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Title: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 23, 2020, 04:44:17 PM
Carry on as you were.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Drummond on January 23, 2020, 04:46:36 PM
According to the OS

Looks like a real hot prospect. And a Villa fan.

I reckon he warrants his own thread as he's going to have a great future.

Barry Signs (https://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2020/01/23/harrison-barry-academy-aston-villa)
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: GarTomas on January 23, 2020, 04:56:35 PM
According to the OS

Looks like a real hot prospect. And a Villa fan.

I reckon he warrants his own thread as he's going to have a great future.

Barry Signs (https://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2020/01/23/harrison-barry-academy-aston-villa)

Reckon we should merge with Mr Woodhall’s thread as he won based on thread title!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Luke8 on January 23, 2020, 04:57:19 PM
He really is an excellent prospect. Not beyond the realms of possibility that we see an appearance before the end of the season.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: frank black on January 23, 2020, 05:04:49 PM
Scored on his debut for u23 versus Cardiff friendly. Which we won 2-1 apparently
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 23, 2020, 05:07:11 PM
Welcome, become awesome.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: olaftab on January 23, 2020, 05:21:58 PM
Welcome young man.
Any info on what position he plays?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: frank black on January 23, 2020, 05:23:04 PM
Welcome young man.
Any info on what position he plays?

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Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Risso on January 23, 2020, 05:28:57 PM
Good signing for the future.  We should pinch that Bellingham of the Draggers too, so they can join in with the Baggies whingefest.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: aj2k77 on January 23, 2020, 05:42:41 PM
Players like Barry and Bellingham should be at our academies in the first place.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Drummond on January 23, 2020, 05:48:22 PM
Players like Barry and Bellingham should be at our academies in the first place.

Was there from age 6. Its nuts that talent is identified so early!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 23, 2020, 05:52:09 PM
Hope you enjoyed your time at the kit-stealers, now welcome to the original and best.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 23, 2020, 05:53:47 PM
I wonder if to get here he caught a ship across the sea and if he was alone?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Dave P on January 23, 2020, 05:58:37 PM
Why didn’t Barry take the penalty?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Dave P on January 23, 2020, 05:59:08 PM
What type of striker is he? Quick? Big? Strong? All round?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: GarTomas on January 23, 2020, 06:06:21 PM
Good signing for the future.  We should pinch that Bellingham of the Draggers too, so they can join in with the Baggies whingefest.
SmalHeathAlliance would go into meltdown.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: dave shelley on January 23, 2020, 06:44:32 PM
Welcome young man, your dream has just come true, make the most of it as you are so privileged to wear these colours.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Deano's Mullet on January 23, 2020, 06:55:31 PM
Hes actually from Aston isn't he? Welcome!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Richard E on January 23, 2020, 07:10:24 PM
It ay fair
It wor fair
It wo be fair
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Holy Trinity on January 23, 2020, 07:15:17 PM
What type of striker is he? Quick? Big? Strong? All round?

Messi/Aguero/Henry

Hes quite small at the moment I think hes about 5'5-5'6 but obviously he could have a growth spurt.

Skillful and oozes talent
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: LukeJames on January 23, 2020, 07:16:10 PM
My Albion work mate was having a right whinge over this, probably broke the West Midlands record for seperate use of the word cheats in the same rant. Absolute bliss.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Holy Trinity on January 23, 2020, 07:18:24 PM
My Albion work mate was having a right whinge over this, probably broke the West Midlands record for seperate use of the word cheats in the same rant. Absolute bliss.

Yh my mate blocked me on whatsapp for rubbing it in! Still not unblocked me yet haha
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: themossman on January 23, 2020, 07:28:33 PM
Why didn’t Barry take the penalty?

Lol
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: TopDeck113 on January 23, 2020, 08:04:07 PM
Players like Barry and Bellingham should be at our academies in the first place.

Was there from age 6. Its nuts that talent is identified so early!

I actually have a big issue with it.  They hoover up boys with any potential and then equally discard as readily.  I have two boys in my class at present. Six/seven years old.  One is at Man City, the other trains three nights a week - City, Liverpool and Everton.  I know the journey to Greater Manchester to Merseyside is not that far, but twice a week after school for someone in Year 2?  I also don't think they're that fantastic.  Good, yes, but certainly miles off being the best talent I've taught.  The one consolation I take is that they're both academically able, so when the rejection comes they've got brains to help secure their futures.

As for the best talent I've personally taught, therein lies my other issue with the academies and the pressure they exert.  I taught him in Year 4 and at that point he was training with City and Burnley.  He was a naturally good at all sports and of course I wanted him to take part in competitions for the school, but it was always he couldn't because he was training.  Anyway, eventually one day I said to him that it wouldn't hurt him to miss training just the once and do something different with his school friends... All hell broke loose, with parents complaining to the head teacher that I was pressurizing him and putting his future prospects in peril.   

Now I wish that the punchline was along the lines of, but anyway it was all worth it and it's good to see Phil Foden doing well.   But of course it isn't.  I actually bumped into his dad last summer and asked how was doing.  He was at college doing some sport-related course and, yes, still playing football.  He was hoping that this was going to be his breakthrough season and he'd make his first team debut... for Bamber Bridge.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: The Man With A Stick on January 23, 2020, 08:09:00 PM
They aren't very happy are they.  First we cheat them out of promotion by beating them at penalties, now this.

If the kid's any good then it's just a bonus.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: garyshawsknee on January 23, 2020, 08:14:30 PM
Sort of signing other top teams would do, so I'm glad it's us this time and hopefully in the future we'll be getting these type of players coming through the ranks. I hope we keep him longer than our last signing from Barca.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Sexual Ealing on January 23, 2020, 08:26:36 PM
What type of striker is he? Quick? Big? Strong? All round?

Messi/Aguero/Henry

Hes quite small at the moment I think hes about 5'5-5'6 but obviously he could have a growth spurt.

Skillful and oozes talent

I must say, Holy Trinity, that your comparisons aren't massively enlightening unless he's short, stocky, slight of build, tall, elegant, does his best work coming in from the left wing, can dribble past an entire defence on one foot from anywhere and only does his best work in the six yard box!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Holy Trinity on January 23, 2020, 08:29:59 PM
What type of striker is he? Quick? Big? Strong? All round?

Messi/Aguero/Henry

Hes quite small at the moment I think hes about 5'5-5'6 but obviously he could have a growth spurt.

Skillful and oozes talent

I must say, Holy Trinity, that your comparisons aren't massively enlightening unless he's short, stocky, slight of build, tall, elegant, does his best work coming in from the left wing, can dribble past an entire defence on one foot from anywhere and only does his best work in the six yard box!

All 3 are highly skillful on the ball and can beat a man and have the tricks needed to stand out.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Sexual Ealing on January 23, 2020, 08:36:50 PM
What type of striker is he? Quick? Big? Strong? All round?

Messi/Aguero/Henry

Hes quite small at the moment I think hes about 5'5-5'6 but obviously he could have a growth spurt.

Skillful and oozes talent

I must say, Holy Trinity, that your comparisons aren't massively enlightening unless he's short, stocky, slight of build, tall, elegant, does his best work coming in from the left wing, can dribble past an entire defence on one foot from anywhere and only does his best work in the six yard box!

All 3 are highly skillful on the ball and can beat a man and have the tricks needed to stand out.

So was OJ Simpson. Wink.

I get what you mean but I would've thought that Messi/Aguero/Henry are basically three separate archetypes and if, by some weird sorcery, they could be combined, such a player would never have heard of West Bromwich Albion.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Holy Trinity on January 23, 2020, 08:46:37 PM
What type of striker is he? Quick? Big? Strong? All round?

Messi/Aguero/Henry

Hes quite small at the moment I think hes about 5'5-5'6 but obviously he could have a growth spurt.

Skillful and oozes talent

I must say, Holy Trinity, that your comparisons aren't massively enlightening unless he's short, stocky, slight of build, tall, elegant, does his best work coming in from the left wing, can dribble past an entire defence on one foot from anywhere and only does his best work in the six yard box!

All 3 are highly skillful on the ball and can beat a man and have the tricks needed to stand out.

So was OJ Simpson. Wink.

I get what you mean but I would've thought that Messi/Aguero/Henry are basically three separate archetypes and if, by some weird sorcery, they could be combined, such a player would never have heard of West Bromwich Albion.

Ah I get what you mean.
I think of the 3 as game changer talisman type player, he is a bit of all 3 to be honest but has a lot to learn still.

https://youtu.be/wiaXirUn1L0 shows examples of what I mean
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Gareth on January 23, 2020, 08:55:26 PM
Is it wrong that my first thought on seeing the article was your can have a tattoo at 16?’

Let’s hope he develops naturally through the academy & in 18 months / 2 years he is ready
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 23, 2020, 08:59:24 PM
Is it wrong that my first thought on seeing the article was your can have a tattoo at 16?’

Let’s hope he develops naturally through the academy & in 18 months / 2 years he is ready

If your surname is Barry and you're a footballer you can do whatever the fuck you want regardless of what age you are. Still a schoolboy? No problem, get tattooed. Pushing 40? All gravy, steal a taxi while drunk and everyone will forgive you pretty much straight away!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: N'ZMAV on January 23, 2020, 09:01:50 PM
can he play up front? :)
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 23, 2020, 09:05:58 PM
According to someone in the know he’s not short of confidence bordering on arrogant.  Sort of what you need to succeed at this level.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: TonyD on January 23, 2020, 09:24:23 PM
Why didn’t Barry take the penalty?
Ha ha.  Very good first page. 
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: TonyD on January 23, 2020, 09:28:08 PM
So how come Barcelona let him go.? Hopefully their loss and another Jack int the making.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 23, 2020, 09:31:40 PM
So how come Barcelona let him go.? Hopefully their loss and another Jack int the making.

I don't think he settled at all. Which isn't hard to understand, him being a child from the Midlands thrust into the 2nd* biggest club in world football.

*After us of course.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: TonyD on January 23, 2020, 09:35:05 PM
So how come Barcelona let him go.? Hopefully their loss and another Jack int the making.

I don't think he settled at all. Which isn't hard to understand, him being a child from the Midlands thrust into the 2nd* biggest club in world football.

*After us of course.
Yeah its quite a change to move at that age.  How long was he there?   Anyway he is back - looking forward to his PL debut.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 23, 2020, 09:37:48 PM
So how come Barcelona let him go.? Hopefully their loss and another Jack int the making.

I don't think he settled at all. Which isn't hard to understand, him being a child from the Midlands thrust into the 2nd* biggest club in world football.

*After us of course.
Yeah its quite a change to move at that age.  How long was he there?   Anyway he is back - looking forward to his PL debut.

I agree. Can't wait. Think he will be a big, big player for us and England one day.

*Sorry missed the question. He was there just 6 months.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: TonyD on January 23, 2020, 09:56:41 PM
So how come Barcelona let him go.? Hopefully their loss and another Jack int the making.

I don't think he settled at all. Which isn't hard to understand, him being a child from the Midlands thrust into the 2nd* biggest club in world football.

*After us of course.
Yeah its quite a change to move at that age.  How long was he there?   Anyway he is back - looking forward to his PL debut.

I agree. Can't wait. Think he will be a big, big player for us and England one day.

*Sorry missed the question. He was there just 6 months.
You can only manage so much tapas ;)
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 23, 2020, 09:59:24 PM
Rumour has it he overdid the patatas bravas and his form has never been the same since
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: timeoutbigbar on January 23, 2020, 10:03:25 PM
I'd heard that they'd had problems registering him to compete in official youth academy league level games.  Maybe a contributing factor in wanting to come back, only getting the occasional training ground run out and struggling to settle.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 23, 2020, 10:09:18 PM
A move to a big club like Barca, combined with living overseas, presumably away from family, is big move for a 16  year old kid, irrespective of how confident he is - hope he has a long and successful career with the Villa
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 23, 2020, 10:12:18 PM
Cynic in me suggests our new Academy Coach persuaded him to say he was homesick so we could pick him up for peanuts.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Hockley Lion on January 23, 2020, 10:19:37 PM
Cynic in me suggests our new Academy Coach persuaded him to say he was homesick so we could pick him up for peanuts.

Me too.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 23, 2020, 10:27:27 PM
Cynic in me suggests our new Academy Coach persuaded him to say he was homesick so we could pick him up for peanuts.

If he wasn't homesick, surely he would just have stayed at Barcelona?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 23, 2020, 10:37:59 PM
He looks a bit like the bloke from that slightly creepy bit-too-close brother and sister on Gogglebox.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Villafirst on January 23, 2020, 10:47:53 PM
Some bitter comments on the WBA Forum. "Vile scumbag"
"Hope he gets injured" are a sample.  That's shockingly bad! Anyway Welcome Louie.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Brassneck on January 24, 2020, 12:54:21 AM
Just realised that I know his Dad - A big Villa fan.  I remember him telling me a few years ago that his son was at Albion.

A few may know him (the Dad) ex-Aston licensee, had a few pubs in Aston in his time, perhaps best remembered for when he took over the Britannia and cleaned up the middle floor room (that had been empty for years), got the upholstery claret and blue and the whole room was decorated in Villa memorabilia, late 90s.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Ads on January 24, 2020, 01:47:00 AM
Warning! This link is high in saltiness;

 It ay fair  (https://wbaunofficial.org.uk/showthread.php?tid=8228&page=6)
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: robbo1874 on January 24, 2020, 02:58:48 AM
A move to a big club like Barca, combined with living overseas, presumably away from family, is big move for a 16  year old kid, irrespective of how confident he is - hope he has a long and successful career with the Villa
seems like he was badly advised to go there. 16 and off to Barcelona?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Clampy on January 24, 2020, 07:03:57 AM
I didn't realise our Academy coach came from the Albion. They sound jolly cross on that forum, it's tremendous fun.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: FrankyH on January 24, 2020, 07:08:32 AM
He looks a bit like the bloke from that slightly creepy bit-too-close brother and sister on Gogglebox.

Yes  , I think it’s that incest haircut that doesn’t do them any favours. Get rid of it son !
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: robbo1874 on January 24, 2020, 07:19:48 AM
Warning! This link is high in saltiness;

 It ay fair  (https://wbaunofficial.org.uk/showthread.php?tid=8228&page=6)
Warning! This link is high in saltiness;

 It ay fair  (https://wbaunofficial.org.uk/showthread.php?tid=8228&page=6)
ha ha- no end to the bitterness! ‘You’ve invalidated the warranty Lynn’
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Ads on January 24, 2020, 07:46:02 AM
It dose appear we've got mousse all over their valance.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Damo70 on January 24, 2020, 08:33:04 AM
He looks a bit like the bloke from that slightly creepy bit-too-close brother and sister on Gogglebox.

Yes  , I think it’s that incest haircut that doesn’t do them any favours. Get rid of it son !


It is hard for me to comment as an only child but they do appear to have some conversations that maybe shouldn't take place between a brother and sister. It isn't a problem in our family as my son isn't particularly interested in having many conversations with his two sisters.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Damo70 on January 24, 2020, 08:47:35 AM
I can accept they are bitter and want him to fail at Villa but those who are wishing a serious injury on the kid are warped.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 24, 2020, 09:00:17 AM
I can accept they are bitter and want him to fail at Villa but those who are wishing a serious injury on the kid are warped.

Warped is a very nice and understanding way of putting it.

A few four-letter words come to mind for me.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: PeterWithe on January 24, 2020, 09:04:24 AM
Players like Barry and Bellingham should be at our academies in the first place.

Was there from age 6. Its nuts that talent is identified so early!

I actually have a big issue with it.  They hoover up boys with any potential and then equally discard as readily.  Etc

A member of my extended family is a talented player and has been at all the major midlands clubs, including at Albion with Barry.  His dad, another massive Villa fan, moved him to Albion for the reason that it was more personalised and less of a meat mincing machine than the other academies in the area. I’ve been told by people in youth football that we have been miles behind Albion and Wolves for years. Really good to see it being recognised and a plan put in place to rectify it.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 24, 2020, 09:32:29 AM
If any of them are having this read to them -
No, yow ay paranoid.
Ar, there am diffrunt roolz fer big clubz. Barcelona and us for example.
Ar, little clubz do get treeted wuss. That's yow that is.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: GordonCowansisthegreatest on January 24, 2020, 10:03:56 AM
If any of them are having this read to them -
No, yow ay paranoid.
Ar, there am diffrunt roolz fer big clubz. Barcelona and us for example.
Ar, little clubz do get treeted wuss. That's yow that is.

Do they realise that they ARE a small time club?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 24, 2020, 10:11:03 AM
Just realised that I know his Dad - A big Villa fan.  I remember him telling me a few years ago that his son was at Albion.

A few may know him (the Dad) ex-Aston licensee, had a few pubs in Aston in his time, perhaps best remembered for when he took over the Britannia and cleaned up the middle floor room (that had been empty for years), got the upholstery claret and blue and the whole room was decorated in Villa memorabilia, late 90s.

So that's who he is. I never realised.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: PeterWithe on January 24, 2020, 10:14:44 AM
His dad has now got the Dubella bar in Boldmere.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: paul_e on January 24, 2020, 12:15:18 PM
There are 2 themes there that I like:

'they haven't paid so surely he's still our player' and various versions of that.
'it stinks of collusion' I love this idea that barca have done the dirty for us and the linked implication that we're such a big club that we can do that.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 24, 2020, 12:16:42 PM
There are 2 themes there that I like:

'they haven't paid so surely he's still our player' and various versions of that.
'it stinks of collusion' I love this idea that barca have done the dirty for us and the linked implication that we're such a big club that we can do that.

It truly is a beautiful thing.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 24, 2020, 12:33:14 PM
Even Barcelona are part of the global Villa Boyas Tay Fair Conspiracy.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: LeeB on January 24, 2020, 01:01:30 PM
There are 2 themes there that I like:

'they haven't paid so surely he's still our player' and various versions of that.
'it stinks of collusion' I love this idea that barca have done the dirty for us and the linked implication that we're such a big club that we can do that.

It's them in their eternal 'corridor of uncertainty', the 'Wim ay/wim ar a big club', depending on the situation.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: darren woolley on January 24, 2020, 01:14:58 PM
Welcome to Aston Villa Louie.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Dave P on January 24, 2020, 01:36:13 PM
So how come Barcelona let him go.? Hopefully their loss and another Jack int the making.

The interview with Harrison on the website suggests the coaching staff at Barca who took him over no longer work there.  Maybe the new coaches had new ideas etc
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Dave P on January 24, 2020, 01:36:43 PM
It dose appear we've got mousse all over their valance.

"the what?"

"The skirt around the side of the bed!"
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 24, 2020, 02:15:51 PM
Terrible hair.

Nice watch.

Good luck.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Risso on January 24, 2020, 03:45:42 PM

Nice watch.

I couldn’t make out what it was. Can’t think of anything that size with a red pusher like that.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Scratchins on January 24, 2020, 04:23:32 PM
If any of them are having this read to them -
No, yow ay paranoid.
Ar, there am diffrunt roolz fer big clubz. Barcelona and us for example.
Ar, little clubz do get treeted wuss. That's yow that is.


 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: brian green on January 24, 2020, 04:41:21 PM
tharris
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Mister E on January 24, 2020, 05:02:26 PM
And this is why they're known as the Bitters.
QED.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 24, 2020, 05:24:44 PM
Just realised that I know his Dad - A big Villa fan.  I remember him telling me a few years ago that his son was at Albion.

A few may know him (the Dad) ex-Aston licensee, had a few pubs in Aston in his time, perhaps best remembered for when he took over the Britannia and cleaned up the middle floor room (that had been empty for years), got the upholstery claret and blue and the whole room was decorated in Villa memorabilia, late 90s.

So that's who he is. I never realised.
I met his dad at the Clay Oven in London prior to either the FA Cup Semi Final against Liverpool or the Final against Arsenal  - can`t remember which. He came across as a decent bloke - very proud of his son , and rightly so (I think he may have another older son who was on the books at Oxford Utd)
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 24, 2020, 05:45:15 PM

Nice watch.

I couldn’t make out what it was. Can’t think of anything that size with a red pusher like that.

I think it's a Breitling Red Arrows special edition Emergency.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: brian green on January 24, 2020, 05:49:09 PM
Is that the one where Mickey's right hand points to the minutes and his left hand points to the hours?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 24, 2020, 05:51:48 PM
Is that the one where Mickey's right hand points to the minutes and his left hand points to the hours?
I understand Mickey Mouse used to have a "Doug Ellis" watch
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: brian green on January 24, 2020, 06:12:14 PM
The one left in HDE's Last Will and Testament to the City Museum and Art Gallery?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: FatSam on January 24, 2020, 06:20:43 PM
Interesting that Man Utd are rumoured to be considering a £30m bid for Jude Bellingham, who whilst having made 25 first team appearances for Blues, is the same age as Louie Barry. I'm staggered (and thankful) that the valuations of two England U17 players could be so dramatically different. How can anyone be confident enough in the prospects of a 16 year-old to commit that much money towards it?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Brassneck on January 24, 2020, 06:24:47 PM
£30 million on a 16 year old is £30 million less than they have to bid for Jack.

Not sure what Olbiyun's issue is?  We have dealt with the club who Barry was registered to.  We don't need their permission or consent for anything.  Still, as others have said, if it has affected their tin popt lives then it's a double whammy.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Bad English on January 24, 2020, 08:07:30 PM
Dear Olbyiun,
We'm giving less fucks than brain cells in Sandwell.
Cheers!
The Villa.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 24, 2020, 08:14:29 PM
From that Albion site, which is truly the domain of cretins.

Quote
They finished above us in 2014.

We finished above them in 2012/13/15/16/17/18/19. 

We were the top team in the midlands in the 2010s by a country mile.

So, finishing above us but not actually getting promoted whilst we did constitutes a better season than us.

Right.

I've never, ever, genuinely NEVER given a thought to comparing where they finish compared to us until i looked at that site just now.

That's what kills them, they are obsessed with us, most of us couldn't give a fuck about them.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on January 24, 2020, 08:46:21 PM
I did work out a Midlands League based purely on League finishes, with points for being the top, second and third highest team in the Midlands.

Amusingly Blues have never finished above us in any decade.

Baggies did finish with the second most points, even though Wolves were top Midlands club than them.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: papa lazarou on January 24, 2020, 10:05:53 PM
From that Albion site, which is truly the domain of cretins.

Quote
They finished above us in 2014.

We finished above them in 2012/13/15/16/17/18/19. 

We were the top team in the midlands in the 2010s by a country mile.

Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 24, 2020, 10:13:23 PM
I think Leicester might debate the Best Midlands Team of the Decade title.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: brentastonb6 on January 24, 2020, 11:42:30 PM
Did he score for the U23’s yesterday?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: maidstonevillain on January 24, 2020, 11:57:31 PM
I think Leicester might debate the Best Midlands Team of the Decade title.
I don't think it even merits a debate.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Mellin on January 25, 2020, 03:01:03 PM
Quite strange. It's Leicester.

If you change it to West Midlands it's up for debate. Wolves finished the decade strongly and we went to Wembley six times. Baggies most consistent. Even the shit down the road won something, which no one else has. Pretty poor from us all tbh.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Risso on January 25, 2020, 03:04:07 PM

Nice watch.

I couldn’t make out what it was. Can’t think of anything that size with a red pusher like that.

I think it's a Breitling Red Arrows special edition Emergency.

Couldn't find any of those with a red pusher.  Does look like a Breitling though.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: robbo1874 on January 26, 2020, 05:04:20 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fvxH64sB4sE

Who’ll be first to dive into the lower Holte from upstairs?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 11, 2020, 12:22:53 AM
Nice to see Louie Bazza on the scoresheet for England U17’s 4-0 win vs Ukraine
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: mr underhill on February 12, 2020, 09:02:32 AM
I think we may well see Barry playing for the first team before the end of the season.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Smithy on February 12, 2020, 10:00:38 AM
I think we may well see Barry playing for the first team before the end of the season.

He's a couple of months younger than Harvey Elliot at Liverpool, so in theory, he's old enough to get a game. But I'm not sure throwing a young kid into a relegation battle would be the right thing to do, unless the club is absolutely confident he can contribute to winning games, rather than 'getting experience'.  Liverpool have that luxury, as they don't 'need' him in their team right now.  We don't.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on February 12, 2020, 10:26:06 AM
I think we’d need to be mathematically safe before giving him a game where there’d be no pressure on him. So, West Ham away could be possible, but unlikely.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: OCD on February 12, 2020, 12:13:12 PM
Davis is injured again so presumably Vassilev will be on the bench Sunday but it's not unthinkable that Barry could overtake Vassilev and start getting a place on the bench before long.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 12, 2020, 01:34:27 PM
Davis is injured again so presumably Vassilev will be on the bench Sunday but it's not unthinkable that Barry could overtake Vassilev and start getting a place on the bench before long.

I think Baston will be on the bench over Vassilev
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Hookeysmith on February 12, 2020, 01:42:44 PM
Davis is injured again so presumably Vassilev will be on the bench Sunday but it's not unthinkable that Barry could overtake Vassilev and start getting a place on the bench before long.

I think Baston will be on the bench over Vassilev

Has there been any news on Baston - no pics on official site training etc?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Footy-Vill on June 12, 2020, 12:03:15 PM
So I think will be interesting to Barry's chances of some football action. He's called up to first team and for those who don't know:
It's  5 subs in a match and on the bench teams  will have from 9 to choose from.

So I do think Barry has a fair chance to play this season
Now does anyone know how good he is?

He looks a player for sure . Highly rated . I've only seen glimpses so if anyone can enlighten on what he brings then be useful.

Could be looking at a wildcard along with Ramsey in being an asset to villa surviving

Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: darren woolley on June 12, 2020, 12:24:30 PM
I hope he gets some game time I think he will do well for us.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: colin69 on June 12, 2020, 12:29:56 PM
You win nothing with kids.....(Alan Hansen 1995).
I’d like to see some of these younger players on the bench or even starting. If they’re  good enough  they’re old enough.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: AsTallAsLions on June 12, 2020, 12:31:57 PM
You win nothing with kids.....(Alan Hansen 1995).
I’d like to see some of these younger players on the bench or even starting. If they’re  good enough  they’re old enough.

Agreed.

With match fitness levels bound to be suspect and 5 subs available per game, we'll need all the youthful energy and enthusiasm we can get IMO.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Footy-Vill on June 12, 2020, 01:23:29 PM
Yes and the teenagers  will be use to playing in non atmosphere grounds !
Anyone who played in/ been part of/watched  a football match when there are essentially a small gathering in a big venue like youth cup matches knows exactly that it's the football that is the most concentrated.
No distractions.

Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Sexual Ealing on June 12, 2020, 01:25:17 PM
Yes and the teenagers  will be use to playing in non atmosphere grounds !
Anyone who played in/ been part of/watched  a football match when there are essentially a small gathering in a big venue like youth cup matches knows exactly that it's the football that is the most concentrated.
No distractions.



This is a great point. It'll be a much less daunting way to integrate for them, one would think.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Mister E on June 12, 2020, 01:33:34 PM
Ramsey must be in with a chance, along with Vassilev. Not sure about Barry ... does he take penalties?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Randy Gurner on July 09, 2020, 10:59:26 PM
In such dire circumstances my vote is for young Louie to be given a run out. What have we got to lose?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Rudy65 on July 09, 2020, 11:06:57 PM
In such dire circumstances my vote is for young Louie to be given a run out. What have we got to lose?

He is 17. Don’t get him involved in this shit storm. Next Season maybe
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Randy Gurner on July 09, 2020, 11:21:30 PM
In such dire circumstances my vote is for young Louie to be given a run out. What have we got to lose?

He is 17. Don’t get him involved in this shit storm. Next Season maybe

Fair enough. I'm half cut, clutching at straws here. On a more serious note, I've heard great things about him and I hope he's involved in the near future.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Nii Lamptey on July 09, 2020, 11:28:56 PM
Rooney was 16 when he made his first team debut, and he hadn't been signed by 2 European giants by that age.....  ;)

https://www.espn.co.uk/football/club/everton/368/blog/post/3181929/august-17-2002-wayne-rooney-makes-his-everton-debut-in-draw-vs-tottenham
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Alex77 on November 29, 2020, 09:02:37 AM
Just bumping this old thread. He was obviously highly rated when we signed him, does anyone know how he's progressing?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Ian. on November 29, 2020, 09:13:08 AM
Very well by what I can gather on Twitter following their games.
His form for the U’23’s iceberg good.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: manic-road on November 29, 2020, 09:15:05 AM
Scored another couple in his last game.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: exigo on November 29, 2020, 10:23:18 AM
Interested to see if Conor goes into the team, and Barry goes up to the bench with Barkley out.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: eamonn on November 29, 2020, 10:28:46 AM
Very well by what I can gather on Twitter following their games.
His form for the U’23’s iceberg good.

Iceberg? More cool as a cucumber than a soggy, limp lettuce I hope.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: OCD on November 29, 2020, 01:25:02 PM
Interested to see if Conor goes into the team, and Barry goes up to the bench with Barkley out.

Ramsey has been the 19th man for a few games so presumably he will be on the bench.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 29, 2020, 03:42:14 PM
I would hope we never hold any of our players back due to age. Dortmund have shown you can play talented kids at the highest level. I love what they have done in terms of player development and recruitment. If they are good enough, play them.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Ian. on November 29, 2020, 05:08:20 PM
Very well by what I can gather on Twitter following their games.
His form for the U’23’s iceberg good.

Iceberg? More cool as a cucumber than a soggy, limp lettuce I hope.
Iceberg? No idea what I was typing for predictive to put that in!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Brazilian Villain on November 29, 2020, 05:32:09 PM
Very well by what I can gather on Twitter following their games.
His form for the U’23’s iceberg good.

Iceberg? More cool as a cucumber than a soggy, limp lettuce I hope.

Iceberg? No idea what I was typing for predictive to put that in!

You meant to say his recent form's been titanic?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: paul_e on November 30, 2020, 11:46:30 AM
5 goals in his last 6 games for the U23s so looks like he's fully settled in now. As I said on the Archer thread my aim with him now would be to get him around the first tema squad a few times this month then get him out on loan to the highest level we can in January and give him half a season of adult football. If he carries on as he has I suspect he'll be pushing for the first team before the end of next season.

On a side note I wish they'd got the TV gantry in place at BMH before the season started, I'd love to be able to watch how some of them are developing and right now you only get chance to catch the odd away game.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Percy McCarthy on November 30, 2020, 12:06:11 PM
Very well by what I can gather on Twitter following their games.
His form for the U’23’s iceberg good.

Iceberg? More cool as a cucumber than a soggy, limp lettuce I hope.
Iceberg? No idea what I was typing for predictive to put that in!

‘Is very’ I should think.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: TonyD on November 30, 2020, 04:13:34 PM
Yep if you’re good enough - you’re good enough.

I would use an easy game to blood him.

2nd Jan would be ideal. 
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Footy-Vill on November 30, 2020, 04:43:17 PM
Could Barry fulfill the wide/wing forward role in a 3 up top
Or is he more a central attacking player be it up top or a cental supplement striker.

The little know i have it seems he could perform as an inverted wide player with attacking intentions but those ITK and observations  from his youth academy and U23 play could be more informing to where we could expect to see him.

Liking the news he's scored 5 in 6 having been reading above.
And certainly there could be some opportunities in December depending on how players are on fitness
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: darren woolley on November 30, 2020, 05:28:45 PM
I would love him to be involved in the first team squad this season.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: PeterWithe on November 30, 2020, 05:35:05 PM
He's doing well but I think he might still be too physically slight for any first team involvement for some time yet.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 30, 2020, 05:46:00 PM
Is any more slight than Phil Foden?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Footy-Vill on December 19, 2020, 08:12:36 PM
Let's get him on the bench and a 5 min cameo just to rub their noses in it tomorrow!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Monty on December 19, 2020, 08:14:31 PM
Let's get him on the bench and a 5 min cameo just to rub their noses in it tomorrow!

Your best ever suggestion. Assuming we're winning...
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: OCD on December 19, 2020, 08:48:13 PM
Well there's 9 subs allowed on the bench now so there's every chance.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: colin69 on December 19, 2020, 09:35:00 PM
I don’t think for one minute he will be on the bench.....but wouldn’t this shitty year just get a little bit better if he was and he did actually get on and score against them??
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Legion on December 19, 2020, 09:57:13 PM
He played for the U23s the other day so I doubt it very much.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: paul_e on December 19, 2020, 10:02:25 PM
with the 2 extra spots on the bench I'd like to see players like Barry (and Cam when he's back) getting involved. I'd vote to keep the 9 permanently but I'd add a requirement that at least 2 have to be home-grown U21s to encourage players like this getting a chance to be in the matchday squads nice and early.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: SheffieldVillain on December 19, 2020, 10:56:29 PM
We aren't far off having one of the youngsters on the bench out of necessity let alone choice.A squad of 26 (including Ramsay) for 20 places but 4 of those are keepers so 22 outfield players for 18 spots. Wesley, Trez, Barkley and Konsa are out as things stands so one more injury/suspension and there's a spot for one of the kids. You'd think Engels, Taylor, AEG would be the defensive cover so it would probably have to be a forward. Maybe not so far off Barry Jnr getting a run after all.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: olaftab on December 19, 2020, 11:26:56 PM
I would love him to be involved in the first team squad this season.
I agree and he can always be there to take penalties.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Hookeysmith on December 20, 2020, 10:00:02 AM
I would love him to be involved in the first team squad this season.
I agree and he can always be there to take penalties.

I saw what you did there - bravo
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Footy-Vill on December 20, 2020, 10:13:25 AM
He can eventually take squad number of Hourihane and be Louis 14th
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Risso on December 20, 2020, 10:44:11 AM
Boom!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: West Derby Villan on December 20, 2020, 10:47:19 AM
He can eventually take squad number of Hourihane and be Louis 14th

Superb !
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: eamonn on December 20, 2020, 11:24:27 AM
Exceptional creativity by Villz. The Grealish of the pen/keyboard.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on January 08, 2021, 10:24:54 PM
17 years 6 months 18 days he scores his first FA Cup goal against the world champions no less.

That's just under 3 months younger than when George Best got his first in the cup.

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/fa-cup/juengstetorschuetzen/pokalwettbewerb/FAC/plus/0/galerie/0?saisonIdVon=2020&saisonIdBis=1962&land_id=0
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: bilsim on January 08, 2021, 10:25:35 PM
This evenings goal was one of my most joyous moments as a Villa fan. Excellent finish... This kid looks like the real deal.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Des Little on January 08, 2021, 10:32:10 PM
That goal going in was just magical, and the post match interview was equally so. I think we have a very, very good player on our hands here. One of many, in fact.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on January 08, 2021, 10:32:55 PM
"Obviously I benefited from Rowey passing the ball through.

"It's the proudest I've ever been of myself. When it hit the back of the net I've never been so proud. It happened so quick.

"I was working really hard before, so was everyone else, and when I was celebrating everythign just came out. Relief sort of.

"I've never been so proud of a team before. From start to finish, when I scored I even thought we might have a chance here!

"I was cramping up a bit towards the end but you've just got to get used to it. With age comes physicality and mentality.

"Good experience over there but I've come to the club I supported my whole life."
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 08, 2021, 10:35:26 PM
Interview

https://twitter.com/btsportfootball/status/1347664111577010177?s=21
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: darren woolley on January 08, 2021, 10:38:52 PM
What a finish by Louie brilliant I would love to see him get more first team game time for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Steve67 on January 08, 2021, 10:50:12 PM
What a finish by Louie brilliant I would love to see him get more first team game time for the rest of the season.

He can't possibly do any worse than KD, can he? Give him a chance Deano.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Legion on January 08, 2021, 10:52:59 PM
KD is not good enough. Both Barry and Archer are far better. As is Vassilev.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 08, 2021, 10:58:04 PM
What a great story. So happy for him.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: paul_e on January 08, 2021, 10:58:53 PM
For me KD is the sort of player that all 3 of them would like to play alongside but because we play 1 up front he's never really going to get a chance that hold-up target man he could become.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: mrfuse on January 08, 2021, 11:14:57 PM
For me KD is the sort of player that all 3 of them would like to play alongside but because we play 1 up front he's never really going to get a chance that hold-up target man he could become.

I think that's the nail on the head.

Back in the day of teams playing 2 up front Heskey and Owen were a great partnership but no one plays like that anymore.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 08, 2021, 11:21:03 PM
To effort and look forward to seeing him get some minutes. You can see from that goal he has everything to be a star. The pass to put him through was utter perfection
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: robbo1874 on January 08, 2021, 11:22:52 PM
Such pace and composure for his goal. Well done Louie lad. You now would trust the club, as opposed to times past, to properly manage his career development and introduction to the senior set-up. Kind of reminded me of that wonder goal by Rooney for Everton when he was just 16.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: TonyD on January 08, 2021, 11:29:01 PM
If you are good enough.....
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: paul_e on January 08, 2021, 11:29:22 PM
The most impressive thing about the goal was the running line. The way he cut across the defender took him out of the game and turned it into a one-on-one. That's not something you can be taught.

If he doesn't go out on loan I fully expect to see him on the bench before the summer.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: LeeB on January 08, 2021, 11:38:17 PM
The most impressive thing about the goal was the running line. The way he cut across the defender took him out of the game and turned it into a one-on-one. That's not something you can be taught.

If he doesn't go out on loan I fully expect to see him on the bench before the summer.

Was just pondering that run myself, it was really one of those moments when you see a kid and think 'yes, he's got it'.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Damo70 on January 09, 2021, 12:08:01 AM
His Wikipedia page has been updated after tonight's game. I am sure everyone at Albion will be delighted for him and wish him all the best for the future.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: CT on January 09, 2021, 06:56:29 AM
His Wikipedia page has been updated after tonight's game. I am sure everyone at Albion will be delighted for him and wish him all the best for the future.

They’re not bitter at all....

What a fantastic interview he did afterwards as well. Just pure happiness.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: charleeco7 on January 09, 2021, 08:07:07 AM
His size, his speed and natural finishing ability just reminds me of a young Michael Owen. Natural ability and a joy to watch.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: brian green on January 09, 2021, 08:17:31 AM
Best thing about his post match interview was his Brummie accent.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Nunkin1965 on January 09, 2021, 09:17:47 AM
Looks like a fantastic talent.
Thought his post match  interviews were almost as good as his goal!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: PeterWithe on January 09, 2021, 09:21:13 AM
Best thing about his post match interview was his Brummie accent.

Wasn’t it just, wonderful to see someone so happy. As well he should be.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Mister E on January 09, 2021, 09:34:19 AM
His size, his speed and natural finishing ability just reminds me of a young Michael Owen. Natural ability and a joy to watch.
Someone just described him as Vardy's (much) younger brother; not a bad shout either.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Ian. on January 09, 2021, 09:49:23 AM
I’m again how many chances Jack could make for him, it could be one hell of a partnership.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: frank black on January 09, 2021, 10:08:48 AM
His size, his speed and natural finishing ability just reminds me of a young Michael Owen. Natural ability and a joy to watch.
Someone just described him as Vardy's (much) younger brother; not a bad shout either.

Klopp called him “little Vardy”
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: john e on January 09, 2021, 10:11:43 AM
His size, his speed and natural finishing ability just reminds me of a young Michael Owen. Natural ability and a joy to watch.


Yes I agree

Michael Owen was the pundit last night he must have been getting flashbacks when Barry was put through
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 09, 2021, 10:37:37 AM
In his post match interview he came across very well, eloquent and likeable, what a breath of fresh air.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on January 09, 2021, 10:52:10 AM
His size, his speed and natural finishing ability just reminds me of a young Michael Owen. Natural ability and a joy to watch.
Someone just described him as Vardy's (much) younger brother; not a bad shout either.

Klopp called him “little Vardy”

Poor comparison, Vardy didn't score his first top flight goal until he was 25.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: OzVilla on January 09, 2021, 10:59:40 AM
It’s funny as soon as he cut across that defender I just knew he’d score, despite  me never having seen him before last night and him still having a lot to do.

He just looks, runs, moves like a goal scorer.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: colin69 on January 09, 2021, 11:04:38 AM
Yes as others have said the way he took his goal completely reminded me of Michael Owen when he broke onto the scene.
Think he has a very bright future.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Risso on January 09, 2021, 11:06:25 AM
The most impressive thing about the goal was the running line. The way he cut across the defender took him out of the game and turned it into a one-on-one. That's not something you can be taught.

If he doesn't go out on loan I fully expect to see him on the bench before the summer.

If I was Dean, I'd be putting him on the bench for the rest of the season to get him used to the first team environment, then give him a loan somewhere decent next year in the Championship. Year after that, he should be in the first team squad. He really does look the business.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: N'ZMAV on January 09, 2021, 11:08:08 AM
interesting about Barry - for him to be available last night, means he simply isn't training with the first team squad - so Dean Smith (and Mark Delaney et al) see a lot more of Barry that any of us do.... maybe he's not ready?

His pace, movement and finish last night was very Vardy.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Mister E on January 09, 2021, 11:09:06 AM
His size, his speed and natural finishing ability just reminds me of a young Michael Owen. Natural ability and a joy to watch.
Someone just described him as Vardy's (much) younger brother; not a bad shout either.
Klopp called him “little Vardy”
Poor comparison, Vardy didn't score his first top flight goal until he was 25.
I don't think that was quite the point. Style of play - pace, playing on the shoulder, putting away the only chance he  got - is what was being referred to, I think.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Mister E on January 09, 2021, 11:11:10 AM
The most impressive thing about the goal was the running line. The way he cut across the defender took him out of the game and turned it into a one-on-one. That's not something you can be taught.
If he doesn't go out on loan I fully expect to see him on the bench before the summer.
If I was Dean, I'd be putting him on the bench for the rest of the season to get him used to the first team environment, then give him a loan somewhere decent next year in the Championship. Year after that, he should be in the first team squad. He really does look the business.
Yes, although I'd like to see him playing between JG and Watkins, or Watkins and Traore; maybe later this season. The kid has fantastic goal instinct, it would appear.
Rooney, Owen and Brian Little - to name three - managed to break straight into their first team.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: simboy on January 09, 2021, 11:28:21 AM
For the first time in ages I think we can trust the club to let him develop and encourage that development. Expect to see him near the first team at the end of this season and then possibly off for a half season somewhere if the club think that the way forward.

What last night showed, if nothing else, was that for the first time in ages we have got a plan ... previously our U23 set up was liberally sprinkled with people who were coming to the end of that time and were never going to make it for us unfortunately. We have now decided to go for the young talent and if you are going to make it it’ll be before you’re 21. Possibly the most important thing to come out of the adoption of the Smith philosophy over that of Bruce.

Rooney’s first goal at Villa park was in a 4-1 defeat ... just sayin’ 😊
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: PeterWithe on January 09, 2021, 11:39:40 AM
I’d like to see him stay where he is, play 90 mins every week and ease himself into the first team gradually. Then play 1000 first team games for us.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: tomd2103 on January 09, 2021, 11:46:15 AM
Always thought he was an attacking midfielder rather than a striker.  As the old saying in sport goes, there is no substitute for pace.  When he got through last night, the defender got nowhere near him, which gave him the time to pick his spot perfectly. 
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: brian green on January 09, 2021, 11:49:34 AM
My son Damon has a very droll sense of humour, tempered by forty five years on the Holte.  He says if we were still owned by Doug Ellis he would have offered Louie Barry for sale to the Liverpool chairman during last night's game.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: paul_e on January 09, 2021, 12:28:57 PM
interesting about Barry - for him to be available last night, means he simply isn't training with the first team squad - so Dean Smith (and Mark Delaney et al) see a lot more of Barry that any of us do.... maybe he's not ready?

His pace, movement and finish last night was very Vardy.

As I understand it he has trained with the first team numerous times over the last few months but just so happened to not be with them for the last 2 weeks so was available after a negative test. A few others weren't so lucky.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: TopDeck113 on January 09, 2021, 12:46:55 PM
At the moment, we have no need to over-promote youngsters to the first team.  We've seen it previously and more often than not it doesn't work out for either the player or the club.

At present, I'm more than happy to trust the club implicitly with his development and look forward to when when Dean and his team feel he's ready.  In that way, we'll all be able to enjoy the moment he beats Billy Walker's goal-scoring record.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: WarszaVillan82 on January 09, 2021, 12:54:22 PM
It was an incredibly calm finish, he just looked as if he knew he wouldn't miss
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: OCD on January 09, 2021, 01:33:00 PM
Aside from the way he took the goal and his post-match interview, what impressed me was his physicality. Shrugging off the Liverpool defender but also still being able to run when so many of his teammates were dropping with cramp. He looked arguably the most ready and he sounds like he has the right mindset. He'll be involved in first team football soon, whether that be on the periphery of our squad or out on loan to a league side.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 09, 2021, 02:16:49 PM
It was an incredibly calm finish, he just looked as if he knew he wouldn't miss

Last Villa striker to look that confident on a one-on-one with the keeper was probably Deano.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: DrGonzo on January 09, 2021, 02:30:22 PM
Body shape for the finish was excellent, perfect blance, drew the keeper far enough out that he had plenty of room to drift it round him.  The keeper had no chance.  Great awareness and weight of pass to get it to him.  If it had been scored by McGinn putting Watkins through we'd still be over the moon and saying what a great goal it was.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Risso on January 09, 2021, 02:38:25 PM
It was an incredibly calm finish, he just looked as if he knew he wouldn't miss

Last Villa striker to look that confident on a one-on-one with the keeper was probably Deano.

Carew was excellent in those sorts of positions too. And Yorke.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Clarey_Blue on January 09, 2021, 02:42:16 PM
But Deano would probably have hit the post ;-)
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Monty on January 09, 2021, 02:45:15 PM
People have mentioned Vardy, Owen, and I would add Henry for his shape on the finish that others have mentioned. Early early days, but clearly has all the natural gifts necessary to be the real f***ing thing.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Brazilian Villain on January 09, 2021, 02:47:18 PM
It was an incredibly calm finish, he just looked as if he knew he wouldn't miss

Last Villa striker to look that confident on a one-on-one with the keeper was probably Deano.

I think we need to rein in our excitement a bit and just let the kid develop. I seem to recall Stefan Moore scoring a great goal against Charlton on his debut at the same end and thinking he was the real deal.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: MorrisNielson on January 09, 2021, 02:48:31 PM
Youngest Aston Villa Goalscorers:
1957-58 - Hazelden W - West Bromwich Albion - League - 16 years & 269 days
2020-21 - Barry LM - Liverpool - FA Cup - 17 years & 201 days
1973-74 - Campbell RM - Nottingham Forest - League - 17 years & 223 days
1961-62 - Baker AR - Leicester City - League - 17 years & 303 days
2008-09 - Delfouneso NA - MSK Zilina - UEFA Cup - 17 years & 306 days
1953-54 - Roberts KO - Chelsea - League - 17 years & 316 days
1985-86 - Daley AM - West Bromwich Albion - League - 17 years & 321 days
1998-99 - Barry G - Nottingham Forest - League - 18 years & 60 days
1964-65 - Park RC - Luton Town - League Cup - 18 years & 82 days
1975-76 - Deehan JM - Sheffield United - League - 18 years & 94 days
1998-99 - Vassell D - Stromsgodset - UEFA Cup - 18 years & 94 days
1976-77 - Cowans GS - Derby County - League - 18 years & 150 days
1979-80 - Hopkins RA - Norwich City - League - 18 years & 153 days
1982-83 - Walters ME - Dinamo Bucharest - European Cup - 18 years & 154 days
1971-72 - Little B - Torquay United - League - 18 years & 156 days
1962-63 - Graham G - Liverpool - League - 18 years & 169 days
1979-80 - Shaw GR - Colchester United - League Cup - 18 years & 219 days
1976-77 - Hughes DT - Middlesbrough - League - 18 years & 283 days
1969-70 - Hamilton IM - Chester City - League Cup - 18 years & 286 days
1988-89 - Olney ID - Birmingham City - League Cup - 18 years & 300 days
1890-91 - Athersmith WC - Wolverhampton Wanderers - League - 18 years & 308 days
1991-92 - Froggatt SJ - Swindon Town - FA Cup - 18 years & 344 days
2002-03 - Moore S - Charlton Athletic - League - 18 years & 348 days
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Sexual Ealing on January 09, 2021, 02:54:21 PM
Youngest Aston Villa Goalscorers:
1957-58 - Hazelden W - West Bromwich Albion - League - 16 years & 269 days
2020-21 - Barry LM - Liverpool - FA Cup - 17 years & 201 days
1973-74 - Campbell RM - Nottingham Forest - League - 17 years & 223 days
1961-62 - Baker AR - Leicester City - League - 17 years & 303 days
2008-09 - Delfouneso NA - MSK Zilina - UEFA Cup - 17 years & 306 days
1953-54 - Roberts KO - Chelsea - League - 17 years & 316 days
1985-86 - Daley AM - West Bromwich Albion - League - 17 years & 321 days
1998-99 - Barry G - Nottingham Forest - League - 18 years & 60 days
1964-65 - Park RC - Luton Town - League Cup - 18 years & 82 days
1975-76 - Deehan JM - Sheffield United - League - 18 years & 94 days
1998-99 - Vassell D - Stromsgodset - UEFA Cup - 18 years & 94 days
1976-77 - Cowans GS - Derby County - League - 18 years & 150 days
1979-80 - Hopkins RA - Norwich City - League - 18 years & 153 days
1982-83 - Walters ME - Dinamo Bucharest - European Cup - 18 years & 154 days
1971-72 - Little B - Torquay United - League - 18 years & 156 days
1962-63 - Graham G - Liverpool - League - 18 years & 169 days
1979-80 - Shaw GR - Colchester United - League Cup - 18 years & 219 days
1976-77 - Hughes DT - Middlesbrough - League - 18 years & 283 days
1969-70 - Hamilton IM - Chester City - League Cup - 18 years & 286 days
1988-89 - Olney ID - Birmingham City - League Cup - 18 years & 300 days
1890-91 - Athersmith WC - Wolverhampton Wanderers - League - 18 years & 308 days
1991-92 - Froggatt SJ - Swindon Town - FA Cup - 18 years & 344 days
2002-03 - Moore S - Charlton Athletic - League - 18 years & 348 days

Plenty of them turned out well.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Dr Butler on January 09, 2021, 02:57:54 PM
wow there are some famous Villa names on that list...

UTV
THe Doc
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Brazilian Villain on January 09, 2021, 03:04:17 PM
wow there are some famous Villa names on that list...

And an infamous Blose name.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: TopDeck113 on January 09, 2021, 03:10:33 PM
wow there are some famous Villa names on that list...

And an infamous Blose name.

I was there when Hopkins scored within seconds of coming on.  Having witnessed his celebrations, I always took his subsequent anti-Villa posturings with a big shovel of salt.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 09, 2021, 03:17:56 PM
It was an incredibly calm finish, he just looked as if he knew he wouldn't miss

Last Villa striker to look that confident on a one-on-one with the keeper was probably Deano.

I think we need to rein in our excitement a bit and just let the kid develop. I seem to recall Stefan Moore scoring a great goal against Charlton on his debut at the same end and thinking he was the real deal.

Nah. Getting excited about the next superstar to emerge from the yoofs is what it's all about. Watching Jack, for instance, go from being touted as "decent, got a chance" by a few on here to blossom into one of the best players in the league has been great.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Risso on January 09, 2021, 03:32:41 PM
Nice to see one of our old "next best things" doing OK with Bolton this year, ie The Fonz.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Russ aka Big Nose on January 09, 2021, 04:03:11 PM
wow there are some famous Villa names on that list...

And an infamous Blose name.

I was there when Hopkins scored within seconds of coming on.  Having witnessed his celebrations, I always took his subsequent anti-Villa posturings with a big shovel of salt.

No question he was/is a BlueNose. I saw him walking around town with Noel Blake, both wearing B-lose scarves and trying to provoke anyone that they thought was a Villa fan. Slightly bizarre as it was mostly midweek morning shoppers. 

Absolutely pathetic.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on January 09, 2021, 04:45:38 PM
I've never heard of Hazelden our youngest ever scorer.  He scored 5 in 17 before being shipped off to Wigan (who were then non league).

I wonder why he never made it with us, or another League club?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 09, 2021, 04:53:49 PM
I've never heard of Hazelden our youngest ever scorer.  He scored 5 in 17 before being shipped off to Wigan (who were then non league).

I wonder why he never made it with us, or another League club?

He played too many games as a kid and got injured.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 09, 2021, 05:29:11 PM
I've never heard of Hazelden our youngest ever scorer.  He scored 5 in 17 before being shipped off to Wigan (who were then non league).

I wonder why he never made it with us, or another League club?

He played too many games as a kid and got injured.
this is a common problem, overplaying kids when their body is still developing.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: john e on January 09, 2021, 06:39:39 PM
I've never heard of Hazelden our youngest ever scorer.  He scored 5 in 17 before being shipped off to Wigan (who were then non league).

I wonder why he never made it with us, or another League club?

He played too many games as a kid and got injured.
this is a common problem, overplaying kids when their body is still developing.


Don't they play all the time at their own level though

I don't think they just sit around or train waiting for their bodies to develop they probably put the same amount of actual playing time in as anyone else just with lads the same age and size I suppose

Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Risso on January 09, 2021, 06:48:38 PM
Depends on the player I suppose. Didn't seem to hold Rooney back much, or any of the Nevilles/Beckham era of kids.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Sexual Ealing on January 09, 2021, 07:21:19 PM
Michael Owen was banjaxed at an early age though.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Brend'Watkins on January 09, 2021, 07:26:49 PM
Rooney had the physique and strength of a man aged 15 or 16.  This, along with his ability clearly stood out in the Youth cup final.  What helped the Man U kids is they all played together throughout their development and came through together. It’s a big ask for Barry to slot in this season. However, I might change that opinion if he starts performing consistently in the U23s from here on in.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Risso on January 09, 2021, 07:30:26 PM
Michael Owen was banjaxed at an early age though.

He was quoted as saying it was a genetic family weakness with him though. Opposite to the Rooney family I guess.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Sexual Ealing on January 09, 2021, 07:32:23 PM
Michael Owen was banjaxed at an early age though.

He was quoted as saying it was a genetic family weakness with him though. Opposite to the Rooney family I guess.

You only have to look at the Rooneys to spot a couple of flaws!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: john2710 on January 09, 2021, 07:48:06 PM
He's got potential, but there's a long way to go. Watched the Youth Cup game at Reading & didn't know the names until after the game. But he shot at every opportunity, even when someone else was far better placed. He's got ability, loads of confidence and a chance to make it.

Let's give him the time to develop for a year or two.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 09, 2021, 07:48:48 PM
Unlike many of our previous young talents Louie Barry may be in the best position to develop out of all of them. That Jack has flourished despite the chaos he will have experienced is a testament to how incredible he is. But in terms of fertile ground and an environment for progressing successfully, Barry has all he needs at a club very much in a positive trajectory.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 09, 2021, 09:43:18 PM
Awesome

https://twitter.com/villaandproud/status/1347957372984160258?s=21
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: tomd2103 on January 09, 2021, 10:05:00 PM
Michael Owen was banjaxed at an early age though.

He was quoted as saying it was a genetic family weakness with him though. Opposite to the Rooney family I guess.

Something to do with his hamstrings wasn't it?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: DrGonzo on January 09, 2021, 10:50:29 PM
Rooney had the physique and strength of a man aged 15 or 16.

And still has the mind of one now.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Smithy on January 10, 2021, 10:22:16 AM
Depends on the player I suppose. Didn't seem to hold Rooney back much, or any of the Nevilles/Beckham era of kids.

I think the more recent arrival of 'kids' into top-flight teams has led to a bit of revisionism with the 'class of 92' and how old they actually were.  When people like Milner, Rooney, Wilshere, Walcott, Sterling, and even Jack, have all established themselves as first-team players while teenagers, we end up thinking of that Man Utd team in the same way. 

The reality is the day of the famous "you don't win anything with kids" remark, Beckham, Butt and Neville were 20, Scholes was a couple of weeks from 21.  That's not to say they weren't "kids" in football term - they were - but they'd had a couple of extra years of developing physically before making it into the first team on regular basis.

I really like the look of Louie, but I'd have no issue with him being kept with the U23s for the next year or so while he develops of bit more, physically speaking.  At 17, we've no idea what size he'll be at 21.  He might remain an Owen-sized forward, but he might develop into something else altogether.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Mister E on January 10, 2021, 10:53:29 AM
Key question: how will Jack help Louie to develop the thighs and calfs required to withstand the victimisation he'll get from less talented opponents?!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: algy on January 10, 2021, 11:41:17 AM
I'd rather ease the lad in slowly myself. We're not in any urgent need of him in the first team, and he's still young & developing physically. As I see it, Ollie's 25 now so in 3-4 seasons' time he'll be 28/29 and Louie will 20/21 so at a perfect age to start making an impact in our first team (having hopefully got a season or two on loan under his belt). No pressure (Ollie still at his peak), but with enough experience under his belt that he can have a realistic chance at making the no.9 shirt his own.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: OCD on January 10, 2021, 12:57:33 PM
Louie looks more like a number 10 to me than a number 9. He could be an understudy to Barkley very quickly imo, even this season if needed.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: WassallVillain on January 12, 2021, 10:00:26 AM
Vote on the BBC football website for goal of the 3rd round. Currently 2nd place on 16%.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: OCD on January 12, 2021, 11:27:56 AM
Voted.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: CT on January 12, 2021, 01:21:08 PM
Done. He’s still a little way behind the Crawley player in 1st.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: mrfuse on January 12, 2021, 04:29:34 PM
Voted lets get him in first 1st.

Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: SaddVillan on January 12, 2021, 04:30:42 PM
Just voted.

Now in 1st place.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: rjp on January 12, 2021, 04:48:41 PM
I think it closes at 5pm.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55622537 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55622537)
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: paul_e on January 12, 2021, 04:57:51 PM
Voted for barry and even ignoring the tribal factor I'd go for him or Justin, a lot of the others are pretty ropey keeping, particularly the crawley goal.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: GordonCowansisthegreatest on January 12, 2021, 05:04:06 PM
Voting now closed , Louie wins with 31% to nearest 25%.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: eamonn on January 12, 2021, 05:36:04 PM
The first of many awards for Louie Louie oooah wooah!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: WassallVillain on January 12, 2021, 05:52:32 PM
Voted for barry and even ignoring the tribal factor I'd go for him or Justin, a lot of the others are pretty ropey keeping, particularly the crawley goal.

When I saw it on Friday I said goal of the 3rd round straight away.  I am a bit biased though. For me it was the sheer joy of the moment for him.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: exigo on January 12, 2021, 06:36:20 PM
Barry wins goal of the round.
BBC linky (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55622537)
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: wittonwarrior on January 12, 2021, 09:21:48 PM
thanks no doubt to our wonderful fan base :)
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: mrfuse on January 13, 2021, 02:50:13 PM
Well deserved
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Rotterdam on January 16, 2021, 10:08:51 AM
He had a decent game last night v WBA.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Risso on January 16, 2021, 11:10:39 AM
He had a decent game last night v WBA.

I bet they loved that!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: ExclDawg on January 19, 2021, 03:50:55 PM
Does this guy have a song yet?  Seems like the obvious choice would be:

Louie, Louie! Oh Barry,
Saying we gotta goal!
Ya ya ya ya ya ya
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: WassallVillain on January 19, 2021, 09:33:40 PM
Barry wins goal of the round.
BBC linky (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55622537)

Until yesterday I’d only seen the through ball and finish. Both of which were excellent.  But it was really a top class team goal from dispossessing Salah in our own penalty area several passes in and out of midfield back to keeper who pings it out wide and away we go. So much better than the highlights bit that gets shown.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: The Edge on January 19, 2021, 10:01:28 PM
Does this guy have a song yet?  Seems like the obvious choice would be:

Louie, Louie! Oh Barry,
Saying we gotta goal!
Ya ya ya ya ya ya
That might work in your head but what's the tune?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 19, 2021, 10:04:17 PM
Does this guy have a song yet?  Seems like the obvious choice would be:

Louie, Louie! Oh Barry,
Saying we gotta goal!
Ya ya ya ya ya ya
That might work in your head but what's the tune?

Er, Louie Louie.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: FrankyH on January 19, 2021, 10:26:30 PM
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Edvard Remberg on January 20, 2021, 02:16:18 PM


Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Risso on January 20, 2021, 03:06:19 PM
I was just thinking of that as well Edvard!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Smithy on January 20, 2021, 03:49:09 PM
Barry wins goal of the round.
BBC linky (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55622537)

Until yesterday I’d only seen the through ball and finish. Both of which were excellent.  But it was really a top class team goal from dispossessing Salah in our own penalty area several passes in and out of midfield back to keeper who pings it out wide and away we go. So much better than the highlights bit that gets shown.

I read somewhere that it's the most passes we've made leading up to a goal all season.  Don't know if it's true, but I can't immediately think of any that have had a long spell of passing it around before scoring?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Edvard Remberg on January 20, 2021, 05:34:39 PM
I was just thinking of that as well Edvard!
We are too old.

But some creative mind could probably make something out of it

Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 22, 2021, 08:58:32 PM
Hat-trick tonight as our under-23s won 3-2 at Norwich. Would like to see him on the bench for the first team before too long.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: villalion on January 22, 2021, 09:08:32 PM
Hat-trick tonight as our under-23s won 3-2 at Norwich. Would like to see him on the bench for the first team before too long.
If your good enough.. you are old enough get him on. His fearlesness would scare the shit out of most defenders.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: nordenvillain on January 22, 2021, 09:12:53 PM
Excellent, well done Louie. I'd hope nearer the season end that he gets some time coming off the bench.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: eamonn on January 22, 2021, 09:26:28 PM
He's so slight though. I'd worry that big centre backs would rough him up. Burnley's bruisers would try to beat the shit out of him.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: CT on January 22, 2021, 09:29:33 PM
He's so slight though. I'd worry that big centre backs would rough him up. Burnley's bruisers would try to beat the shit out of him.

Yep, it’s a fair point, similar to when Jack came on against Hull and Bruce had his cloggers smashing the shit out of him at every opportunity.

But, we’ll have to find out sometime, maybe just have him in and around the first team and build him up from there.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: OCD on January 22, 2021, 09:30:53 PM
Jack's loan spell at Notts County must have done a lot of good for him. Going out on loan might be the next step.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: LukeJames on January 22, 2021, 09:35:21 PM
I haven't been this excited about somebody breaking through since Jack.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: villalion on January 22, 2021, 10:06:44 PM
I don't remember Michael Owen being built like a brick shithouse? And look at the defenders he ran against?
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Legion on January 22, 2021, 10:17:55 PM
He is good enough against players of his own or similar age. The U23s is a bit of a misnomer at the moment.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Ads on January 22, 2021, 10:20:44 PM
Get him around the first team squad till the end of the season and then a loan next season.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: paul_e on January 22, 2021, 10:54:07 PM
I'm not sure about a loan just yet, his form recently is good enough to give him a look on the bench (8 in his last 5 games including the cup) so I'd do that and then make a decision on what to do next season in the summer.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 29, 2021, 09:17:08 PM
Has Louie picked up nasty injury .??...reports elsewhere state he is in a protective boot
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Legion on January 29, 2021, 09:19:09 PM
Ankle injury. Out for 2 months or so.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 29, 2021, 09:24:01 PM
Thanks Leeg........that's a bit of a setback for him and the club
Let's hope he recovers well
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 29, 2021, 10:21:46 PM
Four months, then, with traditional Villa injury inflation. ☹
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: TonyD on May 21, 2021, 12:46:07 AM
Great goal in the semi.. 
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Smirker on May 21, 2021, 04:38:54 PM
Didn't see the semi but my scouse friend was raving about Louie. Said he looks a different class.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: darren woolley on May 21, 2021, 04:42:15 PM
I hope next season he get's some game time with the first team he's a really exciting player we have on our hands.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: OCD on May 21, 2021, 04:50:18 PM
Hope he goes out on loan and gets regular game time to help his development.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Legion on May 21, 2021, 04:51:52 PM
Hope he goes out on loan and gets regular game time to help his development.

That would be best for a lot of them. Working well for Cam at Solihull Moors.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: OCD on May 21, 2021, 04:54:15 PM
Good to hear Lee. I would rather a young talent get regular football experience than be making the odd cameo. It's going to help them develop as a person, to mature and shows them what a privilege it is to play for Villa and how lucky they are to play for a club with such fantastic facilities.
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Smithy on May 21, 2021, 05:09:38 PM
Hope he goes out on loan and gets regular game time to help his development.

That would be best for a lot of them. Working well for Cam at Solihull Moors.

How is he getting on? Is he getting many minutes? The raw stats don't appear to show he's scoring a lot, but that might be due to being used as an impact sub, or where they're playing him - don't like to read too much into the stats without some context!
Title: Re: Louie Barry - signed for a big club
Post by: Legion on May 21, 2021, 05:53:07 PM
Been named on the subs bench since recovering from injury. Gets some game time but is played out wide as opposed to up front. Scored their 4th goal the other week. Link to video on his dedicated thread on here.
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