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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: Footy-Vill on June 12, 2020, 01:32:37 PM
Thing is some players thrive on the atmosphere I think gives them added edge.
Others don't.
First and foremost they are footballers so those without the ego and needing the adulation of crowd can cope better perhaps.
As well as those who fear the negative vibes and crowd on their backs home or away.
But of course any positive encouragement from a home /away support is just that and a good singing support would often improve most footballers confidence levels in a match.
The 12th Man of the holte seen to that !
So its not just the performers who need that .
It's what most of the squad are use to and expect.
So yeah the young ones can transition to prem football as if it's those academy games
Fascinating to see how some of these perform.
Up the villa !
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
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