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Offline The Edge

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #315 on: December 05, 2020, 09:28:17 PM »
We all make mistakes. Enough water under the bridge by now. Was a great player for us for a long time.
We should not forget that he was a trailblazer in the use of the ample arse technique which SJM has now perfected.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #316 on: December 05, 2020, 09:42:41 PM »
Did Gazza Bazza use his big arse effectively? I just remember he had one, not that he had a McGinniesta-like trick with it.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #317 on: February 23, 2021, 12:45:52 PM »
Turns 40 today Happy Birthday Legend

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #318 on: February 24, 2021, 01:28:10 AM »
The best player in Villa's first team -at seventeen!

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #319 on: February 24, 2021, 07:22:45 AM »
Great player for us and remembered with only fondness by me, enjoy your retirement Gareth!

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #320 on: February 24, 2021, 08:08:56 AM »
Class act; one of my top-team picks for the time I have spent watching the Mighty Villa.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #321 on: February 24, 2021, 02:19:19 PM »
Only 40?! What a life/career.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #322 on: February 24, 2021, 03:14:39 PM »

That was a really good side! Great second goal. Even Curtis Davies looked completely at home in defence.

That was a nice memory.  I remember watching in a pub on a dodgy feed. The connection went down just before Gabby got the 2nd.  Lots of "I think we've scored again" to be heard in different quarters of the pub.   A great day.  Looking at it again and the penalty..how far off the line is the keeper before the kick and he clearly moves befoore the kick too?

Offline Paulo

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #323 on: February 24, 2021, 05:51:54 PM »
One of my favorite villa players, so consistent and a big influence on the club.

Here's a link to a really good interview with him about his time at villa.


I always hoped he would come back to play for us and judging by the interview he was open to it. He says he always asked his agent if there was any interest from us but didn't get any indication from villa that he was wanted.

Hopefully he'll be back in some capacity in the future.


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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #324 on: May 03, 2021, 10:47:17 AM »
"You don't spend 12 years at a club and not care about it. If I'm ever put on the spot and have to choose one of my previous clubs then Aston Villa comes out on top." :)

On 2nd May 1998 Gareth Barry made his debut for Aston Villa .

"That Sheffield Wednesday game, I don’t remember much of the game because you’re running around on nervous energy I came on for Ian Taylor (on 49 minutes), we won the game, and I was delighted at the end of it to have made my debut.

Straight away, I got the taste of it and wanted more. I think there was a little bit of luck along the way. I made my debut in midfield and the week after my first start against Arsenal, I was starting in midfield as well. Ugo got sent off at the Arsenal game, if my memory is right, it was a long time ago now! Then, I had to go back into the defence and then the following season was the David Unsworth story, so things went my way, but in football, when they fall your way, you’ve still got to take the chance. It was sort of about being ready to take it.”

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #325 on: May 03, 2021, 11:16:40 AM »
Strange how memories cloud as the years pass, i will give Barry a Villa legend status as he gave us great service for many years but i also remember the many lard arse and too slow comments before he left, went on to give good value at other clubs. A true proffessional if ever their was one, he would be good value to younger players if we could fit him in somewhere.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #326 on: May 03, 2021, 11:18:30 AM »
I distinctly recall a defeat in the FA Cup at Brammel Lane where he scored and a few who had been giving him such stick refused to celebrate his goal. Must have been 04/05 ish

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #327 on: May 03, 2021, 12:30:07 PM »
I distinctly recall a defeat in the FA Cup at Brammel Lane where he scored and a few who had been giving him such stick refused to celebrate his goal. Must have been 04/05 ish
I have a few memories of being at that game, it was a terrible performance.

I recall Alan Wright beating Carlton Cole in the air

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #328 on: May 03, 2021, 04:37:24 PM »
We were rubbish but were stil cheated somehow, according to my vague recollection. Considering Sheffield United have been almost uniformly shite as far as I can remember, we don't have a very good record there. See also: Crystal Palace.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Retired
« Reply #329 on: May 03, 2021, 05:31:24 PM »
Barry was a great servant right up until the point of that pathetic Daily Mirror article / plea to leave for the red scouse.


 


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