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Author Topic: Gareth Barry: Retired  (Read 48134 times)

Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #195 on: October 01, 2017, 05:56:49 PM »
I'm a bit Deano fan and will gladly just fondly remember all of the good things he did for us above everything else. My favourite ever strike partnership with Dalian and yes I include Withe/Shaw in that too. Some lovely football played and that period looking back was a lot of fun.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #196 on: October 01, 2017, 07:13:25 PM »
Deano's goal record for us was about one in three. I don't think he ever got that close to 20?


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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #197 on: October 01, 2017, 07:21:48 PM »
Platt was/is an arse.  But a great player for us.

And incredible value, considering we signed him from Crewe for 50p and a bag of pork scratchings, and sold him for £5.5 million. Which could have bought you almost 5 Cantscorinos or two Gordon Duries back then.
Don't get antiPlatt stuff. He was great for Villa.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #198 on: October 01, 2017, 07:23:02 PM »
Deano's goal record for us was about one in three. I don't think he ever got that close to 20?



I think that was his career average too.  Not too shabby.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #199 on: October 01, 2017, 07:24:56 PM »
True - but Yorke was a different level

He was head and shoulders above any other striker I've seen play for us

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #200 on: October 01, 2017, 07:30:54 PM »
Deano's goal record for us was about one in three. I don't think he ever got that close to 20?



I think that was his career average too.  Not too shabby.

But no world beater.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #201 on: October 01, 2017, 07:35:33 PM »
True - but Yorke was a different level

He was head and shoulders above any other striker I've seen play for us
Andy Gray, Brian Little, Dalian ...
... for me, Yorke was a great acquisition, a good striker for us and a useful cash earner for us. The others listed were class.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #202 on: October 01, 2017, 07:40:57 PM »
Before my time

Brian Little's team finished fourth and fifth

I maintain that put someone like Deano in for Yorke and it was probably 8th at best

He was our best player virtually every week

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #203 on: October 01, 2017, 07:47:49 PM »
Platt was/is an arse.  But a great player for us.

And incredible value, considering we signed him from Crewe for 50p and a bag of pork scratchings, and sold him for £5.5 million. Which could have bought you almost 5 Cantscorinos or two Gordon Duries back then.
Don't get antiPlatt stuff. He was great for Villa.

I think itís because he can be a bit aloof and didnít become a Villa cheerleader say like Ian Taylor has become since he left the club. Mind you Taylor isnít fit to lace Plattís boots despite him being a decent player and bloke.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #204 on: October 01, 2017, 08:49:28 PM »
If anything Saunders going on one of his regular goal droughts cost us the title. 6 in his last 28 appearances that season, 2 in the last 17. He was decent enough but I always thought he flattered to deceive overall here, certainly for a record signing.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #205 on: October 01, 2017, 08:54:30 PM »
Thanks SH.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #206 on: October 01, 2017, 09:07:05 PM »
It's because as SH says he rarely mentions us despite it being at us he made his name and probably had his best form. Plus during his last year he was learning Italian as he wanted out, didn't stop him playing very well that season, e kept us up almost single handedly, but muc like Fat Baz and the NOTW interview, it sours a lot of folks memory of him.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #207 on: October 02, 2017, 01:33:54 PM »
I don't get the dissing of Deano, he was bloody good for us and doesn't airbrush us from his past like some of the others lauded.
His signing, and his immediate impact led to the best football I've ever seen us play, and he won us a cup final.


Seconded. He won the league cup with us (scoring two in the final) and may have won the league with us if Dalian and Froggy had stayed fit alongside him. The three of them were on fire together in the first half of the season.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2017, 01:39:22 PM by Damo70 »

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #208 on: October 02, 2017, 01:37:24 PM »
Platt was/is an arse.  But a great player for us.

And incredible value, considering we signed him from Crewe for 50p and a bag of pork scratchings, and sold him for £5.5 million. Which could have bought you almost 5 Cantscorinos or two Gordon Duries back then.
Don't get antiPlatt stuff. He was great for Villa.


SGT and Villa made him for life and he seems to have totally wiped us from his memory unfortunately. I suppose that's what happens when you end up living in a castle in Italy.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #209 on: October 02, 2017, 01:58:04 PM »
Platt was/is an arse.  But a great player for us.

And incredible value, considering we signed him from Crewe for 50p and a bag of pork scratchings, and sold him for £5.5 million. Which could have bought you almost 5 Cantscorinos or two Gordon Duries back then.
Don't get antiPlatt stuff. He was great for Villa.


SGT and Villa made him for life and he seems to have totally wiped us from his memory unfortunately. I suppose that's what happens when you end up living in a castle in Italy.

I couldnít care less that he hasnít become a Villa cheerleader since leaving us. He did his talking on the pitch which where it only matters. I only have good memories of Platt in a Villa shirt. Anything that happened afterwards, I couldnít care less.

 


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