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Author Topic: Gareth Barry: Retired  (Read 48130 times)

Offline john e

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #225 on: October 05, 2017, 09:15:48 PM »
the ‘Rolls Royce of a player’ is a good description of GB
I loved him, i remember coming away from some games thinking just watching him was the only thing worth the entrance fee

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #226 on: October 05, 2017, 10:19:43 PM »
Not 'Custard Pants' anymore?

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #227 on: October 06, 2017, 03:47:14 AM »
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.

Actual fee was 200k - and SGT was worried he'd overpaid for him

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #228 on: October 06, 2017, 04:35:12 AM »
the ‘Rolls Royce of a player’ is a good description of GB
I loved him, i remember coming away from some games thinking just watching him was the only thing worth the entrance fee

Yes, me too. An excellent, excellent player.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #229 on: August 27, 2020, 12:31:28 PM »
Retired.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #230 on: August 27, 2020, 12:39:14 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.

Actual fee was 200k - and SGT was worried he'd overpaid for him


I seem to recall SGT's number two Steve Harrison had just left to take over Watford and he knew of SGT/Villa's interest and made a bid himself on Watford's behalf which pushed the price up a bit when Crewe knew they had two keen buyers in Watford and Villa.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #231 on: August 27, 2020, 12:48:06 PM »
You could see the class Barry had when he broke through and was lucky to be playing at the beginning in a back 5 with some very good players that allowed him to develop. Really found his feat under MON when he was moved to centre midfield and has had a fantastic career. It's a pity he never came back later on, he was just the kind of player we could have done with in the Championship.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #232 on: August 27, 2020, 12:54:09 PM »
I have said before that football was a job for Platt and he didn't seem to fall in love with any club he was at. He was a top class journeyman. I can't recall him speaking about his time as a youngster at Manure, his time at Crewe, his time at Villa, his time in Italy with Bari, Juventus and Sampdoria, his time at Arsenal where he was a double winner or his time with England which included Italia '90 and Euro '96. He appears to be someone who has no time for nostalgia or sentiment whether it concerns Villa or any shirt he has pulled on over the years so I don't see why we should take it as a slight on Villa or Villa fans.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #233 on: August 27, 2020, 12:55:23 PM »
He's had a fantastic career, saw him come on as a sub away at Shef Wed many years ago when we were cruising 0-3 up. I beleieve he is the payer who has played under most England managers and currently holds the record for most Premier League appearances.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #234 on: August 27, 2020, 12:59:13 PM »
Great player for us. Can see him doing well in management.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #235 on: August 27, 2020, 01:01:23 PM »
Excellent player for us. I like to think McGinn has taken on the mantle of 'huge arse that he sticks into his opponents'.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #236 on: August 27, 2020, 01:14:17 PM »
Salutes for him, was always slightly underrated I feel.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #237 on: August 27, 2020, 01:22:40 PM »
A superb player, I can't add anything more.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #238 on: August 27, 2020, 01:29:12 PM »
One of my favourite ever Villa players, Villa legend.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #239 on: August 27, 2020, 01:30:14 PM »
Very good player - remember his debut v Champions, didn't look the slightest bit of place

 


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