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Author Topic: Gareth Barry: Retired  (Read 48132 times)

Offline Stu82

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #240 on: August 27, 2020, 01:31:30 PM »
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Offline chrisw1

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #241 on: August 27, 2020, 01:43:15 PM »
A classy player.  Was dissapointed he didn't come back once his City adventure was over.

Still, I always thought he conducted himself well both at the club and after he left and he'll always be welcome back as far as I'm concerned.

Offline john e

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #242 on: August 27, 2020, 01:48:06 PM »
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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #243 on: August 27, 2020, 02:03:52 PM »
One of my favourite ever Villa players, Villa legend.
Legend, no way he could not wait to fuck off.

Good player, legend reserved for the very best.

Offline SheffieldVillain

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #244 on: August 27, 2020, 02:09:29 PM »
One of my favourite ever Villa players, Villa legend.
Legend, no way he could not wait to fuck off.

Good player, legend reserved for the very best.

Agree with that. Brian Little and Paul McGrath are legends. Very good player though he was, Barry doesn't belong in that company.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #245 on: August 27, 2020, 02:12:40 PM »
I like Gareth Barry he's a decent bloke and a very good player.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #246 on: August 27, 2020, 02:16:00 PM »
Hi retired when he signed for Smethwick.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #247 on: August 27, 2020, 02:20:57 PM »
I would agree, not a legend, but a very good player for us.

I wish him well.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #248 on: August 27, 2020, 02:26:01 PM »
A classy player.  Was dissapointed he didn't come back once his City adventure was over.

Still, I always thought he conducted himself well both at the club and after he left and he'll always be welcome back as far as I'm concerned.

We should have gone on out to get him back from City that time. We were in dire need of his leadership in midfield . He did very well at Everton too.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #249 on: August 27, 2020, 02:31:06 PM »
Gareth was brilliant for us and I think he did very well at Man city early on. Mr Dependable. I would love someone like him in the team now. 

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #250 on: August 27, 2020, 02:34:26 PM »
I donít know what the standard is for Legend status
I presume itís subjective like most things

but until Grealish came along he was probably the best midfielder Iíve seen in a Villa shirt in the 20 years

Offline Stu

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #251 on: August 27, 2020, 02:36:33 PM »
One of our best ever. 441 appearances for the club over 12 years, great left foot, played in quite a few different positions. Let himself down with that News of the World spread though.

Offline ez

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #252 on: August 27, 2020, 02:37:41 PM »
A great player for us. It was a sad day when he realised he had to leave to better himself. That for me is when the champions league dream died.

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #253 on: August 27, 2020, 02:44:29 PM »
I like how it's spun in the media

"Former England and Man city star retires......."

Great servant of the club and a pillar of respect as a long serving player in the top flight. 2 minor indescretions aside (early years DD and even worse playing for the bitters) a very decent role model pro

Offline Dick Edwards

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Re: Gareth Barry: Going Backwards Fast
« Reply #254 on: August 27, 2020, 02:48:36 PM »
When I first witnessed Gareth Barry's ability as a teenager I couldn't believe what I was seeing. He had unbelievable composure and awareness, qualities that are only the right of special players, and he had these as a 16 year old!

He was a wonderful footballer.

 


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