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Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1980 on: May 24, 2024, 12:04:14 AM »
Signing a relegated player that played well against us, even the CL bound Villa are required to uphold that club tradition.

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1981 on: May 24, 2024, 12:05:38 AM »
Ross Barkley isn't happening. Everyone get some sleep .

But your hero Romano has spoken, so Iím too excited.

(Plus Iím at work)

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1982 on: May 24, 2024, 12:11:28 AM »
I'm all for second chances - after all, if Bailey had had only one season with us we'd probably be calling him a flop too.

Come on back Ross, you'll find we're even bigger time now than the first time round. Hopefully it's to your liking!

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1983 on: May 24, 2024, 12:15:20 AM »
Coming in to CL Villa vs mid table Villa having just survived relegation on the last day the previous year are two very different situations. I expect Barkley to help us when called upon under the guidance of Emery.

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1984 on: May 24, 2024, 12:26:54 AM »
It's only speculation at the moment but if he does come then it's because Emery wants him and that'd good enough for me.

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1985 on: May 24, 2024, 12:56:03 AM »
Letís not wet the bed and think heís going to replace Luiz or Tielemans. Heís more than likely going to upgrade Dendonker and that is a bone fide upgrade.

He won't replace Kamara (or the Donk), that's not his game and that's where we are weakest. If he's a playmaker from deep these days then he's competing with Luiz and Tielemans for minutes. So he's not an upgrade on anyone. For football reasons only, it reminds me of the Zaniolo signing when we already had Diaby and Bailey, we don't need a player like Barkley.

If you can ignore, his career at the top level has been a joke for years bar last season, he already cost us a 12m loan fee + wages and bombed spectacularly.

Offline Axl Rose

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1986 on: May 24, 2024, 01:30:46 AM »
I'm sure Emery will get more out of him than Smith did, but still, I'd rather someone a bit more exciting as we prepare for our Champions League adventure.

Anyway, if you come, good luck Ross.

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1987 on: May 24, 2024, 01:51:26 AM »
I donít see how signing Barkley is any indication of how our overall transfer window will look. Itís an opportunistic acquisition that adds depth to the squad for not very much. I look at this like us bringing back Ashley Young. A lot of people thought he was past it at PL level and he ended up proving really valuable for the short time he was back with us.

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1988 on: May 24, 2024, 05:38:38 AM »
What the season shown is that squad depth is critical, players are now injured more often in the post covid world.
It could be another indication that Luiz is on his way.

Offline Goldenballs

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1989 on: May 24, 2024, 06:37:45 AM »
Decent bit of business, all things considered, although talk of a 'bumper 3 year contract' is a bit worrying. Hope he's still motivated.

Online FatSam

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1990 on: May 24, 2024, 06:54:49 AM »
Decent bit of business, all things considered, although talk of a 'bumper 3 year contract' is a bit worrying. Hope he's still motivated.
Yes, thatís the he only bit that Iím concerned about. I canít help thinking that part of the reason for his success at Luton was the highly incentivised nature of a short term deal.

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1991 on: May 24, 2024, 06:54:50 AM »
My concern is that he had a season at Luton where he played most of their games and was the central cog of their midfield. It will be different with us and I wonder whether bits of games here and there will suit him.

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1992 on: May 24, 2024, 06:59:47 AM »
It's  going to be a very long summer at this rate .

Tell you what, it is for people who just do not listen when PSR is discussed.

As others have pointed out up this page, we CAN NOT go and spend what we want, we're in a tight spot already, and as the manager himself said last week, we need to be intelligent in what we do.

Anyone thinking we'll be dropping 50m on a player this summer - unless we make a big sale - is going to be really disappointed.

We can't do it.

Which is great news for the Sky five, who no doubt can and will soend 50 million on a player (s)

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1993 on: May 24, 2024, 07:14:57 AM »
My concern is that he had a season at Luton where he played most of their games and was the central cog of their midfield. It will be different with us and I wonder whether bits of games here and there will suit him.

Yep, thatís a concern.  But heís a good player and is very good at looking after the ball under pressure, so if he does keep fit and motivated then Iím sure heíll be useful

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Re: Ross Barkley: Coming back?
« Reply #1994 on: May 24, 2024, 07:20:04 AM »
I don't see any negatives with this, unless he disrupts the dressing room.

 


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