collapse collapse

Please donate to help keep this site going.

Recent Topics

Dean Smith - Confirmed by VILLA MOLE
[Today at 12:48:22 PM]


Morgan Sanson by frank black
[Today at 12:40:24 PM]


Aston Villa Women 2020-21 by Footy-Vill
[Today at 12:36:50 PM]


The NFL Thread (with added College Football) by ADVILLAFAN
[Today at 12:35:48 PM]


Ezri Konsa - signed by dave shelley
[Today at 12:35:07 PM]


Burnley vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Wednesday, Jan 27th - 6pm by Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air
[Today at 12:33:00 PM]


Easy Press-ings by dave.woodhall
[Today at 12:32:39 PM]


Ross Barkley - signed by Smithy
[Today at 12:25:12 PM]

January 22, 2021, 05:36:33 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 399 | Comments: 7

"Bliss was it in that dawn ...
January 18, 2021, 09:08:53 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 707 | Comments: 5

The Villa have been playing ca...
January 17, 2021, 06:10:15 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 1129 | Comments: 15

Jimmy Rimmer, Nigel Spink and ...
January 13, 2021, 02:59:00 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 999 | Comments: 9

There have been some fairly ug...
January 08, 2021, 02:00:55 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 1061 | Comments: 0

As a one time moderately succe...

Follow us on...

Author Topic: Ross Barkley - signed  (Read 41985 times)

Offline Risso

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 60904
  • Location: Leics
  • GM : 28.02.2021
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #540 on: November 14, 2020, 02:02:05 PM »
I'm not sure we'll ever see much of a defensive side from him, although he didn't do too badly against Leicester.

Offline RamboandBruno

  • Member
  • Posts: 618
  • Location: Birmingham about 4 miles from Villa Park
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #541 on: November 14, 2020, 02:25:20 PM »
Ive been guilty of using the hologram word occasionally, equally Ive been full of praise for Hourihane at other times. He has been an incredibly important player in our comeback from the dire straights we were in up to and including relegation and beyond. Hes scored some really important and great goals, a dipping volley against blues a few years back and the screamer against Albion in the play off semis to get us back into the tie (I was right behind that) come to mind. I also think he was really important in keeping us up last year in the post lockdown run in, not just his performances but as an obvious leader in the team, if wed gone down and lost grealish etc, he was the championship skipper for me.
Saying all of that, as all clubs progressing in the right direction do, were moving on and bringing in a better standard of player. I dont see Connor as a regular starter anymore, though I do wish hed get the odd run out, 3-0 up at Arsenal with 10 mins to go, dont see why he wasnt brought on then, he deserves some game time. A very good servant for the club at an important period in our history.

Offline OCD

  • Member
  • Posts: 28973
  • Location: Stuck in the middle with you
    • http://www.rightconsultant.com
  • GM : May, 2012
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #542 on: November 14, 2020, 04:18:36 PM »
He's also got Ramsey breathing down his neck for competition for a spot whenever Luiz or McGinn aren't available.

Online aj2k77

  • Member
  • Posts: 9648
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #543 on: November 15, 2020, 10:38:50 AM »
He also cost us around 2m quid, which compared to most of our fee's the last 10 years has got to be one of the best deals we've done. Like Targett he's a bit of a fans whipping boy, sometimes understandably but he's always grafted, never shirked and gives a shit. Fair play to him and I'll always keep an eye out for him should we progress further and he moves on.

Offline ChicagoLion

  • Member
  • Posts: 12211
  • Location: Chicago
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #544 on: November 21, 2020, 07:28:58 PM »
So, Should we be worrying Barkley fitness?

Offline Risso

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 60904
  • Location: Leics
  • GM : 28.02.2021
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #545 on: November 21, 2020, 07:31:19 PM »
Smith seemed to think hed be out for a few weeks now.

Offline OCD

  • Member
  • Posts: 28973
  • Location: Stuck in the middle with you
    • http://www.rightconsultant.com
  • GM : May, 2012
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #546 on: November 22, 2020, 06:42:17 PM »
I saw Smith say he doesn't think it's too bad and that they had to assess it.

Offline Villafirst

  • Member
  • Posts: 5756
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #547 on: November 22, 2020, 10:36:14 PM »
Liverpool feared the worst over Andy Robertson's hamstring injury, yet he played against Leicester tonight??

Offline Villafirst

  • Member
  • Posts: 5756
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #548 on: November 23, 2020, 10:52:45 PM »
Matt Maher from the Express & Star just mentioned that the final prognosis is still awaited, but RB is expected to miss the next 2 games.

Online kippaxvilla2

  • Member
  • Posts: 17695
  • Location: Back in Solihull
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #549 on: November 24, 2020, 12:59:17 AM »
Yep two games out.  Expected return against Wolves.  Manure on 2nd January it is then.

Offline darren woolley

  • Member
  • Posts: 25708
  • Location: London
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #550 on: November 24, 2020, 03:00:27 PM »
I hope it isn't a long term injury.

Online Rudy Can't Fail

  • Member
  • Posts: 32653
  • Location: In the Shade
    • http://www.heroespredictions.co.uk/pl/
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #551 on: November 24, 2020, 05:05:05 PM »
Conor isnt shit, Ross is an upgrade, which is what teams with aspirations tend to do

I wonder how good Barkley would be if like Conor he was shunted back to defensive midfield? I think it was it Bruce who first pushed Conor back to DM following a game where he'd played AM and scored twice with one of his best performances in a Villa shirt.

Offline Dante Lavelli

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7807
  • GM : 11.09.2021
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #552 on: November 24, 2020, 07:02:59 PM »
I think Id prefer Ramsey/Hourihane to play than Traore during the interim period.
Theyre more similar players and we looked too open versus Brighton.
 

Offline ChicagoLion

  • Member
  • Posts: 12211
  • Location: Chicago
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #553 on: November 24, 2020, 07:08:11 PM »
I think Id prefer Ramsey/Hourihane to play than Traore during the interim period.
Theyre more similar players and we looked too open versus Brighton.
 
the obvious thing is to push SJM further forward.

Offline Dante Lavelli

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7807
  • GM : 11.09.2021
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #554 on: November 24, 2020, 07:33:04 PM »
I think Id prefer Ramsey/Hourihane to play than Traore during the interim period.
Theyre more similar players and we looked too open versus Brighton.
 
the obvious thing is to push SJM further forward.

Hmmmm.  My only reservation there is youre moving two players to accommodate one injury.  McGinn is without doubt the (next) best in that position but I think he could benefit from more time perfecting the holding role.

In the event that Barkley does not sign permanently then McGinn is an ideal replacement.  We can then sign an A+ defensive midfielder who, typically, will be cheaper than an attacking player. Happy days.

 


SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal