collapse collapse

Please donate to help keep this site going.

Recent Topics

April 09, 2021, 07:47:47 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 491 | Comments: 8

1967: Preston North End and...
April 03, 2021, 09:55:59 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 1287 | Comments: 25



ďMental pain is...
April 01, 2021, 01:09:36 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 242 | Comments: 0

In the fifties it used to be t...
March 30, 2021, 12:00:59 AM by dave.woodhall | Views: 413 | Comments: 5

Over the years, Villa Park has...
March 26, 2021, 01:56:48 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 526 | Comments: 9

On the principle that if you c...

Follow us on...

Author Topic: Ross Barkley - signed  (Read 76158 times)

Offline Ads

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 32781
  • Location: The Breeze
  • GM : 04.04.2022
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1230 on: February 27, 2021, 03:10:56 PM »
I think he's been utterly atrocious since he's come back. His effort off the ball is utterly unforgiveable and I cannot see why he is being picked on present form. I hope he pulls it round, but I don't think today is the day.

Offline Three Spires Villa

  • Member
  • Posts: 1532
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1231 on: February 27, 2021, 04:15:34 PM »
He's been poor since coming back from injury, but I think some of the criticism is a bit over the top.
Absolutely it has been. I get that he hasnít been on form but then many others havenít either. Some of it is just ridiculous

So do you think he should start? Taking your view of some of the criticisms out of the equation.

Offline Mister E

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13409
  • Location: Mostly the Republic of Yorkshire (N)
  • GM : 13.02.2022
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1232 on: February 27, 2021, 04:20:48 PM »
He's been poor since coming back from injury, but I think some of the criticism is a bit over the top.
I don't think it's been OTT on here (might be later on, mind). Rather, I see it as a mixture of disappointment and frustration that a supposedly talented lad doesn't do more to prove it.

Offline JuanMartinez

  • Member
  • Posts: 901
  • Age: 41
  • Location: Mere Green via Sinaloa
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1233 on: February 27, 2021, 04:26:16 PM »
Surely if heís not fit enough and is picked this falls at the gaffers feet right?

Offline TelfordVilla

  • Member
  • Posts: 551
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1234 on: February 27, 2021, 04:26:30 PM »
I dont think the criticism is OTT. He is massively underperforming and not worthy of a place in the team at the expense of other players who deserve the chance to show what they can do and when they get their fleeting chance they demonstrate far more energy drive and ambition.

Offline jcsutv

  • Member
  • Posts: 1119
  • Location: Olton
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1235 on: February 27, 2021, 04:31:05 PM »
Dropped

Offline jcsutv

  • Member
  • Posts: 1119
  • Location: Olton
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1236 on: February 27, 2021, 04:31:45 PM »
A good option off the bench👍

Offline Allan C

  • Member
  • Posts: 633
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1237 on: February 27, 2021, 05:10:16 PM »
He's been poor since coming back from injury, but I think some of the criticism is a bit over the top.
Absolutely it has been. I get that he hasnít been on form but then many others havenít either. Some of it is just ridiculous

So do you think he should start? Taking your view of some of the criticisms out of the equation.
Actually no, but neither should McGinn, Luiz and AEG who have played equally as poor and are off form. The other three havenít received anything like criticism that Barkley has.

Offline Rudy65

  • Member
  • Posts: 4018
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1238 on: February 27, 2021, 05:18:49 PM »
I was confused by his exit, was he trying to get attention or was he just knackered?
It was very strange knowing the cameras were bound to pick it up.

100% wanted the attention. Itís why kids through themselves on the floor in supermarkets. In both cases you look ridiculous. Barkley is effectively saying to Smith, how dare you take me off, do you know who I am type of attitude.
How can you possibly make that comment without knowing Barkley personally?? Iím more willing to believe that he is frustrated with his form which, like several others, is below par

I donít need to know him. Just that he is acting a prat and undermining Smith

Offline Three Spires Villa

  • Member
  • Posts: 1532
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1239 on: February 27, 2021, 06:33:15 PM »
I only asked about Ross!

Offline colin69

  • Member
  • Posts: 374
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1240 on: February 27, 2021, 07:42:54 PM »
Started off well at Villa but clearly not what we need and I donít see any reason to start him any time soon. Saw tonight that we have better options.

Online brontebilly

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5844
  • GM : 16.05.2021
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1241 on: February 27, 2021, 07:45:20 PM »
I guess Smith gave his judgement on Barkley's recent performances tonight, not a single minute.

Offline villa `cross the mersey

  • Member
  • Posts: 6026
  • Location: Formby, Merseyside
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1242 on: February 27, 2021, 07:49:26 PM »
Taxi for Barkley ........looked a great loan but it's now obvious why he isn't getting a game for Chelsea .
Spoke to a few Evertonians this week about him and to a man none of them miss him........in fact one of them who has met him stated that he is not the "sharpest" intellect wise
His recent petulant behaviour following substitutions indicate he is not the most mature of individuals.
Was worth a try but it's not worked out for him or us- will be nice to see some of our talent given opportunities between now and season end

Offline taylorsworkrate

  • Member
  • Posts: 6562
  • Location: Summer Lovin Torture Party
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1243 on: February 27, 2021, 07:50:43 PM »
Barkley must have watched from the sidelines in utter confusion this evening.

"Why are the midfielders running about so much?"

Offline olaftab

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 31438
  • Location: Castle Bromwich
  • GM : 28.04.2021
Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1244 on: February 27, 2021, 07:57:23 PM »
Ross it's a bloody cheek that you were disrespected today and left out of the team. You are far too good and I would respect you even more if you went home and didn't come back back to B6 again this season.

 


SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal