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Offline cdward

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1470 on: April 13, 2021, 01:04:05 PM »
In that clip he looks like he's arguing with himself, or at least talking to himself. I reckon he is not in the right head space at the moment, a bit like Ross McCormack/Stephen Ireland/Drinkwater.

This is his last chance, if he doesn't turn himself around between now and the end of the season, no PL club will take the chance on him, and his career will dwindle into obscurity.
I really want him to succeed, but it looks like he wont.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1471 on: April 13, 2021, 01:06:00 PM »
still can not get my head round why he got match time and Kienan did not . The amount of times recently he has just given the ball away and put us in serious danger.    Id terminate his Villa loan now

Offline TaxDodger

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1472 on: April 13, 2021, 01:09:16 PM »
I think it's his fitness that's the issue rather than his attitude. Either way, unless he does something spectacular between now and the end of the season then he's not going to be worth the large financial investment that signing him would involve, so it doesn't really matter.

I guess we'll just use him as a squad player for the rest of the season before he goes back to Chelsea.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1473 on: April 13, 2021, 01:32:44 PM »
Video is still up on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/horace.levy/videos/5932652626760461

It is shameful but what I can't work out is what he's doing with the shrug at the beginning.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1474 on: April 13, 2021, 01:37:41 PM »


This is his last chance, if he doesn't turn himself around between now and the end of the season, no PL club will take the chance on him, and his career will dwindle into obscurity.

I think the HMS Last Chance has sailed.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1475 on: April 13, 2021, 01:44:41 PM »
Lazy fat bastard.

Offline Mossie Hennebry

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1476 on: April 13, 2021, 01:52:57 PM »
Send him back...waste of time. He can't be arsed in that video clip. His issues are Chelsea's to fix, not ours.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1477 on: April 13, 2021, 01:54:00 PM »
Video is still up on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/horace.levy/videos/5932652626760461

It is shameful but what I can't work out is what he's doing with the shrug at the beginning.
Christ, that is appalling.
Even if he were critically injured, I’d have still expected a little effort during that passage of play.

He has ‘gone’, hasn’t he?
« Last Edit: April 13, 2021, 01:57:30 PM by andyh »

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1478 on: April 13, 2021, 02:02:59 PM »
You saw the impact it had on Gabby's reputation when he was singled out for the same sort of behavior.

I don't think his career recovered from that.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1479 on: April 13, 2021, 02:27:56 PM »
Smith spoke about how one of the things that convinced him to come was the talk of getting back into the England squad but the injury, covid outbreak and his struggle for form all stopped that from being a possibility and without that to play for it looks like he's given up on us. I hope Smith has had a word but I don't know how you motivate him for the next 8 games because I'm not sure what we should be willing to offer as a reward, it certainly can't be a permanent deal and he's nowhere near the England squad even if he has an amazing end to the season, too many players have pushed ahead of him now.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1480 on: April 13, 2021, 03:01:48 PM »
he looks so unfit - that's how I'd look on the pitch.

Offline Flamingo Lane

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1481 on: April 13, 2021, 03:20:52 PM »
He looked like a bloke doing his reasonable best to wend his way home after having far too much to drink.

Offline Mossie Hennebry

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1482 on: April 13, 2021, 03:28:47 PM »
he looks so unfit - that's how I'd look on the pitch.
He looks bollixed.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1483 on: April 13, 2021, 03:48:15 PM »
In that clip he looks like he's arguing with himself, or at least talking to himself. I reckon he is not in the right head space at the moment, a bit like Ross McCormack/Stephen Ireland/Drinkwater.

This is his last chance, if he doesn't turn himself around between now and the end of the season, no PL club will take the chance on him, and his career will dwindle into obscurity.
I really want him to succeed, but it looks like he wont.


I'm sure a few PL sides will still take a chance on him.

He looked bright (play wise) during the first part of the season and was a big factor in our early results. Talk of getting into the England squad (which is how Deano sold the loan to him) didn't look outlandish back then.

But if he's not getting in our team he won't be in contention for his parent club, I'd have thought.

Yet the likes of Palace or Newcastle may bite.  Or Burnleh. A little closer to home and with cash on the hip now after their recent takeover.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1484 on: April 13, 2021, 04:29:23 PM »
Good God that is a truly pathetic effort. Him coming on was effectively like being reduced to 10 men.

 


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