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Offline ROBBO

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1785 on: May 10, 2021, 01:32:33 AM »
Barkley has the talent but with no desire. He jogs through games.

Offline CT Villan

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1786 on: May 10, 2021, 03:06:06 AM »
I got so excited today when the tv cut to a shot of what looked like Chuk getting ready to come on. I was hoping for him to replace Barkley, but I guess Smith had other ideas.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1787 on: May 10, 2021, 03:36:33 AM »
I would rather - and I genuinely mean this - have Hourihane back. At least he knows how to take a set piece. Other than that, I can't see any difference between them.
not a Hourihane fan but I agree.

Just donít see why Smith is persevering with him.

Entirely my feelings on the matter.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1788 on: May 10, 2021, 06:42:31 AM »
I forgot that he was on the pitch until he took that free kick - hopefully we are not going to spend £40 million on him in the summer?

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1789 on: May 10, 2021, 06:45:03 AM »
I forgot that he was on the pitch until he took that free kick - hopefully we are not going to spend £40 million on him in the summer?

I don't think we will. If we do buy him, he won't be very popular if he carries on playing as he is

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1790 on: May 10, 2021, 07:02:53 AM »
Even when fully fit he seems to have to wait four matches or so to have a good game. Iíd rather have someone at their best week in week out.

Letís be honest as well, his very best is pretty good but Iíd like us to set our sights higher than that now and if weíre to keep hold of Jack then we must.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1791 on: May 10, 2021, 06:15:41 PM »
Ross can't play Vs Chelsea and in front of us fans so this will be his last home game Thursday!

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1792 on: May 12, 2021, 01:50:43 PM »

Online SoccerHQ

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1793 on: May 12, 2021, 01:54:46 PM »
I think he realises his options will be very limited in a few weeks. Probably will get the Drinkwater treatment e.g. no squad place and just training with their youth team and no chance he plays for a higher team in prem next season thant us this season.

I'd have signed him no problem in January if the option had been there but I was wrong and it would be completely wrong decision now given what he's shown last few months.

He'll also be 28 next season so committing to 4 year deal and god knows what in wages with little chance of recouping that fee would be all very Ross McCormack.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1794 on: May 12, 2021, 02:10:12 PM »
If we sign Barkley it would show that the club has learnt absolutely nothing from our previous transfers debacles.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1795 on: May 12, 2021, 02:47:47 PM »
Ross can't play Vs Chelsea and in front of us fans so this will be his last home game Thursday!

Possibly not if the Meaning Evil is to be believed:

Barkley comments could tempt Aston Villa into bargain transfer

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/aston-villa-barkley-chelsea-transfer-20580263#ICID=Android_BMNewsApp_AppShare
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/aston-villa-barkley-chelsea-transfer-20580263#ICID=Android_BMNewsApp_AppShare



Christ that's a crap article.  Barkleyís comments from 3 years ago when he joined Chelsea could tempt Villa into a cut price deal this summer.  I just can't stand Birmingham Live and Matt Kendrick and the barely literate Ashley Preece should be embarrassed working for them.

As for Barkley, I'd play him against Everton.  I just want as many points as we can get this season and it seems he likes performing against them.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2021, 02:49:19 PM by chrisw1 »

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1796 on: May 12, 2021, 06:51:33 PM »
As my old Mom said about the Christmas sales "bargains".

A half price bag of shite is still a bag of shite.

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1797 on: May 12, 2021, 07:46:10 PM »
If we sign Barkley it would show that the club has learnt absolutely nothing from our previous transfers debacles.
He'll sign then :D

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1798 on: May 12, 2021, 09:44:54 PM »
As much as this experiment should have been put to bed a long time ago, the absence of the likes of Trez and Sanson leaves us thin on other options. I don't even think his attitude was all that bad against United, it's just he was a complete and utter passenger. Whoever buys him in the summer, cut price or not, is going to be mugged

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1799 on: May 12, 2021, 10:26:29 PM »
As much as this experiment should have been put to bed a long time ago, the absence of the likes of Trez and Sanson leaves us thin on other options. I don't even think his attitude was all that bad against United, it's just he was a complete and utter passenger. Whoever buys him in the summer, cut price or not, is going to be mugged
he canít run, the best is a quickish jog, I have seen quicker blokes with Zimmer frames.
Starts tomorrow though.

 


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