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Author Topic: Ross Barkley - signed  (Read 128142 times)

Offline saunders_heroes

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1920 on: May 23, 2021, 10:23:19 AM »
A lot of unfulfilled potential made harder with a number of very disruptive injuries probably has left him incredibly frustrated about many things in his career and life, which then can manifest itself in unsavoury professional and personal incidents.
He's got a bit pissed after (his) last game of the season. I just don't see why that's particularly unexpected or controversial. Other than that, the only other 'incident' was going down to a restaurant in London for his birthday meal, which to me - when you're dealing with high profile figures who'd likely have drawn a lot of attention in Brum - showed a (possibly unintentional) level of responsibility to me.

Much less controversial than, say, Jack Grealish who's been a bit of a prat over lockdown (tho again, I'm not inclined to be too critical of him either - driving offences aside it's a bit of a fuss over nothing)

Spot on.

Offline KevinGage

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1921 on: May 23, 2021, 11:13:56 AM »
If Lampard goes to Crystal Palace can probably see him ending up there for a reduced fee.

Despite Lampard authorising the loan to us, he seemed to rate him enough to have him feature last season. And he was still making the bench for them in the early part of this season, even with their numbers in that area.

Him and Tammy would be fairly obvious moves to make.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1922 on: May 23, 2021, 11:16:40 AM »
I presume we are going to show him the maximum respect and retire his shirt number # Villa Legend.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2021, 11:18:48 AM by Damo70 »

Offline sickbeggar

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1923 on: May 23, 2021, 11:19:55 AM »
I imagine Barkley is the equivalent of some of the players we had at the back-end of Lerner's reign, except a grade upwards in talent, and wages. He's not gonna get anywhere near what he's on currently if he moves so would make sense to stay put and run his contract down

Offline eamonn

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Re: Ross Barkley - signed
« Reply #1924 on: May 23, 2021, 06:51:43 PM »
Who was he cheering on today?

 


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