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  • dsteer_lfc_68 dsteer_lfc_68 Jul 24, 2008 04:19 Flag

    Barry Booed by Villa fan's...........

    Question for you on this subject. Been talking to Man U fans, who are convinced Ronaldo will stay at OT, and will be welcomed by the fans. Just like his behavior after the World Cup, all will be forgiven, once he starts performing on the pitch.

    Now this might be a bit of blinkered vision on the part of the Mancs, but it also might be a bit of pragmatism, as no matter how much you dislike a player, if he's that good and performing well, you don't want to unsettle him.

    So, would Villa fans do the same? If Barry does stay at Villa park, and he does give it his all, like the professional I think we all think he is, do the fans continue booing, or do they get behind him?

    I'm a Liverpool fan, but I have no idea if Rafa will offer more, or if MON will come down in price, but got to think realistically, unless we get another club in for Alonso, buying Barry is at best a 50% chance at this point. So with the odds even, how do you treat the player? Give him some stick now, but forgive eventually, or keep up the rough stuff, and risk unsettling him and his performance, if he stays?

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    • Difference is Dave, Ronaldo has stated that it would realise a boyhood ambition to move to Madrid.....which we can all relate too, I know I can...

      Gareth Barry slagged off MoN in the NOTW and made his own bed after Rafa openly courted him. It was MoN and AVFC which nurtured him and he repay's them like that?

      It isnt the fact he wants to go to Liverpool that upset the fan's, it is appreciated that players move on for career reason's. It was the way Barry tried to engineer the move that has annoyed the fan's

      Brummies don't forgive that easily.

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      • To be fair think there are other differences also. Yes think most (except maybe SAF) can relate to a childhood dream of playing for Madrid, but on the other hand, while Barry might have been out of line to go to the press, he was upfront with MON and the club from the very beginning, while Ronaldo is still beatin around the bush. Think we should honor honesty over sneakiness.

        But like I told Barney on the other post, I can respect the convictions of Villians if they keep booing Barry. Its actually another sign of honesty, rather than quick forgiveness just because he's a top player.

        Btw, don't let the Villians give you stick, The Carrot is a classic in my book.

      • Now come on Nigel a picture of a women is one thing but a picture of a blue nosed Carrot is over the top.

    • I have already baked a good sized humble pie and Mr Barry can eat it and wish he had never listened to Gerrard or even heard of that Spaniard and by the way I disrespect him because I have no respect for him.

    • I have already baked a good sized humble pie and Mr Barry can eat it and wish he had never listened to Gerrard or even heard of that Spaniard and by the way I disrespect him because I have no respect for him.

    • for me he deserves all he gets he could have been known as a great at villa even ifhe left us for you he should have kept it quite been a professional not slag of your boss and club he has hurt the club and how has he left rest of the players thinking that our captain slags off the manager and gets away with it he has to realise that he is no player is bigger than the club how would you feel if it was gerard slagging off liverpool and raffa for another club