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Tag Archives: Gareth Barry

Player Ratings: Everton 3 Aston Villa 0

Posted on by Sean Barry
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Smiles were brought back to Goodison Park as the Everton faithful witnessed their team finally announce themselves for this season. The team’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa was much needed, and much deserved. Roberto Martinez had clearly worked hard with … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 6

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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The most controversial incident from the weekend came at Old Trafford, where Wayne Rooney was sent off for a high, and late challenge on Stewart Downing. Rooney was clearly trying to stop Downing’s progress, clip his ankles and get a … Continue reading

Is Manchester City Move Right For Milner?

Posted on by Thomas Flower

So the transfer saga of the summer is over as Manchester City have finally completed the signing of England international James Milner with Stephen Ireland moving to Villa Park as part of the deal. While Manchester City have undoubtedly got … Continue reading

The 7 Players Fabio Capello Should Drop From England's World Cup Squad

Posted on by Kristian Downer

Well the 30 players named in Fabio Capello’s England squad have had multiple trainng sessions and two games to earn their place on the plane to South Africa. Now is the time that this squad must be trimmed to 23 … Continue reading

The England Outsiders #4. The Midfielders

Posted on by Paul Bestall

It was often said through out much of the last ten years that England’s midfield was its strongest point. With Beckham in his pomp and Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard ably assisted by a constant rotation of players wedged in … Continue reading

The Importance Of A Defensive Midfielder

Posted on by Daniel Craggs

When watching Manchester City’s fantastic 4-2 Victory away to league leaders Chelsea, one thing was paramount in that game and it wasn’t Wayne Bridge V John Terry,  Two red cards, Manchester City’s flowing football, Shay Given’s commanding goal keeping or Roberto Mancini’s … Continue reading

The Issue With Manchester City's Midfield

Posted on by Lee McAnulty

Along with the recent dip in form at Manchester City has come an unrest amongst the fans who have began to question as to why virtually the same team as the one that began the season so brightly currently appears to … Continue reading

Top 5 Aston Villa Players of the Last Decade

Posted on by David Schiavone

Aston Villa are riding high under the tutelage of Martin O’Neill, a good crop of young English player have established the club in the higher echelons of the Premier League, but the last ten years has seen a number of … Continue reading

Manchester City Signing Patrick Vieira Is A Risky Business

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well when your side is screaming out for a centre half, why not simply go out and sign a centre midfielder who’s lost his pace and has struggled with injuries for 3 seasons. Yes, Roberto Mancini seems to think that … Continue reading

Talk Of Manchester City Making A Top Five Is Premature

Posted on by Paul Bestall

If I was an Arsenal fan, I’d be fed up already listening to people saying that Manchester City were obviously going to usurp them as one of the “Big Four” sides. It’s amazing what spending money does to peoples judgement … Continue reading

Valencia Needs To Make David Villa Loyal To Club

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Amid all the rumors of David Villa potentially playing for numerous wealthy teams across Europe, Villa expressed this past week that he never sees himself leaving the Mestalla. According to his words to the Spanish press, “I was told I … Continue reading

Is Mark Hughes Building a Barcelona Clone at Eastlands?

Posted on by Dave Warner

Say what you will about the obscene amount of money being spent by Manchester City this summer, but you have to admit that there’s a certain perverse pleasure in watching someone build a real-life club lineup in much the same … Continue reading

Is John Terry Really Going To Join Manchester City?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

The rumours first started in January that Manchester City were interested in landing John Terry, but nothing seemed too concrete and I, perhaps along with a lot of people, just dismissed it as paper talk.  Why on earth would Terry … Continue reading

Manchester City: The Next Chelsea FC?

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

It wasn’t so long ago, I was completely outraged by Chelsea FC’s spending. 16.6m for Mekelele. 24.4m for Essien. 19.8m for Carvalho. 24m for Drogba. As a business, the club could sustain a 140m loss on a year because Roman … Continue reading

Gareth Barry Proves He’s A Hypocrite

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When we had to put up with the on/off Gareth Barry transfer saga all last season, one of the key facts throughout the drama was that Barry wanted to play Champions League football. It was a purely football based decision … Continue reading

Liverpool: No Need For Gareth Barry

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

As Aston Villa’s European dreams come to a halt, manager Martin O’Neill says he would allow Gareth Barry to move on if the midfielder so desires. Once again, Barry is expected to request a move to Liverpool. We all remember … Continue reading

The No-Big-Four-Allowed EPL Team Of The Season

Posted on by Dan Trelfer

As we near the end of what has been and still is an exciting season in the EPL, the various gongs and awards are being given out. As usual, they create plenty of controversy, particularly in the case of Ryan … Continue reading

Villa’s Poor Form Should Give England Fans Pause

Posted on by Richard Whittall

Title race back on, blah blah blah, Aston Villa torn apart like a dingo on a newborn, yada yada yada, England expects ahead of international week—wait just one minute there, pal. It would be safe to say that Villa is … Continue reading