Do Villa miss Gareth Barry?
By Ian Robathan
Tuesday 24 Nov 2009 22:37:00
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It’s a question we can start to answer after a third of a season – and few would argue the Gareth Barry of last season is certainly not missed.

He did not contribute much last season and was one of the reasons I would give for our slump.

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So far, for Manchester City this season, in the games

I have seen, he has been unimpressive - and in many ways his game has gone backwards.

He is being asked to play further forward and because of his lack of pace I feel that is not something which is suited to him.

However, we miss the Barry of the 2007-08 season. He was excellent that season, and Ashley Young for certain benefited immensely from his presence and his ability to deliver accurate pinpoint passes for others to run on to.

If you placed that Barry into this season's team then I believe the relatively poor results at Blackburn and West Ham may not have happened.

He would give us the balance to the team we need, and especially with the ability to get quick balls to the wing where we are very strong.

However I feel that after looking at the way he has started at Man City, maybe we picked the right time to sell him and we may have had the best years of Barry.

For that (despite what I think of the way he acted) we should consider ourselves lucky.

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