I can't actually believe that Gareth Barry has signed for Manchester City. I thought he wanted Champions League football?
Plenty of Aston Villa have come on this blog over the last few months, especially when the race for fourth place hotted up.
There was plenty of banter and plenty of people getting above themselves. Despite the former I actually feel for Villa fans at the moment.
Gareth Barry has lied to them and I have to say I'm surprised that Barry has opted for a move to Eastlands but I shouldn't be.
Most footballers these days only say what they think supporters want to hear when the truth is that they are only interested in lining their pockets.
Barry saying that the reason he has moved to Manchester City because they are a club going places will not wear with Villa fans and it doesn't with me either.
He has gone there for money. That is obvious.
I understand Villa fans being frustrated with him and I don't doubt that he will get a rough reception on his return to Villa Park. He will deserve it too.
Last summer we Gooners had to endure Alexander Hlebs fibs when the real reason he wanted to leave was because he prefered the ice-cream in Spain.
Perhaps if footballers were a little more honest we fans would understand their actions a little more.
If Hleb had come out and admitted his arsehole went because of Eduardo's injury and he wanted out of England because of the situation then I would have been a little more understanding.
Instead he hid behind the ice-cream excuse and that didn't wash with me. Everybody knows that the ice-cream man round my manor does the best 99's in the world.
We will have the same with Adebayor this summer. He will say what we want to hear whilst engineering a move to Beyonce, sorry I mean Milan, at the same time.
I suppose I shouldn't moan and should just accept footballers the way they are. The honesty and loyalty of the old days are gone. Instead replaced by celebrity's earning money by the bucket load.
And I think that is a shame.
Keep it Goonerish..........................