DONNELLY: PLAYERS TESTAMENT TO THE CLUB

Blackburn Rovers Ladies’ manager Gemma Donnelly was full of praise for three of her longest serving players after they reached milestones for the club.

They have shown immense loyalty to the club over the last couple of years, rejecting various offers from other top English sides to continue their football at the club.

Graeme Jones heaps praises on Gareth Barry

Graeme Jones has been active in Football management for over 10 years in the capacity of an assistant and has worked with different teams in England over this period, where he has come across various talented players, but one player who has stood out for him during his time as an assistant manager is Gareth Barry who is plying his trade at West Bromwich Albion at the moment.

Jones had the opportunity to see Barry from close quarters when the two of them were at Everton and the former says that the way Garry approaches the game, the kind of professionalism he shows; it’s absolutely fantastic.

Harvey Barnes: Gareth Barry Is Capable Of Playing Until He's 40

Gareth Barry's younger teammates believe he is capable of playing on until he is 40. The veteran midfielder, who turns 38 in February, is enjoying his first ever campaign in the second tier after 20 consecutive seasons in the Premier League. He’s worked his way into the Baggies team in recent weeks and has started four of the last six games for Darren Moore. In Albion’s last fixture, a 4-1 victory over Reading, he completed the full 90 minutes and started the match as captain.

Harvey Barnes was born just six months before Barry made his Villa debut 20 years ago, but the youngster believes his experienced teammate, who has played 770 senior games, can continue till his 40s. “I don’t see why not,” said Barnes, who is currently away with England under-21s. “He has had a great career and I’m sure he’d like it to continue. He is massive for the team. You can see when he steps into the team it sort of brings a calmness around the place. You see it in training all the time, but when you are out there on a Saturday he just brings that composure and he has got a great left foot. Everyone knows what he has achieved a lot in his career and he is a real asset to the team.”

Everton loanee Kurt Zouma not giving up on Chelsea career

Everton loanee Kurt Zouma has said that he is confident of making a mark with parent club Chelsea despite going out on loan for the second straight season. The France international only penned a six-year deal with the Blues 12 months ago but he has since failed to make a single competitive appearance for the west London giants.

Despite this, he is unperturbed by the situation and he has the belief that he can break into the Blues setup once he has proved himself with regular gametime, he said: “I will go back, yes. I have always believed in myself since I started playing football at 16. I have always wanted to show myself at Chelsea since I have been there. I want to show people I can come back and play there.

GARETH BARRY TO REMAIN AT WEST BROM

Premier League veteran Gareth Barry has decided to remain at West Bromwich Albion past this summer, according to reports. The player triggered his contract with the Baggies for an extra season. Barry only joined last season from Everton FC on a one-year dealbut he featured enough to activate a one-year extension.

The 37-year old former England midfielder featured 30 times in all competitions last term. His 25 appearances in the Premier League helped him break the record for most games and set a new one at 653 games. He overtook Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs last September but he continued to feature for the Hawthorns until February.

A Peep Into Leighton Baines's Everton Career

It might have gone unnoticed in the midst of Everton's Europa League progression, but one Blue made history during the Ruzomberok tie. Leighton Baines is now the full-back that has the most appearances in club history, exceeding the great Tommy Wright who was at the top of the list.

The Everton legend, Baines celebrated the 10th anniversary of his arrival at Everton. In a summer of change, he remains a key figure for Ronald Koeman. The £6m sent to Wigan in August 2007 will go down as one of the best pieces of business the club have done. Seems irrelevant but it is not. Everton have had a few cultured left foots down the years – Kevin Sheedy being the most obvious example – but Baines appears first before any name you will care to mention.

BARRY: WEST BROM NEEDS HOME WINS

West Brom star Gareth Barry claims that the club needs to win their home games to be able to retain their top flight status at the end of the season. The distinguished Premier League star and former England international is keen on playing on in the top flight. If West Bromwich Albion do not get their acts right, they risk a relegation to the Championship despite their strong finish in recent years.

Barry, who won the league with Manchester City and as had playing spells in Aston Villa and Everton, opines that the secret is winning the rest of their home games at the least. He remains confident in the setup and believes they can fight off the relegation threat.

BARRY PROUD OF RECORD

Gareth Barry who plays for West Bromwich Albion said that he is proud to have broken Ryan Giggs record of most appearances in the Premier League. The previous record was held by former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs. Barry said that he is proud of having broken this record, but he has no intention of stopping playing as yet.

The player who is now 36 years old started his career with Aston Villa at the age of 19 years old. He said that it is a proud thing for him to have achieved that record but he said that he would want to continue playing for as long as he can.

Barry hopes for moment of magic

Counting from August 19 of 2017 until November 18 of that same year, West Bromwich Albion have played 10 English Premier League matches and not been able to secure a single victory as they have either suffered defeats or draws within this time-lapse of games played.

This string of negative results and consecutive drop of points is the main reason of why Tony Pulis was sacked on November 20 and seen West Bromwich Albion to dropping into the bottom section of the EPL.

GARETH BARRY’S BRILLIANT DEBUT AT WEST BROM

Gareth Barry shock move to West Bromwich Albion has started yielding fruits after his decent debut against Burnley.


West Brom saw off Sean Dyche’s men by 1-0 courtesy of Hal Robson-Kanu’s goal but the striker picked up a red card that put pressure on the team.

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