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.

GARETH BARRY TO REJOIN VILLA PARK

Aston Villa are set to land Gareth Barry at Villa Park this summer.


The return of the star to the club would raise the profile even further after they nabbed John Terry recently. The fans of the club have long awaited the addition of the player but time is running fast.

The former Manchester city man is set to exit Goodison Park this summer. There are Premier League sides that are keen on landing him such as West Bromwich Albion, Burnley and the rest. If Aston Villa want to land him, they would have to jump the rest of the interested sides and appeal to the emotional side of the former Villan to return.

KOEMAN WANTS AJAX SKIPPER KLAASSEN

Everton have a number of midfielders in their squad but manager Ronaldo Koeman wants to add Ajax star Davy Klaassen to the set-up this summer.


The 24-year old talented Dutch player recently led his team to the finals of the Europa League cup before crashing to Jose Mourinho’s men.

Gareth Barry Delighted with Ross Barkley’s Turnaround under Ronald Koeman

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry says that manager Ronald Koeman has been able to get the best out of midfielder Ross Barkley.


The midfielder faced a lot of criticism when the Dutchman took over from Roberto Martinez in the summer. Barkley has been seen as one of the best English talents over the last few years, but his career has failed to take off in the same manner as expected. Upon taking over, Koeman threatened that he would not think twice about dropping the star midfielder if he felt that the player’s performances were not up to the mark. There were even occasions whenBarkley had to settle for a place on the bench.

WENGER TESTING GUNNERS’ PATIENCE?

Sometimes you wonder if manager Arsene Wenger is no longer bored of this circus of safety of just qualifying for the UEFA Champions League year in, year out.


It gets increasingly depressing for the fans who wish for more and instead of looking out for options hungry enough to get them what they want, they’d rather let go of such ambitions and stick with the devil they know than hop into bed with some unknown angel.

Gareth Barry Ready to Help Ross Barkley Rediscover Himself

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has revealed that he is helping Ross Barkley to remain positive even during a challenging season.


The England youngster is widely regarded as a great talent, but manager Ronald Koeman recently criticised the player by saying that he should offer more in order to be in the team on a regular basis. There is a danger of Barkley heading down the same road as a Jack Rodwell.

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