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Gareth Barry | Midfielder | #18

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/23/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 174

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Gareth Barry scored on the occasion of his 600th Premier League match as Everton beat Middlesbrough 3-1 on Saturday.
Everton were poised to be rather upset after the referee failed to call on Alvaro Negredo on Boro's opener. Rather than feeling sorry for themselves the answered within a couple of minutes through Barry. They took the lead on an excellent drive into the box by the returning Seamus Coleman. Romelu Lukaku capped off the scoring getting a slight touch on a Yannick Bolasie cross. The only downside for the Toffees was seeing Lukaku limping off injured early. They will be hoping it is a minor injury. Sep 17 - 2:33 PM

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Everton will hope to see some of its key contributors back in time for the final two matches this season with Sunderland up on Wednesday.

The club has been plagued by injuries in recent weeks with Gerard Deulofeu, Phil Jagielka, Seamus Coleman, Tyias Browning and Tony Hibbert all expected to miss Wednesday's match. However, Ramiro Funes Mori is set to return to the starting lineup after serving a three-match ban for his tackle on Divock Origi. But Martinez also said the Toffees will hope to have Gareth Barry back from a groin injury that has seem him miss the last few weeks: "Clearly, Ramiro Funes Mori has finished his suspension so he will be available for the squad. Gareth Barry has got a good opportunity, a good option, for the trip."
May 11 - 1:01 PM

Everton will be heavily reliant on its reserve corps with both Seamus Coleman and Gareth Barry ruled out for the weekend match with Bournemouth.

Coleman has been missing for the last two weeks after suffering a hamstring injury while Barry has been fighting a groin injury during the past week, which caused him to miss the FA Cup semifinal loss to Manchester United over the weeks. The club will also be without Phil Jagielka, who aggravated a hamstring injury in the FA Cup semifinal, while Ramiro Funes Mori will serve the second of his three-match suspension. Manager Roberto Martinez said the club could turn to some of its youth players to fill in along the back-line, possibly giving Brendan Galloway or Tyias Browning a chance while Muhamed Besic will surely start at one of the three positions.
Apr 28 - 4:06 PM

Everton have a number of injury concerns heading into Saturdays’ FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley.

Roberto Martinez revealed Gareth Barry and Phil Jagielka are major doubts for the cup tie while Seamus Coleman is not expected to feature. Barry confirmed: "I felt my groin at the end of the first half. Fingers crossed I can get through," although with such a quick turnaround between games, the midfielder will struggle. Jagielka suffered a hamstring strain 12 days ago at Watford, but despite the early optimism, the veteran defender could miss out - a huge blow for Everton with Funes Mori now suspended. The Argentine was given a straight red for a horrible tackle on Divock Origi which saw the Liverpool striker stretchered off. "It is a challenge he should avoid," said Martinez. "He got carried away with the emotion of a derby." John Stones will also checked after he was forced off with stomach cramps.
Apr 21 - 7:26 AM

Everton will surely welcome Gareth Barry back into the starting lineup after the midfielder served his two-game suspension.

The veteran was banned for two matches after picking up his second red card of the season in the club's FA Cup quarterfinal win against Chelsea following an altercation with Diego Costa. The incident proved to be unfortunate for club and player as it resulted in Barry's second yellow card of the game (both of his red cards were due to two yellow cards in one game) in the final minutes of the game. In the successive matches without Barry, Everton didn't manage a goal in two losses. Muhamed Besic and Tom Cleverley both filled in next to James McCarthy, but this weekend Barry is expected to start with Cleverley moving up onto the wing.
Apr 7 - 2:42 PM

Everton will have to do without veteran Gareth Barry for the next two matches after picking up his second red card of the season.

The loss represents a major blow as the club has two massive matchups in the upcoming few weeks and won't have the midfielder to face Arsenal and Manchester United. Barry was sent off in the FA Cup win against Chelsea on Saturday with just a few minutes remaining in the match after receiving his second yellow card of the evening. The former Manchester City man has played the full 90 minutes in 27 of the club's 28 Premier League matches this season. Roberto Martinez will surely go with the recently recovered Muhamed Besic in midfield alongside James McCarthy, although he could opt for Tom Cleverley dropping back while adding another winger.
Mar 13 - 6:31 PM

Gareth Barry was sent off late in Everton's FA Cup quarter final win over Chelsea at Goodison Park.

It wasn't as potentially exciting as Diego Costa's biting motion as sending offs go but Roberto Martinez will be without his veteran holding midfielder next time out. Barry's red card wasn't particularly meaningful as Everton were already up two goals and a man after two Romelu Lukaku goals and a Diego Costa red card.
Mar 12 - 3:33 PM

Gareth Barry will be unavailable to Roberto Martinez for Everton's next two matches as he serves a suspension for accumulating his tenth yellow card of the season.

It is a blow for the Toffees to be without their steady veteran influence in midfield and with their league form (one win since December 15th) it could make for a long Sunday afternoon at Goodison Park. James McCarthy should be nailed on in central midfield with his partner to be among the options of Muhamed Besic and Darron Gibson. Besic is the better bet, but neither is recommended for fantasy purposes.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 03:17:00 PM

Everton are still reeling from a disappointing draw at home to Leicester City and must now turn around and travel to the Emirates this weekend.

Everton still have a Europa match ahead of them tomorrow night so perhaps there is a chance they can get on the right track before heading to face Arsenal Sunday. Even if they do though, it would be difficult to trust that they will maintain any sort of positive form so fantasy investment this weekend should be on a "have no other choice" basis. Gareth Barry completed his suspension that saw him miss the match against the Foxes. Perhaps his presence can solidify the defense.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 03:41:00 PM

Gareth Barry will miss GW26 following his sending-off on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge; the Everton midfielder received his marching orders after a trip on Willian during the dying moments which led to his second yellow card of the evening.

Nevertheless the match will be remembered for the melee that ensued when players from both sides confronted each other - the Barry tackle - acted as a flash-point and there was a coming together between Branislav Ivanovic and James McCarthy; the Chelsea defender grabbed McCarthy around the neck and appeared to thrust his head towards the Toffees midfielder. No action was taken at the time despite the referee being less than 5 yards away but the matter was referred to the FA. Unsurprisingly given his recent brush with the Association Mourinho refused to comment but Roberto Martinez was adamant his actions were worthy of a red card. However on Thursday the FA revealed Ivanovic would face no further action while both teams were charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.
Source: The Guardian
Fri, Feb 13, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Everton left Wearside on Sunday with a satisfactory share of the spoils after Leighton Baines converted a penalty to equalise with less than 15 minutes remaining – a pleasing result for Martinez who less than 72 hours prior had seen his side comfortably despatch Lille [3-0] in the Europa League.

With Seamus Coleman [Achilles] missing out on Thursday and Gareth Barry picking up a shin & ankle injury both faced & passed a late fitness test. However there were worrying scenes at the Stadium of Light within the first ten minutes after Barry was stretchered from the field of play in a leg brace following a coming together with Jordi Gomez which saw the Sunderland player unintentionally stand on the defensive midfielders' ankle. Although the full extent of the injury is not known an X-ray did at least confirm there was no break.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Bosnia & Herzegovina midfielder Muhamed Besic is apparently moments away from signing with Everton as their official website has announced he is already travelling with the squad to Thailand.

The 21 year old Besic started for Bosnia & Herzegovina in the World Cup and must have impressed Martinez enough to scoop him up. Besic is a defensive mid by trade, so the addition creates a bit of a log jam at the position. Gareth Barry signed a three year deal over the summer to make a permanent move, Darron Gibson is returning to fitness and James McCarthy was a regular in the Toffee XI last year. It is not a bad problem to have, but once Gibson is fit, Martinez will be tasked to please four players pushing for two spots.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Everton are expected to hold further talks with midfielder Gareth Barry this week.

Barry had a terrific season on loan at Everton last season and has left Manchester City after his contract expired at the end of June, leaving him free to discuss a permanent deal. The 33-year-old has other options, but reports suggest he is keen to remain on Merseyside where his family are settled.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 04:36:00 AM

Manchester City have supplemented their holding midfield position with the acquisition of 26-year-old Porto midfielder Fernando.

A true holding midfielder, Fernando, will combine with countryman Fernandinho to give City multiple options to shield their occasionally shaky defense. Fernando has enjoyed a successful stint in Portugal winning a number of medals including a Europa Cup and four league titles. When both are healthy he probably sits behind Fernandinho or plays with him in particularly high profile encounters where City decide to play with two holding midfielders to blunt an opponent's attack (presumably away in big Champions League clashes).
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Gareth Barry is training as normal in the buildup to Everton's match with Swansea City on Saturday after being the victim of a nasty tackle by Cardiff City's Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

Barry is a tough cookie but he is still lucky to come out of that tackle relatively fine. Roberto Martinez will not hesitate to turn right back to him for the weekend, though he is still assessing the injuries to Steven Pienaar and Phil Jageilka. There should be an update on both of those players by Friday.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 11:59:00 AM