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Gareth Barry | Midfielder | #18

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (37) / 2/23/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 174

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Chris Brunt could be handed a recall with Gareth Barry rated as a doubt for the crucial game at Vicarage Road.
The veteran midfielder was one of the players involved in the now infamous ‘Cab Four’ taxi fiasco when four senior players broke a club curfew while on a recent warm weather training camp in Barcelona. The players were disciplined internally, but they escaped any serious punishment and Jonny Evans even retained the captains’ armband. However, it now appears that Barry picked up a convenient ‘knock’ during last weekends’ horror show which saw him booed off. "I’m not sure he’ll be involved," Pardew said during Fridays press conference. His absence could see the return of Brunt following his apology for a dressing room outburst in the aftermath of the Huddersfield loss. The 33-year-old was said to be furious with his underperforming teammates and questioned the managers tactics. "It was purely frustration about not winning, and I understand that," said the Baggies boss. "I don’t have a problem with it. I have no problem with Chris Brunt or any player here." Mar 3 - 6:58 AM

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Gareth Barry, Matt Phillips, and Craig Dawson are all close to returning from their respective injuries and could feature for West Brom against Manchester United on Sunday at the Hawthorns.

Alan Pardew has been limited in his selection since arriving in the Midlands but things are looking better as some of his troops return from minor injuries. Gareth Barry is the most likely of the three to recover from his thigh injury. Whether he features against an athletic Manchester United side is another question but he should be ready to play some part. Phillips and Dawson are probably closer to 50/50 propositions with Phillips probably the more likely of the two. Dawson has been out for a while and reintroducing him against Manchester United seems like it would be a desperate move.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:57:00 PM

West Bromwich Albion couldn't get the win, but the club earned another point with a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

It has been some time since the Baggies, known for their stalwart defensive tactics, secured a clean sheet: a scoreless draw with West Ham in Gameweek 5 all the way back in September. By securing a point—its third straight draw—the club avoided dropping into the bottom three in Alan Pardew's first game in charge of the Midlands side, which came against his former team in Crystal Palace. The only downside for the side is the loss of Gareth Barry, who left the match in the 30th minute with injury, to be replaced by Claudio Yacob.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 12:19:00 PM

West Brom gave Manchester City a test, but the league leaders proved to be too much in a 3-2 win on Saturday.

The Baggies gave up an early goal to Leroy Sane in just the 10th minute, but brought one back just three minutes later as Gareth Barry set up Jay Rodriguez for his second goal of the season. But Manchester City began to pile it on, taking another lead in the 15th minute thanks to Fernandinho's goal and then doubling the lead with Raheem Sterling's goal in the second half. West Brom fought back in stoppage time, stealing a goal in the 92nd minute after Barry's pass was mishandled by Nicolas Otamendi, allowing Matty Phillips to cut the lead to 3-2. But it was too little too late against undefeated City.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 12:21:00 PM

Gareth Barry became the Premier League's all-time appearance leader after starting Monday's loss to Arsenal.

In the 2-0 loss, the West Brom midfielder made his 633rd appearance in the top-flight, breaking Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs' record, which was also his 601st start. The Premier League journeyman couldn't do much to help his new club over the top though, with their only chance coming on Barry's pass over the top to Jay Rodriguez that was impeded by Shkodran Mustafi and should have been a penalty. Regardless, Barry said he was just happy to get past the record: "It will be nice to put this milestone to bed. I've not really given it too much thought about who is behind me. There is so much concentration on what you are doing."
Source: ESPN FC
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Gareth Barry equalled Ryan Giggs' record of 632 PL appearances as his West Brom side drew 0-0 with West Ham at home.

West Ham held 63% of the possession but failed to make it count, only managing one shot on target all game, the same tally as the home side. Pedro Obiang went closest for the Hammers, hammering the crossbar with a shot from just outside the centre-circle in the middle of the pitch. Foster was caught off his line but saved the indignity of conceding like that. Foster himself received a yellow card after rushing out of his box to stop Javier Hernandez. He was perhaps fortunate not to see red. West Brom remain in the top half for now whilst West Ham remain in the relegation zone after earning just their fourth point of the season.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12:10:00 PM

Gareth Barry is eligible to play for Tony Pulis this weekend and is likely to be given his first action as either a starter or a substitute.

Tony Pulis loves a veteran Premier League campaigner and that's exactly what he has in Gareth Barry. With a Darren Fletcher-sized hole at the base of his midfield, there is certainly room for Barry to step in and partner Jake Livermore in providing a wall in front of the defense as well as initiating the attack. Don't expect Barry to provide much in the way of points in the Premier League's scoring format but he could be more interesting in a format that rewards peripheral contributions more directly.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 01:49:00 PM

Premier League journeyman Gareth Barry has officially completed a move to West Bromwich Albion from Everton.

The midfielder has made 154 appearances for the the Toffees since arriving from Manchester City in 2013, and will now join West Brom needing just five Premier League appearances to break Ryan Giggs' all-time record of 632 top-flight appearances. But Barry was buried on the depth chart under Ronald Koeman with Morgan Schneiderlin, Idrissa Gueye and Tom Davies all fighting for a spot. Said Barry: "I've had four great years at Everton. The fans have been brilliant with me from the day I signed until the day I left. I'm proud that the Club will always be a big part of my career. There are too many people to thank but I'd like to mention a few of them - the Chairman, Bill Kenwright, Roberto Martinez who brought me to Goodison, Ronald Koeman whom I've enjoyed working with, the staff at the Club and some great teammates. And of course the fans."
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 05:00:00 AM

Gareth Barry will apparently move from Everton to West Bromwich Albion should his medical come off without a hitch today.

Perhaps looking for a Premier League veteran to replace Darren Fletcher who left for Stoke City, Tony Pulis will apparently make a move for Everton's Gareth Barry. With Ronald Koeman having fortified the center of midfield with Morgan Schneiderlin, Idrissa Gueye, and Davy Klaassen since his arrival as well as promoting Tom Davies from the youth ranks, opportunities for Barry would have been few and far between at Goodison Park. He may not be a regular starter at the Hawthorns either but he will certainly be no less than a key reserve capable of playing in multiple positions. Check in later for official confirmation of the switch.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 11:56:00 AM

Everton will be without another central midfielder for the upcoming weekend due to Gareth Barry's suspension.

The veteran midfielder picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Chelsea in Gameweek 12's 5-0 thrashing at Stamford Bridge and will now serve a one-match ban, missing Saturday's Swansea City match. However, the Toffees will be thrilled to have midfield workhorse Idrissa Gueye back from a yellow-card accumulation ban of his own as it was clear the Senegalese international was missed against Chelsea. Without Barry, manager Ronald Koeman could simply slot in Gueye alongside Ross Barkley and Tom Cleverley and stick to the five-man backline or check on the fitness of James McCarthy.
Source: The FA
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 04:59:00 AM

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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 02:33:00 PM

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."
Wed, May 11, 2016 01:01:00 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.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 04:06:00 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.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 07:26:00 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.
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 02:42:00 PM