Monday, March 7, 2011

Barry Bannan : Loan Deal

Positives :
  • He is quality, who seems to be highly rate by every Aston Villa fan I speak to, or be it anyone who follows a team in the Premier League seems to rate him very highly. Gerard Houllier in the past has even compared his style of play to Barcelona maestros Xavi and Andres Iniesta.
  • He can tackle. Yes, he might not be a defensive player but sure he does get stuck in a lot more than Neil Kilkenny does.
  • A Scot with the initials 'BB' (erm..good sign?)
Negative(s) :
  • The only negative thought that springs to my mind from this deal is that he isn't a defensive player. He's a cracking player no doubt, but we need to fix our cracks in our defence as well. It has always seemed that Simon Grayson wants to play more like Brazil of old than an old Italian team. You score five, we'll score six has been the philosophy practised at Elland Road this season, can't say it always works..but any Leeds fan would have taken the position we are at currently if you presented it to them at the start of the campaign.

Clearly, the positives outweigh the negatives. An exciting prospect to have at Leeds United!

Career Statistics (via Soccernet)

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