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Birmingham return for Baros?

Birmingham return for Baros?

While the prospect of Derby's Kenny Miller moving to Birmingham in January isn't too exciting, the speculation surrounding former Aston Villa striker Milan Baros moving to St Andrews is more interesting.

Baros, who is still held in high regard by a sizeable part of the Villa support, moved to Lyon in January in exchange for Sir Flop-a-lot, otherwise known as John Carew.

However, Baros is now regarded as third-choice striker by Lyon boss Alain Perrin and Birmingham, Wigan and Middlesbrough are all considering bids to bring the Czech star back to England, according to reports.

Although Baros was never a prolific goal-scorer with either Villa or Liverpool, his performances with the Czech Republic national team have proved he knows where the net is - and he won the Golden Boot in the 2004 World Cup.

As yesterday's Birmingham Post rightly stated: "Baros did not find it hard settling in the area during his time with Villa - it was his football that was the problem - and he has a strong affection for England, having made his name as a striker with pace and energy during three successful years with Liverpool."

If Baros was given good enough service by the players around him - something he didn't get at Villa Park or, to a lesser extent, Anfield - then there is no reason to doubt he could help improve Birmingham's poor rate of scoring. And, at just 26, he still has plenty of years left in him.

Hopefully Alex McLeish will be given enough funds to at least consider signing such a proven international - and if not Baros, then someone of at least a similar standing in European football.


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Writer:Jasper's Parrot
Date:Wednesday December 12 2007
Time: 7:29PM


Oh please god no, I liked Baros! ;-p
The Fear
12/12/2007 19:53:00
I believe it was the man above who once said (to paraphrase) "Baros would have been great at Villa if he wasn't surrounded by dross".
Jasper's Parrot
12/12/2007 20:00:00
Let him go to Villa, he'll still be the lazy player we all knew, and to be honest he didn't have 3 successful years at Liverpool far from it, and he didn't prove Liverpool were wrong in Selling him because he did the same thing at Villa, and Luke Moore was a better finisher and had less mins on the field than baros, and less shots and still was joint top scorer with Baros at villa.... Your going for Baros because he can score for his national team but hasn't proven it no where else... and him being 3rd choice at Lyon proves it, Seriously its pathetic.
Villa 4 Ever
12/12/2007 20:16:00
At least Baros hasn't got the touch of a sexually frustrated elephant. Unlike the player he was swapped for.
12/12/2007 20:26:00
First Ridge now Baros, do you want Harewood too and I think Bosko Balaban is still playing. Any more that we reject, we will let you know. P.S. As Ridgewell was made captain does this mean Baros is going to be made Chairman?
12/12/2007 20:31:00
Villa Park calling, Villa Park calling.....stop.......Agent Ridgewell, Agent Spink, Agent prepared you may be joined by Agent Baros.......stop.....we are attempting to drop him behind enemy lines....he will may be diving in to help you continue the good work in the new year.....stop.....remember the objective.....stop......give them a taste of the good life....give them fizzy pop......over
12/12/2007 21:31:00
LOL, it will be soap next
12/12/2007 21:40:00
You are just frustrated because you know your patch of form for the season is now over and you are about to spiral downwards and that your manager is unlikely to do anything to help you out in the transfer window. O'Neill is out of touch with the transfer game.
12/12/2007 21:46:00
Sir flop alot?I dont think Carew has ever been called that ever,I think he's doing brilliantly to be 3rd choice striker at Lyon considering he doesnt even play for them.I think we got the better of the deal.
12/12/2007 22:20:00
high regard? he is the laziest player i have ever seen. he will be right up their with 'el spud gun' pandiani. hahahahahaha. baros never proved it at l'pool, never proved it at villa, and hasnt proved it at lyon - FACT.
13/12/2007 08:24:00
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