Aston Villa manager John Gregory has launched a scathing attack on Brighton
Knight and the independent tribunal which judged they may have to pay up to £1million for
teenage star Gareth Barry.
is furious at Knight's weekend outburst against Villa in which he accused
the club of being
paid Brighton an initial £150,000 as ordered by the tribunal in
October but have so far
company secretary Steve Stride has already confirmed that they will
not make any more
could rise to the £1million if Barry plays for England - and he
has already won
a former Brighton player, said: ``Dick Knight wouldn't recognise Gareth
Barry if he
being asked to pick up the bill for a football club so badly run that
it nearly went to the
fact is if the tribunal had been held in the summer, as it should have
been, then Brighton
since then he has gone on to play for the Villa first team and has made
progress at England
``It shouldn't have had any influence at all. Compensation is for the costs of developing players.
five or six years that Gareth Barry was at Brighton the furthest he
got was being a
``There is only one club being exploited here - and it is not Brighton and Hove Albion.''