Gareth Barry and Darren Fletcher: the Premier League elder statesmen

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  1. John Brewin

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    Darren Fletcher (left) and Gareth Barry (right) are two of the Premier League's most battle-tested veterans. When Darren Fletcher unexpectedly departed West Bromwich Albion this summer for Stoke City, West Brom manager Tony Pulis had an ideal replacement in mind. In Gareth Barry, 36, three years Fletcher's senior, Pulis signed just about the only player who might replicate his dependability and experience in central midfield.   "There was a big void when we lost Fletch, and Gareth will fill that void," Pulis said after Barry was signed last week. Between them, two of the Premier League's most...

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