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Heroes & Villains => Heroes Discussion => Topic started by: dave.woodhall on August 01, 2021, 04:35:16 PM

Title: Summer Press
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 01, 2021, 04:35:16 PM
What's going on so far.

http://thebirminghampress.com/2021/08/aston-villa-and-the-summer-specials/
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: stevo_st on August 01, 2021, 04:57:31 PM
Wrong thread
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 01, 2021, 06:11:14 PM
"Success or immortality" is an excellent summary of what awaits Grealish.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Border villan on August 01, 2021, 06:16:36 PM
All I get from the link is “SSL” error message.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Ger Regan on August 01, 2021, 06:17:22 PM
Same as that.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 01, 2021, 06:41:13 PM
Bollocks, I thought that had been fixed. Try going in via www.thebirminghampress.com
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Nunkin1965 on August 01, 2021, 06:52:31 PM
Working for me.
Another great piece. Success or immortality says it all.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: West Derby Villan on August 01, 2021, 07:04:05 PM
Spot on Dave. Fingers crossed he stays
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Villan For Life on August 01, 2021, 07:08:59 PM
A fantastic article. Immortality has a nice ring to it.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: PeterWithe on August 01, 2021, 07:19:21 PM
Spot on.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Steve67 on August 01, 2021, 08:40:34 PM
I hope he reads it.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Border villan on August 01, 2021, 08:40:42 PM
Bollocks, I thought that had been fixed. Try going in via www.thebirminghampress.com

Still the same error message Dave. I am using an iPad, does that affect the link?
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: LukeJames on August 01, 2021, 08:42:16 PM
The last line made me tingle.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Clive W on August 01, 2021, 08:46:33 PM
Bollocks, I thought that had been fixed. Try going in via www.thebirminghampress.com
Works ok on my iPad using safari
Still the same error message Dave. I am using an iPad, does that affect the link?
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 01, 2021, 08:47:44 PM
Another vote for "success, or immortality".
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Richard E on August 01, 2021, 08:50:02 PM
Immorality please!

Oh, IMMORTALITY - sorry, must get my eyes tested.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: TheMalandro on August 01, 2021, 08:52:41 PM
"Success or immortality" is an excellent summary of what awaits Grealish.

It makes me want to weep, that's all true.

I'll be impressed if a twenty five year old makes the right decision. I'd have taken the dosh and the legs.


Actually, what's the right move!
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on August 01, 2021, 09:10:28 PM
Excellent piece again Mr Woodhall.
Food for thought etc.....that "success or immortality" line is a belter!
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: tony scott on August 01, 2021, 10:09:28 PM
My goodness what choices each one loaded with regret, good article Dave
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: RichardBatchelor on August 01, 2021, 10:27:28 PM
“If Jack Grealish wants to leave there’s not a lot we can do about it.”

Why, unless there’s this doggone release clause? There’s everything the club can do about it, and should do about it.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Sdwbvf on August 01, 2021, 10:30:09 PM
Bollocks, I thought that had been fixed. Try going in via www.thebirminghampress.com

Still the same error message Dave. I am using an iPad, does that affect the link?

Fine in Chrome on ipad.

It used to be a problem I'm chrome so the answer was to open in an incognito window
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 01, 2021, 10:53:38 PM
Bollocks, I thought that had been fixed. Try going in via www.thebirminghampress.com

Still the same error message Dave. I am using an iPad, does that affect the link?

You're asking me? I haven't got a clue.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: purpletrousers on August 01, 2021, 10:58:37 PM
Another vote for "success, or immortality".

Aye.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Louzie0 on August 01, 2021, 11:12:09 PM
It’s nice to have a regular lead in to the season after last year and I agree it seems to be starting earlier than in 2019!

I enjoyed what you wrote about pre season under DE and the midfield issue is going to be a very long thread this season, you can see it coming.

Absolutely, I agree with you and everybody who’s commented that success or immortality faces Jack, but for me, it’s difficult to understand how he could turn up for training with his teammates if he’s thinking of going.

(And I’m reading this on an iPad, with Safari.)
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Ian. on August 01, 2021, 11:40:25 PM
Superb article, nicely summed up at the end.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: ASHTONVILLA on August 02, 2021, 12:20:45 AM
Best one yet. Hope he choses immortality.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: JD on August 02, 2021, 10:02:45 AM
Great article Dave.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: cannock villa on August 02, 2021, 10:08:18 AM
Spot on from first word to last.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: SaddVillan on August 02, 2021, 10:12:07 AM
Wes just needs to sit Jack down, put a new rch as Croesus contract in from of him, read those last two paragraphs out and hand him a pen.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: LeeB on August 02, 2021, 10:22:00 AM
Bollocks, I thought that had been fixed. Try going in via www.thebirminghampress.com

Still the same error message Dave. I am using an iPad, does that affect the link?

Doesn't work for me either, might be down to your ISP
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: SaddVillan on August 02, 2021, 10:31:35 AM
Here are the last few paragraphs for those who can't open it:

"And transfer talk does of course lead on to the big news of last week and perhaps the next few weeks as well. Release clause, billionaire owners or no, if Jack Grealish wants to leave then there’s not a lot that can be done about it. It’s up to him and the next few days are going to be vital ones. If he is going, let him get on with it so we can try to fill what will undoubtedly be a big hole in the team. Jack’s one of the best players in the world, no question, and would be an asset to any club although there’s nowhere he would be as vital as to the Villa. Losing him would be a blow but we’ve lost players before and carried on. Whoever’s in the team, the Villa will carry on.
I don’t doubt that owners, CEO, coaches (head and otherwise) and players will be trying their damnedest to get Jack to stay. If after all that he does go, it’s not much of a stretch to say that he’ll be at Manchester City for something like five years and in that time win three or four Premier League titles, maybe the Champions League a couple of times and a few other assorted medals and trinkets. He’ll be idolised by their supporters and once he leaves they’ll forget about him and move on to the next shiny object of their affections.

If he stays at Villa he’ll win a trophy or two in that time because it’s definitely our year for the FA Cup before long. When he leaves he’ll be able to walk past a statue of Jack Grealish and take his seat in the Jack Grealish stand with his fellow directors. In a hundred years time Villa supporters will be telling stories of when their grandparents saw Jack Grealish play.

That’s the real choice Jack faces – success, or immortality."
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Steve kirk on August 02, 2021, 11:32:17 AM
And another vote for “Success or immortality”
Loved that line Dave.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: UK Redsox on August 02, 2021, 11:44:46 AM
Unfortunately, whilst appreciating the nice turn of phrase from Head Dave; rather than "success, or immortality" it's more like guaranteed success or outside chance of immortality.

Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: darren woolley on August 02, 2021, 12:31:24 PM
Great read Dave.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 02, 2021, 12:46:35 PM
Great read Dave.

A pleasure Daz.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: jimmygreen on August 02, 2021, 02:12:18 PM
That’s what it boils down to. Guaranteed success vs possible success but guaranteed immortality. I know which I’d choose, but as you also say it’s down to him and not the likes of me. Bang on Dave.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 02, 2021, 03:08:29 PM
Unfortunately, whilst appreciating the nice turn of phrase from Head Dave; rather than "success, or immortality" it's more like guaranteed success or outside chance of immortality.

It’s not an outside chance of immortality IMO.
Title: Re: Summer Press
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 04, 2021, 01:25:26 AM
Summed up perfectly, Dave.
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