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Author Topic: Jack Grealish  (Read 1344880 times)

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12075 on: November 08, 2019, 06:20:43 PM »
Not sure what all the clamour is about. This keeps Grealish hungry and fresher for us. If he went off to England thereís  a chance that heíd get injured and fatigued with extra games and travel. Plus thereís a long tradition of Villa players getting their heads turned, see Barry, Young and for those of a certain vintage Steve Hodge.

Englandís undoubted loss is the Villaís gain.

Until the goal posts shift again and Grealish needs to prove it at Champions League level like Mason Mount or whoever Southgate compares him to next. That's only going to unsettle him further.

Offline ktvillan

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12076 on: November 08, 2019, 06:32:10 PM »
Maddison hasn't proved himself at CL level either yet he's in. Mings and Heaton too. I'd say Southgate's mention of Grealish being behind Hudson-Odoi might be a reference to the latter having served his time in the England under 21s or wherever (possibly same for Rashford too) so a kind of swipe at Jack having opted for Ireland at youth level.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12077 on: November 08, 2019, 06:32:42 PM »
Not sure what all the clamour is about. This keeps Grealish hungry and fresher for us. If he went off to England thereís  a chance that heíd get injured and fatigued with extra games and travel. Plus thereís a long tradition of Villa players getting their heads turned, see Barry, Young and for those of a certain vintage Steve Hodge.

Englandís undoubted loss is the Villaís gain.

Until the goal posts shift again and Grealish needs to prove it at Champions League level like Mason Mount or whoever Southgate compares him to next. That's only going to unsettle him further.
Agree, Southgate is doing us no favors whatsoever, but hey,, what do you expect from the twat.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12078 on: November 08, 2019, 06:40:53 PM »
In fairness Maddison has been class this season and even with the most claret and blue specs on, he's easily more deserving of a place than Grealish on current form.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12079 on: November 08, 2019, 06:51:16 PM »
Southgate does us no favours and yet picks 2 Villa players, how does that work? And imaginary scenarios that haven't happened are going to unsettle Jack? Seems a tad OTT to me.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 06:54:44 PM by PeterWithesShin »

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12080 on: November 08, 2019, 07:02:07 PM »
Southgate does us no favours and yet picks 2 Villa players, how does that work? And imaginary scenarios that haven't happened are going to unsettle Jack? Seems a tad OTT to me.

Just a touch.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12081 on: November 08, 2019, 07:05:06 PM »
Like a lot of England managers before him he started well, picking people based on how they were playing and creating a system that worked for them. Hasn't lasted and now, like many managers before him, his main role seems to be to reinforce the idea that you have to be at a top 6 club to get recognition.

Canít say I agree. Theyíre still doing pretty well and the World Cup isnít the only thing. They finished top of their Nations League group that contained Croatia and Spain. Iím not saying heís an amazing coach, but itís pretty difficult to argue he hasnít done a decent job.

Offline paul_e

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12082 on: November 08, 2019, 07:05:35 PM »
In fairness Maddison has been class this season and even with the most claret and blue specs on, he's easily more deserving of a place than Grealish on current form.

I'm not sure you can say that, on pure stats both complete about 85% of their passes, Grealish has 2 goals and 3 assists, Maddison has 3 goals and 2 assists. Maddison takes more shots than Grealish but Grealish creates more chances. I think they'd actually complement each other pretty well.

Offline timeoutbigbar

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12083 on: November 08, 2019, 07:15:06 PM »
If he doesn't get in now, with Mount and Barkley carrying injuries and with Alli and Lingard out of form/rubbish, I can't see how he will.  Gareth won't keep leaving the Spurs darling 'Dele' out.

Offline Villafirst

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12084 on: November 08, 2019, 07:22:26 PM »
Jack only 50-50 for Sunday. Sounds doubtful as he hasn't trained so far this week. Typical if he misses the dogheads game!

Offline AVH87

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12085 on: November 08, 2019, 08:58:49 PM »
When did he even get injured? Can't remember if it was a match or training.

Offline timeoutbigbar

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12086 on: November 08, 2019, 08:59:53 PM »
When did he even get injured? Can't remember if it was a match or training.

Second half at City I think.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12087 on: November 08, 2019, 09:12:41 PM »
All feels a bit like last time.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12088 on: November 08, 2019, 10:14:15 PM »
In fairness to Southgate, he's been to Villa Park 3 times this season. Only once did the real Jack Grealish turn up and on that occasion he probably left before the end (as all England Managers do).

Southgate left early when Jack had a stinker in the last 30 mins against West Ham. He stayed until the end against Brighton.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12089 on: November 08, 2019, 10:38:37 PM »
I don't like Gareth Southgate and I think he is not a very good coach.  All PR and no substance.
This kind of comment pisses me off, what about all the trophies he's won in his  managerial career?
Well last night it worked for me. I couldn't sleep so I started counting all of Gareth's managerial honours and I was soon gone. Will try same again tonight and mix it with recalling his tactical genius in key games so far.

 


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