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Author Topic: Jack Grealish - for life?  (Read 1755187 times)

Offline Colhint

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19950 on: January 31, 2021, 12:29:32 AM »
there is no one in the prem who can do what he does. I read on redcafe, I know, it was after our game, someone said he passes like a number 10, dribbles like a winger and crosses like an overlapping fullback.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19951 on: January 31, 2021, 12:40:04 AM »
You know what I mean, of the players usually mentioned like Sid, McGrath, Yorke etc, better than them all. McParland was my nan and grandad’s favourite player of all time, and my grandad would have seen them all.

Offline Matt C

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19952 on: January 31, 2021, 12:44:32 AM »
We are in the presence of genius. Enjoy it.

Offline TonyD

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19953 on: January 31, 2021, 01:59:00 AM »
So.

I think.

We all all agree.

Jack is a bit special.

Offline pelty

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19954 on: January 31, 2021, 06:45:15 AM »
What an immense blessing it is to watch one of the best players in the world wearing our colors. What a player, what a club!!!

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19955 on: January 31, 2021, 07:54:08 AM »
He is that good I am tempted carve his name into the desks of my classroom (a room which I have kept graffiti-free since the school buildings were gutted and renovated in 2006-7).

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19956 on: January 31, 2021, 08:52:29 AM »
Match of the Day analysis: Is Grealish the Player of the Season? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/55875818

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19957 on: January 31, 2021, 09:43:39 AM »
I’m starting to wonder if Jack is now the best player we have had at Villa, in my lifetime.
Little, Gray, Mortimer, Sid, God, Platt, Yorke make up my list.
I think he’s up there with all of them.


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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19958 on: January 31, 2021, 09:43:40 AM »
We are in the presence of genius. Enjoy it.

This.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19959 on: January 31, 2021, 09:53:59 AM »
Even in his quieter games there's almost always one moment that makes you stop and go "wow". Yesterday Konsa ( I think ) clipped a ball 60 yards to him on the touch line and he stopped it dead with one touch. It was ridiculous.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19960 on: January 31, 2021, 09:54:27 AM »
We are in the presence of genius. Enjoy it.

This.

Frustratingly, due to Covid, we are only in virtual presence.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19961 on: January 31, 2021, 09:56:05 AM »
That thing he does - hemmed into the corner by two or three defenders. You blink, he jinks, and he's squirreled his past them along the goal line and you can sense the opposition soiling themselves.

Magical.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19962 on: January 31, 2021, 09:57:25 AM »
I’m starting to wonder if Jack is now the best player we have had at Villa, in my lifetime.
Little, Gray, Mortimer, Sid, God, Platt, Yorke make up my list.
I think he’s up there with all of them.


My earliest memories of the team are from about 84 onwards, and I don't think I've seen a player who excites the fans as much as Jack does.  I definitely think he's the most naturally gifted player we've had in that time (though Yorke at his best was amazing too).

What I think sets him apart (not just as a villa player, but as any player in the current league) is that you're guaranteed a mini highlight reel from just about every game we play.  We almost expect him to do something incredible every time he's on the ball - and often times he does just that.

He has definitely improved again this year, but I do find it funny that the media at large is only just realising how good he is, considering we've been seeing him put in performances like this (though admittedly more sporadic) since our Championship days. 

I said a while ago that if the pressure to sell him ever does become too much (and we're a while away from that yet), it won't be pressure and bids from the top 6 in the Premier League, it'll be because of Madrid, Barcelone, Juventus etc - he's that good now.

Offline Nii Lamptey

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19963 on: January 31, 2021, 10:06:00 AM »
What I hope is we can get to see him in his prime, full flow in villa colours, with us all back in the stands at Villa Park, before he does inevitably move on.

The way he plays he makes everything, even the hardest of skills, appear effortless. We've had some great, hero worshipped players in our time, but Jack is on another level, and long may it continue in claret and blue.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #19964 on: January 31, 2021, 10:09:53 AM »
That thing he does - hemmed into the corner by two or three defenders. You blink, he jinks, and he's squirreled his past them along the goal line and you can sense the opposition soiling themselves.

Magical.

Was thinking the same. They’re appears to be no room and lots of defenders and in a flash he’s gone. It’s up there with a “Cruyff turn” and should be called a “Grealish”

 


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