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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11010 on: June 18, 2019, 05:40:15 PM »
Ian Holloway was on Talksport with Alan Brazil earlier, drooling over Jack and the prospect of seeing him back in the Prem - 'would pay' specifically just to go and watch him etc..

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11011 on: June 18, 2019, 07:24:55 PM »
Fascinating reading the early pages of this thread, starting with Legion’s ‘I hope he’s going to make it’ 😳

Shame the original pictures are no longer available.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11012 on: June 18, 2019, 09:14:51 PM »


Fascinating reading the early pages of this thread, starting with Legion’s ‘I hope he’s going to make it’ 😳

To be fair to Legion, he was probably talking about making it in the Premier League, rather than the championship.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11013 on: June 18, 2019, 09:16:12 PM »
Correct. Still think he will.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11014 on: June 18, 2019, 09:23:03 PM »
If I go back through this thread I think I will find posts I made saying I feared he would never make it. He was a pisshead, I doubted his character, basically he was going to be another promising but ultimately disappointing failure.

It just goes to show, what the fuck do I know?


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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11015 on: June 18, 2019, 10:18:28 PM »
Many people had doubts. And rightly so. It was bad time for him and the club. So many negative influences all around him.

 In the end Jack made changes in his life. I credit his family with a lot of that, I would credit Steve Bruce with that and positive influences like John Terry and more recently Dean Smith. But most of all it’s down to him. Not everyone sees the light. He did.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11016 on: June 18, 2019, 10:22:21 PM »
Many people had doubts. And rightly so. It was bad time for him and the club. So many negative influences all around him.

 In the end Jack made changes in his life. I credit his family with a lot of that, I would credit Steve Bruce with that and positive influences like John Terry and more recently Dean Smith. But most of all it’s down to him. Not everyone sees the light. He did.

Compare and contrast - Jack Grealish and Lee Hendrie (and I think Lee was a great player).

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11017 on: June 18, 2019, 10:30:02 PM »
As much as we love Jack he has a bit to go to achieve what Lee did even if he never fulfilled his potential.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11018 on: June 18, 2019, 10:32:15 PM »
Was Grealish in that bad a place really? Off the field he had a couple of silly incidents, on the field he was still young and was playing, for 18 months or so, in a team that barely functioned. Jack now, with the clear leadership qualities and experience would've grabbed that squad by the neck and dragged it along as much as he could, but it's not fair expecting a 20 year old with 10-15 appearances in the first team to settle in a team that was quite clearly split in half (during the relegation season) or that were totally unprepared (first season in the championship). He did grow up, largely because of the kidney injury that made him reevaluate his attitude to a career that could be finished in moments, but I don't think that was make or break for him. I think he was always going to be a very good player but that adversity could be what tips him over to being a truly great one.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11019 on: June 18, 2019, 10:33:48 PM »
Would you swap him for any current English player?  I wouldn’t. 

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11020 on: June 18, 2019, 10:34:07 PM »
Many people had doubts. And rightly so. It was bad time for him and the club. So many negative influences all around him.

 In the end Jack made changes in his life. I credit his family with a lot of that, I would credit Steve Bruce with that and positive influences like John Terry and more recently Dean Smith. But most of all it’s down to him. Not everyone sees the light. He did.

Compare and contrast - Jack Grealish and Lee Hendrie (and I think Lee was a great player).

Too early yet. Lee had a good career really in hindsight. A few England caps is top notch. You’d think from here on in Jacks will be better and you wouldn’t think he’ll run out of money either.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11021 on: June 18, 2019, 10:42:21 PM »
Would you swap him for any current English player?  I wouldn’t.

I'd swap him for Kane. England's best forward since Shearer.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11022 on: June 18, 2019, 10:45:27 PM »
I wouldn't.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11023 on: June 18, 2019, 10:48:38 PM »
Actually no. Not that I think he's necessarily the best English player, I just wouldn't swap him.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #11024 on: June 18, 2019, 10:52:58 PM »
Actually no. Not that I think he's necessarily the best English player, I just wouldn't swap him.
Right answer.

 


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