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Author Topic: Jack Grealish - for life?  (Read 1858035 times)

Offline Ads

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13350 on: February 26, 2020, 09:30:32 AM »
I'm not making excuses for him. He was one of the worst performers, routinely knocked off the ball having delayed pass. It happened time and time again. His act of petulance was dire too.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13351 on: February 26, 2020, 09:57:13 AM »
I have a lot of sympathy for him, he looks knackered, and why shouldnít he?? The amount of work he has been putting in, the manager keeps playing a system where he is isolated and restricting his effectiveness.
Add to that playing with players who seem incapable of kicking a football in the right direction and you get what happened Saturday. He had a bad game but was still the best Villa player out there.
Saturday was down to Smith, not Jack.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13352 on: February 26, 2020, 10:03:51 AM »
No, Jack was part of the team, played poorly and was part of the collective failure.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13353 on: February 26, 2020, 10:05:53 AM »
I'm not making excuses for him. He was one of the worst performers, routinely knocked off the ball having delayed pass. It happened time and time again. His act of petulance was dire too.

I think he's entitled to an off game personally, I find it strange that you've spent all season having a go at other posters for negativity but now everything you post is about as negative as you could possibly be on the respective subject.

Even the best players in the world cop an off game once or twice a season, particularly when the whole enterprise is under pressure and they've been carrying under-performing teammates effectively since Game 1.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13354 on: February 26, 2020, 10:08:26 AM »
I'm not being negative. I'm saying Grealish played poorly and was one of our poorer players. That's not me being negative, it just an assessment of the situation in a game where few things went our way.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13355 on: February 26, 2020, 11:20:37 AM »
Iíve said it before but for far too many of our players their first instinct is to look to pass to Jack instead of taking responsibility for creating something themselves or with other players. There is far too much reliance on Jack throughout the team, and itís not exactly rocket science to work out how to stop this Villa team from doing anything other than panic. If other players stepped up then both the team and Jack would become more dangerous in more situations...but as it stands, we pretty much show nothing unless Jack is involved.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13356 on: February 26, 2020, 11:21:20 AM »
I think Grealish appeared to play poorly simply because he was trying to cover for the inadequacies of his team mates. Trying to beat three players on the run is difficult.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13357 on: February 26, 2020, 12:23:01 PM »
I think whats disgusting about this piece is that they leave it for cup final week. Absolute cretins to try unsettle our preparations for the final

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13358 on: February 26, 2020, 02:23:18 PM »
I don't think Jack was any worse than anybody else and given that he has to carry the weight of the entire team on his shoulders I think he is doing great. Of course, it would be helpful if his team-mates would bother to exploit the space he creates when he draws two or more defenders to him. When they don't, many times he has no option but to go it alone which occasionally leads to him trying too hard and losing the ball.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13359 on: February 26, 2020, 02:56:23 PM »
I thought he had a decent first half without anything actually coming off, I think he was the only player we had who looked like he might create something. 2nd half he just didn't get into the game but would probably have got the equaliser if Hourihane had moved the ball on to him instead of shooting from 25 yards. That was one of the few times where Grealish was near their box unmarked.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13360 on: February 26, 2020, 07:54:38 PM »
I think in the first minute ,he broke through on the left but he failed to find a player in the box, which I thought was unlike him.  I just had a feeling he was going to have an off day.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13361 on: February 27, 2020, 08:17:40 AM »
Yeah, I do wonder if for all the detailed analysis of the team performance, itís as simple as Ďif jack plays well we get a result, if he doesnít we donítí.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13362 on: February 27, 2020, 09:42:25 AM »
Yeah, I do wonder if for all the detailed analysis of the team performance, itís as simple as Ďif jack plays well we get a result, if he doesnít we donítí.

He has the ability to drag us out of a hole, like he did at Brighton for example. But that isn't sustainable. I thought Grealish played quite well in the first half but second half he seemed to switch to a central role and was largely anonymous. With Soton playing a one paced midfielder right back, pre game I thought Jack would easily dominate there so it was disappointing he didn't. He got a bit rattled from the constant fouls and lost concentration.

Tends to happen a bit with the clamour to get him playing centrally. His best performances this season have come drifting in from the left which gets forgotten. The absence of a single decent centre midfielder in our squad obviously is the big problem. Unpopular as it may have been but bringing in someone like Delph in the summer would have benefited Jack even more.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13363 on: February 27, 2020, 09:47:20 AM »
I've just had a vision of him drifting in from the left and curling a beauty in the top corner on Sunday.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #13364 on: February 27, 2020, 11:01:25 AM »
... His best performances this season have come drifting in from the left which gets forgotten. The absence of a single decent centre midfielder in our squad obviously is the big problem. Unpopular as it may have been but bringing in someone like Delph in the summer would have benefited Jack even more.
Do you think O'Hare is that central midfielder, alongside someone who can provide the physical presence?
« Last Edit: February 27, 2020, 11:03:39 AM by Mister E »

 


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