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Offline RamboandBruno

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20385 on: March 06, 2021, 11:14:07 AM »
Merson is a lazy, inarticulate pundit. I can't believe he wasn't part of the cull of middle-aged white blokes on Sky Sports News last year. Spouts clichés straight out of a football pub in Islington.

I’m sure he was once quoted as saying when Wenger first came to Arsenal, he gave him unbelievable belief!

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20386 on: March 06, 2021, 11:37:33 AM »
Not fit for tomorrow according to Smith, "running but not training".

We seem to go through this ritual every time Grealish is out.

"He might be back for the next game"

"We're hoping to have him available next week"

It's getting irritating now.

Irritating is putting it mildly.  As you say it follows the same tired blueprint of nonsense every time. Smith says in his conference that he hopes to have Jack back training in a few days, then it always, always turns out to be weeks after.  My prediction is the Fulham game.

It was same rhetoric as Barkley's hamstring injury, he should be back soon, he's nearly ready.....etc., this went on for over 6 weeks.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20387 on: March 06, 2021, 11:43:17 AM »
Does it really matter what they say to us (and the opposition).  As long as the squad are getting accurate updates, surely that is all that matters?

Yep.

Nope.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20388 on: March 06, 2021, 11:57:33 AM »
If we're not sure what's happening it also means that opposition doesn't know either. Best to keep them on their toes

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20389 on: March 06, 2021, 11:58:53 AM »
To be fair we were crap with him since the covid break return.
Last night's game reminded me of our two games against Burnley; both of which featured our Jack.

Fair point, but he didn't have great games in those two and we didn't play well.  I just think we are in a position where it seems the whole club seems to be built around him and there is a negative vibe around the place when he is not playing.

Paul Merson said on Soccer Saturday last weekend that we would be in a relegation fight if Grealish didn't play for us.  I do have a sneaking feeling that he was not a million miles away with that comment.  I think the reality is that we are going to be tested with offers this summer, particularly if he does well in the Euros.

Jack didn't play well against Burnley? Seriously? The away game was one of his best games for the club I thought and the home game he was probably at 8 or 9, creating a series of chances.

The frustration for me is that the likes of Luiz and McGinn haven't really kicked on this season even with Jack in the team. Traore and Barkley have been inconsistent at best. In fairness, the level of insight Merse brings would be best aimed at your standard Sun reader. Even without Jack, our defence had been transformed this season. Compare Martinez to likes of Reina and Nyland. Watkins to Samatta or Wesley. The level of improvement in the likes of Targett and Konsa. Relegation fodder without Jack we certainly ain't.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20390 on: March 06, 2021, 02:16:43 PM »
Does it really matter what they say to us (and the opposition).  As long as the squad are getting accurate updates, surely that is all that matters?

Yep.

Nope.

Why does it matter that you know about a players injury status?

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20391 on: March 06, 2021, 02:19:49 PM »
If we're not sure what's happening it also means that opposition doesn't know either. Best to keep them on their toes

Yep, worked really well against Leicester.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20392 on: March 06, 2021, 02:27:30 PM »
Yes we are still in 1984 and opposition have no way on knowing  anything unless they read it in the Sports Argus. This keeping secret stuff and giving inaccurate details are small time.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20393 on: March 06, 2021, 04:43:36 PM »
maybe Smith isn’t spreading misleading information about Grealish
Maybe he just doesn’t know stuff

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20394 on: March 06, 2021, 05:31:42 PM »
Good to see Jack up in the Trinity Road.

Interesting to hear AEG’s injury disclosed immediately. Toe injury, can’t get a boot on, now infected, so he’s out. No drip feeding there then.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20395 on: March 06, 2021, 06:09:40 PM »
Is Jack injured or is there something else keeping him on the sidelines?
How does a professional athlete develop an infection with all the medical attention available ?
Does Smith talk to the medical team ?

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20396 on: March 06, 2021, 07:36:17 PM »
We would have 6 points rather than 1. If he had of played the last two games.   

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20397 on: March 06, 2021, 08:37:04 PM »
Tend to agree, Southampton's win today makes our loss look all the more egregious

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20398 on: March 06, 2021, 09:21:03 PM »
Available as soon as he's back on grass. Super Jack to rip the Toon to shreds.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #20399 on: March 06, 2021, 09:21:44 PM »
I have no doubt the barcodes are expecting the worst on Friday evening.

 


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