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Author Topic: Jack Grealish - for life?  (Read 1947486 times)

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21405 on: May 12, 2021, 01:00:33 AM »
Anyone know how long Barnett was Bale's agent before he moved to Real Madrid?

I'd be amazed if we sold him this summer given we're in far stronger position now than last summer. It really wouldn't make any sense whatsoever in our growth unless he effectively decides to go on strike to force a move but very little chanceo f that.

And we're simply not ready yet for post Grealish villa. Dean Smith and players simply aren't given how long it's taken for us to look reasonably competitive at prem level in games without him so I wouldn't fancy a 38 gameplan without him just yet.

He'll be here for another 12 months at least so now up to the club to find at least two players close to his level over next few transfer windows and then staying longer term becomes easier decision.

I doubt he'll be starting at the euros either so that will help us aswell.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21406 on: May 12, 2021, 01:16:49 AM »
I canít see how Man United need Grealish anymore after signing Donny van de Beek who we were told was twice the player for half the price at the time apparently

Van de Beek looked a very good player in that Ajax team a couple of years back. Just playing off the front man in their CL run, is very one paced but a tidy footballer. Bruno plays effectively in same position so was a silly signing. A few of those Ajax players haven't kicked on as expected, Ziyech, De Ligt, Frankie de Jong.... VdeB wouldnt be the worst replacement for Barkley possibly....

The beek would be where my first 40- 50 million bid would go

Same here pal, and once I'd got through that I'd think of signing some players.

Snort! Oops... I mean... chortle.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21407 on: May 12, 2021, 08:13:09 AM »
So what's the latest? Drugs ban? Signing for Adidas? Swap for Don Van The Berk?

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21408 on: May 12, 2021, 10:22:13 AM »
Nowt. He's been expressing sympathy for Ollie McBurnie on Twitter though and how footballers get hassled.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21409 on: May 12, 2021, 11:47:11 AM »
On the subject of Oli McBurnie and hassle. https://twitter.com/KopFinest/status/1392089585430237185

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21410 on: May 12, 2021, 12:24:06 PM »
On the subject of Oli McBurnie and hassle. https://twitter.com/KopFinest/status/1392089585430237185

I know violence doesn't solve anything, but my God that prick with the phone deserved that. It's a shame the same can't be dished out to the arseholes that use social media to abuse people.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21411 on: May 12, 2021, 12:31:58 PM »
Certainly more sympathetic to McBurnie after seeing that. What an arsehole that bloke was. Then again, I remember a Villa fan on here boasting that he had been harrassing Yannick Bolasie while he was a Villa player, so it's only a surprise that this sort of thing doesn't happen more often.
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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21412 on: May 12, 2021, 01:04:04 PM »
Just read Barnett's reported comments. "Man Utd not top of the list for Jack." Haha, that'll rile the plastic twats! Nice one.

It's the most reassuring quote of 2021.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21413 on: May 12, 2021, 08:57:28 PM »
Just read Barnett's reported comments. "Man Utd not top of the list for Jack." Haha, that'll rile the plastic twats! Nice one.

It's the most reassuring quote of 2021.

As laughable as deluded Arsenal fans thinking he's going there.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21414 on: May 12, 2021, 09:05:23 PM »
Why are football agents total wankers ?

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21415 on: May 13, 2021, 03:40:45 PM »
Last part of a new article by Sam Wallace in The Torygraph:
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Ultimately, football was always a game about wealth and power and, while Villa have very wealthy owners, their progression, and their status, will not catch City in the time that Grealish needs it to do so. In recent years, City have taken some of the best players from Arsenal, Spurs, Leicester City, Everton - even Liverpool and Manchester United - and they will not hesitate to do the same again to Villa. The Villa of the past have lost Gareth Barry, James Milner and Fabian Delph to City although the Villa of the present day are different in that their own billionaires, Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, can hold their own. But how long can one do so when the player himself feels the pull of new opportunities?

 In September 2018, Grealish, by then back in the Championship with Villa, told the Telegraph just how close he had been to a move to Spurs. There was an honest appraisal of his disappointment that the deal had fallen through but an optimism about the future and the new contract he had then just signed. ďItís not like I was devastated it didnít happen,Ē he said, ďbecause Iíve still got to realise how lucky I am to be playing for my boyhood club. Iíve played over 100 games for Villa and Iíve only just turned 23.Ē


Indeed, he has delivered on that contract and the next, not just taking the club back up to the Premier League but providing that sprinkle of stardust that only a player of his ability and general unpredictability can offer. Villa are in a strong position now to determine price, with four years on his current deal, although evidently they would rather never sell. That, however, is a calculation that is never as simple as the size of a transfer fee, or the length of contract, but comes down to other factors that go right to the heart of the playerís life, notably his ambition and the short careers footballers have.


Either way, whether he stays or goes, one party always feels like they have lost out.

   

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21416 on: May 13, 2021, 03:56:26 PM »
It may well be that he goes in two or three years. Let's hope he's helped us hit some heights by then, and with him I really don't think that's so absurd.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21417 on: May 13, 2021, 03:58:17 PM »
Actually, his agent is incredible. Heís sold him to Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester United today.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21418 on: May 13, 2021, 04:26:51 PM »
He seems like a really lovely lad to me, and I'd totally understand that he'd want to go to Man City if they were in for him. However he signed that contract last year so he would need to understand that we'd need a fee that would recognise what we'd be losing if he went. That's where the fun and games start, I guess.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21419 on: May 13, 2021, 04:36:29 PM »
He's already done so much for us. On top of that, the point about footballers having relatively short careers is pertinent. The Club has been around for 150 odd years and will hopefully be here in another century and a half. A player generally gets not much more than ten years to achieve everything they want to in their career.

So theoretically if he did go, I wouldn't blame him.

But it's all academic anyway, as he's going to stay and captain us to the league title.

 


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