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Offline LeeB

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21420 on: May 13, 2021, 04:42:13 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.

Indeed.

All of the points raised with the Torygraph article are fair and reasonable. But, as Jack will be more than aware, he's in a position unique to almost any player in our history in that we now have the clout and infrastructure to seriously challenge, and he's the poster boy for it.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21421 on: May 13, 2021, 06:26:09 PM »
I think we'll see a bid(s) for him this summer, but would be absolutely stunned if he moved - short of him starring at the Euros and someone bidding Ronaldo/Messi money at £150m+.  Next summer, if we're not challenging for Europe, would be a  different matter entirely.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21422 on: May 17, 2021, 09:48:17 AM »
Jack is desperate to play in the Euros, first he has got to prove his fitness and ready.
That is going to be pretty difficult in the next 2 games.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21423 on: May 17, 2021, 12:48:54 PM »
It's a 26-man squad. He's worth the risk.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21424 on: May 17, 2021, 01:33:07 PM »
Personally, I think his place at the Euros is under threat. I know any sane football fan who has watched him play, would move heaven and earth to take Jack to the Euro's, but unfortunately we're not Gareth Southgate.

He's far from blue-eyed boy in Southgate's eyes, and it would only need a glimmer of an excuse to exclude him, with Jack's current health/lack of match fitness the perfect ammunition.

Unlike when Jack previously returned from this injury in the Championship, apart from that one mazey run in the Everton game, he hasn't exactly lit up the match (*yes, they were only brief substitute appearances, but this is what Southgate will be looking at).

You could argue that his introduction yesterday actually messed with the balance of the side in that second half, and actually made us worse, if that's even possible?!

Obviously, we'd have him first on the team sheet in that England squad, but I think he needs to start in both of our remaining games... and prove himself ready by leaving the pitch with 2 MOTM awards. This is Southgate we're talking about here.   

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21425 on: May 17, 2021, 02:05:36 PM »
I think a lot will depend on the fitness of other squad members, obviously if Jack starts the next two games and affects games the way we know he can any doubt will be removed, but from the bits weíve seen so far thatís going to be a big ask. For me itís Villa first we should keep easing him back.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21426 on: May 17, 2021, 03:04:48 PM »
Jack is desperate to play in the Euros, first he has got to prove his fitness and ready.
That is going to be pretty difficult in the next 2 games.

Yep he looks way off fitness wise, but as long as hes not injured he has to go.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21427 on: May 17, 2021, 03:10:47 PM »
It's a 26-man squad. He's worth the risk.
Southgate is keeping 3 at home and I reckon he will be one of those.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21428 on: May 17, 2021, 03:26:42 PM »
It doesn't even sound like he's fully, properly fit yet, as Smith is still talking about managing the pain etc. I'd love to see Jack starring for England this summer, but I'd much prefer that he was fully fit for next season.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21429 on: May 17, 2021, 03:34:28 PM »
It doesn't even sound like he's fully, properly fit yet, as Smith is still talking about managing the pain etc. I'd love to see Jack starring for England this summer, but I'd much prefer that he was fully fit for next season.

Yep. Definitely. Hopefully with the extended lay-off, even if he does go he'll still have plenty for next season.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21430 on: May 17, 2021, 03:36:10 PM »
It doesn't even sound like he's fully, properly fit yet, as Smith is still talking about managing the pain etc. I'd love to see Jack starring for England this summer, but I'd much prefer that he was fully fit for next season.
Me too.
Keep him out of the squad, take him out of the shop window and have him fired up for next season.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21431 on: May 17, 2021, 03:37:32 PM »
Euros are poxy anyway, he can go the World Cup next year as captain of the champions of England.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21432 on: May 17, 2021, 03:41:55 PM »
"Managing the pain" now that is concerning.  It makes me think that this didn't happen overnight and has slowly been building up meaning he's been in pain for quite a period of time, maybe a long time and therefore using painkillers to mask it/manage it. Almost certainly where the rumour that he was addicted to pain killers originated if he's been taking them for a long time. 

He needs a lengthy period of rest not busting a gut to get in the England squad. The other concern is that rest will not do the trick long term either.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21433 on: May 17, 2021, 04:22:27 PM »
Makes you wonder how long he's been carrying this injury, as he wasn't in great form prior to that time out.
He was in pretty poor form the last few games prior to the injury, so it makes you wonder if he was playing through the pain, knowing that time out would hamper his chances of making the squad.

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Re: Jack Grealish - for life?
« Reply #21434 on: May 17, 2021, 04:46:20 PM »
Makes you wonder how long he's been carrying this injury , as he wasn't in great form prior to that time out.
He was in pretty poor form the last few games prior to the injury, so it makes you wonder if he was playing through the pain, knowing that time out would hamper his chances of making the squad.

In this scenario of carrying an injury it's not unheard of a player continuing for a reason then treatments . So this instance  Grealish was asked to continue playing till our Premier league points tally was at 37pts and safety  assured. Once that happened points wise he was withdrawn from playing to recover.

One could wonder at 37pts was the time Jack stopped playing where Villa had then reached after only 22 games the average to stay up for the season.
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