There’s just something about Jack Grealish that put Graeme Souness out of the game. Even the TV, radio and newspaper expert drags Pep Guardiola into it.
It’s the creepy reading from Mediawatch on Friday mornings, right down to the full story length, randomly capitalized words and the right soccer behaviors to keep going. This totally arduous and biased quarrel.
As Graeme Souness said on Thursday: “I’m in talkSPORT with you guys, and I love it. I have a column in the Daily Mail, where I’ve had the opportunity to express my opinion while on Sky. I’ve been in the game for over 50 years, and I think I’m entitled to my opinion” .
Jack Grealish wouldn’t suggest otherwise, of course, but Souness is willing to pretend otherwise on his incredibly high-profile third podium.
“GRAEME SOUNESS: Players are so spoiled these days and keep away from any scratches because their fingers are rarely pointed at them…The likes of Jack Grealish need to deal with the criticism that comes their way!”
“I seem to have offended Jack Grealish by saying I think he’s a good player but not a great player, as evidenced by what I’ve seen in his first year or so at a top club in the Premier League,” he said.
Grealish has admittedly said “I don’t know what his problem is with me” and that he “always says things about me” when asked about Souness. The Scotsman really refutes it by hiding Grealish in his newspaper column rather than on the radio hole or TV gig.
Only one party seems to have “caused an insult” here. And he is not the one who laughed at the first question posed to him at a press conference in England.
Sons explains to the professional footballer, Britain’s most expensive player and Pep Guardiola’s person is ‘more than happy and pleased with him’Exactly what is sport. Guys at it, blow to blow, supposedly.
“But football isn’t just about dribbling in front of one player, dribbling past a second player and then letting the ball away when you’re trying to take the third.
It’s about seeing the picture – the right one – on the field. It’s all about delivering the right pass. quickly. Move the ball. quickly. Doing it relentlessly, week after week after week.
And then, moreover, difficult squares without the ball, which Manchester City are doing better than anyone else at the moment. This is what all great players do.
“I’ve had over 50 years in this game and I think I have a right to my opinion on these matters…”
yes. Nobody suggested otherwise. Not Grealish, not Mediawatch, not George Weah’s cousin.
“…But the modern player doesn’t handle criticism well.”
And now we go live to the pathetic and kind “precious” modern player:
🤣🤣 Let’s do it!! As long as I can bring Pogba as +1
Jack Grealish September 22 2022
All the criticism goes one way now – with the coach and manager getting it because of his tactics, his team selection, his substitutions and anything else you want to mention, while the players get away with nothing most of the time. Fingers are rarely pointed at them.
Ali right. players Start Criticize, target or vilify. Why do fingers rarely point to Harry Maguire, Trent Alexander-Arnold, or Mason Mount? How do they get away with absolutely everything and there is no focus on their performance?
Grealish, just like me, moved to a top team for a record transfer fee between two English clubs, so I think I know something about that experience.
Again, there are no arguments there. But let’s not pretend to join Liverpool in 1978 for £352,000 – a record fee among English clubs – which is excessively comparable to a record £100m British move in 2021. Souness knows almost nothing of that particular experience.
There was no molly encoding. The equation was very simple: either you had the mentality of playing for a big club or you were out of the way.
Is the implication here that Grealish doesn’t have that “mindset”? Because if not, it would be too random to add. And if so, it looks like a load of b* locks.
Grealish must choose and choose who to listen to him. He may think my opinion is not worth listening to. I can definitely live with that. The only person that matters is his manager.
Well, Grealish already said he’s trying not to read what Souness is saying and is focused on doing what Guardiola is asking of him so we can tick those boxes.
He said, in response to my comments, that Pep Guardiola asks him to keep the ball and not move it too quickly. Well, forgive me for saying the obvious, but I will assure you that you play soccer to score goals.
Is Souness arguing with Guardiola now? Is he suggesting to Grealish that he ignore his manager’s tactical demands and simply aim to “score goals”? Even though his manager publicly declared ‘we haven’t signed amazing goals or assists at Aston Villa’?
After a further explanation of what the game is about and what it is “not about,” Souness concludes:
“There are very clear positives that come with a big step in football. A lifestyle that goes beyond your wildest dreams. A magic you could never imagine, playing at a huge club.
“The downsides, if you want to call it that, are the pressure and the scrutiny and the need to get involved in that — all the time.
These aren’t downsides at all if you’re a proper player because you know the deal and what people say won’t affect you. But if you convert for such a huge fee, there is an expectation. To Grealish, I would say: ‘Live with it. Treat.”
Wilsons, Grealish might say, “I had to learn to deal with.” or “Sometimes when people say that, whether it’s Twitter trolls or Instagram or things like that, it doesn’t bother me at all.” Or maybe “When I signed for Man City and the price it came with, I knew it wouldn’t be a laughing matter if I started the way Erling Haaland did. That’s the only way I won’t be caned.”
These were all among the points Grealish scored on Tuesday and Sunis happily shrugged while dismantling his straw man by Friday. And now we’re waiting for Grealish’s response to keep this infernal cycle going.
(the war is over)
‘The war of words between Jack Grealish and Graeme Souness continues with the Manchester City champion receiving an offer from the former Liverpool boss for a night out’ – Daily Mirror websitewho can actually double check what they write.
in the sunMartin Blackburn brings it up to Manchester United fans, with a website headline: “Man United pledge more signings for Eric ten Hag despite suffering a massive net loss of £116m following summer transfer spell.”
He wrote: “Manchester United plan to continue spending even though chairman Erik ten Hag has already set a club record £220m”.
How surprising it is that one of the most valuable clubs in world football will not indiscriminately impose an unnecessary transfer ban.