Callum Gribbin

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  1. Aug 12, 2016

    In Rainbows Full Member

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    Before he played for the first team, it was constantly reported that Adnan was grounded due to his father always criticizing him even after dominating games. Maybe not criticizing him, but rather, he would let him know that you could always improve. I'm pretty sure Adnan reiterated this after winning u21 player of the year at age 18. That he could always do better.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jan/18/adnan-januzaj-manchester-united-rising-star
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Hmmm.... His father seems to get mentioned more often than the father of other young players. I wonder if he's part of the problem. Really pushy parents can help young kids excel for a while but that can cause problems as the kid grows up and needs to start to find that motivation within.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    I think Gribbin is a bigger goal threat to what Adnan was down there too. The free-kicks alone add another dimension.
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    Brightonian Full Member

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    True.
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    Tony V's left peg New Member

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    Maybe he'll see adnan's career stalling due to a poor attitude and the penny will drop
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    Prodigal7 Full Member

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    When is he due back anyone?
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    andersj Nick Powell Expert

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    Love watching him play at the moment. Looks like he is maturing. Used to be a bit of a crybaby. Now he shows grit and determination. If his hunger and will to win can be directed properly we have a big talent on our hands.
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    spenzo Full Member

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    Very true, have to admit I'd almost written him off because of his attitude, the ability has always been clear and it's good to see he's turned a corner mentally it seems.
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    barmyarmy Full Member

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    I was expecting him to do good in U23 this season and be on fringes of first team next season. Hopefully he comes back stronger. Get well soon Callum

    Lots of young players recently where i had high hope spoiled by injuries (W.keane, J.Wilson).
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    Prodigal7 Full Member

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    Anyone got an idea of roughly when he should be back? I know he has his attitude problems but he outshone Rashford in the U18s before Rashfords breakthrough into the first team IMO.
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    What a name, sounds like someone from a 70s sitcom.
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    Sammyjunn New Member

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    Wont make it here. But a very talented player.
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    Prodigal7 Full Member

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    Sammyjunn New Member

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    It's clear he wont, if we will develoo a young attacking midfielder for our first team ir will be Gomes. Gribbin is a very good player but the injuries, his lack of imposing himself will hold him back. He is not much different than the likes of Harrop, also very gifted players but clear they wont make it here.

    You'll have to go back for a while to see the last time Gribben went on a run when he was consistently outstanding, must be like two years ago minimum. It is a shame as he does have the talent to succees here.
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    Prodigal7 Full Member

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    Would have to disagree with that. We're not limited to one attacking midfielder that can progress into the first team and Gribbin has proven he can play from the right or even up front as he seemed to play against Barca, Gomes can play deeper (as he has for England) or on the left. He can go missing in a game but so can Gomes and so did many other now top players. He's arguably the player with the most potential in the academy after Gomes and to say he won't make it here because of Gomes is a little strange. His attitude to put in the work is the only thing that will hold him back, he's far superior to Harrop.
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    Sammyjunn New Member

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    I am very doubtful we are going to promote a relatively slow no 10 as winger,we dont have that luxury. The competition is high, promoting youngsters is hars, but promoting youngsters in their non-favourite positions is maybe even harder. Someone like Januzaj was like the faster Gribbin with a better action but even he struggled after his 1st year. The injuries have had a lot of impact on his development too, has he really progressed from two years ago? He is still very young but almost 19 and has no perspective on first team football yet whilst he hasnt been setting the world alight in this season so far either.

    He is very gifted and talent but misses the complete package, which considers mentality, determination on the pitch and physique too. Someone like Foden isnt a beast but is able to use his body very well at this tender age.

    I'd have Greenwood, Chong (who isnt more gifted), Williams, Tuanzebe ahead of him in terms of potential, albeit playing different positions.
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    Prodigal7 Full Member

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    I'd still disagree. I think he was proven himself in wide positions many times before and he's not what I would call slow or even relatively slow. He demonstrated that at 18 years old he was one of the best if not the best player in the U23s at the time. Mentality is clearly an issue, but if Lingard can make it then Gribbin can certainly make it with the right attitude. Greenwood perhaps has a higher ceiling in a wide position but he is 4 years younger and so won't have an impact on a Gribbin breakthrough into the first team. I get the feeling you're not a fan of the person as much as the player.
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    khoazany Full Member

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    His injury came a the wrong time. Was playing well in pre-season and looks like will be a key player for the U23s this season.
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    Sammyjunn New Member

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    I like Gribbin a lot, unorthodox English player with technique and skill at #1 priority. But I cant help but feel that the injuries and mentality have held him back and that A Gomes would make it here before Gribbin as an attacking midfielder.

    We'd also rather sign a winger or false 9 (if Mou ever wants to play with that) than shoehorn a youth player into that position.

    Gribbin is slower than Januzaj and pace was a problem for him many at times when he played on the wing. After beating defenders they'd catch up on him very quickly.

    Lingard is a better player than he is given credit for, not as talented as Gribbin and Rashford etc but even Saf predicted he'd bloom later.

    Greenwood wont affect Gribbin but feel he has more potential than Gribbin.
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    SteveW Full Member

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    He's not that good to be honest. Decent skill and a nice left foot but also slow and fairly half arsed
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    Good player, prefer Gomes and Barlow though.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Training with first team.

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    Maradona10 Duncan Castles

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    Apparently he spent the most time with First team, other players who trained included bohui,Gomes, mitchel.
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    Dr. StrangeHate Full Member

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    It has been a few years since Rashford broke through, so hoping he can make the step up. His technique and dribbling was better than most people on the reserves pitch everytime I have seen him.
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    Scholsey2004 Full Member

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    Possibly but mkhitaryan is out of form and favour and there was a rumour martial had a slight groin pull so maybe he's just next in line. Would love to see him get some playing time. Love seeing the youngsters get promoted.
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    Litch Full Member

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    Watch him a lot and one of many technically good young players we have in the club. The only issue for me is where would we play him as to me he's a bit of an winger type 442 player rather than playing in a 3.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    What makes him a winger in a 442?
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    Danish Wizard Full Member

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    Chill guys. It's very common for youngsters to join the first team training. Remember the Tosin Kehinde thread a couple of weeks ago.
    Gribbin might be a contender for a spot on the bench against Derby, but no reason to get too excited at the moment :)
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    Litch Full Member

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    Go and watch him play or watch MUTV......
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    GroteBergMan98 Youth ITK

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    This was actual match training, not just basic training where youngsters usually join.
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    jb8521 Full Member

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    I'd suggest you do the same since his natural position is number 10 and he has barely ever played as a winger in a 442 since we never really play 442 in the underage teams
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Cracking finish, so much composure.

    On the topic of Gribbin, he's 20 this year but missed a substantial amount of last season through injury. Do we think he might go on the pre-season tour?
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    KevinJoh Full Member

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    pre season and than probably loan, or directly to loan, as there is no point for him to play second U23 league
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    Jeppers7 Full Member

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    Wow
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Extremely talented lad who's development has unfortunately been stalled by these injuries. The way he was playing for the u18s when he was still u16 was remarkable. I suppose a loan would be the next step for him, personally think a loan to the Eredevisie or similar would be far more beneficial than trying to go to the Championship for him. Unfortunately, his injuries and the emergence of Gomes and Chong will likely see minimal chances for him.

    IIRC I read he was learning Spanish before, would love for him to go play in Spain.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Agreed, there's a very Spanish-esque elegance about the way he plays.
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    anant Full Member

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    Think he reads caf as well IIRC, so another reason to like him