Jack Grealish | Man City

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My cousin was in his year at school. Says he’s a genuinely nice lad. I find it hard to dislike him. Same as with a lot of City players tbh.
So true. Weirdly enough if Grealish was a Liverpool player, I would hate him instantly!
 

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The next Gazza, sure he's a great guy and seems it but so was Gazza, drinking like there's no tomorrow is all fun and cute in your 20's, not so much in your 40's
 

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He's a try hard "oooh look at me, I'm a LAAAAAAD" cnut. Any other player and they'd be getting so much bad press for it. Imagine if this was a Rashford, Sancho, Sterling, Saka, etc.
https://amp.theguardian.com/footbal...-best-week-of-his-life-manchester-city-treble

The fact that you think he’s getting bad press, shows what media you consume, and makes so much sense now.

Grealish is just an affable and likeable fella. No depth. Humble. Unpretentious and probably living the kind of life that 99% of lads growing up would want. Generally it’s the 1% that make it. That’s why his behaviour is loveable and compelling. He’s almost the anti-corporate footballer.

I delight in it. He’s talented, works his dick off, and is enjoying his rewards. Wouldn’t be my mate, but I’d have a cracking holiday with him. He’s Vardy-Esque. There’s NOTHING try hard about him. That’s why he’s loved.
 

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https://amp.theguardian.com/footbal...-best-week-of-his-life-manchester-city-treble

The fact that you think he’s getting bad press, shows what media you consume, and makes so much sense now.

Grealish is just an affable and likeable fella. No depth. Humble. Unpretentious and probably living the kind of life that 99% of lads growing up would want. Generally it’s the 1% that make it. That’s why his behaviour is loveable and compelling. He’s almost the anti-corporate footballer.

I delight in it. He’s talented, works his dick off, and is enjoying his rewards. Wouldn’t be my mate, but I’d have a cracking holiday with him. He’s Vardy-Esque. There’s NOTHING try hard about him. That’s why he’s loved.
Manchester United forum :lol:
 

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Is it just me or has footballers drinking become less stigmatised in the last couple of years?

I don’t think it’s become any more or less common, but it feels a bit more visible and openly spoken about these days compared to about 3-4 years ago when any drinking during the season was supposedly off limits (appreciate the season is over now, but they were out on the piss after the league win as well)
 

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Is it just me or has footballers drinking become less stigmatised in the last couple of years?

I don’t think it’s become any more or less common, but it feels a bit more visible and openly spoken about these days compared to about 3-4 years ago when any drinking during the season was supposedly off limits (appreciate the season is over now, but they were out on the piss after the league win as well)
It’s all media. The people never cared.

My mates were friends with Petit and Pires while they were at Arsenal. Zidane loved a ciggie. There was no money in reporting it. The players in those early Wenger squads were always drinking during the week. None of them got drunk in pubs. But they all drank sensibly.

Few footballers get smashed now. They don’t go out as a group and cause trouble. Nobody is really scrapping in pubs. There are no stories.

Professionalism quelled the booze culture. A few standout drunken sloppy moments becomes entertainment rather than indicative.
 

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https://amp.theguardian.com/footbal...-best-week-of-his-life-manchester-city-treble

The fact that you think he’s getting bad press, shows what media you consume, and makes so much sense now.

Grealish is just an affable and likeable fella. No depth. Humble. Unpretentious and probably living the kind of life that 99% of lads growing up would want. Generally it’s the 1% that make it. That’s why his behaviour is loveable and compelling. He’s almost the anti-corporate footballer.

I delight in it. He’s talented, works his dick off, and is enjoying his rewards. Wouldn’t be my mate, but I’d have a cracking holiday with him. He’s Vardy-Esque. There’s NOTHING try hard about him. That’s why he’s loved.
Put your pants back on mate. :lol:
 

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It’s all media. The people never cared.

My mates were friends with Petit and Pires while they were at Arsenal. Zidane loved a ciggie. There was no money in reporting it. The players in those early Wenger squads were always drinking during the week. None of them got drunk in pubs. But they all drank sensibly.

Few footballers get smashed now. They don’t go out as a group and cause trouble. Nobody is really scrapping in pubs. There are no stories.

Professionalism quelled the booze culture. A few standout drunken sloppy moments becomes entertainment rather than indicative.
But Grealish has a track record of getting proper smashed
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport...ight-out-on-holiday-in-tenerife-10319867.html


Media's doing nothing now to highlight the problem but in 15 years time if things go worse for him everybody's going to be what went wrong and all that bs.
He clearly has a drinking problem.
 

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I find him easy to dislike and love to hate him. Horrible little cnut and moreso now he's city.
 

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But Grealish has a track record of getting proper smashed
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport...ight-out-on-holiday-in-tenerife-10319867.html


Media's doing nothing now to highlight the problem but in 15 years time if things go worse for him everybody's going to be what went wrong and all that bs.
He clearly has a drinking problem.
Yeah, maybe. I’m not really keen to judge. A few blow outs are fine.

I can’t see Pep investing in a player that isn’t in perfect condition to be fair.
 

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Love that he's going out and enjoying himself but looks the type of player who'll age drastically once the games done.
 

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I find him easy to dislike and love to hate him. Horrible little cnut and moreso now he's city.
I dislike city as much as the next guy, but i just can't hate Grealish. He's a young lad living his dream and getting hammered with his mates after probably being on a tight leash for 11 months of the year. If it catches up with him towards the end of his career then that's his choice.
 

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I liked him at Villa, very exciting to watch, now he is very predictable.
 

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https://amp.theguardian.com/footbal...-best-week-of-his-life-manchester-city-treble

The fact that you think he’s getting bad press, shows what media you consume, and makes so much sense now.

Grealish is just an affable and likeable fella. No depth. Humble. Unpretentious and probably living the kind of life that 99% of lads growing up would want. Generally it’s the 1% that make it. That’s why his behaviour is loveable and compelling. He’s almost the anti-corporate footballer.

I delight in it. He’s talented, works his dick off, and is enjoying his rewards. Wouldn’t be my mate, but I’d have a cracking holiday with him. He’s Vardy-Esque. There’s NOTHING try hard about him. That’s why he’s loved.
Send him a love letter ffs.
 

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Love that he's going out and enjoying himself but looks the type of player who'll age drastically once the games done.
Think that is when you will notice it. At the moment he has an incentive to keep himself in shape. Once that is gone he will drink and socialise more, which is fine, if you keep up a fitness regime. If he doesn't he will balloon.
 

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Bit weird that people are excusing the binge drinking of a guy who's been drink driving on at least two occasions, and violated lock down restrictions to get pissed with his mates.
 

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All of them do the things Grealish is doing only that they're hiding it.

Do you really think that most football players(basically most successful men) don't drink, don't do a line here and there? They just hide it and then go the "I don't drink stuff" in interviews.

I don't get why the feck people care anyway, as long as he's playing well he could blow his head off in his private life.

Nobody complained when Wayne was drinking day in-day out, Lamps smoking a pack a day, etc. Do Inter fans piss at Brozovic for being a heavy smoker but still outrunning all the midfielders in the uCL?
 

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If I won the treble I’d go on the biggest bender you’ve ever seen, hope he enjoyed it :lol:
 

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I mean professional athletes lead an extremely strict and controlled life compared to most others so the occassional break-out is to be expected. I don't really judge his partying, seems to be an entertaining dude so more power to him. (Except for drunk driving - no excuses here, should have been punished severly). But his choices of clothes and Gucci bags is appaling.
 

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28 is golden age for drinks and partying. I have met lots of mates who are on heavy drinking and partying lifestyle during that age.
I think you will find things have changed, young people drink less and usually get over it younger. I have 0 criticism of Grealish, I do not think drinking is immature or anything, and I drink myself and I am 36.

My point is that 28 is way past anything immature and we should expect maturity.

28 is not the golden age of drinking, that's crazy.
 

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when you consider how much time and effort is placed by elite sportspeople and teams into marginal gains, and the negative effects of alcohol (especially excessive consumption) it just seems a bit stupid and self defeating.
 

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I think you will find things have changed, young people drink less and usually get over it younger. I have 0 criticism of Grealish, I do not think drinking is immature or anything, and I drink myself and I am 36.

My point is that 28 is way past anything immature and we should expect maturity.

28 is not the golden age of drinking, that's crazy.
While I do agree excessive/frequent drinking over nothing is regarded as immature at that age, but I also think any person can get away with heavy drinking once a while, especially those celebrating on one particular event, and especially those enjoying with their life time achievement/significance (ie winning the treble).
 

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Bit weird that people are excusing the binge drinking of a guy who's been drink driving on at least two occasions, and violated lock down restrictions to get pissed with his mates.
Ssh you'll upset all the 'lads' who say he's a likeable fella. Don't forget when he insulted a fellow professional footballer in Almiron.
 

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So someone I know who works at the PL and a Villa fan says Grealish has always had a drink problem and even been in rehab when at Villa but was said to be an injury

Its one thing having a great time as a celebration which I completely get, but it does make me wonder a bit when he supposedly has a history of it not going too well when he enjoys himself too much
 

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So someone I know who works at the PL and a Villa fan says Grealish has always had a drink problem and even been in rehab when at Villa but was said to be an injury

Its one thing having a great time as a celebration which I completely get, but it does make me wonder a bit when he supposedly has a history of it not going too well when he enjoys himself too much
I’m sure if the rehab thing was true city wouldn’t be betting him act like this, surely not?
 

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While I do agree excessive/frequent drinking over nothing is regarded as immature at that age, but I also think any person can get away with heavy drinking once a while, especially those celebrating on one particular event, and especially those enjoying with their life time achievement/significance (ie winning the treble).
I would get hammered.