Jack Grealish

18 Mar 19
talkSPORT
Seven Newcastle United supporters were arrested, including a 14-year-old, following their 2-2 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday. A stunning stoppage-time strike from midfielder Matt Ritchie salvaged a vital point for Rafa Benitez’s side at the Vitality Stadium to send the travelling support frenzy with joy. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS” posts_category=”232″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] Fans spilled over the advertising hoardings and onto the pitch to join in the celebrations and the melee left one female steward requiring medical treatment after she recieved a broken nose. Recent high-profile incidents in which fans have invaded the field of play have caused clubs to assess their state of security. Birmingham supporter Paul Mitchell was jailed after punching Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish and later that day, Manchester United defender Chris Smalling appeared to be pushed by an Arsenal fan. The assault of Jack Grealish by a Birmingham fan last weekend has raised awareness for player welfare
18 Mar 19
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Aston Villa boss Dean Smith thought his team’s performance against Derby County on Saturday had been coming. Villa thrashed the rams 4-0 with the afternoon’s highlight being a sublime volley from Jack Grealish.   Speaking about the performance post-match, Smith said: “I do think this performance had been coming”. “I thought we came out of […]

18 Mar 19
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Jack Grealish scored a stunning volley on his return from injury as a rampant Aston Villa thrashed Derby County 4-0 at Villa Park to reignite their push for a play off place. Conor Hourihane scored twice either side of Tammy Abraham’s 21st goal of the campaign as Villa scored all four goals in the first […]

18 Mar 19
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Jack Grealish could be in line to make a long awaited return from injury for Villa against Derby on Saturday. On the midfielder, Villa boss Dean Smith said: “He’s trained well so he’s available for selection for the game against Derby, whether he starts or not we’ll have to wait and see but he’s worked […]

18 Mar 19
CLARET AND BLUE ARMY

Dean Smith is 100% the right man Smith has shown in the last four games why he is the right man as if he wasn`t already the man to take us back to the Premier League. The results speak for themselves recently with big victories over Middlesbrough and Derby home and away this season. The […]

18 Mar 19
talkSPORT
After two transfer windows of inactivity it looks like Tottenham Hotspur are about to get busy in the summer as they look to reach the next level. Mauricio Pochettino has made it clear changes are needed if they are to truly compete for the Premier League title. Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino A recent dip in form following a gruelling mid-season stretch proves they don’t yet have the bodies to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool. According to the Daily Mail, though, Spurs are keen on five players this summer, with a defender and a striker high on their wish list. They will, though, be supplemented by outgoings with the club seemingly resigned to losing Toby Alderweireld for £25million due a clause activated when they triggered a year extension on his current deal. It also seems Christian Eriksen could leave the club as he has just two years left on his contract and Real Madrid are reportedly keen on signing him. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] Incoming could be Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, who Tottenham failed to sign last year, Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen, Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler, and Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, while Wilfried Zaha is also a target. But what would Mauricio Pochettino’s men look like if they were to land some of these stars? Here talkSPORT.com takes a look at some options for Spurs next season. 4-4-2 – Diamond Pochettino has been trying to hone his narrow midfield all season and it’s likely with some more tinkering we will see the Argentine adopt this formation, or a back three next year. The addition of technically sound stars Carlos Soler and Jack Grealish will allow Spurs to progress the ball much better than they have been able to without Mousa Dembele, who left the club in January. It would all allow Son and Kane to partner each other and, hopefully for Spurs fans, dovetail superbly. 4-4-2 An unlikely formation for Pochettino but one which would allow him to get the best from Mitrovic, if he were to be signed in the summer. You would likely see Harry Kane drop back towards a No.10 role, taking him away from stifling centre-backs and give him plenty of room to take pot-shots on goal from range. Zaha and Heung-Min Son would provide the width, although the amount of protection they would give their full-back is certainly questionable. Grealish would slot into midfield alongside Harry Winks – it’s likely it would be used in desperate times only with Spurs chasing a game and looking to get a goal How Tottenham could look in an attacking 4-4-2 4-3-3 A very similar formation to what Pochettino edges towards in most matches, he drifts between this and the 4-4-2 diamond, with a 4-3-3 allowing Alli and Son to get wide and see Grealish and Soler push forward with Winks dictating play behind them. If Spurs are against tricky opponents, you could see Dier replace Winks, allowing him to drop between the two centre-back and push Trippier and Rose further forward as wing-backs. 4-2-3-1 Many supporters believe this has been Spurs’ best formation in recent years with their ‘DESK’ front four (Dele, Eriksen, Son, and Kane) troubling most opponents. Here we could see Championship ace Bowen come into the team, along with Grealish, who could drop deeper alongside Winks. 3-4-2-1 If Spurs opt to continue with a back-three without Alderweireld it’s likely – unless there are signings – we’ll see a lot more of Juan Foyth. The youngster has shown plenty of potential this season and is far more progressive with the ball at his feet than Davinson Sanchez, who often errs on the side of caution. With possible signings it’s only really Grealish who would make the team, lining up alongside Winks in central midfield, but a bench including just some of Mitrovic, Zaha, Bowen, and Soler would be a huge boost to the club. How Spurs could look with a back-three
18 Mar 19
TODAY NEWS

ASK anyone to name a maverick footballer from the 1970s and…

18 Mar 19
Inforrm's Blog

A review by the Digital Competition Expert Panel published on 13 March 2019 has, perhaps unsurprisingly, found that  large digital technology companies do not face enough competition.

18 Mar 19
Villa Roar

WE would not blame you for getting a little twitchy during the international break – particularly as Villa are on a roll right now. So we thought we would have a look back at the season so far. And, in particular, some of the stunning strikes seen at Villa Park this season. So here is […]

17 Mar 19
TODAY NEWS

BIRMINGHAM will get no sympathy from their rivals if they are…

17 Mar 19
TODAY NEWS

DAVID MARTIN was left gutted after his last-gasp howler cost Millwall…

17 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
BIRMINGHAM will get no sympathy from their rivals if they are hit with a 12-point penalty by the Football League – as Alex Neil put the boot in. Garry Monk’s men could be plunged into the relegation dogfight if they are punished for over-spending and signing £2million Kristian Pedersen under a ‘soft embargo’ in a double charge under the Financial Fair Play rules. Birmingham might be embroiled in a relegation battle as the club face a 12-point for a breach of FFP rules [bc_video video_id=”6012173404001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”​Pitch invader punches Jack Grealish in the middle of Birmingham City vs Aston Villa​”] It comes just a week after Birmingham were charged by the FA for the abhorrent attack by Blues fan Paul Mitchell on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish. But an EFL hearing later this week will only look into a financial mayhem at St Andrew’s – although it could see the club, currently sitting in 13th, nosediving to just two points off the relegation zone. However, Preston chief Neil took a no-nonsense view ahead of the independent panel’s imminent decision. Neil rapped: “The rules are put in place for a reason. If you break them you deserve the punishment. Preston North End gaffer Alex Neil says that if Birmingham are found guilty, they deserve harsh punishment [article-rail-section title=”most read in football” posts_category=”10″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] “If there are stipulations every team has got to abide by them.” Blues midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld summed up the mood: “We have talked about it but you can’t be worried about something you have no control over.” Sean Maguire scored a stoppage-time winner for Preston to maintain their push for the play-offs. Their run-in features three of the top four but that does not scare them. Only last week Birmingham were penalised for a Blues fan’s attack on Jack Grealish Maguire said: “We play our best football against the top teams — we don’t fear anyone in this division. “We want to finish this season on a high.” [bc_video video_id=”6012189288001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Steward ‘pushes and knees’ Jack Grealish before being hauled out of St Andrew’s by ​police as Aston Villa star scores winner against Birmingham”]
17 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
BIRMINGHAM will get no sympathy from their rivals if they are hit with a 12-point penalty by the Football League – as Alex Neil put the boot in. Garry Monk’s men could be plunged into the relegation dogfight if they are punished for over-spending and signing £2million Kristian Pedersen under a ‘soft embargo’ in a double charge under the Financial Fair Play rules. Birmingham might be embroiled in a relegation battle as the club face a 12-point for a breach of FFP rules [bc_video video_id=”6012173404001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”​Pitch invader punches Jack Grealish in the middle of Birmingham City vs Aston Villa​”] It comes just a week after Birmingham were charged by the FA for the abhorrent attack by Blues fan Paul Mitchell on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish. But an EFL hearing later this week will only look into a financial mayhem at St Andrew’s – although it could see the club, currently sitting in 13th, nosediving to just two points off the relegation zone. However, Preston chief Neil took a no-nonsense view ahead of the independent panel’s imminent decision. Neil rapped: “The rules are put in place for a reason. If you break them you deserve the punishment. Preston North End gaffer Alex Neil says that if Birmingham are found guilty, they deserve harsh punishment [article-rail-section title=”most read in football” posts_category=”3″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”popular” /] “If there are stipulations every team has got to abide by them.” Blues midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld summed up the mood: “We have talked about it but you can’t be worried about something you have no control over.” Sean Maguire scored a stoppage-time winner for Preston to maintain their push for the play-offs. Their run-in features three of the top four but that does not scare them. Only last week Birmingham were penalised for a Blues fan’s attack on Jack Grealish Maguire said: “We play our best football against the top teams — we don’t fear anyone in this division. “We want to finish this season on a high.” [bc_video video_id=”6012189288001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Steward ‘pushes and knees’ Jack Grealish before being hauled out of St Andrew’s by ​police as Aston Villa star scores winner against Birmingham”]