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How would you react to his return? For me, with ambivalence, we got the better end of the deal.

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Liam and myself had a chat about our former player, Jack Grealish (links to forum thread), who may – or may not, be part of the Manchester City set up when they come to Villa Park (links to match thread) on Wednesday.

For me, and due to the circus that surrounds him, it might well be a good thing if he is still injured and doesn’t have to face his fellow fans (or ‘fellow fans’, whichever way you want to look at it)

I gave an interview to one of the nationals the other day, as to what sort of reception Jack will get, and I genuinely am not sure. I don’t see why he would need to be given a heroes return, do we want to make players returning feel comfortable, after-all, they are the opposition now? Not really. But on the flipside, do players need dogs abuse (in general, not just the returning ones!?) .. again, not really.

For me, he’s gone, history, I’d greet him with ambivalence. I still think we got the better end of the deal, £100million is a hell of a lot of money for a player who hasn’t managed a full season for us in four seasons, and now it appears is suffering the same at Manchester City.

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  • Mark says:

    Being a Villa fan for 50 years, it still disappoints me that we can’t cheer our ex players- even before kick off. Many have given great service to the club and while at the club have given their all for the shirt. They should be cheered for that service.

    Grealish is an excellent player, not a legend along with Mcgrath, Cowans, Mortimer, Withe, Aitken or Waring, but he has come up through the ranks and has been our outstanding player of the last decade. Surely, he deserves a great reception. If he doesn’t, then who does?

    I think we are bigger than that. It is a small club mindset

  • Colin says:

    I don’t think that we should cheer or castigate any ex player, just treat them with respect as opposition players. Grealish wanted to leave and we had a good deal it’s history now and should be treated as such. That’s all there is to it for me.

  • david blurton says:

    he is a legend,, imagine where the club would be without him,,
    a generational talent whos departure has affected us deeply and set us back years

    i would boo the heck out of him but when its a 7 mins in give a mins applause

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