Date: 29th October 2018 at 10:09am
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Aston Villa starlet Jack Grealish certainly hasn’t been at his best so far in the Championship campaign of 2018/19 and he’s now a regular go-to for criticism from some sections of the fanbase who apparently don’t let reality get in the way of a good opportunity for a whinge.

Against Queens Park Rangers the meltdown from some was entirely predictable, although it must be said, the vast majority are fully behind what head coach Dean Smith is attempting to do with the club and appreciate it’ll take time.

Whilst Jack can certainly show improvement to his game and he does need to add goals and assists on a far more regular basis – namely because he’s more than capable – the QPR game saw a significant improvement in his own statistics according to WhoScored.

It won’t be good enough for some, but he’s obviously responding to what Smith wants so long may it continue.

With Jack taking their Star Man award, Alan Hutton took second (7.56), with Orjan Nyland (7.12), Axel Tuanzebe (6.90) and John McGinn (6.86) completing our top five on the evening.

Small steps and all that…

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7 Replies to “It Won’t Be Good Enough For Some Villa Fans But This Man Had The Most Touches, Shots & 95% Pass Accuracy v QPR”

  • Your quite right it wont be good enough for some Villa fans, the moaning sods are already waiting to pounce,
    Cabbages ordered at the ready. Wouldn’t it be good if just for once EVERYONE got behind the team.

  • I despair at some of our fans. Grealish played very well, was chosen for team of the week, great stats, Harry Redknapp waxes lyrical about his performance and yet he still gets Slagged by some of our fans. I think some like a moan but also don’t know anything about football, what were they watching?

  • It’s nothing to do with a hatred from some towards Jack it’s the hype so many lord on him when his attacking talent produces such a poor record at scoring goals.
    How long are people going to live on he does get us free kicks in goal scoring positions?
    For me to be as good as many already believe he has to score more.
    But I suppose I will be slaughtered for saying the above.

    • lion, no, what you have said is perfectly reasonable, he needs to get better results. They will come though, you can see from how he plays the goals and assists will come but it is quite right to say he hasn’t yet got the results to back up the hype. I’m just saying it’s wrong to stick the boot in to a player who clearly played well ion Friday night

  • Are our fans EVER happy with ANYONE? When we beat Swansea 1-0 and kept a clean sheet, the keyboard warriors were STILL slating the players individually!? I think Jack has been good this season, yes he could add more goals, but surely we could say that about a number of them, main thing is he plays for the team, he tackles back, he looks for the ball and never shys away, goals and assists will come, but even if they don’t he still runs games and pull the strings.

  • We should have taken 25 mil and for sure helped this ffp that seems to have vanished. I read somewhere purslow was one of the architects of ffp. You can run all you want. But goals and assists make dough. Grealish is a talent no doubt.

  • He was overhyped and in the press window too soon, that’s not his fault. He can (and v Bolton started) deliver and will I think. Certainly needs more assists and more goals, with Dean coaching him, that will come surely?

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