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Re: Grimes

Post by Ste Story » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:44 pm

thegaffer77 wrote:You have to impress in training to change the mind set of the manager. He didn't do this.
Based on...? Most of the squad I spoke to last season told me that he was consistently the best/most talented player in training.


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Re: Grimes

Post by Matty » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:32 pm

Have a look at the replies from some of our players to the Southport tweet announcing his signing.
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Post by PRR » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:01 pm

Matty wrote:Have a look at the replies from some of our players to the Southport tweet announcing his signing.
I don't have social media accounts, can you quote or link? Sorry to be a pain in the apricots but am interested in seeing the reaction.
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Post by Matty » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:04 pm

Not too sure how to do it sorry but someone else may be able to assist.
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Re: Grimes

Post by Ste Story » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:29 pm

Simon Grand: "Great signing. One of the best players I've played with. Does things in training that you won't believe"
Alex Harvey: "I second that....top player"
Simon Grand: "Never given the chance or played to his strength. Ask anyone in the squad they would say he's [thumbs up]"
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Re: Grimes

Post by Bingo » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:32 pm

I think Cox said in one of his radio interviews maybe after Welling away that Grimes is great in training and we saw some of his tricks today ( or something like that )

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Post by PRR » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:14 pm

Cheers fellas.
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Post by Optimism » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:25 pm

So, impressively full of tricks in training, trapped in a team not playing to HIS supposed strengths. Okay. But shouldn't a good professional athlete, paid and reporting as fit, be willing to adapt to the TEAM's plan, in our case higher tempo harassment? Cannot remember many (any?) full sprints to close down defenders. As russell_anderson rightly mentions, he strained only when the ball was within a narrow radius around him. General lethargy meant any craft he possessed remained unfulfilled.

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Post by The Real Slim Azza » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:54 pm

Optimism wrote:So, impressively full of tricks in training, trapped in a team not playing to HIS supposed strengths. Okay. But shouldn't a good professional athlete, paid and reporting as fit, be willing to adapt to the TEAM's plan, in our case higher tempo harassment? Cannot remember many (any?) full sprints to close down defenders. As russell_anderson rightly mentions, he strained only when the ball was within a narrow radius around him. General lethargy meant any craft he possessed remained unfulfilled.
When you are as good with your feet as Grimes is theres no real point in playing it over his head for Cook to nod on for a goalkick .

A team that was all long ball , literally all long ball wont get the best out of a ball playing advanced playmaker
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Re: Grimes

Post by Hitthebar22 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:32 pm

The Real Slim a former member of this forum wrote:
Optimism wrote:So, impressively full of tricks in training, trapped in a team not playing to HIS supposed strengths. Okay. But shouldn't a good professional athlete, paid and reporting as fit, be willing to adapt to the TEAM's plan, in our case higher tempo harassment? Cannot remember many (any?) full sprints to close down defenders. As russell_anderson rightly mentions, he strained only when the ball was within a narrow radius around him. General lethargy meant any craft he possessed remained unfulfilled.
When you are as good with your feet as Grimes is theres no real point in playing it over his head for Cook to nod on for a goalkick .

A team that was all long ball , literally all long ball wont get the best out of a ball playing advanced playmaker
Rubbish, in my opinion. Absolutely no evidence at all that he is/was any good with his feet.
"A ball playing advanced playmaker"....He was a shocker, and weak with it.
He was way way out of his depth. If he was talented on the training ground, more fool him for being unable to transform it onto the meaningful area of the pitch, and demand to be selected.
Not selected by Edmo, not selected by Cox.
Sold by Cox when he still has a contract. We all know Cox gives the impression of being able to spot a player who can thrive in this league.
Personally I can put up with players that aren't that talented as long as they try. Grimes is/was a prima donna, totally unsuited to The National League, and an awful buy for Barrow because he just wasn't interested.

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Re: Grimes

Post by Moribund » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:14 am

Hitthebar22 wrote:
The Real Slim a former member of this forum wrote:
When you are as good with your feet as Grimes is theres no real point in playing it over his head for Cook to nod on for a goalkick .

A team that was all long ball , literally all long ball wont get the best out of a ball playing advanced playmaker
Rubbish, in my opinion. Absolutely no evidence at all that he is/was any good with his feet.
"A ball playing advanced playmaker"....He was a shocker, and weak with it.
He was way way out of his depth. If he was talented on the training ground, more fool him for being unable to transform it onto the meaningful area of the pitch, and demand to be selected.
Not selected by Edmo, not selected by Cox.
Sold by Cox when he still has a contract. We all know Cox gives the impression of being able to spot a player who can thrive in this league.
Personally I can put up with players that aren't that talented as long as they try. Grimes is/was a prima donna, totally unsuited to The National League, and an awful buy for Barrow because he just wasn't interested.
Yeah, but you didn't base your entire opinion of a player on what you'd read about him on the internet before he joined us.
"He's a Ferrari on a go kart track" - or something like that.

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Re: Grimes

Post by The Real Slim Azza » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:13 am

Hitthebar22 wrote:
The Real Slim a former member of this forum wrote:

Sold by Cox when he still has a contract. .

Released from his contract by mutual consent*
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Re: Grimes

Post by The Real Slim Azza » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:15 am

Moribund wrote:
Hitthebar22 wrote:
Rubbish, in my opinion. Absolutely no evidence at all that he is/was any good with his feet.
"A ball playing advanced playmaker"....He was a shocker, and weak with it.
He was way way out of his depth. If he was talented on the training ground, more fool him for being unable to transform it onto the meaningful area of the pitch, and demand to be selected.
Not selected by Edmo, not selected by Cox.
Sold by Cox when he still has a contract. We all know Cox gives the impression of being able to spot a player who can thrive in this league.
Personally I can put up with players that aren't that talented as long as they try. Grimes is/was a prima donna, totally unsuited to The National League, and an awful buy for Barrow because he just wasn't interested.
Yeah, but you didn't base your entire opinion of a player on what you'd read about him on the internet before he joined us.
"He's a Ferrari on a go kart track" - or something like that.

Over 150 football league appearances but yeah hes shit because he didn't run around a lot.
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Re: Grimes

Post by Holkerbird » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:48 am

An interesting comment from Grand as it was he who was lumping the ball past Grimes effectively ruling him out of the game.

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Re: Grimes

Post by Hitthebar22 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:20 am

The Real Slim a former member of this forum wrote:
Moribund wrote:
Yeah, but you didn't base your entire opinion of a player on what you'd read about him on the internet before he joined us.
"He's a Ferrari on a go kart track" - or something like that.

Over 150 football league appearances but yeah hes [SwearFilter] because he didn't run around a lot.
He is a rubbish player because he scored 2 goals, yes, 2, in 49 appearances for Bury, Walsall and Barow - from a forward, or "an advanced midfielder".
It's impossible to say he was a luxury in the side because he wasn't skilful enough to be a luxury.
I can't recall him providing anything, and I mean anything, meaningful for the team. "Running around a lot" involves commitment to the cause. Running into intelligent positions. Playing without the ball. Covering. Challenging for the ball. Creating space. Closing down their space. Look how Harvey improved himself massively in those ways onwards the end of the season.
Not standing around ineffectively hoping someone will tap it in your direction so you can tap it ineffectively somewhere else.

Moving on by mutual consent means you are sacked, because you aren't wanted.
The best example of someone not being sacked was Edmo moving on "by mutual consent".

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