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Jack Grealish Salary and Net Worth in 2021

Jack Grealish Salary and Net worth in 2021

Jack Grealish is a 26 year old English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for the England national team and Premier League Club Manchester City.  Based on recent reports this Aston Villa football player signed a fairly handsome deal with Manchester city club that made him the most expensive English player ever.    Here’s a bit …

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Spot on! 100 United Penalties

Manchester United recently netted their 100th penalty in the Premier League, an Anthony Martial strike from the spot giving the club an average of four penalty kicks awarded per season in the English top league. On the back of this century of goals, many questions about past spot-kicks have arisen, historic penalties, the best takers and so on, so let’s …

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Raising the VAR – Football’s own Brexit

With VAR being used already in top flight leagues in Spain, Italy and Germany, my question is ‘why hasn’t the English Premier League been keeping pace?’ Harry Kane’s penalty stood after VAR intervention did not rule him offside in the build up to it in the Carabao Cup Semi Final 1st leg at Wembley versus Chelsea. There are those who …

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The 500 Club

It is a very exclusive club, only three active footballers are currently members, those players being a trio of outstanding talent, tremendous stamina and skill, the best at it in the world, and all of them have scored five tons of goals in their footballing career making them part of the incredible elite 500 goals club. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi …

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The Brilliance of Beckham – On and Off the Pitch

There are so many ways and words you can use to sum up David Beckham; numerous historic and outstanding football memories as a player, an ambassador for football and other sports, his charity work, countless awards, which now includes the President’s award, a prestigious moment in a star studded life which all started by kicking a ball around as a …

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VAR No Show – Good or Bad?

VAR was used in the 2018 World Cup, in top football tournaments and in leagues around Europe, however, despite the Premier League being one of those leagues, if not the biggest league in the world, this new game changing, season transforming technology has not been introduced due to English clubs voting against it for the 2018/19 season. Instead the vote …

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New Start for Shaw?

Luke Shaw burst into the Premier League in 2011, straight out of Southampton football club’s youth team, and took to first team football and England’s top division with aplomb and outstanding play – he was the talented teenager everyone associated with the Premier League was talking about. Starting in Southampton’s academy, The Saints then first team manager said Luke Shaw …

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The Ronaldo Effect

One of the biggest and most extraordinary transfers of the summer so far has been completed. Cristiano Ronaldo, the most famous and greatest player in the game, has moved from La Liga and Real Madrid to Juventus and the challenge of the Italian league, Serie A. At the age of 33, other players might be seen as ‘over-the-hill’ or past …

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Ladies in Red

It has been a long time coming, but Manchester United will finally have a women’s football team from next season. For one of the biggest clubs in the world, it seemed bizarre that in the modern era of the game, the Old Trafford side did not compete with teams like Manchester City and Arsenal in having a successful ladies team. …

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Winter Break – Out in the cold or warmed to?

After much debate and many years of suggestion, a winter break has finally been decided for the Premier League starting during the 2019/20 season. Many were keen on this idea, but now it is a certainty, will fans feel differently towards an interruption in their football season and do our players really need a break? It will of course of …

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