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Catching up with Vince Grella

With the international break in full flight, Vince Grella caught up with Australian Reporter David Davutovic from one of the most popular football magazines in Australia, The Australian Football Weekly.

In this interview, Vince Grella discusses his past, present and future, focusing his attentions on Blackburn Rovers and the Australian National Team.

As we all now, Vince Grella signed for us in the preseason transfer window for $ 8.6 mill AU.

Vince's initial thoughts on his transfer

<'My move to England was interesting and a bit overdue to be honest. I think I've picked the right team, and it's not easy to pick the right team, but they're a solid club with super organisation and a new young manager who had a really good playing career and now really wants to do well in the EPL'

'They spent a lot of money to get me here, and obviously want me on the pitch (In relation to his injury)

'The decision is best for me and for everyone involved. If i cant perform for Blackburn, I cant perform for the national team. I need to get myself right'.

Vince's thoughts on the style of football

'I'm convinced i can make the transition. It's a massive difference in speed and the intensity they play with is much higher (in comparison to Italy).... I can adapt my game around it. Blackburns' type of play suits me because someone's always holding in midfield'.

As for Ronaldo, Fabregas, Deco, Gerrard, etc...

' I dont think I'm that much better then a lot of other players. But what makes me bigger then other players is that I've got bigger balls then them. When it comes to the crunch, I'll come up against those bigger and better players, other players will S**T themselves. Thats why i wasnt scared about players in Italy. I've had a lot of knockers, but I dont give a F**K'.

And finally, the Emo Factor

'It's been a massive advantage, Emmo's (Brett Emerton) been there for five seasons, he's an important player (sure is) and he has his own family, that makes it easier for me. He is settled and can help me settle'

Cheers to Vinnie Grella for opening up to our reporters in Australia, and telling everyone what he really feels in true Aussie fashion ( an expletive or 2). Vinne believes he will be fit to feature against Bolton after the international break


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Date:Sunday October 12 2008

Time: 9:20AM

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I dont usually buy this magazine, but with Vinnie Grella on the front cover, i couldnt resist, a fantastic read it was. Vinnie had only praise for Ince and the club You shall soon see the best of him lads
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12/10/2008 09:24:00

I hope you are right and that he plugs our midfield better to allow the attackers to get forward! Good piece sas.
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13/10/2008 12:10:00

cheers mate, i see a deadly partnership of grella holding, with dunny and villanueva attacking in the middle when dunny is fit
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13/10/2008 12:14:00

Not bad Sas... but could be better lol. Like my interviews lol
Mikey D
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14/10/2008 13:56:00

sounds like a real combative force which is what we long as his touch is better than the Axe's then il be happy!!! ha ha
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14/10/2008 16:04:00

Can it be worse Mani? I liked the look of Grella v West Ham but he clearly needed more fitness. Will be a good signing for us.
Mikey D
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14/10/2008 17:48:00


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