Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Catching up with Vince Grella

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

Sasman

The man with the real interviews

Unlike Mikey the impersonator.....



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Sasman!
Date:Sunday October 12 2008
Time: 9:20AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Conor Benn Wins on Points

Comments

0
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
sasman
12/10/2008 09:24:00
0
I hope you are right and that he plugs our midfield better to allow the attackers to get forward! Good piece sas.
roversman
13/10/2008 12:10:00
0
cheers mate, i see a deadly partnership of grella holding, with dunny and villanueva attacking in the middle when dunny is fit
sasman
13/10/2008 12:14:00
0
Not bad Sas... but could be better lol. Like my interviews lol
Mikey D
14/10/2008 13:56:00
0
sounds like a real combative force which is what we need......as long as his touch is better than the Axe's then il be happy!!! ha ha
mani13963
14/10/2008 16:04:00
0
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
14/10/2008 17:48:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Derby 1-2 Blackburn - Highlights

Blackburn secured a win over Derby in the Championship on Saturday.

Vital View - Championship 23rd-24th September

Blackburn collected another three-points with a win at Derby with fellow strugglers Cardiff collecting a needed win at Rotherham with leaders Huddersfield slipping up at Reading.

Audio - Coyle Thanks The Fans

Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle has been given his thoughts following today's victory over Derby County.

Stats: Derby County v Blackburn

All the stats from Derby County (1) vs (2) Blackburn, iPro Stadium, 24/9/16 Att: 26,602

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Derby MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele1%
Lowe0%
Greer0%
Hoban0%
Williams0%
Marshall0%
Guthrie9%
Evans0%
Conway9%
Gallagher9%
Emnes63%
Sub - Graham9%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker5
2.ukabbdav1
3.hmibennett1