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Grella sticks knife into critics (not literally!)

Aussie Rover Vince Grella is not a happy chappy.

He is hitting back at the critics who claim Rovers are purely a long ball team.

Backing up Big Sam's comments at the weekend, Vince is confident that the bad press attracted by Liverpool manager/bar tender Rafa Benitez is merely a smoke screen to deflect away from the very tough game that Liverpoll had against Rovers.

Grella, speaking to Sky Sports said - 'I've played football in Italy for a long time and to be labelled a long-ball specialist was a little bit offensive,'

'But it's part of football. You've got to have thick skin.

'I'm a little bit disappointed. I thought we had a great game against Liverpool.

'I've seen it in Liverpool's players' eyes that it was a tough game for them and they couldn't wait for the final whistle.'

I don't think we can defend the fact that we like the long ball a bit but to say that is all that is to our game is just flat out ignorant and a lazy cliche.

Well said Vince.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 5 2010

Time: 9:38AM

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Trouble is, we've never been a press-favourite team - they always find something to moan about. It's probably because we don't sell enough papers for them, so they have to invent something.
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05/03/2010 10:31:00

It is just a terrible cliche that they use, "Oh look its a team managed by Allardyce!, they must play long ball"... boring and lazy.
Mikey Delap
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05/03/2010 13:36:00

So true... but people can say what they like as long as we keep on winning
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06/03/2010 12:09:00

well in son! stab away!!!
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07/03/2010 23:14:00

Keep sticking it in Vince, we know what the score really is. Does it really matter what they think??
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08/03/2010 16:59:00


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