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Aston Villa Star Player Missing Against Newcastle?

8:49 pm, Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 30 Comments

On Wednesday the Mail reported that Aston Villa’s star player Jack Grealish was involved in a late-night party at a Birmingham hotel where nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which is inhaled through balloons, was found in his room.

This is the latest in a number of reports of Grealish off-field incidents and his behavior is less than what you would call professional for the 21 year-old.

Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo seems really frustrated at the youngster’s behavior off the field and it could be that he is suspended for tomorrow’s home game with Newcastle at Villa Park.


Jack Grealish – another misdemeanor for the 21 year-old

The Telegraph is reporting  the manager is considering whether to suspend him for the game and also give him a fine – thought to be around £42K, which is said to be about two weeks wages so Jack gets around £1M a year from Villa at just 21 years of age.

Grealish was warned by Villa in the summer because of his behavior away from the club, when he was pictured drunk on holiday in Tenerife, before he went out partying after a 4-0 defeat to Everton.

This is what Roberto Di Matteo has said about Jack’s latest misdemeanor:

“Unfortunately it has happened again. We expect our players to behave in a professional manner at all times, so it is something that we don’t tolerate.”

“It’s important that he understands what he has, and he needs to grow up very quickly.” “First it’s a feeling of disappointment. We instantly started an investigation which is still ongoing.”

“Once it’s finished and we have all the facts then we will take disciplinary action.”

It could be that Villa don’t finish their investigation of the incident until after the Newcastle game and therefore any suspension will take place after the game with us tomorrow afternoon.

We suppose that’s always a possibility too.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Championship · Newcastle News · Other News · Press

30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 23, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Blimey, think I’ll wait till the bus stops.

    Back to the Preston game!

  • 2 Bobbybee // Sep 23, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Suspending him would be punishing themselves imo, so don’t see it happening again. Nice juicy fine will do it i reckon.

    Bill, nowt like a bit of ambition though. 😉

  • 3 gaz 44 // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Sounds like they could just laugh it off

  • 4 Bobbybee // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Aye, shock horror, 21 yr old earning a million a year caught partying – who’d have thought it.

  • 5 Spotlight Kid // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Why don’t these young footballers inhale helium instead, post the results online and give everyone else a laugh?

  • 6 Bobbybee // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Might as well get stoned with those kind of fines ffs.

  • 7 Bobbybee // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:22 PM

    If we don’t beat these, we want shooting. Piss poor.

  • 8 itsmehere // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Bobbybee,the one we’re looking at plays for Anderlecht I’m afraid, we did look at signing him a few years ago. Another one missed !.

  • 9 Bobbybee // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Itsmehere, of course it is. Doesn’t take much to confuse me mate, a name will normally do it! 🙂

  • 10 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    I was falling asleep during that game. As you say Bobby neither team look much of a threat.

  • 11 Belfast // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Don’t get the hype to be honest. Yet to see one good performance from him and that hair cut is abysmal.

  • 12 Bobbybee // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Bill, and that was a derby game! Don’t see why we won’t progress against that shower. I was hoping for a real gritty derby game but wasn’t impressed at all. Still, all the better for us I suppose.

  • 13 Belfast // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    I was expecting the same myself and it was a right bore fest.

  • 14 Bobbybee // Sep 23, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Maybe we expect too much belfast, but that was a good threat to insomnia.

  • 15 Bobbybee // Sep 23, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Anyway, got things to catch up with on youtube so I’ll say my farewells.

  • 16 Chancel be a fine thing // Sep 23, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    confirmed rafa bingo line up:

    yedlin mbemba lascelles dummet
    shelvey hayden
    Ritchie diame gouffran

  • 17 Tsunki // Sep 23, 2016 at 11:20 PM

    I can tell you now I know what a bore fest looks like. Yawn.

  • 18 Mister Tuff // Sep 24, 2016 at 1:53 AM

    Please please no more talk of mens’ haemorrhoids or their treatment.
    It has killed the blog and earlier put me off my supper.
    Please – no updates.
    There is a new treatment cream -called hemocyl – read all about it here :-

    Please please – no volunteers to apply said cream.

  • 19 manxpie // Sep 24, 2016 at 3:33 AM

    he is everything that is wrong with english football!
    has literally 1 good game and then is deemed the next great thing and gets a bumper contract then can’t handle it!!
    when are they gonna learn?
    same with the english national setup i.e “he’s been in the english set up so he should be picked!”
    thats why we had wheelchaire in the euros and utter tosh defenders because they played for a big club!

    as much as i despise fat sam i at least hope that he will change that mindset because its ridiculous

  • 20 Magtoonpie // Sep 24, 2016 at 5:11 AM

    At a million a year that fine is laughable!

  • 21 expatmag // Sep 24, 2016 at 6:29 AM

    Confirmed Rafas bingo wotsits


    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett

    Shelvey Colback

    Ritchie Diame Gouffran


  • 22 Lindisfarne // Sep 24, 2016 at 6:55 AM

    Bingo – bongo:

    Gouffran – Shelvey – Ritchie
    Colback – Hayden
    Lazaar – Clarke – Lascelles – Yedlin

  • 23 firebug666 // Sep 24, 2016 at 7:00 AM

    So Rafa says it’s not just the fans trying to guess his team, the players don’t even know who is playing until an hour and a half before kick off.

  • 24 cyprus // Sep 24, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    Ed you’re having a laugh.

    Interesting that none of the EPL fixtures seem very appealing these days, without the mighty NUFC. Maybe the early fixture, though I can see a cat and mouse, with BOTH coaches sitting back, waiting for the counter. Who will blink first? Well, United. Will they pay the price? Maybe. Probably a draw…

    Our game? Tough one. A draw, away, to one of our main rivals, will be ok. Win? Over the moon. TBH, as has historically been the case for this club, any result is equally possible! Depends on which NUFC show up. The QPR or the Wolves one? Your guess.

  • 25 Jib // Sep 24, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    I hope no one has picked Darlow in their Bingo !

  • 26 Budge123 // Sep 24, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo Bango

    Yedlin Hanley Lascelles Dummett
    Hayden Colback
    Ritchie Diame Gouffran

    2-0 to Toon

  • 27 sing in the corner // Sep 24, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Why do you hope that? Darlow’s was unfortunate to be dropped for Sels in the first place. And will be even less lucky to be dropped after an assured performance in mid week.

  • 28 nut meg // Sep 24, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    Confirmation of Rafa’s bingo ….Aston Villa
    Yedlin Hanley Lascelles Dummet
    Shelvey Colback
    Richie Diame Gouffran

  • 29 Rotonda heights // Sep 24, 2016 at 8:05 AM


    yes we should beat them but i think complacency and over confidence kicked in v wolves and just hope it doesn’t happen again. you can never tempt fate where nufc are concerned.

  • 30 Jib // Sep 24, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    Daryl Janmaat is out for a minimum 6 weeks due to a shoulder fracture sustained in a fall against Man U.
    It’s unreal how often this happens to defenders we sell.
    I wonder if Charnley puts the hex on them ?

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