G B wrote:The suspicions regarding Grants poor attitude were confirmed a couple of weeks ago by our former manager during a discussion with a mate of mine who's a Stags fan and who knows DF pretty well. Apparently described as the most talented player he'd managed with by far the worst attitude.
Plus the way the lad played, he was talented as we all knew but for instances when we lost the ball he almost threw a paddy and made no effort to put a challenge in or track back and win the ball back. At times it was like we had 10 players when he wasn't getting in to the game, but we were always hoping for that little bit of magic we knew he had. I'm not saying he's a bad player as we saw he's not after the first half of the season with county and his first few games for us, but his attitude didn't seem tough or right enough for league 2.
I'm aware I'll sound like a Jorge Grant cheerleader here but I find it odd how an alleged conversation with someones mate and Flitcroft somehow 'confirm' an attitude problem.
I'm also conscious that saying stuff like 'you can tell by the way the lad played' is also not that clear cut. If you've played football at any decent level I'm sure delving into the psyche of a player isn't that hard to do. Mentioned above is 'throwing a paddy when we lost the ball'. Losing the ball for a player who's game is better suited to us having the ball is clearly going to frustrate him massively.
The whole no effort to putting a challenge in also not something I agree with because contrary to what a lot of people think, I have seen evidence of Grant working hard lying in the fact when watching him specifically as one of our better players, he doesn't seem to work more or less hard than anyone else.
The profile of Jorge Grant as a player is just not something that the majority of fans at this club enjoy take to as well as others. The fans of this club have a tendency to hound out any player that may well have talent but doesn't run around like a lunatic, which explains the love in of players like Danny Rose and Neal Bishop.
I'll 100% be in the minority with all this.