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  • BRYAN BRYAN Oct 13, 2010 13:34 Flag

    Mike Grella

    This is possibly a good move for Grella, as he hasn't been given a real chance to show his true potential.
    The American collegiate system is quite strange in as much as players can be brought on and off at will and it is not unusual for a player to make two or three appearances on the pitch during a match.
    If Grella was brought up with this system then he will have become very used to coming on for LU only as a sub. If he can get some full 90 mins under his belt for a good few games it will be good for his confidence and hopefully he will come back a better player and reach his true potential.
    Larry obviously doesn't rate him as highly as others and maybe something in training is leading to that belief - only time will tell.
    Let's hope he comes back a player better equipped to help us make a trip to the EPL

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    • I am sure he will be made to earn his corn at Carlisle Bryan and must surely come back all the better for it. We seem to be loaded with strikers when it is a couple of good solid defenders we most need. Losing 4 - 6 says its all ....

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      • Grella needed to go out on loan, when he was not a starting player last season, it was always going to be unlikely he would be one when we went up a division and brought in Sam, Paynter, McCormack and Watt.

        Somma showed the benefits of a good loan spell, and Beckford before him. Why Grella turned down the chance to join either Bradford or Oxford, when SG obviously wanted him to go, beggars belief, but hopefully he can make the most of this opportunity and bang in some goals.

        On an unrelated note, I would be curious to see whether we have a recall clause in Lubo's loan agreement considering how shaky our defence has been.