Date: 5th March 2010 at 9:39am
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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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