Mike Grella: The new star (*) at S********thorpe

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  1. dwsmith1972

    dwsmith1972 BigSoccer Supporter

    May 11, 2007
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let's keep Johnson and Cream out of our S****thorpe thread!!
     
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  2. WrmBrnr

    WrmBrnr Member+

    Apr 12, 2001
    San Carlos
    Excellent! Worth repeating!

    Although if Max found a spot there I could envision the following thread title:

    "Saved at last! Make room for Max Cream in Scunthorpe!"

    If there really is a god, this will happen.
     
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  3. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Scored a second-half goal and missed the opening penalty in the shootout in Scunthorpe's win over Derby today. (5-5 final!)
     
  4. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    wtf?! since when can we type scunthorpe?! thats shenannigans, we will type S*******horpe from here on out and give it its due diligence!
     
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  5. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He missed the first penalty in the shootout as well.
     
  6. TinManJoshua

    TinManJoshua Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Portsmouth FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Mike's goal starts at 0:36 quite a strike. Looking forward to Norwich in Sept.
     
  7. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Scored a goal today.
     
  8. supercooper

    supercooper Red Card

    Jun 23, 2008
    Was that Grella giving the assist around the 0:47 mark? That looked very nice as well.

    I'm bummed Red Bulls couldn't go get him. I put him on par with Luke Rodgers who
    did well here. Grella is a New York boy, with fiery personality which is great for the league
    (we need more guys like him and Lenhart).

    Oh well, maybe he'll be part of the Cosmos :) in 2014
     
  9. LaxAttack

    LaxAttack Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here is Grella's goal from Tuesday (the play starts around the 1:16 mark).

     
  10. autobus39

    autobus39 Member+

    Jun 28, 2006
    Scranton, PA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Playing time has been difficult for Grella to come by of late. He has only played in one league game since October 27th, getting a start on December 8th. He has consistently been an unused sub other wise. Grella has played 686 minutes so far this year playing in 12 games (8 starts) and has registered one goal in League One. Scunthorpe United are second to last in League One and are three points from safety.

    Scunthorpe United has also been eliminated from all three domestic cup competitions. Grella got a start in their first round FA Cup loss on the road to League Two Gillingham, got the start in their only Football League Trophy match notching an assist against Notts County, and started both League Cup games. He scored a goal and missed a penalty in a shootout that Scunthorpe United eventually won in the first round on the road to Derby County. He went 79 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Norwich City in the second round.
     
  11. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    I wonder how much of Grella's potential he threw away by staying in college for four years.
     
  12. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did staying in college for 4 years make him a headcase?
     
  13. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    Well, he did go to Duke.
     
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  14. Jacques Strappe

    Mar 24, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dude would take you to "pound camp" if he heard you make that assertion...;)
     
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  15. Gorky

    Gorky Member+

    Jul 28, 2006
    NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's what I was thinking...
     
  16. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    League 1 doesn't seem to agrrr with him. Maybe a return to League 2
     
  17. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    The thing is Mike was an "unusual" NCAA product, because he actually had a decent amount of flair and skill. Euro passport or not, getting signed by Leeds straight out of college is nothing to sneeze that.

    There were inferences out of England that he has favored a party lifestyle a bit too much, so I think a chance of scenery to somewhere like Denmark or Serie B might prove beneficial. Of course, he has to prove that he is a professional dedicated to his craft but leagues that don't launch the ball into the stratosphere on every other touch should be more suited toward his skills.
     
  18. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    We've got to get that party animal Grella out of Scunthorpe for his own good. You realize how close he is to Pocklington? It's a miracle he's still alive. And don't get me started on Nettleham...
     
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  19. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    All one needs is a working tap and a few quid to settle the bill and arrange for a cab ride home.
     
  20. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    I believe they have those in Italy and Denmark too. Even squid or whatever.
     
  21. TinManJoshua

    TinManJoshua Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Portsmouth FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We're going down, folks, and we're taking Mikey with us.
     
  22. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He can always come home.... MLS
     
  23. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    If he's willing to play for the MLS league minimum, then perhaps a team would give him a look.
     
  24. TinManJoshua

    TinManJoshua Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Portsmouth FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Realistically if he's playing for Scunthorpe his wages are probably more than manageable for an MLS team.
     
  25. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Lee Nguyen was playing for about 45K last season I believe. Their backgrounds aren't exactly the same, but there are enough similarities that I figure Grella might be able to get something like that -- above league minimum, though not by miles.
     

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