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50 minutes ago, Tanya said:

Rumour on Twitter Bournemouth and Palace are interested in Gray this summer. 18 million asking price. Too good to be true, surely....

Sean from Enderby said it.

 

I'd take that with a huge pinch of salt. 

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I'm sure he will have a good career but unfortunately it probably won't be with us. When he first came to us, he was fearless and used his pace well but he's overcomplicated his game the last few years resulting in poor end product. 

 

He needs to go back to basics imo, get the ball, beat a man and cross it early. 

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9 hours ago, shailen said:

I'm sure he will have a good career but unfortunately it probably won't be with us. When he first came to us, he was fearless and used his pace well but he's overcomplicated his game the last few years resulting in poor end product. 

 

He needs to go back to basics imo, get the ball, beat a man and cross it early. 

When he came to us he had something to prove. Since then he's become entitled and sulky. 

 

He needs a kick up the arse by a manager who's prepared to tell him he's not that good. 

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9 minutes ago, foxile5 said:

When he came to us he had something to prove. Since then he's become entitled and sulky. 

 

He needs a kick up the arse by a manager who's prepared to tell him he's not that good. 

Thats it, he will never get any better, he has played against some of the best defenders in the world and he is not  getting past them, on the whole his first touch is awful, his good games for us can be counted on one hand, get him moved on and let the club bring another in.

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I actually think the general opinions of DG are a bit harsh. You just have to be at an extremely high level to play consistently well at the premier league level, he simply isnt good enough.

 

I constantly see people questioning his attitude which I genuinely don’t think is the problem. He, like many others were boosted to the premier league because he has pace, with the hope that his all round game would improve to a premier league level as he matured. It hasn’t unfortunately. 

 

Thats not necessarily his fault, nor a sign he has a bad attitude. Just the reality of how hard it is to be a premier league winger, at least at the level we are aiming for. 

 

It is finally time we cash in and accept its just not worked out. I’d still be extremely surprised if we didn’t turn a profit on him 

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On 16/04/2020 at 10:17, foxile5 said:

When he came to us he had something to prove. Since then he's become entitled and sulky. 

 

He needs a kick up the arse by a manager who's prepared to tell him he's not that good. 

I don't buy this idea he's sulky.

I think he just has a demeanor that people take as sulky.

Puel clearly believed he could be adaptable and go somewhere which means he must have seen gray as being up for learning.

He's also talked quite sensibly about his need to improve since Rodgers came in.

I expect he'll leave, he's got some ability but he needs to stretch his legs and run and make good decisions and it won't happen unless he can find somewhere where he gets a proper run in the first team.

Shame for my Leicester team on FIFA to lose his pace though.

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Regardless of his attitude, he isn't good enough for a team aiming for Europe. He'll end up becoming a bit part player at a team fighting to stay in the league or a starter back in the Championship for a team looking at promotion.

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23 minutes ago, dayday said:

Probably the most frustrating player I’ve seen wearing a Leicester shirt.

Really, did you miss most of the Taylor years and ten years after? Think we could have a top ten worse. Not a fan of Gray but there have been more frustrating players over the years! (Sorry if you have only been a fan for a couple of years) :fc:

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Needs a slap and ****ing off sharpish, get as much as you can , not consistent enough, had plenty of opportunities and hardly ever delivered 

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He needs to be playing regular first team football and he's not going to get that here. For his own sake he needs to leave.

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16 minutes ago, Webbo said:

He needs to be playing regular first team football and he's not going to get that here. For his own sake he needs to leave.

I do think there is a decent player there, somewhere.

In a side that requires a bit less from him, he might begin to find some form.

He has had enough time with us now though and it’s just not working out.

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27 minutes ago, Strokes said:

I do think there is a decent player there, somewhere.

In a side that requires a bit less from him, he might begin to find some form.

He has had enough time with us now though and it’s just not working out.

Completely agree however think that quality lies within the championship. Could become a brilliant player again like he once was with Birmingham at times. Made the jump too early in his career. 

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1 hour ago, WarehamFox said:

Really, did you miss most of the Taylor years and ten years after? Think we could have a top ten worse. Not a fan of Gray but there have been more frustrating players over the years! (Sorry if you have only been a fan for a couple of years) :fc:

I’ve been a fan for 40 years, I was referring to natural talent, I used to think he had the attributes to go to the very top, only very rarely do we see his talent.

 

I was always thinking when Demari had a decent game, nows your time to kick on and cement your place, and to be honest he never has, the talent is there, I just think now after quite a few managers trying to get the best out of him, he’s become a lost cause, and needs to moved on

 

Out of interest which players do you find more frustrating?

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On 15/04/2020 at 23:23, Tanya said:

Rumour on Twitter Bournemouth and Palace are interested in Gray this summer. 18 million asking price. Too good to be true, surely....

 

On 16/04/2020 at 00:15, Gerard said:

Sean from Enderby said it.

I'd take that with a huge pinch of salt. 

If you link a player with most clubs, like Sean and IndyK do, you're bound to be right now and again.

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12 hours ago, Toddybad said:

I don't buy this idea he's sulky.

I think he just has a demeanor that people take as sulky.

Puel clearly believed he could be adaptable and go somewhere which means he must have seen gray as being up for learning.

He's also talked quite sensibly about his need to improve since Rodgers came in.

I expect he'll leave, he's got some ability but he needs to stretch his legs and run and make good decisions and it won't happen unless he can find somewhere where he gets a proper run in the first team.

Shame for my Leicester team on FIFA to lose his pace though.

I think your right, this thing about him being sulky is purely based on appearance, on the few occasions I’ve spoken to him and got him to sign something for my nephew he was very pleasant and accommodating, in fact the only player who completely ignored us was Kasper, obviously that opinion is based on 2-3 short times of speaking to a player but I would imagine most people who say he is sulky have never even met him.

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Loan, sell or back up squad player... but saying that, I’d want a sell on clause with profit and buy back options! May sound crazy but he does have youth and some ability on his side - If he does turn it all around I don’t want to end up with us kicking ourselves further down the road.

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I think he just has a resting bitch face so comes across a bit sulky and grumpy! 😁 He isnt naturally as smiley as the other youngsters. By all accounts he is actually a nice lad. I agree though that I think he needs to move on for his own sake. He isnt progressing at Leicester.

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He's half decent, but is he good enough for a club in the top 10 or that wants to regularly challenge for the top 4/6? No!

 

Like others have said, he's a good squad player to have but he's had chances prove his ability and hasn't taken it and we have better players in that position.

 

We've had him what 4 and a half years now and he's not got any better, he's very much proved that he can play in the PL but it probably needs to be with a bottom half team, if we had been fighting a relegation battle the last 4 years, we probably wouldnt have been able to sign the players we have and he would probably be a regular starter.

 

If we do have offers and accept them he needs to decide if he's happy to be a squad player or if he wants to play regularly. He could end up being the next Andy King, theres no surprise that all our young talent have been signed up on bigger money 5 or 6 year contracts and he hasn't!

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Hope it's true. We could end up eating our words - he doesn't get enough game time to ever really get into the swing of things and he's got the raw ingredients to be a top PL player. But he lacks a footballing brain at the mo and his lack of any real development is infuriating. 

 

Yes 18m sounds good business but look at what Bournemouth have paid for worse players of a similar age. He's a bargain when put next to Ibe, Solanke et.al

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There is definitely a player in there. He needs to leave leicester for the sake of his career, he has never had a decent run of games in 4 years under numerous managers and just not happened, but think he could be really good in a different environment. Get as much money as we can and wish him well. Never forget his goal at cardiff. Think he would be perfect under someone like Bielsa. 

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13 hours ago, dayday said:

I’ve been a fan for 40 years, I was referring to natural talent, I used to think he had the attributes to go to the very top, only very rarely do we see his talent.

 

I was always thinking when Demari had a decent game, nows your time to kick on and cement your place, and to be honest he never has, the talent is there, I just think now after quite a few managers trying to get the best out of him, he’s become a lost cause, and needs to moved on

 

Out of interest which players do you find more frustrating?

I agree DG is frustrating but players like DJ Campbell and Beckford to name but two, for the money and the effort they put in had me pulling my hair out :thumbdown:. Can't remember the name of that midfielder we got from Forest about ten years ago, but he was not so much frustrating just crap! :cool:

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50 minutes ago, North Leeds Fox said:

There is definitely a player in there. He needs to leave leicester for the sake of his career, he has never had a decent run of games in 4 years under numerous managers and just not happened, but think he could be really good in a different environment. Get as much money as we can and wish him well. Never forget his goal at cardiff. Think he would be perfect under someone like Bielsa. 

Why is Bielsa going to bring out something special in him that our numerous have failed to do?

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