March 29, 2011 in AFC and Scottish Football
Very underrated player. And your right about international recognition, think he may have been called up at around the same time Booth, Jess and Wright were, but wasn't named even on the bench.
As a fan of midfield players Grant was one of my favourite players growing up supporting the Dons.
As stated he was indeed am unsung hero and in my view, should rightly be recognised as one of the best and most committed Dons players of the modern game.
Brilliant player IMO and I'd give my back teeth for a player like him in our midfield just now.
One of my favourite players from the early-mid 90s era. Also heard him break his arm in a match against, I think, Motherwell at Fir Park.
worked like a trojan in the midfield, passing IMO was not the best, but probably best described as a water carrier and a very good one at that.
not sure where he would fit in with the modern day player, maybe on a par with the likes of Hartley..when Hartley was on top of his game
Again, would walk into any SPHell team.
Very under-rated and if I remember correctly hardly ever seemed to get injured.
As a fan of midfield players Grant was one of my favourite players growing up supporting the Dons. As stated he was indeed am unsung hero and in my view, should rightly be recognised as one of the best and most committed Dons players of the modern game. Brilliant player IMO and I'd give my back teeth for a player like him in our midfield just now.
Sums it up for me pretty much especially the bit in bold. Neil Simpson leaving the club was the best thing that happened to Brian Grant's career at Pittodrie as he slotted in to the central midfield, established himself in the team and never looked back.
He's looking at investing in a Subway*.
You didn't hear it from me
*The sandwich kind, nae the weegie kind.
Says it all about his worth to the team that when Heikinnen left - who was another great player - it was like losing Grant all over again. As many have said an unsung hero in the middle of the park.
An entirely unfussy player, too easy to overlook but did a lot of graft that permitted those around him to show their class and ball skills. I liked him, he made the whole midfield into a solid unit. Should have had international honours - would stroll backwards into our team today.
Yeah... can't really complain about Grant.
Not the flashiest player on the planet, but got the job done in an inobtrusive and effective manner. Preferred Rico myself.
Erm... aye. That's about it.
My best player for me for a long time unsung hero just got on with the grafting and allowed the creative players to get the praise. :-))
Our Deschamps, a water carrier supreme. I think Tup rightly mentioned we used to scour the lower leagues in Scotland for players, Grant a classic example.
Brilliant player who would walk into any SPL team nowadays.
Solid, not showy at all, but take him out and the side wisna half as effective. He did the spadework, so the ball players could do the rest, a true unsung hero.
Hard to believe we've never won at Ibrox since his goal there, what the f**k has happened to us?
I used to be his paper boy when he lived in Kingswells. Always gave a decent tip!
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