Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html en-gb 30 Fri 06 Mar 2015 13:02:02 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html MickQuinnsTuckShop http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=98#comment85 Apology has been made so that should be the end of it as far as I can see with regards to the Gunner incident. Obviously the alledged comments are disgraceful if true (and disgraceful on the part of Best if they aren't true), but that will always be one person's word against another's.Good news is that Gunner hasn't broken his leg and will only be out for 4-6 weeks Tue 20 Oct 2009 11:48:08 GMT+1 corbridge_owl92 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=97#comment84 great blog michael... i really am fascinated by your sories, and your movement and contributions on the pitch week in week out have me in awe... you really are a key player for us, and just love watching you play your stuff!!what sort of stuff goes on away from the training? do players socialise with each other or stay separate??keep it up!Adam Mon 19 Oct 2009 21:05:29 GMT+1 Skybluein-brum http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=96#comment83 To stowyowl, it's best word agaisnt gray's so nothing will come from it but why would best make a lie about that considering he is irish aswell and i did see best walk away from gunnarsson when gray was supposly sayin sick jokes which is what best said he did. and of course gray will say he didn't do it you p1ank Mon 19 Oct 2009 18:00:26 GMT+1 chrisswfcoasis http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=95#comment82 haha I couldnt tell you his nickname on here.Hes done a fantastic job with the goalkeepers, you can really see just how much Lee Grant has improved since his time at SWFC. Hows richard O'Donnell doing ? havent seen him play yet but would love to get down to a reserve game.loving the blog aswell, its great to see you replying to all the comments posted. might even beat our very own chairman for geek of the year at this rate :) Mon 19 Oct 2009 16:28:15 GMT+1 stowyowl http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=94#comment81 http://www.swfc.co.uk/page/News/0,,10304~1830908,00.htmlto no 73 - maybe Leon Best should get a 3 week ban for making up lies about a fellor professional? Mon 19 Oct 2009 14:59:41 GMT+1 Skybluein-brum http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=93#comment80 Hi micheal, cov fan here although im not to pleased with your reaction to gunnarsson i think some of my fellow city fans are over reacting as i do agree Gunnar is on the floor a hell a hell of alot. But also my main question is did you think the ref was totalyy against cov on sat i know its hard for you to say being a player but i just had a feeling they were all against us. good luck for rest of season and im sure you will get a tasty reception at the Ricoh. thanks Mon 19 Oct 2009 14:43:42 GMT+1 Marra_swfc http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=91#comment79 1980tommo - before you start mouthing off, why don't you read what Mr Gray has just said in the post just before yours.After the way most players go down these days and their dirty tactics of trying to get players sent off, its hardly a rare thing for a player to try and pick them up.... and that article from Leon Best is just pathetic. Think he's had a massive dose of sour grapes after being on loan to us, to returning with a poor Coventry side to get turned over. Grow up Leon Mon 19 Oct 2009 13:09:26 GMT+1 MickQuinnsTuckShop http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=90#comment78 Well said 1980 Tommo, absolutely disgraceful behaviour from such an experienced pro towards a young player.Almost as disgraceful as the allegations aimed at Michael Gray in the article about the incident below, in fact.http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/coventry-city-fc/coventry-city-fc-news/2009/10/19/sheffield-wednesday-winger-made-stephen-gately-jibes-over-stricken-aron-gunnarsson-92746-24962965/ Mon 19 Oct 2009 12:58:22 GMT+1 DiveDiveWhereverYouMayBe http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=89#comment77 This post has been Removed Mon 19 Oct 2009 12:21:22 GMT+1 Lord Garrincha http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=88#comment76 This post has been Removed Mon 19 Oct 2009 11:14:05 GMT+1 mattccfc85 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=87#comment75 This post has been Removed Mon 19 Oct 2009 09:53:10 GMT+1 1980tommo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=86#comment74 I noticed on Saturday Michael that you were trying to get Arron Gunnersson back on his feet insinuating that he was making a 'meal' of the challenge that saw him stretchered off with a suspected fracture of the leg.I think the very least you can do is to offer a public apology to the player and the supporters of Coventry City !! Mon 19 Oct 2009 09:49:29 GMT+1 1980tommo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=84#comment73 This post has been Removed Mon 19 Oct 2009 09:45:00 GMT+1 Dave_ccfc http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=83#comment72 Shocking is the only thing to say Michael - your player makes an awful challenge, a fellow professional breaks his leg and you try to pull him up! - three week ban for you for unsporting behaviour! Mon 19 Oct 2009 09:44:12 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=82#comment71 reply to no 68Yes I will be doing just that. I got cought up in the emotions of the game and didnt realise it was so serious. Totally out of character from me. Sun 18 Oct 2009 14:49:39 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=81#comment70 reply to no 67how you doing nat??????big mistake from ash. im now calling him a loser. Sun 18 Oct 2009 14:47:17 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=80#comment69 reply to no66Think its a bit to late in my career now but nice thought. Sun 18 Oct 2009 14:45:07 GMT+1 Howson_Owl http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=79#comment68 Chadchoker why would Mickey need to use this blog to make a formal apology? For starters I'm sure Gunnarson would prefer a personal apology, if his leg was broken, and secondly its nothing to do with us... surely its between "fellow professionals".Well done for the blog Mickey, great work. Also well done for the win yesterday. It must have been good to get back out in front of the home crowd and put in a performance. With no disrespect at all to big Darren Purse I think you should be el Capitano. But if you're on the pitch I don't suppose it matters if you have the armband or not, you're still able to be influential. On that note who've you played with over the years who wasn't captain but still had those qualities and led/influenced the team well? Sun 18 Oct 2009 11:53:04 GMT+1 Sky Blue Dan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=77#comment67 Michael, I have respected you as a player for many years. I hope that you are going to do the right thing and use this forum to make a formal apology to Aron Gunnarson of Coventry City. When a fellow professional breaks his leg before your very eyes he deserves a hell of a lot more respect than you gave him. Your actions could have compounded the veracity of his injury further. Sun 18 Oct 2009 08:46:46 GMT+1 Allenzy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=76#comment66 Its nat from swfc community Sun 18 Oct 2009 04:48:22 GMT+1 TegsShrimpers http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=75#comment65 Nice blog. Have you ever considered joining Southend, you could take your kids to the pier! Sat 17 Oct 2009 21:13:43 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=74#comment64 reply to no 52Thanx I thought it was a very proffessional display today.And its always great to keep a clean sheet.Go karting every week now please gaffa. haha Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:51:29 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=73#comment63 reply to no 50I just think he took the wrong jobs at the wrong times.Mind you , he did save leeds from relegation in his first year there. Not sure what happend at coventry. He will be back im sure. Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:49:00 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=72#comment62 reply to no 47A bit of both really. you can still work very hard using the ball.We call it disguised running. keep up your good work Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:46:15 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=70#comment61 reply to no 41Very funny. Not sure about the scared bit though.I would have to say big john hartson or bobo balde. Now i would be scared of those two. Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:41:19 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=69#comment60 reply to no 39There are a few people asking me about it but its better left in the past. Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:39:01 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=68#comment59 reply to no 38Haha who is it then????? Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:37:40 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=67#comment58 reply to no 37I guess i would do the same as peter reid. It worked for us back then so i dont see how it wouldnt work now. Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:36:02 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=66#comment57 reply to no 36Yeah i would say im around when the pranks are going on but there is a few others. The lads hid my trainers a couple of weeks ago and i just got them back.Tommy spurr is lively and luke varney is value for money. funny guys Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:34:21 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=65#comment56 reply to no 35Nope but it sounds like you have got 1 for him???Billy is top man and doing a great job with the keepers. Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:31:50 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=63#comment55 reply to no 34I think it is there way of getting the best out of you.After the game it is all forgotten about. Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:30:21 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=62#comment54 reply to no 33Haha that sounds just like nick so i guess it was him. I will ask him in the morning Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:28:55 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=61#comment53 reply to no 31I dont mind a bit of tennis in my spare time. In the off season i play with of a few ex players. Out of the crop of players we have i would say tommy spurr and mark beevers have a great chance of going right to the top. Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:27:27 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=60#comment52 reply to no23I think that was the last wedding i went to. Me and thirs go back a long way and i really enjoyed his wedding but try to stay away from them if im honest, Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:24:54 GMT+1 Louisa http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=59#comment51 Love reading your blog , really interesting and very entertaining.Just returned from the game today and have to say how amazing was that ???? We've come home very happy. If that's what a session on the go-karting track does, then you all deserve another bash !!! Big well done to you all !!! Roll on Tuesday !!!! Sat 17 Oct 2009 18:15:34 GMT+1 Demoremda_AJAX http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=58#comment50 nice storys, can imagine hughes face going under haha Fri 16 Oct 2009 17:41:12 GMT+1 Geoff http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=56#comment49 Michael,Great blog! I was interested to hear about Peter Reid. He's def a character! He did good jobs at Man City and Sunderland but he seemed to lose his way a bit, which was a shame for me as an Evertonian as I thought he'd be destined to take the hotseat there at some point.Why do you think he lost his way a bit? CheersGeoffhttp://www.worldfootballcolumns.com/ Fri 16 Oct 2009 16:09:03 GMT+1 chris http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=55#comment48 great blog mate, a good read Fri 16 Oct 2009 15:38:03 GMT+1 tomefccam http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=54#comment47 malaymacstop brown nosing man. you want to know too Fri 16 Oct 2009 15:11:11 GMT+1 mikestar01 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=53#comment46 Reply to No 32Thanks for your response Mike. When you say train hard is that mainly without the ball or has that changed with new training methods over the years?The site is A new football website I've started which allows users to write their own articles/blogs (similar to yours!) whilst also providing the latest football news from around the world. Check it out if you have time!www.football-journo.com Fri 16 Oct 2009 14:31:52 GMT+1 STELLA LOVES MILAN http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=52#comment45 Yeah, another great insight into the lives of footie players Mickey. Interesting read on the physio stuff. Who out of your current team-mates at Hillsborough likes the hands of a man on their thighs (in a sports physio kind of way!!!!). I'm thinking of the little ginger, James O'Connor. Or , maybe big Leon? Ha-Ha!!!! Good reading mate. Keep up the good work pal and fingers crossed for some much needed wins at S6!!!!UTOWTID Fri 16 Oct 2009 14:26:56 GMT+1 Bale03 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=51#comment44 Great Blog, Its a good read into the players lives!What Go-Karting track you go? CheersGood luck at weekend! Fri 16 Oct 2009 13:22:30 GMT+1 mainmanz69 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=50#comment43 malaymac wrote:Hey guys, what is this ?Mickey has been good enough to give us some interesting insights to different aspects of a footballers life. And most of us have enjoyed and appreciated his views enormously.If all you want is some juicy gossip from 'other' matters deemed too personal or sensitive to state on an open forum like this, then it may be better to read the daily red tops for that sort of stuff.Mickey, just ignore the shoyte stirrers and keep on truckin.-------------------------------------------------------------------Not stirring anything wee sacks, Me and Mr Gray have had ongoing banter for the last couple of weeks during his blogs........so keep your nose out before I get Rooney to give you your dinner! Fri 16 Oct 2009 13:11:50 GMT+1 malaymac http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=48#comment42 Hey guys, what is this ?Mickey has been good enough to give us some interesting insights to different aspects of a footballers life. And most of us have enjoyed and appreciated his views enormously.If all you want is some juicy gossip from 'other' matters deemed too personal or sensitive to state on an open forum like this, then it may be better to read the daily red tops for that sort of stuff.Mickey, just ignore the shoyte stirrers and keep on truckin. Fri 16 Oct 2009 13:00:07 GMT+1 tomefccam http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=47#comment41 did rooney chin you? Fri 16 Oct 2009 12:33:30 GMT+1 mainmanz69 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=46#comment40 So you are a lover not a fighter........don't know if that's a good thing being in all of those changing rooms with guys Michael :)So did you enjoy your time at Celtic my friend? Who was the hard man at the club during your time there? Would you mess with him or would you be scared like you were with Rooney? Fri 16 Oct 2009 12:16:02 GMT+1 SugarDunkerton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=45#comment39 #39 Every week he gets asked about that incident and every week he won't talk about it.. for good reasons known to him. Lets leave it eh.. Fri 16 Oct 2009 07:14:22 GMT+1 SavoryT_BRFC http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=44#comment38 Hey Micky!Can you shed any light on what REALLY happened that night at Panacea with Rooney?http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/5326178.stmGrateful for what you did at Rovers, you were a character too, nice one! Thu 15 Oct 2009 22:57:52 GMT+1 Allenzy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=43#comment37 Now then gray, I wondered what u meant when u said you wrote about me. I know what you mean now. Good blog any way! Keep it up Thu 15 Oct 2009 21:17:44 GMT+1 Grizzly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=41#comment36 Great read again Mickey.A question, if you were manager of a side that went unbeaten for 18 games how would you react when finally getting beaten ?Would you be a screamer ?And if you decided to take the lads away for the day where would you take them ? Thu 15 Oct 2009 20:27:10 GMT+1 wednesdayfan1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=40#comment35 Haha that sounds like JJ bless him! Mickey who would you say is the prankster in the group? You strike me as the kind of person who has a trick or two when it comes to pranks! Are you the one swapping the sugar with the salt? If its not you who likes to mess around the most in the wednesday dressing room? Thu 15 Oct 2009 20:12:57 GMT+1 chrisswfcoasis http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=39#comment34 any gossip on Billy Mercer or his nickname around the training ground ? Thu 15 Oct 2009 19:29:57 GMT+1 My-back-pocket http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=38#comment33 my younger bro works as a steward at hillsbrough,he's allways near the dug out and says the manager is allways shouting and swearing alot lol, does that make u play better or just wind u up? Thu 15 Oct 2009 18:31:34 GMT+1 AnalMcAnal http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=37#comment32 Do you remember when some chick was in the news of the world (or one of the sunday red tops) claiming that she went out with Nicky Summerbee for a few weeks but he was really lazy and wouldn't take her out anywhere - she said he just wanted to stay in and watch Jerry Springer!Does that sound like the Nick Summerbee you know? Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:45:28 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=36#comment31 reply to no 18Yes training is hard when there is no game. If the international is later in the season then maybe we get away with it.What is the website for? Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:38:49 GMT+1 AnalMcAnal http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=34#comment30 Great blog - love the way you've replied to so many posts.Do you have time to play or watch any other sports?Also, which of your current team mates would you back to make it at the very top level like you did? Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:38:45 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=33#comment29 reply to no 16Well you already named one.Sav was great in the dressing room, IM one of the 500 players who hated him before he was my team mate. but when you get to know him he is a great lad. i still keep in touch with him now.a few others over the years would be paul stewart, nick summerbee, greamme stack and maybe myself Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:34:10 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=32#comment28 reply to no 15 You got it spot on. JJ did one race and went home. He just kept skidding off so he got out of his cart and went. Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:26:16 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=31#comment27 reply tono 14John is topman. A wise old fox let me tell you.And as for ash, he missed out there. I sorted his date out and i was paying for everything and now somebody else is taking her out. USELESS. Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:24:14 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=30#comment26 reply to no 12I wouldnt go that far but we did stop off for a few. Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:20:34 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=29#comment25 reply to no 10Yes I probably did but that was the way back then. I can answer that honestly as i hardley touch the stuff now.Plenty time for that when i retire.At the moment im feeling great about the way i feel not just in games but in general. Clean living is the way forward. Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:18:28 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=27#comment24 reply to no 9I get on with everyone at the club and we have got a great team spirit now. When i was younger i used to socialise with the lads but now i have family all of my time is with them. The likes of tommy spurr and mark beevers are great friends and i know they spend alot of time with each other away from the training ground. Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:14:08 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=26#comment23 reply to no 8Normally it is just one session a day unless we are doing weights in the afternoon. Obvoiusly we start our day by doing a warn up and stretching, then we will pair up and do a fewe skills to get a feel of the ball.Then when the gaffa thinks we are ready, we go into a small sided game or eleven a side where you work on how you are going to play on match day. Corners and freekicks are worked on at the end of sessions. Hope this helps you a bit. Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:09:15 GMT+1 suparochest http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=25#comment22 Enjoying reading your blog Michael, keep up the high standard?It's good to get an insight into what footballers do away from football? a topic for your next blog could be invitations to footballers weddings? you must have attended a few, meeting up with old team mates etc? I've seen your dance moves at Paul Thirlwell's wedding a couple of years back, you're a much better footballer? Take care. Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:07:12 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=24#comment21 reply to no 7Thankyou. Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:03:55 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=23#comment20 reply to no 2Well I know he is working at stoke at the moment and really enjoying it.Im sure he will want to manage again, sooner rather than later. You need characters working in football and he is top of that list. Thu 15 Oct 2009 16:01:33 GMT+1 Michael Gray http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=22#comment19 reply to no 1He knows im only joking. I had a little word with him before my blog went out and we had a laugh about it.Reidy was top man when it came to days out. Thu 15 Oct 2009 15:58:53 GMT+1 bringmethehorizon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=20#comment18 I suggest another title, "A love affair with my masseuse".Jk, great block, entertaining! Thu 15 Oct 2009 14:58:00 GMT+1 mikestar01 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=19#comment17 www.football-journo.comGreat Blog! Just wondering, During the international break, do you guys train harder to make up for not having a match for 2 weeks or do you use the time to re-charge your batteries?www.football-journo.com Thu 15 Oct 2009 14:25:39 GMT+1 cmills91 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=18#comment16 i remember the game against barnsley, the whole team played great! And the thing with Peter Reid, i wouldn't expect anything less. I met Peter last year in Qatar at the Under 21 Asian Cup when he was training the Thailand team and he is a really genuine and sound guy. Shame you left Sunderland... HAWAY THE LADS! Thu 15 Oct 2009 14:06:28 GMT+1 Penners http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=17#comment15 Interesting insight into team banter and how to get the spirit and morale raised in the team. I remember bringing one of my mates along to play when my Sunday league team was short and we were marginally beaten so morale was a little low.My mate got back to the changing rooms first and by the time the rest walked in, he was already completely starkers with a large stick-on ribbon covering his modesty in some Beckham-esque modelling pose across one of the benches. As freakish as it might sound it definitely got a laugh and he quickly became popular with the other lads for his craic. It broke the ice for a lot of new lads and the performances on the pitch improved greatly in the following weeks.Michael, playing alongside the likes of Robbie Savage you'll probably know what I'm talking about... you seen any good pranks etc. in your time? Who would you say was the best for getting a laugh out the lads and lifting morale when things weren't always going well? Thu 15 Oct 2009 13:59:09 GMT+1 wednesdayfan1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=16#comment14 Mickey great blog again mate. Really enjoyed the bit about the go-karting. You told us all who did well but was there anyone who wasnt that great, anyone showing clear signs of cowardice out on the track? As much as I love Jermaine Johnson something tells me getting him out on a go-karting track isn't the best of ideas haha! Nice one again Micky bring home the goods for us this weekend good luck to all the lads! Thu 15 Oct 2009 13:12:10 GMT+1 Jim Greaves http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=15#comment13 Top blog again Mikey.We call John Murray, Murray Mint cos he's a top bloke....! I'll tell you what though he's getting eccentric in his old age...! Don't tell him I said that LMAO..!Oh and tell Ash if he doesn't ask her out I'm gonna beat him to it.Keep up the great blogs mate and I'll be there to watch you on Saturday and Tuesday.Jim Thu 15 Oct 2009 13:07:23 GMT+1 Rear_admiral_Flloyd http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=13#comment12 Hahahaha love the end bit of the blog, quality!! Jeez reading footballers blogs, how I wish I was one, it's always fun (unless you're near the end of your career!). Thu 15 Oct 2009 12:45:53 GMT+1 DB Cooper http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=12#comment11 Is it true that after a bad opening day defeat at Chelsea, Peter Reid made the coach stop at a country pub, and told the players that if they could walk back to the coach they would be fined? Thu 15 Oct 2009 12:19:00 GMT+1 jamminben13 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=11#comment10 Did anybody else think the last three paragraphs were extremely homo-erotic? Or should I begin to worry about myself? Strange for a footballer to seem so metro-sexual!! Good blog though and fun to hear that Peter Reid story in a different way. When I first heard it; it was said that he just took them all down the local pub - now it's Champagne followed by "Romeros" - not quite as working class but funny all the same I suppose. Thu 15 Oct 2009 12:17:44 GMT+1 Irish Owl http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=10#comment9 Very interesting read this week again Mickey....sounds like you have had a great life of it! Like a Sugarduckerton I love that story with reidy and the champagne...would you say at any stage of your career you got a bit too involved in the "drink culture" associated with football players a few years back??Anyway hope the team building helps bring us 3 wins next week (i'd settle for 2!)...I think this week is vital if we are going to challenge for the top six.All the bestIrish Owl Thu 15 Oct 2009 12:10:27 GMT+1 sheffield6owl http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=9#comment8 Mickey, great read again as per usual. Just wondering who you hang out with from the Owls, or otherwise in your free time? Obviously you and Darren Potter came from Wolves so you probably know him the most amongst the Owls lot, but do the players socialise away from Hillsborough and Middlewood Road or just back to their families? Thu 15 Oct 2009 11:04:44 GMT+1 pollyowls http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=8#comment7 Michael - really enjoying the blog.Would appreciate some info on how the training schedule works each week. Do you have one session a day or two? Is there much skills work, or do you play short matches? How much info do you get on the opposition?Finally, how much has this changed over the years.Would give us all an idea what you do on an average non-playing day.Thanks, and don't come back without at least 6 points next week!!! Thu 15 Oct 2009 10:47:57 GMT+1 s17owl http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=6#comment6 quality blog michael.. keep it up, good luck against coventryUTO Thu 15 Oct 2009 10:20:08 GMT+1 Mellors Moobs http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=5#comment5 Great blog Mr Grey,Do you think the tight jeans are the reason Purse has been dropping a few clangers, not enough blood flowing through them !Just going back to the Derby game.... is Laws going to keep to his rant afterwards and go for some changes this weekend? Thu 15 Oct 2009 09:59:27 GMT+1 Relegation Looms Lets Enjoy It http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=4#comment4 You are blessed. You play with Tudgay and Purse everyweek. Thu 15 Oct 2009 09:33:31 GMT+1 BillBobJoeKenny http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=3#comment3 Having grassed up his masseuse I would not be in a hurry to get on the treatment table. Thu 15 Oct 2009 09:28:41 GMT+1 roversnumber9 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=2#comment2 I think he has a soft spot for Rovers, This is a great insight into a footballers life. Thu 15 Oct 2009 09:07:34 GMT+1 tomefccam http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=1#comment1 best blog yet mick. dead decent, wonder why reidy cannot get a PL job these days, why is he being over looked? from what you know of him, do you think he would like to get back into it at PL level, or has he had enough? and why do you reckon nobody will take a chance on him. Thu 15 Oct 2009 08:36:53 GMT+1 SugarDunkerton http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/michaelgray/2009/10/x.html?page=0#comment0 Imagine grassing your masseuse up on your blog for coming in caned all the time... tsk tsk..Thats a good story about Reid though... I think you are right in saying not a lot of gaffers would do that kind of thing anyore which is a shame. Thu 15 Oct 2009 08:01:27 GMT+1