Jack Grealish faces £50k fine as Aston Villa probe latest ‘hippy crack’ incident

first_img Jack Grealish in action for Aston Villa Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo says an investigation into an incident involving Jack Grealish is ongoing.The 21-year-old was reported to have held a rowdy late-night party at a Birmingham hotel following his side’s 0-0 draw with Ipswich Town on Saturday.According to the Daily Mail, balloons containing nitrous oxide, known as hippy crack, were found in the room and police were called to halt the bash.It is not the first time Grealish’s off-field behaviour has been called into question.The youngster was forced to apologise to then-Villa boss Tim Sherwood early in 2015 after pictures emerged of him inhaling from balloons.He was subsequently pictured that summer drunk and sprawled out on a road while on holiday in Tenerife.Grealish, who has made eight appearances for the Championship side this season, could be facing a fine of two weeks’ wages – around £50,000 – for his latest indiscretion. 1last_img read more

Paul Hartley: I expect Dundee to maintain level reached at Hamilton

first_imgDundee manger Paul Hartley says his side deserved their win but warned it will count for nothing if they lack fight in their coming games.The Dark Blues ended their winless run at New Douglas Park, claiming a 1-0 win over Hamilton Accies with Paul McGowan’s goal proving the difference.Hartley pointed out how he now expects Dundee to reach these levels from now until the end of the season.“That’s the minimum we expect from them now, the players know that, they’re a great bunch of players to work with – they’re honest, and just haven’t had the results,” he said. “That was a different Dundee and we’re going to be looking for that between now and the end of the season. We have to fight for every result. We might not always win, but as long as I see on the pitch what I saw there I’ll be happy.“I’m delighted for the players – we deserved that, we fought, we stuck together and I’m pleased for the group.“We had a good week, in terms of speaking, and some good stuff on the training pitch. We were all honest with each other, said we’re going to fix it together, and we’re going to fight every week, and every day in training – I don’t mean punches, but to fight together and show a real desire and attitude.“That was a different Dundee team, a team that wanted it, the attitude was great, and all over the pitch, in every department, we deserved that.”last_img read more