Age is not a problem for Albion skipper Greer

Gordon Greer

Gordon Greer

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

GORDON Greer has claimed ageism is rife in football.

The 33-year-old Albion captain has started all five of the matches played by the Seagulls this season in the space of 16 days.

They go to his old club Swindon tonight in the Capital One Cup for the second game of three in a week.

Greer is raring to go if required again by manager Sami Hyypia.

The Scottish international said: “I’m one of the fittest players in the squad.

“Age is no barrier. We talk about racism and stuff in football.

“I think ageism is massive in football.

“People look at older players, that they shouldn’t be out there, but I don’t think age is a barrier as long as you keep yourself fit.

“I’m fit and I’ll keep working hard to keep my place in the team.”

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5:24am Tue 26 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Fortunately Sami has already gone on record as saying that age is not a barrier and that if a player is good enough he is old enough - and I'm sure, if asked, he would confirm that his thoughts are just the same at the other end of the age spectrum.

UTA!!
Fortunately Sami has already gone on record as saying that age is not a barrier and that if a player is good enough he is old enough - and I'm sure, if asked, he would confirm that his thoughts are just the same at the other end of the age spectrum. UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 8

6:52am Tue 26 Aug 14

fatso says...

I want to know why there are no 50 year olds in our team. There is definitely ageism at our club!
I want to know why there are no 50 year olds in our team. There is definitely ageism at our club! fatso
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6:57am Tue 26 Aug 14

elljam says...

I imagine Greer was slow when he was 21 anyway so even though he's now 33 there is probably no difference in his game.
I imagine Greer was slow when he was 21 anyway so even though he's now 33 there is probably no difference in his game. elljam
  • Score: 8

9:03am Tue 26 Aug 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Gordon may not be the best player at our club but he has great attitude and is a good example of how a professional footballer should conduct himself. The rough edges have been knocked of him since Gus signed him and is now a club stalwart and International footballer.
He just needs to keep working hard and have the right attitude, just like any other person in this world and make the most of his abilities. UTA
Gordon may not be the best player at our club but he has great attitude and is a good example of how a professional footballer should conduct himself. The rough edges have been knocked of him since Gus signed him and is now a club stalwart and International footballer. He just needs to keep working hard and have the right attitude, just like any other person in this world and make the most of his abilities. UTA Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 3

9:05am Tue 26 Aug 14

Mayfield sweeper says...

There is no ageism problem at the albion but there has been a major qualityism problem for some time.
There is no ageism problem at the albion but there has been a major qualityism problem for some time. Mayfield sweeper
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1:01pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Piglet1 says...

Mayfield sweeper wrote:
There is no ageism problem at the albion but there has been a major qualityism problem for some time.
There is a quality problem in your posts. How are Eastbourne Borough doing? You must remember you binned your Albion ticket and were joining borough due to lack of signings some two weeks ago now. Have you come back with your tail between your legs, surely not?
[quote][p][bold]Mayfield sweeper[/bold] wrote: There is no ageism problem at the albion but there has been a major qualityism problem for some time.[/p][/quote]There is a quality problem in your posts. How are Eastbourne Borough doing? You must remember you binned your Albion ticket and were joining borough due to lack of signings some two weeks ago now. Have you come back with your tail between your legs, surely not? Piglet1
  • Score: 4
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