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Aiden McGeady Tells Of Hilarious Training Ground Altercation With Thomas Gravesen

Aiden McGeady Tells Of Hilarious Training Ground Altercation With Thomas Gravesen
By Mikey Traynor

Earlier in the week we were in stitches as Aiden McGeady told former Celtic player Si Ferry about the first time he nutmegged Neil Lennon, but now that the second part of the former teammates' chat has been published we're once again laughing at one of the Ireland international's fantastic stories from the training ground.

Thomas Gravesen's time with Celtic was strange if nothing else, but while he didn't make much of a contribution off the pitch, he was well remembered for his antics around the club.

McGeady told an hilarious tale of a time when the Dane called a halt to training to give his teammate a lecture in manners towards somebody taking a shot.

He'd stop training completely. I remember one time, he was just about to shoot, and I'm going "Tommy! Tommy! Tommy!", and he's just went, about to shoot, the leg comes back, and he just then stops the ball.

He's holding someone off, and he's going 'Don't shout when I'm about to shoot, la! I hate it! It's the worst thing in football, I hate it la!"

And I'm like; "Tommy, I'm just shouting for the ball", and he's going; "No! Don't ever shout at the shooter! I hate it!"

Absolute character, man.

He came from Real Madrid as well, and he came to us and played a bit at the start, and then Strachan just completely bombed him.

I was quite close to him though, he used to come and kind of hang about with me, like the two of us were quite close, but I remember another time we were in the dressing room and Strachan's giving a team-talk, he's just finished and I look over at Tommy...

Tommy's sitting in the corner with a newspaper with eyes cut out of it, looking through.

A cracking story, but it's really not done justice without McGeady's impression of Gravesen's unique Scouse/Danish accent.


Gravesen certainly would have expected more playing time having arrived in Glasgow from Real Madrid, but Gordon Strachan did not fancy him and as McGeady said earlier in the interview, from personal experience, once he dislikes a player it can be very hard to get back in his good books.


This clip was from the 2nd part of McGeady's interview with Si Ferry for Open Goal, and you can watch it in full below.


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