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Groom Thanks Aston Villa Captain Jack Grealish Instead Of Wife During Wedding Speech

Groom Thanks Aston Villa Captain Jack Grealish Instead Of Wife During Wedding Speech

An Aston Villa-supporting groom had guests in stitches during his wedding speech when he thanked Villains' skipper Jack Grealish as opposed to the woman he had just married.

In a video doing the rounds on social media, the man gets near the end of his speech and pays tribute to the person who changed his life.

But with his hand on his recently wedded wife's shoulder, he elects to not thank his Mrs - instead giving props to Grealish for his fine form in a Villa shirt.

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"I'd be the first to admit that a couple of years ago I was stuck in a rut and I did wonder what the future held," the groom says, everybody in the room thinking he was talking about his wife.

"My anxiety was at an all-time high, but thankfully one person has changed this.

"Ladies and gentlemen, Jack Grealish for making me believe we can get back to the Premiership."

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Luckily the bloke's other half joins in with the laughter so it seems she is pretty content with Grealish being the most important person in her husband's life at the moment.

To be fair, she can't really have an argument when you look at the the 23-year old's performances of late. Since coming back from injury in March, Villa have won 10 games in a row to climb to fifth in the league and look good value for promotion through the play-offs.

Image: PA
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In his last 15 league appearances, Grealish has scored six goals and registered five assists.

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You have to back to October to find the last time Grealish lost a game in an Aston Villa shirt and his recent performances have led to huge praise from manager Dean Smith.

"He is the best player I have worked with," Smith stated in his recent press conference, as per Birmingham Mail.

He has natural ability but also a strong work ethic and strong mindset that people probably don't see.

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"He's also very well respected in the dressing room. "But he is getting pushed an awful lot at this football club, not just the league, for being the best player.

"I said when I first came in what a talented player Jack was, what he's started bringing to his game now is goals and assists - he's started becoming the player he can be."

Is Jack Grealish the best player outside the Premier League?

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Topics: Football News, Aston Villa, Football, Jack Grealish, Premier League, Wedding, championship, marriage

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.