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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #870 on: April 14, 2019, 09:31:39 PM »
Pisser. Be tempted to bench him for the next couple only to be brought on if we’re desperate.

We absolutely need him the playoffs.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #871 on: April 14, 2019, 10:28:27 PM »
Deffo need this situation to be managed. We have enough cover in midfield to go to Bolton and Milwall at home without risking our best player.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #872 on: April 14, 2019, 10:47:00 PM »
Yep we should be able to cement a playoff place without him against them, but if not he’ll have had a rest ahead of games against Leeds and Norwich which will have become shit or bust anyway.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #873 on: April 14, 2019, 10:51:02 PM »
Well as its a potential 3 game ban he can play against Bolton, then if he picks up a booking we pull him out and rest him till the play offs. No booking and he plays the next game. But as soon as he gets a booking he gets subbed so not to risk it. Simple isn't it.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #874 on: April 14, 2019, 10:57:06 PM »
I'd be more inclined to play him until he gets one more booking then leave him out until the play offs. We'll piss Bolton and Millwall with him playing, which should be enough to guarantee the top 6.

I can see why it's tempting to leave him on the bench against Bolton though, particularly if Grealish is back.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #875 on: April 14, 2019, 11:09:55 PM »
Play him on Friday. If he doesnt get booked, play him on Monday. If he does, lock him in a cupboard until the play offs.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #876 on: April 14, 2019, 11:26:27 PM »
I guess the point is to do you still play him against teams we should beat without him or use him to minimise risk of unexpectedly dropping points and risk another card that all but rules him out of the remaining games unless we get desperate.

Personally, given last few games and particularly Rotherham I’d like him to be rested soon anyway as he probably needs it. To me he looked a bit off it on Saturday, until the end when we were defending the 1 goal lead, by his own ridiculous standards.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #877 on: April 14, 2019, 11:28:52 PM »
Play him on Friday. If he doesnt get booked, play him on Monday. If he does, lock him in a cupboard until the play offs.
Thats what I reckon Smith will do

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #878 on: April 14, 2019, 11:34:18 PM »
What does a one match ban for a red do to the tally? Might have a plan involving alioski...

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #879 on: April 15, 2019, 12:35:40 AM »
Pisser. Be tempted to bench him for the next couple only to be brought on if we’re desperate.

We absolutely need him the playoffs.

But isnt this good news, clarification/confirmation that a booking once in the playoffs wont add to the count. Its certainly good news that we wont need to keep discussing it.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #880 on: April 15, 2019, 03:13:16 AM »
Yep thank f**k thats finally cleared up so we can get on with our lives and look forward to supporting all the Villa boys in the playoffs.

Making sure we bag the next 6pts is whats most important at this stage and he will have recovered by Friday, so dont take any risks and play him until he gets booked again.

All being well, we may well have secured our playoff spot by the time we play Leeds or Norwich, so Id certainly be resting/protecting Jack, SJM and Tammy for those games as a precaution if we have that luxury option.


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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #881 on: April 15, 2019, 08:17:41 AM »
I'd certainly rest players vrs Leeds as it's possible we could face them in the play offs.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #882 on: April 15, 2019, 02:58:37 PM »
What would happen if he got a red (for two yellows) in the next game

Does he then only miss the next game (Millwall)

Maybe if we were 2/3 up against Bolton then should we play / bend the rules?

I know it is not in the spirit of the game but what the hell

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #883 on: April 15, 2019, 03:07:35 PM »
I may be wrong but I think it might a ban for the yellows and another for the red. So 4 games.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #884 on: April 15, 2019, 03:18:54 PM »
Its like the nutter on the bus and the boring bloke in the pub rolled into one.

This.