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Author Topic: John McGinn - signed  (Read 269630 times)

Offline eamonn

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2550 on: June 22, 2021, 11:07:32 AM »
The secret of McGinn's arse is now out of the bag, I'm afraid:

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"In Spain, if I collected the ball from the defender, I sometimes had what felt like 10 seconds on the ball. In England, against the English players, you have maybe five seconds before someone tries to remove it from you. In those early games I had for City, I had a little bit of a problem Ė I would take the ball from the defender with my back to the centre circle and then BAM!, the opposition would come from behind and he would dispossess me. This kept happening in those first games. Iím a big man but every game someone would try the same thing when I wasnít looking and BAM! I remember thinking, ĎWhat do I do? Itís impossible to play here!í

What helped me a lot was one of the physios at City who explained it to me very simply. He said, 'Youíre already a big guy, but you need to do something to deal with the shock when people run at you while you control the ball. We need to build your muscles to absorb it. We need to build the strength in your bum and hips.'

It sounds funny, but your bum can be a very important tool when you play football.

Iím sure a lot of you watched England play Scotland last week in the Euros. What impressed me in that game was how disciplined John McGinn was in midfield, taking the ball from defence and protecting it from England players before making the pass.

If you look at a picture of McGinn, you can see he has very powerful legs and hips, and there were times where you could see him get the ball with his back to an England player, smell the danger was coming and then use his bum to shield the ball from them. The bum is important as it can create a moment of space between you and another player so you have more time with the ball."

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2551 on: June 22, 2021, 11:09:34 AM »
The secret of McGinn's arse is now out of the bag, I'm afraid:

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"In Spain, if I collected the ball from the defender, I sometimes had what felt like 10 seconds on the ball. In England, against the English players, you have maybe five seconds before someone tries to remove it from you. In those early games I had for City, I had a little bit of a problem Ė I would take the ball from the defender with my back to the centre circle and then BAM!, the opposition would come from behind and he would dispossess me. This kept happening in those first games. Iím a big man but every game someone would try the same thing when I wasnít looking and BAM! I remember thinking, ĎWhat do I do? Itís impossible to play here!í

What helped me a lot was one of the physios at City who explained it to me very simply. He said, 'Youíre already a big guy, but you need to do something to deal with the shock when people run at you while you control the ball. We need to build your muscles to absorb it. We need to build the strength in your bum and hips.'

It sounds funny, but your bum can be a very important tool when you play football.

Iím sure a lot of you watched England play Scotland last week in the Euros. What impressed me in that game was how disciplined John McGinn was in midfield, taking the ball from defence and protecting it from England players before making the pass.

If you look at a picture of McGinn, you can see he has very powerful legs and hips, and there were times where you could see him get the ball with his back to an England player, smell the danger was coming and then use his bum to shield the ball from them. The bum is important as it can create a moment of space between you and another player so you have more time with the ball."


Well I hope he has insured his arse 

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2552 on: June 22, 2021, 12:47:23 PM »
Maybe he can talk to Beyonce and her people about the right type of deal.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2553 on: Today at 12:54:16 AM »
Unlucky a couple of times tonight with half-chances at crucial times against Croatia. You get the feeling he relishes the more attacking role he has at Scotland with license to get forward. With Buendia and possibly more attacking midfield talent on the way at Villa Park this summer, I sense the shackles we put on him a little bit will continue next season.

 


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