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Offline purpletrousers

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1545 on: October 21, 2019, 11:22:29 PM »
I think in time unless we break into the top 6 the pressure to really go for it will be too much for him and Tyrone. I think jack will be our Matt tiss

Maybe you are right, but with the personalities these guys seem to have, the progress theyíve made together, the joyous way we came up and *they* were both so pivotal in making history, excelling for club and country, both so loved, the unadulterated fun they seem to have had at times, John being mates with Jack, I think weíve got the best chance for that extra bit of loyalty.
Of course Iíll always be the naive optimist, but I think I can judge a character too and I donít think theyíll be off at the first sniff, and we certainly donít need to let them go.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1546 on: October 21, 2019, 11:25:03 PM »
And itís so damn good to be able to type that, to believe it even if Iím wrong. Weíve had our share of those not delivering or even trying, but itís just wondeful to have multiple players we love.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1547 on: October 22, 2019, 09:51:12 AM »
And itís so damn good to be able to type that, to believe it even if Iím wrong. Weíve had our share of those not delivering or even trying, but itís just wondeful to have multiple players we love.

It's been a long long time since we've loved players, great isn't it?

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1548 on: October 22, 2019, 01:10:59 PM »
And it’s so damn good to be able to type that, to believe it even if I’m wrong. We’ve had our share of those not delivering or even trying, but it’s just wondeful to have multiple players we love.

It's been a long long time since we've loved players, great isn't it?

What an excellent point - we really do seem to have "our" club back and the players seem to be every bit a part of that

Long may it continue

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1549 on: October 22, 2019, 04:46:00 PM »
In terms of value and impact, Villa's best signing since...? I'm struggling to think.  Maybe Barry?

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1550 on: October 22, 2019, 04:49:26 PM »
In terms of value and impact, Villa's best signing since...? I'm struggling to think.  Maybe Barry?

Barry didn't make an 'instant' impact as he was a kid.  McGinn certainly has.  I'm thinking maybe Dublin?

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1551 on: October 22, 2019, 05:29:16 PM »
Bent made quite an impact after signing, scoring goals pretty much straight away.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1552 on: October 22, 2019, 05:34:57 PM »
Bent cost the best part of £20m... and you are correct about Barry of course, Dave, his impact was longer term.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1553 on: October 22, 2019, 06:48:13 PM »
In terms of value and impact, Villa's best signing since...? I'm struggling to think.  Maybe Barry?

I have always thought in my time supporting the greatest team in the world that the signing of Ray Graydon had the most impact. A part exchange deal involving Brian Godfrey seemed to me to be the catalyst in the revival of Villas fortunes from the dark days of Div 3.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1554 on: October 22, 2019, 06:58:17 PM »
Maybe John Carew - a simple swap for Milan Baros & an instant hero.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1555 on: October 23, 2019, 11:42:35 AM »
David Platt, or maybe even Peter Withe.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1556 on: October 23, 2019, 12:46:41 PM »
YES Dave!!  Platt! This is exactly the sort of impact I was trying to pin down.  However didn't he cost something in the region of £250k? Which for the time was a substantial transfer fee.  This signing is incredible when you consider the price tag he was wearing on arrival, it is as if we have signed the footballing equivalent of Paddington Bear!

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1557 on: October 23, 2019, 03:12:28 PM »
SGT signed Platt for £200000 which was probably a bit more than he wanted because Steve Harrison, who had been assistant manager at Villa but had left to take over at Watford (and had scouted Platt with SGT) offered £150000.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1558 on: October 23, 2019, 04:51:43 PM »
Why would McGinn want to drop down the table by signing for Man U?

For the Michelin starred restaurant in Manchester.

FIFY. Theyíve got one at last.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1559 on: October 23, 2019, 05:32:00 PM »
Why would McGinn want to drop down the table by signing for Man U?

For the Michelin starred restaurant in Manchester.

FIFY. Theyíve got one at last.

Iím going soon, Iíll report back.

 


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