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Author Topic: John McGinn - signed  (Read 176256 times)

Online ChicagoLion

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1830 on: February 24, 2020, 02:42:34 PM »
I think we agree Mr E and as you and many others keep pointing out, it’s not where the problem is and week after week our midfield is an open invitation to attack our defense.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1831 on: February 24, 2020, 03:31:20 PM »
Even when McGinn returns, Hourihane has to start games for me. Despite his shortcomings, the lad knows where the net is.
He does.  But when he's not taking set pieces it's like playing with 10 men.

I know but when you have the most fouled player in the league, it would be useful to have someone that can make that pay.

It's things like that that will be the difference between going down and staying up.

I think that would require a change back to three central midfielders though. I don’t think Hourihane gets around the pitch enough and games bypass him too much to play as one of two midfielders.

I agree, and I think we need to do it as having a back three at present is not making us tight. We may as well carry Hourihane just to have him there for for set piece/edge of box threat than another defender.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1832 on: March 02, 2020, 10:34:38 PM »
John Percy saying that he's looking at Newcastle on 21st March for his return. I'd copy it here but it's behind their paywall.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/03/02/aston-villas-survival-fight-handed-boost-john-mcginn-targets/

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1833 on: March 02, 2020, 10:39:56 PM »
I was hoping he'd be ready for the home game against Chelsea. I have visions of Villa Park going crazy on his return. What a reception he'll get! I guess it will have to be Wolves at home. They won't know where to hide.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1834 on: March 06, 2020, 06:25:53 PM »
Back in full training by the looks of it. Nope, correction, not in full contact yet.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2020, 06:29:17 PM by Ads »

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1835 on: March 06, 2020, 09:52:49 PM »
Back in full training by the looks of it. Nope, correction, not in full contact yet.

They need to make sure the rest of the squad are ready first.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1836 on: March 06, 2020, 11:05:01 PM »
John Percy saying that he's looking at Newcastle on 21st March for his return. I'd copy it here but it's behind their paywall.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/03/02/aston-villas-survival-fight-handed-boost-john-mcginn-targets/

Game cancelled so Wolves it is.

Fancy him to get the winner v Man. United in the run in.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1837 on: March 06, 2020, 11:34:41 PM »
I know "it's the hope that always kills ya", but, genuine question:

Is the return of McGinn really going to get us out of the mire?

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1838 on: March 07, 2020, 12:51:21 AM »
I know "it's the hope that always kills ya", but, genuine question:

Is the return of McGinn really going to get us out of the mire?

Nobody can know for definite, but we've been desperate for energy, drive and goal-threat in his absence. Like Grealish and Mings, he's become fundamental to our play. Him just being on the pitch will make a big difference to us.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1839 on: March 07, 2020, 01:04:17 AM »
I know "it's the hope that always kills ya", but, genuine question:

Is the return of McGinn really going to get us out of the mire?

Well, if you whitewash his last 9 or 10 pre-injury performances (which were mostly dire) and conveniently act like he wasn't playing when we lost to 10-man Arsenal, as well as factoring in a little extra delusional logic that he's somehow going to be a completely different player after a long absence out, then yes, he's going to save us.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2020, 01:05:54 AM by Goldie.7 »

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1840 on: March 07, 2020, 01:45:24 AM »
If Smith deploys him the same way, then no, he is not going to save us.
He will add some energy to the midfield for sure but that is not enough.
To have him available off the bench will be a boost.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1841 on: March 07, 2020, 02:15:35 AM »
I know "it's the hope that always kills ya", but, genuine question:

Is the return of McGinn really going to get us out of the mire?

Another way to look at it:

A fit again McGinn means no Drinkwater.

Not carrying that doofus must boost our survival hopes exponentially.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1842 on: March 07, 2020, 02:55:51 AM »
I know "it's the hope that always kills ya", but, genuine question:

Is the return of McGinn really going to get us out of the mire?

Another way to look at it:

A fit again McGinn means no Drinkwater.

Not carrying that doofus must boost our survival hopes exponentially.
I think he will play Drinkwater unless he has Gironde back on the piss.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1843 on: March 07, 2020, 07:17:43 AM »
I know "it's the hope that always kills ya", but, genuine question:

Is the return of McGinn really going to get us out of the mire?

Another way to look at it:

A fit again McGinn means no Drinkwater.

Not carrying that doofus must boost our survival hopes exponentially.
I think he will play Drinkwater unless he has Gironde back on the piss.

I hate that estuary accent.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #1844 on: March 07, 2020, 07:32:27 AM »
I think we've still got enough to get out of it. Relies on McGinn being fit and Mings, Grealish and Samatta staying fit mind.