collapse collapse

Please donate to help keep this site going.

Recent Topics

When I was thirty-five by dcdavecollett
[Today at 12:26:08 AM]


Penalty taker by PeterWithe
[Today at 12:16:59 AM]


The Squad - Upgrades/Additions Needed? by dcdavecollett
[Today at 12:06:59 AM]


Wesley Moraes - signed (confirmed) by eamonn
[December 03, 2020, 11:52:38 PM]


Gabby Agbonlahor by tomd2103
[December 03, 2020, 11:21:07 PM]


January Transfer Window by Londonvilla
[December 03, 2020, 09:05:02 PM]


When I was thirty-five by dave.woodhall
[December 03, 2020, 09:04:33 PM]


Gordon Cowans by Damo70
[December 03, 2020, 08:57:38 PM]

December 03, 2020, 09:02:57 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 153 | Comments: 4

It was a very good year, it wa...
November 30, 2020, 02:14:45 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 329 | Comments: 3

It was a very good year. It wa...
November 28, 2020, 04:35:47 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 251 | Comments: 0

Long -time H&V stalwart Simon ...
November 26, 2020, 05:50:55 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 884 | Comments: 13

Coming to Villa Park in Octobe...
November 23, 2020, 04:23:08 PM by dave.woodhall | Views: 631 | Comments: 4

These days a ten year old is l...

Follow us on...

Author Topic: John McGinn - signed  (Read 221737 times)

Offline Clampy

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 24096
  • Location: warley
  • GM : PCM
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2055 on: July 12, 2020, 12:27:42 PM »
As I put in the Smith thread , he suffered another stress fracture before we where due to play Chelsea before the Covid break.He couldnt train during lockdown  he has been thrown in with hardly any training that's why he looks so off the pace

Where has that story come from?

Smith has said so himself. It explains why he's looked so off the pace if he's hardly trained.

Offline David_Nab

  • Member
  • Posts: 4223
  • Location: Luton
  • GM : 24.12.2015
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2056 on: July 12, 2020, 12:30:32 PM »
As I put in the Smith thread , he suffered another stress fracture before we where due to play Chelsea before the Covid break.He couldnt train during lockdown  he has been thrown in with hardly any training that's why he looks so off the pace

Where has that story come from?

Telegraph behind paywall

Offline David_Nab

  • Member
  • Posts: 4223
  • Location: Luton
  • GM : 24.12.2015
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2057 on: July 12, 2020, 12:31:46 PM »
As I put in the Smith thread , he suffered another stress fracture before we where due to play Chelsea before the Covid break.He couldnt train during lockdown  he has been thrown in with hardly any training that's why he looks so off the pace

Interesting. So I guess in normal circumstances he'd have been ruled out for the season. I assume with the lockdown he simply couldn't do any rehab at training ground for two months.

He's miles off the pace and shouldn't be starting. I really doubt anyone is going to come in with 20m + bids. Remember he did sign a new deal last August.

Yeah would of been out for season, from what I can gather with a stress fracture the most he would be able to do is cycling /swimming.

Offline themossman

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10083
  • Location: Bristol
  • GM : 22.02.2021
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2058 on: July 12, 2020, 01:17:04 PM »
You canít blame the management for a professional footballer letting himself go and becoming a lard arse.  You can blame them for thinking itís a good idea to bring him into vital PL games looking like said lard arse.

My point is that weíve snookered ourselves and despite having the jan window to solve the issue was ended up with a replacement so useless that he canít get on the bench when McGinn is barely able to cover 5 yards to get on a pass after half an hour.

Of course the players are to blame for being out of shape and/or a bad presence in the squad.

But why the hell are we having to pick between two players so hopelessly ill equipped to do a job in such a key position? That bit isnít their fault.


Offline Ian J

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 8143
  • Location: Back home in the Shire
  • GM : 11.09.2021
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2059 on: July 12, 2020, 01:44:10 PM »
So we couple weíll be on the way to fucking up one of our best players for next season?

Offline Steve67

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 8034
  • Location: Down south now. Born in Aston.
  • GM : 01.12.2021
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2060 on: July 12, 2020, 05:36:09 PM »
Much better performance today from SJM.  Much more drive and energy.

Offline Nii Lamptey

  • Member
  • Posts: 1266
  • Location: Kidderminster
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2061 on: July 12, 2020, 05:41:40 PM »
Thought he performed better than Man Utd game, but still a shadow of his former self. Looked knackered at HT but not going to criticise his effort today... much better. 👍🏼

Offline themossman

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10083
  • Location: Bristol
  • GM : 22.02.2021
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2062 on: July 12, 2020, 05:57:40 PM »
Better today. Should have been subbed but looked up for it, covered a decent amount distance and attacked a lot more.

When Samatta missed that header SJM was up there next to him.

Offline West Derby Villan

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9634
  • Location: Turn left junction 21A
  • GM : 09.05.2021
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2063 on: July 12, 2020, 06:42:42 PM »
Better today. Should have been subbed but looked up for it, covered a decent amount distance and attacked a lot more.

When Samatta missed that header SJM was up there next to him.

Yeah a lot better today and still running at the end.

Offline OCD

  • Member
  • Posts: 28766
  • Location: Stuck in the middle with you
    • http://www.rightconsultant.com
  • GM : May, 2012
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2064 on: July 12, 2020, 07:00:10 PM »
Interesting that he had another stress fracture as he had looked off the pace. Promising for the last 3 games that he's looked better in the last 2 games.

Offline ozzjim

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 27656
  • Location: Here.
  • GM : 14.09.2017
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2065 on: July 13, 2020, 07:56:48 AM »
2 pretty bad injuries then back to back is going to take a while to get over. No friendlies or real warm up period before the re start despite being longer than a normal summer break won't have helped, and Mcginn clearly hasn't got the fitness levels he had pre injury. I hope he stays next season and is the driving force of the side to come back up.

Offline dicedlam

  • Member
  • Posts: 2781
  • GM : Jan, 2013
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2066 on: July 26, 2020, 07:35:29 PM »
He was fantastic today.

Offline Rudy65

  • Member
  • Posts: 3821
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2067 on: July 26, 2020, 07:36:21 PM »

Offline Monty

  • Member
  • Posts: 18147
  • Location: El Alamein.
  • GM : 26.08.2019
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2068 on: September 02, 2020, 10:31:48 AM »
So I've developed a minor obsession with the idea of moving SJM to a kind of inside right forward position in a 4-2-3-1. This would free up Jack to play at no 10 while still having some solidity in midfield behind him (Luiz and Conor staying deep, for instance), and also would solve one of our wide-forward problems by allowing McGinn to do what he does best - get the ball, run at defences, get into goalscoring positions, and pester opposition defenders off the ball without worrying about leaving a huge gap in the middle of the pitch.

Offline OCD

  • Member
  • Posts: 28766
  • Location: Stuck in the middle with you
    • http://www.rightconsultant.com
  • GM : May, 2012
Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2069 on: September 02, 2020, 11:05:12 AM »
if either Nakamba steps up a level or we can find a sitting midfielder who's on a par with Luiz so that we can have the option of 2 defensive midfielders, it would give us options with the formation.

 


SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal