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Author Topic: John McGinn - signed  (Read 215378 times)

Offline Smithy

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2130 on: September 23, 2020, 01:36:46 PM »
He didn't play that badly.  Rusty, yes. Below par for his standards, certainly. But it was far from a 'horror show'.

It also didn't help that with Sheff Utd down to 10 men and retreating to their box with everyone behind the ball, it completely nullified his biggest assets; carrying the ball forward and making runs into space.  With most of the match spent with the ball moving side to side in the final third and trying to find a way through two compact banks of four, he was never going to be man of the match. It wasn't the sort of game he is ever going to excel in, even when 100% fit. 

Ironically, given we were camped in their half, someone like Jota would probably have been a better bet - given his lack of pace and mobility wouldn't have been a major issue.  Would have been a brave decision to swap them though!

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2131 on: September 23, 2020, 01:42:34 PM »
If you actually watch the highlight, and yes I realize that is a limited sample size, a lot of our good stuff came through McGinn breaking up play or starting moves. One of our issues as fans with him and Mings is that in our minds elevated them to a status loftier than their actual ability. I think both are adjusting, both are approving, but both have limitations and flaws. McGinn will be fine but heís probably approaching his ceiling. Heís a top tier squad player but for me heís a player we need a superior version of starting each week. I donít know that we are there yet in attracting that level of talent.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2132 on: September 23, 2020, 07:56:42 PM »
I suspect his appetite for the hard yards has declined sharply.  No racism intended but Celts are prone frequently to be tempted by less than full fitness lifestyles.  Many exceptions of course of totally committed Scots, Welsh and Irish players but lots have form for battered Mars bars diets.  He will be back.  Of that you can be sure.

As a Celt, I do my best to embody this statement :-)

I donít know how true a generalisation it is but it does remind me of a story I heard from a mate who played for Wales about how John Hartsonís pre match meal was spaghetti bolognese with a fried egg on top.
My absolute favourite meal is half a deep fried pizza & chips, with battered mars bar & vanilla ice cream for pudding.

Only have it once a year, but my word it's the best day of that year. Usually from a chippy on Queensferry Rd coming out of Edinburgh, which has red white & green neon lights outside, not sure of the name but it's been there for years.

Assuming it's a takeaway, it gets washed down with a bottle of Buckfast. Obviously. :D

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2133 on: September 28, 2020, 09:20:38 PM »
McGinn's form isn't just a rut any longer. Was tried in at least three different positions tonight and was rubbish. Putting passes out of play when under no pressure. Not showing for possession, not taking players on, not breaking into the box.

If ever there was a player that needs competition for his place it's McGinn.

Well done SJM, back to his best tonight. Will be tougher games ahead but you could visibly see his confidence lifting as the game went on.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2134 on: September 28, 2020, 09:22:54 PM »
He needed a game like that. Looked like the SJM of old.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2135 on: September 28, 2020, 09:28:02 PM »
McGinniesta was excellent tonight.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2136 on: September 28, 2020, 09:29:48 PM »
He started to do the whole receiving the ball, turn and drive forward which he was so good at before the injury.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2137 on: September 28, 2020, 09:31:28 PM »
Really good tonight.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2138 on: September 28, 2020, 09:35:57 PM »
That was a smart lay off for Conor to score. Welcome back John.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2139 on: September 28, 2020, 09:37:19 PM »
Said in interview on 5 live he was playing in pain post lockdown. Still says he's a few games off his best form.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2140 on: September 28, 2020, 09:51:44 PM »
Iíd look to tie him down to a new deal now. Didnít he sign a new 4 year at the beginning of last season? Heís coming up to 26, in his prime, letís not let him get to the final 2 years.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2141 on: September 28, 2020, 10:17:11 PM »
Really good tonight.
Yes super was great.
His only blot was the senseless yellow for running round reckless and throwing  himself unacceptably into a tackle

Offline richtheholtender

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2142 on: September 29, 2020, 07:23:58 AM »
Really good tonight.
Yes super was great.
His only blot was the senseless yellow for running round reckless and throwing  himself unacceptably into a tackle




That the one on Bryan? On the subject of that prick, is it worth forgetting the fact her stupidly rejected us and have a punt on signing him?

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2143 on: September 29, 2020, 07:49:30 AM »
I thought Bryan played well for them , the plonker

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2144 on: September 29, 2020, 08:13:18 AM »
Really good tonight.
Yes super was great.
His only blot was the senseless yellow for running round reckless and throwing  himself unacceptably into a tackle

He wasn't reckless at all, that knob had left one on him earlier in the game and he gave it him back.

 


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