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Offline danno

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2115 on: September 23, 2020, 01:31:07 AM »
Fuck me, he's had two major injuries to get over before being rushed back in, give him time.

He's class, he'll get there.

Rushed back in?!  He was back in training in March and played his first competitive league game in June!!!

He's then played just as much first team football as everyone else for the past six months.

I get that he's a fan favourite but how long does his free pass last?!

He broke his ankle again in March.

According to who?

He gave an interview in May and never mentioned it - https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/sport/18480525.scotland-aston-villa-star-john-mcginn-says-horror-ankle-break-nearly-bad-facing-relegation-st-mirren/

Took some finding but... yes he did have two injuries.

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/aston-villa/2020/08/03/fitness-will-be-the-key-for-aston-villa-midfielder-john-mcginn/

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The Scotland international was sidelined for around five months in total after first fracturing his left ankle in December and then suffering a stress fracture in the same leg, just before the Premier League was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2116 on: September 23, 2020, 01:40:32 AM »
He's been tweeting about the size of his aubergine today. Might do him good switching from Irn Bru to vegetables.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2117 on: September 23, 2020, 07:22:33 AM »
Fuck me, he's had two major injuries to get over before being rushed back in, give him time.

He's class, he'll get there.

Rushed back in?!  He was back in training in March and played his first competitive league game in June!!!

He's then played just as much first team football as everyone else for the past six months.

I get that he's a fan favourite but how long does his free pass last?!

He broke his ankle again in March.

According to who?

He gave an interview in May and never mentioned it - https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/sport/18480525.scotland-aston-villa-star-john-mcginn-says-horror-ankle-break-nearly-bad-facing-relegation-st-mirren/

Took some finding but... yes he did have two injuries.

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/aston-villa/2020/08/03/fitness-will-be-the-key-for-aston-villa-midfielder-john-mcginn/

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The Scotland international was sidelined for around five months in total after first fracturing his left ankle in December and then suffering a stress fracture in the same leg, just before the Premier League was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Thank you. Now book em' danno.

Offline sid1964

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2118 on: September 23, 2020, 07:34:54 AM »
I think he will be the next to get a new 4 year contract

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2119 on: September 23, 2020, 08:05:30 AM »
Smith needs to back his words with action - another horror show next Monday and McGinn needs to be dropped. Competition is what will propel us forward and we canít carry midfielders no matter what went before

And replaced with.....?

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2120 on: September 23, 2020, 08:11:06 AM »
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.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2121 on: September 23, 2020, 09:03:09 AM »
This quote is from mid-July:
Midfielder John McGinn is still building up his fitness after Smith revealed he sustained a thin break in his shin prior to the cancelled fixture against Chelsea on March 14.

"Prior to lockdown we were due to play Chelsea on the Saturday," Smith explained. "John was fit to play and he was going to be on the bench, but then earlier in the week he started to feel his shin. We sent him for a scan and we found another stress fracture, which put him out for another six weeks.

"He didn't train during the lockdown but once we came back to small group training he was back. He's been playing catch-up and it's been very difficult. It can take a while to get back up to speed but heís certainly getting there now."

From Meaning Evil article on 14th July
« Last Edit: September 23, 2020, 09:08:38 AM by Tony Boucher »

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2122 on: September 23, 2020, 09:05:01 AM »
Smith needs to back his words with action - another horror show next Monday and McGinn needs to be dropped. Competition is what will propel us forward and we canít carry midfielders no matter what went before

And replaced with.....?
I'm looking forward to the answer :)

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2123 on: September 23, 2020, 09:23:24 AM »
Smith needs to back his words with action - another horror show next Monday and McGinn needs to be dropped. Competition is what will propel us forward and we canít carry midfielders no matter what went before

Another horror show? Blimey, he wasn't that bad.

Offline darren woolley

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2124 on: September 23, 2020, 09:35:00 AM »
Smith needs to back his words with action - another horror show next Monday and McGinn needs to be dropped. Competition is what will propel us forward and we canít carry midfielders no matter what went before

Another horror show? Blimey, he wasn't that bad.

I agree Clampy.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2125 on: September 23, 2020, 09:38:18 AM »
I think he will be the next to get a new 4 year contract

Me too. Smith always speaks highly of him. 

If Rodgers still loves him too, imagine swapping him for one of Leicester's midfield juggernauts.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2126 on: September 23, 2020, 10:10:04 AM »
Smith needs to back his words with action - another horror show next Monday and McGinn needs to be dropped. Competition is what will propel us forward and we canít carry midfielders no matter what went before

And replaced with.....?
I'm looking forward to the answer :)

I only agree on the competition bit. But I think McGinn will reach level of consistency again .
Don't forget he's a ball carrier and makes runs rather than someone who gets on the ball passing it around like Pirlo. So he can look like he's not involved

But yes a midfielder to come in for competition would be great however it's the same all round
Paul Merson once said :
"You can go for £50-60m now, three bad games and youíre out of the team"

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2127 on: September 23, 2020, 12:36:37 PM »
Smith needs to back his words with action - another horror show next Monday and McGinn needs to be dropped. Competition is what will propel us forward and we canít carry midfielders no matter what went before

And replaced with.....?
I'm looking forward to the answer :)

Me too!

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2128 on: September 23, 2020, 12:42:52 PM »
Not having a decent game is now a horror show is it?

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2129 on: September 23, 2020, 12:47:50 PM »
'Horror show' is an over-exaggeration, but he was certainly poor.

 


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