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Author Topic: John McGinn - signed (Captain)  (Read 638906 times)

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5250 on: December 07, 2023, 09:38:08 AM »
My MOTM, he is the driving force of this team.
Can any one think of a player you would swap him for right now?
No nor me.


There are a couple of midfielders doing as well as he is, in Kamara and Luiz, but well bugger me, they're ours as well.
Tielmens didnít look too shabby last night either.

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5251 on: December 07, 2023, 09:52:41 AM »
I just wish we could clone him.  If every Villa team for the next thousand years had a meatball running round causing havoc, every other fucker might as well just give up.

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5252 on: December 07, 2023, 11:05:57 AM »
I like the way he positions himself "offside" when we have free kicks close to their goal,  it definitely distracts the keeper and other defenders, not knowing where he will go or do.
When he was distracting Ederson and Konsa's header went over, he had moved away and was completely unmarked towards the back post when the ball was played in.


Last night SJM also had the Ref puzzled when he was dancing in front of Ederson.

Looked as if the Ref was looking for a reason to move SJM out of the way, then realised that there wasn't one.

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5253 on: December 07, 2023, 12:06:41 PM »
I canít quite put my finger on what it is about McGinn. And then I realised along with Tyrone heís the bloodline and the beating heart of the past 6 to 7 years. Signed by Bruce in the Championship, developed by Smith, misused by Gerrard and now being taken to amazing levels by Emery.

I was one of those thinking he couldnít improve and that heíd reached his ceiling but his performance last night was little short of exceptional.

Online VILLA MOLE

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5254 on: December 07, 2023, 12:12:58 PM »
He really looked like iniesta last night

Offline Aldridge Villa

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5255 on: December 07, 2023, 12:15:50 PM »
Ran his socks off like a man possessed last night. Made me recall a great saying by one of this parish that his running style is akin to the first few yards having jumped from a helicopter.

Offline AV84

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5256 on: December 07, 2023, 12:28:15 PM »
I like the way he positions himself "offside" when we have free kicks close to their goal,  it definitely distracts the keeper and other defenders, not knowing where he will go or do.
When he was distracting Ederson and Konsa's header went over, he had moved away and was completely unmarked towards the back post when the ball was played in.


Last night SJM also had the Ref puzzled when he was dancing in front of Ederson.

Looked as if the Ref was looking for a reason to move SJM out of the way, then realised that there wasn't one.

I was just looking through some videos on YouTube from the game and one kid was filming him during that and it's so funny to watch. He's doing star jumps and everything in front of Ederson.

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5257 on: December 07, 2023, 12:29:41 PM »
He reminds me of the Loony Tunes Tasmanian Devil, a whir of dust, him and three opponents and then there he is with the ball at his feet.

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5258 on: December 07, 2023, 12:55:38 PM »
My MOTM, he is the driving force of this team.
Can any one think of a player you would swap him for right now?
No nor me.


There are a couple of midfielders doing as well as he is, in Kamara and Luiz, but well bugger me, they're ours as well.

Tielemans isn't far behind in the last month and JJ coming back will get there as well. Add Bailey given he's often playing in a 4 and we have 6 players across the midfield who are all good enough to make us title challengers in my opinion. If we can keep this up into January and then add a little depth I think most of the league will be very nervous of us, it's insane to think that we are genuinely only 3-4 players away from having a champions league level squad.

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5259 on: December 07, 2023, 01:17:44 PM »
I thought Mings was the perfect captain of the club. And he still would be. But John McGinn has grown into the role and responsibility. Not only has his performances been sensational but heís really taken the duty of captain to another level.

Unai Emery: "They are very good players and when I arrived here they were very good. But sometimes you need a comfortable atmosphere. John McGinn is the example of it. He's a fantastic man and captain. On the pitch he is smiling but he is also so responsible."

Offline OCD

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5260 on: December 07, 2023, 01:44:56 PM »
I like the way he positions himself "offside" when we have free kicks close to their goal,  it definitely distracts the keeper and other defenders, not knowing where he will go or do.

When he was distracting Ederson and Konsa's header went over, he had moved away and was completely unmarked towards the back post when the ball was played in.


Last night SJM also had the Ref puzzled when he was dancing in front of Ederson.

Looked as if the Ref was looking for a reason to move SJM out of the way, then realised that there wasn't one.

😂

We did it against Legia Warsaw too and there does seem to be some merit for doing it.

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5261 on: December 07, 2023, 01:51:18 PM »
At the final whistle he collapsed in a heap totally exhausted - one of the most incredible performances i have ever seen

Simply outstanding

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5262 on: December 07, 2023, 01:54:41 PM »
I like the way he positions himself "offside" when we have free kicks close to their goal,  it definitely distracts the keeper and other defenders, not knowing where he will go or do.

When he was distracting Ederson and Konsa's header went over, he had moved away and was completely unmarked towards the back post when the ball was played in.


Last night SJM also had the Ref puzzled when he was dancing in front of Ederson.

Looked as if the Ref was looking for a reason to move SJM out of the way, then realised that there wasn't one.

😂

We did it against Legia Warsaw too and there does seem to be some merit for doing it.


Look no further than McPhee. Itís all part of the plan.

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5263 on: December 07, 2023, 01:55:21 PM »
Every time I watch McGinn play I think 2.5 million, WTF!

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Re: John McGinn - signed (Captain)
« Reply #5264 on: December 07, 2023, 03:48:09 PM »
Highlights package of Meatball from last night. Just fucking immense

https://x.com/avfcofficial/status/1732788808444260556?s=46

 


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