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Offline algy

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Re: Paul McGrath - don't worry
« Reply #480 on: March 31, 2021, 12:22:14 PM »
I was possibly too young to understand/ask, but were true extend of his off field issues known whilst at the club?
I remember asking my dad why Paul McGrath wasn't playing against Exeter in that FA Cup match, and he said something about him having probably been drinking the night before.  So I'd guess it was semi-well known that he at least had some troubles off the pitch.

As was said before, his real 'weakness' was that he didn't realise/appreciate just how good he was, and maybe how deeply he was (and still is) loved.  It's also IMO why it's not really on buying the big man alcoholic drinks.   I mean, he most certainly deserves them, but it also must act in a way to bolster that 'not good enough' feeling inside, that alcohol is what makes him popular & great.  I'm no teetotaller, but booze really can be the devil incarnate.  It can very easily warp the mind in to thinking that way.

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Re: Paul McGrath - don't worry
« Reply #481 on: March 31, 2021, 12:45:01 PM »
It was known that he had a problem but it was only long after he retired that the full extent became known. The QPR match when he was drunk for example, that was never public knowledge until he admitted it himself. Anyone who buys him alcohol should be imprisoned.

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Re: Paul McGrath - don't worry
« Reply #482 on: April 02, 2021, 10:46:44 PM »
Caught up on the Jack Charlton documentary film tonight.
A good insight into the man himself. Good to see Paul McGrath talking on it and some other Villa players from that era featuring too. Ooh aah Paul McGrath!

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Re: Paul McGrath - don't worry
« Reply #483 on: April 02, 2021, 10:56:34 PM »
Caught up on the Jack Charlton documentary film tonight.
A good insight into the man himself. Good to see Paul McGrath talking on it and some other Villa players from that era featuring too. Ooh aah Paul McGrath!

Caught the repeat on Virgin Media. From a McGrath perspective he seems to be in a much better place now than when he was at the height of his powers. How many ex-pros can say the same and from what I saw in the documentary he has Jack Charlton to thank in part for that.

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Re: Paul McGrath - don't worry
« Reply #484 on: April 03, 2021, 01:54:04 PM »
Just seen the McGrath interview on YouTube. Talking Charlton, Ferguson and being a Villa fan. Still unreal how he is so shy and embarrassed by the adoration he receives.

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Re: Paul McGrath - don't worry
« Reply #485 on: April 03, 2021, 07:32:45 PM »
‘Mcgrath wouldn’t train all week because of his knees
On Saturday he’d play and was man of the match every week’
Paul Merson

The man was a walking miracle
I know it’s been said a million times before
 but his performance in that game against Italy must be the greatest performance of any central defender of all times
« Last Edit: April 04, 2021, 10:17:09 AM by john e »

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Re: Paul McGrath - don't worry
« Reply #486 on: April 03, 2021, 07:34:57 PM »
Just seen the McGrath interview on YouTube. Talking Charlton, Ferguson and being a Villa fan. Still unreal how he is so shy and embarrassed by the adoration he receives.

I've just seen it too. He looks and sounds really well, which is obviously great to see. The interviewer was abysmal though.

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Re: Paul McGrath - don't worry
« Reply #487 on: April 03, 2021, 07:36:18 PM »
Been mentioned before, but the really incredible thing about the Italian performance was he was only 60 per cent fit. Couldn't raise his arm above his shoulder due to an injury he picked up around the time of the final against Yanited.

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Re: Paul McGrath - don't worry
« Reply #488 on: April 11, 2021, 04:37:30 AM »
Good interview with Him here:


If anyone fancies the interviewer, I saw her first.

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Re: Paul McGrath - don't worry
« Reply #489 on: April 11, 2021, 09:07:49 AM »
Good interview with Him here:


If anyone fancies the interviewer, I saw her first.

Lucy Kennedy.  Not sure but I think she's an ex partner of Shane Long, some footballer anyway. 

 


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