John McGinn

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  1. Jul 1, 2019
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    mitchmouse Full Member

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    Who - or what - is a John McGinn? Supposedly we want him from Villa and he will cost £50m. If even close to true, it's total madness. I'm beginning to think someone is just putting names in a hat and drawing them out while wearing a blindfold... I just hope it's not Ole. Among all the youngsters we are linked to, we need some top-class experienced players
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    mitchmouse Full Member

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    MODS: sorry have seen a thread on this guy in the "Football" forum. Didn't think to look there. please delete this if you think appropriate. Thanks
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    André Dominguez Full Member

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    McGinn will be a tonic to this team! (I'll get my coat)
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    Did @mitchmouse just crawl out from a cave? How can you not know who John McGinn is?

    Maybe if we said mcginnio from Villarreal?
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    mitchmouse Full Member

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    sorry but I didn't sit and watch every championship game last season.. or is he up the ballon d'or?
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    Yagami Full Member

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    He's a good midfielder, imo. Like Maddison for Leicester, I reckon he'll settle in at PL level fast and end up being on a lot of teams radar if he stays at Villa.

    For those who don't know him, he's a box to box midfielder. Defensively, he gets stuck in, covers a lot of ground, presses like Herrera. Offensively, he's a good dribbler, is very good at shielding the ball under pressure, has a good pass on him, and is a goal threat with a good long range strike and his deep runs into the box.

    Personally, I'd be all for this transfer right now, but I'm also interested in seeing how he and Grealish cope together against PL level midfields.
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Take out Pogba, and Grealish/McGinn would both walk into our midfield.
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    Yagami Full Member

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    I think so, too!

    Apparently, according to @FootballHQ , they're interested in Phillips from Leeds. Honestly, if they get him alongside keeping Grealish and McGinn, I think they'll have one of the better midfields in the league.
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    WolfInSharp'sClothing Full Member

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    He has good technique and can run and run and run.

    Probably worth £20m, but he's very important to Villa and they don't need to sell, which is where the £50m comes into play.

    It's not what he's worth, but it's what you'd have to pay if you want him. Similar to AWB.
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    This is journalism at its laziest. As you say they just pluck names out of a hat and run stories on them. There is absolutely no hope we will be signing McGinn and for 50 million haha . He cost Villa 3 million a year ago
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    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    He was the most chased after player in Scotland when he was at Hibs, both Celtic and Rangers wanted him but he wanted to play in England so went to Villa and arguably was their best player
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    FlawlessThaw most 'know it all' poster

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    Sounds like there's not much chance we can get him given his importance to Villa and the fee that they would want.
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    Pav1878 New Member

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    Oh come on, this place has gone mental.

    John Feckin McGinn, give me strength!

    This is Liverpool when they signed all those British players and achieved the square root of F all.

    Has anyone stopped to think that surely not all these British players we are signing are going to turn into a Robertson?

    This window is an absolute shambles.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Don't believe this rumour at all personally.

    The Sun also linked us to Brun Larson from Dortmund but I don't see people talking about him either.
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    Reddy Rederson New Member

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    Im convinced. Hope we get him.
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    luke511 Full Member

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    Seriously annoying seeing this £50 mil price tag stick after one Sun article. Bet his agent's buzzing over how easy it is to manipulate the general public.
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    tidraKS New Member

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    Looks like Charlie Adam.
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    What happened to the other McGinn thread?
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    Suv666 Full Member

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    Not United quality. At least not yet.
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    ash_86 Full Member

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    I think it's more to do with the author who wrote the article. Alon Nixon is quite a reliable source for Championship news.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Stop believing every peice of shite you read on the internet. Just because someone has written it, doesn't mean it's true.
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    :lol: the outrage at rumors
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    Raees Legal Guardian of the Football forums

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    I like him but needs to be playing at least a season in EPL to see if he can hack it. If it is a £15m sort of a punt then fine. He’s like a mini Herrera in terms of style but with more forward drive.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Fair enough, can't say I usually look passed the Sun headlines. I'd be very surprised if this happened though, but I imagine we are keeping an eye on how he performs this year.
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    Pav1878 New Member

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    I haven't read that on the internet, it's my own opinion based on what I've seen the club do so far, the names we have brought in or are seriously linked with and the names that are going elsewhere.
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    Looks like I'm watching Craig Bellamy..
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Where are these names we are being linked with coming from then? You're own investigative work? Do you have insider knowledge on the John McGinn rumour?
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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    From what I've seen of him, he's better than Fred, Pereira and McTominay.
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    A9X SJ New Member

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    Was cracking player at Hibs not sure he could make the step up again, Celtic should have stopped being tight & payed the intial fee before he went to Villa
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    Pav1878 New Member

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    Nope, do you?

    What's your point?

    Clearly I'm giving my opinion on this transfer rumour as you are.

    Clearly not having the same opinion as you offends you somehow.
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    LonelyFire Full Member

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    Someone must be in contract discussions....

    In all honesty, he’s nowhere near Utd quality -
    I’ve seen plenty of him from Hibs through to now. He’ll probably do ok in the PL but not the top level.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    If somebody who has played in a cr*p Scottish league and the Championship is better than the players mentioned, it says a lot about why we are where we are.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    The rumour today was that he's going to be discussing a new contract with Villa. Seems like an agent ploy.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    It's not a hard point, is it? You're commenting on transfer stories online, but you haven't read any of it online. You're opinion is literally based on something you're trying to tell me you haven't read. Great stuff.
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    Velvet Revolver Full Member

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    That is expected. I am actually worried about fans who think McGinn is better than pogba in our team :houllier:
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    Incredible reactions, eh? It's not like he might come in for cup games and sub into the league maybe replace someone like Pereira. Nope. Straight into Pogba's spot.
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    Garethw scored 25-30 goals a season as a right footed RW

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    Ole’s transfer list is fantastic, if he was still Cardiff manager.
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    Velvet Revolver Full Member

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    Haha exactly! we live in a weird world
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