Date: 10th August 2018 at 2:42pm
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It’s a great day isn’t it Vital Villans? The transfer window has closed, we’ve kept our best players and we’ve brought in a top keeper plus this very good midfielder as well.

Join in the discussion on John here…

The Villa Report pointed out the kind words from Brendan Rodgers

So I went and looked at and Rodgers waxes lyrical about the player we managed to grab from under their noses.

In fact, pretty much everyone I’ve looked at talking about John McGinn is so impressed with him I doubt there is much wax left to be lyrical with.

Brendan Rodgers said: “It’s a great move for him, disappointment for us of course. But he is joining another illustrious club with a great history and wonderful training facilities and a good manager and an opportunity to go play in England.”

He goes on to say the player has developed well over the last few years and at 23 points out he’s at his prime.

“He is very committed to his profession and a very good player. I wish him all the very best.”

Steve Bruce is chuffed to have him, he told the press today he didn’t think a month ago we would have a chance to compete with Celtic, but with the new owners, it has all changed. He says he is a bit different to what we already have in midfield and he is sure he will be a big favourite. “Naturally left-footed, he’s big and strong, can score a goal, he gets about the pitch, tackles people, does all the things a midfielder player of today can do.”

Also in The Herald Scotland Alan Stubbs talks about McGinn saying he’s the “snip of this transfer window.”

Dan1 and Dan2 of The Villa View talk about him as well.

And so onto my expertise and precise analysis of this purchase.

He sounds good.

So there you go.


6 Replies to ““Naturally left-footed, he’s big and strong, can score a goal, he gets about the pitch.” Villa Have The Snip Of The Transfer Window”

  • Great video, John McGinn will be great,the only downside that full back who jumped to Fulham.
    Priorities ,striker from Chelsea, not convinced with the Watford reject, sounds like another Heskey.
    Hope SB,plays the kids and give Bijarns a run and rests Whelan v Wigan.. etc

  • With you there, Laudrup – on all points.

    Unfortunately, I can’t see Bruce playing many U23s. He is very risk averse.

    I must say I do feel sorry for Steer being loaned out. On the face of it, he will always remain a reserve with Bruce at the helm. I don’t think the past injury excuse stacks up and he has effectively relegated Jed down to number three or four in the pecking order, depending on how you read it.

    It does seem that your either in or out with the current manager. He has his favourites and those who will only get a look in if there is a spate of injuries – and some whoo will never get a look in even then. I guess selection must be the manager’s prerogative, but I sometimes feel his decisions don’t always correspond to form and ability.

    At the end of the day, he will hopefully be judged on where Villa finish come the end of season.

  • Excited to see him. I would love to see a CM three of CH (4), McGinn (8) and Jack (10) against Wigan with Green and Adomah either side of RHM. Taylor out/Hutton to LB and Elmo back at RB.

    Way too radical for our clueless manager though!! I am prepared to be frustrated once again and see the same team (other than Steer obviously)!!

  • Agreed regards Bruce having his favorites. That only reason we made the playoff run was because Bruce was forced into changes by injuries and fan pressure.if I remember he was being hounded by the fans to be sacked for the same reasons.
    Loved our transfer to be honest apart from we only needed one keeper.
    Barbie deserves a good run in midfield.

  • Very excited to see this lad, he could be great for us. I love the fact the new owners want to build around youth.

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