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1 hour ago, Dr_Pangloss said:

I think so but that's concerning, he shouldn't be. I have a hunch that maybe his lifestyle isn't amazing, seems to like a drink.

Played every minute for us and what six or 7 games for Scotland as well. 

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Looks completely knackered to me?  Needs a two week break now or we should consider a change for the Newcastle game. 

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1 hour ago, Dr_Pangloss said:

I think so but that's concerning, he shouldn't be. I have a hunch that maybe his lifestyle isn't amazing, seems to like a drink.

This is a bit random. Any evidence for this or just made up speculation? 

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35 minutes ago, tom_avfc said:

This is a bit random. Any evidence for this or just made up speculation? 

It's fairly clear from the post that I'm speculating, hence have a hunch. 

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I'm hoping it is tiredness because a few weeks ago McGinn would have been everywhere, today he was poor in possession, poor with his passing and borderline unacceptable with his tracking. The second goal was horrific; there were a few lazy efforts to deal with the attack, but McGinn stood out as just drifting slowly back rather than busting a gut to try and cut out the danger. Spectator today.

I'm a massive fan of McGinn but today was just horrible. Should have been hauled off far before Nakamba who was our best player today. With Grealish out, Hourihane should be straight back in - today's three just don't work well together.

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1 hour ago, Dr_Pangloss said:

It's fairly clear from the post that I'm speculating, hence have a hunch. 

I have more than a hunch that he’s a top professional, as shown by 90% of his performances for us. Even Smith remarked recently that he likes the quiet life away from the pitch. Not all Scots are like Ross MacCormack.

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I think since we are struggling that he is trying too hard to get into games which means he is knackered early on

Think with Jack in the team he is 5 times the player

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2 minutes ago, Zatman said:

Think with Jack in the team he is 5 times the player

He misses Jack big time. The link up with between the two of them and also the fact that Grealish will attract a couple of players allowing the other forward thinking players we have more time and space.

I don't think it is tiredness. He played more games in the Championship last year and ran miles and himself into the ground in all of them and still had plenty in the tank at the end of a long season. He has had a dip but will come again.

 

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Even god had the occasional off day . He was poor today but so was everyone else and he can’t be a maradona week in week out . 

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Needs to develop an unspecific injury and withdraw from the Scotland squad.  He's totally knackered. 

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I really want to understand how and why he goes missing in games.

One thing for sure; he needs a damn rest. Can't Smith see that?

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Micah Richards-esque play for their second goal. Completely antithetical to his game to be honest. He had to have been too knackered to even attempt to catch Traore up.

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2 minutes ago, Keyblade said:

Micah Richards-esque play for their second goal. Completely antithetical to his game to be honest. He had to have been too knackered to even attempt to catch Traore up.

Neil Taylor's fault. McGinn desperately trying to not give him the ball as he knows he'll lose it. He had to and he did.

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1 minute ago, Tomaszk said:

Neil Taylor's fault. McGinn desperately trying to not give him the ball as he knows he'll lose it. He had to and he did.

This is so wrong to say on so many levels

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Just now, Tomaszk said:

Neil Taylor's fault. McGinn desperately trying to not give him the ball as he knows he'll lose it. He had to and he did.

It was a very poor pass. That one's on McGinn. 

Still he should have tried to do something about Adama. He might as well have just stood still.

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McGinn suffering from the "plan" to sprint around as much as you can directly at the ball for the first 30 mins of every match.

He leads the charge and is shot for the rest of the game. Tell Gueye, Kante and Steven Gerrard in his pomp to do that and they'd be knackered as well. It's a silly idea being carried out terribly by all.

We'll go down if that's what the plan is, and it does seem to be that at the moment. 4-3-3 every match, incredibly advanced, sprint as hard as you can in a straight line at the ball. Hope to be 4-0 up by half time.

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He was playing way too far forward yesterday. He isn't a CAM. He needs to be in the thick of it. Didn't help he got a yellow in the first 15 minutes

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2 hours ago, villalad21 said:

Doesn't look the same when Jack isn't playing.

Agreed, not been at his best last few games although I do think hes knackered as well which doesn't help. Tried to do too much, few times yesterday could have played simple pass but ended up losing it.

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