John McGinn update and BMH news

I don’t suppose either subjects are massively important, but it’s news anyway, given that we don’t play again until over a week’s time.
Call it me cynically trying to maintain some interest, if you like. Which is basically what it is and I’m not trying to hide it.

So first off John McGinn has spoken to prince William and suggested that he might be ready in six weeks.
Dean Smith seems to confirm that his protective boot is due to come off, so that’s good.
But I personally think six weeks sounds ambitious.
It seems McGinn is a good healer, but even so it sounds a bit of a push.
Six weeks to be running, maybe, but fully up to speed, ready to play? Well, I’m cynical.
And then of course, there’s the mental effect.
Will the injury mean that McGinn won’t go in for tackles the way he used to, as we all know can affect players?

Personally I doubt it.
McGinn reminds me of one of my all time favourite Villa players and another Scot, in Alex Cropley.
He broke his leg twice while at Arsenal and came back just as willing to put the boot in for us. Indeed it was only(!?) his third leg break that finally finished him off.
He was a crafted player, who had an eye for a decent pass, while being tough with it, all while being only slightly built.
I doubt there’s any footage to see, but if there is, you should have a look.

So hurry back John, we massively miss you!

And then there’s a bit of news about Bodymoor Heath, where it seems there’s some good work going on in improving the facilities.
I can’t say I’m a big fan of the place, ever since the club stopped you going and actually watching the players train without an outsized pair of binoculars and I’ve been a constant critic of our academy which never seems to produce much of note (Grealish apart).
But I do appreciate that it’s where the players do most of their work and needs to kept up to date.
I seem to remember that the last time we refurbed it not long ago, it was called state of the art.
But now, it seems that the gym was small and needed extending?
Hmm, it would seem there was some club PR going on at the time and there probably still is.
Whatever, the fact that we’re improving the facility (albeit that the club has had a payout from HS2, which has probably paid for most of it) is to be commended.

Roll on the important stuff, which is the footy eh?

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    Benno February 5, 2020 at 7:05 pm .

    whats the news on Davis? Is he out again?

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    Holte66 February 6, 2020 at 7:05 pm .

    Feeling a bit bored without games so decided to calculate points for bottom six teams as below. Let me know what you think!

    Norwich remaining games:-
    Liverpool H lose
    Wolves A lose
    Leicester H draw
    Spurs A lose
    Sheffield Utd A lose
    Southampton H draw
    Everton H draw
    Arsenal A lose
    Brighton H win
    Watford A lose
    West Ham H win
    Chelsea A lose
    Burnley H win
    Man City A lose
    Points 12 – Total 30 points

    Watford remaining games:-
    Brighton A draw
    Man Utd A lose
    Liverpool H lose
    C Palace A draw
    Leicester H draw
    Burnley A draw
    Southampton H win
    Chelsea A lose
    Norwich H win
    Newcastle H win
    West Ham A draw
    Man City H lose
    Arsenal A lose
    Points 14 – Total 37 points

    West Ham remaining games:-
    Man City A lose
    Liverpool A lose
    Southampton H draw
    Arsenal A lose
    Wolves H win
    Spurs A lose
    Chelsea H draw
    Newcastle A draw
    Burnley H win
    Norwich A lose
    Watford H draw
    Man Utd A lose
    Villa H draw
    Points 11 – Total 35 points

    Villa remaining games:-
    Spurs H draw
    Southampton A lose
    Sheffield Utd H draw
    Leicester A lose
    Chelsea H draw
    Newcastle A lose
    Wolves H win
    Liverpool A lose
    Man Utd H draw
    C Palace H win
    Everton A lose
    Arsenal H draw
    West Ham A draw
    Points 12 – Total 37 points

    Bournemouth remaining games:-
    Sheffield Utd A lose
    Burnley A draw
    Chelsea H draw
    Liverpool A lose
    C Palace H win
    Wolves A lose
    Newcastle H win
    Man Utd A lose
    Spurs H draw
    Leicester H draw
    Man City A lose
    Southampton H draw
    Everton A lose
    Points 11 – Total 37 points

    Brighton remaining games:-
    Watford H draw
    Sheffield Utd A lose
    C Palace H win
    Wolves A lose
    Arsenal H draw
    Leicester A lose
    Man Utd H draw
    Norwich A lose
    Liverpool H lose
    Man City H lose
    Southampton A lose
    Newcastle H win
    Burnley A lose
    Points 9 – Total 35 points

    So bottom six:-
    15th Bournemouth 37 points
    16th Villa 37 points
    17th Watford 37 points
    18th Brighton 35 points
    19th West Ham 35 points
    20th Norwich 30 points

    So I’m predicting safety for us based on an improvement in our results when Super John McGinn returns hopefully mid March. All speculation of course. 😏

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      Big Fat Ron February 6, 2020 at 9:53 pm .

      We won’t beat Wolves at home, Holte. Traore will tear our whole defence a new one. So we need to find another 3 points, or the ‘new one’ will be stuffed, if you excuse my turn of phrase!

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        nath February 7, 2020 at 5:43 pm .

        you got guts to even try to predict so many fixtures lol so i am not gonna knock your efforts. i looked through and i struggled to find 7 points. i just hope we return from the week off playing better than we did at Bournemouth especially first half. were we lost on application of effort rather than lack of skill.

        target the wins in games like sheff utd newcastle palace and hammers. rest of the games target as the bonus games. we should be good enough to get point at Leicester were we already drew there in cup. only team to really fear is pool and they will be champions long before we play them.

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    Benno February 6, 2020 at 11:07 pm .

    We need to get results at home. If we can put in performances like we did against Leicester, we will stay up. Chelsea, Spurs, etc are all winnable.

    McGinn could be a huge factor for the last 5 or 6 games too.

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    Hitchens60 February 7, 2020 at 8:11 am .

    TalkSport have spoken – they’re computer has us relegated so that’s it then 🙂

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      Hitchens60 February 7, 2020 at 8:11 am .

      *their computer duh!

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    Hitchens60 February 7, 2020 at 10:17 pm .

    See two (ex) Villa players scored for the scum tonight – traitors 🙂

    Hogan (again) and Weiman own goal.

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    Bill Pearson February 8, 2020 at 6:25 pm .

    Watford winning, bottom 3 now.

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