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Paul McGrath: Building a Villan Legacy!

Started on 22 October 2014 by No1VillaFan / First Post
Latest Reply on 29 June 2015 by No1VillaFan / Last Post
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Oh dear, Villa better not drop any games then, making McGrath unhappy isn't a good idea I think :x

Hopefully you can still get some silverware by the end of the season! :)
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You can definitely still win the EPL, you must get maximum points from the next few matches to really keep the pressure on

Good luck
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McGrath is one kewl cat!!!
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You got this man just keep it up
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Hope you win something for the players sake or McGrath may go on a rampage
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Glenn T Yeah hahaha, I want Villa to win silverware too

TMO Yeah I would like to think so

Tellak Thanks I think I am a kewl cat too :)

BayernAmerica I am going to keep this up.:)

Cappy13I will go on a rampage I tell ya!!

F.A Cup Quarter Final & F.A Cup Semi Final Draw



Even Cabella's goal was not enough

Aston Villa faced off against Stoke City today and looked totally inept in the first half as Villa went down 2-0 at half time through goals. The first goal for Stoke came through Jordan Ayew and was a great crisp strike into the bottom right hand corner after great play between Cabella and Kasami. Paul McGrath was on the touchline screaming at his players but his mood did not get better, if anything it got worse, a lot worse when on the 29th minute Remy Cabella looked to walk around the Villans defence and drilled the ball into the net to make it 2-0.

Villa, who already had lost in the League this month to Q.P.R somehow survived until the break and I am guessing that McGrath made his points in a calm fashion........

So when Villa got one back through an amazing strike by Luka Jovic, the fans finally started to believe again. Villa quickly equalised through Raheem Sterling, he picked the ball up and drilled the ball across the keeper and made it 2-2. Sterling's goal showed Villa fans just how good they could be and with Villa flying now, there looked to be just one winner.


Sterling hits the winner for Villa

Villa peppered the goal through Rondon, Stones and Sandro, but the third goal came when Sterling hit a 25 yard stunner to win game and signal a wonderful end of the tie for The Villans.



There Semi Final draw is yet another semi final against Chelsea at Wembley. This will be the second season in a row that Villa will play Chelsea at the same point in the competition with Chelsea coming out on top last season.
another big ask in the semi final, but im sure youll make it to the final, where youll no doubt choke again ;)

good luck
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Big ask aiganst Chelsea but if anyone can do it it´s you :)
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Big Challenge but I am sure your boys can do it
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Huge game and another good update, better give Rondon better studs for the Chelsea game eh?
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French Squad for European Qualifiers


Stunning location for the home match against Georgia

France and Aston Villa manager Paul McGrath today named his French squad to play Georgia and Turkey in the first of the European Championship Qualifiers.

The match against Georgia will be played at Lyon's brand new stadium Stade des Lumieres and will be manager Paul McGrath's first game in charge where he would have picked the squad to take part. The match is on the 27th of March and in theory should be a easy victory for les bleus.

Then three days later they will play Turkey in Istanbul as McGrath will hope for a 100% record to start but just who is in the squad? Well lets find out.

Goalkeepers


Name/Club/Age/Caps/Goals

Steve Madanda Marseille 33 / 37 / 0
Stephane Ruffier Saint-Etienne 32 / 2 / 0
Hugo Lloris Tottenham 32 / 77 / 0


Will Hugo Lloris be number 1 for McGrath?

Defenders


Dimitri Foulquler Lyon 25 / 9 / 0
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Monaco 29 / 24 / 0
Kurt Zouma Chelsea 24 / 13 / 2
Samuel Umtiti Real Madrid 25 / 2 / 0
Arezki Mkhlouf Man City 18 / 0 / 0
Nicolas Isimat-Mirin Marseille 27 / 1 / 0

Mirin is picked by McGrath

Aymeric Laporte Athletic 24 / 8 / 0
Geoffrey Kondogbia Monaco 26 / 46 / 5
Lucas Digne Tottenham 25 / 37 / 1
Sebastien Corchia 28 / 43 / 0

Midfielders



Paul Pogba Juventus 26 / 63 / 19
Jordan Veretout Monaco 26 / 25 / 2
Clement Grenier/b] Lyon 28 / 23/ 0
Paul-Georges Ntep Lyon 26 / 7 / 3
Antoine Griezmann Bayern Munich 28 / 44 / 10
Jeremy Menez A.C Milan 31 / 65 / 13
Dimitri Payet Marseille 31 / 35 / 1

Strikers


Kingsley Coman Juventus 22 / 13 / 7
Kevin Gameiro Lille 31 / 32 / 9
Karim Benzema Real Madrid 31 / 112 / 37

McGrath's Thoughts


I have named a very defense orientated squad but still with a lot of attacking options. Kingsley (Coman) and Karim (Benzema) are the two challenging for the starting spot against Georgia and I am unsure on who to go with yet. France are blessed with some of the best midfield talent in the world. Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Jeremy Menez to name just three of this incredible seven midfielders that I have called up.


Samuel Umtiti seems to be a favourite of McGrath

I have been able to call Samuel Umtiti up to the French squad for the first time in many months and I have decided to call up 18 year old uncapped defender Arezki Mikhouf. The Man City defender, moved from PSG for £18,000,000 and has been awesome and consistent for the side so deserves his call up.
Umtiti ftw! Good luck against Georgia!
Looks like a quality side still missing some big names tho aren't you?
greta squad here, definitely have the squad to challenge for honors

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