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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #450 on: April 21, 2019, 09:07:55 PM »
having seen them for the 1st time today that first Hull goal is ridiculous.

Indefensible isn’t it? Harder to let it in than save it. He was in line with the ball. Definitely needs to be dropped. We cannot have a paper bag in goal at this point of the season. For whatever reason he’s lost the plot and must be benched.

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« Reply #451 on: April 21, 2019, 09:38:46 PM »
Indefensible isn’t it? Harder to let it in than save it. He was in line with the ball. Definitely needs to be dropped. We cannot have a paper bag in goal at this point of the season. For whatever reason he’s lost the plot and must be benched.

Second goal I agree he could have done better with.  The first goal was a screamer, which isn’t clear from the video.  No-one would have stopped it.

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« Reply #452 on: April 21, 2019, 09:41:18 PM »
Second goal I agree he could have done better with.  The first goal was a screamer, which isn’t clear from the video.  No-one would have stopped it.


You're joking. Any decent keeper would've stopped it. Awful goalkeeping.

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« Reply #453 on: April 21, 2019, 10:13:54 PM »
If people notice... their Goalkeeper  was at fault with all three of ours !
Goalies ay...who'd love em .  :)


Who cares about opposition goalkeepers? They are not our problem. We need to look after ourselves. We need to be better than the rest not just as crap.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #454 on: April 21, 2019, 10:38:20 PM »
If people notice... their Goalkeeper  was at fault with all three of ours !
Goalies ay...who'd love them .  :)

Was sat half way between where the ball was struck and the goal.  It was a really good strike and I maintain that any keeper would have struggled. Agree it looks different on the replay, but it was struck really well. 
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« Reply #455 on: April 21, 2019, 10:41:57 PM »
Was sat half way between where the ball was struck and the goal.  It was a really good strike and I maintain that any keeper would have struggled. Agree it looks different on the replay, but it was struck really well.


It wasn't top corner, it wasn't bottom corner. It should've been saved, it was perfect height for a keeper. Johnstone just completely misjudged it, opened his arms wide and was left flapping at thin air. Do you think Foster would've let that in? Not a chance.

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« Reply #456 on: April 21, 2019, 10:43:19 PM »
Was sat half way between where the ball was struck and the goal.  It was a really good strike and I maintain that any keeper would have struggled. Agree it looks different on the replay, but it was struck really well.
For what its worth the 5 live reporter said it was a wonder strike, the telly can be misleading.

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« Reply #457 on: April 21, 2019, 10:45:07 PM »

It wasn't top corner, it wasn't bottom corner. It should've been saved, it was perfect height for a keeper. Johnstone just completely misjudged it, opened his arms wide and was left flapping at thin air. Do you think Foster would've let that in? Not a chance.
Brendan Foster would have saved it.
Bond has to come in now, could just be the difference.

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« Reply #458 on: April 21, 2019, 10:46:58 PM »
For what its worth the 5 live reporter said it was a wonder strike, the telly can be misleading.


That's obviously gospel then.  ::)

Telly isn't misleading.

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« Reply #459 on: April 21, 2019, 10:49:07 PM »
Brendan Foster would have saved it.
Bond has to come in now, could just be the difference.


I would've brought Bond in games ago. Every keeper makes mistakes but the amount of goals Johnstone is gifting teams is just ridiculous. It's hard, near impossible to defend.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #460 on: April 21, 2019, 10:53:46 PM »
For what its worth the 5 live reporter said it was a wonder strike, the telly can be misleading.

I thought it was a worldie at the time from my view in the Smethwick

Then I saw the footage whilst sitting in Costa Coffee

Poor goalkeeping.

It wasn’t even near the corner which makes it worse - the ball went straight through his flapping hands
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« Reply #461 on: April 22, 2019, 10:36:14 AM »
From the rear of the Smethwick it looked after. Most people around me couldnt work out how it's gone in  looked even worse on TV.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #462 on: April 23, 2019, 12:49:39 PM »
He did fine yesterday for what its worth....

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« Reply #463 on: April 23, 2019, 01:01:02 PM »
He did fine yesterday for what its worth....

Wasn't tested that much from what I heard.

Played every game, had about 2-3 good ones, and looks shot of confidence. If we get a decent offer this summer I'd sell him.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #464 on: April 23, 2019, 01:55:52 PM »
Wasn't tested that much from what I heard.

Played every game, had about 2-3 good ones, and looks shot of confidence. If we get a decent offer this summer I'd sell him.

In fairness the 2 against Hull were indefensible, BUT yesterday he made a couple of very good saves, 1 in particular was excellent (2nd half flying tip around the post, looked in all the way), their player who shot was mortified. He is very inconsistent but hopefully that gets better with age / experience, and not having the woeful Bartley in front of him
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« Reply #465 on: April 24, 2019, 12:39:40 PM »
In fairness the 2 against Hull were indefensible, BUT yesterday he made a couple of very good saves, 1 in particular was excellent (2nd half flying tip around the post, looked in all the way), their player who shot was mortified. He is very inconsistent but hopefully that gets better with age / experience, and not having the woeful Bartley in front of him

Was that the free kick?

He turned into in a good save having taken his initial steps the wrong way.

He did well to recover to tip it round the post.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #466 on: April 24, 2019, 03:51:25 PM »
Brendan Foster would have saved it.
Bond has to come in now, could just be the difference.

Brendan Foster would save every shot without moving an inch, hasn’t that man piled on the weight (btw he’s just about the worst sports commentator ever).

Anyway, can’t see Shan risking a goalie change at this stage of proceedings.

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« Reply #467 on: August 05, 2019, 09:48:50 PM »
Based on some of Sam’s errors with longish range shots last season and the error on Saturday, I really do wonder, and this isn’t being flippant, if he wears contact lenses and has a problem with them during games.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #468 on: August 05, 2019, 09:53:07 PM »
Not flippant at all.
When I change my reading glasses to long distance, it takes time for my eyes to adjust.
I have to sit in my car for at least 10 minutes before things become clear enough to drive.
I don't use contact lenses, but feel that these also need time to re-ajust.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #469 on: August 05, 2019, 09:59:47 PM »
This bloke gives me massive anxiety. 100% not convinced.

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« Reply #470 on: August 05, 2019, 10:01:11 PM »
Would love a proper keeper in ,I really think Johnstone is a liability
If youre going to get told off, get told off for doing something not for doing nothing..

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #471 on: August 05, 2019, 10:06:29 PM »
Should have saved Forests goal, but it took a slight deflection so on balance, he has some mitigation, I think his distribution is very good, so he that goes in his favour, regarding contacts, its possible, his short range shot stopping is normally pretty good.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #472 on: August 05, 2019, 10:15:23 PM »
The next Scot Carson, people will destroy any bit of confidence the lad may have by jumping on any error he makes and slaughtering him, the guy must be on edge constantly. He’s being compared to a bloke 10 years older than him. When foster was Johnstone’s age he’s getting slated for making numerous errors himself but everyone seems to have forgotten that. Give the lad a chance, stop getting on his back at every opportunity and see how he grows.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #473 on: August 05, 2019, 10:27:28 PM »
Generally I feel comfortable with Johnstone but he does appear to have a weakness with long range shots. I am no keeper expert but he looks a little flat footed and slow to move his feet. Hopefully a good coach can improve that side of his game.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #474 on: August 05, 2019, 10:31:09 PM »
Generally I feel comfortable with Johnstone but he does appear to have a weakness with long range shots. I am no keeper expert but he looks a little flat footed and slow to move his feet. Hopefully a good coach can improve that side of his game.

but he looks a little flat footed
A pair of stilettos 👠 would fix that
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