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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1100 on: January 13, 2020, 03:09:32 PM »
He's got chocolate wrists and divers boots

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« Reply #1101 on: January 13, 2020, 04:52:52 PM »
He's got chocolate wrists and divers boots
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« Reply #1102 on: January 13, 2020, 05:29:52 PM »
yesterday Al Habsi (not on the bench) spent nearly all of the warm up stopping shots , Bond (who was on the bench ) hardly warmed up......it’s weird

I have seen this before at hull away and wondered wtf that was about, as you say very strange
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1103 on: January 13, 2020, 07:13:54 PM »
Has he got "distance" eye sight troubles, whereby he can't judge where a ball is going until almost the very end. That is why he stops shots close, but can't seem to know where and what angle the ball is coming from a distance.
His judgement needs to be looked at.

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« Reply #1104 on: January 15, 2020, 01:59:59 PM »
I see our loanee at Plymouth, Alex Palmer, has kept 11 clean sheets so far in 29 games.
The lads 23, so a nice age to get back here.
Might be worth sending Sam to have a look at him, see how its done!
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1105 on: January 15, 2020, 02:25:24 PM »
I see our loanee at Plymouth, Alex Palmer, has kept 11 clean sheets so far in 29 games.
The lads 23, so a nice age to get back here.
Might be worth sending Sam to have a look at him, see how its done!

He rents the flat he is on off one of our girls at work. Had to sort out the TV for him as he struggled to set it up  :-\

He is doing well down there though, there is a couple of Argyle STH's at our place and they think he is excellent
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1106 on: January 15, 2020, 03:20:14 PM »
He rents the flat he is on off one of our girls at work. Had to sort out the TV for him as he struggled to set it up  :-\

He is doing well down there though, there is a couple of Argyle STH's at our place and they think he is excellent

His contract expires in the Summer, so we'll probably let him walk away. We never learn do we? 
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1107 on: January 17, 2020, 06:10:23 PM »
Inconsistency is his problem - some great shot stopping games but then screws it up in many others by letting in soft goals that he could have done better.  Added to this is also the inconsistency of our defence causing us to rarely keep a clean sheet.

Any goalkeeper worth his salt should be in total command of his penalty area which sadly, Sam isn’t and that does not give his defenders a lot of confidence in him.

His goalkeeping coach should have identified his shortcomings long ago and worked on this intensively.

Sack the coach and give Sam a run in the ‘stiffs’ I say.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1108 on: January 28, 2020, 09:51:58 PM »
Whether I’m being harsh I don’t know but i thought the Cardiff free kick seemed to go in slow motion. Disappointing from the goalkeeper for me and reminds me so much of Joe Hart- too slow at times to get across.

Genuinely think we should have gone and got ourselves a goalkeeper this month.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1109 on: January 28, 2020, 09:54:10 PM »
Lower level Champo keeper at best. £6m wasted.

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« Reply #1110 on: January 28, 2020, 09:56:07 PM »
He has got to go he's driving me round the bend now. Regardless of the Cardiff game. He instils no confidence, doesn't command anything. He's shocking. If he plays on Saturday I swear I'll cry.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1111 on: January 28, 2020, 10:04:52 PM »
He has got to go he's driving me round the bend now. Regardless of the Cardiff game. He instils no confidence, doesn't command anything. He's shocking. If he plays on Saturday I swear I'll cry.

I have stood by him and some of the criticism of him is way over the top, but, the confidence of the whole defence looks shot, we need to get back to basics and drop Johnstone now.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1112 on: January 28, 2020, 10:08:12 PM »
I don't know whether he should have saved the free kick but why play it short and put us under pressure?


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« Reply #1113 on: January 28, 2020, 10:10:02 PM »
I don't know whether he should have saved the free kick but why play it short and put us under pressure?
Yes its a good hit from.Tomlin but Johnstone has got his feet all wrong and showing him where to put it .
Enough's enough , Bond needs a go.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1114 on: January 28, 2020, 10:10:56 PM »
I don't know whether he should have saved the free kick but why play it short and put us under pressure?

The options to play short were not there as the Cardiff players had hardly retreated. With Zohore and Austin we would have been better off going long.

Or he could have slowed the game down and just taken the sting out of their attack

The game awareness is appalling
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1115 on: January 28, 2020, 10:11:06 PM »
Needs to be dropped. Positioning for the free kick was awful.  Playing out from the back does not suit us.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1116 on: January 28, 2020, 10:11:42 PM »
I'm more annoyed about their first goal. Just flap a hand at it and knock it to their player. Bond has to start Saturday

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1117 on: January 28, 2020, 10:12:18 PM »
I don't know whether he should have saved the free kick but why play it short and put us under pressure?

Personally I don't think it was really his fault and sometimes I feel he's a scapegoat.

Having said that, on the basis of his performances so far I'd have dropped him about 3 games ago as it seems quite clear at this point that he's error prone whilst Bond looks fairly assured in comparison.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1118 on: January 28, 2020, 10:12:32 PM »
Yeah, I'm in the 'give Bond a chance brigade' too. Johnstone has made some incredible saved this season, but i'm afraid goalkeeping is much, much more than that.
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« Reply #1119 on: January 28, 2020, 10:13:16 PM »
This thread calling for him to be dropped is now 45 pages long and counting. It's been obvious to anyone watching him dispassionately since he signed last summer that he hasn't been good enough. He's consistently 5/10, just what you don't need when trying to achieve promotion.

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« Reply #1120 on: January 28, 2020, 10:14:42 PM »
Remember when Bilic joined and we were all like "thank god he's keeping it simple" time has gone on, they're playing it short and playing it stupid.

Get Bond in and ask him to keep it simple and be aware.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1121 on: January 28, 2020, 10:16:33 PM »
I actually think signing a new keeper should be a priority
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1122 on: January 28, 2020, 10:18:17 PM »
Everyone seemed so much more confident on Saturday with Bond in goal; he's earned a chance surely ?
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1123 on: January 28, 2020, 10:23:33 PM »
Everyone seemed so much more confident on Saturday with Bond in goal; he's earned a chance surely ?


You would think so but Bilic doesn't see it that way he seems.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1124 on: January 28, 2020, 10:30:38 PM »
On the free kick, it was obvious that SJ was so far across to one side that Tomlin was going to put it in the other corner. Tomlin is one of the best free kick specialists, but SJ helped him make his mind up. 
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