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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1975 on: October 17, 2020, 02:37:19 PM »
Johnstone is not great by any stretch of the imagination however he’s better than Pickford.

Barmy. Pickford kept that respectable.
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« Reply #1976 on: October 17, 2020, 02:44:23 PM »
Barmy. Pickford kept that respectable.

Have to agree with you there Lee, he was outstanding today and my MOT.

Now, had Adrián been in goal for Everton, they definitely would have lost as he really is no better than Sam
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« Reply #1977 on: Yesterday at 08:41:36 AM »
Good performance last night by Sam, a couple of flaky moments early on, but seemed to grow into the game. 2 excellent saves which contributed greatly to taking a point.
It must have helped his confidence having Ivanovic (who was imperious) in front of him.

well done Sam, keep it up son.
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« Reply #1978 on: Yesterday at 08:48:26 AM »
Did well last night. Probably helps him having two deeper centre halves in front of him who will win headers more often than not. That is something Ajayi is particularly weak on and when Bartley heads the ball he's no idea what direction it's going in. Ivanovic and Hegazi are much better in that respect.

Johnstone is good at reflex goalkeeping so we have to protect his weaknesses as much as we can.

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« Reply #1979 on: Yesterday at 10:02:54 AM »
Sam had a reasonable game last night, but when you looked at the other goalkeeper, who commanded and dominated his box, collected high balls, made some great saves, it does make you wonder.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1980 on: Yesterday at 10:16:59 AM »
Reasonable game? I’m not so sure. There were occasional bits of taking the initiative and no doubt Ivanovic helped, but there were still some worries for me:

I thought he was extremely fortunate not to have been at fault for two goals.

1) He dropped a simple high ball and the referee saved his blushes with the softest of ‘fouls’

2) Yet again he parried a shot stop straight back into the 6 yard area where thankfully JRod (or Wood) headed  it back over? This is a constant failing of his- palm the ball away for goodness sake.

The fact we consider last night a solid night tells us how below par the standard has been.

It’s harsh criticism yes but this is the Premier League.

Thought the Burnley keeper looked very good.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1981 on: Yesterday at 10:50:14 AM »
Shows how low the bar has got with this lad.
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« Reply #1982 on: Yesterday at 11:08:09 AM »
Standard game really. Can make a good reflex save from close range but any cross or anything giving SJ time to think is a disaster waiting to happen.

As above, we know this and have to try and prevent crosses and corners as best we can... albeit can be difficult.
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« Reply #1983 on: Yesterday at 12:39:20 PM »
SJ was ok last night but despite 2 decent saves was still nowhere near good enough. Pope on the other hand was excellent. made a reaction save in a crowded area, but so dominated his area generally that we rarely got close enough the threaten. SJ has never been able to do this. Not his fault, he has worked hard and tried to improve his positioning and catching, but without much success. Time now for a change.

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« Reply #1984 on: Yesterday at 01:10:05 PM »
Yeah, just because he makes a good save doesn't make him a good keeper, unfortunately. The rest of his game was as poor as ever, dropping, flapping at crosses and glued to his line.

At the other end Pope made great saves but also did the other things well. He looked about 9 feet tall when he came for crosses, so, so confident. Johnstone should watch this match back a few times.


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« Reply #1985 on: Yesterday at 01:19:06 PM »
I'm his biggest critic but I thought he was much better yesterday. He actually came of his line and claimed a few crosses and was more proactive.

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« Reply #1986 on: Yesterday at 01:26:45 PM »
SJ was ok last night but despite 2 decent saves was still nowhere near good enough. Pope on the other hand was excellent. made a reaction save in a crowded area, but so dominated his area generally that we rarely got close enough the threaten. SJ has never been able to do this. Not his fault, he has worked hard and tried to improve his positioning and catching, but without much success. Time now for a change.

I’m not a massive fan of Johnstone but he kept a clean sheet and made some good save yet you say he was nowhere near good enough.What else can he do other then keep a clean sheet ?

I honestly don’t think he has been that bad this season. Can’t think of any of the goals we’ve conceded were it was his fault or his error. The shambles of a defence infront of him doesn’t help for starters


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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1987 on: Yesterday at 01:31:14 PM »
Okay these 2 saves.

1. Blasted straight at him. To everyone's surprise he managed to parry it away out of danger. A decent save but hardly a worldie.

2. Header from a relatively long way out parried back into the middle of the goal. Rebound open goal hits bar. If that goes in he's cost us the game.

The rest of his game left a LOT to be desired, particularly in the backdrop of the young lad at the other end.
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« Reply #1988 on: Yesterday at 01:41:10 PM »
2. Header from a relatively long way out parried back into the middle of the goal. Rebound open goal hits bar. If that goes in he's cost us the game.

Wood was well offside by the way for that rebound ;)
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« Reply #1989 on: Yesterday at 02:06:41 PM »
The rest of his game left a LOT to be desired, particularly in the backdrop of the young lad at the other end.
The 'young lad' is older than the guy that you continually berate.
Dyche doesn't share your opinion.

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« Reply #1990 on: Yesterday at 02:15:26 PM »
The 'young lad' is older than the guy that you continually berate.
Dyche doesn't share your opinion.

He's not older than me hence young lad, wasn't suggesting he was the younger keeper.
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« Reply #1991 on: Yesterday at 02:33:53 PM »
Nothing wrong with his performance last night. Since Chelsea he's much improved.

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« Reply #1992 on: Yesterday at 03:22:36 PM »
Nothing wrong with his performance last night. Since Chelsea he's much improved.

I wasn't happy with the first goal he let in at Southampton, the shot wasn't close to the corner of the goal and went past him, poor keeping. Last night was the first game I've seen him actually coming off his line to claim the ball and cut out crosses. It's an improvement in the right direction, albeit from a very low base.

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« Reply #1993 on: Yesterday at 03:51:38 PM »
Nothing wrong with his performance last night. Since Chelsea he's much improved.

Might have been half decent last night but trouble with Johnstone is that he’s so inconsistent.  Next game or two it’s odds on he’ll drop an almighty clanger.

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« Reply #1994 on: Yesterday at 04:31:19 PM »
Alright last night but still needs to command his box like his opposite number last night pope.

Still hope with the right coaching he can improve.

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« Reply #1995 on: Yesterday at 06:58:57 PM »
He's not older than me hence young lad, wasn't suggesting he was the younger keeper.
You need to drastically revise your player terminology, as using this weak criteria, G Barry and B Ivanovic are young lads too. ;D

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« Reply #1996 on: Yesterday at 07:08:06 PM »
Alright last night but still needs to command his box like his opposite number last night pope.

Still hope with the right coaching he can improve.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1997 on: Yesterday at 10:41:42 PM »
This is really boring now.  Had a good game and made 1 great reflex save.  We need to focus how poor we are when either Livermore or Sawyers are both deployed and both full back positions are weak.  These.are more pressing concerns than the goalkeeper.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #1998 on: Yesterday at 10:57:10 PM »
We really needed the clean sheet, he made some save and that was obviously a contributing factor.
But,for two whole seasons the amount of times this thread has had “he played well” has been minimal....says it all really.
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« Reply #1999 on: Today at 12:04:56 AM »
He made some errors fortunately they didnt cost us but against better sides it will.

Pretty standard game sam made some point blank reaction saves and made a hash of some other stuff.

He did come for more crosses than usual but his bar is incredibly low people expecting him to foul up. Clean sheet welcome though
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