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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #2175 on: November 21, 2020, 10:40:47 PM »
Best game I’ve seen him have for us. Just a shame he’s not mastered the art of keeping a foot on the line when attempting to save penalties.
Very harsh, difficult to judge when the ball is being struck with the little jump routine.
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« Reply #2176 on: November 21, 2020, 10:43:25 PM »
Played a blinder but was mugged by toss pot in black.

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« Reply #2177 on: November 21, 2020, 10:44:58 PM »
Excellent.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #2178 on: November 21, 2020, 10:47:32 PM »
Excellent tonight SJ, but you didn't have to come for any crosses though. Still, play like this most weeks and there will be no complaints from me. Bloody bad luck with the pen, if the taker starts and delays, then the keeper should be allowed a reasonable move off his line. Just wonder if it had been De'Gea saving it under similar circumstances, would it have been re taken? Probably not on prior evidence

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« Reply #2179 on: November 21, 2020, 11:01:11 PM »
Very harsh, difficult to judge when the ball is being struck with the little jump routine.

There is no need to move forward a whole yard. Some keepers are adept at diving sideways across the goal line. Others like to push forward which isn’t allowed so what they do is stand behind the goal line to make sure they are on the line when a penalty is struck. Johnstone needs to follow either approach, his current method of jumping forwards is illegal and a waste of time. It’s not got much to do with the run-up and stop from Fernandes either as the second penalty was more conventional and yet again Johnstone jumped illegally off his line. That was a basic error repeated twice over that should not be happening.

BTW his flawed approach on the penalties doesn’t detract from a number of superb saves he made tonight, I’m repeating that for balance.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #2180 on: November 21, 2020, 11:04:43 PM »
Made several top point blank saves today.  Think he was also trying to impress his mate De Gea. But needs to be given credit where its due. 
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« Reply #2181 on: November 21, 2020, 11:19:35 PM »
Fernando's second pen used the exact same jump in the air and stutter technique as the first.

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« Reply #2182 on: November 21, 2020, 11:34:13 PM »
And even Ole made the comment that it makes it difficult for keepers to judge when to begin the save.

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« Reply #2183 on: November 22, 2020, 02:44:16 PM »
Outstanding. We know he has some weak areas but so far this season he has been outstanding.  I was frustrated by him in the Chelsea game but he’s well worthy of his starting place and I think a few should lay off him because suggesting otherwise is starting to look a bit daft.

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« Reply #2184 on: November 22, 2020, 08:17:44 PM »
Outstanding. We know he has some weak areas but so far this season he has been outstanding.  I was frustrated by him in the Chelsea game but he’s well worthy of his starting place and I think a few should lay off him because suggesting otherwise is starting to look a bit daft.
Couldn't agree more with your comment. We all know he's not the best at coming for balls but no one can fault him for his shot stopping. Give the guy a chance.

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« Reply #2185 on: November 22, 2020, 08:35:26 PM »
TBF mate hes had a chance for 3 seasons, untouched. He hasnt improved any of his weaknesses, thats the issue. I do hope he plays like that more often though.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #2186 on: November 22, 2020, 08:51:27 PM »
Im not his biggest fan but what a top class performance, well done lad.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #2187 on: November 22, 2020, 11:01:05 PM »
 :D I have also been a critic but absolutely outstanding today.

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« Reply #2188 on: November 23, 2020, 09:39:59 AM »
Not a huge fan but credit where its due for the Man Utd game and quite a bit of the season.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #2189 on: November 23, 2020, 10:19:41 AM »
He had a great game, made some cracking saves.
Lets hope he carries on being untested at crosses for the rest of the season.

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« Reply #2190 on: November 23, 2020, 01:34:01 PM »
Sam, I hope you read this page from time to time. You were top class for me on Saturday and were mugged by a dodgy referee (IMO).

You keep getting better game on game. Keep it up fella.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #2191 on: November 23, 2020, 03:17:04 PM »
Steve Madeley Tweeted

Sam Johnstone: the best goal-preventer in the Premier League this season. #WBA @TheAthleticUK

Has anyone read The Athletic article?
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« Reply #2192 on: November 23, 2020, 03:25:03 PM »
Steve Madeley Tweeted

Sam Johnstone: the best goal-preventer in the Premier League this season. #WBA @TheAthleticUK

Has anyone read The Athletic article?

Yeah said hes top at 'PSxG'

"Post-shot expected goals is a figure produced by Opta to reflect the number of goals a goalkeeper should concede based on the direction of shots and the goalkeeper’s position in the goal.

After Saturday’s game, Johnstone’s PSxG stood at 21 but his actual tally of goals conceded, excluding own goals, was just 17.

That gave him a “PSxG+/-” figure (“goals prevented” in layman’s terms) of four — the best in the league by a comfortable margin."

To be fair article also says needs to be more decisive (see Spurs, many other games) and his weakness from long range. Just confirms what we all know, good shot stopper in the box, excellent point blank, weak from far and needs to be more certain when hes called upon.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #2193 on: November 23, 2020, 03:40:57 PM »
Yeah said hes top at 'PSxG'

"Post-shot expected goals is a figure produced by Opta to reflect the number of goals a goalkeeper should concede based on the direction of shots and the goalkeeper’s position in the goal.

After Saturday’s game, Johnstone’s PSxG stood at 21 but his actual tally of goals conceded, excluding own goals, was just 17.

That gave him a “PSxG+/-” figure (“goals prevented” in layman’s terms) of four — the best in the league by a comfortable margin."

To be fair article also says needs to be more decisive (see Spurs, many other games) and his weakness from long range. Just confirms what we all know, good shot stopper in the box, excellent point blank, weak from far and needs to be more certain when hes called upon.

Thank you for that gaz, appreciated
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #2194 on: November 23, 2020, 05:07:07 PM »
Yeah said hes top at 'PSxG'

"Post-shot expected goals is a figure produced by Opta to reflect the number of goals a goalkeeper should concede based on the direction of shots and the goalkeeper’s position in the goal.

After Saturday’s game, Johnstone’s PSxG stood at 21 but his actual tally of goals conceded, excluding own goals, was just 17.

That gave him a “PSxG+/-” figure (“goals prevented” in layman’s terms) of four — the best in the league by a comfortable margin."

To be fair article also says needs to be more decisive (see Spurs, many other games) and his weakness from long range. Just confirms what we all know, good shot stopper in the box, excellent point blank, weak from far and needs to be more certain when hes called upon.

Could be construed as good when he doesnt have enough time to be bad

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #2195 on: Yesterday at 09:58:55 PM »
Reaction saves - check
Good footwork from long range efforts and saving them - check
Bravery - check
Commanding 6 yard box from corners - check
Punching - check

This was SJ best game in an Albion shirt by miles! Absolutely fair play, keep that up and you’ll turn round even the biggest doubters (including me)
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« Reply #2196 on: Yesterday at 10:00:23 PM »
Reaction saves - check
Good footwork from long range efforts and saving them - check
Bravery - check
Commanding 6 yard box from corners - check
Punching - check

This was SJ best game in an Albion shirt by miles! Absolutely fair play, keep that up and you’ll turn round even the biggest doubters (including me)

I thought his performance at Utd was better but either way it was good to see him back up last weeks performance with another solid effort.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #2197 on: Yesterday at 10:00:30 PM »
Good "stopper" display tonight

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« Reply #2198 on: Yesterday at 10:01:06 PM »
He was decent tonight but not amazing! 1 good save but i did appreciate him being more assertive in the box.

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« Reply #2199 on: Yesterday at 10:01:33 PM »
I do think it’s time for a reappraisal of Sam. Tonight he was immense and he’s getting better and better. Everyone rates him except it seems some of our fans