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Offline BigFrank20

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #350 on: March 13, 2019, 11:29:48 PM »
I’ve been saying for some weeks now that if he’s allowed to just worry about being a goalkeeper and not about being a ball player we’ll see a different keeper, hopefully getting rid of this passingmout from the back will see the defence and Johnstone both look far more comfortable and confident
At one point he did a Beckenbauer esque sweepers job complete with a pass to a teammate
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #351 on: March 13, 2019, 11:56:01 PM »
No need for the 'where are all the moaners', 'that'll shut them up' posts etc though.
What? All one of them. ;D
Needs to watch his near post though.... ;)

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #352 on: March 14, 2019, 12:04:48 AM »
Played a stunning game tonight, save after save to keep us in it.
Looked far more confident without all the tippy-tappy passes to the defenders.
Class act tonight!

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #353 on: March 14, 2019, 12:06:43 AM »
Well here's one of the moaners did what he is paid to do pity he hasn'tt done it  all season because if he had Darren Moore would still have a job. Same goes for Brunt if he did what he is paid to do instead of moaning they can't play that way. IMO both of them are a waste of space and I didn't clap or cheer either of them. They have let down the ex Manager and the fans but show they can play if they want disgusting.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #354 on: March 14, 2019, 12:32:49 AM »
Best all round performance in a Albion shirt to date, what a lot of us have thought he needed to improve on he did tonight, MOTM
Well done SJ 

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #355 on: March 14, 2019, 06:37:18 AM »
Kept us in the game last night with some very important saves.
Hope his improvement continues if we can stay focused and ditch the tippy tappy stuff playing out from the back.
Maybe he's more comfortable just being a goalkeeper instead of playing the sweeper roll as well.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #356 on: March 14, 2019, 06:52:50 AM »
Stop that rubbish playing out from the back and he looks so much better. It was never his fault in the first place, he was being told to play like that . How would foster of fared playing out like that? He had it easy by being told to just lump it.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #357 on: March 14, 2019, 07:38:15 AM »
3 or 4 fantastic reaction saves, makes himself big like Schmeichel (Peter)

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #358 on: March 14, 2019, 09:38:23 AM »
Great game and fantastic saves. Man of the match for sure from me.
Apart from saves; while not needing to play ball always directly out; was still happy to set up counters such as a quick throw over head of a Swansea player to Harper. Also; I haven't been at many games but believe one criticism was that he wasn't vocal and communicating with back-four (or could be mixing up with general command of box). One good thing with the single long camera was could see a lot of items off the player in possession or what is happening during stops rather than replays or manager shots. At times; he seemed to be loudly and firmly communicating with defenders which was good to see. 

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #359 on: March 14, 2019, 09:50:39 AM »
He was superb last night. Amazing what happens when you stop with the defensively suicidal stuff. Looked a completely different player.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #360 on: March 15, 2019, 12:24:29 AM »
Well here's one of the moaners did what he is paid to do pity he hasn'tt done it  all season because if he had Darren Moore would still have a job. Same goes for Brunt if he did what he is paid to do instead of moaning they can't play that way. IMO both of them are a waste of space and I didn't clap or cheer either of them. They have let down the ex Manager and the fans but show they can play if they want disgusting.
You missed the chance to complain that he dived the wrong way for the penalty..... ::)

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #361 on: March 15, 2019, 10:50:50 AM »
Best performance of the season by an absolute mile.

More of the same please Sam  8) .
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #362 on: March 15, 2019, 10:58:35 AM »
You missed the chance to complain that he dived the wrong way for the penalty..... ::)


There was no right or wrong way to dive for that penalty  :D.

Wednesday was the first time all season in the second half I thought Swansea were going to have to do something extra special to score. That's the feeling you want your goalkeeper to give you.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #363 on: March 15, 2019, 10:57:22 PM »
Made some great saves today and earned us the points and clean sheet. No need for the 'where are all the moaners', 'that'll shut them up' posts etc though.

He was rightly criticised when playing poorly and rightly praised tonight when playing well.
Great post
Too much division on here, people should be able to critic and applaud
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #364 on: March 15, 2019, 11:21:31 PM »
Support the guy, he was excellent on Wednesday

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #365 on: March 16, 2019, 11:40:27 AM »
Support the guy, he was excellent on Wednesday
If Wednesday was the first match of the season then the post makes a bit more sense,I don’t know him,I have no grudge against him...but as a professional goalkeeper who is no longer a teenager (although people keep saying he’s young) he has not had a good season
At times he’s been quite bad ,does not mean I am anti him
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 #366 on: March 16, 2019, 06:18:42 PM »
2nd fantastic performance in a week. Well done to Sam.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #367 on: March 16, 2019, 06:20:30 PM »
2nd fantastic performance in a week. Well done to Sam.


Yup, one very decent save from a free kick near the end of the first half and looked far more solid. Keep going Sam.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #368 on: March 16, 2019, 06:43:00 PM »
Not being sarcastic now, but is it coincidence that his performances since DM and GJ have gone has seen a massive improvement? In virtually every match prior to Wednesday he looked shaky and unsure.

His reactions and judgements seem to be miles better.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #369 on: March 16, 2019, 06:48:18 PM »
Not being sarcastic now, but is it coincidence that his performances since DM and GJ have gone has seen a massive improvement? In virtually every match prior to Wednesday he looked shaky and unsure.

His reactions and judgements seem to be miles better.


It must be a weight off him to only need to concentrate on goal-keeping.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #370 on: March 18, 2019, 06:27:37 PM »
Well done Sam, made it into the Championship Team of the Week

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