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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #475 on: August 06, 2019, 01:01:42 AM »
Brendan Foster would have saved it.
Bond has to come in now, could just be the difference.

After the latest error on Saturday, I'd take monepenny over him.

I thought at the time we spent too much on him and could have brought in a good, experienced keeper in like the dings did with Ruddy.

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« Reply #476 on: August 06, 2019, 02:33:56 AM »
He's just not very good. Lets in way too many soft goals. Poor signing.

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« Reply #477 on: August 06, 2019, 05:58:31 AM »
He's just not very good. Lets in way too many soft goals. Poor signing.

Agree I have been calling for bond to be given a go for ages. Although I think billic will give him a run before he drops him
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« Reply #478 on: August 06, 2019, 09:03:51 AM »
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.

He's the next Scott Carson, but not for the reasons you mention.

He's a top-half championship keeper at best, just like Carson. If we go up and keep him in net, he'll get exposed, just like Carson.

Yes we were spoiled with Foster for the last few years, but that doesn't mean we can't do better than Johnstone. Henderson, who went to Sheffield United, would have been a better bet.

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« Reply #479 on: August 06, 2019, 09:08:52 AM »
I don't think he's very good.
At best you can say hes adequate at the moment.
Decent shot stopper but struggles with any thing from distance that's on target.
I don't see him as being a scapegoat, I think most criticism on here is given as an honest opinion.
There are posters on here who see any form of criticism as being a negative slur or having a go, all I can say to them is take off the blue and white shades and have another look.
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« Reply #480 on: August 06, 2019, 10:37:21 AM »
Give the lad a chance, stop getting on his back at every opportunity and see how he grows.

He has palyed nearly 50 games for us now.  That's more than a chance and enough time to form an opinion.  He doesn't make me feel confident.  Obviously a good shot stopper, but when crosses or long shots come into the box I really worry.  Having said that last season he played behind a rather dodgy defence, so will be interesting to see what he looks like with something a bit more secure ahead of him.

I think he did one really effective long range throw out on Saturday, and I can remember a few last season.  I we can create the space by quickly turning defence into attack I'd like to see more of these.

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« Reply #481 on: August 06, 2019, 12:34:32 PM »
Just not good enough in any aspect. He is inconsistent varying between ok and poor. He doesn’t  command his area, his distribution has been fraught with poor decisions, and he takes an age to get down to low shots. His handling needs improvement, and he does not appear to be able to organise his defence. I do not doubt his courage nor his commitment, but he does not inspire any confidence and is, I repeat just not good enough.

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« Reply #482 on: August 06, 2019, 12:40:47 PM »
He's decent as a reaction shot stopper - his movement is some of the poorest I've seen though so anything either side of him and he struggles.  See Saturday's goal, there's been many like that.  If you were the opposition you'd operate a "shoot on sight" policy.

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« Reply #483 on: August 06, 2019, 02:08:10 PM »
Before our first game I was going to make the point that I think we've got very little chance of getting promoted with Johnstone in goal. However, I didn't say it as I could have been rightly or wrongly accused of making comments that could potentially affect confidence before a game has even been played. Turns out he'll make mistakes whether he gets slated or not, so I'll say it now. We will not get promoted this season with him in goal. I thought he would at least give it 2-3 games before letting in a soft goal but he exceeded my expectations. Need a new keeper before the deadline or at least give Bond a chance as I doubt he can be much worse than Johnstone. Johnstone's kicking can be very good at times though, to be fair to him.

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« Reply #484 on: August 10, 2019, 06:10:26 PM »
Soft goalkeeping today had next to nothing to do. One lofty cross he failed to come for has cost us 2 points today.

If we aren't going to play bond this is a position we should be looking to improve in January
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« Reply #485 on: August 10, 2019, 06:16:41 PM »
Bond should play on Tuesday and if he puts in a good performance, he may force his way into the team.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #486 on: August 10, 2019, 06:30:20 PM »
Don't think in any way he was at fault for their goal
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« Reply #487 on: August 10, 2019, 07:51:57 PM »
Don't think in any way he was at fault for their goal
I thought he was glued to his line and should have come for the cross,need to watch it on TV later

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« Reply #488 on: August 10, 2019, 08:31:37 PM »
Glued to his line and unable to read the game. The free kick prior to the goal was so blatantly obvious.

Gibbs gave him a right mouthful following it.

Then the corner itself was a mish  mash from them all. The ball is still in the 6 yard box and should be gobbled up by the keeper.

He’s just very poor
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #489 on: August 10, 2019, 08:51:19 PM »
I honestly thought we'd have seen a new keeper signed this summer. Johnstone is the main problem of our defensive issues for me.

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« Reply #490 on: August 10, 2019, 09:01:09 PM »
Yep, forgot how bad he is. MOre money wasted, imperative we get rid at the end of this season.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #491 on: August 10, 2019, 09:16:57 PM »
Needs to be dropped for Bond, complete liability.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #492 on: August 10, 2019, 10:04:16 PM »
I said this before the end of last season.
No contol and absolutely useless at crosses and long shots.
Bye bye. Please.

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« Reply #493 on: August 11, 2019, 06:09:11 AM »
Don't think in any way he was at fault for their goal
Agreed mate, just one of the fall guys, blamed and insulted, along with Livermore, Burke, HRK, Zohore (already), by so-called supporters.   
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« Reply #494 on: August 11, 2019, 06:45:41 AM »
Agreed mate, just one of the fall guys, blamed and insulted, along with Livermore, Burke, HRK, Zohore (already), by so-called supporters.

Here we go again, pointing fingers at fans for posting criticism of players.
As I see it Johnstone has been below par for some time, the management would do well to take him out of the firing line, maybe he would benefit from a bit more coaching.
As for the others you mentioned Livermore had a decent game yesterday in my mind.
Burke? Blimey I can't for the life of me see what he offers the team.
HRK, offered more when he came on as sub than Ive seen from Zohore yet. Looks like a poor mans version of Rondon. Had one clear cut chance that he should have buried. Early days, hope I'm wrong but we could have been miss sold here.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #495 on: August 11, 2019, 07:55:50 AM »
Watched their goal and don’t think he was to blame tbh. In the quest highlights did their corner that they scored come from the header that drifted wide from a millwall header just beforehand. Old age playing up

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« Reply #496 on: August 11, 2019, 08:53:53 AM »
We no longer play the suicide tactics of last year from the back , I always gave him the benefit of the doubt due to the above and a few other bits.
He needs to step up now starting with getting the basics right week in , week out .
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #497 on: August 11, 2019, 09:00:10 AM »
To be honest I haven't seen a replay of their goal yet and I'm down the opposite end of the ground but the ball seemed to be in the air for a while and not too far out so I was screaming for him to go and claim it. He's never been a commanding keeper though so I don't expect to develop into one now, its a shame we are comparing him to Foster really who was decent in that respect.

Bond should get the chance on Tuesday night and if he does well he'll be breathing down his neck.
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« Reply #498 on: August 11, 2019, 11:37:13 AM »
Here we go again, pointing fingers at fans for posting criticism of players.
As I see it Johnstone has been below par for some time, the management would do well to take him out of the firing line, maybe he would benefit from a bit more coaching.
As for the others you mentioned Livermore had a decent game yesterday in my mind.
Burke? Blimey I can't for the life of me see what he offers the team.
HRK, offered more when he came on as sub than Ive seen from Zohore yet. Looks like a poor mans version of Rondon. Had one clear cut chance that he should have buried. Early days, hope I'm wrong but we could have been miss sold here.
Fans eh? how dare we.
Says the man who suggested swapping Burke for Johnstone on the Burke thread. It's not criticism it's taking the mick.
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« Reply #499 on: August 11, 2019, 12:38:39 PM »
I would have him out of the team immediately
I've seen posts where people are sticking up for him based on the odd match when he makes a couple of save....that's his job
In general I'm not sure anyone can actually say he breeds confidence, I also don't think we can blame the poor keeping on the flawed practice of playing from the back last season.....it wouldn't make you st Ck on your line when the ball/defence/crowd are desperate for an authorative claim

We can go around in circles daily, some will defend some will chastise

My view is that he is well below the standard required and almost anybody else would be an upgrade
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