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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #625 on: August 24, 2019, 03:41:26 PM »
I was much happier with SJ's performance today. Excellent penalty save and although he didn't have great deal to do he seemed a lot more switched on and proactive. He even caught a cross. His best game this season so far.
May I also agree with you?
He had a decent game today.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #626 on: August 24, 2019, 03:52:45 PM »
Would be my MoM today. Not just for the penalty save, he commanded around the edge of the area too and was alert when called on although for long periods he wasn't involved.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #627 on: August 24, 2019, 03:57:28 PM »
Good performance from Johnstone today in general + added points for a very good penalty save. Can't knock him today.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #628 on: August 24, 2019, 04:20:40 PM »
Played very well today. Credit where it is due. Hopefully give him some confidence.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #629 on: August 24, 2019, 04:27:05 PM »
Almost, you forgot to mention his pathetically slow distribution of the half time cuppa!
Which I am sure our boards experts will be all too aware of
But it’s only those who mention his weakness that are being unfair or daft?

Thought he had a good game today, more than the pen save I was really pleased to see him come and claim crosses, maybe he needed to get angry?
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #630 on: August 24, 2019, 05:50:11 PM »
But it’s only those who mention his weakness that are being unfair or daft?

Thought he had a good game today, more than the pen save I was really pleased to see him come and claim crosses, maybe he needed to get angry?

Maybe the criticism of him gave him a kick up the backside. But it can also destroy a players confidence. It can make him be fearful of making the tiniest error for fear of being slated.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #631 on: August 24, 2019, 05:53:12 PM »
If Sam put in a performance like this every match there would be no criticism from me. He was boss in his area, he read the game well and came off his line to deal with possible danger, and his distribution was generally good and timely. Oh and he did the extra and saved the penalty that should not have been given. From one of your greatest critics may I say very well done sir. Long may you continue to prove me wrong

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #632 on: August 24, 2019, 06:31:49 PM »
Good to see balanced views on here, yes some players need an arm, some need a bollocking, maybe Sam needs a point to prove
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #633 on: August 24, 2019, 06:40:06 PM »
Looked like he had a point to prove today. Great pen save and a few other decent ones in reality as good as won us a point today as a second goal would have killed us.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #634 on: August 24, 2019, 07:20:55 PM »
Much better from him on all accounts. Decisive, quick off his line and some good saves to keep us in the game.

Well done. More of it.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #635 on: August 24, 2019, 09:25:46 PM »
From what I saw he was better today. Tip of the hat for that and a good penalty save !

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #636 on: August 24, 2019, 09:36:39 PM »
Much better today, keep it up.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #637 on: August 24, 2019, 09:47:27 PM »
I've been critical but he was very good today.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #638 on: August 24, 2019, 09:58:02 PM »
To be fair today he looked really good thought his sweeping up around the edge of the box was excellent.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #639 on: August 24, 2019, 10:21:57 PM »
Played well today, glad he made the penalty save and started doing his talking on the pitch. Next stop, consistency please.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #640 on: August 24, 2019, 10:23:28 PM »
A good day at the office.
Carry on.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #641 on: August 25, 2019, 08:24:43 AM »
Much better from him on all accounts. Decisive, quick off his line and some good saves to keep us in the game.

Well done. More of it.

My thoughts exactly, more like the keeper i thought he was when we signed him. 

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #642 on: August 25, 2019, 10:59:10 AM »
I've been critical of Sam in the past, but he was outstanding yesterday. I want to see this level of performance regularly moving forward.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #643 on: August 25, 2019, 12:25:23 PM »
I'm sure he always gives 100%, one thing is for sure, continual sniping from the side lines will not improve performance levels.
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #644 on: August 25, 2019, 03:35:43 PM »
How many penalties has Sam saved since joining us?

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #645 on: August 25, 2019, 04:21:23 PM »
How many penalties has Sam saved since joining us?

I believe it’s 4 but that’s off the top of my head so I stand to be corrected

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #646 on: August 25, 2019, 05:50:32 PM »
How many penalties has Sam saved since joining us?


None when it really mattered last May  ;)
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #647 on: August 25, 2019, 07:57:49 PM »

None when it really mattered last May  ;)
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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #648 on: August 25, 2019, 11:40:15 PM »
I'm sure he always gives 100%, one thing is for sure, continual sniping from the side lines will not improve performance levels.
It has done the job after playing very well on Saturday. I think people are getting carried away with the "comments made" about his goalkeeping.
It is a "forum" and sometimes these comments can help improve a players game or attitude.
We all want him to improve...he is part of the "Baggies Family"and hopefully he will have an outstanding season.

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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #649 on: August 26, 2019, 08:54:31 PM »
Maybe the criticism of him gave him a kick up the backside. But it can also destroy a players confidence. It can make him be fearful of making the tiniest error for fear of being slated.
Albion fans seem to have at least one first team player they love to hate.

From experience, and I'm going back to 1969, the fans you speak about in general don't even go to matches. How do we know these "fans" on social media are Albion or other teams' supporters? They just seem to be troublesome keyboard operators looking and receiving attention from the many media outlets, not only locally, but national and international.