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Re: Sam Johnstone
« Reply #3200 on: July 31, 2021, 06:17:43 PM »
I don't know what you're worrying about. With Townsend and Furlong the creators as marauding wing backs it's highly unlikely our goal line custodian will face balls into the box from open play on the counter to our high press.

Nothing to see here, everything will be fine whomever our number one is..... sit back, relax and enjoy the fun as our forward line helps itself to a glut of goals against inferior opponents who can't hope to compete with our wage bill.

Dunno if we need a keeper next season we will be so dominant, maybe Bartley as rush back if we ever let a team into our half.?
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« Reply #3201 on: July 31, 2021, 06:39:49 PM »
He will go to the vile next season once his contract has expired….it seems written to me.
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« Reply #3202 on: July 31, 2021, 08:15:25 PM »
He will go to the vile next season once his contract has expired….it seems written to me.

That only happens if they sell Martinez, and they will want a big sum to consider selling him.
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« Reply #3203 on: August 02, 2021, 02:17:11 PM »
Apparently there is a rumour that SJ will sign a new contract.

I don't know why he was so adverse of doing this in the first place and I still don't understand why we didn't have an option to his deal by a year if wished to.

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« Reply #3204 on: August 02, 2021, 02:17:37 PM »
That only happens if they sell Martinez, and they will want a big sum to consider selling him.
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« Reply #3205 on: August 02, 2021, 02:29:23 PM »
We should of always just offered SJ a golden handshake of say £2m to sign a new contract. By signing that contract we immediately recoup that £2m.
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« Reply #3206 on: August 02, 2021, 02:37:15 PM »
We should of always just offered SJ a golden handshake of say £2m to sign a new contract. By signing that contract we immediately recoup that £2m.
But we need the funds for our transfer kitty now, with SJ one of our 2 main assets. Of these, I'd much rather see SJ go, as we have adequate goalkeeper cover at the club.
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« Reply #3207 on: August 02, 2021, 02:38:08 PM »
But we need the funds for our transfer kitty now, with SJ one of our 2 main assets. Of these, I'd much rather see SJ go, as we have adequate goalkeeper cover at the club.

From what I've seen of Button and Palmer - Johnstone is on a different level (personal opinion). That could be worth 10 points this season.

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« Reply #3208 on: August 02, 2021, 02:42:15 PM »
Don't think he is that bad ;D

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« Reply #3209 on: August 02, 2021, 03:02:06 PM »
We should of always just offered SJ a golden handshake of say £2m to sign a new contract. By signing that contract we immediately recoup that £2m.

No offence, but you talk about £2m like it is loose change.

This is the Albion mate.

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« Reply #3210 on: August 02, 2021, 03:25:26 PM »
From what I've seen of Button and Palmer - Johnstone is on a different level (personal opinion). That could be worth 10 points this season.

Wouldn't say 10 that's a bit harsh, he'll probably only cost us 6 to 8 more points than Button/Palmer.
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« Reply #3211 on: August 02, 2021, 04:59:36 PM »
Wouldn't say 10 that's a bit harsh, he'll probably only cost us 6 to 8 more points than Button/Palmer.

I've seen enough in two friendlies to note that Button doesn't command his penalty area any better than Johnstone and looks a lot more nervous with the ball at his feet. Guess we'll just have to agree to disagree and accept our difference of opinion!

I'm not saying Johnstone is a world beater by any means and he has his faults but I'd feel more comfortable with him in goal overall.
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« Reply #3212 on: August 02, 2021, 05:53:09 PM »
Wouldn't say 10 that's a bit harsh, he'll probably only cost us 6 to 8 more points than Button/Palmer.
HaHa Not going well for you mate, Captain fantastico and SJ back, and Conor looking good.
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« Reply #3213 on: August 02, 2021, 05:54:47 PM »
HaHa Not going well for you mate, Captain fantastico and SJ back, and Conor looking good.

It's the club it won't go well for, which affects all of us, not just me.

Johnstone not currently being considered to play thankfully according to VI latest quotes...
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« Reply #3214 on: August 02, 2021, 06:50:00 PM »
It's the club it won't go well for, which affects all of us, not just me.

Johnstone not currently being considered to play thankfully according to VI latest quotes...
I would agree with that at present, but once Johnstone is re-integrated into the squad he has to play.
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« Reply #3215 on: August 02, 2021, 08:48:34 PM »
I would agree with that at present, but once Johnstone is re-integrated into the squad he has to play.

Fine - just not in goal please ;D

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« Reply #3216 on: August 02, 2021, 11:00:28 PM »
I would agree with that at present, but once Johnstone is re-integrated into the squad he has to play.

Of course he will. A way better keeper than any other at our club.

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« Reply #3217 on: August 03, 2021, 06:40:42 PM »
Edit - VI has praised SJ attitude since returning and may feature AFTER Bournemouth game

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« Reply #3218 on: August 03, 2021, 06:45:53 PM »
This lad will sit on his contract and walk away for nothing and get praised for it. Mind literally boggles.
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« Reply #3219 on: August 03, 2021, 06:55:41 PM »
This lad will sit on his contract and walk away for nothing and get praised for it. Mind literally boggles.
Perfectly entitled to do that if he wants to. Nothing for your mind to be boggled about.
Still more than a 50% chance that he will leave though.

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« Reply #3220 on: August 03, 2021, 06:59:51 PM »
Perfectly entitled to do that if he wants to. Nothing for your mind to be boggled about.
Still more than a 50% chance that he will leave though.

The praise part I take issue with... a far more mercenary stance than a player who will see the club reimbursed for their services...
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« Reply #3221 on: August 03, 2021, 07:01:28 PM »
The praise part I take issue with... a far more mercenary stance than a player who will see the club reimbursed for their services...

It’s not his fault if nobody wishes to buy him..
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« Reply #3222 on: August 03, 2021, 07:09:13 PM »
The praise part I take issue with... a far more mercenary stance than a player who will see the club reimbursed for their services...
He signed a contract for a certain number of years. He has no obligations after that expires. He'll be on championship wages if he stays. To say that this is more mercenary than someone basically refusing to play when he is still under contract in order to force a move to make more money for himself is bizarre. A truly selfless stance from MP haha.

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« Reply #3223 on: August 03, 2021, 07:20:21 PM »
Nothing to say that if no one buys him WBA say “ok Sam here is a new 3 year contract with a clause in “no promotion and we get an offer of X we will let you go with our best wishes”
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« Reply #3224 on: August 03, 2021, 07:39:49 PM »
It’s not his fault if nobody wishes to buy him..

We shall have to wait and see how it plays out but if nobody comes in for him it would speak volumes about how highly rated he really is, or not, within the game. Fingers crossed Arsenal lose patience trying to sign Ramsdale, or Foster gets injured etc and somebody like Watford need a quick fix. It might well be that a few clubs are interested in him but not until they offload a few players first to comply with FFP etc. Transfers are one huge pyramid scheme.