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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #480 on: November 13, 2010, 10:00:20 AM »
I do not see anything wrong with that.

Rafa also said it tons of times to Cisse, Babel, Crouch

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #481 on: November 13, 2010, 10:01:11 AM »
By whom? Name the Liverpool manager who slapped the arse of a player publically when he (the player) was not pulling his weight.

Houllier to Gerrard?

I have no time for Hodgson but I have no problem with this at all, Hodgson is right here and saying what needs to be said. Johnson needs to get his fucking act together, and he could start by losing some weight. Hodgson has probably tried other avenues before now and decided a public rebuke is necessary.

Personally I'd like to see Kelly take the RB slot and Hodgson attempt to use Johnson as a right sided Gareth Bale.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #482 on: November 13, 2010, 10:01:49 AM »
You do not publicly criticise players and hope to maintain unity unless this is a last ditch attempt to get him back on track.

I do wish Roy would shut the fuck up, this is a weekly sideshow thing now. Rafa was spot on with his critique last week.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #483 on: November 13, 2010, 10:02:09 AM »

Roy's criticism of Johnson brought this bit about Bill Shankly back to mind, perhaps a lesson for Roy. I have taken this from "My life" story, ok for those who are interested here it is.

 "It was about this time that Barbara, Karen and I were at her parent’s house for the proverbial Sunday lunch, we had finished eating and Barbara and Nessie were in the kitchen doing the dishes, Karen was asleep in her pram, I was having coffee and Mr. Shankly was having his herb tea, Yuk!! Terrible smell, a bit like fish, anyway I asked him about the previous day’s game at Anfield, I think it was Arsenal we played but I’m not 100% sure and Liverpool were cruising to a win when Tommy Lawrence let in a really stupid goal, which put Arsenal ? back in the game, I know we finished the game as winners and I asked him about this particular incident, he replied “Aye son, if I’d had a snipers rifle I would have shot Tommy there and then” just then the phone rang and Mr.Shankly answered it, the person on the other end of the line was a guy called Colin, a reporter for one of the daily national newspapers and from their conversation I assumed that “Colin” had broached the very same subject that we had just been talking about, because Mr. Shankly answered “Nah Nah Colin son, he’s the finest Goalkeeper in the worrrrld”.



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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #484 on: November 13, 2010, 10:03:12 AM »
To be fair, Johnson has not been worth the money we spent on him. He has been ok nothing more. His biggest weakness is defending and that should be his nr 1 priority. There is a reason chelsea got rid of him in the first place. Since then he has become a better defender, but good enough? I dont think so.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #485 on: November 13, 2010, 10:04:32 AM »
Are Hodgson's comment correct? Absolutely.

Is he right to air them publicly? Absolutely not.

In general I suspect most players do not respond well to public bolloxing as I'm sure the former Hull coach Phil Brown would attest too...

Johnson's apparently is an arm around the shoulder type, and while I think he should have been bolloxed in private (as he has been poor), I suspect this public outburst maybe counter productive

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #486 on: November 13, 2010, 10:05:00 AM »
Maybe if Roy would actually implement a system that suits our players instead of forcing them to try and adopt his dated methods, he would be justified in his criticism of players not performing if that was the case.
Were does the blame lie if you play a system that highlights all of Johnsons weakness's and none of his strengths?
Should we be surprised that he has struggled?
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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #487 on: November 13, 2010, 10:07:29 AM »
Houllier to Gerrard?

I have no time for Hodgson but I have no problem with this at all, Hodgson is right here and saying what needs to be said. Johnson needs to get his fucking act together, and he could start by losing some weight. Hodgson has probably tried other avenues before now and decided a public rebuke is necessary.

Personally I'd like to see Kelly take the RB slot and Hodgson attempt to use Johnson as a right sided Gareth Bale.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #488 on: November 13, 2010, 10:09:07 AM »
Kelly surely has Irish parentage?

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #489 on: November 13, 2010, 10:12:41 AM »
When we first signed Johnson, Tony Adams was giving his opinion on the deal as he had worked with Glen also. He was of the stance that Glen was an arm round the shoulder type of player when things weren't going his way.

I think the best way to describe him is patchy. Whenever he gets caught out of position, people jump on him about being shite at defending despite the fact that there's no way he can teleport to opposite ends of the pitch or outrun the ball.

Having said that he does have a panicky streak in him whereby he gifts possession to the other team who then break. In short he contributes to his own problems.

On top of that, there is no way our centre backs are strong enough to cope on their own with cavalier full backs (unless you have someone of Mascherano quality on form).

Kelly has come in and been solid, has done really well. Even joined the attack sporadically, needs to work on his crossing though. Glen hasn't suddenly gone poor or anything, he's still in the slump that a lot of players started this season in which was a continuation of the end of last season. For me, our squad has serious mentality and confidence issues, and that fragility manifests itself on the pitch.

There must be a reason why Roy has said what he did. Maybe Johnson is also playing gash in training, showing no effort or something. Even Rafa criticised Gerrard after three games saying he was not playing to the level expected.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #490 on: November 13, 2010, 10:13:42 AM »

Roy's criticism of Johnson brought this bit about Bill Shankly back to mind, perhaps a lesson for Roy. I have taken this from "My life" story, ok for those who are interested here it is.

 "It was about this time that Barbara, Karen and I were at her parent’s house for the proverbial Sunday lunch, we had finished eating and Barbara and Nessie were in the kitchen doing the dishes, Karen was asleep in her pram, I was having coffee and Mr. Shankly was having his herb tea, Yuk!! Terrible smell, a bit like fish, anyway I asked him about the previous day’s game at Anfield, I think it was Arsenal we played but I’m not 100% sure and Liverpool were cruising to a win when Tommy Lawrence let in a really stupid goal, which put Arsenal ? back in the game, I know we finished the game as winners and I asked him about this particular incident, he replied “Aye son, if I’d had a snipers rifle I would have shot Tommy there and then” just then the phone rang and Mr.Shankly answered it, the person on the other end of the line was a guy called Colin, a reporter for one of the daily national newspapers and from their conversation I assumed that “Colin” had broached the very same subject that we had just been talking about, because Mr. Shankly answered “Nah Nah Colin son, he’s the finest Goalkeeper in the worrrrld”.


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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #491 on: November 13, 2010, 10:13:50 AM »
johnson hasnt played well but why annonce it to the world?? how can this help??

fuck off roy

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #492 on: November 13, 2010, 10:14:47 AM »
I posted that many weeks ago Neil, even before "Aldo"  :D

It's the obvious solution mate. I don't care about people saying he's a right back or that it would be daft, because he is average defensively at very best but amazing going forward, just like Bale, and we don't have a right winger with his pace and ability to regularly beat a man. I'm surprised to be honest that we haven't tried it yet.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #493 on: November 13, 2010, 10:17:06 AM »
So much for the arm around the shoulder approach then!


Presumably those who deserve an arm around the shoulder ought to get it, while those who deserve a boot up the arse will get that.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #494 on: November 13, 2010, 10:18:21 AM »
Can posters not understand the difference between fans saying Glen has been off form and his manager stating it publicly in a press conference.

Just because the fans may be right does not mean the manager is. Name me a PL manager who has told one of players publicly at a press conference that they need to buck up?

Certainly not at Arse,Manu or Chelsea in recent times.  Maybe those who say Roy needed to do this can show me examples of when this tactic actually worked.

If you yourself were criticised at work in a written document on show in your workplace would you feel this was the right way to address your shortcomings? The players do read the papers you know.

Nah. This manager is planning for January when he wants to get a more defensive RB in for Glen. Roy doesn't fancy him long term. Same as I don't fancy Roy long term. (or short)

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #495 on: November 13, 2010, 10:20:12 AM »
If Benitez had said same, the reaction from many quarters would have been; 'That'll learn him!'

Don't dispute thiis, it's true.

What Hodgson did was daft, but let's face it...whatever theguy says right now he'll get killed for.

Needs to shut his mouth till Christmas to be on safe side.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #496 on: November 13, 2010, 10:20:48 AM »
Don't have a major problem with this, Johnson has been unacceptably poor for 12 months so the manager has probably tried everything else.
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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #497 on: November 13, 2010, 10:22:23 AM »
Are Hodgson's comment correct? Absolutely.

Is he right to air them publicly? Absolutely not.

In general I suspect most players do not respond well to public bolloxing as I'm sure the former Hull coach Phil Brown would attest too...

Johnson's apparently is an arm around the shoulder type, and while I think he should have been bolloxed in private (as he has been poor), I suspect this public outburst maybe counter productive

Who knows what has happened previously behind closed doors? Maybe he's had the arm around the shoulder and it hasn't helped at all. For all we know he HAS been bolloxed in private. Maybe his apparent reluctance to do much more in games than fiddle with his hair has actually exasperated the coaching staff. Most managers, at some time or other with certain players, take the gamble of criticising or questioning their commitment in public. To conflate all such instances with Brown's ludicrous half time performance suggests there's a bit too much bias going on here.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #498 on: November 13, 2010, 10:22:47 AM »
Roy's criticism of Johnson brought this bit about Bill Shankly back to mind, perhaps a lesson for Roy. I have taken this from "My life" story, ok for those who are interested here it is.

 "It was about this time that Barbara, Karen and I were at her parent’s house for the proverbial Sunday lunch, we had finished eating and Barbara and Nessie were in the kitchen doing the dishes, Karen was asleep in her pram, I was having coffee and Mr. Shankly was having his herb tea, Yuk!! Terrible smell, a bit like fish, anyway I asked him about the previous day’s game at Anfield, I think it was Arsenal we played but I’m not 100% sure and Liverpool were cruising to a win when Tommy Lawrence let in a really stupid goal, which put Arsenal ? back in the game, I know we finished the game as winners and I asked him about this particular incident, he replied “Aye son, if I’d had a snipers rifle I would have shot Tommy there and then” just then the phone rang and Mr.Shankly answered it, the person on the other end of the line was a guy called Colin, a reporter for one of the daily national newspapers and from their conversation I assumed that “Colin” had broached the very same subject that we had just been talking about, because Mr. Shankly answered “Nah Nah Colin son, he’s the finest Goalkeeper in the worrrrld”.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #499 on: November 13, 2010, 10:23:04 AM »
I've never understood the benefit of these kind of press statements. I don't think for one moment they benefit the player on the receiving end. Surely Roy and Johnson have had this discussion in private, one to one, and the implications of not performing would have been writ large.
But waking up to the papers and SS news saying your not up to it can't do anything for your confidence, or for your relationship with the manager. If that was me I think I'd have feelings of mistrust and deep embarrassment. I personally don't see how this can improve Johnsons performance.

So the only reason for the statement can only be to the benefit of the manager. Look at me, I'm in charge, I'm the boss. Roy is very media savvy, he's been doing it for 35 years. He knows what the sporting press want. They want access, interviews, the inside scoop. They want controversy, statements  and most of all a long running narrative, something for Joe slob to get his head round

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #500 on: November 13, 2010, 10:25:54 AM »
If Benitez had said same, the reaction from many quarters would have been; 'That'll learn him!'

Don't dispute thiis, it's true.

What Hodgson did was daft, but let's face it...whatever theguy says right now he'll get killed for.
Needs to shut his mouth till Christmas to be on safe side.

Benitez would never have said it that way. He would have done it like how Mancini spoke about his player today.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #501 on: November 13, 2010, 10:26:00 AM »
I agree with what Hodgson is saying.

Glen Johnson has been a major liability in terms of defence when he has played for us.

His arrival conincided with Carras fall from grace. Make no mistake, Johnson had a huge part to play in this. If you saw Carra against Chelsea and (sadly) Wigan, you will see how dramatically he improved in those games because he had a decent defender at RB.

I don't agree that these things should be said in public, though I feel Johnson will have been told to buck his ideas up many times before in private and has yet to listen to that critique.

Johnson has skill, pace and quality - however, he does not know how to defend. He never will. Play him at RW/RM and we have a quality player on our books. Play him at RB and we have a huge waste of money instead.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #502 on: November 13, 2010, 10:26:11 AM »
It's the obvious solution mate. I don't care about people saying he's a right back or that it would be daft, because he is average defensively at very best but amazing going forward, just like Bale, and we don't have a right winger with his pace and ability to regularly beat a man. I'm surprised to be honest that we haven't tried it yet.
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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #503 on: November 13, 2010, 10:27:42 AM »
Don't have a major problem with this, Johnson has been unacceptably poor for 12 months so the manager has probably tried everything else.
Any poorer than say Carra?

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #504 on: November 13, 2010, 10:28:05 AM »
If he is on £120,000 a week, thats a joke and a waste o money. I would only expect Gerrard and Torres to be on that kind of money.

Also what it says about Barton of PNE - anyone watch the game on sky last night? He is nowhere near good enough for us. Decent, but not good enough for a club that is hoping to be winning major honours soon.
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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #505 on: November 13, 2010, 10:28:56 AM »
I think its clear that Hodgson doesn't fancy Johnson as a fullback (he is a modern attacking fullback who prefers to play in a team that plays high, pressing and attacking football - all opposite to Roy's style) and has decided to try and push him out of the door by criticising him in public. Whilst you can't argue that there have been questions over whether Johnson was worth the fee we paid because of his apparent defensive weaknesses, it's wrong of him to go public like this as it never does anyone any good. I would imagine the other players will not be too pleased to see their boss having a go at a team mate publicly, and may be wondering if they will be his next target.

Bit shite of him to do it at a time when Johnson isn't fit and therefore in no position to prove the manager wrong. Basically, its another fuck up by Hodgson in going public with his criticism of Johnson.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #506 on: November 13, 2010, 10:32:27 AM »
I agree with what Hodgson is saying.

Glen Johnson has been a major liability in terms of defence when he has played for us.

His arrival conincided with Carras fall from grace. Make no mistake, Johnson had a huge part to play in this. If you saw Carra against Chelsea and (sadly) Wigan, you will see how dramatically he improved in those games because he had a decent defender at RB.

So you argument is that Glen Johnson isn't very good, to the point where him playing makes a good centre half play poorly.

You could just as easily have spun your observations to say that Jamie Carragher's decline means that he is becoming poor, and needs a rigid, defensively minded full back in defence with him to bail him out and mask his failings.
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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #507 on: November 13, 2010, 10:33:27 AM »
Some are arguing that Johnson deserves to be caned in public since he has been doing such a bad job. Maybe Roy spoke to him in private, but it did not take, so he had to thrash him publicly.

I looked it up on the net, and found that since 3rd October (almost 2 1/2 months ago), Glen Johnson has only played one game - i.e. the 4th November UEFA Cup match.

http://www.soccerbase.com/players_details.sd?playerid=32697

Johnson has been suffering from agroin injury and has not recovered. He won't take part in the next game.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-fc/liverpool-fc-news/2010/11/12/liverpool-duo-joe-cole-and-glen-johnson-ruled-out-of-trip-to-stoke-100252-27649687/

I can understand it if Johnson has been playing the last few games, and Hodgson has talked to him, but it did not work, so he has to bawl him out publicly to get to play better.

But why now, out of the blue, and completely without any recent bad match to justify it? Why noq - especially after the last speculative press article claiming that Reina is on the way out, was just quelled yesterday? Today, the Press have predictably gone to town with Hodgson's comments and started a new furore over Johnson.

Why now? Is Hodgson angling to position Johnsn for the exit ramp and trying to prepare the way with his comments?


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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #508 on: November 13, 2010, 10:34:20 AM »
I want roy to resign lik the most of you but to those slating roy.

there is absolutely nothing wrong with his comments. If kelly (a youngster) does come in and do a good job at RB then johnson would have to up his game in order to keep his place. I don't believe players should start games just because they are "senior" players.

Same case with our big greek, he's come in and done a fantastic job at CB and so he kept his place in the team until his injury.

I'm a fan of competition for places and I think it is because we lack a lot of competition for a lot of positions that we have not done so well since last season (its the yanks fault for not bringing in quality replacements)

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #509 on: November 13, 2010, 10:34:34 AM »
I've never been a fan of Johnson the player, as I always thought he was overrated (the Badjonssen dig), which he's done nothing to counter at Anfield, and of course obscenely expensive. An English Alves-lite with neither the quality or tenaciousness of the Brazilian. Give me a versatile Arbeloa or an ever-reliable Finnan any day of the week.

But all that's immaterial because this thread and subject really isn't anything to do with Glen Johnson. It's about an exposed shape-shifting imposter in the Liverpool manager's office, a flailing puppet with severed strings, exhibiting all the managerial and people skills of David Brent. Someone who wouldn't know the difference between a carrot and a stick if they were both shoved up his arse repeatedly and he had to guess which. Actually, that might be a valuable anatomical experiment in itself, in as much as it might, just might get him to shut the fuck up when there's a microphone within a quarter-mile. Take a look in the mirror Roy, and take note of that pathetic hypocritical failure staring back at you.
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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #510 on: November 13, 2010, 10:37:52 AM »
I don't think that Kelly has been better than Johnson.  MAYBE Johnson is not playing to the ability of England's right back, but I will tell you this.  When there has been issues with our defense, IT HAS NOT BEEN JOHNSON'S fault!!! 

I'm sorry but you only have to look as far as Carra and Konchelsky.  Carra is the vocal leader of the defense, but it is quite clear that he nowhere near the defender he was 2-3 years ago, and how many of our goals have had their genesis from our left side?

Agger, Johnson, Aurelio, Insua -- all frozen out because they don't play bloody hoof ball like the rest of em. 

straw poll, who'd rather have Johnson in his current form in the side than Konchelsky in his average form?  Johnson, everytime, hands down.
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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #511 on: November 13, 2010, 10:40:56 AM »
But all that's immaterial because this thread and subject really isn't anything to do with Glen Johnson. It's about an exposed shape-shifting imposter in the Liverpool manager's office, a flailing puppet with severed strings, exhibiting all the managerial and people skills of David Brent. Someone who wouldn't know the difference between a carrot and a stick if they were both shoved up his arse repeatedly and he had to guess which. Actually, that might be a valuable anatomical experiment in itself, in as much as it might, just might get him to shut the fuck up when there's a microphone within a quarter-mile. Take a look in the mirror Roy, and take note of that pathetic hypocritical failure staring back at you.

Ouch!! Even Ferguson has had more pleasant days on RAWK compared to Roy.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #512 on: November 13, 2010, 10:41:09 AM »
Let;s keep things in perspective.

The issue here isn't his wages.

The issue is the manager having a go at a player who is injured and trying to get back to match fitness which is quite stupid.

What's worse, he announces it to the fucking media.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #513 on: November 13, 2010, 10:41:35 AM »
Personally I'd like to see Kelly take the RB slot and Hodgson attempt to use Johnson as a right sided Gareth Bale.

Agreed. Yet I think Roy made up his mind when he took the job who he did and didn't want in the team, so there's little hope of Glen marauding down the flanks and permanently being a RW.
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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #514 on: November 13, 2010, 10:41:51 AM »
Glenn Johnson's performances for us have not been up to scratch since day one. I don't like the manager slagging off players in public it won't do the situation any good.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #515 on: November 13, 2010, 10:42:54 AM »
I really don't understand all this criticism of Johnson. When he arrived he was outstanding, he gave a much needed shot in the arm to our attacking play. Then he got injured, and we suffered a lot because of that (both due to all the defensive shuffling that followed, and because we lost one of our most effective attacking outlets). By the time he came back the team was riddled with injuries and had lost all confidence, his own performances were fine for the rest of the season, though he didn't manage to add to his goal tally.

His defending is fine; he's not an outstanding defender, but then you're never going to get that in an attacking full back, even the best full backs in the world (of which he is one) let in the odd cross from time to time (I remember one England match where he was crucified for letting in a cross, when it was the only thing he'd done wrong all match), or are found up the pitch during a counter attack. It seems fashionable to slate him, I'm not certain why, but it has very little to do with his qualities as a footballer.

It's true that he's not been at his best so far this season, but that's hardly surprising seeing as how Hodgson has us set up (the same guy who dropped Roberto Carlos). And even then he's missed as many games as he's played, and when he was fit the entire team were playing shite. His last appearance came in the Napoli home game, and he was pretty good, we took the lead because of the penalty he won (he's very good at that).

Managers are entitled to use the media to try and motivate a player if they think it's worth while (though he could've perhaps worded it a bit better), but it makes no sense in this case when Johnson's been injured, and especially when his last performance was pretty good.

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #516 on: November 13, 2010, 10:43:14 AM »
I'm sorry but you only have to look as far as Carra and Konchelsky.
His boss and nephew are above criticism, you must realise that.
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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #517 on: November 13, 2010, 10:43:25 AM »
Tell me this. Why didn't he come out and say the same thing about Stevie G when he was trail-blazing for ingurlaaand and playing shite for us?

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #518 on: November 13, 2010, 10:44:07 AM »
I want roy to resign lik the most of you but to those slating roy.

there is absolutely nothing wrong with his comments. If kelly (a youngster) does come in and do a good job at RB then johnson would have to up his game in order to keep his place. I don't believe players should start games just because they are "senior" players.

Same case with our big greek, he's come in and done a fantastic job at CB and so he kept his place in the team until his injury.

I'm a fan of competition for places and I think it is because we lack a lot of competition for a lot of positions that we have not done so well since last season (its the yanks fault for not bringing in quality replacements)

Let's use an example. You have won a professional award in the past. Supposing you have a new boss come in. You did a few jobs for him. The last job was two months ago. It wasn't very good, but at the time, the whole office was turning in lousy work, especially that new employee that the boss brought in, Paul Sen. But you fall ill for a long time. You come back after about 2 months away and you do a job for him 9 days ago. You fall ill again and you are still at home recovering when you get a call from him your colleague telling you that your boss has just posted on the bulletin board over the coffee machine a written warning letter telling you that you are not performing as well as a award winner should be performing, and that you need to do better. The whole office has read it. In fact, your boss has circulated that notice among other companies in the same industry. Everyone knows about it.

How would you feel? Wouldn't you say "why is he doing this now, when I haven't done anything for him for 2 months except that job that I did 9 days ago?!" "Why is he bringing up the award when that has nothing to do with my job?!"

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Re: Roy Hodgson tells Glen Johnson to get his act together
« Reply #519 on: November 13, 2010, 10:45:02 AM »
glen johnson has not been playing well enough this season

at fault for a lot of goals especially against blackpool

martin kelly is a very good prospect at right back