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Slow down, AJ, slow down!

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So Andrew Johnson has turned to sprint king Darren Campbell in an effort to improve on his already lightening speed.

Much as I admire the little man`s enthusiasm, I would have thought his big priority was re-discovering his shooting boots! A dozen or so goals on the Club`s investment of £8M is hardly a good return and more than a few of us feel that he`s already in danger of mistaking sheer speed for the genuine striker`s currency ? GOALS.

Perhaps AJ would do better to invest his money on a few lessons from Latchford, Lineker and Sharp!
Dave Tucker, Little Saughhall     Posted 02/12/2007 at 11:51:02

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Dave Trudgeon
1   Posted 02/12/2007 at 15:45:43

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what a waste of my time!
his biggest asset is his speed
if he gets faster then he?ll be better
as far as im aware none of the people you mentioned are coaches?
the lad has scored 2 in 3 give him a break
Barry Scott
2   Posted 02/12/2007 at 16:50:05

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Darren Campbell is well regarded in football circles. He has previously worked with Man Utd and Chelsea. I wouldn’t complain if he was brought onto the staff roster full time.
Gavin Harris
3   Posted 02/12/2007 at 17:56:39

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Couldn’t agree more with Dave, a striker is paid to score goals so as long as he does that it doesn;t bother me how quick he is.
Ray Robinson
4   Posted 02/12/2007 at 18:45:25

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What?s the point of being even faster if he?s reluctant to pull the trigger? In the second half yesterday, he was 20 yards out in front of goal and din?t even get a shot off. I?m afraid it?s his striking instincts I?d be working on, not his speed.
Peter Singer
5   Posted 02/12/2007 at 20:52:37

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What you fail to realise is that he’s lost much of this speed to the recent injuries he has had.

If he can regain it, his confidence will return and with confidence come good decisions and with good decisions come the goals we ultimately need.

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