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'The Final Piece of the Jigsaw'

By Andy  McNabb :  01/08/2008 :  Comments (39) :
Now, we all know this doesn?t actually exist, at least in terms of a football team and when some wag described the acquisition of Andrew Johnson a few summers ago in such a manner, those of us with a sense of reality took it all with a pinch of salt. However, what we got was an energised player, full of running, terrorising defences and causing havoc amongst opposition back lines.

He arrived like a breath of fresh air and who can forget how he made Jamie Carragher and Pepe Reiner look stupid in his first derby match as he ran at the Liverpool defence again and again. Two goals and the famous ?3-0? sign seemingly sealed his fate as a Goodison legend in that match. His star was in the ascendancy and an England call up soon followed. The good times at Goodison were a serious possibility as long as AJ?s form continued.

Meanwhile, in the depths of North London, a certain Mr Wenger at a daily press conference, dropped a bomb on Andrew Johnson?s Everton career, from which the player never recovered. We had all known for some time that Wenger had been myopic as to his own team?s antics, whilst pointing out the faults in others. Of the Sky Four, he had proved himself the most intelligent and deep thinking of the managers. However, the exact motives of his words that day are known only to himself.

Maybe it was simply a slow news day at Arsenal and he was struggling for something to say. After all, we have all made throw away comments, some of which have had a much greater impact than we intended. And there again, maybe, just maybe, the wily Mr Wenger saw a very real threat in footballing terms to his team and decided to deal with it off the pitch.

His comments about Andrew Johnson being a diver had a dramatic and immediate impact. Had he sat in the main stand at Goodison with a sniper rifle in his hands, he could not have been more effective in stopping our greatest goal threat. Instead of being a potent attacking player with the ability to run at opposition defences in their own penalty area, Johnson overnight suddenly became Public Enemy Number One with referees.

Ridiculously obvious penalty appeals were waved away. Defenders were able to lean on him and actually use his blistering pace to their own advantage. This attitude spread like a cancer towards the team as a whole and the very thought of awarding a penalty to Everton with Johnson on the pitch became laughable.

After weeks of frustration, Johnson?s style of play appeared to change slightly as he struggled to readjust. He became reluctant to use his pace and started running wider, avoiding the minefield which had become the penalty area. When he did get an opportunity in front of goal, he started to snatch at chances before he could be tackled and meanwhile, penalty appeal after penalty appeal fell on deaf ears, as the men in black waved play on, seemingly intent on destroying what little confidence was left in the man.

Others waded into the debate, some negative, some positive. His previous chairman at Palace, Simon Jordan, was kind enough to say that the only person AJ ever dived on, was his wife. But in reality, the damage had been done and Andrew Johnson, the highly effective Everton striker, had been neutralised. After all, if the chairman of Palace says you?re a good bloke but the manager of Arsenal says you?re a cheat, there is only one winner.

In recent weeks, he has been described on our own websites as a ?headless chicken? and given other well thought out and intelligent labels. It seems that many Everton supporters have forgotten how our once record signing and the ?missing piece?? label which went with it, has been stopped in his tracks. Not by opposition defenders but by the words of a powerful man, who along with three other managers, enjoys an unhealthy share of publicity and influence. I feel horribly cheated that we only enjoyed his talents for a few months and both frustrated and concerned that a key player can be nullified in such a way.

The asked-for transfer to Fulham appears on the verge of going through and our threadbare squad will be further diminished so that we can afford to buy someone else, as yet unproven amongst our ranks. The heady days of that September demolition of Liverpool seem a thousand years away and it is a sobering reminder of how quickly things can change in football.

I personally wish Andrew Johnson all he best in his football career. He?s a class player, an honest pro and a willing runner and wherever he plies his trade, that team will benefit from his influence and ability. I don?t blame him for a moment if he wanted to leave. He has worked and worked since those fateful comments and yet even Everton supporters have now changed their tune.

We are all horribly biased but with the greatest respect, as a footballer, where would you choose to play, Goodison or Craven Cottage? A sea view is all very well but surely football must come into it somewhere? He himself realises he is a shadow of his former self and has to move on...

I don?t have the stats but would be very interested if any of you anoraks out there could tell me if he has ever won a penalty since Wenger?s comments. As they say, ?The pen is mightier than the sword.? Well, it certainly worked that day.

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Ray Robinson
1   Posted 01/08/2008 at 20:35:12

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Andy, I do take your point about AJ and the effect of Wenger’s comments but any player who loses confidence so easily as a result of what somebody says or as a result of not gaining subsequent penalties (however justified) is not a great striker. The truly great strikers (Greaves, Latchford, Lineker etc) were not afraid to miss.

AJ is not as technically gifted as any of those and his confidence is certainly more fragile. That’s down to his personality and him alone.

However, like you, I wish him well.
Trevor Lynes
2   Posted 01/08/2008 at 20:40:24

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I truly find what you have written totally biased...Ive supported EFC for over 50 years and the excuses you have made for AJ’s loss of form and confidence are laughable...he is a hard worker but has never ’terrorised’ defences...he has taken penalty’s..and missed them when they were important. A real striker would grab the ball when a penalty was awarded but really AJ stopped being a goal scorer soon after he joined EFC and just became a workhorse. He cost more than he was worth because he was bought to SCORE and lets face it...failed. I know it was not all his fault as the service to our strikers has not been good for some time...Yak is the only natural goal scorer we have had for years and he needs service...but he does stick them away. Im afraid your opinion of AJ’s worth is higher than mine, perhaps he will recover confidence elsewhere...I hope so for his sake. He has always been a trier...but thats about all.
sean mckenna
3   Posted 01/08/2008 at 20:31:46

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What a load of rubbish!! sorry mate. i agree with your points about wenger had a negative input on johnson, but if i remember properly isnt he a highly paid pro??? now if some random guy, (which wenger is to jonhson) said to me that im rubbish at shagging women is that gona stop me from scoring with the ladies?? doubt it. Now these footballers have physcoligists to help them through these sort of things dont they, im sorry your theory as to why johnson has been so crap doesnt cut the musturd with me. So what, big deal if someone calls you a cheat, he still gets his 50 grand a week and drive home in his porche to his mansion. what about ronaldo?? look at the stick he got for getting rooney sent off, and what was his response?? bang in 40 odd goals the next season!!! thats a real pro mate. i also agree that he worked his socks off but as a fan i wouldnt expect anything less from any other everton player?? i hope it works out for the lad, and would just like to add when we bought the yak it made me realise what a striker was all about, the killer eye in front of goal, and sorry again johson just dosnt have that.
lee rogers
4   Posted 01/08/2008 at 21:01:17

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i agree totally with what you’ve said andy about aj,had wenger shut his gob then i reckon andy would off had a lot more pens.cause lets face it we got no pens after that i think we only got pens in the uefa cup...coyb
Colin Donnelly
5   Posted 01/08/2008 at 21:14:02

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I agree with you that Wenger certainly had an impact on AJ’s confidence, but I’m not so sure it was as dramatic as you think. Sure he went through a lean spell, but the team wasn’t playing great, he was getting some very dodgy decisions, confidence in the team was also low, and to be honest, we were punching a bit above our weight anyway, as we have done for many seasons. We survive on being organised, very disciplined and by using what sparce resources we have very effectively, by an astute manager who gets 110% out of average players. When you look at some of the talent in the Prem, some of our players look very ordinary (Hibbert, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Carsley etc) yet they play above their single ability levels becuase of Moyes (the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts).
I will miss AJ, his enthusiasm was infectious, we all shouted ’go on AJ’ whenever he was chasing a hopeless through ball into the channels, but we believed he could turn it into something, and he did on quite a few occasions. All the best AJ lad.
Steve Pugh
6   Posted 01/08/2008 at 21:34:54

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I agree with that Wenger is to blame but not in quite the same way. In my opinion Wenger’s comments didn’t cause AJ to lose confidence. Beforehand when AJ ran into the box defenders were scared to put in a tackle for fear of giving away a penalty. Once it became obvious that AJ would never win another penalty again they stopped his runs by any means possible. AJ tried to change his game but sadly he isn’t a good enough player to achieve his goals and that is where his confidence left him.

Wenger ruined a great talent by saying what he did, just because AJ was limited in his talents doesn’t mean he wasn’t talented. If defenders had been allowed to trip Lineker every time he ran into the box with no fear of reprisals he wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good as the man we remember.
Ray Robinson
7   Posted 01/08/2008 at 21:51:15

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Steve, when Lineker played at Leicester he was renowned for using his pace, getting behind the defence and coolly slotting home. By the time he came to EFC, he was a 6 yard poacher and header of the ball as well. He had so many strings to his bow that he couldn;t laways be stopped by illegal means. Plus he never had his head down after missing a sitter.

AJ is a one trick pony and blighted by lack of confidence. Wenger may have triggered the initial confidence loss but at the end of the day, AJ is an extremely limited striker without Lineker’s predatory intelligence.

I don’t think the comparison you make is valid

Carl Roberts
8   Posted 01/08/2008 at 21:26:32

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I believe Andy’s point is a valid one. It is a well known fact that confidence plays a massive part in individual performances. Yes, these guys are pros, but robots they’re not! Wenger’s disgraceful comment, (the words GAME and DISREPUTE come to mind) clearly influenced those weak bandwagon jumpers who played a major part in Andy’s downfall. Accusations of cheating against a real cheat with no integrity will have little affect on his game. Clearly, Andy Johnson was not one of those players and I wish him all the best for the future.
guy hastings
9   Posted 01/08/2008 at 21:55:32

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To me, Wenger’s comments were psychological sour grapes. At the time of AJ’s move it was strongly rumoured that the Arse were after him too. Imagine the difference if AJ was turning out for the Gooners every week.He’d only have to sneeze in the area and Wenger would have been screaming for a penalty. After all, this was the man who ’didn’t see’ Pires’ fall against Pompey. As for DM seeing any of the AJ money, I’d like to know where McFadden’s five mill has disappeared to.
Colin Blake
10   Posted 01/08/2008 at 21:53:48

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Whatever we may think,you can ask anyone who follows another team and they will tell you AJ was a diver.
However many videos,Moyes produced in the little man’s defence,the fuss he made about Wenger’s remarks did more to put the guy under the spotlight and undermine his confidence than the original throwaway line!
In short,if AJ suffered a confidence problem ,Moyes did nothing to solve it which is what he’s paid 60K a week to do.
Steve Pugh
11   Posted 01/08/2008 at 21:58:14

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If Lineker was tripped everytime he tried to get behind the defence, he wouldn’t have been able to cooly slot home. If he was physically knocked out of the way every time he went for the ball he wouldn’t have been able to poach from 6 yards.

No matter who the striker is take away any semblance of penalty for defenders the striker will not be able to score as many goals. Lineker was never put in the position of AJ but I believe he would have struggled, maybe not as much because he was a better player, but he would have struggled.
Tony part
12   Posted 01/08/2008 at 22:02:35

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Good luck AJ.. You gave us some great memories in your breif time here, destroying Liverpool in the derby, that great strikers goal in our first win at White Hart Lane for 21 yrs and I remeber the last gasp laser guided left foot finish against Arsenal at Goodison that gave us a memorable win..The goals against Brann were a bit special too.
Its a great shame it hasnt worked out the way it could have..
Good luck for the future is all I can say and thanks for all the hard work, I guess Hibbert wont have anyone to lob the ball inot no-mans land anymore now.
Brian Waring
13   Posted 01/08/2008 at 22:01:58

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Losing his confidence had nothing to do with Wenger. It was probalby more to do with the fact, that he was asked to chase balls hoofed up to the corner flags all the time. The lad had pace to burn, and we never used it, where it would have done most damage, actually putting balls down the middle, on the floor.
Ray Robinson
14   Posted 01/08/2008 at 22:06:01

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Steve, my point was that Lineker made it that much harder for defenders because he changed his game. Even I could read AJ most of the time and therefore could have got away with a the odd body check or two!

I do agree that on the whole AJ was extremely hard done to. However, my other point was that a naturallly confident player would have carried on putting himself into those positions where even the most incompetent ref would have had to give a penalty eventually - something he increasingly avoided later on in the season.
Andy Crooks
15   Posted 01/08/2008 at 22:14:24

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No doubt Wenger dented AJ’s confidence.What dented it even more was chasingTim Howards panicky hoofs up the pitch having recieved yet another back pass.Also DM never really gave AJ and the Yak a chance to form a decent partnership due to the ultra cautious tactic of having Carsley and Neville in midfield.If AJ’s move goes through I’ll be having him in my fantasy team this year.What odds he outscores the Yak?
Steve Pugh
16   Posted 01/08/2008 at 22:16:19

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Come on Ray, some of the decisions not given could have been spotted by a blind man. Yes it was easy to spot AJ’s intentions, like I said initially his talents were limited, but he was very good at running at defenders and that scares them. That stopping had nothing to do with defenders sussing him out, it was purely down to the fact that they became confident that they would get away with fouling him because referees were not giving penalties. Every time somebody got away with another slightly more obvious foul they got even more confident.

The one thing we all cry out for in a player is the ability to run at defenders and AJ had that in spadefuls. His head didn’t used to drop if he missed a sitter because he new he would get a load more chances, now when he gets through the defence without going down he knows he probably won’t get another chance because next time he will get tripped so when he misses it is much more frustrating.
Ray Robinson
17   Posted 01/08/2008 at 22:39:53

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Steve, let’s agree to disagree. Actually, I do agree with you on the subject of AJ’s treatment from refs. The point where I remain far from convinced is that I thought AJ was actually a player too easily prone to lose confidence (for whatever the reason). Allied to his lack of technique, ball control etc, he was too easy to contain (by foul means or fair).

From the point of view of effort / genuineness, I actually liked the guy!
Simon Birdsey
18   Posted 01/08/2008 at 22:40:53

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I do agree with you, Andy. Not only has AJ been denied some blantant penalties but seemingly referees are intent on denying him even legitimate goals, think that diabolical decision against Blackburn and the retaken penalty for innocuous encroachment in the UEFA cup.

In an ideal world, we would have played with two wingers and Beattie would be getting his head on most things with Johnson feeding on the scraps. Unfortunately, Moyes narrow, condensed style of play and the arrival of the Yak has made both of those players surplus to requirements.

I do wish Andy Johnson all the best in his future career. He has always been an honest, hard-working and committed player for us and his winning goals against Liverpool and Arsenal will live long in the memory. Considering our current system and the price that Fulham are (hopefully) prepared to pay though, it’s a no-brainer to move him on and to try and reinvest in the squad, plumping it up with players with their best years still ahead of them
Steve Pugh
19   Posted 01/08/2008 at 22:56:21

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Steve Templeton
20   Posted 01/08/2008 at 22:52:27

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Good post, Andy. I think people have underestimated how much of an effect Wenger's comments have had upon AJ?s Everton career. That said, however, I think some of the comments regarding his fragile confidence are also true in that to be a truly great player you need mental strength and I?m afraid AJ does not have this. Instead of going into his shell he should have done the opposite and chased referees up the pitch.

One final point - didn?t Mourinho add his tuppence worth and one or two other managers after Wenger's comments?
Craig Dodd
21   Posted 01/08/2008 at 22:28:55

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First of all when news broke that AJ was on his way I was gutted, but then I started thinking and thought that actually it was not that bad. After all we are making a bit of money on the lad, and secondly you can’t really play AJ and the Yak up front together. They are too small for a start, okay AJ will run and run all day long but really speaking the Yak could do with a Dunc or somebody up there with him. AJ was a good lad and I sincerely wish him all the best. But he was limited infront of goal and with the Yak we have a more natural goal scorer. Makes good sense to sell him on and make a few quid. We’ll have a few more copper to go out and bet some quality up front to feed the Yak. As I already said I am sad to see the lad go, I thank him for the memories and wish him all the best.
Peter Hall
22   Posted 01/08/2008 at 23:18:55

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Yak too small - he is 6ft and 13 st and one of the most powerful physiques in the prem. Do you actually watch these players before you say these things?
23   Posted 01/08/2008 at 23:15:17

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I tend to agree with Andy’s piece but I did find comments like "He himself realises he is a shadow of his former self..." quite irritating because how would one possibly know what another person realises or not?! If Johnson has actually stated that himself then fair do’s. But I do definitely believe that the fall of Johnson was down to the diving suggestion, interesting how his drop of form coincides perfectly with that when before I think he was on fire for Everton.
Colin Mc
24   Posted 02/08/2008 at 03:41:48

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Having been an Everton supporter for over 50 years. I have seen many players come and go, from our wondrful club. There have been times when I despair, when I see quality players leave the club, but I honestly think when Johnson goes it will be good riddance. Mr McNabb seems to forget that football is a business and there is no room for second best, to blame AJ’s supposed loss of form on Arsen Wenger is a pathetic excuse. AJ gets paid a very good wage each week regardless of a good or bad game, if he was to be paid on return on investment then he would be coughing up back to the club. It’s about time he moved on to a lower division to where his talent would be better suited. For the record I’m keeping the faith in our truly great club.
Jeff Spiers
25   Posted 02/08/2008 at 06:07:30

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Tony and Brian. Spot on about balls lobbed into no-man's land and towards the corner flags. How many past and previous strikers have added to their goal tally by legging after these punts? I don't remember Greaves, Lineker, Ferguson, Yak, Young, Vernon etc doing it. True AJ lost confidence but I bet he scores shitloads for Fulham where there are players to do the donkey work.
Tony Part
26   Posted 02/08/2008 at 08:06:41

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Well, I have always said that a striker is judged on goals and not work rate..

All the players you mentioned above from the past prove it. AJ done a lot of the horsework for the Yak which meant half of the time he was almost like a winger. I do actually disagree about AJ and Yak not being able to play as a two, I think they were just not given many opportunities to do so because Everton don't have the personnel to play that formation. I seem to remember they linked up okay in Yak's debut at Bolton and also against Brann at Goodison when okay you can talk about the opposition being dreadful all you want but you still have to score the goals.

The thing that does frighten me a bit is the fact that, once AJ has gone, so has the pace, and it was a great outlet as, even when AJ didn't score, it still gave the opposition a major pain in the arse to think about. As for someone who once said AJ hits a ball weakly. I recall power shots against Brann and I also wouldn't call his left-foot winner against Arsenal a powder puff..

All we can say is good luck to AJ and I think it will not really sink in with us that unless we find a striker of similar speed that, come the start of the season, we will miss the outlet he used to give us. As someone says there is just no point in lumping balls into no-man's land for Yak, he just will not chase them and more to the point why should he? He is a goalscorer and we want him to score goals. If he starts doing the work AJ did out on the wings, then his goal tally will suffer for it also. I don't know about anyone else but I would much rather he did little work and got 20-25 goals a season than sweated bucket loads every match to finish the season with less than 10 goals. Forgive me but isn't the object of football scoring goals?

What we damn well should have been looking for this summer was some genuine wide men with a bit of quality so our strikers didn't have to be Ryan Giggs on the wing.

Tony Gee
27   Posted 02/08/2008 at 08:52:02

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Andy Jonhnson had the mental toughness of a moth...

Tiger Woods would be a good example to Andrew Johnson of what a sportsman can achieve if he/she actually has faith and belief in their OWN ability...

It's as important a trait as any....
John Garrett
28   Posted 02/08/2008 at 08:56:20

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Am I wrong in thinking that it was Neil Warnock who started the "crucifixion" of Andy Johnson (ably completed by Arsene Wenger)?
MJ Tyrrell
29   Posted 02/08/2008 at 11:10:43

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John Garrett.

Absolutely right mate. It was Warnock who got the ball rolling after the Claude Davis incident at Goodison. Wenger got more publicity for making the same point as Warnock and even Mourinho jumped on the band wagon shorlty after.

I think we should blame Sky to be honest! Sky is the new Heysel it appears. We once blamed Heysel for being crap now we blame Sky.
Joeynkoo Ludden
30   Posted 02/08/2008 at 11:27:44

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AJ is a hard worker, never gives up, willing runner etc - agreed. That's a prerequiste, not a positive, for any player in the royal blue shirt. He falls badly short though of the quality and technique required, and if the 8-figure transfer goes through, it represents a great piece of business.

AJ is a similar class of striker to Marcus Bent. Whilst watching Graham Poll rob us again at WBA a few years back, two toffees infront of me said: "Bent has all the qualities you look for in a striker, except the ability to score". Kinda fits with AJ too.
Andy Lea
31   Posted 02/08/2008 at 12:02:09

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I dont ever remember him being "the final piece of the jigsaw". Those who thought that were kidding themselves and probabaly couldn't finish a two-piece jigsaw without the picture off the box.

Even at this time, with the squad we have, there are many "pieces" still to be found.It takes more than two goals in a derby match to endear me to a player - although derby goals do seem enough for some fans - Cadamarteri anyone?

When Moyes signed AJ, he was as good as we could get at that time. For me he is a slightly better Radzinski in that his work rate is spot on. Like Radzinski he lacks composure - if he has to think about it he will miss.

For me, it's thanks for your time - fair play to Moyes in looking to up the quality stakes now that our profile in Europe has improved.

Don't suppose Fulham need a right back with size 5 feet - would love to see Hibbert on his way too!
Sam Morrison
32   Posted 02/08/2008 at 12:19:00

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Andy, I think that?s a decent article on Johnson, and I?ll always appreciate the impact he had. I think you?re right about Wenger and I also think other managers cynically jumped on the bandwagon (Mourhino was decent enough to apologise, unusually). I?d also agree however with some posters above that part of being a top-class footballer is shrugging off the criticism. The likes of Drogba never let it affect them, indeed in some cases it drove them on.

But I hope if and when Johnson returns he gets a great reception. It?s a curious age in a curious sport. We?d like players to be loyal, but if we deem them ?not good enough? then loyalty doesn?t come into it.
Paul Walsh
33   Posted 02/08/2008 at 13:40:45

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Johnson isn?t a diver, but he possibly is a little too lightweight. However, overall the service he?s received like Beattie before him has been extremely poor. Until we buy a midfieider that can weight a pass through the centre or down the channels we?ll continue to make good strikers look ordinary. I will miss Johnson?s enthusiasm, effort and endeavour and hope we don?t come to regret his departure.
Andy Hegan
34   Posted 02/08/2008 at 18:11:27

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Having read Andy's article and the subsequent comments I once again despair for my fellow Blues. Despite Andy not once mentioning a loss of confidence in Johnson, it didn't stop almost everybody from missing his point entirely.

The point being that Wenger's criminal comments caused Johnson to adjust his play, much to the detriment of his game and his perception in the eyes of the fans, coupled with the fact that the service he recieved was shocking to say the least (and if anyone thinks that any striker they care to name wouldn't suffer in that team then they should seek professional help). Please, fellow Blues, get your facts right (unless you are all KIrby yes voters in which case you are a lost cause).

ps: I'm not a Johnson fan, I thought he had a chronic touch and no left foot.

James Anderson
35   Posted 02/08/2008 at 22:01:15

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Are you the army bloke? if so bravo 2-0 great fiction!
Colin Ford
36   Posted 03/08/2008 at 00:50:56

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Fair points about Wenger and Warnock, particularly regarding the inflated importance afforded to the words of the Sky4, but it really is a shame if AJ’s confidence is that didn’t seem to hurt a certain Mr Klinnsman a few years back to be labelled a diver! Different player, different class. What I will miss about AJ is the flexibility he brought to the team’s play with his endless chasing of the ball that was often hoofed out of defence. Good luck to him in the future. Once a Blue always a Blue.
Andy McNabb
37   Posted 03/08/2008 at 03:20:52

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No, I’m not the Army bloke, that ’s one ’b’, although when I lived in the UK it was a little distracting to see my name plastered over the side of double decker buses!
Shame I’m not writing fiction here. Thanks Andy Hegan for your post. The point of the article was the ability of the Sky 4 to manipulate our national sport in any way they like. Someone mentioned them being the new Heysel.
What drives me mad is that mere football alone doesn’t impact the results in the way that it should.
Naive? Yeah, probably but SOME sort of level playing field would be nice.
David Gallant
38   Posted 03/08/2008 at 10:48:37

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Another comprehensive toffeeweb thread on a matter of polarized opinion. I have two small things to add if I may.

1. AJ gave us unforgettable moments of joy and of and for that I shall be ever mindful and grateful. However, as with Marcus Bent before him, he just wasnt clinical enough in front of goal, willing runners though they were. Mental toughness is almost a prerequisite in this league now, and if you dont have it you will be found out. I read a series Neville Southall did on the OS recently in which he said that the expectation levels at Everton were too much for some keepers to handle and that this in turn drained their confidence even further. I imagine the same is true with AJ.

2. Any comparison between AJ and Lineker on any level is laughable in the extreme and shouldnt even be so much as suggested. The epitome of ?chalk and cheese?. Now take it back and behave.

Andy Lea
39   Posted 03/08/2008 at 12:04:55

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"And if anyone thinks that any striker they care to name wouldn?t suffer in that team then they should seek professional help"

Andy Hegan, it didn't seem to affect the Yak too much - should I book an appointment at Rodney Street?

The difference? Class and composure!

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