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      Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)

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      Re: Glen Johnson
      Reply #3030: Jul 13, 2015 06:41:17 pm
      how he's going to fit in with rugby side Stoke is anyones guess

      He likes to take throw ins?

      Maybe their only criteria when signing a new player?
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      Re: Glen Johnson
      Reply #3031: Jul 13, 2015 10:38:19 pm
      No doubt he will have suddenly learned how to defend and have a blinder come the the opening game.
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      Re: Glen Johnson
      Reply #3032: Jul 13, 2015 10:42:54 pm
      how he's going to fit in with rugby side Stoke is anyones guess, he'll need to toughen up a LOT!.

      You musn't have watched Stoke in a while as under Hughes they play much better football than Pulis did.

      Not Barca standard but some decent stuff at times.
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      Re: Glen Johnson
      Reply #3033: Jul 13, 2015 10:44:33 pm
      You musn't have watched Stoke in a while as under Hughes they play much better football than Pulis did.

      Not Barca standard but some decent stuff at times.

      Was just about to post this. Stoke are not all the way to being a footballing side, but I have to begrudgingly credit Hughes for trying to get them to play football.
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      Reply #3034: Jul 13, 2015 10:46:29 pm
      Was just about to post this. Stoke are not all the way to being a footballing side, but I have to begrudgingly credit Hughes for trying to get them to play football.

      He's a decent coach at that level.
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      Re: Glen Johnson
      Reply #3035: Jul 13, 2015 10:47:41 pm
      He's a decent coach at that level.

      But he'll always have the Scum stain on him. That sh*t don't wash off.
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      Re: Glen Johnson
      Reply #3036: Jul 13, 2015 10:49:22 pm
      But he'll always have the Scum stain on him. That sh*t don't wash off.

      Indeed.
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      Reply #3037: Jul 13, 2015 10:51:54 pm
      Was just about to post this. Stoke are not all the way to being a footballing side, but I have to begrudgingly credit Hughes for trying to get them to play football.

      Was just about to post this. Stoke are not all the way to being a footballing side, but I have to begrudgingly credit Hughes for trying to get them to play football.

      Yeah I think Hughes is a good manager as well. Got a lot of sh*t thrown at him after the QPR job - truth be told no one is capable of managing that dire bloated football team. A good waste of a football league position. Did alright in the Wales job, was an excellent Blackburn manager and slightly unfortunate at Man City, although he may have found his level there and did more in one season in the PL for Stoke than Tony "hey big spender" Pulis did in 6 years in the Premier League.
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      Re: Glen Johnson
      Reply #3038: Jul 14, 2015 10:53:08 am
      But he'll always have the Scum stain on him. That sh*t don't wash off.

      Deserving of a plus TRM.
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      Re: Glen Johnson
      Reply #3039: Aug 08, 2015 07:41:24 pm
      Johnson doing his best impression of a full blown tit:

      Glen Johnson says Liverpool FC squad is no better now than it was last season

      16:40, 8 August 2015
      By Neil Jones


      Defender is set to line up against the Reds for new club Stoke at the Britannia on Sunday

      Glen Johnson has claimed that Liverpool FC do not have a stronger squad now than they did last season.

      The defender, who left Anfield on a free transfer back in May, is set to line up against the Reds for new club Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.

      Johnson spent six years on Merseyside, making 200 appearances in total. But while he has insisted that he bears no grudges against the club following his exit, he has raised doubts as to whether Liverpool's summer transfer business has strengthened them significantly.

      He said: “They've made some signings, but not ones that are going to walk straight into the team. They've lost Raheem (Sterling), who was an important player, so I wouldn't say it's a better squad than last year.

      “It will be key for them to get off to a good start, but we want to be difficult to beat and try to improve on last season's points tally. That was a record for the club, so if we beat that we will be happy.”

      Johnson claims he turned down the chance to remain at Anfield by rejecting a contract offer, and says he has nothing to prove to Reds fans this weekend.

      He said: "I had a very good time there and enjoyed the majority of it. But I turned down a new contract at the end of the day, so it ended exactly how I would like.

      “I met Mark Hughes and everything he had to say was what I wanted to hear. I'm settling in well and I've been made to feel welcome, so it couldn't be going any better at the moment.

      “It's just typical my first game [for Stoke] is against my old club. That's football and we'll do what we've got to do. It's my job and I'll treat it as any other game.

      “I've been in the Premier League for 12 years – I've got nothing to prove. When I was fit I was in the team, simple as that. There's no problems at all.”

      http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/glen-johnson-says-liverpool-fc-9818124

      We've potentially replaced his useless arse with Clyne, Balo with Benteke, Borini with Ings and we've added Firmino. He's clearly bitter because we offered him a one year contract that reflected him being a bench warmer but he probably wanted a 2 years+ deal. Stoke's defence is going to be a hell of a lot weaker with Butland instead of Begovic, Johnson at right back and no Shawcross in the middle. 
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      Re: Glen Johnson
      Reply #3040: Aug 08, 2015 07:55:40 pm
      Johnson doing his best impression of a full blown tit:

      Glen Johnson says Liverpool FC squad is no better now than it was last season

      16:40, 8 August 2015
      By Neil Jones


      Defender is set to line up against the Reds for new club Stoke at the Britannia on Sunday

      Glen Johnson has claimed that Liverpool FC do not have a stronger squad now than they did last season.

      The defender, who left Anfield on a free transfer back in May, is set to line up against the Reds for new club Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.

      Johnson spent six years on Merseyside, making 200 appearances in total. But while he has insisted that he bears no grudges against the club following his exit, he has raised doubts as to whether Liverpool's summer transfer business has strengthened them significantly.

      He said: “They've made some signings, but not ones that are going to walk straight into the team. They've lost Raheem (Sterling), who was an important player, so I wouldn't say it's a better squad than last year.

      “It will be key for them to get off to a good start, but we want to be difficult to beat and try to improve on last season's points tally. That was a record for the club, so if we beat that we will be happy.”

      Johnson claims he turned down the chance to remain at Anfield by rejecting a contract offer, and says he has nothing to prove to Reds fans this weekend.

      He said: "I had a very good time there and enjoyed the majority of it. But I turned down a new contract at the end of the day, so it ended exactly how I would like.

      “I met Mark Hughes and everything he had to say was what I wanted to hear. I'm settling in well and I've been made to feel welcome, so it couldn't be going any better at the moment.

      “It's just typical my first game [for Stoke] is against my old club. That's football and we'll do what we've got to do. It's my job and I'll treat it as any other game.

      “I've been in the Premier League for 12 years – I've got nothing to prove. When I was fit I was in the team, simple as that. There's no problems at all.”

      http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/glen-johnson-says-liverpool-fc-9818124

      We've potentially replaced his useless arse with Clyne, Balo with Benteke, Borini with Ings and we've added Firmino. He's clearly bitter because we offered him a one year contract that reflected him being a bench warmer but he probably wanted a 2 years+ deal. Stoke's defence is going to be a hell of a lot weaker with Butland instead of Begovic, Johnson at right back and no Shawcross in the middle. 

      'Spent 6 years and 200 performances' -

      I regret that line most of all. When Rafa signed him in the same summer that we lost Arbeloa and Alonso, he signalled the moment Liverpool went into decline and where we've finished in the league in the years since - 6th, 7th, 8th etc is broadly consistent with the style of footballers we bought that Johnson typified perfectly. The first of many overpriced flops, 18m being wasted when we spent far less on far better right backs in Arbeloa and Finnan before him. He had attacking qualities...but that's all he had. Not an ounce of intelligence about him that compounded his defensive weakness. I have no doubt that his signing destabilised our defence. It was strange and very unRafa like in how it wanked our defence about and sped up Rafa's untimely departure.

      To say I'm relieved he's out of the club is an understatement.
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      Re: Glen Johnson
      Reply #3041: Aug 09, 2015 12:15:32 pm
      Hopefully he starts today.
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3042: Dec 31, 2015 02:09:00 am
      He's doing alright at stoke.

      always interesting when our former players who were considered 'utter crap' by everyone at large, do well at other teams
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3043: Jan 01, 2016 02:17:02 pm
      He's doing alright at stoke.

      always interesting when our former players who were considered 'utter crap' by everyone at large, do well at other teams
      The pressure of playing in one of the biggest club where expectations are winning trophies or Top 4.
       
                    Versus

      The pressure of playing at the club where the expectations is top 10.

      The small 'mentality' factor.
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3044: Jan 02, 2016 07:13:47 am
      The pressure of playing at the club where the expectations is top 10.

      wow..... top ten.  some pressure. 
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3045: Jan 05, 2016 03:13:25 pm
      great so we will have him Adam and Crouchie desperate to score tonight
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3046: Jan 05, 2016 10:37:31 pm
      great so we will have him Adam and Crouchie desperate to score tonight

      Where was Charlie Adam?
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3047: Jan 05, 2016 10:49:23 pm

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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3048: Jan 05, 2016 11:31:03 pm
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3049: Jan 05, 2016 11:34:55 pm
      In fairness to Glen he was one of their best players tonight, if not the best.
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3050: Jan 06, 2016 02:15:24 am
      In fairness to Glen he was one of their best players tonight, if not the best.

      Been solid all season for them. Honestly, he got way too much stick when he was here. Many made him out to be the primary reason we leaked so many goals. Yet, he's gone and our problems in defense are still here.....
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3051: Jan 06, 2016 02:19:20 am
      Been solid all season for them. Honestly, he got way too much stick when he was here. Many made him out to be the primary reason we leaked so many goals. Yet, he's gone and our problems in defense are still here.....

      In my opinion he's a mid table player for a mid table team and has found his level so it's no surprise. But for a team like us who wants to perform at the highest level possible, he was always well short of that standard.

      At 18m one of Rafa's most questionable signings. Wholly unjustified in my opinion.
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3052: Jan 06, 2016 02:35:24 am
      Been solid all season for them. Honestly, he got way too much stick when he was here. Many made him out to be the primary reason we leaked so many goals. Yet, he's gone and our problems in defense are still here.....

      Agreed. Some unbelievable views on here there were at times.

      He does look as though he's been eating round Charlie Adams' house though.
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3053: Jan 06, 2016 04:20:28 am
      My mate who is a Stoke fan already can't stand Glen, he wants Phil Bardsley in the team instead. Sounds like the same old problems still exist, he's wasteful on the ball and tracks back a lot slower than he goes forward.

      Glad he's not here.
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3054: Jan 06, 2016 10:15:53 am
      Been solid all season for them. Honestly, he got way too much stick when he was here. Many made him out to be the primary reason we leaked so many goals. Yet, he's gone and our problems in defense are still here.....

      During the game I saw people trying to blame him for our goal, saying we only scored because he "lost his man". It was bollocks just like many times he was blamed for everything wrong our defence did. In our goal he actually had to leave "his man" alone (Ibe) to cover for the central defenders who let Joe Allen completely free in front of goal. He had 2 players to mark and made the natural decision of pressuring the one receiving the ball.
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3055: Jan 06, 2016 11:23:28 am
      Been solid all season for them. Honestly, he got way too much stick when he was here. Many made him out to be the primary reason we leaked so many goals. Yet, he's gone and our problems in defense are still here.....

      He was very good for a period of around 18 months, in fact I would say he was one of the best full backs in the league at that time, but he went downhill badly over his last 18 months or so with us.

      I don't miss him and that's even with his replacement being nothing more than solid since he came in.
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3056: Jan 21, 2019 01:57:55 pm
      He has announced his retirement at age 34.

      A frustrating player at times, who could be brilliant and bad in equal measure, but always seemed to give his all.
      He was hampered by injuries, but still had some great games for us, and at his best, was quick, strong and tenacious, as well as being decent in defense and a good attacker.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46946870?ns_linkname=sport&ns_campaign=bbc_match_of_the_day&ns_source=facebook&ns_mchannel=social&fbclid=IwAR0LdfzX2nXEqglycYB_TpBepKoOp2hhlGgLirqT6YGpsVaZbPw_LmyKTzc
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3057: Jan 21, 2019 03:20:05 pm
      He has announced his retirement at age 34.

      A frustrating player at times, who could be brilliant and bad in equal measure, but always seemed to give his all.
      He was hampered by injuries, but still had some great games for us, and at his best, was quick, strong and tenacious, as well as being decent in defense and a good attacker.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46946870?ns_linkname=sport&ns_campaign=bbc_match_of_the_day&ns_source=facebook&ns_mchannel=social&fbclid=IwAR0LdfzX2nXEqglycYB_TpBepKoOp2hhlGgLirqT6YGpsVaZbPw_LmyKTzc

      A good player who never quite made that final step to being a great player.
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3058: Jan 22, 2019 11:00:48 pm
      Best of luck to Glenn. Could have been a real top player. Good lad though. Young retiring
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      Re: Glen Johnson (Liverpool -> Stoke)
      Reply #3059: Jan 25, 2019 11:37:59 pm
      Hold fire! We need a RB

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