UK time is: 20:46:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

No Boro guarantee for Johnson

Under fire Boro boss Gareth Southgate may have put a spanner in the runaway wheels of the Watford bandwagon by recalling Adam Johnson but he won`t guarantee the flying winger a start at the Riverside.

Southgate`s odd quote on Boro`s official site will be in stark comparison to Aidy Boothroyd`s brilliant man management and motivation skills that drew the best out of ol` Jinky Johnson down at WD18

'I'm not bringing him back thinking he's going to start turning our season round for us, he's a young player and I don't want to put any pressure on him,' Southgate said.

Way to go Gareth…that`ll build the guy`s confidence (and all that after Sir Aidy said Johno was good enough to play for England)!!!!

Given that Middlesborough have also confirmed that their injury list has now shortened with Mido, Huth, Taylor, Arca and Andrew Taylor all returning to full training, the recall of in-form Johnson does seem odd if Southgate isn`t planning on letting the wing wizard dazzle on the higher stage.

Is Southgate gonna play 2 left wingers, cos here at VitalWatford we`ve never ever heard anyone at Boro talk about dropping Stuart Downing?

Even Assistant manager Malcolm Crosby, took time out from stating the bleeding obvious to let us know he too was unsure of the plan for the 20 year old winger…Southgate`s right hand man said 'We must remember that he has been playing in a league below…but he'll (Johnson) now be pushing for a place against Aston Villa, and although the final decision is with Gareth Southgate, I'd like to think he would be involved.'

Should the Boro management be stupid enough (and we really wouldn`t put it past them) not to include Johnson in the Villa squad, you will be the first to find out here at VitalWatford…




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 19 2007

Time: 6:03PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I wouldn't put it past them either.
entertainmentwh
Report Abuse
20/11/2007 20:36:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Watford Articles

PREVIEW: Brighton v Watford (Friday April 24 2015)

Cathcart Stunner Puts Watford Top (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Watford v Birmingham City (Saturday April 18 2015)

PREVIEW: Watford v Birmingham (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Watford (Thursday April 16 2015)

PREVIEW: Forest v Watford (Wednesday April 15 2015)

Man In The Middle: Paul Tierney (Monday April 13 2015)

Watford Keep Pressure On Top Two (Saturday April 11 2015)

Stats: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 11 2015)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Watford 45 27 7 11 +41 88
2. Bournemouth 44 24 12 8 +47 84
3. Middlesbrough 45 25 9 11 +31 84
4. Norwich 45 24 11 10 +38 83
5. Ipswich 45 22 12 11 +19 78
6. Derby County 45 21 14 10 +32 77
7. Brentford 45 22 9 14 +16 75

Breaking League News

RUFC - Jordan Wants To Start
» Rotherham : 25/04/2015 20:02:00
RUFC - Evans Post Norwich
» Rotherham : 25/04/2015 19:44:01
Bowery Earns Millers A Point
» Rotherham : 25/04/2015 19:18:01
Toothless Royals lose again
» Reading : 25/04/2015 19:09:01
A Vital Victory For Ipswich Town!
» Ipswich : 25/04/2015 18:20:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who can hit a ball harder, Richard Johnson or Daniel Tozser?
Suggested By:  Editor
Johnno 56%
Tozser 44%