Vital Football

Johnson is Fab for Capello

Johnson is Fab for Capello

You are in prime position to go into next summers world cup finals as the 'first choice' for your country in your given position - with that in mind why would you wish to take any risks, up sticks and potentially threaten this eh?

Well this is what Glen Johnson risks should he be tempted to move away from Pompey this summer as Fabio Capello has confirmed that 'Glen Johnson is first choice' for him at the moment.

A move to Liverpool, albeit with champions league football, or to Spurs with the fringe benefits of being managed by your former boss - or not, as the case may be - all looked attractive propositions to the right back just a few days back, but why with a 'possible' shift in our own status and when you are firmly established would you want to risk unsettling this and potentially losing your place?

I would be very surprised if Johnson risked changing the continuity he now has, if he did he may well find that the wrong decision has been made - as the saying goes 'the grass isn't always greener' is it...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate



For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday May 31 2009
Time: 6:27PM

Comments

0
Good point, hope he's reading this.
Et_tu_Pompeii
31/05/2009 19:02:00
0
I think Glen's enjoying himself here and will play every game, which is important for improving your game. With all the (alleged) money we're going to get then I think that will sway him, after all he's got a good contract, we'll be getting in more and better players and hopefully, a top class manager. Why leave?
Lemmi
31/05/2009 19:23:00
0
Jonno is the best English right-back out there right now, if he were to go to Liverpool, he would probably be in for their Euro campaign, what with the new rules on home bred players, if he were to stay at Fratton however, he plays week in when fit, and who knows where we are headed?
paultsmouth
31/05/2009 22:12:00
0
I saw a report somewhere on line that said Crouch and Johnson had both been told they weren't for sale since the takeover news broke.
Steve C
31/05/2009 22:21:00
0
I hope so!
Gandor1
01/06/2009 00:51:00
0
Unless Pompey find a top class manager who can convince Glen Johnson to stay -- you will likeley lose him. It's all very well having a rich owner, but the manager will call the shots.
Sindbad
01/06/2009 00:58:00
0
I think we'll be okay, and they'll stay now, I don't think they wanted to leave, but they very nearly had to. :)
MFFP
01/06/2009 07:51:00
0
I swear that was my point that I have been trying to put accorss to everyone in the sunshine days standing out the front of the Milton! lol
sneakay
01/06/2009 09:26:00
0
before it looked nailed on that johnson, crouch and so on would leave this summer - not because the wanted to, but because they had to be sold!
without the need to sell, why sell - johnson would not have signed a new 4-year contract in january if he was not happy at pompey would he, yep i know contracts mean little, but the thought does...
pompeyrug
01/06/2009 10:33:00
0
GJ would get picked whoever he played for. If Liverpool or Man Utd came knocking GJ would be tempted provided he wanted to live that far north. I would imagine it will happen one day. Thankfully we could turn their requests down but that would mean little if the player wants to go!
storagematt
01/06/2009 13:21:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Wigan in for Paul Cook

Wigan have made an approach for Paul Cook but can Pompey keep their prized asset?....

On this day in history...27th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 27th May.

Ben Close signs new deal

Ben Close signs a new one year deal with a one year option as Pompey continue the job of gathering a squad ...

Some will 'fulfil their career elsewhere'

Names weren't mentioned but Main is seen as having 'no Fratton future' as Cook prepares, if he hasn't already, to inform people they may need to 'fulfil their career elsewhere'.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Can Pompey kick on in League One?
Suggested By: pompeyrug
Yes, we'll win it12%
We'll be runners up0%
Top-six30%
Top-10 (7th-10th)28%
Midtable10%
Bottom half10%
No, we'll be relegated10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug198
2.PompeyFrippy55
3.storagematt42
4.pompeyweller28
5.Copnor4325
6.eastneydave22
7.stubbsy00715
8.Jimsmithswig10
9.FrattonBlue9
10.uspompeyfan4
The Vital Football Members League