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Don't do it Glen!

Don't do it Glen!

The Sun is 'reporting' that one of Carlo Ancelotti's first acts of his appointment as Chelski manager will be to try and lure Glen Johnson back to Stamford Bridge this summer...

His performances have been immense this season and to say he 'almost singled headedly kept us up' is not bending the truth that much, well most certainly his showings in the second half of the season without a doubt, so it is little wonder there is interest in him.

Johnson has of course come on leaps and bounds since he signed for Pompey, the potential that was always believed to have been there has been realised and I still feel there is plenty more to come, but would he really want to go back to Chelski given his past history?

Granted, they can offer him year-on-year champions league football and the probable ability to seriously challenge for at least one honour per season but other than 'proving a point', and of course those other perks, why would he want to return to them?

Time will tell, but one thing that I know for sure is, even if we choose to sell - and the apparent need to do so is seemingly gone - why would we sell him for a measly £12m? A potentially world-class right back, and again it is not bending the truth to make such a claim, is worth more than £12m!

Johno you know where your bread is buttered mate, you know it makes sense to stay at Fratton.

You have chased the 'big 4' dream before, and whilst you are clearly a better player now, why disrupt what you have in place with Pompey - you have a 4-year contract with us, who knows where we 'might' be come the end of that? Loyalty is a thing of the past, but are you not at least tempted to see what the future might bring you here for a few years longer at least...

My, how we could do with a 'I am staying with Pompey' right about now eh!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday June 2 2009
Time: 1:09PM

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we NEED him to stay. and if he wants to keep his england place, it would probably help him to stay too!
pompeycarpet
02/06/2009 13:18:00
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Fingers crossed on this. The problem is at the moment England are in Kazahkstan and then will all be talking about their clubs and who is going where. It can be unsettling bto say the least. I bet some managers tell their plyaers to try and persuade so and so to join us.
eastneydave
02/06/2009 13:24:00
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..but he might very well go. It might hep his England place if he is playing alongside Terry and, to a lesser degree, Cole every week.
hammersmithblue
02/06/2009 13:25:00
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Crouch will look after him Dave, and maybe they might be looking for unsettled players to come to Pompey!
sneakay
02/06/2009 13:26:00
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"Granted, they can offer him year-on-year champions league football and the probable ability to seriously challenge for at least one honour per season but other than 'proving a point', and of course those other perks, why would he want to return to them?" I think you've answered your own question, mate. Apart from roads, public order, the aqueduct, health, schools, clean water and better food, what have the Romans ever done for us? Anyway, I really wouldn't worry. No one knows Ancelotti's transfer targets, it's all speculation, and - frankly - there's nothing Johnson can do that Bosingwa can't. Really. You can keep him.
rjh
02/06/2009 13:29:00
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Hmmm - Johnson or Bosingwa.....I know who I'd rather have. Rjh, YOU can keep HIM
PFCGino
02/06/2009 13:58:00
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Its BS - we'd never sign him back up. Anyway, rumour has it he's off to Liverpool
Gleeson_23
02/06/2009 14:06:00
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Chelski had there chance with Glen, but they only want him now cos we have turned him into a great player.
PompeyFcMad
02/06/2009 14:25:00
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Wouldn't want to see him go but £12m on an initial outlay of £6M is good business!
bluedr
02/06/2009 14:26:00
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No doubt the palyer will decide. Yes we are very keen to keep him & yes he is world class & could play for any of the big giants in European footbal. no we may not need the money & the player could stay for a few more seasons & then move on. It takes an attitude & a character to succeed long term at the really big, big clubs & may be GJ doesn't want it yet whilst he is getting his fill with us. GJ will decide.
storagematt
02/06/2009 14:30:00
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