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Johnson: Best to Come

Johnson: Best to Come

Glen Johnson has praised Harry Redknapp for raising his confidence and has explained why he joined Pompey from Chelsea.

'I had a couple of years not playing, so this season is massive for me. I just wanted to play. At Chelsea, I just had to keep my head strong. It was difficult coming in for the odd game. You're not as confident as you might be when you're starting one game in six.

'You can't describe your feelings when you're not playing. You're down. You're not yourself. You get the hump.
'But Harry Redknapp told me if I was to come here rather than go to Holland, where I had an offer, I would be in people's eyes. My confidence is built by the little things Harry Redknapp says, little comments that might go unnoticed, but stick in your mind.

'I'm getting there. I know I can still get better. I feel I've got more to give. I've been through a lot. I've been relegated and won a title. But people forget I'm only 22.'

I`ve been impressed with Glen thus far and any improvement would be welcomed by Pompey fans…


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Date:Tuesday October 17 2006
Time: 7:13PM

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and come may, he can tell joses' giants to get stuffed and move to the coast.
paultsmouth
17/10/2006 20:15:00
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I think GJ has been great, i didnt understand why ruggers was criticising him previously, i waffled then in contempt then and i'll waffle the same now he "is a clear level above anyone who we have ever had play in that position for us" and the most entertaining !! (except of course the wonderfull Noel blake who could score an own goal from anywhere in our half) It's a shame GJ cant play against chelski, the info i have is that it is not in his heart is to go back there and nor do the chelski fans up here expect it and they are resigned to losing him. I never really understood why people rated him until he joined us, the blokes work rate is phenominal.. Ilove glane so much... I think Les should have his children
russellm
17/10/2006 20:18:00
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if pompey can keep it up this season, i think we would be genuine contenders for his signature
paultsmouth
17/10/2006 20:20:00
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He has an option to sign for us
VitalPompeyAdmin
17/10/2006 20:20:00
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and Les can have Glanes brother Glen's children to, and Sol's (ouch) and Linvoys to
russellm
17/10/2006 20:20:00
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les is going to have one sore arse
paultsmouth
17/10/2006 20:25:00
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yep :-) when i typed Sol i was thinking AnuSol
russellm
17/10/2006 20:27:00
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I better get to work!
lmatthews
17/10/2006 20:31:00
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right you are Stud
russellm
17/10/2006 20:34:00
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Glen Johnson has been great for us but he was shocking against Spurs, nobody can doubt that... I've not played for ten years having had to quit the game but even I could have put in a better performance than he did that day even with my dodgy knee. Everyone has bad games, and he had a couple, but on the whole he's been sound and I'm more than glad we've got him, hopefully we can keep him...
pompeyrug
17/10/2006 21:41:00
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