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Kirito

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But if this is true, how do scouts know whether to sign a player or not ? They have to make decisions based on less than the 12 full matches plus YT vids we have to check on.

The insults continue to pile up I see , you are a 'cretin' if you think Johnson is a squad player we hear.

When people talk about a toxic SC these days this is the source. Some people have an opinion about a player and argue their point sensibly.

Then those with a differing opinion steam in with the insults and fury, this thread is packed with them. These are the central figures in the toxicity we see on SC these days. They simply have no tolerance for opinions differing from their own.

C'mon Mods.
People are talking about toxicity on social media towards Johnson, haven’t seen anything about a toxic SC.
 

Mr Pink

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Aug 25, 2010
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But if this is true, how do scouts know whether to sign a player or not ? They have to make decisions based on less than the 12 full matches plus YT vids we have to check on.

The insults continue to pile up I see , you are a 'cretin' if you think Johnson is a squad player we hear.

When people talk about a toxic SC these days this is the source. Some people have an opinion about a player and argue their point sensibly.

Then those with a differing opinion steam in with the insults and fury, this thread is packed with them. These are the central figures in the toxicity we see on SC these days. They simply have no tolerance for opinions differing from their own.

C'mon Mods.

What lol
 

Montalbano

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I’m a big fan of his. Great player with a lively personality. He’ll no doubt become a big influence with the younger players in the squad
 

Tucker

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Jul 15, 2013
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The insults continue to pile up I see , you are a 'cretin' if you think Johnson is a squad player we hear.
Gonna take a wild guess and say this is aimed at me. For the record, I did not say this, I said the people harassing him online were cretins, and I stand by that.
 

bomberH

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I think Johnson can do a lot better than he has been doing, but because I’m a normal bloke* with a normal brain*, oddly I don’t feel the need to go on twitter and rip him a new one. Even if people don’t think he’s good enough, it’s very, very obvious he’s a nice young guy. He’s never flashy, no diversive comments, always positive about Spurs in interviews etc etc.

*Ok semi normal…

The percentage of people who lay into him online versus the percentage of those same people insulting him to his face i’d imagine is very low. Cowards and mouth breathers. I’m seriously considering starting a GoFundMe to build a phone/computer that automatically electric shocks anyone who is in the process of typing a pathetic post onli…. OUCH!
 

Japhet

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I think Johnson can do a lot better than he has been doing, but because I’m a normal bloke* with a normal brain*, oddly I don’t feel the need to go on twitter and rip him a new one. Even if people don’t think he’s good enough, it’s very, very obvious he’s a nice young guy. He’s never flashy, no diversive comments, always positive about Spurs in interviews etc etc.

*Ok semi normal…

The percentage of people who lay into him online versus the percentage of those same people insulting him to his face i’d imagine is very low. Cowards and mouth breathers. I’m seriously considering starting a GoFundMe to build a phone/computer that automatically electric shocks anyone who is in the process of typing a pathetic post onli…. OUCH!

You have to remember that Harry Winks and Eric Dier have moved on and Emerson has used voodoo to turn his fortunes around. The hand pumps need someone to sound off about.
 

IfiHadTheWings

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Aug 5, 2013
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I wonder if some of the people who are defending Johnson are the same people who coated Dier/Sissoko etc?

the scapegoating of players by the fans of this club does embarrass me.

criticising peformances is one thing but some of the shite i see aimed at certain players winds me up.
 

Dave1882

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Has all the attributes, it’s just about putting them together consistently. Can see all the talent, but he’s young and raw, seems the sort that wants to work hard and improve. I think he’ll do well here
 

easley91

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Jan 27, 2011
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Spurs podcast interview with Brennan. I will watch it in a bit, but figured some may want to watch it as well.
 

Shanks

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May 11, 2005
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Which is all fine.

I think the most important factor here is its just too early to have a strong opinion formed one way another.

He's a young player who has a got a big move, and lets see how he develops under Ange.

I think he's talented and will produce consistently given time when his confidence grows.
Genuine question, maybe more for discussion or you see something thst i don't, but why do you think he will produce consistently if he is given the time?

Size of the fee aside for a moment, i havent and cannot see that in this player at the moment.

I woulnt insult him, wish ill on the kid or anything else, but i just see someone who has ability who maybe able to comr up with the odd moment of something decent here and there rather than a consisent attacker for a team with title aspirations.

Doesnt track back, is slow to react, misaing a final ball, isnt quick enough to get past a player initially, needs too long to decide what to do to name a few bits ive seen this season.

Some of those are coachable, some arent either, so im sat in the camp of hoping it works for him and club, but i just cannot see it
 

bigfrooj

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Nov 11, 2011
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Genuine question, maybe more for discussion or you see something thst i don't, but why do you think he will produce consistently if he is given the time?

Size of the fee aside for a moment, i havent and cannot see that in this player at the moment.

I woulnt insult him, wish ill on the kid or anything else, but i just see someone who has ability who maybe able to comr up with the odd moment of something decent here and there rather than a consisent attacker for a team with title aspirations.

Doesnt track back, is slow to react, misaing a final ball, isnt quick enough to get past a player initially, needs too long to decide what to do to name a few bits ive seen this season.

Some of those are coachable, some arent either, so im sat in the camp of hoping it works for him and club, but i just cannot see it
is this Aaron Lennon or Brennan Johnson you’re describing?
 

StanSpur

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I find it odd the criticism he gets. He’s young and only 6 months into his spurs career. For all we know he’s carrying an injury like son last season or just taking time to settle and find his role in anges system. I think he offers pace and probably needs to be on the right consistently to find form
 

rossdapep

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Aug 25, 2011
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I think Johnson can do a lot better than he has been doing, but because I’m a normal bloke* with a normal brain*, oddly I don’t feel the need to go on twitter and rip him a new one. Even if people don’t think he’s good enough, it’s very, very obvious he’s a nice young guy. He’s never flashy, no diversive comments, always positive about Spurs in interviews etc etc.

*Ok semi normal…

The percentage of people who lay into him online versus the percentage of those same people insulting him to his face i’d imagine is very low. Cowards and mouth breathers. I’m seriously considering starting a GoFundMe to build a phone/computer that automatically electric shocks anyone who is in the process of typing a pathetic post onli…. OUCH!
They are the same people that when the player turns it around will be over egging how good he is.
 

rossdapep

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I never understand the need to tell everyone that one of your players is shit.

Is it cause they want to be seen as correct.

Like anything, the best way is to always be restrained with evaluations because whilst people won't turn around and credit you for getting an evaluation right, they won't laugh at you for writing a player off.

Suppose we live in an era of having to be first rather than correct though.
 
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