He's a player with good qualities but little end product. Another one whose career has stalled, and exactly the type of player we'd be looking to sign. Seems like a good match.
Against Rangers at Ibrox in the cup one on one with the goalie and he should have scored....... but he did a lot of good stuff too. He goes past players with ease and if his final ball/composure has improved he could be a real asset.
But the Tele's article while it may be factually correct at the time of reporting:
that we only have one player actually contacted for next season.
also reports :
that we have a number of players whose contracts entitle them to a further season if they reach a certain number of appearances this season.
We don't know the number or the names but we do know that one is Jim McAlister and from what he has already said one might reasonably surmise that he intends to trigger that clause and be here for another season.
There's no credible evidence that the board did any such thing regarding the squad though, as Johannson is quite simply spinning any and every story he can find to cover for his inevitable punting.
A case in point being his other, total ****ing whopper today, in which he bemoans the fact that his hands are already tied in terms of identifying targets for the summer because some players were apparently already under contract until the end of next season before he arrived at the club. Without going through the squad player by player, I'd be astonished if more than a couple of first team players actually fall into that category. But TTGJ already needs a ready-made excuse to justify his expected failure next season and so here we are.
He is a total charlatan. Get him in the sea.
But since you don't actually have a clue about the players' contracts, with the possible exception of McAlister, you are spinning a concocted story to suit your agenda.
He really can’t help himself. He’s pretty blatantly spewing out obvious and contradictory lies every single time he trots out to speak to a journalist at this point.
I suppose the positive is that he might go so far with the deflect the blame to the board tactic that he talks hinself out of the job; the board are clearly blind to just how bad we are and the extent of the danger he’s put us in - if they weren’t he’d have been sacked already - so the hope is they get sick of him running his mouth about how awful the hand they’ve dealt him is and sack him for that.
Can you give a couple of examples to substantiate your first paragraph.
I'm far from happy about how things are and the way the circumstances under which he claims to be working are being 'leaked' out.
It is quite a jump from that to do a character assassination.
Of course the manager has to accept some responsibility for the performance and result, but it is also only reasonable to take account of all of the circumstances.
We lost Denny before the kick off. After a slow start we came into the game and after we scored were on top. We then missed a penalty and also a very good chance when McLean didn't even hit the target from a very good position.
However up until then OK.
We then lost arguably our two most influential players in the space of a few minutes and bench is short on experience as we all know.
The manager didn't miss the penalty and Tidser has been by far our most consistent and influential player this season. Any criticism of him might be that he soldiered on with an injury when he probably should have gone off.
At that point I was thinking that the performance was a big improvement on last week.
Then we had the meltdown. We could go through the four goals one at a time and attribute blame, but each of them was a shocker and the defenders seemed to be competing with each other to see who could give away the most generous gift to Ayr.
I've watched Morton for over 40 years and have seen some very poor Morton teams, times when we couldn't buy a win (and of course lots of good times too) but I struggle in context to remember such a shocking 20 minutes and we were actually lucky it wasn't worse.
Ayr were on a high and we hit rock bottom.
The manager has a very thin squad which is not his fault and he has only been in post for a few weeks. He needs time and in terms of injuries, a wee bit of luck.
To talk about sacking him at this stage is frankly ridiculous.
I see we've once again reached the point of the transfer window where anyone who says anything less than 100% positive about any signing is compelled to produce a list of alternative signings, as if fans have the same level of resources as an actual ****ing football club to identify players.
Not at all, I just wondered in this specific case whether or not there was someone in mind. If we went for Bell and didn't get him so be it as I think he would have been an upgrade. Scully when I have seen him play looked very decent and I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes our first choice.
Plenty of suggestions are made on here as to players we should chase or not and 100% posivity is difficult to achieve.