The crackpot world of Johnsonisms

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  1. wizered

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    The crackpot world of Johnsonisms - Lee's bid to surpass Bristol City claptrap at Sunderland
    Johnsonisms are already a ‘thing’ at Sunderland. Cliche and claptrap or coaching genius who simply inhabits a higher plane?

    by James Forster Sunday, 18 April 2021 07:51 AM 0 Comments
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    Claptrap, cliche and nonsense were a feature of Lee Johnson’s tenure at Bristol City. Fans at Ashton Gate regularly rolled their eyes at Mr Johnson’s brand of philosophy. The Black Cats boss has a tendency to come out with some baffling stuff. Sort of a cross between Joey Barton and David Brent if you like.

    He’s only been in the Sunderland hot seat since December but Lee Johnson is already amassing quite the quote back catalogue. Those poor Bristol City supporters had eight seasons of this stuff.

    On Sunderland’s new-found physicality after beating Bristol Rovers in March:

    “Do sharks worry about Monday? No. They go around being sharks, biting stuff and being aggressive…

    ...So yeah we bit a few ankles today that’s for sure.”


    Ok boss. Now how about snatching a few victories from the JAWS of defeat before the season end? HO! All together now - baby shark do do do do de do.

    On why his players didn’t seem to know what they were doing against Wigan and why the entire side scratched their head at his quadruple substitution:

    “There is an element of tactical fatigue, or concentration fatigue.”


    Unremarkable by itself perhaps. Trouble is, Johnson liked to use that one when he was at Ashton Gate too - regularly. To make matters worse, this is what he said when he first took the job at the Stadium of Light:

    “My challenge now is to make sure I don't tactically fatigue the boys and don't bamboozle them.”

    Yep, failed on that one then Lee. Everyone seems bamboozled to death of late.

    On how he delivers talks in training riddled with Johnsonisms:

    I used a quote - and I hope it didn't make me sound like a d***head - but I said 'if you're not fired with enthusiasm, you'll be fired with enthusiasm'

    Lee mate, you sound like a d***head.

    He’s a true action man

    On how Luke O’Nien and Josh Scowen are an extension of himself:

    “You want your personality as a manager to come across on the pitch, I think, and players like Luke and Scowen epitomise that with their ability to be all-action.”

    No matter hard we try, we just don't want our personality to resemble Josh Scowen's showings on the pitch.

    Here’s a selection of nuggets from the nugget himself during his tenure at Bristol City. Play along in a game of Johnsonism bingo to see which of the following Sunderland supporters will be treated to:

    I’ll meditate when I’m dead. In the meantime, I’ve got to get promoted.


    Yes, you do this time too but you're cocking it up Lee.

    I’ve had all my tests done (by the League Managers Association) done...and my ‘state of awareness’ was dangerously high during the day, which means I never switched off.

    Lee's simply a higher being than most of us. High on something maybe.

    I was named the eighth best manager in the world under 40

    And he's still only 39.

    I get up every morning, take a big sniff of air and say, ‘I’m turning up today and going to leave this place better than it was 24 hours ago.’”

    Piffle

    I want to see us play with more aggression, improve the world class basics, and with that we will continue to compete.


    World class basics - anyone?

    "We've conceded two poor goals, we talked about being good in flow, but also in the clutch phase dealing with corners, set-pieces but that's where we failed."


    We've googled "clutch phase" and can't find any definition of it, anywhere.

    "I'm going to stick my neck on the line a little bit and say Europa League.”


    On where he envisaged Bristol City being in five years time (said in 2016)

    "Between their second and third goal, I thought we were fantastic"


    After his side lost 4-0 to Brentford at home

    The only thing I would question from my staff and my team's performance was, was that arousal level almost too high? It's a fine balance and individuals have got to find that key performance arousal level from the start.”

    Goodness matron, after his team lost against Blackburn it seemed the players were simply too turned on or something

    There was about 85% of our players that had pink on their boots. For someone who's old school in terms of black leather boots, either moulds or traditional rounded studs, it was something that I wanted to question.”


    On why his players kept slipping in a game at Blackburn - it was the pink you see.

    Credit: we can't take credit for locating this bunch, much of it was taken from the OTIB forum, the Bristol City forum where Johnsonisms were celebrated for many years.
    https://www.wearewearside.com/artic...o-surpass-bristol-city-claptrap-at-sunderland


    I make no comment all copied and posted straight from a Sunderland supporter article, all compiled and put together by that individual, make you smile though, aye.
     
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  2. Jiffie

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    As it stands today Parkinson has a better points per game ratio.
     
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    But still kept us in the championship longer than any other manager..........................is what counts..

    As to Jiffies comments.........they are in a playoff position....they weren't before.................is what counts..

    We have not progressed since he left.............................

    If NP in not appointed.......................where has that left us? Not in a better position IMO.

    Some people on here are obsessed.....for one's that couldn't care less what he gets up to....<laugh><laugh><laugh>
     
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    But further away from automatic promotion, swings and roundabouts mate.

    The fans ain't so impressed.

    The problem is you take your frustrations out on the fans who do not share your visions of Johnson, the fans never sacked LJ, the fans never took 2 months to give the job to Holden, the fans were bullshitted and lied to by the owners and his overpaid mouthpiece.
     
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    At least he's not blaming the red flags or seats....like Man U's..Gunnar Solskjaer <laugh>
     
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    Give him time.
     
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    The only people to blame for this are the Lansdowns and Mark Ashton for appointing a complete rookie and ignoring managers with experience, I mean appointing Holden over the likes of Hughton, Paul Cook etc.....really ?
     
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    This came from a Sunderland supporter, it's not a criticism, it's just descriptive, his phraseology or claptrap, cliche and nonsense as the Sunderland fan describes. It's repetitive, things don't change.

    His critique comes later ~
    * Coaching genius who simply inhabits a higher plane.
    * Baffling stuff. Sort of a cross between Joey Barton and David Brent if you like.
    * His players didn’t seem to know what they were doing against Wigan and why the entire side scratched their heads
    * Everyone seems bamboozled to death of late.
    * Lee mate, you sound like a d***head.
    * You're cocking it up Lee.
    * Lee's simply a higher being than most of us. High on something maybe.
    * Piffle.
    * World class basics - anyone?
    * We've googled "clutch phase" and can't find any definition of it, anywhere.

    Good old LJ he is marching on and the Sunderland guys are getting to know him....<laugh> all true it's up there in the guys article..:emoticon-0105-wink:
     
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    oops pushed wrong button....

    A sixth rate journalist scraping the barrel for a bit of sensationalism and self importance!
    THE ODD comment may not exactly fit like a made to measure glove but some are pretty much everyday Colloquialisms … and some a less than aggressive way to point out errors … like players have their own choice of footwear ..multi coloured and designed to make them different from their mates " my favourite boots, wear them every game" … except some surfaces are hard some soft some have more grass so what good is short round studs on wet ground!

    we are Wearside is probably the local comic
     
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    From a fan who actually watches games.
     
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    Wiz digging again you must think of LJ every day, l must say is it a infatuation :)
     
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    Very intelligent rebuff, well thought out and executed, congratulations.
     
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    couldnt get rid of him quick enough. yet some still interested in the crap he spouts, i give in ,
     
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    That's ok Wiz anytime.
     
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    Yes, he does say some strange things but who from Bristol City (club or fanbase) gives a toss any more?

    He's been gone some time now - give it a rest and let Sunderland fans have a pop if they want to!!
     
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    The amount of times his name has been mentioned on this forum.......................the man is becoming a Legend :emoticon-0105-wink:
     
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    Incredible, I am being maligned for having a bit of fun about LJ and told to give it a rest, okay I've got the message, I'm off the boil, I'll just tag along.
     
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    I'm with you on this one, it would appear that some people are allowed to use his successes under the guise of 'wind up' (as per Onefer in a recent post to me) but it's not allowed the other way, what rule number/sub section does that come under?
     
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    Johnson underachieved with the money he was given-the most in Bristol City’s history.
     
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