UK time is: 18:01:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Johnson fined over drinking binge

Wolverhampton Wanderers have disciplined captain Roger Johnson after the defender reported for training worse for wear on Monday.

Johnson allegedly hit the drink after Sunday`s 5-0 defeat to Fulham and was still suffering the effects of alcohol at the training ground, which was spotted by his team-mates.

The incident has been passed around the corridors of Molineux with manager Terry Connor initially informing chief executive Jez Moxey, who then told owner Steve Morgan.

It is expected he will be fined two weeks wages, which will cost the defender over 50,000.

'I can confirm that Roger was involved in a breach of club discipline on Monday, for which he has apologised and accepted his punishment.' Connor told Wolves Official Website.

He added: 'The matter has been resolved internally and the club will be making no further comment.'

Roger Johnson said: 'My conduct and approach to training on Monday was below the high standard the Club rightly needs and demands of me, and what I demand of myself.

'As a result of that I have apologised to the manager, my team-mates and the club.'

Tell us what you think

As well as joining in on the forum and article comments below, you can also write an article to appear on our site!

This website is 100% by the fans and we are always looking for people to get involved. If this interests you please contact Vital Wolves.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 8 2012

Time: 12:13PM

Your Comments

kinda makes relegation seem less tragic if wa kers like this will be out the door...
AdMant
Well......funny you should say that because it was only mentioned last week how poorly thought of, Johnson was in the Birmingham dressing room. Apparently, he has a bit of an attitude......REALLY??????? Why doesn't that surprise me. Now....I have to be honest here and admit that I actually thought that RJ getting the Captains armband when he arrived was a good move. Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing?? I. Actually look at this whole situation and genuinely believe (IMHO) that he could be responsible for our poor season. We were still a team holding on to Prem status by our fingertips at the end of last season but what we lacked in skill we made up for in abundance With the Spirit that Stears was banging on about. Suddenly, RJ arrives.....gets the armband......has a few shockers and We as a Team look lacking in confidence, lacking in drive or energy. What's more.......the last couple of months we have actually looked beaten. We all know that TC isn't the guy to lead us forward but what he has seen is that there is clearly a problem in the dressing room and he has addressed it. Now.....is that actually good management or is it just that he is aware of fans views and therefore thought it would look good is anyone's guess. I like to think that he has actually seen RJ for what he is..an overpaid prema- Donna who's mouth writes cheques that his body can't cash. I think he must be sold in the summer regardless of what happens to us as a club. He is a destabilising influence in the team and thatbcan't be good.
Rustmonkey
We are imploding, massively, dont know why i bother reading up on us any more... gotta somehow stop.
AdMant
That's an interesting observation, Rustmonkey ... and it makes sense.
Southbank60
Bid deal. He turned up for work the worse for wear. If I had a quid for evertime i'd been a little under the weather and/or seen mates turn up in a state on a monday morning, I could get a few rounds in.What you having, Rog?
winstonsmith84
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wolves Articles

Wolves target weighing up options (Friday December 19 2014)

Could Graham and Clarke be the answer? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Dicko and Ebanks-Landell fitness boost (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Stats: Sheffield Wednesday v Wolves (Monday December 15 2014)

Wolves back amongst the points at last (Sunday December 14 2014)

Archived Wolves Articles

List All Vital Wolves Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wolves 1 - 1 Brighton
Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Wolves
Wolves 1 - 2 Bournemouth
Brentford 4 - 0 Wolves
Wolves 0 - 3 Forest
Derby County 5 - 0 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Norwich 22 9 7 6 11 34
8. Blackburn 22 9 7 6 3 34
9. Forest 22 7 10 5 5 31
10. Wolves 22 8 7 7 -7 31
11. Cardiff 22 8 6 8 -1 30
12. Charlton 22 6 12 4 -1 30
13. Fulham 22 8 4 10 -4 28

Breaking League News

Clark - Bournemouth Performance Not Acceptable
Blackpool : 21/12/2014 17:53:00
Just a point for Wolves against the Gulls
Wolves : 21/12/2014 17:02:00
Royals boss reflects on first game
Reading : 21/12/2014 16:56:00
Birmingham Winners of LG Performance Award
Birmingham : 21/12/2014 15:19:00
Birmingham's Cotterill Delights With Winner
Birmingham : 21/12/2014 15:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Wolves pull off back-to-back promotions?
Suggested By:  
Yes 41%
No 59%