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Johnson impresses Solbakken

You do not need to be a genius to work out who amongst the current Wolves squad most fans would like to see the back of first.

Following a teams relegation from the Premier League its expected to see players leave, chasing the money elsewhere and returning to the Premier League.

We expect the likes of Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis to have moved on before the start of the season, but many would also have liked to have seen Roger Johnson moved on as well.

However it would seem that the controversial defender has actually won over new gaffer Ståle Solbakken.

"Roger has a revenge mission to perform from last season, I`ve told him that he can have a fresh start if he can handle the situation both on and off the pitch. From what I`ve seen so far, he`s trained well and is very fit and is mentally in a good place.' Salbakken said to the Express & Star.

He continued: "It`s up to him to bury things that happened or may have happened last year. The situation with the fans is also a little bit up to Roger.

"I don`t know so much about what happened last year, but if there has been a strained relationship with the fans, I think that can be solved if he shows 100 per cent commitment on and off the pitch."

Vital Wolves Comment: I seriously doubt that Solbakken knows little about what happened last season with Johnson.

When a manager brings a new player to a team he will do a background check on him to make sure he is not a disruptive influence.

You would hope with all the players being new to Solbakken that he would do his homework on all of them, if that's the case he must be confident that whatever damage was done amongst team morale last season can be fixed.

Johnson's relationship with the fans is another matter entirely.

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The Journalist

Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 24 2012

Time: 11:28AM

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The fact that there have been no offers from other clubs for him is purely coincidental, of course.
winstonsmith84
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24/07/2012 11:49:00

......of course.
lovesW
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24/07/2012 12:22:00

i think that RJ , Moxey and Morgan all have a lot to do to make up for last season. Moxey and Morgan can exonerate themselves by filling the gaps in the squad (namely defence) and allowing Stale to get on with the job. What can RJ do ? He cant play better, his relationship with the rest of the squad will be incredibly difficult to repair, and with the Wolves faitfhul baying for his blood its not gonna be easy. And quite frankly, it shouldnt be - he is only here because we cant get a single penny for him .
AdMant
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24/07/2012 12:24:00

Give him a chance! Last season was a stressful and problematic time for all at Wolves. I'm sure he didn't want what happened to of happened. If he can come out and make peace with Wolves fans and put 100% into the cause next season then I'll be more than happy. He is not a bad defender and we are paying his wages. I just hope if Stale gives him a chance then we will also give him the chance.
86lobo77
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24/07/2012 14:44:00

Well in times of stress you look to your captain. Henry was no captain (losing 3-0 to Blackbrun on a yellow and he slaps a player in the face, he should have gone and we would have gone a season earlier than we did). Johnson was hardly going to say no to a manager that has just signed you and offered you the arm band so that was Mick's call not his. This does not of course take away from the fact he was abysmal. He is not the first to turn up for the work for the worse of the drink the night before- I have done it but then again I am not a professional athlete. Spats happen all the time between players but the picture on this screen of him having a go with Wayne, some venom in the look- I don't think there is any surprise- I don't like everyone I work with either but we are led to believe he was unpopular, unsettled the squad and depending what you read was disliked. The main point for me was that he was *****. Just saw a clip, not sure if it is new>? but it asks would Stearman fancy a move to Ipswich. You'd have to ask the player that but I think it's great idea.
New York City Wolf
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25/07/2012 05:27:00

 

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