Takes a nutter to know a nutter😉 Call me a nutter but I don't think Johnson is good enough and I'd rather someone else. As for Friend he's looked finished for a long time. Maybe it's because he will never reach 100% again.
You talk about coaching Coulson his attacking abilities but why not Johnson .
Johnson as put in some good performances on the right side his crossing needs work probably because his face is not fitting with Woodgate and Keane when it comes to selecting the team. They would rather wait till they are desperate for a left back and shove him in that spot.
So many nutters on here judging Johnson on his minor shots as a left sided player.
Has for Georgie Boy he could still give any left back that is brought in a run for their money,when he is 100% so give him that chance.
If some one as to leave then may I suggest the 2 coach's that are not doing their jobs Woodgate and Keane,I knew Woodgate would never make the grade but I did have higher hopes for Keane ,what a let down that guy as been.
Just remember be thankful what we have because beggars cannot be chooses and there is a awful lot of *** players out there but not many decent ones.
Dont think our desire to sign a left back spells the nd for Friend as thus far only 2 players JW has publicly indicated he wants to keep are Howson and Friend. I assume JW only gone public on them two as he positive there a wilingness on all sides to extend their respective stay.
Johnson I think will end up being released along with Shotton Clayton and Rudy.
If we aspire to being a better club than we have been in the past, we have to learn from the big clubs and be more ruthless. Sadly that means players we may like as supporters, but are on a downward trend, must be sold or let go to make way for better prospects. The only worry I have with this is our total inability to spot a good proespect, Friend and Ayala are probably our last buys that fall imto that category, and they are noiw on their way out. Ruthlessness must also apply to our backroom staff and scouting set up.