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MIlls Fears for Johnson

I can't believe the articles circulating from 'former City stalwart' Danny Mills on the subject of Adam Johnson.

First of all in what capacity is Mills considered a 'stalwart'? Second, why is he suddenly enabled to comment on things Manchester City?

He is busy telling 'talk rubbish' that Johnson isn't a Mancini type player and will struggle to command a regular place in the team.

Mr Mills, when everybody is fit everybody will struggle to command a regular place in the team. That is what Manchester City is now about. You don't work and you don't get a game. Adebayor is discovering that, so is Given, so is Richards, so is Lescott. You get injured you have to fight your way back.

Mills then goes on to say that Johnson is an impact player. We know that and most of the time impact players make an impact 20 minutes from the end coming on as a replacement. No harm in that for Adam.

He finally goes on to say that we lack a 20-25 goal a season striker. How many did Tevez get last season and he's not even an out-and-out striker. I probably agree with him to some extent on that one but despite my earlier discomforts, Balotelli could be the man.

The only thing he doesn't say is that when he 'played' for us City didn't have a right back. He was either injured or not injured and not playing.

I distinctly remember a conversation I had with him when he probably wasn't fully injured and wasn't fully fit and couldn't get a game. He was probably on good money for that time having actually played for England and when asked if he was disappointed that he wasn't in the team his answer was 'football isn't everything'.

Well Mr Mills in the words of the esteemed Reginald Perrin's gaffer CJ - you didn't get where you are today by not playing football. As you try to develop some sort of credible career out of punditry, please remember that.




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Writer: Tranmere Loyal Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 1 2010

Time: 1:26PM

Your Comments

Ex-footballers need to make a living somehow and spouting rubbish seems to the key to a paycheck. Merson and Co. have been doing it for years - lets hope Danny Mills learns that as an ex-player, you need to be bias TOWARDS your old club, not against. If you are reading Danny, I fully expect an article on how Utd are falling apart and will be replaced at the top by City. Chop chop.
eighthsin
I think that Mancini knows Adam J is a talent, but is nursing him aong, Yes he could play him every match, but too much football sometimes makes you stale, he was hungry on Thursday because he hadn't started and thats what makes a good manager, one who looks after his players and sends them out when he deems it necessary
Buzz Lightyear
Millls is clearly bitter and always has a pop at city. The same club that gave him a 5year contract, 60k a week, nursed him through his MANY injuries and never considered terminating his contract. Mills desire and ability was always called into question. He will soon be on sky sports saturday afternoon soccer panel soo.
Sheikh Mansour
Mills and Ben Thatcher were signed by Mad Kev as assassin's to toughen us up. Both signings ultimately forgettable.
Johnny Baguette
Oh and if johnson wasnt a mancini player, johnson wouldnt have been the first name in the team sheet since his arrival in january would he? As for this season, milner and silva will add competition. Competition is good for the player and the club. Idiot = sour mills
Sheikh Mansour
Adam J should be a starter always for you in the league, I quite like silva also, i like milner but i dont no where he fits in because barry, de jong and toure are solid in centre
P.Avfc
He was good at being Moonchester though, in fairness to him. What's a Mancini type player? As for a 20-25 goal a season striker, Adebayor proved he could do that in his second season with the Goons, the ability is there with him, it's just a question of mentality. Anyhoo, back to Johnson, I believe he has featured in 9 games out of 11 in all comps so far this season. Not bad for someone the manager doesn't like, eh Danny?
Bluedub
First time i've seen P.Avfc give a fair comment on here ( i may have missed the other times if any ). I suspect Milner was brought in to play in the midfield but those 3 you mentioned have played very well and are undroppable at the moment. Its to Milner's advantage that he's so versatile hence him filling in on the left side which i suspect the injured Balotelli wil be filling when fit. If, esp Barry, keeps up his form ( tho he was quite miss and hit last night ) up till Balotelli's return, Mancini will really have some hard selection choices to make. Then again Milner can switch to the right to compete with AJ or rotate with either Barry or Yaya.
me_innit
Milner is likle a train, runs all day and gives that somethng extra, but not good at comng on late, Johnson just needs to keep his feet on the ground, plays better right sided than on the left, whereas Milner is happy to play both sides. I likle the idea that Yaya plays a more attacking role than in defending, leave that to De Jong.
Buzz Lightyear
 

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