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Is It Time To Say 'Goodbye Michael Johnson?'

Michael Johnson had a promising career at Manchester City but having been plagued with one injury after another is it time to say goodbye?

Johnson, who is a self-confessed Leeds United fan signed for City in 2004 from Everton as a schoolboy. In 2006 he played a part in helping the clubs youth team reach the FA Youth Cup Final. The following season he made his Premier League debut against Wigan.

Injury Prone

Johnson (23) began suffering injuries at the beginning of 2008 when an abdominal tear meant he required a double-hernia operation. He did make a brief comeback but in the end the old injury came back to haunt him which meant he was sidelined for over a year.

The midfielder has made various attempts to resurrect his career but in December 2010, Manchester City announced Johnson had suffered a serious knee injury in training which meant he was out of action until the end of this season.

Places for the midfield position are as intense as ever but with an expected summer clearout due at the end of the season the question has to be, with Michael Johnson be one of them?

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Writer: danielqpr Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 23 2011

Time: 9:28AM

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COYS_TSB
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23/04/2011 10:43:00

He may still get a chance because of the homegrown quota. Kidd recently said that a fit Michael Johnson would save the club a big transfer fee on a new player but I'm not sure if Kidd speaks for Mancini on this. It'd be sad if he was sold without a loan spell to see if he can stay fit and regain form.
StuMCFC
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23/04/2011 13:36:00

No, he should stay on.
Oziman
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24/04/2011 08:39:00

I agree with Kiddo. When he started his comeback via the EDS there was definitely something there. He was streets ahead of that level of football. His passing is superb and if he ever gets back to full fitness would work well alongside Silva and is a better footballer than Milner
pedmachine
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24/04/2011 12:06:00

I'd send him out on loan to a good Championship/Lower echelon Prem team to allow him to get back up to speed. He's still got 3 years left on his contract so there will be plenty of time to see whether he's still the player he was prior to his injury lay-off. He won't force his way into the first team hanging around in the EDS, so let him go play elsewhere and regain some of that magic!
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24/04/2011 15:40:00

 

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