Vital Football

Latest Bristol City News

Johnson Hints At Barnsley Changes

Johnson Hints At Barnsley Changes

Bristol City gaffer Gary Johnson has bizarrely revealed that changes are in the offing for tomorrow's Championship clash at Barnsley.

Following stinging criticism after the meak draw at home to struggling Peterborough last weekend, Johnson rang the changes to good effect as City banished Plymouth back down the M5 with their tails firmly between their legs in midweek.

But just as it seemed he had finally found an entertaining and successful formula, Johnson has hinted that he may rotate his squad again!

"Just because we won the last game, doesn't mean it will be an unchanged side for the next one," Johnson said at his weekly press conference on Thursday.

"I thought some of those lads I left out against Plymouth did alright against Peterborough. They were not the reason we only drew the game.

"If I feel people need to be dropped or rested, then that's what I'll do. We have a strong squad and we can change things if we want to. I did it for Plymouth and I might do it against Barnsley."


Underperforming duo Marvin Elliott and Lee Johnson were dropped from the last weekend's team when Argyle came to town on Tuesday and City responded with a much improved, more balanced performance.

Johnson may harp on about his use of Pro-Zone stats but I suggest he looks closer to home.

We've only taken six points in the seven league games his son (Lee) has started this season, scoring only four goals as a result of negative, backwards and sideways football.

In contrast, on the other six occasions his boy has been out of the starting line-up, City have notched an impressive 14 points, scoring 10 goals in the process.

"I have my ideas and so do the people sitting in the stands. They all have their own favourites. But the difference is that I will stand or fall by the decisions I make," Johnson added.

But if it ain't broken, don't fix it Gary!



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

Writer:Tin
Date:Friday October 23 2009
Time: 7:58PM

Comments

0
The latest from Oakwell... Johnson and Elliott IN, Skuse and Hartley OUT! I'm speechless.
Tins
24/10/2009 14:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Bristol City Articles

Behaviour Rules - Some Initial Reaction

Various rules on what is and isn't acceptable are being rolled out this season in an attempt to reduce 'intolerable behaviour' towards match day officials. What's the initial reaction?

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

FA Cup Set For 4th Sub Trial

The Football Association have confirmed that if IFAB approval is given, the FA Cup in 2016/17...

Premier League 2 Ends B Team Talk

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has been speaking about the introduction of Premier League 2 for the 2016/17 season, and he's also spoken about how it should end...

Archived Vital Bristol City Articles

Vital Bristol City articles from

Site Journalists

Andy999
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Happy with the arrival of Tomlin?
Suggested By:
Yes60%
No29%
Need more11%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Bristol City Results (view all)

Bristol City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.look freeman2