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Ex Blues Striker Bemoans Relegation

Former Birmingham City striker Andrew Johnson has said, in a report in The Sun, that relegation with Crystal Palace has cost him a place in the World Cup squad. AJ has made it to the reserve list but looks highly unlikely to be called upon with the more experienced Spurs striker Jermain Defoe ahead of him in the England pecking order.

Former blue nose, who moved to Everton last week for over 8million, said:

"I think I could have had a good chance of getting into the full squad if I had been playing in the Premiership all last season. Instead, I stayed at Palace and scored 17 goals. But I know that if we hadn`t been relegated and I`d scored 10 or 12 goals with Palace in the Premiership then I might have been in with a good chance of going. But I have no regrets that I stayed that extra year at Selhurst Park and I have always said 'what will be, will be`."

With the shocking inclusion of Theo Walcott I'm not sure that I go along with AJ's thinking on this one?




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Date:Sunday June 4 2006

Time: 11:50AM

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i dont think kt cost him at all, theres just better strikers out there then him, well thats my opinion anyway
green giant 12
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04/06/2006 11:52:00

the majority of his goals are penalties anyway
thfc4eva
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04/06/2006 14:10:00

yeah, i think he's a decent player, but i mean bent had a good year in the prem and didn't even make the standby. i dont think he is any better than bent myself. regardless of where he played last year i dont think he would have even got ahead of defoe. i think defoe has that extra little bit of class.
elmo85
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04/06/2006 14:34:00

He stayed at Palace despite the worries over staying in the England squad so he has himself to blame. As green giant says though, other people have performed better this season than he has, he's hardly set the Champ alight has he.
Blackeye
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04/06/2006 17:03:00

Well Walcott hasn't even played so I can see why he is fed up, but no one made him stay at Palace. Mind you it is nice to see some loyalty isn't it?
Tilton Honour
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07/06/2006 16:58:00

Swings in roundabouts, if he has a great season at Everton I'm sure he'll be back in with a shout. I doubt it was so much he stayed at Palace and more that he didn't have an incredible season. Walcott is just Ericsson pandering to the cockneys and media in search of a new wonderboy.
Blackeye
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07/06/2006 17:07:00

 

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