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Eagle Eddie Ready To Flutter If Not Soar Yet...

Eagle Eddie Ready To Flutter If Not Soar Yet...

Cardiff City's USA International Eddie Johnson suffered at the hands of Bluebirds fans following his loan move from Fulham. A multi-million pound signing, big things were expected from the striker reportedly picking up close to £18k in wages per week from Cardiff City FC.


However, his debut was nothing short of disasterous when he put up a limp showing against local rivals Swansea City. It was a truly inept performance and he was withdrawn at half time. Several more disappointments followed and Johnson had been restricted to substitutes appearances.


Now though, he is in the starting line-up through necessity after injuries to regular strikeforce Bothroyd and McCormack. There were some small signs of improvement prior to that but the more he plays - the better Johnson looks.


A substitute appearance in the defeat at Wolves was a turning point for me. There were groans when McCormack limped off to be replaced by Eddie - some fans felt ex-Bluebird visiting veterans Chris Pike and Jeff Hemmerman were better options! However, Eddie won a header within seconds of coming on and continued to win his aerial battles.


A decent showing at QPR was followed by another good performance against Crystal Palace. He badly needs a goal to lift confidence but Johnson is very adept in the air. Although not tall, he has an excellent leap and good timing - winning plenty of flick-ons but also playing into good areas for Chopra to chase.


Hauled down for a last minute penalty, Johnson didnt take the kick but was praised for his performance by manager, players and fans. The supporters are coming to like Eddie for his work-rate and ever-improving contributions. What started out as ironic cheers are becoming real support for a likeable player. Whilst there is plenty left to prove, and a long way to go to justify the wage - the signs are that Eddie Johnson could be a good player for Cardiff City.





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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Wednesday November 19 2008
Time: 9:42AM

Comments

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i think the last two games have shown a massive improvement in Eddie. and it was great to hear the grandstand chant his name as he left the pitch on saturday. similar to bothroyds start but he tends to win the balls in the air. his first goal is due
bluebirdlewis
19/11/2008 10:13:00
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Ha Ha Ha your paying 18k a week for eddie johnson!!! thats made my day!
Pete-the-Tractor
19/11/2008 10:43:00
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whats the funny side, i believe eddie is a great player, alot of knowledge, and we all agree after one goal the confidence will come back
bluebird04
19/11/2008 16:55:00
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Dave appears to have the ability to bring out the best in players
bluebirdlewis
19/11/2008 22:12:00
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I like your optimism - but i'll reserve my judgement for now. Complete waste of money... sorry, i couldn't help it. 18k a week to win a few headers? you must be joking
ozbluebird
20/11/2008 00:02:00
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