November 04, 2004

Andrew Johnson Will Play For Poland! : His grandfather was born in Poland and apparently he is very proud of his Polish Heritage. Should be interesting to see how this develops. Polish scouts were at his game at Birmingham and Pawel Janas is considering calling him up for the friendly against France.

posted by StarFucker to soccer at 12:25 PM - 24 comments

THE Pawel Janas.... Good lord, i really should proofread. Can anyone fix that?

posted by StarFucker at 12:25 PM on November 04

He'll probably just get impeached immediately.

posted by Mayor Curley at 12:26 PM on November 04

?

posted by StarFucker at 12:27 PM on November 04

you forgot Poland... don't forget Poland...

posted by chris2sy at 12:34 PM on November 04

Andrew Johnson will be a Polish delight. I mean, I don't know if he's a kewl-bassa of the ball but he looks like he'll pierogi score a few. Ba-dum-bum. Ching!

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:20 PM on November 04

SF, there was a president of your country with the same name and he was impeached by the House of Representatives. Read a friggin' history book, okay?

posted by billsaysthis at 01:39 PM on November 04

Pierogi score a few!?

posted by StarFucker at 03:21 PM on November 04

You forgot Poland...

posted by StarFucker at 03:56 PM on November 04

Bah, Andy Johnson is this season's James Beattie, or the previous season's Kevin Phillips - he seems amazingly good right at this moment, but he'll turn rubbish again pretty quickly, like he used to be when he used to play for the Blues.

posted by BigCalm at 03:01 AM on November 05

Yeah...could be. He is extremely fast though. I have watched a few games with him now and i am impressed. However, i do wonder if he can keep up the pace even as much as Beattie did 2 seasons ago. As far as being called up for Poland, he doesn't seem to be interested in an England call up at all does he? It would be strange to see a lineup looking something like this: Dudek Bak Kosowski Zurawski Kaluzny JOHNSON Frankowski etc, etc...

posted by StarFucker at 08:59 AM on November 05

Inaccurate headline.. The headline here on sportsfilter says he WILL play for Poland. The linked article only says that he's CONSIDERING playing for Poland.

posted by blarp at 11:56 AM on November 05

Well there was another article i didn't link where he said he would be honored to play for Poland or something like that...

posted by StarFucker at 12:05 PM on November 05

He's 23 already, i think if he was ever going to get called in to England he would at least have already been in some friendlies. Poland is probably his better shot, there are too many strikers ahead of him and coming up younger ones too.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:32 PM on November 05

Complete and utter bollocks. What do you expect him to say to the Poles? That they should stick it up their arse? He's simply keeping his options open. I'm not sure where you're getting the conclusion that he "doesn't seem to be interested in an England call up" either. He played for the England Youth team, which was the only one he was called up to. Here's a link where he (not his agent like your article) says "it's everyone's dream to play for their country". Hint, he's talking about England there, not Poland. The reason he hasn't played in friendlies so far is that he was shite until last season in the 1st Division and the start of this season. No England manager in his right mind would have picked him while he was playing for Birmingham as he was pants. And how many 1st Division players have played up front in England friendlies?

posted by squealy at 12:43 PM on November 05

Well, he was good enough to score against Birmingham ...

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:11 PM on November 05

What is bollocks squealy is that Poland didn't come looking for him, it was Johnson that looked for Poland.

posted by StarFucker at 03:26 PM on November 05

Err, neither of those links says any such thing SF. One things for certain. He'll never play for the US fucking A. Yes wc2002, he's good enough to score against us now. Believe me, he couldn't score in a brothel when he played for us. If only we'd had Dowie rather than Francis as manager. After your election, I'm beginning to think some of you Yanks are hard of understanding.

posted by squealy at 07:23 PM on November 05

Oh ps. I hope he gets Henry's shirt. I always had a huge amount of time for AJ when he was with us. He may have flattered to deceive, but you could never fault the lad for effort.

posted by squealy at 07:25 PM on November 05

Err, its true the articles didn't say that... So i guess after the election some of you Brits are hard of putting 2 and 2 together... Do you think the Polish delegation went around asking what English players have Polish heritage? Just askin'...

posted by StarFucker at 07:50 PM on November 05

....and making five. Yep, that's what international teams do nowadays. Especially ones as shite as Poland. Do try to keep up old chap.

posted by squealy at 06:11 AM on November 06

Its a shame you can't keep up an intelligent discourse.

posted by StarFucker at 12:27 PM on November 06

It is, isn't it? 0-1 to the Champions.

posted by squealy at 08:39 PM on November 06

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