Wednesday, October 04, 2006

AJ hamstring.

BBC SPORT | Bent replaces Johnson for England

"Striker Johnson will miss Saturday's game against Macedonia at Old Trafford and the 11 October trip to Croatia because of a hamstring injury."


"Andrew Johnson has withdrawn from the England squad ahead of the European Championship qualifiers with Macedonia and Croatia.

The Blues striker misses out after picking up a hamstring injury during Saturday\'s 1-1 draw with Manchester City."

This is certainly worrying news for us blues...I've got no desire to see Everton players running around for England (though I always want England to do well) but the news that they has a hamstring strain certainly makes the ears prick up. I suppose a player who puts so much effort into covering the ground and winning the ball is bound to get strains and pulls but at the moment he's been in superb form so naturally we are relying on him. Beattie isn't playing well (although not as bad as some people are making out) so it might well be upto McFadden, Anichebe, Vaughan, Osman and Cahill to cover for AJ. It's amazing how quickly Johnson has become a talisman for us Evertonians.

Speaking of Beattie & McFadden, any excuse to post these :

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