I am by no means a footballist fan , but if anyone asks , i support Newcastle United as my local team .
But when i read about Micheal Johnson's story at Manchester City , i felt sad and i thought what the heck are you doing ?
What a waste of a chance in a lifetime .
Roughly , the story is that he was taken on by Manchester City about 3 years ago at 21 years old and hasn't played a game with Man City for approx 2.5 years ,
But remains on £ 25,000 / £ 40,000 a week for these 2.5 years depending on which newspaper you read .
He has had a few injuries and he likes to go out on a night time , living it up , quite often
and in the words of the newspaper he has got sumo fat and unfit .
So at the age of 24 , he has been let go early by Manchester City and the remainder of his 18 month contract has been paid in full at the 25 k / 40 k a week allegedly .
My thoughts are that this young lad had his dreams come true at about 18 by being discovered as a talented footballer and at 21 allegedly Liverpool offered 10 million for him and he was on fantastic unbelievable wages per week .
But he has thrown it away because he liked to party and got unfit and weighty .
Isn't being a fit footballer part of the deal when you join a club and wouldn't being unfit be a sort of breach of contract if you can't carry out your duties at a footballer .
What a waste of a chance in a life time ,
But he must have had a good Management team ( not the team manager ) to come out on top with all the money , even though he has hardly played for 2 and a half years and get a severence package .
Who know he might get fit again and work his way back up the ranks
or he might become a T.V. presenter ... l.o.l.
So , even though Michael Johnson once was heralded as one of the next big talents , he has been let go because
Roberto Mancini and his predecessor, Mark Hughes, both concluded that Johnson did not have the personality to play football at the highest level .
Like i said , i'm not much of a football fan , so this may not be 100 % .
Just thought this was a bitter / sweet story .
Photos of him now and then ...