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Adam Johnson | Midfielder | #21

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 139

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Sunderland have terminated the contract of Adam Johnson after he plead guilty to two charges related to sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
Johnson has been at the center of a controversy surrounding this incident for some time. The club gave him ample time to exonerate himself but with news that he had plead guilty, they have moved to terminate his contract with immediate effect. Johnson scored the first goal in the Black Cats' late comeback against Liverpool on Saturday but that will apparently be his last contribution at the club. Thu, Feb 11, 2016 03:10:00 PM

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Adam Johnson may miss Week 8 after having to appear in court on Friday.

Johnson had to appear in court for "offenses against a minor" and this could be really bad news for the midfielder. We don't know the details just yet but Johnson could be set for a lengthy period of time off the pitch depending on how his legal troubles go. This is making bad things worse for Sunderland, who are dead last in the league.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 08:34:00 PM

Adam Johnson has been ruled out for a minimum of 2-months after the Sunderland winger suffered a serious shoulder injury in training.

The full extent of the problem is not yet known and Johnson will head for further tests and a scan within the next 24 hours to determine the severity of the damage. Johnson was one of only a few players to leave the King Power last weekend with some shred of credibility having provided the assist for Jermaine Defoe and his absence until October [in the first instance] is a massive blow. Dick Advocaat also confirmed that Danny Graham is nursing a minor complaint and will face a late fitness test while midfielder Jordi Gomez is definitely out of the Norwich game as he continues his recovery from a fractured patella.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 06:41:00 PM

With legal issues swirling around him, Adam Johnson is technically available for Week 30 but whether he will figure is entirely unclear.

Adam Johnson has returned to training and seen his club-initiated suspension lifted but there has been no word whether he will figure in the match-day squad. If you have to make any decisions for this weekend it is best to assume that Johnson will not play.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 03:09:00 PM

Sunderland have both Wes Brown and John O'Shea available for the vital Week 28 clash at Hull, but are struggling with other absences.

Sunderland quite rightly won their appeal against the sending-off of Brown although his availability won’t guarantee any game time – the defender struggles to play consecutive games in quick succession. O’Shea will not face any retrospective action and he could partner Santiago Vergini or Seb Coates in the heart of defence if Gus Poyet decides the risk with Brown is too great. Will Buckley [knee] and Emanuele Giaccherini [ankle] are the only injury absentees but Adam Johnson has been suspended pending a further enquiry into his alleged relations with an underage girl. Billy Jones, Jack Rodwell and Ricky Alvarez are back in contention.

England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Durham Police said in a statement: "A 27-year-old man was arrested earlier today on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16. He remains in police custody and is helping officers with their enquiries." Sunderland have since announced Johnson has been suspended by the club pending the outcome of the police investigation. You should avoid selecting the player for your fantasy team for the foreseeable future.
Source: BBC News
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 12:44:00 PM

Adam Johnson and Connor Wickham are fit to return for Sunderland's match with QPR.

Johnson is fit and ready to face QPR after recovering from thumb surgery while Wickham has made a quick recovery from a calf problem and has a "great chance" of returning against the Hoops. Jack Rodwell is rated as 50/50 but Poyet admits Giaccherini is likely to miss out "Emanuele is taking longer than I expected." Billy Jones has recovered from a slight hamstring niggle but a knee injury will keep Buckley and Lee Cattermole in the treatment room.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 08:26:00 AM

Sunderland have a host of players injured or doubtful for the Week 24 clash at Swansea.

Gus Poyet will factor Tuesdays’ game against Queens Park Rangers when considering the availability of his squad ahead of the trip to the Liberty Stadium "We need to be very careful for Saturday. When you have players who have a chance to get injured, you cannot risk them all. You need to make sure you keep someone safe for midweek." Lee Cattermole [knee] and Connor Wickham [calf] have been ruled out but Adam Johnson, Will Buckley, Billy Jones, Jack Rodwell and Emanuele Giaccherini will all be checked however Seb Larsson should return to the squad after he was rested midweek.
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 05:24:00 AM

Sunderland will not risk Adam Johnson unnecessarily ahead of this weekends’ FA Cup fourth round tie against Fulham after the attacking midfielder picked up a minor calf injury.

Johnson is "unlikely" to feature along with teammate Lee Cattermole who suffered an injury setback recently – knee - following his recovery from a groin strain. The Black Cats are just above the relegation zone having taken just 1 point from a possible 15 since the derby win over Newcastle and first team coach Charlie Oatway was keen to stress the clubs main focus is on their Premier League survival. Defender Wes Brown [knee] will face a late fitness test but Jermain Defoe could feature as he looks to gain some valuable match-fitness while Liam Bridcutt is available again following suspension. Vito Mannone may get a rare outing in the first team but Gus Poyet will leave any goalkeeping decisions until the last moment.
Thu, Jan 22, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Sunderland won their fourth straight Tyne-Wear derby thanks to a goal in the 90th minute by Adam Johnson as the Black Cats spoil Newcastle's day at St. James', 0-1.

The match began as this fixture often does, with a yellow card issued within two minutes. Unlike most Tyne-Wear battles however, the game would end with eleven men per side, as the red card stayed in the ref's pocket. It also was shaping up as an aberration in that the game was goalless heading into the final minute before stoppage time. That was when substitute Will Buckley was able to pick out Johnson, who scored from six yards. The win is just the third of the season for the Black Cats, but they are getting by with drawing 10 and losing only 4.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Adam Johnson opens his account four weeks into the season with a goal at home vs Tottenham.

Coming off an eight goal, six assists season in 2013 many expected Johnson to be the driving force behind Sunderland's attack. Unfortunately, up until this point, midfielders Sebastian Larsson, Jack Rodwell and Lee Cattermole have all been better - from a fantasy perspective at least. Hopefully his latest 15-point effort in Yahoo Fantasy's Premier League game will help get him going because at this point it's a little hard justifying his somewhat steep price tag.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:19:00 AM

Adam Johnson scored a great solo goal in Sunderland's 2-2 draw against Tottenham.

The solo goal was great but the Black Cats will have to ask themselves if they should attack more. They only possessed the ball for 36.6 % of the time and put up six totals shots to Tottenham's 15. The shot count is discouraging considering Sunderland was playing at home. With a lack of players who can create and finish, Sunderland will have to attack more in order to win enough games to stay up in the Premier League.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:55:00 PM

Sunderland took another dangerous step toward relegation with a 1-2 loss to West Ham United at the Stadium of Light this evening.

When Gus Poyet took over the Black Cats, the club really began to turn things around and looked to be heading in the right direction to stay in the top flight. Today's loss however gives them one point in their past six matches, and the club looks in as much disarray as ever now. What is especially puzzling is Poyet's use of Adam Johnson, easily their attacking player, by stating him on the bench in recent games. Then, when AJ comes on in the second half, he repeatedly contributes, but his efforts are too little, too late. Sunderland still have eight league games left, compared to the typical six or seven for the other clubs in the relegation fight, but most of the fixtures are extemely difficult. They needed a result today.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 05:44:00 PM

Adam Johnson continued his deadly scoring form, notching his seventh goal of the season and sixth in the past four matches, as Sunderland manhandled Newcastle United in the always heated Tyne-Wear Derby.

Sunderland are flying high under the tutelage of Gus Poyet, having lost just once now in their past nine games, and Johnson has been the star player to help make it happen. After going up 1-0 on a penalty converted by Fabio Borini, Johnson added to his account with a tap in off a deflected save of a Jack Colback shot. Colback himself would add the Black Cats third goal late on to put a final nail in Newcastle's coffin. Despite how the table looks, it is Sunderland right now who are the kings of Tyne-Wear, sweeping the series for the first time in over 45 years.
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 09:46:00 AM

Sunderland moved out of the Premier League bottom three for the first time since August with a 1-0 win over 10-man Stoke.

Adam Johnson added his fifth goal in three Premier League games to secure Sunderland a vital three points and move them out of the relegation zone. Stoke's Steven N'Zonzi was sent off for a second bookable offence early in the second half but the away side were the better team for long spells, hitting the bar from a Ryan Shawcross header late on, and can feel unlucky to walk away from the Stadium of Light empty handed.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 05:25:00 PM