Manchester City's Michael Johnson - From The New Colin Bell To The Dole

He could have been the homegrown star of Manchester City championship winning side. Instead Michael Johnson threw it away. For what it's worth here's a video of him at his best.
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He could have been the homegrown star of Manchester City championship winning side. Instead Michael Johnson threw it away. For what it's worth here's a video of him at his best.

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This picture is of Michael Johnson. Yes, the footballer who up until today played for Manchester City. Or should we say paid by Manchester City because the young star who was once dubbed 'The New Colin Bell' was finally released from his £40,000 a week contract by the club. Johnson actually hasn't played for the Citizens since a Carling Cup tie against Scunthorpe in October 2009. So highly rated was the midfielder that Liverpool once put in a £10m bid for him and from the video below you can see why. But the promising talent was eclipsed because Johnson didn't have what it took mentally to be a pro. He grew fat, unfit and was too fond of a drink and a little drink driving. What a waster.