JOHNSON-FISHER TO DEPART BEARS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
Posted by: Singapore Sam (IP Logged)
Date: 12 February, 2020 09:33

So experiment didn't work out.

Re: JOHNSON-FISHER TO DEPART BEARS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
Posted by: dpw (IP Logged)
Date: 12 February, 2020 10:28


Re: JOHNSON-FISHER TO DEPART BEARS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
Posted by: inatthebreakdown (IP Logged)
Date: 12 February, 2020 10:38

Things like this are surely always worth a go. Best wishes in whatever he moves onto. He's a very young man with many years ahead of him to develop.

Re: JOHNSON-FISHER TO DEPART BEARS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
Posted by: TimothyQ (IP Logged)
Date: 12 February, 2020 12:35

Thatís a pity, but I am glad we are giving guys these opportunities. Raw talent is always worth a punt IMO.

Re: JOHNSON-FISHER TO DEPART BEARS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
Posted by: Prop Joe (IP Logged)
Date: 12 February, 2020 19:57

Pity that. He would probably been better off joining a Championship club in hindsight, rather than break in at Premiership level. Obvious talent but missed a lot of rugby education in his 'learning years'. He seems to say on Twitter that he is going to try out at American Football. Would have thought the NFL unlikely but there are a number of other Leagues that a player could make a good living (eg. Canadian Footbal League and a new league XFL that BTsport are showing). Best of luck to him.

Re: JOHNSON-FISHER TO DEPART BEARS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
Posted by: Toby12 (IP Logged)
Date: 12 February, 2020 22:15

Think sometimes the Bristol Media team over hype the arrival of certain players, this guy came on trial in effect without ever playing top level rugby. Heís quick but hasnít shown or been given the change to show his all round talents. You win some and you lose some, seen this happen a good few times over the years.

Re: JOHNSON-FISHER TO DEPART BEARS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
Posted by: in between (IP Logged)
Date: 13 February, 2020 06:51

Quote:
Prop Joe
Pity that. He would probably been better off joining a Championship club in hindsight, rather than break in at Premiership level. Obvious talent but missed a lot of rugby education in his 'learning years'. He seems to say on Twitter that he is going to try out at American Football. Would have thought the NFL unlikely but there are a number of other Leagues that a player could make a good living (eg. Canadian Footbal League and a new league XFL that BTsport are showing). Best of luck to him.

No brainier really! He could earn in a week what heíd earn in a month or two with the Bears if successful.

Re: JOHNSON-FISHER TO DEPART BEARS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
Posted by: tbr (IP Logged)
Date: 13 February, 2020 08:09

Quote:
Prop Joe
...He seems to say on Twitter that he is going to try out at American Football. Would have thought the NFL unlikely but there are a number of other Leagues that a player could make a good living (eg. Canadian Footbal League and a new league XFL that BTsport are showing). Best of luck to him.

He is *returning* to American Football, isnt he?
I mean he played college 'murcan football for the Coastal Carolinas Chanticleers in the Sun Belt Conference didnt he, before we gave him a shot to try out rugby again in the "sun belt of the west country".
But he's decided that whilst he's enjoyed his time in Bris and appreciated the opportunity and welcome etc (you can see this on his Twitter feed) ... his "passion" is American Football.
So now he's back to being a running back. And currently looking for employment.
Yes, good luck to him.



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Re: JOHNSON-FISHER TO DEPART BEARS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
Posted by: Rinkadink (IP Logged)
Date: 13 February, 2020 08:22

Happy that he came and gave it a shot, happy to see someone follow their dreams too. I hope he goes well, he's a talent and seems a good guy.

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