START THE CLOCKS



It seems that Lee Johnson has Roy Keaneesque OCD issues when it comes to improving standards at Sunderland. Not a bad thing…


"I think when you get a new set of eyes on it, it's always good. I'll just give you one example" said Johnson. “I noticed that two or three of the clocks in the dressing room didn't work. I asked [Denver] Hume, and he said they hadn't worked for six months. So you're telling me that hasn't worked and all we need to do is put a battery in it. Simple. It's the smallest of standards there. Three clocks and nobody had changed the battery. We need to make sure that we do everything. That we're almost like the All Blacks - we want to act with real class. We want to go to Oldham and leave the dressing room in a smarter way than we found it. Those are the things that are free. Whether it be manners, discipline or punctuality. At the moment, like I say, I'm just seeing a little bit that needs to be turned ten or 15 per cent. Driving those standards and policing them. It can't just come from me. It has to come from the squad, the staff and again it's not something that will change drastically but will get everyone in the correct mindset to perform and perform well."