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Buffalo King

A swedish viewpoint on Jonson

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I am swedish Norwich City fan but I am also a swedish football fan in general. I follow the swedish league intensely, as well as the swedish national team. So I have seen Jonson play for club and country on numerous occasions. Here are my view of him as a footballer.

First of all, he is a fantastic team player. Always very loyal, hard working. You know that he will perform up to his level. That is one of the reasons that he is a favourite to the swedish national team coaches. They sometimes put "better" players on the bench and play with Jonson because they know he will give them a solid performance, offensively as well as defensively.

When he came into the top swedish league at his hometown club Örebro SK in the mid-nineties he played as a striker and was at this time a good goal scorer on a national level. But as he has grown older he has become more of a winger, both for club and country. He mostly plays on the right side but can also play to the left, as well as up front. But don´t expect him to be a big goal scorer for Norwich. And his crossing ability is ok, not more. If he gets e regular spot on the team I´d would guess that he could deliver something like five goals at the most.

On the plus side is that he is fast and brave. He doesn´t hesitate to challenge his oppenent and also tries to find space to be able to finish on his own. But as I mentioned he works hard defensively as well which sometimes means he doesn´t get forward as much as one might wish.

According to media reports here Norwich paid something like 1,2 milllion pounds for his signature.

If anyone has any questions about him I will be happy to answer them.

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i''d be surprised if we''ve paid that much for him. that would make him our most expensive ever signing and as you say, he seems a good solid dependable team player, rather than the kind of player we might go to 1.2 mil for. Scowcroft perhaps...

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excellent analysis Buffallo king
which British players would you compare him to? someone like Steve Stone? what''s he like in the air when he plays down the centre?

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First, Mattias Jonsson is probably a better player than scowcraft. He has 41 caps for sweden and played in all 4 games in Euro 2004 this summer. That must say something.

He might be a bit like steve stone, in his defensive game, but probably a lot better going forward. The best part of his game, is his workrate. He never gives up. I would say it´s a great signing!

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