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Andrew Johnson was impeached and should have been convicted.

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Started: 3/20/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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snoboard1699

Con

The Tenure of Office act and the 10 other accounts that Johnson violeted were not equivilent to him being convicted.
rnsweetheart

Pro

Andrew Johnson was never impeached, I think there is not impeachments in Football.
Andrew "Andy" Johnson (born 10 February 1981 in Bedford) is a professional English footballer who plays for Everton in the Premiership as a striker. His previous clubs are Birmingham City and Crystal Palace.

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1 Club career
1.1 Birmingham City
1.2 Crystal Palace
1.3 Everton
2 International career
3 References
4 External links

[edit] Club career

[edit] Birmingham City
Initially, Johnson's career was held back by the perception that he was too small to prosper as a top level striker. He began his footballing career at Birmingham City, where he suffered a set-back, missing a deciding penalty, in the 2001 Worthington Cup Final shootout defeat, to Liverpool.

After only a few noteworthy appearances, he was sold to Crystal Palace in 2002, following the Blues' promotion to the Premier League. Johnson was used as the makeweight in a transfer deal for Clinton Morrison, taking the value of �750,000 for the purposes of the transaction.

[edit] Crystal Palace
Whilst his arrival was not greeted with any real excitement at Palace, the transfer turned out to be an excellent move for both Johnson and Palace. He soon made himself very popular with Palace fans with a hat-trick in the 5-0 demolition of deadly rivals Brighton & Hove Albion on 26 October 2002, and then another, in the very next game, at Walsall.

However, manager Trevor Francis continued to play his preferred main strike partnership of Ade Akinbiyi and Dele Adebola, keeping both Johnson and Palace legend Dougie Freedman on the left-wing and bench, respectively. When Francis was dismissed, and with the Eagles mid-table, he was replaced by Steve Kember, who decided to partner Freedman with Neil Shipperley, while Johnson was left to play the role of support striker. The new strike partnership initially worked well, with Palace winning their first three games and topping the table. However, the good start to the season did not continue and, with Palace languishing in 20th place in November, Kember was dropped.

Under the aegis of new manager and coach Iain Dowie, Johnson's all-round game improved. Now partnering Shipperley, Johnson ended the season as top scorer in the 2003-04 Football League First Division season with 32 goals. Palace reached the playoffs and were promoted to the Premier League for 2004-05 after beating West Ham United 1-0 in the final - five months after they had occupied 19th place in the league.

Despite Palace's relegation back to the Championship the following season, Johnson was the highest scoring English player with 21 goals. Although Johnson's detractors noted that eight of these came from penalties rather than open play (a record for the Premier League), he himself won seven of the penalties. Regardless of the proportion of goals that were penalties, Johnson's tally was seen as an impressive achievement for a player in their first season of Premier League football.

Palace were relegated at the end of 2004-05 and Johnson requested a transfer prompting much speculation as to which club he might move to. However, on 2 August 2005, Johnson signed a five year contract with Palace for an improved wage (believed to be around �24,000 a week, making him one of the highest-paid players ever to play outside the English top flight) and pledged to help them regain their place in the top flight. Palace chairman Simon Jordan blamed Johnson's agent Leon Angel for pressurising Johnson into handing in the transfer request.

Johnson was soon playing alongside Clinton Morrison, who had rejoined Palace from Birmingham for a fee of �2m (three years after Birmingham had bought him in a deal for �4.25m plus Johnson). Morrison was reported as saying that he had returned to Palace specifically to play alongside Johnson, much to the amusement of many Eagles fans, who saw the irony of the deal, Birmingham having effectively paid Crystal Palace �2.25m to take Andy Johnson. The two transfers took place between the Eagles and the former Palace manager Steve Bruce, who had been seen by fans as having betrayed the club by defecting to the Midlands side.

However, due to injury to Johnson, and Morrison's lack of form, the pairing was limited in the early part of the season. With a return to fitness and form, the two soon became Dowie's first choice pairing as the season progressed, with Dougie Freedman adding experience to the strike force.

Palace comfortably made it into a top-six position but in the playoffs failed to recover from a first leg defeat at the hands of Watford, being beaten on aggregate in the semi-finals. Johnson scored 15 goals in the Championship that season.

In 2005, Johnson was voted into Palace's Centenary XI, the only player at the club at the time to be selected, and, following the retirement of Nigel Martyn, he is now the only member of the team still actively playing on a professional basis.

[edit] Everton
After Crystal Palace's failure to return to top-flight football, speculation about Johnson's future at the club began with a transfer to a Premier League club seeming highly likely. However, when an initial bid from Everton of �7.25 million was rejected, it looked more likely that the club would be able to keep Johnson for a further year after all. Nevertheless, the controversial departure of manager Iain Dowie only increased the likelihood of Johnson's departure, and on 24 May 2006 Palace accepted an �8.5million bid from Wigan Athletic for Johnson. This bid was matched by fellow Lancashire club Bolton Wanderers a day later, which was also accepted.

With Johnson having indicated a preference for a move to Merseyside, Everton, prompted by the two other bids, improved their offer to �8.6 million the following day. On 30 May, he passed his medical and completed the move to Goodison Park, signing a five-year contract. He is believed to be Everton's highest paid player on �40,000 per week, although some reports suggested he was in fact on equal pay with former Everton striker James Beattie at around �30,000 a week. Johnson's move set new club transfer records, both as Everton's most expensive purchase and Palace's most expensive sale. He stated that his reason for moving to Everton was the size and stature of the club and the size of the club's fanbase.

Johnson netted his first goal for Everton in his debut on 19 August 2006, in a 2-1 win over Watford, a goal which he celebrated in front of the Hornets fans. In his programme notes, he stated he had "unfinished business" with Watford, following their playoff defeat of Palace. He has continued a good start to his Everton career by scoring against Tottenham Hotspur away to end a 21-year victory drought there and then scoring twice in the 3-0 derby victory against Liverpool. Johnson is currently Everton's top scorer in the 2006-07 Premier League campaign with 11 goals to his name (and one in the FA Cup). However, Johnson was allegedly affected by allegations of simulation,[citation needed] going 13 games without scoring a goal at one stage.

After a league match with Chelsea on 17 December 2006, then Chelsea boss Jos� Mourinho branded Johnson "untrustworthy" following a challenge with Chelsea goalkeeper Hil�rio. Everton issued a statement threatening legal action and calling on Mourinho to apologise,[1] which he has since done.[2] Mourinho is not the first to air such sentiments about Johnson; former Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock also having accused Johnson of resorting to "gamesmanship" to win a penalty in a Premier League match between the two clubs.[3]

My opponent does not know Football.
Debate Round No. 1
snoboard1699

Con

I was kinda talking about the President Andrew Johnson not the football player............. but okay
rnsweetheart

Pro

"I was kinda talking about the President Andrew Johnson not the football player............. but okay", Yea he folded, I win yippie.
Debate Round No. 2
snoboard1699

Con

too bad that didnt make any sense whatsoever... what are you talking about??????????????????????????
rnsweetheart

Pro

It made perfect sense, Andrew Johnson, the football player has never been impeached ever. You are confusing, go Andrew Johnson.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Chadkenichi 9 years ago
Chadkenichi
Yes, Andrew Johnson(the president) Should have gotten convicted. He violated the Command of the army act and the Tenure of office act. Clearly shows he's guilty.
Posted by SportsGuru 9 years ago
SportsGuru
@rnsweetheart

Go creativity and taking advantage of an opponent's assumptions!
Posted by SportsGuru 9 years ago
SportsGuru
Are you negating "Andrew Johnson was impeached and should have been convicted." or "The Tenure of Office act and the 10 other accounts that Johnson violeted were equivilent to him being convicted."?
Posted by SportsGuru 9 years ago
SportsGuru
What are you advocating against as con?
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