AFC Bournemouth: Referee's decision was correct says Elphick

Bournemouth Echo: SKIPPER: Tommy Elphick SKIPPER: Tommy Elphick

SKIPPER Tommy Elphick said he had “no complaints” with referee Phil Gibbs after the official had ruled out what would have been a deserved winner for Cherries.

Gibbs took centre stage when he penalised Elphick for a foul on Dean Gerken after the Ipswich goalkeeper had spilled a Matt Ritchie cross into the net.

The incident came towards the end of a pulsating clash and with the teams locked at 1-1 after Brett Pitman had struck to cancel out Daryl Murphy’s opener for the visitors.

A good number of Cherries supporters among a highest crowd of the season at Dean Court were convinced Ritchie’s effort had given Eddie Howe’s men the points.

But Elphick told the Daily Echo: “I put my hand on his shoulder and I think I affected him because he ended up putting the ball in the back of the net so the referee got it right.

“I thought the referee had a good game. He talks to players, gets involved and stands by his decisions and that is all you can ask. He is consistent and, if it had happened at the other end, you hope he would have given us a foul. I thought it was a free-kick and a fair decision.”

Cherries created and squandered a series of presentable chances before Ipswich broke the deadlock when Murphy converted a Frank Nouble cross midway through the second half.

However, the introduction of Pitman and Marc Pugh from the bench paid dividends with the pair in the thick of the action as the Jerseyman restored parity.

Elphick added: “We were disappointed not to take all three points but there were a lot of positives. When you see the opposition high-fiving each other at the final whistle because they think they have had a good day, you have to give us a lot of credit.

“We put on another great display and the tempo after playing three days ago was frightening. Credit has to go to the physios, fitness coaches and sports scientists who have prepared us for this period.

“We were fresh and could have been two or three up at half-time. We had some great chances but, when you don’t take them, you are always going to leave yourself vulnerable with players like David McGoldrick, Frank Nouble and Daryl Murphy.

“We were unfortunate to go behind and it was a bit of a sucker-punch because we felt we were on top. It was another learning curve. A few weeks ago, we might not have got back into the game but we did today and nearly stole the points at the end.”

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8:23am Mon 30 Dec 13

bigfatsteve says...

An honest comment from an honest player. Well done Tommy for showing integrity by coming forward and admitting to the foul, there's not many of today's footballers who would put their hands up. Still a great game to finish 2013 on and would have been well worthy of all 3 points.
An honest comment from an honest player. Well done Tommy for showing integrity by coming forward and admitting to the foul, there's not many of today's footballers who would put their hands up. Still a great game to finish 2013 on and would have been well worthy of all 3 points. bigfatsteve

9:21am Mon 30 Dec 13

nothingtofear says...

bigfatsteve wrote:
An honest comment from an honest player. Well done Tommy for showing integrity by coming forward and admitting to the foul, there's not many of today's footballers who would put their hands up. Still a great game to finish 2013 on and would have been well worthy of all 3 points.
I'm not a Cherries fan but I totally agree with you bigfatsteve. A rare and refreshing piece of honesty. Just wish there were more of Tommy Elphick's type around at all levels of the game.
[quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: An honest comment from an honest player. Well done Tommy for showing integrity by coming forward and admitting to the foul, there's not many of today's footballers who would put their hands up. Still a great game to finish 2013 on and would have been well worthy of all 3 points.[/p][/quote]I'm not a Cherries fan but I totally agree with you bigfatsteve. A rare and refreshing piece of honesty. Just wish there were more of Tommy Elphick's type around at all levels of the game. nothingtofear

10:01am Mon 30 Dec 13

abc100 says...

A proper captain, always 100%, thank you Tommy
A proper captain, always 100%, thank you Tommy abc100

10:09am Mon 30 Dec 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Greetings all. Returned back home last night from sunnier climes. I hope you haven't missed me too much. Totally disagree with above posts. If the goal would have been allowed to stand, would Elphick have gone to the officials insisting that a free kick was given instead. Get real. Lying and cheating is part of this game, like it or not. It just happended to be that Elphick did not cheat well enough on this occassion and was caught. Regards.
Greetings all. Returned back home last night from sunnier climes. I hope you haven't missed me too much. Totally disagree with above posts. If the goal would have been allowed to stand, would Elphick have gone to the officials insisting that a free kick was given instead. Get real. Lying and cheating is part of this game, like it or not. It just happended to be that Elphick did not cheat well enough on this occassion and was caught. Regards. Mike Oxbig

10:30am Mon 30 Dec 13

Fanfor45 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Greetings all. Returned back home last night from sunnier climes. I hope you haven't missed me too much. Totally disagree with above posts. If the goal would have been allowed to stand, would Elphick have gone to the officials insisting that a free kick was given instead. Get real. Lying and cheating is part of this game, like it or not. It just happended to be that Elphick did not cheat well enough on this occassion and was caught. Regards.
Oxbig ol chap!! Great to have you back. Your "challenging" views are always a good healthy discussion, and this time I'm siding with you. It is healthy that Elphick has come out and said “I did ‘im guv” but in effect it is a confession of wrong or “cheating” as you put it. However, in Elphick's defence the game has become so non-physical that his challenge on Gerken yesterday may have been par for the course 20 years ago and lead to a victory. There were indeed harsher challenges than his that went unnoticed by the referee who by-and-large did have a good game. Look forward to your further input as I can’t agree with you too often :-)
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Greetings all. Returned back home last night from sunnier climes. I hope you haven't missed me too much. Totally disagree with above posts. If the goal would have been allowed to stand, would Elphick have gone to the officials insisting that a free kick was given instead. Get real. Lying and cheating is part of this game, like it or not. It just happended to be that Elphick did not cheat well enough on this occassion and was caught. Regards.[/p][/quote]Oxbig ol chap!! Great to have you back. Your "challenging" views are always a good healthy discussion, and this time I'm siding with you. It is healthy that Elphick has come out and said “I did ‘im guv” but in effect it is a confession of wrong or “cheating” as you put it. However, in Elphick's defence the game has become so non-physical that his challenge on Gerken yesterday may have been par for the course 20 years ago and lead to a victory. There were indeed harsher challenges than his that went unnoticed by the referee who by-and-large did have a good game. Look forward to your further input as I can’t agree with you too often :-) Fanfor45

10:31am Mon 30 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

abc100 wrote:
A proper captain, always 100%, thank you Tommy
He certainly is, and has grown into the player we all expected he was capable of being, after a few shaky performances earlier in the season, a recent run of games has made all the difference to him. Well done Tommy!!
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: A proper captain, always 100%, thank you Tommy[/p][/quote]He certainly is, and has grown into the player we all expected he was capable of being, after a few shaky performances earlier in the season, a recent run of games has made all the difference to him. Well done Tommy!! Afcbpete

10:31am Mon 30 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

abc100 wrote:
A proper captain, always 100%, thank you Tommy
He certainly is, and has grown into the player we all expected he was capable of being, after a few shaky performances earlier in the season, a recent run of games has made all the difference to him. Well done Tommy!!
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: A proper captain, always 100%, thank you Tommy[/p][/quote]He certainly is, and has grown into the player we all expected he was capable of being, after a few shaky performances earlier in the season, a recent run of games has made all the difference to him. Well done Tommy!! Afcbpete

10:38am Mon 30 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Some of us wanted an explanation as to why the goal was disallowed we now have the answer Tommy has been honest by telling the Echo his reason for the goal being disallowed . As for the idea that the ref would have changed is mind had Tommy gone up after allowing it and told him it should have been a free kick is like believing in Santa. If referees don't take notice of players' protests what makes you think that he would have said to Tommy fair enough I won't allow the goal and give a free kick instead. In an ideal world we would like to think that we wouldn't all put that tenner in our pockets when we see it lying there in front of us and we would go around with halos above our heads but I have an inkling that the world we live in it ain't like that.
Some of us wanted an explanation as to why the goal was disallowed we now have the answer Tommy has been honest by telling the Echo his reason for the goal being disallowed . As for the idea that the ref would have changed is mind had Tommy gone up after allowing it and told him it should have been a free kick is like believing in Santa. If referees don't take notice of players' protests what makes you think that he would have said to Tommy fair enough I won't allow the goal and give a free kick instead. In an ideal world we would like to think that we wouldn't all put that tenner in our pockets when we see it lying there in front of us and we would go around with halos above our heads but I have an inkling that the world we live in it ain't like that. nonnogeppetto

10:52am Mon 30 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Afcbpete wrote:
abc100 wrote:
A proper captain, always 100%, thank you Tommy
He certainly is, and has grown into the player we all expected he was capable of being, after a few shaky performances earlier in the season, a recent run of games has made all the difference to him. Well done Tommy!!
Repetition afcbpete is also a sign of old age!!!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: A proper captain, always 100%, thank you Tommy[/p][/quote]He certainly is, and has grown into the player we all expected he was capable of being, after a few shaky performances earlier in the season, a recent run of games has made all the difference to him. Well done Tommy!![/p][/quote]Repetition afcbpete is also a sign of old age!!! nonnogeppetto

10:55am Mon 30 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Repetition afcbpete is also a sign of old age. Now I have said that to him or not. Oh well
Repetition afcbpete is also a sign of old age. Now I have said that to him or not. Oh well nonnogeppetto

10:55am Mon 30 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
abc100 wrote:
A proper captain, always 100%, thank you Tommy
He certainly is, and has grown into the player we all expected he was capable of being, after a few shaky performances earlier in the season, a recent run of games has made all the difference to him. Well done Tommy!!
Repetition afcbpete is also a sign of old age!!!
OLD AGE!! speak for yourself Harry haaaa haaaaa
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: A proper captain, always 100%, thank you Tommy[/p][/quote]He certainly is, and has grown into the player we all expected he was capable of being, after a few shaky performances earlier in the season, a recent run of games has made all the difference to him. Well done Tommy!![/p][/quote]Repetition afcbpete is also a sign of old age!!![/p][/quote]OLD AGE!! speak for yourself Harry haaaa haaaaa Afcbpete

11:33am Mon 30 Dec 13

abc100 says...

Funny isn't it, I was adamant at the time that no one touched the keeper and gave the ref a load of abuse, just watched it on tv and it's quite obvious Tommy's arm is on him, shame but well done ref!!!!
Funny isn't it, I was adamant at the time that no one touched the keeper and gave the ref a load of abuse, just watched it on tv and it's quite obvious Tommy's arm is on him, shame but well done ref!!!! abc100

11:47am Mon 30 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

abc100 wrote:
Funny isn't it, I was adamant at the time that no one touched the keeper and gave the ref a load of abuse, just watched it on tv and it's quite obvious Tommy's arm is on him, shame but well done ref!!!!
Obviously the referees know where to look and spot any infringements we the fans may not necessarily be looking for the same things. Time to move on and with some luck and same commitment we will bring back something from Brighton I hope it will be more than a rock!!! Three points would be great. UTC
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: Funny isn't it, I was adamant at the time that no one touched the keeper and gave the ref a load of abuse, just watched it on tv and it's quite obvious Tommy's arm is on him, shame but well done ref!!!![/p][/quote]Obviously the referees know where to look and spot any infringements we the fans may not necessarily be looking for the same things. Time to move on and with some luck and same commitment we will bring back something from Brighton I hope it will be more than a rock!!! Three points would be great. UTC nonnogeppetto

12:29pm Mon 30 Dec 13

ChilledCherry says...

Is it wrong to be excited about the Brighton game already? - Can't wait! Parking is going to be a bit of a 'mare but I hope the game is a cracker. I looked at the league table earlier and we should all be proud of our "little" club. We're where we are on merit, and could be even higher if a few games had gone for us (like Ipswich). I don't want to tempt fate, but staying up looks very possible, then next year who knows?
Is it wrong to be excited about the Brighton game already? - Can't wait! Parking is going to be a bit of a 'mare but I hope the game is a cracker. I looked at the league table earlier and we should all be proud of our "little" club. We're where we are on merit, and could be even higher if a few games had gone for us (like Ipswich). I don't want to tempt fate, but staying up looks very possible, then next year who knows? ChilledCherry

1:41pm Mon 30 Dec 13

bobsworthforever says...

Cant wait for goal line technology ive seen it on the box 3 times looks like a perfectly good goal didn't see the goalie complaining only acknowledging the refs decision on another thing cant we have A NEWSHOUND at the Echo who could let us know whats happening like whose coming in January whats happening about Wes Fogden whose Eddie getting rid of hows the Lee Camp negotiation going that sort of thing
Cant wait for goal line technology ive seen it on the box 3 times looks like a perfectly good goal didn't see the goalie complaining only acknowledging the refs decision on another thing cant we have A NEWSHOUND at the Echo who could let us know whats happening like whose coming in January whats happening about Wes Fogden whose Eddie getting rid of hows the Lee Camp negotiation going that sort of thing bobsworthforever

3:04pm Mon 30 Dec 13

raybren says...

Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards
Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards raybren

3:17pm Mon 30 Dec 13

susi.m says...

ChilledCherry wrote:
Is it wrong to be excited about the Brighton game already? - Can't wait! Parking is going to be a bit of a 'mare but I hope the game is a cracker. I looked at the league table earlier and we should all be proud of our "little" club. We're where we are on merit, and could be even higher if a few games had gone for us (like Ipswich). I don't want to tempt fate, but staying up looks very possible, then next year who knows?
There are lots of park and rides for match days. Check on Brighton website
[quote][p][bold]ChilledCherry[/bold] wrote: Is it wrong to be excited about the Brighton game already? - Can't wait! Parking is going to be a bit of a 'mare but I hope the game is a cracker. I looked at the league table earlier and we should all be proud of our "little" club. We're where we are on merit, and could be even higher if a few games had gone for us (like Ipswich). I don't want to tempt fate, but staying up looks very possible, then next year who knows?[/p][/quote]There are lots of park and rides for match days. Check on Brighton website susi.m

4:49pm Mon 30 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

bobsworthforever wrote:
Cant wait for goal line technology ive seen it on the box 3 times looks like a perfectly good goal didn't see the goalie complaining only acknowledging the refs decision on another thing cant we have A NEWSHOUND at the Echo who could let us know whats happening like whose coming in January whats happening about Wes Fogden whose Eddie getting rid of hows the Lee Camp negotiation going that sort of thing
You mean tap Howes phone, he is always trying to keep everything secret.
Like, where was TK last match? he and the club dont keep the fans informed.
I believe he enjoys it,
[quote][p][bold]bobsworthforever[/bold] wrote: Cant wait for goal line technology ive seen it on the box 3 times looks like a perfectly good goal didn't see the goalie complaining only acknowledging the refs decision on another thing cant we have A NEWSHOUND at the Echo who could let us know whats happening like whose coming in January whats happening about Wes Fogden whose Eddie getting rid of hows the Lee Camp negotiation going that sort of thing[/p][/quote]You mean tap Howes phone, he is always trying to keep everything secret. Like, where was TK last match? he and the club dont keep the fans informed. I believe he enjoys it, holdinkæft

4:54pm Mon 30 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

raybren wrote:
Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards
Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards[/p][/quote]Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling. holdinkæft

5:11pm Mon 30 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

holdinkæft can I congratulate you on your comments is not easy to come on here after a great performance by our team and to manage not to praise their achievement you have the great ability of looking for what is missing rather than seeing what is there in front of you. Have you thought about giving lectures on this topic and earn some money to purchase some rose tinted glasses like the rest of us!!!

If by chance I missed your post praising the team please do accept my grovelling apologies!
holdinkæft can I congratulate you on your comments is not easy to come on here after a great performance by our team and to manage not to praise their achievement you have the great ability of looking for what is missing rather than seeing what is there in front of you. Have you thought about giving lectures on this topic and earn some money to purchase some rose tinted glasses like the rest of us!!! [Caveat] If by chance I missed your post praising the team please do accept my grovelling apologies! nonnogeppetto

5:30pm Mon 30 Dec 13

cherrygood says...

I sill thought it was minimal contact and haven't seen too many challenges where two people go for a ball in the air and there is no contact. As we all know invariably the keeper gets the benefit 9 times out of 10 in these situations.

Perhaps Elphick has made these comments to make us all feel better, although I ddn't see him protest at all when the decision ws made.
I sill thought it was minimal contact and haven't seen too many challenges where two people go for a ball in the air and there is no contact. As we all know invariably the keeper gets the benefit 9 times out of 10 in these situations. Perhaps Elphick has made these comments to make us all feel better, although I ddn't see him protest at all when the decision ws made. cherrygood

5:31pm Mon 30 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
holdinkæft can I congratulate you on your comments is not easy to come on here after a great performance by our team and to manage not to praise their achievement you have the great ability of looking for what is missing rather than seeing what is there in front of you. Have you thought about giving lectures on this topic and earn some money to purchase some rose tinted glasses like the rest of us!!!

If by chance I missed your post praising the team please do accept my grovelling apologies!
I might be wrong but there are two users names almost identical ones a troll the other decent
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: holdinkæft can I congratulate you on your comments is not easy to come on here after a great performance by our team and to manage not to praise their achievement you have the great ability of looking for what is missing rather than seeing what is there in front of you. Have you thought about giving lectures on this topic and earn some money to purchase some rose tinted glasses like the rest of us!!! [Caveat] If by chance I missed your post praising the team please do accept my grovelling apologies![/p][/quote]I might be wrong but there are two users names almost identical ones a troll the other decent alasdair1967

5:52pm Mon 30 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
holdinkæft can I congratulate you on your comments is not easy to come on here after a great performance by our team and to manage not to praise their achievement you have the great ability of looking for what is missing rather than seeing what is there in front of you. Have you thought about giving lectures on this topic and earn some money to purchase some rose tinted glasses like the rest of us!!!

If by chance I missed your post praising the team please do accept my grovelling apologies!
I might be wrong but there are two users names almost identical ones a troll the other decent
you could well be right.

Just looked at the voting above I had to laugh afcbpete got ten thumbs up and than three for the duplicated post!!! does it mean he got 13 altogether or 7 changed their mind on the duplicated one!!!!

Happy New Year to all
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: holdinkæft can I congratulate you on your comments is not easy to come on here after a great performance by our team and to manage not to praise their achievement you have the great ability of looking for what is missing rather than seeing what is there in front of you. Have you thought about giving lectures on this topic and earn some money to purchase some rose tinted glasses like the rest of us!!! [Caveat] If by chance I missed your post praising the team please do accept my grovelling apologies![/p][/quote]I might be wrong but there are two users names almost identical ones a troll the other decent[/p][/quote]you could well be right. Just looked at the voting above I had to laugh afcbpete got ten thumbs up and than three for the duplicated post!!! does it mean he got 13 altogether or 7 changed their mind on the duplicated one!!!! Happy New Year to all nonnogeppetto

6:38pm Mon 30 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

nothingtofear wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote:
An honest comment from an honest player. Well done Tommy for showing integrity by coming forward and admitting to the foul, there's not many of today's footballers who would put their hands up. Still a great game to finish 2013 on and would have been well worthy of all 3 points.
I'm not a Cherries fan but I totally agree with you bigfatsteve. A rare and refreshing piece of honesty. Just wish there were more of Tommy Elphick's type around at all levels of the game.
I fully agree,glad to see a bit of honesty coming out,
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: An honest comment from an honest player. Well done Tommy for showing integrity by coming forward and admitting to the foul, there's not many of today's footballers who would put their hands up. Still a great game to finish 2013 on and would have been well worthy of all 3 points.[/p][/quote]I'm not a Cherries fan but I totally agree with you bigfatsteve. A rare and refreshing piece of honesty. Just wish there were more of Tommy Elphick's type around at all levels of the game.[/p][/quote]I fully agree,glad to see a bit of honesty coming out, pete woodley

6:49pm Mon 30 Dec 13

abc100 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
raybren wrote:
Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards
Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.
But we didn't, and if we had won two more games we would be in the play offs, but we didn't, we are where we deserve to be, if we finish in the play offs we will of deserved it and if we get relegated we will of deserved it
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards[/p][/quote]Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.[/p][/quote]But we didn't, and if we had won two more games we would be in the play offs, but we didn't, we are where we deserve to be, if we finish in the play offs we will of deserved it and if we get relegated we will of deserved it abc100

8:01pm Mon 30 Dec 13

raybren says...

holdinkæft wrote:
raybren wrote:
Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards
Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.
Don ' t think I am being smug Hkft . , think you will see what I mean when the Jan . transfer deals have been completed . We are on the UP in more ways than one !
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards[/p][/quote]Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.[/p][/quote]Don ' t think I am being smug Hkft . , think you will see what I mean when the Jan . transfer deals have been completed . We are on the UP in more ways than one ! raybren

8:03pm Mon 30 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

abc100 wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
raybren wrote:
Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards
Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.
But we didn't, and if we had won two more games we would be in the play offs, but we didn't, we are where we deserve to be, if we finish in the play offs we will of deserved it and if we get relegated we will of deserved it
Disagree there, we dont deserve to get relegated, it just going to get tough again. the easy matches are gone. and we got a maximum 6 points from them.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards[/p][/quote]Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.[/p][/quote]But we didn't, and if we had won two more games we would be in the play offs, but we didn't, we are where we deserve to be, if we finish in the play offs we will of deserved it and if we get relegated we will of deserved it[/p][/quote]Disagree there, we dont deserve to get relegated, it just going to get tough again. the easy matches are gone. and we got a maximum 6 points from them. holdinkæft

8:12pm Mon 30 Dec 13

abc100 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
abc100 wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
raybren wrote:
Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards
Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.
But we didn't, and if we had won two more games we would be in the play offs, but we didn't, we are where we deserve to be, if we finish in the play offs we will of deserved it and if we get relegated we will of deserved it
Disagree there, we dont deserve to get relegated, it just going to get tough again. the easy matches are gone. and we got a maximum 6 points from them.
Disagree with what, you get what you deserve in the league, you don't have to be the best team to win a cup competition, what do you regard as easy matches so far except for Barnsley & Yeovil at home where we expected to win them both
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards[/p][/quote]Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.[/p][/quote]But we didn't, and if we had won two more games we would be in the play offs, but we didn't, we are where we deserve to be, if we finish in the play offs we will of deserved it and if we get relegated we will of deserved it[/p][/quote]Disagree there, we dont deserve to get relegated, it just going to get tough again. the easy matches are gone. and we got a maximum 6 points from them.[/p][/quote]Disagree with what, you get what you deserve in the league, you don't have to be the best team to win a cup competition, what do you regard as easy matches so far except for Barnsley & Yeovil at home where we expected to win them both abc100

8:15pm Mon 30 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

holdinkæft wrote:
abc100 wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
raybren wrote:
Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards
Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.
But we didn't, and if we had won two more games we would be in the play offs, but we didn't, we are where we deserve to be, if we finish in the play offs we will of deserved it and if we get relegated we will of deserved it
Disagree there, we dont deserve to get relegated, it just going to get tough again. the easy matches are gone. and we got a maximum 6 points from them.
By the way, i was commenting on their bet. top half v relegation.
so get a grip on yourself, before jumping down someones throat.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards[/p][/quote]Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.[/p][/quote]But we didn't, and if we had won two more games we would be in the play offs, but we didn't, we are where we deserve to be, if we finish in the play offs we will of deserved it and if we get relegated we will of deserved it[/p][/quote]Disagree there, we dont deserve to get relegated, it just going to get tough again. the easy matches are gone. and we got a maximum 6 points from them.[/p][/quote]By the way, i was commenting on their bet. top half v relegation. so get a grip on yourself, before jumping down someones throat. holdinkæft

8:25pm Mon 30 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

raybren wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
raybren wrote:
Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards
Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.
Don ' t think I am being smug Hkft . , think you will see what I mean when the Jan . transfer deals have been completed . We are on the UP in more ways than one !
But Bigox said during the Ipswich match on the cherries blog, whilst he was away on holiday, that Ritchie would be sold for 2.5 m to make up for the cash wasted on TK. All of a sudden he is back. Great to hear you will loan him the money for the ST.
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards[/p][/quote]Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.[/p][/quote]Don ' t think I am being smug Hkft . , think you will see what I mean when the Jan . transfer deals have been completed . We are on the UP in more ways than one ![/p][/quote]But Bigox said during the Ipswich match on the cherries blog, whilst he was away on holiday, that Ritchie would be sold for 2.5 m to make up for the cash wasted on TK. All of a sudden he is back. Great to hear you will loan him the money for the ST. holdinkæft

8:30pm Mon 30 Dec 13

abc100 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
abc100 wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
raybren wrote:
Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards
Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.
But we didn't, and if we had won two more games we would be in the play offs, but we didn't, we are where we deserve to be, if we finish in the play offs we will of deserved it and if we get relegated we will of deserved it
Disagree there, we dont deserve to get relegated, it just going to get tough again. the easy matches are gone. and we got a maximum 6 points from them.
By the way, i was commenting on their bet. top half v relegation.
so get a grip on yourself, before jumping down someones throat.
Get a grip on myself, hilarious, you do make me laugh whoever you are!!!!
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards[/p][/quote]Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.[/p][/quote]But we didn't, and if we had won two more games we would be in the play offs, but we didn't, we are where we deserve to be, if we finish in the play offs we will of deserved it and if we get relegated we will of deserved it[/p][/quote]Disagree there, we dont deserve to get relegated, it just going to get tough again. the easy matches are gone. and we got a maximum 6 points from them.[/p][/quote]By the way, i was commenting on their bet. top half v relegation. so get a grip on yourself, before jumping down someones throat.[/p][/quote]Get a grip on myself, hilarious, you do make me laugh whoever you are!!!! abc100

8:44pm Mon 30 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

just watched Ipswich goal again, again Francis was too slow, we seem to have a weak link there, too many important goals are being scored on the right hand side of defence. Is he a defender or a winger? we also had a big gap in midfield when attacking. Howe seems to love 3 wingers. Time to go central attacking. 2 upfront. we have been playing 4-2-3-1 for too long.
just watched Ipswich goal again, again Francis was too slow, we seem to have a weak link there, too many important goals are being scored on the right hand side of defence. Is he a defender or a winger? we also had a big gap in midfield when attacking. Howe seems to love 3 wingers. Time to go central attacking. 2 upfront. we have been playing 4-2-3-1 for too long. holdinkæft

8:45pm Mon 30 Dec 13

raybren says...

Just to put the record straight ; holdinkaeft remembers that at the beginning of the season Oxbog predicted relegation . I replied that we will finish top half , Oxbog wanted to make a wager of it . HE suggested 2014 / 15 season ticket , to which I agreed . He has tried to wriggle out of it but realises that there are witnesses , nevertheless his continued posts suggest he might not be a person of integrity . Watch this space !
Just to put the record straight ; holdinkaeft remembers that at the beginning of the season Oxbog predicted relegation . I replied that we will finish top half , Oxbog wanted to make a wager of it . HE suggested 2014 / 15 season ticket , to which I agreed . He has tried to wriggle out of it but realises that there are witnesses , nevertheless his continued posts suggest he might not be a person of integrity . Watch this space ! raybren

9:01pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Mike Oxbig says...

raybren wrote:
Just to put the record straight ; holdinkaeft remembers that at the beginning of the season Oxbog predicted relegation . I replied that we will finish top half , Oxbog wanted to make a wager of it . HE suggested 2014 / 15 season ticket , to which I agreed . He has tried to wriggle out of it but realises that there are witnesses , nevertheless his continued posts suggest he might not be a person of integrity . Watch this space !
I have not tried to wriggle out of anything, Big Boy. I will buy you a season ticket if we finish in 13th position or above. You will buy me one if we get relegated. Regards.
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Just to put the record straight ; holdinkaeft remembers that at the beginning of the season Oxbog predicted relegation . I replied that we will finish top half , Oxbog wanted to make a wager of it . HE suggested 2014 / 15 season ticket , to which I agreed . He has tried to wriggle out of it but realises that there are witnesses , nevertheless his continued posts suggest he might not be a person of integrity . Watch this space ![/p][/quote]I have not tried to wriggle out of anything, Big Boy. I will buy you a season ticket if we finish in 13th position or above. You will buy me one if we get relegated. Regards. Mike Oxbig

9:11pm Mon 30 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
raybren wrote:
Just to put the record straight ; holdinkaeft remembers that at the beginning of the season Oxbog predicted relegation . I replied that we will finish top half , Oxbog wanted to make a wager of it . HE suggested 2014 / 15 season ticket , to which I agreed . He has tried to wriggle out of it but realises that there are witnesses , nevertheless his continued posts suggest he might not be a person of integrity . Watch this space !
I have not tried to wriggle out of anything, Big Boy. I will buy you a season ticket if we finish in 13th position or above. You will buy me one if we get relegated. Regards.
Guys

I am copying and keeping these two exchanges in case there is a photo finish and need a referee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Just to put the record straight ; holdinkaeft remembers that at the beginning of the season Oxbog predicted relegation . I replied that we will finish top half , Oxbog wanted to make a wager of it . HE suggested 2014 / 15 season ticket , to which I agreed . He has tried to wriggle out of it but realises that there are witnesses , nevertheless his continued posts suggest he might not be a person of integrity . Watch this space ![/p][/quote]I have not tried to wriggle out of anything, Big Boy. I will buy you a season ticket if we finish in 13th position or above. You will buy me one if we get relegated. Regards.[/p][/quote]Guys I am copying and keeping these two exchanges in case there is a photo finish and need a referee!!!!!!!!!!!!! nonnogeppetto

9:27pm Mon 30 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^
Watch out Nonno is the god of cut & paste!
;-}
^ Watch out Nonno is the god of cut & paste! ;-} TedMacsCherryPants

10:40pm Mon 30 Dec 13

galadriel says...

holdinkæft wrote:
raybren wrote:
Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards
Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.
'If we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling????' And if the Titanic hadn't hit an icberg it would've made it to New York...
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards[/p][/quote]Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.[/p][/quote]'If we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling????' And if the Titanic hadn't hit an icberg it would've made it to New York... galadriel

2:00pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

galadriel wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
raybren wrote:
Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards
Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.
'If we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling????' And if the Titanic hadn't hit an icberg it would've made it to New York...
my point was we had to get a result against the poorer sides, what some would call 6 pointers. otherwise trouble.
[quote][p][bold]galadriel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Oxbog , I ' m surprised that you could afford a holiday , surely you should be saving that money for a season ticket ! It ' s obvious that we are headed for a top half finish , at least . If you have a problem , I will get it and you can pay me back instalments ! Regards[/p][/quote]Dont get smug now, still a long way to go. if we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling.[/p][/quote]'If we had lost to Wed and Yeovil we would be struggling????' And if the Titanic hadn't hit an icberg it would've made it to New York...[/p][/quote]my point was we had to get a result against the poorer sides, what some would call 6 pointers. otherwise trouble. holdinkæft

2:02pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
raybren wrote:
Just to put the record straight ; holdinkaeft remembers that at the beginning of the season Oxbog predicted relegation . I replied that we will finish top half , Oxbog wanted to make a wager of it . HE suggested 2014 / 15 season ticket , to which I agreed . He has tried to wriggle out of it but realises that there are witnesses , nevertheless his continued posts suggest he might not be a person of integrity . Watch this space !
I have not tried to wriggle out of anything, Big Boy. I will buy you a season ticket if we finish in 13th position or above. You will buy me one if we get relegated. Regards.
Oxbig your doing yourself, the deal was top 12 not 13.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Just to put the record straight ; holdinkaeft remembers that at the beginning of the season Oxbog predicted relegation . I replied that we will finish top half , Oxbog wanted to make a wager of it . HE suggested 2014 / 15 season ticket , to which I agreed . He has tried to wriggle out of it but realises that there are witnesses , nevertheless his continued posts suggest he might not be a person of integrity . Watch this space ![/p][/quote]I have not tried to wriggle out of anything, Big Boy. I will buy you a season ticket if we finish in 13th position or above. You will buy me one if we get relegated. Regards.[/p][/quote]Oxbig your doing yourself, the deal was top 12 not 13. holdinkæft

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