AFC Bournemouth: Honours even at Amex in New Year's Day cracker

Bournemouth Echo: MANAGEMENT DUO: Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall MANAGEMENT DUO: Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall

STEPHEN Ward’s late leveller denied Cherries a club record third successive away win in the second flight as Eddie Howe’s men claimed a share of the Amex Stadium spoils.

Ward popped up to equalise two minutes from time after Lewis Grabban's controversial first-half penalty had given Cherries a 14th-minute lead 

Harry Arter and Marc Pugh returned to the starting line-up as boss Howe made two changes following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Ipswich.

Arter, back after serving a one-match ban, replaced Josh McQuoid, while Pugh was preferred to Ryan Fraser who dropped to the bench.

As Brighton made most of the early running, Elliott Ward’s crucial last-ditch tackle prevented Leonardo Ulloa from taking aim after Adam El-Abd’s clearance had found him.

Lee Camp made a meal of saving a long-range effort from Andrew Crofts, the Cherries goalkeeping just about managing to help the ball on to the post.

Home players and supporters were incandescent with rage when referee Simon Hooper pointed to the spot after Pugh had gone down under Calderon’s challenge.

Grabban, however, made no mistake from the resultant penalty when he sent Seagulls goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak the wrong way to open the scoring.

As Brighton went in search of a quick response, Camp beat away a snapshot from Ulloa before Rohan Ince’s drive flew well wide.

Camp distinguished himself when he pulled off a top-drawer save to keep out Kazenga LuaLua’s fierce effort, the goalkeeper diving full length to his left to push the ball round the upright.

Cherries had a clearer penalty appeal waved away after Andrew Surman had been sent sprawling by Liam Bridcutt’s clumsy tackle after 30 minutes.

And on the stroke of half-time, Camp pulled another smart stop out of the bag when he pushed Ulloa’s lofted strike over the crossbar.

Kuszczak saved from Grabban after the striker had wriggled free at the start of the season half before the Seagulls went close to levelling in the 57th minute.

The lively LuaLua tried his luck with a rasping effort from 25 yards and, although Camp was finally beaten, the ball came crashing back off the crossbar.

A tame effort from substitute Ryan Fraser was comfortably gathered by Kuszczak before Camp palmed away Ashley Barnes’s header following a Kemy Agustien cross.

Kuszczak got down well to his left to parry Arter’s piledriver in the 86th minute before Brighton scrambled a late equaliser through Ward.

The defender’s header found its way through a crowd of players after Cherries had been undone by Ince’s hoisted free-kick to the far post.

Barnes almost snatched a winner for the hosts when his header clipped the crossbar, while Charlie Daniels saw his effort saved by Kuszczak following a swift break.

Cherries: Camp, Francis, Elphick, Ward, Daniels, O’Kane, Ritchie (Fraser, 71), Arter, Surman, Pugh, Grabban (Pitman, 82).

Unused subs: Addison, Harte, Rantie, MacDonald, Allsop (g/k).

Booked: Arter.

Seagulls: Kuszczak, Calderon, El-Abd, Upson, Ward, Crofts (Agustien, 64), Lopez (Barnes, 72), Ince, LuaLua (Orlandi, 85), Bridcutt, Ulloa.

Unused subs: Andrews, Dunk, Chicksen, Brezovan (g/k).

Booked: El-Abd, Bridcutt.

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire).

Attendance: 28,282 (inc 1,668 away supporters).

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5:15pm Wed 1 Jan 14

galadriel says...

In all honesty am happy with a draw. The conditions sounded difficult and the Brighton goal a muddle! Well done Bournemouth! Would love to know where the 5 minutes of injury time came from though?!
In all honesty am happy with a draw. The conditions sounded difficult and the Brighton goal a muddle! Well done Bournemouth! Would love to know where the 5 minutes of injury time came from though?! galadriel

5:19pm Wed 1 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Well done B'mth, I look at the table and see we are a lot closer to the play-offs than the bottom. I can't see that we won't stay in this league now and we are slowly but surely getting better. I am a very proud Cherry, happy New Year to all!
Well done B'mth, I look at the table and see we are a lot closer to the play-offs than the bottom. I can't see that we won't stay in this league now and we are slowly but surely getting better. I am a very proud Cherry, happy New Year to all! TedMacsCherryPants

5:19pm Wed 1 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

galadriel wrote:
In all honesty am happy with a draw. The conditions sounded difficult and the Brighton goal a muddle! Well done Bournemouth! Would love to know where the 5 minutes of injury time came from though?!
Here here. If it was anything like the weather here it must have been awful to play in those condition. A point is better than none but I guess the lads wished that they could have held to the one nil lead. According to Willo their goal went in via our player.
[quote][p][bold]galadriel[/bold] wrote: In all honesty am happy with a draw. The conditions sounded difficult and the Brighton goal a muddle! Well done Bournemouth! Would love to know where the 5 minutes of injury time came from though?![/p][/quote]Here here. If it was anything like the weather here it must have been awful to play in those condition. A point is better than none but I guess the lads wished that they could have held to the one nil lead. According to Willo their goal went in via our player. nonnogeppetto

5:20pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Lesleycherry says...

8 points out of 12!! What a way to start the new year!. It sounded an exciting game to watch and all our lads played their hearts out. Well done to all those who travelled in this awful weather.
8 points out of 12!! What a way to start the new year!. It sounded an exciting game to watch and all our lads played their hearts out. Well done to all those who travelled in this awful weather. Lesleycherry

5:26pm Wed 1 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Well done B'mth, I look at the table and see we are a lot closer to the play-offs than the bottom. I can't see that we won't stay in this league now and we are slowly but surely getting better. I am a very proud Cherry, happy New Year to all!
Ted do you happen to know what the score was between Saints and Chelsea!!!!!!!!! I guess he will yet switch alliance and come to support a real team some 20 odd miles west!!!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Well done B'mth, I look at the table and see we are a lot closer to the play-offs than the bottom. I can't see that we won't stay in this league now and we are slowly but surely getting better. I am a very proud Cherry, happy New Year to all![/p][/quote]Ted do you happen to know what the score was between Saints and Chelsea!!!!!!!!! I guess he will yet switch alliance and come to support a real team some 20 odd miles west!!!! UTCIAD nonnogeppetto

5:30pm Wed 1 Jan 14

cherryexe says...

Well done the mighty cherries after a busy period of games we have managed 2 wins and 2 draws to go 4 games without defeat. Feeling very positive about the new year ahead in eddie and jason we trust
Well done the mighty cherries after a busy period of games we have managed 2 wins and 2 draws to go 4 games without defeat. Feeling very positive about the new year ahead in eddie and jason we trust cherryexe

5:43pm Wed 1 Jan 14

ChilledCherry says...

It was a great game, with both teams trying to play good football, despite the rain. I'm not sure from where I was that the penalty was a penalty, but if we get some luck it's about time!

It's a shame the scored too, because I felt the home crowd getting very restless and hoped we could hold on. Having seen us play, we really should be very happy with how things are going right now. There was nothing between the two teams at all, which was why a draw was probably a fair result. The only thing I think we could do better is try and create a bit more. We did well first half, but in the second we didn't carry nearly so much of a threat going forward. Perhaps that's partly due to fatigue with so many matches recently, plus the very wet conditions. Overall though, we were class and I'm very positive we can consolidate in the championship this year, Happy days!
It was a great game, with both teams trying to play good football, despite the rain. I'm not sure from where I was that the penalty was a penalty, but if we get some luck it's about time! It's a shame the scored too, because I felt the home crowd getting very restless and hoped we could hold on. Having seen us play, we really should be very happy with how things are going right now. There was nothing between the two teams at all, which was why a draw was probably a fair result. The only thing I think we could do better is try and create a bit more. We did well first half, but in the second we didn't carry nearly so much of a threat going forward. Perhaps that's partly due to fatigue with so many matches recently, plus the very wet conditions. Overall though, we were class and I'm very positive we can consolidate in the championship this year, Happy days! ChilledCherry

5:50pm Wed 1 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

ChilledCherry wrote:
It was a great game, with both teams trying to play good football, despite the rain. I'm not sure from where I was that the penalty was a penalty, but if we get some luck it's about time!

It's a shame the scored too, because I felt the home crowd getting very restless and hoped we could hold on. Having seen us play, we really should be very happy with how things are going right now. There was nothing between the two teams at all, which was why a draw was probably a fair result. The only thing I think we could do better is try and create a bit more. We did well first half, but in the second we didn't carry nearly so much of a threat going forward. Perhaps that's partly due to fatigue with so many matches recently, plus the very wet conditions. Overall though, we were class and I'm very positive we can consolidate in the championship this year, Happy days!
Do you think that Gibbs gave him a ring saying he got our disallowed goal wrong on Sunday so at the first opportunity give AFCB a penalty!!!!!!! We take them however it comes!!!
[quote][p][bold]ChilledCherry[/bold] wrote: It was a great game, with both teams trying to play good football, despite the rain. I'm not sure from where I was that the penalty was a penalty, but if we get some luck it's about time! It's a shame the scored too, because I felt the home crowd getting very restless and hoped we could hold on. Having seen us play, we really should be very happy with how things are going right now. There was nothing between the two teams at all, which was why a draw was probably a fair result. The only thing I think we could do better is try and create a bit more. We did well first half, but in the second we didn't carry nearly so much of a threat going forward. Perhaps that's partly due to fatigue with so many matches recently, plus the very wet conditions. Overall though, we were class and I'm very positive we can consolidate in the championship this year, Happy days![/p][/quote]Do you think that Gibbs gave him a ring saying he got our disallowed goal wrong on Sunday so at the first opportunity give AFCB a penalty!!!!!!! We take them however it comes!!! nonnogeppetto

5:53pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Talkingheadera says...

It's not just the points that are piling up for us, it's the performances which have been consistently good now for 4 or 5 games.
Where's all the critics? Stuffing their faces with Xmas pudd?
Would be nice to get a decent cup run now and bring some more cash in to the club.
Has Eddie Mitchell fixed the leaks in the club shop yet?
It's not just the points that are piling up for us, it's the performances which have been consistently good now for 4 or 5 games. Where's all the critics? Stuffing their faces with Xmas pudd? Would be nice to get a decent cup run now and bring some more cash in to the club. Has Eddie Mitchell fixed the leaks in the club shop yet? Talkingheadera

6:00pm Wed 1 Jan 14

abc100 says...

What a good point, just a shame we couldn't hold out for a couple more minutes, I hope the usual doom and gloom merchants are a little more positive on here tonight, do we need to improve, Of course. Do we need to strengthen the squad, Definatly, we are learning from every game and no one is getting an easy game against us now, apparantly those at the game felt that Lee Camp gave a goodbye wave to the fans at full time but let's hope not, what a signing he would be, just hope that those that Eddie gets in come in soon and not at the last minute
What a good point, just a shame we couldn't hold out for a couple more minutes, I hope the usual doom and gloom merchants are a little more positive on here tonight, do we need to improve, Of course. Do we need to strengthen the squad, Definatly, we are learning from every game and no one is getting an easy game against us now, apparantly those at the game felt that Lee Camp gave a goodbye wave to the fans at full time but let's hope not, what a signing he would be, just hope that those that Eddie gets in come in soon and not at the last minute abc100

6:02pm Wed 1 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

A point away is always a decent result at this level, of course a shame we couldn't hold on though. But we can count ourselves on a par with Brighton now I think, 1 all draws home and away, getting closer to that 50 point mark which I'm sure will keep us safe.
A point away is always a decent result at this level, of course a shame we couldn't hold on though. But we can count ourselves on a par with Brighton now I think, 1 all draws home and away, getting closer to that 50 point mark which I'm sure will keep us safe. rednblack37

6:06pm Wed 1 Jan 14

swanagecherrie says...

What more can be said this team just gets better and better a joy to watch them improve with every game. Who would have thought we could have played a team like Brighton and come away with two draws (and very nearly winning both) at the begging of the season. Just shows how far we have come under Eddie and Jason. we are a good championship side now just a little tweaking on the finishing and we will be a great side.
What more can be said this team just gets better and better a joy to watch them improve with every game. Who would have thought we could have played a team like Brighton and come away with two draws (and very nearly winning both) at the begging of the season. Just shows how far we have come under Eddie and Jason. we are a good championship side now just a little tweaking on the finishing and we will be a great side. swanagecherrie

6:09pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Richard 1976 says...

Very good point . Well done lads. Unbeaten over christmas is terrific.. I wonder if a certain someone's enjoyed the division 5 Lincolnshire derby today?!
Very good point . Well done lads. Unbeaten over christmas is terrific.. I wonder if a certain someone's enjoyed the division 5 Lincolnshire derby today?! Richard 1976

6:27pm Wed 1 Jan 14

eaststandman says...

Nice to see Harry back after missing a game for getting to 5 bookings.

Oh, hang on, he got booked again. Only 4 more till he's off again....

Good point today. We're a match for any of them now.
Nice to see Harry back after missing a game for getting to 5 bookings. Oh, hang on, he got booked again. Only 4 more till he's off again.... Good point today. We're a match for any of them now. eaststandman

6:38pm Wed 1 Jan 14

abc100 says...

eaststandman wrote:
Nice to see Harry back after missing a game for getting to 5 bookings.

Oh, hang on, he got booked again. Only 4 more till he's off again....

Good point today. We're a match for any of them now.
He isn't going to change so let's just accept it, he is gonna miss a few games each season for suspensions as do many midfielders, as long as he can try to cut out the silly ones for arguing with the ref, I don't think his record is as bad as some think, it only works out he gets booked on average every three games, is that that bad for a central midfielder that plays on the edge, I don't think so, I think the only ones that keep bringing it up are those that have slated him for quite a while but can't bring themselves to openly admit they were so wrong about him as a player that all they can now do is bring up his bookings, a team without Harry Arter is a weaker Afcb team
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Harry back after missing a game for getting to 5 bookings. Oh, hang on, he got booked again. Only 4 more till he's off again.... Good point today. We're a match for any of them now.[/p][/quote]He isn't going to change so let's just accept it, he is gonna miss a few games each season for suspensions as do many midfielders, as long as he can try to cut out the silly ones for arguing with the ref, I don't think his record is as bad as some think, it only works out he gets booked on average every three games, is that that bad for a central midfielder that plays on the edge, I don't think so, I think the only ones that keep bringing it up are those that have slated him for quite a while but can't bring themselves to openly admit they were so wrong about him as a player that all they can now do is bring up his bookings, a team without Harry Arter is a weaker Afcb team abc100

6:58pm Wed 1 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Well done B'mth, I look at the table and see we are a lot closer to the play-offs than the bottom. I can't see that we won't stay in this league now and we are slowly but surely getting better. I am a very proud Cherry, happy New Year to all!
Ted do you happen to know what the score was between Saints and Chelsea!!!!!!!!! I guess he will yet switch alliance and come to support a real team some 20 odd miles west!!!! UTCIAD
I most certainly do young Nonno and it doesn't make pleasant reading for the MincingArcher.

C'mon MA you've had your fun in the Premiership and the South Coast Giants have had their day, time now to jump ship and follow the South coast's finest and they play in red and black!!
UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Well done B'mth, I look at the table and see we are a lot closer to the play-offs than the bottom. I can't see that we won't stay in this league now and we are slowly but surely getting better. I am a very proud Cherry, happy New Year to all![/p][/quote]Ted do you happen to know what the score was between Saints and Chelsea!!!!!!!!! I guess he will yet switch alliance and come to support a real team some 20 odd miles west!!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I most certainly do young Nonno and it doesn't make pleasant reading for the MincingArcher. C'mon MA you've had your fun in the Premiership and the South Coast Giants have had their day, time now to jump ship and follow the South coast's finest and they play in red and black!! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants

7:09pm Wed 1 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

eaststandman wrote:
Nice to see Harry back after missing a game for getting to 5 bookings.

Oh, hang on, he got booked again. Only 4 more till he's off again....

Good point today. We're a match for any of them now.
Due to his extremely high work rate he will get booked more than some, just needs to cut out the daft ones
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Harry back after missing a game for getting to 5 bookings. Oh, hang on, he got booked again. Only 4 more till he's off again.... Good point today. We're a match for any of them now.[/p][/quote]Due to his extremely high work rate he will get booked more than some, just needs to cut out the daft ones cheeriedriteup

7:16pm Wed 1 Jan 14

AFCB Badger says...

Great performance again today the passing was top drawer and our energy levels were high throughout against a very talented Brighton side who play a similar passing game. The trolls are now firmly back in their caves waiting for a slip up against Burton next week, I am guessing Eddie will rest a few key players but hopefully we can still progress to the next round.
Great performance again today the passing was top drawer and our energy levels were high throughout against a very talented Brighton side who play a similar passing game. The trolls are now firmly back in their caves waiting for a slip up against Burton next week, I am guessing Eddie will rest a few key players but hopefully we can still progress to the next round. AFCB Badger

7:23pm Wed 1 Jan 14

raybren says...

I do hope we lose soon ! ( only joking ) . However it seems that certain " fans " only seem to comment when we do . As Eddie strengthens the squad , those opportunities are going to become fewer and fewer . As they say , " onwards & UPWARDS .
I do hope we lose soon ! ( only joking ) . However it seems that certain " fans " only seem to comment when we do . As Eddie strengthens the squad , those opportunities are going to become fewer and fewer . As they say , " onwards & UPWARDS . raybren

7:51pm Wed 1 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

raybren wrote:
I do hope we lose soon ! ( only joking ) . However it seems that certain " fans " only seem to comment when we do . As Eddie strengthens the squad , those opportunities are going to become fewer and fewer . As they say , " onwards & UPWARDS .
They say the only way to shut up the opposition is to beat them and they'll go away with their tail between their legs. I am sure they are cursing their luck not being able to come on here and give their usual 100% support for EH and the team.!!!
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: I do hope we lose soon ! ( only joking ) . However it seems that certain " fans " only seem to comment when we do . As Eddie strengthens the squad , those opportunities are going to become fewer and fewer . As they say , " onwards & UPWARDS .[/p][/quote]They say the only way to shut up the opposition is to beat them and they'll go away with their tail between their legs. I am sure they are cursing their luck not being able to come on here and give their usual 100% support for EH and the team.!!! nonnogeppetto

8:05pm Wed 1 Jan 14

West moors 1 says...

Great team effort today. Arter gave us the bite in midfield we missed on Sunday. Camp, sign him up now! Quality keeper and the defence love him. Why bring Pitman on, it's like going down to 10 men. Great support today from the Bournemouth fan!e
Great team effort today. Arter gave us the bite in midfield we missed on Sunday. Camp, sign him up now! Quality keeper and the defence love him. Why bring Pitman on, it's like going down to 10 men. Great support today from the Bournemouth fan!e West moors 1

8:07pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Nice But Dim says...

Great away day. Draw a fair result although disappointing to concede in the last few minutes.
Great away day. Draw a fair result although disappointing to concede in the last few minutes. Nice But Dim

8:25pm Wed 1 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Well done B'mth, I look at the table and see we are a lot closer to the play-offs than the bottom. I can't see that we won't stay in this league now and we are slowly but surely getting better. I am a very proud Cherry, happy New Year to all!
Ted do you happen to know what the score was between Saints and Chelsea!!!!!!!!! I guess he will yet switch alliance and come to support a real team some 20 odd miles west!!!! UTCIAD
I most certainly do young Nonno and it doesn't make pleasant reading for the MincingArcher.

C'mon MA you've had your fun in the Premiership and the South Coast Giants have had their day, time now to jump ship and follow the South coast's finest and they play in red and black!!
UTCIAD
of course we will need to agree on a transfer fee and the transfer will have to take place during the current transfer window!!! unless he will come under the Bosman rule in which case it would be a matter of agreeing how much he is willing to pay us for the privilege!!! Happy New Year to you. Looking forward to the FA cup game
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Well done B'mth, I look at the table and see we are a lot closer to the play-offs than the bottom. I can't see that we won't stay in this league now and we are slowly but surely getting better. I am a very proud Cherry, happy New Year to all![/p][/quote]Ted do you happen to know what the score was between Saints and Chelsea!!!!!!!!! I guess he will yet switch alliance and come to support a real team some 20 odd miles west!!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I most certainly do young Nonno and it doesn't make pleasant reading for the MincingArcher. C'mon MA you've had your fun in the Premiership and the South Coast Giants have had their day, time now to jump ship and follow the South coast's finest and they play in red and black!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]of course we will need to agree on a transfer fee and the transfer will have to take place during the current transfer window!!! unless he will come under the Bosman rule in which case it would be a matter of agreeing how much he is willing to pay us for the privilege!!! Happy New Year to you. Looking forward to the FA cup game nonnogeppetto

8:37pm Wed 1 Jan 14

hotdog350 says...

I actually was there today. terrible weather but surprisely calm inside the ground. Yes the pitch was very wet but not waterlogged like last year against Swindon at home.
I have read the comments on here and most cant have watched it. Yes it was hard but it was hard for both sides.
Man of the match was Camp, sign him Now! without him we would have had a kicking. How many great saves did he make?
Our defence was poor and wide open at times.
More of the standard Bournemouth endless passing inside the box but no one shooting apart from Richie.
We were lucky today to have a draw.
And before people on here condemn my comments many of us were saying the same in the food queue at half time and in the endless train queue after the game.
Some on here need to actually go to games before saying great result
I actually was there today. terrible weather but surprisely calm inside the ground. Yes the pitch was very wet but not waterlogged like last year against Swindon at home. I have read the comments on here and most cant have watched it. Yes it was hard but it was hard for both sides. Man of the match was Camp, sign him Now! without him we would have had a kicking. How many great saves did he make? Our defence was poor and wide open at times. More of the standard Bournemouth endless passing inside the box but no one shooting apart from Richie. We were lucky today to have a draw. And before people on here condemn my comments many of us were saying the same in the food queue at half time and in the endless train queue after the game. Some on here need to actually go to games before saying great result hotdog350

8:39pm Wed 1 Jan 14

old duffa says...

just got back ,wet ,windy, free parking if you could find it,
1650 bmth fans singing in the rain
but well deserved point
should have won
50/50 game, arter excellent, camp 100%
will stay up at this rate
just got back ,wet ,windy, free parking if you could find it, 1650 bmth fans singing in the rain but well deserved point should have won 50/50 game, arter excellent, camp 100% will stay up at this rate old duffa

8:44pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Nickolai says...

Was there too HotDog and completely agree , a good oint but we oud have suffered a defeat today.
We are improving but till plenty to do...........
Was there too HotDog and completely agree , a good oint but we oud have suffered a defeat today. We are improving but till plenty to do........... Nickolai

8:59pm Wed 1 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

hotdog350 wrote:
I actually was there today. terrible weather but surprisely calm inside the ground. Yes the pitch was very wet but not waterlogged like last year against Swindon at home.
I have read the comments on here and most cant have watched it. Yes it was hard but it was hard for both sides.
Man of the match was Camp, sign him Now! without him we would have had a kicking. How many great saves did he make?
Our defence was poor and wide open at times.
More of the standard Bournemouth endless passing inside the box but no one shooting apart from Richie.
We were lucky today to have a draw.
And before people on here condemn my comments many of us were saying the same in the food queue at half time and in the endless train queue after the game.
Some on here need to actually go to games before saying great result
Fair enough but I think that there is a difference between saying 'great result' and 'well played' because you can play well and lose and play badly and win or in this case (maybe) draw. But I take your point.
[quote][p][bold]hotdog350[/bold] wrote: I actually was there today. terrible weather but surprisely calm inside the ground. Yes the pitch was very wet but not waterlogged like last year against Swindon at home. I have read the comments on here and most cant have watched it. Yes it was hard but it was hard for both sides. Man of the match was Camp, sign him Now! without him we would have had a kicking. How many great saves did he make? Our defence was poor and wide open at times. More of the standard Bournemouth endless passing inside the box but no one shooting apart from Richie. We were lucky today to have a draw. And before people on here condemn my comments many of us were saying the same in the food queue at half time and in the endless train queue after the game. Some on here need to actually go to games before saying great result[/p][/quote]Fair enough but I think that there is a difference between saying 'great result' and 'well played' because you can play well and lose and play badly and win or in this case (maybe) draw. But I take your point. nonnogeppetto

9:14pm Wed 1 Jan 14

bournered26 says...

Just got back to the Isle of Wight and can honestly say the penalty decision went in our favour but we had a blatant penalty not given when Surman was chopped down.I thought Ritchie looked a bit jaded today and was below par by his standards and Pugh played very well especially 1st half.All in all very happy with a hard earned point.
Just got back to the Isle of Wight and can honestly say the penalty decision went in our favour but we had a blatant penalty not given when Surman was chopped down.I thought Ritchie looked a bit jaded today and was below par by his standards and Pugh played very well especially 1st half.All in all very happy with a hard earned point. bournered26

9:49pm Wed 1 Jan 14

AFCB Badger says...

hotdog350 wrote:
I actually was there today. terrible weather but surprisely calm inside the ground. Yes the pitch was very wet but not waterlogged like last year against Swindon at home.
I have read the comments on here and most cant have watched it. Yes it was hard but it was hard for both sides.
Man of the match was Camp, sign him Now! without him we would have had a kicking. How many great saves did he make?
Our defence was poor and wide open at times.
More of the standard Bournemouth endless passing inside the box but no one shooting apart from Richie.
We were lucky today to have a draw.
And before people on here condemn my comments many of us were saying the same in the food queue at half time and in the endless train queue after the game.
Some on here need to actually go to games before saying great result
Strange comments!. I was there and thought both teams contributed to a great game.ok we are still not clinical up front but we did create some opportunities and the home fans were complimentary about our passing game and the Brighton fan base on Twitter said that we were the best team at the Amex this season so hardly a day for negativity,
[quote][p][bold]hotdog350[/bold] wrote: I actually was there today. terrible weather but surprisely calm inside the ground. Yes the pitch was very wet but not waterlogged like last year against Swindon at home. I have read the comments on here and most cant have watched it. Yes it was hard but it was hard for both sides. Man of the match was Camp, sign him Now! without him we would have had a kicking. How many great saves did he make? Our defence was poor and wide open at times. More of the standard Bournemouth endless passing inside the box but no one shooting apart from Richie. We were lucky today to have a draw. And before people on here condemn my comments many of us were saying the same in the food queue at half time and in the endless train queue after the game. Some on here need to actually go to games before saying great result[/p][/quote]Strange comments!. I was there and thought both teams contributed to a great game.ok we are still not clinical up front but we did create some opportunities and the home fans were complimentary about our passing game and the Brighton fan base on Twitter said that we were the best team at the Amex this season so hardly a day for negativity, AFCB Badger

10:40pm Wed 1 Jan 14

rogthedodge123 says...

Comfortable wins against bottom teams and 2 excellent points against play off contenders over the Christmas holiday should ensure that we will not be taking part in any relegation battles...Eddies army marches on.
Comfortable wins against bottom teams and 2 excellent points against play off contenders over the Christmas holiday should ensure that we will not be taking part in any relegation battles...Eddies army marches on. rogthedodge123

9:00am Thu 2 Jan 14

susi.m says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
It's not just the points that are piling up for us, it's the performances which have been consistently good now for 4 or 5 games.
Where's all the critics? Stuffing their faces with Xmas pudd?
Would be nice to get a decent cup run now and bring some more cash in to the club.
Has Eddie Mitchell fixed the leaks in the club shop yet?
Mitchell wasn't fixing the shop yesterday - he was at The Amex
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: It's not just the points that are piling up for us, it's the performances which have been consistently good now for 4 or 5 games. Where's all the critics? Stuffing their faces with Xmas pudd? Would be nice to get a decent cup run now and bring some more cash in to the club. Has Eddie Mitchell fixed the leaks in the club shop yet?[/p][/quote]Mitchell wasn't fixing the shop yesterday - he was at The Amex susi.m

10:06am Thu 2 Jan 14

devon fan says...

AFCB Badger wrote:
hotdog350 wrote:
I actually was there today. terrible weather but surprisely calm inside the ground. Yes the pitch was very wet but not waterlogged like last year against Swindon at home.
I have read the comments on here and most cant have watched it. Yes it was hard but it was hard for both sides.
Man of the match was Camp, sign him Now! without him we would have had a kicking. How many great saves did he make?
Our defence was poor and wide open at times.
More of the standard Bournemouth endless passing inside the box but no one shooting apart from Richie.
We were lucky today to have a draw.
And before people on here condemn my comments many of us were saying the same in the food queue at half time and in the endless train queue after the game.
Some on here need to actually go to games before saying great result
Strange comments!. I was there and thought both teams contributed to a great game.ok we are still not clinical up front but we did create some opportunities and the home fans were complimentary about our passing game and the Brighton fan base on Twitter said that we were the best team at the Amex this season so hardly a day for negativity,
any point away is a good point, but I would agree there are a number of issues with the team that need to be sorted, a little ambition in winning matches is needed as this team is set up to play away from home but is lacking the extra punch needed to win the home matches
[quote][p][bold]AFCB Badger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hotdog350[/bold] wrote: I actually was there today. terrible weather but surprisely calm inside the ground. Yes the pitch was very wet but not waterlogged like last year against Swindon at home. I have read the comments on here and most cant have watched it. Yes it was hard but it was hard for both sides. Man of the match was Camp, sign him Now! without him we would have had a kicking. How many great saves did he make? Our defence was poor and wide open at times. More of the standard Bournemouth endless passing inside the box but no one shooting apart from Richie. We were lucky today to have a draw. And before people on here condemn my comments many of us were saying the same in the food queue at half time and in the endless train queue after the game. Some on here need to actually go to games before saying great result[/p][/quote]Strange comments!. I was there and thought both teams contributed to a great game.ok we are still not clinical up front but we did create some opportunities and the home fans were complimentary about our passing game and the Brighton fan base on Twitter said that we were the best team at the Amex this season so hardly a day for negativity,[/p][/quote]any point away is a good point, but I would agree there are a number of issues with the team that need to be sorted, a little ambition in winning matches is needed as this team is set up to play away from home but is lacking the extra punch needed to win the home matches devon fan

11:43am Sat 18 Jan 14

Verwoodcherrry says...

Would of taken a 1-1 draw before the game so all in all really pleased. That's 4 games unbeaten which is a good way to go into the new year. Can see no reason why we cant maintain form and finish in a healthy mid table position to consolidate this year and hopefully push on next year. Exciting times, a great 2013 and heres to 2014. Up the Cherries.
Would of taken a 1-1 draw before the game so all in all really pleased. That's 4 games unbeaten which is a good way to go into the new year. Can see no reason why we cant maintain form and finish in a healthy mid table position to consolidate this year and hopefully push on next year. Exciting times, a great 2013 and heres to 2014. Up the Cherries. Verwoodcherrry

11:48am Sat 18 Jan 14

Verwoodcherrry says...

Ive been to 8 home games this season plus 2 away games and been a regular since 1980. Stood in the queue this morning at DC and got turned away. I reckon it would of been fairer to do it on a lottery basis. I.e register your interest if you have a history and then draw names and allow you to purchase up to 2 tickets.
Ive been to 8 home games this season plus 2 away games and been a regular since 1980. Stood in the queue this morning at DC and got turned away. I reckon it would of been fairer to do it on a lottery basis. I.e register your interest if you have a history and then draw names and allow you to purchase up to 2 tickets. Verwoodcherrry

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