AFC Bournemouth: Groves and Brooks understood to have exited Dean Court (updated)

Bournemouth Echo: FORMER BOSSES: Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks FORMER BOSSES: Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks

FORMER Cherries management duo Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks are understood to have today parted company with the club.

Ex-boss Groves and his assistant Brooks held the reins between March and October 2012 and were kept on by former chairman Eddie Mitchell after they had been relieved of their duties with the first team.

Brooks, a popular midfielder at Dean Court under Harry Redknapp, was subsequently appointed head of youth, while Groves took charge of Cherries' under-18s and was given the titles of youth team manager and head of coaching.

It is believed Groves and Brooks had been retained on their first-team management contracts, which are due to expire at the end of this season. However, the Daily Echo understands the duo have today been stood down from their respective roles.

The pair had previously been involved in the youth set-up with Groves joining Brooks in July 2011 following the controversial and acrimonious departure of popular club stalwart Joe Roach.

Groves and Brooks were then promoted to head up the Cherries first team, initially on a caretaker basis, following Lee Bradbury's departure as manager in March 2012.

Following an eight-game stint on a temporary basis, they were handed permanent two-year deals in May 2012, although their appointments drew criticism from a section of the club's fan-base.

And while Mitchell urged disgruntled supporters to give them time, the duo continued to come under fire as Cherries made an indifferent start to 2012-13, going out of the League Cup and JPT at the first hurdle and collecting just three points from their opening four games.

Groves and Brooks finally celebrated their first win of the season when Richard Hughes, a man they had tempted out of retirement, netted a superb free-kick to earn Cherries a 1-0 victory at Yeovil.

The win proved to be the only real high point of their reign and calls for Groves's head intensified after Cherries had suffered a 4-0 thumping at Swindon. And just a week later, Mitchell was confronted by angry Cherries fans following a 2-1 home defeat by Walsall, but defiantly continued to give his backing to Groves.

However, Mitchell and the Cherries board finally decided to act after a 3-1 loss at Crawley in early October had seen Cherries slip perilously close to the relegation zone following just one win in their first 10 league games.

Groves and Brooks subsequently left their roles with the first team and took up posts in the youth department - with the return of Eddie Howe sparking a dramatic upturn in the club's fortunes, which led to promotion to the Championship.

When contacted by the Echo, Cherries chief executive Neill Blake politely declined to comment, while at the time of going to press, the Echo had been unable to contact either Groves or Brooks.

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5:10pm Mon 6 Jan 14

StewieJT says...

Fantastic news!
Fantastic news! StewieJT

5:20pm Mon 6 Jan 14

matt68 says...

Lets hope this is true a total waste of money i wonder just how much they cost the club, they should never have been given the job
Lets hope this is true a total waste of money i wonder just how much they cost the club, they should never have been given the job matt68

5:25pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

The year just get's better!!
The year just get's better!! Afcbpete

5:33pm Mon 6 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Afcbpete wrote:
The year just get's better!!
despite all the rain everything is bright and sunny now!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: The year just get's better!![/p][/quote]despite all the rain everything is bright and sunny now!!!! nonnogeppetto

5:40pm Mon 6 Jan 14

boyerboy says...

Watch out Poole Town, there`s a couple of "ex spurts" looking for jobs and that Mr Mitchell I am sure will put in a good word for them.

Brooks can always go back to managing Ringwood though..............
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Watch out Poole Town, there`s a couple of "ex spurts" looking for jobs and that Mr Mitchell I am sure will put in a good word for them. Brooks can always go back to managing Ringwood though.............. ................. boyerboy

5:40pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

Good riddance to both of them , it must of been one of the worst times I can remember in 40 years of watching afcb , when them 2 were at the helm , the football played under them was appalling .
Good riddance to both of them , it must of been one of the worst times I can remember in 40 years of watching afcb , when them 2 were at the helm , the football played under them was appalling . Nat1234

5:41pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
The year just get's better!!
despite all the rain everything is bright and sunny now!!!!
It might be your side of town LOL..
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: The year just get's better!![/p][/quote]despite all the rain everything is bright and sunny now!!!![/p][/quote]It might be your side of town LOL.. Afcbpete

5:41pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

Always thought we appeared to be top heavy with coaches especially in youth department. Problem is may get even lighter if Chris Hargreaves goes as expected.
Always thought we appeared to be top heavy with coaches especially in youth department. Problem is may get even lighter if Chris Hargreaves goes as expected. Yorkie Cherry

5:42pm Mon 6 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Your all right spring is certainly in the air now ,having seen a cheery tree in full blossom over the weekend must have been a good omen
Your all right spring is certainly in the air now ,having seen a cheery tree in full blossom over the weekend must have been a good omen alasdair1967

5:44pm Mon 6 Jan 14

raybren says...

Max has paid them off , peanuts to him . Now looking forward to seeing our squad strengthening signings . With the speed that things are happening , am expecting Promotion / Cup Winning season ! ( sorry Smhinto & Oxbog )
Max has paid them off , peanuts to him . Now looking forward to seeing our squad strengthening signings . With the speed that things are happening , am expecting Promotion / Cup Winning season ! ( sorry Smhinto & Oxbog ) raybren

5:51pm Mon 6 Jan 14

abc100 says...

I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us
I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us abc100

5:54pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

abc100 wrote:
I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us
Couldn't agree more. Doesn't alter how I feel now though LOL
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Doesn't alter how I feel now though LOL Afcbpete

5:57pm Mon 6 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Afcbpete wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
The year just get's better!!
despite all the rain everything is bright and sunny now!!!!
It might be your side of town LOL..
30c since the news broke out. This calls for celebration Mrs Nonno will wonder what I am on and why I should be so happy!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: The year just get's better!![/p][/quote]despite all the rain everything is bright and sunny now!!!![/p][/quote]It might be your side of town LOL..[/p][/quote]30c since the news broke out. This calls for celebration Mrs Nonno will wonder what I am on and why I should be so happy!!!! nonnogeppetto

5:59pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
The year just get's better!!
despite all the rain everything is bright and sunny now!!!!
It might be your side of town LOL..
30c since the news broke out. This calls for celebration Mrs Nonno will wonder what I am on and why I should be so happy!!!!
I've heard a few people say they wondered what your on haaa haaaa
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: The year just get's better!![/p][/quote]despite all the rain everything is bright and sunny now!!!![/p][/quote]It might be your side of town LOL..[/p][/quote]30c since the news broke out. This calls for celebration Mrs Nonno will wonder what I am on and why I should be so happy!!!![/p][/quote]I've heard a few people say they wondered what your on haaa haaaa Afcbpete

6:00pm Mon 6 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

raybren wrote:
Max has paid them off , peanuts to him . Now looking forward to seeing our squad strengthening signings . With the speed that things are happening , am expecting Promotion / Cup Winning season ! ( sorry Smhinto & Oxbog )
Tomorrow's headlines in the Echo Joe Roach returns to AFCB that would really put the icing on the cake
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Max has paid them off , peanuts to him . Now looking forward to seeing our squad strengthening signings . With the speed that things are happening , am expecting Promotion / Cup Winning season ! ( sorry Smhinto & Oxbog )[/p][/quote]Tomorrow's headlines in the Echo Joe Roach returns to AFCB that would really put the icing on the cake nonnogeppetto

6:01pm Mon 6 Jan 14

boyerboy says...

raybren wrote:
Max has paid them off , peanuts to him . Now looking forward to seeing our squad strengthening signings . With the speed that things are happening , am expecting Promotion / Cup Winning season ! ( sorry Smhinto & Oxbog )
Daer uncle Max,

We appreciate you spending a few quid( from the back of one of your sofas) to rid us of Dempesy and Smallpice, but wonder if you find a few more pound notes and buy us, your loyal fans a new years present ? - Kenwe Jones would be nice please.
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Max has paid them off , peanuts to him . Now looking forward to seeing our squad strengthening signings . With the speed that things are happening , am expecting Promotion / Cup Winning season ! ( sorry Smhinto & Oxbog )[/p][/quote]Daer uncle Max, We appreciate you spending a few quid( from the back of one of your sofas) to rid us of Dempesy and Smallpice, but wonder if you find a few more pound notes and buy us, your loyal fans a new years present ? - Kenwe Jones would be nice please. boyerboy

6:11pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Afcbives says...

Groves brooks tubbs Addison all gone best day ever at afcb
Groves brooks tubbs Addison all gone best day ever at afcb Afcbives

7:00pm Mon 6 Jan 14

RED on tour says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
The year just get's better!!
despite all the rain everything is bright and sunny now!!!!
No it is not. Any minute now that well known depression Kime Gobix will blow in having found something to gripe on about.
Up the Reds but which ones?? Time to get off the fence me thinks.
Returning to the subject in hand I well remember the reception from the Burton fans when we gained promotion. We were singing about St fairies and they did not understand what this eluded to. When told about the scummers who inhabit St fairies it was laughter all round. A large number of us went over the railway bridge and into the pub, the reception we received from Burton fans was exceptionally friendly and a credit to their football club, alas not the same response we received from the coach steward on our return.

By the way Happy New Year,
smhinto hope you can keep to your new years resolutions, what's that you say you haven't made any..... well there's plenty posters on here who would gladly suggest a few.

REGARDS
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: The year just get's better!![/p][/quote]despite all the rain everything is bright and sunny now!!!![/p][/quote]No it is not. Any minute now that well known depression Kime Gobix will blow in having found something to gripe on about. Up the Reds but which ones?? Time to get off the fence me thinks. Returning to the subject in hand I well remember the reception from the Burton fans when we gained promotion. We were singing about St fairies and they did not understand what this eluded to. When told about the scummers who inhabit St fairies it was laughter all round. A large number of us went over the railway bridge and into the pub, the reception we received from Burton fans was exceptionally friendly and a credit to their football club, alas not the same response we received from the coach steward on our return. By the way Happy New Year, smhinto hope you can keep to your new years resolutions, what's that you say you haven't made any..... well there's plenty posters on here who would gladly suggest a few. REGARDS RED on tour

7:10pm Mon 6 Jan 14

pokboy says...

Chris Hargreaves has also left to become Torquay manager according to the BBC website
Chris Hargreaves has also left to become Torquay manager according to the BBC website pokboy

7:11pm Mon 6 Jan 14

smhinto says...

In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest.
.
I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated.
.
However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right.
.
As coaches i respect them totally.
.
Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back.
.
Regards
In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards smhinto

7:20pm Mon 6 Jan 14

holdinkæft says...

Yorkie Cherry wrote:
Always thought we appeared to be top heavy with coaches especially in youth department. Problem is may get even lighter if Chris Hargreaves goes as expected.
He HAS gone toTorquay, the wage bill is reducing.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie Cherry[/bold] wrote: Always thought we appeared to be top heavy with coaches especially in youth department. Problem is may get even lighter if Chris Hargreaves goes as expected.[/p][/quote]He HAS gone toTorquay, the wage bill is reducing. holdinkæft

7:21pm Mon 6 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

smhinto wrote:
In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest.
.
I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated.
.
However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right.
.
As coaches i respect them totally.
.
Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back.
.
Regards
You said it often enough that it is a 'result based' industry and as such they had to go let alone the awful football they inflicted on those who had bought their season ticket and continued to turn up.

I don't know either of the guys and as they are human beings like the rest of us they would have been disappointed for the lack of success. However it is time to move on and wish them luck.

Can I say I prefer your recent posts and general observations long may it last.

Ragards
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards[/p][/quote]You said it often enough that it is a 'result based' industry and as such they had to go let alone the awful football they inflicted on those who had bought their season ticket and continued to turn up. I don't know either of the guys and as they are human beings like the rest of us they would have been disappointed for the lack of success. However it is time to move on and wish them luck. Can I say I prefer your recent posts and general observations long may it last. Ragards nonnogeppetto

7:27pm Mon 6 Jan 14

holdinkæft says...

smhinto wrote:
In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest.
.
I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated.
.
However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right.
.
As coaches i respect them totally.
.
Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back.
.
Regards
How many of todays squad were bought by them?
I thought they were not given time enough.
But fans want results,
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards[/p][/quote]How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results, holdinkæft

7:42pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Wilkie says...

Halleluja. Hopefully now the likes of Sam Matthews, Harry Cornick and Josh Carmicheal can develop rather than the road to oblivion that Groves and Brookes had them on. Add my voice to the 'bring back Joe Roach' campaign.
Halleluja. Hopefully now the likes of Sam Matthews, Harry Cornick and Josh Carmicheal can develop rather than the road to oblivion that Groves and Brookes had them on. Add my voice to the 'bring back Joe Roach' campaign. Wilkie

7:43pm Mon 6 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

I will put a wager that they now go and destroy Poole town
I will put a wager that they now go and destroy Poole town cheeriedriteup

7:45pm Mon 6 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

While I never enjoyed the sheer level of criticism aimed at Groves and Brooks, even when they were heading the youth set up. Frankly I am very pleased they have no moved on. I feel it represented an era despite all the success we've had, an era that was quite nasty. I'm very pleased for Eddie Howe more than anything. In the days of sackings after a few losses, I think Eddie has been given a free reign to design the club how he sees fit.

Actually does anyone remember the days when we were incredibly fearful of losing Eddie Howe to another club? I do think he is going to be with us for a good four seasons yet.

On another note, even though it really didn't work out for them. All the best to Groves and Brooks.
While I never enjoyed the sheer level of criticism aimed at Groves and Brooks, even when they were heading the youth set up. Frankly I am very pleased they have no moved on. I feel it represented an era despite all the success we've had, an era that was quite nasty. I'm very pleased for Eddie Howe more than anything. In the days of sackings after a few losses, I think Eddie has been given a free reign to design the club how he sees fit. Actually does anyone remember the days when we were incredibly fearful of losing Eddie Howe to another club? I do think he is going to be with us for a good four seasons yet. On another note, even though it really didn't work out for them. All the best to Groves and Brooks. YafcbY

7:50pm Mon 6 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

I admit I was one of the few who said give groves the chance however he was given the rope and he choose to hang himself as it became more evident that he could not manage a poo yet alone a football club ,I will say this what initially changed on eddies return ? I'll tell you what changed the support from the terrace changed from jeering and heckling the same group of players that played under groves to the roar of support for the same group of players under eddies tenure and this is before Eddie had a chance to add to the side
I admit I was one of the few who said give groves the chance however he was given the rope and he choose to hang himself as it became more evident that he could not manage a poo yet alone a football club ,I will say this what initially changed on eddies return ? I'll tell you what changed the support from the terrace changed from jeering and heckling the same group of players that played under groves to the roar of support for the same group of players under eddies tenure and this is before Eddie had a chance to add to the side alasdair1967

9:34pm Mon 6 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

abc100 wrote:
I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us
Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us[/p][/quote]Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately. rednblack37

10:25pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Talkingheadera says...

rednblack37 wrote:
abc100 wrote:
I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us
Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.
He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us[/p][/quote]Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.[/p][/quote]He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane. Talkingheadera

10:32pm Mon 6 Jan 14

r&bman says...

Hope this clears the way back for Joe Roach if he will forgive the way he was
treated by EM.
Hope this clears the way back for Joe Roach if he will forgive the way he was treated by EM. r&bman

11:40pm Mon 6 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Getting rid of Dumb & Dumber is probably the best bit of business we will do this window. Lets party.!!!
Getting rid of Dumb & Dumber is probably the best bit of business we will do this window. Lets party.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

11:51pm Mon 6 Jan 14

gameon says...

boyerboy wrote:
Watch out Poole Town, there`s a couple of "ex spurts" looking for jobs and that Mr Mitchell I am sure will put in a good word for them.

Brooks can always go back to managing Ringwood though..............

.................
Or Poole Borough / Team up with his mate Mitchell at Poole Stab Simkin in the Back and manage Dorch again Or even his sunday side Parkbury then theres Bash Wimborne Poppies all clubs he failed at as player and manager as for Groves back to coaching the under 5s its well known that E H couldnt stand the pair of them
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Watch out Poole Town, there`s a couple of "ex spurts" looking for jobs and that Mr Mitchell I am sure will put in a good word for them. Brooks can always go back to managing Ringwood though.............. .................[/p][/quote]Or Poole Borough / Team up with his mate Mitchell at Poole Stab Simkin in the Back and manage Dorch again Or even his sunday side Parkbury then theres Bash Wimborne Poppies all clubs he failed at as player and manager as for Groves back to coaching the under 5s its well known that E H couldnt stand the pair of them gameon

12:08am Tue 7 Jan 14

dekayedcherry says...

Great news Dumb & Dumber are gone, now perhaps our youth team can beat the likes of Hereford in the future and the talents of lads like Mathews,Cornick& Chiedosie(who all played against Real Madrid ) can be channelled in the right direction by whoeverbEddie chooses to take over.
Our esteemed Director of Football, the very knowledgetable(?) Tom Mitchell and our CEO Neil Blake (Mitchell man) must be getting rather worried as Max and Eddie are cleaning house !!!.
Good luck to Chris Hargreaves @ Torquay, I hope we as a club will be able to help him out with a few loan players who need game time or experience as I am sure he will try to play good football to get them out of the mire.
Great news Dumb & Dumber are gone, now perhaps our youth team can beat the likes of Hereford in the future and the talents of lads like Mathews,Cornick& Chiedosie(who all played against Real Madrid ) can be channelled in the right direction by whoeverbEddie chooses to take over. Our esteemed Director of Football, the very knowledgetable(?) Tom Mitchell and our CEO Neil Blake (Mitchell man) must be getting rather worried as Max and Eddie are cleaning house !!!. Good luck to Chris Hargreaves @ Torquay, I hope we as a club will be able to help him out with a few loan players who need game time or experience as I am sure he will try to play good football to get them out of the mire. dekayedcherry

12:22am Tue 7 Jan 14

gameon says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
abc100 wrote:
I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us
Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.
He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.
He was always whinging on the park looking down on his team mates didnt want to know if the going got tough Ask Tony Pulis what he thinks of him he was sacked and drifted into local non league if it wasnt for Mitchell brooks would never ever have been given a job in pro footy Good player never pretty player if there was no chance of getting Hurt yes
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us[/p][/quote]Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.[/p][/quote]He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.[/p][/quote]He was always whinging on the park looking down on his team mates didnt want to know if the going got tough Ask Tony Pulis what he thinks of him he was sacked and drifted into local non league if it wasnt for Mitchell brooks would never ever have been given a job in pro footy Good player never pretty player if there was no chance of getting Hurt yes gameon

6:47am Tue 7 Jan 14

Wilkie says...

How about signing Joe Roach up on the pitch before the Watford game.
How about signing Joe Roach up on the pitch before the Watford game. Wilkie

7:32am Tue 7 Jan 14

abc100 says...

gameon wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
abc100 wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us
Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.
He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.
He was always whinging on the park looking down on his team mates didnt want to know if the going got tough Ask Tony Pulis what he thinks of him he was sacked and drifted into local non league if it wasnt for Mitchell brooks would never ever have been given a job in pro footy Good player never pretty player if there was no chance of getting Hurt yes
Ask Tony Pulis, have you seen what sort of players he likes and how he gets his sides to play, yeah I'm not surprised Brooks wasn't his type of player !!!!
[quote][p][bold]gameon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us[/p][/quote]Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.[/p][/quote]He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.[/p][/quote]He was always whinging on the park looking down on his team mates didnt want to know if the going got tough Ask Tony Pulis what he thinks of him he was sacked and drifted into local non league if it wasnt for Mitchell brooks would never ever have been given a job in pro footy Good player never pretty player if there was no chance of getting Hurt yes[/p][/quote]Ask Tony Pulis, have you seen what sort of players he likes and how he gets his sides to play, yeah I'm not surprised Brooks wasn't his type of player !!!! abc100

7:49am Tue 7 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
abc100 wrote:
I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us
Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.
He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.
Terry Venables played Brooks as a youngster in his Crystal Palace, 'the Team of the 80's' side, so I think I'll trust his and Harry Redknapp's judgement.
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us[/p][/quote]Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.[/p][/quote]He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.[/p][/quote]Terry Venables played Brooks as a youngster in his Crystal Palace, 'the Team of the 80's' side, so I think I'll trust his and Harry Redknapp's judgement. rednblack37

7:52am Tue 7 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
abc100 wrote:
I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us
Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.
He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.
The majority of players are one-footed, what's your point? We played Stephen Purches at left back before Warren Cummings came for about 2 seasons, I once asked Sean O'Driscoll if he ever practised with his left foot - he said - No, never!
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us[/p][/quote]Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.[/p][/quote]He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.[/p][/quote]The majority of players are one-footed, what's your point? We played Stephen Purches at left back before Warren Cummings came for about 2 seasons, I once asked Sean O'Driscoll if he ever practised with his left foot - he said - No, never! rednblack37

8:17am Tue 7 Jan 14

Jawesotherhalf says...

Let's be honest their philosophy was with ball retention you don't lose, they spent more time passing sideways and backwards they forgot about the importance of going forward. Hence when Eddie came he took the same players and said move it quicker, much quicker still passing with the odd ball into space the players thrived because they were going forward.
I am sure our youngsters are technically gifted, hopefully now they will benefit as the first team did from a change.
Let's be honest their philosophy was with ball retention you don't lose, they spent more time passing sideways and backwards they forgot about the importance of going forward. Hence when Eddie came he took the same players and said move it quicker, much quicker still passing with the odd ball into space the players thrived because they were going forward. I am sure our youngsters are technically gifted, hopefully now they will benefit as the first team did from a change. Jawesotherhalf

8:53am Tue 7 Jan 14

kangman2012 says...

Afcbives wrote:
Groves brooks tubbs Addison all gone best day ever at afcb
Still a few pieces of "deadwood" still to clear out methinks - UTC!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbives[/bold] wrote: Groves brooks tubbs Addison all gone best day ever at afcb[/p][/quote]Still a few pieces of "deadwood" still to clear out methinks - UTC! kangman2012

9:22am Tue 7 Jan 14

ChilledCherry says...

I think this news is for the best, for all concerned. I have no axe to grind with them, but agree with others they were given a job way beyond their experience in managing AFCB. I wish them well in what they do inf future, but I'm pleased as this marks another turning point and fresh start for those at the club to carry on the fantastic work that's being done.

If I were a betting man I would suggest that a few more players and backroom staff may leave before the start of next season as Eddie & Jason reshape things exactly as they want them. Overall, despite the dreadful weather and being as skint as ever, it's a good time to be a Cherries fan!
I think this news is for the best, for all concerned. I have no axe to grind with them, but agree with others they were given a job way beyond their experience in managing AFCB. I wish them well in what they do inf future, but I'm pleased as this marks another turning point and fresh start for those at the club to carry on the fantastic work that's being done. If I were a betting man I would suggest that a few more players and backroom staff may leave before the start of next season as Eddie & Jason reshape things exactly as they want them. Overall, despite the dreadful weather and being as skint as ever, it's a good time to be a Cherries fan! ChilledCherry

9:43am Tue 7 Jan 14

abc100 says...

gameon wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
abc100 wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us
Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.
He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.
He was always whinging on the park looking down on his team mates didnt want to know if the going got tough Ask Tony Pulis what he thinks of him he was sacked and drifted into local non league if it wasnt for Mitchell brooks would never ever have been given a job in pro footy Good player never pretty player if there was no chance of getting Hurt yes
I hope Eddie is getting a few players in cos although we need to get rid of players that are not up to the championship or players that he doesn't want for various reasons, we still need a decent sized squad especially as we do have a few players that seem to pick up a few injuries
[quote][p][bold]gameon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us[/p][/quote]Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.[/p][/quote]He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.[/p][/quote]He was always whinging on the park looking down on his team mates didnt want to know if the going got tough Ask Tony Pulis what he thinks of him he was sacked and drifted into local non league if it wasnt for Mitchell brooks would never ever have been given a job in pro footy Good player never pretty player if there was no chance of getting Hurt yes[/p][/quote]I hope Eddie is getting a few players in cos although we need to get rid of players that are not up to the championship or players that he doesn't want for various reasons, we still need a decent sized squad especially as we do have a few players that seem to pick up a few injuries abc100

10:09am Tue 7 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

. It's all change at AFCB as Max Demin takes total control. We hve a new director J.J.O'Neill, considerable changes to the company structure, with variations of rights to shares and alerations to the Memorandum of Articles, 2 mortgages paid off and a six star credit rating, the one bit of bad news the departure of Chris Hargreaves to become Torquays new Manager. It would be good to see that great coach and all round good guy, Joe Roach back as head of Youth Development, an outstanding servant of the Club, finder and developer of young talent, his re-appointment would I am sure be welcomed by all suporters. Great Days !!!
. It's all change at AFCB as Max Demin takes total control. We hve a new director J.J.O'Neill, considerable changes to the company structure, with variations of rights to shares and alerations to the Memorandum of Articles, 2 mortgages paid off and a six star credit rating, the one bit of bad news the departure of Chris Hargreaves to become Torquays new Manager. It would be good to see that great coach and all round good guy, Joe Roach back as head of Youth Development, an outstanding servant of the Club, finder and developer of young talent, his re-appointment would I am sure be welcomed by all suporters. Great Days !!! Square Old Codger

10:37am Tue 7 Jan 14

devon fan says...

will the last one to leave please switch the lights off
will the last one to leave please switch the lights off devon fan

10:43am Tue 7 Jan 14

ianbthomson says...

I echo the thoughts of other that the club is getting rid of "dead wood" and it is indeed a great time for us.

On another note, their are very few available tickets for the Burton game next Tuesday 14th and so I suggest it will be a SOLD OUT soon :)
I echo the thoughts of other that the club is getting rid of "dead wood" and it is indeed a great time for us. On another note, their are very few available tickets for the Burton game next Tuesday 14th and so I suggest it will be a SOLD OUT soon :) ianbthomson

11:24am Tue 7 Jan 14

a real supporter says...

Wilkie wrote:
Halleluja. Hopefully now the likes of Sam Matthews, Harry Cornick and Josh Carmicheal can develop rather than the road to oblivion that Groves and Brookes had them on. Add my voice to the 'bring back Joe Roach' campaign.
Absolutely right. Dumb & Dumber should never have been given any job at the club in the first place. I said after the Hereford game they have to go for the sake of the youth players and future signings. I'm sure Eddie is well pleased they have gone. Now for Joe to return. Only a couple more of the Mitchell family to go as wel then we will be rid of them all.
[quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Halleluja. Hopefully now the likes of Sam Matthews, Harry Cornick and Josh Carmicheal can develop rather than the road to oblivion that Groves and Brookes had them on. Add my voice to the 'bring back Joe Roach' campaign.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right. Dumb & Dumber should never have been given any job at the club in the first place. I said after the Hereford game they have to go for the sake of the youth players and future signings. I'm sure Eddie is well pleased they have gone. Now for Joe to return. Only a couple more of the Mitchell family to go as wel then we will be rid of them all. a real supporter

11:27am Tue 7 Jan 14

a real supporter says...

holdinkæft wrote:
smhinto wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards
How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,
You are both truly a pair of knobs.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards[/p][/quote]How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,[/p][/quote]You are both truly a pair of knobs. a real supporter

11:37am Tue 7 Jan 14

lockandload says...

Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty
Now what about the director of football?
Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football? lockandload

11:42am Tue 7 Jan 14

smhinto says...

a real supporter wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
smhinto wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards
How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,
You are both truly a pair of knobs.
Then i suggest that you are as thick as two short planks. Mr a real supporter.
.
This is in view of the fact that you have clearly not read my post properly. I am in agreement that they should have been removed from their posts but I understood what they were trying to do. Unfortunately it did not work out for them.
.
Your stupid comment reflects the fact that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare.
.
Re-read my original post more carefully. You might even agree with what I have said.
.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards[/p][/quote]How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,[/p][/quote]You are both truly a pair of knobs.[/p][/quote]Then i suggest that you are as thick as two short planks. Mr a real supporter. . This is in view of the fact that you have clearly not read my post properly. I am in agreement that they should have been removed from their posts but I understood what they were trying to do. Unfortunately it did not work out for them. . Your stupid comment reflects the fact that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Re-read my original post more carefully. You might even agree with what I have said. . Regards smhinto

11:56am Tue 7 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

ianbthomson wrote:
I echo the thoughts of other that the club is getting rid of "dead wood" and it is indeed a great time for us.

On another note, their are very few available tickets for the Burton game next Tuesday 14th and so I suggest it will be a SOLD OUT soon :)
Utter Claptrap. Nearly the whole of the South Stand is still available. Regards.
[quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: I echo the thoughts of other that the club is getting rid of "dead wood" and it is indeed a great time for us. On another note, their are very few available tickets for the Burton game next Tuesday 14th and so I suggest it will be a SOLD OUT soon :)[/p][/quote]Utter Claptrap. Nearly the whole of the South Stand is still available. Regards. Mike Oxbig

12:13pm Tue 7 Jan 14

ianbthomson says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
ianbthomson wrote:
I echo the thoughts of other that the club is getting rid of "dead wood" and it is indeed a great time for us.

On another note, their are very few available tickets for the Burton game next Tuesday 14th and so I suggest it will be a SOLD OUT soon :)
Utter Claptrap. Nearly the whole of the South Stand is still available. Regards.
I stand corrected as the South End was not available for sale when I looked earlier and so I assume that it was gone. However, I am 100% correct in that there are only just over 100 seats left, in the other 3 stands.

Still a whole week to go until the game and so I expect that the South End will fill up nicely :)
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: I echo the thoughts of other that the club is getting rid of "dead wood" and it is indeed a great time for us. On another note, their are very few available tickets for the Burton game next Tuesday 14th and so I suggest it will be a SOLD OUT soon :)[/p][/quote]Utter Claptrap. Nearly the whole of the South Stand is still available. Regards.[/p][/quote]I stand corrected as the South End was not available for sale when I looked earlier and so I assume that it was gone. However, I am 100% correct in that there are only just over 100 seats left, in the other 3 stands. Still a whole week to go until the game and so I expect that the South End will fill up nicely :) ianbthomson

12:21pm Tue 7 Jan 14

abc100 says...

lockandload wrote:
Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?
Boycotted Dean Court and abandoned our team, shame on you and anyone else that did it too, we all wanted them out but to abandon our club is disgraceful
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?[/p][/quote]Boycotted Dean Court and abandoned our team, shame on you and anyone else that did it too, we all wanted them out but to abandon our club is disgraceful abc100

12:39pm Tue 7 Jan 14

ASM says...

what happened to all the comments?
Bring back roach! I also think we should recruit Swindon's scout who unearthed Matt Ritchie and took a gamble on Charlie Austin. Now that we have financial backing I hope Howe can head hunt his backroom staff.
what happened to all the comments? Bring back roach! I also think we should recruit Swindon's scout who unearthed Matt Ritchie and took a gamble on Charlie Austin. Now that we have financial backing I hope Howe can head hunt his backroom staff. ASM

12:40pm Tue 7 Jan 14

threesidedrectangle says...

Something to think about. ianbthompson and Smhinto both used the word 'suggest' in two posts which didn't make sense to use in the sentence. The latter name can be made from the former. 10:43am and 11:42am are the posts in question.

Two thick planks ;)

Bring back Roach.
Something to think about. ianbthompson and Smhinto both used the word 'suggest' in two posts which didn't make sense to use in the sentence. The latter name can be made from the former. 10:43am and 11:42am are the posts in question. Two thick planks ;) Bring back Roach. threesidedrectangle

12:57pm Tue 7 Jan 14

lockandload says...

abc100 wrote:
lockandload wrote:
Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?
Boycotted Dean Court and abandoned our team, shame on you and anyone else that did it too, we all wanted them out but to abandon our club is disgraceful
You obviously enjoy pain because that was what it was like watching the rubbish they produced. Even the team rebelled away at Swindon.
And it wasn't about our club anymore. It was about Mitchell being right and us being wrong and if people like me didn't do something then we would have continued to lose more matches and we wouldn't be in the championship now so Boy think before you engage
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?[/p][/quote]Boycotted Dean Court and abandoned our team, shame on you and anyone else that did it too, we all wanted them out but to abandon our club is disgraceful[/p][/quote]You obviously enjoy pain because that was what it was like watching the rubbish they produced. Even the team rebelled away at Swindon. And it wasn't about our club anymore. It was about Mitchell being right and us being wrong and if people like me didn't do something then we would have continued to lose more matches and we wouldn't be in the championship now so Boy think before you engage lockandload

1:12pm Tue 7 Jan 14

abc100 says...

lockandload wrote:
Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?
Thank you so much for jumping ship when it all got a bit tough for you, you look at it that way if it helps to ease your conscience, I know how bad it was at Swindon, so you believe that people ( can't call you fans ) like you are responsible for us being in the championship, i suppose I'm the weird one that believes you support your team through thick and thin, so if it all gets a bit to tough in the future and you don't like what Max is doing you can boycott Dean Court and then we can all thank you if it all changes
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?[/p][/quote]Thank you so much for jumping ship when it all got a bit tough for you, you look at it that way if it helps to ease your conscience, I know how bad it was at Swindon, so you believe that people ( can't call you fans ) like you are responsible for us being in the championship, i suppose I'm the weird one that believes you support your team through thick and thin, so if it all gets a bit to tough in the future and you don't like what Max is doing you can boycott Dean Court and then we can all thank you if it all changes abc100

1:22pm Tue 7 Jan 14

lockandload says...

abc100 wrote:
lockandload wrote:
Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?
Thank you so much for jumping ship when it all got a bit tough for you, you look at it that way if it helps to ease your conscience, I know how bad it was at Swindon, so you believe that people ( can't call you fans ) like you are responsible for us being in the championship, i suppose I'm the weird one that believes you support your team through thick and thin, so if it all gets a bit to tough in the future and you don't like what Max is doing you can boycott Dean Court and then we can all thank you if it all changes
I see a bunch of kids are on here today.
Forgive them Lord for they do not know what they do.
I can't call myself a fan anymore . I want sleep tonight
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?[/p][/quote]Thank you so much for jumping ship when it all got a bit tough for you, you look at it that way if it helps to ease your conscience, I know how bad it was at Swindon, so you believe that people ( can't call you fans ) like you are responsible for us being in the championship, i suppose I'm the weird one that believes you support your team through thick and thin, so if it all gets a bit to tough in the future and you don't like what Max is doing you can boycott Dean Court and then we can all thank you if it all changes[/p][/quote]I see a bunch of kids are on here today. Forgive them Lord for they do not know what they do. I can't call myself a fan anymore . I want sleep tonight lockandload

1:37pm Tue 7 Jan 14

redster says...

A quick question does Saturdays original ticket stand or do I have to collect a re-issue
A quick question does Saturdays original ticket stand or do I have to collect a re-issue redster

1:41pm Tue 7 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

lockandload wrote:
abc100 wrote:
lockandload wrote:
Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?
Thank you so much for jumping ship when it all got a bit tough for you, you look at it that way if it helps to ease your conscience, I know how bad it was at Swindon, so you believe that people ( can't call you fans ) like you are responsible for us being in the championship, i suppose I'm the weird one that believes you support your team through thick and thin, so if it all gets a bit to tough in the future and you don't like what Max is doing you can boycott Dean Court and then we can all thank you if it all changes
I see a bunch of kids are on here today.
Forgive them Lord for they do not know what they do.
I can't call myself a fan anymore . I want sleep tonight
abc100
I too was one of those who would not waste hard earned money on two individuals who should not have been given the management job I felt sorry for the team and other supporters however that did not mean that I was abandoning ship. As we do not get it for free, watching football is part and parcel of the entertainment industry, or if you like you could equate it to frequenting a particular restaurant. Even you would agree that constant substandard quality be it food served, a play in the West End of London, or as in this case football at Dean Court can only be tolerated for a while and only when you see that progress was being made. Those who chose to continue to turn up made their choice those of us who 'boycotted' made ours.

In both cases we were no lesser of a supporter but the powers in charge at the time needed to know that things needed changing after all an empty Restaurant should tell the owner something as would an empty Playhouse. Forgive me if I am giving you a lengthy response but I believe that the power of persuasion is not simply in name calling or insulting one and other but amicably pointing one's own point of view.

If what we are experiencing today is a result of a combination of boycotting, verbal protest and so on, than we can be pleased that together we achieve it Up the Mighty Cherries
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?[/p][/quote]Thank you so much for jumping ship when it all got a bit tough for you, you look at it that way if it helps to ease your conscience, I know how bad it was at Swindon, so you believe that people ( can't call you fans ) like you are responsible for us being in the championship, i suppose I'm the weird one that believes you support your team through thick and thin, so if it all gets a bit to tough in the future and you don't like what Max is doing you can boycott Dean Court and then we can all thank you if it all changes[/p][/quote]I see a bunch of kids are on here today. Forgive them Lord for they do not know what they do. I can't call myself a fan anymore . I want sleep tonight[/p][/quote]abc100 I too was one of those who would not waste hard earned money on two individuals who should not have been given the management job I felt sorry for the team and other supporters however that did not mean that I was abandoning ship. As we do not get it for free, watching football is part and parcel of the entertainment industry, or if you like you could equate it to frequenting a particular restaurant. Even you would agree that constant substandard quality be it food served, a play in the West End of London, or as in this case football at Dean Court can only be tolerated for a while and only when you see that progress was being made. Those who chose to continue to turn up made their choice those of us who 'boycotted' made ours. In both cases we were no lesser of a supporter but the powers in charge at the time needed to know that things needed changing after all an empty Restaurant should tell the owner something as would an empty Playhouse. Forgive me if I am giving you a lengthy response but I believe that the power of persuasion is not simply in name calling or insulting one and other but amicably pointing one's own point of view. If what we are experiencing today is a result of a combination of boycotting, verbal protest and so on, than we can be pleased that together we achieve it Up the Mighty Cherries nonnogeppetto

1:44pm Tue 7 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

redster wrote:
A quick question does Saturdays original ticket stand or do I have to collect a re-issue
It stand as you put it
[quote][p][bold]redster[/bold] wrote: A quick question does Saturdays original ticket stand or do I have to collect a re-issue[/p][/quote]It stand as you put it nonnogeppetto

2:01pm Tue 7 Jan 14

abc100 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
lockandload wrote:
abc100 wrote:
lockandload wrote: Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?
Thank you so much for jumping ship when it all got a bit tough for you, you look at it that way if it helps to ease your conscience, I know how bad it was at Swindon, so you believe that people ( can't call you fans ) like you are responsible for us being in the championship, i suppose I'm the weird one that believes you support your team through thick and thin, so if it all gets a bit to tough in the future and you don't like what Max is doing you can boycott Dean Court and then we can all thank you if it all changes
I see a bunch of kids are on here today. Forgive them Lord for they do not know what they do. I can't call myself a fan anymore . I want sleep tonight
abc100 I too was one of those who would not waste hard earned money on two individuals who should not have been given the management job I felt sorry for the team and other supporters however that did not mean that I was abandoning ship. As we do not get it for free, watching football is part and parcel of the entertainment industry, or if you like you could equate it to frequenting a particular restaurant. Even you would agree that constant substandard quality be it food served, a play in the West End of London, or as in this case football at Dean Court can only be tolerated for a while and only when you see that progress was being made. Those who chose to continue to turn up made their choice those of us who 'boycotted' made ours. In both cases we were no lesser of a supporter but the powers in charge at the time needed to know that things needed changing after all an empty Restaurant should tell the owner something as would an empty Playhouse. Forgive me if I am giving you a lengthy response but I believe that the power of persuasion is not simply in name calling or insulting one and other but amicably pointing one's own point of view. If what we are experiencing today is a result of a combination of boycotting, verbal protest and so on, than we can be pleased that together we achieve it Up the Mighty Cherries
I do see what you are saying but supporting your local football club is different from going to a restaurant, your club becomes part of your life, I'm sure we all spend probably far to much time thinking of our club about what players we might sign or sell, looking on the internet or even posting comments on sites!!!! If I don't get good food or service from a restaurant I never go back, we have been served up some pretty rubbish dishes at Afcb over the years but still I keep going back, football is different from other entertainment cos once it's got hold of you you can't let it go,me personally will support my team whatever goes on, whether that be on or off the pitch, we all have our own opinions over Eddie Mitchell and what he did or didn't do for Afcb and we can all debate that for hours and people won't change their minds, I just can't see that boycott the team you support is the way to go but that is up to each individual, Up the cherries!!!!
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Groves and Brookes should have being sacked from the club at the time not moved sideways. I for the first time ever boycotted Dean Court. The poor display at Swindon was enough for me. I was outside the main reception with others telling Mitchell to sort it out so yes I am glad we finally have justice. But on the positive side you could always get a drink in the bar pre match as it was half empty Now what about the director of football?[/p][/quote]Thank you so much for jumping ship when it all got a bit tough for you, you look at it that way if it helps to ease your conscience, I know how bad it was at Swindon, so you believe that people ( can't call you fans ) like you are responsible for us being in the championship, i suppose I'm the weird one that believes you support your team through thick and thin, so if it all gets a bit to tough in the future and you don't like what Max is doing you can boycott Dean Court and then we can all thank you if it all changes[/p][/quote]I see a bunch of kids are on here today. Forgive them Lord for they do not know what they do. I can't call myself a fan anymore . I want sleep tonight[/p][/quote]abc100 I too was one of those who would not waste hard earned money on two individuals who should not have been given the management job I felt sorry for the team and other supporters however that did not mean that I was abandoning ship. As we do not get it for free, watching football is part and parcel of the entertainment industry, or if you like you could equate it to frequenting a particular restaurant. Even you would agree that constant substandard quality be it food served, a play in the West End of London, or as in this case football at Dean Court can only be tolerated for a while and only when you see that progress was being made. Those who chose to continue to turn up made their choice those of us who 'boycotted' made ours. In both cases we were no lesser of a supporter but the powers in charge at the time needed to know that things needed changing after all an empty Restaurant should tell the owner something as would an empty Playhouse. Forgive me if I am giving you a lengthy response but I believe that the power of persuasion is not simply in name calling or insulting one and other but amicably pointing one's own point of view. If what we are experiencing today is a result of a combination of boycotting, verbal protest and so on, than we can be pleased that together we achieve it Up the Mighty Cherries[/p][/quote]I do see what you are saying but supporting your local football club is different from going to a restaurant, your club becomes part of your life, I'm sure we all spend probably far to much time thinking of our club about what players we might sign or sell, looking on the internet or even posting comments on sites!!!! If I don't get good food or service from a restaurant I never go back, we have been served up some pretty rubbish dishes at Afcb over the years but still I keep going back, football is different from other entertainment cos once it's got hold of you you can't let it go,me personally will support my team whatever goes on, whether that be on or off the pitch, we all have our own opinions over Eddie Mitchell and what he did or didn't do for Afcb and we can all debate that for hours and people won't change their minds, I just can't see that boycott the team you support is the way to go but that is up to each individual, Up the cherries!!!! abc100

2:07pm Tue 7 Jan 14

cherrybakewell says...

Personally I think we all owe a great deal of Thank's to Groves and Brooks, after all if they hadn't been so Cr@p at the job we wouldn't have Eddie and Jason back with us instead we would be languishing in the lower half of Division Two at best. So, many thank's guys.
Personally I think we all owe a great deal of Thank's to Groves and Brooks, after all if they hadn't been so Cr@p at the job we wouldn't have Eddie and Jason back with us instead we would be languishing in the lower half of Division Two at best. So, many thank's guys. cherrybakewell

2:44pm Tue 7 Jan 14

bobsworthforever says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
. It's all change at AFCB as Max Demin takes total control. We hve a new director J.J.O'Neill, considerable changes to the company structure, with variations of rights to shares and alerations to the Memorandum of Articles, 2 mortgages paid off and a six star credit rating, the one bit of bad news the departure of Chris Hargreaves to become Torquays new Manager. It would be good to see that great coach and all round good guy, Joe Roach back as head of Youth Development, an outstanding servant of the Club, finder and developer of young talent, his re-appointment would I am sure be welcomed by all suporters. Great Days !!!
Hope its Jonjo Oneill the racehorse trainer had a few quid on when Synchronised won the National he will have a profound effect in our players fitness especially in Heavy ground
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: . It's all change at AFCB as Max Demin takes total control. We hve a new director J.J.O'Neill, considerable changes to the company structure, with variations of rights to shares and alerations to the Memorandum of Articles, 2 mortgages paid off and a six star credit rating, the one bit of bad news the departure of Chris Hargreaves to become Torquays new Manager. It would be good to see that great coach and all round good guy, Joe Roach back as head of Youth Development, an outstanding servant of the Club, finder and developer of young talent, his re-appointment would I am sure be welcomed by all suporters. Great Days !!![/p][/quote]Hope its Jonjo Oneill the racehorse trainer had a few quid on when Synchronised won the National he will have a profound effect in our players fitness especially in Heavy ground bobsworthforever

2:47pm Tue 7 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

abc100
maybe one or two of the posters above ours might like to take a leaf out your book and learn how to respond to something that does not necessarily fit with their viewpoint and express response without resulting to insult or name calling.

I have to say that I would have no difficulty with sticking by AFCB even if things were pear shape whilst EH and JT are in charge however the fact that I am still supporting the club after some 40+ years should indicate that apart from the odd blip the club is in my blood too! Here's to a good result this coming Saturday.
abc100 maybe one or two of the posters above ours might like to take a leaf out your book and learn how to respond to something that does not necessarily fit with their viewpoint and express response without resulting to insult or name calling. I have to say that I would have no difficulty with sticking by AFCB even if things were pear shape whilst EH and JT are in charge however the fact that I am still supporting the club after some 40+ years should indicate that apart from the odd blip the club is in my blood too! Here's to a good result this coming Saturday. nonnogeppetto

2:55pm Tue 7 Jan 14

molbol says...

cherrybakewell wrote:
Personally I think we all owe a great deal of Thank's to Groves and Brooks, after all if they hadn't been so Cr@p at the job we wouldn't have Eddie and Jason back with us instead we would be languishing in the lower half of Division Two at best. So, many thank's guys.
Quality - Best statement of the day!! In a perverse way; their 'efforts' for the club couldn't have worked out better!!
[quote][p][bold]cherrybakewell[/bold] wrote: Personally I think we all owe a great deal of Thank's to Groves and Brooks, after all if they hadn't been so Cr@p at the job we wouldn't have Eddie and Jason back with us instead we would be languishing in the lower half of Division Two at best. So, many thank's guys.[/p][/quote]Quality - Best statement of the day!! In a perverse way; their 'efforts' for the club couldn't have worked out better!! molbol

3:42pm Tue 7 Jan 14

abc100 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
abc100 maybe one or two of the posters above ours might like to take a leaf out your book and learn how to respond to something that does not necessarily fit with their viewpoint and express response without resulting to insult or name calling. I have to say that I would have no difficulty with sticking by AFCB even if things were pear shape whilst EH and JT are in charge however the fact that I am still supporting the club after some 40+ years should indicate that apart from the odd blip the club is in my blood too! Here's to a good result this coming Saturday.
Thank you, it's good we can all express our opinions on here, maybe we have all responded to comments then thought why on earth did I post that, I have a few years to catch you up, my dad first took me as a three year old in 1977 and I have been hooked ever since, not sure weather to strangle him or thank him sometimes!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: abc100 maybe one or two of the posters above ours might like to take a leaf out your book and learn how to respond to something that does not necessarily fit with their viewpoint and express response without resulting to insult or name calling. I have to say that I would have no difficulty with sticking by AFCB even if things were pear shape whilst EH and JT are in charge however the fact that I am still supporting the club after some 40+ years should indicate that apart from the odd blip the club is in my blood too! Here's to a good result this coming Saturday.[/p][/quote]Thank you, it's good we can all express our opinions on here, maybe we have all responded to comments then thought why on earth did I post that, I have a few years to catch you up, my dad first took me as a three year old in 1977 and I have been hooked ever since, not sure weather to strangle him or thank him sometimes!!!!! abc100

4:22pm Tue 7 Jan 14

a real supporter says...

smhinto wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
smhinto wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards
How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,
You are both truly a pair of knobs.
Then i suggest that you are as thick as two short planks. Mr a real supporter. . This is in view of the fact that you have clearly not read my post properly. I am in agreement that they should have been removed from their posts but I understood what they were trying to do. Unfortunately it did not work out for them. . Your stupid comment reflects the fact that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Re-read my original post more carefully. You might even agree with what I have said. . Regards
Oh dear, have you wet your pants and your carer is ignoring you. Grow up you silly person and troll somewhere else. Oh and keep the name calling in line like your racist comments. Regards
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards[/p][/quote]How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,[/p][/quote]You are both truly a pair of knobs.[/p][/quote]Then i suggest that you are as thick as two short planks. Mr a real supporter. . This is in view of the fact that you have clearly not read my post properly. I am in agreement that they should have been removed from their posts but I understood what they were trying to do. Unfortunately it did not work out for them. . Your stupid comment reflects the fact that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Re-read my original post more carefully. You might even agree with what I have said. . Regards[/p][/quote]Oh dear, have you wet your pants and your carer is ignoring you. Grow up you silly person and troll somewhere else. Oh and keep the name calling in line like your racist comments. Regards a real supporter

6:42pm Tue 7 Jan 14

holdinkæft says...

a real supporter wrote:
smhinto wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
smhinto wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards
How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,
You are both truly a pair of knobs.
Then i suggest that you are as thick as two short planks. Mr a real supporter. . This is in view of the fact that you have clearly not read my post properly. I am in agreement that they should have been removed from their posts but I understood what they were trying to do. Unfortunately it did not work out for them. . Your stupid comment reflects the fact that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Re-read my original post more carefully. You might even agree with what I have said. . Regards
Oh dear, have you wet your pants and your carer is ignoring you. Grow up you silly person and troll somewhere else. Oh and keep the name calling in line like your racist comments. Regards
Pr@t
thank god all REAL supporters are not so disgusting as you seem to be.
[quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards[/p][/quote]How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,[/p][/quote]You are both truly a pair of knobs.[/p][/quote]Then i suggest that you are as thick as two short planks. Mr a real supporter. . This is in view of the fact that you have clearly not read my post properly. I am in agreement that they should have been removed from their posts but I understood what they were trying to do. Unfortunately it did not work out for them. . Your stupid comment reflects the fact that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Re-read my original post more carefully. You might even agree with what I have said. . Regards[/p][/quote]Oh dear, have you wet your pants and your carer is ignoring you. Grow up you silly person and troll somewhere else. Oh and keep the name calling in line like your racist comments. Regards[/p][/quote]Pr@t thank god all REAL supporters are not so disgusting as you seem to be. holdinkæft

7:13pm Tue 7 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

holdinkæft wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
smhinto wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
smhinto wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards
How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,
You are both truly a pair of knobs.
Then i suggest that you are as thick as two short planks. Mr a real supporter. . This is in view of the fact that you have clearly not read my post properly. I am in agreement that they should have been removed from their posts but I understood what they were trying to do. Unfortunately it did not work out for them. . Your stupid comment reflects the fact that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Re-read my original post more carefully. You might even agree with what I have said. . Regards
Oh dear, have you wet your pants and your carer is ignoring you. Grow up you silly person and troll somewhere else. Oh and keep the name calling in line like your racist comments. Regards
Pr@t
thank god all REAL supporters are not so disgusting as you seem to be.
Great debate, is this your first go?
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards[/p][/quote]How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,[/p][/quote]You are both truly a pair of knobs.[/p][/quote]Then i suggest that you are as thick as two short planks. Mr a real supporter. . This is in view of the fact that you have clearly not read my post properly. I am in agreement that they should have been removed from their posts but I understood what they were trying to do. Unfortunately it did not work out for them. . Your stupid comment reflects the fact that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Re-read my original post more carefully. You might even agree with what I have said. . Regards[/p][/quote]Oh dear, have you wet your pants and your carer is ignoring you. Grow up you silly person and troll somewhere else. Oh and keep the name calling in line like your racist comments. Regards[/p][/quote]Pr@t thank god all REAL supporters are not so disgusting as you seem to be.[/p][/quote]Great debate, is this your first go? kalebmoledirt

7:31pm Tue 7 Jan 14

gameon says...

abc100 wrote:
gameon wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
abc100 wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us
Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.
He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.
He was always whinging on the park looking down on his team mates didnt want to know if the going got tough Ask Tony Pulis what he thinks of him he was sacked and drifted into local non league if it wasnt for Mitchell brooks would never ever have been given a job in pro footy Good player never pretty player if there was no chance of getting Hurt yes
Ask Tony Pulis, have you seen what sort of players he likes and how he gets his sides to play, yeah I'm not surprised Brooks wasn't his type of player !!!!
Of course he wasnt Pulis is a winner not a whinger if your Man was that good how come at age 33 when Bmth sacked him he couldnt get another Pro club best he could get was local clubs even played sunday morning for a pub side is that the mark of a good player ?? Pulis may not be your kind of Manager but he knows how to play the opposition with what hes got we cant all like pretty powder puff players
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gameon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us[/p][/quote]Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.[/p][/quote]He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.[/p][/quote]He was always whinging on the park looking down on his team mates didnt want to know if the going got tough Ask Tony Pulis what he thinks of him he was sacked and drifted into local non league if it wasnt for Mitchell brooks would never ever have been given a job in pro footy Good player never pretty player if there was no chance of getting Hurt yes[/p][/quote]Ask Tony Pulis, have you seen what sort of players he likes and how he gets his sides to play, yeah I'm not surprised Brooks wasn't his type of player !!!![/p][/quote]Of course he wasnt Pulis is a winner not a whinger if your Man was that good how come at age 33 when Bmth sacked him he couldnt get another Pro club best he could get was local clubs even played sunday morning for a pub side is that the mark of a good player ?? Pulis may not be your kind of Manager but he knows how to play the opposition with what hes got we cant all like pretty powder puff players gameon

7:45pm Tue 7 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

holdinkæft wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
smhinto wrote:
a real supporter wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
smhinto wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards
How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,
You are both truly a pair of knobs.
Then i suggest that you are as thick as two short planks. Mr a real supporter. . This is in view of the fact that you have clearly not read my post properly. I am in agreement that they should have been removed from their posts but I understood what they were trying to do. Unfortunately it did not work out for them. . Your stupid comment reflects the fact that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Re-read my original post more carefully. You might even agree with what I have said. . Regards
Oh dear, have you wet your pants and your carer is ignoring you. Grow up you silly person and troll somewhere else. Oh and keep the name calling in line like your racist comments. Regards
Pr@t
thank god all REAL supporters are not so disgusting as you seem to be.
The heart sinks listening to this drivel.Why is it the thickest inarticulate fans seem to dominate the debate.get real football lives on results .bring on the abuse
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: In a way I do feel for them. I believed all along that they were better coaches than they were managers. Rather like Kevin Bond in a way. I do not think thy did a too badder job at youth level to be honest. . I do share the opinion that they should have been relieved of their duties with th first team when they were as they would have got us relegated. . However, with that said I did have the forsight of underdstanding what they were trying to do. Playing the diamond formation which they implemented would have worked eventually, but we did not have the players suited to that style. They would have come good eventually but they ran out of time and games to get it right. . As coaches i respect them totally. . Yes I do agree to getting Joe Roach back. . Regards[/p][/quote]How many of todays squad were bought by them? I thought they were not given time enough. But fans want results,[/p][/quote]You are both truly a pair of knobs.[/p][/quote]Then i suggest that you are as thick as two short planks. Mr a real supporter. . This is in view of the fact that you have clearly not read my post properly. I am in agreement that they should have been removed from their posts but I understood what they were trying to do. Unfortunately it did not work out for them. . Your stupid comment reflects the fact that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Re-read my original post more carefully. You might even agree with what I have said. . Regards[/p][/quote]Oh dear, have you wet your pants and your carer is ignoring you. Grow up you silly person and troll somewhere else. Oh and keep the name calling in line like your racist comments. Regards[/p][/quote]Pr@t thank god all REAL supporters are not so disgusting as you seem to be.[/p][/quote]The heart sinks listening to this drivel.Why is it the thickest inarticulate fans seem to dominate the debate.get real football lives on results .bring on the abuse kalebmoledirt

8:00pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Badboy51 says...

Why are so many people convinced that Joe Roach is that good he was at the club for aprox 10 years, so how many did he unearth in this period? would he be paid much on commission for the number he discovered? So is he the man you think he is?
Why are so many people convinced that Joe Roach is that good he was at the club for aprox 10 years, so how many did he unearth in this period? would he be paid much on commission for the number he discovered? So is he the man you think he is? Badboy51

9:02pm Tue 7 Jan 14

bbit76 says...

Groves, Brook's and Mitchell gone. EH back. 2014 is looking like a great year! So surely it's time to bring Joe Roach back?
Groves, Brook's and Mitchell gone. EH back. 2014 is looking like a great year! So surely it's time to bring Joe Roach back? bbit76

9:35pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Phil McG (Italy) says...

I imagined at the time that Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks were moved sideways to avoid any compensation claims considering Bradbury and Wilcox were outstanding at the time.

Like abc100, I also thought Brooksy was a quality midfielder who formed great partnerships with Ian Bishop and Gavin Peacock. He just hasn't been able to step up into management. By all accounts he has been a good coach.
For the attention of 'Gameon', I think you'll find Tony Pulis had run ins with a lot of skillful players at the club, like Paul Wood and Keith Rowland. i appreciated Pulis as a 'hard nut' on the pitch for us but couldn't stand the style of football he served up between 1992 and 1994. I still came to the games though because AFCB are my team.

Lockandload, you said that you boycotted the club after the 0-4 defeat at Swindon yet you were one of the many outside Dean Court telling Mitchell to sack Groves and Brooks. So does that mean you waited outside the ground during the Walsall match so you could 'have a go'? That's sad.

I have to agree with 'The Lincoln Based Prophets' sentiments that Groves and Brooks tried to play a 'keep ball' style, which is attractive on the continent, but doesn't live up to the 'blood and thunder' impatient style British supporters are more used to. People still whinge on here when Eddie's team knock it around rather than getting shots away.

I wish them Groves and Brooks well in their future paths but it's better for Eddie and Jason that they aren't at the club anymore. I would also welcome the return of Joe Roach. Afterall, he helped to supply the likes of Ings, Vokes, Pitman, McQuoid and Partington. I'd also welcome the return of Mick Cunningham.
I imagined at the time that Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks were moved sideways to avoid any compensation claims considering Bradbury and Wilcox were outstanding at the time. Like abc100, I also thought Brooksy was a quality midfielder who formed great partnerships with Ian Bishop and Gavin Peacock. He just hasn't been able to step up into management. By all accounts he has been a good coach. For the attention of 'Gameon', I think you'll find Tony Pulis had run ins with a lot of skillful players at the club, like Paul Wood and Keith Rowland. i appreciated Pulis as a 'hard nut' on the pitch for us but couldn't stand the style of football he served up between 1992 and 1994. I still came to the games though because AFCB are my team. Lockandload, you said that you boycotted the club after the 0-4 defeat at Swindon yet you were one of the many outside Dean Court telling Mitchell to sack Groves and Brooks. So does that mean you waited outside the ground during the Walsall match so you could 'have a go'? That's sad. I have to agree with 'The Lincoln Based Prophets' sentiments that Groves and Brooks tried to play a 'keep ball' style, which is attractive on the continent, but doesn't live up to the 'blood and thunder' impatient style British supporters are more used to. People still whinge on here when Eddie's team knock it around rather than getting shots away. I wish them Groves and Brooks well in their future paths but it's better for Eddie and Jason that they aren't at the club anymore. I would also welcome the return of Joe Roach. Afterall, he helped to supply the likes of Ings, Vokes, Pitman, McQuoid and Partington. I'd also welcome the return of Mick Cunningham. Phil McG (Italy)

9:46pm Tue 7 Jan 14

abc100 says...

gameon wrote:
abc100 wrote:
gameon wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
abc100 wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us
Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.
He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.
He was always whinging on the park looking down on his team mates didnt want to know if the going got tough Ask Tony Pulis what he thinks of him he was sacked and drifted into local non league if it wasnt for Mitchell brooks would never ever have been given a job in pro footy Good player never pretty player if there was no chance of getting Hurt yes
Ask Tony Pulis, have you seen what sort of players he likes and how he gets his sides to play, yeah I'm not surprised Brooks wasn't his type of player !!!!
Of course he wasnt Pulis is a winner not a whinger if your Man was that good how come at age 33 when Bmth sacked him he couldnt get another Pro club best he could get was local clubs even played sunday morning for a pub side is that the mark of a good player ?? Pulis may not be your kind of Manager but he knows how to play the opposition with what hes got we cant all like pretty powder puff players
You must absolutly hate watching Afcb at the moment, think your in a very small minority that doesn't see that he was a good player for us, not in Bishops class but still a good player, sounds like you have something personal against him!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]gameon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gameon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I will try to remember Shaun Brooks for the player he was for us rather than coach, I know some cant look beyond his partnership with Grooves be he was a very good player for us[/p][/quote]Well said, me too, his parnership in midfield with Ian Bishop and Sean O'Driscoll took us to our highest ever position - so far! He was just promoted beyond his capabilities as a coach unfortunately.[/p][/quote]He was far too one footed . Could not use his left foot at all and very rarely tackled. Although he had natural skill he did not have the will to win like an arter or okane.[/p][/quote]He was always whinging on the park looking down on his team mates didnt want to know if the going got tough Ask Tony Pulis what he thinks of him he was sacked and drifted into local non league if it wasnt for Mitchell brooks would never ever have been given a job in pro footy Good player never pretty player if there was no chance of getting Hurt yes[/p][/quote]Ask Tony Pulis, have you seen what sort of players he likes and how he gets his sides to play, yeah I'm not surprised Brooks wasn't his type of player !!!![/p][/quote]Of course he wasnt Pulis is a winner not a whinger if your Man was that good how come at age 33 when Bmth sacked him he couldnt get another Pro club best he could get was local clubs even played sunday morning for a pub side is that the mark of a good player ?? Pulis may not be your kind of Manager but he knows how to play the opposition with what hes got we cant all like pretty powder puff players[/p][/quote]You must absolutly hate watching Afcb at the moment, think your in a very small minority that doesn't see that he was a good player for us, not in Bishops class but still a good player, sounds like you have something personal against him!!!!!! abc100

6:22am Wed 8 Jan 14

Rustyfootballer says...

Bring Joe Roach back please.
Bring Joe Roach back please. Rustyfootballer

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