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AFC Bournemouth: Coulibaly keen to make up for lost time

Bournemouth Echo: COMEBACK TRAIL: AFC Bournemouth winger Mohamed Coulibaly COMEBACK TRAIL: AFC Bournemouth winger Mohamed Coulibaly

COMEBACK man Mohamed Coulibaly is confident his style will be suited to English football as he battles to make up for lost time with Cherries.

The livewire winger this week returned to training with Eddie Howe’s squad after enduring an injury-disrupted start to his Dean Court career.

Coulibaly, who was signed from Grasshoppers on a free transfer last summer, has spent more than 14 weeks on the sidelines due to calf and Achilles problems.

The 25-year-old caught the eye and established himself as a crowd pleaser during pre-season but he has been restricted to just four Cherries appearances this term.

He started Cherries’ Championship opener against Charlton Athletic but has not played since coming on as a sub during the 3-1 defeat to Blackburn in September.

But after a painstaking rehabilitation mission, Coulibaly is determined to make an impact as he bids to repay the faith of Howe and the Dorset club.

He told the Daily Echo: “I have been back in training since Wednesday and I am feeling really good. I haven’t felt like this for a long time.

“I am just hoping to keep it up and trying to be ready to play a game as soon as possible.

“It is a really bad experience to come to your new club and then not being able to play. It was really difficult but now I just want to forget this and do my best for the second part of the season.

"I have seen a lot of the games and it was really hard for me to go to the stadium and watch the games when I couldn’t play.

“But I have to take the positives. I have seen the level and how the people play and I want to enjoy it.

“In Switzerland, they are more technical and keep more of the ball. Here, they play fast and all of the game is really fast.

"Both teams try to score and I think it is more spectacular. It is good for me because I like to attack and to run.”

Coulibaly will face competition from Cherries’ other wide players, such as Matt Ritchie, Ryan Fraser, Marc Pugh and Josh McQuoid.

He said: “It is good for the squad and the team.

“The most important thing is that the team have good results and if you have a lot of good players like this, the performances will be good and everyone will improve.”

Coulibaly was unearthed by manager Howe during Cherries’ summer training camp in Germany and Switzerland prior to making the move to Dean Court from Grasshoppers.

He added: “They (the club’s management) have been really good. They have been fantastic with me. I am really happy.

“I want to thank them for this on the pitch and to do my best and forget these first six months.”

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6:58pm Fri 10 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

From what I've seen so far I believe this guy. Good luck on the comeback trail Mo!
From what I've seen so far I believe this guy. Good luck on the comeback trail Mo! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 5

8:53pm Fri 10 Jan 14

West moors 1 says...

Can't wait to see the best of the promising player.
Can't wait to see the best of the promising player. West moors 1
  • Score: 4

9:20pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Court Side says...

Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.
Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets. Court Side
  • Score: 3

10:17pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Lowe-Ryder says...

Court Side wrote:
Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.
I've seen it suggested that Burnley paid something in the region of £800,000 for Barnes - possibly Eddie doesn't have that sort of cash to throw about right now. I know Brighton turned down their first offer of £500,000 so it was certainly more than that. Still, there's a chance that his arrival at Burnley means that Ings is on his way to Stoke, which might mean we get a cut of the fee - I'm assuming we did have a sell-on clause of course.
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.[/p][/quote]I've seen it suggested that Burnley paid something in the region of £800,000 for Barnes - possibly Eddie doesn't have that sort of cash to throw about right now. I know Brighton turned down their first offer of £500,000 so it was certainly more than that. Still, there's a chance that his arrival at Burnley means that Ings is on his way to Stoke, which might mean we get a cut of the fee - I'm assuming we did have a sell-on clause of course. Lowe-Ryder
  • Score: 0

10:45pm Fri 10 Jan 14

holdinkæft says...

Court Side wrote:
Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.
Why would we need a player like him? we loan out players with more skill.
Everybody on here seems to think we need a striker, when in fact we need cover in defence and midfield.
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.[/p][/quote]Why would we need a player like him? we loan out players with more skill. Everybody on here seems to think we need a striker, when in fact we need cover in defence and midfield. holdinkæft
  • Score: -7

8:46am Sat 11 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

Lowe-Ryder wrote:
Court Side wrote:
Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.
I've seen it suggested that Burnley paid something in the region of £800,000 for Barnes - possibly Eddie doesn't have that sort of cash to throw about right now. I know Brighton turned down their first offer of £500,000 so it was certainly more than that. Still, there's a chance that his arrival at Burnley means that Ings is on his way to Stoke, which might mean we get a cut of the fee - I'm assuming we did have a sell-on clause of course.
According to Perrett, the sell on clause for Ings would be 'nominal'..... Another bit of excellent negotiating skills by Tom Mitchell, it seems. Regards.
[quote][p][bold]Lowe-Ryder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.[/p][/quote]I've seen it suggested that Burnley paid something in the region of £800,000 for Barnes - possibly Eddie doesn't have that sort of cash to throw about right now. I know Brighton turned down their first offer of £500,000 so it was certainly more than that. Still, there's a chance that his arrival at Burnley means that Ings is on his way to Stoke, which might mean we get a cut of the fee - I'm assuming we did have a sell-on clause of course.[/p][/quote]According to Perrett, the sell on clause for Ings would be 'nominal'..... Another bit of excellent negotiating skills by Tom Mitchell, it seems. Regards. Mike Oxbig
  • Score: -7

10:04am Sat 11 Jan 14

c0ckbeard says...

Whilst I'm no Mitchell fan, despite the changes they made for the club. The deal for Ings was never likely to have a big sell on fee. We needed money there and then
Whilst I'm no Mitchell fan, despite the changes they made for the club. The deal for Ings was never likely to have a big sell on fee. We needed money there and then c0ckbeard
  • Score: 3

10:10am Sat 11 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

The injuries are gradually sorting themselves out, strong rumours today that Foggy is on his way to Portsmouth and that Dico a good French striker, currently at Wigan may be coming in. If Eddie can trim the squad a bit more, we might have room for some defensive/midfield cover.
The injuries are gradually sorting themselves out, strong rumours today that Foggy is on his way to Portsmouth and that Dico a good French striker, currently at Wigan may be coming in. If Eddie can trim the squad a bit more, we might have room for some defensive/midfield cover. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 0

10:13am Sat 11 Jan 14

horsted says...

Court Side wrote:
Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.
It could mean Vokes comes this way?
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.[/p][/quote]It could mean Vokes comes this way? horsted
  • Score: 0

10:30am Sat 11 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Court Side wrote:
Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.
Why would we need a player like him? we loan out players with more skill.
Everybody on here seems to think we need a striker, when in fact we need cover in defence and midfield.
What are you on about . What about cover for our strikers , if grabban gets injured we will be stuffed .
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.[/p][/quote]Why would we need a player like him? we loan out players with more skill. Everybody on here seems to think we need a striker, when in fact we need cover in defence and midfield.[/p][/quote]What are you on about . What about cover for our strikers , if grabban gets injured we will be stuffed . Nat1234
  • Score: 1

10:50am Sat 11 Jan 14

Lowe-Ryder says...

horsted wrote:
Court Side wrote:
Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.
It could mean Vokes comes this way?
As he signed a contract extension about 5 days ago that runs til 2017 I think that's very unlikely sadly...
[quote][p][bold]horsted[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.[/p][/quote]It could mean Vokes comes this way?[/p][/quote]As he signed a contract extension about 5 days ago that runs til 2017 I think that's very unlikely sadly... Lowe-Ryder
  • Score: 1

12:18pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Nice But Dim says...

Just read about interest in Wigan striker Nouha Dicko. Anyone else heard this. Also don't know him as a player - any good.
Just read about interest in Wigan striker Nouha Dicko. Anyone else heard this. Also don't know him as a player - any good. Nice But Dim
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Sat 11 Jan 14

smhinto says...

Nice But Dim wrote:
Just read about interest in Wigan striker Nouha Dicko. Anyone else heard this. Also don't know him as a player - any good.
I have seen him for 45 mins when at Rotherham. He is a natural goal scorer but he is in the same mode as Rantie i.e. quick sharp and can turn on a 5p coin. He will be fine if one is playing his game BUT I do not think AFCB will play his way.
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I do not think he would fit in to our style of play as Rotherham employed him up front in a 4-4-2 feeding off a target man i.e. getting a few knock downs etc.
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He runs the front channels well and causes League One central defenders numerous headaches with his quick turn of pace. Hence, five goals in six appearences for them.
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I do not think he is capable of playing in a lone striker role as we seem to prefer.
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Maybe that is why he is out of favour at Wigan
[quote][p][bold]Nice But Dim[/bold] wrote: Just read about interest in Wigan striker Nouha Dicko. Anyone else heard this. Also don't know him as a player - any good.[/p][/quote]I have seen him for 45 mins when at Rotherham. He is a natural goal scorer but he is in the same mode as Rantie i.e. quick sharp and can turn on a 5p coin. He will be fine if one is playing his game BUT I do not think AFCB will play his way. . I do not think he would fit in to our style of play as Rotherham employed him up front in a 4-4-2 feeding off a target man i.e. getting a few knock downs etc. . He runs the front channels well and causes League One central defenders numerous headaches with his quick turn of pace. Hence, five goals in six appearences for them. . I do not think he is capable of playing in a lone striker role as we seem to prefer. . Maybe that is why he is out of favour at Wigan smhinto
  • Score: 2

10:17am Tue 14 Jan 14

CC C-siders says...

horsted wrote:
Court Side wrote:
Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.
It could mean Vokes comes this way?
I think he has recently signed a 2 year contract
[quote][p][bold]horsted[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Just off topic for a moment, disappointed to see Ashley Barnes sign for Burnley today, would've thought he'd be the type of forward we'd be looking to get in. Think someone of his ilk would bring the best out of Rantie aswell. Nevermind, i'm sure Eddie's got his eye on other potential targets.[/p][/quote]It could mean Vokes comes this way?[/p][/quote]I think he has recently signed a 2 year contract CC C-siders
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