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AFC Bournemouth: Grabban takes centre stage in Dean Court draw (with video)

Bournemouth Echo: STRIKER: Lewis Grabban STRIKER: Lewis Grabban

LEWIS Grabban took centre stage as Cherries shared the spoils from a feisty showdown with Championship rivals Watford at Dean Court today.

Striker Grabban, who had looked set to complete a move to Brighton during the week, instead penned a new contract with Cherries ahead of kick-off.

The 26-year-old received a rousing cheer from the home crowd when his name was announced by Michael Botto and was in the thick of the action during an incident-packed second half.

Grabban, felled for a 62nd-minute penalty, put Cherries on level terms when he despatched the spot-kick to cancel out Gabriele Angella’s first-half headed opener.

Angella, who had netted twice when the Hornets had put six past Cherries in August, climbed highest to meet a Lewis McGugan free kick in first-half stoppage time.

However, the defender received a straight red card in the lead up to Cherries equalising in the second half, Angella sent off for hauling back Grabban, a decision which television replays clearly showed to have been incorrect.

Grabban, however, wasted a glorious chance to fire Cherries into the lead when he saw a second penalty beaten away by Hornets goalkeeper Manuel Almunia 10 minutes later.

Watford created the first clear opening when McGugan poked wide following a swift break and cross from Cristian Battocchio after 11 minutes.

Marc Pugh’s deflected effort was easily gathered by Hornets goalkeeper Manuel Almunia before Andrew Surman fired wide from the edge of the box.

Chances were few and far between in the early stages, a speculative drive from Matt Ritchie sailing over the crossbar midway through the first half.

Ritchie was then thwarted by Daniel Pudil’s block, the winger taking aim after he had been teed up by a combination of Grabban and Surman, only to see his effort deflected over the crossbar.

Lee Camp had to be on his toes after Battocchio had let fly from distance, the Cherries goalkeeper getting down smartly at his near post to turn his deflected effort past the upright.

Pugh fluffed his lines after he had been put through by Surman’s slide-rule pass, the winger, who appeared slightly off balance, screwing his shot into the Steve Fletcher Stand.

Watford opened the scoring in first-half stoppage time when defender Angella outjumped the Cherries defence to guide a header past Camp after meeting McGugan’s free-kick.

Charlie Daniels worked an opening following a neat one-two with Surman early in the second half, although the defender’s resultant shot was charged down.

Cherries levelled from the spot when Grabban, who had been felled for the penalty, sent Almunia the wrong way to register his 11th goal of the campaign.

And to compound Watford’s misery, defender Angella, the man deemed to have committed the foul, was sent packing after receiving a straight red card.

Buoyed by the goal, Cherries twice went close to taking the lead when efforts by Surman and Daniels both flashed past the post.

Although Cherries were awarded a second penalty when Pugh was sent sprawling, Grabban’s 72nd-minute spot-kick was beaten away by Almunia.

And the Spanish goalkeeper also performed heroics to keep out Eunan O’Kane’s effort after the midfielder had blasted a long-range drive through a crowd of players.

A miraculous saving block by Pudil denied Ritchie a late winner, while substitute Brett Pitman saw his rasping effort just clear the crossbar before a Daniels header went wide at the death.

Cherries: Camp, Francis, Ward, Elphick, Daniels, O’Kane, Ritchie, Arter, Surman (Rantie, 78), Pugh (Pitman, 78), Grabban. Unused subs: MacDonald, Fraser, Harte, Cook, Allsop (g/k).

Booked: Ritchie, Pitman.

Hornets: Almunia, Angella, Hall, Ekstrand, Iriney (Abdi, 25), Faraoni, Battocchio, McGugan (Murray, 50), Pudil, Deeney, Fabbrini (Anya, 78). Unused subs: Forestieri, Doyley, Bellerin, Bond (g/k).

Booked: Hall.

Sent-off: Angella.

Referee: Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire).

Attendance: 10,353 (including 1,423 away supporters).

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5:18pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards. Mike Oxbig
  • Score: -58

5:20pm Sat 18 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Forget goals from penalties,where are the struck or headed, goals,and why are we giving so many fouls away,It took Pitman only 3 minutes and 19 seconds to get booked after coming on.Even as kids we were taught never to place penalties in the same place.
Forget goals from penalties,where are the struck or headed, goals,and why are we giving so many fouls away,It took Pitman only 3 minutes and 19 seconds to get booked after coming on.Even as kids we were taught never to place penalties in the same place. pete woodley
  • Score: -38

5:20pm Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Abandon hope leave the stadium all is lost was smhintos advice last week ,I bet he was itching to post similar comments at half time ,very very unlucky not to come away with all three points today but a draw after the early season drubbing and the lose in league cup is not ideal but a point is a point
Abandon hope leave the stadium all is lost was smhintos advice last week ,I bet he was itching to post similar comments at half time ,very very unlucky not to come away with all three points today but a draw after the early season drubbing and the lose in league cup is not ideal but a point is a point alasdair1967
  • Score: 15

5:23pm Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
IDIOT GIVE IT A REST IF YOU DONT LIKE IT GO SUPPORT SOMEONE ELSE YOU WONT BE MISSED
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.[/p][/quote]IDIOT GIVE IT A REST IF YOU DONT LIKE IT GO SUPPORT SOMEONE ELSE YOU WONT BE MISSED alasdair1967
  • Score: 33

5:28pm Sat 18 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Whats happened to free speech.
Whats happened to free speech. pete woodley
  • Score: -32

5:30pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

Average game today . We must get a striker . I'm glad grabs has stayed with us , he ran his socks off today . It's the same old story tho . We go down the wings , but only grabs in the middle marked by 3 or 4. Defenders . I just can't see what sort of system Eddie is trying to play ? At times it looks like we are trying to walk the ball in the goal .
Average game today . We must get a striker . I'm glad grabs has stayed with us , he ran his socks off today . It's the same old story tho . We go down the wings , but only grabs in the middle marked by 3 or 4. Defenders . I just can't see what sort of system Eddie is trying to play ? At times it looks like we are trying to walk the ball in the goal . Nat1234
  • Score: 8

5:34pm Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
The only reason you want to see us at the foot of the table is due to your pre season bet was it not with rayben ?hope your saving as I still believe we will be top half finishers so best you do not go back on your bet season ticket was it not ? I recall reading all the bravado
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.[/p][/quote]The only reason you want to see us at the foot of the table is due to your pre season bet was it not with rayben ?hope your saving as I still believe we will be top half finishers so best you do not go back on your bet season ticket was it not ? I recall reading all the bravado alasdair1967
  • Score: 4

5:38pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
The only reason you want to see us at the foot of the table is due to your pre season bet was it not with rayben ?hope your saving as I still believe we will be top half finishers so best you do not go back on your bet season ticket was it not ? I recall reading all the bravado
You'd know all about bravado wouldn't you, soldier boy?
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.[/p][/quote]The only reason you want to see us at the foot of the table is due to your pre season bet was it not with rayben ?hope your saving as I still believe we will be top half finishers so best you do not go back on your bet season ticket was it not ? I recall reading all the bravado[/p][/quote]You'd know all about bravado wouldn't you, soldier boy? Mike Oxbig
  • Score: -35

5:39pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Deejaycee says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
You are a complete ah soul.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.[/p][/quote]You are a complete ah soul. Deejaycee
  • Score: 15

5:40pm Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
The only reason you want to see us at the foot of the table is due to your pre season bet was it not with rayben ?hope your saving as I still believe we will be top half finishers so best you do not go back on your bet season ticket was it not ? I recall reading all the bravado
You'd know all about bravado wouldn't you, soldier boy?
Truth hurts ?
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.[/p][/quote]The only reason you want to see us at the foot of the table is due to your pre season bet was it not with rayben ?hope your saving as I still believe we will be top half finishers so best you do not go back on your bet season ticket was it not ? I recall reading all the bravado[/p][/quote]You'd know all about bravado wouldn't you, soldier boy?[/p][/quote]Truth hurts ? alasdair1967
  • Score: -2

5:41pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

Just looked at the tables . It's a bit worrying 5 of the teams below us have a game in hand ..
Just looked at the tables . It's a bit worrying 5 of the teams below us have a game in hand .. Nat1234
  • Score: -8

5:45pm Sat 18 Jan 14

abc100 says...

We played well today, but we have a serious problem scoring goals from the amount of chances we create, I don't believe Eddie is not looking for a forward cos it's blindingly obvious we need one, glad Grabbon has stayed but he needs some help up there!!!
We played well today, but we have a serious problem scoring goals from the amount of chances we create, I don't believe Eddie is not looking for a forward cos it's blindingly obvious we need one, glad Grabbon has stayed but he needs some help up there!!! abc100
  • Score: 6

5:46pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cherrygood says...

Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it? cherrygood
  • Score: 6

5:57pm Sat 18 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been.

I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought.

Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do.

In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you!
Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been. I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought. Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do. In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you! nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 6

6:00pm Sat 18 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Now can someone tell me how I managed to spell move with an R when the two keys are miles apart on the keyboard!!! oh well I give up
Now can someone tell me how I managed to spell move with an R when the two keys are miles apart on the keyboard!!! oh well I give up nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 0

6:01pm Sat 18 Jan 14

devon fan says...

at least we managed to keep our points total moving, but when is Eddie going to forget his stubborn streak and play 2 up front especially at home, his team selections are costing us points had Pitman played he would have taken the penalties and would probably have scored from both, Eddie does not seem to grasp that possesion is no advantaage unless you use the ball wisely, I appreciate the WE LOVE EDDIE brigade will be up in arms, but I do respect Eddie for what he has done, but the system he is playing is costong us points and we cannot afford this
at least we managed to keep our points total moving, but when is Eddie going to forget his stubborn streak and play 2 up front especially at home, his team selections are costing us points had Pitman played he would have taken the penalties and would probably have scored from both, Eddie does not seem to grasp that possesion is no advantaage unless you use the ball wisely, I appreciate the WE LOVE EDDIE brigade will be up in arms, but I do respect Eddie for what he has done, but the system he is playing is costong us points and we cannot afford this devon fan
  • Score: 7

6:02pm Sat 18 Jan 14

mattblackthehat says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
Your mum
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.[/p][/quote]Your mum mattblackthehat
  • Score: -2

6:03pm Sat 18 Jan 14

West moors 1 says...

2 major mistakes today cost us a win. The first was letting Grabbon take the second penalty. The second mistake was putting on two so called strikers who at best are league 1standard when the team was doing well. If anyone should have come on it should of been Frazer. Entertaining afternoon but 2 valuable points lost in my view. EH buy some fire power and encourage our players to shoot. The only thing missing from O'Kane's performances is shots at goal. Class player but needs more confidence in and around the box to shoot.
2 major mistakes today cost us a win. The first was letting Grabbon take the second penalty. The second mistake was putting on two so called strikers who at best are league 1standard when the team was doing well. If anyone should have come on it should of been Frazer. Entertaining afternoon but 2 valuable points lost in my view. EH buy some fire power and encourage our players to shoot. The only thing missing from O'Kane's performances is shots at goal. Class player but needs more confidence in and around the box to shoot. West moors 1
  • Score: 4

6:04pm Sat 18 Jan 14

big_afcb_fan says...

yea you can have my ticket for £300!!
yea you can have my ticket for £300!! big_afcb_fan
  • Score: -6

6:04pm Sat 18 Jan 14

the amazon returns again says...

take note Mr Howe, we need 2 strikers up front at home, we need to score goals mate, goals wins games, it's not rocket science pal, get some bottle and get into the opposition. We used to play like that in your 1st spell in management. IMO Pugh is not good enough at this level, Frazer on the bench.!!!!!!!!. Finally if Cook is fit then play him, Elphick and Ward can't tie his boots.
take note Mr Howe, we need 2 strikers up front at home, we need to score goals mate, goals wins games, it's not rocket science pal, get some bottle and get into the opposition. We used to play like that in your 1st spell in management. IMO Pugh is not good enough at this level, Frazer on the bench.!!!!!!!!. Finally if Cook is fit then play him, Elphick and Ward can't tie his boots. the amazon returns again
  • Score: 9

6:05pm Sat 18 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Just looked at the tables . It's a bit worrying 5 of the teams below us have a game in hand ..
Wrong. Yeovil and Barnsley have games in hand but it makes no difference if they win cos the're 4 points behind Doncaster who are in the last relegation place. Sheff Weds and Charlton have games in hand but neither can overtake us with a win. Stop worrying, whilst we wont be challenging for promotion we wont get relegated and importantly the football has improved, not just compared to last season but the beginning of this season as well. Good, steady progress. My only worry is we don't have good cover for either full back. The 2 other teams who came up with us are both in relegation spots which demonstrates the progress.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Just looked at the tables . It's a bit worrying 5 of the teams below us have a game in hand ..[/p][/quote]Wrong. Yeovil and Barnsley have games in hand but it makes no difference if they win cos the're 4 points behind Doncaster who are in the last relegation place. Sheff Weds and Charlton have games in hand but neither can overtake us with a win. Stop worrying, whilst we wont be challenging for promotion we wont get relegated and importantly the football has improved, not just compared to last season but the beginning of this season as well. Good, steady progress. My only worry is we don't have good cover for either full back. The 2 other teams who came up with us are both in relegation spots which demonstrates the progress. bmthtillidie
  • Score: 14

6:08pm Sat 18 Jan 14

big_afcb_fan says...

liverpool 2-0 down to villa. one eye on their trip to DC maybe?
liverpool 2-0 down to villa. one eye on their trip to DC maybe? big_afcb_fan
  • Score: 3

6:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive
[quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive bmthtillidie
  • Score: 8

6:15pm Sat 18 Jan 14

boyerboy says...

Short of us getting a new centre forward, my other hope id that Oxbag runs away with Woodley - they are perfect for each other.... true fans would probably have a whip round to buy them honeymoon tickets( one way of course).
Short of us getting a new centre forward, my other hope id that Oxbag runs away with Woodley - they are perfect for each other.... true fans would probably have a whip round to buy them honeymoon tickets( one way of course). boyerboy
  • Score: 5

6:23pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cherrygood says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive
I was twenty feet from the incident and Almunia caught Pugh with his right hand which put him out of his stride and stopped him slotting the ball home. Ifthe ref gives a ppenalty he has to give a red card.

Saying that Pugh should have scored before he was brought down. No one except Richie takes a shot on.
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive[/p][/quote]I was twenty feet from the incident and Almunia caught Pugh with his right hand which put him out of his stride and stopped him slotting the ball home. Ifthe ref gives a ppenalty he has to give a red card. Saying that Pugh should have scored before he was brought down. No one except Richie takes a shot on. cherrygood
  • Score: 5

6:36pm Sat 18 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

How did we not win that??!! Dominated 2nd half but can't score in open play. However a point is a point gained and I enjoyed the match and we are surely getting closer to finishing theses teams off, well played boys!
How did we not win that??!! Dominated 2nd half but can't score in open play. However a point is a point gained and I enjoyed the match and we are surely getting closer to finishing theses teams off, well played boys! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 3

6:42pm Sat 18 Jan 14

raynad says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
Here he is again, first to post when we don't win, you must get a very strange kick from this Oxknob, must have had a bad childhood!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.[/p][/quote]Here he is again, first to post when we don't win, you must get a very strange kick from this Oxknob, must have had a bad childhood! raynad
  • Score: 2

6:45pm Sat 18 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

boyerboy wrote:
Short of us getting a new centre forward, my other hope id that Oxbag runs away with Woodley - they are perfect for each other.... true fans would probably have a whip round to buy them honeymoon tickets( one way of course).
Amazes me why these little boys want to waste there time trying to be big on here.If they on not on here they go to the game and practice swear words.They have not learnt that making personal insults,just shows their mentality.Quite comical some of them.
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Short of us getting a new centre forward, my other hope id that Oxbag runs away with Woodley - they are perfect for each other.... true fans would probably have a whip round to buy them honeymoon tickets( one way of course).[/p][/quote]Amazes me why these little boys want to waste there time trying to be big on here.If they on not on here they go to the game and practice swear words.They have not learnt that making personal insults,just shows their mentality.Quite comical some of them. pete woodley
  • Score: -4

6:46pm Sat 18 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

boyerboy wrote:
Short of us getting a new centre forward, my other hope id that Oxbag runs away with Woodley - they are perfect for each other.... true fans would probably have a whip round to buy them honeymoon tickets( one way of course).
Amazes me why these little boys want to waste there time trying to be big on here.If they on not on here they go to the game and practice swear words.They have not learnt that making personal insults,just shows their mentality.Quite comical some of them.
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Short of us getting a new centre forward, my other hope id that Oxbag runs away with Woodley - they are perfect for each other.... true fans would probably have a whip round to buy them honeymoon tickets( one way of course).[/p][/quote]Amazes me why these little boys want to waste there time trying to be big on here.If they on not on here they go to the game and practice swear words.They have not learnt that making personal insults,just shows their mentality.Quite comical some of them. pete woodley
  • Score: -3

6:50pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Juzz7777 says...

So frustrated ! Another game we should of comfortably won ! Hope these missed goal scoring chances doesn't come back to haunt us !
So frustrated ! Another game we should of comfortably won ! Hope these missed goal scoring chances doesn't come back to haunt us ! Juzz7777
  • Score: 1

6:52pm Sat 18 Jan 14

eaststandman says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
How did we not win that??!! Dominated 2nd half but can't score in open play. However a point is a point gained and I enjoyed the match and we are surely getting closer to finishing theses teams off, well played boys!
How did we not win ? Its simple. Eddie has told them that they must walk it into the net.
He has also said that it is absolutely forbidden for anyone and he means ANYONE to actually shoot.
Finally, if he finds any player supporting Grabban up front there'll be serious repercussions.
Entertaining stuff though today.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: How did we not win that??!! Dominated 2nd half but can't score in open play. However a point is a point gained and I enjoyed the match and we are surely getting closer to finishing theses teams off, well played boys![/p][/quote]How did we not win ? Its simple. Eddie has told them that they must walk it into the net. He has also said that it is absolutely forbidden for anyone and he means ANYONE to actually shoot. Finally, if he finds any player supporting Grabban up front there'll be serious repercussions. Entertaining stuff though today. eaststandman
  • Score: -2

6:57pm Sat 18 Jan 14

raynad says...

pete woodley wrote:
Forget goals from penalties,where are the struck or headed, goals,and why are we giving so many fouls away,It took Pitman only 3 minutes and 19 seconds to get booked after coming on.Even as kids we were taught never to place penalties in the same place.
Have not seen you on here lately big man, just been let out?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Forget goals from penalties,where are the struck or headed, goals,and why are we giving so many fouls away,It took Pitman only 3 minutes and 19 seconds to get booked after coming on.Even as kids we were taught never to place penalties in the same place.[/p][/quote]Have not seen you on here lately big man, just been let out? raynad
  • Score: 0

7:04pm Sat 18 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

raynad wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Forget goals from penalties,where are the struck or headed, goals,and why are we giving so many fouls away,It took Pitman only 3 minutes and 19 seconds to get booked after coming on.Even as kids we were taught never to place penalties in the same place.
Have not seen you on here lately big man, just been let out?
Grow up little boy.
[quote][p][bold]raynad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Forget goals from penalties,where are the struck or headed, goals,and why are we giving so many fouls away,It took Pitman only 3 minutes and 19 seconds to get booked after coming on.Even as kids we were taught never to place penalties in the same place.[/p][/quote]Have not seen you on here lately big man, just been let out?[/p][/quote]Grow up little boy. pete woodley
  • Score: -2

7:05pm Sat 18 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

raynad wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Forget goals from penalties,where are the struck or headed, goals,and why are we giving so many fouls away,It took Pitman only 3 minutes and 19 seconds to get booked after coming on.Even as kids we were taught never to place penalties in the same place.
Have not seen you on here lately big man, just been let out?
Grow up little boy.
[quote][p][bold]raynad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Forget goals from penalties,where are the struck or headed, goals,and why are we giving so many fouls away,It took Pitman only 3 minutes and 19 seconds to get booked after coming on.Even as kids we were taught never to place penalties in the same place.[/p][/quote]Have not seen you on here lately big man, just been let out?[/p][/quote]Grow up little boy. pete woodley
  • Score: -3

7:07pm Sat 18 Jan 14

AFCBade says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
Not a great fan of your comments but do share your concern that another 3 points when begging, we need to complete the job in these home draws
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.[/p][/quote]Not a great fan of your comments but do share your concern that another 3 points when begging, we need to complete the job in these home draws AFCBade
  • Score: 1

7:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
****
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.[/p][/quote]**** cheeriedriteup
  • Score: -3

7:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

So called fan wants offers on two "spare" TICKETS.
So called fan wants offers on two "spare" TICKETS. pete woodley
  • Score: -4

7:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

big_afcb_fan says...

bottom 3 all won today, didnt help,
bottom 3 all won today, didnt help, big_afcb_fan
  • Score: 3

7:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
May I ash you one question, did you watch the game today ?
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.[/p][/quote]May I ash you one question, did you watch the game today ? cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 4

7:12pm Sat 18 Jan 14

richieboy says...

cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Yes South stand now the place to be for atmosphere, banter very entertaining although a few more psu officers on duty would have made stewards feel a little less concerned?! Good game
[quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Yes South stand now the place to be for atmosphere, banter very entertaining although a few more psu officers on duty would have made stewards feel a little less concerned?! Good game richieboy
  • Score: 5

7:14pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Talkingheadera says...

Why can't oxbig ever comment when we win?
Because he isn't a fan. Please just ignore the oath.
Why can't oxbig ever comment when we win? Because he isn't a fan. Please just ignore the oath. Talkingheadera
  • Score: 6

7:19pm Sat 18 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

Who was the chap claiming to feel disgusted by Lewis, never wanted him to wear the Bournemouth shirt again???

I could hunt down the person whom left that comment yesterday but you know who you are!!!

Well done Lewis!!!!!!!!! :-)
Who was the chap claiming to feel disgusted by Lewis, never wanted him to wear the Bournemouth shirt again??? I could hunt down the person whom left that comment yesterday but you know who you are!!! Well done Lewis!!!!!!!!! :-) YafcbY
  • Score: 4

7:21pm Sat 18 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Echo sports editor any chance of giving us two comments columns!!
Echo sports editor any chance of giving us two comments columns!! nonnogeppetto
  • Score: -1

7:26pm Sat 18 Jan 14

canfordcherry says...

How did Almunia stay on after running at the ref and pushing him? Then continually moaning for the next 5 mins. He seems mentally unhinged. Watford should also be reported for surrounding the official after the penalty decision, which carries a fine and disciplinary points on their record. Also their manager was out of his technical area more than he was in it and obstructing the lino on several occasions. Saying that the ref handled a difficult game well if you think about the amount of time wasting and feigning injury they tried. Think we should have won but for some wonder blocks by their defenders.
How did Almunia stay on after running at the ref and pushing him? Then continually moaning for the next 5 mins. He seems mentally unhinged. Watford should also be reported for surrounding the official after the penalty decision, which carries a fine and disciplinary points on their record. Also their manager was out of his technical area more than he was in it and obstructing the lino on several occasions. Saying that the ref handled a difficult game well if you think about the amount of time wasting and feigning injury they tried. Think we should have won but for some wonder blocks by their defenders. canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

7:29pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

A very good game to watch today, a fine performance by AFCB, ok it should have been three points, I have to criticise Grabs on the second penalty as we all know that you the second should not go in the same area as the first, a different player should have taken it or Grabs fires it down the middle . Considering the result from the early part of the season we have come along way. I'm glad that we have the financial clout to improve players contracts, a good move I feel. Another bonus from today Mitchell was refused entry to his box by the police, :)
A very good game to watch today, a fine performance by AFCB, ok it should have been three points, I have to criticise Grabs on the second penalty as we all know that you the second should not go in the same area as the first, a different player should have taken it or Grabs fires it down the middle . Considering the result from the early part of the season we have come along way. I'm glad that we have the financial clout to improve players contracts, a good move I feel. Another bonus from today Mitchell was refused entry to his box by the police, :) cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 3

7:40pm Sat 18 Jan 14

matt68 says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive
Thanks for sharing that K**B
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive[/p][/quote]Thanks for sharing that K**B matt68
  • Score: 1

7:41pm Sat 18 Jan 14

matt68 says...

raynad wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.
Here he is again, first to post when we don't win, you must get a very strange kick from this Oxknob, must have had a bad childhood!
He still is a child!
[quote][p][bold]raynad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Yet another game goes by without us scoring a goal in open play. Only 3 wins in 14 league games now. The relegation pack are closing in on us. Regards.[/p][/quote]Here he is again, first to post when we don't win, you must get a very strange kick from this Oxknob, must have had a bad childhood![/p][/quote]He still is a child! matt68
  • Score: -1

7:54pm Sat 18 Jan 14

gtd says...

We need two strikers up front; we need Pitman to start. What is Eddie playing at?
We need two strikers up front; we need Pitman to start. What is Eddie playing at? gtd
  • Score: 1

8:04pm Sat 18 Jan 14

raynad says...

pete woodley wrote:
raynad wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Forget goals from penalties,where are the struck or headed, goals,and why are we giving so many fouls away,It took Pitman only 3 minutes and 19 seconds to get booked after coming on.Even as kids we were taught never to place penalties in the same place.
Have not seen you on here lately big man, just been let out?
Grow up little boy.
Ha, ha, ha, fool!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raynad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Forget goals from penalties,where are the struck or headed, goals,and why are we giving so many fouls away,It took Pitman only 3 minutes and 19 seconds to get booked after coming on.Even as kids we were taught never to place penalties in the same place.[/p][/quote]Have not seen you on here lately big man, just been let out?[/p][/quote]Grow up little boy.[/p][/quote]Ha, ha, ha, fool! raynad
  • Score: 0

8:07pm Sat 18 Jan 14

WHYNOT says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been.

I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought.

Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do.

In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you!
who are you to tell people they are not welcome on here, spare ticket are you for real ??
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been. I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought. Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do. In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you![/p][/quote]who are you to tell people they are not welcome on here, spare ticket are you for real ?? WHYNOT
  • Score: 1

8:14pm Sat 18 Jan 14

WHYNOT says...

pete woodley wrote:
Whats happened to free speech.
no such thing on here, you must not criticise mr howe even though he approaches every home game with a try not to lose attitude with his negative one up front
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Whats happened to free speech.[/p][/quote]no such thing on here, you must not criticise mr howe even though he approaches every home game with a try not to lose attitude with his negative one up front WHYNOT
  • Score: -3

8:29pm Sat 18 Jan 14

smhinto says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been.

I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought.

Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do.

In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you!
The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT.
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There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face.
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My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality.
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Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!!
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What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair.
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I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places.
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Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact.
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To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been. I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought. Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do. In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you![/p][/quote]The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT. . There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face. . My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. . Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!! . What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair. . I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places. . Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact. . To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts. smhinto
  • Score: -41

8:40pm Sat 18 Jan 14

WHYNOT says...

smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been.

I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought.

Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do.

In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you!
The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT.
.
There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face.
.
My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality.
.
Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!!
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What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair.
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I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places.
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Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact.
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To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.
well said smhinto
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been. I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought. Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do. In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you![/p][/quote]The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT. . There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face. . My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. . Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!! . What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair. . I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places. . Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact. . To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.[/p][/quote]well said smhinto WHYNOT
  • Score: -26

8:42pm Sat 18 Jan 14

JessyM says...

Need two strikers. Grabban is great at holding up the ball but neeed someone to actually put the ball in the back of the net. No point just passing the ball around if it doesn't result in goals. Put Fraser in instead of Pugh. Has much more pace.22
Need two strikers. Grabban is great at holding up the ball but neeed someone to actually put the ball in the back of the net. No point just passing the ball around if it doesn't result in goals. Put Fraser in instead of Pugh. Has much more pace.22 JessyM
  • Score: 6

8:48pm Sat 18 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been.

I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought.

Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do.

In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you!
The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT.
.
There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face.
.
My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality.
.
Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!!
.
What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair.
.
I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places.
.
Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact.
.
To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.
I hope you enjoy your sherbets smhinto I think you will find that quite a number of us accept that the team needs strengthening the possible difference is that the majority of us understand that there isn't a magic wand for EH to wave and produce the players that you and us refer to without spending megabucks and also the possibility of players not wishing to come and play for such a lowly club such as AFCB. I hope you will be generous enough to accept that point of you and not consider us empty heads for holding such view.

As for Oxbig I believe that he got the thumbs down for giving the impression (please note give the impression) of being pleased that we are proven wrong even though he wasn't at the game. I cannot speak for those who gave him the thumbs down but I am only offering an explanation.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been. I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought. Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do. In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you![/p][/quote]The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT. . There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face. . My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. . Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!! . What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair. . I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places. . Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact. . To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.[/p][/quote]I hope you enjoy your sherbets smhinto I think you will find that quite a number of us accept that the team needs strengthening the possible difference is that the majority of us understand that there isn't a magic wand for EH to wave and produce the players that you and us refer to without spending megabucks and also the possibility of players not wishing to come and play for such a lowly club such as AFCB. I hope you will be generous enough to accept that point of you and not consider us empty heads for holding such view. As for Oxbig I believe that he got the thumbs down for giving the impression (please note give the impression) of being pleased that we are proven wrong even though he wasn't at the game. I cannot speak for those who gave him the thumbs down but I am only offering an explanation. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 9

9:29pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cherrygood says...

smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been.

I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought.

Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do.

In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you!
The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT.
.
There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face.
.
My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality.
.
Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!!
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What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair.
.
I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places.
.
Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact.
.
To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.
You really don't get it do you smhinto.

Either that or you and Oxbig are simply the two biggest WUM's to grace these comments pages in recent times.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been. I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought. Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do. In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you![/p][/quote]The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT. . There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face. . My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. . Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!! . What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair. . I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places. . Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact. . To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.[/p][/quote]You really don't get it do you smhinto. Either that or you and Oxbig are simply the two biggest WUM's to grace these comments pages in recent times. cherrygood
  • Score: 7

9:43pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Rotterdam says...

smhinto:

" My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. "

But we've scored plenty of goals. Just ten teams have scored more than AFCB. Only one team (Millwall) has conceded more. Doesn't that suggest that, if there is a problem at all, it's with the defence. Now, we've stopped shipping quite so many goals by having a deep midfielder, but that in turn makes it a bit more difficult to score.

With respect, I think you're a bit impatient, almost as if you think we should already be challenging for the playoffs. EH is an intelligent manager, and he'll be taking a longer view, which has to take account of the limited resources we have here. And I'm sure Max Denim appreciates that.
smhinto: " My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. " But we've scored plenty of goals. Just ten teams have scored more than AFCB. Only one team (Millwall) has conceded more. Doesn't that suggest that, if there is a problem at all, it's with the defence. Now, we've stopped shipping quite so many goals by having a deep midfielder, but that in turn makes it a bit more difficult to score. With respect, I think you're a bit impatient, almost as if you think we should already be challenging for the playoffs. EH is an intelligent manager, and he'll be taking a longer view, which has to take account of the limited resources we have here. And I'm sure Max Denim appreciates that. Rotterdam
  • Score: 6

9:47pm Sat 18 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
A very good game to watch today, a fine performance by AFCB, ok it should have been three points, I have to criticise Grabs on the second penalty as we all know that you the second should not go in the same area as the first, a different player should have taken it or Grabs fires it down the middle . Considering the result from the early part of the season we have come along way. I'm glad that we have the financial clout to improve players contracts, a good move I feel. Another bonus from today Mitchell was refused entry to his box by the police, :)
Why was Mitchell refused ?.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: A very good game to watch today, a fine performance by AFCB, ok it should have been three points, I have to criticise Grabs on the second penalty as we all know that you the second should not go in the same area as the first, a different player should have taken it or Grabs fires it down the middle . Considering the result from the early part of the season we have come along way. I'm glad that we have the financial clout to improve players contracts, a good move I feel. Another bonus from today Mitchell was refused entry to his box by the police, :)[/p][/quote]Why was Mitchell refused ?. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

9:48pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been.

I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought.

Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do.

In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you!
The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT.
.
There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face.
.
My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality.
.
Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!!
.
What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair.
.
I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places.
.
Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact.
.
To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.
As you were not at AFCB you will not be aware that every time we got the ball to the 18 yard box there were 8 yellow shirts behind the ball defending their goal, plus an ex Arsenal goal keeper, when they received a red card there was 9 behind the ball as they were happy with the draw by then, not even Man City can break down defences that easy despite of oxpig so opinions , we were dominant in the possession once again, we need to be more creative in front of goal but this isn't to criticise the lone striker, I have said before spread the responsibility and scores goals across forwards and midfielders . We are half way through the season, compare the results and see the improvements, I'm sure we will survive in this league, if not you will still be there with the same comments ( it's good to hear from you again by the way, the silence after the Burton game was unbearable )
I will also reiterate to the majority of ever lasting Mitchell fans , I have been saying for about three months that Mitchell should be judged at the end of year finances of the club are submitted, today he was BANNED from the stadium for spending the clubs money without authorisation, an interesting couple of months ahead on this front, until then up the cherries and make LFC work very hard at the weekend
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been. I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought. Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do. In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you![/p][/quote]The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT. . There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face. . My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. . Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!! . What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair. . I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places. . Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact. . To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.[/p][/quote]As you were not at AFCB you will not be aware that every time we got the ball to the 18 yard box there were 8 yellow shirts behind the ball defending their goal, plus an ex Arsenal goal keeper, when they received a red card there was 9 behind the ball as they were happy with the draw by then, not even Man City can break down defences that easy despite of oxpig so opinions , we were dominant in the possession once again, we need to be more creative in front of goal but this isn't to criticise the lone striker, I have said before spread the responsibility and scores goals across forwards and midfielders . We are half way through the season, compare the results and see the improvements, I'm sure we will survive in this league, if not you will still be there with the same comments ( it's good to hear from you again by the way, the silence after the Burton game was unbearable ) I will also reiterate to the majority of ever lasting Mitchell fans , I have been saying for about three months that Mitchell should be judged at the end of year finances of the club are submitted, today he was BANNED from the stadium for spending the clubs money without authorisation, an interesting couple of months ahead on this front, until then up the cherries and make LFC work very hard at the weekend cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 5

9:51pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

pete woodley wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
A very good game to watch today, a fine performance by AFCB, ok it should have been three points, I have to criticise Grabs on the second penalty as we all know that you the second should not go in the same area as the first, a different player should have taken it or Grabs fires it down the middle . Considering the result from the early part of the season we have come along way. I'm glad that we have the financial clout to improve players contracts, a good move I feel. Another bonus from today Mitchell was refused entry to his box by the police, :)
Why was Mitchell refused ?.
It has come to light that he had spent the clubs money inappropriately so Max refused the entry and hired in his own doorman ( the huge black guy ) and informed the police trouble was at mill, Mitchell threatened to return but I'm not sure if he did , I sit in. Front of his box and can confirm that it was empty
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: A very good game to watch today, a fine performance by AFCB, ok it should have been three points, I have to criticise Grabs on the second penalty as we all know that you the second should not go in the same area as the first, a different player should have taken it or Grabs fires it down the middle . Considering the result from the early part of the season we have come along way. I'm glad that we have the financial clout to improve players contracts, a good move I feel. Another bonus from today Mitchell was refused entry to his box by the police, :)[/p][/quote]Why was Mitchell refused ?.[/p][/quote]It has come to light that he had spent the clubs money inappropriately so Max refused the entry and hired in his own doorman ( the huge black guy ) and informed the police trouble was at mill, Mitchell threatened to return but I'm not sure if he did , I sit in. Front of his box and can confirm that it was empty cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 2

9:52pm Sat 18 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Rotterdam wrote:
smhinto:

" My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. "

But we've scored plenty of goals. Just ten teams have scored more than AFCB. Only one team (Millwall) has conceded more. Doesn't that suggest that, if there is a problem at all, it's with the defence. Now, we've stopped shipping quite so many goals by having a deep midfielder, but that in turn makes it a bit more difficult to score.

With respect, I think you're a bit impatient, almost as if you think we should already be challenging for the playoffs. EH is an intelligent manager, and he'll be taking a longer view, which has to take account of the limited resources we have here. And I'm sure Max Denim appreciates that.
I get the impression that he either doesn't read what we say except when suits him or he reads them and fail to acknowledge our valid point of view. Maybe he is busy drinking his sherbets but I wonder if he reads my reply and give a constructive view to what I have said. I like to think that he would but I am not holding my breath. Just in case you do reply. Please read what I said digest it and see whether you can find some common ground where we do actually agree.
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: smhinto: " My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. " But we've scored plenty of goals. Just ten teams have scored more than AFCB. Only one team (Millwall) has conceded more. Doesn't that suggest that, if there is a problem at all, it's with the defence. Now, we've stopped shipping quite so many goals by having a deep midfielder, but that in turn makes it a bit more difficult to score. With respect, I think you're a bit impatient, almost as if you think we should already be challenging for the playoffs. EH is an intelligent manager, and he'll be taking a longer view, which has to take account of the limited resources we have here. And I'm sure Max Denim appreciates that.[/p][/quote]I get the impression that he either doesn't read what we say except when suits him or he reads them and fail to acknowledge our valid point of view. Maybe he is busy drinking his sherbets but I wonder if he reads my reply and give a constructive view to what I have said. I like to think that he would but I am not holding my breath. Just in case you do reply. Please read what I said digest it and see whether you can find some common ground where we do actually agree. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 0

9:54pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Average game today . We must get a striker . I'm glad grabs has stayed with us , he ran his socks off today . It's the same old story tho . We go down the wings , but only grabs in the middle marked by 3 or 4. Defenders . I just can't see what sort of system Eddie is trying to play ? At times it looks like we are trying to walk the ball in the goal .
I don't agree that it was an average game, if I was neutral it would be a good game , as for walking the ball into the net, I have to agree, two seasons ago we would shot from anywhere,
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Average game today . We must get a striker . I'm glad grabs has stayed with us , he ran his socks off today . It's the same old story tho . We go down the wings , but only grabs in the middle marked by 3 or 4. Defenders . I just can't see what sort of system Eddie is trying to play ? At times it looks like we are trying to walk the ball in the goal .[/p][/quote]I don't agree that it was an average game, if I was neutral it would be a good game , as for walking the ball into the net, I have to agree, two seasons ago we would shot from anywhere, cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 1

10:20pm Sat 18 Jan 14

N Smith says...

YafcbY wrote:
Who was the chap claiming to feel disgusted by Lewis, never wanted him to wear the Bournemouth shirt again???

I could hunt down the person whom left that comment yesterday but you know who you are!!!

Well done Lewis!!!!!!!!! :-)
Grabbs played the club got himself a big pay rise, well done Lewis
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Who was the chap claiming to feel disgusted by Lewis, never wanted him to wear the Bournemouth shirt again??? I could hunt down the person whom left that comment yesterday but you know who you are!!! Well done Lewis!!!!!!!!! :-)[/p][/quote]Grabbs played the club got himself a big pay rise, well done Lewis N Smith
  • Score: 3

10:24pm Sat 18 Jan 14

susi.m says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive
It looked like he was caught when I saw it on Sky just now.
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive[/p][/quote]It looked like he was caught when I saw it on Sky just now. susi.m
  • Score: 0

10:28pm Sat 18 Jan 14

60's cherries fan says...

devon fan wrote:
at least we managed to keep our points total moving, but when is Eddie going to forget his stubborn streak and play 2 up front especially at home, his team selections are costing us points had Pitman played he would have taken the penalties and would probably have scored from both, Eddie does not seem to grasp that possesion is no advantaage unless you use the ball wisely, I appreciate the WE LOVE EDDIE brigade will be up in arms, but I do respect Eddie for what he has done, but the system he is playing is costong us points and we cannot afford this
Actually, until today, Grabban had NEVER missed a penalty, Pitman has.................
.. and he gives 25% effort when on pitch compared to Grabban
Just my observation
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: at least we managed to keep our points total moving, but when is Eddie going to forget his stubborn streak and play 2 up front especially at home, his team selections are costing us points had Pitman played he would have taken the penalties and would probably have scored from both, Eddie does not seem to grasp that possesion is no advantaage unless you use the ball wisely, I appreciate the WE LOVE EDDIE brigade will be up in arms, but I do respect Eddie for what he has done, but the system he is playing is costong us points and we cannot afford this[/p][/quote]Actually, until today, Grabban had NEVER missed a penalty, Pitman has................. .. and he gives 25% effort when on pitch compared to Grabban Just my observation 60's cherries fan
  • Score: 3

11:16pm Sat 18 Jan 14

galadriel says...

smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been.

I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought.

Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do.

In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you!
The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT.
.
There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face.
.
My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality.
.
Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!!
.
What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair.
.
I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places.
.
Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact.
.
To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.
You just don't get it, do you, Smhinto? It's your arrogant, know it all attitude that irritates. Calling us 'stupid people' isn't going to win you any prizes for tact and constructive criticism either. You weren't at the match, you very rarely attend, if ever; you're hardly an AFCB supporter, so what the hell have our games, team selection, squad, or anything else got to do with you anyway?
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been. I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought. Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do. In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you![/p][/quote]The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT. . There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face. . My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. . Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!! . What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair. . I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places. . Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact. . To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.[/p][/quote]You just don't get it, do you, Smhinto? It's your arrogant, know it all attitude that irritates. Calling us 'stupid people' isn't going to win you any prizes for tact and constructive criticism either. You weren't at the match, you very rarely attend, if ever; you're hardly an AFCB supporter, so what the hell have our games, team selection, squad, or anything else got to do with you anyway? galadriel
  • Score: 17

11:53pm Sat 18 Jan 14

UTCIADjack says...

smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been.

I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought.

Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do.

In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you!
The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT.
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There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face.
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My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality.
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Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!!
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What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair.
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I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places.
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Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact.
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To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.
hey, arent you the bloke that said grabban "wasn't cut out for championship level"? or did I "misread" that?
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been. I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought. Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do. In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you![/p][/quote]The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT. . There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face. . My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. . Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!! . What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair. . I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places. . Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact. . To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.[/p][/quote]hey, arent you the bloke that said grabban "wasn't cut out for championship level"? or did I "misread" that? UTCIADjack
  • Score: 3

1:41am Sun 19 Jan 14

Judaas says...

I don't comment very often, but today there needs comments.
Firstly, why are we playing a lone striker up front when we are home?
Secondly, why are our midfield not busting a gut to get in the box when we have a strong attacking position? Many,many times in the game the ball was directed towards Grabban up front (especially in the first half) and there was no one within 30 and sometimes 50 yards near him, against 3-4 defenders. Why?
Lastly, why do we play at a pace that looks like an over 40's game, played on a Sunday afternoon after a 3 hours on the beer at lunchtime against a team who had NO commitment to win the game in the last 20 minutes?
PS. The referee was very poor today, he didn't give the first penalty, and/or sending off. But more importantly he didn't send the guy off for the second penalty. The ref bottled it.
Lastly, why is Elphick playing in front of Cook and Ward?
If he plays next week we will lose by 5 goals or more.
I don't comment very often, but today there needs comments. Firstly, why are we playing a lone striker up front when we are home? Secondly, why are our midfield not busting a gut to get in the box when we have a strong attacking position? Many,many times in the game the ball was directed towards Grabban up front (especially in the first half) and there was no one within 30 and sometimes 50 yards near him, against 3-4 defenders. Why? Lastly, why do we play at a pace that looks like an over 40's game, played on a Sunday afternoon after a 3 hours on the beer at lunchtime against a team who had NO commitment to win the game in the last 20 minutes? PS. The referee was very poor today, he didn't give the first penalty, and/or sending off. But more importantly he didn't send the guy off for the second penalty. The ref bottled it. Lastly, why is Elphick playing in front of Cook and Ward? If he plays next week we will lose by 5 goals or more. Judaas
  • Score: 2

2:37am Sun 19 Jan 14

poolepaul says...

Can we just not ignore the obvious trolls on here that are smhinto and oxsmall...they are just obviously just here to get a rise....every reply to them is just fuel for them, duplo sets.
Can we just not ignore the obvious trolls on here that are smhinto and oxsmall...they are just obviously just here to get a rise....every reply to them is just fuel for them, duplo sets. poolepaul
  • Score: 2

2:38am Sun 19 Jan 14

poolepaul says...

poolepaul wrote:
Can we just not ignore the obvious trolls on here that are smhinto and oxsmall...they are just obviously just here to get a rise....every reply to them is just fuel for them, duplo sets.
Meant to say let them go play with their duplo sets....**** keyboard.
[quote][p][bold]poolepaul[/bold] wrote: Can we just not ignore the obvious trolls on here that are smhinto and oxsmall...they are just obviously just here to get a rise....every reply to them is just fuel for them, duplo sets.[/p][/quote]Meant to say let them go play with their duplo sets....**** keyboard. poolepaul
  • Score: -1

7:56am Sun 19 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

pete woodley wrote:
Whats happened to free speech.
That's was outlawed many years ago.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Whats happened to free speech.[/p][/quote]That's was outlawed many years ago. Lord Spring
  • Score: 3

9:30am Sun 19 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

Judaas wrote:
I don't comment very often, but today there needs comments.
Firstly, why are we playing a lone striker up front when we are home?
Secondly, why are our midfield not busting a gut to get in the box when we have a strong attacking position? Many,many times in the game the ball was directed towards Grabban up front (especially in the first half) and there was no one within 30 and sometimes 50 yards near him, against 3-4 defenders. Why?
Lastly, why do we play at a pace that looks like an over 40's game, played on a Sunday afternoon after a 3 hours on the beer at lunchtime against a team who had NO commitment to win the game in the last 20 minutes?
PS. The referee was very poor today, he didn't give the first penalty, and/or sending off. But more importantly he didn't send the guy off for the second penalty. The ref bottled it.
Lastly, why is Elphick playing in front of Cook and Ward?
If he plays next week we will lose by 5 goals or more.
I agree , we have got a real problem in front of goal . And I just can't see it getting any better unless Eddie signs at least 2 new forwards . We haven't got the forwards in the squad at the moment . To many headless chickens , I won't mention there names everyone will know who I mean . Also I think our centre backs should be ward and Cooke no question about that . Elphick gives the ball away to much .
[quote][p][bold]Judaas[/bold] wrote: I don't comment very often, but today there needs comments. Firstly, why are we playing a lone striker up front when we are home? Secondly, why are our midfield not busting a gut to get in the box when we have a strong attacking position? Many,many times in the game the ball was directed towards Grabban up front (especially in the first half) and there was no one within 30 and sometimes 50 yards near him, against 3-4 defenders. Why? Lastly, why do we play at a pace that looks like an over 40's game, played on a Sunday afternoon after a 3 hours on the beer at lunchtime against a team who had NO commitment to win the game in the last 20 minutes? PS. The referee was very poor today, he didn't give the first penalty, and/or sending off. But more importantly he didn't send the guy off for the second penalty. The ref bottled it. Lastly, why is Elphick playing in front of Cook and Ward? If he plays next week we will lose by 5 goals or more.[/p][/quote]I agree , we have got a real problem in front of goal . And I just can't see it getting any better unless Eddie signs at least 2 new forwards . We haven't got the forwards in the squad at the moment . To many headless chickens , I won't mention there names everyone will know who I mean . Also I think our centre backs should be ward and Cooke no question about that . Elphick gives the ball away to much . Nat1234
  • Score: 2

10:01am Sun 19 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

The comments about trying to walk the ball in,seem to be right on the mark.The first half against Yeovil were a clear example,some of our players were well inside the box,and still would not shoot,there again,when many times we have had over 20 shots and not scored perhaps there is a reason ?.
The comments about trying to walk the ball in,seem to be right on the mark.The first half against Yeovil were a clear example,some of our players were well inside the box,and still would not shoot,there again,when many times we have had over 20 shots and not scored perhaps there is a reason ?. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

10:16am Sun 19 Jan 14

Local fan says...

Another brilliant day at Dean Court with some superb performances, we have come so far since Eddie returned - the man is a genius. The miraculous three shot save from their top rated goalie kept us from winning.
Another brilliant day at Dean Court with some superb performances, we have come so far since Eddie returned - the man is a genius. The miraculous three shot save from their top rated goalie kept us from winning. Local fan
  • Score: -1

11:24am Sun 19 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

The only criticism I would make of yesterdays game would be the failure to support Grabbham by the midfield, to make a lone striker role work properly the supporting players have to make a contribution and score goals. They get into good positions, Pugh could easily have had a hat trick , but other than Ritchie seem reluctant to shoot. It may well be that they feel pressure when playing at home, try too hard and snatch at chances, certainly our better performances seem to be in away games, but with the leading teams due here, as well as those in the drop zone, we do need Dean Court to become a fortress. We should have and would have won yesterday , but for a wonderful display from their goal keeper . Need to put 3/4 past Huddersfield to get a roll going. But great entertainment! As for the 3/4 "carpers" their sole intent is to provoke - ignore them and they will go away.
The only criticism I would make of yesterdays game would be the failure to support Grabbham by the midfield, to make a lone striker role work properly the supporting players have to make a contribution and score goals. They get into good positions, Pugh could easily have had a hat trick , but other than Ritchie seem reluctant to shoot. It may well be that they feel pressure when playing at home, try too hard and snatch at chances, certainly our better performances seem to be in away games, but with the leading teams due here, as well as those in the drop zone, we do need Dean Court to become a fortress. We should have and would have won yesterday , but for a wonderful display from their goal keeper . Need to put 3/4 past Huddersfield to get a roll going. But great entertainment! As for the 3/4 "carpers" their sole intent is to provoke - ignore them and they will go away. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 0

11:28am Sun 19 Jan 14

Lesleycherry says...

Just talking to my son, who is a ST holder, and he regularly says why don't we play Pitman from the start, or at least bring him on earlier in the 2nd half, as until he comes on we don't win any headers up front. When he came on yesterday one of his first touches was a flick on to Rantle who ran on and caused the defenders some anxiety. He says imagine what Grabban could make with such flicks etc. He knows a lot of people don't rate Pitman but his heading ability is the best since the retirement of Fletch!!.
Just talking to my son, who is a ST holder, and he regularly says why don't we play Pitman from the start, or at least bring him on earlier in the 2nd half, as until he comes on we don't win any headers up front. When he came on yesterday one of his first touches was a flick on to Rantle who ran on and caused the defenders some anxiety. He says imagine what Grabban could make with such flicks etc. He knows a lot of people don't rate Pitman but his heading ability is the best since the retirement of Fletch!!. Lesleycherry
  • Score: 0

11:35am Sun 19 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
The only criticism I would make of yesterdays game would be the failure to support Grabbham by the midfield, to make a lone striker role work properly the supporting players have to make a contribution and score goals. They get into good positions, Pugh could easily have had a hat trick , but other than Ritchie seem reluctant to shoot. It may well be that they feel pressure when playing at home, try too hard and snatch at chances, certainly our better performances seem to be in away games, but with the leading teams due here, as well as those in the drop zone, we do need Dean Court to become a fortress. We should have and would have won yesterday , but for a wonderful display from their goal keeper . Need to put 3/4 past Huddersfield to get a roll going. But great entertainment! As for the 3/4 "carpers" their sole intent is to provoke - ignore them and they will go away.
I'm not wasting my time even attempting to read the bickering on here....
Back to the game, it was very much business as usual. Some wonderful football in poor conditions, but a total inability to make decisive passes, which is crazy given the talent we have. So all in all, it was very much, same old, same old, but it shows how far we've come, when most games we go away disappointed we haven't won. It STILL leaves me saying we need a quality striker to play alongside Rantie, as he was the only one of the 3 strikers that showed any real quality, especially as he never had a pass of note!!
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: The only criticism I would make of yesterdays game would be the failure to support Grabbham by the midfield, to make a lone striker role work properly the supporting players have to make a contribution and score goals. They get into good positions, Pugh could easily have had a hat trick , but other than Ritchie seem reluctant to shoot. It may well be that they feel pressure when playing at home, try too hard and snatch at chances, certainly our better performances seem to be in away games, but with the leading teams due here, as well as those in the drop zone, we do need Dean Court to become a fortress. We should have and would have won yesterday , but for a wonderful display from their goal keeper . Need to put 3/4 past Huddersfield to get a roll going. But great entertainment! As for the 3/4 "carpers" their sole intent is to provoke - ignore them and they will go away.[/p][/quote]I'm not wasting my time even attempting to read the bickering on here.... Back to the game, it was very much business as usual. Some wonderful football in poor conditions, but a total inability to make decisive passes, which is crazy given the talent we have. So all in all, it was very much, same old, same old, but it shows how far we've come, when most games we go away disappointed we haven't won. It STILL leaves me saying we need a quality striker to play alongside Rantie, as he was the only one of the 3 strikers that showed any real quality, especially as he never had a pass of note!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 3

12:14pm Sun 19 Jan 14

redster says...

Enjoyed the match thought we had them under the cosh for the last 30 minutes! Loved the banter between south stand and Watford supporters.
They seemed confident of another 6-1 type drubbing.
Real pantomime with the 2 penalty awards abuse of the ref seems more prevalent nowadays .
I ways also there for the Albion match and did feel concerned about how we could not capitalise on our many chances! And really did not expect us to have the same opportunities on saturday, but we did. And again could not score. Is it that the mid field push up too far and the " Strikers" get the ball to late. And as much as I appreciate smooth passing skills when they are involved in a slow build up their defence just pack the goal mouth, seemed time and time again strikes against the goal area just pinged off someone who just happened to be standing there! Give their goalie his due he pulled off some good saves though. I was behind their goal when TK crossed the ball he used fantastic skills to keep the ball in and cross and it was a miracle that ( think it was Matt Ritchie ) missed
Enjoyed the match thought we had them under the cosh for the last 30 minutes! Loved the banter between south stand and Watford supporters. They seemed confident of another 6-1 type drubbing. Real pantomime with the 2 penalty awards abuse of the ref seems more prevalent nowadays . I ways also there for the Albion match and did feel concerned about how we could not capitalise on our many chances! And really did not expect us to have the same opportunities on saturday, but we did. And again could not score. Is it that the mid field push up too far and the " Strikers" get the ball to late. And as much as I appreciate smooth passing skills when they are involved in a slow build up their defence just pack the goal mouth, seemed time and time again strikes against the goal area just pinged off someone who just happened to be standing there! Give their goalie his due he pulled off some good saves though. I was behind their goal when TK crossed the ball he used fantastic skills to keep the ball in and cross and it was a miracle that ( think it was Matt Ritchie ) missed redster
  • Score: 0

12:29pm Sun 19 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Don't know how true this is just read bid of 1.5 million for cardiff city's joe mason has been made !
Don't know how true this is just read bid of 1.5 million for cardiff city's joe mason has been made ! alasdair1967
  • Score: -1

1:33pm Sun 19 Jan 14

big_afcb_fan says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Don't know how true this is just read bid of 1.5 million for cardiff city's joe mason has been made !
the mirror have reported it but never read too much into that! come on ohec look into this.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Don't know how true this is just read bid of 1.5 million for cardiff city's joe mason has been made ![/p][/quote]the mirror have reported it but never read too much into that! come on ohec look into this. big_afcb_fan
  • Score: -1

1:49pm Sun 19 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Was announced on sky sports transfer watch at 2301 last night come on echo keep up
Was announced on sky sports transfer watch at 2301 last night come on echo keep up alasdair1967
  • Score: -2

2:23pm Sun 19 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

According to Wikipedia joe mason is now an afcb player
According to Wikipedia joe mason is now an afcb player alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

2:26pm Sun 19 Jan 14

anywayasiwasaying says...

Judaas wrote:
I don't comment very often, but today there needs comments.
Firstly, why are we playing a lone striker up front when we are home?
Secondly, why are our midfield not busting a gut to get in the box when we have a strong attacking position? Many,many times in the game the ball was directed towards Grabban up front (especially in the first half) and there was no one within 30 and sometimes 50 yards near him, against 3-4 defenders. Why?
Lastly, why do we play at a pace that looks like an over 40's game, played on a Sunday afternoon after a 3 hours on the beer at lunchtime against a team who had NO commitment to win the game in the last 20 minutes?
PS. The referee was very poor today, he didn't give the first penalty, and/or sending off. But more importantly he didn't send the guy off for the second penalty. The ref bottled it.
Lastly, why is Elphick playing in front of Cook and Ward?
If he plays next week we will lose by 5 goals or more.
Ref was indeed appalling. First penalty was given by the lino for a slight tug on shirt by Fitz Hall, who wasn't the last man, and should have been booked. Strange how ref was looking straight at incident and waved play on but letter of the law suggests lino was right...just worries me why the scores of shirt pulling incidents you see every weekend go unpunished. What any of that had to do with Angella is beyond me and the unjustified sending off definitely changed the game....you couldn't make it up
Second penalty the ref did bottle it by not sending off Pugh who cheated and dived.....watch the telly. Hall won the ball and Pugh dived with Almunia a spectator as he flew by unaided...justice not done because Pugh stayed on the field.
Good game in a good atmosphere with loads going on....wonder what the man in black will be doing with his enforced rest next week.
[quote][p][bold]Judaas[/bold] wrote: I don't comment very often, but today there needs comments. Firstly, why are we playing a lone striker up front when we are home? Secondly, why are our midfield not busting a gut to get in the box when we have a strong attacking position? Many,many times in the game the ball was directed towards Grabban up front (especially in the first half) and there was no one within 30 and sometimes 50 yards near him, against 3-4 defenders. Why? Lastly, why do we play at a pace that looks like an over 40's game, played on a Sunday afternoon after a 3 hours on the beer at lunchtime against a team who had NO commitment to win the game in the last 20 minutes? PS. The referee was very poor today, he didn't give the first penalty, and/or sending off. But more importantly he didn't send the guy off for the second penalty. The ref bottled it. Lastly, why is Elphick playing in front of Cook and Ward? If he plays next week we will lose by 5 goals or more.[/p][/quote]Ref was indeed appalling. First penalty was given by the lino for a slight tug on shirt by Fitz Hall, who wasn't the last man, and should have been booked. Strange how ref was looking straight at incident and waved play on but letter of the law suggests lino was right...just worries me why the scores of shirt pulling incidents you see every weekend go unpunished. What any of that had to do with Angella is beyond me and the unjustified sending off definitely changed the game....you couldn't make it up Second penalty the ref did bottle it by not sending off Pugh who cheated and dived.....watch the telly. Hall won the ball and Pugh dived with Almunia a spectator as he flew by unaided...justice not done because Pugh stayed on the field. Good game in a good atmosphere with loads going on....wonder what the man in black will be doing with his enforced rest next week. anywayasiwasaying
  • Score: 7

3:01pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Oops!

Pugh was not touched by Almunia at all.

Hall took the ball and Pugh's foot. Pugh was off balance and taken away from goal so swan dived with his hands over his head, after taking two paces. If you have your leg taken away - you don't throw your hands over your head. You put them level with your shoulders to break your fall. If you dive - you do put your hands over your head to get forward momentum. That is what the refs are told.

Should have been a booking - for diving.

That was why Almunia and Hall were so incensed.

The added time board said 7 mins. 3 mins perhaps for the lino and ref to decide Grabban was denied a goalscoring opportunity by the spectator Angella standing yards away! Think the ref was not sure of the pen as 3 Cherries were already appealing before Grabban reached the ball.
[quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Oops! Pugh was not touched by Almunia at all. Hall took the ball and Pugh's foot. Pugh was off balance and taken away from goal so swan dived with his hands over his head, after taking two paces. If you have your leg taken away - you don't throw your hands over your head. You put them level with your shoulders to break your fall. If you dive - you do put your hands over your head to get forward momentum. That is what the refs are told. Should have been a booking - for diving. That was why Almunia and Hall were so incensed. The added time board said 7 mins. 3 mins perhaps for the lino and ref to decide Grabban was denied a goalscoring opportunity by the spectator Angella standing yards away! Think the ref was not sure of the pen as 3 Cherries were already appealing before Grabban reached the ball. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 11

3:22pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

anywayasiwasaying wrote:
Judaas wrote:
I don't comment very often, but today there needs comments.
Firstly, why are we playing a lone striker up front when we are home?
Secondly, why are our midfield not busting a gut to get in the box when we have a strong attacking position? Many,many times in the game the ball was directed towards Grabban up front (especially in the first half) and there was no one within 30 and sometimes 50 yards near him, against 3-4 defenders. Why?
Lastly, why do we play at a pace that looks like an over 40's game, played on a Sunday afternoon after a 3 hours on the beer at lunchtime against a team who had NO commitment to win the game in the last 20 minutes?
PS. The referee was very poor today, he didn't give the first penalty, and/or sending off. But more importantly he didn't send the guy off for the second penalty. The ref bottled it.
Lastly, why is Elphick playing in front of Cook and Ward?
If he plays next week we will lose by 5 goals or more.
Ref was indeed appalling. First penalty was given by the lino for a slight tug on shirt by Fitz Hall, who wasn't the last man, and should have been booked. Strange how ref was looking straight at incident and waved play on but letter of the law suggests lino was right...just worries me why the scores of shirt pulling incidents you see every weekend go unpunished. What any of that had to do with Angella is beyond me and the unjustified sending off definitely changed the game....you couldn't make it up
Second penalty the ref did bottle it by not sending off Pugh who cheated and dived.....watch the telly. Hall won the ball and Pugh dived with Almunia a spectator as he flew by unaided...justice not done because Pugh stayed on the field.
Good game in a good atmosphere with loads going on....wonder what the man in black will be doing with his enforced rest next week.
Judaas -

Look at the footage of Pugh diving with Almunia nowhere near him and tell me why Pugh was not booked for diving?

I was closer to the action than the ref and fair play to Pugh he tried to stay on his feet when Hal took the ball off him, but he did CHEAT and DIVE with his arms HIGH above his head, when he lost the ball - not before.

Please - see the footage and see if you can see Almunia within a 12 inches of Pugh's leg. I couldn't.
[quote][p][bold]anywayasiwasaying[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Judaas[/bold] wrote: I don't comment very often, but today there needs comments. Firstly, why are we playing a lone striker up front when we are home? Secondly, why are our midfield not busting a gut to get in the box when we have a strong attacking position? Many,many times in the game the ball was directed towards Grabban up front (especially in the first half) and there was no one within 30 and sometimes 50 yards near him, against 3-4 defenders. Why? Lastly, why do we play at a pace that looks like an over 40's game, played on a Sunday afternoon after a 3 hours on the beer at lunchtime against a team who had NO commitment to win the game in the last 20 minutes? PS. The referee was very poor today, he didn't give the first penalty, and/or sending off. But more importantly he didn't send the guy off for the second penalty. The ref bottled it. Lastly, why is Elphick playing in front of Cook and Ward? If he plays next week we will lose by 5 goals or more.[/p][/quote]Ref was indeed appalling. First penalty was given by the lino for a slight tug on shirt by Fitz Hall, who wasn't the last man, and should have been booked. Strange how ref was looking straight at incident and waved play on but letter of the law suggests lino was right...just worries me why the scores of shirt pulling incidents you see every weekend go unpunished. What any of that had to do with Angella is beyond me and the unjustified sending off definitely changed the game....you couldn't make it up Second penalty the ref did bottle it by not sending off Pugh who cheated and dived.....watch the telly. Hall won the ball and Pugh dived with Almunia a spectator as he flew by unaided...justice not done because Pugh stayed on the field. Good game in a good atmosphere with loads going on....wonder what the man in black will be doing with his enforced rest next week.[/p][/quote]Judaas - Look at the footage of Pugh diving with Almunia nowhere near him and tell me why Pugh was not booked for diving? I was closer to the action than the ref and fair play to Pugh he tried to stay on his feet when Hal took the ball off him, but he did CHEAT and DIVE with his arms HIGH above his head, when he lost the ball - not before. Please - see the footage and see if you can see Almunia within a 12 inches of Pugh's leg. I couldn't. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 11

4:20pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

canfordcherry wrote:
How did Almunia stay on after running at the ref and pushing him? Then continually moaning for the next 5 mins. He seems mentally unhinged. Watford should also be reported for surrounding the official after the penalty decision, which carries a fine and disciplinary points on their record. Also their manager was out of his technical area more than he was in it and obstructing the lino on several occasions. Saying that the ref handled a difficult game well if you think about the amount of time wasting and feigning injury they tried. Think we should have won but for some wonder blocks by their defenders.
Almunia - how you feel if you thought you were about to be sent off when you did not get within 12 inches of a fellow professional who sprawled over to get a penalty. Pretty peed off I think.

He did not push the ref - you made that up.

Pugh lost the ball to Hall and DIVED. No booking.

The ref sent the wrong guy off.

All in all a below par performance.
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: How did Almunia stay on after running at the ref and pushing him? Then continually moaning for the next 5 mins. He seems mentally unhinged. Watford should also be reported for surrounding the official after the penalty decision, which carries a fine and disciplinary points on their record. Also their manager was out of his technical area more than he was in it and obstructing the lino on several occasions. Saying that the ref handled a difficult game well if you think about the amount of time wasting and feigning injury they tried. Think we should have won but for some wonder blocks by their defenders.[/p][/quote]Almunia - how you feel if you thought you were about to be sent off when you did not get within 12 inches of a fellow professional who sprawled over to get a penalty. Pretty peed off I think. He did not push the ref - you made that up. Pugh lost the ball to Hall and DIVED. No booking. The ref sent the wrong guy off. All in all a below par performance. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 12

4:35pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

susi.m wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive
It looked like he was caught when I saw it on Sky just now.
Solent had it right.

Almunia needs to calm down - but like Hall was incensed by the Cherries players trying to get another player sent off when Pugh was himself a cheat as he dived.

Like the ref the Cherries players had no idea if anyone touched Pugh but all they wanted was Watford down to 9 men.

That the ref booked Almunia when Hall was the only one who got near Pugh said it all.

If the Cherries players were not trying to make the ref's mind up for him, albeit by talking b0l0x in his ear all the time, he might have been the first ref in a long while to send two men off wrongly in the space of 10 mins.

Justice was done with the triple save.
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive[/p][/quote]It looked like he was caught when I saw it on Sky just now.[/p][/quote]Solent had it right. Almunia needs to calm down - but like Hall was incensed by the Cherries players trying to get another player sent off when Pugh was himself a cheat as he dived. Like the ref the Cherries players had no idea if anyone touched Pugh but all they wanted was Watford down to 9 men. That the ref booked Almunia when Hall was the only one who got near Pugh said it all. If the Cherries players were not trying to make the ref's mind up for him, albeit by talking b0l0x in his ear all the time, he might have been the first ref in a long while to send two men off wrongly in the space of 10 mins. Justice was done with the triple save. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 10

4:45pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been.

I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought.

Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do.

In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you!
The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT.
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There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face.
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My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality.
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Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!!
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What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair.
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I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places.
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Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact.
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To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.
As you were not at AFCB you will not be aware that every time we got the ball to the 18 yard box there were 8 yellow shirts behind the ball defending their goal, plus an ex Arsenal goal keeper, when they received a red card there was 9 behind the ball as they were happy with the draw by then, not even Man City can break down defences that easy despite of oxpig so opinions , we were dominant in the possession once again, we need to be more creative in front of goal but this isn't to criticise the lone striker, I have said before spread the responsibility and scores goals across forwards and midfielders . We are half way through the season, compare the results and see the improvements, I'm sure we will survive in this league, if not you will still be there with the same comments ( it's good to hear from you again by the way, the silence after the Burton game was unbearable )
I will also reiterate to the majority of ever lasting Mitchell fans , I have been saying for about three months that Mitchell should be judged at the end of year finances of the club are submitted, today he was BANNED from the stadium for spending the clubs money without authorisation, an interesting couple of months ahead on this front, until then up the cherries and make LFC work very hard at the weekend
This is the Championship 2013/2014.

Go a goal up and spoil the game. Should not be but that is how every team is playing this season.

Time wasting is part of the modern game and again it should not be.

Players demanding Watford go down to 9 men (by again sending off the wrong man) - again it should not be.

Pugh swan dives to cheat a pen - again it should not be.

If you go two behind - it really is game over.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Could not be there today I picked up the commentary from Solent just as we were awarded the penalty and from what I heard from then on we should have come away with the three point but against a well established championship team one point is not as bad as could have been. I think that EH could consider a second penalty taker if we are ever awarded more than one penalty. If Ritchie or a an other took the second penalty it may have given their keeper something else to think about as it was he guessed where Grabban put it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but just food for thought. Can I say that a number of people have been mentioning smhinto in their posts. I and a numerous others told him that he was not welcome on this site anymore (not necessarily for what he had to say but in the manner in which he said it and the aggravation we all felt) so rather than keep teasing him or referring to him let us accept that he is only doing what we have asked him to do. In respect of Grabban's new contract I believe that EH played a very important role in keeping him at AFCB time will tell whether it was a good more or not but for now let us be grateful that the team has not been disrupted as it could have been had he gone. Up the mighty Cherries. If anyone has spare ticket for the Liverpool game I have someone who would buy it off you![/p][/quote]The problem with large numbers of people on here is that they point blank refused to accept reality and hard fact. Nearly on every occasion when someone mentions something which is anywhere near the actual truth of any given matter it attracts a minus rating - WHY IS THAT. . There are far too many people walking around with rose tinted glasses and refuse to see what is staring them in the face. . My post last week referred to the fact that we have no options in the final third and have no options on the bench to change anything. This is true and look what happened, I was chastised for pointing out reality. . Mr Oxbigs post today at 5:18pm today is true and factual yet it has attracted a minus 38 for pointing out a true fact. WHY!! . What is the matter with you stupid people. You leave me in despair. . I have no doubt Eddie s trying to do something about it, but until he does our erratic form will carry us closer to the relegation places. . Well go on then folks - Let's just see how many minuses you can give this post for pointing out reality and fact. . To the more sensible people on here I bid you a good evening. I have just returned from the Port Vale game and am now enroute to the local for a few sherberts.[/p][/quote]As you were not at AFCB you will not be aware that every time we got the ball to the 18 yard box there were 8 yellow shirts behind the ball defending their goal, plus an ex Arsenal goal keeper, when they received a red card there was 9 behind the ball as they were happy with the draw by then, not even Man City can break down defences that easy despite of oxpig so opinions , we were dominant in the possession once again, we need to be more creative in front of goal but this isn't to criticise the lone striker, I have said before spread the responsibility and scores goals across forwards and midfielders . We are half way through the season, compare the results and see the improvements, I'm sure we will survive in this league, if not you will still be there with the same comments ( it's good to hear from you again by the way, the silence after the Burton game was unbearable ) I will also reiterate to the majority of ever lasting Mitchell fans , I have been saying for about three months that Mitchell should be judged at the end of year finances of the club are submitted, today he was BANNED from the stadium for spending the clubs money without authorisation, an interesting couple of months ahead on this front, until then up the cherries and make LFC work very hard at the weekend[/p][/quote]This is the Championship 2013/2014. Go a goal up and spoil the game. Should not be but that is how every team is playing this season. Time wasting is part of the modern game and again it should not be. Players demanding Watford go down to 9 men (by again sending off the wrong man) - again it should not be. Pugh swan dives to cheat a pen - again it should not be. If you go two behind - it really is game over. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 10

6:51pm Sun 19 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

Reference the on going argument about lack of support for Grabs in the box from crosses and the need for another striker. At the beginning of the season we were leaking goals. Eddies solution was to put Okane in front of the centre backs. This means either playing 4-5-1 or if it is 4-4-2 then Arter or Surman are on the bench. If its 4-5-1 then for me when we attack either Arter or Surman has to be told to get in the box with the one who doesn't covering the possible counter attack. Surman doesn't have the pace. So it has to be Arter but it still doesn't happen because of the counter attack fear. My solution is to stick with 4-5-1 but go with MacDonald for Surman due to more pace and lessen the counter attack fear.
Reference the on going argument about lack of support for Grabs in the box from crosses and the need for another striker. At the beginning of the season we were leaking goals. Eddies solution was to put Okane in front of the centre backs. This means either playing 4-5-1 or if it is 4-4-2 then Arter or Surman are on the bench. If its 4-5-1 then for me when we attack either Arter or Surman has to be told to get in the box with the one who doesn't covering the possible counter attack. Surman doesn't have the pace. So it has to be Arter but it still doesn't happen because of the counter attack fear. My solution is to stick with 4-5-1 but go with MacDonald for Surman due to more pace and lessen the counter attack fear. bmthtillidie
  • Score: 2

7:01pm Sun 19 Jan 14

watford1881 says...

Pugh did dive the cheat.. He was 8ft from anyone when the cheat went down.. Four points & a League Cup win can't be bad.. Hope that Luis Suarez gives U lot a taste of your own medicine Saturday..
Pugh did dive the cheat.. He was 8ft from anyone when the cheat went down.. Four points & a League Cup win can't be bad.. Hope that Luis Suarez gives U lot a taste of your own medicine Saturday.. watford1881
  • Score: 4

7:05pm Sun 19 Jan 14

watford1881 says...

Bournemouth are and will always be a tiny insignificant team.. Loved the way Deeney gave one of your players a cheeky Slap.... COYH..
Bournemouth are and will always be a tiny insignificant team.. Loved the way Deeney gave one of your players a cheeky Slap.... COYH.. watford1881
  • Score: -2

7:09pm Sun 19 Jan 14

watford1881 says...

Almunia is top 3 keepers in the league.. None of your players could even spell Champions league.. Glory boy above is spot on...
Almunia is top 3 keepers in the league.. None of your players could even spell Champions league.. Glory boy above is spot on... watford1881
  • Score: 1

7:12pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

matt68 wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive
Thanks for sharing that K**B
Touch a nerve did he?

Cheats never prosper - chew on that.
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive[/p][/quote]Thanks for sharing that K**B[/p][/quote]Touch a nerve did he? Cheats never prosper - chew on that. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 5

7:15pm Sun 19 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

watford1881 wrote:
Pugh did dive the cheat.. He was 8ft from anyone when the cheat went down.. Four points & a League Cup win can't be bad.. Hope that Luis Suarez gives U lot a taste of your own medicine Saturday..
Hmmmm. 8 ft is a major exaggeration but can't blame you for the Suarez comment.
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: Pugh did dive the cheat.. He was 8ft from anyone when the cheat went down.. Four points & a League Cup win can't be bad.. Hope that Luis Suarez gives U lot a taste of your own medicine Saturday..[/p][/quote]Hmmmm. 8 ft is a major exaggeration but can't blame you for the Suarez comment. bmthtillidie
  • Score: 5

7:15pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

cherrygood wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive
I was twenty feet from the incident and Almunia caught Pugh with his right hand which put him out of his stride and stopped him slotting the ball home. Ifthe ref gives a ppenalty he has to give a red card.

Saying that Pugh should have scored before he was brought down. No one except Richie takes a shot on.
Brought down my a4se. The cheat took a dive. Disgraceful. Keep on your feet lad.
[quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive[/p][/quote]I was twenty feet from the incident and Almunia caught Pugh with his right hand which put him out of his stride and stopped him slotting the ball home. Ifthe ref gives a ppenalty he has to give a red card. Saying that Pugh should have scored before he was brought down. No one except Richie takes a shot on.[/p][/quote]Brought down my a4se. The cheat took a dive. Disgraceful. Keep on your feet lad. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 5

7:19pm Sun 19 Jan 14

watford1881 says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
matt68 wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive
Thanks for sharing that K**B
Touch a nerve did he?

Cheats never prosper - chew on that.
Funny how Eddie didn't see the second cheating pen.. Touch of the Wengers maybe... Keep it up glory.. Good on here an it???
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive[/p][/quote]Thanks for sharing that K**B[/p][/quote]Touch a nerve did he? Cheats never prosper - chew on that.[/p][/quote]Funny how Eddie didn't see the second cheating pen.. Touch of the Wengers maybe... Keep it up glory.. Good on here an it??? watford1881
  • Score: 4

7:23pm Sun 19 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

watford1881 wrote:
Bournemouth are and will always be a tiny insignificant team.. Loved the way Deeney gave one of your players a cheeky Slap.... COYH..
Hopefully in the not to distant future you'll have to retract that statement. We have a chairman with cash and one of the leagues best up and coming managers. You have neither!
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth are and will always be a tiny insignificant team.. Loved the way Deeney gave one of your players a cheeky Slap.... COYH..[/p][/quote]Hopefully in the not to distant future you'll have to retract that statement. We have a chairman with cash and one of the leagues best up and coming managers. You have neither! bmthtillidie
  • Score: 0

7:30pm Sun 19 Jan 14

watford1881 says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
watford1881 wrote:
Bournemouth are and will always be a tiny insignificant team.. Loved the way Deeney gave one of your players a cheeky Slap.... COYH..
Hopefully in the not to distant future you'll have to retract that statement. We have a chairman with cash and one of the leagues best up and coming managers. You have neither!
Billionaires owners with no cash.. U need to read up a touch.. Up and coming too.. If up and coming means failing everywhere but the 3 tier good luck..
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth are and will always be a tiny insignificant team.. Loved the way Deeney gave one of your players a cheeky Slap.... COYH..[/p][/quote]Hopefully in the not to distant future you'll have to retract that statement. We have a chairman with cash and one of the leagues best up and coming managers. You have neither![/p][/quote]Billionaires owners with no cash.. U need to read up a touch.. Up and coming too.. If up and coming means failing everywhere but the 3 tier good luck.. watford1881
  • Score: 2

7:31pm Sun 19 Jan 14

simong says...

watford1881 wrote:
gloryhornet4 wrote:
matt68 wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive
Thanks for sharing that K**B
Touch a nerve did he?

Cheats never prosper - chew on that.
Funny how Eddie didn't see the second cheating pen.. Touch of the Wengers maybe... Keep it up glory.. Good on here an it???
How the F*** would he seen it from where he stood, he couldn't of possibly been in a worse position to have a view,one thing about Eddie he's always honest. I don't know if it was a dive or not, but Pugh was one player, how many of the Watford players spent time on the ground feigning injury ? Cannot have I both ways mate !
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive[/p][/quote]Thanks for sharing that K**B[/p][/quote]Touch a nerve did he? Cheats never prosper - chew on that.[/p][/quote]Funny how Eddie didn't see the second cheating pen.. Touch of the Wengers maybe... Keep it up glory.. Good on here an it???[/p][/quote]How the F*** would he seen it from where he stood, he couldn't of possibly been in a worse position to have a view,one thing about Eddie he's always honest. I don't know if it was a dive or not, but Pugh was one player, how many of the Watford players spent time on the ground feigning injury ? Cannot have I both ways mate ! simong
  • Score: -2

7:33pm Sun 19 Jan 14

watford1881 says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
watford1881 wrote:
Bournemouth are and will always be a tiny insignificant team.. Loved the way Deeney gave one of your players a cheeky Slap.... COYH..
Hopefully in the not to distant future you'll have to retract that statement. We have a chairman with cash and one of the leagues best up and coming managers. You have neither!
Nice try though..
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth are and will always be a tiny insignificant team.. Loved the way Deeney gave one of your players a cheeky Slap.... COYH..[/p][/quote]Hopefully in the not to distant future you'll have to retract that statement. We have a chairman with cash and one of the leagues best up and coming managers. You have neither![/p][/quote]Nice try though.. watford1881
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

watford1881 wrote:
Pugh did dive the cheat.. He was 8ft from anyone when the cheat went down.. Four points & a League Cup win can't be bad.. Hope that Luis Suarez gives U lot a taste of your own medicine Saturday..
The ref was a4s3 - took 3 mins to decide a clear goal opportunity and then sends the wrong player off.

Pugh - took a belated dive - and the ref books Almunia who was as much a spectator as Angella.
[quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: Pugh did dive the cheat.. He was 8ft from anyone when the cheat went down.. Four points & a League Cup win can't be bad.. Hope that Luis Suarez gives U lot a taste of your own medicine Saturday..[/p][/quote]The ref was a4s3 - took 3 mins to decide a clear goal opportunity and then sends the wrong player off. Pugh - took a belated dive - and the ref books Almunia who was as much a spectator as Angella. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 4

7:54pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
watford1881 wrote:
Pugh did dive the cheat.. He was 8ft from anyone when the cheat went down.. Four points & a League Cup win can't be bad.. Hope that Luis Suarez gives U lot a taste of your own medicine Saturday..
Hmmmm. 8 ft is a major exaggeration but can't blame you for the Suarez comment.
Respect to you bmthtillidie - fed up with silly comments about Almunia should be sent off for a fellow pro cheating.

A game last year - no names no pack drill - player sent off for an elbow. Player goes down "in agony" shouting at lino to ask if he saw it - who raises flag. Sending off, 3 match ban. Player gets to his feet as soon as he sees the red card to his opponent. - miracle recovery. Same player writes a letter to the FA saying it was an accident etc. and so ban was reduced to one game.
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: Pugh did dive the cheat.. He was 8ft from anyone when the cheat went down.. Four points & a League Cup win can't be bad.. Hope that Luis Suarez gives U lot a taste of your own medicine Saturday..[/p][/quote]Hmmmm. 8 ft is a major exaggeration but can't blame you for the Suarez comment.[/p][/quote]Respect to you bmthtillidie - fed up with silly comments about Almunia should be sent off for a fellow pro cheating. A game last year - no names no pack drill - player sent off for an elbow. Player goes down "in agony" shouting at lino to ask if he saw it - who raises flag. Sending off, 3 match ban. Player gets to his feet as soon as he sees the red card to his opponent. - miracle recovery. Same player writes a letter to the FA saying it was an accident etc. and so ban was reduced to one game. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 5

8:00pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
watford1881 wrote:
Bournemouth are and will always be a tiny insignificant team.. Loved the way Deeney gave one of your players a cheeky Slap.... COYH..
Hopefully in the not to distant future you'll have to retract that statement. We have a chairman with cash and one of the leagues best up and coming managers. You have neither!
Oh not another sugar daddy. They are ten a penny in football. They always find another toy to pay with.
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth are and will always be a tiny insignificant team.. Loved the way Deeney gave one of your players a cheeky Slap.... COYH..[/p][/quote]Hopefully in the not to distant future you'll have to retract that statement. We have a chairman with cash and one of the leagues best up and coming managers. You have neither![/p][/quote]Oh not another sugar daddy. They are ten a penny in football. They always find another toy to pay with. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 2

8:15pm Sun 19 Jan 14

gloryhornet4 says...

simong wrote:
watford1881 wrote:
gloryhornet4 wrote:
matt68 wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive
Thanks for sharing that K**B
Touch a nerve did he?

Cheats never prosper - chew on that.
Funny how Eddie didn't see the second cheating pen.. Touch of the Wengers maybe... Keep it up glory.. Good on here an it???
How the F*** would he seen it from where he stood, he couldn't of possibly been in a worse position to have a view,one thing about Eddie he's always honest. I don't know if it was a dive or not, but Pugh was one player, how many of the Watford players spent time on the ground feigning injury ? Cannot have I both ways mate !
I don't condone players staying down for little knocks. It is time-wasting. It is a disease in the championship especially when a side is 1-0 up.

What is not on is getting a pen for a dive and screaming at the ref to get a fellow pro sent off - knowing you have dived.

It is part of the excesses we have to put up with by all teams buying players from abroad - as we had stamped it out in the English game.

£20 odd quid for a game is fine - but I resent 3 or 4 quid of it for players taking a breather to run the clock down.

Alminia is a shocker taking f/ages to get the ball for goal kicks and gets booked on occasions for it.

I am a true supporter and will give credit to any club that plays well - but trying to get opponents sent off is always wrong. Dan Shittu of Millwall got sent off at Watford for a pro foul and NOT one Watford player went up to the ref to influence him but Watford players did pat Dan as he left the field.
[quote][p][bold]simong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive[/p][/quote]Thanks for sharing that K**B[/p][/quote]Touch a nerve did he? Cheats never prosper - chew on that.[/p][/quote]Funny how Eddie didn't see the second cheating pen.. Touch of the Wengers maybe... Keep it up glory.. Good on here an it???[/p][/quote]How the F*** would he seen it from where he stood, he couldn't of possibly been in a worse position to have a view,one thing about Eddie he's always honest. I don't know if it was a dive or not, but Pugh was one player, how many of the Watford players spent time on the ground feigning injury ? Cannot have I both ways mate ![/p][/quote]I don't condone players staying down for little knocks. It is time-wasting. It is a disease in the championship especially when a side is 1-0 up. What is not on is getting a pen for a dive and screaming at the ref to get a fellow pro sent off - knowing you have dived. It is part of the excesses we have to put up with by all teams buying players from abroad - as we had stamped it out in the English game. £20 odd quid for a game is fine - but I resent 3 or 4 quid of it for players taking a breather to run the clock down. Alminia is a shocker taking f/ages to get the ball for goal kicks and gets booked on occasions for it. I am a true supporter and will give credit to any club that plays well - but trying to get opponents sent off is always wrong. Dan Shittu of Millwall got sent off at Watford for a pro foul and NOT one Watford player went up to the ref to influence him but Watford players did pat Dan as he left the field. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 6

9:43pm Sun 19 Jan 14

anywayasiwasaying says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
simong wrote:
watford1881 wrote:
gloryhornet4 wrote:
matt68 wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
cherrygood wrote:
Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways.

Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?
Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive
Thanks for sharing that K**B
Touch a nerve did he?

Cheats never prosper - chew on that.
Funny how Eddie didn't see the second cheating pen.. Touch of the Wengers maybe... Keep it up glory.. Good on here an it???
How the F*** would he seen it from where he stood, he couldn't of possibly been in a worse position to have a view,one thing about Eddie he's always honest. I don't know if it was a dive or not, but Pugh was one player, how many of the Watford players spent time on the ground feigning injury ? Cannot have I both ways mate !
I don't condone players staying down for little knocks. It is time-wasting. It is a disease in the championship especially when a side is 1-0 up.

What is not on is getting a pen for a dive and screaming at the ref to get a fellow pro sent off - knowing you have dived.

It is part of the excesses we have to put up with by all teams buying players from abroad - as we had stamped it out in the English game.

£20 odd quid for a game is fine - but I resent 3 or 4 quid of it for players taking a breather to run the clock down.

Alminia is a shocker taking f/ages to get the ball for goal kicks and gets booked on occasions for it.

I am a true supporter and will give credit to any club that plays well - but trying to get opponents sent off is always wrong. Dan Shittu of Millwall got sent off at Watford for a pro foul and NOT one Watford player went up to the ref to influence him but Watford players did pat Dan as he left the field.
All this sanctimonious tosh about time wasting is irritating to say the least.The modern name for wasting time is 'game management' and as gloryhornet says every club is guilty, every fan hates it and it ain't going away no matter what we think or want. Just as bad in my book is cheating and diving and whiners in the refs ear all match long trying to get fellow pro's booked or sent off. Not good is it but we still go every week because supporting your team and that sense of belonging outweighs all the negatives...includin
g having to put up with a ref who could have ended up in the Graham Poll Hall of Fame by sending off two innocents in the same game.
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]watford1881[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: Really enjoyable second half after the sending off. South stand v Watford supporters was good too! Should have won, Almunia should have been sent off, not sure how Richie didn't score at the end, but thats why football keeps us coming back for more. Onwards and upwards or at least sideways. Ps: was there an injury time board as I never saw it?[/p][/quote]Listened on Solent. 7 mins injury time and Almunia didn't touch Pugh who dived. Radio said missed penalty was justice for dive[/p][/quote]Thanks for sharing that K**B[/p][/quote]Touch a nerve did he? Cheats never prosper - chew on that.[/p][/quote]Funny how Eddie didn't see the second cheating pen.. Touch of the Wengers maybe... Keep it up glory.. Good on here an it???[/p][/quote]How the F*** would he seen it from where he stood, he couldn't of possibly been in a worse position to have a view,one thing about Eddie he's always honest. I don't know if it was a dive or not, but Pugh was one player, how many of the Watford players spent time on the ground feigning injury ? Cannot have I both ways mate ![/p][/quote]I don't condone players staying down for little knocks. It is time-wasting. It is a disease in the championship especially when a side is 1-0 up. What is not on is getting a pen for a dive and screaming at the ref to get a fellow pro sent off - knowing you have dived. It is part of the excesses we have to put up with by all teams buying players from abroad - as we had stamped it out in the English game. £20 odd quid for a game is fine - but I resent 3 or 4 quid of it for players taking a breather to run the clock down. Alminia is a shocker taking f/ages to get the ball for goal kicks and gets booked on occasions for it. I am a true supporter and will give credit to any club that plays well - but trying to get opponents sent off is always wrong. Dan Shittu of Millwall got sent off at Watford for a pro foul and NOT one Watford player went up to the ref to influence him but Watford players did pat Dan as he left the field.[/p][/quote]All this sanctimonious tosh about time wasting is irritating to say the least.The modern name for wasting time is 'game management' and as gloryhornet says every club is guilty, every fan hates it and it ain't going away no matter what we think or want. Just as bad in my book is cheating and diving and whiners in the refs ear all match long trying to get fellow pro's booked or sent off. Not good is it but we still go every week because supporting your team and that sense of belonging outweighs all the negatives...includin g having to put up with a ref who could have ended up in the Graham Poll Hall of Fame by sending off two innocents in the same game. anywayasiwasaying
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