Bournemouth EchoAFC Bournemouth boss Howe: 'Players know importance of game' (From Bournemouth Echo)

When news happens text pix and video to 80360. Start your message with BE then leave a space.

AFC Bournemouth boss Howe: 'Players know importance of game'

Bournemouth Echo: BOSS: Eddie Howe BOSS: Eddie Howe

BOSS Eddie Howe has revealed his squad has been receiving some history lessons – with Cherries’ FA Cup achievements the current topic.

Verwood-raised Howe, a product of the Dean Court youth ranks, has never hidden his passion for the club he watched from the terraces as a schoolboy.

He said: “We speak to the players and do presentations about the history of the club, including where it has come from, big days in the recent past and even going further back.

“I think it is important when you put on the Bournemouth shirt that you know what it represents and you know where the club has been.

“The players know the importance of this game and where it stands.

“They know it would rank alongside some of the best days the club has had if we were able to give Liverpool a tough game.

“Everybody knows about Manchester United in 1984 and the club’s best FA Cup run in 1956-57 when we beat Tottenham and Wolves.

“They were tremendous achievements and we need to focus on ourselves now.”

Howe is also looking forward to renewing acquaintances with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, the Northern Irishman he describes as a “role model”.

“Brendan is someone I have been lucky enough to see work and to get to build a relationship with,” said Howe.

“He is someone I really respect and is very much a role model for me. He has achieved great things in his time as a manager.

“I consider him a very brave manager and a manager that thinks differently to most. I have a lot of time for him and think he is doing a brilliant job at Liverpool.

“I competed against him when Burnley played Swansea and it will be good to see him again.”

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

6:04pm Thu 23 Jan 14

afcbtintin says...

"2 sleeps to go"....It's getting closer and I'm not certain I'll get that much sleep on Friday.

UP THE CHERRIES (IAD)
"2 sleeps to go"....It's getting closer and I'm not certain I'll get that much sleep on Friday. UP THE CHERRIES (IAD) afcbtintin
  • Score: 3

8:35pm Thu 23 Jan 14

wendycherry says...

COME ON YOU CHERRIES!! I'm sure our boys will play their socks off (so to speak!) So proud of Eddie and the team x
COME ON YOU CHERRIES!! I'm sure our boys will play their socks off (so to speak!) So proud of Eddie and the team x wendycherry
  • Score: 3

3:15am Fri 24 Jan 14

JessyM says...

Can't wait. Will be watching the game live in the USA.
Can't wait. Will be watching the game live in the USA. JessyM
  • Score: 0

2:42pm Fri 24 Jan 14

easthoweafcb. says...

This is fantastic times to be a cherries worshipper what with this match and just being in the championship amongst the likes of Leeds Watford Blackburn Q.p.r Leicester etc it makes one feel very humble that little old sleepy Bournemouth can actually compete with so called bigger clubs on a level playing field is just amazing! Liverpool will be difficult but I am sure Eddie will have his tactics and the team fired up for this to make sure we give a good account of ourselves on such a great occasion! UP THE CHERRIES AND BRING IT ON! NO FEAR! WALK ON WALK ON WITH SOAP UP YOUR .......
This is fantastic times to be a cherries worshipper what with this match and just being in the championship amongst the likes of Leeds Watford Blackburn Q.p.r Leicester etc it makes one feel very humble that little old sleepy Bournemouth can actually compete with so called bigger clubs on a level playing field is just amazing! Liverpool will be difficult but I am sure Eddie will have his tactics and the team fired up for this to make sure we give a good account of ourselves on such a great occasion! UP THE CHERRIES AND BRING IT ON! NO FEAR! WALK ON WALK ON WITH SOAP UP YOUR ....... easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree