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Former AFC Bournemouth skipper Pearce should be remembered as a hero says Howe

Bournemouth Echo: CHERRIES OLD BOY: Jason Pearce CHERRIES OLD BOY: Jason Pearce

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe says Jason Pearce should be afforded a hero’s welcome on his return to Dean Court tomorrow.

Pearce, twice voted supporters’ player of the year during his time with Cherries, is set to face his former club when he lines up for Leeds.

The combative defender played a starring role during the Great Escape campaign of 2008-09 before skippering Cherries to promotion from League Two the following season.

Pearce also led Cherries during their League One play-off near miss in 2011 and spent 12 months with Portsmouth before joining Leeds in May 2012.

Howe, who appointed Pearce as captain, told the Daily Echo: “In my opinion, all the players who served us during that era should be regarded as heroes. What the likes of Jason and his team-mates did for this club should be remembered for a long time.

“The club was on its knees, the players weren’t getting paid and we were in a relegation battle. Had we not achieved our objective, we would have been in the Conference and who knows what would have happened then.

“Jason was the leader of the team and had to show the others what attitude to take to the problems we faced. I found him an inspiration. Every day in training, he was outstanding and he was a winner. I can’t speak highly enough of him and he should always be remembered as a very good professional for this club.”

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7:05pm Mon 24 Mar 14

cherrychris75 says...

He will be. One of my favourite cherries players ever. Probably same way Ian harte will get a good reception from that lot the other end
He will be. One of my favourite cherries players ever. Probably same way Ian harte will get a good reception from that lot the other end cherrychris75
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7:06pm Mon 24 Mar 14

abc100 says...

Don't worry Eddie, Pearcie will get a good reception before kick off as he always gave nothing less than 100%, after that I hope he has a shocker!!!!
Don't worry Eddie, Pearcie will get a good reception before kick off as he always gave nothing less than 100%, after that I hope he has a shocker!!!! abc100
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8:02pm Mon 24 Mar 14

susi.m says...

I agree
I agree susi.m
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8:24pm Mon 24 Mar 14

kangman2012 says...

Totally agree with EH. But that was then and this is now. We are where we are on merit and notably now above LUFC in the league table. Everyone connected with AFCB should take off their "nostalgia hats" tomorrow and be ready to "do a job" on their opponents and send 'em packing back up north with their tails between their legs. As the saying goes - "Revenge is a dish best served cold" - UTC!
Totally agree with EH. But that was then and this is now. We are where we are on merit and notably now above LUFC in the league table. Everyone connected with AFCB should take off their "nostalgia hats" tomorrow and be ready to "do a job" on their opponents and send 'em packing back up north with their tails between their legs. As the saying goes - "Revenge is a dish best served cold" - UTC! kangman2012
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8:30pm Mon 24 Mar 14

raybren says...

Jason Pearce would be in my best ever Cherries XI , however like the earlier poster , hope he has a stinker tomorrow night !
Jason Pearce would be in my best ever Cherries XI , however like the earlier poster , hope he has a stinker tomorrow night ! raybren
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9:52pm Mon 24 Mar 14

stjxf12 says...

I never thought I'd applaud a dirty Leeds player but tomorrow night I will make an exception. Quality player and always gave 100% for the mighty Cherries. Thank you Jason. An OG would do nicely.UTCIAD
I never thought I'd applaud a dirty Leeds player but tomorrow night I will make an exception. Quality player and always gave 100% for the mighty Cherries. Thank you Jason. An OG would do nicely.UTCIAD stjxf12
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10:07pm Mon 24 Mar 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Can't argue with EH Pearce is a DC hero and deserves a good reception, as for the rest of them they can go and rot in Saville Town!!
Can't argue with EH Pearce is a DC hero and deserves a good reception, as for the rest of them they can go and rot in Saville Town!! TedMacsCherryPants
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11:11pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ASM says...

jason pearce will probably be signed up by a premiership team before next season kicks off. He never puts a foot wrong.
I recently watched an old video of that day those animals came down here and were bragging in an interview before the match how they would smash up the town. They should have been given a life ban from visiting our ground. I think the police have come a long way with technology and hopefully something like this won't happen again. Leeds games should always be on a tuesday night.
jason pearce will probably be signed up by a premiership team before next season kicks off. He never puts a foot wrong. I recently watched an old video of that day those animals came down here and were bragging in an interview before the match how they would smash up the town. They should have been given a life ban from visiting our ground. I think the police have come a long way with technology and hopefully something like this won't happen again. Leeds games should always be on a tuesday night. ASM
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10:12am Tue 25 Mar 14

YafcbY says...

It's not like him to be involved in a rocky defence though.
Leeds are having a strangely terrible season, no complaints here though!
Look forward to giving a cheer to JP tonight.
And of course seeing us win!!!
Up the cherries!
It's not like him to be involved in a rocky defence though. Leeds are having a strangely terrible season, no complaints here though! Look forward to giving a cheer to JP tonight. And of course seeing us win!!! Up the cherries! YafcbY
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