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AFC Bournemouth's Francis: Howe's history lesson inspired thrashing of Leeds

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FULL-BACK Simon Francis revealed boss Eddie Howe’s pre-match history lesson had helped to inspire Cherries’ scintillating start against Leeds United.

Howe’s charges tore into their rivals from the first whistle, taking a three-goal lead and hitting the post within the first half an hour of last night's 4-1 trouncing of the troubled Yorkshire outfit.

Francis, who maintained his record of playing every minute of every game this season, more than played his part in Cherries’ rip-roaring opening, providing the assists for all three strikes.

The sweet success came 24 years after Leeds had relegated Cherries from Division Two with a 1-0 win at Dean Court on the last day of the season amid violent scenes attributed to visiting supporters.

And Francis felt that hearing that tale of woe for the first time had added to the determination of his Cherries team-mates to dominate Leeds from the outset.

Francis told the Daily Echo: “The manager underlined the history between the two clubs and it was something I hadn’t been too aware of to be honest. That made it a big occasion, especially for the fans, and we were also very aware that Leeds had been having their problems.

“We knew if we started quickly and pressed them high that we could set the tone for the game both on the pitch and in the stands. We did that very well and got our rewards.

“Maybe we didn’t expect it all to happen quite so quickly but it was the perfect start for us and we couldn’t have asked for any more than being three up at half-time.”

Meanwhile, Francis was happy to complete a rare treble, although he admitted his first assist was far from intentional.

“I don’t know if you could call the first an assist, I was trying to score but, fortunately, Yann managed to get a toe on it," he added. 

“The other two were really pleasing and to get three assists in a game was pretty special for me. The gaffer has always had good things to say about me getting forward and it’s a side of the game I really enjoy.

“With Ian Harte’s ability to deliver a ball, he doesn’t need to bomb up and down as much. It was a culmination of a couple of months’ work in training and practice in games and I was delighted to play my part.”

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1:28pm Wed 26 Mar 14

coops1965cherry says...

Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly.

I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t.

No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season.
Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night.
BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10.

U T C I A D.
Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly. I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t. No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season. Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night. BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 40

1:32pm Wed 26 Mar 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

To Franno and the boys, this victory meant very much to the supporters to put the history of that dark day behind us, thank you all!
UTMC!
To Franno and the boys, this victory meant very much to the supporters to put the history of that dark day behind us, thank you all! UTMC! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 35

1:35pm Wed 26 Mar 14

KeeefflyWhite says...

In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort.
Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.
In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort. Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season. KeeefflyWhite
  • Score: 9

2:15pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

I remember that day very well. There was no way Leeds were going home with less than 3 points that day. Very intimidating all round.
I'm not surprised Eddie used that history to fire up the Cherries and it clearly worked although Leeds players must be very demoralised at the moment.
This could be a charge for the play offs.
I remember that day very well. There was no way Leeds were going home with less than 3 points that day. Very intimidating all round. I'm not surprised Eddie used that history to fire up the Cherries and it clearly worked although Leeds players must be very demoralised at the moment. This could be a charge for the play offs. Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 10

2:27pm Wed 26 Mar 14

countrycherry says...

I've been going to Dean Court for over 58 years now that first half was the best football I have ever seen any Bournemouth team play ! Brilliant ! Congrats to every one at the club.
I've been going to Dean Court for over 58 years now that first half was the best football I have ever seen any Bournemouth team play ! Brilliant ! Congrats to every one at the club. countrycherry
  • Score: 41

2:33pm Wed 26 Mar 14

matt68 says...

Well done Eddie he is a fan as well as our manager i do not think any other manager could have got that performance out of the team he was obviously hurt like we were in 1990 thanks eddie and all the players they were fantastic a great night we will never forget!
Well done Eddie he is a fan as well as our manager i do not think any other manager could have got that performance out of the team he was obviously hurt like we were in 1990 thanks eddie and all the players they were fantastic a great night we will never forget! matt68
  • Score: 27

2:35pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Solentcherry says...

KeeefflyWhite wrote:
In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort.
Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.
So what have you come on here to say then ??
On another day this defeat wouldn't have happened ?
We were lucky ?
[quote][p][bold]KeeefflyWhite[/bold] wrote: In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort. Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]So what have you come on here to say then ?? On another day this defeat wouldn't have happened ? We were lucky ? Solentcherry
  • Score: -21

2:35pm Wed 26 Mar 14

cheeriedriteup says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly.

I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t.

No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season.
Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night.
BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10.

U T C I A D.
I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :)
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly. I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t. No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season. Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night. BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :) cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 15

2:36pm Wed 26 Mar 14

abc100 says...

The players definatly sensed what a victory would me to the fans, especially those that were around in 1990, thanks lads!!!
The players definatly sensed what a victory would me to the fans, especially those that were around in 1990, thanks lads!!! abc100
  • Score: 16

2:39pm Wed 26 Mar 14

matt68 says...

KeeefflyWhite wrote:
In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort.
Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.
Fair point i know that most of your fans who were their last night probably were not here in 1990 but that defeat relegated us and it has taken a long time to get back you do have a big following and last night you did seem to have genuine fans at the game, your defence is bad! but we were excellent this is the best time ever to follow bmouth long may it continue i am afraid you will not get any sympathy on here!
[quote][p][bold]KeeefflyWhite[/bold] wrote: In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort. Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]Fair point i know that most of your fans who were their last night probably were not here in 1990 but that defeat relegated us and it has taken a long time to get back you do have a big following and last night you did seem to have genuine fans at the game, your defence is bad! but we were excellent this is the best time ever to follow bmouth long may it continue i am afraid you will not get any sympathy on here! matt68
  • Score: 21

2:44pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Solentcherry says...

matt68 wrote:
Well done Eddie he is a fan as well as our manager i do not think any other manager could have got that performance out of the team he was obviously hurt like we were in 1990 thanks eddie and all the players they were fantastic a great night we will never forget!
Have always thought that one of the reasons EH has achieved so much here against the odds, is that Fan, Player, and now manager, he is Bournemouth to his core. Cut him in half and he' d have AFCB written through him like a stick of our rock !
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: Well done Eddie he is a fan as well as our manager i do not think any other manager could have got that performance out of the team he was obviously hurt like we were in 1990 thanks eddie and all the players they were fantastic a great night we will never forget![/p][/quote]Have always thought that one of the reasons EH has achieved so much here against the odds, is that Fan, Player, and now manager, he is Bournemouth to his core. Cut him in half and he' d have AFCB written through him like a stick of our rock ! Solentcherry
  • Score: 10

2:45pm Wed 26 Mar 14

steve518 says...

Best performance I have ever seen by AFCB, Francis man of the match and surely will be the player of the season, a truly outstanding player!!!
Best performance I have ever seen by AFCB, Francis man of the match and surely will be the player of the season, a truly outstanding player!!! steve518
  • Score: 23

2:50pm Wed 26 Mar 14

lymicherry says...

Can anyone remember a better Bournemouth goal than Grabban's first? Brilliant pass from Ritchie, storming run by Francis (who was immense), great cross and a superb finish. Breathtaking.
Can anyone remember a better Bournemouth goal than Grabban's first? Brilliant pass from Ritchie, storming run by Francis (who was immense), great cross and a superb finish. Breathtaking. lymicherry
  • Score: 16

3:58pm Wed 26 Mar 14

KeeefflyWhite says...

Solentcherry wrote:
KeeefflyWhite wrote:
In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort.
Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.
So what have you come on here to say then ??
On another day this defeat wouldn't have happened ?
We were lucky ?
All I was saying was that Leeds are currently rubbish. We would struggle against anyone at the moment.
If you want to take this as me having a go, it's up to you.
Enjoy your moment, just don't get too carried away.
[quote][p][bold]Solentcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KeeefflyWhite[/bold] wrote: In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort. Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]So what have you come on here to say then ?? On another day this defeat wouldn't have happened ? We were lucky ?[/p][/quote]All I was saying was that Leeds are currently rubbish. We would struggle against anyone at the moment. If you want to take this as me having a go, it's up to you. Enjoy your moment, just don't get too carried away. KeeefflyWhite
  • Score: 12

4:09pm Wed 26 Mar 14

coops1965cherry says...

lymicherry wrote:
Can anyone remember a better Bournemouth goal than Grabban's first? Brilliant pass from Ritchie, storming run by Francis (who was immense), great cross and a superb finish. Breathtaking.
I could name a few contenders but in the current sense, no I cannot.

Great team goal, great finish, text book football.

TOTAL FOOTBALL.

Sorry but Ted McDougall's at Villa park the diving header has got to be up there.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Can anyone remember a better Bournemouth goal than Grabban's first? Brilliant pass from Ritchie, storming run by Francis (who was immense), great cross and a superb finish. Breathtaking.[/p][/quote]I could name a few contenders but in the current sense, no I cannot. Great team goal, great finish, text book football. TOTAL FOOTBALL. Sorry but Ted McDougall's at Villa park the diving header has got to be up there. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 10

4:31pm Wed 26 Mar 14

KeeefflyWhite says...

matt68 wrote:
KeeefflyWhite wrote:
In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort.
Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.
Fair point i know that most of your fans who were their last night probably were not here in 1990 but that defeat relegated us and it has taken a long time to get back you do have a big following and last night you did seem to have genuine fans at the game, your defence is bad! but we were excellent this is the best time ever to follow bmouth long may it continue i am afraid you will not get any sympathy on here!
I fully understand that some victories mean a lot more that 3 points. Enjoy it (it's been a while for us).
All I was saying is that Leeds are truly awful at the moment and you should not expect such an easy ride in your next game.
As for sympathy, I wouldn't expect any.
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KeeefflyWhite[/bold] wrote: In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort. Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]Fair point i know that most of your fans who were their last night probably were not here in 1990 but that defeat relegated us and it has taken a long time to get back you do have a big following and last night you did seem to have genuine fans at the game, your defence is bad! but we were excellent this is the best time ever to follow bmouth long may it continue i am afraid you will not get any sympathy on here![/p][/quote]I fully understand that some victories mean a lot more that 3 points. Enjoy it (it's been a while for us). All I was saying is that Leeds are truly awful at the moment and you should not expect such an easy ride in your next game. As for sympathy, I wouldn't expect any. KeeefflyWhite
  • Score: 8

5:00pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Chukki's uncle says...

KeeefflyWhite wrote:
matt68 wrote:
KeeefflyWhite wrote:
In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort.
Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.
Fair point i know that most of your fans who were their last night probably were not here in 1990 but that defeat relegated us and it has taken a long time to get back you do have a big following and last night you did seem to have genuine fans at the game, your defence is bad! but we were excellent this is the best time ever to follow bmouth long may it continue i am afraid you will not get any sympathy on here!
I fully understand that some victories mean a lot more that 3 points. Enjoy it (it's been a while for us).
All I was saying is that Leeds are truly awful at the moment and you should not expect such an easy ride in your next game.
As for sympathy, I wouldn't expect any.
Just as well then
[quote][p][bold]KeeefflyWhite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KeeefflyWhite[/bold] wrote: In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort. Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]Fair point i know that most of your fans who were their last night probably were not here in 1990 but that defeat relegated us and it has taken a long time to get back you do have a big following and last night you did seem to have genuine fans at the game, your defence is bad! but we were excellent this is the best time ever to follow bmouth long may it continue i am afraid you will not get any sympathy on here![/p][/quote]I fully understand that some victories mean a lot more that 3 points. Enjoy it (it's been a while for us). All I was saying is that Leeds are truly awful at the moment and you should not expect such an easy ride in your next game. As for sympathy, I wouldn't expect any.[/p][/quote]Just as well then Chukki's uncle
  • Score: -2

5:05pm Wed 26 Mar 14

raybren says...

lymicherry wrote:
Can anyone remember a better Bournemouth goal than Grabban's first? Brilliant pass from Ritchie, storming run by Francis (who was immense), great cross and a superb finish. Breathtaking.
Add to that Harte ' s ball out of defence to Ritchie , and you have got the best " team " goal for many a year !
[quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Can anyone remember a better Bournemouth goal than Grabban's first? Brilliant pass from Ritchie, storming run by Francis (who was immense), great cross and a superb finish. Breathtaking.[/p][/quote]Add to that Harte ' s ball out of defence to Ritchie , and you have got the best " team " goal for many a year ! raybren
  • Score: 10

5:14pm Wed 26 Mar 14

dustbindanny says...

Throughout this season, when we have played ' BIG ' clubs in this League and turned on the style and put in a good performance. They all say that they didn't play very well? They never seem to give credit where it,s due and realise that ' Little Old Bournemouth' are now a very good Footballing Team? Simon last night you were awesome 10/10 ! Well Done!
Throughout this season, when we have played ' BIG ' clubs in this League and turned on the style and put in a good performance. They all say that they didn't play very well? They never seem to give credit where it,s due and realise that ' Little Old Bournemouth' are now a very good Footballing Team? Simon last night you were awesome 10/10 ! Well Done! dustbindanny
  • Score: 20

5:24pm Wed 26 Mar 14

St Albans Cherry says...

Thank you for the posts I wish I had been there.............he
y ho!

This has made my birthday week memorable. The Leeds fans of yesterday clearly humble and for that we thank you.......... so unlike your fans of yesteryear.

But onward and upwards. The Cherry fan has waited patiently for our time to come. It is now, today and tomorrow no more all our yesterdays!

So come on you Reds!
Thank you for the posts I wish I had been there.............he y ho! This has made my birthday week memorable. The Leeds fans of yesterday clearly humble and for that we thank you.......... so unlike your fans of yesteryear. But onward and upwards. The Cherry fan has waited patiently for our time to come. It is now, today and tomorrow no more all our yesterdays! So come on you Reds! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 10

5:43pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote:
Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly.

I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t.

No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season.
Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night.
BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10.

U T C I A D.
I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :)
Leeds are not the side they used to be they are just an average side now . We are a much better team than them we have got much better players than them . With perhaps the exception of one player . I think last night summed up just what rantie is all about . Every single player were fantastic last night except him . He is not a good finisher . He isn't good enough to even clean yanns boots . I just hope after last night people actually saw that for them self .
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly. I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t. No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season. Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night. BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :)[/p][/quote]Leeds are not the side they used to be they are just an average side now . We are a much better team than them we have got much better players than them . With perhaps the exception of one player . I think last night summed up just what rantie is all about . Every single player were fantastic last night except him . He is not a good finisher . He isn't good enough to even clean yanns boots . I just hope after last night people actually saw that for them self . Nat1234
  • Score: -25

6:14pm Wed 26 Mar 14

AFCBade says...

KeeefflyWhite wrote:
matt68 wrote:
KeeefflyWhite wrote:
In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort.
Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.
Fair point i know that most of your fans who were their last night probably were not here in 1990 but that defeat relegated us and it has taken a long time to get back you do have a big following and last night you did seem to have genuine fans at the game, your defence is bad! but we were excellent this is the best time ever to follow bmouth long may it continue i am afraid you will not get any sympathy on here!
I fully understand that some victories mean a lot more that 3 points. Enjoy it (it's been a while for us).
All I was saying is that Leeds are truly awful at the moment and you should not expect such an easy ride in your next game.
As for sympathy, I wouldn't expect any.
Would agree. If Leeds players were half as good as their fans last night, it would be have been a tougher game. Afcb played some great stuff but Leeds' players need to look at themselves today. Defensively poor and felt butland looked shellshocked, normally a quality keeper. Off field problems either creates team unity or demotivates players; think it is obvious in Leeds' case. From an Afcb view, however, these are wonderful times.
[quote][p][bold]KeeefflyWhite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KeeefflyWhite[/bold] wrote: In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort. Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]Fair point i know that most of your fans who were their last night probably were not here in 1990 but that defeat relegated us and it has taken a long time to get back you do have a big following and last night you did seem to have genuine fans at the game, your defence is bad! but we were excellent this is the best time ever to follow bmouth long may it continue i am afraid you will not get any sympathy on here![/p][/quote]I fully understand that some victories mean a lot more that 3 points. Enjoy it (it's been a while for us). All I was saying is that Leeds are truly awful at the moment and you should not expect such an easy ride in your next game. As for sympathy, I wouldn't expect any.[/p][/quote]Would agree. If Leeds players were half as good as their fans last night, it would be have been a tougher game. Afcb played some great stuff but Leeds' players need to look at themselves today. Defensively poor and felt butland looked shellshocked, normally a quality keeper. Off field problems either creates team unity or demotivates players; think it is obvious in Leeds' case. From an Afcb view, however, these are wonderful times. AFCBade
  • Score: 7

7:03pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Solentcherry says...

dustbindanny wrote:
Throughout this season, when we have played ' BIG ' clubs in this League and turned on the style and put in a good performance. They all say that they didn't play very well? They never seem to give credit where it,s due and realise that ' Little Old Bournemouth' are now a very good Footballing Team? Simon last night you were awesome 10/10 ! Well Done!
Danny, that's kind of what I was saying to our Leeds ' guest ' earlier in this thread, only to get -7 ( so far ! ), whereas you get + 6.
Fickle bunch on here at times !
COYC.
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: Throughout this season, when we have played ' BIG ' clubs in this League and turned on the style and put in a good performance. They all say that they didn't play very well? They never seem to give credit where it,s due and realise that ' Little Old Bournemouth' are now a very good Footballing Team? Simon last night you were awesome 10/10 ! Well Done![/p][/quote]Danny, that's kind of what I was saying to our Leeds ' guest ' earlier in this thread, only to get -7 ( so far ! ), whereas you get + 6. Fickle bunch on here at times ! COYC. Solentcherry
  • Score: -6

7:25pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Born in Bmth says...

Thanks Eddie and the boys, sweet revenge for 1990. I was there and was 4mths pregnant at the time. The violence on that day was horrible, I was crossing the car park surrounded by fighting fans and police on horseback it was scary. On top of that we lost and were relegated, thanks again.
Thanks Eddie and the boys, sweet revenge for 1990. I was there and was 4mths pregnant at the time. The violence on that day was horrible, I was crossing the car park surrounded by fighting fans and police on horseback it was scary. On top of that we lost and were relegated, thanks again. Born in Bmth
  • Score: 9

8:15pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Talkingheadera says...

And don't forget the f.a. did f.all about the leeds fans. Rock throwing, mugging people for tickets, rioting on bournemouth beach the night before,smashing shop windows.
The game should never have kicked off. The awful atmosphere inside the ground contributed to the defeat and relegation.
Leeds scum.
And don't forget the f.a. did f.all about the leeds fans. Rock throwing, mugging people for tickets, rioting on bournemouth beach the night before,smashing shop windows. The game should never have kicked off. The awful atmosphere inside the ground contributed to the defeat and relegation. Leeds scum. Talkingheadera
  • Score: 12

11:28pm Wed 26 Mar 14

St Albans Cherry says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
And don't forget the f.a. did f.all about the leeds fans. Rock throwing, mugging people for tickets, rioting on bournemouth beach the night before,smashing shop windows.
The game should never have kicked off. The awful atmosphere inside the ground contributed to the defeat and relegation.
Leeds scum.
Totally agree. They got lucky that night. The toothless FA did nothing, nowt and that was shameful.
.
.

Really annoyed that I missed the game but I did see us play at Derby and knew then that we were good enough and I was there for the 5 nil against Doncaster! The Charlton game was baffling but we are winning 2 out of three which means the play offs are NO longer in the imagination. Bit concerned that we don't have enough tickets for Yeovil though? Why?
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: And don't forget the f.a. did f.all about the leeds fans. Rock throwing, mugging people for tickets, rioting on bournemouth beach the night before,smashing shop windows. The game should never have kicked off. The awful atmosphere inside the ground contributed to the defeat and relegation. Leeds scum.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. They got lucky that night. The toothless FA did nothing, nowt and that was shameful. . . Really annoyed that I missed the game but I did see us play at Derby and knew then that we were good enough and I was there for the 5 nil against Doncaster! The Charlton game was baffling but we are winning 2 out of three which means the play offs are NO longer in the imagination. Bit concerned that we don't have enough tickets for Yeovil though? Why? St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 1

6:56am Thu 27 Mar 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

St Albans Cherry wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
And don't forget the f.a. did f.all about the leeds fans. Rock throwing, mugging people for tickets, rioting on bournemouth beach the night before,smashing shop windows.
The game should never have kicked off. The awful atmosphere inside the ground contributed to the defeat and relegation.
Leeds scum.
Totally agree. They got lucky that night. The toothless FA did nothing, nowt and that was shameful.
.
.

Really annoyed that I missed the game but I did see us play at Derby and knew then that we were good enough and I was there for the 5 nil against Doncaster! The Charlton game was baffling but we are winning 2 out of three which means the play offs are NO longer in the imagination. Bit concerned that we don't have enough tickets for Yeovil though? Why?
Unfortunately Yeovil can only accomadate 2,000 visiting fans, which to be fair is considerably more than the 1,400 that we allocate to away supporters at DC, so we cant really complain. As tickets quite rightly go on sale to season ticket holders initially, and we have around 6,000 of them, it was obvious that demand would exceed supply.
I shouldn't worry to much though, it is an awful ground to visit and a nightmare to get away from after the game, i would have thought Ipswich would be a better option for you.
I HOPE THE RED ARMY ARE BEING MOBILISED TO BIRMINGHAM ON SATURDAY.
[quote][p][bold]St Albans Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: And don't forget the f.a. did f.all about the leeds fans. Rock throwing, mugging people for tickets, rioting on bournemouth beach the night before,smashing shop windows. The game should never have kicked off. The awful atmosphere inside the ground contributed to the defeat and relegation. Leeds scum.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. They got lucky that night. The toothless FA did nothing, nowt and that was shameful. . . Really annoyed that I missed the game but I did see us play at Derby and knew then that we were good enough and I was there for the 5 nil against Doncaster! The Charlton game was baffling but we are winning 2 out of three which means the play offs are NO longer in the imagination. Bit concerned that we don't have enough tickets for Yeovil though? Why?[/p][/quote]Unfortunately Yeovil can only accomadate 2,000 visiting fans, which to be fair is considerably more than the 1,400 that we allocate to away supporters at DC, so we cant really complain. As tickets quite rightly go on sale to season ticket holders initially, and we have around 6,000 of them, it was obvious that demand would exceed supply. I shouldn't worry to much though, it is an awful ground to visit and a nightmare to get away from after the game, i would have thought Ipswich would be a better option for you. I HOPE THE RED ARMY ARE BEING MOBILISED TO BIRMINGHAM ON SATURDAY. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 5

7:07am Thu 27 Mar 14

abc100 says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
St Albans Cherry wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
And don't forget the f.a. did f.all about the leeds fans. Rock throwing, mugging people for tickets, rioting on bournemouth beach the night before,smashing shop windows.
The game should never have kicked off. The awful atmosphere inside the ground contributed to the defeat and relegation.
Leeds scum.
Totally agree. They got lucky that night. The toothless FA did nothing, nowt and that was shameful.
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Really annoyed that I missed the game but I did see us play at Derby and knew then that we were good enough and I was there for the 5 nil against Doncaster! The Charlton game was baffling but we are winning 2 out of three which means the play offs are NO longer in the imagination. Bit concerned that we don't have enough tickets for Yeovil though? Why?
Unfortunately Yeovil can only accomadate 2,000 visiting fans, which to be fair is considerably more than the 1,400 that we allocate to away supporters at DC, so we cant really complain. As tickets quite rightly go on sale to season ticket holders initially, and we have around 6,000 of them, it was obvious that demand would exceed supply.
I shouldn't worry to much though, it is an awful ground to visit and a nightmare to get away from after the game, i would have thought Ipswich would be a better option for you.
I HOPE THE RED ARMY ARE BEING MOBILISED TO BIRMINGHAM ON SATURDAY.
Yeovil is only a nightmare to get away from
If you park at the ground, go early park at the pub have a drink and have only a 5 min walk, I have been the last 4 times we have played there and going in a couple of weeks and I'm always home by half six at the latest
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Albans Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: And don't forget the f.a. did f.all about the leeds fans. Rock throwing, mugging people for tickets, rioting on bournemouth beach the night before,smashing shop windows. The game should never have kicked off. The awful atmosphere inside the ground contributed to the defeat and relegation. Leeds scum.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. They got lucky that night. The toothless FA did nothing, nowt and that was shameful. . . Really annoyed that I missed the game but I did see us play at Derby and knew then that we were good enough and I was there for the 5 nil against Doncaster! The Charlton game was baffling but we are winning 2 out of three which means the play offs are NO longer in the imagination. Bit concerned that we don't have enough tickets for Yeovil though? Why?[/p][/quote]Unfortunately Yeovil can only accomadate 2,000 visiting fans, which to be fair is considerably more than the 1,400 that we allocate to away supporters at DC, so we cant really complain. As tickets quite rightly go on sale to season ticket holders initially, and we have around 6,000 of them, it was obvious that demand would exceed supply. I shouldn't worry to much though, it is an awful ground to visit and a nightmare to get away from after the game, i would have thought Ipswich would be a better option for you. I HOPE THE RED ARMY ARE BEING MOBILISED TO BIRMINGHAM ON SATURDAY.[/p][/quote]Yeovil is only a nightmare to get away from If you park at the ground, go early park at the pub have a drink and have only a 5 min walk, I have been the last 4 times we have played there and going in a couple of weeks and I'm always home by half six at the latest abc100
  • Score: 2

8:09am Thu 27 Mar 14

afcbcasuals says...

Scum ..everybody and everything connected to Leeds ..there supporters still think their special the players think they are class above (Pearce wouldn't get back into the Bournemouth team) when will they realise they are team of nobody's that are going nowhere apart from out of existence ..stunning performance by all. managers coaches and player's proud to be a part of the new era
Scum ..everybody and everything connected to Leeds ..there supporters still think their special the players think they are class above (Pearce wouldn't get back into the Bournemouth team) when will they realise they are team of nobody's that are going nowhere apart from out of existence ..stunning performance by all. managers coaches and player's proud to be a part of the new era afcbcasuals
  • Score: -4

8:20am Thu 27 Mar 14

Fanfor45 says...

A question raised on Radio Solent re’ the players to be retained makes for some interesting discussion. Without knowledge of their contract status and looking through the team squad list on Wikipedia, I would predict these up for release.;Surman,(bac
k to Norwich) McQuoid, McDermott, and Hughes. Concerning the “reserves”, Jalal, Addison and Tubbs are certain to go. I suspect Partington to be further developed for centre-back cover and Stockley to remain in limbo being loaned out. As I say, I have no idea how this stands contractually but it will still be interesting to see what comes of the end-of-season clear out.
A question raised on Radio Solent re’ the players to be retained makes for some interesting discussion. Without knowledge of their contract status and looking through the team squad list on Wikipedia, I would predict these up for release.;Surman,(bac k to Norwich) McQuoid, McDermott, and Hughes. Concerning the “reserves”, Jalal, Addison and Tubbs are certain to go. I suspect Partington to be further developed for centre-back cover and Stockley to remain in limbo being loaned out. As I say, I have no idea how this stands contractually but it will still be interesting to see what comes of the end-of-season clear out. Fanfor45
  • Score: 0

8:33am Thu 27 Mar 14

ben611 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote: Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly. I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t. No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season. Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night. BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10. U T C I A D.
I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :)
Leeds are not the side they used to be they are just an average side now . We are a much better team than them we have got much better players than them . With perhaps the exception of one player . I think last night summed up just what rantie is all about . Every single player were fantastic last night except him . He is not a good finisher . He isn't good enough to even clean yanns boots . I just hope after last night people actually saw that for them self .
totally agree nat absolute shambles!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly. I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t. No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season. Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night. BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :)[/p][/quote]Leeds are not the side they used to be they are just an average side now . We are a much better team than them we have got much better players than them . With perhaps the exception of one player . I think last night summed up just what rantie is all about . Every single player were fantastic last night except him . He is not a good finisher . He isn't good enough to even clean yanns boots . I just hope after last night people actually saw that for them self .[/p][/quote]totally agree nat absolute shambles! ben611
  • Score: -8

10:31am Thu 27 Mar 14

smhinto says...

ben611 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote: Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly. I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t. No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season. Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night. BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10. U T C I A D.
I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :)
Leeds are not the side they used to be they are just an average side now . We are a much better team than them we have got much better players than them . With perhaps the exception of one player . I think last night summed up just what rantie is all about . Every single player were fantastic last night except him . He is not a good finisher . He isn't good enough to even clean yanns boots . I just hope after last night people actually saw that for them self .
totally agree nat absolute shambles!
I believe Rantie will come good for us eventually. I feel that he is still adjusting to the rigours of the English game and the Championship in particular. Next season he will improve I’m sure, especially after a good
pre-season. This issue that is niggling me is that we have way over paid for him, a scandalous amount. We did the same with Tubbs and overpaid for him, a League Two player at best.
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I also believe we have slightly over paid for Kermorgant too, in view of his age in particular. If he was four years younger the fee would have been justified. But if he maintains his current scoring record next season I suppose we would have got value for money and I am sure that he will.
.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly. I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t. No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season. Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night. BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :)[/p][/quote]Leeds are not the side they used to be they are just an average side now . We are a much better team than them we have got much better players than them . With perhaps the exception of one player . I think last night summed up just what rantie is all about . Every single player were fantastic last night except him . He is not a good finisher . He isn't good enough to even clean yanns boots . I just hope after last night people actually saw that for them self .[/p][/quote]totally agree nat absolute shambles![/p][/quote]I believe Rantie will come good for us eventually. I feel that he is still adjusting to the rigours of the English game and the Championship in particular. Next season he will improve I’m sure, especially after a good pre-season. This issue that is niggling me is that we have way over paid for him, a scandalous amount. We did the same with Tubbs and overpaid for him, a League Two player at best. . I also believe we have slightly over paid for Kermorgant too, in view of his age in particular. If he was four years younger the fee would have been justified. But if he maintains his current scoring record next season I suppose we would have got value for money and I am sure that he will. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: 1

11:21am Thu 27 Mar 14

CourtOffside says...

KeeefflyWhite wrote:
In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort.
Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.
No-one would ever say their team played well having shipped four goals... Your club is in a mess clearly - but you weren't the worst side to visit us this season by any means.
[quote][p][bold]KeeefflyWhite[/bold] wrote: In all honesty, it wasn't any Leeds United that I recognise. I would not like to take anything away from your team, you obviously have a great ethic and manager, but you played a very poor side, who lacked any effort. Anyway, good luck with the rest of the season.[/p][/quote]No-one would ever say their team played well having shipped four goals... Your club is in a mess clearly - but you weren't the worst side to visit us this season by any means. CourtOffside
  • Score: 2

11:21am Thu 27 Mar 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

smhinto wrote:
ben611 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote: Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly. I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t. No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season. Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night. BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10. U T C I A D.
I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :)
Leeds are not the side they used to be they are just an average side now . We are a much better team than them we have got much better players than them . With perhaps the exception of one player . I think last night summed up just what rantie is all about . Every single player were fantastic last night except him . He is not a good finisher . He isn't good enough to even clean yanns boots . I just hope after last night people actually saw that for them self .
totally agree nat absolute shambles!
I believe Rantie will come good for us eventually. I feel that he is still adjusting to the rigours of the English game and the Championship in particular. Next season he will improve I’m sure, especially after a good
pre-season. This issue that is niggling me is that we have way over paid for him, a scandalous amount. We did the same with Tubbs and overpaid for him, a League Two player at best.
.
I also believe we have slightly over paid for Kermorgant too, in view of his age in particular. If he was four years younger the fee would have been justified. But if he maintains his current scoring record next season I suppose we would have got value for money and I am sure that he will.
.
Regards
I think thats the point Smhinto a bit of good old fashioned VFM.

Yann's goals to games-started ratio for us is very impressive! I hope it continues and he doesn't swap his boots for a 'banjo' as some previous strikers did (no names mentioned). I have a good feeling about Yann though and am sure he will be prove to be consistent and a bargain.

Regards
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly. I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t. No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season. Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night. BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :)[/p][/quote]Leeds are not the side they used to be they are just an average side now . We are a much better team than them we have got much better players than them . With perhaps the exception of one player . I think last night summed up just what rantie is all about . Every single player were fantastic last night except him . He is not a good finisher . He isn't good enough to even clean yanns boots . I just hope after last night people actually saw that for them self .[/p][/quote]totally agree nat absolute shambles![/p][/quote]I believe Rantie will come good for us eventually. I feel that he is still adjusting to the rigours of the English game and the Championship in particular. Next season he will improve I’m sure, especially after a good pre-season. This issue that is niggling me is that we have way over paid for him, a scandalous amount. We did the same with Tubbs and overpaid for him, a League Two player at best. . I also believe we have slightly over paid for Kermorgant too, in view of his age in particular. If he was four years younger the fee would have been justified. But if he maintains his current scoring record next season I suppose we would have got value for money and I am sure that he will. . Regards[/p][/quote]I think thats the point Smhinto a bit of good old fashioned VFM. Yann's goals to games-started ratio for us is very impressive! I hope it continues and he doesn't swap his boots for a 'banjo' as some previous strikers did (no names mentioned). I have a good feeling about Yann though and am sure he will be prove to be consistent and a bargain. Regards TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 3

12:10pm Thu 27 Mar 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

smhinto wrote:
ben611 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote: Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly. I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t. No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season. Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night. BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10. U T C I A D.
I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :)
Leeds are not the side they used to be they are just an average side now . We are a much better team than them we have got much better players than them . With perhaps the exception of one player . I think last night summed up just what rantie is all about . Every single player were fantastic last night except him . He is not a good finisher . He isn't good enough to even clean yanns boots . I just hope after last night people actually saw that for them self .
totally agree nat absolute shambles!
I believe Rantie will come good for us eventually. I feel that he is still adjusting to the rigours of the English game and the Championship in particular. Next season he will improve I’m sure, especially after a good
pre-season. This issue that is niggling me is that we have way over paid for him, a scandalous amount. We did the same with Tubbs and overpaid for him, a League Two player at best.
.
I also believe we have slightly over paid for Kermorgant too, in view of his age in particular. If he was four years younger the fee would have been justified. But if he maintains his current scoring record next season I suppose we would have got value for money and I am sure that he will.
.
Regards
With all due respect Smhinto, stick to scouting and leave player valuations to those a bit more qualified. None of us know whether TK will improve in the future but he must be afforded the chance to do so, which i appreciate that you have pointed out.
When Danny Ings pitched up at Burnley for 1m there were raised eyebrows amogst the supporters and he was far from an instant sucess. Fast-forward 18 months and he is now championship player of the year and worth circa 4m, so good business done by king Eddie for Burnley and who's to say it wont happen with TK. As for Kermorgant 400k is a snip if his goals keep us in this division( or above) for the next couple of seasons, bearing in mind the revenue we generate at this level - at least 4m per season above L1.
You say Tubbs L2 at best.?? Aren't Crawley in L1,he seems to be doing alright there doesn't he.??
TRUST IN EDDIE... he knows best.!!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Man of the match Franny, I thought you were superb all night up and down the flank and defended brilliantly. I thought that was the performance of the season, no bull***t. No if's no but's no candy or nuts, the best performance of the season. Leeds could not live with your determination and quality all night. BRILLIANT, 10 OUT OF 10. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]I agree , it wasn't just Leeds were very poor we were also extremely good, some one was due a spanking and what a time to do it :)[/p][/quote]Leeds are not the side they used to be they are just an average side now . We are a much better team than them we have got much better players than them . With perhaps the exception of one player . I think last night summed up just what rantie is all about . Every single player were fantastic last night except him . He is not a good finisher . He isn't good enough to even clean yanns boots . I just hope after last night people actually saw that for them self .[/p][/quote]totally agree nat absolute shambles![/p][/quote]I believe Rantie will come good for us eventually. I feel that he is still adjusting to the rigours of the English game and the Championship in particular. Next season he will improve I’m sure, especially after a good pre-season. This issue that is niggling me is that we have way over paid for him, a scandalous amount. We did the same with Tubbs and overpaid for him, a League Two player at best. . I also believe we have slightly over paid for Kermorgant too, in view of his age in particular. If he was four years younger the fee would have been justified. But if he maintains his current scoring record next season I suppose we would have got value for money and I am sure that he will. . Regards[/p][/quote]With all due respect Smhinto, stick to scouting and leave player valuations to those a bit more qualified. None of us know whether TK will improve in the future but he must be afforded the chance to do so, which i appreciate that you have pointed out. When Danny Ings pitched up at Burnley for 1m there were raised eyebrows amogst the supporters and he was far from an instant sucess. Fast-forward 18 months and he is now championship player of the year and worth circa 4m, so good business done by king Eddie for Burnley and who's to say it wont happen with TK. As for Kermorgant 400k is a snip if his goals keep us in this division( or above) for the next couple of seasons, bearing in mind the revenue we generate at this level - at least 4m per season above L1. You say Tubbs L2 at best.?? Aren't Crawley in L1,he seems to be doing alright there doesn't he.?? TRUST IN EDDIE... he knows best.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 11

7:06pm Thu 27 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

Fellaini cost 27 million, Mata 37 million.
so 2 million and 400,000 seems a snip to me if we can progress upwards in the future. Some people dont stay with the times. Look at Rooneys weekly wage, and that is why United fans pay 60 quid a ticket. remember the Madrid match
Fellaini cost 27 million, Mata 37 million. so 2 million and 400,000 seems a snip to me if we can progress upwards in the future. Some people dont stay with the times. Look at Rooneys weekly wage, and that is why United fans pay 60 quid a ticket. remember the Madrid match golfer33
  • Score: 0

10:37am Sun 30 Mar 14

CC C-siders says...

dustbindanny wrote:
Throughout this season, when we have played ' BIG ' clubs in this League and turned on the style and put in a good performance. They all say that they didn't play very well? They never seem to give credit where it,s due and realise that ' Little Old Bournemouth' are now a very good Footballing Team? Simon last night you were awesome 10/10 ! Well Done!
Spot on!
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: Throughout this season, when we have played ' BIG ' clubs in this League and turned on the style and put in a good performance. They all say that they didn't play very well? They never seem to give credit where it,s due and realise that ' Little Old Bournemouth' are now a very good Footballing Team? Simon last night you were awesome 10/10 ! Well Done![/p][/quote]Spot on! CC C-siders
  • Score: 0

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