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AFC Bournemouth's Rantie: 'I need to stand up and rectify my mistakes'

Bournemouth Echo: FRUSTRATED: AFC Bournemouth striker Tokelo Rantie FRUSTRATED: AFC Bournemouth striker Tokelo Rantie

RECORD signing Tokelo Rantie admitted his lack of goals for Cherries had become a burden but vowed to come good in the closing weeks of the campaign.

Despite making an impression with his lively approach play, the South Africa international striker has struggled to find the net with just three goals to show for his 26 league appearances, 13 as a substitute, since joining from Swedish club Malmo in August.

The diminutive 23-year-old came on as a second-half substitute in Tuesday 4-1 thrashing of Leeds but was twice denied one-on-one by visiting goalkeeper Jack Butland.

And after failing to add further gloss to Cherries’ imperious display, Rantie revealed the meagre return from his maiden voyage into English football had played on his mind while bearing down on goal.

However, Cherries’ high-profile signing insists he is ready to release the shackles of his opening season torment and prove his worth to boss Eddie Howe and his team-mates for providing support during his lean spell.

Speaking exclusively to the Daily Echo, Rantie said: “The pressure is there. Wherever you go, you need to impress people and for me, being at a new club, I always feel the need to do well.

“I would say it all comes down to the fact I didn’t start well. I didn’t start scoring goals when I came here and it will always be in my mind until I start to score regularly.

“But I’m not in a position to start feeling sorry for myself, I need to stand up and rectify my mistakes.

“I feel like I am getting there. I have been creating chances and getting chances, the only thing left is for me to convert them.

“I’m not as relaxed as I would love to be, but I think I am getting to a position where I can feel confident in myself again.

“When I look back at the goals I scored before I came here, I would say 80 per cent of them were spectacular.

"I don’t remember scoring many easy goals and it all comes down to confidence. As soon as I get that, I believe I can start working wonders.

“Sometimes I believe that the support I am getting from people is way too massive. I feel blessed and I am very grateful but it comes to a point where I need to repay that faith, simple as that.

“I need to get back to doing what I do best, I have set targets and I want to do well in the coming games. Whenever I have the opportunity, I tell myself I must take responsibility to create or to score.”

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7:23pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Court Side says...

I so want TK to succeed here. Frustrated that he couldn't take at least one of the 2 chances he had tuesday night. I still believe he will turn the corner for us and become a regular scorer, Eddie doesn't get many things wrong. Don't think it will do him any good to go out on loan, he's struggled to settle here let alone pack him off to another town or city on his jack. I will always support any player wearing the shirt and will continue to keep faith with TK.
I so want TK to succeed here. Frustrated that he couldn't take at least one of the 2 chances he had tuesday night. I still believe he will turn the corner for us and become a regular scorer, Eddie doesn't get many things wrong. Don't think it will do him any good to go out on loan, he's struggled to settle here let alone pack him off to another town or city on his jack. I will always support any player wearing the shirt and will continue to keep faith with TK. Court Side
  • Score: 47

7:35pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Rotterdam says...

TK has great ability to get into excellent scoring positions, which is 50% of what a striker needs (compare that with Tubbs and Thomas for example).

Because he presents opponents with a completely different style of play from Yann, it means that switching them during a game can be very effective.
(Against Leeds it really should have resulted in two more goals).

As he says, he's lacking confidence at the moment, but he knows he has it in him to score spectacular goals, and I think EH will want to keep faith with Tokelo and bring the best out of him rather than heading off on an expensive search for another class striker.

There are one or two people who post here who seem not to like TK on a personal level. Right now, I'd be impressed with them if they did the decent thing and stayed out of this thread.
TK has great ability to get into excellent scoring positions, which is 50% of what a striker needs (compare that with Tubbs and Thomas for example). Because he presents opponents with a completely different style of play from Yann, it means that switching them during a game can be very effective. (Against Leeds it really should have resulted in two more goals). As he says, he's lacking confidence at the moment, but he knows he has it in him to score spectacular goals, and I think EH will want to keep faith with Tokelo and bring the best out of him rather than heading off on an expensive search for another class striker. There are one or two people who post here who seem not to like TK on a personal level. Right now, I'd be impressed with them if they did the decent thing and stayed out of this thread. Rotterdam
  • Score: 33

7:35pm Fri 28 Mar 14

mattblackthehat says...

Court Side wrote:
I so want TK to succeed here. Frustrated that he couldn't take at least one of the 2 chances he had tuesday night. I still believe he will turn the corner for us and become a regular scorer, Eddie doesn't get many things wrong. Don't think it will do him any good to go out on loan, he's struggled to settle here let alone pack him off to another town or city on his jack. I will always support any player wearing the shirt and will continue to keep faith with TK.
Here here, spot on. If anyone can get the best out of him EH can. The 'fans' getting on his back is not going to aid his progress. Lets hope Nat hasn't arranged a fly past on Saturday like the classless Manure 'fans'
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: I so want TK to succeed here. Frustrated that he couldn't take at least one of the 2 chances he had tuesday night. I still believe he will turn the corner for us and become a regular scorer, Eddie doesn't get many things wrong. Don't think it will do him any good to go out on loan, he's struggled to settle here let alone pack him off to another town or city on his jack. I will always support any player wearing the shirt and will continue to keep faith with TK.[/p][/quote]Here here, spot on. If anyone can get the best out of him EH can. The 'fans' getting on his back is not going to aid his progress. Lets hope Nat hasn't arranged a fly past on Saturday like the classless Manure 'fans' mattblackthehat
  • Score: 18

7:48pm Fri 28 Mar 14

susi.m says...

I really think he is going to come good. Eddie gets so little wrong.
I really think he is going to come good. Eddie gets so little wrong. susi.m
  • Score: 10

7:57pm Fri 28 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

Court Side wrote:
I so want TK to succeed here. Frustrated that he couldn't take at least one of the 2 chances he had tuesday night. I still believe he will turn the corner for us and become a regular scorer, Eddie doesn't get many things wrong. Don't think it will do him any good to go out on loan, he's struggled to settle here let alone pack him off to another town or city on his jack. I will always support any player wearing the shirt and will continue to keep faith with TK.
Here here, at least he created the chances in the first place, im sure the whole team felt for him, which will be shown when the goals start going in.
Get the winner tomorrow TK.
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: I so want TK to succeed here. Frustrated that he couldn't take at least one of the 2 chances he had tuesday night. I still believe he will turn the corner for us and become a regular scorer, Eddie doesn't get many things wrong. Don't think it will do him any good to go out on loan, he's struggled to settle here let alone pack him off to another town or city on his jack. I will always support any player wearing the shirt and will continue to keep faith with TK.[/p][/quote]Here here, at least he created the chances in the first place, im sure the whole team felt for him, which will be shown when the goals start going in. Get the winner tomorrow TK. golfer33
  • Score: 19

8:11pm Fri 28 Mar 14

canfordcherry says...

He's had 2 long seasons in one (Swedish Summer League and straight into Champ with us) add on the Internationals and I would think he is probably shattered. Judge him on his early displays next season when he is fresh and hungry. I think he will come good then.
He's had 2 long seasons in one (Swedish Summer League and straight into Champ with us) add on the Internationals and I would think he is probably shattered. Judge him on his early displays next season when he is fresh and hungry. I think he will come good then. canfordcherry
  • Score: 26

8:26pm Fri 28 Mar 14

raybren says...

Good positive posts , TK has bags of ability which will be to our benefit in the LONG TERM . His critics will then have to EAT THEIR WORDS !
Good positive posts , TK has bags of ability which will be to our benefit in the LONG TERM . His critics will then have to EAT THEIR WORDS ! raybren
  • Score: 18

8:29pm Fri 28 Mar 14

nonnogeppetto says...

TK will be a different player next season, you can see that he knew that the two chances he missed on Tuesday night were guilt edge chances he doesn't need us to tell him that. I don't know about anyone else of here but in my profession I worked best when I felt confident and things came natural IMO he is not relaxed and the more anyone of us criticice him the more pressure he will feel under. We support a team and not just individuals. It is easy to say good things about goalscorers however we all know that each team member play a very important role in getting the ball in the opposition's net.
TK will be a different player next season, you can see that he knew that the two chances he missed on Tuesday night were guilt edge chances he doesn't need us to tell him that. I don't know about anyone else of here but in my profession I worked best when I felt confident and things came natural IMO he is not relaxed and the more anyone of us criticice him the more pressure he will feel under. We support a team and not just individuals. It is easy to say good things about goalscorers however we all know that each team member play a very important role in getting the ball in the opposition's net. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 17

8:46pm Fri 28 Mar 14

lockandload says...

Come on guys. Rantie should have scored at least once on Saturday. How many times have we said that? Even Eddie and Jason laughed after he messed up once again. We paid how much for a player that sits on the bench and is lucky to get 20 minutes playing time per match. His finishing is poor, when we played Burton, a match that even Pitman scored in he was once again very poor but yes he can run and run but its not enough.
Give him more time?
He has had the whole bloody season. Yann has being on the team for a couple of months and has scored more goals.
Rantie will not help us next season in our push for the play offs and we need to cut our loses and sell him on but honestly who would want him.
Some of the comments above are laughable.
Did hear that it wasn't Eddie but Fletcher that rated him before we bought him and Eddie is trying to support Fletcher in his mistake. Also Demin isn't impressed so don't expect to see him having a lot of play time
Come on guys. Rantie should have scored at least once on Saturday. How many times have we said that? Even Eddie and Jason laughed after he messed up once again. We paid how much for a player that sits on the bench and is lucky to get 20 minutes playing time per match. His finishing is poor, when we played Burton, a match that even Pitman scored in he was once again very poor but yes he can run and run but its not enough. Give him more time? He has had the whole bloody season. Yann has being on the team for a couple of months and has scored more goals. Rantie will not help us next season in our push for the play offs and we need to cut our loses and sell him on but honestly who would want him. Some of the comments above are laughable. Did hear that it wasn't Eddie but Fletcher that rated him before we bought him and Eddie is trying to support Fletcher in his mistake. Also Demin isn't impressed so don't expect to see him having a lot of play time lockandload
  • Score: -45

9:10pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Afcbpete says...

canfordcherry wrote:
He's had 2 long seasons in one (Swedish Summer League and straight into Champ with us) add on the Internationals and I would think he is probably shattered. Judge him on his early displays next season when he is fresh and hungry. I think he will come good then.
That's exactly something I was about to write, as I've said so often, there are many mitigating circumstances. Wouldn't it of been the perfect end for TK of taken just one of his couple of chances. He has great pace and fantastic skill, the rest will I'm sure come next season, after a decent rest, and a pre season.....
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: He's had 2 long seasons in one (Swedish Summer League and straight into Champ with us) add on the Internationals and I would think he is probably shattered. Judge him on his early displays next season when he is fresh and hungry. I think he will come good then.[/p][/quote]That's exactly something I was about to write, as I've said so often, there are many mitigating circumstances. Wouldn't it of been the perfect end for TK of taken just one of his couple of chances. He has great pace and fantastic skill, the rest will I'm sure come next season, after a decent rest, and a pre season..... Afcbpete
  • Score: 17

9:37pm Fri 28 Mar 14

afcdibby says...

lockandload wrote:
Come on guys. Rantie should have scored at least once on Saturday. How many times have we said that? Even Eddie and Jason laughed after he messed up once again. We paid how much for a player that sits on the bench and is lucky to get 20 minutes playing time per match. His finishing is poor, when we played Burton, a match that even Pitman scored in he was once again very poor but yes he can run and run but its not enough.
Give him more time?
He has had the whole bloody season. Yann has being on the team for a couple of months and has scored more goals.
Rantie will not help us next season in our push for the play offs and we need to cut our loses and sell him on but honestly who would want him.
Some of the comments above are laughable.
Did hear that it wasn't Eddie but Fletcher that rated him before we bought him and Eddie is trying to support Fletcher in his mistake. Also Demin isn't impressed so don't expect to see him having a lot of play time
Rantie didn't play a single minute last Saturday, so how was he supposed to score? You claim to know what Demin thinks, yet you don't know your days of the week.
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Come on guys. Rantie should have scored at least once on Saturday. How many times have we said that? Even Eddie and Jason laughed after he messed up once again. We paid how much for a player that sits on the bench and is lucky to get 20 minutes playing time per match. His finishing is poor, when we played Burton, a match that even Pitman scored in he was once again very poor but yes he can run and run but its not enough. Give him more time? He has had the whole bloody season. Yann has being on the team for a couple of months and has scored more goals. Rantie will not help us next season in our push for the play offs and we need to cut our loses and sell him on but honestly who would want him. Some of the comments above are laughable. Did hear that it wasn't Eddie but Fletcher that rated him before we bought him and Eddie is trying to support Fletcher in his mistake. Also Demin isn't impressed so don't expect to see him having a lot of play time[/p][/quote]Rantie didn't play a single minute last Saturday, so how was he supposed to score? You claim to know what Demin thinks, yet you don't know your days of the week. afcdibby
  • Score: 35

10:50pm Fri 28 Mar 14

West moors 1 says...

He's just not good enough for the championship. No first touch, not strong enough and he may have some shooting boots but where he's left them is anyone's guess. Sorry but EH got this one wrong. He possibly needs a season in league one where he may flourish. Yan on the other hand is fabulous.
He's just not good enough for the championship. No first touch, not strong enough and he may have some shooting boots but where he's left them is anyone's guess. Sorry but EH got this one wrong. He possibly needs a season in league one where he may flourish. Yan on the other hand is fabulous. West moors 1
  • Score: -19

11:27pm Fri 28 Mar 14

mossy 1 says...

West moors 1 wrote:
He's just not good enough for the championship. No first touch, not strong enough and he may have some shooting boots but where he's left them is anyone's guess. Sorry but EH got this one wrong. He possibly needs a season in league one where he may flourish. Yan on the other hand is fabulous.
Agreed.Truly want him to succeed but his control and finishing is woeful.Even on Tuesday night he had two good opportunities and whilst everyone else jumped up in expectation, I stayed in my seat,sorry but I just don`t have that confidence in him that others have.
[quote][p][bold]West moors 1[/bold] wrote: He's just not good enough for the championship. No first touch, not strong enough and he may have some shooting boots but where he's left them is anyone's guess. Sorry but EH got this one wrong. He possibly needs a season in league one where he may flourish. Yan on the other hand is fabulous.[/p][/quote]Agreed.Truly want him to succeed but his control and finishing is woeful.Even on Tuesday night he had two good opportunities and whilst everyone else jumped up in expectation, I stayed in my seat,sorry but I just don`t have that confidence in him that others have. mossy 1
  • Score: -6

11:36pm Fri 28 Mar 14

ASM says...

grabban performed well last season, but had a goal drought, many said he was half the player pitman is and would never cut it in the championship. Look what happened this season.
As someone quite rightly said he could be shattered too, playing in america and sweden and internationally, he hasn't had a pre season rest and has been on the move all the time. I hope the pressure is off him now, as some (a minority) have written him off anyway.
grabban performed well last season, but had a goal drought, many said he was half the player pitman is and would never cut it in the championship. Look what happened this season. As someone quite rightly said he could be shattered too, playing in america and sweden and internationally, he hasn't had a pre season rest and has been on the move all the time. I hope the pressure is off him now, as some (a minority) have written him off anyway. ASM
  • Score: 12

1:50am Sat 29 Mar 14

bigfatsteve says...

Strikers do have goalscoring droughts, look at Cisse at Newcastle in his first season he scored 9 goals in 8 games. This season he has scored 2 goals in 20 league games. Rantie does need to relax in front of goal, he always seems as though he expects not to score. We all live in hope that one day the Rantie goals will come.
Strikers do have goalscoring droughts, look at Cisse at Newcastle in his first season he scored 9 goals in 8 games. This season he has scored 2 goals in 20 league games. Rantie does need to relax in front of goal, he always seems as though he expects not to score. We all live in hope that one day the Rantie goals will come. bigfatsteve
  • Score: 9

6:50am Sat 29 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

Contrary to what people think, I would love rantie to start scoring , if he does I will hold my hands up . But I personally think he's not good enough . But having said that , it's just my opinion . And I would never boo him , and people no matter what they think should never boo anyone who wears our shirt .. So let's just hope he starts scoring some goals and pay back the money that we payed for him . If he doesn't I think i have a rite to voice my opinion . I pay my money the same as everyone else on here .
Contrary to what people think, I would love rantie to start scoring , if he does I will hold my hands up . But I personally think he's not good enough . But having said that , it's just my opinion . And I would never boo him , and people no matter what they think should never boo anyone who wears our shirt .. So let's just hope he starts scoring some goals and pay back the money that we payed for him . If he doesn't I think i have a rite to voice my opinion . I pay my money the same as everyone else on here . Nat1234
  • Score: -6

6:55am Sat 29 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
TK will be a different player next season, you can see that he knew that the two chances he missed on Tuesday night were guilt edge chances he doesn't need us to tell him that. I don't know about anyone else of here but in my profession I worked best when I felt confident and things came natural IMO he is not relaxed and the more anyone of us criticice him the more pressure he will feel under. We support a team and not just individuals. It is easy to say good things about goalscorers however we all know that each team member play a very important role in getting the ball in the opposition's net.
But you were only saying yesterday , how easily someone is shrugged of the ball . Or were you talking about someone else . ? if you were then accept my apologies .
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: TK will be a different player next season, you can see that he knew that the two chances he missed on Tuesday night were guilt edge chances he doesn't need us to tell him that. I don't know about anyone else of here but in my profession I worked best when I felt confident and things came natural IMO he is not relaxed and the more anyone of us criticice him the more pressure he will feel under. We support a team and not just individuals. It is easy to say good things about goalscorers however we all know that each team member play a very important role in getting the ball in the opposition's net.[/p][/quote]But you were only saying yesterday , how easily someone is shrugged of the ball . Or were you talking about someone else . ? if you were then accept my apologies . Nat1234
  • Score: -6

7:18am Sat 29 Mar 14

Afcbpete says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
TK will be a different player next season, you can see that he knew that the two chances he missed on Tuesday night were guilt edge chances he doesn't need us to tell him that. I don't know about anyone else of here but in my profession I worked best when I felt confident and things came natural IMO he is not relaxed and the more anyone of us criticice him the more pressure he will feel under. We support a team and not just individuals. It is easy to say good things about goalscorers however we all know that each team member play a very important role in getting the ball in the opposition's net.
Spot on Nonno!!!
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: TK will be a different player next season, you can see that he knew that the two chances he missed on Tuesday night were guilt edge chances he doesn't need us to tell him that. I don't know about anyone else of here but in my profession I worked best when I felt confident and things came natural IMO he is not relaxed and the more anyone of us criticice him the more pressure he will feel under. We support a team and not just individuals. It is easy to say good things about goalscorers however we all know that each team member play a very important role in getting the ball in the opposition's net.[/p][/quote]Spot on Nonno!!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 2

7:48am Sat 29 Mar 14

bobsworthforever says...

Its not just the missed chances his allround play isn't good enough for this league doesn't hold the ball up doesn't control it very well easy to dispossess needs to go on loan for a season might help Pompey but just not worth a place in our team at the moment.
Its not just the missed chances his allround play isn't good enough for this league doesn't hold the ball up doesn't control it very well easy to dispossess needs to go on loan for a season might help Pompey but just not worth a place in our team at the moment. bobsworthforever
  • Score: -11

8:18am Sat 29 Mar 14

Afcbpete says...

bobsworthforever wrote:
Its not just the missed chances his allround play isn't good enough for this league doesn't hold the ball up doesn't control it very well easy to dispossess needs to go on loan for a season might help Pompey but just not worth a place in our team at the moment.
What a load of old Tosh!! The only thing letting him down is his finishing, which a blind man would know is poor at the moment. He creates his own chances mainly, through ball control, speed and skill. He puts others in on goal through ball control, speed and skill......
[quote][p][bold]bobsworthforever[/bold] wrote: Its not just the missed chances his allround play isn't good enough for this league doesn't hold the ball up doesn't control it very well easy to dispossess needs to go on loan for a season might help Pompey but just not worth a place in our team at the moment.[/p][/quote]What a load of old Tosh!! The only thing letting him down is his finishing, which a blind man would know is poor at the moment. He creates his own chances mainly, through ball control, speed and skill. He puts others in on goal through ball control, speed and skill...... Afcbpete
  • Score: 11

8:18am Sat 29 Mar 14

abc100 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Contrary to what people think, I would love rantie to start scoring , if he does I will hold my hands up . But I personally think he's not good enough . But having said that , it's just my opinion . And I would never boo him , and people no matter what they think should never boo anyone who wears our shirt .. So let's just hope he starts scoring some goals and pay back the money that we payed for him . If he doesn't I think i have a rite to voice my opinion . I pay my money the same as everyone else on here .
That's the best way you have put it, I agree that he shouldn't start but I do think he will come good, his finishing has been poor but he does get into good goal scoring positions and his pace is frightening, we have to forget what we have allegedly paid for him as no one really knows, plenty of players have come to Afcb and started poorly just as plenty have started really well and gone down hill, let's judge him next season
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Contrary to what people think, I would love rantie to start scoring , if he does I will hold my hands up . But I personally think he's not good enough . But having said that , it's just my opinion . And I would never boo him , and people no matter what they think should never boo anyone who wears our shirt .. So let's just hope he starts scoring some goals and pay back the money that we payed for him . If he doesn't I think i have a rite to voice my opinion . I pay my money the same as everyone else on here .[/p][/quote]That's the best way you have put it, I agree that he shouldn't start but I do think he will come good, his finishing has been poor but he does get into good goal scoring positions and his pace is frightening, we have to forget what we have allegedly paid for him as no one really knows, plenty of players have come to Afcb and started poorly just as plenty have started really well and gone down hill, let's judge him next season abc100
  • Score: 8

8:35am Sat 29 Mar 14

boyerboy says...

lockandload wrote:
Come on guys. Rantie should have scored at least once on Saturday. How many times have we said that? Even Eddie and Jason laughed after he messed up once again. We paid how much for a player that sits on the bench and is lucky to get 20 minutes playing time per match. His finishing is poor, when we played Burton, a match that even Pitman scored in he was once again very poor but yes he can run and run but its not enough.
Give him more time?
He has had the whole bloody season. Yann has being on the team for a couple of months and has scored more goals.
Rantie will not help us next season in our push for the play offs and we need to cut our loses and sell him on but honestly who would want him.
Some of the comments above are laughable.
Did hear that it wasn't Eddie but Fletcher that rated him before we bought him and Eddie is trying to support Fletcher in his mistake. Also Demin isn't impressed so don't expect to see him having a lot of play time
Loved TK`s quote " I need to stand up" up that would be a good start........sorry I don`t ratie him at all.
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Come on guys. Rantie should have scored at least once on Saturday. How many times have we said that? Even Eddie and Jason laughed after he messed up once again. We paid how much for a player that sits on the bench and is lucky to get 20 minutes playing time per match. His finishing is poor, when we played Burton, a match that even Pitman scored in he was once again very poor but yes he can run and run but its not enough. Give him more time? He has had the whole bloody season. Yann has being on the team for a couple of months and has scored more goals. Rantie will not help us next season in our push for the play offs and we need to cut our loses and sell him on but honestly who would want him. Some of the comments above are laughable. Did hear that it wasn't Eddie but Fletcher that rated him before we bought him and Eddie is trying to support Fletcher in his mistake. Also Demin isn't impressed so don't expect to see him having a lot of play time[/p][/quote]Loved TK`s quote " I need to stand up" up that would be a good start........sorry I don`t ratie him at all. boyerboy
  • Score: -17

8:36am Sat 29 Mar 14

dc addict says...

He needs a bit of luck in front of goal. Once he starts hitting the net, his whole game will improve. How many times have we seen one on ones where the ball luckily goes under the keeper's body or through his legs. Pele always said that he was at his best when he didn't have time to think and instinct took over. When the mental doubts fade away, TK will be a force for us.
He needs a bit of luck in front of goal. Once he starts hitting the net, his whole game will improve. How many times have we seen one on ones where the ball luckily goes under the keeper's body or through his legs. Pele always said that he was at his best when he didn't have time to think and instinct took over. When the mental doubts fade away, TK will be a force for us. dc addict
  • Score: 10

9:05am Sat 29 Mar 14

brungo says...

unbelievable post on twitter about rantie from a 'trevor de la touche ‏@john_neptune'. i'm stunned any so called afcb fan could write such a thing.
unbelievable post on twitter about rantie from a 'trevor de la touche ‏@john_neptune'. i'm stunned any so called afcb fan could write such a thing. brungo
  • Score: 3

9:32am Sat 29 Mar 14

SympatheticSam says...

brungo wrote:
unbelievable post on twitter about rantie from a 'trevor de la touche ‏@john_neptune'. i'm stunned any so called afcb fan could write such a thing.
The crap that guy spouts is unbelievable. I feel sorry for his son.
[quote][p][bold]brungo[/bold] wrote: unbelievable post on twitter about rantie from a 'trevor de la touche ‏@john_neptune'. i'm stunned any so called afcb fan could write such a thing.[/p][/quote]The crap that guy spouts is unbelievable. I feel sorry for his son. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 3

9:53am Sat 29 Mar 14

sherlock1969 says...

TK is trying too hard and thinking too much one on one - anyone who's played football at decent level knows this. He needs one to go in off his backside and he'll get going, but I could have sworn he got us point way at Burnley and 3 at home to Huddersfield. Better, faster pitches towards the end of the season and the beginning of next season will suit his pace and hurt the opposition. Eddie knows this and will build his confidence at the end of games when the 3 points are in the bag and the pressure is off (like he did v Leeds). No player will improve with fans on his back - get behind him and the rest of he lads, if it finished tomorrow, they have had a fantastic season.
TK is trying too hard and thinking too much one on one - anyone who's played football at decent level knows this. He needs one to go in off his backside and he'll get going, but I could have sworn he got us point way at Burnley and 3 at home to Huddersfield. Better, faster pitches towards the end of the season and the beginning of next season will suit his pace and hurt the opposition. Eddie knows this and will build his confidence at the end of games when the 3 points are in the bag and the pressure is off (like he did v Leeds). No player will improve with fans on his back - get behind him and the rest of he lads, if it finished tomorrow, they have had a fantastic season. sherlock1969
  • Score: 10

10:01am Sat 29 Mar 14

sherlock1969 says...

sherlock1969 wrote:
TK is trying too hard and thinking too much one on one - anyone who's played football at decent level knows this. He needs one to go in off his backside and he'll get going, but I could have sworn he got us point way at Burnley and 3 at home to Huddersfield. Better, faster pitches towards the end of the season and the beginning of next season will suit his pace and hurt the opposition. Eddie knows this and will build his confidence at the end of games when the 3 points are in the bag and the pressure is off (like he did v Leeds). No player will improve with fans on his back - get behind him and the rest of he lads, if it finished tomorrow, they have had a fantastic season.
...Oh and prediction today...Blues 0 - AFCB 1 (Rantie - 90+2) !!
[quote][p][bold]sherlock1969[/bold] wrote: TK is trying too hard and thinking too much one on one - anyone who's played football at decent level knows this. He needs one to go in off his backside and he'll get going, but I could have sworn he got us point way at Burnley and 3 at home to Huddersfield. Better, faster pitches towards the end of the season and the beginning of next season will suit his pace and hurt the opposition. Eddie knows this and will build his confidence at the end of games when the 3 points are in the bag and the pressure is off (like he did v Leeds). No player will improve with fans on his back - get behind him and the rest of he lads, if it finished tomorrow, they have had a fantastic season.[/p][/quote]...Oh and prediction today...Blues 0 - AFCB 1 (Rantie - 90+2) !! sherlock1969
  • Score: 5

10:09am Sat 29 Mar 14

devon fan says...

Tokelo obviously has talent he does the right thing by getting into position, all he lacks at the moment is composure, this may be caused by trying too hard, for those that can remember Ted McDougall could not score for love or money when he joined us from York, it took a number of matches but when he got his first he never looked back, i realise Tokelo has already scored his first but the principal is the same he will come good but needs time
Tokelo obviously has talent he does the right thing by getting into position, all he lacks at the moment is composure, this may be caused by trying too hard, for those that can remember Ted McDougall could not score for love or money when he joined us from York, it took a number of matches but when he got his first he never looked back, i realise Tokelo has already scored his first but the principal is the same he will come good but needs time devon fan
  • Score: 5

10:10am Sat 29 Mar 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Nat1234 wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
TK will be a different player next season, you can see that he knew that the two chances he missed on Tuesday night were guilt edge chances he doesn't need us to tell him that. I don't know about anyone else of here but in my profession I worked best when I felt confident and things came natural IMO he is not relaxed and the more anyone of us criticice him the more pressure he will feel under. We support a team and not just individuals. It is easy to say good things about goalscorers however we all know that each team member play a very important role in getting the ball in the opposition's net.
But you were only saying yesterday , how easily someone is shrugged of the ball . Or were you talking about someone else . ? if you were then accept my apologies .
I meant several rather than just one the likes of Ritchir, Frasr, Arter including Rantie they all get shoved off the ball very easily no apologies required
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: TK will be a different player next season, you can see that he knew that the two chances he missed on Tuesday night were guilt edge chances he doesn't need us to tell him that. I don't know about anyone else of here but in my profession I worked best when I felt confident and things came natural IMO he is not relaxed and the more anyone of us criticice him the more pressure he will feel under. We support a team and not just individuals. It is easy to say good things about goalscorers however we all know that each team member play a very important role in getting the ball in the opposition's net.[/p][/quote]But you were only saying yesterday , how easily someone is shrugged of the ball . Or were you talking about someone else . ? if you were then accept my apologies .[/p][/quote]I meant several rather than just one the likes of Ritchir, Frasr, Arter including Rantie they all get shoved off the ball very easily no apologies required nonnogeppetto
  • Score: -2

10:23am Sat 29 Mar 14

pokesdown1 says...

I bet there are fifty or so posters with opinions on Ranties` scoring rate holding back just in case today...............
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I bet there are fifty or so posters with opinions on Ranties` scoring rate[choke] holding back just in case today............... .................... ............. pokesdown1
  • Score: 0

11:03am Sat 29 Mar 14

rednblack37 says...

lockandload wrote:
Come on guys. Rantie should have scored at least once on Saturday. How many times have we said that? Even Eddie and Jason laughed after he messed up once again. We paid how much for a player that sits on the bench and is lucky to get 20 minutes playing time per match. His finishing is poor, when we played Burton, a match that even Pitman scored in he was once again very poor but yes he can run and run but its not enough.
Give him more time?
He has had the whole bloody season. Yann has being on the team for a couple of months and has scored more goals.
Rantie will not help us next season in our push for the play offs and we need to cut our loses and sell him on but honestly who would want him.
Some of the comments above are laughable.
Did hear that it wasn't Eddie but Fletcher that rated him before we bought him and Eddie is trying to support Fletcher in his mistake. Also Demin isn't impressed so don't expect to see him having a lot of play time
Very unfair to compare him to Yann, he's been in the country and this division for a few years, with his 3rd different team - and he's a lot older as well. I believe in Rantie and he will score goals for us.
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Come on guys. Rantie should have scored at least once on Saturday. How many times have we said that? Even Eddie and Jason laughed after he messed up once again. We paid how much for a player that sits on the bench and is lucky to get 20 minutes playing time per match. His finishing is poor, when we played Burton, a match that even Pitman scored in he was once again very poor but yes he can run and run but its not enough. Give him more time? He has had the whole bloody season. Yann has being on the team for a couple of months and has scored more goals. Rantie will not help us next season in our push for the play offs and we need to cut our loses and sell him on but honestly who would want him. Some of the comments above are laughable. Did hear that it wasn't Eddie but Fletcher that rated him before we bought him and Eddie is trying to support Fletcher in his mistake. Also Demin isn't impressed so don't expect to see him having a lot of play time[/p][/quote]Very unfair to compare him to Yann, he's been in the country and this division for a few years, with his 3rd different team - and he's a lot older as well. I believe in Rantie and he will score goals for us. rednblack37
  • Score: 5

11:04am Sat 29 Mar 14

Square Old Codger says...

I have no doubt that he will come good, he has the talent, the pace and the right attitude, just needs a little luck and to relax to start scoring. He has the right Manager in Eddie to bring out the best in him. Whilst on the subject of players, we have sent out a number of our promising youngster on loan lately, but wonder what's happenening to Matthews, who looks a great prospect and the invisable man McDermott. Any one know? Good luck to the lads today - another fallen giant to play and Harry's lot next Saturday!! it can't get any better - well ,win both and it just might!.
I have no doubt that he will come good, he has the talent, the pace and the right attitude, just needs a little luck and to relax to start scoring. He has the right Manager in Eddie to bring out the best in him. Whilst on the subject of players, we have sent out a number of our promising youngster on loan lately, but wonder what's happenening to Matthews, who looks a great prospect and the invisable man McDermott. Any one know? Good luck to the lads today - another fallen giant to play and Harry's lot next Saturday!! it can't get any better - well ,win both and it just might!. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 4

12:56pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Julian 2014 says...

Yann has scored 5 goals already this season so not really any excuses for Tokelo not to do well,he is after all our highest paid player ever.
Yann has scored 5 goals already this season so not really any excuses for Tokelo not to do well,he is after all our highest paid player ever. Julian 2014
  • Score: 0

2:11pm Sat 29 Mar 14

smhinto says...

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, most of this money we will ever see again if we were to sell hime on.
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We have got to consider that Rantie is pobably not use to the physical contact of the English game and the fact that one gets closed down very quickly and has to think a lot quicker and movement off the ball has to be paramount in his game. Whatsmore, he has just come over from abroad, he is young and a bit wet behind the ears and prabably feels a little vunerable and isolated to a degree, so all this is very likely to effect his game.
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He is used to playing style that is likened to splashing around in a duck pond as one fellow scout recently described Premier League reserve matches where there is very little physical contact. This is true as I have watched numer ous Premier League reserve matches, there are like a friendly five-a-side encounter.
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Next season he will come good i'm sure after a good and settled pre-season.
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Regards
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, most of this money we will ever see again if we were to sell hime on. . We have got to consider that Rantie is pobably not use to the physical contact of the English game and the fact that one gets closed down very quickly and has to think a lot quicker and movement off the ball has to be paramount in his game. Whatsmore, he has just come over from abroad, he is young and a bit wet behind the ears and prabably feels a little vunerable and isolated to a degree, so all this is very likely to effect his game. . He is used to playing style that is likened to splashing around in a duck pond as one fellow scout recently described Premier League reserve matches where there is very little physical contact. This is true as I have watched numer ous Premier League reserve matches, there are like a friendly five-a-side encounter. . Next season he will come good i'm sure after a good and settled pre-season. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: -5

2:50pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Rotterdam says...

Julian 2014 wrote:
Yann has scored 5 goals already this season so not really any excuses for Tokelo not to do well,he is after all our highest paid player ever.
Don't be ridiculous.

By that criterion pretty much every striker ever signed by any club has been a failure.
[quote][p][bold]Julian 2014[/bold] wrote: Yann has scored 5 goals already this season so not really any excuses for Tokelo not to do well,he is after all our highest paid player ever.[/p][/quote]Don't be ridiculous. By that criterion pretty much every striker ever signed by any club has been a failure. Rotterdam
  • Score: 1

11:39pm Sat 29 Mar 14

fieldyperu says...

I like the way that TK is honest hardworking, well spoken and humble. He deserves our support for his attitude alone.
I like the way that TK is honest hardworking, well spoken and humble. He deserves our support for his attitude alone. fieldyperu
  • Score: 7

9:53am Mon 31 Mar 14

a real supporter says...

smhinto wrote:
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, most of this money we will ever see again if we were to sell hime on. . We have got to consider that Rantie is pobably not use to the physical contact of the English game and the fact that one gets closed down very quickly and has to think a lot quicker and movement off the ball has to be paramount in his game. Whatsmore, he has just come over from abroad, he is young and a bit wet behind the ears and prabably feels a little vunerable and isolated to a degree, so all this is very likely to effect his game. . He is used to playing style that is likened to splashing around in a duck pond as one fellow scout recently described Premier League reserve matches where there is very little physical contact. This is true as I have watched numer ous Premier League reserve matches, there are like a friendly five-a-side encounter. . Next season he will come good i'm sure after a good and settled pre-season. . Regards
Are you still pretending you have a English Degree.:
This issue that is niggling me is that we have way over paid for him?
We have got to consider that Rantie is pobably not use to ??
one gets closed down very quickly and has to think a lot quicker and movement off the ball has to be paramount in his game???
and prabably????
He is used to playing style ?????
This is true as I have watched numer ous ??????
there are like a friendly ???????
A degree, a scout all BS as we are all aware.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: 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, most of this money we will ever see again if we were to sell hime on. . We have got to consider that Rantie is pobably not use to the physical contact of the English game and the fact that one gets closed down very quickly and has to think a lot quicker and movement off the ball has to be paramount in his game. Whatsmore, he has just come over from abroad, he is young and a bit wet behind the ears and prabably feels a little vunerable and isolated to a degree, so all this is very likely to effect his game. . He is used to playing style that is likened to splashing around in a duck pond as one fellow scout recently described Premier League reserve matches where there is very little physical contact. This is true as I have watched numer ous Premier League reserve matches, there are like a friendly five-a-side encounter. . Next season he will come good i'm sure after a good and settled pre-season. . Regards[/p][/quote]Are you still pretending you have a English Degree.: This issue that is niggling me is that we have way over paid for him? We have got to consider that Rantie is pobably not use to ?? one gets closed down very quickly and has to think a lot quicker and movement off the ball has to be paramount in his game??? and prabably???? He is used to playing style ????? This is true as I have watched numer ous ?????? there are like a friendly ??????? A degree, a scout all BS as we are all aware. a real supporter
  • Score: 0

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