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AFC Bournemouth: Eddie Howe wants development squad players to bridge the gap

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EDDIE Howe has tasked members of the Cherries development squad to start bridging the gap to the first team after putting plans in place for next season.

Boss Howe admits the challenge is “probably one of the toughest things to do” but insists the players will be given every opportunity to prove themselves.

Seven members of the squad - Baily Cargill, Brandon Goodship, Ben Whitfield, Jon Muleba, Harry Cornick, Josh O'Hanlon and Sam Matthews - are under contract for at least another two years.

And Josh Wakefield, Josh Carmichael, Aristide Bassele and Harrison Gilkes are all expected to be offered fresh terms when their current deals expire at the end of this season.

Howe, following consultation with development squad coach Stephen Purches, this week released Samir Bihmoutine, Lewis Lindsay and Chad Collins.

And four players - Jordan Holmes, Josh Kaye, Callum Buckley and Mason Walsh - were rewarded with their first professional contracts after graduating from the youth ranks.

Goalkeeper Holmes was handed a two-year deal, while Kaye and Buckley received 12 months and Walsh, son of ex-Spurs and Portsmouth striker Paul Walsh, was given an initial three months.

A feather in the cap for the club's youth set up saw Cargill become the latest player to make his Football League debut, the 18-year-old lining up for loan club Torquay.

Howe, asked what plans he had for the development squad, told the Daily Echo: “Slowly but surely, we hope to increase numbers and quality. The squad has only been going since the start of last season and it takes time to put together a new team. We are still forming a nucleus of players that we feel will hopefully be good enough to supplement the first team.

“We released three players who we didn't feel could push to get a first-team place in the next year to 18 months and we may look to recruit from outside. We are developing a pool of good, young players and, for the group to work, we always need to look to increase the quality.

“Baily Cargill is a prime example of how you can develop players if you can get the balance right and that is what we are looking to do. We will keep the other players and they will form the nucleus of the team that we want to move forward with.

“As they get older, there will come a time that they are either going to have to break into the first-team squad or we will have to part company. There is a pressure on them to try to make the break and that is not an easy thing to do, especially when you compare our squad now with a few years ago.

“It is probably one of the toughest things to do for any young player so we want to give them opportunities but they have to prove they are better than our current players.”

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7:19am Thu 17 Apr 14

Bmthboys says...

Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?
Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game? Bmthboys
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9:54am Thu 17 Apr 14

devon fan says...

I agree with what you say Eddie but it cannot help the players bridge that gap if they are all sent out on loan, we need a full programme of fixtures for the players to be involved in and to be around the first team enviroment
I agree with what you say Eddie but it cannot help the players bridge that gap if they are all sent out on loan, we need a full programme of fixtures for the players to be involved in and to be around the first team enviroment devon fan
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10:12am Thu 17 Apr 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

Bmthboys wrote:
Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?
That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY ....................
....................
........... Tee hee
[quote][p][bold]Bmthboys[/bold] wrote: Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?[/p][/quote]That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY .................... .................... ........... Tee hee RED LETTER DAY
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10:21am Thu 17 Apr 14

golfer33 says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
Bmthboys wrote:
Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?
That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY ....................

....................

........... Tee hee
I thought it was on monday. what game is on wednesday?
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bmthboys[/bold] wrote: Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?[/p][/quote]That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY .................... .................... ........... Tee hee[/p][/quote]I thought it was on monday. what game is on wednesday? golfer33
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10:54am Thu 17 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

golfer33 wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
Bmthboys wrote:
Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?
That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY ....................


....................


........... Tee hee
I thought it was on monday. what game is on wednesday?
Who the "heck" are Sheffied Monday!!??

I think we have a song for tomorrow there!
UTC
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bmthboys[/bold] wrote: Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?[/p][/quote]That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY .................... .................... ........... Tee hee[/p][/quote]I thought it was on monday. what game is on wednesday?[/p][/quote]Who the "heck" are Sheffied Monday!!?? I think we have a song for tomorrow there! UTC TedMacsCherryPants
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12:14pm Thu 17 Apr 14

coops1965cherry says...

Bmthboys wrote:
Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?
Yes thanks, L O L .

Sorry mate couldn't resist it.

Seriously though you have got a decent chance of turning up at the ground early and checking if any tickets have been returned, they do come back in sometimes.
[quote][p][bold]Bmthboys[/bold] wrote: Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?[/p][/quote]Yes thanks, L O L . Sorry mate couldn't resist it. Seriously though you have got a decent chance of turning up at the ground early and checking if any tickets have been returned, they do come back in sometimes. coops1965cherry
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12:14pm Thu 17 Apr 14

nonnogeppetto says...

golfer33 wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
Bmthboys wrote:
Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?
That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY ....................


....................


........... Tee hee
I thought it was on monday. what game is on wednesday?
Golfer33 just watched the latest video from EAMO do you feature in that video? Great work you all do out there. Up the mighty CHERRIES
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bmthboys[/bold] wrote: Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?[/p][/quote]That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY .................... .................... ........... Tee hee[/p][/quote]I thought it was on monday. what game is on wednesday?[/p][/quote]Golfer33 just watched the latest video from EAMO do you feature in that video? Great work you all do out there. Up the mighty CHERRIES nonnogeppetto
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1:19pm Thu 17 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
Bmthboys wrote:
Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?
That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY ....................



....................



........... Tee hee
I thought it was on monday. what game is on wednesday?
Who the "heck" are Sheffied Monday!!??

I think we have a song for tomorrow there!
UTC
Whoever dealt me the minus scores either doesn't go to games or if they do they sit on their hands with their mouth shout for 90 minutes!
Regards x
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bmthboys[/bold] wrote: Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?[/p][/quote]That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY .................... .................... ........... Tee hee[/p][/quote]I thought it was on monday. what game is on wednesday?[/p][/quote]Who the "heck" are Sheffied Monday!!?? I think we have a song for tomorrow there! UTC[/p][/quote]Whoever dealt me the minus scores either doesn't go to games or if they do they sit on their hands with their mouth shout for 90 minutes! Regards x TedMacsCherryPants
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1:58pm Thu 17 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
Bmthboys wrote:
Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?
That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY ....................




....................




........... Tee hee
I thought it was on monday. what game is on wednesday?
Who the "heck" are Sheffied Monday!!??

I think we have a song for tomorrow there!
UTC
Whoever dealt me the minus scores either doesn't go to games or if they do they sit on their hands with their mouth shout for 90 minutes!
Regards x
^
Replace 'shout' with 'shut'
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bmthboys[/bold] wrote: Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?[/p][/quote]That game is not on Wednesday, . . . . . . . . ITS ON GOOD FRIDAY .................... .................... ........... Tee hee[/p][/quote]I thought it was on monday. what game is on wednesday?[/p][/quote]Who the "heck" are Sheffied Monday!!?? I think we have a song for tomorrow there! UTC[/p][/quote]Whoever dealt me the minus scores either doesn't go to games or if they do they sit on their hands with their mouth shout for 90 minutes! Regards x[/p][/quote]^ Replace 'shout' with 'shut' TedMacsCherryPants
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2:26pm Thu 17 Apr 14

susi.m says...

Bmthboys wrote:
Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?
Yes thanks. I have my season ticket, as I have done for many years. (dark days of L2 included). A lot of money in one go I know, but I go without some things and put a little money away each week (about £8-10) so I have enough to buy my season ticket each year. Basically its only the same as: 2-3 pints or 2 packets of fags or couple bottles of cheap wine or a small takeaway.
Its all about priorities and choices.
I do worry about promotion though - as I'm afraid I wont be-able to afford a season ticket if we are in the Premiership.
However, loving it in the Championship.
[quote][p][bold]Bmthboys[/bold] wrote: Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?[/p][/quote]Yes thanks. I have my season ticket, as I have done for many years. (dark days of L2 included). A lot of money in one go I know, but I go without some things and put a little money away each week (about £8-10) so I have enough to buy my season ticket each year. Basically its only the same as: 2-3 pints or 2 packets of fags or couple bottles of cheap wine or a small takeaway. Its all about priorities and choices. I do worry about promotion though - as I'm afraid I wont be-able to afford a season ticket if we are in the Premiership. However, loving it in the Championship. susi.m
  • Score: 3

3:32pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Afcb-AJ says...

The last player to come through into the 1st team was Danny ings that was along time ago now and we should get some soon ! especially now the useless pair Groves and Brooks have foxtrot Oscar'd and Roach is back kicking out the cack and in with some good I am sure Matthews and Cargill will be the next two into the team, nothing better than a home grown player in the team.
The last player to come through into the 1st team was Danny ings that was along time ago now and we should get some soon ! especially now the useless pair Groves and Brooks have foxtrot Oscar'd and Roach is back kicking out the cack and in with some good I am sure Matthews and Cargill will be the next two into the team, nothing better than a home grown player in the team. Afcb-AJ
  • Score: 3

3:35pm Thu 17 Apr 14

raybren says...

susi.m wrote:
Bmthboys wrote:
Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?
Yes thanks. I have my season ticket, as I have done for many years. (dark days of L2 included). A lot of money in one go I know, but I go without some things and put a little money away each week (about £8-10) so I have enough to buy my season ticket each year. Basically its only the same as: 2-3 pints or 2 packets of fags or couple bottles of cheap wine or a small takeaway.
Its all about priorities and choices.
I do worry about promotion though - as I'm afraid I wont be-able to afford a season ticket if we are in the Premiership.
However, loving it in the Championship.
I get my season ticket by betting against relegation OXBOG , however he has done a runner ! Never mind I will just have to sell my speedboat to obtain next seasons !
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bmthboys[/bold] wrote: Anyone got two tickets for sale for the Wednesday game?[/p][/quote]Yes thanks. I have my season ticket, as I have done for many years. (dark days of L2 included). A lot of money in one go I know, but I go without some things and put a little money away each week (about £8-10) so I have enough to buy my season ticket each year. Basically its only the same as: 2-3 pints or 2 packets of fags or couple bottles of cheap wine or a small takeaway. Its all about priorities and choices. I do worry about promotion though - as I'm afraid I wont be-able to afford a season ticket if we are in the Premiership. However, loving it in the Championship.[/p][/quote]I get my season ticket by betting against relegation OXBOG , however he has done a runner ! Never mind I will just have to sell my speedboat to obtain next seasons ! raybren
  • Score: 1

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