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AFC Bournemouth: Striker Matt Tubbs in talks with Crawley Town

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CRAWLEY Town have confirmed they have opened talks with Cherries regarding the possibility of re-signing striker Matt Tubbs on a permanent basis.

Tubbs, who helped the Sussex outfit win promotion to the Football League in 2011, has netted eight times in 16 appearances since joining the League One outfit on loan in January.

The Verwood-raised 29-year-old, who lives in Mudeford, joined Cherries from Crawley in January 2012 and has a year left on his contract at Dean Court.

He cut short an unsuccessful loan spell at Rotherham to initially sign a one-month deal with Crawley, the move subsequently extended until the end of the season.

Tubbs netted six times in 31 league games for Cherries last season but has not featured for the club since starting in a 3-1 home win over Notts County more than 12 months ago.

Crawley boss John Gregory, speaking in an interview with the Brighton Argus on Friday, said: “Michael Dunford (Crawley’s chief executive) has had some conversations with Bournemouth and we certainly have been talking to Matt and his agent regarding next season.

“We will have a clearer picture after Bournemouth’s next couple of games but, like everything, money could be a deciding factor too.”

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Shwan Jalal, who is out of contract with Cherries at the end of this season, trained last week with League Two outfit Bury.

Jalal, who has had loan spells at Oxford United and Leyton Orient this season, has been told he is unlikely to be offered fresh terms by Cherries when his current deal expires at the end of June.

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7:07pm Mon 28 Apr 14

SympatheticSam says...

Matt Who?
Matt Who? SympatheticSam
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7:45pm Mon 28 Apr 14

West moors 1 says...

Good striker who under EH was never really given a run in the side because his face didn't fit. If he goes to Crawley, I hope he does well.
Good striker who under EH was never really given a run in the side because his face didn't fit. If he goes to Crawley, I hope he does well. West moors 1
  • Score: 3

7:46pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Afcbpete says...

Matt's goals were a very important part of our promotion. I'd certainly wish him every success at Crawley if his move there happens!!!
Matt's goals were a very important part of our promotion. I'd certainly wish him every success at Crawley if his move there happens!!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 19

8:36pm Mon 28 Apr 14

St Albans Cherry says...

It's always a shame when we lose our 'old names' and clearly as a team we have grown and moved on. There is no room for sentiment but still we should be grateful to the old brigade...

We are though on the up! I have cancelled my holiday today so that I can watch us at MILLWALL cause we are that good! I hope it won't be like Charlton? That was grim ( I was there so believe me when I say that!). I wouldn't stop my holiday normally BUT WE ARE THAT GOOD! IF you can be there make the most of the Bank holiday!

We have a great team and surely they WILL hit the ground running and take the points for their travelling fans? Like everyone posting here we want to see next season now!

Excited of St Albans!
It's always a shame when we lose our 'old names' and clearly as a team we have grown and moved on. There is no room for sentiment but still we should be grateful to the old brigade... We are though on the up! I have cancelled my holiday today so that I can watch us at MILLWALL cause we are that good! I hope it won't be like Charlton? That was grim ( I was there so believe me when I say that!). I wouldn't stop my holiday normally BUT WE ARE THAT GOOD! IF you can be there make the most of the Bank holiday! We have a great team and surely they WILL hit the ground running and take the points for their travelling fans? Like everyone posting here we want to see next season now! Excited of St Albans! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 5

8:03am Tue 29 Apr 14

kangman2012 says...

Just a shame about Shwan Jalal. Good servant to the club in the lower leagues but maybe now, after injury, not a Championship 'keeper anymore. Good luck to you Shwan !
Just a shame about Shwan Jalal. Good servant to the club in the lower leagues but maybe now, after injury, not a Championship 'keeper anymore. Good luck to you Shwan ! kangman2012
  • Score: 9

9:58am Tue 29 Apr 14

In Absentia says...

Matt Tubbs- Tom Mitchell's finest hour as a 'Director of Football' (Playstation 3 trained).
Matt Tubbs- Tom Mitchell's finest hour as a 'Director of Football' (Playstation 3 trained). In Absentia
  • Score: 3

11:57am Tue 29 Apr 14

Marvreturns says...

Matt Tubbs was never good enough hence why we released 2/3 times before this! Buying him should never have been sanctioned by those in higher places. Jalal was outstanding in our promotion season from League 2 & should have been player of the year that year in my view. We wouldnt be where we are now without his help.
Matt Tubbs was never good enough hence why we released 2/3 times before this! Buying him should never have been sanctioned by those in higher places. Jalal was outstanding in our promotion season from League 2 & should have been player of the year that year in my view. We wouldnt be where we are now without his help. Marvreturns
  • Score: 2

1:39pm Tue 29 Apr 14

coops1965cherry says...

Good luck Tubbsy I feel that you have found your level and that club clearly suits you.

An honest lad but seriously there is no room at Dean Court any more and we should all wish him well as he is one of our own.

U T C I A D.
Good luck Tubbsy I feel that you have found your level and that club clearly suits you. An honest lad but seriously there is no room at Dean Court any more and we should all wish him well as he is one of our own. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 5

2:41pm Tue 29 Apr 14

ASM says...

tubbs has been unlucky with us because when we have had him, we have always had strikers performing well. He has done well for Crawley, although it's not his hometown club, it is more suitable for him and I don't mean that disrespectfully. He has proven himself there and done loads for that club, he is adored there and doesn't have the pressure of an expensive fee paid for him there too.
I hope he joins Crawley and continues doing for them what he always did for them and through lack of regular first team football and confidence couldn't do for us.
stupid comment by west moors 1
tubbs has been unlucky with us because when we have had him, we have always had strikers performing well. He has done well for Crawley, although it's not his hometown club, it is more suitable for him and I don't mean that disrespectfully. He has proven himself there and done loads for that club, he is adored there and doesn't have the pressure of an expensive fee paid for him there too. I hope he joins Crawley and continues doing for them what he always did for them and through lack of regular first team football and confidence couldn't do for us. stupid comment by west moors 1 ASM
  • Score: 1

4:31pm Tue 29 Apr 14

abc100 says...

ASM wrote:
tubbs has been unlucky with us because when we have had him, we have always had strikers performing well. He has done well for Crawley, although it's not his hometown club, it is more suitable for him and I don't mean that disrespectfully. He has proven himself there and done loads for that club, he is adored there and doesn't have the pressure of an expensive fee paid for him there too. I hope he joins Crawley and continues doing for them what he always did for them and through lack of regular first team football and confidence couldn't do for us. stupid comment by west moors 1
Why is it a stupid comment, it is well known that they have never really got on
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: tubbs has been unlucky with us because when we have had him, we have always had strikers performing well. He has done well for Crawley, although it's not his hometown club, it is more suitable for him and I don't mean that disrespectfully. He has proven himself there and done loads for that club, he is adored there and doesn't have the pressure of an expensive fee paid for him there too. I hope he joins Crawley and continues doing for them what he always did for them and through lack of regular first team football and confidence couldn't do for us. stupid comment by west moors 1[/p][/quote]Why is it a stupid comment, it is well known that they have never really got on abc100
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