AFC Bournemouth: Winger Junior Stanislas completes Cherries switch

WING MAN: Junior Stanislas in action for Burnley

WING MAN: Junior Stanislas in action for Burnley

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CHERRIES new boy Junior Stanislas put the finishing touches to his move to Dean Court before revealing the opportunity to again work with Eddie Howe had been too good to turn down.

Winger Stanislas today agreed terms on a three-year deal and joined the club on a free transfer after rejecting the offer of a new contract with Premier League newcomers Burnley.

News of Cherries’ interest in the 24-year-old – who was signed by Howe from West Ham in August 2011 during his time as Burnley manager – was revealed exclusively by the Daily Echo earlier this week.

Stanislas featured 32 times for the Clarets last season, with a number of appearances coming from the bench, as the east Lancashire outfit won promotion to the Premier League.

Capped by England at under-19, 20 and 21 level, the Londoner admitted a combination of reuniting with Howe and Jason Tindall and a lack of game time at Turf Moor had tipped the balance.

In an interview with the Daily Echo, Stanislas said: “Having worked before with the manager, I have always liked what he has done. I always felt confident and comfortable playing for him so wanted to take the opportunity to come here.

“Leaving Burnley was probably the most difficult decision I have had to make so far alongside leaving West Ham to go to there in the first place.

“But over the course of last season, I didn’t play as much as I would have liked. I know it was a successful season for Burnley as a club but, for me individually, working for Eddie Howe and speaking to him about the ambition this club has, I wanted to be a part of it going forward.

“He is very good at getting the best out of players and will always tell you exactly what he is thinking. He will work with you individually on your game and he cares about people. For me, getting the opportunity to work with him again is good.”

Stanislas, who came off the bench to set up Danny Ings’ equaliser against Cherries at Turf Moor in November, will join Howe’s squad for the start of pre-season training on Saturday and brings to five the number of wingers on the club’s books.

He added: “From playing against them last season and looking at some of their results, you can see it is a good squad and, hopefully, we can build and push it forward.

“Listening and speaking to Eddie and Jason, you can tell this club is an ambitious one and I think the goal and target would have to be getting promoted. I think anything other than that for the club and the personnel wouldn’t really be good enough.

“Having said that, after getting promoted from League One to Championship they had a really good season last season but we have got to be looking to get promoted.

“Everyone wants to play and, if you are happy at being somewhere and not being involved as much, you are probably in the wrong job. Although I know there are no guarantees, I think I have a good chance here and I back myself to play so hopefully I can.”

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4:15pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Burnley fan here.

Just wanted to say thanks to Junior and in particular his goal last season against Blackburn was a belter. He has good skill and a wonderful whipped cross, his main problem is his lack of work rate and his tendency to disappear when the team's backs are against the wall.
He couldn't get a start last season due to the form of Kightly and Arfield but I definitely wish him well and he is decent Championship winger.

Good luck for next year in what is usually a difficult second season.
Burnley fan here. Just wanted to say thanks to Junior and in particular his goal last season against Blackburn was a belter. He has good skill and a wonderful whipped cross, his main problem is his lack of work rate and his tendency to disappear when the team's backs are against the wall. He couldn't get a start last season due to the form of Kightly and Arfield but I definitely wish him well and he is decent Championship winger. Good luck for next year in what is usually a difficult second season. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 35

4:43pm Thu 26 Jun 14

abc100 says...

I think it's a good signing, so we have five wingers on the books but in my opinion only one is a certain starter one we have hardly seen two are in and out and we now have Stanislas
I think it's a good signing, so we have five wingers on the books but in my opinion only one is a certain starter one we have hardly seen two are in and out and we now have Stanislas abc100
  • Score: 5

5:27pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Afcbpete says...

Welcome Junior, hope you have a long and successful career at AFCB. Adding another winger seems a strange signing TBH, but trust Eddie implicitly, as does Junior, otherwise he'd not be here. We'll see what unfolds over the coming weeks. I know next to nothing about Junior, but will look forward to seeing him fit into the team!! UTCIAD
Welcome Junior, hope you have a long and successful career at AFCB. Adding another winger seems a strange signing TBH, but trust Eddie implicitly, as does Junior, otherwise he'd not be here. We'll see what unfolds over the coming weeks. I know next to nothing about Junior, but will look forward to seeing him fit into the team!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 4

6:06pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Cherryfan says...

Right now we have five wingers we need a few more strikers please Eddie! I'm hoping behind the scenes there are a few irons in fire otherwise we will get lots of crosses but nobody on the end of them. ;-)
Right now we have five wingers we need a few more strikers please Eddie! I'm hoping behind the scenes there are a few irons in fire otherwise we will get lots of crosses but nobody on the end of them. ;-) Cherryfan
  • Score: 3

6:38pm Thu 26 Jun 14

St Albans Cherry says...

Well

what a great summer. This is a real quality signing to compliment Yann Kermorgan. Our team can now only be improved with this signing! (No Sh*t Sherlock I hear some cry!)
But this puts a real cat amongst our pigeons. Clearly if Shaun Mac can make the ground up this season, if Josh McQuoid the same then we are almost there aren't we? The keeper is picked, the defence is too, do we need another full back? (especially with Simon Francis being so 'able' last year).
Competition for places at any level means improvement throughout the squad so well done. If all goes to plan I expect this young man to be the pick of the crop at Dean Court. Sure we don't have a premiership side but we do have their heart and I hope we can really start with our heads down running with the ball and scoring lots, creating loads to help us all get over the shock of the 20 % hike in seats! LOL!

BTW do you think Phil Neville is an awful commentator? Despite his knowledge and football experience is he just winging the World Cup?

UP the Cherries !!
Well what a great summer. This is a real quality signing to compliment Yann Kermorgan. Our team can now only be improved with this signing! (No Sh*t Sherlock I hear some cry!) But this puts a real cat amongst our pigeons. Clearly if Shaun Mac can make the ground up this season, if Josh McQuoid the same then we are almost there aren't we? The keeper is picked, the defence is too, do we need another full back? (especially with Simon Francis being so 'able' last year). Competition for places at any level means improvement throughout the squad so well done. If all goes to plan I expect this young man to be the pick of the crop at Dean Court. Sure we don't have a premiership side but we do have their heart and I hope we can really start with our heads down running with the ball and scoring lots, creating loads to help us all get over the shock of the 20 % hike in seats! LOL! BTW do you think Phil Neville is an awful commentator? Despite his knowledge and football experience is he just winging the World Cup? UP the Cherries !! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 2

6:58pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Afcbives says...

Decent signing like I said before you might lose players but you also gain players and from the look of it were looking stronger dan gosling now junior Stanislas
Decent signing like I said before you might lose players but you also gain players and from the look of it were looking stronger dan gosling now junior Stanislas Afcbives
  • Score: 10

7:34pm Thu 26 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

Yet another shrewd signing by eddie FREE GRATIS NOTHING ZILCH , welcome to the club junior may I wish you a good stay with our club now for the final piece in the jigsaw a decent proven striker would be the icing on the cake
Yet another shrewd signing by eddie FREE GRATIS NOTHING ZILCH , welcome to the club junior may I wish you a good stay with our club now for the final piece in the jigsaw a decent proven striker would be the icing on the cake alasdair1967
  • Score: 6

7:43pm Thu 26 Jun 14

YafcbY says...

Delighted.
We may have five people on the wing, but then don't we have the option of say playing three centre backs, wing backs along with attacking midfielders? Or Maybe convert the wingers in strikers?

Will leave the tactics to Eddie! :-D
Delighted. We may have five people on the wing, but then don't we have the option of say playing three centre backs, wing backs along with attacking midfielders? Or Maybe convert the wingers in strikers? Will leave the tactics to Eddie! :-D YafcbY
  • Score: 5

9:08pm Thu 26 Jun 14

rednblack cyclist says...

Admittedly this is cut and pasted but I'm seriously chuffed with his comments......

Stanislas, who made 32 appearances for Burnley last season, admitted he turned down a new contract at Turf Moor so he could be reunited with Howe.

"Howe made me choose this club. He understands me and the way I work," Stanislas told BBC Radio Solent.

"He also gives you a lot of one-on-one time and attention, which is good to help develop my game.

"It was a really difficult choice because Burnley are obviously offering Premier League football.

"Once I found out that Eddie Howe was interested in signing me, there was only one place I wanted to go."

Welcome to Bournemouth Junior
Admittedly this is cut and pasted but I'm seriously chuffed with his comments...... Stanislas, who made 32 appearances for Burnley last season, admitted he turned down a new contract at Turf Moor so he could be reunited with Howe. "Howe made me choose this club. He understands me and the way I work," Stanislas told BBC Radio Solent. "He also gives you a lot of one-on-one time and attention, which is good to help develop my game. "It was a really difficult choice because Burnley are obviously offering Premier League football. "Once I found out that Eddie Howe was interested in signing me, there was only one place I wanted to go." Welcome to Bournemouth Junior rednblack cyclist
  • Score: 7

10:14pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Talkingheadera says...

Interesting comment about lack of work rate, I can't see Eddie putting up with that. Not will the fans. So welcome to hard work junior.
Eddie obviously knows you and thinks he can improve you.
Interesting comment about lack of work rate, I can't see Eddie putting up with that. Not will the fans. So welcome to hard work junior. Eddie obviously knows you and thinks he can improve you. Talkingheadera
  • Score: 3

12:20am Fri 27 Jun 14

dekayedcherry says...

An excellent "free" transfer by Eddie Howe. A player he knows from his Burnley days and a player who can score goals. I wonder if EH sees him in the same role as Grabban and will convert him from a winger into a striker with pace and ability on the ball. As many have said we have a "glut" of wingers but only Stanislas or Coulibaly could convert to a fast pacy striker in the Grabban mould. In Eddie we have a very shrewd manager . UTC
An excellent "free" transfer by Eddie Howe. A player he knows from his Burnley days and a player who can score goals. I wonder if EH sees him in the same role as Grabban and will convert him from a winger into a striker with pace and ability on the ball. As many have said we have a "glut" of wingers but only Stanislas or Coulibaly could convert to a fast pacy striker in the Grabban mould. In Eddie we have a very shrewd manager . UTC dekayedcherry
  • Score: 5

6:33am Fri 27 Jun 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Welcome to the Cherries Junior, I hope you have an enjoyable and successful time with us!
UTCIAD
Welcome to the Cherries Junior, I hope you have an enjoyable and successful time with us! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 3

7:14am Fri 27 Jun 14

Square Old Codger says...

An interesting signing, like Gossling a "freebie" and playing in an area in that we are already strong. But a young man that Eddie knows very well. I wonder how Cook's new contract discussions are going? It would be good to know that agreement had been reached and at least there are no "rumours" re any opf our other players. It's beginning to look as if Coventry have priced Wilson too high for us ( it's interesting that the other Clubs said to be interested haven't as yet made a bid!") and there is talk that we are looking at other strikers now.
An interesting signing, like Gossling a "freebie" and playing in an area in that we are already strong. But a young man that Eddie knows very well. I wonder how Cook's new contract discussions are going? It would be good to know that agreement had been reached and at least there are no "rumours" re any opf our other players. It's beginning to look as if Coventry have priced Wilson too high for us ( it's interesting that the other Clubs said to be interested haven't as yet made a bid!") and there is talk that we are looking at other strikers now. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 1

7:17am Fri 27 Jun 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

A couple interesting points (I think) I was looking on the Burnley FC part of the Lancs Telegraph and their posters were quite complimentary for Junior to be leaving for game-time rather than cash. Also they (Burnley are chasing Marvin Sordell and were talking in the region of £600k. Goes to show that not everyone out there is a big transfer fee target!
A couple interesting points (I think) I was looking on the Burnley FC part of the Lancs Telegraph and their posters were quite complimentary for Junior to be leaving for game-time rather than cash. Also they (Burnley are chasing Marvin Sordell and were talking in the region of £600k. Goes to show that not everyone out there is a big transfer fee target! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 2

8:48am Fri 27 Jun 14

mark.s says...

Well we have Kermorgant who we know will cause chaos in the box, as long as we can get the crosses into him. If Junior can do that, we'll be laughing.
Well we have Kermorgant who we know will cause chaos in the box, as long as we can get the crosses into him. If Junior can do that, we'll be laughing. mark.s
  • Score: 3

2:24pm Fri 27 Jun 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Hearing that Lalana on way to Liverpool for medical in a 26 million deal.
Very nice, that will be 5.2 million coming our way.!!!
Record transfer fee received, for a player we dont even own, and from the Stains. Does life get any better.??
Hearing that Lalana on way to Liverpool for medical in a 26 million deal. Very nice, that will be 5.2 million coming our way.!!! Record transfer fee received, for a player we dont even own, and from the Stains. Does life get any better.?? STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 3

2:44pm Fri 27 Jun 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Hearing that Lalana on way to Liverpool for medical in a 26 million deal.
Very nice, that will be 5.2 million coming our way.!!!
Record transfer fee received, for a player we dont even own, and from the Stains. Does life get any better.??
Doh, of course that should be 6.5 million coming our way not 5.2.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Hearing that Lalana on way to Liverpool for medical in a 26 million deal. Very nice, that will be 5.2 million coming our way.!!! Record transfer fee received, for a player we dont even own, and from the Stains. Does life get any better.??[/p][/quote]Doh, of course that should be 6.5 million coming our way not 5.2. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 5

2:48pm Fri 27 Jun 14

mark.s says...

Keeerching folks....
Keeerching folks.... mark.s
  • Score: 2

2:53pm Fri 27 Jun 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Does anyone know if Billy Sharp is still on Stains books, if so could he be the answer to our striker shortage. Scored plenty for them at c/ship level, never really got a look in when they got promoted. Has always scored goals and would probably come cheapish.!!!
Does anyone know if Billy Sharp is still on Stains books, if so could he be the answer to our striker shortage. Scored plenty for them at c/ship level, never really got a look in when they got promoted. Has always scored goals and would probably come cheapish.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: -1

2:55pm Fri 27 Jun 14

mark.s says...

Seem to think he's at Reading SE1
Seem to think he's at Reading SE1 mark.s
  • Score: 1

3:26pm Fri 27 Jun 14

swanagecherrie says...

He was on loan to Reading, on loan to Doncaster at the end of the season I think.
He was on loan to Reading, on loan to Doncaster at the end of the season I think. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 0

3:29pm Fri 27 Jun 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

mark.s wrote:
Seem to think he's at Reading SE1
Was on loan to Reading and then Donny Rovers last season, just not sure if he is still a Stains player.!!!
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: Seem to think he's at Reading SE1[/p][/quote]Was on loan to Reading and then Donny Rovers last season, just not sure if he is still a Stains player.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: -1

3:30pm Fri 27 Jun 14

nothingtofear says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Does anyone know if Billy Sharp is still on Stains books, if so could he be the answer to our striker shortage. Scored plenty for them at c/ship level, never really got a look in when they got promoted. Has always scored goals and would probably come cheapish.!!!
He is still on the scummers books Steady Eddie. Contract runs out in July 2015.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know if Billy Sharp is still on Stains books, if so could he be the answer to our striker shortage. Scored plenty for them at c/ship level, never really got a look in when they got promoted. Has always scored goals and would probably come cheapish.!!![/p][/quote]He is still on the scummers books Steady Eddie. Contract runs out in July 2015. nothingtofear
  • Score: -2

3:32pm Fri 27 Jun 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

swanagecherrie wrote:
He was on loan to Reading, on loan to Doncaster at the end of the season I think.
You beat me to it.!!!
[quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: He was on loan to Reading, on loan to Doncaster at the end of the season I think.[/p][/quote]You beat me to it.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 0

3:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

swanagecherrie says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Does anyone know if Billy Sharp is still on Stains books, if so could he be the answer to our striker shortage. Scored plenty for them at c/ship level, never really got a look in when they got promoted. Has always scored goals and would probably come cheapish.!!!
He's still on stains books so we won't get him as it looks like they might need him the way its going up there :))
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know if Billy Sharp is still on Stains books, if so could he be the answer to our striker shortage. Scored plenty for them at c/ship level, never really got a look in when they got promoted. Has always scored goals and would probably come cheapish.!!![/p][/quote]He's still on stains books so we won't get him as it looks like they might need him the way its going up there :)) swanagecherrie
  • Score: 1

3:39pm Fri 27 Jun 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

nothingtofear wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Does anyone know if Billy Sharp is still on Stains books, if so could he be the answer to our striker shortage. Scored plenty for them at c/ship level, never really got a look in when they got promoted. Has always scored goals and would probably come cheapish.!!!
He is still on the scummers books Steady Eddie. Contract runs out in July 2015.
Cheers mate.
Might be worth a punt.
Maybe take Sharp and 5.5 million in the Lallana deal.!!!
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know if Billy Sharp is still on Stains books, if so could he be the answer to our striker shortage. Scored plenty for them at c/ship level, never really got a look in when they got promoted. Has always scored goals and would probably come cheapish.!!![/p][/quote]He is still on the scummers books Steady Eddie. Contract runs out in July 2015.[/p][/quote]Cheers mate. Might be worth a punt. Maybe take Sharp and 5.5 million in the Lallana deal.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 0

3:48pm Fri 27 Jun 14

canfordcherry says...

Hope there is nothing in the rumour I have heard......... Ritchie going to Palace!
Like I say let's hope it's nothing, but could be the reason for wing cover?
Hope there is nothing in the rumour I have heard......... Ritchie going to Palace! Like I say let's hope it's nothing, but could be the reason for wing cover? canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

4:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

bobsworthforever says...

Surely if the llalana deal to Liverpool goes through tonight Eddie will complete deal for Callum Wilson with the 6million plus the 3million from Grabban if Eddie wants him whats to stop us signing him up
Surely if the llalana deal to Liverpool goes through tonight Eddie will complete deal for Callum Wilson with the 6million plus the 3million from Grabban if Eddie wants him whats to stop us signing him up bobsworthforever
  • Score: -7

4:29pm Fri 27 Jun 14

nonnogeppetto says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
nothingtofear wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Does anyone know if Billy Sharp is still on Stains books, if so could he be the answer to our striker shortage. Scored plenty for them at c/ship level, never really got a look in when they got promoted. Has always scored goals and would probably come cheapish.!!!
He is still on the scummers books Steady Eddie. Contract runs out in July 2015.
Cheers mate.
Might be worth a punt.
Maybe take Sharp and 5.5 million in the Lallana deal.!!!
On the Radio just now Lallana is a medical at Liverpool a £25 million move yummy jammy here come the lolly Eddie!!! and Luke Shaw to man U for £27 million did he come from AFCB!!!!! I wish
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know if Billy Sharp is still on Stains books, if so could he be the answer to our striker shortage. Scored plenty for them at c/ship level, never really got a look in when they got promoted. Has always scored goals and would probably come cheapish.!!![/p][/quote]He is still on the scummers books Steady Eddie. Contract runs out in July 2015.[/p][/quote]Cheers mate. Might be worth a punt. Maybe take Sharp and 5.5 million in the Lallana deal.!!![/p][/quote]On the Radio just now Lallana is a medical at Liverpool a £25 million move yummy jammy here come the lolly Eddie!!! and Luke Shaw to man U for £27 million did he come from AFCB!!!!! I wish nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 2

4:33pm Fri 27 Jun 14

bsjc1234 says...

If I understand it correctly, and I am sure I do, that's us out of the Fair Play problem all sorted and Wilson in the bag, UTC
If I understand it correctly, and I am sure I do, that's us out of the Fair Play problem all sorted and Wilson in the bag, UTC bsjc1234
  • Score: -1

4:53pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Square Old Codger says...

bsjc1234 wrote:
If I understand it correctly, and I am sure I do, that's us out of the Fair Play problem all sorted and Wilson in the bag, UTC
We were shewing a £7m deficit in the last published accounts, but were still running at a loss, more shares have been issued, bringing more money into the Club though and Grabham transfer plus the "windfall from Lalana's move shoud bring £9m or so in (Don't forget Rotherhams take £500k of Grabham's fee) . I would expect us to meet the FFP rules and with maybe something over for a new striker. Hope the rumour re Ritchie is wrong though - it was mooted last Season, but died a death, seens that there is no connection with Junior's signing though, when he had an interview on Solent this morning he did say that discussions had been going on for some time ( unless Eddie expected a move for Ritchie!)
[quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: If I understand it correctly, and I am sure I do, that's us out of the Fair Play problem all sorted and Wilson in the bag, UTC[/p][/quote]We were shewing a £7m deficit in the last published accounts, but were still running at a loss, more shares have been issued, bringing more money into the Club though and Grabham transfer plus the "windfall from Lalana's move shoud bring £9m or so in (Don't forget Rotherhams take £500k of Grabham's fee) . I would expect us to meet the FFP rules and with maybe something over for a new striker. Hope the rumour re Ritchie is wrong though - it was mooted last Season, but died a death, seens that there is no connection with Junior's signing though, when he had an interview on Solent this morning he did say that discussions had been going on for some time ( unless Eddie expected a move for Ritchie!) Square Old Codger
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Fri 27 Jun 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

bobsworthforever wrote:
Surely if the llalana deal to Liverpool goes through tonight Eddie will complete deal for Callum Wilson with the 6million plus the 3million from Grabban if Eddie wants him whats to stop us signing him up
WHATS to stop us signing him up ????. . . . £2.5 Million thats what. . . . . . . . . . . . . COS HE AINT WORTH IT
[quote][p][bold]bobsworthforever[/bold] wrote: Surely if the llalana deal to Liverpool goes through tonight Eddie will complete deal for Callum Wilson with the 6million plus the 3million from Grabban if Eddie wants him whats to stop us signing him up[/p][/quote]WHATS to stop us signing him up ????. . . . £2.5 Million thats what. . . . . . . . . . . . . COS HE AINT WORTH IT RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 8

6:44pm Fri 27 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

dekayedcherry wrote:
An excellent "free" transfer by Eddie Howe. A player he knows from his Burnley days and a player who can score goals. I wonder if EH sees him in the same role as Grabban and will convert him from a winger into a striker with pace and ability on the ball. As many have said we have a "glut" of wingers but only Stanislas or Coulibaly could convert to a fast pacy striker in the Grabban mould. In Eddie we have a very shrewd manager . UTC
Scores goals ? 13 in 141 matches is pretty poor i think.
[quote][p][bold]dekayedcherry[/bold] wrote: An excellent "free" transfer by Eddie Howe. A player he knows from his Burnley days and a player who can score goals. I wonder if EH sees him in the same role as Grabban and will convert him from a winger into a striker with pace and ability on the ball. As many have said we have a "glut" of wingers but only Stanislas or Coulibaly could convert to a fast pacy striker in the Grabban mould. In Eddie we have a very shrewd manager . UTC[/p][/quote]Scores goals ? 13 in 141 matches is pretty poor i think. holdinkæft
  • Score: -1

6:47pm Fri 27 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

mark.s wrote:
Well we have Kermorgant who we know will cause chaos in the box, as long as we can get the crosses into him. If Junior can do that, we'll be laughing.
where does that leave Ritchie?
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: Well we have Kermorgant who we know will cause chaos in the box, as long as we can get the crosses into him. If Junior can do that, we'll be laughing.[/p][/quote]where does that leave Ritchie? holdinkæft
  • Score: 0

8:06pm Fri 27 Jun 14

cromwell9 says...

Blimey Eddie ,you are good,Getting him on a free,
Blimey Eddie ,you are good,Getting him on a free, cromwell9
  • Score: 2

12:52am Sat 28 Jun 14

dekayedcherry says...

Yeah holdinkaeft I got that a bit wrong and thought he had scored more, but several of the goals I have seen were absolute "crackers". However "out and out" wingers rarely score lots of goals but if EH converts him to a striker from a winger in the Grabban mould, he will be an excellent addition to the squad.
Also it will save us a lot of money on another unknown quantity in Coventry's Wilson who IMO is vastly overpriced at £2.5 million.
Steady Eddie 1 suggested that much travelled striker Billy Sharp might be an option but again IMO would not fit in with our style of football and he didn't do much at Reading or Doncaster on loan.
Now that Grabban has moved on, it will give our revitalised strike force every incentive to show what they can do in pre-season. Rantie,Pitman, McCoid and Coulibaly in particular have much to prove this season. UTC.
Yeah holdinkaeft I got that a bit wrong and thought he had scored more, but several of the goals I have seen were absolute "crackers". However "out and out" wingers rarely score lots of goals but if EH converts him to a striker from a winger in the Grabban mould, he will be an excellent addition to the squad. Also it will save us a lot of money on another unknown quantity in Coventry's Wilson who IMO is vastly overpriced at £2.5 million. Steady Eddie 1 suggested that much travelled striker Billy Sharp might be an option but again IMO would not fit in with our style of football and he didn't do much at Reading or Doncaster on loan. Now that Grabban has moved on, it will give our revitalised strike force every incentive to show what they can do in pre-season. Rantie,Pitman, McCoid and Coulibaly in particular have much to prove this season. UTC. dekayedcherry
  • Score: 4

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