AFC Bournemouth: First half woes cost Cherries in Lancashire

AFC Bournemouth: Howe's side go close to share of points against Blackburn Rovers (WITH VIDEO)

AFC Bournemouth: Howe's side go close to share of points against Blackburn Rovers (WITH VIDEO)

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CHERRIES so nearly stole a point during a dramatic finale at Ewood Park this afternoon.

Having found themselves 3-0 down inside the opening 25 minutes in East Lancashire, thanks to goals from Jordan Rhodes, Grant Hanley and Rudy Gestede, Eddie Howe’s side left it late to go so close to grabbing an unlikely share of the points.

After a poor display in the first half, Cherries were gifted a penalty on 81 minutes which Brett Pitman slotted home. Then, in stoppage time, Steve Cook’s header made it 3-2.

But Cherries ran out of time and Howe was left to rue a second successive league defeat.

Howe named an unchanged line-up from Tuesday’s ill-deserved reverse at home to Nottingham Forest, although there was surprisingly no place in the manager’s 18-man squad for winger Marc Pugh.

Rhodes, meanwhile, subject of a £10million bid from Premier League outfit Hull City, lined up for the hosts.

Junior Stanislas forced Rovers keeper Paul Robinson into a save early on, although the former England stopper was never really troubled by Stanislas’ slightly scuffed effort. At the other end on 10 minutes, Lee Camp failed to hold on to Markus Olsson’s cross from the left but Rhodes was unable to collect the loose ball.

Cherries looked in little danger and were moving the ball about with confidence and flair, but were made to pay when Rhodes capitalised on some defensive dawdling from Cook before cutting inside on to his left foot and slotting underneath Camp.

And things got even worse for Howe’s men seven minutes later when Rovers captain Hanley leapt highest to meet Tom Cairney’s corner from the left and head majestically into the roof of the net.

It was 3-0 on 24 minutes as the hosts threatened to run riot. Under pressure, Howe’s back four failed to effectively clear the ball, which was picked up by Craig Conway 25 yards out. His shot took a wicked deflection off team-mate Gestede and flew beyond Camp.

To the delight of the home fans moments later, Matt Ritchie blazed woefully over when well placed.

It should have been 4-0 just before the half-hour, but Rhodes’s exquisite left-foot shot on the turn bounced back off the post after great work from Olsson down the left.

Camp was tested again five minutes before the break when he saved from Ben Marshall’s shot, but Cherries were still under real pressure and uncharacteristically all at sea in defence.

Howe’s team talk would almost certainly have not been for the faint-hearted, while the Cherries boss replaced Ritchie by bringing on Ryan Fraser for the second half.

Robinson denied Yann Kermorgant as Cherries searched for a way back into the game, the Rovers keeper at full stretch to his right when palming away the Frenchman’s snapshot from around 20 yards.

Substitute Fraser blazed into the side netting moments later. There was a feeling already that Howe’s side were going to get nothing from this game, no matter how hard they tried.

That thought was epitomised when Robinson turned Callum Wilson’s low drive around the post on 54 minutes before again denying the Cherries striker before the hour mark.

Howe’s side were clearly reacting positively to the manager’s thoughts at half-time. There was more thought and invention in their attacking exploits. More solidity to their defending.

Rovers, though, although seemingly content to defend what they had already earned, were always a threat, substitute Josh King’s goal-bound shot being blocked by Tommy Elphick on 66 minutes. Alex Baptiste’s header from the corner flew narrowly over Camp’s crossbar.

Cherries finally got a break on nine minutes from time when referee Geoff Eltringham pointed to the spot after Adam Smith had been felled by Baptiste. Substitute Pitman dispatched the spot kick to at least spark some interest in the final stages of the game.

King, impressive during the second period, should have capped his performance with a goal on 86 minutes but fired over the crossbar after fine work from Conway. Harry Arter did the same moments later at the other end.

Cook, though, atoned for his earlier mistake and set up a frantic finale when he headed Charlie Daniels’s corner past Robinson early in second half stoppage time, while during a dramatic scramble moments before the final whistle, Elphick’s shot was blocked on the line.

Cherries: (4-4-2) Camp; Smith, Elphick, Cook, Daniels; Ritchie (Fraser, h-t), Arter, O'Kane, Stanislas (Pitman, 74); Kermorgant (Rantie, 66), Wilson. Unused subs: Flahavan, Cargill, Harte, Gosling.

Booked: Cook.

Rovers: (4-4-2) Robinson, Lowe, Baptiste, Hanley, Olsson; Conway, Evans, Cairney, Marshall (King, 60); Rhodes (Dunn, 77), Gestede.

Unused subs: Eastwood, Henley, Varney, Williamson, Taylor.

Booked: Evans, Robinson.

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (Tyne & Wear).

Attendance: 13,900 (319 away fans).

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5:07pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Nat1234 says...

I think we need some different players on the bench ..we've got no game winners on the bench ...
I think we need some different players on the bench ..we've got no game winners on the bench ... Nat1234
  • Score: -10

5:07pm Sat 23 Aug 14

old duffa says...

that will do nicely
norwich sound nice
that will do nicely norwich sound nice old duffa
  • Score: -17

5:16pm Sat 23 Aug 14

twynhamob says...

Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...
Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else... twynhamob
  • Score: -9

5:17pm Sat 23 Aug 14

matt68 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
I think we need some different players on the bench ..we've got no game winners on the bench ...
didnt pitman come off the bench and score?
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: I think we need some different players on the bench ..we've got no game winners on the bench ...[/p][/quote]didnt pitman come off the bench and score? matt68
  • Score: 16

5:24pm Sat 23 Aug 14

cherryexe says...

Great effort in 2nd half shows how far we have come last year this time we would have completely collapsed and end up losing 4 or 5 nil showed real character and unlucky not to get a point i still believe we will have more ups than downs this season.
Great effort in 2nd half shows how far we have come last year this time we would have completely collapsed and end up losing 4 or 5 nil showed real character and unlucky not to get a point i still believe we will have more ups than downs this season. cherryexe
  • Score: 16

5:24pm Sat 23 Aug 14

dustbindanny says...

In our last two games we have had 30 corners, YES, 30 corners and scored one Goal from them( today) notts forest and blackburn have had five corners between them , against us , and two goals from them (today at Blackburn) . Notts Forest 2 corners, Cherries 17, Blackburn 3 corners, Cherries 13, in my opinion we always put the corner cross too near the Keeper, I would aim for the penalty spot , then the ball could go anywhere but not to the Keeper? Having said all this, does anyone have an opinion as to why we can't defend corners?
In our last two games we have had 30 corners, YES, 30 corners and scored one Goal from them( today) notts forest and blackburn have had five corners between them , against us , and two goals from them (today at Blackburn) . Notts Forest 2 corners, Cherries 17, Blackburn 3 corners, Cherries 13, in my opinion we always put the corner cross too near the Keeper, I would aim for the penalty spot , then the ball could go anywhere but not to the Keeper? Having said all this, does anyone have an opinion as to why we can't defend corners? dustbindanny
  • Score: 22

5:35pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Square Old Codger says...

An uncharacteristic mistake by Cook and for the second game in succession poor defending from set pieces, Camp's missing pre Season is shewing, but a great fight back in the second half nearly turned it round. Is Ritchie fully fit? has been subbed every game so far. Think that we are missing Surman, Yann is having to play deeper than last Season and not so effective. Norwich next up and they thrashed Blackburn and have strengthened their attack this week - no easy games in this Division and they wont come any harder than Carrow Road. A good one to win!
An uncharacteristic mistake by Cook and for the second game in succession poor defending from set pieces, Camp's missing pre Season is shewing, but a great fight back in the second half nearly turned it round. Is Ritchie fully fit? has been subbed every game so far. Think that we are missing Surman, Yann is having to play deeper than last Season and not so effective. Norwich next up and they thrashed Blackburn and have strengthened their attack this week - no easy games in this Division and they wont come any harder than Carrow Road. A good one to win! Square Old Codger
  • Score: 10

5:47pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Rotterdam says...

dustbindanny wrote:
In our last two games we have had 30 corners, YES, 30 corners and scored one Goal from them( today) notts forest and blackburn have had five corners between them , against us , and two goals from them (today at Blackburn) . Notts Forest 2 corners, Cherries 17, Blackburn 3 corners, Cherries 13, in my opinion we always put the corner cross too near the Keeper, I would aim for the penalty spot , then the ball could go anywhere but not to the Keeper? Having said all this, does anyone have an opinion as to why we can't defend corners?
Right now we don' seem to have the confidence to try training ground plays from corners.

I've seen a couple and they looked promising but most of the time it's just hoofing the ball into the area which gets a bit predictable.

We're obviously good at winning corners - just need to work on ways of making the most of them.
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: In our last two games we have had 30 corners, YES, 30 corners and scored one Goal from them( today) notts forest and blackburn have had five corners between them , against us , and two goals from them (today at Blackburn) . Notts Forest 2 corners, Cherries 17, Blackburn 3 corners, Cherries 13, in my opinion we always put the corner cross too near the Keeper, I would aim for the penalty spot , then the ball could go anywhere but not to the Keeper? Having said all this, does anyone have an opinion as to why we can't defend corners?[/p][/quote]Right now we don' seem to have the confidence to try training ground plays from corners. I've seen a couple and they looked promising but most of the time it's just hoofing the ball into the area which gets a bit predictable. We're obviously good at winning corners - just need to work on ways of making the most of them. Rotterdam
  • Score: 7

5:49pm Sat 23 Aug 14

charlie2004 says...

dustbindanny wrote:
In our last two games we have had 30 corners, YES, 30 corners and scored one Goal from them( today) notts forest and blackburn have had five corners between them , against us , and two goals from them (today at Blackburn) . Notts Forest 2 corners, Cherries 17, Blackburn 3 corners, Cherries 13, in my opinion we always put the corner cross too near the Keeper, I would aim for the penalty spot , then the ball could go anywhere but not to the Keeper? Having said all this, does anyone have an opinion as to why we can't defend corners?
You beat me to it. Our corner taking is abysmal, how can we not score one goal from 30 corners!
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: In our last two games we have had 30 corners, YES, 30 corners and scored one Goal from them( today) notts forest and blackburn have had five corners between them , against us , and two goals from them (today at Blackburn) . Notts Forest 2 corners, Cherries 17, Blackburn 3 corners, Cherries 13, in my opinion we always put the corner cross too near the Keeper, I would aim for the penalty spot , then the ball could go anywhere but not to the Keeper? Having said all this, does anyone have an opinion as to why we can't defend corners?[/p][/quote]You beat me to it. Our corner taking is abysmal, how can we not score one goal from 30 corners! charlie2004
  • Score: 10

6:34pm Sat 23 Aug 14

bobsworthforever says...

Rotterdam wrote:
dustbindanny wrote:
In our last two games we have had 30 corners, YES, 30 corners and scored one Goal from them( today) notts forest and blackburn have had five corners between them , against us , and two goals from them (today at Blackburn) . Notts Forest 2 corners, Cherries 17, Blackburn 3 corners, Cherries 13, in my opinion we always put the corner cross too near the Keeper, I would aim for the penalty spot , then the ball could go anywhere but not to the Keeper? Having said all this, does anyone have an opinion as to why we can't defend corners?
Right now we don' seem to have the confidence to try training ground plays from corners.

I've seen a couple and they looked promising but most of the time it's just hoofing the ball into the area which gets a bit predictable.

We're obviously good at winning corners - just need to work on ways of making the most of them.
I think the difference with corners is that our lmprovement last season came when Harte was playing a dead ball specialist I cant criticise Charlie but we need to give Harte some game time
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: In our last two games we have had 30 corners, YES, 30 corners and scored one Goal from them( today) notts forest and blackburn have had five corners between them , against us , and two goals from them (today at Blackburn) . Notts Forest 2 corners, Cherries 17, Blackburn 3 corners, Cherries 13, in my opinion we always put the corner cross too near the Keeper, I would aim for the penalty spot , then the ball could go anywhere but not to the Keeper? Having said all this, does anyone have an opinion as to why we can't defend corners?[/p][/quote]Right now we don' seem to have the confidence to try training ground plays from corners. I've seen a couple and they looked promising but most of the time it's just hoofing the ball into the area which gets a bit predictable. We're obviously good at winning corners - just need to work on ways of making the most of them.[/p][/quote]I think the difference with corners is that our lmprovement last season came when Harte was playing a dead ball specialist I cant criticise Charlie but we need to give Harte some game time bobsworthforever
  • Score: 4

6:37pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Julian 2014 says...

My concern is now the Norwich Game,a win be excellent but not that postive when Lewis is knocking the balls in the net.With the huge amount of money spent on certain players,i really think we need to up gears if we are to be serious about going up,otherwise other teams will take full advantage if results do not go our way,
My concern is now the Norwich Game,a win be excellent but not that postive when Lewis is knocking the balls in the net.With the huge amount of money spent on certain players,i really think we need to up gears if we are to be serious about going up,otherwise other teams will take full advantage if results do not go our way, Julian 2014
  • Score: -2

7:03pm Sat 23 Aug 14

bobsworthforever says...

Rotterdam wrote:
dustbindanny wrote:
In our last two games we have had 30 corners, YES, 30 corners and scored one Goal from them( today) notts forest and blackburn have had five corners between them , against us , and two goals from them (today at Blackburn) . Notts Forest 2 corners, Cherries 17, Blackburn 3 corners, Cherries 13, in my opinion we always put the corner cross too near the Keeper, I would aim for the penalty spot , then the ball could go anywhere but not to the Keeper? Having said all this, does anyone have an opinion as to why we can't defend corners?
Right now we don' seem to have the confidence to try training ground plays from corners.

I've seen a couple and they looked promising but most of the time it's just hoofing the ball into the area which gets a bit predictable.

We're obviously good at winning corners - just need to work on ways of making the most of them.
I think the difference with corners is that our lmprovement last season came when Harte was playing a dead ball specialist I cant criticise Charlie but we need to give Harte some game time
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: In our last two games we have had 30 corners, YES, 30 corners and scored one Goal from them( today) notts forest and blackburn have had five corners between them , against us , and two goals from them (today at Blackburn) . Notts Forest 2 corners, Cherries 17, Blackburn 3 corners, Cherries 13, in my opinion we always put the corner cross too near the Keeper, I would aim for the penalty spot , then the ball could go anywhere but not to the Keeper? Having said all this, does anyone have an opinion as to why we can't defend corners?[/p][/quote]Right now we don' seem to have the confidence to try training ground plays from corners. I've seen a couple and they looked promising but most of the time it's just hoofing the ball into the area which gets a bit predictable. We're obviously good at winning corners - just need to work on ways of making the most of them.[/p][/quote]I think the difference with corners is that our lmprovement last season came when Harte was playing a dead ball specialist I cant criticise Charlie but we need to give Harte some game time bobsworthforever
  • Score: 1

7:05pm Sat 23 Aug 14

devon fan says...

we all love to see our team play well, but there is a nned for the team to learn quickly you do not win points for style, and it is not against the laws of the game to sometimes when the ball is in your area to put your foot through the ball and clear your lines, at the time of going 3-0 down we had 67% of the play, if a team is having so much of the play but doing nothing with it something has to be wrong , we have forward players who many teams would love to have and they have genuine ability but we are not getting the best out of them, same team again for Tuesday a chance to build their confience before Carrow Road
we all love to see our team play well, but there is a nned for the team to learn quickly you do not win points for style, and it is not against the laws of the game to sometimes when the ball is in your area to put your foot through the ball and clear your lines, at the time of going 3-0 down we had 67% of the play, if a team is having so much of the play but doing nothing with it something has to be wrong , we have forward players who many teams would love to have and they have genuine ability but we are not getting the best out of them, same team again for Tuesday a chance to build their confience before Carrow Road devon fan
  • Score: 5

8:21pm Sat 23 Aug 14

smhinto says...

twynhamob wrote:
Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...
I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'.
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It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level.
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I still believe we need another striker.
.
No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen.
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I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now.
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Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before.
.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...[/p][/quote]I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'. . It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level. . I still believe we need another striker. . No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen. . I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now. . Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: -9

8:38pm Sat 23 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

Are we looking at a relegation struggle this season ?
See Grabban missed a few clear cut chances today but still scored the winner. we are going to miss his goals.
We are looking very weak at the back against the better teams.
I'm not sure we are playing our strongest team.
Are we looking at a relegation struggle this season ? See Grabban missed a few clear cut chances today but still scored the winner. we are going to miss his goals. We are looking very weak at the back against the better teams. I'm not sure we are playing our strongest team. holdinkæft
  • Score: -21

8:45pm Sat 23 Aug 14

St Albans Cherry says...

smhinto wrote:
twynhamob wrote:
Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...
I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'.
.
It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level.
.
I still believe we need another striker.
.
No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen.
.
I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now.
.
Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before.
.
Regards
We can all dream about spending more money. Grabban was no Gareth Bale but it is very hard replacing any proven goal scorer. Spurs spent all the money and got them no where!

I would like to see that report posted on here...

Most fans want to go on Tuesday to get behind the boys. EH has to make the fixtures work to our advantage, I would expect many changes and test the Cobblers with our bench sitters! (your report would interest us).

I look forward for the moment to a cheeky 2 nil victory professionally delivered by the boys and feel there is a long way to go this season.

The character is in the team. We clearly went down in the first half by virtue of silly stupid, daft errors. The wrath of Khan, OK Edd, descended on that dressing room at half time and the boys rescued some pride.

Pride runs throughout our club. The fans especially turn up rain or shine and although disappointed by today we know there is no crisis. For those that seriously think there is... JOG ON!

( You guys probably never went to the away games of yesteryear did you? )
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...[/p][/quote]I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'. . It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level. . I still believe we need another striker. . No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen. . I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now. . Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before. . Regards[/p][/quote]We can all dream about spending more money. Grabban was no Gareth Bale but it is very hard replacing any proven goal scorer. Spurs spent all the money and got them no where! I would like to see that report posted on here... Most fans want to go on Tuesday to get behind the boys. EH has to make the fixtures work to our advantage, I would expect many changes and test the Cobblers with our bench sitters! (your report would interest us). I look forward for the moment to a cheeky 2 nil victory professionally delivered by the boys and feel there is a long way to go this season. The character is in the team. We clearly went down in the first half by virtue of silly stupid, daft errors. The wrath of Khan, OK Edd, descended on that dressing room at half time and the boys rescued some pride. Pride runs throughout our club. The fans especially turn up rain or shine and although disappointed by today we know there is no crisis. For those that seriously think there is... JOG ON! ( You guys probably never went to the away games of yesteryear did you? ) St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 8

9:12pm Sat 23 Aug 14

redster says...

The pre season rush of anticipation has evaporated and we have come down with a bump! But early days yet!
This is where we dig deep and get back on track .
Last season we had a good win to start then got tonked big time for a couple of matches before coming back strongly later on! The other some similarity with last season is so many scoring opportunities going begging and miss after miss.
Lewis Grabbs was an example of a striker missing the target,who later on after teaming up with Yann became our top scorer
The pre season rush of anticipation has evaporated and we have come down with a bump! But early days yet! This is where we dig deep and get back on track . Last season we had a good win to start then got tonked big time for a couple of matches before coming back strongly later on! The other some similarity with last season is so many scoring opportunities going begging and miss after miss. Lewis Grabbs was an example of a striker missing the target,who later on after teaming up with Yann became our top scorer redster
  • Score: 1

9:14pm Sat 23 Aug 14

AFCB Badger says...

smhinto wrote:
twynhamob wrote:
Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...
I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'.
.
It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level.
.
I still believe we need another striker.
.
No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen.
.
I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now.
.
Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before.
.
Regards
Two defeats and all the idiots return
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...[/p][/quote]I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'. . It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level. . I still believe we need another striker. . No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen. . I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now. . Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before. . Regards[/p][/quote]Two defeats and all the idiots return AFCB Badger
  • Score: 8

9:15pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

A very very poor first half defensive performance. Second half we nailed them but it was all too late. Time for EH to re-evaluate who starts. Too many obvious "first choices" were poor today. Mr. Cook hang your head sir.
A very very poor first half defensive performance. Second half we nailed them but it was all too late. Time for EH to re-evaluate who starts. Too many obvious "first choices" were poor today. Mr. Cook hang your head sir. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 1

9:42pm Sat 23 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

smhinto wrote:
twynhamob wrote:
Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...
I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'.
.
It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level.
.
I still believe we need another striker.
.
No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen.
.
I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now.
.
Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before.
.
Regards
Agreed with you regards striker ,but this second seasons syndrome you keep harping on about is a load of tosh ,we are only 4 games in won two lost two ,the side played out of its skin both against forest and Blackburn by all accounts we where misfortunate not to come away from Blackburn today with a point ,just goes to show how good we actually are a couple of seasons ago we would have had our heads down and accepted defeat so second season syndrome no unlucky yes !
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...[/p][/quote]I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'. . It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level. . I still believe we need another striker. . No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen. . I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now. . Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before. . Regards[/p][/quote]Agreed with you regards striker ,but this second seasons syndrome you keep harping on about is a load of tosh ,we are only 4 games in won two lost two ,the side played out of its skin both against forest and Blackburn by all accounts we where misfortunate not to come away from Blackburn today with a point ,just goes to show how good we actually are a couple of seasons ago we would have had our heads down and accepted defeat so second season syndrome no unlucky yes ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 6

10:33pm Sat 23 Aug 14

rogthedodge123 says...

Tuesdays shock loss to Forest certainly dented confidence but remembering how well we played in that game and looking a cut above them should bode well for the rest of the season,we are also missing Francis and the width he gives the team,so no need to worry as a long way to go and if Forest are the benchmark then we will finish near the top of this league
Tuesdays shock loss to Forest certainly dented confidence but remembering how well we played in that game and looking a cut above them should bode well for the rest of the season,we are also missing Francis and the width he gives the team,so no need to worry as a long way to go and if Forest are the benchmark then we will finish near the top of this league rogthedodge123
  • Score: 7

11:06pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Hagiis says...

Just got back from match **** poor performance , we were lucky we didn't go in 4 or 5 down at h/t , better 2nd half good possession but with no real penetration .
Just got back from match **** poor performance , we were lucky we didn't go in 4 or 5 down at h/t , better 2nd half good possession but with no real penetration . Hagiis
  • Score: 3

11:36pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Court Side says...

I thought at one point we were looking at a Watford/Huddersfield scoreline from last season so it's at least pleasing that we rallied in the 2nd half, made the scoreline a lot more respectable and, if lady luck would at least look our way in the embryonic stages of this season, we could even have salvaged a draw which really would've been a miracle. However, it's not luck that's been needed these last 2 games, rather an inability to take our numerous chances against Forest and costly individual errors against Blackburn. The achilles heel though is still our inability to defend set pieces/crosses. Time and time again we see our lads either out jumped, not tight enough or bullied out of it when a high ball comes into our box. It's something we really do need to address as it's going to cost us more and more as the season goes on if we don't start sorting it out now. Tuesday was so frustrating after such an excellent performance but in the cold light of day it's not good enough when Assombalonga gets a free header and Fryatt leans all over Smith to head in the winner not to mention not even getting a block on the cross in the first place.
This season the Championship looks as though it will be tighter then ever and while it's nice to have many admirers of the football we play it's not as nice as racking up the points from performances where we take the chances that come our way and defend as a unit keeping the mistakes to a minimum.
Maybe it's my own fault for expecting too much from this coming season, ( i thought that perhaps we might do a Burnley as an unfancied team). A reality check tells us we are only into the 2nd season of a 5 year plan where we're still learning to walk and acclimatise.
I thought at one point we were looking at a Watford/Huddersfield scoreline from last season so it's at least pleasing that we rallied in the 2nd half, made the scoreline a lot more respectable and, if lady luck would at least look our way in the embryonic stages of this season, we could even have salvaged a draw which really would've been a miracle. However, it's not luck that's been needed these last 2 games, rather an inability to take our numerous chances against Forest and costly individual errors against Blackburn. The achilles heel though is still our inability to defend set pieces/crosses. Time and time again we see our lads either out jumped, not tight enough or bullied out of it when a high ball comes into our box. It's something we really do need to address as it's going to cost us more and more as the season goes on if we don't start sorting it out now. Tuesday was so frustrating after such an excellent performance but in the cold light of day it's not good enough when Assombalonga gets a free header and Fryatt leans all over Smith to head in the winner not to mention not even getting a block on the cross in the first place. This season the Championship looks as though it will be tighter then ever and while it's nice to have many admirers of the football we play it's not as nice as racking up the points from performances where we take the chances that come our way and defend as a unit keeping the mistakes to a minimum. Maybe it's my own fault for expecting too much from this coming season, ( i thought that perhaps we might do a Burnley as an unfancied team). A reality check tells us we are only into the 2nd season of a 5 year plan where we're still learning to walk and acclimatise. Court Side
  • Score: 8

1:09am Sun 24 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

rogthedodge123 wrote:
Tuesdays shock loss to Forest certainly dented confidence but remembering how well we played in that game and looking a cut above them should bode well for the rest of the season,we are also missing Francis and the width he gives the team,so no need to worry as a long way to go and if Forest are the benchmark then we will finish near the top of this league
yes, but we lost, surely that tells you something.
We need to convet the chances we get, this game is about scoring goals not playing well.
[quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: Tuesdays shock loss to Forest certainly dented confidence but remembering how well we played in that game and looking a cut above them should bode well for the rest of the season,we are also missing Francis and the width he gives the team,so no need to worry as a long way to go and if Forest are the benchmark then we will finish near the top of this league[/p][/quote]yes, but we lost, surely that tells you something. We need to convet the chances we get, this game is about scoring goals not playing well. holdinkæft
  • Score: 1

8:16am Sun 24 Aug 14

bournered26 says...

smhinto wrote:
twynhamob wrote:
Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...
I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'.
.
It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level.
.
I still believe we need another striker.
.
No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen.
.
I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now.
.
Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before.
.
Regards
Haha you will forward a copy of your report.....That will be so useful with your wealth of football knowledge I expect Eddie is stood by the fax machine as we speak !!!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...[/p][/quote]I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'. . It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level. . I still believe we need another striker. . No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen. . I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now. . Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before. . Regards[/p][/quote]Haha you will forward a copy of your report.....That will be so useful with your wealth of football knowledge I expect Eddie is stood by the fax machine as we speak !!!! bournered26
  • Score: 1

9:14am Sun 24 Aug 14

nonnogeppetto says...

It is understandable for fans of a team with an history such as ours to get carried away after a great start with two wins (one when we played below our capabilities). To go and lose the next two games on the trot, one we should have won hands down, and yesterday we could have come away with a point is disappointing to say the least.

I am certain that the majority are under no illusion that the Championship is a very hard league to be in and there are no easy games. The so called second season syndrome is a log of 'coglioni' (the English version would come out as asterisks!!) For the fair minded 'football' supporters it is pure and simple 'football' that is the way it is.

We all acknowledge that there are teams in the championship with double the number of supporters than us and where the Fair Play is stretched to a new meaning! Notwithstanding the odds stacked against a team such as ours we doing a great deal better than we have imagined.

When new players come into a team it will take time to settle down and discover strengths and weaknesses. We have every confidence in Eddie Howe and the team they will sort out how to score from corners and how to deal with the opposition. As supporters let us do just that SUPPORT UTCIAD
It is understandable for fans of a team with an history such as ours to get carried away after a great start with two wins (one when we played below our capabilities). To go and lose the next two games on the trot, one we should have won hands down, and yesterday we could have come away with a point is disappointing to say the least. I am certain that the majority are under no illusion that the Championship is a very hard league to be in and there are no easy games. The so called second season syndrome is a log of 'coglioni' (the English version would come out as asterisks!!) For the fair minded 'football' supporters it is pure and simple 'football' that is the way it is. We all acknowledge that there are teams in the championship with double the number of supporters than us and where the Fair Play is stretched to a new meaning! Notwithstanding the odds stacked against a team such as ours we doing a great deal better than we have imagined. When new players come into a team it will take time to settle down and discover strengths and weaknesses. We have every confidence in Eddie Howe and the team they will sort out how to score from corners and how to deal with the opposition. As supporters let us do just that SUPPORT UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 6

9:32am Sun 24 Aug 14

simong says...

Nowhere near good enough.
We cannot dominate games then just simply surrender by giving away appalling goals every week.
Too many players are not doing their jobs at the moment, especially at set pieces - ours are hopeless and at the other end the entire defence just switches off game after game.
Need Ward and Francis back, plus strengthening the midfield which is far too lightweight and currently too inconsistent.
Also need another forward we have no cover at all - Rantie cannot even control a moving ball most of the time !! - starting to remind me of Chukki, just £2m more expensive.
Nowhere near good enough. We cannot dominate games then just simply surrender by giving away appalling goals every week. Too many players are not doing their jobs at the moment, especially at set pieces - ours are hopeless and at the other end the entire defence just switches off game after game. Need Ward and Francis back, plus strengthening the midfield which is far too lightweight and currently too inconsistent. Also need another forward we have no cover at all - Rantie cannot even control a moving ball most of the time !! - starting to remind me of Chukki, just £2m more expensive. simong
  • Score: 0

10:21am Sun 24 Aug 14

susi.m says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
A very very poor first half defensive performance. Second half we nailed them but it was all too late. Time for EH to re-evaluate who starts. Too many obvious "first choices" were poor today. Mr. Cook hang your head sir.
Cook was fouled by Rhodes but he should have been stronger against him
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: A very very poor first half defensive performance. Second half we nailed them but it was all too late. Time for EH to re-evaluate who starts. Too many obvious "first choices" were poor today. Mr. Cook hang your head sir.[/p][/quote]Cook was fouled by Rhodes but he should have been stronger against him susi.m
  • Score: 1

10:52am Sun 24 Aug 14

bobsworthforever says...

I know some of us are a bit suicidal this morning but weve got 6 points from 4 games that averages out at 69 points from 46 games just need one extra win and we will make the play-offs. As for the goals conceded EH will soon sort that out having Surman back will strengthen the midfield think we can go on a winning run soon
I know some of us are a bit suicidal this morning but weve got 6 points from 4 games that averages out at 69 points from 46 games just need one extra win and we will make the play-offs. As for the goals conceded EH will soon sort that out having Surman back will strengthen the midfield think we can go on a winning run soon bobsworthforever
  • Score: 2

11:34am Sun 24 Aug 14

smhinto says...

AFCB Badger wrote:
smhinto wrote:
twynhamob wrote:
Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...
I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'.
.
It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level.
.
I still believe we need another striker.
.
No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen.
.
I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now.
.
Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before.
.
Regards
Two defeats and all the idiots return
I believe that you may need to re-read my post Mr AFCB Badger.
.
What I have said is most valid and not idiotic. Yo have Seen smihinto and just thought it was a load of rubbish without actually reading it as per normal.
.
We just switched off today what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
The division is stronger what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
We need another striker what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
Possibilty of second season syndrome what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
This just highlights what a thick idiot you are.
.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]AFCB Badger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...[/p][/quote]I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'. . It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level. . I still believe we need another striker. . No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen. . I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now. . Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before. . Regards[/p][/quote]Two defeats and all the idiots return[/p][/quote]I believe that you may need to re-read my post Mr AFCB Badger. . What I have said is most valid and not idiotic. Yo have Seen smihinto and just thought it was a load of rubbish without actually reading it as per normal. . We just switched off today what is idiotic about saying that ?? . The division is stronger what is idiotic about saying that ?? . We need another striker what is idiotic about saying that ?? . Possibilty of second season syndrome what is idiotic about saying that ?? . This just highlights what a thick idiot you are. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: -5

12:13pm Sun 24 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

smhinto wrote:
AFCB Badger wrote:
smhinto wrote:
twynhamob wrote:
Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...
I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'.
.
It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level.
.
I still believe we need another striker.
.
No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen.
.
I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now.
.
Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before.
.
Regards
Two defeats and all the idiots return
I believe that you may need to re-read my post Mr AFCB Badger.
.
What I have said is most valid and not idiotic. Yo have Seen smihinto and just thought it was a load of rubbish without actually reading it as per normal.
.
We just switched off today what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
The division is stronger what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
We need another striker what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
Possibilty of second season syndrome what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
This just highlights what a thick idiot you are.
.
Regards
For gods sake smhinto change the record reference second season syndrome we have only played four games won two lost two somewhat better start this season than last ,so give it a rest !!!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AFCB Badger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...[/p][/quote]I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'. . It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level. . I still believe we need another striker. . No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen. . I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now. . Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before. . Regards[/p][/quote]Two defeats and all the idiots return[/p][/quote]I believe that you may need to re-read my post Mr AFCB Badger. . What I have said is most valid and not idiotic. Yo have Seen smihinto and just thought it was a load of rubbish without actually reading it as per normal. . We just switched off today what is idiotic about saying that ?? . The division is stronger what is idiotic about saying that ?? . We need another striker what is idiotic about saying that ?? . Possibilty of second season syndrome what is idiotic about saying that ?? . This just highlights what a thick idiot you are. . Regards[/p][/quote]For gods sake smhinto change the record reference second season syndrome we have only played four games won two lost two somewhat better start this season than last ,so give it a rest !!!! alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

12:22pm Sun 24 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

smhinto wrote:
AFCB Badger wrote:
smhinto wrote:
twynhamob wrote:
Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...
I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'.
.
It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level.
.
I still believe we need another striker.
.
No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen.
.
I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now.
.
Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before.
.
Regards
Two defeats and all the idiots return
I believe that you may need to re-read my post Mr AFCB Badger.
.
What I have said is most valid and not idiotic. Yo have Seen smihinto and just thought it was a load of rubbish without actually reading it as per normal.
.
We just switched off today what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
The division is stronger what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
We need another striker what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
Possibilty of second season syndrome what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
This just highlights what a thick idiot you are.
.
Regards
Can you not understand people's frustrations with your comments ,you where quicker than a rat up a drain pipe to post your comments when the team lost yesterday ,yet when we win you are slower than a slow thing in slows Ville to post any form of congratulations to the team IF AT ALL !
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AFCB Badger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...[/p][/quote]I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'. . It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level. . I still believe we need another striker. . No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen. . I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now. . Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before. . Regards[/p][/quote]Two defeats and all the idiots return[/p][/quote]I believe that you may need to re-read my post Mr AFCB Badger. . What I have said is most valid and not idiotic. Yo have Seen smihinto and just thought it was a load of rubbish without actually reading it as per normal. . We just switched off today what is idiotic about saying that ?? . The division is stronger what is idiotic about saying that ?? . We need another striker what is idiotic about saying that ?? . Possibilty of second season syndrome what is idiotic about saying that ?? . This just highlights what a thick idiot you are. . Regards[/p][/quote]Can you not understand people's frustrations with your comments ,you where quicker than a rat up a drain pipe to post your comments when the team lost yesterday ,yet when we win you are slower than a slow thing in slows Ville to post any form of congratulations to the team IF AT ALL ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

12:49pm Sun 24 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

smhinto wrote:
AFCB Badger wrote:
smhinto wrote:
twynhamob wrote:
Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...
I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'.
.
It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level.
.
I still believe we need another striker.
.
No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen.
.
I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now.
.
Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before.
.
Regards
Two defeats and all the idiots return
I believe that you may need to re-read my post Mr AFCB Badger.
.
What I have said is most valid and not idiotic. Yo have Seen smihinto and just thought it was a load of rubbish without actually reading it as per normal.
.
We just switched off today what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
The division is stronger what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
We need another striker what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
Possibilty of second season syndrome what is idiotic about saying that ??
.
This just highlights what a thick idiot you are.
.
Regards
And for the record for all to see how many cherries games did you actually attend last season ?
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AFCB Badger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Come on Shitno, Oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Dummy, give us your expert opinions. You know so much more than anyone else...[/p][/quote]I will offer my opinion willingly. We have started the season well. But my biggest fear was always 'second season syndrome'. . It now seems that it has now arrived. The division is far stronger than last season. We now have to be on our guard. With the current leakage of goals concede i cannot see us getting anything at Norwich next week. We seem to be swiching off which you cannot do at this level. . I still believe we need another striker. . No this not being a 'troll'. This is pointing out what I always thought was going to happen. . I believe that we are strong enough to survive in the division but that is as far as it goes for now. . Been to Northmpton v Shrewsbury game I will forward a copy of the report to AFCB as i have done before. . Regards[/p][/quote]Two defeats and all the idiots return[/p][/quote]I believe that you may need to re-read my post Mr AFCB Badger. . What I have said is most valid and not idiotic. Yo have Seen smihinto and just thought it was a load of rubbish without actually reading it as per normal. . We just switched off today what is idiotic about saying that ?? . The division is stronger what is idiotic about saying that ?? . We need another striker what is idiotic about saying that ?? . Possibilty of second season syndrome what is idiotic about saying that ?? . This just highlights what a thick idiot you are. . Regards[/p][/quote]And for the record for all to see how many cherries games did you actually attend last season ? alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

5:43pm Sun 24 Aug 14

AfcbBlues says...

Mid table.....and it will be another sucessful season, as we become an established championship side, just being a realist!!
Mid table.....and it will be another sucessful season, as we become an established championship side, just being a realist!! AfcbBlues
  • Score: 2

9:40pm Sun 24 Aug 14

smhinto says...

AfcbBlues wrote:
Mid table.....and it will be another sucessful season, as we become an established championship side, just being a realist!!
Absolutely agree. We have enough to stay in the division. But we must tighten up. Any place outside of the bottom three will be a great achievement.
[quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: Mid table.....and it will be another sucessful season, as we become an established championship side, just being a realist!![/p][/quote]Absolutely agree. We have enough to stay in the division. But we must tighten up. Any place outside of the bottom three will be a great achievement. smhinto
  • Score: 0

11:14pm Sun 24 Aug 14

doccox says...

Nat1234 wrote:
I think we need some different players on the bench ..we've got no game winners on the bench ...
Carlton cole in bournemouth for talks with management
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: I think we need some different players on the bench ..we've got no game winners on the bench ...[/p][/quote]Carlton cole in bournemouth for talks with management doccox
  • Score: 2

11:20pm Sun 24 Aug 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

smhinto wrote:
AfcbBlues wrote:
Mid table.....and it will be another sucessful season, as we become an established championship side, just being a realist!!
Absolutely agree. We have enough to stay in the division. But we must tighten up. Any place outside of the bottom three will be a great achievement.
And your pre-match prediction for tues night against the Cobblers is............ having scouted them on saturday.!!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: Mid table.....and it will be another sucessful season, as we become an established championship side, just being a realist!![/p][/quote]Absolutely agree. We have enough to stay in the division. But we must tighten up. Any place outside of the bottom three will be a great achievement.[/p][/quote]And your pre-match prediction for tues night against the Cobblers is............ having scouted them on saturday.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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