AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: Tough task as we bid to rewrite record books

CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe

CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author Exclusive by

MANAGER Eddie Howe admits Cherries have been handed a “tough task” in their bid to write a new chapter in the Dean Court record books.

But Howe also says Cherries are relishing the prospect of pitting their wits against Championship rivals Cardiff City in the third round of the League Cup.

Cherries registered a 3-0 win over the Welsh outfit to reach the fourth round in 1961-62, one of only two times in their history they have made the last 16.

Howe’s men ended a 10-year wait to reach the third round when they booked their place in the draw following a 3-0 win over Northampton last night.

Cherries last reached the third round in 2004-05 when Howe was on target in a penalty shootout at Blackburn to earn them a home tie against Cardiff, which they lost on penalties.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “Everybody remembers the Blackburn game because it was a memorable night for our supporters. The win on penalties earned us a home tie with Cardiff which was almost as dramatic.

“We took the lead through James Hayter and he then forced the tie into extra-time. We again came back to level through Brian Stock, only to lose on penalties. Fine margins determine games and that tie could have gone either way.

“A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then but we would love to reach the fourth round. This club has only done it twice and it would be another milestone if we could get there. It is going to be a tough task because Cardiff are a very good side.

“They have started the season well as they look for an immediate return to the Premier League and will be tough opponents. They lost in the final to Liverpool a couple of years ago and will fancy their chances of going on a good run in the League Cup.”

Cherries will travel to South Wales during week commencing September 22, with the tie probably taking place on Tuesday, September 23.

Discussing the win over Northampton, Howe added: “I thought all the lads who came in performed really well in a tricky game. You are expected to win and expected to do well and it is never quite as easy as that as a lot of the second-round results have shown.

“We are delighted with the squad. There is fierce competition for every position and the guys know that every time they get an opportunity, they have to perform and the lads certainly did that against Northampton.”

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11:13pm Wed 27 Aug 14

St Albans Cherry says...

A proper test against a good football club. Cardiff is a lovely sporting city to boot. They will be favourites, so no pressure then!

Come on you Reds, can the Cherries choke the Bluebirds? You bet we can!
A proper test against a good football club. Cardiff is a lovely sporting city to boot. They will be favourites, so no pressure then! Come on you Reds, can the Cherries choke the Bluebirds? You bet we can! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 6

3:55am Thu 28 Aug 14

Fanfor45 says...

That's just about as disappointing as it gets; for me personally, the club and the fanbase. For me a home draw would have suited as I actually could have gone and not worried about early shift the day after. The club must have wished for anything other than Cardiff away and I'm sure most fans would have as well. All said though it will be a proper test only dependant on how seriously both teams take it. There continues to be increasing "shocks" in this competition, but the biggest shock is the bigger clubs taking it seriously enough to field full strength teams. Norwich away on Saturday is a proper test.
That's just about as disappointing as it gets; for me personally, the club and the fanbase. For me a home draw would have suited as I actually could have gone and not worried about early shift the day after. The club must have wished for anything other than Cardiff away and I'm sure most fans would have as well. All said though it will be a proper test only dependant on how seriously both teams take it. There continues to be increasing "shocks" in this competition, but the biggest shock is the bigger clubs taking it seriously enough to field full strength teams. Norwich away on Saturday is a proper test. Fanfor45
  • Score: 4

6:30am Thu 28 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

An awkward place to get to on a Tuesday evening I'm sure many will travel
An awkward place to get to on a Tuesday evening I'm sure many will travel alasdair1967
  • Score: -1

6:43am Thu 28 Aug 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Disappointing because it's pretty boring playing teams in the same league who we already have two games against this season. It's more in the cup spirit for me to have the anticipation of playing a team in a higher league or the nervousness of playing a team from a lower league with the embarrasment of failure that entails.

Well done to Burton Albion turning over QPR a well deserved 3rd round place for them!!

Oh well, whatever the draw, get into 'em boys let's go for the 4th round!
UTC-IAD
Disappointing because it's pretty boring playing teams in the same league who we already have two games against this season. It's more in the cup spirit for me to have the anticipation of playing a team in a higher league or the nervousness of playing a team from a lower league with the embarrasment of failure that entails. Well done to Burton Albion turning over QPR a well deserved 3rd round place for them!! Oh well, whatever the draw, get into 'em boys let's go for the 4th round! UTC-IAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 3

6:45am Thu 28 Aug 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

P.S.

In Bafana world I see TK wanted a draw against Chelsea!!
No thanks TK, we're saving them for the final!
COYR
P.S. In Bafana world I see TK wanted a draw against Chelsea!! No thanks TK, we're saving them for the final! COYR TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 3

8:34am Thu 28 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

Cup games are okay .Yes they bring in extra cash ,and give players a chance ,that cant get into the first team as much as they would like.
The down side is players picking up injurys,that play in the first team squad .
My priority is the League,
Cup games are okay .Yes they bring in extra cash ,and give players a chance ,that cant get into the first team as much as they would like. The down side is players picking up injurys,that play in the first team squad . My priority is the League, cromwell9
  • Score: 4

9:45am Thu 28 Aug 14

BluebirdDorset says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
An awkward place to get to on a Tuesday evening I'm sure many will travel
Two and a half hours on a good run. Would have preferred it in bournemouth, 20 mins for an away game as opposed to 2.5 hours for my home game, come on the bluebirds.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: An awkward place to get to on a Tuesday evening I'm sure many will travel[/p][/quote]Two and a half hours on a good run. Would have preferred it in bournemouth, 20 mins for an away game as opposed to 2.5 hours for my home game, come on the bluebirds. BluebirdDorset
  • Score: -2

11:10am Thu 28 Aug 14

elite50 says...

BluebirdDorset wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
An awkward place to get to on a Tuesday evening I'm sure many will travel
Two and a half hours on a good run. Would have preferred it in bournemouth, 20 mins for an away game as opposed to 2.5 hours for my home game, come on the bluebirds.
In the late 40s. early 50s. all the Welsh coal mines closed and the un-employed miners (and their families) poured into B,mth and took an awful number of jobs from the locals by offering to work at lower wages.
You would think that after all of these years people like Bluebird would transfer their allegiance to the area that saved them from starvation.
When is the vote for Welsh independence?
[quote][p][bold]BluebirdDorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: An awkward place to get to on a Tuesday evening I'm sure many will travel[/p][/quote]Two and a half hours on a good run. Would have preferred it in bournemouth, 20 mins for an away game as opposed to 2.5 hours for my home game, come on the bluebirds.[/p][/quote]In the late 40s. early 50s. all the Welsh coal mines closed and the un-employed miners (and their families) poured into B,mth and took an awful number of jobs from the locals by offering to work at lower wages. You would think that after all of these years people like Bluebird would transfer their allegiance to the area that saved them from starvation. When is the vote for Welsh independence? elite50
  • Score: 2

8:18pm Thu 28 Aug 14

St Albans Cherry says...

I think the fans need a cup run.

Sure EH may not want to use 'the regulars' but we can easily afford this cup game with the size of our competitive squad.

Cardiff is a good place to chill and enjoy sport. Steve Fletcher should be driving the bus! He only has happy memories there (2003)...


...come on let's get behind this!
I think the fans need a cup run. Sure EH may not want to use 'the regulars' but we can easily afford this cup game with the size of our competitive squad. Cardiff is a good place to chill and enjoy sport. Steve Fletcher should be driving the bus! He only has happy memories there (2003)... ...come on let's get behind this! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 1

7:15am Fri 29 Aug 14

BluebirdDorset says...

elite50 wrote:
BluebirdDorset wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
An awkward place to get to on a Tuesday evening I'm sure many will travel
Two and a half hours on a good run. Would have preferred it in bournemouth, 20 mins for an away game as opposed to 2.5 hours for my home game, come on the bluebirds.
In the late 40s. early 50s. all the Welsh coal mines closed and the un-employed miners (and their families) poured into B,mth and took an awful number of jobs from the locals by offering to work at lower wages.
You would think that after all of these years people like Bluebird would transfer their allegiance to the area that saved them from starvation.
When is the vote for Welsh independence?
I moved down in 1996 and was not saved from starvation either. Check your history books, the mining industry in South Wales was thriving until thatcher destroyed it. Also I live in poole and regularly watch Poole Town. As I don't live in Bournemouth I have no allegiance or desire to EVER support the Cherries!!!! No wish for Wales to go independent either thanks. You must live a very mundane life if you personally have so much resentment for people migrating around the world to gain a better life for themselves and their families.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BluebirdDorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: An awkward place to get to on a Tuesday evening I'm sure many will travel[/p][/quote]Two and a half hours on a good run. Would have preferred it in bournemouth, 20 mins for an away game as opposed to 2.5 hours for my home game, come on the bluebirds.[/p][/quote]In the late 40s. early 50s. all the Welsh coal mines closed and the un-employed miners (and their families) poured into B,mth and took an awful number of jobs from the locals by offering to work at lower wages. You would think that after all of these years people like Bluebird would transfer their allegiance to the area that saved them from starvation. When is the vote for Welsh independence?[/p][/quote]I moved down in 1996 and was not saved from starvation either. Check your history books, the mining industry in South Wales was thriving until thatcher destroyed it. Also I live in poole and regularly watch Poole Town. As I don't live in Bournemouth I have no allegiance or desire to EVER support the Cherries!!!! No wish for Wales to go independent either thanks. You must live a very mundane life if you personally have so much resentment for people migrating around the world to gain a better life for themselves and their families. BluebirdDorset
  • Score: 0

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