Cherries: Shwan stakes his claim for first-team recall

ABLE DEPUTY: Cherries keeper Shwan Jalal

ABLE DEPUTY: Cherries keeper Shwan Jalal

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

SHWAN Jalal hopes he has landed a meaningful blow in the Cherries goalkeeping duel and insists: “I am giving it my all.”

Jalal is vowing to pull out all the stops in his attempts to depose legendary number one David James as the club’s regular stopper.

The 29-year-old says he is enjoying working alongside the former England star – but is determined to reclaim his starting spot.

Boss Eddie Howe must choose between the duo when Cherries host Shrewsbury Town at Goldsands Stadium tonight (7.45pm).

Manager Howe handed Jalal his first start since the 4-0 defeat at Swindon on September 22 when he picked him for the FA Cup first round victory over Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.

Ex-Premier League veteran James had featured in the previous seven league matches after signing a deal with Cherries until the end of the season.

Howe said James had been “rested” for the Daggers clash and he will now decide whether to recall the 42-year-old or keep faith with Jalal.

Jalal told the Daily Echo: “It was up to me to go out there and try to prove what I am about. I didn’t have that much to do but what I had to do, I felt I did it competently.

“I think I had missed seven games so it is a bit of a transition and hard to take. But you roll with the punches and then just have to take your chance whenever you are given it and, hopefully, I have done that.

“There was zero next to Dagenham so, partly for me, I felt like I did my job.

“The big thing for me was the fact that my last game was behind a defence – including myself – that was low on confidence and I think a team that was low on confidence.

“To come back in, it felt like playing behind a team of reinvigorated individuals and it was so pleasing to see everybody battling for each other. It was really fantastic.”

Jalal was a star performer during Howe’s first spell in the Dean Court hot-seat.

“I have worked under the manager before and I know what he expects and I know the standards that he expects and sets,” said Jalal.

“All I can do is try to give 100 per cent every day. I am giving it my all. It is fantastic to be injury free and enjoying my training and to be part of a group of lads, at the minute, who are gelling together really well and enjoying training. That is all you can ask for.”

Jalal also revealed that he was learning from his rival for the number one jersey and enjoying training alongside James, who has earned 53 England caps during his distinguished career.

Jalal added: “He has been great to work with, to be quite honest. You can only soak up the experience that he brings.

“We are close-knit, the goalkeeping group, and Jamo has fitted in absolutely perfectly.”

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7:35am Tue 6 Nov 12

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

One game against a bottom half of league two team doesn't mean you are going to walk back into the team!! There was one decent keeper on display Saturday and he didn't have on a cherries keepers shirt!! Shwan is till living on past glories, he has not been at thr standard required this season so one game is not enough to give him the shirt!! I would opt for James over Jalal!! If there is any change at the back to be made it's to bring in Cook for Addison, the latter has cost us several goals in recent games whilst Cook looked assured on Saturday! Sorry Shwan but I think your next game will be in Carlisle!!
One game against a bottom half of league two team doesn't mean you are going to walk back into the team!! There was one decent keeper on display Saturday and he didn't have on a cherries keepers shirt!! Shwan is till living on past glories, he has not been at thr standard required this season so one game is not enough to give him the shirt!! I would opt for James over Jalal!! If there is any change at the back to be made it's to bring in Cook for Addison, the latter has cost us several goals in recent games whilst Cook looked assured on Saturday! Sorry Shwan but I think your next game will be in Carlisle!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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8:39am Tue 6 Nov 12

kangman2012 says...

Frankiesbackfromholl
ywood
wrote:
One game against a bottom half of league two team doesn't mean you are going to walk back into the team!! There was one decent keeper on display Saturday and he didn't have on a cherries keepers shirt!! Shwan is till living on past glories, he has not been at thr standard required this season so one game is not enough to give him the shirt!! I would opt for James over Jalal!! If there is any change at the back to be made it's to bring in Cook for Addison, the latter has cost us several goals in recent games whilst Cook looked assured on Saturday! Sorry Shwan but I think your next game will be in Carlisle!!
Not sure if it's just Shwan who's not been up to standard for the first ten or eleven games or so, more like the whole team has been below par. Now EH and JT are back the first team looks to have more fight about them, and long may it continue. When the time comes, and it will, Shwan will get his chance you can rest assured about that -UTC!
[quote][p][bold]Frankiesbackfromholl ywood[/bold] wrote: One game against a bottom half of league two team doesn't mean you are going to walk back into the team!! There was one decent keeper on display Saturday and he didn't have on a cherries keepers shirt!! Shwan is till living on past glories, he has not been at thr standard required this season so one game is not enough to give him the shirt!! I would opt for James over Jalal!! If there is any change at the back to be made it's to bring in Cook for Addison, the latter has cost us several goals in recent games whilst Cook looked assured on Saturday! Sorry Shwan but I think your next game will be in Carlisle!![/p][/quote]Not sure if it's just Shwan who's not been up to standard for the first ten or eleven games or so, more like the whole team has been below par. Now EH and JT are back the first team looks to have more fight about them, and long may it continue. When the time comes, and it will, Shwan will get his chance you can rest assured about that -UTC! kangman2012
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11:59am Tue 6 Nov 12

Dukecherry says...

kangman2012 wrote:
Frankiesbackfromholl

ywood
wrote:
One game against a bottom half of league two team doesn't mean you are going to walk back into the team!! There was one decent keeper on display Saturday and he didn't have on a cherries keepers shirt!! Shwan is till living on past glories, he has not been at thr standard required this season so one game is not enough to give him the shirt!! I would opt for James over Jalal!! If there is any change at the back to be made it's to bring in Cook for Addison, the latter has cost us several goals in recent games whilst Cook looked assured on Saturday! Sorry Shwan but I think your next game will be in Carlisle!!
Not sure if it's just Shwan who's not been up to standard for the first ten or eleven games or so, more like the whole team has been below par. Now EH and JT are back the first team looks to have more fight about them, and long may it continue. When the time comes, and it will, Shwan will get his chance you can rest assured about that -UTC!
Sorry for what Frankie? That you have such a short memory. The whole team was underperforming under the former manager. James let in six goals in his first three games for Cherries. Jalal was asked to play as an outfield player in disjointed formation. Bottom team or not, for EH to come out and praise Jalal for his performance speaks volumes.
Fans should stop knocking players down and get behind the manager and the squad.
I've said it in a previous post:Jalal was in goal when Cherries were docked 17 points, he was there when EH took over and got automatic promotion and he was there in the play-offs. He played through the pain barrier when the then-manager and club refused him an operation.
[quote][p][bold]kangman2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankiesbackfromholl ywood[/bold] wrote: One game against a bottom half of league two team doesn't mean you are going to walk back into the team!! There was one decent keeper on display Saturday and he didn't have on a cherries keepers shirt!! Shwan is till living on past glories, he has not been at thr standard required this season so one game is not enough to give him the shirt!! I would opt for James over Jalal!! If there is any change at the back to be made it's to bring in Cook for Addison, the latter has cost us several goals in recent games whilst Cook looked assured on Saturday! Sorry Shwan but I think your next game will be in Carlisle!![/p][/quote]Not sure if it's just Shwan who's not been up to standard for the first ten or eleven games or so, more like the whole team has been below par. Now EH and JT are back the first team looks to have more fight about them, and long may it continue. When the time comes, and it will, Shwan will get his chance you can rest assured about that -UTC![/p][/quote]Sorry for what Frankie? That you have such a short memory. The whole team was underperforming under the former manager. James let in six goals in his first three games for Cherries. Jalal was asked to play as an outfield player in disjointed formation. Bottom team or not, for EH to come out and praise Jalal for his performance speaks volumes. Fans should stop knocking players down and get behind the manager and the squad. I've said it in a previous post:Jalal was in goal when Cherries were docked 17 points, he was there when EH took over and got automatic promotion and he was there in the play-offs. He played through the pain barrier when the then-manager and club refused him an operation. Dukecherry
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12:10pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Luffbracherry says...

Shwan should be given his chance tonight

The big problem with our 'keepers is their inability to command the six yard and 18 yard areas - both are guity of 'dithering'

James tends to shuffle to his six yard line then either stand still or shuffle back - but an equally dithering defence not able to deal with crosses does not help the 'keeper

Bring back Kenny Allen or Gerry Peyton - they would come out and claim the ball... no messing!
Shwan should be given his chance tonight The big problem with our 'keepers is their inability to command the six yard and 18 yard areas - both are guity of 'dithering' James tends to shuffle to his six yard line then either stand still or shuffle back - but an equally dithering defence not able to deal with crosses does not help the 'keeper Bring back Kenny Allen or Gerry Peyton - they would come out and claim the ball... no messing! Luffbracherry
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1:33pm Tue 6 Nov 12

smhinto says...

I have said many times and I still get some 'flak' for it. I believe that Tubbs is NOT League One material. Groves did not play him and neither is Eddie. I believe Eddie is using him possibly as an impact sub. He is definately not a 90 minute player. He also is very poor especially with his back to goal.
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We have overpaid for him with the alledged 800k fee involved. If we get a half decent offer for him I believe he should be let go. A chronic waste of money from what I have seen of him over recent seasons.
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That does not mean to say that he is a poor player I just mean that he is simply not strong enough for this level. It is very much the same as Alan Connell who has given good service for Grimsby in Non League and both AFCB and Swindon, but was released by both clubs on promotion to League One.
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Perhape that tells us something and I believe it is very much the same with Mr Tubbs.
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Secondly, I believe the reason why Eddie does not entertain Zubar is because of his poor distribution from defensive positions. He is very good as a stand up centre half, I saw him a couple of times at Plymouth, it was noted then that his distribution was suspect.
.
Just a thought gents.
I have said many times and I still get some 'flak' for it. I believe that Tubbs is NOT League One material. Groves did not play him and neither is Eddie. I believe Eddie is using him possibly as an impact sub. He is definately not a 90 minute player. He also is very poor especially with his back to goal. . We have overpaid for him with the alledged 800k fee involved. If we get a half decent offer for him I believe he should be let go. A chronic waste of money from what I have seen of him over recent seasons. . That does not mean to say that he is a poor player I just mean that he is simply not strong enough for this level. It is very much the same as Alan Connell who has given good service for Grimsby in Non League and both AFCB and Swindon, but was released by both clubs on promotion to League One. . Perhape that tells us something and I believe it is very much the same with Mr Tubbs. . Secondly, I believe the reason why Eddie does not entertain Zubar is because of his poor distribution from defensive positions. He is very good as a stand up centre half, I saw him a couple of times at Plymouth, it was noted then that his distribution was suspect. . Just a thought gents. smhinto
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1:34pm Tue 6 Nov 12

oxoncherry2 says...

Jalal certainly took a hit to his pride when James arrived. I think EH is mending the hurt done by our former manager.
Jalal certainly took a hit to his pride when James arrived. I think EH is mending the hurt done by our former manager. oxoncherry2
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1:38pm Tue 6 Nov 12

oxoncherry2 says...

As for Tubbsy, he played an important part in 2 of our goals last Sat. He is not out of his depth.
As for Tubbsy, he played an important part in 2 of our goals last Sat. He is not out of his depth. oxoncherry2
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2:04pm Tue 6 Nov 12

lofty1971 says...

smhinto wrote:
I have said many times and I still get some 'flak' for it. I believe that Tubbs is NOT League One material. Groves did not play him and neither is Eddie. I believe Eddie is using him possibly as an impact sub. He is definately not a 90 minute player. He also is very poor especially with his back to goal. . We have overpaid for him with the alledged 800k fee involved. If we get a half decent offer for him I believe he should be let go. A chronic waste of money from what I have seen of him over recent seasons. . That does not mean to say that he is a poor player I just mean that he is simply not strong enough for this level. It is very much the same as Alan Connell who has given good service for Grimsby in Non League and both AFCB and Swindon, but was released by both clubs on promotion to League One. . Perhape that tells us something and I believe it is very much the same with Mr Tubbs. . Secondly, I believe the reason why Eddie does not entertain Zubar is because of his poor distribution from defensive positions. He is very good as a stand up centre half, I saw him a couple of times at Plymouth, it was noted then that his distribution was suspect. . Just a thought gents.
just a thought smhinto - this is a story about goal keepers and not strikers.

Been on the juice again?

You abscence has been noted since the recent wins.

Are you predicting a wind, draw or loss for both teams tonight as usual? LOL
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I have said many times and I still get some 'flak' for it. I believe that Tubbs is NOT League One material. Groves did not play him and neither is Eddie. I believe Eddie is using him possibly as an impact sub. He is definately not a 90 minute player. He also is very poor especially with his back to goal. . We have overpaid for him with the alledged 800k fee involved. If we get a half decent offer for him I believe he should be let go. A chronic waste of money from what I have seen of him over recent seasons. . That does not mean to say that he is a poor player I just mean that he is simply not strong enough for this level. It is very much the same as Alan Connell who has given good service for Grimsby in Non League and both AFCB and Swindon, but was released by both clubs on promotion to League One. . Perhape that tells us something and I believe it is very much the same with Mr Tubbs. . Secondly, I believe the reason why Eddie does not entertain Zubar is because of his poor distribution from defensive positions. He is very good as a stand up centre half, I saw him a couple of times at Plymouth, it was noted then that his distribution was suspect. . Just a thought gents.[/p][/quote]just a thought smhinto - this is a story about goal keepers and not strikers. Been on the juice again? You abscence has been noted since the recent wins. Are you predicting a wind, draw or loss for both teams tonight as usual? LOL lofty1971
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3:04pm Tue 6 Nov 12

djd says...

smhinto wrote:
I have said many times and I still get some 'flak' for it. I believe that Tubbs is NOT League One material. Groves did not play him and neither is Eddie. I believe Eddie is using him possibly as an impact sub. He is definately not a 90 minute player. He also is very poor especially with his back to goal.
.
We have overpaid for him with the alledged 800k fee involved. If we get a half decent offer for him I believe he should be let go. A chronic waste of money from what I have seen of him over recent seasons.
.
That does not mean to say that he is a poor player I just mean that he is simply not strong enough for this level. It is very much the same as Alan Connell who has given good service for Grimsby in Non League and both AFCB and Swindon, but was released by both clubs on promotion to League One.
.
Perhape that tells us something and I believe it is very much the same with Mr Tubbs.
.
Secondly, I believe the reason why Eddie does not entertain Zubar is because of his poor distribution from defensive positions. He is very good as a stand up centre half, I saw him a couple of times at Plymouth, it was noted then that his distribution was suspect.
.
Just a thought gents.
Why say something once when you can copy and paste and put the same article on every story.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I have said many times and I still get some 'flak' for it. I believe that Tubbs is NOT League One material. Groves did not play him and neither is Eddie. I believe Eddie is using him possibly as an impact sub. He is definately not a 90 minute player. He also is very poor especially with his back to goal. . We have overpaid for him with the alledged 800k fee involved. If we get a half decent offer for him I believe he should be let go. A chronic waste of money from what I have seen of him over recent seasons. . That does not mean to say that he is a poor player I just mean that he is simply not strong enough for this level. It is very much the same as Alan Connell who has given good service for Grimsby in Non League and both AFCB and Swindon, but was released by both clubs on promotion to League One. . Perhape that tells us something and I believe it is very much the same with Mr Tubbs. . Secondly, I believe the reason why Eddie does not entertain Zubar is because of his poor distribution from defensive positions. He is very good as a stand up centre half, I saw him a couple of times at Plymouth, it was noted then that his distribution was suspect. . Just a thought gents.[/p][/quote]Why say something once when you can copy and paste and put the same article on every story. djd
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4:56pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

Dukecherry wrote:
kangman2012 wrote:
Frankiesbackfromholl


ywood
wrote:
One game against a bottom half of league two team doesn't mean you are going to walk back into the team!! There was one decent keeper on display Saturday and he didn't have on a cherries keepers shirt!! Shwan is till living on past glories, he has not been at thr standard required this season so one game is not enough to give him the shirt!! I would opt for James over Jalal!! If there is any change at the back to be made it's to bring in Cook for Addison, the latter has cost us several goals in recent games whilst Cook looked assured on Saturday! Sorry Shwan but I think your next game will be in Carlisle!!
Not sure if it's just Shwan who's not been up to standard for the first ten or eleven games or so, more like the whole team has been below par. Now EH and JT are back the first team looks to have more fight about them, and long may it continue. When the time comes, and it will, Shwan will get his chance you can rest assured about that -UTC!
Sorry for what Frankie? That you have such a short memory. The whole team was underperforming under the former manager. James let in six goals in his first three games for Cherries. Jalal was asked to play as an outfield player in disjointed formation. Bottom team or not, for EH to come out and praise Jalal for his performance speaks volumes.
Fans should stop knocking players down and get behind the manager and the squad.
I've said it in a previous post:Jalal was in goal when Cherries were docked 17 points, he was there when EH took over and got automatic promotion and he was there in the play-offs. He played through the pain barrier when the then-manager and club refused him an operation.
My memory isn't short at all, Shwan has played one game since Howe has been back, that doesn't warrant a recall to the starting line up!! We have been winning with James in goal, Jalal let in far more goals when he was between the sticks!! It's not about knocking anyone in fact I didn't knock Shwan, I was simply saying that his next game will be more than likely in the cup, anyway you are saying much the same about James so aren't you knocking him? James was asked to come in and play after a spell without a game, he still did it and although we have not had the best defence you can hardly blame him for that!! (won't get into it as we will be here all week), I support all our players, I will when the time is right do so for Jalal, but so far this season he has not for me personally been where he would wish to be either in the team or performance wise!!
[quote][p][bold]Dukecherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kangman2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankiesbackfromholl ywood[/bold] wrote: One game against a bottom half of league two team doesn't mean you are going to walk back into the team!! There was one decent keeper on display Saturday and he didn't have on a cherries keepers shirt!! Shwan is till living on past glories, he has not been at thr standard required this season so one game is not enough to give him the shirt!! I would opt for James over Jalal!! If there is any change at the back to be made it's to bring in Cook for Addison, the latter has cost us several goals in recent games whilst Cook looked assured on Saturday! Sorry Shwan but I think your next game will be in Carlisle!![/p][/quote]Not sure if it's just Shwan who's not been up to standard for the first ten or eleven games or so, more like the whole team has been below par. Now EH and JT are back the first team looks to have more fight about them, and long may it continue. When the time comes, and it will, Shwan will get his chance you can rest assured about that -UTC![/p][/quote]Sorry for what Frankie? That you have such a short memory. The whole team was underperforming under the former manager. James let in six goals in his first three games for Cherries. Jalal was asked to play as an outfield player in disjointed formation. Bottom team or not, for EH to come out and praise Jalal for his performance speaks volumes. Fans should stop knocking players down and get behind the manager and the squad. I've said it in a previous post:Jalal was in goal when Cherries were docked 17 points, he was there when EH took over and got automatic promotion and he was there in the play-offs. He played through the pain barrier when the then-manager and club refused him an operation.[/p][/quote]My memory isn't short at all, Shwan has played one game since Howe has been back, that doesn't warrant a recall to the starting line up!! We have been winning with James in goal, Jalal let in far more goals when he was between the sticks!! It's not about knocking anyone in fact I didn't knock Shwan, I was simply saying that his next game will be more than likely in the cup, anyway you are saying much the same about James so aren't you knocking him? James was asked to come in and play after a spell without a game, he still did it and although we have not had the best defence you can hardly blame him for that!! (won't get into it as we will be here all week), I support all our players, I will when the time is right do so for Jalal, but so far this season he has not for me personally been where he would wish to be either in the team or performance wise!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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4:57pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

smhinto wrote:
I have said many times and I still get some 'flak' for it. I believe that Tubbs is NOT League One material. Groves did not play him and neither is Eddie. I believe Eddie is using him possibly as an impact sub. He is definately not a 90 minute player. He also is very poor especially with his back to goal.
.
We have overpaid for him with the alledged 800k fee involved. If we get a half decent offer for him I believe he should be let go. A chronic waste of money from what I have seen of him over recent seasons.
.
That does not mean to say that he is a poor player I just mean that he is simply not strong enough for this level. It is very much the same as Alan Connell who has given good service for Grimsby in Non League and both AFCB and Swindon, but was released by both clubs on promotion to League One.
.
Perhape that tells us something and I believe it is very much the same with Mr Tubbs.
.
Secondly, I believe the reason why Eddie does not entertain Zubar is because of his poor distribution from defensive positions. He is very good as a stand up centre half, I saw him a couple of times at Plymouth, it was noted then that his distribution was suspect.
.
Just a thought gents.
thanks for that but we are discussing the keepers!! good to know your finger is still firmly on the pulse though!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I have said many times and I still get some 'flak' for it. I believe that Tubbs is NOT League One material. Groves did not play him and neither is Eddie. I believe Eddie is using him possibly as an impact sub. He is definately not a 90 minute player. He also is very poor especially with his back to goal. . We have overpaid for him with the alledged 800k fee involved. If we get a half decent offer for him I believe he should be let go. A chronic waste of money from what I have seen of him over recent seasons. . That does not mean to say that he is a poor player I just mean that he is simply not strong enough for this level. It is very much the same as Alan Connell who has given good service for Grimsby in Non League and both AFCB and Swindon, but was released by both clubs on promotion to League One. . Perhape that tells us something and I believe it is very much the same with Mr Tubbs. . Secondly, I believe the reason why Eddie does not entertain Zubar is because of his poor distribution from defensive positions. He is very good as a stand up centre half, I saw him a couple of times at Plymouth, it was noted then that his distribution was suspect. . Just a thought gents.[/p][/quote]thanks for that but we are discussing the keepers!! good to know your finger is still firmly on the pulse though!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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