Cherries: Howe is a fan of on-loan Saints striker Lee

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Cherries boss Eddie Howe hopes the best is yet to come from “goal threat” Lee Barnard.

Striker Barnard could return to the starting line-up tonight when Cherries host League One rivals Shrewsbury Town at Goldsands Stadium (7.45pm).

The loan star was unavailable for the 4-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday as parent club Southampton did not want him to become cup tied.

But Barnard will be in contention to feature against the Shrews as in-form Cherries aim to make it six matches without defeat.

The Saints frontman has scored four league goals in 11 starts since making the move to Dorset on a temporary basis until January.

And he has already impressed manager Howe with his qualities on and off the ball.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “I have always admired Lee from afar.

“When he was at Southend, I know he scored against us a few times when we were competing in those days and then he got his move to Southampton.

“He is a goal threat and he is a very good finisher – you can see that from training every day. He is technically very good.

“We have got a really good mix of strikers – we have got different types – and that is certainly a position where there is a lot of strength in depth.”

Howe added: “He is very unselfish and in the games since we have been here, he has worked extremely hard with whoever he has played with up top.

“A feature of our play against Carlisle was the work-rate of the front two and, of course, he scored on that day.

“Hopefully, there is more to come from him.”

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7:41am Tue 6 Nov 12

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

Going to be tough on Tubbs this I can see, if Howe rates Lee so highly then it's going to be substitue appearances for Tubbsy!! This could all make for a very interesting January for both players!! Could we see Barnard sign and Tubbs on his way out? very possibly, it wouldn't be the first time Howe let Tubbs go!
Going to be tough on Tubbs this I can see, if Howe rates Lee so highly then it's going to be substitue appearances for Tubbsy!! This could all make for a very interesting January for both players!! Could we see Barnard sign and Tubbs on his way out? very possibly, it wouldn't be the first time Howe let Tubbs go! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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9:05am Tue 6 Nov 12

matt68 says...

eddie is the boss and what he says goes he is proving his qualities every day, well done eddie and jason for sorting out the mess left by groves lets get 6000 plus tonite the lads deserve it utc
eddie is the boss and what he says goes he is proving his qualities every day, well done eddie and jason for sorting out the mess left by groves lets get 6000 plus tonite the lads deserve it utc matt68
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9:58am Tue 6 Nov 12

Afcbpete says...

There are certain players I'd swap around within the team and if it was Groves still in charge I'd be voicing an opinion, but I'd not question Eddie. To come in and turn everything around SO quickly is truly incredible bearing in mind the mess he inherited plus the size of the job. GOOD LUCK for tonight!!! UTCIAD
There are certain players I'd swap around within the team and if it was Groves still in charge I'd be voicing an opinion, but I'd not question Eddie. To come in and turn everything around SO quickly is truly incredible bearing in mind the mess he inherited plus the size of the job. GOOD LUCK for tonight!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
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11:18am Tue 6 Nov 12

lionheart says...

I trust Eddie's judgement. He's a top man.
I trust Eddie's judgement. He's a top man. lionheart
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11:19am Tue 6 Nov 12

lionheart says...

That's of course Eddie Howe!
That's of course Eddie Howe! lionheart
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1:32pm 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.
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Just a thought gents.

Regards
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. Regards smhinto
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2:14pm Tue 6 Nov 12

YorkshireCherry says...

Interesting that SMHinto in his post above hasn't predicted a result. When we were doing badly you could hardly contain your joy in predicting a loss and you almost wet yourself when sometimes proved right! What a strange kind of supporter you are
Interesting that SMHinto in his post above hasn't predicted a result. When we were doing badly you could hardly contain your joy in predicting a loss and you almost wet yourself when sometimes proved right! What a strange kind of supporter you are YorkshireCherry
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2:17pm Tue 6 Nov 12

lofty1971 says...

Been on the juice again smhinto?

You abscence has been noted since the recent wins.

Are you predicting a win, draw or loss for both teams tonight as usual? LOL
Been on the juice again smhinto? You abscence has been noted since the recent wins. Are you predicting a win, draw or loss for both teams tonight as usual? LOL lofty1971
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2:19pm Tue 6 Nov 12

lofty1971 says...

Oh and I quote' A chronic waste of money from what I have seen of him over recent seasons.'

I thought you never watched AFCB?

Which AFCB games exactly have you seen him feature in.......?
Oh and I quote' A chronic waste of money from what I have seen of him over recent seasons.' I thought you never watched AFCB? Which AFCB games exactly have you seen him feature in.......? lofty1971
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2:36pm Tue 6 Nov 12

atha says...

Well, if we go by that chap called smhintos opnion on Tubbs, it may be worth a bet for him to finish top scorer.
As he doesn't seem able to predict the day of the week.
Well, if we go by that chap called smhintos opnion on Tubbs, it may be worth a bet for him to finish top scorer. As he doesn't seem able to predict the day of the week. atha
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3:13pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Court Side says...

The team were in such a mess before Eddie came back,because they were bereft of confidence.I always thought the players Groves,(and Bradders),signed were good players it was just that Groves didn't know how to blend them into a team,and his awful tactics didn't help!Those same players have responded to Eddie because they want to play exciting,attacking football,something that Eddie preaches,and not be stifled as they were under the previous regime.
The team were in such a mess before Eddie came back,because they were bereft of confidence.I always thought the players Groves,(and Bradders),signed were good players it was just that Groves didn't know how to blend them into a team,and his awful tactics didn't help!Those same players have responded to Eddie because they want to play exciting,attacking football,something that Eddie preaches,and not be stifled as they were under the previous regime. Court Side
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3:38pm Tue 6 Nov 12

Northstand_dan says...

Most strikers are confidence players.. Im just pleased we're doing well atm.. if we loose a game or two, we know Eddie and Jason will pull the lads through it. Ive every faith in the team and managers now.. Beware the pirate ship AFCB.. ARRRRRGGGGGG...
Most strikers are confidence players.. Im just pleased we're doing well atm.. if we loose a game or two, we know Eddie and Jason will pull the lads through it. Ive every faith in the team and managers now.. Beware the pirate ship AFCB.. ARRRRRGGGGGG... Northstand_dan
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5:03pm 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.

Regards
please enlighten us, which performances of his have you seen in recent seasons? he was injured last season, he was left out by Groves before making an instant difference against Brentford, and he has scored goals in league one this season with restricted opportunities. Prior to joining us last season he was scoring goals at will for Crawley, but you know best! Which games were you at ?
[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. Regards[/p][/quote]please enlighten us, which performances of his have you seen in recent seasons? he was injured last season, he was left out by Groves before making an instant difference against Brentford, and he has scored goals in league one this season with restricted opportunities. Prior to joining us last season he was scoring goals at will for Crawley, but you know best! Which games were you at ? Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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5:52pm Tue 6 Nov 12

West moors 1 says...

Tubbs should have his chance, he's fit and looking threatening in front of goal. His distribution and effort on Saturday was superb. I'm not that fussed about Lee, he hasn't been exactly prolific for us despite having many starts and opportunities. Whoever starts today, Good Luck and the fans are right behind you. Up the cherries!
Tubbs should have his chance, he's fit and looking threatening in front of goal. His distribution and effort on Saturday was superb. I'm not that fussed about Lee, he hasn't been exactly prolific for us despite having many starts and opportunities. Whoever starts today, Good Luck and the fans are right behind you. Up the cherries! West moors 1
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5:56pm Tue 6 Nov 12

peterbond038 says...

both great strikers barnard and tubbs,perhaps tubbs better as an impact sub and barnard is a great foil for grabbon up front,fits in perfectly,a bit similar to symes when he had thomas alongside him
both great strikers barnard and tubbs,perhaps tubbs better as an impact sub and barnard is a great foil for grabbon up front,fits in perfectly,a bit similar to symes when he had thomas alongside him peterbond038
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