UPDATED - Cherries: Club confirms Pitman signing and Pugh contract

BACK HOME: Brett Pitman is unveiled to the Cherries faithful tonight

BACK HOME: Brett Pitman is unveiled to the Cherries faithful tonight

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

CHERRIES have tonight confirmed the loan signing of Brett Pitman.

Pitman, who left Dean Court in 2010 to sign for Championship outfit Bristol City, is expected to put pen to paper on a permenant deal in January.

His expected return was first mooted by the Daily Echo following Eddie Howe's return as manager in October.

The Jersey-born striker's return to Dorset could see loan star Lee Barnard return to parent club Southampton in January.

Pitman's arrival could co-incide with the departure of Wes Thomas, who is understood to have submitted an official transfer request.

The ex-Cheltenham striker, who joined Cherries from Crawley in September 2011, is believed to be a target for Championship outfit Blackpool.

New Blackpool manager Michael Appleton is an admirer of Thomas having taken the striker on loan when he was in charge at Portsmouth earlier this season.

And although Cherries boss Howe would be relcutant to let Thomas go, it is understood the 25-year-old sees his future elsewhere and is keen to leave.

Thomas may be allowed to go on loan ahead of Thursday's deadline and would almost certainly command a fee should the move be made permanent in January. 

Meanwhile, Cherries have also confirmed this evening that winger Marc Pugh has signed an improved three-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2016.

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7:21pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Afcblees says...

Fantastic news championship here we come.
Fantastic news championship here we come. Afcblees
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7:34pm Tue 20 Nov 12

RedhillPete says...

Pugh contract is excellent news & shows the whole positive affect Eddies return has had on the Club; Playing Squad & and individual players. We know Mark has ambitions & in signing has indicated his confidence in achieving them here. This 'signing' is as good as any we have made in the last 12 mths.

If Eddie can work similar magic on Brett, we can also have a prolific League 1 striker on our hands again.

Feel sympathy for Barnard who works hard but has not found the net as often as we would like. (Probably tonight he will net a couple!).

Further positive support from the Board. Onward & upward! UTCIAD!!!
Pugh contract is excellent news & shows the whole positive affect Eddies return has had on the Club; Playing Squad & and individual players. We know Mark has ambitions & in signing has indicated his confidence in achieving them here. This 'signing' is as good as any we have made in the last 12 mths. If Eddie can work similar magic on Brett, we can also have a prolific League 1 striker on our hands again. Feel sympathy for Barnard who works hard but has not found the net as often as we would like. (Probably tonight he will net a couple!). Further positive support from the Board. Onward & upward! UTCIAD!!! RedhillPete
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7:36pm Tue 20 Nov 12

kangman2012 says...

Could it be that Eddie's going to try to assimilate parts of his old team into this new squad that he has inherited from Bradders and Groves - if he does and he gets it to work we would have one heck of a team - watch out League One come January is all I can say - UTC!
Could it be that Eddie's going to try to assimilate parts of his old team into this new squad that he has inherited from Bradders and Groves - if he does and he gets it to work we would have one heck of a team - watch out League One come January is all I can say - UTC! kangman2012
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7:43pm Tue 20 Nov 12

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Wow, the good news never stops (I hope!)!!!

......back o' the net!!!
Wow, the good news never stops (I hope!)!!! ......back o' the net!!! TedMacsCherryPants
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7:44pm Tue 20 Nov 12

wookj1 says...

Looks like there could be an exodus in january starting with Matt Tubbs, who clearly does not fit into Howe's plans.
£800,000 for a few appearances has to be the worst, and most expensive, waste of money in the club's history.
Personally, I feel sorry for Tubbs who has never been given a decent run in the team to show if he can make the grade in league 1.
Looks like there could be an exodus in january starting with Matt Tubbs, who clearly does not fit into Howe's plans. £800,000 for a few appearances has to be the worst, and most expensive, waste of money in the club's history. Personally, I feel sorry for Tubbs who has never been given a decent run in the team to show if he can make the grade in league 1. wookj1
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7:59pm Tue 20 Nov 12

YafcbY says...

wookj1 wrote:
Looks like there could be an exodus in january starting with Matt Tubbs, who clearly does not fit into Howe's plans.
£800,000 for a few appearances has to be the worst, and most expensive, waste of money in the club's history.
Personally, I feel sorry for Tubbs who has never been given a decent run in the team to show if he can make the grade in league 1.
A price tag does not guarantee success. We're no longer a bankrupt club, and if this investment is to remain constant we may have a few more big money signings whom don't work out.

There may yet be a place for Tubbs in the team, I do hope he is given a run out. Great news about todays singings. VEry happy and sorry I'm not at the match tonight.
[quote][p][bold]wookj1[/bold] wrote: Looks like there could be an exodus in january starting with Matt Tubbs, who clearly does not fit into Howe's plans. £800,000 for a few appearances has to be the worst, and most expensive, waste of money in the club's history. Personally, I feel sorry for Tubbs who has never been given a decent run in the team to show if he can make the grade in league 1.[/p][/quote]A price tag does not guarantee success. We're no longer a bankrupt club, and if this investment is to remain constant we may have a few more big money signings whom don't work out. There may yet be a place for Tubbs in the team, I do hope he is given a run out. Great news about todays singings. VEry happy and sorry I'm not at the match tonight. YafcbY
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8:04pm Tue 20 Nov 12

CherryHammer says...

Has there been a bad news story in the Echo since Eddies return because I can't think of one. Good news on both counts, especially securing Pugh who looks like his old self. Gutted to be missing the game tonight because of work so it's the blog for me. UTCIAD....
Has there been a bad news story in the Echo since Eddies return because I can't think of one. Good news on both counts, especially securing Pugh who looks like his old self. Gutted to be missing the game tonight because of work so it's the blog for me. UTCIAD.... CherryHammer
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8:14pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Up the cherries says...

Wow! Pugh signing is the best news I've heard all year! What a signing!
And the return of Brett as well!
Really have to pinch myself!
All this and our great current form in just a couple of months, what a turnaround! Thank you Eddie howe!
And have to say thank you to the board for the part you've played.
Now stop all the moaning! what money we've wasted ect ect to many players ect just sit back and enjoy the ride and get yourself, friends and family down to dean court as often as possible to enjoy some great football. Let Eddie Howe do the worrying, he gets paid to and does a pretty good job of it don't you think! In Eddie we trust!
Up the cherries!!!!
Wow! Pugh signing is the best news I've heard all year! What a signing! And the return of Brett as well! Really have to pinch myself! All this and our great current form in just a couple of months, what a turnaround! Thank you Eddie howe! And have to say thank you to the board for the part you've played. Now stop all the moaning! what money we've wasted ect ect to many players ect just sit back and enjoy the ride and get yourself, friends and family down to dean court as often as possible to enjoy some great football. Let Eddie Howe do the worrying, he gets paid to and does a pretty good job of it don't you think! In Eddie we trust! Up the cherries!!!! Up the cherries
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8:45pm Tue 20 Nov 12

The Renegade Master says...

We've got our chicken back!!!!
UTCIAD!!!
We've got our chicken back!!!! UTCIAD!!! The Renegade Master
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9:54pm Tue 20 Nov 12

alasdair1967 says...

well done to the team tonight as expected a stern test but still unbeaten under lord eddie, welcome back brett and fantastic news about mark the icing on the cake would be the new russians on the board, have negotiated the buy back of the ground but that is a pipe dream
well done to the team tonight as expected a stern test but still unbeaten under lord eddie, welcome back brett and fantastic news about mark the icing on the cake would be the new russians on the board, have negotiated the buy back of the ground but that is a pipe dream alasdair1967
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10:01pm Tue 20 Nov 12

nonnogeppetto says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
well done to the team tonight as expected a stern test but still unbeaten under lord eddie, welcome back brett and fantastic news about mark the icing on the cake would be the new russians on the board, have negotiated the buy back of the ground but that is a pipe dream
See Eddie Howe signed Puch after all!! Very good news all round. They came prepared and fair dos they kept the ball from going in their net. A point could be very important when it comes to late April

UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: well done to the team tonight as expected a stern test but still unbeaten under lord eddie, welcome back brett and fantastic news about mark the icing on the cake would be the new russians on the board, have negotiated the buy back of the ground but that is a pipe dream[/p][/quote]See Eddie Howe signed Puch after all!! Very good news all round. They came prepared and fair dos they kept the ball from going in their net. A point could be very important when it comes to late April UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
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10:09pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Mike Oxbig says...

Another goal conceded thanks to our captain. What, I wonder, does Eddie see in him? It would be Cook for me every time over him. Maybe Eddie is waiting for Cooks court case in January before giving him the nod???
Another goal conceded thanks to our captain. What, I wonder, does Eddie see in him? It would be Cook for me every time over him. Maybe Eddie is waiting for Cooks court case in January before giving him the nod??? Mike Oxbig
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10:20pm Tue 20 Nov 12

BBOTN says...

Just got back from the game. Some breathtaking football played, especially 2nd half. We did everything but win the game. Great game from Arter and Pugh, very good game from McDonald and Daniels. Just a shame about the goal. Credit to Stevenage, they defended very well, but on another day it could have been 4-1.
Just got back from the game. Some breathtaking football played, especially 2nd half. We did everything but win the game. Great game from Arter and Pugh, very good game from McDonald and Daniels. Just a shame about the goal. Credit to Stevenage, they defended very well, but on another day it could have been 4-1. BBOTN
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10:25pm Tue 20 Nov 12

DansAFCB says...

Tubbs has to stay for me! I would rather see Thomas go, would like to keep Barnard and sorry to say give Fletch less as whatever happens from here on in he won't be around playing next season. I would hope to think that player's are loaned out before just flogging them with a 24 hour recall clause just in case.

Addison has to be dropped he is the weak link at the back...... he blames nearest player to him when he f.cks up! I think Tubbs and Barnard are worth a go up top to be honest. Tubbs is out and out goalscorer. ....

Team for Saturday would be:
James
Francis
Cook
Elphick
Daniels
Grabban
Arter
McDonald
Pugh
Tubbs
Barnard

Come on you reds
Tubbs has to stay for me! I would rather see Thomas go, would like to keep Barnard and sorry to say give Fletch less as whatever happens from here on in he won't be around playing next season. I would hope to think that player's are loaned out before just flogging them with a 24 hour recall clause just in case. Addison has to be dropped he is the weak link at the back...... he blames nearest player to him when he f.cks up! I think Tubbs and Barnard are worth a go up top to be honest. Tubbs is out and out goalscorer. .... Team for Saturday would be: James Francis Cook Elphick Daniels Grabban Arter McDonald Pugh Tubbs Barnard Come on you reds DansAFCB
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10:38pm Tue 20 Nov 12

4stands says...

Good to have him back but he is another returning player who hasn't made the grade in the championship, lets hope he can when we get there next season
Good to have him back but he is another returning player who hasn't made the grade in the championship, lets hope he can when we get there next season 4stands
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10:48pm Tue 20 Nov 12

cheeriedriteup says...

4stands wrote:
Good to have him back but he is another returning player who hasn't made the grade in the championship, lets hope he can when we get there next season
Marvin Bartley by the end of the week, and the football ground will also be ours soon.UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]4stands[/bold] wrote: Good to have him back but he is another returning player who hasn't made the grade in the championship, lets hope he can when we get there next season[/p][/quote]Marvin Bartley by the end of the week, and the football ground will also be ours soon.UTCIAD cheeriedriteup
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10:56pm Tue 20 Nov 12

pehf1rules says...

Macdonald over Marvin in midfield for me everyday me thinks !!!!!
Macdonald over Marvin in midfield for me everyday me thinks !!!!! pehf1rules
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11:32pm Tue 20 Nov 12

ASM says...

more great news. what a turn around since the return of howe was announced. UTC
more great news. what a turn around since the return of howe was announced. UTC ASM
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12:07am Wed 21 Nov 12

babyduck says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Another goal conceded thanks to our captain. What, I wonder, does Eddie see in him? It would be Cook for me every time over him. Maybe Eddie is waiting for Cooks court case in January before giving him the nod???
Totally agree. It surely must be that that's holding him back. No brainer otherwise.

Addison I'm sorry to say is a liability. How can a bloke who towers above and out muscles everyone else fail to win headers that cookie would eat up. Great chance to make amends this eve but puts a free header well wide.

Great news re Pitman and Pugh signing extn.

Good point tonight, well battled guys. We caught their keeper and defence on a stormer of a night unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Another goal conceded thanks to our captain. What, I wonder, does Eddie see in him? It would be Cook for me every time over him. Maybe Eddie is waiting for Cooks court case in January before giving him the nod???[/p][/quote]Totally agree. It surely must be that that's holding him back. No brainer otherwise. Addison I'm sorry to say is a liability. How can a bloke who towers above and out muscles everyone else fail to win headers that cookie would eat up. Great chance to make amends this eve but puts a free header well wide. Great news re Pitman and Pugh signing extn. Good point tonight, well battled guys. We caught their keeper and defence on a stormer of a night unfortunately. babyduck
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6:47am Wed 21 Nov 12

Aussie Cherry says...

And my previous post has proven to be correct, I knew Brett was coming back in this window.

Thanks for everything Lee Barnard, but I don't think your loan will be extended come January....
And my previous post has proven to be correct, I knew Brett was coming back in this window. Thanks for everything Lee Barnard, but I don't think your loan will be extended come January.... Aussie Cherry
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6:48am Wed 21 Nov 12

Aussie Cherry says...

DansAFCB wrote:
Tubbs has to stay for me! I would rather see Thomas go, would like to keep Barnard and sorry to say give Fletch less as whatever happens from here on in he won't be around playing next season. I would hope to think that player's are loaned out before just flogging them with a 24 hour recall clause just in case.

Addison has to be dropped he is the weak link at the back...... he blames nearest player to him when he f.cks up! I think Tubbs and Barnard are worth a go up top to be honest. Tubbs is out and out goalscorer. ....

Team for Saturday would be:
James
Francis
Cook
Elphick
Daniels
Grabban
Arter
McDonald
Pugh
Tubbs
Barnard

Come on you reds
Replace Barnard with Pitman.....
[quote][p][bold]DansAFCB[/bold] wrote: Tubbs has to stay for me! I would rather see Thomas go, would like to keep Barnard and sorry to say give Fletch less as whatever happens from here on in he won't be around playing next season. I would hope to think that player's are loaned out before just flogging them with a 24 hour recall clause just in case. Addison has to be dropped he is the weak link at the back...... he blames nearest player to him when he f.cks up! I think Tubbs and Barnard are worth a go up top to be honest. Tubbs is out and out goalscorer. .... Team for Saturday would be: James Francis Cook Elphick Daniels Grabban Arter McDonald Pugh Tubbs Barnard Come on you reds[/p][/quote]Replace Barnard with Pitman..... Aussie Cherry
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6:52am Wed 21 Nov 12

tricky1007 says...

wookj1 wrote:
Looks like there could be an exodus in january starting with Matt Tubbs, who clearly does not fit into Howe's plans.
£800,000 for a few appearances has to be the worst, and most expensive, waste of money in the club's history.
Personally, I feel sorry for Tubbs who has never been given a decent run in the team to show if he can make the grade in league 1.
So Matt comes on at half time but there is no place for him?!
[quote][p][bold]wookj1[/bold] wrote: Looks like there could be an exodus in january starting with Matt Tubbs, who clearly does not fit into Howe's plans. £800,000 for a few appearances has to be the worst, and most expensive, waste of money in the club's history. Personally, I feel sorry for Tubbs who has never been given a decent run in the team to show if he can make the grade in league 1.[/p][/quote]So Matt comes on at half time but there is no place for him?! tricky1007
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7:22am Wed 21 Nov 12

boyerboy says...

Wow, great news the team is only one or two players short of achieving the improbable now.....sorry but Addison is not mobile enough, he scares me, his silly lapses and lack of any speed make him an ongoing liability, with Cook`s court case reckon ZUUBS should be given a try?
Wow, great news the team is only one or two players short of achieving the improbable now.....sorry but Addison is not mobile enough, he scares me, his silly lapses and lack of any speed make him an ongoing liability, with Cook`s court case reckon ZUUBS should be given a try? boyerboy
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7:29am Wed 21 Nov 12

cheeriedriteup says...

tricky1007 wrote:
wookj1 wrote:
Looks like there could be an exodus in january starting with Matt Tubbs, who clearly does not fit into Howe's plans.
£800,000 for a few appearances has to be the worst, and most expensive, waste of money in the club's history.
Personally, I feel sorry for Tubbs who has never been given a decent run in the team to show if he can make the grade in league 1.
So Matt comes on at half time but there is no place for him?!
I think Tubbs is unlucky at this moment in time, it's clear he's a quality player , his style of play doesn't fit in with Grabbon, if Fletch was in the starting line up every time Tubbs would be also, soon after Tubbs come on Grabbon prevented him from attacking the goal by getting in his way, soon after that Daniels ploughed through five players from the halfway line but scuffed the shot when Tubbs was in the 18 yd box in acres of space screaming his lungs out for the easy knock through. For me Tubbs is doing all the right things but needs time and luck, when I say tie I mean game play and time. No Tubbs, no point on this occasion.
[quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wookj1[/bold] wrote: Looks like there could be an exodus in january starting with Matt Tubbs, who clearly does not fit into Howe's plans. £800,000 for a few appearances has to be the worst, and most expensive, waste of money in the club's history. Personally, I feel sorry for Tubbs who has never been given a decent run in the team to show if he can make the grade in league 1.[/p][/quote]So Matt comes on at half time but there is no place for him?![/p][/quote]I think Tubbs is unlucky at this moment in time, it's clear he's a quality player , his style of play doesn't fit in with Grabbon, if Fletch was in the starting line up every time Tubbs would be also, soon after Tubbs come on Grabbon prevented him from attacking the goal by getting in his way, soon after that Daniels ploughed through five players from the halfway line but scuffed the shot when Tubbs was in the 18 yd box in acres of space screaming his lungs out for the easy knock through. For me Tubbs is doing all the right things but needs time and luck, when I say tie I mean game play and time. No Tubbs, no point on this occasion. cheeriedriteup
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7:49am Wed 21 Nov 12

afcb_bob says...

For me Tubbsy is the ideal supersub. I admit that we shouldn't have paid £800k for a sub, but thats done now. If we are losing, drawing especially at home, Tubbsy is ideal to throw on in search of a goal. He's done it a few times already, he just sits in the box and waits for an opportunity. For me, I'd have Pitman, Grabban, Tubbs, Demouge (could be good player when fit), Fletch (+McQuoid on RM)

Thomas isn't required, Barnard isn't worth his wage and Sheringham isn't going to be good enough for Higher League 1 level
For me Tubbsy is the ideal supersub. I admit that we shouldn't have paid £800k for a sub, but thats done now. If we are losing, drawing especially at home, Tubbsy is ideal to throw on in search of a goal. He's done it a few times already, he just sits in the box and waits for an opportunity. For me, I'd have Pitman, Grabban, Tubbs, Demouge (could be good player when fit), Fletch (+McQuoid on RM) Thomas isn't required, Barnard isn't worth his wage and Sheringham isn't going to be good enough for Higher League 1 level afcb_bob
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8:33am Wed 21 Nov 12

West moors 1 says...

The team has improved a great deal since the return of EH but he's obviously not a great fan of Tubbs. However, given the chance, Tubbs can get goals, he's always looking to get in the box and is where you want your strikers to be. His link-up play is good so I hope EH doesn't poke him on in January. Let Thomas, Sherringham & Barnard go. Also Cook is also being overlooked in my view. Thanks to EH we are looking like the real deal and our attacking play is fantastic, with a bit of composure and luck we could of beaten Stevenage for sure.
The team has improved a great deal since the return of EH but he's obviously not a great fan of Tubbs. However, given the chance, Tubbs can get goals, he's always looking to get in the box and is where you want your strikers to be. His link-up play is good so I hope EH doesn't poke him on in January. Let Thomas, Sherringham & Barnard go. Also Cook is also being overlooked in my view. Thanks to EH we are looking like the real deal and our attacking play is fantastic, with a bit of composure and luck we could of beaten Stevenage for sure. West moors 1
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8:35am Wed 21 Nov 12

bobsworthforever says...

Great game last night did well to come back against such a big physical side their manager must come from the Tony Pulis School of Excellence wouldnt like to have to watch that every week.Inspired substitution Barnard needs packing off back up the road pronto.Disappointing crowd thought at least 6500 after Saturday still their loss.
Great game last night did well to come back against such a big physical side their manager must come from the Tony Pulis School of Excellence wouldnt like to have to watch that every week.Inspired substitution Barnard needs packing off back up the road pronto.Disappointing crowd thought at least 6500 after Saturday still their loss. bobsworthforever
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9:04am Wed 21 Nov 12

kangman2012 says...

Good news regarding Pitman and Pugh but I can't help feeling a bit sorry for Wes Thomas. Goes out on loan, finds some form, gets recalled and doesn't get a game or even a sub appearance. Personally I think the rumours regarding a clash between Tubbs and Thomas must be true and the only way that Wes can escape his misery is to put in a transfer request. Luckily, he impressed a certain Mr Appleton and could be on his way to bigger and better things. AFCB are never going to admit they overpaid for Tubbs so it seems that Wes has become the "fall guy". It's a shame but I guess things like this happen in football. If and when you do go Wes, good luck to you and bang a few in just to remind the doubters down here!
Good news regarding Pitman and Pugh but I can't help feeling a bit sorry for Wes Thomas. Goes out on loan, finds some form, gets recalled and doesn't get a game or even a sub appearance. Personally I think the rumours regarding a clash between Tubbs and Thomas must be true and the only way that Wes can escape his misery is to put in a transfer request. Luckily, he impressed a certain Mr Appleton and could be on his way to bigger and better things. AFCB are never going to admit they overpaid for Tubbs so it seems that Wes has become the "fall guy". It's a shame but I guess things like this happen in football. If and when you do go Wes, good luck to you and bang a few in just to remind the doubters down here! kangman2012
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9:58am Wed 21 Nov 12

Square Old Codger says...

The Club has been trying to get Bret Pitman for weeks, long before Eddie and Jason returned. The real bonus is that they know how to handle him and to get the best from him. He didn't fail in the Championship, he had a good goal to game ratio when he got on the pitch, but his face didn't fit. We have ten strikers on the books now - clearly Fletcher is in his last Season as a player, Stockley, is one for the future, Thomas will probably go to Blackpool ( and good luck to him -he always tried hard) Barnard back to Southampton, of the six left the questions must be about Demouge and Sheringham, will they ever be fit and and are they good enough. Is Pitman, match fit? he may play in the Reserve match today and be on the bench on Saturday, with Tubbs. Suspect that Eddie will stick with Barnard and Grabban for the Bury match though. Interesting times though. As for the gate last night, there are many who struggle to get to one game a fortnight and two in four days is unaffordable for them and the weather wouldn't have helped either. We live in hard times and Christmas is approaching fast. Three pretty tough away games to come and the Cherries wont be at home until the 15th December.
The Club has been trying to get Bret Pitman for weeks, long before Eddie and Jason returned. The real bonus is that they know how to handle him and to get the best from him. He didn't fail in the Championship, he had a good goal to game ratio when he got on the pitch, but his face didn't fit. We have ten strikers on the books now - clearly Fletcher is in his last Season as a player, Stockley, is one for the future, Thomas will probably go to Blackpool ( and good luck to him -he always tried hard) Barnard back to Southampton, of the six left the questions must be about Demouge and Sheringham, will they ever be fit and and are they good enough. Is Pitman, match fit? he may play in the Reserve match today and be on the bench on Saturday, with Tubbs. Suspect that Eddie will stick with Barnard and Grabban for the Bury match though. Interesting times though. As for the gate last night, there are many who struggle to get to one game a fortnight and two in four days is unaffordable for them and the weather wouldn't have helped either. We live in hard times and Christmas is approaching fast. Three pretty tough away games to come and the Cherries wont be at home until the 15th December. Square Old Codger
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9:58am Wed 21 Nov 12

Square Old Codger says...

The Club has been trying to get Bret Pitman for weeks, long before Eddie and Jason returned. The real bonus is that they know how to handle him and to get the best from him. He didn't fail in the Championship, he had a good goal to game ratio when he got on the pitch, but his face didn't fit. We have ten strikers on the books now - clearly Fletcher is in his last Season as a player, Stockley, is one for the future, Thomas will probably go to Blackpool ( and good luck to him -he always tried hard) Barnard back to Southampton, of the six left the questions must be about Demouge and Sheringham, will they ever be fit and and are they good enough. Is Pitman, match fit? he may play in the Reserve match today and be on the bench on Saturday, with Tubbs. Suspect that Eddie will stick with Barnard and Grabban for the Bury match though. Interesting times though. As for the gate last night, there are many who struggle to get to one game a fortnight and two in four days is unaffordable for them and the weather wouldn't have helped either. We live in hard times and Christmas is approaching fast. Three pretty tough away games to come and the Cherries wont be at home until the 15th December.
The Club has been trying to get Bret Pitman for weeks, long before Eddie and Jason returned. The real bonus is that they know how to handle him and to get the best from him. He didn't fail in the Championship, he had a good goal to game ratio when he got on the pitch, but his face didn't fit. We have ten strikers on the books now - clearly Fletcher is in his last Season as a player, Stockley, is one for the future, Thomas will probably go to Blackpool ( and good luck to him -he always tried hard) Barnard back to Southampton, of the six left the questions must be about Demouge and Sheringham, will they ever be fit and and are they good enough. Is Pitman, match fit? he may play in the Reserve match today and be on the bench on Saturday, with Tubbs. Suspect that Eddie will stick with Barnard and Grabban for the Bury match though. Interesting times though. As for the gate last night, there are many who struggle to get to one game a fortnight and two in four days is unaffordable for them and the weather wouldn't have helped either. We live in hard times and Christmas is approaching fast. Three pretty tough away games to come and the Cherries wont be at home until the 15th December. Square Old Codger
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1:45pm Wed 21 Nov 12

dc addict says...

Can't see how anyone can make a judgement on Sheringham or DEmouge until they are given a run in the side.
I always thought Sheringham looked the part but he's been out for so long. However, I've great hopes for Demouge and the man to partner him would have been Tubbs but now Pitman is here.......?
Can't see how anyone can make a judgement on Sheringham or DEmouge until they are given a run in the side. I always thought Sheringham looked the part but he's been out for so long. However, I've great hopes for Demouge and the man to partner him would have been Tubbs but now Pitman is here.......? dc addict
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4:19pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Square Old Codger says...

dc addict wrote:
Can't see how anyone can make a judgement on Sheringham or DEmouge until they are given a run in the side. I always thought Sheringham looked the part but he's been out for so long. However, I've great hopes for Demouge and the man to partner him would have been Tubbs but now Pitman is here.......?
I didn't make any judgement on either, as you rightly say until they are fit and play, we will never known how good or bad, they are. But with Pitman, Tubbs, Grabban and McQoid in situ, realy can't see them getting games, if Pitman shews anything like his old form. I never remember him scoring "tap ins" they always seemed a bit special - like "le God" never ordinary goals for them
[quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: Can't see how anyone can make a judgement on Sheringham or DEmouge until they are given a run in the side. I always thought Sheringham looked the part but he's been out for so long. However, I've great hopes for Demouge and the man to partner him would have been Tubbs but now Pitman is here.......?[/p][/quote]I didn't make any judgement on either, as you rightly say until they are fit and play, we will never known how good or bad, they are. But with Pitman, Tubbs, Grabban and McQoid in situ, realy can't see them getting games, if Pitman shews anything like his old form. I never remember him scoring "tap ins" they always seemed a bit special - like "le God" never ordinary goals for them Square Old Codger
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8:50pm Wed 21 Nov 12

rogthedodge123 says...

Play-offs by Christmas and top by Easter and the only thing that could stop us storming this league is a disgruntled squad but come january EH will have that sorted,I have total faith in this team and their ability and with brett replacing barnard that will mean more goals, we are simply the best-in this league by a country mile-Premiership here we come as anything blackpool can do we can do.”I believe-do you?
Play-offs by Christmas and top by Easter and the only thing that could stop us storming this league is a disgruntled squad but come january EH will have that sorted,I have total faith in this team and their ability and with brett replacing barnard that will mean more goals, we are simply the best-in this league by a country mile-Premiership here we come as anything blackpool can do we can do.”I believe-do you? rogthedodge123
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8:55pm Wed 21 Nov 12

rogthedodge123 says...

YafcbY wrote:
wookj1 wrote:
Looks like there could be an exodus in january starting with Matt Tubbs, who clearly does not fit into Howe's plans.
£800,000 for a few appearances has to be the worst, and most expensive, waste of money in the club's history.
Personally, I feel sorry for Tubbs who has never been given a decent run in the team to show if he can make the grade in league 1.
A price tag does not guarantee success. We're no longer a bankrupt club, and if this investment is to remain constant we may have a few more big money signings whom don't work out.

There may yet be a place for Tubbs in the team, I do hope he is given a run out. Great news about todays singings. VEry happy and sorry I'm not at the match tonight.
no place for Tubbs with Pitman back but Im sure he will fit in to another team and be a success and I have to say its embarassing watching a 800,000 player running up and down the touchline but I wish him all the best.
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wookj1[/bold] wrote: Looks like there could be an exodus in january starting with Matt Tubbs, who clearly does not fit into Howe's plans. £800,000 for a few appearances has to be the worst, and most expensive, waste of money in the club's history. Personally, I feel sorry for Tubbs who has never been given a decent run in the team to show if he can make the grade in league 1.[/p][/quote]A price tag does not guarantee success. We're no longer a bankrupt club, and if this investment is to remain constant we may have a few more big money signings whom don't work out. There may yet be a place for Tubbs in the team, I do hope he is given a run out. Great news about todays singings. VEry happy and sorry I'm not at the match tonight.[/p][/quote]no place for Tubbs with Pitman back but Im sure he will fit in to another team and be a success and I have to say its embarassing watching a 800,000 player running up and down the touchline but I wish him all the best. rogthedodge123
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