Cherries: Howe's men bow out with heads held high

CHERRIES bowed out of the FA Cup as Premier League Wigan withstood a late barrage of pressure to book a fourth round trip to non-league Macclesfield.

Argentinean striker Mauro Boselli, a £6.5million signing, bagged the only goal of the game after 18 minutes in front of a packed house at Dean Court.

He seized on a misplaced pass from Harry Arter before unleashing a fierce right-foot drive into the top corner from 20 yards.

However, Eunan O’Kane, who had opened the scoring at the DW Stadium 10 days ago, rattled the woodwork as Cherries came back strongly towards the end of the first half.

And after Shwan Jalal had made a top-drawer save to keep out Boselli’s header in the second half, Cherries laid siege to the Wigan goal in the closing stages.

Marc Pugh went close to levelling when his deflected effort came back off the crossbar four minutes from time.

Substitute Matt Tubbs then saw his strike through a crowd of players bounce wide of the post before the striker’s free-kick from 25 yards was acrobatically pushed away by Al Habsi.

Cherries were denied a cast-iron penalty in the dying seconds when referee Jon Moss missed a blatant shove on Charlie Daniels.

Cherries: Jalal, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels, Hughes (Tubbs, 81), McQuoid (Fogden, 66), Arter, O’Kane, Grabban (Pugh, 34), Thomas.

Unused subs: McDermott, Partington, Pitman, James (g/k).

Booked: Arter.

Latics: Pollitt (Al Habsi, h/t), Stam, Golobart, Boyce, Figueroa, Gomez, Espinoza, Fyvie, McManaman (Dicko, 60), Boselli (Mustoe, 90), Henriquez. Unused subs: McArthur, Redmond, Buxton, Campabadal.

Booked: Stam, McManaman, Espinoza, Henriquez.

Attendance: 8,890 (including 237 visiting supporters).

Referee: Jon Moss (England).

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10:19pm Tue 15 Jan 13

cheeriedriteup says...

Great game tonight, the Cherries can be proud of their efforts, just one thing, Wes Thomas jog on !!!!
Great game tonight, the Cherries can be proud of their efforts, just one thing, Wes Thomas jog on !!!! cheeriedriteup
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10:26pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time.
NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD
Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
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10:28pm Tue 15 Jan 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD
I agree AFCBpete what a team we were great game and we created more chances than they did.UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I agree AFCBpete what a team we were great game and we created more chances than they did.UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
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10:35pm Tue 15 Jan 13

cheeriedriteup says...

Thomas could work the defense more which would make it easier for the defense splitting ball to come through. A stricker isn't just to stand and wait for the ball, there is a lot of ' off the ball' work to be done.
Anyway, well done lads and good support tonight
Thomas could work the defense more which would make it easier for the defense splitting ball to come through. A stricker isn't just to stand and wait for the ball, there is a lot of ' off the ball' work to be done. Anyway, well done lads and good support tonight cheeriedriteup
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10:39pm Tue 15 Jan 13

stjxf12 says...

Gutted to be out of the F A Cup but well done the lads after a very hard fought game Saturday in those conditions and then to put another massive shift in tonight we were so unlucky. Can't argue with the goal that won the match for them unsaveable. Well done boys hold you're heads high you have just frightened the life out of a Premiership Team for the 2nd time in 10 days. Awesome. Now go get Walsall. UTCIAD
Gutted to be out of the F A Cup but well done the lads after a very hard fought game Saturday in those conditions and then to put another massive shift in tonight we were so unlucky. Can't argue with the goal that won the match for them unsaveable. Well done boys hold you're heads high you have just frightened the life out of a Premiership Team for the 2nd time in 10 days. Awesome. Now go get Walsall. UTCIAD stjxf12
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10:41pm Tue 15 Jan 13

nonnogeppetto says...

My son-in-law was there tonight for the first time. After the game he said 'I can see why Bournemouth have gone unbeaten for so long' he thought we were by far the better team and we were.

Back to the more important league now and hopefully three more points next Saturday.
My son-in-law was there tonight for the first time. After the game he said 'I can see why Bournemouth have gone unbeaten for so long' he thought we were by far the better team and we were. Back to the more important league now and hopefully three more points next Saturday. nonnogeppetto
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10:42pm Tue 15 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time.
NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD
Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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10:49pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time.
NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD
Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!!
My wife and I were right down near the corner flag by the South End, probably the worst place to be, but thoroughly enjoyed the performance and effort put in, especially bearing in mind the short recovery time from Saturday. Will you be at the Pompey game? I'm back in the North Stand :)
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]My wife and I were right down near the corner flag by the South End, probably the worst place to be, but thoroughly enjoyed the performance and effort put in, especially bearing in mind the short recovery time from Saturday. Will you be at the Pompey game? I'm back in the North Stand :) Afcbpete
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10:50pm Tue 15 Jan 13

boyerboy says...

The boys did us proud..O`Kane just gets better every match.Inspired substitution ( bringing on Habsi) probably save the day for Wigwam.My only niggle is playing Barn-Door Thomas, think any of our other forwards deserved a chance more than him and personally i thought he could have done more with the ball- he saw enough of it.

Now for the league then, well played tonight AFCB good footie and very very entertaining.
The boys did us proud..O`Kane just gets better every match.Inspired substitution ( bringing on Habsi) probably save the day for Wigwam.My only niggle is playing Barn-Door Thomas, think any of our other forwards deserved a chance more than him and personally i thought he could have done more with the ball- he saw enough of it. Now for the league then, well played tonight AFCB good footie and very very entertaining. boyerboy
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10:59pm Tue 15 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Afcbpete wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time.
NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD
Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!!
My wife and I were right down near the corner flag by the South End, probably the worst place to be, but thoroughly enjoyed the performance and effort put in, especially bearing in mind the short recovery time from Saturday. Will you be at the Pompey game? I'm back in the North Stand :)
Yeh got my pompey ticket on saturday NS block 11 row L as usual so we cant lose. Lucky seats.LOL
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]My wife and I were right down near the corner flag by the South End, probably the worst place to be, but thoroughly enjoyed the performance and effort put in, especially bearing in mind the short recovery time from Saturday. Will you be at the Pompey game? I'm back in the North Stand :)[/p][/quote]Yeh got my pompey ticket on saturday NS block 11 row L as usual so we cant lose. Lucky seats.LOL STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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11:02pm Tue 15 Jan 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

I was really suprised when WesT started tonight but would say it shows intent of him staying and he did OK mostly alone up front. Well done to all the team good effort and can't criticise anyone, the way Wigan played for time from the first half showed they were worried by us. Hacked off by how easy they hit the ground we're not a rough team and if thats premiership class you can keep it!
Onwards to Walsall eeuuup the football league we go!!!!

P.S. Waiting for the Swindon trolls to attack this site!!!!
I was really suprised when WesT started tonight but would say it shows intent of him staying and he did OK mostly alone up front. Well done to all the team good effort and can't criticise anyone, the way Wigan played for time from the first half showed they were worried by us. Hacked off by how easy they hit the ground we're not a rough team and if thats premiership class you can keep it! Onwards to Walsall eeuuup the football league we go!!!! P.S. Waiting for the Swindon trolls to attack this site!!!! TedMacsCherryPants
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11:06pm Tue 15 Jan 13

lionheart says...

boyerboy wrote:
The boys did us proud..O`Kane just gets better every match.Inspired substitution ( bringing on Habsi) probably save the day for Wigwam.My only niggle is playing Barn-Door Thomas, think any of our other forwards deserved a chance more than him and personally i thought he could have done more with the ball- he saw enough of it.

Now for the league then, well played tonight AFCB good footie and very very entertaining.
Great performance and we were so unlucky.

Pollitt had his thigh strapped up first half so Al Habsi coming on was a natural substitution.
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: The boys did us proud..O`Kane just gets better every match.Inspired substitution ( bringing on Habsi) probably save the day for Wigwam.My only niggle is playing Barn-Door Thomas, think any of our other forwards deserved a chance more than him and personally i thought he could have done more with the ball- he saw enough of it. Now for the league then, well played tonight AFCB good footie and very very entertaining.[/p][/quote]Great performance and we were so unlucky. Pollitt had his thigh strapped up first half so Al Habsi coming on was a natural substitution. lionheart
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11:09pm Tue 15 Jan 13

simongreenaway says...

Must admit i did not see the shove on Daniels.

However i thought that one of Cherries players was too honest in staying on his feet in the second half when fould in area
Must admit i did not see the shove on Daniels. However i thought that one of Cherries players was too honest in staying on his feet in the second half when fould in area simongreenaway
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11:11pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Wilkie says...

I have to disagree with some of the others in that I thought Thomas was the weak link tonight. Not once did I see him ask for the ball. Not enough movement from him either to create space for himself and others. A pity really as when he did receive the ball, which was usually with a man tight on him, he managed to not only retain possession, but also showed some neat touches in turning the defenders. That can't take away from his shortage of desire to be involved and work for his team mates.

A thrilling match though, which could quite easily on another night have ended up as 3-1 to Bournemouth. All except Thomas worked their socks off with O'Kane, Daniels & Pugh (almost an item!) and Hughes deserving a special mention.
I have to disagree with some of the others in that I thought Thomas was the weak link tonight. Not once did I see him ask for the ball. Not enough movement from him either to create space for himself and others. A pity really as when he did receive the ball, which was usually with a man tight on him, he managed to not only retain possession, but also showed some neat touches in turning the defenders. That can't take away from his shortage of desire to be involved and work for his team mates. A thrilling match though, which could quite easily on another night have ended up as 3-1 to Bournemouth. All except Thomas worked their socks off with O'Kane, Daniels & Pugh (almost an item!) and Hughes deserving a special mention. Wilkie
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11:38pm Tue 15 Jan 13

big_afcb_fan says...

Pugh has to start Saturday for me, he looks so sharp......Thomas looked so so. Howe needs to sort out his future quickly. Great spirit from the team tonight, we must push for the play offs from now.
Pugh has to start Saturday for me, he looks so sharp......Thomas looked so so. Howe needs to sort out his future quickly. Great spirit from the team tonight, we must push for the play offs from now. big_afcb_fan
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11:47pm Tue 15 Jan 13

stjxf12 says...

I thought Wes did OK ,I think it was a tough ask tonight especially against the biggest wedgie in football ,no 25.What a unit he was. We just do not have anyone with the same physique as him or the same wedgie size and when you cross the ball he just fill's the 6 yard box
Apart from the superbly struck goal,which clinched the result, wedgie was the thorn in our side yet again when attacking.Good luck to Wigan in the next round but they know full well they have had a right battle tonight.UTCIAD
I thought Wes did OK ,I think it was a tough ask tonight especially against the biggest wedgie in football ,no 25.What a unit he was. We just do not have anyone with the same physique as him or the same wedgie size and when you cross the ball he just fill's the 6 yard box Apart from the superbly struck goal,which clinched the result, wedgie was the thorn in our side yet again when attacking.Good luck to Wigan in the next round but they know full well they have had a right battle tonight.UTCIAD stjxf12
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12:34am Wed 16 Jan 13

Oxon-Red says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Afcbpete wrote: Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD
Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Steady Eddie, Swindle fan here. I also listened to the commentary on five live but if I had been a true fan I would have sat anywhere to watch the game live. But there again being a season ticket holder I would have had no trouble selecting a seat as it would have been reserved for me before being offered for resale after a set time.

Wouldn't normal post but do read comments on other websites and recognise the poster from the Town site so he deserves a bit.

To quote "no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee".

This season Town lost to Macc, fair do's. Last season your lot lost to Gillingham, so what.

Last season we were looking forward to a trip to Leicester in the 4th round following a victory over "no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee"

To other posters, sorry for the pop and good luck for the rest of the season. To Steady, think twice before commenting, but good luck.

COYMR

ps
Perhaps Wigan saved you from even more egg on your face in the next round :-)
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hi Steady Eddie, Swindle fan here. I also listened to the commentary on five live but if I had been a true fan I would have sat anywhere to watch the game live. But there again being a season ticket holder I would have had no trouble selecting a seat as it would have been reserved for me before being offered for resale after a set time. Wouldn't normal post but do read comments on other websites and recognise the poster from the Town site so he deserves a bit. To quote "no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee". This season Town lost to Macc, fair do's. Last season your lot lost to Gillingham, so what. Last season we were looking forward to a trip to Leicester in the 4th round following a victory over "no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee" To other posters, sorry for the pop and good luck for the rest of the season. To Steady, think twice before commenting, but good luck. COYMR ps Perhaps Wigan saved you from even more egg on your face in the next round :-) Oxon-Red
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6:37am Wed 16 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

Steady ... seemed close but not close enough.... goals win games .. at least down there in Cocoon Land you have your Winter Fuel Allowances to help you over this week of non wins...

Good luck til we meet again.

Will never know now if you lot could have beaten the mighty Macclesfield ..
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I know a new one - lets say your glad to be out of the cup and hhhmmm er ah ..lets concentrate on the league , no one has ever said that before ...ooops I think they already have on here .. oh well....

Chin up !!
Steady ... seemed close but not close enough.... goals win games .. at least down there in Cocoon Land you have your Winter Fuel Allowances to help you over this week of non wins... Good luck til we meet again. Will never know now if you lot could have beaten the mighty Macclesfield .. . I know a new one - lets say your glad to be out of the cup and hhhmmm er ah ..lets concentrate on the league , no one has ever said that before ...ooops I think they already have on here .. oh well.... Chin up !! Chish and Fips
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7:17am Wed 16 Jan 13

oxoncherry2 says...

Excellent performance from Jalal too. Terrific game . UTC 4ever.
Excellent performance from Jalal too. Terrific game . UTC 4ever. oxoncherry2
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7:36am Wed 16 Jan 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time.
NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD
Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!!
What's with insulting your own fans? I am in the family stand with my lad every game as a season ticket holder, I used to be a North stand and before that a South stand regular, it doesn't make me a "happy clapper" because I now take my son to games!!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]What's with insulting your own fans? I am in the family stand with my lad every game as a season ticket holder, I used to be a North stand and before that a South stand regular, it doesn't make me a "happy clapper" because I now take my son to games!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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7:39am Wed 16 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

Frankiesbackfromholl
ywood
wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time.
NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD
Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!!
What's with insulting your own fans? I am in the family stand with my lad every game as a season ticket holder, I used to be a North stand and before that a South stand regular, it doesn't make me a "happy clapper" because I now take my son to games!!
Go easy with Steady - he ain't had the best of weeks.... he's now having the difficulty of taking his foot out of his mouth..
[quote][p][bold]Frankiesbackfromholl ywood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]What's with insulting your own fans? I am in the family stand with my lad every game as a season ticket holder, I used to be a North stand and before that a South stand regular, it doesn't make me a "happy clapper" because I now take my son to games!![/p][/quote]Go easy with Steady - he ain't had the best of weeks.... he's now having the difficulty of taking his foot out of his mouth.. Chish and Fips
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9:15am Wed 16 Jan 13

mattbo says...

Went last night for the first time since crawley away not a part time supporter but working in a bookies makes it harder to get sats off, but what a performance we deserved a goal but then again dicko could have wrapped it up with mins to go, firstly wes thomas credit for working up top on his own what a cracking first touch he has got shame he cant do much after that, 2nd francis should have gone down credit for being honest and 3rd why are we still getting involved with swindon supporters on here games over we drew unless we get them in the playoffs people need to let this so called rivalry drop its just boring seing the same idiots on here arguing, well done to all who made it last night first time ive ever had to wait half an hour to get into the ground tho
Went last night for the first time since crawley away not a part time supporter but working in a bookies makes it harder to get sats off, but what a performance we deserved a goal but then again dicko could have wrapped it up with mins to go, firstly wes thomas credit for working up top on his own what a cracking first touch he has got shame he cant do much after that, 2nd francis should have gone down credit for being honest and 3rd why are we still getting involved with swindon supporters on here games over we drew unless we get them in the playoffs people need to let this so called rivalry drop its just boring seing the same idiots on here arguing, well done to all who made it last night first time ive ever had to wait half an hour to get into the ground tho mattbo
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9:30am Wed 16 Jan 13

adyb1967 says...

Hope this won`t be deemed a "dig" at EH but what ON EARTH possessed him to play Thom-miss (1 goal in last 25 appearances who does not want to play for AFCB) ahead of Matt Tubbs (4 goals in 6 starts this season who is desperate to represent the club he supported as a boy)? Poor Matt must have been absolutely devastated last night.
Hope this won`t be deemed a "dig" at EH but what ON EARTH possessed him to play Thom-miss (1 goal in last 25 appearances who does not want to play for AFCB) ahead of Matt Tubbs (4 goals in 6 starts this season who is desperate to represent the club he supported as a boy)? Poor Matt must have been absolutely devastated last night. adyb1967
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10:02am Wed 16 Jan 13

CherryHammer says...

I dont like to knock any of our players but when you saw the graft that the likes of O'Kane and Hughes put in last night it does make you wonder if Thomas should have even been in the starting line up. Tubbsy or Brett would have offered a lot more threat. Thomas looks disinterested - thinking about his move to the Championship. Also I dont know why Eddie didnt start Pugh. His link play with Daniels is first class and it just wast working with Josh in that position. Looked much better when Pugh came on and Josh switched. Still, it was a great night and but fo the woodwork, twice and a fantastic save from Al Habsi (Pollitt wouldnt have got near it) it could have been our night. Despite the defeat I am sure that spirits are high in the squad and hopefully Walsall are gonna cop it.
I dont like to knock any of our players but when you saw the graft that the likes of O'Kane and Hughes put in last night it does make you wonder if Thomas should have even been in the starting line up. Tubbsy or Brett would have offered a lot more threat. Thomas looks disinterested - thinking about his move to the Championship. Also I dont know why Eddie didnt start Pugh. His link play with Daniels is first class and it just wast working with Josh in that position. Looked much better when Pugh came on and Josh switched. Still, it was a great night and but fo the woodwork, twice and a fantastic save from Al Habsi (Pollitt wouldnt have got near it) it could have been our night. Despite the defeat I am sure that spirits are high in the squad and hopefully Walsall are gonna cop it. CherryHammer
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10:15am Wed 16 Jan 13

devon fan says...

it was enjoyable whilst it lasted, but we now have to return to the bread and butter football, it will be interesting to see how the team reacts to its first defeat in a long time, and as I stated in an earlier posting the strikers have to step up to the mark and provide the return in goals of which they are more than capable
it was enjoyable whilst it lasted, but we now have to return to the bread and butter football, it will be interesting to see how the team reacts to its first defeat in a long time, and as I stated in an earlier posting the strikers have to step up to the mark and provide the return in goals of which they are more than capable devon fan
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10:43am Wed 16 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

Although from where I was sat I could not see a great deal of the 1st half in any detail, but was able to concentrate on Wes in the 2nd and I felt he did the best as could of been expected under the circumstances. It's as if some of you berate him for the sake of it because he has stated he wants to leave. I too wanted to see Tubbs playing, but I also trust Eddie's judgement and I'm sure his reasons for leaving Pugh in particular on the bench was to give the poor guy a break, he ran his socks off Saturday along with the rest. Wes WAS also trying to make plenty of runs, his frustration was that the ball was not being released quick enough and he had to keep holding back otherwise he was offside and THEN you'd be on his back for that. In the end it was a game we could of won, but didn't so we move on... UTCIAD
Although from where I was sat I could not see a great deal of the 1st half in any detail, but was able to concentrate on Wes in the 2nd and I felt he did the best as could of been expected under the circumstances. It's as if some of you berate him for the sake of it because he has stated he wants to leave. I too wanted to see Tubbs playing, but I also trust Eddie's judgement and I'm sure his reasons for leaving Pugh in particular on the bench was to give the poor guy a break, he ran his socks off Saturday along with the rest. Wes WAS also trying to make plenty of runs, his frustration was that the ball was not being released quick enough and he had to keep holding back otherwise he was offside and THEN you'd be on his back for that. In the end it was a game we could of won, but didn't so we move on... UTCIAD Afcbpete
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11:00am Wed 16 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Steady ... seemed close but not close enough.... goals win games .. at least down there in Cocoon Land you have your Winter Fuel Allowances to help you over this week of non wins...

Good luck til we meet again.

Will never know now if you lot could have beaten the mighty Macclesfield ..
.
I know a new one - lets say your glad to be out of the cup and hhhmmm er ah ..lets concentrate on the league , no one has ever said that before ...ooops I think they already have on here .. oh well....

Chin up !!
Here we go again.!!!!. So fragile some of you Swidon fans. Have any of you got a sense of humour.?????. If you were not so obsessed with all things Steady Eddie or Afcb you would not have even read my comment. Are you Stalking me or summit.????.
Now, do you not think that i would have attended last night if i considered the cup sooooo important.????.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Steady ... seemed close but not close enough.... goals win games .. at least down there in Cocoon Land you have your Winter Fuel Allowances to help you over this week of non wins... Good luck til we meet again. Will never know now if you lot could have beaten the mighty Macclesfield .. . I know a new one - lets say your glad to be out of the cup and hhhmmm er ah ..lets concentrate on the league , no one has ever said that before ...ooops I think they already have on here .. oh well.... Chin up !![/p][/quote]Here we go again.!!!!. So fragile some of you Swidon fans. Have any of you got a sense of humour.?????. If you were not so obsessed with all things Steady Eddie or Afcb you would not have even read my comment. Are you Stalking me or summit.????. Now, do you not think that i would have attended last night if i considered the cup sooooo important.????. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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11:13am Wed 16 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Frankiesbackfromholl
ywood
wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time.
NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD
Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!!
What's with insulting your own fans? I am in the family stand with my lad every game as a season ticket holder, I used to be a North stand and before that a South stand regular, it doesn't make me a "happy clapper" because I now take my son to games!!
Really Frankie, do you really feel insulted. Come on now, dont be fagile like our friends up the M4. Happy-clappers is an affectionate name given to the main stand from North Stand due to lack of singing, does not make you any less passionate, so lighten up mate. I would never insult a fellow cherries supporter, in fact i spend a lot of time defending our great club from Other clubs morons. Regards. UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Frankiesbackfromholl ywood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]What's with insulting your own fans? I am in the family stand with my lad every game as a season ticket holder, I used to be a North stand and before that a South stand regular, it doesn't make me a "happy clapper" because I now take my son to games!![/p][/quote]Really Frankie, do you really feel insulted. Come on now, dont be fagile like our friends up the M4. Happy-clappers is an affectionate name given to the main stand from North Stand due to lack of singing, does not make you any less passionate, so lighten up mate. I would never insult a fellow cherries supporter, in fact i spend a lot of time defending our great club from Other clubs morons. Regards. UTCIAD STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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11:49am Wed 16 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Frankiesbackfromholl

ywood
wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time.
NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD
Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!!
What's with insulting your own fans? I am in the family stand with my lad every game as a season ticket holder, I used to be a North stand and before that a South stand regular, it doesn't make me a "happy clapper" because I now take my son to games!!
Go easy with Steady - he ain't had the best of weeks.... he's now having the difficulty of taking his foot out of his mouth..
On the contrary my friend. Have had real fun with your lot this week. Now i will let you into a little secret, the idea of frequenting your site and touching a few nerves was my master-plan to try and contain your morons on their own site, rather than have them on here "giving it large" and to a large extent it worked. I have very broad shoulders so i guess you could say "I TOOK ONE FOR THE TEAM". Hope that clears up the matter for you, but suspect not. Foot in mouth.??? ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankiesbackfromholl ywood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Firstly, well played Wes Thomas, I thought he put in a great deal of effort with little reward, my ONLY criticism was the final defence splitting ball, or lack of it, but it really was a fabulous performance and in the end SO unlucky not to atleast take it to extra time. NOW for promotion!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Didn,t go tonight as i didn,t want to sit in happy-clappers stand which was all i could get. Listened to 5live commentry,sounded like we more than matched them. Hit woodwork twice, still, no shame losing to Wigan, could have been Macc which would have been shameful. (like Swindle) Tee Hee.!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]What's with insulting your own fans? I am in the family stand with my lad every game as a season ticket holder, I used to be a North stand and before that a South stand regular, it doesn't make me a "happy clapper" because I now take my son to games!![/p][/quote]Go easy with Steady - he ain't had the best of weeks.... he's now having the difficulty of taking his foot out of his mouth..[/p][/quote]On the contrary my friend. Have had real fun with your lot this week. Now i will let you into a little secret, the idea of frequenting your site and touching a few nerves was my master-plan to try and contain your morons on their own site, rather than have them on here "giving it large" and to a large extent it worked. I have very broad shoulders so i guess you could say "I TOOK ONE FOR THE TEAM". Hope that clears up the matter for you, but suspect not. Foot in mouth.??? ha ha ha STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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1:00pm Wed 16 Jan 13

LeGod says...

So their reserve side beat you never mind.

A good game so i understand but goals win games and it wasnt to be.

Maybe the games are catching up with you.
So their reserve side beat you never mind. A good game so i understand but goals win games and it wasnt to be. Maybe the games are catching up with you. LeGod
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1:28pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Piston_Broke says...

LeGod wrote:
So their reserve side beat you never mind.

A good game so i understand but goals win games and it wasnt to be.

Maybe the games are catching up with you.
Their side may well have contained a large number of their reserves, as you put it, although all are part of their first team squad. It took a great strike to breach our defence, from a striker who cost more than our team and yours combined, and had Al Habsi not come on at half-time, it would have been a different outcome as he made a couple of outstanding saves. Are the games catching up on us? Who knows. We've had a run of difficult games, but from where we were in October to where we are now, the team is like chalk and cheese. And we only need to creep into the top 6 to make the play-offs, which I think we will. I don't think much else will change at the top of League One.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: So their reserve side beat you never mind. A good game so i understand but goals win games and it wasnt to be. Maybe the games are catching up with you.[/p][/quote]Their side may well have contained a large number of their reserves, as you put it, although all are part of their first team squad. It took a great strike to breach our defence, from a striker who cost more than our team and yours combined, and had Al Habsi not come on at half-time, it would have been a different outcome as he made a couple of outstanding saves. Are the games catching up on us? Who knows. We've had a run of difficult games, but from where we were in October to where we are now, the team is like chalk and cheese. And we only need to creep into the top 6 to make the play-offs, which I think we will. I don't think much else will change at the top of League One. Piston_Broke
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1:31pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Roband65 says...

Exciting game well played the cherries extremely unlucky !
Exciting game well played the cherries extremely unlucky ! Roband65
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1:37pm Wed 16 Jan 13

bobsworthforever says...

Really entertaining game bit unlucky to lose but great strike by that Wigan bloke.All played well but hard to know what to make of Thomas he did hold the ball up well at times and he is quick but he never looked like scoring.Fantastic that Eddies turned the club around but he cant be right all the time.Cant we get a big Centre Forward and lump it forward sometimes particularly with the crosses we get in.
Really entertaining game bit unlucky to lose but great strike by that Wigan bloke.All played well but hard to know what to make of Thomas he did hold the ball up well at times and he is quick but he never looked like scoring.Fantastic that Eddies turned the club around but he cant be right all the time.Cant we get a big Centre Forward and lump it forward sometimes particularly with the crosses we get in. bobsworthforever
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1:56pm Wed 16 Jan 13

let football be the winner says...

CherryHammer wrote:
I dont like to knock any of our players but when you saw the graft that the likes of O'Kane and Hughes put in last night it does make you wonder if Thomas should have even been in the starting line up. Tubbsy or Brett would have offered a lot more threat. Thomas looks disinterested - thinking about his move to the Championship. Also I dont know why Eddie didnt start Pugh. His link play with Daniels is first class and it just wast working with Josh in that position. Looked much better when Pugh came on and Josh switched. Still, it was a great night and but fo the woodwork, twice and a fantastic save from Al Habsi (Pollitt wouldnt have got near it) it could have been our night. Despite the defeat I am sure that spirits are high in the squad and hopefully Walsall are gonna cop it.
you are having a laugh Pitman put a shift in didnt then and hasnt since hes been back Thomas had a good game last night and if any criticism is needed then it needs to go in the way of 40 a day no effort walk around Mcquoid
[quote][p][bold]CherryHammer[/bold] wrote: I dont like to knock any of our players but when you saw the graft that the likes of O'Kane and Hughes put in last night it does make you wonder if Thomas should have even been in the starting line up. Tubbsy or Brett would have offered a lot more threat. Thomas looks disinterested - thinking about his move to the Championship. Also I dont know why Eddie didnt start Pugh. His link play with Daniels is first class and it just wast working with Josh in that position. Looked much better when Pugh came on and Josh switched. Still, it was a great night and but fo the woodwork, twice and a fantastic save from Al Habsi (Pollitt wouldnt have got near it) it could have been our night. Despite the defeat I am sure that spirits are high in the squad and hopefully Walsall are gonna cop it.[/p][/quote]you are having a laugh Pitman put a shift in didnt then and hasnt since hes been back Thomas had a good game last night and if any criticism is needed then it needs to go in the way of 40 a day no effort walk around Mcquoid let football be the winner
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5:22pm Wed 16 Jan 13

AFCBRichyRich says...

LeGod wrote:
So their reserve side beat you never mind.

A good game so i understand but goals win games and it wasnt to be.

Maybe the games are catching up with you.
You sir are an absolute muggins, why on earth do you feel the need to keep on coming onto here when we have played your lot twice this season already? Feeling bad after your pointless tirade the other day defending your lover Di Canio? Concentrate on your own team and fixtures and we'll do the same, maybe see you in the Championship!
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: So their reserve side beat you never mind. A good game so i understand but goals win games and it wasnt to be. Maybe the games are catching up with you.[/p][/quote]You sir are an absolute muggins, why on earth do you feel the need to keep on coming onto here when we have played your lot twice this season already? Feeling bad after your pointless tirade the other day defending your lover Di Canio? Concentrate on your own team and fixtures and we'll do the same, maybe see you in the Championship! AFCBRichyRich
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8:57pm Wed 16 Jan 13

cheeriedriteup says...

let football be the winner wrote:
CherryHammer wrote:
I dont like to knock any of our players but when you saw the graft that the likes of O'Kane and Hughes put in last night it does make you wonder if Thomas should have even been in the starting line up. Tubbsy or Brett would have offered a lot more threat. Thomas looks disinterested - thinking about his move to the Championship. Also I dont know why Eddie didnt start Pugh. His link play with Daniels is first class and it just wast working with Josh in that position. Looked much better when Pugh came on and Josh switched. Still, it was a great night and but fo the woodwork, twice and a fantastic save from Al Habsi (Pollitt wouldnt have got near it) it could have been our night. Despite the defeat I am sure that spirits are high in the squad and hopefully Walsall are gonna cop it.
you are having a laugh Pitman put a shift in didnt then and hasnt since hes been back Thomas had a good game last night and if any criticism is needed then it needs to go in the way of 40 a day no effort walk around Mcquoid
As I have already said, Thomas hasn't it nothing offer, he doesn't want to be here and certainly has a low work rate, Mcquoid isn't half the player he was, as a result these two players wont bevgood enough for our next level - Championship, lets think sustainability once we are there.
[quote][p][bold]let football be the winner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CherryHammer[/bold] wrote: I dont like to knock any of our players but when you saw the graft that the likes of O'Kane and Hughes put in last night it does make you wonder if Thomas should have even been in the starting line up. Tubbsy or Brett would have offered a lot more threat. Thomas looks disinterested - thinking about his move to the Championship. Also I dont know why Eddie didnt start Pugh. His link play with Daniels is first class and it just wast working with Josh in that position. Looked much better when Pugh came on and Josh switched. Still, it was a great night and but fo the woodwork, twice and a fantastic save from Al Habsi (Pollitt wouldnt have got near it) it could have been our night. Despite the defeat I am sure that spirits are high in the squad and hopefully Walsall are gonna cop it.[/p][/quote]you are having a laugh Pitman put a shift in didnt then and hasnt since hes been back Thomas had a good game last night and if any criticism is needed then it needs to go in the way of 40 a day no effort walk around Mcquoid[/p][/quote]As I have already said, Thomas hasn't it nothing offer, he doesn't want to be here and certainly has a low work rate, Mcquoid isn't half the player he was, as a result these two players wont bevgood enough for our next level - Championship, lets think sustainability once we are there. cheeriedriteup
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11:13pm Wed 16 Jan 13

LeGod says...

i live locally to you and i get all the stick form you cherry fans which is the reason i come on here as you are always bigging your team up so when you dish it out you have to accept it back.
i live locally to you and i get all the stick form you cherry fans which is the reason i come on here as you are always bigging your team up so when you dish it out you have to accept it back. LeGod
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7:04pm Thu 17 Jan 13

raynad says...

LeGod wrote:
i live locally to you and i get all the stick form you cherry fans which is the reason i come on here as you are always bigging your team up so when you dish it out you have to accept it back.
Wow, wind your neck in big man!
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: i live locally to you and i get all the stick form you cherry fans which is the reason i come on here as you are always bigging your team up so when you dish it out you have to accept it back.[/p][/quote]Wow, wind your neck in big man! raynad
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