Perrett's Verdict: Cherries 0 Wigan Athletic 1

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CHERRIES’ valiant attempt to take Wigan to extra-time may have bitten the dust but Eddie Howe’s heroes emerged from this third round replay with great credit.

A goal from Mauro Boselli after 18 minutes earned the Premier League strugglers victory and saw Cherries bow out, although it failed to tell the whole story.

Argentinean international Boselli, unearthed by Wigan chief scout and former Cherries striker Kevin Reeves, finished clinically after seizing on a misplaced pass from Harry Arter.

The £6million signing from Estudiantes earned the Latics a trip to Macclesfield and prevented Cherries from claiming only their fourth top-flight scalp in the competition.

However, but for the woodwork and a more eagle-eyed official, Cherries would have at least taken the tie into overtime, if not prevailed over the 90 minutes.

Both Eunan O’Kane and Marc Pugh struck the timber, while Latics goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi also made a couple of important saves to thwart Cherries.

And the last incident of an absorbing tie saw Cherries defender Charlie Daniels sent sprawling by a blatant shove, with referee Jon Moss, who can only have missed the push, turning down their appeals for a penalty.

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Striker Wes Thomas was drafted in for his first start for Cherries since August as boss Howe made three changes.

Thomas, recently returned from a loan spell with Blackpool, was joined in the Cherries starting line-up by goalkeeper Shwan Jalal and midfielder Richard Hughes.

Wigan made no fewer than nine changes following their 1-1 draw with Premier League rivals Fulham on Saturday.

Thomas was soon in the thick of the action, his shot looping over the crossbar after the Latics had failed to clear Steve Cook’s long throw.

As the two teams tried to master a tricky playing surface, chances were at a premium during the early stages.

And it took a mistake to present Wigan with their first shooting opportunity, with Boselli profiting to open the scoring.

The Argentinean international unleashed a fierce right-foot drive into the top corner from 20 yards after seizing on Arter’s misplaced pass.

Jalal, who could do little to prevent Boselli’s effort finding the back of the net, then got down smartly at his near post to smother Callum McManaman’s shot.

Cherries were forced into a switch after 35 minutes when Lewis Grabban succumbed to injury and was replaced by Pugh.

Pugh immediately had the Wigan defence on the back foot, his probing cross headed wide by Thomas who nipped in front of his marker to meet the delivery.

O’Kane went close to equalising for Cherries on the stroke of half-time, the Irishman creating the chance after forcing Roman Golobart into a mistake.

Having charged down the defender’s intended clearance, O’Kane exchanged passes with Thomas before seeing his ferocious drive rattle the woodwork.

And as Cherries came strong towards the end of the first half, Simon Francis’s shot cannoned off a defender and flew over the crossbar.

First-choice goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi replaced Mike Pollitt at the break as the visitors paid Cherries a huge compliment.

Al Habsi saved comfortably after Thomas had climbed to meet a Francis cross before an effort from Golobart was chalked off for a foul.

Cherries’ plea for a penalty fell on deaf ears after Thomas had gone to ground under a challenge from Golobart midway through the second half.

Al Habsi made a dog’s dinner of trying to catch a rasping drive from Arter, the midfielder’s strike squirming through the Latics goalkeeper’s hands and over the crossbar.

Wes Fogden, on as a 66th-minute substitute for Josh McQuoid, almost scored with his first touch, only to see his angled drive hit Golobart en route to the back of the net.

Jalal then distinguished himself when he made a top-drawer save to keep out Boselli’s header, the goalkeeper diving full-length to his left to thwart the striker.

Francis, who appeared to be clipped by Maynor Figueroa as he charged into the 18-yard box, managed to stay on his feet and may have won a penalty had he gone down.

Pugh was a coat of paint from grabbing a dramatic equaliser, his deflected effort coming back off the crossbar four minutes from time, much to the disappointment of a packed house at Dean Court.

Substitute Matt Tubbs saw his strike through a crowd of players bounce wide of the post before Jalal saved at his near post from Jordi Gomez.

Latics substitute Nouha Dicko squandered a glorious chance to make the tie safe, side-footing wide with the goal at his mercy deep into stoppage time.

And he was almost made to pay when Tubbs’s free-kick from 25 yards was acrobatically pushed away by Al Habsi.

In the dying seconds, referee Jon Moss missed a blatant shove on Charlie Daniels, with Cherries robbed of a penalty – and a potential equaliser – their efforts would have richly deserved.

See all our pictures from the third round replay here

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 (West Yorkshire).

 

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12:10am Wed 16 Jan 13

Couchy125 says...

So unlucky not to get something from the game.
So unlucky not to get something from the game. Couchy125
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7:02am Wed 16 Jan 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries. Mike Oxbig
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7:22am Wed 16 Jan 13

oxoncherry2 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
Who cares. We go to watch the team, not count the crowd! Great game last night. Lord Howe gave a good pep talk at half-time and we ran them ragged in the second half.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.[/p][/quote]Who cares. We go to watch the team, not count the crowd! Great game last night. Lord Howe gave a good pep talk at half-time and we ran them ragged in the second half. oxoncherry2
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7:33am Wed 16 Jan 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

why so harsh on our own fans Mike? we want them to come back to as many games as possible, I was there last night just as I have been through the darker days of Groves and beyond, I was more than happy to see a full house, long may it continue!! We had a big crowd on Saturday and look at the crowds over Christmas, hardly there to see the Wigan reserves then! Last night was a great effort with no reward, still came away from the game with a smile on my face. I do though very much doubt the game will be on Saturday, looks like the players will have a day off, also must be doubts over Hartlepool away Tuesday night too, daft decision to play that one on a Tuesday night in the first place!!
why so harsh on our own fans Mike? we want them to come back to as many games as possible, I was there last night just as I have been through the darker days of Groves and beyond, I was more than happy to see a full house, long may it continue!! We had a big crowd on Saturday and look at the crowds over Christmas, hardly there to see the Wigan reserves then! Last night was a great effort with no reward, still came away from the game with a smile on my face. I do though very much doubt the game will be on Saturday, looks like the players will have a day off, also must be doubts over Hartlepool away Tuesday night too, daft decision to play that one on a Tuesday night in the first place!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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7:44am Wed 16 Jan 13

Wilkie says...

Mike, peoples motives for attending differ slightly, but the majority go there to be entertained and will measure up the cost and effort required to attend against the entertainment offered. For me the football was rubbish under Groves, so I didn't go. The football is thrilling under Eddie now and I attend every home match as I am satisfied that I am getting value for money. It's not just Bournemouth's play that I admire, it's also the oppositions. Yes, I always want us to win, but it's not the be all and end all. Last night was a tremendous spectacle and I came away feeling thoroughly entertained by the two sides as I did on Saturday.

I hope you are right on the injury front, as Grabban is cause for concern.

Last thing, where were the 610 empty seats (9600 seats in stadium)? Any chance of getting the temp stand back as I believe the penny has now dropped with the great Bournemouth public.
Mike, peoples motives for attending differ slightly, but the majority go there to be entertained and will measure up the cost and effort required to attend against the entertainment offered. For me the football was rubbish under Groves, so I didn't go. The football is thrilling under Eddie now and I attend every home match as I am satisfied that I am getting value for money. It's not just Bournemouth's play that I admire, it's also the oppositions. Yes, I always want us to win, but it's not the be all and end all. Last night was a tremendous spectacle and I came away feeling thoroughly entertained by the two sides as I did on Saturday. I hope you are right on the injury front, as Grabban is cause for concern. Last thing, where were the 610 empty seats (9600 seats in stadium)? Any chance of getting the temp stand back as I believe the penny has now dropped with the great Bournemouth public. Wilkie
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7:54am Wed 16 Jan 13

Wilkie says...

Correction - 710 empty seats!
Correction - 710 empty seats! Wilkie
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7:55am Wed 16 Jan 13

CherryFarmer says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
For once i agree with you Mike. Because i could not get to the stadium to queue up for tickets on the day they went on sale and the online sales were suspended and the phone sales also suspended, i was unable to get any tickets for myself or my disappointed son who had paid for train tickets to be there. I wish to see the ground full every week and hope some of the occasional fans attend more regularly, but the club must sort out something to help those fans that dont live within a stones throw of the ground....and reward the regular supporters by allowing them to buy their tickets before they go on general release to once a year supporters.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.[/p][/quote]For once i agree with you Mike. Because i could not get to the stadium to queue up for tickets on the day they went on sale and the online sales were suspended and the phone sales also suspended, i was unable to get any tickets for myself or my disappointed son who had paid for train tickets to be there. I wish to see the ground full every week and hope some of the occasional fans attend more regularly, but the club must sort out something to help those fans that dont live within a stones throw of the ground....and reward the regular supporters by allowing them to buy their tickets before they go on general release to once a year supporters. CherryFarmer
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8:01am Wed 16 Jan 13

common dog says...

It was good to see that the club made more seats available for the home fans yesterday. Perhaps that is something they could do more regularly as hopefully the crowds increase.
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Considering how big the crowd was, I thought it was quite quiet for most of the game. Very different from Saturday.
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Would have been nice to win but promotion is our goal this season.
It was good to see that the club made more seats available for the home fans yesterday. Perhaps that is something they could do more regularly as hopefully the crowds increase. . Considering how big the crowd was, I thought it was quite quiet for most of the game. Very different from Saturday. . Would have been nice to win but promotion is our goal this season. common dog
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8:15am Wed 16 Jan 13

let football be the winner says...

Great performance all round last night surprised to see Grabban on the right flank could have seen Mcdermott out there rather than risk him. only bad point apart from the unlucky loss was the complete lacklustre dont give a arse performance again of Mcquoid, like playing with 10 men. waste of time and money Foggy should keep that slot and give Mcdermott the opportunity but even if you drop Mcquoid dont think he would care with the wage hes on.
Great performance all round last night surprised to see Grabban on the right flank could have seen Mcdermott out there rather than risk him. only bad point apart from the unlucky loss was the complete lacklustre dont give a arse performance again of Mcquoid, like playing with 10 men. waste of time and money Foggy should keep that slot and give Mcdermott the opportunity but even if you drop Mcquoid dont think he would care with the wage hes on. let football be the winner
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8:23am Wed 16 Jan 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
I agree with you on this one. The replay did bring in some needed cash for the club and it is now over and done with back to normal business (the league). UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.[/p][/quote]I agree with you on this one. The replay did bring in some needed cash for the club and it is now over and done with back to normal business (the league). UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
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8:25am Wed 16 Jan 13

Piston_Broke says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
Firstly, Lewis Grabban did have to go off due to injury, so that part of your comment is flawed. And regarding the second part, I was there last night, simply because it was a midweek game, and I have to work nearly every Saturday, as do most people in the retail sector. There are many differing reasons why supporters can and cannot get to games - work/family/childcar
e/lack of funds, and personally, I welcome them all.
Just because someone cannot get to every game does not make them any less a supporter.
Cherry Farmer - the club do offer exactly what you suggest. It's called a season ticket!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.[/p][/quote]Firstly, Lewis Grabban did have to go off due to injury, so that part of your comment is flawed. And regarding the second part, I was there last night, simply because it was a midweek game, and I have to work nearly every Saturday, as do most people in the retail sector. There are many differing reasons why supporters can and cannot get to games - work/family/childcar e/lack of funds, and personally, I welcome them all. Just because someone cannot get to every game does not make them any less a supporter. Cherry Farmer - the club do offer exactly what you suggest. It's called a season ticket! Piston_Broke
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8:26am Wed 16 Jan 13

DansAFCB says...

CherryFarmer wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
For once i agree with you Mike. Because i could not get to the stadium to queue up for tickets on the day they went on sale and the online sales were suspended and the phone sales also suspended, i was unable to get any tickets for myself or my disappointed son who had paid for train tickets to be there. I wish to see the ground full every week and hope some of the occasional fans attend more regularly, but the club must sort out something to help those fans that dont live within a stones throw of the ground....and reward the regular supporters by allowing them to buy their tickets before they go on general release to once a year supporters.
I am a season ticket holder and I think that the way the tickets were sold was wrong. I did have a tickey obviously. The poor fans like myself that went to wigan away some weren't able to go to the home game. Something needs to be introduced and fast perhaps a membership system for those that cant afford a season ticket ie gold silver bronze and then tickets released this way prior to any general sale this making more revenue for the club?
[quote][p][bold]CherryFarmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.[/p][/quote]For once i agree with you Mike. Because i could not get to the stadium to queue up for tickets on the day they went on sale and the online sales were suspended and the phone sales also suspended, i was unable to get any tickets for myself or my disappointed son who had paid for train tickets to be there. I wish to see the ground full every week and hope some of the occasional fans attend more regularly, but the club must sort out something to help those fans that dont live within a stones throw of the ground....and reward the regular supporters by allowing them to buy their tickets before they go on general release to once a year supporters.[/p][/quote]I am a season ticket holder and I think that the way the tickets were sold was wrong. I did have a tickey obviously. The poor fans like myself that went to wigan away some weren't able to go to the home game. Something needs to be introduced and fast perhaps a membership system for those that cant afford a season ticket ie gold silver bronze and then tickets released this way prior to any general sale this making more revenue for the club? DansAFCB
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8:31am Wed 16 Jan 13

Devils17 says...

I agree with you Cherry Farmer as I was unable to get to the ground on Monday due to work commitments and the phone and internet were suspended. On Tuesday all tickets were sold. Some reward for those of us who made the long trips to Carlisle and Wigan. Still I have my tickets to see Crewe and Portsmouth.
I agree with you Cherry Farmer as I was unable to get to the ground on Monday due to work commitments and the phone and internet were suspended. On Tuesday all tickets were sold. Some reward for those of us who made the long trips to Carlisle and Wigan. Still I have my tickets to see Crewe and Portsmouth. Devils17
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8:32am Wed 16 Jan 13

Wilkie says...

I agree that McQuoid has been a slight disappointment since his return although I think he is OK, and holds his own as a Div1 player. Perhaps it is the position out wide that isn't the best for him as he was razor sharp at latching onto through balls and slotting them away before we sold him. However, on the basis of his performances this term, the outside right is an area where we could strengthen, if we are to move up to the next level. If Matt Richie's stock is falling (ie now avaiable at a sensible price), then I saw enough from him on Saturday to be encouraged that he could be a solution to strengthen the right side.

Must say that we are awesome down the left though with Daniels and Pugh. Pugh has been impressing for a couple of seasons, but I am now coming to appreciate what a player Daniels is. However, with those two the sum of the parts are most definitely greater than the whole.
I agree that McQuoid has been a slight disappointment since his return although I think he is OK, and holds his own as a Div1 player. Perhaps it is the position out wide that isn't the best for him as he was razor sharp at latching onto through balls and slotting them away before we sold him. However, on the basis of his performances this term, the outside right is an area where we could strengthen, if we are to move up to the next level. If Matt Richie's stock is falling (ie now avaiable at a sensible price), then I saw enough from him on Saturday to be encouraged that he could be a solution to strengthen the right side. Must say that we are awesome down the left though with Daniels and Pugh. Pugh has been impressing for a couple of seasons, but I am now coming to appreciate what a player Daniels is. However, with those two the sum of the parts are most definitely greater than the whole. Wilkie
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8:46am Wed 16 Jan 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

CherryFarmer wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
For once i agree with you Mike. Because i could not get to the stadium to queue up for tickets on the day they went on sale and the online sales were suspended and the phone sales also suspended, i was unable to get any tickets for myself or my disappointed son who had paid for train tickets to be there. I wish to see the ground full every week and hope some of the occasional fans attend more regularly, but the club must sort out something to help those fans that dont live within a stones throw of the ground....and reward the regular supporters by allowing them to buy their tickets before they go on general release to once a year supporters.
they do have something sorted out, it's called season tickets, they do full season and half season and you can pay monthly if it's easier, also have had great deals on buying them in March as we did, can't now complain if tickets are sold on a first come first served basis if you are an occassional fan, not suggesting you are. So look into the season ticket you may find them easier than you would think and your seat is reserved for nights like last night, as mine was, had a great night with that big crowd by the way!!
[quote][p][bold]CherryFarmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.[/p][/quote]For once i agree with you Mike. Because i could not get to the stadium to queue up for tickets on the day they went on sale and the online sales were suspended and the phone sales also suspended, i was unable to get any tickets for myself or my disappointed son who had paid for train tickets to be there. I wish to see the ground full every week and hope some of the occasional fans attend more regularly, but the club must sort out something to help those fans that dont live within a stones throw of the ground....and reward the regular supporters by allowing them to buy their tickets before they go on general release to once a year supporters.[/p][/quote]they do have something sorted out, it's called season tickets, they do full season and half season and you can pay monthly if it's easier, also have had great deals on buying them in March as we did, can't now complain if tickets are sold on a first come first served basis if you are an occassional fan, not suggesting you are. So look into the season ticket you may find them easier than you would think and your seat is reserved for nights like last night, as mine was, had a great night with that big crowd by the way!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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9:13am Wed 16 Jan 13

andyjb10 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
Jesus man give it a rest.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.[/p][/quote]Jesus man give it a rest. andyjb10
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9:24am Wed 16 Jan 13

andyjb10 says...

CherryFarmer wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
For once i agree with you Mike. Because i could not get to the stadium to queue up for tickets on the day they went on sale and the online sales were suspended and the phone sales also suspended, i was unable to get any tickets for myself or my disappointed son who had paid for train tickets to be there. I wish to see the ground full every week and hope some of the occasional fans attend more regularly, but the club must sort out something to help those fans that dont live within a stones throw of the ground....and reward the regular supporters by allowing them to buy their tickets before they go on general release to once a year supporters.
Ever heard of the option to purchase a season ticket?
[quote][p][bold]CherryFarmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.[/p][/quote]For once i agree with you Mike. Because i could not get to the stadium to queue up for tickets on the day they went on sale and the online sales were suspended and the phone sales also suspended, i was unable to get any tickets for myself or my disappointed son who had paid for train tickets to be there. I wish to see the ground full every week and hope some of the occasional fans attend more regularly, but the club must sort out something to help those fans that dont live within a stones throw of the ground....and reward the regular supporters by allowing them to buy their tickets before they go on general release to once a year supporters.[/p][/quote]Ever heard of the option to purchase a season ticket? andyjb10
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10:10am Wed 16 Jan 13

Square Old Codger says...

It was fun whilst it lasted and produced some extra revenue for the Club, but it's now back to the real business the League and promotion. Just hope that Grabbhan's injury isn't a serious one and that he was taken off as a precaution. I read the we have a very highly rated teenage winger at Dean Court today for talks, a fee having been agreed with his Club, Aberdeen, said to have pace and two good feet so can play on either side of the pitch. But yet another tough game coming up on Saturday - another in form team unbeaten in 7., it doesn't get any easier.
It was fun whilst it lasted and produced some extra revenue for the Club, but it's now back to the real business the League and promotion. Just hope that Grabbhan's injury isn't a serious one and that he was taken off as a precaution. I read the we have a very highly rated teenage winger at Dean Court today for talks, a fee having been agreed with his Club, Aberdeen, said to have pace and two good feet so can play on either side of the pitch. But yet another tough game coming up on Saturday - another in form team unbeaten in 7., it doesn't get any easier. Square Old Codger
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10:15am Wed 16 Jan 13

SUFFERINGBJ says...

I am not a season ticket holder, as committments up till October and end of Feb mean Im away but I go to all games in between, and check and follow The Cherries wherever I am in the world, and I consider myself Bournemouth through and through, so MR OXBIG, do stop whinging and put all your effort into supporting the team.
I sat through all the Groves rubbish to and am glad and proud how we are playing now,they gave 110% last night. Well done lads. 1 PROUD CHERRIE.
I am not a season ticket holder, as committments up till October and end of Feb mean Im away but I go to all games in between, and check and follow The Cherries wherever I am in the world, and I consider myself Bournemouth through and through, so MR OXBIG, do stop whinging and put all your effort into supporting the team. I sat through all the Groves rubbish to and am glad and proud how we are playing now,they gave 110% last night. Well done lads. 1 PROUD CHERRIE. SUFFERINGBJ
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11:17am Wed 16 Jan 13

seuthsayer says...

...amazing what £10 a ticket does eh?..it was good value for that too!

We were unlucky but that's football most times we will play like that and win..
...amazing what £10 a ticket does eh?..it was good value for that too! We were unlucky but that's football most times we will play like that and win.. seuthsayer
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11:32am Wed 16 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

CherryFarmer wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
For once i agree with you Mike. Because i could not get to the stadium to queue up for tickets on the day they went on sale and the online sales were suspended and the phone sales also suspended, i was unable to get any tickets for myself or my disappointed son who had paid for train tickets to be there. I wish to see the ground full every week and hope some of the occasional fans attend more regularly, but the club must sort out something to help those fans that dont live within a stones throw of the ground....and reward the regular supporters by allowing them to buy their tickets before they go on general release to once a year supporters.
Agreed. I was waiting on the phone over an hour to get through. When i did get through they only had block 2 main stand left which i did not fancy, so gave it a miss. No point getting ST as i no longer live in area and work commitments dont allow it. Have only missed 3 home league games though despite living 60- 70 miles away.
[quote][p][bold]CherryFarmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.[/p][/quote]For once i agree with you Mike. Because i could not get to the stadium to queue up for tickets on the day they went on sale and the online sales were suspended and the phone sales also suspended, i was unable to get any tickets for myself or my disappointed son who had paid for train tickets to be there. I wish to see the ground full every week and hope some of the occasional fans attend more regularly, but the club must sort out something to help those fans that dont live within a stones throw of the ground....and reward the regular supporters by allowing them to buy their tickets before they go on general release to once a year supporters.[/p][/quote]Agreed. I was waiting on the phone over an hour to get through. When i did get through they only had block 2 main stand left which i did not fancy, so gave it a miss. No point getting ST as i no longer live in area and work commitments dont allow it. Have only missed 3 home league games though despite living 60- 70 miles away. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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11:32am Wed 16 Jan 13

The Renegade Master says...

I for one am glad we have now got that unbeaten run in all competitions and club record monkey off our backs. We were going to lose sometime and rather a Premier League side than someone crap like Pompey.
Time to focus on the League again now and make sure we keep that unbeaten run going with three points at Walsall. We haven't won this year yet so that needs to be put right as well as give some payback for their win at Dean Court.
I for one am glad we have now got that unbeaten run in all competitions and club record monkey off our backs. We were going to lose sometime and rather a Premier League side than someone crap like Pompey. Time to focus on the League again now and make sure we keep that unbeaten run going with three points at Walsall. We haven't won this year yet so that needs to be put right as well as give some payback for their win at Dean Court. The Renegade Master
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11:38am Wed 16 Jan 13

slartybart says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
You are a complete fool whose comments both pre and post match reflect nothing more than your inability to have got a ticket.
I first watched the Cherries in 1998 during our run to Wembley so I was a glory fan at that time. I liked what I saw and have been a fan ever since having been, at various times, a shareholder, a season ticket holder and an EddieShare contributor. I'm not looking for a medal for doing this, I'm just trying to give you an idea of how much one new fan on a glory night could be worth to our club.
What on earth gives you the right to be the arbiter of who can and can't attend matches at Dean Court? There will always be people who care more about the club than others; that's life! Morons like you who witter on about glory fans would have probably been happy if we'd taken just 4,500 hardcore fans to Wembley instead of the 34,500 who actually attended and created such a spectacle that reflected so well on our town and our club.
Next time you can't get a ticket for a game, do us all a favour and suck it up rather than indulge in your facetious posturing.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.[/p][/quote]You are a complete fool whose comments both pre and post match reflect nothing more than your inability to have got a ticket. I first watched the Cherries in 1998 during our run to Wembley so I was a glory fan at that time. I liked what I saw and have been a fan ever since having been, at various times, a shareholder, a season ticket holder and an EddieShare contributor. I'm not looking for a medal for doing this, I'm just trying to give you an idea of how much one new fan on a glory night could be worth to our club. What on earth gives you the right to be the arbiter of who can and can't attend matches at Dean Court? There will always be people who care more about the club than others; that's life! Morons like you who witter on about glory fans would have probably been happy if we'd taken just 4,500 hardcore fans to Wembley instead of the 34,500 who actually attended and created such a spectacle that reflected so well on our town and our club. Next time you can't get a ticket for a game, do us all a favour and suck it up rather than indulge in your facetious posturing. slartybart
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11:41am Wed 16 Jan 13

Mike Oxbig says...

slartybart wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.
You are a complete fool whose comments both pre and post match reflect nothing more than your inability to have got a ticket.
I first watched the Cherries in 1998 during our run to Wembley so I was a glory fan at that time. I liked what I saw and have been a fan ever since having been, at various times, a shareholder, a season ticket holder and an EddieShare contributor. I'm not looking for a medal for doing this, I'm just trying to give you an idea of how much one new fan on a glory night could be worth to our club.
What on earth gives you the right to be the arbiter of who can and can't attend matches at Dean Court? There will always be people who care more about the club than others; that's life! Morons like you who witter on about glory fans would have probably been happy if we'd taken just 4,500 hardcore fans to Wembley instead of the 34,500 who actually attended and created such a spectacle that reflected so well on our town and our club.
Next time you can't get a ticket for a game, do us all a favour and suck it up rather than indulge in your facetious posturing.
Dry your eyes mate. xx
[quote][p][bold]slartybart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we are out of this farcical competition. It looks like we have managed to get through last nights game without incurring any injuries ahead of Saturdays important game against Walsall. Lets see how many of the 8500 will be at Dean Court for the next home match. We will then get to see how many of these so called supporters were there last night to watch Wigan reserves and not The Cherries.[/p][/quote]You are a complete fool whose comments both pre and post match reflect nothing more than your inability to have got a ticket. I first watched the Cherries in 1998 during our run to Wembley so I was a glory fan at that time. I liked what I saw and have been a fan ever since having been, at various times, a shareholder, a season ticket holder and an EddieShare contributor. I'm not looking for a medal for doing this, I'm just trying to give you an idea of how much one new fan on a glory night could be worth to our club. What on earth gives you the right to be the arbiter of who can and can't attend matches at Dean Court? There will always be people who care more about the club than others; that's life! Morons like you who witter on about glory fans would have probably been happy if we'd taken just 4,500 hardcore fans to Wembley instead of the 34,500 who actually attended and created such a spectacle that reflected so well on our town and our club. Next time you can't get a ticket for a game, do us all a favour and suck it up rather than indulge in your facetious posturing.[/p][/quote]Dry your eyes mate. xx Mike Oxbig
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11:52am Wed 16 Jan 13

Jim_Springbourne says...

Frankiesbackfromholl
ywood
wrote:
why so harsh on our own fans Mike? we want them to come back to as many games as possible, I was there last night just as I have been through the darker days of Groves and beyond, I was more than happy to see a full house, long may it continue!! We had a big crowd on Saturday and look at the crowds over Christmas, hardly there to see the Wigan reserves then! Last night was a great effort with no reward, still came away from the game with a smile on my face. I do though very much doubt the game will be on Saturday, looks like the players will have a day off, also must be doubts over Hartlepool away Tuesday night too, daft decision to play that one on a Tuesday night in the first place!!
Hartlepool was originally due to be played on 5th Jan, but we had other engagements that day and the match was postponed......
[quote][p][bold]Frankiesbackfromholl ywood[/bold] wrote: why so harsh on our own fans Mike? we want them to come back to as many games as possible, I was there last night just as I have been through the darker days of Groves and beyond, I was more than happy to see a full house, long may it continue!! We had a big crowd on Saturday and look at the crowds over Christmas, hardly there to see the Wigan reserves then! Last night was a great effort with no reward, still came away from the game with a smile on my face. I do though very much doubt the game will be on Saturday, looks like the players will have a day off, also must be doubts over Hartlepool away Tuesday night too, daft decision to play that one on a Tuesday night in the first place!![/p][/quote]Hartlepool was originally due to be played on 5th Jan, but we had other engagements that day and the match was postponed...... Jim_Springbourne
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12:25pm Wed 16 Jan 13

InkZ says...

Really enjoyed last night and thought we deserved more than to lose 1-0.

I've been to a few home games over the last 3 years and I've not experienced and atmosphere like that before.

I really hope we get promoted and fill those stands out because it was really good fun and much better than the Swindon washout.
Really enjoyed last night and thought we deserved more than to lose 1-0. I've been to a few home games over the last 3 years and I've not experienced and atmosphere like that before. I really hope we get promoted and fill those stands out because it was really good fun and much better than the Swindon washout. InkZ
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12:44pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

Jim_Springbourne wrote:
Frankiesbackfromholl

ywood
wrote:
why so harsh on our own fans Mike? we want them to come back to as many games as possible, I was there last night just as I have been through the darker days of Groves and beyond, I was more than happy to see a full house, long may it continue!! We had a big crowd on Saturday and look at the crowds over Christmas, hardly there to see the Wigan reserves then! Last night was a great effort with no reward, still came away from the game with a smile on my face. I do though very much doubt the game will be on Saturday, looks like the players will have a day off, also must be doubts over Hartlepool away Tuesday night too, daft decision to play that one on a Tuesday night in the first place!!
Hartlepool was originally due to be played on 5th Jan, but we had other engagements that day and the match was postponed......
So as I was pointing out, it was a cup weekend which meant as turned out it would end up on a Tuesday night, so should never have been scheduled for a cup weekend, some common sense sometimes wouldn't go amiss!
[quote][p][bold]Jim_Springbourne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frankiesbackfromholl ywood[/bold] wrote: why so harsh on our own fans Mike? we want them to come back to as many games as possible, I was there last night just as I have been through the darker days of Groves and beyond, I was more than happy to see a full house, long may it continue!! We had a big crowd on Saturday and look at the crowds over Christmas, hardly there to see the Wigan reserves then! Last night was a great effort with no reward, still came away from the game with a smile on my face. I do though very much doubt the game will be on Saturday, looks like the players will have a day off, also must be doubts over Hartlepool away Tuesday night too, daft decision to play that one on a Tuesday night in the first place!![/p][/quote]Hartlepool was originally due to be played on 5th Jan, but we had other engagements that day and the match was postponed......[/p][/quote]So as I was pointing out, it was a cup weekend which meant as turned out it would end up on a Tuesday night, so should never have been scheduled for a cup weekend, some common sense sometimes wouldn't go amiss! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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