Cherries: Howe focused on a league response to cup exit

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe urged his players to quickly switch their focus to the club’s League One promotion push following last night’s 1-0 FA Cup defeat against Wigan.

Cherries’ bid to set a new club record of 19 successive matches unbeaten came up agonisingly short as Howe’s men were knocked out by Mauro Boselli’s 18th-minute drive.

A capacity crowd at Dean Court saw Eunan O’Kane, Cherries’ goalscorer in the 1-1 draw with Wigan at the DW Stadium, and Marc Pugh both rattle the woodwork in the third round replay.

Shwan Jalal produced a sensational save from a Boselli header before Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi leapt to his right to push clear Matt Tubbs’s last-gasp free-kick as Cherries suffered their first loss since Howe’s return.

However, the Cherries manager called on his in-form team to now focus on Saturday’s league trip to Walsall.

Howe said: “I think we need to take this result in isolation and almost forget about it. We can be really pleased with how we have performed in the two games but now we move to the league form and that is all-important for us.

“We are still unbeaten in the league and I think that is how we have to approach it now and try to go to Walsall and win our next game, which is key for us.”

Discussing the cup defeat, Howe added: “We threw everything at Wigan and, apart from their goalkeeper making some great saves, and the woodwork, I felt we would have earned extra-time.”

Howe confirmed that leading goalscorer Lewis Grabban had been substituted due to a knee injury.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports last night claimed Cherries had agreed a fee with Aberdeen for 18-year-old winger Ryan Fraser.

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1:18pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Highworth red says...

So you couldn't do to Wigan what we did as a league 2 team last season. From all the bull I've heard on here I suppose you consider Wigan winning as a giant killing. At least the 8000 capacity crowd (wow!!!) will help provide 20 quid for some new plastic for your dugout.
So you couldn't do to Wigan what we did as a league 2 team last season. From all the bull I've heard on here I suppose you consider Wigan winning as a giant killing. At least the 8000 capacity crowd (wow!!!) will help provide 20 quid for some new plastic for your dugout. Highworth red

1:25pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Highworth red wrote:
So you couldn't do to Wigan what we did as a league 2 team last season. From all the bull I've heard on here I suppose you consider Wigan winning as a giant killing. At least the 8000 capacity crowd (wow!!!) will help provide 20 quid for some new plastic for your dugout.
True.....
[quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: So you couldn't do to Wigan what we did as a league 2 team last season. From all the bull I've heard on here I suppose you consider Wigan winning as a giant killing. At least the 8000 capacity crowd (wow!!!) will help provide 20 quid for some new plastic for your dugout.[/p][/quote]True..... Mike Oxbig

1:50pm Wed 16 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Highworth red wrote:
So you couldn't do to Wigan what we did as a league 2 team last season. From all the bull I've heard on here I suppose you consider Wigan winning as a giant killing. At least the 8000 capacity crowd (wow!!!) will help provide 20 quid for some new plastic for your dugout.
And how is the BUCKET collection going.???. Have you reached £600 yet.??????
[quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: So you couldn't do to Wigan what we did as a league 2 team last season. From all the bull I've heard on here I suppose you consider Wigan winning as a giant killing. At least the 8000 capacity crowd (wow!!!) will help provide 20 quid for some new plastic for your dugout.[/p][/quote]And how is the BUCKET collection going.???. Have you reached £600 yet.?????? STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

2:05pm Wed 16 Jan 13

afcbcrackerjack says...

dont bit ed thay are a bit thick
dont bit ed thay are a bit thick afcbcrackerjack

2:35pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Piston_Broke says...

Highworth red wrote:
So you couldn't do to Wigan what we did as a league 2 team last season. From all the bull I've heard on here I suppose you consider Wigan winning as a giant killing. At least the 8000 capacity crowd (wow!!!) will help provide 20 quid for some new plastic for your dugout.
If you're lucky, there might be £30 left over, so we can buy you a new bottle of Calor Gas for your caravan.
[quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: So you couldn't do to Wigan what we did as a league 2 team last season. From all the bull I've heard on here I suppose you consider Wigan winning as a giant killing. At least the 8000 capacity crowd (wow!!!) will help provide 20 quid for some new plastic for your dugout.[/p][/quote]If you're lucky, there might be £30 left over, so we can buy you a new bottle of Calor Gas for your caravan. Piston_Broke

3:11pm Wed 16 Jan 13

nicoAFCB says...

Firstly the boys were class last night was great to see us push a very strong Wigan and I thought we deserved to win! At least we can fully focus on the league now!
Second can all Swindon fans do one your boring. Worry about your own team!
Firstly the boys were class last night was great to see us push a very strong Wigan and I thought we deserved to win! At least we can fully focus on the league now! Second can all Swindon fans do one your boring. Worry about your own team! nicoAFCB

3:55pm Wed 16 Jan 13

scottie190 says...

Well done lads with a bit of luck and a referee blinded by a premier league team. I think Wigan were the happiest to hear the final whistle
onwards and upwards let's get on with the league. Suggest STFC supporters stick to what they know best feeding DeCanios need for publicity utciad
Well done lads with a bit of luck and a referee blinded by a premier league team. I think Wigan were the happiest to hear the final whistle onwards and upwards let's get on with the league. Suggest STFC supporters stick to what they know best feeding DeCanios need for publicity utciad scottie190

3:58pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Piston_Broke says...

scottie190 wrote:
Well done lads with a bit of luck and a referee blinded by a premier league team. I think Wigan were the happiest to hear the final whistle
onwards and upwards let's get on with the league. Suggest STFC supporters stick to what they know best feeding DeCanios need for publicity utciad
Believe it or not, that ref is on the Premier League select list.
[quote][p][bold]scottie190[/bold] wrote: Well done lads with a bit of luck and a referee blinded by a premier league team. I think Wigan were the happiest to hear the final whistle onwards and upwards let's get on with the league. Suggest STFC supporters stick to what they know best feeding DeCanios need for publicity utciad[/p][/quote]Believe it or not, that ref is on the Premier League select list. Piston_Broke

4:50pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Highworth red says...

scottie190 wrote:
Well done lads with a bit of luck and a referee blinded by a premier league team. I think Wigan were the happiest to hear the final whistle
onwards and upwards let's get on with the league. Suggest STFC supporters stick to what they know best feeding DeCanios need for publicity utciad
Oh, Paolo will get plenty of publicity, especially over the next few weeks as we have 3 games live on Sky. How many do you have, but then people want to see real characters and quality football, don't they.
[quote][p][bold]scottie190[/bold] wrote: Well done lads with a bit of luck and a referee blinded by a premier league team. I think Wigan were the happiest to hear the final whistle onwards and upwards let's get on with the league. Suggest STFC supporters stick to what they know best feeding DeCanios need for publicity utciad[/p][/quote]Oh, Paolo will get plenty of publicity, especially over the next few weeks as we have 3 games live on Sky. How many do you have, but then people want to see real characters and quality football, don't they. Highworth red

6:24pm Wed 16 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Or perhaps sky have taken pitty on POOR little Swindon, since you are so SKINT. Man the buckets people.!!!!!!!!.
Or perhaps sky have taken pitty on POOR little Swindon, since you are so SKINT. Man the buckets people.!!!!!!!!. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

7:47pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Highworth red says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Or perhaps sky have taken pitty on POOR little Swindon, since you are so SKINT. Man the buckets people.!!!!!!!!.
Why do you think we are skint? We have wealthy owners, just because the chairman is trying to reign in Paolo's excessive spending does not mean we are skint. Big squad for a skint club and let's not forget, one that is above you in the league.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Or perhaps sky have taken pitty on POOR little Swindon, since you are so SKINT. Man the buckets people.!!!!!!!!.[/p][/quote]Why do you think we are skint? We have wealthy owners, just because the chairman is trying to reign in Paolo's excessive spending does not mean we are skint. Big squad for a skint club and let's not forget, one that is above you in the league. Highworth red

1:18pm Thu 17 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Highworth red wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Or perhaps sky have taken pitty on POOR little Swindon, since you are so SKINT. Man the buckets people.!!!!!!!!.
Why do you think we are skint? We have wealthy owners, just because the chairman is trying to reign in Paolo's excessive spending does not mean we are skint. Big squad for a skint club and let's not forget, one that is above you in the league.
Looks like you got an emphatic answer to that question on ur own site this morning. Dont you look foolish now.!!!!!!!. Forget the bucket collections, you will be needing skips now to get out of this mess. HAPPY DAYS.!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Or perhaps sky have taken pitty on POOR little Swindon, since you are so SKINT. Man the buckets people.!!!!!!!!.[/p][/quote]Why do you think we are skint? We have wealthy owners, just because the chairman is trying to reign in Paolo's excessive spending does not mean we are skint. Big squad for a skint club and let's not forget, one that is above you in the league.[/p][/quote]Looks like you got an emphatic answer to that question on ur own site this morning. Dont you look foolish now.!!!!!!!. Forget the bucket collections, you will be needing skips now to get out of this mess. HAPPY DAYS.!!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

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