Perrett's Verdict: Hartlepool 1 Cherries 2

Bournemouth Echo: SPOT ON: Lewis Grabban scores from the penalty spot SPOT ON: Lewis Grabban scores from the penalty spot

THE last time Cherries claimed victory at Hartlepool, Eddie Howe was in the youth team at Dean Court and most of his players were either in nappies or at infants’ school.

Victoria Park has not been a happy hunting ground for Cherries since Efan Ekoku netted the only goal of the game to earn them a 1-0 win in February 1993.

However, the 20-year wait finally came to an end as Howe’s men registered a deserved success against bottom-placed Pools to climb back into the top six in League One.

The win, coupled with an outstanding team performance, was a fitting reward for the hardy 68 Cherries supporters who had endured a nightmare trek to the north east.

Beaten for the first time under Howe at Walsall on Saturday, it was also testament to the character of the players as they dug deep and showed their class to bounce back in style.

“The big thing was that we responded,” said Howe. “I said to the players before the game that good teams don’t lose two in a row. As disappointed as I was on Saturday, I was pleased tonight. The lads were brave on the ball, they passed it superbly and we had some great chances.”

Shwan Jalal, Dan Seaborne, Richard Hughes, Marc Pugh and Josh McQuoid all started for Cherries as Howe shook things up following the reverse at Walsall.

The headline team news saw goalkeeper Jalal drafted in for his first league start since September, the stopper replacing David James who was omitted from the squad.

New loan signing Seaborne was handed his debut for the club, the defender coming in for Steve Cook who was not involved due to his ongoing court case.

There was no place for Wes Thomas, who was also left behind.

Harry Arter had an early chance to test Pools goalkeeper Scott Flinders, only to fire his free-kick from a central position straight at the defensive wall.

Lewis Grabban squandered a glorious opportunity to draw first blood when he skied his shot over the top following a well-worked corner after six minutes.

And as the visitors continued to make all the early running, defender Tommy Elphick saw his header flash over the crossbar following a Charlie Daniels corner.

Middlesbrough loan striker Charlie Wyke carved out Pools’ first shooting chance after 12 minutes, his wayward strike failing to trouble Jalal.

Jalal had to be alert to prevent Jonathan Franks from opening the scoring in the 20th minute, the goalkeeper standing tall to beat away the striker’s effort after he had gone clear.

Cherries, however, were rewarded for their enterprising start when McQuoid headed home Eunan O’Kane’s inch-perfect cross after 28 minutes, his fifth goal of season.

Pools should have levelled soon after though when Ritchie Humphreys diverted a close-range header wide of the target with the goal gaping in front of him.

Apart from that one real scare, Cherries dominated the first half and perhaps should have reached the break leading by more than the solitary goal.

However, disaster struck for Cherries when Pools drew level courtesy of a goal from substitute Jack Baldwin five minutes into the second half.

The teenager profited after Jalal had misjudged a wind-assisted free-kick from Evan Horwood, the ball sailing over his head and coming back off the crossbar.

And the 19-year-old, recruited from non-league Faversham Town, reacted quickest and followed in to net the loose ball.

Cherries regained the lead from the spot, Grabban sending Flinders the wrong way after O’Kane’s mazy run had been ended by Sam Collins’s crude challenge.

And Arter drew a fine save from Flinders, the Pools goalkeeper diving acrobatically to his left to parry from the midfielder after he had raced into the 18-yard box from the halfway line.

Jalal atoned for his earlier error and preserved Cherries’ lead by pulling off a smart reaction save after Steve Howard had let fly from 10 yards.

Cherries though were worthy winners with O’Kane’s midfield masterclass earning him the man-of-the-match plaudits.

Cherries: Jalal 7.5, Francis 7.5, Seaborne 7.5, Elphick 7.5, Daniels 7.5 (Fogden, 90), Hughes 8, McQuoid 8, Arter 8, O’Kane 9, Pugh 7.5, Grabban 7.5 (Tubbs, 86).

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

Booked: Hughes.

Pools: Flinders, Austin, Collins, Hartley, Horwood, Walton (Poole, 67), Sweeney (Baldwin, 5), Humphreys, Franks, Howard (Monkhouse, 80), Wyke.

Unused subs: Luscombe, Holden, James, McHugh (g/k).

Attendance: 2,502 (including 68 visiting supporters).

Referee: Mick Russell (Hertfordshire).

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11:35pm Tue 22 Jan 13

pehf1rules says...

Another unhappy night for Jeff Stelling !!!! UTCIAD
Another unhappy night for Jeff Stelling !!!! UTCIAD pehf1rules
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11:41pm Tue 22 Jan 13

nicoAFCB says...

A decent three points to put us back in play offs! Not the most convincing win but a good win at a difficult place! UTC!
A decent three points to put us back in play offs! Not the most convincing win but a good win at a difficult place! UTC! nicoAFCB
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11:42pm Tue 22 Jan 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

. . Its good to get back on track again. . Well done you Cherries. . Its all set up nicely for the weekend...... Bring on Crew.
. . Its good to get back on track again. . Well done you Cherries. . Its all set up nicely for the weekend...... Bring on Crew. RED LETTER DAY
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12:31am Wed 23 Jan 13

ducky24 says...

Great win! And good that Brentford only drew above us. Glad that Thomas was left out. Has James upset Eddie? Not even on the bench? After all, Eddie didn't sign him. Still surprised by Hughes getting so many starts with young gun, Donaldo sat warming the bench every week. Still, we won so I guess Eddie knows best!
Great win! And good that Brentford only drew above us. Glad that Thomas was left out. Has James upset Eddie? Not even on the bench? After all, Eddie didn't sign him. Still surprised by Hughes getting so many starts with young gun, Donaldo sat warming the bench every week. Still, we won so I guess Eddie knows best! ducky24
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1:36am Wed 23 Jan 13

username is already in use says...

well done to the 68!
well done to the 68! username is already in use
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5:27am Wed 23 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Hats off to the 68 brave souls that made the trip, you got royally rewarded with a rare win in the North East.
Ok, we are now back in the play-off positions, so time to push on with another long unbeaten run. As supporters we must now "play our part" and get 100% behind the team. No doubt there will be more dissapointments ahead but the promotion dream is still very much alive, top 2 is certainly beyond this squad.
If Thomas goes, then so be it, it would appear his heart is not in the club anymore so maybe best to move on for his own benefit and ours, we cant afford any passangers which may be morale sapping in the long term.

KEEP THE FAITH and we will get our reward. UTCIAD
Hats off to the 68 brave souls that made the trip, you got royally rewarded with a rare win in the North East. Ok, we are now back in the play-off positions, so time to push on with another long unbeaten run. As supporters we must now "play our part" and get 100% behind the team. No doubt there will be more dissapointments ahead but the promotion dream is still very much alive, top 2 is certainly beyond this squad. If Thomas goes, then so be it, it would appear his heart is not in the club anymore so maybe best to move on for his own benefit and ours, we cant afford any passangers which may be morale sapping in the long term. KEEP THE FAITH and we will get our reward. UTCIAD STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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5:32am Wed 23 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Hats off to the 68 brave souls that made the trip, you got royally rewarded with a rare win in the North East.
Ok, we are now back in the play-off positions, so time to push on with another long unbeaten run. As supporters we must now "play our part" and get 100% behind the team. No doubt there will be more dissapointments ahead but the promotion dream is still very much alive, top 2 is certainly beyond this squad.
If Thomas goes, then so be it, it would appear his heart is not in the club anymore so maybe best to move on for his own benefit and ours, we cant afford any passangers which may be morale sapping in the long term.

KEEP THE FAITH and we will get our reward. UTCIAD
Oops. Should read certainly "NOT" beyond this squad.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Hats off to the 68 brave souls that made the trip, you got royally rewarded with a rare win in the North East. Ok, we are now back in the play-off positions, so time to push on with another long unbeaten run. As supporters we must now "play our part" and get 100% behind the team. No doubt there will be more dissapointments ahead but the promotion dream is still very much alive, top 2 is certainly beyond this squad. If Thomas goes, then so be it, it would appear his heart is not in the club anymore so maybe best to move on for his own benefit and ours, we cant afford any passangers which may be morale sapping in the long term. KEEP THE FAITH and we will get our reward. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Oops. Should read certainly "NOT" beyond this squad. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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6:34am Wed 23 Jan 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

ducky24 wrote:
Great win! And good that Brentford only drew above us. Glad that Thomas was left out. Has James upset Eddie? Not even on the bench? After all, Eddie didn't sign him. Still surprised by Hughes getting so many starts with young gun, Donaldo sat warming the bench every week. Still, we won so I guess Eddie knows best!
Well played boys and very well done the supporters who travelled all that way!

I would also like to see Donal-do get some game time he is being a patient lad (unlike some errant strikers) and surely has to merit some game time?

Bring on Crewe to continue Unbeaten Run Pt II we need to keep picking up 3pts in the next couple of games.

UTC!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ducky24[/bold] wrote: Great win! And good that Brentford only drew above us. Glad that Thomas was left out. Has James upset Eddie? Not even on the bench? After all, Eddie didn't sign him. Still surprised by Hughes getting so many starts with young gun, Donaldo sat warming the bench every week. Still, we won so I guess Eddie knows best![/p][/quote]Well played boys and very well done the supporters who travelled all that way! I would also like to see Donal-do get some game time he is being a patient lad (unlike some errant strikers) and surely has to merit some game time? Bring on Crewe to continue Unbeaten Run Pt II we need to keep picking up 3pts in the next couple of games. UTC!!!! TedMacsCherryPants
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7:26am Wed 23 Jan 13

alasdair1967 says...

Well done to the cherries and the hardy 68 die hardship who made the long trip ,just the result we wanted to see to bounce back from defeat and to win at a ground where we have not won at in 20 years makes it even better
Well done to the cherries and the hardy 68 die hardship who made the long trip ,just the result we wanted to see to bounce back from defeat and to win at a ground where we have not won at in 20 years makes it even better alasdair1967
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7:38am Wed 23 Jan 13

nonnogeppetto says...

A great win to put us back on course. Good job that the game was not called off!!

Roll on Saturday.UTCIAD
A great win to put us back on course. Good job that the game was not called off!! Roll on Saturday.UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
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8:27am Wed 23 Jan 13

Luffbracherry says...

Delighted that the team has bounced back.- at least the pressure of continuing an beaten run has been lifted and we can go again

As long as we concentrate on trying to win each game as it comes without worrying too much about league position, we will be fine

This approach served Eddie well in the Great Escape 2 and can work again to help get us promoted

PS Smhinto - you need to believe and have a lot more faith in Eddie and the team
Delighted that the team has bounced back.- at least the pressure of continuing an beaten run has been lifted and we can go again As long as we concentrate on trying to win each game as it comes without worrying too much about league position, we will be fine This approach served Eddie well in the Great Escape 2 and can work again to help get us promoted PS Smhinto - you need to believe and have a lot more faith in Eddie and the team Luffbracherry
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8:34am Wed 23 Jan 13

AFCBade says...

Great win because although only playing the bottom team Hartlepool away in January is never easy. Shame we didn't get more goals from the chances created. Some bold decisions by Eddie which paid off. MK dons away a week Saturday looks a key game for us
Great win because although only playing the bottom team Hartlepool away in January is never easy. Shame we didn't get more goals from the chances created. Some bold decisions by Eddie which paid off. MK dons away a week Saturday looks a key game for us AFCBade
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8:38am Wed 23 Jan 13

wookj1 says...

Excellent decision by Eddie to shake things up after the disapointment of Saturday.
I guess those miserable souls still picking on Thomas are the same folks who gave abuse to Groves, Cummins, Danny Ings, Bradbury etc etc.
Concentrating on the positives, a good debut by Daniel Seabourne, and a much better balance in midfield.
Three excellent points, and ten more wins will see us in the play-offs.
Well done all.
Excellent decision by Eddie to shake things up after the disapointment of Saturday. I guess those miserable souls still picking on Thomas are the same folks who gave abuse to Groves, Cummins, Danny Ings, Bradbury etc etc. Concentrating on the positives, a good debut by Daniel Seabourne, and a much better balance in midfield. Three excellent points, and ten more wins will see us in the play-offs. Well done all. wookj1
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8:40am Wed 23 Jan 13

Deejaycee says...

The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning.
The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning. Deejaycee
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8:48am Wed 23 Jan 13

Piston_Broke says...

O'Kane Man of the Match again. He's making a habit of that. A big well done to the team, and an even bigger well done to those who made the journey to Teeside. That's loyal!
O'Kane Man of the Match again. He's making a habit of that. A big well done to the team, and an even bigger well done to those who made the journey to Teeside. That's loyal! Piston_Broke
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9:08am Wed 23 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

wookj1 wrote:
Excellent decision by Eddie to shake things up after the disapointment of Saturday.
I guess those miserable souls still picking on Thomas are the same folks who gave abuse to Groves, Cummins, Danny Ings, Bradbury etc etc.
Concentrating on the positives, a good debut by Daniel Seabourne, and a much better balance in midfield.
Three excellent points, and ten more wins will see us in the play-offs.
Well done all.
Wook, everyone has their favourite players, the fact of the matter is that this season we have had far more sucess on the pitch without Wes Thomas in the team, he was off the scene for 8 weeks out on loan. Unfortunately Wes has made no secret of his desire to move on and perhaps that might be best for all parties.
On a more positive note, it was great to see the lads returning to winning ways again and long may it continue.!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]wookj1[/bold] wrote: Excellent decision by Eddie to shake things up after the disapointment of Saturday. I guess those miserable souls still picking on Thomas are the same folks who gave abuse to Groves, Cummins, Danny Ings, Bradbury etc etc. Concentrating on the positives, a good debut by Daniel Seabourne, and a much better balance in midfield. Three excellent points, and ten more wins will see us in the play-offs. Well done all.[/p][/quote]Wook, everyone has their favourite players, the fact of the matter is that this season we have had far more sucess on the pitch without Wes Thomas in the team, he was off the scene for 8 weeks out on loan. Unfortunately Wes has made no secret of his desire to move on and perhaps that might be best for all parties. On a more positive note, it was great to see the lads returning to winning ways again and long may it continue.!!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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9:55am Wed 23 Jan 13

smhinto says...

Deejaycee wrote:
The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning.
Not At all - A fine win and result.
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You should note that my prediction of a 2-0 defeat was based on the news that Pugh, Arter, and Thomas were presumed injured. The fact that they did play changed the balance of the side and affected the result.
.
If they had played at Walsall on Saturday the result may well have been different.
.
Well done Ed and the players.
.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]Deejaycee[/bold] wrote: The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning.[/p][/quote]Not At all - A fine win and result. . You should note that my prediction of a 2-0 defeat was based on the news that Pugh, Arter, and Thomas were presumed injured. The fact that they did play changed the balance of the side and affected the result. . If they had played at Walsall on Saturday the result may well have been different. . Well done Ed and the players. . Regards smhinto
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10:46am Wed 23 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

I love the way bit by little bit Eddie is sorting out the squad. A far from easy task AND trying to keep a very successful run going. I've always preferred Jalal, and he now needs to push on and gain his confidence to revert back to the backbone of the team he was in the past. This is still a work in progress, but 3 vital points last night at a very difficult place to get them from was another achievement. No easy games now, everyone will want our scalps. Thanks to the £10 ticket I'll be there Saturday, I can't wait!!! UTCIAD
I love the way bit by little bit Eddie is sorting out the squad. A far from easy task AND trying to keep a very successful run going. I've always preferred Jalal, and he now needs to push on and gain his confidence to revert back to the backbone of the team he was in the past. This is still a work in progress, but 3 vital points last night at a very difficult place to get them from was another achievement. No easy games now, everyone will want our scalps. Thanks to the £10 ticket I'll be there Saturday, I can't wait!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
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11:09am Wed 23 Jan 13

BH1 loyal says...

ducky24 wrote:
Great win! And good that Brentford only drew above us. Glad that Thomas was left out. Has James upset Eddie? Not even on the bench? After all, Eddie didn't sign him. Still surprised by Hughes getting so many starts with young gun, Donaldo sat warming the bench every week. Still, we won so I guess Eddie knows best!
What would you have done played Donal holding midfield ?
[quote][p][bold]ducky24[/bold] wrote: Great win! And good that Brentford only drew above us. Glad that Thomas was left out. Has James upset Eddie? Not even on the bench? After all, Eddie didn't sign him. Still surprised by Hughes getting so many starts with young gun, Donaldo sat warming the bench every week. Still, we won so I guess Eddie knows best![/p][/quote]What would you have done played Donal holding midfield ? BH1 loyal
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11:22am Wed 23 Jan 13

Local fan says...

In addition to the fantastic 68 a special ongoing thanks should be give to the Radio Solent and Echo teams who travel the country, and the club stalwarts like Mick Cunningham. Last night was a long way to go in bad winter weather and we were treated to great radio and Neil's excellent article posted at 11.25 pm. We are very fortunate.
In addition to the fantastic 68 a special ongoing thanks should be give to the Radio Solent and Echo teams who travel the country, and the club stalwarts like Mick Cunningham. Last night was a long way to go in bad winter weather and we were treated to great radio and Neil's excellent article posted at 11.25 pm. We are very fortunate. Local fan
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11:32am Wed 23 Jan 13

lofty1971 says...

smhinto wrote:
Deejaycee wrote:
The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning.
Not At all - A fine win and result.
.
You should note that my prediction of a 2-0 defeat was based on the news that Pugh, Arter, and Thomas were presumed injured. The fact that they did play changed the balance of the side and affected the result.
.
If they had played at Walsall on Saturday the result may well have been different.
.
Well done Ed and the players.
.
Regards
We look forward to your positive prediction for Saturday ;0)
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deejaycee[/bold] wrote: The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning.[/p][/quote]Not At all - A fine win and result. . You should note that my prediction of a 2-0 defeat was based on the news that Pugh, Arter, and Thomas were presumed injured. The fact that they did play changed the balance of the side and affected the result. . If they had played at Walsall on Saturday the result may well have been different. . Well done Ed and the players. . Regards[/p][/quote]We look forward to your positive prediction for Saturday ;0) lofty1971
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11:33am Wed 23 Jan 13

cherrychris75 says...

Great win last night. 3pts and back in playoffs.
BBC website says Thomas has asked t move and Eddie has agreed. Cant understand why he had game time over Tubbs anyway but lets hope we get a proper fee i it's championship he ends up at. Also, Eddie said that James was dropped because of his distribution but still has a part to play on pitch and coaching. Says it all about Eddie, not afraid to make big decisions. Looking forward to Crewe now
Great win last night. 3pts and back in playoffs. BBC website says Thomas has asked t move and Eddie has agreed. Cant understand why he had game time over Tubbs anyway but lets hope we get a proper fee i it's championship he ends up at. Also, Eddie said that James was dropped because of his distribution but still has a part to play on pitch and coaching. Says it all about Eddie, not afraid to make big decisions. Looking forward to Crewe now cherrychris75
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11:48am Wed 23 Jan 13

andyjb10 says...

smhinto wrote:
Deejaycee wrote:
The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning.
Not At all - A fine win and result.
.
You should note that my prediction of a 2-0 defeat was based on the news that Pugh, Arter, and Thomas were presumed injured. The fact that they did play changed the balance of the side and affected the result.
.
If they had played at Walsall on Saturday the result may well have been different.
.
Well done Ed and the players.
.
Regards
They didn't all play though so your point is null and void.

Stop coming out with all these stupid predictions and start having some faith on the time.

You are making yorself seem a bit silly to be honest.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deejaycee[/bold] wrote: The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning.[/p][/quote]Not At all - A fine win and result. . You should note that my prediction of a 2-0 defeat was based on the news that Pugh, Arter, and Thomas were presumed injured. The fact that they did play changed the balance of the side and affected the result. . If they had played at Walsall on Saturday the result may well have been different. . Well done Ed and the players. . Regards[/p][/quote]They didn't all play though so your point is null and void. Stop coming out with all these stupid predictions and start having some faith on the time. You are making yorself seem a bit silly to be honest. andyjb10
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11:58am Wed 23 Jan 13

Piston_Broke says...

andyjb10 wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Deejaycee wrote:
The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning.
Not At all - A fine win and result.
.
You should note that my prediction of a 2-0 defeat was based on the news that Pugh, Arter, and Thomas were presumed injured. The fact that they did play changed the balance of the side and affected the result.
.
If they had played at Walsall on Saturday the result may well have been different.
.
Well done Ed and the players.
.
Regards
They didn't all play though so your point is null and void.

Stop coming out with all these stupid predictions and start having some faith on the time.

You are making yorself seem a bit silly to be honest.
No point wasting your time rattling his cage - he'd swear black was white if it meant he believed he was right. In truth, I hope he keeps predicting defeats if the boys keep getting results.
[quote][p][bold]andyjb10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deejaycee[/bold] wrote: The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning.[/p][/quote]Not At all - A fine win and result. . You should note that my prediction of a 2-0 defeat was based on the news that Pugh, Arter, and Thomas were presumed injured. The fact that they did play changed the balance of the side and affected the result. . If they had played at Walsall on Saturday the result may well have been different. . Well done Ed and the players. . Regards[/p][/quote]They didn't all play though so your point is null and void. Stop coming out with all these stupid predictions and start having some faith on the time. You are making yorself seem a bit silly to be honest.[/p][/quote]No point wasting your time rattling his cage - he'd swear black was white if it meant he believed he was right. In truth, I hope he keeps predicting defeats if the boys keep getting results. Piston_Broke
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12:05pm Wed 23 Jan 13

abc100 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
I love the way bit by little bit Eddie is sorting out the squad. A far from easy task AND trying to keep a very successful run going. I've always preferred Jalal, and he now needs to push on and gain his confidence to revert back to the backbone of the team he was in the past. This is still a work in progress, but 3 vital points last night at a very difficult place to get them from was another achievement. No easy games now, everyone will want our scalps. Thanks to the £10 ticket I'll be there Saturday, I can't wait!!! UTCIAD
Shame us season ticket holders don't get a discount for the game
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: I love the way bit by little bit Eddie is sorting out the squad. A far from easy task AND trying to keep a very successful run going. I've always preferred Jalal, and he now needs to push on and gain his confidence to revert back to the backbone of the team he was in the past. This is still a work in progress, but 3 vital points last night at a very difficult place to get them from was another achievement. No easy games now, everyone will want our scalps. Thanks to the £10 ticket I'll be there Saturday, I can't wait!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Shame us season ticket holders don't get a discount for the game abc100
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12:24pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Local fan wrote:
In addition to the fantastic 68 a special ongoing thanks should be give to the Radio Solent and Echo teams who travel the country, and the club stalwarts like Mick Cunningham. Last night was a long way to go in bad winter weather and we were treated to great radio and Neil's excellent article posted at 11.25 pm. We are very fortunate.
It's their job! They don't do it for peanuts.....
[quote][p][bold]Local fan[/bold] wrote: In addition to the fantastic 68 a special ongoing thanks should be give to the Radio Solent and Echo teams who travel the country, and the club stalwarts like Mick Cunningham. Last night was a long way to go in bad winter weather and we were treated to great radio and Neil's excellent article posted at 11.25 pm. We are very fortunate.[/p][/quote]It's their job! They don't do it for peanuts..... Mike Oxbig
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12:26pm Wed 23 Jan 13

DorsetBlues says...

68 fans good on those that went but is that all you take away ?
68 fans good on those that went but is that all you take away ? DorsetBlues
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12:38pm Wed 23 Jan 13

redNblack says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
68 fans good on those that went but is that all you take away ?
...work got in the way for most of us. We have great away support — real, dedicated fans who go when they can and the 68 a real credit to our club. We took 2713 to Wigan by the way.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: 68 fans good on those that went but is that all you take away ?[/p][/quote]...work got in the way for most of us. We have great away support — real, dedicated fans who go when they can and the 68 a real credit to our club. We took 2713 to Wigan by the way. redNblack
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12:44pm Wed 23 Jan 13

scottie190 says...

Congratulations to the hardy 68 who braved the terrible weather to support the lads. Well done the team you played well. Roll on Saturday and Crewe, let's hope for 3 points. Utciad
Congratulations to the hardy 68 who braved the terrible weather to support the lads. Well done the team you played well. Roll on Saturday and Crewe, let's hope for 3 points. Utciad scottie190
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12:58pm Wed 23 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Oh look who's back, the retard from Swanage. On a freezing cold tuesday night in January- 650 mile round trip, what else would you expect.?????
Were you at Fratton back in August.????. Our support that day wasn't to shabby was it.????. And many will you lot be taking to Morcombe, Fleetwood and Accrington next season, assuming you still have a club. If not it's Basingstoke, Dorchester & Eastleigh for you. Wow does life get any better.???.
Oh look who's back, the retard from Swanage. On a freezing cold tuesday night in January- 650 mile round trip, what else would you expect.????? Were you at Fratton back in August.????. Our support that day wasn't to shabby was it.????. And many will you lot be taking to Morcombe, Fleetwood and Accrington next season, assuming you still have a club. If not it's Basingstoke, Dorchester & Eastleigh for you. Wow does life get any better.???. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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1:00pm Wed 23 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Oh look who's back, the retard from Swanage. On a freezing cold tuesday night in January- 650 mile round trip, what else would you expect.?????
Were you at Fratton back in August.????. Our support that day wasn't to shabby was it.????. And many will you lot be taking to Morcombe, Fleetwood and Accrington next season, assuming you still have a club. If not it's Basingstoke, Dorchester & Eastleigh for you. Wow does life get any better.???.
Sorry, that was just for you Dorsetblues.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: Oh look who's back, the retard from Swanage. On a freezing cold tuesday night in January- 650 mile round trip, what else would you expect.????? Were you at Fratton back in August.????. Our support that day wasn't to shabby was it.????. And many will you lot be taking to Morcombe, Fleetwood and Accrington next season, assuming you still have a club. If not it's Basingstoke, Dorchester & Eastleigh for you. Wow does life get any better.???.[/p][/quote]Sorry, that was just for you Dorsetblues. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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1:45pm Wed 23 Jan 13

nonnogeppetto says...

I thought Thomas was left at home last night!!!! Was there a Thomas on the field for us!! nooooooooooooooooo
I thought Thomas was left at home last night!!!! Was there a Thomas on the field for us!! nooooooooooooooooo nonnogeppetto
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2:16pm Wed 23 Jan 13

smhinto says...

Piston_Broke wrote:
andyjb10 wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Deejaycee wrote: The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning.
Not At all - A fine win and result. . You should note that my prediction of a 2-0 defeat was based on the news that Pugh, Arter, and Thomas were presumed injured. The fact that they did play changed the balance of the side and affected the result. . If they had played at Walsall on Saturday the result may well have been different. . Well done Ed and the players. . Regards
They didn't all play though so your point is null and void. Stop coming out with all these stupid predictions and start having some faith on the time. You are making yorself seem a bit silly to be honest.
No point wasting your time rattling his cage - he'd swear black was white if it meant he believed he was right. In truth, I hope he keeps predicting defeats if the boys keep getting results.
I can only assume then some of you people seem to think that having people like Arter and Pugh missing from the side will not make any difference at all ????.
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It showed what a difference it made against Walsall when Pugh was not playing and with Aeter going off.
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I feel sure that if these two were playing last night the result could have been a lot different.
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Please try to think folks
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Injuries can break ruin your season as we have seen many times over the years.
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I stand my comments.
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Regards
[quote][p][bold]Piston_Broke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyjb10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deejaycee[/bold] wrote: The guy from Lincoln is keeping a low profile this morning.[/p][/quote]Not At all - A fine win and result. . You should note that my prediction of a 2-0 defeat was based on the news that Pugh, Arter, and Thomas were presumed injured. The fact that they did play changed the balance of the side and affected the result. . If they had played at Walsall on Saturday the result may well have been different. . Well done Ed and the players. . Regards[/p][/quote]They didn't all play though so your point is null and void. Stop coming out with all these stupid predictions and start having some faith on the time. You are making yorself seem a bit silly to be honest.[/p][/quote]No point wasting your time rattling his cage - he'd swear black was white if it meant he believed he was right. In truth, I hope he keeps predicting defeats if the boys keep getting results.[/p][/quote]I can only assume then some of you people seem to think that having people like Arter and Pugh missing from the side will not make any difference at all ????. . It showed what a difference it made against Walsall when Pugh was not playing and with Aeter going off. . I feel sure that if these two were playing last night the result could have been a lot different. . Please try to think folks . Injuries can break ruin your season as we have seen many times over the years. . I stand my comments. . Regards smhinto
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2:58pm Wed 23 Jan 13

cherriesfan says...

Can anyone please explain what the H*** that Smhinto is on about? Pugh and Arter played although clearly Thomas does not wish to play for us and I am sure will be off shortly. He seems to make strange comments which to me never seem to stack up, everything he posts is always wrong. To go to Hartlepool on such an awful night and come away with 3 points is a fantastic performance and deserves nothing but praise, not more neagative comments.
Can anyone please explain what the H*** that Smhinto is on about? Pugh and Arter played although clearly Thomas does not wish to play for us and I am sure will be off shortly. He seems to make strange comments which to me never seem to stack up, everything he posts is always wrong. To go to Hartlepool on such an awful night and come away with 3 points is a fantastic performance and deserves nothing but praise, not more neagative comments. cherriesfan
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3:11pm Wed 23 Jan 13

redNblack says...

From Sky Sports:

Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth forward Wes Thomas

Sky Sports understands that Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas.

The 25-year-old has spent time in the Championship this season during a loan spell at Blackpool.

Part of his time at Bloomfield Road saw him working under Michael Appleton, and it is understood that the now Blackburn boss is also keen on doing a deal.

It is, however, Rovers' Lancashire rivals Burnley who have made the first move.

The Clarets have spent much of the winter window fending off reported interest in a frontman of their own - Charlie Austin.

There is no suggestion that Thomas is being lined up as a replacement for Austin, with Sean Dyche more concerned about bolstering his ranks ahead of a potential promotion push.
From Sky Sports: Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth forward Wes Thomas Sky Sports understands that Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas. The 25-year-old has spent time in the Championship this season during a loan spell at Blackpool. Part of his time at Bloomfield Road saw him working under Michael Appleton, and it is understood that the now Blackburn boss is also keen on doing a deal. It is, however, Rovers' Lancashire rivals Burnley who have made the first move. The Clarets have spent much of the winter window fending off reported interest in a frontman of their own - Charlie Austin. There is no suggestion that Thomas is being lined up as a replacement for Austin, with Sean Dyche more concerned about bolstering his ranks ahead of a potential promotion push. redNblack
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3:39pm Wed 23 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

redNblack wrote:
From Sky Sports:

Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth forward Wes Thomas

Sky Sports understands that Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas.

The 25-year-old has spent time in the Championship this season during a loan spell at Blackpool.

Part of his time at Bloomfield Road saw him working under Michael Appleton, and it is understood that the now Blackburn boss is also keen on doing a deal.

It is, however, Rovers' Lancashire rivals Burnley who have made the first move.

The Clarets have spent much of the winter window fending off reported interest in a frontman of their own - Charlie Austin.

There is no suggestion that Thomas is being lined up as a replacement for Austin, with Sean Dyche more concerned about bolstering his ranks ahead of a potential promotion push.
Great. Hopefully a straight swap for Marvin Bartley is on the cards. Wes Thomas initially was a good signing but sadly i think he becme disillusioned when afcb began signing players on bigger salaries, and he felt left out. As he is seemingly unhappy it would be prudent to let him go if the deal is right.!!!!!. Has been rumoured that we are after Bradley Wright-Phillips who is out of favour at Charlton.
[quote][p][bold]redNblack[/bold] wrote: From Sky Sports: Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth forward Wes Thomas Sky Sports understands that Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas. The 25-year-old has spent time in the Championship this season during a loan spell at Blackpool. Part of his time at Bloomfield Road saw him working under Michael Appleton, and it is understood that the now Blackburn boss is also keen on doing a deal. It is, however, Rovers' Lancashire rivals Burnley who have made the first move. The Clarets have spent much of the winter window fending off reported interest in a frontman of their own - Charlie Austin. There is no suggestion that Thomas is being lined up as a replacement for Austin, with Sean Dyche more concerned about bolstering his ranks ahead of a potential promotion push.[/p][/quote]Great. Hopefully a straight swap for Marvin Bartley is on the cards. Wes Thomas initially was a good signing but sadly i think he becme disillusioned when afcb began signing players on bigger salaries, and he felt left out. As he is seemingly unhappy it would be prudent to let him go if the deal is right.!!!!!. Has been rumoured that we are after Bradley Wright-Phillips who is out of favour at Charlton. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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4:49pm Wed 23 Jan 13

O'Reilly says...

Blimey! Efan 1993.....memories for an old fella.....zzzzz
Blimey! Efan 1993.....memories for an old fella.....zzzzz O'Reilly
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5:20pm Wed 23 Jan 13

babyduck says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
redNblack wrote:
From Sky Sports:

Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth forward Wes Thomas

Sky Sports understands that Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas.

The 25-year-old has spent time in the Championship this season during a loan spell at Blackpool.

Part of his time at Bloomfield Road saw him working under Michael Appleton, and it is understood that the now Blackburn boss is also keen on doing a deal.

It is, however, Rovers' Lancashire rivals Burnley who have made the first move.

The Clarets have spent much of the winter window fending off reported interest in a frontman of their own - Charlie Austin.

There is no suggestion that Thomas is being lined up as a replacement for Austin, with Sean Dyche more concerned about bolstering his ranks ahead of a potential promotion push.
Great. Hopefully a straight swap for Marvin Bartley is on the cards. Wes Thomas initially was a good signing but sadly i think he becme disillusioned when afcb began signing players on bigger salaries, and he felt left out. As he is seemingly unhappy it would be prudent to let him go if the deal is right.!!!!!. Has been rumoured that we are after Bradley Wright-Phillips who is out of favour at Charlton.
That would be an excellent bit of business . Bartley for Thomas .
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redNblack[/bold] wrote: From Sky Sports: Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth forward Wes Thomas Sky Sports understands that Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas. The 25-year-old has spent time in the Championship this season during a loan spell at Blackpool. Part of his time at Bloomfield Road saw him working under Michael Appleton, and it is understood that the now Blackburn boss is also keen on doing a deal. It is, however, Rovers' Lancashire rivals Burnley who have made the first move. The Clarets have spent much of the winter window fending off reported interest in a frontman of their own - Charlie Austin. There is no suggestion that Thomas is being lined up as a replacement for Austin, with Sean Dyche more concerned about bolstering his ranks ahead of a potential promotion push.[/p][/quote]Great. Hopefully a straight swap for Marvin Bartley is on the cards. Wes Thomas initially was a good signing but sadly i think he becme disillusioned when afcb began signing players on bigger salaries, and he felt left out. As he is seemingly unhappy it would be prudent to let him go if the deal is right.!!!!!. Has been rumoured that we are after Bradley Wright-Phillips who is out of favour at Charlton.[/p][/quote]That would be an excellent bit of business . Bartley for Thomas . babyduck
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6:44pm Wed 23 Jan 13

mossy 1 says...

redNblack wrote:
From Sky Sports: Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth forward Wes Thomas Sky Sports understands that Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas. The 25-year-old has spent time in the Championship this season during a loan spell at Blackpool. Part of his time at Bloomfield Road saw him working under Michael Appleton, and it is understood that the now Blackburn boss is also keen on doing a deal. It is, however, Rovers' Lancashire rivals Burnley who have made the first move. The Clarets have spent much of the winter window fending off reported interest in a frontman of their own - Charlie Austin. There is no suggestion that Thomas is being lined up as a replacement for Austin, with Sean Dyche more concerned about bolstering his ranks ahead of a potential promotion push.
Nice to see someone posting entire articles for our perusal so we know what it is about as opposed to those who just post links (eg.- www/yougoogltwitface
358tgde/footy/)and expect us to get excited without an inkling of what it`s about.As it is almost of these links didn`t work on my pc so now I don`t bother following up,and judging by the lack of reply/comments on said links neither does anyone else.
[quote][p][bold]redNblack[/bold] wrote: From Sky Sports: Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth forward Wes Thomas Sky Sports understands that Burnley have lodged a bid for Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas. The 25-year-old has spent time in the Championship this season during a loan spell at Blackpool. Part of his time at Bloomfield Road saw him working under Michael Appleton, and it is understood that the now Blackburn boss is also keen on doing a deal. It is, however, Rovers' Lancashire rivals Burnley who have made the first move. The Clarets have spent much of the winter window fending off reported interest in a frontman of their own - Charlie Austin. There is no suggestion that Thomas is being lined up as a replacement for Austin, with Sean Dyche more concerned about bolstering his ranks ahead of a potential promotion push.[/p][/quote]Nice to see someone posting entire articles for our perusal so we know what it is about as opposed to those who just post links (eg.- www/yougoogltwitface 358tgde/footy/)and expect us to get excited without an inkling of what it`s about.As it is almost of these links didn`t work on my pc so now I don`t bother following up,and judging by the lack of reply/comments on said links neither does anyone else. mossy 1
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10:30am Thu 24 Jan 13

_mooch_ says...

You must be Efan Ekoku !!!!!!!!!!!
You must be Efan Ekoku !!!!!!!!!!! _mooch_
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