Cherries: Jalal looking to stay top of the pecking order

Bournemouth Echo: BACK IN FAVOUR: Shwan Jalal at Hartlepool on Tuesday night BACK IN FAVOUR: Shwan Jalal at Hartlepool on Tuesday night

SHWAN Jalal is determined to retain the Cherries goalkeeping jersey and insists: I will never take it for granted.

Recalled stopper Jalal has extra motivation to keep his place in the starting line-up – because he knows how it feels to watch from the sidelines.

Boss Eddie Howe drafted in Jalal for his first League One start since September when he replaced David James for Cherries’ victory at Hartlepool on Tuesday night.

The 29-year-old is fully aware how quickly fortunes can change after experiencing both sides of selection decisions with Cherries in recent seasons, having previously lost his shirt to Darryl Flahavan and then James.

But resilient Jalal intends to use those painful memories as a driving factor in his bid to fend off hot competition from James, highly-rated new recruit Ryan Allsop, Flahavan and Benjamin Buchel.

The former Tottenham Hotspur trainee told the Daily Echo: “I can take heart from the fact I have had knockbacks but I have come back, worked hard and kept my head down.

“It has not always been plain sailing and it has tested me in terms of mentality. But, luckily enough, I have had Mossy (Neil Moss, goalkeeping coach) and my family driving me on.

“It is something I will never take for granted because this club is going places and there is always somebody there to step into your boots if you are not doing it right.

“This club is ambitious. It is going to be looking for a certain calibre of player so it is up to me to keep my place and make the spot hard to regain for anybody else.

“But, most of all, I want to enjoy my football, enjoy playing at Dean Court and being part of the team.”

Discussing his time out of the team, Jalal added: “It has been a test of character.

“I just had to go back to the drawing board and wait for my chance. Now I have got it, hopefully I will take it. I am determined to take it and looking forward to each game.”

Jalal’s return to Cherries’ league team came after he had impressed in the FA Cup third round defeat against Wigan. It also followed Cherries’ first third tier defeat since Howe’s appointment at Walsall on Saturday.

Speaking after the 2-1 victory over Hartlepool, Howe said: “I thought Shwan was excellent. I was very pleased with him on his return to the side.

“David is still very much part of our squad and will be going forward. He is very much a team player and very much wants us to achieve our goal of promotion.

“Sometimes, you have to make difficult decisions but it has been done with the best intentions.”

Comments (12)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:15am Thu 24 Jan 13

Fanfor45 says...

When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples?
When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples? Fanfor45

7:47am Thu 24 Jan 13

Wilkie says...

It's remarkable how he went from being such a reliable keeper and fans favourite under Eddie Howe to one that was mistake prone by the end of the play off season under Bradbury.

Let's not forget that a year ago he had back surgery to remove a herniated disc. This is the type of injury that forces nurses to retire and the operation does carry considerable risk of not being successful, so it really is quite something to see Jalal back.
It's remarkable how he went from being such a reliable keeper and fans favourite under Eddie Howe to one that was mistake prone by the end of the play off season under Bradbury. Let's not forget that a year ago he had back surgery to remove a herniated disc. This is the type of injury that forces nurses to retire and the operation does carry considerable risk of not being successful, so it really is quite something to see Jalal back. Wilkie

8:27am Thu 24 Jan 13

lofty1971 says...

5 goal keepers is two too many IMO, so there must be plans afoot.
5 goal keepers is two too many IMO, so there must be plans afoot. lofty1971

9:01am Thu 24 Jan 13

snake hips says...

B'mouths number 1.. bye bye james and flaphaven, Jalal is like pitman a confidence player and under eddies guidance we'll see the best of him again.
B'mouths number 1.. bye bye james and flaphaven, Jalal is like pitman a confidence player and under eddies guidance we'll see the best of him again. snake hips

9:08am Thu 24 Jan 13

CherryFarmer says...

For me, Jalal makes far to many mistakes and i'm sure there must be a better keeper in the 5 we have got. Yet another glaring mistake let Hartlepool back into the game on tuesday night and it is mistakes like that that could cost us dearly in the run in. No matter what anyone says, when a keeper gifts a goal to the opposition, the teams heads collectively go down. David James is well known for his gaffs but he is such a commanding figure at the back.....is it just coincidence that the long unbeaten spell and games without conceding occurred with him in goal (ok there is the Addison factor as well). Without comparing Ryan Allsop to Joe Hart, he was first team goalkeeper from a very early age (and at bigger clubs than ours) and look how the experience improved him and his confidence.....as the old adage goes....if you're good enough, you're old enough. Orient thought he was good enough....Eddie thought he was good enough or he wouldn't have bought him........stick him in goal now.
For me, Jalal makes far to many mistakes and i'm sure there must be a better keeper in the 5 we have got. Yet another glaring mistake let Hartlepool back into the game on tuesday night and it is mistakes like that that could cost us dearly in the run in. No matter what anyone says, when a keeper gifts a goal to the opposition, the teams heads collectively go down. David James is well known for his gaffs but he is such a commanding figure at the back.....is it just coincidence that the long unbeaten spell and games without conceding occurred with him in goal (ok there is the Addison factor as well). Without comparing Ryan Allsop to Joe Hart, he was first team goalkeeper from a very early age (and at bigger clubs than ours) and look how the experience improved him and his confidence.....as the old adage goes....if you're good enough, you're old enough. Orient thought he was good enough....Eddie thought he was good enough or he wouldn't have bought him........stick him in goal now. CherryFarmer

9:29am Thu 24 Jan 13

ducky24 says...

Why have we got 5 goalkeepers? I remember when we didn't have any any, and we had to load them in! Flahavan will never play for us again, so we may as well move him on. Jalal is now better than James. They both make mistakes, but so do the top keepers in the Premiership. Jalal knows that provided he starts to keep clean sheets the Goalkeeper spot will be his until the end of this season.
Why have we got 5 goalkeepers? I remember when we didn't have any any, and we had to load them in! Flahavan will never play for us again, so we may as well move him on. Jalal is now better than James. They both make mistakes, but so do the top keepers in the Premiership. Jalal knows that provided he starts to keep clean sheets the Goalkeeper spot will be his until the end of this season. ducky24

9:36am Thu 24 Jan 13

Luffbracherry says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples?
Agree entirely. Jalal performed heroics under Eddie previously and despite being dropped in favour of Flahavan, Jalal got his head down and worked hard to fight for his place.

t is a pity that Thomas does not have the same attitude
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples?[/p][/quote]Agree entirely. Jalal performed heroics under Eddie previously and despite being dropped in favour of Flahavan, Jalal got his head down and worked hard to fight for his place. t is a pity that Thomas does not have the same attitude Luffbracherry

10:22am Thu 24 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Luffbracherry wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples?
Agree entirely. Jalal performed heroics under Eddie previously and despite being dropped in favour of Flahavan, Jalal got his head down and worked hard to fight for his place.

t is a pity that Thomas does not have the same attitude
Afraid not mate. Shwan spat his dummy out and refused to sign his contract extension, and was subsequently transfer listed. After a stand-off of several months and no offers for him he backed down and signed his contract. Yes he has since got his head down, but he wasn't always the model professional.
[quote][p][bold]Luffbracherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples?[/p][/quote]Agree entirely. Jalal performed heroics under Eddie previously and despite being dropped in favour of Flahavan, Jalal got his head down and worked hard to fight for his place. t is a pity that Thomas does not have the same attitude[/p][/quote]Afraid not mate. Shwan spat his dummy out and refused to sign his contract extension, and was subsequently transfer listed. After a stand-off of several months and no offers for him he backed down and signed his contract. Yes he has since got his head down, but he wasn't always the model professional. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

12:02pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Luffbracherry says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Luffbracherry wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples?
Agree entirely. Jalal performed heroics under Eddie previously and despite being dropped in favour of Flahavan, Jalal got his head down and worked hard to fight for his place.

t is a pity that Thomas does not have the same attitude
Afraid not mate. Shwan spat his dummy out and refused to sign his contract extension, and was subsequently transfer listed. After a stand-off of several months and no offers for him he backed down and signed his contract. Yes he has since got his head down, but he wasn't always the model professional.
Acknowledge that Steady but at least he has stuck at it - made the effort and turned things around for himself. Thomas has not
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Luffbracherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples?[/p][/quote]Agree entirely. Jalal performed heroics under Eddie previously and despite being dropped in favour of Flahavan, Jalal got his head down and worked hard to fight for his place. t is a pity that Thomas does not have the same attitude[/p][/quote]Afraid not mate. Shwan spat his dummy out and refused to sign his contract extension, and was subsequently transfer listed. After a stand-off of several months and no offers for him he backed down and signed his contract. Yes he has since got his head down, but he wasn't always the model professional.[/p][/quote]Acknowledge that Steady but at least he has stuck at it - made the effort and turned things around for himself. Thomas has not Luffbracherry

2:10pm Thu 24 Jan 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

. . SHWAN, . . you have already taken it for granted when you refused to sign another contract....... That did not work did it. . . . . Good Luck for the rest of the season.
. . SHWAN, . . you have already taken it for granted when you refused to sign another contract....... That did not work did it. . . . . Good Luck for the rest of the season. RED LETTER DAY

10:39pm Thu 24 Jan 13

jakeysredd says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Luffbracherry wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples?
Agree entirely. Jalal performed heroics under Eddie previously and despite being dropped in favour of Flahavan, Jalal got his head down and worked hard to fight for his place.

t is a pity that Thomas does not have the same attitude
Afraid not mate. Shwan spat his dummy out and refused to sign his contract extension, and was subsequently transfer listed. After a stand-off of several months and no offers for him he backed down and signed his contract. Yes he has since got his head down, but he wasn't always the model professional.
Very strange that Mark Pugh has only recently signed a new contract, he didnt get dropped, ??
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Luffbracherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples?[/p][/quote]Agree entirely. Jalal performed heroics under Eddie previously and despite being dropped in favour of Flahavan, Jalal got his head down and worked hard to fight for his place. t is a pity that Thomas does not have the same attitude[/p][/quote]Afraid not mate. Shwan spat his dummy out and refused to sign his contract extension, and was subsequently transfer listed. After a stand-off of several months and no offers for him he backed down and signed his contract. Yes he has since got his head down, but he wasn't always the model professional.[/p][/quote]Very strange that Mark Pugh has only recently signed a new contract, he didnt get dropped, ?? jakeysredd

10:43pm Thu 24 Jan 13

jakeysredd says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Luffbracherry wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples?
Agree entirely. Jalal performed heroics under Eddie previously and despite being dropped in favour of Flahavan, Jalal got his head down and worked hard to fight for his place.

t is a pity that Thomas does not have the same attitude
Afraid not mate. Shwan spat his dummy out and refused to sign his contract extension, and was subsequently transfer listed. After a stand-off of several months and no offers for him he backed down and signed his contract. Yes he has since got his head down, but he wasn't always the model professional.
Very strange, Shwan didnt sign a new contract and gets dropped, Mark Pugh has only just siged a new deal and he didnt get dropped, ??
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Luffbracherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: When at the top of his form Shwan was/is a very good goalkeeper and is a far cry from the nervous player that started with us.( He used to make me feel how Addison makes me feel when HE plays in defence now.) Looks like Flahaven might be playing for Hav/W'looville in the near future the way things are going. Jalal/Allsop/Buchel in that pecking order with James helping Moss. Simples?[/p][/quote]Agree entirely. Jalal performed heroics under Eddie previously and despite being dropped in favour of Flahavan, Jalal got his head down and worked hard to fight for his place. t is a pity that Thomas does not have the same attitude[/p][/quote]Afraid not mate. Shwan spat his dummy out and refused to sign his contract extension, and was subsequently transfer listed. After a stand-off of several months and no offers for him he backed down and signed his contract. Yes he has since got his head down, but he wasn't always the model professional.[/p][/quote]Very strange, Shwan didnt sign a new contract and gets dropped, Mark Pugh has only just siged a new deal and he didnt get dropped, ?? jakeysredd

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree