Cherries: Keeper James linked with Iceland switch

OUT-of-favour Cherries keeper David James could be set to swap Dorset for Iceland after emerging as a possible target for top-flight outfit IBV.

The Sun today reported that the former England international had been invited to train with the Icelandic club by manager Hermann Hreidarsson.

Ex-Premier League defender Hreidarsson could try to persuade the veteran stopper to sign ahead of the start of his team's campaign in May.

Signed by Paul Groves in September, James penned a short-term deal with Cherries which is due to expire this summer.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe confirmed to the Daily Echo that he understood James had travelled to Iceland to check out IBV's set-up, with the 42-year-old a former team-mate of Hreidarsson's from their time together at Portsmouth.

James could have an eye on next season and first-team football having fallen down the pecking order at Dean Court last month.

A regular under Groves and during the early stages of Howe's reign, James has not featured since Shwan Jalal regained the number one jersey.

Jalal was drafted in for his first League One start since September when he replaced James for Cherries' victory at Hartlepool on January 22.

James has not been named on the bench since then with recent recruit Ryan Allsop a regular substitute following his move from Leyton Orient.

Vastly-experienced goalkeeper James has earned 53 England caps in a distinguished career which has also included spells with Watford, Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham, Man City, Portsmouth and Bristol City.

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7:58pm Fri 22 Feb 13

fletch for manager says...

Bye bye jameo
Bye bye jameo fletch for manager

8:15pm Fri 22 Feb 13

white 147 says...

Told you, he has been treated like **** from the club, but the reason he has not played is that they would have to offer him a new contract if he plays 1 more game. All this stuff eddie howe saying jalal was brought in for his football skills is totat rubbish but they will never admit that.
Told you, he has been treated like **** from the club, but the reason he has not played is that they would have to offer him a new contract if he plays 1 more game. All this stuff eddie howe saying jalal was brought in for his football skills is totat rubbish but they will never admit that. white 147

9:32pm Fri 22 Feb 13

jakeysredd says...

Good luck to him, must still have the ambition to still want to play , even in iceland, better than a tesco eleven I guess,
Good luck to him, must still have the ambition to still want to play , even in iceland, better than a tesco eleven I guess, jakeysredd

9:36pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Ashleyafcb says...

oh dad you went and put it on didnt you hahaha heard they wanted demouge but after horse was found in burgers they avoided a donkey
oh dad you went and put it on didnt you hahaha heard they wanted demouge but after horse was found in burgers they avoided a donkey Ashleyafcb

9:40pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Ashleyafcb says...

where is dorset blue ?? have not seen or heard from your boring anti bournemouth jealous ways for a day or two.
where is dorset blue ?? have not seen or heard from your boring anti bournemouth jealous ways for a day or two. Ashleyafcb

9:49pm Fri 22 Feb 13

fletch for manager says...

white 147 wrote:
Told you, he has been treated like **** from the club, but the reason he has not played is that they would have to offer him a new contract if he plays 1 more game. All this stuff eddie howe saying jalal was brought in for his football skills is totat rubbish but they will never admit that.
Heard that about the contract as well..
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: Told you, he has been treated like **** from the club, but the reason he has not played is that they would have to offer him a new contract if he plays 1 more game. All this stuff eddie howe saying jalal was brought in for his football skills is totat rubbish but they will never admit that.[/p][/quote]Heard that about the contract as well.. fletch for manager

9:51pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Ashleyafcb says...

white 147 wrote:
Told you, he has been treated like **** from the club, but the reason he has not played is that they would have to offer him a new contract if he plays 1 more game. All this stuff eddie howe saying jalal was brought in for his football skills is totat rubbish but they will never admit that.
Playing a 41 year old that's really heading for the future isnt it ??? not in our plans to carry old has been's he's been dropped like many of his catch's he was awful at times
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: Told you, he has been treated like **** from the club, but the reason he has not played is that they would have to offer him a new contract if he plays 1 more game. All this stuff eddie howe saying jalal was brought in for his football skills is totat rubbish but they will never admit that.[/p][/quote]Playing a 41 year old that's really heading for the future isnt it ??? not in our plans to carry old has been's he's been dropped like many of his catch's he was awful at times Ashleyafcb

1:35am Sat 23 Feb 13

joetheman says...

oh what short memories some fans and posters on here have,didnt notice any real complaints about age or ability when he played right through the unbeaten run.
oh what short memories some fans and posters on here have,didnt notice any real complaints about age or ability when he played right through the unbeaten run. joetheman

6:52am Sat 23 Feb 13

cheeriedriteup says...

white 147 wrote:
Told you, he has been treated like **** from the club, but the reason he has not played is that they would have to offer him a new contract if he plays 1 more game. All this stuff eddie howe saying jalal was brought in for his football skills is totat rubbish but they will never admit that.
Jalal , was treated bad in the first instance, he paid for he dross style of play under Groves
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: Told you, he has been treated like **** from the club, but the reason he has not played is that they would have to offer him a new contract if he plays 1 more game. All this stuff eddie howe saying jalal was brought in for his football skills is totat rubbish but they will never admit that.[/p][/quote]Jalal , was treated bad in the first instance, he paid for he dross style of play under Groves cheeriedriteup

6:57am Sat 23 Feb 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

It's no coincidence we went on that impressive run whilst Jamo was in goal! I personally would prefer him between the sticks to Jalal every time. I wish him all the best and if he does leave also thank him, he's been a decent pro and has been a decent chap to have around the place. Our club at times still amazes me, I suppose you have to be cut throat to succeed but you won't make many friends doing so!!
It's no coincidence we went on that impressive run whilst Jamo was in goal! I personally would prefer him between the sticks to Jalal every time. I wish him all the best and if he does leave also thank him, he's been a decent pro and has been a decent chap to have around the place. Our club at times still amazes me, I suppose you have to be cut throat to succeed but you won't make many friends doing so!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood

4:20pm Sat 23 Feb 13

DorsetBlues says...

Ha ha your bubble has burst already and your sliding down the league to where your church mice fans and team belong,oh I must say that Harry Arter is a #### and best you get rid of the arrogant little git. Come on you Blades!
Ha ha your bubble has burst already and your sliding down the league to where your church mice fans and team belong,oh I must say that Harry Arter is a #### and best you get rid of the arrogant little git. Come on you Blades! DorsetBlues

6:21pm Sat 23 Feb 13

paul.p says...

The start of the rot...I hope not...
The start of the rot...I hope not... paul.p

7:13pm Sat 23 Feb 13

jakeysredd says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Ha ha your bubble has burst already and your sliding down the league to where your church mice fans and team belong,oh I must say that Harry Arter is a #### and best you get rid of the arrogant little git. Come on you Blades!
How did you got on today *uckwit
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Ha ha your bubble has burst already and your sliding down the league to where your church mice fans and team belong,oh I must say that Harry Arter is a #### and best you get rid of the arrogant little git. Come on you Blades![/p][/quote]How did you got on today *uckwit jakeysredd

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