Cherries: We need to take more risks claims Ritchie

GOAL THREAT: Matt Ritchie has faith in strike force

GOAL THREAT: Matt Ritchie has faith in strike force

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MATT Ritchie insists Cherries have the firepower to overcome defensive Dean Court opponents but admits they need to take more risks.

The Cherries star expects visiting teams to continue piling men behind the ball in a bid to stifle the Dorset outfit’s attacking threats.

Cherries were unable to plot a route through a resilient and solid Sheffield United team as they suffered a frustrating 1-0 home defeat on Saturday.

It was the first time Cherries had failed to hit the net in a League One match on home territory since Howe succeeded Paul Groves.

The promotion hopefuls had previously flexed their muscles by rising to the top of the division’s goalscoring charts by netting 57 times this season.

And Ritchie, a big-money signing from Swindon Town during the January transfer window, is confident they can add plenty to that tally in the face of resolute rivals.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s home clash with Coventry (7.45pm), Ritchie told the Daily Echo: “Everyone knows we like to play football, we like to pass it out from the back and we have got a good scoring record.

“Teams will be aware of that and be very cautious about how they play when they come here.”

Asked how Cherries could go about getting past durable opponents, Ritchie replied: “I think you have just got to take a few more risks.

“In the final third, maybe take a few more risks and try to make that final pass the right pass and make good decisions, and I am sure the goals will come.

“The quality in the squad is unbelievable for this league. There are goals from all over the pitch.

“If everyone can keep chipping in and scoring goals, I am sure we can all kick on together.”

Since joining Cherries, Ritchie has been asked to fill in at left-back as well as being utilised in his preferred position on the right wing.

With Charlie Daniels still missing due to a foot injury, former Pompey ace Ritchie says he is happy to help.

He added: “The gaffer asked me to play there and I said that as long as I am on the pitch, I will be happy.

“I don’t mind where I play.

“Ideally, I am a right or left midfielder but if the gaffer needs me to play left-back and do a job for the team, I will do my best.”

Meanwhile, manager Howe reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash with eighth-placed Coventry.

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7:34am Tue 26 Feb 13

kangman2012 says...

I think maybe Eddie should revert to playing MR at left-back overlapping with MP on the left-wing with RF running the right-wing. Just those three alone should bamboozle Coventry's defence with quality service to our strikers and able back-up from midfield. 3 points tonight boys - UTC!
I think maybe Eddie should revert to playing MR at left-back overlapping with MP on the left-wing with RF running the right-wing. Just those three alone should bamboozle Coventry's defence with quality service to our strikers and able back-up from midfield. 3 points tonight boys - UTC! kangman2012
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7:47am Tue 26 Feb 13

Mike Oxbig says...

I wonder what timescale our beloved comrades have in mind for keeping an interest in our club. When we don't go up this year, Heaven help us if they decide to walk.
I wonder what timescale our beloved comrades have in mind for keeping an interest in our club. When we don't go up this year, Heaven help us if they decide to walk. Mike Oxbig
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8:12am Tue 26 Feb 13

smhinto says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
I wonder what timescale our beloved comrades have in mind for keeping an interest in our club. When we don't go up this year, Heaven help us if they decide to walk.
Agreed - We have all seen this happen to other clubs when chairmen with cash suddenly get bored. i.e the 'BOOM AND BUST' syndrome.
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I do hope thay are in for the long term otherwise if they decide to cash in on their investment we will end up in the PInk Circle Ford Second Hand Spare Part League with the likes of Chester and Halifax.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: I wonder what timescale our beloved comrades have in mind for keeping an interest in our club. When we don't go up this year, Heaven help us if they decide to walk.[/p][/quote]Agreed - We have all seen this happen to other clubs when chairmen with cash suddenly get bored. i.e the 'BOOM AND BUST' syndrome. . I do hope thay are in for the long term otherwise if they decide to cash in on their investment we will end up in the PInk Circle Ford Second Hand Spare Part League with the likes of Chester and Halifax. smhinto
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8:15am Tue 26 Feb 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

What's with the when we don't go up? we have 12 games left and we are 2 points off the top!!! nothing has been decided yet and we are right in there!! As for the comrades, why would they jump ship after such a short time here? Denim didn't bring back Eddie to just drop him if he misses out this season, it's not even his team!!! Next season I would say 99.9% certainly was the aim for promotion, if we do go up this season it will be ahead of schedule!! Can't fathom why some people are so keen to see our Russian contingent leave when they have hardly had their foot in the door!!
What's with the when we don't go up? we have 12 games left and we are 2 points off the top!!! nothing has been decided yet and we are right in there!! As for the comrades, why would they jump ship after such a short time here? Denim didn't bring back Eddie to just drop him if he misses out this season, it's not even his team!!! Next season I would say 99.9% certainly was the aim for promotion, if we do go up this season it will be ahead of schedule!! Can't fathom why some people are so keen to see our Russian contingent leave when they have hardly had their foot in the door!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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8:19am Tue 26 Feb 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

Right now for Ritchie's comments, we have the quality to open up sides, 57 goals are proof of that, and we would be better right now with having MR play at left back and Fraser in the right wing, it would look more balanced and give us wing backs on both sides, also the pace would be very good indeed!! Now is not the time to be cautious, we have to go for it in these games if we want the prize at the end of the season, I think the lessons were learned on Saturday and fully expect a far more attacking performance tonight!! UTCIAD!!
Right now for Ritchie's comments, we have the quality to open up sides, 57 goals are proof of that, and we would be better right now with having MR play at left back and Fraser in the right wing, it would look more balanced and give us wing backs on both sides, also the pace would be very good indeed!! Now is not the time to be cautious, we have to go for it in these games if we want the prize at the end of the season, I think the lessons were learned on Saturday and fully expect a far more attacking performance tonight!! UTCIAD!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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8:33am Tue 26 Feb 13

mrsrat says...

...quite right Frankie
EM told me just after he arrived that we would be promoted within 5 yrs and that's good enough for me.

We lose a game at home and MOx and all the doom and gloom merchants panic, lose control of their senses..if they got any.. and rabbit on about our 'Beloved Comrades jumping ship, bah! I don't share their pessimism.
We've been around DC too long to worry about such trivial matters and we're loving 'the ride'
Well done Ed and Jase, you're brill.
...quite right Frankie EM told me just after he arrived that we would be promoted within 5 yrs and that's good enough for me. We lose a game at home and MOx and all the doom and gloom merchants panic, lose control of their senses..if they got any.. and rabbit on about our 'Beloved Comrades jumping ship, bah! I don't share their pessimism. We've been around DC too long to worry about such trivial matters and we're loving 'the ride' Well done Ed and Jase, you're brill. mrsrat
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8:47am Tue 26 Feb 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Frankiesbackfromholl
ywood
wrote:
Right now for Ritchie's comments, we have the quality to open up sides, 57 goals are proof of that, and we would be better right now with having MR play at left back and Fraser in the right wing, it would look more balanced and give us wing backs on both sides, also the pace would be very good indeed!! Now is not the time to be cautious, we have to go for it in these games if we want the prize at the end of the season, I think the lessons were learned on Saturday and fully expect a far more attacking performance tonight!! UTCIAD!!
Agree, let's see the players with the pace get out there taking risks, I'm sure the crowd will pick up on it and we're all there to enjoy it! UTC!
[quote][p][bold]Frankiesbackfromholl ywood[/bold] wrote: Right now for Ritchie's comments, we have the quality to open up sides, 57 goals are proof of that, and we would be better right now with having MR play at left back and Fraser in the right wing, it would look more balanced and give us wing backs on both sides, also the pace would be very good indeed!! Now is not the time to be cautious, we have to go for it in these games if we want the prize at the end of the season, I think the lessons were learned on Saturday and fully expect a far more attacking performance tonight!! UTCIAD!![/p][/quote]Agree, let's see the players with the pace get out there taking risks, I'm sure the crowd will pick up on it and we're all there to enjoy it! UTC! TedMacsCherryPants
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8:54am Tue 26 Feb 13

let football be the winner says...

This team has so many outstanding match winners when they decide to turn up their skill with there feet is a pleasure to watch however there lack of skill in the thinking department is evident for all to see. some times its like watching robots that cannot decide for them selves when things need changing. and the last 2 loans in are an embarrassment Seabourne is no better in fact much worse than Zubar and if Meades is no better than Painter then release the guy as Painter looks to be on a personal mission to un-hinge our promotion on his own. Both have now weakened our defence immeasuraley. Ed sort it before its too late we all have our favourites and no likes to be told that their baby is ugly however sometimes take it on the chin. Lets all fans and players turn up tonight and give it some
This team has so many outstanding match winners when they decide to turn up their skill with there feet is a pleasure to watch however there lack of skill in the thinking department is evident for all to see. some times its like watching robots that cannot decide for them selves when things need changing. and the last 2 loans in are an embarrassment Seabourne is no better in fact much worse than Zubar and if Meades is no better than Painter then release the guy as Painter looks to be on a personal mission to un-hinge our promotion on his own. Both have now weakened our defence immeasuraley. Ed sort it before its too late we all have our favourites and no likes to be told that their baby is ugly however sometimes take it on the chin. Lets all fans and players turn up tonight and give it some let football be the winner
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9:10am Tue 26 Feb 13

Alumchiner says...

I agree about Painter, not good enough for us, get the team back to what it was before as quickly as possible.......
I agree about Painter, not good enough for us, get the team back to what it was before as quickly as possible....... Alumchiner
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9:16am Tue 26 Feb 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

Tommy should be back for the Doncaster game, we just need to make sure our front 4 do their job and take the pressure off the lads at the back!!
Tommy should be back for the Doncaster game, we just need to make sure our front 4 do their job and take the pressure off the lads at the back!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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9:25am Tue 26 Feb 13

smhinto says...

Prediction for tonight is a 2-2 draw.
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Sheff Utd were happy to take a point but ended up with all three, as I stated last Friday that whoever scored first would win the game which proved correct. If we had taken the lead then it would have forced them out a little more. But they were content to defend their lead knowing full well that we did not have the height, craft or 'souse' to open them up.
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The problem AFCB have is that we do not have enough steel and or aggression within our play. Many have stated on here that this is the business end of the season where we have to be able to win 'ugly' when required. Unfortunately this is true. Sheff Utd are master-class at this as I have seen them and other bigger clubs do this before in order to get promotion. Ed himself stated that they are used to getting promotions as in the plural and they know how to go about it.
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Tonight will be slightly different as Coventry need to actually win the game in order to reach the play-offs. That should leave us with more room behind them.
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Unfortunately, our defence is suspect with the loss of Elphick and Daniels therefore, I can see Coventry scoring more than once against us tonight. Hence, my prediction of a 2-2 draw.
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But folk's if we let them take the lead then we will be in trouble and the same outcome as Saturday is very likely
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Persoanlly, I believe that Painter is a good left back. His problem at the moment is his lack of match fitness. Also I believe that the state of our pitch is hampering his and our play.
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Anything short of three points tonight and with a worse case scenario of every one else around us winning along with their games in hand them then automatic promotion will undoubtedly be lost tonight.
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Personally. I believe that Mr Jontee's post stating that our true postion is between 7th and 10th is a fair assessment. In contrast we have had a good season so far with a dodgy start so I believe we need to get things into perspective.
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Hopefully we will prevail tonight, but with both Elphick and Daniels missing I feel this will cost us as it did at Preston and at home last Saturday.
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Regards
Prediction for tonight is a 2-2 draw. . Sheff Utd were happy to take a point but ended up with all three, as I stated last Friday that whoever scored first would win the game which proved correct. If we had taken the lead then it would have forced them out a little more. But they were content to defend their lead knowing full well that we did not have the height, craft or 'souse' to open them up. . The problem AFCB have is that we do not have enough steel and or aggression within our play. Many have stated on here that this is the business end of the season where we have to be able to win 'ugly' when required. Unfortunately this is true. Sheff Utd are master-class at this as I have seen them and other bigger clubs do this before in order to get promotion. Ed himself stated that they are used to getting promotions as in the plural and they know how to go about it. . Tonight will be slightly different as Coventry need to actually win the game in order to reach the play-offs. That should leave us with more room behind them. . Unfortunately, our defence is suspect with the loss of Elphick and Daniels therefore, I can see Coventry scoring more than once against us tonight. Hence, my prediction of a 2-2 draw. . But folk's if we let them take the lead then we will be in trouble and the same outcome as Saturday is very likely . Persoanlly, I believe that Painter is a good left back. His problem at the moment is his lack of match fitness. Also I believe that the state of our pitch is hampering his and our play. . Anything short of three points tonight and with a worse case scenario of every one else around us winning along with their games in hand them then automatic promotion will undoubtedly be lost tonight. . Personally. I believe that Mr Jontee's post stating that our true postion is between 7th and 10th is a fair assessment. In contrast we have had a good season so far with a dodgy start so I believe we need to get things into perspective. . Hopefully we will prevail tonight, but with both Elphick and Daniels missing I feel this will cost us as it did at Preston and at home last Saturday. . Regards smhinto
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9:57am Tue 26 Feb 13

raybren says...

As I said before Anagram of Smhinto is
Snot him,so who is he?My guess is Mike Oxbig,as surely there can't be two
of them?!
As I said before Anagram of Smhinto is Snot him,so who is he?My guess is Mike Oxbig,as surely there can't be two of them?! raybren
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10:01am Tue 26 Feb 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight.
smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight. RED LETTER DAY
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10:10am Tue 26 Feb 13

Afcbpete says...

mrsrat wrote:
...quite right Frankie
EM told me just after he arrived that we would be promoted within 5 yrs and that's good enough for me.

We lose a game at home and MOx and all the doom and gloom merchants panic, lose control of their senses..if they got any.. and rabbit on about our 'Beloved Comrades jumping ship, bah! I don't share their pessimism.
We've been around DC too long to worry about such trivial matters and we're loving 'the ride'
Well done Ed and Jase, you're brill.
Absolutely spot on!!!!
The Prophets of doom are entitled to their opinions of cause, but I find it pathetic. We may very ell not go up this year, possibly not next, but what the hell. Not happy when we're bottom of the league, not happy when we're around the top. What on earth do you people want for god sakes???? UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]mrsrat[/bold] wrote: ...quite right Frankie EM told me just after he arrived that we would be promoted within 5 yrs and that's good enough for me. We lose a game at home and MOx and all the doom and gloom merchants panic, lose control of their senses..if they got any.. and rabbit on about our 'Beloved Comrades jumping ship, bah! I don't share their pessimism. We've been around DC too long to worry about such trivial matters and we're loving 'the ride' Well done Ed and Jase, you're brill.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on!!!! The Prophets of doom are entitled to their opinions of cause, but I find it pathetic. We may very ell not go up this year, possibly not next, but what the hell. Not happy when we're bottom of the league, not happy when we're around the top. What on earth do you people want for god sakes???? UTCIAD Afcbpete
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10:23am Tue 26 Feb 13

smhinto says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight.
Very true, no team wins all of the time. But it is the clubs like Sheff Utd that we have to over-come to get into the top two.
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We do need to be more ruthless. I and no doubt other posters believe that we need a target man in order to change things round when are current front two are not penetrating enough. In other words give the opposition something else to think about.
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Sheff utd soaked us up like a sponge on Saturday and we would not have score even if we were still playing the game today!! We had no options to chage our shape, pattern or approach hence the game was lost.
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It's the sides that have this ability to change things that get promoted.
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I share your hope that we get it sorted tonight but with Daniels and Elphick missing it will be difficult.
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Regards
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight.[/p][/quote]Very true, no team wins all of the time. But it is the clubs like Sheff Utd that we have to over-come to get into the top two. . We do need to be more ruthless. I and no doubt other posters believe that we need a target man in order to change things round when are current front two are not penetrating enough. In other words give the opposition something else to think about. ., Sheff utd soaked us up like a sponge on Saturday and we would not have score even if we were still playing the game today!! We had no options to chage our shape, pattern or approach hence the game was lost. . It's the sides that have this ability to change things that get promoted. . I share your hope that we get it sorted tonight but with Daniels and Elphick missing it will be difficult. . Regards smhinto
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10:49am Tue 26 Feb 13

sea poole says...

smhinto and MOxbig -I understand there's two vacancies as Cheerleaders for the Grim Reaper...!
smhinto and MOxbig -I understand there's two vacancies as Cheerleaders for the Grim Reaper...! sea poole
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10:54am Tue 26 Feb 13

devon fan says...

sea poole wrote:
smhinto and MOxbig -I understand there's two vacancies as Cheerleaders for the Grim Reaper...!
I just cannot understand why these 2 even bother to post their comments, they have no love for the club or any desire to see it do well, they would get more enjoyment out of posting in the bereavment section
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: smhinto and MOxbig -I understand there's two vacancies as Cheerleaders for the Grim Reaper...![/p][/quote]I just cannot understand why these 2 even bother to post their comments, they have no love for the club or any desire to see it do well, they would get more enjoyment out of posting in the bereavment section devon fan
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11:10am Tue 26 Feb 13

smhinto says...

devon fan wrote:
sea poole wrote: smhinto and MOxbig -I understand there's two vacancies as Cheerleaders for the Grim Reaper...!
I just cannot understand why these 2 even bother to post their comments, they have no love for the club or any desire to see it do well, they would get more enjoyment out of posting in the bereavment section
Why is it that you two 'numb-skulls' cannot just read the post and judge it on what is actually being said. ??
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The post is addressing the reality of our injuries and related problems and an overview of the issues that may be hampering our promotion prospects of late and how it may effect our result in the coming matches.
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All is required is constructive debate and dialog and not silly, stupid comments.

That is why i post my comments for debate purposes.
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I assume that you believe that we in fact do have opotions up front when it is clear we do not, and probably you believe that having Elphick and Daniels missing is not going to make a difference.??
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I would politely suggest you re-read the post and address it properly.
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Regards
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: smhinto and MOxbig -I understand there's two vacancies as Cheerleaders for the Grim Reaper...![/p][/quote]I just cannot understand why these 2 even bother to post their comments, they have no love for the club or any desire to see it do well, they would get more enjoyment out of posting in the bereavment section[/p][/quote]Why is it that you two 'numb-skulls' cannot just read the post and judge it on what is actually being said. ?? . The post is addressing the reality of our injuries and related problems and an overview of the issues that may be hampering our promotion prospects of late and how it may effect our result in the coming matches. . All is required is constructive debate and dialog and not silly, stupid comments. That is why i post my comments for debate purposes. . I assume that you believe that we in fact do have opotions up front when it is clear we do not, and probably you believe that having Elphick and Daniels missing is not going to make a difference.?? . I would politely suggest you re-read the post and address it properly. . Regards smhinto
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11:15am Tue 26 Feb 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Afcbpete wrote:
mrsrat wrote:
...quite right Frankie
EM told me just after he arrived that we would be promoted within 5 yrs and that's good enough for me.

We lose a game at home and MOx and all the doom and gloom merchants panic, lose control of their senses..if they got any.. and rabbit on about our 'Beloved Comrades jumping ship, bah! I don't share their pessimism.
We've been around DC too long to worry about such trivial matters and we're loving 'the ride'
Well done Ed and Jase, you're brill.
Absolutely spot on!!!!
The Prophets of doom are entitled to their opinions of cause, but I find it pathetic. We may very ell not go up this year, possibly not next, but what the hell. Not happy when we're bottom of the league, not happy when we're around the top. What on earth do you people want for god sakes???? UTCIAD
Go get a job.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrsrat[/bold] wrote: ...quite right Frankie EM told me just after he arrived that we would be promoted within 5 yrs and that's good enough for me. We lose a game at home and MOx and all the doom and gloom merchants panic, lose control of their senses..if they got any.. and rabbit on about our 'Beloved Comrades jumping ship, bah! I don't share their pessimism. We've been around DC too long to worry about such trivial matters and we're loving 'the ride' Well done Ed and Jase, you're brill.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on!!!! The Prophets of doom are entitled to their opinions of cause, but I find it pathetic. We may very ell not go up this year, possibly not next, but what the hell. Not happy when we're bottom of the league, not happy when we're around the top. What on earth do you people want for god sakes???? UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Go get a job. Mike Oxbig
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11:22am Tue 26 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

smhinto wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight.
Very true, no team wins all of the time. But it is the clubs like Sheff Utd that we have to over-come to get into the top two.
.
We do need to be more ruthless. I and no doubt other posters believe that we need a target man in order to change things round when are current front two are not penetrating enough. In other words give the opposition something else to think about.
.,
Sheff utd soaked us up like a sponge on Saturday and we would not have score even if we were still playing the game today!! We had no options to chage our shape, pattern or approach hence the game was lost.
.
It's the sides that have this ability to change things that get promoted.
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I share your hope that we get it sorted tonight but with Daniels and Elphick missing it will be difficult.
.
Regards
You seem to know an awful lot about saturdays game considering you were in Northampton scouting an under 8's match, which it seems is about your level. Get yourself down to DC more often and perhaps your negative views "might" be curtailed a little...... REGARDS.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight.[/p][/quote]Very true, no team wins all of the time. But it is the clubs like Sheff Utd that we have to over-come to get into the top two. . We do need to be more ruthless. I and no doubt other posters believe that we need a target man in order to change things round when are current front two are not penetrating enough. In other words give the opposition something else to think about. ., Sheff utd soaked us up like a sponge on Saturday and we would not have score even if we were still playing the game today!! We had no options to chage our shape, pattern or approach hence the game was lost. . It's the sides that have this ability to change things that get promoted. . I share your hope that we get it sorted tonight but with Daniels and Elphick missing it will be difficult. . Regards[/p][/quote]You seem to know an awful lot about saturdays game considering you were in Northampton scouting an under 8's match, which it seems is about your level. Get yourself down to DC more often and perhaps your negative views "might" be curtailed a little...... REGARDS. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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11:24am Tue 26 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
mrsrat wrote:
...quite right Frankie
EM told me just after he arrived that we would be promoted within 5 yrs and that's good enough for me.

We lose a game at home and MOx and all the doom and gloom merchants panic, lose control of their senses..if they got any.. and rabbit on about our 'Beloved Comrades jumping ship, bah! I don't share their pessimism.
We've been around DC too long to worry about such trivial matters and we're loving 'the ride'
Well done Ed and Jase, you're brill.
Absolutely spot on!!!!
The Prophets of doom are entitled to their opinions of cause, but I find it pathetic. We may very ell not go up this year, possibly not next, but what the hell. Not happy when we're bottom of the league, not happy when we're around the top. What on earth do you people want for god sakes???? UTCIAD
Go get a job.
GO GET A LIFE.......KNOB
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrsrat[/bold] wrote: ...quite right Frankie EM told me just after he arrived that we would be promoted within 5 yrs and that's good enough for me. We lose a game at home and MOx and all the doom and gloom merchants panic, lose control of their senses..if they got any.. and rabbit on about our 'Beloved Comrades jumping ship, bah! I don't share their pessimism. We've been around DC too long to worry about such trivial matters and we're loving 'the ride' Well done Ed and Jase, you're brill.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on!!!! The Prophets of doom are entitled to their opinions of cause, but I find it pathetic. We may very ell not go up this year, possibly not next, but what the hell. Not happy when we're bottom of the league, not happy when we're around the top. What on earth do you people want for god sakes???? UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Go get a job.[/p][/quote]GO GET A LIFE.......KNOB STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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11:24am Tue 26 Feb 13

cereza hincha says...

Some people, when they win £10m on the lottery, will moan that it wasn't £11m. Just can't work out why they all post on here. These are golden days at DC. Don't look back and wish you'd enjoyed them more
Some people, when they win £10m on the lottery, will moan that it wasn't £11m. Just can't work out why they all post on here. These are golden days at DC. Don't look back and wish you'd enjoyed them more cereza hincha
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11:29am Tue 26 Feb 13

The Renegade Master says...

The hallmark of a good team is if they bounce back convincingly after a couple of poor performances. In the past Eddie's teams have always managed to do that. We have not suddenly become a rubbish team, but we clearly miss Elphick and Daniels.
For me Ritchie has to play left back tonight as Painter is clearly not at match level yet. I would also like to see Fraser let loose on the right, but whatever team Eddie picks they HAVE to get the three points tonight. We are into the last quarter of the season and there's always one team at or near the top that bottles it. It had better not be us!
UTCIAD!
The hallmark of a good team is if they bounce back convincingly after a couple of poor performances. In the past Eddie's teams have always managed to do that. We have not suddenly become a rubbish team, but we clearly miss Elphick and Daniels. For me Ritchie has to play left back tonight as Painter is clearly not at match level yet. I would also like to see Fraser let loose on the right, but whatever team Eddie picks they HAVE to get the three points tonight. We are into the last quarter of the season and there's always one team at or near the top that bottles it. It had better not be us! UTCIAD! The Renegade Master
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11:35am Tue 26 Feb 13

sea poole says...

smhinto -Just tell us ANYTHING you've written today that is POSITIVE about this club...
smhinto -Just tell us ANYTHING you've written today that is POSITIVE about this club... sea poole
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11:40am Tue 26 Feb 13

phil1965 says...

Dont understand some of the comments on here.Really bloody negative.Weve had a great run and we lose a couple of games and the hatchet men turn up(you know who you are).Dont agree about getting a target man as it distracts from playing football,the long ball is nt the way forward for a footballing side like us.Coventry are a good side,but we are as good or even better in some areas,we just need to get at them and show no fear which we do most of the time.Afcb 2 coventry 0...cmon boscombe!!!.Some of the posters on here need to go to some games.
Dont understand some of the comments on here.Really bloody negative.Weve had a great run and we lose a couple of games and the hatchet men turn up(you know who you are).Dont agree about getting a target man as it distracts from playing football,the long ball is nt the way forward for a footballing side like us.Coventry are a good side,but we are as good or even better in some areas,we just need to get at them and show no fear which we do most of the time.Afcb 2 coventry 0...cmon boscombe!!!.Some of the posters on here need to go to some games. phil1965
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11:42am Tue 26 Feb 13

smhinto says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
smhinto wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote: smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight.
Very true, no team wins all of the time. But it is the clubs like Sheff Utd that we have to over-come to get into the top two. . We do need to be more ruthless. I and no doubt other posters believe that we need a target man in order to change things round when are current front two are not penetrating enough. In other words give the opposition something else to think about. ., Sheff utd soaked us up like a sponge on Saturday and we would not have score even if we were still playing the game today!! We had no options to chage our shape, pattern or approach hence the game was lost. . It's the sides that have this ability to change things that get promoted. . I share your hope that we get it sorted tonight but with Daniels and Elphick missing it will be difficult. . Regards
You seem to know an awful lot about saturdays game considering you were in Northampton scouting an under 8's match, which it seems is about your level. Get yourself down to DC more often and perhaps your negative views "might" be curtailed a little...... REGARDS.
Why is it that you cannot just read the post and judge it on what is actually being said. ??
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The post is addressing the reality of our injuries and related problems and an overview of the issues that may be hampering our promotion prospects of late and how it may effect our result in the coming matches.
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All is required is constructive debate and dialog and not silly, stupid comments.

That is why i post my comments for debate purposes.
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I assume that you believe that we in fact do have opotions up front when it is clear we do not, and probably you believe that having Elphick and Daniels missing is not going to make a difference.??
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I would politely suggest you re-read the post and address it properly.
.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight.[/p][/quote]Very true, no team wins all of the time. But it is the clubs like Sheff Utd that we have to over-come to get into the top two. . We do need to be more ruthless. I and no doubt other posters believe that we need a target man in order to change things round when are current front two are not penetrating enough. In other words give the opposition something else to think about. ., Sheff utd soaked us up like a sponge on Saturday and we would not have score even if we were still playing the game today!! We had no options to chage our shape, pattern or approach hence the game was lost. . It's the sides that have this ability to change things that get promoted. . I share your hope that we get it sorted tonight but with Daniels and Elphick missing it will be difficult. . Regards[/p][/quote]You seem to know an awful lot about saturdays game considering you were in Northampton scouting an under 8's match, which it seems is about your level. Get yourself down to DC more often and perhaps your negative views "might" be curtailed a little...... REGARDS.[/p][/quote]Why is it that you cannot just read the post and judge it on what is actually being said. ?? . The post is addressing the reality of our injuries and related problems and an overview of the issues that may be hampering our promotion prospects of late and how it may effect our result in the coming matches. . All is required is constructive debate and dialog and not silly, stupid comments. That is why i post my comments for debate purposes. . I assume that you believe that we in fact do have opotions up front when it is clear we do not, and probably you believe that having Elphick and Daniels missing is not going to make a difference.?? . I would politely suggest you re-read the post and address it properly. . Regards smhinto
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11:59am Tue 26 Feb 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

HURRRAY for the "POSITIVE" posters, the season is not done yet....
COME
ON
YOU
REDS!!!
HURRRAY for the "POSITIVE" posters, the season is not done yet.... COME ON YOU REDS!!! TedMacsCherryPants
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12:55pm Tue 26 Feb 13

stevobath says...

smhinto wrote:
devon fan wrote:
sea poole wrote: smhinto and MOxbig -I understand there's two vacancies as Cheerleaders for the Grim Reaper...!
I just cannot understand why these 2 even bother to post their comments, they have no love for the club or any desire to see it do well, they would get more enjoyment out of posting in the bereavment section
Why is it that you two 'numb-skulls' cannot just read the post and judge it on what is actually being said. ??
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The post is addressing the reality of our injuries and related problems and an overview of the issues that may be hampering our promotion prospects of late and how it may effect our result in the coming matches.
.
All is required is constructive debate and dialog and not silly, stupid comments.

That is why i post my comments for debate purposes.
.
I assume that you believe that we in fact do have opotions up front when it is clear we do not, and probably you believe that having Elphick and Daniels missing is not going to make a difference.??
.
I would politely suggest you re-read the post and address it properly.
.
Regards
As usual....resort to name calling.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: smhinto and MOxbig -I understand there's two vacancies as Cheerleaders for the Grim Reaper...![/p][/quote]I just cannot understand why these 2 even bother to post their comments, they have no love for the club or any desire to see it do well, they would get more enjoyment out of posting in the bereavment section[/p][/quote]Why is it that you two 'numb-skulls' cannot just read the post and judge it on what is actually being said. ?? . The post is addressing the reality of our injuries and related problems and an overview of the issues that may be hampering our promotion prospects of late and how it may effect our result in the coming matches. . All is required is constructive debate and dialog and not silly, stupid comments. That is why i post my comments for debate purposes. . I assume that you believe that we in fact do have opotions up front when it is clear we do not, and probably you believe that having Elphick and Daniels missing is not going to make a difference.?? . I would politely suggest you re-read the post and address it properly. . Regards[/p][/quote]As usual....resort to name calling. stevobath
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1:05pm Tue 26 Feb 13

stevobath says...

smhinto wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
smhinto wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote: smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight.
Very true, no team wins all of the time. But it is the clubs like Sheff Utd that we have to over-come to get into the top two. . We do need to be more ruthless. I and no doubt other posters believe that we need a target man in order to change things round when are current front two are not penetrating enough. In other words give the opposition something else to think about. ., Sheff utd soaked us up like a sponge on Saturday and we would not have score even if we were still playing the game today!! We had no options to chage our shape, pattern or approach hence the game was lost. . It's the sides that have this ability to change things that get promoted. . I share your hope that we get it sorted tonight but with Daniels and Elphick missing it will be difficult. . Regards
You seem to know an awful lot about saturdays game considering you were in Northampton scouting an under 8's match, which it seems is about your level. Get yourself down to DC more often and perhaps your negative views "might" be curtailed a little...... REGARDS.
Why is it that you cannot just read the post and judge it on what is actually being said. ??
.
The post is addressing the reality of our injuries and related problems and an overview of the issues that may be hampering our promotion prospects of late and how it may effect our result in the coming matches.
.
All is required is constructive debate and dialog and not silly, stupid comments.

That is why i post my comments for debate purposes.
.
I assume that you believe that we in fact do have opotions up front when it is clear we do not, and probably you believe that having Elphick and Daniels missing is not going to make a difference.??
.
I would politely suggest you re-read the post and address it properly.
.
Regards
Obviously its frustrating to lose 2 games
but there are 12 to go & a few twists & turns.
I think we could still make top 2 although I feel a play off place win ismore likely.In fact a in at Wembley woul be etterIMO.

A great day out for the fans!

We've done really well, considerng the position e were in before EH & JT returned.If we had them here from start,I believe we'd be far in front of th rest.

Anyway lts be positive...ECHO sort out this site.Constantly have to retype...UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight.[/p][/quote]Very true, no team wins all of the time. But it is the clubs like Sheff Utd that we have to over-come to get into the top two. . We do need to be more ruthless. I and no doubt other posters believe that we need a target man in order to change things round when are current front two are not penetrating enough. In other words give the opposition something else to think about. ., Sheff utd soaked us up like a sponge on Saturday and we would not have score even if we were still playing the game today!! We had no options to chage our shape, pattern or approach hence the game was lost. . It's the sides that have this ability to change things that get promoted. . I share your hope that we get it sorted tonight but with Daniels and Elphick missing it will be difficult. . Regards[/p][/quote]You seem to know an awful lot about saturdays game considering you were in Northampton scouting an under 8's match, which it seems is about your level. Get yourself down to DC more often and perhaps your negative views "might" be curtailed a little...... REGARDS.[/p][/quote]Why is it that you cannot just read the post and judge it on what is actually being said. ?? . The post is addressing the reality of our injuries and related problems and an overview of the issues that may be hampering our promotion prospects of late and how it may effect our result in the coming matches. . All is required is constructive debate and dialog and not silly, stupid comments. That is why i post my comments for debate purposes. . I assume that you believe that we in fact do have opotions up front when it is clear we do not, and probably you believe that having Elphick and Daniels missing is not going to make a difference.?? . I would politely suggest you re-read the post and address it properly. . Regards[/p][/quote]Obviously its frustrating to lose 2 games but there are 12 to go & a few twists & turns. I think we could still make top 2 although I feel a play off place win ismore likely.In fact a in at Wembley woul be etterIMO. A great day out for the fans! We've done really well, considerng the position e were in before EH & JT returned.If we had them here from start,I believe we'd be far in front of th rest. Anyway lts be positive...ECHO sort out this site.Constantly have to retype...UTCIAD stevobath
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1:20pm Tue 26 Feb 13

joetheman says...

being fairly new to this site i just cannot understand anybody even bothering to reply to posts from smhinto,from his comments it is obvious he knows nothing and cares even less about the cherries,he is just a wind up merchant who when he is not posting silly comments and predictions,spends the rest of his day arguing with himself; if posters ignore his posts he will go away and annoy sombody else,
being fairly new to this site i just cannot understand anybody even bothering to reply to posts from smhinto,from his comments it is obvious he knows nothing and cares even less about the cherries,he is just a wind up merchant who when he is not posting silly comments and predictions,spends the rest of his day arguing with himself; if posters ignore his posts he will go away and annoy sombody else, joetheman
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1:36pm Tue 26 Feb 13

sea poole says...

smhinto - Well, Have you written ANYTHING POSITIVE about the team today...?
smhinto - Well, Have you written ANYTHING POSITIVE about the team today...? sea poole
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1:40pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Piston_Broke says...

stevobath wrote:
smhinto wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
smhinto wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote: smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight.
Very true, no team wins all of the time. But it is the clubs like Sheff Utd that we have to over-come to get into the top two. . We do need to be more ruthless. I and no doubt other posters believe that we need a target man in order to change things round when are current front two are not penetrating enough. In other words give the opposition something else to think about. ., Sheff utd soaked us up like a sponge on Saturday and we would not have score even if we were still playing the game today!! We had no options to chage our shape, pattern or approach hence the game was lost. . It's the sides that have this ability to change things that get promoted. . I share your hope that we get it sorted tonight but with Daniels and Elphick missing it will be difficult. . Regards
You seem to know an awful lot about saturdays game considering you were in Northampton scouting an under 8's match, which it seems is about your level. Get yourself down to DC more often and perhaps your negative views "might" be curtailed a little...... REGARDS.
Why is it that you cannot just read the post and judge it on what is actually being said. ??
.
The post is addressing the reality of our injuries and related problems and an overview of the issues that may be hampering our promotion prospects of late and how it may effect our result in the coming matches.
.
All is required is constructive debate and dialog and not silly, stupid comments.

That is why i post my comments for debate purposes.
.
I assume that you believe that we in fact do have opotions up front when it is clear we do not, and probably you believe that having Elphick and Daniels missing is not going to make a difference.??
.
I would politely suggest you re-read the post and address it properly.
.
Regards
Obviously its frustrating to lose 2 games
but there are 12 to go & a few twists & turns.
I think we could still make top 2 although I feel a play off place win ismore likely.In fact a in at Wembley woul be etterIMO.

A great day out for the fans!

We've done really well, considerng the position e were in before EH & JT returned.If we had them here from start,I believe we'd be far in front of th rest.

Anyway lts be positive...ECHO sort out this site.Constantly have to retype...UTCIAD
Use google Chrome, and the problem (rather than half the letters you've typed) will disappear. Now please, will all the doom-merchants please stop panicking. When the fixtures were printed last summer, February always looked like it could be a tough spell, and events have conspired against us to make it doubly so. That said, I think we've got enough about us to get the right result tonight, but even if we don't, it's not the end of the world. We'll stay right in the mix until the very end, and after the Donny game is out of the way, the only contender we'll still have to face is Tranmere on the last day, whilst there are still plenty of other games where the others in the top 7 are playing each other. We'll be fine for a play-off spot at the very least, and wiping that smug grin off Danny Wilson's face at Wembley would be very enjoyable. After all, he has a great record of losing play-off finals!
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: smhinto, . How can you say we lack steel and aggression. . . . . Since the 11th game of the season when E H took over we have collected more points than all the other teams. . . No team is going to win all the time and I am sure you know that. . . . . Lets hope we get it sorted tonight.[/p][/quote]Very true, no team wins all of the time. But it is the clubs like Sheff Utd that we have to over-come to get into the top two. . We do need to be more ruthless. I and no doubt other posters believe that we need a target man in order to change things round when are current front two are not penetrating enough. In other words give the opposition something else to think about. ., Sheff utd soaked us up like a sponge on Saturday and we would not have score even if we were still playing the game today!! We had no options to chage our shape, pattern or approach hence the game was lost. . It's the sides that have this ability to change things that get promoted. . I share your hope that we get it sorted tonight but with Daniels and Elphick missing it will be difficult. . Regards[/p][/quote]You seem to know an awful lot about saturdays game considering you were in Northampton scouting an under 8's match, which it seems is about your level. Get yourself down to DC more often and perhaps your negative views "might" be curtailed a little...... REGARDS.[/p][/quote]Why is it that you cannot just read the post and judge it on what is actually being said. ?? . The post is addressing the reality of our injuries and related problems and an overview of the issues that may be hampering our promotion prospects of late and how it may effect our result in the coming matches. . All is required is constructive debate and dialog and not silly, stupid comments. That is why i post my comments for debate purposes. . I assume that you believe that we in fact do have opotions up front when it is clear we do not, and probably you believe that having Elphick and Daniels missing is not going to make a difference.?? . I would politely suggest you re-read the post and address it properly. . Regards[/p][/quote]Obviously its frustrating to lose 2 games but there are 12 to go & a few twists & turns. I think we could still make top 2 although I feel a play off place win ismore likely.In fact a in at Wembley woul be etterIMO. A great day out for the fans! We've done really well, considerng the position e were in before EH & JT returned.If we had them here from start,I believe we'd be far in front of th rest. Anyway lts be positive...ECHO sort out this site.Constantly have to retype...UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Use google Chrome, and the problem (rather than half the letters you've typed) will disappear. Now please, will all the doom-merchants please stop panicking. When the fixtures were printed last summer, February always looked like it could be a tough spell, and events have conspired against us to make it doubly so. That said, I think we've got enough about us to get the right result tonight, but even if we don't, it's not the end of the world. We'll stay right in the mix until the very end, and after the Donny game is out of the way, the only contender we'll still have to face is Tranmere on the last day, whilst there are still plenty of other games where the others in the top 7 are playing each other. We'll be fine for a play-off spot at the very least, and wiping that smug grin off Danny Wilson's face at Wembley would be very enjoyable. After all, he has a great record of losing play-off finals! Piston_Broke
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2:18pm Tue 26 Feb 13

smhinto says...

sea poole wrote:
smhinto - Well, Have you written ANYTHING POSITIVE about the team today...?
I may have not said anything in the absolute positve sense as they say.
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But there again I have not said anything negative either.
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It all depends on personal interpretation. Some people cannot see the wood for the trees!! or witness an elephant passing in front of them.
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What I have stated in my original post is an overview of why we are curently faltering, i.e injuries to key players and our inability to change tactics when required due to lack of options.
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I politely suggest you re-read my original post today and re-absorb it as valid point of debate and sensible discussion as it was intended.
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Regards
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: smhinto - Well, Have you written ANYTHING POSITIVE about the team today...?[/p][/quote]I may have not said anything in the absolute positve sense as they say. . But there again I have not said anything negative either. . It all depends on personal interpretation. Some people cannot see the wood for the trees!! or witness an elephant passing in front of them. . What I have stated in my original post is an overview of why we are curently faltering, i.e injuries to key players and our inability to change tactics when required due to lack of options. . I politely suggest you re-read my original post today and re-absorb it as valid point of debate and sensible discussion as it was intended. . Regards smhinto
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2:38pm Tue 26 Feb 13

smhinto says...

joetheman wrote:
being fairly new to this site i just cannot understand anybody even bothering to reply to posts from smhinto,from his comments it is obvious he knows nothing and cares even less about the cherries,he is just a wind up merchant who when he is not posting silly comments and predictions,spends the rest of his day arguing with himself; if posters ignore his posts he will go away and annoy sombody else,
Clearly you have confused negativity with a constructive comment.
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I politely suggest you re-read my original post today and re-absorb it as valid point of debate and sensible discussion as it was intended.
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Furthermore, it is NOt intended to wind anybody up. You seem to want to bury your head in the sand an refuse to see what I am saying may have some validity.
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I can only suggest that your knowledge of the game can be written on the back of a postage stamp and yet even then there will be ampul room to spare.
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Re-read the post please and re-assess what I have said.
.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]joetheman[/bold] wrote: being fairly new to this site i just cannot understand anybody even bothering to reply to posts from smhinto,from his comments it is obvious he knows nothing and cares even less about the cherries,he is just a wind up merchant who when he is not posting silly comments and predictions,spends the rest of his day arguing with himself; if posters ignore his posts he will go away and annoy sombody else,[/p][/quote]Clearly you have confused negativity with a constructive comment. . I politely suggest you re-read my original post today and re-absorb it as valid point of debate and sensible discussion as it was intended. . Furthermore, it is NOt intended to wind anybody up. You seem to want to bury your head in the sand an refuse to see what I am saying may have some validity. . I can only suggest that your knowledge of the game can be written on the back of a postage stamp and yet even then there will be ampul room to spare. . Re-read the post please and re-assess what I have said. . Regards smhinto
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3:30pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Court Side says...

smhinto wrote:
joetheman wrote:
being fairly new to this site i just cannot understand anybody even bothering to reply to posts from smhinto,from his comments it is obvious he knows nothing and cares even less about the cherries,he is just a wind up merchant who when he is not posting silly comments and predictions,spends the rest of his day arguing with himself; if posters ignore his posts he will go away and annoy sombody else,
Clearly you have confused negativity with a constructive comment.
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I politely suggest you re-read my original post today and re-absorb it as valid point of debate and sensible discussion as it was intended.
.
Furthermore, it is NOt intended to wind anybody up. You seem to want to bury your head in the sand an refuse to see what I am saying may have some validity.
.
I can only suggest that your knowledge of the game can be written on the back of a postage stamp and yet even then there will be ampul room to spare.
.
Re-read the post please and re-assess what I have said.
.
Regards
When was the last time you actually predicted that we'd WIN a game? Even when everyone's fully fit you have "doubts" that we're going to get a result and "hope for a draw at best". I seem to remember back when Groves was ruining everything you were posting with positive glee that you were right with every game we were losing.
Anyway,regards your defensive worries,i agree it's not ideal but we have players that can fill in the vacant roles i.e Ritchie at left back and Dan Seaborne doing a decent job at centre back. You've mentioned before what happens if we get any more defensive injuries?Well,in short,let's hope we don't!And if we do that's what the loan market's for.We've been without Tommy and Charlie for a few games now but have only hit a brick wall in the last 2 games,this is for the team to be a bit more clever going forward rather then everything being in disaray at the back.Against Preston we were plaing a team with a new found freedom after getting rid of an unpopular manager and against Sheff Utd they had a fully fit team to choose from and even then didn't test Jalal,only scoring after a mistake from Painter.This is the same Sheff Utd who recently lost home games to both Yeovil and Hartlepool.Everyone will hit a sticky patch,some have had theirs,some have theirs to come.Let's hope ours were the last 2 games and we'll be back on track tonight!
And Mike Oxbig,you really do talk a load of old pony,bore off!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joetheman[/bold] wrote: being fairly new to this site i just cannot understand anybody even bothering to reply to posts from smhinto,from his comments it is obvious he knows nothing and cares even less about the cherries,he is just a wind up merchant who when he is not posting silly comments and predictions,spends the rest of his day arguing with himself; if posters ignore his posts he will go away and annoy sombody else,[/p][/quote]Clearly you have confused negativity with a constructive comment. . I politely suggest you re-read my original post today and re-absorb it as valid point of debate and sensible discussion as it was intended. . Furthermore, it is NOt intended to wind anybody up. You seem to want to bury your head in the sand an refuse to see what I am saying may have some validity. . I can only suggest that your knowledge of the game can be written on the back of a postage stamp and yet even then there will be ampul room to spare. . Re-read the post please and re-assess what I have said. . Regards[/p][/quote]When was the last time you actually predicted that we'd WIN a game? Even when everyone's fully fit you have "doubts" that we're going to get a result and "hope for a draw at best". I seem to remember back when Groves was ruining everything you were posting with positive glee that you were right with every game we were losing. Anyway,regards your defensive worries,i agree it's not ideal but we have players that can fill in the vacant roles i.e Ritchie at left back and Dan Seaborne doing a decent job at centre back. You've mentioned before what happens if we get any more defensive injuries?Well,in short,let's hope we don't!And if we do that's what the loan market's for.We've been without Tommy and Charlie for a few games now but have only hit a brick wall in the last 2 games,this is for the team to be a bit more clever going forward rather then everything being in disaray at the back.Against Preston we were plaing a team with a new found freedom after getting rid of an unpopular manager and against Sheff Utd they had a fully fit team to choose from and even then didn't test Jalal,only scoring after a mistake from Painter.This is the same Sheff Utd who recently lost home games to both Yeovil and Hartlepool.Everyone will hit a sticky patch,some have had theirs,some have theirs to come.Let's hope ours were the last 2 games and we'll be back on track tonight! And Mike Oxbig,you really do talk a load of old pony,bore off! Court Side
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3:44pm Tue 26 Feb 13

LeGod says...

Playing Ritchie at full back is a massive mistake playing him out wide in midfield is where he should be and he normally works well with an overlapping fullback. You wont see the best of Ritchie at full back we should know we had him long enough to know his best position.
If Ritchie is played right he will terrorise defences and always had two players on him as soon as he got the ball but that is where the full back came in and supported him.
His balls into the box were sublime and you will miss that if he doesnt play wide in midfield.
His work rate is 110% but he is not really pacy but if you have the skill and technique that he does that mkes up for it.
i'm surprised Howe is playing him at full back especially as he played for us for two years at wide midfield and why do managers do that when they know where a player normally plays ok you had a couple of injuries at the back but even so Ritchie is an attacking player and holds the ball up well to bring other players into the game.
Coventry are a strange team and do well away and it could be a tough game for you tonight we have them on saturday so it will be interesting to see how you get on.
Playing Ritchie at full back is a massive mistake playing him out wide in midfield is where he should be and he normally works well with an overlapping fullback. You wont see the best of Ritchie at full back we should know we had him long enough to know his best position. If Ritchie is played right he will terrorise defences and always had two players on him as soon as he got the ball but that is where the full back came in and supported him. His balls into the box were sublime and you will miss that if he doesnt play wide in midfield. His work rate is 110% but he is not really pacy but if you have the skill and technique that he does that mkes up for it. i'm surprised Howe is playing him at full back especially as he played for us for two years at wide midfield and why do managers do that when they know where a player normally plays ok you had a couple of injuries at the back but even so Ritchie is an attacking player and holds the ball up well to bring other players into the game. Coventry are a strange team and do well away and it could be a tough game for you tonight we have them on saturday so it will be interesting to see how you get on. LeGod
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3:57pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Piston_Broke says...

LeGod wrote:
Playing Ritchie at full back is a massive mistake playing him out wide in midfield is where he should be and he normally works well with an overlapping fullback. You wont see the best of Ritchie at full back we should know we had him long enough to know his best position.
If Ritchie is played right he will terrorise defences and always had two players on him as soon as he got the ball but that is where the full back came in and supported him.
His balls into the box were sublime and you will miss that if he doesnt play wide in midfield.
His work rate is 110% but he is not really pacy but if you have the skill and technique that he does that mkes up for it.
i'm surprised Howe is playing him at full back especially as he played for us for two years at wide midfield and why do managers do that when they know where a player normally plays ok you had a couple of injuries at the back but even so Ritchie is an attacking player and holds the ball up well to bring other players into the game.
Coventry are a strange team and do well away and it could be a tough game for you tonight we have them on saturday so it will be interesting to see how you get on.
All well and good, but the problem is the overlapping full back (Charlie Daniels) is the injured player missing. We're not putting MR there out of choice, but necessity. OK, we've brought a left back in on loan from B&H, but he's so out of sorts, Eddie's pulled him off at half time in both his appearances to date. I'm pretty sure EH knows where Matt Ritchie can be best put to good effect, but that's an area where we have options, whilst at full back we're a bit short.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Playing Ritchie at full back is a massive mistake playing him out wide in midfield is where he should be and he normally works well with an overlapping fullback. You wont see the best of Ritchie at full back we should know we had him long enough to know his best position. If Ritchie is played right he will terrorise defences and always had two players on him as soon as he got the ball but that is where the full back came in and supported him. His balls into the box were sublime and you will miss that if he doesnt play wide in midfield. His work rate is 110% but he is not really pacy but if you have the skill and technique that he does that mkes up for it. i'm surprised Howe is playing him at full back especially as he played for us for two years at wide midfield and why do managers do that when they know where a player normally plays ok you had a couple of injuries at the back but even so Ritchie is an attacking player and holds the ball up well to bring other players into the game. Coventry are a strange team and do well away and it could be a tough game for you tonight we have them on saturday so it will be interesting to see how you get on.[/p][/quote]All well and good, but the problem is the overlapping full back (Charlie Daniels) is the injured player missing. We're not putting MR there out of choice, but necessity. OK, we've brought a left back in on loan from B&H, but he's so out of sorts, Eddie's pulled him off at half time in both his appearances to date. I'm pretty sure EH knows where Matt Ritchie can be best put to good effect, but that's an area where we have options, whilst at full back we're a bit short. Piston_Broke
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4:05pm Tue 26 Feb 13

here we go says...

smhinto wrote:
Prediction for tonight is a 2-2 draw.
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Sheff Utd were happy to take a point but ended up with all three, as I stated last Friday that whoever scored first would win the game which proved correct. If we had taken the lead then it would have forced them out a little more. But they were content to defend their lead knowing full well that we did not have the height, craft or 'souse' to open them up.
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The problem AFCB have is that we do not have enough steel and or aggression within our play. Many have stated on here that this is the business end of the season where we have to be able to win 'ugly' when required. Unfortunately this is true. Sheff Utd are master-class at this as I have seen them and other bigger clubs do this before in order to get promotion. Ed himself stated that they are used to getting promotions as in the plural and they know how to go about it.
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Tonight will be slightly different as Coventry need to actually win the game in order to reach the play-offs. That should leave us with more room behind them.
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Unfortunately, our defence is suspect with the loss of Elphick and Daniels therefore, I can see Coventry scoring more than once against us tonight. Hence, my prediction of a 2-2 draw.
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But folk's if we let them take the lead then we will be in trouble and the same outcome as Saturday is very likely
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Persoanlly, I believe that Painter is a good left back. His problem at the moment is his lack of match fitness. Also I believe that the state of our pitch is hampering his and our play.
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Anything short of three points tonight and with a worse case scenario of every one else around us winning along with their games in hand them then automatic promotion will undoubtedly be lost tonight.
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Personally. I believe that Mr Jontee's post stating that our true postion is between 7th and 10th is a fair assessment. In contrast we have had a good season so far with a dodgy start so I believe we need to get things into perspective.
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Hopefully we will prevail tonight, but with both Elphick and Daniels missing I feel this will cost us as it did at Preston and at home last Saturday.
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Regards
you think painter is a good left back ha ha now i know you are telling porkies about being a talent scout
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Prediction for tonight is a 2-2 draw. . Sheff Utd were happy to take a point but ended up with all three, as I stated last Friday that whoever scored first would win the game which proved correct. If we had taken the lead then it would have forced them out a little more. But they were content to defend their lead knowing full well that we did not have the height, craft or 'souse' to open them up. . The problem AFCB have is that we do not have enough steel and or aggression within our play. Many have stated on here that this is the business end of the season where we have to be able to win 'ugly' when required. Unfortunately this is true. Sheff Utd are master-class at this as I have seen them and other bigger clubs do this before in order to get promotion. Ed himself stated that they are used to getting promotions as in the plural and they know how to go about it. . Tonight will be slightly different as Coventry need to actually win the game in order to reach the play-offs. That should leave us with more room behind them. . Unfortunately, our defence is suspect with the loss of Elphick and Daniels therefore, I can see Coventry scoring more than once against us tonight. Hence, my prediction of a 2-2 draw. . But folk's if we let them take the lead then we will be in trouble and the same outcome as Saturday is very likely . Persoanlly, I believe that Painter is a good left back. His problem at the moment is his lack of match fitness. Also I believe that the state of our pitch is hampering his and our play. . Anything short of three points tonight and with a worse case scenario of every one else around us winning along with their games in hand them then automatic promotion will undoubtedly be lost tonight. . Personally. I believe that Mr Jontee's post stating that our true postion is between 7th and 10th is a fair assessment. In contrast we have had a good season so far with a dodgy start so I believe we need to get things into perspective. . Hopefully we will prevail tonight, but with both Elphick and Daniels missing I feel this will cost us as it did at Preston and at home last Saturday. . Regards[/p][/quote]you think painter is a good left back ha ha now i know you are telling porkies about being a talent scout here we go
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5:23pm Tue 26 Feb 13

AtlantaRedandBlack says...

It does truly amaze me some of the comments from certain individuals on here and how some folks can only see the negative side. Now, don't get me wrong, I do not ask they stop making their posts, free speech and all that, however understand you look ridiculous. This is not based upon one or two emails, but months of some of this garbage! How you cannot get excited and feel positive about what is going on at the club, I fail to understand. Let me put it into perspective. At the BEGINNING of the season, no Bournemouth fan would have turned down a guarantee of being in the playoffs during February. Now, what about that same guarnantee being made at the time EH came back!!!
With all the doom and gloom stuff going on in the world, there should be no reason that ANY posts on here contain more negative than positive comments - if written by a truly balanced, adjusted individual. You get back what you put out...actions, thoughts etc. There are books on the subject! I predict a win tonight (even if we were bottom of the league). Regardless, I certainly won't be on here groaning tomorrow, if the result doesn't go our way! Perhaps I'll spend that time with my kids instead....something positive anyway. C'mon you reds!
It does truly amaze me some of the comments from certain individuals on here and how some folks can only see the negative side. Now, don't get me wrong, I do not ask they stop making their posts, free speech and all that, however understand you look ridiculous. This is not based upon one or two emails, but months of some of this garbage! How you cannot get excited and feel positive about what is going on at the club, I fail to understand. Let me put it into perspective. At the BEGINNING of the season, no Bournemouth fan would have turned down a guarantee of being in the playoffs during February. Now, what about that same guarnantee being made at the time EH came back!!! With all the doom and gloom stuff going on in the world, there should be no reason that ANY posts on here contain more negative than positive comments - if written by a truly balanced, adjusted individual. You get back what you put out...actions, thoughts etc. There are books on the subject! I predict a win tonight (even if we were bottom of the league). Regardless, I certainly won't be on here groaning tomorrow, if the result doesn't go our way! Perhaps I'll spend that time with my kids instead....something positive anyway. C'mon you reds! AtlantaRedandBlack
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5:46pm Tue 26 Feb 13

raybren says...

Harry Arter interviewed on Solent said
100% sure we will get promoted!
QUIZ QUESTION;
Who has lost it most?
a) Harry Arter
b) Smhinto + MOxb

Regards
Harry Arter interviewed on Solent said 100% sure we will get promoted! QUIZ QUESTION; Who has lost it most? a) Harry Arter b) Smhinto + MOxb Regards raybren
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6:17pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Court Side says...

raybren wrote:
Harry Arter interviewed on Solent said
100% sure we will get promoted!
QUIZ QUESTION;
Who has lost it most?
a) Harry Arter
b) Smhinto + MOxb

Regards
I'm going for b)
Big H knows what he's talking about!
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Harry Arter interviewed on Solent said 100% sure we will get promoted! QUIZ QUESTION; Who has lost it most? a) Harry Arter b) Smhinto + MOxb Regards[/p][/quote]I'm going for b) Big H knows what he's talking about! Court Side
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6:50pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Court Side wrote:
raybren wrote:
Harry Arter interviewed on Solent said
100% sure we will get promoted!
QUIZ QUESTION;
Who has lost it most?
a) Harry Arter
b) Smhinto + MOxb

Regards
I'm going for b)
Big H knows what he's talking about!
Will myself, SMHINTO and Jontee win an award then, if Arter is proven wrong come May? I can't speak for the other two chaps, but an apology will suffice for me. Enjoy the match tonight, babies. x
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Harry Arter interviewed on Solent said 100% sure we will get promoted! QUIZ QUESTION; Who has lost it most? a) Harry Arter b) Smhinto + MOxb Regards[/p][/quote]I'm going for b) Big H knows what he's talking about![/p][/quote]Will myself, SMHINTO and Jontee win an award then, if Arter is proven wrong come May? I can't speak for the other two chaps, but an apology will suffice for me. Enjoy the match tonight, babies. x Mike Oxbig
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7:07pm Tue 26 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Court Side wrote:
raybren wrote:
Harry Arter interviewed on Solent said
100% sure we will get promoted!
QUIZ QUESTION;
Who has lost it most?
a) Harry Arter
b) Smhinto + MOxb

Regards
I'm going for b)
Big H knows what he's talking about!
Will myself, SMHINTO and Jontee win an award then, if Arter is proven wrong come May? I can't speak for the other two chaps, but an apology will suffice for me. Enjoy the match tonight, babies. x
Yes, you can share the most depressing supporter of the year award. Difficult to split the 3 of you.!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Harry Arter interviewed on Solent said 100% sure we will get promoted! QUIZ QUESTION; Who has lost it most? a) Harry Arter b) Smhinto + MOxb Regards[/p][/quote]I'm going for b) Big H knows what he's talking about![/p][/quote]Will myself, SMHINTO and Jontee win an award then, if Arter is proven wrong come May? I can't speak for the other two chaps, but an apology will suffice for me. Enjoy the match tonight, babies. x[/p][/quote]Yes, you can share the most depressing supporter of the year award. Difficult to split the 3 of you.!!!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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