AFC Bournemouth: Fraser's unfazed by hostile Leeds atmosphere

Bournemouth Echo: OFF THE MARK: Ryan Fraser scored his first goal against Rovers OFF THE MARK: Ryan Fraser scored his first goal against Rovers

TEENAGE sensation Ryan Fraser insists he can thrive on the big stage as Cherries aim to keep their cool in the white-hot atmosphere at Elland Road tonight.

Cherries are likely to face one of the most vociferous home faithfuls in the Championship when they visit fallen giants Leeds United this evening (7.45pm).

The former Premier League outfit and three-times English champions still pull in an average crowd of 26,751 – the highest in the second tier so far this season.

But emerging talent Fraser, who played in front of almost 50,000 spectators when taking on Celtic with former club Aberdeen, is relishing the challenge.

Fresh from netting his first senior goal against Blackburn on Saturday, Fraser (pictured) told the Daily Echo: “I have never played at Leeds before but Ian Harte says it is one of the best stadiums to play at, so I am looking forward to it. Hopefully, it will be a good atmosphere and we can get the result we need.

“I played in front of about 50,000 people against Celtic. They are a loud bunch at Celtic! I have played in big arenas and I like it. I think it improves my performance. I don’t know why, I just think that the atmosphere gives you more adrenaline.”

Fraser, who was introduced as a half-time substitute in the 3-1 loss to Blackburn, is hoping his lively display did enough to earn a starting place, having been left out of the XI after suffering a hamstring problem in the build-up to Cherries’ 3-3 draw at Middlesbrough the previous weekend.

Meanwhile, Cherries boss Eddie Howe says the hostile environment of Elland Road provides players with the opportunity to prove themselves.

He told the Daily Echo: “Having been there previously, it is an excellent arena to play in, with a very hostile atmosphere.

“But for an away side, it is a great venue. I love going there. If you can perform and do your stuff there, you can do it anywhere.”

Following the defeat at the hands of Blackburn, injury-hit Cherries sit 10th in the Championship with 13 points from nine games.

Howe added: “You have to look at the long-term aim and keep perspective. We are where we are and we have had a good start to the season.

“We have got a good points tally so far and these are big games coming up. We knew we were in the middle of a really tough spell of games.”

Comments (22)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:36am Tue 1 Oct 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

If Ryan's playing tonight a few of his penetrating runs should soon shut the home fans up!!

We really are going to have to try and make our own noise to counter the L**ds crowd!!

Not liking the sound of all of this injury talk, hope it's a smoke screen or it seems like we'll soon be seeing Jason on the bench again!!??

Good luck tonight boys, TedMacs heads North at lunchtime and is looking to witness a historic win (no pressure then ;-})!
UTCIAD
If Ryan's playing tonight a few of his penetrating runs should soon shut the home fans up!! We really are going to have to try and make our own noise to counter the L**ds crowd!! Not liking the sound of all of this injury talk, hope it's a smoke screen or it seems like we'll soon be seeing Jason on the bench again!!?? Good luck tonight boys, TedMacs heads North at lunchtime and is looking to witness a historic win (no pressure then ;-})! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 4

7:55am Tue 1 Oct 13

Mike Oxbig says...

I was going to go tonight too, but not after Saturdays performance. Probably saved myself neigh on £100.00...... I can see another 3 or 4 goal deficit if we perform like we did at the weekend. Regards.
I was going to go tonight too, but not after Saturdays performance. Probably saved myself neigh on £100.00...... I can see another 3 or 4 goal deficit if we perform like we did at the weekend. Regards. Mike Oxbig
  • Score: -19

8:07am Tue 1 Oct 13

Ferndown Steve says...

Lets keep Jason Pearce busy and under pressure tonight ! - Come on you Mighty Cherries - Safe Trip to All fans travelling up to Yorkshire !
Lets keep Jason Pearce busy and under pressure tonight ! - Come on you Mighty Cherries - Safe Trip to All fans travelling up to Yorkshire ! Ferndown Steve
  • Score: 5

8:08am Tue 1 Oct 13

carrrob says...

He is a good prospect but wouldnt describe the wee man as sensational!
He is a good prospect but wouldnt describe the wee man as sensational! carrrob
  • Score: 2

8:32am Tue 1 Oct 13

PaulRaffle says...

Mike Oxbig..
If you are not going, you won't shout for AFCB until you are 'HOARSE'
I think you mean NIGH not NEIGH.
Either learn to spell correctly, or keep your non-supportive comments to yourself.
Preferably the latter.
Will you ever post any supportive comments?
Mike Oxbig.. If you are not going, you won't shout for AFCB until you are 'HOARSE' I think you mean NIGH not NEIGH. Either learn to spell correctly, or keep your non-supportive comments to yourself. Preferably the latter. Will you ever post any supportive comments? PaulRaffle
  • Score: 16

9:24am Tue 1 Oct 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
I was going to go tonight too, but not after Saturdays performance. Probably saved myself neigh on £100.00...... I can see another 3 or 4 goal deficit if we perform like we did at the weekend. Regards.
Don;t you have a counterpart in Yorkshire named York Oxmall???
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: I was going to go tonight too, but not after Saturdays performance. Probably saved myself neigh on £100.00...... I can see another 3 or 4 goal deficit if we perform like we did at the weekend. Regards.[/p][/quote]Don;t you have a counterpart in Yorkshire named York Oxmall??? TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 3

10:08am Tue 1 Oct 13

redster says...

No doubt it will be a "toughie" tonight very physical hoping we do not pick up anymore injuries.believe we will take the game to them ,and it is possible that last Saturdays fiasco ,will have got some of the bad formation "gremlins" out of the system.
They will be aware of young Fraser's pace and he will be marked heavily hoping that will open it up at the opposite end for us.
No doubt it will be a "toughie" tonight very physical hoping we do not pick up anymore injuries.believe we will take the game to them ,and it is possible that last Saturdays fiasco ,will have got some of the bad formation "gremlins" out of the system. They will be aware of young Fraser's pace and he will be marked heavily hoping that will open it up at the opposite end for us. redster
  • Score: 3

10:29am Tue 1 Oct 13

smhinto says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
I was going to go tonight too, but not after Saturdays performance. Probably saved myself neigh on £100.00...... I can see another 3 or 4 goal deficit if we perform like we did at the weekend. Regards.
I have to say that unfortunately and I stress unfortunately I would have to agree with you.
.
We really are too thin on the ground as far as injuries are concerned to make an impact. It is going to be damage limitation tonight.
.
We really need a reserve or development game to get the returning injured players game time to regain match fitness.
.
No negativity here just fact and realism.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: I was going to go tonight too, but not after Saturdays performance. Probably saved myself neigh on £100.00...... I can see another 3 or 4 goal deficit if we perform like we did at the weekend. Regards.[/p][/quote]I have to say that unfortunately and I stress unfortunately I would have to agree with you. . We really are too thin on the ground as far as injuries are concerned to make an impact. It is going to be damage limitation tonight. . We really need a reserve or development game to get the returning injured players game time to regain match fitness. . No negativity here just fact and realism. smhinto
  • Score: -1

10:35am Tue 1 Oct 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
I was going to go tonight too, but not after Saturdays performance. Probably saved myself neigh on £100.00...... I can see another 3 or 4 goal deficit if we perform like we did at the weekend. Regards.
. . . I doubt if you attend any of the Cherrys matches
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: I was going to go tonight too, but not after Saturdays performance. Probably saved myself neigh on £100.00...... I can see another 3 or 4 goal deficit if we perform like we did at the weekend. Regards.[/p][/quote]. . . I doubt if you attend any of the Cherrys matches RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 7

11:08am Tue 1 Oct 13

lockandload says...

I really hope we don't get another kicking tonight. But I, like many others can see it coming. God help us if Frazer or Rantie get injured because if one of them does then AFCB is really in a corner.
I can't understand why Eddie hasnt gone into the Loan market????
I really hope we don't get another kicking tonight. But I, like many others can see it coming. God help us if Frazer or Rantie get injured because if one of them does then AFCB is really in a corner. I can't understand why Eddie hasnt gone into the Loan market???? lockandload
  • Score: 1

11:30am Tue 1 Oct 13

smhinto says...

Taking all the injured players out of the equation, tonights line should look something like this.

Allsop
.
Francis cooke Ward Harte
.
Fraser O'kane Pugh
.
Pitman
.
Grabban Rantie
.
Subs
.
Flahaven, Elphick, Thomas, Mcquoid, Cornick, Addison.
Taking all the injured players out of the equation, tonights line should look something like this. Allsop . Francis cooke Ward Harte . Fraser O'kane Pugh . Pitman . Grabban Rantie . Subs . Flahaven, Elphick, Thomas, Mcquoid, Cornick, Addison. smhinto
  • Score: 1

12:17pm Tue 1 Oct 13

SUFFERINGBJ says...

Good Luck Cherries tonite.
Blackpool, Barsnley, Blackburn..........a
ll these games we have given them far to much space to attack, Pugh has not been chasing back Cooke has been left,on his own that side, you cannot allow these teams so much space.
Allsop must be more authoritive at the back, his lack of confidence is seeping into the rest of the defence and up the field.
We have to go to Leeds and be much tighter in defence, and not allow our opponents so much of the ball, and when they sus our game plan, be able to adapt accordingly.
Good Luck Cherries tonite. Blackpool, Barsnley, Blackburn..........a ll these games we have given them far to much space to attack, Pugh has not been chasing back Cooke has been left,on his own that side, you cannot allow these teams so much space. Allsop must be more authoritive at the back, his lack of confidence is seeping into the rest of the defence and up the field. We have to go to Leeds and be much tighter in defence, and not allow our opponents so much of the ball, and when they sus our game plan, be able to adapt accordingly. SUFFERINGBJ
  • Score: -2

12:52pm Tue 1 Oct 13

pedro3187 says...

They say attack is the best form of defence, and that is the approach I think we should adopt tonight. As previously stated by others, we look a much better team when we have a real go at the opposition than we do when trying to defend and contain. I think we need to attack with pace and lots of it! That is why my lineup for tonight would be -

Allsop
Francis - Ward - Cook - Harte
Fraser - O'Kane - Pugh
Coulibaly
Grabban - Rantie

Subs - Flahavan, Elphick, Addison, McQuoid, Cornick, Pitman, Thomas
They say attack is the best form of defence, and that is the approach I think we should adopt tonight. As previously stated by others, we look a much better team when we have a real go at the opposition than we do when trying to defend and contain. I think we need to attack with pace and lots of it! That is why my lineup for tonight would be - Allsop Francis - Ward - Cook - Harte Fraser - O'Kane - Pugh Coulibaly Grabban - Rantie Subs - Flahavan, Elphick, Addison, McQuoid, Cornick, Pitman, Thomas pedro3187
  • Score: 1

12:54pm Tue 1 Oct 13

abc100 says...

smhinto wrote:
Taking all the injured players out of the equation, tonights line should look something like this. Allsop . Francis cooke Ward Harte . Fraser O'kane Pugh . Pitman . Grabban Rantie . Subs . Flahaven, Elphick, Thomas, Mcquoid, Cornick, Addison.
I think Thomas might start tonight if fit, with Grabban dropping slightly deeper, I thought he looked decent on Saturday when Hughes went of playing behind Rantie
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Taking all the injured players out of the equation, tonights line should look something like this. Allsop . Francis cooke Ward Harte . Fraser O'kane Pugh . Pitman . Grabban Rantie . Subs . Flahaven, Elphick, Thomas, Mcquoid, Cornick, Addison.[/p][/quote]I think Thomas might start tonight if fit, with Grabban dropping slightly deeper, I thought he looked decent on Saturday when Hughes went of playing behind Rantie abc100
  • Score: 0

1:35pm Tue 1 Oct 13

upthecherries26 says...

Jack Collison from West Ham is signing a season long loan.....Bloody good signing i reckon !!!
Jack Collison from West Ham is signing a season long loan.....Bloody good signing i reckon !!! upthecherries26
  • Score: 3

1:52pm Tue 1 Oct 13

pedro3187 says...

upthecherries26 wrote:
Jack Collison from West Ham is signing a season long loan.....Bloody good signing i reckon !!!
Your source?
[quote][p][bold]upthecherries26[/bold] wrote: Jack Collison from West Ham is signing a season long loan.....Bloody good signing i reckon !!![/p][/quote]Your source? pedro3187
  • Score: 0

2:00pm Tue 1 Oct 13

upthecherries26 says...

pedro3187 wrote:
upthecherries26 wrote:
Jack Collison from West Ham is signing a season long loan.....Bloody good signing i reckon !!!
Your source?
Good mate of mine works for West Ham !!
[quote][p][bold]pedro3187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upthecherries26[/bold] wrote: Jack Collison from West Ham is signing a season long loan.....Bloody good signing i reckon !!![/p][/quote]Your source?[/p][/quote]Good mate of mine works for West Ham !! upthecherries26
  • Score: 1

2:03pm Tue 1 Oct 13

coops1965 says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
If Ryan's playing tonight a few of his penetrating runs should soon shut the home fans up!!

We really are going to have to try and make our own noise to counter the L**ds crowd!!

Not liking the sound of all of this injury talk, hope it's a smoke screen or it seems like we'll soon be seeing Jason on the bench again!!??

Good luck tonight boys, TedMacs heads North at lunchtime and is looking to witness a historic win (no pressure then ;-})!
UTCIAD
Afternoon Ted, been away to sunnier climbs and sunning oneself !

Anywho, I agree totally that young Ryan could frighten the pants off them early doors and set the tone.

We are still in a great position in the league and Dirty Leeds are very doable at the moment, we are playing them at a good time.

Good luck Ted enjoy the game and U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: If Ryan's playing tonight a few of his penetrating runs should soon shut the home fans up!! We really are going to have to try and make our own noise to counter the L**ds crowd!! Not liking the sound of all of this injury talk, hope it's a smoke screen or it seems like we'll soon be seeing Jason on the bench again!!?? Good luck tonight boys, TedMacs heads North at lunchtime and is looking to witness a historic win (no pressure then ;-})! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Afternoon Ted, been away to sunnier climbs and sunning oneself ! Anywho, I agree totally that young Ryan could frighten the pants off them early doors and set the tone. We are still in a great position in the league and Dirty Leeds are very doable at the moment, we are playing them at a good time. Good luck Ted enjoy the game and U T C I A D. coops1965
  • Score: 0

2:22pm Tue 1 Oct 13

Afcbives says...

Sky sports news have said Bournemouth set to sign jack collison on a 1 month loan
Sky sports news have said Bournemouth set to sign jack collison on a 1 month loan Afcbives
  • Score: 1

2:25pm Tue 1 Oct 13

abc100 says...

pedro3187 wrote:
upthecherries26 wrote: Jack Collison from West Ham is signing a season long loan.....Bloody good signing i reckon !!!
Your source?
It's all over twitter, great player
[quote][p][bold]pedro3187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upthecherries26[/bold] wrote: Jack Collison from West Ham is signing a season long loan.....Bloody good signing i reckon !!![/p][/quote]Your source?[/p][/quote]It's all over twitter, great player abc100
  • Score: 1

2:59pm Tue 1 Oct 13

pedro3187 says...

upthecherries26 wrote:
pedro3187 wrote:
upthecherries26 wrote: Jack Collison from West Ham is signing a season long loan.....Bloody good signing i reckon !!!
Your source?
Good mate of mine works for West Ham !!
Well this is bloomin good news! Lets hope that it's done in time for tonight
[quote][p][bold]upthecherries26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedro3187[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upthecherries26[/bold] wrote: Jack Collison from West Ham is signing a season long loan.....Bloody good signing i reckon !!![/p][/quote]Your source?[/p][/quote]Good mate of mine works for West Ham !![/p][/quote]Well this is bloomin good news! Lets hope that it's done in time for tonight pedro3187
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Tue 1 Oct 13

easthoweafcb. says...

Oxbog off! The faith is here keep it! Come on reds! Suggestion register fletch again as a nin contract player?
Oxbog off! The faith is here keep it! Come on reds! Suggestion register fletch again as a nin contract player? easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

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

I agree