AFC Bournemouth: Cook reckons Cherries can topple 'Premier League' Hoops

Bournemouth Echo: BUOYANT: AFC Bournemouth defender Steve Cook BUOYANT: AFC Bournemouth defender Steve Cook

DEFENDER Steve Cook wants to help Cherries shock the Championship by upsetting the odds against title favourites QPR.

Cherries centre-half Cook believes Eddie Howe’s men are capable of springing a surprise when they visit Loftus Road tonight (7.45pm).

The 22-year-old, who has started every league match for the club this season, reckons Cherries will be facing a Premier League standard squad in the clash.

But he says the pressure will be off Cherries as they bid to showcase their skills against the third-placed Hoops.

Cook told the Daily Echo: “Their squad is Premier League and it is a Premier League club.

“They have a massive budget, a great manager and it is nice for us because we can go there with no pressure. It is all on them.

“We will go and show what we are all about and we feel that we can go there and win. We want to be a team that upsets the odds.”

QPR boast a team packed with top-flight experience and internationals, including the likes of Rob Green, Niko Kranjcar and Richard Dunne.

Another player Cook is set to face is former Poole Town striker Charlie Austin, who has already netted eight league goals this term.

Cook added: “Last season, he was one of the top goalscorers and he was wanted by Premier League clubs.

“He is going to be a real handful and he is a proven goalscorer but that is what it is all about in this league.

“You want to play against the best players possible and the best teams.

“It will be a good test for me, Tommy (Elphick) and the rest of the team but, hopefully, we will be able to come out on top.”

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7:05am Tue 3 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

Not going to be easy tonight qpr will be looking to bounce back from there surprise defeat at Doncaster over the weekend , I wish the team well for tonight we must be more clinical in front of goal however I will be happy with a point tonight we will have played three of the top teams in this division within a week come 5 pm sat after noon can we go unbeaten against all three ?
Not going to be easy tonight qpr will be looking to bounce back from there surprise defeat at Doncaster over the weekend , I wish the team well for tonight we must be more clinical in front of goal however I will be happy with a point tonight we will have played three of the top teams in this division within a week come 5 pm sat after noon can we go unbeaten against all three ? alasdair1967

7:15am Tue 3 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Hope Cookie wears his customised shorts tonight with the XL back pocket to stick Charlie Austin in. To all those going tonight, enjoy the game and hopefully gain something from the match.
Hope Cookie wears his customised shorts tonight with the XL back pocket to stick Charlie Austin in. To all those going tonight, enjoy the game and hopefully gain something from the match. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

9:26am Tue 3 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

And why not? We’ve been creating plenty of chances and just need our strikers to fire-up and put them in the net! Obviously our defence need to do a bit too.

No one gives us a chance tonight, I like it that way and I’m sure the players do too. Remember this is QPR not Real Madrid, they are vulnerable as Donny showed on Saturday. Looking forward to this one and the chance for a pre-match Nepalese curry!
UTCIAD
And why not? We’ve been creating plenty of chances and just need our strikers to fire-up and put them in the net! Obviously our defence need to do a bit too. No one gives us a chance tonight, I like it that way and I’m sure the players do too. Remember this is QPR not Real Madrid, they are vulnerable as Donny showed on Saturday. Looking forward to this one and the chance for a pre-match Nepalese curry! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants

9:31am Tue 3 Dec 13

ChilledCherry says...

Anyone know of a good link to use to see the match tonight?
Anyone know of a good link to use to see the match tonight? ChilledCherry

9:40am Tue 3 Dec 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

. HE says we are under no pressure, . . . Yet we are in free fall plunging towards the bottom of the league. . . . . . . . COOKEY, WAKE UP ! ! !
. HE says we are under no pressure, . . . Yet we are in free fall plunging towards the bottom of the league. . . . . . . . COOKEY, WAKE UP ! ! ! RED LETTER DAY

9:50am Tue 3 Dec 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

ChilledCherry wrote:
Anyone know of a good link to use to see the match tonight?
. . . . . . . . . BRITISH RAIL
[quote][p][bold]ChilledCherry[/bold] wrote: Anyone know of a good link to use to see the match tonight?[/p][/quote]. . . . . . . . . BRITISH RAIL RED LETTER DAY

9:56am Tue 3 Dec 13

ChilledCherry says...

Ha! Very good. I can't get there tonight, but hoped golfer or someone else who posts on here would know a link. Am I right in saying Cherries Player doesn't give a live stream of the game?

Apologies if I'm being thick, I blame the man flu.
Ha! Very good. I can't get there tonight, but hoped golfer or someone else who posts on here would know a link. Am I right in saying Cherries Player doesn't give a live stream of the game? Apologies if I'm being thick, I blame the man flu. ChilledCherry

10:01am Tue 3 Dec 13

smhinto says...

Yes I wish us well too. I agree with Cook, the pressure is all on them. But i am afraid it is going to be a tall order to get anything.
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On the other hand we could rise to the occasion of playing a likely premiership side to show our worth.
Yes I wish us well too. I agree with Cook, the pressure is all on them. But i am afraid it is going to be a tall order to get anything. . On the other hand we could rise to the occasion of playing a likely premiership side to show our worth. smhinto

10:13am Tue 3 Dec 13

grecco says...

wiziwig.tv does its best to show every match throut the wold including afc
wiziwig.tv does its best to show every match throut the wold including afc grecco

10:17am Tue 3 Dec 13

Solentcherry says...

Nice one smhinto !! I like it !!
COYC.
Nice one smhinto !! I like it !! COYC. Solentcherry

10:17am Tue 3 Dec 13

redster says...

It is a tall order to get something out of this match, but going by Saturdays performance we can have a good crack at it, I am looking forward to it. There is something to be said when you are the underdog and how that takes some of the pressure off!
They may have Charlie Austin but we have Matt Ritchie who is a match for him, and who will improve with every game.
Yep this will be win or loose, a good yard stick for our progress, and a good time for TK Min to show what he can do!!
Get stuck in tonight Boys
UTC
It is a tall order to get something out of this match, but going by Saturdays performance we can have a good crack at it, I am looking forward to it. There is something to be said when you are the underdog and how that takes some of the pressure off! They may have Charlie Austin but we have Matt Ritchie who is a match for him, and who will improve with every game. Yep this will be win or loose, a good yard stick for our progress, and a good time for TK Min to show what he can do!! Get stuck in tonight Boys UTC redster

12:09pm Tue 3 Dec 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

ChilledCherry wrote:
Ha! Very good. I can't get there tonight, but hoped golfer or someone else who posts on here would know a link. Am I right in saying Cherries Player doesn't give a live stream of the game?

Apologies if I'm being thick, I blame the man flu.
Hi, CHILLED CHERRY. . I am glad that you enjoyed my little joke. . . . . I do not know of any link and so I will be listening in on Radio Solent as usual. . . Best of luck to our team tonight.
[quote][p][bold]ChilledCherry[/bold] wrote: Ha! Very good. I can't get there tonight, but hoped golfer or someone else who posts on here would know a link. Am I right in saying Cherries Player doesn't give a live stream of the game? Apologies if I'm being thick, I blame the man flu.[/p][/quote]Hi, CHILLED CHERRY. . I am glad that you enjoyed my little joke. . . . . I do not know of any link and so I will be listening in on Radio Solent as usual. . . Best of luck to our team tonight. RED LETTER DAY

3:37pm Tue 3 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

those wanting a link for tonights game at QPR v CHERRIES

By the way i am a supporter of the team Solent cherrie
think Ritchie should play more central role in midfield with Arter when he is fully fit.
those wanting a link for tonights game at QPR v CHERRIES By the way i am a supporter of the team Solent cherrie think Ritchie should play more central role in midfield with Arter when he is fully fit. holdinkæft

3:41pm Tue 3 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

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Nedum Onuoha remains on the sidelines after suffering a recurrence of his hamstring injury while Alejandro Faurlin (cruciate) and Bobby Zamora (knee) are long-term absentees.
Bournemouth, meanwhile, will assess top scorer Lewis Grabban ahead of the trip.
The 25-year-old missed Saturday lunchtime's 1-1 draw with Brighton through illness and he will be assessed by the Cherries' medical staff ahead of Tuesday night's clash.
Winger Matt Ritchie and defender Steve Cook look set to continue in the side having come through 90 minutes against the Seagulls. Ritchie marked his first start of the season with the game's opener while Cook was a surprise inclusion after being stretchered off against Derby.
On-loan Arsenal defender Nico Yennaris joined the Cherries on Thursday and was an unused substitute at the weekend but is hoping for his debut at Loftus Road.
QPR duo Junior Hoilett and Tom Carroll could return to the starting line-up after being on the bench for Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Doncaster after injuries.
Nedum Onuoha, Alejandro Faurlin and Bobby Zamora remain out through injury.
Bournemouth's top scorer Lewis Grabban, who missed Saturday's 1-1 draw with Brighton because of illness, will be assessed on Tuesday before the game.
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Match Preview: Tuesday 3rd Dec 2013, One of the important match QPR V AFC Bournemouth of Sky Bet Championship HD Quality Live QPR V AFC Bournemouth streaming is available here QPR V AFC Bournemouth Live Stream online video Sky Bet Championship Video Free The match will take plcae at Loftus Road 12/03/13 Preview Pictures and Wallpapers its mean all things are available in my blog please see and check here for latest things.Preview Pictures and Wallpapers its mean all things are available in my blog please see and check here for latest things.QPR V AFC Bournemouth Live Stream QPR V AFC Bournemouth ,QPR V AFC Bournemouth online free, QPR V AFC Bournemouth live stream video.QPR V AFC Bournemouth at Loftus Road Tuesday 3rd Dec 2013, kick-off 19:45 (GMT).Junior Hoilett and Tom Carroll could return to the QPR starting line-up for Tuesday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Bournemouth at Loftus Road. Winger Hoilett missed the Charlton game with a hamstring problem but came on for the final 13 minutes of the defeat at Doncaster at the weekend, while midfielder Carroll was an unused substitute on his return from an ankle injury. Nedum Onuoha remains on the sidelines after suffering a recurrence of his hamstring injury while Alejandro Faurlin (cruciate) and Bobby Zamora (knee) are long-term absentees. Bournemouth, meanwhile, will assess top scorer Lewis Grabban ahead of the trip. The 25-year-old missed Saturday lunchtime's 1-1 draw with Brighton through illness and he will be assessed by the Cherries' medical staff ahead of Tuesday night's clash. Winger Matt Ritchie and defender Steve Cook look set to continue in the side having come through 90 minutes against the Seagulls. Ritchie marked his first start of the season with the game's opener while Cook was a surprise inclusion after being stretchered off against Derby. On-loan Arsenal defender Nico Yennaris joined the Cherries on Thursday and was an unused substitute at the weekend but is hoping for his debut at Loftus Road. QPR duo Junior Hoilett and Tom Carroll could return to the starting line-up after being on the bench for Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Doncaster after injuries. Nedum Onuoha, Alejandro Faurlin and Bobby Zamora remain out through injury. Bournemouth's top scorer Lewis Grabban, who missed Saturday's 1-1 draw with Brighton because of illness, will be assessed on Tuesday before the game. The stream is from pakistan holdinkæft

4:11pm Tue 3 Dec 13

kangman2012 says...

Don't want to sound negative but every time the Echo goes out and gets one of our players to "talk the team up" it all seems to go horribly wrong. Hope I'm wrong and we get something out of the game tonight. Come on you reds - UTC!
Don't want to sound negative but every time the Echo goes out and gets one of our players to "talk the team up" it all seems to go horribly wrong. Hope I'm wrong and we get something out of the game tonight. Come on you reds - UTC! kangman2012

9:13pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Cherryfan says...

Bet you wish you did not write this article now Steve!
Bet you wish you did not write this article now Steve! Cherryfan

9:39pm Tue 3 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

Oooooooooops
Oooooooooops miltonarcher

9:58pm Tue 3 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
And why not? We’ve been creating plenty of chances and just need our strikers to fire-up and put them in the net! Obviously our defence need to do a bit too.

No one gives us a chance tonight, I like it that way and I’m sure the players do too. Remember this is QPR not Real Madrid, they are vulnerable as Donny showed on Saturday. Looking forward to this one and the chance for a pre-match Nepalese curry!
UTCIAD
Defence? What defence?
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: And why not? We’ve been creating plenty of chances and just need our strikers to fire-up and put them in the net! Obviously our defence need to do a bit too. No one gives us a chance tonight, I like it that way and I’m sure the players do too. Remember this is QPR not Real Madrid, they are vulnerable as Donny showed on Saturday. Looking forward to this one and the chance for a pre-match Nepalese curry! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Defence? What defence? miltonarcher

10:07am Thu 5 Dec 13

ging999 says...

I can't find the article about your slaughtering of QPR. Can you please point me in the right direction.
I can't find the article about your slaughtering of QPR. Can you please point me in the right direction. ging999

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