AFC Bournemouth: Cherries will be fine in Championship says ex-boss Bond

Bournemouth Echo: FORMER COLLEAGUES: Kevin Bond and Eddie Howe FORMER COLLEAGUES: Kevin Bond and Eddie Howe

FORMER manager Kevin Bond believes Cherries can compete against anybody in the Championship and insists: “They will be fine.”

Bond, assistant to Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers, watched the title-chasing Hoops register a 3-0 victory over Cherries last night.

Goals from Charlie Austin, Junior Hoilett and Matt Phillips proved enough as the division’s big guns left Cherries with one victory in their past 11 matches.

But Bond said he had been impressed by the Dean Court outfit and tipped them to consolidate during their first season back in the second tier.

Bond said: “I thought they acquitted themselves very well and, for me, the turning point was the fact that we got the first goal.

“I think they can compete against anybody. They have had a little bit of a difficult run but it is difficult with that step up.

“They have got no real stars in their side but they get an awful lot out of the side itself. You can see that they are well drilled and I think they will be fine.

“I think from Eddie’s point of view, he will think this is a year of consolidation and see if they can maybe push on again in the years ahead. But they are a good footballing side.

“We went with two up front and we were umming and ahhing about that because of the football they can play and the damage they can do to you.”

Bond and Redknapp have long-standing links with Cherries and the QPR number two, who gave Eddie Howe his first coaching role, admitted he had taken no particular pleasure in overcoming his old employers.

He added: “The most important thing for us was to get back on the winning track.

“There are a lot of nice people down in Bournemouth and I would like to see them do well. They are a good side and they have done fantastically so I don’t take any great pleasure in beating Bournemouth.”

Giving his verdict on the Championship clash, Cherries boss Howe said: “I thought we started the game very well. We were well in the game and conceded, from our perspective, a really poor first goal.

“I felt it knocked our confidence for about 10 minutes and then we got back on it again. That was the story of our night because in the second half, I felt we were very good at the start of the half. We created chances and then conceded a really poor second goal.

“Suddenly, we were 2-0 down and Lee Camp had not really been worked, so that was the big disappointment of the night.

“QPR have good players in their squad but, from our perspective, it is a case of making sure we have the ability to keep clean sheets and stay in games because until that first goal, I felt there was nothing between the sides.

“If anything, we had some really good opportunities and you would have liked to have thought we could have been a little bit more ruthless and taken those chances.”

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11:38am Wed 4 Dec 13

mark.s says...

Easy to be complimentary about the opposition after a crushing win
Easy to be complimentary about the opposition after a crushing win mark.s

12:11pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Solentcherry says...

"Worried about the damage they can do to you" !!!
Has he watched our Strike Force recently ?!! Lol.
"Worried about the damage they can do to you" !!! Has he watched our Strike Force recently ?!! Lol. Solentcherry

12:26pm Wed 4 Dec 13

kentcherry says...

I find no comfort in all these reassuring and patronising words from managers of opposing teams . The arrival of Rantie has given Ed and Jason a number of unexpected problems and I hope they find the right solutions quickly.
I find no comfort in all these reassuring and patronising words from managers of opposing teams . The arrival of Rantie has given Ed and Jason a number of unexpected problems and I hope they find the right solutions quickly. kentcherry

1:00pm Wed 4 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !!
We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !! miltonarcher

1:40pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Cherryfan says...

Like Kevin Bonds opinion makes any difference! 3 - 0 is 3 - 0. Quite what Eddie does Saturday I have no idea. All options have been tried now.
Like Kevin Bonds opinion makes any difference! 3 - 0 is 3 - 0. Quite what Eddie does Saturday I have no idea. All options have been tried now. Cherryfan

1:49pm Wed 4 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

miltonarcher wrote:
We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !!
I see our teams have something in common again Archer i.e. both on the slide.

Catch up though please I’ve already made the PDC remark and it wasn’t well received!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !![/p][/quote]I see our teams have something in common again Archer i.e. both on the slide. Catch up though please I’ve already made the PDC remark and it wasn’t well received! TedMacsCherryPants

2:22pm Wed 4 Dec 13

bobsworthforever says...

Whats happened to the new bloke from the Arsenal surely he cant be injured already or is there some other reason im off to Reading Saturday interesting to see if he plays also now Reading have Billy Sharp could we get LeFondre or for those favouring the big lump up front system they've got one or two of those spare as well.The best way forward is to support Eddie as best we can and see whats lined up in the New Year.In case anybody thinks it cant get any worse Bristol City have just appointed Steve Cotterill so there always a team worse off than us
Whats happened to the new bloke from the Arsenal surely he cant be injured already or is there some other reason im off to Reading Saturday interesting to see if he plays also now Reading have Billy Sharp could we get LeFondre or for those favouring the big lump up front system they've got one or two of those spare as well.The best way forward is to support Eddie as best we can and see whats lined up in the New Year.In case anybody thinks it cant get any worse Bristol City have just appointed Steve Cotterill so there always a team worse off than us bobsworthforever

2:26pm Wed 4 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !!
I see our teams have something in common again Archer i.e. both on the slide.

Catch up though please I’ve already made the PDC remark and it wasn’t well received!
IH, try IH ! Clue, he is bald and would bring some fun to DC
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !![/p][/quote]I see our teams have something in common again Archer i.e. both on the slide. Catch up though please I’ve already made the PDC remark and it wasn’t well received![/p][/quote]IH, try IH ! Clue, he is bald and would bring some fun to DC miltonarcher

2:38pm Wed 4 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

miltonarcher wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
miltonarcher wrote: We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !!
I see our teams have something in common again Archer i.e. both on the slide. Catch up though please I’ve already made the PDC remark and it wasn’t well received!
IH, try IH ! Clue, he is bald and would bring some fun to DC
The PDC thing was a joke in extremely poor taste but stranger things have happened! Meanwhile I'm contemplating the namesake a women's prison in London, which was a more serious thought unless Fergie likes a nice beach!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !![/p][/quote]I see our teams have something in common again Archer i.e. both on the slide. Catch up though please I’ve already made the PDC remark and it wasn’t well received![/p][/quote]IH, try IH ! Clue, he is bald and would bring some fun to DC[/p][/quote]The PDC thing was a joke in extremely poor taste but stranger things have happened! Meanwhile I'm contemplating the namesake a women's prison in London, which was a more serious thought unless Fergie likes a nice beach! TedMacsCherryPants

3:23pm Wed 4 Dec 13

smhinto says...

I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal.
.
It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!!
.
I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ????
.
It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One.
.
I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything.
.
The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble.
.
We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on.

1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football).
.
2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay.
.
3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club.
.
4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity.
.
5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example).
.
A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income.
.
Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts.
.
At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment.
.
Regards
I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal. . It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!! . I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ???? . It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One. . I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything. . The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble. . We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on. 1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football). . 2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay. . 3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club. . 4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity. . 5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example). . A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income. . Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts. . At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment. . Regards smhinto

3:32pm Wed 4 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

smhinto wrote:
I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal.
.
It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!!
.
I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ????
.
It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One.
.
I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything.
.
The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble.
.
We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on.

1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football).
.
2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay.
.
3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club.
.
4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity.
.
5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example).
.
A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income.
.
Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts.
.
At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment.
.
Regards
well balanced post smhinto I concur with most of what you say. Now it will snow this weekend!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal. . It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!! . I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ???? . It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One. . I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything. . The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble. . We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on. 1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football). . 2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay. . 3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club. . 4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity. . 5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example). . A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income. . Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts. . At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment. . Regards[/p][/quote]well balanced post smhinto I concur with most of what you say. Now it will snow this weekend!!!!! nonnogeppetto

3:40pm Wed 4 Dec 13

eaststandman says...

Why not put Addison up front ? There's a target man !

Or one of the development squad ? 1 win in 11 ?

Time to stop the guff about 'learning curves' or 'adapting to life in the Championship' We've got nothing up front that would even scare a conference side. Come on Eddie, lets be 'avin some steel.
Why not put Addison up front ? There's a target man ! Or one of the development squad ? 1 win in 11 ? Time to stop the guff about 'learning curves' or 'adapting to life in the Championship' We've got nothing up front that would even scare a conference side. Come on Eddie, lets be 'avin some steel. eaststandman

3:43pm Wed 4 Dec 13

4stands says...

miltonarcher wrote:
We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !!
So staying there under a different name eh!! he could do a runner without paying his bill, Mincing Arser you are an accessory to the crime, do the decent thing and call Pc Plod
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !![/p][/quote]So staying there under a different name eh!! he could do a runner without paying his bill, Mincing Arser you are an accessory to the crime, do the decent thing and call Pc Plod 4stands

3:43pm Wed 4 Dec 13

eaststandman says...

miltonarcher wrote:
We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !!
I liked the look of your goalie Milton, he's got some silky skills at the back there !! Chortle..........
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !![/p][/quote]I liked the look of your goalie Milton, he's got some silky skills at the back there !! Chortle.......... eaststandman

3:43pm Wed 4 Dec 13

verwoodsaint says...

smhinto wrote:
I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal.
.
It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!!
.
I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ????
.
It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One.
.
I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything.
.
The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble.
.
We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on.

1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football).
.
2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay.
.
3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club.
.
4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity.
.
5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example).
.
A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income.
.
Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts.
.
At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment.
.
Regards
Excellent article , well done...
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal. . It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!! . I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ???? . It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One. . I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything. . The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble. . We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on. 1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football). . 2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay. . 3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club. . 4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity. . 5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example). . A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income. . Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts. . At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment. . Regards[/p][/quote]Excellent article , well done... verwoodsaint

3:45pm Wed 4 Dec 13

verwoodsaint says...

Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?
Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ? verwoodsaint

4:08pm Wed 4 Dec 13

eaststandman says...

verwoodsaint wrote:
Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?
Not sure.....but it should have included a windbreak........
[quote][p][bold]verwoodsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?[/p][/quote]Not sure.....but it should have included a windbreak........ eaststandman

4:32pm Wed 4 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

eaststandman wrote:
verwoodsaint wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?
Not sure.....but it should have included a windbreak........
.....or some stabilisers??
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]verwoodsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?[/p][/quote]Not sure.....but it should have included a windbreak........[/p][/quote].....or some stabilisers?? TedMacsCherryPants

4:48pm Wed 4 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
verwoodsaint wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?
Not sure.....but it should have included a windbreak........
.....or some stabilisers??
more like airbags I heard!!!
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]verwoodsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?[/p][/quote]Not sure.....but it should have included a windbreak........[/p][/quote].....or some stabilisers??[/p][/quote]more like airbags I heard!!! nonnogeppetto

5:04pm Wed 4 Dec 13

keithb says...

4stands wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !!
So staying there under a different name eh!! he could do a runner without paying his bill, Mincing Arser you are an accessory to the crime, do the decent thing and call Pc Plod
why would he use an assumed name? Holloway is more recognisable than the pope
[quote][p][bold]4stands[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !![/p][/quote]So staying there under a different name eh!! he could do a runner without paying his bill, Mincing Arser you are an accessory to the crime, do the decent thing and call Pc Plod[/p][/quote]why would he use an assumed name? Holloway is more recognisable than the pope keithb

5:04pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

verwoodsaint wrote:
Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?
I think the answer is no. But the newspapers picked up on a figure of £2.5 million and it stuck. From what I had read at the time, the figure seemed more like 1.8 Euro's, around £1.5 mill. But who knows??
[quote][p][bold]verwoodsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?[/p][/quote]I think the answer is no. But the newspapers picked up on a figure of £2.5 million and it stuck. From what I had read at the time, the figure seemed more like 1.8 Euro's, around £1.5 mill. But who knows?? Afcbpete

5:05pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

verwoodsaint wrote:
Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?
I think the answer is no. But the newspapers picked up on a figure of £2.5 million and it stuck. From what I had read at the time, the figure seemed more like 1.8 Euro's, around £1.5 mill. But who knows??
[quote][p][bold]verwoodsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?[/p][/quote]I think the answer is no. But the newspapers picked up on a figure of £2.5 million and it stuck. From what I had read at the time, the figure seemed more like 1.8 Euro's, around £1.5 mill. But who knows?? Afcbpete

5:09pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

Afcbpete wrote:
verwoodsaint wrote:
Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?
I think the answer is no. But the newspapers picked up on a figure of £2.5 million and it stuck. From what I had read at the time, the figure seemed more like 1.8 Euro's, around £1.5 mill. But who knows??
PMSL... 1.8 million Euro's LOL, yes ok....
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]verwoodsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?[/p][/quote]I think the answer is no. But the newspapers picked up on a figure of £2.5 million and it stuck. From what I had read at the time, the figure seemed more like 1.8 Euro's, around £1.5 mill. But who knows??[/p][/quote]PMSL... 1.8 million Euro's LOL, yes ok.... Afcbpete

5:14pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Doddler says...

A recent post said that AFCB's recent tally of points was at relegation level - so having lost two more games since then what does that make it? Three points from the last 21 - with only one win in the last 11 games - is not even relegation form - it's worse! I've known teams do better than that - and end up relegated.

We're told that it's a learning curve and that we should take the positives - but are we really learning? Eddie has worked wonders (twice!) for AFCB but it's so disappointing to see the same old mistakes week after week - and just to hear back that we played well, we dominated possession, the other team were top drawer and that we're really going to gain a major scalp soon. The reality is that any half decent team we play against have by now totally sussed us and know exactly how to play us. So where's our plan B? Let alone our plans C,D and E?

And why does Eddie persist in playing Pittman who is so obviously out of his depth? And as a lone striker? We might (perhaps) applaud his loyalty to him - but at what cost? And why do we have an expensive and obviously talented TK on the bench? Why has he not been given a bustling target player to play off? Why do we import a potentially talented young midfielder from Arsenal and then not use him?

Eddie has been a revelation and whatever else transpires (and I hope for a long and highly successful time for him with the club) he will go down as one of our best ever managers; thoughtful, polite, well spoken - and he knows a bit about football too. But come on, Mr Nice Guy, time to wake up and smell the coffee. You have other selection options apart from those who you have been so loyal to. Sometimes - just occasionally - it might be OK to win ugly, rather than lose with style. After all, there are no points awarded for artistic impression!
A recent post said that AFCB's recent tally of points was at relegation level - so having lost two more games since then what does that make it? Three points from the last 21 - with only one win in the last 11 games - is not even relegation form - it's worse! I've known teams do better than that - and end up relegated. We're told that it's a learning curve and that we should take the positives - but are we really learning? Eddie has worked wonders (twice!) for AFCB but it's so disappointing to see the same old mistakes week after week - and just to hear back that we played well, we dominated possession, the other team were top drawer and that we're really going to gain a major scalp soon. The reality is that any half decent team we play against have by now totally sussed us and know exactly how to play us. So where's our plan B? Let alone our plans C,D and E? And why does Eddie persist in playing Pittman who is so obviously out of his depth? And as a lone striker? We might (perhaps) applaud his loyalty to him - but at what cost? And why do we have an expensive and obviously talented TK on the bench? Why has he not been given a bustling target player to play off? Why do we import a potentially talented young midfielder from Arsenal and then not use him? Eddie has been a revelation and whatever else transpires (and I hope for a long and highly successful time for him with the club) he will go down as one of our best ever managers; thoughtful, polite, well spoken - and he knows a bit about football too. But come on, Mr Nice Guy, time to wake up and smell the coffee. You have other selection options apart from those who you have been so loyal to. Sometimes - just occasionally - it might be OK to win ugly, rather than lose with style. After all, there are no points awarded for artistic impression! Doddler

5:45pm Wed 4 Dec 13

lofty1971 says...

Nice article Shim-into you have surpassed yourself.

Based on a difficult start to a tough league you have us relegated back down to League Two already LOL

I'm surprised you haven't provided us with names of managers who could do a better job with the limitations we still have to operate under.

FFS we are up against teams who can sigh Benayoun on a whim and leave Kranckjer on the bench.

All the doom and gloomers need to chill out, focus on getting behind the team rather than getting on at them and enjoy the season.
Nice article Shim-into you have surpassed yourself. Based on a difficult start to a tough league you have us relegated back down to League Two already LOL I'm surprised you haven't provided us with names of managers who could do a better job with the limitations we still have to operate under. FFS we are up against teams who can sigh Benayoun on a whim and leave Kranckjer on the bench. All the doom and gloomers need to chill out, focus on getting behind the team rather than getting on at them and enjoy the season. lofty1971

5:46pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Solentcherry says...

Good post Doddler, we do need to find a plan B at times in order to win games. We need an ugly win on Saturday for starters. That would settle us down a bit. The pretty stuff can come back later.
COYC.
Good post Doddler, we do need to find a plan B at times in order to win games. We need an ugly win on Saturday for starters. That would settle us down a bit. The pretty stuff can come back later. COYC. Solentcherry

6:03pm Wed 4 Dec 13

raybren says...

Which players are up to Championship level ( not loans ) ? Daniels , Ward , Cook , Arter , Ritchie , Fraser , Grabban . It ' s going to be a busy January !
Which players are up to Championship level ( not loans ) ? Daniels , Ward , Cook , Arter , Ritchie , Fraser , Grabban . It ' s going to be a busy January ! raybren

6:13pm Wed 4 Dec 13

gameon says...

Cherryfan wrote:
Like Kevin Bonds opinion makes any difference! 3 - 0 is 3 - 0. Quite what Eddie does Saturday I have no idea. All options have been tried now.
Oh Yes we must take note of what Bond says I mean he did such a good job for us ????? He obviously knows what hes talking about its called Patronising crap from a useless person whose saviour is Harry with his jobs for the Boys bench
[quote][p][bold]Cherryfan[/bold] wrote: Like Kevin Bonds opinion makes any difference! 3 - 0 is 3 - 0. Quite what Eddie does Saturday I have no idea. All options have been tried now.[/p][/quote]Oh Yes we must take note of what Bond says I mean he did such a good job for us ????? He obviously knows what hes talking about its called Patronising crap from a useless person whose saviour is Harry with his jobs for the Boys bench gameon

6:29pm Wed 4 Dec 13

smhinto says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
smhinto wrote:
I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal.
.
It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!!
.
I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ????
.
It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One.
.
I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything.
.
The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble.
.
We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on.

1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football).
.
2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay.
.
3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club.
.
4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity.
.
5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example).
.
A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income.
.
Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts.
.
At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment.
.
Regards
well balanced post smhinto I concur with most of what you say. Now it will snow this weekend!!!!!
Nonno

You may care to note Mr Coops1965 resonse to my post today of which highlights the kind of 'thick idiot' we have to endure on here sometimes.
.
This individual clearly has his head buried in the sand and has clearly not read the post in it's full complexity or taken it in it's intended context.
.
Igorance is such a bliss!!
.
Regards to you
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal. . It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!! . I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ???? . It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One. . I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything. . The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble. . We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on. 1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football). . 2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay. . 3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club. . 4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity. . 5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example). . A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income. . Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts. . At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment. . Regards[/p][/quote]well balanced post smhinto I concur with most of what you say. Now it will snow this weekend!!!!![/p][/quote]Nonno You may care to note Mr Coops1965 resonse to my post today of which highlights the kind of 'thick idiot' we have to endure on here sometimes. . This individual clearly has his head buried in the sand and has clearly not read the post in it's full complexity or taken it in it's intended context. . Igorance is such a bliss!! . Regards to you smhinto

6:52pm Wed 4 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
smhinto wrote:
I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal.
.
It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!!
.
I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ????
.
It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One.
.
I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything.
.
The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble.
.
We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on.

1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football).
.
2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay.
.
3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club.
.
4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity.
.
5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example).
.
A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income.
.
Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts.
.
At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment.
.
Regards
well balanced post smhinto I concur with most of what you say. Now it will snow this weekend!!!!!
Nonno

You may care to note Mr Coops1965 resonse to my post today of which highlights the kind of 'thick idiot' we have to endure on here sometimes.
.
This individual clearly has his head buried in the sand and has clearly not read the post in it's full complexity or taken it in it's intended context.
.
Igorance is such a bliss!!
.
Regards to you
I can't speak for Mr Coops 1965 however I do accept that as ever everyone is entitled to an opinion. Whilst I openly disagree with you at times and dare say push the boundaries of my sarcasm to the limits!!! I hope that when I read something I agree with I say so no matter who says it.

We (AFCB) are up against it because of too many players who are playing for time and not up for the job required and not easy to get rid of. EH has to do a balancing act and any intelligent individual should understand that team building takes time and I hope the board will not act on impulse but consider the long term future.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal. . It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!! . I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ???? . It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One. . I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything. . The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble. . We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on. 1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football). . 2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay. . 3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club. . 4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity. . 5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example). . A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income. . Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts. . At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment. . Regards[/p][/quote]well balanced post smhinto I concur with most of what you say. Now it will snow this weekend!!!!![/p][/quote]Nonno You may care to note Mr Coops1965 resonse to my post today of which highlights the kind of 'thick idiot' we have to endure on here sometimes. . This individual clearly has his head buried in the sand and has clearly not read the post in it's full complexity or taken it in it's intended context. . Igorance is such a bliss!! . Regards to you[/p][/quote]I can't speak for Mr Coops 1965 however I do accept that as ever everyone is entitled to an opinion. Whilst I openly disagree with you at times and dare say push the boundaries of my sarcasm to the limits!!! I hope that when I read something I agree with I say so no matter who says it. We (AFCB) are up against it because of too many players who are playing for time and not up for the job required and not easy to get rid of. EH has to do a balancing act and any intelligent individual should understand that team building takes time and I hope the board will not act on impulse but consider the long term future. nonnogeppetto

7:44pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Tuckton Cherry says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
smhinto wrote:
I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal.
.
It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!!
.
I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ????
.
It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One.
.
I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything.
.
The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble.
.
We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on.

1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football).
.
2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay.
.
3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club.
.
4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity.
.
5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example).
.
A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income.
.
Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts.
.
At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment.
.
Regards
well balanced post smhinto I concur with most of what you say. Now it will snow this weekend!!!!!
Nonno

You may care to note Mr Coops1965 resonse to my post today of which highlights the kind of 'thick idiot' we have to endure on here sometimes.
.
This individual clearly has his head buried in the sand and has clearly not read the post in it's full complexity or taken it in it's intended context.
.
Igorance is such a bliss!!
.
Regards to you
I can't speak for Mr Coops 1965 however I do accept that as ever everyone is entitled to an opinion. Whilst I openly disagree with you at times and dare say push the boundaries of my sarcasm to the limits!!! I hope that when I read something I agree with I say so no matter who says it.

We (AFCB) are up against it because of too many players who are playing for time and not up for the job required and not easy to get rid of. EH has to do a balancing act and any intelligent individual should understand that team building takes time and I hope the board will not act on impulse but consider the long term future.
This guy seems to love a drama! Tough few weeks but wasn't it always going to happen? I don't suppose shimo whatever was there last night or any other games this season, stick to reserve games pal your points are obvious negative and a waste if time - always!
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal. . It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!! . I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ???? . It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One. . I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything. . The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble. . We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on. 1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football). . 2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay. . 3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club. . 4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity. . 5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example). . A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income. . Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts. . At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment. . Regards[/p][/quote]well balanced post smhinto I concur with most of what you say. Now it will snow this weekend!!!!![/p][/quote]Nonno You may care to note Mr Coops1965 resonse to my post today of which highlights the kind of 'thick idiot' we have to endure on here sometimes. . This individual clearly has his head buried in the sand and has clearly not read the post in it's full complexity or taken it in it's intended context. . Igorance is such a bliss!! . Regards to you[/p][/quote]I can't speak for Mr Coops 1965 however I do accept that as ever everyone is entitled to an opinion. Whilst I openly disagree with you at times and dare say push the boundaries of my sarcasm to the limits!!! I hope that when I read something I agree with I say so no matter who says it. We (AFCB) are up against it because of too many players who are playing for time and not up for the job required and not easy to get rid of. EH has to do a balancing act and any intelligent individual should understand that team building takes time and I hope the board will not act on impulse but consider the long term future.[/p][/quote]This guy seems to love a drama! Tough few weeks but wasn't it always going to happen? I don't suppose shimo whatever was there last night or any other games this season, stick to reserve games pal your points are obvious negative and a waste if time - always! Tuckton Cherry

8:21pm Wed 4 Dec 13

B'mth123 says...

**** we are in trouble if Bondy says we are OK, as he knows nothing about football and is the highest paid chauffeur in football......
**** we are in trouble if Bondy says we are OK, as he knows nothing about football and is the highest paid chauffeur in football...... B'mth123

8:31pm Wed 4 Dec 13

carrrob says...

Take no notice of Bondy always destined to be Harrys runaround boy.
Eddie looks a bit short of ideas at the moment we must sign a more experienced centre forward and central midfielder Rantie just isnt doing the business!
Take no notice of Bondy always destined to be Harrys runaround boy. Eddie looks a bit short of ideas at the moment we must sign a more experienced centre forward and central midfielder Rantie just isnt doing the business! carrrob

8:33pm Wed 4 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

eaststandman wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !!
I liked the look of your goalie Milton, he's got some silky skills at the back there !! Chortle..........
reminds me of Francis
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: We do a lot of work for a smallish Hotel in Bournemouth, a high profile, out of work manager, with Prem experience is staying there under a different name !![/p][/quote]I liked the look of your goalie Milton, he's got some silky skills at the back there !! Chortle..........[/p][/quote]reminds me of Francis holdinkæft

8:41pm Wed 4 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

verwoodsaint wrote:
Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?
2.500.000
[quote][p][bold]verwoodsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?[/p][/quote]2.500.000 holdinkæft

8:49pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Verwoodcherrry says...

Listening on Solent last night, started brightly as we always do but just knew what was coming. How many chances have we wasted in the lase few games. Pittman couldn't score in a Brothel as demonstrated against Brighton. Rantie looks out of his depth, Wes Thomas still doesn't look interested and Grabban blows hot and cold. No Steel in midfield and no quality up front and we are seriously lacking in Pace throughout the team. Only bright point has been return of Ritchie who looks up to the level and Camp in goal. Time to start producing some results starting Saturday or we will be in a real dog fight. I think Eddie and Jason as doing well but are limited with the players at their disposal in this division. Hopefully we may make some signings in January.
Listening on Solent last night, started brightly as we always do but just knew what was coming. How many chances have we wasted in the lase few games. Pittman couldn't score in a Brothel as demonstrated against Brighton. Rantie looks out of his depth, Wes Thomas still doesn't look interested and Grabban blows hot and cold. No Steel in midfield and no quality up front and we are seriously lacking in Pace throughout the team. Only bright point has been return of Ritchie who looks up to the level and Camp in goal. Time to start producing some results starting Saturday or we will be in a real dog fight. I think Eddie and Jason as doing well but are limited with the players at their disposal in this division. Hopefully we may make some signings in January. Verwoodcherrry

9:20pm Wed 4 Dec 13

carrrob says...

holdinkæft wrote:
verwoodsaint wrote:
Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?
2.500.000
A bloody big waste of money whatever the cost was there are far better players they could have signed for that sort of money
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]verwoodsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?[/p][/quote]2.500.000[/p][/quote]A bloody big waste of money whatever the cost was there are far better players they could have signed for that sort of money carrrob

9:33pm Wed 4 Dec 13

eaststandman says...

carrrob wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
verwoodsaint wrote:
Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?
2.500.000
A bloody big waste of money whatever the cost was there are far better players they could have signed for that sort of money
Is this just a chat between 3 scummers or can anyone join in ?
[quote][p][bold]carrrob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]verwoodsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?[/p][/quote]2.500.000[/p][/quote]A bloody big waste of money whatever the cost was there are far better players they could have signed for that sort of money[/p][/quote]Is this just a chat between 3 scummers or can anyone join in ? eaststandman

11:00pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

Howe sort it out
Howe sort it out Afcbives

8:00am Thu 5 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

bobsworthforever wrote:
Whats happened to the new bloke from the Arsenal surely he cant be injured already or is there some other reason im off to Reading Saturday interesting to see if he plays also now Reading have Billy Sharp could we get LeFondre or for those favouring the big lump up front system they've got one or two of those spare as well.The best way forward is to support Eddie as best we can and see whats lined up in the New Year.In case anybody thinks it cant get any worse Bristol City have just appointed Steve Cotterill so there always a team worse off than us
I thought that was a strange appointment.........
Forest sack Cotterill and employ O'Driscoll..........
Bristol City sack O'Driscoll and employ Cotterill?? Do they recommend eachother for the job when sacked and the chairman falls for it??
[quote][p][bold]bobsworthforever[/bold] wrote: Whats happened to the new bloke from the Arsenal surely he cant be injured already or is there some other reason im off to Reading Saturday interesting to see if he plays also now Reading have Billy Sharp could we get LeFondre or for those favouring the big lump up front system they've got one or two of those spare as well.The best way forward is to support Eddie as best we can and see whats lined up in the New Year.In case anybody thinks it cant get any worse Bristol City have just appointed Steve Cotterill so there always a team worse off than us[/p][/quote]I thought that was a strange appointment......... Forest sack Cotterill and employ O'Driscoll.......... Bristol City sack O'Driscoll and employ Cotterill?? Do they recommend eachother for the job when sacked and the chairman falls for it?? rednblack37

8:14am Thu 5 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

smhinto wrote:
I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal.
.
It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!!
.
I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ????
.
It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One.
.
I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything.
.
The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble.
.
We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on.

1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football).
.
2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay.
.
3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club.
.
4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity.
.
5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example).
.
A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income.
.
Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts.
.
At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment.
.
Regards
Wow smhinto, once you get off your high horse you show you can write a sensible balanced post that actually reflects the situation at the moment, without coming across as a negative doom and gloom merchant. Credit where it's due! I agree with you. My own opinion is that I am not a fan of a 4-2-3-1 system, but I feel it's a system we should employ for the next 10 games or so, for that very reason of not conceding first - give the defence a little more protection, get into the game first and dig in, win the battles in midfield and hit the opponent on the break. We have some pace in our side with Grabban and Rantie. If we can stop conceding so many goals, the confidence level should start to return. Once that happens it's easier to go with a more attacking system, but at the moment we need to scrap for every point we can get or we will be in trouble in the New Year. Staying up is so important after finally getting here.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal. . It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!! . I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ???? . It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One. . I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything. . The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble. . We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on. 1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football). . 2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay. . 3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club. . 4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity. . 5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example). . A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income. . Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts. . At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment. . Regards[/p][/quote]Wow smhinto, once you get off your high horse you show you can write a sensible balanced post that actually reflects the situation at the moment, without coming across as a negative doom and gloom merchant. Credit where it's due! I agree with you. My own opinion is that I am not a fan of a 4-2-3-1 system, but I feel it's a system we should employ for the next 10 games or so, for that very reason of not conceding first - give the defence a little more protection, get into the game first and dig in, win the battles in midfield and hit the opponent on the break. We have some pace in our side with Grabban and Rantie. If we can stop conceding so many goals, the confidence level should start to return. Once that happens it's easier to go with a more attacking system, but at the moment we need to scrap for every point we can get or we will be in trouble in the New Year. Staying up is so important after finally getting here. rednblack37

10:04am Thu 5 Dec 13

ging999 says...

Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season.
All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.
Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers. ging999

10:40am Thu 5 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

ging999 wrote:
Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.
So who's your team then ginger t0sser!!!???
[quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.[/p][/quote]So who's your team then ginger t0sser!!!??? TedMacsCherryPants

10:41am Thu 5 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

ging999 wrote:
Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season.
All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.
Is it true that your new owner is going to rebrand your joke of a club the Swindon Hotspurs. May as well, at least all the Tottenham youth team players you have on loan might feel a little more at home.
I told you before, be nice on here or Eddie will come back and steal any other player he fancies.
We sign who we want
We sign who we want
We're Afc Bounemouth
We sign who we want
[quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.[/p][/quote]Is it true that your new owner is going to rebrand your joke of a club the Swindon Hotspurs. May as well, at least all the Tottenham youth team players you have on loan might feel a little more at home. I told you before, be nice on here or Eddie will come back and steal any other player he fancies. We sign who we want We sign who we want We're Afc Bounemouth We sign who we want STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

10:44am Thu 5 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
ging999 wrote:
Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season.
All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.
Is it true that your new owner is going to rebrand your joke of a club the Swindon Hotspurs. May as well, at least all the Tottenham youth team players you have on loan might feel a little more at home.
I told you before, be nice on here or Eddie will come back and steal any other player he fancies.
We sign who we want
We sign who we want
We're Afc Bounemouth
We sign who we want
Afc Bournemouth even.!!!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.[/p][/quote]Is it true that your new owner is going to rebrand your joke of a club the Swindon Hotspurs. May as well, at least all the Tottenham youth team players you have on loan might feel a little more at home. I told you before, be nice on here or Eddie will come back and steal any other player he fancies. We sign who we want We sign who we want We're Afc Bounemouth We sign who we want[/p][/quote]Afc Bournemouth even.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

10:50am Thu 5 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
ging999 wrote:
Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.
So who's your team then ginger t0sser!!!???
Dont worry about him TedMac, he's a nobody from a run-down little ghetto just outside Oxford. You know, the dump with the silly roundabout.!!!
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.[/p][/quote]So who's your team then ginger t0sser!!!???[/p][/quote]Dont worry about him TedMac, he's a nobody from a run-down little ghetto just outside Oxford. You know, the dump with the silly roundabout.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

11:28am Thu 5 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
ging999 wrote: Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.
So who's your team then ginger t0sser!!!???
Dont worry about him TedMac, he's a nobody from a run-down little ghetto just outside Oxford. You know, the dump with the silly roundabout.!!!
I know the place, thought ot would have been bull-dozed by now. There used to be a crazy Italian hanging out there when they were "almost" good, those days are gone for them now though. Good place to buy decent players if there's a fire-sale on though!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.[/p][/quote]So who's your team then ginger t0sser!!!???[/p][/quote]Dont worry about him TedMac, he's a nobody from a run-down little ghetto just outside Oxford. You know, the dump with the silly roundabout.!!![/p][/quote]I know the place, thought ot would have been bull-dozed by now. There used to be a crazy Italian hanging out there when they were "almost" good, those days are gone for them now though. Good place to buy decent players if there's a fire-sale on though! TedMacsCherryPants

11:40am Thu 5 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
ging999 wrote: Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.
So who's your team then ginger t0sser!!!???
Dont worry about him TedMac, he's a nobody from a run-down little ghetto just outside Oxford. You know, the dump with the silly roundabout.!!!
I know the place, thought ot would have been bull-dozed by now. There used to be a crazy Italian hanging out there when they were "almost" good, those days are gone for them now though. Good place to buy decent players if there's a fire-sale on though!
Are they allowed to sell another clubs players.???
Wouldn't put it past them.!!!!
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.[/p][/quote]So who's your team then ginger t0sser!!!???[/p][/quote]Dont worry about him TedMac, he's a nobody from a run-down little ghetto just outside Oxford. You know, the dump with the silly roundabout.!!![/p][/quote]I know the place, thought ot would have been bull-dozed by now. There used to be a crazy Italian hanging out there when they were "almost" good, those days are gone for them now though. Good place to buy decent players if there's a fire-sale on though![/p][/quote]Are they allowed to sell another clubs players.??? Wouldn't put it past them.!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

12:10pm Thu 5 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
ging999 wrote: Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.
So who's your team then ginger t0sser!!!???
Dont worry about him TedMac, he's a nobody from a run-down little ghetto just outside Oxford. You know, the dump with the silly roundabout.!!!
I know the place, thought ot would have been bull-dozed by now. There used to be a crazy Italian hanging out there when they were "almost" good, those days are gone for them now though. Good place to buy decent players if there's a fire-sale on though!
Are they allowed to sell another clubs players.??? Wouldn't put it past them.!!!!
LOL :-) :-) :-)
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ging999[/bold] wrote: Going down, going down, going down. Crawley Town, Carlisle and 3,500 home gates for you guys next season. All your best players have flown the nest, along with the Russians but don't worry, you'll still have good old Mitchell to cosy up to. Ha ha, losers.[/p][/quote]So who's your team then ginger t0sser!!!???[/p][/quote]Dont worry about him TedMac, he's a nobody from a run-down little ghetto just outside Oxford. You know, the dump with the silly roundabout.!!![/p][/quote]I know the place, thought ot would have been bull-dozed by now. There used to be a crazy Italian hanging out there when they were "almost" good, those days are gone for them now though. Good place to buy decent players if there's a fire-sale on though![/p][/quote]Are they allowed to sell another clubs players.??? Wouldn't put it past them.!!!![/p][/quote]LOL :-) :-) :-) TedMacsCherryPants

1:50pm Thu 5 Dec 13

cherrygood says...

smhinto wrote:
I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal. . It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!! . I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ???? . It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One. . I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything. . The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble. . We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on. 1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football). . 2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay. . 3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club. . 4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity. . 5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example). . A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income. . Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts. . At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment. . Regards
There you go smhinto it is possible to post on here in a manner that suggests you are talking on the same level as everyone else and not from the top of a mountain.

You normally make very pertinent points albeit mostly negative but most people don't get the hump with what you say but with the way you say it.

Keep up the good work.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal. . It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!! . I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ???? . It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One. . I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything. . The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble. . We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on. 1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football). . 2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay. . 3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club. . 4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity. . 5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example). . A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income. . Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts. . At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment. . Regards[/p][/quote]There you go smhinto it is possible to post on here in a manner that suggests you are talking on the same level as everyone else and not from the top of a mountain. You normally make very pertinent points albeit mostly negative but most people don't get the hump with what you say but with the way you say it. Keep up the good work. cherrygood

6:34pm Thu 5 Dec 13

carrrob says...

eaststandman wrote:
carrrob wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
verwoodsaint wrote:
Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?
2.500.000
A bloody big waste of money whatever the cost was there are far better players they could have signed for that sort of money
Is this just a chat between 3 scummers or can anyone join in ?
U surely cant be saying rantie was a good signing take the blinkers off mate !
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carrrob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]verwoodsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know the official transfer fee for Rantie ?[/p][/quote]2.500.000[/p][/quote]A bloody big waste of money whatever the cost was there are far better players they could have signed for that sort of money[/p][/quote]Is this just a chat between 3 scummers or can anyone join in ?[/p][/quote]U surely cant be saying rantie was a good signing take the blinkers off mate ! carrrob

7:01pm Thu 5 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

I was a saints fan during the 60s, T Paine, R Davies, M Chivers.
When G Best came to town the Dell was full with screaming girls.
But moved to Bmouth and cherries fan since then.
I worked in Macs shop and the bakers next door.
I was a saints fan during the 60s, T Paine, R Davies, M Chivers. When G Best came to town the Dell was full with screaming girls. But moved to Bmouth and cherries fan since then. I worked in Macs shop and the bakers next door. holdinkæft

7:07pm Thu 5 Dec 13

smhinto says...

cherrygood wrote:
smhinto wrote:
I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal. . It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!! . I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ???? . It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One. . I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything. . The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble. . We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on. 1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football). . 2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay. . 3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club. . 4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity. . 5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example). . A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income. . Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts. . At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment. . Regards
There you go smhinto it is possible to post on here in a manner that suggests you are talking on the same level as everyone else and not from the top of a mountain.

You normally make very pertinent points albeit mostly negative but most people don't get the hump with what you say but with the way you say it.

Keep up the good work.
I think you will find that it is not the way I say things. It more to do with the way it is interpreted or received by people.
.
It is the same as a text message, it is only words, one cannot put in feeling or intent or context into these posts. Perhaps I should put some kisses at the bottom maybe ?? Well maybe not !!
.
For example, there was some 'empty head' on here who stated that my post above stated that we were going to get relegated twice. When in fact I was just pointing out what COULD happen and not WILL happen. You see it is all about reading the post properly and interprate it correctly.
.
You have only got to read Mr Coop1965 reply to my post above on thisthread and will then you will see the kind of idiot that we are dealing with here.
.
Regards to you.
.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe Bond was right. I have always stated that against such quality opposition the game is lost if we concede first. Last nights the game was over when they scored the first goal. . It will be the same at Reading, i.e. if we concede first it will be game over. We have to get hold of the game !!! . I do believe in Eddie and Jason and their outlook on how the game should be played. They have done well for us and are very revered by all. But we must not kid ourselves, if results do not happen and we are sucked into a relegation battle, they are not excempt from the sack, i can assure you. Especially after Mr Denims investment. There is no sentiment in football as we all know. Fulham, Barnsley, Sheff Wed, Bristol City have all fired their managers recently after stuttering form. WHAT MAKES ANYBODY BELIEVE WE ARE ANY DIFFERENT ???? . It is accepted that we have played a lot of the stronger sides in this division over the past few weeks, so we have to start putting things into perspective here. We are now, in reality, in our true position in the league and yes, if we lose at Reading we will be in a relegation fight despite only reaching the mid-way point in the season. It will be a lot harder to get out of it than in the same position in League One. . I still stand by my view that we need to have an option of changing our style of approach, at the moment the opposition have got us in their back pockets very early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We seem very inept and or incapable of changing anything. . The option of bringing in a physical presence forward and start whipping balls into the box a lot quicker has to be explored. (and I mean as an option only). In addition, a battling, ball-winning midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms. Failing that we are going to be in serious trouble. . We do not, or perhaps some of us do, need reminding of what will happen if we are relegated : Read on. 1. Players will want away, as they would prefer to stay in the Championship. (loyaty counts for nothing in football). . 2. Players will be sold and or not having their contracts renewed even if they wanted to stay. . 3. Gates will fall (back to 4000 gates) resulting in less income to the club. . 4. The side will have to be rebuilt on a shoestring (Mr Denim will have gone by then) resulting in a prolonged period of obscurity. . 5. As often happens during this transitionary period, the likelyhood of a second relegation is highly likely (look at Wolves as an example). . A good example is Scunthorpe United who came down from the Championship with players on silly money for a club that only attracted 5000 gates in the Chanpionship. They were relegated twice in a very short space of time due to the mass exodus of players, falling gates and lack of income. . Yes we need strenghtening badly up front and in mid-field and yes, we need to off load the dead wood and quickly. It is appreciated that this is not Eddies fault that some of this dead wood are sitting on long contracts. . At the present time it is not all doom and gloom but we need to wisen up and learn the next lesson of adjustment to the Championship. i.e. get hold of games quickly and explore options in style of approach inorder to unsettle the oppostion, of which we are not doing at the moment. . Regards[/p][/quote]There you go smhinto it is possible to post on here in a manner that suggests you are talking on the same level as everyone else and not from the top of a mountain. You normally make very pertinent points albeit mostly negative but most people don't get the hump with what you say but with the way you say it. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that it is not the way I say things. It more to do with the way it is interpreted or received by people. . It is the same as a text message, it is only words, one cannot put in feeling or intent or context into these posts. Perhaps I should put some kisses at the bottom maybe ?? Well maybe not !! . For example, there was some 'empty head' on here who stated that my post above stated that we were going to get relegated twice. When in fact I was just pointing out what COULD happen and not WILL happen. You see it is all about reading the post properly and interprate it correctly. . You have only got to read Mr Coop1965 reply to my post above on thisthread and will then you will see the kind of idiot that we are dealing with here. . Regards to you. . Regards smhinto

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