AFC Bournemouth: Keeper Camp would consider permanent deal

Bournemouth Echo: LOAN KEEPER: Lee Camp in action at Loftus Road on Tuesday night LOAN KEEPER: Lee Camp in action at Loftus Road on Tuesday night

KEEPER Lee Camp hinted that he could be open to a permanent Cherries move after admitting he had been impressed by the club during his loan spell.

Camp could emerge as a transfer target when the window opens next month as the end of his Cherries stay coincides with the expiry of his West Brom contract.

The 29-year-old stopper penned a rolling monthly contract until January when he linked up with the Premier League Baggies as a free agent in September.

Since joining Cherries on a temporary basis, Camp has been an assured presence between the sticks and he has made five Championship appearances for the Dean Court outfit.

And while he said he was focusing fully on Cherries’ upcoming matches, Camp suggested that a longer Dean Court stay was a potential option.

Camp told the Daily Echo: “We are where we are. I think my loan and my contract run out the same day. We have got a busy period of games with some big fixtures coming up, a lot of winnable fixtures, so the focus is fully on that.

“The club have been excellent in their dealings – originally when I first came down and then with the extension last week – and it has all gone very smoothly.

“But I think they know my situation. If the time is right, I am sure they will speak to me one way or the other.”

When asked if he was open to coming to Dean Court, Camp said: “I am here. That is how I look at it. If I wasn’t open to coming here, I would have had an easy life at West Brom for a couple more months and done a bit of training and grabbed a coffee in the afternoon. But that is not in my nature.

“I am in the shop window and who knows, Bournemouth may offer first dibs on me. I am enjoying my time, I like the manager, I like the staff and I like the place, so there are a lot of positives.”

Ex-Derby and Forest star Camp, who has more than 350 appearances to his name, is confident Cherries’ style will bring them success in the Championship.

He added: “I have found the set-up to be really good and really professional. They try to get everything right behind the scenes. On the pitch, we try to play the right way and training is good. I have got nothing but positives to say.

“I believe in playing football. I think the whole percentage football is a thing of the past.

“The way the game is going and moving, I think Bournemouth are set up in the right way to do it.

“You have to accept that when you try to pass the ball, you are going to give it away and, sometimes, you might leave yourself a little bit open and susceptible to conceding the odd goal here and there.

“But over the course of a season, if you continue to do the right things and play the right way, you will win more matches and there is no better way to win.”

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7:02am Fri 6 Dec 13

abc100 says...

Would be a great signing, I have been very impressed with him
Would be a great signing, I have been very impressed with him abc100

7:19am Fri 6 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Looks at home between the Cherries sticks!
Looks at home between the Cherries sticks! TedMacsCherryPants

7:50am Fri 6 Dec 13

VeronikaJolova says...

How is Rantie doing ? 10 ? 20 ? 30 Goals yet ? Just after he signed I said the cherries would regret this one ! But NO the children on here came on one after another telling me how wrong I was and that someone had seen a tape on UTUBE LOL .. I said this is an agent at work but again NO I was told he was a top top world player ..,.. !!! Its for his Mum you know lol
How is Rantie doing ? 10 ? 20 ? 30 Goals yet ? Just after he signed I said the cherries would regret this one ! But NO the children on here came on one after another telling me how wrong I was and that someone had seen a tape on UTUBE LOL .. I said this is an agent at work but again NO I was told he was a top top world player ..,.. !!! Its for his Mum you know lol VeronikaJolova

7:51am Fri 6 Dec 13

Mike Oxbig says...

His agent should negotiate the loan period until the end of the season. I doubt that camp would want to drop down to League One. Regards.
His agent should negotiate the loan period until the end of the season. I doubt that camp would want to drop down to League One. Regards. Mike Oxbig

7:54am Fri 6 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

A really good goalkeeper, would be and asset to the team. Fraser and Richie are our other star players at the moment too.
A really good goalkeeper, would be and asset to the team. Fraser and Richie are our other star players at the moment too. Telscombe Cliffy

7:54am Fri 6 Dec 13

eaststandman says...

He'll be staying.
He'll be staying. eaststandman

8:02am Fri 6 Dec 13

ASM says...

He would be a brilliant signing. I am sure we won't be the only ones offering him a contract. He has been class and is so much better than the other three or four keepers on our books. I hope there are some other free transfers and potential targets lined up for January because we need it. Totally agree that Ritchie and Fraser are our stars, Cook has also been brilliant. Arter and Ward are very good players at this level too
He would be a brilliant signing. I am sure we won't be the only ones offering him a contract. He has been class and is so much better than the other three or four keepers on our books. I hope there are some other free transfers and potential targets lined up for January because we need it. Totally agree that Ritchie and Fraser are our stars, Cook has also been brilliant. Arter and Ward are very good players at this level too ASM

9:07am Fri 6 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
A really good goalkeeper, would be and asset to the team. Fraser and Richie are our other star players at the moment too.
Cook is by far our best player, unfortunately when you loose games the defenders don't get recognised, as for Rantie , he is a very very good player but will find this hard in the same way as Tubbs did, we have two good players in the channels , Fraser & Ritchie who knock in quality balls but a small forward will never win them. One critism I have is that we have a mixture of small and tall players , why are the small players in the box when we have corners and the tall players stay out ?
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: A really good goalkeeper, would be and asset to the team. Fraser and Richie are our other star players at the moment too.[/p][/quote]Cook is by far our best player, unfortunately when you loose games the defenders don't get recognised, as for Rantie , he is a very very good player but will find this hard in the same way as Tubbs did, we have two good players in the channels , Fraser & Ritchie who knock in quality balls but a small forward will never win them. One critism I have is that we have a mixture of small and tall players , why are the small players in the box when we have corners and the tall players stay out ? cheeriedriteup

10:02am Fri 6 Dec 13

Les_Mahagow says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
His agent should negotiate the loan period until the end of the season. I doubt that camp would want to drop down to League One. Regards.
The font of all knowledge has spoken again, Numpty, let me explain a simple fact you seem to have overlooked Lee Camp is a free agent in January, therefore why would we LOAN him from a club that does not exist.........please catch up. Only comment on things that you have some idea about, Football is not one of them.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: His agent should negotiate the loan period until the end of the season. I doubt that camp would want to drop down to League One. Regards.[/p][/quote]The font of all knowledge has spoken again, Numpty, let me explain a simple fact you seem to have overlooked Lee Camp is a free agent in January, therefore why would we LOAN him from a club that does not exist.........please catch up. Only comment on things that you have some idea about, Football is not one of them. Les_Mahagow

10:06am Fri 6 Dec 13

Les_Mahagow says...

VeronikaJolova wrote:
How is Rantie doing ? 10 ? 20 ? 30 Goals yet ? Just after he signed I said the cherries would regret this one ! But NO the children on here came on one after another telling me how wrong I was and that someone had seen a tape on UTUBE LOL .. I said this is an agent at work but again NO I was told he was a top top world player ..,.. !!! Its for his Mum you know lol
Another village missing it's idiot, just like Oxbig. Whilst not prolific (infact far from it) TK offers a lot of options to the Cherries, pace, power and once he adapts to the way the team play and more importantly how EH wants him to play the goals will come. Feel free to come back and give me grief at the end of the season if he is not on at least 12 / 15 goals.
[quote][p][bold]VeronikaJolova[/bold] wrote: How is Rantie doing ? 10 ? 20 ? 30 Goals yet ? Just after he signed I said the cherries would regret this one ! But NO the children on here came on one after another telling me how wrong I was and that someone had seen a tape on UTUBE LOL .. I said this is an agent at work but again NO I was told he was a top top world player ..,.. !!! Its for his Mum you know lol[/p][/quote]Another village missing it's idiot, just like Oxbig. Whilst not prolific (infact far from it) TK offers a lot of options to the Cherries, pace, power and once he adapts to the way the team play and more importantly how EH wants him to play the goals will come. Feel free to come back and give me grief at the end of the season if he is not on at least 12 / 15 goals. Les_Mahagow

10:14am Fri 6 Dec 13

cherries_fan says...

Would love to see Lee sign on a permanent. Superb keeper!!
Would love to see Lee sign on a permanent. Superb keeper!! cherries_fan

12:57pm Fri 6 Dec 13

sea poole says...

Les - Much as I really love watching Rantie, I do have concerns about comments such as yours 'once he adapts to the way the team plays...' Should that not have happened by now?
Les - Much as I really love watching Rantie, I do have concerns about comments such as yours 'once he adapts to the way the team plays...' Should that not have happened by now? sea poole

2:04pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Les_Mahagow says...

sea poole wrote:
Les - Much as I really love watching Rantie, I do have concerns about comments such as yours 'once he adapts to the way the team plays...' Should that not have happened by now?
sea poole, I understand and appreciate your comments, I do feel however that the standard of football (even in the Championship) is far greater than that of the Swedish league, a new team, new coaches, new playing style and an absolutely enormous transfer fee, not to mention the massive expectation. All in all I feel we need to give him a little bit more time.
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Les - Much as I really love watching Rantie, I do have concerns about comments such as yours 'once he adapts to the way the team plays...' Should that not have happened by now?[/p][/quote]sea poole, I understand and appreciate your comments, I do feel however that the standard of football (even in the Championship) is far greater than that of the Swedish league, a new team, new coaches, new playing style and an absolutely enormous transfer fee, not to mention the massive expectation. All in all I feel we need to give him a little bit more time. Les_Mahagow

2:57pm Fri 6 Dec 13

abc100 says...

Les_Mahagow wrote:
sea poole wrote: Les - Much as I really love watching Rantie, I do have concerns about comments such as yours 'once he adapts to the way the team plays...' Should that not have happened by now?
sea poole, I understand and appreciate your comments, I do feel however that the standard of football (even in the Championship) is far greater than that of the Swedish league, a new team, new coaches, new playing style and an absolutely enormous transfer fee, not to mention the massive expectation. All in all I feel we need to give him a little bit more time.
I'm on the fence concerning TK, I appreciate your point about giving him a bit more time and that would be more than the fair thing to do cos I think we can all see the potential in him, it would be a lot easier to give him more time if our other forwards were scoring regularly so I believe that is just as much if a reason why the pressure is on him, he has a lot to learn but I think he will come good for us.
Looking forward to tomorrow, I got a good feeling about it!!!
[quote][p][bold]Les_Mahagow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Les - Much as I really love watching Rantie, I do have concerns about comments such as yours 'once he adapts to the way the team plays...' Should that not have happened by now?[/p][/quote]sea poole, I understand and appreciate your comments, I do feel however that the standard of football (even in the Championship) is far greater than that of the Swedish league, a new team, new coaches, new playing style and an absolutely enormous transfer fee, not to mention the massive expectation. All in all I feel we need to give him a little bit more time.[/p][/quote]I'm on the fence concerning TK, I appreciate your point about giving him a bit more time and that would be more than the fair thing to do cos I think we can all see the potential in him, it would be a lot easier to give him more time if our other forwards were scoring regularly so I believe that is just as much if a reason why the pressure is on him, he has a lot to learn but I think he will come good for us. Looking forward to tomorrow, I got a good feeling about it!!! abc100

3:27pm Fri 6 Dec 13

LeGod says...

We knew Ritchie was better than anything you had at your club yet when we played you when he was playing for us you were all slagging him off stating what you had was better than Ritchie.
Well now you numptys realise how much better he was than anything you had and he will always be your best player, make the most of it as the vultures will be swarming soon in the summer to take him off your hands.
We knew Ritchie was better than anything you had at your club yet when we played you when he was playing for us you were all slagging him off stating what you had was better than Ritchie. Well now you numptys realise how much better he was than anything you had and he will always be your best player, make the most of it as the vultures will be swarming soon in the summer to take him off your hands. LeGod

5:20pm Fri 6 Dec 13

sea poole says...

LeGod -the difference between the 'vultures swarming around us to take him off our hands' is that we won't let him go for a pittance -unlike you did. Mugged or what? Guess a bit of cash in hand is what you're used to in 'Swingdon'
LeGod -the difference between the 'vultures swarming around us to take him off our hands' is that we won't let him go for a pittance -unlike you did. Mugged or what? Guess a bit of cash in hand is what you're used to in 'Swingdon' sea poole

6:43pm Fri 6 Dec 13

jontee says...

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a jontee

6:49pm Fri 6 Dec 13

jontee says...

This guy is class. We need him permanently. This was aways going to be a problem position for us and LC would solve it.
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As for Rante, I'm not sure quite what to make of him, but he is clearly not a striker. I suspect he may be a winger that someone has tried to turn into a striker. He may be alright playing off a big man, but I doubt it. He just has not got the goal instinct. A big mistake I'm afraid, to add to all the other players we are carrying in the squad of doubtful quality.
This guy is class. We need him permanently. This was aways going to be a problem position for us and LC would solve it. . As for Rante, I'm not sure quite what to make of him, but he is clearly not a striker. I suspect he may be a winger that someone has tried to turn into a striker. He may be alright playing off a big man, but I doubt it. He just has not got the goal instinct. A big mistake I'm afraid, to add to all the other players we are carrying in the squad of doubtful quality. jontee

6:53pm Fri 6 Dec 13

West moors 1 says...

It's a no brainer, if we want to stay in this league we need a keeper of Camp's quality. Looking forward to Reading, let's hope our strikers turn up with their shooting boots on!
It's a no brainer, if we want to stay in this league we need a keeper of Camp's quality. Looking forward to Reading, let's hope our strikers turn up with their shooting boots on! West moors 1

12:20pm Sat 7 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

LeGod wrote:
We knew Ritchie was better than anything you had at your club yet when we played you when he was playing for us you were all slagging him off stating what you had was better than Ritchie.
Well now you numptys realise how much better he was than anything you had and he will always be your best player, make the most of it as the vultures will be swarming soon in the summer to take him off your hands.
Not far off a year since we signed him, get over it!!!!!! Just sour grapes, cos if he does move on in the summer, we'll make the money on him and you won't! But we deserve to because we've given him a higher level of playing than you could - and don't come out with the 'we would have been promoted if we kept him' cos we all know that you wouldn't. Yeovil managed to go up and they don't have any really 'star' players. And I'm glad their results have picked up, hopefully they'll stay up as well as us - always a good 'derby' game against them.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: We knew Ritchie was better than anything you had at your club yet when we played you when he was playing for us you were all slagging him off stating what you had was better than Ritchie. Well now you numptys realise how much better he was than anything you had and he will always be your best player, make the most of it as the vultures will be swarming soon in the summer to take him off your hands.[/p][/quote]Not far off a year since we signed him, get over it!!!!!! Just sour grapes, cos if he does move on in the summer, we'll make the money on him and you won't! But we deserve to because we've given him a higher level of playing than you could - and don't come out with the 'we would have been promoted if we kept him' cos we all know that you wouldn't. Yeovil managed to go up and they don't have any really 'star' players. And I'm glad their results have picked up, hopefully they'll stay up as well as us - always a good 'derby' game against them. rednblack37

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