AFC Bournemouth: Fans' backing can be deciding factor says Howe

Bournemouth Echo: CHERRIES MANAGER: Eddie Howe and assistant Jason Tindall (left) CHERRIES MANAGER: Eddie Howe and assistant Jason Tindall (left)

MANAGER Eddie Howe has urged the Cherries faithful to play a defining role in the club’s season – by continuing to stick with his Championship hopefuls.

Howe hailed Cherries’ travel-ling contingent at QPR as almost 1,500 fans made the trip to Loftus Road to back the Dorset outfit during the 3-0 defeat on Tuesday.

And with 19th-placed Cherries bidding to halt a seven-match winless run against another of the division’s promotion favourites, Howe has issued a rallying cry.

Speaking ahead of the trip to Reading tomorrow (3pm), Howe told the Daily Echo: “I thought the supporters were absolutely brilliant (on Tuesday) and I can’t thank them enough for their reaction after the game and for their support during the game.

“You could hear it and they made a big difference to the feelings of the players afterwards. We absolutely need the supporters with us throughout this difficult season, which we always knew it was going to be. That could be the defining factor.

“Their backing is going to be key in the coming weeks and months and we need their under-standing. I know that the people who come here week in, week out have been exceptional ever since I have been involved with the club.

“We have just got to be careful that expectations don’t exceed reality. My key message to supporters is to not change and to stick with the team, which they have always done.”

Cherries have registered one victory in their past 11 games, seven of which have been against teams in the top half, while the sequence has also included trips to promotion contenders Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Leicester, Burnley and QPR.

Life in the second tier will get no easier when Cherries travel to the Madejski Stadium – where Reading are unbeaten in the league this term.

Howe added: “Despite the fact we have been in this really tough spell of games, I think we have been in every game and we have been very competitive.

“When you look at the away games against Burnley, Forest and Leicester, those games were very tight and there was not a lot between the sides. Despite the scoreline at QPR on Tuesday, I felt we were well in that game.

“I have probably been happier with the away performances, bar Brighton where I thought we did well. Away from home, I think we have been very competitive and we have been unfortunate not to pick up more points.”

Howe confirmed that illness and treatment in Rome had led to Lewis Grabban missing the 1-1 draw against Brighton and being utilised from the bench at QPR.

Grabban is likely to be in contention for a start at Reading, while Tokelo Rantie is another option after being introduced as a substitute at Loftus Road.

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7:15am Fri 6 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

The team need as much support as they can get through this bad run of form ,I have said earlier this week that I think Eddie and Jason must be on a tight rope as regards there future ,however we all said closed season staying up in this division would be an achievement but we are now only 180 mins from being in a relegation position ,yes we have had some tough games Tuesday against in my opinion the league champions elect tomorrow against one of the top teams in contention for automatic promotion ,I will be ecstatic if we can be the first team to beat them on there home turf let's see if Lady Luck will shine on us ,we need to be vocal with our support from start to finish firstly to show support to the players but more important to show the boardroom that the fans still back Eddie Howe and Jason
The team need as much support as they can get through this bad run of form ,I have said earlier this week that I think Eddie and Jason must be on a tight rope as regards there future ,however we all said closed season staying up in this division would be an achievement but we are now only 180 mins from being in a relegation position ,yes we have had some tough games Tuesday against in my opinion the league champions elect tomorrow against one of the top teams in contention for automatic promotion ,I will be ecstatic if we can be the first team to beat them on there home turf let's see if Lady Luck will shine on us ,we need to be vocal with our support from start to finish firstly to show support to the players but more important to show the boardroom that the fans still back Eddie Howe and Jason alasdair1967

7:17am Fri 6 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Can't make Reading tommorrow but all the very best in another tough match boys!!
Get that one out of the way and hopefully we have some more winnable games ahead of us.
Good to hear players are slowly returing from injuy, let's hope it stays that way.
Earlier this week someone mentioned using Addison as a Plan B target-man to mix things up a bit and play Rantie in. I'm still thinking that was a reasonable call, he did look in good physical shape last Saturday. I wonder if EH has considered this as we don't have anyone else of his stature in the team? Even more importantly I wonder if the venerable Smhinto has considered this???
UTCIAD
Can't make Reading tommorrow but all the very best in another tough match boys!! Get that one out of the way and hopefully we have some more winnable games ahead of us. Good to hear players are slowly returing from injuy, let's hope it stays that way. Earlier this week someone mentioned using Addison as a Plan B target-man to mix things up a bit and play Rantie in. I'm still thinking that was a reasonable call, he did look in good physical shape last Saturday. I wonder if EH has considered this as we don't have anyone else of his stature in the team? Even more importantly I wonder if the venerable Smhinto has considered this??? UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants

7:29am Fri 6 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
The team need as much support as they can get through this bad run of form ,I have said earlier this week that I think Eddie and Jason must be on a tight rope as regards there future ,however we all said closed season staying up in this division would be an achievement but we are now only 180 mins from being in a relegation position ,yes we have had some tough games Tuesday against in my opinion the league champions elect tomorrow against one of the top teams in contention for automatic promotion ,I will be ecstatic if we can be the first team to beat them on there home turf let's see if Lady Luck will shine on us ,we need to be vocal with our support from start to finish firstly to show support to the players but more important to show the boardroom that the fans still back Eddie Howe and Jason
It would be hard not to back E&J, though I’ve made a few sarcastic swipes this week it was only through disappointment over games that were a very big ask at this point in our development.

If I think back to the excitement and euphoria of their return a year ago I know that we should not turn our backs on our management team.

At the start of the season I would have been happy enough to accept a relegation back to League 1 and still stick with Eddie, so that is how it still is with me.

Hopefully the board will see it in those terms as we are a year ahead of schedule and apply some understanding and stability to the setup at DC.

EHBA!
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: The team need as much support as they can get through this bad run of form ,I have said earlier this week that I think Eddie and Jason must be on a tight rope as regards there future ,however we all said closed season staying up in this division would be an achievement but we are now only 180 mins from being in a relegation position ,yes we have had some tough games Tuesday against in my opinion the league champions elect tomorrow against one of the top teams in contention for automatic promotion ,I will be ecstatic if we can be the first team to beat them on there home turf let's see if Lady Luck will shine on us ,we need to be vocal with our support from start to finish firstly to show support to the players but more important to show the boardroom that the fans still back Eddie Howe and Jason[/p][/quote]It would be hard not to back E&J, though I’ve made a few sarcastic swipes this week it was only through disappointment over games that were a very big ask at this point in our development. If I think back to the excitement and euphoria of their return a year ago I know that we should not turn our backs on our management team. At the start of the season I would have been happy enough to accept a relegation back to League 1 and still stick with Eddie, so that is how it still is with me. Hopefully the board will see it in those terms as we are a year ahead of schedule and apply some understanding and stability to the setup at DC. EHBA! TedMacsCherryPants

7:51am Fri 6 Dec 13

eaststandman says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Can't make Reading tommorrow but all the very best in another tough match boys!!
Get that one out of the way and hopefully we have some more winnable games ahead of us.
Good to hear players are slowly returing from injuy, let's hope it stays that way.
Earlier this week someone mentioned using Addison as a Plan B target-man to mix things up a bit and play Rantie in. I'm still thinking that was a reasonable call, he did look in good physical shape last Saturday. I wonder if EH has considered this as we don't have anyone else of his stature in the team? Even more importantly I wonder if the venerable Smhinto has considered this???
UTCIAD
It was me Ted that said about Addison. And i still stand by it, its not as daft as it sounds. Defences would find him **** hard to handle. I think he's been overlooked - ever since they've tried him in defence. He was a midfielder for Derby and England U21s.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Can't make Reading tommorrow but all the very best in another tough match boys!! Get that one out of the way and hopefully we have some more winnable games ahead of us. Good to hear players are slowly returing from injuy, let's hope it stays that way. Earlier this week someone mentioned using Addison as a Plan B target-man to mix things up a bit and play Rantie in. I'm still thinking that was a reasonable call, he did look in good physical shape last Saturday. I wonder if EH has considered this as we don't have anyone else of his stature in the team? Even more importantly I wonder if the venerable Smhinto has considered this??? UTCIAD[/p][/quote]It was me Ted that said about Addison. And i still stand by it, its not as daft as it sounds. Defences would find him **** hard to handle. I think he's been overlooked - ever since they've tried him in defence. He was a midfielder for Derby and England U21s. eaststandman

7:54am Fri 6 Dec 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.
Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards. Mike Oxbig

8:28am Fri 6 Dec 13

smhinto says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Can't make Reading tommorrow but all the very best in another tough match boys!! Get that one out of the way and hopefully we have some more winnable games ahead of us. Good to hear players are slowly returing from injuy, let's hope it stays that way. Earlier this week someone mentioned using Addison as a Plan B target-man to mix things up a bit and play Rantie in. I'm still thinking that was a reasonable call, he did look in good physical shape last Saturday. I wonder if EH has considered this as we don't have anyone else of his stature in the team? Even more importantly I wonder if the venerable Smhinto has considered this??? UTCIAD
A reasonable idea concerning Addison as a target to hit in the box. This could be used as a substitute option say with 20 mins to go just to ruffle things up a bit. But there again Eddie is not stupid, I feel that if it was a viable idea he may well have tried it by now. But there again he may well be too set in his ways.
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As I have said on many occasions we do need a plan B just to change things around and give the opposition something else to think about.
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At the moment the opposition has us in their back pockets very early in the game and has us 'sussed' very quickly. It is just a case of them hitting the target once and it is then game over for us. Unfortunately, with Readings strike force I can see this happening again on Saturday i.e. Reading score and then it will be case of them just seeing the game out and not doing anything stupid.
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At the moment we pose no threat whatsoever to the opposition. We may well be able to compete with them on open play but we have no sting in our tail.
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Regards to all
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Can't make Reading tommorrow but all the very best in another tough match boys!! Get that one out of the way and hopefully we have some more winnable games ahead of us. Good to hear players are slowly returing from injuy, let's hope it stays that way. Earlier this week someone mentioned using Addison as a Plan B target-man to mix things up a bit and play Rantie in. I'm still thinking that was a reasonable call, he did look in good physical shape last Saturday. I wonder if EH has considered this as we don't have anyone else of his stature in the team? Even more importantly I wonder if the venerable Smhinto has considered this??? UTCIAD[/p][/quote]A reasonable idea concerning Addison as a target to hit in the box. This could be used as a substitute option say with 20 mins to go just to ruffle things up a bit. But there again Eddie is not stupid, I feel that if it was a viable idea he may well have tried it by now. But there again he may well be too set in his ways. . As I have said on many occasions we do need a plan B just to change things around and give the opposition something else to think about. . At the moment the opposition has us in their back pockets very early in the game and has us 'sussed' very quickly. It is just a case of them hitting the target once and it is then game over for us. Unfortunately, with Readings strike force I can see this happening again on Saturday i.e. Reading score and then it will be case of them just seeing the game out and not doing anything stupid. . At the moment we pose no threat whatsoever to the opposition. We may well be able to compete with them on open play but we have no sting in our tail. . Regards to all smhinto

9:09am Fri 6 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.
Stop following then!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.[/p][/quote]Stop following then! cheeriedriteup

9:29am Fri 6 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.
Dont be so hard on yourself.!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.[/p][/quote]Dont be so hard on yourself.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

9:34am Fri 6 Dec 13

easthoweafcb. says...

Mike oxbog swallowed a dicktionary lately then!
Mike oxbog swallowed a dicktionary lately then! easthoweafcb.

9:38am Fri 6 Dec 13

easthoweafcb. says...

Oxbog would you like a change of manager and who would you suggest we have instead?
Oxbog would you like a change of manager and who would you suggest we have instead? easthoweafcb.

9:43am Fri 6 Dec 13

hotdog350 says...

I am going to Reading tomorrow. Sounds like there will be 2,500 of us so expect to hear some noise. But please, please Eddie less passing in the box and more direct attacking and we just might score. The only two having a go seem to be Frazer and Richie but the others endlessly pass back to each other. Its like Groves is back in charge
I am going to Reading tomorrow. Sounds like there will be 2,500 of us so expect to hear some noise. But please, please Eddie less passing in the box and more direct attacking and we just might score. The only two having a go seem to be Frazer and Richie but the others endlessly pass back to each other. Its like Groves is back in charge hotdog350

10:09am Fri 6 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote: Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.
Stop following then!
If Oxsamll ever followed anybody it was neve the Cherries!!

To all those going to Reading , have a good trip!
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.[/p][/quote]Stop following then![/p][/quote]If Oxsamll ever followed anybody it was neve the Cherries!! To all those going to Reading , have a good trip! TedMacsCherryPants

11:01am Fri 6 Dec 13

ASM says...

IMO Huddersfield and Watford were the only games where we were very poor. I thought even against Bolton we played quite well. Our full backs and strikers are weak at the moment (maybe just bad form), Lee Camp has been solid. I am very confident we will turn this bad run around I think we are a brilliant team and am happy we are not in the bottom 3. It's too early to panic and I am sure we will see a couple of new faces in January. We are ambitious now with spending power, hence Jack Collinson coming here on loan earlier. I'm sure we will be fine - UTC in Howe and Tindall we trust
IMO Huddersfield and Watford were the only games where we were very poor. I thought even against Bolton we played quite well. Our full backs and strikers are weak at the moment (maybe just bad form), Lee Camp has been solid. I am very confident we will turn this bad run around I think we are a brilliant team and am happy we are not in the bottom 3. It's too early to panic and I am sure we will see a couple of new faces in January. We are ambitious now with spending power, hence Jack Collinson coming here on loan earlier. I'm sure we will be fine - UTC in Howe and Tindall we trust ASM

1:44pm Fri 6 Dec 13

dc addict says...

Eddie could do a lot worse than play Addison in midfield. We are constantly being beaten up in the middle of the park and PROVIDED HE IS FIT, that's a good shout. A bit more muscle is what we need.
Nigel Clough actually said that Addison couldn't make up his mind whether he was a midfielder or defender. Perhaps we could find out for ourselves.
Alas, it won't happen. Eddie just won't budge on his footballing rationale. I'm just praying it comes off.
Eddie could do a lot worse than play Addison in midfield. We are constantly being beaten up in the middle of the park and PROVIDED HE IS FIT, that's a good shout. A bit more muscle is what we need. Nigel Clough actually said that Addison couldn't make up his mind whether he was a midfielder or defender. Perhaps we could find out for ourselves. Alas, it won't happen. Eddie just won't budge on his footballing rationale. I'm just praying it comes off. dc addict

2:06pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Les_Mahagow says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.
Tool
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.[/p][/quote]Tool Les_Mahagow

2:30pm Fri 6 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.
Take Mitchell's I'll advice go support the scum
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.[/p][/quote]Take Mitchell's I'll advice go support the scum alasdair1967

2:57pm Fri 6 Dec 13

a real supporter says...

Oxbog/Shito What have you contributed to the club this season that entitles you both to have any comments whatsover. Until you attend home/away shut up and go away. Your comments mean nothing to anybody. Only saying not being negative or anything.
Oxbog/Shito What have you contributed to the club this season that entitles you both to have any comments whatsover. Until you attend home/away shut up and go away. Your comments mean nothing to anybody. Only saying not being negative or anything. a real supporter

3:02pm Fri 6 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.
Thank you for sharing your hostility with us....
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.[/p][/quote]Thank you for sharing your hostility with us.... O'Reilly

3:32pm Fri 6 Dec 13

matt68 says...

eaststandman wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Can't make Reading tommorrow but all the very best in another tough match boys!!
Get that one out of the way and hopefully we have some more winnable games ahead of us.
Good to hear players are slowly returing from injuy, let's hope it stays that way.
Earlier this week someone mentioned using Addison as a Plan B target-man to mix things up a bit and play Rantie in. I'm still thinking that was a reasonable call, he did look in good physical shape last Saturday. I wonder if EH has considered this as we don't have anyone else of his stature in the team? Even more importantly I wonder if the venerable Smhinto has considered this???
UTCIAD
It was me Ted that said about Addison. And i still stand by it, its not as daft as it sounds. Defences would find him **** hard to handle. I think he's been overlooked - ever since they've tried him in defence. He was a midfielder for Derby and England U21s.
before his bad injury at derby he did play for u21s and looked good now he is as slow and cumbersome as a hippo in mud , forwards at this level could run past him score a goal and get back to the halfway line before he reaches him he is no good at this level eddie knows that , he sees him in training every day!
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Can't make Reading tommorrow but all the very best in another tough match boys!! Get that one out of the way and hopefully we have some more winnable games ahead of us. Good to hear players are slowly returing from injuy, let's hope it stays that way. Earlier this week someone mentioned using Addison as a Plan B target-man to mix things up a bit and play Rantie in. I'm still thinking that was a reasonable call, he did look in good physical shape last Saturday. I wonder if EH has considered this as we don't have anyone else of his stature in the team? Even more importantly I wonder if the venerable Smhinto has considered this??? UTCIAD[/p][/quote]It was me Ted that said about Addison. And i still stand by it, its not as daft as it sounds. Defences would find him **** hard to handle. I think he's been overlooked - ever since they've tried him in defence. He was a midfielder for Derby and England U21s.[/p][/quote]before his bad injury at derby he did play for u21s and looked good now he is as slow and cumbersome as a hippo in mud , forwards at this level could run past him score a goal and get back to the halfway line before he reaches him he is no good at this level eddie knows that , he sees him in training every day! matt68

3:33pm Fri 6 Dec 13

matt68 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.
up early today is it time for your bottle feed!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.[/p][/quote]up early today is it time for your bottle feed! matt68

5:34pm Fri 6 Dec 13

eaststandman says...

matt68 wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Can't make Reading tommorrow but all the very best in another tough match boys!!
Get that one out of the way and hopefully we have some more winnable games ahead of us.
Good to hear players are slowly returing from injuy, let's hope it stays that way.
Earlier this week someone mentioned using Addison as a Plan B target-man to mix things up a bit and play Rantie in. I'm still thinking that was a reasonable call, he did look in good physical shape last Saturday. I wonder if EH has considered this as we don't have anyone else of his stature in the team? Even more importantly I wonder if the venerable Smhinto has considered this???
UTCIAD
It was me Ted that said about Addison. And i still stand by it, its not as daft as it sounds. Defences would find him **** hard to handle. I think he's been overlooked - ever since they've tried him in defence. He was a midfielder for Derby and England U21s.
before his bad injury at derby he did play for u21s and looked good now he is as slow and cumbersome as a hippo in mud , forwards at this level could run past him score a goal and get back to the halfway line before he reaches him he is no good at this level eddie knows that , he sees him in training every day!
Agreed. But so was Fletch. Look what havoc he caused in the box !!!
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Can't make Reading tommorrow but all the very best in another tough match boys!! Get that one out of the way and hopefully we have some more winnable games ahead of us. Good to hear players are slowly returing from injuy, let's hope it stays that way. Earlier this week someone mentioned using Addison as a Plan B target-man to mix things up a bit and play Rantie in. I'm still thinking that was a reasonable call, he did look in good physical shape last Saturday. I wonder if EH has considered this as we don't have anyone else of his stature in the team? Even more importantly I wonder if the venerable Smhinto has considered this??? UTCIAD[/p][/quote]It was me Ted that said about Addison. And i still stand by it, its not as daft as it sounds. Defences would find him **** hard to handle. I think he's been overlooked - ever since they've tried him in defence. He was a midfielder for Derby and England U21s.[/p][/quote]before his bad injury at derby he did play for u21s and looked good now he is as slow and cumbersome as a hippo in mud , forwards at this level could run past him score a goal and get back to the halfway line before he reaches him he is no good at this level eddie knows that , he sees him in training every day![/p][/quote]Agreed. But so was Fletch. Look what havoc he caused in the box !!! eaststandman

6:17pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Cherryfan says...

Apparently the fantastic away support is crucial to our progress. Just makes you wonder how much heavier our defeats would be without this great bunch that follow the the team through thick and thin.
Apparently the fantastic away support is crucial to our progress. Just makes you wonder how much heavier our defeats would be without this great bunch that follow the the team through thick and thin. Cherryfan

11:28pm Fri 6 Dec 13

rogthedodge123 says...

When we lost 5 games on the trot last season some supporters started to doubt,I remember someone posting to me and saying "get your head out of the clouds" When I stated that I believed in Eddie and that we could still get promoted,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,the rest is history and no different this time,looking back on recent results you could say that we could have got something from 5 of the 7 defeats and not forgetting the calibre of the opposition is stronger this time around,Im sticking with our brilliant manager and Jason and I am convinced that they along with the team and our fantastic supporters will ensure that we are playing championship football next year.
When we lost 5 games on the trot last season some supporters started to doubt,I remember someone posting to me and saying "get your head out of the clouds" When I stated that I believed in Eddie and that we could still get promoted,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,the rest is history and no different this time,looking back on recent results you could say that we could have got something from 5 of the 7 defeats and not forgetting the calibre of the opposition is stronger this time around,Im sticking with our brilliant manager and Jason and I am convinced that they along with the team and our fantastic supporters will ensure that we are playing championship football next year. rogthedodge123

12:30pm Sat 7 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
The team need as much support as they can get through this bad run of form ,I have said earlier this week that I think Eddie and Jason must be on a tight rope as regards there future ,however we all said closed season staying up in this division would be an achievement but we are now only 180 mins from being in a relegation position ,yes we have had some tough games Tuesday against in my opinion the league champions elect tomorrow against one of the top teams in contention for automatic promotion ,I will be ecstatic if we can be the first team to beat them on there home turf let's see if Lady Luck will shine on us ,we need to be vocal with our support from start to finish firstly to show support to the players but more important to show the boardroom that the fans still back Eddie Howe and Jason
Such short memories..........we didn't sack O'Driscoll when we got relegated to League 2 and he took us straight back up, scoring 5 at the Millenium will be a great memory forever. Obviously I'd rather we hadn't been relegated, but injuries to key players are outside the managers control when we operate on the budget we do, which is small by Champioship standards. If we do get relegated, then we stick with Eddie!! Short term thinking does not lead to long term building! Why does everyone panic after a few poor results? Because on that basis if he'd been sacked after losing 5 in a row last season, we wouldn't be where we are now! Pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: The team need as much support as they can get through this bad run of form ,I have said earlier this week that I think Eddie and Jason must be on a tight rope as regards there future ,however we all said closed season staying up in this division would be an achievement but we are now only 180 mins from being in a relegation position ,yes we have had some tough games Tuesday against in my opinion the league champions elect tomorrow against one of the top teams in contention for automatic promotion ,I will be ecstatic if we can be the first team to beat them on there home turf let's see if Lady Luck will shine on us ,we need to be vocal with our support from start to finish firstly to show support to the players but more important to show the boardroom that the fans still back Eddie Howe and Jason[/p][/quote]Such short memories..........we didn't sack O'Driscoll when we got relegated to League 2 and he took us straight back up, scoring 5 at the Millenium will be a great memory forever. Obviously I'd rather we hadn't been relegated, but injuries to key players are outside the managers control when we operate on the budget we do, which is small by Champioship standards. If we do get relegated, then we stick with Eddie!! Short term thinking does not lead to long term building! Why does everyone panic after a few poor results? Because on that basis if he'd been sacked after losing 5 in a row last season, we wouldn't be where we are now! Pathetic. rednblack37

12:33pm Sat 7 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.
So why waste your time posting if you have nothing constructive to say? Why go if you aren't being entertained? Sad little man.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.[/p][/quote]So why waste your time posting if you have nothing constructive to say? Why go if you aren't being entertained? Sad little man. rednblack37

12:38pm Sat 7 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.
Sorry, apologies about my previous comment, I just realised, this is obviously your wife posting in your name and commenting on your performance in bed. Though how did a negative bloke like you ever get a wife????
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Not good enough, Unentertaining dross. Regards.[/p][/quote]Sorry, apologies about my previous comment, I just realised, this is obviously your wife posting in your name and commenting on your performance in bed. Though how did a negative bloke like you ever get a wife???? rednblack37

2:59pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Urbanwarrior says...

clutching at straws!
clutching at straws! Urbanwarrior

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