AFC Bournemouth: Cherries shock Reading with stunning away victory

Bournemouth Echo: OPENER: Lewis Grabban fires home at Reading OPENER: Lewis Grabban fires home at Reading

CHERRIES produced a near-perfect away performance to halt their seven-match winless run with a memorable 2-1 victory at Reading this afternoon.

Defiant in defence and clinical in attack, Cherries delivered the ruthless display boss Eddie Howe had been calling for as they downed promotion-chasing Reading.

More than 2,300 away supporters were left in jubilant mood as first-half goals from the exceptional Lewis Grabban and Matt Ritchie proved enough.

Adam Le Fondre struck in stoppage time for the hosts but with Tommy Elphick and Steve Cook excellent at the back, Cherries comfortably played out time for a superb victory at Madejski Stadium.

Bidding to respond to the 3-0 defeat at QPR, Howe made two changes. Leading goalscorer Grabban and midfielder Eunan O’Kane replaced Brett Pitman and Shaun MacDonald, who both dropped to the bench.

The hosts, relegated from the Premier League last term, set about maintaining their promotion push by recalling Chris Gunter, Jordan Obita and Hal Robson-Kanu.

In stark contrast to Cherries’ recent run, the Royals came into the game in the play-off zone thanks to a four-match unbeaten sequence which included back-to-back wins over Nottingham Forest and Charlton.

Reading, operating a flexible midfield formation in support of striker Billy Sharp, started brightly and dominated possession in the opening exchanges.

The hosts came close to going in front with just five minutes on the clock when Sharp met a dangerous inswinging corner, but Andrew Surman was alert to clear off the line at the far post.

As Cherries struggled to get any possession, Cook received a yellow card for a late challenge on Garath McCleary as the Reading wide man threatened to burst clear on the counter.

With Reading dictating the play, Cherries’ defence stood firm and they steadily started to take the sting out of the hosts’ forward work to gain a foothold.

From a rare foray into enemy territory, Harry Arter found Surman who skipped past one man before seeing appeals for a foul waved away after his run had been abruptly halted by Kaspars Gorkss.

A slick move involving Marc Pugh and Arter released Grabban on the left but a wayward touch cost Charlie Daniels as he tried to control the frontman’s inviting low cross.

Grabban, who was beginning to cause problems with his direct running and pace, smashed high and wide with an ambitious 25-yarder – but he made no mistake moments later.

Danny Guthrie’s trip on O’Kane earned him a yellow card and Cherries a free-kick which Daniels whipped in. Elphick and Cook rose highest and after they had been unable to force the ball past the despairing dive of keeper Alex McCarthy, Grabban was perfectly placed to thump high into the net from close range.

With the home crowd falling silent, stunned Reading found themselves 2-0 down when Ritchie added another goal to his fine collection. Having netted a beauty against Brighton, the playmaker this time let fly with his less favoured right foot but it had the same result, with McCarthy unable to do anything as his low 18-yard drive flew in. Ritchie capitalised from being afforded time on the edge of the penalty area after Grabban had stretched Reading down the left flank.

Royals boss Nigel Adkins decided he had seen enough and introduced experienced striker Pavel Pogrebnyak at the break.

Ritchie curled wide following good work from Pugh and Surman but Cherries were largely forced on to the back foot as the hosts sought a route back into the clash.

Despite Reading’s intensity, though, it was Cherries who had the better opportunities. The visitors came close when Elphick glanced on a Ritchie corner, only for Pugh to arrive just too late to divert the ball on target.

A beautiful reverse pass by Arter then released Pugh, who had made an intelligent run, but the Lancastrian dragged narrowly wide from 18 yards.

Grabban’s work in attack continued to make him an excellent out-ball and his pace in behind often forced the Reading defence on to the back foot.

The 25-year-old leading goalscorer was giving Gorkss a torrid time and he almost served up a third for Cherries with a powerful cross-shot, which the on-rushing Pugh was agonisingly close to converting at the far post.

Howe introduced fresh legs in the shape of Ryan Fraser and Brett Pitman with Ritchie and Grabban having both worked tirelessly for Cherries.

Adkins called on Le Fondre in place of centre-half Gorkss as Reading prepared to throw everything at Cherries in the closing stages.

Le Fondre made an almost immediate impact when he fired home from 12 yards after a shot from fellow substitute Royston Drenthe had fallen kindly into his path.

But there was to be no late heartbreak as Cherries comfortably held on to spark jubilant scenes among players and supporters.

Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Pearce, Gorkss (Le Fondre, 80), Cummings, Guthrie, Williams, Obita, McCleary (Drenthe, 66), Sharp, Robson-Kanu (Pogrebnyak, h-t).

Unused subs: Kelly, McAnuff, Blackman, Federici (g/k).

Booked: Guthrie, Gunter, Drenthe

Cherries: (4-1-4-1) Camp; Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels; O’Kane (MacDonald, 90); Ritchie (Fraser, 76), Surman, Arter, Pugh; Grabban (Pitman, 80).

Unused subs: Harte, Rantie, Yennaris, Flahavan (g/k).

Booked: Cook, Surman, Camp, O'Kane

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)

Attendance: 20,944 (including 2,338 away supporters)

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5:13pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Fanfor45 says...

Well, well, well, That will reduce the posts on here by 60 or more after that result. It will make more room for the faithful/positive posters. Fantastic and well deserved result .U.T.C
Well, well, well, That will reduce the posts on here by 60 or more after that result. It will make more room for the faithful/positive posters. Fantastic and well deserved result .U.T.C Fanfor45

5:16pm Sat 7 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Delighted with today's win I hadn't given us much hope but what a result Well done to all concerned for such a great display and for the 2000+ AFCB fans who outshouted the Royals. Come on you mighty Cherries
Delighted with today's win I hadn't given us much hope but what a result Well done to all concerned for such a great display and for the 2000+ AFCB fans who outshouted the Royals. Come on you mighty Cherries nonnogeppetto

5:17pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Court Side says...

Stunning, stunning win today for the players and the best manager AFCB have ever had. Some of you on here need to have a word with yourselves, don't you know that from little acorns giant oak trees grow? Will we get apologies from hotgob, oxnob and all the other little trolls that come on here and slag off the mighty cherries? I won't hold my breath but i will continue to always give my support to Eddie and the boys. Oh dear, some of you don't half look silly now.
Stunning, stunning win today for the players and the best manager AFCB have ever had. Some of you on here need to have a word with yourselves, don't you know that from little acorns giant oak trees grow? Will we get apologies from hotgob, oxnob and all the other little trolls that come on here and slag off the mighty cherries? I won't hold my breath but i will continue to always give my support to Eddie and the boys. Oh dear, some of you don't half look silly now. Court Side

5:17pm Sat 7 Dec 13

easthoweafcb. says...

Fabulous win how many would have thought that! We hate brighton hove albion we hate reading too ( their ****) we haye pompey and scummers but BOURNEMOUTH WE LOVE YOU!
Fabulous win how many would have thought that! We hate brighton hove albion we hate reading too ( their ****) we haye pompey and scummers but BOURNEMOUTH WE LOVE YOU! easthoweafcb.

5:20pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

Great victory now take these positives to December 14th
Great victory now take these positives to December 14th Afcbives

5:24pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

What a wonderful result, and from what I heard listening to Silent, it was no fluke either. We've been close to beating one of the bigger teams, and today the team came good. Hope we can take heart from this and believe in ourselves, moving back in the right direction up the table!! UTCIAD
What a wonderful result, and from what I heard listening to Silent, it was no fluke either. We've been close to beating one of the bigger teams, and today the team came good. Hope we can take heart from this and believe in ourselves, moving back in the right direction up the table!! UTCIAD Afcbpete

5:25pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Solentcherry says...

Yeeeeees !! Gutted I couldn't make it to the Madstad today. Sounds like a hard fought and well deserved result for the cherry army to savour.
Well done Eddie and all involved. Dropping Rantie was a brave but right move. How we could have done with Ritchie for all the games he's missed. Think he inspires the whole team. Hopefully turned the corner now , onwards and upwards. COYC.
Ps. Hope we sign Camp permanently in Jan, and fend of all the offers for Cooke and Ritchie that will surely come.
We are staying up
I say we are staying up.....
Yeeeeees !! Gutted I couldn't make it to the Madstad today. Sounds like a hard fought and well deserved result for the cherry army to savour. Well done Eddie and all involved. Dropping Rantie was a brave but right move. How we could have done with Ritchie for all the games he's missed. Think he inspires the whole team. Hopefully turned the corner now , onwards and upwards. COYC. Ps. Hope we sign Camp permanently in Jan, and fend of all the offers for Cooke and Ritchie that will surely come. We are staying up I say we are staying up..... Solentcherry

5:28pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Phil McG (Italy) says...

I wonder how many of our 'knee' jerk supporters, who were suggesting Eddie Howe was on a tight rope and the team we have wasn't good enough last week, will be on here complementing the management, team and performance?
A Cherries win generally reduces comments on here by 50%!

We are good enough but this season is still about finding our feet and avoiding the bottom 3.

What's more, our support today was non stop and impressive!

UP THE CHERRIES!!
I wonder how many of our 'knee' jerk supporters, who were suggesting Eddie Howe was on a tight rope and the team we have wasn't good enough last week, will be on here complementing the management, team and performance? A Cherries win generally reduces comments on here by 50%! We are good enough but this season is still about finding our feet and avoiding the bottom 3. What's more, our support today was non stop and impressive! UP THE CHERRIES!! Phil McG (Italy)

5:32pm Sat 7 Dec 13

raybren says...

Smhinto said .... We have no plan B , and we pose no threat whatsoever to the opposition ! Reading 1 Cherries 2 . Smhinto says ..... Of course , I knew all along that we had a plan B , and that we are very threatening . Just make sure you read the post properly ! Regards
Smhinto said .... We have no plan B , and we pose no threat whatsoever to the opposition ! Reading 1 Cherries 2 . Smhinto says ..... Of course , I knew all along that we had a plan B , and that we are very threatening . Just make sure you read the post properly ! Regards raybren

5:35pm Sat 7 Dec 13

wendycherry says...

Yay, well done lads, a great performance, and a well-deserved, great win! xx
Yay, well done lads, a great performance, and a well-deserved, great win! xx wendycherry

5:36pm Sat 7 Dec 13

smhinto says...

Yes and excellent result and performance. Just on my way back from Rotherham. Something that I was not expecting. All credit to the players Eddie and Jason. Well done.
Yes and excellent result and performance. Just on my way back from Rotherham. Something that I was not expecting. All credit to the players Eddie and Jason. Well done. smhinto

5:44pm Sat 7 Dec 13

galadriel says...

So pleased for the lads today...fantastic result...I believe Reading were unbeaten at home this season...til today!!! We're up 3 places and I can't stop smiling! EHBA!!!
Where are the 'supporters' saying EH is on his way out now?!
:-)
So pleased for the lads today...fantastic result...I believe Reading were unbeaten at home this season...til today!!! We're up 3 places and I can't stop smiling! EHBA!!! Where are the 'supporters' saying EH is on his way out now?! :-) galadriel

5:45pm Sat 7 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

Great Win and equally great support from the Cherries faithful.....well done to everybody.
Great Win and equally great support from the Cherries faithful.....well done to everybody. O'Reilly

5:49pm Sat 7 Dec 13

xslee says...

Just goes to show what can happen when Eddie has most of his first team players available for selection. Doesn't mean it's going to get any easier, but a few more results like this are more than achievable. Here's hoping for more points on the board for the rest of December...
Just goes to show what can happen when Eddie has most of his first team players available for selection. Doesn't mean it's going to get any easier, but a few more results like this are more than achievable. Here's hoping for more points on the board for the rest of December... xslee

5:51pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Solentcherry says...

raybren wrote:
Smhinto said .... We have no plan B , and we pose no threat whatsoever to the opposition ! Reading 1 Cherries 2 . Smhinto says ..... Of course , I knew all along that we had a plan B , and that we are very threatening . Just make sure you read the post properly ! Regards
To be fair Raybren, maybe today's win was "plan B " in action? Eddie made changes in personnel, and maybe in style?, although personally having not seen the game yet , I can't confirm the latter. Some of us have been suggesting such changes have been needed for a while. Plan B!
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Smhinto said .... We have no plan B , and we pose no threat whatsoever to the opposition ! Reading 1 Cherries 2 . Smhinto says ..... Of course , I knew all along that we had a plan B , and that we are very threatening . Just make sure you read the post properly ! Regards[/p][/quote]To be fair Raybren, maybe today's win was "plan B " in action? Eddie made changes in personnel, and maybe in style?, although personally having not seen the game yet , I can't confirm the latter. Some of us have been suggesting such changes have been needed for a while. Plan B! Solentcherry

6:07pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

Just need to continue the form
Just need to continue the form Afcbives

6:13pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Lesleycherry says...

Brilliant! Well done to all the team and Eddie and Jason, it sounded a great match on the radio and the support sounded tremendous. Let's hope this is the start of a good run.
Brilliant! Well done to all the team and Eddie and Jason, it sounded a great match on the radio and the support sounded tremendous. Let's hope this is the start of a good run. Lesleycherry

6:19pm Sat 7 Dec 13

molbol says...

On the train home with a big smile on my face - great performance and great result. Aside from the first 15 minutes when we looked nervy, after that we played some lovely football and also dug in when we had to. Grabban was outstanding today but to be honest everyone to a man put in a good shift. UTC!
On the train home with a big smile on my face - great performance and great result. Aside from the first 15 minutes when we looked nervy, after that we played some lovely football and also dug in when we had to. Grabban was outstanding today but to be honest everyone to a man put in a good shift. UTC! molbol

6:22pm Sat 7 Dec 13

jontee says...

Superb result, with other results basically good for us.
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The penny sems to have dropped regarding Rante. Cut your losses on this Eddie.
Superb result, with other results basically good for us. . The penny sems to have dropped regarding Rante. Cut your losses on this Eddie. jontee

6:28pm Sat 7 Dec 13

carrrob says...

I eat my words well done to the lads roll on next saturday !
I eat my words well done to the lads roll on next saturday ! carrrob

6:30pm Sat 7 Dec 13

cherryexe says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Well, well, well, That will reduce the posts on here by 60 or more after that result. It will make more room for the faithful/positive posters. Fantastic and well deserved result .U.T.C
Totally agree with you where our the so called fans who wanted eddie out. Gone rather quiet !!
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Well, well, well, That will reduce the posts on here by 60 or more after that result. It will make more room for the faithful/positive posters. Fantastic and well deserved result .U.T.C[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you where our the so called fans who wanted eddie out. Gone rather quiet !! cherryexe

6:33pm Sat 7 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

raybren wrote:
Smhinto said .... We have no plan B , and we pose no threat whatsoever to the opposition ! Reading 1 Cherries 2 . Smhinto says ..... Of course , I knew all along that we had a plan B , and that we are very threatening . Just make sure you read the post properly ! Regards
Come on raybren magnanimity is called for!! What a response to Tuesday's defeat well done.

I have heard via the grapevine that the reason for moving the England V Italy's game next June is because Berlusconi will be in prison by then and he would not be allowed to watch the match at 1am (2pm our time!!) Come on England, though on what we have witnessed so far there may be more chance for shminto's rocking horse to produce!!!
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Smhinto said .... We have no plan B , and we pose no threat whatsoever to the opposition ! Reading 1 Cherries 2 . Smhinto says ..... Of course , I knew all along that we had a plan B , and that we are very threatening . Just make sure you read the post properly ! Regards[/p][/quote]Come on raybren magnanimity is called for!! What a response to Tuesday's defeat well done. I have heard via the grapevine that the reason for moving the England V Italy's game next June is because Berlusconi will be in prison by then and he would not be allowed to watch the match at 1am (2pm our time!!) Come on England, though on what we have witnessed so far there may be more chance for shminto's rocking horse to produce!!! nonnogeppetto

6:35pm Sat 7 Dec 13

easthoweafcb. says...

Where oh where is oxbog! AnywAy great result and revenge for the last time we were at the madstad and also some revenge over mr adkins too!
Where oh where is oxbog! AnywAy great result and revenge for the last time we were at the madstad and also some revenge over mr adkins too! easthoweafcb.

6:47pm Sat 7 Dec 13

gtd says...

Great result.
Buying Rantie destroyed Lewis and Brett's confidence; I am glad Eddie has had the nous to drop him.
Great result. Buying Rantie destroyed Lewis and Brett's confidence; I am glad Eddie has had the nous to drop him. gtd

6:55pm Sat 7 Dec 13

bobsworthforever says...

Just back from Reading great result totally outplayed Reading Camp hardly made a save we made loads of chances Grabban and Ritchie continually closed down Reading players so unable to create much having Grabban up front instead of Rantie massive improvement. On a lighter note anyone fancying big lump up front should have seen Pogbrnyak in the second half no wonder Eddie wont go down that route.Reading booed off field at the end notso AFCB no wonder
Just back from Reading great result totally outplayed Reading Camp hardly made a save we made loads of chances Grabban and Ritchie continually closed down Reading players so unable to create much having Grabban up front instead of Rantie massive improvement. On a lighter note anyone fancying big lump up front should have seen Pogbrnyak in the second half no wonder Eddie wont go down that route.Reading booed off field at the end notso AFCB no wonder bobsworthforever

6:58pm Sat 7 Dec 13

matt68 says...

easthoweafcb. wrote:
Where oh where is oxbog! AnywAy great result and revenge for the last time we were at the madstad and also some revenge over mr adkins too!
Having his nappy changed!
[quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Where oh where is oxbog! AnywAy great result and revenge for the last time we were at the madstad and also some revenge over mr adkins too![/p][/quote]Having his nappy changed! matt68

7:21pm Sat 7 Dec 13

rogthedodge123 says...

This victory against a top side had been coming after some close matches against other high flyers...........we must keep the faith because we are the real deal and even though the target is to stay in the championship....ther
e is no reason not to believe that we can nick a play off place ,again the away support was fantastic and the chants echoed across my bedroom,just brilliant fans.Eddie and the boys must be proud of you.
This victory against a top side had been coming after some close matches against other high flyers...........we must keep the faith because we are the real deal and even though the target is to stay in the championship....ther e is no reason not to believe that we can nick a play off place ,again the away support was fantastic and the chants echoed across my bedroom,just brilliant fans.Eddie and the boys must be proud of you. rogthedodge123

7:24pm Sat 7 Dec 13

abc100 says...

Just got back, what a fantastic team performance, they started the brighter without really looking like scoring but from 20 mins on we totally out played them, we should of scored a couple more in the second half, everyone really played their part but I thought Tommy Elphick was outstanding along with Lewis Grabbon who worked his socks off and never stopped putting pressure on their defenders. Feeling really proud of the boys tonight !!!
Just got back, what a fantastic team performance, they started the brighter without really looking like scoring but from 20 mins on we totally out played them, we should of scored a couple more in the second half, everyone really played their part but I thought Tommy Elphick was outstanding along with Lewis Grabbon who worked his socks off and never stopped putting pressure on their defenders. Feeling really proud of the boys tonight !!! abc100

7:25pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Tuckton Cherry says...

smhinto wrote:
Yes and excellent result and performance. Just on my way back from Rotherham. Something that I was not expecting. All credit to the players Eddie and Jason. Well done.
Amazing, we win and we get 3 lines not the normal 3 pages of stating the obvious. We were solid in defence, clinical up front, guess what we looked like a championship side, not good for you hey Smhinto! You also said we'd be down to 4,000 or less fans, over half that at an away game after just 1 win in 11, not to mention the 1,500 away in London on a Tuesday night - what a fool. All those that congratulated him on his post Tuesday night, hang your heads in shame. Bournemouth til I die........
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Yes and excellent result and performance. Just on my way back from Rotherham. Something that I was not expecting. All credit to the players Eddie and Jason. Well done.[/p][/quote]Amazing, we win and we get 3 lines not the normal 3 pages of stating the obvious. We were solid in defence, clinical up front, guess what we looked like a championship side, not good for you hey Smhinto! You also said we'd be down to 4,000 or less fans, over half that at an away game after just 1 win in 11, not to mention the 1,500 away in London on a Tuesday night - what a fool. All those that congratulated him on his post Tuesday night, hang your heads in shame. Bournemouth til I die........ Tuckton Cherry

7:36pm Sat 7 Dec 13

AFCB Badger says...

Solentcherry wrote:
raybren wrote:
Smhinto said .... We have no plan B , and we pose no threat whatsoever to the opposition ! Reading 1 Cherries 2 . Smhinto says ..... Of course , I knew all along that we had a plan B , and that we are very threatening . Just make sure you read the post properly ! Regards
To be fair Raybren, maybe today's win was "plan B " in action? Eddie made changes in personnel, and maybe in style?, although personally having not seen the game yet , I can't confirm the latter. Some of us have been suggesting such changes have been needed for a while. Plan B!
We certainly played our passing game but we weren't afraid to clear the ball upfield in the air when needed which is something we didn't do early in the season. Great performance,everyone worked hard and we deserved to win by a couple of goals.our support was brilliant and the tos**rs who come on here with their poisonous comments should hand their heads in shame and either get behind the team or find another team to undermine
[quote][p][bold]Solentcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Smhinto said .... We have no plan B , and we pose no threat whatsoever to the opposition ! Reading 1 Cherries 2 . Smhinto says ..... Of course , I knew all along that we had a plan B , and that we are very threatening . Just make sure you read the post properly ! Regards[/p][/quote]To be fair Raybren, maybe today's win was "plan B " in action? Eddie made changes in personnel, and maybe in style?, although personally having not seen the game yet , I can't confirm the latter. Some of us have been suggesting such changes have been needed for a while. Plan B![/p][/quote]We certainly played our passing game but we weren't afraid to clear the ball upfield in the air when needed which is something we didn't do early in the season. Great performance,everyone worked hard and we deserved to win by a couple of goals.our support was brilliant and the tos**rs who come on here with their poisonous comments should hand their heads in shame and either get behind the team or find another team to undermine AFCB Badger

7:36pm Sat 7 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Tuckton Cherry wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Yes and excellent result and performance. Just on my way back from Rotherham. Something that I was not expecting. All credit to the players Eddie and Jason. Well done.
Amazing, we win and we get 3 lines not the normal 3 pages of stating the obvious. We were solid in defence, clinical up front, guess what we looked like a championship side, not good for you hey Smhinto! You also said we'd be down to 4,000 or less fans, over half that at an away game after just 1 win in 11, not to mention the 1,500 away in London on a Tuesday night - what a fool. All those that congratulated him on his post Tuesday night, hang your heads in shame. Bournemouth til I die........
To be fair, unless we writing a match report there are only few words/lines that we can write and say well done for the win. I was one those who congratulated him and in his post he did say that if we went ahead first we would stand a better chance of winning. However if you think he is going to come on here and write a long spiel or an apology you will find that his famous rocking horse will pooh first!!!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Tuckton Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Yes and excellent result and performance. Just on my way back from Rotherham. Something that I was not expecting. All credit to the players Eddie and Jason. Well done.[/p][/quote]Amazing, we win and we get 3 lines not the normal 3 pages of stating the obvious. We were solid in defence, clinical up front, guess what we looked like a championship side, not good for you hey Smhinto! You also said we'd be down to 4,000 or less fans, over half that at an away game after just 1 win in 11, not to mention the 1,500 away in London on a Tuesday night - what a fool. All those that congratulated him on his post Tuesday night, hang your heads in shame. Bournemouth til I die........[/p][/quote]To be fair, unless we writing a match report there are only few words/lines that we can write and say well done for the win. I was one those who congratulated him and in his post he did say that if we went ahead first we would stand a better chance of winning. However if you think he is going to come on here and write a long spiel or an apology you will find that his famous rocking horse will pooh first!!!! UTCIAD nonnogeppetto

7:44pm Sat 7 Dec 13

stjxf12 says...

Just got back from my big day out. Couldn't wait to get on hear to see all the Eddie must go comments blah blah blah .All the moaners on this site are like the Reading fans leaving in their droves. Is this a fire drill .UTCIAD Massive result and absolutely buzzing with the performance. Big big performances from the lads today. great support from the barmy army. Massive.
Just got back from my big day out. Couldn't wait to get on hear to see all the Eddie must go comments blah blah blah .All the moaners on this site are like the Reading fans leaving in their droves. Is this a fire drill .UTCIAD Massive result and absolutely buzzing with the performance. Big big performances from the lads today. great support from the barmy army. Massive. stjxf12

7:47pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Square Old Codger says...

Absolutely delighted, I passed the convoy of coaches carrying the Cherries supporters on my way to Rugby just after twelve and so pleased for them, the team and Eddie and Jason, a great win. But don't write Rantie off, he will come good, he's a young man, far from home, adapting to a new culture, a strange land. and a very different type of football. Cut him some slack, he has the best possible Manager to bring his undoubted talent out.
Absolutely delighted, I passed the convoy of coaches carrying the Cherries supporters on my way to Rugby just after twelve and so pleased for them, the team and Eddie and Jason, a great win. But don't write Rantie off, he will come good, he's a young man, far from home, adapting to a new culture, a strange land. and a very different type of football. Cut him some slack, he has the best possible Manager to bring his undoubted talent out. Square Old Codger

7:56pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

Although reading played better we did well
Although reading played better we did well Afcbives

8:04pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Pompeyriseagain says...

No game for Pompey today so as I live close by I went to Reading v Bournemouth and I must say I sat in the Reading end and their atmosphere is on par with my local Sunday pub team!! A well deserved 3 points for the cherries and fans on form as usual, awesome team on the break!! The sea air must produce top fans, well done boys nice to see our coastal neighbours prosper.
No game for Pompey today so as I live close by I went to Reading v Bournemouth and I must say I sat in the Reading end and their atmosphere is on par with my local Sunday pub team!! A well deserved 3 points for the cherries and fans on form as usual, awesome team on the break!! The sea air must produce top fans, well done boys nice to see our coastal neighbours prosper. Pompeyriseagain

8:05pm Sat 7 Dec 13

lionheart says...

Great support at the Mad Stad today from Cherries fans and we witnessed a brilliant result.

Reading are no mugs but the fight and desire were there today.

Grabban was impressive up front with stand out performances from Cook and Elphick at the back with tireless running from O'Kane.

This result sets us up well for three out of the next four matches at Dean Court.

Well played lads and the away support.
Great support at the Mad Stad today from Cherries fans and we witnessed a brilliant result. Reading are no mugs but the fight and desire were there today. Grabban was impressive up front with stand out performances from Cook and Elphick at the back with tireless running from O'Kane. This result sets us up well for three out of the next four matches at Dean Court. Well played lads and the away support. lionheart

8:16pm Sat 7 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

Yes I was one of the people who said Eddie was on a tight rope and if people recall I started with the comments how I hated to write that statement ,however I was one of the multitude who travelled up to see a spectacular shift put in by the players and the tireless support yes it was an extremely nervy first few mins but the joy to silence the reading fans by half time was awesome a huge victory against a side unbeaten at home I would have been happy with a point today however ecstatic with three god the beer will taste good later
Yes I was one of the people who said Eddie was on a tight rope and if people recall I started with the comments how I hated to write that statement ,however I was one of the multitude who travelled up to see a spectacular shift put in by the players and the tireless support yes it was an extremely nervy first few mins but the joy to silence the reading fans by half time was awesome a huge victory against a side unbeaten at home I would have been happy with a point today however ecstatic with three god the beer will taste good later alasdair1967

8:26pm Sat 7 Dec 13

B'mth123 says...

Well done boys, what a great result and Eddie masterstroke tactics. Must admit didn't see that performance coming after Tuesday's.

Important to keep it going and getting our first back to back win. Well done again Eddie & Jason.... It could have been 3 or 4 - 1 on our "BIG DAY OUT"
Well done boys, what a great result and Eddie masterstroke tactics. Must admit didn't see that performance coming after Tuesday's. Important to keep it going and getting our first back to back win. Well done again Eddie & Jason.... It could have been 3 or 4 - 1 on our "BIG DAY OUT" B'mth123

8:35pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.
Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards. Mike Oxbig

8:38pm Sat 7 Dec 13

YafcbY says...

From the only Bournemouth supporter in East London.

YYYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSS
SSS :-)
From the only Bournemouth supporter in East London. YYYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSS SSS :-) YafcbY

8:46pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Who_R_Ya says...

Didn't think we would get anything at the mad stad after the recent run Great Result, just got back nice to see a change in personnel thought all played well glad Eddie got them fired up for a change. Well done and get another 3 points on Saturday
Didn't think we would get anything at the mad stad after the recent run Great Result, just got back nice to see a change in personnel thought all played well glad Eddie got them fired up for a change. Well done and get another 3 points on Saturday Who_R_Ya

8:55pm Sat 7 Dec 13

raybren says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Tuckton Cherry wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Yes and excellent result and performance. Just on my way back from Rotherham. Something that I was not expecting. All credit to the players Eddie and Jason. Well done.
Amazing, we win and we get 3 lines not the normal 3 pages of stating the obvious. We were solid in defence, clinical up front, guess what we looked like a championship side, not good for you hey Smhinto! You also said we'd be down to 4,000 or less fans, over half that at an away game after just 1 win in 11, not to mention the 1,500 away in London on a Tuesday night - what a fool. All those that congratulated him on his post Tuesday night, hang your heads in shame. Bournemouth til I die........
To be fair, unless we writing a match report there are only few words/lines that we can write and say well done for the win. I was one those who congratulated him and in his post he did say that if we went ahead first we would stand a better chance of winning. However if you think he is going to come on here and write a long spiel or an apology you will find that his famous rocking horse will pooh first!!!! UTCIAD
Don ' t think you are right Mr Nonno . It ' s just that some people find it easier to be critical than complimentary . E. G . Today , Camp was as safe as houses , the back four outstanding , even contributing to the first goal , O ' Kane full of running and intelligent , Ritchie well he was Ritchie , Grabban brilliant and worked his socks off , etc . etc . . This is not a match report , they are complimentary facts . Of course if you are Smhinto you don ' t see the game , therefore you can only be negative about the games you don ' t go to !
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tuckton Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Yes and excellent result and performance. Just on my way back from Rotherham. Something that I was not expecting. All credit to the players Eddie and Jason. Well done.[/p][/quote]Amazing, we win and we get 3 lines not the normal 3 pages of stating the obvious. We were solid in defence, clinical up front, guess what we looked like a championship side, not good for you hey Smhinto! You also said we'd be down to 4,000 or less fans, over half that at an away game after just 1 win in 11, not to mention the 1,500 away in London on a Tuesday night - what a fool. All those that congratulated him on his post Tuesday night, hang your heads in shame. Bournemouth til I die........[/p][/quote]To be fair, unless we writing a match report there are only few words/lines that we can write and say well done for the win. I was one those who congratulated him and in his post he did say that if we went ahead first we would stand a better chance of winning. However if you think he is going to come on here and write a long spiel or an apology you will find that his famous rocking horse will pooh first!!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Don ' t think you are right Mr Nonno . It ' s just that some people find it easier to be critical than complimentary . E. G . Today , Camp was as safe as houses , the back four outstanding , even contributing to the first goal , O ' Kane full of running and intelligent , Ritchie well he was Ritchie , Grabban brilliant and worked his socks off , etc . etc . . This is not a match report , they are complimentary facts . Of course if you are Smhinto you don ' t see the game , therefore you can only be negative about the games you don ' t go to ! raybren

9:02pm Sat 7 Dec 13

afcb36 says...

It was a great team performance today and bournemouth totally outclassed reading second half but in my opinion reading were very very poor I don't understand how they are unbeaten at home
UTCIAD
It was a great team performance today and bournemouth totally outclassed reading second half but in my opinion reading were very very poor I don't understand how they are unbeaten at home UTCIAD afcb36

9:03pm Sat 7 Dec 13

susi.m says...

Great day out. Roll on next week.
Loving it in the Championship.
Well done.
Great day out. Roll on next week. Loving it in the Championship. Well done. susi.m

9:04pm Sat 7 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Good win, but one victory doesnt mean we are safe, i believe the main difference today was our will to get forward. Think I was right about Pitman.
Good win, but one victory doesnt mean we are safe, i believe the main difference today was our will to get forward. Think I was right about Pitman. holdinkæft

9:10pm Sat 7 Dec 13

dekayedcherry says...

GREAT RESULT today against the Royals. To be honest I did think we might pinch a point at the Mad.stadium but 3pts is fantastic. I listened on Solent and after the initial bombardment from them with corners etc, we took over and bossed the game with Lee Camp hardly having to do very much apart from coming for crosses which he did very well. To be leading 2-0 going into extra time (where did that 4 mins.come from ???) Was brilliant and we saw out the game despite again getting nothing from the ref or linos (Camp booked for time wasting less than a minute !!!.
The support from the 2300 sounded massive on the radio so respect to all. UTC.
GREAT RESULT today against the Royals. To be honest I did think we might pinch a point at the Mad.stadium but 3pts is fantastic. I listened on Solent and after the initial bombardment from them with corners etc, we took over and bossed the game with Lee Camp hardly having to do very much apart from coming for crosses which he did very well. To be leading 2-0 going into extra time (where did that 4 mins.come from ???) Was brilliant and we saw out the game despite again getting nothing from the ref or linos (Camp booked for time wasting less than a minute !!!. The support from the 2300 sounded massive on the radio so respect to all. UTC. dekayedcherry

9:16pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Talkingheadera says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.
What on earth are you talking about ? 19 games to warm up?
We started the season very well. We've had a blip in the last 10 games but still picked up points at burnley,forest and only lost by 1 at leicester.
Every team has a bad spell and let's hope that's ours over.
Today was an awesome performance at last year premier league side.
We've also beaten Wigan who were premier league last season.
Hats off to Eddie Howe .
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.[/p][/quote]What on earth are you talking about ? 19 games to warm up? We started the season very well. We've had a blip in the last 10 games but still picked up points at burnley,forest and only lost by 1 at leicester. Every team has a bad spell and let's hope that's ours over. Today was an awesome performance at last year premier league side. We've also beaten Wigan who were premier league last season. Hats off to Eddie Howe . Talkingheadera

9:23pm Sat 7 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

raybren wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Tuckton Cherry wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Yes and excellent result and performance. Just on my way back from Rotherham. Something that I was not expecting. All credit to the players Eddie and Jason. Well done.
Amazing, we win and we get 3 lines not the normal 3 pages of stating the obvious. We were solid in defence, clinical up front, guess what we looked like a championship side, not good for you hey Smhinto! You also said we'd be down to 4,000 or less fans, over half that at an away game after just 1 win in 11, not to mention the 1,500 away in London on a Tuesday night - what a fool. All those that congratulated him on his post Tuesday night, hang your heads in shame. Bournemouth til I die........
To be fair, unless we writing a match report there are only few words/lines that we can write and say well done for the win. I was one those who congratulated him and in his post he did say that if we went ahead first we would stand a better chance of winning. However if you think he is going to come on here and write a long spiel or an apology you will find that his famous rocking horse will pooh first!!!! UTCIAD
Don ' t think you are right Mr Nonno . It ' s just that some people find it easier to be critical than complimentary . E. G . Today , Camp was as safe as houses , the back four outstanding , even contributing to the first goal , O ' Kane full of running and intelligent , Ritchie well he was Ritchie , Grabban brilliant and worked his socks off , etc . etc . . This is not a match report , they are complimentary facts . Of course if you are Smhinto you don ' t see the game , therefore you can only be negative about the games you don ' t go to !
I wasn't at the game raybren so I could not have said as much as you were able to, so I gather from what you say you were there. I am not defending the guy I was just pointing out what he had said in the post. I do agree about some finding it easier to be critical. But for now let us celebrate the win today. UTC
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tuckton Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Yes and excellent result and performance. Just on my way back from Rotherham. Something that I was not expecting. All credit to the players Eddie and Jason. Well done.[/p][/quote]Amazing, we win and we get 3 lines not the normal 3 pages of stating the obvious. We were solid in defence, clinical up front, guess what we looked like a championship side, not good for you hey Smhinto! You also said we'd be down to 4,000 or less fans, over half that at an away game after just 1 win in 11, not to mention the 1,500 away in London on a Tuesday night - what a fool. All those that congratulated him on his post Tuesday night, hang your heads in shame. Bournemouth til I die........[/p][/quote]To be fair, unless we writing a match report there are only few words/lines that we can write and say well done for the win. I was one those who congratulated him and in his post he did say that if we went ahead first we would stand a better chance of winning. However if you think he is going to come on here and write a long spiel or an apology you will find that his famous rocking horse will pooh first!!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Don ' t think you are right Mr Nonno . It ' s just that some people find it easier to be critical than complimentary . E. G . Today , Camp was as safe as houses , the back four outstanding , even contributing to the first goal , O ' Kane full of running and intelligent , Ritchie well he was Ritchie , Grabban brilliant and worked his socks off , etc . etc . . This is not a match report , they are complimentary facts . Of course if you are Smhinto you don ' t see the game , therefore you can only be negative about the games you don ' t go to ![/p][/quote]I wasn't at the game raybren so I could not have said as much as you were able to, so I gather from what you say you were there. I am not defending the guy I was just pointing out what he had said in the post. I do agree about some finding it easier to be critical. But for now let us celebrate the win today. UTC nonnogeppetto

9:26pm Sat 7 Dec 13

easthoweafcb. says...

Well hello oxbog I see you have learned a new word positive
Well hello oxbog I see you have learned a new word positive easthoweafcb.

9:28pm Sat 7 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

FA CUP draw tomorrow lets hope we get Southampton.
FA CUP draw tomorrow lets hope we get Southampton. holdinkæft

9:33pm Sat 7 Dec 13

hotdog350 says...

Court Side wrote:
Stunning, stunning win today for the players and the best manager AFCB have ever had. Some of you on here need to have a word with yourselves, don't you know that from little acorns giant oak trees grow? Will we get apologies from hotgob, oxnob and all the other little trolls that come on here and slag off the mighty cherries? I won't hold my breath but i will continue to always give my support to Eddie and the boys. Oh dear, some of you don't half look silly now.
I am no Troll dude.
I was there today and we played Reading off the field. We attacked and played well and I was over the moon. Well Done to the team and Eddie but I wont give him a blank cheque and when he gets it wrong I will say so.
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Stunning, stunning win today for the players and the best manager AFCB have ever had. Some of you on here need to have a word with yourselves, don't you know that from little acorns giant oak trees grow? Will we get apologies from hotgob, oxnob and all the other little trolls that come on here and slag off the mighty cherries? I won't hold my breath but i will continue to always give my support to Eddie and the boys. Oh dear, some of you don't half look silly now.[/p][/quote]I am no Troll dude. I was there today and we played Reading off the field. We attacked and played well and I was over the moon. Well Done to the team and Eddie but I wont give him a blank cheque and when he gets it wrong I will say so. hotdog350

9:45pm Sat 7 Dec 13

dustbindanny says...

10 out of 10 to the eleven players that started today, see you can do it when you really want too? Could,nt find fault with any one of you! Super stadium and super away fans support , KEEP IT UP LADS !
10 out of 10 to the eleven players that started today, see you can do it when you really want too? Could,nt find fault with any one of you! Super stadium and super away fans support , KEEP IT UP LADS ! dustbindanny

9:58pm Sat 7 Dec 13

matt68 says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.
What on earth are you talking about ? 19 games to warm up?
We started the season very well. We've had a blip in the last 10 games but still picked up points at burnley,forest and only lost by 1 at leicester.
Every team has a bad spell and let's hope that's ours over.
Today was an awesome performance at last year premier league side.
We've also beaten Wigan who were premier league last season.
Hats off to Eddie Howe .
don"t worry no-one knows what he is talking about
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.[/p][/quote]What on earth are you talking about ? 19 games to warm up? We started the season very well. We've had a blip in the last 10 games but still picked up points at burnley,forest and only lost by 1 at leicester. Every team has a bad spell and let's hope that's ours over. Today was an awesome performance at last year premier league side. We've also beaten Wigan who were premier league last season. Hats off to Eddie Howe .[/p][/quote]don"t worry no-one knows what he is talking about matt68

10:01pm Sat 7 Dec 13

stjxf12 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.
19 Games where you at dude?? Wigan at home , Millwall at home , Charlton at home , Doncaster away , all brilliant wins . Negative negative negative try going to Reading and smile like I am tonight.Sing when i'm smiling I only sing when i'm smiling .RICHARD!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.[/p][/quote]19 Games where you at dude?? Wigan at home , Millwall at home , Charlton at home , Doncaster away , all brilliant wins . Negative negative negative try going to Reading and smile like I am tonight.Sing when i'm smiling I only sing when i'm smiling .RICHARD!!! stjxf12

10:23pm Sat 7 Dec 13

stjxf12 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.
19 Games where you at dude?? Wigan at home , Millwall at home , Charlton at home , Doncaster away , all brilliant wins . Negative negative negative try going to Reading and smile like I am tonight.Sing when i'm smiling I only sing when i'm smiling .RICHARD!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.[/p][/quote]19 Games where you at dude?? Wigan at home , Millwall at home , Charlton at home , Doncaster away , all brilliant wins . Negative negative negative try going to Reading and smile like I am tonight.Sing when i'm smiling I only sing when i'm smiling .RICHARD!!! stjxf12

10:24pm Sat 7 Dec 13

stjxf12 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.
19 Games where you at dude?? Wigan at home , Millwall at home , Charlton at home , Doncaster away , all brilliant wins . Negative negative negative try going to Reading and smile like I am tonight.Sing when i'm smiling I only sing when i'm smiling .RICHARD!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.[/p][/quote]19 Games where you at dude?? Wigan at home , Millwall at home , Charlton at home , Doncaster away , all brilliant wins . Negative negative negative try going to Reading and smile like I am tonight.Sing when i'm smiling I only sing when i'm smiling .RICHARD!!! stjxf12

10:30pm Sat 7 Dec 13

stjxf12 says...

Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season.

With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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".
All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD
Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season. With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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". All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD stjxf12

10:34pm Sat 7 Dec 13

eaststandman says...

We at last had a plan B.

The long ball game ! And it worked. Putting the ball over the defenders heads and down the channels so that Ritchie and 'man of the match' grabban could run onto them.

It may have been a tough opening 20 mins but after that we were in control. Surman and O'Kane were fantastic in the middle too.

Well worth the trip there. I have no vocal chords left. Must credit Reading with a great stadium and good stewards.
We at last had a plan B. The long ball game ! And it worked. Putting the ball over the defenders heads and down the channels so that Ritchie and 'man of the match' grabban could run onto them. It may have been a tough opening 20 mins but after that we were in control. Surman and O'Kane were fantastic in the middle too. Well worth the trip there. I have no vocal chords left. Must credit Reading with a great stadium and good stewards. eaststandman

11:27pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Mike Oxbig says...

stjxf12 wrote:
Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season.

With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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".
All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD
Why did he leave for Burnley then? The facts that he didn't live up to expectation up north in the Championship with Burnley, his wife Vicky returning to the south coast without him, his mother being widowed and our Russian Comrade agreeing to match his salary he was receiving at Burnley were the only contributing factors that saw him return to Bournemouth. Marketing and money make the world go round, baby. Regards.
[quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season. With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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". All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Why did he leave for Burnley then? The facts that he didn't live up to expectation up north in the Championship with Burnley, his wife Vicky returning to the south coast without him, his mother being widowed and our Russian Comrade agreeing to match his salary he was receiving at Burnley were the only contributing factors that saw him return to Bournemouth. Marketing and money make the world go round, baby. Regards. Mike Oxbig

11:49pm Sat 7 Dec 13

ASM says...

well done eddie howe and the great support who went up there to back the team. I didn't see us getting anything from this one, but we got a massive result at a crucial time
well done eddie howe and the great support who went up there to back the team. I didn't see us getting anything from this one, but we got a massive result at a crucial time ASM

11:54pm Sat 7 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

stjxf12 wrote:
Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season.

With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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".
All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD
The fans have a right to give their opinion when the team is not doing well.
seems that Howe has been reading the comments here and changed his game plan.
[quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season. With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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". All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD[/p][/quote]The fans have a right to give their opinion when the team is not doing well. seems that Howe has been reading the comments here and changed his game plan. holdinkæft

7:22am Sun 8 Dec 13

susi.m says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season.

With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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".
All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD
Why did he leave for Burnley then? The facts that he didn't live up to expectation up north in the Championship with Burnley, his wife Vicky returning to the south coast without him, his mother being widowed and our Russian Comrade agreeing to match his salary he was receiving at Burnley were the only contributing factors that saw him return to Bournemouth. Marketing and money make the world go round, baby. Regards.
Main reason he left was Mitchell.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season. With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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". All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Why did he leave for Burnley then? The facts that he didn't live up to expectation up north in the Championship with Burnley, his wife Vicky returning to the south coast without him, his mother being widowed and our Russian Comrade agreeing to match his salary he was receiving at Burnley were the only contributing factors that saw him return to Bournemouth. Marketing and money make the world go round, baby. Regards.[/p][/quote]Main reason he left was Mitchell. susi.m

7:25am Sun 8 Dec 13

susi.m says...

holdinkæft wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season.

With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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".
All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD
The fans have a right to give their opinion when the team is not doing well.
seems that Howe has been reading the comments here and changed his game plan.
Fans are the ones who go to the games, have season tickets and go to as many away games as they can manage.
Not the ones who go only occasional and listen on the radio and then think they know it all and can make informed decisions. Watch all games and then look at the bigger picture.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season. With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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". All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD[/p][/quote]The fans have a right to give their opinion when the team is not doing well. seems that Howe has been reading the comments here and changed his game plan.[/p][/quote]Fans are the ones who go to the games, have season tickets and go to as many away games as they can manage. Not the ones who go only occasional and listen on the radio and then think they know it all and can make informed decisions. Watch all games and then look at the bigger picture. susi.m

8:08am Sun 8 Dec 13

babyduck says...

Fantastic performance from the team. The look on the faces of those Reading fans when we went two up - priceless. Kind of made up for that game 12 yrs ago. Chant of the day had to be when Reading fans sung "whose the w****r in the blue" - err you lot! :)))))

In Eddie we trust. Even if we did go down (not that I think we will) he is the man and all those who started questioning him need to have a reality check .

Onwards and upwards now. Some winnable games ahead.
Fantastic performance from the team. The look on the faces of those Reading fans when we went two up - priceless. Kind of made up for that game 12 yrs ago. Chant of the day had to be when Reading fans sung "whose the w****r in the blue" - err you lot! :))))) In Eddie we trust. Even if we did go down (not that I think we will) he is the man and all those who started questioning him need to have a reality check . Onwards and upwards now. Some winnable games ahead. babyduck

8:24am Sun 8 Dec 13

dc addict says...

Felt the pain up at QPR but just couldn't make it to Reading, so missed the pleasure. One of the lads in the pub said it was our best performance this season.
However, my views remain the same regarding the tall striker and defensive midfield strong man.
There will be many more ups and downs before May so let's enjoy the moment but not get carried away. These supposedly easier games coming up will be just as testing as the likes of Reading and QPR.
UTCIAD
Felt the pain up at QPR but just couldn't make it to Reading, so missed the pleasure. One of the lads in the pub said it was our best performance this season. However, my views remain the same regarding the tall striker and defensive midfield strong man. There will be many more ups and downs before May so let's enjoy the moment but not get carried away. These supposedly easier games coming up will be just as testing as the likes of Reading and QPR. UTCIAD dc addict

10:24am Sun 8 Dec 13

rayc says...

When you look at the table and the teams below Bournemouth you realise how hard a league it is. With the exception of Yeovil they are all well established teams such as Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday. Bournemouth will have done well to avoid relegation this season and are doing as well as can be expected. All talk of the Premier League is pie in the sky.
When you look at the table and the teams below Bournemouth you realise how hard a league it is. With the exception of Yeovil they are all well established teams such as Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday. Bournemouth will have done well to avoid relegation this season and are doing as well as can be expected. All talk of the Premier League is pie in the sky. rayc

10:58am Sun 8 Dec 13

afcbtintin says...

babyduck wrote:
Fantastic performance from the team. The look on the faces of those Reading fans when we went two up - priceless. Kind of made up for that game 12 yrs ago. Chant of the day had to be when Reading fans sung "whose the w****r in the blue" - err you lot! :)))))

In Eddie we trust. Even if we did go down (not that I think we will) he is the man and all those who started questioning him need to have a reality check .

Onwards and upwards now. Some winnable games ahead.
of all the great moments yesterday, that was the most unexpected.

Did they not have the sense to guess the reactive chant we would come up with ?

UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]babyduck[/bold] wrote: Fantastic performance from the team. The look on the faces of those Reading fans when we went two up - priceless. Kind of made up for that game 12 yrs ago. Chant of the day had to be when Reading fans sung "whose the w****r in the blue" - err you lot! :))))) In Eddie we trust. Even if we did go down (not that I think we will) he is the man and all those who started questioning him need to have a reality check . Onwards and upwards now. Some winnable games ahead.[/p][/quote]of all the great moments yesterday, that was the most unexpected. Did they not have the sense to guess the reactive chant we would come up with ? UTCIAD afcbtintin

11:23am Sun 8 Dec 13

Court Side says...

holdinkæft wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season.

With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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".
All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD
The fans have a right to give their opinion when the team is not doing well.
seems that Howe has been reading the comments here and changed his game plan.
Yeah, right! Eddie Howe reads the ill informed crap that you and others put on here and changes his team and tactics accordingly?!! Get over yourself.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season. With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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". All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD[/p][/quote]The fans have a right to give their opinion when the team is not doing well. seems that Howe has been reading the comments here and changed his game plan.[/p][/quote]Yeah, right! Eddie Howe reads the ill informed crap that you and others put on here and changes his team and tactics accordingly?!! Get over yourself. Court Side

11:54am Sun 8 Dec 13

Square Old Codger says...

susi.m wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
stjxf12 wrote: Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season. With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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". All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD
Why did he leave for Burnley then? The facts that he didn't live up to expectation up north in the Championship with Burnley, his wife Vicky returning to the south coast without him, his mother being widowed and our Russian Comrade agreeing to match his salary he was receiving at Burnley were the only contributing factors that saw him return to Bournemouth. Marketing and money make the world go round, baby. Regards.
Main reason he left was Mitchell.
Learning that the Board had made a decision to sell off the team he had built because of the mess they had created was the reason. Nor did he fail at Burnley he was rebuilding the Squad, after the forced sale of it's better players and it's the pl;ayers he brought in that are the cornerstone of their success. He also had compelling personal reasons for returning to this area. Demin too played a big part , he would never had come back if he hadn't known Mitchell was to go!. and that Demin had big plans for the Club.
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season. With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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". All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Why did he leave for Burnley then? The facts that he didn't live up to expectation up north in the Championship with Burnley, his wife Vicky returning to the south coast without him, his mother being widowed and our Russian Comrade agreeing to match his salary he was receiving at Burnley were the only contributing factors that saw him return to Bournemouth. Marketing and money make the world go round, baby. Regards.[/p][/quote]Main reason he left was Mitchell.[/p][/quote]Learning that the Board had made a decision to sell off the team he had built because of the mess they had created was the reason. Nor did he fail at Burnley he was rebuilding the Squad, after the forced sale of it's better players and it's the pl;ayers he brought in that are the cornerstone of their success. He also had compelling personal reasons for returning to this area. Demin too played a big part , he would never had come back if he hadn't known Mitchell was to go!. and that Demin had big plans for the Club. Square Old Codger

12:18pm Sun 8 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

I did a celebratory run through Haskins car park, yelling 'yesssssssss!!' at full time, scaring the hell out of someone loading up their car!!! Fantastic win against a team that have been a pain to us in years gone by! Lads were brilliant.
I did a celebratory run through Haskins car park, yelling 'yesssssssss!!' at full time, scaring the hell out of someone loading up their car!!! Fantastic win against a team that have been a pain to us in years gone by! Lads were brilliant. rednblack37

12:27pm Sun 8 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

rogthedodge123 wrote:
This victory against a top side had been coming after some close matches against other high flyers...........we must keep the faith because we are the real deal and even though the target is to stay in the championship....ther

e is no reason not to believe that we can nick a play off place ,again the away support was fantastic and the chants echoed across my bedroom,just brilliant fans.Eddie and the boys must be proud of you.
Don't get carried away!! We just take it one match at a time, get to 50 points asap and that should ensure survival, then go from there. I can guarantee Eddie won't be thinking any further ahead than the next match.
[quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: This victory against a top side had been coming after some close matches against other high flyers...........we must keep the faith because we are the real deal and even though the target is to stay in the championship....ther e is no reason not to believe that we can nick a play off place ,again the away support was fantastic and the chants echoed across my bedroom,just brilliant fans.Eddie and the boys must be proud of you.[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away!! We just take it one match at a time, get to 50 points asap and that should ensure survival, then go from there. I can guarantee Eddie won't be thinking any further ahead than the next match. rednblack37

12:40pm Sun 8 Dec 13

abc100 says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
susi.m wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
stjxf12 wrote: Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season. With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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". All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD
Why did he leave for Burnley then? The facts that he didn't live up to expectation up north in the Championship with Burnley, his wife Vicky returning to the south coast without him, his mother being widowed and our Russian Comrade agreeing to match his salary he was receiving at Burnley were the only contributing factors that saw him return to Bournemouth. Marketing and money make the world go round, baby. Regards.
Main reason he left was Mitchell.
Learning that the Board had made a decision to sell off the team he had built because of the mess they had created was the reason. Nor did he fail at Burnley he was rebuilding the Squad, after the forced sale of it's better players and it's the pl;ayers he brought in that are the cornerstone of their success. He also had compelling personal reasons for returning to this area. Demin too played a big part , he would never had come back if he hadn't known Mitchell was to go!. and that Demin had big plans for the Club.
I find it amazing the amount of people that know so much of what happens at our club, they all seem to be sat in on board meetings, contract negotiations, know all about the players and managements personal circumstances, staggering !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season. With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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". All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Why did he leave for Burnley then? The facts that he didn't live up to expectation up north in the Championship with Burnley, his wife Vicky returning to the south coast without him, his mother being widowed and our Russian Comrade agreeing to match his salary he was receiving at Burnley were the only contributing factors that saw him return to Bournemouth. Marketing and money make the world go round, baby. Regards.[/p][/quote]Main reason he left was Mitchell.[/p][/quote]Learning that the Board had made a decision to sell off the team he had built because of the mess they had created was the reason. Nor did he fail at Burnley he was rebuilding the Squad, after the forced sale of it's better players and it's the pl;ayers he brought in that are the cornerstone of their success. He also had compelling personal reasons for returning to this area. Demin too played a big part , he would never had come back if he hadn't known Mitchell was to go!. and that Demin had big plans for the Club.[/p][/quote]I find it amazing the amount of people that know so much of what happens at our club, they all seem to be sat in on board meetings, contract negotiations, know all about the players and managements personal circumstances, staggering !!!!! abc100

2:24pm Sun 8 Dec 13

RED on tour says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.
Weather forecast was for a depression with strong winds early in the week, well the depression is still with us only it now blows hot air. The met office named it Kime Gobix. Hope it will soon blow itself out.
Stunning result at Reading and well deserved. The future is bright, the future is Cherry.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.[/p][/quote]Weather forecast was for a depression with strong winds early in the week, well the depression is still with us only it now blows hot air. The met office named it Kime Gobix. Hope it will soon blow itself out. Stunning result at Reading and well deserved. The future is bright, the future is Cherry. RED on tour

2:29pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Fanfor45 says...

rednblack37 wrote:
rogthedodge123 wrote:
This victory against a top side had been coming after some close matches against other high flyers...........we must keep the faith because we are the real deal and even though the target is to stay in the championship....ther


e is no reason not to believe that we can nick a play off place ,again the away support was fantastic and the chants echoed across my bedroom,just brilliant fans.Eddie and the boys must be proud of you.
Don't get carried away!! We just take it one match at a time, get to 50 points asap and that should ensure survival, then go from there. I can guarantee Eddie won't be thinking any further ahead than the next match.
Rednblack37 I absolutely loved this. For someone who spontaneously tango’s through Haskins car-park shouting as he did at the final whistle because his/her? Team had just won a difficult game and then to say “Don’t get carried away” to another poster made my day. Fantastic!! Keep it up.
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: This victory against a top side had been coming after some close matches against other high flyers...........we must keep the faith because we are the real deal and even though the target is to stay in the championship....ther e is no reason not to believe that we can nick a play off place ,again the away support was fantastic and the chants echoed across my bedroom,just brilliant fans.Eddie and the boys must be proud of you.[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away!! We just take it one match at a time, get to 50 points asap and that should ensure survival, then go from there. I can guarantee Eddie won't be thinking any further ahead than the next match.[/p][/quote]Rednblack37 I absolutely loved this. For someone who spontaneously tango’s through Haskins car-park shouting as he did at the final whistle because his/her? Team had just won a difficult game and then to say “Don’t get carried away” to another poster made my day. Fantastic!! Keep it up. Fanfor45

3:30pm Sun 8 Dec 13

bobsworthforever says...

Rantie wil have to go out on loan I would suggest Pompey then if he scores 20 goals get him back Ritchie has outscored him already.Hoping for the Arsenal at home n the FA CUP
Rantie wil have to go out on loan I would suggest Pompey then if he scores 20 goals get him back Ritchie has outscored him already.Hoping for the Arsenal at home n the FA CUP bobsworthforever

4:23pm Sun 8 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

fleetwood or burton at home, not bad
fleetwood or burton at home, not bad holdinkæft

4:31pm Sun 8 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

susi.m wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season.

With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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".
All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD
The fans have a right to give their opinion when the team is not doing well.
seems that Howe has been reading the comments here and changed his game plan.
Fans are the ones who go to the games, have season tickets and go to as many away games as they can manage.
Not the ones who go only occasional and listen on the radio and then think they know it all and can make informed decisions. Watch all games and then look at the bigger picture.
according to Winston Churchill, "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject". By either description the fanatic displays very strict standards and little tolerance for contrary ideas or opinions.
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Manager Eddie Howe has cited the role the fans need to play during the course of the season. With the increased away following for the Cherries so far this season, manager Eddie Howe has appealed for the fans to maintain their unstinting support for the side, despite the difficult run experienced in recent weeks. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the vocal support at Loftus Road last Tuesday, and ahead of the massed ranks at the Madjeski, who witnessed a superb away win, Howe was quoted as saying: "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". All you negative posters read and comply.UTCIAD[/p][/quote]The fans have a right to give their opinion when the team is not doing well. seems that Howe has been reading the comments here and changed his game plan.[/p][/quote]Fans are the ones who go to the games, have season tickets and go to as many away games as they can manage. Not the ones who go only occasional and listen on the radio and then think they know it all and can make informed decisions. Watch all games and then look at the bigger picture.[/p][/quote]according to Winston Churchill, "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject". By either description the fanatic displays very strict standards and little tolerance for contrary ideas or opinions. holdinkæft

7:43pm Sun 8 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
rogthedodge123 wrote:
This victory against a top side had been coming after some close matches against other high flyers...........we must keep the faith because we are the real deal and even though the target is to stay in the championship....ther



e is no reason not to believe that we can nick a play off place ,again the away support was fantastic and the chants echoed across my bedroom,just brilliant fans.Eddie and the boys must be proud of you.
Don't get carried away!! We just take it one match at a time, get to 50 points asap and that should ensure survival, then go from there. I can guarantee Eddie won't be thinking any further ahead than the next match.
Rednblack37 I absolutely loved this. For someone who spontaneously tango’s through Haskins car-park shouting as he did at the final whistle because his/her? Team had just won a difficult game and then to say “Don’t get carried away” to another poster made my day. Fantastic!! Keep it up.
Spontaneous reaction to a great result! Then you wake up the next day and realise it's one result, a step closer to staying in this division and building on what Eddie has done. I don't get your point? Am I not allowed to celebrate but at the same time keep a sense of perspective? Does one result mean we should suddenly be expecting a play-off place? No of course it doesn't. If my comment made your day then you really need to get out more!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: This victory against a top side had been coming after some close matches against other high flyers...........we must keep the faith because we are the real deal and even though the target is to stay in the championship....ther e is no reason not to believe that we can nick a play off place ,again the away support was fantastic and the chants echoed across my bedroom,just brilliant fans.Eddie and the boys must be proud of you.[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away!! We just take it one match at a time, get to 50 points asap and that should ensure survival, then go from there. I can guarantee Eddie won't be thinking any further ahead than the next match.[/p][/quote]Rednblack37 I absolutely loved this. For someone who spontaneously tango’s through Haskins car-park shouting as he did at the final whistle because his/her? Team had just won a difficult game and then to say “Don’t get carried away” to another poster made my day. Fantastic!! Keep it up.[/p][/quote]Spontaneous reaction to a great result! Then you wake up the next day and realise it's one result, a step closer to staying in this division and building on what Eddie has done. I don't get your point? Am I not allowed to celebrate but at the same time keep a sense of perspective? Does one result mean we should suddenly be expecting a play-off place? No of course it doesn't. If my comment made your day then you really need to get out more!!!! rednblack37

7:54pm Sun 8 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Well done boys, so wished I could have been there! It's a good feeling to get a result like that! UTC
Well done boys, so wished I could have been there! It's a good feeling to get a result like that! UTC TedMacsCherryPants

7:55pm Sun 8 Dec 13

West moors 1 says...

abc100 wrote:
Just got back, what a fantastic team performance, they started the brighter without really looking like scoring but from 20 mins on we totally out played them, we should of scored a couple more in the second half, everyone really played their part but I thought Tommy Elphick was outstanding along with Lewis Grabbon who worked his socks off and never stopped putting pressure on their defenders. Feeling really proud of the boys tonight !!!
Exactly right. Also a big round of applause to the Bournemouth fans. We out sung the home fans with passion and humour! Well done to the team, let's hope we see the same professional performance next Saturday. Up the cherries!!
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: Just got back, what a fantastic team performance, they started the brighter without really looking like scoring but from 20 mins on we totally out played them, we should of scored a couple more in the second half, everyone really played their part but I thought Tommy Elphick was outstanding along with Lewis Grabbon who worked his socks off and never stopped putting pressure on their defenders. Feeling really proud of the boys tonight !!![/p][/quote]Exactly right. Also a big round of applause to the Bournemouth fans. We out sung the home fans with passion and humour! Well done to the team, let's hope we see the same professional performance next Saturday. Up the cherries!! West moors 1

7:56pm Sun 8 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^ P.S. My son in law is a Reading fan, he's till wiping away the tears LOL
^ P.S. My son in law is a Reading fan, he's till wiping away the tears LOL TedMacsCherryPants

8:11pm Sun 8 Dec 13

countrycherry says...

What a " grand day out " voice just coming back ! We didn't f**k about with balls across the back four and those long balls utilising Grabbon's pace and strength terrified what had been one of the best defences in the league. Bring on those Brummies !!!
What a " grand day out " voice just coming back ! We didn't f**k about with balls across the back four and those long balls utilising Grabbon's pace and strength terrified what had been one of the best defences in the league. Bring on those Brummies !!! countrycherry

8:39pm Sun 8 Dec 13

abc100 says...

I know we would of loved a big cup draw but I reckon what we have got is perfect for us, the games come round quickly at Xmas and new year so the cup game at home between tough away games at Brighton and Wigan will be good I believe, obviously we shouldn't take it lightly but the chance to give a few a rest and play a few fringe players will surely be good for us
I know we would of loved a big cup draw but I reckon what we have got is perfect for us, the games come round quickly at Xmas and new year so the cup game at home between tough away games at Brighton and Wigan will be good I believe, obviously we shouldn't take it lightly but the chance to give a few a rest and play a few fringe players will surely be good for us abc100

11:58pm Sun 8 Dec 13

afcb72 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.
Watching online QPR-Bournemouth, 3-0, on the last 5 minutes, all you could hear was "barmy army" and "red flag flying high".

2400 fans traveled to Reading BEFORE they knew we would have won, hoping to win of course, but probably being happy with a draw at best.

Did you travel and sing?
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.[/p][/quote]Watching online QPR-Bournemouth, 3-0, on the last 5 minutes, all you could hear was "barmy army" and "red flag flying high". 2400 fans traveled to Reading BEFORE they knew we would have won, hoping to win of course, but probably being happy with a draw at best. Did you travel and sing? afcb72

11:59pm Sun 8 Dec 13

afcb72 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.
Watching online QPR-Bournemouth, 3-0, in the last 5 minutes, all you could hear was "barmy army" and "red flag flying high".

2400 fans traveled to Reading BEFORE they knew we would have won, hoping to win of course, but probably being happy with a draw at best.

Did you travel and sing?

i despair
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Without a doubt our best performance of the season so far. An unexpected but welcome performance. If we consistently put in shifts like we did today, then we will sell out our home games and consolidate our position in this league. Seems like Ritchie is a team changer. Let's hope we can hold onto him in the January transfer window. Well done lads. Shame it took so nineteen games to warm up. It's easy to sing when we are winning, isn't it?Regards.[/p][/quote]Watching online QPR-Bournemouth, 3-0, in the last 5 minutes, all you could hear was "barmy army" and "red flag flying high". 2400 fans traveled to Reading BEFORE they knew we would have won, hoping to win of course, but probably being happy with a draw at best. Did you travel and sing? i despair afcb72

7:36am Mon 9 Dec 13

CC C-siders says...

Afcbives wrote:
Although reading played better we did well
They did for 20 mins or so, but then we out-played and out-thought them. Adkins must be gutted!!!
Frankly this could have been 3 or 4 -nil as they never really threatened, while Grabban's performance was 10/10. Surman, Pughy, Tommy outstanding as well.
Best performance of the season and last for the absolute professionalism.
Well done for changing things Eddie!
UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Afcbives[/bold] wrote: Although reading played better we did well[/p][/quote]They did for 20 mins or so, but then we out-played and out-thought them. Adkins must be gutted!!! Frankly this could have been 3 or 4 -nil as they never really threatened, while Grabban's performance was 10/10. Surman, Pughy, Tommy outstanding as well. Best performance of the season and last for the absolute professionalism. Well done for changing things Eddie! UTCIAD CC C-siders

7:58am Mon 9 Dec 13

NM Exile says...

After living and working in Reading for the last 15 years, it’s fantastic to be coming into work today with Mad Stad bragging rights for the first time! Was a bit strange singing ‘I want to go home, I want to go ho-ome, Reading’s a s***hole, I want to go home!’... ended up abstaining.
First 25 minutes had me pretty worried, but once we finally got the ball down and won the free-kick for the 1st, there was no looking back! The second half was as dominant a performance that I have seen for years... not a single poor performance from our boys! My mates from the Reading contingent, after slagging Adkin’s ‘1 up front at home’ tactics, all said just how good we looked and by far and away the best team to visit this season.
Looking forward to visiting my ‘real home’ this weekend and seeing the boys against Brum.
After living and working in Reading for the last 15 years, it’s fantastic to be coming into work today with Mad Stad bragging rights for the first time! Was a bit strange singing ‘I want to go home, I want to go ho-ome, Reading’s a s***hole, I want to go home!’... ended up abstaining. First 25 minutes had me pretty worried, but once we finally got the ball down and won the free-kick for the 1st, there was no looking back! The second half was as dominant a performance that I have seen for years... not a single poor performance from our boys! My mates from the Reading contingent, after slagging Adkin’s ‘1 up front at home’ tactics, all said just how good we looked and by far and away the best team to visit this season. Looking forward to visiting my ‘real home’ this weekend and seeing the boys against Brum. NM Exile

10:24am Mon 9 Dec 13

Fanfor45 says...

rednblack37 wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
rogthedodge123 wrote: This victory against a top side had been coming after some close matches against other high flyers...........we must keep the faith because we are the real deal and even though the target is to stay in the championship....ther e is no reason not to believe that we can nick a play off place ,again the away support was fantastic and the chants echoed across my bedroom,just brilliant fans.Eddie and the boys must be proud of you.
Don't get carried away!! We just take it one match at a time, get to 50 points asap and that should ensure survival, then go from there. I can guarantee Eddie won't be thinking any further ahead than the next match.
Rednblack37 I absolutely loved this. For someone who spontaneously tango’s through Haskins car-park shouting as he did at the final whistle because his/her? Team had just won a difficult game and then to say “Don’t get carried away” to another poster made my day. Fantastic!! Keep it up.
Spontaneous reaction to a great result! Then you wake up the next day and realise it's one result, a step closer to staying in this division and building on what Eddie has done. I don't get your point? Am I not allowed to celebrate but at the same time keep a sense of perspective? Does one result mean we should suddenly be expecting a play-off place? No of course it doesn't. If my comment made your day then you really need to get out more!!!!
Mmmm.... I enjoyed the humour of it but unfortunately you didn't see my comment that way. Never mind. Keep dancing anyway.
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: This victory against a top side had been coming after some close matches against other high flyers...........we must keep the faith because we are the real deal and even though the target is to stay in the championship....ther e is no reason not to believe that we can nick a play off place ,again the away support was fantastic and the chants echoed across my bedroom,just brilliant fans.Eddie and the boys must be proud of you.[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away!! We just take it one match at a time, get to 50 points asap and that should ensure survival, then go from there. I can guarantee Eddie won't be thinking any further ahead than the next match.[/p][/quote]Rednblack37 I absolutely loved this. For someone who spontaneously tango’s through Haskins car-park shouting as he did at the final whistle because his/her? Team had just won a difficult game and then to say “Don’t get carried away” to another poster made my day. Fantastic!! Keep it up.[/p][/quote]Spontaneous reaction to a great result! Then you wake up the next day and realise it's one result, a step closer to staying in this division and building on what Eddie has done. I don't get your point? Am I not allowed to celebrate but at the same time keep a sense of perspective? Does one result mean we should suddenly be expecting a play-off place? No of course it doesn't. If my comment made your day then you really need to get out more!!!![/p][/quote]Mmmm.... I enjoyed the humour of it but unfortunately you didn't see my comment that way. Never mind. Keep dancing anyway. Fanfor45

10:38am Mon 9 Dec 13

a real supporter says...

What a great away day. I am pleased to say I was there along with the other 2,337. There is nothing like winning away from home and watching the home fans crumble. What a joy to sing fire drill, Library, Jingle Bells and my new favourite your the W###ers in the blue (bit of a game changer that one as the goals came not long after). Thank you to the whole team, in all departments and especially to the real supporters. p.s. great stadium , easy parking stewards & staff brill nice touch the t shirts and playing afcb games on the tv's in the concourse.
What a great away day. I am pleased to say I was there along with the other 2,337. There is nothing like winning away from home and watching the home fans crumble. What a joy to sing fire drill, Library, Jingle Bells and my new favourite your the W###ers in the blue (bit of a game changer that one as the goals came not long after). Thank you to the whole team, in all departments and especially to the real supporters. p.s. great stadium , easy parking stewards & staff brill nice touch the t shirts and playing afcb games on the tv's in the concourse. a real supporter

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