AFC Bournemouth: Howe aiming to build momentum ahead of home FA Cup tie

Bournemouth Echo: CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe is focused on building strong league form ahead of hosting either Burton Albion or Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup third round.

Burton and Fleetwood, who drew 1-1 in yesterday's initial second round clash, are both currently in the League Two play-off zone and the winners of their replay will visit Dean Court on the weekend of January 4/5.

Manager Howe is hoping Cherries can kick on following their fine victory at Reading and build momentum during the Christmas and new year period.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “We are coming into a hectic period and we are determined to continue the form we showed at Reading.

“I thought our all-round performance was excellent and we will need to maintain those levels as we look to build on that result during what is always a busy and important spell around Christmas.

“Every team wants a home draw in the FA Cup so we are pleased with that and we are aiming to enjoy a good run in the competition. Burton and Fleetwood are both flying high in League Two and, as ever, we will need to prepare fully and thoroughly for the game.

“Before then, our focus will be firmly on our upcoming league games and we are aiming to pick up where we left off at Reading against Birmingham next Saturday.”

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5:10pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Talkingheadera says...

No excuses for not reaching the 4th round this time.
No excuses for not reaching the 4th round this time. Talkingheadera

6:30pm Sun 8 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
No excuses for not reaching the 4th round this time.
There will be, the fans will say the league is more important, a chance to play the reserves. but as we know the cup is a leveller.
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: No excuses for not reaching the 4th round this time.[/p][/quote]There will be, the fans will say the league is more important, a chance to play the reserves. but as we know the cup is a leveller. holdinkæft

6:33pm Sun 8 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Talkingheadera wrote:
No excuses for not reaching the 4th round this time.
There will be, the fans will say the league is more important, a chance to play the reserves. but as we know the cup is a leveller.
But what do i know, i dont travel to all our matches, thus not being a true supporter.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: No excuses for not reaching the 4th round this time.[/p][/quote]There will be, the fans will say the league is more important, a chance to play the reserves. but as we know the cup is a leveller.[/p][/quote]But what do i know, i dont travel to all our matches, thus not being a true supporter. holdinkæft

7:04pm Sun 8 Dec 13

BackOfTheNet says...

We weren't in the first two rounds, that makes us a big club.
Big clubs play their reserves in cup competitions.

Would be nice to welcome Burton Albion fans to Dean Court after the great day many of us had at their place. I'd be hoping to beat them anyway :)
We weren't in the first two rounds, that makes us a big club. Big clubs play their reserves in cup competitions. Would be nice to welcome Burton Albion fans to Dean Court after the great day many of us had at their place. I'd be hoping to beat them anyway :) BackOfTheNet

8:00pm Sun 8 Dec 13

West moors 1 says...

We need as good a run in the cup as we can get. It boosts revenues and our exposure and that's what we need if we are going to attract good players and more fans.
We need as good a run in the cup as we can get. It boosts revenues and our exposure and that's what we need if we are going to attract good players and more fans. West moors 1

8:52pm Sun 8 Dec 13

matt68 says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
We weren't in the first two rounds, that makes us a big club.
Big clubs play their reserves in cup competitions.

Would be nice to welcome Burton Albion fans to Dean Court after the great day many of us had at their place. I'd be hoping to beat them anyway :)
AL 37 OF THEM!
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: We weren't in the first two rounds, that makes us a big club. Big clubs play their reserves in cup competitions. Would be nice to welcome Burton Albion fans to Dean Court after the great day many of us had at their place. I'd be hoping to beat them anyway :)[/p][/quote]AL 37 OF THEM! matt68

9:02pm Sun 8 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
We weren't in the first two rounds, that makes us a big club.
Big clubs play their reserves in cup competitions.

Would be nice to welcome Burton Albion fans to Dean Court after the great day many of us had at their place. I'd be hoping to beat them anyway :)
Tottenham don't play their reserves in the Europa league, talking tosh, only Arsenal seem to change 10//11 players, We will probably make a few changes, but too many could work against us because it is still a potential banana skin. I think we have a long way to go to be called a big club!! By the way, we don't have a reserve team, we have a 'development squad'!
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: We weren't in the first two rounds, that makes us a big club. Big clubs play their reserves in cup competitions. Would be nice to welcome Burton Albion fans to Dean Court after the great day many of us had at their place. I'd be hoping to beat them anyway :)[/p][/quote]Tottenham don't play their reserves in the Europa league, talking tosh, only Arsenal seem to change 10//11 players, We will probably make a few changes, but too many could work against us because it is still a potential banana skin. I think we have a long way to go to be called a big club!! By the way, we don't have a reserve team, we have a 'development squad'! rednblack37

9:34pm Sun 8 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

rednblack37 wrote:
BackOfTheNet wrote:
We weren't in the first two rounds, that makes us a big club.
Big clubs play their reserves in cup competitions.

Would be nice to welcome Burton Albion fans to Dean Court after the great day many of us had at their place. I'd be hoping to beat them anyway :)
Tottenham don't play their reserves in the Europa league, talking tosh, only Arsenal seem to change 10//11 players, We will probably make a few changes, but too many could work against us because it is still a potential banana skin. I think we have a long way to go to be called a big club!! By the way, we don't have a reserve team, we have a 'development squad'!
Rubbish, its a reserve team, always has been. Players in thier 30s are not developing. Its like calling a dustman a refuse collecter. Im above 60 and i dont like changes but at least my pension is secure. for now.
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: We weren't in the first two rounds, that makes us a big club. Big clubs play their reserves in cup competitions. Would be nice to welcome Burton Albion fans to Dean Court after the great day many of us had at their place. I'd be hoping to beat them anyway :)[/p][/quote]Tottenham don't play their reserves in the Europa league, talking tosh, only Arsenal seem to change 10//11 players, We will probably make a few changes, but too many could work against us because it is still a potential banana skin. I think we have a long way to go to be called a big club!! By the way, we don't have a reserve team, we have a 'development squad'![/p][/quote]Rubbish, its a reserve team, always has been. Players in thier 30s are not developing. Its like calling a dustman a refuse collecter. Im above 60 and i dont like changes but at least my pension is secure. for now. holdinkæft

11:22pm Sun 8 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
BackOfTheNet wrote:
We weren't in the first two rounds, that makes us a big club.
Big clubs play their reserves in cup competitions.

Would be nice to welcome Burton Albion fans to Dean Court after the great day many of us had at their place. I'd be hoping to beat them anyway :)
Tottenham don't play their reserves in the Europa league, talking tosh, only Arsenal seem to change 10//11 players, We will probably make a few changes, but too many could work against us because it is still a potential banana skin. I think we have a long way to go to be called a big club!! By the way, we don't have a reserve team, we have a 'development squad'!
Rubbish, its a reserve team, always has been. Players in thier 30s are not developing. Its like calling a dustman a refuse collecter. Im above 60 and i dont like changes but at least my pension is secure. for now.
I was being sarcastic, I think the same as you! A gimmick by the FA.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: We weren't in the first two rounds, that makes us a big club. Big clubs play their reserves in cup competitions. Would be nice to welcome Burton Albion fans to Dean Court after the great day many of us had at their place. I'd be hoping to beat them anyway :)[/p][/quote]Tottenham don't play their reserves in the Europa league, talking tosh, only Arsenal seem to change 10//11 players, We will probably make a few changes, but too many could work against us because it is still a potential banana skin. I think we have a long way to go to be called a big club!! By the way, we don't have a reserve team, we have a 'development squad'![/p][/quote]Rubbish, its a reserve team, always has been. Players in thier 30s are not developing. Its like calling a dustman a refuse collecter. Im above 60 and i dont like changes but at least my pension is secure. for now.[/p][/quote]I was being sarcastic, I think the same as you! A gimmick by the FA. rednblack37

2:09pm Mon 9 Dec 13

bobsworthforever says...

What a pity only missed the Arsenal by I ball lets hope we get them next time. What good time to find a bit of form.Ive watched Boscombe for 50 years not every match Home and Away you understand don't remember them ever getting the Arsenal still looking forward to the match
What a pity only missed the Arsenal by I ball lets hope we get them next time. What good time to find a bit of form.Ive watched Boscombe for 50 years not every match Home and Away you understand don't remember them ever getting the Arsenal still looking forward to the match bobsworthforever

5:07pm Mon 9 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

bobsworthforever wrote:
What a pity only missed the Arsenal by I ball lets hope we get them next time. What good time to find a bit of form.Ive watched Boscombe for 50 years not every match Home and Away you understand don't remember them ever getting the Arsenal still looking forward to the match
And also missed Chelsea by 1 ball...
We played Arsenal at Highbury in the league cup back in the mid 80's.
[quote][p][bold]bobsworthforever[/bold] wrote: What a pity only missed the Arsenal by I ball lets hope we get them next time. What good time to find a bit of form.Ive watched Boscombe for 50 years not every match Home and Away you understand don't remember them ever getting the Arsenal still looking forward to the match[/p][/quote]And also missed Chelsea by 1 ball... We played Arsenal at Highbury in the league cup back in the mid 80's. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

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