Wadley's verdict: Reading 1 AFC Bournemouth 2

Bournemouth Echo: GOAL: Star man Lewis Grabban GOAL: Star man Lewis Grabban

WHERE would Cherries be without Eddie Howe? Not here, that’s for sure. Not in the Championship, not playing in front of 20,000 spectators and certainly not registering a victory of this magnitude.

From player to coach and centre of excellence chief to manager, Howe has never let Cherries down. And this will surely rank as one of his finest days.

Had Howe not been appointed in 2009, Cherries could quite conceivably have ended up in non-league and still been struggling to claw their way back.

Instead, rejuvenated during Howe’s second stint, they find themselves at arenas such as Madejski Stadium. As 2,338 jubilant away supporters would attest, they have probably never had it so good.

Even during this most difficult of runs, it was hard to be overly critical of a team which, looking at the bigger picture, is ahead of schedule following their dramatic rise through League One.

By their own standards, Cherries have invested heavily in on-field resources but among the parachute payments and big names of the Championship, they remain underdogs. That said, results matter and without a victory in seven attempts and on the back of just one win in 11, Cherries needed a positive one. They delivered it in style.

Regardless of the situation, form or men at his disposal, Howe does not change. The secret to his success has always been an ability to engender team spirit, get the maximum from his players, unite the fan-base and an attention to detail. Four ticks on Saturday.

He is arguably the brightest young English manager in the Football League and against a much-fancied Reading outfit which had previously been unbeaten on home turf, he showed precisely why.

Overseeing one of Cherries’ best displays at this level of football, following a treacherous run, Howe’s men were well organised at the back, composed in midfield and offered plenty of options in attack.

The Royals faded as Nigel Adkins’s fast-starting side were eventually frustrated, stifled and then blown away. Cherries were superb.

In recent weeks, they had performed reasonably well but had failed to show the necessary ruthlessness, in both boxes, required to get over the line in this unforgiving division.

But by the end of this memorable occasion, it was impossible to tell which club was in the play-off mix and which had arrived without a victory in more than two months.

In defence, Cherries were superbly led by captain Tommy Elphick who delivered his most inspired display of the season.

Eunan O’Kane, deployed as a deep-lying midfielder, was calm and controlled alongside the impressive Andrew Surman and indefatigable Harry Arter.

Matt Ritchie and Marc Pugh carried a threat on the flanks but it was up front where Lewis Grabban shone brightest. Pace, power and poise, Grabban was a revelation. As willing a runner as Frankel, he dragged the Royals backline all over the place and scored the opener before then supplying the assist for Ritchie.

Cherries will be all too aware of the need to ensure this is no flash in the pan going into a series of fixtures which, on paper, look far more appealing that the ones they have just encountered.

As their group of largely untested players continues to adapt, it would be unfair to expect this every week. But after the chastening early-season experie-nces of Watford and Huddersfield, Cherries have learned and they continue to improve.

They did not have it all their own way. They were forced to defend in an opening half an hour where Reading imposed themselves and attacked quickly with width. Bright, lively and dictating possession, the Royals piled forward briskly in support of Billy Sharp and only Surman’s goal-line clearance denied the striker a fifth-minute goal.

Cherries struggled to get on the ball as the hosts dominated but Elphick and Steve Cook stood firm at the heart of the defence and, as the half wore on, the visitors successfully began to take the sting out of Reading.

The alarm bells rang for the hosts when Charlie Daniels and Surman found themselves in promising positions but failed to get in shots. But with renewed intent and Grabban now causing a major headache, Cherries showed the clinical edge that Howe had long been calling for.

Danny Guthrie’s trip on O’Kane presented an opportunity for Daniels to deliver a free-kick and after the despairing dive of keeper Alex McCarthy had denied the high-rising Cook at close range, Grabban seized on the loose ball to rifle home.

Reading conceded again just minutes later. It was no surprise to see Grabban at the heart of it as he stormed down the left and waited for support to arrive. His rolled pass was cleverly dummied by Surman for Ritchie, who had time to steady himself and drill low past McCarthy from 18 yards with his less favoured right foot.

Reading briefly raised the tempo after the break but Cherries looked comfortable and created the better opportunities.

In truth, they should have been out of sight as Pugh dragged wide following Arter’s beautiful reverse pass before the Lancastrian evoked painful memories of Paul Gascoigne in Euro 96 as he agonisingly failed to convert a Grabban cross-shot.

Substitutes Royston Drenthe and Adam Le Fondre set up a nervy finale when the latter converted the loose ball following Drenthe’s deflected drive. But there was to be no heartbreak for the vocal travelling contingent on their ‘big day out’ as the home faithful had mockingly labelled it.

Targeted with chants of ‘You’ve always been...rubbish’ (or an unprintable word to that effect), Cherries enjoyed the last laugh.

On Saturday, they were anything but.

 

STAR MAN - LEWIS GRABBAN

Kaspars Gorkss, look away now.

The Reading centre-half was given a torrid time. In fact, the entire Royals defence simply could not live with the all-round game of rampant Grabban.

His pace, power and directness proved a constant menace as he delivered the perfect striking display. Grabban’s work-rate was exceptional as he led the line on his own and when ruthlessness and quality were needed, he provided both with a goal and an assist. 

On a day when every Cherries player stood tall, Tommy Elphick was a rock. The captain looked back to his best with an inspirational performance.

The effervescent Eunan O’Kane was the pick of a composed and energetic Cherries midfield.

 

MATCH STATS AND MERIT MARKS

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 7; Francis 7.5, Elphick 8.5, Cook 8, Daniels 7.5; O’Kane 8.5 (MacDonald, 90); Ritchie 8 (Fraser, 76), Surman 8, Arter 7.5, Pugh 8; Grabban 9* (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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9:54pm Sun 8 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Ian Wadley you are a pratt.
To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place.
But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief,
Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e holdinkæft

9:55pm Sun 8 Dec 13

bsjc1234 says...

I don't know, we sign ranti and it all goes pear shaped, keep him off the field and we win, connection or no connection we'll done and here we go UTC
I don't know, we sign ranti and it all goes pear shaped, keep him off the field and we win, connection or no connection we'll done and here we go UTC bsjc1234

10:01pm Sun 8 Dec 13

stjxf12 says...

Great review of a great win .Still grinning from ear to ear UTCIAD Reading fans were soo cocky but left soo early .2-1 on our big day out.
Great review of a great win .Still grinning from ear to ear UTCIAD Reading fans were soo cocky but left soo early .2-1 on our big day out. stjxf12

10:44pm Sun 8 Dec 13

stjxf12 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Ian Wadley you are a pratt.
To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place.
But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief,
Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
easier games coming up .????No game is easy in this league look at the recent results, Yeovil beating Watford etc etc just enjoy the ride 4 years ago we were nearly out of the football league. Eddie Howe has rejuvenated this club from out of the doldrums .Glass half full and you could manage this lot from the café LOL and have the audacity to call this reporter a Pratt ..Did you go to Reading ?????
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e[/p][/quote]easier games coming up .????No game is easy in this league look at the recent results, Yeovil beating Watford etc etc just enjoy the ride 4 years ago we were nearly out of the football league. Eddie Howe has rejuvenated this club from out of the doldrums .Glass half full and you could manage this lot from the café LOL and have the audacity to call this reporter a Pratt ..Did you go to Reading ????? stjxf12

11:10pm Sun 8 Dec 13

ASM says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Ian Wadley you are a pratt.
To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place.
But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief,
Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
were you not in Bournemouth when we had a transfer embargo and Howe saved us from going out of the football league and got us promoted to league 1 without spending any money????. We were heading for the championship when he left for Burnley too. When he came back we were possibly going back down to league 2 and he turned it around and got us promoted in half a season. Staying up would be great this season and I enjoy watching the great football we play and the cracking atmosphere at the club with howe in charge.
You obviously don't go to the matches, so i shouldn't waste time replying to your nonsense/wind up post
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e[/p][/quote]were you not in Bournemouth when we had a transfer embargo and Howe saved us from going out of the football league and got us promoted to league 1 without spending any money????. We were heading for the championship when he left for Burnley too. When he came back we were possibly going back down to league 2 and he turned it around and got us promoted in half a season. Staying up would be great this season and I enjoy watching the great football we play and the cracking atmosphere at the club with howe in charge. You obviously don't go to the matches, so i shouldn't waste time replying to your nonsense/wind up post ASM

12:34am Mon 9 Dec 13

c0ckbeard says...

Holdikaeft, you're making a mug of yourself, and the gall to call Ian the idiot, admittedly he means Italia '90 not Euro '96, but beyond that he's bang on. We owe Eddie, he's localthat means so much, he was in the South End all those years ago when we were. That desire, that affinity is what pulls these players together, let alone the hours spent working on how we'll play each game. I was a couple of years below him at junior cherries, and it's now 20-odd years later I really see why he made it and I didn't. It's a fantastic ride and I'm enjoying it
Holdikaeft, you're making a mug of yourself, and the gall to call Ian the idiot, admittedly he means Italia '90 not Euro '96, but beyond that he's bang on. We owe Eddie, he's localthat means so much, he was in the South End all those years ago when we were. That desire, that affinity is what pulls these players together, let alone the hours spent working on how we'll play each game. I was a couple of years below him at junior cherries, and it's now 20-odd years later I really see why he made it and I didn't. It's a fantastic ride and I'm enjoying it c0ckbeard

1:04am Mon 9 Dec 13

YafcbY says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Ian Wadley you are a pratt.
To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place.
But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief,
Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
From a cafe? Why are you not our manager then?
Obviously we are to small a club for you, perhaps you should have applied for the Fulham job?
It's a tragic shame our club has relegated your entire football career, to posting messages on a daily echo comments board. AFC Bournemouth, Denim, Eddie Howe, all the supporters have shown you such disrespect it's quite sorrowful!!!
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e[/p][/quote]From a cafe? Why are you not our manager then? Obviously we are to small a club for you, perhaps you should have applied for the Fulham job? It's a tragic shame our club has relegated your entire football career, to posting messages on a daily echo comments board. AFC Bournemouth, Denim, Eddie Howe, all the supporters have shown you such disrespect it's quite sorrowful!!! YafcbY

6:34am Mon 9 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

Excellent piece Ian!! We'd not be in the Conference had Eddie not saved us, we'd probably not exist, at least not under the name we are now.
I've been saying for weeks now, how we're very close to being a really good side. But to achieve that, we needed to fire on all cylinders, and Saturday it seems we did. Now hopefully the team can go from strength to strength. Another easy game coming up against Brum... NOT!! No easy games in this league... Lovin it UTCIAD
Excellent piece Ian!! We'd not be in the Conference had Eddie not saved us, we'd probably not exist, at least not under the name we are now. I've been saying for weeks now, how we're very close to being a really good side. But to achieve that, we needed to fire on all cylinders, and Saturday it seems we did. Now hopefully the team can go from strength to strength. Another easy game coming up against Brum... NOT!! No easy games in this league... Lovin it UTCIAD Afcbpete

6:38am Mon 9 Dec 13

pokesdown1 says...

Is this the only country that pays millions to teams that are crap and finish in the bottom three?
Is this the only country that pays millions to teams that are crap and finish in the bottom three? pokesdown1

7:27am Mon 9 Dec 13

CC C-siders says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Ian Wadley you are a pratt.
To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place.
But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief,
Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
What an idiotic comment.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e[/p][/quote]What an idiotic comment. CC C-siders

7:36am Mon 9 Dec 13

Mike Oxbig says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Ian Wadley you are a pratt.
To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place.
But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief,
Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
Wise words.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e[/p][/quote]Wise words. Mike Oxbig

8:29am Mon 9 Dec 13

susi.m says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Ian Wadley you are a pratt.
To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place.
But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief,
Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
Do you enjoy looking inane and lacking in intelligence on the internet?
You obviously have been with us through the dark days of sitting at Dean Court through the long cold winters of struggling with point deductions You glory seekers who have jumped on board now are starting to annoy me with your lack of knowledge and uneducated comments.
Or are you just a troll - trying to wind up the knowledgeable and intelligent supporters?
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e[/p][/quote]Do you enjoy looking inane and lacking in intelligence on the internet? You obviously have been with us through the dark days of sitting at Dean Court through the long cold winters of struggling with point deductions You glory seekers who have jumped on board now are starting to annoy me with your lack of knowledge and uneducated comments. Or are you just a troll - trying to wind up the knowledgeable and intelligent supporters? susi.m

8:52am Mon 9 Dec 13

NM Exile says...

c0ckbeard wrote:
Holdikaeft, you're making a mug of yourself, and the gall to call Ian the idiot, admittedly he means Italia '90 not Euro '96, but beyond that he's bang on. We owe Eddie, he's localthat means so much, he was in the South End all those years ago when we were. That desire, that affinity is what pulls these players together, let alone the hours spent working on how we'll play each game. I was a couple of years below him at junior cherries, and it's now 20-odd years later I really see why he made it and I didn't. It's a fantastic ride and I'm enjoying it
sorry c0ckbeard... fairly certain he’s referring to Gazza sliding at the far post in the Euro 96 semi! Grey kits and all! Totally agree with the rest of your point.
[quote][p][bold]c0ckbeard[/bold] wrote: Holdikaeft, you're making a mug of yourself, and the gall to call Ian the idiot, admittedly he means Italia '90 not Euro '96, but beyond that he's bang on. We owe Eddie, he's localthat means so much, he was in the South End all those years ago when we were. That desire, that affinity is what pulls these players together, let alone the hours spent working on how we'll play each game. I was a couple of years below him at junior cherries, and it's now 20-odd years later I really see why he made it and I didn't. It's a fantastic ride and I'm enjoying it[/p][/quote]sorry c0ckbeard... fairly certain he’s referring to Gazza sliding at the far post in the Euro 96 semi! Grey kits and all! Totally agree with the rest of your point. NM Exile

8:54am Mon 9 Dec 13

Solentcherry says...

Loved the post match group huddle. Job done, teamwork done.
Keep that spirit . Well done to Eddie and all. COYC.
Loved the post match group huddle. Job done, teamwork done. Keep that spirit . Well done to Eddie and all. COYC. Solentcherry

9:08am Mon 9 Dec 13

Les_Mahagow says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
holdinkæft wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
Wise words.
Someone obviously upset you when you were a child, as you appear to HAVE to slag off anyone or anything, The Cherries win superbly so they are off the agenda, I know I will have a go at the Echo reporter.

GROW UP NUMPTY
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e[/p][/quote]Wise words.[/p][/quote]Someone obviously upset you when you were a child, as you appear to HAVE to slag off anyone or anything, The Cherries win superbly so they are off the agenda, I know I will have a go at the Echo reporter. GROW UP NUMPTY Les_Mahagow

9:32am Mon 9 Dec 13

raynad says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
Ian Wadley you are a pratt.
To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place.
But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief,
Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
Wise words.
Get a room.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e[/p][/quote]Wise words.[/p][/quote]Get a room. raynad

10:11am Mon 9 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Ian Wadley you are a pratt.
To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place.
But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief,
Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
I can only assume that you are someway connected to either of Dumb & Dumber (groves & brooks). Your barbed insults to Eddie Howe carry no credability at all. I never heard any chants yesterday calling for his head. As a self confessed ex- scummer, could i recommend the southern daily echo for you to spout your dross. You will at least be amongst like minded fools.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e[/p][/quote]I can only assume that you are someway connected to either of Dumb & Dumber (groves & brooks). Your barbed insults to Eddie Howe carry no credability at all. I never heard any chants yesterday calling for his head. As a self confessed ex- scummer, could i recommend the southern daily echo for you to spout your dross. You will at least be amongst like minded fools. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

10:14am Mon 9 Dec 13

harrythered says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Ian Wadley you are a pratt.
To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place.
But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief,
Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
Quite possibly the most brain dead post I have ever read, and that's really saying something considering the rubbish often written on here.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e[/p][/quote]Quite possibly the most brain dead post I have ever read, and that's really saying something considering the rubbish often written on here. harrythered

2:34pm Mon 9 Dec 13

susi.m says...

Solentcherry wrote:
Loved the post match group huddle. Job done, teamwork done.
Keep that spirit . Well done to Eddie and all. COYC.
Yes I loved the huddle too.
[quote][p][bold]Solentcherry[/bold] wrote: Loved the post match group huddle. Job done, teamwork done. Keep that spirit . Well done to Eddie and all. COYC.[/p][/quote]Yes I loved the huddle too. susi.m

3:36pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Talkingheadera says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
Ian Wadley you are a pratt.
To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place.
But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief,
Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e
Wise words.
Wise words?
You have to be a scummer.
No one else is that brain dead.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Ian Wadley you are a pratt. To answer your question, we would more or likely be in the same place. But where would we be without Denim? you should ask. get the blinkers off and look at the players we have. I could manage this lot sitting in the cafe, no not pub. Interesting to see where he will take us. It took him 11 matches to change his game plan. After saturdays result a lot of fans sighed relief, Another match next week thou, easier games coming up. lets hope we can prove one result wasnt fluk.e[/p][/quote]Wise words.[/p][/quote]Wise words? You have to be a scummer. No one else is that brain dead. Talkingheadera

6:38pm Mon 9 Dec 13

lockandload says...

Grabban looked pure Championship at Reading. Surprise was Surman, he saved l that had got past Camp and played well during the whole game. He must deserve to start on Saturday as well as Richie and Frazer.
Francis is a worry and is struggling at this level and sadly Pitman is league1
Grabban looked pure Championship at Reading. Surprise was Surman, he saved l that had got past Camp and played well during the whole game. He must deserve to start on Saturday as well as Richie and Frazer. Francis is a worry and is struggling at this level and sadly Pitman is league1 lockandload

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