AFC Bournemouth: Mostyn confident in players over match-fixing 'temptation'

Bournemouth Echo: CHERRIES CHAIRMAN: Jeff Mostyn CHERRIES CHAIRMAN: Jeff Mostyn

CHAIRMAN Jeff Mostyn said he had “every confidence” the Cherries playing staff would be “beyond reproach” to the temptation to fix matches.

His comments came in the wake of six men being arrested over fixing allegations following an undercover investigation by the Sun newspaper.

Ex-Portsmouth player Sam Sodje told a reporter he could arrange yellow and red cards in exchange for cash and was filmed saying he had deliberately been sent off for a payment of £70,000.

Blackburn striker DJ Campbell was one of five footballers implicated along with Oldham’s Cristiano Montano, Tranmere’s Ian Goodison, Sodje and his brother Akpo, who also plays for Tranmere.

The allegations are being investigated by the National Crime Agency, while the gov-ernment’s culture secretary Maria Miller yesterday met with leaders from football, cricket, horse racing, rugby league and rugby union.

Asked by the Daily Echo whether he felt Cherries were clean, Mostyn replied: “I have every confidence that our players are beyond reproach when it comes to how they play and perceive the game and they know what is right and wrong. They have the education and we talk about it in the community. It would be wrong to think that what we teach in the community we are not teaching to our own players whether it is the latest new recruit or a member of the first-team squad.

“We have an education programme and the FA has an integrity unit. It is not as if this has come out of the blue and I have every confidence all our players are aware of the pitfalls and how this brings the whole game into disrepute. Like any sport, without integrity, it does not exist.”

Mostyn, who is also an FA council member, added: “The FA’s general secretary insisted match-fixing was not wide-spread but, like all of us, has warned against complacency and I think that is our stance as a club.

“Match-fixing in any sport will not be tolerated. In my opinion, it is like taking drugs because you are trying to gain an advantage. When you take drugs, you are trying to gain a personal advantage and, when you take bribes, you are presenting an advantage to your opponent at the expense of your team-mates. I have no doubt there will be some regulatory discussion on what the penalties should be.

“FIFPro, a global form of the PFA, has said footballers are the victims of match-fixing not the initiators and that the players are at the bottom of the chain. The federations and clubs have a duty of care to protect the players from temp-tation. Players don’t advertise themselves but people are getting to them, especially at a young age. Players must be educated that, from time to time, there may be opportun-ists out there who would seek to gain a financial advantage by encouraging them to do something they shouldn’t.”

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7:09am Wed 11 Dec 13

Solentcherry says...

Some very questionable decisions recently ,and over the last few years , involving referees!. I think that they should be included in any enquiry or investigation.
After all, they earn far less than footballers, and therefore the temptation could be greater.?
Some very questionable decisions recently ,and over the last few years , involving referees!. I think that they should be included in any enquiry or investigation. After all, they earn far less than footballers, and therefore the temptation could be greater.? Solentcherry

7:24am Wed 11 Dec 13

mark.s says...

And they have a much, much greater scope to influence matches SolentCherry.

It's all a very murky worrying business
And they have a much, much greater scope to influence matches SolentCherry. It's all a very murky worrying business mark.s

9:25am Wed 11 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

It never stops to amaze me what the 'love of money' does to people. (There by the grace of God go I) The temptation, in what has now become all so very grey areas in most professions, is so tangible especially when there is the perception that those at the top of the pyramid can do as they like, abuse powers etc. However when it is all boiled down no matter what we do we will have to account for for our actions.

On a more positive note the Carol Concert at the football ground was fantastic last evening some great singing and a wonderful account of Christianity by Linvoy Primus. If you weren't there last night I hope that you will come to next year's event.

Looking forward to Saturday

PS
My wife now knows where I spend some Saturday afternoons shouting for our lads I may still have time to convert her and make her come to one of the games!!!
It never stops to amaze me what the 'love of money' does to people. (There by the grace of God go I) The temptation, in what has now become all so very grey areas in most professions, is so tangible especially when there is the perception that those at the top of the pyramid can do as they like, abuse powers etc. However when it is all boiled down no matter what we do we will have to account for for our actions. On a more positive note the Carol Concert at the football ground was fantastic last evening some great singing and a wonderful account of Christianity by Linvoy Primus. If you weren't there last night I hope that you will come to next year's event. Looking forward to Saturday PS My wife now knows where I spend some Saturday afternoons shouting for our lads I may still have time to convert her and make her come to one of the games!!! nonnogeppetto

9:38am Wed 11 Dec 13

cereza hincha says...

To believe the bottom-feeders haven't latched on to football at some level is, imo, naive. They exist in all walks of life BUT those accused have not been found guilty and deserve open and fair treatment. The issue for me will come when, and if, they are found guilty.It's time to forget all the poltically correct outcomes, man up and impose penalties which fit the crime.and by themselves should terrify those others considering a dive to the bottom.
To believe the bottom-feeders haven't latched on to football at some level is, imo, naive. They exist in all walks of life BUT those accused have not been found guilty and deserve open and fair treatment. The issue for me will come when, and if, they are found guilty.It's time to forget all the poltically correct outcomes, man up and impose penalties which fit the crime.and by themselves should terrify those others considering a dive to the bottom. cereza hincha

9:46am Wed 11 Dec 13

Fanfor45 says...

Of course match-fixing needs to be rooted out and put right at all levels, however, a wider view of "cheating" needs to be taken. Those players, self righteous enough to say that diving,shirt pulling, feigning injury to get someone sent off and pressurising referees in the "Roy Keane" style, should hold their tongues before sounding off about the "evil" of this latest bad influence. The F.A. are closing their eyes to the cheating that goes on every minute of every game in the country and have allowed the listed evils above to become an every day tolerated part of the game. That's where they should start. Fix the game before the "game-fixing".
Of course match-fixing needs to be rooted out and put right at all levels, however, a wider view of "cheating" needs to be taken. Those players, self righteous enough to say that diving,shirt pulling, feigning injury to get someone sent off and pressurising referees in the "Roy Keane" style, should hold their tongues before sounding off about the "evil" of this latest bad influence. The F.A. are closing their eyes to the cheating that goes on every minute of every game in the country and have allowed the listed evils above to become an every day tolerated part of the game. That's where they should start. Fix the game before the "game-fixing". Fanfor45

10:05am Wed 11 Dec 13

Local fan says...

I have every confidence in Jeff.
I have every confidence in Jeff. Local fan

10:16am Wed 11 Dec 13

High Treason says...

Not such a beautiful game after all.
Not such a beautiful game after all. High Treason

10:23am Wed 11 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

High Treason wrote:
Not such a beautiful game after all.
No point in blaming the game! The game is fine it is man's greed which brings it into disrepute.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Not such a beautiful game after all.[/p][/quote]No point in blaming the game! The game is fine it is man's greed which brings it into disrepute. nonnogeppetto

10:50am Wed 11 Dec 13

Square Old Codger says...

This has happened because the "bookies" accept bets on incidental incidents and greed, Limit bets to results and it would take a lot of the steam out of it. On another subject Eddie admitted on Solent this morning that, subject to budget considerations, he was looking to strengthen the team in January. What do you think is needed, a big strong striker, a ball winning midfielder who can add a physical presence or ?????
This has happened because the "bookies" accept bets on incidental incidents and greed, Limit bets to results and it would take a lot of the steam out of it. On another subject Eddie admitted on Solent this morning that, subject to budget considerations, he was looking to strengthen the team in January. What do you think is needed, a big strong striker, a ball winning midfielder who can add a physical presence or ????? Square Old Codger

11:01am Wed 11 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
This has happened because the "bookies" accept bets on incidental incidents and greed, Limit bets to results and it would take a lot of the steam out of it. On another subject Eddie admitted on Solent this morning that, subject to budget considerations, he was looking to strengthen the team in January. What do you think is needed, a big strong striker, a ball winning midfielder who can add a physical presence or ?????
If guaranteed success ensued I would say either the problem is that very rarely does a new recruit start to perform as soon as he joins us, in some cases it can take the rest of the season before they gel in. However that is no reason for not recruiting.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: This has happened because the "bookies" accept bets on incidental incidents and greed, Limit bets to results and it would take a lot of the steam out of it. On another subject Eddie admitted on Solent this morning that, subject to budget considerations, he was looking to strengthen the team in January. What do you think is needed, a big strong striker, a ball winning midfielder who can add a physical presence or ?????[/p][/quote]If guaranteed success ensued I would say either the problem is that very rarely does a new recruit start to perform as soon as he joins us, in some cases it can take the rest of the season before they gel in. However that is no reason for not recruiting. nonnogeppetto

11:12am Wed 11 Dec 13

High Treason says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
High Treason wrote:
Not such a beautiful game after all.
No point in blaming the game! The game is fine it is man's greed which brings it into disrepute.
Exactly. Greed right from the top down through the players on ridiculous wages.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Not such a beautiful game after all.[/p][/quote]No point in blaming the game! The game is fine it is man's greed which brings it into disrepute.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Greed right from the top down through the players on ridiculous wages. High Treason

11:28am Wed 11 Dec 13

smhinto says...

I believe some form of physical presence is required up front to give something additional for opposing defenders to think about and give our wide players something to hit. This would not mean that we would have a total change of approach to our game, but certainly, we need another option or a plan B if our current game plan fails and more often than not, it has done. The win at Reading was most welcome, but that does not mean to say our problems have been solved.
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At the moment the oppostion are getting us into their back pockets early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We need an option to change things during the course of the game if need be. At the moment we have limited options except to bring on like for like players without changing the system.
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Additionally, we need a ball winning, break up play midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms and maybe a loan centre half to cover Elliot Ward's absence. If either Cook or Elphick get injured we will be up s..t street at the back.
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Let's all hope for a postive result on Saturday.
I believe some form of physical presence is required up front to give something additional for opposing defenders to think about and give our wide players something to hit. This would not mean that we would have a total change of approach to our game, but certainly, we need another option or a plan B if our current game plan fails and more often than not, it has done. The win at Reading was most welcome, but that does not mean to say our problems have been solved. . At the moment the oppostion are getting us into their back pockets early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We need an option to change things during the course of the game if need be. At the moment we have limited options except to bring on like for like players without changing the system. . Additionally, we need a ball winning, break up play midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms and maybe a loan centre half to cover Elliot Ward's absence. If either Cook or Elphick get injured we will be up s..t street at the back. . Let's all hope for a postive result on Saturday. smhinto

3:38pm Wed 11 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
This has happened because the "bookies" accept bets on incidental incidents and greed, Limit bets to results and it would take a lot of the steam out of it. On another subject Eddie admitted on Solent this morning that, subject to budget considerations, he was looking to strengthen the team in January. What do you think is needed, a big strong striker, a ball winning midfielder who can add a physical presence or ?????
Sell 15 of them and buy 6. Names like Pugh. Pitman, Francis, Daniels, Flahaven.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: This has happened because the "bookies" accept bets on incidental incidents and greed, Limit bets to results and it would take a lot of the steam out of it. On another subject Eddie admitted on Solent this morning that, subject to budget considerations, he was looking to strengthen the team in January. What do you think is needed, a big strong striker, a ball winning midfielder who can add a physical presence or ?????[/p][/quote]Sell 15 of them and buy 6. Names like Pugh. Pitman, Francis, Daniels, Flahaven. holdinkæft

4:13pm Wed 11 Dec 13

bournered26 says...

smhinto wrote:
I believe some form of physical presence is required up front to give something additional for opposing defenders to think about and give our wide players something to hit. This would not mean that we would have a total change of approach to our game, but certainly, we need another option or a plan B if our current game plan fails and more often than not, it has done. The win at Reading was most welcome, but that does not mean to say our problems have been solved.
.
At the moment the oppostion are getting us into their back pockets early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We need an option to change things during the course of the game if need be. At the moment we have limited options except to bring on like for like players without changing the system.
.
Additionally, we need a ball winning, break up play midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms and maybe a loan centre half to cover Elliot Ward's absence. If either Cook or Elphick get injured we will be up s..t street at the back.
.
Let's all hope for a postive result on Saturday.
You wrote the same crap last week.....You really need to get over yourself and stop posting your hopes and beliefs every 5 minutes....When you actually watch some Cherries games come back and tell us what you think and believe !!!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe some form of physical presence is required up front to give something additional for opposing defenders to think about and give our wide players something to hit. This would not mean that we would have a total change of approach to our game, but certainly, we need another option or a plan B if our current game plan fails and more often than not, it has done. The win at Reading was most welcome, but that does not mean to say our problems have been solved. . At the moment the oppostion are getting us into their back pockets early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We need an option to change things during the course of the game if need be. At the moment we have limited options except to bring on like for like players without changing the system. . Additionally, we need a ball winning, break up play midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms and maybe a loan centre half to cover Elliot Ward's absence. If either Cook or Elphick get injured we will be up s..t street at the back. . Let's all hope for a postive result on Saturday.[/p][/quote]You wrote the same crap last week.....You really need to get over yourself and stop posting your hopes and beliefs every 5 minutes....When you actually watch some Cherries games come back and tell us what you think and believe !!!! bournered26

4:14pm Wed 11 Dec 13

canfordcherry says...

Solentcherry wrote:
Some very questionable decisions recently ,and over the last few years , involving referees!. I think that they should be included in any enquiry or investigation.
After all, they earn far less than footballers, and therefore the temptation could be greater.?
I feel I must defend my brothers in black! They wouldn't, would they?
Being serious though I would think there are even some refs who would fall for the lure of cash without realising their every move can be scrutinised by the tv cameras. The reports several years ago of 'expensive gifts' being left in the changing room for them in European matches which would disappear post match if the result wasn't favourable for the home club comes to mind. The refs in question then denied taking any 'gifts' no matter what the score was, but how many accepted unofficially I wonder? The money allegedly on offer now must be tempting!
[quote][p][bold]Solentcherry[/bold] wrote: Some very questionable decisions recently ,and over the last few years , involving referees!. I think that they should be included in any enquiry or investigation. After all, they earn far less than footballers, and therefore the temptation could be greater.?[/p][/quote]I feel I must defend my brothers in black! They wouldn't, would they? Being serious though I would think there are even some refs who would fall for the lure of cash without realising their every move can be scrutinised by the tv cameras. The reports several years ago of 'expensive gifts' being left in the changing room for them in European matches which would disappear post match if the result wasn't favourable for the home club comes to mind. The refs in question then denied taking any 'gifts' no matter what the score was, but how many accepted unofficially I wonder? The money allegedly on offer now must be tempting! canfordcherry

5:15pm Wed 11 Dec 13

cherriesfan says...

smhinto wrote blah di blah di blah, how can he make observations such as "the opposition has us in their back pockets" when he never attends games. Does he go on solent radio commentary, no he is scouting at such far off places as Rotheram when we are playing. So perhaps he can tell us where he gets his fantastic insight as to how the Cherries are play ing and how Eddie has obviously got his team playing the wrong kind of footaball. All the very best goalscorers have been of average height, Suarez, Aguero, Michael Owen, and the best of all Jimmy Greaves so why do we need this "big man" up front?
smhinto wrote blah di blah di blah, how can he make observations such as "the opposition has us in their back pockets" when he never attends games. Does he go on solent radio commentary, no he is scouting at such far off places as Rotheram when we are playing. So perhaps he can tell us where he gets his fantastic insight as to how the Cherries are play ing and how Eddie has obviously got his team playing the wrong kind of footaball. All the very best goalscorers have been of average height, Suarez, Aguero, Michael Owen, and the best of all Jimmy Greaves so why do we need this "big man" up front? cherriesfan

5:46pm Wed 11 Dec 13

smhinto says...

bournered26 wrote:
smhinto wrote:
I believe some form of physical presence is required up front to give something additional for opposing defenders to think about and give our wide players something to hit. This would not mean that we would have a total change of approach to our game, but certainly, we need another option or a plan B if our current game plan fails and more often than not, it has done. The win at Reading was most welcome, but that does not mean to say our problems have been solved.
.
At the moment the oppostion are getting us into their back pockets early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We need an option to change things during the course of the game if need be. At the moment we have limited options except to bring on like for like players without changing the system.
.
Additionally, we need a ball winning, break up play midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms and maybe a loan centre half to cover Elliot Ward's absence. If either Cook or Elphick get injured we will be up s..t street at the back.
.
Let's all hope for a postive result on Saturday.
You wrote the same crap last week.....You really need to get over yourself and stop posting your hopes and beliefs every 5 minutes....When you actually watch some Cherries games come back and tell us what you think and believe !!!!
I am mystified as to why you think my post is crap exactly?? For example we do not score enough goals for a start, also we have ony taken 7 points from a possible 22, furthermore we cannot change out style during a match so the opposition has us sussed and in their back pocket !!
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So how crap is my post exactly??!. I would say it was very accurate and if you cannot see the wisdom of what I have said then I believe that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare.
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Suggest you re-read the post and think a litte harder.
[quote][p][bold]bournered26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe some form of physical presence is required up front to give something additional for opposing defenders to think about and give our wide players something to hit. This would not mean that we would have a total change of approach to our game, but certainly, we need another option or a plan B if our current game plan fails and more often than not, it has done. The win at Reading was most welcome, but that does not mean to say our problems have been solved. . At the moment the oppostion are getting us into their back pockets early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We need an option to change things during the course of the game if need be. At the moment we have limited options except to bring on like for like players without changing the system. . Additionally, we need a ball winning, break up play midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms and maybe a loan centre half to cover Elliot Ward's absence. If either Cook or Elphick get injured we will be up s..t street at the back. . Let's all hope for a postive result on Saturday.[/p][/quote]You wrote the same crap last week.....You really need to get over yourself and stop posting your hopes and beliefs every 5 minutes....When you actually watch some Cherries games come back and tell us what you think and believe !!!![/p][/quote]I am mystified as to why you think my post is crap exactly?? For example we do not score enough goals for a start, also we have ony taken 7 points from a possible 22, furthermore we cannot change out style during a match so the opposition has us sussed and in their back pocket !! . So how crap is my post exactly??!. I would say it was very accurate and if you cannot see the wisdom of what I have said then I believe that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Suggest you re-read the post and think a litte harder. smhinto

6:12pm Wed 11 Dec 13

bournered26 says...

smhinto wrote:
bournered26 wrote:
smhinto wrote:
I believe some form of physical presence is required up front to give something additional for opposing defenders to think about and give our wide players something to hit. This would not mean that we would have a total change of approach to our game, but certainly, we need another option or a plan B if our current game plan fails and more often than not, it has done. The win at Reading was most welcome, but that does not mean to say our problems have been solved.
.
At the moment the oppostion are getting us into their back pockets early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We need an option to change things during the course of the game if need be. At the moment we have limited options except to bring on like for like players without changing the system.
.
Additionally, we need a ball winning, break up play midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms and maybe a loan centre half to cover Elliot Ward's absence. If either Cook or Elphick get injured we will be up s..t street at the back.
.
Let's all hope for a postive result on Saturday.
You wrote the same crap last week.....You really need to get over yourself and stop posting your hopes and beliefs every 5 minutes....When you actually watch some Cherries games come back and tell us what you think and believe !!!!
I am mystified as to why you think my post is crap exactly?? For example we do not score enough goals for a start, also we have ony taken 7 points from a possible 22, furthermore we cannot change out style during a match so the opposition has us sussed and in their back pocket !!
.
So how crap is my post exactly??!. I would say it was very accurate and if you cannot see the wisdom of what I have said then I believe that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare.
.
Suggest you re-read the post and think a litte harder.
My knowledge is based on having WATCHED the Cherries for over 50 years unlike internet trolls like you !!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bournered26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe some form of physical presence is required up front to give something additional for opposing defenders to think about and give our wide players something to hit. This would not mean that we would have a total change of approach to our game, but certainly, we need another option or a plan B if our current game plan fails and more often than not, it has done. The win at Reading was most welcome, but that does not mean to say our problems have been solved. . At the moment the oppostion are getting us into their back pockets early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We need an option to change things during the course of the game if need be. At the moment we have limited options except to bring on like for like players without changing the system. . Additionally, we need a ball winning, break up play midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms and maybe a loan centre half to cover Elliot Ward's absence. If either Cook or Elphick get injured we will be up s..t street at the back. . Let's all hope for a postive result on Saturday.[/p][/quote]You wrote the same crap last week.....You really need to get over yourself and stop posting your hopes and beliefs every 5 minutes....When you actually watch some Cherries games come back and tell us what you think and believe !!!![/p][/quote]I am mystified as to why you think my post is crap exactly?? For example we do not score enough goals for a start, also we have ony taken 7 points from a possible 22, furthermore we cannot change out style during a match so the opposition has us sussed and in their back pocket !! . So how crap is my post exactly??!. I would say it was very accurate and if you cannot see the wisdom of what I have said then I believe that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Suggest you re-read the post and think a litte harder.[/p][/quote]My knowledge is based on having WATCHED the Cherries for over 50 years unlike internet trolls like you !!! bournered26

8:23pm Wed 11 Dec 13

raybren says...

I BET Smhinto has been on here not talking about the subject in hand , rattling out the same old dross , yawn yawn , he just doesn ' t get the message folks . This week he is scouting Boreham to death Wood v Dullard Rangers , which will give him a unique insight to analyse AFCB !
I BET Smhinto has been on here not talking about the subject in hand , rattling out the same old dross , yawn yawn , he just doesn ' t get the message folks . This week he is scouting Boreham to death Wood v Dullard Rangers , which will give him a unique insight to analyse AFCB ! raybren

11:12pm Wed 11 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

bournered26 wrote:
smhinto wrote:
bournered26 wrote:
smhinto wrote:
I believe some form of physical presence is required up front to give something additional for opposing defenders to think about and give our wide players something to hit. This would not mean that we would have a total change of approach to our game, but certainly, we need another option or a plan B if our current game plan fails and more often than not, it has done. The win at Reading was most welcome, but that does not mean to say our problems have been solved.
.
At the moment the oppostion are getting us into their back pockets early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We need an option to change things during the course of the game if need be. At the moment we have limited options except to bring on like for like players without changing the system.
.
Additionally, we need a ball winning, break up play midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms and maybe a loan centre half to cover Elliot Ward's absence. If either Cook or Elphick get injured we will be up s..t street at the back.
.
Let's all hope for a postive result on Saturday.
You wrote the same crap last week.....You really need to get over yourself and stop posting your hopes and beliefs every 5 minutes....When you actually watch some Cherries games come back and tell us what you think and believe !!!!
I am mystified as to why you think my post is crap exactly?? For example we do not score enough goals for a start, also we have ony taken 7 points from a possible 22, furthermore we cannot change out style during a match so the opposition has us sussed and in their back pocket !!
.
So how crap is my post exactly??!. I would say it was very accurate and if you cannot see the wisdom of what I have said then I believe that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare.
.
Suggest you re-read the post and think a litte harder.
My knowledge is based on having WATCHED the Cherries for over 50 years unlike internet trolls like you !!!
Have you heard of cherries player, its on the internet. and what has watching the cherries for over 50 years got to do with knowing anything about football. we have never been very good at playing it,
[quote][p][bold]bournered26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bournered26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe some form of physical presence is required up front to give something additional for opposing defenders to think about and give our wide players something to hit. This would not mean that we would have a total change of approach to our game, but certainly, we need another option or a plan B if our current game plan fails and more often than not, it has done. The win at Reading was most welcome, but that does not mean to say our problems have been solved. . At the moment the oppostion are getting us into their back pockets early in the game and have us 'sussed' very quickly. We need an option to change things during the course of the game if need be. At the moment we have limited options except to bring on like for like players without changing the system. . Additionally, we need a ball winning, break up play midfielder or a 'digger' in scouting terms and maybe a loan centre half to cover Elliot Ward's absence. If either Cook or Elphick get injured we will be up s..t street at the back. . Let's all hope for a postive result on Saturday.[/p][/quote]You wrote the same crap last week.....You really need to get over yourself and stop posting your hopes and beliefs every 5 minutes....When you actually watch some Cherries games come back and tell us what you think and believe !!!![/p][/quote]I am mystified as to why you think my post is crap exactly?? For example we do not score enough goals for a start, also we have ony taken 7 points from a possible 22, furthermore we cannot change out style during a match so the opposition has us sussed and in their back pocket !! . So how crap is my post exactly??!. I would say it was very accurate and if you cannot see the wisdom of what I have said then I believe that your knowledge of football could be written on the back of a postage stamp and there would still be room to spare. . Suggest you re-read the post and think a litte harder.[/p][/quote]My knowledge is based on having WATCHED the Cherries for over 50 years unlike internet trolls like you !!![/p][/quote]Have you heard of cherries player, its on the internet. and what has watching the cherries for over 50 years got to do with knowing anything about football. we have never been very good at playing it, holdinkæft

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