AFC Bournemouth: We are making steady progress says Harry Arter

Bournemouth Echo: MIDFIELDER: Harry Arter MIDFIELDER: Harry Arter

HARRY Arter admits Cherries are still coming to terms with the Championship but is adamant Eddie Howe’s freshers are heading in the right direction.

The midfielder was speaking after Cherries had been handed another harsh lesson as Birmingham sentenced them to an ill-deserved 2-0 defeat on Saturday.

First-half goals from Andy Shinnie and Nikola Zigic earned the Blues a third successive away victory – in a contest which saw the hosts dominate for long periods.

An inspired display of goalkeeping from Darren Randolph, coupled with some errant finishing, saw Cherries suffer a fifth home reverse of the campaign – one more than the whole of last season.

Arter told the Daily Echo: “There is no reason to panic and, if any supporters want to create that, it is up to them because we can’t control people’s opinions. Nobody said this season was going to be easy and we feel we are doing the right things.

“There are some bigger teams than us doing a lot worse and, if there is any panic here, I don’t know what it must be like at their clubs. We would have taken where we are now at the start of the season and would have bitten off someone’s hand for it a year ago.

“We are above the two other promoted teams so it is not as if we are going backwards and they are moving on and leaving us behind. I don’t know what people expected this season and whether they expected us to go up again. I don’t think the experts would have predicted that and I think we are doing what was expected of us.”

Arter, speaking candidly about Cherries’ first 20 games in the second flight, added: “We know there is still a lot to learn for the team. There is a bit of naivety and we are still getting to grips with the Championship.

“But I think performances have definitely improved since the start of the season and it is a steady progression. We know we need to start turning one win into two and three if we want to move forward.

“We were by far the better team from start to finish against Birmingham but we gave away two sloppy goals. Their goalkeeper stood tall and did really well when, on another day, we would have won comfortably.

“Top teams and players take their chances at this level. The stats show we have created more chances in most of our games but, for some reason, we haven’t been putting away as many as the opposition. We know we need to be more clinical.”

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9:00am Mon 16 Dec 13

smhinto says...

Yes - Agree with everything Arter says in the above report.
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But that aside, unless we start changing results around quickly we will be in a relegation scrap. It is a lot harder to get out of relegation in the Championship than it is in League One.
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No doubt Eddie will rectify this issue during the January transfer window if Mr Denim will allow it.
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But let us not be dillusional, as much as we all love and revere Eddie and Jasons achievements, they are not untouchable from receiving their P45's if Mr Denim believes that a return to League One is getting too close for comfort.
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Regards
Yes - Agree with everything Arter says in the above report. . But that aside, unless we start changing results around quickly we will be in a relegation scrap. It is a lot harder to get out of relegation in the Championship than it is in League One. . No doubt Eddie will rectify this issue during the January transfer window if Mr Denim will allow it. . But let us not be dillusional, as much as we all love and revere Eddie and Jasons achievements, they are not untouchable from receiving their P45's if Mr Denim believes that a return to League One is getting too close for comfort. . Regards smhinto

9:12am Mon 16 Dec 13

swanagecherrie says...

I don't think any true supporter denying its a work in progress and we are doing about a well as anyone expected. But with teams as bad as Birmingham was and 24 shots verses 4 and we loose 2 - 0 something's very wrong. I also think that Eddie was always going to give the team that got us promotion a chance to prove there selves in this league. Maybe its not the players maybe it is the coaching we seem to be very slow in getting players in the box and virtually never anyone on the far post.
Either way sack Howe a big NO he needs this window and the summer to get rid of the players that are not going to make it and bring players in. Lets hope we get some points over xmas or the new year will be a struggle.
I don't think any true supporter denying its a work in progress and we are doing about a well as anyone expected. But with teams as bad as Birmingham was and 24 shots verses 4 and we loose 2 - 0 something's very wrong. I also think that Eddie was always going to give the team that got us promotion a chance to prove there selves in this league. Maybe its not the players maybe it is the coaching we seem to be very slow in getting players in the box and virtually never anyone on the far post. Either way sack Howe a big NO he needs this window and the summer to get rid of the players that are not going to make it and bring players in. Lets hope we get some points over xmas or the new year will be a struggle. swanagecherrie

9:17am Mon 16 Dec 13

Blackandred says...

A very accurate assessment Mr Arter. I think the team and the management are aware of their shortcommings, which is important; the difficult bit is trying to fix them. It was pleasing on Saturday that we managed to get in behind the opposition's defence, where as in recent home games, we've looked a bit lost in the final third when they've parked the bus. Grabban was fantastic as a lone striker; he worked his socks off and showed real quality.
A very accurate assessment Mr Arter. I think the team and the management are aware of their shortcommings, which is important; the difficult bit is trying to fix them. It was pleasing on Saturday that we managed to get in behind the opposition's defence, where as in recent home games, we've looked a bit lost in the final third when they've parked the bus. Grabban was fantastic as a lone striker; he worked his socks off and showed real quality. Blackandred

9:18am Mon 16 Dec 13

a real supporter says...

Please everybody do not respond to this ****. He knows nothing, does not contribute in any way to AFCB and revels in annoying people. He won’t go away but we don’t need to feed his little troll life. To quote “Not being negative folks just facing facts”.
Please everybody do not respond to this ****. He knows nothing, does not contribute in any way to AFCB and revels in annoying people. He won’t go away but we don’t need to feed his little troll life. To quote “Not being negative folks just facing facts”. a real supporter

10:08am Mon 16 Dec 13

Solentcherry says...

Some good points made in this article.
Last paragraph says it all really.
COYC.
Some good points made in this article. Last paragraph says it all really. COYC. Solentcherry

10:27am Mon 16 Dec 13

devon fan says...

overall the play has improved but as long as we continue to make mistakes at the back and miss chances up front we are not going to improve our position
overall the play has improved but as long as we continue to make mistakes at the back and miss chances up front we are not going to improve our position devon fan

10:37am Mon 16 Dec 13

jontee says...

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a jontee

10:45am Mon 16 Dec 13

jontee says...

How many times have I read this and from how many people. That's OK in Aug and Sept, but it's now December. Where we are heading Harry is the bottom of the league. We are in freefall and the odd unexpected win like Reading ain't going to stop it.
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I said at the start of the season that we had very few Championship quality players and was worried about the defence and goalkeeping in particular (we may now have solved that last problem). The defence (suspect in league 1) is now officially the joint worst in the league.
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It's not Eddie's fault. He hasn't got the players. A pity though he blew over £2m on Rante. We have to hope that non footballing brain cells in the boardroom don't rise to the surface and instead realise that Eddie is as good as we are going to get and stick with him, even if, as seems increasingly likely, we do go down.
How many times have I read this and from how many people. That's OK in Aug and Sept, but it's now December. Where we are heading Harry is the bottom of the league. We are in freefall and the odd unexpected win like Reading ain't going to stop it. . I said at the start of the season that we had very few Championship quality players and was worried about the defence and goalkeeping in particular (we may now have solved that last problem). The defence (suspect in league 1) is now officially the joint worst in the league. . It's not Eddie's fault. He hasn't got the players. A pity though he blew over £2m on Rante. We have to hope that non footballing brain cells in the boardroom don't rise to the surface and instead realise that Eddie is as good as we are going to get and stick with him, even if, as seems increasingly likely, we do go down. jontee

10:50am Mon 16 Dec 13

sea poole says...

Here we go again -players commenting on what they perceive the situation to be. Much as I enjoyed Harry's article, I'd prefer the talking to be done on the pitch. It was a great performance on Saturday but I'm more interested in how the manager is going to turn matters around to ensure the chances are turned into goals. Yes, Harry, we are above the promoted teams, but note how the gap between us and those in relegation is slowly but inexorably closing. As often commented by others -it's beginning to focus more on grabbing points rather than attractive play -which is such a pity.
Here we go again -players commenting on what they perceive the situation to be. Much as I enjoyed Harry's article, I'd prefer the talking to be done on the pitch. It was a great performance on Saturday but I'm more interested in how the manager is going to turn matters around to ensure the chances are turned into goals. Yes, Harry, we are above the promoted teams, but note how the gap between us and those in relegation is slowly but inexorably closing. As often commented by others -it's beginning to focus more on grabbing points rather than attractive play -which is such a pity. sea poole

11:03am Mon 16 Dec 13

swanagecherrie says...

sea poole wrote:
Here we go again -players commenting on what they perceive the situation to be. Much as I enjoyed Harry's article, I'd prefer the talking to be done on the pitch. It was a great performance on Saturday but I'm more interested in how the manager is going to turn matters around to ensure the chances are turned into goals. Yes, Harry, we are above the promoted teams, but note how the gap between us and those in relegation is slowly but inexorably closing. As often commented by others -it's beginning to focus more on grabbing points rather than attractive play -which is such a pity.
Nothing wrong with fast passing attractive play I think we all want to watch that. The problem with that is we need top players to play that way. who do we think that can cut it and who not. Or are we content with ugly football and points. After all this blog is about opinions, what do we as fans think.
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Here we go again -players commenting on what they perceive the situation to be. Much as I enjoyed Harry's article, I'd prefer the talking to be done on the pitch. It was a great performance on Saturday but I'm more interested in how the manager is going to turn matters around to ensure the chances are turned into goals. Yes, Harry, we are above the promoted teams, but note how the gap between us and those in relegation is slowly but inexorably closing. As often commented by others -it's beginning to focus more on grabbing points rather than attractive play -which is such a pity.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with fast passing attractive play I think we all want to watch that. The problem with that is we need top players to play that way. who do we think that can cut it and who not. Or are we content with ugly football and points. After all this blog is about opinions, what do we as fans think. swanagecherrie

11:29am Mon 16 Dec 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Ah well. At least we get to play Swindon again next season...... Regards.
Ah well. At least we get to play Swindon again next season...... Regards. Mike Oxbig

12:16pm Mon 16 Dec 13

susi.m says...

Speaking to a Birmingham fan after game I said to him that the long term, intelligent supporters knew it was going to be a very hard long season and that to stay up this year was their goal. His reply was that we would definitely stay up as we played such good football etc etc.
He thought we were a bit too naïve and needed to be more clinical in box etc.
If we stay up by one point then I will be more than happy.
The ones who criticise were obviously not around and going to games in the dark days of L2.
Stay positive.
Speaking to a Birmingham fan after game I said to him that the long term, intelligent supporters knew it was going to be a very hard long season and that to stay up this year was their goal. His reply was that we would definitely stay up as we played such good football etc etc. He thought we were a bit too naïve and needed to be more clinical in box etc. If we stay up by one point then I will be more than happy. The ones who criticise were obviously not around and going to games in the dark days of L2. Stay positive. susi.m

12:22pm Mon 16 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

I think that the players’ energy would be better spent practicing (especially shooting on goal!) rather than be tempted by reporters’ Dictaphones or whatever they use these days! Every time players comment in the Echo sports page they under-perform on the pitch, not that they under-performed on Saturday, they simply could not make that telling pass or put the ball in the net, I guess that might be considered as under-performing!!

The notion of sacking the manager is ludicrous to the extreme. By all means threaten them and the players and expect more but above all provide the means to improve the squad. AVB has been sacked by Spurs I think that the players always come out smelling of roses because it is often they who don’t deliver rather the manager.
I think that the players’ energy would be better spent practicing (especially shooting on goal!) rather than be tempted by reporters’ Dictaphones or whatever they use these days! Every time players comment in the Echo sports page they under-perform on the pitch, not that they under-performed on Saturday, they simply could not make that telling pass or put the ball in the net, I guess that might be considered as under-performing!! The notion of sacking the manager is ludicrous to the extreme. By all means threaten them and the players and expect more but above all provide the means to improve the squad. AVB has been sacked by Spurs I think that the players always come out smelling of roses because it is often they who don’t deliver rather the manager. nonnogeppetto

12:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

lockandload says...

Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it.
When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football.
I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real
Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it. When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football. I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real lockandload

1:26pm Mon 16 Dec 13

canfordcherry says...

I'm sure Eddie and Jason have compiled their 'January sale' shopping list and which 'faulty/not fit for purpose' items the wish to have removed from the squad. I still think that with a bit of tweaking ( 1 midfield, 1 full back & a big striker) we will be fine this season and look to build for next season. Talk of relegation is very premature!
I'm sure Eddie and Jason have compiled their 'January sale' shopping list and which 'faulty/not fit for purpose' items the wish to have removed from the squad. I still think that with a bit of tweaking ( 1 midfield, 1 full back & a big striker) we will be fine this season and look to build for next season. Talk of relegation is very premature! canfordcherry

2:06pm Mon 16 Dec 13

susi.m says...

lockandload wrote:
Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it.
When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football.
I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real
Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers.
No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution.
PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games.
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it. When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football. I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real[/p][/quote]Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers. No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution. PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games. susi.m

2:35pm Mon 16 Dec 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

. . A VERY TRUE STATEMENT HARRY, . . . Steady progress towards the basement
. . A VERY TRUE STATEMENT HARRY, . . . Steady progress towards the basement RED LETTER DAY

3:03pm Mon 16 Dec 13

lockandload says...

susi.m wrote:
lockandload wrote:
Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it.
When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football.
I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real
Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers.
No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution.
PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games.
Oh come on your better than that! Using that old line. So what if I and others have only being watching for this season. Does thatI make us any less a supporter? No you killed any debate when you tried to be clever.
P.S I have been around supporting his club for a long time not that it matters because I was talking about NOW!
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it. When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football. I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real[/p][/quote]Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers. No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution. PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games.[/p][/quote]Oh come on your better than that! Using that old line. So what if I and others have only being watching for this season. Does thatI make us any less a supporter? No you killed any debate when you tried to be clever. P.S I have been around supporting his club for a long time not that it matters because I was talking about NOW! lockandload

4:45pm Mon 16 Dec 13

swanagecherrie says...

Two more managers gone today AVB & Gianfranco Zola
Two more managers gone today AVB & Gianfranco Zola swanagecherrie

5:10pm Mon 16 Dec 13

adyb1967 says...

football is all about scoring goals (and more than the opposition). If you have players who miss every chance that comes their way virtually you will get relegated. As far as I know, that situation applies at every level of the game.
football is all about scoring goals (and more than the opposition). If you have players who miss every chance that comes their way virtually you will get relegated. As far as I know, that situation applies at every level of the game. adyb1967

5:18pm Mon 16 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
I think that the players’ energy would be better spent practicing (especially shooting on goal!) rather than be tempted by reporters’ Dictaphones or whatever they use these days! Every time players comment in the Echo sports page they under-perform on the pitch, not that they under-performed on Saturday, they simply could not make that telling pass or put the ball in the net, I guess that might be considered as under-performing!!

The notion of sacking the manager is ludicrous to the extreme. By all means threaten them and the players and expect more but above all provide the means to improve the squad. AVB has been sacked by Spurs I think that the players always come out smelling of roses because it is often they who don’t deliver rather the manager.
Sorry Nonno disagree there, its the manager who picks the team and tells each player how to play. Why does Howe play Pugh week in week out, he is a weak link. Our best player by far is Ritchie, I would play him behind TK and Grabben, we waste so much time playing out to the wings, every team has this sussed. thats why we lose, Howe its our choice, now fix it, no mr nice guy.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: I think that the players’ energy would be better spent practicing (especially shooting on goal!) rather than be tempted by reporters’ Dictaphones or whatever they use these days! Every time players comment in the Echo sports page they under-perform on the pitch, not that they under-performed on Saturday, they simply could not make that telling pass or put the ball in the net, I guess that might be considered as under-performing!! The notion of sacking the manager is ludicrous to the extreme. By all means threaten them and the players and expect more but above all provide the means to improve the squad. AVB has been sacked by Spurs I think that the players always come out smelling of roses because it is often they who don’t deliver rather the manager.[/p][/quote]Sorry Nonno disagree there, its the manager who picks the team and tells each player how to play. Why does Howe play Pugh week in week out, he is a weak link. Our best player by far is Ritchie, I would play him behind TK and Grabben, we waste so much time playing out to the wings, every team has this sussed. thats why we lose, Howe its our choice, now fix it, no mr nice guy. holdinkæft

5:21pm Mon 16 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

lockandload wrote:
Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it.
When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football.
I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real
WELL SAID, we need t take the glasses off and get real.
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it. When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football. I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real[/p][/quote]WELL SAID, we need t take the glasses off and get real. holdinkæft

5:30pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Cherry Tony says...

holdinkæft wrote:
lockandload wrote:
Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it.
When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football.
I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real
WELL SAID, we need t take the glasses off and get real.
Both of you are the ones that need to get real. We are a div 1 club punching well above our weight. We should be cracking open the champagne when you look at where we are and where we have come from. No doubt if we were 5th in the premiership you'd still both be moaning. Give it a rest for gods sake. It's tiresome.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it. When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football. I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real[/p][/quote]WELL SAID, we need t take the glasses off and get real.[/p][/quote]Both of you are the ones that need to get real. We are a div 1 club punching well above our weight. We should be cracking open the champagne when you look at where we are and where we have come from. No doubt if we were 5th in the premiership you'd still both be moaning. Give it a rest for gods sake. It's tiresome. Cherry Tony

5:30pm Mon 16 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Just watched the1st half again, Pugh and Surman awful, best playe Rtchie or McQuoid. just too much down the flanks.
2nd half about to begin
Just watched the1st half again, Pugh and Surman awful, best playe Rtchie or McQuoid. just too much down the flanks. 2nd half about to begin holdinkæft

5:37pm Mon 16 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Just watched the1st half again, Pugh and Surman awful, best playe Rtchie or McQuoid. just too much down the flanks.
2nd half about to begin
Sorry i ment OKANE not McQuoid
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: Just watched the1st half again, Pugh and Surman awful, best playe Rtchie or McQuoid. just too much down the flanks. 2nd half about to begin[/p][/quote]Sorry i ment OKANE not McQuoid holdinkæft

5:40pm Mon 16 Dec 13

dustbindanny says...

Eddie Howe got this Team promoted to the Championship, he has the team playing good football and yes, we know our forwards are not giving us the goals we want, do you really think Eddie does,nt know this himself, He has to work to a budget, there is a lot of 'dead wood' that he can't get rid of because of the contracts they are on, and yes there are players that are not not good enough for this league, he knows that too? I for one do not think that Mr Demin has even considered getting rid of Eddie ? We do not get crowds of 20'000 plus, we have to live within our means, money for the cherries is not a bottomless pit. Good luck Eddie and Jason, I'm sure you will sort the strikers out?
Eddie Howe got this Team promoted to the Championship, he has the team playing good football and yes, we know our forwards are not giving us the goals we want, do you really think Eddie does,nt know this himself, He has to work to a budget, there is a lot of 'dead wood' that he can't get rid of because of the contracts they are on, and yes there are players that are not not good enough for this league, he knows that too? I for one do not think that Mr Demin has even considered getting rid of Eddie ? We do not get crowds of 20'000 plus, we have to live within our means, money for the cherries is not a bottomless pit. Good luck Eddie and Jason, I'm sure you will sort the strikers out? dustbindanny

5:42pm Mon 16 Dec 13

THEREDS1892 says...

What can I say as a season ticket holder;we are just not good enough in this league some players don't cut the mustard in this high quality and fast pace league . I can't believe we spent over 2 million on one poor player as we say another you tube blunder EH is not god if results don't come our way he will get his p45,the Russian will not have this kind of form.
What can I say as a season ticket holder;we are just not good enough in this league some players don't cut the mustard in this high quality and fast pace league . I can't believe we spent over 2 million on one poor player as we say another you tube blunder EH is not god if results don't come our way he will get his p45,the Russian will not have this kind of form. THEREDS1892

5:53pm Mon 16 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

holdinkæft wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
I think that the players’ energy would be better spent practicing (especially shooting on goal!) rather than be tempted by reporters’ Dictaphones or whatever they use these days! Every time players comment in the Echo sports page they under-perform on the pitch, not that they under-performed on Saturday, they simply could not make that telling pass or put the ball in the net, I guess that might be considered as under-performing!!

The notion of sacking the manager is ludicrous to the extreme. By all means threaten them and the players and expect more but above all provide the means to improve the squad. AVB has been sacked by Spurs I think that the players always come out smelling of roses because it is often they who don’t deliver rather the manager.
Sorry Nonno disagree there, its the manager who picks the team and tells each player how to play. Why does Howe play Pugh week in week out, he is a weak link. Our best player by far is Ritchie, I would play him behind TK and Grabben, we waste so much time playing out to the wings, every team has this sussed. thats why we lose, Howe its our choice, now fix it, no mr nice guy.
Fair enough, but it is ultimately the players that apply the theory and make things happen. I don't know what is/was your profession but in my case I could theorise until the cows came home if those applying the theory did not give their 100% the aims and objectives were not achieved, In this case players know that they cannot be sacked their income is secure whether they play or not and whether the manager gets the sack.

I was making a general point.

I have to say that the judgment as to who should or should not play is down to Eddie and Jason we have to give them credit that they are selecting who they think are the best players to apply their system it is far too easy to assume that someone else could achieve the same with what we have.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: I think that the players’ energy would be better spent practicing (especially shooting on goal!) rather than be tempted by reporters’ Dictaphones or whatever they use these days! Every time players comment in the Echo sports page they under-perform on the pitch, not that they under-performed on Saturday, they simply could not make that telling pass or put the ball in the net, I guess that might be considered as under-performing!! The notion of sacking the manager is ludicrous to the extreme. By all means threaten them and the players and expect more but above all provide the means to improve the squad. AVB has been sacked by Spurs I think that the players always come out smelling of roses because it is often they who don’t deliver rather the manager.[/p][/quote]Sorry Nonno disagree there, its the manager who picks the team and tells each player how to play. Why does Howe play Pugh week in week out, he is a weak link. Our best player by far is Ritchie, I would play him behind TK and Grabben, we waste so much time playing out to the wings, every team has this sussed. thats why we lose, Howe its our choice, now fix it, no mr nice guy.[/p][/quote]Fair enough, but it is ultimately the players that apply the theory and make things happen. I don't know what is/was your profession but in my case I could theorise until the cows came home if those applying the theory did not give their 100% the aims and objectives were not achieved, In this case players know that they cannot be sacked their income is secure whether they play or not and whether the manager gets the sack. I was making a general point. I have to say that the judgment as to who should or should not play is down to Eddie and Jason we have to give them credit that they are selecting who they think are the best players to apply their system it is far too easy to assume that someone else could achieve the same with what we have. nonnogeppetto

5:59pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Nat1234 says...

Does anyone know who the new players is that we have just signed ?
Does anyone know who the new players is that we have just signed ? Nat1234

6:10pm Mon 16 Dec 13

saraman says...

Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat.
Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat. saraman

6:15pm Mon 16 Dec 13

susi.m says...

lockandload wrote:
susi.m wrote:
lockandload wrote:
Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it.
When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football.
I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real
Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers.
No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution.
PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games.
Oh come on your better than that! Using that old line. So what if I and others have only being watching for this season. Does thatI make us any less a supporter? No you killed any debate when you tried to be clever.
P.S I have been around supporting his club for a long time not that it matters because I was talking about NOW!
So exactly who are you suggesting? (who is available, we can afford and would come).
Yes, Im afraid it does make you less of a supporter in my opinion. If those of us who kept going week in and week out when in league 2 had given up and not gone to games then the club would probably have folded long ago and glory seekers would not be enjoying the Championship right now
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it. When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football. I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real[/p][/quote]Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers. No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution. PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games.[/p][/quote]Oh come on your better than that! Using that old line. So what if I and others have only being watching for this season. Does thatI make us any less a supporter? No you killed any debate when you tried to be clever. P.S I have been around supporting his club for a long time not that it matters because I was talking about NOW![/p][/quote]So exactly who are you suggesting? (who is available, we can afford and would come). Yes, Im afraid it does make you less of a supporter in my opinion. If those of us who kept going week in and week out when in league 2 had given up and not gone to games then the club would probably have folded long ago and glory seekers would not be enjoying the Championship right now susi.m

6:19pm Mon 16 Dec 13

susi.m says...

dustbindanny wrote:
Eddie Howe got this Team promoted to the Championship, he has the team playing good football and yes, we know our forwards are not giving us the goals we want, do you really think Eddie does,nt know this himself, He has to work to a budget, there is a lot of 'dead wood' that he can't get rid of because of the contracts they are on, and yes there are players that are not not good enough for this league, he knows that too? I for one do not think that Mr Demin has even considered getting rid of Eddie ? We do not get crowds of 20'000 plus, we have to live within our means, money for the cherries is not a bottomless pit. Good luck Eddie and Jason, I'm sure you will sort the strikers out?
Good and fair comment
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: Eddie Howe got this Team promoted to the Championship, he has the team playing good football and yes, we know our forwards are not giving us the goals we want, do you really think Eddie does,nt know this himself, He has to work to a budget, there is a lot of 'dead wood' that he can't get rid of because of the contracts they are on, and yes there are players that are not not good enough for this league, he knows that too? I for one do not think that Mr Demin has even considered getting rid of Eddie ? We do not get crowds of 20'000 plus, we have to live within our means, money for the cherries is not a bottomless pit. Good luck Eddie and Jason, I'm sure you will sort the strikers out?[/p][/quote]Good and fair comment susi.m

6:29pm Mon 16 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Just watched 2nd half commentator is coloured blind TK did well, cherries played like flies in a jar. buzzing around with no idea how to score.
lets hope we stay up.
Just watched 2nd half commentator is coloured blind TK did well, cherries played like flies in a jar. buzzing around with no idea how to score. lets hope we stay up. holdinkæft

7:15pm Mon 16 Dec 13

abc100 says...

susi.m wrote:
lockandload wrote:
susi.m wrote:
lockandload wrote:
Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it.
When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football.
I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real
Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers.
No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution.
PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games.
Oh come on your better than that! Using that old line. So what if I and others have only being watching for this season. Does thatI make us any less a supporter? No you killed any debate when you tried to be clever.
P.S I have been around supporting his club for a long time not that it matters because I was talking about NOW!
So exactly who are you suggesting? (who is available, we can afford and would come).
Yes, Im afraid it does make you less of a supporter in my opinion. If those of us who kept going week in and week out when in league 2 had given up and not gone to games then the club would probably have folded long ago and glory seekers would not be enjoying the Championship right now
Very true, I dont think we will but if we were to get relegated the glory hunters will soon disappear, I wonder how many of the new lot even know the history of our wonderful club, we have had some truely awful times in the past and I have enjoyed them just as much as the good times.
Bournemouth till I die !!!!
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it. When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football. I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real[/p][/quote]Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers. No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution. PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games.[/p][/quote]Oh come on your better than that! Using that old line. So what if I and others have only being watching for this season. Does thatI make us any less a supporter? No you killed any debate when you tried to be clever. P.S I have been around supporting his club for a long time not that it matters because I was talking about NOW![/p][/quote]So exactly who are you suggesting? (who is available, we can afford and would come). Yes, Im afraid it does make you less of a supporter in my opinion. If those of us who kept going week in and week out when in league 2 had given up and not gone to games then the club would probably have folded long ago and glory seekers would not be enjoying the Championship right now[/p][/quote]Very true, I dont think we will but if we were to get relegated the glory hunters will soon disappear, I wonder how many of the new lot even know the history of our wonderful club, we have had some truely awful times in the past and I have enjoyed them just as much as the good times. Bournemouth till I die !!!! abc100

7:55pm Mon 16 Dec 13

bostid says...

bostid:
Difficult to understand the attitude of those who want Eddie out. What do they think a new manager would achieve? Remember the start of last season when the same players as are now playing some beautiful football as a tight unit looked a disorganised rabble. For me, Eddie is the best thing to have happened to the club in the 50 years I've been supporting. Appreciate the man, for Cherries's sake!
bostid: Difficult to understand the attitude of those who want Eddie out. What do they think a new manager would achieve? Remember the start of last season when the same players as are now playing some beautiful football as a tight unit looked a disorganised rabble. For me, Eddie is the best thing to have happened to the club in the 50 years I've been supporting. Appreciate the man, for Cherries's sake! bostid

8:08pm Mon 16 Dec 13

raybren says...

In the world we live in instant success is demanded , however as the old saying goes " Rome wasn ' t built in a day " . When you look at the players Eddie has signed , Ritchie , Ward , Fraser , Rantie ( he will come good ) , he knows exactly what is needed . The likes of Surman and Harte etc . were always going to be squad back up . So , my friends , a little patience is required , new faces will appear , we don ' t have to win the Champions League this season !
In the world we live in instant success is demanded , however as the old saying goes " Rome wasn ' t built in a day " . When you look at the players Eddie has signed , Ritchie , Ward , Fraser , Rantie ( he will come good ) , he knows exactly what is needed . The likes of Surman and Harte etc . were always going to be squad back up . So , my friends , a little patience is required , new faces will appear , we don ' t have to win the Champions League this season ! raybren

9:13pm Mon 16 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

smhinto wrote:
Yes - Agree with everything Arter says in the above report.
.
But that aside, unless we start changing results around quickly we will be in a relegation scrap. It is a lot harder to get out of relegation in the Championship than it is in League One.
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No doubt Eddie will rectify this issue during the January transfer window if Mr Denim will allow it.
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But let us not be dillusional, as much as we all love and revere Eddie and Jasons achievements, they are not untouchable from receiving their P45's if Mr Denim believes that a return to League One is getting too close for comfort.
.
Regards
Or, we could just be positive for once...(silly me!).........Mr Demin may be very happy that we're in the Championship a year ahead of schedule and wanted to see how we did with the players we had before investing more again.......as we're ahead of the other 2 promoted clubs, he may be planning to give Eddie some funds to improve results and safeguard our place in this division. I have no idea and neither do you smhinto, but it wouldn't fit your agenda to view things in a positive manner would it.....no pleasure in being proved wrong is there?.........how does sacking him after just over a year help exactly? We need stability not constant managerial changes, if you can't see that then you really need to get a serious grip.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Yes - Agree with everything Arter says in the above report. . But that aside, unless we start changing results around quickly we will be in a relegation scrap. It is a lot harder to get out of relegation in the Championship than it is in League One. . No doubt Eddie will rectify this issue during the January transfer window if Mr Denim will allow it. . But let us not be dillusional, as much as we all love and revere Eddie and Jasons achievements, they are not untouchable from receiving their P45's if Mr Denim believes that a return to League One is getting too close for comfort. . Regards[/p][/quote]Or, we could just be positive for once...(silly me!).........Mr Demin may be very happy that we're in the Championship a year ahead of schedule and wanted to see how we did with the players we had before investing more again.......as we're ahead of the other 2 promoted clubs, he may be planning to give Eddie some funds to improve results and safeguard our place in this division. I have no idea and neither do you smhinto, but it wouldn't fit your agenda to view things in a positive manner would it.....no pleasure in being proved wrong is there?.........how does sacking him after just over a year help exactly? We need stability not constant managerial changes, if you can't see that then you really need to get a serious grip. rednblack37

9:20pm Mon 16 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

raybren wrote:
In the world we live in instant success is demanded , however as the old saying goes " Rome wasn ' t built in a day " . When you look at the players Eddie has signed , Ritchie , Ward , Fraser , Rantie ( he will come good ) , he knows exactly what is needed . The likes of Surman and Harte etc . were always going to be squad back up . So , my friends , a little patience is required , new faces will appear , we don ' t have to win the Champions League this season !
if you have been to Rome recently you will have noticed that they haven't finished building it yet!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: In the world we live in instant success is demanded , however as the old saying goes " Rome wasn ' t built in a day " . When you look at the players Eddie has signed , Ritchie , Ward , Fraser , Rantie ( he will come good ) , he knows exactly what is needed . The likes of Surman and Harte etc . were always going to be squad back up . So , my friends , a little patience is required , new faces will appear , we don ' t have to win the Champions League this season ![/p][/quote]if you have been to Rome recently you will have noticed that they haven't finished building it yet!!!!!! nonnogeppetto

9:34pm Mon 16 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

lockandload wrote:
susi.m wrote:
lockandload wrote:
Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it.
When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football.
I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real
Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers.
No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution.
PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games.
Oh come on your better than that! Using that old line. So what if I and others have only being watching for this season. Does thatI make us any less a supporter? No you killed any debate when you tried to be clever.
P.S I have been around supporting his club for a long time not that it matters because I was talking about NOW!
Killed any debate? If that's the case then you won't reply when I'm being clever...........you wanted Groves sacked and Eddie in........a year on you want Eddie sacked and someone else in..........next year you'll want him out and someone else in........where does all that take the club exactly? To a stable position in whatever division we're in? Probably not I would say. If you've been supporting for a long time then you'll remember we stuck by Sean O'Driscoll after relegation and went straight back up. Though you'll probably have conveniently forgotten that.
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it. When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football. I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real[/p][/quote]Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers. No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution. PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games.[/p][/quote]Oh come on your better than that! Using that old line. So what if I and others have only being watching for this season. Does thatI make us any less a supporter? No you killed any debate when you tried to be clever. P.S I have been around supporting his club for a long time not that it matters because I was talking about NOW![/p][/quote]Killed any debate? If that's the case then you won't reply when I'm being clever...........you wanted Groves sacked and Eddie in........a year on you want Eddie sacked and someone else in..........next year you'll want him out and someone else in........where does all that take the club exactly? To a stable position in whatever division we're in? Probably not I would say. If you've been supporting for a long time then you'll remember we stuck by Sean O'Driscoll after relegation and went straight back up. Though you'll probably have conveniently forgotten that. rednblack37

9:35pm Mon 16 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

I agree with saraman.......talkin
g of dumping the manager is a nonsense (count your blessings). Do these same people who call for Eddie and Jason's head think that Harry Redknapp or Tony Pulis would be doing any better with the Team?
I agree with saraman.......talkin g of dumping the manager is a nonsense (count your blessings). Do these same people who call for Eddie and Jason's head think that Harry Redknapp or Tony Pulis would be doing any better with the Team? O'Reilly

9:38pm Mon 16 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

THEREDS1892 wrote:
What can I say as a season ticket holder;we are just not good enough in this league some players don't cut the mustard in this high quality and fast pace league . I can't believe we spent over 2 million on one poor player as we say another you tube blunder EH is not god if results don't come our way he will get his p45,the Russian will not have this kind of form.
Are you Max's official spokesman? If not, you have no idea what he will or won't accept, or his plans for the transfer window.
[quote][p][bold]THEREDS1892[/bold] wrote: What can I say as a season ticket holder;we are just not good enough in this league some players don't cut the mustard in this high quality and fast pace league . I can't believe we spent over 2 million on one poor player as we say another you tube blunder EH is not god if results don't come our way he will get his p45,the Russian will not have this kind of form.[/p][/quote]Are you Max's official spokesman? If not, you have no idea what he will or won't accept, or his plans for the transfer window. rednblack37

9:41pm Mon 16 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

saraman wrote:
Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat.
I have no idea who you support, but are absolutely right. I agree completely, even about the mutual consent!
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat.[/p][/quote]I have no idea who you support, but are absolutely right. I agree completely, even about the mutual consent! rednblack37

9:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

stjxf12 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
lockandload wrote:
Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it.
When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football.
I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real
WELL SAID, we need t take the glasses off and get real.
Yeovil are one of only six clubs in the Championship who have never played in the Premier League, along with Doncaster, Brighton, Huddersfield, Millwall and Bournemouth.
Quote from Gary Johnson on the BBC Sport Site all the other teams have had 50 MILLION pounds to play with in the last two to three years .Work that one out Sherlock
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it. When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football. I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real[/p][/quote]WELL SAID, we need t take the glasses off and get real.[/p][/quote]Yeovil are one of only six clubs in the Championship who have never played in the Premier League, along with Doncaster, Brighton, Huddersfield, Millwall and Bournemouth. Quote from Gary Johnson on the BBC Sport Site all the other teams have had 50 MILLION pounds to play with in the last two to three years .Work that one out Sherlock stjxf12

9:57pm Mon 16 Dec 13

bobsworthforever says...

I cant believe anyone is suggest sacking Eddie after what hes achieved like a lot of fans ive seen them in Div 1 and 2 and I like the Championship best what I don't think is he gets every decision right that's impossible but most of the time he knows whats best lts stick with him we will definetly not go down
I cant believe anyone is suggest sacking Eddie after what hes achieved like a lot of fans ive seen them in Div 1 and 2 and I like the Championship best what I don't think is he gets every decision right that's impossible but most of the time he knows whats best lts stick with him we will definetly not go down bobsworthforever

10:54pm Mon 16 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

susi.m wrote:
lockandload wrote:
Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it.
When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football.
I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real
Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers.
No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution.
PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games.
The problem is we cannot afford anything, when Eddie Howe returned he was told to trim the squad, Mitchell was advised by Maxim to trim the wage bill, Mitchell had 17 relatives on very good wages at the club, redundancies were made, Howe offloaded some players as requested by the Russian , not one of Mitchell's family members were on the list to leave, this is why the Russian forced him to sell up, this is what there are no funds available, I keep saying it but we really need to be concerned with the end of year figures, survival in the league is paramount but we are not in the position to buy the survival !!
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Yes it great playing in the Championship and I for one want to stay in it. When the same people come on here as they did when we were sinking under Groves , telling us to stay positive and we will be mid tale at the end of the season or its a three year plan?? I care about now and we cant win a match at home. Yes all that beautiful passing , quite frankly I am bored of Eddies style of football. I was there at the reception calling for Groves to be sacked and shouting we want Eddie Howe but I dont get his tactics and loyalty for certain players when we can clearly see they are not championship. In my humble opinion if We don't bring in some proven players at this level then Its a BIG YES we will be in the bottom 3 at the end of the season so some fans need to get real[/p][/quote]Who do suggest? (that is available, who we can afford, and who would want to come). Half the premiership teams are after strikers. No point in moaning unless you can give a positive solution. PS. It does appear that you may be one of the glory seekers, who only recently started to attend games.[/p][/quote]The problem is we cannot afford anything, when Eddie Howe returned he was told to trim the squad, Mitchell was advised by Maxim to trim the wage bill, Mitchell had 17 relatives on very good wages at the club, redundancies were made, Howe offloaded some players as requested by the Russian , not one of Mitchell's family members were on the list to leave, this is why the Russian forced him to sell up, this is what there are no funds available, I keep saying it but we really need to be concerned with the end of year figures, survival in the league is paramount but we are not in the position to buy the survival !! cheeriedriteup

5:52am Tue 17 Dec 13

saraman says...

rednblack37 wrote:
saraman wrote: Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat.
I have no idea who you support, but are absolutely right. I agree completely, even about the mutual consent!
Hi rednblack37. I support The Seagulls, your neighbours to the east. As I said, I feel your anguish. Look at the turmoil we have been through for all those dark years ground sharing at Gillingham and crammed into an athletics stadium at Withdean accommodating no more than 8 thousand fans.

We are now installed in a fabulous 30 thousand seater stadium with average gates of 27k. Again, not a gloat or a boast but the realisation of our dreams when all appeared lost. Your beloved Cherries also lived through some terrible years and almost slipped into The Conference as we did.
It would be great to have four successful clubs strung along the south coast including Pompey.

Our previous manager was sacked for misconduct, not for his lack of ability. EH has the ability to keep you in The Championship.

So keep the faith and I look forward to welcoming you all to The Amex on Newyears day.
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat.[/p][/quote]I have no idea who you support, but are absolutely right. I agree completely, even about the mutual consent![/p][/quote]Hi rednblack37. I support The Seagulls, your neighbours to the east. As I said, I feel your anguish. Look at the turmoil we have been through for all those dark years ground sharing at Gillingham and crammed into an athletics stadium at Withdean accommodating no more than 8 thousand fans. We are now installed in a fabulous 30 thousand seater stadium with average gates of 27k. Again, not a gloat or a boast but the realisation of our dreams when all appeared lost. Your beloved Cherries also lived through some terrible years and almost slipped into The Conference as we did. It would be great to have four successful clubs strung along the south coast including Pompey. Our previous manager was sacked for misconduct, not for his lack of ability. EH has the ability to keep you in The Championship. So keep the faith and I look forward to welcoming you all to The Amex on Newyears day. saraman

8:11am Tue 17 Dec 13

kangman2012 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
I think that the players’ energy would be better spent practicing (especially shooting on goal!) rather than be tempted by reporters’ Dictaphones or whatever they use these days! Every time players comment in the Echo sports page they under-perform on the pitch, not that they under-performed on Saturday, they simply could not make that telling pass or put the ball in the net, I guess that might be considered as under-performing!!

The notion of sacking the manager is ludicrous to the extreme. By all means threaten them and the players and expect more but above all provide the means to improve the squad. AVB has been sacked by Spurs I think that the players always come out smelling of roses because it is often they who don’t deliver rather the manager.
Exactly right "nonno" - If I was EH I would ban the players from talking to the local media over the festive period and at least until we have a few more points on the board. Get them concentrating on their jobs rather than how many "publicity points" they can get - UTC!
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: I think that the players’ energy would be better spent practicing (especially shooting on goal!) rather than be tempted by reporters’ Dictaphones or whatever they use these days! Every time players comment in the Echo sports page they under-perform on the pitch, not that they under-performed on Saturday, they simply could not make that telling pass or put the ball in the net, I guess that might be considered as under-performing!! The notion of sacking the manager is ludicrous to the extreme. By all means threaten them and the players and expect more but above all provide the means to improve the squad. AVB has been sacked by Spurs I think that the players always come out smelling of roses because it is often they who don’t deliver rather the manager.[/p][/quote]Exactly right "nonno" - If I was EH I would ban the players from talking to the local media over the festive period and at least until we have a few more points on the board. Get them concentrating on their jobs rather than how many "publicity points" they can get - UTC! kangman2012

8:28am Tue 17 Dec 13

smhinto says...

rednblack37 wrote:
smhinto wrote: Yes - Agree with everything Arter says in the above report. . But that aside, unless we start changing results around quickly we will be in a relegation scrap. It is a lot harder to get out of relegation in the Championship than it is in League One. . No doubt Eddie will rectify this issue during the January transfer window if Mr Denim will allow it. . But let us not be dillusional, as much as we all love and revere Eddie and Jasons achievements, they are not untouchable from receiving their P45's if Mr Denim believes that a return to League One is getting too close for comfort. . Regards
Or, we could just be positive for once...(silly me!).........Mr Demin may be very happy that we're in the Championship a year ahead of schedule and wanted to see how we did with the players we had before investing more again.......as we're ahead of the other 2 promoted clubs, he may be planning to give Eddie some funds to improve results and safeguard our place in this division. I have no idea and neither do you smhinto, but it wouldn't fit your agenda to view things in a positive manner would it.....no pleasure in being proved wrong is there?.........how does sacking him after just over a year help exactly? We need stability not constant managerial changes, if you can't see that then you really need to get a serious grip.
I believe you may have taken my post out of context. I have no wish whatsoever to see Eddie and Jason leave, they have been a revelation as we have all witnessed.
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What I am saying is they are not untouchable as some people seem to believe. As you know football is a results based business and there is no sentiment in football. Mr Denims patience is not endless. Just look at the number of clubs that have dispensed with their managers lately. Perhaps we should look at sacking one or two of the players!!
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In addition, I would have thought that Eddie would have utilised the loan market before now as results have not bben favourable for a number of weeks now.
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However, I do believe that funds will be made available in order to strenghthen in January, if not then a return to League One is not out of the question.
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Yes - Agree with everything Arter says in the above report. . But that aside, unless we start changing results around quickly we will be in a relegation scrap. It is a lot harder to get out of relegation in the Championship than it is in League One. . No doubt Eddie will rectify this issue during the January transfer window if Mr Denim will allow it. . But let us not be dillusional, as much as we all love and revere Eddie and Jasons achievements, they are not untouchable from receiving their P45's if Mr Denim believes that a return to League One is getting too close for comfort. . Regards[/p][/quote]Or, we could just be positive for once...(silly me!).........Mr Demin may be very happy that we're in the Championship a year ahead of schedule and wanted to see how we did with the players we had before investing more again.......as we're ahead of the other 2 promoted clubs, he may be planning to give Eddie some funds to improve results and safeguard our place in this division. I have no idea and neither do you smhinto, but it wouldn't fit your agenda to view things in a positive manner would it.....no pleasure in being proved wrong is there?.........how does sacking him after just over a year help exactly? We need stability not constant managerial changes, if you can't see that then you really need to get a serious grip.[/p][/quote]I believe you may have taken my post out of context. I have no wish whatsoever to see Eddie and Jason leave, they have been a revelation as we have all witnessed. . What I am saying is they are not untouchable as some people seem to believe. As you know football is a results based business and there is no sentiment in football. Mr Denims patience is not endless. Just look at the number of clubs that have dispensed with their managers lately. Perhaps we should look at sacking one or two of the players!! . In addition, I would have thought that Eddie would have utilised the loan market before now as results have not bben favourable for a number of weeks now. . However, I do believe that funds will be made available in order to strenghthen in January, if not then a return to League One is not out of the question. smhinto

8:49am Tue 17 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

saraman wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
saraman wrote: Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat.
I have no idea who you support, but are absolutely right. I agree completely, even about the mutual consent!
Hi rednblack37. I support The Seagulls, your neighbours to the east. As I said, I feel your anguish. Look at the turmoil we have been through for all those dark years ground sharing at Gillingham and crammed into an athletics stadium at Withdean accommodating no more than 8 thousand fans. We are now installed in a fabulous 30 thousand seater stadium with average gates of 27k. Again, not a gloat or a boast but the realisation of our dreams when all appeared lost. Your beloved Cherries also lived through some terrible years and almost slipped into The Conference as we did. It would be great to have four successful clubs strung along the south coast including Pompey. Our previous manager was sacked for misconduct, not for his lack of ability. EH has the ability to keep you in The Championship. So keep the faith and I look forward to welcoming you all to The Amex on Newyears day.
Greetings to Saraman, some wise and supportive words for which I thank you.

Here's wishing you a very merry Xmas but sadly coupled with a very unhappy New Years Day ;-}
UTC
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat.[/p][/quote]I have no idea who you support, but are absolutely right. I agree completely, even about the mutual consent![/p][/quote]Hi rednblack37. I support The Seagulls, your neighbours to the east. As I said, I feel your anguish. Look at the turmoil we have been through for all those dark years ground sharing at Gillingham and crammed into an athletics stadium at Withdean accommodating no more than 8 thousand fans. We are now installed in a fabulous 30 thousand seater stadium with average gates of 27k. Again, not a gloat or a boast but the realisation of our dreams when all appeared lost. Your beloved Cherries also lived through some terrible years and almost slipped into The Conference as we did. It would be great to have four successful clubs strung along the south coast including Pompey. Our previous manager was sacked for misconduct, not for his lack of ability. EH has the ability to keep you in The Championship. So keep the faith and I look forward to welcoming you all to The Amex on Newyears day.[/p][/quote]Greetings to Saraman, some wise and supportive words for which I thank you. Here's wishing you a very merry Xmas but sadly coupled with a very unhappy New Years Day ;-} UTC TedMacsCherryPants

9:23am Tue 17 Dec 13

saraman says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
saraman wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
saraman wrote: Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat.
I have no idea who you support, but are absolutely right. I agree completely, even about the mutual consent!
Hi rednblack37. I support The Seagulls, your neighbours to the east. As I said, I feel your anguish. Look at the turmoil we have been through for all those dark years ground sharing at Gillingham and crammed into an athletics stadium at Withdean accommodating no more than 8 thousand fans. We are now installed in a fabulous 30 thousand seater stadium with average gates of 27k. Again, not a gloat or a boast but the realisation of our dreams when all appeared lost. Your beloved Cherries also lived through some terrible years and almost slipped into The Conference as we did. It would be great to have four successful clubs strung along the south coast including Pompey. Our previous manager was sacked for misconduct, not for his lack of ability. EH has the ability to keep you in The Championship. So keep the faith and I look forward to welcoming you all to The Amex on Newyears day.
Greetings to Saraman, some wise and supportive words for which I thank you. Here's wishing you a very merry Xmas but sadly coupled with a very unhappy New Years Day ;-} UTC
Nice response rednblack. New Years day will be a cracker I'm sure.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat.[/p][/quote]I have no idea who you support, but are absolutely right. I agree completely, even about the mutual consent![/p][/quote]Hi rednblack37. I support The Seagulls, your neighbours to the east. As I said, I feel your anguish. Look at the turmoil we have been through for all those dark years ground sharing at Gillingham and crammed into an athletics stadium at Withdean accommodating no more than 8 thousand fans. We are now installed in a fabulous 30 thousand seater stadium with average gates of 27k. Again, not a gloat or a boast but the realisation of our dreams when all appeared lost. Your beloved Cherries also lived through some terrible years and almost slipped into The Conference as we did. It would be great to have four successful clubs strung along the south coast including Pompey. Our previous manager was sacked for misconduct, not for his lack of ability. EH has the ability to keep you in The Championship. So keep the faith and I look forward to welcoming you all to The Amex on Newyears day.[/p][/quote]Greetings to Saraman, some wise and supportive words for which I thank you. Here's wishing you a very merry Xmas but sadly coupled with a very unhappy New Years Day ;-} UTC[/p][/quote]Nice response rednblack. New Years day will be a cracker I'm sure. saraman

10:03am Tue 17 Dec 13

swanagecherrie says...

As saraman says even with gates of 27k our friends from the east are finding it hard to get into the top 6 as the revenue from these great crowds is not much more than the parachute payments. Its a fact that teams in this league that have not been in the prem are at a huge disadvantage. Just look at the players QPR has with gates of 16 to 17k. So lets just enjoy the ride hope to get a few more upsets and stay up which lets be honest was all of our aim this season.
As saraman says even with gates of 27k our friends from the east are finding it hard to get into the top 6 as the revenue from these great crowds is not much more than the parachute payments. Its a fact that teams in this league that have not been in the prem are at a huge disadvantage. Just look at the players QPR has with gates of 16 to 17k. So lets just enjoy the ride hope to get a few more upsets and stay up which lets be honest was all of our aim this season. swanagecherrie

10:45am Tue 17 Dec 13

abc100 says...

It's amazing how so many people on this site have had conversations about Afcb with Mr Denim, that he has told them if funds are available in January, weather Eddie & Jason are on borrowed time, all about the clubs finances, why Eddie Mitchell sold his shares to him, what his plans are for the future. I wish I had bumped into him and he told me all these things!!!!
It's amazing how so many people on this site have had conversations about Afcb with Mr Denim, that he has told them if funds are available in January, weather Eddie & Jason are on borrowed time, all about the clubs finances, why Eddie Mitchell sold his shares to him, what his plans are for the future. I wish I had bumped into him and he told me all these things!!!! abc100

11:16am Tue 17 Dec 13

swanagecherrie says...

abc100 wrote:
It's amazing how so many people on this site have had conversations about Afcb with Mr Denim, that he has told them if funds are available in January, weather Eddie & Jason are on borrowed time, all about the clubs finances, why Eddie Mitchell sold his shares to him, what his plans are for the future. I wish I had bumped into him and he told me all these things!!!!
He walked past me on his way into the ground once. He didn't tell me anything about the running of the club, I did find this a little strange as I thought he might as he seems to have told everyone else. So don't feel alone on this abc100.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: It's amazing how so many people on this site have had conversations about Afcb with Mr Denim, that he has told them if funds are available in January, weather Eddie & Jason are on borrowed time, all about the clubs finances, why Eddie Mitchell sold his shares to him, what his plans are for the future. I wish I had bumped into him and he told me all these things!!!![/p][/quote]He walked past me on his way into the ground once. He didn't tell me anything about the running of the club, I did find this a little strange as I thought he might as he seems to have told everyone else. So don't feel alone on this abc100. swanagecherrie

11:46am Tue 17 Dec 13

canfordcherry says...

saraman wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
saraman wrote: Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat.
I have no idea who you support, but are absolutely right. I agree completely, even about the mutual consent!
Hi rednblack37. I support The Seagulls, your neighbours to the east. As I said, I feel your anguish. Look at the turmoil we have been through for all those dark years ground sharing at Gillingham and crammed into an athletics stadium at Withdean accommodating no more than 8 thousand fans.

We are now installed in a fabulous 30 thousand seater stadium with average gates of 27k. Again, not a gloat or a boast but the realisation of our dreams when all appeared lost. Your beloved Cherries also lived through some terrible years and almost slipped into The Conference as we did.
It would be great to have four successful clubs strung along the south coast including Pompey.

Our previous manager was sacked for misconduct, not for his lack of ability. EH has the ability to keep you in The Championship.

So keep the faith and I look forward to welcoming you all to The Amex on Newyears day.
Does the welcome extend as far as purchasing food and drink for all of us, if not then it's not a very warm welcome I must say. You name the pub we'll be there!
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Hello again my good Cherries friends. Now you do know that I do not come on here to gloat. I am here because I do feel your anguish. Of course it is difficult to adapt to a higher division but any calls for the head of EH is just down right stupid. Above all what you need now is continuity not a new manager. Consider the clubs, (Wigan, SW, Barnsley, and now Watford to name a few) that have either sacked or released their managers by mutual consent ( that makes me chuckle, mutual consent) are still struggling. There is no way in the world that the current bottom three clubs will finish above you. I look forward to welcoming you in the newyear and sincerely hope that you pick up a few good points beforehand. As I have mentioned before it is difficult to compete on 10k gates, so with that in mind I believe that you are doing OK. Right, I have just donned my tin hat.[/p][/quote]I have no idea who you support, but are absolutely right. I agree completely, even about the mutual consent![/p][/quote]Hi rednblack37. I support The Seagulls, your neighbours to the east. As I said, I feel your anguish. Look at the turmoil we have been through for all those dark years ground sharing at Gillingham and crammed into an athletics stadium at Withdean accommodating no more than 8 thousand fans. We are now installed in a fabulous 30 thousand seater stadium with average gates of 27k. Again, not a gloat or a boast but the realisation of our dreams when all appeared lost. Your beloved Cherries also lived through some terrible years and almost slipped into The Conference as we did. It would be great to have four successful clubs strung along the south coast including Pompey. Our previous manager was sacked for misconduct, not for his lack of ability. EH has the ability to keep you in The Championship. So keep the faith and I look forward to welcoming you all to The Amex on Newyears day.[/p][/quote]Does the welcome extend as far as purchasing food and drink for all of us, if not then it's not a very warm welcome I must say. You name the pub we'll be there! canfordcherry

11:50am Tue 17 Dec 13

kentcherry says...

Intelligent comments from a Seagulls fan unlike the nonsense posted by some of our own so called supporters.
Intelligent comments from a Seagulls fan unlike the nonsense posted by some of our own so called supporters. kentcherry

12:48pm Tue 17 Dec 13

abc100 says...

swanagecherrie wrote:
abc100 wrote: It's amazing how so many people on this site have had conversations about Afcb with Mr Denim, that he has told them if funds are available in January, weather Eddie & Jason are on borrowed time, all about the clubs finances, why Eddie Mitchell sold his shares to him, what his plans are for the future. I wish I had bumped into him and he told me all these things!!!!
He walked past me on his way into the ground once. He didn't tell me anything about the running of the club, I did find this a little strange as I thought he might as he seems to have told everyone else. So don't feel alone on this abc100.
Maybe the ones that have all this information could let the rest of us know when they have spoken to Mr Denim or where they met him, come on you know who you are!!!
[quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: It's amazing how so many people on this site have had conversations about Afcb with Mr Denim, that he has told them if funds are available in January, weather Eddie & Jason are on borrowed time, all about the clubs finances, why Eddie Mitchell sold his shares to him, what his plans are for the future. I wish I had bumped into him and he told me all these things!!!![/p][/quote]He walked past me on his way into the ground once. He didn't tell me anything about the running of the club, I did find this a little strange as I thought he might as he seems to have told everyone else. So don't feel alone on this abc100.[/p][/quote]Maybe the ones that have all this information could let the rest of us know when they have spoken to Mr Denim or where they met him, come on you know who you are!!! abc100

12:55pm Tue 17 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

It is good to read some positive comments from a fellow football supporter and I am pleased that the spirit of Christmas is in full flow (going by the responses!).

Returning to who should be brought in. I have to say that those who are advocating a tall striker must reflect on the effectiveness of Birmingham's tall striker. Neither of the two goals was a result of having a tall striker up front in fact our defenders rendered him ineffective. Now if we can cope with defending against such a system how much more other teams who have been in this division are able to negate the long ball game? Having said that I must say that the most prolific advocate of a strong tall striker doesn't even watch us play so that may well tell us something! I do hope that our players examine their contribution and see whether there is room for improvement!

Happy Christmas to one and all. Looking forward to Boxing day and all the very best for the next game. Up the mighty Cherries
It is good to read some positive comments from a fellow football supporter and I am pleased that the spirit of Christmas is in full flow (going by the responses!). Returning to who should be brought in. I have to say that those who are advocating a tall striker must reflect on the effectiveness of Birmingham's tall striker. Neither of the two goals was a result of having a tall striker up front in fact our defenders rendered him ineffective. Now if we can cope with defending against such a system how much more other teams who have been in this division are able to negate the long ball game? Having said that I must say that the most prolific advocate of a strong tall striker doesn't even watch us play so that may well tell us something! I do hope that our players examine their contribution and see whether there is room for improvement! Happy Christmas to one and all. Looking forward to Boxing day and all the very best for the next game. Up the mighty Cherries nonnogeppetto

1:26pm Tue 17 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^ Hey Nonno while we’re being Xmas spirited here’s hoping that:-

All Saints fans get a nice blue footy shirt for Xmas
&
All Pompey fans get a nice red’n’white stripey one

There’s peace on Earth and good will to all men(?) for you!

UTCIAD

PS I will do Leeds & Swindle later....ho, ho, ho!
^ Hey Nonno while we’re being Xmas spirited here’s hoping that:- All Saints fans get a nice blue footy shirt for Xmas & All Pompey fans get a nice red’n’white stripey one There’s peace on Earth and good will to all men(?) for you! UTCIAD PS I will do Leeds & Swindle later....ho, ho, ho! TedMacsCherryPants

2:42pm Tue 17 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
^ Hey Nonno while we’re being Xmas spirited here’s hoping that:-

All Saints fans get a nice blue footy shirt for Xmas
&
All Pompey fans get a nice red’n’white stripey one

There’s peace on Earth and good will to all men(?) for you!

UTCIAD

PS I will do Leeds & Swindle later....ho, ho, ho!
Just returned from a stint of being father Christmas to a bunch of children I have to say that I was not surprised they cried when they saw me a burly 6'1" (I will keep my weight a secret but suffice to say I needed no padding!!!) they are told not to speak to strangers and guess what? mums say go on say hallo to this white bearded long haired red nosed old man!!!

Any way Ted....... Be a good boy now, not too good that no one believes you but good enough or will not be coming to visit you on Christmas Eve. ho ho ho
PS
Good luck to all our local teams
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Hey Nonno while we’re being Xmas spirited here’s hoping that:- All Saints fans get a nice blue footy shirt for Xmas & All Pompey fans get a nice red’n’white stripey one There’s peace on Earth and good will to all men(?) for you! UTCIAD PS I will do Leeds & Swindle later....ho, ho, ho![/p][/quote]Just returned from a stint of being father Christmas to a bunch of children I have to say that I was not surprised they cried when they saw me a burly 6'1" (I will keep my weight a secret but suffice to say I needed no padding!!!) they are told not to speak to strangers and guess what? mums say go on say hallo to this white bearded long haired red nosed old man!!! Any way Ted....... Be a good boy now, not too good that no one believes you but good enough or will not be coming to visit you on Christmas Eve. ho ho ho PS Good luck to all our local teams nonnogeppetto

4:09pm Tue 17 Dec 13

raybren says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
^ Hey Nonno while we’re being Xmas spirited here’s hoping that:-

All Saints fans get a nice blue footy shirt for Xmas
&
All Pompey fans get a nice red’n’white stripey one

There’s peace on Earth and good will to all men(?) for you!

UTCIAD

PS I will do Leeds & Swindle later....ho, ho, ho!
Mr Ted , don ' t want to be a fusspot but it is actually " peace among men of goodwill . " I am sure you would agree not all come under that heading .
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Hey Nonno while we’re being Xmas spirited here’s hoping that:- All Saints fans get a nice blue footy shirt for Xmas & All Pompey fans get a nice red’n’white stripey one There’s peace on Earth and good will to all men(?) for you! UTCIAD PS I will do Leeds & Swindle later....ho, ho, ho![/p][/quote]Mr Ted , don ' t want to be a fusspot but it is actually " peace among men of goodwill . " I am sure you would agree not all come under that heading . raybren

10:07pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Richard 1976 says...

susi.m wrote:
Speaking to a Birmingham fan after game I said to him that the long term, intelligent supporters knew it was going to be a very hard long season and that to stay up this year was their goal. His reply was that we would definitely stay up as we played such good football etc etc.
He thought we were a bit too naïve and needed to be more clinical in box etc.
If we stay up by one point then I will be more than happy.
The ones who criticise were obviously not around and going to games in the dark days of L2.
Stay positive.
Couldn't agree more. How close was our club to falling into the conference. Luton, Grimsby, Cambridge, Lincoln will all vouch for what a tedious league it is.. Stockport have fallen deeper still.. Let's not forget how recent our league status was in serious jeopardy..and how real the prospect of away games to the likes of Alfreton could have been. This season will be a success if we finish fourth from bottom, and after 23 years in the bottom two divisions I can't see any huge need to worry.. Very proud of what the team and management have achieved since last October . Up the cherries..
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: Speaking to a Birmingham fan after game I said to him that the long term, intelligent supporters knew it was going to be a very hard long season and that to stay up this year was their goal. His reply was that we would definitely stay up as we played such good football etc etc. He thought we were a bit too naïve and needed to be more clinical in box etc. If we stay up by one point then I will be more than happy. The ones who criticise were obviously not around and going to games in the dark days of L2. Stay positive.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. How close was our club to falling into the conference. Luton, Grimsby, Cambridge, Lincoln will all vouch for what a tedious league it is.. Stockport have fallen deeper still.. Let's not forget how recent our league status was in serious jeopardy..and how real the prospect of away games to the likes of Alfreton could have been. This season will be a success if we finish fourth from bottom, and after 23 years in the bottom two divisions I can't see any huge need to worry.. Very proud of what the team and management have achieved since last October . Up the cherries.. Richard 1976

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