AFC Bournemouth: Eddie Howe tells Shwan Jalal he can leave Dean Court

Bournemouth Echo: ON HIS WAY: Shwan Jalal ON HIS WAY: Shwan Jalal

LONG-serving Cherries goalkeeper Shwan Jalal could be the first casualty of a January clear-out after being told he can leave Dean Court.

Boss Eddie Howe tonight confirmed the 30-year-old was no longer in his plans and said he expected Jalal to move on when the window reopens next month.

Jalal, signed by Kevin Bond from Peterborough in 2008, starred under Howe during Cherries’ Great Escape from relegation and in their League Two promotion campaign.

He missed just three league games as Cherries suffered play-off heartbreak in 2011 before losing his place to Darryl Flahavan the following season.

And despite regaining the number one spot at the start of last season, Jalal was replaced firstly by David James and then by Ryan Allsop.

Jalal, who has kept 48 clean sheets in 147 league starts for Cherries, has not featured since lining up in a 3-1 defeat at Leyton Orient in March.

He had a fruitless loan spell at Oxford United in September, when he did not make an appearance, and last week trained with Bradford City.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Echo, Howe said: “Shwan has trained very hard and has been a very good professional.

“He has been to a couple of clubs and had his loan move at Oxford.

“I think the next step for his career is that he goes somewhere, plays and gets in the public eye again.

“Unfortunately, this is one of the most difficult parts of my job because he has done really well and has been a great servant to the club, both on and off the pitch.

“He has been the ultimate professional and has been here through some really hard times and helped the club through them.

“But, at this stage of his career, sitting as a number two or three isn’t going to do him any good.

“He needs and wants to play and still has that desire to be a number one. Unfortunately, that is not going to be here but I still feel someone will be getting a very good goalkeeper.”

Jalal, whose existing contract with the club is due to expire at the end of the season, could command a small transfer fee or may be allowed to leave on a free.

Meanwhile, boss Howe and his management team will be among the crowd when Cherries host Hereford United in the third round of the FA Youth Cup at Dean Court tomorrow (7pm).

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7:36pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

Unsurprising, but I will be sad to see him go, so wish him well.....
Unsurprising, but I will be sad to see him go, so wish him well..... Afcbpete

8:26pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Jim_Springbourne says...

Sad to see him go, but I'm not sure that he was ever the same after that nasty facial injury at Leyton Orient.

Thanks for everything, Shwan, and good luck for the future.
Sad to see him go, but I'm not sure that he was ever the same after that nasty facial injury at Leyton Orient. Thanks for everything, Shwan, and good luck for the future. Jim_Springbourne

8:31pm Wed 18 Dec 13

bmb says...

Good Luck for the future Shwan.
Good Luck for the future Shwan. bmb

8:52pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

What a wrong decision he stuck by us when we was suffering to pay his wage as soon as we get money we get rid of him what a joke I'm not happy at all and he isn't even bad never had a chance this season shocking news good lunch Shawn you will be missed
What a wrong decision he stuck by us when we was suffering to pay his wage as soon as we get money we get rid of him what a joke I'm not happy at all and he isn't even bad never had a chance this season shocking news good lunch Shawn you will be missed Afcbives

9:13pm Wed 18 Dec 13

canfordcherry says...

Lets hope he doesn't come back to haunt us at some later date!
All the best.
Lets hope he doesn't come back to haunt us at some later date! All the best. canfordcherry

10:32pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Royal cherry says...

Feel sorry for jalal,can think of players to dump ahead of him,namely parting ton,fogden,Thomas,Ad
dison,flahaven,pitma
n,mcdermott,hughes.a
ll second rate.
Feel sorry for jalal,can think of players to dump ahead of him,namely parting ton,fogden,Thomas,Ad dison,flahaven,pitma n,mcdermott,hughes.a ll second rate. Royal cherry

11:18pm Wed 18 Dec 13

dekayedcherry says...

As it looks likely we will sign Lee Camp in January, EH needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers. If Jalal stays it is likely he will be third choice and drop to fourth choice when/if Ryan Allsop comes back who has age on his side. Flahavan has Championship experience which is probably why EH is preparedto let Jalal go. I'm sure most supporters will wish him every success at which ever club he joins as he has been a good servant to the club since 2008.
As it looks likely we will sign Lee Camp in January, EH needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers. If Jalal stays it is likely he will be third choice and drop to fourth choice when/if Ryan Allsop comes back who has age on his side. Flahavan has Championship experience which is probably why EH is preparedto let Jalal go. I'm sure most supporters will wish him every success at which ever club he joins as he has been a good servant to the club since 2008. dekayedcherry

12:37am Thu 19 Dec 13

YafcbY says...

Good luck Shwan Jalal!!!
You've been marvellous and I hope you manage to find some first team football in the future. Guess sometimes it's just time to move on but you'll be missed!!!
Good luck Shwan Jalal!!! You've been marvellous and I hope you manage to find some first team football in the future. Guess sometimes it's just time to move on but you'll be missed!!! YafcbY

6:22am Thu 19 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Good luck Shwan, a very popular keeper. Hope to see you between the sticks again at DC even if it is with another team, there will be a serious ovation for you!!!
Good luck Shwan, a very popular keeper. Hope to see you between the sticks again at DC even if it is with another team, there will be a serious ovation for you!!! TedMacsCherryPants

8:21am Thu 19 Dec 13

djd says...

So Jalal can go, Buchel has been lent to Poole, there is a query whether WBA will recall Camp, Flahavan has a thumb injury, Allsop has just returned to training.
All we need now is a goalkeeper.
So Jalal can go, Buchel has been lent to Poole, there is a query whether WBA will recall Camp, Flahavan has a thumb injury, Allsop has just returned to training. All we need now is a goalkeeper. djd

9:01am Thu 19 Dec 13

bobsworthforever says...

Very strange he trains hard is a good professional and will make someone else a good goalkeeper sounds like a bit of a sales pitch to me.Mind you his contract runs out soon.Bad luck I thought he was a really decent keeper wish him well
Very strange he trains hard is a good professional and will make someone else a good goalkeeper sounds like a bit of a sales pitch to me.Mind you his contract runs out soon.Bad luck I thought he was a really decent keeper wish him well bobsworthforever

9:19am Thu 19 Dec 13

Dukecherry says...

djd wrote:
So Jalal can go, Buchel has been lent to Poole, there is a query whether WBA will recall Camp, Flahavan has a thumb injury, Allsop has just returned to training.
All we need now is a goalkeeper.
EH's reasoning is flawed, and has been for some time. your post eloquently sums up the shortcomings of Eddie's managerial skills.
What is more worrying is that the same flawed pattern he is employing is plaguing other positions in terms of cover and selection of players.
I wish Shwan all the best. He deserves better than what he got at the club he served best.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: So Jalal can go, Buchel has been lent to Poole, there is a query whether WBA will recall Camp, Flahavan has a thumb injury, Allsop has just returned to training. All we need now is a goalkeeper.[/p][/quote]EH's reasoning is flawed, and has been for some time. your post eloquently sums up the shortcomings of Eddie's managerial skills. What is more worrying is that the same flawed pattern he is employing is plaguing other positions in terms of cover and selection of players. I wish Shwan all the best. He deserves better than what he got at the club he served best. Dukecherry

11:10am Thu 19 Dec 13

jontee says...

why
why jontee

11:17am Thu 19 Dec 13

jontee says...

SJ held out for a better contract in 2011and, although Eddie wasn't here then, I don't think he has ever been forgiven for that.
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Sorry Eddie, but this is a crass decision. Shwan is better than Flahaven and better than Allsop will ever be. Camp is class, but we will be very unlikely to hang on to him. Why has SJ not even been given a chance this season ?
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As has been said above, there are many others we could do with clearing out first. Unfortunately they are not near the end of their contracts and no one else wants them. Prime example is the injury prone Partington.
SJ held out for a better contract in 2011and, although Eddie wasn't here then, I don't think he has ever been forgiven for that. . Sorry Eddie, but this is a crass decision. Shwan is better than Flahaven and better than Allsop will ever be. Camp is class, but we will be very unlikely to hang on to him. Why has SJ not even been given a chance this season ? . As has been said above, there are many others we could do with clearing out first. Unfortunately they are not near the end of their contracts and no one else wants them. Prime example is the injury prone Partington. jontee

1:33pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Dukecherry says...

dekayedcherry wrote:
As it looks likely we will sign Lee Camp in January, EH needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers. If Jalal stays it is likely he will be third choice and drop to fourth choice when/if Ryan Allsop comes back who has age on his side. Flahavan has Championship experience which is probably why EH is preparedto let Jalal go. I'm sure most supporters will wish him every success at which ever club he joins as he has been a good servant to the club since 2008.
As it looks likely EH will pay a fortune for Camp and put him on a hefty wage, he needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers only to find that Flahaven (who with all his Champoinship experience was not able to stop the slide in L1 under Bradbury and Groves until Shwan stepped into the breach) is injured, Allsop is not fully fit, Buchel is not too experienced, we will be asking him to sign another keeper.
Look at the stats: 48 clean sheets in 147 games, yet not one single opportunity to prove his worth, and listen to the noises being made about a keeper who has not even been warming the bench for months at WBA. Now he is our hero. Desperate times.
But hey, it is all hunky-dory in defence, midfield, and above all up front.
[quote][p][bold]dekayedcherry[/bold] wrote: As it looks likely we will sign Lee Camp in January, EH needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers. If Jalal stays it is likely he will be third choice and drop to fourth choice when/if Ryan Allsop comes back who has age on his side. Flahavan has Championship experience which is probably why EH is preparedto let Jalal go. I'm sure most supporters will wish him every success at which ever club he joins as he has been a good servant to the club since 2008.[/p][/quote]As it looks likely EH will pay a fortune for Camp and put him on a hefty wage, he needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers only to find that Flahaven (who with all his Champoinship experience was not able to stop the slide in L1 under Bradbury and Groves until Shwan stepped into the breach) is injured, Allsop is not fully fit, Buchel is not too experienced, we will be asking him to sign another keeper. Look at the stats: 48 clean sheets in 147 games, yet not one single opportunity to prove his worth, and listen to the noises being made about a keeper who has not even been warming the bench for months at WBA. Now he is our hero. Desperate times. But hey, it is all hunky-dory in defence, midfield, and above all up front. Dukecherry

3:22pm Thu 19 Dec 13

harrythered says...

Dukecherry wrote:
dekayedcherry wrote:
As it looks likely we will sign Lee Camp in January, EH needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers. If Jalal stays it is likely he will be third choice and drop to fourth choice when/if Ryan Allsop comes back who has age on his side. Flahavan has Championship experience which is probably why EH is preparedto let Jalal go. I'm sure most supporters will wish him every success at which ever club he joins as he has been a good servant to the club since 2008.
As it looks likely EH will pay a fortune for Camp and put him on a hefty wage, he needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers only to find that Flahaven (who with all his Champoinship experience was not able to stop the slide in L1 under Bradbury and Groves until Shwan stepped into the breach) is injured, Allsop is not fully fit, Buchel is not too experienced, we will be asking him to sign another keeper.
Look at the stats: 48 clean sheets in 147 games, yet not one single opportunity to prove his worth, and listen to the noises being made about a keeper who has not even been warming the bench for months at WBA. Now he is our hero. Desperate times.
But hey, it is all hunky-dory in defence, midfield, and above all up front.
He won't have to pay anything for Camp - he is out of contract on Jan 2. Never mind the facts getting in he way of your rant thought
[quote][p][bold]Dukecherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dekayedcherry[/bold] wrote: As it looks likely we will sign Lee Camp in January, EH needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers. If Jalal stays it is likely he will be third choice and drop to fourth choice when/if Ryan Allsop comes back who has age on his side. Flahavan has Championship experience which is probably why EH is preparedto let Jalal go. I'm sure most supporters will wish him every success at which ever club he joins as he has been a good servant to the club since 2008.[/p][/quote]As it looks likely EH will pay a fortune for Camp and put him on a hefty wage, he needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers only to find that Flahaven (who with all his Champoinship experience was not able to stop the slide in L1 under Bradbury and Groves until Shwan stepped into the breach) is injured, Allsop is not fully fit, Buchel is not too experienced, we will be asking him to sign another keeper. Look at the stats: 48 clean sheets in 147 games, yet not one single opportunity to prove his worth, and listen to the noises being made about a keeper who has not even been warming the bench for months at WBA. Now he is our hero. Desperate times. But hey, it is all hunky-dory in defence, midfield, and above all up front.[/p][/quote]He won't have to pay anything for Camp - he is out of contract on Jan 2. Never mind the facts getting in he way of your rant thought harrythered

4:33pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Square Old Codger says...

There could be several of the fringe players on their way next month. I reckon that we have 6/7 players on the books that are most unlikely to play in the first team, unless there was a dire emergency. Eddie needs to reduce the wage bill , if he is to bring the players needed in and stay within the salary cap. He was saying this morning that he wasn't sure of what monies were available yet for transfer fees. Sad to see Jamal go, a good keeper, but if he can find a Club that will offer him the chance of regular play, it will be good for him. I suspect that will motivate him, unlike some who will sit and draw their good wages to sit on their backsides.
There could be several of the fringe players on their way next month. I reckon that we have 6/7 players on the books that are most unlikely to play in the first team, unless there was a dire emergency. Eddie needs to reduce the wage bill , if he is to bring the players needed in and stay within the salary cap. He was saying this morning that he wasn't sure of what monies were available yet for transfer fees. Sad to see Jamal go, a good keeper, but if he can find a Club that will offer him the chance of regular play, it will be good for him. I suspect that will motivate him, unlike some who will sit and draw their good wages to sit on their backsides. Square Old Codger

5:50pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Dukecherry says...

harrythered wrote:
Dukecherry wrote:
dekayedcherry wrote:
As it looks likely we will sign Lee Camp in January, EH needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers. If Jalal stays it is likely he will be third choice and drop to fourth choice when/if Ryan Allsop comes back who has age on his side. Flahavan has Championship experience which is probably why EH is preparedto let Jalal go. I'm sure most supporters will wish him every success at which ever club he joins as he has been a good servant to the club since 2008.
As it looks likely EH will pay a fortune for Camp and put him on a hefty wage, he needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers only to find that Flahaven (who with all his Champoinship experience was not able to stop the slide in L1 under Bradbury and Groves until Shwan stepped into the breach) is injured, Allsop is not fully fit, Buchel is not too experienced, we will be asking him to sign another keeper.
Look at the stats: 48 clean sheets in 147 games, yet not one single opportunity to prove his worth, and listen to the noises being made about a keeper who has not even been warming the bench for months at WBA. Now he is our hero. Desperate times.
But hey, it is all hunky-dory in defence, midfield, and above all up front.
He won't have to pay anything for Camp - he is out of contract on Jan 2. Never mind the facts getting in he way of your rant thought
I would rather go on a rant than wear a blindfold or become an apologist.
A player going on a free will command a bigger wage and signing on fee Mr arrythered.
And if we are relegated we will continue to pay his wages and those of the other supersignings.... from your season ticket.
[quote][p][bold]harrythered[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dukecherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dekayedcherry[/bold] wrote: As it looks likely we will sign Lee Camp in January, EH needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers. If Jalal stays it is likely he will be third choice and drop to fourth choice when/if Ryan Allsop comes back who has age on his side. Flahavan has Championship experience which is probably why EH is preparedto let Jalal go. I'm sure most supporters will wish him every success at which ever club he joins as he has been a good servant to the club since 2008.[/p][/quote]As it looks likely EH will pay a fortune for Camp and put him on a hefty wage, he needs to trim his goalkeeping numbers only to find that Flahaven (who with all his Champoinship experience was not able to stop the slide in L1 under Bradbury and Groves until Shwan stepped into the breach) is injured, Allsop is not fully fit, Buchel is not too experienced, we will be asking him to sign another keeper. Look at the stats: 48 clean sheets in 147 games, yet not one single opportunity to prove his worth, and listen to the noises being made about a keeper who has not even been warming the bench for months at WBA. Now he is our hero. Desperate times. But hey, it is all hunky-dory in defence, midfield, and above all up front.[/p][/quote]He won't have to pay anything for Camp - he is out of contract on Jan 2. Never mind the facts getting in he way of your rant thought[/p][/quote]I would rather go on a rant than wear a blindfold or become an apologist. A player going on a free will command a bigger wage and signing on fee Mr arrythered. And if we are relegated we will continue to pay his wages and those of the other supersignings.... from your season ticket. Dukecherry

5:57pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Dukecherry says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
There could be several of the fringe players on their way next month. I reckon that we have 6/7 players on the books that are most unlikely to play in the first team, unless there was a dire emergency. Eddie needs to reduce the wage bill , if he is to bring the players needed in and stay within the salary cap. He was saying this morning that he wasn't sure of what monies were available yet for transfer fees. Sad to see Jamal go, a good keeper, but if he can find a Club that will offer him the chance of regular play, it will be good for him. I suspect that will motivate him, unlike some who will sit and draw their good wages to sit on their backsides.
Ja(L)al has proved his worth to the club as the stats show. I do not believe he is on the same wages as the Hartes, Surmans et al. It seems that only magnificent possession stats count for the learned.
Do you include our multi-million signing in the group of players sitting on their backsides?
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: There could be several of the fringe players on their way next month. I reckon that we have 6/7 players on the books that are most unlikely to play in the first team, unless there was a dire emergency. Eddie needs to reduce the wage bill , if he is to bring the players needed in and stay within the salary cap. He was saying this morning that he wasn't sure of what monies were available yet for transfer fees. Sad to see Jamal go, a good keeper, but if he can find a Club that will offer him the chance of regular play, it will be good for him. I suspect that will motivate him, unlike some who will sit and draw their good wages to sit on their backsides.[/p][/quote]Ja(L)al has proved his worth to the club as the stats show. I do not believe he is on the same wages as the Hartes, Surmans et al. It seems that only magnificent possession stats count for the learned. Do you include our multi-million signing in the group of players sitting on their backsides? Dukecherry

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