AFC Bournemouth: First-half goals help Cherries sink Sheffield Wednesday

Bournemouth Echo: Lewis Grabban celebrates his goal Lewis Grabban celebrates his goal

ANOTHER disciplined away performance saw Cherries seal a crucial 2-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday thanks to goals from Matt Ritchie and Lewis Grabban.

Much like their heroics at Reading a fortnight ago, Eddie Howe’s men were largely resolute in defence with an incisive streak on the break.

Ritchie’s low rocket – his third goal in five Championship starts – handed the visitors the initiative after 10 minutes before top scorer Grabban’s ninth of a prolific season so far gave Cherries a two-goal cushion at half-time.

Cherries were happy to stifle the game after the interval and had little cause for concern until Camp punched Joe Mattock’s cross onto Charlie Daniels with the ricochet falling to Jacques Maghoma who netted from close range.

However, the was little in the way of late drama as the Owls, booed by their own fans at half-time and the end, failed to find any kind of fluency as Cherries secured a maximum haul that moves them eight points clear of Wednesday and the relegation zone.

The most notable absentee from Cherries’ team sheet was sidelined defender Steve Cook but boss Eddie Howe was able to recall Elliott Ward who had recovered sufficiently from his calf injury to fill the void at centre-half.

On the left wing, Ryan Fraser made his return in place of Marc Pugh who started on the bench.

Despite being forced to soak up some early pressure, Cherries took the lead with a razor-sharp move from their first attack.

Andrew Surman kept in play the ball on the right and rolled into the path of Ritchie’s driving run from deep. The winger then powered inside and hit a fierce low shot to beat home keeper Damian Martinez at his near post from the edge of the area.

Another slick passing move on the break threatened to carve open Wednesday once more as Fraser burst forward and switched the play to Grabban on the right.

Ritchie was soon in support and found the on-rushing Surman who managed to get the ball from under his feet and force Martinez into a low save to his right.

Jermaine Johnson did his best to inject some urgency into the hosts but Cherries held firm and another penetrating phase of play quickly doubled their advantage.

Ritchie’s clever touch fed Arter to play a sumptuous threaded ball down the right channel for Grabban to overpower his marker and rifle home at the near post on 27 minutes.

With the home crowd growing restless, the Owls briefly upped the ante with Jermaine Johnson hitting the side netting and defender Miguel Llera forcing an awkward save from Lee Camp.

Midfielder Giles Coke thumped wide when well placed while Cherries defender Daniels was lucky Maghoma chose to stay on his feet during a penalty area tangle.

Cherries might have got a decisive third when Grabban raced on to a lofted throughball but Martinez just beat him to the chase with the Wednesday goal gaping on the stroke of half-time.

Despite a subdued opening to the second half, Scottish sensation Ryan Fraser kept probing with some barnstorming runs and his well-weighted pass deserved much better when Grabban raced away only for his touch inside for Arter to prove too weak.

Sights of goal were proving rare for Cherries in the second half but Llera almost gift wrapped number three by dallying in possession though the on-rushing Ritchie’s shot was always rising.

As Cherries gradually retreated, Wednesday piled on the pressure without testing Camp before an error from the on-loan stopper gave the Owls their scarcely deserved lifeline with eight minutes left.

Camp came for substitute Mattock’s deep cross from the left but the ball bounced off Daniels into the path of Maghoma on the line who simply could not miss.

However, the was little sign of a grandstand finale with the home side failing to find the necessary tempo, and Grabban, who was flicked in by Marc Pugh from Daniels’ long throw towards the end, should have settled the contest but shot tamely at Martinez.

 

MATCH FACTS

Sheffield Wednesday: Martinez, Palmer, Llera, Roger Johnson, Reda Johnson, Lee, Coke, Semedo (Helan, 66), J Johnson (Mattock, 80), Nuhiu (Savic, 66), Maghoma.

Unused subs: McCabe, Corry, McPhail, Kirkland (g/k).

Goal: Maghoma 82.

Booked: Reda Johnson.

Cherries: Camp, Francis, Elphick, Ward, Daniels, O'Kane, Arter, Surman (MacDonald, 86), Ritchie, Fraser (Pugh, 72), Grabban (Pitman, 90).

Unused subs: Harte, Addison, Rantie, Allsop (g/k).

Goals: Ritchie 10, Grabban 27.

Booked: Elphick.

Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire)

Attendance: 21,057.

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6:35pm Sat 21 Dec 13

cherrybakewell says...

What No comments, OH of course not we won.
What No comments, OH of course not we won. cherrybakewell

6:44pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Court Side says...

What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).
What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that). Court Side

6:52pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

Amazing victory well done afc Bournemouth in eddie we trust
Amazing victory well done afc Bournemouth in eddie we trust Afcbives

6:53pm Sat 21 Dec 13

swanagecherrie says...

I though we should have 9 out of the 12 points available over the xmas period I was worried after the Birmingham game as i thought the only banana skin would be yoevil (Just had a bad feeling for no reason).
Anyway 3 points on the board just 6 to go.Can't comment on the game as I couldn't go to this one but listening on Cherry player it sounded pretty easy and we should have scored more but I would leave commenting on that to the ppl that went.
P.S totally agree cherrybakewell wheres all the comments when we win ???
I though we should have 9 out of the 12 points available over the xmas period I was worried after the Birmingham game as i thought the only banana skin would be yoevil (Just had a bad feeling for no reason). Anyway 3 points on the board just 6 to go.Can't comment on the game as I couldn't go to this one but listening on Cherry player it sounded pretty easy and we should have scored more but I would leave commenting on that to the ppl that went. P.S totally agree cherrybakewell wheres all the comments when we win ??? swanagecherrie

6:59pm Sat 21 Dec 13

bobsworthforever says...

Were not going down the dont go to the games mob are in denial
Were not going down the dont go to the games mob are in denial bobsworthforever

6:59pm Sat 21 Dec 13

brungo says...

hey guys & gals, talking of a lack of posts, where's 'DORSET BLUE' these days & also that twerp SMINTO who people are daft enough to reply to, thus encouraging them to keep on commenting their utter garbage? don't bother replying to them as it just feeds their desire to keep posting & no real afcb needs to read that tosh do they?

seen the good, the bad & the ugly with afcb since late 1960's but feel we just may be on the verge of growing into a nice little championship club. would be great to stay here for a few seasons, increase the fan base & maybe even own our own ground again one day.

can i just ask the club to sort out the food & drink issues on matchdays as they are missing vital income at half time by having too long queues. maybe worth utilising the touchline area with mobile selling if allowed?
hey guys & gals, talking of a lack of posts, where's 'DORSET BLUE' these days & also that twerp SMINTO who people are daft enough to reply to, thus encouraging them to keep on commenting their utter garbage? don't bother replying to them as it just feeds their desire to keep posting & no real afcb needs to read that tosh do they? seen the good, the bad & the ugly with afcb since late 1960's but feel we just may be on the verge of growing into a nice little championship club. would be great to stay here for a few seasons, increase the fan base & maybe even own our own ground again one day. can i just ask the club to sort out the food & drink issues on matchdays as they are missing vital income at half time by having too long queues. maybe worth utilising the touchline area with mobile selling if allowed? brungo

7:00pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Lesleycherry says...

Great result, started off my Christmas on a high note. Sounded like an excellent performance by all our players, well done to the whole team. It was good to hear some favourable comments for Eunan for a change. I couldn't believe there were over 21000 supporters in that ground, you could hardly hear anything on the radio, only the Cherries' supporters!
Well done everybody, please can we have another Christmas cracker on Thursday!
Great result, started off my Christmas on a high note. Sounded like an excellent performance by all our players, well done to the whole team. It was good to hear some favourable comments for Eunan for a change. I couldn't believe there were over 21000 supporters in that ground, you could hardly hear anything on the radio, only the Cherries' supporters! Well done everybody, please can we have another Christmas cracker on Thursday! Lesleycherry

7:08pm Sat 21 Dec 13

lymicherry says...

With each passing week, Matt Ritchie looks increasingly like the best £500,000 this club has ever spent. Shame that a growing number of Premiership scouts will be thinking exactly the same, but at least it's a win-win situation - we'll emerge from the transfer window either with a stellar player still on the books, or with a nice fat profit to reinvest in the squad. Happy Christmas to one and all...
With each passing week, Matt Ritchie looks increasingly like the best £500,000 this club has ever spent. Shame that a growing number of Premiership scouts will be thinking exactly the same, but at least it's a win-win situation - we'll emerge from the transfer window either with a stellar player still on the books, or with a nice fat profit to reinvest in the squad. Happy Christmas to one and all... lymicherry

7:14pm Sat 21 Dec 13

lofty1971 says...

Court Side wrote:
What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).
Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel.

Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).[/p][/quote]Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel. Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present , lofty1971

7:22pm Sat 21 Dec 13

stjxf12 says...

Back to back away wins in the Championship .Happy Days . Very nice Christmas present thank you and well done to the Management duo , well done to the team and well done to the travelling barmy army. A very Merry Christmas to all and it's great that the usual suspects of negative doom mongers are staying away in their droves. Marvellous night. UTCIAD
Back to back away wins in the Championship .Happy Days . Very nice Christmas present thank you and well done to the Management duo , well done to the team and well done to the travelling barmy army. A very Merry Christmas to all and it's great that the usual suspects of negative doom mongers are staying away in their droves. Marvellous night. UTCIAD stjxf12

7:29pm Sat 21 Dec 13

nicoAFCB says...

Fantastic win from the lads today and the 300 fans that went up were brilliant. 3 points on Thursday and we will be looking good going into the new year! Well done to Eddie, Jason, the lads and the supporters! UTCIAD!
Fantastic win from the lads today and the 300 fans that went up were brilliant. 3 points on Thursday and we will be looking good going into the new year! Well done to Eddie, Jason, the lads and the supporters! UTCIAD! nicoAFCB

7:35pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Who_R_Ya says...

Great result today well done to all the players and supporters that went let's keep it going now. Amazing when we score eh 3 great points. Bring on Yeovil Happy Christmas.
Great result today well done to all the players and supporters that went let's keep it going now. Amazing when we score eh 3 great points. Bring on Yeovil Happy Christmas. Who_R_Ya

7:38pm Sat 21 Dec 13

bmthtillidie says...

Midlands based so was at the game. In truth it wasn't a great game. Both teams gave he ball away too often, we were the worst offenders. We had 5 in midfield but they still seemed to find space but our defence was far too good for their attack. MR's goal should have been saved by the goalie but Grabs's goal was a rocket. Second half we resorted to hoofing it out of defence too often and with only Grabs up front it kept coming back. The passing manual obviously got left in Bmth. I only counted 2 shots on goal for them such was our superior defence. We deserved to win and 3 points away from home especially in a potential 6 pointer is so valuable. MOM was Grabs, great goal and kept running until he had no energy left. Beat Yeovil and the doom and gloom merchants will have to be quiet. Confident we'll stay up.
Midlands based so was at the game. In truth it wasn't a great game. Both teams gave he ball away too often, we were the worst offenders. We had 5 in midfield but they still seemed to find space but our defence was far too good for their attack. MR's goal should have been saved by the goalie but Grabs's goal was a rocket. Second half we resorted to hoofing it out of defence too often and with only Grabs up front it kept coming back. The passing manual obviously got left in Bmth. I only counted 2 shots on goal for them such was our superior defence. We deserved to win and 3 points away from home especially in a potential 6 pointer is so valuable. MOM was Grabs, great goal and kept running until he had no energy left. Beat Yeovil and the doom and gloom merchants will have to be quiet. Confident we'll stay up. bmthtillidie

7:38pm Sat 21 Dec 13

raybren says...

No matter what you say it ' s always nice to hear from SMHINTO ; It ' s no good just winning games , we need to win by a bigger margin to improve our goal difference ! I fear we will win too many games by the odd goal , draw a few and lose some . All of this will prove that I was right all along ! Make sure you read the post carefully before replying . Have been scouting a two left footed right winger today ! Regards .
No matter what you say it ' s always nice to hear from SMHINTO ; It ' s no good just winning games , we need to win by a bigger margin to improve our goal difference ! I fear we will win too many games by the odd goal , draw a few and lose some . All of this will prove that I was right all along ! Make sure you read the post carefully before replying . Have been scouting a two left footed right winger today ! Regards . raybren

7:48pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Talkingheadera says...

Like I said last week I stand by my 14th position prediction.
I was criticised by someone for this and for singing the teams praises as they were excellent last week .
So 3 good performances in 3 games. As I also said we will not go down. No chance.
Like I said last week I stand by my 14th position prediction. I was criticised by someone for this and for singing the teams praises as they were excellent last week . So 3 good performances in 3 games. As I also said we will not go down. No chance. Talkingheadera

7:48pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

Excellent result, certainly a boost for the coming busy period, and sounded like a reasonable performance listening to Silent. Really Hope Cook isn't out too long now, still Eddie is robbed from playing his strongest team, and although we made it difficult towards the end, we thankfully came home with the points.... UTCIAD
Excellent result, certainly a boost for the coming busy period, and sounded like a reasonable performance listening to Silent. Really Hope Cook isn't out too long now, still Eddie is robbed from playing his strongest team, and although we made it difficult towards the end, we thankfully came home with the points.... UTCIAD Afcbpete

7:49pm Sat 21 Dec 13

YorkshireCherry says...

Very competent away performance and 3 very deserved points. Yes Wednesday were very poor but we were very good, pressed them high up the pitch and played some lovely stuff at times. Arter's pass for the second goal was indeed sumptious - looked like he hit it with the outside of his foot and you could see the way it swerved into Grabban's path perfectly from where we were sitting. Just need to find a format that works for us at home now!
Very competent away performance and 3 very deserved points. Yes Wednesday were very poor but we were very good, pressed them high up the pitch and played some lovely stuff at times. Arter's pass for the second goal was indeed sumptious - looked like he hit it with the outside of his foot and you could see the way it swerved into Grabban's path perfectly from where we were sitting. Just need to find a format that works for us at home now! YorkshireCherry

7:50pm Sat 21 Dec 13

MidlandExile says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
Midlands based so was at the game. In truth it wasn't a great game. Both teams gave he ball away too often, we were the worst offenders. We had 5 in midfield but they still seemed to find space but our defence was far too good for their attack. MR's goal should have been saved by the goalie but Grabs's goal was a rocket. Second half we resorted to hoofing it out of defence too often and with only Grabs up front it kept coming back. The passing manual obviously got left in Bmth. I only counted 2 shots on goal for them such was our superior defence. We deserved to win and 3 points away from home especially in a potential 6 pointer is so valuable. MOM was Grabs, great goal and kept running until he had no energy left. Beat Yeovil and the doom and gloom merchants will have to be quiet. Confident we'll stay up.
As another Midlands base fan who was at the game, I think your summary is spot on. Sadly for Wednesday, we did not have to be anywhere near our best to win. We played far better at Leicester and came away with nothing. Grabbs was brilliant up front on his own and was a constant threat. The defence, with Ward back, looked solid and we even entered into the Christmas spirit by gifting them a goal they did not deserve. We are really turning into a good away side. Improve at home and we will sail up the league.
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: Midlands based so was at the game. In truth it wasn't a great game. Both teams gave he ball away too often, we were the worst offenders. We had 5 in midfield but they still seemed to find space but our defence was far too good for their attack. MR's goal should have been saved by the goalie but Grabs's goal was a rocket. Second half we resorted to hoofing it out of defence too often and with only Grabs up front it kept coming back. The passing manual obviously got left in Bmth. I only counted 2 shots on goal for them such was our superior defence. We deserved to win and 3 points away from home especially in a potential 6 pointer is so valuable. MOM was Grabs, great goal and kept running until he had no energy left. Beat Yeovil and the doom and gloom merchants will have to be quiet. Confident we'll stay up.[/p][/quote]As another Midlands base fan who was at the game, I think your summary is spot on. Sadly for Wednesday, we did not have to be anywhere near our best to win. We played far better at Leicester and came away with nothing. Grabbs was brilliant up front on his own and was a constant threat. The defence, with Ward back, looked solid and we even entered into the Christmas spirit by gifting them a goal they did not deserve. We are really turning into a good away side. Improve at home and we will sail up the league. MidlandExile

7:57pm Sat 21 Dec 13

YafcbY says...

Brilliant win!
Another important game Boxing Day!!!
Brilliant win! Another important game Boxing Day!!! YafcbY

8:04pm Sat 21 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Excellent result, certainly a boost for the coming busy period, and sounded like a reasonable performance listening to Silent. Really Hope Cook isn't out too long now, still Eddie is robbed from playing his strongest team, and although we made it difficult towards the end, we thankfully came home with the points.... UTCIAD
Yep and guess what! The scorers of our goals are not the Goliaths that some people have been asking for. Jut goes to show you what a bit of determination encouragement from the manager and knowing where the goal posts are, does to a game of football. Long may it last. Bring on Boxing Day UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Excellent result, certainly a boost for the coming busy period, and sounded like a reasonable performance listening to Silent. Really Hope Cook isn't out too long now, still Eddie is robbed from playing his strongest team, and although we made it difficult towards the end, we thankfully came home with the points.... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Yep and guess what! The scorers of our goals are not the Goliaths that some people have been asking for. Jut goes to show you what a bit of determination encouragement from the manager and knowing where the goal posts are, does to a game of football. Long may it last. Bring on Boxing Day UTCIAD nonnogeppetto

8:19pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Excellent result, certainly a boost for the coming busy period, and sounded like a reasonable performance listening to Silent. Really Hope Cook isn't out too long now, still Eddie is robbed from playing his strongest team, and although we made it difficult towards the end, we thankfully came home with the points.... UTCIAD
Yep and guess what! The scorers of our goals are not the Goliaths that some people have been asking for. Jut goes to show you what a bit of determination encouragement from the manager and knowing where the goal posts are, does to a game of football. Long may it last. Bring on Boxing Day UTCIAD
Not being able to see the goals, it did seem as though there were passes actually going through the defence for players to run onto, something that has been lacking all season.... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Excellent result, certainly a boost for the coming busy period, and sounded like a reasonable performance listening to Silent. Really Hope Cook isn't out too long now, still Eddie is robbed from playing his strongest team, and although we made it difficult towards the end, we thankfully came home with the points.... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Yep and guess what! The scorers of our goals are not the Goliaths that some people have been asking for. Jut goes to show you what a bit of determination encouragement from the manager and knowing where the goal posts are, does to a game of football. Long may it last. Bring on Boxing Day UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Not being able to see the goals, it did seem as though there were passes actually going through the defence for players to run onto, something that has been lacking all season.... UTCIAD Afcbpete

8:26pm Sat 21 Dec 13

wendycherry says...

YAY! A great, well-deserved win today; we have been unlucky with some other results, despite our excellent performances. We are getting there - no one said it was going to be easy! Well done to Eddie and the lads, UPCIAD! xx
YAY! A great, well-deserved win today; we have been unlucky with some other results, despite our excellent performances. We are getting there - no one said it was going to be easy! Well done to Eddie and the lads, UPCIAD! xx wendycherry

9:04pm Sat 21 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Same again against Yokel on Boxing Day and it will be a Happy Xmas indeed, even if Ipswich doesn't go our way. It's starting to look like despite the disappointments we have a bi of a foothold in this league to build on. UTC.
Same again against Yokel on Boxing Day and it will be a Happy Xmas indeed, even if Ipswich doesn't go our way. It's starting to look like despite the disappointments we have a bi of a foothold in this league to build on. UTC. TedMacsCherryPants

9:05pm Sat 21 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Same again against Yokel on Boxing Day and it will be a Happy Xmas indeed, even if Ipswich doesn't go our way. It's starting to look like despite the disappointments we have a bit of a foothold in this league to build on. UTC.
Same again against Yokel on Boxing Day and it will be a Happy Xmas indeed, even if Ipswich doesn't go our way. It's starting to look like despite the disappointments we have a bit of a foothold in this league to build on. UTC. TedMacsCherryPants

9:29pm Sat 21 Dec 13

bmthtillidie says...

Afcbpete wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Excellent result, certainly a boost for the coming busy period, and sounded like a reasonable performance listening to Silent. Really Hope Cook isn't out too long now, still Eddie is robbed from playing his strongest team, and although we made it difficult towards the end, we thankfully came home with the points.... UTCIAD
Yep and guess what! The scorers of our goals are not the Goliaths that some people have been asking for. Jut goes to show you what a bit of determination encouragement from the manager and knowing where the goal posts are, does to a game of football. Long may it last. Bring on Boxing Day UTCIAD
Not being able to see the goals, it did seem as though there were passes actually going through the defence for players to run onto, something that has been lacking all season.... UTCIAD
The Arter pass was sublime. Curved around the central defender straight onto Grab's run. Brilliant. I never understood why Grabs was put on the right. Now he's scored 2 goals in 3 games and is by a long way our top scorer hopefully he has earned the right to stay there unless is form dips. But I don't think it will.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Excellent result, certainly a boost for the coming busy period, and sounded like a reasonable performance listening to Silent. Really Hope Cook isn't out too long now, still Eddie is robbed from playing his strongest team, and although we made it difficult towards the end, we thankfully came home with the points.... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Yep and guess what! The scorers of our goals are not the Goliaths that some people have been asking for. Jut goes to show you what a bit of determination encouragement from the manager and knowing where the goal posts are, does to a game of football. Long may it last. Bring on Boxing Day UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Not being able to see the goals, it did seem as though there were passes actually going through the defence for players to run onto, something that has been lacking all season.... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]The Arter pass was sublime. Curved around the central defender straight onto Grab's run. Brilliant. I never understood why Grabs was put on the right. Now he's scored 2 goals in 3 games and is by a long way our top scorer hopefully he has earned the right to stay there unless is form dips. But I don't think it will. bmthtillidie

9:32pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

Lewis grabban has surprise everyone over the summer comments like grabban needs to go he ain't gonna cut out for championship well I must say he has been one of the best player in our squad if not the best player quality player thank you mr groves for bringing him in :)
Lewis grabban has surprise everyone over the summer comments like grabban needs to go he ain't gonna cut out for championship well I must say he has been one of the best player in our squad if not the best player quality player thank you mr groves for bringing him in :) Afcbives

9:39pm Sat 21 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

The people who come on here criticising Eddie and Jason for any defeats are similar to the 'Johnny -come - lately' hedge fund managers and their ilk who slag off Arsene Wenger..............
.......they are not true fans, but, they have the wedge......
The people who come on here criticising Eddie and Jason for any defeats are similar to the 'Johnny -come - lately' hedge fund managers and their ilk who slag off Arsene Wenger.............. .......they are not true fans, but, they have the wedge...... O'Reilly

9:47pm Sat 21 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

lymicherry wrote:
With each passing week, Matt Ritchie looks increasingly like the best £500,000 this club has ever spent. Shame that a growing number of Premiership scouts will be thinking exactly the same, but at least it's a win-win situation - we'll emerge from the transfer window either with a stellar player still on the books, or with a nice fat profit to reinvest in the squad. Happy Christmas to one and all...
A win win situation, i dont see that. first we dontneed the profit, 2nd we need the players.
[quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: With each passing week, Matt Ritchie looks increasingly like the best £500,000 this club has ever spent. Shame that a growing number of Premiership scouts will be thinking exactly the same, but at least it's a win-win situation - we'll emerge from the transfer window either with a stellar player still on the books, or with a nice fat profit to reinvest in the squad. Happy Christmas to one and all...[/p][/quote]A win win situation, i dont see that. first we dontneed the profit, 2nd we need the players. holdinkæft

9:54pm Sat 21 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

O'Reilly wrote:
The people who come on here criticising Eddie and Jason for any defeats are similar to the 'Johnny -come - lately' hedge fund managers and their ilk who slag off Arsene Wenger..............

.......they are not true fans, but, they have the wedge......
Last Saturday's defeat attracted some 160 comments/posts thus far there are only 27 comments. I think we all know who the are the enduring fans and who understand that consolidation is the name of the game for this season.

Interestingly the first poster last Saturday has forgotten how to use a keyboard. OH yes when he reads this he will be provoked and come on with a lengthy explanation as to why he could not post!!!

Kind regards and season greetings
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: The people who come on here criticising Eddie and Jason for any defeats are similar to the 'Johnny -come - lately' hedge fund managers and their ilk who slag off Arsene Wenger.............. .......they are not true fans, but, they have the wedge......[/p][/quote]Last Saturday's defeat attracted some 160 comments/posts thus far there are only 27 comments. I think we all know who the are the enduring fans and who understand that consolidation is the name of the game for this season. Interestingly the first poster last Saturday has forgotten how to use a keyboard. OH yes when he reads this he will be provoked and come on with a lengthy explanation as to why he could not post!!! Kind regards and season greetings nonnogeppetto

9:59pm Sat 21 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

lofty1971 wrote:
Court Side wrote:
What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).
Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel.

Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,
Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman.
[quote][p][bold]lofty1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).[/p][/quote]Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel. Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,[/p][/quote]Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman. holdinkæft

10:05pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Richard 1976 says...

Where's the yellow belly that likes to say regards!? Surely not missed the trip to hillsborough or was christmas shopping in Lincoln a better bet? A good solid win but a very poor Wednesday. Second half ended with "Milan sort it out" from home fans so all in all a great win at what used to be a fortress. Splendid beer. Up the cherries and a very merry christmas to you !
Where's the yellow belly that likes to say regards!? Surely not missed the trip to hillsborough or was christmas shopping in Lincoln a better bet? A good solid win but a very poor Wednesday. Second half ended with "Milan sort it out" from home fans so all in all a great win at what used to be a fortress. Splendid beer. Up the cherries and a very merry christmas to you ! Richard 1976

10:12pm Sat 21 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Afcbives wrote:
Lewis grabban has surprise everyone over the summer comments like grabban needs to go he ain't gonna cut out for championship well I must say he has been one of the best player in our squad if not the best player quality player thank you mr groves for bringing him in :)
Do you watch our games, or are you just going to matches to eat pies and drinki tea.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbives[/bold] wrote: Lewis grabban has surprise everyone over the summer comments like grabban needs to go he ain't gonna cut out for championship well I must say he has been one of the best player in our squad if not the best player quality player thank you mr groves for bringing him in :)[/p][/quote]Do you watch our games, or are you just going to matches to eat pies and drinki tea. holdinkæft

10:17pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Cherryfan says...

Great result away again but oh to see a home win! Come on lads pretend its an away game at Yeovil on Thursday!
Great result away again but oh to see a home win! Come on lads pretend its an away game at Yeovil on Thursday! Cherryfan

10:22pm Sat 21 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
The people who come on here criticising Eddie and Jason for any defeats are similar to the 'Johnny -come - lately' hedge fund managers and their ilk who slag off Arsene Wenger..............


.......they are not true fans, but, they have the wedge......
Last Saturday's defeat attracted some 160 comments/posts thus far there are only 27 comments. I think we all know who the are the enduring fans and who understand that consolidation is the name of the game for this season.

Interestingly the first poster last Saturday has forgotten how to use a keyboard. OH yes when he reads this he will be provoked and come on with a lengthy explanation as to why he could not post!!!

Kind regards and season greetings
Nonno your talking rubbish again, is the grappa intoxicating you.
A comments page is not just full of positives.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: The people who come on here criticising Eddie and Jason for any defeats are similar to the 'Johnny -come - lately' hedge fund managers and their ilk who slag off Arsene Wenger.............. .......they are not true fans, but, they have the wedge......[/p][/quote]Last Saturday's defeat attracted some 160 comments/posts thus far there are only 27 comments. I think we all know who the are the enduring fans and who understand that consolidation is the name of the game for this season. Interestingly the first poster last Saturday has forgotten how to use a keyboard. OH yes when he reads this he will be provoked and come on with a lengthy explanation as to why he could not post!!! Kind regards and season greetings[/p][/quote]Nonno your talking rubbish again, is the grappa intoxicating you. A comments page is not just full of positives. holdinkæft

10:24pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Phil McG (Italy) says...

In fairness, no one could comment on here for the first 20 minutes or so after the report was posted as the facility wasn't open. No doubt the Lincoln based Prophet was on his way back from yet another scouting mission for Boston or Lincoln or some other ex-Football League team which has demised since empoying his services, thus he hasn't been able to type anything yet.
Let us 'numbskulls' not forget that the Lincoln based Prophet told us that Grabban is not good enough for the Championship.
A great result which sounded comfortable except for the last 10 minutes.
We're in a respectable position in the table. Of the 9 teams below us, we've beaten 5 of them. All being well we can make that 6 on Boxing Day.

Up the Cherries!
In fairness, no one could comment on here for the first 20 minutes or so after the report was posted as the facility wasn't open. No doubt the Lincoln based Prophet was on his way back from yet another scouting mission for Boston or Lincoln or some other ex-Football League team which has demised since empoying his services, thus he hasn't been able to type anything yet. Let us 'numbskulls' not forget that the Lincoln based Prophet told us that Grabban is not good enough for the Championship. A great result which sounded comfortable except for the last 10 minutes. We're in a respectable position in the table. Of the 9 teams below us, we've beaten 5 of them. All being well we can make that 6 on Boxing Day. Up the Cherries! Phil McG (Italy)

10:45pm Sat 21 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

holdinkæft wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
The people who come on here criticising Eddie and Jason for any defeats are similar to the 'Johnny -come - lately' hedge fund managers and their ilk who slag off Arsene Wenger..............



.......they are not true fans, but, they have the wedge......
Last Saturday's defeat attracted some 160 comments/posts thus far there are only 27 comments. I think we all know who the are the enduring fans and who understand that consolidation is the name of the game for this season.

Interestingly the first poster last Saturday has forgotten how to use a keyboard. OH yes when he reads this he will be provoked and come on with a lengthy explanation as to why he could not post!!!

Kind regards and season greetings
Nonno your talking rubbish again, is the grappa intoxicating you.
A comments page is not just full of positives.
Grappa is far better than the silly pills you are on!!

Merry Christmas to you

PS
I doubt if many Wednesday supporters would go along with you assessment of their team
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: The people who come on here criticising Eddie and Jason for any defeats are similar to the 'Johnny -come - lately' hedge fund managers and their ilk who slag off Arsene Wenger.............. .......they are not true fans, but, they have the wedge......[/p][/quote]Last Saturday's defeat attracted some 160 comments/posts thus far there are only 27 comments. I think we all know who the are the enduring fans and who understand that consolidation is the name of the game for this season. Interestingly the first poster last Saturday has forgotten how to use a keyboard. OH yes when he reads this he will be provoked and come on with a lengthy explanation as to why he could not post!!! Kind regards and season greetings[/p][/quote]Nonno your talking rubbish again, is the grappa intoxicating you. A comments page is not just full of positives.[/p][/quote]Grappa is far better than the silly pills you are on!! Merry Christmas to you PS I doubt if many Wednesday supporters would go along with you assessment of their team nonnogeppetto

10:47pm Sat 21 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

should read your not you assessment
should read your not you assessment nonnogeppetto

11:04pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Court Side says...

holdinkæft wrote:
lofty1971 wrote:
Court Side wrote:
What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).
Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel.

Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,
Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman.
Mention trolls and one springs up! Hope your team manages to get a win against Spurs tomorrow!
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lofty1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).[/p][/quote]Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel. Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,[/p][/quote]Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman.[/p][/quote]Mention trolls and one springs up! Hope your team manages to get a win against Spurs tomorrow! Court Side

11:07pm Sat 21 Dec 13

stjxf12 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Afcbives wrote:
Lewis grabban has surprise everyone over the summer comments like grabban needs to go he ain't gonna cut out for championship well I must say he has been one of the best player in our squad if not the best player quality player thank you mr groves for bringing him in :)
Do you watch our games, or are you just going to matches to eat pies and drinki tea.
holdinkaeft do you go to games or just look at the pictures RICHARD HEAD
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbives[/bold] wrote: Lewis grabban has surprise everyone over the summer comments like grabban needs to go he ain't gonna cut out for championship well I must say he has been one of the best player in our squad if not the best player quality player thank you mr groves for bringing him in :)[/p][/quote]Do you watch our games, or are you just going to matches to eat pies and drinki tea.[/p][/quote]holdinkaeft do you go to games or just look at the pictures RICHARD HEAD stjxf12

11:22pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

Hardly no comments when we win but when we lose there are about 120 comments
Hardly no comments when we win but when we lose there are about 120 comments Afcbives

11:27pm Sat 21 Dec 13

lofty1971 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
The people who come on here criticising Eddie and Jason for any defeats are similar to the 'Johnny -come - lately' hedge fund managers and their ilk who slag off Arsene Wenger..............



.......they are not true fans, but, they have the wedge......
Last Saturday's defeat attracted some 160 comments/posts thus far there are only 27 comments. I think we all know who the are the enduring fans and who understand that consolidation is the name of the game for this season.

Interestingly the first poster last Saturday has forgotten how to use a keyboard. OH yes when he reads this he will be provoked and come on with a lengthy explanation as to why he could not post!!!

Kind regards and season greetings
Nonno your talking rubbish again, is the grappa intoxicating you.
A comments page is not just full of positives.
Troll
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: The people who come on here criticising Eddie and Jason for any defeats are similar to the 'Johnny -come - lately' hedge fund managers and their ilk who slag off Arsene Wenger.............. .......they are not true fans, but, they have the wedge......[/p][/quote]Last Saturday's defeat attracted some 160 comments/posts thus far there are only 27 comments. I think we all know who the are the enduring fans and who understand that consolidation is the name of the game for this season. Interestingly the first poster last Saturday has forgotten how to use a keyboard. OH yes when he reads this he will be provoked and come on with a lengthy explanation as to why he could not post!!! Kind regards and season greetings[/p][/quote]Nonno your talking rubbish again, is the grappa intoxicating you. A comments page is not just full of positives.[/p][/quote]Troll lofty1971

11:31pm Sat 21 Dec 13

eaststandman says...

He generally can't really think of much to say when we win and comes out with some excuse about watching some other game in Lincolnshire.

Come on shitmon, give us your unbelievable insight.......
He generally can't really think of much to say when we win and comes out with some excuse about watching some other game in Lincolnshire. Come on shitmon, give us your unbelievable insight....... eaststandman

11:35pm Sat 21 Dec 13

eaststandman says...

Am also very worried about oxknob, milking archer and Dorset bloo.

What's happened chaps ?
Am also very worried about oxknob, milking archer and Dorset bloo. What's happened chaps ? eaststandman

11:42pm Sat 21 Dec 13

stjxf12 says...

DO NOT WORRY holdinkæft IS MAKING UP FOR ALL THE TROLLS
DO NOT WORRY holdinkæft IS MAKING UP FOR ALL THE TROLLS stjxf12

11:54pm Sat 21 Dec 13

ASM says...

Ritchie and Grabban again! what an amazing result and massive 3 points against a massive club in front of a massive crowd.
Well done Eddie Howe for sticking with the formation that beat reading in style and dominated birmingham despite an unlucky defeat
Ritchie and Grabban again! what an amazing result and massive 3 points against a massive club in front of a massive crowd. Well done Eddie Howe for sticking with the formation that beat reading in style and dominated birmingham despite an unlucky defeat ASM

12:03am Sun 22 Dec 13

ASM says...

I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.
I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young. ASM

1:01am Sun 22 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

Just saw our goals on the football league show, both great strikes, with power to beat the keeper. Interesting to hear Steve Claridge say 'we've' when answering a question about Bournemouth from Manish - he played for a lot of clubs, but seems his first and last are still in his heart! Let's have a win against Yeovil to keep us pushing on towards that 50 point mark that should keep us safe - halfway there now.
Just saw our goals on the football league show, both great strikes, with power to beat the keeper. Interesting to hear Steve Claridge say 'we've' when answering a question about Bournemouth from Manish - he played for a lot of clubs, but seems his first and last are still in his heart! Let's have a win against Yeovil to keep us pushing on towards that 50 point mark that should keep us safe - halfway there now. rednblack37

3:03am Sun 22 Dec 13

dekayedcherry says...

GR8 result @ Shef.Wed. and a well deserved 3pts.Listened to game on Solent Radio and we sounded in complete control and SW didn't look like scoring "in a month of sundays" until the missed punch by Camp hit Daniels and fell kindly for their striker ( last few mins.@ Reading dejavue ??). When EH subbed a tired Fraser and brought on Pugh, I believe he missed an opportunity to use Ranties pace and trickery running at their defence from a wide left position similar to Henry (Arsenal) but chose instead to bottle the game up rather than going for their jugular and putting the game well and truly out of their reach. However that said Eddie and Jason did a terrific job and all the team achieved a super result. We need to put Yeovil to the sword on Boxing Day and get a home win that our possession football deserves. UTC.
GR8 result @ Shef.Wed. and a well deserved 3pts.Listened to game on Solent Radio and we sounded in complete control and SW didn't look like scoring "in a month of sundays" until the missed punch by Camp hit Daniels and fell kindly for their striker ( last few mins.@ Reading dejavue ??). When EH subbed a tired Fraser and brought on Pugh, I believe he missed an opportunity to use Ranties pace and trickery running at their defence from a wide left position similar to Henry (Arsenal) but chose instead to bottle the game up rather than going for their jugular and putting the game well and truly out of their reach. However that said Eddie and Jason did a terrific job and all the team achieved a super result. We need to put Yeovil to the sword on Boxing Day and get a home win that our possession football deserves. UTC. dekayedcherry

3:52am Sun 22 Dec 13

Solentcherry says...

Well done to the lads and Eddie for another away win. The league table looks a lot better this morning. I can't help thinking where we might be if Richie had not missed all those games through injury. His return has certainly made a difference. Really hope he's not tempted away by big money offers next month, as cherries fans we've seen this sort of thing happen before.
Cooke injured now!, just what goes on in our training sessions? Most injuries seem to be picked up there? Very frustrating. One day we will actually field our strongest possible team!.
Still, onward and upward. COYC.
Merry Christmas to all you fellow cherries and your families.
Well done to the lads and Eddie for another away win. The league table looks a lot better this morning. I can't help thinking where we might be if Richie had not missed all those games through injury. His return has certainly made a difference. Really hope he's not tempted away by big money offers next month, as cherries fans we've seen this sort of thing happen before. Cooke injured now!, just what goes on in our training sessions? Most injuries seem to be picked up there? Very frustrating. One day we will actually field our strongest possible team!. Still, onward and upward. COYC. Merry Christmas to all you fellow cherries and your families. Solentcherry

6:16am Sun 22 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

eaststandman wrote:
Am also very worried about oxknob, milking archer and Dorset bloo.

What's happened chaps ?
Last seen in Costa Coffee drinking strong black coffee trying to sober up with holdinwhatshisname cheering them on.

Up early this morning Grandchildren (on a sleepover) thought granddad needed an early start!!!! Christmas excitement I guess!!!!
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: Am also very worried about oxknob, milking archer and Dorset bloo. What's happened chaps ?[/p][/quote]Last seen in Costa Coffee drinking strong black coffee trying to sober up with holdinwhatshisname cheering them on. Up early this morning Grandchildren (on a sleepover) thought granddad needed an early start!!!! Christmas excitement I guess!!!! nonnogeppetto

6:28am Sun 22 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Good morning Nonno I think the trolls have drowned in their own toxic bile.
I must say after yesterday I'm rather looking forward to Boxing Day!!
UTMC!
Good morning Nonno I think the trolls have drowned in their own toxic bile. I must say after yesterday I'm rather looking forward to Boxing Day!! UTMC! TedMacsCherryPants

7:24am Sun 22 Dec 13

saraman says...

Good morning my Cherries friends. I bet you are feeling great today after your good win at SW. A lot happier then me after failing to beat Huddersfield, it was dire. The Cherries seem to be very much like The Seagulls at the moment, good away performances and then failing to produce the goods at home. I'm looking forward to our New Year fixture but a a tad concerned about our home performances and your away performances. It should be a very interesting afternoon.

Don't take Yeovil for granted for 3 nailed on points as we did against Barnsley. This a crazy division for results.

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that you would finish above the current bottom three. That still holds good.

A happy feastive season to you all right up to and including New Years eve but not Jan 1 I hope. Cheers everone.
Good morning my Cherries friends. I bet you are feeling great today after your good win at SW. A lot happier then me after failing to beat Huddersfield, it was dire. The Cherries seem to be very much like The Seagulls at the moment, good away performances and then failing to produce the goods at home. I'm looking forward to our New Year fixture but a a tad concerned about our home performances and your away performances. It should be a very interesting afternoon. Don't take Yeovil for granted for 3 nailed on points as we did against Barnsley. This a crazy division for results. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that you would finish above the current bottom three. That still holds good. A happy feastive season to you all right up to and including New Years eve but not Jan 1 I hope. Cheers everone. saraman

7:34am Sun 22 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

saraman wrote:
Good morning my Cherries friends. I bet you are feeling great today after your good win at SW. A lot happier then me after failing to beat Huddersfield, it was dire. The Cherries seem to be very much like The Seagulls at the moment, good away performances and then failing to produce the goods at home. I'm looking forward to our New Year fixture but a a tad concerned about our home performances and your away performances. It should be a very interesting afternoon.

Don't take Yeovil for granted for 3 nailed on points as we did against Barnsley. This a crazy division for results.

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that you would finish above the current bottom three. That still holds good.

A happy feastive season to you all right up to and including New Years eve but not Jan 1 I hope. Cheers everone.
You are so right about being a crazy division/league there are no bad teams the standard of football in most cases reflects more a game of chess than that of a football.

Good wishes to you and yours as long as the best team wins (at least the team that plays the better football) no one can grumble although sometimes a team plays awful and still wins!!
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Good morning my Cherries friends. I bet you are feeling great today after your good win at SW. A lot happier then me after failing to beat Huddersfield, it was dire. The Cherries seem to be very much like The Seagulls at the moment, good away performances and then failing to produce the goods at home. I'm looking forward to our New Year fixture but a a tad concerned about our home performances and your away performances. It should be a very interesting afternoon. Don't take Yeovil for granted for 3 nailed on points as we did against Barnsley. This a crazy division for results. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that you would finish above the current bottom three. That still holds good. A happy feastive season to you all right up to and including New Years eve but not Jan 1 I hope. Cheers everone.[/p][/quote]You are so right about being a crazy division/league there are no bad teams the standard of football in most cases reflects more a game of chess than that of a football. Good wishes to you and yours as long as the best team wins (at least the team that plays the better football) no one can grumble although sometimes a team plays awful and still wins!! nonnogeppetto

7:50am Sun 22 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

saraman wrote:
Good morning my Cherries friends. I bet you are feeling great today after your good win at SW. A lot happier then me after failing to beat Huddersfield, it was dire. The Cherries seem to be very much like The Seagulls at the moment, good away performances and then failing to produce the goods at home. I'm looking forward to our New Year fixture but a a tad concerned about our home performances and your away performances. It should be a very interesting afternoon. Don't take Yeovil for granted for 3 nailed on points as we did against Barnsley. This a crazy division for results. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that you would finish above the current bottom three. That still holds good. A happy feastive season to you all right up to and including New Years eve but not Jan 1 I hope. Cheers everone.
Good morning Saraman I hope your team and Huddersfield didn't both show up in your home shirts, that would have been a confusing and potentially epilepsy inducing experience!! We'll have the same trouble when we play AC Milan!

Not taking Yeovil for granted, they have managed to turn out a few surprising results so far, could be dangerous.

Have a good Christmas, but I have a feeling that Grabbs and RichTea are going to give you a disapointing start to 2014 ;-}
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Good morning my Cherries friends. I bet you are feeling great today after your good win at SW. A lot happier then me after failing to beat Huddersfield, it was dire. The Cherries seem to be very much like The Seagulls at the moment, good away performances and then failing to produce the goods at home. I'm looking forward to our New Year fixture but a a tad concerned about our home performances and your away performances. It should be a very interesting afternoon. Don't take Yeovil for granted for 3 nailed on points as we did against Barnsley. This a crazy division for results. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that you would finish above the current bottom three. That still holds good. A happy feastive season to you all right up to and including New Years eve but not Jan 1 I hope. Cheers everone.[/p][/quote]Good morning Saraman I hope your team and Huddersfield didn't both show up in your home shirts, that would have been a confusing and potentially epilepsy inducing experience!! We'll have the same trouble when we play AC Milan! Not taking Yeovil for granted, they have managed to turn out a few surprising results so far, could be dangerous. Have a good Christmas, but I have a feeling that Grabbs and RichTea are going to give you a disapointing start to 2014 ;-} TedMacsCherryPants

7:57am Sun 22 Dec 13

dc addict says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Good morning Nonno I think the trolls have drowned in their own toxic bile.
I must say after yesterday I'm rather looking forward to Boxing Day!!
UTMC!
Not quite sure what a troll is. There are certainly lots of posts here that do nothing but insult other posters so that's trolls calling others trolls I suppose.
Eddie and Jason saved this club from disaster and it will be a sad day when they leave but, imho, they have made errors. We need a bigger lad up front and a defensive midfield thug. Last week we handed 3 points to a very average team and it may well happen again if our defence doesn't tighten up at DC.
Regards
DC Addict - trainee troll.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Good morning Nonno I think the trolls have drowned in their own toxic bile. I must say after yesterday I'm rather looking forward to Boxing Day!! UTMC![/p][/quote]Not quite sure what a troll is. There are certainly lots of posts here that do nothing but insult other posters so that's trolls calling others trolls I suppose. Eddie and Jason saved this club from disaster and it will be a sad day when they leave but, imho, they have made errors. We need a bigger lad up front and a defensive midfield thug. Last week we handed 3 points to a very average team and it may well happen again if our defence doesn't tighten up at DC. Regards DC Addict - trainee troll. dc addict

8:19am Sun 22 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

dc addict wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Good morning Nonno I think the trolls have drowned in their own toxic bile.
I must say after yesterday I'm rather looking forward to Boxing Day!!
UTMC!
Not quite sure what a troll is. There are certainly lots of posts here that do nothing but insult other posters so that's trolls calling others trolls I suppose.
Eddie and Jason saved this club from disaster and it will be a sad day when they leave but, imho, they have made errors. We need a bigger lad up front and a defensive midfield thug. Last week we handed 3 points to a very average team and it may well happen again if our defence doesn't tighten up at DC.
Regards
DC Addict - trainee troll.
Trolls aside, whilst I can see the logic of a 'bigger lad' up front and a so called 'thug' (as you put it!) in the midfield it remains the fact that the opposition's defense's role is to neutralise any possible source of threat tall, small, thick or thin, however it comes.The idea that a bigger lad will solve all our problems doesn't convince me. Our team under EH and JT has proved that it can be done and with some further experience in this league I reckon that things will come good although I would love to be proved wrong in my thinking.

Good wishes to you
[quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Good morning Nonno I think the trolls have drowned in their own toxic bile. I must say after yesterday I'm rather looking forward to Boxing Day!! UTMC![/p][/quote]Not quite sure what a troll is. There are certainly lots of posts here that do nothing but insult other posters so that's trolls calling others trolls I suppose. Eddie and Jason saved this club from disaster and it will be a sad day when they leave but, imho, they have made errors. We need a bigger lad up front and a defensive midfield thug. Last week we handed 3 points to a very average team and it may well happen again if our defence doesn't tighten up at DC. Regards DC Addict - trainee troll.[/p][/quote]Trolls aside, whilst I can see the logic of a 'bigger lad' up front and a so called 'thug' (as you put it!) in the midfield it remains the fact that the opposition's defense's role is to neutralise any possible source of threat tall, small, thick or thin, however it comes.The idea that a bigger lad will solve all our problems doesn't convince me. Our team under EH and JT has proved that it can be done and with some further experience in this league I reckon that things will come good although I would love to be proved wrong in my thinking. Good wishes to you nonnogeppetto

8:28am Sun 22 Dec 13

Nat1234 says...

ASM wrote:
I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.
I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.[/p][/quote]I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch . Nat1234

8:58am Sun 22 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

dc addict wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote: Good morning Nonno I think the trolls have drowned in their own toxic bile. I must say after yesterday I'm rather looking forward to Boxing Day!! UTMC!
Not quite sure what a troll is. There are certainly lots of posts here that do nothing but insult other posters so that's trolls calling others trolls I suppose. Eddie and Jason saved this club from disaster and it will be a sad day when they leave but, imho, they have made errors. We need a bigger lad up front and a defensive midfield thug. Last week we handed 3 points to a very average team and it may well happen again if our defence doesn't tighten up at DC. Regards DC Addict - trainee troll.
Hi DC Addict:
Firstly a ‘troll’ is a malicious poster who has no interest other than to wind-up and cause discord. Unlike the polite Saraman above who is a welcome visitor and is treated with the respect he deserves (albeit with a bit of teasing) as others are treated with the contempt they deserve. Much to the annoyance of certain AFCB poster eh...Golfer? (I know what I mean).

Onto footy: Despite how we are achieving our results without this I would still like to see the “option” of having a bit of height and power up front when needed. Though as proved it is certainly not the only the only way to get the goals it would be a good option to have to change things around especially when we have two upfront. Midfield thug? Doesn’t he wear an alice-band and play for QPR??
Best Regards
[quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Good morning Nonno I think the trolls have drowned in their own toxic bile. I must say after yesterday I'm rather looking forward to Boxing Day!! UTMC![/p][/quote]Not quite sure what a troll is. There are certainly lots of posts here that do nothing but insult other posters so that's trolls calling others trolls I suppose. Eddie and Jason saved this club from disaster and it will be a sad day when they leave but, imho, they have made errors. We need a bigger lad up front and a defensive midfield thug. Last week we handed 3 points to a very average team and it may well happen again if our defence doesn't tighten up at DC. Regards DC Addict - trainee troll.[/p][/quote]Hi DC Addict: Firstly a ‘troll’ is a malicious poster who has no interest other than to wind-up and cause discord. Unlike the polite Saraman above who is a welcome visitor and is treated with the respect he deserves (albeit with a bit of teasing) as others are treated with the contempt they deserve. Much to the annoyance of certain AFCB poster eh...Golfer? (I know what I mean). Onto footy: Despite how we are achieving our results without this I would still like to see the “option” of having a bit of height and power up front when needed. Though as proved it is certainly not the only the only way to get the goals it would be a good option to have to change things around especially when we have two upfront. Midfield thug? Doesn’t he wear an alice-band and play for QPR?? Best Regards TedMacsCherryPants

9:10am Sun 22 Dec 13

Classof62 says...

What we needed to compete in the Championship is a spine of players that are either proven at or capable of adapting to the level, which we definitely have in Camp, Ward, Cook, O'Kane, Arter, Grabban added to the creative flair of Ritchie, Fraser, Pugh and Daniels etc. Then also a management team to recognise the best combinations and systems to play these players in - again a definite YES! This is the best combination of players and management I've witnessed at Dean Court since the John Bond / MacDougall era!!
What we needed to compete in the Championship is a spine of players that are either proven at or capable of adapting to the level, which we definitely have in Camp, Ward, Cook, O'Kane, Arter, Grabban added to the creative flair of Ritchie, Fraser, Pugh and Daniels etc. Then also a management team to recognise the best combinations and systems to play these players in - again a definite YES! This is the best combination of players and management I've witnessed at Dean Court since the John Bond / MacDougall era!! Classof62

9:43am Sun 22 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

Was at works do last night and left prior to see the match report posted,a fantastic away win whats that two on the bounce in front of excess of 20000 supporters,well done to the players management and the 300 faithful who found the time to travel away especially at this time of year,
Very few posts on here strange how people are quicker than rats up drain pipes to post when we lose but NEVER HAVE THE RESPECT TO POST WHEN WE WIN,These people have the audacity to call themselves supporters ,guess we won't see there bile until the next time we lose
Was at works do last night and left prior to see the match report posted,a fantastic away win whats that two on the bounce in front of excess of 20000 supporters,well done to the players management and the 300 faithful who found the time to travel away especially at this time of year, Very few posts on here strange how people are quicker than rats up drain pipes to post when we lose but NEVER HAVE THE RESPECT TO POST WHEN WE WIN,These people have the audacity to call themselves supporters ,guess we won't see there bile until the next time we lose alasdair1967

9:49am Sun 22 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

Interesting stat on bbc sports match review we have been involved in 23 matches thus far this season and not had a goalless draw
Interesting stat on bbc sports match review we have been involved in 23 matches thus far this season and not had a goalless draw alasdair1967

9:54am Sun 22 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Classof62 wrote:
What we needed to compete in the Championship is a spine of players that are either proven at or capable of adapting to the level, which we definitely have in Camp, Ward, Cook, O'Kane, Arter, Grabban added to the creative flair of Ritchie, Fraser, Pugh and Daniels etc. Then also a management team to recognise the best combinations and systems to play these players in - again a definite YES! This is the best combination of players and management I've witnessed at Dean Court since the John Bond / MacDougall era!!
Morning fella, finally took the plunge and posted then. Couldn't disagree with any of that. Would only add that this is a building process for Eddie & Jason which will be done gradually year on year. What we have at the moment is a mixed squad of players, some great, some decent and some not of the required standard, but rest assured we will only improve and Eddie's guidence, given time. UTC
[quote][p][bold]Classof62[/bold] wrote: What we needed to compete in the Championship is a spine of players that are either proven at or capable of adapting to the level, which we definitely have in Camp, Ward, Cook, O'Kane, Arter, Grabban added to the creative flair of Ritchie, Fraser, Pugh and Daniels etc. Then also a management team to recognise the best combinations and systems to play these players in - again a definite YES! This is the best combination of players and management I've witnessed at Dean Court since the John Bond / MacDougall era!![/p][/quote]Morning fella, finally took the plunge and posted then. Couldn't disagree with any of that. Would only add that this is a building process for Eddie & Jason which will be done gradually year on year. What we have at the moment is a mixed squad of players, some great, some decent and some not of the required standard, but rest assured we will only improve and Eddie's guidence, given time. UTC STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

10:01am Sun 22 Dec 13

DCJohn says...

Why are people obsessed with tough tackling defensive midfielders? Has no one watched Eunan O'Kane in the last few games? He has screened the back four brilliantly, but is also comfortable on the ball to compliment our style of play.

Looking back at the last three games we have conceded four goals as a result of two individual errors and two unfortunate deflections. I don't personally think there is that much to do to make us solid defensively, and is mainly due to a lack of experience at this level.

Onto the big lad up front. Judging on the last two games I have seen, RReading and Birmingham, I feel that we have created enough chances to win the games. The only issue I have is that at times are wingers are opting for the lofted ball into the box, which doesn't suit our strikers. A lot of defenders seem to struggle more with the ball drilled across the box. I think our strikers just need to sharpen up there running across the front post. I think that would likely cause more problems than a big lump.

As for holding the ball up I think Grabban has been exemplary in the last few games, and offers more than your Zigic style target man. How depressed would you be watching Birmingham every week?
Why are people obsessed with tough tackling defensive midfielders? Has no one watched Eunan O'Kane in the last few games? He has screened the back four brilliantly, but is also comfortable on the ball to compliment our style of play. Looking back at the last three games we have conceded four goals as a result of two individual errors and two unfortunate deflections. I don't personally think there is that much to do to make us solid defensively, and is mainly due to a lack of experience at this level. Onto the big lad up front. Judging on the last two games I have seen, RReading and Birmingham, I feel that we have created enough chances to win the games. The only issue I have is that at times are wingers are opting for the lofted ball into the box, which doesn't suit our strikers. A lot of defenders seem to struggle more with the ball drilled across the box. I think our strikers just need to sharpen up there running across the front post. I think that would likely cause more problems than a big lump. As for holding the ball up I think Grabban has been exemplary in the last few games, and offers more than your Zigic style target man. How depressed would you be watching Birmingham every week? DCJohn

10:14am Sun 22 Dec 13

Classof62 says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Classof62 wrote:
What we needed to compete in the Championship is a spine of players that are either proven at or capable of adapting to the level, which we definitely have in Camp, Ward, Cook, O'Kane, Arter, Grabban added to the creative flair of Ritchie, Fraser, Pugh and Daniels etc. Then also a management team to recognise the best combinations and systems to play these players in - again a definite YES! This is the best combination of players and management I've witnessed at Dean Court since the John Bond / MacDougall era!!
Morning fella, finally took the plunge and posted then. Couldn't disagree with any of that. Would only add that this is a building process for Eddie & Jason which will be done gradually year on year. What we have at the moment is a mixed squad of players, some great, some decent and some not of the required standard, but rest assured we will only improve and Eddie's guidence, given time. UTC
Thanks Steady Eddie,
Agree with your comment about squad building and it may take two or three more transfer windows, plus time for some of the younger players to develop before we see our true potential. Have a great Christmas and let's look forward to Boxing Day. UTCIAD!!!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Classof62[/bold] wrote: What we needed to compete in the Championship is a spine of players that are either proven at or capable of adapting to the level, which we definitely have in Camp, Ward, Cook, O'Kane, Arter, Grabban added to the creative flair of Ritchie, Fraser, Pugh and Daniels etc. Then also a management team to recognise the best combinations and systems to play these players in - again a definite YES! This is the best combination of players and management I've witnessed at Dean Court since the John Bond / MacDougall era!![/p][/quote]Morning fella, finally took the plunge and posted then. Couldn't disagree with any of that. Would only add that this is a building process for Eddie & Jason which will be done gradually year on year. What we have at the moment is a mixed squad of players, some great, some decent and some not of the required standard, but rest assured we will only improve and Eddie's guidence, given time. UTC[/p][/quote]Thanks Steady Eddie, Agree with your comment about squad building and it may take two or three more transfer windows, plus time for some of the younger players to develop before we see our true potential. Have a great Christmas and let's look forward to Boxing Day. UTCIAD!!! Classof62

10:31am Sun 22 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Classof62 wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Classof62 wrote:
What we needed to compete in the Championship is a spine of players that are either proven at or capable of adapting to the level, which we definitely have in Camp, Ward, Cook, O'Kane, Arter, Grabban added to the creative flair of Ritchie, Fraser, Pugh and Daniels etc. Then also a management team to recognise the best combinations and systems to play these players in - again a definite YES! This is the best combination of players and management I've witnessed at Dean Court since the John Bond / MacDougall era!!
Morning fella, finally took the plunge and posted then. Couldn't disagree with any of that. Would only add that this is a building process for Eddie & Jason which will be done gradually year on year. What we have at the moment is a mixed squad of players, some great, some decent and some not of the required standard, but rest assured we will only improve and Eddie's guidence, given time. UTC
Thanks Steady Eddie,
Agree with your comment about squad building and it may take two or three more transfer windows, plus time for some of the younger players to develop before we see our true potential. Have a great Christmas and let's look forward to Boxing Day. UTCIAD!!!
Yep, really looking forwards to Boxing Day, coming down with the boys and hoping to buck the trend at home. All the best for xmas & new year. EHBA
[quote][p][bold]Classof62[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Classof62[/bold] wrote: What we needed to compete in the Championship is a spine of players that are either proven at or capable of adapting to the level, which we definitely have in Camp, Ward, Cook, O'Kane, Arter, Grabban added to the creative flair of Ritchie, Fraser, Pugh and Daniels etc. Then also a management team to recognise the best combinations and systems to play these players in - again a definite YES! This is the best combination of players and management I've witnessed at Dean Court since the John Bond / MacDougall era!![/p][/quote]Morning fella, finally took the plunge and posted then. Couldn't disagree with any of that. Would only add that this is a building process for Eddie & Jason which will be done gradually year on year. What we have at the moment is a mixed squad of players, some great, some decent and some not of the required standard, but rest assured we will only improve and Eddie's guidence, given time. UTC[/p][/quote]Thanks Steady Eddie, Agree with your comment about squad building and it may take two or three more transfer windows, plus time for some of the younger players to develop before we see our true potential. Have a great Christmas and let's look forward to Boxing Day. UTCIAD!!![/p][/quote]Yep, really looking forwards to Boxing Day, coming down with the boys and hoping to buck the trend at home. All the best for xmas & new year. EHBA STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

10:34am Sun 22 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Court Side wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
lofty1971 wrote:
Court Side wrote:
What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).
Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel.

Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,
Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman.
Mention trolls and one springs up! Hope your team manages to get a win against Spurs tomorrow!
My team won saturday, I just dont rate Pugh, Pitman and Surman, its 15 matches now since a clean sheet.. like i said a fantastic 3 points.
Take the glasses off.
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lofty1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).[/p][/quote]Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel. Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,[/p][/quote]Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman.[/p][/quote]Mention trolls and one springs up! Hope your team manages to get a win against Spurs tomorrow![/p][/quote]My team won saturday, I just dont rate Pugh, Pitman and Surman, its 15 matches now since a clean sheet.. like i said a fantastic 3 points. Take the glasses off. holdinkæft

10:39am Sun 22 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

dekayedcherry wrote:
GR8 result @ Shef.Wed. and a well deserved 3pts.Listened to game on Solent Radio and we sounded in complete control and SW didn't look like scoring "in a month of sundays" until the missed punch by Camp hit Daniels and fell kindly for their striker ( last few mins.@ Reading dejavue ??). When EH subbed a tired Fraser and brought on Pugh, I believe he missed an opportunity to use Ranties pace and trickery running at their defence from a wide left position similar to Henry (Arsenal) but chose instead to bottle the game up rather than going for their jugular and putting the game well and truly out of their reach. However that said Eddie and Jason did a terrific job and all the team achieved a super result. We need to put Yeovil to the sword on Boxing Day and get a home win that our possession football deserves. UTC.
Totally agree about TK coming on. we also have to stop letting in silly goals week in week out. Great to see Ward back that should help.
[quote][p][bold]dekayedcherry[/bold] wrote: GR8 result @ Shef.Wed. and a well deserved 3pts.Listened to game on Solent Radio and we sounded in complete control and SW didn't look like scoring "in a month of sundays" until the missed punch by Camp hit Daniels and fell kindly for their striker ( last few mins.@ Reading dejavue ??). When EH subbed a tired Fraser and brought on Pugh, I believe he missed an opportunity to use Ranties pace and trickery running at their defence from a wide left position similar to Henry (Arsenal) but chose instead to bottle the game up rather than going for their jugular and putting the game well and truly out of their reach. However that said Eddie and Jason did a terrific job and all the team achieved a super result. We need to put Yeovil to the sword on Boxing Day and get a home win that our possession football deserves. UTC.[/p][/quote]Totally agree about TK coming on. we also have to stop letting in silly goals week in week out. Great to see Ward back that should help. holdinkæft

10:48am Sun 22 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
Am also very worried about oxknob, milking archer and Dorset bloo.

What's happened chaps ?
Last seen in Costa Coffee drinking strong black coffee trying to sober up with holdinwhatshisname cheering them on.

Up early this morning Grandchildren (on a sleepover) thought granddad needed an early start!!!! Christmas excitement I guess!!!!
nonno you used to put interesting and sensible coments on here, lately you seem to have joined the name callers club, hope your not turning into a grumpy old man. just because we dont all see eye to eye.
Seasons Greetings
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: Am also very worried about oxknob, milking archer and Dorset bloo. What's happened chaps ?[/p][/quote]Last seen in Costa Coffee drinking strong black coffee trying to sober up with holdinwhatshisname cheering them on. Up early this morning Grandchildren (on a sleepover) thought granddad needed an early start!!!! Christmas excitement I guess!!!![/p][/quote]nonno you used to put interesting and sensible coments on here, lately you seem to have joined the name callers club, hope your not turning into a grumpy old man. just because we dont all see eye to eye. Seasons Greetings holdinkæft

10:51am Sun 22 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Court Side wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
lofty1971 wrote:
Court Side wrote:
What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).
Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel.

Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,
Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman.
Mention trolls and one springs up! Hope your team manages to get a win against Spurs tomorrow!
My team won saturday, I just dont rate Pugh, Pitman and Surman, its 15 matches now since a clean sheet.. like i said a fantastic 3 points.
Take the glasses off.
Well, you are certainly entitled to your opinion but thankfully it's not your opinon that counts, leave it to those in charge.
So tell me... is Eddie in or out this week for you?? I find it hard to keep up with your ever differing (often extreme) views.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lofty1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).[/p][/quote]Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel. Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,[/p][/quote]Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman.[/p][/quote]Mention trolls and one springs up! Hope your team manages to get a win against Spurs tomorrow![/p][/quote]My team won saturday, I just dont rate Pugh, Pitman and Surman, its 15 matches now since a clean sheet.. like i said a fantastic 3 points. Take the glasses off.[/p][/quote]Well, you are certainly entitled to your opinion but thankfully it's not your opinon that counts, leave it to those in charge. So tell me... is Eddie in or out this week for you?? I find it hard to keep up with your ever differing (often extreme) views. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

11:00am Sun 22 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

DCJohn wrote:
Why are people obsessed with tough tackling defensive midfielders? Has no one watched Eunan O'Kane in the last few games? He has screened the back four brilliantly, but is also comfortable on the ball to compliment our style of play.

Looking back at the last three games we have conceded four goals as a result of two individual errors and two unfortunate deflections. I don't personally think there is that much to do to make us solid defensively, and is mainly due to a lack of experience at this level.

Onto the big lad up front. Judging on the last two games I have seen, RReading and Birmingham, I feel that we have created enough chances to win the games. The only issue I have is that at times are wingers are opting for the lofted ball into the box, which doesn't suit our strikers. A lot of defenders seem to struggle more with the ball drilled across the box. I think our strikers just need to sharpen up there running across the front post. I think that would likely cause more problems than a big lump.

As for holding the ball up I think Grabban has been exemplary in the last few games, and offers more than your Zigic style target man. How depressed would you be watching Birmingham every week?
GREAT POST, exactly, more early low hard crosses int the box.
[quote][p][bold]DCJohn[/bold] wrote: Why are people obsessed with tough tackling defensive midfielders? Has no one watched Eunan O'Kane in the last few games? He has screened the back four brilliantly, but is also comfortable on the ball to compliment our style of play. Looking back at the last three games we have conceded four goals as a result of two individual errors and two unfortunate deflections. I don't personally think there is that much to do to make us solid defensively, and is mainly due to a lack of experience at this level. Onto the big lad up front. Judging on the last two games I have seen, RReading and Birmingham, I feel that we have created enough chances to win the games. The only issue I have is that at times are wingers are opting for the lofted ball into the box, which doesn't suit our strikers. A lot of defenders seem to struggle more with the ball drilled across the box. I think our strikers just need to sharpen up there running across the front post. I think that would likely cause more problems than a big lump. As for holding the ball up I think Grabban has been exemplary in the last few games, and offers more than your Zigic style target man. How depressed would you be watching Birmingham every week?[/p][/quote]GREAT POST, exactly, more early low hard crosses int the box. holdinkæft

11:12am Sun 22 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
Court Side wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
lofty1971 wrote:
Court Side wrote:
What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).
Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel.

Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,
Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman.
Mention trolls and one springs up! Hope your team manages to get a win against Spurs tomorrow!
My team won saturday, I just dont rate Pugh, Pitman and Surman, its 15 matches now since a clean sheet.. like i said a fantastic 3 points.
Take the glasses off.
Well, you are certainly entitled to your opinion but thankfully it's not your opinon that counts, leave it to those in charge.
So tell me... is Eddie in or out this week for you?? I find it hard to keep up with your ever differing (often extreme) views.
This week he was nearly in my good books, he didnt play Poser Pugh and ´´give it to me ´´Pitman but he did play lazy Surman. And Ward coming back to fitness made my day.

AFCB TROLL, names have never hurt me. it just shows the inept disabilities of the name callers.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lofty1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).[/p][/quote]Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel. Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,[/p][/quote]Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman.[/p][/quote]Mention trolls and one springs up! Hope your team manages to get a win against Spurs tomorrow![/p][/quote]My team won saturday, I just dont rate Pugh, Pitman and Surman, its 15 matches now since a clean sheet.. like i said a fantastic 3 points. Take the glasses off.[/p][/quote]Well, you are certainly entitled to your opinion but thankfully it's not your opinon that counts, leave it to those in charge. So tell me... is Eddie in or out this week for you?? I find it hard to keep up with your ever differing (often extreme) views.[/p][/quote]This week he was nearly in my good books, he didnt play Poser Pugh and ´´give it to me ´´Pitman but he did play lazy Surman. And Ward coming back to fitness made my day. AFCB TROLL, names have never hurt me. it just shows the inept disabilities of the name callers. holdinkæft

11:30am Sun 22 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^ Hummmm, you sound like someone with a few "issues"
^ Hummmm, you sound like someone with a few "issues" TedMacsCherryPants

11:33am Sun 22 Dec 13

abc100 says...

Early season Surman didn't warrant a place in the team but he is now starting to show the player he can be, just noticed a comment saying he is lazy, for someone who claims to watch Afcb you have to laugh at the comments he or she posts, we all have our different ideas on team selection/formation our favourite players etc but these days you have to have a squad where all can play, of course some are better than others but I don't think we have any players that would let us down if called on, a few weeks ago Okane according to some was a awful player that should be nowhere near the team now he is absolutly vital to us especially in away games. Arter was apparantly a liability well who would be without him now, end of last season it was lets get rid of Grabbon he can score goals, one of the top scorers in the league now, Elphick was not a championship player but looks better every game and leads by example, Daniels and Francis were getting slated yet do we honestly see to many fullbacks we would swap them for within reason, of course we need to improve but come on are we that bad, 15th in the league who would honestly not of taken that at the start or the end of this season??
Early season Surman didn't warrant a place in the team but he is now starting to show the player he can be, just noticed a comment saying he is lazy, for someone who claims to watch Afcb you have to laugh at the comments he or she posts, we all have our different ideas on team selection/formation our favourite players etc but these days you have to have a squad where all can play, of course some are better than others but I don't think we have any players that would let us down if called on, a few weeks ago Okane according to some was a awful player that should be nowhere near the team now he is absolutly vital to us especially in away games. Arter was apparantly a liability well who would be without him now, end of last season it was lets get rid of Grabbon he can score goals, one of the top scorers in the league now, Elphick was not a championship player but looks better every game and leads by example, Daniels and Francis were getting slated yet do we honestly see to many fullbacks we would swap them for within reason, of course we need to improve but come on are we that bad, 15th in the league who would honestly not of taken that at the start or the end of this season?? abc100

11:47am Sun 22 Dec 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^ you sound like someone who doesn't have any "issues", well said!!!
^ you sound like someone who doesn't have any "issues", well said!!! TedMacsCherryPants

11:53am Sun 22 Dec 13

ASM says...

Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.
I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .
Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.[/p][/quote]I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .[/p][/quote]Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC ASM

12:40pm Sun 22 Dec 13

bobsworthforever says...

Great result for us 2 excellent goals just need home win now No doubt Ritchie has made a difference but the best player in 20years cant be.Not very fair on Grabban whose scored 9 league goals and sems a very fit payer
Great result for us 2 excellent goals just need home win now No doubt Ritchie has made a difference but the best player in 20years cant be.Not very fair on Grabban whose scored 9 league goals and sems a very fit payer bobsworthforever

12:45pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

I know this comment hasn't got nothing to do with this game but if we get lee camp permanent surly ryan allsop ain't gonna get no games so why not sell allsop let he's career get kick started at another club and keep jalal who's happy to sit on bench
I know this comment hasn't got nothing to do with this game but if we get lee camp permanent surly ryan allsop ain't gonna get no games so why not sell allsop let he's career get kick started at another club and keep jalal who's happy to sit on bench Afcbives

12:55pm Sun 22 Dec 13

rogthedodge123 says...

With the exception of QPR and Leicester the 4 play off places are up for grabs.
I know Eddie has stated that we just need to consolidate but we all know that's not what he and the players believe,Eddie has a winning mentality,hence that's why we have drawn only a few games....unlike all the other contenders who regularly draw.It has taken time to adapt and find the right formula and credit to Eddie for sticking to his plan,this now means that with the team settled and the belief that we can compete with the best in this league the team have every chance of making the play-offs...even though none of my friends agree.......but they did not agree with me last year either.
With the exception of QPR and Leicester the 4 play off places are up for grabs. I know Eddie has stated that we just need to consolidate but we all know that's not what he and the players believe,Eddie has a winning mentality,hence that's why we have drawn only a few games....unlike all the other contenders who regularly draw.It has taken time to adapt and find the right formula and credit to Eddie for sticking to his plan,this now means that with the team settled and the belief that we can compete with the best in this league the team have every chance of making the play-offs...even though none of my friends agree.......but they did not agree with me last year either. rogthedodge123

12:55pm Sun 22 Dec 13

abc100 says...

ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.
I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .
Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC
Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !!
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.[/p][/quote]I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .[/p][/quote]Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC[/p][/quote]Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !! abc100

2:11pm Sun 22 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

holdinkæft wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
Am also very worried about oxknob, milking archer and Dorset bloo.

What's happened chaps ?
Last seen in Costa Coffee drinking strong black coffee trying to sober up with holdinwhatshisname cheering them on.

Up early this morning Grandchildren (on a sleepover) thought granddad needed an early start!!!! Christmas excitement I guess!!!!
nonno you used to put interesting and sensible coments on here, lately you seem to have joined the name callers club, hope your not turning into a grumpy old man. just because we dont all see eye to eye.
Seasons Greetings
I have to say that it is very generous of you to consider my posts interesting. I stand corrected if I have indulged in name calling!! I will certainly admit to ridiculing one or two repetitive posters and indulging in sarcasm. I bow to your superior intellect! (see what I mean!!) and take it on the chin.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: Am also very worried about oxknob, milking archer and Dorset bloo. What's happened chaps ?[/p][/quote]Last seen in Costa Coffee drinking strong black coffee trying to sober up with holdinwhatshisname cheering them on. Up early this morning Grandchildren (on a sleepover) thought granddad needed an early start!!!! Christmas excitement I guess!!!![/p][/quote]nonno you used to put interesting and sensible coments on here, lately you seem to have joined the name callers club, hope your not turning into a grumpy old man. just because we dont all see eye to eye. Seasons Greetings[/p][/quote]I have to say that it is very generous of you to consider my posts interesting. I stand corrected if I have indulged in name calling!! I will certainly admit to ridiculing one or two repetitive posters and indulging in sarcasm. I bow to your superior intellect! (see what I mean!!) and take it on the chin. nonnogeppetto

2:12pm Sun 22 Dec 13

canfordcherry says...

DCJohn wrote:
Why are people obsessed with tough tackling defensive midfielders? Has no one watched Eunan O'Kane in the last few games? He has screened the back four brilliantly, but is also comfortable on the ball to compliment our style of play.

Looking back at the last three games we have conceded four goals as a result of two individual errors and two unfortunate deflections. I don't personally think there is that much to do to make us solid defensively, and is mainly due to a lack of experience at this level.

Onto the big lad up front. Judging on the last two games I have seen, RReading and Birmingham, I feel that we have created enough chances to win the games. The only issue I have is that at times are wingers are opting for the lofted ball into the box, which doesn't suit our strikers. A lot of defenders seem to struggle more with the ball drilled across the box. I think our strikers just need to sharpen up there running across the front post. I think that would likely cause more problems than a big lump.

As for holding the ball up I think Grabban has been exemplary in the last few games, and offers more than your Zigic style target man. How depressed would you be watching Birmingham every week?
Bang on regarding O'kane's form. Proving himself now he's been given a chance. Long may It continue!
Hope we stuff Yeovil on Boxing Day by at least 3 goals. 5-2 or 6-3 will do it.
[quote][p][bold]DCJohn[/bold] wrote: Why are people obsessed with tough tackling defensive midfielders? Has no one watched Eunan O'Kane in the last few games? He has screened the back four brilliantly, but is also comfortable on the ball to compliment our style of play. Looking back at the last three games we have conceded four goals as a result of two individual errors and two unfortunate deflections. I don't personally think there is that much to do to make us solid defensively, and is mainly due to a lack of experience at this level. Onto the big lad up front. Judging on the last two games I have seen, RReading and Birmingham, I feel that we have created enough chances to win the games. The only issue I have is that at times are wingers are opting for the lofted ball into the box, which doesn't suit our strikers. A lot of defenders seem to struggle more with the ball drilled across the box. I think our strikers just need to sharpen up there running across the front post. I think that would likely cause more problems than a big lump. As for holding the ball up I think Grabban has been exemplary in the last few games, and offers more than your Zigic style target man. How depressed would you be watching Birmingham every week?[/p][/quote]Bang on regarding O'kane's form. Proving himself now he's been given a chance. Long may It continue! Hope we stuff Yeovil on Boxing Day by at least 3 goals. 5-2 or 6-3 will do it. canfordcherry

3:36pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Nat1234 says...

abc100 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.
I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .
Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC
Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !!
Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer ..
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.[/p][/quote]I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .[/p][/quote]Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC[/p][/quote]Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !![/p][/quote]Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer .. Nat1234

4:22pm Sun 22 Dec 13

abc100 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
abc100 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.
I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .
Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC
Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !!
Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer ..
We have had some great left backs, Ian Leigh, Paul morell, Neil masters, Jamie Vincent, warren Cummings,
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.[/p][/quote]I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .[/p][/quote]Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC[/p][/quote]Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !![/p][/quote]Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer ..[/p][/quote]We have had some great left backs, Ian Leigh, Paul morell, Neil masters, Jamie Vincent, warren Cummings, abc100

4:49pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Fanfor45 says...

abc100 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
abc100 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.
I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .
Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC
Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !!
Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer ..
We have had some great left backs, Ian Leigh, Paul morell, Neil masters, Jamie Vincent, warren Cummings,
Nat1234, sorry mate..... I'd have been as surprised as anyone to see Ian Leigh running the flanks at left-back. Our goal area would have been drastically exposed if he had done. A good goalkeeper but not a left-back.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.[/p][/quote]I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .[/p][/quote]Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC[/p][/quote]Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !![/p][/quote]Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer ..[/p][/quote]We have had some great left backs, Ian Leigh, Paul morell, Neil masters, Jamie Vincent, warren Cummings,[/p][/quote]Nat1234, sorry mate..... I'd have been as surprised as anyone to see Ian Leigh running the flanks at left-back. Our goal area would have been drastically exposed if he had done. A good goalkeeper but not a left-back. Fanfor45

4:51pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Fanfor45 says...

abc100 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
abc100 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.
I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .
Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC
Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !!
Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer ..
We have had some great left backs, Ian Leigh, Paul morell, Neil masters, Jamie Vincent, warren Cummings,
nat1234.........sorr
y mate, I would have been as surprised as anyone seeing Ian Leigh run the channels at left-back. That would have been one hell of a confident goalkeeping performance from him :-)
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.[/p][/quote]I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .[/p][/quote]Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC[/p][/quote]Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !![/p][/quote]Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer ..[/p][/quote]We have had some great left backs, Ian Leigh, Paul morell, Neil masters, Jamie Vincent, warren Cummings,[/p][/quote]nat1234.........sorr y mate, I would have been as surprised as anyone seeing Ian Leigh run the channels at left-back. That would have been one hell of a confident goalkeeping performance from him :-) Fanfor45

5:04pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Phil McG (Italy) says...

Um.......abc100, Ian Leigh was a goalkeeper.
Um.......abc100, Ian Leigh was a goalkeeper. Phil McG (Italy)

5:10pm Sun 22 Dec 13

abc100 says...

Phil McG (Italy) wrote:
Um.......abc100, Ian Leigh was a goalkeeper.
I just realised I put that I meant Chris Sulley
[quote][p][bold]Phil McG (Italy)[/bold] wrote: Um.......abc100, Ian Leigh was a goalkeeper.[/p][/quote]I just realised I put that I meant Chris Sulley abc100

5:43pm Sun 22 Dec 13

abc100 says...

Phil McG (Italy) wrote:
Um.......abc100, Ian Leigh was a goalkeeper.
On the off chance is a pint of the black stuff from Ireland a favourite drink of yours ?????
[quote][p][bold]Phil McG (Italy)[/bold] wrote: Um.......abc100, Ian Leigh was a goalkeeper.[/p][/quote]On the off chance is a pint of the black stuff from Ireland a favourite drink of yours ????? abc100

5:57pm Sun 22 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Court Side wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
lofty1971 wrote:
Court Side wrote:
What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).
Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel.

Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,
Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman.
Mention trolls and one springs up! Hope your team manages to get a win against Spurs tomorrow!
My team won saturday, I just dont rate Pugh, Pitman and Surman, its 15 matches now since a clean sheet.. like i said a fantastic 3 points.
Take the glasses off.
We've won 2 out of 3 with Surman back in the team. Put your glasses on and get rid of your prejudices towards certain players.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lofty1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: What a surprise, last week, within 5 minutes of the match report uploaded there must've been 40 something comments with a certain few questioning Eddie Howe and slagging off certain players, this week after a fantastic win? Not a peep out of them.Just shows them up for the trolls that they are. Congratulations to the players and Eddie Howe, the best manager we've ever had, (some would do well to remember that).[/p][/quote]Well said Court Side! Fantastic away win (another one) and the empty heads aren't here to post their trolling drivel. Well done Eddie and the team onwards and upwards. A home win over Xmas period will be a nice present ,[/p][/quote]Fantastic win, we were playing the worst team around and still let a goa in, next stop yeovil another bad team lets hope we can win by more than one goal against them. I doubt it. good tose Pugh wasnt playing today that helped us. Howe is finding ths out after half the season is over. Next is Pitman and Shuman.[/p][/quote]Mention trolls and one springs up! Hope your team manages to get a win against Spurs tomorrow![/p][/quote]My team won saturday, I just dont rate Pugh, Pitman and Surman, its 15 matches now since a clean sheet.. like i said a fantastic 3 points. Take the glasses off.[/p][/quote]We've won 2 out of 3 with Surman back in the team. Put your glasses on and get rid of your prejudices towards certain players. rednblack37

6:20pm Sun 22 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
abc100 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.
I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .
Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC
Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !!
Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer ..
If we're talking great players, the player to play for us who has won the most medals in his career has to be Jimmy Case? Titles and european cups with Liverpool. And even at 38/39 when he joined us he was still absolute class.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.[/p][/quote]I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .[/p][/quote]Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC[/p][/quote]Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !![/p][/quote]Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer ..[/p][/quote]If we're talking great players, the player to play for us who has won the most medals in his career has to be Jimmy Case? Titles and european cups with Liverpool. And even at 38/39 when he joined us he was still absolute class. rednblack37

6:26pm Sun 22 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
abc100 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.
I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .
Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC
Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !!
Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer ..
We have had some great left backs, Ian Leigh, Paul morell, Neil masters, Jamie Vincent, warren Cummings,
Nat1234, sorry mate..... I'd have been as surprised as anyone to see Ian Leigh running the flanks at left-back. Our goal area would have been drastically exposed if he had done. A good goalkeeper but not a left-back.
I would include David Coleman as well, very good player that was unlucky to have a player like Paul Morrell ahead of him
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: I have to say Matt Ritchie is the best player I've seen at dean court in the last 20 years (except maybe Defoe who was only on loan). I rate him much higher than Matty Holland who went on to be a great premiership player and he is still very young.[/p][/quote]I disagree with you . Matt Ritchie is a fantastic player like you said probably one of the best we've had for a long time . But putting him in the sane bracket as Matt holland , there is no contest , Matt holland was a great player and captain , his judgement of the game was next to none we've ever had . And remember holland could play in any position he was asked to play . His reading of the the ball was a pleasure to watch .[/p][/quote]Matt Holland was the hardest working pro (from what I heard), he would be seen running after training, at the same time the other lads were down elements or whatever it was called back in those days. But he never had the quick feet and silky skills of Matt Ritchie, who reminds me of Gavin Peacock. The reason I compare Matt Holland is because I can't think of anyone else on par (IMO). I just think Ritchie is something special. The whole team is playing excellent at the moment and we've got some really good players who are proving themselves at championship level. UTC[/p][/quote]Always tough to compare players that play in different positions, Matt Holland was a fantastic player and captain for us at a really difficult time for the club and we should always be grateful to him for the way he was a great spokesman and ambassador for the club at that time especially with him being so young at the time, best player for Afcb it's got to be Ian Bishop pure class !![/p][/quote]Yes agree bishop was a fantastic player , but if we are going back that far . Paul morrell has to be one of the best left backs that has ever wore an afcb shirt . And we can never forget Luther . Fantastic goal scorer , Colin Clarke another great goal scorer ..[/p][/quote]We have had some great left backs, Ian Leigh, Paul morell, Neil masters, Jamie Vincent, warren Cummings,[/p][/quote]Nat1234, sorry mate..... I'd have been as surprised as anyone to see Ian Leigh running the flanks at left-back. Our goal area would have been drastically exposed if he had done. A good goalkeeper but not a left-back.[/p][/quote]I would include David Coleman as well, very good player that was unlucky to have a player like Paul Morrell ahead of him rednblack37

8:53pm Sun 22 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

Over 24 hours on no post from Lincoln
Over 24 hours on no post from Lincoln alasdair1967

10:34am Mon 23 Dec 13

Richard 1976 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Over 24 hours on no post from Lincoln
Maybe the lads got stuck in Nottinghamshire before the border was shut for the festive season?
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Over 24 hours on no post from Lincoln[/p][/quote]Maybe the lads got stuck in Nottinghamshire before the border was shut for the festive season? Richard 1976

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