AFC Bournemouth: Howe's philosophy is the way ahead says O'Kane

Bournemouth Echo: MIDFIELDER: Eunan O'Kane MIDFIELDER: Eunan O'Kane

PLAYMAKER Eunan O'Kane believes Cherries are deservedly reaping their rewards for sticking to boss Eddie Howe's footballing philosophy.

O'Kane played a starring role as Cherries registered back-to-back away wins thanks to a 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

First-half goals from Matt Ritchie and Lewis Grabban saw Howe's men follow up their success at Reading where the same two players had been on the scoresheet.

Victory at Hillsborough also marked a triumph for Cherries' passing principles under Howe, with the managerless Owls relying heavily on a more direct approach.

O'Kane told the Daily Echo: “The manager is very clear on what he wants us to do and how he wants us to play. Technically, we are good enough to carry it out and, when we get it right, as we saw at Reading and at times against Wednesday, we are very hard to cope with.

“They bombarded our box with crosses and had a big lump up front. If anything, we were a little disappointed not to keep a clean sheet but, overall, we had to be happy with the win.

“As the saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat. We are not the biggest or the most physical team so we have to go about it in other ways to try to stop teams. We try to stop the supply rather than have a battle when the ball is in the air and we carried it out quite well against Wednesday.

“Without being disrespectful to the way they played, I don't think I could play in their team because I just don't think I would get a game. It is not really the style of football that suits me and I don't think too many managers would fancy me playing that way.

“I am pleased with where I am, pleased with the way we play and with the manager's philosophy. Not too many teams in the league try to play the way we do so, if we can keep putting in performances like we have in the past few weeks, hopefully we will do well.”

O'Kane added: “We played better against Birmingham last week and lost. We made more than 450 passes and had almost 30 box entries in that game. Although stats can sometimes be misleading, if you had shown them to someone who wasn't at the game, they probably would have put us down for a two or three-nil win.

“Some days, you play really well and get nothing and, sometimes, you play poorly and maybe come away with a win. We picked ourselves up during the week and got back to winning ways.”

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8:25am Mon 23 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Championship League football is very hard and it would take time to adjust for any promoted club especially AFCB with all its past and recent history.

I do hope that the supporters do not put too much pressure on the current management team by expecting too much and for the Board to look to the long term future and consolidation before they start to get itchy about our achievements. Best wishes to EH JT and all the players and staff I hope you have a lovely time this Christmas and give us 3 points on Boxing Day
Championship League football is very hard and it would take time to adjust for any promoted club especially AFCB with all its past and recent history. I do hope that the supporters do not put too much pressure on the current management team by expecting too much and for the Board to look to the long term future and consolidation before they start to get itchy about our achievements. Best wishes to EH JT and all the players and staff I hope you have a lovely time this Christmas and give us 3 points on Boxing Day nonnogeppetto

8:31am Mon 23 Dec 13

AFCBade says...

I really enjoy the passing style of the cherries so long may it continue. We seem to be more effective away than home so hopefully we can get some success over Xmas at dean court.
I really enjoy the passing style of the cherries so long may it continue. We seem to be more effective away than home so hopefully we can get some success over Xmas at dean court. AFCBade

8:38am Mon 23 Dec 13

Fanfor45 says...

O'kane is certainly rising in stock and I have been a fan of his since the start. He is part of a fine team from a fine squad overseen by an exceptional management duo. No chairman worth his salt would look at A.F.C. Bournemouth presently and say anything other than "keep up the good work", and we, the fans should thank our lucky stars that we can feast on this standard to feed us rather than the 'umbles of the past.
O'kane is certainly rising in stock and I have been a fan of his since the start. He is part of a fine team from a fine squad overseen by an exceptional management duo. No chairman worth his salt would look at A.F.C. Bournemouth presently and say anything other than "keep up the good work", and we, the fans should thank our lucky stars that we can feast on this standard to feed us rather than the 'umbles of the past. Fanfor45

9:06am Mon 23 Dec 13

horsted says...

to appreciate where we are now, just cast your minds back a few years, we had some poor football, some poor management, and some poor directors, we are now spoilt, good players, good management, and good directors, and great supporters, long may it continue, well done all at DEAN COURT, Nick
to appreciate where we are now, just cast your minds back a few years, we had some poor football, some poor management, and some poor directors, we are now spoilt, good players, good management, and good directors, and great supporters, long may it continue, well done all at DEAN COURT, Nick horsted

9:13am Mon 23 Dec 13

lionheart says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Championship League football is very hard and it would take time to adjust for any promoted club especially AFCB with all its past and recent history.

I do hope that the supporters do not put too much pressure on the current management team by expecting too much and for the Board to look to the long term future and consolidation before they start to get itchy about our achievements. Best wishes to EH JT and all the players and staff I hope you have a lovely time this Christmas and give us 3 points on Boxing Day
Well said Non. I'll second that.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Championship League football is very hard and it would take time to adjust for any promoted club especially AFCB with all its past and recent history. I do hope that the supporters do not put too much pressure on the current management team by expecting too much and for the Board to look to the long term future and consolidation before they start to get itchy about our achievements. Best wishes to EH JT and all the players and staff I hope you have a lovely time this Christmas and give us 3 points on Boxing Day[/p][/quote]Well said Non. I'll second that. lionheart

9:19am Mon 23 Dec 13

lionheart says...

AFCBade wrote:
I really enjoy the passing style of the cherries so long may it continue. We seem to be more effective away than home so hopefully we can get some success over Xmas at dean court.
I thought O'Kane had a good game at Reading as well.

At home though when we play two wide men and a right full back pushing up we need more of a Marvin Bartley type of player sweeping up the danger. We have to eliminate being caught on the break.

With our style of play perhaps next years exhibition game can be against Barca or Bayern!
[quote][p][bold]AFCBade[/bold] wrote: I really enjoy the passing style of the cherries so long may it continue. We seem to be more effective away than home so hopefully we can get some success over Xmas at dean court.[/p][/quote]I thought O'Kane had a good game at Reading as well. At home though when we play two wide men and a right full back pushing up we need more of a Marvin Bartley type of player sweeping up the danger. We have to eliminate being caught on the break. With our style of play perhaps next years exhibition game can be against Barca or Bayern! lionheart

9:48am Mon 23 Dec 13

cherrybakewell says...

lionheart wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Championship League football is very hard and it would take time to adjust for any promoted club especially AFCB with all its past and recent history.

I do hope that the supporters do not put too much pressure on the current management team by expecting too much and for the Board to look to the long term future and consolidation before they start to get itchy about our achievements. Best wishes to EH JT and all the players and staff I hope you have a lovely time this Christmas and give us 3 points on Boxing Day
Well said Non. I'll second that.
And I'll 3rd that, good sensible post.
[quote][p][bold]lionheart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Championship League football is very hard and it would take time to adjust for any promoted club especially AFCB with all its past and recent history. I do hope that the supporters do not put too much pressure on the current management team by expecting too much and for the Board to look to the long term future and consolidation before they start to get itchy about our achievements. Best wishes to EH JT and all the players and staff I hope you have a lovely time this Christmas and give us 3 points on Boxing Day[/p][/quote]Well said Non. I'll second that.[/p][/quote]And I'll 3rd that, good sensible post. cherrybakewell

10:13am Mon 23 Dec 13

In Absentia says...

Another typical bit of overhyping by the Echo. We've done very well so far, but let's not kid ourselves that the rest of the season isn't going to be a roller coaster ride of varied results. If Eddie keeps us up, then he'll have done a brilliant job.
Another typical bit of overhyping by the Echo. We've done very well so far, but let's not kid ourselves that the rest of the season isn't going to be a roller coaster ride of varied results. If Eddie keeps us up, then he'll have done a brilliant job. In Absentia

10:52am Mon 23 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year.

We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries

Kind regards Nonno
Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year. We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries Kind regards Nonno nonnogeppetto

11:34am Mon 23 Dec 13

smhinto says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year.

We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries

Kind regards Nonno
I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'.
.
This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum.
.
I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly.
.
No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One.
.
Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season.
.
I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results.
.
Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle.
.
Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all.

Kermit the frog
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year. We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries Kind regards Nonno[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'. . This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum. . I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly. . No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One. . Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season. . I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results. . Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle. . Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all. Kermit the frog smhinto

11:49am Mon 23 Dec 13

Square Old Codger says...

I thought that Steve Claridges assesment of the Cherries was right on Saturday, when he said that though the preference is to play football, they were learning to grind out results.We have on the whole a young team , the majority playing at this level for the first time and it has been and still is a steep learning curve, but they are improving their game. I still think that the pressure of supporters expectations at home games is a burden, but they will overcome that and we will be fine. Yeovil, will not be a pushover, they are a well organized side defencively, who rather like us are coming to terms with the Championship. they have I believe only lost 1 of their last 6 matches. So patience on Thursday. I would take this opportunity to wish everyone at the Club and the supporters a very Happy Christmas and a good New Year.
I thought that Steve Claridges assesment of the Cherries was right on Saturday, when he said that though the preference is to play football, they were learning to grind out results.We have on the whole a young team , the majority playing at this level for the first time and it has been and still is a steep learning curve, but they are improving their game. I still think that the pressure of supporters expectations at home games is a burden, but they will overcome that and we will be fine. Yeovil, will not be a pushover, they are a well organized side defencively, who rather like us are coming to terms with the Championship. they have I believe only lost 1 of their last 6 matches. So patience on Thursday. I would take this opportunity to wish everyone at the Club and the supporters a very Happy Christmas and a good New Year. Square Old Codger

11:52am Mon 23 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year.

We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries

Kind regards Nonno
I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'.
.
This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum.
.
I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly.
.
No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One.
.
Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season.
.
I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results.
.
Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle.
.
Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all.

Kermit the frog
Kermit I guess I asked for it and I got it!


I understand where you are coming from I only wish those who are trigger happy in sacking their manager when results don't go their way, would learn a lesson because in most cases they replace their manager with someone sacked by another club. Very rarely they go for uncharted waters and give a novice or an unknown manager as in Southampton case.

I suppose your remote support for the Cherries allows you to say things without necessarily feeling the emotions of those of us who see them play regularly. Eh what will be will be.

Kind regards Statler (you'll need to look it up Google it!!!)
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year. We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries Kind regards Nonno[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'. . This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum. . I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly. . No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One. . Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season. . I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results. . Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle. . Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all. Kermit the frog[/p][/quote]Kermit I guess I asked for it and I got it! I understand where you are coming from I only wish those who are trigger happy in sacking their manager when results don't go their way, would learn a lesson because in most cases they replace their manager with someone sacked by another club. Very rarely they go for uncharted waters and give a novice or an unknown manager as in Southampton case. I suppose your remote support for the Cherries allows you to say things without necessarily feeling the emotions of those of us who see them play regularly. Eh what will be will be. Kind regards Statler (you'll need to look it up Google it!!!) nonnogeppetto

1:03pm Mon 23 Dec 13

cherrybakewell says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year.

We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries

Kind regards Nonno
I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'.
.
This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum.
.
I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly.
.
No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One.
.
Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season.
.
I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results.
.
Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle.
.
Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all.

Kermit the frog
Kermit I guess I asked for it and I got it!


I understand where you are coming from I only wish those who are trigger happy in sacking their manager when results don't go their way, would learn a lesson because in most cases they replace their manager with someone sacked by another club. Very rarely they go for uncharted waters and give a novice or an unknown manager as in Southampton case.

I suppose your remote support for the Cherries allows you to say things without necessarily feeling the emotions of those of us who see them play regularly. Eh what will be will be.

Kind regards Statler (you'll need to look it up Google it!!!)
Pleeeeease stop encouraging him nonno. Ha Ha Ha
Merry Christmas to you all, stay safe.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year. We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries Kind regards Nonno[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'. . This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum. . I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly. . No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One. . Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season. . I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results. . Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle. . Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all. Kermit the frog[/p][/quote]Kermit I guess I asked for it and I got it! I understand where you are coming from I only wish those who are trigger happy in sacking their manager when results don't go their way, would learn a lesson because in most cases they replace their manager with someone sacked by another club. Very rarely they go for uncharted waters and give a novice or an unknown manager as in Southampton case. I suppose your remote support for the Cherries allows you to say things without necessarily feeling the emotions of those of us who see them play regularly. Eh what will be will be. Kind regards Statler (you'll need to look it up Google it!!!)[/p][/quote]Pleeeeease stop encouraging him nonno. Ha Ha Ha Merry Christmas to you all, stay safe. cherrybakewell

1:16pm Mon 23 Dec 13

bobsworthforever says...

Surely we are going to stay up if we get 8 wins and 1 draw we will have 50 points that should do it with 25 games left we could afford to lose 16 games and we could have Camp and Ritchie hopefully,injuries permitting its a mid table finish
Surely we are going to stay up if we get 8 wins and 1 draw we will have 50 points that should do it with 25 games left we could afford to lose 16 games and we could have Camp and Ritchie hopefully,injuries permitting its a mid table finish bobsworthforever

1:35pm Mon 23 Dec 13

cherrygood says...

smhinto says...Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased.

A forced statement if ever I read one. Still it is a time of good will to all men so I will give you the benefit of the doubt.
smhinto says...Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. A forced statement if ever I read one. Still it is a time of good will to all men so I will give you the benefit of the doubt. cherrygood

2:35pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Nat1234 says...

What time is kick off on boxing day , I've got a horrible thought it will be a draw 'hope I'm wrong ..
What time is kick off on boxing day , I've got a horrible thought it will be a draw 'hope I'm wrong .. Nat1234

3:30pm Mon 23 Dec 13

rogthedodge123 says...

What really annoys me is when I read that Eddie Howe might be replaced
Fact 1 saved the team from going out of the football league
Fact 2 Promotion from league 2
Fact 3 Promotion from league 1
Fact 4 Mid table in the championship
Anyone who knows anything about football should be grateful that we have such a fantastic manager.......who could be poached by a bigger club at anytime.........ther
efore I don't welcome any negative comments ......they obviously come from non cherries fans or those who know absolutely nothing about football......Happy Christmas ..to Eddie JT and the team it has been a thrilling first half of the season.
What really annoys me is when I read that Eddie Howe might be replaced Fact 1 saved the team from going out of the football league Fact 2 Promotion from league 2 Fact 3 Promotion from league 1 Fact 4 Mid table in the championship Anyone who knows anything about football should be grateful that we have such a fantastic manager.......who could be poached by a bigger club at anytime.........ther efore I don't welcome any negative comments ......they obviously come from non cherries fans or those who know absolutely nothing about football......Happy Christmas ..to Eddie JT and the team it has been a thrilling first half of the season. rogthedodge123

4:13pm Mon 23 Dec 13

raybren says...

rogthedodge123 wrote:
What really annoys me is when I read that Eddie Howe might be replaced
Fact 1 saved the team from going out of the football league
Fact 2 Promotion from league 2
Fact 3 Promotion from league 1
Fact 4 Mid table in the championship
Anyone who knows anything about football should be grateful that we have such a fantastic manager.......who could be poached by a bigger club at anytime.........ther

efore I don't welcome any negative comments ......they obviously come from non cherries fans or those who know absolutely nothing about football......Happy Christmas ..to Eddie JT and the team it has been a thrilling first half of the season.
I once wrote to Eddie Howe and among his comments in his reply he said that it was his goal to bring " continued success " to AFCB . I think the FACTS speak for themselves and all of these characters that want him out when we lose a couple of games , really ought to keep their counsel , or meet us at the ground where we can discuss it !
[quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: What really annoys me is when I read that Eddie Howe might be replaced Fact 1 saved the team from going out of the football league Fact 2 Promotion from league 2 Fact 3 Promotion from league 1 Fact 4 Mid table in the championship Anyone who knows anything about football should be grateful that we have such a fantastic manager.......who could be poached by a bigger club at anytime.........ther efore I don't welcome any negative comments ......they obviously come from non cherries fans or those who know absolutely nothing about football......Happy Christmas ..to Eddie JT and the team it has been a thrilling first half of the season.[/p][/quote]I once wrote to Eddie Howe and among his comments in his reply he said that it was his goal to bring " continued success " to AFCB . I think the FACTS speak for themselves and all of these characters that want him out when we lose a couple of games , really ought to keep their counsel , or meet us at the ground where we can discuss it ! raybren

4:16pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Cherryfan says...

What a remarkable change in a player. I admit a few weeks ago I had O'Kane down as not good enought for the championship, but this positional change in the team has turned him into the most improved player I have seen this year. Let's hope he keeps this level of performance for the remainder of the season. Well done O'Kane!
What a remarkable change in a player. I admit a few weeks ago I had O'Kane down as not good enought for the championship, but this positional change in the team has turned him into the most improved player I have seen this year. Let's hope he keeps this level of performance for the remainder of the season. Well done O'Kane! Cherryfan

4:39pm Mon 23 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year.

We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries

Kind regards Nonno
I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'.
.
This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum.
.
I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly.
.
No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One.
.
Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season.
.
I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results.
.
Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle.
.
Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all.

Kermit the frog
Kermit I guess I asked for it and I got it!


I understand where you are coming from I only wish those who are trigger happy in sacking their manager when results don't go their way, would learn a lesson because in most cases they replace their manager with someone sacked by another club. Very rarely they go for uncharted waters and give a novice or an unknown manager as in Southampton case.

I suppose your remote support for the Cherries allows you to say things without necessarily feeling the emotions of those of us who see them play regularly. Eh what will be will be.

Kind regards Statler (you'll need to look it up Google it!!!)
Good to see you are being civile again Nonno, some of us on here say what we feel, many supporters on here dont read the posts as written, they see the bad side to anyone who writes anything negative, without really digesting what has been said. Shminto is always writing the same thing, (please read what i have written) must be irritating for him. supporters are very nieve, eveybody on here wants the best for the club, some of us just see the reality. like 1 win in 9 matches, 15 games without a clean sheet.
Seasons Greetings to all.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year. We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries Kind regards Nonno[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'. . This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum. . I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly. . No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One. . Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season. . I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results. . Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle. . Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all. Kermit the frog[/p][/quote]Kermit I guess I asked for it and I got it! I understand where you are coming from I only wish those who are trigger happy in sacking their manager when results don't go their way, would learn a lesson because in most cases they replace their manager with someone sacked by another club. Very rarely they go for uncharted waters and give a novice or an unknown manager as in Southampton case. I suppose your remote support for the Cherries allows you to say things without necessarily feeling the emotions of those of us who see them play regularly. Eh what will be will be. Kind regards Statler (you'll need to look it up Google it!!!)[/p][/quote]Good to see you are being civile again Nonno, some of us on here say what we feel, many supporters on here dont read the posts as written, they see the bad side to anyone who writes anything negative, without really digesting what has been said. Shminto is always writing the same thing, (please read what i have written) must be irritating for him. supporters are very nieve, eveybody on here wants the best for the club, some of us just see the reality. like 1 win in 9 matches, 15 games without a clean sheet. Seasons Greetings to all. holdinkæft

5:10pm Mon 23 Dec 13

babyduck says...

The team seems to pick itself away from home which is great but please Ed don't try the same tactic (a la Birmingham) for our home games . We still need a "footballing" big man up front to compliment Rantie or Grabban. The b'ham game summed it up. As good as it was to watch, we came away without any points and missed cross after cross in the box. Great times though nonetheless .
The team seems to pick itself away from home which is great but please Ed don't try the same tactic (a la Birmingham) for our home games . We still need a "footballing" big man up front to compliment Rantie or Grabban. The b'ham game summed it up. As good as it was to watch, we came away without any points and missed cross after cross in the box. Great times though nonetheless . babyduck

5:22pm Mon 23 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

holdinkæft
It is always my aim to be civil even with those whom I disagree with and as I said in one of my reply to you, sarcasm and ridicule does get the better of me from time to time especially when we have lost a game and I have nothing to kick (I love my wife and I have no cats! animal lovers I am only JOKING I love animals and would never do it) and feel frustrated.

In respect of my friend 'Kermit' he would gain some very valuable brownie points if he sometimes departed from his intrenched position because as far as I can see no one suggesting that everything is a bed of roses and that there is no room for improvement.

I have just made some 60 odd mince pies and some and umpteen Italian biscotti now is time for an espresso and a drop of the hard stuff. Cheers good wishes to you
holdinkæft It is always my aim to be civil even with those whom I disagree with and as I said in one of my reply to you, sarcasm and ridicule does get the better of me from time to time especially when we have lost a game and I have nothing to kick (I love my wife and I have no cats! animal lovers I am only JOKING I love animals and would never do it) and feel frustrated. In respect of my friend 'Kermit' he would gain some very valuable brownie points if he sometimes departed from his intrenched position because as far as I can see no one suggesting that everything is a bed of roses and that there is no room for improvement. I have just made some 60 odd mince pies and some and umpteen Italian biscotti now is time for an espresso and a drop of the hard stuff. Cheers good wishes to you nonnogeppetto

6:00pm Mon 23 Dec 13

abc100 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year.

We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries

Kind regards Nonno
I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'.
.
This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum.
.
I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly.
.
No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One.
.
Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season.
.
I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results.
.
Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle.
.
Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all.

Kermit the frog
Kermit I guess I asked for it and I got it!


I understand where you are coming from I only wish those who are trigger happy in sacking their manager when results don't go their way, would learn a lesson because in most cases they replace their manager with someone sacked by another club. Very rarely they go for uncharted waters and give a novice or an unknown manager as in Southampton case.

I suppose your remote support for the Cherries allows you to say things without necessarily feeling the emotions of those of us who see them play regularly. Eh what will be will be.

Kind regards Statler (you'll need to look it up Google it!!!)
Good to see you are being civile again Nonno, some of us on here say what we feel, many supporters on here dont read the posts as written, they see the bad side to anyone who writes anything negative, without really digesting what has been said. Shminto is always writing the same thing, (please read what i have written) must be irritating for him. supporters are very nieve, eveybody on here wants the best for the club, some of us just see the reality. like 1 win in 9 matches, 15 games without a clean sheet.
Seasons Greetings to all.
I think the majority on here do see the reality, a newly promoted club competing with clubs that are far bigger than we will ever be, a club that has been through some awful times that are currently 15th in the table, we need improvement for sure on the playing side I don't think anyone thinks anything else, we are a small club that is trying to be competitive in one of the hardest divisions in the world, it won't happen overnight and we are learning every game how tough it is and it's only going to get harder, I'm proud of my club the fans the management and everything AFCB, always exciting being a Bmth fan and I wouldn't have it any other way good or bad!!!!
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year. We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries Kind regards Nonno[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'. . This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum. . I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly. . No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One. . Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season. . I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results. . Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle. . Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all. Kermit the frog[/p][/quote]Kermit I guess I asked for it and I got it! I understand where you are coming from I only wish those who are trigger happy in sacking their manager when results don't go their way, would learn a lesson because in most cases they replace their manager with someone sacked by another club. Very rarely they go for uncharted waters and give a novice or an unknown manager as in Southampton case. I suppose your remote support for the Cherries allows you to say things without necessarily feeling the emotions of those of us who see them play regularly. Eh what will be will be. Kind regards Statler (you'll need to look it up Google it!!!)[/p][/quote]Good to see you are being civile again Nonno, some of us on here say what we feel, many supporters on here dont read the posts as written, they see the bad side to anyone who writes anything negative, without really digesting what has been said. Shminto is always writing the same thing, (please read what i have written) must be irritating for him. supporters are very nieve, eveybody on here wants the best for the club, some of us just see the reality. like 1 win in 9 matches, 15 games without a clean sheet. Seasons Greetings to all.[/p][/quote]I think the majority on here do see the reality, a newly promoted club competing with clubs that are far bigger than we will ever be, a club that has been through some awful times that are currently 15th in the table, we need improvement for sure on the playing side I don't think anyone thinks anything else, we are a small club that is trying to be competitive in one of the hardest divisions in the world, it won't happen overnight and we are learning every game how tough it is and it's only going to get harder, I'm proud of my club the fans the management and everything AFCB, always exciting being a Bmth fan and I wouldn't have it any other way good or bad!!!! abc100

6:01pm Mon 23 Dec 13

bmthtillidie says...

babyduck wrote:
The team seems to pick itself away from home which is great but please Ed don't try the same tactic (a la Birmingham) for our home games . We still need a "footballing" big man up front to compliment Rantie or Grabban. The b'ham game summed it up. As good as it was to watch, we came away without any points and missed cross after cross in the box. Great times though nonetheless .
Playing 4-5-1 means that if Grabs has the ball and is forced out wide which a half decent central defender will do, we need others to run into the box. This didn't happen at Sheff Weds. If Okane is told to hold then we should see one of the wide players plus Arter in the box. Surman wont get there, too slow. Hopefully this will happen against Yeovil. Or better still I would like to see 4-4-2.
[quote][p][bold]babyduck[/bold] wrote: The team seems to pick itself away from home which is great but please Ed don't try the same tactic (a la Birmingham) for our home games . We still need a "footballing" big man up front to compliment Rantie or Grabban. The b'ham game summed it up. As good as it was to watch, we came away without any points and missed cross after cross in the box. Great times though nonetheless .[/p][/quote]Playing 4-5-1 means that if Grabs has the ball and is forced out wide which a half decent central defender will do, we need others to run into the box. This didn't happen at Sheff Weds. If Okane is told to hold then we should see one of the wide players plus Arter in the box. Surman wont get there, too slow. Hopefully this will happen against Yeovil. Or better still I would like to see 4-4-2. bmthtillidie

6:43pm Mon 23 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

That piece from Eunan shows that you can have all the stats in the world, 450 passes and 30 box entries (I've heard it all now!) but football hasn't changed since the day it started - goals win games and stats earn you no points whatsoever. We need to score a few and clear that -13 goal difference, it could be useful in May.
That piece from Eunan shows that you can have all the stats in the world, 450 passes and 30 box entries (I've heard it all now!) but football hasn't changed since the day it started - goals win games and stats earn you no points whatsoever. We need to score a few and clear that -13 goal difference, it could be useful in May. rednblack37

7:15pm Mon 23 Dec 13

dustbindanny says...

Correct me if I.m wrong but I was lead to believe that we, AFC Bournemouth,were now on a 5 year plan, and I repeat a 5 year plan, to try and get into the Premiership? This first year was to try and stay in this league. And at present Eddie and Jason will achieve that aim? What the future holds for us no one knows,! But I will say this, wether we win or loose a game. Our Team The Cherries, are playing the best football I have seen in a decade? See you all on Boxing Day, have a merry christmas and trust in EDDIE!
Correct me if I.m wrong but I was lead to believe that we, AFC Bournemouth,were now on a 5 year plan, and I repeat a 5 year plan, to try and get into the Premiership? This first year was to try and stay in this league. And at present Eddie and Jason will achieve that aim? What the future holds for us no one knows,! But I will say this, wether we win or loose a game. Our Team The Cherries, are playing the best football I have seen in a decade? See you all on Boxing Day, have a merry christmas and trust in EDDIE! dustbindanny

11:28pm Mon 23 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

smhinto wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year.

We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries

Kind regards Nonno
I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'.
.
This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum.
.
I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly.
.
No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One.
.
Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season.
.
I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results.
.
Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle.
.
Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all.

Kermit the frog
Do one ,you where quicker than a rat up a drain pipe when we lost against Birmingham to post your I told you so comments yet when the cherries win it takes you near on 41 hours to post your comments then leave it to the last paragraph to congratulate the team on there performance , when you actually attend a cherries game maybe I will respect your comments until then I will treat your comments with the contempt they deserve
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Shminto I hope that your absence from this site is self imposed and not due for any other unwanted reasons. Despite mine and other put downs I hope you will have a good Christmas and a happy (and not too negative!!! please don't take the bait!) New Year. We all want you to be proven wrong but for the right reasons Up the mighty Cherries Kind regards Nonno[/p][/quote]I seem to recall that your last post referred to me as being an outspoken loud croaking frog, or words to that effect. Another individual referred to me as a 'twerp'. . This was for stating that Mr Howe is not immune to the sack, which of course he is'nt. If the form prior to the Reading game continued his tenure would have been called into question, make no mistake about that. One only has to look at the five or six managers who have been given their P45's recently for stuttering form. Our managemenrt team is not immune to this. This what I was trying to get over to some 'air-heads' on this forum. . I was nor inferring that they should be sacked or were likely to. I was just stating that they could be if poor form continued. Hence, another example of not reading my original post properly. . No doubt Ed will be strenghtening the team in January, no doubt he will get the right players But if he gets it wrong (although unlikely) and our form still stutters his position will come into question, let's not be naive here. There will be pressure on EH to stop us returning to League One. . Both EH asnd JT have done excellent jobs and as your earlier post implies we are still adjusting to this division and there will be more ups and down before the end of the season. . I and no doubt others would very much like to EH and JT to stay but as I have said before football is a results based business and there is no sentiment when there is no results. . Just for the record, an excellent result on Saturday. It made my journey back from MK Dons easier and I am well pleased. But be warned, the Yeovil game will not be easy. They might be struggling for form but this is a local derby where league form goes out of the window. It will be a battle. . Best wishes for xmas and the new year to all. Kermit the frog[/p][/quote]Do one ,you where quicker than a rat up a drain pipe when we lost against Birmingham to post your I told you so comments yet when the cherries win it takes you near on 41 hours to post your comments then leave it to the last paragraph to congratulate the team on there performance , when you actually attend a cherries game maybe I will respect your comments until then I will treat your comments with the contempt they deserve alasdair1967

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