AFC Bournemouth: Booking was harsh claims Arter

Bournemouth Echo: SUSPENDED: Harry Arter SUSPENDED: Harry Arter

MIDFIELDER Harry Arter felt he had been on the wrong end of a “really harsh” refereeing decision during Cherries’ Boxing Day triumph over Yeovil.

Arter collected his fifth booking of the season and triggered an automatic one-match ban following a tackle on Joe Ralls midway through the second half at Dean Court.

The 23-year-old, who had been walking a disciplinary tightrope since picking up his fourth yellow card at Burnley last month, will serve his suspension against Ipswich on Sunday.

Arter, one of five players booked by referee Craig Pawson, had been hoping to reach the New Year’s Eve amnesty when suspensions no longer apply for five cautions.

He told the Daily Echo: “I was disappointed and felt it was really harsh. It was my first tackle of the game and I had been working so hard to get to December 31 without getting another booking. But there is nothing I can do about it, other than just prepare for the Brighton game.”

Arter, who has been booked 38 times and sent off once in 121 appearances, has missed eight games through suspension since joining Cherries from Woking in 2010. He was substituted soon after the incident and replaced by Shaun MacDonald.

Boss Eddie Howe said: “It was the one disappointment really. He had been on a tightrope for a number of weeks and we had been trying to keep him free from suspension. I think this is the fewest number of bookings he has had so he is definitely moving in the right direction.

“I thought it was a tough call. I thought it was a genuine tackle but the referee saw it differently. From that moment, Harry probably needed to be taken off for his own protection.”

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7:28am Fri 27 Dec 13

fore15 says...

The bloke is an idiot, his body language throughout yesterday suggested he didn't want to be out there.
The bloke is an idiot, his body language throughout yesterday suggested he didn't want to be out there. fore15

8:10am Fri 27 Dec 13

N Smith says...

fore15 wrote:
The bloke is an idiot, his body language throughout yesterday suggested he didn't want to be out there.
What rubbish , Harry won the ball fairly infact it was a great tackle.The ref had a good game but got that decision wrong.Harry still needs to learn that he has to keep his mouth shut though.
[quote][p][bold]fore15[/bold] wrote: The bloke is an idiot, his body language throughout yesterday suggested he didn't want to be out there.[/p][/quote]What rubbish , Harry won the ball fairly infact it was a great tackle.The ref had a good game but got that decision wrong.Harry still needs to learn that he has to keep his mouth shut though. N Smith

9:11am Fri 27 Dec 13

boyerboy says...

Lippy is great player and probably one of best ever bargain buys......BUT, his record speaks for its self and after he was booked yesterday he completely lost the plot, arguing constantly with the ref, he cannot change...its his nature.
Lippy is great player and probably one of best ever bargain buys......BUT, his record speaks for its self and after he was booked yesterday he completely lost the plot, arguing constantly with the ref, he cannot change...its his nature. boyerboy

10:18am Fri 27 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

boyerboy wrote:
Lippy is great player and probably one of best ever bargain buys......BUT, his record speaks for its self and after he was booked yesterday he completely lost the plot, arguing constantly with the ref, he cannot change...its his nature.
I don't think it was a surprise that Harry lost the plot, he's been striving to get through to January, only to be booked for a tackle that didn't warrant it, wouldn't YOU be hacked off?? I know I would be, especially when you think of the so called tackle on Fraser that deserved a straight red, only to see yellow!!
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Lippy is great player and probably one of best ever bargain buys......BUT, his record speaks for its self and after he was booked yesterday he completely lost the plot, arguing constantly with the ref, he cannot change...its his nature.[/p][/quote]I don't think it was a surprise that Harry lost the plot, he's been striving to get through to January, only to be booked for a tackle that didn't warrant it, wouldn't YOU be hacked off?? I know I would be, especially when you think of the so called tackle on Fraser that deserved a straight red, only to see yellow!! Afcbpete

10:37am Fri 27 Dec 13

abc100 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
boyerboy wrote:
Lippy is great player and probably one of best ever bargain buys......BUT, his record speaks for its self and after he was booked yesterday he completely lost the plot, arguing constantly with the ref, he cannot change...its his nature.
I don't think it was a surprise that Harry lost the plot, he's been striving to get through to January, only to be booked for a tackle that didn't warrant it, wouldn't YOU be hacked off?? I know I would be, especially when you think of the so called tackle on Fraser that deserved a straight red, only to see yellow!!
Totally agree, is Harry's record that bad for a central midfielder, only works out that he gets booked once every three games on average, I know it's what he gets booked for sometimes is silly but I certainly wouldn't want to be without him, as for fore15 you wanna get to specsavers as your eyes are playing up, he didn't have his best game but I think we could all see (except for you) exactly how much playing for Afcb does mean to him, he was gutted to know he was going to miss the next game
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Lippy is great player and probably one of best ever bargain buys......BUT, his record speaks for its self and after he was booked yesterday he completely lost the plot, arguing constantly with the ref, he cannot change...its his nature.[/p][/quote]I don't think it was a surprise that Harry lost the plot, he's been striving to get through to January, only to be booked for a tackle that didn't warrant it, wouldn't YOU be hacked off?? I know I would be, especially when you think of the so called tackle on Fraser that deserved a straight red, only to see yellow!![/p][/quote]Totally agree, is Harry's record that bad for a central midfielder, only works out that he gets booked once every three games on average, I know it's what he gets booked for sometimes is silly but I certainly wouldn't want to be without him, as for fore15 you wanna get to specsavers as your eyes are playing up, he didn't have his best game but I think we could all see (except for you) exactly how much playing for Afcb does mean to him, he was gutted to know he was going to miss the next game abc100

11:39am Fri 27 Dec 13

nicoAFCB says...

fore15 wrote:
The bloke is an idiot, his body language throughout yesterday suggested he didn't want to be out there.
Your joking right....we were the ones playing in red by the way! I accept Harry because he plays with passing and a bit of fire! Yesterday he won the ball and it was a harsh decision! He's one of our best players lucky for us we have macca to step in on Sunday and this shows we have a decent squad! UTCIAD!
[quote][p][bold]fore15[/bold] wrote: The bloke is an idiot, his body language throughout yesterday suggested he didn't want to be out there.[/p][/quote]Your joking right....we were the ones playing in red by the way! I accept Harry because he plays with passing and a bit of fire! Yesterday he won the ball and it was a harsh decision! He's one of our best players lucky for us we have macca to step in on Sunday and this shows we have a decent squad! UTCIAD! nicoAFCB

11:40am Fri 27 Dec 13

nicoAFCB says...

Of course I meant passion not passing although his passing can be incredible at times!
Of course I meant passion not passing although his passing can be incredible at times! nicoAFCB

2:05pm Fri 27 Dec 13

dustbindanny says...

Thought you were hard done by yesterday Harry ?
Thought you were hard done by yesterday Harry ? dustbindanny

3:18pm Fri 27 Dec 13

kangman2012 says...

Harry wouldn't be the player he is without his passion and his mindset. OK so it gets him in trouble some of the time but without those qualities you'd have a player that wouldn't even make the development squad. Carry on "King Arter" and "boss the games with O'Kane" when you get back - UTC!
Harry wouldn't be the player he is without his passion and his mindset. OK so it gets him in trouble some of the time but without those qualities you'd have a player that wouldn't even make the development squad. Carry on "King Arter" and "boss the games with O'Kane" when you get back - UTC! kangman2012

9:54pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Frank Sidebottom says...

The card for the tackle may have been harsh but Harry still has a problem controlling his tongue. Just prior to the tackle he had a right go at the lino and then gobbed off the ref after the yellow. He was lucky not to get an immediate second yellow and subsequent red (as happened to Barton last week). He is a fiery lad and may never change but one day his actions could swing a game the wrong way as much as his talent could turn a game in our favour.
The card for the tackle may have been harsh but Harry still has a problem controlling his tongue. Just prior to the tackle he had a right go at the lino and then gobbed off the ref after the yellow. He was lucky not to get an immediate second yellow and subsequent red (as happened to Barton last week). He is a fiery lad and may never change but one day his actions could swing a game the wrong way as much as his talent could turn a game in our favour. Frank Sidebottom

10:44pm Fri 27 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

Frank Sidebottom wrote:
The card for the tackle may have been harsh but Harry still has a problem controlling his tongue. Just prior to the tackle he had a right go at the lino and then gobbed off the ref after the yellow. He was lucky not to get an immediate second yellow and subsequent red (as happened to Barton last week). He is a fiery lad and may never change but one day his actions could swing a game the wrong way as much as his talent could turn a game in our favour.
It is true that this was harsh, but to be honest no excuses for the previous four cards and Harry without doubt has a officials reputation in this division
[quote][p][bold]Frank Sidebottom[/bold] wrote: The card for the tackle may have been harsh but Harry still has a problem controlling his tongue. Just prior to the tackle he had a right go at the lino and then gobbed off the ref after the yellow. He was lucky not to get an immediate second yellow and subsequent red (as happened to Barton last week). He is a fiery lad and may never change but one day his actions could swing a game the wrong way as much as his talent could turn a game in our favour.[/p][/quote]It is true that this was harsh, but to be honest no excuses for the previous four cards and Harry without doubt has a officials reputation in this division cheeriedriteup

10:05am Wed 15 Jan 14

afcbtintin says...

boyerboy wrote:
Lippy is great player and probably one of best ever bargain buys......BUT, his record speaks for its self and after he was booked yesterday he completely lost the plot, arguing constantly with the ref, he cannot change...its his nature.
Absolutely right. The wife & I sit pretty near the dugouts and more than once we heard EH scream at Harry "zip it" followed by the usual zipping the mouth action. Harry obviously didn't listen !

UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Lippy is great player and probably one of best ever bargain buys......BUT, his record speaks for its self and after he was booked yesterday he completely lost the plot, arguing constantly with the ref, he cannot change...its his nature.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right. The wife & I sit pretty near the dugouts and more than once we heard EH scream at Harry "zip it" followed by the usual zipping the mouth action. Harry obviously didn't listen ! UTCIAD afcbtintin

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