AFC Bournemouth: Boss Howe will not break the bank for new recruits

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MANAGER Eddie Howe insists Cherries will neither break the bank nor bust the club’s wages ceiling in its pursuit of new players.

Howe, whose dealings are governed by the Football League’s financial fair play rules, was speaking ahead of the opening of the transfer window at midnight tonight.

Having returned to the Championship for the first time since 1990, Howe says his priority is to put down long-term foundations and look to establish the club in the second flight.

And while he has identified “two or three areas” he would like to strengthen, Howe maintains any new additions would have to “fit in”, both to the squad and to the club’s financial framework.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “It is easy to be critical when you don’t get three points but you have to look at the bigger picture. I have been pleased with our performances and, if you can maintain those high levels, you will win games.

“It was frustrating we couldn’t make the most of our opportunities against Ipswich but we are not going to find an instant solution. The calibre of player that would make a difference to us is going to cost millions of pounds.

“We have a wage restriction with the financial fair play and also with the structure as the squad stands.

“To bring in the type of striker who would complement what we have and take us to the next level is going to be way out of our league.

"We need to work with the players we have and make them better, which is what we strive to do every day. We have very good players so need to be selective about what, if any, business we do in January because the squad is doing well at the moment. I am not ruling out making signings but they would have to fit in with what we are trying to do.”

Howe confirmed talks regarding a permanent deal with loan goalkeeper Lee Camp were “ongoing” with the 29-year-old due to become a free agent when his contract with West Brom expires following Cherries’ clash at Brighton tomorrow.

Boss Howe added: “Players we bring in have to fall in line with the wage structure we have and with the financial fair play rules. When you are talking about good players, it is always a difficult balance to get right and you can’t risk the future of the football club.

“Hopefully, from my perspective, we will agree with Campy and, if we don’t, we will have to go in a different direction. But it has to be right financially for this football club and there are so many different things to consider in that respect.”

Meanwhile, Howe also confirmed striker Matt Tubbs would return to Dean Court following the expiry of his loan spell with Rotherham next month.

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7:54am Tue 31 Dec 13

Nat1234 says...

Did he not break the bank for rantie , I say sell him and get another player . But I suppose after ranties 12 games here , he would only be worth a quarter of what Eddie payed for him ..
Did he not break the bank for rantie , I say sell him and get another player . But I suppose after ranties 12 games here , he would only be worth a quarter of what Eddie payed for him .. Nat1234

8:31am Tue 31 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Maybe those who insist that we should spend a lot of money bringing in an 'has been' should give EH their bank account numbers and sort codes!

For my money I prefer EH to decide and whatever he concludes he will have my support.
Maybe those who insist that we should spend a lot of money bringing in an 'has been' should give EH their bank account numbers and sort codes! For my money I prefer EH to decide and whatever he concludes he will have my support. nonnogeppetto

8:49am Tue 31 Dec 13

Fanfor45 says...

I’m not convinced that the answers are not already in the existing squad. Given the right circumstances to showcase their individual talents it may be just that EH and JT have not put certain players with each other to gel. Look at the present team and how that differs from early in the season. Surman ,O’kane and Elphick were certainly not first choice! So, looking beyond the Brighton game,how’s this for a starting 11 against Burton: Allsop,Harte,Addison
,Partington, Francis/Coulibaly,Mc
Dermott,Hughes,Pugh/ Thomas,Stockley. I notice there are presently no tickets on sale for the south stand against Burton, so not a large attendance anticipated.
I’m not convinced that the answers are not already in the existing squad. Given the right circumstances to showcase their individual talents it may be just that EH and JT have not put certain players with each other to gel. Look at the present team and how that differs from early in the season. Surman ,O’kane and Elphick were certainly not first choice! So, looking beyond the Brighton game,how’s this for a starting 11 against Burton: Allsop,Harte,Addison ,Partington, Francis/Coulibaly,Mc Dermott,Hughes,Pugh/ Thomas,Stockley. I notice there are presently no tickets on sale for the south stand against Burton, so not a large attendance anticipated. Fanfor45

9:06am Tue 31 Dec 13

swanagecherrie says...

From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely.
I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .
From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely. I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect . swanagecherrie

9:24am Tue 31 Dec 13

Court Side says...

swanagecherrie wrote:
From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely.
I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .
Be careful a Premier League chairman or exec doesn't read your post, he'll have you arrested for treason! Unfortunately the big boys want the whole pie all to themselves thus competition is skewed and unfair and also why lower league and non league clubs can go to the wall owing the equivalent of a fraction of the wages a top division star player would earn in a week,( and not even a "star" player in most cases). Competition hasn't been fair probably since the end of the 1980's certainly since the Prem started and even more so with the money generated from the Champions League. The only reason we can compete and hope to sustain at the level we're now at is because of the backing we've got othrewise it's usually a one off season where you've managed to dig out some diamonds, the vultures circle and take them and you come crashing back down. And the parachute payments from the Prem are a joke! All that money for failure............
[quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely. I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .[/p][/quote]Be careful a Premier League chairman or exec doesn't read your post, he'll have you arrested for treason! Unfortunately the big boys want the whole pie all to themselves thus competition is skewed and unfair and also why lower league and non league clubs can go to the wall owing the equivalent of a fraction of the wages a top division star player would earn in a week,( and not even a "star" player in most cases). Competition hasn't been fair probably since the end of the 1980's certainly since the Prem started and even more so with the money generated from the Champions League. The only reason we can compete and hope to sustain at the level we're now at is because of the backing we've got othrewise it's usually a one off season where you've managed to dig out some diamonds, the vultures circle and take them and you come crashing back down. And the parachute payments from the Prem are a joke! All that money for failure............ Court Side

9:34am Tue 31 Dec 13

Court Side says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Did he not break the bank for rantie , I say sell him and get another player . But I suppose after ranties 12 games here , he would only be worth a quarter of what Eddie payed for him ..
Shame your so quick to write Rantie off, should be more supportive of the bloke, it's not like he's ambling around not trying when he plays. It's not easy to come over from another country and hit the ground running. I still don't think he's being played quite right in my humble opinion, although he's got a lovely turn to get away from his marker at times he looks like he'd be more comfortable with the ball tucked in behind for him to run on too. Trouble is in this division teams come to Dean Court organised so they drop a tight line not leaving much room in behind. I still think he'll come good, i still think the team is learning and evolving and we'll see a lot more consistency in the future. If he's still struggling into next season i'll concede it hasn't happened for him but, as Eddie states in the interview, its' all about building for the future just as much as the here and now.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Did he not break the bank for rantie , I say sell him and get another player . But I suppose after ranties 12 games here , he would only be worth a quarter of what Eddie payed for him ..[/p][/quote]Shame your so quick to write Rantie off, should be more supportive of the bloke, it's not like he's ambling around not trying when he plays. It's not easy to come over from another country and hit the ground running. I still don't think he's being played quite right in my humble opinion, although he's got a lovely turn to get away from his marker at times he looks like he'd be more comfortable with the ball tucked in behind for him to run on too. Trouble is in this division teams come to Dean Court organised so they drop a tight line not leaving much room in behind. I still think he'll come good, i still think the team is learning and evolving and we'll see a lot more consistency in the future. If he's still struggling into next season i'll concede it hasn't happened for him but, as Eddie states in the interview, its' all about building for the future just as much as the here and now. Court Side

9:51am Tue 31 Dec 13

sea poole says...

Oh well, that's Messi out of the reckoning then...
Oh well, that's Messi out of the reckoning then... sea poole

9:52am Tue 31 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

FA cup game at home, is this not the ideal opportunity to play Addison up front with Grabs, by all accounts he is on the higher scale of wages so we just as well get something, he played up front with Derby so will be no stranger to the position ?
FA cup game at home, is this not the ideal opportunity to play Addison up front with Grabs, by all accounts he is on the higher scale of wages so we just as well get something, he played up front with Derby so will be no stranger to the position ? cheeriedriteup

10:27am Tue 31 Dec 13

smhinto says...

It would interesting to see if Rantie and Thomas could play together up front. Maybe a test in a reserve game would be an idea.
.
There again if it were that simple Ed woud have tried it already.
.
Regards
It would interesting to see if Rantie and Thomas could play together up front. Maybe a test in a reserve game would be an idea. . There again if it were that simple Ed woud have tried it already. . Regards smhinto

10:46am Tue 31 Dec 13

jackafcb says...

How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal
How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal jackafcb

10:51am Tue 31 Dec 13

abc100 says...

smhinto wrote:
It would interesting to see if Rantie and Thomas could play together up front. Maybe a test in a reserve game would be an idea.
.
There again if it were that simple Ed woud have tried it already.
.
Regards
I'm going to contradict myself here as I quite like Rantie & Thomas and I can see your point, but can anyone really see Eddie playing two forwards that don't score goals, I think the time to judge Rantie will be next season after a pre season, he will make a few appearances from the bench this season and I don't think that will do him any harm, as for Wes who knows what's going on there, he has all the attributes of a number 9, quick, hard working ( when he wants to) decent in the air, physical, Unfortunatly he lacks the main thing a forward needs to do and that's sticking the ball in the net!!!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: It would interesting to see if Rantie and Thomas could play together up front. Maybe a test in a reserve game would be an idea. . There again if it were that simple Ed woud have tried it already. . Regards[/p][/quote]I'm going to contradict myself here as I quite like Rantie & Thomas and I can see your point, but can anyone really see Eddie playing two forwards that don't score goals, I think the time to judge Rantie will be next season after a pre season, he will make a few appearances from the bench this season and I don't think that will do him any harm, as for Wes who knows what's going on there, he has all the attributes of a number 9, quick, hard working ( when he wants to) decent in the air, physical, Unfortunatly he lacks the main thing a forward needs to do and that's sticking the ball in the net!!!! abc100

11:15am Tue 31 Dec 13

devon fan says...

it does strike me that Eddie statements on any possible transfers change on a daily basis, one day he is unsure what budget he will have the next day he is in constant contact with Mr Demin and knows exactly what he will have to spend, one day he has identified his problem spots and the next he is unsure where to go, come on Eddie the problems this squad has is not rocket science, getting the right players we understand is not going to be easy, but do not say what you think the fans want to hear, if for whatever reason you are unable to bring in the players that are needed then be upfront and tell the fans this would be much more appeciated
it does strike me that Eddie statements on any possible transfers change on a daily basis, one day he is unsure what budget he will have the next day he is in constant contact with Mr Demin and knows exactly what he will have to spend, one day he has identified his problem spots and the next he is unsure where to go, come on Eddie the problems this squad has is not rocket science, getting the right players we understand is not going to be easy, but do not say what you think the fans want to hear, if for whatever reason you are unable to bring in the players that are needed then be upfront and tell the fans this would be much more appeciated devon fan

12:02pm Tue 31 Dec 13

ASM says...

Eddie Howe is brilliant at signing bargains: Ritchie, Fraser and Pugh are just three names worth mentioning. He went in for Vokes and Ings preseason and was the first admirer of Charlie Austin. So he really knows what he is doing in the market.
I think we have a brilliant squad at the moment. I think one position we don't have cover for is right back, so hopefully he can sign a versatile defender or full back. We also need to sign Camp. It's such a shame that agents are spoiling the transfer side of today's game.
Eddie Howe is brilliant at signing bargains: Ritchie, Fraser and Pugh are just three names worth mentioning. He went in for Vokes and Ings preseason and was the first admirer of Charlie Austin. So he really knows what he is doing in the market. I think we have a brilliant squad at the moment. I think one position we don't have cover for is right back, so hopefully he can sign a versatile defender or full back. We also need to sign Camp. It's such a shame that agents are spoiling the transfer side of today's game. ASM

12:05pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Yorkie Cherry says...

jackafcb wrote:
How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal
Good suggestion but I understand Phillips wants to go to a Midlands club nearer his home.

I am amazed at the number of people writing off Rantie already. It seems in todays football a new player or new manager must wave a magic wand and produce the goods from day one. Like everything else in life it takes time for people to settle into new jobs and get used to working with new people and in a different environment.. Patience seems to have gone out the window.

Happy New Year to all at AFCB and fellow supporters.
[quote][p][bold]jackafcb[/bold] wrote: How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal[/p][/quote]Good suggestion but I understand Phillips wants to go to a Midlands club nearer his home. I am amazed at the number of people writing off Rantie already. It seems in todays football a new player or new manager must wave a magic wand and produce the goods from day one. Like everything else in life it takes time for people to settle into new jobs and get used to working with new people and in a different environment.. Patience seems to have gone out the window. Happy New Year to all at AFCB and fellow supporters. Yorkie Cherry

12:06pm Tue 31 Dec 13

abc100 says...

devon fan wrote:
it does strike me that Eddie statements on any possible transfers change on a daily basis, one day he is unsure what budget he will have the next day he is in constant contact with Mr Demin and knows exactly what he will have to spend, one day he has identified his problem spots and the next he is unsure where to go, come on Eddie the problems this squad has is not rocket science, getting the right players we understand is not going to be easy, but do not say what you think the fans want to hear, if for whatever reason you are unable to bring in the players that are needed then be upfront and tell the fans this would be much more appeciated
He must be sick to death of being asked the same question all the time, " are you looking to improve the squad Eddie " every manager is always looking for new players, " would you like to sign a proven goal scorer Eddie " who isn't looking for that, " how much money you got to spend Eddie " eeeerrr yeah let's alert every club how much we have got so the price goes up.
We all know what he is looking for a goal scorer that costs very little!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: it does strike me that Eddie statements on any possible transfers change on a daily basis, one day he is unsure what budget he will have the next day he is in constant contact with Mr Demin and knows exactly what he will have to spend, one day he has identified his problem spots and the next he is unsure where to go, come on Eddie the problems this squad has is not rocket science, getting the right players we understand is not going to be easy, but do not say what you think the fans want to hear, if for whatever reason you are unable to bring in the players that are needed then be upfront and tell the fans this would be much more appeciated[/p][/quote]He must be sick to death of being asked the same question all the time, " are you looking to improve the squad Eddie " every manager is always looking for new players, " would you like to sign a proven goal scorer Eddie " who isn't looking for that, " how much money you got to spend Eddie " eeeerrr yeah let's alert every club how much we have got so the price goes up. We all know what he is looking for a goal scorer that costs very little!!!!!! abc100

12:08pm Tue 31 Dec 13

longtimeres says...

It would be interesting to see Mickey Tubbs back in Cherries shirt next Saturday. The accountants will have to offload somebody to accommodate him back on the wage-roll. Just a thought.
It would be interesting to see Mickey Tubbs back in Cherries shirt next Saturday. The accountants will have to offload somebody to accommodate him back on the wage-roll. Just a thought. longtimeres

12:20pm Tue 31 Dec 13

ASM says...

zaha on loan from man utd? you never know! we did lure seasoned international and premiership star Jack Collinson down here on loan
zaha on loan from man utd? you never know! we did lure seasoned international and premiership star Jack Collinson down here on loan ASM

12:28pm Tue 31 Dec 13

abc100 says...

ASM wrote:
zaha on loan from man utd? you never know! we did lure seasoned international and premiership star Jack Collinson down here on loan
I think we do know!!!
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: zaha on loan from man utd? you never know! we did lure seasoned international and premiership star Jack Collinson down here on loan[/p][/quote]I think we do know!!! abc100

12:39pm Tue 31 Dec 13

lymicherry says...

Yorkie Cherry wrote:
jackafcb wrote:
How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal
Good suggestion but I understand Phillips wants to go to a Midlands club nearer his home.

I am amazed at the number of people writing off Rantie already. It seems in todays football a new player or new manager must wave a magic wand and produce the goods from day one. Like everything else in life it takes time for people to settle into new jobs and get used to working with new people and in a different environment.. Patience seems to have gone out the window.

Happy New Year to all at AFCB and fellow supporters.
Agree entirely - it's way too early to write off Rantie. I seem to remember that a certain Mr G. Bale hardly pulled up trees when he started at Tottenham...
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackafcb[/bold] wrote: How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal[/p][/quote]Good suggestion but I understand Phillips wants to go to a Midlands club nearer his home. I am amazed at the number of people writing off Rantie already. It seems in todays football a new player or new manager must wave a magic wand and produce the goods from day one. Like everything else in life it takes time for people to settle into new jobs and get used to working with new people and in a different environment.. Patience seems to have gone out the window. Happy New Year to all at AFCB and fellow supporters.[/p][/quote]Agree entirely - it's way too early to write off Rantie. I seem to remember that a certain Mr G. Bale hardly pulled up trees when he started at Tottenham... lymicherry

1:01pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Yorkie Cherry says...

I understand there are fresh rumours circulating regarding Clayton Donaldson as a possible target but my choice would be Leon Clarke who has scored consistently at Championship & League One level. Coventry maybe tempted in view of their financial predicament. Also see Cherries keeping tabs on Lacy at Luton. A useful young centre-half. One for the future perhaps?
I understand there are fresh rumours circulating regarding Clayton Donaldson as a possible target but my choice would be Leon Clarke who has scored consistently at Championship & League One level. Coventry maybe tempted in view of their financial predicament. Also see Cherries keeping tabs on Lacy at Luton. A useful young centre-half. One for the future perhaps? Yorkie Cherry

1:02pm Tue 31 Dec 13

N Smith says...

After seeing the Rantie signing if you were Denim would you give EH loads of money to spend in January???????????
After seeing the Rantie signing if you were Denim would you give EH loads of money to spend in January??????????? N Smith

1:03pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Nat1234 says...

Yorkie Cherry wrote:
jackafcb wrote:
How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal
Good suggestion but I understand Phillips wants to go to a Midlands club nearer his home.

I am amazed at the number of people writing off Rantie already. It seems in todays football a new player or new manager must wave a magic wand and produce the goods from day one. Like everything else in life it takes time for people to settle into new jobs and get used to working with new people and in a different environment.. Patience seems to have gone out the window.

Happy New Year to all at AFCB and fellow supporters.
Yes I agree . But don't you think rantie doesn't show any signs whatsoever of being a prolific goal scorer , a lot of players take time , but with them you can see glimpses of what to expect . I can count on my right hand how many shots he has had since being here . Arter , Ritchie , okane , even pittman have had many more shots At goal than rantie . , even if he made the opposing keeper make some saves it would be ok . But he just isn't doing it . Joe kafour was a similar player as rantie , and he confused defenders with his runs and shots . I'm sorry I might sound negative but rantie will not ever fit into our style of play ..
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackafcb[/bold] wrote: How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal[/p][/quote]Good suggestion but I understand Phillips wants to go to a Midlands club nearer his home. I am amazed at the number of people writing off Rantie already. It seems in todays football a new player or new manager must wave a magic wand and produce the goods from day one. Like everything else in life it takes time for people to settle into new jobs and get used to working with new people and in a different environment.. Patience seems to have gone out the window. Happy New Year to all at AFCB and fellow supporters.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree . But don't you think rantie doesn't show any signs whatsoever of being a prolific goal scorer , a lot of players take time , but with them you can see glimpses of what to expect . I can count on my right hand how many shots he has had since being here . Arter , Ritchie , okane , even pittman have had many more shots At goal than rantie . , even if he made the opposing keeper make some saves it would be ok . But he just isn't doing it . Joe kafour was a similar player as rantie , and he confused defenders with his runs and shots . I'm sorry I might sound negative but rantie will not ever fit into our style of play .. Nat1234

1:19pm Tue 31 Dec 13

N Smith says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Yorkie Cherry wrote:
jackafcb wrote:
How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal
Good suggestion but I understand Phillips wants to go to a Midlands club nearer his home.

I am amazed at the number of people writing off Rantie already. It seems in todays football a new player or new manager must wave a magic wand and produce the goods from day one. Like everything else in life it takes time for people to settle into new jobs and get used to working with new people and in a different environment.. Patience seems to have gone out the window.

Happy New Year to all at AFCB and fellow supporters.
Yes I agree . But don't you think rantie doesn't show any signs whatsoever of being a prolific goal scorer , a lot of players take time , but with them you can see glimpses of what to expect . I can count on my right hand how many shots he has had since being here . Arter , Ritchie , okane , even pittman have had many more shots At goal than rantie . , even if he made the opposing keeper make some saves it would be ok . But he just isn't doing it . Joe kafour was a similar player as rantie , and he confused defenders with his runs and shots . I'm sorry I might sound negative but rantie will not ever fit into our style of play ..
Totally agree about Rantie , I have not seen anything to say that he will become a decent striker.Maybe they should send him out on loan to div 1/ 2 club to try and get his confidence up for a month
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkie Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackafcb[/bold] wrote: How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal[/p][/quote]Good suggestion but I understand Phillips wants to go to a Midlands club nearer his home. I am amazed at the number of people writing off Rantie already. It seems in todays football a new player or new manager must wave a magic wand and produce the goods from day one. Like everything else in life it takes time for people to settle into new jobs and get used to working with new people and in a different environment.. Patience seems to have gone out the window. Happy New Year to all at AFCB and fellow supporters.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree . But don't you think rantie doesn't show any signs whatsoever of being a prolific goal scorer , a lot of players take time , but with them you can see glimpses of what to expect . I can count on my right hand how many shots he has had since being here . Arter , Ritchie , okane , even pittman have had many more shots At goal than rantie . , even if he made the opposing keeper make some saves it would be ok . But he just isn't doing it . Joe kafour was a similar player as rantie , and he confused defenders with his runs and shots . I'm sorry I might sound negative but rantie will not ever fit into our style of play ..[/p][/quote]Totally agree about Rantie , I have not seen anything to say that he will become a decent striker.Maybe they should send him out on loan to div 1/ 2 club to try and get his confidence up for a month N Smith

2:15pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

jackafcb wrote:
How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal
small memory, 2 blunders cost us, but of course we forget the mistakes.
[quote][p][bold]jackafcb[/bold] wrote: How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal[/p][/quote]small memory, 2 blunders cost us, but of course we forget the mistakes. holdinkæft

2:16pm Tue 31 Dec 13

canfordcherry says...

Don't forget TK will be in S.Africa for the African Nations Cup for most of January. Worth watching to see how well he does. Could open the door for a short term loanee whose contract is up in the summer.
Don't forget TK will be in S.Africa for the African Nations Cup for most of January. Worth watching to see how well he does. Could open the door for a short term loanee whose contract is up in the summer. canfordcherry

2:23pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

abc100 wrote:
devon fan wrote:
it does strike me that Eddie statements on any possible transfers change on a daily basis, one day he is unsure what budget he will have the next day he is in constant contact with Mr Demin and knows exactly what he will have to spend, one day he has identified his problem spots and the next he is unsure where to go, come on Eddie the problems this squad has is not rocket science, getting the right players we understand is not going to be easy, but do not say what you think the fans want to hear, if for whatever reason you are unable to bring in the players that are needed then be upfront and tell the fans this would be much more appeciated
He must be sick to death of being asked the same question all the time, " are you looking to improve the squad Eddie " every manager is always looking for new players, " would you like to sign a proven goal scorer Eddie " who isn't looking for that, " how much money you got to spend Eddie " eeeerrr yeah let's alert every club how much we have got so the price goes up.
We all know what he is looking for a goal scorer that costs very little!!!!!!
Many tall goal scorers abroad, you just need to know where to look.
Its called scouting.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: it does strike me that Eddie statements on any possible transfers change on a daily basis, one day he is unsure what budget he will have the next day he is in constant contact with Mr Demin and knows exactly what he will have to spend, one day he has identified his problem spots and the next he is unsure where to go, come on Eddie the problems this squad has is not rocket science, getting the right players we understand is not going to be easy, but do not say what you think the fans want to hear, if for whatever reason you are unable to bring in the players that are needed then be upfront and tell the fans this would be much more appeciated[/p][/quote]He must be sick to death of being asked the same question all the time, " are you looking to improve the squad Eddie " every manager is always looking for new players, " would you like to sign a proven goal scorer Eddie " who isn't looking for that, " how much money you got to spend Eddie " eeeerrr yeah let's alert every club how much we have got so the price goes up. We all know what he is looking for a goal scorer that costs very little!!!!!![/p][/quote]Many tall goal scorers abroad, you just need to know where to look. Its called scouting. holdinkæft

2:25pm Tue 31 Dec 13

lionheart says...

Court Side wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely.
I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .
Be careful a Premier League chairman or exec doesn't read your post, he'll have you arrested for treason! Unfortunately the big boys want the whole pie all to themselves thus competition is skewed and unfair and also why lower league and non league clubs can go to the wall owing the equivalent of a fraction of the wages a top division star player would earn in a week,( and not even a "star" player in most cases). Competition hasn't been fair probably since the end of the 1980's certainly since the Prem started and even more so with the money generated from the Champions League. The only reason we can compete and hope to sustain at the level we're now at is because of the backing we've got othrewise it's usually a one off season where you've managed to dig out some diamonds, the vultures circle and take them and you come crashing back down. And the parachute payments from the Prem are a joke! All that money for failure............
Have to disagreee with you. The UEFA Fair Play rules will catch quite a few clubs in the Premier League and Championship out unless the club owners pump money in as equity. In the Championship a club can get away with a loss on the season of under £3m but above this and up to £8m loss if the owners don't put money in as equity which goes for losses above £8m if promotion to Premiership is attained a fine is levied which this year goes to charity and a transfer embargo comes into play from January 2015.

Some interesting strategies need to be worked out plus you can see the new desire to bring through players from the clubs own academy.
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely. I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .[/p][/quote]Be careful a Premier League chairman or exec doesn't read your post, he'll have you arrested for treason! Unfortunately the big boys want the whole pie all to themselves thus competition is skewed and unfair and also why lower league and non league clubs can go to the wall owing the equivalent of a fraction of the wages a top division star player would earn in a week,( and not even a "star" player in most cases). Competition hasn't been fair probably since the end of the 1980's certainly since the Prem started and even more so with the money generated from the Champions League. The only reason we can compete and hope to sustain at the level we're now at is because of the backing we've got othrewise it's usually a one off season where you've managed to dig out some diamonds, the vultures circle and take them and you come crashing back down. And the parachute payments from the Prem are a joke! All that money for failure............[/p][/quote]Have to disagreee with you. The UEFA Fair Play rules will catch quite a few clubs in the Premier League and Championship out unless the club owners pump money in as equity. In the Championship a club can get away with a loss on the season of under £3m but above this and up to £8m loss if the owners don't put money in as equity which goes for losses above £8m if promotion to Premiership is attained a fine is levied which this year goes to charity and a transfer embargo comes into play from January 2015. Some interesting strategies need to be worked out plus you can see the new desire to bring through players from the clubs own academy. lionheart

2:34pm Tue 31 Dec 13

abc100 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
abc100 wrote:
devon fan wrote: it does strike me that Eddie statements on any possible transfers change on a daily basis, one day he is unsure what budget he will have the next day he is in constant contact with Mr Demin and knows exactly what he will have to spend, one day he has identified his problem spots and the next he is unsure where to go, come on Eddie the problems this squad has is not rocket science, getting the right players we understand is not going to be easy, but do not say what you think the fans want to hear, if for whatever reason you are unable to bring in the players that are needed then be upfront and tell the fans this would be much more appeciated
He must be sick to death of being asked the same question all the time, " are you looking to improve the squad Eddie " every manager is always looking for new players, " would you like to sign a proven goal scorer Eddie " who isn't looking for that, " how much money you got to spend Eddie " eeeerrr yeah let's alert every club how much we have got so the price goes up. We all know what he is looking for a goal scorer that costs very little!!!!!!
Many tall goal scorers abroad, you just need to know where to look. Its called scouting.
Scouting, get the world famous smhinto on to it!!!!
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: it does strike me that Eddie statements on any possible transfers change on a daily basis, one day he is unsure what budget he will have the next day he is in constant contact with Mr Demin and knows exactly what he will have to spend, one day he has identified his problem spots and the next he is unsure where to go, come on Eddie the problems this squad has is not rocket science, getting the right players we understand is not going to be easy, but do not say what you think the fans want to hear, if for whatever reason you are unable to bring in the players that are needed then be upfront and tell the fans this would be much more appeciated[/p][/quote]He must be sick to death of being asked the same question all the time, " are you looking to improve the squad Eddie " every manager is always looking for new players, " would you like to sign a proven goal scorer Eddie " who isn't looking for that, " how much money you got to spend Eddie " eeeerrr yeah let's alert every club how much we have got so the price goes up. We all know what he is looking for a goal scorer that costs very little!!!!!![/p][/quote]Many tall goal scorers abroad, you just need to know where to look. Its called scouting.[/p][/quote]Scouting, get the world famous smhinto on to it!!!! abc100

2:36pm Tue 31 Dec 13

cherrybakewell says...

canfordcherry wrote:
Don't forget TK will be in S.Africa for the African Nations Cup for most of January. Worth watching to see how well he does. Could open the door for a short term loanee whose contract is up in the summer.
Problem with TK going back to S Africa is they play a different game than here in England which I don't think will help us much as Eddie needs him to settle to the way he plays the team.
Hope that makes sense?
I do however think TK will come good for us.Here's hoping.
Happy New Year to all Cherries Fans.
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Don't forget TK will be in S.Africa for the African Nations Cup for most of January. Worth watching to see how well he does. Could open the door for a short term loanee whose contract is up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Problem with TK going back to S Africa is they play a different game than here in England which I don't think will help us much as Eddie needs him to settle to the way he plays the team. Hope that makes sense? I do however think TK will come good for us.Here's hoping. Happy New Year to all Cherries Fans. cherrybakewell

2:45pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

N Smith wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Yorkie Cherry wrote:
jackafcb wrote:
How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal
Good suggestion but I understand Phillips wants to go to a Midlands club nearer his home.

I am amazed at the number of people writing off Rantie already. It seems in todays football a new player or new manager must wave a magic wand and produce the goods from day one. Like everything else in life it takes time for people to settle into new jobs and get used to working with new people and in a different environment.. Patience seems to have gone out the window.

Happy New Year to all at AFCB and fellow supporters.
Yes I agree . But don't you think rantie doesn't show any signs whatsoever of being a prolific goal scorer , a lot of players take time , but with them you can see glimpses of what to expect . I can count on my right hand how many shots he has had since being here . Arter , Ritchie , okane , even pittman have had many more shots At goal than rantie . , even if he made the opposing keeper make some saves it would be ok . But he just isn't doing it . Joe kafour was a similar player as rantie , and he confused defenders with his runs and shots . I'm sorry I might sound negative but rantie will not ever fit into our style of play ..
Totally agree about Rantie , I have not seen anything to say that he will become a decent striker.Maybe they should send him out on loan to div 1/ 2 club to try and get his confidence up for a month
ok, you two, a striker is not all about scoring goals, how many assists has he had during his time here? Our problem was we played the Howe way, mucking around on the wings, he then changed it as it wasnt working.
He dropped Pugh and let Frazer play more direct on the left instead which gave results. We would score more if he played Rantie and Grabben up front with Frazer, Arter, Rtchie Okane midfield and a back four.
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkie Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackafcb[/bold] wrote: How about signing Kevin Phillips who will be a free agent from Crystal Palace as Pulis has said he can go. Bring experience to the squad and always gets a goal. Potentially getting Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea who is a central defensive midfielder who can play in numerous positions. Be good if we can sign Camp because he has looked assured in goal[/p][/quote]Good suggestion but I understand Phillips wants to go to a Midlands club nearer his home. I am amazed at the number of people writing off Rantie already. It seems in todays football a new player or new manager must wave a magic wand and produce the goods from day one. Like everything else in life it takes time for people to settle into new jobs and get used to working with new people and in a different environment.. Patience seems to have gone out the window. Happy New Year to all at AFCB and fellow supporters.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree . But don't you think rantie doesn't show any signs whatsoever of being a prolific goal scorer , a lot of players take time , but with them you can see glimpses of what to expect . I can count on my right hand how many shots he has had since being here . Arter , Ritchie , okane , even pittman have had many more shots At goal than rantie . , even if he made the opposing keeper make some saves it would be ok . But he just isn't doing it . Joe kafour was a similar player as rantie , and he confused defenders with his runs and shots . I'm sorry I might sound negative but rantie will not ever fit into our style of play ..[/p][/quote]Totally agree about Rantie , I have not seen anything to say that he will become a decent striker.Maybe they should send him out on loan to div 1/ 2 club to try and get his confidence up for a month[/p][/quote]ok, you two, a striker is not all about scoring goals, how many assists has he had during his time here? Our problem was we played the Howe way, mucking around on the wings, he then changed it as it wasnt working. He dropped Pugh and let Frazer play more direct on the left instead which gave results. We would score more if he played Rantie and Grabben up front with Frazer, Arter, Rtchie Okane midfield and a back four. holdinkæft

2:50pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

abc100 wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
abc100 wrote:
devon fan wrote: it does strike me that Eddie statements on any possible transfers change on a daily basis, one day he is unsure what budget he will have the next day he is in constant contact with Mr Demin and knows exactly what he will have to spend, one day he has identified his problem spots and the next he is unsure where to go, come on Eddie the problems this squad has is not rocket science, getting the right players we understand is not going to be easy, but do not say what you think the fans want to hear, if for whatever reason you are unable to bring in the players that are needed then be upfront and tell the fans this would be much more appeciated
He must be sick to death of being asked the same question all the time, " are you looking to improve the squad Eddie " every manager is always looking for new players, " would you like to sign a proven goal scorer Eddie " who isn't looking for that, " how much money you got to spend Eddie " eeeerrr yeah let's alert every club how much we have got so the price goes up. We all know what he is looking for a goal scorer that costs very little!!!!!!
Many tall goal scorers abroad, you just need to know where to look. Its called scouting.
Scouting, get the world famous smhinto on to it!!!!
Lincoln isnt abroad,
Thought it was Fletchers job, he is a bit slow thou.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: it does strike me that Eddie statements on any possible transfers change on a daily basis, one day he is unsure what budget he will have the next day he is in constant contact with Mr Demin and knows exactly what he will have to spend, one day he has identified his problem spots and the next he is unsure where to go, come on Eddie the problems this squad has is not rocket science, getting the right players we understand is not going to be easy, but do not say what you think the fans want to hear, if for whatever reason you are unable to bring in the players that are needed then be upfront and tell the fans this would be much more appeciated[/p][/quote]He must be sick to death of being asked the same question all the time, " are you looking to improve the squad Eddie " every manager is always looking for new players, " would you like to sign a proven goal scorer Eddie " who isn't looking for that, " how much money you got to spend Eddie " eeeerrr yeah let's alert every club how much we have got so the price goes up. We all know what he is looking for a goal scorer that costs very little!!!!!![/p][/quote]Many tall goal scorers abroad, you just need to know where to look. Its called scouting.[/p][/quote]Scouting, get the world famous smhinto on to it!!!![/p][/quote]Lincoln isnt abroad, Thought it was Fletchers job, he is a bit slow thou. holdinkæft

4:06pm Tue 31 Dec 13

raybren says...

We will have some fresh faces for sure , however the problem will be who will take the UNWANTED ? ! Tubbs & Stockley on loan at Rotherham & Orient , just warmed the bench . Who are going to take Addison & McDermott ? , Thomas possibly to Swindon . It ' s a fine balancing act for Eddie , hopefully it will work out , not only for the Club but for these players , it would be good if they could get regular playing time somewhere .
We will have some fresh faces for sure , however the problem will be who will take the UNWANTED ? ! Tubbs & Stockley on loan at Rotherham & Orient , just warmed the bench . Who are going to take Addison & McDermott ? , Thomas possibly to Swindon . It ' s a fine balancing act for Eddie , hopefully it will work out , not only for the Club but for these players , it would be good if they could get regular playing time somewhere . raybren

4:09pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Square Old Codger says...

Rantie has talent and will make the grade, but give him time, he's in an alien culture, far from home ,playing in an entirely different type of football and will need time to come to terms with everything. He too needs to have through balls, and "over the top" balls to make use of his pace and not long, high crosses from the wings! I too think that Eddie will need to off load some of the fringe players before he can add to the wage bill. I understand that an offer has been made for Thomas, but we have 6/7 players who are unlikely to feature in the first team , unless there's an injury crisis and if takers can be found should be hived off to another Club to get regular football. They are likely to be released when their contracts expire anyhow and it might help them find another Club.
Rantie has talent and will make the grade, but give him time, he's in an alien culture, far from home ,playing in an entirely different type of football and will need time to come to terms with everything. He too needs to have through balls, and "over the top" balls to make use of his pace and not long, high crosses from the wings! I too think that Eddie will need to off load some of the fringe players before he can add to the wage bill. I understand that an offer has been made for Thomas, but we have 6/7 players who are unlikely to feature in the first team , unless there's an injury crisis and if takers can be found should be hived off to another Club to get regular football. They are likely to be released when their contracts expire anyhow and it might help them find another Club. Square Old Codger

4:18pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Lowe-Ryder says...

cherrybakewell wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
Don't forget TK will be in S.Africa for the African Nations Cup for most of January. Worth watching to see how well he does. Could open the door for a short term loanee whose contract is up in the summer.
Problem with TK going back to S Africa is they play a different game than here in England which I don't think will help us much as Eddie needs him to settle to the way he plays the team.
Hope that makes sense?
I do however think TK will come good for us.Here's hoping.
Happy New Year to all Cherries Fans.
There isn't another African Cup of Nations until 2015, so Rantie won't be going anywhere in January.

I'm quite sure he'll come good, a lot of it depends on the system we play and who he's upfront with. Pitman and him didn't seem to work at all in the Brighton game, he's better with Grabban it seems.

I'd still rather have him than Tubbs or Thomas though.
[quote][p][bold]cherrybakewell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Don't forget TK will be in S.Africa for the African Nations Cup for most of January. Worth watching to see how well he does. Could open the door for a short term loanee whose contract is up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Problem with TK going back to S Africa is they play a different game than here in England which I don't think will help us much as Eddie needs him to settle to the way he plays the team. Hope that makes sense? I do however think TK will come good for us.Here's hoping. Happy New Year to all Cherries Fans.[/p][/quote]There isn't another African Cup of Nations until 2015, so Rantie won't be going anywhere in January. I'm quite sure he'll come good, a lot of it depends on the system we play and who he's upfront with. Pitman and him didn't seem to work at all in the Brighton game, he's better with Grabban it seems. I'd still rather have him than Tubbs or Thomas though. Lowe-Ryder

4:36pm Tue 31 Dec 13

cherrybakewell says...

I hear that Dez is scouting for us again abroad.
I hear that Dez is scouting for us again abroad. cherrybakewell

4:39pm Tue 31 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

swanagecherrie wrote:
From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely.
I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .
From April 2013 it was decided that the parachute payments be increased for the relegated Premiership clubs to 60 million over a four instead of two year period. 15 million for the first season, 17 million for the second and then a further two payments of 8 million per season.
This smacks to me of rewarding failure. AFCB are going to find it difficult against these advantages.
[quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely. I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .[/p][/quote]From April 2013 it was decided that the parachute payments be increased for the relegated Premiership clubs to 60 million over a four instead of two year period. 15 million for the first season, 17 million for the second and then a further two payments of 8 million per season. This smacks to me of rewarding failure. AFCB are going to find it difficult against these advantages. O'Reilly

4:53pm Tue 31 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Richard (the best steward in the main stand!) if you are reading these posts please not I have only one here today (two now!!) so please don't accuse me of spending too much time in front of my oil fired laptop!!!!! you may care to note who has too much time to make mischief!!!!!

See you Saturday, UTC
Richard (the best steward in the main stand!) if you are reading these posts please not I have only one here today (two now!!) so please don't accuse me of spending too much time in front of my oil fired laptop!!!!! you may care to note who has too much time to make mischief!!!!! See you Saturday, UTC nonnogeppetto

4:56pm Tue 31 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

I did say oil fired (not note!) its worse than the old teleprinter!!!! watching the letter appear five minutes after I pressed the key!!!!!
I did say oil fired (not note!) its worse than the old teleprinter!!!! watching the letter appear five minutes after I pressed the key!!!!! nonnogeppetto

5:03pm Tue 31 Dec 13

ASM says...

I think Rantie has looked good when he has played. Certainly nowhere near as bad as the obsessed NAT makes him out to be. I think he plays beautiful football like the rest of the team and that is the problem, in the final third we need a different dimension, like what Grabban provides. Rantie would shine at a more physical team. I hope I am wrong and he comes back from Africa on form.
I think Rantie has looked good when he has played. Certainly nowhere near as bad as the obsessed NAT makes him out to be. I think he plays beautiful football like the rest of the team and that is the problem, in the final third we need a different dimension, like what Grabban provides. Rantie would shine at a more physical team. I hope I am wrong and he comes back from Africa on form. ASM

5:29pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
Rantie has talent and will make the grade, but give him time, he's in an alien culture, far from home ,playing in an entirely different type of football and will need time to come to terms with everything. He too needs to have through balls, and "over the top" balls to make use of his pace and not long, high crosses from the wings! I too think that Eddie will need to off load some of the fringe players before he can add to the wage bill. I understand that an offer has been made for Thomas, but we have 6/7 players who are unlikely to feature in the first team , unless there's an injury crisis and if takers can be found should be hived off to another Club to get regular football. They are likely to be released when their contracts expire anyhow and it might help them find another Club.
Sanity on here for a change, well put as usual SOC!! What I will add, is if Eddie doesn't bring in a quality striker to compliment Rantie, then yes, he will of been a waste, because where as some numpty stated Rantie hadn't had a handful of shots on goal, he forgot to add, that Rantie hadn't had a handful of decent passes. Striker thrive on supply, and he get's virtually nothing. He will never be a success living off of scraps!!
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Rantie has talent and will make the grade, but give him time, he's in an alien culture, far from home ,playing in an entirely different type of football and will need time to come to terms with everything. He too needs to have through balls, and "over the top" balls to make use of his pace and not long, high crosses from the wings! I too think that Eddie will need to off load some of the fringe players before he can add to the wage bill. I understand that an offer has been made for Thomas, but we have 6/7 players who are unlikely to feature in the first team , unless there's an injury crisis and if takers can be found should be hived off to another Club to get regular football. They are likely to be released when their contracts expire anyhow and it might help them find another Club.[/p][/quote]Sanity on here for a change, well put as usual SOC!! What I will add, is if Eddie doesn't bring in a quality striker to compliment Rantie, then yes, he will of been a waste, because where as some numpty stated Rantie hadn't had a handful of shots on goal, he forgot to add, that Rantie hadn't had a handful of decent passes. Striker thrive on supply, and he get's virtually nothing. He will never be a success living off of scraps!! Afcbpete

6:00pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

cherrybakewell wrote:
I hear that Dez is scouting for us again abroad.
Golfer is also searching the African teams
we need a Drogba type
[quote][p][bold]cherrybakewell[/bold] wrote: I hear that Dez is scouting for us again abroad.[/p][/quote]Golfer is also searching the African teams we need a Drogba type holdinkæft

6:03pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

O'Reilly wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely.
I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .
From April 2013 it was decided that the parachute payments be increased for the relegated Premiership clubs to 60 million over a four instead of two year period. 15 million for the first season, 17 million for the second and then a further two payments of 8 million per season.
This smacks to me of rewarding failure. AFCB are going to find it difficult against these advantages.
so you dont think we will reach the premier league soon.
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely. I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .[/p][/quote]From April 2013 it was decided that the parachute payments be increased for the relegated Premiership clubs to 60 million over a four instead of two year period. 15 million for the first season, 17 million for the second and then a further two payments of 8 million per season. This smacks to me of rewarding failure. AFCB are going to find it difficult against these advantages.[/p][/quote]so you dont think we will reach the premier league soon. holdinkæft

6:07pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
Rantie has talent and will make the grade, but give him time, he's in an alien culture, far from home ,playing in an entirely different type of football and will need time to come to terms with everything. He too needs to have through balls, and "over the top" balls to make use of his pace and not long, high crosses from the wings! I too think that Eddie will need to off load some of the fringe players before he can add to the wage bill. I understand that an offer has been made for Thomas, but we have 6/7 players who are unlikely to feature in the first team , unless there's an injury crisis and if takers can be found should be hived off to another Club to get regular football. They are likely to be released when their contracts expire anyhow and it might help them find another Club.
Sanity on here for a change, well put as usual SOC!! What I will add, is if Eddie doesn't bring in a quality striker to compliment Rantie, then yes, he will of been a waste, because where as some numpty stated Rantie hadn't had a handful of shots on goal, he forgot to add, that Rantie hadn't had a handful of decent passes. Striker thrive on supply, and he get's virtually nothing. He will never be a success living off of scraps!!
Good post, remember who has the most assists, TK by a mile.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Rantie has talent and will make the grade, but give him time, he's in an alien culture, far from home ,playing in an entirely different type of football and will need time to come to terms with everything. He too needs to have through balls, and "over the top" balls to make use of his pace and not long, high crosses from the wings! I too think that Eddie will need to off load some of the fringe players before he can add to the wage bill. I understand that an offer has been made for Thomas, but we have 6/7 players who are unlikely to feature in the first team , unless there's an injury crisis and if takers can be found should be hived off to another Club to get regular football. They are likely to be released when their contracts expire anyhow and it might help them find another Club.[/p][/quote]Sanity on here for a change, well put as usual SOC!! What I will add, is if Eddie doesn't bring in a quality striker to compliment Rantie, then yes, he will of been a waste, because where as some numpty stated Rantie hadn't had a handful of shots on goal, he forgot to add, that Rantie hadn't had a handful of decent passes. Striker thrive on supply, and he get's virtually nothing. He will never be a success living off of scraps!![/p][/quote]Good post, remember who has the most assists, TK by a mile. holdinkæft

6:37pm Tue 31 Dec 13

dustbindanny says...

Eddie, having just read the above ' interview ' I have come to the conclusion that you have a very ' wise Head ' on young shoulders? this team plays good football wether we win or loose, it is exciting ,dynamic pacy and never boring ,the problem we have is the 'final ' ball in the box , let's us down far too much? Get that right , and we are a threat to any team. On behalf of myself , and many fans that are in the ' Steve Fletcher' stand . A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ?
Eddie, having just read the above ' interview ' I have come to the conclusion that you have a very ' wise Head ' on young shoulders? this team plays good football wether we win or loose, it is exciting ,dynamic pacy and never boring ,the problem we have is the 'final ' ball in the box , let's us down far too much? Get that right , and we are a threat to any team. On behalf of myself , and many fans that are in the ' Steve Fletcher' stand . A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ? dustbindanny

6:54pm Tue 31 Dec 13

N Smith says...

dustbindanny wrote:
Eddie, having just read the above ' interview ' I have come to the conclusion that you have a very ' wise Head ' on young shoulders? this team plays good football wether we win or loose, it is exciting ,dynamic pacy and never boring ,the problem we have is the 'final ' ball in the box , let's us down far too much? Get that right , and we are a threat to any team. On behalf of myself , and many fans that are in the ' Steve Fletcher' stand . A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ?
Shame he wasn't a little wiser before splashing out two half million on Rantie.
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: Eddie, having just read the above ' interview ' I have come to the conclusion that you have a very ' wise Head ' on young shoulders? this team plays good football wether we win or loose, it is exciting ,dynamic pacy and never boring ,the problem we have is the 'final ' ball in the box , let's us down far too much? Get that right , and we are a threat to any team. On behalf of myself , and many fans that are in the ' Steve Fletcher' stand . A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ?[/p][/quote]Shame he wasn't a little wiser before splashing out two half million on Rantie. N Smith

7:00pm Tue 31 Dec 13

N Smith says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
Rantie has talent and will make the grade, but give him time, he's in an alien culture, far from home ,playing in an entirely different type of football and will need time to come to terms with everything. He too needs to have through balls, and "over the top" balls to make use of his pace and not long, high crosses from the wings! I too think that Eddie will need to off load some of the fringe players before he can add to the wage bill. I understand that an offer has been made for Thomas, but we have 6/7 players who are unlikely to feature in the first team , unless there's an injury crisis and if takers can be found should be hived off to another Club to get regular football. They are likely to be released when their contracts expire anyhow and it might help them find another Club.
Sanity on here for a change, well put as usual SOC!! What I will add, is if Eddie doesn't bring in a quality striker to compliment Rantie, then yes, he will of been a waste, because where as some numpty stated Rantie hadn't had a handful of shots on goal, he forgot to add, that Rantie hadn't had a handful of decent passes. Striker thrive on supply, and he get's virtually nothing. He will never be a success living off of scraps!!
Good post, remember who has the most assists, TK by a mile.
Pete have you got the stats for the assists because I can't find them anywhere
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Rantie has talent and will make the grade, but give him time, he's in an alien culture, far from home ,playing in an entirely different type of football and will need time to come to terms with everything. He too needs to have through balls, and "over the top" balls to make use of his pace and not long, high crosses from the wings! I too think that Eddie will need to off load some of the fringe players before he can add to the wage bill. I understand that an offer has been made for Thomas, but we have 6/7 players who are unlikely to feature in the first team , unless there's an injury crisis and if takers can be found should be hived off to another Club to get regular football. They are likely to be released when their contracts expire anyhow and it might help them find another Club.[/p][/quote]Sanity on here for a change, well put as usual SOC!! What I will add, is if Eddie doesn't bring in a quality striker to compliment Rantie, then yes, he will of been a waste, because where as some numpty stated Rantie hadn't had a handful of shots on goal, he forgot to add, that Rantie hadn't had a handful of decent passes. Striker thrive on supply, and he get's virtually nothing. He will never be a success living off of scraps!![/p][/quote]Good post, remember who has the most assists, TK by a mile.[/p][/quote]Pete have you got the stats for the assists because I can't find them anywhere N Smith

7:02pm Tue 31 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

dustbindanny wrote:
Eddie, having just read the above ' interview ' I have come to the conclusion that you have a very ' wise Head ' on young shoulders? this team plays good football wether we win or loose, it is exciting ,dynamic pacy and never boring ,the problem we have is the 'final ' ball in the box , let's us down far too much? Get that right , and we are a threat to any team. On behalf of myself , and many fans that are in the ' Steve Fletcher' stand . A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ?
Tell that to all those who believe that the answer is in bringing expensive players in. Since he has been able to play players more regularly we have seen some good improvement and I think that the more the play the more they become aware of each other' strength and weaknesses. How much would be enough and how many players could make the sort of difference that some people are asking for? In Eddie we trust.

A jolly Happy New Year to one and all

I promise that I will not post again at least until next Year!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: Eddie, having just read the above ' interview ' I have come to the conclusion that you have a very ' wise Head ' on young shoulders? this team plays good football wether we win or loose, it is exciting ,dynamic pacy and never boring ,the problem we have is the 'final ' ball in the box , let's us down far too much? Get that right , and we are a threat to any team. On behalf of myself , and many fans that are in the ' Steve Fletcher' stand . A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ?[/p][/quote]Tell that to all those who believe that the answer is in bringing expensive players in. Since he has been able to play players more regularly we have seen some good improvement and I think that the more the play the more they become aware of each other' strength and weaknesses. How much would be enough and how many players could make the sort of difference that some people are asking for? In Eddie we trust. A jolly Happy New Year to one and all I promise that I will not post again at least until next Year!!!!! nonnogeppetto

7:05pm Tue 31 Dec 13

babyduck says...

I'm sure Eddie is playing it all down as he won't want other teams to think we have a bucket load of money to spend. We definitely need a big man up front to latch onto all our wasted crosses. Such a player would compliment Rantie and Grabs. A hard man in midfield and cover for Frano who seems to get a hard time but I like him. Yes he makes the odd mistake but he makes up for it going fwd. Get someone who could get on the end of his crosses and suddenly he becomes so important to us.
I'm sure Eddie is playing it all down as he won't want other teams to think we have a bucket load of money to spend. We definitely need a big man up front to latch onto all our wasted crosses. Such a player would compliment Rantie and Grabs. A hard man in midfield and cover for Frano who seems to get a hard time but I like him. Yes he makes the odd mistake but he makes up for it going fwd. Get someone who could get on the end of his crosses and suddenly he becomes so important to us. babyduck

7:19pm Tue 31 Dec 13

swanagecherrie says...

dustbindanny wrote:
Eddie, having just read the above ' interview ' I have come to the conclusion that you have a very ' wise Head ' on young shoulders? this team plays good football wether we win or loose, it is exciting ,dynamic pacy and never boring ,the problem we have is the 'final ' ball in the box , let's us down far too much? Get that right , and we are a threat to any team. On behalf of myself , and many fans that are in the ' Steve Fletcher' stand . A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ?
well said we are in the best league in my opinion fast exciting football every set of fans going to every game not knowing who will win. If we do happen to get to the prem lets do a blackpool and just take there money and get back to this league where proper football is played and leave the prem to mostly armchair fans . wishing all a happy new year.
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: Eddie, having just read the above ' interview ' I have come to the conclusion that you have a very ' wise Head ' on young shoulders? this team plays good football wether we win or loose, it is exciting ,dynamic pacy and never boring ,the problem we have is the 'final ' ball in the box , let's us down far too much? Get that right , and we are a threat to any team. On behalf of myself , and many fans that are in the ' Steve Fletcher' stand . A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ?[/p][/quote]well said we are in the best league in my opinion fast exciting football every set of fans going to every game not knowing who will win. If we do happen to get to the prem lets do a blackpool and just take there money and get back to this league where proper football is played and leave the prem to mostly armchair fans . wishing all a happy new year. swanagecherrie

8:01pm Tue 31 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

Should Eddie be now Sir Eddie for services to football ?
Should Eddie be now Sir Eddie for services to football ? kalebmoledirt

8:04pm Tue 31 Dec 13

kalebmoledirt says...

Should Eddie Mitchell be knighted for services to football.
Should Eddie Mitchell be knighted for services to football. kalebmoledirt

8:40pm Tue 31 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Should Eddie Mitchell be knighted for services to football.
I think you should take a little more Lemonade with it
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Should Eddie Mitchell be knighted for services to football.[/p][/quote]I think you should take a little more Lemonade with it cheeriedriteup

8:41pm Tue 31 Dec 13

afcdibby says...

O'Reilly wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely.
I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .
From April 2013 it was decided that the parachute payments be increased for the relegated Premiership clubs to 60 million over a four instead of two year period. 15 million for the first season, 17 million for the second and then a further two payments of 8 million per season.
This smacks to me of rewarding failure. AFCB are going to find it difficult against these advantages.
15+17+8+8 = 48. Where's the other 12 Million gone. Would you like to be my accountant?
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely. I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .[/p][/quote]From April 2013 it was decided that the parachute payments be increased for the relegated Premiership clubs to 60 million over a four instead of two year period. 15 million for the first season, 17 million for the second and then a further two payments of 8 million per season. This smacks to me of rewarding failure. AFCB are going to find it difficult against these advantages.[/p][/quote]15+17+8+8 = 48. Where's the other 12 Million gone. Would you like to be my accountant? afcdibby

8:44pm Tue 31 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

I can't help noticing the thumbnail pictures on the echo page adjacent to this storey, there are 45 pictures of the AFCB V Ipswich game with the headline , " are you pictured in the crowd " well the answer to Johnathan Beal the photographer is no I can't because 39 of the 45 pictures are of the players, managers and coaches on the pitch, where are the crowd ?? It was a sell out so you kind of missed quite a few of the fans on this occasion !!!
I can't help noticing the thumbnail pictures on the echo page adjacent to this storey, there are 45 pictures of the AFCB V Ipswich game with the headline , " are you pictured in the crowd " well the answer to Johnathan Beal the photographer is no I can't because 39 of the 45 pictures are of the players, managers and coaches on the pitch, where are the crowd ?? It was a sell out so you kind of missed quite a few of the fans on this occasion !!! cheeriedriteup

8:45pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Should Eddie be now Sir Eddie for services to football ?
Na
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Should Eddie be now Sir Eddie for services to football ?[/p][/quote]Na holdinkæft

8:46pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Should Eddie Mitchell be knighted for services to football.
Na
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Should Eddie Mitchell be knighted for services to football.[/p][/quote]Na holdinkæft

8:46pm Tue 31 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

afcdibby wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely.
I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .
From April 2013 it was decided that the parachute payments be increased for the relegated Premiership clubs to 60 million over a four instead of two year period. 15 million for the first season, 17 million for the second and then a further two payments of 8 million per season.
This smacks to me of rewarding failure. AFCB are going to find it difficult against these advantages.
15+17+8+8 = 48. Where's the other 12 Million gone. Would you like to be my accountant?
Them **** agents at it again
[quote][p][bold]afcdibby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: From what I can see these financial fair play rules will only keep the small clubs small and the big clubs big which in my mind take the competition out of the game. Why cant the moneys be spread more evenly over the 4 leagues then the skill of the managers and players would decide the position of clubs which is what a competition is all about surely. I can see that something needed to be done to stop clubs going to the wall but surely it could have been more fair, the big clubs would still get more money with higher gate moneys merchandise sales ect .[/p][/quote]From April 2013 it was decided that the parachute payments be increased for the relegated Premiership clubs to 60 million over a four instead of two year period. 15 million for the first season, 17 million for the second and then a further two payments of 8 million per season. This smacks to me of rewarding failure. AFCB are going to find it difficult against these advantages.[/p][/quote]15+17+8+8 = 48. Where's the other 12 Million gone. Would you like to be my accountant?[/p][/quote]Them **** agents at it again cheeriedriteup

8:52pm Tue 31 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

From tomorrow many NEW EUROPEANS will be able to get benefits in the UK. Could Howe notsi them up on special terms. Like 4 quid per hour.
From tomorrow many NEW EUROPEANS will be able to get benefits in the UK. Could Howe notsi them up on special terms. Like 4 quid per hour. holdinkæft

10:00pm Tue 31 Dec 13

westbournehills says...

All those writing off Rantie already should have more faith in Eddie's judgement. Could any of us really see Ings being one of the best strikers in the Championship this season? Eddie obviously saw something in him that most couldn't see. How many thought he was mad trying to get him back for a million at the start of the season. Would have been a bargain now! Leave it to the boss.
All those writing off Rantie already should have more faith in Eddie's judgement. Could any of us really see Ings being one of the best strikers in the Championship this season? Eddie obviously saw something in him that most couldn't see. How many thought he was mad trying to get him back for a million at the start of the season. Would have been a bargain now! Leave it to the boss. westbournehills

10:18pm Tue 31 Dec 13

gtd says...

Just play Grabban and Pitman up front; TK has been a mistake.
Wes and Tubbs will be fine as subs
Just play Grabban and Pitman up front; TK has been a mistake. Wes and Tubbs will be fine as subs gtd

10:26pm Tue 31 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
I’m not convinced that the answers are not already in the existing squad. Given the right circumstances to showcase their individual talents it may be just that EH and JT have not put certain players with each other to gel. Look at the present team and how that differs from early in the season. Surman ,O’kane and Elphick were certainly not first choice! So, looking beyond the Brighton game,how’s this for a starting 11 against Burton: Allsop,Harte,Addison

,Partington, Francis/Coulibaly,Mc

Dermott,Hughes,Pugh/ Thomas,Stockley. I notice there are presently no tickets on sale for the south stand against Burton, so not a large attendance anticipated.
Ridiculous. Pick a load of players that haven't played as a team together and get dumped out at the first hurdle. Showing Burton no respect whatsoever, if I was a Burton supporter I would be insulted if that side was sent out - and very happy too! Remember Blyth a few years ago and Accrington Stanley? We aren't too good to lose in our first match. I would prefer a cup run actually. We aren't Man U/Chelsea/Man City that can change a whole team and still expect to win comfortably. So glad you aren't the manager, I'll trust Eddie I think. Also, I think Surman was brought in as a first choice but injuries stopped him finding form early on this season.
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: I’m not convinced that the answers are not already in the existing squad. Given the right circumstances to showcase their individual talents it may be just that EH and JT have not put certain players with each other to gel. Look at the present team and how that differs from early in the season. Surman ,O’kane and Elphick were certainly not first choice! So, looking beyond the Brighton game,how’s this for a starting 11 against Burton: Allsop,Harte,Addison ,Partington, Francis/Coulibaly,Mc Dermott,Hughes,Pugh/ Thomas,Stockley. I notice there are presently no tickets on sale for the south stand against Burton, so not a large attendance anticipated.[/p][/quote]Ridiculous. Pick a load of players that haven't played as a team together and get dumped out at the first hurdle. Showing Burton no respect whatsoever, if I was a Burton supporter I would be insulted if that side was sent out - and very happy too! Remember Blyth a few years ago and Accrington Stanley? We aren't too good to lose in our first match. I would prefer a cup run actually. We aren't Man U/Chelsea/Man City that can change a whole team and still expect to win comfortably. So glad you aren't the manager, I'll trust Eddie I think. Also, I think Surman was brought in as a first choice but injuries stopped him finding form early on this season. rednblack37

11:08pm Tue 31 Dec 13

mossy 1 says...

Won`t have a chance later on this eve,Happy New Year to all those that use ths site!!!!
Won`t have a chance later on this eve,Happy New Year to all those that use ths site!!!! mossy 1

10:20am Wed 1 Jan 14

devon fan says...

rednblack37 wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
I’m not convinced that the answers are not already in the existing squad. Given the right circumstances to showcase their individual talents it may be just that EH and JT have not put certain players with each other to gel. Look at the present team and how that differs from early in the season. Surman ,O’kane and Elphick were certainly not first choice! So, looking beyond the Brighton game,how’s this for a starting 11 against Burton: Allsop,Harte,Addison


,Partington, Francis/Coulibaly,Mc


Dermott,Hughes,Pugh/ Thomas,Stockley. I notice there are presently no tickets on sale for the south stand against Burton, so not a large attendance anticipated.
Ridiculous. Pick a load of players that haven't played as a team together and get dumped out at the first hurdle. Showing Burton no respect whatsoever, if I was a Burton supporter I would be insulted if that side was sent out - and very happy too! Remember Blyth a few years ago and Accrington Stanley? We aren't too good to lose in our first match. I would prefer a cup run actually. We aren't Man U/Chelsea/Man City that can change a whole team and still expect to win comfortably. So glad you aren't the manager, I'll trust Eddie I think. Also, I think Surman was brought in as a first choice but injuries stopped him finding form early on this season.
quite right I do not think Eddie should take any chances against Burton who have a respectable away recordl this has to a good chance to earn some cup money and we are in no position to turn that down
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: I’m not convinced that the answers are not already in the existing squad. Given the right circumstances to showcase their individual talents it may be just that EH and JT have not put certain players with each other to gel. Look at the present team and how that differs from early in the season. Surman ,O’kane and Elphick were certainly not first choice! So, looking beyond the Brighton game,how’s this for a starting 11 against Burton: Allsop,Harte,Addison ,Partington, Francis/Coulibaly,Mc Dermott,Hughes,Pugh/ Thomas,Stockley. I notice there are presently no tickets on sale for the south stand against Burton, so not a large attendance anticipated.[/p][/quote]Ridiculous. Pick a load of players that haven't played as a team together and get dumped out at the first hurdle. Showing Burton no respect whatsoever, if I was a Burton supporter I would be insulted if that side was sent out - and very happy too! Remember Blyth a few years ago and Accrington Stanley? We aren't too good to lose in our first match. I would prefer a cup run actually. We aren't Man U/Chelsea/Man City that can change a whole team and still expect to win comfortably. So glad you aren't the manager, I'll trust Eddie I think. Also, I think Surman was brought in as a first choice but injuries stopped him finding form early on this season.[/p][/quote]quite right I do not think Eddie should take any chances against Burton who have a respectable away recordl this has to a good chance to earn some cup money and we are in no position to turn that down devon fan

1:04pm Wed 1 Jan 14

canfordcherry says...

Lowe-Ryder wrote:
cherrybakewell wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
Don't forget TK will be in S.Africa for the African Nations Cup for most of January. Worth watching to see how well he does. Could open the door for a short term loanee whose contract is up in the summer.
Problem with TK going back to S Africa is they play a different game than here in England which I don't think will help us much as Eddie needs him to settle to the way he plays the team.
Hope that makes sense?
I do however think TK will come good for us.Here's hoping.
Happy New Year to all Cherries Fans.
There isn't another African Cup of Nations until 2015, so Rantie won't be going anywhere in January.

I'm quite sure he'll come good, a lot of it depends on the system we play and who he's upfront with. Pitman and him didn't seem to work at all in the Brighton game, he's better with Grabban it seems.

I'd still rather have him than Tubbs or Thomas though.
The website says it starts 11/1 - 1/2/2014 in S Africa, who have replaced Libya as hosts?
[quote][p][bold]Lowe-Ryder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrybakewell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Don't forget TK will be in S.Africa for the African Nations Cup for most of January. Worth watching to see how well he does. Could open the door for a short term loanee whose contract is up in the summer.[/p][/quote]Problem with TK going back to S Africa is they play a different game than here in England which I don't think will help us much as Eddie needs him to settle to the way he plays the team. Hope that makes sense? I do however think TK will come good for us.Here's hoping. Happy New Year to all Cherries Fans.[/p][/quote]There isn't another African Cup of Nations until 2015, so Rantie won't be going anywhere in January. I'm quite sure he'll come good, a lot of it depends on the system we play and who he's upfront with. Pitman and him didn't seem to work at all in the Brighton game, he's better with Grabban it seems. I'd still rather have him than Tubbs or Thomas though.[/p][/quote]The website says it starts 11/1 - 1/2/2014 in S Africa, who have replaced Libya as hosts? canfordcherry

1:06pm Wed 1 Jan 14

fozzie bear says...

Have to agree with Yorkie, Leon Clarke is the solution & Coventry need the money! Hope to be proved wrong with Rantie but I wont be. Get rid of the 'dead wood' first, then go out & get the 'right' players to compliment the squad.
Have to agree with Yorkie, Leon Clarke is the solution & Coventry need the money! Hope to be proved wrong with Rantie but I wont be. Get rid of the 'dead wood' first, then go out & get the 'right' players to compliment the squad. fozzie bear

1:23pm Wed 1 Jan 14

abc100 says...

fozzie bear wrote:
Have to agree with Yorkie, Leon Clarke is the solution & Coventry need the money! Hope to be proved wrong with Rantie but I wont be. Get rid of the 'dead wood' first, then go out & get the 'right' players to compliment the squad.
I have been screaming for Leon Clarke since last season, I don't necessarily agree with others that we need a great big lump up front but he has it all, big, bit of pace, good in the air, can play up top on his own, holds it up, physical and most importantly knows where the goal is, get the cheque book out Eddie !!!!
[quote][p][bold]fozzie bear[/bold] wrote: Have to agree with Yorkie, Leon Clarke is the solution & Coventry need the money! Hope to be proved wrong with Rantie but I wont be. Get rid of the 'dead wood' first, then go out & get the 'right' players to compliment the squad.[/p][/quote]I have been screaming for Leon Clarke since last season, I don't necessarily agree with others that we need a great big lump up front but he has it all, big, bit of pace, good in the air, can play up top on his own, holds it up, physical and most importantly knows where the goal is, get the cheque book out Eddie !!!! abc100

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