AFC Bournemouth: Addison, Thomas and Fogden could make January moves

Bournemouth Echo: STRIKER: Wes Thomas STRIKER: Wes Thomas

FORMER Cherries skipper Miles Addison, striker Wes Thomas and utility man Wes Fogden could spark a transfer window player exodus at Dean Court.

The trio, all members of Eddie Howe's first-team squad, are understood to be on the verge of leaving the club, either on loan or permanently this month.

Defender Addison, who has been named on the bench a number of times this season, has not made an appearance since lining up in a 2-2 draw at Bury 13 months ago.

Signed permanently by Paul Groves in July 2012 following a loan spell under Lee Bradbury, Addison is understood to be a target for League One high-fliers Rotherham.

Thomas, reportedly the subject of a bid from Swindon recently, has been a regular in Howe's matchday squads despite being restricted to two starts and 10 sub appearances this season.

The 26-year-old, who spent time on loan at Portsmouth, Blackpool and Birmingham last season, is believed to be attracting interest from a host of clubs, although he is unlikely to end up at Swindon.

Fogden, who has been beset by injury problems this season, last featured for the first team during a 3-1 win over Notts County in April, one of 26 league appearances.

The 25-year-old, who joined Cherries from non-league Havant & Waterlooville in October 2011, is understood to be a target for League Two strugglers Portsmouth.

Meanwhile, striker Matt Tubbs, who is set to return to Dean Court following a six-month loan spell with Rotherham, could be farmed out on another temporary deal.

The 29-year-old, who has netted just once in 21 appearances for the Millers, is understood to be attracting the attention of his former club Crawley, League One promotion contenders Leyton Orient and League Two outfit Oxford.

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8:52pm Thu 2 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Players' agents are in overdrive their mobiles must be burning holes in their pockets. Some have asking for a download it looks as if their wishes will soon be fulfilled.

The window is wide open folks. We are going to have a month of this coming and goings.
Players' agents are in overdrive their mobiles must be burning holes in their pockets. Some have asking for a download it looks as if their wishes will soon be fulfilled. The window is wide open folks. We are going to have a month of this coming and goings. nonnogeppetto

10:24pm Thu 2 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

I wonder if the Magi will bring me a new laptop on Epiphany!!! this one misses out whole words and is like watching grass grow I refer to my post above Some have been asking....... I have no idea where has BEEN until now. Just going to click on post comment fingers crossed!
I wonder if the Magi will bring me a new laptop on Epiphany!!! this one misses out whole words and is like watching grass grow I refer to my post above Some have been asking....... I have no idea where has BEEN until now. Just going to click on post comment fingers crossed! nonnogeppetto

10:40pm Thu 2 Jan 14

West moors 1 says...

All makes sense, although Thomas could do as good a job as Pitman who at best seems half hearted when he comes on.
All makes sense, although Thomas could do as good a job as Pitman who at best seems half hearted when he comes on. West moors 1

10:48pm Thu 2 Jan 14

bournered26 says...

West moors 1 wrote:
All makes sense, although Thomas could do as good a job as Pitman who at best seems half hearted when he comes on.
Pitman didnt seem too half hearted when he smashed in the equaliser against Ipswich !!!
[quote][p][bold]West moors 1[/bold] wrote: All makes sense, although Thomas could do as good a job as Pitman who at best seems half hearted when he comes on.[/p][/quote]Pitman didnt seem too half hearted when he smashed in the equaliser against Ipswich !!! bournered26

7:22am Fri 3 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,
Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,, Nat1234

7:33am Fri 3 Jan 14

Talkingheadera says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,
Not a bad idea but if grabban gets injured and Thomas gone it leaves us a bit short up top.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,[/p][/quote]Not a bad idea but if grabban gets injured and Thomas gone it leaves us a bit short up top. Talkingheadera

10:32am Fri 3 Jan 14

ASM says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,
As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,[/p][/quote]As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON! ASM

10:57am Fri 3 Jan 14

eaststandman says...

West moors 1 wrote:
All makes sense, although Thomas could do as good a job as Pitman who at best seems half hearted when he comes on.
Strangely, i can't remember the 19 goals in 4 months that put us in the championship coming from Thomas. Though, i do remember them coming from half-hearted Brett Pitman !!
Shame he's not played up front anymore. Eddie prefers him to play behind the strikers.
[quote][p][bold]West moors 1[/bold] wrote: All makes sense, although Thomas could do as good a job as Pitman who at best seems half hearted when he comes on.[/p][/quote]Strangely, i can't remember the 19 goals in 4 months that put us in the championship coming from Thomas. Though, i do remember them coming from half-hearted Brett Pitman !! Shame he's not played up front anymore. Eddie prefers him to play behind the strikers. eaststandman

11:01am Fri 3 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote: Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,
As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON!
I agree with you, Rantie has talent, works hard at his game and wants to learn and improve - have no doubts that he will make it. I suspect that we may see a couple more players leaving the Club, either on a permanent basis or on loan this month extra to those mentioned, both to reduce the wages bill and to make room for a couple coming in. Eddie plays his cards very close and no doubt has a "wish list" of the payers he wants.
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,[/p][/quote]As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON![/p][/quote]I agree with you, Rantie has talent, works hard at his game and wants to learn and improve - have no doubts that he will make it. I suspect that we may see a couple more players leaving the Club, either on a permanent basis or on loan this month extra to those mentioned, both to reduce the wages bill and to make room for a couple coming in. Eddie plays his cards very close and no doubt has a "wish list" of the payers he wants. Square Old Codger

11:13am Fri 3 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,
As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON!
Yes I agree with what you say . But being on the subs bench , he won't come good . Eddie obviously needs someone who can score goals now . Not next season . So what I'm saying is if rantie goes out on loan , and we can get a proven goal scorer in on loan ,,then see how rantie plays next season . Because I can assure you rantie will not help us to stay up this season . Just look at the results we've had since he has been on the subs bench ..
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,[/p][/quote]As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON![/p][/quote]Yes I agree with what you say . But being on the subs bench , he won't come good . Eddie obviously needs someone who can score goals now . Not next season . So what I'm saying is if rantie goes out on loan , and we can get a proven goal scorer in on loan ,,then see how rantie plays next season . Because I can assure you rantie will not help us to stay up this season . Just look at the results we've had since he has been on the subs bench .. Nat1234

12:47pm Fri 3 Jan 14

ben611 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote: Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,
As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON!
Yes I agree with what you say . But being on the subs bench , he won't come good . Eddie obviously needs someone who can score goals now . Not next season . So what I'm saying is if rantie goes out on loan , and we can get a proven goal scorer in on loan ,,then see how rantie plays next season . Because I can assure you rantie will not help us to stay up this season . Just look at the results we've had since he has been on the subs bench ..
did grabban cost 2.5 million and was brung in as a proven goalscorer?!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,[/p][/quote]As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON![/p][/quote]Yes I agree with what you say . But being on the subs bench , he won't come good . Eddie obviously needs someone who can score goals now . Not next season . So what I'm saying is if rantie goes out on loan , and we can get a proven goal scorer in on loan ,,then see how rantie plays next season . Because I can assure you rantie will not help us to stay up this season . Just look at the results we've had since he has been on the subs bench ..[/p][/quote]did grabban cost 2.5 million and was brung in as a proven goalscorer?! ben611

12:51pm Fri 3 Jan 14

redster says...

Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,
As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON!
Yes I agree with what you say . But being on the subs bench , he won't come good . Eddie obviously needs someone who can score goals now . Not next season . So what I'm saying is if rantie goes out on loan , and we can get a proven goal scorer in on loan ,,then see how rantie plays next season . Because I can assure you rantie will not help us to stay up this season . Just look at the results we've had since he has been on the subs bench ..
Good comments re TK be interesting if he gets a run out on Saturday, which would give "Grabs" a rest, It is a bit odd that he has proved up to now a bit slow off the mark (Goal wise) Still think it just needs something to click into place and he will be off and flying! Like a good performance against Burton!!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,[/p][/quote]As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON![/p][/quote]Yes I agree with what you say . But being on the subs bench , he won't come good . Eddie obviously needs someone who can score goals now . Not next season . So what I'm saying is if rantie goes out on loan , and we can get a proven goal scorer in on loan ,,then see how rantie plays next season . Because I can assure you rantie will not help us to stay up this season . Just look at the results we've had since he has been on the subs bench ..[/p][/quote]Good comments re TK be interesting if he gets a run out on Saturday, which would give "Grabs" a rest, It is a bit odd that he has proved up to now a bit slow off the mark (Goal wise) Still think it just needs something to click into place and he will be off and flying! Like a good performance against Burton!! redster

12:56pm Fri 3 Jan 14

cromwell9 says...

Yes Addison/Thomas/Fogde
n,and one or two others can go .
Not Sure about Rantie.We paid over 2 million for him .He is a quality player ,.I am sure he wilI come through okay .
Pitman has scored us some vital goals ,one last Sat .But i think he is a Div 1 player ,not a Championship player .Thats why Bristol City let him go .Perhaps they could have him back to get them out of their situation .
Matty Tubbs I felt never got his chance under Eddy Howe.I think he deserves that chance.
One thing for sure we must pay to keep Camp. He is a top class keeper.
Without him we would be in trouble.
ED made a big mistake putting ROOKIE ALLSOP in goal.
WHAT WAS HE THINKING.
Yes Addison/Thomas/Fogde n,and one or two others can go . Not Sure about Rantie.We paid over 2 million for him .He is a quality player ,.I am sure he wilI come through okay . Pitman has scored us some vital goals ,one last Sat .But i think he is a Div 1 player ,not a Championship player .Thats why Bristol City let him go .Perhaps they could have him back to get them out of their situation . Matty Tubbs I felt never got his chance under Eddy Howe.I think he deserves that chance. One thing for sure we must pay to keep Camp. He is a top class keeper. Without him we would be in trouble. ED made a big mistake putting ROOKIE ALLSOP in goal. WHAT WAS HE THINKING. cromwell9

1:20pm Fri 3 Jan 14

dustbindanny says...

Having looked at the photograph between Eddie and Lee Camp,I,m not so sure that Lee wants to join us? Eddie,s eyes seem to be imploring him to stay,but Lee is only looking at Eddies hand ? Perhaps I'm reading something into this I shouldn't? It,s my belief he is waiting for some club to offer more money to him, We could only do that by ' Weeding out' some players that Eddie doesn't want. I would think we have a very high wage bill at the moment and we must live within our means ?
Having looked at the photograph between Eddie and Lee Camp,I,m not so sure that Lee wants to join us? Eddie,s eyes seem to be imploring him to stay,but Lee is only looking at Eddies hand ? Perhaps I'm reading something into this I shouldn't? It,s my belief he is waiting for some club to offer more money to him, We could only do that by ' Weeding out' some players that Eddie doesn't want. I would think we have a very high wage bill at the moment and we must live within our means ? dustbindanny

1:24pm Fri 3 Jan 14

ASM says...

Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,
As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON!
Yes I agree with what you say . But being on the subs bench , he won't come good . Eddie obviously needs someone who can score goals now . Not next season . So what I'm saying is if rantie goes out on loan , and we can get a proven goal scorer in on loan ,,then see how rantie plays next season . Because I can assure you rantie will not help us to stay up this season . Just look at the results we've had since he has been on the subs bench ..
fair point but, matt ritchie and lee camp are the reasons behind our improvement in results. I would love to see Rantie hit form with us and fingers crossed. I am confident he will do well with us this season, he is an exciting player. It would also do him good to go somewhere like Wolves or Celtic on loan. I would only like to see him go to a massive club on loan where he can do damage and build confidence
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Why doesn't Eddie loan out rantie , being on the subs bench all the time now , means he won't get any experience oh English football . So why doesn't Eddie loan him out to a div 1 side for the rest of the season , and then next season he might come good ,,[/p][/quote]As for Rantie, those of us who have watched the games would see that he does a lot. He runs at defences and attacks opposition and is brilliant on the counter attack. He is not a goal scoring striker, but he is working on that aspect of his game, he is a hard working and honest player who will come good. I SEEM TO REMEMBER GRABBAN GETTING LOADS OF STICK LAST SEASON, ON THE ECHO FORUM, FOR NOT SCORING. JUST LIKE RANTIE, WHEN HE DOES A LOT MORE THAN SCORE GOALS AND WHEN RANTIE GETS A COUPLE, HE WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT GRABBAN IS DOING THIS SEASON![/p][/quote]Yes I agree with what you say . But being on the subs bench , he won't come good . Eddie obviously needs someone who can score goals now . Not next season . So what I'm saying is if rantie goes out on loan , and we can get a proven goal scorer in on loan ,,then see how rantie plays next season . Because I can assure you rantie will not help us to stay up this season . Just look at the results we've had since he has been on the subs bench ..[/p][/quote]fair point but, matt ritchie and lee camp are the reasons behind our improvement in results. I would love to see Rantie hit form with us and fingers crossed. I am confident he will do well with us this season, he is an exciting player. It would also do him good to go somewhere like Wolves or Celtic on loan. I would only like to see him go to a massive club on loan where he can do damage and build confidence ASM

3:01pm Fri 3 Jan 14

countrycherry says...

Rantie and Coulabay tomorrow ????
Rantie and Coulabay tomorrow ???? countrycherry

3:57pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

There's a very interesting article in the "I" today, the Rantie critics might do well to read, it might give them a better idea of the problems the lad is having in adjusting to life here. He couldn't have a better Manager than Eddie to help him adjust to the game here and life and to improve his overall game. He has the talent, the will and determination and will be a very good player for us.
There's a very interesting article in the "I" today, the Rantie critics might do well to read, it might give them a better idea of the problems the lad is having in adjusting to life here. He couldn't have a better Manager than Eddie to help him adjust to the game here and life and to improve his overall game. He has the talent, the will and determination and will be a very good player for us. Square Old Codger

4:53pm Fri 3 Jan 14

molbol says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
There's a very interesting article in the "I" today, the Rantie critics might do well to read, it might give them a better idea of the problems the lad is having in adjusting to life here. He couldn't have a better Manager than Eddie to help him adjust to the game here and life and to improve his overall game. He has the talent, the will and determination and will be a very good player for us.
Great Spot SOC - I have copied the article below....

Homesick Tokelo Rantie determined to settle on the south coast

Loneliness isn’t something you would usually associate with professional footballers who play in front of thousands of fans every week. Yet four months after becoming Bournemouth’s record signing when he joined from Swedish club Malmo for £2m, South African striker Tokelo Rantie admits it’s not been an easy transition.

“I’m here on my own so it’s been really tough,” he says ahead of Bournemouth’s FA Cup third-round match at home to Burton Albion Saturday. “My family are all back home in South Africa and my mother is sick but we make sure we stay in touch and I’m on Skype all the time with them. In football, you have to go through a lot of things in order to reach the top. You have to deal with the loneliness but my experience when I was younger means I am able to cope with the situation.”

Rantie’s story is an unusual one. Raised in the remote town of Parys in the Free State, he was playing for local amateur side Dangerous Darkies and planning for a career as a chartered accountant when he spotted an internet advert to join the Stars of Africa academy, established by ex-Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Farouk Khan.

“I’d just finished my school exams and was waiting for the bursary for university to come through,” he remembers. “Where I’ve come from there’s nothing in terms of scouting – you have to do it for yourself. That’s how I ended up finding about Stars of Africa. They invited me over for a trial and liked me so I came to live in the academy in Johannesburg.”

Within 12 months, Rantie was playing in Mozambique’s First Division before having his first taste of European football when he joined Malmo. A successful loan spell at feeder club IFK Hassleholm earned him a place in their first-team squad and a first international call-up for South Africa. But with French side St-Étienne and Middlesbrough vying for his signature in the summer, Rantie instead chose to move to the Cherries.

“I chose Bournemouth because I thought it was the best place for me to learn the English game,” he says. “I came and met the manager and he told me about the history of the club and said that he wanted to help me develop as a player. That made it easier for me to decide. It’s an ambitious club who want to make a name for themselves and so do I.”

A return of just one goal so far is not exactly the start he had in mind on the pitch. But Rantie, who also intends to resume his accountancy studies, is convinced he is finding his feet despite the pressure of his price-tag.

“They’ve put a lot of faith in me but money is not a factor. A player has to deliver on the pitch and it’s nothing to do with how much he cost. There is some pressure on me but if I think about that all the time I’d be worrying about satisfying other people rather than playing my game. Once I’ve settled in, I’m going to be unstoppable.”

It was that kind of self-belief that helped South Africa record an unlikely victory over world champions Spain in a friendly in November. The 1-0 win has been hailed as their best results since the days of Benni McCarthy – who Rantie played with at South African side Orlando Pirates last year during a short loan spell.

“When I was a kid I had a big poster of him on my wall. I used to worship him. I still believe that there’s no one like him,” Rantie says. “He guided me with a lot of things and spoke a lot about his career in Europe.”

If he can achieve half as much as McCarthy – who won the Champions League for Porto under Jose Mourinho before moving on to Blackburn Rovers – accountancy’s loss will be football’s gain.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: There's a very interesting article in the "I" today, the Rantie critics might do well to read, it might give them a better idea of the problems the lad is having in adjusting to life here. He couldn't have a better Manager than Eddie to help him adjust to the game here and life and to improve his overall game. He has the talent, the will and determination and will be a very good player for us.[/p][/quote]Great Spot SOC - I have copied the article below.... Homesick Tokelo Rantie determined to settle on the south coast Loneliness isn’t something you would usually associate with professional footballers who play in front of thousands of fans every week. Yet four months after becoming Bournemouth’s record signing when he joined from Swedish club Malmo for £2m, South African striker Tokelo Rantie admits it’s not been an easy transition. “I’m here on my own so it’s been really tough,” he says ahead of Bournemouth’s FA Cup third-round match at home to Burton Albion Saturday. “My family are all back home in South Africa and my mother is sick but we make sure we stay in touch and I’m on Skype all the time with them. In football, you have to go through a lot of things in order to reach the top. You have to deal with the loneliness but my experience when I was younger means I am able to cope with the situation.” Rantie’s story is an unusual one. Raised in the remote town of Parys in the Free State, he was playing for local amateur side Dangerous Darkies and planning for a career as a chartered accountant when he spotted an internet advert to join the Stars of Africa academy, established by ex-Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Farouk Khan. “I’d just finished my school exams and was waiting for the bursary for university to come through,” he remembers. “Where I’ve come from there’s nothing in terms of scouting – you have to do it for yourself. That’s how I ended up finding about Stars of Africa. They invited me over for a trial and liked me so I came to live in the academy in Johannesburg.” Within 12 months, Rantie was playing in Mozambique’s First Division before having his first taste of European football when he joined Malmo. A successful loan spell at feeder club IFK Hassleholm earned him a place in their first-team squad and a first international call-up for South Africa. But with French side St-Étienne and Middlesbrough vying for his signature in the summer, Rantie instead chose to move to the Cherries. “I chose Bournemouth because I thought it was the best place for me to learn the English game,” he says. “I came and met the manager [Eddie Howe] and he told me about the history of the club and said that he wanted to help me develop as a player. That made it easier for me to decide. It’s an ambitious club who want to make a name for themselves and so do I.” A return of just one goal so far is not exactly the start he had in mind on the pitch. But Rantie, who also intends to resume his accountancy studies, is convinced he is finding his feet despite the pressure of his price-tag. “They’ve put a lot of faith in me but money is not a factor. A player has to deliver on the pitch and it’s nothing to do with how much he cost. There is some pressure on me but if I think about that all the time I’d be worrying about satisfying other people rather than playing my game. Once I’ve settled in, I’m going to be unstoppable.” It was that kind of self-belief that helped South Africa record an unlikely victory over world champions Spain in a friendly in November. The 1-0 win has been hailed as their best results since the days of Benni McCarthy – who Rantie played with at South African side Orlando Pirates last year during a short loan spell. “When I was a kid I had a big poster of him on my wall. I used to worship him. I still believe that there’s no one like him,” Rantie says. “He guided me with a lot of things and spoke a lot about his career in Europe.” If he can achieve half as much as McCarthy – who won the Champions League for Porto under Jose Mourinho before moving on to Blackburn Rovers – accountancy’s loss will be football’s gain. molbol

5:14pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

molbol wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
There's a very interesting article in the "I" today, the Rantie critics might do well to read, it might give them a better idea of the problems the lad is having in adjusting to life here. He couldn't have a better Manager than Eddie to help him adjust to the game here and life and to improve his overall game. He has the talent, the will and determination and will be a very good player for us.
Great Spot SOC - I have copied the article below....

Homesick Tokelo Rantie determined to settle on the south coast

Loneliness isn’t something you would usually associate with professional footballers who play in front of thousands of fans every week. Yet four months after becoming Bournemouth’s record signing when he joined from Swedish club Malmo for £2m, South African striker Tokelo Rantie admits it’s not been an easy transition.

“I’m here on my own so it’s been really tough,” he says ahead of Bournemouth’s FA Cup third-round match at home to Burton Albion Saturday. “My family are all back home in South Africa and my mother is sick but we make sure we stay in touch and I’m on Skype all the time with them. In football, you have to go through a lot of things in order to reach the top. You have to deal with the loneliness but my experience when I was younger means I am able to cope with the situation.”

Rantie’s story is an unusual one. Raised in the remote town of Parys in the Free State, he was playing for local amateur side Dangerous Darkies and planning for a career as a chartered accountant when he spotted an internet advert to join the Stars of Africa academy, established by ex-Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Farouk Khan.

“I’d just finished my school exams and was waiting for the bursary for university to come through,” he remembers. “Where I’ve come from there’s nothing in terms of scouting – you have to do it for yourself. That’s how I ended up finding about Stars of Africa. They invited me over for a trial and liked me so I came to live in the academy in Johannesburg.”

Within 12 months, Rantie was playing in Mozambique’s First Division before having his first taste of European football when he joined Malmo. A successful loan spell at feeder club IFK Hassleholm earned him a place in their first-team squad and a first international call-up for South Africa. But with French side St-Étienne and Middlesbrough vying for his signature in the summer, Rantie instead chose to move to the Cherries.

“I chose Bournemouth because I thought it was the best place for me to learn the English game,” he says. “I came and met the manager and he told me about the history of the club and said that he wanted to help me develop as a player. That made it easier for me to decide. It’s an ambitious club who want to make a name for themselves and so do I.”

A return of just one goal so far is not exactly the start he had in mind on the pitch. But Rantie, who also intends to resume his accountancy studies, is convinced he is finding his feet despite the pressure of his price-tag.

“They’ve put a lot of faith in me but money is not a factor. A player has to deliver on the pitch and it’s nothing to do with how much he cost. There is some pressure on me but if I think about that all the time I’d be worrying about satisfying other people rather than playing my game. Once I’ve settled in, I’m going to be unstoppable.”

It was that kind of self-belief that helped South Africa record an unlikely victory over world champions Spain in a friendly in November. The 1-0 win has been hailed as their best results since the days of Benni McCarthy – who Rantie played with at South African side Orlando Pirates last year during a short loan spell.

“When I was a kid I had a big poster of him on my wall. I used to worship him. I still believe that there’s no one like him,” Rantie says. “He guided me with a lot of things and spoke a lot about his career in Europe.”

If he can achieve half as much as McCarthy – who won the Champions League for Porto under Jose Mourinho before moving on to Blackburn Rovers – accountancy’s loss will be football’s gain.
Yes it's a good article , but I'm sure he's not the only one who has got personal problems , I myself have had a lot of problems , but I have always managed to do my job . When it comes to work , one must put personal problems out of ones mind , otherwise most of the country would come to a standstill ... I still think it would do rantie good to go out on loan , in a lower league .. And build his confidence up ,, so he can come back to afcb and be a good striker , which I'm sure he can be ,,,
[quote][p][bold]molbol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: There's a very interesting article in the "I" today, the Rantie critics might do well to read, it might give them a better idea of the problems the lad is having in adjusting to life here. He couldn't have a better Manager than Eddie to help him adjust to the game here and life and to improve his overall game. He has the talent, the will and determination and will be a very good player for us.[/p][/quote]Great Spot SOC - I have copied the article below.... Homesick Tokelo Rantie determined to settle on the south coast Loneliness isn’t something you would usually associate with professional footballers who play in front of thousands of fans every week. Yet four months after becoming Bournemouth’s record signing when he joined from Swedish club Malmo for £2m, South African striker Tokelo Rantie admits it’s not been an easy transition. “I’m here on my own so it’s been really tough,” he says ahead of Bournemouth’s FA Cup third-round match at home to Burton Albion Saturday. “My family are all back home in South Africa and my mother is sick but we make sure we stay in touch and I’m on Skype all the time with them. In football, you have to go through a lot of things in order to reach the top. You have to deal with the loneliness but my experience when I was younger means I am able to cope with the situation.” Rantie’s story is an unusual one. Raised in the remote town of Parys in the Free State, he was playing for local amateur side Dangerous Darkies and planning for a career as a chartered accountant when he spotted an internet advert to join the Stars of Africa academy, established by ex-Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Farouk Khan. “I’d just finished my school exams and was waiting for the bursary for university to come through,” he remembers. “Where I’ve come from there’s nothing in terms of scouting – you have to do it for yourself. That’s how I ended up finding about Stars of Africa. They invited me over for a trial and liked me so I came to live in the academy in Johannesburg.” Within 12 months, Rantie was playing in Mozambique’s First Division before having his first taste of European football when he joined Malmo. A successful loan spell at feeder club IFK Hassleholm earned him a place in their first-team squad and a first international call-up for South Africa. But with French side St-Étienne and Middlesbrough vying for his signature in the summer, Rantie instead chose to move to the Cherries. “I chose Bournemouth because I thought it was the best place for me to learn the English game,” he says. “I came and met the manager [Eddie Howe] and he told me about the history of the club and said that he wanted to help me develop as a player. That made it easier for me to decide. It’s an ambitious club who want to make a name for themselves and so do I.” A return of just one goal so far is not exactly the start he had in mind on the pitch. But Rantie, who also intends to resume his accountancy studies, is convinced he is finding his feet despite the pressure of his price-tag. “They’ve put a lot of faith in me but money is not a factor. A player has to deliver on the pitch and it’s nothing to do with how much he cost. There is some pressure on me but if I think about that all the time I’d be worrying about satisfying other people rather than playing my game. Once I’ve settled in, I’m going to be unstoppable.” It was that kind of self-belief that helped South Africa record an unlikely victory over world champions Spain in a friendly in November. The 1-0 win has been hailed as their best results since the days of Benni McCarthy – who Rantie played with at South African side Orlando Pirates last year during a short loan spell. “When I was a kid I had a big poster of him on my wall. I used to worship him. I still believe that there’s no one like him,” Rantie says. “He guided me with a lot of things and spoke a lot about his career in Europe.” If he can achieve half as much as McCarthy – who won the Champions League for Porto under Jose Mourinho before moving on to Blackburn Rovers – accountancy’s loss will be football’s gain.[/p][/quote]Yes it's a good article , but I'm sure he's not the only one who has got personal problems , I myself have had a lot of problems , but I have always managed to do my job . When it comes to work , one must put personal problems out of ones mind , otherwise most of the country would come to a standstill ... I still think it would do rantie good to go out on loan , in a lower league .. And build his confidence up ,, so he can come back to afcb and be a good striker , which I'm sure he can be ,,, Nat1234

5:20pm Fri 3 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

cromwell9 wrote:
Yes Addison/Thomas/Fogde

n,and one or two others can go .
Not Sure about Rantie.We paid over 2 million for him .He is a quality player ,.I am sure he wilI come through okay .
Pitman has scored us some vital goals ,one last Sat .But i think he is a Div 1 player ,not a Championship player .Thats why Bristol City let him go .Perhaps they could have him back to get them out of their situation .
Matty Tubbs I felt never got his chance under Eddy Howe.I think he deserves that chance.
One thing for sure we must pay to keep Camp. He is a top class keeper.
Without him we would be in trouble.
ED made a big mistake putting ROOKIE ALLSOP in goal.
WHAT WAS HE THINKING.
Yes, Bristol C let Pitman go and where are they now? Tubbs has had plenty of chances under numerous managers and hasn't scored. If he can't score in Div 1 he won't in the Championship. Surprised if Addison is let go when we only have 2 fit recognised central defenders. I read Fogden was being shifted to right back as back up for Francis. I reckon Francis would play well I central defence so perhaps get a reserve right back in?
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Yes Addison/Thomas/Fogde n,and one or two others can go . Not Sure about Rantie.We paid over 2 million for him .He is a quality player ,.I am sure he wilI come through okay . Pitman has scored us some vital goals ,one last Sat .But i think he is a Div 1 player ,not a Championship player .Thats why Bristol City let him go .Perhaps they could have him back to get them out of their situation . Matty Tubbs I felt never got his chance under Eddy Howe.I think he deserves that chance. One thing for sure we must pay to keep Camp. He is a top class keeper. Without him we would be in trouble. ED made a big mistake putting ROOKIE ALLSOP in goal. WHAT WAS HE THINKING.[/p][/quote]Yes, Bristol C let Pitman go and where are they now? Tubbs has had plenty of chances under numerous managers and hasn't scored. If he can't score in Div 1 he won't in the Championship. Surprised if Addison is let go when we only have 2 fit recognised central defenders. I read Fogden was being shifted to right back as back up for Francis. I reckon Francis would play well I central defence so perhaps get a reserve right back in? bmthtillidie

10:24pm Fri 3 Jan 14

bobsworthforever says...

If TKs mothers ill give him a couple of weeks compasionate leave then tell him to come back and just get on with it weather its on loan or in the team.Bit dubious if hes going to .make it having read his comments still fingers crossed.
If TKs mothers ill give him a couple of weeks compasionate leave then tell him to come back and just get on with it weather its on loan or in the team.Bit dubious if hes going to .make it having read his comments still fingers crossed. bobsworthforever

6:00am Sat 4 Jan 14

c0ckbeard says...

Can't agree with that about Francis he's the best crosser at the club (maybe Ritchie is better now) but gets caught out defensively, would seem to make sense of we're going to move him to create yet another winger if playing to his strengths. Which we certainly don't need. I think Yennaris was brought in to push Simon and it seems to have worked a bit
Can't agree with that about Francis he's the best crosser at the club (maybe Ritchie is better now) but gets caught out defensively, would seem to make sense of we're going to move him to create yet another winger if playing to his strengths. Which we certainly don't need. I think Yennaris was brought in to push Simon and it seems to have worked a bit c0ckbeard

10:05am Sat 4 Jan 14

threesidedrectangle says...

dustbindanny wrote:
Having looked at the photograph between Eddie and Lee Camp,I,m not so sure that Lee wants to join us? Eddie,s eyes seem to be imploring him to stay,but Lee is only looking at Eddies hand ? Perhaps I'm reading something into this I shouldn't? It,s my belief he is waiting for some club to offer more money to him, We could only do that by ' Weeding out' some players that Eddie doesn't want. I would think we have a very high wage bill at the moment and we must live within our means ?
You were saying? ;)
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: Having looked at the photograph between Eddie and Lee Camp,I,m not so sure that Lee wants to join us? Eddie,s eyes seem to be imploring him to stay,but Lee is only looking at Eddies hand ? Perhaps I'm reading something into this I shouldn't? It,s my belief he is waiting for some club to offer more money to him, We could only do that by ' Weeding out' some players that Eddie doesn't want. I would think we have a very high wage bill at the moment and we must live within our means ?[/p][/quote]You were saying? ;) threesidedrectangle

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