AFC Bournemouth boss Howe: 'Watching Suárez DVDs could have scared players'

ACE MARKSMAN: Luis Suárez

ACE MARKSMAN: Luis Suárez

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BOSS Eddie Howe admitted he had resisted the temptation to show his Cherries players any footage of Luis Suárez – in case it scared them.

Cherries could face the Premier League’s top goalscorer when they do battle with Liverpool in tomorrow’s FA Cup fourth round clash at Dean Court (12.45pm).

The unpredictable Uruguayan, one of the hottest properties in the world on current form, has struck fear into defenders and plundered 22 goals this season.

He came off the bench in Liverpool’s third round win over Oldham and is expected to feature as Howe’s men bid to achieve what would be a famous giant-killing.

Asked for his opinion on Suárez, Howe said: “I think he is unplayable and you only have to look at some of the goals he has scored against top Premier League players. Some of his finishes, movement and bits of play are outstanding.

“There isn’t too much I can tell my players about him that they don’t already know so we just need to concentrate on our bits and pieces and make sure we do them correctly.

“If he were to produce a bit of magic, we would just have to hold up our hands and say he was too good. But to actually sit down and show our players DVDs of him, I just think that would make them scared and I wouldn’t want to go down that route.”

Although Liverpool, the seven- time FA Cup winners, are hot favourites, Howe maintains Cherries are not simply preparing to settle to be “gallant losers”.

He added: “We are massive underdogs, even though we are at home.

“It is a day for us to really enjoy and, hopefully, for the supporters to enjoy. But there is pressure on us to perform and I want a performance. I want us to play as we always do and try to take our game to Liverpool.

“I think it is really important we don’t change how we play because that wouldn’t suit us. I am looking forward to the game and seeing our players playing against some of the best in the world. What an experience for them.

“They have been very focused this week and training has been of a really high standard.

“I have been very pleased with how we have prepared and the players’ mentality has been excellent.

“It is a sell-out and there is a huge reward at the end of it. We are live on national television so it is a really good chance for us to showcase our skills.

“We are not without a chance and we don’t ever go into any game with that mind-set. If we perform to the best of our ability and have a little bit of luck, you never know.

“All I would say is the gap between where we are in the Championship and the top of the Premier League is huge.

“That is not to say we can’t give a really good account of ourselves, test them and ask questions. That is what we will be looking to do.”

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6:39am Fri 24 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Well said Eddie to the point as usual. We truly are underdogs but we're still in with a shout and should give the best account of ourselves as we can. My biggest fear is that we get a spanking that goes out on national TV. Not being negative but as we play decent football we are vulnerable to this.

Starting to feel more & more gutted that I don't have a ticket but am looking forward to watching on TV and hearing the pundits verdict on us, secretly hoping for an Anfield replay!!!!

To all playing, Cherries staff and Cherries supporters with tickets have a great, great day there will be many TV Cherries willing the boys on and sharing the experience with you!
UTCIAD
Well said Eddie to the point as usual. We truly are underdogs but we're still in with a shout and should give the best account of ourselves as we can. My biggest fear is that we get a spanking that goes out on national TV. Not being negative but as we play decent football we are vulnerable to this. Starting to feel more & more gutted that I don't have a ticket but am looking forward to watching on TV and hearing the pundits verdict on us, secretly hoping for an Anfield replay!!!! To all playing, Cherries staff and Cherries supporters with tickets have a great, great day there will be many TV Cherries willing the boys on and sharing the experience with you! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 16

7:43am Fri 24 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

All we can ask of the team is that they get stuck in, and give it everything they have. If we lose to a great performance from LFC, there is no shame in that. I do believe we can still witness an upset if we are at our very best.
This is your chance to shine lads, go cover yourselves in glory.!!
All we can ask of the team is that they get stuck in, and give it everything they have. If we lose to a great performance from LFC, there is no shame in that. I do believe we can still witness an upset if we are at our very best. This is your chance to shine lads, go cover yourselves in glory.!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 7

8:48am Fri 24 Jan 14

Fanfor45 says...

Here here!! to the above two comments. I'd like us to get on the scoresheet. How many times Liverpool might is another thing entirely, but let's be proud before, during and after. Up the Cherries!!!!
Here here!! to the above two comments. I'd like us to get on the scoresheet. How many times Liverpool might is another thing entirely, but let's be proud before, during and after. Up the Cherries!!!! Fanfor45
  • Score: 7

9:43am Fri 24 Jan 14

InkZ says...

I just want to give them a good game, and hope we don't concede a couple of goals early on.

If we can make it to the second half and still have a chance I'll be happy, even if we get battered towards the end of the game.
I just want to give them a good game, and hope we don't concede a couple of goals early on. If we can make it to the second half and still have a chance I'll be happy, even if we get battered towards the end of the game. InkZ
  • Score: -7

9:59am Fri 24 Jan 14

swanagecherrie says...

I am one of the lucky ones with a ticket and would love to see us pull off a giant killing, other wise all the TV watching experts will be telling me how crap we are. But as the above comments says a good account of ourselves is all us real supporters ask. We have a much more important games on Tuesday night and next Saturday.

P.S A 2-1 win would be nice to :))
I am one of the lucky ones with a ticket and would love to see us pull off a giant killing, other wise all the TV watching experts will be telling me how crap we are. But as the above comments says a good account of ourselves is all us real supporters ask. We have a much more important games on Tuesday night and next Saturday. P.S A 2-1 win would be nice to :)) swanagecherrie
  • Score: 10

10:26am Fri 24 Jan 14

Kevin_123 says...

Make sure the players don't watch Match of The Day then, lol. We all know how good Luis is but we can't go in with fear I say go in and have ago and attack Liverpool!!!
Make sure the players don't watch Match of The Day then, lol. We all know how good Luis is but we can't go in with fear I say go in and have ago and attack Liverpool!!! Kevin_123
  • Score: 6

10:32am Fri 24 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

I hope the players " play without fear" they should be under little pressure, we are very much the under dogs and we can only ask the players to do their best. I have been fortunate enough to see all the Cherries Cup "upsets" since 1946, we were "robbed" the last time we played them, a perfectly good goal was disallowed, but a repeat 0 - 0 scoreline would be good for the Clubs finances. My son, who was a student in Liverpool for 5 years and who returned to that great city to live and work there, brought up a Cherries supporter is now a Liverpool fan first and a Cherries second, a draw would give me a good excuse to go and stay a few days to watch a replay together. But, I hope that we win.
I hope the players " play without fear" they should be under little pressure, we are very much the under dogs and we can only ask the players to do their best. I have been fortunate enough to see all the Cherries Cup "upsets" since 1946, we were "robbed" the last time we played them, a perfectly good goal was disallowed, but a repeat 0 - 0 scoreline would be good for the Clubs finances. My son, who was a student in Liverpool for 5 years and who returned to that great city to live and work there, brought up a Cherries supporter is now a Liverpool fan first and a Cherries second, a draw would give me a good excuse to go and stay a few days to watch a replay together. But, I hope that we win. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 4

11:45am Fri 24 Jan 14

smhinto says...

I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation.
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For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon.
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Regard to all
I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation. . For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon. . Regard to all smhinto
  • Score: -3

12:28pm Fri 24 Jan 14

cherrychris75 says...

smhinto wrote:
I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation.
.
For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon.
.
Regard to all
Have you ever been to Bournemouth let alone support the team. I cannot stand the "we" comment you keep making. You don't know how good any player is by reading the echo online and watching the football league show. There are many cherries fans around the country that come on here and make valid comments because they watch the team when they can. We've played away to Leicester and forest this season. Notts county last season, that was your chance and you would have had respect from us. They are on your doorstep. But your comments still humour me. Grabban will never be championship quality? Criticism of players you've never seen. I think Cooky will make things difficult for Suarez and sturridge. But if he does turn on a 5p then so be it. We've had this discussion for years, ever since your constant. Posts that Eddie Howe is too young and will never make a manager. Regards
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation. . For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon. . Regard to all[/p][/quote]Have you ever been to Bournemouth let alone support the team. I cannot stand the "we" comment you keep making. You don't know how good any player is by reading the echo online and watching the football league show. There are many cherries fans around the country that come on here and make valid comments because they watch the team when they can. We've played away to Leicester and forest this season. Notts county last season, that was your chance and you would have had respect from us. They are on your doorstep. But your comments still humour me. Grabban will never be championship quality? Criticism of players you've never seen. I think Cooky will make things difficult for Suarez and sturridge. But if he does turn on a 5p then so be it. We've had this discussion for years, ever since your constant. Posts that Eddie Howe is too young and will never make a manager. Regards cherrychris75
  • Score: 10

12:55pm Fri 24 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

cherrychris75 wrote:
smhinto wrote:
I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation.
.
For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon.
.
Regard to all
Have you ever been to Bournemouth let alone support the team. I cannot stand the "we" comment you keep making. You don't know how good any player is by reading the echo online and watching the football league show. There are many cherries fans around the country that come on here and make valid comments because they watch the team when they can. We've played away to Leicester and forest this season. Notts county last season, that was your chance and you would have had respect from us. They are on your doorstep. But your comments still humour me. Grabban will never be championship quality? Criticism of players you've never seen. I think Cooky will make things difficult for Suarez and sturridge. But if he does turn on a 5p then so be it. We've had this discussion for years, ever since your constant. Posts that Eddie Howe is too young and will never make a manager. Regards
These two players wont be playing i guess, maybe on te bench just in case,
They will bring a good side but the local derby match on tuesday is more important to them.
we might sneak a draw if we dont play defensive. because our back four are a bit slow turning.
Anyway Good Luck to all Cherries fans, plastic or otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation. . For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon. . Regard to all[/p][/quote]Have you ever been to Bournemouth let alone support the team. I cannot stand the "we" comment you keep making. You don't know how good any player is by reading the echo online and watching the football league show. There are many cherries fans around the country that come on here and make valid comments because they watch the team when they can. We've played away to Leicester and forest this season. Notts county last season, that was your chance and you would have had respect from us. They are on your doorstep. But your comments still humour me. Grabban will never be championship quality? Criticism of players you've never seen. I think Cooky will make things difficult for Suarez and sturridge. But if he does turn on a 5p then so be it. We've had this discussion for years, ever since your constant. Posts that Eddie Howe is too young and will never make a manager. Regards[/p][/quote]These two players wont be playing i guess, maybe on te bench just in case, They will bring a good side but the local derby match on tuesday is more important to them. we might sneak a draw if we dont play defensive. because our back four are a bit slow turning. Anyway Good Luck to all Cherries fans, plastic or otherwise. golfer33
  • Score: 1

1:00pm Fri 24 Jan 14

sea poole says...

Looking forward to a great game tomorrow-not sure about the playing conditions underfoot, thanks to cr.p weather today.
Whilst revelling in anticipation of the match, just concerned that other championship teams are making some impressive signings this month and I'm sure he hasn't, but hope EH hasn't taken his eye 'off the ball'...
Looking forward to a great game tomorrow-not sure about the playing conditions underfoot, thanks to cr.p weather today. Whilst revelling in anticipation of the match, just concerned that other championship teams are making some impressive signings this month and I'm sure he hasn't, but hope EH hasn't taken his eye 'off the ball'... sea poole
  • Score: -4

1:42pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Hurn08 says...

With Liverpool playing Everton on Tuesday I doubt Suarez or Gerrard will be playing from the start anyway and will only be used if they are struggling to get a result.
With Liverpool playing Everton on Tuesday I doubt Suarez or Gerrard will be playing from the start anyway and will only be used if they are struggling to get a result. Hurn08
  • Score: 4

1:44pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Pjb1970 says...

agree with above im sure eddie must have things in the pipework.but slightly worried with just over a week to go and not even a sniff of a signing.tomorrow will be a great day whatever the score.our bread and butter is on Tuesday night and we need to strengthen the squad.
agree with above im sure eddie must have things in the pipework.but slightly worried with just over a week to go and not even a sniff of a signing.tomorrow will be a great day whatever the score.our bread and butter is on Tuesday night and we need to strengthen the squad. Pjb1970
  • Score: 6

2:15pm Fri 24 Jan 14

smhinto says...

golfer33 wrote:
cherrychris75 wrote:
smhinto wrote: I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation. . For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon. . Regard to all
Have you ever been to Bournemouth let alone support the team. I cannot stand the "we" comment you keep making. You don't know how good any player is by reading the echo online and watching the football league show. There are many cherries fans around the country that come on here and make valid comments because they watch the team when they can. We've played away to Leicester and forest this season. Notts county last season, that was your chance and you would have had respect from us. They are on your doorstep. But your comments still humour me. Grabban will never be championship quality? Criticism of players you've never seen. I think Cooky will make things difficult for Suarez and sturridge. But if he does turn on a 5p then so be it. We've had this discussion for years, ever since your constant. Posts that Eddie Howe is too young and will never make a manager. Regards
These two players wont be playing i guess, maybe on te bench just in case, They will bring a good side but the local derby match on tuesday is more important to them. we might sneak a draw if we dont play defensive. because our back four are a bit slow turning. Anyway Good Luck to all Cherries fans, plastic or otherwise.
To Mr Cherrychris75
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This must be the 50th time at least of saying this of which is clear evidence that you do not read my posts properly. This of course is your perogative.
.
So the for the 51st time at least. The reason why I cannot see AFCB as much as I would like is because I am sent to other games because of my football assessing commitments.
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In answer to your other points, yes I have been to Dean Court on many occasions through the 1970's 80's and 90's. So I may have seen AFCB on more occasions than you may have been to the toilet. I was brought up in the Parkstone area and have AFCB since 1971.
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With reference to Grabban, to which I have answered on at lest 20 occasions (again you have not read my posts). I did NOT say that Grabban will never be Championship material at all. My assessment of Grabban was based on the fact that he was not hitting the taget for us very often last season in League One and so I believed that he MAY not be up to Championship standard. He has sinced proved me and others wrong and i am very pleased that he has. He has adapted very well and he is now the first name on the team sheet. (I do hope this is sinking in).
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I notice that you have ignored the time when I have proved to be right i.e. in the case of Tubbs and Demouge. This is typical of course. I was also right with the ridiculous appoinments of Bond, Quinn and Bradbury as managers of which plain obvious that those appoinmentrs were not going to work. But typically you have not acknowledged this.
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Furthermore, I do know the strengths and weaknesses of many (not all) of our players as I have seen them intermittently at their previous clubs and no, I do not watch the football league show i have no need to do so. In addition, i do NOT criticise players that I know nothing about.
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The appoiment of Howe was a gamble the first time around and no doubt done on the cheap at the time. But the appoinment proved many of us wrong including myself and thank 'Christ' he did prove me and others wrong - the rest is history.
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Finally, I will say that if anybody else had posted what I have said in my original post to today, of which is valid and balanced, you would not have commented at all. I would say that you saw 'smhinto' as the poster and then decided to bite simply because it was me.
.
I have been respectful towards you in my reply and have answered your points in full and now hope will will acknowledge that in a civilised manner and accept what I have said.
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Enjoy the game tomorrow if you are going.
.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation. . For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon. . Regard to all[/p][/quote]Have you ever been to Bournemouth let alone support the team. I cannot stand the "we" comment you keep making. You don't know how good any player is by reading the echo online and watching the football league show. There are many cherries fans around the country that come on here and make valid comments because they watch the team when they can. We've played away to Leicester and forest this season. Notts county last season, that was your chance and you would have had respect from us. They are on your doorstep. But your comments still humour me. Grabban will never be championship quality? Criticism of players you've never seen. I think Cooky will make things difficult for Suarez and sturridge. But if he does turn on a 5p then so be it. We've had this discussion for years, ever since your constant. Posts that Eddie Howe is too young and will never make a manager. Regards[/p][/quote]These two players wont be playing i guess, maybe on te bench just in case, They will bring a good side but the local derby match on tuesday is more important to them. we might sneak a draw if we dont play defensive. because our back four are a bit slow turning. Anyway Good Luck to all Cherries fans, plastic or otherwise.[/p][/quote]To Mr Cherrychris75 . This must be the 50th time at least of saying this of which is clear evidence that you do not read my posts properly. This of course is your perogative. . So the for the 51st time at least. The reason why I cannot see AFCB as much as I would like is because I am sent to other games because of my football assessing commitments. . In answer to your other points, yes I have been to Dean Court on many occasions through the 1970's 80's and 90's. So I may have seen AFCB on more occasions than you may have been to the toilet. I was brought up in the Parkstone area and have AFCB since 1971. . With reference to Grabban, to which I have answered on at lest 20 occasions (again you have not read my posts). I did NOT say that Grabban will never be Championship material at all. My assessment of Grabban was based on the fact that he was not hitting the taget for us very often last season in League One and so I believed that he MAY not be up to Championship standard. He has sinced proved me and others wrong and i am very pleased that he has. He has adapted very well and he is now the first name on the team sheet. (I do hope this is sinking in). . I notice that you have ignored the time when I have proved to be right i.e. in the case of Tubbs and Demouge. This is typical of course. I was also right with the ridiculous appoinments of Bond, Quinn and Bradbury as managers of which plain obvious that those appoinmentrs were not going to work. But typically you have not acknowledged this. . Furthermore, I do know the strengths and weaknesses of many (not all) of our players as I have seen them intermittently at their previous clubs and no, I do not watch the football league show i have no need to do so. In addition, i do NOT criticise players that I know nothing about. . The appoiment of Howe was a gamble the first time around and no doubt done on the cheap at the time. But the appoinment proved many of us wrong including myself and thank 'Christ' he did prove me and others wrong - the rest is history. . Finally, I will say that if anybody else had posted what I have said in my original post to today, of which is valid and balanced, you would not have commented at all. I would say that you saw 'smhinto' as the poster and then decided to bite simply because it was me. . I have been respectful towards you in my reply and have answered your points in full and now hope will will acknowledge that in a civilised manner and accept what I have said. . Enjoy the game tomorrow if you are going. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: 2

3:13pm Fri 24 Jan 14

StewieJT says...

smhinto wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
cherrychris75 wrote:
smhinto wrote: I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation. . For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon. . Regard to all
Have you ever been to Bournemouth let alone support the team. I cannot stand the "we" comment you keep making. You don't know how good any player is by reading the echo online and watching the football league show. There are many cherries fans around the country that come on here and make valid comments because they watch the team when they can. We've played away to Leicester and forest this season. Notts county last season, that was your chance and you would have had respect from us. They are on your doorstep. But your comments still humour me. Grabban will never be championship quality? Criticism of players you've never seen. I think Cooky will make things difficult for Suarez and sturridge. But if he does turn on a 5p then so be it. We've had this discussion for years, ever since your constant. Posts that Eddie Howe is too young and will never make a manager. Regards
These two players wont be playing i guess, maybe on te bench just in case, They will bring a good side but the local derby match on tuesday is more important to them. we might sneak a draw if we dont play defensive. because our back four are a bit slow turning. Anyway Good Luck to all Cherries fans, plastic or otherwise.
To Mr Cherrychris75
.
This must be the 50th time at least of saying this of which is clear evidence that you do not read my posts properly. This of course is your perogative.
.
So the for the 51st time at least. The reason why I cannot see AFCB as much as I would like is because I am sent to other games because of my football assessing commitments.
.
In answer to your other points, yes I have been to Dean Court on many occasions through the 1970's 80's and 90's. So I may have seen AFCB on more occasions than you may have been to the toilet. I was brought up in the Parkstone area and have AFCB since 1971.
.
With reference to Grabban, to which I have answered on at lest 20 occasions (again you have not read my posts). I did NOT say that Grabban will never be Championship material at all. My assessment of Grabban was based on the fact that he was not hitting the taget for us very often last season in League One and so I believed that he MAY not be up to Championship standard. He has sinced proved me and others wrong and i am very pleased that he has. He has adapted very well and he is now the first name on the team sheet. (I do hope this is sinking in).
.
I notice that you have ignored the time when I have proved to be right i.e. in the case of Tubbs and Demouge. This is typical of course. I was also right with the ridiculous appoinments of Bond, Quinn and Bradbury as managers of which plain obvious that those appoinmentrs were not going to work. But typically you have not acknowledged this.
.
Furthermore, I do know the strengths and weaknesses of many (not all) of our players as I have seen them intermittently at their previous clubs and no, I do not watch the football league show i have no need to do so. In addition, i do NOT criticise players that I know nothing about.
.
The appoiment of Howe was a gamble the first time around and no doubt done on the cheap at the time. But the appoinment proved many of us wrong including myself and thank 'Christ' he did prove me and others wrong - the rest is history.
.
Finally, I will say that if anybody else had posted what I have said in my original post to today, of which is valid and balanced, you would not have commented at all. I would say that you saw 'smhinto' as the poster and then decided to bite simply because it was me.
.
I have been respectful towards you in my reply and have answered your points in full and now hope will will acknowledge that in a civilised manner and accept what I have said.
.
Enjoy the game tomorrow if you are going.
.
Regards
Good post and fair enough. But you need to acknowledge that your posts always come across as negative or pessimistic. I guess you don't realise. That's why people feel the need to criticise you.

You never seem to post after a win!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation. . For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon. . Regard to all[/p][/quote]Have you ever been to Bournemouth let alone support the team. I cannot stand the "we" comment you keep making. You don't know how good any player is by reading the echo online and watching the football league show. There are many cherries fans around the country that come on here and make valid comments because they watch the team when they can. We've played away to Leicester and forest this season. Notts county last season, that was your chance and you would have had respect from us. They are on your doorstep. But your comments still humour me. Grabban will never be championship quality? Criticism of players you've never seen. I think Cooky will make things difficult for Suarez and sturridge. But if he does turn on a 5p then so be it. We've had this discussion for years, ever since your constant. Posts that Eddie Howe is too young and will never make a manager. Regards[/p][/quote]These two players wont be playing i guess, maybe on te bench just in case, They will bring a good side but the local derby match on tuesday is more important to them. we might sneak a draw if we dont play defensive. because our back four are a bit slow turning. Anyway Good Luck to all Cherries fans, plastic or otherwise.[/p][/quote]To Mr Cherrychris75 . This must be the 50th time at least of saying this of which is clear evidence that you do not read my posts properly. This of course is your perogative. . So the for the 51st time at least. The reason why I cannot see AFCB as much as I would like is because I am sent to other games because of my football assessing commitments. . In answer to your other points, yes I have been to Dean Court on many occasions through the 1970's 80's and 90's. So I may have seen AFCB on more occasions than you may have been to the toilet. I was brought up in the Parkstone area and have AFCB since 1971. . With reference to Grabban, to which I have answered on at lest 20 occasions (again you have not read my posts). I did NOT say that Grabban will never be Championship material at all. My assessment of Grabban was based on the fact that he was not hitting the taget for us very often last season in League One and so I believed that he MAY not be up to Championship standard. He has sinced proved me and others wrong and i am very pleased that he has. He has adapted very well and he is now the first name on the team sheet. (I do hope this is sinking in). . I notice that you have ignored the time when I have proved to be right i.e. in the case of Tubbs and Demouge. This is typical of course. I was also right with the ridiculous appoinments of Bond, Quinn and Bradbury as managers of which plain obvious that those appoinmentrs were not going to work. But typically you have not acknowledged this. . Furthermore, I do know the strengths and weaknesses of many (not all) of our players as I have seen them intermittently at their previous clubs and no, I do not watch the football league show i have no need to do so. In addition, i do NOT criticise players that I know nothing about. . The appoiment of Howe was a gamble the first time around and no doubt done on the cheap at the time. But the appoinment proved many of us wrong including myself and thank 'Christ' he did prove me and others wrong - the rest is history. . Finally, I will say that if anybody else had posted what I have said in my original post to today, of which is valid and balanced, you would not have commented at all. I would say that you saw 'smhinto' as the poster and then decided to bite simply because it was me. . I have been respectful towards you in my reply and have answered your points in full and now hope will will acknowledge that in a civilised manner and accept what I have said. . Enjoy the game tomorrow if you are going. . Regards[/p][/quote]Good post and fair enough. But you need to acknowledge that your posts always come across as negative or pessimistic. I guess you don't realise. That's why people feel the need to criticise you. You never seem to post after a win! StewieJT
  • Score: 1

4:02pm Fri 24 Jan 14

raybren says...

Smhinto , you need to " Calm down , calm down " , as said by the hairy , shell suit Scousers . Sometimes we ' re right , sometimes we ' re wrong , so what ! Accepting the opinions of others is all part of life , you threw your toys out of the pram and said you were not going to post much this season . As you have ignored your own advice , stop complaining .
My prediction for tomorrow is a comfortable win for the Cherries , based on my own research as an assessor for a top scout ! ( I won ' t keep it secret , Liverpool ' s training this week has been head tennis . So all we have to do , is keep it on the ground ! )
Smhinto , you need to " Calm down , calm down " , as said by the hairy , shell suit Scousers . Sometimes we ' re right , sometimes we ' re wrong , so what ! Accepting the opinions of others is all part of life , you threw your toys out of the pram and said you were not going to post much this season . As you have ignored your own advice , stop complaining . My prediction for tomorrow is a comfortable win for the Cherries , based on my own research as an assessor for a top scout ! ( I won ' t keep it secret , Liverpool ' s training this week has been head tennis . So all we have to do , is keep it on the ground ! ) raybren
  • Score: 1

4:15pm Fri 24 Jan 14

dustbindanny says...

Hey SMHINTO, I agree with you Louis Suarez does make goals out of nothing, they are called Penalties !
Hey SMHINTO, I agree with you Louis Suarez does make goals out of nothing, they are called Penalties ! dustbindanny
  • Score: 2

4:39pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Controversial But True says...

Never mind his footage!

What about his teethage??
Never mind his footage! What about his teethage?? Controversial But True
  • Score: 2

4:40pm Fri 24 Jan 14

a real supporter says...

*Breaking news*
Shitho predicts we won't win the World Cup this year as he has seen all the team play and they are just not up to it. Quote "They need a big forward and to pack the midfield". He also stated,Hodgson should go it's absolutely no good England supporters wearing rose tinted specs
( especially in Brazil). Of course he also said this about everybody who has ever played for England since 1966 ( a result he predicted by the way) and all the previous managers especially Sven (bloody foreigners). Unfortunately, he will not be available for further comments until after the event at which time he will delight in saying I told you so !!!
*Breaking news* Shitho predicts we won't win the World Cup this year as he has seen all the team play and they are just not up to it. Quote "They need a big forward and to pack the midfield". He also stated,Hodgson should go it's absolutely no good England supporters wearing rose tinted specs ( especially in Brazil). Of course he also said this about everybody who has ever played for England since 1966 ( a result he predicted by the way) and all the previous managers especially Sven (bloody foreigners). Unfortunately, he will not be available for further comments until after the event at which time he will delight in saying I told you so !!! a real supporter
  • Score: 0

4:43pm Fri 24 Jan 14

easthoweafcb. says...

What a self opinionated post full of pomposity I just wonder now whether this person whoever he is ever goes out in the big wide world and experiences other people's opinions or heaven forbid ever gets accused of being of the wrong opinion? Oh it's shminto Kell surprise thought it might have been oxbog! But then no he usually only crawls from his rock after a defeat!
What a self opinionated post full of pomposity I just wonder now whether this person whoever he is ever goes out in the big wide world and experiences other people's opinions or heaven forbid ever gets accused of being of the wrong opinion? Oh it's shminto Kell surprise thought it might have been oxbog! But then no he usually only crawls from his rock after a defeat! easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 0

9:30pm Fri 24 Jan 14

cherrychris75 says...

smhinto wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
cherrychris75 wrote:
smhinto wrote: I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation. . For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon. . Regard to all
Have you ever been to Bournemouth let alone support the team. I cannot stand the "we" comment you keep making. You don't know how good any player is by reading the echo online and watching the football league show. There are many cherries fans around the country that come on here and make valid comments because they watch the team when they can. We've played away to Leicester and forest this season. Notts county last season, that was your chance and you would have had respect from us. They are on your doorstep. But your comments still humour me. Grabban will never be championship quality? Criticism of players you've never seen. I think Cooky will make things difficult for Suarez and sturridge. But if he does turn on a 5p then so be it. We've had this discussion for years, ever since your constant. Posts that Eddie Howe is too young and will never make a manager. Regards
These two players wont be playing i guess, maybe on te bench just in case, They will bring a good side but the local derby match on tuesday is more important to them. we might sneak a draw if we dont play defensive. because our back four are a bit slow turning. Anyway Good Luck to all Cherries fans, plastic or otherwise.
To Mr Cherrychris75
.
This must be the 50th time at least of saying this of which is clear evidence that you do not read my posts properly. This of course is your perogative.
.
So the for the 51st time at least. The reason why I cannot see AFCB as much as I would like is because I am sent to other games because of my football assessing commitments.
.
In answer to your other points, yes I have been to Dean Court on many occasions through the 1970's 80's and 90's. So I may have seen AFCB on more occasions than you may have been to the toilet. I was brought up in the Parkstone area and have AFCB since 1971.
.
With reference to Grabban, to which I have answered on at lest 20 occasions (again you have not read my posts). I did NOT say that Grabban will never be Championship material at all. My assessment of Grabban was based on the fact that he was not hitting the taget for us very often last season in League One and so I believed that he MAY not be up to Championship standard. He has sinced proved me and others wrong and i am very pleased that he has. He has adapted very well and he is now the first name on the team sheet. (I do hope this is sinking in).
.
I notice that you have ignored the time when I have proved to be right i.e. in the case of Tubbs and Demouge. This is typical of course. I was also right with the ridiculous appoinments of Bond, Quinn and Bradbury as managers of which plain obvious that those appoinmentrs were not going to work. But typically you have not acknowledged this.
.
Furthermore, I do know the strengths and weaknesses of many (not all) of our players as I have seen them intermittently at their previous clubs and no, I do not watch the football league show i have no need to do so. In addition, i do NOT criticise players that I know nothing about.
.
The appoiment of Howe was a gamble the first time around and no doubt done on the cheap at the time. But the appoinment proved many of us wrong including myself and thank 'Christ' he did prove me and others wrong - the rest is history.
.
Finally, I will say that if anybody else had posted what I have said in my original post to today, of which is valid and balanced, you would not have commented at all. I would say that you saw 'smhinto' as the poster and then decided to bite simply because it was me.
.
I have been respectful towards you in my reply and have answered your points in full and now hope will will acknowledge that in a civilised manner and accept what I have said.
.
Enjoy the game tomorrow if you are going.
.
Regards
Yes I am going as I do as a season ticket holder for over 25 years. Just stop the negativity and the attempts at questioning the opinions of us supporters that do go and have done whether bottom of league 2 or a cold Tuesday night in the jpt. That's all that's asked. I do read your posts, you copy and paste on every story so there is no escape.
Enjoy the game Sunday when you see it on tv. Win, lose or draw I hope we put on a show. One question for all. My Dad and son both agree that it has to be Cook in defence. who is the vote to partner him?. Think Eddie will go with ward, I'd like elphick
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I do not believe that we can mark Suarez, he will turn on a 5p coin and make a goal out of nothing. It would be better to isolate him and stop him getting the ball i.e. fill up the midfield and stop them from playing it through us. Perhaps a 4-5-1 formation. . For those of you who have tickets enjoy the game. I will be recording it and watching it on Sunday afternoon. . Regard to all[/p][/quote]Have you ever been to Bournemouth let alone support the team. I cannot stand the "we" comment you keep making. You don't know how good any player is by reading the echo online and watching the football league show. There are many cherries fans around the country that come on here and make valid comments because they watch the team when they can. We've played away to Leicester and forest this season. Notts county last season, that was your chance and you would have had respect from us. They are on your doorstep. But your comments still humour me. Grabban will never be championship quality? Criticism of players you've never seen. I think Cooky will make things difficult for Suarez and sturridge. But if he does turn on a 5p then so be it. We've had this discussion for years, ever since your constant. Posts that Eddie Howe is too young and will never make a manager. Regards[/p][/quote]These two players wont be playing i guess, maybe on te bench just in case, They will bring a good side but the local derby match on tuesday is more important to them. we might sneak a draw if we dont play defensive. because our back four are a bit slow turning. Anyway Good Luck to all Cherries fans, plastic or otherwise.[/p][/quote]To Mr Cherrychris75 . This must be the 50th time at least of saying this of which is clear evidence that you do not read my posts properly. This of course is your perogative. . So the for the 51st time at least. The reason why I cannot see AFCB as much as I would like is because I am sent to other games because of my football assessing commitments. . In answer to your other points, yes I have been to Dean Court on many occasions through the 1970's 80's and 90's. So I may have seen AFCB on more occasions than you may have been to the toilet. I was brought up in the Parkstone area and have AFCB since 1971. . With reference to Grabban, to which I have answered on at lest 20 occasions (again you have not read my posts). I did NOT say that Grabban will never be Championship material at all. My assessment of Grabban was based on the fact that he was not hitting the taget for us very often last season in League One and so I believed that he MAY not be up to Championship standard. He has sinced proved me and others wrong and i am very pleased that he has. He has adapted very well and he is now the first name on the team sheet. (I do hope this is sinking in). . I notice that you have ignored the time when I have proved to be right i.e. in the case of Tubbs and Demouge. This is typical of course. I was also right with the ridiculous appoinments of Bond, Quinn and Bradbury as managers of which plain obvious that those appoinmentrs were not going to work. But typically you have not acknowledged this. . Furthermore, I do know the strengths and weaknesses of many (not all) of our players as I have seen them intermittently at their previous clubs and no, I do not watch the football league show i have no need to do so. In addition, i do NOT criticise players that I know nothing about. . The appoiment of Howe was a gamble the first time around and no doubt done on the cheap at the time. But the appoinment proved many of us wrong including myself and thank 'Christ' he did prove me and others wrong - the rest is history. . Finally, I will say that if anybody else had posted what I have said in my original post to today, of which is valid and balanced, you would not have commented at all. I would say that you saw 'smhinto' as the poster and then decided to bite simply because it was me. . I have been respectful towards you in my reply and have answered your points in full and now hope will will acknowledge that in a civilised manner and accept what I have said. . Enjoy the game tomorrow if you are going. . Regards[/p][/quote]Yes I am going as I do as a season ticket holder for over 25 years. Just stop the negativity and the attempts at questioning the opinions of us supporters that do go and have done whether bottom of league 2 or a cold Tuesday night in the jpt. That's all that's asked. I do read your posts, you copy and paste on every story so there is no escape. Enjoy the game Sunday when you see it on tv. Win, lose or draw I hope we put on a show. One question for all. My Dad and son both agree that it has to be Cook in defence. who is the vote to partner him?. Think Eddie will go with ward, I'd like elphick cherrychris75
  • Score: 0

9:58pm Fri 24 Jan 14

bluewhiteandred says...

It may be Bournemouth turn to have a good cup run saints as div 1 team won the cup in 1976 and then Brighton turn also in 1970s two cup final replays eventually lost to Man utd and then Plymouth semi v Watford 1984 and Pompey as a division in 1992 against Liverpool in semi final Darren Anderton 1-0 with 5 minutes to go ! two replays then lost on penalties good luck cherries
Its a good day for all southern teams tomorrow starting with on the box early cherries and Liverpool come on cherries then I will have my ear on POMPEY on my radio and an eye on Saints so if all goes well a POMPEY and cherries win with Yeovil in the pot !
It may be Bournemouth turn to have a good cup run saints as div 1 team won the cup in 1976 and then Brighton turn also in 1970s two cup final replays eventually lost to Man utd and then Plymouth semi v Watford 1984 and Pompey as a division in 1992 against Liverpool in semi final Darren Anderton 1-0 with 5 minutes to go ! two replays then lost on penalties good luck cherries Its a good day for all southern teams tomorrow starting with on the box early cherries and Liverpool come on cherries then I will have my ear on POMPEY on my radio and an eye on Saints so if all goes well a POMPEY and cherries win with Yeovil in the pot ! bluewhiteandred
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