AFC Bournemouth: Liverpool boss Rodgers tips Howe for the top

Bournemouth Echo: WARM RECEPTION: Eddie Howe welcomes Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers to AFC Bournemouth WARM RECEPTION: Eddie Howe welcomes Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers to AFC Bournemouth

LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers voiced a passionate defence of Cherries’ brand of football and then tipped counterpart Eddie Howe to manage at the top level.

Rodgers was speaking after his Premier League team had overcome a bright start from Cherries to claim a 2-0 win in their FA Cup clash at Dean Court on Saturday.

Prior to the high-profile fourth round clash, Cherries boss Howe had urged his men to stick to their passing principles and to demon-strate how they play the game.

Goals from Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge proved enough to end Cherries’ resistance as Liverpool came through to secure victory in front of a capacity crowd.

But Rodgers then lavished praise on Cherries and dismissed suggestions that their style, and the surroundings, had been ‘too nice’ to lead to a famous giant-killing.

The Liverpool manager said: “When you have a team that want to play football, they are the most courageous players on the field.

“I don’t think it is too nice. It is easy to coach a team to just sit back, to not want the ball, to defend and then just wait for a lump up the pitch.

“The courage the Bournemouth players showed was fantastic. They have got better and better as the season has gone on.

“Bournemouth is a wonderful club and they have a great history and tradition here. Right the way through their history, they have played good football.

“In this country, it is deemed too nice but that is why we cry when we come to World Cups and wonder why the players aren’t technically good enough.

“Coaches like Eddie Howe will take the game forward in this country because they believe in a way of work and have a philosophy. I think they are a terrific team.

“There is no right or wrong way to play football but for many years in this country, the coaches who stuck their neck out and got their teams to play football were discouraged.

“There used to be a coach at Bournemouth, Sean O’Driscoll, a top coach and top manager.

"He may never get the chance to work at Premier League level but he is one of the best coaches about who never had the chance to work with players and improve players.

“It is a terrific club so I don’t think we can knock them for playing good football.”

In the lead-up to the game, Howe had described Rodgers as one of his role models.

Asked by the Daily Echo whether he felt Howe could manage at the top level, Rodgers added: “Absolutely. He is a good guy. He manages players well, he takes the pressure off players to play football and he talks with his players.

“He is someone, for sure, that will go on. He has good experience and he is improving all the time. Bournemouth is a great fit for him. He was a terrific player here, loves the club and you can see how the players play for him.

“He has a long career here in management. There is absolutely no question his ideas can be suited to the very top.”

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7:33am Mon 27 Jan 14

Wilkie says...

Hopefully, we can cultivate a relationship with Brendan Rodgers and Lverpool. With his recognition that Eddie has his men playing the 'right way', he could do worse than loan us one or two of his starlets that are on he verge of the first team squad. Hopefully, he is sincere in these comments, in which case he should rather that we took his brightest propsects on loan above any other club. A striker please, Brendan.
Hopefully, we can cultivate a relationship with Brendan Rodgers and Lverpool. With his recognition that Eddie has his men playing the 'right way', he could do worse than loan us one or two of his starlets that are on he verge of the first team squad. Hopefully, he is sincere in these comments, in which case he should rather that we took his brightest propsects on loan above any other club. A striker please, Brendan. Wilkie

7:40am Mon 27 Jan 14

afcb-mark says...

Wilkie wrote:
Hopefully, we can cultivate a relationship with Brendan Rodgers and Lverpool. With his recognition that Eddie has his men playing the 'right way', he could do worse than loan us one or two of his starlets that are on he verge of the first team squad. Hopefully, he is sincere in these comments, in which case he should rather that we took his brightest propsects on loan above any other club. A striker please, Brendan.
Exactly what I was thinking when I was reading this article.
[quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Hopefully, we can cultivate a relationship with Brendan Rodgers and Lverpool. With his recognition that Eddie has his men playing the 'right way', he could do worse than loan us one or two of his starlets that are on he verge of the first team squad. Hopefully, he is sincere in these comments, in which case he should rather that we took his brightest propsects on loan above any other club. A striker please, Brendan.[/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking when I was reading this article. afcb-mark

8:11am Mon 27 Jan 14

Wilkie says...

I think Eddie also needs to make a call to Malmo before the loan window closes. TK is looking more lost with very game as his confidence and that of his team mates in him deteriorates. I'm sure Malmo would welcome him back to see out their season, then the situation could be re-assessed from there.
I think Eddie also needs to make a call to Malmo before the loan window closes. TK is looking more lost with very game as his confidence and that of his team mates in him deteriorates. I'm sure Malmo would welcome him back to see out their season, then the situation could be re-assessed from there. Wilkie

9:57am Mon 27 Jan 14

abc100 says...

Wilkie wrote:
I think Eddie also needs to make a call to Malmo before the loan window closes. TK is looking more lost with very game as his confidence and that of his team mates in him deteriorates. I'm sure Malmo would welcome him back to see out their season, then the situation could be re-assessed from there.
TK certainly does divide opinion between the fans,
[quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: I think Eddie also needs to make a call to Malmo before the loan window closes. TK is looking more lost with very game as his confidence and that of his team mates in him deteriorates. I'm sure Malmo would welcome him back to see out their season, then the situation could be re-assessed from there.[/p][/quote]TK certainly does divide opinion between the fans, abc100

10:11am Mon 27 Jan 14

webgremlin says...

Wilkie wrote:
I think Eddie also needs to make a call to Malmo before the loan window closes. TK is looking more lost with very game as his confidence and that of his team mates in him deteriorates. I'm sure Malmo would welcome him back to see out their season, then the situation could be re-assessed from there.
The Swedish Allsvenskan is a summer league so it hasn't started yet this year. They're just in pre-season.
[quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: I think Eddie also needs to make a call to Malmo before the loan window closes. TK is looking more lost with very game as his confidence and that of his team mates in him deteriorates. I'm sure Malmo would welcome him back to see out their season, then the situation could be re-assessed from there.[/p][/quote]The Swedish Allsvenskan is a summer league so it hasn't started yet this year. They're just in pre-season. webgremlin

12:36pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Wackerone says...

abc100 wrote:
Wilkie wrote:
I think Eddie also needs to make a call to Malmo before the loan window closes. TK is looking more lost with very game as his confidence and that of his team mates in him deteriorates. I'm sure Malmo would welcome him back to see out their season, then the situation could be re-assessed from there.
TK certainly does divide opinion between the fans,
He certainly does, about 7,000 think he is a complete waste of money, 3 or 4 think he's ok.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: I think Eddie also needs to make a call to Malmo before the loan window closes. TK is looking more lost with very game as his confidence and that of his team mates in him deteriorates. I'm sure Malmo would welcome him back to see out their season, then the situation could be re-assessed from there.[/p][/quote]TK certainly does divide opinion between the fans,[/p][/quote]He certainly does, about 7,000 think he is a complete waste of money, 3 or 4 think he's ok. Wackerone

3:45pm Mon 27 Jan 14

canfordcherry says...

webgremlin wrote:
Wilkie wrote:
I think Eddie also needs to make a call to Malmo before the loan window closes. TK is looking more lost with very game as his confidence and that of his team mates in him deteriorates. I'm sure Malmo would welcome him back to see out their season, then the situation could be re-assessed from there.
The Swedish Allsvenskan is a summer league so it hasn't started yet this year. They're just in pre-season.
So that means TK has played 2 seasons worth of football without a break, as well as internationals, settling into a new country, new food, etc. Could tiredness, mentally and physically, be part of the problem? I believe we should wait and judge him on his start to next season when he is fresh.
[quote][p][bold]webgremlin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: I think Eddie also needs to make a call to Malmo before the loan window closes. TK is looking more lost with very game as his confidence and that of his team mates in him deteriorates. I'm sure Malmo would welcome him back to see out their season, then the situation could be re-assessed from there.[/p][/quote]The Swedish Allsvenskan is a summer league so it hasn't started yet this year. They're just in pre-season.[/p][/quote]So that means TK has played 2 seasons worth of football without a break, as well as internationals, settling into a new country, new food, etc. Could tiredness, mentally and physically, be part of the problem? I believe we should wait and judge him on his start to next season when he is fresh. canfordcherry

10:30pm Mon 27 Jan 14

bigfatsteve says...

Great comments from a top premiership manager. Exciting days here at Dean Court, here's hoping to three points tomorrow. We can now concentrate on working our way up the league.
Great comments from a top premiership manager. Exciting days here at Dean Court, here's hoping to three points tomorrow. We can now concentrate on working our way up the league. bigfatsteve

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