AFC Bournemouth: Howe's delight for improving Rantie

Bournemouth Echo: NO DOUBTS: AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe NO DOUBTS: AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe hopes Tokelo Rantie’s first home goal will be the next piece of the jigsaw in the striker adjusting to the demands of the English game.

Rantie proved to be Cherries’ match-winner when he came off the bench to seal their 2-1 victory over Championship rivals Huddersfield on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old showed his predatory instincts when he applied a fine finish to Eunan O’Kane’s superb assist just three minutes after replacing Andrew Surman.

Rantie has been the subject of much debate among Cherries supporters, with the South Africa international netting just once in his first 19 appearances following his big-money move from Malmo.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “We have never doubted TK because we work with him every day. We see what he can bring to this club for, hopefully, many years.

“He is extremely quick, he is getting better all the time technically and he is a good finisher. We work closely with him on all aspects of his game and he is going to be a real talent for this club.

“For me, it was always going to be about how quickly he adjusted to the English game, how quickly he got to know his team-mates and how he settled off the pitch.

"All these things are still in progress and he is not the end product. People probably won’t see the best of him for a bit of time down the line.

“Scoring his first home goal will be very important and, hopefully, the crowd can now see what he is going to bring because he took it really well.

"It would have been easy for him to have snatched at it because he had only been on the pitch a matter of minutes.

“He scored a stunning first goal for the club to earn us an excellent point at Burnley and his goal against Huddersfield helped us secure an important home win. He has also contributed a great deal to the team in every game he has played.

“It is early days for him in his career in England and he is still only 23. He is a very dedicated footballer and a hard worker.

"We have every confidence in him and know he will continue to improve. Scoring his first goal in front of our supporters will give him a great boost and you could see from his reaction just how much it meant to him.”

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7:30pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

Everything I've been saying for months!! Let's see who would like to disagree with Eddie... UTCIAD
Everything I've been saying for months!! Let's see who would like to disagree with Eddie... UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 12

6:58am Thu 30 Jan 14

Talkingheadera says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Everything I've been saying for months!! Let's see who would like to disagree with Eddie... UTCIAD
Come in oxbig! 😂
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Everything I've been saying for months!! Let's see who would like to disagree with Eddie... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Come in oxbig! 😂 Talkingheadera
  • Score: 1

7:27am Thu 30 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

I'm sure the anti Rantie brigade will soon move their attention to our other new signings
I'm sure the anti Rantie brigade will soon move their attention to our other new signings cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 4

8:47am Thu 30 Jan 14

big_afcb_fan says...

That was a booking worth taking all day long. It was a big moment for the young man and us the fans. Hopefully many more to come "ohhh tokelo rantie, ohh tokelo Rantie"
That was a booking worth taking all day long. It was a big moment for the young man and us the fans. Hopefully many more to come "ohhh tokelo rantie, ohh tokelo Rantie" big_afcb_fan
  • Score: 7

9:08am Thu 30 Jan 14

jontee says...

Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ?
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Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want.
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He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball.
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He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on.
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Can't believe he is rated above Pitman.

Regards
Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards jontee
  • Score: -27

9:22am Thu 30 Jan 14

ben611 says...

jontee wrote:
Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards
couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing!
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards[/p][/quote]couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing! ben611
  • Score: -21

9:42am Thu 30 Jan 14

Noel. says...

ben611 wrote:
jontee wrote:
Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards
couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing!
You two are are a right pair of naysayers.

If you looked at Tokelo's interview after the game on YouTube.com you would hear him say that he thought Eddie Howe was right to use him as an impact sub as it was the best way for him to adapt to the English game and not to change a winning team. TK certainly understands the situation.

I've said before how bringing TK on brings life to the team and taking him off the ream loses something. To be honest I'd chose TK over Pitman on current form. Pitman has lost something since Fletch has retired and he lost his mentor.
[quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards[/p][/quote]couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing![/p][/quote]You two are are a right pair of naysayers. If you looked at Tokelo's interview after the game on YouTube.com you would hear him say that he thought Eddie Howe was right to use him as an impact sub as it was the best way for him to adapt to the English game and not to change a winning team. TK certainly understands the situation. I've said before how bringing TK on brings life to the team and taking him off the ream loses something. To be honest I'd chose TK over Pitman on current form. Pitman has lost something since Fletch has retired and he lost his mentor. Noel.
  • Score: 15

10:21am Thu 30 Jan 14

jontee says...

Noel. wrote:
ben611 wrote:
jontee wrote: Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards
couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing!
You two are are a right pair of naysayers. If you looked at Tokelo's interview after the game on YouTube.com you would hear him say that he thought Eddie Howe was right to use him as an impact sub as it was the best way for him to adapt to the English game and not to change a winning team. TK certainly understands the situation. I've said before how bringing TK on brings life to the team and taking him off the ream loses something. To be honest I'd chose TK over Pitman on current form. Pitman has lost something since Fletch has retired and he lost his mentor.
This is the first time he's had an impact, and coutesy of the post I might add. How long does he need to adapt to the English game ? He had enough starts in the Autumn to do that, before being relegated to the bench. Where was the life he brough to the team then ?
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Let's just see how many he scores during the rest of the season.
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EH has to keep plugging him, because his reputation has otherwise been tarnished by this ill advised purchase. If he's as good as some make out, how come we haven't had any transfer enquiries for him ?
[quote][p][bold]Noel.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards[/p][/quote]couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing![/p][/quote]You two are are a right pair of naysayers. If you looked at Tokelo's interview after the game on YouTube.com you would hear him say that he thought Eddie Howe was right to use him as an impact sub as it was the best way for him to adapt to the English game and not to change a winning team. TK certainly understands the situation. I've said before how bringing TK on brings life to the team and taking him off the ream loses something. To be honest I'd chose TK over Pitman on current form. Pitman has lost something since Fletch has retired and he lost his mentor.[/p][/quote]This is the first time he's had an impact, and coutesy of the post I might add. How long does he need to adapt to the English game ? He had enough starts in the Autumn to do that, before being relegated to the bench. Where was the life he brough to the team then ? . Let's just see how many he scores during the rest of the season. . EH has to keep plugging him, because his reputation has otherwise been tarnished by this ill advised purchase. If he's as good as some make out, how come we haven't had any transfer enquiries for him ? jontee
  • Score: -16

10:37am Thu 30 Jan 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

. . Jontee. . . . . We have not had any transfer enquiries for Okane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOES THAT MEAN HE IS NO GOOD AS WELL THEN ?
. . Jontee. . . . . We have not had any transfer enquiries for Okane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOES THAT MEAN HE IS NO GOOD AS WELL THEN ? RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 15

10:58am Thu 30 Jan 14

jontee says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
. . Jontee. . . . . We have not had any transfer enquiries for Okane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOES THAT MEAN HE IS NO GOOD AS WELL THEN ?
No but I should not be the least bit surprised if we did. O'Kane is excellent and has been watched a great deal by other club's scouts. I doubt very much if any other club has come to watch Rantie. 2 goals in 20 games. Yeah right !
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: . . Jontee. . . . . We have not had any transfer enquiries for Okane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOES THAT MEAN HE IS NO GOOD AS WELL THEN ?[/p][/quote]No but I should not be the least bit surprised if we did. O'Kane is excellent and has been watched a great deal by other club's scouts. I doubt very much if any other club has come to watch Rantie. 2 goals in 20 games. Yeah right ! jontee
  • Score: -11

12:23pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Talkingheadera says...

Are these the same people who criticised o'kane early in the season saying not good enough for this league? Too lightweight?
Fletcher got a lot of criticism when first joined and he had a good career.
I have doubts mysel over rantie but am open minded and know some players take a long time to gel and fit in.
Rantie definitely has qualities and needs through balls which he hasn't had much of.
To be honest maybe he'd suit a long ball side but Eddie seems convinced and who are we to argue.?
Are these the same people who criticised o'kane early in the season saying not good enough for this league? Too lightweight? Fletcher got a lot of criticism when first joined and he had a good career. I have doubts mysel over rantie but am open minded and know some players take a long time to gel and fit in. Rantie definitely has qualities and needs through balls which he hasn't had much of. To be honest maybe he'd suit a long ball side but Eddie seems convinced and who are we to argue.? Talkingheadera
  • Score: 6

12:29pm Thu 30 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
I'm sure the anti Rantie brigade will soon move their attention to our other new signings
I am genuinley pleased for TK and what his goal meant to him and hope he continues to progress..but it is not disloyal to criticise when criticism is due any more than it is to praise a performance when praise is due.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: I'm sure the anti Rantie brigade will soon move their attention to our other new signings[/p][/quote]I am genuinley pleased for TK and what his goal meant to him and hope he continues to progress..but it is not disloyal to criticise when criticism is due any more than it is to praise a performance when praise is due. TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 4

12:31pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Noel. says...

jontee wrote:
Noel. wrote:
ben611 wrote:
jontee wrote: Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards
couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing!
You two are are a right pair of naysayers. If you looked at Tokelo's interview after the game on YouTube.com you would hear him say that he thought Eddie Howe was right to use him as an impact sub as it was the best way for him to adapt to the English game and not to change a winning team. TK certainly understands the situation. I've said before how bringing TK on brings life to the team and taking him off the ream loses something. To be honest I'd chose TK over Pitman on current form. Pitman has lost something since Fletch has retired and he lost his mentor.
This is the first time he's had an impact, and coutesy of the post I might add. How long does he need to adapt to the English game ? He had enough starts in the Autumn to do that, before being relegated to the bench. Where was the life he brough to the team then ?
.
Let's just see how many he scores during the rest of the season.
.
EH has to keep plugging him, because his reputation has otherwise been tarnished by this ill advised purchase. If he's as good as some make out, how come we haven't had any transfer enquiries for him ?
There's none so blind ...................
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Noel.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards[/p][/quote]couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing![/p][/quote]You two are are a right pair of naysayers. If you looked at Tokelo's interview after the game on YouTube.com you would hear him say that he thought Eddie Howe was right to use him as an impact sub as it was the best way for him to adapt to the English game and not to change a winning team. TK certainly understands the situation. I've said before how bringing TK on brings life to the team and taking him off the ream loses something. To be honest I'd chose TK over Pitman on current form. Pitman has lost something since Fletch has retired and he lost his mentor.[/p][/quote]This is the first time he's had an impact, and coutesy of the post I might add. How long does he need to adapt to the English game ? He had enough starts in the Autumn to do that, before being relegated to the bench. Where was the life he brough to the team then ? . Let's just see how many he scores during the rest of the season. . EH has to keep plugging him, because his reputation has otherwise been tarnished by this ill advised purchase. If he's as good as some make out, how come we haven't had any transfer enquiries for him ?[/p][/quote]There's none so blind ................... Noel.
  • Score: 6

12:40pm Thu 30 Jan 14

redster says...

Noel. wrote:
jontee wrote:
Noel. wrote:
ben611 wrote:
jontee wrote: Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards
couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing!
You two are are a right pair of naysayers. If you looked at Tokelo's interview after the game on YouTube.com you would hear him say that he thought Eddie Howe was right to use him as an impact sub as it was the best way for him to adapt to the English game and not to change a winning team. TK certainly understands the situation. I've said before how bringing TK on brings life to the team and taking him off the ream loses something. To be honest I'd chose TK over Pitman on current form. Pitman has lost something since Fletch has retired and he lost his mentor.
This is the first time he's had an impact, and coutesy of the post I might add. How long does he need to adapt to the English game ? He had enough starts in the Autumn to do that, before being relegated to the bench. Where was the life he brough to the team then ?
.
Let's just see how many he scores during the rest of the season.
.
EH has to keep plugging him, because his reputation has otherwise been tarnished by this ill advised purchase. If he's as good as some make out, how come we haven't had any transfer enquiries for him ?
There's none so blind ...................
Re lack of transfer interest for TK that will come when he bangs a few more in.
Think the term impact sub is good for him, to bring him only for the later stages of the game, his pace proves deverstating when the opposition are flagging.
[quote][p][bold]Noel.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Noel.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards[/p][/quote]couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing![/p][/quote]You two are are a right pair of naysayers. If you looked at Tokelo's interview after the game on YouTube.com you would hear him say that he thought Eddie Howe was right to use him as an impact sub as it was the best way for him to adapt to the English game and not to change a winning team. TK certainly understands the situation. I've said before how bringing TK on brings life to the team and taking him off the ream loses something. To be honest I'd chose TK over Pitman on current form. Pitman has lost something since Fletch has retired and he lost his mentor.[/p][/quote]This is the first time he's had an impact, and coutesy of the post I might add. How long does he need to adapt to the English game ? He had enough starts in the Autumn to do that, before being relegated to the bench. Where was the life he brough to the team then ? . Let's just see how many he scores during the rest of the season. . EH has to keep plugging him, because his reputation has otherwise been tarnished by this ill advised purchase. If he's as good as some make out, how come we haven't had any transfer enquiries for him ?[/p][/quote]There's none so blind ...................[/p][/quote]Re lack of transfer interest for TK that will come when he bangs a few more in. Think the term impact sub is good for him, to bring him only for the later stages of the game, his pace proves deverstating when the opposition are flagging. redster
  • Score: 6

12:43pm Thu 30 Jan 14

ben611 says...

redster wrote:
Noel. wrote:
jontee wrote:
Noel. wrote:
ben611 wrote:
jontee wrote: Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards
couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing!
You two are are a right pair of naysayers. If you looked at Tokelo's interview after the game on YouTube.com you would hear him say that he thought Eddie Howe was right to use him as an impact sub as it was the best way for him to adapt to the English game and not to change a winning team. TK certainly understands the situation. I've said before how bringing TK on brings life to the team and taking him off the ream loses something. To be honest I'd chose TK over Pitman on current form. Pitman has lost something since Fletch has retired and he lost his mentor.
This is the first time he's had an impact, and coutesy of the post I might add. How long does he need to adapt to the English game ? He had enough starts in the Autumn to do that, before being relegated to the bench. Where was the life he brough to the team then ? . Let's just see how many he scores during the rest of the season. . EH has to keep plugging him, because his reputation has otherwise been tarnished by this ill advised purchase. If he's as good as some make out, how come we haven't had any transfer enquiries for him ?
There's none so blind ...................
Re lack of transfer interest for TK that will come when he bangs a few more in. Think the term impact sub is good for him, to bring him only for the later stages of the game, his pace proves deverstating when the opposition are flagging.
2.5 mill to sit on the bench what a waste of money! im not surprised he doesnt mind sitting on the bench...wouldnt you like to go to work and not do anything and get paid good money?
[quote][p][bold]redster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Noel.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Noel.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Has anyone ever heard the saying: One swallow doesn't make a summer ? . Unfortunately this means he will be back starting. Just what we didn't want. . He will have to do a lot more than this to convince me he is any good. He never looks like scoring, doesn't get into the right positions to score, can't read the game, and our other players don't want to give him the ball. . He remains a waste of money. Get real and move on. . Can't believe he is rated above Pitman. Regards[/p][/quote]couldnt agree more with you jontee....pitman was a bargain compared to 2.5 million think of the players we could have got for that cash!! rantie is too lightweight very naive love to see the guy do well but he is not good enough! says it all starting on the bench every game when he is our biggest signing![/p][/quote]You two are are a right pair of naysayers. If you looked at Tokelo's interview after the game on YouTube.com you would hear him say that he thought Eddie Howe was right to use him as an impact sub as it was the best way for him to adapt to the English game and not to change a winning team. TK certainly understands the situation. I've said before how bringing TK on brings life to the team and taking him off the ream loses something. To be honest I'd chose TK over Pitman on current form. Pitman has lost something since Fletch has retired and he lost his mentor.[/p][/quote]This is the first time he's had an impact, and coutesy of the post I might add. How long does he need to adapt to the English game ? He had enough starts in the Autumn to do that, before being relegated to the bench. Where was the life he brough to the team then ? . Let's just see how many he scores during the rest of the season. . EH has to keep plugging him, because his reputation has otherwise been tarnished by this ill advised purchase. If he's as good as some make out, how come we haven't had any transfer enquiries for him ?[/p][/quote]There's none so blind ...................[/p][/quote]Re lack of transfer interest for TK that will come when he bangs a few more in. Think the term impact sub is good for him, to bring him only for the later stages of the game, his pace proves deverstating when the opposition are flagging.[/p][/quote]2.5 mill to sit on the bench what a waste of money! im not surprised he doesnt mind sitting on the bench...wouldnt you like to go to work and not do anything and get paid good money? ben611
  • Score: -9

1:35pm Thu 30 Jan 14

jontee says...

Spot on Ben611.
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Amazing that 1 goal in off a post and he's suddenly got a fan club.
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As I see it, Eddie can't actually drop TK as he will lose his own credibility. No one is going to put their hand up and admit they wasted £2m of the chairman's money. So if he starts, who does Eddie leave out ? If TK plays that means 2 up front. Obviously Eddie doesn't want to start with 4-2-4 because our defence is too fragile, and TK as a lone striker is just not an option.
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So the bench is as good as it gets. How can that justify £2M ? Malmo must be laughing up their sleeves.
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I still think Eddie is a fantastic manager, but even great managers make mistakes, even HR. Remember George Lawrence ?
Spot on Ben611. . Amazing that 1 goal in off a post and he's suddenly got a fan club. . As I see it, Eddie can't actually drop TK as he will lose his own credibility. No one is going to put their hand up and admit they wasted £2m of the chairman's money. So if he starts, who does Eddie leave out ? If TK plays that means 2 up front. Obviously Eddie doesn't want to start with 4-2-4 because our defence is too fragile, and TK as a lone striker is just not an option. . So the bench is as good as it gets. How can that justify £2M ? Malmo must be laughing up their sleeves. . I still think Eddie is a fantastic manager, but even great managers make mistakes, even HR. Remember George Lawrence ? jontee
  • Score: -9

1:46pm Thu 30 Jan 14

cherrygood says...

The big problem here is that after we spent 2.5 million on him everyone expected him to be an immediate hit scoring goals a plenty. It doesn't work like that in reality especially for a striker and Eddie knows that. Give him time to get used to a new style of play, his team mates, a new culture and settling into the area and with increasing confidence he'll start flying.
The big problem here is that after we spent 2.5 million on him everyone expected him to be an immediate hit scoring goals a plenty. It doesn't work like that in reality especially for a striker and Eddie knows that. Give him time to get used to a new style of play, his team mates, a new culture and settling into the area and with increasing confidence he'll start flying. cherrygood
  • Score: 7

4:22pm Thu 30 Jan 14

dekayedcherry says...

All the negative views seem to be based on the media reported transfer value of Rantie of £ 2.5million or was that €2.5 euros ?. As the figure was undisclosed it was probably less with add ons making it up to around these figures if true. As an impact player on the subs bench, it gives EH an option to change his formation from 451 to 442 along with Pitman who again would be used in a different way.
The demands of Championship football are a lot more physical and faster than what Rantie would have been used to in Sweden or South Africa and it is only natural that he will take time to adjust( as Eddie stated when TK first came to the club). Tokelo is not a "goal poacher in the Adam Le Fondre or Ted McDougall style" but he does have terrific pace and technical ability and will cause panic to big central defenders if he runs at them or turns and spins off them onto balls played down the channels or in behind them.
Also I'm not sure he is another "Defoe" ? ie: a little striker playing off a big guy nodding the ball onto him, I think in todays Championship most central defenders would be too wise to that ploy. EH has moved our playing style on from Div.1 tactics and now en- compasses a more total football approach.
Given time I think Rantie will do just fine, just be patient as the old saying goes "Rome wasn't built in a day" !!!.
PS. A rather good "Supa Sub" who played for Man Utd. is now Manager of Cardiff City and he was quite effective coming off the bench I seem to recall. UTC.
All the negative views seem to be based on the media reported transfer value of Rantie of £ 2.5million or was that €2.5 euros ?. As the figure was undisclosed it was probably less with add ons making it up to around these figures if true. As an impact player on the subs bench, it gives EH an option to change his formation from 451 to 442 along with Pitman who again would be used in a different way. The demands of Championship football are a lot more physical and faster than what Rantie would have been used to in Sweden or South Africa and it is only natural that he will take time to adjust( as Eddie stated when TK first came to the club). Tokelo is not a "goal poacher in the Adam Le Fondre or Ted McDougall style" but he does have terrific pace and technical ability and will cause panic to big central defenders if he runs at them or turns and spins off them onto balls played down the channels or in behind them. Also I'm not sure he is another "Defoe" ? ie: a little striker playing off a big guy nodding the ball onto him, I think in todays Championship most central defenders would be too wise to that ploy. EH has moved our playing style on from Div.1 tactics and now en- compasses a more total football approach. Given time I think Rantie will do just fine, just be patient as the old saying goes "Rome wasn't built in a day" !!!. PS. A rather good "Supa Sub" who played for Man Utd. is now Manager of Cardiff City and he was quite effective coming off the bench I seem to recall. UTC. dekayedcherry
  • Score: 8

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