AFC Bournemouth: Howe completes Kermorgant deal

Bournemouth Echo: DEAN COURT MOVE: Yann Kermorgant DEAN COURT MOVE: Yann Kermorgant

CHERRIES have completed the deadline day signing of Charlton Athletic striker Yann Kermorgant.

The Frenchman has penned a two-and-a-half year contract at Dean Court and could be available for tomorrow’s Championship clash at home to league leaders Leicester City – one of his former clubs. Cherries are awaiting confirmation from the Football League over Kermorgant's availability.

News of Cherries’ interest in the 32-year-old frontman was revealed exclusively by the Echo and the player held talks with the Dorset club on Wednesday after Cherries’ bid, in the region of £400,000, was accepted by the Londoners.

Kermorgant returned to London on Wednesday evening to mull over a move to the south coast, with Addicks boss Chris Powell keen to keep his star man, who was out of contract at the Valley in the summer.

Kermorgant, who joined Charlton on a free transfer from Leicester in 2011, netted for the Addicks in their opening day defeat by Cherries in August and also scored the only goal when the teams met in League One in March 2012.

Meanwhile, Cherries have also confirmed that young Guiseley midfielder Ben Whitfield has signed for the club’s development squad.

The teenager was shown around Dean Court and introduced to the playing squad this morning.

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1:34pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Bpl333 says...

Get in!!!
Get in!!! Bpl333
  • Score: 6

1:37pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

Welcome Yann!! Great signing judging by the Charlton fans reaction to losing him. We don't know if he's eligible to play tomorrow though!!
Welcome Yann!! Great signing judging by the Charlton fans reaction to losing him. We don't know if he's eligible to play tomorrow though!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 7

1:37pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Cmdr Kryll says...

Best transfer window ever for AFCB?
Best transfer window ever for AFCB? Cmdr Kryll
  • Score: 6

1:38pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Cmdr Kryll says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Welcome Yann!! Great signing judging by the Charlton fans reaction to losing him. We don't know if he's eligible to play tomorrow though!!
Confirmed on twitter that he met the noon dealine, is eligible for tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Welcome Yann!! Great signing judging by the Charlton fans reaction to losing him. We don't know if he's eligible to play tomorrow though!![/p][/quote]Confirmed on twitter that he met the noon dealine, is eligible for tomorrow. Cmdr Kryll
  • Score: 10

1:39pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Welcome Yann!! Great signing judging by the Charlton fans reaction to losing him. We don't know if he's eligible to play tomorrow though!!
Answered my own question, he CAN play!!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Welcome Yann!! Great signing judging by the Charlton fans reaction to losing him. We don't know if he's eligible to play tomorrow though!![/p][/quote]Answered my own question, he CAN play!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 5

1:40pm Fri 31 Jan 14

cherrygood says...

Cmdr Kryll wrote:
Best transfer window ever for AFCB?
On the face of it a lot of good deals done.
[quote][p][bold]Cmdr Kryll[/bold] wrote: Best transfer window ever for AFCB?[/p][/quote]On the face of it a lot of good deals done. cherrygood
  • Score: 6

1:43pm Fri 31 Jan 14

wendycherry says...

Great news - hopefully, just what we need. My friend who's a Charlton fan said just a couple of days ago that we'd never get him, so is gutted now! Welcome to Yann, sure you'll enjoy life in lovely Bournemouth!
Great news - hopefully, just what we need. My friend who's a Charlton fan said just a couple of days ago that we'd never get him, so is gutted now! Welcome to Yann, sure you'll enjoy life in lovely Bournemouth! wendycherry
  • Score: 9

1:46pm Fri 31 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

Being the only East London Bournemouth supporter I've seen a few Charlton games over the years. Yann Kermorgant also give us tactical options of flooding the midfield with one up front, against dare I say it better opposition. He is capable of winning crosses, holding the ball up and importantly playing through balls.

Rantie needs to play along side a striker like Kermorgant. How many times do we see crosses going over Ranties head??? :-)

Excellent signing. A professional whom consistently performs at Championship level. We have all the firepower to score goals, I think we've lacked that one player creative enough to create the chances though.

We are staying up!

(But still not hopeful for three points tomorrow!!!! :-D)
Being the only East London Bournemouth supporter I've seen a few Charlton games over the years. Yann Kermorgant also give us tactical options of flooding the midfield with one up front, against dare I say it better opposition. He is capable of winning crosses, holding the ball up and importantly playing through balls. Rantie needs to play along side a striker like Kermorgant. How many times do we see crosses going over Ranties head??? :-) Excellent signing. A professional whom consistently performs at Championship level. We have all the firepower to score goals, I think we've lacked that one player creative enough to create the chances though. We are staying up! (But still not hopeful for three points tomorrow!!!! :-D) YafcbY
  • Score: 4

1:51pm Fri 31 Jan 14

JHC2 says...

Bienvenue a Bournemouth Yann - et bonne chance Monsieur
Bienvenue a Bournemouth Yann - et bonne chance Monsieur JHC2
  • Score: 2

1:54pm Fri 31 Jan 14

RED on tour says...

Had my doubts when considering his age, however, Dean Court was graced with another "senior citizen" last Saturday when Steven played for Liverpool, and I certainly don't consider him too old (Q a few troll comments).
Welcome Yann. Dare I say welcome to a bigger club and who would have believed that possible when Just a short time ago we went to Charlton and lost the first game of the season. Wonder how our exiles who went the other way feel now.
The future is bright, CHERRY BRIGHT.
Had my doubts when considering his age, however, Dean Court was graced with another "senior citizen" last Saturday when Steven played for Liverpool, and I certainly don't consider him too old (Q a few troll comments). Welcome Yann. Dare I say welcome to a bigger club and who would have believed that possible when Just a short time ago we went to Charlton and lost the first game of the season. Wonder how our exiles who went the other way feel now. The future is bright, CHERRY BRIGHT. RED on tour
  • Score: 7

1:57pm Fri 31 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

RED on tour wrote:
Had my doubts when considering his age, however, Dean Court was graced with another "senior citizen" last Saturday when Steven played for Liverpool, and I certainly don't consider him too old (Q a few troll comments).
Welcome Yann. Dare I say welcome to a bigger club and who would have believed that possible when Just a short time ago we went to Charlton and lost the first game of the season. Wonder how our exiles who went the other way feel now.
The future is bright, CHERRY BRIGHT.
Cherry bright?
Surely the future is Cherry Ripe?
[quote][p][bold]RED on tour[/bold] wrote: Had my doubts when considering his age, however, Dean Court was graced with another "senior citizen" last Saturday when Steven played for Liverpool, and I certainly don't consider him too old (Q a few troll comments). Welcome Yann. Dare I say welcome to a bigger club and who would have believed that possible when Just a short time ago we went to Charlton and lost the first game of the season. Wonder how our exiles who went the other way feel now. The future is bright, CHERRY BRIGHT.[/p][/quote]Cherry bright? Surely the future is Cherry Ripe? YafcbY
  • Score: 3

2:13pm Fri 31 Jan 14

susi.m says...

Good news. All part of lovely Eddies big plan
Good news. All part of lovely Eddies big plan susi.m
  • Score: 4

2:13pm Fri 31 Jan 14

RED on tour says...

YafcbY wrote:
RED on tour wrote:
Had my doubts when considering his age, however, Dean Court was graced with another "senior citizen" last Saturday when Steven played for Liverpool, and I certainly don't consider him too old (Q a few troll comments).
Welcome Yann. Dare I say welcome to a bigger club and who would have believed that possible when Just a short time ago we went to Charlton and lost the first game of the season. Wonder how our exiles who went the other way feel now.
The future is bright, CHERRY BRIGHT.
Cherry bright?
Surely the future is Cherry Ripe?
no, we are maturing from the blossom of a new dawn into the fully grown fruit. While it may only be a dream how about a PREMIUM fruit.

To dream is to............
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED on tour[/bold] wrote: Had my doubts when considering his age, however, Dean Court was graced with another "senior citizen" last Saturday when Steven played for Liverpool, and I certainly don't consider him too old (Q a few troll comments). Welcome Yann. Dare I say welcome to a bigger club and who would have believed that possible when Just a short time ago we went to Charlton and lost the first game of the season. Wonder how our exiles who went the other way feel now. The future is bright, CHERRY BRIGHT.[/p][/quote]Cherry bright? Surely the future is Cherry Ripe?[/p][/quote]no, we are maturing from the blossom of a new dawn into the fully grown fruit. While it may only be a dream how about a PREMIUM fruit. To dream is to............ RED on tour
  • Score: 0

2:21pm Fri 31 Jan 14

kentcherry says...

The good news stories continue to flow out of Eddie's office and onto our computer screens !!
The good news stories continue to flow out of Eddie's office and onto our computer screens !! kentcherry
  • Score: 5

2:26pm Fri 31 Jan 14

smhinto says...

I am very pleased that Eddie has at last addressed the striking probem. I am also very pleased we have signed him.
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But I have to say that I believe we have over paid for him in view of his age. We may have got him for free at the end of the season but then we may have faced competition as he would have been a free agent.
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He is a good solid front player, but he is NOT worth the alledged fee of over 400k.
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As a foot note, in view of the rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury, plus the facts that we are playing Leicester (League leaders) and this will our third game in a week - Does anybody share my view that a postponement (rained off)would be advantageous?
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We do not want to be facing Leicester City with three key players missing. Or do we ???
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Regards
I am very pleased that Eddie has at last addressed the striking probem. I am also very pleased we have signed him. . But I have to say that I believe we have over paid for him in view of his age. We may have got him for free at the end of the season but then we may have faced competition as he would have been a free agent. . He is a good solid front player, but he is NOT worth the alledged fee of over 400k. . As a foot note, in view of the rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury, plus the facts that we are playing Leicester (League leaders) and this will our third game in a week - Does anybody share my view that a postponement (rained off)would be advantageous? . We do not want to be facing Leicester City with three key players missing. Or do we ??? . Regards smhinto
  • Score: -32

2:28pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Richard 1976 says...

Welcome to paradise !
Welcome to paradise ! Richard 1976
  • Score: 2

2:35pm Fri 31 Jan 14

NM Exile says...

Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now!

All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it!

Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride!
Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride! NM Exile
  • Score: 21

2:37pm Fri 31 Jan 14

mark.s says...

smhinto wrote:
I am very pleased that Eddie has at last addressed the striking probem. I am also very pleased we have signed him.
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But I have to say that I believe we have over paid for him in view of his age. We may have got him for free at the end of the season but then we may have faced competition as he would have been a free agent.
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He is a good solid front player, but he is NOT worth the alledged fee of over 400k.
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As a foot note, in view of the rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury, plus the facts that we are playing Leicester (League leaders) and this will our third game in a week - Does anybody share my view that a postponement (rained off)would be advantageous?
.
We do not want to be facing Leicester City with three key players missing. Or do we ???
.
Regards
So.. you wanted us to address the striking problem at last.. but not address it until the summer when he was free?

Who's to say he wouldn't have accepted Charlton's contract offer that he had on the table TODAY that would have kept him there for another 2 years, making him unavailable in the summer
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I am very pleased that Eddie has at last addressed the striking probem. I am also very pleased we have signed him. . But I have to say that I believe we have over paid for him in view of his age. We may have got him for free at the end of the season but then we may have faced competition as he would have been a free agent. . He is a good solid front player, but he is NOT worth the alledged fee of over 400k. . As a foot note, in view of the rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury, plus the facts that we are playing Leicester (League leaders) and this will our third game in a week - Does anybody share my view that a postponement (rained off)would be advantageous? . We do not want to be facing Leicester City with three key players missing. Or do we ??? . Regards[/p][/quote]So.. you wanted us to address the striking problem at last.. but not address it until the summer when he was free? Who's to say he wouldn't have accepted Charlton's contract offer that he had on the table TODAY that would have kept him there for another 2 years, making him unavailable in the summer mark.s
  • Score: 15

2:51pm Fri 31 Jan 14

smhinto says...

NM Exile wrote:
Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride!
At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!.
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I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price).
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Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this.
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Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week.
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Regards to you.
[quote][p][bold]NM Exile[/bold] wrote: Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!. . I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price). . Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this. . Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week. . Regards to you. smhinto
  • Score: -19

3:03pm Fri 31 Jan 14

raybren says...

Lots of positive and happy comments ........ and then along comes SMHINTO ! At last Eddie has addressed the striking problem . This is the first opportunity he has had , as he had to offload first . Too big a fee for a 32 year old . No it ' s not , this is one very good player . Hope the game is postponed . We proved on Tuesday night ( were you there ? ) we play even better in mud and water , even without some stars . I notice you are off to Doncaster , Middlesborough and Gainsborough , they are welcome to you !
Lots of positive and happy comments ........ and then along comes SMHINTO ! At last Eddie has addressed the striking problem . This is the first opportunity he has had , as he had to offload first . Too big a fee for a 32 year old . No it ' s not , this is one very good player . Hope the game is postponed . We proved on Tuesday night ( were you there ? ) we play even better in mud and water , even without some stars . I notice you are off to Doncaster , Middlesborough and Gainsborough , they are welcome to you ! raybren
  • Score: 3

3:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

NM Exile says...

smhinto wrote:
NM Exile wrote:
Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride!
At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!.
.
I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price).
.
Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this.
.
Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week.
.
Regards to you.
At 1990 prices, I’d agree £400-500K to be too high! However dear Smhinto, you may have noticed that today it is a highly-inflated industry. If anything, the price paid could be seen as a bargain.

I’ll acknowledge that you stated your pleasure in the signing... but then that should be taken as given, seeing you have been telling us all the obvious for so long. But then again, I also chose to ignore ‘rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury’... which by my reckoning (from the double negative ‘not’ and ‘unavailable’) ends up reading that they are all available. I realised the point you were trying to make though!

Enjoy the Donny game... let’s hope there is no postponement.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NM Exile[/bold] wrote: Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!. . I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price). . Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this. . Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week. . Regards to you.[/p][/quote]At 1990 prices, I’d agree £400-500K to be too high! However dear Smhinto, you may have noticed that today it is a highly-inflated industry. If anything, the price paid could be seen as a bargain. I’ll acknowledge that you stated your pleasure in the signing... but then that should be taken as given, seeing you have been telling us all the obvious for so long. But then again, I also chose to ignore ‘rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury’... which by my reckoning (from the double negative ‘not’ and ‘unavailable’) ends up reading that they are all available. I realised the point you were trying to make though! Enjoy the Donny game... let’s hope there is no postponement. NM Exile
  • Score: 5

3:18pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

400k for a striker of Yann's proven ability, with 6 months left on his contract, PLUS the option of another year. Not too much in my book, besides, there's word that it was less than that. Whatever the figure, he sounds perfect. I hasten to add, I too had my reservations, but on further investigations,reali
sed what a fine signing he is!! UTCIAD
400k for a striker of Yann's proven ability, with 6 months left on his contract, PLUS the option of another year. Not too much in my book, besides, there's word that it was less than that. Whatever the figure, he sounds perfect. I hasten to add, I too had my reservations, but on further investigations,reali sed what a fine signing he is!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 5

3:30pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Agingdad says...

YafcbY wrote:
Being the only East London Bournemouth supporter I've seen a few Charlton games over the years. Yann Kermorgant also give us tactical options of flooding the midfield with one up front, against dare I say it better opposition. He is capable of winning crosses, holding the ball up and importantly playing through balls. Rantie needs to play along side a striker like Kermorgant. How many times do we see crosses going over Ranties head??? :-) Excellent signing. A professional whom consistently performs at Championship level. We have all the firepower to score goals, I think we've lacked that one player creative enough to create the chances though. We are staying up! (But still not hopeful for three points tomorrow!!!! :-D)
Not the only East London Bournemouth fan. I agree this lad will make a real nuisance of himself and he very much fits the Howe mould for that type of role!
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Being the only East London Bournemouth supporter I've seen a few Charlton games over the years. Yann Kermorgant also give us tactical options of flooding the midfield with one up front, against dare I say it better opposition. He is capable of winning crosses, holding the ball up and importantly playing through balls. Rantie needs to play along side a striker like Kermorgant. How many times do we see crosses going over Ranties head??? :-) Excellent signing. A professional whom consistently performs at Championship level. We have all the firepower to score goals, I think we've lacked that one player creative enough to create the chances though. We are staying up! (But still not hopeful for three points tomorrow!!!! :-D)[/p][/quote]Not the only East London Bournemouth fan. I agree this lad will make a real nuisance of himself and he very much fits the Howe mould for that type of role! Agingdad
  • Score: 6

3:41pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

This must be good news, just as important though is the signing of another talented youngster, three in a week, Eddie really is building a squad for the future.
This must be good news, just as important though is the signing of another talented youngster, three in a week, Eddie really is building a squad for the future. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 3

4:10pm Fri 31 Jan 14

a real supporter says...

Great news and exactly what we need to ensure another season in the Championship. As for the three youngsters, Edddie you are a genius. UTCIAD
Great news and exactly what we need to ensure another season in the Championship. As for the three youngsters, Edddie you are a genius. UTCIAD a real supporter
  • Score: 3

4:36pm Fri 31 Jan 14

afcb-mark says...

smhinto wrote:
NM Exile wrote:
Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride!
At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!.
.
I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price).
.
Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this.
.
Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week.
.
Regards to you.
Time for smhinto to be knighted for his services to football hahahahahahahahahaha
hahaha
Regards
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NM Exile[/bold] wrote: Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!. . I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price). . Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this. . Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week. . Regards to you.[/p][/quote]Time for smhinto to be knighted for his services to football hahahahahahahahahaha hahaha Regards afcb-mark
  • Score: 1

6:02pm Fri 31 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Ffs we bolster the squad in areas we have been saying needs strengthening yet people still find fault
Ffs we bolster the squad in areas we have been saying needs strengthening yet people still find fault alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

6:52pm Fri 31 Jan 14

smhinto says...

NM Exile wrote:
smhinto wrote:
NM Exile wrote:
Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride!
At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!.
.
I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price).
.
Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this.
.
Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week.
.
Regards to you.
At 1990 prices, I’d agree £400-500K to be too high! However dear Smhinto, you may have noticed that today it is a highly-inflated industry. If anything, the price paid could be seen as a bargain.

I’ll acknowledge that you stated your pleasure in the signing... but then that should be taken as given, seeing you have been telling us all the obvious for so long. But then again, I also chose to ignore ‘rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury’... which by my reckoning (from the double negative ‘not’ and ‘unavailable’) ends up reading that they are all available. I realised the point you were trying to make though!

Enjoy the Donny game... let’s hope there is no postponement.
I thank you for your sensible reply. Unlike one or two others on this thread who have failed to recognise the pertinent point that I was trying to make, hence the minus 28 for what is valid observation.
.,
Thank you again.
.
REGARDS
[quote][p][bold]NM Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NM Exile[/bold] wrote: Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!. . I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price). . Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this. . Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week. . Regards to you.[/p][/quote]At 1990 prices, I’d agree £400-500K to be too high! However dear Smhinto, you may have noticed that today it is a highly-inflated industry. If anything, the price paid could be seen as a bargain. I’ll acknowledge that you stated your pleasure in the signing... but then that should be taken as given, seeing you have been telling us all the obvious for so long. But then again, I also chose to ignore ‘rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury’... which by my reckoning (from the double negative ‘not’ and ‘unavailable’) ends up reading that they are all available. I realised the point you were trying to make though! Enjoy the Donny game... let’s hope there is no postponement.[/p][/quote]I thank you for your sensible reply. Unlike one or two others on this thread who have failed to recognise the pertinent point that I was trying to make, hence the minus 28 for what is valid observation. ., Thank you again. . REGARDS smhinto
  • Score: -8

7:18pm Fri 31 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

smhinto wrote:
NM Exile wrote:
smhinto wrote:
NM Exile wrote:
Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride!
At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!.
.
I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price).
.
Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this.
.
Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week.
.
Regards to you.
At 1990 prices, I’d agree £400-500K to be too high! However dear Smhinto, you may have noticed that today it is a highly-inflated industry. If anything, the price paid could be seen as a bargain.

I’ll acknowledge that you stated your pleasure in the signing... but then that should be taken as given, seeing you have been telling us all the obvious for so long. But then again, I also chose to ignore ‘rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury’... which by my reckoning (from the double negative ‘not’ and ‘unavailable’) ends up reading that they are all available. I realised the point you were trying to make though!

Enjoy the Donny game... let’s hope there is no postponement.
I thank you for your sensible reply. Unlike one or two others on this thread who have failed to recognise the pertinent point that I was trying to make, hence the minus 28 for what is valid observation.
.,
Thank you again.
.
REGARDS
The problem is smhinto you always seem to be able to find some form of criticism from a positive ,if he starts banging the goals in he will deemed as a bargain ,I'm sure your one of the people who writes reviews on trip advisor ,and could stay in the worlds best hotel and still find fault !
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NM Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NM Exile[/bold] wrote: Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!. . I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price). . Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this. . Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week. . Regards to you.[/p][/quote]At 1990 prices, I’d agree £400-500K to be too high! However dear Smhinto, you may have noticed that today it is a highly-inflated industry. If anything, the price paid could be seen as a bargain. I’ll acknowledge that you stated your pleasure in the signing... but then that should be taken as given, seeing you have been telling us all the obvious for so long. But then again, I also chose to ignore ‘rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury’... which by my reckoning (from the double negative ‘not’ and ‘unavailable’) ends up reading that they are all available. I realised the point you were trying to make though! Enjoy the Donny game... let’s hope there is no postponement.[/p][/quote]I thank you for your sensible reply. Unlike one or two others on this thread who have failed to recognise the pertinent point that I was trying to make, hence the minus 28 for what is valid observation. ., Thank you again. . REGARDS[/p][/quote]The problem is smhinto you always seem to be able to find some form of criticism from a positive ,if he starts banging the goals in he will deemed as a bargain ,I'm sure your one of the people who writes reviews on trip advisor ,and could stay in the worlds best hotel and still find fault ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

7:50pm Fri 31 Jan 14

smhinto says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
smhinto wrote:
NM Exile wrote:
smhinto wrote:
NM Exile wrote:
Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride!
At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!.
.
I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price).
.
Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this.
.
Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week.
.
Regards to you.
At 1990 prices, I’d agree £400-500K to be too high! However dear Smhinto, you may have noticed that today it is a highly-inflated industry. If anything, the price paid could be seen as a bargain.

I’ll acknowledge that you stated your pleasure in the signing... but then that should be taken as given, seeing you have been telling us all the obvious for so long. But then again, I also chose to ignore ‘rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury’... which by my reckoning (from the double negative ‘not’ and ‘unavailable’) ends up reading that they are all available. I realised the point you were trying to make though!

Enjoy the Donny game... let’s hope there is no postponement.
I thank you for your sensible reply. Unlike one or two others on this thread who have failed to recognise the pertinent point that I was trying to make, hence the minus 28 for what is valid observation.
.,
Thank you again.
.
REGARDS
The problem is smhinto you always seem to be able to find some form of criticism from a positive ,if he starts banging the goals in he will deemed as a bargain ,I'm sure your one of the people who writes reviews on trip advisor ,and could stay in the worlds best hotel and still find fault !
There I no fault or criticism. All I have stated is that I believe that we have paid too much for him, that is all. This is NOT criticism, it is just an opinion that one or two others do agree on. There is no fault in signing a quality striker of which he is.
.
I also believe that Rantie is a quality player and will come good for us eventually, but the same applies i.e. we have over paid for him also. Not to mention Tubbs of whom was way over valued.
.
Suggest you carefully re-read my original post and I am sure, if you are sensible, you will see that there is no fault or criticism reflected.
.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NM Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NM Exile[/bold] wrote: Seriously Smhinto... are you really suggesting £400-500K is too high for a proven Championship striker? 6 months left on his contract or not, you’ve been bleating on about getting a target man for god knows how long. We finally get someone and... well, think I’ve heard it all now! All that before seeing your comment about suggesting a postponement would be advantageous. Let’s face it, all teams suffer injuries, suspensions etc., and you just get on with it! Stick to your Blue Square South scouting, and let the rest of us enjoy the ride![/p][/quote]At 32 years of age, yes I am saying 400-500k is too much!!. . I notice that you have ignored the fact (typical i suppose) that I have stated that I am very pleased to have signed him. (but maybe not at that price). . Yes you are right in that all teams suffer injuries etc, but it would be preferable if they did not occur when one is playing the League Leaders who score goals for fun. Both O'Kane and Danials are pivotal and to have them both missing will impinge on us badly. I am sure you have the sense and vision to see this. . Just for the record I am going to Doncaster v Middesborough tomorrow and up to Midlesborough the following Saturday. In between that I have to watch Gainsborough Trinity during the week. . Regards to you.[/p][/quote]At 1990 prices, I’d agree £400-500K to be too high! However dear Smhinto, you may have noticed that today it is a highly-inflated industry. If anything, the price paid could be seen as a bargain. I’ll acknowledge that you stated your pleasure in the signing... but then that should be taken as given, seeing you have been telling us all the obvious for so long. But then again, I also chose to ignore ‘rumoured possibility of us not having O'Kane, Rantie and Daniels all unavailable through injury’... which by my reckoning (from the double negative ‘not’ and ‘unavailable’) ends up reading that they are all available. I realised the point you were trying to make though! Enjoy the Donny game... let’s hope there is no postponement.[/p][/quote]I thank you for your sensible reply. Unlike one or two others on this thread who have failed to recognise the pertinent point that I was trying to make, hence the minus 28 for what is valid observation. ., Thank you again. . REGARDS[/p][/quote]The problem is smhinto you always seem to be able to find some form of criticism from a positive ,if he starts banging the goals in he will deemed as a bargain ,I'm sure your one of the people who writes reviews on trip advisor ,and could stay in the worlds best hotel and still find fault ![/p][/quote]There I no fault or criticism. All I have stated is that I believe that we have paid too much for him, that is all. This is NOT criticism, it is just an opinion that one or two others do agree on. There is no fault in signing a quality striker of which he is. . I also believe that Rantie is a quality player and will come good for us eventually, but the same applies i.e. we have over paid for him also. Not to mention Tubbs of whom was way over valued. . Suggest you carefully re-read my original post and I am sure, if you are sensible, you will see that there is no fault or criticism reflected. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: -10

8:19pm Fri 31 Jan 14

YafcbY says...

Agingdad wrote:
YafcbY wrote:
Being the only East London Bournemouth supporter I've seen a few Charlton games over the years. Yann Kermorgant also give us tactical options of flooding the midfield with one up front, against dare I say it better opposition. He is capable of winning crosses, holding the ball up and importantly playing through balls. Rantie needs to play along side a striker like Kermorgant. How many times do we see crosses going over Ranties head??? :-) Excellent signing. A professional whom consistently performs at Championship level. We have all the firepower to score goals, I think we've lacked that one player creative enough to create the chances though. We are staying up! (But still not hopeful for three points tomorrow!!!! :-D)
Not the only East London Bournemouth fan. I agree this lad will make a real nuisance of himself and he very much fits the Howe mould for that type of role!
Hurrah! And I thought London was a lonely place.
Will keep an eye out for red and black scarfs from now on!!!
[quote][p][bold]Agingdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Being the only East London Bournemouth supporter I've seen a few Charlton games over the years. Yann Kermorgant also give us tactical options of flooding the midfield with one up front, against dare I say it better opposition. He is capable of winning crosses, holding the ball up and importantly playing through balls. Rantie needs to play along side a striker like Kermorgant. How many times do we see crosses going over Ranties head??? :-) Excellent signing. A professional whom consistently performs at Championship level. We have all the firepower to score goals, I think we've lacked that one player creative enough to create the chances though. We are staying up! (But still not hopeful for three points tomorrow!!!! :-D)[/p][/quote]Not the only East London Bournemouth fan. I agree this lad will make a real nuisance of himself and he very much fits the Howe mould for that type of role![/p][/quote]Hurrah! And I thought London was a lonely place. Will keep an eye out for red and black scarfs from now on!!! YafcbY
  • Score: 3

6:58am Sat 1 Feb 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Suggestion in hindsight maybe we had the player that could do this already in the squad already namely a certain Mr Steve fletcher! I know I know move on but maybe Eddie could have accommodated him somehow as an impact player for example?
Will be good to see a big bugger up front causing havoc again though and thats only between pittbull and grabber lol.
Suggestion in hindsight maybe we had the player that could do this already in the squad already namely a certain Mr Steve fletcher! I know I know move on but maybe Eddie could have accommodated him somehow as an impact player for example? Will be good to see a big bugger up front causing havoc again though and thats only between pittbull and grabber lol. easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 0

8:58am Sat 1 Feb 14

nonnogeppetto says...

How interesting the guy is thirty two and guess what! before this (my comment/post) thirty two posts!!!!!!!!!!!! on here. Spooky!!!
How interesting the guy is thirty two and guess what! before this (my comment/post) thirty two posts!!!!!!!!!!!! on here. Spooky!!! nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 0

9:46am Sat 1 Feb 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Wow what a strike force we have pittbull kermet grabber and tea-cake enough to put fear into any defenders heart! Come on you reds and best of luck today any kind of positive result today would be fabulous! Eddie will do his work then at 3pm the players must do theirs! UTCIAD!
Wow what a strike force we have pittbull kermet grabber and tea-cake enough to put fear into any defenders heart! Come on you reds and best of luck today any kind of positive result today would be fabulous! Eddie will do his work then at 3pm the players must do theirs! UTCIAD! easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 0

11:07am Sat 1 Feb 14

redster says...

Wow the good news keeps coming, suppose it is a bit too much to expect a result today but blimey if we do manage to turn them over after a run of eight winning games for them what a statement of intent that would be!
all we need is more of the plastic supporters to turn up regularly !
Come on you reds!!!
Wow the good news keeps coming, suppose it is a bit too much to expect a result today but blimey if we do manage to turn them over after a run of eight winning games for them what a statement of intent that would be! all we need is more of the plastic supporters to turn up regularly ! Come on you reds!!! redster
  • Score: 0

2:25pm Tue 4 Feb 14

tubehound says...

Good luck to Yann but perhaps not our new penalty taker LOL.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=Iad3gV-9C
1U
Good luck to Yann but perhaps not our new penalty taker LOL. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=Iad3gV-9C 1U tubehound
  • Score: 0

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