Perrett's Verdict: AFC Bournemouth 0 Leicester City 1

Bournemouth Echo: MANAGEMENT DUO: Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall MANAGEMENT DUO: Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall

WIN, lose and draw.

Cherries’ past three league games have highlighted how far they have come this season alone.

Cuffed 6-1 and 5-1 during visits to Watford and Huddersfield in August, the January rematches both proved very different propositions.

And although defeat by Leicester on Saturday saw the Foxes add to their win at King Power Stadium in October, it took a hotly-disputed goal to see off Eddie Howe’s team.

The fact Cherries had been “disappointed” to lose to the runaway Championship leaders also spoke volumes of the progress being made at Dean Court.

Howe’s men went into the clash on the back of a run of one league defeat in seven, while the visitors were on the crest of a wave following a club record eight consecutive victories.

Under Nigel Pearson, the second longest-serving boss in the Championship, Leicester have gone from strength to strength this season, the East Midlands outfit benefiting from managerial stability and backing from its owners.

An established club in the top two tiers, the Foxes’ lofty standing is testament to some sound recruitment by Pearson during his 26 months in his second spell at the helm.

Their day in the sun and a return to the Premier League following a 10-year absence moved ever closer after Kevin Phillips’s header had given them a 10-point cushion at the summit.

And while the manner of the defeat would have been hard to stomach for Cherries followers, if this is a team in transition, the rest should be wary of the day that this caterpillar becomes a butterfly.

While those early defeats on the road may have set the alarm bells ringing, Cherries have been steadily transformed by Howe into more than competent opponents and consolidation in their first season in the second flight for 23 years should be assured sooner rather than later.

Currently placed highest of the three promoted clubs, five months ago, Cherries may not have expected to find themselves level on points with Watford and above early-season pacesetters Blackpool at the start of February.

With 12 points gained from 15 games against teams in the top half and 22 from 13 against those in the bottom, it is evident Cherries have some way to go before they can start to think about trying to challenge the big guns for promotion. But there is no doubt they are heading in the right direction.

This was a clash between a crack Championship outfit and a work in progress, with defeat for Howe’s team down to a combination of the ruthless nature of the division, Cherries’ failure to keep a clean sheet and their lack of threat in front of goal.

No blame, however, could be apportioned to Cherries goalkeeper Lee Camp whose string of fine saves had looked destined to blunt the Foxes until Phillips struck nine minutes from time.

During his post-match press conference, Howe hit the nail on the head with his summation that Cherries had not managed to do the things they had needed to “in both boxes”.

“We had a couple of early chances and had three more in the second half before they scored,” said Howe. “We didn’t take them and that is what you need to do in this division because you get found out.”

Leicester survived a specious claim for a penalty after Tokelo Rantie had gone to ground in the early stages before Cherries stood firm at the back at the visitors forced a flurry of corners.

Camp saved superbly from Lloyd Dyer when he parried the winger’s strike after Jamie Vardy’s deep centre had found him at the far post in the 18th minute.

It was another feather in the cap for Camp to prevent Vardy from opening the scoring after the striker had gone through one-on-one for the first time midway through the first half. And Cherries must have thought it was going to be their day when the stopper repeated the feat just minutes later.

Sent clear by Danny Drinkwater’s incisive pass, Vardy saw his first shot pushed on to the top of the crossbar before Camp diverted the frontman’s flicked effort away from goal after he had gone clear a second time.

Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel remained relatively untroubled during the opening period, although he would have had his heart in his mouth when Tommy Elphick’s header from Ian Harte’s probing free kick flashed past the post on the stroke of half-time.

Enlivened by interval substitutes Matt Ritchie and new signing Yann Kermorgant, Cherries improved in the second half with Lewis Grabban’s 25-yard ripsnorter flying narrowly past the upright.

And another top-drawer stop from Camp to push away Anthony Knockaert’s header from close range suggested the omens were in Cherries’ favour.

However, and after referee Darren Drysdale had allowed Marcin Wasilewski to escape with just a yellow card after he had appeared to catch Kermorgant with an elbow, Phillips applied the coup de grâce.

Presented with a free header at the far post, the 40-year-old met Knockaert’s centre, his effort deemed to have crossed the line by assistant Martin Hulme, much to the chagrin of the home players and supporters.

Although Camp felt it had been a close call, he also acknowledged Cherries should have done better: “We can make excuses but he had a free header and it was a disappointing goal to concede from our point of view.”

And Phillips had the final say: “I can clear up the confusion. I had a great view – it was at least two inches over the line!”

STAR MAN 

Lee Camp

Goalkeeper Camp deservedly walked off with all the man-of-the-match plaudits following an inspired and commanding display between the sticks.

He almost single-handedly kept Cherries in the game after pulling off no fewer than three superb saves in the opening period.

Having parried a ferocious drive from Lloyd Dyer in the 18th minute, Camp then twice denied Jamie Vardy after the striker had gone through one-on-one.

To top off an outstanding individual performance, Camp managed to keep out Anthony Knockaert’s header from point-blank range in the second half.

MATCH FACTS

Cherries: Camp 9.5, Francis 6, Ward 7.5, Elphick 7.5, Harte 7, O’Kane 7, Grabban 6, Arter 6, Surman 6 (Pitman, 83), Fraser (Ritchie, h-t, 7), Rantie 5.5 (Kermorgant, h-t, 7.5).

Unused subs: Cook, Smith, MacDonald, Allsop (g/k).

Booked: Ward, Arter, Camp.

Foxes: Schmeichel, De Laet, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky, Dyer, Drinkwater, James (King, 79), Knockaert, Vardy (Hammond, 88), Nugent (Phillips, 73).

Unused subs: Wood, Mahrez, Schlupp, Logan (g/k).

Booked: Wasilewski.

Referee: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire).

Attendance: 10,719 (including 1,435 away supporters).

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5:57pm Sun 2 Feb 14

wintonCheryl says...

I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club
I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club wintonCheryl

6:06pm Sun 2 Feb 14

lymicherry says...

Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.
Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement. lymicherry

6:32pm Sun 2 Feb 14

nonnogeppetto says...

lymicherry wrote:
Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.
I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.
[quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.[/p][/quote]I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff. nonnogeppetto

6:53pm Sun 2 Feb 14

devon fan says...

we can argue about the ref or whether it was agoal or not, but people seem to be skating over the truth, the manager picked a team to contain rather than look for the win, it was never going to be easy as Leicester are a very good team, but you do not leave out your 2 best wingers who are both capable of scoring and move your leading scorer to right wing, Eddie has tried this so often and when things go wrong has to change it I am all for a manager being flexible but how many more times before he learns, the comments on how far we have come are correct we have done well, but we have to face the facts we have some very difficult matches to play and unless we can find some goal from somewhere we will put ourselves in danger and having to rely on other results to save us, I do believe we are better than this it just needs the manager to work on the attacking sise of our game and have faith in his players to carry it out
we can argue about the ref or whether it was agoal or not, but people seem to be skating over the truth, the manager picked a team to contain rather than look for the win, it was never going to be easy as Leicester are a very good team, but you do not leave out your 2 best wingers who are both capable of scoring and move your leading scorer to right wing, Eddie has tried this so often and when things go wrong has to change it I am all for a manager being flexible but how many more times before he learns, the comments on how far we have come are correct we have done well, but we have to face the facts we have some very difficult matches to play and unless we can find some goal from somewhere we will put ourselves in danger and having to rely on other results to save us, I do believe we are better than this it just needs the manager to work on the attacking sise of our game and have faith in his players to carry it out devon fan

6:56pm Sun 2 Feb 14

abc100 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
lymicherry wrote:
Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.
I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.
Both very true, as fans most automatically challenge every decision given against our team but 9 times out of ten we know the ref probably got it right, it was strange on the elbow incident yesterday that once the ref had given a free kick a red card wasn't awarded, apart from that decision I thought he got most things right yesterday including the goal after seeing it on tv
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.[/p][/quote]I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.[/p][/quote]Both very true, as fans most automatically challenge every decision given against our team but 9 times out of ten we know the ref probably got it right, it was strange on the elbow incident yesterday that once the ref had given a free kick a red card wasn't awarded, apart from that decision I thought he got most things right yesterday including the goal after seeing it on tv abc100

7:00pm Sun 2 Feb 14

gbzpto says...

wintonCheryl wrote:
I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club
Rather than comment on here contact the club. No doubt the 5 pound is going in the back pocket and the club are not aware of it!
[quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club[/p][/quote]Rather than comment on here contact the club. No doubt the 5 pound is going in the back pocket and the club are not aware of it! gbzpto

7:00pm Sun 2 Feb 14

lymicherry says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
lymicherry wrote:
Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.
I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.
Fair point, nonno - you had a better view of the Kermorgant incident than most and I'll admit that I've seen many a red given for fouls of that ilk.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.[/p][/quote]I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.[/p][/quote]Fair point, nonno - you had a better view of the Kermorgant incident than most and I'll admit that I've seen many a red given for fouls of that ilk. lymicherry

7:02pm Sun 2 Feb 14

abc100 says...

devon fan wrote:
we can argue about the ref or whether it was agoal or not, but people seem to be skating over the truth, the manager picked a team to contain rather than look for the win, it was never going to be easy as Leicester are a very good team, but you do not leave out your 2 best wingers who are both capable of scoring and move your leading scorer to right wing, Eddie has tried this so often and when things go wrong has to change it I am all for a manager being flexible but how many more times before he learns, the comments on how far we have come are correct we have done well, but we have to face the facts we have some very difficult matches to play and unless we can find some goal from somewhere we will put ourselves in danger and having to rely on other results to save us, I do believe we are better than this it just needs the manager to work on the attacking sise of our game and have faith in his players to carry it out
If you are referring to Ritchie & Pugh as our best wingers I think Pugh was injured and I would assume that after Ritchie's long injury and him looking off the pace in the last couple of games he probably needed a rest especially playing on a really heavy pitch
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: we can argue about the ref or whether it was agoal or not, but people seem to be skating over the truth, the manager picked a team to contain rather than look for the win, it was never going to be easy as Leicester are a very good team, but you do not leave out your 2 best wingers who are both capable of scoring and move your leading scorer to right wing, Eddie has tried this so often and when things go wrong has to change it I am all for a manager being flexible but how many more times before he learns, the comments on how far we have come are correct we have done well, but we have to face the facts we have some very difficult matches to play and unless we can find some goal from somewhere we will put ourselves in danger and having to rely on other results to save us, I do believe we are better than this it just needs the manager to work on the attacking sise of our game and have faith in his players to carry it out[/p][/quote]If you are referring to Ritchie & Pugh as our best wingers I think Pugh was injured and I would assume that after Ritchie's long injury and him looking off the pace in the last couple of games he probably needed a rest especially playing on a really heavy pitch abc100

7:27pm Sun 2 Feb 14

devon fan says...

abc100 wrote:
devon fan wrote:
we can argue about the ref or whether it was agoal or not, but people seem to be skating over the truth, the manager picked a team to contain rather than look for the win, it was never going to be easy as Leicester are a very good team, but you do not leave out your 2 best wingers who are both capable of scoring and move your leading scorer to right wing, Eddie has tried this so often and when things go wrong has to change it I am all for a manager being flexible but how many more times before he learns, the comments on how far we have come are correct we have done well, but we have to face the facts we have some very difficult matches to play and unless we can find some goal from somewhere we will put ourselves in danger and having to rely on other results to save us, I do believe we are better than this it just needs the manager to work on the attacking sise of our game and have faith in his players to carry it out
If you are referring to Ritchie & Pugh as our best wingers I think Pugh was injured and I would assume that after Ritchie's long injury and him looking off the pace in the last couple of games he probably needed a rest especially playing on a really heavy pitch
you could be right but I heard that Pugh was rested, and although both he and Ritchie have been off the pacee recently I would still back them to score more likely than Ryan Fraser who will soon be burnt out playing in those conditions
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: we can argue about the ref or whether it was agoal or not, but people seem to be skating over the truth, the manager picked a team to contain rather than look for the win, it was never going to be easy as Leicester are a very good team, but you do not leave out your 2 best wingers who are both capable of scoring and move your leading scorer to right wing, Eddie has tried this so often and when things go wrong has to change it I am all for a manager being flexible but how many more times before he learns, the comments on how far we have come are correct we have done well, but we have to face the facts we have some very difficult matches to play and unless we can find some goal from somewhere we will put ourselves in danger and having to rely on other results to save us, I do believe we are better than this it just needs the manager to work on the attacking sise of our game and have faith in his players to carry it out[/p][/quote]If you are referring to Ritchie & Pugh as our best wingers I think Pugh was injured and I would assume that after Ritchie's long injury and him looking off the pace in the last couple of games he probably needed a rest especially playing on a really heavy pitch[/p][/quote]you could be right but I heard that Pugh was rested, and although both he and Ritchie have been off the pacee recently I would still back them to score more likely than Ryan Fraser who will soon be burnt out playing in those conditions devon fan

7:30pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Rotterdam says...

Leicester are the standard of mid table premiership team, so it was not too surprising to lose. although a bit frustrating given that we kept them out till 10 minutes before the end.

I could see in the second half that they maintained their fitness and speed, while our backs were evidently tiring, but in general the defence were very good at clearing the lines. Leicester's passing game in attack was way slicker and quicker than ours - I'm sure that's what EH aspires to.

I don't think Rantie is strong enough at the moment to play from the start - he is easily bullied by bigger defenders - but I think he can be very effective as a sub for the last half hour, using his speed against tiring defenders. We also missed the speed of Daniels and Ritchie in the first half.

After they scored (it was a goal, by the way - I sit right in line and the ball clearly crossed the iine), we resorted to high balls towards Kermogent, but these were meat and drink to the Leicester defence. Kermogent was laying the ball off quite handily - he should be a useful part of the team. But even though we have this tall striker that some of you have been begging for, I still think we need to be playing more efficiently and quickly to feet, as Leicester have learnt to do.
Leicester are the standard of mid table premiership team, so it was not too surprising to lose. although a bit frustrating given that we kept them out till 10 minutes before the end. I could see in the second half that they maintained their fitness and speed, while our backs were evidently tiring, but in general the defence were very good at clearing the lines. Leicester's passing game in attack was way slicker and quicker than ours - I'm sure that's what EH aspires to. I don't think Rantie is strong enough at the moment to play from the start - he is easily bullied by bigger defenders - but I think he can be very effective as a sub for the last half hour, using his speed against tiring defenders. We also missed the speed of Daniels and Ritchie in the first half. After they scored (it was a goal, by the way - I sit right in line and the ball clearly crossed the iine), we resorted to high balls towards Kermogent, but these were meat and drink to the Leicester defence. Kermogent was laying the ball off quite handily - he should be a useful part of the team. But even though we have this tall striker that some of you have been begging for, I still think we need to be playing more efficiently and quickly to feet, as Leicester have learnt to do. Rotterdam

8:51pm Sun 2 Feb 14

raybren says...

NP says our defeat was down to " failure to keep a clean sheet and a lack of threat in front of goal " . Reckon the Cherries should transfer him from the OHEC to the coaching staff at the next " Window " opportunity !
NP says our defeat was down to " failure to keep a clean sheet and a lack of threat in front of goal " . Reckon the Cherries should transfer him from the OHEC to the coaching staff at the next " Window " opportunity ! raybren

9:22pm Sun 2 Feb 14

West moors 1 says...

From the tv, I don't think it was a goal and none of the tv pundits could make a definitive call on it too. I thought the ref was poor overall, inconsistent and weak when it came to the big decisions. Yes they were the better team but he was so disparate to help them I wouldn't of been surprised if he had a substantial bet on the game! Anyway, at times we looked like a decent team and our new striker looks very promising. Up the cherries!
From the tv, I don't think it was a goal and none of the tv pundits could make a definitive call on it too. I thought the ref was poor overall, inconsistent and weak when it came to the big decisions. Yes they were the better team but he was so disparate to help them I wouldn't of been surprised if he had a substantial bet on the game! Anyway, at times we looked like a decent team and our new striker looks very promising. Up the cherries! West moors 1

7:17am Mon 3 Feb 14

Mike Oxbig says...

wintonCheryl wrote:
I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club
Seems to me as if you are creating more trouble than any Leicester fan or steward.
[quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club[/p][/quote]Seems to me as if you are creating more trouble than any Leicester fan or steward. Mike Oxbig

8:33am Mon 3 Feb 14

wintonCheryl says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
wintonCheryl wrote:
I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club
Seems to me as if you are creating more trouble than any Leicester fan or steward.
Why is that?
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club[/p][/quote]Seems to me as if you are creating more trouble than any Leicester fan or steward.[/p][/quote]Why is that? wintonCheryl

8:39am Mon 3 Feb 14

Afcbpete says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
lymicherry wrote:
Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.
I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.
Agree with you both. They should of been down to 10 men, the Arter incident I didn't feel was anything more than 2 players committed to getting the ball, and blocked each other, but it was the intent on their player that we've seen happen with our players, and they have been sent off in the past, so all in all, on another day, Leicester could of been down to 9 men. So I still don't have a different view about the referee, he was very inconsistent. They were allowed to go through our players, and we were pulled up for much milder infringements. I still maintain, I don't see how the linesman could be 100% sure it was over the line, with the ball off the ground, it can give a false impression, and even looking at freeze frame it's not clear from that angle!!
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.[/p][/quote]I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.[/p][/quote]Agree with you both. They should of been down to 10 men, the Arter incident I didn't feel was anything more than 2 players committed to getting the ball, and blocked each other, but it was the intent on their player that we've seen happen with our players, and they have been sent off in the past, so all in all, on another day, Leicester could of been down to 9 men. So I still don't have a different view about the referee, he was very inconsistent. They were allowed to go through our players, and we were pulled up for much milder infringements. I still maintain, I don't see how the linesman could be 100% sure it was over the line, with the ball off the ground, it can give a false impression, and even looking at freeze frame it's not clear from that angle!! Afcbpete

8:58am Mon 3 Feb 14

mossy 1 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
lymicherry wrote:
Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.
I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.
Is there any chance that it is you wearing the red cap of a famous sports car(and F1)company in the 360 picture of the Liverpool game?
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.[/p][/quote]I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.[/p][/quote]Is there any chance that it is you wearing the red cap of a famous sports car(and F1)company in the 360 picture of the Liverpool game? mossy 1

9:27am Mon 3 Feb 14

Afcbpete says...

mossy 1 wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
lymicherry wrote:
Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.
I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.
Is there any chance that it is you wearing the red cap of a famous sports car(and F1)company in the 360 picture of the Liverpool game?
that's him, with Nonno tattooed on his forehead :)
[quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.[/p][/quote]I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.[/p][/quote]Is there any chance that it is you wearing the red cap of a famous sports car(and F1)company in the 360 picture of the Liverpool game?[/p][/quote]that's him, with Nonno tattooed on his forehead :) Afcbpete

9:31am Mon 3 Feb 14

Dukecherry says...

raybren wrote:
NP says our defeat was down to " failure to keep a clean sheet and a lack of threat in front of goal " . Reckon the Cherries should transfer him from the OHEC to the coaching staff at the next " Window " opportunity !
Very disappointing quality of journalism. What is is supposed to be an analysis of the match turned out to be an impartial assessment of the manager and the keeper. Using quotes from both does not make journalistic sense.
The ultimate outcome is that Cherries lost the game with no goals scored( from open play or otherwise) and no clean sheet to be seen.
One also has to ask the question: if Yann is as good as he is made to be why did Charlton let him go? Without prejudging his ability, we will have to see what he brings in terms of scoring goals.
The signings so far have left a lot to be desired!
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: NP says our defeat was down to " failure to keep a clean sheet and a lack of threat in front of goal " . Reckon the Cherries should transfer him from the OHEC to the coaching staff at the next " Window " opportunity ![/p][/quote]Very disappointing quality of journalism. What is is supposed to be an analysis of the match turned out to be an impartial assessment of the manager and the keeper. Using quotes from both does not make journalistic sense. The ultimate outcome is that Cherries lost the game with no goals scored( from open play or otherwise) and no clean sheet to be seen. One also has to ask the question: if Yann is as good as he is made to be why did Charlton let him go? Without prejudging his ability, we will have to see what he brings in terms of scoring goals. The signings so far have left a lot to be desired! Dukecherry

9:47am Mon 3 Feb 14

Afcbpete says...

Dukecherry wrote:
raybren wrote:
NP says our defeat was down to " failure to keep a clean sheet and a lack of threat in front of goal " . Reckon the Cherries should transfer him from the OHEC to the coaching staff at the next " Window " opportunity !
Very disappointing quality of journalism. What is is supposed to be an analysis of the match turned out to be an impartial assessment of the manager and the keeper. Using quotes from both does not make journalistic sense.
The ultimate outcome is that Cherries lost the game with no goals scored( from open play or otherwise) and no clean sheet to be seen.
One also has to ask the question: if Yann is as good as he is made to be why did Charlton let him go? Without prejudging his ability, we will have to see what he brings in terms of scoring goals.
The signings so far have left a lot to be desired!
With regards Yann, you should go on some of the various blogs and ask Charlton fans, who are absolutely gutted he's gone, and that speaks volumes for me. I don't believe Chris Powell wanted him to go either, there were things going on behind the scenes, as happened here a few years ago, if your not prejudging I'd hate to read what you have to say when you are. Adam Smith is quality, we've signed some youngsters who will hopefully progress their careers here and become outstanding additions. Frankly I don't know what you were expecting?? We're governed by FFP rules, we can't go throwing money about, Eddie is being extremely prudent!!
[quote][p][bold]Dukecherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: NP says our defeat was down to " failure to keep a clean sheet and a lack of threat in front of goal " . Reckon the Cherries should transfer him from the OHEC to the coaching staff at the next " Window " opportunity ![/p][/quote]Very disappointing quality of journalism. What is is supposed to be an analysis of the match turned out to be an impartial assessment of the manager and the keeper. Using quotes from both does not make journalistic sense. The ultimate outcome is that Cherries lost the game with no goals scored( from open play or otherwise) and no clean sheet to be seen. One also has to ask the question: if Yann is as good as he is made to be why did Charlton let him go? Without prejudging his ability, we will have to see what he brings in terms of scoring goals. The signings so far have left a lot to be desired![/p][/quote]With regards Yann, you should go on some of the various blogs and ask Charlton fans, who are absolutely gutted he's gone, and that speaks volumes for me. I don't believe Chris Powell wanted him to go either, there were things going on behind the scenes, as happened here a few years ago, if your not prejudging I'd hate to read what you have to say when you are. Adam Smith is quality, we've signed some youngsters who will hopefully progress their careers here and become outstanding additions. Frankly I don't know what you were expecting?? We're governed by FFP rules, we can't go throwing money about, Eddie is being extremely prudent!! Afcbpete

10:58am Mon 3 Feb 14

Mike Oxbig says...

wintonCheryl wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
wintonCheryl wrote:
I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club
Seems to me as if you are creating more trouble than any Leicester fan or steward.
Why is that?
By telling tales. What is wrong with fans of opposing teams sitting in the same stand? They weren't causing any trouble. The steward was merely showing some entrepreneurial skills. If you take exception, contact the club. You do live in Winton though, so I will cut you some slack. Regards.
[quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club[/p][/quote]Seems to me as if you are creating more trouble than any Leicester fan or steward.[/p][/quote]Why is that?[/p][/quote]By telling tales. What is wrong with fans of opposing teams sitting in the same stand? They weren't causing any trouble. The steward was merely showing some entrepreneurial skills. If you take exception, contact the club. You do live in Winton though, so I will cut you some slack. Regards. Mike Oxbig

12:07pm Mon 3 Feb 14

SUFFERINGBJ says...

It all boils down to scoring goals.
One long range shot from Lewis, one effort from TK ........in 90 minutes very poor.On the up side we do seem to be defending better, Lee Camp superb.
Everyone around me in the North Stand , feel the same ...great untill we get to the edge of the penalty area, very frustrating.Lets be optimistic about Yann.
It all boils down to scoring goals. One long range shot from Lewis, one effort from TK ........in 90 minutes very poor.On the up side we do seem to be defending better, Lee Camp superb. Everyone around me in the North Stand , feel the same ...great untill we get to the edge of the penalty area, very frustrating.Lets be optimistic about Yann. SUFFERINGBJ

12:14pm Mon 3 Feb 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Afcbpete wrote:
mossy 1 wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
lymicherry wrote:
Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.
I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.
Is there any chance that it is you wearing the red cap of a famous sports car(and F1)company in the 360 picture of the Liverpool game?
that's him, with Nonno tattooed on his forehead :)
My cover has been blown out of the water!!! Mossy 1 I wear it because It has brought us luck in some instances!!! dare say but recently has turned away!! So I now wear an AFCB woolly hat instead! Up the mighty Cherries
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note how, given time for reflection, Neil has softened yesterday's rather withering assessment of the referee. Quite right, too - it certainly wasn't Mr Drysdale's finest hour, but only the most one-eyed Cherries supporter could deny that he got the big decisions absolutely right. In particular he was spot-on in not penalising the much-debated challenge on Arter, which was hard but perfectly legitimate. All too often the referee is a convenient scapegoat for supporters frustrated by their own team's perceived shortcomings, as was patently the case yesterday. The bigger picture remains bright, however - Bournemouth have evolved into a worthy Championship side who will soon be a very good one; it's just a question of finding that extra five per cent that turns defeats into draws and draws into wins. Finally, a word of praise for the ground staff; to get five games played in less an three weeks amid monsoon conditions is a terrific achievement.[/p][/quote]I agree with your sentiments with one exception when one of their players elbowed Yann he did it right in front of where we sit in the main stand. The ref was looking from behind so only he knows what he saw. Obviously looking down (as I sit right at the very back) it was intentional and deserved a Red Card. However all in all we did very well and possibly deserved a point given the fantastic saves by Camp. It is better to put that one behind us and move on and look forward to next game. I also concur with your remark about the ground staff.[/p][/quote]Is there any chance that it is you wearing the red cap of a famous sports car(and F1)company in the 360 picture of the Liverpool game?[/p][/quote]that's him, with Nonno tattooed on his forehead :)[/p][/quote]My cover has been blown out of the water!!! Mossy 1 I wear it because It has brought us luck in some instances!!! dare say but recently has turned away!! So I now wear an AFCB woolly hat instead! Up the mighty Cherries nonnogeppetto

12:36pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Blackandred says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
wintonCheryl wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
wintonCheryl wrote: I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club
Seems to me as if you are creating more trouble than any Leicester fan or steward.
Why is that?
By telling tales. What is wrong with fans of opposing teams sitting in the same stand? They weren't causing any trouble. The steward was merely showing some entrepreneurial skills. If you take exception, contact the club. You do live in Winton though, so I will cut you some slack. Regards.
Cheryl, ignoring the fool who finds himself amusing, you need to raise these issues with the club if you want to see something done. The terms and conditions of ticket sales clearly state that away supporters will be ejected if found sitting in the wrong area and the alleged behaviour of the steward is unacceptable and would constitute gross misconduct in most companies. Contact the club.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club[/p][/quote]Seems to me as if you are creating more trouble than any Leicester fan or steward.[/p][/quote]Why is that?[/p][/quote]By telling tales. What is wrong with fans of opposing teams sitting in the same stand? They weren't causing any trouble. The steward was merely showing some entrepreneurial skills. If you take exception, contact the club. You do live in Winton though, so I will cut you some slack. Regards.[/p][/quote]Cheryl, ignoring the fool who finds himself amusing, you need to raise these issues with the club if you want to see something done. The terms and conditions of ticket sales clearly state that away supporters will be ejected if found sitting in the wrong area and the alleged behaviour of the steward is unacceptable and would constitute gross misconduct in most companies. Contact the club. Blackandred

4:03pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Dukecherry says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Dukecherry wrote:
raybren wrote:
NP says our defeat was down to " failure to keep a clean sheet and a lack of threat in front of goal " . Reckon the Cherries should transfer him from the OHEC to the coaching staff at the next " Window " opportunity !
Very disappointing quality of journalism. What is is supposed to be an analysis of the match turned out to be an impartial assessment of the manager and the keeper. Using quotes from both does not make journalistic sense.
The ultimate outcome is that Cherries lost the game with no goals scored( from open play or otherwise) and no clean sheet to be seen.
One also has to ask the question: if Yann is as good as he is made to be why did Charlton let him go? Without prejudging his ability, we will have to see what he brings in terms of scoring goals.
The signings so far have left a lot to be desired!
With regards Yann, you should go on some of the various blogs and ask Charlton fans, who are absolutely gutted he's gone, and that speaks volumes for me. I don't believe Chris Powell wanted him to go either, there were things going on behind the scenes, as happened here a few years ago, if your not prejudging I'd hate to read what you have to say when you are. Adam Smith is quality, we've signed some youngsters who will hopefully progress their careers here and become outstanding additions. Frankly I don't know what you were expecting?? We're governed by FFP rules, we can't go throwing money about, Eddie is being extremely prudent!!
FairPlay to the agents who are having a laugh. You explain to me how we can justify 400K on a 32-year old striker. Also, the two-and a half -year contract smacks of imprudence. He will not be knocking the goals for the club when he is 35. This is hardly realistic.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dukecherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: NP says our defeat was down to " failure to keep a clean sheet and a lack of threat in front of goal " . Reckon the Cherries should transfer him from the OHEC to the coaching staff at the next " Window " opportunity ![/p][/quote]Very disappointing quality of journalism. What is is supposed to be an analysis of the match turned out to be an impartial assessment of the manager and the keeper. Using quotes from both does not make journalistic sense. The ultimate outcome is that Cherries lost the game with no goals scored( from open play or otherwise) and no clean sheet to be seen. One also has to ask the question: if Yann is as good as he is made to be why did Charlton let him go? Without prejudging his ability, we will have to see what he brings in terms of scoring goals. The signings so far have left a lot to be desired![/p][/quote]With regards Yann, you should go on some of the various blogs and ask Charlton fans, who are absolutely gutted he's gone, and that speaks volumes for me. I don't believe Chris Powell wanted him to go either, there were things going on behind the scenes, as happened here a few years ago, if your not prejudging I'd hate to read what you have to say when you are. Adam Smith is quality, we've signed some youngsters who will hopefully progress their careers here and become outstanding additions. Frankly I don't know what you were expecting?? We're governed by FFP rules, we can't go throwing money about, Eddie is being extremely prudent!![/p][/quote]FairPlay to the agents who are having a laugh. You explain to me how we can justify 400K on a 32-year old striker. Also, the two-and a half -year contract smacks of imprudence. He will not be knocking the goals for the club when he is 35. This is hardly realistic. Dukecherry

5:04pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Afcbpete says...

Dukecherry wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
Dukecherry wrote:
raybren wrote:
NP says our defeat was down to " failure to keep a clean sheet and a lack of threat in front of goal " . Reckon the Cherries should transfer him from the OHEC to the coaching staff at the next " Window " opportunity !
Very disappointing quality of journalism. What is is supposed to be an analysis of the match turned out to be an impartial assessment of the manager and the keeper. Using quotes from both does not make journalistic sense.
The ultimate outcome is that Cherries lost the game with no goals scored( from open play or otherwise) and no clean sheet to be seen.
One also has to ask the question: if Yann is as good as he is made to be why did Charlton let him go? Without prejudging his ability, we will have to see what he brings in terms of scoring goals.
The signings so far have left a lot to be desired!
With regards Yann, you should go on some of the various blogs and ask Charlton fans, who are absolutely gutted he's gone, and that speaks volumes for me. I don't believe Chris Powell wanted him to go either, there were things going on behind the scenes, as happened here a few years ago, if your not prejudging I'd hate to read what you have to say when you are. Adam Smith is quality, we've signed some youngsters who will hopefully progress their careers here and become outstanding additions. Frankly I don't know what you were expecting?? We're governed by FFP rules, we can't go throwing money about, Eddie is being extremely prudent!!
FairPlay to the agents who are having a laugh. You explain to me how we can justify 400K on a 32-year old striker. Also, the two-and a half -year contract smacks of imprudence. He will not be knocking the goals for the club when he is 35. This is hardly realistic.
On that point I understand exactly what you're saying. As with Rantie and Ritchie, I'm not so sure the fee is as much as that, I suppose it's what you want to believe. Then you also have the fact he is not only a very good striker at this level, but he has the experience none of our players have in that position. Seeing as Eddie has brought in O'Hanlon, it's my guess he also see's Yann as a means to helping bring young Josh on. Ofcause, speculation as is anything in football, we rarely know what goes on, but that all makes sense to me, so all in all, I don't have a problem, he'll no doubt turn out to be an inspirational signing....Or not, we'll find out in time!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Dukecherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dukecherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: NP says our defeat was down to " failure to keep a clean sheet and a lack of threat in front of goal " . Reckon the Cherries should transfer him from the OHEC to the coaching staff at the next " Window " opportunity ![/p][/quote]Very disappointing quality of journalism. What is is supposed to be an analysis of the match turned out to be an impartial assessment of the manager and the keeper. Using quotes from both does not make journalistic sense. The ultimate outcome is that Cherries lost the game with no goals scored( from open play or otherwise) and no clean sheet to be seen. One also has to ask the question: if Yann is as good as he is made to be why did Charlton let him go? Without prejudging his ability, we will have to see what he brings in terms of scoring goals. The signings so far have left a lot to be desired![/p][/quote]With regards Yann, you should go on some of the various blogs and ask Charlton fans, who are absolutely gutted he's gone, and that speaks volumes for me. I don't believe Chris Powell wanted him to go either, there were things going on behind the scenes, as happened here a few years ago, if your not prejudging I'd hate to read what you have to say when you are. Adam Smith is quality, we've signed some youngsters who will hopefully progress their careers here and become outstanding additions. Frankly I don't know what you were expecting?? We're governed by FFP rules, we can't go throwing money about, Eddie is being extremely prudent!![/p][/quote]FairPlay to the agents who are having a laugh. You explain to me how we can justify 400K on a 32-year old striker. Also, the two-and a half -year contract smacks of imprudence. He will not be knocking the goals for the club when he is 35. This is hardly realistic.[/p][/quote]On that point I understand exactly what you're saying. As with Rantie and Ritchie, I'm not so sure the fee is as much as that, I suppose it's what you want to believe. Then you also have the fact he is not only a very good striker at this level, but he has the experience none of our players have in that position. Seeing as Eddie has brought in O'Hanlon, it's my guess he also see's Yann as a means to helping bring young Josh on. Ofcause, speculation as is anything in football, we rarely know what goes on, but that all makes sense to me, so all in all, I don't have a problem, he'll no doubt turn out to be an inspirational signing....Or not, we'll find out in time!! UTCIAD Afcbpete

9:34am Tue 4 Feb 14

redster says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
wintonCheryl wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
wintonCheryl wrote:
I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club
Seems to me as if you are creating more trouble than any Leicester fan or steward.
Why is that?
By telling tales. What is wrong with fans of opposing teams sitting in the same stand? They weren't causing any trouble. The steward was merely showing some entrepreneurial skills. If you take exception, contact the club. You do live in Winton though, so I will cut you some slack. Regards.
I was also in the South stand and for a few games there have been away fans sitting there. Up till now this has caused no problems, but on Saturday there was the potential for someone getting hurt. One loud away fan was pushed back down the stairway by a Bournemouth Fan.
For the Brighton match I sat next to two-way fans and they were content to watch the match and ask question's about our players etc.
I was in the main stand for the Huddersfield game, and again the two away fans behind me found it hard not to get noisy when they were doing well but again all good natured stuff!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: I've mentioned on other posts but feel I need to here. The stewards yesterday were terrible. Leicester fans in the south stand were not ejected and allowed to cheer on their side as loudly as they wanted. Two stewards in Orange were made aware of this but just shrugged and disappeared under the main stand. Also the steward in the corner of the main stand is letting people out for a cigarette at half time for a fiver a go. This is not acceptable for a championship club[/p][/quote]Seems to me as if you are creating more trouble than any Leicester fan or steward.[/p][/quote]Why is that?[/p][/quote]By telling tales. What is wrong with fans of opposing teams sitting in the same stand? They weren't causing any trouble. The steward was merely showing some entrepreneurial skills. If you take exception, contact the club. You do live in Winton though, so I will cut you some slack. Regards.[/p][/quote]I was also in the South stand and for a few games there have been away fans sitting there. Up till now this has caused no problems, but on Saturday there was the potential for someone getting hurt. One loud away fan was pushed back down the stairway by a Bournemouth Fan. For the Brighton match I sat next to two-way fans and they were content to watch the match and ask question's about our players etc. I was in the main stand for the Huddersfield game, and again the two away fans behind me found it hard not to get noisy when they were doing well but again all good natured stuff! redster

2:49pm Tue 4 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

Surely its the police who do not want away fans mixing with home fans,is there no regulations on this As for the stewarding very pathetic,posers and weaklings.
Surely its the police who do not want away fans mixing with home fans,is there no regulations on this As for the stewarding very pathetic,posers and weaklings. pete woodley

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