AFC Bournemouth: Ex-Cherries skipper Hollands gives Kermorgant a glowing reference

Bournemouth Echo: LEAP OF FAITH: Danny Hollands is backing Yann Kermorgant to be a hit LEAP OF FAITH: Danny Hollands is backing Yann Kermorgant to be a hit

DEAN Court old boy Danny Hollands has given Cherries’ new signing Yann Kermorgant a glowing reference, hailing the striker as “a great all-rounder”.

Hollands, who spent five years with Cherries, said Kermorgant had been “a big player” for Charlton and expressed his surprise at the Frenchman being allowed to leave.

The former Cherries captain played alongside Kermorgant in their respective first seasons at the Valley, the pair starring as the Addicks romped to the League One title in 2012.

Kermorgant, 32, completed a £400,000 move from Charlton on deadline day before making his debut as a second-half substitute during Cherries’ 1-0 defeat by Leicester.

Hollands, who made 219 appearances for Cherries and was voted supporters’ player of the year in 2008, told the Daily Echo: “Yann is a very good pro and it is a great signing for Bournemouth.

“I heard he could be going a couple of days before it was done and was surprised because I didn’t think Charlton would let him go. He was a big player here, I know the manager really liked him and I thought it would have taken a lot more to get him away from the club.”

Kermorgant, who netted 12 times in Charlton’s promotion campaign, including the only goal in a 1-0 win at Dean Court in March 2012, revealed he had sounded out Hollands before joining Cherries.

“He had already spoken to Eddie and had been very impressed so didn’t need to ask me too much,” said Hollands. “I said he was the best manager I had worked under. He knows his stuff and it shows in the way he has got them playing and with their results.

“I haven’t got a bad word to say about Bournemouth or Eddie and Jason. I told Yann it was a great club and a great place to live. He has a family and I said his wife and little boy would love it there. I said if he had a chance and it felt right, I would advise him to go.”

Hollands added: “Yann did very well for Charlton. He will score goals and there isn’t much he can’t do. People assume he is just a targetman because of his size and leap. If you ask him, he likes to come short as well. He can do a bit of both. He is strong, his touch is good and he can make things happen. If he gets a chance, he will finish it, like people at Bournemouth saw on the first day of the season. He is a great all-rounder.

“In our first season together, he arrived at Charlton in late September and fitted in straight away. He scored some important goals and, as a midfielder, I enjoyed playing with him because he would bring you into play. He is a great addition to their squad and, hopefully, they can push on for the rest of the season.”

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7:05am Wed 5 Feb 14

ASM says...

Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8.
As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team.
In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back.
I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals
Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8. As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team. In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back. I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals ASM
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7:15am Wed 5 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

ASM wrote:
Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8.
As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team.
In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back.
I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals
How can you say that about yann . You haven't given him a chance yet . In my opinion , yann and Ritchie changed the game Saturday , unlike the first half . I think yann has done more in 45 mins than 1 or 2 players have done in 15 or 16 games , I also think come the summer we won't have rantie and Pittman in the team anymore , also 32 is not to old , I could name 4 or 5 32 plus players that you would love to have in our team ..
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8. As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team. In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back. I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals[/p][/quote]How can you say that about yann . You haven't given him a chance yet . In my opinion , yann and Ritchie changed the game Saturday , unlike the first half . I think yann has done more in 45 mins than 1 or 2 players have done in 15 or 16 games , I also think come the summer we won't have rantie and Pittman in the team anymore , also 32 is not to old , I could name 4 or 5 32 plus players that you would love to have in our team .. Nat1234
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7:19am Wed 5 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

ASM wrote:
Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8.
As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team.
In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back.
I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals
Also you say loan rantie out to wolves or Celtic , so he can score goals for fun ,, has he ever scored goals for fun . ? What was his goal scoring ratio for malmo ? He would never get in the Celtic side your having a laugh ..
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8. As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team. In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back. I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals[/p][/quote]Also you say loan rantie out to wolves or Celtic , so he can score goals for fun ,, has he ever scored goals for fun . ? What was his goal scoring ratio for malmo ? He would never get in the Celtic side your having a laugh .. Nat1234
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7:45am Wed 5 Feb 14

Wilkie says...

Sincerely hope that to can develop physically over the summer, because at the moment he is ineffective down to lack of strength and now confidence. The only club I could see wanting him on loan would be malmo.
Sincerely hope that to can develop physically over the summer, because at the moment he is ineffective down to lack of strength and now confidence. The only club I could see wanting him on loan would be malmo. Wilkie
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7:46am Wed 5 Feb 14

Wilkie says...

Tk I'm referring to, of course.
Tk I'm referring to, of course. Wilkie
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7:49am Wed 5 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Wilkie wrote:
Tk I'm referring to, of course.
That's a relief!!!! I thought you meant Yann for a minute ;-}
[quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Tk I'm referring to, of course.[/p][/quote]That's a relief!!!! I thought you meant Yann for a minute ;-} TedMacsCherryPants
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7:57am Wed 5 Feb 14

Mike Oxbig says...

Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8.
As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team.
In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back.
I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals
Also you say loan rantie out to wolves or Celtic , so he can score goals for fun ,, has he ever scored goals for fun . ? What was his goal scoring ratio for malmo ? He would never get in the Celtic side your having a laugh ..
Malmo stats are 12 goals in 36 games.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8. As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team. In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back. I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals[/p][/quote]Also you say loan rantie out to wolves or Celtic , so he can score goals for fun ,, has he ever scored goals for fun . ? What was his goal scoring ratio for malmo ? He would never get in the Celtic side your having a laugh ..[/p][/quote]Malmo stats are 12 goals in 36 games. Mike Oxbig
  • Score: 1

8:00am Wed 5 Feb 14

kangman2012 says...

Let's hope Yann can put the frighteners on Bolton this week. 3 points would do us the world of good - UTC!
Let's hope Yann can put the frighteners on Bolton this week. 3 points would do us the world of good - UTC! kangman2012
  • Score: 8

8:12am Wed 5 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8.
As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team.
In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back.
I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals
Also you say loan rantie out to wolves or Celtic , so he can score goals for fun ,, has he ever scored goals for fun . ? What was his goal scoring ratio for malmo ? He would never get in the Celtic side your having a laugh ..
Malmo stats are 12 goals in 36 games.
Well that's not to bad , but that doesn't say to me he scores goals for fun . Perhaps the European style of football is his level . I just think championship football is a bit out of his league . Like someone has stated , perhaps he should go back on loan to malmo . And if it goes ok , they might pay us something near the 2 .5 million that we payed for him ..
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8. As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team. In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back. I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals[/p][/quote]Also you say loan rantie out to wolves or Celtic , so he can score goals for fun ,, has he ever scored goals for fun . ? What was his goal scoring ratio for malmo ? He would never get in the Celtic side your having a laugh ..[/p][/quote]Malmo stats are 12 goals in 36 games.[/p][/quote]Well that's not to bad , but that doesn't say to me he scores goals for fun . Perhaps the European style of football is his level . I just think championship football is a bit out of his league . Like someone has stated , perhaps he should go back on loan to malmo . And if it goes ok , they might pay us something near the 2 .5 million that we payed for him .. Nat1234
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8:52am Wed 5 Feb 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Imagine a car manufacturer taking a car for a test drive when only its chassis is in place and the by standers criticising its performance.

When or when will some people on here get the message that Eddie Howe is building a team and whilst he has to ‘test drive’ that team week in and week out (play competitive games) whilst it is still in its building stage, the team is probably not as he wants it to be Of course not everybody is performing on all cylinders you only have to look at the big money spenders in the Premiership that when a prolific goal scorer (admittedly Rantie may not have had that label) joins it doesn’t necessarily follow that he continues the trend. For all it is worth can we please stop going on about single player’s abilities and wait until the team that EH want is fully in place and if things don’t work out then we can complain and criticise. I note that Yann had only played 45 minutes and some people are already judging his abilities. By the way this is not simply blind support for EH, in my view it is common sense and respect for the guy and the team.
Imagine a car manufacturer taking a car for a test drive when only its chassis is in place and the by standers criticising its performance. When or when will some people on here get the message that Eddie Howe is building a team and whilst he has to ‘test drive’ that team week in and week out (play competitive games) whilst it is still in its building stage, the team is probably not as he wants it to be Of course not everybody is performing on all cylinders you only have to look at the big money spenders in the Premiership that when a prolific goal scorer (admittedly Rantie may not have had that label) joins it doesn’t necessarily follow that he continues the trend. For all it is worth can we please stop going on about single player’s abilities and wait until the team that EH want is fully in place and if things don’t work out then we can complain and criticise. I note that Yann had only played 45 minutes and some people are already judging his abilities. By the way this is not simply blind support for EH, in my view it is common sense and respect for the guy and the team. nonnogeppetto
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9:25am Wed 5 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins.

Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise!
UTC
^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins. Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise! UTC TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 7

9:38am Wed 5 Feb 14

swanagecherrie says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Imagine a car manufacturer taking a car for a test drive when only its chassis is in place and the by standers criticising its performance.

When or when will some people on here get the message that Eddie Howe is building a team and whilst he has to ‘test drive’ that team week in and week out (play competitive games) whilst it is still in its building stage, the team is probably not as he wants it to be Of course not everybody is performing on all cylinders you only have to look at the big money spenders in the Premiership that when a prolific goal scorer (admittedly Rantie may not have had that label) joins it doesn’t necessarily follow that he continues the trend. For all it is worth can we please stop going on about single player’s abilities and wait until the team that EH want is fully in place and if things don’t work out then we can complain and criticise. I note that Yann had only played 45 minutes and some people are already judging his abilities. By the way this is not simply blind support for EH, in my view it is common sense and respect for the guy and the team.
Great comment Nanno Building a team slowly over 3-4 seasons is the right way. lots of owners have tried to buy teams Man, city, Chelsea, it still took a while and some never done it there are no quick fixes. look at all the top quality players Watford keeps bringing in and still on the same points as us. No offence but whoever judges yann over 45 mins in his 1st game at a new club must be crazy. It is a team sport the team needs to click and run like a machine with all the parts fitting together and tuned to perfection which takes time and master mechanics I.E Eddie and Jason
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Imagine a car manufacturer taking a car for a test drive when only its chassis is in place and the by standers criticising its performance. When or when will some people on here get the message that Eddie Howe is building a team and whilst he has to ‘test drive’ that team week in and week out (play competitive games) whilst it is still in its building stage, the team is probably not as he wants it to be Of course not everybody is performing on all cylinders you only have to look at the big money spenders in the Premiership that when a prolific goal scorer (admittedly Rantie may not have had that label) joins it doesn’t necessarily follow that he continues the trend. For all it is worth can we please stop going on about single player’s abilities and wait until the team that EH want is fully in place and if things don’t work out then we can complain and criticise. I note that Yann had only played 45 minutes and some people are already judging his abilities. By the way this is not simply blind support for EH, in my view it is common sense and respect for the guy and the team.[/p][/quote]Great comment Nanno Building a team slowly over 3-4 seasons is the right way. lots of owners have tried to buy teams Man, city, Chelsea, it still took a while and some never done it there are no quick fixes. look at all the top quality players Watford keeps bringing in and still on the same points as us. No offence but whoever judges yann over 45 mins in his 1st game at a new club must be crazy. It is a team sport the team needs to click and run like a machine with all the parts fitting together and tuned to perfection which takes time and master mechanics I.E Eddie and Jason swanagecherrie
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9:40am Wed 5 Feb 14

simon cooper says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins.

Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise!
UTC
Hi Ted, yes I saw Thomas's goal and in all fairness I reckon even Ox knob could have scored from there !

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins. Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise! UTC[/p][/quote]Hi Ted, yes I saw Thomas's goal and in all fairness I reckon even Ox knob could have scored from there ! U T C I A D. simon cooper
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9:41am Wed 5 Feb 14

simon cooper says...

simon cooper wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins.

Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise!
UTC
Hi Ted, yes I saw Thomas's goal and in all fairness I reckon even Ox knob could have scored from there !

U T C I A D.
Troll patrol back on duty Ted !

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]simon cooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins. Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise! UTC[/p][/quote]Hi Ted, yes I saw Thomas's goal and in all fairness I reckon even Ox knob could have scored from there ! U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Troll patrol back on duty Ted ! U T C I A D. simon cooper
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9:42am Wed 5 Feb 14

swanagecherrie says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins.

Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise!
UTC
Thomas finds the net wherever he goes (until he gets bored and wants of to the greener grass) Good player no commitment imo.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins. Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise! UTC[/p][/quote]Thomas finds the net wherever he goes (until he gets bored and wants of to the greener grass) Good player no commitment imo. swanagecherrie
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9:48am Wed 5 Feb 14

nonnogeppetto says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins.

Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise!
UTC
I do recall him say that he bumped into everybody in Specsavers!!!!

Good on him for scoring let us hope he keeps it up and has found a team where he can thrive. UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins. Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise! UTC[/p][/quote]I do recall him say that he bumped into everybody in Specsavers!!!! Good on him for scoring let us hope he keeps it up and has found a team where he can thrive. UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
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9:58am Wed 5 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

simon cooper wrote:
simon cooper wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote: ^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins. Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise! UTC
Hi Ted, yes I saw Thomas's goal and in all fairness I reckon even Ox knob could have scored from there ! U T C I A D.
Troll patrol back on duty Ted ! U T C I A D.
I know who you are SC!!
Welcome back fella, seems like 1965 since I heard from you!!
UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]simon cooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simon cooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins. Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise! UTC[/p][/quote]Hi Ted, yes I saw Thomas's goal and in all fairness I reckon even Ox knob could have scored from there ! U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Troll patrol back on duty Ted ! U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]I know who you are SC!! Welcome back fella, seems like 1965 since I heard from you!! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
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1:05pm Wed 5 Feb 14

jontee says...

ASM wrote:
Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8.
As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team.
In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back.
I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals
You are having a laugh aren't you ? Rantie couldn't hit a barn door. No one would take him on loan.

We had to pay that to get Kermit. More surprised about 2.5 yr contract, but again its down to negotiation.
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8. As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team. In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back. I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals[/p][/quote]You are having a laugh aren't you ? Rantie couldn't hit a barn door. No one would take him on loan. We had to pay that to get Kermit. More surprised about 2.5 yr contract, but again its down to negotiation. jontee
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1:30pm Wed 5 Feb 14

bobsworthforever says...

ASM wrote:
Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8.
As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team.
In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back.
I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals
Danny was all you say but not in the Championship mainly a good League 1& 2 player our midfield is usually flat out to keep the score at 0 - 0 there cant be many better midfielders in the Championship than OKane as for Rantie agree send him out on loan hes too lightweight a the moment as for Kermogant lets give him a chance
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8. As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team. In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back. I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals[/p][/quote]Danny was all you say but not in the Championship mainly a good League 1& 2 player our midfield is usually flat out to keep the score at 0 - 0 there cant be many better midfielders in the Championship than OKane as for Rantie agree send him out on loan hes too lightweight a the moment as for Kermogant lets give him a chance bobsworthforever
  • Score: 1

1:59pm Wed 5 Feb 14

ASM says...

i am not writing kermorgant off, he must be a very good player because the charlton fans regard him as their best player, i just think 400k is a lot of money to pay for a striker when we already have so many on our books. He came on and played well.
I think Nat needs to watch a couple of matches before she judges Rantie, in most (not all) games he has played well, despite not scoring
i am not writing kermorgant off, he must be a very good player because the charlton fans regard him as their best player, i just think 400k is a lot of money to pay for a striker when we already have so many on our books. He came on and played well. I think Nat needs to watch a couple of matches before she judges Rantie, in most (not all) games he has played well, despite not scoring ASM
  • Score: 4

4:16pm Wed 5 Feb 14

abc100 says...

ASM wrote:
i am not writing kermorgant off, he must be a very good player because the charlton fans regard him as their best player, i just think 400k is a lot of money to pay for a striker when we already have so many on our books. He came on and played well. I think Nat needs to watch a couple of matches before she judges Rantie, in most (not all) games he has played well, despite not scoring
Forwards will always be judged on goals and Unfortunatly TK don't really look like scoring to many despite sometimes looking quite decent, I thought it summed him up in the last minute of the Huddersfield game good skill and pace, clean through on goal but never really looked like he was going to knock it in, I will judge him next season when he is properly settled in after a pre season
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: i am not writing kermorgant off, he must be a very good player because the charlton fans regard him as their best player, i just think 400k is a lot of money to pay for a striker when we already have so many on our books. He came on and played well. I think Nat needs to watch a couple of matches before she judges Rantie, in most (not all) games he has played well, despite not scoring[/p][/quote]Forwards will always be judged on goals and Unfortunatly TK don't really look like scoring to many despite sometimes looking quite decent, I thought it summed him up in the last minute of the Huddersfield game good skill and pace, clean through on goal but never really looked like he was going to knock it in, I will judge him next season when he is properly settled in after a pre season abc100
  • Score: 2

5:14pm Wed 5 Feb 14

simon cooper says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
simon cooper wrote:
simon cooper wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote: ^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins. Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise! UTC
Hi Ted, yes I saw Thomas's goal and in all fairness I reckon even Ox knob could have scored from there ! U T C I A D.
Troll patrol back on duty Ted ! U T C I A D.
I know who you are SC!!
Welcome back fella, seems like 1965 since I heard from you!!
UTCIAD
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[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simon cooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simon cooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins. Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise! UTC[/p][/quote]Hi Ted, yes I saw Thomas's goal and in all fairness I reckon even Ox knob could have scored from there ! U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Troll patrol back on duty Ted ! U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]I know who you are SC!! Welcome back fella, seems like 1965 since I heard from you!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I was banned for telling the truth but went a little over the top so i now have to have my real handle. Oh well such is life, like i'm bothered anyway U T C I A D. simon cooper
  • Score: 0

6:46pm Wed 5 Feb 14

golfer33 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8.
As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team.
In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back.
I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals
Also you say loan rantie out to wolves or Celtic , so he can score goals for fun ,, has he ever scored goals for fun . ? What was his goal scoring ratio for malmo ? He would never get in the Celtic side your having a laugh ..
Malmo stats are 12 goals in 36 games.
she knows nothing, just moaner, women should not comment on football.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8. As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team. In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back. I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals[/p][/quote]Also you say loan rantie out to wolves or Celtic , so he can score goals for fun ,, has he ever scored goals for fun . ? What was his goal scoring ratio for malmo ? He would never get in the Celtic side your having a laugh ..[/p][/quote]Malmo stats are 12 goals in 36 games.[/p][/quote]she knows nothing, just moaner, women should not comment on football. golfer33
  • Score: -5

8:54pm Wed 5 Feb 14

raybren says...

You could see from just 45 minutes that Yann K will bring something that we have been missing from our forward play for a while . Looking forward to seeing his link up play and goals for the rest of the season .
You could see from just 45 minutes that Yann K will bring something that we have been missing from our forward play for a while . Looking forward to seeing his link up play and goals for the rest of the season . raybren
  • Score: 1

9:37pm Wed 5 Feb 14

rednblack37 says...

golfer33 wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8.
As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team.
In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back.
I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals
Also you say loan rantie out to wolves or Celtic , so he can score goals for fun ,, has he ever scored goals for fun . ? What was his goal scoring ratio for malmo ? He would never get in the Celtic side your having a laugh ..
Malmo stats are 12 goals in 36 games.
she knows nothing, just moaner, women should not comment on football.
Disgraceful opinion about women.
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Hollands was a brilliant player who scored loads of goals from centre midfield. I really rate Arter and O'kane, but they don't score enough, maybe 2 or 3 a season, it should be more like 6 or 8. As for Kermorgant I think 400k is a lot to pay for a 32 year old striker who is nearly out of contract, especially as we didn't allow Thomas to join Swindon for 100k and we have got Pitman, Mcquoid and Rantie who can't get a run in the team. In Eddie we trust and I am sure there will be plenty more comings and goings in the summer. I really rate Rantie and would have loved to see him go somewhere like Wolves, Coventry, Sheffield Utd or Celtic where on loan where he could play in front of massive crowds and score for fun to get his confidence back. I also hope to see Coulibally play some games this season because he can score goals[/p][/quote]Also you say loan rantie out to wolves or Celtic , so he can score goals for fun ,, has he ever scored goals for fun . ? What was his goal scoring ratio for malmo ? He would never get in the Celtic side your having a laugh ..[/p][/quote]Malmo stats are 12 goals in 36 games.[/p][/quote]she knows nothing, just moaner, women should not comment on football.[/p][/quote]Disgraceful opinion about women. rednblack37
  • Score: 2

3:00am Thu 6 Feb 14

ASM says...

for the rantie doubters, give him time to settle and see what he is capable of http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=uTRWj5OfU
x0
for the rantie doubters, give him time to settle and see what he is capable of http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=uTRWj5OfU x0 ASM
  • Score: 0

8:05am Thu 6 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

simon cooper wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
simon cooper wrote:
simon cooper wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote: ^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins. Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise! UTC
Hi Ted, yes I saw Thomas's goal and in all fairness I reckon even Ox knob could have scored from there ! U T C I A D.
Troll patrol back on duty Ted ! U T C I A D.
I know who you are SC!! Welcome back fella, seems like 1965 since I heard from you!! UTCIAD
I was banned for telling the truth but went a little over the top so i now have to have my real handle. Oh well such is life, like i'm bothered anyway U T C I A D.
and the moral is...don't attack a 'prophet' (not in public anyway)
;-}
[quote][p][bold]simon cooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simon cooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simon cooper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Well put Nonno, just glad Yann didn't get a references from W£ggins. Out of interest I saw Wes Thomas managed to find the back of the net for Rotherham last weekend, no Specsavers quips from me, I promise! UTC[/p][/quote]Hi Ted, yes I saw Thomas's goal and in all fairness I reckon even Ox knob could have scored from there ! U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Troll patrol back on duty Ted ! U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]I know who you are SC!! Welcome back fella, seems like 1965 since I heard from you!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I was banned for telling the truth but went a little over the top so i now have to have my real handle. Oh well such is life, like i'm bothered anyway U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]and the moral is...don't attack a 'prophet' (not in public anyway) ;-} TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 0

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