AFC Bournemouth: Howe disappointed not to claim victory at Reebok

Bournemouth Echo: BOSS: Eddie Howe BOSS: Eddie Howe

BOSS Eddie Howe felt Cherries had deserved all three points from a superb comeback at Bolton this afternoon.

Howe’s men were left to rue a slow start as they fell 2-0 behind inside the opening 32 minutes at the Reebok Stadium, goals from Chung-Yong Lee and Lukas Jutkiewicz putting Dougie Freedman’s side firmly in control.

But Cherries responded well and Lewis Grabban’s 30-yard strike just seconds after Jutkiewicz’s goal got the visitors back in the clash.

And after Howe’s charges had dominated the early exchanges in the second period, Simon Francis’s low header midway through the half levelled matters.

Howe, who watched his side weather a late storm from the hosts to claim a point, said: “I felt we deserved to win and we were disappointed not to get three points. It’s mixed emotions really. I felt we passed the ball better than Bolton for the majority of the game and created more chances.

“We were disappointed with their first goal as we switched off for second phase set-piece. Their second goal was a good finish, though.

“We felt if we could get the first goal we would have a good chance to win game but we responded well to going behind and got that second goal which was pleasing.

“We took some heavy beatings early in the season and didn’t respond but we have learned from those games and once we started to believe how good we could be, we saw a good Bournemouth performance today.”

Howe was quick to praise the impact of goalscorer Grabban, who ran Wanderers centre-halves Tim Ream and Matt Mills ragged for most of the afternoon.

Howe added: “Lewis does well up top on his own and I think the role suits him. His work rate and ability to dominate two defenders enables us to dominate the midfield and long may it continue.

“Our bench was stronger today than it has been, too, and it all bodes well for the future.”

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6:57pm Sat 8 Feb 14

devon fan says...

a good point Eddie and the team did well, but I cannot help being puzzled by this continued playing one up front, nearly everu week we end up chasing a goal make two striker substitutions and end up pushing Grabban out to the wing were he is mostly taken out of the game, the team is improving it now has a fighting spirit so dont ruin it by being negative
a good point Eddie and the team did well, but I cannot help being puzzled by this continued playing one up front, nearly everu week we end up chasing a goal make two striker substitutions and end up pushing Grabban out to the wing were he is mostly taken out of the game, the team is improving it now has a fighting spirit so dont ruin it by being negative devon fan

7:28pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Solentcherry says...

He's not the only one whose disappointed . I thought with Bolton's recent poor form and lack of confidence at home, that this game was an excellent chance to go for an away win and three elusive points. Also, would have been sweet revenge for when they mugged us in November and celebrated as if they had won the league.!
With the attacking players we now have available, I thought we could have been more daring from the start.
However, have to give credit for the fight back from 2 down.
Onwards we go. COYC.
He's not the only one whose disappointed . I thought with Bolton's recent poor form and lack of confidence at home, that this game was an excellent chance to go for an away win and three elusive points. Also, would have been sweet revenge for when they mugged us in November and celebrated as if they had won the league.! With the attacking players we now have available, I thought we could have been more daring from the start. However, have to give credit for the fight back from 2 down. Onwards we go. COYC. Solentcherry

8:39pm Sat 8 Feb 14

MidlandExile says...

So, just back from Bolton, seen the boys stage a great comeback and dominate three quarters of the second half, only to see negativity screaming out of the first two posts. We have gained another point away from home, played some great football and shown real character to haul ourselves back into the game. There is always room for improvement but when will people stop questioning Eddie's tactics. Look at what he is achieving - a draw at Bolton who were playing Premiership football and getting to cup semis only a few years ago. We're also playing the best football I have ever seen a Bournemouth side play in almost 50 years of supporting them. Get a grip guys and enjoy it while you can.
So, just back from Bolton, seen the boys stage a great comeback and dominate three quarters of the second half, only to see negativity screaming out of the first two posts. We have gained another point away from home, played some great football and shown real character to haul ourselves back into the game. There is always room for improvement but when will people stop questioning Eddie's tactics. Look at what he is achieving - a draw at Bolton who were playing Premiership football and getting to cup semis only a few years ago. We're also playing the best football I have ever seen a Bournemouth side play in almost 50 years of supporting them. Get a grip guys and enjoy it while you can. MidlandExile

9:02pm Sat 8 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.
Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to. pete woodley

9:27pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Judaas says...

pete woodley wrote:
Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.
No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.[/p][/quote]No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games. Judaas

9:33pm Sat 8 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

Judaas wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.
No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games.
Those who travelled up are true supporters and attended the game,CANT YOU UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.,WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WENT UP ,TO DO THEIR SHOPPING ?.
[quote][p][bold]Judaas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.[/p][/quote]No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games.[/p][/quote]Those who travelled up are true supporters and attended the game,CANT YOU UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.,WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WENT UP ,TO DO THEIR SHOPPING ?. pete woodley

10:59pm Sat 8 Feb 14

redster says...

Well done lads good come back and could have won!
Harry had a battling performance sounded like he was taking a few knocks.
This team are building a reputation and rightly so, good substitution from Eddie.
We have come up some incredible goal keeping and to be fair Lee Camp has kept us in the last few games.
Perhaps if we can overcome some of these one ons with the oppositions goalies we will have a big win Before too long!
UTC,s
Well done lads good come back and could have won! Harry had a battling performance sounded like he was taking a few knocks. This team are building a reputation and rightly so, good substitution from Eddie. We have come up some incredible goal keeping and to be fair Lee Camp has kept us in the last few games. Perhaps if we can overcome some of these one ons with the oppositions goalies we will have a big win Before too long! UTC,s redster

11:41pm Sat 8 Feb 14

awayanchors says...

17 games to go, and taking into account our first 17=19pts and out last 17=18 points I don't see any reason that we can't make 53 or 54 and stay in this league. Having said that the final third with the interesting signings could see us more towards the top end of the table.
UTCIAD
17 games to go, and taking into account our first 17=19pts and out last 17=18 points I don't see any reason that we can't make 53 or 54 and stay in this league. Having said that the final third with the interesting signings could see us more towards the top end of the table. UTCIAD awayanchors

7:36am Sun 9 Feb 14

Afcbpete says...

On the face of it, I can understand some of the comments. But as usual some on here aren't looking at the broader picture. Eddie had said training was not surprisingly affected by this horrendous weather, so Yann in particular hasn't had time to form any sort of partnership with anyone. I would expect TK to come off the bench for much of the rest of the season, so all in all, coming on as second half substitutes is hardly a surprise!!
On the face of it, I can understand some of the comments. But as usual some on here aren't looking at the broader picture. Eddie had said training was not surprisingly affected by this horrendous weather, so Yann in particular hasn't had time to form any sort of partnership with anyone. I would expect TK to come off the bench for much of the rest of the season, so all in all, coming on as second half substitutes is hardly a surprise!! Afcbpete

9:04am Sun 9 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
On the face of it, I can understand some of the comments. But as usual some on here aren't looking at the broader picture. Eddie had said training was not surprisingly affected by this horrendous weather, so Yann in particular hasn't had time to form any sort of partnership with anyone. I would expect TK to come off the bench for much of the rest of the season, so all in all, coming on as second half substitutes is hardly a surprise!!
It has to be yann and grabbs , that start every time . It was a good result yesterday , lets hope we can get a result against burnley next week . The only trouble is , Ings looked on fire yesterday , his ball control is amazing . So let's hope yann and grabbs can turn on a good performance ..
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: On the face of it, I can understand some of the comments. But as usual some on here aren't looking at the broader picture. Eddie had said training was not surprisingly affected by this horrendous weather, so Yann in particular hasn't had time to form any sort of partnership with anyone. I would expect TK to come off the bench for much of the rest of the season, so all in all, coming on as second half substitutes is hardly a surprise!![/p][/quote]It has to be yann and grabbs , that start every time . It was a good result yesterday , lets hope we can get a result against burnley next week . The only trouble is , Ings looked on fire yesterday , his ball control is amazing . So let's hope yann and grabbs can turn on a good performance .. Nat1234

9:50am Sun 9 Feb 14

talbotruss says...

I haven't seen anyone mention it yet but the quality of our corners yesterday was so much better than we are used to seeing.

I can't remember any short corners and instead, especially in the second half, Arter from the left and Harte from the right sent in a series of top class pacy inswingers which are always the most dangerous and which we need to see a lot more of. Ironically it was probably the worst of these which yielded Francis' goal but Cook hit the post from a tight angle from another and just the fact that we are talking about goals and chances from corners surely shows we need to do this a lot more often.

Professional footballers should be able to deliver good quality dead balls into the box when they get the chance, so - while it's good to mix things up - the general trend of short corners that end up leading to nothing and sometimes don't even get a cross in does need to be questioned, in my opinion.

This is where we really see the benefit of Harte's skill and it's been important that he has come in and played well in Daniels' absence and offered this threat, rather than appearing to weaken the team as many of us may have feared.
Great comeback, definitely the better side, should have won it, never mind. Looking strong for the rest of the season.
I haven't seen anyone mention it yet but the quality of our corners yesterday was so much better than we are used to seeing. I can't remember any short corners and instead, especially in the second half, Arter from the left and Harte from the right sent in a series of top class pacy inswingers which are always the most dangerous and which we need to see a lot more of. Ironically it was probably the worst of these which yielded Francis' goal but Cook hit the post from a tight angle from another and just the fact that we are talking about goals and chances from corners surely shows we need to do this a lot more often. Professional footballers should be able to deliver good quality dead balls into the box when they get the chance, so - while it's good to mix things up - the general trend of short corners that end up leading to nothing and sometimes don't even get a cross in does need to be questioned, in my opinion. This is where we really see the benefit of Harte's skill and it's been important that he has come in and played well in Daniels' absence and offered this threat, rather than appearing to weaken the team as many of us may have feared. Great comeback, definitely the better side, should have won it, never mind. Looking strong for the rest of the season. talbotruss

12:08pm Sun 9 Feb 14

devon fan says...

pete woodley wrote:
Judaas wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.
No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games.
Those who travelled up are true supporters and attended the game,CANT YOU UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.,WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WENT UP ,TO DO THEIR SHOPPING ?.
having supported the club since 1947 and been aseason ticket holder for 30 years during my more active years never missed a youth match at chapelgate before rushing off to Dean Court I feel as a supporter I have as much right to make a comment without being called negative we all back Eddie inmost things he does but there is no doubt ther is a tendency to be negative especially in away matches and one up front is not exactly contributing to our attacking ambitions, the team is better than this and Eddie should have a little more faith in his players, if you are not going to use them why buy them
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Judaas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.[/p][/quote]No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games.[/p][/quote]Those who travelled up are true supporters and attended the game,CANT YOU UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.,WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WENT UP ,TO DO THEIR SHOPPING ?.[/p][/quote]having supported the club since 1947 and been aseason ticket holder for 30 years during my more active years never missed a youth match at chapelgate before rushing off to Dean Court I feel as a supporter I have as much right to make a comment without being called negative we all back Eddie inmost things he does but there is no doubt ther is a tendency to be negative especially in away matches and one up front is not exactly contributing to our attacking ambitions, the team is better than this and Eddie should have a little more faith in his players, if you are not going to use them why buy them devon fan

12:59pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Square Old Codger says...

Solentcherry wrote:
He's not the only one whose disappointed . I thought with Bolton's recent poor form and lack of confidence at home, that this game was an excellent chance to go for an away win and three elusive points. Also, would have been sweet revenge for when they mugged us in November and celebrated as if they had won the league.! With the attacking players we now have available, I thought we could have been more daring from the start. However, have to give credit for the fight back from 2 down. Onwards we go. COYC.
Eddie has to make the best use of the players he has, he clearly thinks that one up front is the best tactic, strengthening the mid field and after the terrible defence lapses early in the Season I can understand that, we have conceded 49 goals in 29 games, only Millwall have shipped more goals in, almost 2 a game, yesterdays game maintained this average. The strategy of bringing on Rantie for the last quarter makes sense too, the last thing tiring defenders like is real pace coming at them. Camp has been a great find and has resolved one of our weaknesses. Yann as he gets to know his team mates and our style of play may solve another, but we are stronger and the aim this Season is to stay up, one which we are well on our way to achieving. I am more than content to "leave it to Eddie" strangely, none of the complaints are coming from people who made the long trek to Bolton!.
[quote][p][bold]Solentcherry[/bold] wrote: He's not the only one whose disappointed . I thought with Bolton's recent poor form and lack of confidence at home, that this game was an excellent chance to go for an away win and three elusive points. Also, would have been sweet revenge for when they mugged us in November and celebrated as if they had won the league.! With the attacking players we now have available, I thought we could have been more daring from the start. However, have to give credit for the fight back from 2 down. Onwards we go. COYC.[/p][/quote]Eddie has to make the best use of the players he has, he clearly thinks that one up front is the best tactic, strengthening the mid field and after the terrible defence lapses early in the Season I can understand that, we have conceded 49 goals in 29 games, only Millwall have shipped more goals in, almost 2 a game, yesterdays game maintained this average. The strategy of bringing on Rantie for the last quarter makes sense too, the last thing tiring defenders like is real pace coming at them. Camp has been a great find and has resolved one of our weaknesses. Yann as he gets to know his team mates and our style of play may solve another, but we are stronger and the aim this Season is to stay up, one which we are well on our way to achieving. I am more than content to "leave it to Eddie" strangely, none of the complaints are coming from people who made the long trek to Bolton!. Square Old Codger

3:12pm Sun 9 Feb 14

CherryBee says...

As I was leaving the ground yesterday a Bolton fan stopped me and said what a good footballing side AFCB are, what a great compliment from a supporter who has been used to seeing Premiership football over the last 10 years, we may not be near the top but all the fans who travel away appreciate the way that the team plays and some of the football at Bolton was excellent.
UTCIAD
As I was leaving the ground yesterday a Bolton fan stopped me and said what a good footballing side AFCB are, what a great compliment from a supporter who has been used to seeing Premiership football over the last 10 years, we may not be near the top but all the fans who travel away appreciate the way that the team plays and some of the football at Bolton was excellent. UTCIAD CherryBee

4:06pm Sun 9 Feb 14

cromwell9 says...

We will be okay
It was a great fight back after going 2 down,
Eddie has the players and the kraft to keep us in this league,
Okaine made a huge clanger,and he knows it,
We need 50-52 points to stay up .
17 games to get 16 points ,
I am happy
We will be okay It was a great fight back after going 2 down, Eddie has the players and the kraft to keep us in this league, Okaine made a huge clanger,and he knows it, We need 50-52 points to stay up . 17 games to get 16 points , I am happy cromwell9

4:59pm Sun 9 Feb 14

MidlandExile says...

devon fan wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Judaas wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.
No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games.
Those who travelled up are true supporters and attended the game,CANT YOU UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.,WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WENT UP ,TO DO THEIR SHOPPING ?.
having supported the club since 1947 and been aseason ticket holder for 30 years during my more active years never missed a youth match at chapelgate before rushing off to Dean Court I feel as a supporter I have as much right to make a comment without being called negative we all back Eddie inmost things he does but there is no doubt ther is a tendency to be negative especially in away matches and one up front is not exactly contributing to our attacking ambitions, the team is better than this and Eddie should have a little more faith in his players, if you are not going to use them why buy them
I get to more away games than home and have to take issue with the view that we have a tendency to be negative in away matches. Playing one up front does not automatically mean you are concentrating mainly on defence. Grabbs does a great job on his own and, providing other players get up to support, one up front can often be more positive than two. I would agree that we do sometimes struggle to provide enough support in the box but the formation itself is not negative. I have also seen comments from Bolton fans on websites saying how good a footballing side we are. Surely, Devon fan, you must agree that this is some of the best football Bournemouth fans have ever had the good fortune to see and against good opposition as well!
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Judaas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.[/p][/quote]No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games.[/p][/quote]Those who travelled up are true supporters and attended the game,CANT YOU UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.,WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WENT UP ,TO DO THEIR SHOPPING ?.[/p][/quote]having supported the club since 1947 and been aseason ticket holder for 30 years during my more active years never missed a youth match at chapelgate before rushing off to Dean Court I feel as a supporter I have as much right to make a comment without being called negative we all back Eddie inmost things he does but there is no doubt ther is a tendency to be negative especially in away matches and one up front is not exactly contributing to our attacking ambitions, the team is better than this and Eddie should have a little more faith in his players, if you are not going to use them why buy them[/p][/quote]I get to more away games than home and have to take issue with the view that we have a tendency to be negative in away matches. Playing one up front does not automatically mean you are concentrating mainly on defence. Grabbs does a great job on his own and, providing other players get up to support, one up front can often be more positive than two. I would agree that we do sometimes struggle to provide enough support in the box but the formation itself is not negative. I have also seen comments from Bolton fans on websites saying how good a footballing side we are. Surely, Devon fan, you must agree that this is some of the best football Bournemouth fans have ever had the good fortune to see and against good opposition as well! MidlandExile

5:11pm Sun 9 Feb 14

gtd says...

Eddie must play two strikers up front if he wants to score goals; the present system is quite frankly ridiculous. We outplay other teams and do not win - because we don't score......We pass it side to side until we lose it; we don't shoot or get into the box. Am I the only one who is fed up with this system?

ps Pitman is a proven goal scorer
Eddie must play two strikers up front if he wants to score goals; the present system is quite frankly ridiculous. We outplay other teams and do not win - because we don't score......We pass it side to side until we lose it; we don't shoot or get into the box. Am I the only one who is fed up with this system? ps Pitman is a proven goal scorer gtd

5:34pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

gtd wrote:
Eddie must play two strikers up front if he wants to score goals; the present system is quite frankly ridiculous. We outplay other teams and do not win - because we don't score......We pass it side to side until we lose it; we don't shoot or get into the box. Am I the only one who is fed up with this system?

ps Pitman is a proven goal scorer
Just give yann a chance to settle in , when Eddie sees how best to play him , we will see some more goals . Because unlike some of the forwards we've got he is a very good centre forward ,, then next season I think we will see a couple of new forwards . I think Eddie will get rid of 3 of our current forwards ,..
[quote][p][bold]gtd[/bold] wrote: Eddie must play two strikers up front if he wants to score goals; the present system is quite frankly ridiculous. We outplay other teams and do not win - because we don't score......We pass it side to side until we lose it; we don't shoot or get into the box. Am I the only one who is fed up with this system? ps Pitman is a proven goal scorer[/p][/quote]Just give yann a chance to settle in , when Eddie sees how best to play him , we will see some more goals . Because unlike some of the forwards we've got he is a very good centre forward ,, then next season I think we will see a couple of new forwards . I think Eddie will get rid of 3 of our current forwards ,.. Nat1234

5:58pm Sun 9 Feb 14

raybren says...

Who would have predicted 3/4 years ago that our manager is not happy with a draw at Bolton ! Fast forward 3/4 years to our poor result at Old Trafford where we failed to obtain 3 points and had to settle for one !
Who would have predicted 3/4 years ago that our manager is not happy with a draw at Bolton ! Fast forward 3/4 years to our poor result at Old Trafford where we failed to obtain 3 points and had to settle for one ! raybren

7:07pm Sun 9 Feb 14

devon fan says...

MidlandExile wrote:
devon fan wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Judaas wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.
No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games.
Those who travelled up are true supporters and attended the game,CANT YOU UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.,WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WENT UP ,TO DO THEIR SHOPPING ?.
having supported the club since 1947 and been aseason ticket holder for 30 years during my more active years never missed a youth match at chapelgate before rushing off to Dean Court I feel as a supporter I have as much right to make a comment without being called negative we all back Eddie inmost things he does but there is no doubt ther is a tendency to be negative especially in away matches and one up front is not exactly contributing to our attacking ambitions, the team is better than this and Eddie should have a little more faith in his players, if you are not going to use them why buy them
I get to more away games than home and have to take issue with the view that we have a tendency to be negative in away matches. Playing one up front does not automatically mean you are concentrating mainly on defence. Grabbs does a great job on his own and, providing other players get up to support, one up front can often be more positive than two. I would agree that we do sometimes struggle to provide enough support in the box but the formation itself is not negative. I have also seen comments from Bolton fans on websites saying how good a footballing side we are. Surely, Devon fan, you must agree that this is some of the best football Bournemouth fans have ever had the good fortune to see and against good opposition as well!
yes I agree I have no complaints with the standard of football played, all I am saying that if you dominate games and keep goo possession but are still continually chasing the game and do not get the results you deserve then something has to be wrong with the system, if the midfield were scoring goals and supporting the lone striker I would say the system works but as they are not how can we say it works and gets the best out of the players
[quote][p][bold]MidlandExile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Judaas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.[/p][/quote]No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games.[/p][/quote]Those who travelled up are true supporters and attended the game,CANT YOU UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.,WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WENT UP ,TO DO THEIR SHOPPING ?.[/p][/quote]having supported the club since 1947 and been aseason ticket holder for 30 years during my more active years never missed a youth match at chapelgate before rushing off to Dean Court I feel as a supporter I have as much right to make a comment without being called negative we all back Eddie inmost things he does but there is no doubt ther is a tendency to be negative especially in away matches and one up front is not exactly contributing to our attacking ambitions, the team is better than this and Eddie should have a little more faith in his players, if you are not going to use them why buy them[/p][/quote]I get to more away games than home and have to take issue with the view that we have a tendency to be negative in away matches. Playing one up front does not automatically mean you are concentrating mainly on defence. Grabbs does a great job on his own and, providing other players get up to support, one up front can often be more positive than two. I would agree that we do sometimes struggle to provide enough support in the box but the formation itself is not negative. I have also seen comments from Bolton fans on websites saying how good a footballing side we are. Surely, Devon fan, you must agree that this is some of the best football Bournemouth fans have ever had the good fortune to see and against good opposition as well![/p][/quote]yes I agree I have no complaints with the standard of football played, all I am saying that if you dominate games and keep goo possession but are still continually chasing the game and do not get the results you deserve then something has to be wrong with the system, if the midfield were scoring goals and supporting the lone striker I would say the system works but as they are not how can we say it works and gets the best out of the players devon fan

10:21am Mon 10 Feb 14

a real supporter says...

devon fan wrote:
MidlandExile wrote:
devon fan wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Judaas wrote:
pete woodley wrote: Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.
No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games.
Those who travelled up are true supporters and attended the game,CANT YOU UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.,WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WENT UP ,TO DO THEIR SHOPPING ?.
having supported the club since 1947 and been aseason ticket holder for 30 years during my more active years never missed a youth match at chapelgate before rushing off to Dean Court I feel as a supporter I have as much right to make a comment without being called negative we all back Eddie inmost things he does but there is no doubt ther is a tendency to be negative especially in away matches and one up front is not exactly contributing to our attacking ambitions, the team is better than this and Eddie should have a little more faith in his players, if you are not going to use them why buy them
I get to more away games than home and have to take issue with the view that we have a tendency to be negative in away matches. Playing one up front does not automatically mean you are concentrating mainly on defence. Grabbs does a great job on his own and, providing other players get up to support, one up front can often be more positive than two. I would agree that we do sometimes struggle to provide enough support in the box but the formation itself is not negative. I have also seen comments from Bolton fans on websites saying how good a footballing side we are. Surely, Devon fan, you must agree that this is some of the best football Bournemouth fans have ever had the good fortune to see and against good opposition as well!
yes I agree I have no complaints with the standard of football played, all I am saying that if you dominate games and keep goo possession but are still continually chasing the game and do not get the results you deserve then something has to be wrong with the system, if the midfield were scoring goals and supporting the lone striker I would say the system works but as they are not how can we say it works and gets the best out of the players
You are absolutely right Devon just look at the midfield scoring stats on the website> League goals Fraser 2 (appearances 23), O'Kane 1 (22), Arter 1(22) Surman 0 (19) Only Ritchie 5 (14) & Pugh 4 (28) come out with any credit. If we are to play a lone striker the midfield have to help out with scoring.
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MidlandExile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Judaas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Well done to those who travelled up,and if you want to moan you are entitled to.[/p][/quote]No your not unless your are a supporter and attend games.[/p][/quote]Those who travelled up are true supporters and attended the game,CANT YOU UNDERSTAND ENGLISH.,WHY DO YOU THINK THEY WENT UP ,TO DO THEIR SHOPPING ?.[/p][/quote]having supported the club since 1947 and been aseason ticket holder for 30 years during my more active years never missed a youth match at chapelgate before rushing off to Dean Court I feel as a supporter I have as much right to make a comment without being called negative we all back Eddie inmost things he does but there is no doubt ther is a tendency to be negative especially in away matches and one up front is not exactly contributing to our attacking ambitions, the team is better than this and Eddie should have a little more faith in his players, if you are not going to use them why buy them[/p][/quote]I get to more away games than home and have to take issue with the view that we have a tendency to be negative in away matches. Playing one up front does not automatically mean you are concentrating mainly on defence. Grabbs does a great job on his own and, providing other players get up to support, one up front can often be more positive than two. I would agree that we do sometimes struggle to provide enough support in the box but the formation itself is not negative. I have also seen comments from Bolton fans on websites saying how good a footballing side we are. Surely, Devon fan, you must agree that this is some of the best football Bournemouth fans have ever had the good fortune to see and against good opposition as well![/p][/quote]yes I agree I have no complaints with the standard of football played, all I am saying that if you dominate games and keep goo possession but are still continually chasing the game and do not get the results you deserve then something has to be wrong with the system, if the midfield were scoring goals and supporting the lone striker I would say the system works but as they are not how can we say it works and gets the best out of the players[/p][/quote]You are absolutely right Devon just look at the midfield scoring stats on the website> League goals Fraser 2 (appearances 23), O'Kane 1 (22), Arter 1(22) Surman 0 (19) Only Ritchie 5 (14) & Pugh 4 (28) come out with any credit. If we are to play a lone striker the midfield have to help out with scoring. a real supporter

2:18pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Tom Griffiths of Bransgore says...

Some very good and interesting posts this week and some varied opinions on how Eddie should set out his team .Devon fan does tend ,at times to be over critical but that comes from the years he has supported the club when they were achieving very little and he is now desperately keen and anxious to see them do well, now that the team and Eddie have reached the highest level in their history.
Great to see the website being used for people to express their ideas and opinions to which they are fully entitled, and showing a genuine interest in the future of "The Cherries". Congratulations to all our travelling supporters,Esspecial
ly in the very uncertain weather conditions
Some very good and interesting posts this week and some varied opinions on how Eddie should set out his team .Devon fan does tend ,at times to be over critical but that comes from the years he has supported the club when they were achieving very little and he is now desperately keen and anxious to see them do well, now that the team and Eddie have reached the highest level in their history. Great to see the website being used for people to express their ideas and opinions to which they are fully entitled, and showing a genuine interest in the future of "The Cherries". Congratulations to all our travelling supporters,Esspecial ly in the very uncertain weather conditions Tom Griffiths of Bransgore

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