AFC Bournemouth: Loan star Surman open to extending Cherries stint

Bournemouth Echo: OPEN MINDED: AFC Bournemouth loan star Andrew Surman OPEN MINDED: AFC Bournemouth loan star Andrew Surman

SETTLED star Andrew Surman has revealed he would be open to discussing an extension to his Cherries stay.

The 27-year-old, on a season-long loan from Premier League Norwich City, has played a starring role in a revitalised Cherries midfield since the start of December.

Despite starting just three of Cherries’ opening 17 Championship matches, resurgent Surman has made himself a mainstay in the middle of the park, securing a spot in Eddie Howe’s XI for the past 12 league games.

His form alongside anchor man Eunan O’Kane and creative spark Harry Arter has attracted plenty of plaudits from the Dean Court faithful.

The former Southampton man, whose Canaries contract expires at the end of next season, reiterated he has yet to discuss his long-term future with either his parent club or Cherries.

But with his destiny at Carrow Road unclear, Surman refused to rule out the possibility of staying in Dorset should the move suit both parties.

Surman told the Daily Echo: “Having signed on loan for the season I knew I was going to be here which helped me to settle in and I have really enjoyed it.

“Maybe we need to revaluate what’s best for me and the club, but with January gone we probably wouldn’t be discussing anything concrete until the summer.

“It’s just a case of having in mind what I want to do next season and I will have to see what Norwich say as well because I’m not sure what their intentions are at this stage. It’s all up in the air.

“If it was right for everyone, of course I would be open to it (staying at Cherries).

"It just depends on where things are when the summer comes round because I know I have got a few decisions to make.”

Meanwhile, Surman put Cherries’ recent upturn in fortunes down to the less-experienced squad members quickly learning about the wily ways of the Championship and hailed his midfield colleagues for bringing out the best in his game.

He added: “Eunan O'Kane has done well since getting his run in the team.

“He suits that sitting role in midfield and gets us playing which has enabled me and Harry Arter to get forward and press the opposition a bit more.

“Everyone has learned a lot from this season, including myself. The younger players have really come on and got more belief from learning the way football is played in this league.

“We have learned to stay in games now. When we had those bad results at the start of the season it was because we still went for it after going a couple of goals down.

"We didn't give ourselves a chance and by the time it got to three or four we were just trying to keep down the score.”

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11:48am Wed 12 Feb 14

jontee says...

Thanks, but no thanks.
Thanks, but no thanks. jontee

12:18pm Wed 12 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Having Surman in midfield does not seem to have done us any harm at all. In fact since he has been in and O'Kane has adopted his position we have been quite a strong side in midfield and only been lacking in our finishing, which I'm sure will come and then how the floodgates will open!!!

In my opinion he would be a good aquisition.

Starting to get the buzz for the Bumley game, even looking forward to seeing Ingsy & Vokes....on the losing side of course!
UTMC
Having Surman in midfield does not seem to have done us any harm at all. In fact since he has been in and O'Kane has adopted his position we have been quite a strong side in midfield and only been lacking in our finishing, which I'm sure will come and then how the floodgates will open!!! In my opinion he would be a good aquisition. Starting to get the buzz for the Bumley game, even looking forward to seeing Ingsy & Vokes....on the losing side of course! UTMC TedMacsCherryPants

12:33pm Wed 12 Feb 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

TedMacsCherryPants, . . THE FLOODGATES are already open. . . . There is now more water in Somerset than in the supermarkets own brand ham.
TedMacsCherryPants, . . THE FLOODGATES are already open. . . . There is now more water in Somerset than in the supermarkets own brand ham. RED LETTER DAY

1:31pm Wed 12 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants, . . THE FLOODGATES are already open. . . . There is now more water in Somerset than in the supermarkets own brand ham.
RLD: As long as the pitch at DC is good for Saturday I can live with soggy ham!
^ OMG that sounds like a very dodgy euphimism!!!
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: TedMacsCherryPants, . . THE FLOODGATES are already open. . . . There is now more water in Somerset than in the supermarkets own brand ham.[/p][/quote]RLD: As long as the pitch at DC is good for Saturday I can live with soggy ham! ^ OMG that sounds like a very dodgy euphimism!!! TedMacsCherryPants

1:33pm Wed 12 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote: TedMacsCherryPants, . . THE FLOODGATES are already open. . . . There is now more water in Somerset than in the supermarkets own brand ham.
RLD: As long as the pitch at DC is good for Saturday I can live with soggy ham! ^ OMG that sounds like a very dodgy euphimism!!!
'soggy ham' I mean not RLD - better check the Urban Dictionary quick.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: TedMacsCherryPants, . . THE FLOODGATES are already open. . . . There is now more water in Somerset than in the supermarkets own brand ham.[/p][/quote]RLD: As long as the pitch at DC is good for Saturday I can live with soggy ham! ^ OMG that sounds like a very dodgy euphimism!!![/p][/quote]'soggy ham' I mean not RLD - better check the Urban Dictionary quick. TedMacsCherryPants

2:21pm Wed 12 Feb 14

ASM says...

Surman is the only player in the team (starting 11) who I don't really rate. He some times links up with pugh and arter quite well but never feeds the strikers or looks like scoring himself, I think he bottles it when we come forward and attack.
Eddie Howe has put a lot of faith in him by completely dropping Maccy D and not playing two strikers, and in Ed I trust, so there must be something I am not seeing
Surman is the only player in the team (starting 11) who I don't really rate. He some times links up with pugh and arter quite well but never feeds the strikers or looks like scoring himself, I think he bottles it when we come forward and attack. Eddie Howe has put a lot of faith in him by completely dropping Maccy D and not playing two strikers, and in Ed I trust, so there must be something I am not seeing ASM

3:11pm Wed 12 Feb 14

eaststandman says...

He's very solid. Has been an inspiration, especially away from home.

It's not by accident that we have consolidated in this league since we've had this midfield trio.
He's very solid. Has been an inspiration, especially away from home. It's not by accident that we have consolidated in this league since we've had this midfield trio. eaststandman

3:27pm Wed 12 Feb 14

abc100 says...

ASM wrote:
Surman is the only player in the team (starting 11) who I don't really rate. He some times links up with pugh and arter quite well but never feeds the strikers or looks like scoring himself, I think he bottles it when we come forward and attack. Eddie Howe has put a lot of faith in him by completely dropping Maccy D and not playing two strikers, and in Ed I trust, so there must be something I am not seeing
Yeah you definatly are missing it or you don't watch is play very often, he has played very well and is very solid, the reason Macca don't play is cos he plays a couple then is injured for eight games
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Surman is the only player in the team (starting 11) who I don't really rate. He some times links up with pugh and arter quite well but never feeds the strikers or looks like scoring himself, I think he bottles it when we come forward and attack. Eddie Howe has put a lot of faith in him by completely dropping Maccy D and not playing two strikers, and in Ed I trust, so there must be something I am not seeing[/p][/quote]Yeah you definatly are missing it or you don't watch is play very often, he has played very well and is very solid, the reason Macca don't play is cos he plays a couple then is injured for eight games abc100

5:46pm Wed 12 Feb 14

dekayedcherry says...

Surman is a quality player and gives the midfield a solidity in the midfield three and rarely comes off when we go to 442 later in the game, usually moving left side of the 4.
It was good to see that last night's results appeared to all go our way. All the teams around or below us lost or drew with the exception of Watford who moved 3pts ahead of us but Huddersfield only 2 pts ahead and we have a game in hand.
If we can beat Burnley on Saturday and get 3 valuable points then that could move us up the table a few places as a lot of the teams around or below are playing one another. Up the mighty cherries.
Surman is a quality player and gives the midfield a solidity in the midfield three and rarely comes off when we go to 442 later in the game, usually moving left side of the 4. It was good to see that last night's results appeared to all go our way. All the teams around or below us lost or drew with the exception of Watford who moved 3pts ahead of us but Huddersfield only 2 pts ahead and we have a game in hand. If we can beat Burnley on Saturday and get 3 valuable points then that could move us up the table a few places as a lot of the teams around or below are playing one another. Up the mighty cherries. dekayedcherry

5:54pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

ASM wrote:
Surman is the only player in the team (starting 11) who I don't really rate. He some times links up with pugh and arter quite well but never feeds the strikers or looks like scoring himself, I think he bottles it when we come forward and attack.
Eddie Howe has put a lot of faith in him by completely dropping Maccy D and not playing two strikers, and in Ed I trust, so there must be something I am not seeing
Are you a fan of rantie by any chance . Surman. Is a great player ..
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Surman is the only player in the team (starting 11) who I don't really rate. He some times links up with pugh and arter quite well but never feeds the strikers or looks like scoring himself, I think he bottles it when we come forward and attack. Eddie Howe has put a lot of faith in him by completely dropping Maccy D and not playing two strikers, and in Ed I trust, so there must be something I am not seeing[/p][/quote]Are you a fan of rantie by any chance . Surman. Is a great player .. Nat1234

6:59pm Wed 12 Feb 14

afcb-mark says...

Nat1234 wrote:
ASM wrote:
Surman is the only player in the team (starting 11) who I don't really rate. He some times links up with pugh and arter quite well but never feeds the strikers or looks like scoring himself, I think he bottles it when we come forward and attack.
Eddie Howe has put a lot of faith in him by completely dropping Maccy D and not playing two strikers, and in Ed I trust, so there must be something I am not seeing
Are you a fan of rantie by any chance . Surman. Is a great player ..
I'm a fan of Rantie, do agree with you about Surman though. I wasn't impressed with him to start with, but he's got better with each game and now looks solid in midfield.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Surman is the only player in the team (starting 11) who I don't really rate. He some times links up with pugh and arter quite well but never feeds the strikers or looks like scoring himself, I think he bottles it when we come forward and attack. Eddie Howe has put a lot of faith in him by completely dropping Maccy D and not playing two strikers, and in Ed I trust, so there must be something I am not seeing[/p][/quote]Are you a fan of rantie by any chance . Surman. Is a great player ..[/p][/quote]I'm a fan of Rantie, do agree with you about Surman though. I wasn't impressed with him to start with, but he's got better with each game and now looks solid in midfield. afcb-mark

9:42pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Afcbives says...

ASM wrote:
Surman is the only player in the team (starting 11) who I don't really rate. He some times links up with pugh and arter quite well but never feeds the strikers or looks like scoring himself, I think he bottles it when we come forward and attack.
Eddie Howe has put a lot of faith in him by completely dropping Maccy D and not playing two strikers, and in Ed I trust, so there must be something I am not seeing
Your mental his passing is quality the way he opens the defence is unbelievable
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: Surman is the only player in the team (starting 11) who I don't really rate. He some times links up with pugh and arter quite well but never feeds the strikers or looks like scoring himself, I think he bottles it when we come forward and attack. Eddie Howe has put a lot of faith in him by completely dropping Maccy D and not playing two strikers, and in Ed I trust, so there must be something I am not seeing[/p][/quote]Your mental his passing is quality the way he opens the defence is unbelievable Afcbives

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