AFC Bournemouth coach Purches: Young players learning fast in non-league

Bournemouth Echo: DEVELOPMENT SQUAD COACH: Stephen Purches DEVELOPMENT SQUAD COACH: Stephen Purches

DEVELOPMENT squad coach Stephen Purches believes Cherries are reaping the rewards of utilising the non-league loan market – with Baily Cargill one of the biggest success stories.

Purches, appointed to Eddie Howe’s backroom staff in the summer, has given the green light for a number of players to go out on temporary transfers this season.

And while he says the facility allows the individuals to have the “best of both worlds”, he also knows Cherries benefit as the players continue their education in what can be a school of hard knocks.

No fewer than nine members of the Cherries development squad are currently out on loan, although they still train on a daily basis under Purches’s watchful eye at Dean Court.

Purches told the Daily Echo: “It benefits the club greatly because they are learning in a really competitive environment. Non-league can be slightly different to what some of them are used to and it makes their game understanding much better.

“There is a win-at-all-costs mentality when you are playing in a proper league and, sometimes, they need to go out to learn that rather than just by playing development squad games. From our point of view, it makes them grow up quicker.

“There are some very good players in the leagues we are sending them to and our lads can’t be expected to walk in and think it is easy just because they are with a pro club. It is a great learning curve for them to find out where they are and how good they are at the respective levels.”

Teenage defender Cargill was voted AFC Totton’s player of the year last season before starring during a loan spell with Welling. Some Wings supporters even likened the 18-year-old to Carl Jenkinson, the Arsenal and England defender who had a loan spell with Welling during his time at Charlton in 2010.

Purches added: “It is all about progression and Baily made the step from the Southern League to the Conference and it did him a power of good. We are always looking for the players to step up because, ultimately, we eventually want them knocking on the door for the first team.

“I have spent my first season trying to develop links with clubs because we need the players to go to the right places. We are for-tunate to have some great clubs around here and the managers care about what they are doing. The Pooles, Tottons and Dorches-ters of this world are great places for the lads to play and learn.

“One of the biggest plus-points is the flexibility. The players train with me daily, they play friendlies with the development squad and they play competitive football with their loan clubs. We feel it is working well and are keen to keep these links going and maybe establish others.”

LOAN RANGERS (development squad players currently on loan)

  • Harry Cornick (Welling United)
  • Josh Wakefield (Welling United)
  • Josh Carmichael (Gosport Borough)
  • Benji Buchel (Havant & Waterlooville)
  • Charlie Losasso (Dorchester Town)
  • Jake McCarthy (Dorchester Town)
  • Jordan Chiedozie (Poole Town)
  • Harrison Gilkes (AFC Totton)
  • Lewis Lindsay (AFC Totton)

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7:04am Thu 27 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

This all sounds very promising and hopefully our first team will reap the rewards in time as well as the (hopefully) short term gains for their loan clubs.
This all sounds very promising and hopefully our first team will reap the rewards in time as well as the (hopefully) short term gains for their loan clubs. TedMacsCherryPants
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7:09am Thu 27 Feb 14

Wilkie says...

I Note that the hugely promising Sam Matthews isn't listed as loaned out.
I Note that the hugely promising Sam Matthews isn't listed as loaned out. Wilkie
  • Score: 3

7:23am Thu 27 Feb 14

easthoweafcb. says...

This is very good thinking for the future. Not sure what positions these players play but what we are always needing is big strong players and strikers who can actually score regularly eventually in the first team.if we can produce this we can say we are doing a good job! Little players don't cut it in the championship or the lower leagues!
This is very good thinking for the future. Not sure what positions these players play but what we are always needing is big strong players and strikers who can actually score regularly eventually in the first team.if we can produce this we can say we are doing a good job! Little players don't cut it in the championship or the lower leagues! easthoweafcb.
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9:35am Thu 27 Feb 14

elite50 says...

easthoweafcb. wrote:
This is very good thinking for the future. Not sure what positions these players play but what we are always needing is big strong players and strikers who can actually score regularly eventually in the first team.if we can produce this we can say we are doing a good job! Little players don't cut it in the championship or the lower leagues!
You are right!
Diago Maradona at 5foot 5 inches would never have made it at Poole Town!
Would you like to alter your last statement?
[quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: This is very good thinking for the future. Not sure what positions these players play but what we are always needing is big strong players and strikers who can actually score regularly eventually in the first team.if we can produce this we can say we are doing a good job! Little players don't cut it in the championship or the lower leagues![/p][/quote]You are right! Diago Maradona at 5foot 5 inches would never have made it at Poole Town! Would you like to alter your last statement? elite50
  • Score: 5

9:56am Thu 27 Feb 14

Afcbpete says...

elite50 wrote:
easthoweafcb. wrote:
This is very good thinking for the future. Not sure what positions these players play but what we are always needing is big strong players and strikers who can actually score regularly eventually in the first team.if we can produce this we can say we are doing a good job! Little players don't cut it in the championship or the lower leagues!
You are right!
Diago Maradona at 5foot 5 inches would never have made it at Poole Town!
Would you like to alter your last statement?
MacDougall is 5'10" and could out jump defenders far bigger than him, it was all down to his timing. As for Sam Matthews, I'm not sure, and hopeful someone can enlighten us, but he was injured, so perhaps still isn't fully fit!!!
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: This is very good thinking for the future. Not sure what positions these players play but what we are always needing is big strong players and strikers who can actually score regularly eventually in the first team.if we can produce this we can say we are doing a good job! Little players don't cut it in the championship or the lower leagues![/p][/quote]You are right! Diago Maradona at 5foot 5 inches would never have made it at Poole Town! Would you like to alter your last statement?[/p][/quote]MacDougall is 5'10" and could out jump defenders far bigger than him, it was all down to his timing. As for Sam Matthews, I'm not sure, and hopeful someone can enlighten us, but he was injured, so perhaps still isn't fully fit!!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 1

10:05am Thu 27 Feb 14

devon fan says...

it sounds good but I am not sure I would not prefer to see them enteren into the development league and playing more games as a squad
it sounds good but I am not sure I would not prefer to see them enteren into the development league and playing more games as a squad devon fan
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10:06am Thu 27 Feb 14

bobsworthforever says...

elite50 wrote:
easthoweafcb. wrote:
This is very good thinking for the future. Not sure what positions these players play but what we are always needing is big strong players and strikers who can actually score regularly eventually in the first team.if we can produce this we can say we are doing a good job! Little players don't cut it in the championship or the lower leagues!
You are right!
Diago Maradona at 5foot 5 inches would never have made it at Poole Town!
Would you like to alter your last statement?
What about Jermaine Defoe then I thought the if their not 7ft tall and built like a brick outhouse theory went out years ago obviously not
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: This is very good thinking for the future. Not sure what positions these players play but what we are always needing is big strong players and strikers who can actually score regularly eventually in the first team.if we can produce this we can say we are doing a good job! Little players don't cut it in the championship or the lower leagues![/p][/quote]You are right! Diago Maradona at 5foot 5 inches would never have made it at Poole Town! Would you like to alter your last statement?[/p][/quote]What about Jermaine Defoe then I thought the if their not 7ft tall and built like a brick outhouse theory went out years ago obviously not bobsworthforever
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11:10am Thu 27 Feb 14

BH1 loyal says...

easthoweafcb. wrote:
This is very good thinking for the future. Not sure what positions these players play but what we are always needing is big strong players and strikers who can actually score regularly eventually in the first team.if we can produce this we can say we are doing a good job! Little players don't cut it in the championship or the lower leagues!
Ross McCormack? Danny ings?forrestieri?kno
ckeart? Some of the best players in the league.
[quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: This is very good thinking for the future. Not sure what positions these players play but what we are always needing is big strong players and strikers who can actually score regularly eventually in the first team.if we can produce this we can say we are doing a good job! Little players don't cut it in the championship or the lower leagues![/p][/quote]Ross McCormack? Danny ings?forrestieri?kno ckeart? Some of the best players in the league. BH1 loyal
  • Score: 1

11:23am Thu 27 Feb 14

kangaroo_joey says...

Messi at 5ft 5 is obviously a giant of a man, but obviously wouldnt be wanted at bournemouth as he is not tall enough, shame really heard he is an alright player
Messi at 5ft 5 is obviously a giant of a man, but obviously wouldnt be wanted at bournemouth as he is not tall enough, shame really heard he is an alright player kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 4

12:07pm Thu 27 Feb 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Yeah ok ok I seem to have touched a nerve on this subject.but on the mention of defoe would he of been a success at Bournemouth if we had not had fletch to look after him during games? And what about Tk without kermet? And that giant that Birmingham have up front! I think he even scored against us too!
Yeah ok ok I seem to have touched a nerve on this subject.but on the mention of defoe would he of been a success at Bournemouth if we had not had fletch to look after him during games? And what about Tk without kermet? And that giant that Birmingham have up front! I think he even scored against us too! easthoweafcb.
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12:14pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Afcbpete says...

TK hasn't really played with Yann as such yet. It's what he needs, as he is still the one feeding other people, not the other way around. In fact, as it stands, I'm not expecting to much from TK until next season, by which time I hope they'll of learnt to play to his strengths, as you play any forward!!
TK hasn't really played with Yann as such yet. It's what he needs, as he is still the one feeding other people, not the other way around. In fact, as it stands, I'm not expecting to much from TK until next season, by which time I hope they'll of learnt to play to his strengths, as you play any forward!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 2

12:50pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Mike Oxbig says...

easthoweafcb. wrote:
Yeah ok ok I seem to have touched a nerve on this subject.but on the mention of defoe would he of been a success at Bournemouth if we had not had fletch to look after him during games? And what about Tk without kermet? And that giant that Birmingham have up front! I think he even scored against us too!
That's okay. We will make allowances for you seeing as you are from East Howe. Regards.
[quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Yeah ok ok I seem to have touched a nerve on this subject.but on the mention of defoe would he of been a success at Bournemouth if we had not had fletch to look after him during games? And what about Tk without kermet? And that giant that Birmingham have up front! I think he even scored against us too![/p][/quote]That's okay. We will make allowances for you seeing as you are from East Howe. Regards. Mike Oxbig
  • Score: 1

2:26pm Thu 27 Feb 14

raybren says...

So good to hear from Oxbog of Glenferness Avenue ! Incidentally I went to East Howe many moons ago , great school for soccer , cricket , rugby etc . , I was as happy as Larry !
So good to hear from Oxbog of Glenferness Avenue ! Incidentally I went to East Howe many moons ago , great school for soccer , cricket , rugby etc . , I was as happy as Larry ! raybren
  • Score: 2

8:56pm Thu 27 Feb 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Ha ha ha Glenferness avenue is that where all the elderly and mentally challenged residential homes are?
Ha ha ha Glenferness avenue is that where all the elderly and mentally challenged residential homes are? easthoweafcb.
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