AFC Bournemouth boss Howe: Blackpool encounter will be tough test

Bournemouth Echo: BOSS: Eddie Howe BOSS: Eddie Howe

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe insists Blackpool’s dismal current form will count for nothing when the teams do battle at Bloomfield Road tomorrow (3pm).

The Tangerines, who topped the Championship following their 2-1 win at Dean Court in September, have taken just four points from their past 16 games.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “I think you can look at previous results and pay too much attention to them. The only thing that matters is this game. They are on a run of games without a victory but, from their perspective, will be looking for it to change some time and we don’t want to be the team that suffers as a consequence.

“When we played them earlier in the season, they were flying and had had a terrific start. For whatever reason, they have struggled recently.

"When you look back to that game, we performed well and felt we should have got something from it. I don’t think this will be any different and it will be a tough encounter. At this stage of the season, it is all about the result and both teams will be looking for the win.”

Howe, who presided over a 5-0 victory against Doncaster six days ago, Cherries’ biggest win in the second flight in their history, added: “We will be looking to take the game to Blackpool and to impose ourselves on them.

“But to do that, we have certain things that we need to do and I think we have done them well recently. If I were to evaluate our recent performances, there have been some impressive aspects of our play and we will certainly be looking to carry that on.”

Howe said the fitness of Tokelo Rantie and Ryan Fraser following their respective exertions on international duty this week would come into his team-selection thinking. He also revealed “a couple of fresh injuries” had come out of the Doncaster game but did not wish to elaborate.

  • Cherries youngsters Brandon Goodship and Samir Bihmoutine have joined Conference South outfit Hayes & Yeading United on a month's loan.

 

 

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9:19am Fri 7 Mar 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

EDDIE, . . Blackpool have done nothing for 17 games now. . . Its not a tough test. . . . . Thats just your excuse in case we lose
EDDIE, . . Blackpool have done nothing for 17 games now. . . Its not a tough test. . . . . Thats just your excuse in case we lose RED LETTER DAY
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10:00am Fri 7 Mar 14

harrythered says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
EDDIE, . . Blackpool have done nothing for 17 games now. . . Its not a tough test. . . . . Thats just your excuse in case we lose
Nonsense, there is no easy away game in this league. Blackpools run will end sometime and EH is not foolih enough to underestimate them. I seem to remember we had a long winless run not so long ago.
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: EDDIE, . . Blackpool have done nothing for 17 games now. . . Its not a tough test. . . . . Thats just your excuse in case we lose[/p][/quote]Nonsense, there is no easy away game in this league. Blackpools run will end sometime and EH is not foolih enough to underestimate them. I seem to remember we had a long winless run not so long ago. harrythered
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10:03am Fri 7 Mar 14

devon fan says...

all games are tough dont talk yourself into defensive mode, and do not let any injuries move you back to the one up front system
all games are tough dont talk yourself into defensive mode, and do not let any injuries move you back to the one up front system devon fan
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11:10am Fri 7 Mar 14

Square Old Codger says...

There are no easy matches in the Championship, if you get complacent in life then you are likely to get a swift kick up the backside and Eddie is quite right to make it clear that there are no cinches and Blackpool are fighting for survival. We already have three "regulars" out and the possible non availabilty of a couple of key players wont help, it after all could be Grabham and Kermouge who are in doubt.Hopefully , though we get at least a point from the game.Good luck lads..
There are no easy matches in the Championship, if you get complacent in life then you are likely to get a swift kick up the backside and Eddie is quite right to make it clear that there are no cinches and Blackpool are fighting for survival. We already have three "regulars" out and the possible non availabilty of a couple of key players wont help, it after all could be Grabham and Kermouge who are in doubt.Hopefully , though we get at least a point from the game.Good luck lads.. Square Old Codger
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1:01pm Fri 7 Mar 14

bobsworthforever says...

Whose Kermouge is he a tall Dutch striker or is he a tall French striker who played last week as for no easy games didn't you see Donny last week lets be confident and go up to Blackpool and get 3 points we must be favourites
Whose Kermouge is he a tall Dutch striker or is he a tall French striker who played last week as for no easy games didn't you see Donny last week lets be confident and go up to Blackpool and get 3 points we must be favourites bobsworthforever
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4:33pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Square Old Codger says...

bobsworthforever wrote:
Whose Kermouge is he a tall Dutch striker or is he a tall French striker who played last week as for no easy games didn't you see Donny last week lets be confident and go up to Blackpool and get 3 points we must be favourites
He's a proud Breton and got a good write up, as did the Club, in Brittany's media this week. As for the game, yes I did and thoroughly enjoyed it, but it was our first victory in several matches and Doncaster were by far the worst team we have met this Season. Blackpool, albeit now without Ince ,were a decent side when they beat us last September.
[quote][p][bold]bobsworthforever[/bold] wrote: Whose Kermouge is he a tall Dutch striker or is he a tall French striker who played last week as for no easy games didn't you see Donny last week lets be confident and go up to Blackpool and get 3 points we must be favourites[/p][/quote]He's a proud Breton and got a good write up, as did the Club, in Brittany's media this week. As for the game, yes I did and thoroughly enjoyed it, but it was our first victory in several matches and Doncaster were by far the worst team we have met this Season. Blackpool, albeit now without Ince ,were a decent side when they beat us last September. Square Old Codger
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7:48pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Cherryfan says...

Silly article, basically you could print this same article every week and just change the name of the team we are playing. Try and find something more original to print.
Silly article, basically you could print this same article every week and just change the name of the team we are playing. Try and find something more original to print. Cherryfan
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12:34pm Sat 8 Mar 14

galadriel says...

We should never underestimate our opponents, no matter what their recent results. Every match is a challenge and every point is a prize to be fought for; arrogance and over confidence are best avoided! Good luck to the lads today...EHBA!!!!!
We should never underestimate our opponents, no matter what their recent results. Every match is a challenge and every point is a prize to be fought for; arrogance and over confidence are best avoided! Good luck to the lads today...EHBA!!!!! galadriel
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