AFC Bournemouth: Grabban penalty earns Cherries victory

Bournemouth Echo: PENALTY HERO: Lewis Grabban PENALTY HERO: Lewis Grabban

A SECOND-HALF penalty from Lewis Grabban earned Cherries a 1-0 win at struggling Blackpool this afternoon.

Grabban’s coolly-taken spot kick three minutes after the break proved the difference after the front man had been brought down by keeper Matt Gilks.

It was Cherries’ second victory in a row in the Championship following last weekend’s 5-0 thrashing of Doncaster.

Visiting boss Eddie Howe made two enforced changes to the starting XI with injured duo Yann Kermorgant and Harry Arter - who between them scored all five goals the previous Saturday against Doncaster - dropping out of the squad altogether.

Brett Pitman was handed his first start since January 14 while Eunan O’Kane returned to the first XI after being an unused substitute against Donny. Richard Hughes and Shaun MacDonald were promoted to the bench.

The hosts made a positive start and had the first meaningful attempt at goal when Stephen Dobbie let fly from the left corner of the box, only to see his effort parried to safety by Lee Camp.

It did not take Cherries long to create a chance of their own, as Grabban broke from the middle of the park before teeing up Matt Ritchie, who fired a daisy-cutter into the arms of Gilks from around 25 yards.

The same man had a better attempt a matter of moments later from a more central position, but again Gilks was swiftly down to an effort which bounced just in front of him.

Grabban volleyed off-target and at the other end Simon Francis survived loud handball appeals right on the corner of his own penalty area.

Dobbie flashed across goal but did not find a team-mate for a simple tap-in, before David Perkins’ foul on the motoring Ryan Fraser afforded Ian Harte a prime shooting opportunity, but the Irishman's free kick bounced clear from a melee of bodies.

Cherries got off to the perfect start to the second half as the off-limits Gilks scythed down Grabban on the left corner of the area with less than two minutes played.

Gilks escaped with only a yellow card, but Grabban made him pay with a crisply-struck spot kick low into the left corner, which the keeper could not quite get his hand to.

Ricardo Fuller headed wide for the Tangerines and referee Gavin Ward then waved away Fraser’s appeals for another spot kick after the Scot went down in the box.

Blackpool’s misery was just about summed up when Chris Basham tried an audacious effort from the right flank after Camp was caught out of goal, but the ball went out for a Cherries thrown-in on the opposite side.

Andy Halliday sliced wide a similarly poor effort from 20 yards and Pitman’s radar was off as he smashed over a free kick from a fraction outside the area.

The game became more stretched in the final 20 minutes and it appeared to play into the visitors' hands as they enjoyed more space going forward.

Pitman flew forward and laid into the path of Pugh, but the substitute’s shot was weak and easily gathered by Gilks.

Dobbie’s shot deflected into Camp's grateful hands and skipper Gary Mackenzie nodded clear of the crossbar in the dying stages.

Match facts

Cherries: Camp; Francis, Elphick, Cook, Harte; Ritchie, O'Kane, Surman, Fraser (Pugh, 58); Pitman, Grabban.

Unused subs: Allsop, Smith, Hughes, MacDonald, Coulibaly, Rantie.

Booked: None

Blackpool: Gilks; Foley (Cathcart, 79), Mackenzie, Broadfoot, Halliday; Osbourne; Basham (Haroun, 73), Perkins, Dobbie; Fuller, Keogh (Davies, 64).

Unused subs: Bishop, Goodwillie, Martinez, Grandin.

Booked: Perkins, Gilks, Broadfoot.

Referee: Gavin Ward (Surrey)

Attendance: 13,043 (612 away)

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5:32pm Sat 8 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

Well done chaps.....an excellent result.
Well done chaps.....an excellent result. O'Reilly
  • Score: 11

5:36pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Juzz7777 says...

Great result!! Seeing as all bottom sides won today !anyone know why yann didn't play ??
Great result!! Seeing as all bottom sides won today !anyone know why yann didn't play ?? Juzz7777
  • Score: 6

5:37pm Sat 8 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?
Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further? golfer33
  • Score: 8

5:37pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Square Old Codger says...

My son tells me that it was a hard earnt, ground out win, against a strong physical team who had watered the pitch well and grown the grass long to stop us playing. Without the "Stars" of last week, a good result, hope that they are back for the sterner test on Wednesday. But a valuable 3 points and a clean sheet has to be good. Another six point up for grabs next week and that would take us very close to safety - and we are just ten points off the last play off position! Well done , Eddie, Jason and the squad and the travelling 600+.
My son tells me that it was a hard earnt, ground out win, against a strong physical team who had watered the pitch well and grown the grass long to stop us playing. Without the "Stars" of last week, a good result, hope that they are back for the sterner test on Wednesday. But a valuable 3 points and a clean sheet has to be good. Another six point up for grabs next week and that would take us very close to safety - and we are just ten points off the last play off position! Well done , Eddie, Jason and the squad and the travelling 600+. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 15

5:45pm Sat 8 Mar 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Well done and three more points added to the total. Juzz7777 according to Radio Solent Yann picked up an injury (they actually said what but I wasn't paying attention) as did Arter and neither of them travelled north.

Great win. Up the mighty cherries
Well done and three more points added to the total. Juzz7777 according to Radio Solent Yann picked up an injury (they actually said what but I wasn't paying attention) as did Arter and neither of them travelled north. Great win. Up the mighty cherries nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 2

5:48pm Sat 8 Mar 14

devon fan says...

a ggod result on a day when most of the bottom teams won, a little concern again over the injuries picked up in training this could be costly, but well done and a reward for your efforts
a ggod result on a day when most of the bottom teams won, a little concern again over the injuries picked up in training this could be costly, but well done and a reward for your efforts devon fan
  • Score: 3

5:54pm Sat 8 Mar 14

afcbtintin says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
My son tells me that it was a hard earnt, ground out win, against a strong physical team who had watered the pitch well and grown the grass long to stop us playing. Without the "Stars" of last week, a good result, hope that they are back for the sterner test on Wednesday. But a valuable 3 points and a clean sheet has to be good. Another six point up for grabs next week and that would take us very close to safety - and we are just ten points off the last play off position! Well done , Eddie, Jason and the squad and the travelling 600+.
Safe journey home to your son and thank him for the report.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: My son tells me that it was a hard earnt, ground out win, against a strong physical team who had watered the pitch well and grown the grass long to stop us playing. Without the "Stars" of last week, a good result, hope that they are back for the sterner test on Wednesday. But a valuable 3 points and a clean sheet has to be good. Another six point up for grabs next week and that would take us very close to safety - and we are just ten points off the last play off position! Well done , Eddie, Jason and the squad and the travelling 600+.[/p][/quote]Safe journey home to your son and thank him for the report. afcbtintin
  • Score: 5

6:26pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Afcbpete says...

We were described by a Blackpool fan as a mediocre side. Well if we can win and not of played well, that'll do me, seeing as we've been outstanding more often than not and got nothing!! GREAT away support, so bring on Blackburn and lets see if we can get a run going... UTCIAD
We were described by a Blackpool fan as a mediocre side. Well if we can win and not of played well, that'll do me, seeing as we've been outstanding more often than not and got nothing!! GREAT away support, so bring on Blackburn and lets see if we can get a run going... UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 15

6:35pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Urbanwarrior says...

Great win boys!
Great win boys! Urbanwarrior
  • Score: 7

6:38pm Sat 8 Mar 14

abc100 says...

A fantastic result, when a team hasn't won for 16 games you hope it's not against your team that they end their poor run, sounds like we had to grind it out and just get the job done, 10 points off the play offs is a fantastic achievement for this time of the season
A fantastic result, when a team hasn't won for 16 games you hope it's not against your team that they end their poor run, sounds like we had to grind it out and just get the job done, 10 points off the play offs is a fantastic achievement for this time of the season abc100
  • Score: 17

6:39pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

golfer33 wrote:
Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?
Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away .. Nat1234
  • Score: -19

6:49pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Scouser4ever says...

It's a great great result, we mite not make play offs but middle table finish will be fantastic
It's a great great result, we mite not make play offs but middle table finish will be fantastic Scouser4ever
  • Score: 12

6:56pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Richard 1976 says...

Great win lads! Two victories and two clean sheets.. Brilliant! Certainly makes up for the disappointment of coming away from pride park with nowt ! Up the cherries!
Great win lads! Two victories and two clean sheets.. Brilliant! Certainly makes up for the disappointment of coming away from pride park with nowt ! Up the cherries! Richard 1976
  • Score: 11

7:02pm Sat 8 Mar 14

cherrygood says...

Nat1234 wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?
Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..
No one's getting carried away, most of us are happy just to maintain our status in the Championship this season, anything else would be a massive bonus.

Anyway talking of negative posters where has smhinto disappeared to, it might be that I've missed his recent offerings else he hasn't been on here because he can't currently come up with any dark warnings for us all.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..[/p][/quote]No one's getting carried away, most of us are happy just to maintain our status in the Championship this season, anything else would be a massive bonus. Anyway talking of negative posters where has smhinto disappeared to, it might be that I've missed his recent offerings else he hasn't been on here because he can't currently come up with any dark warnings for us all. cherrygood
  • Score: 15

7:05pm Sat 8 Mar 14

abc100 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?
Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..
Being positive is not getting carried away, we have every right to look at the teams above us and think let's give it a go and get as close as we can to the play offs, we are not in this league to make the numbers up we are there to compete in it and do the very best we can to finish as high as we possibly can,
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..[/p][/quote]Being positive is not getting carried away, we have every right to look at the teams above us and think let's give it a go and get as close as we can to the play offs, we are not in this league to make the numbers up we are there to compete in it and do the very best we can to finish as high as we possibly can, abc100
  • Score: 16

7:12pm Sat 8 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

cherrygood wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?
Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..
No one's getting carried away, most of us are happy just to maintain our status in the Championship this season, anything else would be a massive bonus.

Anyway talking of negative posters where has smhinto disappeared to, it might be that I've missed his recent offerings else he hasn't been on here because he can't currently come up with any dark warnings for us all.
I am not getting carried away. Ive seen us play great football lately, feel we have controlled games without getting the points, this seem to be changing now. 10points behind but with our goal difference makes it 11. I can see us filling the gap before the end of the season maybe just missing out. but at least im positive Nat.
[quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..[/p][/quote]No one's getting carried away, most of us are happy just to maintain our status in the Championship this season, anything else would be a massive bonus. Anyway talking of negative posters where has smhinto disappeared to, it might be that I've missed his recent offerings else he hasn't been on here because he can't currently come up with any dark warnings for us all.[/p][/quote]I am not getting carried away. Ive seen us play great football lately, feel we have controlled games without getting the points, this seem to be changing now. 10points behind but with our goal difference makes it 11. I can see us filling the gap before the end of the season maybe just missing out. but at least im positive Nat. golfer33
  • Score: 13

7:35pm Sat 8 Mar 14

galadriel says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Well done and three more points added to the total. Juzz7777 according to Radio Solent Yann picked up an injury (they actually said what but I wasn't paying attention) as did Arter and neither of them travelled north.

Great win. Up the mighty cherries
Solent said it was a heel injury, but no more information than that!
Great result today...a step nearer to mid table safety and staying in this league. Playoffs next season!
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Well done and three more points added to the total. Juzz7777 according to Radio Solent Yann picked up an injury (they actually said what but I wasn't paying attention) as did Arter and neither of them travelled north. Great win. Up the mighty cherries[/p][/quote]Solent said it was a heel injury, but no more information than that! Great result today...a step nearer to mid table safety and staying in this league. Playoffs next season! galadriel
  • Score: 7

7:53pm Sat 8 Mar 14

afcb-mark says...

Well done lads. I don't think we will get in the play offs but........10 points off 6th place with a game in hand over them and 39 points still to play for........anything is possible. It's not over till the fat lady sings!
Well done lads. I don't think we will get in the play offs but........10 points off 6th place with a game in hand over them and 39 points still to play for........anything is possible. It's not over till the fat lady sings! afcb-mark
  • Score: 13

8:15pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Fanfor45 says...

Taking nothing away from all the positive posts here could I offer a touch of phlegmatism to the mild euphoria. My preference? Stay up and do it comfortably. Whether that’s a flirt with the play-offs is yet to be seen but not important. Then; keep this squad together in the close season and concentrate on getting Pitman, Rantie, Grabban, Ritchie and Fraser firing on all cylinders so that similar returns from open play can be achieved as from Kermogant in the Doncaster game. I love the club and it’s present standard of football just as much as anyone but the level-headed E.H is right to say that there is much work yet to be done. Well done to the boys today and full marks to the supporters who made the trip
Taking nothing away from all the positive posts here could I offer a touch of phlegmatism to the mild euphoria. My preference? Stay up and do it comfortably. Whether that’s a flirt with the play-offs is yet to be seen but not important. Then; keep this squad together in the close season and concentrate on getting Pitman, Rantie, Grabban, Ritchie and Fraser firing on all cylinders so that similar returns from open play can be achieved as from Kermogant in the Doncaster game. I love the club and it’s present standard of football just as much as anyone but the level-headed E.H is right to say that there is much work yet to be done. Well done to the boys today and full marks to the supporters who made the trip Fanfor45
  • Score: 22

8:22pm Sat 8 Mar 14

abc100 says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Taking nothing away from all the positive posts here could I offer a touch of phlegmatism to the mild euphoria. My preference? Stay up and do it comfortably. Whether that’s a flirt with the play-offs is yet to be seen but not important. Then; keep this squad together in the close season and concentrate on getting Pitman, Rantie, Grabban, Ritchie and Fraser firing on all cylinders so that similar returns from open play can be achieved as from Kermogant in the Doncaster game. I love the club and it’s present standard of football just as much as anyone but the level-headed E.H is right to say that there is much work yet to be done. Well done to the boys today and full marks to the supporters who made the trip
I don't think anyone is getting carried away, it's just nice to be looking up the table and thinking lets get as high as we can, why not all dream tonight of what could be, back to reality tomorrow morning!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Taking nothing away from all the positive posts here could I offer a touch of phlegmatism to the mild euphoria. My preference? Stay up and do it comfortably. Whether that’s a flirt with the play-offs is yet to be seen but not important. Then; keep this squad together in the close season and concentrate on getting Pitman, Rantie, Grabban, Ritchie and Fraser firing on all cylinders so that similar returns from open play can be achieved as from Kermogant in the Doncaster game. I love the club and it’s present standard of football just as much as anyone but the level-headed E.H is right to say that there is much work yet to be done. Well done to the boys today and full marks to the supporters who made the trip[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone is getting carried away, it's just nice to be looking up the table and thinking lets get as high as we can, why not all dream tonight of what could be, back to reality tomorrow morning!!!!!!! abc100
  • Score: 6

8:29pm Sat 8 Mar 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Taking nothing away from all the positive posts here could I offer a touch of phlegmatism to the mild euphoria. My preference? Stay up and do it comfortably. Whether that’s a flirt with the play-offs is yet to be seen but not important. Then; keep this squad together in the close season and concentrate on getting Pitman, Rantie, Grabban, Ritchie and Fraser firing on all cylinders so that similar returns from open play can be achieved as from Kermogant in the Doncaster game. I love the club and it’s present standard of football just as much as anyone but the level-headed E.H is right to say that there is much work yet to be done. Well done to the boys today and full marks to the supporters who made the trip
Refreshing realism from a level headed poster. Back in August 2013 I said that anything above the dropping zone would be good! if things go on as they are we will be even better than that position. It was a shame that Yann and Harry were missing today but we got the points and at the end of the day that is far more important than scoring bags full of goals.
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Taking nothing away from all the positive posts here could I offer a touch of phlegmatism to the mild euphoria. My preference? Stay up and do it comfortably. Whether that’s a flirt with the play-offs is yet to be seen but not important. Then; keep this squad together in the close season and concentrate on getting Pitman, Rantie, Grabban, Ritchie and Fraser firing on all cylinders so that similar returns from open play can be achieved as from Kermogant in the Doncaster game. I love the club and it’s present standard of football just as much as anyone but the level-headed E.H is right to say that there is much work yet to be done. Well done to the boys today and full marks to the supporters who made the trip[/p][/quote]Refreshing realism from a level headed poster. Back in August 2013 I said that anything above the dropping zone would be good! if things go on as they are we will be even better than that position. It was a shame that Yann and Harry were missing today but we got the points and at the end of the day that is far more important than scoring bags full of goals. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 12

10:20pm Sat 8 Mar 14

rogthedodge123 says...

Every year a team comes with a late rattle to snatch a play off spot and who knows it could be us, and with strength in depth, clean sheets and momentum then its onwards and upwards.
Every year a team comes with a late rattle to snatch a play off spot and who knows it could be us, and with strength in depth, clean sheets and momentum then its onwards and upwards. rogthedodge123
  • Score: 7

2:05am Sun 9 Mar 14

bmthtillidie says...

This was the classic grind out a result game. Both Surman and O'Kane played deep giving them free ball in the centre circle but further forward than that they met a wall of 8 that never looked like letting them through. My only worry was free kicks and corners but we managed to keep them out As dogged a performance as ever there was. Brilliant support from the fans who suggested they stick their tower up their a... !! Classic. I think Blackburn will be far more difficult.
This was the classic grind out a result game. Both Surman and O'Kane played deep giving them free ball in the centre circle but further forward than that they met a wall of 8 that never looked like letting them through. My only worry was free kicks and corners but we managed to keep them out As dogged a performance as ever there was. Brilliant support from the fans who suggested they stick their tower up their a... !! Classic. I think Blackburn will be far more difficult. bmthtillidie
  • Score: 7

10:20am Sun 9 Mar 14

Square Old Codger says...

afcbtintin wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote: My son tells me that it was a hard earnt, ground out win, against a strong physical team who had watered the pitch well and grown the grass long to stop us playing. Without the "Stars" of last week, a good result, hope that they are back for the sterner test on Wednesday. But a valuable 3 points and a clean sheet has to be good. Another six point up for grabs next week and that would take us very close to safety - and we are just ten points off the last play off position! Well done , Eddie, Jason and the squad and the travelling 600+.
Safe journey home to your son and thank him for the report.
Afraid that he lives on Merseyside these days, but had friends from Bournemouth as house guests for the weekend - all Cherries fans. But will pass the message on.
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: My son tells me that it was a hard earnt, ground out win, against a strong physical team who had watered the pitch well and grown the grass long to stop us playing. Without the "Stars" of last week, a good result, hope that they are back for the sterner test on Wednesday. But a valuable 3 points and a clean sheet has to be good. Another six point up for grabs next week and that would take us very close to safety - and we are just ten points off the last play off position! Well done , Eddie, Jason and the squad and the travelling 600+.[/p][/quote]Safe journey home to your son and thank him for the report.[/p][/quote]Afraid that he lives on Merseyside these days, but had friends from Bournemouth as house guests for the weekend - all Cherries fans. But will pass the message on. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 1

11:00am Sun 9 Mar 14

rednblack37 says...

afcb-mark wrote:
Well done lads. I don't think we will get in the play offs but........10 points off 6th place with a game in hand over them and 39 points still to play for........anything is possible. It's not over till the fat lady sings!
Fantastic result, 2 clean sheets in a row and we've clawed back a bit of goal difference.........e
ven finishing 11th would be a fantastic achievement because it would be our highest-ever finish, emulating 12th in the 88/89 season.
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: Well done lads. I don't think we will get in the play offs but........10 points off 6th place with a game in hand over them and 39 points still to play for........anything is possible. It's not over till the fat lady sings![/p][/quote]Fantastic result, 2 clean sheets in a row and we've clawed back a bit of goal difference.........e ven finishing 11th would be a fantastic achievement because it would be our highest-ever finish, emulating 12th in the 88/89 season. rednblack37
  • Score: 5

11:04am Sun 9 Mar 14

rednblack37 says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
This was the classic grind out a result game. Both Surman and O'Kane played deep giving them free ball in the centre circle but further forward than that they met a wall of 8 that never looked like letting them through. My only worry was free kicks and corners but we managed to keep them out As dogged a performance as ever there was. Brilliant support from the fans who suggested they stick their tower up their a... !! Classic. I think Blackburn will be far more difficult.
thanks bmthtillidie, pmsl when I read about the tower!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: This was the classic grind out a result game. Both Surman and O'Kane played deep giving them free ball in the centre circle but further forward than that they met a wall of 8 that never looked like letting them through. My only worry was free kicks and corners but we managed to keep them out As dogged a performance as ever there was. Brilliant support from the fans who suggested they stick their tower up their a... !! Classic. I think Blackburn will be far more difficult.[/p][/quote]thanks bmthtillidie, pmsl when I read about the tower!!!!! rednblack37
  • Score: 3

12:25pm Sun 9 Mar 14

bobsworthforever says...

rogthedodge123 wrote:
Every year a team comes with a late rattle to snatch a play off spot and who knows it could be us, and with strength in depth, clean sheets and momentum then its onwards and upwards.
Very true but Burnley are playing the same team for the 8th successive game we hardly play the same team twice when will Yann and Harry be back and Charlie and Elliott Dyche says its all down to Sports Science hard to believe
still good win at Blackpool if we were injury free who knows
[quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: Every year a team comes with a late rattle to snatch a play off spot and who knows it could be us, and with strength in depth, clean sheets and momentum then its onwards and upwards.[/p][/quote]Very true but Burnley are playing the same team for the 8th successive game we hardly play the same team twice when will Yann and Harry be back and Charlie and Elliott Dyche says its all down to Sports Science hard to believe still good win at Blackpool if we were injury free who knows bobsworthforever
  • Score: 3

12:51pm Sun 9 Mar 14

bmthtillidie says...

rednblack37 wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
This was the classic grind out a result game. Both Surman and O'Kane played deep giving them free ball in the centre circle but further forward than that they met a wall of 8 that never looked like letting them through. My only worry was free kicks and corners but we managed to keep them out As dogged a performance as ever there was. Brilliant support from the fans who suggested they stick their tower up their a... !! Classic. I think Blackburn will be far more difficult.
thanks bmthtillidie, pmsl when I read about the tower!!!!!
Best chant I've ever heard was at Oldham last season. We chanted "I wanna go home, I wanna go home, Oldam's s..t hole, wanna go home." Back from them comes "We already know, we already know, Oldham's a s..t hole, we already know." Makes me smile every time I think of it!
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: This was the classic grind out a result game. Both Surman and O'Kane played deep giving them free ball in the centre circle but further forward than that they met a wall of 8 that never looked like letting them through. My only worry was free kicks and corners but we managed to keep them out As dogged a performance as ever there was. Brilliant support from the fans who suggested they stick their tower up their a... !! Classic. I think Blackburn will be far more difficult.[/p][/quote]thanks bmthtillidie, pmsl when I read about the tower!!!!![/p][/quote]Best chant I've ever heard was at Oldham last season. We chanted "I wanna go home, I wanna go home, Oldam's s..t hole, wanna go home." Back from them comes "We already know, we already know, Oldham's a s..t hole, we already know." Makes me smile every time I think of it! bmthtillidie
  • Score: 0

1:16pm Sun 9 Mar 14

ben611 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
golfer33 wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?
Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..
see rantie didnt start all that money wasted! even the chicken is ahead of him now cash in on him now! and get in Le Fondre
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..[/p][/quote]see rantie didnt start all that money wasted! even the chicken is ahead of him now cash in on him now! and get in Le Fondre ben611
  • Score: -8

1:36pm Sun 9 Mar 14

bmthtillidie says...

ben611 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
golfer33 wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?
Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..
see rantie didnt start all that money wasted! even the chicken is ahead of him now cash in on him now! and get in Le Fondre
I suspect Rantie didn't feature because of going to SA v Brazil and disappointed with being subbed at h/t. May feature v Blackburn if Yann still not fit
[quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..[/p][/quote]see rantie didnt start all that money wasted! even the chicken is ahead of him now cash in on him now! and get in Le Fondre[/p][/quote]I suspect Rantie didn't feature because of going to SA v Brazil and disappointed with being subbed at h/t. May feature v Blackburn if Yann still not fit bmthtillidie
  • Score: 4

2:46pm Sun 9 Mar 14

ben611 says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
ben611 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
golfer33 wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?
Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..
see rantie didnt start all that money wasted! even the chicken is ahead of him now cash in on him now! and get in Le Fondre
I suspect Rantie didn't feature because of going to SA v Brazil and disappointed with being subbed at h/t. May feature v Blackburn if Yann still not fit
yeh but a player that is worth '2.5 million' should feature regardless...he is not up to it so cash in on him now and bring in a proven striker...Le Fondre
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..[/p][/quote]see rantie didnt start all that money wasted! even the chicken is ahead of him now cash in on him now! and get in Le Fondre[/p][/quote]I suspect Rantie didn't feature because of going to SA v Brazil and disappointed with being subbed at h/t. May feature v Blackburn if Yann still not fit[/p][/quote]yeh but a player that is worth '2.5 million' should feature regardless...he is not up to it so cash in on him now and bring in a proven striker...Le Fondre ben611
  • Score: -7

5:22pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Rotterdam says...

ben611 wrote:
bmthtillidie wrote:
ben611 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
golfer33 wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?
Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..
see rantie didnt start all that money wasted! even the chicken is ahead of him now cash in on him now! and get in Le Fondre
I suspect Rantie didn't feature because of going to SA v Brazil and disappointed with being subbed at h/t. May feature v Blackburn if Yann still not fit
yeh but a player that is worth '2.5 million' should feature regardless...he is not up to it so cash in on him now and bring in a proven striker...Le Fondre
You're just a .... prat, BEN
[quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..[/p][/quote]see rantie didnt start all that money wasted! even the chicken is ahead of him now cash in on him now! and get in Le Fondre[/p][/quote]I suspect Rantie didn't feature because of going to SA v Brazil and disappointed with being subbed at h/t. May feature v Blackburn if Yann still not fit[/p][/quote]yeh but a player that is worth '2.5 million' should feature regardless...he is not up to it so cash in on him now and bring in a proven striker...Le Fondre[/p][/quote]You're just a .... prat, BEN Rotterdam
  • Score: 5

5:57pm Sun 9 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

Nat1234 wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?
Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..
Hey dude.....there are a lot of good sides below us also.....'He Who Dares Wins' .. Rodders.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Another points, only 11 points off the playoffs now, can we push up further?[/p][/quote]Don't get carried away , we won't make the playoffs ,,to many good sides above us . A mid table finish this season . And we can say we've had a really good season. So please don't get carried away ..[/p][/quote]Hey dude.....there are a lot of good sides below us also.....'He Who Dares Wins' .. Rodders. O'Reilly
  • Score: 4

8:22pm Sun 9 Mar 14

dekayedcherry says...

Gr8 result yesterday. A dogged,dour & determined team effort to gain the 3pts and keep a clean sheet. Grabban's pace constantly worried their centre backs and it sounded (on Solent) as if we had the majority of the clearer chances throughout the match with Elphick superbly marshalling the defence (Willo's M.O.M.)
I hope Arter & Kermorgant's injuries (?) are not serious as I have a hunch Eddie may have been holding them both back to be fresh for the Blackburn game !!!. I notice today that Burnley beat Blackburn and considering our excellent showing against Burnley at DC,hopefully we can go to Blackburn and also get a win. COYR.
Gr8 result yesterday. A dogged,dour & determined team effort to gain the 3pts and keep a clean sheet. Grabban's pace constantly worried their centre backs and it sounded (on Solent) as if we had the majority of the clearer chances throughout the match with Elphick superbly marshalling the defence (Willo's M.O.M.) I hope Arter & Kermorgant's injuries (?) are not serious as I have a hunch Eddie may have been holding them both back to be fresh for the Blackburn game !!!. I notice today that Burnley beat Blackburn and considering our excellent showing against Burnley at DC,hopefully we can go to Blackburn and also get a win. COYR. dekayedcherry
  • Score: 3

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