AFC Bournemouth: Pitman stepped up to the plate - Howe

PRAISED: Brett Pitman

PRAISED: Brett Pitman

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

EDDIE Howe believes the inclusion of Brett Pitman in Cherries’ starting XI against Blackpool is just one example of the strength in depth he has at his disposal.

With Yann Kermorgant absent due to a heel injury, Pitman played his first 90 minutes since January 14 in the 1-0 victory at Bloomfield Road.

The Jersey-born striker was a regular in the Cherries line-up as both a loan and permanent signing last season, scoring 19 goals in 28 appearances, but has found his chances more limited this term.

However, boss Howe feels Pitman is exactly the kind of player Cherries need if they are to be successful in the Championship.

He told the Daily Echo: “I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, who was our star performer last year, to help us get the win.

“That’s what we need – we need the strength of the squad to help us at all times and it is very strong at the moment.

“I thought Brett did really well. He showed a really mature side to his game and put in a really good performance for the team.

“He would have loved to score of course, but he worked incredibly hard, helped us defend set plays and stopped a lot of long balls forward by his hard running.”

Howe feels the quality of his squad is also indicated by his options in central midfield.

Harry Arter, who scored his first Cherries double in the 5-0 hammering of Doncaster, was sidelined due to a calf niggle, so Eunan O’Kane was restored to the starting line-up.

O’Kane had previously missed the 1-0 loss at Derby with a hip injury before remaining on the bench for the Donny triumph.

Howe added: “Eunan is a quality player so the fact he came back and looked like he hadn’t been away was a really good effort from him.

“I believe we have very good strength in the midfield department with Shaun MacDonald and Richard Hughes in there as well, so we’re very fortunate.

“Those players are top players and I still had the flexibility to change systems if I wanted, but we decided tactically that we wanted to go 4-4-2.”

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6:53am Tue 11 Mar 14

abc100 says...

But he didn't score, so according to some who more than likely were not at the game he must of been rubbish!!!!
But he didn't score, so according to some who more than likely were not at the game he must of been rubbish!!!! abc100
  • Score: 2

7:28am Tue 11 Mar 14

ASM says...

pitman can tackle really well. this season he hasn't found form unfortunately, but i wouldn't right him off, he shuts me up when I doubt him!
pitman can tackle really well. this season he hasn't found form unfortunately, but i wouldn't right him off, he shuts me up when I doubt him! ASM
  • Score: 1

7:44am Tue 11 Mar 14

nonnogeppetto says...

abc100 wrote:
But he didn't score, so according to some who more than likely were not at the game he must of been rubbish!!!!
Abc100 I wasn't there so I will only make a general observation. Derby got an ill gotten free-kick just outside the box and they scored when we get free-kick in similar position the kick reflects more the ones taken on rugby pitches!!! I would like to see Pitman et al hit the keeper or hit the target area.

I am sure that they must practice these types of shots at goal, however I am not a footballer I can reassure you that I would be rubbish at it so maybe I am not the best person to criticise our strikers. UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: But he didn't score, so according to some who more than likely were not at the game he must of been rubbish!!!![/p][/quote]Abc100 I wasn't there so I will only make a general observation. Derby got an ill gotten free-kick just outside the box and they scored when we get free-kick in similar position the kick reflects more the ones taken on rugby pitches!!! I would like to see Pitman et al hit the keeper or hit the target area. I am sure that they must practice these types of shots at goal, however I am not a footballer I can reassure you that I would be rubbish at it so maybe I am not the best person to criticise our strikers. UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 4

8:25am Tue 11 Mar 14

awayanchors says...

Strength in depth. Bloomfield Rd is not an easy pace to get a result. Is Blackpool, and I could be wrong, still on parachute payments? We went to a good club and came away with the points. Yes they have been on a bad run of form of late, but as you know, that ultimately come to an end. Just as our lack of goals di when we thumped Donny. Despite having seemingly key players out w got the win. This, due mainly as a result of other key players being able to slot in and do a job.
UTCIAD
PS
Do it tomorrow.
Strength in depth. Bloomfield Rd is not an easy pace to get a result. Is Blackpool, and I could be wrong, still on parachute payments? We went to a good club and came away with the points. Yes they have been on a bad run of form of late, but as you know, that ultimately come to an end. Just as our lack of goals di when we thumped Donny. Despite having seemingly key players out w got the win. This, due mainly as a result of other key players being able to slot in and do a job. UTCIAD PS Do it tomorrow. awayanchors
  • Score: 8

8:27am Tue 11 Mar 14

awayanchors says...

Some keys not registering. Hope you get my drift.
Some keys not registering. Hope you get my drift. awayanchors
  • Score: 0

8:48am Tue 11 Mar 14

Merleyman says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
abc100 wrote:
But he didn't score, so according to some who more than likely were not at the game he must of been rubbish!!!!
Abc100 I wasn't there so I will only make a general observation. Derby got an ill gotten free-kick just outside the box and they scored when we get free-kick in similar position the kick reflects more the ones taken on rugby pitches!!! I would like to see Pitman et al hit the keeper or hit the target area.

I am sure that they must practice these types of shots at goal, however I am not a footballer I can reassure you that I would be rubbish at it so maybe I am not the best person to criticise our strikers. UTCIAD
But Pitman didn't take that free kick against Derby.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: But he didn't score, so according to some who more than likely were not at the game he must of been rubbish!!!![/p][/quote]Abc100 I wasn't there so I will only make a general observation. Derby got an ill gotten free-kick just outside the box and they scored when we get free-kick in similar position the kick reflects more the ones taken on rugby pitches!!! I would like to see Pitman et al hit the keeper or hit the target area. I am sure that they must practice these types of shots at goal, however I am not a footballer I can reassure you that I would be rubbish at it so maybe I am not the best person to criticise our strikers. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]But Pitman didn't take that free kick against Derby. Merleyman
  • Score: -3

8:56am Tue 11 Mar 14

swanagecherrie says...

Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.
Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 21

8:57am Tue 11 Mar 14

canfordcherry says...

It's fantastic that we have strength in depth to cover injuries after a long hard season. Quality on the bench that is fresh and ready/eager to play is a bonus for the run in. Brett has 5 goals in 12 league starts which is almost a goal every other game. We all know he is talented in front of goal and will, I'm sure, continue to knock them in when called upon.
It's fantastic that we have strength in depth to cover injuries after a long hard season. Quality on the bench that is fresh and ready/eager to play is a bonus for the run in. Brett has 5 goals in 12 league starts which is almost a goal every other game. We all know he is talented in front of goal and will, I'm sure, continue to knock them in when called upon. canfordcherry
  • Score: 6

9:12am Tue 11 Mar 14

abc100 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
abc100 wrote: But he didn't score, so according to some who more than likely were not at the game he must of been rubbish!!!!
Abc100 I wasn't there so I will only make a general observation. Derby got an ill gotten free-kick just outside the box and they scored when we get free-kick in similar position the kick reflects more the ones taken on rugby pitches!!! I would like to see Pitman et al hit the keeper or hit the target area. I am sure that they must practice these types of shots at goal, however I am not a footballer I can reassure you that I would be rubbish at it so maybe I am not the best person to criticise our strikers. UTCIAD
I think over all our set pieces and corners are generally disappointing, how on earth anyone in our team thinks they should take a free kick around the area when Ian Harte is on the pitch is beyond me, he has been one of the best ever
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: But he didn't score, so according to some who more than likely were not at the game he must of been rubbish!!!![/p][/quote]Abc100 I wasn't there so I will only make a general observation. Derby got an ill gotten free-kick just outside the box and they scored when we get free-kick in similar position the kick reflects more the ones taken on rugby pitches!!! I would like to see Pitman et al hit the keeper or hit the target area. I am sure that they must practice these types of shots at goal, however I am not a footballer I can reassure you that I would be rubbish at it so maybe I am not the best person to criticise our strikers. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I think over all our set pieces and corners are generally disappointing, how on earth anyone in our team thinks they should take a free kick around the area when Ian Harte is on the pitch is beyond me, he has been one of the best ever abc100
  • Score: 10

9:20am Tue 11 Mar 14

bobsworthforever says...

Just as well weve got a decent sized squad the number and length of our injuries didn't go on Saturday so cant say how Brett played but I see Chris Powells got the sack dread to think what would have happened without Eddie steering the ship
Just as well weve got a decent sized squad the number and length of our injuries didn't go on Saturday so cant say how Brett played but I see Chris Powells got the sack dread to think what would have happened without Eddie steering the ship bobsworthforever
  • Score: 5

10:57am Tue 11 Mar 14

Square Old Codger says...

swanagecherrie wrote:
Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.
Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.
[quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.[/p][/quote]Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 6

11:23am Tue 11 Mar 14

swanagecherrie says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.
Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.
I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts)
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.[/p][/quote]Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.[/p][/quote]I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts) swanagecherrie
  • Score: 1

11:25am Tue 11 Mar 14

John T says...

I am glad that, for once, on Saturday Lewis Grabban did not let Pitman grab the ball and take the penalty that he, Grabban, had earned.
I know it will get thumbs down, but I am sorry to say that Pitman is like a Pitbull when it comes to snatching the glory from penalties.
I am glad that, for once, on Saturday Lewis Grabban did not let Pitman grab the ball and take the penalty that he, Grabban, had earned. I know it will get thumbs down, but I am sorry to say that Pitman is like a Pitbull when it comes to snatching the glory from penalties. John T
  • Score: 18

12:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Wilkie says...

Echo - time to go and speak to Jeff Mostyn. I'm sure that ithere is a wide interest in how we are going to move forward with ground development to match what is happening on the pitch.
Echo - time to go and speak to Jeff Mostyn. I'm sure that ithere is a wide interest in how we are going to move forward with ground development to match what is happening on the pitch. Wilkie
  • Score: 5

12:16pm Tue 11 Mar 14

simon cooper says...

Fair play Brett, he stepped up and in all fairness he has no choice !

He is not going to be first choice and I think he knows that, this was a good professional reaction from him, he took his chance and is a part of a squad now that has to be flexible in this modern game.

There will be other players in this squad that are going to need to react in the same way, professional attitude and hard work when required.

U T C I A D.
Fair play Brett, he stepped up and in all fairness he has no choice ! He is not going to be first choice and I think he knows that, this was a good professional reaction from him, he took his chance and is a part of a squad now that has to be flexible in this modern game. There will be other players in this squad that are going to need to react in the same way, professional attitude and hard work when required. U T C I A D. simon cooper
  • Score: 3

1:31pm Tue 11 Mar 14

ASM says...

tommy elphick is the best example of a player being left out of the team and fighting to earn back their place. Elphick has been my player of the season. The whole team has been excellent and there seems to be a really good atmosphere behind the scenes Pitman shows a good attitude in interviews when it comes to being left out, he appreciates grabban has been on fire.
Interesting about the stadium ambitions. I'd like a 16,000 capacity if we are in this league and maybe 20,000 if we could reach the prem' (why not? - we are as good as any team in the league if we don't have injuries).
tommy elphick is the best example of a player being left out of the team and fighting to earn back their place. Elphick has been my player of the season. The whole team has been excellent and there seems to be a really good atmosphere behind the scenes Pitman shows a good attitude in interviews when it comes to being left out, he appreciates grabban has been on fire. Interesting about the stadium ambitions. I'd like a 16,000 capacity if we are in this league and maybe 20,000 if we could reach the prem' (why not? - we are as good as any team in the league if we don't have injuries). ASM
  • Score: 4

2:07pm Tue 11 Mar 14

redster says...

Think Tommy Elphick And Simon Francis have proved their worth over the last few games,really stepped up to the mark well done lads!
Re the rumours of stadium expansion it would be great,however it's all bums on seats and we do not always fill the seats we have.
But suppose we keep on progressing as we are then hopefully some of the armchair supporters will come along ( they did for Liverpool and Derby)to see the most exciting team on the South coast!
Up the Cherries
Think Tommy Elphick And Simon Francis have proved their worth over the last few games,really stepped up to the mark well done lads! Re the rumours of stadium expansion it would be great,however it's all bums on seats and we do not always fill the seats we have. But suppose we keep on progressing as we are then hopefully some of the armchair supporters will come along ( they did for Liverpool and Derby)to see the most exciting team on the South coast! Up the Cherries redster
  • Score: 2

2:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

alasdair1967 says...

I was there sat and in truth I'd compare him to Rooney on Wednesday night both in a number 10 shirt did not rate Rooney nor did I rate Brett on sat along with numerous supporters around me
I was there sat and in truth I'd compare him to Rooney on Wednesday night both in a number 10 shirt did not rate Rooney nor did I rate Brett on sat along with numerous supporters around me alasdair1967
  • Score: 5

2:26pm Tue 11 Mar 14

abc100 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
I was there sat and in truth I'd compare him to Rooney on Wednesday night both in a number 10 shirt did not rate Rooney nor did I rate Brett on sat along with numerous supporters around me
Unfortunatly Brett will always be a whipping boy for us unless he is scoring loads of goals, I have always liked him since I first saw him play when he was 17, yes he has his faults ( as do all players ) I don't think he is good enough in this league to get in our starting 11 but think he can do a decent job to cover for injuries and suspensions, I think we should also only judge him as a forward and not when he has to play deeper for the team as it is clearly not something that is natural to him
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: I was there sat and in truth I'd compare him to Rooney on Wednesday night both in a number 10 shirt did not rate Rooney nor did I rate Brett on sat along with numerous supporters around me[/p][/quote]Unfortunatly Brett will always be a whipping boy for us unless he is scoring loads of goals, I have always liked him since I first saw him play when he was 17, yes he has his faults ( as do all players ) I don't think he is good enough in this league to get in our starting 11 but think he can do a decent job to cover for injuries and suspensions, I think we should also only judge him as a forward and not when he has to play deeper for the team as it is clearly not something that is natural to him abc100
  • Score: 4

2:40pm Tue 11 Mar 14

alasdair1967 says...

swanagecherrie wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.
Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.
I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts)
There has been talk that they want to build a new stadium on the site of the athletics track
[quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.[/p][/quote]Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.[/p][/quote]I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts)[/p][/quote]There has been talk that they want to build a new stadium on the site of the athletics track alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

2:57pm Tue 11 Mar 14

canfordcherry says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.
Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.
I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts)
There has been talk that they want to build a new stadium on the site of the athletics track
I've heard that the temp. Ted Mac is going due to rent costs and they are considering replacing it with a two tier permanent one. After that the same with the North stand leaving the two main ones till we reach the promised land. I don't see the point of relocating to the athletics stadium, any changes should be on the current facility.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.[/p][/quote]Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.[/p][/quote]I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts)[/p][/quote]There has been talk that they want to build a new stadium on the site of the athletics track[/p][/quote]I've heard that the temp. Ted Mac is going due to rent costs and they are considering replacing it with a two tier permanent one. After that the same with the North stand leaving the two main ones till we reach the promised land. I don't see the point of relocating to the athletics stadium, any changes should be on the current facility. canfordcherry
  • Score: 2

3:40pm Tue 11 Mar 14

abc100 says...

canfordcherry wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.
Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.
I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts)
There has been talk that they want to build a new stadium on the site of the athletics track
I've heard that the temp. Ted Mac is going due to rent costs and they are considering replacing it with a two tier permanent one. After that the same with the North stand leaving the two main ones till we reach the promised land. I don't see the point of relocating to the athletics stadium, any changes should be on the current facility.
I heard that the club are looking to do the two tier at the south stand and fill the corners in to start with
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.[/p][/quote]Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.[/p][/quote]I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts)[/p][/quote]There has been talk that they want to build a new stadium on the site of the athletics track[/p][/quote]I've heard that the temp. Ted Mac is going due to rent costs and they are considering replacing it with a two tier permanent one. After that the same with the North stand leaving the two main ones till we reach the promised land. I don't see the point of relocating to the athletics stadium, any changes should be on the current facility.[/p][/quote]I heard that the club are looking to do the two tier at the south stand and fill the corners in to start with abc100
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3:43pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Square Old Codger says...

swanagecherrie wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote: Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.
Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.
I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts)
On "Vital "
[quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.[/p][/quote]Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.[/p][/quote]I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts)[/p][/quote]On "Vital " Square Old Codger
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4:40pm Tue 11 Mar 14

canfordcherry says...

abc100 wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote:
Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.
Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.
I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts)
There has been talk that they want to build a new stadium on the site of the athletics track
I've heard that the temp. Ted Mac is going due to rent costs and they are considering replacing it with a two tier permanent one. After that the same with the North stand leaving the two main ones till we reach the promised land. I don't see the point of relocating to the athletics stadium, any changes should be on the current facility.
I heard that the club are looking to do the two tier at the south stand and fill the corners in to start with
That would be a good start, chuck the away fans in a corner out the way.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: Eddie says“I think it shows the strength of our squad that we were able to bring in someone like Brett, I think it shows how far we have come this season that someone like Brett can't get in the squad. We are almost safe now I really think 46 - 48 points will be enough this season. With the quality youngsters Eddie has been bringing to the club most people can see this team is being built over a few seasons which is the right way of doing things. Look at the clubs that try to buy the league with mercenary players it just doesn't work. Its going to be interesting and exciting times over the next couple of seasons at afcb, sit back and enjoy the ride and remember good thing come to those who wait.[/p][/quote]Quite agree with you, this is a long term project and the future looks bright. I am rather surpised that the Echo didn't report Jeff Mostyn's comments last week re the retention of the South Stand next season and the intention then to rebuild and increase the ground capacity to 20,000 all evidence of long term planning and Max Demins committment, for I really can't see them doing this and not owning the ground.[/p][/quote]I didn't see Jeff Mostyn's comments where did you see this ?. I have wondered for a while why we haven't bought the stadium back maybe weighing up whether to upgrade or build new one (no evidence just thoughts)[/p][/quote]There has been talk that they want to build a new stadium on the site of the athletics track[/p][/quote]I've heard that the temp. Ted Mac is going due to rent costs and they are considering replacing it with a two tier permanent one. After that the same with the North stand leaving the two main ones till we reach the promised land. I don't see the point of relocating to the athletics stadium, any changes should be on the current facility.[/p][/quote]I heard that the club are looking to do the two tier at the south stand and fill the corners in to start with[/p][/quote]That would be a good start, chuck the away fans in a corner out the way. canfordcherry
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6:20pm Tue 11 Mar 14

alasdair1967 says...

Filling in the corners has always been an option ,was part of the original planning permission,the stumbling block is strucdene ,all we can pray for is llanna goes to the World Cup and performs well and increases his value !
Filling in the corners has always been an option ,was part of the original planning permission,the stumbling block is strucdene ,all we can pray for is llanna goes to the World Cup and performs well and increases his value ! alasdair1967
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7:55pm Tue 11 Mar 14

gtd says...

canfordcherry wrote:
It's fantastic that we have strength in depth to cover injuries after a long hard season. Quality on the bench that is fresh and ready/eager to play is a bonus for the run in. Brett has 5 goals in 12 league starts which is almost a goal every other game. We all know he is talented in front of goal and will, I'm sure, continue to knock them in when called upon.
Totally agree. He needs a few games under his belt (and a few goals) to restore confidence. Will he start tomorrow night? Is Kermit fit? Or will Rantie once again get the start (and miss)?
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: It's fantastic that we have strength in depth to cover injuries after a long hard season. Quality on the bench that is fresh and ready/eager to play is a bonus for the run in. Brett has 5 goals in 12 league starts which is almost a goal every other game. We all know he is talented in front of goal and will, I'm sure, continue to knock them in when called upon.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. He needs a few games under his belt (and a few goals) to restore confidence. Will he start tomorrow night? Is Kermit fit? Or will Rantie once again get the start (and miss)? gtd
  • Score: -3

9:36pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Rotterdam says...

gtd wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
It's fantastic that we have strength in depth to cover injuries after a long hard season. Quality on the bench that is fresh and ready/eager to play is a bonus for the run in. Brett has 5 goals in 12 league starts which is almost a goal every other game. We all know he is talented in front of goal and will, I'm sure, continue to knock them in when called upon.
Totally agree. He needs a few games under his belt (and a few goals) to restore confidence. Will he start tomorrow night? Is Kermit fit? Or will Rantie once again get the start (and miss)?
TK is a young player with great potential - not helped by a few idiots here who take a crass pleasure in bullying him.

Brett did a great job last season in League 1, but he's going to struggle to have the same impact in the Championship (he's a bit older than Fraser and O'Kane for example). His goal tally is enhanced because of his habit of nicking penalties (although it looks as if EH has had a word with him about that).

Still, he's a good player, worth giving a start to as long as he works his socks off. But in the long run, I don't think you'll see him scoring as often in open play as TK.
[quote][p][bold]gtd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: It's fantastic that we have strength in depth to cover injuries after a long hard season. Quality on the bench that is fresh and ready/eager to play is a bonus for the run in. Brett has 5 goals in 12 league starts which is almost a goal every other game. We all know he is talented in front of goal and will, I'm sure, continue to knock them in when called upon.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. He needs a few games under his belt (and a few goals) to restore confidence. Will he start tomorrow night? Is Kermit fit? Or will Rantie once again get the start (and miss)?[/p][/quote]TK is a young player with great potential - not helped by a few idiots here who take a crass pleasure in bullying him. Brett did a great job last season in League 1, but he's going to struggle to have the same impact in the Championship (he's a bit older than Fraser and O'Kane for example). His goal tally is enhanced because of his habit of nicking penalties (although it looks as if EH has had a word with him about that). Still, he's a good player, worth giving a start to as long as he works his socks off. But in the long run, I don't think you'll see him scoring as often in open play as TK. Rotterdam
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3:22pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Cherryfan says...

awayanchors wrote:
Some keys not registering. Hope you get my drift.
This article suggests Eddie is bigging up Pitman for a start against Blackburn. Please get fit again asap Yan!!!!
[quote][p][bold]awayanchors[/bold] wrote: Some keys not registering. Hope you get my drift.[/p][/quote]This article suggests Eddie is bigging up Pitman for a start against Blackburn. Please get fit again asap Yan!!!! Cherryfan
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7:17pm Wed 12 Mar 14

West moors 1 says...

John T wrote:
I am glad that, for once, on Saturday Lewis Grabban did not let Pitman grab the ball and take the penalty that he, Grabban, had earned.
I know it will get thumbs down, but I am sorry to say that Pitman is like a Pitbull when it comes to snatching the glory from penalties.
Good quote. Pitman is not of championship standard and that was confirmed when he was at Bristol, when not one of their 3 managers thought he was good enough. At let's not kid ourselves, if yan was fit and Rantie had shown us the form from his previous club, pitman would not of started!
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: I am glad that, for once, on Saturday Lewis Grabban did not let Pitman grab the ball and take the penalty that he, Grabban, had earned. I know it will get thumbs down, but I am sorry to say that Pitman is like a Pitbull when it comes to snatching the glory from penalties.[/p][/quote]Good quote. Pitman is not of championship standard and that was confirmed when he was at Bristol, when not one of their 3 managers thought he was good enough. At let's not kid ourselves, if yan was fit and Rantie had shown us the form from his previous club, pitman would not of started! West moors 1
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