AFC Bournemouth: Honours even in Dean Court stalemate

Bournemouth Echo: BOSS: Eddie Howe BOSS: Eddie Howe

REFEREE Fred Graham took centre stage as Cherries’ attempts to win a fourth Championship game in succession were thwarted following a 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough today.

The Essex-based official’s baffling decision to disallow a first-half effort by Lewis Grabban denied Cherries the lead and, ultimately, proved pivotal to the contest ending in stalemate.

Graham deemed Grabban had fouled Boro’s Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, although the goalkeeper appeared to drop the ball to prevent him carrying it out of his 18-yard box.

And although Grabban poked the ball home from an acute angle, his strike was chalked off just before the interval as Cherries were involved in their first 0-0 draw of the season.

Mohamed Coulibaly was drafted in for his first start since the opening day of the season as Eddie Howe made one change to the Cherries starting line-up.

Coulibaly, fully recovered from Achilles and calf injuries, replaced Scotsman Ryan Fraser, who was named among the Cherries substitutes.

Boro striker Danny Graham blazed the first chance high over the crossbar after Tommy Elphick’s stray pass had been seized on by Dean Whitehead inside the opening 60 seconds.

Despite looking threatening and attacking with pace, Cherries failed to test visiting goalkeeper Konstantopoulos during the early stages with the Boro defence standing firm in front of the Greek stopper.

Referee Fred Graham, following a consultation with his assistant Dan Cook, opted to only book Grant Leadbitter after the midfielder had kicked out at Matt Ritchie during an off-the-ball incident in full view of the Main Stand.

Boro had an escape after 20 minutes when defender George Friend headed a probing free kick from Ian Harte narrowly over his own crossbar.

Friend then threw himself in front of a Ritchie piledriver before Steve Cook’s timely tackle prevented Whitehead from bursting clear midway through the first half.

Referee Graham again took centre stage when he disallowed an effort from Lewis Grabban, the striker penalised for a mysterious foul on Konstantopoulos after the goalkeeper had dropped the ball in an attempt to stop carrying it out of his 18-yard box.

Lee Tomlin ballooned a volley into the North Stand after latching on to a cross from Mustapha Carayol before Andrew Surman skied a shot over the crossbar in first-half stoppage time.

Ritchie’s cross-shot from a tight angle at the start of the second half thumped against the post before Surman’s effort was deflected for a corner following good work by Coulibaly.

Ben Gibson’s last-ditch tackle on substitute Marc Pugh denied him a shooting chance from close range before Konstantopoulos pushed a rasping drive from Simon Francis over the crossbar.

Cherries appealed in vain for a penalty after the ball had appeared to strike a defender’s arm, with Eunan O’Kane poking the loose ball over the top.

Konstantopoulos pulled off a top-drawer save to parry Surman’s 20-yard effort five minutes from time before Carayol was carried off after falling awkwardly in the closing seconds.

Cherries: Camp, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Harte, O’Kane, Ritchie (Pugh, 68), Arter, Surman (Rantie, 88), Coulibaly (Fraser, 58), Grabban.

Unused subs: Pitman, Smith, MacDonald, Allsop (g/k).

Booked: O’Kane.

Boro: Konstantopoulos, Varga, Omeruo, Gibson, Friend, Adomah, Whitehead, Leadbitter (Ledesma, 77), Tomlin (Chalobah, 58), Carayol (Main, 90), Graham. Unused subs: Butterfield, Williams, Atkinson, Steele (g/k).

Booked: Leadbitter, Whitehead, Omeruo.

Referee: Fred Graham (Essex).

Attendance: 9,710 (including 1,187 away supporters).

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5:06pm Sat 15 Mar 14

AFCPaul says...

Looks like we dominated the game, but i'll take a point! Be better when Yann comes back from injury!
Looks like we dominated the game, but i'll take a point! Be better when Yann comes back from injury! AFCPaul
  • Score: 17

5:19pm Sat 15 Mar 14

alasdair1967 says...

10 points from 12 I'd take that any day of the week four clean sheets in a row and 12 th in the league not bad for a side that some had us all but relegated by Xmas ,happy days to be a Bournemouth supporter
10 points from 12 I'd take that any day of the week four clean sheets in a row and 12 th in the league not bad for a side that some had us all but relegated by Xmas ,happy days to be a Bournemouth supporter alasdair1967
  • Score: 20

5:29pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

We missed yann today big time , if his injury is long term Eddie will have to try and get a forward in on loan . Because Eddie obviously doesn't rate the other strikers . But having said that we played well today ..
We missed yann today big time , if his injury is long term Eddie will have to try and get a forward in on loan . Because Eddie obviously doesn't rate the other strikers . But having said that we played well today .. Nat1234
  • Score: -25

5:36pm Sat 15 Mar 14

firstpastthepost says...

oh dear back to the one up front at home,why?. Okane had a bad game and should of been subbed at half time. Please ditch this negative system at home and put two up front
oh dear back to the one up front at home,why?. Okane had a bad game and should of been subbed at half time. Please ditch this negative system at home and put two up front firstpastthepost
  • Score: 1

5:39pm Sat 15 Mar 14

lymicherry says...

Useful point against a well-drilled Boro side who squeezed the game effectively. As the match wore on we probably deserved to nick it, but overall we looked a little jaded - too many six-out-of-tens on the field today. Decent afternoon's entertainment, for all that.
Useful point against a well-drilled Boro side who squeezed the game effectively. As the match wore on we probably deserved to nick it, but overall we looked a little jaded - too many six-out-of-tens on the field today. Decent afternoon's entertainment, for all that. lymicherry
  • Score: 12

5:53pm Sat 15 Mar 14

devon fan says...

not the worst result, but I repeat my concerns regarding the players being made to feel as if it the most important object of the game is to keep a clean sheet, as a defender I am sure Eddie feels he is right but the art is to find the balance betwen defence and attack, but I do agree witha previous poster one up front at home is not the way to win matches and is not acceptable
not the worst result, but I repeat my concerns regarding the players being made to feel as if it the most important object of the game is to keep a clean sheet, as a defender I am sure Eddie feels he is right but the art is to find the balance betwen defence and attack, but I do agree witha previous poster one up front at home is not the way to win matches and is not acceptable devon fan
  • Score: 3

6:08pm Sat 15 Mar 14

afcb-mark says...

We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.
We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor. afcb-mark
  • Score: 6

6:11pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

afcb-mark wrote:
We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.
But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.[/p][/quote]But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,, Nat1234
  • Score: -17

6:18pm Sat 15 Mar 14

kayackie says...

devon fan wrote:
not the worst result, but I repeat my concerns regarding the players being made to feel as if it the most important object of the game is to keep a clean sheet, as a defender I am sure Eddie feels he is right but the art is to find the balance betwen defence and attack, but I do agree witha previous poster one up front at home is not the way to win matches and is not acceptable
idiot
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: not the worst result, but I repeat my concerns regarding the players being made to feel as if it the most important object of the game is to keep a clean sheet, as a defender I am sure Eddie feels he is right but the art is to find the balance betwen defence and attack, but I do agree witha previous poster one up front at home is not the way to win matches and is not acceptable[/p][/quote]idiot kayackie
  • Score: -11

6:31pm Sat 15 Mar 14

afcb-mark says...

Nat1234 wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.
But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,
Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.[/p][/quote]But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,[/p][/quote]Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him. afcb-mark
  • Score: 11

6:38pm Sat 15 Mar 14

devon fan says...

kayackie wrote:
devon fan wrote:
not the worst result, but I repeat my concerns regarding the players being made to feel as if it the most important object of the game is to keep a clean sheet, as a defender I am sure Eddie feels he is right but the art is to find the balance betwen defence and attack, but I do agree witha previous poster one up front at home is not the way to win matches and is not acceptable
idiot
if I see a posting made by you I dont come on and call you an idiot although with a posting name like yours I would imagine you probably are, nothing I have said is not true, so keep your stupid comments to yourself
[quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: not the worst result, but I repeat my concerns regarding the players being made to feel as if it the most important object of the game is to keep a clean sheet, as a defender I am sure Eddie feels he is right but the art is to find the balance betwen defence and attack, but I do agree witha previous poster one up front at home is not the way to win matches and is not acceptable[/p][/quote]idiot[/p][/quote]if I see a posting made by you I dont come on and call you an idiot although with a posting name like yours I would imagine you probably are, nothing I have said is not true, so keep your stupid comments to yourself devon fan
  • Score: 8

6:39pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Deejaycee says...

A lot of people on here seem to be forgetting how well their goalkeeper played.
A lot of people on here seem to be forgetting how well their goalkeeper played. Deejaycee
  • Score: 6

6:44pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Richard 1976 says...

Four clean sheets, ten points from twelve, still in the top half! No complaints whatsoever! Looking forward to the trip to Barnsley next Saturday.. Appen should be reight gradely if we get three points!
Four clean sheets, ten points from twelve, still in the top half! No complaints whatsoever! Looking forward to the trip to Barnsley next Saturday.. Appen should be reight gradely if we get three points! Richard 1976
  • Score: 13

6:54pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

Surely mr golfer will have something to say with his wisdom of football ....
Surely mr golfer will have something to say with his wisdom of football .... Nat1234
  • Score: -10

6:56pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

afcb-mark wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.
But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,
Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him.
The last 3 games that we have won , WHO HAS NOT PLAYED ! ? I will let you work that one out for yourself
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.[/p][/quote]But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,[/p][/quote]Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him.[/p][/quote]The last 3 games that we have won , WHO HAS NOT PLAYED ! ? I will let you work that one out for yourself Nat1234
  • Score: -9

7:17pm Sat 15 Mar 14

afcbtintin says...

Nat1234 wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.
But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,
Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him.
The last 3 games that we have won , WHO HAS NOT PLAYED ! ? I will let you work that one out for yourself
Allsop, mcqoid, Daniels, ward haven't played - do i need to go on? One man does not a team make nor break.

Why do you hate someone who gives 100% for the team ?

Regards the ref today, I note the report doesn't mention he booked Eunan for simulation. Another weird decision.

UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.[/p][/quote]But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,[/p][/quote]Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him.[/p][/quote]The last 3 games that we have won , WHO HAS NOT PLAYED ! ? I will let you work that one out for yourself[/p][/quote]Allsop, mcqoid, Daniels, ward haven't played - do i need to go on? One man does not a team make nor break. Why do you hate someone who gives 100% for the team ? Regards the ref today, I note the report doesn't mention he booked Eunan for simulation. Another weird decision. UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 10

7:19pm Sat 15 Mar 14

ferndun says...

Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.
Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today. ferndun
  • Score: -22

7:24pm Sat 15 Mar 14

gtd says...

firstpastthepost wrote:
oh dear back to the one up front at home,why?. Okane had a bad game and should of been subbed at half time. Please ditch this negative system at home and put two up front
Totally agree.
Two strikers=goals; one striker= no goals. Simples!
[quote][p][bold]firstpastthepost[/bold] wrote: oh dear back to the one up front at home,why?. Okane had a bad game and should of been subbed at half time. Please ditch this negative system at home and put two up front[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Two strikers=goals; one striker= no goals. Simples! gtd
  • Score: 2

7:28pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

ferndun wrote:
Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.
I thought he had a good secound half . He will be a very good player for us ..
[quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.[/p][/quote]I thought he had a good secound half . He will be a very good player for us .. Nat1234
  • Score: 5

8:08pm Sat 15 Mar 14

abc100 says...

It just shows how far we have come to be disappointed with today's result, don't think we really did enough to win although we could of nicked it, and they didn't really deserve to lose so I think all round a fair result, fancy us to win on Tuesday at Charlton and let's give Leeds a good tonking too
It just shows how far we have come to be disappointed with today's result, don't think we really did enough to win although we could of nicked it, and they didn't really deserve to lose so I think all round a fair result, fancy us to win on Tuesday at Charlton and let's give Leeds a good tonking too abc100
  • Score: 3

8:12pm Sat 15 Mar 14

BackOfTheNet says...

ferndun wrote:
Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.
Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered.

Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)
[quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.[/p][/quote]Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered. Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :) BackOfTheNet
  • Score: 14

8:25pm Sat 15 Mar 14

abc100 says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
ferndun wrote:
Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.
Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered.

Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)
You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.[/p][/quote]Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered. Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)[/p][/quote]You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today abc100
  • Score: 11

8:35pm Sat 15 Mar 14

firstpastthepost says...

afcbtintin wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.
But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,
Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him.
The last 3 games that we have won , WHO HAS NOT PLAYED ! ? I will let you work that one out for yourself
Allsop, mcqoid, Daniels, ward haven't played - do i need to go on? One man does not a team make nor break.

Why do you hate someone who gives 100% for the team ?

Regards the ref today, I note the report doesn't mention he booked Eunan for simulation. Another weird decision.

UTCIAD
not a weird decision at all it was a blatant dive
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.[/p][/quote]But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,[/p][/quote]Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him.[/p][/quote]The last 3 games that we have won , WHO HAS NOT PLAYED ! ? I will let you work that one out for yourself[/p][/quote]Allsop, mcqoid, Daniels, ward haven't played - do i need to go on? One man does not a team make nor break. Why do you hate someone who gives 100% for the team ? Regards the ref today, I note the report doesn't mention he booked Eunan for simulation. Another weird decision. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]not a weird decision at all it was a blatant dive firstpastthepost
  • Score: 4

8:51pm Sat 15 Mar 14

YafcbY says...

Good result today!!!
Very excited about Tuesday night, finally I can go and see another Bournemouth match!!!

Any other London based Bournemouth exiles going on Tuesday???
Good result today!!! Very excited about Tuesday night, finally I can go and see another Bournemouth match!!! Any other London based Bournemouth exiles going on Tuesday??? YafcbY
  • Score: 4

8:59pm Sat 15 Mar 14

ferndun says...

abc100 wrote:
BackOfTheNet wrote:
ferndun wrote:
Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.
Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered.

Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)
You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today
Yes I do understand what a right back is and Francis looked below par today and didn't make the overlapping runs that he normally does plus his passing was poor (fact). Coulibaly was average at best. If people think this was a good result today against one of the poorer sides to visit Dean Court then you're living in cloud cuckoo land. Two points dropped simples!
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.[/p][/quote]Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered. Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)[/p][/quote]You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today[/p][/quote]Yes I do understand what a right back is and Francis looked below par today and didn't make the overlapping runs that he normally does plus his passing was poor (fact). Coulibaly was average at best. If people think this was a good result today against one of the poorer sides to visit Dean Court then you're living in cloud cuckoo land. Two points dropped simples! ferndun
  • Score: -15

9:13pm Sat 15 Mar 14

abc100 says...

ferndun wrote:
abc100 wrote:
BackOfTheNet wrote:
ferndun wrote:
Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.
Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered.

Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)
You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today
Yes I do understand what a right back is and Francis looked below par today and didn't make the overlapping runs that he normally does plus his passing was poor (fact). Coulibaly was average at best. If people think this was a good result today against one of the poorer sides to visit Dean Court then you're living in cloud cuckoo land. Two points dropped simples!
Your right he did look below par, doesn't mean he was lazy, don't think any of our players looked great today, it happens sometimes especially after a couple of long trips up north, very simple!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.[/p][/quote]Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered. Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)[/p][/quote]You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today[/p][/quote]Yes I do understand what a right back is and Francis looked below par today and didn't make the overlapping runs that he normally does plus his passing was poor (fact). Coulibaly was average at best. If people think this was a good result today against one of the poorer sides to visit Dean Court then you're living in cloud cuckoo land. Two points dropped simples![/p][/quote]Your right he did look below par, doesn't mean he was lazy, don't think any of our players looked great today, it happens sometimes especially after a couple of long trips up north, very simple!!!!!! abc100
  • Score: 2

9:19pm Sat 15 Mar 14

firstpastthepost says...

abc100 wrote:
ferndun wrote:
abc100 wrote:
BackOfTheNet wrote:
ferndun wrote:
Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.
Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered.

Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)
You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today
Yes I do understand what a right back is and Francis looked below par today and didn't make the overlapping runs that he normally does plus his passing was poor (fact). Coulibaly was average at best. If people think this was a good result today against one of the poorer sides to visit Dean Court then you're living in cloud cuckoo land. Two points dropped simples!
Your right he did look below par, doesn't mean he was lazy, don't think any of our players looked great today, it happens sometimes especially after a couple of long trips up north, very simple!!!!!!
wasnt very long trips, they only had to drive to hurn airport
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.[/p][/quote]Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered. Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)[/p][/quote]You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today[/p][/quote]Yes I do understand what a right back is and Francis looked below par today and didn't make the overlapping runs that he normally does plus his passing was poor (fact). Coulibaly was average at best. If people think this was a good result today against one of the poorer sides to visit Dean Court then you're living in cloud cuckoo land. Two points dropped simples![/p][/quote]Your right he did look below par, doesn't mean he was lazy, don't think any of our players looked great today, it happens sometimes especially after a couple of long trips up north, very simple!!!!!![/p][/quote]wasnt very long trips, they only had to drive to hurn airport firstpastthepost
  • Score: -6

9:19pm Sat 15 Mar 14

rogthedodge123 says...

What excites me about this team is that it never looks like its going to get beat and from that point you can work on getting the win, we badly missed Yanns presence in the box as several crosses sailed over with no one able to get on the end of them but it was still a good point against a team that defended well and had an outstanding goalkeeper and my only gripe would be that Tokelo should have come on sooner for Lewis who was having an off day, I can remember twice he should have put Pugh through but gave the ball away with sloppy passing....but Im very happy with the point and 4 clean sheets.
What excites me about this team is that it never looks like its going to get beat and from that point you can work on getting the win, we badly missed Yanns presence in the box as several crosses sailed over with no one able to get on the end of them but it was still a good point against a team that defended well and had an outstanding goalkeeper and my only gripe would be that Tokelo should have come on sooner for Lewis who was having an off day, I can remember twice he should have put Pugh through but gave the ball away with sloppy passing....but Im very happy with the point and 4 clean sheets. rogthedodge123
  • Score: 6

9:23pm Sat 15 Mar 14

ferndun says...

firstpastthepost wrote:
abc100 wrote:
ferndun wrote:
abc100 wrote:
BackOfTheNet wrote:
ferndun wrote:
Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.
Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered.

Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)
You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today
Yes I do understand what a right back is and Francis looked below par today and didn't make the overlapping runs that he normally does plus his passing was poor (fact). Coulibaly was average at best. If people think this was a good result today against one of the poorer sides to visit Dean Court then you're living in cloud cuckoo land. Two points dropped simples!
Your right he did look below par, doesn't mean he was lazy, don't think any of our players looked great today, it happens sometimes especially after a couple of long trips up north, very simple!!!!!!
wasnt very long trips, they only had to drive to hurn airport
I think Smith may have been a better option today after half time. The tough life of a pro footballer training for half a day then flights to away games with hotel accommodation. How do they cope?
[quote][p][bold]firstpastthepost[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.[/p][/quote]Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered. Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)[/p][/quote]You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today[/p][/quote]Yes I do understand what a right back is and Francis looked below par today and didn't make the overlapping runs that he normally does plus his passing was poor (fact). Coulibaly was average at best. If people think this was a good result today against one of the poorer sides to visit Dean Court then you're living in cloud cuckoo land. Two points dropped simples![/p][/quote]Your right he did look below par, doesn't mean he was lazy, don't think any of our players looked great today, it happens sometimes especially after a couple of long trips up north, very simple!!!!!![/p][/quote]wasnt very long trips, they only had to drive to hurn airport[/p][/quote]I think Smith may have been a better option today after half time. The tough life of a pro footballer training for half a day then flights to away games with hotel accommodation. How do they cope? ferndun
  • Score: -2

9:50pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Solentcherry says...

How many points have incompetent referees cost us this season ?. To some clubs a difference of one point could cost promotion or relegation.
How many points have incompetent referees cost us this season ?. To some clubs a difference of one point could cost promotion or relegation. Solentcherry
  • Score: 8

10:42pm Sat 15 Mar 14

curryandstella says...

caulibaly needs a few more games, he played safe today when he could have taken them on. I think he will be a good player for us. CONFIDENCE is the word .
caulibaly needs a few more games, he played safe today when he could have taken them on. I think he will be a good player for us. CONFIDENCE is the word . curryandstella
  • Score: 9

10:48pm Sat 15 Mar 14

afcb-mark says...

Nat1234 wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.
But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,
Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him.
The last 3 games that we have won , WHO HAS NOT PLAYED ! ? I will let you work that one out for yourself
Nat123456, Mark's point is simple, play 2 up front (any two) and we have more chance of scoring, it isn't quantum physics girl
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.[/p][/quote]But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,[/p][/quote]Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him.[/p][/quote]The last 3 games that we have won , WHO HAS NOT PLAYED ! ? I will let you work that one out for yourself[/p][/quote]Nat123456, Mark's point is simple, play 2 up front (any two) and we have more chance of scoring, it isn't quantum physics girl afcb-mark
  • Score: 2

11:35pm Sat 15 Mar 14

abc100 says...

afcb-mark wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.
But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,
Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him.
The last 3 games that we have won , WHO HAS NOT PLAYED ! ? I will let you work that one out for yourself
Nat123456, Mark's point is simple, play 2 up front (any two) and we have more chance of scoring, it isn't quantum physics girl
I agree, the one up front system we play is perfect for away games, at home we have loads of possession but struggle to break teams down, I know Eddie wants to play the same in all matches but even to change to 2 up front earlier than the 85th minute would of given us a better chance of scoring, in short get Yann back quick!!!!
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: We gave them a lesson in football today but, that was 2 points dropped, if we had played 2 up front we would have thrashed them, they were there for the taking and were very poor.[/p][/quote]But what 2 , there is only 2 goal finishers in the squad and 1 of them is injured ,,[/p][/quote]Rantie or Pitman and I'd chose Rantie as his pace would have taken a few of the defenders who swamped Grabban away from him and given him more space. That's my opinion. You don't need to start criticizing Rantie again because we all know what you think of him.[/p][/quote]The last 3 games that we have won , WHO HAS NOT PLAYED ! ? I will let you work that one out for yourself[/p][/quote]Nat123456, Mark's point is simple, play 2 up front (any two) and we have more chance of scoring, it isn't quantum physics girl[/p][/quote]I agree, the one up front system we play is perfect for away games, at home we have loads of possession but struggle to break teams down, I know Eddie wants to play the same in all matches but even to change to 2 up front earlier than the 85th minute would of given us a better chance of scoring, in short get Yann back quick!!!! abc100
  • Score: 2

11:39pm Sat 15 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Surely mr golfer will have something to say with his wisdom of football ....
Nothing to say Nat, you have said it all. AGAIN, nuff said. keep up with the negatives, Posifives today... Another clean sheet against the draw specialists. and another point.
yes we looked tired, but we didnt give up trying to score.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: Surely mr golfer will have something to say with his wisdom of football ....[/p][/quote]Nothing to say Nat, you have said it all. AGAIN, nuff said. keep up with the negatives, Posifives today... Another clean sheet against the draw specialists. and another point. yes we looked tired, but we didnt give up trying to score. golfer33
  • Score: 7

2:27am Sun 16 Mar 14

bmb says...

Law 12: A goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball: while the ball is between his hands or between his hand and any surface (e.g. ground, own body). The goalie had his hand on the ball when it was on the ground, Grabban kicked it out from under his hand which is an offence within the LOTG. Referee was quite right therefore to give the foul. The whistle had already gone before the ball crossed the line. Not referee incompetence merely people not knowing the LOTG. I might not like it but it was a correct decision.
Law 12: A goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball: while the ball is between his hands or between his hand and any surface (e.g. ground, own body). The goalie had his hand on the ball when it was on the ground, Grabban kicked it out from under his hand which is an offence within the LOTG. Referee was quite right therefore to give the foul. The whistle had already gone before the ball crossed the line. Not referee incompetence merely people not knowing the LOTG. I might not like it but it was a correct decision. bmb
  • Score: 7

8:51am Sun 16 Mar 14

swanagecherrie says...

Another point from a game we would have surely lost earlier in the season. Boro got what they came for a draw which I consider a huge complement on how teams are taking us seriously now. They exploited our only (slight) weakness of being slightly hesitant in front of goal, but with the cracking shots from distance (on target I might add) that came in we can see this is being addressed now. Caulibaly done ok for virtually his first game this season looking like he will be a handful with a few more games. 46 points now which I think will be enough this season, so we can relax and enjoy the rest of this great season with the knowledge of championship football next year.


Lastly I 'm sure I speak for all of us in hoping Mustapha Carayol's Injury is not to bad and wish him a speedy recovery.
Another point from a game we would have surely lost earlier in the season. Boro got what they came for a draw which I consider a huge complement on how teams are taking us seriously now. They exploited our only (slight) weakness of being slightly hesitant in front of goal, but with the cracking shots from distance (on target I might add) that came in we can see this is being addressed now. Caulibaly done ok for virtually his first game this season looking like he will be a handful with a few more games. 46 points now which I think will be enough this season, so we can relax and enjoy the rest of this great season with the knowledge of championship football next year. Lastly I 'm sure I speak for all of us in hoping Mustapha Carayol's Injury is not to bad and wish him a speedy recovery. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 12

9:15am Sun 16 Mar 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

ferndun wrote:
firstpastthepost wrote:
abc100 wrote:
ferndun wrote:
abc100 wrote:
BackOfTheNet wrote:
ferndun wrote:
Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.
Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered.

Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)
You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today
Yes I do understand what a right back is and Francis looked below par today and didn't make the overlapping runs that he normally does plus his passing was poor (fact). Coulibaly was average at best. If people think this was a good result today against one of the poorer sides to visit Dean Court then you're living in cloud cuckoo land. Two points dropped simples!
Your right he did look below par, doesn't mean he was lazy, don't think any of our players looked great today, it happens sometimes especially after a couple of long trips up north, very simple!!!!!!
wasnt very long trips, they only had to drive to hurn airport
I think Smith may have been a better option today after half time. The tough life of a pro footballer training for half a day then flights to away games with hotel accommodation. How do they cope?
Blimey.
Times have changed haven't they, flying to away games ??
It was not so long ago that Eddie had to go cap in hand to Mitchell and beg for a 3 night accomadation stay for the team because we played Crewe on a saturday followed by Rotherham on the tuesday night. As i recall he even managed to scroung the use of Sheff Utd's training facility as well.

Bit disappointed by the result yesterday, not the performance though. Borough were always gonna park the bus & were difficult to break down. Dont agree with those questioning Eddie's formation (tactics). The system is flexible and allows Arter, Ritchie Fraser, etc to get forward and link up with Grabbon, so in essance when attacking we are playing more like 4- 3-3 & we are 4-5-1 withkut the ball, very solid if you ask me and that's why we are not leaking so many goals now.
If we pick up 10 pts from the next 4 games, i will be more than happy with that.!!
[quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]firstpastthepost[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ferndun[/bold] wrote: Poor result today against mediocre opposition. Bringing on a second forward with four minutes to go Is tactically inept. Why do we persist with one up front at home? Francis looked lazy today and couldn't string a pass together. Missed Yan but very negative at home. Colibaly was average at best. Good results previously should have been built on today.[/p][/quote]Francis is a right back. Do you actually understand what that means? Coulibaly has hardly played in months and improved as the game went on, until he was knackered. Yet another superb performance lads, but unlike a few weeks back with a clean sheet. I look forward to the same again on Tuesday at the Valley :)[/p][/quote]You see some amazing comments on here but have I really just read that " Francis looked lazy" I as did many others feel that as a team we looked a bit tired, that happens at this time in the season but not once today did any of our players give up and be lazy, sometimes it can just be as simple that it didn't happen for us today[/p][/quote]Yes I do understand what a right back is and Francis looked below par today and didn't make the overlapping runs that he normally does plus his passing was poor (fact). Coulibaly was average at best. If people think this was a good result today against one of the poorer sides to visit Dean Court then you're living in cloud cuckoo land. Two points dropped simples![/p][/quote]Your right he did look below par, doesn't mean he was lazy, don't think any of our players looked great today, it happens sometimes especially after a couple of long trips up north, very simple!!!!!![/p][/quote]wasnt very long trips, they only had to drive to hurn airport[/p][/quote]I think Smith may have been a better option today after half time. The tough life of a pro footballer training for half a day then flights to away games with hotel accommodation. How do they cope?[/p][/quote]Blimey. Times have changed haven't they, flying to away games ?? It was not so long ago that Eddie had to go cap in hand to Mitchell and beg for a 3 night accomadation stay for the team because we played Crewe on a saturday followed by Rotherham on the tuesday night. As i recall he even managed to scroung the use of Sheff Utd's training facility as well. Bit disappointed by the result yesterday, not the performance though. Borough were always gonna park the bus & were difficult to break down. Dont agree with those questioning Eddie's formation (tactics). The system is flexible and allows Arter, Ritchie Fraser, etc to get forward and link up with Grabbon, so in essance when attacking we are playing more like 4- 3-3 & we are 4-5-1 withkut the ball, very solid if you ask me and that's why we are not leaking so many goals now. If we pick up 10 pts from the next 4 games, i will be more than happy with that.!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 4

10:16am Sun 16 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

Arter and one other takes the train, due to flight sickness.
Arter and one other takes the train, due to flight sickness. golfer33
  • Score: 1

10:28am Sun 16 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Why the low gate ?.
Why the low gate ?. pete woodley
  • Score: -1

11:13am Sun 16 Mar 14

devon fan says...

good luck to all from the club who are nominated for awards tonight
good luck to all from the club who are nominated for awards tonight devon fan
  • Score: 2

11:16am Sun 16 Mar 14

Loyal2AFCB says...

pete woodley wrote:
Why the low gate ?.
Because the sun was shining and the great Bournemouth public are a bunch of fairies.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Why the low gate ?.[/p][/quote]Because the sun was shining and the great Bournemouth public are a bunch of fairies. Loyal2AFCB
  • Score: 1

11:36am Sun 16 Mar 14

abc100 says...

pete woodley wrote:
Why the low gate ?.
Hope you were there Pete, we all know you have to often miss games for one reason or another, if not you didn't miss much!!!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Why the low gate ?.[/p][/quote]Hope you were there Pete, we all know you have to often miss games for one reason or another, if not you didn't miss much!!! abc100
  • Score: -2

12:33pm Sun 16 Mar 14

big_afcb_fan says...

the old saying 'never change a winning team'. so why on earth did coulibaly start? baffling really, but i would have taken 10 from 12 and 4 clean sheets before the match. onwards and upwards we go, oh and just a small matter of le*ds due at court for our next home match!!

utc
the old saying 'never change a winning team'. so why on earth did coulibaly start? baffling really, but i would have taken 10 from 12 and 4 clean sheets before the match. onwards and upwards we go, oh and just a small matter of le*ds due at court for our next home match!! utc big_afcb_fan
  • Score: -2

12:34pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Afcb-AJ says...

This may sound like a crazy view but I am going to share it .. when eunan O'kane was out of the side at home we looked really attacking and positive when he play's at home we pretty much have 5 at the back he needs to be further forward and drop Surman !! all ways have two up front as we look clueless without 2 up there, we got a few things wrong in my eyes pointless subs were the most annoying they were like for like and didn't change a thing, Half time rantie should have come on for surman and gone two up front ... but non the less 4 clean sheets 10 out of 1 on point's id rather be there than down in the scrapes but we need Yaan yann the hattrick scoring French man back !!
This may sound like a crazy view but I am going to share it .. when eunan O'kane was out of the side at home we looked really attacking and positive when he play's at home we pretty much have 5 at the back he needs to be further forward and drop Surman !! all ways have two up front as we look clueless without 2 up there, we got a few things wrong in my eyes pointless subs were the most annoying they were like for like and didn't change a thing, Half time rantie should have come on for surman and gone two up front ... but non the less 4 clean sheets 10 out of 1 on point's id rather be there than down in the scrapes but we need Yaan yann the hattrick scoring French man back !! Afcb-AJ
  • Score: 2

12:37pm Sun 16 Mar 14

a real supporter says...

What a terrible interpretation of football the management of Middlesborough have. Why so many of their fans would follow the team away is beyond me. You would think they would have had enough of no score bores at home. Without doubt the worst game & team this season. Absolutely no ambition or purpose from the away side.
What a terrible interpretation of football the management of Middlesborough have. Why so many of their fans would follow the team away is beyond me. You would think they would have had enough of no score bores at home. Without doubt the worst game & team this season. Absolutely no ambition or purpose from the away side. a real supporter
  • Score: 5

12:41pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Rotterdam says...

big_afcb_fan wrote:
the old saying 'never change a winning team'. so why on earth did coulibaly start? baffling really, but i would have taken 10 from 12 and 4 clean sheets before the match. onwards and upwards we go, oh and just a small matter of le*ds due at court for our next home match!!

utc
Because the old saying is rubbish. Even fielding the same players from one week to the next isn't necessarily fielding the same team. There are a few posts upthread saying that some of the players looked tired.

We play a squad system, and the right team in any week depends on the strengths and weaknesses of the squad players in relation to the opposition that week.

Also, we have to be flexible anyway, because of injuries.
[quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: the old saying 'never change a winning team'. so why on earth did coulibaly start? baffling really, but i would have taken 10 from 12 and 4 clean sheets before the match. onwards and upwards we go, oh and just a small matter of le*ds due at court for our next home match!! utc[/p][/quote]Because the old saying is rubbish. Even fielding the same players from one week to the next isn't necessarily fielding the same team. There are a few posts upthread saying that some of the players looked tired. We play a squad system, and the right team in any week depends on the strengths and weaknesses of the squad players in relation to the opposition that week. Also, we have to be flexible anyway, because of injuries. Rotterdam
  • Score: 5

12:51pm Sun 16 Mar 14

big_afcb_fan says...

Rotterdam wrote:
big_afcb_fan wrote:
the old saying 'never change a winning team'. so why on earth did coulibaly start? baffling really, but i would have taken 10 from 12 and 4 clean sheets before the match. onwards and upwards we go, oh and just a small matter of le*ds due at court for our next home match!!

utc
Because the old saying is rubbish. Even fielding the same players from one week to the next isn't necessarily fielding the same team. There are a few posts upthread saying that some of the players looked tired.

We play a squad system, and the right team in any week depends on the strengths and weaknesses of the squad players in relation to the opposition that week.

Also, we have to be flexible anyway, because of injuries.
but i think you will agree coulibaly looked busy (if you were there!) but actually did very little, and im guessing this is why EH took him off. should have been pughie or fraser starting.

utc
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: the old saying 'never change a winning team'. so why on earth did coulibaly start? baffling really, but i would have taken 10 from 12 and 4 clean sheets before the match. onwards and upwards we go, oh and just a small matter of le*ds due at court for our next home match!! utc[/p][/quote]Because the old saying is rubbish. Even fielding the same players from one week to the next isn't necessarily fielding the same team. There are a few posts upthread saying that some of the players looked tired. We play a squad system, and the right team in any week depends on the strengths and weaknesses of the squad players in relation to the opposition that week. Also, we have to be flexible anyway, because of injuries.[/p][/quote]but i think you will agree coulibaly looked busy (if you were there!) but actually did very little, and im guessing this is why EH took him off. should have been pughie or fraser starting. utc big_afcb_fan
  • Score: -2

1:17pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Rotterdam says...

big_afcb_fan wrote:
Rotterdam wrote:
big_afcb_fan wrote:
the old saying 'never change a winning team'. so why on earth did coulibaly start? baffling really, but i would have taken 10 from 12 and 4 clean sheets before the match. onwards and upwards we go, oh and just a small matter of le*ds due at court for our next home match!!

utc
Because the old saying is rubbish. Even fielding the same players from one week to the next isn't necessarily fielding the same team. There are a few posts upthread saying that some of the players looked tired.

We play a squad system, and the right team in any week depends on the strengths and weaknesses of the squad players in relation to the opposition that week.

Also, we have to be flexible anyway, because of injuries.
but i think you will agree coulibaly looked busy (if you were there!) but actually did very little, and im guessing this is why EH took him off. should have been pughie or fraser starting.

utc
It's easy to be wise in hindsight.

The fact is, at this level you have to operate a squad system - either that, or you are continually having to loan players (you should read the comments about Blackburn in the Lancashire Telegraph if you think that's a good option!)

Coulibaly is a very promising player who needs to be fed back into the active squad. If you think he 'looked busy', I'd say that was a positive !
[quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: the old saying 'never change a winning team'. so why on earth did coulibaly start? baffling really, but i would have taken 10 from 12 and 4 clean sheets before the match. onwards and upwards we go, oh and just a small matter of le*ds due at court for our next home match!! utc[/p][/quote]Because the old saying is rubbish. Even fielding the same players from one week to the next isn't necessarily fielding the same team. There are a few posts upthread saying that some of the players looked tired. We play a squad system, and the right team in any week depends on the strengths and weaknesses of the squad players in relation to the opposition that week. Also, we have to be flexible anyway, because of injuries.[/p][/quote]but i think you will agree coulibaly looked busy (if you were there!) but actually did very little, and im guessing this is why EH took him off. should have been pughie or fraser starting. utc[/p][/quote]It's easy to be wise in hindsight. The fact is, at this level you have to operate a squad system - either that, or you are continually having to loan players (you should read the comments about Blackburn in the Lancashire Telegraph if you think that's a good option!) Coulibaly is a very promising player who needs to be fed back into the active squad. If you think he 'looked busy', I'd say that was a positive ! Rotterdam
  • Score: 4

1:26pm Sun 16 Mar 14

abc100 says...

Rotterdam wrote:
big_afcb_fan wrote:
Rotterdam wrote:
big_afcb_fan wrote:
the old saying 'never change a winning team'. so why on earth did coulibaly start? baffling really, but i would have taken 10 from 12 and 4 clean sheets before the match. onwards and upwards we go, oh and just a small matter of le*ds due at court for our next home match!!

utc
Because the old saying is rubbish. Even fielding the same players from one week to the next isn't necessarily fielding the same team. There are a few posts upthread saying that some of the players looked tired.

We play a squad system, and the right team in any week depends on the strengths and weaknesses of the squad players in relation to the opposition that week.

Also, we have to be flexible anyway, because of injuries.
but i think you will agree coulibaly looked busy (if you were there!) but actually did very little, and im guessing this is why EH took him off. should have been pughie or fraser starting.

utc
It's easy to be wise in hindsight.

The fact is, at this level you have to operate a squad system - either that, or you are continually having to loan players (you should read the comments about Blackburn in the Lancashire Telegraph if you think that's a good option!)

Coulibaly is a very promising player who needs to be fed back into the active squad. If you think he 'looked busy', I'd say that was a positive !
I think when we all heard he was starting we felt positive and in the first half he found it a bit tough but second half he was very much improved with a couple of nice runs and beat the full back a few times, the only way players will get their match fitness is to play and a game at home against a team below us was ideal, I doubt he will start away to Charlton or Barnsley, look at Ritchie after his injury he was on fire but then went off the boil for a bit but has started to look his normal self in the last few games, all players are different after injuries, in Eddie I trust !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: the old saying 'never change a winning team'. so why on earth did coulibaly start? baffling really, but i would have taken 10 from 12 and 4 clean sheets before the match. onwards and upwards we go, oh and just a small matter of le*ds due at court for our next home match!! utc[/p][/quote]Because the old saying is rubbish. Even fielding the same players from one week to the next isn't necessarily fielding the same team. There are a few posts upthread saying that some of the players looked tired. We play a squad system, and the right team in any week depends on the strengths and weaknesses of the squad players in relation to the opposition that week. Also, we have to be flexible anyway, because of injuries.[/p][/quote]but i think you will agree coulibaly looked busy (if you were there!) but actually did very little, and im guessing this is why EH took him off. should have been pughie or fraser starting. utc[/p][/quote]It's easy to be wise in hindsight. The fact is, at this level you have to operate a squad system - either that, or you are continually having to loan players (you should read the comments about Blackburn in the Lancashire Telegraph if you think that's a good option!) Coulibaly is a very promising player who needs to be fed back into the active squad. If you think he 'looked busy', I'd say that was a positive ![/p][/quote]I think when we all heard he was starting we felt positive and in the first half he found it a bit tough but second half he was very much improved with a couple of nice runs and beat the full back a few times, the only way players will get their match fitness is to play and a game at home against a team below us was ideal, I doubt he will start away to Charlton or Barnsley, look at Ritchie after his injury he was on fire but then went off the boil for a bit but has started to look his normal self in the last few games, all players are different after injuries, in Eddie I trust !!!! abc100
  • Score: 3

2:26pm Sun 16 Mar 14

bobsworthforever says...

Solentcherry wrote:
How many points have incompetent referees cost us this season ?. To some clubs a difference of one point could cost promotion or relegation.
Absolute nonsense he kicked it out from under the goalkeepers hand if it had happened to Camp we would all have been screaming foul mind you we have had a few dodgy refs this season but not particularly this one. Hope Yanns back soon
[quote][p][bold]Solentcherry[/bold] wrote: How many points have incompetent referees cost us this season ?. To some clubs a difference of one point could cost promotion or relegation.[/p][/quote]Absolute nonsense he kicked it out from under the goalkeepers hand if it had happened to Camp we would all have been screaming foul mind you we have had a few dodgy refs this season but not particularly this one. Hope Yanns back soon bobsworthforever
  • Score: 6

5:31pm Sun 16 Mar 14

snookerman says...

You should never change a winning side-get 3 goals up then bring on any player to help him get match fit.EH commented on the way Middle defended but we cannot seem to adjust our system to break down the visitors.No long balls at all from Camp etc occasionally to change the system.Took too long to move the ball forward.
You should never change a winning side-get 3 goals up then bring on any player to help him get match fit.EH commented on the way Middle defended but we cannot seem to adjust our system to break down the visitors.No long balls at all from Camp etc occasionally to change the system.Took too long to move the ball forward. snookerman
  • Score: -1

5:36pm Sun 16 Mar 14

St Albans Cherry says...

A team hard to break down.

On the 1st March 2014 Bournemouth arrived in the Championship. Any team coming to Dean Court will have done their homework. Sure we could apply hindsight and do this or do that. I personally would have played Pitman and Rantie up front to have rested our senior players.

Like many posting here we are expecting more against teams these days. Middlesbrough didn't just park the bus but they also counter-attacked threatening to score but were not that capable in front of goal. We have improved defensively this season.

We did everything but score and the away fan was delighted to come away from DC with a point. It was a struggle to break down Middlesbrough and on paper it was just a nil-nil. Well it was a thoroughly hot bloodied ill tempered draw. Middlesbrough earned that point. We didn't give up we went forward at all opportunities but there it goes. Bring on Charlton let our run continue and why can't it?

It is a real fillip to see the posts expecting more. How we have grown. I think the cost of tickets doesn't help when trying to get bums on seats and the one end that could discount never does so why go if you are not a regular and don't really want to see the expected draw? We though all go because we have followed the Cherries through thick and thin and keep pinching ourselves and we are all starting to feel nose bleeds reaching these dizzy heights! We will keep the faith and grow!

I enjoyed a high octane game played out in the midfield and yes we couldn't convert today. The referee was half asleep at the kick off, we could have been down to ten men after one of our own retaliated with punches. The referee was poor and you do wonder about one of the lineos ( How can you call them Asst referees when they don't make any contribution?), he appeared aged beyond his years and saw nothing.

The weather shone, we enjoyed the game, with a couple of what ifs? The guy who hit the crossbar twice at half-time and winning gawd knows what, was blessed with a song by the Fletcher faithfull and who knows, if Le Grand Franchaise doesn't recover from bruising then he might get a gig!

Take care and up the Cherries!
A team hard to break down. On the 1st March 2014 Bournemouth arrived in the Championship. Any team coming to Dean Court will have done their homework. Sure we could apply hindsight and do this or do that. I personally would have played Pitman and Rantie up front to have rested our senior players. Like many posting here we are expecting more against teams these days. Middlesbrough didn't just park the bus but they also counter-attacked threatening to score but were not that capable in front of goal. We have improved defensively this season. We did everything but score and the away fan was delighted to come away from DC with a point. It was a struggle to break down Middlesbrough and on paper it was just a nil-nil. Well it was a thoroughly hot bloodied ill tempered draw. Middlesbrough earned that point. We didn't give up we went forward at all opportunities but there it goes. Bring on Charlton let our run continue and why can't it? It is a real fillip to see the posts expecting more. How we have grown. I think the cost of tickets doesn't help when trying to get bums on seats and the one end that could discount never does so why go if you are not a regular and don't really want to see the expected draw? We though all go because we have followed the Cherries through thick and thin and keep pinching ourselves and we are all starting to feel nose bleeds reaching these dizzy heights! We will keep the faith and grow! I enjoyed a high octane game played out in the midfield and yes we couldn't convert today. The referee was half asleep at the kick off, we could have been down to ten men after one of our own retaliated with punches. The referee was poor and you do wonder about one of the lineos ( How can you call them Asst referees when they don't make any contribution?), he appeared aged beyond his years and saw nothing. The weather shone, we enjoyed the game, with a couple of what ifs? The guy who hit the crossbar twice at half-time and winning gawd knows what, was blessed with a song by the Fletcher faithfull and who knows, if Le Grand Franchaise doesn't recover from bruising then he might get a gig! Take care and up the Cherries! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 5

5:45pm Sun 16 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Loyal2AFCB wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Why the low gate ?.
Because the sun was shining and the great Bournemouth public are a bunch of fairies.
Speak for yourself darling.
[quote][p][bold]Loyal2AFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Why the low gate ?.[/p][/quote]Because the sun was shining and the great Bournemouth public are a bunch of fairies.[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself darling. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

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