AFC Bournemouth boss Howe: We need a reaction

BOSS: Eddie Howe

BOSS: Eddie Howe

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MANAGER Eddie Howe felt Cherries had conceded “too many needless free kicks” during their 1-0 defeat by Charlton at The Valley last night.

Cherries were undone when Dorian Dervite headed home Johnnie Jackson’s injury-time corner to claim the points for the struggling Addicks.

Howe said: “I thought we were very good early in the game, totally dominant, and then tailed off. We passed and moved the ball really well and had them on the ropes early on. But we didn’t score when we were on top and Charlton rolled up their sleeves, dug in and made it a real battle.

“The second half was scrappy and we gave away far too many needless free kicks. We put ourselves under pressure and, eventually, conceded from one of those set-pieces. It was a good ball in and a good header. We defended very well but not for that one final corner.”

Howe added: “As we hadn’t scored, our decision-making on the ball became a bit desperate and we gave it away too often. When you turn over the ball like we did at times, naturally, you are going to put yourselves under pressure and the less you have the ball, the less control you feel you have so our problems stemmed from that area.

“I thought we defended okay, that wasn’t really our problem. We didn’t really look like scoring and that was a concern.

“We have a tough run and these games away from home against teams at the bottom are very difficult and we don’t underestimate anybody. We knew how difficult tonight was going to be and we know how difficult Saturday is going to be and we still have a lot to play for ourselves. We need points and so we need a reaction at Barnsley. There are a lot of games to go. We are in a decent position but still need more points.”

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12:05pm Wed 19 Mar 14

big_afcb_fan says...

not too bad eddie, we are sitting pretty in mid table and now millwall are bottom three. good times.

utc
not too bad eddie, we are sitting pretty in mid table and now millwall are bottom three. good times. utc big_afcb_fan
  • Score: 9

1:47pm Wed 19 Mar 14

devon fan says...

whilst I agree with a lot of what you say Eddie, I am surprised that you are just becoming concerned about our lack of goals, this is a problem we have had all season and is not helped by your playing one up front, to much pressure has been placed on Lewis Grabban, and when he makes his runs rarely do the midfield take uo support positions, we do need a reaction not only from the team but the management team as well
whilst I agree with a lot of what you say Eddie, I am surprised that you are just becoming concerned about our lack of goals, this is a problem we have had all season and is not helped by your playing one up front, to much pressure has been placed on Lewis Grabban, and when he makes his runs rarely do the midfield take uo support positions, we do need a reaction not only from the team but the management team as well devon fan
  • Score: 8

3:18pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Rotterdam says...

devon fan wrote:
whilst I agree with a lot of what you say Eddie, I am surprised that you are just becoming concerned about our lack of goals, this is a problem we have had all season and is not helped by your playing one up front, to much pressure has been placed on Lewis Grabban, and when he makes his runs rarely do the midfield take uo support positions, we do need a reaction not only from the team but the management team as well
As I said on the other thread though, I'm not sure there really is a lack of goals. Obviously we'd all like the team to score more goals, but I think some posters here are overdoing the defeatism

We are 12th in the table and 12 teams have scored more than us, so our strikers aren't underperforming compared to any other part of the team.

If you think it's only about scoring goals, look where QPR are and how many (ie few) they've scored!
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: whilst I agree with a lot of what you say Eddie, I am surprised that you are just becoming concerned about our lack of goals, this is a problem we have had all season and is not helped by your playing one up front, to much pressure has been placed on Lewis Grabban, and when he makes his runs rarely do the midfield take uo support positions, we do need a reaction not only from the team but the management team as well[/p][/quote]As I said on the other thread though, I'm not sure there really is a lack of goals. Obviously we'd all like the team to score more goals, but I think some posters here are overdoing the defeatism We are 12th in the table and 12 teams have scored more than us, so our strikers aren't underperforming compared to any other part of the team. If you think it's only about scoring goals, look where QPR are and how many (ie few) they've scored! Rotterdam
  • Score: 5

5:29pm Wed 19 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

For some time now they have been conceding a lot of free kicks,more worrying in the later stages of the game.
For some time now they have been conceding a lot of free kicks,more worrying in the later stages of the game. pete woodley
  • Score: -3

5:35pm Wed 19 Mar 14

bobsworthforever says...

Rotterdam wrote:
devon fan wrote:
whilst I agree with a lot of what you say Eddie, I am surprised that you are just becoming concerned about our lack of goals, this is a problem we have had all season and is not helped by your playing one up front, to much pressure has been placed on Lewis Grabban, and when he makes his runs rarely do the midfield take uo support positions, we do need a reaction not only from the team but the management team as well
As I said on the other thread though, I'm not sure there really is a lack of goals. Obviously we'd all like the team to score more goals, but I think some posters here are overdoing the defeatism

We are 12th in the table and 12 teams have scored more than us, so our strikers aren't underperforming compared to any other part of the team.

If you think it's only about scoring goals, look where QPR are and how many (ie few) they've scored!
What I thought it was all about scoring more goals than the opposition considering how well weve played this season a few more goals would have helped. Look at the three highest scoring sides Leicester Burnley Derby look where they are just above QPR as it happens.Just a bit disappointed last nights result still cant complain
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: whilst I agree with a lot of what you say Eddie, I am surprised that you are just becoming concerned about our lack of goals, this is a problem we have had all season and is not helped by your playing one up front, to much pressure has been placed on Lewis Grabban, and when he makes his runs rarely do the midfield take uo support positions, we do need a reaction not only from the team but the management team as well[/p][/quote]As I said on the other thread though, I'm not sure there really is a lack of goals. Obviously we'd all like the team to score more goals, but I think some posters here are overdoing the defeatism We are 12th in the table and 12 teams have scored more than us, so our strikers aren't underperforming compared to any other part of the team. If you think it's only about scoring goals, look where QPR are and how many (ie few) they've scored![/p][/quote]What I thought it was all about scoring more goals than the opposition considering how well weve played this season a few more goals would have helped. Look at the three highest scoring sides Leicester Burnley Derby look where they are just above QPR as it happens.Just a bit disappointed last nights result still cant complain bobsworthforever
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Wed 19 Mar 14

St Albans Cherry says...

I think that it's good to feel disappointed.

I was there and the team was OK. We do look like we are having no reason to fight though. A couple of goals and we would have still been having a reason to put in further performances. Expectation was lost yesterday Edie, very sad.

Will the prawn sandwich brigade still come to the home games now?.

We lacked the fizz and sparkle last night. It got worse not better after the subs were made and we capitulated to a last gasp winner to a team that was desperate for the 3 points. I remember those days well!

Charlton actually competed like us, played like us, turned up, like us. They got the lucky break though.

Their fans, when called upon, applauded Yann Kermorgant and Simon Francis when they were both announced first as squad members and then again when EH put Kermit on and when SF and YK left the pitch.

Sadly some thought it fun in our end to jeer and sneer at Rhoys Wiggins calling him a foul four letter word when he touched the ball, Highly original.

On the night honours should have ended even and we had done enough to have the point. It wasn't our night though, simples!

I thought Cook and Pugh played well BTW.

UP THE CHERRIES!!
I think that it's good to feel disappointed. I was there and the team was OK. We do look like we are having no reason to fight though. A couple of goals and we would have still been having a reason to put in further performances. Expectation was lost yesterday Edie, very sad. Will the prawn sandwich brigade still come to the home games now?. We lacked the fizz and sparkle last night. It got worse not better after the subs were made and we capitulated to a last gasp winner to a team that was desperate for the 3 points. I remember those days well! Charlton actually competed like us, played like us, turned up, like us. They got the lucky break though. Their fans, when called upon, applauded Yann Kermorgant and Simon Francis when they were both announced first as squad members and then again when EH put Kermit on and when SF and YK left the pitch. Sadly some thought it fun in our end to jeer and sneer at Rhoys Wiggins calling him a foul four letter word when he touched the ball, Highly original. On the night honours should have ended even and we had done enough to have the point. It wasn't our night though, simples! I thought Cook and Pugh played well BTW. UP THE CHERRIES!! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 5

7:17pm Wed 19 Mar 14

raybren says...

It ' s actually good to get beaten after a good run , brings a touch of realism . Think we will push on to a top half finish ( Oxbog ! ) , then watch us go next season when the squad is further strengthened .
It ' s actually good to get beaten after a good run , brings a touch of realism . Think we will push on to a top half finish ( Oxbog ! ) , then watch us go next season when the squad is further strengthened . raybren
  • Score: 0

7:46pm Wed 19 Mar 14

West moors 1 says...

Again we were not direct or hungry enough. We did not take our limited chances and why Pugh didn't try to head the ball into the opposition net is a complete mystery. He had one decent shot but that wasn't on target. We didn't push from midfield or the wings and missed Richie. Overall it a bit disappointing. But plenty of games to get back on track, it's just a shame with so many fans making the effort to go that the team left their boots in the dressing room. By the way, Charltons DVD crowd noise was weird!!
Again we were not direct or hungry enough. We did not take our limited chances and why Pugh didn't try to head the ball into the opposition net is a complete mystery. He had one decent shot but that wasn't on target. We didn't push from midfield or the wings and missed Richie. Overall it a bit disappointing. But plenty of games to get back on track, it's just a shame with so many fans making the effort to go that the team left their boots in the dressing room. By the way, Charltons DVD crowd noise was weird!! West moors 1
  • Score: 2

11:18pm Wed 19 Mar 14

firstpastthepost says...

the way howe sets the team up now is based on defence, we have so many goal scorers in our squad but there is no room for them in his team because he is obsessed with this one up front and five at the back negative formation
the way howe sets the team up now is based on defence, we have so many goal scorers in our squad but there is no room for them in his team because he is obsessed with this one up front and five at the back negative formation firstpastthepost
  • Score: 3

11:37am Thu 20 Mar 14

ReluctantNicko says...

Play-offs still on or will it have to be next season?

If Burnley can bid for automatic, I expect the Cherries to do likewise.

Got to beware of second season syndrome - Charlton fallen from 9th last season to 21st.
Play-offs still on or will it have to be next season? If Burnley can bid for automatic, I expect the Cherries to do likewise. Got to beware of second season syndrome - Charlton fallen from 9th last season to 21st. ReluctantNicko
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Thu 20 Mar 14

adyb1967 says...

I have ran a footie team locally for nearly 30 years and I have ALWAYS maintained a good, successful team needs goals chipped in from midfielders/wide men. AFCB have a HUGE problem on this score - their midfielders/wide men DON'T score!! Lets look at the stats; Arter has 3 all season (2 in one game!), O'Kane has 1, Surman absolutely none, whilst Pugh & Ritchie have not scored for 14 and 13 games respectively. That to me is a mighty problem that surely has to be addressed for next season. To be virtually safe already is fairly remarkable based on those tallies!
I have ran a footie team locally for nearly 30 years and I have ALWAYS maintained a good, successful team needs goals chipped in from midfielders/wide men. AFCB have a HUGE problem on this score - their midfielders/wide men DON'T score!! Lets look at the stats; Arter has 3 all season (2 in one game!), O'Kane has 1, Surman absolutely none, whilst Pugh & Ritchie have not scored for 14 and 13 games respectively. That to me is a mighty problem that surely has to be addressed for next season. To be virtually safe already is fairly remarkable based on those tallies! adyb1967
  • Score: 2

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