AFC Bournemouth: Howe hails Fraser's best away display

WINGER: Ryan Fraser

WINGER: Ryan Fraser

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MANAGER Eddie Howe hailed Ryan Fraser’s “best away performance for us” following Cherries’ 1-0 victory at Barnsley on Saturday.

The 20-year-old winger turned in another eye-catching display and was in the thick of the action as Cherries created the lion’s share of the chances at Oakwell.

Howe, who has given Fraser 21 starts and nine substitute appearances in the Championship, said: “I thought Ryan was terrific and he is improving all the time. For a young player, the physical demands of this level are huge.

“He is playing week in, week out at 20 and is still developing physically. We are aware of that and it is a big demand so we take him in and out when we feel the time is right. When he plays, we want him to be at his best. I have been really pleased with him.”

Howe recalled Matt Ritchie and Yann Kermorgant with the Frenchman partnering the hard-working Lewis Grabban in a two-pronged strike-force.

“We like Yann a lot and he has obvious qualities,” said Howe. “I thought he was a real threat and he will only get better the more he plays with us.

“Different games require different things and we are not sold on any one system. We will continue to change our game-plans for different games and use different players.

“Any of the players on the bench could have played today and will play. I will continue to rotate it because that is going to be one of the strengths going forward.”

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7:08am Mon 24 Mar 14

Fanfor45 says...

Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday.

Camp; A ; consistently good
Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season
Cook, A; faultless since return from injury
Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves
Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value
Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him
Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average
O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S.
Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H.
Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made
Grabban. A++. See O’kane above.

Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down
Smith, No mark. No games.
Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle
Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level
Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season
Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best
Allsop C; A work in progress
Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday. Camp; A ; consistently good Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season Cook, A; faultless since return from injury Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S. Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H. Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made Grabban. A++. See O’kane above. Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down Smith, No mark. No games. Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best Allsop C; A work in progress Fanfor45
  • Score: 1

8:21am Mon 24 Mar 14

abc100 says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday. Camp; A ; consistently good Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season Cook, A; faultless since return from injury Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S. Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H. Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made Grabban. A++. See O’kane above. Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down Smith, No mark. No games. Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best Allsop C; A work in progress
Can't argue with any of that really, on Pugh, you can now see why when we were in league one and he was playing really well every week that when all the championship teams were watching him it's easy now to understand why none of them came in and bought him, decent squad player that will be on and out of the side
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday. Camp; A ; consistently good Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season Cook, A; faultless since return from injury Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S. Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H. Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made Grabban. A++. See O’kane above. Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down Smith, No mark. No games. Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best Allsop C; A work in progress[/p][/quote]Can't argue with any of that really, on Pugh, you can now see why when we were in league one and he was playing really well every week that when all the championship teams were watching him it's easy now to understand why none of them came in and bought him, decent squad player that will be on and out of the side abc100
  • Score: 4

9:25am Mon 24 Mar 14

Afcb-AJ says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday.

Camp; A ; consistently good
Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season
Cook, A; faultless since return from injury
Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves
Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value
Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him
Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average
O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S.
Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H.
Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made
Grabban. A++. See O’kane above.

Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down
Smith, No mark. No games.
Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle
Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level
Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season
Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best
Allsop C; A work in progress
I think these are good ratings apart from 2 matt Ritchie that low yes he has not scored loads but is a threat in every game, Francis if you look back at most goals conceded you will see it is at the side he is meant to be defending he tends to get dragged into the middle still a great player but no way our best this season, For me player of the year is between Okane and cook grabban, but I think we will have to wait till next year to rate rantie im sure he has got it.
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday. Camp; A ; consistently good Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season Cook, A; faultless since return from injury Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S. Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H. Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made Grabban. A++. See O’kane above. Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down Smith, No mark. No games. Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best Allsop C; A work in progress[/p][/quote]I think these are good ratings apart from 2 matt Ritchie that low yes he has not scored loads but is a threat in every game, Francis if you look back at most goals conceded you will see it is at the side he is meant to be defending he tends to get dragged into the middle still a great player but no way our best this season, For me player of the year is between Okane and cook grabban, but I think we will have to wait till next year to rate rantie im sure he has got it. Afcb-AJ
  • Score: 3

11:17am Mon 24 Mar 14

greenhouse says...

Agree with Afcb-AJ about Francis and the earlier part of the season. Most goals against us came from crosses etc from the left. Maybe he at last is being told not to get forward so often. Also the number of times crosses go over everyone yet we don't have someone at the back of the area to pick up and keep the pressure on.
Agree with Afcb-AJ about Francis and the earlier part of the season. Most goals against us came from crosses etc from the left. Maybe he at last is being told not to get forward so often. Also the number of times crosses go over everyone yet we don't have someone at the back of the area to pick up and keep the pressure on. greenhouse
  • Score: 1

12:47pm Mon 24 Mar 14

coops1965cherry says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday.

Camp; A ; consistently good
Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season
Cook, A; faultless since return from injury
Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves
Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value
Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him
Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average
O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S.
Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H.
Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made
Grabban. A++. See O’kane above.

Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down
Smith, No mark. No games.
Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle
Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level
Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season
Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best
Allsop C; A work in progress
You have got too much time on your hands, L O L.

You do get an A though, well done.
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday. Camp; A ; consistently good Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season Cook, A; faultless since return from injury Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S. Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H. Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made Grabban. A++. See O’kane above. Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down Smith, No mark. No games. Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best Allsop C; A work in progress[/p][/quote]You have got too much time on your hands, L O L. You do get an A though, well done. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 4

2:05pm Mon 24 Mar 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^
let's cut out killing time, we all know we've got a game on tommorrow, so it's one sleep left until dirty L**ds come to town!!!
UTC
^ let's cut out killing time, we all know we've got a game on tommorrow, so it's one sleep left until dirty L**ds come to town!!! UTC TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 1

2:09pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Fanfor45 says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday.

Camp; A ; consistently good
Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season
Cook, A; faultless since return from injury
Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves
Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value
Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him
Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average
O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S.
Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H.
Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made
Grabban. A++. See O’kane above.

Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down
Smith, No mark. No games.
Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle
Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level
Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season
Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best
Allsop C; A work in progress
You have got too much time on your hands, L O L.

You do get an A though, well done.
Thanks Coops. I think you are right about time on my hands but the last three weeks have been spent on jury service waiting around court rooms for the judiciary to make up their minds as to when a case gets heard, so I've got used to too much time. I'll be at D.C tomorrow night though. Up the Cherries!!!!
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday. Camp; A ; consistently good Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season Cook, A; faultless since return from injury Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S. Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H. Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made Grabban. A++. See O’kane above. Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down Smith, No mark. No games. Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best Allsop C; A work in progress[/p][/quote]You have got too much time on your hands, L O L. You do get an A though, well done.[/p][/quote]Thanks Coops. I think you are right about time on my hands but the last three weeks have been spent on jury service waiting around court rooms for the judiciary to make up their minds as to when a case gets heard, so I've got used to too much time. I'll be at D.C tomorrow night though. Up the Cherries!!!! Fanfor45
  • Score: 1

2:59pm Mon 24 Mar 14

swanagecherrie says...

Lets face it we all know the team is strong and getting better all the time. We are one genuine goal poacher away from a top 6 next year me thinks.
Lets face it we all know the team is strong and getting better all the time. We are one genuine goal poacher away from a top 6 next year me thinks. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 2

4:35pm Mon 24 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

abc100 wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday. Camp; A ; consistently good Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season Cook, A; faultless since return from injury Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S. Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H. Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made Grabban. A++. See O’kane above. Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down Smith, No mark. No games. Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best Allsop C; A work in progress
Can't argue with any of that really, on Pugh, you can now see why when we were in league one and he was playing really well every week that when all the championship teams were watching him it's easy now to understand why none of them came in and bought him, decent squad player that will be on and out of the side
Totally agree with you there, too good to let go, but a good squad player, think we played him too much early on as the resuls showed.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Having read the article on “the wee-man” I thought it would be interesting for discussion to offer a “season- long” school report mark for the squad at Barnsley yesterday. Would be interesting to see what you guys think and also the marks you would give for the squad players that didn’t feature yesterday. Camp; A ; consistently good Francis, A+ ; Probably in line for player of the season Cook, A; faultless since return from injury Elphick ,A- ; slightly shaky start when taking over from Ward but the last 5 games speak for themselves Harte; B+ ; a run in the side has shown his real value Ritchie, B- ; hasn’t set the championship alight as was expected of him Surman, C; in and out of the side and wavering between solid and average O’Kane, A++. Undoubtedly one of the stars of the show this year. A challenge to Francis for P.O.T.S. Fraser; A. Worthy of the praise heaped on him by E.H. Kermorgant. B+; A grade after just a few games but you can just see the difference he has made Grabban. A++. See O’kane above. Ward B Sadly the results in the early part of the season mark him down Smith, No mark. No games. Arter,B+ Hot one end and cold the other with a mouth too big in the middle Pugh, C. Interesting one this. Probably the player who simply hasn’t taken off at this level Rantie, C- . I’m being kind here. The best is (hopefully) yet to come next season Pitman, C +. Has looked good but hasn’t had the run in the side that might bring out his best Allsop C; A work in progress[/p][/quote]Can't argue with any of that really, on Pugh, you can now see why when we were in league one and he was playing really well every week that when all the championship teams were watching him it's easy now to understand why none of them came in and bought him, decent squad player that will be on and out of the side[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you there, too good to let go, but a good squad player, think we played him too much early on as the resuls showed. golfer33
  • Score: 0

4:42pm Mon 24 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

greenhouse wrote:
Agree with Afcb-AJ about Francis and the earlier part of the season. Most goals against us came from crosses etc from the left. Maybe he at last is being told not to get forward so often. Also the number of times crosses go over everyone yet we don't have someone at the back of the area to pick up and keep the pressure on.
I have always said this but got slammed for it.
Our old type of play with the over lapping full backs has ceased, which you can see by the clean sheets we are getting now. Eddie has seen the problem and sorted it out. UP AND ONWARDS.
[quote][p][bold]greenhouse[/bold] wrote: Agree with Afcb-AJ about Francis and the earlier part of the season. Most goals against us came from crosses etc from the left. Maybe he at last is being told not to get forward so often. Also the number of times crosses go over everyone yet we don't have someone at the back of the area to pick up and keep the pressure on.[/p][/quote]I have always said this but got slammed for it. Our old type of play with the over lapping full backs has ceased, which you can see by the clean sheets we are getting now. Eddie has seen the problem and sorted it out. UP AND ONWARDS. golfer33
  • Score: 0

5:29pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Nat1234 says...

golfer33 wrote:
greenhouse wrote:
Agree with Afcb-AJ about Francis and the earlier part of the season. Most goals against us came from crosses etc from the left. Maybe he at last is being told not to get forward so often. Also the number of times crosses go over everyone yet we don't have someone at the back of the area to pick up and keep the pressure on.
I have always said this but got slammed for it.
Our old type of play with the over lapping full backs has ceased, which you can see by the clean sheets we are getting now. Eddie has seen the problem and sorted it out. UP AND ONWARDS.
Like I stated yesterday , Fraser is a fantastic buy . 2 more seasons and he will be worth a mint . Hopefully we won't have to sale him .,he will turn out to be one of the best players in the championship ...
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenhouse[/bold] wrote: Agree with Afcb-AJ about Francis and the earlier part of the season. Most goals against us came from crosses etc from the left. Maybe he at last is being told not to get forward so often. Also the number of times crosses go over everyone yet we don't have someone at the back of the area to pick up and keep the pressure on.[/p][/quote]I have always said this but got slammed for it. Our old type of play with the over lapping full backs has ceased, which you can see by the clean sheets we are getting now. Eddie has seen the problem and sorted it out. UP AND ONWARDS.[/p][/quote]Like I stated yesterday , Fraser is a fantastic buy . 2 more seasons and he will be worth a mint . Hopefully we won't have to sale him .,he will turn out to be one of the best players in the championship ... Nat1234
  • Score: -1

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