AFC Bournemouth: Howe eagerly anticipates decisive double-header

Bournemouth Echo: EXCITED: AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe EXCITED: AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe

BOSS Eddie Howe has resisted the temptation to play down the significance of Cherries’ next two games, describing the visits of QPR and Reading as “huge”.

Howe believes the eagerly-anticipated Dean Court double-header against the two Championship promotion contenders could “dictate” Cherries’ chances of reaching the play-offs.

Sixth-placed Reading, who travel to Dorset a week today, are currently five points ahead of Cherries in the final play-off berth, while Saturday’s visitors QPR are third.

Fellow promotion hopefuls Brighton and Wigan play their respective games in hand tonight with the Seagulls heading to Blackburn and the Latics hosting leaders Leicester.

A superb run of six wins and a draw from eight games in March saw Cherries close the gap on the play-off places from 14 to five points.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “It is going to be very difficult and we are still not in the driving seat. The other teams are masters of their own destiny and we are trying to catch them.

“We have seven games to go with big home games against QPR, Reading and Nottingham Forest. These games will dictate what happens, especially the next two. They are huge.”

Howe, meanwhile, was keen to offer a public vote of thanks to supporters with some having travelled more than 2,225 miles to watch five away games during March. He also said he shared their excitement.

“The support and dedication has been incredible,” said Howe. “I am really pleased we have be able to give them some results to enjoy as well because there have been some long journeys in there. Full credit to them and I can’t thank them enough for their support.

“I am excited because this club has never before been in this position. Who wouldn’t be excited by the run we are on and the football we are playing. I think these are exciting times for the club, whether we make the top six or not.”

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10:33am Tue 1 Apr 14

mark.s says...

Our away support has been superb recently, both in numbers and noise. As a semi away regular, it's by far the best I've ever known it.
Our away support has been superb recently, both in numbers and noise. As a semi away regular, it's by far the best I've ever known it. mark.s
  • Score: 15

10:36am Tue 1 Apr 14

devon fan says...

whether we make it or not this season has been great, jsut give it a go Eddie and no one can complain
whether we make it or not this season has been great, jsut give it a go Eddie and no one can complain devon fan
  • Score: 14

11:51am Tue 1 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

I still don't like to use the 'p-word' and will be more than happy to get our highest placing ever in this League, but all the same we all know how big these next two games are and what they could do for the club. Our advantage is we don't have the burden of expectation on us that QPR and Reading do, we're safe and can play with no fear whatsoever, we also have a very talented squad of players, IMO that makes us a dangerous fo indeed!
UTMC
I still don't like to use the 'p-word' and will be more than happy to get our highest placing ever in this League, but all the same we all know how big these next two games are and what they could do for the club. Our advantage is we don't have the burden of expectation on us that QPR and Reading do, we're safe and can play with no fear whatsoever, we also have a very talented squad of players, IMO that makes us a dangerous fo indeed! UTMC TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 12

11:55am Tue 1 Apr 14

Steveo123 says...

QPR are there for the taking !!,, Austin, their main goal scorer's out along with a few of their better players,,,, 3 - 1 Cherries..
QPR are there for the taking !!,, Austin, their main goal scorer's out along with a few of their better players,,,, 3 - 1 Cherries.. Steveo123
  • Score: 11

11:58am Tue 1 Apr 14

holdinkæft says...

Why does everyone say 5 points off the playoffs when we all know its 6 points? Feb was bad march was good lets see what april brings
Why does everyone say 5 points off the playoffs when we all know its 6 points? Feb was bad march was good lets see what april brings holdinkæft
  • Score: -20

12:14pm Tue 1 Apr 14

smhinto says...

mark.s wrote:
Our away support has been superb recently, both in numbers and noise. As a semi away regular, it's by far the best I've ever known it.
Agreed, our support has been tremendous compared with years passed.
.
I remember the early 1980's home support. I remember some silly 'burke' sat in the main stand with Timothy White's sun cream rubbed on his arms wearing a stupid pair of 1970's sun-glasses with the matchday programme stuffed into his trouser pocket and a copy the Echo rolled up under his arm.
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Then turns round to the person next to him moaning about the rowdy away fans who were singling various football 'ditties' in support of their team. So typical Bournemouth of yesteryear.
.
But long may our away support continue.
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: Our away support has been superb recently, both in numbers and noise. As a semi away regular, it's by far the best I've ever known it.[/p][/quote]Agreed, our support has been tremendous compared with years passed. . I remember the early 1980's home support. I remember some silly 'burke' sat in the main stand with Timothy White's sun cream rubbed on his arms wearing a stupid pair of 1970's sun-glasses with the matchday programme stuffed into his trouser pocket and a copy the Echo rolled up under his arm. . Then turns round to the person next to him moaning about the rowdy away fans who were singling various football 'ditties' in support of their team. So typical Bournemouth of yesteryear. . But long may our away support continue. smhinto
  • Score: -16

12:31pm Tue 1 Apr 14

boyerboy says...

So many options for player of the season, for me its Franny,He is MR. Consistency and as for those crosses - wow.
So many options for player of the season, for me its Franny,He is MR. Consistency and as for those crosses - wow. boyerboy
  • Score: 9

12:31pm Tue 1 Apr 14

nonnogeppetto says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
I still don't like to use the 'p-word' and will be more than happy to get our highest placing ever in this League, but all the same we all know how big these next two games are and what they could do for the club. Our advantage is we don't have the burden of expectation on us that QPR and Reading do, we're safe and can play with no fear whatsoever, we also have a very talented squad of players, IMO that makes us a dangerous fo indeed!
UTMC
You are so right TedMac....... I think that from now on we will see a much more relaxed squad play the good football that we all know they can play nothing to lose and pressure off. ENJOY that is what I say. Come on you mighty CHERRIES.. Even smhinto is making sense today I still have those shorts and sunglasses but I have stopped buying the Echo (whoops what am I saying!!) ahhhhhhhhhhhh
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: I still don't like to use the 'p-word' and will be more than happy to get our highest placing ever in this League, but all the same we all know how big these next two games are and what they could do for the club. Our advantage is we don't have the burden of expectation on us that QPR and Reading do, we're safe and can play with no fear whatsoever, we also have a very talented squad of players, IMO that makes us a dangerous fo indeed! UTMC[/p][/quote]You are so right TedMac....... I think that from now on we will see a much more relaxed squad play the good football that we all know they can play nothing to lose and pressure off. ENJOY that is what I say. Come on you mighty CHERRIES.. Even smhinto is making sense today I still have those shorts and sunglasses but I have stopped buying the Echo (whoops what am I saying!!) ahhhhhhhhhhhh nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 3

1:13pm Tue 1 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^
Nonno, have you got any of that Timothy Whites suncreme left!!!
^ Nonno, have you got any of that Timothy Whites suncreme left!!! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 2

1:39pm Tue 1 Apr 14

coops1965cherry says...

smhinto wrote:
mark.s wrote:
Our away support has been superb recently, both in numbers and noise. As a semi away regular, it's by far the best I've ever known it.
Agreed, our support has been tremendous compared with years passed.
.
I remember the early 1980's home support. I remember some silly 'burke' sat in the main stand with Timothy White's sun cream rubbed on his arms wearing a stupid pair of 1970's sun-glasses with the matchday programme stuffed into his trouser pocket and a copy the Echo rolled up under his arm.
.
Then turns round to the person next to him moaning about the rowdy away fans who were singling various football 'ditties' in support of their team. So typical Bournemouth of yesteryear.
.
But long may our away support continue.
For my money the support at football these days is a far cry from what it used to be.
The atmosphere at the old Dean Court with the south end in full cry was incredible.

These days even with a full house the songs are nothing in comparison, either in volume or variety.

Bring back safe terracing, this is football not a poetry recital !

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: Our away support has been superb recently, both in numbers and noise. As a semi away regular, it's by far the best I've ever known it.[/p][/quote]Agreed, our support has been tremendous compared with years passed. . I remember the early 1980's home support. I remember some silly 'burke' sat in the main stand with Timothy White's sun cream rubbed on his arms wearing a stupid pair of 1970's sun-glasses with the matchday programme stuffed into his trouser pocket and a copy the Echo rolled up under his arm. . Then turns round to the person next to him moaning about the rowdy away fans who were singling various football 'ditties' in support of their team. So typical Bournemouth of yesteryear. . But long may our away support continue.[/p][/quote]For my money the support at football these days is a far cry from what it used to be. The atmosphere at the old Dean Court with the south end in full cry was incredible. These days even with a full house the songs are nothing in comparison, either in volume or variety. Bring back safe terracing, this is football not a poetry recital ! U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 12

1:42pm Tue 1 Apr 14

ASM says...

QPR have some top premiership players in their team, Barton may be a disgrace with his behaviour, but he is a great player. They've got a premiership back 5 and good wingers. It will be an amazing game
QPR have some top premiership players in their team, Barton may be a disgrace with his behaviour, but he is a great player. They've got a premiership back 5 and good wingers. It will be an amazing game ASM
  • Score: 5

2:58pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Steveo123 says...

ASM wrote:
QPR have some top premiership players in their team, Barton may be a disgrace with his behaviour, but he is a great player. They've got a premiership back 5 and good wingers. It will be an amazing game
Have you seen the age of those back 5 ,, far too old and slow for us,,, (Barton's OK but will be no good when he's sent off).....Still 3- 0 to us COME ON !!!
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: QPR have some top premiership players in their team, Barton may be a disgrace with his behaviour, but he is a great player. They've got a premiership back 5 and good wingers. It will be an amazing game[/p][/quote]Have you seen the age of those back 5 ,, far too old and slow for us,,, (Barton's OK but will be no good when he's sent off).....Still 3- 0 to us COME ON !!! Steveo123
  • Score: 4

3:05pm Tue 1 Apr 14

canfordcherry says...

ASM wrote:
QPR have some top premiership players in their team, Barton may be a disgrace with his behaviour, but he is a great player. They've got a premiership back 5 and good wingers. It will be an amazing game
Yes but it would be nice to see them, and Reading, bottle it through pressure starting on Saturday!
How long will Barton &/or Harry stay on the pitch?
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: QPR have some top premiership players in their team, Barton may be a disgrace with his behaviour, but he is a great player. They've got a premiership back 5 and good wingers. It will be an amazing game[/p][/quote]Yes but it would be nice to see them, and Reading, bottle it through pressure starting on Saturday! How long will Barton &/or Harry stay on the pitch? canfordcherry
  • Score: 2

3:17pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
smhinto wrote:
mark.s wrote:
Our away support has been superb recently, both in numbers and noise. As a semi away regular, it's by far the best I've ever known it.
Agreed, our support has been tremendous compared with years passed.
.
I remember the early 1980's home support. I remember some silly 'burke' sat in the main stand with Timothy White's sun cream rubbed on his arms wearing a stupid pair of 1970's sun-glasses with the matchday programme stuffed into his trouser pocket and a copy the Echo rolled up under his arm.
.
Then turns round to the person next to him moaning about the rowdy away fans who were singling various football 'ditties' in support of their team. So typical Bournemouth of yesteryear.
.
But long may our away support continue.
For my money the support at football these days is a far cry from what it used to be.
The atmosphere at the old Dean Court with the south end in full cry was incredible.

These days even with a full house the songs are nothing in comparison, either in volume or variety.

Bring back safe terracing, this is football not a poetry recital !

U T C I A D.
Couldn't agree more , it's much better standing . The seats are much to small especially if you have someone rather large sat next to you .. Regarding promotion , I would love us to get in the playoffs this season , but do some people on here think it would be to soon for us ? Myself I think if we finish in the top 10 this season . We will attract some good players next season . And maybe then go for promotion . We mustn't forget we are a small club . We need to build on our success , personally I think top flight football next season would be to soon ..
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: Our away support has been superb recently, both in numbers and noise. As a semi away regular, it's by far the best I've ever known it.[/p][/quote]Agreed, our support has been tremendous compared with years passed. . I remember the early 1980's home support. I remember some silly 'burke' sat in the main stand with Timothy White's sun cream rubbed on his arms wearing a stupid pair of 1970's sun-glasses with the matchday programme stuffed into his trouser pocket and a copy the Echo rolled up under his arm. . Then turns round to the person next to him moaning about the rowdy away fans who were singling various football 'ditties' in support of their team. So typical Bournemouth of yesteryear. . But long may our away support continue.[/p][/quote]For my money the support at football these days is a far cry from what it used to be. The atmosphere at the old Dean Court with the south end in full cry was incredible. These days even with a full house the songs are nothing in comparison, either in volume or variety. Bring back safe terracing, this is football not a poetry recital ! U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more , it's much better standing . The seats are much to small especially if you have someone rather large sat next to you .. Regarding promotion , I would love us to get in the playoffs this season , but do some people on here think it would be to soon for us ? Myself I think if we finish in the top 10 this season . We will attract some good players next season . And maybe then go for promotion . We mustn't forget we are a small club . We need to build on our success , personally I think top flight football next season would be to soon .. Nat1234
  • Score: 6

3:40pm Tue 1 Apr 14

N Smith says...

I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.
I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high. N Smith
  • Score: 8

3:48pm Tue 1 Apr 14

In Absentia says...

If we finish above 12th, then it's our best season ever, I'll be happy with that.

QPR are pretty tight at the back, I think it could be 1-0 either way to be honest. I daresay it'll end up being 6-5 !!
If we finish above 12th, then it's our best season ever, I'll be happy with that. QPR are pretty tight at the back, I think it could be 1-0 either way to be honest. I daresay it'll end up being 6-5 !! In Absentia
  • Score: 1

3:58pm Tue 1 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

N Smith wrote:
I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.
Perfectly put... super proud of the achievments so far, so no preasure on the players, just give it 100% and play without fear. As fans we also have a huge role to play, so let's ramp up the volume and urge the team on.

As for those suggesting it might be to soon for top flight football, well in my opinion, it is never to soon to pocket 120m +. Im not getting any younger and would love to see us rubbing shoulders with the big boys, even for just one season. We can all dream.!!!
GOOD LUCK TO EDDIE, JASON AND THE TEAM.
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.[/p][/quote]Perfectly put... super proud of the achievments so far, so no preasure on the players, just give it 100% and play without fear. As fans we also have a huge role to play, so let's ramp up the volume and urge the team on. As for those suggesting it might be to soon for top flight football, well in my opinion, it is never to soon to pocket 120m +. Im not getting any younger and would love to see us rubbing shoulders with the big boys, even for just one season. We can all dream.!!! GOOD LUCK TO EDDIE, JASON AND THE TEAM. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 8

4:04pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Steveo123 says...

ASM wrote:
QPR have some top premiership players in their team, Barton may be a disgrace with his behaviour, but he is a great player. They've got a premiership back 5 and good wingers. It will be an amazing game
Have you seen the age of those back 5 ,, far too old and slow for us,,, and they have Zamora for a striker hahah (Barton's OK but will be no good when he's sent off).....Still 3- 0 to us COME ON !!!
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: QPR have some top premiership players in their team, Barton may be a disgrace with his behaviour, but he is a great player. They've got a premiership back 5 and good wingers. It will be an amazing game[/p][/quote]Have you seen the age of those back 5 ,, far too old and slow for us,,, and they have Zamora for a striker hahah (Barton's OK but will be no good when he's sent off).....Still 3- 0 to us COME ON !!! Steveo123
  • Score: 2

4:06pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Fanfor45 says...

Reflecting on last season at about this time of the season when teams above or near us were playing on a Tuesday night , I certainly remember Doncaster losing at home and gifting us an opportunity to grab promotion and even the championship with only a few games to go. I have the same feeling now and feel that we will sneak up very much “under the radar” more through the failings of others than our own success. Having been to Loftus Road to see us beaten easily 3-0, I am going to see a totally different match on Saturday and am confident of a reverse of that scoreline. However, I certainly will not be disappointed if we don’t get maximum points. Up the mighty Cherries!!!!
Reflecting on last season at about this time of the season when teams above or near us were playing on a Tuesday night , I certainly remember Doncaster losing at home and gifting us an opportunity to grab promotion and even the championship with only a few games to go. I have the same feeling now and feel that we will sneak up very much “under the radar” more through the failings of others than our own success. Having been to Loftus Road to see us beaten easily 3-0, I am going to see a totally different match on Saturday and am confident of a reverse of that scoreline. However, I certainly will not be disappointed if we don’t get maximum points. Up the mighty Cherries!!!! Fanfor45
  • Score: 4

5:14pm Tue 1 Apr 14

golfer33 says...

N Smith wrote:
I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.
Are you joking us, you see the winning line and you go into a stroll thinking you have done enough. thats not the way, now comes the spurt for the line, every game is a cup fnal. Lets stuff Harry and his boys. I'm sure he would love "his team" to reach the playoffs.
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.[/p][/quote]Are you joking us, you see the winning line and you go into a stroll thinking you have done enough. thats not the way, now comes the spurt for the line, every game is a cup fnal. Lets stuff Harry and his boys. I'm sure he would love "his team" to reach the playoffs. golfer33
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Tue 1 Apr 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Anyone heard of oxbog recently?
Anyone heard of oxbog recently? easthoweafcb.
  • Score: -1

5:23pm Tue 1 Apr 14

nonnogeppetto says...

easthoweafcb. wrote:
Anyone heard of oxbog recently?
Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!!
[quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Anyone heard of oxbog recently?[/p][/quote]Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!! nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Tue 1 Apr 14

shifty035 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
easthoweafcb. wrote:
Anyone heard of oxbog recently?
Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!!
LMFAO
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Anyone heard of oxbog recently?[/p][/quote]Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!![/p][/quote]LMFAO shifty035
  • Score: -3

5:30pm Tue 1 Apr 14

canfordcherry says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
easthoweafcb. wrote:
Anyone heard of oxbog recently?
Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!!
Waiting to be 'scouted' for Brit Got Talent by Smhinto. Oh wait, he's not that sort of talent scout, I forgot.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Anyone heard of oxbog recently?[/p][/quote]Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!![/p][/quote]Waiting to be 'scouted' for Brit Got Talent by Smhinto. Oh wait, he's not that sort of talent scout, I forgot. canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

5:31pm Tue 1 Apr 14

afcb-mark says...

Play offs would be great and a trip to Wembley whatever the outcome would be the icing on the cake for this season. Time to start booking the coaches.
Play offs would be great and a trip to Wembley whatever the outcome would be the icing on the cake for this season. Time to start booking the coaches. afcb-mark
  • Score: 0

5:42pm Tue 1 Apr 14

bobsworthforever says...

71 points will do it 5 wins and a draw but we must beat Reading who have a tough run in they will only get 70 at most Forest no win in ten Ipswich and Brighton not good enough just Blackburn to worry about if they win tonight but very inconsistent then lets hope its QPR home and away and Derby in the final
71 points will do it 5 wins and a draw but we must beat Reading who have a tough run in they will only get 70 at most Forest no win in ten Ipswich and Brighton not good enough just Blackburn to worry about if they win tonight but very inconsistent then lets hope its QPR home and away and Derby in the final bobsworthforever
  • Score: -1

5:46pm Tue 1 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

canfordcherry wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
easthoweafcb. wrote:
Anyone heard of oxbog recently?
Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!!
Waiting to be 'scouted' for Brit Got Talent by Smhinto. Oh wait, he's not that sort of talent scout, I forgot.
And he hasn't been to Boscombe in the last 30 yrs.!!!
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Anyone heard of oxbog recently?[/p][/quote]Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!![/p][/quote]Waiting to be 'scouted' for Brit Got Talent by Smhinto. Oh wait, he's not that sort of talent scout, I forgot.[/p][/quote]And he hasn't been to Boscombe in the last 30 yrs.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 0

5:57pm Tue 1 Apr 14

nonnogeppetto says...

shifty035 wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
easthoweafcb. wrote:
Anyone heard of oxbog recently?
Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!!
LMFAO
Forgive my ignorance shifty035 but I have no idea (I should know) what those initials stand for! Answer only if clean and allowed on this site!!!!
[quote][p][bold]shifty035[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Anyone heard of oxbog recently?[/p][/quote]Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!![/p][/quote]LMFAO[/p][/quote]Forgive my ignorance shifty035 but I have no idea (I should know) what those initials stand for! Answer only if clean and allowed on this site!!!! nonnogeppetto
  • Score: -2

6:03pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Afcbpete says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.
Perfectly put... super proud of the achievments so far, so no preasure on the players, just give it 100% and play without fear. As fans we also have a huge role to play, so let's ramp up the volume and urge the team on.

As for those suggesting it might be to soon for top flight football, well in my opinion, it is never to soon to pocket 120m +. Im not getting any younger and would love to see us rubbing shoulders with the big boys, even for just one season. We can all dream.!!!
GOOD LUCK TO EDDIE, JASON AND THE TEAM.
It's never too soon to get promoted, you can't say, sorry, we'll leave it this year, can you promote us in two years time instead. It's fair to say I don't think we're ready for it, how many of the squad would be good enough for a start. But this has be the season to beat all seasons, I'm so proud of everyone connected with the club. what happens, happens, we just have to give our all as fans and enjoy what's going on on the pitch... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.[/p][/quote]Perfectly put... super proud of the achievments so far, so no preasure on the players, just give it 100% and play without fear. As fans we also have a huge role to play, so let's ramp up the volume and urge the team on. As for those suggesting it might be to soon for top flight football, well in my opinion, it is never to soon to pocket 120m +. Im not getting any younger and would love to see us rubbing shoulders with the big boys, even for just one season. We can all dream.!!! GOOD LUCK TO EDDIE, JASON AND THE TEAM.[/p][/quote]It's never too soon to get promoted, you can't say, sorry, we'll leave it this year, can you promote us in two years time instead. It's fair to say I don't think we're ready for it, how many of the squad would be good enough for a start. But this has be the season to beat all seasons, I'm so proud of everyone connected with the club. what happens, happens, we just have to give our all as fans and enjoy what's going on on the pitch... UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 7

6:18pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
shifty035 wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
easthoweafcb. wrote:
Anyone heard of oxbog recently?
Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!!
LMFAO
Forgive my ignorance shifty035 but I have no idea (I should know) what those initials stand for! Answer only if clean and allowed on this site!!!!
It contains a swear word . Need I say more , laugh my ......... A...rse off ..
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shifty035[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Anyone heard of oxbog recently?[/p][/quote]Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!![/p][/quote]LMFAO[/p][/quote]Forgive my ignorance shifty035 but I have no idea (I should know) what those initials stand for! Answer only if clean and allowed on this site!!!![/p][/quote]It contains a swear word . Need I say more , laugh my ......... A...rse off .. Nat1234
  • Score: 1

6:23pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.
Perfectly put... super proud of the achievments so far, so no preasure on the players, just give it 100% and play without fear. As fans we also have a huge role to play, so let's ramp up the volume and urge the team on.

As for those suggesting it might be to soon for top flight football, well in my opinion, it is never to soon to pocket 120m +. Im not getting any younger and would love to see us rubbing shoulders with the big boys, even for just one season. We can all dream.!!!
GOOD LUCK TO EDDIE, JASON AND THE TEAM.
It's never too soon to get promoted, you can't say, sorry, we'll leave it this year, can you promote us in two years time instead. It's fair to say I don't think we're ready for it, how many of the squad would be good enough for a start. But this has be the season to beat all seasons, I'm so proud of everyone connected with the club. what happens, happens, we just have to give our all as fans and enjoy what's going on on the pitch... UTCIAD
Let me put a few things to you . How big would our crowd be ,? Will our team be good enough for the prem , ? If not how much would we spend on and pay players . If we do it over a matter of seasons . Build the ground up . Start getting a good squad together . It all takes time .
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.[/p][/quote]Perfectly put... super proud of the achievments so far, so no preasure on the players, just give it 100% and play without fear. As fans we also have a huge role to play, so let's ramp up the volume and urge the team on. As for those suggesting it might be to soon for top flight football, well in my opinion, it is never to soon to pocket 120m +. Im not getting any younger and would love to see us rubbing shoulders with the big boys, even for just one season. We can all dream.!!! GOOD LUCK TO EDDIE, JASON AND THE TEAM.[/p][/quote]It's never too soon to get promoted, you can't say, sorry, we'll leave it this year, can you promote us in two years time instead. It's fair to say I don't think we're ready for it, how many of the squad would be good enough for a start. But this has be the season to beat all seasons, I'm so proud of everyone connected with the club. what happens, happens, we just have to give our all as fans and enjoy what's going on on the pitch... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Let me put a few things to you . How big would our crowd be ,? Will our team be good enough for the prem , ? If not how much would we spend on and pay players . If we do it over a matter of seasons . Build the ground up . Start getting a good squad together . It all takes time . Nat1234
  • Score: -5

6:26pm Tue 1 Apr 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Nat1234 wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
shifty035 wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
easthoweafcb. wrote:
Anyone heard of oxbog recently?
Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!!
LMFAO
Forgive my ignorance shifty035 but I have no idea (I should know) what those initials stand for! Answer only if clean and allowed on this site!!!!
It contains a swear word . Need I say more , laugh my ......... A...rse off ..
I guessed as much!!!!!! just wanted to make sure Thanks Nat1234
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shifty035[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Anyone heard of oxbog recently?[/p][/quote]Busking down at Boscombe Pier next to someone suspiciously looking like DorsetBlue allegedly!![/p][/quote]LMFAO[/p][/quote]Forgive my ignorance shifty035 but I have no idea (I should know) what those initials stand for! Answer only if clean and allowed on this site!!!![/p][/quote]It contains a swear word . Need I say more , laugh my ......... A...rse off ..[/p][/quote]I guessed as much!!!!!! just wanted to make sure Thanks Nat1234 nonnogeppetto
  • Score: -1

6:29pm Tue 1 Apr 14

dustbindanny says...

If we play with the speed and pace that we did against Leeds, then I think we have a very good chance of beating QPR, trouble is the Boy,s run their Hearts out and start to fade in the last 20minutes, having said that ,this will be a game of two managers, Harry and Eddie, Is the young pretender ready to take the maestro,s crown? Turn up on Saturday and find out!
If we play with the speed and pace that we did against Leeds, then I think we have a very good chance of beating QPR, trouble is the Boy,s run their Hearts out and start to fade in the last 20minutes, having said that ,this will be a game of two managers, Harry and Eddie, Is the young pretender ready to take the maestro,s crown? Turn up on Saturday and find out! dustbindanny
  • Score: 7

6:33pm Tue 1 Apr 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.
Perfectly put... super proud of the achievments so far, so no preasure on the players, just give it 100% and play without fear. As fans we also have a huge role to play, so let's ramp up the volume and urge the team on.

As for those suggesting it might be to soon for top flight football, well in my opinion, it is never to soon to pocket 120m +. Im not getting any younger and would love to see us rubbing shoulders with the big boys, even for just one season. We can all dream.!!!
GOOD LUCK TO EDDIE, JASON AND THE TEAM.
It's never too soon to get promoted, you can't say, sorry, we'll leave it this year, can you promote us in two years time instead. It's fair to say I don't think we're ready for it, how many of the squad would be good enough for a start. But this has be the season to beat all seasons, I'm so proud of everyone connected with the club. what happens, happens, we just have to give our all as fans and enjoy what's going on on the pitch... UTCIAD
Let me put a few things to you . How big would our crowd be ,? Will our team be good enough for the prem , ? If not how much would we spend on and pay players . If we do it over a matter of seasons . Build the ground up . Start getting a good squad together . It all takes time .
I think (I could be wrong!) you are missing the point. |What AFCBpete is saying is that we cannot manufacture promotion we can never know how well we would do I believe that it will be a tall order but if it came we could not refuse it simply because we felt unready or account for all the points you make regarding gates etc. We could not say we will not go for promotion because our team will not be good enough lets face it if they got us promoted they would certainly have been good enough to get us there. Anyway we have achieved far better than expected and we celebrate that fact.As long as you leave Rantie alone as you have been doing in your recent posts!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.[/p][/quote]Perfectly put... super proud of the achievments so far, so no preasure on the players, just give it 100% and play without fear. As fans we also have a huge role to play, so let's ramp up the volume and urge the team on. As for those suggesting it might be to soon for top flight football, well in my opinion, it is never to soon to pocket 120m +. Im not getting any younger and would love to see us rubbing shoulders with the big boys, even for just one season. We can all dream.!!! GOOD LUCK TO EDDIE, JASON AND THE TEAM.[/p][/quote]It's never too soon to get promoted, you can't say, sorry, we'll leave it this year, can you promote us in two years time instead. It's fair to say I don't think we're ready for it, how many of the squad would be good enough for a start. But this has be the season to beat all seasons, I'm so proud of everyone connected with the club. what happens, happens, we just have to give our all as fans and enjoy what's going on on the pitch... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Let me put a few things to you . How big would our crowd be ,? Will our team be good enough for the prem , ? If not how much would we spend on and pay players . If we do it over a matter of seasons . Build the ground up . Start getting a good squad together . It all takes time .[/p][/quote]I think (I could be wrong!) you are missing the point. |What AFCBpete is saying is that we cannot manufacture promotion we can never know how well we would do I believe that it will be a tall order but if it came we could not refuse it simply because we felt unready or account for all the points you make regarding gates etc. We could not say we will not go for promotion because our team will not be good enough lets face it if they got us promoted they would certainly have been good enough to get us there. Anyway we have achieved far better than expected and we celebrate that fact.As long as you leave Rantie alone as you have been doing in your recent posts!!!!!!! nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 2

6:53pm Tue 1 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
N Smith wrote:
I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.
Perfectly put... super proud of the achievments so far, so no preasure on the players, just give it 100% and play without fear. As fans we also have a huge role to play, so let's ramp up the volume and urge the team on.

As for those suggesting it might be to soon for top flight football, well in my opinion, it is never to soon to pocket 120m +. Im not getting any younger and would love to see us rubbing shoulders with the big boys, even for just one season. We can all dream.!!!
GOOD LUCK TO EDDIE, JASON AND THE TEAM.
It's never too soon to get promoted, you can't say, sorry, we'll leave it this year, can you promote us in two years time instead. It's fair to say I don't think we're ready for it, how many of the squad would be good enough for a start. But this has be the season to beat all seasons, I'm so proud of everyone connected with the club. what happens, happens, we just have to give our all as fans and enjoy what's going on on the pitch... UTCIAD
Let me put a few things to you . How big would our crowd be ,? Will our team be good enough for the prem , ? If not how much would we spend on and pay players . If we do it over a matter of seasons . Build the ground up . Start getting a good squad together . It all takes time .
I think (I could be wrong!) you are missing the point. |What AFCBpete is saying is that we cannot manufacture promotion we can never know how well we would do I believe that it will be a tall order but if it came we could not refuse it simply because we felt unready or account for all the points you make regarding gates etc. We could not say we will not go for promotion because our team will not be good enough lets face it if they got us promoted they would certainly have been good enough to get us there. Anyway we have achieved far better than expected and we celebrate that fact.As long as you leave Rantie alone as you have been doing in your recent posts!!!!!!!
And not forgetting we have already given a very good account of ourselves against champions elect Liverpool this season.
Jeff Mostyn has stated on the afcb site that that plans are in place, so that is good reason to have a right old go. UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: I would love to finish in the top 6 however I won't be disappointed if we don't.The players and management have no pressure on them they have exceeded most fans expectations by a long way.They have done us proud, my message to the players is go out there and enjoy these last few games and what will be will be .What ever the results are you can hold yours heads high.[/p][/quote]Perfectly put... super proud of the achievments so far, so no preasure on the players, just give it 100% and play without fear. As fans we also have a huge role to play, so let's ramp up the volume and urge the team on. As for those suggesting it might be to soon for top flight football, well in my opinion, it is never to soon to pocket 120m +. Im not getting any younger and would love to see us rubbing shoulders with the big boys, even for just one season. We can all dream.!!! GOOD LUCK TO EDDIE, JASON AND THE TEAM.[/p][/quote]It's never too soon to get promoted, you can't say, sorry, we'll leave it this year, can you promote us in two years time instead. It's fair to say I don't think we're ready for it, how many of the squad would be good enough for a start. But this has be the season to beat all seasons, I'm so proud of everyone connected with the club. what happens, happens, we just have to give our all as fans and enjoy what's going on on the pitch... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Let me put a few things to you . How big would our crowd be ,? Will our team be good enough for the prem , ? If not how much would we spend on and pay players . If we do it over a matter of seasons . Build the ground up . Start getting a good squad together . It all takes time .[/p][/quote]I think (I could be wrong!) you are missing the point. |What AFCBpete is saying is that we cannot manufacture promotion we can never know how well we would do I believe that it will be a tall order but if it came we could not refuse it simply because we felt unready or account for all the points you make regarding gates etc. We could not say we will not go for promotion because our team will not be good enough lets face it if they got us promoted they would certainly have been good enough to get us there. Anyway we have achieved far better than expected and we celebrate that fact.As long as you leave Rantie alone as you have been doing in your recent posts!!!!!!![/p][/quote]And not forgetting we have already given a very good account of ourselves against champions elect Liverpool this season. Jeff Mostyn has stated on the afcb site that that plans are in place, so that is good reason to have a right old go. UTCIAD STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 1

7:06pm Tue 1 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

afcb-mark wrote:
Play offs would be great and a trip to Wembley whatever the outcome would be the icing on the cake for this season. Time to start booking the coaches.
Who remembers our last visit to Wembley againt Grimsby.??
How funny it was to see all those old double decker buses rammed full of cherries fans trundling along the M25. Some of those buses/ coaches probably hadn't seen in service for many years.!!!
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: Play offs would be great and a trip to Wembley whatever the outcome would be the icing on the cake for this season. Time to start booking the coaches.[/p][/quote]Who remembers our last visit to Wembley againt Grimsby.?? How funny it was to see all those old double decker buses rammed full of cherries fans trundling along the M25. Some of those buses/ coaches probably hadn't seen in service for many years.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 2

7:17pm Tue 1 Apr 14

nonnogeppetto says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
Play offs would be great and a trip to Wembley whatever the outcome would be the icing on the cake for this season. Time to start booking the coaches.
Who remembers our last visit to Wembley againt Grimsby.??
How funny it was to see all those old double decker buses rammed full of cherries fans trundling along the M25. Some of those buses/ coaches probably hadn't seen in service for many years.!!!
I accompanied a disabled friend of mine (has since died) who suffered with epilepsy, bless him in the excitement he forgot to take his medication as a consequence I only saw about a quarter of the game the rest was spend taking care of him coming out of his fits, no regrets it was worth every minute of it and I do recall seeing coach after coach with waving Cherries scarfs. My friend, as was I, was very disappointed to lose.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: Play offs would be great and a trip to Wembley whatever the outcome would be the icing on the cake for this season. Time to start booking the coaches.[/p][/quote]Who remembers our last visit to Wembley againt Grimsby.?? How funny it was to see all those old double decker buses rammed full of cherries fans trundling along the M25. Some of those buses/ coaches probably hadn't seen in service for many years.!!![/p][/quote]I accompanied a disabled friend of mine (has since died) who suffered with epilepsy, bless him in the excitement he forgot to take his medication as a consequence I only saw about a quarter of the game the rest was spend taking care of him coming out of his fits, no regrets it was worth every minute of it and I do recall seeing coach after coach with waving Cherries scarfs. My friend, as was I, was very disappointed to lose. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 1

10:20pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

With QPR & Reading due next we may have to jump through hoops in both games!
With QPR & Reading due next we may have to jump through hoops in both games! Yorkie Cherry
  • Score: 3

11:49pm Tue 1 Apr 14

golfer33 says...

Tonights result at Blakburn ended just as ordered.
Do you remember last seasons run in, where all the results helped us get promoted. Deja Vu
Tonights result at Blakburn ended just as ordered. Do you remember last seasons run in, where all the results helped us get promoted. Deja Vu golfer33
  • Score: 3

11:16am Wed 2 Apr 14

Square Old Codger says...

Nat1234 wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote:
smhinto wrote:
mark.s wrote: Our away support has been superb recently, both in numbers and noise. As a semi away regular, it's by far the best I've ever known it.
Agreed, our support has been tremendous compared with years passed. . I remember the early 1980's home support. I remember some silly 'burke' sat in the main stand with Timothy White's sun cream rubbed on his arms wearing a stupid pair of 1970's sun-glasses with the matchday programme stuffed into his trouser pocket and a copy the Echo rolled up under his arm. . Then turns round to the person next to him moaning about the rowdy away fans who were singling various football 'ditties' in support of their team. So typical Bournemouth of yesteryear. . But long may our away support continue.
For my money the support at football these days is a far cry from what it used to be. The atmosphere at the old Dean Court with the south end in full cry was incredible. These days even with a full house the songs are nothing in comparison, either in volume or variety. Bring back safe terracing, this is football not a poetry recital ! U T C I A D.
Couldn't agree more , it's much better standing . The seats are much to small especially if you have someone rather large sat next to you .. Regarding promotion , I would love us to get in the playoffs this season , but do some people on here think it would be to soon for us ? Myself I think if we finish in the top 10 this season . We will attract some good players next season . And maybe then go for promotion . We mustn't forget we are a small club . We need to build on our success , personally I think top flight football next season would be to soon ..
Agree with you about terracing, which hopefully is on the way back, at least 5 Premiership Clubs are offering to introduce standing areas, using the rail seating system so widely used in German Football , safely!! A quick way too to increase Ground Capacity and offer supporters choice . I don't think that filling the ground will be a problem, but increasing the capacity quickly will be. Share too your dislike of the seating at the ground, as someone long legged have to sit sideways and it's uncomfortable, find the South Stand far better, the seats have better leg room, ironic that a temporary stand is better than the permanent stands!! Whilst I don't really think we will make it this year, will need both luck and other results to go our way, we might just do so. So while there is life there is hope!!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: Our away support has been superb recently, both in numbers and noise. As a semi away regular, it's by far the best I've ever known it.[/p][/quote]Agreed, our support has been tremendous compared with years passed. . I remember the early 1980's home support. I remember some silly 'burke' sat in the main stand with Timothy White's sun cream rubbed on his arms wearing a stupid pair of 1970's sun-glasses with the matchday programme stuffed into his trouser pocket and a copy the Echo rolled up under his arm. . Then turns round to the person next to him moaning about the rowdy away fans who were singling various football 'ditties' in support of their team. So typical Bournemouth of yesteryear. . But long may our away support continue.[/p][/quote]For my money the support at football these days is a far cry from what it used to be. The atmosphere at the old Dean Court with the south end in full cry was incredible. These days even with a full house the songs are nothing in comparison, either in volume or variety. Bring back safe terracing, this is football not a poetry recital ! U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more , it's much better standing . The seats are much to small especially if you have someone rather large sat next to you .. Regarding promotion , I would love us to get in the playoffs this season , but do some people on here think it would be to soon for us ? Myself I think if we finish in the top 10 this season . We will attract some good players next season . And maybe then go for promotion . We mustn't forget we are a small club . We need to build on our success , personally I think top flight football next season would be to soon ..[/p][/quote]Agree with you about terracing, which hopefully is on the way back, at least 5 Premiership Clubs are offering to introduce standing areas, using the rail seating system so widely used in German Football , safely!! A quick way too to increase Ground Capacity and offer supporters choice . I don't think that filling the ground will be a problem, but increasing the capacity quickly will be. Share too your dislike of the seating at the ground, as someone long legged have to sit sideways and it's uncomfortable, find the South Stand far better, the seats have better leg room, ironic that a temporary stand is better than the permanent stands!! Whilst I don't really think we will make it this year, will need both luck and other results to go our way, we might just do so. So while there is life there is hope!! Square Old Codger
  • Score: 0

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