Matchday live: AFC Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday

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  • LIVE SCORE: CHERRIES 2 (Pugh 31, Kermorgant 58) SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4 (Nuhiu 16, Hutchinson 34, Best 86, Maguire 90+6) FT
  • Cherries: Camp, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Harte (Smith, 70), Ritchie (Fraser, 62), Surman, O'Kane, Pugh (Pitman, 79), Kermorgant, Grabban. Subs: Ward, MacDonald, Rantie, Allsop (g/k).
  • Sheffield Wednesday: Kirkland, Buxton (Palmer, 52), Llera, Onyewu, Mattock, Maguire, Hutchinson, Lee, Helan (Coke, 66), Antonio, Nuhiu (Best, 73). Subs: Taylor, Lavery, Afobe, Martinez (g/k).
  • Cherries created the better chances during the first half but two soft goals handed Sheffield Wednesday the lead.
  • Kermorgant's equaliser has restored parity with Wednesday now down to 10 men following Sam Hutchinson's dismissal for two yellow cards.
  • Cherries caught on the break by substitute Leon Best with four minutes to go and Chris Maguire in added time.

5:04pm

Had Cherries won, they would have been seventh, level on points with sixth-placed Brighton. 

Small margins.

In hindsight, a point could have been more handy than many would have thought. 

5:02pm

Championship FT: Huddersfield 1 Brighton 1. 

5:02pm

Cherries arguably the better side, certainly created more, but two absolute gifts set the trend and ultimately left the hosts with too much to do. 

Credit to Wednesday and their boss Stuart Gray, introduction of Leon Best was well timed and crucial. 

5:00pm

CHERRIES 2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4

4:58pm

Another break, Maguire in the centre circle dinks up into the right channel for Best who centres for the on-rushing playmaker to scuff past Camp. 

Game over. 

4:58pm

CHERRIES 2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4 (Chris Maguire 90+6)

4:55pm

Championship FT: Wigan 3 Reading 0 

4:53pm

We've now played one of those. 

4:53pm

SEVEN minutes added time. 

4:52pm

Championship FT: Blackburn 0 Yeovil 0 

4:51pm

Cherries get caught on the break from their own corner, Maguire flicks over O'Kane to leave Wednesday three on one.

Antonio from left side of the box rattles the bar, Best picks up loose ball, turns in and slams inside Camp's near post. 

4:49pm

CHERRIES 2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY  3 (Leon Best 86) 

4:47pm

Corner Cherries, five to play... 

4:47pm

Championship latest: Huddersfield 1 Brighton 1 

4:46pm

Tommy Elphick (Cherries) 84 minutes. No one seems to know why. 

4:46pm

Francis cross finds Pitman at the far post, his header is wayward and cleared. 

4:44pm

Eight minutes of normal time to play at Dean Court. 

4:43pm

Smith skips past Maguire but his throughball is too strong to find O'Kane. 

4:42pm

Misplaced pass from Smith sees Wednesday break four on three but Best's chip sails harmlessly over the bar. 

4:41pm

For Cherries on 79 minutes: Brett Pitman on for Marc Pugh. 

4:41pm

Pitman getting ready to come on... 

4:40pm

Attendance: 10,864. 1,379 visiting fans. 

4:40pm

12 and a half minutes left for Cherries to find a winner. 

4:40pm

Kermorgant, Grabban, rolls to Pugh who shanks his shot wide. 

4:37pm

For Wednesday on 73 minutes: Leon Best replaces Nuhiu. 

4:36pm

... his effort deflects onto the post before it's hacked away.

Could not have come any closer to scoring. 

4:36pm

Kermorgant from the resulting free kick hits the bar, off the back of keeper Kirkland and... 

4:34pm

Chris Maguire booked on 71 minutes for Wednesday. 

4:34pm

For Cherries on 70 minutes: Adam Smith replaces Ian Harte. 

4:33pm

Well-worked move ends with Grabban's deflected shot creeping marginally wide. 

4:32pm

Long ball sees Nuhiu get the run on Elphick, Camp comes out of his area before retreating and slapping the ball down and clearing. 

4:28pm

4:28pm

For Wednesday on 66 minutes: Giles Coke for Jeremy Helan. 

4:25pm

Sam Hutchinson dismissed for Wednesday on 64 minutes, second booking for another late tackle on Kermorgant. 

4:24pm

For Cherries on 62 minutes: Ryan Fraser for Matt Ritchie. 

4:24pm

Angled shot from Antonio awkward for Camp after his long throw had been half cleared. 

4:22pm

Cherries going for the throat now. 

Ritchie went close shortly after and the hosts have swarmed forward since, Ritchie has just found Francis to cross for Grabban whose effort squirmed wide under pressure. 

4:20pm

Cook, Grabban and Pugh involved in some great approach play to win Cherries a corner. 

Harte took an outswinger which was thumped home by Kermorgant. 

Game on! 

4:19pm

CHERRIES 2 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2 (Yann Kermorgant 58) 

4:17pm

Overlapping run from Francis wins Cherries a corner. 

4:15pm

Corner Wednesday. 

4:15pm

Cook has another hairy moment, short back pass cleared by Camp with Nuhiu lurking with intent. 

4:14pm

For Sheffield Wednesday on 52 minutes: Liam Palmer replaces the injured Buxton. 

4:13pm

No goalmouth action in the second half yet, Wednesday's Lewis Buxton down injured. 

Championship latest: Wigan 3 Reading 0. 

4:08pm

We're underway again. 

3:56pm

The important Championship half-times: 

Blackburn 0 Yeovil 0

Huddersfield 1 Brighton 0

Wigan 2 Reading 0 

Ipswich must be delighted. 

3:52pm

Slightly subdued opening half from Cherries, still created some good openings and forced Kirkland into a number of decent saves but the goals conceded were poor from the home side's point of view. 

3:51pm

CHERRIES 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2

3:51pm

Clash of heads between Elphick and Llera leads to a two-and-half minute delay. 

3:49pm

Sam Hutchinson (Wednesday) 45+1 minutes for a late challenge on Kermorgant. 

3:48pm

Three minutes added time at the end of the first half, which we've just entered. 

3:48pm

Corner leads to a bout of penalty area pinball, Kermorgant has a hot charged down at close quarters before Wednesday clear the danger. 

3:47pm

Kermorgant drops deep again, this time finds Surman who gets the better of Llera and forces good low save from Kirkland, good chance. 

3:46pm

Linesman on the near side has a shocker in flagging offside Lewis Grabban from Yann Kermorgant's dinked pass, runs past defender after the ball is played but very late decision pulls back the play.

Poor call. 

3:43pm

3:37pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Lesleycherry says

It's a good job that I took my blood-pressure tablet this morning!!!!

3:43pm

3:43pm

3:43pm

Time for some snaps...
 

3:43pm

Harte free kick, Grabban's wild effort at the far post clears the Ted MacDougall Stand. 

3:39pm

Cherries almost hit straight back with O'Kane threading through Grabban but his low effort is smothered by Kirkland. 

3:38pm

Goalscorer confirmed as Sam Hutchinson, flick at the near post from Antonio's long throw-in on 34 minutes. 

3:37pm

CHERRIES 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2 

3:36pm

Kermorgant to Grabban in the right channel, touch and cross from the right finds Pugh steaming in at the far post top thump home close-range header. 

3:34pm

CHERRIES 1 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 (Marc Pugh 31) 

3:32pm

Championship latest: Wigan 1 Reading 0. 

3:27pm

At the other end, Ian Harte's clever free kick is worked to Kermorgant on the edge of the area but Sam Hutchinson blocks the Frenchman's low, drilled effort. 

3:26pm

Cook caught in possession again but makes a great recovering challenge on Wednesday's top scorer Chris Maguire to prevent a one-on-one with Lee Camp. 

3:24pm

Important header away by Elphick, another corner. 

Taken short, drilled in, well cleared from in front of his own goal by Pugh. 

Third corner for Wednesday. 

3:23pm

Antonio bustles past Cook, bouncing ball eventually cleared for a Wednesday corner by Elphick. 

3:22pm

Overhit by Harte. 

3:21pm

Mattock wrestles Francis to the floor wide right, free kick Cherries, Harte to take. 

3:21pm

Poor backpass from Cook, seized upon by Nuhiu outside the penalty area, took a touch inside and rifled a low shot to Camp's right. 

Cook punches the ground in frustration. 

3:20pm

CHERRIES 0 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1

Atdhe Nuhiu, 16 minutes.

3:18pm

Andrew Surman (Cherries) on 15 minutes. 

Late tackle on Lee, a bit harsh as it looked no worse than the one on Kermorgant. 

3:17pm

Neat approach play from Cherries has Wednesday worried.

3:15pm

Another Kermorgant throughball sees Grabban get the better of Llera and force a good low stop from Kirkland. 

3:14pm

Bit of confusion between Wednesday defender Llera and keeper Kirkland leads to Grabban finding some space, lay off finds Ritchie whose effort is easy for Kirkland. 

3:13pm

Kermorgant threads Grabban through but Onyewu slides in with a well-timed tackle. 

3:11pm

Good news from Yorkshire: Huddersfield Town 1 Brighton 0. 

3:10pm

Good approach play from Cherries, Ritchie sets up O'Kane who is correctly flagged offside. 

3:09pm

Good hold-up play from Nuhiu, ball drops for Kieran Lee whose strike whistles past Lee Camp's left upright.

Early warning for Cherries. 

3:08pm

Kermorgant has just took a right whack, referee Tim Robinson waved play on. 

The Cherries striker replaces his boot and gets on with it. 

Throw to Cherries, no goalmouth action yet. 

3:05pm

Small connection issue, kicked off two minutes ago. 

3:01pm

3:01pm

3:01pm

2:59pm

A few pre-match snaps from our man with the camera at Dean Court, Jon Beal...

2:53pm

We're not far from kick-off at Dean Court and the stands are filling up nicely.

Bright, sunny day with a nice sense of anticipation building. 

2:52pm

Speedway fans, Poole Pirates got off to a great start in their double header v Swindon Robins today, a 56-34 win at Wimborne Road.

Read Ned Payne's report here

2:38pm

A bold prediction for this afternoon's result... 
 
Send me your thoughts ahead of kick-off by tweeting @amitchellecho
 

 

2:36pm

Meanwhile, Cherries boss Eddie Howe has been impressed by Wednesday's upturrn in fortunes under Gray. Read his thoughts here

2:35pm

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray is aware of the threat of Lewis Grabban this afternoon, read his thoughts here

2:33pm

Two teams in contrasting form this afternoon, five wins and a draw in Cherries' past six matches while Wednesday are four without a win in the Championship and five without a win on the road.

The Owls last tasted success on away territory eight weeks ago, a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield Town at the end of February.

2:28pm

One change for Sheffield Wednesday too, Jeremy Helan replaces Liam Palmer.

Owls: Kirkland, Buxton, Llera, Onyewu, Mattock, Maguire, Hutchinson, Lee, Helan, Antonio, Nuhiu. Subs: Best, Taylor, Lavery, Palmer, Afobe, Coke, Martinez (g/k). 

2:15pm

Cherries make one change to the team which drew 1-1 at Yeovil on Saturday, Marc Pugh returns, replacing Ryan Fraser who drops to the bench.

It's the same XI that started against Reading. 

Cherries: Camp, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Harte, Ritchie, Surman, O'Kane, Pugh, Kermorgant, Grabban. Subs: Smith, Ward, MacDonald, Rantie, Fraser, Pitman, Allsop (g/k). 

11:31am

Join us from 2.30pm for team news, updates and pictures as Cherries attempt to keep on track their late play-off charge at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

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3:37pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Lesleycherry says...

It's a good job that I took my blood-pressure tablet this morning!!!!
It's a good job that I took my blood-pressure tablet this morning!!!! Lesleycherry
  • Score: 0

5:02pm Fri 18 Apr 14

golfer33 says...

1 point from an easy 2 matches , lost or form i feel.
Eddie talked about using the squad,he lied, the players were tied again.
1 point from an easy 2 matches , lost or form i feel. Eddie talked about using the squad,he lied, the players were tied again. golfer33
  • Score: -2

5:12pm Fri 18 Apr 14

DorsetBlues says...

easy games? no easy games in that league which a team like Bournemouth should be grateful of being in. So glad the result went for the Owls with an ex Pompey destroying the sad cherries team with a cracking goal, so face facts you are not going anywhere but down as your little bubble has well and truly burst PUP
easy games? no easy games in that league which a team like Bournemouth should be grateful of being in. So glad the result went for the Owls with an ex Pompey destroying the sad cherries team with a cracking goal, so face facts you are not going anywhere but down as your little bubble has well and truly burst PUP DorsetBlues
  • Score: -14

5:21pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

Well we gave it a good go , some of our players looked very tired. And probably a few nerves were getting to some of the players ... I never thought I would say this but I think EH met , his match today I think GRAY out thought EDDIE . He played a very very good system . Especially when they were down to 10 men ...
Well we gave it a good go , some of our players looked very tired. And probably a few nerves were getting to some of the players ... I never thought I would say this but I think EH met , his match today I think GRAY out thought EDDIE . He played a very very good system . Especially when they were down to 10 men ... Nat1234
  • Score: 2

5:24pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

What a great shame as this was a great opportunity today. However we shouldn't lose the fact that the team has done tremendously well to be in this position. I still think this may go to the last game of the season. I can't help thinking that Eddie, strangely, may have got his tactics wrong today. Ritchie was coming into the game when he got pulled off and I still do not see how Pitman gets into the team. Rantie's pace may have been the undoing of the Wednesday defence. Never mind roll on Monday & Ipswich. Come on you Reds!
What a great shame as this was a great opportunity today. However we shouldn't lose the fact that the team has done tremendously well to be in this position. I still think this may go to the last game of the season. I can't help thinking that Eddie, strangely, may have got his tactics wrong today. Ritchie was coming into the game when he got pulled off and I still do not see how Pitman gets into the team. Rantie's pace may have been the undoing of the Wednesday defence. Never mind roll on Monday & Ipswich. Come on you Reds! Yorkie Cherry
  • Score: 7

5:27pm Fri 18 Apr 14

ragj195 says...

Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology. ragj195
  • Score: 16

5:30pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Deejaycee says...

Wait for the r souls to creep out of the woodwork now, oops, looks like two of them already have.
Wait for the r souls to creep out of the woodwork now, oops, looks like two of them already have. Deejaycee
  • Score: 3

5:31pm Fri 18 Apr 14

DorsetBlues says...

yes used the substitution of Leon Best well and great long throws which caused the defence problems.yet again so poor vocal support and backing from the home supporters who are more interested in drinking from their flasks
yes used the substitution of Leon Best well and great long throws which caused the defence problems.yet again so poor vocal support and backing from the home supporters who are more interested in drinking from their flasks DorsetBlues
  • Score: -11

5:36pm Fri 18 Apr 14

DorsetBlues says...

credit for the Wednesay fans and they are singing and dancing up at the Lansdowne where they chased off a few local mongs by the main railway station Bournemouth out of theirl league on all levels !!!!!!
credit for the Wednesay fans and they are singing and dancing up at the Lansdowne where they chased off a few local mongs by the main railway station Bournemouth out of theirl league on all levels !!!!!! DorsetBlues
  • Score: -13

5:37pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

ragj195 wrote:
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week.
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.[/p][/quote]The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week. Yorkie Cherry
  • Score: -3

5:39pm Fri 18 Apr 14

cherryexe says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
easy games? no easy games in that league which a team like Bournemouth should be grateful of being in. So glad the result went for the Owls with an ex Pompey destroying the sad cherries team with a cracking goal, so face facts you are not going anywhere but down as your little bubble has well and truly burst PUP
What just like pompey where exactly are you oh yes silly me bottom half of leg 2 lol !!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: easy games? no easy games in that league which a team like Bournemouth should be grateful of being in. So glad the result went for the Owls with an ex Pompey destroying the sad cherries team with a cracking goal, so face facts you are not going anywhere but down as your little bubble has well and truly burst PUP[/p][/quote]What just like pompey where exactly are you oh yes silly me bottom half of leg 2 lol !!!!!!! cherryexe
  • Score: 3

5:41pm Fri 18 Apr 14

ragj195 says...

Yorkie Cherry wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week.
There are no "new parking restrictions". Parking restrictions have always been in place on weekdays. Warning or not the council cashed in on fans thinking it was the weekend.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.[/p][/quote]The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week.[/p][/quote]There are no "new parking restrictions". Parking restrictions have always been in place on weekdays. Warning or not the council cashed in on fans thinking it was the weekend. ragj195
  • Score: 1

5:43pm Fri 18 Apr 14

cherryexe says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
credit for the Wednesay fans and they are singing and dancing up at the Lansdowne where they chased off a few local mongs by the main railway station Bournemouth out of theirl league on all levels !!!!!!
Considering we are crappie little club you seem to be showing a lot of interest in us out of our league that's still two leagues higher than you
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: credit for the Wednesay fans and they are singing and dancing up at the Lansdowne where they chased off a few local mongs by the main railway station Bournemouth out of theirl league on all levels !!!!!![/p][/quote]Considering we are crappie little club you seem to be showing a lot of interest in us out of our league that's still two leagues higher than you cherryexe
  • Score: 3

5:43pm Fri 18 Apr 14

O'Reilly says...

ragj195 wrote:
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
The Council are S.H.I.T.E......what else would you expect from them.....?
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.[/p][/quote]The Council are S.H.I.T.E......what else would you expect from them.....? O'Reilly
  • Score: 2

5:50pm Fri 18 Apr 14

ragj195 says...

O'Reilly wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
The Council are S.H.I.T.E......what else would you expect from them.....?
Totally, they're meant to represent the people and be behind the towns football team. I would expect them to do the opposite of what they did today. They should have noted that a) it's a bank holiday and b) JP Morgan is closed. They should have told their wardens to ignore the area not send a whole troop of them to cash in on one of the rare days in a season when a match is played during the daytime of a weekday.
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.[/p][/quote]The Council are S.H.I.T.E......what else would you expect from them.....?[/p][/quote]Totally, they're meant to represent the people and be behind the towns football team. I would expect them to do the opposite of what they did today. They should have noted that a) it's a bank holiday and b) JP Morgan is closed. They should have told their wardens to ignore the area not send a whole troop of them to cash in on one of the rare days in a season when a match is played during the daytime of a weekday. ragj195
  • Score: 1

5:56pm Fri 18 Apr 14

devon fan says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
easy games? no easy games in that league which a team like Bournemouth should be grateful of being in. So glad the result went for the Owls with an ex Pompey destroying the sad cherries team with a cracking goal, so face facts you are not going anywhere but down as your little bubble has well and truly burst PUP
what league will your crappy team be playing in next season you moron
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: easy games? no easy games in that league which a team like Bournemouth should be grateful of being in. So glad the result went for the Owls with an ex Pompey destroying the sad cherries team with a cracking goal, so face facts you are not going anywhere but down as your little bubble has well and truly burst PUP[/p][/quote]what league will your crappy team be playing in next season you moron devon fan
  • Score: 4

5:56pm Fri 18 Apr 14

galadriel says...

cherryexe wrote:
DorsetBlues wrote:
easy games? no easy games in that league which a team like Bournemouth should be grateful of being in. So glad the result went for the Owls with an ex Pompey destroying the sad cherries team with a cracking goal, so face facts you are not going anywhere but down as your little bubble has well and truly burst PUP
What just like pompey where exactly are you oh yes silly me bottom half of leg 2 lol !!!!!!!
Dorset Blue hasn't been on here for a while...that'll be because we've been getting good results lately. We're in the Championship on merit, Dorset Blue, just as you're in the bottom half of league two because you're not capable of fielding a decent team who can win matches. Never mind, you can make yourself feel better by slagging Bournemouth off and we don't mind, if it helps the anger and bitterness you feel at only having memories of when Pompey were a decent club, years ago...Keep smiling, buddy, because we are in Bournemouth!
[quote][p][bold]cherryexe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: easy games? no easy games in that league which a team like Bournemouth should be grateful of being in. So glad the result went for the Owls with an ex Pompey destroying the sad cherries team with a cracking goal, so face facts you are not going anywhere but down as your little bubble has well and truly burst PUP[/p][/quote]What just like pompey where exactly are you oh yes silly me bottom half of leg 2 lol !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Dorset Blue hasn't been on here for a while...that'll be because we've been getting good results lately. We're in the Championship on merit, Dorset Blue, just as you're in the bottom half of league two because you're not capable of fielding a decent team who can win matches. Never mind, you can make yourself feel better by slagging Bournemouth off and we don't mind, if it helps the anger and bitterness you feel at only having memories of when Pompey were a decent club, years ago...Keep smiling, buddy, because we are in Bournemouth! galadriel
  • Score: 1

6:07pm Fri 18 Apr 14

cherryexe says...

galadriel wrote:
cherryexe wrote:
DorsetBlues wrote:
easy games? no easy games in that league which a team like Bournemouth should be grateful of being in. So glad the result went for the Owls with an ex Pompey destroying the sad cherries team with a cracking goal, so face facts you are not going anywhere but down as your little bubble has well and truly burst PUP
What just like pompey where exactly are you oh yes silly me bottom half of leg 2 lol !!!!!!!
Dorset Blue hasn't been on here for a while...that'll be because we've been getting good results lately. We're in the Championship on merit, Dorset Blue, just as you're in the bottom half of league two because you're not capable of fielding a decent team who can win matches. Never mind, you can make yourself feel better by slagging Bournemouth off and we don't mind, if it helps the anger and bitterness you feel at only having memories of when Pompey were a decent club, years ago...Keep smiling, buddy, because we are in Bournemouth!
Spot on galadriel funny how he's not been on here for ages his boyfriend Milton archer probably wouldn't let him
[quote][p][bold]galadriel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherryexe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: easy games? no easy games in that league which a team like Bournemouth should be grateful of being in. So glad the result went for the Owls with an ex Pompey destroying the sad cherries team with a cracking goal, so face facts you are not going anywhere but down as your little bubble has well and truly burst PUP[/p][/quote]What just like pompey where exactly are you oh yes silly me bottom half of leg 2 lol !!!!!!![/p][/quote]Dorset Blue hasn't been on here for a while...that'll be because we've been getting good results lately. We're in the Championship on merit, Dorset Blue, just as you're in the bottom half of league two because you're not capable of fielding a decent team who can win matches. Never mind, you can make yourself feel better by slagging Bournemouth off and we don't mind, if it helps the anger and bitterness you feel at only having memories of when Pompey were a decent club, years ago...Keep smiling, buddy, because we are in Bournemouth![/p][/quote]Spot on galadriel funny how he's not been on here for ages his boyfriend Milton archer probably wouldn't let him cherryexe
  • Score: 1

6:09pm Fri 18 Apr 14

crokey says...

ragj195 wrote:
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
Apparently the wardens were actually running up the road!
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.[/p][/quote]Apparently the wardens were actually running up the road! crokey
  • Score: 3

6:10pm Fri 18 Apr 14

dustbindanny says...

Let,s be Honest guy,s we have played way above our expectations this season. The team looked tired and legless today? But have you noticed that whenever Eddie brings on Sub,s , we start conceding goal s ? O,Kane ' man of the Match' , I don't think so. . The midfield was very weak today? The team has to be able to play for the whole season , and at the moment, we are just not quite there! But well done to the team for giving us such wonderful entertainment this season ?
Let,s be Honest guy,s we have played way above our expectations this season. The team looked tired and legless today? But have you noticed that whenever Eddie brings on Sub,s , we start conceding goal s ? O,Kane ' man of the Match' , I don't think so. . The midfield was very weak today? The team has to be able to play for the whole season , and at the moment, we are just not quite there! But well done to the team for giving us such wonderful entertainment this season ? dustbindanny
  • Score: 0

6:15pm Fri 18 Apr 14

ragj195 says...

crokey wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
Apparently the wardens were actually running up the road!
Yep, because they had a one hour window to ticket as many cars as possible before the 3pm cut off.
[quote][p][bold]crokey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.[/p][/quote]Apparently the wardens were actually running up the road![/p][/quote]Yep, because they had a one hour window to ticket as many cars as possible before the 3pm cut off. ragj195
  • Score: 2

6:19pm Fri 18 Apr 14

DorsetBlues says...

one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers
one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers DorsetBlues
  • Score: -8

6:21pm Fri 18 Apr 14

charlie2004 says...

crokey wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
Apparently the wardens were actually running up the road!
I asked what the restriction was at approx 14:50 and said surely it doesn't apply on a Bank Holiday. His reply was, makes no difference and we've only got 8 minutes left to get as many as possible, there are plenty of us and promptly went running off up the road. What a low life piece of trash.
[quote][p][bold]crokey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.[/p][/quote]Apparently the wardens were actually running up the road![/p][/quote]I asked what the restriction was at approx 14:50 and said surely it doesn't apply on a Bank Holiday. His reply was, makes no difference and we've only got 8 minutes left to get as many as possible, there are plenty of us and promptly went running off up the road. What a low life piece of trash. charlie2004
  • Score: 4

6:30pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Deejaycee says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers
Goodness me, you are bitter and twisted.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers[/p][/quote]Goodness me, you are bitter and twisted. Deejaycee
  • Score: 2

6:37pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

When is arter back . We miss him big time , we need some bite in midfield . Even tho o'kane is a very good and skilfull player he is not a replacement for Harry . I think arter yann and grabban are irreplaceable .
When is arter back . We miss him big time , we need some bite in midfield . Even tho o'kane is a very good and skilfull player he is not a replacement for Harry . I think arter yann and grabban are irreplaceable . Nat1234
  • Score: 2

6:42pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Sergeant Blast says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers
Not meaning to sound unkind but you do come across as sounding very thick.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers[/p][/quote]Not meaning to sound unkind but you do come across as sounding very thick. Sergeant Blast
  • Score: 3

6:43pm Fri 18 Apr 14

cherryexe says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers
No we our laughing at you you only got where you where by spending beyond you're means and now you're paying for it so you're right you our a sad pathetic club and we still be 2 leagues higher than you next season you need stop living in past enjoy you're leg 2 relegation 6 pointer tomorrow
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers[/p][/quote]No we our laughing at you you only got where you where by spending beyond you're means and now you're paying for it so you're right you our a sad pathetic club and we still be 2 leagues higher than you next season you need stop living in past enjoy you're leg 2 relegation 6 pointer tomorrow cherryexe
  • Score: 0

9:02pm Fri 18 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers
Sad, pathetic, bottom feeding jelous moron
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers[/p][/quote]Sad, pathetic, bottom feeding jelous moron STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 2

10:57pm Fri 18 Apr 14

galadriel says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers
You USED to be in the premiership, and in that time, YEARS AGO, you reached the FA cup finals. Wake up and smell the coffee, you're in League 2 because your team is league 2 standard and hanging on by their fingernails at that. You're living on past glories and need to get real, this is now, not then. I don't care if a million people come to watch your raggedy team, it doesn't make them good! You can laugh all you like...we're laughing too...not with you, but at you...like I said, if it helps you get over your depression carry on.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: one season in the championship and you think your club is the best thing since sliced bread, tomorrow our sad pathetic club will have 18000 supporters for a league 2 match and could have sold anther 5000 on top so go and have a pop at a club who held their premiership status for eight years and reached two FA Cup finals in that era and still we can laugh at you and the scummers[/p][/quote]You USED to be in the premiership, and in that time, YEARS AGO, you reached the FA cup finals. Wake up and smell the coffee, you're in League 2 because your team is league 2 standard and hanging on by their fingernails at that. You're living on past glories and need to get real, this is now, not then. I don't care if a million people come to watch your raggedy team, it doesn't make them good! You can laugh all you like...we're laughing too...not with you, but at you...like I said, if it helps you get over your depression carry on. galadriel
  • Score: 1

3:12pm Fri 25 Apr 14

bisadave says...

Yorkie Cherry wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week.
The club warned about new restrictions on Kings Park Drive. There was no warning or reminder that the whole of the Littledown area was a Controlled Parking Zone which applied between 2-3m on Good Friday.

I personally warned 20 drivers who were in the process of parking and spoke to another 20 fans who had already parked up, as well as a dozen local residents who were walking to the ground. Not one of them were aware that any parking restrictions applied at that time and location.

Most motorists were simply unaware that there were any restrictions, as there were no signs anywhere near where they had parked and they had not seen the signs by the roundabout at the top of Kings Park when they unknowingly entered the Controlled Parking Zone.

Not one local resident was aware that the regulations applied on Bank Holidays.

The standard response was 'but I always park here'.

The actions of Bournemouth Council who went ahead with this blatant targeting of AFCB fans despite protestations the day before, and the individual wardens who seemed to be taking an excessive amount of pleasure from their job, even posing for photos waving, is nothing short of despicable.

Those responsible need to be held to account and the regulations need to be amended to reflect their original stated purpose.

Anyone unlucky enough to have received a ticket, might want to refer the council to their own guidelines that state that the signage should be clear to a 'reasonable motorist'. Clearly it isn't.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.[/p][/quote]The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week.[/p][/quote]The club warned about new restrictions on Kings Park Drive. There was no warning or reminder that the whole of the Littledown area was a Controlled Parking Zone which applied between 2-3m on Good Friday. I personally warned 20 drivers who were in the process of parking and spoke to another 20 fans who had already parked up, as well as a dozen local residents who were walking to the ground. Not one of them were aware that any parking restrictions applied at that time and location. Most motorists were simply unaware that there were any restrictions, as there were no signs anywhere near where they had parked and they had not seen the signs by the roundabout at the top of Kings Park when they unknowingly entered the Controlled Parking Zone. Not one local resident was aware that the regulations applied on Bank Holidays. The standard response was 'but I always park here'. The actions of Bournemouth Council who went ahead with this blatant targeting of AFCB fans despite protestations the day before, and the individual wardens who seemed to be taking an excessive amount of pleasure from their job, even posing for photos waving, is nothing short of despicable. Those responsible need to be held to account and the regulations need to be amended to reflect their original stated purpose. Anyone unlucky enough to have received a ticket, might want to refer the council to their own guidelines that state that the signage should be clear to a 'reasonable motorist'. Clearly it isn't. bisadave
  • Score: 0

3:31pm Fri 25 Apr 14

ragj195 says...

bisadave wrote:
Yorkie Cherry wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week.
The club warned about new restrictions on Kings Park Drive. There was no warning or reminder that the whole of the Littledown area was a Controlled Parking Zone which applied between 2-3m on Good Friday.

I personally warned 20 drivers who were in the process of parking and spoke to another 20 fans who had already parked up, as well as a dozen local residents who were walking to the ground. Not one of them were aware that any parking restrictions applied at that time and location.

Most motorists were simply unaware that there were any restrictions, as there were no signs anywhere near where they had parked and they had not seen the signs by the roundabout at the top of Kings Park when they unknowingly entered the Controlled Parking Zone.

Not one local resident was aware that the regulations applied on Bank Holidays.

The standard response was 'but I always park here'.

The actions of Bournemouth Council who went ahead with this blatant targeting of AFCB fans despite protestations the day before, and the individual wardens who seemed to be taking an excessive amount of pleasure from their job, even posing for photos waving, is nothing short of despicable.

Those responsible need to be held to account and the regulations need to be amended to reflect their original stated purpose.

Anyone unlucky enough to have received a ticket, might want to refer the council to their own guidelines that state that the signage should be clear to a 'reasonable motorist'. Clearly it isn't.
Agree with everything you said but unfortunately the signage is legal. In a controlled zone they only have to put signs on both sides of roads that enter the controlled zone. There are a pair on Harewood Avenue and another pair at the Littledown Ave/Drive junction by the mini roundabout. Anyone ticketed would have passed one of these signs. Basically if you've got a ticket, appeal it online and use it as a chance to tell the council what you think of their actions that day. They should cancel all the tickets and issue an apology via the Echo and AFCB.
[quote][p][bold]bisadave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkie Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.[/p][/quote]The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week.[/p][/quote]The club warned about new restrictions on Kings Park Drive. There was no warning or reminder that the whole of the Littledown area was a Controlled Parking Zone which applied between 2-3m on Good Friday. I personally warned 20 drivers who were in the process of parking and spoke to another 20 fans who had already parked up, as well as a dozen local residents who were walking to the ground. Not one of them were aware that any parking restrictions applied at that time and location. Most motorists were simply unaware that there were any restrictions, as there were no signs anywhere near where they had parked and they had not seen the signs by the roundabout at the top of Kings Park when they unknowingly entered the Controlled Parking Zone. Not one local resident was aware that the regulations applied on Bank Holidays. The standard response was 'but I always park here'. The actions of Bournemouth Council who went ahead with this blatant targeting of AFCB fans despite protestations the day before, and the individual wardens who seemed to be taking an excessive amount of pleasure from their job, even posing for photos waving, is nothing short of despicable. Those responsible need to be held to account and the regulations need to be amended to reflect their original stated purpose. Anyone unlucky enough to have received a ticket, might want to refer the council to their own guidelines that state that the signage should be clear to a 'reasonable motorist'. Clearly it isn't.[/p][/quote]Agree with everything you said but unfortunately the signage is legal. In a controlled zone they only have to put signs on both sides of roads that enter the controlled zone. There are a pair on Harewood Avenue and another pair at the Littledown Ave/Drive junction by the mini roundabout. Anyone ticketed would have passed one of these signs. Basically if you've got a ticket, appeal it online and use it as a chance to tell the council what you think of their actions that day. They should cancel all the tickets and issue an apology via the Echo and AFCB. ragj195
  • Score: 0

5:29pm Fri 25 Apr 14

bisadave says...

ragj195 wrote:
bisadave wrote:
Yorkie Cherry wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week.
The club warned about new restrictions on Kings Park Drive. There was no warning or reminder that the whole of the Littledown area was a Controlled Parking Zone which applied between 2-3m on Good Friday.

I personally warned 20 drivers who were in the process of parking and spoke to another 20 fans who had already parked up, as well as a dozen local residents who were walking to the ground. Not one of them were aware that any parking restrictions applied at that time and location.

Most motorists were simply unaware that there were any restrictions, as there were no signs anywhere near where they had parked and they had not seen the signs by the roundabout at the top of Kings Park when they unknowingly entered the Controlled Parking Zone.

Not one local resident was aware that the regulations applied on Bank Holidays.

The standard response was 'but I always park here'.

The actions of Bournemouth Council who went ahead with this blatant targeting of AFCB fans despite protestations the day before, and the individual wardens who seemed to be taking an excessive amount of pleasure from their job, even posing for photos waving, is nothing short of despicable.

Those responsible need to be held to account and the regulations need to be amended to reflect their original stated purpose.

Anyone unlucky enough to have received a ticket, might want to refer the council to their own guidelines that state that the signage should be clear to a 'reasonable motorist'. Clearly it isn't.
Agree with everything you said but unfortunately the signage is legal. In a controlled zone they only have to put signs on both sides of roads that enter the controlled zone. There are a pair on Harewood Avenue and another pair at the Littledown Ave/Drive junction by the mini roundabout. Anyone ticketed would have passed one of these signs. Basically if you've got a ticket, appeal it online and use it as a chance to tell the council what you think of their actions that day. They should cancel all the tickets and issue an apology via the Echo and AFCB.
The signage may well be legal, but its positioning at the Wessex Way end is questionable, being only a few yards from the roundabout and immediately before two offset side roads (hazards) that should be taking all your attention.

BBCs own guidance refers to a 'reasonable driver' being able to understand the regulations from the signage. Last Friday, 50 reasonable drivers that I spoke to, and probably countless others, all failed to understand the regulations. Furthermore, it would appear that a local firm of highway consultants also had trouble understanding the regulations.
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bisadave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkie Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.[/p][/quote]The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week.[/p][/quote]The club warned about new restrictions on Kings Park Drive. There was no warning or reminder that the whole of the Littledown area was a Controlled Parking Zone which applied between 2-3m on Good Friday. I personally warned 20 drivers who were in the process of parking and spoke to another 20 fans who had already parked up, as well as a dozen local residents who were walking to the ground. Not one of them were aware that any parking restrictions applied at that time and location. Most motorists were simply unaware that there were any restrictions, as there were no signs anywhere near where they had parked and they had not seen the signs by the roundabout at the top of Kings Park when they unknowingly entered the Controlled Parking Zone. Not one local resident was aware that the regulations applied on Bank Holidays. The standard response was 'but I always park here'. The actions of Bournemouth Council who went ahead with this blatant targeting of AFCB fans despite protestations the day before, and the individual wardens who seemed to be taking an excessive amount of pleasure from their job, even posing for photos waving, is nothing short of despicable. Those responsible need to be held to account and the regulations need to be amended to reflect their original stated purpose. Anyone unlucky enough to have received a ticket, might want to refer the council to their own guidelines that state that the signage should be clear to a 'reasonable motorist'. Clearly it isn't.[/p][/quote]Agree with everything you said but unfortunately the signage is legal. In a controlled zone they only have to put signs on both sides of roads that enter the controlled zone. There are a pair on Harewood Avenue and another pair at the Littledown Ave/Drive junction by the mini roundabout. Anyone ticketed would have passed one of these signs. Basically if you've got a ticket, appeal it online and use it as a chance to tell the council what you think of their actions that day. They should cancel all the tickets and issue an apology via the Echo and AFCB.[/p][/quote]The signage may well be legal, but its positioning at the Wessex Way end is questionable, being only a few yards from the roundabout and immediately before two offset side roads (hazards) that should be taking all your attention. BBCs own guidance refers to a 'reasonable driver' being able to understand the regulations from the signage. Last Friday, 50 reasonable drivers that I spoke to, and probably countless others, all failed to understand the regulations. Furthermore, it would appear that a local firm of highway consultants also had trouble understanding the regulations. bisadave
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ragj195 says...

bisadave wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
bisadave wrote:
Yorkie Cherry wrote:
ragj195 wrote:
Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days.

I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money.

The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.
The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week.
The club warned about new restrictions on Kings Park Drive. There was no warning or reminder that the whole of the Littledown area was a Controlled Parking Zone which applied between 2-3m on Good Friday.

I personally warned 20 drivers who were in the process of parking and spoke to another 20 fans who had already parked up, as well as a dozen local residents who were walking to the ground. Not one of them were aware that any parking restrictions applied at that time and location.

Most motorists were simply unaware that there were any restrictions, as there were no signs anywhere near where they had parked and they had not seen the signs by the roundabout at the top of Kings Park when they unknowingly entered the Controlled Parking Zone.

Not one local resident was aware that the regulations applied on Bank Holidays.

The standard response was 'but I always park here'.

The actions of Bournemouth Council who went ahead with this blatant targeting of AFCB fans despite protestations the day before, and the individual wardens who seemed to be taking an excessive amount of pleasure from their job, even posing for photos waving, is nothing short of despicable.

Those responsible need to be held to account and the regulations need to be amended to reflect their original stated purpose.

Anyone unlucky enough to have received a ticket, might want to refer the council to their own guidelines that state that the signage should be clear to a 'reasonable motorist'. Clearly it isn't.
Agree with everything you said but unfortunately the signage is legal. In a controlled zone they only have to put signs on both sides of roads that enter the controlled zone. There are a pair on Harewood Avenue and another pair at the Littledown Ave/Drive junction by the mini roundabout. Anyone ticketed would have passed one of these signs. Basically if you've got a ticket, appeal it online and use it as a chance to tell the council what you think of their actions that day. They should cancel all the tickets and issue an apology via the Echo and AFCB.
The signage may well be legal, but its positioning at the Wessex Way end is questionable, being only a few yards from the roundabout and immediately before two offset side roads (hazards) that should be taking all your attention.

BBCs own guidance refers to a 'reasonable driver' being able to understand the regulations from the signage. Last Friday, 50 reasonable drivers that I spoke to, and probably countless others, all failed to understand the regulations. Furthermore, it would appear that a local firm of highway consultants also had trouble understanding the regulations.
I would love to find a way to prove they acted illegally but they didn't, immorally maybe but not illegally. The signs clearly state no parking Mon-Fri 2>3pm. The fact it was a bank holiday makes no difference. Fans and residents forgot it was NOT a Saturday match day and the council cashed in. Most fans pay no attention to the signs because they aren't relevant when AFCB play at home during the weekend. They just parked where they normally parked and when they saw the traffic wardens they thought BBC were enforcing some sort of new traffic regulations on match days. That obliviously wasn't the case and BBC were just enforcing the current weekday regulations that residents are fully aware of.

It's just sickening that they decided to send a workforce of wardens to the area, knowing the fans who never park in the area during the daytime on a weekday, would ignore the regulations. Unfortunately the signage etc meet all of the DoTs requirements so it's now down to BBC to morally do the right thing.
[quote][p][bold]bisadave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bisadave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkie Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: Perhaps the Echo should do a story on the way the council treated local fans by dishing out parking tickets because many forgot parking restrictions apply during week days. I live on Thistlebarrow Rd and what I witnessed was disgraceful. Rightly or wrongly the single lines are there to prevent JP Morgan staff clogging up local streets during the week. You rarely see a parking warden during a normal week. It's a bank holiday, JP Morgan is closed but someone in the council knew they could cash in today and take advantage of fans mistaking today as a normal match day. They must have sent every warden on duty to the area to dish out tickets. Nothing to do with controlling parking as match days aren't the reason the lines are there. Everything to do with making money. The council should do the right thing a cancel every ticket issued to show that they are fully behind AFCB and their fans. The head of parking at the council should also issue an apology.[/p][/quote]The club did warn about the new parking restrictions on the website this week.[/p][/quote]The club warned about new restrictions on Kings Park Drive. There was no warning or reminder that the whole of the Littledown area was a Controlled Parking Zone which applied between 2-3m on Good Friday. I personally warned 20 drivers who were in the process of parking and spoke to another 20 fans who had already parked up, as well as a dozen local residents who were walking to the ground. Not one of them were aware that any parking restrictions applied at that time and location. Most motorists were simply unaware that there were any restrictions, as there were no signs anywhere near where they had parked and they had not seen the signs by the roundabout at the top of Kings Park when they unknowingly entered the Controlled Parking Zone. Not one local resident was aware that the regulations applied on Bank Holidays. The standard response was 'but I always park here'. The actions of Bournemouth Council who went ahead with this blatant targeting of AFCB fans despite protestations the day before, and the individual wardens who seemed to be taking an excessive amount of pleasure from their job, even posing for photos waving, is nothing short of despicable. Those responsible need to be held to account and the regulations need to be amended to reflect their original stated purpose. Anyone unlucky enough to have received a ticket, might want to refer the council to their own guidelines that state that the signage should be clear to a 'reasonable motorist'. Clearly it isn't.[/p][/quote]Agree with everything you said but unfortunately the signage is legal. In a controlled zone they only have to put signs on both sides of roads that enter the controlled zone. There are a pair on Harewood Avenue and another pair at the Littledown Ave/Drive junction by the mini roundabout. Anyone ticketed would have passed one of these signs. Basically if you've got a ticket, appeal it online and use it as a chance to tell the council what you think of their actions that day. They should cancel all the tickets and issue an apology via the Echo and AFCB.[/p][/quote]The signage may well be legal, but its positioning at the Wessex Way end is questionable, being only a few yards from the roundabout and immediately before two offset side roads (hazards) that should be taking all your attention. BBCs own guidance refers to a 'reasonable driver' being able to understand the regulations from the signage. Last Friday, 50 reasonable drivers that I spoke to, and probably countless others, all failed to understand the regulations. Furthermore, it would appear that a local firm of highway consultants also had trouble understanding the regulations.[/p][/quote]I would love to find a way to prove they acted illegally but they didn't, immorally maybe but not illegally. The signs clearly state no parking Mon-Fri 2>3pm. The fact it was a bank holiday makes no difference. Fans and residents forgot it was NOT a Saturday match day and the council cashed in. Most fans pay no attention to the signs because they aren't relevant when AFCB play at home during the weekend. They just parked where they normally parked and when they saw the traffic wardens they thought BBC were enforcing some sort of new traffic regulations on match days. That obliviously wasn't the case and BBC were just enforcing the current weekday regulations that residents are fully aware of. It's just sickening that they decided to send a workforce of wardens to the area, knowing the fans who never park in the area during the daytime on a weekday, would ignore the regulations. Unfortunately the signage etc meet all of the DoTs requirements so it's now down to BBC to morally do the right thing. ragj195
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