AFC Bournemouth: 10-man Wednesday plunder late double to sink Cherries (WITH VIDEO)

GOAL: Marc Pugh

GOAL: Marc Pugh

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CHERRIES’ play-off hopes nosedived as 10-man Sheffield Wednesday scored twice late on to settle a pulsating contest in favour of the visitors.

Defeat at Dean Court left Eddie Howe’s men three points adrift of sixth place with just three games remaining, starting with Easter Monday’s visit to Ipswich.

Atdhe Nuhiu drew first blood for the visitors when he despatched a rasping drive past Cherries goalkeeper Lee Camp after 16 minutes.

But Marc Pugh’s fifth goal of the season and first since October restored parity after 31 minutes, the winger climbing to head home Lewis Grabban’s cross.

However, Wednesday quickly regained the lead when on loan Chelsea midfielder Sam Hutchinson nodded past Camp just three minutes later.

Yann Kermorgant, who led the line superbly for Cherries, got his rewards when his header 11 minutes into the second half saw the hosts draw level for the second time.

However, despite creating a number of chances, Cherries were beaten when Leon Best and Chris Maguire both netted in the closing stages.

Wednesday carved out the first shooting chance in the sixth minute when Kieran Lee’s 20-yarder flashed past the post following a knock-down from Nuhiu.

A mix-up between Chris Kirkland and Miguel Llera allowed Lewis Grabban to set up Matt Ritchie, although the winger’s shot was saved comfortably by the Owls goalkeeper.

Grabban, teed up by Yann Kermorgant’s incisive pass, saw Kirkland dive to his right to push the striker’s shot from a tight angle around the post.

Disaster struck for Cherries when Nuhiu fired the visitors into a 16th-minute lead, the Austrian rifling home an unstoppable left-foot shot from the edge of the box after seizing on Steve Cook’s stray pass. Marc Pugh’s last-ditch clearance prevented Wednesday adding a second, the winger well placed on the far post to keep out Chris Maguire cross-shot.

Cook atoned for his earlier error when his saving tackle stopped Maguire going clear before Kermorgant’s shot from a Eunan O’Kane free kick was blocked by a defender.

Cherries levelled after 31 minutes when Pugh climbed above his marker to head home Grabban’s hanging cross from the right with Kermorgant pivotal in the build up.

However, Wednesday restored their lead just three minutes later when Hutchinson nodded past Camp from close range after Michail Antonio’s long throw had been headed into his path.

As Cherries went in search of an immediate response, Kirkland pulled off a smart save to keep out Grabban’s first-time effort before the striker skied a shot over the crossbar following Ian Harte’s free kick.

Midfielder Andrew Surman was also denied by the former England goalkeeper, Kirkland parrying his fierce drive after Kermorgant’s neat flick had put him through on goal.

Kermorgant nodded Cherries back on level terms 11 minutes into the second half when he met Harte’s corner with a firm header to register his seventh goal of the club.

And as Cherries continued to assert, Ritchie and Grabban both went close to firing them into the lead before Camp saved at his near post from Antonio’s snapshot.

Hutchinson, who had netted to restore Wednesday’s lead in the first half, received his marching orders after picking up a second yellow card for a foul on Kermorgant midway through the second period.

Cherries’ appeal for a penalty fell on deaf ears after Ryan Fraser had gone to ground under a Joe Mattock challenge before Kermorgant’s free kick from 20 yards beat Kirkland, only to hit both post and crossbar.

Wednesday took the lead for a third time when substitute Best squeezed a left-foot shot inside the post after Antonio’s effort had come back off the crossbar following a swift break four minutes from time.

And Maguire’s deft finish from a Best cross deep into added time sealed victory for the 10-man Owls.

Cherries: Camp, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Harte (Smith, 70), Ritchie (Fraser, 62), Surman, O’Kane, Pugh (Pitman, 79), Grabban, Kermorgant.

Unused subs: Rantie, MacDonald, Ward, Allsop (g/k).

Booked: Surman, Elphick.

Owls: Kirkland, Buxton (Palmer, 52), Onyewu, Llrea, Mattock, Antonio, Lee, Hutchinson, Helan (Coke, 66), Maguire, Nuhiu (Best, 73).

Unused subs: Taylor, Lavery, Afobe, Martinez (g/k).

Booked: Hutchinson, Maguire.

Sent off: Hutchinson.

Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex).

Attendance: 10,867 (including 1,379 away supporters).

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6:03pm Fri 18 Apr 14

big_afcb_fan says...

told you it was season over after the yeovil draw. still been a fantastic one and look forward to 14/15.

u t c
told you it was season over after the yeovil draw. still been a fantastic one and look forward to 14/15. u t c big_afcb_fan
  • Score: -15

6:05pm Fri 18 Apr 14

afcbtintin says...

What a great spot kick from Kermit. I thought Grabban's groin complaint was perhaps holding him back a couple of times. An overall lack lustre performance, but is that because I've been spoilt over the last couple of weeks?

Fingers crossed for Watford tomorrow and see you all at Portman Road.

UTCIAD
What a great spot kick from Kermit. I thought Grabban's groin complaint was perhaps holding him back a couple of times. An overall lack lustre performance, but is that because I've been spoilt over the last couple of weeks? Fingers crossed for Watford tomorrow and see you all at Portman Road. UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 4

6:06pm Fri 18 Apr 14

firstpastthepost says...

strange substitutions today richie didnt look happy, defence played like schoolboys and hopeless tactics against 10 men, on a positive note i look forward to the brentford trip next season
strange substitutions today richie didnt look happy, defence played like schoolboys and hopeless tactics against 10 men, on a positive note i look forward to the brentford trip next season firstpastthepost
  • Score: 6

6:06pm Fri 18 Apr 14

devon fan says...

whilst appreciating the effort the players have put in this season, and we all agre it has been a good season, this result and the way we conceded the first 2 goals will make Eddie aware that the indvidual mistakes are still haunting the team, it will at least allow him to work on this in pre-season and hopefully the team will settle down much earlier next season, I am not sure I agree with the theory of tiredness, if a young health man cannot play 2 games a week a half a dozen times a season then there must be a question mark over the training they do, try getting up at 6am doing a days work and then playing 2 games every weekend that might cause tiredness, but never the less it has been a good season and will long be remembered, well done to all concerned
whilst appreciating the effort the players have put in this season, and we all agre it has been a good season, this result and the way we conceded the first 2 goals will make Eddie aware that the indvidual mistakes are still haunting the team, it will at least allow him to work on this in pre-season and hopefully the team will settle down much earlier next season, I am not sure I agree with the theory of tiredness, if a young health man cannot play 2 games a week a half a dozen times a season then there must be a question mark over the training they do, try getting up at 6am doing a days work and then playing 2 games every weekend that might cause tiredness, but never the less it has been a good season and will long be remembered, well done to all concerned devon fan
  • Score: -7

6:20pm Fri 18 Apr 14

cherryexe says...

Chins up lads we have had a fantastic season I would have taken finishing 4th from bottom at start of the season as long as it meant we stayed up we still have plenty to play for a win for Watford tomorrow and if we could nick it at Ipswich Monday then it's game on. We our capable of getting 6 points out last 2 games
Chins up lads we have had a fantastic season I would have taken finishing 4th from bottom at start of the season as long as it meant we stayed up we still have plenty to play for a win for Watford tomorrow and if we could nick it at Ipswich Monday then it's game on. We our capable of getting 6 points out last 2 games cherryexe
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Fri 18 Apr 14

curryandstella says...

Fair play to Wednesday, North Stand should learn from their fans. It was so quiet in the North Stand, I was in Teds stand and could hardly hear us.
Fair play to Wednesday, North Stand should learn from their fans. It was so quiet in the North Stand, I was in Teds stand and could hardly hear us. curryandstella
  • Score: 3

6:22pm Fri 18 Apr 14

smhinto says...

It looks as if the long season has caught up with us.
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I have no complaints, we have had an excellent season and we should all be grateful for what we have achieved.
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We can now go to Ipswich and play without fear. We should drop Grabban as he is clearly suffering with injury and fatique. Give Rantie a run out up front with Kermorgant and maybe try a few development squad players in our final three games, the experience they will gain will strengthen us in the long run.
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Pleased for Brentford after what they endured at the end of last season.
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Regards
It looks as if the long season has caught up with us. . I have no complaints, we have had an excellent season and we should all be grateful for what we have achieved. . We can now go to Ipswich and play without fear. We should drop Grabban as he is clearly suffering with injury and fatique. Give Rantie a run out up front with Kermorgant and maybe try a few development squad players in our final three games, the experience they will gain will strengthen us in the long run. . Pleased for Brentford after what they endured at the end of last season. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: 13

6:27pm Fri 18 Apr 14

dustbindanny says...

I have been saying many times this season, that every time Eddie brings on the Sub,s we have conceeded Goals, and once again ,today was another good example! Having said that , the Team has done us proud this season?
I have been saying many times this season, that every time Eddie brings on the Sub,s we have conceeded Goals, and once again ,today was another good example! Having said that , the Team has done us proud this season? dustbindanny
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Fri 18 Apr 14

afcb-mark says...

The referee didn't get hold of the game at all and how that linesman didn't flag for a free kick when Kermorgant got hacked down in the final minutes was unbelievable. They went on to score their 3rd from that woeful mistake. Why are these officials allowed to get away with what is effectively cheating. It's about time they were marked out of 10 and dropped when they consistently have poor games. It ruins football.
The referee didn't get hold of the game at all and how that linesman didn't flag for a free kick when Kermorgant got hacked down in the final minutes was unbelievable. They went on to score their 3rd from that woeful mistake. Why are these officials allowed to get away with what is effectively cheating. It's about time they were marked out of 10 and dropped when they consistently have poor games. It ruins football. afcb-mark
  • Score: 8

6:36pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Judaas says...

Very strange substitution today when Eddie took off Richie, who was just getting under the skin of the opposition. Especially when you compare to how Pugh was playing, other than when he scored the goal.
I thought we lost the plot when Richie went off.
Another point, I thought their two big slow back men were crying out for another pace man to take them on through then channels, certainly not Pitman, but Rantie.
Very strange substitution today when Eddie took off Richie, who was just getting under the skin of the opposition. Especially when you compare to how Pugh was playing, other than when he scored the goal. I thought we lost the plot when Richie went off. Another point, I thought their two big slow back men were crying out for another pace man to take them on through then channels, certainly not Pitman, but Rantie. Judaas
  • Score: 11

6:39pm Fri 18 Apr 14

golfer33 says...

dustbindanny wrote:
I have been saying many times this season, that every time Eddie brings on the Sub,s we have conceeded Goals, and once again ,today was another good example! Having said that , the Team has done us proud this season?
Concede the first goal and we struggle
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: I have been saying many times this season, that every time Eddie brings on the Sub,s we have conceeded Goals, and once again ,today was another good example! Having said that , the Team has done us proud this season?[/p][/quote]Concede the first goal and we struggle golfer33
  • Score: 1

6:43pm Fri 18 Apr 14

swanagecherrie says...

I said last week we were the better team but Yoevil worked hardest. This week I'm afraid Wednesday had the edge in both departments. They looked the most likely to score and pinched the ball off us with ease. Sloppy passing which is most unlike us, no urgency to get in the box on breaks and got caught on the break not once but twice against 10 men. We said at half time Wednesday would know we would go for the win so just be patient and that's exactly what happened. Anyway I stand by my statement that if we loose every game till the end of the season it would have still the best season ever and more than most of us could have expected. Still a slim chance and getting in the playoffs getting slimmer tho. If we don't make it I will be looking forward to next season in the championship.
I said last week we were the better team but Yoevil worked hardest. This week I'm afraid Wednesday had the edge in both departments. They looked the most likely to score and pinched the ball off us with ease. Sloppy passing which is most unlike us, no urgency to get in the box on breaks and got caught on the break not once but twice against 10 men. We said at half time Wednesday would know we would go for the win so just be patient and that's exactly what happened. Anyway I stand by my statement that if we loose every game till the end of the season it would have still the best season ever and more than most of us could have expected. Still a slim chance and getting in the playoffs getting slimmer tho. If we don't make it I will be looking forward to next season in the championship. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 5

6:45pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Square Old Codger says...

In the words of an old song "It was just one of those things" two goals gifted, a dreadful pass from Harte and surely Eddie had warned them of the long throw and two on the break. Give Wednesday their due, they took their chances well. But it's been a great Season and we have a lot to look forward to next year. It will be interesting to see that changes Eddie makes in the close Season. No pressure at all now - it would be nice to finish the Season instyle with three wins.
In the words of an old song "It was just one of those things" two goals gifted, a dreadful pass from Harte and surely Eddie had warned them of the long throw and two on the break. Give Wednesday their due, they took their chances well. But it's been a great Season and we have a lot to look forward to next year. It will be interesting to see that changes Eddie makes in the close Season. No pressure at all now - it would be nice to finish the Season instyle with three wins. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 2

6:52pm Fri 18 Apr 14

smhinto says...

golfer33 wrote:
dustbindanny wrote:
I have been saying many times this season, that every time Eddie brings on the Sub,s we have conceeded Goals, and once again ,today was another good example! Having said that , the Team has done us proud this season?
Concede the first goal and we struggle
Exactly Mr golfer33. I have been saying this all season about conceding first and failing to recover. It is something we have to address next season. It has been a steep learning curve for us this season.
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Let's just hope we do not suffer the well known 'second season syndrome' when the euphoria of promotion has worn off and the full weight of the division bears down on us. No doubt Eddie is aware of tis and will streagthen accordingly in the close season.
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As I have said we have had an exemplary season and I have no complaints.
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Regards
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: I have been saying many times this season, that every time Eddie brings on the Sub,s we have conceeded Goals, and once again ,today was another good example! Having said that , the Team has done us proud this season?[/p][/quote]Concede the first goal and we struggle[/p][/quote]Exactly Mr golfer33. I have been saying this all season about conceding first and failing to recover. It is something we have to address next season. It has been a steep learning curve for us this season. . Let's just hope we do not suffer the well known 'second season syndrome' when the euphoria of promotion has worn off and the full weight of the division bears down on us. No doubt Eddie is aware of tis and will streagthen accordingly in the close season. . As I have said we have had an exemplary season and I have no complaints. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: 1

7:07pm Fri 18 Apr 14

old duffa says...

Saturday 5 pm. we could still be just 3 pts off a play off spot with 3 to go
never say never,but great season,happy
Saturday 5 pm. we could still be just 3 pts off a play off spot with 3 to go never say never,but great season,happy old duffa
  • Score: 2

7:12pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Afcbpete says...

afcb-mark wrote:
The referee didn't get hold of the game at all and how that linesman didn't flag for a free kick when Kermorgant got hacked down in the final minutes was unbelievable. They went on to score their 3rd from that woeful mistake. Why are these officials allowed to get away with what is effectively cheating. It's about time they were marked out of 10 and dropped when they consistently have poor games. It ruins football.
The officials were appalling yet again, how many times have we said that this season, with very good reason. Yet we were our own worst enemy today, gifted them goals like it was going out of fashion. Someone should of told the team it was Easter not Christmas!!! We did look jaded, I can understand those saying they are young fit guys, who shouldn't be, but I think that's unfair, they've given their all to battle their way up the league, and that's what's taken it's toll. Next season, we will hopefully get going quicker than we did this season, we won't set ourselves such huge last ditch challenges. I'm still not giving up on this season, but it's looking further from our grasp, but it's been a hell of a season, so it's hardly a feeling let down feeling. It's not the losing today, it's the manner, the fact Wednesday could use tactics that should of been pulled up by a competent referee and linesmen, and that's what I'm far more upset about than anything!!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: The referee didn't get hold of the game at all and how that linesman didn't flag for a free kick when Kermorgant got hacked down in the final minutes was unbelievable. They went on to score their 3rd from that woeful mistake. Why are these officials allowed to get away with what is effectively cheating. It's about time they were marked out of 10 and dropped when they consistently have poor games. It ruins football.[/p][/quote]The officials were appalling yet again, how many times have we said that this season, with very good reason. Yet we were our own worst enemy today, gifted them goals like it was going out of fashion. Someone should of told the team it was Easter not Christmas!!! We did look jaded, I can understand those saying they are young fit guys, who shouldn't be, but I think that's unfair, they've given their all to battle their way up the league, and that's what's taken it's toll. Next season, we will hopefully get going quicker than we did this season, we won't set ourselves such huge last ditch challenges. I'm still not giving up on this season, but it's looking further from our grasp, but it's been a hell of a season, so it's hardly a feeling let down feeling. It's not the losing today, it's the manner, the fact Wednesday could use tactics that should of been pulled up by a competent referee and linesmen, and that's what I'm far more upset about than anything!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 8

7:19pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Bmthboys says...

10,800 odd attendance.is that really a sell out!??!can't comment on the game but we're going to need a hell of alot of luck now.utc
10,800 odd attendance.is that really a sell out!??!can't comment on the game but we're going to need a hell of alot of luck now.utc Bmthboys
  • Score: 2

7:28pm Fri 18 Apr 14

bobsworthforever says...

Lets be clear inches away from beating Wednesday still every chance if we win our last 3 games never give up we can still do it
Lets be clear inches away from beating Wednesday still every chance if we win our last 3 games never give up we can still do it bobsworthforever
  • Score: 1

7:33pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Royal cherry says...

How much longer do we have to put up with howe's love affair with Pitman,he can never cope in this league yet we always bring him on when we have Rantie on the bench,Substitutions cost us today.
How much longer do we have to put up with howe's love affair with Pitman,he can never cope in this league yet we always bring him on when we have Rantie on the bench,Substitutions cost us today. Royal cherry
  • Score: 3

7:48pm Fri 18 Apr 14

rogthedodge123 says...

Play offs still on no doubt about it despite the set back today,It's sounds like a few posters have given up hope,all I can say is carry on believing as much as the manager and team and who knows It might take us to Wembly and as for the game there is nothing to workout ,just a surreal 97 mins.
Play offs still on no doubt about it despite the set back today,It's sounds like a few posters have given up hope,all I can say is carry on believing as much as the manager and team and who knows It might take us to Wembly and as for the game there is nothing to workout ,just a surreal 97 mins. rogthedodge123
  • Score: 0

7:55pm Fri 18 Apr 14

firstpastthepost says...

Royal cherry wrote:
How much longer do we have to put up with howe's love affair with Pitman,he can never cope in this league yet we always bring him on when we have Rantie on the bench,Substitutions cost us today.
the ritchie one was more bizare, i put the loss today down to management
[quote][p][bold]Royal cherry[/bold] wrote: How much longer do we have to put up with howe's love affair with Pitman,he can never cope in this league yet we always bring him on when we have Rantie on the bench,Substitutions cost us today.[/p][/quote]the ritchie one was more bizare, i put the loss today down to management firstpastthepost
  • Score: 1

8:39pm Fri 18 Apr 14

raybren says...

We have seen some wonderful performances recently , however bad day all round ( Kermit excepted ) today , including substitutions . Still a 3-0 win at Ipswich , 4-0 over Forest and a 6-1 triumph at Millwall , play offs on goal difference !
We have seen some wonderful performances recently , however bad day all round ( Kermit excepted ) today , including substitutions . Still a 3-0 win at Ipswich , 4-0 over Forest and a 6-1 triumph at Millwall , play offs on goal difference ! raybren
  • Score: -2

8:53pm Fri 18 Apr 14

justme20092009 says...

useless
useless justme20092009
  • Score: -22

9:51pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Judaas says...

justme20092009 wrote:
useless
Useless you for making such a useless comment
[quote][p][bold]justme20092009[/bold] wrote: useless[/p][/quote]Useless you for making such a useless comment Judaas
  • Score: 1

10:33pm Fri 18 Apr 14

WHYNOT says...

manager states earlier in the week he is going to rotate squad and he picks nearly the same team that looked inferior to the bottom club last week, subs today were crazy choices, how did okane get to play 90 mins in the last 2 games he is ok in our boring one up front at home formation but not good enough to replace arter and should of been subbed instead of ritchie, eddie howe got it wrong today big time
manager states earlier in the week he is going to rotate squad and he picks nearly the same team that looked inferior to the bottom club last week, subs today were crazy choices, how did okane get to play 90 mins in the last 2 games he is ok in our boring one up front at home formation but not good enough to replace arter and should of been subbed instead of ritchie, eddie howe got it wrong today big time WHYNOT
  • Score: 1

10:54pm Fri 18 Apr 14

UOBCherry says...

afcb-mark wrote:
The referee didn't get hold of the game at all and how that linesman didn't flag for a free kick when Kermorgant got hacked down in the final minutes was unbelievable. They went on to score their 3rd from that woeful mistake. Why are these officials allowed to get away with what is effectively cheating. It's about time they were marked out of 10 and dropped when they consistently have poor games. It ruins football.
the ref was poor although we benefited from a harsh sending off so it goes both ways. the rest of your comment is woefully ignorant. referees at this level are assessed and marked out of 100 for every game and those finishing bottom of assessing league tables are at risk of being dropped from the league whilst there is now a financial bonus for finishing higher up thsee tables.
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: The referee didn't get hold of the game at all and how that linesman didn't flag for a free kick when Kermorgant got hacked down in the final minutes was unbelievable. They went on to score their 3rd from that woeful mistake. Why are these officials allowed to get away with what is effectively cheating. It's about time they were marked out of 10 and dropped when they consistently have poor games. It ruins football.[/p][/quote]the ref was poor although we benefited from a harsh sending off so it goes both ways. the rest of your comment is woefully ignorant. referees at this level are assessed and marked out of 100 for every game and those finishing bottom of assessing league tables are at risk of being dropped from the league whilst there is now a financial bonus for finishing higher up thsee tables. UOBCherry
  • Score: 4

11:21pm Fri 18 Apr 14

West moors 1 says...

Simply, they put Leon best on, a proven striker and we put on Pitman, who at best is a league one player. EH, wake up and do not play this useless player whose only contribution this season is to clear off the line against QPR. This was a game that Rantie could have been ideal to come on with his pace.
Simply, they put Leon best on, a proven striker and we put on Pitman, who at best is a league one player. EH, wake up and do not play this useless player whose only contribution this season is to clear off the line against QPR. This was a game that Rantie could have been ideal to come on with his pace. West moors 1
  • Score: 7

12:29am Sat 19 Apr 14

Minty Fresh says...

We've had a good season. Best ever even? But it's time to forget the play offs now and prepare for next year when we WILL be a promotion favourite.... providing Demin & co continue to bank roll our progress.
We've had a good season. Best ever even? But it's time to forget the play offs now and prepare for next year when we WILL be a promotion favourite.... providing Demin & co continue to bank roll our progress. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 3

7:02am Sat 19 Apr 14

cherries13 says...

Amazing season, shame we didn't capitalise today. Pitman will be at Portsmouth next season, changing the team for no reason at 2-2 cost us, Ritchie was just getting into top gear and we had momentum with us, I guess we sometimes need to remember Eddie is young and learning all the time as well.
Amazing season, shame we didn't capitalise today. Pitman will be at Portsmouth next season, changing the team for no reason at 2-2 cost us, Ritchie was just getting into top gear and we had momentum with us, I guess we sometimes need to remember Eddie is young and learning all the time as well. cherries13
  • Score: 7

7:16am Sat 19 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

smhinto wrote:
It looks as if the long season has caught up with us.
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I have no complaints, we have had an excellent season and we should all be grateful for what we have achieved.
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We can now go to Ipswich and play without fear. We should drop Grabban as he is clearly suffering with injury and fatique. Give Rantie a run out up front with Kermorgant and maybe try a few development squad players in our final three games, the experience they will gain will strengthen us in the long run.
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Pleased for Brentford after what they endured at the end of last season.
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Regards
Why throw the towel in already , if we beat Ipswich then we will be back in it . I know that's a big IF , but look at the other results yesterday . BRIGHTON AND READING . One lost and the other was a draw , so perhaps tiredness and nerves are getting to these teams as well . After Monday we will know more then . I think EH should put his strongest team out , not youth development players . And of cause not rantie .
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: It looks as if the long season has caught up with us. . I have no complaints, we have had an excellent season and we should all be grateful for what we have achieved. . We can now go to Ipswich and play without fear. We should drop Grabban as he is clearly suffering with injury and fatique. Give Rantie a run out up front with Kermorgant and maybe try a few development squad players in our final three games, the experience they will gain will strengthen us in the long run. . Pleased for Brentford after what they endured at the end of last season. . Regards[/p][/quote]Why throw the towel in already , if we beat Ipswich then we will be back in it . I know that's a big IF , but look at the other results yesterday . BRIGHTON AND READING . One lost and the other was a draw , so perhaps tiredness and nerves are getting to these teams as well . After Monday we will know more then . I think EH should put his strongest team out , not youth development players . And of cause not rantie . Nat1234
  • Score: -2

7:20am Sat 19 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

rogthedodge123 wrote:
Play offs still on no doubt about it despite the set back today,It's sounds like a few posters have given up hope,all I can say is carry on believing as much as the manager and team and who knows It might take us to Wembly and as for the game there is nothing to workout ,just a surreal 97 mins.
Who has scored more goals for us this season ? Mmmmmm I wonder . And pittman has got a very good shot in his arsenal ..
[quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: Play offs still on no doubt about it despite the set back today,It's sounds like a few posters have given up hope,all I can say is carry on believing as much as the manager and team and who knows It might take us to Wembly and as for the game there is nothing to workout ,just a surreal 97 mins.[/p][/quote]Who has scored more goals for us this season ? Mmmmmm I wonder . And pittman has got a very good shot in his arsenal .. Nat1234
  • Score: -1

8:46am Sat 19 Apr 14

John T says...

Nat1234 wrote:
rogthedodge123 wrote:
Play offs still on no doubt about it despite the set back today,It's sounds like a few posters have given up hope,all I can say is carry on believing as much as the manager and team and who knows It might take us to Wembly and as for the game there is nothing to workout ,just a surreal 97 mins.
Who has scored more goals for us this season ? Mmmmmm I wonder . And pittman has got a very good shot in his arsenal ..
I think you are talking through your arsenal if you think Pitman should be allowed to come on as substitute again this season. But, even worse was the substitution of Ritchie at such a vital point in the game.
Still, at least the team that Eddie built at Burnley effectively gained promotion yesterday.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: Play offs still on no doubt about it despite the set back today,It's sounds like a few posters have given up hope,all I can say is carry on believing as much as the manager and team and who knows It might take us to Wembly and as for the game there is nothing to workout ,just a surreal 97 mins.[/p][/quote]Who has scored more goals for us this season ? Mmmmmm I wonder . And pittman has got a very good shot in his arsenal ..[/p][/quote]I think you are talking through your arsenal if you think Pitman should be allowed to come on as substitute again this season. But, even worse was the substitution of Ritchie at such a vital point in the game. Still, at least the team that Eddie built at Burnley effectively gained promotion yesterday. John T
  • Score: 8

8:53am Sat 19 Apr 14

afcb-mark says...

UOBCherry wrote:
afcb-mark wrote:
The referee didn't get hold of the game at all and how that linesman didn't flag for a free kick when Kermorgant got hacked down in the final minutes was unbelievable. They went on to score their 3rd from that woeful mistake. Why are these officials allowed to get away with what is effectively cheating. It's about time they were marked out of 10 and dropped when they consistently have poor games. It ruins football.
the ref was poor although we benefited from a harsh sending off so it goes both ways. the rest of your comment is woefully ignorant. referees at this level are assessed and marked out of 100 for every game and those finishing bottom of assessing league tables are at risk of being dropped from the league whilst there is now a financial bonus for finishing higher up thsee tables.
Sorry for my ignorance as I wasn't aware of that. As for the sending off, that player was warned 2 or 3 times before he got his first booking and his second was a definite booking so no way was that harsh. I agree with the majority re Pitman, he is not up to this level and far too slow. Rantie who hasn't quite clicked yet is still far more of a threat than Pitman because of his speed alone. We had a few players well below par yesterday, especially Cook. Lets hope they bounce back on Monday.
[quote][p][bold]UOBCherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: The referee didn't get hold of the game at all and how that linesman didn't flag for a free kick when Kermorgant got hacked down in the final minutes was unbelievable. They went on to score their 3rd from that woeful mistake. Why are these officials allowed to get away with what is effectively cheating. It's about time they were marked out of 10 and dropped when they consistently have poor games. It ruins football.[/p][/quote]the ref was poor although we benefited from a harsh sending off so it goes both ways. the rest of your comment is woefully ignorant. referees at this level are assessed and marked out of 100 for every game and those finishing bottom of assessing league tables are at risk of being dropped from the league whilst there is now a financial bonus for finishing higher up thsee tables.[/p][/quote]Sorry for my ignorance as I wasn't aware of that. As for the sending off, that player was warned 2 or 3 times before he got his first booking and his second was a definite booking so no way was that harsh. I agree with the majority re Pitman, he is not up to this level and far too slow. Rantie who hasn't quite clicked yet is still far more of a threat than Pitman because of his speed alone. We had a few players well below par yesterday, especially Cook. Lets hope they bounce back on Monday. afcb-mark
  • Score: 7

9:34am Sat 19 Apr 14

Cherryfan says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
In the words of an old song "It was just one of those things" two goals gifted, a dreadful pass from Harte and surely Eddie had warned them of the long throw and two on the break. Give Wednesday their due, they took their chances well. But it's been a great Season and we have a lot to look forward to next year. It will be interesting to see that changes Eddie makes in the close Season. No pressure at all now - it would be nice to finish the Season instyle with three wins.
I'm afraid it was three goals gifted, two from players you would never expect them from. No blame on them just as has been said in these posts the season has taken its toll. Shame to lose this way but that's football! .
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: In the words of an old song "It was just one of those things" two goals gifted, a dreadful pass from Harte and surely Eddie had warned them of the long throw and two on the break. Give Wednesday their due, they took their chances well. But it's been a great Season and we have a lot to look forward to next year. It will be interesting to see that changes Eddie makes in the close Season. No pressure at all now - it would be nice to finish the Season instyle with three wins.[/p][/quote]I'm afraid it was three goals gifted, two from players you would never expect them from. No blame on them just as has been said in these posts the season has taken its toll. Shame to lose this way but that's football! . Cherryfan
  • Score: 3

9:34am Sat 19 Apr 14

Tuckton Cherry says...

curryandstella wrote:
Fair play to Wednesday, North Stand should learn from their fans. It was so quiet in the North Stand, I was in Teds stand and could hardly hear us.
I was in the North Stand, as with the last 6 or so games the singing has been non stop, Wednesday made some noise when they scored, other than that didn't hear much from them. Perhaps it's because we can't hear them over the atmosphere the South stand generates errrrrrrr??
[quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Fair play to Wednesday, North Stand should learn from their fans. It was so quiet in the North Stand, I was in Teds stand and could hardly hear us.[/p][/quote]I was in the North Stand, as with the last 6 or so games the singing has been non stop, Wednesday made some noise when they scored, other than that didn't hear much from them. Perhaps it's because we can't hear them over the atmosphere the South stand generates errrrrrrr?? Tuckton Cherry
  • Score: 1

9:44am Sat 19 Apr 14

abc100 says...

I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us )
I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us ) abc100
  • Score: 0

10:00am Sat 19 Apr 14

curryandstella says...

Tuckton Cherry wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
Fair play to Wednesday, North Stand should learn from their fans. It was so quiet in the North Stand, I was in Teds stand and could hardly hear us.
I was in the North Stand, as with the last 6 or so games the singing has been non stop, Wednesday made some noise when they scored, other than that didn't hear much from them. Perhaps it's because we can't hear them over the atmosphere the South stand generates errrrrrrr??
Wednesday fans have been the noisiest fans this season, fact:)
[quote][p][bold]Tuckton Cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Fair play to Wednesday, North Stand should learn from their fans. It was so quiet in the North Stand, I was in Teds stand and could hardly hear us.[/p][/quote]I was in the North Stand, as with the last 6 or so games the singing has been non stop, Wednesday made some noise when they scored, other than that didn't hear much from them. Perhaps it's because we can't hear them over the atmosphere the South stand generates errrrrrrr??[/p][/quote]Wednesday fans have been the noisiest fans this season, fact:) curryandstella
  • Score: -3

10:03am Sat 19 Apr 14

Court Side says...

abc100 wrote:
I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us )
The idea of Fraser drifting inside is so that the opposition full back,(hopefully), follows him thus creating space for Francis to overlap, get down the wing and deliver crosses. Ritchie does the same at times though it's interchangable depending on whether we've got the momentum and have got them pinned, (like yesterday although the final ball was constantly poor and with everyone pushed up we were easy to pick off), or whether we are breaking quickly ourselves and attacking from deep.
Shame yesterday, we weren't as sharp with our passing as we have been lately and i think we got bullied a bit too easily plus a couple of our top performers had an off day. We've had a good run at it, there's still just a very small window of opportunity left for us although it's closing rapidly but all in all i think this is the best season i've ever seen from us as a team in 27 years of being a supporter, not just the stats telling us if we finish higher then 12th, but from seeing with my own eyes the outstanding play, the fact that we're playing the likes of Leeds, QPR,etc and knowing we can beat them and the fact we have the best management duo outside the Prem,( and probably better then 3/4 of the Prem).
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us )[/p][/quote]The idea of Fraser drifting inside is so that the opposition full back,(hopefully), follows him thus creating space for Francis to overlap, get down the wing and deliver crosses. Ritchie does the same at times though it's interchangable depending on whether we've got the momentum and have got them pinned, (like yesterday although the final ball was constantly poor and with everyone pushed up we were easy to pick off), or whether we are breaking quickly ourselves and attacking from deep. Shame yesterday, we weren't as sharp with our passing as we have been lately and i think we got bullied a bit too easily plus a couple of our top performers had an off day. We've had a good run at it, there's still just a very small window of opportunity left for us although it's closing rapidly but all in all i think this is the best season i've ever seen from us as a team in 27 years of being a supporter, not just the stats telling us if we finish higher then 12th, but from seeing with my own eyes the outstanding play, the fact that we're playing the likes of Leeds, QPR,etc and knowing we can beat them and the fact we have the best management duo outside the Prem,( and probably better then 3/4 of the Prem). Court Side
  • Score: 3

10:19am Sat 19 Apr 14

abc100 says...

Court Side wrote:
abc100 wrote:
I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us )
The idea of Fraser drifting inside is so that the opposition full back,(hopefully), follows him thus creating space for Francis to overlap, get down the wing and deliver crosses. Ritchie does the same at times though it's interchangable depending on whether we've got the momentum and have got them pinned, (like yesterday although the final ball was constantly poor and with everyone pushed up we were easy to pick off), or whether we are breaking quickly ourselves and attacking from deep.
Shame yesterday, we weren't as sharp with our passing as we have been lately and i think we got bullied a bit too easily plus a couple of our top performers had an off day. We've had a good run at it, there's still just a very small window of opportunity left for us although it's closing rapidly but all in all i think this is the best season i've ever seen from us as a team in 27 years of being a supporter, not just the stats telling us if we finish higher then 12th, but from seeing with my own eyes the outstanding play, the fact that we're playing the likes of Leeds, QPR,etc and knowing we can beat them and the fact we have the best management duo outside the Prem,( and probably better then 3/4 of the Prem).
I understand the principle of what he is trying to do but he does it to far back and not in the dangerous areas, mostly the full back is wise to this, Fraser is at his best running at defenders and beating them,
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us )[/p][/quote]The idea of Fraser drifting inside is so that the opposition full back,(hopefully), follows him thus creating space for Francis to overlap, get down the wing and deliver crosses. Ritchie does the same at times though it's interchangable depending on whether we've got the momentum and have got them pinned, (like yesterday although the final ball was constantly poor and with everyone pushed up we were easy to pick off), or whether we are breaking quickly ourselves and attacking from deep. Shame yesterday, we weren't as sharp with our passing as we have been lately and i think we got bullied a bit too easily plus a couple of our top performers had an off day. We've had a good run at it, there's still just a very small window of opportunity left for us although it's closing rapidly but all in all i think this is the best season i've ever seen from us as a team in 27 years of being a supporter, not just the stats telling us if we finish higher then 12th, but from seeing with my own eyes the outstanding play, the fact that we're playing the likes of Leeds, QPR,etc and knowing we can beat them and the fact we have the best management duo outside the Prem,( and probably better then 3/4 of the Prem).[/p][/quote]I understand the principle of what he is trying to do but he does it to far back and not in the dangerous areas, mostly the full back is wise to this, Fraser is at his best running at defenders and beating them, abc100
  • Score: 0

10:41am Sat 19 Apr 14

greenshoes says...

Judaas wrote:
Very strange substitution today when Eddie took off Richie, who was just getting under the skin of the opposition. Especially when you compare to how Pugh was playing, other than when he scored the goal.
I thought we lost the plot when Richie went off.
Another point, I thought their two big slow back men were crying out for another pace man to take them on through then channels, certainly not Pitman, but Rantie.
Seeing as we have another game on Monday I'm not surprised Eddie made these Subs, we need our best players as fresh as humanly possible as its never the best situation having two games so close together especially at the end of the season when legs and bodies are so exhausted. We have exceeded all expectations and I am very happy with where we are. We will push on next season and who knows, having said that it isn't over yet. guys and gals.
[quote][p][bold]Judaas[/bold] wrote: Very strange substitution today when Eddie took off Richie, who was just getting under the skin of the opposition. Especially when you compare to how Pugh was playing, other than when he scored the goal. I thought we lost the plot when Richie went off. Another point, I thought their two big slow back men were crying out for another pace man to take them on through then channels, certainly not Pitman, but Rantie.[/p][/quote]Seeing as we have another game on Monday I'm not surprised Eddie made these Subs, we need our best players as fresh as humanly possible as its never the best situation having two games so close together especially at the end of the season when legs and bodies are so exhausted. We have exceeded all expectations and I am very happy with where we are. We will push on next season and who knows, having said that it isn't over yet. guys and gals. greenshoes
  • Score: -3

10:43am Sat 19 Apr 14

a real supporter says...

Sorry Eddie your sub's were completely wrong.Ritchie was on song and was very unhappy at being taken off so early .As for bringing Pitman on !!!!! I am interested what you thought he would bring to the game? Pitman came on for Harte and took the corners and a free kick the result being 2 breakaway goals for the opposition. Thanks for everything in the past Brett but your time is up.
Sorry Eddie your sub's were completely wrong.Ritchie was on song and was very unhappy at being taken off so early .As for bringing Pitman on !!!!! I am interested what you thought he would bring to the game? Pitman came on for Harte and took the corners and a free kick the result being 2 breakaway goals for the opposition. Thanks for everything in the past Brett but your time is up. a real supporter
  • Score: 9

10:45am Sat 19 Apr 14

WHYNOT says...

Court Side wrote:
abc100 wrote:
I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us )
The idea of Fraser drifting inside is so that the opposition full back,(hopefully), follows him thus creating space for Francis to overlap, get down the wing and deliver crosses. Ritchie does the same at times though it's interchangable depending on whether we've got the momentum and have got them pinned, (like yesterday although the final ball was constantly poor and with everyone pushed up we were easy to pick off), or whether we are breaking quickly ourselves and attacking from deep.
Shame yesterday, we weren't as sharp with our passing as we have been lately and i think we got bullied a bit too easily plus a couple of our top performers had an off day. We've had a good run at it, there's still just a very small window of opportunity left for us although it's closing rapidly but all in all i think this is the best season i've ever seen from us as a team in 27 years of being a supporter, not just the stats telling us if we finish higher then 12th, but from seeing with my own eyes the outstanding play, the fact that we're playing the likes of Leeds, QPR,etc and knowing we can beat them and the fact we have the best management duo outside the Prem,( and probably better then 3/4 of the Prem).
not the best management duo outside prem on yesterdays performance, crazy substitutions and clueless tactics against 10 men
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us )[/p][/quote]The idea of Fraser drifting inside is so that the opposition full back,(hopefully), follows him thus creating space for Francis to overlap, get down the wing and deliver crosses. Ritchie does the same at times though it's interchangable depending on whether we've got the momentum and have got them pinned, (like yesterday although the final ball was constantly poor and with everyone pushed up we were easy to pick off), or whether we are breaking quickly ourselves and attacking from deep. Shame yesterday, we weren't as sharp with our passing as we have been lately and i think we got bullied a bit too easily plus a couple of our top performers had an off day. We've had a good run at it, there's still just a very small window of opportunity left for us although it's closing rapidly but all in all i think this is the best season i've ever seen from us as a team in 27 years of being a supporter, not just the stats telling us if we finish higher then 12th, but from seeing with my own eyes the outstanding play, the fact that we're playing the likes of Leeds, QPR,etc and knowing we can beat them and the fact we have the best management duo outside the Prem,( and probably better then 3/4 of the Prem).[/p][/quote]not the best management duo outside prem on yesterdays performance, crazy substitutions and clueless tactics against 10 men WHYNOT
  • Score: -2

10:54am Sat 19 Apr 14

big_afcb_fan says...

brighton are still favourites for 6th even if ipswich win today. they have an easier 3 games. didn't hear people complaining about pitman coming on when he cleared off the line against qpr, short memories some people!
brighton are still favourites for 6th even if ipswich win today. they have an easier 3 games. didn't hear people complaining about pitman coming on when he cleared off the line against qpr, short memories some people! big_afcb_fan
  • Score: 0

11:06am Sat 19 Apr 14

dc addict says...

Still a mystery to me why the foul on Kermorgant wasn't given. If the ref didn't think it was a foul he should have booked Yann for diving. That was the turning point. They went upfield and scored. I would be interested to hear from anyone in the East Stand who was close to the incident.
I too was amazed when Ritchie was taken off but how can anyone criticize E and J after last and this season.

UTCIAD
Still a mystery to me why the foul on Kermorgant wasn't given. If the ref didn't think it was a foul he should have booked Yann for diving. That was the turning point. They went upfield and scored. I would be interested to hear from anyone in the East Stand who was close to the incident. I too was amazed when Ritchie was taken off but how can anyone criticize E and J after last and this season. UTCIAD dc addict
  • Score: 2

11:08am Sat 19 Apr 14

Cherryfan says...

West moors 1 wrote:
Simply, they put Leon best on, a proven striker and we put on Pitman, who at best is a league one player. EH, wake up and do not play this useless player whose only contribution this season is to clear off the line against QPR. This was a game that Rantie could have been ideal to come on with his pace.
and it was Pitman's wayward pass that lead to the fourth goal!
[quote][p][bold]West moors 1[/bold] wrote: Simply, they put Leon best on, a proven striker and we put on Pitman, who at best is a league one player. EH, wake up and do not play this useless player whose only contribution this season is to clear off the line against QPR. This was a game that Rantie could have been ideal to come on with his pace.[/p][/quote]and it was Pitman's wayward pass that lead to the fourth goal! Cherryfan
  • Score: 2

12:18pm Sat 19 Apr 14

abc100 says...

dc addict wrote:
Still a mystery to me why the foul on Kermorgant wasn't given. If the ref didn't think it was a foul he should have booked Yann for diving. That was the turning point. They went upfield and scored. I would be interested to hear from anyone in the East Stand who was close to the incident.
I too was amazed when Ritchie was taken off but how can anyone criticize E and J after last and this season.

UTCIAD
I'm sat in North stand 14/15, I was stood at the front by the corner flag so was only 20feet ish away and my first impression was that Yann was not touched by the defender and he dived but people around me thought he was caught on the ankle, need to see it on TV, hope I'm wrong !!!!
[quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: Still a mystery to me why the foul on Kermorgant wasn't given. If the ref didn't think it was a foul he should have booked Yann for diving. That was the turning point. They went upfield and scored. I would be interested to hear from anyone in the East Stand who was close to the incident. I too was amazed when Ritchie was taken off but how can anyone criticize E and J after last and this season. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I'm sat in North stand 14/15, I was stood at the front by the corner flag so was only 20feet ish away and my first impression was that Yann was not touched by the defender and he dived but people around me thought he was caught on the ankle, need to see it on TV, hope I'm wrong !!!! abc100
  • Score: 1

1:51pm Sat 19 Apr 14

lockandload says...

Its being a great season but I was gutted yesterday by our lose against a team that wasn't that great. We can blame the Ref etc but w were poor and our defence was wide open at times. The pack passing to Camp we do was taken advantage of.
Agreed Pitman is not up to it and has to go this summer because he is a great league 1 striker.
When people call for Rantie to come on ? He is as bad but in a different way.
Its being a great season but I was gutted yesterday by our lose against a team that wasn't that great. We can blame the Ref etc but w were poor and our defence was wide open at times. The pack passing to Camp we do was taken advantage of. Agreed Pitman is not up to it and has to go this summer because he is a great league 1 striker. When people call for Rantie to come on ? He is as bad but in a different way. lockandload
  • Score: 2

2:27pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Court Side says...

WHYNOT wrote:
Court Side wrote:
abc100 wrote:
I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us )
The idea of Fraser drifting inside is so that the opposition full back,(hopefully), follows him thus creating space for Francis to overlap, get down the wing and deliver crosses. Ritchie does the same at times though it's interchangable depending on whether we've got the momentum and have got them pinned, (like yesterday although the final ball was constantly poor and with everyone pushed up we were easy to pick off), or whether we are breaking quickly ourselves and attacking from deep.
Shame yesterday, we weren't as sharp with our passing as we have been lately and i think we got bullied a bit too easily plus a couple of our top performers had an off day. We've had a good run at it, there's still just a very small window of opportunity left for us although it's closing rapidly but all in all i think this is the best season i've ever seen from us as a team in 27 years of being a supporter, not just the stats telling us if we finish higher then 12th, but from seeing with my own eyes the outstanding play, the fact that we're playing the likes of Leeds, QPR,etc and knowing we can beat them and the fact we have the best management duo outside the Prem,( and probably better then 3/4 of the Prem).
not the best management duo outside prem on yesterdays performance, crazy substitutions and clueless tactics against 10 men
Sorry, did i imagine the run we've been on to get us to the fringe of the play offs after we'd been installed as pre season relegation candidates? Or perhaps i've imagined the last 5 1/2 seasons that have taken us from the foot of League 2 and involved 2 promotions? Seems like they get a lot more decisions right then wrong. As it happens i didn't particularly agree with the substitutions yesterday either but then i'm not a knee jerk reactionary like some and prefer to look at the bigger picture.
[quote][p][bold]WHYNOT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us )[/p][/quote]The idea of Fraser drifting inside is so that the opposition full back,(hopefully), follows him thus creating space for Francis to overlap, get down the wing and deliver crosses. Ritchie does the same at times though it's interchangable depending on whether we've got the momentum and have got them pinned, (like yesterday although the final ball was constantly poor and with everyone pushed up we were easy to pick off), or whether we are breaking quickly ourselves and attacking from deep. Shame yesterday, we weren't as sharp with our passing as we have been lately and i think we got bullied a bit too easily plus a couple of our top performers had an off day. We've had a good run at it, there's still just a very small window of opportunity left for us although it's closing rapidly but all in all i think this is the best season i've ever seen from us as a team in 27 years of being a supporter, not just the stats telling us if we finish higher then 12th, but from seeing with my own eyes the outstanding play, the fact that we're playing the likes of Leeds, QPR,etc and knowing we can beat them and the fact we have the best management duo outside the Prem,( and probably better then 3/4 of the Prem).[/p][/quote]not the best management duo outside prem on yesterdays performance, crazy substitutions and clueless tactics against 10 men[/p][/quote]Sorry, did i imagine the run we've been on to get us to the fringe of the play offs after we'd been installed as pre season relegation candidates? Or perhaps i've imagined the last 5 1/2 seasons that have taken us from the foot of League 2 and involved 2 promotions? Seems like they get a lot more decisions right then wrong. As it happens i didn't particularly agree with the substitutions yesterday either but then i'm not a knee jerk reactionary like some and prefer to look at the bigger picture. Court Side
  • Score: 0

2:51pm Sat 19 Apr 14

pokesdown1 says...

I`m watchin Watford vs Ipswich via Ukraine at 3 pm.

Should be good.
I`m watchin Watford vs Ipswich via Ukraine at 3 pm. Should be good. pokesdown1
  • Score: 0

4:34pm Sat 19 Apr 14

golfer33 says...

Watford are 3-1 up
Watford are 3-1 up golfer33
  • Score: -1

5:16pm Sat 19 Apr 14

worried to death says...

Court Side wrote:
WHYNOT wrote:
Court Side wrote:
abc100 wrote:
I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us )
The idea of Fraser drifting inside is so that the opposition full back,(hopefully), follows him thus creating space for Francis to overlap, get down the wing and deliver crosses. Ritchie does the same at times though it's interchangable depending on whether we've got the momentum and have got them pinned, (like yesterday although the final ball was constantly poor and with everyone pushed up we were easy to pick off), or whether we are breaking quickly ourselves and attacking from deep.
Shame yesterday, we weren't as sharp with our passing as we have been lately and i think we got bullied a bit too easily plus a couple of our top performers had an off day. We've had a good run at it, there's still just a very small window of opportunity left for us although it's closing rapidly but all in all i think this is the best season i've ever seen from us as a team in 27 years of being a supporter, not just the stats telling us if we finish higher then 12th, but from seeing with my own eyes the outstanding play, the fact that we're playing the likes of Leeds, QPR,etc and knowing we can beat them and the fact we have the best management duo outside the Prem,( and probably better then 3/4 of the Prem).
not the best management duo outside prem on yesterdays performance, crazy substitutions and clueless tactics against 10 men
Sorry, did i imagine the run we've been on to get us to the fringe of the play offs after we'd been installed as pre season relegation candidates? Or perhaps i've imagined the last 5 1/2 seasons that have taken us from the foot of League 2 and involved 2 promotions? Seems like they get a lot more decisions right then wrong. As it happens i didn't particularly agree with the substitutions yesterday either but then i'm not a knee jerk reactionary like some and prefer to look at the bigger picture.
Court Side, your comments are spot on ...rewind to last August and if someone had mentioned the words Bournemouth, Championship and Play offs in the same sentence then admit it you would have had a wry smile to yourself. My seatbelt is still fastened for this incredible ride.UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WHYNOT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: I like Fraser but am I the only one that gets frustrated with him cos he keeps drifting inside, I assume he is bought on to play wide to stretch the defenders and have a run at the fullback especially yesterday when they were down to 10 ( the worst thing that could of happened for us )[/p][/quote]The idea of Fraser drifting inside is so that the opposition full back,(hopefully), follows him thus creating space for Francis to overlap, get down the wing and deliver crosses. Ritchie does the same at times though it's interchangable depending on whether we've got the momentum and have got them pinned, (like yesterday although the final ball was constantly poor and with everyone pushed up we were easy to pick off), or whether we are breaking quickly ourselves and attacking from deep. Shame yesterday, we weren't as sharp with our passing as we have been lately and i think we got bullied a bit too easily plus a couple of our top performers had an off day. We've had a good run at it, there's still just a very small window of opportunity left for us although it's closing rapidly but all in all i think this is the best season i've ever seen from us as a team in 27 years of being a supporter, not just the stats telling us if we finish higher then 12th, but from seeing with my own eyes the outstanding play, the fact that we're playing the likes of Leeds, QPR,etc and knowing we can beat them and the fact we have the best management duo outside the Prem,( and probably better then 3/4 of the Prem).[/p][/quote]not the best management duo outside prem on yesterdays performance, crazy substitutions and clueless tactics against 10 men[/p][/quote]Sorry, did i imagine the run we've been on to get us to the fringe of the play offs after we'd been installed as pre season relegation candidates? Or perhaps i've imagined the last 5 1/2 seasons that have taken us from the foot of League 2 and involved 2 promotions? Seems like they get a lot more decisions right then wrong. As it happens i didn't particularly agree with the substitutions yesterday either but then i'm not a knee jerk reactionary like some and prefer to look at the bigger picture.[/p][/quote]Court Side, your comments are spot on ...rewind to last August and if someone had mentioned the words Bournemouth, Championship and Play offs in the same sentence then admit it you would have had a wry smile to yourself. My seatbelt is still fastened for this incredible ride.UTCIAD worried to death
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9:43pm Sat 19 Apr 14

rogthedodge123 says...

I don't think it's right to be having ago at Brett as his goals helped us into the championship and he has had very little game time,the blame lays squarely with Eddie and I'm sure he would accept that,when they went down to 10 men Ritchie should have stayed on with Rantie up front in a 4 5 1 , this would have made it mor difficult for them to counter attack but left space for Rantie to run into,also taking Hart off was another mistake as he has been outstanding,but you can learn from mistakes and that is why we will come good in the end and Eddie is the fantastic manager he is.
I don't think it's right to be having ago at Brett as his goals helped us into the championship and he has had very little game time,the blame lays squarely with Eddie and I'm sure he would accept that,when they went down to 10 men Ritchie should have stayed on with Rantie up front in a 4 5 1 , this would have made it mor difficult for them to counter attack but left space for Rantie to run into,also taking Hart off was another mistake as he has been outstanding,but you can learn from mistakes and that is why we will come good in the end and Eddie is the fantastic manager he is. rogthedodge123
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11:10am Mon 21 Apr 14

carrrob says...

It's been a brilliant season especially the win over QPR and who would have thought we would see Real Madrid and Liverpool at Dean Court in the same season !
It's been a brilliant season especially the win over QPR and who would have thought we would see Real Madrid and Liverpool at Dean Court in the same season ! carrrob
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