AFC Bournemouth: Play-off dream still alive for Francis

Bournemouth Echo: HOPEFUL: Simon Francis, right HOPEFUL: Simon Francis, right

RIGHT-BACK Simon Francis is adamant that Cherries remain a major player in the Championship play-off race despite dropping points at rivals Ipswich.

The 2-2 draw at Portman Road meant that Cherries were three points off the top six prior to last night’s clash between Reading and Middlesbrough.

Although Eddie Howe’s men do not have their play-off fate in their hands heading into the final two games against Nottingham Forest and Millwall, Francis insists the battle is not over.

He told the Daily Echo: “There’s two big games left and it’s all to play for. Outsiders probably won’t think we’re in with a chance, they haven’t done all season, but we certainly do.

“They are two massive games and two winnable games.

“We have to take six points and hope a couple of teams slip up, but no one’s guaranteed to win games as we saw on Saturday when Brighton drew 1-1 against Blackpool, which you would have thought was almost a banker for them to win at home. But they didn’t and it’s still on.

“The gaffer’s been saying for the past couple of games, ‘don’t make it the biggest regret of the season’.”

Francis, 29, captained Cherries against the Tractor Boys as regular skipper Tommy Elphick was named on the bench due to concerns over a back injury, with Elliott Ward selected in his place.

That was one of two changes made by boss Eddie Howe with Charlie Daniels replacing the experienced Ian Harte at left-back, resulting in a defence that last played as a collective four on November 9.

“I thought we kept a good line and Chaz and Wardy came in and did well,” added Francis, who has played every minute of Cherries’ Championship campaign.

“That said, we’ve let in too many goals recently and I hold my hands up for a couple of them as it’s not good enough.

“For the first goal against Ipswich my man got in behind me at the back post and scored which was disappointing on my behalf.

“We showed great character to come back, not once but twice and in the end they were panicking a little bit and on the back foot.

“I thought we did enough to win the game so we were disappointed with the result. We kept the ball and dominated but maybe the luck wasn’t with us like it has been over the past couple of months.”

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7:28am Wed 23 Apr 14

rednblack37 says...

All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat
ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day!
All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day! rednblack37
  • Score: 6

8:01am Wed 23 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

rednblack37 wrote:
All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat

ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day!
Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still.
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day![/p][/quote]Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still. TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 7

8:40am Wed 23 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

With 2 winnable games to go we still have a slim chance, so spin the roullette wheel once again on saturday and let's see what happens. Shall i put all my chips on red or black.?? Sod it i will hedge my bets and go for red & black.... got to be a winner. Someone has to sieze the oppertunity, and as all the other candidates seem to be falling over themselves to mess it up, why not take advantage, gonna be real tough though.!!!
With 2 winnable games to go we still have a slim chance, so spin the roullette wheel once again on saturday and let's see what happens. Shall i put all my chips on red or black.?? Sod it i will hedge my bets and go for red & black.... got to be a winner. Someone has to sieze the oppertunity, and as all the other candidates seem to be falling over themselves to mess it up, why not take advantage, gonna be real tough though.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 5

8:49am Wed 23 Apr 14

swanagecherrie says...

Agree mathematically possible but need to many teams to trip up now. We had a very good chance but dropping 7 points from our last 3 games at this time of the season was our downfall. Maybe its not such a bad thing at this stage of the team and grounds development. We are still in the championship which i still think is the best league. But lets keep going for the highest finish and break another record. If next year is a exciting as this one I will me more than happy.
Agree mathematically possible but need to many teams to trip up now. We had a very good chance but dropping 7 points from our last 3 games at this time of the season was our downfall. Maybe its not such a bad thing at this stage of the team and grounds development. We are still in the championship which i still think is the best league. But lets keep going for the highest finish and break another record. If next year is a exciting as this one I will me more than happy. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 10

9:21am Wed 23 Apr 14

coops1965cherry says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat


ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day!
Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still.
No if's no buts no candy your nuts we have had a great season Ted and yes look forward to an away day at Brentford for the 30th time but it is always a good day out..

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day![/p][/quote]Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still.[/p][/quote]No if's no buts no candy your nuts we have had a great season Ted and yes look forward to an away day at Brentford for the 30th time but it is always a good day out.. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 5

9:56am Wed 23 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat



ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day!
Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still.
No if's no buts no candy your nuts we have had a great season Ted and yes look forward to an away day at Brentford for the 30th time but it is always a good day out..

U T C I A D.
G'day Coops, I admire Franno's optimism, re Brentford:-
At least there will be a ground with an away terrace to replace Yeovil's...
...AND a pub on each corner of the ground if I remember correctly...
....just for medicinal purposes of course and to keep the cold out you understand!
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day![/p][/quote]Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still.[/p][/quote]No if's no buts no candy your nuts we have had a great season Ted and yes look forward to an away day at Brentford for the 30th time but it is always a good day out.. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]G'day Coops, I admire Franno's optimism, re Brentford:- At least there will be a ground with an away terrace to replace Yeovil's... ...AND a pub on each corner of the ground if I remember correctly... ....just for medicinal purposes of course and to keep the cold out you understand! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 3

10:02am Wed 23 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat



ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day!
Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still.
No if's no buts no candy your nuts we have had a great season Ted and yes look forward to an away day at Brentford for the 30th time but it is always a good day out..

U T C I A D.
Let's hope Leyton Orient win play-offs in L1. If we dont make po's im hoping Derby go up, love all the relatively short trips to southern based teams, shame we are going to lose Yeovil and poss Millwall or Charlton but Fulham and Cardiff would make decent trips and Wolves is a definate must.
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day![/p][/quote]Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still.[/p][/quote]No if's no buts no candy your nuts we have had a great season Ted and yes look forward to an away day at Brentford for the 30th time but it is always a good day out.. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Let's hope Leyton Orient win play-offs in L1. If we dont make po's im hoping Derby go up, love all the relatively short trips to southern based teams, shame we are going to lose Yeovil and poss Millwall or Charlton but Fulham and Cardiff would make decent trips and Wolves is a definate must. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 7

10:14am Wed 23 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Blimey, just realised, potentially next season we could be sharing the league with..

Cardiff
L**ds
Millwall
Wolves
Birmingham
Sunderland
Sheff Weds
Derby
Nottingham Forest
Some real fireworks among that lot...
Blimey, just realised, potentially next season we could be sharing the league with.. Cardiff L**ds Millwall Wolves Birmingham Sunderland Sheff Weds Derby Nottingham Forest Some real fireworks among that lot... STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 0

10:28am Wed 23 Apr 14

pokesdown1 says...

Luckily there is only one C in Scunthorpe.
Luckily there is only one C in Scunthorpe. pokesdown1
  • Score: -2

10:35am Wed 23 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

pokesdown1 wrote:
Luckily there is only one C in Scunthorpe.
Thats not nice... i thought Russ Wilcox was a thoroughly decent chap ;-)
[quote][p][bold]pokesdown1[/bold] wrote: Luckily there is only one C in Scunthorpe.[/p][/quote]Thats not nice... i thought Russ Wilcox was a thoroughly decent chap ;-) STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 0

10:38am Wed 23 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat




ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day!
Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still.
No if's no buts no candy your nuts we have had a great season Ted and yes look forward to an away day at Brentford for the 30th time but it is always a good day out..

U T C I A D.
Let's hope Leyton Orient win play-offs in L1. If we dont make po's im hoping Derby go up, love all the relatively short trips to southern based teams, shame we are going to lose Yeovil and poss Millwall or Charlton but Fulham and Cardiff would make decent trips and Wolves is a definate must.
Do they speak English in Wolverhampton?? I have a colleague who's a Yam Yam and I don't understand a word, so just nod between the pauses and hope it's at the right time LOL!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day![/p][/quote]Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still.[/p][/quote]No if's no buts no candy your nuts we have had a great season Ted and yes look forward to an away day at Brentford for the 30th time but it is always a good day out.. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Let's hope Leyton Orient win play-offs in L1. If we dont make po's im hoping Derby go up, love all the relatively short trips to southern based teams, shame we are going to lose Yeovil and poss Millwall or Charlton but Fulham and Cardiff would make decent trips and Wolves is a definate must.[/p][/quote]Do they speak English in Wolverhampton?? I have a colleague who's a Yam Yam and I don't understand a word, so just nod between the pauses and hope it's at the right time LOL! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: -2

11:04am Wed 23 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
rednblack37 wrote:
All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat





ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day!
Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still.
No if's no buts no candy your nuts we have had a great season Ted and yes look forward to an away day at Brentford for the 30th time but it is always a good day out..

U T C I A D.
Let's hope Leyton Orient win play-offs in L1. If we dont make po's im hoping Derby go up, love all the relatively short trips to southern based teams, shame we are going to lose Yeovil and poss Millwall or Charlton but Fulham and Cardiff would make decent trips and Wolves is a definate must.
Do they speak English in Wolverhampton?? I have a colleague who's a Yam Yam and I don't understand a word, so just nod between the pauses and hope it's at the right time LOL!
Hmm, i have the same problem with many of my colleagues from Saffhampton. But hey, at least one or two of them are actually English.!!!
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: All we can do is do our best to win our last two games and see what happens.....mathemat ically still possible, but realistically our chance has gone, we need a hell of a lot of results to go our way........but in football you never know! Shame Yeovil have gone back down, but look forward to Brentford away on Boxing Day![/p][/quote]Agree with all points made, still been a great season and we have points and our highest place to play for still.[/p][/quote]No if's no buts no candy your nuts we have had a great season Ted and yes look forward to an away day at Brentford for the 30th time but it is always a good day out.. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Let's hope Leyton Orient win play-offs in L1. If we dont make po's im hoping Derby go up, love all the relatively short trips to southern based teams, shame we are going to lose Yeovil and poss Millwall or Charlton but Fulham and Cardiff would make decent trips and Wolves is a definate must.[/p][/quote]Do they speak English in Wolverhampton?? I have a colleague who's a Yam Yam and I don't understand a word, so just nod between the pauses and hope it's at the right time LOL![/p][/quote]Hmm, i have the same problem with many of my colleagues from Saffhampton. But hey, at least one or two of them are actually English.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: -4

11:11am Wed 23 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^
Eddie I noticed Swindle weren't on you League 1 play-off wish list.

Am assuming another few seasons festering in Div3 should stop them thinking they're a big-shot team ;-}
^ Eddie I noticed Swindle weren't on you League 1 play-off wish list. Am assuming another few seasons festering in Div3 should stop them thinking they're a big-shot team ;-} TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 4

11:53am Wed 23 Apr 14

charlie2004 says...

Looks like the dream is over for this season so now hope we can finish as close to top six as we can. We've had a great 2nd half to this season, hoping we can do it from the start next season.
Looks like the dream is over for this season so now hope we can finish as close to top six as we can. We've had a great 2nd half to this season, hoping we can do it from the start next season. charlie2004
  • Score: 7

11:54am Wed 23 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
^
Eddie I noticed Swindle weren't on you League 1 play-off wish list.

Am assuming another few seasons festering in Div3 should stop them thinking they're a big-shot team ;-}
STOP IT.......dont want to entice LeGob on here, you know touchy she can be.!!!
To be honest i forgot all about that little backwater town.!!!
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Eddie I noticed Swindle weren't on you League 1 play-off wish list. Am assuming another few seasons festering in Div3 should stop them thinking they're a big-shot team ;-}[/p][/quote]STOP IT.......dont want to entice LeGob on here, you know touchy she can be.!!! To be honest i forgot all about that little backwater town.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 0

12:15pm Wed 23 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
^
Eddie I noticed Swindle weren't on you League 1 play-off wish list.

Am assuming another few seasons festering in Div3 should stop them thinking they're a big-shot team ;-}
STOP IT.......dont want to entice LeGob on here, you know touchy she can be.!!!
To be honest i forgot all about that little backwater town.!!!
I'd forgot about them too until I saw the FL Show at the weekend, it was like re-discovering a long lost stone age tribe - it certainly smelt like it!

Transfer rumour of the day (made up in my own strange mind) :-
PoxyTeamo to ManUre
Moyse to the South Coast Giants
tee hee!!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Eddie I noticed Swindle weren't on you League 1 play-off wish list. Am assuming another few seasons festering in Div3 should stop them thinking they're a big-shot team ;-}[/p][/quote]STOP IT.......dont want to entice LeGob on here, you know touchy she can be.!!! To be honest i forgot all about that little backwater town.!!![/p][/quote]I'd forgot about them too until I saw the FL Show at the weekend, it was like re-discovering a long lost stone age tribe - it certainly smelt like it! Transfer rumour of the day (made up in my own strange mind) :- PoxyTeamo to ManUre Moyse to the South Coast Giants tee hee!! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: -3

1:10pm Wed 23 Apr 14

afcbtintin says...

I was talking with the (thoroughly nice) guy next to me at Ipswich. We were in wheelchairs so unfortunately were sitting separate from the main body of fans (opposite, down by the tunnel. Anyway, I digress. The point we were discussing was that if, as had been expected at the beginning of the season, we were laying in 15/16th we would probably have been very happy with that result and indeed whatever happens over the next 10 days or so. It's only because of what was a great March that suddenly we found ourselves sitting doing mental mathematics trying out all sorts of equations and possibilities. The only result that matters is not a mathematic one, or even one on the pitch. No it is that we have had a blooming fantastic season supporting the team we love and wherever Cherries are plying their trade next season, come rain or shine we will be there to cheer them on. Probably also enjoying plenty of banter o these pages.

Having said all that I really do hope for victory this Saturday.

UTCIAD
I was talking with the (thoroughly nice) guy next to me at Ipswich. We were in wheelchairs so unfortunately were sitting separate from the main body of fans (opposite, down by the tunnel. Anyway, I digress. The point we were discussing was that if, as had been expected at the beginning of the season, we were laying in 15/16th we would probably have been very happy with that result and indeed whatever happens over the next 10 days or so. It's only because of what was a great March that suddenly we found ourselves sitting doing mental mathematics trying out all sorts of equations and possibilities. The only result that matters is not a mathematic one, or even one on the pitch. No it is that we have had a blooming fantastic season supporting the team we love and wherever Cherries are plying their trade next season, come rain or shine we will be there to cheer them on. Probably also enjoying plenty of banter o these pages. Having said all that I really do hope for victory this Saturday. UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 10

1:45pm Wed 23 Apr 14

coops1965cherry says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
^
Eddie I noticed Swindle weren't on you League 1 play-off wish list.

Am assuming another few seasons festering in Div3 should stop them thinking they're a big-shot team ;-}
STOP IT.......dont want to entice LeGob on here, you know touchy she can be.!!!
To be honest i forgot all about that little backwater town.!!!
I'd forgot about them too until I saw the FL Show at the weekend, it was like re-discovering a long lost stone age tribe - it certainly smelt like it!

Transfer rumour of the day (made up in my own strange mind) :-
PoxyTeamo to ManUre
Moyse to the South Coast Giants
tee hee!!
What an imagination you have Ted, keep it going.

What a goal by Cookie, goal of the season no doubt.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Eddie I noticed Swindle weren't on you League 1 play-off wish list. Am assuming another few seasons festering in Div3 should stop them thinking they're a big-shot team ;-}[/p][/quote]STOP IT.......dont want to entice LeGob on here, you know touchy she can be.!!! To be honest i forgot all about that little backwater town.!!![/p][/quote]I'd forgot about them too until I saw the FL Show at the weekend, it was like re-discovering a long lost stone age tribe - it certainly smelt like it! Transfer rumour of the day (made up in my own strange mind) :- PoxyTeamo to ManUre Moyse to the South Coast Giants tee hee!![/p][/quote]What an imagination you have Ted, keep it going. What a goal by Cookie, goal of the season no doubt. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: -1

1:57pm Wed 23 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
^
Eddie I noticed Swindle weren't on you League 1 play-off wish list.

Am assuming another few seasons festering in Div3 should stop them thinking they're a big-shot team ;-}
STOP IT.......dont want to entice LeGob on here, you know touchy she can be.!!!
To be honest i forgot all about that little backwater town.!!!
I'd forgot about them too until I saw the FL Show at the weekend, it was like re-discovering a long lost stone age tribe - it certainly smelt like it!

Transfer rumour of the day (made up in my own strange mind) :-
PoxyTeamo to ManUre
Moyse to the South Coast Giants
tee hee!!
What an imagination you have Ted, keep it going.

What a goal by Cookie, goal of the season no doubt.

U T C I A D.
Goal of a lifetime by Cookie, Mr Coops. Bet he was more surprised than their keeper to see it in the back of the net, fantastic effort!!!
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ Eddie I noticed Swindle weren't on you League 1 play-off wish list. Am assuming another few seasons festering in Div3 should stop them thinking they're a big-shot team ;-}[/p][/quote]STOP IT.......dont want to entice LeGob on here, you know touchy she can be.!!! To be honest i forgot all about that little backwater town.!!![/p][/quote]I'd forgot about them too until I saw the FL Show at the weekend, it was like re-discovering a long lost stone age tribe - it certainly smelt like it! Transfer rumour of the day (made up in my own strange mind) :- PoxyTeamo to ManUre Moyse to the South Coast Giants tee hee!![/p][/quote]What an imagination you have Ted, keep it going. What a goal by Cookie, goal of the season no doubt. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Goal of a lifetime by Cookie, Mr Coops. Bet he was more surprised than their keeper to see it in the back of the net, fantastic effort!!! TedMacsCherryPants
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2:50pm Wed 23 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T miltonarcher
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3:06pm Wed 23 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
Don't speak too soon Mingin' @rse-bandit, you may yet be joined by Brighton in the top flight as they're my realistic tip for the play-off spot and beyond, good luck to them too! Should this happen it will be nice for you to be able to hold hands with your Premier League rivals, I think you'd like that. xx
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]Don't speak too soon Mingin' @rse-bandit, you may yet be joined by Brighton in the top flight as they're my realistic tip for the play-off spot and beyond, good luck to them too! Should this happen it will be nice for you to be able to hold hands with your Premier League rivals, I think you'd like that. xx TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 7

3:53pm Wed 23 Apr 14

canfordcherry says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
You appear to have left 'it' off of your signature T.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]You appear to have left 'it' off of your signature T. canfordcherry
  • Score: 3

4:12pm Wed 23 Apr 14

pokesdown1 says...

Past form means nothing but The Wolves on Sky next season.

Thank god for tinternet.
Past form means nothing but The Wolves on Sky next season. Thank god for tinternet. pokesdown1
  • Score: 0

4:42pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Court Side says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
Only 8th? Didn't you say you'd be playing Real Madrid in a "proper" game next season? Nevermind, back to Eastleigh pre season for you. And thanks for the impending £4 mill+ we'lll be getting this Summer when Lallana finally gets some ambition and you sell him to Liverpool or whoever even though you tried to buy out his release clause. Just cos you got stung by Spurs and Arsenal over Bale and Walcott there's no need to try it on with us! Should come in handy, that little windfall!
Can i just say thankyou for all your funny comments this season, all that stuff about how we'd get relegated and that you were a "big" team,etc.....most amusing.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]Only 8th? Didn't you say you'd be playing Real Madrid in a "proper" game next season? Nevermind, back to Eastleigh pre season for you. And thanks for the impending £4 mill+ we'lll be getting this Summer when Lallana finally gets some ambition and you sell him to Liverpool or whoever even though you tried to buy out his release clause. Just cos you got stung by Spurs and Arsenal over Bale and Walcott there's no need to try it on with us! Should come in handy, that little windfall! Can i just say thankyou for all your funny comments this season, all that stuff about how we'd get relegated and that you were a "big" team,etc.....most amusing. Court Side
  • Score: 4

5:13pm Wed 23 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.???
LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.??? LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 1

5:32pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Steveo123 says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.???
LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!!
What 37m black hole......?
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.??? LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!![/p][/quote]What 37m black hole......? Steveo123
  • Score: 1

5:55pm Wed 23 Apr 14

nonnogeppetto says...

canfordcherry wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
You appear to have left 'it' off of your signature T.
you mean 'shi' don't you!!!
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]You appear to have left 'it' off of your signature T.[/p][/quote]you mean 'shi' don't you!!! nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 0

6:09pm Wed 23 Apr 14

canfordcherry says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
You appear to have left 'it' off of your signature T.
you mean 'shi' don't you!!!
Either would do!
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]You appear to have left 'it' off of your signature T.[/p][/quote]you mean 'shi' don't you!!![/p][/quote]Either would do! canfordcherry
  • Score: -1

6:31pm Wed 23 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

canfordcherry wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
You appear to have left 'it' off of your signature T.
you mean 'shi' don't you!!!
Either would do!
I like this game, how about TWA or WAT as a before/after addition?

Would anyone like to go for an Echo ban and take this to the 'next' level?
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]You appear to have left 'it' off of your signature T.[/p][/quote]you mean 'shi' don't you!!![/p][/quote]Either would do![/p][/quote]I like this game, how about TWA or WAT as a before/after addition? Would anyone like to go for an Echo ban and take this to the 'next' level? TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 1

6:44pm Wed 23 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Steveo123 wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.???
LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!!
What 37m black hole......?
10m bill for training ground upgrade and 27m in outstanding transfer instalments all due this summer = 37m black-hole.
[quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.??? LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!![/p][/quote]What 37m black hole......?[/p][/quote]10m bill for training ground upgrade and 27m in outstanding transfer instalments all due this summer = 37m black-hole. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 5

9:16pm Wed 23 Apr 14

dekayedcherry says...

Simon Francis has been an ever present in our excellent season and has had many great games "storming" up the wing from his right back position and has a commendable array of "assists". However we all make mistakes and as he pointed out in the article, he got caught out by a player "creeping in behind him" on the blind side when he was watching the ball in from out wide. He also got caught out by the same ploy by Kevin Phillips when he played against us. So Simon, something to be aware of and something to work on, extra concentration and more importantly awareness of who is around you when balls are being crossed in from wide. Having said all that however you have had a brilliant season and there are a lot of Right Backs in the Premiership that IMO who are not in your class,
I hope The Cherries have a cracking good match against Nottingham Forest and put another of the so called "Big Shots" to the sword as they invariably think we are still "little old Bournemouth" and are probably "punching above our weight". Let's hope they find out differently. UTC
Simon Francis has been an ever present in our excellent season and has had many great games "storming" up the wing from his right back position and has a commendable array of "assists". However we all make mistakes and as he pointed out in the article, he got caught out by a player "creeping in behind him" on the blind side when he was watching the ball in from out wide. He also got caught out by the same ploy by Kevin Phillips when he played against us. So Simon, something to be aware of and something to work on, extra concentration and more importantly awareness of who is around you when balls are being crossed in from wide. Having said all that however you have had a brilliant season and there are a lot of Right Backs in the Premiership that IMO who are not in your class, I hope The Cherries have a cracking good match against Nottingham Forest and put another of the so called "Big Shots" to the sword as they invariably think we are still "little old Bournemouth" and are probably "punching above our weight". Let's hope they find out differently. UTC dekayedcherry
  • Score: 5

9:29pm Wed 23 Apr 14

rednblack37 says...

Court Side wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
Only 8th? Didn't you say you'd be playing Real Madrid in a "proper" game next season? Nevermind, back to Eastleigh pre season for you. And thanks for the impending £4 mill+ we'lll be getting this Summer when Lallana finally gets some ambition and you sell him to Liverpool or whoever even though you tried to buy out his release clause. Just cos you got stung by Spurs and Arsenal over Bale and Walcott there's no need to try it on with us! Should come in handy, that little windfall!
Can i just say thankyou for all your funny comments this season, all that stuff about how we'd get relegated and that you were a "big" team,etc.....most amusing.
Mincing Arser was also talking about their impending 'european qualification'......
.....I can still hear my echos of laughter now! And now I'm laughing again!!
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]Only 8th? Didn't you say you'd be playing Real Madrid in a "proper" game next season? Nevermind, back to Eastleigh pre season for you. And thanks for the impending £4 mill+ we'lll be getting this Summer when Lallana finally gets some ambition and you sell him to Liverpool or whoever even though you tried to buy out his release clause. Just cos you got stung by Spurs and Arsenal over Bale and Walcott there's no need to try it on with us! Should come in handy, that little windfall! Can i just say thankyou for all your funny comments this season, all that stuff about how we'd get relegated and that you were a "big" team,etc.....most amusing.[/p][/quote]Mincing Arser was also talking about their impending 'european qualification'...... .....I can still hear my echos of laughter now! And now I'm laughing again!! rednblack37
  • Score: -1

10:32pm Wed 23 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Steveo123 wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.???
LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!!
What 37m black hole......?
10m bill for training ground upgrade and 27m in outstanding transfer instalments all due this summer = 37m black-hole.
Aaaaaah yes finances, just remind me, how much do we get from Sky? Plus of course ££££££££ for finishing 8th. How ya doin cash wise down there in sleepy Dorset? Average gates, 7-8k Ooooops bit of a black hole there I reckon. Fingers crossed yor Ruski sugar daddy doesn't get bored. I seem to remember there was another south coast club bankrolled by a Russian, how are they doing these days? BTW don't hold yor breath waiting for Lallana to be sold, he's going nowhere. Mind you, if Man U offer 40 mill for Shaw!!! Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
ching
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.??? LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!![/p][/quote]What 37m black hole......?[/p][/quote]10m bill for training ground upgrade and 27m in outstanding transfer instalments all due this summer = 37m black-hole.[/p][/quote]Aaaaaah yes finances, just remind me, how much do we get from Sky? Plus of course ££££££££ for finishing 8th. How ya doin cash wise down there in sleepy Dorset? Average gates, 7-8k Ooooops bit of a black hole there I reckon. Fingers crossed yor Ruski sugar daddy doesn't get bored. I seem to remember there was another south coast club bankrolled by a Russian, how are they doing these days? BTW don't hold yor breath waiting for Lallana to be sold, he's going nowhere. Mind you, if Man U offer 40 mill for Shaw!!! Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ching miltonarcher
  • Score: -2

11:09pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

afcbtintin wrote:
I was talking with the (thoroughly nice) guy next to me at Ipswich. We were in wheelchairs so unfortunately were sitting separate from the main body of fans (opposite, down by the tunnel. Anyway, I digress. The point we were discussing was that if, as had been expected at the beginning of the season, we were laying in 15/16th we would probably have been very happy with that result and indeed whatever happens over the next 10 days or so. It's only because of what was a great March that suddenly we found ourselves sitting doing mental mathematics trying out all sorts of equations and possibilities. The only result that matters is not a mathematic one, or even one on the pitch. No it is that we have had a blooming fantastic season supporting the team we love and wherever Cherries are plying their trade next season, come rain or shine we will be there to cheer them on. Probably also enjoying plenty of banter o these pages.

Having said all that I really do hope for victory this Saturday.

UTCIAD
Well said afcbtintin.
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: I was talking with the (thoroughly nice) guy next to me at Ipswich. We were in wheelchairs so unfortunately were sitting separate from the main body of fans (opposite, down by the tunnel. Anyway, I digress. The point we were discussing was that if, as had been expected at the beginning of the season, we were laying in 15/16th we would probably have been very happy with that result and indeed whatever happens over the next 10 days or so. It's only because of what was a great March that suddenly we found ourselves sitting doing mental mathematics trying out all sorts of equations and possibilities. The only result that matters is not a mathematic one, or even one on the pitch. No it is that we have had a blooming fantastic season supporting the team we love and wherever Cherries are plying their trade next season, come rain or shine we will be there to cheer them on. Probably also enjoying plenty of banter o these pages. Having said all that I really do hope for victory this Saturday. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Well said afcbtintin. Yorkie Cherry
  • Score: 2

11:11pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

afcbtintin wrote:
I was talking with the (thoroughly nice) guy next to me at Ipswich. We were in wheelchairs so unfortunately were sitting separate from the main body of fans (opposite, down by the tunnel. Anyway, I digress. The point we were discussing was that if, as had been expected at the beginning of the season, we were laying in 15/16th we would probably have been very happy with that result and indeed whatever happens over the next 10 days or so. It's only because of what was a great March that suddenly we found ourselves sitting doing mental mathematics trying out all sorts of equations and possibilities. The only result that matters is not a mathematic one, or even one on the pitch. No it is that we have had a blooming fantastic season supporting the team we love and wherever Cherries are plying their trade next season, come rain or shine we will be there to cheer them on. Probably also enjoying plenty of banter o these pages.

Having said all that I really do hope for victory this Saturday.

UTCIAD
Well said afcbtintin
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: I was talking with the (thoroughly nice) guy next to me at Ipswich. We were in wheelchairs so unfortunately were sitting separate from the main body of fans (opposite, down by the tunnel. Anyway, I digress. The point we were discussing was that if, as had been expected at the beginning of the season, we were laying in 15/16th we would probably have been very happy with that result and indeed whatever happens over the next 10 days or so. It's only because of what was a great March that suddenly we found ourselves sitting doing mental mathematics trying out all sorts of equations and possibilities. The only result that matters is not a mathematic one, or even one on the pitch. No it is that we have had a blooming fantastic season supporting the team we love and wherever Cherries are plying their trade next season, come rain or shine we will be there to cheer them on. Probably also enjoying plenty of banter o these pages. Having said all that I really do hope for victory this Saturday. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Well said afcbtintin Yorkie Cherry
  • Score: 1

12:07am Thu 24 Apr 14

golfer33 says...

dekayedcherry wrote:
Simon Francis has been an ever present in our excellent season and has had many great games "storming" up the wing from his right back position and has a commendable array of "assists". However we all make mistakes and as he pointed out in the article, he got caught out by a player "creeping in behind him" on the blind side when he was watching the ball in from out wide. He also got caught out by the same ploy by Kevin Phillips when he played against us. So Simon, something to be aware of and something to work on, extra concentration and more importantly awareness of who is around you when balls are being crossed in from wide. Having said all that however you have had a brilliant season and there are a lot of Right Backs in the Premiership that IMO who are not in your class,
I hope The Cherries have a cracking good match against Nottingham Forest and put another of the so called "Big Shots" to the sword as they invariably think we are still "little old Bournemouth" and are probably "punching above our weight". Let's hope they find out differently. UTC
and the QPR goal, think we should stop there as most of our early season goal lapses came from his side.like you said more awareness is needed.
room for improvement i feel.
[quote][p][bold]dekayedcherry[/bold] wrote: Simon Francis has been an ever present in our excellent season and has had many great games "storming" up the wing from his right back position and has a commendable array of "assists". However we all make mistakes and as he pointed out in the article, he got caught out by a player "creeping in behind him" on the blind side when he was watching the ball in from out wide. He also got caught out by the same ploy by Kevin Phillips when he played against us. So Simon, something to be aware of and something to work on, extra concentration and more importantly awareness of who is around you when balls are being crossed in from wide. Having said all that however you have had a brilliant season and there are a lot of Right Backs in the Premiership that IMO who are not in your class, I hope The Cherries have a cracking good match against Nottingham Forest and put another of the so called "Big Shots" to the sword as they invariably think we are still "little old Bournemouth" and are probably "punching above our weight". Let's hope they find out differently. UTC[/p][/quote]and the QPR goal, think we should stop there as most of our early season goal lapses came from his side.like you said more awareness is needed. room for improvement i feel. golfer33
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5:52am Thu 24 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

miltonarcher wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Steveo123 wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.???
LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!!
What 37m black hole......?
10m bill for training ground upgrade and 27m in outstanding transfer instalments all due this summer = 37m black-hole.
Aaaaaah yes finances, just remind me, how much do we get from Sky? Plus of course ££££££££ for finishing 8th. How ya doin cash wise down there in sleepy Dorset? Average gates, 7-8k Ooooops bit of a black hole there I reckon. Fingers crossed yor Ruski sugar daddy doesn't get bored. I seem to remember there was another south coast club bankrolled by a Russian, how are they doing these days? BTW don't hold yor breath waiting for Lallana to be sold, he's going nowhere. Mind you, if Man U offer 40 mill for Shaw!!! Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

ching
The only reason Katarina hasn't done a runner yet is because she wants to try and claw back all the £££££££££ millions her family have had to pump in to prop-up your ailing(stagnent) club.
Whilst on the subject of finances, how much do you pay in salaries to those over pampered primadonas.???
If your clubs financial acumen is anything like your supporters, you are in deep doo-doo. Fancy paying £750 to fly a plane over fratton park when the going rate is about £300.
LET THE FIRESALE BEGIN.!!!!
You might be shopping at Harrods at the moment but soon you'll be frequenting POUNDLAND. #BARGAIN BASEMENT.!!!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.??? LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!![/p][/quote]What 37m black hole......?[/p][/quote]10m bill for training ground upgrade and 27m in outstanding transfer instalments all due this summer = 37m black-hole.[/p][/quote]Aaaaaah yes finances, just remind me, how much do we get from Sky? Plus of course ££££££££ for finishing 8th. How ya doin cash wise down there in sleepy Dorset? Average gates, 7-8k Ooooops bit of a black hole there I reckon. Fingers crossed yor Ruski sugar daddy doesn't get bored. I seem to remember there was another south coast club bankrolled by a Russian, how are they doing these days? BTW don't hold yor breath waiting for Lallana to be sold, he's going nowhere. Mind you, if Man U offer 40 mill for Shaw!!! Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ching[/p][/quote]The only reason Katarina hasn't done a runner yet is because she wants to try and claw back all the £££££££££ millions her family have had to pump in to prop-up your ailing(stagnent) club. Whilst on the subject of finances, how much do you pay in salaries to those over pampered primadonas.??? If your clubs financial acumen is anything like your supporters, you are in deep doo-doo. Fancy paying £750 to fly a plane over fratton park when the going rate is about £300. LET THE FIRESALE BEGIN.!!!! You might be shopping at Harrods at the moment but soon you'll be frequenting POUNDLAND. #BARGAIN BASEMENT.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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6:31am Thu 24 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^
or frequenting the rotting sausage bins at the back of your many Polski shops!!!
^ or frequenting the rotting sausage bins at the back of your many Polski shops!!! TedMacsCherryPants
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7:41am Thu 24 Apr 14

Steveo123 says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
^
or frequenting the rotting sausage bins at the back of your many Polski shops!!!
We loose boys when we start bringing racist rubbish in to the conversation....
Might give this forum a miss.....
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ or frequenting the rotting sausage bins at the back of your many Polski shops!!![/p][/quote]We loose boys when we start bringing racist rubbish in to the conversation.... Might give this forum a miss..... Steveo123
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8:01am Thu 24 Apr 14

abc100 says...

Steveo123 wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote: ^ or frequenting the rotting sausage bins at the back of your many Polski shops!!!
We loose boys when we start bringing racist rubbish in to the conversation.... Might give this forum a miss.....
Yep, let yourself down there TedMac
[quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: ^ or frequenting the rotting sausage bins at the back of your many Polski shops!!![/p][/quote]We loose boys when we start bringing racist rubbish in to the conversation.... Might give this forum a miss.....[/p][/quote]Yep, let yourself down there TedMac abc100
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10:02am Thu 24 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

^^
Wez sie w garsc tylko zarty.
^^ Wez sie w garsc tylko zarty. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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10:14am Thu 24 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^^^ & ^^

Guess I should reply to this.

No racism intended if you read the comment it’s intent is anti-Saints fans not anti-Polish, there ARE many Polish shops there so what’s the issue, it’s a true observation?

Additionally it’s our East European cousins I feel sorry for having set up in that living gas-works in Hants and as I’m sure they must say “nie jesteśmy sc*mmers!”
^^^ & ^^ Guess I should reply to this. No racism intended if you read the comment it’s intent is anti-Saints fans not anti-Polish, there ARE many Polish shops there so what’s the issue, it’s a true observation? Additionally it’s our East European cousins I feel sorry for having set up in that living gas-works in Hants and as I’m sure they must say “nie jesteśmy sc*mmers!” TedMacsCherryPants
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9:31pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Court Side says...

miltonarcher wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Steveo123 wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats!

Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season.

Kind regards.

T
Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.???
LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!!
What 37m black hole......?
10m bill for training ground upgrade and 27m in outstanding transfer instalments all due this summer = 37m black-hole.
Aaaaaah yes finances, just remind me, how much do we get from Sky? Plus of course ££££££££ for finishing 8th. How ya doin cash wise down there in sleepy Dorset? Average gates, 7-8k Ooooops bit of a black hole there I reckon. Fingers crossed yor Ruski sugar daddy doesn't get bored. I seem to remember there was another south coast club bankrolled by a Russian, how are they doing these days? BTW don't hold yor breath waiting for Lallana to be sold, he's going nowhere. Mind you, if Man U offer 40 mill for Shaw!!! Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

ching
That money you get from Sky's already spent! It's common knowledge, YOU OWE £27+ MILLION IN UNPAID TRANSFER FEES! Plus Poxyteamo still won't commit long term to you, ( or even learn the bloody lingo!), and talking of bored owners is anyone interested in yours seeing as Ms Leibherr wants rid? Shaw and Lallana are going,( you need to get over your denial, he is going to go this Summer), fatty Lambert getting past it, it's not looking so rosie in the fairies garden anymore is it.
Think you must be thinking we're still "little old Bournemouth" from League 1, gates are growing and only being held back by our limited capacity which will soon be improved as the club continues to grow. We live with in our means as our manager goes about his buisness finding the players to take us forward, (you remember our manager? Eddie Howe? You must do! You approached him but he turned you down).
So there you are, we'll be seeing you soon, unless ofcourse we pass you on the way up,( you remember the Championship don't you? After all, you were there pretty recently).
Here's to Lallana having a good World Cup, should put a couple of extra noughts on the cheque you hand over.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Phew, guess its a sense of relief for you guys that you will settle into mid table mediocrity in the second tier. Having already conceded 64 goals (will you make the 70 mark?) the step up a level to mix it with us big boys could have been a nightmare. Would there have been space in the goals against columns??? The BBC Sport pages would have to be redesigned to accommodate AFCB’s generous defence stats! Meanwhile the South Coast Giants fly the flag for South Coast Footie. 8th this season, onwards and upwards next season. Kind regards. T[/p][/quote]Well, if it doesn't happen for us this season, we can at least console ourselves with a little financial windfall blowing in from the east. While you girls will be crying over the loss of yet more young talent, we on the other hand will be laughing all the way to the bank at the sale of Lallana, easiest 5m we will ever make. Dont go spending all that money at once, oops, you cant can you, what with that 37m black-hole to be filled. At least Poxyteamo will pledge his unwavering commitment to your relegation battle next season, RIGHT.??? LIKED THE AEROPLANE STUNT OVER FRATTON PARK THOUGH.!!![/p][/quote]What 37m black hole......?[/p][/quote]10m bill for training ground upgrade and 27m in outstanding transfer instalments all due this summer = 37m black-hole.[/p][/quote]Aaaaaah yes finances, just remind me, how much do we get from Sky? Plus of course ££££££££ for finishing 8th. How ya doin cash wise down there in sleepy Dorset? Average gates, 7-8k Ooooops bit of a black hole there I reckon. Fingers crossed yor Ruski sugar daddy doesn't get bored. I seem to remember there was another south coast club bankrolled by a Russian, how are they doing these days? BTW don't hold yor breath waiting for Lallana to be sold, he's going nowhere. Mind you, if Man U offer 40 mill for Shaw!!! Kerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ching[/p][/quote]That money you get from Sky's already spent! It's common knowledge, YOU OWE £27+ MILLION IN UNPAID TRANSFER FEES! Plus Poxyteamo still won't commit long term to you, ( or even learn the bloody lingo!), and talking of bored owners is anyone interested in yours seeing as Ms Leibherr wants rid? Shaw and Lallana are going,( you need to get over your denial, he is going to go this Summer), fatty Lambert getting past it, it's not looking so rosie in the fairies garden anymore is it. Think you must be thinking we're still "little old Bournemouth" from League 1, gates are growing and only being held back by our limited capacity which will soon be improved as the club continues to grow. We live with in our means as our manager goes about his buisness finding the players to take us forward, (you remember our manager? Eddie Howe? You must do! You approached him but he turned you down). So there you are, we'll be seeing you soon, unless ofcourse we pass you on the way up,( you remember the Championship don't you? After all, you were there pretty recently). Here's to Lallana having a good World Cup, should put a couple of extra noughts on the cheque you hand over. Court Side
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