AFC Bournemouth: Simon Francis wins Daily Echo's Micky Cave Trophy

FANS' CHOICE: AFC Bournemouth defender Simon Francis with the coveted Micky Cave Trophy

FANS' CHOICE: AFC Bournemouth defender Simon Francis with the coveted Micky Cave Trophy

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SIMON Francis revealed the sweet opening-day success over former club Charlton Athletic had set the tone for Cherries’ remarkable season after winning the Daily Echo/Micky Cave Trophy.

The reliable right-back, who remains on course to play every minute of every first-team match for Cherries this season, received 37 per cent of the vote ahead of 20-goal top scorer Lewis Grabban and star centre-half Steve Cook.

Francis has started and finished Cherries’ past 80 competitive matches and completed no fewer than 127 of the club’s fixtures since joining – initially on loan – from the Addicks in November 2011.

On top of his dependable defensive performances, Francis has also weighed in with eight assists in the Championship so far, more than any other Cherries player, as the club target their highest finish in the second tier.

Reflecting on where it all went right, Francis told the Daily Echo: “I had a good pre-season and the first match probably couldn’t have been much bigger for me, being captain against my former team Charlton.

“We were excellent and it was a really good starting block for both me and the team. It gave us the confidence to push on.

“As soon as the fixtures came out it there was no hiding place, it was meant to be for me. Tommy (Elphick, captain) was unfortunate to miss out that day but I was absolutely delighted to wear the armband against a club that had said I wasn’t good enough.

“I was more than pleased to prove them wrong if you like, it was nice to get the result and as a group we never looked back.

"It was great to finish higher than them in the league and both individually and collectively, we have had a great season no matter what happens now.

“Playing a full season has done me the world of good, physically and mentally. I have had a couple of good seasons in the Championship in the past but another couple that didn’t go to plan but that happens to players.

“I have had plenty of ups and downs but certainly the past two years have been the highlight of my career and I feel like I have been performing at my best.”

On scooping the gong, last season’s players’ player of the season added: “It is a lovely accolade to have from the supporters and it lets you know you’re doing something right.

“It’s a pleasure for me to be involved and to be recognised by the people who pay money to watch week-in week-out makes it extra special.

“But this wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for the lads. Any one of four or five could have won the award as there have been some really outstanding performances throughout the team.”

MICKY CAVE TROPHY FINAL RESULT

Simon Francis 37%

Lewis Grabban 27%

Steve Cook 11%

Lee Camp 8%

Tommy Elphick 4%

Eunan O’Kane 4%

Others 9%

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7:18pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Court Side says...

Congratulations Franny/Franno, well deserved.
Congratulations Franny/Franno, well deserved. Court Side
  • Score: 5

7:21pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

Well deserved , it's a pity there isn't an award for the whole team . And the management , to me I think there is no one winner . That's why I didn't vote on any poll ...
Well deserved , it's a pity there isn't an award for the whole team . And the management , to me I think there is no one winner . That's why I didn't vote on any poll ... Nat1234
  • Score: 2

7:22pm Fri 25 Apr 14

matt68 says...

he has got better with every game this season well deserved
he has got better with every game this season well deserved matt68
  • Score: 8

7:41pm Fri 25 Apr 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Well deserved award thank you for all hard graft you put in week in and week out
Well deserved award thank you for all hard graft you put in week in and week out nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 3

7:51pm Fri 25 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Well done Franno, especially for spearheading the destruction of dirty L**ds, inspirational and glad I was there to see it!

Also well done all of the team and management for a season to be proud of....UTC!
Well done Franno, especially for spearheading the destruction of dirty L**ds, inspirational and glad I was there to see it! Also well done all of the team and management for a season to be proud of....UTC! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 5

9:46pm Fri 25 Apr 14

lymicherry says...

Absolutely the right choice - can't recall him having a bad game. And that storming run to lay on a truly brilliant second goal against Leeds will live long in the memory...
Absolutely the right choice - can't recall him having a bad game. And that storming run to lay on a truly brilliant second goal against Leeds will live long in the memory... lymicherry
  • Score: 4

9:47pm Fri 25 Apr 14

coops1965cherry says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Well done Franno, especially for spearheading the destruction of dirty L**ds, inspirational and glad I was there to see it!

Also well done all of the team and management for a season to be proud of....UTC!
Could not agree more Ted, totally deserved Franny consistantly performed every single week.

Well done mate.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Well done Franno, especially for spearheading the destruction of dirty L**ds, inspirational and glad I was there to see it! Also well done all of the team and management for a season to be proud of....UTC![/p][/quote]Could not agree more Ted, totally deserved Franny consistantly performed every single week. Well done mate. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 3

9:50pm Fri 25 Apr 14

coops1965cherry says...

On another note it looks like a mute game for us tomorrow as the yettys lost at Brighton, never mind there is always next year, fantastic season and am looking forward to next season already.
U T C I A D
On another note it looks like a mute game for us tomorrow as the yettys lost at Brighton, never mind there is always next year, fantastic season and am looking forward to next season already. U T C I A D coops1965cherry
  • Score: 3

10:22pm Fri 25 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
On another note it looks like a mute game for us tomorrow as the yettys lost at Brighton, never mind there is always next year, fantastic season and am looking forward to next season already.
U T C I A D
Agree Coopster, next season should be great, it's a same everyone has worked out we're a decent team by now. Until then let's go for 6 more points and get as high up this league as we can! Are you going to Millwall?
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: On another note it looks like a mute game for us tomorrow as the yettys lost at Brighton, never mind there is always next year, fantastic season and am looking forward to next season already. U T C I A D[/p][/quote]Agree Coopster, next season should be great, it's a same everyone has worked out we're a decent team by now. Until then let's go for 6 more points and get as high up this league as we can! Are you going to Millwall? TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 2

10:28pm Fri 25 Apr 14

charlie2004 says...

Well deserved Francis. We need to win 5 or 6-0 tomorrow and the same again next week and Brighton need to lose 5-0 in their last game. As for the rest of the pack...Oh forget it, lets just try again next season.
Well deserved Francis. We need to win 5 or 6-0 tomorrow and the same again next week and Brighton need to lose 5-0 in their last game. As for the rest of the pack...Oh forget it, lets just try again next season. charlie2004
  • Score: 4

10:38pm Fri 25 Apr 14

solihull cherry says...

Shame about the Yeovil result, but none of us dreamed at the beginning of the season, let alone at Christmas, that the end of season concerns would be about whether we could sneak into the play-offs for another promotion or have a good chance of finishing ahead of bigger clubs with Premier League pasts. Nor that Sam Vokes and Danny Ings would have had such a large part in Burnley going up. So a strong finish should help to ensure that next season starts really strongly and set us up for another exciting season.
UTCIAD
Shame about the Yeovil result, but none of us dreamed at the beginning of the season, let alone at Christmas, that the end of season concerns would be about whether we could sneak into the play-offs for another promotion or have a good chance of finishing ahead of bigger clubs with Premier League pasts. Nor that Sam Vokes and Danny Ings would have had such a large part in Burnley going up. So a strong finish should help to ensure that next season starts really strongly and set us up for another exciting season. UTCIAD solihull cherry
  • Score: 1

11:52pm Fri 25 Apr 14

c0ckbeard says...

Was so difficult to choose, we've had stars all over the park including the technical area, but Francis got my vote, the crossing quality, the consistency, tough call with the season we've had, could've gone to almost anyone. Congrats Simon, raising a glad to next season, onwards and upwards, utciad
Was so difficult to choose, we've had stars all over the park including the technical area, but Francis got my vote, the crossing quality, the consistency, tough call with the season we've had, could've gone to almost anyone. Congrats Simon, raising a glad to next season, onwards and upwards, utciad c0ckbeard
  • Score: 2

12:07am Sat 26 Apr 14

AFCBade says...

I voted for grabbs but wouldn't have minded cook or Francis getting it. If Simon manages to play every minute of every game that would be some achievement. His form has peaked with signing of Adam smith.
I voted for grabbs but wouldn't have minded cook or Francis getting it. If Simon manages to play every minute of every game that would be some achievement. His form has peaked with signing of Adam smith. AFCBade
  • Score: 2

1:27am Sat 26 Apr 14

golfer33 says...

Quote,, On top of his dependable defensive performances,
I dont rate him as a defender, too many goals come from his side. he needs to be more aware around him, he gives forwards too much room, but I cant fault his overlapping runs.
Grabban should of won the award easy. apart from his last two games he has been outstanding all year. ask Shminto.!!
Quote,, On top of his dependable defensive performances, I dont rate him as a defender, too many goals come from his side. he needs to be more aware around him, he gives forwards too much room, but I cant fault his overlapping runs. Grabban should of won the award easy. apart from his last two games he has been outstanding all year. ask Shminto.!! golfer33
  • Score: -11

2:10am Sat 26 Apr 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Well done franno! An ever present in the championship is an achievement in itself! I think this is the time for the whole town to show our gratitude to our football team! By not only packing out the ground today but by wearing our shhirts where ever we are weather attending the match or not! As a visible show of appreciation! People of Bournemouth I plead with you to do this!
Well done franno! An ever present in the championship is an achievement in itself! I think this is the time for the whole town to show our gratitude to our football team! By not only packing out the ground today but by wearing our shhirts where ever we are weather attending the match or not! As a visible show of appreciation! People of Bournemouth I plead with you to do this! easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 1

2:44am Sat 26 Apr 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Congrats to franno as stated before! I was just wondering if anyone else has ever thought that we could actually have a fantastic stadium double the size and used all year round! Just by combining the athletic stadium with the football stadium! Imagine that! The cherries playing in front of 20,000 fans at HOME! thus bringing people to the town all year round bringing in extra revenue to the town all year round swelling the coffers of the club and bournemouth council too! The council could actually assist with the finance too! They need to redeem themselves for the imax and the surf reef and what better way to do this?
Congrats to franno as stated before! I was just wondering if anyone else has ever thought that we could actually have a fantastic stadium double the size and used all year round! Just by combining the athletic stadium with the football stadium! Imagine that! The cherries playing in front of 20,000 fans at HOME! thus bringing people to the town all year round bringing in extra revenue to the town all year round swelling the coffers of the club and bournemouth council too! The council could actually assist with the finance too! They need to redeem themselves for the imax and the surf reef and what better way to do this? easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 3

5:42am Sat 26 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

Well. That's it we can't make the playoffs , but it's been a fantastic season , let's give the boys a great reception today , for the last home match ... And next season hopefully we won't be challenging for the playoffs . We will finish in the top 2 ..
Well. That's it we can't make the playoffs , but it's been a fantastic season , let's give the boys a great reception today , for the last home match ... And next season hopefully we won't be challenging for the playoffs . We will finish in the top 2 .. Nat1234
  • Score: 1

6:25am Sat 26 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

golfer33 wrote:
Quote,, On top of his dependable defensive performances,
I dont rate him as a defender, too many goals come from his side. he needs to be more aware around him, he gives forwards too much room, but I cant fault his overlapping runs.
Grabban should of won the award easy. apart from his last two games he has been outstanding all year. ask Shminto.!!
That's coming from someone who rates , you know who . I. Can't see how you can criticise Francis , and beef up rantie , you have got to learn a lot about football . But then I suppose you've only been watching us in the last 3 seasons ..
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Quote,, On top of his dependable defensive performances, I dont rate him as a defender, too many goals come from his side. he needs to be more aware around him, he gives forwards too much room, but I cant fault his overlapping runs. Grabban should of won the award easy. apart from his last two games he has been outstanding all year. ask Shminto.!![/p][/quote]That's coming from someone who rates , you know who . I. Can't see how you can criticise Francis , and beef up rantie , you have got to learn a lot about football . But then I suppose you've only been watching us in the last 3 seasons .. Nat1234
  • Score: 2

8:23am Sat 26 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

easthoweafcb. wrote:
Congrats to franno as stated before! I was just wondering if anyone else has ever thought that we could actually have a fantastic stadium double the size and used all year round! Just by combining the athletic stadium with the football stadium! Imagine that! The cherries playing in front of 20,000 fans at HOME! thus bringing people to the town all year round bringing in extra revenue to the town all year round swelling the coffers of the club and bournemouth council too! The council could actually assist with the finance too! They need to redeem themselves for the imax and the surf reef and what better way to do this?
Hate to be objective but the problem with such a project is that to accomadate an athletics track the stands would be a long way from the pitch, so you lose the atmosphere. At Dean court the stands have always been right on top of the pitch, so great from a spectators view. Another problem would be who finances the project, cant really see Bournemouth council coughing up when they have a perfectly reasonable facility already.Do you remember Brighton's Withdean stadium, really awful viewing. I agree we will need a bigger ground if we are to grow our fanbase but this is a non starter for me.
[quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Congrats to franno as stated before! I was just wondering if anyone else has ever thought that we could actually have a fantastic stadium double the size and used all year round! Just by combining the athletic stadium with the football stadium! Imagine that! The cherries playing in front of 20,000 fans at HOME! thus bringing people to the town all year round bringing in extra revenue to the town all year round swelling the coffers of the club and bournemouth council too! The council could actually assist with the finance too! They need to redeem themselves for the imax and the surf reef and what better way to do this?[/p][/quote]Hate to be objective but the problem with such a project is that to accomadate an athletics track the stands would be a long way from the pitch, so you lose the atmosphere. At Dean court the stands have always been right on top of the pitch, so great from a spectators view. Another problem would be who finances the project, cant really see Bournemouth council coughing up when they have a perfectly reasonable facility already.Do you remember Brighton's Withdean stadium, really awful viewing. I agree we will need a bigger ground if we are to grow our fanbase but this is a non starter for me. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 2

8:32am Sat 26 Apr 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
easthoweafcb. wrote:
Congrats to franno as stated before! I was just wondering if anyone else has ever thought that we could actually have a fantastic stadium double the size and used all year round! Just by combining the athletic stadium with the football stadium! Imagine that! The cherries playing in front of 20,000 fans at HOME! thus bringing people to the town all year round bringing in extra revenue to the town all year round swelling the coffers of the club and bournemouth council too! The council could actually assist with the finance too! They need to redeem themselves for the imax and the surf reef and what better way to do this?
Hate to be objective but the problem with such a project is that to accomadate an athletics track the stands would be a long way from the pitch, so you lose the atmosphere. At Dean court the stands have always been right on top of the pitch, so great from a spectators view. Another problem would be who finances the project, cant really see Bournemouth council coughing up when they have a perfectly reasonable facility already.Do you remember Brighton's Withdean stadium, really awful viewing. I agree we will need a bigger ground if we are to grow our fanbase but this is a non starter for me.
Top man Franno, you had my vote last year as well. After a somewhat slow start to your afcb career, you have grown & grown. So what if you make the odd error, all players do that, but you have more than made up for it with your lung-busting runs and crossing ability.
THOROUGHLY DESERVED.!!!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Congrats to franno as stated before! I was just wondering if anyone else has ever thought that we could actually have a fantastic stadium double the size and used all year round! Just by combining the athletic stadium with the football stadium! Imagine that! The cherries playing in front of 20,000 fans at HOME! thus bringing people to the town all year round bringing in extra revenue to the town all year round swelling the coffers of the club and bournemouth council too! The council could actually assist with the finance too! They need to redeem themselves for the imax and the surf reef and what better way to do this?[/p][/quote]Hate to be objective but the problem with such a project is that to accomadate an athletics track the stands would be a long way from the pitch, so you lose the atmosphere. At Dean court the stands have always been right on top of the pitch, so great from a spectators view. Another problem would be who finances the project, cant really see Bournemouth council coughing up when they have a perfectly reasonable facility already.Do you remember Brighton's Withdean stadium, really awful viewing. I agree we will need a bigger ground if we are to grow our fanbase but this is a non starter for me.[/p][/quote]Top man Franno, you had my vote last year as well. After a somewhat slow start to your afcb career, you have grown & grown. So what if you make the odd error, all players do that, but you have more than made up for it with your lung-busting runs and crossing ability. THOROUGHLY DESERVED.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 1

9:35am Sat 26 Apr 14

swanagecherrie says...

Yes Simon had my vote the odd mistake yes but on the whole a constant threat I hope he makes the last two games to play every minute this year. I hope they do something to increase the capacity of the stadium this closed season so the following can continue to grow filling up most games now so more sets a must I would think, anyone heard any rumors about this ?
Yes Simon had my vote the odd mistake yes but on the whole a constant threat I hope he makes the last two games to play every minute this year. I hope they do something to increase the capacity of the stadium this closed season so the following can continue to grow filling up most games now so more sets a must I would think, anyone heard any rumors about this ? swanagecherrie
  • Score: 1

9:51am Sat 26 Apr 14

Richard 1976 says...

Congratulations to all the team that have made it such an exciting season and one that has proved a lot of doubters wrong..looking forward to the summer now and a break from it, World Cup generally proves to be a disappointment! Anyone know if we are having new kits next season, the fila deal was 3 years wasn't it? I hope not as current kits are great. Up the cherries, good luck this afternoon!
Congratulations to all the team that have made it such an exciting season and one that has proved a lot of doubters wrong..looking forward to the summer now and a break from it, World Cup generally proves to be a disappointment! Anyone know if we are having new kits next season, the fila deal was 3 years wasn't it? I hope not as current kits are great. Up the cherries, good luck this afternoon! Richard 1976
  • Score: 0

10:05am Sat 26 Apr 14

cherries13 says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
easthoweafcb. wrote:
Congrats to franno as stated before! I was just wondering if anyone else has ever thought that we could actually have a fantastic stadium double the size and used all year round! Just by combining the athletic stadium with the football stadium! Imagine that! The cherries playing in front of 20,000 fans at HOME! thus bringing people to the town all year round bringing in extra revenue to the town all year round swelling the coffers of the club and bournemouth council too! The council could actually assist with the finance too! They need to redeem themselves for the imax and the surf reef and what better way to do this?
Hate to be objective but the problem with such a project is that to accomadate an athletics track the stands would be a long way from the pitch, so you lose the atmosphere. At Dean court the stands have always been right on top of the pitch, so great from a spectators view. Another problem would be who finances the project, cant really see Bournemouth council coughing up when they have a perfectly reasonable facility already.Do you remember Brighton's Withdean stadium, really awful viewing. I agree we will need a bigger ground if we are to grow our fanbase but this is a non starter for me.
I think we should just build a new ground where the run down little used athletics stadium is. We can accommodate the athletics stadium elsewhere. I haven't heard anything about stadium development for a while, there must be talks happening in the background.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Congrats to franno as stated before! I was just wondering if anyone else has ever thought that we could actually have a fantastic stadium double the size and used all year round! Just by combining the athletic stadium with the football stadium! Imagine that! The cherries playing in front of 20,000 fans at HOME! thus bringing people to the town all year round bringing in extra revenue to the town all year round swelling the coffers of the club and bournemouth council too! The council could actually assist with the finance too! They need to redeem themselves for the imax and the surf reef and what better way to do this?[/p][/quote]Hate to be objective but the problem with such a project is that to accomadate an athletics track the stands would be a long way from the pitch, so you lose the atmosphere. At Dean court the stands have always been right on top of the pitch, so great from a spectators view. Another problem would be who finances the project, cant really see Bournemouth council coughing up when they have a perfectly reasonable facility already.Do you remember Brighton's Withdean stadium, really awful viewing. I agree we will need a bigger ground if we are to grow our fanbase but this is a non starter for me.[/p][/quote]I think we should just build a new ground where the run down little used athletics stadium is. We can accommodate the athletics stadium elsewhere. I haven't heard anything about stadium development for a while, there must be talks happening in the background. cherries13
  • Score: 0

10:19am Sat 26 Apr 14

Afcbpete says...

Congratulations Simon!!! I must admit to not voting, I simply couldn't single out one player. But Simon has certainly been outstanding. UTCIAD
Congratulations Simon!!! I must admit to not voting, I simply couldn't single out one player. But Simon has certainly been outstanding. UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 0

11:53am Sat 26 Apr 14

AFCPaul says...

Throughly deserved, always does his job and was brilliant on the wing setting up goals and defending superbly. Well done!
Throughly deserved, always does his job and was brilliant on the wing setting up goals and defending superbly. Well done! AFCPaul
  • Score: 1

12:17pm Sat 26 Apr 14

rednblack37 says...

AFCPaul wrote:
Throughly deserved, always does his job and was brilliant on the wing setting up goals and defending superbly. Well done!
Well said, congrats to Franno, especially after Lee Bradbury got absolutely caned on here for signing one his 'mates from Southend'. Come on biys today, we can't make play-offs now but we can aim for as high as possible and also stop a club making the play-offs who have sacked 2 of our old players in the last couple of years!!
[quote][p][bold]AFCPaul[/bold] wrote: Throughly deserved, always does his job and was brilliant on the wing setting up goals and defending superbly. Well done![/p][/quote]Well said, congrats to Franno, especially after Lee Bradbury got absolutely caned on here for signing one his 'mates from Southend'. Come on biys today, we can't make play-offs now but we can aim for as high as possible and also stop a club making the play-offs who have sacked 2 of our old players in the last couple of years!! rednblack37
  • Score: 0

1:10pm Sat 26 Apr 14

c0ckbeard says...

Richard 1976 wrote:
Congratulations to all the team that have made it such an exciting season and one that has proved a lot of doubters wrong..looking forward to the summer now and a break from it, World Cup generally proves to be a disappointment! Anyone know if we are having new kits next season, the fila deal was 3 years wasn't it? I hope not as current kits are great. Up the cherries, good luck this afternoon!
Current kits are cracking, best dressed team in league I reckon. But I would imagine new shirts next year, even if only to accommodate the new badge
[quote][p][bold]Richard 1976[/bold] wrote: Congratulations to all the team that have made it such an exciting season and one that has proved a lot of doubters wrong..looking forward to the summer now and a break from it, World Cup generally proves to be a disappointment! Anyone know if we are having new kits next season, the fila deal was 3 years wasn't it? I hope not as current kits are great. Up the cherries, good luck this afternoon![/p][/quote]Current kits are cracking, best dressed team in league I reckon. But I would imagine new shirts next year, even if only to accommodate the new badge c0ckbeard
  • Score: 0

5:55pm Sat 26 Apr 14

golfer33 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
Quote,, On top of his dependable defensive performances,
I dont rate him as a defender, too many goals come from his side. he needs to be more aware around him, he gives forwards too much room, but I cant fault his overlapping runs.
Grabban should of won the award easy. apart from his last two games he has been outstanding all year. ask Shminto.!!
That's coming from someone who rates , you know who . I. Can't see how you can criticise Francis , and beef up rantie , you have got to learn a lot about football . But then I suppose you've only been watching us in the last 3 seasons ..
CRAP, BEEN WATCHING CHERRIES SINCE 1957, BEEN TO MORE AWAY MATCHES THAN YOU HAVE SEEN HOME MATCHES, TK IS GOOD FOR THE CLUB. ASK E HOWE.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Quote,, On top of his dependable defensive performances, I dont rate him as a defender, too many goals come from his side. he needs to be more aware around him, he gives forwards too much room, but I cant fault his overlapping runs. Grabban should of won the award easy. apart from his last two games he has been outstanding all year. ask Shminto.!![/p][/quote]That's coming from someone who rates , you know who . I. Can't see how you can criticise Francis , and beef up rantie , you have got to learn a lot about football . But then I suppose you've only been watching us in the last 3 seasons ..[/p][/quote]CRAP, BEEN WATCHING CHERRIES SINCE 1957, BEEN TO MORE AWAY MATCHES THAN YOU HAVE SEEN HOME MATCHES, TK IS GOOD FOR THE CLUB. ASK E HOWE. golfer33
  • Score: 0

8:52pm Sat 26 Apr 14

easthoweafcb. says...

I bet if there was the prospect of premiership football in bournemouth becoming reality then the council would be interested in developing a facility to accomodate and represent the town! Then of course there is our owner mr maxim I bet he woud just have a couple of quid to invest in the venture too! Not to mention local businesses eager to advertise! Remember premiership football is massive business it provides millions!
I bet if there was the prospect of premiership football in bournemouth becoming reality then the council would be interested in developing a facility to accomodate and represent the town! Then of course there is our owner mr maxim I bet he woud just have a couple of quid to invest in the venture too! Not to mention local businesses eager to advertise! Remember premiership football is massive business it provides millions! easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 0

9:51pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Court Side says...

golfer33 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
Quote,, On top of his dependable defensive performances,
I dont rate him as a defender, too many goals come from his side. he needs to be more aware around him, he gives forwards too much room, but I cant fault his overlapping runs.
Grabban should of won the award easy. apart from his last two games he has been outstanding all year. ask Shminto.!!
That's coming from someone who rates , you know who . I. Can't see how you can criticise Francis , and beef up rantie , you have got to learn a lot about football . But then I suppose you've only been watching us in the last 3 seasons ..
CRAP, BEEN WATCHING CHERRIES SINCE 1957, BEEN TO MORE AWAY MATCHES THAN YOU HAVE SEEN HOME MATCHES, TK IS GOOD FOR THE CLUB. ASK E HOWE.
How do you know if you've been to more away matches then Nat's been to home matches? Has he told you his attendance record? Oh, by the way, in response to a comment you made to me on another thread, your right, i didn't go to the Ipswich match,( sorry, i hope that's ok with you), but i did listen on the radio and it sounded very much to me that we were the better team cos of the quality of football we were producing, nothing to do with Ipswich being terrible.
And also MARC PUGH IS GOOD FOR THE CLUB. ASK E HOWE.
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: Quote,, On top of his dependable defensive performances, I dont rate him as a defender, too many goals come from his side. he needs to be more aware around him, he gives forwards too much room, but I cant fault his overlapping runs. Grabban should of won the award easy. apart from his last two games he has been outstanding all year. ask Shminto.!![/p][/quote]That's coming from someone who rates , you know who . I. Can't see how you can criticise Francis , and beef up rantie , you have got to learn a lot about football . But then I suppose you've only been watching us in the last 3 seasons ..[/p][/quote]CRAP, BEEN WATCHING CHERRIES SINCE 1957, BEEN TO MORE AWAY MATCHES THAN YOU HAVE SEEN HOME MATCHES, TK IS GOOD FOR THE CLUB. ASK E HOWE.[/p][/quote]How do you know if you've been to more away matches then Nat's been to home matches? Has he told you his attendance record? Oh, by the way, in response to a comment you made to me on another thread, your right, i didn't go to the Ipswich match,( sorry, i hope that's ok with you), but i did listen on the radio and it sounded very much to me that we were the better team cos of the quality of football we were producing, nothing to do with Ipswich being terrible. And also MARC PUGH IS GOOD FOR THE CLUB. ASK E HOWE. Court Side
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