AFC Bournemouth: Boss Eddie Howe hails prolific strike pair Lewis Grabban and Yann Kermorgant

Bournemouth Echo: CHERRIES STRIKER: Lewis Grabban CHERRIES STRIKER: Lewis Grabban

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe watched Lewis Grabban and Yann Kermorgant again come up trumps and then heaped praise on his prolific strike pair.

Grabban and Kermorgant both netted twice as Cherries rounded off their home campaign with a resounding 4-1 win over Championship rivals Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Since starting together for the first time against Doncaster in March, the duo have plundered 18 goals between them – nine each – in just 14 games.

Grabban’s double against Forest took his personal haul for the season to 22, while Kermorgant has hit 17, nine for Cherries and eight for former club Charlton.

Howe said: “It is a really good return from both of them. I have said before that I think Yann has added a different dimension and he is so technically gifted.

“His second goal against Forest, you don’t really see from a 6ft 2in striker who is very good with his head. It was a fantastic finish.

“His overall play and the way he links play and the way he has developed a partnership with Lewis has been really good to see.

“Lewis took his first goal very well and his second was a penalty. His tireless work and attitude off the ball have been real highlights for me this season.

“He will be really pleased with 22 goals so far, especially when you consider he has got more in the Championship than he did in League One. It is a terrific achievement considering some of the players he has been up against.”

Discussing the performance, Howe added: “I thought we were excellent for the first 15 to 20 minutes. It was high tempo and quick passing and the only thing missing at that point was a goal.

“I felt we then became a little desperate to score but, once we got the first goal, we didn’t look back and I thought it was another really good home performance against a very good side.”

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6:53am Mon 28 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

If we can finally get TK on target for next season, he would add yet another dimension up front and we will be unstoppable.
If we can finally get TK on target for next season, he would add yet another dimension up front and we will be unstoppable. TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 10

10:07am Mon 28 Apr 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

YEP . . . . YAN & Grabbs are AFCs answer to the Ings & Volkes partnership. . . . . . . . . . .Who knows they may even turn out to be more prolific than those two next season.
YEP . . . . YAN & Grabbs are AFCs answer to the Ings & Volkes partnership. . . . . . . . . . .Who knows they may even turn out to be more prolific than those two next season. RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 6

10:53am Mon 28 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
YEP . . . . YAN & Grabbs are AFCs answer to the Ings & Volkes partnership. . . . . . . . . . .Who knows they may even turn out to be more prolific than those two next season.
I like that analogy RLD and am confident that is not too wide of the mark.

As said above if only we can get a pair of laser-sighted shooting-boots for TK during pre-season, that will be a massive bonus on top of Y&G's goals, we will be feared throughout the Championship! Have a bit of AFCB in the back of your net!
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: YEP . . . . YAN & Grabbs are AFCs answer to the Ings & Volkes partnership. . . . . . . . . . .Who knows they may even turn out to be more prolific than those two next season.[/p][/quote]I like that analogy RLD and am confident that is not too wide of the mark. As said above if only we can get a pair of laser-sighted shooting-boots for TK during pre-season, that will be a massive bonus on top of Y&G's goals, we will be feared throughout the Championship! Have a bit of AFCB in the back of your net! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 4

5:45pm Mon 28 Apr 14

dustbindanny says...

I read in the Sun this morning that Chrystal Palace are going too make a Summer Bid for Lewis Grabban, in the region of 3million pounds? my argument is , if Tom Ince is worth 8 million, Lewis must be worth more than him? Would Cherries sell Lewis for that money?
I read in the Sun this morning that Chrystal Palace are going too make a Summer Bid for Lewis Grabban, in the region of 3million pounds? my argument is , if Tom Ince is worth 8 million, Lewis must be worth more than him? Would Cherries sell Lewis for that money? dustbindanny
  • Score: 0

7:07pm Mon 28 Apr 14

audicherry says...

Great season from the Cherries congratulations to everybody involved with the Club Regarding Rantie and some of the youngsters who are learning why not get Matt Le Tissier down for a few days his advice could be priceless.Good Luck on Saturday and thanks again for a GREAT SEASON.
Great season from the Cherries congratulations to everybody involved with the Club Regarding Rantie and some of the youngsters who are learning why not get Matt Le Tissier down for a few days his advice could be priceless.Good Luck on Saturday and thanks again for a GREAT SEASON. audicherry
  • Score: 3

8:14pm Mon 28 Apr 14

redster says...

dustbindanny wrote:
I read in the Sun this morning that Chrystal Palace are going too make a Summer Bid for Lewis Grabban, in the region of 3million pounds? my argument is , if Tom Ince is worth 8 million, Lewis must be worth more than him? Would Cherries sell Lewis for that money?
Bit worried if that sun story has any truth in it' but similar rumours are likley to surface with the recent brilliant style of play the boys have treated us to.Some of our players must have popped up on other managers radar Pulis being one.Hoping we are not going to become victims of our own succes. However the whole feeling of success and potential being built by Eddie Jason and Max must be a real insentive to stay with us.And3million is that a realistic sum utc's
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: I read in the Sun this morning that Chrystal Palace are going too make a Summer Bid for Lewis Grabban, in the region of 3million pounds? my argument is , if Tom Ince is worth 8 million, Lewis must be worth more than him? Would Cherries sell Lewis for that money?[/p][/quote]Bit worried if that sun story has any truth in it' but similar rumours are likley to surface with the recent brilliant style of play the boys have treated us to.Some of our players must have popped up on other managers radar Pulis being one.Hoping we are not going to become victims of our own succes. However the whole feeling of success and potential being built by Eddie Jason and Max must be a real insentive to stay with us.And3million is that a realistic sum utc's redster
  • Score: 1

7:28am Tue 29 Apr 14

kangman2012 says...

dustbindanny wrote:
I read in the Sun this morning that Chrystal Palace are going too make a Summer Bid for Lewis Grabban, in the region of 3million pounds? my argument is , if Tom Ince is worth 8 million, Lewis must be worth more than him? Would Cherries sell Lewis for that money?
God almighty - if it's in The Sun it must be true. In all seriousness though, it's not long now till the rumour mill starts and the silly season begins. Let's hope we are still a "non-selling" club and EH can actually add a couple of "quality" signings instead of selling our best players - UTC!
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: I read in the Sun this morning that Chrystal Palace are going too make a Summer Bid for Lewis Grabban, in the region of 3million pounds? my argument is , if Tom Ince is worth 8 million, Lewis must be worth more than him? Would Cherries sell Lewis for that money?[/p][/quote]God almighty - if it's in The Sun it must be true. In all seriousness though, it's not long now till the rumour mill starts and the silly season begins. Let's hope we are still a "non-selling" club and EH can actually add a couple of "quality" signings instead of selling our best players - UTC! kangman2012
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