AFC Bournemouth: Last-day defeat for Cherries at Millwall

CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe

CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe

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MARTYN Woolford’s first-half header condemned Cherries to a last-day defeat at Millwall as victory helped preserve the Lions’ Championship status.

Woolford netted the only goal after 29 minutes, with Doncaster, who pipped Cherries to the title 12 months ago, returning to League One following one season in the second flight.

Lee Camp was forced to make a smart save after Millwall had created the first chance in the sixth minute, the Cherries goalkeeper diving to his left to keep out Martyn Woolford’s effort.

Referee Michael Naylor opted to show Lions defender Mark Beevers a yellow card after he had felled Ryan Fraser as the Scotsman went through on goal after 11 minutes.

And from the resultant free kick, Yann Kermorgant’s low strike from 20 yards was pushed around the post by Millwall goalkeeper David Forde.

Cherries had an escape midway through the first half when Steve Morison’s hooked effort from close range came back off the crossbar with Camp beaten.

Stefan Maierhofer was spared by a linesman’s flag, the Austrian striker missing an open goal, only to have been deemed to have been in an offside position after Camp had fumbled Woolford’s shot.

Forde then unconvincingly saved from Rantie after the striker had let fly from just inside the 18-yard box before Smith’s left-foot drive flashed past the post.

Millwall opened the scoring after 29 minutes when Woolford glanced a header past Camp after being picked out by Owen Garvan’s teasing centre.

Smith’s challenge on Morison towards the end of the first half angered Lions boss Ian Holloway who exchanged words with Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall on the sidelines.

A heated conclusion to the first period saw Nicky Bailey booked for a foul on Smith before the Cherries man was also cautioned for charging into Alan Dunne.

Smith and Eunan O’Kane both made way at the interval with Simon Francis and Shaun MacDonald coming off the bench.

Andrew Surman’s angled shot was deflected for a corner at the start of the second half before Forde saved one handed after MacDonald had met Steve Cook’s cross with a firm header.

Lions substitute Simeon Jackson, once a transfer target for Cherries, seized on a slip by Tommy Elphick, only to drag his shot wide with just Camp to beat.

Scott Malone saw his 20-yarder tipped over the crossbar by Camp before Jackson again failed to hit the target, clipping his shot past the post with only Camp between him and goal.

Surman was denied by Forde after Brett Pitman had put him in, the midfielder seeing his low shot saved by the goalkeeper’s outstretched right leg.

Garvan’s free kick nine minutes from time eluded everyone in the penalty area and struck the outside of the post before Forde saved from Rantie after he had taken aim from six yards. In the dying seconds, Pitman screwed his shot wide from near the touchline.

Cherries: Camp, Smith (Francis, h-t), Cook, Elphick, Daniels, Ritchie, Surman, O’Kane (MacDonald, h-t), Fraser (Pitman, 72), Rantie, Kermorgant.

Unused subs: Pugh, Harte, Coulibaly, Allsop (g/k).

Booked: Smith, Ritchie.

Lions: Forde, Edwards, Dunne, Beevers (Robinson, 34), Malone (Fredericks, 86), Morison, Williams, Bailey, Garvan, Woolford, Maierhofer (Jackson, 64).

Unused subs: Easter, Abdou, McDonald, Bywater (g/k).

Booked: Beevers, Bailey, Woolford.

Referee: Michael Naylor.

Attendance: 15,779 (inc 1,351 away supporters).

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3:42pm Sat 3 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Oh what a season we have had ,congratulations to one and all at our club highest ever league finish ever in the history of our club Eddie Howe hold your head up high ,sad to see the two sides promoted with us drop straight back down pleased we will be going to Blackpool again next season ,
Oh what a season we have had ,congratulations to one and all at our club highest ever league finish ever in the history of our club Eddie Howe hold your head up high ,sad to see the two sides promoted with us drop straight back down pleased we will be going to Blackpool again next season , alasdair1967
  • Score: 18

3:43pm Sat 3 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

OXBIG
YOU OWE A MAN A SEASON TICKET ,

HOPE YOU WILL BE A MAN OF HONOUR AND PAY YOUR DEBT
OXBIG YOU OWE A MAN A SEASON TICKET , HOPE YOU WILL BE A MAN OF HONOUR AND PAY YOUR DEBT alasdair1967
  • Score: 16

3:49pm Sat 3 May 14

ASM says...

fantastic season. Can't wait for next season. The lads deserve their well earned break. It will be interesting to see all the ins and outs in the summer. I am optimistic we will improve our already excellent team. I will be happy to finish 4th bottom next season too and would take anything else higher as a bonus
fantastic season. Can't wait for next season. The lads deserve their well earned break. It will be interesting to see all the ins and outs in the summer. I am optimistic we will improve our already excellent team. I will be happy to finish 4th bottom next season too and would take anything else higher as a bonus ASM
  • Score: 6

4:23pm Sat 3 May 14

bobsworthforever says...

Ritchie caught in possession bit disappointing with team selection today but the end of a fantastic season for us if Brighton can make the playoffs must give us every chance next season will need a few replacements though particularly up front .Well done all what a effort
Ritchie caught in possession bit disappointing with team selection today but the end of a fantastic season for us if Brighton can make the playoffs must give us every chance next season will need a few replacements though particularly up front .Well done all what a effort bobsworthforever
  • Score: 3

5:43pm Sat 3 May 14

Afcbpete says...

Thank goodness we weren't needing to get anything from that game to get in the play off's, we were very much under par. That said, it's been an outstanding season, I've thoroughly enjoyed. It's going to be along 8 weeks or so, but bring on next season!!! UTCIAD
Thank goodness we weren't needing to get anything from that game to get in the play off's, we were very much under par. That said, it's been an outstanding season, I've thoroughly enjoyed. It's going to be along 8 weeks or so, but bring on next season!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 6

5:56pm Sat 3 May 14

camvalley says...

What a fantastic season , really thing next season we will be at the top of the tree ,thats if we can keep the team and improve it where needs be
What a fantastic season , really thing next season we will be at the top of the tree ,thats if we can keep the team and improve it where needs be camvalley
  • Score: 5

8:13pm Sat 3 May 14

golfer33 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
OXBIG
YOU OWE A MAN A SEASON TICKET ,

HOPE YOU WILL BE A MAN OF HONOUR AND PAY YOUR DEBT
Bet he will be back asking for double or quits for next season.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: OXBIG YOU OWE A MAN A SEASON TICKET , HOPE YOU WILL BE A MAN OF HONOUR AND PAY YOUR DEBT[/p][/quote]Bet he will be back asking for double or quits for next season. golfer33
  • Score: 0

8:20pm Sat 3 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Well done all, fantastic season!!!
Well done also to Brighton for getting a play-off spot.
An away trip to Craven Cottage next season sounds good.
Have a good Summer everyone, but like the enigmatic Mr Smhinto I can't promise to keep quite for the next 8 weeks
UTCIAD
Well done all, fantastic season!!! Well done also to Brighton for getting a play-off spot. An away trip to Craven Cottage next season sounds good. Have a good Summer everyone, but like the enigmatic Mr Smhinto I can't promise to keep quite for the next 8 weeks UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 5

8:22pm Sat 3 May 14

devon fan says...

dissapointing end to the season, but congratulations to players and management on a wonderful season, providing we have learnt the lessons of the error strewn early matches there is no doubt with the right additions to the squad there is no reason why they should not have a very good season to forward to
dissapointing end to the season, but congratulations to players and management on a wonderful season, providing we have learnt the lessons of the error strewn early matches there is no doubt with the right additions to the squad there is no reason why they should not have a very good season to forward to devon fan
  • Score: 7

8:32pm Sat 3 May 14

smhinto says...

Eddie made changes. This goes to show that winning the game today may not have been too high on the agenda.
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If we really wanted it, why drop Francis and why drop Harte after these two were performing so well?? To win a game one must surely field ones strongest side, we didn't, hence we lost the game. In addition, we were also without Grabban and Arter.
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Would we have dropped these two if we still had a chance of getting into the play-offs ?? Probably not. This shows that we had taken our foot off of the gas. Very disappointing.
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Hence, my post during the week that we had achieved our objective therefore this game may not have been so important to us.
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But we have had an exemplary season and I have no complaints overall.
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Regards to all
Eddie made changes. This goes to show that winning the game today may not have been too high on the agenda. . If we really wanted it, why drop Francis and why drop Harte after these two were performing so well?? To win a game one must surely field ones strongest side, we didn't, hence we lost the game. In addition, we were also without Grabban and Arter. . Would we have dropped these two if we still had a chance of getting into the play-offs ?? Probably not. This shows that we had taken our foot off of the gas. Very disappointing. . Hence, my post during the week that we had achieved our objective therefore this game may not have been so important to us. . But we have had an exemplary season and I have no complaints overall. . Regards to all smhinto
  • Score: 5

8:43pm Sat 3 May 14

raynad says...

What a season we Bournemouth fans have had and HOWE we have improved. We came up with two other teams and look what happened to them! Looking forward to next season already, icing on the cake today was Reading not making the play-offs!
What a season we Bournemouth fans have had and HOWE we have improved. We came up with two other teams and look what happened to them! Looking forward to next season already, icing on the cake today was Reading not making the play-offs! raynad
  • Score: 10

8:51pm Sat 3 May 14

apm1954 says...

big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.
big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future. apm1954
  • Score: 6

9:25pm Sat 3 May 14

Afcbpete says...

apm1954 wrote:
big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.
LMAO!!! Like your sense of humour....
[quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.[/p][/quote]LMAO!!! Like your sense of humour.... Afcbpete
  • Score: 0

9:33pm Sat 3 May 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Going to swell the numbers next seasom by 2 myself and my daughter of 8 years! She will be a north stand diva!
Going to swell the numbers next seasom by 2 myself and my daughter of 8 years! She will be a north stand diva! easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 6

3:15am Sun 4 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

Do you know what ?

You are all full of shi**

AFCB are my club and my life.

Do what you like I will still be here next year and the year after that, and forever and a day !

My club my team, my town, my life !

Bournemouth till I die !

U T C I A D
Do you know what ? You are all full of shi** AFCB are my club and my life. Do what you like I will still be here next year and the year after that, and forever and a day ! My club my team, my town, my life ! Bournemouth till I die ! U T C I A D coops1965cherry
  • Score: -8

3:22am Sun 4 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
Do you know what ?

You are all full of shi**

AFCB are my club and my life.

Do what you like I will still be here next year and the year after that, and forever and a day !

My club my team, my town, my life !

Bournemouth till I die !

U T C I A D
Proper Bournemouth.

Dorset Crew, not Hampshire, that non descript county.
Yes, God's county, where the almighty once stood !

Just look at it, Dorset, where all is well. xx

U T C I A D>
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Do you know what ? You are all full of shi** AFCB are my club and my life. Do what you like I will still be here next year and the year after that, and forever and a day ! My club my team, my town, my life ! Bournemouth till I die ! U T C I A D[/p][/quote]Proper Bournemouth. Dorset Crew, not Hampshire, that non descript county. Yes, God's county, where the almighty once stood ! Just look at it, Dorset, where all is well. xx U T C I A D> coops1965cherry
  • Score: -7

7:19am Sun 4 May 14

WCJakaWorldCupJizzy says...

Big thank you to Eddie Mitchell for grabbing our club by the scruff of its neck and dragging us onwards and upwards. Without his drive, where would we be now.......thank you.
Big thank you to Eddie Mitchell for grabbing our club by the scruff of its neck and dragging us onwards and upwards. Without his drive, where would we be now.......thank you. WCJakaWorldCupJizzy
  • Score: 7

7:35am Sun 4 May 14

BishopforEngland says...

WCJakaWorldCupJizzy wrote:
Big thank you to Eddie Mitchell for grabbing our club by the scruff of its neck and dragging us onwards and upwards. Without his drive, where would we be now.......thank you.
I'm WCJ all the way! While everyone was having ago at Mitchell I pointed out that we were a better club with his support and now it's been proven. Best te we've ever had, I just hope we keep building!!
[quote][p][bold]WCJakaWorldCupJizzy[/bold] wrote: Big thank you to Eddie Mitchell for grabbing our club by the scruff of its neck and dragging us onwards and upwards. Without his drive, where would we be now.......thank you.[/p][/quote]I'm WCJ all the way! While everyone was having ago at Mitchell I pointed out that we were a better club with his support and now it's been proven. Best te we've ever had, I just hope we keep building!! BishopforEngland
  • Score: 5

7:42am Sun 4 May 14

WCJakaWorldCupJizzy says...

When "The Bishop" speaks we ALL should listen
When "The Bishop" speaks we ALL should listen WCJakaWorldCupJizzy
  • Score: -2

8:28am Sun 4 May 14

golfer33 says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote:
Do you know what ?

You are all full of shi**

AFCB are my club and my life.

Do what you like I will still be here next year and the year after that, and forever and a day !

My club my team, my town, my life !

Bournemouth till I die !

U T C I A D
Proper Bournemouth.

Dorset Crew, not Hampshire, that non descript county.
Yes, God's county, where the almighty once stood !

Just look at it, Dorset, where all is well. xx

U T C I A D>
One too many sherbet lemons?
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Do you know what ? You are all full of shi** AFCB are my club and my life. Do what you like I will still be here next year and the year after that, and forever and a day ! My club my team, my town, my life ! Bournemouth till I die ! U T C I A D[/p][/quote]Proper Bournemouth. Dorset Crew, not Hampshire, that non descript county. Yes, God's county, where the almighty once stood ! Just look at it, Dorset, where all is well. xx U T C I A D>[/p][/quote]One too many sherbet lemons? golfer33
  • Score: 3

9:05am Sun 4 May 14

Nat1234 says...

apm1954 wrote:
big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.
Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...
[quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.[/p][/quote]Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ... Nat1234
  • Score: 0

9:40am Sun 4 May 14

Sergeant Blast says...

raynad wrote:
What a season we Bournemouth fans have had and HOWE we have improved. We came up with two other teams and look what happened to them! Looking forward to next season already, icing on the cake today was Reading not making the play-offs!
Yes seeing Reading miss out late on, took me back to 2001....karma.
[quote][p][bold]raynad[/bold] wrote: What a season we Bournemouth fans have had and HOWE we have improved. We came up with two other teams and look what happened to them! Looking forward to next season already, icing on the cake today was Reading not making the play-offs![/p][/quote]Yes seeing Reading miss out late on, took me back to 2001....karma. Sergeant Blast
  • Score: 6

10:31am Sun 4 May 14

bobsworthforever says...

Very funny comment on Sky Sports yesterday some Millwall nut said the only excuse for Millwall fans not being at the match was if they were in hospital or in prison .Jeff Stelling replied going to be a very small crowd then tee hee made me laugh
Very funny comment on Sky Sports yesterday some Millwall nut said the only excuse for Millwall fans not being at the match was if they were in hospital or in prison .Jeff Stelling replied going to be a very small crowd then tee hee made me laugh bobsworthforever
  • Score: 7

11:12am Sun 4 May 14

BishopforEngland says...

Nat1234 wrote:
apm1954 wrote:
big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.
Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...
We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.[/p][/quote]Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...[/p][/quote]We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around BishopforEngland
  • Score: -3

11:44am Sun 4 May 14

WCJakaWorldCupJizzy says...

The Bishop is once again talking sense.......he or she really is a font of all footballing knowledge! !!
The Bishop is once again talking sense.......he or she really is a font of all footballing knowledge! !! WCJakaWorldCupJizzy
  • Score: -4

11:45am Sun 4 May 14

canfordcherry says...

BishopforEngland wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
apm1954 wrote:
big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.
Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...
We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around
Like Mr Mitchell or hate him (as many do and rightly if he has messed up their business' thro' his own actions) I still feel he definitely helped put us in the position we are, he got the Russian revolution on board for a start, bettered the stadium and left with a large pay off for his actions. He may now be banned from attending for what ever reason (we have no info.) but if you play with fire etc.
Roll on next season, at least we have a World Cup to hurry the months along.
If England fail I'm backing the Red Devils of Belgium, my birth place!
[quote][p][bold]BishopforEngland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.[/p][/quote]Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...[/p][/quote]We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around[/p][/quote]Like Mr Mitchell or hate him (as many do and rightly if he has messed up their business' thro' his own actions) I still feel he definitely helped put us in the position we are, he got the Russian revolution on board for a start, bettered the stadium and left with a large pay off for his actions. He may now be banned from attending for what ever reason (we have no info.) but if you play with fire etc. Roll on next season, at least we have a World Cup to hurry the months along. If England fail I'm backing the Red Devils of Belgium, my birth place! canfordcherry
  • Score: 6

11:53am Sun 4 May 14

abc100 says...

canfordcherry wrote:
BishopforEngland wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
apm1954 wrote:
big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.
Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...
We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around
Like Mr Mitchell or hate him (as many do and rightly if he has messed up their business' thro' his own actions) I still feel he definitely helped put us in the position we are, he got the Russian revolution on board for a start, bettered the stadium and left with a large pay off for his actions. He may now be banned from attending for what ever reason (we have no info.) but if you play with fire etc.
Roll on next season, at least we have a World Cup to hurry the months along.
If England fail I'm backing the Red Devils of Belgium, my birth place!
Agree totally about Eddie Mitchell, whatever his reasons were he took us on when nobody else wanted to touch us with a barge pole, the Mitchell haters must of loathed this season in the championship as Mitchell played a large part in getting us there, yes we have big debts that from what I have read are going to be managed correctly, we would not be in the championship if he had not sanctioned the money, he knew he would have to leave once Max came on board as Max is in a different league
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BishopforEngland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.[/p][/quote]Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...[/p][/quote]We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around[/p][/quote]Like Mr Mitchell or hate him (as many do and rightly if he has messed up their business' thro' his own actions) I still feel he definitely helped put us in the position we are, he got the Russian revolution on board for a start, bettered the stadium and left with a large pay off for his actions. He may now be banned from attending for what ever reason (we have no info.) but if you play with fire etc. Roll on next season, at least we have a World Cup to hurry the months along. If England fail I'm backing the Red Devils of Belgium, my birth place![/p][/quote]Agree totally about Eddie Mitchell, whatever his reasons were he took us on when nobody else wanted to touch us with a barge pole, the Mitchell haters must of loathed this season in the championship as Mitchell played a large part in getting us there, yes we have big debts that from what I have read are going to be managed correctly, we would not be in the championship if he had not sanctioned the money, he knew he would have to leave once Max came on board as Max is in a different league abc100
  • Score: 3

12:01pm Sun 4 May 14

Square Old Codger says...

BishopforEngland wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
apm1954 wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.
Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...
We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around
The only ones to benefit from Mr Mitchell's stay were he and his family, without Mr Demin and his help we would be out of business now, he knew how to spend other peoples money certainly and how to take good care of his own interests but beyond that he was always a liabilty. We now have a well run and managed Club, got rid of Mitchell and his hangers on and are part way through moving on players and mangement with high wages, long contracts and limited ability that he lumbered the Club with. He is thankfully in the past now though the many of the problems he caused have been dealt with some still remain, not least the debt his poor management and lack of financial awareness caused. We should be grateful though for his introduction of Max Demin to the Club, for that we are all in his debt.It was of course Max Demin who insisted that Eddie Howe should be brought back to the club and provided the finance . But that's the past and we have a great future to look forward to. As for todays game and the team selection I suspect that Eddie wanted to look again at some of the fringe/backup players, maybe to give some a last outing. But it did demonstrate just how important Ritchie and Grabbham are to us and how vital it is to keep them. Both are likely to be the subject of approaches from other Clubs, I hope that Eddie can persuade them to stay and keep them here.But a wonderful Season and progress on all fronts..
[quote][p][bold]BishopforEngland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.[/p][/quote]Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...[/p][/quote]We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around[/p][/quote]The only ones to benefit from Mr Mitchell's stay were he and his family, without Mr Demin and his help we would be out of business now, he knew how to spend other peoples money certainly and how to take good care of his own interests but beyond that he was always a liabilty. We now have a well run and managed Club, got rid of Mitchell and his hangers on and are part way through moving on players and mangement with high wages, long contracts and limited ability that he lumbered the Club with. He is thankfully in the past now though the many of the problems he caused have been dealt with some still remain, not least the debt his poor management and lack of financial awareness caused. We should be grateful though for his introduction of Max Demin to the Club, for that we are all in his debt.It was of course Max Demin who insisted that Eddie Howe should be brought back to the club and provided the finance . But that's the past and we have a great future to look forward to. As for todays game and the team selection I suspect that Eddie wanted to look again at some of the fringe/backup players, maybe to give some a last outing. But it did demonstrate just how important Ritchie and Grabbham are to us and how vital it is to keep them. Both are likely to be the subject of approaches from other Clubs, I hope that Eddie can persuade them to stay and keep them here.But a wonderful Season and progress on all fronts.. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 6

12:31pm Sun 4 May 14

WCJakaWorldCupJizzy says...

And of course us supporters benefitted from Mr Mitchells involvement too
And of course us supporters benefitted from Mr Mitchells involvement too WCJakaWorldCupJizzy
  • Score: -6

12:34pm Sun 4 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

A daft question does the club get some form of financial prize for the position that they finish in ?
A daft question does the club get some form of financial prize for the position that they finish in ? alasdair1967
  • Score: -2

12:56pm Sun 4 May 14

canfordcherry says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
A daft question does the club get some form of financial prize for the position that they finish in ?
Yes, around £50k for winning it! Not a lot of for around a mid tablish finsh (though still not to turn our nose up to I suppose). Its not till you reach the 'promised land ', then you get £60m for simply coming bottom!
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: A daft question does the club get some form of financial prize for the position that they finish in ?[/p][/quote]Yes, around £50k for winning it! Not a lot of for around a mid tablish finsh (though still not to turn our nose up to I suppose). Its not till you reach the 'promised land ', then you get £60m for simply coming bottom! canfordcherry
  • Score: 2

12:59pm Sun 4 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

canfordcherry wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
A daft question does the club get some form of financial prize for the position that they finish in ?
Yes, around £50k for winning it! Not a lot of for around a mid tablish finsh (though still not to turn our nose up to I suppose). Its not till you reach the 'promised land ', then you get £60m for simply coming bottom!
Yes it's ridiculous the financial divide the play off final I believe is worth over 120 million to the winners !
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: A daft question does the club get some form of financial prize for the position that they finish in ?[/p][/quote]Yes, around £50k for winning it! Not a lot of for around a mid tablish finsh (though still not to turn our nose up to I suppose). Its not till you reach the 'promised land ', then you get £60m for simply coming bottom![/p][/quote]Yes it's ridiculous the financial divide the play off final I believe is worth over 120 million to the winners ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

1:18pm Sun 4 May 14

grecco says...

2 players did not travel to millwall though they were not injured why heard from a realiable source death threats were made by millall fans WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK true or not
2 players did not travel to millwall though they were not injured why heard from a realiable source death threats were made by millall fans WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK true or not grecco
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Sun 4 May 14

Square Old Codger says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote: A daft question does the club get some form of financial prize for the position that they finish in ?
Yes, around £50k for winning it! Not a lot of for around a mid tablish finsh (though still not to turn our nose up to I suppose). Its not till you reach the 'promised land ', then you get £60m for simply coming bottom!
Yes it's ridiculous the financial divide the play off final I believe is worth over 120 million to the winners !
As you rightly say even the Premiership relegated Clubs enjoy a huge "parachute" dividend - they since this season get no less than £60,000,000 each paid over a 4 year period, which gives them a huge advantage over Clubs like ours, next Season there will be possibly 6 Clubs in the Championship getting this subsidy .
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: A daft question does the club get some form of financial prize for the position that they finish in ?[/p][/quote]Yes, around £50k for winning it! Not a lot of for around a mid tablish finsh (though still not to turn our nose up to I suppose). Its not till you reach the 'promised land ', then you get £60m for simply coming bottom![/p][/quote]Yes it's ridiculous the financial divide the play off final I believe is worth over 120 million to the winners ![/p][/quote]As you rightly say even the Premiership relegated Clubs enjoy a huge "parachute" dividend - they since this season get no less than £60,000,000 each paid over a 4 year period, which gives them a huge advantage over Clubs like ours, next Season there will be possibly 6 Clubs in the Championship getting this subsidy . Square Old Codger
  • Score: 0

2:20pm Sun 4 May 14

Oakdale12 says...

Great season , great team .
Great season , great team . Oakdale12
  • Score: 1

2:25pm Sun 4 May 14

Afcbpete says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
BishopforEngland wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
apm1954 wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.
Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...
We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around
The only ones to benefit from Mr Mitchell's stay were he and his family, without Mr Demin and his help we would be out of business now, he knew how to spend other peoples money certainly and how to take good care of his own interests but beyond that he was always a liabilty. We now have a well run and managed Club, got rid of Mitchell and his hangers on and are part way through moving on players and mangement with high wages, long contracts and limited ability that he lumbered the Club with. He is thankfully in the past now though the many of the problems he caused have been dealt with some still remain, not least the debt his poor management and lack of financial awareness caused. We should be grateful though for his introduction of Max Demin to the Club, for that we are all in his debt.It was of course Max Demin who insisted that Eddie Howe should be brought back to the club and provided the finance . But that's the past and we have a great future to look forward to. As for todays game and the team selection I suspect that Eddie wanted to look again at some of the fringe/backup players, maybe to give some a last outing. But it did demonstrate just how important Ritchie and Grabbham are to us and how vital it is to keep them. Both are likely to be the subject of approaches from other Clubs, I hope that Eddie can persuade them to stay and keep them here.But a wonderful Season and progress on all fronts..
Cracking post as usual SOG!! I completely agree on every aspect of it, because it's the truth, and there's no getting away from that. I can't thank Maxim enough for all he's done for our club, and so much more to come I'm certain of that. Any one who's an AFCB fan, be old like us, or perhaps only just become one, we're all so lucky to be a part of this bit in our history!!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BishopforEngland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.[/p][/quote]Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...[/p][/quote]We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around[/p][/quote]The only ones to benefit from Mr Mitchell's stay were he and his family, without Mr Demin and his help we would be out of business now, he knew how to spend other peoples money certainly and how to take good care of his own interests but beyond that he was always a liabilty. We now have a well run and managed Club, got rid of Mitchell and his hangers on and are part way through moving on players and mangement with high wages, long contracts and limited ability that he lumbered the Club with. He is thankfully in the past now though the many of the problems he caused have been dealt with some still remain, not least the debt his poor management and lack of financial awareness caused. We should be grateful though for his introduction of Max Demin to the Club, for that we are all in his debt.It was of course Max Demin who insisted that Eddie Howe should be brought back to the club and provided the finance . But that's the past and we have a great future to look forward to. As for todays game and the team selection I suspect that Eddie wanted to look again at some of the fringe/backup players, maybe to give some a last outing. But it did demonstrate just how important Ritchie and Grabbham are to us and how vital it is to keep them. Both are likely to be the subject of approaches from other Clubs, I hope that Eddie can persuade them to stay and keep them here.But a wonderful Season and progress on all fronts..[/p][/quote]Cracking post as usual SOG!! I completely agree on every aspect of it, because it's the truth, and there's no getting away from that. I can't thank Maxim enough for all he's done for our club, and so much more to come I'm certain of that. Any one who's an AFCB fan, be old like us, or perhaps only just become one, we're all so lucky to be a part of this bit in our history!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 2

2:36pm Sun 4 May 14

galadriel says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
BishopforEngland wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
apm1954 wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.
Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...
We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around
The only ones to benefit from Mr Mitchell's stay were he and his family, without Mr Demin and his help we would be out of business now, he knew how to spend other peoples money certainly and how to take good care of his own interests but beyond that he was always a liabilty. We now have a well run and managed Club, got rid of Mitchell and his hangers on and are part way through moving on players and mangement with high wages, long contracts and limited ability that he lumbered the Club with. He is thankfully in the past now though the many of the problems he caused have been dealt with some still remain, not least the debt his poor management and lack of financial awareness caused. We should be grateful though for his introduction of Max Demin to the Club, for that we are all in his debt.It was of course Max Demin who insisted that Eddie Howe should be brought back to the club and provided the finance . But that's the past and we have a great future to look forward to. As for todays game and the team selection I suspect that Eddie wanted to look again at some of the fringe/backup players, maybe to give some a last outing. But it did demonstrate just how important Ritchie and Grabbham are to us and how vital it is to keep them. Both are likely to be the subject of approaches from other Clubs, I hope that Eddie can persuade them to stay and keep them here.But a wonderful Season and progress on all fronts..
Cracking post as usual SOG!! I completely agree on every aspect of it, because it's the truth, and there's no getting away from that. I can't thank Maxim enough for all he's done for our club, and so much more to come I'm certain of that. Any one who's an AFCB fan, be old like us, or perhaps only just become one, we're all so lucky to be a part of this bit in our history!!! UTCIAD
Yes, great post SOC; just like to add I believe Mitchell was the main reason EH left us to manage Burnley in the first place and it was Demin that brought him back to us, by telling Mitchell to butt out and leave the team managing to EH, he certainly seemed to be in the background more after EH's return...that's my gut instinct about it anway! In any case, a fantastic season, am very proud of the club and the future looks bright...hopefully we can keep our team together and add a few newbies to it! UTCIAD!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BishopforEngland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.[/p][/quote]Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...[/p][/quote]We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around[/p][/quote]The only ones to benefit from Mr Mitchell's stay were he and his family, without Mr Demin and his help we would be out of business now, he knew how to spend other peoples money certainly and how to take good care of his own interests but beyond that he was always a liabilty. We now have a well run and managed Club, got rid of Mitchell and his hangers on and are part way through moving on players and mangement with high wages, long contracts and limited ability that he lumbered the Club with. He is thankfully in the past now though the many of the problems he caused have been dealt with some still remain, not least the debt his poor management and lack of financial awareness caused. We should be grateful though for his introduction of Max Demin to the Club, for that we are all in his debt.It was of course Max Demin who insisted that Eddie Howe should be brought back to the club and provided the finance . But that's the past and we have a great future to look forward to. As for todays game and the team selection I suspect that Eddie wanted to look again at some of the fringe/backup players, maybe to give some a last outing. But it did demonstrate just how important Ritchie and Grabbham are to us and how vital it is to keep them. Both are likely to be the subject of approaches from other Clubs, I hope that Eddie can persuade them to stay and keep them here.But a wonderful Season and progress on all fronts..[/p][/quote]Cracking post as usual SOG!! I completely agree on every aspect of it, because it's the truth, and there's no getting away from that. I can't thank Maxim enough for all he's done for our club, and so much more to come I'm certain of that. Any one who's an AFCB fan, be old like us, or perhaps only just become one, we're all so lucky to be a part of this bit in our history!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Yes, great post SOC; just like to add I believe Mitchell was the main reason EH left us to manage Burnley in the first place and it was Demin that brought him back to us, by telling Mitchell to butt out and leave the team managing to EH, he certainly seemed to be in the background more after EH's return...that's my gut instinct about it anway! In any case, a fantastic season, am very proud of the club and the future looks bright...hopefully we can keep our team together and add a few newbies to it! UTCIAD! galadriel
  • Score: 2

4:43pm Sun 4 May 14

raybren says...

smhinto wrote:
Eddie made changes. This goes to show that winning the game today may not have been too high on the agenda.
.
If we really wanted it, why drop Francis and why drop Harte after these two were performing so well?? To win a game one must surely field ones strongest side, we didn't, hence we lost the game. In addition, we were also without Grabban and Arter.
.
Would we have dropped these two if we still had a chance of getting into the play-offs ?? Probably not. This shows that we had taken our foot off of the gas. Very disappointing.
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Hence, my post during the week that we had achieved our objective therefore this game may not have been so important to us.
.
But we have had an exemplary season and I have no complaints overall.
.
Regards to all
Smhinto you are a football man so surely you understand that Eddie , whilst we were still in with a shout of p / off , would field his strongest side EVEN if some players were carrying injuries . No point in doing this at Den , rather protect them for next season .
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Eddie made changes. This goes to show that winning the game today may not have been too high on the agenda. . If we really wanted it, why drop Francis and why drop Harte after these two were performing so well?? To win a game one must surely field ones strongest side, we didn't, hence we lost the game. In addition, we were also without Grabban and Arter. . Would we have dropped these two if we still had a chance of getting into the play-offs ?? Probably not. This shows that we had taken our foot off of the gas. Very disappointing. . Hence, my post during the week that we had achieved our objective therefore this game may not have been so important to us. . But we have had an exemplary season and I have no complaints overall. . Regards to all[/p][/quote]Smhinto you are a football man so surely you understand that Eddie , whilst we were still in with a shout of p / off , would field his strongest side EVEN if some players were carrying injuries . No point in doing this at Den , rather protect them for next season . raybren
  • Score: 2

5:04pm Sun 4 May 14

miltonarcher says...

Mid table mediocrity but let's face it a good season for little afcb. Shame about the 66 goals conceded though, I understand your keepers have all needed physio on their backs, all that bending down I guess.

Enjoy the summer watching Saints, ooooops sorry England in the WC, our target for next season, top 6.

Regards.

T
Mid table mediocrity but let's face it a good season for little afcb. Shame about the 66 goals conceded though, I understand your keepers have all needed physio on their backs, all that bending down I guess. Enjoy the summer watching Saints, ooooops sorry England in the WC, our target for next season, top 6. Regards. T miltonarcher
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Sun 4 May 14

raybren says...

As my season ticket is a write off , I wonder what OXBOG ' S prediction is for next season ? Perhaps he could let us know by posting under a pseudonym . How about SCROOGE !
As my season ticket is a write off , I wonder what OXBOG ' S prediction is for next season ? Perhaps he could let us know by posting under a pseudonym . How about SCROOGE ! raybren
  • Score: -1

6:21pm Sun 4 May 14

Chukki's uncle says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Mid table mediocrity but let's face it a good season for little afcb. Shame about the 66 goals conceded though, I understand your keepers have all needed physio on their backs, all that bending down I guess.

Enjoy the summer watching Saints, ooooops sorry England in the WC, our target for next season, top 6.

Regards.

T
Yeah watching Lallana and young Shaw playing for England prior to their return to . . . . . Anfield and Old Trafford
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Mid table mediocrity but let's face it a good season for little afcb. Shame about the 66 goals conceded though, I understand your keepers have all needed physio on their backs, all that bending down I guess. Enjoy the summer watching Saints, ooooops sorry England in the WC, our target for next season, top 6. Regards. T[/p][/quote]Yeah watching Lallana and young Shaw playing for England prior to their return to . . . . . Anfield and Old Trafford Chukki's uncle
  • Score: 1

6:28pm Sun 4 May 14

galadriel says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Mid table mediocrity but let's face it a good season for little afcb. Shame about the 66 goals conceded though, I understand your keepers have all needed physio on their backs, all that bending down I guess.

Enjoy the summer watching Saints, ooooops sorry England in the WC, our target for next season, top 6.

Regards.

T
Oh dear, can't you think of something new to say? 'Little' Bournemouth are where you were a couple of years ago (you seem to always forget that you were league one 3 seasons ago) and we have the backing and ambition to become bigger than your worst nightmare could imagine. Hopefully Brighton will be joining you next season and you'll no longer be 'kings' of the South coast...in your head at least.
I think the repetition from your last contribution on this forum about the keepers bending down implies you enjoy that image...bless...x
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Mid table mediocrity but let's face it a good season for little afcb. Shame about the 66 goals conceded though, I understand your keepers have all needed physio on their backs, all that bending down I guess. Enjoy the summer watching Saints, ooooops sorry England in the WC, our target for next season, top 6. Regards. T[/p][/quote]Oh dear, can't you think of something new to say? 'Little' Bournemouth are where you were a couple of years ago (you seem to always forget that you were league one 3 seasons ago) and we have the backing and ambition to become bigger than your worst nightmare could imagine. Hopefully Brighton will be joining you next season and you'll no longer be 'kings' of the South coast...in your head at least. I think the repetition from your last contribution on this forum about the keepers bending down implies you enjoy that image...bless...x galadriel
  • Score: 1

6:48pm Sun 4 May 14

canfordcherry says...

galadriel wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Mid table mediocrity but let's face it a good season for little afcb. Shame about the 66 goals conceded though, I understand your keepers have all needed physio on their backs, all that bending down I guess.

Enjoy the summer watching Saints, ooooops sorry England in the WC, our target for next season, top 6.

Regards.

T
Oh dear, can't you think of something new to say? 'Little' Bournemouth are where you were a couple of years ago (you seem to always forget that you were league one 3 seasons ago) and we have the backing and ambition to become bigger than your worst nightmare could imagine. Hopefully Brighton will be joining you next season and you'll no longer be 'kings' of the South coast...in your head at least.
I think the repetition from your last contribution on this forum about the keepers bending down implies you enjoy that image...bless...x
The sun must be setting earlier in Hampshite as the troll is out scavenging earlier than normal. Don't feed him and he'll go elsewhere in his search for sustenance.
[quote][p][bold]galadriel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Mid table mediocrity but let's face it a good season for little afcb. Shame about the 66 goals conceded though, I understand your keepers have all needed physio on their backs, all that bending down I guess. Enjoy the summer watching Saints, ooooops sorry England in the WC, our target for next season, top 6. Regards. T[/p][/quote]Oh dear, can't you think of something new to say? 'Little' Bournemouth are where you were a couple of years ago (you seem to always forget that you were league one 3 seasons ago) and we have the backing and ambition to become bigger than your worst nightmare could imagine. Hopefully Brighton will be joining you next season and you'll no longer be 'kings' of the South coast...in your head at least. I think the repetition from your last contribution on this forum about the keepers bending down implies you enjoy that image...bless...x[/p][/quote]The sun must be setting earlier in Hampshite as the troll is out scavenging earlier than normal. Don't feed him and he'll go elsewhere in his search for sustenance. canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

9:40pm Sun 4 May 14

West moors 1 says...

Great season and good to see the team improve and learn the league. We lost yesterday and looked below our usual standard. It shows our squad is a little light in depth of quality. Will Surman be our fist signing, personally not too bothered, he doesn't score goals but then again none of our centre mids score enough goals! Not sure that Grabbon wasn't played because of death threats, but for certain the ref must of been under one, cause how he didn't give a red card to the defender taking down Frazer is a complete joke. Can't wait for next season to commence, with one or two new faces to make us even stronger. Up the cherries!
Great season and good to see the team improve and learn the league. We lost yesterday and looked below our usual standard. It shows our squad is a little light in depth of quality. Will Surman be our fist signing, personally not too bothered, he doesn't score goals but then again none of our centre mids score enough goals! Not sure that Grabbon wasn't played because of death threats, but for certain the ref must of been under one, cause how he didn't give a red card to the defender taking down Frazer is a complete joke. Can't wait for next season to commence, with one or two new faces to make us even stronger. Up the cherries! West moors 1
  • Score: 0

8:48am Mon 5 May 14

BishopforEngland says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
BishopforEngland wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
apm1954 wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.
Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...
We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around
The only ones to benefit from Mr Mitchell's stay were he and his family, without Mr Demin and his help we would be out of business now, he knew how to spend other peoples money certainly and how to take good care of his own interests but beyond that he was always a liabilty. We now have a well run and managed Club, got rid of Mitchell and his hangers on and are part way through moving on players and mangement with high wages, long contracts and limited ability that he lumbered the Club with. He is thankfully in the past now though the many of the problems he caused have been dealt with some still remain, not least the debt his poor management and lack of financial awareness caused. We should be grateful though for his introduction of Max Demin to the Club, for that we are all in his debt.It was of course Max Demin who insisted that Eddie Howe should be brought back to the club and provided the finance . But that's the past and we have a great future to look forward to. As for todays game and the team selection I suspect that Eddie wanted to look again at some of the fringe/backup players, maybe to give some a last outing. But it did demonstrate just how important Ritchie and Grabbham are to us and how vital it is to keep them. Both are likely to be the subject of approaches from other Clubs, I hope that Eddie can persuade them to stay and keep them here.But a wonderful Season and progress on all fronts..
Are you thick? Mitchell was criticised for selling our best players so he could line his own pockets, remember Danny ings and now for mismanagement by overspending!? You can't have it both ways mate. You sound like a Pompey fan
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BishopforEngland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: big thankyou to eddie mitchell for his magnificent leadership over the years.who laid the foundations for the future.[/p][/quote]Who do you think we owe a lot of our debt too ? .. ANYWAY WELL DONE LADS I NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FINISH THIS HIGH . Fantastic season . AND YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL FANTASTIC ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL ,, WE ARE ALL VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU ...[/p][/quote]We wouldn't have the team we have without having acquired some debt. Eddie Howe wouldn't have come back without a budget to play with and we wouldn't have been able to sign top class players on the money the club was generating. Just admit he has turned the club around[/p][/quote]The only ones to benefit from Mr Mitchell's stay were he and his family, without Mr Demin and his help we would be out of business now, he knew how to spend other peoples money certainly and how to take good care of his own interests but beyond that he was always a liabilty. We now have a well run and managed Club, got rid of Mitchell and his hangers on and are part way through moving on players and mangement with high wages, long contracts and limited ability that he lumbered the Club with. He is thankfully in the past now though the many of the problems he caused have been dealt with some still remain, not least the debt his poor management and lack of financial awareness caused. We should be grateful though for his introduction of Max Demin to the Club, for that we are all in his debt.It was of course Max Demin who insisted that Eddie Howe should be brought back to the club and provided the finance . But that's the past and we have a great future to look forward to. As for todays game and the team selection I suspect that Eddie wanted to look again at some of the fringe/backup players, maybe to give some a last outing. But it did demonstrate just how important Ritchie and Grabbham are to us and how vital it is to keep them. Both are likely to be the subject of approaches from other Clubs, I hope that Eddie can persuade them to stay and keep them here.But a wonderful Season and progress on all fronts..[/p][/quote]Are you thick? Mitchell was criticised for selling our best players so he could line his own pockets, remember Danny ings and now for mismanagement by overspending!? You can't have it both ways mate. You sound like a Pompey fan BishopforEngland
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Leeezy says...

We'll done millwall. Great support from the fans, we will wipe the floor with teams like bournemouth next season
We'll done millwall. Great support from the fans, we will wipe the floor with teams like bournemouth next season Leeezy
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