AFC Bournemouth: No bids received for Lewis Grabban say Cherries

Bournemouth Echo: SPECULATION: Cherries star Lewis Grabban SPECULATION: Cherries star Lewis Grabban

SPECULATION is intensifying surrounding the future of Cherries star Lewis Grabban – although the Dorset club has today scotched rumours of any bids for the striker.

Grabban saw his stock rise sharply after netting 22 times for Cherries last season, finishing the campaign as one of the leading goalscorers in the Championship.

His impressive form saw him go close to leaving the club in January after rivals Brighton had triggered a £1.1million release clause in his previous contract.

However, after having talks with the Seagulls, Grabban was persuaded to stay at Dean Court and was rewarded with an improved three-and-a-half year deal.

Grabban plundered a further 10 goals after committing his future to Cherries and has been the subject of mounting transfer speculation since the end of the season.

The Daily Echo revealed last week that Middlesbrough were understood to be preparing to table a bid for the 26-year-old, who joined Cherries in a £300,000 move from Rotherham two years ago.

And earlier today, Sky Sports reported that Boro had made “an approach” for Grabban, with their story saying the Teessiders had become the first club to lodge an “official move” for the player.

However, when contacted by the Daily Echo, Cherries chief executive Neill Blake said: “No bid has been received for Lewis Grabban from Middlesbrough or any other club.”

Cardiff City, relegated from the Premier League, have also been linked with Grabban, even though the Welsh outfit has an abundance of strikers which includes new recruit Javi Guerra from Real Valladolid.

Grabban, who is understood to have a £3million release clause in his current contract, is also rumoured to be a target for his first club Crystal Palace where he was named Academy scholar of the year in 2006.

The south Londoner, who also had a spell at Millwall, made an inauspicious start to his Cherries career but has flourished under boss Eddie Howe and hit 13 goals to help the club return to the Championship.

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10:19am Wed 14 May 14

steve518 says...

Middlesbrough, surely that would be a backwards step!!!!!
Middlesbrough, surely that would be a backwards step!!!!! steve518
  • Score: 6

10:23am Wed 14 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

The rumours are rife in the press, I'd rather see him go to Palace than some of our Championship rivals such as 'Boro, or Cardiff.
Surely it would more satisfying climbing another league with the Cherries and playing a major part in it.
The rumours are rife in the press, I'd rather see him go to Palace than some of our Championship rivals such as 'Boro, or Cardiff. Surely it would more satisfying climbing another league with the Cherries and playing a major part in it. TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 4

10:31am Wed 14 May 14

devon fan says...

they would not tell us if an offer had been received, as we all know that could ruin any potential deal
they would not tell us if an offer had been received, as we all know that could ruin any potential deal devon fan
  • Score: 6

10:46am Wed 14 May 14

lilliputcherry says...

Hopefully Lewis will stay. He turned down 6th placed Brighton so 12th placed Boro and moving north will not be a career step forward. If he does go then to the Premier League and not to a championship rival and with our best wishes for his outstanding performances and loyalty.
Hopefully Lewis will stay. He turned down 6th placed Brighton so 12th placed Boro and moving north will not be a career step forward. If he does go then to the Premier League and not to a championship rival and with our best wishes for his outstanding performances and loyalty. lilliputcherry
  • Score: 4

11:19am Wed 14 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ?

What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing.

Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all.

Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced.

IN EDDY WE TRUST.

U T C I A D.
Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ? What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing. Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all. Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced. IN EDDY WE TRUST. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 6

11:40am Wed 14 May 14

mark.s says...

I'm fairly certain Grabban will go somewhere, when a club comes up to a new level and the striker scores as heavily as Lewis has done, 9 times out of 10 he'll be picked up by a higher paying more established club.

The trick for us is getting as much for him as we can, and if we can send him up to the Premiership and out of our way then all the better.

As long as we can keep the players leaving down to one or two, we'll be fine. And with a few high quality recruits like Gosling, we'll maintain a good standard.
I'm fairly certain Grabban will go somewhere, when a club comes up to a new level and the striker scores as heavily as Lewis has done, 9 times out of 10 he'll be picked up by a higher paying more established club. The trick for us is getting as much for him as we can, and if we can send him up to the Premiership and out of our way then all the better. As long as we can keep the players leaving down to one or two, we'll be fine. And with a few high quality recruits like Gosling, we'll maintain a good standard. mark.s
  • Score: 6

11:42am Wed 14 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ?

What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing.

Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all.

Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced.

IN EDDY WE TRUST.

U T C I A D.
Morning Coops

If Lewis has any asthmatic complaints he won’t be allowed within 150 miles of ‘Boro!!

Seriously though it’s not in our interest for him to go there as when all said and done they are a rival.

In defence of ‘Boro, I have spent time (not done time!) there in the past and quite like the place and the people….
..and also have sustained no irreparable lung damage (that I know of)!
UTMC!
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ? What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing. Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all. Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced. IN EDDY WE TRUST. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Morning Coops If Lewis has any asthmatic complaints he won’t be allowed within 150 miles of ‘Boro!! Seriously though it’s not in our interest for him to go there as when all said and done they are a rival. In defence of ‘Boro, I have spent time (not done time!) there in the past and quite like the place and the people…. ..and also have sustained no irreparable lung damage (that I know of)! UTMC! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: -1

11:55am Wed 14 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote:
Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ?

What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing.

Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all.

Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced.

IN EDDY WE TRUST.

U T C I A D.
Morning Coops

If Lewis has any asthmatic complaints he won’t be allowed within 150 miles of ‘Boro!!

Seriously though it’s not in our interest for him to go there as when all said and done they are a rival.

In defence of ‘Boro, I have spent time (not done time!) there in the past and quite like the place and the people….
..and also have sustained no irreparable lung damage (that I know of)!
UTMC!
L O L , I too visited Boro many many years ago to the old Ayresome Park, a bit different now I will grant you that.

I met some very scary looking Boro fans in Belgium during the Euro's back in 2000 and in fairness they were as good as gold.

Like you say Ted I cannot see him going there and we do not want him going to any of our rivals for next season.

Keep them peeled my fellow troll patroler I am sure that pesky little cave dweller is lurking out there somewhere.

Armed and ready to give him both barrels.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ? What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing. Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all. Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced. IN EDDY WE TRUST. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Morning Coops If Lewis has any asthmatic complaints he won’t be allowed within 150 miles of ‘Boro!! Seriously though it’s not in our interest for him to go there as when all said and done they are a rival. In defence of ‘Boro, I have spent time (not done time!) there in the past and quite like the place and the people…. ..and also have sustained no irreparable lung damage (that I know of)! UTMC![/p][/quote]L O L , I too visited Boro many many years ago to the old Ayresome Park, a bit different now I will grant you that. I met some very scary looking Boro fans in Belgium during the Euro's back in 2000 and in fairness they were as good as gold. Like you say Ted I cannot see him going there and we do not want him going to any of our rivals for next season. Keep them peeled my fellow troll patroler I am sure that pesky little cave dweller is lurking out there somewhere. Armed and ready to give him both barrels. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Wed 14 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^
Hee hee Coops, I will be unleashing the artillery when Poxy & Lalla leave the Stains, you can be sure of that!

Wouldn't like to see Grabbs go to St Fairies as we may be playing them in 2015/16 season if we don't go up. They'll be on their way down to be with their Blue-sailor cousins in the basement!
^ Hee hee Coops, I will be unleashing the artillery when Poxy & Lalla leave the Stains, you can be sure of that! Wouldn't like to see Grabbs go to St Fairies as we may be playing them in 2015/16 season if we don't go up. They'll be on their way down to be with their Blue-sailor cousins in the basement! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 1

12:25pm Wed 14 May 14

afcb-mark says...

Neill Blake said: “No bid has been received for Lewis Grabban from Middlesbrough or any other club.” Note the word 'BID'. The article does not suggest a BID has been made, only 'AN APPROACH' Ask again Neil and ask if there has been an 'approach'. You may just get a different reply, there again you might not!!!!
Neill Blake said: “No bid has been received for Lewis Grabban from Middlesbrough or any other club.” Note the word 'BID'. The article does not suggest a BID has been made, only 'AN APPROACH' Ask again Neil and ask if there has been an 'approach'. You may just get a different reply, there again you might not!!!! afcb-mark
  • Score: 3

2:11pm Wed 14 May 14

smhinto says...

There again, as the old adage states:
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- Never believe anything until it is officially denied -
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.In football nothing could be nearer the truth.
There again, as the old adage states: . - Never believe anything until it is officially denied - . . .In football nothing could be nearer the truth. smhinto
  • Score: 1

3:25pm Wed 14 May 14

mark.s says...

Talking of bids received - I see a second larger bid has gone in for Lallana at Saints. Hopefully a few more quid for us.
Talking of bids received - I see a second larger bid has gone in for Lallana at Saints. Hopefully a few more quid for us. mark.s
  • Score: 3

3:33pm Wed 14 May 14

Square Old Codger says...

Goal scorers are like gold dust a rare commodity and fetch a premium price. I too can't see him going to a competitor in the Championship, though the relegated Premier League Clubs get a parachute payment of £23,000,000 next Season and will be desperate to get back on the "gravy train"..Then too Palace may come in, I hope that we keep him, it wont be easy to replace him and he would benefit from another Season in Eddie's charge and improve still more. Alan Gossling was highly regarded at Everton until his knee injury blighted his career there, but has been at Newcastle for a couple of years now and is no doubt fit. Quite some competition for mid field places now, though Ritchie might be a target too.
Goal scorers are like gold dust a rare commodity and fetch a premium price. I too can't see him going to a competitor in the Championship, though the relegated Premier League Clubs get a parachute payment of £23,000,000 next Season and will be desperate to get back on the "gravy train"..Then too Palace may come in, I hope that we keep him, it wont be easy to replace him and he would benefit from another Season in Eddie's charge and improve still more. Alan Gossling was highly regarded at Everton until his knee injury blighted his career there, but has been at Newcastle for a couple of years now and is no doubt fit. Quite some competition for mid field places now, though Ritchie might be a target too. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 1

3:36pm Wed 14 May 14

Newcastlefan1984 says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ?

What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing.

Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all.

Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced.

IN EDDY WE TRUST.

U T C I A D.
Very funny, Middlesbrough may not be the greatest place in the world but its got something that Bournemouth hasn't, a massive football club with top class facilities and a fantastic stadium.

Sorry but Bournemouth are nowhere near a club the size and stature of Boro.
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ? What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing. Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all. Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced. IN EDDY WE TRUST. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Very funny, Middlesbrough may not be the greatest place in the world but its got something that Bournemouth hasn't, a massive football club with top class facilities and a fantastic stadium. Sorry but Bournemouth are nowhere near a club the size and stature of Boro. Newcastlefan1984
  • Score: -5

4:04pm Wed 14 May 14

ASM says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
Goal scorers are like gold dust a rare commodity and fetch a premium price. I too can't see him going to a competitor in the Championship, though the relegated Premier League Clubs get a parachute payment of £23,000,000 next Season and will be desperate to get back on the "gravy train"..Then too Palace may come in, I hope that we keep him, it wont be easy to replace him and he would benefit from another Season in Eddie's charge and improve still more. Alan Gossling was highly regarded at Everton until his knee injury blighted his career there, but has been at Newcastle for a couple of years now and is no doubt fit. Quite some competition for mid field places now, though Ritchie might be a target too.
it's dan gosling, could be like collinson or surman. He sounds like he is keen to prove a point and has made up his mind he will do at bournemouth, now I wonder if this means O'kane or Arter might be subject to some bids? I hope not, but we had such a great season, I think we will have clubs after ten of our players. For me Ritchie is our most important player because he always puts pressure on the opposition, shoots, scores and assists and our season turned around when he came back.
Also I remember people writing off Grabbs this time last year, just like some are writing off TK.
The future is bright, the future is Eddie
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Goal scorers are like gold dust a rare commodity and fetch a premium price. I too can't see him going to a competitor in the Championship, though the relegated Premier League Clubs get a parachute payment of £23,000,000 next Season and will be desperate to get back on the "gravy train"..Then too Palace may come in, I hope that we keep him, it wont be easy to replace him and he would benefit from another Season in Eddie's charge and improve still more. Alan Gossling was highly regarded at Everton until his knee injury blighted his career there, but has been at Newcastle for a couple of years now and is no doubt fit. Quite some competition for mid field places now, though Ritchie might be a target too.[/p][/quote]it's dan gosling, could be like collinson or surman. He sounds like he is keen to prove a point and has made up his mind he will do at bournemouth, now I wonder if this means O'kane or Arter might be subject to some bids? I hope not, but we had such a great season, I think we will have clubs after ten of our players. For me Ritchie is our most important player because he always puts pressure on the opposition, shoots, scores and assists and our season turned around when he came back. Also I remember people writing off Grabbs this time last year, just like some are writing off TK. The future is bright, the future is Eddie ASM
  • Score: 1

4:07pm Wed 14 May 14

mark.s says...

You cannot deny Boro are in decline, I went there this season just gone and their attendance will only a few hundred more than what we get.
You cannot deny Boro are in decline, I went there this season just gone and their attendance will only a few hundred more than what we get. mark.s
  • Score: 1

4:08pm Wed 14 May 14

afcb-mark says...

Newcastlefan1984 wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote:
Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ?

What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing.

Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all.

Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced.

IN EDDY WE TRUST.

U T C I A D.
Very funny, Middlesbrough may not be the greatest place in the world but its got something that Bournemouth hasn't, a massive football club with top class facilities and a fantastic stadium.

Sorry but Bournemouth are nowhere near a club the size and stature of Boro.
'May not be the greatest place in the world'! That has to be one of the biggest understatements of all time. It is a depressing dump.
[quote][p][bold]Newcastlefan1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ? What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing. Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all. Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced. IN EDDY WE TRUST. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Very funny, Middlesbrough may not be the greatest place in the world but its got something that Bournemouth hasn't, a massive football club with top class facilities and a fantastic stadium. Sorry but Bournemouth are nowhere near a club the size and stature of Boro.[/p][/quote]'May not be the greatest place in the world'! That has to be one of the biggest understatements of all time. It is a depressing dump. afcb-mark
  • Score: 5

5:24pm Wed 14 May 14

smhinto says...

afcb-mark wrote:
Newcastlefan1984 wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote:
Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ?

What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing.

Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all.

Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced.

IN EDDY WE TRUST.

U T C I A D.
Very funny, Middlesbrough may not be the greatest place in the world but its got something that Bournemouth hasn't, a massive football club with top class facilities and a fantastic stadium.

Sorry but Bournemouth are nowhere near a club the size and stature of Boro.
'May not be the greatest place in the world'! That has to be one of the biggest understatements of all time. It is a depressing dump.
Yes, I seem to recall the last occasion I went to Ayresome Park a while ago when Luther Blisset was playing for us. Whilst walking down a particular Street near to the ground, some delightful young lady shouted to her mate from across the street
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"just going to the loo, my tampax has just popped out"
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Just the sort of female one would like to take hoime and meet one's mum I'm sure.
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newcastlefan1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ? What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing. Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all. Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced. IN EDDY WE TRUST. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Very funny, Middlesbrough may not be the greatest place in the world but its got something that Bournemouth hasn't, a massive football club with top class facilities and a fantastic stadium. Sorry but Bournemouth are nowhere near a club the size and stature of Boro.[/p][/quote]'May not be the greatest place in the world'! That has to be one of the biggest understatements of all time. It is a depressing dump.[/p][/quote]Yes, I seem to recall the last occasion I went to Ayresome Park a while ago when Luther Blisset was playing for us. Whilst walking down a particular Street near to the ground, some delightful young lady shouted to her mate from across the street . "just going to the loo, my tampax has just popped out" . Just the sort of female one would like to take hoime and meet one's mum I'm sure. smhinto
  • Score: -3

6:22pm Wed 14 May 14

Ahtafcb says...

afcb-mark wrote:
Newcastlefan1984 wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote:
Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ?

What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing.

Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all.

Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced.

IN EDDY WE TRUST.

U T C I A D.
Very funny, Middlesbrough may not be the greatest place in the world but its got something that Bournemouth hasn't, a massive football club with top class facilities and a fantastic stadium.

Sorry but Bournemouth are nowhere near a club the size and stature of Boro.
'May not be the greatest place in the world'! That has to be one of the biggest understatements of all time. It is a depressing dump.
Having been up and down the country, i have been to some pretty nice places, and some awful places, but middlesboro wins it all , awful place think chernobyl but with people living there ;) ! just because they have a bigger stadium doesnt mean they are a bigger club, our attendances were similar to theirs anyway! besides, i dont know why a newcastle fan is sticking up for middlesboro! maybe you should come down south to see the sun for a change!
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Newcastlefan1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: Middlesboro ! seriously have you ever been there ? What a toilet, they do not call them Smoggy's for nothing. Grabban will go to a premiership club that is if he goes at all. Anyway, if he does go that is good business and he will be replaced. IN EDDY WE TRUST. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Very funny, Middlesbrough may not be the greatest place in the world but its got something that Bournemouth hasn't, a massive football club with top class facilities and a fantastic stadium. Sorry but Bournemouth are nowhere near a club the size and stature of Boro.[/p][/quote]'May not be the greatest place in the world'! That has to be one of the biggest understatements of all time. It is a depressing dump.[/p][/quote]Having been up and down the country, i have been to some pretty nice places, and some awful places, but middlesboro wins it all , awful place think chernobyl but with people living there ;) ! just because they have a bigger stadium doesnt mean they are a bigger club, our attendances were similar to theirs anyway! besides, i dont know why a newcastle fan is sticking up for middlesboro! maybe you should come down south to see the sun for a change! Ahtafcb
  • Score: 2

6:25pm Wed 14 May 14

brungo says...

grabs being grabbed by cardiff as i type!
grabs being grabbed by cardiff as i type! brungo
  • Score: 1

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