AFC Bournemouth: Darryl Flahavan keen on new Cherries deal

VETERAN STOPPER: Darryl Flahavan

VETERAN STOPPER: Darryl Flahavan

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OUT-of-contract goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan has revealed his desire to stay at Cherries and insisted his sights remained set on reclaiming the number one jersey.

Talks are ongoing between Cherries and the 35-year-old over a new deal, with the veteran stopper keen to commit despite overtures from other clubs.

Flahavan was restricted to just one substitute appearance in the Championship last season, made when Ryan Allsop was sent off in the 2-1 defeat at Leeds United on October 1.

Having picked up a thigh strain and dead leg during that match, six weeks on the sidelines left him unable to capitalise on Allsop’s suspension to kick-start an extended run in the side.

During that time, Lee Camp came in on loan from West Bromwich Albion and became undisputed first-choice for the rest of the campaign, signing a permanent deal with Cherries in January.

But despite stiff competition for places at Dean Court, the former Southend United favourite retains his bullish intent to play and sees no reason for his playing days in Dorset to end just yet.

Discussing the prospect of a new deal, Flahavan told the Daily Echo: “At the minute, I think Bournemouth is the right fit for me.

“I did look at the couple of things when they came up but felt that with the way the club has been going, that this was the place to be. At some stage over the next few weeks, I’m sure we will get something sorted.

“When I was considering my future, I wanted to see what my options were and what was best for my family. I still want to play and I think I will always have that mentality, which the manager knows.

“I’m not naive to think that I’m going to come in and play every game but if the chance comes along, I need to be ready because I still feel fit enough to play into my forties if I’m honest.

“Given the opportunity, if someone believes in me to continue as a player, then I think I’m more than capable of delivering. I train well, eat well and look after myself. I still feel as though I can go on for a number of years.”

Meanwhile, Flahavan will begin preparations for life beyond his on-field career by taking his UEFA B coaching licence in Gloucester this summer.

“I’m at that stage of my career,” he added. “I just want to get it done while I am still playing so when the time comes to jump over the fence, it is there.”

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7:47am Tue 3 Jun 14

canfordcherry says...

Flavs has a tough job in becoming first choice with us I feel. Are we paying for his Eufa B course? That could tell him where his future lies.

As for the SCG (tee hee) I see now Lalla is in the USofA and free to talk publicly he is saying that he is annoyed his phone calls to the board at he weekend were IGNORED as he wanted to go to L/pool. He is now determined to leave after the WC to pursue his dream of Ch Lge footie! which he wont get at his current club. Certainly bad blood between them now!
Not the way to instil confidence in your leadership skills Katerina by almost, it seems, keeping players against their will. It would only lead to an exodus of staff............. oh it's already happening!
Counting the days till they sell up and go. My estimate 70 and counting!
Flavs has a tough job in becoming first choice with us I feel. Are we paying for his Eufa B course? That could tell him where his future lies. As for the SCG (tee hee) I see now Lalla is in the USofA and free to talk publicly he is saying that he is annoyed his phone calls to the board at he weekend were IGNORED as he wanted to go to L/pool. He is now determined to leave after the WC to pursue his dream of Ch Lge footie! which he wont get at his current club. Certainly bad blood between them now! Not the way to instil confidence in your leadership skills Katerina by almost, it seems, keeping players against their will. It would only lead to an exodus of staff............. oh it's already happening! Counting the days till they sell up and go. My estimate 70 and counting! canfordcherry
  • Score: -3

8:16am Tue 3 Jun 14

boyerboy says...

canfordcherry wrote:
Flavs has a tough job in becoming first choice with us I feel. Are we paying for his Eufa B course? That could tell him where his future lies.

As for the SCG (tee hee) I see now Lalla is in the USofA and free to talk publicly he is saying that he is annoyed his phone calls to the board at he weekend were IGNORED as he wanted to go to L/pool. He is now determined to leave after the WC to pursue his dream of Ch Lge footie! which he wont get at his current club. Certainly bad blood between them now!
Not the way to instil confidence in your leadership skills Katerina by almost, it seems, keeping players against their will. It would only lead to an exodus of staff............. oh it's already happening!
Counting the days till they sell up and go. My estimate 70 and counting!
And thankyou Stains for the £5 mill plus you will be giving us.....we may need to do them a favour and lend them a player or three at the start of next season, methinks they will be short...............
..............
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Flavs has a tough job in becoming first choice with us I feel. Are we paying for his Eufa B course? That could tell him where his future lies. As for the SCG (tee hee) I see now Lalla is in the USofA and free to talk publicly he is saying that he is annoyed his phone calls to the board at he weekend were IGNORED as he wanted to go to L/pool. He is now determined to leave after the WC to pursue his dream of Ch Lge footie! which he wont get at his current club. Certainly bad blood between them now! Not the way to instil confidence in your leadership skills Katerina by almost, it seems, keeping players against their will. It would only lead to an exodus of staff............. oh it's already happening! Counting the days till they sell up and go. My estimate 70 and counting![/p][/quote]And thankyou Stains for the £5 mill plus you will be giving us.....we may need to do them a favour and lend them a player or three at the start of next season, methinks they will be short............... .............. boyerboy
  • Score: 3

8:35am Tue 3 Jun 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

boyerboy wrote:
canfordcherry wrote: Flavs has a tough job in becoming first choice with us I feel. Are we paying for his Eufa B course? That could tell him where his future lies. As for the SCG (tee hee) I see now Lalla is in the USofA and free to talk publicly he is saying that he is annoyed his phone calls to the board at he weekend were IGNORED as he wanted to go to L/pool. He is now determined to leave after the WC to pursue his dream of Ch Lge footie! which he wont get at his current club. Certainly bad blood between them now! Not the way to instil confidence in your leadership skills Katerina by almost, it seems, keeping players against their will. It would only lead to an exodus of staff............. oh it's already happening! Counting the days till they sell up and go. My estimate 70 and counting!
And thankyou Stains for the £5 mill plus you will be giving us.....we may need to do them a favour and lend them a player or three at the start of next season, methinks they will be short............... ..............
I hear Poopey will lend them their last seasons 1st team shirts if they get so hard up they can't afford any kit next season. Fair play to Lallana for speaking up for himself, will be watching with interest and I don't mean bank rate interest or do I? KERRRRRCHINNG-£££
££££££££'s

As for Flavs he seems to be liked by Eddie and watching that penalty save against L**ds last season was worth his seasons salary IMO! Sadly we can't find a place for everbody, so will interested to see what happens with our keepers.
UTC
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Flavs has a tough job in becoming first choice with us I feel. Are we paying for his Eufa B course? That could tell him where his future lies. As for the SCG (tee hee) I see now Lalla is in the USofA and free to talk publicly he is saying that he is annoyed his phone calls to the board at he weekend were IGNORED as he wanted to go to L/pool. He is now determined to leave after the WC to pursue his dream of Ch Lge footie! which he wont get at his current club. Certainly bad blood between them now! Not the way to instil confidence in your leadership skills Katerina by almost, it seems, keeping players against their will. It would only lead to an exodus of staff............. oh it's already happening! Counting the days till they sell up and go. My estimate 70 and counting![/p][/quote]And thankyou Stains for the £5 mill plus you will be giving us.....we may need to do them a favour and lend them a player or three at the start of next season, methinks they will be short............... ..............[/p][/quote]I hear Poopey will lend them their last seasons 1st team shirts if they get so hard up they can't afford any kit next season. Fair play to Lallana for speaking up for himself, will be watching with interest and I don't mean bank rate interest or do I? KERRRRRCHINNG-£££ ££££££££'s As for Flavs he seems to be liked by Eddie and watching that penalty save against L**ds last season was worth his seasons salary IMO! Sadly we can't find a place for everbody, so will interested to see what happens with our keepers. UTC TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 0

8:40am Tue 3 Jun 14

canfordcherry says...

boyerboy wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
Flavs has a tough job in becoming first choice with us I feel. Are we paying for his Eufa B course? That could tell him where his future lies.

As for the SCG (tee hee) I see now Lalla is in the USofA and free to talk publicly he is saying that he is annoyed his phone calls to the board at he weekend were IGNORED as he wanted to go to L/pool. He is now determined to leave after the WC to pursue his dream of Ch Lge footie! which he wont get at his current club. Certainly bad blood between them now!
Not the way to instil confidence in your leadership skills Katerina by almost, it seems, keeping players against their will. It would only lead to an exodus of staff............. oh it's already happening!
Counting the days till they sell up and go. My estimate 70 and counting!
And thankyou Stains for the £5 mill plus you will be giving us.....we may need to do them a favour and lend them a player or three at the start of next season, methinks they will be short...............

..............
I see the straw that broke the camels back is that he is getting complaints over his 'footie pitch' he wants to build in his garden (see echo main news).
When your club is being sold around you, your neighbours are moaning about your garden and you want to play in the Ch Lge even L/pool starts to look desirable!
Hope he is Player Of The Tournament and Golden Boot for obvious reasons!
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Flavs has a tough job in becoming first choice with us I feel. Are we paying for his Eufa B course? That could tell him where his future lies. As for the SCG (tee hee) I see now Lalla is in the USofA and free to talk publicly he is saying that he is annoyed his phone calls to the board at he weekend were IGNORED as he wanted to go to L/pool. He is now determined to leave after the WC to pursue his dream of Ch Lge footie! which he wont get at his current club. Certainly bad blood between them now! Not the way to instil confidence in your leadership skills Katerina by almost, it seems, keeping players against their will. It would only lead to an exodus of staff............. oh it's already happening! Counting the days till they sell up and go. My estimate 70 and counting![/p][/quote]And thankyou Stains for the £5 mill plus you will be giving us.....we may need to do them a favour and lend them a player or three at the start of next season, methinks they will be short............... ..............[/p][/quote]I see the straw that broke the camels back is that he is getting complaints over his 'footie pitch' he wants to build in his garden (see echo main news). When your club is being sold around you, your neighbours are moaning about your garden and you want to play in the Ch Lge even L/pool starts to look desirable! Hope he is Player Of The Tournament and Golden Boot for obvious reasons! canfordcherry
  • Score: 2

8:44am Tue 3 Jun 14

mark.s says...

I would guess a loan would be more beneficial to Allsop than sitting on our bench because Camp is going to be no.1 - and if we loan Allsop out then Flav is more than able to sit on the bench and step in if there's a problem.
I would guess a loan would be more beneficial to Allsop than sitting on our bench because Camp is going to be no.1 - and if we loan Allsop out then Flav is more than able to sit on the bench and step in if there's a problem. mark.s
  • Score: 9

8:55am Tue 3 Jun 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

mark.s wrote:
I would guess a loan would be more beneficial to Allsop than sitting on our bench because Camp is going to be no.1 - and if we loan Allsop out then Flav is more than able to sit on the bench and step in if there's a problem.
Sounds like a common sense solution to me
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: I would guess a loan would be more beneficial to Allsop than sitting on our bench because Camp is going to be no.1 - and if we loan Allsop out then Flav is more than able to sit on the bench and step in if there's a problem.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a common sense solution to me TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 3

9:08am Tue 3 Jun 14

mark.s says...

As for Lallana, I see both he and Shaw have told Saints they want to leave now. Doesn't give Saints much of a poker hand to play with Liverpool/United etc. Although it looks like it may drag on and on, Saints aren't about to just hand over that cheque with a smile, funnily enough. I can imagine they're hurting after such a successful season,. but we've all been there.

Time for them to man up, let the players go that want to leave, and build around a a new core that want to be there. Every team goes through rebuilding phases, and they'll have many times more cash to do it than most.

Don't know what they're all moaning about, get on with it.
As for Lallana, I see both he and Shaw have told Saints they want to leave now. Doesn't give Saints much of a poker hand to play with Liverpool/United etc. Although it looks like it may drag on and on, Saints aren't about to just hand over that cheque with a smile, funnily enough. I can imagine they're hurting after such a successful season,. but we've all been there. Time for them to man up, let the players go that want to leave, and build around a a new core that want to be there. Every team goes through rebuilding phases, and they'll have many times more cash to do it than most. Don't know what they're all moaning about, get on with it. mark.s
  • Score: 6

10:07am Tue 3 Jun 14

smhinto says...

Yes I feel that Flavs is worth hanging on to.
.
Allsop is a little wet behind the ears at the moment but will come good eventually.
Yes I feel that Flavs is worth hanging on to. . Allsop is a little wet behind the ears at the moment but will come good eventually. smhinto
  • Score: 1

10:35am Tue 3 Jun 14

Noel. says...

Sorry never been a fan of Flahaven's, much rather keep Allsop and Buchel as deputies to Camp.
Sorry never been a fan of Flahaven's, much rather keep Allsop and Buchel as deputies to Camp. Noel.
  • Score: 2

12:34pm Tue 3 Jun 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

C’mon boys and girls, we’re a bit slow on the reunions today, Cherries Re-united is going downhill too soon!!!

After yesterday’s touching linking of the fly-boys-without-win
gs i.e. Group Captain Mince-boy Archer and Wing Commander 'air-scout 'Smhinto re-living fighting for Queen and country from the safety of a bunker somewhere (ssshh!) and their potential breaching of the official secrets act, I feel there is something missing on here today!

Beaufort school in the ‘70’s anyone (before Flavs time) and who could forget when the O2 was called Tiffany’s???

P.S. Just teasing Mince & Smhinto ;-}

P.P.S. Steady Eddie – couldn’t quite un-scramble your morse code message from yesterday - shame

P.P.P.S. Coops - keep 'em peeled!
C’mon boys and girls, we’re a bit slow on the reunions today, Cherries Re-united is going downhill too soon!!! After yesterday’s touching linking of the fly-boys-without-win gs i.e. Group Captain Mince-boy Archer and Wing Commander 'air-scout 'Smhinto re-living fighting for Queen and country from the safety of a bunker somewhere (ssshh!) and their potential breaching of the official secrets act, I feel there is something missing on here today! Beaufort school in the ‘70’s anyone (before Flavs time) and who could forget when the O2 was called Tiffany’s??? P.S. Just teasing Mince & Smhinto ;-} P.P.S. Steady Eddie – couldn’t quite un-scramble your morse code message from yesterday - shame P.P.P.S. Coops - keep 'em peeled! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 0

12:59pm Tue 3 Jun 14

cherryexe says...

Where's mincing today then . On Saturday he was on on here spouting on about in side info and that lalana was going nowhere what a ****
Where's mincing today then . On Saturday he was on on here spouting on about in side info and that lalana was going nowhere what a **** cherryexe
  • Score: 1

4:04pm Tue 3 Jun 14

raybren says...

MincePie and Smhinto have donned their uniforms and are meeting halfway . Amazingly between Southampton and Lincoln that is Bletchley , which I think was where the de - coding was done . Spooky !
MincePie and Smhinto have donned their uniforms and are meeting halfway . Amazingly between Southampton and Lincoln that is Bletchley , which I think was where the de - coding was done . Spooky ! raybren
  • Score: 0

4:18pm Tue 3 Jun 14

coops1965cherry says...

Afternoon fellow snipers, all quiet on the troll front it would appear !

Probably sniffling around the cave entrance wondering who is going to come and steal their players next, looking forward to seeing haw Eddy / the club will spend that little wind fall from Lallana !
Ironic that isn't it ?

Back to the business in hand, sorry Flavs but Camp it way ahead of you buddy and for me you were always a little too short for the modern game.

Crosses will always cause you problems but I wish you all the best whatever you do but it won;t be getting in ahead of Camp.

U T C I A D.
Afternoon fellow snipers, all quiet on the troll front it would appear ! Probably sniffling around the cave entrance wondering who is going to come and steal their players next, looking forward to seeing haw Eddy / the club will spend that little wind fall from Lallana ! Ironic that isn't it ? Back to the business in hand, sorry Flavs but Camp it way ahead of you buddy and for me you were always a little too short for the modern game. Crosses will always cause you problems but I wish you all the best whatever you do but it won;t be getting in ahead of Camp. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: -1

4:45pm Tue 3 Jun 14

golfer33 says...

raybren wrote:
MincePie and Smhinto have donned their uniforms and are meeting halfway . Amazingly between Southampton and Lincoln that is Bletchley , which I think was where the de - coding was done . Spooky !
Did you get your new season ticket paid for by Oxbig due to him losing his bet.?
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: MincePie and Smhinto have donned their uniforms and are meeting halfway . Amazingly between Southampton and Lincoln that is Bletchley , which I think was where the de - coding was done . Spooky ![/p][/quote]Did you get your new season ticket paid for by Oxbig due to him losing his bet.? golfer33
  • Score: -1

8:21pm Tue 3 Jun 14

cromwell9 says...

mark.s wrote:
I would guess a loan would be more beneficial to Allsop than sitting on our bench because Camp is going to be no.1 - and if we loan Allsop out then Flav is more than able to sit on the bench and step in if there's a problem.
Make it a permenant loan for ALLSOP.
His stupidity cost us a play of place.Look at his antics at the Leeds game,and other matches ,He just about drove us all mad in the Fletch Stand.
Eddy Howe may think he will eventualy have a place in the BMTH squad,But in his heart Eddy knows he made a big mistake putting a ROOKI keeper in goal (IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP) ,PLEASE.
So Flahaven as back up keeper,Yes .we have seen what he is capable of .I like him.
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: I would guess a loan would be more beneficial to Allsop than sitting on our bench because Camp is going to be no.1 - and if we loan Allsop out then Flav is more than able to sit on the bench and step in if there's a problem.[/p][/quote]Make it a permenant loan for ALLSOP. His stupidity cost us a play of place.Look at his antics at the Leeds game,and other matches ,He just about drove us all mad in the Fletch Stand. Eddy Howe may think he will eventualy have a place in the BMTH squad,But in his heart Eddy knows he made a big mistake putting a ROOKI keeper in goal (IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP) ,PLEASE. So Flahaven as back up keeper,Yes .we have seen what he is capable of .I like him. cromwell9
  • Score: -1

8:24pm Tue 3 Jun 14

cromwell9 says...

Noel. wrote:
Sorry never been a fan of Flahaven's, much rather keep Allsop and Buchel as deputies to Camp.
Tell me why you prefer Allsop to Flahaven.?.
Allsop would have trouble getting in the Poole Town side
[quote][p][bold]Noel.[/bold] wrote: Sorry never been a fan of Flahaven's, much rather keep Allsop and Buchel as deputies to Camp.[/p][/quote]Tell me why you prefer Allsop to Flahaven.?. Allsop would have trouble getting in the Poole Town side cromwell9
  • Score: -2

9:45pm Tue 3 Jun 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

golfer33 wrote:
raybren wrote:
MincePie and Smhinto have donned their uniforms and are meeting halfway . Amazingly between Southampton and Lincoln that is Bletchley , which I think was where the de - coding was done . Spooky !
Did you get your new season ticket paid for by Oxbig due to him losing his bet.?
Interesting how you got a -1 for that question Golfer methinks that Oxbig is out there somewhere pushing the thumbs down button!

It's a shame he's under radio silence or we could have assigned Smhinto & Archie to track the dishonourable creature down.
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: MincePie and Smhinto have donned their uniforms and are meeting halfway . Amazingly between Southampton and Lincoln that is Bletchley , which I think was where the de - coding was done . Spooky ![/p][/quote]Did you get your new season ticket paid for by Oxbig due to him losing his bet.?[/p][/quote]Interesting how you got a -1 for that question Golfer methinks that Oxbig is out there somewhere pushing the thumbs down button! It's a shame he's under radio silence or we could have assigned Smhinto & Archie to track the dishonourable creature down. TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 1

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