AFC Bournemouth: Striker Lewis Grabban makes Norwich City switch

EXIT: Lewis Grabban

EXIT: Lewis Grabban

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STRIKER Lewis Grabban has departed Cherries and signed for Norwich City on a three-year deal, with the option of a further year.

Grabban, who joined Cherries from Rotherham for £300,000 in the summer of 2012, scored 22 goals in the Championship last season, breaking Luther Blissett’s second flight scoring record for the Dean Court club.

The striker signed a fresh three-and-a-half-year deal in January having held talks with Brighton.

However, interest in the 26-year-old continued and Cherries accepted a bid from Cardiff three weeks ago, with the undisclosed offer understood to have triggered a £3million release clause in Grabban’s contract.

With a host of other sides reportedly interested, Norwich beat off competition from their transfer rivals to secure the signature of the in-demand forward.

Grabban scored 35 goals in 93 appearances during his spell at Dean Court.

The front man told Norwich’s official website: "It's good to start a new chapter, get going again with Norwich and hopefully get promotion.

"I've played here before and the atmosphere's been great and the fans are great. It's exciting to be a part of the club now and hopefully do well for them."

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11:13am Thu 5 Jun 14

canfordcherry says...

Best of luck Lewis, thanks for the goals and hard work last season.
Bit of a sideways move it seems as Norwich aren't certainties to go up, in my opinion, but I am sure we will give him a big cheer when he returns to play against us.
Best of luck Lewis, thanks for the goals and hard work last season. Bit of a sideways move it seems as Norwich aren't certainties to go up, in my opinion, but I am sure we will give him a big cheer when he returns to play against us. canfordcherry
  • Score: 3

11:14am Thu 5 Jun 14

shifty035 says...

good luck sad to see you go but you have allways been going where the money is.....shame i thought you and eddie would have done well together lets hope in 12 months time you arnt kicking yourself afcb are on the up we will get to the top and lets hope you done regreat what you have just done.........in eddie we trust
good luck sad to see you go but you have allways been going where the money is.....shame i thought you and eddie would have done well together lets hope in 12 months time you arnt kicking yourself afcb are on the up we will get to the top and lets hope you done regreat what you have just done.........in eddie we trust shifty035
  • Score: 8

11:15am Thu 5 Jun 14

white 147 says...

A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money
A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money white 147
  • Score: 20

11:17am Thu 5 Jun 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Not overjoyed with this as Norwich are competition, but maybe we’ll get Surman out of it if that’s what Eddie wants.

Good luck to Grabbs and thanks for the goals, not too sure loyalty is his strong point, but it’s a short career and hey-ho another door opens and all of that stuff.

Let’s hope we sign another good striker and beat them to the play-offs!

UTC
Not overjoyed with this as Norwich are competition, but maybe we’ll get Surman out of it if that’s what Eddie wants. Good luck to Grabbs and thanks for the goals, not too sure loyalty is his strong point, but it’s a short career and hey-ho another door opens and all of that stuff. Let’s hope we sign another good striker and beat them to the play-offs! UTC TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 13

11:20am Thu 5 Jun 14

curryandstella says...

white 147 wrote:
A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money
Too right, so would I if I was offered double my wages, its a very short career. Best of luck to Grabs.
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money[/p][/quote]Too right, so would I if I was offered double my wages, its a very short career. Best of luck to Grabs. curryandstella
  • Score: 13

11:20am Thu 5 Jun 14

ASM says...

lets hope lallana goes. unfortunately liverpool have given up on him officially now, time to move on with grabbans departure and forget about the lallana money because saints are too stubborn to let us have the 25%.
Time to see what TK can do or the irish lad o'hanlon could step up? maybe eddie has someone lined up?
the biggest shame is he was so good with yann.
good luck grabbs, he always gave 100%. i personally think brighton would have been a much better move for him
lets hope lallana goes. unfortunately liverpool have given up on him officially now, time to move on with grabbans departure and forget about the lallana money because saints are too stubborn to let us have the 25%. Time to see what TK can do or the irish lad o'hanlon could step up? maybe eddie has someone lined up? the biggest shame is he was so good with yann. good luck grabbs, he always gave 100%. i personally think brighton would have been a much better move for him ASM
  • Score: 2

11:20am Thu 5 Jun 14

pokboy says...

Shame to lose him to a club in the same division but wish him well. Grateful for his contribution last season and will miss his excellent work rate.
Hopefully we will sign a suitable replacement and somebody who wants to play for us rather than looking to leave at every opportunity.
Shame to lose him to a club in the same division but wish him well. Grateful for his contribution last season and will miss his excellent work rate. Hopefully we will sign a suitable replacement and somebody who wants to play for us rather than looking to leave at every opportunity. pokboy
  • Score: 10

11:21am Thu 5 Jun 14

white 147 says...

Surman thats ok but we now need another decent striker.
Surman thats ok but we now need another decent striker. white 147
  • Score: 3

11:23am Thu 5 Jun 14

the afcb fan says...

It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go?
All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :)
It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)
It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :) the afcb fan
  • Score: 6

11:29am Thu 5 Jun 14

Trifecta says...

Twelve months ago you would have been hard pushed to give him away and six months back he was going for a million (minus the cut to Rotherham) and now we have this. He will not get anything like the chances at Norwich that he got here and for me he is the new Josh McQuoid so good luck Lewis, you will need it, and congratulations to Eddie on another cracking bit of business!
Twelve months ago you would have been hard pushed to give him away and six months back he was going for a million (minus the cut to Rotherham) and now we have this. He will not get anything like the chances at Norwich that he got here and for me he is the new Josh McQuoid so good luck Lewis, you will need it, and congratulations to Eddie on another cracking bit of business! Trifecta
  • Score: 23

11:38am Thu 5 Jun 14

steve518 says...

white 147 wrote:
A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money
Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!!
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money[/p][/quote]Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!! steve518
  • Score: 3

11:40am Thu 5 Jun 14

mark.s says...

If you told us a year ago that Grabban would move on for £3M - we'd all have fallen about laughing.

He's had a superb season, and I wish him well, he's worked **** hard for us often up front on his own. But it's an excellent fee, for one good season!

Cheers Lewis, just don't go upsetting them poor Millwall saps again!
If you told us a year ago that Grabban would move on for £3M - we'd all have fallen about laughing. He's had a superb season, and I wish him well, he's worked **** hard for us often up front on his own. But it's an excellent fee, for one good season! Cheers Lewis, just don't go upsetting them poor Millwall saps again! mark.s
  • Score: 11

11:41am Thu 5 Jun 14

white 147 says...

the afcb fan wrote:
It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)
Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact.
[quote][p][bold]the afcb fan[/bold] wrote: It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)[/p][/quote]Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact. white 147
  • Score: -15

11:42am Thu 5 Jun 14

Afcbpete says...

Firstly I'd like to thank Grabban for all he's done.... Now that's out of the way, I think the whole thing smells. He's obviously been trying to get more and more, since the Brighton debacle. Money Grabbing Grabban is a suitable name for him. He's shown us no loyalty, I suppose we have at least got far money than the Brighton attempt. I'm really glad he's gone, let's get someone in who firstly will be FAR better than he is any way, and hopefully see's the huge potential here and will be loyal!!.... UTCIAD
Firstly I'd like to thank Grabban for all he's done.... Now that's out of the way, I think the whole thing smells. He's obviously been trying to get more and more, since the Brighton debacle. Money Grabbing Grabban is a suitable name for him. He's shown us no loyalty, I suppose we have at least got far money than the Brighton attempt. I'm really glad he's gone, let's get someone in who firstly will be FAR better than he is any way, and hopefully see's the huge potential here and will be loyal!!.... UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 6

11:45am Thu 5 Jun 14

white 147 says...

steve518 wrote:
white 147 wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money
Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!!
its not all about money but obviously is for you and Grabban
[quote][p][bold]steve518[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money[/p][/quote]Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!![/p][/quote]its not all about money but obviously is for you and Grabban white 147
  • Score: -6

11:48am Thu 5 Jun 14

white 147 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Firstly I'd like to thank Grabban for all he's done.... Now that's out of the way, I think the whole thing smells. He's obviously been trying to get more and more, since the Brighton debacle. Money Grabbing Grabban is a suitable name for him. He's shown us no loyalty, I suppose we have at least got far money than the Brighton attempt. I'm really glad he's gone, let's get someone in who firstly will be FAR better than he is any way, and hopefully see's the huge potential here and will be loyal!!.... UTCIAD
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Firstly I'd like to thank Grabban for all he's done.... Now that's out of the way, I think the whole thing smells. He's obviously been trying to get more and more, since the Brighton debacle. Money Grabbing Grabban is a suitable name for him. He's shown us no loyalty, I suppose we have at least got far money than the Brighton attempt. I'm really glad he's gone, let's get someone in who firstly will be FAR better than he is any way, and hopefully see's the huge potential here and will be loyal!!.... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Well said. white 147
  • Score: 10

11:48am Thu 5 Jun 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

At least the club had the decency to get this done before they released the new shirts and some poor s0ds had their's personalised with Grabban on the back ;}
At least the club had the decency to get this done before they released the new shirts and some poor s0ds had their's personalised with Grabban on the back ;} TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 9

11:56am Thu 5 Jun 14

pokesdown1 says...

Ole!
Ole! pokesdown1
  • Score: 2

11:59am Thu 5 Jun 14

pokesdown1 says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
At least the club had the decency to get this done before they released the new shirts and some poor s0ds had their's personalised with Grabban on the back ;}
A la Shearer a few years back.

Shearers quote...Tough,thats life.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: At least the club had the decency to get this done before they released the new shirts and some poor s0ds had their's personalised with Grabban on the back ;}[/p][/quote]A la Shearer a few years back. Shearers quote...Tough,thats life. pokesdown1
  • Score: 0

12:00pm Thu 5 Jun 14

socoolmichael says...

Funny, I thought that grabs had put on record that he was sure that the club would hold onto its stars and that anyway, everyone wanted to stay at our excellent club? I am sure that Eddie and Co have it covered but I guess that modern day players soon forget about the faith that a club like ours has and the opportunity that we provide to players like Grabbs. He said that he loved the training facilities, the coaching staff and wanted to be involved in the success of the club and wanted to be a part of its future. hey but what do i know, I am just an old fashioned loyal supporter. Thanks Lewis for what you have achieved with AFC and good luck for your future with your new club
Funny, I thought that grabs had put on record that he was sure that the club would hold onto its stars and that anyway, everyone wanted to stay at our excellent club? I am sure that Eddie and Co have it covered but I guess that modern day players soon forget about the faith that a club like ours has and the opportunity that we provide to players like Grabbs. He said that he loved the training facilities, the coaching staff and wanted to be involved in the success of the club and wanted to be a part of its future. hey but what do i know, I am just an old fashioned loyal supporter. Thanks Lewis for what you have achieved with AFC and good luck for your future with your new club socoolmichael
  • Score: 8

12:14pm Thu 5 Jun 14

smhinto says...

steve518 wrote:
white 147 wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money
Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!!
In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB.
.
Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion.
[quote][p][bold]steve518[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money[/p][/quote]Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!![/p][/quote]In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB. . Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion. smhinto
  • Score: -1

12:14pm Thu 5 Jun 14

smhinto says...

steve518 wrote:
white 147 wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money
Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!!
In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB.
.
Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion.
[quote][p][bold]steve518[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money[/p][/quote]Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!![/p][/quote]In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB. . Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion. smhinto
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Thu 5 Jun 14

coops1965cherry says...

£3,000,000. That's a good deal for the club and let's be honest he was always going to go somewhere !

Best of luck to him, it is a short career it's a shame he is going to be up against us this season bet that's football.

We will live without him I am sure of that because Eddy will have seen this coming.

U T C I A D.
£3,000,000. That's a good deal for the club and let's be honest he was always going to go somewhere ! Best of luck to him, it is a short career it's a shame he is going to be up against us this season bet that's football. We will live without him I am sure of that because Eddy will have seen this coming. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 10

12:26pm Thu 5 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

Not chuffed with this move as I have said all along all for players leaving for bigger and better things ie league above then so be it but to go to a club in the same division is a sideways move in my opinion always doubted his loyalty but thankful for the goals he scored for us
Not chuffed with this move as I have said all along all for players leaving for bigger and better things ie league above then so be it but to go to a club in the same division is a sideways move in my opinion always doubted his loyalty but thankful for the goals he scored for us alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

12:28pm Thu 5 Jun 14

shh I am at work says...

I cant believe people think players have a loyalty to a club, its a business and a job for them and they have to do what they can to earn the best living they can.

How many people wouldnt leave their current job for a higher paid job?

Good luck Grabs, I for one will miss you but thanks for what you have done for us
I cant believe people think players have a loyalty to a club, its a business and a job for them and they have to do what they can to earn the best living they can. How many people wouldnt leave their current job for a higher paid job? Good luck Grabs, I for one will miss you but thanks for what you have done for us shh I am at work
  • Score: 5

12:38pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Chris60 says...

Good money for us and whilst dountless a pay rise for him, I don't think it's really a sideways step. I'd be delighted with a play off spot, Norwich will be looking for automatic promotion and will be hugely dissapointed if they don't get at least a play off spot. We would be delighted to fill the ground, Norwich would be dissapointed with the same size crowd. They have parachute payments, we have a £15m loss last year. Sorry, but they're bigger (although that doesn't mean we can't finish above them!!!). Good luck to him (although I have doubts he'll have another season like the last one). Let's move on.
Good money for us and whilst dountless a pay rise for him, I don't think it's really a sideways step. I'd be delighted with a play off spot, Norwich will be looking for automatic promotion and will be hugely dissapointed if they don't get at least a play off spot. We would be delighted to fill the ground, Norwich would be dissapointed with the same size crowd. They have parachute payments, we have a £15m loss last year. Sorry, but they're bigger (although that doesn't mean we can't finish above them!!!). Good luck to him (although I have doubts he'll have another season like the last one). Let's move on. Chris60
  • Score: 16

12:39pm Thu 5 Jun 14

smhinto says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Not chuffed with this move as I have said all along all for players leaving for bigger and better things ie league above then so be it but to go to a club in the same division is a sideways move in my opinion always doubted his loyalty but thankful for the goals he scored for us
In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB.
.
Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion.
.
It which case it may not be a sideways move.
.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Not chuffed with this move as I have said all along all for players leaving for bigger and better things ie league above then so be it but to go to a club in the same division is a sideways move in my opinion always doubted his loyalty but thankful for the goals he scored for us[/p][/quote]In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB. . Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion. . It which case it may not be a sideways move. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: -3

12:54pm Thu 5 Jun 14

mark.s says...

We'll need to climb a bit higher and achieve a bit more before we can say that Norwich is a sideways move. It clearly isn't given their support and resources, Parachute Payments ensure that.

Wish him well, I'm sure if given games and time he'll be a success there. That maybe a big if given their options though, if they keep the Dutch bloke and Hooper.
We'll need to climb a bit higher and achieve a bit more before we can say that Norwich is a sideways move. It clearly isn't given their support and resources, Parachute Payments ensure that. Wish him well, I'm sure if given games and time he'll be a success there. That maybe a big if given their options though, if they keep the Dutch bloke and Hooper. mark.s
  • Score: 3

12:54pm Thu 5 Jun 14

ColinPep1 says...

white 147 wrote:
the afcb fan wrote:
It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)
Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact.
What nonsense! He was not on £35k and is not going to be on anything near that at Norwich, either.
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the afcb fan[/bold] wrote: It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)[/p][/quote]Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact.[/p][/quote]What nonsense! He was not on £35k and is not going to be on anything near that at Norwich, either. ColinPep1
  • Score: 9

1:07pm Thu 5 Jun 14

boyerboy says...

Some of us have long memories...Norwich stuffed us over the terms of Efan Ekoku`s transfer to them -- another part payment( based on appearances) was due, so they sold him for a vast profit and we got nowt...some might say we were niaive with the original transfer terms but I think they behaved dishonourably, just hope we got the terms right this time - another million say when he scores ten goals( will not get many more based on their record this season).
Some of us have long memories...Norwich stuffed us over the terms of Efan Ekoku`s transfer to them -- another part payment( based on appearances) was due, so they sold him for a vast profit and we got nowt...some might say we were niaive with the original transfer terms but I think they behaved dishonourably, just hope we got the terms right this time - another million say when he scores ten goals( will not get many more based on their record this season). boyerboy
  • Score: -1

1:17pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Julian 1964 Bournemouth says...

Disgusted!!!I understand players wanting to better themselves and go as far as possible but i am not happy how this has turned out??If Lewis had not had scored all of these goals he did for us during the season,would clubs have been interested in him???He said "It's good to start a new chapter, get going again with Norwich and hopefully get promotion.

"I've played here before and the atmosphere's been great and the fans are great. It's exciting to be a part of the club now and hopefully do well for them."
That is a complete insult because not a mention how he miss Bournemouth,the supporters and his team players! Do we remember his recent statement that hopefully the same team of players can stay intact ready for the new season and another promotion push??

The grass is not always greener,so be interesting to see how he gets on.
Disgusted!!!I understand players wanting to better themselves and go as far as possible but i am not happy how this has turned out??If Lewis had not had scored all of these goals he did for us during the season,would clubs have been interested in him???He said "It's good to start a new chapter, get going again with Norwich and hopefully get promotion. "I've played here before and the atmosphere's been great and the fans are great. It's exciting to be a part of the club now and hopefully do well for them." That is a complete insult because not a mention how he miss Bournemouth,the supporters and his team players! Do we remember his recent statement that hopefully the same team of players can stay intact ready for the new season and another promotion push?? The grass is not always greener,so be interesting to see how he gets on. Julian 1964 Bournemouth
  • Score: 0

1:26pm Thu 5 Jun 14

mark.s says...

If this is the same deal as we agreed with Cardiff, i.e. £3M with bits on top - then we've got not far off what Saints got for their hero Lambert, who's off to the World Cup as one of England's best strikers.

Not bad business in that context!
If this is the same deal as we agreed with Cardiff, i.e. £3M with bits on top - then we've got not far off what Saints got for their hero Lambert, who's off to the World Cup as one of England's best strikers. Not bad business in that context! mark.s
  • Score: 9

1:44pm Thu 5 Jun 14

abc100 says...

You have to laugh at whoever said he was on 35k a week, if he has doubled his wages to around the 20k a week what's the problem with that, I could look after a lot of my family if I earned that and that is where my loyalty would be, thanks Lewis you never stopped working hard in every game you played for Afcb, also on the subject for those that have questioned his loyalty, maybe Lewis did show loyalty when he no doubtedly turned down a lot more money from Brighton to stay with us until the end of the season, yes we gave him a better contract but that has enabled us to get an extra 2million quid for him, the club must of known at that point he was going at the end of the season, cheers Lewis
You have to laugh at whoever said he was on 35k a week, if he has doubled his wages to around the 20k a week what's the problem with that, I could look after a lot of my family if I earned that and that is where my loyalty would be, thanks Lewis you never stopped working hard in every game you played for Afcb, also on the subject for those that have questioned his loyalty, maybe Lewis did show loyalty when he no doubtedly turned down a lot more money from Brighton to stay with us until the end of the season, yes we gave him a better contract but that has enabled us to get an extra 2million quid for him, the club must of known at that point he was going at the end of the season, cheers Lewis abc100
  • Score: 7

1:47pm Thu 5 Jun 14

coops1965cherry says...

Julian 1964 Bournemouth wrote:
Disgusted!!!I understand players wanting to better themselves and go as far as possible but i am not happy how this has turned out??If Lewis had not had scored all of these goals he did for us during the season,would clubs have been interested in him???He said "It's good to start a new chapter, get going again with Norwich and hopefully get promotion.

"I've played here before and the atmosphere's been great and the fans are great. It's exciting to be a part of the club now and hopefully do well for them."
That is a complete insult because not a mention how he miss Bournemouth,the supporters and his team players! Do we remember his recent statement that hopefully the same team of players can stay intact ready for the new season and another promotion push??

The grass is not always greener,so be interesting to see how he gets on.
I understand how you feel Julian but seriously, is there any loyalty in anything anymore ?

We need to be realistic about this and I know that our pride is hurt a little because he has gone to pastures new, let him run free and see what the future brings.
As you say the grass is not always greener and we are on the threefold of something amazing here and if he does not want to be a part of that then it's his loss.

Am I the only person but did he ever really bond with the fans, no I do not think he did !

I would never describe him a a fans favorite AND NEITHER DID THE PRESS !

U T C I A D..
[quote][p][bold]Julian 1964 Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: Disgusted!!!I understand players wanting to better themselves and go as far as possible but i am not happy how this has turned out??If Lewis had not had scored all of these goals he did for us during the season,would clubs have been interested in him???He said "It's good to start a new chapter, get going again with Norwich and hopefully get promotion. "I've played here before and the atmosphere's been great and the fans are great. It's exciting to be a part of the club now and hopefully do well for them." That is a complete insult because not a mention how he miss Bournemouth,the supporters and his team players! Do we remember his recent statement that hopefully the same team of players can stay intact ready for the new season and another promotion push?? The grass is not always greener,so be interesting to see how he gets on.[/p][/quote]I understand how you feel Julian but seriously, is there any loyalty in anything anymore ? We need to be realistic about this and I know that our pride is hurt a little because he has gone to pastures new, let him run free and see what the future brings. As you say the grass is not always greener and we are on the threefold of something amazing here and if he does not want to be a part of that then it's his loss. Am I the only person but did he ever really bond with the fans, no I do not think he did ! I would never describe him a a fans favorite AND NEITHER DID THE PRESS ! U T C I A D.. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 7

1:47pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

I'm getting a bit disillusioned with football at the moment. You think things are building nicely and you hope your team will continue to progress and then a club with an unfair advantage in the form of parachute payments comes along and steals your main goalscorer. And that club were failures and so have been rewarded for that.
Money talks and that's life I'm afraid. But it still sucks.
I'm getting a bit disillusioned with football at the moment. You think things are building nicely and you hope your team will continue to progress and then a club with an unfair advantage in the form of parachute payments comes along and steals your main goalscorer. And that club were failures and so have been rewarded for that. Money talks and that's life I'm afraid. But it still sucks. Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 9

1:48pm Thu 5 Jun 14

white 147 says...

ColinPep1 wrote:
white 147 wrote:
the afcb fan wrote: It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)
Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact.
What nonsense! He was not on £35k and is not going to be on anything near that at Norwich, either.
Yes he was my friend.
[quote][p][bold]ColinPep1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the afcb fan[/bold] wrote: It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)[/p][/quote]Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact.[/p][/quote]What nonsense! He was not on £35k and is not going to be on anything near that at Norwich, either.[/p][/quote]Yes he was my friend. white 147
  • Score: -7

2:16pm Thu 5 Jun 14

devon fan says...

I have no quarrell with players wishing to better themselves, but some players are just interested in the money they can earn and do give the impression they are greedy, I am sorry to see that Grabban has only moved to a championship club, trusting the club when they say that they are a progressive club we can only wait and see who Eddie will bring in to replace him
I have no quarrell with players wishing to better themselves, but some players are just interested in the money they can earn and do give the impression they are greedy, I am sorry to see that Grabban has only moved to a championship club, trusting the club when they say that they are a progressive club we can only wait and see who Eddie will bring in to replace him devon fan
  • Score: 0

2:25pm Thu 5 Jun 14

O'Reilly says...

smhinto wrote:
steve518 wrote:
white 147 wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money
Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!!
In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB.
.
Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion.
Yep......just checked out the amounts............

The revised payments meant that instead of clubs relegated from the Premier League receiving £16m a year for two years, they received the money over four years - £15m for the first season, £17m for the second and then a further two payments of £8m per season.
Wow! that sort of dosh should certainly give the relegated Clubs an edge.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve518[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money[/p][/quote]Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!![/p][/quote]In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB. . Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion.[/p][/quote]Yep......just checked out the amounts............ The revised payments meant that instead of clubs relegated from the Premier League receiving £16m a year for two years, they received the money over four years - £15m for the first season, £17m for the second and then a further two payments of £8m per season. Wow! that sort of dosh should certainly give the relegated Clubs an edge. O'Reilly
  • Score: 2

2:33pm Thu 5 Jun 14

N Smith says...

Not that bothered , 3 million is a great return on a average striker
Not that bothered , 3 million is a great return on a average striker N Smith
  • Score: 4

2:39pm Thu 5 Jun 14

swanagecherrie says...

Good luck to Lewis with his new club and a very nice return for afcb. TBH take away the penalties and 15 goals is not that great for a striker getting the service Lewis got this season Missed a lot of one on ones and quite a few sitters I'm not slagging him off he worked hard or us every game. Players move on fact I for one will be watching with interest how he does next season.
Good luck to Lewis with his new club and a very nice return for afcb. TBH take away the penalties and 15 goals is not that great for a striker getting the service Lewis got this season Missed a lot of one on ones and quite a few sitters I'm not slagging him off he worked hard or us every game. Players move on fact I for one will be watching with interest how he does next season. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 5

2:49pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Afcb-AJ says...

Good luck lad could have gone for a million in January but signed a new deal ad new you were going to leave in the summer but gained us 2.1 million more at least
Good luck lad could have gone for a million in January but signed a new deal ad new you were going to leave in the summer but gained us 2.1 million more at least Afcb-AJ
  • Score: 3

2:49pm Thu 5 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

smhinto wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Not chuffed with this move as I have said all along all for players leaving for bigger and better things ie league above then so be it but to go to a club in the same division is a sideways move in my opinion always doubted his loyalty but thankful for the goals he scored for us
In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB.
.
Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion.
.
It which case it may not be a sideways move.
.
Regards
Not bad money though for a player that this time last year you where ranting would not cut in the championship !
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Not chuffed with this move as I have said all along all for players leaving for bigger and better things ie league above then so be it but to go to a club in the same division is a sideways move in my opinion always doubted his loyalty but thankful for the goals he scored for us[/p][/quote]In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB. . Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion. . It which case it may not be a sideways move. . Regards[/p][/quote]Not bad money though for a player that this time last year you where ranting would not cut in the championship ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

2:52pm Thu 5 Jun 14

pokesdown1 says...

O'Reilly wrote:
smhinto wrote:
steve518 wrote:
white 147 wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money
Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!!
In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB.
.
Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion.
Yep......just checked out the amounts............

The revised payments meant that instead of clubs relegated from the Premier League receiving £16m a year for two years, they received the money over four years - £15m for the first season, £17m for the second and then a further two payments of £8m per season.
Wow! that sort of dosh should certainly give the relegated Clubs an edge.
All them fazolas for being a crap team.
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steve518[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: A strange move. Only gone for 1 thing. Money[/p][/quote]Its his job, we all do our jobs for money and usually for the company that will pay the most money!!![/p][/quote]In addition, I believe that another reason why he chose Norwich is because they have a better chance of promotion and Premiership football than AFCB. . Norwich have the parachute payments to buy promotion.[/p][/quote]Yep......just checked out the amounts............ The revised payments meant that instead of clubs relegated from the Premier League receiving £16m a year for two years, they received the money over four years - £15m for the first season, £17m for the second and then a further two payments of £8m per season. Wow! that sort of dosh should certainly give the relegated Clubs an edge.[/p][/quote]All them fazolas for being a crap team. pokesdown1
  • Score: 0

3:00pm Thu 5 Jun 14

AfcbBlues says...

People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.
People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town. AfcbBlues
  • Score: 8

3:09pm Thu 5 Jun 14

ASM says...

white 147 wrote:
the afcb fan wrote:
It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)
Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact.
did you they tell you the fact that steve fletcher is the tooth fairy too?
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the afcb fan[/bold] wrote: It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)[/p][/quote]Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact.[/p][/quote]did you they tell you the fact that steve fletcher is the tooth fairy too? ASM
  • Score: 4

3:11pm Thu 5 Jun 14

ASM says...

where are all these surman rumours coming from? they are all over the vitals saying we signed him as part of the deal. i hope not because i thought he was our weakest player last season.
where are all these surman rumours coming from? they are all over the vitals saying we signed him as part of the deal. i hope not because i thought he was our weakest player last season. ASM
  • Score: -1

3:28pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Afcbpete says...

AfcbBlues wrote:
People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.
Hang about, I must of been dreaming when I was regularly in 20,000+ crowds at Dean Court back in the 70's!!! Ridiculous comment... WHEN Uncle Maxim builds a new ground, or buys and expands the current one, we WILL regularly see much larger gates. Grounds can't be thrown up over night, and getting promotion surprised everyone, even I'm sure Maxim. Had Grabban not lied in his comments to the O'hec at the end of the season, and many other things I'm not wasting my time repeating, I'd have no gripe with him moving. Frankly, I'm not bothered any way, we can, and will do far better than him... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.[/p][/quote]Hang about, I must of been dreaming when I was regularly in 20,000+ crowds at Dean Court back in the 70's!!! Ridiculous comment... WHEN Uncle Maxim builds a new ground, or buys and expands the current one, we WILL regularly see much larger gates. Grounds can't be thrown up over night, and getting promotion surprised everyone, even I'm sure Maxim. Had Grabban not lied in his comments to the O'hec at the end of the season, and many other things I'm not wasting my time repeating, I'd have no gripe with him moving. Frankly, I'm not bothered any way, we can, and will do far better than him... UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: -3

3:46pm Thu 5 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

mark.s wrote:
If this is the same deal as we agreed with Cardiff, i.e. £3M with bits on top - then we've got not far off what Saints got for their hero Lambert, who's off to the World Cup as one of England's best strikers.

Not bad business in that context!
Lambert is 32 Grabban is 26.
Good to see he has found what he wants, I didnt rate him that much, fast yes but not much vision. guess he will be burnt out in 3 years anyway.
HOWE has a replacement ready im sure.
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: If this is the same deal as we agreed with Cardiff, i.e. £3M with bits on top - then we've got not far off what Saints got for their hero Lambert, who's off to the World Cup as one of England's best strikers. Not bad business in that context![/p][/quote]Lambert is 32 Grabban is 26. Good to see he has found what he wants, I didnt rate him that much, fast yes but not much vision. guess he will be burnt out in 3 years anyway. HOWE has a replacement ready im sure. holdinkæft
  • Score: 7

3:50pm Thu 5 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

white 147 wrote:
ColinPep1 wrote:
white 147 wrote:
the afcb fan wrote: It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)
Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact.
What nonsense! He was not on £35k and is not going to be on anything near that at Norwich, either.
Yes he was my friend.
you dont have any friends, payroll boy.
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ColinPep1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the afcb fan[/bold] wrote: It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)[/p][/quote]Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact.[/p][/quote]What nonsense! He was not on £35k and is not going to be on anything near that at Norwich, either.[/p][/quote]Yes he was my friend.[/p][/quote]you dont have any friends, payroll boy. holdinkæft
  • Score: 3

3:54pm Thu 5 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

ASM wrote:
where are all these surman rumours coming from? they are all over the vitals saying we signed him as part of the deal. i hope not because i thought he was our weakest player last season.
and what do you know?
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: where are all these surman rumours coming from? they are all over the vitals saying we signed him as part of the deal. i hope not because i thought he was our weakest player last season.[/p][/quote]and what do you know? holdinkæft
  • Score: 0

4:09pm Thu 5 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

white 147 wrote:
the afcb fan wrote:
It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)
Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact.
"Clubs coming down from the Premier League and the bigger clubs in the Championship can pay their players a lot more than we can, and when they can treble or quadruple their money elsewhere it is hard for us to compete;

so what money is he on now payroll boy?
bet you choose 100k per week after Howes statement.
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the afcb fan[/bold] wrote: It does make me smile, the hypocrites who quote money, that's the way of life if people want you and offer better terms who wouldn't go? All the best Lewis and thanks for all your hard work :) It's funny I am sure some of the complainers are the same ones who said you weren't good enough for the championship :)[/p][/quote]Dispite what you hear or read he was on £35000 a week at bournemouth is that not enough. The club will never admit that but thats %100 a fact.[/p][/quote]"Clubs coming down from the Premier League and the bigger clubs in the Championship can pay their players a lot more than we can, and when they can treble or quadruple their money elsewhere it is hard for us to compete; so what money is he on now payroll boy? bet you choose 100k per week after Howes statement. holdinkæft
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Square Old Codger says...

Good luck to him all players seek to play at the highest level they can and clearly he will be paid far more than we can afford and Norwich have a reasonably good chance of promotion this coming season. It wont be easy to replace him either, we can't compete with the big money Clubs and so it's likely that Eddie will look to bring in a player from a lower league with potential, ability and the right attitude and character or even a loan player -We still have a large hole to fill in our finances and the FFP rules to conternd with.
Good luck to him all players seek to play at the highest level they can and clearly he will be paid far more than we can afford and Norwich have a reasonably good chance of promotion this coming season. It wont be easy to replace him either, we can't compete with the big money Clubs and so it's likely that Eddie will look to bring in a player from a lower league with potential, ability and the right attitude and character or even a loan player -We still have a large hole to fill in our finances and the FFP rules to conternd with. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 0

4:26pm Thu 5 Jun 14

MikeTheCherry says...

Will the club actually get £3m for this? Is there not a sell-on clause that we have to give some money to Rotherham (so that Steve Evans can get tighter fitting trousers).

Also, as a ST holder asked to now pay more than £500 for his season ticket (a lot of money to me and other ST holders). Surely the club should be more open with us about its other revenue streams. This 'undisclosed' nonsense really annoys me.
Will the club actually get £3m for this? Is there not a sell-on clause that we have to give some money to Rotherham (so that Steve Evans can get tighter fitting trousers). Also, as a ST holder asked to now pay more than £500 for his season ticket (a lot of money to me and other ST holders). Surely the club should be more open with us about its other revenue streams. This 'undisclosed' nonsense really annoys me. MikeTheCherry
  • Score: 4

4:52pm Thu 5 Jun 14

shh I am at work says...

MikeTheCherry wrote:
Will the club actually get £3m for this? Is there not a sell-on clause that we have to give some money to Rotherham (so that Steve Evans can get tighter fitting trousers).

Also, as a ST holder asked to now pay more than £500 for his season ticket (a lot of money to me and other ST holders). Surely the club should be more open with us about its other revenue streams. This 'undisclosed' nonsense really annoys me.
Why does the club have to be more open, its a business, we maybe loyal and passionate fans but the club like it or not is a business and so why should it disclose information that doesnt have to be shared?

Do your bosses share the information about the business, loss contracts, potential take overs etc. probably not. So why do fans think they have a right to know what the business side of the club is doing. Can you run it any better? Can any of the fans run it any better? If so then why dont you have the money to buy and run it?

I am hoping to win the Euro millions but I know that I wouldnt buy the club as I dont have the relevant skills to run a Championship Football Club.
[quote][p][bold]MikeTheCherry[/bold] wrote: Will the club actually get £3m for this? Is there not a sell-on clause that we have to give some money to Rotherham (so that Steve Evans can get tighter fitting trousers). Also, as a ST holder asked to now pay more than £500 for his season ticket (a lot of money to me and other ST holders). Surely the club should be more open with us about its other revenue streams. This 'undisclosed' nonsense really annoys me.[/p][/quote]Why does the club have to be more open, its a business, we maybe loyal and passionate fans but the club like it or not is a business and so why should it disclose information that doesnt have to be shared? Do your bosses share the information about the business, loss contracts, potential take overs etc. probably not. So why do fans think they have a right to know what the business side of the club is doing. Can you run it any better? Can any of the fans run it any better? If so then why dont you have the money to buy and run it? I am hoping to win the Euro millions but I know that I wouldnt buy the club as I dont have the relevant skills to run a Championship Football Club. shh I am at work
  • Score: 4

5:00pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Afcbpete says...

shh I am at work wrote:
MikeTheCherry wrote:
Will the club actually get £3m for this? Is there not a sell-on clause that we have to give some money to Rotherham (so that Steve Evans can get tighter fitting trousers).

Also, as a ST holder asked to now pay more than £500 for his season ticket (a lot of money to me and other ST holders). Surely the club should be more open with us about its other revenue streams. This 'undisclosed' nonsense really annoys me.
Why does the club have to be more open, its a business, we maybe loyal and passionate fans but the club like it or not is a business and so why should it disclose information that doesnt have to be shared?

Do your bosses share the information about the business, loss contracts, potential take overs etc. probably not. So why do fans think they have a right to know what the business side of the club is doing. Can you run it any better? Can any of the fans run it any better? If so then why dont you have the money to buy and run it?

I am hoping to win the Euro millions but I know that I wouldnt buy the club as I dont have the relevant skills to run a Championship Football Club.
It might be that Norwich didn't want it disclosed, it doesn't have to be our decision...
[quote][p][bold]shh I am at work[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MikeTheCherry[/bold] wrote: Will the club actually get £3m for this? Is there not a sell-on clause that we have to give some money to Rotherham (so that Steve Evans can get tighter fitting trousers). Also, as a ST holder asked to now pay more than £500 for his season ticket (a lot of money to me and other ST holders). Surely the club should be more open with us about its other revenue streams. This 'undisclosed' nonsense really annoys me.[/p][/quote]Why does the club have to be more open, its a business, we maybe loyal and passionate fans but the club like it or not is a business and so why should it disclose information that doesnt have to be shared? Do your bosses share the information about the business, loss contracts, potential take overs etc. probably not. So why do fans think they have a right to know what the business side of the club is doing. Can you run it any better? Can any of the fans run it any better? If so then why dont you have the money to buy and run it? I am hoping to win the Euro millions but I know that I wouldnt buy the club as I dont have the relevant skills to run a Championship Football Club.[/p][/quote]It might be that Norwich didn't want it disclosed, it doesn't have to be our decision... Afcbpete
  • Score: 0

5:56pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Court Side says...

AfcbBlues wrote:
People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.
Agreed with everything you said till the last bit. I see Swansea as more of a model to aspire too. Pretty sure it was only 10 years ago or so that they were floundering down the bottom of League 2, now they're spending £12 million on an international striker in the shape of Wilfred Bony. Yes, we are a small club but we aim to be bigger and i see no reason why we can't achieve that. Lewis did well for us, worked hard and i don't begrudge him his move. With the parachute payments he obviously sees Norwich getting back to the Prem quicker than us getting there. He has a short career and a young family and wants to maximise his earning potential. Good luck to him but we move on and with £3 million quid,( and Lallana will still go somewhere this Summer), and with Eddie spending it on the right players we go onwards and upwards!
[quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.[/p][/quote]Agreed with everything you said till the last bit. I see Swansea as more of a model to aspire too. Pretty sure it was only 10 years ago or so that they were floundering down the bottom of League 2, now they're spending £12 million on an international striker in the shape of Wilfred Bony. Yes, we are a small club but we aim to be bigger and i see no reason why we can't achieve that. Lewis did well for us, worked hard and i don't begrudge him his move. With the parachute payments he obviously sees Norwich getting back to the Prem quicker than us getting there. He has a short career and a young family and wants to maximise his earning potential. Good luck to him but we move on and with £3 million quid,( and Lallana will still go somewhere this Summer), and with Eddie spending it on the right players we go onwards and upwards! Court Side
  • Score: -2

9:00pm Thu 5 Jun 14

AfcbBlues says...

Court Side wrote:
AfcbBlues wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.
Agreed with everything you said till the last bit. I see Swansea as more of a model to aspire too. Pretty sure it was only 10 years ago or so that they were floundering down the bottom of League 2, now they're spending £12 million on an international striker in the shape of Wilfred Bony. Yes, we are a small club but we aim to be bigger and i see no reason why we can't achieve that. Lewis did well for us, worked hard and i don't begrudge him his move. With the parachute payments he obviously sees Norwich getting back to the Prem quicker than us getting there. He has a short career and a young family and wants to maximise his earning potential. Good luck to him but we move on and with £3 million quid,( and Lallana will still go somewhere this Summer), and with Eddie spending it on the right players we go onwards and upwards!
Dont think most people want top flight football in the town, yes those of us that go week in week out do, but the council, the police and 99% of residents dont, a team like Swansea were always a sleeping giant and thats why they are in the position they are, Bournemouth not so sure. How many times was Ted Mac stand sold out last season?? only a few times toward the end of the season, very few games were a total sell out last season. He could build a 25,000 stadium but he won fill it !!! Just my honest opinion......
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.[/p][/quote]Agreed with everything you said till the last bit. I see Swansea as more of a model to aspire too. Pretty sure it was only 10 years ago or so that they were floundering down the bottom of League 2, now they're spending £12 million on an international striker in the shape of Wilfred Bony. Yes, we are a small club but we aim to be bigger and i see no reason why we can't achieve that. Lewis did well for us, worked hard and i don't begrudge him his move. With the parachute payments he obviously sees Norwich getting back to the Prem quicker than us getting there. He has a short career and a young family and wants to maximise his earning potential. Good luck to him but we move on and with £3 million quid,( and Lallana will still go somewhere this Summer), and with Eddie spending it on the right players we go onwards and upwards![/p][/quote]Dont think most people want top flight football in the town, yes those of us that go week in week out do, but the council, the police and 99% of residents dont, a team like Swansea were always a sleeping giant and thats why they are in the position they are, Bournemouth not so sure. How many times was Ted Mac stand sold out last season?? only a few times toward the end of the season, very few games were a total sell out last season. He could build a 25,000 stadium but he won fill it !!! Just my honest opinion...... AfcbBlues
  • Score: 7

9:36pm Thu 5 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

AfcbBlues wrote:
Court Side wrote:
AfcbBlues wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.
Agreed with everything you said till the last bit. I see Swansea as more of a model to aspire too. Pretty sure it was only 10 years ago or so that they were floundering down the bottom of League 2, now they're spending £12 million on an international striker in the shape of Wilfred Bony. Yes, we are a small club but we aim to be bigger and i see no reason why we can't achieve that. Lewis did well for us, worked hard and i don't begrudge him his move. With the parachute payments he obviously sees Norwich getting back to the Prem quicker than us getting there. He has a short career and a young family and wants to maximise his earning potential. Good luck to him but we move on and with £3 million quid,( and Lallana will still go somewhere this Summer), and with Eddie spending it on the right players we go onwards and upwards!
Dont think most people want top flight football in the town, yes those of us that go week in week out do, but the council, the police and 99% of residents dont, a team like Swansea were always a sleeping giant and thats why they are in the position they are, Bournemouth not so sure. How many times was Ted Mac stand sold out last season?? only a few times toward the end of the season, very few games were a total sell out last season. He could build a 25,000 stadium but he won fill it !!! Just my honest opinion......
Quite true, i would prefer we stay where we are for a few years. this league is just as good as the bottom half of the Premiership.
[quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.[/p][/quote]Agreed with everything you said till the last bit. I see Swansea as more of a model to aspire too. Pretty sure it was only 10 years ago or so that they were floundering down the bottom of League 2, now they're spending £12 million on an international striker in the shape of Wilfred Bony. Yes, we are a small club but we aim to be bigger and i see no reason why we can't achieve that. Lewis did well for us, worked hard and i don't begrudge him his move. With the parachute payments he obviously sees Norwich getting back to the Prem quicker than us getting there. He has a short career and a young family and wants to maximise his earning potential. Good luck to him but we move on and with £3 million quid,( and Lallana will still go somewhere this Summer), and with Eddie spending it on the right players we go onwards and upwards![/p][/quote]Dont think most people want top flight football in the town, yes those of us that go week in week out do, but the council, the police and 99% of residents dont, a team like Swansea were always a sleeping giant and thats why they are in the position they are, Bournemouth not so sure. How many times was Ted Mac stand sold out last season?? only a few times toward the end of the season, very few games were a total sell out last season. He could build a 25,000 stadium but he won fill it !!! Just my honest opinion......[/p][/quote]Quite true, i would prefer we stay where we are for a few years. this league is just as good as the bottom half of the Premiership. holdinkæft
  • Score: 8

10:00pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Court Side says...

AfcbBlues wrote:
Court Side wrote:
AfcbBlues wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.
Agreed with everything you said till the last bit. I see Swansea as more of a model to aspire too. Pretty sure it was only 10 years ago or so that they were floundering down the bottom of League 2, now they're spending £12 million on an international striker in the shape of Wilfred Bony. Yes, we are a small club but we aim to be bigger and i see no reason why we can't achieve that. Lewis did well for us, worked hard and i don't begrudge him his move. With the parachute payments he obviously sees Norwich getting back to the Prem quicker than us getting there. He has a short career and a young family and wants to maximise his earning potential. Good luck to him but we move on and with £3 million quid,( and Lallana will still go somewhere this Summer), and with Eddie spending it on the right players we go onwards and upwards!
Dont think most people want top flight football in the town, yes those of us that go week in week out do, but the council, the police and 99% of residents dont, a team like Swansea were always a sleeping giant and thats why they are in the position they are, Bournemouth not so sure. How many times was Ted Mac stand sold out last season?? only a few times toward the end of the season, very few games were a total sell out last season. He could build a 25,000 stadium but he won fill it !!! Just my honest opinion......
Not arguing with your opinion but think how many fans we took up to Wembley and Cardiff for our respective finals. Now if your playing regularly against the likes of Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea, et al, then your filling a 25,000 capacity stadium every home game without fail. Crowds grow as success grows and bigger teams come to town. In League 1 we we're playing the likes of Crawley and Leyton Orient in front of around 5 to 6,000 people, in the Championship against the likes of Leeds and Reading we're selling out a 12,000 capacity stadium. Whether the town or council or whoever wants it isn't really their call. The days of rival teams coming to town and rioting en mass are pretty much a bad memory from the 70's/80's, you get more aggro in town on a Saturday night now from p***ed up stag do's. This is all for the future as we've still got a way to go but that's where we're heading and you should always strive to be the best that you can be. And as regards trying to fill a 25,000 capacity stadium in Bournemouth? If you build it they will come................
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[quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.[/p][/quote]Agreed with everything you said till the last bit. I see Swansea as more of a model to aspire too. Pretty sure it was only 10 years ago or so that they were floundering down the bottom of League 2, now they're spending £12 million on an international striker in the shape of Wilfred Bony. Yes, we are a small club but we aim to be bigger and i see no reason why we can't achieve that. Lewis did well for us, worked hard and i don't begrudge him his move. With the parachute payments he obviously sees Norwich getting back to the Prem quicker than us getting there. He has a short career and a young family and wants to maximise his earning potential. Good luck to him but we move on and with £3 million quid,( and Lallana will still go somewhere this Summer), and with Eddie spending it on the right players we go onwards and upwards![/p][/quote]Dont think most people want top flight football in the town, yes those of us that go week in week out do, but the council, the police and 99% of residents dont, a team like Swansea were always a sleeping giant and thats why they are in the position they are, Bournemouth not so sure. How many times was Ted Mac stand sold out last season?? only a few times toward the end of the season, very few games were a total sell out last season. He could build a 25,000 stadium but he won fill it !!! Just my honest opinion......[/p][/quote]Not arguing with your opinion but think how many fans we took up to Wembley and Cardiff for our respective finals. Now if your playing regularly against the likes of Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea, et al, then your filling a 25,000 capacity stadium every home game without fail. Crowds grow as success grows and bigger teams come to town. In League 1 we we're playing the likes of Crawley and Leyton Orient in front of around 5 to 6,000 people, in the Championship against the likes of Leeds and Reading we're selling out a 12,000 capacity stadium. Whether the town or council or whoever wants it isn't really their call. The days of rival teams coming to town and rioting en mass are pretty much a bad memory from the 70's/80's, you get more aggro in town on a Saturday night now from p***ed up stag do's. This is all for the future as we've still got a way to go but that's where we're heading and you should always strive to be the best that you can be. And as regards trying to fill a 25,000 capacity stadium in Bournemouth? If you build it they will come................ .................... . Court Side
  • Score: -4

10:28pm Thu 5 Jun 14

YafcbY says...

Firstly anyone who is commenting negativity or imply that Grabban has shown Bournemouth disloyalty, just question yourself for a moment. At what point has Grabban been handing in transfer requests? At what point has his performances on the pitch been noncommittal? He did the very thing that most supporters scream at players to do, didn't leave in the January transfer window. He has moved to a bigger club, with large support, prospects of returning to the Premier League. He is also going to play first team football unlike what would have been at Cardiff.

After the performances he has shown this season he deserves this move. The club has made a lot of money out of his transfer, more due to the fact he agreed a new contact with a higher release clause. He was under NO obligation to do this.

Further more if you've actually met the man you will realise that his performances on the pitch are like his character, professional! Everyone benefits from this move, and he will leave with the best wishes of pretty much every Bournemouth supporter. Thank you Lewis, good luck, just please don't score against us!! :-D
Firstly anyone who is commenting negativity or imply that Grabban has shown Bournemouth disloyalty, just question yourself for a moment. At what point has Grabban been handing in transfer requests? At what point has his performances on the pitch been noncommittal? He did the very thing that most supporters scream at players to do, didn't leave in the January transfer window. He has moved to a bigger club, with large support, prospects of returning to the Premier League. He is also going to play first team football unlike what would have been at Cardiff. After the performances he has shown this season he deserves this move. The club has made a lot of money out of his transfer, more due to the fact he agreed a new contact with a higher release clause. He was under NO obligation to do this. Further more if you've actually met the man you will realise that his performances on the pitch are like his character, professional! Everyone benefits from this move, and he will leave with the best wishes of pretty much every Bournemouth supporter. Thank you Lewis, good luck, just please don't score against us!! :-D YafcbY
  • Score: 2

10:54pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Iford Boyz says...

Letzzz bee avinn uuuu cheers Delia we can buy a decent striker for £3 Million. One with team spirit and not a greedy self centered barsteward. I hear Wes is available if you are interested. We are gonna beat Norwich at least twice next season COYR
Letzzz bee avinn uuuu cheers Delia we can buy a decent striker for £3 Million. One with team spirit and not a greedy self centered barsteward. I hear Wes is available if you are interested. We are gonna beat Norwich at least twice next season COYR Iford Boyz
  • Score: -2

9:24am Fri 6 Jun 14

Steveo123 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
AfcbBlues wrote:
People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.
Hang about, I must of been dreaming when I was regularly in 20,000+ crowds at Dean Court back in the 70's!!! Ridiculous comment... WHEN Uncle Maxim builds a new ground, or buys and expands the current one, we WILL regularly see much larger gates. Grounds can't be thrown up over night, and getting promotion surprised everyone, even I'm sure Maxim. Had Grabban not lied in his comments to the O'hec at the end of the season, and many other things I'm not wasting my time repeating, I'd have no gripe with him moving. Frankly, I'm not bothered any way, we can, and will do far better than him... UTCIAD
Think you may have been dreaming,, Apart from a few matches where we played the big boys....in 1970/71 for example, 11,583 was the biggest gate of the season...
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.[/p][/quote]Hang about, I must of been dreaming when I was regularly in 20,000+ crowds at Dean Court back in the 70's!!! Ridiculous comment... WHEN Uncle Maxim builds a new ground, or buys and expands the current one, we WILL regularly see much larger gates. Grounds can't be thrown up over night, and getting promotion surprised everyone, even I'm sure Maxim. Had Grabban not lied in his comments to the O'hec at the end of the season, and many other things I'm not wasting my time repeating, I'd have no gripe with him moving. Frankly, I'm not bothered any way, we can, and will do far better than him... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Think you may have been dreaming,, Apart from a few matches where we played the big boys....in 1970/71 for example, 11,583 was the biggest gate of the season... Steveo123
  • Score: 7

10:51am Fri 6 Jun 14

Afcbpete says...

Steveo123 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
AfcbBlues wrote:
People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.
Hang about, I must of been dreaming when I was regularly in 20,000+ crowds at Dean Court back in the 70's!!! Ridiculous comment... WHEN Uncle Maxim builds a new ground, or buys and expands the current one, we WILL regularly see much larger gates. Grounds can't be thrown up over night, and getting promotion surprised everyone, even I'm sure Maxim. Had Grabban not lied in his comments to the O'hec at the end of the season, and many other things I'm not wasting my time repeating, I'd have no gripe with him moving. Frankly, I'm not bothered any way, we can, and will do far better than him... UTCIAD
Think you may have been dreaming,, Apart from a few matches where we played the big boys....in 1970/71 for example, 11,583 was the biggest gate of the season...
For a start, you're quoting the year we were in the old Div 4. Second half of any season usually shows the biggest gates, we showed that season we could get gates of 20,000+, gates were far in excess of what we have now, because we had the capacity, and that was in the then Div 3, so yes, we could regularly get over 20,000, edging 25,000 were we to get in the Premier League. I wasn't dreaming, I was there, every home game and many away games, were you?? If so, you must of slept through it!!
[quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.[/p][/quote]Hang about, I must of been dreaming when I was regularly in 20,000+ crowds at Dean Court back in the 70's!!! Ridiculous comment... WHEN Uncle Maxim builds a new ground, or buys and expands the current one, we WILL regularly see much larger gates. Grounds can't be thrown up over night, and getting promotion surprised everyone, even I'm sure Maxim. Had Grabban not lied in his comments to the O'hec at the end of the season, and many other things I'm not wasting my time repeating, I'd have no gripe with him moving. Frankly, I'm not bothered any way, we can, and will do far better than him... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Think you may have been dreaming,, Apart from a few matches where we played the big boys....in 1970/71 for example, 11,583 was the biggest gate of the season...[/p][/quote]For a start, you're quoting the year we were in the old Div 4. Second half of any season usually shows the biggest gates, we showed that season we could get gates of 20,000+, gates were far in excess of what we have now, because we had the capacity, and that was in the then Div 3, so yes, we could regularly get over 20,000, edging 25,000 were we to get in the Premier League. I wasn't dreaming, I was there, every home game and many away games, were you?? If so, you must of slept through it!! Afcbpete
  • Score: -8

11:17am Fri 6 Jun 14

Trifecta says...

Pete, the average attendance in 1970 was 8,676 and the next two years, the glory years if you wish, the averages were 12,991 and 12,268. We had very few games top the 15,000 let alone 20,000 and from memory (the programmes are in the garage and I cannot be bothered to find them) they would have been the home game with Villa, 20,360, the Brighton game at about 22,000 and the Bolton game at about the same. The crowds were not "far in excess" of what we have now and apart from the three seasons from 1948 never have been. And yes I was a season ticket holder and did the local away games, the seventies not the 1940's!
Pete, the average attendance in 1970 was 8,676 and the next two years, the glory years if you wish, the averages were 12,991 and 12,268. We had very few games top the 15,000 let alone 20,000 and from memory (the programmes are in the garage and I cannot be bothered to find them) they would have been the home game with Villa, 20,360, the Brighton game at about 22,000 and the Bolton game at about the same. The crowds were not "far in excess" of what we have now and apart from the three seasons from 1948 never have been. And yes I was a season ticket holder and did the local away games, the seventies not the 1940's! Trifecta
  • Score: 9

4:27pm Fri 6 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

Steveo123 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
AfcbBlues wrote:
People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.
Hang about, I must of been dreaming when I was regularly in 20,000+ crowds at Dean Court back in the 70's!!! Ridiculous comment... WHEN Uncle Maxim builds a new ground, or buys and expands the current one, we WILL regularly see much larger gates. Grounds can't be thrown up over night, and getting promotion surprised everyone, even I'm sure Maxim. Had Grabban not lied in his comments to the O'hec at the end of the season, and many other things I'm not wasting my time repeating, I'd have no gripe with him moving. Frankly, I'm not bothered any way, we can, and will do far better than him... UTCIAD
Think you may have been dreaming,, Apart from a few matches where we played the big boys....in 1970/71 for example, 11,583 was the biggest gate of the season...
Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth, 12 February 1972
Score 2-1 to Aston Villa
Competition League Division Three
Venue Villa Park
Attendance 48,110
yes 48,110 what an occasion, still a record for Div 3 attendance.
Goal of the century by Ted. I'm the guy jumping up and down behind the goal amongst the Villa fans.

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=DUBREZli
tK0
[quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.[/p][/quote]Hang about, I must of been dreaming when I was regularly in 20,000+ crowds at Dean Court back in the 70's!!! Ridiculous comment... WHEN Uncle Maxim builds a new ground, or buys and expands the current one, we WILL regularly see much larger gates. Grounds can't be thrown up over night, and getting promotion surprised everyone, even I'm sure Maxim. Had Grabban not lied in his comments to the O'hec at the end of the season, and many other things I'm not wasting my time repeating, I'd have no gripe with him moving. Frankly, I'm not bothered any way, we can, and will do far better than him... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Think you may have been dreaming,, Apart from a few matches where we played the big boys....in 1970/71 for example, 11,583 was the biggest gate of the season...[/p][/quote]Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth, 12 February 1972 Score 2-1 to Aston Villa Competition League Division Three Venue Villa Park Attendance 48,110 yes 48,110 what an occasion, still a record for Div 3 attendance. Goal of the century by Ted. I'm the guy jumping up and down behind the goal amongst the Villa fans. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=DUBREZli tK0 holdinkæft
  • Score: -5

9:51am Sat 7 Jun 14

Trifecta says...

Sorry to deflate yet another balloon but the attendance record was beaten seven years later at the Sheffield derby, 49,307.
Sorry to deflate yet another balloon but the attendance record was beaten seven years later at the Sheffield derby, 49,307. Trifecta
  • Score: 0

8:54pm Sat 7 Jun 14

cromwell9 says...

Steveo123 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
AfcbBlues wrote:
People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.
Hang about, I must of been dreaming when I was regularly in 20,000+ crowds at Dean Court back in the 70's!!! Ridiculous comment... WHEN Uncle Maxim builds a new ground, or buys and expands the current one, we WILL regularly see much larger gates. Grounds can't be thrown up over night, and getting promotion surprised everyone, even I'm sure Maxim. Had Grabban not lied in his comments to the O'hec at the end of the season, and many other things I'm not wasting my time repeating, I'd have no gripe with him moving. Frankly, I'm not bothered any way, we can, and will do far better than him... UTCIAD
Think you may have been dreaming,, Apart from a few matches where we played the big boys....in 1970/71 for example, 11,583 was the biggest gate of the season...
The point is the support is there ,It just needs a stadium fit for the Championship ,and beyond.
[quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.[/p][/quote]Hang about, I must of been dreaming when I was regularly in 20,000+ crowds at Dean Court back in the 70's!!! Ridiculous comment... WHEN Uncle Maxim builds a new ground, or buys and expands the current one, we WILL regularly see much larger gates. Grounds can't be thrown up over night, and getting promotion surprised everyone, even I'm sure Maxim. Had Grabban not lied in his comments to the O'hec at the end of the season, and many other things I'm not wasting my time repeating, I'd have no gripe with him moving. Frankly, I'm not bothered any way, we can, and will do far better than him... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Think you may have been dreaming,, Apart from a few matches where we played the big boys....in 1970/71 for example, 11,583 was the biggest gate of the season...[/p][/quote]The point is the support is there ,It just needs a stadium fit for the Championship ,and beyond. cromwell9
  • Score: -7

8:59pm Sat 7 Jun 14

cromwell9 says...

AfcbBlues wrote:
Court Side wrote:
AfcbBlues wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.
Agreed with everything you said till the last bit. I see Swansea as more of a model to aspire too. Pretty sure it was only 10 years ago or so that they were floundering down the bottom of League 2, now they're spending £12 million on an international striker in the shape of Wilfred Bony. Yes, we are a small club but we aim to be bigger and i see no reason why we can't achieve that. Lewis did well for us, worked hard and i don't begrudge him his move. With the parachute payments he obviously sees Norwich getting back to the Prem quicker than us getting there. He has a short career and a young family and wants to maximise his earning potential. Good luck to him but we move on and with £3 million quid,( and Lallana will still go somewhere this Summer), and with Eddie spending it on the right players we go onwards and upwards!
Dont think most people want top flight football in the town, yes those of us that go week in week out do, but the council, the police and 99% of residents dont, a team like Swansea were always a sleeping giant and thats why they are in the position they are, Bournemouth not so sure. How many times was Ted Mac stand sold out last season?? only a few times toward the end of the season, very few games were a total sell out last season. He could build a 25,000 stadium but he won fill it !!! Just my honest opinion......
How do you know?. AFCB have a support base as big as BRISTOL,
SE Dorset/West Hants,is a huge area .(N0 they are not all on walking sticks)
before you say it,
[quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AfcbBlues[/bold] wrote: People in their day to day working life move for £1k a year more so why shouldnt a footballer move for more money?? Was he born in Bournemouth NO, does he have family roots in Bournemouth NO, Is Bournemouth the club he support as a boy NO, was it his life long ambition to pull on the Red Jersey of Bournemouth NO. so give him a break he's only doing what everyone else would do trying to better hmself and his family financially. Also whether we like it or not, playing in a nice stadium in front of 25,000 everyweek must be more attractive to playing in front of 10,500 !! Simple facts of life are we are and always will be a small club just like a Blackpool........its no a football town.[/p][/quote]Agreed with everything you said till the last bit. I see Swansea as more of a model to aspire too. Pretty sure it was only 10 years ago or so that they were floundering down the bottom of League 2, now they're spending £12 million on an international striker in the shape of Wilfred Bony. Yes, we are a small club but we aim to be bigger and i see no reason why we can't achieve that. Lewis did well for us, worked hard and i don't begrudge him his move. With the parachute payments he obviously sees Norwich getting back to the Prem quicker than us getting there. He has a short career and a young family and wants to maximise his earning potential. Good luck to him but we move on and with £3 million quid,( and Lallana will still go somewhere this Summer), and with Eddie spending it on the right players we go onwards and upwards![/p][/quote]Dont think most people want top flight football in the town, yes those of us that go week in week out do, but the council, the police and 99% of residents dont, a team like Swansea were always a sleeping giant and thats why they are in the position they are, Bournemouth not so sure. How many times was Ted Mac stand sold out last season?? only a few times toward the end of the season, very few games were a total sell out last season. He could build a 25,000 stadium but he won fill it !!! Just my honest opinion......[/p][/quote]How do you know?. AFCB have a support base as big as BRISTOL, SE Dorset/West Hants,is a huge area .(N0 they are not all on walking sticks) before you say it, cromwell9
  • Score: -6

7:38pm Tue 10 Jun 14

carrrob says...

Not a bad striker but never worth that sort of money hope he doesn't end up on the ex afcb players scrap heap .
Just Rante to dispose of now !
Not a bad striker but never worth that sort of money hope he doesn't end up on the ex afcb players scrap heap . Just Rante to dispose of now ! carrrob
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