AFC Bournemouth: Coventry striker Callum Wilson looks set to reject Norwich in favour of Cherries

HITMAN: Callum Wilson, left

HITMAN: Callum Wilson, left

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COVENTRY City striker Callum Wilson looks set to reject a move to Norwich City in favour of Cherries.

The 22-goal front man has held talks with both interested parties but sees the Dorset club as a better option.

Wilson, who was also the subject of interest from Wolves and Brentford, bagged 22 goals in 41 appearances last term, making him the third-highest scorer in League One.

Born and bred in Coventry, Wilson debuted in the League Cup in August 2009 and made his first league appearance as a substitute against QPR in December 2010.

He made 17 appearances during a loan stint with Kettering Town in the Conference before being restricted to just three outings at Tamworth, also in non-league’s top flight.

Wilson scored one goal in 12 appearances for City in 2012-13 prior to making his breakthrough under boss Steven Pressley last term.

That he hit the 22-goal mark in 2013-14 was all the more impressive given that he spent two months on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.

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2:37pm Fri 4 Jul 14

pure_afcb says...

well done afcb got our man after all, and all those who said he would go to norwich tut tut!!
well done afcb got our man after all, and all those who said he would go to norwich tut tut!! pure_afcb
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2:47pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Nat1234 says...

Lets just hope he signs. Ishmael miller is on eddies radar as well. If we get him. That will be 2 fantastic signings..
Lets just hope he signs. Ishmael miller is on eddies radar as well. If we get him. That will be 2 fantastic signings.. Nat1234
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2:56pm Fri 4 Jul 14

bobsworthforever says...

Great news and Coventry get Allsop and Coulibally on loans so much for he will sign for Norwich/FFP lot masterstroke Eddie
Great news and Coventry get Allsop and Coulibally on loans so much for he will sign for Norwich/FFP lot masterstroke Eddie bobsworthforever
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2:58pm Fri 4 Jul 14

afcbtintin says...

bobsworthforever wrote:
Great news and Coventry get Allsop and Coulibally on loans so much for he will sign for Norwich/FFP lot masterstroke Eddie
If it helps with FFP then great but I would have loved to have seen Mo given a, proper chance.

UTCIAD s
[quote][p][bold]bobsworthforever[/bold] wrote: Great news and Coventry get Allsop and Coulibally on loans so much for he will sign for Norwich/FFP lot masterstroke Eddie[/p][/quote]If it helps with FFP then great but I would have loved to have seen Mo given a, proper chance. UTCIAD s afcbtintin
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3:10pm Fri 4 Jul 14

ianbthomson says...

Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :)

I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller
Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :) I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller ianbthomson
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3:27pm Fri 4 Jul 14

babyduck says...

Yey. Can't wait for ko!
Yey. Can't wait for ko! babyduck
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3:36pm Fri 4 Jul 14

afcbtintin says...

ianbthomson wrote:
Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :)

I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller
Would a league one side take BP ?
[quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :) I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller[/p][/quote]Would a league one side take BP ? afcbtintin
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3:38pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Court Side says...

Expect Callum to flourish up front with Big Yann this coming season and just look at "little old" Bournemouth beating "big club" Norwich to a major signing! Ha Ha! Who got the better deal? Time will tell but at 22 Callum's got bags of potential and the right boss to guide him where as, although wishing Grabbs all the best, was he a Championship one season wonder ?And now he'll be playing for a rookie boss in charge at his new club. Seen this sort of thing before, clubs coming down from the Prem with intense pressure for an immediate return, bad starts can lead to a crisis very quickly. Just sayin'! Tweet tweet, my lovelies!
Hopefully they won't hold a grudge and will sell us Surman and that should be us raring to go for the new season.
Seen a few fans on Twitter questioning why he'd come to us. Think they need to get their heads out of there 1970's football annuals and realise we are a different club now with a different ambition with the only "small" thing about us being our ground which will hopefully be rectified in the coming seasons. They way we're going we should be looking for a 20-25k capacity either expanding,(if that's possible?), or built from new.
Expect Callum to flourish up front with Big Yann this coming season and just look at "little old" Bournemouth beating "big club" Norwich to a major signing! Ha Ha! Who got the better deal? Time will tell but at 22 Callum's got bags of potential and the right boss to guide him where as, although wishing Grabbs all the best, was he a Championship one season wonder ?And now he'll be playing for a rookie boss in charge at his new club. Seen this sort of thing before, clubs coming down from the Prem with intense pressure for an immediate return, bad starts can lead to a crisis very quickly. Just sayin'! Tweet tweet, my lovelies! Hopefully they won't hold a grudge and will sell us Surman and that should be us raring to go for the new season. Seen a few fans on Twitter questioning why he'd come to us. Think they need to get their heads out of there 1970's football annuals and realise we are a different club now with a different ambition with the only "small" thing about us being our ground which will hopefully be rectified in the coming seasons. They way we're going we should be looking for a 20-25k capacity either expanding,(if that's possible?), or built from new. Court Side
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3:59pm Fri 4 Jul 14

ianbthomson says...

afcbtintin wrote:
ianbthomson wrote:
Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :)

I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller
Would a league one side take BP ?
If I were a League One manager, i would love to have Brett in my team as he has a proven scoring record.
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :) I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller[/p][/quote]Would a league one side take BP ?[/p][/quote]If I were a League One manager, i would love to have Brett in my team as he has a proven scoring record. ianbthomson
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4:41pm Fri 4 Jul 14

abc100 says...

afcbtintin wrote:
ianbthomson wrote:
Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :)

I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller
Would a league one side take BP ?
We did and he scored 20 odd goals and we got promoted!!!!
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :) I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller[/p][/quote]Would a league one side take BP ?[/p][/quote]We did and he scored 20 odd goals and we got promoted!!!! abc100
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5:23pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Square Old Codger says...

Sounds a sensible lad, he will progress far more quickly here and get on the pitch rather than sit on the bench! I imagine that Eddie and Jason's reputation for bringing players on is the major reason for him choosing to come to us. Let's hope that he settles quickly and hits the net.
Sounds a sensible lad, he will progress far more quickly here and get on the pitch rather than sit on the bench! I imagine that Eddie and Jason's reputation for bringing players on is the major reason for him choosing to come to us. Let's hope that he settles quickly and hits the net. Square Old Codger
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5:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

FYI
On 4 July 2014, Wilson signed for Bournemouth for £2,250,000 with Ryan Allsopp and Mohamed Coulibaly joining Coventry on year-long loans as part of the deal.
FYI On 4 July 2014, Wilson signed for Bournemouth for £2,250,000 with Ryan Allsopp and Mohamed Coulibaly joining Coventry on year-long loans as part of the deal. holdinkæft
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5:31pm Fri 4 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

holdinkæft wrote:
FYI
On 4 July 2014, Wilson signed for Bournemouth for £2,250,000 with Ryan Allsopp and Mohamed Coulibaly joining Coventry on year-long loans as part of the deal.
That makes him a record signing, guess Natt will be on his back after 3 games.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: FYI On 4 July 2014, Wilson signed for Bournemouth for £2,250,000 with Ryan Allsopp and Mohamed Coulibaly joining Coventry on year-long loans as part of the deal.[/p][/quote]That makes him a record signing, guess Natt will be on his back after 3 games. holdinkæft
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5:38pm Fri 4 Jul 14

your having a laugh111 says...

pure_afcb wrote:
well done afcb got our man after all, and all those who said he would go to norwich tut tut!!
Is ishmael Miller the sort of player we want, he walked out on Yeovil last season when things wernt going well for him, now forest dont want him. Not sure he woukd the team spirit much good.
[quote][p][bold]pure_afcb[/bold] wrote: well done afcb got our man after all, and all those who said he would go to norwich tut tut!![/p][/quote]Is ishmael Miller the sort of player we want, he walked out on Yeovil last season when things wernt going well for him, now forest dont want him. Not sure he woukd the team spirit much good. your having a laugh111
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5:43pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Nat1234 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
FYI
On 4 July 2014, Wilson signed for Bournemouth for £2,250,000 with Ryan Allsopp and Mohamed Coulibaly joining Coventry on year-long loans as part of the deal.
That makes him a record signing, guess Natt will be on his back after 3 games.
Will have to wait and see . If miller signs for us I won't be on his back . He is an excellent player . Also if Wilson plays the same as you know who , I won't be the only one on his back . By the way you must be deaf , don't you ever hear the moans and groans . I hope tk does shut me up . I would be pleased if he does . I only moan on what I see .
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: FYI On 4 July 2014, Wilson signed for Bournemouth for £2,250,000 with Ryan Allsopp and Mohamed Coulibaly joining Coventry on year-long loans as part of the deal.[/p][/quote]That makes him a record signing, guess Natt will be on his back after 3 games.[/p][/quote]Will have to wait and see . If miller signs for us I won't be on his back . He is an excellent player . Also if Wilson plays the same as you know who , I won't be the only one on his back . By the way you must be deaf , don't you ever hear the moans and groans . I hope tk does shut me up . I would be pleased if he does . I only moan on what I see . Nat1234
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5:53pm Fri 4 Jul 14

ben611 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
holdinkæft wrote: FYI On 4 July 2014, Wilson signed for Bournemouth for £2,250,000 with Ryan Allsopp and Mohamed Coulibaly joining Coventry on year-long loans as part of the deal.
That makes him a record signing, guess Natt will be on his back after 3 games.
Will have to wait and see . If miller signs for us I won't be on his back . He is an excellent player . Also if Wilson plays the same as you know who , I won't be the only one on his back . By the way you must be deaf , don't you ever hear the moans and groans . I hope tk does shut me up . I would be pleased if he does . I only moan on what I see .
wilson or tk??? no brainer!!! sure he will score more than 2 goals! well worth the cash!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: FYI On 4 July 2014, Wilson signed for Bournemouth for £2,250,000 with Ryan Allsopp and Mohamed Coulibaly joining Coventry on year-long loans as part of the deal.[/p][/quote]That makes him a record signing, guess Natt will be on his back after 3 games.[/p][/quote]Will have to wait and see . If miller signs for us I won't be on his back . He is an excellent player . Also if Wilson plays the same as you know who , I won't be the only one on his back . By the way you must be deaf , don't you ever hear the moans and groans . I hope tk does shut me up . I would be pleased if he does . I only moan on what I see .[/p][/quote]wilson or tk??? no brainer!!! sure he will score more than 2 goals! well worth the cash! ben611
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6:04pm Fri 4 Jul 14

your having a laugh111 says...

Dont think we will sign Ishmael Miller, he wants things his own way , look what happened when he walked out of Yeovil last season, now Forest dont want him. Hes a player almost on the scrap heap, not sure he would fo us any good.
Dont think we will sign Ishmael Miller, he wants things his own way , look what happened when he walked out of Yeovil last season, now Forest dont want him. Hes a player almost on the scrap heap, not sure he would fo us any good. your having a laugh111
  • Score: 1

6:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Pc ccfc says...

As a coventry city fan i am gutted callum has left , you cherrie fans are getting a very exciting forward in callum ,im sure he will forfill his 3m cost to score 20 plus goals for you this season ( top player ). Our club as some of you may know was taken over by a hedge-fund group called sisu , they have brought this once very proud club to its knees, from premership football to league 1 , they have destroyed us ,we now do not play in cov but northampton , a 70 mile round trip for us fans to take our kids to watch a home (away ) game ,thats why us true sky blues fans will never go there , our campain of not giving sisu a penny of our money will eventualy work and we will be rid of the scum that is sisu , sorry about the rant but that is where the money for callum will go , in the back pockets of people who dont care about football but money!!!
all the best you cherries top 6 finish defo with callum . Paul ccfc till i die x
As a coventry city fan i am gutted callum has left , you cherrie fans are getting a very exciting forward in callum ,im sure he will forfill his 3m cost to score 20 plus goals for you this season ( top player ). Our club as some of you may know was taken over by a hedge-fund group called sisu , they have brought this once very proud club to its knees, from premership football to league 1 , they have destroyed us ,we now do not play in cov but northampton , a 70 mile round trip for us fans to take our kids to watch a home (away ) game ,thats why us true sky blues fans will never go there , our campain of not giving sisu a penny of our money will eventualy work and we will be rid of the scum that is sisu , sorry about the rant but that is where the money for callum will go , in the back pockets of people who dont care about football but money!!! all the best you cherries top 6 finish defo with callum . Paul ccfc till i die x Pc ccfc
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6:38pm Fri 4 Jul 14

AFC BOURNE a big MOUTH says...

Look at you lot with your negative comments!! How many good seasons did Grabban have in league 1? 12/13 goals for us!! This guy is younger and scored more goals for a struggling league 1 side than Grabban did in a team at the top end of the table. If Eddie thinks this guy can make it I trust his judgement. If grabs can score 22 in championship after average league 1 campaign then Wilson should be a very interesting prospect indeed

UTCIAD
Look at you lot with your negative comments!! How many good seasons did Grabban have in league 1? 12/13 goals for us!! This guy is younger and scored more goals for a struggling league 1 side than Grabban did in a team at the top end of the table. If Eddie thinks this guy can make it I trust his judgement. If grabs can score 22 in championship after average league 1 campaign then Wilson should be a very interesting prospect indeed UTCIAD AFC BOURNE a big MOUTH
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7:24pm Fri 4 Jul 14

afcbtintin says...

abc100 wrote:
afcbtintin wrote:
ianbthomson wrote:
Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :)

I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller
Would a league one side take BP ?
We did and he scored 20 odd goals and we got promoted!!!!
Point taken
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :) I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller[/p][/quote]Would a league one side take BP ?[/p][/quote]We did and he scored 20 odd goals and we got promoted!!!![/p][/quote]Point taken afcbtintin
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7:46pm Fri 4 Jul 14

olle54 says...

I've said it before. Terrence Boyd would be a better buy.
I've said it before. Terrence Boyd would be a better buy. olle54
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8:15pm Fri 4 Jul 14

gtd says...

afcbtintin wrote:
abc100 wrote:
afcbtintin wrote:
ianbthomson wrote:
Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :)

I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller
Would a league one side take BP ?
We did and he scored 20 odd goals and we got promoted!!!!
Point taken
Yes I would like to see Brett given a chance to prove himself in the championship. After all he was top scorer for Bristol City in the championship in 2011 with 13 goals in 21 starts.
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :) I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller[/p][/quote]Would a league one side take BP ?[/p][/quote]We did and he scored 20 odd goals and we got promoted!!!![/p][/quote]Point taken[/p][/quote]Yes I would like to see Brett given a chance to prove himself in the championship. After all he was top scorer for Bristol City in the championship in 2011 with 13 goals in 21 starts. gtd
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8:28pm Fri 4 Jul 14

abc100 says...

gtd wrote:
afcbtintin wrote:
abc100 wrote:
afcbtintin wrote:
ianbthomson wrote:
Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :)

I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller
Would a league one side take BP ?
We did and he scored 20 odd goals and we got promoted!!!!
Point taken
Yes I would like to see Brett given a chance to prove himself in the championship. After all he was top scorer for Bristol City in the championship in 2011 with 13 goals in 21 starts.
Brett will only score regularly if he plays every week, not as a sub!!!
[quote][p][bold]gtd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news and it is great that we are getting the transfers that Eddie wants :) I think that we are pretty much there in terms of a squad but I can see McQuiod being released on loan and Brett also going to a League One club if we get Ismail Miller[/p][/quote]Would a league one side take BP ?[/p][/quote]We did and he scored 20 odd goals and we got promoted!!!![/p][/quote]Point taken[/p][/quote]Yes I would like to see Brett given a chance to prove himself in the championship. After all he was top scorer for Bristol City in the championship in 2011 with 13 goals in 21 starts.[/p][/quote]Brett will only score regularly if he plays every week, not as a sub!!! abc100
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10:23pm Fri 4 Jul 14

SkyBlue76 says...

AFC BOURNE a big MOUTH wrote:
Look at you lot with your negative comments!! How many good seasons did Grabban have in league 1? 12/13 goals for us!! This guy is younger and scored more goals for a struggling league 1 side than Grabban did in a team at the top end of the table. If Eddie thinks this guy can make it I trust his judgement. If grabs can score 22 in championship after average league 1 campaign then Wilson should be a very interesting prospect indeed

UTCIAD
Hi m8 im a skyblue n obviously gutted our star striker has gone but i can rest all cherries fans assured he is by far a much better all round player than Grabban was and his pace is absolutely scary he will terrorise championship defences and when i heard about either Norwich or Bournemouth well despite being from Coventry i lived in Bournemouth/Boscombe for nearly 2yrs so i hoped he would go to Bmouth strange reason but its a lovely town and i hope the young Cov kid fires you up to the bigtime PUSB CITY TILL I DIE SISU OUT
[quote][p][bold]AFC BOURNE a big MOUTH[/bold] wrote: Look at you lot with your negative comments!! How many good seasons did Grabban have in league 1? 12/13 goals for us!! This guy is younger and scored more goals for a struggling league 1 side than Grabban did in a team at the top end of the table. If Eddie thinks this guy can make it I trust his judgement. If grabs can score 22 in championship after average league 1 campaign then Wilson should be a very interesting prospect indeed UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Hi m8 im a skyblue n obviously gutted our star striker has gone but i can rest all cherries fans assured he is by far a much better all round player than Grabban was and his pace is absolutely scary he will terrorise championship defences and when i heard about either Norwich or Bournemouth well despite being from Coventry i lived in Bournemouth/Boscombe for nearly 2yrs so i hoped he would go to Bmouth strange reason but its a lovely town and i hope the young Cov kid fires you up to the bigtime PUSB CITY TILL I DIE SISU OUT SkyBlue76
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