AFC Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe: Austria training camp will focus players

IN CHARGE: Eddie Howe

IN CHARGE: Eddie Howe

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

BOSS Eddie Howe believes this week’s training camp in Austria will give Cherries the ideal opportunity to begin fine-tuning for the 2014-15 Championship season.

Cherries are due to journey to Bad Waltersdorf this lunchtime where the squad will be put through its paces, culminating in a friendly against FC Copenhagen on Friday.

And Howe is looking forward to testing his players on the training field in continental Europe ahead of the upcoming campaign.

He told the Daily Echo: “It’s a chance to take the players away from their normal environment.

“It will be a real change of focus where we can hone in on the work – the tactical side, the technical side and the physical side.

“You get a chance to really get to know the players, you get the chance for the new players to mix with the old ones, and try and form a new team that is going to take you into the season.

“Of course you get a couple of opportunities to team-build and we’ve got a really good game out there as well, so it should be a really good week.

“We encourage a real unity with in our team. We need everyone to have the same goals and the same vision and we’ll encourage that and work on that not just in Austria, but throughout the season.

“I think it’s a really nice environment for us to go into.

“I know last year in Switzerland and Germany was really good for us, it certainly helped us going into the season and I’m sure this camp will have the same impact.”

Meanwhile, new Cherries signing Callum Wilson is set to be unveiled to local media this morning.

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9:54am Mon 7 Jul 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Einen trollen urlaub haben. Nicht zu sauer, und kommen wieder fit und motivert fur den kampf vor.
BIS DIE KIRSCHEN....
Einen trollen urlaub haben. Nicht zu sauer, und kommen wieder fit und motivert fur den kampf vor. BIS DIE KIRSCHEN.... STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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11:21am Mon 7 Jul 14

pokesdown1 says...

Austria borders Italy so expect a few "my big toe hurts boss" pleas for a trip to the docs ,on the house,all expenses paid.

Ray Bumstead used to stack deck chairs off season.
Austria borders Italy so expect a few "my big toe hurts boss" pleas for a trip to the docs ,on the house,all expenses paid. Ray Bumstead used to stack deck chairs off season. pokesdown1
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2:00pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Minty Fresh says...

Good to see that Sky have chosen our game away at Watford on September 20th as a live match. Now a 12-15 kick off.
Good to see that Sky have chosen our game away at Watford on September 20th as a live match. Now a 12-15 kick off. Minty Fresh
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3:22pm Mon 7 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
Good to see that Sky have chosen our game away at Watford on September 20th as a live match. Now a 12-15 kick off.
Oh great, that's my birthday! What a way to be celebrating watching Cherries on the box with family and friends instead of a coach trip.
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: Good to see that Sky have chosen our game away at Watford on September 20th as a live match. Now a 12-15 kick off.[/p][/quote]Oh great, that's my birthday! What a way to be celebrating watching Cherries on the box with family and friends instead of a coach trip. canfordcherry
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3:24pm Mon 7 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

pokesdown1 wrote:
Austria borders Italy so expect a few "my big toe hurts boss" pleas for a trip to the docs ,on the house,all expenses paid.

Ray Bumstead used to stack deck chairs off season.
Please don't mention injuries!
We are still a small squad (comparatively) and that could do us in before we even get going!
[quote][p][bold]pokesdown1[/bold] wrote: Austria borders Italy so expect a few "my big toe hurts boss" pleas for a trip to the docs ,on the house,all expenses paid. Ray Bumstead used to stack deck chairs off season.[/p][/quote]Please don't mention injuries! We are still a small squad (comparatively) and that could do us in before we even get going! canfordcherry
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4:09pm Mon 7 Jul 14

pokesdown1 says...

anybody know when seats for the Brentford game are available?
anybody know when seats for the Brentford game are available? pokesdown1
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5:41pm Mon 7 Jul 14

north dorset AFCB says...

Can any one confirm that the pre season game away to Salisbury is still on, they are in trouble with players leaving etc.
It should be a week tomorrow 15th July.
Can any one confirm that the pre season game away to Salisbury is still on, they are in trouble with players leaving etc. It should be a week tomorrow 15th July. north dorset AFCB
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