AFC Bournemouth: Eddie Howe content with excellent trip and performance

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BOSS Eddie Howe hailed an “excellent trip and performance” as Cherries rounded off their training camp in Austria with a 2-2 draw against FC Copenhagen tonight.

Goals from Matt Ritchie and trialist Rakish Bingham sandwiched a Rurik Gíslason effort and Franco Mussis’s penalty as the pre-season friendly honours finished even at the Vulkanlandarena.

Howe fielded two different teams in each half with every fit member of his squad given a 45-minute run-out against the Danish outfit. New signing Junior Stanislas and goalkeeper Lee Camp were both rested as a precaution.

Ritchie fired Cherries into the lead with a low drive on the stroke of half-time before Bingham seized on a goalkeeping error to level 16 minutes from time, his goal coming after Gíslason and Mussis had netted within the space of three minutes early in the second half.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “It has been an excellent trip, capped by an excellent performance with some impressive individual displays.

“We have got some hard work into the lads and it has been a chance to take them away where there have been no distractions.

“The facilities and hotel have been first class and we have had everything we have needed, including a very competitive game against top-class opposition.

“My aim in pre-season is always to push the players to try to get as hard a games as possible because I think it is the only way they can stretch themselves and improve during what is a relatively short period.

“The quality of the work in training has been excellent and the game was played at a fairly high intensity so, in that sense, we will leave Austria very happy. I have been really pleased with the application of the players and their attitude to the demands placed upon them.”

Howe confirmed Camp had been left out due to a thigh strain and said Stanislas had been rested after missing a couple of days’ training since the start of pre-season.

“The main aim of pre-season is to try to keep people fit and prevent injuries,” said Howe. “There is no need to risk anybody unless they are 100 per cent. We had enough players to fill two teams without them.”

Discussing striker Bingham, who joined Cherries following his release by Wigan, Howe said: “He has shown good athleticism and technique. He has a good attitude and has fitted in well with the group. We wanted to have a closer look at him and he performed well.”

Cherries first half: Buchel, Smith, Elphick, Cargill, Harte, Gosling, Arter, Pugh, Ritchie, Kermorgant, Wilson.

Cherries second half: Flahavan, Francis, Cook, MacDonald, Daniels, Fraser, O’Kane, Pitman, McQuoid, Rantie, Bingham.

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8:57pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Web by says...

Having watched the game ran tie is not what expected mcquid is not good enough for championship neither is pitman who both have had enough chances Pugh does not cut it anymore Fraser busy busy speedy speedy but no end product better crossers of the ball in the dev squad and lastly macca good player but if he wants to play regular football has to get away we have players in the dev squad who are hungry and more than capable of replacing the players mentioned.
Having watched the game ran tie is not what expected mcquid is not good enough for championship neither is pitman who both have had enough chances Pugh does not cut it anymore Fraser busy busy speedy speedy but no end product better crossers of the ball in the dev squad and lastly macca good player but if he wants to play regular football has to get away we have players in the dev squad who are hungry and more than capable of replacing the players mentioned. Web by
  • Score: -59

9:04pm Fri 11 Jul 14

afcdibby says...

Web by wrote:
Having watched the game ran tie is not what expected mcquid is not good enough for championship neither is pitman who both have had enough chances Pugh does not cut it anymore Fraser busy busy speedy speedy but no end product better crossers of the ball in the dev squad and lastly macca good player but if he wants to play regular football has to get away we have players in the dev squad who are hungry and more than capable of replacing the players mentioned.
And the good points? ? ?
[quote][p][bold]Web by[/bold] wrote: Having watched the game ran tie is not what expected mcquid is not good enough for championship neither is pitman who both have had enough chances Pugh does not cut it anymore Fraser busy busy speedy speedy but no end product better crossers of the ball in the dev squad and lastly macca good player but if he wants to play regular football has to get away we have players in the dev squad who are hungry and more than capable of replacing the players mentioned.[/p][/quote]And the good points? ? ? afcdibby
  • Score: 17

9:18pm Fri 11 Jul 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Web by wrote:
Having watched the game ran tie is not what expected mcquid is not good enough for championship neither is pitman who both have had enough chances Pugh does not cut it anymore Fraser busy busy speedy speedy but no end product better crossers of the ball in the dev squad and lastly macca good player but if he wants to play regular football has to get away we have players in the dev squad who are hungry and more than capable of replacing the players mentioned.
Do you have a relative in the development squad by any chance ?
[quote][p][bold]Web by[/bold] wrote: Having watched the game ran tie is not what expected mcquid is not good enough for championship neither is pitman who both have had enough chances Pugh does not cut it anymore Fraser busy busy speedy speedy but no end product better crossers of the ball in the dev squad and lastly macca good player but if he wants to play regular football has to get away we have players in the dev squad who are hungry and more than capable of replacing the players mentioned.[/p][/quote]Do you have a relative in the development squad by any chance ? cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 15

9:30pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Web by says...

The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too
The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too Web by
  • Score: -23

9:39pm Fri 11 Jul 14

ifordcherry says...

Web by wrote:
The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too
You talk crap
[quote][p][bold]Web by[/bold] wrote: The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too[/p][/quote]You talk crap ifordcherry
  • Score: 12

9:51pm Fri 11 Jul 14

matt68 says...

Web by wrote:
The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too
What are you on this was a preseason friendly!
[quote][p][bold]Web by[/bold] wrote: The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too[/p][/quote]What are you on this was a preseason friendly! matt68
  • Score: 14

10:56pm Fri 11 Jul 14

peterpbc says...

me thinks a lot of previous observations spewed out as current. One match, cherries players pre-season, - mostly procured & retained by Eddie ... yee of little faith ..
me thinks a lot of previous observations spewed out as current. One match, cherries players pre-season, - mostly procured & retained by Eddie ... yee of little faith .. peterpbc
  • Score: 0

11:11pm Fri 11 Jul 14

elite50 says...

At last, a journalistic report on the trip.
Well done.
Keep it up.
Okay nutters, are you sitting comfortably?
Time to apologise!
At last, a journalistic report on the trip. Well done. Keep it up. Okay nutters, are you sitting comfortably? Time to apologise! elite50
  • Score: -17

5:31am Sat 12 Jul 14

afcbtintin says...

Glad we come home with no (worrying) injuries to speak of. Sounds like a lot of good team bonding has gone on.

Just hope now they return to the WAGs and the demands of family life, changing nappies, cutting the lawn etc they don't forget what they've picked up.

Pity about all the buffering last night. Please God, not a sign of things to come. I suspect the 1st half pairing of callum/Yann was and that excites me.

UTCIAD

PS forgive t the disjointed post, just got up after a particularly sleepless night
Glad we come home with no (worrying) injuries to speak of. Sounds like a lot of good team bonding has gone on. Just hope now they return to the WAGs and the demands of family life, changing nappies, cutting the lawn etc they don't forget what they've picked up. Pity about all the buffering last night. Please God, not a sign of things to come. I suspect the 1st half pairing of callum/Yann was and that excites me. UTCIAD PS forgive t the disjointed post, just got up after a particularly sleepless night afcbtintin
  • Score: -2

7:16am Sat 12 Jul 14

WCJakaWorldCupJizzy says...

What a miserable "glass half empty" bunch of random comments. Surely we should all be pulling together with positive vibes before anyone has kicked a ball in anger!!!!
What a miserable "glass half empty" bunch of random comments. Surely we should all be pulling together with positive vibes before anyone has kicked a ball in anger!!!! WCJakaWorldCupJizzy
  • Score: 2

8:03am Sat 12 Jul 14

Square Old Codger says...

I don't believe that the first friendly of the Season is much of an indicator, in two or three weeks time we will have a better idea of the team that will emerge. We all have ideas about the best team and the players, but the opinion that matters is Eddies and he rarely , if ever, gets it wrong. I see that the rumour re Max Gradel joining us has surfaced again, a really exciting player to watch, now that would be interesting , if true. Bingham sounds promising and another young trialist popped a couple in for the Development side. As for the Youth set up, Joe has only been back a few months and it will take time to start to bring players through again, though there are a number in the Development squad from his previous time in charge that may well make it. It promises to be another good Season, with a little good fortune and few injuries. It's such a strong leage this Season - so many big Clubs who have been at the top - far more competitive, closer and enteraining than the overhyped Premier League.
I don't believe that the first friendly of the Season is much of an indicator, in two or three weeks time we will have a better idea of the team that will emerge. We all have ideas about the best team and the players, but the opinion that matters is Eddies and he rarely , if ever, gets it wrong. I see that the rumour re Max Gradel joining us has surfaced again, a really exciting player to watch, now that would be interesting , if true. Bingham sounds promising and another young trialist popped a couple in for the Development side. As for the Youth set up, Joe has only been back a few months and it will take time to start to bring players through again, though there are a number in the Development squad from his previous time in charge that may well make it. It promises to be another good Season, with a little good fortune and few injuries. It's such a strong leage this Season - so many big Clubs who have been at the top - far more competitive, closer and enteraining than the overhyped Premier League. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 9

9:16am Sat 12 Jul 14

Nat1234 says...

Looking good on the maxi signing . The papers are strongly linking us with him . If he's half the player he was last time round . He will be a fantastic purchase ...
Looking good on the maxi signing . The papers are strongly linking us with him . If he's half the player he was last time round . He will be a fantastic purchase ... Nat1234
  • Score: 1

9:17am Sat 12 Jul 14

smhinto says...

With regard to Wilson -
.
What we must remember is that he has jus stepped up from League One, it is the first friendly, he has only played 45 mins, he has to get used to a different group of players, he has ony been with club for about ten days or so. it as just a friendy, he has yet to gain full match fitness/
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So it is hardly surprising that his first erformnce may be slightly under par.
With regard to Wilson - . What we must remember is that he has jus stepped up from League One, it is the first friendly, he has only played 45 mins, he has to get used to a different group of players, he has ony been with club for about ten days or so. it as just a friendy, he has yet to gain full match fitness/ . So it is hardly surprising that his first erformnce may be slightly under par. smhinto
  • Score: 10

10:12am Sat 12 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

ifordcherry wrote:
Web by wrote:
The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too
You talk crap
Is that your normal way of talking or does it make you seem like a big boy.
[quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Web by[/bold] wrote: The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too[/p][/quote]You talk crap[/p][/quote]Is that your normal way of talking or does it make you seem like a big boy. pete woodley
  • Score: -6

10:27am Sat 12 Jul 14

devon fan says...

the purpose of the trip was only ever going to be used as a bonding exercise and to slowly improve our fitness, I would not judge any player based on what I saw last night, but if I had to be critical 2 areas need to be worked at to be more alert at the start of a game and stop being over generous in conceding penalties, without the mistakes which littered our play in the early games last season I feel we will have a good season
the purpose of the trip was only ever going to be used as a bonding exercise and to slowly improve our fitness, I would not judge any player based on what I saw last night, but if I had to be critical 2 areas need to be worked at to be more alert at the start of a game and stop being over generous in conceding penalties, without the mistakes which littered our play in the early games last season I feel we will have a good season devon fan
  • Score: 2

11:04am Sat 12 Jul 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

WHY are people moaning. . . . . . It was more a 22 player workout than a football match and the result was OK.
WHY are people moaning. . . . . . It was more a 22 player workout than a football match and the result was OK. RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 16

11:11am Sat 12 Jul 14

alasdair1967 says...

Two separate playing 11 at Hamworthy two seperate playing 11 in Austria what an amazing change around to a few years ago where we struggled to have a starting 11
Two separate playing 11 at Hamworthy two seperate playing 11 in Austria what an amazing change around to a few years ago where we struggled to have a starting 11 alasdair1967
  • Score: 11

11:22am Sat 12 Jul 14

redster says...

devon fan wrote:
the purpose of the trip was only ever going to be used as a bonding exercise and to slowly improve our fitness, I would not judge any player based on what I saw last night, but if I had to be critical 2 areas need to be worked at to be more alert at the start of a game and stop being over generous in conceding penalties, without the mistakes which littered our play in the early games last season I feel we will have a good season
Good balanced view point,think if we can just hold the line for the first few matches and avoid the early season drubbings (like last season) we should gel nicely.
Also we have to remember being up against big newly demoted teams, we didn't do bad at all last season against the likes of Leeds Burnley QPR etc.
UTC ,s
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: the purpose of the trip was only ever going to be used as a bonding exercise and to slowly improve our fitness, I would not judge any player based on what I saw last night, but if I had to be critical 2 areas need to be worked at to be more alert at the start of a game and stop being over generous in conceding penalties, without the mistakes which littered our play in the early games last season I feel we will have a good season[/p][/quote]Good balanced view point,think if we can just hold the line for the first few matches and avoid the early season drubbings (like last season) we should gel nicely. Also we have to remember being up against big newly demoted teams, we didn't do bad at all last season against the likes of Leeds Burnley QPR etc. UTC ,s redster
  • Score: 2

2:18pm Sat 12 Jul 14

matt68 says...

this was a friendly against a good team the biggest in denmark and a team who play regularly in europe so it was a good result and performance we will play a lot worse teams this season
this was a friendly against a good team the biggest in denmark and a team who play regularly in europe so it was a good result and performance we will play a lot worse teams this season matt68
  • Score: 11

2:38pm Sat 12 Jul 14

YafcbY says...

Web by wrote:
The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too
Sorry we don't develop young players like we used to?
Who are we comparing our current group of young players to?
And since when did every member of our youth ranks achieve professional contracts elsewhere for last say ten seasons?

I believe if you were our manager you would share a great deal in common with Gary Megson.
[quote][p][bold]Web by[/bold] wrote: The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too[/p][/quote]Sorry we don't develop young players like we used to? Who are we comparing our current group of young players to? And since when did every member of our youth ranks achieve professional contracts elsewhere for last say ten seasons? I believe if you were our manager you would share a great deal in common with Gary Megson. YafcbY
  • Score: 2

9:46pm Sat 12 Jul 14

afcdibby says...

Web by wrote:
The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too
McQuiod and Pitman were developed by this club but you deem them not good enough.
[quote][p][bold]Web by[/bold] wrote: The good points were we had a good result and my post was my opinion I have also taken into account other peoples views from last season I am sorry if you do not agree we achieved more than expected last season and I hope we can do better but we must,t stand still and to whoever asked I do not know any dev squad but I am concerned we do not seem to develop young players like we used too[/p][/quote]McQuiod and Pitman were developed by this club but you deem them not good enough. afcdibby
  • Score: 3

10:29pm Sat 12 Jul 14

St Albans Cherry says...

Come on let's get the season started!

We all have opinions ~ I for one have my fingers crossed that
we stay up (obviously)
We push hard for the play offs
and lastly have a very good cup run ( a final perhaps?)

Simples!

One thing I know is that this is probably one of the most eagerly anticipated starts to a season at DC for decades. we are talked about in a positive way by most on here and by the media; admired for our tactics; envied for having a cool manager and, even better, a quiet and rich owner, who is also a football, Cherry fan!
Come on let's get the season started! We all have opinions ~ I for one have my fingers crossed that we stay up (obviously) We push hard for the play offs and lastly have a very good cup run ( a final perhaps?) Simples! One thing I know is that this is probably one of the most eagerly anticipated starts to a season at DC for decades. we are talked about in a positive way by most on here and by the media; admired for our tactics; envied for having a cool manager and, even better, a quiet and rich owner, who is also a football, Cherry fan! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 10

2:50pm Sun 13 Jul 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

matt68 wrote:
this was a friendly against a good team the biggest in denmark and a team who play regularly in europe so it was a good result and performance we will play a lot worse teams this season
Top post mate, they (FCC) are indeed a big club in Europe, with a current ranking of 45. A club similar in size to Spurs, so by no means is it a shame to get a draw with them. Add to that, their season starts next Sunday, so will be far more advanced with pre-season preperations and this was our first run-out. I expected to get beat by 2 or 3 so was delighted with our performance and things look very bright going forwards.!!!
UTC.
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: this was a friendly against a good team the biggest in denmark and a team who play regularly in europe so it was a good result and performance we will play a lot worse teams this season[/p][/quote]Top post mate, they (FCC) are indeed a big club in Europe, with a current ranking of 45. A club similar in size to Spurs, so by no means is it a shame to get a draw with them. Add to that, their season starts next Sunday, so will be far more advanced with pre-season preperations and this was our first run-out. I expected to get beat by 2 or 3 so was delighted with our performance and things look very bright going forwards.!!! UTC. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 10

5:26pm Sun 13 Jul 14

raybren says...

When you look at the quality of our squad , I believe we could have given Holland a much better game than Brazil ! This is going to be some season , with , as I have stated before , a very high finish . UPTC
When you look at the quality of our squad , I believe we could have given Holland a much better game than Brazil ! This is going to be some season , with , as I have stated before , a very high finish . UPTC raybren
  • Score: 5

6:08pm Sun 13 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Was it worth the big cost.
Was it worth the big cost. pete woodley
  • Score: -9

8:41pm Sun 13 Jul 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

pete woodley wrote:
Was it worth the big cost.
. . . . . . MAY BE NOT ON YOUR SALARY.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Was it worth the big cost.[/p][/quote]. . . . . . MAY BE NOT ON YOUR SALARY. RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 5

11:15am Mon 14 Jul 14

mark.s says...

pete woodley wrote:
Was it worth the big cost.
We'll find out, judged on how fit and sharp the squad looks come Huddersfield and Exeter away. See you there?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Was it worth the big cost.[/p][/quote]We'll find out, judged on how fit and sharp the squad looks come Huddersfield and Exeter away. See you there? mark.s
  • Score: 3
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