AFC Bournemouth: Eddie Howe keen to keep the pressure off Callum Wilson

CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe

CHERRIES BOSS: Eddie Howe

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CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe believes new signing Callum Wilson has “real potential” but feels comparisons with his other striking protégés would be unfair.

Howe played a pivotal role in putting Danny Ings and Charlie Austin on the road to stardom and was also instrumental in the development of Jay Rodriguez.

He handed Ings his first pro contract during his first spell in the Dean Court hot-seat before shelling out £1million on the frontman when he was in charge at Burnley.

Howe was also the first manager to spot Austin’s talents at non-league Poole Town, making the one-time labourer his first signing after taking over at Turf Moor.

Rodriguez, a product of the Clarets youth system, earned a £7m move to the Premier League with Southampton after blossoming under Howe’s tutelage during 2011-12.

Wilson became Cherries’ third summer signing when he completed a big-money move from hometown club Coventry City earlier this month.

The 22-year-old, who scored 22 times for the Sky Blues in League One last season, netted his first and Cherries’ 10th goal during their 11-0 rout of Dorchester on Saturday.

Howe, asked by the Daily Echo whether he felt Wilson could follow in the footsteps of Ings, Austin and Rodriguez, said: “I think he has real potential. I haven’t worked with him long enough to make any big assessments like that and don’t think it would be fair to do that to him.

“If anything, we want to take the pressure off him and just get him to enjoy his football, enjoy working with us and try to develop as a player. If he shows the right attitude and with the attributes he has, he has a really good chance of being successful.

“Charlie and Danny had to work their way up and Jay came through the youth system at Burnley. They are all top players. Callum’s season with Coventry would indicate he has a bright future but, at this stage, I just want him to enjoy his football, find his feet with us and see where it takes him.”

Wilson, who debuted for Cherries when he lined up in the first half against FC Copenhagen, is expected to feature when Howe’s team host Southampton at Dean Court on Friday (7.45pm).

He told the Daily Echo: “The manager has a great reputation and has helped a number of strikers kick on in their respective careers. He is also a proven Championship manager so they are plus points for me. I know I am going to relish working under him.

“My aim is to get through pre-season and get my first Championship campaign started. I think I will do well and think I will score goals. If you can score goals, you can do it at any level and, once the first one goes in, hopefully many more will follow.”

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7:00am Tue 22 Jul 14

Square Old Codger says...

The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too.
The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 22

8:51am Tue 22 Jul 14

ifordcherry says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too.
I hope they pass us on the way down to join Pompey !!
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too.[/p][/quote]I hope they pass us on the way down to join Pompey !! ifordcherry
  • Score: 4

8:53am Tue 22 Jul 14

ChilledCherry says...

Square Old Codger, if there were an award for sensible comments you'd win it mate. Well put.
Square Old Codger, if there were an award for sensible comments you'd win it mate. Well put. ChilledCherry
  • Score: 9

9:01am Tue 22 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

ifordcherry wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too.
I hope they pass us on the way down to join Pompey !!
Well IfordCherry I can't see Pompey passing us on their way up to join the Stains any time soon!
[quote][p][bold]ifordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too.[/p][/quote]I hope they pass us on the way down to join Pompey !![/p][/quote]Well IfordCherry I can't see Pompey passing us on their way up to join the Stains any time soon! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 0

9:11am Tue 22 Jul 14

Afcbpete says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too.
As always, a very concise and well thought out post SOC. The only thing I would say, and that is I have absolutely zero sympathy for Scummer fans. The vast majority are so up themselves, seeing them brought down to earth would give many AFCB fans the greatest of pleasure, not to mention Pompey. As with TK, people will look at the transfer fee and make judgements. In Callums favour, he is English, so he doesn't have that adaptation to make, but the step up a division, has not always come easy for some players, so if he does have a tough time, I just hope fans don't get on his back. Going back to the our friends down the road, what I would say to our younger fans. Please remember our past, remember all the problems we've had, and IF, if we make it to the Promised Land, please don't get conceited and arrogant like them. Because like them, we'll of done it thanks to a benefactor, in our case Uncle Maxim, even if we do have to adhere to rules that never existed for them. Many clubs are not so fortunate, and I for one wouldn't shove it down any other fans throats as that lot have!!! Happy Days, can't wait for the season to start, I'm getting withdrawal symptoms!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too.[/p][/quote]As always, a very concise and well thought out post SOC. The only thing I would say, and that is I have absolutely zero sympathy for Scummer fans. The vast majority are so up themselves, seeing them brought down to earth would give many AFCB fans the greatest of pleasure, not to mention Pompey. As with TK, people will look at the transfer fee and make judgements. In Callums favour, he is English, so he doesn't have that adaptation to make, but the step up a division, has not always come easy for some players, so if he does have a tough time, I just hope fans don't get on his back. Going back to the our friends down the road, what I would say to our younger fans. Please remember our past, remember all the problems we've had, and IF, if we make it to the Promised Land, please don't get conceited and arrogant like them. Because like them, we'll of done it thanks to a benefactor, in our case Uncle Maxim, even if we do have to adhere to rules that never existed for them. Many clubs are not so fortunate, and I for one wouldn't shove it down any other fans throats as that lot have!!! Happy Days, can't wait for the season to start, I'm getting withdrawal symptoms!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 11

9:27am Tue 22 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^ Well put on all points AFCBpete,

I do hope Callum makes the step up from Lge1 as seamlessly as Grabbs did. We also have Yann's influence on the pitch now whcih can only help him.
UTC
^ Well put on all points AFCBpete, I do hope Callum makes the step up from Lge1 as seamlessly as Grabbs did. We also have Yann's influence on the pitch now whcih can only help him. UTC TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 4

9:33am Tue 22 Jul 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

I have a feeling Callum will enjoy his time on the south coast. Scoring oppertunities will be plentyfull with our creative, attacking style. Callum Just needs to get in the right positions and hit the target, hopfully he wont be as wastefull as his predecessor (LG)..!!!!!

No need to pitty the poor scousehampton fans SOC, trust me, if it were us struggling to keep our players they wouldn't give us a second thought so let the smug gits suffer.!!!
I have a feeling Callum will enjoy his time on the south coast. Scoring oppertunities will be plentyfull with our creative, attacking style. Callum Just needs to get in the right positions and hit the target, hopfully he wont be as wastefull as his predecessor (LG)..!!!!! No need to pitty the poor scousehampton fans SOC, trust me, if it were us struggling to keep our players they wouldn't give us a second thought so let the smug gits suffer.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 5

9:58am Tue 22 Jul 14

firstpastthepost says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too.
Still bitter about Eddie Mitchell then ? If it wasn't for Mitchell we would not be in the position we are now, clubs have to sell to survive when they have no money, and wasn't it Mitchell who got Demin on board,
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too.[/p][/quote]Still bitter about Eddie Mitchell then ? If it wasn't for Mitchell we would not be in the position we are now, clubs have to sell to survive when they have no money, and wasn't it Mitchell who got Demin on board, firstpastthepost
  • Score: 7

10:25am Tue 22 Jul 14

Square Old Codger says...

Not bitter about EM, had he maintained hs original stance - we have no money to put in and will run the Club within its means, I would have little problems with him. But, he is an appaling Manager of a business and lacks the discipline to run any long term. Remember, he managed to overspend by £3m+ in his first couple of years - as well as Mr Demin's loan of £7m and without Maxim, we would be just where Portsmouth are, worse indeed because we don't own the ground. However all that is " water under the bridge ". EM is now history and we all share the same interests now, united behind the Club and time to forgive and foorget.
Not bitter about EM, had he maintained hs original stance - we have no money to put in and will run the Club within its means, I would have little problems with him. But, he is an appaling Manager of a business and lacks the discipline to run any long term. Remember, he managed to overspend by £3m+ in his first couple of years - as well as Mr Demin's loan of £7m and without Maxim, we would be just where Portsmouth are, worse indeed because we don't own the ground. However all that is " water under the bridge ". EM is now history and we all share the same interests now, united behind the Club and time to forgive and foorget. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 0

10:33am Tue 22 Jul 14

coops1965cherry says...

firstpastthepost wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too.
Still bitter about Eddie Mitchell then ? If it wasn't for Mitchell we would not be in the position we are now, clubs have to sell to survive when they have no money, and wasn't it Mitchell who got Demin on board,
Totally agree, Eddy Mitchell has nothing to do with this story other than he deserves some credit for the club being where it is today to be in a position to sign players like Wilson.

Stop living in the past and look at the future and to be fair with players like Wilson we have a very bright one, he really does excite me and Eddy is very rarely wrong about a player.

It seems to me he oozes confidence and that's great for a striker, he also knows he will learn under Eddy's tutoring.

What a prospect and Eddy will not only protect him he will bring the best out in him.

Good times.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]firstpastthepost[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: The fees paid for both Wilson and Rantii has of course raised supporters expectations, but as Eddie, rightly says, these are inexperienced young men, clearly with pace , potentential and ability, still learning heir trade. They are in very good hands here as "Eddies Team" takes shape and the best of several of our young team is yet to come, building a team is not done overnight and great credit is due to both Owners and Management, in , with one exception, in keeping the squad intact, indeed strenghtening it, I am sure that we are all most grateful to them for their commitment . I rather feel for the Saints supporters, seeing asset stripping in a grand manner, it could well be that half their team plays at Anfield this coming Season and with Arsenal and Spurs looking to take another cople of players from them who knows just where it wii all end, but as we discovered when EM sold off our team, there can be light at the end of the tunnel and we have been very fortunate indeed, I hope that it all turns out well for them too.[/p][/quote]Still bitter about Eddie Mitchell then ? If it wasn't for Mitchell we would not be in the position we are now, clubs have to sell to survive when they have no money, and wasn't it Mitchell who got Demin on board,[/p][/quote]Totally agree, Eddy Mitchell has nothing to do with this story other than he deserves some credit for the club being where it is today to be in a position to sign players like Wilson. Stop living in the past and look at the future and to be fair with players like Wilson we have a very bright one, he really does excite me and Eddy is very rarely wrong about a player. It seems to me he oozes confidence and that's great for a striker, he also knows he will learn under Eddy's tutoring. What a prospect and Eddy will not only protect him he will bring the best out in him. Good times. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 6

10:36am Tue 22 Jul 14

devon fan says...

hopefully the player will be judged by what he does on the pitch, looking at his video it would appear as if he has the talent and awareness to score goals of all types, but he will not show this sat on the bench Eddie, if he has the talent he has no need of protection
hopefully the player will be judged by what he does on the pitch, looking at his video it would appear as if he has the talent and awareness to score goals of all types, but he will not show this sat on the bench Eddie, if he has the talent he has no need of protection devon fan
  • Score: 1

10:58am Tue 22 Jul 14

Web by says...

I am sorry to say I agree with firstpastthepost on Mitchell he did bring in max and that was the start of our fruitful season and a half so we have to give credit there on a different note I have heard young josh Carmichael has been called up to a Scotland u20 training camp can anyone confirm this it shows we are still producing good young players.
I am sorry to say I agree with firstpastthepost on Mitchell he did bring in max and that was the start of our fruitful season and a half so we have to give credit there on a different note I have heard young josh Carmichael has been called up to a Scotland u20 training camp can anyone confirm this it shows we are still producing good young players. Web by
  • Score: 4

11:27am Tue 22 Jul 14

Afcbpete says...

Web by wrote:
I am sorry to say I agree with firstpastthepost on Mitchell he did bring in max and that was the start of our fruitful season and a half so we have to give credit there on a different note I have heard young josh Carmichael has been called up to a Scotland u20 training camp can anyone confirm this it shows we are still producing good young players.
Sorry to say you need to get your facts straight!! Mitchell brought in Demin for which I will be eternally grateful, and THAT'S IT. Eddie is still trying to sort out the huge mess left behind. That period isn't worth reliving, we were very very lucky Maxim decided to join us, and buy him out, because we were heading for total ruin and obscurity. The facts are there if you care to look at them, personally there is too much good going on now to think about that awful period!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Web by[/bold] wrote: I am sorry to say I agree with firstpastthepost on Mitchell he did bring in max and that was the start of our fruitful season and a half so we have to give credit there on a different note I have heard young josh Carmichael has been called up to a Scotland u20 training camp can anyone confirm this it shows we are still producing good young players.[/p][/quote]Sorry to say you need to get your facts straight!! Mitchell brought in Demin for which I will be eternally grateful, and THAT'S IT. Eddie is still trying to sort out the huge mess left behind. That period isn't worth reliving, we were very very lucky Maxim decided to join us, and buy him out, because we were heading for total ruin and obscurity. The facts are there if you care to look at them, personally there is too much good going on now to think about that awful period!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: -2

12:31pm Tue 22 Jul 14

RED on tour says...

Not a fan of Mitchell, however, he has left the club in a better position than when he took over.
He is now history and raking up old grievance with regard to his stewardship does not, in my opinion, merit too much comment.
The area that most concerns me, and i consider it to be vital to the advancement of our club IS THE STADIUM.
When full, which may be the case this season, it cannot generate sufficient income to sustain a club with the ambition, which is very apparent, prevailing here (Dean Court-Goldsands stadium you choose).
When the ambition is taken into account do we try to repurchase the stadium or move on and build a new one? To stroll down the road early one August and watch a Cherries team run out for their first match in the premier league would be a dream come true, (7th heaven if opposition is Liverpool), however, is this situation sustainable, or dare I say, obtainable, in a stadium holding so few?
Not a fan of Mitchell, however, he has left the club in a better position than when he took over. He is now history and raking up old grievance with regard to his stewardship does not, in my opinion, merit too much comment. The area that most concerns me, and i consider it to be vital to the advancement of our club IS THE STADIUM. When full, which may be the case this season, it cannot generate sufficient income to sustain a club with the ambition, which is very apparent, prevailing here (Dean Court-Goldsands stadium you choose). When the ambition is taken into account do we try to repurchase the stadium or move on and build a new one? To stroll down the road early one August and watch a Cherries team run out for their first match in the premier league would be a dream come true, (7th heaven if opposition is Liverpool), however, is this situation sustainable, or dare I say, obtainable, in a stadium holding so few? RED on tour
  • Score: 6

2:38pm Tue 22 Jul 14

westbournehills says...

Believe me Callum will have no problem settling in down here away from Football.
I was born & raised & spent the majority of my life in the Coventry area before seeing the light 5 years ago & moving to Bournemouth permanently following years of visits & tears on every journey back up the A34.
I have been a Cherries season ticket holder since the day i moved.
(sorry i haven't suffered all the heart aches like the rest of you, but what a 5 years i have had!).
I don't want to be too harsh on my old home town, but lets just say Callum is going to think he's landed in paradise.
Believe me Callum will have no problem settling in down here away from Football. I was born & raised & spent the majority of my life in the Coventry area before seeing the light 5 years ago & moving to Bournemouth permanently following years of visits & tears on every journey back up the A34. I have been a Cherries season ticket holder since the day i moved. (sorry i haven't suffered all the heart aches like the rest of you, but what a 5 years i have had!). I don't want to be too harsh on my old home town, but lets just say Callum is going to think he's landed in paradise. westbournehills
  • Score: 12

3:45pm Tue 22 Jul 14

smhinto says...

westbournehills wrote:
Believe me Callum will have no problem settling in down here away from Football. I was born & raised & spent the majority of my life in the Coventry area before seeing the light 5 years ago & moving to Bournemouth permanently following years of visits & tears on every journey back up the A34. I have been a Cherries season ticket holder since the day i moved. (sorry i haven't suffered all the heart aches like the rest of you, but what a 5 years i have had!). I don't want to be too harsh on my old home town, but lets just say Callum is going to think he's landed in paradise.
Yes I used to visit a friend who lived in the Ash Green area of Coventry not far from the Ricoh where the big Tesco is. Coventry always reminded me of a town back in the 1970's and has never been moderised at all. Such a shame.
[quote][p][bold]westbournehills[/bold] wrote: Believe me Callum will have no problem settling in down here away from Football. I was born & raised & spent the majority of my life in the Coventry area before seeing the light 5 years ago & moving to Bournemouth permanently following years of visits & tears on every journey back up the A34. I have been a Cherries season ticket holder since the day i moved. (sorry i haven't suffered all the heart aches like the rest of you, but what a 5 years i have had!). I don't want to be too harsh on my old home town, but lets just say Callum is going to think he's landed in paradise.[/p][/quote]Yes I used to visit a friend who lived in the Ash Green area of Coventry not far from the Ricoh where the big Tesco is. Coventry always reminded me of a town back in the 1970's and has never been moderised at all. Such a shame. smhinto
  • Score: 1

3:48pm Tue 22 Jul 14

abc100 says...

RED on tour wrote:
Not a fan of Mitchell, however, he has left the club in a better position than when he took over.
He is now history and raking up old grievance with regard to his stewardship does not, in my opinion, merit too much comment.
The area that most concerns me, and i consider it to be vital to the advancement of our club IS THE STADIUM.
When full, which may be the case this season, it cannot generate sufficient income to sustain a club with the ambition, which is very apparent, prevailing here (Dean Court-Goldsands stadium you choose).
When the ambition is taken into account do we try to repurchase the stadium or move on and build a new one? To stroll down the road early one August and watch a Cherries team run out for their first match in the premier league would be a dream come true, (7th heaven if opposition is Liverpool), however, is this situation sustainable, or dare I say, obtainable, in a stadium holding so few?
No Afcb fan will call it anything other than Dean Court
[quote][p][bold]RED on tour[/bold] wrote: Not a fan of Mitchell, however, he has left the club in a better position than when he took over. He is now history and raking up old grievance with regard to his stewardship does not, in my opinion, merit too much comment. The area that most concerns me, and i consider it to be vital to the advancement of our club IS THE STADIUM. When full, which may be the case this season, it cannot generate sufficient income to sustain a club with the ambition, which is very apparent, prevailing here (Dean Court-Goldsands stadium you choose). When the ambition is taken into account do we try to repurchase the stadium or move on and build a new one? To stroll down the road early one August and watch a Cherries team run out for their first match in the premier league would be a dream come true, (7th heaven if opposition is Liverpool), however, is this situation sustainable, or dare I say, obtainable, in a stadium holding so few?[/p][/quote]No Afcb fan will call it anything other than Dean Court abc100
  • Score: 4

4:47pm Tue 22 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

RED on tour wrote:
Not a fan of Mitchell, however, he has left the club in a better position than when he took over.
He is now history and raking up old grievance with regard to his stewardship does not, in my opinion, merit too much comment.
The area that most concerns me, and i consider it to be vital to the advancement of our club IS THE STADIUM.
When full, which may be the case this season, it cannot generate sufficient income to sustain a club with the ambition, which is very apparent, prevailing here (Dean Court-Goldsands stadium you choose).
When the ambition is taken into account do we try to repurchase the stadium or move on and build a new one? To stroll down the road early one August and watch a Cherries team run out for their first match in the premier league would be a dream come true, (7th heaven if opposition is Liverpool), however, is this situation sustainable, or dare I say, obtainable, in a stadium holding so few?
A new stadium would be a better option than re-purchasing Dean Court and upgrading all the stands to two tier (after dealing with planning, etc.). But where to build it would be the real discussion maker and wherever is chosen will have supporters and objectors.
Where else have they looked other than next to the airport, anyone know?
Could Parley X traffic lights cope with possibly an extra 300+ vehicles? (Though I realise many would come the other way it would still be pretty congested.)
[quote][p][bold]RED on tour[/bold] wrote: Not a fan of Mitchell, however, he has left the club in a better position than when he took over. He is now history and raking up old grievance with regard to his stewardship does not, in my opinion, merit too much comment. The area that most concerns me, and i consider it to be vital to the advancement of our club IS THE STADIUM. When full, which may be the case this season, it cannot generate sufficient income to sustain a club with the ambition, which is very apparent, prevailing here (Dean Court-Goldsands stadium you choose). When the ambition is taken into account do we try to repurchase the stadium or move on and build a new one? To stroll down the road early one August and watch a Cherries team run out for their first match in the premier league would be a dream come true, (7th heaven if opposition is Liverpool), however, is this situation sustainable, or dare I say, obtainable, in a stadium holding so few?[/p][/quote]A new stadium would be a better option than re-purchasing Dean Court and upgrading all the stands to two tier (after dealing with planning, etc.). But where to build it would be the real discussion maker and wherever is chosen will have supporters and objectors. Where else have they looked other than next to the airport, anyone know? Could Parley X traffic lights cope with possibly an extra 300+ vehicles? (Though I realise many would come the other way it would still be pretty congested.) canfordcherry
  • Score: -3

4:56pm Tue 22 Jul 14

miltonarcher says...

Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG

Regards

T
Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG Regards T miltonarcher
  • Score: -18

5:16pm Tue 22 Jul 14

CherryFarmer says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG

Regards

T
Academy youngsters is all you have left!!!!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG Regards T[/p][/quote]Academy youngsters is all you have left!!!! CherryFarmer
  • Score: 13

5:24pm Tue 22 Jul 14

RED on tour says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG

Regards

T
The only queues at your dump is players leaving. They must know something that you don't, which, on reflection, when one considers your level of knowledge, you make the village idiot appear as clever as Albert Einstein.
Jog on dude, however, please continue to visit our site as we all like a giggle.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG Regards T[/p][/quote]The only queues at your dump is players leaving. They must know something that you don't, which, on reflection, when one considers your level of knowledge, you make the village idiot appear as clever as Albert Einstein. Jog on dude, however, please continue to visit our site as we all like a giggle. RED on tour
  • Score: 4

6:27pm Tue 22 Jul 14

BackOfTheNet says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG

Regards

T
How odd, there appear to be thousands of tickets left...

Anyone would think that your allegedly massive club are of no interest to our supporters, although I will be attending the game against Swansea a week later :)
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG Regards T[/p][/quote]How odd, there appear to be thousands of tickets left... Anyone would think that your allegedly massive club are of no interest to our supporters, although I will be attending the game against Swansea a week later :) BackOfTheNet
  • Score: 0

6:36pm Tue 22 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG

Regards

T
Caught 2 cherries in your net so far. No doubt the usual suspects will also be caught.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG Regards T[/p][/quote]Caught 2 cherries in your net so far. No doubt the usual suspects will also be caught. holdinkæft
  • Score: -5

6:39pm Tue 22 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG

Regards

T
How odd, there appear to be thousands of tickets left...

Anyone would think that your allegedly massive club are of no interest to our supporters, although I will be attending the game against Swansea a week later :)
Another one thats 3
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG Regards T[/p][/quote]How odd, there appear to be thousands of tickets left... Anyone would think that your allegedly massive club are of no interest to our supporters, although I will be attending the game against Swansea a week later :)[/p][/quote]Another one thats 3 holdinkæft
  • Score: -4

10:04pm Tue 22 Jul 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

holdinkæft wrote:
BackOfTheNet wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG

Regards

T
How odd, there appear to be thousands of tickets left...

Anyone would think that your allegedly massive club are of no interest to our supporters, although I will be attending the game against Swansea a week later :)
Another one thats 3
Crikey, you can count to 3.
WELL DONE YOU.!!!!
You'll be learning to do joined up writing next.!!!
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG Regards T[/p][/quote]How odd, there appear to be thousands of tickets left... Anyone would think that your allegedly massive club are of no interest to our supporters, although I will be attending the game against Swansea a week later :)[/p][/quote]Another one thats 3[/p][/quote]Crikey, you can count to 3. WELL DONE YOU.!!!! You'll be learning to do joined up writing next.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 2

10:12pm Tue 22 Jul 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG

Regards

T
Thats right, get your excuses in early.
Any truth that Stains will be playing 3 Dutch trialists.
Defender - Man de Mark
Striker - Schor de gaulle
GK- Kash de bawll

TSCIO.!!!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG Regards T[/p][/quote]Thats right, get your excuses in early. Any truth that Stains will be playing 3 Dutch trialists. Defender - Man de Mark Striker - Schor de gaulle GK- Kash de bawll TSCIO.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 0

6:58am Wed 23 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG

Regards

T
Thats right, get your excuses in early.
Any truth that Stains will be playing 3 Dutch trialists.
Defender - Man de Mark
Striker - Schor de gaulle
GK- Kash de bawll

TSCIO.!!!
LOL, das isch very good Steady-van-Eddie :-)
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG Regards T[/p][/quote]Thats right, get your excuses in early. Any truth that Stains will be playing 3 Dutch trialists. Defender - Man de Mark Striker - Schor de gaulle GK- Kash de bawll TSCIO.!!![/p][/quote]LOL, das isch very good Steady-van-Eddie :-) TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: -1

4:29pm Wed 23 Jul 14

miltonarcher says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG

Regards

T
Thats right, get your excuses in early.
Any truth that Stains will be playing 3 Dutch trialists.
Defender - Man de Mark
Striker - Schor de gaulle
GK- Kash de bawll

TSCIO.!!!
Excuses? No way, even our academy youngsters should outclass a mid table Championship outfit.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Following the huge queues and supporters camping (oooh) outside Dean Dump to snap up tickets for the visit of the South Coast Giants I do hope you lot wont be too disappointed that our pre-season games against lower league opposition is being used as an opportunity to give our academy youngsters a run out. No comments please about the demand from the so called big 5 for our players. Big Ron is going to assemble a squad that will propel us into the top six. Yup, you heard it first here. Exciting times at the home of the SCG Regards T[/p][/quote]Thats right, get your excuses in early. Any truth that Stains will be playing 3 Dutch trialists. Defender - Man de Mark Striker - Schor de gaulle GK- Kash de bawll TSCIO.!!![/p][/quote]Excuses? No way, even our academy youngsters should outclass a mid table Championship outfit. miltonarcher
  • Score: 0

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