AFC Bournemouth: Teenager Cargill keen to state case for the defence

TOP TEAM: Baily Cargill (back row, third from right) pictured in Southampton's 2004-05 under-11s with Luke Shaw (front, second from left)

TOP TEAM: Baily Cargill (back row, third from right) pictured in Southampton's 2004-05 under-11s with Luke Shaw (front, second from left)

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

CHERRIES’ teenage defender Baily Cargill is desperate to prove he could cut it in the Championship and wants to start by passing his Premier League test.

The 19-year-old, elevated to Eddie Howe’s first-team squad this season, is expected to feature when Cherries host Southampton in a pre-season friendly tonight (7.45pm).

Cargill was released by Saints as a 12-year-old after being told they had a left-back ahead of him in the pecking order – Luke Shaw, whose £30million move to Manchester United last month was a world record fee for a teenager.

Invited to join the Cherries centre of excellence after impressing during a trial, Cargill, who almost quit the game following his rejection by Saints, progressed through the club’s youth set up and development squad and was rewarded with a two-and-a-half year contract in November.

Converted by boss Howe to a left-sided central defender, Cargill, who made his Football League debut during a loan spell at Torquay last season, turned in an accomplished display in the first half of Cherries’ 2-2 draw against FC Copenhagen a fortnight ago.

Cargill told the Daily Echo: “It was a great experience to play a Champions League team. I was up against Steve De Ridder, who used to play for Southampton, and a striker called Andreas Cornelius, who joined Cardiff for £7.5m this time last year before going back to Copenhagen. I felt I did well and they didn’t threaten our goal in the first half.

“Hopefully, I will get some game time in our next few friendlies when we play both Southampton and Swansea. There is nobody you would rather face than Premier League opposition because it is the best league in the world. Playing against quality players pushes you to the maximum and helps you see where you are with your own game.

“If I do get a chance, I have to make sure I take it with both hands and do the best I can. I need to prove myself to the manager every day, both in training and in games.”

Howe has already stated he has no immediate plans to loan out Cargill and says the youngster could start the season as Cherries’ third-choice central defender behind Tommy Elphick and Steve Cook with Elliott Ward still on the road to recovery.

Cargill added: “I feel ready, my confidence is up and I am feeling good about myself. If it were to happen then I think I would be ready to do a good job. I never thought I would be training regularly with the first team never mind even maybe having a chance to play in the Championship.

“I feel I have been given a really good opportunity and am determined to take it. The manager and his assistant were both defenders and they know the position. They give you high expectations and know the roles and responsibilities. It is a good thing and it makes you stay on your toes more because you know they will spot it if you make a mistake.”

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6:31am Fri 25 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

It would be great to see some of the youngsters/dev squad trickling through so I hope he gets some sort of chance this season. Obviously not at the expense of Tommy & Cookie but we do need to bring these guys through, the Exeter game would be a good opportunity.

Re *Saints/Stains/Scumm
ers *delete as appropriate
1) I hope they don't have a sell on clause on Baily ;-}
2) Are they bringing the Lallana cash down tonight??

I have a feeling they will be taking this game seriously after their paltry 0-1 victory over lowly (YES lowly!) Swindle in the week, so we could be in for a tough night. Still a lot of tickets left in the North Stand, hope a few more sell on the day.
UTCIAD
It would be great to see some of the youngsters/dev squad trickling through so I hope he gets some sort of chance this season. Obviously not at the expense of Tommy & Cookie but we do need to bring these guys through, the Exeter game would be a good opportunity. Re *Saints/Stains/Scumm ers *delete as appropriate 1) I hope they don't have a sell on clause on Baily ;-} 2) Are they bringing the Lallana cash down tonight?? I have a feeling they will be taking this game seriously after their paltry 0-1 victory over lowly (YES lowly!) Swindle in the week, so we could be in for a tough night. Still a lot of tickets left in the North Stand, hope a few more sell on the day. UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
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6:57am Fri 25 Jul 14

Square Old Codger says...

He has of course been rather longer here than at Southampton, he was released, not poached and unfortunately, the sell on clauses are a thing of the past. He does appear to be a sensible young man, with talent and the right attitude and hope that he makes it. With Marsh we are beginning to see the start of a new generation coming through. It will be interesting too, to see some of the "next" generation of Saints players as well in action and to see Wilson in action against class defenders.
He has of course been rather longer here than at Southampton, he was released, not poached and unfortunately, the sell on clauses are a thing of the past. He does appear to be a sensible young man, with talent and the right attitude and hope that he makes it. With Marsh we are beginning to see the start of a new generation coming through. It will be interesting too, to see some of the "next" generation of Saints players as well in action and to see Wilson in action against class defenders. Square Old Codger
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7:12am Fri 25 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Quote from the Southern Daily Echo within the Tadic feature:-

"Ronald Koeman takes his squad to the Goldsands Stadium for a clash with Championship rivals Cherries."

Is there a clairvoyant on their staff???

If so they're wrong we're destined to pass them on our way up!
Quote from the Southern Daily Echo within the Tadic feature:- "Ronald Koeman takes his squad to the Goldsands Stadium for a clash with Championship rivals Cherries." Is there a clairvoyant on their staff??? If so they're wrong we're destined to pass them on our way up! TedMacsCherryPants
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7:53am Fri 25 Jul 14

Web by says...

Ha Ha nice one TedMacsCherryPants let hope we turn the scummers over tonite
Ha Ha nice one TedMacsCherryPants let hope we turn the scummers over tonite Web by
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8:38am Fri 25 Jul 14

smhinto says...

What appears to be slipping under the radar here is the raft of injuries that we have. I am concerned that we are going to wind up going to Huddersfield with an under strength side and then wondering why we have got turned over.

We now have both our first choice keepers injured i.e. Camp and Flahaven who have hardly played. We also have Ward still not fit, Frazer now injured.
Buchel may be capable, but is not ready for the Championship especially away from home.
.
I am well aware that this sort of thing happens during pre-season. But this is not looking good.
.
Perhaps a dip into the loan market for a keeper may be on the cards.
.
Regards
What appears to be slipping under the radar here is the raft of injuries that we have. I am concerned that we are going to wind up going to Huddersfield with an under strength side and then wondering why we have got turned over. We now have both our first choice keepers injured i.e. Camp and Flahaven who have hardly played. We also have Ward still not fit, Frazer now injured. Buchel may be capable, but is not ready for the Championship especially away from home. . I am well aware that this sort of thing happens during pre-season. But this is not looking good. . Perhaps a dip into the loan market for a keeper may be on the cards. . Regards smhinto
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9:03am Fri 25 Jul 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

smhinto. . KEEP UP . . . . . Camp and Frazer are expected to be fit come the start of the season.
smhinto. . KEEP UP . . . . . Camp and Frazer are expected to be fit come the start of the season. RED LETTER DAY
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9:24am Fri 25 Jul 14

alasdair1967 says...

smhinto wrote:
What appears to be slipping under the radar here is the raft of injuries that we have. I am concerned that we are going to wind up going to Huddersfield with an under strength side and then wondering why we have got turned over.

We now have both our first choice keepers injured i.e. Camp and Flahaven who have hardly played. We also have Ward still not fit, Frazer now injured.
Buchel may be capable, but is not ready for the Championship especially away from home.
.
I am well aware that this sort of thing happens during pre-season. But this is not looking good.
.
Perhaps a dip into the loan market for a keeper may be on the cards.
.
Regards
Buchel not ready for the championship ! Given your last pre seasons comments regards grabben I will treat that with the same contempt looks like buchel will have a fantastic season :-)
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What appears to be slipping under the radar here is the raft of injuries that we have. I am concerned that we are going to wind up going to Huddersfield with an under strength side and then wondering why we have got turned over. We now have both our first choice keepers injured i.e. Camp and Flahaven who have hardly played. We also have Ward still not fit, Frazer now injured. Buchel may be capable, but is not ready for the Championship especially away from home. . I am well aware that this sort of thing happens during pre-season. But this is not looking good. . Perhaps a dip into the loan market for a keeper may be on the cards. . Regards[/p][/quote]Buchel not ready for the championship ! Given your last pre seasons comments regards grabben I will treat that with the same contempt looks like buchel will have a fantastic season :-) alasdair1967
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10:22am Fri 25 Jul 14

ToastyTea says...

Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?
Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ? ToastyTea
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10:33am Fri 25 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?
Go to the Sir Percy Shelley in Boscombe, turn right out of the station and head towards B'mth, about 15min walk. It's' a Wetherspoons pub often used by away fans. There is a pub opposite the station (used to be The Bell) not sure if they let everyone in. You might need to get your money changed as we now use Euros in Dorset ;-}
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?[/p][/quote]Go to the Sir Percy Shelley in Boscombe, turn right out of the station and head towards B'mth, about 15min walk. It's' a Wetherspoons pub often used by away fans. There is a pub opposite the station (used to be The Bell) not sure if they let everyone in. You might need to get your money changed as we now use Euros in Dorset ;-} TedMacsCherryPants
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10:35am Fri 25 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

smhinto wrote:
What appears to be slipping under the radar here is the raft of injuries that we have. I am concerned that we are going to wind up going to Huddersfield with an under strength side and then wondering why we have got turned over.

We now have both our first choice keepers injured i.e. Camp and Flahaven who have hardly played. We also have Ward still not fit, Frazer now injured.
Buchel may be capable, but is not ready for the Championship especially away from home.
.
I am well aware that this sort of thing happens during pre-season. But this is not looking good.
.
Perhaps a dip into the loan market for a keeper may be on the cards.
.
Regards
Henderson is fit again, though Brighton were sniffing around, could be an option if we need a loan.
Regards
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What appears to be slipping under the radar here is the raft of injuries that we have. I am concerned that we are going to wind up going to Huddersfield with an under strength side and then wondering why we have got turned over. We now have both our first choice keepers injured i.e. Camp and Flahaven who have hardly played. We also have Ward still not fit, Frazer now injured. Buchel may be capable, but is not ready for the Championship especially away from home. . I am well aware that this sort of thing happens during pre-season. But this is not looking good. . Perhaps a dip into the loan market for a keeper may be on the cards. . Regards[/p][/quote]Henderson is fit again, though Brighton were sniffing around, could be an option if we need a loan. Regards TedMacsCherryPants
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10:47am Fri 25 Jul 14

pokboy says...

I think you will find that Charlton look like favourites to obtain the services of Henderson.
I think you will find that Charlton look like favourites to obtain the services of Henderson. pokboy
  • Score: -2

12:06pm Fri 25 Jul 14

abc100 says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?
Brave!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?[/p][/quote]Brave!!!!!! abc100
  • Score: -2

12:16pm Fri 25 Jul 14

ToastyTea says...

abc100 wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?
Brave!!!!!!
why ? we are Southampton, we do what we want.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?[/p][/quote]Brave!!!!!![/p][/quote]why ? we are Southampton, we do what we want. ToastyTea
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12:31pm Fri 25 Jul 14

coops1965cherry says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?
Try the Seabournes, it is right opposite the station you cannot miss it.

Decent beer and good atmosphere.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?[/p][/quote]Try the Seabournes, it is right opposite the station you cannot miss it. Decent beer and good atmosphere. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
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12:45pm Fri 25 Jul 14

stevobath says...

ToastyTea wrote:
abc100 wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?
Brave!!!!!!
why ? we are Southampton, we do what we want.
Yes you do what you want....hide.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?[/p][/quote]Brave!!!!!![/p][/quote]why ? we are Southampton, we do what we want.[/p][/quote]Yes you do what you want....hide. stevobath
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1:16pm Fri 25 Jul 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

ToastyTea wrote:
abc100 wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?
Brave!!!!!!
why ? we are Southampton, we do what we want.
DID YOU WANT TO HAVE A FIRE SALE FOR THE WHOLE TEAM THEN ????
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?[/p][/quote]Brave!!!!!![/p][/quote]why ? we are Southampton, we do what we want.[/p][/quote]DID YOU WANT TO HAVE A FIRE SALE FOR THE WHOLE TEAM THEN ???? RED LETTER DAY
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1:21pm Fri 25 Jul 14

matt68 says...

ToastyTea wrote:
abc100 wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?
Brave!!!!!!
why ? we are Southampton, we do what we want.
Unless your mum says otherwise!
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Hi Guys could you tell me if there are any pubs near Pokesdown train station / the ground ?[/p][/quote]Brave!!!!!![/p][/quote]why ? we are Southampton, we do what we want.[/p][/quote]Unless your mum says otherwise! matt68
  • Score: -3

1:49pm Fri 25 Jul 14

ToastyTea says...

You little cherries are so cute, you are not our rivals, you are our second team.
You little cherries are so cute, you are not our rivals, you are our second team. ToastyTea
  • Score: 0

2:33pm Fri 25 Jul 14

coops1965cherry says...

ToastyTea wrote:
You little cherries are so cute, you are not our rivals, you are our second team.
Tw*t you see this is why we dislike you so much because of your misguided patronisation.

Who ever told you that it was ok to have a second team especially a local rival. You really are quite pathectic.
We neither want or need your lascivious attention so crawl back into your cave and bed down for a long long winter.

U T C I A D
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: You little cherries are so cute, you are not our rivals, you are our second team.[/p][/quote]Tw*t you see this is why we dislike you so much because of your misguided patronisation. Who ever told you that it was ok to have a second team especially a local rival. You really are quite pathectic. We neither want or need your lascivious attention so crawl back into your cave and bed down for a long long winter. U T C I A D coops1965cherry
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3:44pm Fri 25 Jul 14

mark.s says...

Of course we'd like to get one over on Saints
Of course Saints are feeling a little insecure over their summer implosion
It's interesting times for both clubs
No need to get childish about it all.
Of course we'd like to get one over on Saints Of course Saints are feeling a little insecure over their summer implosion It's interesting times for both clubs No need to get childish about it all. mark.s
  • Score: 3

5:05pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Court Side says...

ToastyTea wrote:
You little cherries are so cute, you are not our rivals, you are our second team.
I think you'll find your Liverpool's 'B' team, 'B' for ****!!
Do you need to borrow any of our subs or will you have enough? And don't forget the Lallana money, we know what you lot our like for welching on the transfer monies you owe.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: You little cherries are so cute, you are not our rivals, you are our second team.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find your Liverpool's 'B' team, 'B' for ****!! Do you need to borrow any of our subs or will you have enough? And don't forget the Lallana money, we know what you lot our like for welching on the transfer monies you owe. Court Side
  • Score: -1

5:35pm Fri 25 Jul 14

mark.s says...

Lovren has gone now I see, saints must be getting sick of Liverpool
Lovren has gone now I see, saints must be getting sick of Liverpool mark.s
  • Score: -1

10:51pm Fri 25 Jul 14

afcdibby says...

smhinto wrote:
What appears to be slipping under the radar here is the raft of injuries that we have. I am concerned that we are going to wind up going to Huddersfield with an under strength side and then wondering why we have got turned over.

We now have both our first choice keepers injured i.e. Camp and Flahaven who have hardly played. We also have Ward still not fit, Frazer now injured.
Buchel may be capable, but is not ready for the Championship especially away from home.
.
I am well aware that this sort of thing happens during pre-season. But this is not looking good.
.
Perhaps a dip into the loan market for a keeper may be on the cards.
.
Regards
Not being risked and injured are two totally different things.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What appears to be slipping under the radar here is the raft of injuries that we have. I am concerned that we are going to wind up going to Huddersfield with an under strength side and then wondering why we have got turned over. We now have both our first choice keepers injured i.e. Camp and Flahaven who have hardly played. We also have Ward still not fit, Frazer now injured. Buchel may be capable, but is not ready for the Championship especially away from home. . I am well aware that this sort of thing happens during pre-season. But this is not looking good. . Perhaps a dip into the loan market for a keeper may be on the cards. . Regards[/p][/quote]Not being risked and injured are two totally different things. afcdibby
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