AFC Bournemouth: Howe would have no hesitation in starting goalkeeper Camp

THIGH INJURY: Cherries goalkeeper Lee Camp

THIGH INJURY: Cherries goalkeeper Lee Camp

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BOSS Eddie Howe says he would have no hesitation in starting Lee Camp in Cherries’ Championship opener at Huddersfield without the goalkeeper having featured during pre-season.

Camp has been sidelined for all four of Cherries’ warm-up friendlies after being troubled by a nagging thigh problem which he first felt during the club’s training camp in Austria.

The 29-year-old has been receiving intensive treatment from the Cherries medical staff and Howe said he expected to discover the full extent of the injury early this week.

But while Howe is confident the injury is not serious, Camp is unlikely to be risked in any of Cherries’ final three friendlies, starting with tomorrow’s visit to Portsmouth.

Camp, who played a key role in Cherries’ finishing 10th in the Championship last season, had not played competitively for seven months before he moved to Dean Court, initially on loan, in November.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “We are waiting to find out the exact extent of his injury. We don’t believe it to be serious but it has niggled on for a couple of weeks longer than we had hoped.

“I don’t think pre-season is as important for a goalkeeper as it is for outfield players. Lee knows how we play and is a fit lad. He looks after himself and is a very good professional so I would have no problems playing him with no training. From that perspective, it is fine and it is just a case of making sure his thigh is right.”

Benji Buchel has shouldered most of the goalkeeping duties during pre-season with Darryl Flahavan also nursing a minor injury. Ryan Allsop is with Coventry until January and there is not normally any provision for recalls when players are on long-term loans.

Howe added: “Pre-season is a great chance to give young players experience and Benji Buchel will have learned so much in the past couple of weeks. It is a great opportunity for him as it is for the other young players. I thought they all did well against Southampton and were a real highlight. Part of pre-season is giving players experiences they haven’t had before.”

Striker Yann Kermorgant, who took a heavy blow to his lower leg when he was caught by Jose Fonte, could be rested as a precaution against Pompey.

Meanwhile, Cherries defender Miles Addison has completed a month-long loan switch to League One Scunthorpe.

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7:10am Mon 28 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Can’t disagree that Buchel has got some useful game experience from pre-season that may be a good investment for us but I am a bit concerned if Camp doesn’t get any game time before the campaign starts.

Yann looked like he got well clobbered so a rest for him is a good idea to give the other strikers a chance to show their stuff.

Highlights from Friday for me Cargill very composed and didn’t look out of place, Stanislas looked pacey and direct, even though it was disallowed Brett scored again and the biggest highlight of all …….. I got to shake the legend Ted MacDougall’s hand as he walked past the North Stand!!!
UTCIAD
Can’t disagree that Buchel has got some useful game experience from pre-season that may be a good investment for us but I am a bit concerned if Camp doesn’t get any game time before the campaign starts. Yann looked like he got well clobbered so a rest for him is a good idea to give the other strikers a chance to show their stuff. Highlights from Friday for me Cargill very composed and didn’t look out of place, Stanislas looked pacey and direct, even though it was disallowed Brett scored again and the biggest highlight of all …….. I got to shake the legend Ted MacDougall’s hand as he walked past the North Stand!!! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 7

9:02am Mon 28 Jul 14

Fanfor45 says...

Good Morning TMCP. I can see the headlines now……TedMacsCher
ryPants after running the length of the stand to press flesh with the legendary SuperMac…………
.no? O.K Onto the football. Goalkeepers hold a greater fascination with fans because you don’t necessarily get to see a new one that often. Can we think of a bad one through the years. The only one I recall as being “not very good” was a guy called Alec Bugg who we had on-loan for a short while back in the 70’s. Does anyone re-call worse?
Good Morning TMCP. I can see the headlines now……TedMacsCher ryPants after running the length of the stand to press flesh with the legendary SuperMac………… .no? O.K Onto the football. Goalkeepers hold a greater fascination with fans because you don’t necessarily get to see a new one that often. Can we think of a bad one through the years. The only one I recall as being “not very good” was a guy called Alec Bugg who we had on-loan for a short while back in the 70’s. Does anyone re-call worse? Fanfor45
  • Score: 0

9:11am Mon 28 Jul 14

ChilledCherry says...

What about Ian Andrews? Could be really good, but other times seemed to spill everything and have major wobbles....
What about Ian Andrews? Could be really good, but other times seemed to spill everything and have major wobbles.... ChilledCherry
  • Score: -3

10:25am Mon 28 Jul 14

devon fan says...

so we are treating a player when we do not know the full extent of the injuryk and close on 3 weeks later we are still assessing it, we have protected him from the pre season matches to avoid aggravating the injury, but we are willing to throw him in to the first team when the league matches start, I am sorry Eddie but it sounds a little bit like you do not know what you are doing, sort out your training methods which hopefully might cut down on the nimber of injuries, and hopefully the ticket office will save a roe of seats so all the protected players can sit
so we are treating a player when we do not know the full extent of the injuryk and close on 3 weeks later we are still assessing it, we have protected him from the pre season matches to avoid aggravating the injury, but we are willing to throw him in to the first team when the league matches start, I am sorry Eddie but it sounds a little bit like you do not know what you are doing, sort out your training methods which hopefully might cut down on the nimber of injuries, and hopefully the ticket office will save a roe of seats so all the protected players can sit devon fan
  • Score: -25

10:50am Mon 28 Jul 14

abc100 says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Good Morning TMCP. I can see the headlines now……TedMacsCher

ryPants after running the length of the stand to press flesh with the legendary SuperMac…………

.no? O.K Onto the football. Goalkeepers hold a greater fascination with fans because you don’t necessarily get to see a new one that often. Can we think of a bad one through the years. The only one I recall as being “not very good” was a guy called Alec Bugg who we had on-loan for a short while back in the 70’s. Does anyone re-call worse?
I have said on here before that we have been really blessed with good keepers, the firsts I can remember were Kenny Allen & Iain Leigh, Peter Gutherie wasn't the best we have had!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Good Morning TMCP. I can see the headlines now……TedMacsCher ryPants after running the length of the stand to press flesh with the legendary SuperMac………… .no? O.K Onto the football. Goalkeepers hold a greater fascination with fans because you don’t necessarily get to see a new one that often. Can we think of a bad one through the years. The only one I recall as being “not very good” was a guy called Alec Bugg who we had on-loan for a short while back in the 70’s. Does anyone re-call worse?[/p][/quote]I have said on here before that we have been really blessed with good keepers, the firsts I can remember were Kenny Allen & Iain Leigh, Peter Gutherie wasn't the best we have had!!!! abc100
  • Score: 0

11:01am Mon 28 Jul 14

devon fan says...

on another note if anyone in interested to know the South African fans view of Tokelo Rantie, log on to soccer laduma and click on to Rantie stars in unveiling of Bournemouths new kit, it is quite interesting
on another note if anyone in interested to know the South African fans view of Tokelo Rantie, log on to soccer laduma and click on to Rantie stars in unveiling of Bournemouths new kit, it is quite interesting devon fan
  • Score: 2

11:17am Mon 28 Jul 14

chawtoncherry says...

abc100 wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
Good Morning TMCP. I can see the headlines now……TedMacsCher


ryPants after running the length of the stand to press flesh with the legendary SuperMac…………


.no? O.K Onto the football. Goalkeepers hold a greater fascination with fans because you don’t necessarily get to see a new one that often. Can we think of a bad one through the years. The only one I recall as being “not very good” was a guy called Alec Bugg who we had on-loan for a short while back in the 70’s. Does anyone re-call worse?
I have said on here before that we have been really blessed with good keepers, the firsts I can remember were Kenny Allen & Iain Leigh, Peter Gutherie wasn't the best we have had!!!!
The best of all - Tommy Godwin, David Best? Perhaps I was young and impressionable. Showing my age there!
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Good Morning TMCP. I can see the headlines now……TedMacsCher ryPants after running the length of the stand to press flesh with the legendary SuperMac………… .no? O.K Onto the football. Goalkeepers hold a greater fascination with fans because you don’t necessarily get to see a new one that often. Can we think of a bad one through the years. The only one I recall as being “not very good” was a guy called Alec Bugg who we had on-loan for a short while back in the 70’s. Does anyone re-call worse?[/p][/quote]I have said on here before that we have been really blessed with good keepers, the firsts I can remember were Kenny Allen & Iain Leigh, Peter Gutherie wasn't the best we have had!!!![/p][/quote]The best of all - Tommy Godwin, David Best? Perhaps I was young and impressionable. Showing my age there! chawtoncherry
  • Score: 6

11:21am Mon 28 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

devon fan wrote:
on another note if anyone in interested to know the South African fans view of Tokelo Rantie, log on to soccer laduma and click on to Rantie stars in unveiling of Bournemouths new kit, it is quite interesting
Checked it out, interesting - yes, flattering - no.
Some of those comments made Nat123 sound like he idolised TK!
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: on another note if anyone in interested to know the South African fans view of Tokelo Rantie, log on to soccer laduma and click on to Rantie stars in unveiling of Bournemouths new kit, it is quite interesting[/p][/quote]Checked it out, interesting - yes, flattering - no. Some of those comments made Nat123 sound like he idolised TK! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 1

3:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

abc100 says...

chawtoncherry wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
Good Morning TMCP. I can see the headlines now……TedMacsCher



ryPants after running the length of the stand to press flesh with the legendary SuperMac…………



.no? O.K Onto the football. Goalkeepers hold a greater fascination with fans because you don’t necessarily get to see a new one that often. Can we think of a bad one through the years. The only one I recall as being “not very good” was a guy called Alec Bugg who we had on-loan for a short while back in the 70’s. Does anyone re-call worse?
I have said on here before that we have been really blessed with good keepers, the firsts I can remember were Kenny Allen & Iain Leigh, Peter Gutherie wasn't the best we have had!!!!
The best of all - Tommy Godwin, David Best? Perhaps I was young and impressionable. Showing my age there!
Nothing wrong in remembering our favourite players from the past, always brings back good memories, although some memories seem a lot longer ago than others!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]chawtoncherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Good Morning TMCP. I can see the headlines now……TedMacsCher ryPants after running the length of the stand to press flesh with the legendary SuperMac………… .no? O.K Onto the football. Goalkeepers hold a greater fascination with fans because you don’t necessarily get to see a new one that often. Can we think of a bad one through the years. The only one I recall as being “not very good” was a guy called Alec Bugg who we had on-loan for a short while back in the 70’s. Does anyone re-call worse?[/p][/quote]I have said on here before that we have been really blessed with good keepers, the firsts I can remember were Kenny Allen & Iain Leigh, Peter Gutherie wasn't the best we have had!!!![/p][/quote]The best of all - Tommy Godwin, David Best? Perhaps I was young and impressionable. Showing my age there![/p][/quote]Nothing wrong in remembering our favourite players from the past, always brings back good memories, although some memories seem a lot longer ago than others!!!!!! abc100
  • Score: 0

5:07pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Court Side says...

devon fan wrote:
so we are treating a player when we do not know the full extent of the injuryk and close on 3 weeks later we are still assessing it, we have protected him from the pre season matches to avoid aggravating the injury, but we are willing to throw him in to the first team when the league matches start, I am sorry Eddie but it sounds a little bit like you do not know what you are doing, sort out your training methods which hopefully might cut down on the nimber of injuries, and hopefully the ticket office will save a roe of seats so all the protected players can sit
You don't half talk some cobblers.
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: so we are treating a player when we do not know the full extent of the injuryk and close on 3 weeks later we are still assessing it, we have protected him from the pre season matches to avoid aggravating the injury, but we are willing to throw him in to the first team when the league matches start, I am sorry Eddie but it sounds a little bit like you do not know what you are doing, sort out your training methods which hopefully might cut down on the nimber of injuries, and hopefully the ticket office will save a roe of seats so all the protected players can sit[/p][/quote]You don't half talk some cobblers. Court Side
  • Score: 2

10:04pm Mon 28 Jul 14

St Albans Cherry says...

I know that some on here will not like this post...

We have no problems at all given the fact that we, like all clubs, pick up injuries at the start of the season but our squad can these days take it no problem...

Oh the bit some won't like; what the hell is happening at Southampton?Are they all just cashing in, the owners I mean, going bust and down with the Luton Town?

So glad it's not our club I would be having a right rant!!
I know that some on here will not like this post... We have no problems at all given the fact that we, like all clubs, pick up injuries at the start of the season but our squad can these days take it no problem... Oh the bit some won't like; what the hell is happening at Southampton?Are they all just cashing in, the owners I mean, going bust and down with the Luton Town? So glad it's not our club I would be having a right rant!! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 3

11:19am Tue 29 Jul 14

60's cherries fan says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Good Morning TMCP. I can see the headlines now……TedMacsCher

ryPants after running the length of the stand to press flesh with the legendary SuperMac…………

.no? O.K Onto the football. Goalkeepers hold a greater fascination with fans because you don’t necessarily get to see a new one that often. Can we think of a bad one through the years. The only one I recall as being “not very good” was a guy called Alec Bugg who we had on-loan for a short while back in the 70’s. Does anyone re-call worse?
oddly enough, Begovic, who we loaned from Portsmouth
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Good Morning TMCP. I can see the headlines now……TedMacsCher ryPants after running the length of the stand to press flesh with the legendary SuperMac………… .no? O.K Onto the football. Goalkeepers hold a greater fascination with fans because you don’t necessarily get to see a new one that often. Can we think of a bad one through the years. The only one I recall as being “not very good” was a guy called Alec Bugg who we had on-loan for a short while back in the 70’s. Does anyone re-call worse?[/p][/quote]oddly enough, Begovic, who we loaned from Portsmouth 60's cherries fan
  • Score: 2

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