AFC Bournemouth: Pugh hails state-of-the-art training methods

IMPRESSED: Cherries winger Marc Pugh

IMPRESSED: Cherries winger Marc Pugh

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WINGER Marc Pugh has credited Big Brother’s all-seeing eye with adding an incisive element to Cherries’ attacking play.

The 27-year-old, a regular first-team presence throughout his four-year stint at Dean Court, revealed his belief that sophisticated performance analysis techniques – including the filming of training sessions – had sharpened the side’s cutting edge.

Having signed from Hereford United during Eddie Howe’s first spell as manager, Pugh’s personal progress has kept pace with the club’s rapid ascent, culminating with last season’s top-half finish in the Championship.

And the wily wideman pinpointed the methodology implemented by Howe and his backroom staff as a key factor in the squad’s development – individually and collectively.

Pugh told the Daily Echo: “We record our training sessions and the gaffer will always watch it back so it is becoming a big part of what we do.

“Whether it’s something good or something that needs improving, he always encourages you to take a look. The big screen is always available to play back sessions as and when you want to.

“I think it’s brilliant. Things are constantly changing round the place and the whole environment is geared up to improving everything we do. As a player it’s a great benefit to have so much feedback.

“We’ve got the technology these days to look at everything from pass completion, successful crosses, where and when we’re giving away the ball and I believe looking at it really helps your game.

“As a wideman, I always had it in my mind that I should beat my opponent and cross the ball, but since I have been here I have learned to look for the spare body on the pitch rather than just going for the obvious option.

“Seeing it back makes you more aware. You start to see the pictures in your mind when you’re out on the pitch and it makes you think twice before rushing a decision or possibly giving away the ball.

“It has helped all of us to spot things and our play round the box has improved a hell of a lot. We created more chances at the back end of last season and this has played a big part in that.”

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7:34am Thu 31 Jul 14

Afcbpete says...

What a manager, what a squad, what an era!!! Bring on the new season!! UTCIAD
What a manager, what a squad, what an era!!! Bring on the new season!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
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7:45am Thu 31 Jul 14

afcbtintin says...

Great to read, but should we be giving away our trade "secrets" -:))

This time next week.........#gettin
gexcited

UTCIAD
Great to read, but should we be giving away our trade "secrets" -:)) This time next week.........#gettin gexcited UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 2

8:16am Thu 31 Jul 14

BishopforEngland says...

afcbtintin wrote:
Great to read, but should we be giving away our trade "secrets" -:))

This time next week.........#gettin

gexcited

UTCIAD
Don't think they are trade secrets as such just a showing of how well the club is moving forward!

Anybody know how many season tickets have been sold?
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: Great to read, but should we be giving away our trade "secrets" -:)) This time next week.........#gettin gexcited UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Don't think they are trade secrets as such just a showing of how well the club is moving forward! Anybody know how many season tickets have been sold? BishopforEngland
  • Score: 1

8:44am Thu 31 Jul 14

mark.s says...

We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.
We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000. mark.s
  • Score: 1

8:58am Thu 31 Jul 14

afcbtintin says...

mark.s wrote:
We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.
I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them!
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.[/p][/quote]I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them! afcbtintin
  • Score: 0

8:59am Thu 31 Jul 14

afcbtintin says...

BishopforEngland wrote:
afcbtintin wrote:
Great to read, but should we be giving away our trade "secrets" -:))

This time next week.........#gettin


gexcited

UTCIAD
Don't think they are trade secrets as such just a showing of how well the club is moving forward!

Anybody know how many season tickets have been sold?
It was a joke hence the :-))
[quote][p][bold]BishopforEngland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: Great to read, but should we be giving away our trade "secrets" -:)) This time next week.........#gettin gexcited UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Don't think they are trade secrets as such just a showing of how well the club is moving forward! Anybody know how many season tickets have been sold?[/p][/quote]It was a joke hence the :-)) afcbtintin
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9:05am Thu 31 Jul 14

BishopforEngland says...

afcbtintin wrote:
BishopforEngland wrote:
afcbtintin wrote:
Great to read, but should we be giving away our trade "secrets" -:))

This time next week.........#gettin



gexcited

UTCIAD
Don't think they are trade secrets as such just a showing of how well the club is moving forward!

Anybody know how many season tickets have been sold?
It was a joke hence the :-))
Ok, ok!!! Good news about the sale of season tickets although I hope expectations aren't too high. We'll have lost the surprise element of last season and teams will be better set-up to face us. However, we've got the best team and club as a whole than we've had before so should be another good season!!!
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BishopforEngland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: Great to read, but should we be giving away our trade "secrets" -:)) This time next week.........#gettin gexcited UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Don't think they are trade secrets as such just a showing of how well the club is moving forward! Anybody know how many season tickets have been sold?[/p][/quote]It was a joke hence the :-))[/p][/quote]Ok, ok!!! Good news about the sale of season tickets although I hope expectations aren't too high. We'll have lost the surprise element of last season and teams will be better set-up to face us. However, we've got the best team and club as a whole than we've had before so should be another good season!!! BishopforEngland
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10:01am Thu 31 Jul 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

afcbtintin wrote:
mark.s wrote:
We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.
I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them!
Your not alone, I've not got mine either :-(
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.[/p][/quote]I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them![/p][/quote]Your not alone, I've not got mine either :-( TedMacsCherryPants
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10:16am Thu 31 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

afcbtintin wrote:
mark.s wrote:
We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.
I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them!
I would chase that if it were me. I too renewed mine first week and had them delivered 2 or 3 weeks ago!
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.[/p][/quote]I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them![/p][/quote]I would chase that if it were me. I too renewed mine first week and had them delivered 2 or 3 weeks ago! canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

10:26am Thu 31 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

How far have we come in three seasons?
We now have the personnel in place, the best management team outside the Prem., the technology at the club and maybe a couple of signings still to make (everyone has their own view where we need improving!). Just the ground to sort and we are ready for the assault on the 'promised land'.
Very exciting season for us, bring it on!!
How far have we come in three seasons? We now have the personnel in place, the best management team outside the Prem., the technology at the club and maybe a couple of signings still to make (everyone has their own view where we need improving!). Just the ground to sort and we are ready for the assault on the 'promised land'. Very exciting season for us, bring it on!! canfordcherry
  • Score: 8

10:30am Thu 31 Jul 14

susi.m says...

I always enjoy Pughs interviews. He is an intelligent and hardworking player. Plus a very nice decent guy too.
I always enjoy Pughs interviews. He is an intelligent and hardworking player. Plus a very nice decent guy too. susi.m
  • Score: 11

10:33am Thu 31 Jul 14

Pjb1970 says...

Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework
Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework Pjb1970
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1:29pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Cherryfan says...

Pjb1970 wrote:
Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework
Supposed to be lazy and rubbish on the Vitals site, so wonder if this is true.
[quote][p][bold]Pjb1970[/bold] wrote: Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework[/p][/quote]Supposed to be lazy and rubbish on the Vitals site, so wonder if this is true. Cherryfan
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3:27pm Thu 31 Jul 14

redster says...

canfordcherry wrote:
afcbtintin wrote:
mark.s wrote:
We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.
I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them!
I would chase that if it were me. I too renewed mine first week and had them delivered 2 or 3 weeks ago!
yep you need to check where your ST is I signed up for mine the first week they went on sale and got it delivered a couple of weeks ago!
If the total number of sales is more than 6000 as is very likely, then that does not leave a lot of spares for turn up and pay fans on the day, for the big matches. cant help but thinking we will lose revenue due to lack of spare seats!
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.[/p][/quote]I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them![/p][/quote]I would chase that if it were me. I too renewed mine first week and had them delivered 2 or 3 weeks ago![/p][/quote]yep you need to check where your ST is I signed up for mine the first week they went on sale and got it delivered a couple of weeks ago! If the total number of sales is more than 6000 as is very likely, then that does not leave a lot of spares for turn up and pay fans on the day, for the big matches. cant help but thinking we will lose revenue due to lack of spare seats! redster
  • Score: 0

4:17pm Thu 31 Jul 14

matt68 says...

canfordcherry wrote:
afcbtintin wrote:
mark.s wrote:
We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.
I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them!
I would chase that if it were me. I too renewed mine first week and had them delivered 2 or 3 weeks ago!
next batch being sent next week apparantely!
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.[/p][/quote]I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them![/p][/quote]I would chase that if it were me. I too renewed mine first week and had them delivered 2 or 3 weeks ago![/p][/quote]next batch being sent next week apparantely! matt68
  • Score: 0

4:27pm Thu 31 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

matt68 wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
afcbtintin wrote:
mark.s wrote:
We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.
I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them!
I would chase that if it were me. I too renewed mine first week and had them delivered 2 or 3 weeks ago!
next batch being sent next week apparantely!
Yes but wouldn't that only be the ones who paid by instalment, to ensure the full payment is received before issue?
I'd still check..........
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.[/p][/quote]I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them![/p][/quote]I would chase that if it were me. I too renewed mine first week and had them delivered 2 or 3 weeks ago![/p][/quote]next batch being sent next week apparantely![/p][/quote]Yes but wouldn't that only be the ones who paid by instalment, to ensure the full payment is received before issue? I'd still check.......... canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Thu 31 Jul 14

holdinkæft says...

susi.m wrote:
I always enjoy Pughs interviews. He is an intelligent and hardworking player. Plus a very nice decent guy too.
“As a wideman, I always had it in my mind that I should beat my opponent and cross the ball, but since I have been here I have learned to look for the spare body on the pitch rather than just going for the obvious option.

So now he beats him twice and crosses over everybody, i would suggest the fast hard low ball for the forwards to run on to. instead of beaig the man twice and then playing it back. surely they practice this in training.
I also recieved my ST weeks ago.
see copenhagen fans got set on in Ukraine, where are thier brains.?
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: I always enjoy Pughs interviews. He is an intelligent and hardworking player. Plus a very nice decent guy too.[/p][/quote]“As a wideman, I always had it in my mind that I should beat my opponent and cross the ball, but since I have been here I have learned to look for the spare body on the pitch rather than just going for the obvious option. So now he beats him twice and crosses over everybody, i would suggest the fast hard low ball for the forwards to run on to. instead of beaig the man twice and then playing it back. surely they practice this in training. I also recieved my ST weeks ago. see copenhagen fans got set on in Ukraine, where are thier brains.? holdinkæft
  • Score: -9

5:39pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Nat1234 says...

Pjb1970 wrote:
Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework
You've heard this where ? I got my season ticket 3 weeks ago ...
[quote][p][bold]Pjb1970[/bold] wrote: Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework[/p][/quote]You've heard this where ? I got my season ticket 3 weeks ago ... Nat1234
  • Score: 0

5:40pm Thu 31 Jul 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

Redster, . . . . If there are no spare seats because they are all sold how is that a lack of revenue ????
Redster, . . . . If there are no spare seats because they are all sold how is that a lack of revenue ???? RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 0

6:17pm Thu 31 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
Redster, . . . . If there are no spare seats because they are all sold how is that a lack of revenue ????
I think Redster means losing possible much needed revenue.
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: Redster, . . . . If there are no spare seats because they are all sold how is that a lack of revenue ????[/p][/quote]I think Redster means losing possible much needed revenue. canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

6:18pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Nat1234 says...

Pjb1970 wrote:
Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework
Nothing on the Coventry website , so I suggest your making it all up ..
[quote][p][bold]Pjb1970[/bold] wrote: Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework[/p][/quote]Nothing on the Coventry website , so I suggest your making it all up .. Nat1234
  • Score: 0

7:26pm Thu 31 Jul 14

dustbindanny says...

Club website stated over 3weeks ago ,that Season Tickets Sales had exceeded 6500'
Club website stated over 3weeks ago ,that Season Tickets Sales had exceeded 6500' dustbindanny
  • Score: 0

8:23pm Thu 31 Jul 14

abc100 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Pjb1970 wrote:
Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework
Nothing on the Coventry website , so I suggest your making it all up ..
Barton allegedly said to a couple of Coventry fans he is going to Bournemouth, it's on the web that's all
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pjb1970[/bold] wrote: Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework[/p][/quote]Nothing on the Coventry website , so I suggest your making it all up ..[/p][/quote]Barton allegedly said to a couple of Coventry fans he is going to Bournemouth, it's on the web that's all abc100
  • Score: 0

9:35pm Thu 31 Jul 14

cherryexe says...

abc100 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Pjb1970 wrote:
Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework
Nothing on the Coventry website , so I suggest your making it all up ..
Barton allegedly said to a couple of Coventry fans he is going to Bournemouth, it's on the web that's all
For a stag party
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pjb1970[/bold] wrote: Adam Barton Coventry to Bournemouth.come on echo do your homework[/p][/quote]Nothing on the Coventry website , so I suggest your making it all up ..[/p][/quote]Barton allegedly said to a couple of Coventry fans he is going to Bournemouth, it's on the web that's all[/p][/quote]For a stag party cherryexe
  • Score: 1

11:30am Fri 1 Aug 14

greenhouse says...

canfordcherry wrote:
afcbtintin wrote:
mark.s wrote:
We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.
I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them!
I would chase that if it were me. I too renewed mine first week and had them delivered 2 or 3 weeks ago!
also renewed early and just got mine this week.
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: We don't have an exact figure of STs yet (probably because the last lot are still being processed!) but we do know it's more than last season - which was 6,000.[/p][/quote]I renewed mine in the 1st week, but still haven't received them![/p][/quote]I would chase that if it were me. I too renewed mine first week and had them delivered 2 or 3 weeks ago![/p][/quote]also renewed early and just got mine this week. greenhouse
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