AFC Bournemouth: Benji Buchel on standby as Cherries wait on Lee Camp and Darryl Flahavan

IMPRESSIVE PRE-SEASON: Cherries goalkeeper Benji Buchel

IMPRESSIVE PRE-SEASON: Cherries goalkeeper Benji Buchel

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MANAGER Eddie Howe has lavished rich praise on Benji Buchel - and also put the goalkeeper on standby to make his Cherries debut.

Buchel starred during Cherries' pre-season campaign when he shouldered the majority of the goalkeeping duties in the continued absence of Lee Camp and Darryl Flahavan.

And with Camp and Flahavan facing a race against time to be fit for Cherries' Championship opener at Huddersfield on Saturday, Howe says Buchel has played his way into contention.

Buchel has had loan spells at Dorchester, Poole and Havant & Waterlooville since joining Cherries two years ago and has also played for Liechtenstein in a World Cup qualifier.

Camp and Flahavan have both been troubled by thigh injuries and Howe had been pondering drafting in a loan signing until Buchel's exploits made him reconsider.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “We will leave it as long as we can with Lee and Darryl. But the form of Benji has given us confidence that we don't have to panic in this situation. He did very well during pre-season and, on merit, would have to be a contender to play.

“If it is for one or two games, I think you are much better off going with someone who knows you, knows how you work and your style of play rather than bringing in a similar body from say a bigger club.

“Darryl is at a similar stage to Lee in terms of his rehab and they are two very experienced goalkeepers who, if called upon, could both step in and play.”

During pre-season, Flahavan was restricted to 45 minutes in Cherries' opening warm-up match against FC Copenhagen, while Camp did not feature in any friendlies. Buchel, meanwhile, lined up in all seven games including 90-minute appearances against Oxford, Swansea, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Howe added: “The only question mark for us with Benji was the games. We had seen what a really good goalkeeper he was in training and there were no doubts about his shot-stopping ability and everything else.

“It was very much the game-management and the pressure of the big game. They have been big games for him during pre-season and he has come through with flying colours.

“We are not talking about an 18 or 19-year-old lad. We are talking about someone who is experienced in a different way and probably not with the English game. He has done well and you can only judge on what you have seen.

“First and foremost, we are hoping to have Lee fit. From there, we will work backwards and pick the strongest team we can.”

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4:40pm Tue 5 Aug 14

nicoAFCB says...

Having seen benji play a few times before this season Ive been very impressed, a good shot stopper, great communicator and has good distribution. I would personally be confident if he started on Saturday and when all three are fit I would have him as our number 2 behind Campy! UTC
Having seen benji play a few times before this season Ive been very impressed, a good shot stopper, great communicator and has good distribution. I would personally be confident if he started on Saturday and when all three are fit I would have him as our number 2 behind Campy! UTC nicoAFCB
  • Score: 25

6:24pm Tue 5 Aug 14

abc100 says...

Hardly breaking news when camp and Flahaven have not featured in pre season and the first game is only 4 days away
Hardly breaking news when camp and Flahaven have not featured in pre season and the first game is only 4 days away abc100
  • Score: -2

7:35pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Square Old Codger says...

That's what reserves are for, prefer him to Flahaven in any event, up to him to sieze the opportunity that injuies have given him to move up the "pecking" order and to make a claim for a place. From what I have seen of him he has earnt a chance, so the best of luck to the young man, do us and yourself proud. Just do your best and all will be well.
That's what reserves are for, prefer him to Flahaven in any event, up to him to sieze the opportunity that injuies have given him to move up the "pecking" order and to make a claim for a place. From what I have seen of him he has earnt a chance, so the best of luck to the young man, do us and yourself proud. Just do your best and all will be well. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 14

8:32pm Tue 5 Aug 14

WHYNOT says...

I bet Hudderfield were hoping allslop was playing
I bet Hudderfield were hoping allslop was playing WHYNOT
  • Score: -2

9:12pm Tue 5 Aug 14

cromwell9 says...

Looks like its going to hard at Hudders ,without Camp,
Good luck Buchel. Its time to step up and shine,
Looks like its going to hard at Hudders ,without Camp, Good luck Buchel. Its time to step up and shine, cromwell9
  • Score: 4

10:30pm Tue 5 Aug 14

YafcbY says...

Historically a brilliant sign?
Last time we had such goalkeeper injury worries was under SOD. The season we won promotion from League Two.

Neil Moss Moss Moss
Or was it One F in Tardif. ???
Historically a brilliant sign? Last time we had such goalkeeper injury worries was under SOD. The season we won promotion from League Two. Neil Moss Moss Moss Or was it One F in Tardif. ??? YafcbY
  • Score: 2

9:14am Wed 6 Aug 14

smhinto says...

Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper.
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What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming.
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If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him.
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He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature.
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If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.
Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does. smhinto
  • Score: -19

10:29am Wed 6 Aug 14

devon fan says...

whata **** up, I suspect Eddie knew weeks ago that neither keeper would be fit, why not be upfront and tellus who does he think he is fooling
whata **** up, I suspect Eddie knew weeks ago that neither keeper would be fit, why not be upfront and tellus who does he think he is fooling devon fan
  • Score: -24

10:34am Wed 6 Aug 14

xslee says...

devon fan wrote:
whata **** up, I suspect Eddie knew weeks ago that neither keeper would be fit, why not be upfront and tellus who does he think he is fooling
And then what ? Have you not been able to sleep worrying about it ? I'm sure Eddie has plenty of other things to concern himself with to waste time 'fooling' you about who'll be playing in goal in our opening match.
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: whata **** up, I suspect Eddie knew weeks ago that neither keeper would be fit, why not be upfront and tellus who does he think he is fooling[/p][/quote]And then what ? Have you not been able to sleep worrying about it ? I'm sure Eddie has plenty of other things to concern himself with to waste time 'fooling' you about who'll be playing in goal in our opening match. xslee
  • Score: 6

11:30am Wed 6 Aug 14

devon fan says...

xslee wrote:
devon fan wrote:
whata **** up, I suspect Eddie knew weeks ago that neither keeper would be fit, why not be upfront and tellus who does he think he is fooling
And then what ? Have you not been able to sleep worrying about it ? I'm sure Eddie has plenty of other things to concern himself with to waste time 'fooling' you about who'll be playing in goal in our opening match.
I could not give a toss who is in goal, I am sure he will not let us down, I just feel that Eddie has known the position and could have been more forthright without all the attempts to cover it up, because at the end of the day it fools no one least of all the opposition, you are right he has more to worry about because although he will deliver good football there is a big danger that the other clubs will have worked out how we play, because ther is only one way that Eddies teams will play
[quote][p][bold]xslee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: whata **** up, I suspect Eddie knew weeks ago that neither keeper would be fit, why not be upfront and tellus who does he think he is fooling[/p][/quote]And then what ? Have you not been able to sleep worrying about it ? I'm sure Eddie has plenty of other things to concern himself with to waste time 'fooling' you about who'll be playing in goal in our opening match.[/p][/quote]I could not give a toss who is in goal, I am sure he will not let us down, I just feel that Eddie has known the position and could have been more forthright without all the attempts to cover it up, because at the end of the day it fools no one least of all the opposition, you are right he has more to worry about because although he will deliver good football there is a big danger that the other clubs will have worked out how we play, because ther is only one way that Eddies teams will play devon fan
  • Score: -17

11:58am Wed 6 Aug 14

Ahtafcb says...

Buchel deserves to start... having seen him in pre season his distribution is impressive, good shot stopper, and surprisingly good at claiming crosses considering his height! I think he has alot of potential ,although possibly error prone a times, the more game time he has the better he will be. Would prefer him to a half fit camp or flahavan anyday!
Buchel deserves to start... having seen him in pre season his distribution is impressive, good shot stopper, and surprisingly good at claiming crosses considering his height! I think he has alot of potential ,although possibly error prone a times, the more game time he has the better he will be. Would prefer him to a half fit camp or flahavan anyday! Ahtafcb
  • Score: 7

12:38pm Wed 6 Aug 14

eaststandman says...

smhinto wrote:
Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.
You scare me with your lack of experience.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.[/p][/quote]You scare me with your lack of experience. eaststandman
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1:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

nicoAFCB says...

smhinto wrote:
Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper.
.
What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming.
.
If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him.
.
He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature.
.
If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.
I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.[/p][/quote]I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC nicoAFCB
  • Score: 10

2:53pm Wed 6 Aug 14

smhinto says...

nicoAFCB wrote:
smhinto wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.
I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC
In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc.
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Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven.
[quote][p][bold]nicoAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.[/p][/quote]I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC[/p][/quote]In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc. . Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven. smhinto
  • Score: -9

4:11pm Wed 6 Aug 14

The Pink Pitman says...

I think he will be an adequate replacement between the sticks - though it will be tough on Saturday - i'll take a 1-1 draw for starters.
UTCIAD.
I think he will be an adequate replacement between the sticks - though it will be tough on Saturday - i'll take a 1-1 draw for starters. UTCIAD. The Pink Pitman
  • Score: 0

4:47pm Wed 6 Aug 14

mark.s says...

smhinto wrote:
nicoAFCB wrote:
smhinto wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.
I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC
In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc.
.
Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven.
Wait until we're 2-0 with the opposition not threatening to bring a young keeper on? What planet are you on? To use your very phrase - This is the Championship we are talking about!

We're not playing pub teams, the likelihood of being 2-0 up with the opposition not threatening with 20 minutes to go in this division is very rare. And when do you ever see goalkeepers substituted 20 minutes before the end of a game - injuries aside?
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nicoAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.[/p][/quote]I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC[/p][/quote]In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc. . Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven.[/p][/quote]Wait until we're 2-0 with the opposition not threatening to bring a young keeper on? What planet are you on? To use your very phrase - This is the Championship we are talking about! We're not playing pub teams, the likelihood of being 2-0 up with the opposition not threatening with 20 minutes to go in this division is very rare. And when do you ever see goalkeepers substituted 20 minutes before the end of a game - injuries aside? mark.s
  • Score: 6

4:50pm Wed 6 Aug 14

abc100 says...

smhinto wrote:
nicoAFCB wrote:
smhinto wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.
I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC
In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc.
.
Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven.
Sorry but when on earth do managers in league games bring on a young inexperienced keeper with 20 mins to go to give him experience, it never happens and never will, how many times have we seen teams 2 down and not had a shot all game get a couple at the end, I think you might need a better example than the one you have given!!!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nicoAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.[/p][/quote]I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC[/p][/quote]In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc. . Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven.[/p][/quote]Sorry but when on earth do managers in league games bring on a young inexperienced keeper with 20 mins to go to give him experience, it never happens and never will, how many times have we seen teams 2 down and not had a shot all game get a couple at the end, I think you might need a better example than the one you have given!!!! abc100
  • Score: 5

4:50pm Wed 6 Aug 14

gbzpto says...

mark.s wrote:
smhinto wrote:
nicoAFCB wrote:
smhinto wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.
I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC
In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc.
.
Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven.
Wait until we're 2-0 with the opposition not threatening to bring a young keeper on? What planet are you on? To use your very phrase - This is the Championship we are talking about!

We're not playing pub teams, the likelihood of being 2-0 up with the opposition not threatening with 20 minutes to go in this division is very rare. And when do you ever see goalkeepers substituted 20 minutes before the end of a game - injuries aside?
Correct me if I am wrong but I don't think I have ever seen a goal keep er replaced with20 mins to gain experience. It just never happens !
[quote][p][bold]mark.s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nicoAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.[/p][/quote]I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC[/p][/quote]In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc. . Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven.[/p][/quote]Wait until we're 2-0 with the opposition not threatening to bring a young keeper on? What planet are you on? To use your very phrase - This is the Championship we are talking about! We're not playing pub teams, the likelihood of being 2-0 up with the opposition not threatening with 20 minutes to go in this division is very rare. And when do you ever see goalkeepers substituted 20 minutes before the end of a game - injuries aside?[/p][/quote]Correct me if I am wrong but I don't think I have ever seen a goal keep er replaced with20 mins to gain experience. It just never happens ! gbzpto
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4:51pm Wed 6 Aug 14

abc100 says...

smhinto wrote:
nicoAFCB wrote:
smhinto wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.
I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC
In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc.
.
Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven.
Sorry but when on earth do managers in league games bring on a young inexperienced keeper with 20 mins to go to give him experience, it never happens and never will, how many times have we seen teams 2 down and not had a shot all game get a couple at the end, I think you might need a better example than the one you have given!!!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nicoAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.[/p][/quote]I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC[/p][/quote]In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc. . Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven.[/p][/quote]Sorry but when on earth do managers in league games bring on a young inexperienced keeper with 20 mins to go to give him experience, it never happens and never will, how many times have we seen teams 2 down and not had a shot all game get a couple at the end, I think you might need a better example than the one you have given!!!! abc100
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5:17pm Wed 6 Aug 14

raybren says...

I 'm sure I have seen it somewhere recently Smhinto , bring him on for the penalty shoot - out !
I 'm sure I have seen it somewhere recently Smhinto , bring him on for the penalty shoot - out ! raybren
  • Score: -2

5:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

canfordcherry says...

The one worry I have is that against Scumhampton he appeared to let their fans get at him for a few mistakes made, but was a different player in the second half in front of the North Stand.
I hope he has got over any nerves he may have had as 1000 Scum fans will seem like nothing compared to Udders home fans picking up on any sniff of frailty.
The one worry I have is that against Scumhampton he appeared to let their fans get at him for a few mistakes made, but was a different player in the second half in front of the North Stand. I hope he has got over any nerves he may have had as 1000 Scum fans will seem like nothing compared to Udders home fans picking up on any sniff of frailty. canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

5:43pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Nat1234 says...

nicoAFCB wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper.
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What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming.
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If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him.
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He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature.
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If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.
I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC
I agree with a lot of your points , except when you said he played a good standard of football last season . I hardly think Poole town is a good standard of football . But having said that , I think he will do a really good job for us . Better than the midget would ..
[quote][p][bold]nicoAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.[/p][/quote]I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC[/p][/quote]I agree with a lot of your points , except when you said he played a good standard of football last season . I hardly think Poole town is a good standard of football . But having said that , I think he will do a really good job for us . Better than the midget would .. Nat1234
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5:48pm Wed 6 Aug 14

nicoAFCB says...

Nat1234 wrote:
nicoAFCB wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper.
.
What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming.
.
If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him.
.
He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature.
.
If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.
I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC
I agree with a lot of your points , except when you said he played a good standard of football last season . I hardly think Poole town is a good standard of football . But having said that , I think he will do a really good job for us . Better than the midget would ..
I was thinking more of his stint at havant. On not the best standard but certainly progressing in his career. UTC
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nicoAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.[/p][/quote]I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC[/p][/quote]I agree with a lot of your points , except when you said he played a good standard of football last season . I hardly think Poole town is a good standard of football . But having said that , I think he will do a really good job for us . Better than the midget would ..[/p][/quote]I was thinking more of his stint at havant. On not the best standard but certainly progressing in his career. UTC nicoAFCB
  • Score: 1

7:42pm Wed 6 Aug 14

dekayedcherry says...

The only way that "rookie" Buchel will gain experience is by playing and if EH feels he is ready for the Huddersfield game then we must back his judgement. Obviously a fit Camp will play, but if only partially fit EH may wish to have Camp on the bench as cover if needed. However judging how well he has played in pre-season I think he will be fine.
Some have compared Buchel with Allsop who started last season (again inexperienced at this level,although having had 1st Div,experience,which Buchel has not had ) however the difference this season should be that Buchel will have a more experienced back four in front of him than Allsop did as they too were inexperienced last season and we got a "thumping" at Huddersfield. Hopefully that won't happen this year and we come away with a "clean sheet".
Looking forward to following the game on Radio Solent, roll on Saturday 3pm. UTC.
The only way that "rookie" Buchel will gain experience is by playing and if EH feels he is ready for the Huddersfield game then we must back his judgement. Obviously a fit Camp will play, but if only partially fit EH may wish to have Camp on the bench as cover if needed. However judging how well he has played in pre-season I think he will be fine. Some have compared Buchel with Allsop who started last season (again inexperienced at this level,although having had 1st Div,experience,which Buchel has not had ) however the difference this season should be that Buchel will have a more experienced back four in front of him than Allsop did as they too were inexperienced last season and we got a "thumping" at Huddersfield. Hopefully that won't happen this year and we come away with a "clean sheet". Looking forward to following the game on Radio Solent, roll on Saturday 3pm. UTC. dekayedcherry
  • Score: 7

8:44pm Wed 6 Aug 14

nonnogeppetto says...

I fully accept that everyone is entitled to an opinion and to express it whether controversial or not. However I do feel that too many people jump the gun and comment on something (who is in goal and who is not) without acknowledging the fact that Eddie Howe would not field a player unless he knew that the player was able to do the job asked of him.

Those of us who listened to the question put to him last night (fans' forum) will have heard his reply to the question 'who is in goal on Saturday?' his reply was 'wait and see' something that very few people seem to want to do.

All the opinions about fielding a 'rookie' are valid ones but do we really expect EH to announce a team so far in advance! I would expect him to leave it to the last possible minute required by the FL and not announce to the opposition who is and who is not fit so that they can have more time to plan their tactics. UTCIAD
I fully accept that everyone is entitled to an opinion and to express it whether controversial or not. However I do feel that too many people jump the gun and comment on something (who is in goal and who is not) without acknowledging the fact that Eddie Howe would not field a player unless he knew that the player was able to do the job asked of him. Those of us who listened to the question put to him last night (fans' forum) will have heard his reply to the question 'who is in goal on Saturday?' his reply was 'wait and see' something that very few people seem to want to do. All the opinions about fielding a 'rookie' are valid ones but do we really expect EH to announce a team so far in advance! I would expect him to leave it to the last possible minute required by the FL and not announce to the opposition who is and who is not fit so that they can have more time to plan their tactics. UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 4

9:27pm Wed 6 Aug 14

CherryFarmer says...

smhinto wrote:
nicoAFCB wrote:
smhinto wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.
I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC
In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc.
.
Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven.
What a load of rubbish you write. I do believe you really know nothing about football and i pity anyone who "employs" you to assist on any footballing matter.
With idiots like you involved with english soccer i'm afraid we will never win the world cup or any cup in my life time.
I sincerely hope our manager uses his "nous" rather than his "souse". If you don't know what a word means don't use it.....makes you look uneducated.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nicoAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Buchel may be more than a very competant keeper. . What worries me is his lack of experience. This is not a series of friendlies we are about to embark on, this is the Championship!! We need experience between the sticks. This lack of experience is going to cost us, i can see it coming. . If we were at home I would be more comfortable with it, but away it could be too much for him. . He is a good keeper to have on the bench to cover, but playing him for possibly two of three Championship matches is a little premature. . If he excels to the occasion then fair play to him and I hope he does.[/p][/quote]I take your points and I ask you this....how is he suppose to get experience? He went out on loan and played a good standard of football last season, he's been in England for a couple of years now and if he starts on Saturday then he needs all our support not people stating he will cost us the game. UTC[/p][/quote]In answer to your question. The way of bedding a rookie keeper in is obviously to have him on the bench for a while. Then the manager will use his 'souse' as when to bring him on. Say when we are 2-0 up with twenty minutes to go and the opposition are not really threatening, or when the back four are coping well with the opposition forwards etc. . Don't mis-understand me, I dare say that Buchel is a very competant keeper. But we must remember that this is the Championship we are talking about, where experience is required. Because we are away from home the back four will no doubt be briefed on protecting Buchel more than they would Camp or Flahaven.[/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish you write. I do believe you really know nothing about football and i pity anyone who "employs" you to assist on any footballing matter. With idiots like you involved with english soccer i'm afraid we will never win the world cup or any cup in my life time. I sincerely hope our manager uses his "nous" rather than his "souse". If you don't know what a word means don't use it.....makes you look uneducated. CherryFarmer
  • Score: 7

9:41pm Wed 6 Aug 14

YafcbY says...

So daily echo will you be running a season preview soon???
So daily echo will you be running a season preview soon??? YafcbY
  • Score: 2

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