AFC Bournemouth: Stanislas hails Cherries' work ethic ahead of new season

FIRST OUTING: Junior Stanislas (right) at Portsmouth in pre-season

FIRST OUTING: Junior Stanislas (right) at Portsmouth in pre-season

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

SUMMER signing Junior Stanislas believes Cherries’ quality and energy levels will stand them in good stead as they look to make a fast start in the Championship.

Stanislas, one of three new recruits, has experienced mixed fortunes since his free transfer from Burnley, the winger’s pre-season interrupted by a couple of minor injuries.

A delayed start saw the 24-year-old sit out Cherries’ opening two friendlies against FC Copenhagen and Eastleigh before he came off the bench in the 11-0 rout of Dorchester.

Stanislas made another substitute appearance against Southampton before playing his part in a slick first-half showing at Portsmouth where he was handed his first start.

And the Londoner opened his goal account for his new club when he netted a delightful free-kick from 20 yards during Saturday’s 4-1 victory at Oxford.

Stanislas, capped by England at under-19, 20 and 21 level, will be hoping to feature when Cherries kick off their Championship campaign against Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium.

He told the Daily Echo: “It was a disappointing and frustrating start because I had one or two little niggling injuries. My lower back was playing up a bit and although I came back and did one or two sessions, my hamstring really tightened up. It was unfortunate because in pre-season you want to be out there trying to get your fitness levels up.

“The lads did everything to help me settle in straight away and the gaffer was fantastic with me. There was no pressure to get back quickly and he said to just get it right.”

Stanislas, who penned a three-year deal with Cherries after rejecting the offer of a new contract with Burnley, was signed by Howe from West Ham in August 2011 during his time as Clarets manager.

He featured 32 times for the Lancashire outfit last season – with a number of appearances coming from the bench – as they clinched promotion to the Premier League after finishing as runners-up in the Championship.

Asked for the secret to Burnley’s success, Stanislas replied: “Hard work and a good team spirit. The manager Sean Dyche used to drill into us about working hard and being together as a team. We had the players in the squad to get success, the key thing was the hard work to go with it. We put it together and got where needed to in the end.

“The way we try to move the ball here gives us that extra level of energy because we are not chasing too much. We are playing with the ball a lot of time.

“I think the lads have a good work ethic here anyway and, without being disrespectful, the quality levels are very good as well compared with maybe Burnley a little. Maybe that is a little surprising perhaps with a smaller club but what is going on behind the scenes here is first class.”

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7:29am Thu 7 Aug 14

Square Old Codger says...

The time for talking is almost over - we will soon have a better idea of what the Season has to hold for us with three games within the next couple of weeks. Lets hope that Wilson makes an early adjustment to this higher league. Also wonder whether Stanislas, may be played in a strikers role, has the pyhsique , two good feet and pace.. and we are strong in the midfield area. Good luck to the lads anyhow.
The time for talking is almost over - we will soon have a better idea of what the Season has to hold for us with three games within the next couple of weeks. Lets hope that Wilson makes an early adjustment to this higher league. Also wonder whether Stanislas, may be played in a strikers role, has the pyhsique , two good feet and pace.. and we are strong in the midfield area. Good luck to the lads anyhow. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 8

9:24am Thu 7 Aug 14

coops1965cherry says...

Wise words Junior and respect to your candid interview.

This lad knows what he is talking about by the sounds of it now lets see what he can do on the pitch once we get started.
I personally am very much looking forward to him playing and I think Eddy knew exactly what he was getting when he signed him.

It is always refreshing to hear a player offer respectful words to a previous club while praising his current employer.

Good luck Junior and stay fit.

U T C I A D.
Wise words Junior and respect to your candid interview. This lad knows what he is talking about by the sounds of it now lets see what he can do on the pitch once we get started. I personally am very much looking forward to him playing and I think Eddy knew exactly what he was getting when he signed him. It is always refreshing to hear a player offer respectful words to a previous club while praising his current employer. Good luck Junior and stay fit. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 7

9:30am Thu 7 Aug 14

mark.s says...

A very honest interview, which is nice to hear.

Although the first poster is correct in saying that the time for talk is over - Huddesfield's pitch is now the place to make your statements chaps.
A very honest interview, which is nice to hear. Although the first poster is correct in saying that the time for talk is over - Huddesfield's pitch is now the place to make your statements chaps. mark.s
  • Score: 4

9:39am Thu 7 Aug 14

Noel. says...

I would agree with all that has been said so far.

However, with due respect to Sean Dyche, Burnley's success last year was based on the foundations laid by Eddie Howe the whilst he was in charge there. Surely an excellent sign for us in the future.
I would agree with all that has been said so far. However, with due respect to Sean Dyche, Burnley's success last year was based on the foundations laid by Eddie Howe the whilst he was in charge there. Surely an excellent sign for us in the future. Noel.
  • Score: 10

11:23am Thu 7 Aug 14

evans40 says...

Noel. wrote:
I would agree with all that has been said so far.

However, with due respect to Sean Dyche, Burnley's success last year was based on the foundations laid by Eddie Howe the whilst he was in charge there. Surely an excellent sign for us in the future.
Sean Dyche led them up and deserves all the credit IMO. Eddie was there but Sean led them and took them to promotion. I'm sure Eddie doesn't feel like its his team that got them to Prem at all.
Plus , if you use the "It's his team mentality" then perhaps David Moyes was treated very badly and its all Fergies fault for Uniteds poor poor season last year? Nothing to do with coaching methods..?
[quote][p][bold]Noel.[/bold] wrote: I would agree with all that has been said so far. However, with due respect to Sean Dyche, Burnley's success last year was based on the foundations laid by Eddie Howe the whilst he was in charge there. Surely an excellent sign for us in the future.[/p][/quote]Sean Dyche led them up and deserves all the credit IMO. Eddie was there but Sean led them and took them to promotion. I'm sure Eddie doesn't feel like its his team that got them to Prem at all. Plus , if you use the "It's his team mentality" then perhaps David Moyes was treated very badly and its all Fergies fault for Uniteds poor poor season last year? Nothing to do with coaching methods..? evans40
  • Score: 0

12:36pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Afcbpete says...

evans40 wrote:
Noel. wrote:
I would agree with all that has been said so far.

However, with due respect to Sean Dyche, Burnley's success last year was based on the foundations laid by Eddie Howe the whilst he was in charge there. Surely an excellent sign for us in the future.
Sean Dyche led them up and deserves all the credit IMO. Eddie was there but Sean led them and took them to promotion. I'm sure Eddie doesn't feel like its his team that got them to Prem at all.
Plus , if you use the "It's his team mentality" then perhaps David Moyes was treated very badly and its all Fergies fault for Uniteds poor poor season last year? Nothing to do with coaching methods..?
Yes Dyche took them up, and yes of course he deserves the credit. But the fact is, it was Eddies team in the main. Think I'm right in saying, that besides Ings breaking his leg not long after he signed, Eddie signed Shackell, who also suffered an injury that kept him out for a while. Had they both not been injured, who's to say what might of been achieved when Eddie was there. Not that I'm interested in Manure, but I do think Moyes was treated badly, I think he needed to get to this transfer window to make sweeping changes, which is now happening. It personally doesn't matter to me if you agree or disagree, I'm not particularly interested in what is happening elsewhere now, WE have "The Messiah", and it will be HIS team that takes us to some incredible heights in due course, of that I feel certain!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]evans40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Noel.[/bold] wrote: I would agree with all that has been said so far. However, with due respect to Sean Dyche, Burnley's success last year was based on the foundations laid by Eddie Howe the whilst he was in charge there. Surely an excellent sign for us in the future.[/p][/quote]Sean Dyche led them up and deserves all the credit IMO. Eddie was there but Sean led them and took them to promotion. I'm sure Eddie doesn't feel like its his team that got them to Prem at all. Plus , if you use the "It's his team mentality" then perhaps David Moyes was treated very badly and its all Fergies fault for Uniteds poor poor season last year? Nothing to do with coaching methods..?[/p][/quote]Yes Dyche took them up, and yes of course he deserves the credit. But the fact is, it was Eddies team in the main. Think I'm right in saying, that besides Ings breaking his leg not long after he signed, Eddie signed Shackell, who also suffered an injury that kept him out for a while. Had they both not been injured, who's to say what might of been achieved when Eddie was there. Not that I'm interested in Manure, but I do think Moyes was treated badly, I think he needed to get to this transfer window to make sweeping changes, which is now happening. It personally doesn't matter to me if you agree or disagree, I'm not particularly interested in what is happening elsewhere now, WE have "The Messiah", and it will be HIS team that takes us to some incredible heights in due course, of that I feel certain!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 3

1:26pm Thu 7 Aug 14

abc100 says...

Noel. wrote:
I would agree with all that has been said so far.

However, with due respect to Sean Dyche, Burnley's success last year was based on the foundations laid by Eddie Howe the whilst he was in charge there. Surely an excellent sign for us in the future.
Was Eddie Howes success based on Groves then????
[quote][p][bold]Noel.[/bold] wrote: I would agree with all that has been said so far. However, with due respect to Sean Dyche, Burnley's success last year was based on the foundations laid by Eddie Howe the whilst he was in charge there. Surely an excellent sign for us in the future.[/p][/quote]Was Eddie Howes success based on Groves then???? abc100
  • Score: 1

1:30pm Thu 7 Aug 14

coops1965cherry says...

Afcbpete wrote:
evans40 wrote:
Noel. wrote:
I would agree with all that has been said so far.

However, with due respect to Sean Dyche, Burnley's success last year was based on the foundations laid by Eddie Howe the whilst he was in charge there. Surely an excellent sign for us in the future.
Sean Dyche led them up and deserves all the credit IMO. Eddie was there but Sean led them and took them to promotion. I'm sure Eddie doesn't feel like its his team that got them to Prem at all.
Plus , if you use the "It's his team mentality" then perhaps David Moyes was treated very badly and its all Fergies fault for Uniteds poor poor season last year? Nothing to do with coaching methods..?
Yes Dyche took them up, and yes of course he deserves the credit. But the fact is, it was Eddies team in the main. Think I'm right in saying, that besides Ings breaking his leg not long after he signed, Eddie signed Shackell, who also suffered an injury that kept him out for a while. Had they both not been injured, who's to say what might of been achieved when Eddie was there. Not that I'm interested in Manure, but I do think Moyes was treated badly, I think he needed to get to this transfer window to make sweeping changes, which is now happening. It personally doesn't matter to me if you agree or disagree, I'm not particularly interested in what is happening elsewhere now, WE have "The Messiah", and it will be HIS team that takes us to some incredible heights in due course, of that I feel certain!! UTCIAD
He's not the messiah he's a very naughty boy, L O L.

Sorry couldn't help myself.

Ok yes he is the messiah and we are heading for dizzy heights.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]evans40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Noel.[/bold] wrote: I would agree with all that has been said so far. However, with due respect to Sean Dyche, Burnley's success last year was based on the foundations laid by Eddie Howe the whilst he was in charge there. Surely an excellent sign for us in the future.[/p][/quote]Sean Dyche led them up and deserves all the credit IMO. Eddie was there but Sean led them and took them to promotion. I'm sure Eddie doesn't feel like its his team that got them to Prem at all. Plus , if you use the "It's his team mentality" then perhaps David Moyes was treated very badly and its all Fergies fault for Uniteds poor poor season last year? Nothing to do with coaching methods..?[/p][/quote]Yes Dyche took them up, and yes of course he deserves the credit. But the fact is, it was Eddies team in the main. Think I'm right in saying, that besides Ings breaking his leg not long after he signed, Eddie signed Shackell, who also suffered an injury that kept him out for a while. Had they both not been injured, who's to say what might of been achieved when Eddie was there. Not that I'm interested in Manure, but I do think Moyes was treated badly, I think he needed to get to this transfer window to make sweeping changes, which is now happening. It personally doesn't matter to me if you agree or disagree, I'm not particularly interested in what is happening elsewhere now, WE have "The Messiah", and it will be HIS team that takes us to some incredible heights in due course, of that I feel certain!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]He's not the messiah he's a very naughty boy, L O L. Sorry couldn't help myself. Ok yes he is the messiah and we are heading for dizzy heights. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 2

3:05pm Thu 7 Aug 14

smhinto says...

I believe that Dyche will be one of the first managers to get the sack in the Premier League.
.
As soon as they start to struggle and I believe they will, the board will want to save them by bringing in a more experienced manager in an attempt to keep them up. They are very direct and have little scope for changing their pattern judging by what I saw of them last season.
.
The same happend to Warnock at QPR, i.e. they went up and then struggled. Warnock has always been good at taking clubs to the Premiership but not very good at keeping them their. His past record shows it.
.
Dyche I feel has not got the souse to keep a club in the Premier.
.
Regards
I believe that Dyche will be one of the first managers to get the sack in the Premier League. . As soon as they start to struggle and I believe they will, the board will want to save them by bringing in a more experienced manager in an attempt to keep them up. They are very direct and have little scope for changing their pattern judging by what I saw of them last season. . The same happend to Warnock at QPR, i.e. they went up and then struggled. Warnock has always been good at taking clubs to the Premiership but not very good at keeping them their. His past record shows it. . Dyche I feel has not got the souse to keep a club in the Premier. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: -2

4:15pm Thu 7 Aug 14

pokboy says...

Smhinto, I think the word you are looking for is NOUS.
Souse refers to immersing in water/steeping/pickl
ing in brine and also in the context of getting drunk as in getting pickled!
Smhinto, I think the word you are looking for is NOUS. Souse refers to immersing in water/steeping/pickl ing in brine and also in the context of getting drunk as in getting pickled! pokboy
  • Score: 5

5:06pm Thu 7 Aug 14

canfordcherry says...

smhinto wrote:
I believe that Dyche will be one of the first managers to get the sack in the Premier League.
.
As soon as they start to struggle and I believe they will, the board will want to save them by bringing in a more experienced manager in an attempt to keep them up. They are very direct and have little scope for changing their pattern judging by what I saw of them last season.
.
The same happend to Warnock at QPR, i.e. they went up and then struggled. Warnock has always been good at taking clubs to the Premiership but not very good at keeping them their. His past record shows it.
.
Dyche I feel has not got the souse to keep a club in the Premier.
.
Regards
Maybe second after Koeman walks from St Fairies!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe that Dyche will be one of the first managers to get the sack in the Premier League. . As soon as they start to struggle and I believe they will, the board will want to save them by bringing in a more experienced manager in an attempt to keep them up. They are very direct and have little scope for changing their pattern judging by what I saw of them last season. . The same happend to Warnock at QPR, i.e. they went up and then struggled. Warnock has always been good at taking clubs to the Premiership but not very good at keeping them their. His past record shows it. . Dyche I feel has not got the souse to keep a club in the Premier. . Regards[/p][/quote]Maybe second after Koeman walks from St Fairies! canfordcherry
  • Score: 2

5:16pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Steveo123 says...

Have to say , all looking good,, will be a little dissapointed if we don't at least make the playoffs...
Have to say , all looking good,, will be a little dissapointed if we don't at least make the playoffs... Steveo123
  • Score: 0

6:44pm Thu 7 Aug 14

nonnogeppetto says...

smhinto wrote:
I believe that Dyche will be one of the first managers to get the sack in the Premier League.
.
As soon as they start to struggle and I believe they will, the board will want to save them by bringing in a more experienced manager in an attempt to keep them up. They are very direct and have little scope for changing their pattern judging by what I saw of them last season.
.
The same happend to Warnock at QPR, i.e. they went up and then struggled. Warnock has always been good at taking clubs to the Premiership but not very good at keeping them their. His past record shows it.
.
Dyche I feel has not got the souse to keep a club in the Premier.
.
Regards
Come on smhinto have a dictionary placed next to your keyboard! at least I have some excuse when I use inappropriate words in saying what i wish to say (English not being my mother tongue) but you of all people should know better the club is not an herring needing sousing!!!

However you could well be right about Dyche being sacked after all that is what usually happens Atkins at St Feries springs to mind!! look what is happen to them!

Kind regards
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: I believe that Dyche will be one of the first managers to get the sack in the Premier League. . As soon as they start to struggle and I believe they will, the board will want to save them by bringing in a more experienced manager in an attempt to keep them up. They are very direct and have little scope for changing their pattern judging by what I saw of them last season. . The same happend to Warnock at QPR, i.e. they went up and then struggled. Warnock has always been good at taking clubs to the Premiership but not very good at keeping them their. His past record shows it. . Dyche I feel has not got the souse to keep a club in the Premier. . Regards[/p][/quote]Come on smhinto have a dictionary placed next to your keyboard! at least I have some excuse when I use inappropriate words in saying what i wish to say (English not being my mother tongue) but you of all people should know better the club is not an herring needing sousing!!! However you could well be right about Dyche being sacked after all that is what usually happens Atkins at St Feries springs to mind!! look what is happen to them! Kind regards nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 2

9:19pm Thu 7 Aug 14

redster says...

pokboy wrote:
Smhinto, I think the word you are looking for is NOUS.
Souse refers to immersing in water/steeping/pickl

ing in brine and also in the context of getting drunk as in getting pickled!
As in soused herring yum!
[quote][p][bold]pokboy[/bold] wrote: Smhinto, I think the word you are looking for is NOUS. Souse refers to immersing in water/steeping/pickl ing in brine and also in the context of getting drunk as in getting pickled![/p][/quote]As in soused herring yum! redster
  • Score: 0

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