AFC Bournemouth: Two-goal Callum Wilson rues the one that got away

DEBUT DELIGHT: Cherries striker Callum Wilson

DEBUT DELIGHT: Cherries striker Callum Wilson

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CALLUM Wilson admitted his perfectionist instincts left him wanting more after the Cherries striker had fired his new club to an opening day success against Huddersfield.

The 22-year-old, signed from Coventry City in July, scored twice in the 4-0 thumping of the Terriers at the John Smith’s Stadium, with further goals from Marc Pugh and Yann Kermorgant completing the rout.

However, Wilson missed the chance to complete a dream treble when, given the nod ahead of regular penalty taker Kermorgant, he shot straight at Alex Smithies from the spot after being hauled down by the home keeper.

Wilson, whose friendly hat-trick against Oxford United nine days ago included a spot-kick, felt he should have switched directions instead of going the same way.

He told the Daily Echo: “The two goals were massive for me. I scored a hat-trick last week which gave me the confidence to get the two goals on Saturday.

“It should have been three and I’m disappointed that it wasn’t. On a different day, the penalty would have gone in.

“I went that way for the penalty last week so I think I should have changed sides because Huddersfield would have been watching that game.

“The goalkeeper guessed correctly and I didn’t hit it hard enough to make him work a bit more.”

The clash in West Yorkshire was Wilson’s first taste of Championship football with Cherries after he stepped up following a 22-goal season in League One last term.

The frontman showcased his pace and finishing touch with a superb solo effort in the first half, following a lofted pass by Tommy Elphick.

And Wilson added his second and Cherries’ fourth after the break when he stabbed home from Matt Ritchie’s searching cross.

Wilson continued: “It was a good experience to play with the team in a competitive match.

“There are great players here and everyone wants to be starting. I got the nod to play and, thankfully, I took my chance.

“I didn’t think there was a massive difference in standard compared to League One, although there were better individuals on the pitch.

“Throughout the Football League there’s not a great difference in quality and, if you can score goals at any level, then it will stand you in good stead.”

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7:36pm Sun 10 Aug 14

YafcbY says...

Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge.
Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge. YafcbY
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8:11pm Sun 10 Aug 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Tell you what Callum, score two in each game you play in and we should forgive the penalty by the end of the season ;-D
One of the guys serving at KFC in Warwick was a Cov fan and he was well pleased with CW's start, as was I. Well done fella keep 'em coming!!!
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Tell you what Callum, score two in each game you play in and we should forgive the penalty by the end of the season ;-D One of the guys serving at KFC in Warwick was a Cov fan and he was well pleased with CW's start, as was I. Well done fella keep 'em coming!!! UTC TedMacsCherryPants
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8:36pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Steeevo says...

YafcbY wrote:
Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge.
what is the "classic badge"?
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge.[/p][/quote]what is the "classic badge"? Steeevo
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8:53pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Steeevo says...

Steeevo wrote:
YafcbY wrote:
Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge.
what is the "classic badge"?
I ask again, being a Boscombe fan since the early 70's what is the "classic badge"?
[quote][p][bold]Steeevo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge.[/p][/quote]what is the "classic badge"?[/p][/quote]I ask again, being a Boscombe fan since the early 70's what is the "classic badge"? Steeevo
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9:00pm Sun 10 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

Steeevo wrote:
Steeevo wrote:
YafcbY wrote:
Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge.
what is the "classic badge"?
I ask again, being a Boscombe fan since the early 70's what is the "classic badge"?
you dont know the classic badge?
call your self a supporter.
[quote][p][bold]Steeevo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steeevo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge.[/p][/quote]what is the "classic badge"?[/p][/quote]I ask again, being a Boscombe fan since the early 70's what is the "classic badge"?[/p][/quote]you dont know the classic badge? call your self a supporter. holdinkæft
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9:05pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Steeevo says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Steeevo wrote:
Steeevo wrote:
YafcbY wrote:
Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge.
what is the "classic badge"?
I ask again, being a Boscombe fan since the early 70's what is the "classic badge"?
you dont know the classic badge?
call your self a supporter.
of course i do, do you, weird named freak?
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steeevo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steeevo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge.[/p][/quote]what is the "classic badge"?[/p][/quote]I ask again, being a Boscombe fan since the early 70's what is the "classic badge"?[/p][/quote]you dont know the classic badge? call your self a supporter.[/p][/quote]of course i do, do you, weird named freak? Steeevo
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11:08pm Sun 10 Aug 14

YafcbY says...

I've loved pretty much every crest Bournemouth have ever had until now. Whilst the new one looks brilliant on programs, stadium, within the dressing room. On the Bournemouth shirt it looks quite terrible. It just doesn't sit right on the shirt. Yes I know being very picky here, but I'm an artist so fully allowed to be!!!! :-D

I remember an old tutor of mine, back in University days used to say: "typography is death."
I've loved pretty much every crest Bournemouth have ever had until now. Whilst the new one looks brilliant on programs, stadium, within the dressing room. On the Bournemouth shirt it looks quite terrible. It just doesn't sit right on the shirt. Yes I know being very picky here, but I'm an artist so fully allowed to be!!!! :-D I remember an old tutor of mine, back in University days used to say: "typography is death." YafcbY
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11:15pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Rotterdam says...

Well Callum's bound to be pleased that a thread about him scoring twice on his debut turned into a discussion of the badge!

What about the fact that he got a one-on-one with the goalkeeper and picked his spot and threaded it through a tiny gap between the keeper and the post? That's the main thing that was missing from our strikers last season!

Something to celebrate perhaps?
Well Callum's bound to be pleased that a thread about him scoring twice on his debut turned into a discussion of the badge! What about the fact that he got a one-on-one with the goalkeeper and picked his spot and threaded it through a tiny gap between the keeper and the post? That's the main thing that was missing from our strikers last season! Something to celebrate perhaps? Rotterdam
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12:09am Mon 11 Aug 14

WHYNOT says...

YafcbY wrote:
Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge.
no doubt sad old codger will blame eddie mitchell for that
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Anyone else feeling it for the new badge? Personally I would love to see the club revert back to our classic badge.[/p][/quote]no doubt sad old codger will blame eddie mitchell for that WHYNOT
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8:40am Mon 11 Aug 14

c0ckbeard says...

Cracking work Callum. That composure in front of goal was something sorely lacking last season. With the wide men we have (all nine or so of them) you're going to get chance after chance, so I hope you negotiated a decent goal bonus
Cracking work Callum. That composure in front of goal was something sorely lacking last season. With the wide men we have (all nine or so of them) you're going to get chance after chance, so I hope you negotiated a decent goal bonus c0ckbeard
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11:46am Mon 11 Aug 14

swanagecherrie says...

Rotterdam wrote:
Well Callum's bound to be pleased that a thread about him scoring twice on his debut turned into a discussion of the badge!

What about the fact that he got a one-on-one with the goalkeeper and picked his spot and threaded it through a tiny gap between the keeper and the post? That's the main thing that was missing from our strikers last season!

Something to celebrate perhaps?
Totally agree composure in front of goal is what we was sorely missing last season I lost count of the one one one's we wasted. If we had someone who put 75 - 80% of them away we would have made the playoffs. Keep it up Callum you will get plenty of quality service form afcb. As for the penalty its the goalies job to save them you was on target but he guessed the right way it happens.
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: Well Callum's bound to be pleased that a thread about him scoring twice on his debut turned into a discussion of the badge! What about the fact that he got a one-on-one with the goalkeeper and picked his spot and threaded it through a tiny gap between the keeper and the post? That's the main thing that was missing from our strikers last season! Something to celebrate perhaps?[/p][/quote]Totally agree composure in front of goal is what we was sorely missing last season I lost count of the one one one's we wasted. If we had someone who put 75 - 80% of them away we would have made the playoffs. Keep it up Callum you will get plenty of quality service form afcb. As for the penalty its the goalies job to save them you was on target but he guessed the right way it happens. swanagecherrie
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2:50pm Mon 11 Aug 14

frank rispin says...

Why are BBC ON FL show so surprised at bmth 4 0. Didnt they notice the way we thrashed leeds, forest and reading last spring?
Why are BBC ON FL show so surprised at bmth 4 0. Didnt they notice the way we thrashed leeds, forest and reading last spring? frank rispin
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7:54pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Put it in the mixer says...

Did anyone notice Grabban missed exactly one of those one on ones yesterday? Put in.down the channel, near post, just keeper to beat, and tamely side footed it allowing keeper to get a touch. Put you foot through it and go far post. Certain Wilson would have scored it. Agree we should profit in those situations this season.
Did anyone notice Grabban missed exactly one of those one on ones yesterday? Put in.down the channel, near post, just keeper to beat, and tamely side footed it allowing keeper to get a touch. Put you foot through it and go far post. Certain Wilson would have scored it. Agree we should profit in those situations this season. Put it in the mixer
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9:08pm Mon 11 Aug 14

St Albans Cherry says...

I didn't like it that we scored the most goals and we're top of the table and got less coverage than the 'mighty' Fulham...

If we keep going like this first game though I can see that changing. We looked composed, mature and Huddersfield lost their manager due to our very powerful display. What a time to sack a boss!

So pleased about the result and that we have emerging greatness in our ranks!

(The badge question it's evolved we are in a new millennium! I like it) but as already posted that is a daft distraction from the boys and their hammering of a once good club side. We have more to come and it's early days but when it comes Watford will be a big test with their Italians in the mix! We owe them large! I can't wait actually... it's a hop on the bus a large drink and kebab in their town celebrating our success this time me laddies!
I didn't like it that we scored the most goals and we're top of the table and got less coverage than the 'mighty' Fulham... If we keep going like this first game though I can see that changing. We looked composed, mature and Huddersfield lost their manager due to our very powerful display. What a time to sack a boss! So pleased about the result and that we have emerging greatness in our ranks! (The badge question it's evolved we are in a new millennium! I like it) but as already posted that is a daft distraction from the boys and their hammering of a once good club side. We have more to come and it's early days but when it comes Watford will be a big test with their Italians in the mix! We owe them large! I can't wait actually... it's a hop on the bus a large drink and kebab in their town celebrating our success this time me laddies! St Albans Cherry
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