AFC Bournemouth defender Baily Cargill: Debut topped the lot

HEADLINE NEWS: Eddie Howe told the Daily Echo last month that Baily Cargill could be in line for a debut

HEADLINE NEWS: Eddie Howe told the Daily Echo last month that Baily Cargill could be in line for a debut

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ELATED Baily Cargill revealed his full Cherries debut had topped everything so far in his fledgling career – even his previous experiences in the Football League.

The 19-year-old reached another milestone when he lined up at the heart of Cherries’ defence during Tuesday’s comfortable 2-0 League Cup win at Exeter City.

Youth product Cargill’s big break came four months after he had made his professional debut in Torquay’s 2-1 win at Bristol Rovers during a loan spell at Plainmoor.

His five games for the eventually-relegated Gulls included a 2-1 derby victory at fierce foes Exeter, but Cargill explained that even the thrill of the Devon bragging rights could not compare with his Cherries inauguration.

Cargill told the Daily Echo: “The biggest game I had played before was probably for Torquay at Exeter. Knowing I had been there before and won helped because I knew a bit about what to expect.

“The atmosphere that day was brilliant. Torquay needed the points and it was a must-win derby but this one definitely ranked above it for me personally.

“I have been here for six years and to have finally played a competitive game for a Championship side, even in the League Cup, was a great achievement.

“It was something I had dreamed of for a long time and I feel very proud. It was an incredible day for me, my family and everyone around me and I really appreciate the manager giving me the opportunity.”

Cargill, who was informed of his inclusion by boss Eddie Howe on Monday, put on an assured show alongside returning team-mate Elliott Ward as Cherries went through with relative ease.

And the rookie defender believes continued progress in the competition can only be good for his chances of more first-team action.

Cargill added: “When the manager told me, I was ecstatic because I had waited a long time for this. All the lads were really pleased and helped me prepare which settled me and got rid of the nerves.

“I have got used to playing with the first team so I was more excited than anything. I usually get quite nervous but I didn’t feel it this time.

“I didn’t think it was the best game I had ever had. I could have played a few better passes but, for a debut, it couldn’t have gone much better.

“Now, I want to try and stake a claim for a first-team spot. It’s going to be tough because we have some brilliant players in my position and I have a lot of work to do.

“Staying in the League Cup will help because it might give me more of an opportunity to play. I’m not setting any targets for the number of games, I just want to keep working hard, stay in the manager’s mind and see how far I can go.”

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7:42am Thu 14 Aug 14

Afcbpete says...

I've been looking forward to Baily getting his debut. Without doubt, he's going to have a very successful career, and will watch it with interest. It's always good to see one of the lads working their way through from the Youth sides. Particularly remember another CB, now what was his name??? it's there somewhere, I just can't quite remember his name!!! Ummmmm, Howe I think, yes, Eddie Howe's the name, he went on to do ok :) UTCIAD
I've been looking forward to Baily getting his debut. Without doubt, he's going to have a very successful career, and will watch it with interest. It's always good to see one of the lads working their way through from the Youth sides. Particularly remember another CB, now what was his name??? it's there somewhere, I just can't quite remember his name!!! Ummmmm, Howe I think, yes, Eddie Howe's the name, he went on to do ok :) UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 16

8:31am Thu 14 Aug 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

A big week for a young man, well done Baily keep up the good work.
A big week for a young man, well done Baily keep up the good work. TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 6

9:17am Thu 14 Aug 14

coops1965cherry says...

Afcbpete wrote:
I've been looking forward to Baily getting his debut. Without doubt, he's going to have a very successful career, and will watch it with interest. It's always good to see one of the lads working their way through from the Youth sides. Particularly remember another CB, now what was his name??? it's there somewhere, I just can't quite remember his name!!! Ummmmm, Howe I think, yes, Eddie Howe's the name, he went on to do ok :) UTCIAD
Almost like a chip off the old block if there could be such a thing.

A real prodiget for king Edward we herald the new prince, long live the king.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: I've been looking forward to Baily getting his debut. Without doubt, he's going to have a very successful career, and will watch it with interest. It's always good to see one of the lads working their way through from the Youth sides. Particularly remember another CB, now what was his name??? it's there somewhere, I just can't quite remember his name!!! Ummmmm, Howe I think, yes, Eddie Howe's the name, he went on to do ok :) UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Almost like a chip off the old block if there could be such a thing. A real prodiget for king Edward we herald the new prince, long live the king. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 7

10:12am Thu 14 Aug 14

devon fan says...

seems to have the right attitude, certainly looked the part at Exeter, good temperment could go a long way in the game
seems to have the right attitude, certainly looked the part at Exeter, good temperment could go a long way in the game devon fan
  • Score: 5

10:37am Thu 14 Aug 14

elite50 says...

Well, I only have one comment.
THAT IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT!
Playing for the school, youth team, local league or Manchester United.
Good luck, we have all been there and hoped for the miracle.
Well, I only have one comment. THAT IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT! Playing for the school, youth team, local league or Manchester United. Good luck, we have all been there and hoped for the miracle. elite50
  • Score: 6

11:12am Thu 14 Aug 14

mark.s says...

He looks a player, we'll do well to keep giving him regular first time experience as and when we can to keep his progression going.
He looks a player, we'll do well to keep giving him regular first time experience as and when we can to keep his progression going. mark.s
  • Score: 3

12:17pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Andifer says...

With the draw at home against Northampton in the next round can see him getting at least 2 more games in this competition - which can only be a good thing !!!! Go for it son !
With the draw at home against Northampton in the next round can see him getting at least 2 more games in this competition - which can only be a good thing !!!! Go for it son ! Andifer
  • Score: 3

5:36pm Thu 14 Aug 14

BishopforEngland says...

Afcbpete wrote:
I've been looking forward to Baily getting his debut. Without doubt, he's going to have a very successful career, and will watch it with interest. It's always good to see one of the lads working their way through from the Youth sides. Particularly remember another CB, now what was his name??? it's there somewhere, I just can't quite remember his name!!! Ummmmm, Howe I think, yes, Eddie Howe's the name, he went on to do ok :) UTCIAD
Yeah but he didn't fulfill his potential as a player did he??
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: I've been looking forward to Baily getting his debut. Without doubt, he's going to have a very successful career, and will watch it with interest. It's always good to see one of the lads working their way through from the Youth sides. Particularly remember another CB, now what was his name??? it's there somewhere, I just can't quite remember his name!!! Ummmmm, Howe I think, yes, Eddie Howe's the name, he went on to do ok :) UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Yeah but he didn't fulfill his potential as a player did he?? BishopforEngland
  • Score: -9

8:07pm Thu 14 Aug 14

redster says...

BishopforEngland wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
I've been looking forward to Baily getting his debut. Without doubt, he's going to have a very successful career, and will watch it with interest. It's always good to see one of the lads working their way through from the Youth sides. Particularly remember another CB, now what was his name??? it's there somewhere, I just can't quite remember his name!!! Ummmmm, Howe I think, yes, Eddie Howe's the name, he went on to do ok :) UTCIAD
Yeah but he didn't fulfill his potential as a player did he??
This is either a wind up or you never watched " steady Eddie" in action
[quote][p][bold]BishopforEngland[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: I've been looking forward to Baily getting his debut. Without doubt, he's going to have a very successful career, and will watch it with interest. It's always good to see one of the lads working their way through from the Youth sides. Particularly remember another CB, now what was his name??? it's there somewhere, I just can't quite remember his name!!! Ummmmm, Howe I think, yes, Eddie Howe's the name, he went on to do ok :) UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Yeah but he didn't fulfill his potential as a player did he??[/p][/quote]This is either a wind up or you never watched " steady Eddie" in action redster
  • Score: -1

9:32pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Afcbpete says...

Brain cell for redster and Bishop of England, they're sharing one at the moment, and its obviously hurting them!!!
Brain cell for redster and Bishop of England, they're sharing one at the moment, and its obviously hurting them!!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 1

9:36pm Thu 14 Aug 14

BishopforEngland says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Brain cell for redster and Bishop of England, they're sharing one at the moment, and its obviously hurting them!!!
Why ?? I never questioned his ability you fool just his fitness record and in response to any questions about whether I saw him play of course I did redster you moron (well when he was fit anyway).
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: Brain cell for redster and Bishop of England, they're sharing one at the moment, and its obviously hurting them!!![/p][/quote]Why ?? I never questioned his ability you fool just his fitness record and in response to any questions about whether I saw him play of course I did redster you moron (well when he was fit anyway). BishopforEngland
  • Score: -2

9:55pm Thu 14 Aug 14

WCJakaWorldCupJizzy says...

Think The Bishop is right, EH did well with what he had but struggled with injuries so didn't fulfill his potential. ......fact!!!!!
Think The Bishop is right, EH did well with what he had but struggled with injuries so didn't fulfill his potential. ......fact!!!!! WCJakaWorldCupJizzy
  • Score: -2

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