AFC Bournemouth: It's Junior showtime as Howe's men sting Bees

CELEBRATION: Goal hero Junior Stanislas is congratulated by Eunan O'Kane

CELEBRATION: Goal hero Junior Stanislas is congratulated by Eunan O'Kane

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JUNIOR Stanislas came off the bench to grab a second-half winner as Cherries recorded a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Brentford today.

Summer signing Stanislas was teed up by fellow substitute Ryan Fraser, the former Burnley man netting his first goal for the club after 72 minutes.

A frenetic start saw both teams create presentable chances and both goalkeepers make good saves inside the opening nine minutes.

Matt Ritchie fashioned the first opportunity after just two minutes, the winger firing inches over the top with a left-foot effort.

Andre Gray, Brentford’s summer signing from Luton, rattled the underside of the crossbar following an intricate free-kick move.

Moses Odubajo stepped inside and let fly from just inside the 18-yard box, his stinging shot beaten away by Cherries goalkeeper Lee Camp.

A well-worked corner routine from Cherries almost paid dividends when Charlie Daniels’s delivery was met by Yann Kermorgant, only for Bees goalkeeper David Button to deny the Frenchman with a superb save low down.

Eunan O’Kane’s 25-yarder flew wide of the target before a couple of strikes from Ritchie were deflected past the post, the second inadvertently by team-mate Callum Wilson.

Button spilled a long-range piledriver from Ritchie but James Tarkowski was on hand to beat Wilson to the loose ball and cleared for a corner.

Alex Pritchard lifted a free-kick into the North Stand on the stroke of half-time, one of a number of curious decisions from referee Gavin Ward in the opening period.

Odubajo’s surge down the right flank created a chance for Alan Judge early in the second half but his shot crept just past the upright.

O’Kane cut out a pass from Gray which would have sent Pritchard free after the Bees had mounted a swift break following a Cherries corner.

The visitors had an escape when Bidwell cleared off the line from Wilson, the striker seizing on the loose ball after Kermorgant had outjumped Button to meet Pugh’s cross.

Kermorgant then arrived at the far post to apply a thumping header to Wilson’s cross, his effort striking a defender before Jonathan Douglas clipped a shot over the crossbar.

Camp scampered across his line to punch Pritchard’s free-kick for a corner before the Cherries goalkeeper dived full length to his right to push Judge’s shot around the post.

Substitutes Fraser and Stanislas combined to unlock the Bees defence after 72 minutes with the former Burnley man sweeping home the Scotsman’s cross at the far post.

Camp got down smartly to parry another effort from Pritchard before Tommy Elphick did well to cut out Judge’s centre which flashed across the face of the goalmouth.

Douglas headed Alan McCormack’s centre narrowly over the crossbar in the closing stages with Cherries running down the clock to record their second win of the season.

Cherries: Camp, Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels, Ritchie (Fraser, 65), O’Kane, Arter (Gosling, 83), Pugh (Stanislas, 65), Kermorgant, Wilson. Unused subs: Rantie, Harte, Smith, Flahavan (g/k).

Booked: Kermorgant.

Bees: Button, McCormack, Craig, Tarkowski, Bidwell, Odubajo (Smith, 80), Tebar (Dallas, 60), Douglas, Pritchard, Judge, Gray (Proschwitz, 80). Unused subs: Dean, Diagouraga, Moore, Lee (g/k).

Booked: Tarkowski, Craig, McCormack.

Referee: Gavin Ward (Surrey).

Attendance: 10,114 (including 1,392 away supporters).

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5:03pm Sat 16 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

Get in two results have made me very happy very happy today ,well done to Eddie Howe for a masterful substitution well done to the players three games played no goals coincided on cloud nine ,the beer will taste sweet tonight

And as an after thought well done Swansea city :-)
Get in two results have made me very happy very happy today ,well done to Eddie Howe for a masterful substitution well done to the players three games played no goals coincided on cloud nine ,the beer will taste sweet tonight And as an after thought well done Swansea city :-) alasdair1967
  • Score: 20

5:15pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

We were fortunate today, no doubt about it. But winning games when things aren't going your way or you're playing below par, is the sign of a good side.
Three games in.
Three victories.
Seven goals scored.
None conceded.
Top of the Championship.
Nuff said!
Can't wait for Tuesday night!
COYR!
UTCIAD!!!
We were fortunate today, no doubt about it. But winning games when things aren't going your way or you're playing below par, is the sign of a good side. Three games in. Three victories. Seven goals scored. None conceded. Top of the Championship. Nuff said! Can't wait for Tuesday night! COYR! UTCIAD!!! Minty Fresh
  • Score: 24

5:28pm Sat 16 Aug 14

old duffa says...

good tight game
Brentford were sharp on some attacks
but happy with 1.1
3 subs done just at right moment
good tight game Brentford were sharp on some attacks but happy with 1.1 3 subs done just at right moment old duffa
  • Score: 1

5:29pm Sat 16 Aug 14

old duffa says...

slip of keyboard there
1.0 to us of course
slip of keyboard there 1.0 to us of course old duffa
  • Score: 10

5:32pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Put it in the mixer says...

We'll play better than this and lose, but as said above that's the sign of a good team. Defence and Camp in particular look very solid. Like the fact we now have class on the bench to give us options. Think Arter, Okane and Pugh were poor today, too many loose passes. Can see Gosling starting against Forest. Finally, have to say the officials were shocking, although amusing when the ref got in the way in last minute when they were about to take strike. Irony.
We'll play better than this and lose, but as said above that's the sign of a good team. Defence and Camp in particular look very solid. Like the fact we now have class on the bench to give us options. Think Arter, Okane and Pugh were poor today, too many loose passes. Can see Gosling starting against Forest. Finally, have to say the officials were shocking, although amusing when the ref got in the way in last minute when they were about to take strike. Irony. Put it in the mixer
  • Score: 13

5:33pm Sat 16 Aug 14

abc100 says...

We couldn't get going today and credit to Brentford for not letting us, we were average at best but managed to nick a goal and were holding on a bit at the end, good sign we can win went we don't play well, bring on Forest as usually one of our easiest home games!!!!!!
We couldn't get going today and credit to Brentford for not letting us, we were average at best but managed to nick a goal and were holding on a bit at the end, good sign we can win went we don't play well, bring on Forest as usually one of our easiest home games!!!!!! abc100
  • Score: 10

5:35pm Sat 16 Aug 14

cherrychris75 says...

We'll take the 3 points today but despite the subs grabbing the winner and the assist I thought Ritchie was the only player especially first half who wanted to have a go and was pleased he was man of match. Eddie seems to have issues with giving him 90 mins. Also, little moan of mine, when we defend corners why do we never have anyone up front and take all back. Fraser especially will never win a header so why not have him ready to counter attack and at least keep an extra defender out of our box. Great win though and bring on forest.
We'll take the 3 points today but despite the subs grabbing the winner and the assist I thought Ritchie was the only player especially first half who wanted to have a go and was pleased he was man of match. Eddie seems to have issues with giving him 90 mins. Also, little moan of mine, when we defend corners why do we never have anyone up front and take all back. Fraser especially will never win a header so why not have him ready to counter attack and at least keep an extra defender out of our box. Great win though and bring on forest. cherrychris75
  • Score: 8

5:43pm Sat 16 Aug 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Not the prettiest of games to watch (not withstanding that I was watching from the Steve Fletcher Stand for the first time!).

Brentford made it difficult for us despite some less than average refereeing decision, in fact the only good thing was his tackling of one of their players in a dangerous position resulting in both player and referee going down like bags of potatoes.

As it has already been said we will play a great deal better and lose. Looking forward to Tuesday night. UTCIAD
Not the prettiest of games to watch (not withstanding that I was watching from the Steve Fletcher Stand for the first time!). Brentford made it difficult for us despite some less than average refereeing decision, in fact the only good thing was his tackling of one of their players in a dangerous position resulting in both player and referee going down like bags of potatoes. As it has already been said we will play a great deal better and lose. Looking forward to Tuesday night. UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 9

5:43pm Sat 16 Aug 14

West moors 1 says...

It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.
It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about. West moors 1
  • Score: 9

6:07pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Afcbpete says...

West moors 1 wrote:
It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.
No doubt we were a little fortunate, the game could of gone either way. But as you rightly the referee was just dreadful. The assault (as there is no other word for it) on Fraser, not only didn't result in a free lick, it didn't result in a sending off!! He was totally taken out by a challenge, where the assailant just had one thing on his mind, and that was one of the more obvious decisions he missed, truly dreadful. Our play was 100 miles away from the slick football of the end of last season, so plenty of work to be done on the training ground. Great to have football back.... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]West moors 1[/bold] wrote: It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.[/p][/quote]No doubt we were a little fortunate, the game could of gone either way. But as you rightly the referee was just dreadful. The assault (as there is no other word for it) on Fraser, not only didn't result in a free lick, it didn't result in a sending off!! He was totally taken out by a challenge, where the assailant just had one thing on his mind, and that was one of the more obvious decisions he missed, truly dreadful. Our play was 100 miles away from the slick football of the end of last season, so plenty of work to be done on the training ground. Great to have football back.... UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 9

6:07pm Sat 16 Aug 14

dustbindanny says...

Thought we looked very ' heavy legged' to day ,? Matt Ritchie was a real handful, so was young Fraser when he came on ,two very pacey players. Credit to Brentford, closed us down all the time ,can't see them being relegated this season on that performance? The only way is up!
Thought we looked very ' heavy legged' to day ,? Matt Ritchie was a real handful, so was young Fraser when he came on ,two very pacey players. Credit to Brentford, closed us down all the time ,can't see them being relegated this season on that performance? The only way is up! dustbindanny
  • Score: 6

6:18pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Square Old Codger says...

A salutary reminder, if one was needed, that there are no easy games in this division,The Bee's no nonsense , physical defense , with a lot of holding, blunted our attack and but for their poor finishing we would have struggled to take the points. A poor referee didn't help. But three points, still top of the League , it can't be bad. Thought the gate was larger than that reported, could only see the odd empty seat and a smattering at the end of the Main Stand. Tuesday, will be interesting, suspect that Forest will be in a defensive mode!
A salutary reminder, if one was needed, that there are no easy games in this division,The Bee's no nonsense , physical defense , with a lot of holding, blunted our attack and but for their poor finishing we would have struggled to take the points. A poor referee didn't help. But three points, still top of the League , it can't be bad. Thought the gate was larger than that reported, could only see the odd empty seat and a smattering at the end of the Main Stand. Tuesday, will be interesting, suspect that Forest will be in a defensive mode! Square Old Codger
  • Score: 4

6:32pm Sat 16 Aug 14

ChilledCherry says...

cherrychris75 wrote:
We'll take the 3 points today but despite the subs grabbing the winner and the assist I thought Ritchie was the only player especially first half who wanted to have a go and was pleased he was man of match. Eddie seems to have issues with giving him 90 mins. Also, little moan of mine, when we defend corners why do we never have anyone up front and take all back. Fraser especially will never win a header so why not have him ready to counter attack and at least keep an extra defender out of our box. Great win though and bring on forest.
Couldn't agree more. Why don't we leave a man up field in case of a counter? As you say someone like Ryan is unlikely to win much in the air in our box, and if leaving him up field it means they have to cover them (one less man attacking their corner).

EH knows what he's doing, but I think this point should be looked at.
[quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: We'll take the 3 points today but despite the subs grabbing the winner and the assist I thought Ritchie was the only player especially first half who wanted to have a go and was pleased he was man of match. Eddie seems to have issues with giving him 90 mins. Also, little moan of mine, when we defend corners why do we never have anyone up front and take all back. Fraser especially will never win a header so why not have him ready to counter attack and at least keep an extra defender out of our box. Great win though and bring on forest.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Why don't we leave a man up field in case of a counter? As you say someone like Ryan is unlikely to win much in the air in our box, and if leaving him up field it means they have to cover them (one less man attacking their corner). EH knows what he's doing, but I think this point should be looked at. ChilledCherry
  • Score: 3

6:35pm Sat 16 Aug 14

bobsworthforever says...

West moors 1 wrote:
It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.
Thought Brentford gave it a right go but we were the better team and deserved to win dont beleive Forest will prove quite as difficult on Tuesday fortunately they think their still European Champions well their not as for leaving Fraser up front at corners hasnt EH alrrady answereb this
[quote][p][bold]West moors 1[/bold] wrote: It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.[/p][/quote]Thought Brentford gave it a right go but we were the better team and deserved to win dont beleive Forest will prove quite as difficult on Tuesday fortunately they think their still European Champions well their not as for leaving Fraser up front at corners hasnt EH alrrady answereb this bobsworthforever
  • Score: 3

6:53pm Sat 16 Aug 14

devon fan says...

there will be a number of games where the opposition pack their defence and we have never found it easy to beat these teams, but if we are resolute enough to win then we have a great chance to do well, Nottingham Forest will be a different type of match and will play more football which should suit us, well done to all
there will be a number of games where the opposition pack their defence and we have never found it easy to beat these teams, but if we are resolute enough to win then we have a great chance to do well, Nottingham Forest will be a different type of match and will play more football which should suit us, well done to all devon fan
  • Score: 7

6:56pm Sat 16 Aug 14

boyerboy says...

We did look tired today and Brentford did make us look short of ideas at times. sadly they seemed a niggly lot and the Ref and one Lino should have been wearing yellow to match their team...........relie
f we won, as has been said we will play much better and lose BUT isn't it the mark of a promotion team to win when not playing well?
We did look tired today and Brentford did make us look short of ideas at times. sadly they seemed a niggly lot and the Ref and one Lino should have been wearing yellow to match their team...........relie f we won, as has been said we will play much better and lose BUT isn't it the mark of a promotion team to win when not playing well? boyerboy
  • Score: 11

7:04pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Jim_Springbourne says...

Junior Showtime??? dear god that takes me back.....
Junior Showtime??? dear god that takes me back..... Jim_Springbourne
  • Score: 3

7:40pm Sat 16 Aug 14

twynhamob says...

Top of the Table, only 44 games to go. Sitting on cloud 9.

PS: Where is Shitno, oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Blue?
Top of the Table, only 44 games to go. Sitting on cloud 9. PS: Where is Shitno, oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Blue? twynhamob
  • Score: 4

7:44pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Court Side says...

devon fan wrote:
there will be a number of games where the opposition pack their defence and we have never found it easy to beat these teams, but if we are resolute enough to win then we have a great chance to do well, Nottingham Forest will be a different type of match and will play more football which should suit us, well done to all
Blimey! Praise!!!!! Well done devon fan. Pass the smelling salts!!!!
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: there will be a number of games where the opposition pack their defence and we have never found it easy to beat these teams, but if we are resolute enough to win then we have a great chance to do well, Nottingham Forest will be a different type of match and will play more football which should suit us, well done to all[/p][/quote]Blimey! Praise!!!!! Well done devon fan. Pass the smelling salts!!!! Court Side
  • Score: 4

7:52pm Sat 16 Aug 14

cheeriedriteup says...

West moors 1 wrote:
It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.
I think you will find the ref has already been assessed, after all he was a Premiership ref, it's clear to see why he isn't there any longer.
Fantastic result today, another clean sheet , we were fortunate but to play under par and still win is a positive
[quote][p][bold]West moors 1[/bold] wrote: It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.[/p][/quote]I think you will find the ref has already been assessed, after all he was a Premiership ref, it's clear to see why he isn't there any longer. Fantastic result today, another clean sheet , we were fortunate but to play under par and still win is a positive cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 2

7:59pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Judaas says...

I know we like to play football, which is great, but on some occasions why do we not just put the ball in the corners to ease the pressure, Harry A case in point.
Totally agree with leaving men up for their corner, I would probably leave 2 up, it would make them leave 3 back at least.
I know we like to play football, which is great, but on some occasions why do we not just put the ball in the corners to ease the pressure, Harry A case in point. Totally agree with leaving men up for their corner, I would probably leave 2 up, it would make them leave 3 back at least. Judaas
  • Score: 2

8:46pm Sat 16 Aug 14

DorsetBlues says...

Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!!
Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!! DorsetBlues
  • Score: -43

8:51pm Sat 16 Aug 14

YafcbY says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!!
If you have enough time to pop onto an internet message board being Mr/Mrs Critic regarding our club, then what do you do with your life? I barely have enough time to come on here praising my team before going back to work, or cooking, or hanging out with some friends.

I sincerely pity you, your lifestyle, and think you must have no other friends to talk Millwall things to. I hope this season you manage to move away from this message board, finding time only to talk Millwall things with Millwall people.

P.S. I live in London and have met many Millwall supporters. Pretty much all of them are very positive regarding Bournemouths team and supporters. Your comments are not supported by your own community.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!![/p][/quote]If you have enough time to pop onto an internet message board being Mr/Mrs Critic regarding our club, then what do you do with your life? I barely have enough time to come on here praising my team before going back to work, or cooking, or hanging out with some friends. I sincerely pity you, your lifestyle, and think you must have no other friends to talk Millwall things to. I hope this season you manage to move away from this message board, finding time only to talk Millwall things with Millwall people. P.S. I live in London and have met many Millwall supporters. Pretty much all of them are very positive regarding Bournemouths team and supporters. Your comments are not supported by your own community. YafcbY
  • Score: 12

8:54pm Sat 16 Aug 14

lionheart says...

West moors 1 wrote:
It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.
Totally agree Ref was poor. But he's young Gavin Ward who's being fast tracked so can't see an assessor being honest with him.
[quote][p][bold]West moors 1[/bold] wrote: It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Ref was poor. But he's young Gavin Ward who's being fast tracked so can't see an assessor being honest with him. lionheart
  • Score: -4

8:54pm Sat 16 Aug 14

YafcbY says...

Good win for the lads today! Great news!!

So this coming home game against Forest might be my last this season. From then on I shall be living in Scotland for a year. Might be able to pop down to another game if my workload and finance allow! So more than ever I hope for a repeat performance on Tuesday night...

and then see you all in the Premier League! :-D
Good win for the lads today! Great news!! So this coming home game against Forest might be my last this season. From then on I shall be living in Scotland for a year. Might be able to pop down to another game if my workload and finance allow! So more than ever I hope for a repeat performance on Tuesday night... and then see you all in the Premier League! :-D YafcbY
  • Score: 1

8:57pm Sat 16 Aug 14

lionheart says...

dustbindanny wrote:
Thought we looked very ' heavy legged' to day ,? Matt Ritchie was a real handful, so was young Fraser when he came on ,two very pacey players. Credit to Brentford, closed us down all the time ,can't see them being relegated this season on that performance? The only way is up!
How come the team were heavy legged when we put out a totally different eleven against Exeter last Tuesday?
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: Thought we looked very ' heavy legged' to day ,? Matt Ritchie was a real handful, so was young Fraser when he came on ,two very pacey players. Credit to Brentford, closed us down all the time ,can't see them being relegated this season on that performance? The only way is up![/p][/quote]How come the team were heavy legged when we put out a totally different eleven against Exeter last Tuesday? lionheart
  • Score: 2

9:02pm Sat 16 Aug 14

lionheart says...

Afcbpete wrote:
West moors 1 wrote:
It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.
No doubt we were a little fortunate, the game could of gone either way. But as you rightly the referee was just dreadful. The assault (as there is no other word for it) on Fraser, not only didn't result in a free lick, it didn't result in a sending off!! He was totally taken out by a challenge, where the assailant just had one thing on his mind, and that was one of the more obvious decisions he missed, truly dreadful. Our play was 100 miles away from the slick football of the end of last season, so plenty of work to be done on the training ground. Great to have football back.... UTCIAD
I would say all credit to Brentford in doing their homework and playing three smaller frontrunners who pressureised our back four and closed us down in midfield. For the last 10 minutes they brought two taller forwards on as a plan B but our back four held firm.

Interesting to see Brentford played their three small guys up on the half way line when defending corners and nearly caught us out a few times with quick breaks.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]West moors 1[/bold] wrote: It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.[/p][/quote]No doubt we were a little fortunate, the game could of gone either way. But as you rightly the referee was just dreadful. The assault (as there is no other word for it) on Fraser, not only didn't result in a free lick, it didn't result in a sending off!! He was totally taken out by a challenge, where the assailant just had one thing on his mind, and that was one of the more obvious decisions he missed, truly dreadful. Our play was 100 miles away from the slick football of the end of last season, so plenty of work to be done on the training ground. Great to have football back.... UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I would say all credit to Brentford in doing their homework and playing three smaller frontrunners who pressureised our back four and closed us down in midfield. For the last 10 minutes they brought two taller forwards on as a plan B but our back four held firm. Interesting to see Brentford played their three small guys up on the half way line when defending corners and nearly caught us out a few times with quick breaks. lionheart
  • Score: 2

9:08pm Sat 16 Aug 14

afcb36 says...

The result went our way in the end been waiting 3 months for this first home game and couldn't wait for it to end in the end was on the edge of my seat for the last 10 mins FairPlay to brentford I fought they closed us down well and didn't allow us to play but as others above have said we didn't have the best of games and still took the 3 points and still top of the league
UTIAD
Bring on forest
Can't believe the club has put the prices up in the bar by 45% might have to have a pint elsewhere ( a group of 5 lads regulars their round of fosters was £6 dearer )
The result went our way in the end been waiting 3 months for this first home game and couldn't wait for it to end in the end was on the edge of my seat for the last 10 mins FairPlay to brentford I fought they closed us down well and didn't allow us to play but as others above have said we didn't have the best of games and still took the 3 points and still top of the league UTIAD Bring on forest Can't believe the club has put the prices up in the bar by 45% might have to have a pint elsewhere ( a group of 5 lads regulars their round of fosters was £6 dearer ) afcb36
  • Score: -13

9:09pm Sat 16 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

Judaas wrote:
I know we like to play football, which is great, but on some occasions why do we not just put the ball in the corners to ease the pressure, Harry A case in point.
Totally agree with leaving men up for their corner, I would probably leave 2 up, it would make them leave 3 back at least.
Hear Howes view on all men back for corners.
1st priority is not to conceed a goal at set pieces. all spaces must be covered. I can remember Pitman and Frazer clearing off the line last season.
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at about 15 mins
[quote][p][bold]Judaas[/bold] wrote: I know we like to play football, which is great, but on some occasions why do we not just put the ball in the corners to ease the pressure, Harry A case in point. Totally agree with leaving men up for their corner, I would probably leave 2 up, it would make them leave 3 back at least.[/p][/quote]Hear Howes view on all men back for corners. 1st priority is not to conceed a goal at set pieces. all spaces must be covered. I can remember Pitman and Frazer clearing off the line last season. http://www.afcb.co.u k/news/article/2014- 08-05-listen-live-to -the-bbc-radio-solen t-fans-forum-1805123 .aspx at about 15 mins holdinkæft
  • Score: 4

9:17pm Sat 16 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

YafcbY wrote:
Good win for the lads today! Great news!!

So this coming home game against Forest might be my last this season. From then on I shall be living in Scotland for a year. Might be able to pop down to another game if my workload and finance allow! So more than ever I hope for a repeat performance on Tuesday night...

and then see you all in the Premier League! :-D
OH NO.going to cold and wet shotland.
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: Good win for the lads today! Great news!! So this coming home game against Forest might be my last this season. From then on I shall be living in Scotland for a year. Might be able to pop down to another game if my workload and finance allow! So more than ever I hope for a repeat performance on Tuesday night... and then see you all in the Premier League! :-D[/p][/quote]OH NO.going to cold and wet shotland. holdinkæft
  • Score: -12

9:19pm Sat 16 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

afcb36 wrote:
The result went our way in the end been waiting 3 months for this first home game and couldn't wait for it to end in the end was on the edge of my seat for the last 10 mins FairPlay to brentford I fought they closed us down well and didn't allow us to play but as others above have said we didn't have the best of games and still took the 3 points and still top of the league
UTIAD
Bring on forest
Can't believe the club has put the prices up in the bar by 45% might have to have a pint elsewhere ( a group of 5 lads regulars their round of fosters was £6 dearer )
How much was the orange juice?
[quote][p][bold]afcb36[/bold] wrote: The result went our way in the end been waiting 3 months for this first home game and couldn't wait for it to end in the end was on the edge of my seat for the last 10 mins FairPlay to brentford I fought they closed us down well and didn't allow us to play but as others above have said we didn't have the best of games and still took the 3 points and still top of the league UTIAD Bring on forest Can't believe the club has put the prices up in the bar by 45% might have to have a pint elsewhere ( a group of 5 lads regulars their round of fosters was £6 dearer )[/p][/quote]How much was the orange juice? holdinkæft
  • Score: -8

9:52pm Sat 16 Aug 14

raybren says...

You have to credit Brentford , they got their game plan correct and if they had their shooting boots on would have got at least a point . However Eddie got it right when he said " Get to the bye line Ryan and sweep it in at the far post Junior ! "
You have to credit Brentford , they got their game plan correct and if they had their shooting boots on would have got at least a point . However Eddie got it right when he said " Get to the bye line Ryan and sweep it in at the far post Junior ! " raybren
  • Score: 4

10:10pm Sat 16 Aug 14

matt68 says...

devon fan wrote:
there will be a number of games where the opposition pack their defence and we have never found it easy to beat these teams, but if we are resolute enough to win then we have a great chance to do well, Nottingham Forest will be a different type of match and will play more football which should suit us, well done to all
Which is why you need to rotate your squad for different games!
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: there will be a number of games where the opposition pack their defence and we have never found it easy to beat these teams, but if we are resolute enough to win then we have a great chance to do well, Nottingham Forest will be a different type of match and will play more football which should suit us, well done to all[/p][/quote]Which is why you need to rotate your squad for different games! matt68
  • Score: 4

10:33pm Sat 16 Aug 14

cherryexe says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!!
Here she is old Dorset pooh nice you to comment on how easy our games our in championship. You lot could not beat one poorest teams in league 2 last week and that will be the same team our reserve team beat quite comfortably on Tuesday. Exeter and Cambridge yeah really tough games you muppett oh and didn't our reserve side beat you're first team 3-2 the other week oh and by the way this will now be 3 seasons in a row where we will finish higher than you in the football league so stop living in the past **** and wake up and smell the coffee you're the **** of the south coast you can look forward to Derby with Eastleigh next season
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!![/p][/quote]Here she is old Dorset pooh nice you to comment on how easy our games our in championship. You lot could not beat one poorest teams in league 2 last week and that will be the same team our reserve team beat quite comfortably on Tuesday. Exeter and Cambridge yeah really tough games you muppett oh and didn't our reserve side beat you're first team 3-2 the other week oh and by the way this will now be 3 seasons in a row where we will finish higher than you in the football league so stop living in the past **** and wake up and smell the coffee you're the **** of the south coast you can look forward to Derby with Eastleigh next season cherryexe
  • Score: 5

10:42pm Sat 16 Aug 14

cherryexe says...

twynhamob wrote:
Top of the Table, only 44 games to go. Sitting on cloud 9.

PS: Where is Shitno, oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Blue?
See one idiot has come out to play Dorset pooh I am sure the other muppetts will be out in force within minutes of the first defeat.
[quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Top of the Table, only 44 games to go. Sitting on cloud 9. PS: Where is Shitno, oxbog, MiltonArcher and Dorset Blue?[/p][/quote]See one idiot has come out to play Dorset pooh I am sure the other muppetts will be out in force within minutes of the first defeat. cherryexe
  • Score: 3

11:22pm Sat 16 Aug 14

stjxf12 says...

Very impressed with Brentford today , they caused us all sorts of problems and defended very well. Always good to take three points when it so easily could have ended in defeat.. Top of the league still 6 out of 6 points. Happy days UTCIAD
Very impressed with Brentford today , they caused us all sorts of problems and defended very well. Always good to take three points when it so easily could have ended in defeat.. Top of the league still 6 out of 6 points. Happy days UTCIAD stjxf12
  • Score: 5

11:51pm Sat 16 Aug 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

YafcbY wrote:
DorsetBlues wrote:
Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!!
If you have enough time to pop onto an internet message board being Mr/Mrs Critic regarding our club, then what do you do with your life? I barely have enough time to come on here praising my team before going back to work, or cooking, or hanging out with some friends.

I sincerely pity you, your lifestyle, and think you must have no other friends to talk Millwall things to. I hope this season you manage to move away from this message board, finding time only to talk Millwall things with Millwall people.

P.S. I live in London and have met many Millwall supporters. Pretty much all of them are very positive regarding Bournemouths team and supporters. Your comments are not supported by your own community.
Ignore the Swanage village idiot who infact is a very mixed up (retarded) Poopey fan.!!!
[quote][p][bold]YafcbY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!![/p][/quote]If you have enough time to pop onto an internet message board being Mr/Mrs Critic regarding our club, then what do you do with your life? I barely have enough time to come on here praising my team before going back to work, or cooking, or hanging out with some friends. I sincerely pity you, your lifestyle, and think you must have no other friends to talk Millwall things to. I hope this season you manage to move away from this message board, finding time only to talk Millwall things with Millwall people. P.S. I live in London and have met many Millwall supporters. Pretty much all of them are very positive regarding Bournemouths team and supporters. Your comments are not supported by your own community.[/p][/quote]Ignore the Swanage village idiot who infact is a very mixed up (retarded) Poopey fan.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 2

12:39am Sun 17 Aug 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!!
Meanwhile in the "very poor" hoofers league, the 4th, yes fourth ranked club on the south coast were struggling to see off the mighty.......... erm......Camb Utd.!!!
We can all dream sunshine, you never know Poopey might even be half decent again one day.!!!
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!![/p][/quote]Meanwhile in the "very poor" hoofers league, the 4th, yes fourth ranked club on the south coast were struggling to see off the mighty.......... erm......Camb Utd.!!! We can all dream sunshine, you never know Poopey might even be half decent again one day.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 2

5:17am Sun 17 Aug 14

bobsworthforever says...

Good news that Surmans coming back give us a bit .more creativity and calm in midfield very good player
Good news that Surmans coming back give us a bit .more creativity and calm in midfield very good player bobsworthforever
  • Score: 4

7:08am Sun 17 Aug 14

Nat1234 says...

bobsworthforever wrote:
Good news that Surmans coming back give us a bit .more creativity and calm in midfield very good player
You've seen this where ?
[quote][p][bold]bobsworthforever[/bold] wrote: Good news that Surmans coming back give us a bit .more creativity and calm in midfield very good player[/p][/quote]You've seen this where ? Nat1234
  • Score: -10

8:31am Sun 17 Aug 14

nonnogeppetto says...

We know when we are going in the right direction when the 'green eye of envy' urges brainy individuals from Swanage to post on a superior football club comment board than the one he supports. I am sure that the majority of people who live in Swanage have an above average IQ however there is always one isn't there!!!

For the sake of decent Pompey supporters I hope they do well alas that will only encourage the DorsetBlues to show his intelligent prowess here on this forum/comment board. Let us just ignore him he will eventually go away. The Italian name for him is 'Testa di cazzo'
We know when we are going in the right direction when the 'green eye of envy' urges brainy individuals from Swanage to post on a superior football club comment board than the one he supports. I am sure that the majority of people who live in Swanage have an above average IQ however there is always one isn't there!!! For the sake of decent Pompey supporters I hope they do well alas that will only encourage the DorsetBlues to show his intelligent prowess here on this forum/comment board. Let us just ignore him he will eventually go away. The Italian name for him is 'Testa di cazzo' nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 3

8:58am Sun 17 Aug 14

Wilkie says...

Link to Surman speculation:

http://www.norwich.v
italfootball.co.uk/a
rticle.asp?a=367115

Just hope Maxim can find a way to write off his money into the club to pay all these wages.
Link to Surman speculation: http://www.norwich.v italfootball.co.uk/a rticle.asp?a=367115 Just hope Maxim can find a way to write off his money into the club to pay all these wages. Wilkie
  • Score: 0

9:14am Sun 17 Aug 14

danlee74 says...

ChilledCherry wrote:
cherrychris75 wrote:
We'll take the 3 points today but despite the subs grabbing the winner and the assist I thought Ritchie was the only player especially first half who wanted to have a go and was pleased he was man of match. Eddie seems to have issues with giving him 90 mins. Also, little moan of mine, when we defend corners why do we never have anyone up front and take all back. Fraser especially will never win a header so why not have him ready to counter attack and at least keep an extra defender out of our box. Great win though and bring on forest.
Couldn't agree more. Why don't we leave a man up field in case of a counter? As you say someone like Ryan is unlikely to win much in the air in our box, and if leaving him up field it means they have to cover them (one less man attacking their corner).

EH knows what he's doing, but I think this point should be looked at.
This was covered in detail at the Radio Solent fans forum: https://audioboo.fm/
boos/2376620-listen-
afcb-fans-forum-with
-eddie-howe-jeffmost
yn-and-tommyelph4 ... good win whilst not playing to our usual standard against a tough, physical side ... bring on the Forest on Tuesday night!

UP THE CHERRIES!!!
[quote][p][bold]ChilledCherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: We'll take the 3 points today but despite the subs grabbing the winner and the assist I thought Ritchie was the only player especially first half who wanted to have a go and was pleased he was man of match. Eddie seems to have issues with giving him 90 mins. Also, little moan of mine, when we defend corners why do we never have anyone up front and take all back. Fraser especially will never win a header so why not have him ready to counter attack and at least keep an extra defender out of our box. Great win though and bring on forest.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Why don't we leave a man up field in case of a counter? As you say someone like Ryan is unlikely to win much in the air in our box, and if leaving him up field it means they have to cover them (one less man attacking their corner). EH knows what he's doing, but I think this point should be looked at.[/p][/quote]This was covered in detail at the Radio Solent fans forum: https://audioboo.fm/ boos/2376620-listen- afcb-fans-forum-with -eddie-howe-jeffmost yn-and-tommyelph4 ... good win whilst not playing to our usual standard against a tough, physical side ... bring on the Forest on Tuesday night! UP THE CHERRIES!!! danlee74
  • Score: 0

9:25am Sun 17 Aug 14

danlee74 says...

danlee74 wrote:
ChilledCherry wrote:
cherrychris75 wrote:
We'll take the 3 points today but despite the subs grabbing the winner and the assist I thought Ritchie was the only player especially first half who wanted to have a go and was pleased he was man of match. Eddie seems to have issues with giving him 90 mins. Also, little moan of mine, when we defend corners why do we never have anyone up front and take all back. Fraser especially will never win a header so why not have him ready to counter attack and at least keep an extra defender out of our box. Great win though and bring on forest.
Couldn't agree more. Why don't we leave a man up field in case of a counter? As you say someone like Ryan is unlikely to win much in the air in our box, and if leaving him up field it means they have to cover them (one less man attacking their corner).

EH knows what he's doing, but I think this point should be looked at.
This was covered in detail at the Radio Solent fans forum: https://audioboo.fm/

boos/2376620-listen-

afcb-fans-forum-with

-eddie-howe-jeffmost

yn-and-tommyelph4 ... good win whilst not playing to our usual standard against a tough, physical side ... bring on the Forest on Tuesday night!

UP THE CHERRIES!!!
About 14 mins 30 secs in if time is tight: https://audioboo.fm/
boos/2376620-listen-
afcb-fans-forum-with
-eddie-howe-jeffmost
yn-and-tommyelph4
[quote][p][bold]danlee74[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChilledCherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: We'll take the 3 points today but despite the subs grabbing the winner and the assist I thought Ritchie was the only player especially first half who wanted to have a go and was pleased he was man of match. Eddie seems to have issues with giving him 90 mins. Also, little moan of mine, when we defend corners why do we never have anyone up front and take all back. Fraser especially will never win a header so why not have him ready to counter attack and at least keep an extra defender out of our box. Great win though and bring on forest.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Why don't we leave a man up field in case of a counter? As you say someone like Ryan is unlikely to win much in the air in our box, and if leaving him up field it means they have to cover them (one less man attacking their corner). EH knows what he's doing, but I think this point should be looked at.[/p][/quote]This was covered in detail at the Radio Solent fans forum: https://audioboo.fm/ boos/2376620-listen- afcb-fans-forum-with -eddie-howe-jeffmost yn-and-tommyelph4 ... good win whilst not playing to our usual standard against a tough, physical side ... bring on the Forest on Tuesday night! UP THE CHERRIES!!![/p][/quote]About 14 mins 30 secs in if time is tight: https://audioboo.fm/ boos/2376620-listen- afcb-fans-forum-with -eddie-howe-jeffmost yn-and-tommyelph4 danlee74
  • Score: 1

9:32am Sun 17 Aug 14

ASM says...

I think forest will be a lot tougher than people on here expect. Darlo is as good a keeper as any and lansbury is lethal. Pearce has got them fired up and they are getting premiership players on loan.
Great result today, brilliant substitution by Howe and Junior looks a right handful, we have 4 excellent wingers.
I hope the Surman rumours are not true if the asking price is more than 250k, because he's out of contract in the summer
I think forest will be a lot tougher than people on here expect. Darlo is as good a keeper as any and lansbury is lethal. Pearce has got them fired up and they are getting premiership players on loan. Great result today, brilliant substitution by Howe and Junior looks a right handful, we have 4 excellent wingers. I hope the Surman rumours are not true if the asking price is more than 250k, because he's out of contract in the summer ASM
  • Score: 0

10:26am Sun 17 Aug 14

swanagecherrie says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
We know when we are going in the right direction when the 'green eye of envy' urges brainy individuals from Swanage to post on a superior football club comment board than the one he supports. I am sure that the majority of people who live in Swanage have an above average IQ however there is always one isn't there!!!

For the sake of decent Pompey supporters I hope they do well alas that will only encourage the DorsetBlues to show his intelligent prowess here on this forum/comment board. Let us just ignore him he will eventually go away. The Italian name for him is 'Testa di cazzo'
Every town has it idiot
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: We know when we are going in the right direction when the 'green eye of envy' urges brainy individuals from Swanage to post on a superior football club comment board than the one he supports. I am sure that the majority of people who live in Swanage have an above average IQ however there is always one isn't there!!! For the sake of decent Pompey supporters I hope they do well alas that will only encourage the DorsetBlues to show his intelligent prowess here on this forum/comment board. Let us just ignore him he will eventually go away. The Italian name for him is 'Testa di cazzo'[/p][/quote]Every town has it idiot swanagecherrie
  • Score: 0

10:43am Sun 17 Aug 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

ASM wrote:
I think forest will be a lot tougher than people on here expect. Darlo is as good a keeper as any and lansbury is lethal. Pearce has got them fired up and they are getting premiership players on loan.
Great result today, brilliant substitution by Howe and Junior looks a right handful, we have 4 excellent wingers.
I hope the Surman rumours are not true if the asking price is more than 250k, because he's out of contract in the summer
Well done boys!!!
win-pretty last week
win-ugly this week
net result = 6pts & 5 goals, 0 goals against - good work!!!

ASM, I don't believe anyone on here expect Forest to be an easy game, especially as they a riding the euphoria of Pearce's return. We all remember that feeling here when E & J came back and what a powerful thing it can be for the crowd and the team.
However we are at home and the onus is on us to win, we fear no-one now no matter how big they were and opponents dis-respect us at their peril, it will be a tough game for BOTH teams.
UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: I think forest will be a lot tougher than people on here expect. Darlo is as good a keeper as any and lansbury is lethal. Pearce has got them fired up and they are getting premiership players on loan. Great result today, brilliant substitution by Howe and Junior looks a right handful, we have 4 excellent wingers. I hope the Surman rumours are not true if the asking price is more than 250k, because he's out of contract in the summer[/p][/quote]Well done boys!!! win-pretty last week win-ugly this week net result = 6pts & 5 goals, 0 goals against - good work!!! ASM, I don't believe anyone on here expect Forest to be an easy game, especially as they a riding the euphoria of Pearce's return. We all remember that feeling here when E & J came back and what a powerful thing it can be for the crowd and the team. However we are at home and the onus is on us to win, we fear no-one now no matter how big they were and opponents dis-respect us at their peril, it will be a tough game for BOTH teams. UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 5

11:09am Sun 17 Aug 14

afcdibby says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
West moors 1 wrote:
It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.
I think you will find the ref has already been assessed, after all he was a Premiership ref, it's clear to see why he isn't there any longer.
Fantastic result today, another clean sheet , we were fortunate but to play under par and still win is a positive
Where do you get tour info from? ? Gavin Ward has never been a Premiership referee.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]West moors 1[/bold] wrote: It was tough today. Brentford packed the defence and made it difficult. We gave away the ball too easy. Referee was awful, actually he was so dreadful I just hope an assessor was there to judge him. Great start to the season and lots to be pleased about.[/p][/quote]I think you will find the ref has already been assessed, after all he was a Premiership ref, it's clear to see why he isn't there any longer. Fantastic result today, another clean sheet , we were fortunate but to play under par and still win is a positive[/p][/quote]Where do you get tour info from? ? Gavin Ward has never been a Premiership referee. afcdibby
  • Score: -1

11:11am Sun 17 Aug 14

pokesdown1 says...

I know they`ve played 44 games more than us but I cant see us catching Burnley,let alone Leicester.
I know they`ve played 44 games more than us but I cant see us catching Burnley,let alone Leicester. pokesdown1
  • Score: -6

11:22am Sun 17 Aug 14

devon fan says...

matt68 wrote:
devon fan wrote:
there will be a number of games where the opposition pack their defence and we have never found it easy to beat these teams, but if we are resolute enough to win then we have a great chance to do well, Nottingham Forest will be a different type of match and will play more football which should suit us, well done to all
Which is why you need to rotate your squad for different games!
I can see your point Matt, but it is something I do not agree with, but I do accept it has become part of modern day football
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: there will be a number of games where the opposition pack their defence and we have never found it easy to beat these teams, but if we are resolute enough to win then we have a great chance to do well, Nottingham Forest will be a different type of match and will play more football which should suit us, well done to all[/p][/quote]Which is why you need to rotate your squad for different games![/p][/quote]I can see your point Matt, but it is something I do not agree with, but I do accept it has become part of modern day football devon fan
  • Score: 0

3:54pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Nat1234 says...

I was surprised that TK wasn't given a chance later on in the game .
I was surprised that TK wasn't given a chance later on in the game . Nat1234
  • Score: -2

4:56pm Sun 17 Aug 14

boyerboy says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!!
Every dog has its day, for Pompey the highs were sadly interrupted by the war (but at least they held the FA cup for six years).
Let us have our moment of glory without malice please..............
your dog has had its time, it's castrated,on the dangerous dog list and will probably be playing with Eastleigh next year........not that Eastleigh will gain promotion ,of course.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!![/p][/quote]Every dog has its day, for Pompey the highs were sadly interrupted by the war (but at least they held the FA cup for six years). Let us have our moment of glory without malice please.............. your dog has had its time, it's castrated,on the dangerous dog list and will probably be playing with Eastleigh next year........not that Eastleigh will gain promotion ,of course. boyerboy
  • Score: 1

5:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

raybren says...

I am sure that I am not the only one waiting for Smhinto , he must be scouting on the continent ! Anyway here ' s his comment " What worries me, is a start like this can only mean one thing ....... the only way is down , I hope Ed realises this ! "
I am sure that I am not the only one waiting for Smhinto , he must be scouting on the continent ! Anyway here ' s his comment " What worries me, is a start like this can only mean one thing ....... the only way is down , I hope Ed realises this ! " raybren
  • Score: 0

6:19pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Steveo123 says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!!
about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London .....

Whats he talking about,, is he on drugs ?
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Who the hell are you ? You think your big time Charlie's after being in The Championship for one season and after two very easy matches thinking you are good enough to win the league this year. Great support by the way just struggled to get over 10000 with The Bees having over 1000 you surely have reached the big time with your church mice support, fantastic news about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London to manage Crippled Alice So it's down the league you tumble and by the way Afc Boremouths badge is pathetic like your sad support. Come on you Lions !!!![/p][/quote]about Eddie Howe jumping your ship to venture to South London ..... Whats he talking about,, is he on drugs ? Steveo123
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