AFC Bournemouth: Howe's team end a Cobblers curse

STRIKE ONE: Cherries players celebrate Dan Gosling's opener

STRIKE ONE: Cherries players celebrate Dan Gosling's opener

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CHERRIES eased into the third round of the League Cup for the first time in 10 years after finally breaking their Northampton Town jinx in a 3-0 win at Dean Court tonight.

Eddie Howe’s men made light work of seeing off the League Two outfit who had pulled off the shock of the first round by dumping out Wolves.

First-half goals from Dan Gosling and Brett Pitman, coupled with substitute Callum Wilson’s header 11 minutes from time, ensured there would be no repeat for the Cobblers.

Victory was Cherries’ first over Northampton since 2002, with Town winning five of the previous seven meetings – including doing the double over Howe’s promotion winners in 2009-10.

Gosling, who scored during Cherries’ first-round triumph at Exeter, paved the way for the win when he swept home the opener after 21 minutes of a first half dominated by the hosts.

Pitman, who made his debut in the competition in 2005, the season after Cherries had progressed to the last 32 following a penalty shootout win at Premier League Blackburn, doubled the lead following a mistake by Ricky Ravenhill.

And Wilson came off the bench to seal Cherries’ place in Thursday’s third-round draw when he headed his fourth goal since his summer move from Coventry.

Cherries made their intentions clear from the first whistle when an attack started by Tokelo Rantie finished with Marc Pugh firing wide from a tight angle after just 43 seconds.

Rantie’s teasing cross from the right was taken off Pugh’s head when Cobblers defender Ben Tozer nodded clear before Eunan O’Kane saw his 20-yarder flash past the post.

O’Kane went mightily close to breaking the deadlock after seven minutes when his thunderous volley from 25 yards came crashing back off the underside of the crossbar.

Northampton also had a chance to open the scoring when Lee Collins headed narrowly past the upright after Joel Byrom’s corner had picked him out at the far post.

Ryan Fraser, named in the latest Scotland under-21 squad, wriggled free and lifted his shot over the crossbar before Rantie dragged an effort wide after seizing on a mistake by Collins.

As chances came thick and fast for Cherries, Steve Cook nodded an Ian Harte corner past the near post before teenage defender Baily Cargill also got in on the act when his crisply-hit strike from the edge of the box was parried past the upright by Archer.

Cherries were rewarded for their supremacy when they made the breakthrough after 21 minutes, with Gosling on hand to sweep home the opener.

The former Newcastle and Everton man picked his spot, adroitly side-footing the ball into the bottom corner after fastening on to Adam Smith’s driven cross.

Cherries were gifted an opportunity to double their lead after 30 minutes when Ravenhill’s wayward pass inadvertently gave Pitman a free run on goal.

And the club’s master marksman – Cherries’ fifth highest all-time leading league goalscorer – accepted the present, coolly rounding Archer and tapping into an empty net.

Such was Cherries’ first-half domination that some Northampton supporters were reduced to cheering sarcastically when their team managed to gain possession, with one wag urging the hosts to “give us back the ball”.

The visiting contingent were briefly roused as Marc Richards prepared to meet a deep cross from Kaid Mohamed, only for the striker to fluff his lines by thumping a free header over the top in first-half stoppage time.

Cobblers defender Collins could count himself fortunate to escape with a yellow card after clattering Pitman with an over-the-top challenge early in the second half.

Rantie stole a yard on his marker with a sharp turn of pace before sending a low drive towards goal, his effort blocked by the legs of Northampton’s on-loan goalkeeper Archer.

Cargill’s timely tackle prevented Mohamed going clear on goal, the youngster again distinguishing himself with another accomplished performance.

Archer got down smartly at his near post to save from Callum Wilson after he had latched on to fellow substitute Matt Ritchie’s cross, with Pitman blazing the follow-up into the North Stand.

Fraser’s effort from the edge of the box curled inches past the upright before Archer was forced to beat away Harte’s stinging drive with Wilson dragging his shot wide from the rebound.

Wilson, however, made no mistake when he headed home the third, the striker well placed after Archer had only been able to parry Gosling’s piledriver straight to him.

Cherries: Camp, Smith, Cook, Cargill, Harte, Fraser, Gosling, O’Kane, Pugh (Wilson, 69), Rantie (Ritchie, 69), Pitman (Stanislas, 82). Unused subs: Elphick, Daniels, Kermorgant, Flahavan (g/k).

Cobblers: Archer, Tozer, Collins, Diamond, Robertson, D’Ath (Nicholls, 75), Byrom, Ravenhill (O’Toole, 57), Mohamed, Sinclair (Moyo, 71), Richards. Unused subs: Hackett, Warburton, Jackson, Duke (g/k).

Booked: Collins, Diamond.

Referee: Carl Berry (Surrey).

Attendance: 5,250 (including 332 away supporters).

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11:38pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

An easy win against poor opposition.
Next up, Lewis Grabban and Norwich Sh*tty.
Cook and co better be on their guard and our strikers ready to cause an upset.
Well done tonight.
UTCIAD!
An easy win against poor opposition. Next up, Lewis Grabban and Norwich Sh*tty. Cook and co better be on their guard and our strikers ready to cause an upset. Well done tonight. UTCIAD! Minty Fresh
  • Score: 6

12:13am Wed 27 Aug 14

afcdibby says...

Without being disrespectful to Northampton, this was a stroll in the park tonight.
Without being disrespectful to Northampton, this was a stroll in the park tonight. afcdibby
  • Score: 7

3:22am Wed 27 Aug 14

ASM says...

small gate, but those who turned up will be pleased. It's great we stay in this cup to rotate the squad and give everyone a chance, I am pleased Cargill and Smith are getting some first team action. Pitman is in good form this season, maybe give him a start ahead of Yann?
I like TK, but it just doesn't seem to be happening for him here and a loan move to another championship or championship level club will be good, maybe back to Malmo.
Goslin seems to be the answer to our "can't score from centre midfield crisis"
small gate, but those who turned up will be pleased. It's great we stay in this cup to rotate the squad and give everyone a chance, I am pleased Cargill and Smith are getting some first team action. Pitman is in good form this season, maybe give him a start ahead of Yann? I like TK, but it just doesn't seem to be happening for him here and a loan move to another championship or championship level club will be good, maybe back to Malmo. Goslin seems to be the answer to our "can't score from centre midfield crisis" ASM
  • Score: 1

6:47am Wed 27 Aug 14

Realisticherry says...

Whilst I fully understand the need to rotate both to rest "first teamers" and to give fringe players game time, in my view it would have been preferable to play the first team last night. It would have given the first team a much needed confidence boost following the less than perfect performances in the last 2 league games. Now the first team are going into the Norwich fixture still on the back of 2 defeats. Just my view on the psychology of the situation.
Whilst I fully understand the need to rotate both to rest "first teamers" and to give fringe players game time, in my view it would have been preferable to play the first team last night. It would have given the first team a much needed confidence boost following the less than perfect performances in the last 2 league games. Now the first team are going into the Norwich fixture still on the back of 2 defeats. Just my view on the psychology of the situation. Realisticherry
  • Score: -19

7:18am Wed 27 Aug 14

bobsworthforever says...

Good performance even so a bit one sided but a few changes on Saturday give someone else a chance Cargill was good so was Harte lets hope we get the Arsenal tonight bet there be s few more there for that one TK played Ok as well
Good performance even so a bit one sided but a few changes on Saturday give someone else a chance Cargill was good so was Harte lets hope we get the Arsenal tonight bet there be s few more there for that one TK played Ok as well bobsworthforever
  • Score: 5

7:55am Wed 27 Aug 14

St Albans Cherry says...

I think the absent fans missed a treat. Progress will be a little harder now in this competition. An away fixture to a big club would be good for the side.

We shall see about club rotation etc. when we visit Norwich...

Come on you Reds!
I think the absent fans missed a treat. Progress will be a little harder now in this competition. An away fixture to a big club would be good for the side. We shall see about club rotation etc. when we visit Norwich... Come on you Reds! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 8

7:59am Wed 27 Aug 14

boyerboy says...

Great full home debut performance by Chargrill, many more to come we trust.
PREMIER TEAM AT HOME PLEASE IN THE NEXT ROUND.

TK does get knocked off the ball/loses possession too easily, I fear for the money invested in him.
Great full home debut performance by Chargrill, many more to come we trust. PREMIER TEAM AT HOME PLEASE IN THE NEXT ROUND. TK does get knocked off the ball/loses possession too easily, I fear for the money invested in him. boyerboy
  • Score: 1

8:02am Wed 27 Aug 14

cherrychris75 says...

Yes wasn't the most difficult match but it's always a relief when the goals go in. Okane for me was player of first half and was so unlucky to hit the bar. Cook showed his class throughout which will have helped him after Saturday and Cargill for me looks a class act. Would have helped him with the experience around him but he looked like he had been playing there for years. Brett took his chance brilliantly and all was missing was a goal from rantie. Chelsea, arsenal or the self titled south coast giants next would be good.
Yes wasn't the most difficult match but it's always a relief when the goals go in. Okane for me was player of first half and was so unlucky to hit the bar. Cook showed his class throughout which will have helped him after Saturday and Cargill for me looks a class act. Would have helped him with the experience around him but he looked like he had been playing there for years. Brett took his chance brilliantly and all was missing was a goal from rantie. Chelsea, arsenal or the self titled south coast giants next would be good. cherrychris75
  • Score: 6

8:30am Wed 27 Aug 14

eaststandman says...

A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt.

Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.
A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt. Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level. eaststandman
  • Score: -1

9:22am Wed 27 Aug 14

swanagecherrie says...

eaststandman wrote:
A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt.

Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.
I'm afraid I am starting to agree Ref T.K I was sure with the attributes he has he was going to click in and be a good player for us, but it just isn't going to happen. Last night was a great chance for him to rip a league 2 defense apart. I feel sorry for him and no one more than me was wishing he could make it. Maybe a winger would be a better position for him. But certainly a loan out to a league one or two club needed to come back a stronger player as he's just not going to get the game time with the squad we got now.
Last night showed how far we have come, not to many seasons ago Northampton would have been considered a hard tie, last night we won easily at for us walking pace. Lets remember that the next championship game the doesn't quite go our way.
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt. Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.[/p][/quote]I'm afraid I am starting to agree Ref T.K I was sure with the attributes he has he was going to click in and be a good player for us, but it just isn't going to happen. Last night was a great chance for him to rip a league 2 defense apart. I feel sorry for him and no one more than me was wishing he could make it. Maybe a winger would be a better position for him. But certainly a loan out to a league one or two club needed to come back a stronger player as he's just not going to get the game time with the squad we got now. Last night showed how far we have come, not to many seasons ago Northampton would have been considered a hard tie, last night we won easily at for us walking pace. Lets remember that the next championship game the doesn't quite go our way. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 5

9:24am Wed 27 Aug 14

Afcbpete says...

eaststandman wrote:
A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt.

Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.
TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt. Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.[/p][/quote]TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 14

10:37am Wed 27 Aug 14

eastcoastbryan says...

Is there a meeting point in Norwich for us away supporters? If not then can I suggest the complete angler? Up by the station.
Is there a meeting point in Norwich for us away supporters? If not then can I suggest the complete angler? Up by the station. eastcoastbryan
  • Score: 2

11:01am Wed 27 Aug 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Afcbpete wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt.

Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.
TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD
Can I also add that a high ball to TK is as good as a 'chocolate fireplace' he has no height, physic nor the strength to overpower big defenders. Give him a ball on the ground or one to chase and he will leave defenders standing. We may well be making the assumption that he has been put under pressure to score goals when Eddie may well be telling him to continue with creating chances for others, the fact that others fail to score is not of his making.

I can see why people draw their conclusions however I do not entirely agree with their impatiance I prefer to stay off his back and applaud what he does well. UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt. Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.[/p][/quote]TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Can I also add that a high ball to TK is as good as a 'chocolate fireplace' he has no height, physic nor the strength to overpower big defenders. Give him a ball on the ground or one to chase and he will leave defenders standing. We may well be making the assumption that he has been put under pressure to score goals when Eddie may well be telling him to continue with creating chances for others, the fact that others fail to score is not of his making. I can see why people draw their conclusions however I do not entirely agree with their impatiance I prefer to stay off his back and applaud what he does well. UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 5

11:36am Wed 27 Aug 14

abc100 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt.

Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.
TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD
Good job we didn't judge Fletch on his goal scoring, I know we paid a large fee for TK but if we had not the doubters would be saying what a fantastic signing & let's give him a bit more time!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt. Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.[/p][/quote]TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Good job we didn't judge Fletch on his goal scoring, I know we paid a large fee for TK but if we had not the doubters would be saying what a fantastic signing & let's give him a bit more time!!!! abc100
  • Score: 2

12:18pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Afcbpete says...

abc100 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt.

Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.
TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD
Good job we didn't judge Fletch on his goal scoring, I know we paid a large fee for TK but if we had not the doubters would be saying what a fantastic signing & let's give him a bit more time!!!!
But I DID!! In the first few years, I couldn't for the life of me understand why we still had him. Don't I look stupid now, and hold my hands up. But I also heard many, many others around me saying the same. This is partly (only partly I might ad), why I give Rantie plenty of slack, and others come to that. I'm fortunately not the manager, I might be surprised at some things Eddie does, but he's proved right 99.9 times out of 100 (he IS The Messiah, but not perfect!!). I'd hoped to see some improvement in TK's scoring exploits, but he's hardly played many games this season, and as I've said, he's still getting zero service, so quite what anyone can expect from that, is beyond me!! I REALLY don't understand, having paid that amount for TK, that Eddie doesn't play to his strengths, because the more he plays, and the more chances created, he may miss some, but once he starts banging them in, I'm sure his confidence will soar, at the moment, it must be pretty low, because he scored some impressive goals before he came here, but then he had confidence, AND service!!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt. Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.[/p][/quote]TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Good job we didn't judge Fletch on his goal scoring, I know we paid a large fee for TK but if we had not the doubters would be saying what a fantastic signing & let's give him a bit more time!!!![/p][/quote]But I DID!! In the first few years, I couldn't for the life of me understand why we still had him. Don't I look stupid now, and hold my hands up. But I also heard many, many others around me saying the same. This is partly (only partly I might ad), why I give Rantie plenty of slack, and others come to that. I'm fortunately not the manager, I might be surprised at some things Eddie does, but he's proved right 99.9 times out of 100 (he IS The Messiah, but not perfect!!). I'd hoped to see some improvement in TK's scoring exploits, but he's hardly played many games this season, and as I've said, he's still getting zero service, so quite what anyone can expect from that, is beyond me!! I REALLY don't understand, having paid that amount for TK, that Eddie doesn't play to his strengths, because the more he plays, and the more chances created, he may miss some, but once he starts banging them in, I'm sure his confidence will soar, at the moment, it must be pretty low, because he scored some impressive goals before he came here, but then he had confidence, AND service!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 4

12:35pm Wed 27 Aug 14

abc100 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt.

Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.
TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD
Good job we didn't judge Fletch on his goal scoring, I know we paid a large fee for TK but if we had not the doubters would be saying what a fantastic signing & let's give him a bit more time!!!!
But I DID!! In the first few years, I couldn't for the life of me understand why we still had him. Don't I look stupid now, and hold my hands up. But I also heard many, many others around me saying the same. This is partly (only partly I might ad), why I give Rantie plenty of slack, and others come to that. I'm fortunately not the manager, I might be surprised at some things Eddie does, but he's proved right 99.9 times out of 100 (he IS The Messiah, but not perfect!!). I'd hoped to see some improvement in TK's scoring exploits, but he's hardly played many games this season, and as I've said, he's still getting zero service, so quite what anyone can expect from that, is beyond me!! I REALLY don't understand, having paid that amount for TK, that Eddie doesn't play to his strengths, because the more he plays, and the more chances created, he may miss some, but once he starts banging them in, I'm sure his confidence will soar, at the moment, it must be pretty low, because he scored some impressive goals before he came here, but then he had confidence, AND service!!! UTCIAD
Don't get me wrong I don't think TK should start for us, but I do believe he is a very good player to have on the bench at the moment, I will never slate a player that puts on a AFCB shirt if I can see that he gives 100% and TK does just that, he is always available for the ball and never stops making runs
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt. Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.[/p][/quote]TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Good job we didn't judge Fletch on his goal scoring, I know we paid a large fee for TK but if we had not the doubters would be saying what a fantastic signing & let's give him a bit more time!!!![/p][/quote]But I DID!! In the first few years, I couldn't for the life of me understand why we still had him. Don't I look stupid now, and hold my hands up. But I also heard many, many others around me saying the same. This is partly (only partly I might ad), why I give Rantie plenty of slack, and others come to that. I'm fortunately not the manager, I might be surprised at some things Eddie does, but he's proved right 99.9 times out of 100 (he IS The Messiah, but not perfect!!). I'd hoped to see some improvement in TK's scoring exploits, but he's hardly played many games this season, and as I've said, he's still getting zero service, so quite what anyone can expect from that, is beyond me!! I REALLY don't understand, having paid that amount for TK, that Eddie doesn't play to his strengths, because the more he plays, and the more chances created, he may miss some, but once he starts banging them in, I'm sure his confidence will soar, at the moment, it must be pretty low, because he scored some impressive goals before he came here, but then he had confidence, AND service!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Don't get me wrong I don't think TK should start for us, but I do believe he is a very good player to have on the bench at the moment, I will never slate a player that puts on a AFCB shirt if I can see that he gives 100% and TK does just that, he is always available for the ball and never stops making runs abc100
  • Score: 5

12:43pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Afcbpete says...

abc100 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt.

Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.
TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD
Good job we didn't judge Fletch on his goal scoring, I know we paid a large fee for TK but if we had not the doubters would be saying what a fantastic signing & let's give him a bit more time!!!!
But I DID!! In the first few years, I couldn't for the life of me understand why we still had him. Don't I look stupid now, and hold my hands up. But I also heard many, many others around me saying the same. This is partly (only partly I might ad), why I give Rantie plenty of slack, and others come to that. I'm fortunately not the manager, I might be surprised at some things Eddie does, but he's proved right 99.9 times out of 100 (he IS The Messiah, but not perfect!!). I'd hoped to see some improvement in TK's scoring exploits, but he's hardly played many games this season, and as I've said, he's still getting zero service, so quite what anyone can expect from that, is beyond me!! I REALLY don't understand, having paid that amount for TK, that Eddie doesn't play to his strengths, because the more he plays, and the more chances created, he may miss some, but once he starts banging them in, I'm sure his confidence will soar, at the moment, it must be pretty low, because he scored some impressive goals before he came here, but then he had confidence, AND service!!! UTCIAD
Don't get me wrong I don't think TK should start for us, but I do believe he is a very good player to have on the bench at the moment, I will never slate a player that puts on a AFCB shirt if I can see that he gives 100% and TK does just that, he is always available for the ball and never stops making runs
Totally agree with you... The point is though, it doesn't help TK's cause, but that's how it is, and as already said, people should realise that, and just get off his back. I could say similar things about Wilson, yes, he's scored 4 goals, missed a penalty, and 2 goals were glorified tap in's, yes I know, one with his head before so wise guy puts me straight, and his first touch wasn't great all the time, he didn't create in a way TK does, nor did he give the defence as much of a problem. But I'm splitting hairs, I'm just saying, it's possible to find fault if you really want to look for it (not you personally). So as with Wilson, I see the good, and hope the rest will happen in time, when ever that might be, or until such time Eddie says enoughs enough!!
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt. Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.[/p][/quote]TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Good job we didn't judge Fletch on his goal scoring, I know we paid a large fee for TK but if we had not the doubters would be saying what a fantastic signing & let's give him a bit more time!!!![/p][/quote]But I DID!! In the first few years, I couldn't for the life of me understand why we still had him. Don't I look stupid now, and hold my hands up. But I also heard many, many others around me saying the same. This is partly (only partly I might ad), why I give Rantie plenty of slack, and others come to that. I'm fortunately not the manager, I might be surprised at some things Eddie does, but he's proved right 99.9 times out of 100 (he IS The Messiah, but not perfect!!). I'd hoped to see some improvement in TK's scoring exploits, but he's hardly played many games this season, and as I've said, he's still getting zero service, so quite what anyone can expect from that, is beyond me!! I REALLY don't understand, having paid that amount for TK, that Eddie doesn't play to his strengths, because the more he plays, and the more chances created, he may miss some, but once he starts banging them in, I'm sure his confidence will soar, at the moment, it must be pretty low, because he scored some impressive goals before he came here, but then he had confidence, AND service!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Don't get me wrong I don't think TK should start for us, but I do believe he is a very good player to have on the bench at the moment, I will never slate a player that puts on a AFCB shirt if I can see that he gives 100% and TK does just that, he is always available for the ball and never stops making runs[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you... The point is though, it doesn't help TK's cause, but that's how it is, and as already said, people should realise that, and just get off his back. I could say similar things about Wilson, yes, he's scored 4 goals, missed a penalty, and 2 goals were glorified tap in's, yes I know, one with his head before so wise guy puts me straight, and his first touch wasn't great all the time, he didn't create in a way TK does, nor did he give the defence as much of a problem. But I'm splitting hairs, I'm just saying, it's possible to find fault if you really want to look for it (not you personally). So as with Wilson, I see the good, and hope the rest will happen in time, when ever that might be, or until such time Eddie says enoughs enough!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 5

12:53pm Wed 27 Aug 14

abc100 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
abc100 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt.

Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.
TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD
Good job we didn't judge Fletch on his goal scoring, I know we paid a large fee for TK but if we had not the doubters would be saying what a fantastic signing & let's give him a bit more time!!!!
But I DID!! In the first few years, I couldn't for the life of me understand why we still had him. Don't I look stupid now, and hold my hands up. But I also heard many, many others around me saying the same. This is partly (only partly I might ad), why I give Rantie plenty of slack, and others come to that. I'm fortunately not the manager, I might be surprised at some things Eddie does, but he's proved right 99.9 times out of 100 (he IS The Messiah, but not perfect!!). I'd hoped to see some improvement in TK's scoring exploits, but he's hardly played many games this season, and as I've said, he's still getting zero service, so quite what anyone can expect from that, is beyond me!! I REALLY don't understand, having paid that amount for TK, that Eddie doesn't play to his strengths, because the more he plays, and the more chances created, he may miss some, but once he starts banging them in, I'm sure his confidence will soar, at the moment, it must be pretty low, because he scored some impressive goals before he came here, but then he had confidence, AND service!!! UTCIAD
I could find fault with every single one of our players, that's why they play for us and not Real Madrid, every professional player is very very good no matter what league they play in and some are obviously better than others, I don't want players to be perfect cos that would take away the excitement of the game, I don't know weather TK will turn out to be a fantastic buy or the biggest dud ever but I do think from what we have seen that he has a good chance of turning his goal scoring round,
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt. Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.[/p][/quote]TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Good job we didn't judge Fletch on his goal scoring, I know we paid a large fee for TK but if we had not the doubters would be saying what a fantastic signing & let's give him a bit more time!!!![/p][/quote]But I DID!! In the first few years, I couldn't for the life of me understand why we still had him. Don't I look stupid now, and hold my hands up. But I also heard many, many others around me saying the same. This is partly (only partly I might ad), why I give Rantie plenty of slack, and others come to that. I'm fortunately not the manager, I might be surprised at some things Eddie does, but he's proved right 99.9 times out of 100 (he IS The Messiah, but not perfect!!). I'd hoped to see some improvement in TK's scoring exploits, but he's hardly played many games this season, and as I've said, he's still getting zero service, so quite what anyone can expect from that, is beyond me!! I REALLY don't understand, having paid that amount for TK, that Eddie doesn't play to his strengths, because the more he plays, and the more chances created, he may miss some, but once he starts banging them in, I'm sure his confidence will soar, at the moment, it must be pretty low, because he scored some impressive goals before he came here, but then he had confidence, AND service!!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]I could find fault with every single one of our players, that's why they play for us and not Real Madrid, every professional player is very very good no matter what league they play in and some are obviously better than others, I don't want players to be perfect cos that would take away the excitement of the game, I don't know weather TK will turn out to be a fantastic buy or the biggest dud ever but I do think from what we have seen that he has a good chance of turning his goal scoring round, abc100
  • Score: 4

1:59pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Local fan says...

A brilliant performance and I almost felt sorry for the Northampton fans as they had very little to cheer them. I was encouraged by Rante who is so close to getting on the score sheet, he has great support and deserves some glory. All the team played well, young Cargill is a star in the making hopefully. What a great team AFCB is. Bring on the big boys tonight :-)
A brilliant performance and I almost felt sorry for the Northampton fans as they had very little to cheer them. I was encouraged by Rante who is so close to getting on the score sheet, he has great support and deserves some glory. All the team played well, young Cargill is a star in the making hopefully. What a great team AFCB is. Bring on the big boys tonight :-) Local fan
  • Score: 4

2:34pm Wed 27 Aug 14

matt68 says...

How did Northampton beat wolves in last round? we played very well though and had a good approach to the game with a number of fringe players who proved with have a good squad unlike man utd!!
How did Northampton beat wolves in last round? we played very well though and had a good approach to the game with a number of fringe players who proved with have a good squad unlike man utd!! matt68
  • Score: 3

4:38pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Lowe-Ryder says...

One of the reasons for the small gate last night may well be the usual inept performance of the ticket office. I turned up at 7:10 thinking I'd maybe have to queue for 15 minutes tops to get in. How wrong I was.

I should point out that I'm no casual once-a-season supporter, but a long-term season ticket holder who often works evenings so can't always make midweek games. I only found out I could attend last night's game at lunchtime so, rather foolishly as it turns out, decided not to buy once in advance. As anybody who walked by or was stood in the queue saw, it was massive. Nobody even bothered mentioning to anybody that they could pick up pre-booked tickets at reception until the game had already started, thinning the queue out by a third (and no doubt causing a mini-stampede there instead) but by then it was a bit late.

So, when Gosling scored and I was still twenty people from the front, as a couple umm-ed and err-ed about whether row L or K was better, I voted with my feet and went home. I didn't look back but I suspect a good number of the 200 or so who were still outside did likewise.

I think the only message that would have been sent to any casual supporters who got caught up in that last night would be: AFCB are some kind of tinpot organization who still deal with ticket sales like they did in League 2. I suspect more than a few may not bother trying again...
One of the reasons for the small gate last night may well be the usual inept performance of the ticket office. I turned up at 7:10 thinking I'd maybe have to queue for 15 minutes tops to get in. How wrong I was. I should point out that I'm no casual once-a-season supporter, but a long-term season ticket holder who often works evenings so can't always make midweek games. I only found out I could attend last night's game at lunchtime so, rather foolishly as it turns out, decided not to buy once in advance. As anybody who walked by or was stood in the queue saw, it was massive. Nobody even bothered mentioning to anybody that they could pick up pre-booked tickets at reception until the game had already started, thinning the queue out by a third (and no doubt causing a mini-stampede there instead) but by then it was a bit late. So, when Gosling scored and I was still twenty people from the front, as a couple umm-ed and err-ed about whether row L or K was better, I voted with my feet and went home. I didn't look back but I suspect a good number of the 200 or so who were still outside did likewise. I think the only message that would have been sent to any casual supporters who got caught up in that last night would be: AFCB are some kind of tinpot organization who still deal with ticket sales like they did in League 2. I suspect more than a few may not bother trying again... Lowe-Ryder
  • Score: 3

4:54pm Wed 27 Aug 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Lowe-Ryder wrote:
One of the reasons for the small gate last night may well be the usual inept performance of the ticket office. I turned up at 7:10 thinking I'd maybe have to queue for 15 minutes tops to get in. How wrong I was.

I should point out that I'm no casual once-a-season supporter, but a long-term season ticket holder who often works evenings so can't always make midweek games. I only found out I could attend last night's game at lunchtime so, rather foolishly as it turns out, decided not to buy once in advance. As anybody who walked by or was stood in the queue saw, it was massive. Nobody even bothered mentioning to anybody that they could pick up pre-booked tickets at reception until the game had already started, thinning the queue out by a third (and no doubt causing a mini-stampede there instead) but by then it was a bit late.

So, when Gosling scored and I was still twenty people from the front, as a couple umm-ed and err-ed about whether row L or K was better, I voted with my feet and went home. I didn't look back but I suspect a good number of the 200 or so who were still outside did likewise.

I think the only message that would have been sent to any casual supporters who got caught up in that last night would be: AFCB are some kind of tinpot organization who still deal with ticket sales like they did in League 2. I suspect more than a few may not bother trying again...
I will add to that what I pointed out yesterday that the AFCB site said the tickets were on sale to ST holders, where they were on general sale

Just as today in the Tickets area it says Norwich tickets on sale to ST holders where they are actually on general sale!!

It's details like these that put people off and cost the club money. Wake up AFCB we need all the supporters we can get whether they're 1 or 2 game or every game attendees, it all counts.

..and don't get me started on BH-Live GRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lowe-Ryder[/bold] wrote: One of the reasons for the small gate last night may well be the usual inept performance of the ticket office. I turned up at 7:10 thinking I'd maybe have to queue for 15 minutes tops to get in. How wrong I was. I should point out that I'm no casual once-a-season supporter, but a long-term season ticket holder who often works evenings so can't always make midweek games. I only found out I could attend last night's game at lunchtime so, rather foolishly as it turns out, decided not to buy once in advance. As anybody who walked by or was stood in the queue saw, it was massive. Nobody even bothered mentioning to anybody that they could pick up pre-booked tickets at reception until the game had already started, thinning the queue out by a third (and no doubt causing a mini-stampede there instead) but by then it was a bit late. So, when Gosling scored and I was still twenty people from the front, as a couple umm-ed and err-ed about whether row L or K was better, I voted with my feet and went home. I didn't look back but I suspect a good number of the 200 or so who were still outside did likewise. I think the only message that would have been sent to any casual supporters who got caught up in that last night would be: AFCB are some kind of tinpot organization who still deal with ticket sales like they did in League 2. I suspect more than a few may not bother trying again...[/p][/quote]I will add to that what I pointed out yesterday that the AFCB site said the tickets were on sale to ST holders, where they were on general sale Just as today in the Tickets area it says Norwich tickets on sale to ST holders where they are actually on general sale!! It's details like these that put people off and cost the club money. Wake up AFCB we need all the supporters we can get whether they're 1 or 2 game or every game attendees, it all counts. ..and don't get me started on BH-Live GRRRRRR!!!!!!!!! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 3

5:53pm Wed 27 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

Afcbpete wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt.

Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.
TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD
We still seem to have a few blind supporters.
Whatever TK does they will call him useless.
you know who you are.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: A very competent and assured victory never really in doubt. Though I have to say even against League 2 players, TK has a very poor 1st touch and should have starred in these sort of games. As much as I want him to succeed- he's not going to at Championship level.[/p][/quote]TK has a poor touch!! you do make me laugh, you could say that about quite a few of the team last night, he's no worse than any one else. As usual people will jump on his back, but if the team don't play to his strengths, what else is the guy supposed to do?? He was all over the pitch last night, carving out chance after chance for OTHERS to screw up, but THAT counts for nothing I take it!! It was very, very easy last night, and that's not being disrespectful to Northampton, it's just a fact, but why we persisted in sling in crosses when there was no one to get a head on the end was a frustration, but now we have the draw to look forward too, a home tie would do nicely please!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]We still seem to have a few blind supporters. Whatever TK does they will call him useless. you know who you are. holdinkæft
  • Score: 2

6:19pm Wed 27 Aug 14

nonnogeppetto says...

My three and half year old grandson loves AFCB Bournemouth!! as far as he is concerned he and granddad live in AFCB Bournemouth!!

For sometime he has been pestering me to take him to watch AFCB big softy granddad relented and bought a ticket for him and his dad for the Brendford game. Knowing that he would not last the course mum was put on standby to come and pick him up at half time. Just as imagined he was fed up and wanted to go home. Dad phones for mum to come and pick him up.

Guess what! The steward in Ted Mac stand told him that once he went out he could not come back in. Having paid £39 for the pair of them £14 for the 3and ½ year old I thought it was a bit unfair that dad was not allowed back in. A dear friend of mine has emailed the club and last night I had a word with the chief Steward about the treatment. My friend has yet to receive a reply and the chief Steward said that he would investigate the case but told me that the south stand is manned by security and not by the club's stewards. Either way I feel it is a bit poor to treat supporters in this way.

Maybe these issues together with the above mentioned ticketing problems should be ironed out as soon as possible because the goodwill of local supporters (especially those who may come for the first time) will soon evaporate to the detriment of the club.
My three and half year old grandson loves AFCB Bournemouth!! as far as he is concerned he and granddad live in AFCB Bournemouth!! For sometime he has been pestering me to take him to watch AFCB big softy granddad relented and bought a ticket for him and his dad for the Brendford game. Knowing that he would not last the course mum was put on standby to come and pick him up at half time. Just as imagined he was fed up and wanted to go home. Dad phones for mum to come and pick him up. Guess what! The steward in Ted Mac stand told him that once he went out he could not come back in. Having paid £39 for the pair of them £14 for the 3and ½ year old I thought it was a bit unfair that dad was not allowed back in. A dear friend of mine has emailed the club and last night I had a word with the chief Steward about the treatment. My friend has yet to receive a reply and the chief Steward said that he would investigate the case but told me that the south stand is manned by security and not by the club's stewards. Either way I feel it is a bit poor to treat supporters in this way. Maybe these issues together with the above mentioned ticketing problems should be ironed out as soon as possible because the goodwill of local supporters (especially those who may come for the first time) will soon evaporate to the detriment of the club. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 5

6:26pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Afcbpete says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
My three and half year old grandson loves AFCB Bournemouth!! as far as he is concerned he and granddad live in AFCB Bournemouth!!

For sometime he has been pestering me to take him to watch AFCB big softy granddad relented and bought a ticket for him and his dad for the Brendford game. Knowing that he would not last the course mum was put on standby to come and pick him up at half time. Just as imagined he was fed up and wanted to go home. Dad phones for mum to come and pick him up.

Guess what! The steward in Ted Mac stand told him that once he went out he could not come back in. Having paid £39 for the pair of them £14 for the 3and ½ year old I thought it was a bit unfair that dad was not allowed back in. A dear friend of mine has emailed the club and last night I had a word with the chief Steward about the treatment. My friend has yet to receive a reply and the chief Steward said that he would investigate the case but told me that the south stand is manned by security and not by the club's stewards. Either way I feel it is a bit poor to treat supporters in this way.

Maybe these issues together with the above mentioned ticketing problems should be ironed out as soon as possible because the goodwill of local supporters (especially those who may come for the first time) will soon evaporate to the detriment of the club.
and email to the club on your behalf has fallen on deaf ears, which is equally poor. I've always found the club/ticket office to be excellent, but obviously there are many supporters finding it to be a different story. It's not good enough, and needs sorting, and sorting asap, I really hope someone in power at the club reads our posts and ACTS!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: My three and half year old grandson loves AFCB Bournemouth!! as far as he is concerned he and granddad live in AFCB Bournemouth!! For sometime he has been pestering me to take him to watch AFCB big softy granddad relented and bought a ticket for him and his dad for the Brendford game. Knowing that he would not last the course mum was put on standby to come and pick him up at half time. Just as imagined he was fed up and wanted to go home. Dad phones for mum to come and pick him up. Guess what! The steward in Ted Mac stand told him that once he went out he could not come back in. Having paid £39 for the pair of them £14 for the 3and ½ year old I thought it was a bit unfair that dad was not allowed back in. A dear friend of mine has emailed the club and last night I had a word with the chief Steward about the treatment. My friend has yet to receive a reply and the chief Steward said that he would investigate the case but told me that the south stand is manned by security and not by the club's stewards. Either way I feel it is a bit poor to treat supporters in this way. Maybe these issues together with the above mentioned ticketing problems should be ironed out as soon as possible because the goodwill of local supporters (especially those who may come for the first time) will soon evaporate to the detriment of the club.[/p][/quote]and email to the club on your behalf has fallen on deaf ears, which is equally poor. I've always found the club/ticket office to be excellent, but obviously there are many supporters finding it to be a different story. It's not good enough, and needs sorting, and sorting asap, I really hope someone in power at the club reads our posts and ACTS!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 3

6:34pm Wed 27 Aug 14

abc100 says...

The attitude of some in the ticket office is horrendous, they treat some appallingly, the girl Serena seems to think she runs the whole club and can be very rude
The attitude of some in the ticket office is horrendous, they treat some appallingly, the girl Serena seems to think she runs the whole club and can be very rude abc100
  • Score: 5

7:28pm Wed 27 Aug 14

St Albans Cherry says...

Wow!

I have had to deal with my own sense of shame at daring to complain about the long queues and missing the kick off a few seasons ago when we had a smaller fan base. My mates couldn't believe how I was belittled. I blushed!

I got an apology from the lady in charge on the night and she even arranged for me to have a free drink at half time in the Exec Bar. I queued there to be asked my name and told loudly that I was a trouble maker and the free-drink offer had been removed. (the sense of shame has stayed with me until today, I am still looking for closure boys! LOL!)

Yesterday i arrived early and noted that nothing had changed re the shambles at the ticket office! I was fortunate having already had the lateral tickets in my grubby hand...

Some staff have an awful lack of awareness and the arrogance that some have raises questions as to whether their training was with Ryan Air?

Good luck on your quest for better treatment, the club does care, I had a great night last night; hospitality and the stewarding excelled!

I will never queue or go last minute with our club at home again, the above seems typical I am afraid... I was humiliated! Get over it, some may cry? Wait 'til it happens to you...!

Up the Cherries fingers crossed for a huge cup tie - away from home please...(he says selfishly).
Wow! I have had to deal with my own sense of shame at daring to complain about the long queues and missing the kick off a few seasons ago when we had a smaller fan base. My mates couldn't believe how I was belittled. I blushed! I got an apology from the lady in charge on the night and she even arranged for me to have a free drink at half time in the Exec Bar. I queued there to be asked my name and told loudly that I was a trouble maker and the free-drink offer had been removed. (the sense of shame has stayed with me until today, I am still looking for closure boys! LOL!) Yesterday i arrived early and noted that nothing had changed re the shambles at the ticket office! I was fortunate having already had the lateral tickets in my grubby hand... Some staff have an awful lack of awareness and the arrogance that some have raises questions as to whether their training was with Ryan Air? Good luck on your quest for better treatment, the club does care, I had a great night last night; hospitality and the stewarding excelled! I will never queue or go last minute with our club at home again, the above seems typical I am afraid... I was humiliated! Get over it, some may cry? Wait 'til it happens to you...! Up the Cherries fingers crossed for a huge cup tie - away from home please...(he says selfishly). St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 3

7:53pm Wed 27 Aug 14

eaststandman says...

abc100 wrote:
The attitude of some in the ticket office is horrendous, they treat some appallingly, the girl Serena seems to think she runs the whole club and can be very rude
Utter tripe again. She can't be more helpful.....
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: The attitude of some in the ticket office is horrendous, they treat some appallingly, the girl Serena seems to think she runs the whole club and can be very rude[/p][/quote]Utter tripe again. She can't be more helpful..... eaststandman
  • Score: -9

8:11pm Wed 27 Aug 14

abc100 says...

It is possible to appear helpful while being very rude and giving the impression that you are doing people favours that they are entitled to no matter what she thinks, although I have had a ST for as long as I can remember I have had the misfortune to pick up/purchase tickets for others and have heard the way she speaks to fans and certainly has made them very uncomfortable, I'm so very pleased that your experiences are all good !!!!!
It is possible to appear helpful while being very rude and giving the impression that you are doing people favours that they are entitled to no matter what she thinks, although I have had a ST for as long as I can remember I have had the misfortune to pick up/purchase tickets for others and have heard the way she speaks to fans and certainly has made them very uncomfortable, I'm so very pleased that your experiences are all good !!!!! abc100
  • Score: 4

10:02pm Wed 27 Aug 14

abc100 says...

Cardiff away, rubbish
Cardiff away, rubbish abc100
  • Score: 1

10:10pm Wed 27 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

Wait till you try to get tickets for Cardiff boyo.
Wait till you try to get tickets for Cardiff boyo. holdinkæft
  • Score: -6

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