JUANJO IN ON TRIAL

Bournemouth Echo: ON THE LOOKOUT: Eddie Howe ON THE LOOKOUT: Eddie Howe

EDDIE Howe is set to offer the Spanish wizard a chance to conjure up his magic and cast a spell on Cherries’ relegation rivals.

Howe has handed a trial to former Barcelona, Hearts and Bradford City winger Juan José Carricondo Perez – who is known as Juanjo.

The 31-year-old could line up in Cherries’ Combination clash against Forest Green Rovers at Dean Court today, subject to international clearance.

Juanjo has been recommended to Howe by his former Cherries team-mate Claus Jorgensen who played alongside the Spaniard at Bradford.

A huge fans’ favourite during his time in Scotland with Hearts, Juanjo started his career on the books of Spanish giants Barcelona.

He followed Hearts boss Jim Jefferies to Bradford before returning to Scotland with Inverness Caledonian Thistle after a brief spell in Spain with Real Jaén.

A popular figure with the Caley faithful, Juanjo became known as the Spanish wizard due to his mesmerising displays on the wing.

However, an Achilles injury checked his progress before Juanjo fell out of favour with new Caley boss Craig Brewster and joined Hamilton on loan.

He then had a spell in Spain with Granada but is now keen on returning to Britain after failing to win a new contract with Inverness at the start of the season.

Howe told the Daily Echo last night: “Juanjo came to our attention from Claus Jorgensen. He played with him at Bradford so Claus got in contact and said he was worth having a look at.

“He flew over from Spain yesterday and will hopefully play in the reserve game. Depending on how the game goes will depend on how long he’s here.

“He trained with us today but conditions were terrible so it was difficult to make an assessment. We’re looking forward to seeing him in the reserve game.

“He’s a wide player who can also play up front.

“We’re looking to strengthen in areas and competition for places is important.

“You have to take his fitness into account but we’re looking for signs of ability and flashes of something and we may take it further if he shows something in the game.”

Howe will this week continue his search for new recruits after his efforts were thwarted by the recent cold snap.

He was due to watch Chelsea host Fulham in the Premier Reserve League last night and will embark on another scouting mission tonight.

Howe is also spending tomorrow at Tottenham – at the invitation of former Cherries boss Kevin Bond – and will watch Spurs’ reserves and youth team in action.

“If someone comes to my attention who I think will improve us, I will try to act on it,” said Howe.

Crystal Palace defender Rhoys Wiggins and Southampton winger Jake Thomson are due to sign their respective one-month loan deals tomorrow.

Their agreements were put on hold due to the postponement of Cherries’ League Two clash with Bradford on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Howe is confident goalkeeper Shwan Jalal will shake off a leg injury in time to face Rotherham.

Howe said last night: “His hip and calf are a bit sore so he won’t train tomorrow but he should be fine to train later this week.”

Comments (16)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:07am Tue 13 Jan 09

airforce1 says...

All sounds very positive to me,and its nice to hear about all the help being offered from former players and staff etc.
All sounds very positive to me,and its nice to hear about all the help being offered from former players and staff etc. airforce1

7:43am Tue 13 Jan 09

nonnogeppetto says...

airforce1 wrote:
All sounds very positive to me,and its nice to hear about all the help being offered from former players and staff etc.
Something that might (MIGHT)not have happened had the club appointed someone else. Eddie is well respected by peers and 'seasoned' managers and it is good to see the support he has received already. Lets hope the players will deliver for him and get us out of the relegation zone.
[quote][p][bold]airforce1[/bold] wrote: All sounds very positive to me,and its nice to hear about all the help being offered from former players and staff etc. [/p][/quote]Something that might (MIGHT)not have happened had the club appointed someone else. Eddie is well respected by peers and 'seasoned' managers and it is good to see the support he has received already. Lets hope the players will deliver for him and get us out of the relegation zone. nonnogeppetto

8:04am Tue 13 Jan 09

Yorkie Cherry says...

I agree it is great to hear Eddie has good contacts in the game but as I have said before i am not surprised. Interesting to see that there has not been a mention of one player from the BSP. It as been proved in the past that the team needs a mixture of good seasined pros and keen, up & coming youth players from the Premiership & championship.Not forgetting of course the Partingtons and McQuoids of this world
I agree it is great to hear Eddie has good contacts in the game but as I have said before i am not surprised. Interesting to see that there has not been a mention of one player from the BSP. It as been proved in the past that the team needs a mixture of good seasined pros and keen, up & coming youth players from the Premiership & championship.Not forgetting of course the Partingtons and McQuoids of this world Yorkie Cherry

8:44am Tue 13 Jan 09

lymocherry says...

Lets' just hope it's not all too late for the players to get us out of this mess, if they don't then our future looks very bleak indeed, shame the board didn't have the insight into the team that was needed back in the summer, any one of us could have told them this squad was a weak one!!
Lets' just hope it's not all too late for the players to get us out of this mess, if they don't then our future looks very bleak indeed, shame the board didn't have the insight into the team that was needed back in the summer, any one of us could have told them this squad was a weak one!! lymocherry

10:10am Tue 13 Jan 09

afcbshaun says...

Hate to rain on the parade, but very little to get excited about, not much has changed, still no money, the only difference is we're scraping about for players abroad now to sign on loan.

What we need now is tried & tested, not experimental injury worries.

He failed to make the grade at Inverness Caledonian Thistle & Real Jaen after injury.

Grimsby one place above us have signed a quality striker, if they can manage it, I don't want the excuse of "who would sign for a club in our league position", let's start looking in the right places, instead of scraping about for more Matt Tubbs.

Hate to rain on the parade, but very little to get excited about, not much has changed, still no money, the only difference is we're scraping about for players abroad now to sign on loan. What we need now is tried & tested, not experimental injury worries. He failed to make the grade at Inverness Caledonian Thistle & Real Jaen after injury. Grimsby one place above us have signed a quality striker, if they can manage it, I don't want the excuse of "who would sign for a club in our league position", let's start looking in the right places, instead of scraping about for more Matt Tubbs. afcbshaun

10:36am Tue 13 Jan 09

lymocherry says...

afcbshaun wrote:
Hate to rain on the parade, but very little to get excited about, not much has changed, still no money, the only difference is we're scraping about for players abroad now to sign on loan.

What we need now is tried & tested, not experimental injury worries.

He failed to make the grade at Inverness Caledonian Thistle & Real Jaen after injury.

Grimsby one place above us have signed a quality striker, if they can manage it, I don't want the excuse of "who would sign for a club in our league position", let's start looking in the right places, instead of scraping about for more Matt Tubbs.

Have you seen who is here on loan so far or not? After then saying we have no money how exactly are the club meant to sign on a full contract the player you say we need, as for scraping around abroad for players, the lad was recommended to the club and Eddie to have a look at, so all your points are way off the mark on this one.
[quote][p][bold]afcbshaun[/bold] wrote: Hate to rain on the parade, but very little to get excited about, not much has changed, still no money, the only difference is we're scraping about for players abroad now to sign on loan. What we need now is tried & tested, not experimental injury worries. He failed to make the grade at Inverness Caledonian Thistle & Real Jaen after injury. Grimsby one place above us have signed a quality striker, if they can manage it, I don't want the excuse of "who would sign for a club in our league position", let's start looking in the right places, instead of scraping about for more Matt Tubbs. [/p][/quote]Have you seen who is here on loan so far or not? After then saying we have no money how exactly are the club meant to sign on a full contract the player you say we need, as for scraping around abroad for players, the lad was recommended to the club and Eddie to have a look at, so all your points are way off the mark on this one. lymocherry

10:54am Tue 13 Jan 09

nonnogeppetto says...

afcbshaun wrote:
Hate to rain on the parade, but very little to get excited about, not much has changed, still no money, the only difference is we're scraping about for players abroad now to sign on loan. What we need now is tried & tested, not experimental injury worries. He failed to make the grade at Inverness Caledonian Thistle & Real Jaen after injury. Grimsby one place above us have signed a quality striker, if they can manage it, I don't want the excuse of "who would sign for a club in our league position", let's start looking in the right places, instead of scraping about for more Matt Tubbs.
Forgive me for saying this but you are like a 'dog with a bone' who will not see anything positive in any kind of move by the club, Eddie or anyone else for that matter. With all due respect Grinsby's signing has yet to prove himself so what makes you think that he will be/is any good
[quote][p][bold]afcbshaun[/bold] wrote: Hate to rain on the parade, but very little to get excited about, not much has changed, still no money, the only difference is we're scraping about for players abroad now to sign on loan. What we need now is tried & tested, not experimental injury worries. He failed to make the grade at Inverness Caledonian Thistle & Real Jaen after injury. Grimsby one place above us have signed a quality striker, if they can manage it, I don't want the excuse of "who would sign for a club in our league position", let's start looking in the right places, instead of scraping about for more Matt Tubbs. [/p][/quote]Forgive me for saying this but you are like a 'dog with a bone' who will not see anything positive in any kind of move by the club, Eddie or anyone else for that matter. With all due respect Grinsby's signing has yet to prove himself so what makes you think that he will be/is any good nonnogeppetto

11:28am Tue 13 Jan 09

Cantona4Cherries says...

As Eddie explained at the forum. Any player he approaches currently playing in a team higher than ours (which is pretty much everyone), looks at the league tables, sees where we are and our chances, and refuses to talk to us; let alone transfer!! So we are left with the choice of young loan players from Prem / Champ clubs, non-league players / or older players looking for a final season or two. It doesn't matter if we have money or not because the players won't agree to come here. When will the penny drop ???
As Eddie explained at the forum. Any player he approaches currently playing in a team higher than ours (which is pretty much everyone), looks at the league tables, sees where we are and our chances, and refuses to talk to us; let alone transfer!! So we are left with the choice of young loan players from Prem / Champ clubs, non-league players / or older players looking for a final season or two. It doesn't matter if we have money or not because the players won't agree to come here. When will the penny drop ??? Cantona4Cherries

11:34am Tue 13 Jan 09

Paul supporter says...

Sounds like a gd move. I dont know why people STILL complain. Quinn has gone, Eddie Howe is in and we seem to be getting some loan players etc which are now from the league. We may loose a couple/draw at first, then hopefully soon things should settle out and we start to climb the table. Hopefully it wont be to late!!!
Sounds like a gd move. I dont know why people STILL complain. Quinn has gone, Eddie Howe is in and we seem to be getting some loan players etc which are now from the league. We may loose a couple/draw at first, then hopefully soon things should settle out and we start to climb the table. Hopefully it wont be to late!!! Paul supporter

1:13pm Tue 13 Jan 09

noel1 says...

Well I hope Eddie watches the Spurs reserver and youth players and makes his own assessment.

As a coach Bond might be OK, just hope Eddie doesn't listen to any advice he gives on how to (mis)manage a football team.
Well I hope Eddie watches the Spurs reserver and youth players and makes his own assessment. As a coach Bond might be OK, just hope Eddie doesn't listen to any advice he gives on how to (mis)manage a football team. noel1

3:10pm Tue 13 Jan 09

Tom Griffiths says...

Let's all be grateful that Eddie has people like Claus Jorganson to take an interest in the welfare of our club. The invitation to spend the day with Spurs may be very much time well spent. This goes to show the respect that Eddie has earned during his service to the club.He will be ready to listen to any advice that may be forthcoming from other's experience, but will make his own decisions in his application of that advice. Good luck Eddie!!
Let's all be grateful that Eddie has people like Claus Jorganson to take an interest in the welfare of our club. The invitation to spend the day with Spurs may be very much time well spent. This goes to show the respect that Eddie has earned during his service to the club.He will be ready to listen to any advice that may be forthcoming from other's experience, but will make his own decisions in his application of that advice. Good luck Eddie!! Tom Griffiths

5:17pm Tue 13 Jan 09

barbadoscherry says...

We just got hammered 5/2 by forest green reserves,,jesus wept..get you wallet out murry
We just got hammered 5/2 by forest green reserves,,jesus wept..get you wallet out murry barbadoscherry

7:39pm Tue 13 Jan 09

BackOfTheNet says...

No barbadoscherry, the YOUTH team lost 5-2... looking good at 1-1 with fifteen minutes to go!
No barbadoscherry, the YOUTH team lost 5-2... looking good at 1-1 with fifteen minutes to go! BackOfTheNet

8:09pm Tue 13 Jan 09

airforce1 says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
No barbadoscherry, the YOUTH team lost 5-2... looking good at 1-1 with fifteen minutes to go!
well said BOTN,most of our players,I am lead to belive,were mainly 1st year apprentices.So not too bad
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: No barbadoscherry, the YOUTH team lost 5-2... looking good at 1-1 with fifteen minutes to go![/p][/quote]well said BOTN,most of our players,I am lead to belive,were mainly 1st year apprentices.So not too bad airforce1

11:23pm Tue 13 Jan 09

afcbshaun says...

yeah the youth team put in a better show of it, the 1st team lost 3:0 to Weymouth this morning.

Looks like the trialists went down a storm.

yeah the youth team put in a better show of it, the 1st team lost 3:0 to Weymouth this morning. Looks like the trialists went down a storm. afcbshaun

1:14am Thu 15 Jan 09

flyingleaper says...

COME ON U CHERRIES,-AAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
COME ON U CHERRIES,-AAAAAAAAAA AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH flyingleaper
Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree