Cherries: Hollands cannot be blamed for money move

Bournemouth Echo: VALLEY-BOUND: Danny Hollands VALLEY-BOUND: Danny Hollands

AS one door closes, another one opens. The departure of Danny Hollands to Charlton will leave a gaping hole, both in the centre of the Cherries midfield and in Lee Bradbury’s squad.

Hollands is today expected to sign a lucrative contract at the Valley, severing his ties with Cherries following five eventful years at Dean Court.

Despite being offered a new deal by the Dorset outfit, free agent Hollands is likely to reject their overtures in favour of exercising his right to up sticks and head for pastures new.

And while Cherries supporters will doubtless greet news of his exit with disappointment, hopefully, Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.

Supporters’ player of the year in 2008 and a former captain, the 25-year-old gave his all for the cause during more than 200 appearances for the club.

He tried as hard as the next man to help Cherries win a place in the Championship, his immense display in the play-off semi-final, second leg at Huddersfield arguably one of his best.

While a glance at the final League One table would suggest Hollands’s move might point to a lack of ambition, nothing could be further from the truth, certainly in monetary terms.

Financially, Hollands could be in line to pocket a life-changing salary. And, with his partner expecting triplets later this year and his next payday potentially defining to his career, only the most selfish Cherries supporter could possibly begrudge him for chasing the lucre.

The fact a rival club from the same division can also tempt him away tells its own story – and one Cherries can do very little about.

Hollands and his team-mates pulled up trees to mount a promotion bid, their efforts eclipsing the likes of Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday, two big hitters in the graveyard for fallen Premier League giants.

However, despite their respective declines, the resources of both the Addicks and the Owls dwarf those of Cherries, easily one of the poor financial relations in the third flight.

While the rewards – for players and club alike – would have followed had Cherries realised their Championship dream, boss Lee Bradbury and chairman Eddie Mitchell would still have had their work cut out to keep hold of the club’s prized assets.

And while Bradbury and Mitchell will be sorry to see him leave, nobody will ever know whether promotion would have kept Hollands at Dean Court.

It remains to be seen whether his decision to fly the nest will be the catalyst to the end of an era.

If it is, it could also herald the start of a new dawn.

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7:06am Tue 24 May 11

alasdair1967 says...

and where did Charlton finish in the league table this season below us so yet another club with big money hoping to buy its way out of the league
and where did Charlton finish in the league table this season below us so yet another club with big money hoping to buy its way out of the league alasdair1967
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7:13am Tue 24 May 11

OptimAL says...

The first of several leaving.
The first of several leaving. OptimAL
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7:13am Tue 24 May 11

Luffbracherry says...

Money always talks -so good luck Danny you will be missed but a door will open for someone else

Let's all move on, This is AFCB 100 years in the lower divisions
Money always talks -so good luck Danny you will be missed but a door will open for someone else Let's all move on, This is AFCB 100 years in the lower divisions Luffbracherry
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7:27am Tue 24 May 11

afcbournemouth says...

Oh no lol not only does he pass the ball back to much , his career just took a backward step , good luck Danny in pastures new for u and your family , the door is now open for us to get mcdermont no excuses now for the board Danny was a top earner at out club and its now time to fill his shoes MITCHELL if we don't sign a player within the next week or give mcdermont a offer then forget our season as I stated yesterday sign players or face player exits and with Danny leaving this tells me that players arriving to strengthen will not be happening prepare for a half empty stadium next term , such a shame after the highs of last season that it had to end so quick ; (
Oh no lol not only does he pass the ball back to much , his career just took a backward step , good luck Danny in pastures new for u and your family , the door is now open for us to get mcdermont no excuses now for the board Danny was a top earner at out club and its now time to fill his shoes MITCHELL if we don't sign a player within the next week or give mcdermont a offer then forget our season as I stated yesterday sign players or face player exits and with Danny leaving this tells me that players arriving to strengthen will not be happening prepare for a half empty stadium next term , such a shame after the highs of last season that it had to end so quick ; ( afcbournemouth
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7:27am Tue 24 May 11

Ferndown Steve says...

Thanks and All the Best Danny for playing your part in AFCB history !

Good Luck at Charlton

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Thanks and All the Best Danny for playing your part in AFCB history ! Good Luck at Charlton UTC Ferndown Steve
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7:27am Tue 24 May 11

Local fan says...

I agree with the headline. Good luck Danny we will miss you.
I agree with the headline. Good luck Danny we will miss you. Local fan
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7:30am Tue 24 May 11

cherrychris75 says...

Good luck if you go Danny and Thank you.
He's been more loyal to us over the past few years than a large number of others and I think he would have stayed loyal had it not been a London club in for him.
He probably needs a new challenge after a crazy few seasons.
There will be some pathetic people on here calling Danny a money grabber or Mitchell every other name. Why shouldnt Danny earn more? We all have that right, he could have earned more years ago but stuck with us, now he'll have 3 extra mouths to feed it has to be family first.
We always sell and we ALWAYS find replacements
Good luck if you go Danny and Thank you. He's been more loyal to us over the past few years than a large number of others and I think he would have stayed loyal had it not been a London club in for him. He probably needs a new challenge after a crazy few seasons. There will be some pathetic people on here calling Danny a money grabber or Mitchell every other name. Why shouldnt Danny earn more? We all have that right, he could have earned more years ago but stuck with us, now he'll have 3 extra mouths to feed it has to be family first. We always sell and we ALWAYS find replacements cherrychris75
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7:41am Tue 24 May 11

inmyheart says...

Can only wish him all the best, shame is he was quick enough to be quoted in this paper, saying that it was key to keep this squad together and wanted to stay himself. He also stated the same thing to my son and I next to the team bus after last wednesday's match. However, thanks Danny, for yor good service.
Can only wish him all the best, shame is he was quick enough to be quoted in this paper, saying that it was key to keep this squad together and wanted to stay himself. He also stated the same thing to my son and I next to the team bus after last wednesday's match. However, thanks Danny, for yor good service. inmyheart
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7:55am Tue 24 May 11

common dog says...

afcbournemouth wrote:
Oh no lol not only does he pass the ball back to much , his career just took a backward step , good luck Danny in pastures new for u and your family , the door is now open for us to get mcdermont no excuses now for the board Danny was a top earner at out club and its now time to fill his shoes MITCHELL if we don't sign a player within the next week or give mcdermont a offer then forget our season as I stated yesterday sign players or face player exits and with Danny leaving this tells me that players arriving to strengthen will not be happening prepare for a half empty stadium next term , such a shame after the highs of last season that it had to end so quick ; (
Very little I agree with in this post, apart from the obvious fact that we need to sign some players.
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The criticism of Danny is unwarranted, he played a defensive role but had a happy knack of arriving late in the box to score.
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Charlton have average attendance of 15,000 so obviously they can pay higher wages and their fans will expect a promotion push. You call for EM to sign a player so that we can challenge for promotion, well Charlton fans will expect no less. To say that they are trying to buy promotion is ridiculous.
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As for signing McDermott as a replacement. Mmmm, let me see. A lightweight winger for a combative defensive midfielder. Maybe not.
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The other thing that you seem to have overlooked is that Donal may not want to come to a league one side. He was probably on more money as a premier youth player than than Danny Hollands was as one of our top earners. He may not want the drop in wages.
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Hollands and Lovell may leave and there is nothing that EM/LB can do about it. I don't blame EM for having a wage cap, it's about time we stayed within our budget.
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The way this article is written it seems a done deal, perhaps Mr Perrett has inside info. If Danny does leave then I wish him good luck, he has seen some exciting times at the club. He hasn't always been paid on time but his performances have been excellent most of the time.
[quote][p][bold]afcbournemouth[/bold] wrote: Oh no lol not only does he pass the ball back to much , his career just took a backward step , good luck Danny in pastures new for u and your family , the door is now open for us to get mcdermont no excuses now for the board Danny was a top earner at out club and its now time to fill his shoes MITCHELL if we don't sign a player within the next week or give mcdermont a offer then forget our season as I stated yesterday sign players or face player exits and with Danny leaving this tells me that players arriving to strengthen will not be happening prepare for a half empty stadium next term , such a shame after the highs of last season that it had to end so quick ; ([/p][/quote]Very little I agree with in this post, apart from the obvious fact that we need to sign some players. . The criticism of Danny is unwarranted, he played a defensive role but had a happy knack of arriving late in the box to score. . Charlton have average attendance of 15,000 so obviously they can pay higher wages and their fans will expect a promotion push. You call for EM to sign a player so that we can challenge for promotion, well Charlton fans will expect no less. To say that they are trying to buy promotion is ridiculous. . As for signing McDermott as a replacement. Mmmm, let me see. A lightweight winger for a combative defensive midfielder. Maybe not. . The other thing that you seem to have overlooked is that Donal may not want to come to a league one side. He was probably on more money as a premier youth player than than Danny Hollands was as one of our top earners. He may not want the drop in wages. . Hollands and Lovell may leave and there is nothing that EM/LB can do about it. I don't blame EM for having a wage cap, it's about time we stayed within our budget. . The way this article is written it seems a done deal, perhaps Mr Perrett has inside info. If Danny does leave then I wish him good luck, he has seen some exciting times at the club. He hasn't always been paid on time but his performances have been excellent most of the time. common dog
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7:58am Tue 24 May 11

Tezza1965 says...

Good luck Danny, it's a shame you couldn't stay but this club will never be able to match the wages you can earn at Charlton.
No excuses now for the club not to sign a couple of decent players. A towering centre back has to be the priority, along with getting Adam Smith and Donal McDermott onboard.
Good luck Danny, it's a shame you couldn't stay but this club will never be able to match the wages you can earn at Charlton. No excuses now for the club not to sign a couple of decent players. A towering centre back has to be the priority, along with getting Adam Smith and Donal McDermott onboard. Tezza1965
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7:59am Tue 24 May 11

dc addict says...

cherrychris75 wrote:
Good luck if you go Danny and Thank you. He's been more loyal to us over the past few years than a large number of others and I think he would have stayed loyal had it not been a London club in for him. He probably needs a new challenge after a crazy few seasons. There will be some pathetic people on here calling Danny a money grabber or Mitchell every other name. Why shouldnt Danny earn more? We all have that right, he could have earned more years ago but stuck with us, now he'll have 3 extra mouths to feed it has to be family first. We always sell and we ALWAYS find replacements
Agreed but let's hope the replacement is the right type of player. Maybe we have one already in Mattieu Baudry - tough tackling, probably better in the air and possibly Danny's match at spraying the ball about.
Now, a memo to Bradders. Jason Pearce will, I'm certain, go, so Bradders - read and inwardly digest.
2 NEW CENTRE BACKS
2 NEW CENTRE BACKS
2 NEW CENTRE BACKS
[quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: Good luck if you go Danny and Thank you. He's been more loyal to us over the past few years than a large number of others and I think he would have stayed loyal had it not been a London club in for him. He probably needs a new challenge after a crazy few seasons. There will be some pathetic people on here calling Danny a money grabber or Mitchell every other name. Why shouldnt Danny earn more? We all have that right, he could have earned more years ago but stuck with us, now he'll have 3 extra mouths to feed it has to be family first. We always sell and we ALWAYS find replacements[/p][/quote]Agreed but let's hope the replacement is the right type of player. Maybe we have one already in Mattieu Baudry - tough tackling, probably better in the air and possibly Danny's match at spraying the ball about. Now, a memo to Bradders. Jason Pearce will, I'm certain, go, so Bradders - read and inwardly digest. 2 NEW CENTRE BACKS 2 NEW CENTRE BACKS 2 NEW CENTRE BACKS dc addict
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8:01am Tue 24 May 11

ProudCherry says...

good luck danny, now he's gone let's start getting rid of the rest that want the money move and start building our new look side for the coming season, I certainly won't be crying over spilled milk with these want away players!! we all knew this was going to happen, this was a different managers team and they didn't get promoted!!
good luck danny, now he's gone let's start getting rid of the rest that want the money move and start building our new look side for the coming season, I certainly won't be crying over spilled milk with these want away players!! we all knew this was going to happen, this was a different managers team and they didn't get promoted!! ProudCherry
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8:02am Tue 24 May 11

Square Old Codger says...

He would be a fool not to accept a much better offer than we can, or are prepared to make him. With triplets on their way, he will need every penny he can get. Charlton are an ambitious Club, who will I suspect mount a challenge for promotion next Season and have the financial clout to allow them to do so. A good player, we shall miss him, but I like the majority of supporters understand his reasons for going and wish him well. However, as has happened so many times before, after a near miss, I expect an exodus and the need for Lee and Steve to find half a dozen new players - we can only hope that their judgement of a player is as good as Eddie and Jason, though they had them lined up before the Season end and were I believe a great deal more ambitious than our Board are..
He would be a fool not to accept a much better offer than we can, or are prepared to make him. With triplets on their way, he will need every penny he can get. Charlton are an ambitious Club, who will I suspect mount a challenge for promotion next Season and have the financial clout to allow them to do so. A good player, we shall miss him, but I like the majority of supporters understand his reasons for going and wish him well. However, as has happened so many times before, after a near miss, I expect an exodus and the need for Lee and Steve to find half a dozen new players - we can only hope that their judgement of a player is as good as Eddie and Jason, though they had them lined up before the Season end and were I believe a great deal more ambitious than our Board are.. Square Old Codger
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8:03am Tue 24 May 11

ParkstonePete says...

I refer to my comment agaisnt the earleir Danny story. The club is only about the supporters, everybody else, players, managers, chairmen come and go, the fans are the constant.

I fear this is the start of a downward spiral and the predictions of the EM haters may be about to come true. Recognising EM's desire to "balance the books" I think it is time to invest not divest. We have a one off chance to build on last season, clearly EM does not wish to do so. We will sink into mid table obscurity next season (hope it will not be worse!).
I refer to my comment agaisnt the earleir Danny story. The club is only about the supporters, everybody else, players, managers, chairmen come and go, the fans are the constant. I fear this is the start of a downward spiral and the predictions of the EM haters may be about to come true. Recognising EM's desire to "balance the books" I think it is time to invest not divest. We have a one off chance to build on last season, clearly EM does not wish to do so. We will sink into mid table obscurity next season (hope it will not be worse!). ParkstonePete
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8:07am Tue 24 May 11

afcbournemouth says...

common dog wrote:
afcbournemouth wrote: Oh no lol not only does he pass the ball back to much , his career just took a backward step , good luck Danny in pastures new for u and your family , the door is now open for us to get mcdermont no excuses now for the board Danny was a top earner at out club and its now time to fill his shoes MITCHELL if we don't sign a player within the next week or give mcdermont a offer then forget our season as I stated yesterday sign players or face player exits and with Danny leaving this tells me that players arriving to strengthen will not be happening prepare for a half empty stadium next term , such a shame after the highs of last season that it had to end so quick ; (
Very little I agree with in this post, apart from the obvious fact that we need to sign some players. . The criticism of Danny is unwarranted, he played a defensive role but had a happy knack of arriving late in the box to score. . Charlton have average attendance of 15,000 so obviously they can pay higher wages and their fans will expect a promotion push. You call for EM to sign a player so that we can challenge for promotion, well Charlton fans will expect no less. To say that they are trying to buy promotion is ridiculous. . As for signing McDermott as a replacement. Mmmm, let me see. A lightweight winger for a combative defensive midfielder. Maybe not. . The other thing that you seem to have overlooked is that Donal may not want to come to a league one side. He was probably on more money as a premier youth player than than Danny Hollands was as one of our top earners. He may not want the drop in wages. . Hollands and Lovell may leave and there is nothing that EM/LB can do about it. I don't blame EM for having a wage cap, it's about time we stayed within our budget. . The way this article is written it seems a done deal, perhaps Mr Perrett has inside info. If Danny does leave then I wish him good luck, he has seen some exciting times at the club. He hasn't always been paid on time but his performances have been excellent most of the time.
silly post about not being big enough to play in the centre u have not got a clue ! Xavi Barcelona , modric, spurs, wiltshire, arsenal , fabregas, these players are not muscle bound bruisers they have a football brain and I rate dermont very highly , the days of rough tough tackling are gone get with it
[quote][p][bold]common dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbournemouth[/bold] wrote: Oh no lol not only does he pass the ball back to much , his career just took a backward step , good luck Danny in pastures new for u and your family , the door is now open for us to get mcdermont no excuses now for the board Danny was a top earner at out club and its now time to fill his shoes MITCHELL if we don't sign a player within the next week or give mcdermont a offer then forget our season as I stated yesterday sign players or face player exits and with Danny leaving this tells me that players arriving to strengthen will not be happening prepare for a half empty stadium next term , such a shame after the highs of last season that it had to end so quick ; ([/p][/quote]Very little I agree with in this post, apart from the obvious fact that we need to sign some players. . The criticism of Danny is unwarranted, he played a defensive role but had a happy knack of arriving late in the box to score. . Charlton have average attendance of 15,000 so obviously they can pay higher wages and their fans will expect a promotion push. You call for EM to sign a player so that we can challenge for promotion, well Charlton fans will expect no less. To say that they are trying to buy promotion is ridiculous. . As for signing McDermott as a replacement. Mmmm, let me see. A lightweight winger for a combative defensive midfielder. Maybe not. . The other thing that you seem to have overlooked is that Donal may not want to come to a league one side. He was probably on more money as a premier youth player than than Danny Hollands was as one of our top earners. He may not want the drop in wages. . Hollands and Lovell may leave and there is nothing that EM/LB can do about it. I don't blame EM for having a wage cap, it's about time we stayed within our budget. . The way this article is written it seems a done deal, perhaps Mr Perrett has inside info. If Danny does leave then I wish him good luck, he has seen some exciting times at the club. He hasn't always been paid on time but his performances have been excellent most of the time.[/p][/quote]silly post about not being big enough to play in the centre u have not got a clue ! Xavi Barcelona , modric, spurs, wiltshire, arsenal , fabregas, these players are not muscle bound bruisers they have a football brain and I rate dermont very highly , the days of rough tough tackling are gone get with it afcbournemouth
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8:12am Tue 24 May 11

Tom Griffiths says...

Too many pessimistic comments on this subject today. We are losing one player, who has done his job well whilst with the club and we wish him well with his future at Charlton.
Football is completely controlled by money these days which is entirely due to the ridiculous sums being paid in the Premier league to players and in transfer fees. How can any player be worth the £50.000.000 sums being talked of for top players.How many tickets do Manchester United have to sell to cover Wayne Rooney's wages??
Most of the players who have moved on from AFCB have not made big headlines with their new clubs, but they still get better wages if spending most of their time on the bench.
Money will always be the motivation and a player must consider the family first and foremost.
AFCB will always have to be a selling club in the circumstances prevailing at this time.We have made enormous progress of late, in spite of players moving on. The players that we are able to keep will still make the effort to keep the spirit going and good luck to them. The good old saying
"What is to be, will be" comes to mind.
Too many pessimistic comments on this subject today. We are losing one player, who has done his job well whilst with the club and we wish him well with his future at Charlton. Football is completely controlled by money these days which is entirely due to the ridiculous sums being paid in the Premier league to players and in transfer fees. How can any player be worth the £50.000.000 sums being talked of for top players.How many tickets do Manchester United have to sell to cover Wayne Rooney's wages?? Most of the players who have moved on from AFCB have not made big headlines with their new clubs, but they still get better wages if spending most of their time on the bench. Money will always be the motivation and a player must consider the family first and foremost. AFCB will always have to be a selling club in the circumstances prevailing at this time.We have made enormous progress of late, in spite of players moving on. The players that we are able to keep will still make the effort to keep the spirit going and good luck to them. The good old saying "What is to be, will be" comes to mind. Tom Griffiths
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8:29am Tue 24 May 11

horsted says...

we all would move jobs for a better wage, if I was offered treble my current wage to do the same job at another company I would take, AFCB cannot at this moment pay the wages of the rich clubs, that is a fact, so we move on and let those who wish to go do the same, had we won promotion the same senario would be there, money talks, it wont change.
we all would move jobs for a better wage, if I was offered treble my current wage to do the same job at another company I would take, AFCB cannot at this moment pay the wages of the rich clubs, that is a fact, so we move on and let those who wish to go do the same, had we won promotion the same senario would be there, money talks, it wont change. horsted
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8:29am Tue 24 May 11

AFCBade says...

Tom Griffiths wrote:
Too many pessimistic comments on this subject today. We are losing one player, who has done his job well whilst with the club and we wish him well with his future at Charlton.
Football is completely controlled by money these days which is entirely due to the ridiculous sums being paid in the Premier league to players and in transfer fees. How can any player be worth the £50.000.000 sums being talked of for top players.How many tickets do Manchester United have to sell to cover Wayne Rooney's wages??
Most of the players who have moved on from AFCB have not made big headlines with their new clubs, but they still get better wages if spending most of their time on the bench.
Money will always be the motivation and a player must consider the family first and foremost.
AFCB will always have to be a selling club in the circumstances prevailing at this time.We have made enormous progress of late, in spite of players moving on. The players that we are able to keep will still make the effort to keep the spirit going and good luck to them. The good old saying
"What is to be, will be" comes to mind.
trouble is Tom the fear is that it isnt just one player that will leave. Appreciate we cant compete with some of the wages'on offer but we need some key players on top dollar augmented by promising youngsters. Will reserve judgement though till we see the side for the opening game in august.
[quote][p][bold]Tom Griffiths[/bold] wrote: Too many pessimistic comments on this subject today. We are losing one player, who has done his job well whilst with the club and we wish him well with his future at Charlton. Football is completely controlled by money these days which is entirely due to the ridiculous sums being paid in the Premier league to players and in transfer fees. How can any player be worth the £50.000.000 sums being talked of for top players.How many tickets do Manchester United have to sell to cover Wayne Rooney's wages?? Most of the players who have moved on from AFCB have not made big headlines with their new clubs, but they still get better wages if spending most of their time on the bench. Money will always be the motivation and a player must consider the family first and foremost. AFCB will always have to be a selling club in the circumstances prevailing at this time.We have made enormous progress of late, in spite of players moving on. The players that we are able to keep will still make the effort to keep the spirit going and good luck to them. The good old saying "What is to be, will be" comes to mind.[/p][/quote]trouble is Tom the fear is that it isnt just one player that will leave. Appreciate we cant compete with some of the wages'on offer but we need some key players on top dollar augmented by promising youngsters. Will reserve judgement though till we see the side for the opening game in august. AFCBade
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8:37am Tue 24 May 11

common dog says...

That's quite an odd comeback as I didn't mention size at all. Read it again, I said a lightweight winger to replace a combative defensive midfielder. You would not ask Pugh to play just in fromt of the back four would you? You wouldn't? Would you?
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As for the days of rough tackling being gone? Give me a break, did you watch the playoff games?
That's quite an odd comeback as I didn't mention size at all. Read it again, I said a lightweight winger to replace a combative defensive midfielder. You would not ask Pugh to play just in fromt of the back four would you? You wouldn't? Would you? . As for the days of rough tackling being gone? Give me a break, did you watch the playoff games? common dog
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8:49am Tue 24 May 11

afcbournemouth says...

I did watch the play off games and the referee made some shocking decisions nothing can accommodate bad referees I'm afraid , did u not say light weight ? Explain the meaning please ?
I did watch the play off games and the referee made some shocking decisions nothing can accommodate bad referees I'm afraid , did u not say light weight ? Explain the meaning please ? afcbournemouth
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8:57am Tue 24 May 11

CherryChimes says...

Well done for all your achievements at AFCB Danny. I only hope we can find some hard playing, tall midfield players for next season. Huddersfield have shown us that you need to be a bit ugly at times to get a result and we lack height and muscle in some areas. I only hope we can spot some talent and have the funds to replace some of our great players who will be leaving. I hate to say it, but it might not be so bad if we come mid-table next year and rebuild before having another go at the summit.
Well done for all your achievements at AFCB Danny. I only hope we can find some hard playing, tall midfield players for next season. Huddersfield have shown us that you need to be a bit ugly at times to get a result and we lack height and muscle in some areas. I only hope we can spot some talent and have the funds to replace some of our great players who will be leaving. I hate to say it, but it might not be so bad if we come mid-table next year and rebuild before having another go at the summit. CherryChimes
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9:02am Tue 24 May 11

simong says...

'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.'

Not by everyone !
Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship.
'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.' Not by everyone ! Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship. simong
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9:18am Tue 24 May 11

StewieJT says...

I would rather have a fully fit Molesley over Hollands. Good luck Hollands, the pressure will be on at Charlton!
I would rather have a fully fit Molesley over Hollands. Good luck Hollands, the pressure will be on at Charlton! StewieJT
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9:34am Tue 24 May 11

common dog says...

afcbournemouth wrote:
I did watch the play off games and the referee made some shocking decisions nothing can accommodate bad referees I'm afraid , did u not say light weight ? Explain the meaning please ?
What has the ref got to do with what we are talking about? There was some rough tough tackling on both sides.

Lightweight - weighing little. In football terms easy to knock off the ball. Neither of which could be said about DH.

During the last few games at DC a couple of times he was knocked off the ball easily and the opponents went up and scored.

The point I am making, which I didn't think was that obscure, is that McDermott would not be a like for like replacement for Danny. The way your original post was phrased that was what you seemed to be advocating.

I would be suprised if Donal was prepared to drop down as far as League 1. Having said that he needs to bulk up a little as well as working on his stamina. The longest he played for us was around 70 mins if memory serves, he then went downhill fairly quickly.

Anyway, I would love Donal to sign and I would love DH to stay. I may be disappointed on both counts.
[quote][p][bold]afcbournemouth[/bold] wrote: I did watch the play off games and the referee made some shocking decisions nothing can accommodate bad referees I'm afraid , did u not say light weight ? Explain the meaning please ?[/p][/quote]What has the ref got to do with what we are talking about? There was some rough tough tackling on both sides. Lightweight - weighing little. In football terms easy to knock off the ball. Neither of which could be said about DH. During the last few games at DC a couple of times he was knocked off the ball easily and the opponents went up and scored. The point I am making, which I didn't think was that obscure, is that McDermott would not be a like for like replacement for Danny. The way your original post was phrased that was what you seemed to be advocating. I would be suprised if Donal was prepared to drop down as far as League 1. Having said that he needs to bulk up a little as well as working on his stamina. The longest he played for us was around 70 mins if memory serves, he then went downhill fairly quickly. Anyway, I would love Donal to sign and I would love DH to stay. I may be disappointed on both counts. common dog
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9:37am Tue 24 May 11

common dog says...

simong wrote:
'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.' Not by everyone ! Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship.
The loyalty of playing when he wasn't getting paid! Then he signed another contract! That contract is now up and he is free to find another club. He doesn't have to stay with us just because the fans want him to. He was a good player for us and I thank him!
[quote][p][bold]simong[/bold] wrote: 'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.' Not by everyone ! Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship.[/p][/quote]The loyalty of playing when he wasn't getting paid! Then he signed another contract! That contract is now up and he is free to find another club. He doesn't have to stay with us just because the fans want him to. He was a good player for us and I thank him! common dog
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9:38am Tue 24 May 11

Julian1981 says...

simong wrote:
'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.'

Not by everyone !
Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship.
Best ever comment simong.Their all cant wait to jump ship and lets be honest,forget the promotion push in the next season,we keep losing our players like the rate we do,then forget it.
[quote][p][bold]simong[/bold] wrote: 'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.' Not by everyone ! Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship.[/p][/quote]Best ever comment simong.Their all cant wait to jump ship and lets be honest,forget the promotion push in the next season,we keep losing our players like the rate we do,then forget it. Julian1981
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9:51am Tue 24 May 11

jontee says...

Lets face it, if EH could not resist the spondulies, the players never will.
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We were always going to be a victim of our own success, creating a shop window for the best players.
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I agree Baudrey is the ideal replacement. I think he may be a better midfielder than defender.
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As has been said already, we have put the club in the shop window as well, and I think a lot of players would be quite happy to come to Dean Court, so it's probably going to be quite a busy summer one way or the other.
Lets face it, if EH could not resist the spondulies, the players never will. . We were always going to be a victim of our own success, creating a shop window for the best players. . I agree Baudrey is the ideal replacement. I think he may be a better midfielder than defender. . As has been said already, we have put the club in the shop window as well, and I think a lot of players would be quite happy to come to Dean Court, so it's probably going to be quite a busy summer one way or the other. jontee
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9:56am Tue 24 May 11

Afcbpete says...

StewieJT wrote:
I would rather have a fully fit Molesley over Hollands. Good luck Hollands, the pressure will be on at Charlton!
Totally agree. I said months ago we would probably lose several players, as did others ofcause. This is obviously a downside, the up though is Bradder's can bring in HIS players and whose to say they can't be more consistant and bring us success. Harry did it the season we wemt up as Champions, almost replaced the whole team. If anyone wants to go and not be part of our success, then thanks and good bye... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]StewieJT[/bold] wrote: I would rather have a fully fit Molesley over Hollands. Good luck Hollands, the pressure will be on at Charlton![/p][/quote]Totally agree. I said months ago we would probably lose several players, as did others ofcause. This is obviously a downside, the up though is Bradder's can bring in HIS players and whose to say they can't be more consistant and bring us success. Harry did it the season we wemt up as Champions, almost replaced the whole team. If anyone wants to go and not be part of our success, then thanks and good bye... UTCIAD Afcbpete
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10:02am Tue 24 May 11

No-5-fan says...

Julian1981 wrote:
simong wrote:
'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.'

Not by everyone !
Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship.
Best ever comment simong.Their all cant wait to jump ship and lets be honest,forget the promotion push in the next season,we keep losing our players like the rate we do,then forget it.
He's not jumping any ship. He has been extremely loyal and stayed through thick and thin. Now his contract has expired he is doing the right thing for him and his family. Good luck Danny.

Julian, just an observation, but one that is starting to really get on my nerves.

You say 'Their all can't wait...It's...They all can't wait. They are good, they are bad, they won, they lost. Is it starting to sink in? Good, so try it next time you post something on here. Please.
[quote][p][bold]Julian1981[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simong[/bold] wrote: 'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.' Not by everyone ! Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship.[/p][/quote]Best ever comment simong.Their all cant wait to jump ship and lets be honest,forget the promotion push in the next season,we keep losing our players like the rate we do,then forget it.[/p][/quote]He's not jumping any ship. He has been extremely loyal and stayed through thick and thin. Now his contract has expired he is doing the right thing for him and his family. Good luck Danny. Julian, just an observation, but one that is starting to really get on my nerves. You say 'Their all can't wait...It's...They all can't wait. They are good, they are bad, they won, they lost. Is it starting to sink in? Good, so try it next time you post something on here. Please. No-5-fan
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10:10am Tue 24 May 11

MrBlueSky says...

Some of you really are living in cloud cuckoo land and obviously know little about football. I was really sad last Thursday morning, not just because we had come so close to the play-off final, but more so because I knew this was the end of an era. Swindon Town will know all about it. Danny Hollands has been a great servant to this club but put yourself in his shoes, it's not cheap to feed three children these days and from what I have heard he will be on 3 times as much as he was here. Could any of you turn that down? He doesn't have a contract with us either so he is free to do what he wants. Good luck to him. If any of you are silly enough to think Adam Smith, Jason Pearce, Donal McDermott, Anton Robinson or Rhoys Wiggins will be wearing a Cherries shirt come August 6th then I think you are badly mistaken. Come on here on August 6th and prove me wrong..........
I will be as sad as anyone but that is reality and I agree with EM, we are for the first time starting to get financially stable and if players want more money they will leave, we should not break the bank to keep them. We are not supported strongly enough to do that. Next season will be about making sure we stay in League 1. We will have to rebuild and start again. The only reason Hollands is first to leave is because he doesn't have a contract. Believe me, Lovell's agent will be touting him around the League right now trying to better his wages, what decent agent wouldn't? Sorry to put a downer on it guys, but been here, done it and seen it all before. Don't cry over spilt milk all summer on here, there is going to be a lot of it. The NEW era starts on August 6th.....
Some of you really are living in cloud cuckoo land and obviously know little about football. I was really sad last Thursday morning, not just because we had come so close to the play-off final, but more so because I knew this was the end of an era. Swindon Town will know all about it. Danny Hollands has been a great servant to this club but put yourself in his shoes, it's not cheap to feed three children these days and from what I have heard he will be on 3 times as much as he was here. Could any of you turn that down? He doesn't have a contract with us either so he is free to do what he wants. Good luck to him. If any of you are silly enough to think Adam Smith, Jason Pearce, Donal McDermott, Anton Robinson or Rhoys Wiggins will be wearing a Cherries shirt come August 6th then I think you are badly mistaken. Come on here on August 6th and prove me wrong.......... I will be as sad as anyone but that is reality and I agree with EM, we are for the first time starting to get financially stable and if players want more money they will leave, we should not break the bank to keep them. We are not supported strongly enough to do that. Next season will be about making sure we stay in League 1. We will have to rebuild and start again. The only reason Hollands is first to leave is because he doesn't have a contract. Believe me, Lovell's agent will be touting him around the League right now trying to better his wages, what decent agent wouldn't? Sorry to put a downer on it guys, but been here, done it and seen it all before. Don't cry over spilt milk all summer on here, there is going to be a lot of it. The NEW era starts on August 6th..... MrBlueSky
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10:18am Tue 24 May 11

AFCB,It's the club I follow says...

Several points really,firstly good luck for the future Danny. People keep banging on about loyalty, get over it as it no longer exists! Also loyalty works both ways, if the club saw him as an important player, why is his contract out? Was that disloyal to him maybe? To all those demanding that we have to sign Smith and Donal-Get real! I really hope I am wrong, but I just cannot see that they will be here full time come next season. For the people that will no doubt abuse anyone that leaves for more money, go find a mirror, ask yourself if you would not leave your job today if someone offered you alot more money? Be honest, we all would! Lastly, the club is totally correct to have a wage cap in place, if that cap is not high enough to atract or keep the type of players we want here that is not the managers fault, that is not EM's fault, or indeed the players fault, it is I am afraid solely down to the fact that football at Dean court at this point in time is not something that enough people in the area buy into, the crowds have at times been poor considering we were in the top 3 for a long time and the way the team were playing. You can and must work to the budget at all times, the only path from not doing so is called BUST I am afraid.
Several points really,firstly good luck for the future Danny. People keep banging on about loyalty, get over it as it no longer exists! Also loyalty works both ways, if the club saw him as an important player, why is his contract out? Was that disloyal to him maybe? To all those demanding that we have to sign Smith and Donal-Get real! I really hope I am wrong, but I just cannot see that they will be here full time come next season. For the people that will no doubt abuse anyone that leaves for more money, go find a mirror, ask yourself if you would not leave your job today if someone offered you alot more money? Be honest, we all would! Lastly, the club is totally correct to have a wage cap in place, if that cap is not high enough to atract or keep the type of players we want here that is not the managers fault, that is not EM's fault, or indeed the players fault, it is I am afraid solely down to the fact that football at Dean court at this point in time is not something that enough people in the area buy into, the crowds have at times been poor considering we were in the top 3 for a long time and the way the team were playing. You can and must work to the budget at all times, the only path from not doing so is called BUST I am afraid. AFCB,It's the club I follow
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10:22am Tue 24 May 11

AP Moller says...

MrBlueSky wrote:
Some of you really are living in cloud cuckoo land and obviously know little about football. I was really sad last Thursday morning, not just because we had come so close to the play-off final, but more so because I knew this was the end of an era. Swindon Town will know all about it. Danny Hollands has been a great servant to this club but put yourself in his shoes, it's not cheap to feed three children these days and from what I have heard he will be on 3 times as much as he was here. Could any of you turn that down? He doesn't have a contract with us either so he is free to do what he wants. Good luck to him. If any of you are silly enough to think Adam Smith, Jason Pearce, Donal McDermott, Anton Robinson or Rhoys Wiggins will be wearing a Cherries shirt come August 6th then I think you are badly mistaken. Come on here on August 6th and prove me wrong.......... I will be as sad as anyone but that is reality and I agree with EM, we are for the first time starting to get financially stable and if players want more money they will leave, we should not break the bank to keep them. We are not supported strongly enough to do that. Next season will be about making sure we stay in League 1. We will have to rebuild and start again. The only reason Hollands is first to leave is because he doesn't have a contract. Believe me, Lovell's agent will be touting him around the League right now trying to better his wages, what decent agent wouldn't? Sorry to put a downer on it guys, but been here, done it and seen it all before. Don't cry over spilt milk all summer on here, there is going to be a lot of it. The NEW era starts on August 6th.....
I could not have put it better myself.
[quote][p][bold]MrBlueSky[/bold] wrote: Some of you really are living in cloud cuckoo land and obviously know little about football. I was really sad last Thursday morning, not just because we had come so close to the play-off final, but more so because I knew this was the end of an era. Swindon Town will know all about it. Danny Hollands has been a great servant to this club but put yourself in his shoes, it's not cheap to feed three children these days and from what I have heard he will be on 3 times as much as he was here. Could any of you turn that down? He doesn't have a contract with us either so he is free to do what he wants. Good luck to him. If any of you are silly enough to think Adam Smith, Jason Pearce, Donal McDermott, Anton Robinson or Rhoys Wiggins will be wearing a Cherries shirt come August 6th then I think you are badly mistaken. Come on here on August 6th and prove me wrong.......... I will be as sad as anyone but that is reality and I agree with EM, we are for the first time starting to get financially stable and if players want more money they will leave, we should not break the bank to keep them. We are not supported strongly enough to do that. Next season will be about making sure we stay in League 1. We will have to rebuild and start again. The only reason Hollands is first to leave is because he doesn't have a contract. Believe me, Lovell's agent will be touting him around the League right now trying to better his wages, what decent agent wouldn't? Sorry to put a downer on it guys, but been here, done it and seen it all before. Don't cry over spilt milk all summer on here, there is going to be a lot of it. The NEW era starts on August 6th.....[/p][/quote]I could not have put it better myself. AP Moller
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10:26am Tue 24 May 11

AFCB,It's the club I follow says...

Oh and on a positive note, can I say well done to the three lads that have just signed up to the full squad from the youth set up, best of luck to you and looking forward to seeing you play for the first team!
Oh and on a positive note, can I say well done to the three lads that have just signed up to the full squad from the youth set up, best of luck to you and looking forward to seeing you play for the first team! AFCB,It's the club I follow
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10:30am Tue 24 May 11

fletch for manager says...

Who can blame him? money talks 3 extra mouths to feed, no player is worth more than the club... Best of luck now jog on to charlton
Who can blame him? money talks 3 extra mouths to feed, no player is worth more than the club... Best of luck now jog on to charlton fletch for manager
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11:11am Tue 24 May 11

Local fan says...

ParkstonePete wrote:
I refer to my comment agaisnt the earleir Danny story. The club is only about the supporters, everybody else, players, managers, chairmen come and go, the fans are the constant.

I fear this is the start of a downward spiral and the predictions of the EM haters may be about to come true. Recognising EM's desire to "balance the books" I think it is time to invest not divest. We have a one off chance to build on last season, clearly EM does not wish to do so. We will sink into mid table obscurity next season (hope it will not be worse!).
Investing is essential but money is hard to find. The best we the fans can do is to pack Dean Court for every game next season, eat at the restaurant, have a drink or two at the bar, buy a burger, buy a season ticket, buy a draw ticket, contribute to Echo comments and generally encourage our friends to be AFCB supporters. This is a big town with huge potential for a top rate club. I don't think the alternative of expecting EM and fellow directors to keep pumping in cash is realistic. EM is a brilliant Chairman and balancing the books has to be number one priority - never forget the warning of our recent history when we were only minutes away from liquidation!
[quote][p][bold]ParkstonePete[/bold] wrote: I refer to my comment agaisnt the earleir Danny story. The club is only about the supporters, everybody else, players, managers, chairmen come and go, the fans are the constant. I fear this is the start of a downward spiral and the predictions of the EM haters may be about to come true. Recognising EM's desire to "balance the books" I think it is time to invest not divest. We have a one off chance to build on last season, clearly EM does not wish to do so. We will sink into mid table obscurity next season (hope it will not be worse!).[/p][/quote]Investing is essential but money is hard to find. The best we the fans can do is to pack Dean Court for every game next season, eat at the restaurant, have a drink or two at the bar, buy a burger, buy a season ticket, buy a draw ticket, contribute to Echo comments and generally encourage our friends to be AFCB supporters. This is a big town with huge potential for a top rate club. I don't think the alternative of expecting EM and fellow directors to keep pumping in cash is realistic. EM is a brilliant Chairman and balancing the books has to be number one priority - never forget the warning of our recent history when we were only minutes away from liquidation! Local fan
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11:27am Tue 24 May 11

Son of Bad Rabbit says...

Why is it the same old comments come out time and time again every time a player leaves AFCB?
- It's all over...
- We'll be relegated...
- EM has no ambition...
- A large meteor is about to hit the planet extinguishing all life on Earth...
*
OK, well maybe not the last one, but really, can we get a grip?
*
When Josh McQuoid left everyone was saying that Danny Ings could never replace him and was useless in front of goal. Mr. Lovell was just a drain on the wage bill and would never score anything ever again...
*
Oh yeah and we made the play-offs...
...maybe we should stop calling ourselves the Cherries.
*
Because the Chicken Littles sounds far more apropos. Every single time a player leaves the sky is falling...
*
I mean it's not good news, even OptimAL is back commenting instead of making himself go blind. (Keyboard must be in need of clean though...)
*
But is it really the end of the world?
*
No, we'll sign some fresh players and carry on. So chill!
Why is it the same old comments come out time and time again every time a player leaves AFCB? - It's all over... - We'll be relegated... - EM has no ambition... - A large meteor is about to hit the planet extinguishing all life on Earth... * OK, well maybe not the last one, but really, can we get a grip? * When Josh McQuoid left everyone was saying that Danny Ings could never replace him and was useless in front of goal. Mr. Lovell was just a drain on the wage bill and would never score anything ever again... * Oh yeah and we made the play-offs... ...maybe we should stop calling ourselves the Cherries. * Because the Chicken Littles sounds far more apropos. Every single time a player leaves the sky is falling... * I mean it's not good news, even OptimAL is back commenting instead of making himself go blind. (Keyboard must be in need of clean though...) * But is it really the end of the world? * No, we'll sign some fresh players and carry on. So chill! Son of Bad Rabbit
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11:48am Tue 24 May 11

common dog says...

Is Al back, I hadn't seen him. Very good cook you know!
Is Al back, I hadn't seen him. Very good cook you know! common dog
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12:05pm Tue 24 May 11

Square Old Codger says...

One of Eddie Howe's great attributes was in identifying young players of character and ability that he could develop and improve , he and Jason put in many a long hour to identify them and he had a list of those he wanted to bring in by the end of the Season and was thus able to act quickly. I doubt whether the position is the same now, Lee and Steve were "firefighting" from the moment they were appointed and at this time have no idea of their squad for next Season, we have lost Danny it seems, probably Steve Lovell and Wiggens, Smith and McDonnell are very unlikely to sign for us and there are at least three players likely to attract bids from other Clubs and given Mitchell's 100% record in dealing with offers, there will be a massive rebuilding needed. Eddie and Jason left because they realized that Mitchells ambitions were not theirs and that they were on a hiding to nothing here, this after turning down offers that would have trebled their salaries . A losing team, added to increased admission costs will reduce gates here , very quickly, money is very tight and likely to become more so and we know that very many people are unable to come to games on a regular basis because they can't afford to.Mitchell has a quandary here, accept any offer that comes along, let your key players go and you will be back to 3500 gates. .
One of Eddie Howe's great attributes was in identifying young players of character and ability that he could develop and improve , he and Jason put in many a long hour to identify them and he had a list of those he wanted to bring in by the end of the Season and was thus able to act quickly. I doubt whether the position is the same now, Lee and Steve were "firefighting" from the moment they were appointed and at this time have no idea of their squad for next Season, we have lost Danny it seems, probably Steve Lovell and Wiggens, Smith and McDonnell are very unlikely to sign for us and there are at least three players likely to attract bids from other Clubs and given Mitchell's 100% record in dealing with offers, there will be a massive rebuilding needed. Eddie and Jason left because they realized that Mitchells ambitions were not theirs and that they were on a hiding to nothing here, this after turning down offers that would have trebled their salaries . A losing team, added to increased admission costs will reduce gates here , very quickly, money is very tight and likely to become more so and we know that very many people are unable to come to games on a regular basis because they can't afford to.Mitchell has a quandary here, accept any offer that comes along, let your key players go and you will be back to 3500 gates. . Square Old Codger
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12:16pm Tue 24 May 11

Julian1981 says...

No-5-fan wrote:
Julian1981 wrote:
simong wrote:
'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.'

Not by everyone !
Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship.
Best ever comment simong.Their all cant wait to jump ship and lets be honest,forget the promotion push in the next season,we keep losing our players like the rate we do,then forget it.
He's not jumping any ship. He has been extremely loyal and stayed through thick and thin. Now his contract has expired he is doing the right thing for him and his family. Good luck Danny.

Julian, just an observation, but one that is starting to really get on my nerves.

You say 'Their all can't wait...It's...They all can't wait. They are good, they are bad, they won, they lost. Is it starting to sink in? Good, so try it next time you post something on here. Please.
Thanks for the english lesson lol.I dont blame players wanting to move to achive better things,but what get my nerves up is when a player says i want to stay with the club and the next their decide to leave.Its a simple question do i want to stay or leave.I wish Danny well but who and how many more will be next on the list.We need a strong squad,not a weak one if we want t push for promotion,

security word full-wave lol
[quote][p][bold]No-5-fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Julian1981[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simong[/bold] wrote: 'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.' Not by everyone ! Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship.[/p][/quote]Best ever comment simong.Their all cant wait to jump ship and lets be honest,forget the promotion push in the next season,we keep losing our players like the rate we do,then forget it.[/p][/quote]He's not jumping any ship. He has been extremely loyal and stayed through thick and thin. Now his contract has expired he is doing the right thing for him and his family. Good luck Danny. Julian, just an observation, but one that is starting to really get on my nerves. You say 'Their all can't wait...It's...They all can't wait. They are good, they are bad, they won, they lost. Is it starting to sink in? Good, so try it next time you post something on here. Please.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the english lesson lol.I dont blame players wanting to move to achive better things,but what get my nerves up is when a player says i want to stay with the club and the next their decide to leave.Its a simple question do i want to stay or leave.I wish Danny well but who and how many more will be next on the list.We need a strong squad,not a weak one if we want t push for promotion, security word full-wave lol Julian1981
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12:20pm Tue 24 May 11

djd says...

It looks like Danny is going, I thank him for all he has done for the club over the years and wish him the best of luck in his future career as a footballer and as a father.
EM didn't appear to think Danny was worth what he was asking and Charlton have come forward with a better offer.
Danny as worked hard for the team over the years. He deserves to better himself and, if he thinks his future lies away from Dean Court, be it.
Thanks again Danny and good luck.
It looks like Danny is going, I thank him for all he has done for the club over the years and wish him the best of luck in his future career as a footballer and as a father. EM didn't appear to think Danny was worth what he was asking and Charlton have come forward with a better offer. Danny as worked hard for the team over the years. He deserves to better himself and, if he thinks his future lies away from Dean Court, be it. Thanks again Danny and good luck. djd
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12:29pm Tue 24 May 11

In Absentia says...

There's no moral dilemma for Danny Hollands. A footballers career is a short one and if he gets a chance to treble his salary then he's got to take it.

Next season will be a true test of the new management team and whether they can spot decent young talent or players who need a season in League 1 to resurrect a career.

We need to avoid copying Swindon. They were fighting near the top of the table last season and relegated this. It's easily done.
There's no moral dilemma for Danny Hollands. A footballers career is a short one and if he gets a chance to treble his salary then he's got to take it. Next season will be a true test of the new management team and whether they can spot decent young talent or players who need a season in League 1 to resurrect a career. We need to avoid copying Swindon. They were fighting near the top of the table last season and relegated this. It's easily done. In Absentia
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12:32pm Tue 24 May 11

Cherryfan says...

I think you might have to learn to kick the ball forwards at Chalton Danny! Good luck mate.
I think you might have to learn to kick the ball forwards at Chalton Danny! Good luck mate. Cherryfan
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12:44pm Tue 24 May 11

No-5-fan says...

Julian1981 wrote:
No-5-fan wrote:
Julian1981 wrote:
simong wrote:
'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.'

Not by everyone !
Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship.
Best ever comment simong.Their all cant wait to jump ship and lets be honest,forget the promotion push in the next season,we keep losing our players like the rate we do,then forget it.
He's not jumping any ship. He has been extremely loyal and stayed through thick and thin. Now his contract has expired he is doing the right thing for him and his family. Good luck Danny.

Julian, just an observation, but one that is starting to really get on my nerves.

You say 'Their all can't wait...It's...They all can't wait. They are good, they are bad, they won, they lost. Is it starting to sink in? Good, so try it next time you post something on here. Please.
Thanks for the english lesson lol.I dont blame players wanting to move to achive better things,but what get my nerves up is when a player says i want to stay with the club and the next their decide to leave.Its a simple question do i want to stay or leave.I wish Danny well but who and how many more will be next on the list.We need a strong squad,not a weak one if we want t push for promotion,

security word full-wave lol
Oh Julian, Julian you've done it again...'next their decide to leave'
It should be 'next THEY decide to leave'
Come on Julian, you can do it, I know you can. I've got faith in you.
[quote][p][bold]Julian1981[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]No-5-fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Julian1981[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]simong[/bold] wrote: 'Hollands will also receive a warm send-off, one deserving of such a loyal servant.' Not by everyone ! Where is this supposed loyalty, less than a week after losing in the play-offs he cannot wait to jump ship.[/p][/quote]Best ever comment simong.Their all cant wait to jump ship and lets be honest,forget the promotion push in the next season,we keep losing our players like the rate we do,then forget it.[/p][/quote]He's not jumping any ship. He has been extremely loyal and stayed through thick and thin. Now his contract has expired he is doing the right thing for him and his family. Good luck Danny. Julian, just an observation, but one that is starting to really get on my nerves. You say 'Their all can't wait...It's...They all can't wait. They are good, they are bad, they won, they lost. Is it starting to sink in? Good, so try it next time you post something on here. Please.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the english lesson lol.I dont blame players wanting to move to achive better things,but what get my nerves up is when a player says i want to stay with the club and the next their decide to leave.Its a simple question do i want to stay or leave.I wish Danny well but who and how many more will be next on the list.We need a strong squad,not a weak one if we want t push for promotion, security word full-wave lol[/p][/quote]Oh Julian, Julian you've done it again...'next their decide to leave' It should be 'next THEY decide to leave' Come on Julian, you can do it, I know you can. I've got faith in you. No-5-fan
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1:14pm Tue 24 May 11

miltonarcher says...

Lot of rubbish on here about loyalty. There isn't a club in the country that can stop players leaving for more money, thats the sad aspect of football in the 21st century. I see Chelsea sacked their manager for coming second !!!!!!Premier League, yor aving a larf.
Lot of rubbish on here about loyalty. There isn't a club in the country that can stop players leaving for more money, thats the sad aspect of football in the 21st century. I see Chelsea sacked their manager for coming second !!!!!!Premier League, yor aving a larf. miltonarcher
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2:28pm Tue 24 May 11

dc addict says...

MrBlueSky wrote:
Some of you really are living in cloud cuckoo land and obviously know little about football. I was really sad last Thursday morning, not just because we had come so close to the play-off final, but more so because I knew this was the end of an era. Swindon Town will know all about it. Danny Hollands has been a great servant to this club but put yourself in his shoes, it's not cheap to feed three children these days and from what I have heard he will be on 3 times as much as he was here. Could any of you turn that down? He doesn't have a contract with us either so he is free to do what he wants. Good luck to him. If any of you are silly enough to think Adam Smith, Jason Pearce, Donal McDermott, Anton Robinson or Rhoys Wiggins will be wearing a Cherries shirt come August 6th then I think you are badly mistaken. Come on here on August 6th and prove me wrong.......... I will be as sad as anyone but that is reality and I agree with EM, we are for the first time starting to get financially stable and if players want more money they will leave, we should not break the bank to keep them. We are not supported strongly enough to do that. Next season will be about making sure we stay in League 1. We will have to rebuild and start again. The only reason Hollands is first to leave is because he doesn't have a contract. Believe me, Lovell's agent will be touting him around the League right now trying to better his wages, what decent agent wouldn't? Sorry to put a downer on it guys, but been here, done it and seen it all before. Don't cry over spilt milk all summer on here, there is going to be a lot of it. The NEW era starts on August 6th.....
Agree with all of this. Add Steve Lovell and Marc Pugh to the list.
EM is right to operate a wage cap. The gin swillers are still poised to come down on us if we get too blaze with our finances. We will probably end up mid table next year but I really don't think the gates will drop that much. In any event, being in control of our expenditure will do more to encourage outside investment than anything else. That's the ONLY way we can move forward - we are, as we have constantly been reminded by our cousins 35 miles up the road, a small club and we will never be able to fund Championship football on increased gates alone.
I'm sure that there are some potential investors out there right now. We must be patient.
[quote][p][bold]MrBlueSky[/bold] wrote: Some of you really are living in cloud cuckoo land and obviously know little about football. I was really sad last Thursday morning, not just because we had come so close to the play-off final, but more so because I knew this was the end of an era. Swindon Town will know all about it. Danny Hollands has been a great servant to this club but put yourself in his shoes, it's not cheap to feed three children these days and from what I have heard he will be on 3 times as much as he was here. Could any of you turn that down? He doesn't have a contract with us either so he is free to do what he wants. Good luck to him. If any of you are silly enough to think Adam Smith, Jason Pearce, Donal McDermott, Anton Robinson or Rhoys Wiggins will be wearing a Cherries shirt come August 6th then I think you are badly mistaken. Come on here on August 6th and prove me wrong.......... I will be as sad as anyone but that is reality and I agree with EM, we are for the first time starting to get financially stable and if players want more money they will leave, we should not break the bank to keep them. We are not supported strongly enough to do that. Next season will be about making sure we stay in League 1. We will have to rebuild and start again. The only reason Hollands is first to leave is because he doesn't have a contract. Believe me, Lovell's agent will be touting him around the League right now trying to better his wages, what decent agent wouldn't? Sorry to put a downer on it guys, but been here, done it and seen it all before. Don't cry over spilt milk all summer on here, there is going to be a lot of it. The NEW era starts on August 6th.....[/p][/quote]Agree with all of this. Add Steve Lovell and Marc Pugh to the list. EM is right to operate a wage cap. The gin swillers are still poised to come down on us if we get too blaze with our finances. We will probably end up mid table next year but I really don't think the gates will drop that much. In any event, being in control of our expenditure will do more to encourage outside investment than anything else. That's the ONLY way we can move forward - we are, as we have constantly been reminded by our cousins 35 miles up the road, a small club and we will never be able to fund Championship football on increased gates alone. I'm sure that there are some potential investors out there right now. We must be patient. dc addict
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2:51pm Tue 24 May 11

canfordcherry says...

Lee should start scouting the non leagues as soon as poss to replace the exodus thats coming , lets see if he's as good as EH at signing talent , that we'll then sell for a profit . I'm not being negative for no reason its what I believe will happen .Not that that is related to Danny , good luck , well played , not loved by everyone but in my view a great player in his time with us .
Lee should start scouting the non leagues as soon as poss to replace the exodus thats coming , lets see if he's as good as EH at signing talent , that we'll then sell for a profit . I'm not being negative for no reason its what I believe will happen .Not that that is related to Danny , good luck , well played , not loved by everyone but in my view a great player in his time with us . canfordcherry
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3:22pm Tue 24 May 11

Northstand_dan says...

move along , nothing more to see.. I bet Holland's will be on the bench most of next season ... its not about the money, its about job satisfaction...
move along , nothing more to see.. I bet Holland's will be on the bench most of next season ... its not about the money, its about job satisfaction... Northstand_dan
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3:35pm Tue 24 May 11

reggie87 says...

Hollands officially a Charlton player. I wish you all the best, the move is right for you, closer to family, more money to support yourself, Natalie and the triplets on the way as well as a new home with enough bedrooms for them all, and a new car with space for 3 car seats and prams ;)

Security word - take-term... it's all relative
Hollands officially a Charlton player. I wish you all the best, the move is right for you, closer to family, more money to support yourself, Natalie and the triplets on the way as well as a new home with enough bedrooms for them all, and a new car with space for 3 car seats and prams ;) Security word - take-term... it's all relative reggie87
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4:27pm Tue 24 May 11

kangman2012 says...

Good luck to Danny. He always gave 100% to the cause every time he played. Let's hope we get a good deal for him and we can put some back into buying some players. There are a lot of good players out there who are also out of contract and will be looking for a club. This summer will be a busy time for Bradders and Fletch who now have a chance to build on the core of this team and put their own "spin" on the side and I'm sure they are already putting their ideas into practice. It's just possible that the DH deal is part of those plans. I just hope SL stays as we only saw a glimmer of his ability right at the end of the season. With some quality additions there's no reason AFCB can't improve on this season and lay a few ghosts to rest at the same time - UTC!
Good luck to Danny. He always gave 100% to the cause every time he played. Let's hope we get a good deal for him and we can put some back into buying some players. There are a lot of good players out there who are also out of contract and will be looking for a club. This summer will be a busy time for Bradders and Fletch who now have a chance to build on the core of this team and put their own "spin" on the side and I'm sure they are already putting their ideas into practice. It's just possible that the DH deal is part of those plans. I just hope SL stays as we only saw a glimmer of his ability right at the end of the season. With some quality additions there's no reason AFCB can't improve on this season and lay a few ghosts to rest at the same time - UTC! kangman2012
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6:35pm Tue 24 May 11

northstandman says...

dc addict wrote:
cherrychris75 wrote:
Good luck if you go Danny and Thank you. He's been more loyal to us over the past few years than a large number of others and I think he would have stayed loyal had it not been a London club in for him. He probably needs a new challenge after a crazy few seasons. There will be some pathetic people on here calling Danny a money grabber or Mitchell every other name. Why shouldnt Danny earn more? We all have that right, he could have earned more years ago but stuck with us, now he'll have 3 extra mouths to feed it has to be family first. We always sell and we ALWAYS find replacements
Agreed but let's hope the replacement is the right type of player. Maybe we have one already in Mattieu Baudry - tough tackling, probably better in the air and possibly Danny's match at spraying the ball about.
Now, a memo to Bradders. Jason Pearce will, I'm certain, go, so Bradders - read and inwardly digest.
2 NEW CENTRE BACKS
2 NEW CENTRE BACKS
2 NEW CENTRE BACKS
With the imminent departure of Smith/Wiggins and whoever else now. May i add to the request.

4 new defenders
4 new defenders
4 new defenders
4 new defenders.

If we have any money to spend, it is absolutely VITAL that we get 2 VERY TALL central defenders that can COMPETE in the air with the opposition.

please, thank you.
[quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: Good luck if you go Danny and Thank you. He's been more loyal to us over the past few years than a large number of others and I think he would have stayed loyal had it not been a London club in for him. He probably needs a new challenge after a crazy few seasons. There will be some pathetic people on here calling Danny a money grabber or Mitchell every other name. Why shouldnt Danny earn more? We all have that right, he could have earned more years ago but stuck with us, now he'll have 3 extra mouths to feed it has to be family first. We always sell and we ALWAYS find replacements[/p][/quote]Agreed but let's hope the replacement is the right type of player. Maybe we have one already in Mattieu Baudry - tough tackling, probably better in the air and possibly Danny's match at spraying the ball about. Now, a memo to Bradders. Jason Pearce will, I'm certain, go, so Bradders - read and inwardly digest. 2 NEW CENTRE BACKS 2 NEW CENTRE BACKS 2 NEW CENTRE BACKS[/p][/quote]With the imminent departure of Smith/Wiggins and whoever else now. May i add to the request. 4 new defenders 4 new defenders 4 new defenders 4 new defenders. If we have any money to spend, it is absolutely VITAL that we get 2 VERY TALL central defenders that can COMPETE in the air with the opposition. please, thank you. northstandman
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7:31pm Tue 24 May 11

Edwinton says...

Can't we also freshen up the writing? free transfer for next season? It is so tired.
Can't we also freshen up the writing? free transfer for next season? It is so tired. Edwinton
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8:29pm Tue 24 May 11

common dog says...

canfordcherry wrote:
Lee should start scouting the non leagues as soon as poss to replace the exodus thats coming , lets see if he's as good as EH at signing talent , that we'll then sell for a profit . I'm not being negative for no reason its what I believe will happen .Not that that is related to Danny , good luck , well played , not loved by everyone but in my view a great player in his time with us .
Do you seriously think that they leave the scouting until the end of the season when there are no matches being played? Think about it!!!
.

They will already have their targets identified, placed in order of preference along with how much they are willing to spend.
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Lee should start scouting the non leagues as soon as poss to replace the exodus thats coming , lets see if he's as good as EH at signing talent , that we'll then sell for a profit . I'm not being negative for no reason its what I believe will happen .Not that that is related to Danny , good luck , well played , not loved by everyone but in my view a great player in his time with us .[/p][/quote]Do you seriously think that they leave the scouting until the end of the season when there are no matches being played? Think about it!!! . They will already have their targets identified, placed in order of preference along with how much they are willing to spend. common dog
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8:47pm Tue 24 May 11

yokel cherry says...

To be honest I couldn't give a monkeys about players going. I remember all this end of the world and relegation is nigh talk at the end of the 85/86 season when Harry sold Colin Clarke and a good few others and then of course he went on to build a promotion team.

The next season will be a real test for Lee and Fletch because now we will see if they have what it takes to build a promotion team. After all the current set of players proved one thing only this season. That as a team they weren't quite good enough. That doesn't mean they didn't put every ounce of effort and skill that they had into the games it just means they were found wanting when it came down to the wire.

I think what they achieved though was still a fantastic achievement

If we had gone up of course people would have said well Lee and Fletch basically went up with Eddies team. At least With a few players almost certain to follow the money Lee and Fletch will have the opportunity to build their own side. There are plenty of good players out there but without doubt a couple of big but mobile defenders are a must to stop us being caught out time and time again in the dying minutes like last season. Harking back to the Championship winning team of 87 The final piece of that jigsaw that convinced me we had a real chance was when Harry signed psycho Pulis you can have all the Hollands, Pughs and Feeneys that you want but you won't win diddleysquat without someone who can tackle and strike a little fear into the opposition.

I'm really looking forward to next season I think Lee and Flecth will surprise a lot of people.
To be honest I couldn't give a monkeys about players going. I remember all this end of the world and relegation is nigh talk at the end of the 85/86 season when Harry sold Colin Clarke and a good few others and then of course he went on to build a promotion team. The next season will be a real test for Lee and Fletch because now we will see if they have what it takes to build a promotion team. After all the current set of players proved one thing only this season. That as a team they weren't quite good enough. That doesn't mean they didn't put every ounce of effort and skill that they had into the games it just means they were found wanting when it came down to the wire. I think what they achieved though was still a fantastic achievement If we had gone up of course people would have said well Lee and Fletch basically went up with Eddies team. At least With a few players almost certain to follow the money Lee and Fletch will have the opportunity to build their own side. There are plenty of good players out there but without doubt a couple of big but mobile defenders are a must to stop us being caught out time and time again in the dying minutes like last season. Harking back to the Championship winning team of 87 The final piece of that jigsaw that convinced me we had a real chance was when Harry signed psycho Pulis you can have all the Hollands, Pughs and Feeneys that you want but you won't win diddleysquat without someone who can tackle and strike a little fear into the opposition. I'm really looking forward to next season I think Lee and Flecth will surprise a lot of people. yokel cherry
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9:23pm Tue 24 May 11

Court Side says...

Good luck,Danny,you were here through the turbulent times and a big part of the promotion drive and this seasons unexpected promotion push.You always put a shift in,could spot a pass and weighed in with a few decent goals aswell.Best of luck for the future for you and your family.
Right,you naysayers and doom mongers!If there is a mass exodus,(and i doubt "mass"),we will rebuild and start again cos that's what happens in football.On our wage and transfer budgets we generally have to go shopping in League 2 and non league and we haven't done so badly doing that lately have we?Anton?Liam?Marc Pugh?Need i go on?Also when Rhoys was 1st here on loan,come the end of the season,i thought "We'll be lucky if we get to sign him" and sign him we did so don't give up hope on maybe getting Adam and Donal yet,(you never know!).
What i'd really like to see,and i digress slightly,is the Football League closing the transfer window on the last day of July as i think it's disruptive to teams to have their players pinched in August when the seasons only just getting under way,(this is especially true for Leagues 1 and 2 who's teams get messed about while the Championship sides try to find the last pieces to their jigsaws).Also the January window should be abolished too,loan signings only,as many a team going along nicely have been derailed with their star players head being turned,(Charlie Austin anybody?Although Swindon weren't exactly going along nicely,they would have probably stayed up if they'd kept him).Just an observation.
Anyway,already bored with a lack of football,(bloody Summer!),and wait with excitement for the new league fixtures,(around the middle of June i believe?),and with anticipation at the new and successful side that Bradders and Fletch are going to construct.
Always believe and always keep the faith.
Bournemouth till i die!
Good luck,Danny,you were here through the turbulent times and a big part of the promotion drive and this seasons unexpected promotion push.You always put a shift in,could spot a pass and weighed in with a few decent goals aswell.Best of luck for the future for you and your family. Right,you naysayers and doom mongers!If there is a mass exodus,(and i doubt "mass"),we will rebuild and start again cos that's what happens in football.On our wage and transfer budgets we generally have to go shopping in League 2 and non league and we haven't done so badly doing that lately have we?Anton?Liam?Marc Pugh?Need i go on?Also when Rhoys was 1st here on loan,come the end of the season,i thought "We'll be lucky if we get to sign him" and sign him we did so don't give up hope on maybe getting Adam and Donal yet,(you never know!). What i'd really like to see,and i digress slightly,is the Football League closing the transfer window on the last day of July as i think it's disruptive to teams to have their players pinched in August when the seasons only just getting under way,(this is especially true for Leagues 1 and 2 who's teams get messed about while the Championship sides try to find the last pieces to their jigsaws).Also the January window should be abolished too,loan signings only,as many a team going along nicely have been derailed with their star players head being turned,(Charlie Austin anybody?Although Swindon weren't exactly going along nicely,they would have probably stayed up if they'd kept him).Just an observation. Anyway,already bored with a lack of football,(bloody Summer!),and wait with excitement for the new league fixtures,(around the middle of June i believe?),and with anticipation at the new and successful side that Bradders and Fletch are going to construct. Always believe and always keep the faith. Bournemouth till i die! Court Side
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9:31pm Tue 24 May 11

Afcbpete says...

yokel cherry wrote:
To be honest I couldn't give a monkeys about players going. I remember all this end of the world and relegation is nigh talk at the end of the 85/86 season when Harry sold Colin Clarke and a good few others and then of course he went on to build a promotion team.

The next season will be a real test for Lee and Fletch because now we will see if they have what it takes to build a promotion team. After all the current set of players proved one thing only this season. That as a team they weren't quite good enough. That doesn't mean they didn't put every ounce of effort and skill that they had into the games it just means they were found wanting when it came down to the wire.

I think what they achieved though was still a fantastic achievement

If we had gone up of course people would have said well Lee and Fletch basically went up with Eddies team. At least With a few players almost certain to follow the money Lee and Fletch will have the opportunity to build their own side. There are plenty of good players out there but without doubt a couple of big but mobile defenders are a must to stop us being caught out time and time again in the dying minutes like last season. Harking back to the Championship winning team of 87 The final piece of that jigsaw that convinced me we had a real chance was when Harry signed psycho Pulis you can have all the Hollands, Pughs and Feeneys that you want but you won't win diddleysquat without someone who can tackle and strike a little fear into the opposition.

I'm really looking forward to next season I think Lee and Flecth will surprise a lot of people.
Very well put, saved me atleast 10 minutes of putting a similar post together... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]yokel cherry[/bold] wrote: To be honest I couldn't give a monkeys about players going. I remember all this end of the world and relegation is nigh talk at the end of the 85/86 season when Harry sold Colin Clarke and a good few others and then of course he went on to build a promotion team. The next season will be a real test for Lee and Fletch because now we will see if they have what it takes to build a promotion team. After all the current set of players proved one thing only this season. That as a team they weren't quite good enough. That doesn't mean they didn't put every ounce of effort and skill that they had into the games it just means they were found wanting when it came down to the wire. I think what they achieved though was still a fantastic achievement If we had gone up of course people would have said well Lee and Fletch basically went up with Eddies team. At least With a few players almost certain to follow the money Lee and Fletch will have the opportunity to build their own side. There are plenty of good players out there but without doubt a couple of big but mobile defenders are a must to stop us being caught out time and time again in the dying minutes like last season. Harking back to the Championship winning team of 87 The final piece of that jigsaw that convinced me we had a real chance was when Harry signed psycho Pulis you can have all the Hollands, Pughs and Feeneys that you want but you won't win diddleysquat without someone who can tackle and strike a little fear into the opposition. I'm really looking forward to next season I think Lee and Flecth will surprise a lot of people.[/p][/quote]Very well put, saved me atleast 10 minutes of putting a similar post together... UTCIAD Afcbpete
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3:49pm Wed 25 May 11

Local fan says...

Great news that Steve Lovell has signed for a year!! He's a class player.
Great news that Steve Lovell has signed for a year!! He's a class player. Local fan
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4:52pm Wed 25 May 11

Afcbpete says...

Local fan wrote:
Great news that Steve Lovell has signed for a year!! He's a class player.
Now THAT is FANTASTIC news, and may shut a few up... We just need to hang on to as many as possible and I TRULY believe we can have a right go next season... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Local fan[/bold] wrote: Great news that Steve Lovell has signed for a year!! He's a class player.[/p][/quote]Now THAT is FANTASTIC news, and may shut a few up... We just need to hang on to as many as possible and I TRULY believe we can have a right go next season... UTCIAD Afcbpete
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