Cherries: Thomas sets his sights on new start under Howe

Bournemouth Echo: FRESH START: Wes Thomas is hoping to feature under Eddie Howe FRESH START: Wes Thomas is hoping to feature under Eddie Howe

WES Thomas set his sights on a fresh start under Eddie Howe after claiming Cherries’ previous management had failed to bring out the best in him.

The striker suggested ex-boss Paul Groves had not “backed me as a player” prior to sending him for a loan spell with Portsmouth.

Thomas made his first appearance since Howe recalled him from Pompey when he was a second-half substitute in Cherries’ 1-0 victory at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

The 25-year-old revealed his spell at Fratton Park had helped restore his confidence as he scored three goals in seven games for Cherries’ League One rivals.

And speaking exclusively to the Daily Echo last night, Thomas insisted he had plenty to offer in his bid to get his Goldsands Stadium career back on track.

He said: “He (Howe) seems keen to give me a chance so, hopefully, I will get that because I feel that I can offer the team quite a lot.

“I think I have proved that I can score goals at this level and it is just about now getting the chance and getting a manager who believes in you as a player.

“When I went to Portsmouth, Michael Appleton believed in me and sat me down and spoke to me about what he expected of me.

“When a manager believes in you, you go out with confidence and that is what happened with me at Portsmouth.

“I didn’t think I was getting the backing when Paul Groves was in charge and that is why I don’t think the supporters saw the best performances from me.

“It is a fresh start now so, hopefully, I will be in the team again and scoring goals.”

Thomas had struggled to hit the net prior to his Pompey loan switch.

He added: “I wasn’t putting away the chances I was getting.

“The old manager decided to change things up and I knew that I needed to go out and get some games under my belt, especially earlier in the season where you are not going to be at 100 per cent.

“I showed what I can do and it did me the world of good.”

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7:15am Mon 12 Nov 12

Eddie's dog says...

He' faster than most; and he lives on the coast - Ah, ha, ha..........
He' faster than most; and he lives on the coast - Ah, ha, ha.......... Eddie's dog
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7:34am Mon 12 Nov 12

oxoncherry2 says...

We still have 8 forwards on the books - that's the problem for Wes and Matt and ...........
We still have 8 forwards on the books - that's the problem for Wes and Matt and ........... oxoncherry2
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8:03am Mon 12 Nov 12

horsted says...

Eddie's dog wrote:
He' faster than most; and he lives on the coast - Ah, ha, ha..........
Glam Rock Rules, I am a lover of MB myself........
[quote][p][bold]Eddie's dog[/bold] wrote: He' faster than most; and he lives on the coast - Ah, ha, ha..........[/p][/quote]Glam Rock Rules, I am a lover of MB myself........ horsted
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8:22am Mon 12 Nov 12

let football be the winner says...

indeeed 8 strikers and looking at the bench no defenders or defensive midfielders, both dutchmen will be gone in Jan, lucky we didnt have a defensive injury on Saturday as not one player on the bench or pitch could have done a defenders job on hte pitch, indeed in Eddie we trust and great win and there might be a method in the maddness but Meads on LOAN, Zubar, Davids, Partington, Hughes, all either injured on not on Eddies radar
indeeed 8 strikers and looking at the bench no defenders or defensive midfielders, both dutchmen will be gone in Jan, lucky we didnt have a defensive injury on Saturday as not one player on the bench or pitch could have done a defenders job on hte pitch, indeed in Eddie we trust and great win and there might be a method in the maddness but Meads on LOAN, Zubar, Davids, Partington, Hughes, all either injured on not on Eddies radar let football be the winner
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10:54am Mon 12 Nov 12

mark.s says...

I've always liked Wes, he has plenty to offer. Not sure if he'll be a first choice, but to have on the bench is great.

He gives us something different, often his best form has been as a lone striker, and strikers who are skilled in playing that role are rare. It's another system for us to have in our locker.
I've always liked Wes, he has plenty to offer. Not sure if he'll be a first choice, but to have on the bench is great. He gives us something different, often his best form has been as a lone striker, and strikers who are skilled in playing that role are rare. It's another system for us to have in our locker. mark.s
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11:02am Mon 12 Nov 12

RED LETTER DAY says...

. . YEH go and grab those goals Wes. . . . . Under the previous management the whole team was programmed to pass backwards rather than forwards. . . . That was no way to win a football match especially with a talented squad like we have got.............. I am confidant that you will do the business.
. . YEH go and grab those goals Wes. . . . . Under the previous management the whole team was programmed to pass backwards rather than forwards. . . . That was no way to win a football match especially with a talented squad like we have got.............. I am confidant that you will do the business. RED LETTER DAY
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11:12am Mon 12 Nov 12

Dont have short memorys says...

Hey Wes dont worry about those two muppets Groves and Brooks You were in good company those two failed to bring out the best in anybody Hated by the Players Hated by the Fans complete failures so getting away on loan was the best thing you could have done I hope you stay after those 2 prima donas did to this Club . The only thing they did good was to be so useless that it forced Demin to get shot of em Hopefully when their contracts run out we can rid the Club of this bad memory I just hope they dont bring their unparraled skill of screwing things up to the Youth set up Cant you loan those two out Eddie McDonalds are always looking for Managers
Hey Wes dont worry about those two muppets Groves and Brooks You were in good company those two failed to bring out the best in anybody Hated by the Players Hated by the Fans complete failures so getting away on loan was the best thing you could have done I hope you stay after those 2 prima donas did to this Club . The only thing they did good was to be so useless that it forced Demin to get shot of em Hopefully when their contracts run out we can rid the Club of this bad memory I just hope they dont bring their unparraled skill of screwing things up to the Youth set up Cant you loan those two out Eddie McDonalds are always looking for Managers Dont have short memorys
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12:17pm Mon 12 Nov 12

smhinto says...

Dear Alastair 1967
.
Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday.
.
You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning.
.
It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience.
.
Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit.
.
I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday.

Regards
Dear Alastair 1967 . Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday. . You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning. . It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience. . Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit. . I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday. Regards smhinto
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12:22pm Mon 12 Nov 12

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Yeah good luck Wes, quick, busy and physical, good to have you back in the squad!

How about putting Groves & Brooks out on loan to Pompey..to manage them!!???
Yeah good luck Wes, quick, busy and physical, good to have you back in the squad! How about putting Groves & Brooks out on loan to Pompey..to manage them!!??? TedMacsCherryPants
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1:20pm Mon 12 Nov 12

countrycherry says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Yeah good luck Wes, quick, busy and physical, good to have you back in the squad!

How about putting Groves & Brooks out on loan to Pompey..to manage them!!???
Totally agree . That should ensure their complete demise.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Yeah good luck Wes, quick, busy and physical, good to have you back in the squad! How about putting Groves & Brooks out on loan to Pompey..to manage them!!???[/p][/quote]Totally agree . That should ensure their complete demise. countrycherry
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1:42pm Mon 12 Nov 12

YorkshireCherry says...

Noy sure that the previous management were entirely to blame. Thomas was in the team at the end of last season and the start of this. He had lots of chances to prove himself but didn't take them. He admits himself he was missing chances.

The key difference though is that we now have a management team that knows how to manage individuals and who are far more likely to get the best out of every player
Noy sure that the previous management were entirely to blame. Thomas was in the team at the end of last season and the start of this. He had lots of chances to prove himself but didn't take them. He admits himself he was missing chances. The key difference though is that we now have a management team that knows how to manage individuals and who are far more likely to get the best out of every player YorkshireCherry
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1:56pm Mon 12 Nov 12

afcb-mark says...

smhinto wrote:
Dear Alastair 1967
.
Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday.
.
You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning.
.
It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience.
.
Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit.
.
I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday.

Regards
'although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game'.

BBC Sports Match stats.

Doncaster - Bournemouth

Possession 50 - 50
Shots 9 - 10
On target 1 - 4
Corners 1 - 7

That doesn't seem to me to be on the 'back foot' for most of the game and it didn't come across that way on the radio either.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Dear Alastair 1967 . Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday. . You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning. . It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience. . Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit. . I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday. Regards[/p][/quote]'although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game'. BBC Sports Match stats. Doncaster - Bournemouth Possession 50 - 50 Shots 9 - 10 On target 1 - 4 Corners 1 - 7 That doesn't seem to me to be on the 'back foot' for most of the game and it didn't come across that way on the radio either. afcb-mark
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2:38pm Mon 12 Nov 12

nonnogeppetto says...

In my previous life as a university lecturer I came across some very learned and knowledgeable people the common feature was that those with most knowledge and experience showed great humility and understanding. There were those who showed great pretence but knew very little about their subject and they demonstrated their luck of understanding by appearing superior and showing no humility whatsoever. There is a poster on this site that reminds me of the latter type. When people need to blow their own trumpet it usually means that there is no one else prepared to blow it for them indicating a very low ability in their particular field hence watching lower league instead of Premiership games. Read and digest before commenting!!
In my previous life as a university lecturer I came across some very learned and knowledgeable people the common feature was that those with most knowledge and experience showed great humility and understanding. There were those who showed great pretence but knew very little about their subject and they demonstrated their luck of understanding by appearing superior and showing no humility whatsoever. There is a poster on this site that reminds me of the latter type. When people need to blow their own trumpet it usually means that there is no one else prepared to blow it for them indicating a very low ability in their particular field hence watching lower league instead of Premiership games. Read and digest before commenting!! nonnogeppetto
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3:05pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Deejaycee says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
In my previous life as a university lecturer I came across some very learned and knowledgeable people the common feature was that those with most knowledge and experience showed great humility and understanding. There were those who showed great pretence but knew very little about their subject and they demonstrated their luck of understanding by appearing superior and showing no humility whatsoever. There is a poster on this site that reminds me of the latter type. When people need to blow their own trumpet it usually means that there is no one else prepared to blow it for them indicating a very low ability in their particular field hence watching lower league instead of Premiership games. Read and digest before commenting!!
Nice one.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: In my previous life as a university lecturer I came across some very learned and knowledgeable people the common feature was that those with most knowledge and experience showed great humility and understanding. There were those who showed great pretence but knew very little about their subject and they demonstrated their luck of understanding by appearing superior and showing no humility whatsoever. There is a poster on this site that reminds me of the latter type. When people need to blow their own trumpet it usually means that there is no one else prepared to blow it for them indicating a very low ability in their particular field hence watching lower league instead of Premiership games. Read and digest before commenting!![/p][/quote]Nice one. Deejaycee
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3:08pm Mon 12 Nov 12

nonnogeppetto says...

Deejaycee wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
In my previous life as a university lecturer I came across some very learned and knowledgeable people the common feature was that those with most knowledge and experience showed great humility and understanding. There were those who showed great pretence but knew very little about their subject and they demonstrated their luck of understanding by appearing superior and showing no humility whatsoever. There is a poster on this site that reminds me of the latter type. When people need to blow their own trumpet it usually means that there is no one else prepared to blow it for them indicating a very low ability in their particular field hence watching lower league instead of Premiership games. Read and digest before commenting!!
Nice one.
should have checked my spellingthough lack not luck
[quote][p][bold]Deejaycee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: In my previous life as a university lecturer I came across some very learned and knowledgeable people the common feature was that those with most knowledge and experience showed great humility and understanding. There were those who showed great pretence but knew very little about their subject and they demonstrated their luck of understanding by appearing superior and showing no humility whatsoever. There is a poster on this site that reminds me of the latter type. When people need to blow their own trumpet it usually means that there is no one else prepared to blow it for them indicating a very low ability in their particular field hence watching lower league instead of Premiership games. Read and digest before commenting!![/p][/quote]Nice one.[/p][/quote]should have checked my spellingthough lack not luck nonnogeppetto
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3:43pm Mon 12 Nov 12

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

smhinto wrote:
Dear Alastair 1967
.
Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday.
.
You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning.
.
It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience.
.
Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit.
.
I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday.

Regards
Since you have not predicted any results lately, i thought i might be able to help you out. I predict that against Oldham next saturday that one team may wear a different strip to the other team, also should neither team score i am going for a 0-0 draw(possibly). However if one team should score more goals than the other then the score may not necessarily be 0-0 and either team might win. As a side bet i have it on good authority that the game could last at least 90 mins. I hope this inside info may be of assistance to you when you give us the wisdom of your well balanced asessment. It's not easy, this predicting lark is it.???. Regards.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Dear Alastair 1967 . Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday. . You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning. . It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience. . Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit. . I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday. Regards[/p][/quote]Since you have not predicted any results lately, i thought i might be able to help you out. I predict that against Oldham next saturday that one team may wear a different strip to the other team, also should neither team score i am going for a 0-0 draw(possibly). However if one team should score more goals than the other then the score may not necessarily be 0-0 and either team might win. As a side bet i have it on good authority that the game could last at least 90 mins. I hope this inside info may be of assistance to you when you give us the wisdom of your well balanced asessment. It's not easy, this predicting lark is it.???. Regards. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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3:50pm Mon 12 Nov 12

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
In my previous life as a university lecturer I came across some very learned and knowledgeable people the common feature was that those with most knowledge and experience showed great humility and understanding. There were those who showed great pretence but knew very little about their subject and they demonstrated their luck of understanding by appearing superior and showing no humility whatsoever. There is a poster on this site that reminds me of the latter type. When people need to blow their own trumpet it usually means that there is no one else prepared to blow it for them indicating a very low ability in their particular field hence watching lower league instead of Premiership games. Read and digest before commenting!!
That is a bit unfair on cherry farmer isn't it. LOL
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: In my previous life as a university lecturer I came across some very learned and knowledgeable people the common feature was that those with most knowledge and experience showed great humility and understanding. There were those who showed great pretence but knew very little about their subject and they demonstrated their luck of understanding by appearing superior and showing no humility whatsoever. There is a poster on this site that reminds me of the latter type. When people need to blow their own trumpet it usually means that there is no one else prepared to blow it for them indicating a very low ability in their particular field hence watching lower league instead of Premiership games. Read and digest before commenting!![/p][/quote]That is a bit unfair on cherry farmer isn't it. LOL STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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4:05pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Piston_Broke says...

smhinto wrote:
Dear Alastair 1967
.
Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday.
.
You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning.
.
It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience.
.
Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit.
.
I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday.

Regards
Lincolnshire - renowned the world over for the production of top quality cabbage.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Dear Alastair 1967 . Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday. . You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning. . It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience. . Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit. . I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday. Regards[/p][/quote]Lincolnshire - renowned the world over for the production of top quality cabbage. Piston_Broke
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4:09pm Mon 12 Nov 12

peterbond038 says...

we need to keep the squad together& think that the 2 dutch players especially davids will play a big part,no chance of them leaving in january,in any case they are on longish contracts,hughes is back in training,was a bit surprised that zubar wsnt on the bench at doncaster but we won 1-0 so good judgement by eddie although a slight risk element here,we need thomas and fletcher on the bench for sure and tubbs especially at home,think parts is injured& meades on loan at wimbledon,i hope that they have inserted an immediate recall clause in to his loan deal because he is the only recognized left back we have meades apart from daniels himself& he could easily get injured or suspended in the next 2 months? also i hope we havnt cup tied him as wimbledon are playing york tonite in a cup replay,lets hope not....we cant afford to leave a stone unturned if we are going for promotion...
we need to keep the squad together& think that the 2 dutch players especially davids will play a big part,no chance of them leaving in january,in any case they are on longish contracts,hughes is back in training,was a bit surprised that zubar wsnt on the bench at doncaster but we won 1-0 so good judgement by eddie although a slight risk element here,we need thomas and fletcher on the bench for sure and tubbs especially at home,think parts is injured& meades on loan at wimbledon,i hope that they have inserted an immediate recall clause in to his loan deal because he is the only recognized left back we have meades apart from daniels himself& he could easily get injured or suspended in the next 2 months? also i hope we havnt cup tied him as wimbledon are playing york tonite in a cup replay,lets hope not....we cant afford to leave a stone unturned if we are going for promotion... peterbond038
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4:10pm Mon 12 Nov 12

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Piston_Broke wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Dear Alastair 1967
.
Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday.
.
You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning.
.
It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience.
.
Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit.
.
I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday.

Regards
Lincolnshire - renowned the world over for the production of top quality cabbage.
And compost.!!!
[quote][p][bold]Piston_Broke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Dear Alastair 1967 . Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday. . You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning. . It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience. . Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit. . I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday. Regards[/p][/quote]Lincolnshire - renowned the world over for the production of top quality cabbage.[/p][/quote]And compost.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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4:11pm Mon 12 Nov 12

nonnogeppetto says...

Piston_Broke a quote attributed to Mark Twain goes as follows: 'a coliflower is no more than a cabbage which has attended higher education'.

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Careful about inking the two!!!
Piston_Broke a quote attributed to Mark Twain goes as follows: 'a coliflower is no more than a cabbage which has attended higher education'. . . Careful about inking the two!!! nonnogeppetto
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4:19pm Mon 12 Nov 12

peterbond038 says...

francis a key player for us, looks like being out for at least 3 weeks with a hip injury so we must get cover in immediately at right back to rectify this situation as neither of the remaining centre halves can adaquately play at right back,it seems as though eddie howe is going to act upon this-hope so because one weakness in any position can effect the result of any game..
francis a key player for us, looks like being out for at least 3 weeks with a hip injury so we must get cover in immediately at right back to rectify this situation as neither of the remaining centre halves can adaquately play at right back,it seems as though eddie howe is going to act upon this-hope so because one weakness in any position can effect the result of any game.. peterbond038
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4:24pm Mon 12 Nov 12

The Renegade Master says...

If any management team can get the best out of their players it's Eddie & Jason. Hopefully we will witness a true return to form for Wes now after a difficult time earlier in the season under the worst management duo I can ever remember at Dean Court. (Yes Groves & Brooks were even worse than Jimmy Quinn or even the John Benson days in the mid 70's!)
If any management team can get the best out of their players it's Eddie & Jason. Hopefully we will witness a true return to form for Wes now after a difficult time earlier in the season under the worst management duo I can ever remember at Dean Court. (Yes Groves & Brooks were even worse than Jimmy Quinn or even the John Benson days in the mid 70's!) The Renegade Master
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4:25pm Mon 12 Nov 12

pompeynor says...

Wes Thomas was our best player before his loan deal expired. I looked into the matches with and without him yesterday and the results are quite amazing.

Without Thomas: 6 out of 33 possible points + one loss and one draw (2-2 against Bournemouth) in the cup

With Thomas: 13 out of 18 possible points + one loss in the cup

There is no doubt that Thomas was important for our team, but more it's more interesting to see how important he was for our top goalscorer Izale McLeod.

Thomas ended up playing seven games for Portsmouth. In all of them he was playing with McLeod up front. During these seven games McLeod scored six goals.

McLeod has played 11 matches with another striker by his side. In these 11 matches he has just scored three goals.

There's absolutely no doubt that this diamond of a player was Portsmouth's most important player and I would love to bring him back. Therefore it's quite sad that he wants to stay at Bournemouth and that Eddie Howe doesn't want to lend him back to Pompey.

I hope he gets to play for you guys. He's been fantastic so far.
Wes Thomas was our best player before his loan deal expired. I looked into the matches with and without him yesterday and the results are quite amazing. Without Thomas: 6 out of 33 possible points + one loss and one draw (2-2 against Bournemouth) in the cup With Thomas: 13 out of 18 possible points + one loss in the cup There is no doubt that Thomas was important for our team, but more it's more interesting to see how important he was for our top goalscorer Izale McLeod. Thomas ended up playing seven games for Portsmouth. In all of them he was playing with McLeod up front. During these seven games McLeod scored six goals. McLeod has played 11 matches with another striker by his side. In these 11 matches he has just scored three goals. There's absolutely no doubt that this diamond of a player was Portsmouth's most important player and I would love to bring him back. Therefore it's quite sad that he wants to stay at Bournemouth and that Eddie Howe doesn't want to lend him back to Pompey. I hope he gets to play for you guys. He's been fantastic so far. pompeynor
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4:51pm Mon 12 Nov 12

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

pompeynor wrote:
Wes Thomas was our best player before his loan deal expired. I looked into the matches with and without him yesterday and the results are quite amazing.

Without Thomas: 6 out of 33 possible points + one loss and one draw (2-2 against Bournemouth) in the cup

With Thomas: 13 out of 18 possible points + one loss in the cup

There is no doubt that Thomas was important for our team, but more it's more interesting to see how important he was for our top goalscorer Izale McLeod.

Thomas ended up playing seven games for Portsmouth. In all of them he was playing with McLeod up front. During these seven games McLeod scored six goals.

McLeod has played 11 matches with another striker by his side. In these 11 matches he has just scored three goals.

There's absolutely no doubt that this diamond of a player was Portsmouth's most important player and I would love to bring him back. Therefore it's quite sad that he wants to stay at Bournemouth and that Eddie Howe doesn't want to lend him back to Pompey.

I hope he gets to play for you guys. He's been fantastic so far.
With all due respect to Pompey mate, there is a lot more competition for places at Dean court so Wes will have to work extremely hard to get back into this team. For the record without Thomas in starting line-up (7 games) we gained 16 points from possible 18 and progressed in the cup, scoring 19 goals in the process. Eddie Howe has no beef with Pompey, just wants to do what is right by AFCB.
[quote][p][bold]pompeynor[/bold] wrote: Wes Thomas was our best player before his loan deal expired. I looked into the matches with and without him yesterday and the results are quite amazing. Without Thomas: 6 out of 33 possible points + one loss and one draw (2-2 against Bournemouth) in the cup With Thomas: 13 out of 18 possible points + one loss in the cup There is no doubt that Thomas was important for our team, but more it's more interesting to see how important he was for our top goalscorer Izale McLeod. Thomas ended up playing seven games for Portsmouth. In all of them he was playing with McLeod up front. During these seven games McLeod scored six goals. McLeod has played 11 matches with another striker by his side. In these 11 matches he has just scored three goals. There's absolutely no doubt that this diamond of a player was Portsmouth's most important player and I would love to bring him back. Therefore it's quite sad that he wants to stay at Bournemouth and that Eddie Howe doesn't want to lend him back to Pompey. I hope he gets to play for you guys. He's been fantastic so far.[/p][/quote]With all due respect to Pompey mate, there is a lot more competition for places at Dean court so Wes will have to work extremely hard to get back into this team. For the record without Thomas in starting line-up (7 games) we gained 16 points from possible 18 and progressed in the cup, scoring 19 goals in the process. Eddie Howe has no beef with Pompey, just wants to do what is right by AFCB. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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4:53pm Mon 12 Nov 12

golfer33 says...

afcb-mark wrote:
smhinto wrote: Dear Alastair 1967 . Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday. . You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning. . It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience. . Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit. . I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday. Regards
'although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game'. BBC Sports Match stats. Doncaster - Bournemouth Possession 50 - 50 Shots 9 - 10 On target 1 - 4 Corners 1 - 7 That doesn't seem to me to be on the 'back foot' for most of the game and it didn't come across that way on the radio either.
I quote from Eddie Howe after the match
“We have been free-scoring and free-flowing and some of the football we have played at times has been excellent.

“But today was probably the first time where we have really had to batten down the hatches, in the second half, and we had to really compete, stop crosses, defend crosses and defend their long throws and set-plays. We did all that, we blocked holes and we made it difficult for Doncaster.

“I looked through their team before the game and I think every one of their players has played in the Championship so we knew it was going to be a really good test. They are a really experienced side with a lot of players who have been there at a higher level and performed really well.
“I thought their experience showed, in terms of them controlling possession, but we did show a really resilient side and that pleased me more than anything.”

guess Eddie thought so as well. a tough match with few chances to either side with Doncaster on top for much of the match, apart for the first 10 mins.
[quote][p][bold]afcb-mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Dear Alastair 1967 . Yes you are right in that you will not likely to hear from me until Monday. . You were also right as I was compiling my report on the York v Wimbledon game last night and earlier this morning. . It was nice to visit the people at York City F.C. as I used to be employed by them when Alan Little was the manager there. A few of the staff are still there. A little light lunch in the City before hand was a pleasurable experience. . Yes an excellent performance and result from AFCB yesterday, I am well pleased, although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game, but that was only to be expected when playing away to he likes of Doncaster who are a strong outfit. . I noticed the personal swipe from Mr Nonogepetto who stated that he did not care weather I posted or not. That is not surprising as he very rarely read or indeed fully understood my posts anyway and often took me out of context. I do hope he enjoyed his holiday. Regards[/p][/quote]'although it seems that we were on the back foot for most of the game'. BBC Sports Match stats. Doncaster - Bournemouth Possession 50 - 50 Shots 9 - 10 On target 1 - 4 Corners 1 - 7 That doesn't seem to me to be on the 'back foot' for most of the game and it didn't come across that way on the radio either.[/p][/quote]I quote from Eddie Howe after the match “We have been free-scoring and free-flowing and some of the football we have played at times has been excellent. “But today was probably the first time where we have really had to batten down the hatches, in the second half, and we had to really compete, stop crosses, defend crosses and defend their long throws and set-plays. We did all that, we blocked holes and we made it difficult for Doncaster. “I looked through their team before the game and I think every one of their players has played in the Championship so we knew it was going to be a really good test. They are a really experienced side with a lot of players who have been there at a higher level and performed really well. “I thought their experience showed, in terms of them controlling possession, but we did show a really resilient side and that pleased me more than anything.” guess Eddie thought so as well. a tough match with few chances to either side with Doncaster on top for much of the match, apart for the first 10 mins. golfer33
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5:06pm Mon 12 Nov 12

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

pompeynor wrote:
Wes Thomas was our best player before his loan deal expired. I looked into the matches with and without him yesterday and the results are quite amazing.

Without Thomas: 6 out of 33 possible points + one loss and one draw (2-2 against Bournemouth) in the cup

With Thomas: 13 out of 18 possible points + one loss in the cup

There is no doubt that Thomas was important for our team, but more it's more interesting to see how important he was for our top goalscorer Izale McLeod.

Thomas ended up playing seven games for Portsmouth. In all of them he was playing with McLeod up front. During these seven games McLeod scored six goals.

McLeod has played 11 matches with another striker by his side. In these 11 matches he has just scored three goals.

There's absolutely no doubt that this diamond of a player was Portsmouth's most important player and I would love to bring him back. Therefore it's quite sad that he wants to stay at Bournemouth and that Eddie Howe doesn't want to lend him back to Pompey.

I hope he gets to play for you guys. He's been fantastic so far.
Forgot to mention, we do have a brilliant managment duo(tee-hee) that you can have on loan for as long as you like. Both have Pompey connections so should fit in well. Just ask for Dumb & Dumber.
[quote][p][bold]pompeynor[/bold] wrote: Wes Thomas was our best player before his loan deal expired. I looked into the matches with and without him yesterday and the results are quite amazing. Without Thomas: 6 out of 33 possible points + one loss and one draw (2-2 against Bournemouth) in the cup With Thomas: 13 out of 18 possible points + one loss in the cup There is no doubt that Thomas was important for our team, but more it's more interesting to see how important he was for our top goalscorer Izale McLeod. Thomas ended up playing seven games for Portsmouth. In all of them he was playing with McLeod up front. During these seven games McLeod scored six goals. McLeod has played 11 matches with another striker by his side. In these 11 matches he has just scored three goals. There's absolutely no doubt that this diamond of a player was Portsmouth's most important player and I would love to bring him back. Therefore it's quite sad that he wants to stay at Bournemouth and that Eddie Howe doesn't want to lend him back to Pompey. I hope he gets to play for you guys. He's been fantastic so far.[/p][/quote]Forgot to mention, we do have a brilliant managment duo(tee-hee) that you can have on loan for as long as you like. Both have Pompey connections so should fit in well. Just ask for Dumb & Dumber. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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5:33pm Mon 12 Nov 12

oxoncherry2 says...

We all know how shrewd EH is in the loan market. If we need a defender to help the team, EH will find the right man.
We all know how shrewd EH is in the loan market. If we need a defender to help the team, EH will find the right man. oxoncherry2
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6:17pm Mon 12 Nov 12

nonnogeppetto says...

Alasdair1967 See what you have done!!!

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I am glad that there are more sensible posters on here who focus on football matters. UTCIAD
Alasdair1967 See what you have done!!! . I am glad that there are more sensible posters on here who focus on football matters. UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
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7:57pm Mon 12 Nov 12

peterbond038 says...

we definitely need a permanant cover right back,and meades back fairly soon to cover the left flank position after he has played a few games on loan
we definitely need a permanant cover right back,and meades back fairly soon to cover the left flank position after he has played a few games on loan peterbond038
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7:57pm Mon 12 Nov 12

peterbond038 says...

we definitely need a permanant cover right back,and meades back fairly soon to cover the left flank position after he has played a few games on loan
we definitely need a permanant cover right back,and meades back fairly soon to cover the left flank position after he has played a few games on loan peterbond038
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