Cherries: Howe set to mix things up over Christmas

BOSS Eddie Howe has revealed that he intends to rotate his squad in a bid to keep Cherries’ promotion bid on track over the gruelling festive period.

The Cherries manager is vowing to hand a chance to some of his fringe players as he aims to maintain his team’s fine form in the weeks ahead.

Cherries will today face Crewe at Gresty Road in the first in a series of five potentially crucial matches in the space of a hectic 15 days.

Howe has around 22 senior players to select from as Cherries look to safely negotiate their way through a testing schedule.

And he is promising to ensure he keeps his men in peak condition as they attempt to stretch their 13-match unbeaten run.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “I think it is difficult for the players.

“Just purely from a physical perspective, it is a tough schedule. You get very little rest and recovery in between games.

“We are certainly going to need the squad in the coming weeks – there is no doubt about that.

“It will be a good chance for the people who haven’t had a lot of football to come in.

“We have also done a lot of travelling lately and we go to Crewe today, which is a long journey, so that doesn’t particularly help us.

“But it is nice to be at home on the 26th and 29th. I think they are going to be pivotal games for us in this run.

“If you can get your home form right, it makes the away games slightly easier.”

After facing Crewe, Cherries have back-to-back home matches when Yeovil Town and Crawley visit Dean Court on Boxing Day and December 29.

Those games will be followed by a tough trip to promotion rivals Brentford on New Year’s Day, before the FA Cup third round tie at Wigan.

Howe says he will ensure his players get as much recuperation as possible and says they will not be overworked on the training field.

He added: “You can’t work the players as hard as you would like to between games. At this stage of the year, it is really just a case of rest and recovery.

“You would like to think that the fitness work you have put in place during pre-season and the early parts of the season would then come to the fore for you.

“It will be very much a case of having to tailor the training to the games and make sure that the lads are fresh enough to play and perform when needed.”

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7:13am Sat 22 Dec 12

Mike Oxbig says...

I predict that we will lose today and on New Years Day, but will win the two home games. Not bothered about Wigan.....
I predict that we will lose today and on New Years Day, but will win the two home games. Not bothered about Wigan..... Mike Oxbig
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7:35am Sat 22 Dec 12

pokesdown1 says...

When is this 0-0 draw appearing?

Gotta be soon fans.

This is the ideal spot to be in...6 points from the lead.
When is this 0-0 draw appearing? Gotta be soon fans. This is the ideal spot to be in...6 points from the lead. pokesdown1
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7:38am Sat 22 Dec 12

alasdair1967 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
I predict that we will lose today and on New Years Day, but will win the two home games. Not bothered about Wigan.....
Crickey have you been socialising with our friend shim into ,yes I think we are due to come down to earth with a bump,and yes Crewe are a strong side so who knows maybe your prediction will be right today, hope its not would be very nice to go into boxing days game as a team in the playoffs have asked Santa for 12 points and an automatic promotion slot by the end of the festive fixtures,as for Wigan I think we can beat them !
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: I predict that we will lose today and on New Years Day, but will win the two home games. Not bothered about Wigan.....[/p][/quote]Crickey have you been socialising with our friend shim into ,yes I think we are due to come down to earth with a bump,and yes Crewe are a strong side so who knows maybe your prediction will be right today, hope its not would be very nice to go into boxing days game as a team in the playoffs have asked Santa for 12 points and an automatic promotion slot by the end of the festive fixtures,as for Wigan I think we can beat them ! alasdair1967
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8:51am Sat 22 Dec 12

nonnogeppetto says...

2-0 to us today. If not it will a..... nop I will not go there!!!

Good luck to the lads and all the supporters travelling to the game keep safe and shout louder for us fogies who have to stay at home. UTCIAD
2-0 to us today. If not it will a..... nop I will not go there!!! Good luck to the lads and all the supporters travelling to the game keep safe and shout louder for us fogies who have to stay at home. UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
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9:11am Sat 22 Dec 12

lambertt says...

Nearest thing to a home game for me today. Expecting a tough contest...maybe 1-1.
Nearest thing to a home game for me today. Expecting a tough contest...maybe 1-1. lambertt
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9:17am Sat 22 Dec 12

andyjb10 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
I predict that we will lose today and on New Years Day, but will win the two home games. Not bothered about Wigan.....
I do love a positive thinker.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: I predict that we will lose today and on New Years Day, but will win the two home games. Not bothered about Wigan.....[/p][/quote]I do love a positive thinker. andyjb10
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9:19am Sat 22 Dec 12

atha says...

He was upset when the world didn't end yesterday!
He was upset when the world didn't end yesterday! atha
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9:36am Sat 22 Dec 12

Square Old Codger says...

The weather conditions today will , if the game is played, make it a lottery, driving rain and a heavy pitch aren't conducive to good football and these are likely to be the conditions that all but one of the Christmas period games will be played in Players too will be tired and this is where our large squad wil come into it's own. We will need some luck to keep the run going and we could well lose a match or two. But there's a long way to go and many more matches to be played.. .
The weather conditions today will , if the game is played, make it a lottery, driving rain and a heavy pitch aren't conducive to good football and these are likely to be the conditions that all but one of the Christmas period games will be played in Players too will be tired and this is where our large squad wil come into it's own. We will need some luck to keep the run going and we could well lose a match or two. But there's a long way to go and many more matches to be played.. . Square Old Codger
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10:10am Sat 22 Dec 12

devon fan says...

there are a lot of matches to be played, and it is good to use the squad, but please Eddie do not tinker for the sake of it, I have never subscribed to the theory of players being too tired to play two matches in a week, if a fit young man cannot play two matches then there has to be something wrong with him, but the Christmas period is a time when a lot of matches are played in 8 days, so in is inevitable that some players may need nursing along
there are a lot of matches to be played, and it is good to use the squad, but please Eddie do not tinker for the sake of it, I have never subscribed to the theory of players being too tired to play two matches in a week, if a fit young man cannot play two matches then there has to be something wrong with him, but the Christmas period is a time when a lot of matches are played in 8 days, so in is inevitable that some players may need nursing along devon fan
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10:26am Sat 22 Dec 12

abc100 says...

Pitch inspection at 11am
Pitch inspection at 11am abc100
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10:36am Sat 22 Dec 12

The Renegade Master says...

With the forecast as it is I think there's a very good chance today's game will be off. However, if it is played the conditions will be a leveller and the winner will be who wants it the most. Crewe are a good side and a win today would be a fantastic result but I'd be happy with a draw.
UTCIAD!
With the forecast as it is I think there's a very good chance today's game will be off. However, if it is played the conditions will be a leveller and the winner will be who wants it the most. Crewe are a good side and a win today would be a fantastic result but I'd be happy with a draw. UTCIAD! The Renegade Master
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11:16am Sat 22 Dec 12

big_afcb_fan says...

Got to feel sorry for the fans that have travelled up if the match is called off, but players safety has to come first.
Got to feel sorry for the fans that have travelled up if the match is called off, but players safety has to come first. big_afcb_fan
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12:29pm Sat 22 Dec 12

djd says...

Match called off, AFCB v Crewe.
Match called off, AFCB v Crewe. djd
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12:31pm Sat 22 Dec 12

smhinto says...

Dear Mr Cherryfarmer

It matters not who Moseley is on loan to weather it be Plymouth, Aldershot or Dingley Dale Village Eleven. Or weather his name is spelt Moseley or Mosley or any other combination of letters.
.
The fact remains that his loan spell should not have been extended in my view, especially with all the fixtures coming up and the fact that he could or maybe fill MacDonalds position of sitting in front of the back four. This in indeed a footballing issue.
.
In view of this I believe it is YOUR knowledge of football that my be called into question and not mine as I believe that I have raised a valid point i.e his loan extention and not quibbling my error about the club where he is on loan at or the
mis-spelling of his name.
.
I am sure that there are some posters on here who do in fact possess a footballing ethos and who can actually see the point I am trying to make.
.
It seems to me that if your brain was made of elastc it would not stretch the width of a pidgeons skull.
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Unfortunately due to MacDonalds injury and the fact thjat we are playing away to a form side I unfortunately believe that will will lose today by a goal to nil. Naturally of course I do hope that I am proved wrong.
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Probably the best scenario for today would be for the game to be called off.
.
Regards
Dear Mr Cherryfarmer It matters not who Moseley is on loan to weather it be Plymouth, Aldershot or Dingley Dale Village Eleven. Or weather his name is spelt Moseley or Mosley or any other combination of letters. . The fact remains that his loan spell should not have been extended in my view, especially with all the fixtures coming up and the fact that he could or maybe fill MacDonalds position of sitting in front of the back four. This in indeed a footballing issue. . In view of this I believe it is YOUR knowledge of football that my be called into question and not mine as I believe that I have raised a valid point i.e his loan extention and not quibbling my error about the club where he is on loan at or the mis-spelling of his name. . I am sure that there are some posters on here who do in fact possess a footballing ethos and who can actually see the point I am trying to make. . It seems to me that if your brain was made of elastc it would not stretch the width of a pidgeons skull. . Unfortunately due to MacDonalds injury and the fact thjat we are playing away to a form side I unfortunately believe that will will lose today by a goal to nil. Naturally of course I do hope that I am proved wrong. . Probably the best scenario for today would be for the game to be called off. . Regards smhinto
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12:35pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Piston_Broke says...

smhinto wrote:
Dear Mr Cherryfarmer

It matters not who Moseley is on loan to weather it be Plymouth, Aldershot or Dingley Dale Village Eleven. Or weather his name is spelt Moseley or Mosley or any other combination of letters.
.
The fact remains that his loan spell should not have been extended in my view, especially with all the fixtures coming up and the fact that he could or maybe fill MacDonalds position of sitting in front of the back four. This in indeed a footballing issue.
.
In view of this I believe it is YOUR knowledge of football that my be called into question and not mine as I believe that I have raised a valid point i.e his loan extention and not quibbling my error about the club where he is on loan at or the
mis-spelling of his name.
.
I am sure that there are some posters on here who do in fact possess a footballing ethos and who can actually see the point I am trying to make.
.
It seems to me that if your brain was made of elastc it would not stretch the width of a pidgeons skull.
.
Unfortunately due to MacDonalds injury and the fact thjat we are playing away to a form side I unfortunately believe that will will lose today by a goal to nil. Naturally of course I do hope that I am proved wrong.
.
Probably the best scenario for today would be for the game to be called off.
.
Regards
Mark Molesley.
There, not too difficult, was it.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Dear Mr Cherryfarmer It matters not who Moseley is on loan to weather it be Plymouth, Aldershot or Dingley Dale Village Eleven. Or weather his name is spelt Moseley or Mosley or any other combination of letters. . The fact remains that his loan spell should not have been extended in my view, especially with all the fixtures coming up and the fact that he could or maybe fill MacDonalds position of sitting in front of the back four. This in indeed a footballing issue. . In view of this I believe it is YOUR knowledge of football that my be called into question and not mine as I believe that I have raised a valid point i.e his loan extention and not quibbling my error about the club where he is on loan at or the mis-spelling of his name. . I am sure that there are some posters on here who do in fact possess a footballing ethos and who can actually see the point I am trying to make. . It seems to me that if your brain was made of elastc it would not stretch the width of a pidgeons skull. . Unfortunately due to MacDonalds injury and the fact thjat we are playing away to a form side I unfortunately believe that will will lose today by a goal to nil. Naturally of course I do hope that I am proved wrong. . Probably the best scenario for today would be for the game to be called off. . Regards[/p][/quote]Mark Molesley. There, not too difficult, was it. Piston_Broke
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12:39pm Sat 22 Dec 12

smhinto says...

Game off due to water logged pitch according to BBC WEBSIGHT
Game off due to water logged pitch according to BBC WEBSIGHT smhinto
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12:43pm Sat 22 Dec 12

worried to death says...

smhinto wrote:
Game off due to water logged pitch according to BBC WEBSIGHT
You're a newspaper reporter and that is how you spell website haha
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Game off due to water logged pitch according to BBC WEBSIGHT[/p][/quote]You're a newspaper reporter and that is how you spell website haha worried to death
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12:48pm Sat 22 Dec 12

smhinto says...

worried to death wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Game off due to water logged pitch according to BBC WEBSIGHT
You're a newspaper reporter and that is how you spell website haha
Yes - A fair one and a fair cop !!!
[quote][p][bold]worried to death[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Game off due to water logged pitch according to BBC WEBSIGHT[/p][/quote]You're a newspaper reporter and that is how you spell website haha[/p][/quote]Yes - A fair one and a fair cop !!! smhinto
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1:40pm Sat 22 Dec 12

big_afcb_fan says...

Websight pmsl
Websight pmsl big_afcb_fan
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2:04pm Sat 22 Dec 12

CherryFarmer says...

smhinto wrote:
Dear Mr Cherryfarmer

It matters not who Moseley is on loan to weather it be Plymouth, Aldershot or Dingley Dale Village Eleven. Or weather his name is spelt Moseley or Mosley or any other combination of letters.
.
The fact remains that his loan spell should not have been extended in my view, especially with all the fixtures coming up and the fact that he could or maybe fill MacDonalds position of sitting in front of the back four. This in indeed a footballing issue.
.
In view of this I believe it is YOUR knowledge of football that my be called into question and not mine as I believe that I have raised a valid point i.e his loan extention and not quibbling my error about the club where he is on loan at or the
mis-spelling of his name.
.
I am sure that there are some posters on here who do in fact possess a footballing ethos and who can actually see the point I am trying to make.
.
It seems to me that if your brain was made of elastc it would not stretch the width of a pidgeons skull.
.
Unfortunately due to MacDonalds injury and the fact thjat we are playing away to a form side I unfortunately believe that will will lose today by a goal to nil. Naturally of course I do hope that I am proved wrong.
.
Probably the best scenario for today would be for the game to be called off.
.
Regards
Dear Mr smhinto,
There is no way that Mark Molesley or the player you call Moseley or Mosley would be the first choice, second choice or even third choice to replace MacDonald....so the decision to extend his loan at Plymouth is the correct decision in my mind. He was sent on loan to get playing time so why bring him back to watch games from the stand????? I am sure there is a clause that says he can be recalled from loan at any given time, should we have an injury crisis.
Have you been pulling your crackers early.....usually they have jokes inside, but it seems, typically yours have insults. Add this one to your list then.....if your brain was made of putty you wouldn't have enough to stop your windows blowing out.
Regards
PS Hope you get a spellchecker with your football annual on Tuesday!!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Dear Mr Cherryfarmer It matters not who Moseley is on loan to weather it be Plymouth, Aldershot or Dingley Dale Village Eleven. Or weather his name is spelt Moseley or Mosley or any other combination of letters. . The fact remains that his loan spell should not have been extended in my view, especially with all the fixtures coming up and the fact that he could or maybe fill MacDonalds position of sitting in front of the back four. This in indeed a footballing issue. . In view of this I believe it is YOUR knowledge of football that my be called into question and not mine as I believe that I have raised a valid point i.e his loan extention and not quibbling my error about the club where he is on loan at or the mis-spelling of his name. . I am sure that there are some posters on here who do in fact possess a footballing ethos and who can actually see the point I am trying to make. . It seems to me that if your brain was made of elastc it would not stretch the width of a pidgeons skull. . Unfortunately due to MacDonalds injury and the fact thjat we are playing away to a form side I unfortunately believe that will will lose today by a goal to nil. Naturally of course I do hope that I am proved wrong. . Probably the best scenario for today would be for the game to be called off. . Regards[/p][/quote]Dear Mr smhinto, There is no way that Mark Molesley or the player you call Moseley or Mosley would be the first choice, second choice or even third choice to replace MacDonald....so the decision to extend his loan at Plymouth is the correct decision in my mind. He was sent on loan to get playing time so why bring him back to watch games from the stand????? I am sure there is a clause that says he can be recalled from loan at any given time, should we have an injury crisis. Have you been pulling your crackers early.....usually they have jokes inside, but it seems, typically yours have insults. Add this one to your list then.....if your brain was made of putty you wouldn't have enough to stop your windows blowing out. Regards PS Hope you get a spellchecker with your football annual on Tuesday!!! CherryFarmer
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3:05pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Deejaycee says...

smhinto wrote:
worried to death wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Game off due to water logged pitch according to BBC WEBSIGHT
You're a newspaper reporter and that is how you spell website haha
Yes - A fair one and a fair cop !!!
Not to put to fine a point on it, It's "whether, not weather"
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]worried to death[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Game off due to water logged pitch according to BBC WEBSIGHT[/p][/quote]You're a newspaper reporter and that is how you spell website haha[/p][/quote]Yes - A fair one and a fair cop !!![/p][/quote]Not to put to fine a point on it, It's "whether, not weather" Deejaycee
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3:26pm Sat 22 Dec 12

nonnogeppetto says...

Happy Christmas to all fellow posters, to those who are good at spelling as well as to those who are not. Have fun and be merry.UTCIAD
Happy Christmas to all fellow posters, to those who are good at spelling as well as to those who are not. Have fun and be merry.UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
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5:29pm Sat 22 Dec 12

bluewhiteandred says...

Hello cherries fans Eddie howe has made your xmas i think you will make it to championship the Saints fans think theirs only 3 clubs in south what morons saints fans are one of their fans posted this on soton echo below please put them right read on

Er proper big like pmuff? consider all your fantastic trophies won before most of our parents were born and you should have had consistantly bigger crowds for 50 years...you have not...there are two well supported sides in the south..BHA fc and SOUTHAMPTON FC... Until they lost the Goldstone Portsmuff were the third biggest team in the South... And the same applies now so....Sodoff.painful the truth aint it! i remember our last trophy vividly, do u?Yep. It put you on the road to bankruptcy.120 million for the FA cup...whoever your accountants 'were' you should have a word....no ground, no academy, absolute 5hithouse area...and all you have to show for 120 MIll..is an FA cup...well done you.120 mill = 1 cup pompey. 120 years = 1 cup stains.



Good news stuart robinson has made a deal for land around Fratton Park the plan is still on track . second

Good news SUNDERLAND won and ruined your xmas relegation still on !

MY POST pompey fan !
The order of things next season
Bournemouth will be top dog in championship with both SAINTS and Seagulls struggling in championship both clubs non achievers.
Portsmouth although honours beat all three clubs above we will be back !”
Hello cherries fans Eddie howe has made your xmas i think you will make it to championship the Saints fans think theirs only 3 clubs in south what morons saints fans are one of their fans posted this on soton echo below please put them right read on Er proper big like pmuff? consider all your fantastic trophies won before most of our parents were born and you should have had consistantly bigger crowds for 50 years...you have not...there are two well supported sides in the south..BHA fc and SOUTHAMPTON FC... Until they lost the Goldstone Portsmuff were the third biggest team in the South... And the same applies now so....Sodoff.painful the truth aint it! i remember our last trophy vividly, do u?Yep. It put you on the road to bankruptcy.120 million for the FA cup...whoever your accountants 'were' you should have a word....no ground, no academy, absolute 5hithouse area...and all you have to show for 120 MIll..is an FA cup...well done you.120 mill = 1 cup pompey. 120 years = 1 cup stains. Good news stuart robinson has made a deal for land around Fratton Park the plan is still on track . second Good news SUNDERLAND won and ruined your xmas relegation still on ! MY POST pompey fan ! The order of things next season Bournemouth will be top dog in championship with both SAINTS and Seagulls struggling in championship both clubs non achievers. Portsmouth although honours beat all three clubs above we will be back !” bluewhiteandred
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5:10am Sun 23 Dec 12

Dont have short memorys says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
Hello cherries fans Eddie howe has made your xmas i think you will make it to championship the Saints fans think theirs only 3 clubs in south what morons saints fans are one of their fans posted this on soton echo below please put them right read on Er proper big like pmuff? consider all your fantastic trophies won before most of our parents were born and you should have had consistantly bigger crowds for 50 years...you have not...there are two well supported sides in the south..BHA fc and SOUTHAMPTON FC... Until they lost the Goldstone Portsmuff were the third biggest team in the South... And the same applies now so....Sodoff.painful the truth aint it! i remember our last trophy vividly, do u?Yep. It put you on the road to bankruptcy.120 million for the FA cup...whoever your accountants 'were' you should have a word....no ground, no academy, absolute 5hithouse area...and all you have to show for 120 MIll..is an FA cup...well done you.120 mill = 1 cup pompey. 120 years = 1 cup stains. Good news stuart robinson has made a deal for land around Fratton Park the plan is still on track . second Good news SUNDERLAND won and ruined your xmas relegation still on ! MY POST pompey fan ! The order of things next season Bournemouth will be top dog in championship with both SAINTS and Seagulls struggling in championship both clubs non achievers. Portsmouth although honours beat all three clubs above we will be back !”
As I have said many times before most of us want Pompey to survive and I am sure they will. Why people have to resort to slagging each others Teams off is beyond me I wouldnt let it bother you It would appear that some do have short memories Scum have come close to the wire financially as have Brighton us and now Portsmouth Pompey helped us out big time with Loan players to help keep us going when Redknapp was there
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Hello cherries fans Eddie howe has made your xmas i think you will make it to championship the Saints fans think theirs only 3 clubs in south what morons saints fans are one of their fans posted this on soton echo below please put them right read on Er proper big like pmuff? consider all your fantastic trophies won before most of our parents were born and you should have had consistantly bigger crowds for 50 years...you have not...there are two well supported sides in the south..BHA fc and SOUTHAMPTON FC... Until they lost the Goldstone Portsmuff were the third biggest team in the South... And the same applies now so....Sodoff.painful the truth aint it! i remember our last trophy vividly, do u?Yep. It put you on the road to bankruptcy.120 million for the FA cup...whoever your accountants 'were' you should have a word....no ground, no academy, absolute 5hithouse area...and all you have to show for 120 MIll..is an FA cup...well done you.120 mill = 1 cup pompey. 120 years = 1 cup stains. Good news stuart robinson has made a deal for land around Fratton Park the plan is still on track . second Good news SUNDERLAND won and ruined your xmas relegation still on ! MY POST pompey fan ! The order of things next season Bournemouth will be top dog in championship with both SAINTS and Seagulls struggling in championship both clubs non achievers. Portsmouth although honours beat all three clubs above we will be back !”[/p][/quote]As I have said many times before most of us want Pompey to survive and I am sure they will. Why people have to resort to slagging each others Teams off is beyond me I wouldnt let it bother you It would appear that some do have short memories Scum have come close to the wire financially as have Brighton us and now Portsmouth Pompey helped us out big time with Loan players to help keep us going when Redknapp was there Dont have short memorys
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10:45am Sun 23 Dec 12

Square Old Codger says...

Dont have short memorys wrote:
bluewhiteandred wrote: Hello cherries fans Eddie howe has made your xmas i think you will make it to championship the Saints fans think theirs only 3 clubs in south what morons saints fans are one of their fans posted this on soton echo below please put them right read on Er proper big like pmuff? consider all your fantastic trophies won before most of our parents were born and you should have had consistantly bigger crowds for 50 years...you have not...there are two well supported sides in the south..BHA fc and SOUTHAMPTON FC... Until they lost the Goldstone Portsmuff were the third biggest team in the South... And the same applies now so....Sodoff.painful the truth aint it! i remember our last trophy vividly, do u?Yep. It put you on the road to bankruptcy.120 million for the FA cup...whoever your accountants 'were' you should have a word....no ground, no academy, absolute 5hithouse area...and all you have to show for 120 MIll..is an FA cup...well done you.120 mill = 1 cup pompey. 120 years = 1 cup stains. Good news stuart robinson has made a deal for land around Fratton Park the plan is still on track . second Good news SUNDERLAND won and ruined your xmas relegation still on ! MY POST pompey fan ! The order of things next season Bournemouth will be top dog in championship with both SAINTS and Seagulls struggling in championship both clubs non achievers. Portsmouth although honours beat all three clubs above we will be back !”
As I have said many times before most of us want Pompey to survive and I am sure they will. Why people have to resort to slagging each others Teams off is beyond me I wouldnt let it bother you It would appear that some do have short memories Scum have come close to the wire financially as have Brighton us and now Portsmouth Pompey helped us out big time with Loan players to help keep us going when Redknapp was there
Not a lot of Christmas spirit amongst some football supporters, it seems. Personally I like to see all the South Coast Clubs do well, except when they play us of course. I hope Portsmouth survive and prosper, that the Saints manage to stay up and Brighton continue to progress. All of the South Coast Clubs have been through very hard times in recent years and any one of us could have gone out of business. But we are all still here, so be thankful and enjoy supporting your Club - it is after all supposed to be the Season of Good Will to all Mankind, after all. A very Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone, regardless of the team they support.
[quote][p][bold]Dont have short memorys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: Hello cherries fans Eddie howe has made your xmas i think you will make it to championship the Saints fans think theirs only 3 clubs in south what morons saints fans are one of their fans posted this on soton echo below please put them right read on Er proper big like pmuff? consider all your fantastic trophies won before most of our parents were born and you should have had consistantly bigger crowds for 50 years...you have not...there are two well supported sides in the south..BHA fc and SOUTHAMPTON FC... Until they lost the Goldstone Portsmuff were the third biggest team in the South... And the same applies now so....Sodoff.painful the truth aint it! i remember our last trophy vividly, do u?Yep. It put you on the road to bankruptcy.120 million for the FA cup...whoever your accountants 'were' you should have a word....no ground, no academy, absolute 5hithouse area...and all you have to show for 120 MIll..is an FA cup...well done you.120 mill = 1 cup pompey. 120 years = 1 cup stains. Good news stuart robinson has made a deal for land around Fratton Park the plan is still on track . second Good news SUNDERLAND won and ruined your xmas relegation still on ! MY POST pompey fan ! The order of things next season Bournemouth will be top dog in championship with both SAINTS and Seagulls struggling in championship both clubs non achievers. Portsmouth although honours beat all three clubs above we will be back !”[/p][/quote]As I have said many times before most of us want Pompey to survive and I am sure they will. Why people have to resort to slagging each others Teams off is beyond me I wouldnt let it bother you It would appear that some do have short memories Scum have come close to the wire financially as have Brighton us and now Portsmouth Pompey helped us out big time with Loan players to help keep us going when Redknapp was there[/p][/quote]Not a lot of Christmas spirit amongst some football supporters, it seems. Personally I like to see all the South Coast Clubs do well, except when they play us of course. I hope Portsmouth survive and prosper, that the Saints manage to stay up and Brighton continue to progress. All of the South Coast Clubs have been through very hard times in recent years and any one of us could have gone out of business. But we are all still here, so be thankful and enjoy supporting your Club - it is after all supposed to be the Season of Good Will to all Mankind, after all. A very Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone, regardless of the team they support. Square Old Codger
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11:17am Sun 23 Dec 12

Local fan says...

Playing on a very wet pitch yesterday would have been a lottery. So despite the wasted journey I hope the weather did us a favour! Can't wait for the next few matches, we are in exciting times! UTCIAD! Happy Christmas everyone!
Playing on a very wet pitch yesterday would have been a lottery. So despite the wasted journey I hope the weather did us a favour! Can't wait for the next few matches, we are in exciting times! UTCIAD! Happy Christmas everyone! Local fan
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12:10pm Sun 23 Dec 12

abc100 says...

The more teams we have in the south the better, nothing like a good healthy rivalry, even better if we can have as many local teams in the same division, the championship next season would be fantastic if Afcb go up, scummers & Reading get relegated & with Brighton there too. You can't beat local derbies
The more teams we have in the south the better, nothing like a good healthy rivalry, even better if we can have as many local teams in the same division, the championship next season would be fantastic if Afcb go up, scummers & Reading get relegated & with Brighton there too. You can't beat local derbies abc100
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12:13pm Sun 23 Dec 12

rednblack37 says...

Piston_Broke wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Dear Mr Cherryfarmer

It matters not who Moseley is on loan to weather it be Plymouth, Aldershot or Dingley Dale Village Eleven. Or weather his name is spelt Moseley or Mosley or any other combination of letters.
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The fact remains that his loan spell should not have been extended in my view, especially with all the fixtures coming up and the fact that he could or maybe fill MacDonalds position of sitting in front of the back four. This in indeed a footballing issue.
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In view of this I believe it is YOUR knowledge of football that my be called into question and not mine as I believe that I have raised a valid point i.e his loan extention and not quibbling my error about the club where he is on loan at or the
mis-spelling of his name.
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I am sure that there are some posters on here who do in fact possess a footballing ethos and who can actually see the point I am trying to make.
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It seems to me that if your brain was made of elastc it would not stretch the width of a pidgeons skull.
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Unfortunately due to MacDonalds injury and the fact thjat we are playing away to a form side I unfortunately believe that will will lose today by a goal to nil. Naturally of course I do hope that I am proved wrong.
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Probably the best scenario for today would be for the game to be called off.
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Regards
Mark Molesley.
There, not too difficult, was it.
Absolutely, so easy to get it right for us real supporters. And I guess this is another of smhinto's regular copy and paste comments, because I looked at the article to check where I'd missed Mark Molesley being mentioned??? If you've seen Molesley play, you would know that he isn't the player to replace McDonald anyway!! He likes to drive forward and dribble with the ball at his feet, not sit in front of the defence...........Pi
geon not pidgeon by the way!
[quote][p][bold]Piston_Broke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Dear Mr Cherryfarmer It matters not who Moseley is on loan to weather it be Plymouth, Aldershot or Dingley Dale Village Eleven. Or weather his name is spelt Moseley or Mosley or any other combination of letters. . The fact remains that his loan spell should not have been extended in my view, especially with all the fixtures coming up and the fact that he could or maybe fill MacDonalds position of sitting in front of the back four. This in indeed a footballing issue. . In view of this I believe it is YOUR knowledge of football that my be called into question and not mine as I believe that I have raised a valid point i.e his loan extention and not quibbling my error about the club where he is on loan at or the mis-spelling of his name. . I am sure that there are some posters on here who do in fact possess a footballing ethos and who can actually see the point I am trying to make. . It seems to me that if your brain was made of elastc it would not stretch the width of a pidgeons skull. . Unfortunately due to MacDonalds injury and the fact thjat we are playing away to a form side I unfortunately believe that will will lose today by a goal to nil. Naturally of course I do hope that I am proved wrong. . Probably the best scenario for today would be for the game to be called off. . Regards[/p][/quote]Mark Molesley. There, not too difficult, was it.[/p][/quote]Absolutely, so easy to get it right for us real supporters. And I guess this is another of smhinto's regular copy and paste comments, because I looked at the article to check where I'd missed Mark Molesley being mentioned??? If you've seen Molesley play, you would know that he isn't the player to replace McDonald anyway!! He likes to drive forward and dribble with the ball at his feet, not sit in front of the defence...........Pi geon not pidgeon by the way! rednblack37
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7:06pm Sun 23 Dec 12

miltonarcher says...

abc100 wrote:
The more teams we have in the south the better, nothing like a good healthy rivalry, even better if we can have as many local teams in the same division, the championship next season would be fantastic if Afcb go up, scummers & Reading get relegated & with Brighton there too. You can't beat local derbies
Ha ha ha ha you guys crease me up. Derby games are supposed to be close, we crushed your funny little club the last time we played you. I see some of you lot are infesting our site so just need to point out a couple of things. You are in div 3, we are in the Prem. You are being bankrolled by a Russian every week. You cannot sustain the level of wages you pay out on your income without yor sugar daddy. Remember the last south coast club to try this???? PFC, and look at where they are now. That's you lot when the Russian gets bored.

Course, you only got three stands and around 5000 fans, you also got a mad chairman. So bit of advice, guys, keep a low profile, or yet again you will be the laughing stock of the lower league's.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: The more teams we have in the south the better, nothing like a good healthy rivalry, even better if we can have as many local teams in the same division, the championship next season would be fantastic if Afcb go up, scummers & Reading get relegated & with Brighton there too. You can't beat local derbies[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha you guys crease me up. Derby games are supposed to be close, we crushed your funny little club the last time we played you. I see some of you lot are infesting our site so just need to point out a couple of things. You are in div 3, we are in the Prem. You are being bankrolled by a Russian every week. You cannot sustain the level of wages you pay out on your income without yor sugar daddy. Remember the last south coast club to try this???? PFC, and look at where they are now. That's you lot when the Russian gets bored. Course, you only got three stands and around 5000 fans, you also got a mad chairman. So bit of advice, guys, keep a low profile, or yet again you will be the laughing stock of the lower league's. miltonarcher
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10:46pm Sun 23 Dec 12

abc100 says...

Derby games are about location, if they are supposed to be close games I don't remember it being to close when Pompey came to you in the cup a few years ago, what was the score, 4-1 to Pompey wasn't it, real close game that one
Derby games are about location, if they are supposed to be close games I don't remember it being to close when Pompey came to you in the cup a few years ago, what was the score, 4-1 to Pompey wasn't it, real close game that one abc100
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11:40pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Dont have short memorys says...

abc100 wrote:
Derby games are about location, if they are supposed to be close games I don't remember it being to close when Pompey came to you in the cup a few years ago, what was the score, 4-1 to Pompey wasn't it, real close game that one
and
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: Derby games are about location, if they are supposed to be close games I don't remember it being to close when Pompey came to you in the cup a few years ago, what was the score, 4-1 to Pompey wasn't it, real close game that one[/p][/quote]and Dont have short memorys
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