Cherries: Transfer window quality not quantity for boss Howe

BOSS Eddie Howe says he will be keeping his cards close to his chest during the transfer window but admits Cherries will only be targeting “quality” additions.

Howe is vowing to keep faith with the majority of his existing squad and will resist the temptation to make wholesale changes once the sales start tomorrow.

Cherries, bankrolled by wealthy Russian businessman Maxim Demin, are expected to be big players during the window and have already been linked with a host of possible targets.

However, having presided over a 15-match unbeaten run since he returned to the club in October, Howe feels his squad needs fine tuning rather than a mass overhaul.

Dean Court old boys Marvin Bartley and Jason Pearce have both been the subject of speculation suggesting they could be on their way back to Dorset.

And while Bartley, who is struggling to hold down a place at Burnley, could feasibly be a loan option for Cherries, a move for Leeds defender Pearce would seem unlikely.

Cherries have also been linked with out-of-favour Stoke midfielder Rory Delap, strikers Leon Clarke, James Beattie and Sam Vokes and Leyton Orient goalkeeper Ryan Allsop.

Newspaper reports last week claimed Millwall and Bristol City were keen on Cherries striker Lewis Grabban, while Rotherham boss Steve Evans is a firm admirer of frontman Matt Tubbs.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Echo, Howe said: “As always, our policy will be not to comment until deals are done. When you are trying to negotiate and bring in players, the last thing you want to do is start talking publicly about any potential targets. You don’t say anything because you want to get the best deal possible for the club and out of respect to the team you are trying to buy from.

“I will not be commenting on any speculation. I will let everyone else do the guessing and the wondering. From our side, we will not be talking about a deal until it is done or, if indeed, there are any deals to be done.

“The squad has done very well and I think we would only really want to add absolute quality. Out of recognition of how well the players have done, we will not be adding numbers just for the sake of it.”

Howe, who saw Cherries climb into the League One play-off picture following Saturday’s 3-0 win over Crawley, added: “You are always looking to try to make your squad better, whether you are winning or losing. You have always got to try to look for players who could potentially improve your squad. That is difficult for us at the moment because the players are performing so well.

“But we certainly do have an eye on things out there. I am not saying it is a closed shop and we will not do any business but we will not be bringing in a load of players.”

Loan striker Lee Barnard is expected to return to parent club Southampton once his agreement expires following Cherries’ trip to Brentford tomorrow, while the probable departure of Wes Thomas would free up further funds for Howe.

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7:28am Mon 31 Dec 12

Ferndown Steve says...

Howe said: “As always, our policy will be not to comment until deals are done. When you are trying to negotiate and bring in players, the last thing you want to do is start talking publicly about any potential targets"
Cue: Echo list of names and suggestions.......

Lets wait and see

UTC
Howe said: “As always, our policy will be not to comment until deals are done. When you are trying to negotiate and bring in players, the last thing you want to do is start talking publicly about any potential targets" Cue: Echo list of names and suggestions....... Lets wait and see UTC Ferndown Steve

9:23am Mon 31 Dec 12

bigfatsteve says...

I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.
I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play. bigfatsteve

9:27am Mon 31 Dec 12

Square Old Codger says...

As we have seen before, Eddie does these things very quietly and without publicity and we wont know until it's a "fait accompli", indeed I would expect more out than in. Barnard back to Southampton, Taylor to Blackpool and then there are our two very well paid Dutchmen, who don't appear to be too close to a first team place and for the sake of their careers should move on. .I would expect to see a young, talented left back come in as cover and maybe a combative midfielder, but little else. But then Eddie may surprise us!. Cook's Court Case is near and this must be a concern.
As we have seen before, Eddie does these things very quietly and without publicity and we wont know until it's a "fait accompli", indeed I would expect more out than in. Barnard back to Southampton, Taylor to Blackpool and then there are our two very well paid Dutchmen, who don't appear to be too close to a first team place and for the sake of their careers should move on. .I would expect to see a young, talented left back come in as cover and maybe a combative midfielder, but little else. But then Eddie may surprise us!. Cook's Court Case is near and this must be a concern. Square Old Codger

9:49am Mon 31 Dec 12

CherryFarmer says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
As we have seen before, Eddie does these things very quietly and without publicity and we wont know until it's a "fait accompli", indeed I would expect more out than in. Barnard back to Southampton, Taylor to Blackpool and then there are our two very well paid Dutchmen, who don't appear to be too close to a first team place and for the sake of their careers should move on. .I would expect to see a young, talented left back come in as cover and maybe a combative midfielder, but little else. But then Eddie may surprise us!. Cook's Court Case is near and this must be a concern.
Is that Lyle Taylor going to Blackpool then? Would have thought Wes Thomas more likely to make that move as hes scoring regularly for them at the moment. You would think Barnard has already left....not seen much of him recently. It would be a pity to see the double dutch go as we haven't really seen much of them.....have to trust Eddie with that decision....but if they are on huge money, it might be a good idea to lose them and bring in a proven player who would hit the ground running (Bartley perhaps?)
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: As we have seen before, Eddie does these things very quietly and without publicity and we wont know until it's a "fait accompli", indeed I would expect more out than in. Barnard back to Southampton, Taylor to Blackpool and then there are our two very well paid Dutchmen, who don't appear to be too close to a first team place and for the sake of their careers should move on. .I would expect to see a young, talented left back come in as cover and maybe a combative midfielder, but little else. But then Eddie may surprise us!. Cook's Court Case is near and this must be a concern.[/p][/quote]Is that Lyle Taylor going to Blackpool then? Would have thought Wes Thomas more likely to make that move as hes scoring regularly for them at the moment. You would think Barnard has already left....not seen much of him recently. It would be a pity to see the double dutch go as we haven't really seen much of them.....have to trust Eddie with that decision....but if they are on huge money, it might be a good idea to lose them and bring in a proven player who would hit the ground running (Bartley perhaps?) CherryFarmer

10:37am Mon 31 Dec 12

Square Old Codger says...

Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hattrick for Falkirk on Saturday.
Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hattrick for Falkirk on Saturday. Square Old Codger

10:37am Mon 31 Dec 12

Square Old Codger says...

Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hattrick for Falkirk on Saturday.
Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hattrick for Falkirk on Saturday. Square Old Codger

10:37am Mon 31 Dec 12

Square Old Codger says...

Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.
Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday. Square Old Codger

10:37am Mon 31 Dec 12

Square Old Codger says...

Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.
Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday. Square Old Codger

10:37am Mon 31 Dec 12

Square Old Codger says...

Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.
Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday. Square Old Codger

10:38am Mon 31 Dec 12

Square Old Codger says...

Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.
Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday. Square Old Codger

10:48am Mon 31 Dec 12

Eddie's dog says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.
In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.[/p][/quote]In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............ Eddie's dog

10:50am Mon 31 Dec 12

Eddie's dog says...

Eddie's dog wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.
In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............
In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............ you both have my respect thou.
[quote][p][bold]Eddie's dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.[/p][/quote]In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............[/p][/quote]In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............ you both have my respect thou. Eddie's dog

10:59am Mon 31 Dec 12

M1 4FCB says...

CherryFarmer wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
As we have seen before, Eddie does these things very quietly and without publicity and we wont know until it's a "fait accompli", indeed I would expect more out than in. Barnard back to Southampton, Taylor to Blackpool and then there are our two very well paid Dutchmen, who don't appear to be too close to a first team place and for the sake of their careers should move on. .I would expect to see a young, talented left back come in as cover and maybe a combative midfielder, but little else. But then Eddie may surprise us!. Cook's Court Case is near and this must be a concern.
Is that Lyle Taylor going to Blackpool then? Would have thought Wes Thomas more likely to make that move as hes scoring regularly for them at the moment. You would think Barnard has already left....not seen much of him recently. It would be a pity to see the double dutch go as we haven't really seen much of them.....have to trust Eddie with that decision....but if they are on huge money, it might be a good idea to lose them and bring in a proven player who would hit the ground running (Bartley perhaps?)
barnard was in the stands on saturdays game agaist crawly...

i fear for matt tubbs who yet again showed more promise with the little game time he is allowed although i would like to see more of him how can you drop the front two men at the moment??

good luck to cook in jan really would be missed from the squad if things end badly for the brighton boys...

looking forward to my trip to brentford tommorow although i am very optimistic and believe a point would be more than a resault from an inform 'bogey' team for us.

UTCIAD long may this continue.
[quote][p][bold]CherryFarmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: As we have seen before, Eddie does these things very quietly and without publicity and we wont know until it's a "fait accompli", indeed I would expect more out than in. Barnard back to Southampton, Taylor to Blackpool and then there are our two very well paid Dutchmen, who don't appear to be too close to a first team place and for the sake of their careers should move on. .I would expect to see a young, talented left back come in as cover and maybe a combative midfielder, but little else. But then Eddie may surprise us!. Cook's Court Case is near and this must be a concern.[/p][/quote]Is that Lyle Taylor going to Blackpool then? Would have thought Wes Thomas more likely to make that move as hes scoring regularly for them at the moment. You would think Barnard has already left....not seen much of him recently. It would be a pity to see the double dutch go as we haven't really seen much of them.....have to trust Eddie with that decision....but if they are on huge money, it might be a good idea to lose them and bring in a proven player who would hit the ground running (Bartley perhaps?)[/p][/quote]barnard was in the stands on saturdays game agaist crawly... i fear for matt tubbs who yet again showed more promise with the little game time he is allowed although i would like to see more of him how can you drop the front two men at the moment?? good luck to cook in jan really would be missed from the squad if things end badly for the brighton boys... looking forward to my trip to brentford tommorow although i am very optimistic and believe a point would be more than a resault from an inform 'bogey' team for us. UTCIAD long may this continue. M1 4FCB

11:38am Mon 31 Dec 12

TedMacsCherryPants says...

bigfatsteve wrote:
I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.
Sssssshhhhhh
BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!!

3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.[/p][/quote]Sssssshhhhhh BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!! 3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!! TedMacsCherryPants

11:40am Mon 31 Dec 12

John T says...

Eddie's dog wrote:
Eddie's dog wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.
In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............
In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............ you both have my respect thou.
'Thou' doth protest too much,methinks!
[quote][p][bold]Eddie's dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddie's dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.[/p][/quote]In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............[/p][/quote]In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............ you both have my respect thou.[/p][/quote]'Thou' doth protest too much,methinks! John T

12:23pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Afcbpete says...

John T wrote:
Eddie's dog wrote:
Eddie's dog wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.
In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............
In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............ you both have my respect thou.
'Thou' doth protest too much,methinks!
SOC... and there was I thinking it was just me who's mind was going to the dogs. Happy New Year to YOU, SteadyEddie/Nonno and ALL other AFCB fans, whether local or 100's/1000's of miles away :) UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddie's dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddie's dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.[/p][/quote]In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............[/p][/quote]In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............ you both have my respect thou.[/p][/quote]'Thou' doth protest too much,methinks![/p][/quote]SOC... and there was I thinking it was just me who's mind was going to the dogs. Happy New Year to YOU, SteadyEddie/Nonno and ALL other AFCB fans, whether local or 100's/1000's of miles away :) UTCIAD Afcbpete

12:36pm Mon 31 Dec 12

CherryFarmer says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote:
I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.
Sssssshhhhhh
BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!!

3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!!
I think we should make it free for all Swindle fans.....to get as many of them as possible in to witness their side being humiliated by the Cherries!!!!! Will never forget our dismal display against them earlier this year.....although i would dearly like to.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.[/p][/quote]Sssssshhhhhh BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!! 3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!![/p][/quote]I think we should make it free for all Swindle fans.....to get as many of them as possible in to witness their side being humiliated by the Cherries!!!!! Will never forget our dismal display against them earlier this year.....although i would dearly like to. CherryFarmer

12:48pm Mon 31 Dec 12

TedMacsCherryPants says...

CherryFarmer wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote: I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.
Sssssshhhhhh BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!! 3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!!
I think we should make it free for all Swindle fans.....to get as many of them as possible in to witness their side being humiliated by the Cherries!!!!! Will never forget our dismal display against them earlier this year.....although i would dearly like to.
Agree!! We should put them all in the South End uncovered and put the sprinklers on them! LOL!!!
[quote][p][bold]CherryFarmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.[/p][/quote]Sssssshhhhhh BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!! 3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!![/p][/quote]I think we should make it free for all Swindle fans.....to get as many of them as possible in to witness their side being humiliated by the Cherries!!!!! Will never forget our dismal display against them earlier this year.....although i would dearly like to.[/p][/quote]Agree!! We should put them all in the South End uncovered and put the sprinklers on them! LOL!!! TedMacsCherryPants

1:08pm Mon 31 Dec 12

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
CherryFarmer wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote: I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.
Sssssshhhhhh BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!! 3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!!
I think we should make it free for all Swindle fans.....to get as many of them as possible in to witness their side being humiliated by the Cherries!!!!! Will never forget our dismal display against them earlier this year.....although i would dearly like to.
Agree!! We should put them all in the South End uncovered and put the sprinklers on them! LOL!!!
Would be the first wash most of them would have had in a while.
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CherryFarmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.[/p][/quote]Sssssshhhhhh BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!! 3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!![/p][/quote]I think we should make it free for all Swindle fans.....to get as many of them as possible in to witness their side being humiliated by the Cherries!!!!! Will never forget our dismal display against them earlier this year.....although i would dearly like to.[/p][/quote]Agree!! We should put them all in the South End uncovered and put the sprinklers on them! LOL!!![/p][/quote]Would be the first wash most of them would have had in a while. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

1:13pm Mon 31 Dec 12

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Afcbpete wrote:
John T wrote:
Eddie's dog wrote:
Eddie's dog wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.
In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............
In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............ you both have my respect thou.
'Thou' doth protest too much,methinks!
SOC... and there was I thinking it was just me who's mind was going to the dogs. Happy New Year to YOU, SteadyEddie/Nonno and ALL other AFCB fans, whether local or 100's/1000's of miles away :) UTCIAD
Thanks Pete, happy new year to you & your family. Hope you got the tickets you were craving for xmas.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddie's dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddie's dog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: Sorry, but as others have pointed out before I am not good with names, advancing years I am afraid. I meant Thomas of course, though I see that Taylor got a hat trick for Falkirk on Saturday.[/p][/quote]In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............[/p][/quote]In my mother's 'advancing years' she also tends to repeat herself, constantly ............ you both have my respect thou.[/p][/quote]'Thou' doth protest too much,methinks![/p][/quote]SOC... and there was I thinking it was just me who's mind was going to the dogs. Happy New Year to YOU, SteadyEddie/Nonno and ALL other AFCB fans, whether local or 100's/1000's of miles away :) UTCIAD[/p][/quote]Thanks Pete, happy new year to you & your family. Hope you got the tickets you were craving for xmas. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

2:19pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Afcbpete says...

Nope :(
but I DO have a ticket for that rabble on the 12th :)
Nope :( but I DO have a ticket for that rabble on the 12th :) Afcbpete

2:29pm Mon 31 Dec 12

bobsworthforever says...

Eddie may not want to speculate quite right too , but surely the Echo and us lot can say what we like.Would hope weve got a goalie on the radar James is still excellent but dont like the look of the other two.Also midfield ball winner would help from higher division.
Eddie may not want to speculate quite right too , but surely the Echo and us lot can say what we like.Would hope weve got a goalie on the radar James is still excellent but dont like the look of the other two.Also midfield ball winner would help from higher division. bobsworthforever

2:51pm Mon 31 Dec 12

bigfatsteve says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
CherryFarmer wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote: I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.
Sssssshhhhhh BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!! 3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!!
I think we should make it free for all Swindle fans.....to get as many of them as possible in to witness their side being humiliated by the Cherries!!!!! Will never forget our dismal display against them earlier this year.....although i would dearly like to.
Agree!! We should put them all in the South End uncovered and put the sprinklers on them! LOL!!!
Would be the first wash most of them would have had in a while.
Would be nice though, to give them a hammering with you know who playing on the right wing for us. Still first things first and 3 points tomorrow would be an unbelievable start to the New Year!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CherryFarmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.[/p][/quote]Sssssshhhhhh BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!! 3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!![/p][/quote]I think we should make it free for all Swindle fans.....to get as many of them as possible in to witness their side being humiliated by the Cherries!!!!! Will never forget our dismal display against them earlier this year.....although i would dearly like to.[/p][/quote]Agree!! We should put them all in the South End uncovered and put the sprinklers on them! LOL!!![/p][/quote]Would be the first wash most of them would have had in a while.[/p][/quote]Would be nice though, to give them a hammering with you know who playing on the right wing for us. Still first things first and 3 points tomorrow would be an unbelievable start to the New Year! bigfatsteve

2:53pm Mon 31 Dec 12

bigfatsteve says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
CherryFarmer wrote:
TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
bigfatsteve wrote: I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.
Sssssshhhhhh BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!! 3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!!
I think we should make it free for all Swindle fans.....to get as many of them as possible in to witness their side being humiliated by the Cherries!!!!! Will never forget our dismal display against them earlier this year.....although i would dearly like to.
Agree!! We should put them all in the South End uncovered and put the sprinklers on them! LOL!!!
Would be the first wash most of them would have had in a while.
Would be nice though, to give them a hammering with you know who playing on the right wing for us. Still first things first and 3 points tomorrow would be an unbelievable start to the New Year!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CherryFarmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: I think the one place Eddie could do with strengthening the team is on the right wing. Matt Ritchie fits the bill for us, as a proven goal scoring winger. Plays on the right for Swindon even though he's a left footed player. I've always preferred Marc Pugh on the right playing as an inverted winger. Though this season you wouldn't want to upset the understanding that has developed, between Pughie and Charlie Daniels. I know we've tried to get Ritchie without success before, but I'm sure he'd benefit the clubs push for promotion. He' definitley fit in with Eddie's attacking style of play.[/p][/quote]Sssssshhhhhh BFS you'll upset the Swindle fans if you start on that one again...LMAO!!! 3pts from Brentford please boys, UTC!!!!![/p][/quote]I think we should make it free for all Swindle fans.....to get as many of them as possible in to witness their side being humiliated by the Cherries!!!!! Will never forget our dismal display against them earlier this year.....although i would dearly like to.[/p][/quote]Agree!! We should put them all in the South End uncovered and put the sprinklers on them! LOL!!![/p][/quote]Would be the first wash most of them would have had in a while.[/p][/quote]Would be nice though, to give them a hammering with you know who playing on the right wing for us. Still first things first and 3 points tomorrow would be an unbelievable start to the New Year! bigfatsteve

2:56pm Mon 31 Dec 12

bigfatsteve says...

Sorry about the repeat,getting a touch of the Squre Old Codger's!!!
Sorry about the repeat,getting a touch of the Squre Old Codger's!!! bigfatsteve

5:54pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Julian1963 says...

Does that mean Lewis may be leaving then?
Does that mean Lewis may be leaving then? Julian1963

5:55pm Mon 31 Dec 12

smhinto says...

Just worried about both MacDonald and
Arter missing tomorrow. Does anybody besides myself believe that we will be severley depleted tomorrow in view of the fact that we are playing away to another in form side???
.
If the run is going to end then tomorrow will be the game that it is most likely to happen. Just hope Arter makes it as the midfileld will be softened significantly.
.
Anybody any idea if Arter is likely to play.

.
Regards
.
Just worried about both MacDonald and Arter missing tomorrow. Does anybody besides myself believe that we will be severley depleted tomorrow in view of the fact that we are playing away to another in form side??? . If the run is going to end then tomorrow will be the game that it is most likely to happen. Just hope Arter makes it as the midfileld will be softened significantly. . Anybody any idea if Arter is likely to play. . Regards . smhinto

6:20pm Mon 31 Dec 12

peterbond038 says...

ARTER is fit to play no problem,dont think we will get ritchie swindon will want about 2 million for him,he plays on the right by the way not left wing! sam vokes would be more realistic to sign or better still leon clarke,we need at least 3players in especially as we will prob lose barnard and thomas if blackpool bid for him-we need to get at least 300k if this is going to happen hes been scoring goals in the championship, midfield barteley would seem ideal,with jason pearce to bak up the deference-rory delap another choice perhaps in midfield
ARTER is fit to play no problem,dont think we will get ritchie swindon will want about 2 million for him,he plays on the right by the way not left wing! sam vokes would be more realistic to sign or better still leon clarke,we need at least 3players in especially as we will prob lose barnard and thomas if blackpool bid for him-we need to get at least 300k if this is going to happen hes been scoring goals in the championship, midfield barteley would seem ideal,with jason pearce to bak up the deference-rory delap another choice perhaps in midfield peterbond038

7:15pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Strawbs_78 says...

Would love 3 pts tomorrow but would be quite happy with a draw, brentford are very good at home. A right winger is essential, mcquoid and fogden both do ok there but are more suited to central roles. Am very confused by the Davids/demouge situation, can only assume Howe doesnt think they can get fit or they want to return to Holland? They both have great pedigree and have played regularly at a higher level than the one we aspire to reach. Especially confused by Davids, he's a holding midfielder with great vision and Howe was sat in the stands when he turned in a MOM performance against Leyton Orient. Anyway, in eddie we trust. Happy new year to all cherries fans. UTCIAD
Would love 3 pts tomorrow but would be quite happy with a draw, brentford are very good at home. A right winger is essential, mcquoid and fogden both do ok there but are more suited to central roles. Am very confused by the Davids/demouge situation, can only assume Howe doesnt think they can get fit or they want to return to Holland? They both have great pedigree and have played regularly at a higher level than the one we aspire to reach. Especially confused by Davids, he's a holding midfielder with great vision and Howe was sat in the stands when he turned in a MOM performance against Leyton Orient. Anyway, in eddie we trust. Happy new year to all cherries fans. UTCIAD Strawbs_78

8:16pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Wilkie says...

Looking forward to welcoming Marvellous Marvin back home. From back to front, left to right, we would then be a truly formidable squad.
Looking forward to welcoming Marvellous Marvin back home. From back to front, left to right, we would then be a truly formidable squad. Wilkie

6:53am Tue 1 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

smhinto wrote:
Just worried about both MacDonald and
Arter missing tomorrow. Does anybody besides myself believe that we will be severley depleted tomorrow in view of the fact that we are playing away to another in form side???
.
If the run is going to end then tomorrow will be the game that it is most likely to happen. Just hope Arter makes it as the midfileld will be softened significantly.
.
Anybody any idea if Arter is likely to play.

.
Regards
.
Fear not, Richard Hughes will step in if Arter not fit. Hughes is more suited to the role anyway. Against Crawley Arter was very poor first half giving the ball away on numerous ocassions. Hughes is a calming influence and will dictate the play allowing O'Kane to get on the ball in his attacking role. Apart from the JPT thrashing last season, we have a good record Griffin Park. Brentford have more to be worried about, they will not have played anyone as strong as we are right now. Predict 1-3 to Cherries. KEEP THE FAITH.!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Just worried about both MacDonald and Arter missing tomorrow. Does anybody besides myself believe that we will be severley depleted tomorrow in view of the fact that we are playing away to another in form side??? . If the run is going to end then tomorrow will be the game that it is most likely to happen. Just hope Arter makes it as the midfileld will be softened significantly. . Anybody any idea if Arter is likely to play. . Regards .[/p][/quote]Fear not, Richard Hughes will step in if Arter not fit. Hughes is more suited to the role anyway. Against Crawley Arter was very poor first half giving the ball away on numerous ocassions. Hughes is a calming influence and will dictate the play allowing O'Kane to get on the ball in his attacking role. Apart from the JPT thrashing last season, we have a good record Griffin Park. Brentford have more to be worried about, they will not have played anyone as strong as we are right now. Predict 1-3 to Cherries. KEEP THE FAITH.!!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

8:27pm Tue 1 Jan 13

LeGod says...

BigFatSteve - a message for you from a Swindon fan you've got no chance fo getting Ritchie he loves playing for Di Canio i know soemone who knows him personally and he aint going nowhere and the stupid price you club offered ro him last time was laughable.
2.5 million is the minimum if he did go but there is no chance of him going anyway.

it's your annual story regarding Ritchie who is way and above better than any player in L1 and when you look at what you paid for Tubbs it makes your derisory offer for Ritchie last season even more laughable.
Keep to signing non league players from Salisbury.
BigFatSteve - a message for you from a Swindon fan you've got no chance fo getting Ritchie he loves playing for Di Canio i know soemone who knows him personally and he aint going nowhere and the stupid price you club offered ro him last time was laughable. 2.5 million is the minimum if he did go but there is no chance of him going anyway. it's your annual story regarding Ritchie who is way and above better than any player in L1 and when you look at what you paid for Tubbs it makes your derisory offer for Ritchie last season even more laughable. Keep to signing non league players from Salisbury. LeGod

12:30am Fri 4 Jan 13

ColinOrient says...

If Orient's two other keepers were fit, Millwall reject Allsop would be third choice at Brisbane Road. You got a result when you nicked Daniels off us but we're not worried here. Six months ago he was out of work yet he still doesn't have the decency to tell Russell Slade yes or no to a new contract.
If Orient's two other keepers were fit, Millwall reject Allsop would be third choice at Brisbane Road. You got a result when you nicked Daniels off us but we're not worried here. Six months ago he was out of work yet he still doesn't have the decency to tell Russell Slade yes or no to a new contract. ColinOrient

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