Cherries: Championship bidding war looming over Thomas (with video)

UNSETTLED Cherries striker Wes Thomas could spark a bidding war after being linked with a host of Championship clubs.

Thomas this week resumed training with Eddie Howe's squad after returning from a fruitful loan spell at Blackpool where he netted three times in nine appearances.

Although the Tangerines had been favourites to sign him permanently, a request last week to renew his loan agreement at Bloomfield Road was rejected by Cherries.

And sources close to the Daily Echo suggest several Championship clubs have been monitoring the situation and could be planning to join the race for Thomas during the current transfer window.

Howe's former club Burnley are rumoured to be among them, while Birmingham and Huddersfield are also understood to be interested.

Cherries' League One promotion rivals Sheffield United are also believed to be keeping tabs on Thomas, while Sky Sports yesterday linked him with Championship pair Derby and Watford.

Speaking to the Daily Echo last night, Cherries boss Howe said there had been no change regarding Thomas's situation and confirmed Blackpool's loan request remained the only inquiry on the table.

Howe reluctantly gave Thomas permission to join Blackpool at the end of November after the east Londoner had made it clear he wanted to go.

Thomas, who has 18 months to run on his existing contract with Cherries, reunited with Michael Appleton at Bloomfield Road after enjoying a successful loan spell under him at Portsmouth earlier this season.

Intriguingly, Blackpool's interest in Thomas appears to have cooled ever since reports earlier this week started linking Appleton with the vacant manager's position at Blackburn - with an official approach made yesterday.

Should Thomas be sold, Cherries would look to recoup a large chunk of the six-figure sum they paid to Crawley just 12 months ago, an undisclosed fee believed to have been in the region of £175,000.

Sky Sports yesterday reported they understood that Cherries were keen on signing Leyton Orient goalkeeper Ryan Allsop and had already “expressed an interest” in the player.

The article suggested a deal for the 20-year-old was “in the process of being discussed” and claimed Cherries would be keen to have an agreement in place this month.

Cherries currently have four goalkeepers in their first-team squad - David James, Shwan Jalal, Darryl Flahavan and Benjamin Buchel - with Jalal the only one under contract to the club into next season.

Meanwhile, Glenavon defender Mark Haughey, 21, has been training this week with Cherries' development squad and lined up in a 4-3 defeat against a Brentford XI on Tuesday.

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10:59am Thu 10 Jan 13

Ferndown Steve says...

Hopefully a deal can be struck with Burnley, having Marvin Bartley come this way as part of the deal, if they want Thomas !
UTC
Hopefully a deal can be struck with Burnley, having Marvin Bartley come this way as part of the deal, if they want Thomas ! UTC Ferndown Steve

10:59am Thu 10 Jan 13

Ferndown Steve says...

Hopefully a deal can be struck with Burnley, having Marvin Bartley come this way as part of the deal, if they want Thomas !
UTC
Hopefully a deal can be struck with Burnley, having Marvin Bartley come this way as part of the deal, if they want Thomas ! UTC Ferndown Steve

11:01am Thu 10 Jan 13

lockandload says...

Its clear he dont want to be here so get rid for a good price.
I remember how great he was in the beginning and how poor he was at the end so no doubt he will be warming a bench in the championship soon
Its clear he dont want to be here so get rid for a good price. I remember how great he was in the beginning and how poor he was at the end so no doubt he will be warming a bench in the championship soon lockandload

11:07am Thu 10 Jan 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

lockandload wrote:
Its clear he dont want to be here so get rid for a good price. I remember how great he was in the beginning and how poor he was at the end so no doubt he will be warming a bench in the championship soon
Sell him on for a good price - then buy him back for a song when he gets fed up with bench warming and is a bit more positive about life here.
UTC!!!
[quote][p][bold]lockandload[/bold] wrote: Its clear he dont want to be here so get rid for a good price. I remember how great he was in the beginning and how poor he was at the end so no doubt he will be warming a bench in the championship soon[/p][/quote]Sell him on for a good price - then buy him back for a song when he gets fed up with bench warming and is a bit more positive about life here. UTC!!! TedMacsCherryPants

11:14am Thu 10 Jan 13

bourne free says...

Bidding war put him on EBAY !
Bidding war put him on EBAY ! bourne free

11:16am Thu 10 Jan 13

Deejaycee says...

Considering it's championship clubs that are supposedly after him. I think AFCB would want more than a large chunk of what they paid him. A sizeable profit should be on the cards.
Considering it's championship clubs that are supposedly after him. I think AFCB would want more than a large chunk of what they paid him. A sizeable profit should be on the cards. Deejaycee

11:41am Thu 10 Jan 13

babyduck says...

Ferndown Steve wrote:
Hopefully a deal can be struck with Burnley, having Marvin Bartley come this way as part of the deal, if they want Thomas ! UTC
I like your thinking.
[quote][p][bold]Ferndown Steve[/bold] wrote: Hopefully a deal can be struck with Burnley, having Marvin Bartley come this way as part of the deal, if they want Thomas ! UTC[/p][/quote]I like your thinking. babyduck

12:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

. . Early in the season some of you AFC fans on here who cant tell the difference between a rugby ball and a football stated that Wes Thomas was only good enough for League 2....... Now we have Championsip managers seeking his services........... WELL, who is right then ?
. . Early in the season some of you AFC fans on here who cant tell the difference between a rugby ball and a football stated that Wes Thomas was only good enough for League 2....... Now we have Championsip managers seeking his services........... WELL, who is right then ? RED LETTER DAY

12:56pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Justin Otherfan says...

We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?
We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him? Justin Otherfan

1:08pm Thu 10 Jan 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
. . Early in the season some of you AFC fans on here who cant tell the difference between a rugby ball and a football stated that Wes Thomas was only good enough for League 2....... Now we have Championsip managers seeking his services........... WELL, who is right then ?
Is that you Wes???????
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: . . Early in the season some of you AFC fans on here who cant tell the difference between a rugby ball and a football stated that Wes Thomas was only good enough for League 2....... Now we have Championsip managers seeking his services........... WELL, who is right then ?[/p][/quote]Is that you Wes??????? TedMacsCherryPants

3:00pm Thu 10 Jan 13

redNblack says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
. . Early in the season some of you AFC fans on here who cant tell the difference between a rugby ball and a football stated that Wes Thomas was only good enough for League 2....... Now we have Championsip managers seeking his services........... WELL, who is right then ?
Is that you Wes???????
lol :O))))
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: . . Early in the season some of you AFC fans on here who cant tell the difference between a rugby ball and a football stated that Wes Thomas was only good enough for League 2....... Now we have Championsip managers seeking his services........... WELL, who is right then ?[/p][/quote]Is that you Wes???????[/p][/quote]lol :O)))) redNblack

3:31pm Thu 10 Jan 13

The Renegade Master says...

If Wes doesn't want to stay and fight for his place then get shot of him to the highest bidder as soon as possible. We don't need any disruptive influences around the rest of the team who ARE committed to the cause.
Personally I can't see why Championship clubs would want him when he's not even good enough to start in a League One side and misses twice as many chances as he takes.
I watched him playing for Blackpool in the televised game last month and he was truly awful and was subbed at half time.
Derby, Watford, Blackpool or Burnley are welcome to him if they can pay @£300k.
If Wes doesn't want to stay and fight for his place then get shot of him to the highest bidder as soon as possible. We don't need any disruptive influences around the rest of the team who ARE committed to the cause. Personally I can't see why Championship clubs would want him when he's not even good enough to start in a League One side and misses twice as many chances as he takes. I watched him playing for Blackpool in the televised game last month and he was truly awful and was subbed at half time. Derby, Watford, Blackpool or Burnley are welcome to him if they can pay @£300k. The Renegade Master

3:33pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Square Old Codger says...

With Grabham ill, Wes could be playing on Saturday, there's no hurry to let him go and given the way he was treated by the "deadly dou" who can blame him for wanting away.
With Grabham ill, Wes could be playing on Saturday, there's no hurry to let him go and given the way he was treated by the "deadly dou" who can blame him for wanting away. Square Old Codger

3:33pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Square Old Codger says...

With Grabham ill, Wes could be playing on Saturday, there's no hurry to let him go and given the way he was treated by the "deadly dou" who can blame him for wanting away.
With Grabham ill, Wes could be playing on Saturday, there's no hurry to let him go and given the way he was treated by the "deadly dou" who can blame him for wanting away. Square Old Codger

3:48pm Thu 10 Jan 13

canfordcherry says...

We should only play commited players. Ok Wes could put himself in the shop window if he plays, and plays well, but he will try to hard, like he did in previous matches for us, and we again wont see him play his natural game. He needs to go into the games relaxed and take a chill pill. His last games for us smacked of a player desperate to do well but playing with to much tension.
We should only play commited players. Ok Wes could put himself in the shop window if he plays, and plays well, but he will try to hard, like he did in previous matches for us, and we again wont see him play his natural game. He needs to go into the games relaxed and take a chill pill. His last games for us smacked of a player desperate to do well but playing with to much tension. canfordcherry

3:50pm Thu 10 Jan 13

abc100 says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
With Grabham ill, Wes could be playing on Saturday, there's no hurry to let him go and given the way he was treated by the "deadly dou" who can blame him for wanting away.
Was wes treated badly by them, I can't really remember but I thought they picked him every week until after not scoring for 15ish games he was dropped, I stand corrected if that was not the case, I know they sent him out on loan which was clearly a bad sign but I think they gave him more than enough chances in the team
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: With Grabham ill, Wes could be playing on Saturday, there's no hurry to let him go and given the way he was treated by the "deadly dou" who can blame him for wanting away.[/p][/quote]Was wes treated badly by them, I can't really remember but I thought they picked him every week until after not scoring for 15ish games he was dropped, I stand corrected if that was not the case, I know they sent him out on loan which was clearly a bad sign but I think they gave him more than enough chances in the team abc100

3:50pm Thu 10 Jan 13

eaststandman says...

Justin Otherfan wrote:
We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?
I'd drop Arter all day long.

Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.
[quote][p][bold]Justin Otherfan[/bold] wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?[/p][/quote]I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling. eaststandman

3:53pm Thu 10 Jan 13

abc100 says...

eaststandman wrote:
Justin Otherfan wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?
I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.
Yeah that's why as soon as Eddie & Jason came back he was straight back in the side and we are still unbeaten,
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin Otherfan[/bold] wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?[/p][/quote]I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.[/p][/quote]Yeah that's why as soon as Eddie & Jason came back he was straight back in the side and we are still unbeaten, abc100

3:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

raybren says...

Yes I think this is another e.g. of Eddie's
mind games.Fully expect Wes Thomas
to be involved,either from start or from
bench Saturday and scoring.He has
always given his all when played,easy
to be critical but are the critics able to kick a ball properly themselves?!
Yes I think this is another e.g. of Eddie's mind games.Fully expect Wes Thomas to be involved,either from start or from bench Saturday and scoring.He has always given his all when played,easy to be critical but are the critics able to kick a ball properly themselves?! raybren

4:03pm Thu 10 Jan 13

afcb-mark says...

bourne free wrote:
Bidding war put him on EBAY !
Try Gumtree first, it's free.
[quote][p][bold]bourne free[/bold] wrote: Bidding war put him on EBAY ![/p][/quote]Try Gumtree first, it's free. afcb-mark

4:33pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Justin Otherfan says...

I don't think Arter has performed badly during the recent run. He formed a strong partnership with McDonald which worked really well. Richard Hughes has also performed really well when fit and both O'Kane and Fogden seem to be doing the business. I have faith that the manager will bring in midfielder if required. He knows a lot better than me, but I think another scorer that can bag as many as Grabban would be useful for when he is unavailable. Hopefully Brett will find his mojo soon and start smashing them in at the rate we know he can. I would like to see what Demouge is about, but won't hold my breath.
I don't think Arter has performed badly during the recent run. He formed a strong partnership with McDonald which worked really well. Richard Hughes has also performed really well when fit and both O'Kane and Fogden seem to be doing the business. I have faith that the manager will bring in midfielder if required. He knows a lot better than me, but I think another scorer that can bag as many as Grabban would be useful for when he is unavailable. Hopefully Brett will find his mojo soon and start smashing them in at the rate we know he can. I would like to see what Demouge is about, but won't hold my breath. Justin Otherfan

4:39pm Thu 10 Jan 13

nonnogeppetto says...

If Appleton goes to Blackburn as reported there will be another Championship club added to the list!!!!
If Appleton goes to Blackburn as reported there will be another Championship club added to the list!!!! nonnogeppetto

4:43pm Thu 10 Jan 13

golfer33 says...

eaststandman wrote:
Justin Otherfan wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?
I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.
Wow I dont believe what i am reading here, this guy is the force of midfield, he sprays the ball around, brilliant player just look at his work rate too. He has also shut his mouth lately.
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin Otherfan[/bold] wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?[/p][/quote]I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.[/p][/quote]Wow I dont believe what i am reading here, this guy is the force of midfield, he sprays the ball around, brilliant player just look at his work rate too. He has also shut his mouth lately. golfer33

5:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

smhinto says...

This is a Stocking filler by the Echo. It does not say anything that we did'nt know already!!.
.
Eddie has confirmed that thre has been no intrerest in Thomas apart from the loan request.
This is a Stocking filler by the Echo. It does not say anything that we did'nt know already!!. . Eddie has confirmed that thre has been no intrerest in Thomas apart from the loan request. smhinto

6:15pm Thu 10 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

PDC trying the mind games claiming he would sign 8 of our players as they are to good to be playing L1. Unbelievably Swindon mugs are on about King Eddie being their next manager. How very dare they.!!!!!!.
PDC trying the mind games claiming he would sign 8 of our players as they are to good to be playing L1. Unbelievably Swindon mugs are on about King Eddie being their next manager. How very dare they.!!!!!!. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

6:22pm Thu 10 Jan 13

pehf1rules says...

Let Thomas go !!!!!! Then everyone will be happy at the club. I also agree that he started well here but was soon found wanting at his terrible misses just went on and on and on !!!!!
Let Thomas go !!!!!! Then everyone will be happy at the club. I also agree that he started well here but was soon found wanting at his terrible misses just went on and on and on !!!!! pehf1rules

6:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

pehf1rules wrote:
Let Thomas go !!!!!! Then everyone will be happy at the club. I also agree that he started well here but was soon found wanting at his terrible misses just went on and on and on !!!!!
He is bad for morale, get rid to the highest bidder.
[quote][p][bold]pehf1rules[/bold] wrote: Let Thomas go !!!!!! Then everyone will be happy at the club. I also agree that he started well here but was soon found wanting at his terrible misses just went on and on and on !!!!![/p][/quote]He is bad for morale, get rid to the highest bidder. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

6:35pm Thu 10 Jan 13

abc100 says...

golfer33 wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
Justin Otherfan wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?
I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.
Wow I dont believe what i am reading here, this guy is the force of midfield, he sprays the ball around, brilliant player just look at his work rate too. He has also shut his mouth lately.
Spot on, of course Harry sometimes gives the ball away as do all players yes he is not the best tackler in the world but we are a much better team when he plays, he is always looking to do something positive, start an attack, get the ball out wide to where we are strong, the only games we have lost this season are the ones he ain't played in, he is always gonna get booked for silly things and he has got to keep it shut, he is our playmaker and he makes our whole team tick. We all have our own opinions on players but I just can't get my head around any negativity on Harry.
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin Otherfan[/bold] wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?[/p][/quote]I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.[/p][/quote]Wow I dont believe what i am reading here, this guy is the force of midfield, he sprays the ball around, brilliant player just look at his work rate too. He has also shut his mouth lately.[/p][/quote]Spot on, of course Harry sometimes gives the ball away as do all players yes he is not the best tackler in the world but we are a much better team when he plays, he is always looking to do something positive, start an attack, get the ball out wide to where we are strong, the only games we have lost this season are the ones he ain't played in, he is always gonna get booked for silly things and he has got to keep it shut, he is our playmaker and he makes our whole team tick. We all have our own opinions on players but I just can't get my head around any negativity on Harry. abc100

7:04pm Thu 10 Jan 13

raybren says...

Wigan season ticket holders only can go to replay.
Wigan season ticket holders only can go to replay. raybren

8:08pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Justin Otherfan says...

abc100 wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
Justin Otherfan wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?
I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.
Wow I dont believe what i am reading here, this guy is the force of midfield, he sprays the ball around, brilliant player just look at his work rate too. He has also shut his mouth lately.
Spot on, of course Harry sometimes gives the ball away as do all players yes he is not the best tackler in the world but we are a much better team when he plays, he is always looking to do something positive, start an attack, get the ball out wide to where we are strong, the only games we have lost this season are the ones he ain't played in, he is always gonna get booked for silly things and he has got to keep it shut, he is our playmaker and he makes our whole team tick. We all have our own opinions on players but I just can't get my head around any negativity on Harry.
Totally agree. As I said in a later post the Arter McDonald partnership worked really well. They made a formidable pairing. I am sure they will do so again when Sean is fit again. That is providing he can push Hughes out, who has also been in great form. People keep going on about Bartley but I can't see what he would bring that we don't already have??? I like the guy but that is no reason to bring him back. Does he have something we are missing? If there is a footballing reason for his return then I have complete faith that EH will have identified it and will act accordingly, but I doubt it would be because of the way the current players are performing.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin Otherfan[/bold] wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?[/p][/quote]I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.[/p][/quote]Wow I dont believe what i am reading here, this guy is the force of midfield, he sprays the ball around, brilliant player just look at his work rate too. He has also shut his mouth lately.[/p][/quote]Spot on, of course Harry sometimes gives the ball away as do all players yes he is not the best tackler in the world but we are a much better team when he plays, he is always looking to do something positive, start an attack, get the ball out wide to where we are strong, the only games we have lost this season are the ones he ain't played in, he is always gonna get booked for silly things and he has got to keep it shut, he is our playmaker and he makes our whole team tick. We all have our own opinions on players but I just can't get my head around any negativity on Harry.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. As I said in a later post the Arter McDonald partnership worked really well. They made a formidable pairing. I am sure they will do so again when Sean is fit again. That is providing he can push Hughes out, who has also been in great form. People keep going on about Bartley but I can't see what he would bring that we don't already have??? I like the guy but that is no reason to bring him back. Does he have something we are missing? If there is a footballing reason for his return then I have complete faith that EH will have identified it and will act accordingly, but I doubt it would be because of the way the current players are performing. Justin Otherfan

8:14pm Thu 10 Jan 13

bigfatsteve says...

abc100 wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
Justin Otherfan wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?
I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.
Wow I dont believe what i am reading here, this guy is the force of midfield, he sprays the ball around, brilliant player just look at his work rate too. He has also shut his mouth lately.
Spot on, of course Harry sometimes gives the ball away as do all players yes he is not the best tackler in the world but we are a much better team when he plays, he is always looking to do something positive, start an attack, get the ball out wide to where we are strong, the only games we have lost this season are the ones he ain't played in, he is always gonna get booked for silly things and he has got to keep it shut, he is our playmaker and he makes our whole team tick. We all have our own opinions on players but I just can't get my head around any negativity on Harry.
Can't believe some so called supporters are slagging off our first team players. Harry Arter has played 25 games, Cherries unbeaten in those 25 games. All 5 games Harry missed, cherries lost. Enough said!
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin Otherfan[/bold] wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?[/p][/quote]I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.[/p][/quote]Wow I dont believe what i am reading here, this guy is the force of midfield, he sprays the ball around, brilliant player just look at his work rate too. He has also shut his mouth lately.[/p][/quote]Spot on, of course Harry sometimes gives the ball away as do all players yes he is not the best tackler in the world but we are a much better team when he plays, he is always looking to do something positive, start an attack, get the ball out wide to where we are strong, the only games we have lost this season are the ones he ain't played in, he is always gonna get booked for silly things and he has got to keep it shut, he is our playmaker and he makes our whole team tick. We all have our own opinions on players but I just can't get my head around any negativity on Harry.[/p][/quote]Can't believe some so called supporters are slagging off our first team players. Harry Arter has played 25 games, Cherries unbeaten in those 25 games. All 5 games Harry missed, cherries lost. Enough said! bigfatsteve

8:49pm Thu 10 Jan 13

abc100 says...

bigfatsteve wrote:
abc100 wrote:
golfer33 wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
Justin Otherfan wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?
I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.
Wow I dont believe what i am reading here, this guy is the force of midfield, he sprays the ball around, brilliant player just look at his work rate too. He has also shut his mouth lately.
Spot on, of course Harry sometimes gives the ball away as do all players yes he is not the best tackler in the world but we are a much better team when he plays, he is always looking to do something positive, start an attack, get the ball out wide to where we are strong, the only games we have lost this season are the ones he ain't played in, he is always gonna get booked for silly things and he has got to keep it shut, he is our playmaker and he makes our whole team tick. We all have our own opinions on players but I just can't get my head around any negativity on Harry.
Can't believe some so called supporters are slagging off our first team players. Harry Arter has played 25 games, Cherries unbeaten in those 25 games. All 5 games Harry missed, cherries lost. Enough said!
Me neither, of course we all have our opinions and that's great, Harry has been fantastic this season & since McDonald has been injured he has really stepped up and taken the senior role in there with O'kane
[quote][p][bold]bigfatsteve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin Otherfan[/bold] wrote: We should cash in while we have a chance. He clearly wants to leave. he is quoted as asking for a move, and this has never been denied by Wes. if he is unhappy it is very unlikely he will return to the form he had when he first arrived. We have achieved a lot while he has been gone so we can live without him. Holding onto him when he wants to leave will just make things worse. Not s sure about bringing Bartley back. Who would get dropped to make way for him?[/p][/quote]I'd drop Arter all day long. Gives the ball away too much, poor marking and tackling.[/p][/quote]Wow I dont believe what i am reading here, this guy is the force of midfield, he sprays the ball around, brilliant player just look at his work rate too. He has also shut his mouth lately.[/p][/quote]Spot on, of course Harry sometimes gives the ball away as do all players yes he is not the best tackler in the world but we are a much better team when he plays, he is always looking to do something positive, start an attack, get the ball out wide to where we are strong, the only games we have lost this season are the ones he ain't played in, he is always gonna get booked for silly things and he has got to keep it shut, he is our playmaker and he makes our whole team tick. We all have our own opinions on players but I just can't get my head around any negativity on Harry.[/p][/quote]Can't believe some so called supporters are slagging off our first team players. Harry Arter has played 25 games, Cherries unbeaten in those 25 games. All 5 games Harry missed, cherries lost. Enough said![/p][/quote]Me neither, of course we all have our opinions and that's great, Harry has been fantastic this season & since McDonald has been injured he has really stepped up and taken the senior role in there with O'kane abc100

12:49am Fri 11 Jan 13

Dont have short memorys says...

Thomas has served his purpose so if someone wants him and is prepared to pay what the Club think he is worth then its bye by. One thing that does amuse me though (hence my title on here) is Warren Cummings wanted to go a few Years back taking advice from his Dad (who was acting as his Agent) same sort of coverage as this moving on to bigger and better things then NOBODY wanted him so he stayed and low and behold a couple of Years later he was labelled by the ECHO as a loyal servent of the Club I guess what I am saying is take it all with a pinch of salt
Thomas has served his purpose so if someone wants him and is prepared to pay what the Club think he is worth then its bye by. One thing that does amuse me though (hence my title on here) is Warren Cummings wanted to go a few Years back taking advice from his Dad (who was acting as his Agent) same sort of coverage as this moving on to bigger and better things then NOBODY wanted him so he stayed and low and behold a couple of Years later he was labelled by the ECHO as a loyal servent of the Club I guess what I am saying is take it all with a pinch of salt Dont have short memorys

11:01am Fri 11 Jan 13

Square Old Codger says...

With Appleton likely to be appointed Blackburn's Manager today, Wes could have another suitor. Have a sneaking frrling that Wes might well be playing tomorrow, should Grabham not recover in time.
With Appleton likely to be appointed Blackburn's Manager today, Wes could have another suitor. Have a sneaking frrling that Wes might well be playing tomorrow, should Grabham not recover in time. Square Old Codger

11:27am Fri 11 Jan 13

John T says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
With Appleton likely to be appointed Blackburn's Manager today, Wes could have another suitor. Have a sneaking frrling that Wes might well be playing tomorrow, should Grabham not recover in time.
I take it you meant 'grab'em'...goals Imean!
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: With Appleton likely to be appointed Blackburn's Manager today, Wes could have another suitor. Have a sneaking frrling that Wes might well be playing tomorrow, should Grabham not recover in time.[/p][/quote]I take it you meant 'grab'em'...goals Imean! John T

6:10pm Fri 11 Jan 13

peterbond038 says...

SPOKE to a couple of the players on wednesday,they reckon grabbon will be fit for swindon,hes had a virus, if not thomas could play up front with pitman,my guess is he will be on the bench-eddie h likes thomas and with all this ambivalence over where appleton ends up could mean an opening surely to offer thomas a new deal- i saya 500k sale or if blackburn or burnley wont cough up then we keep him don't accept anything less for him hes scored recent goals+assists in the championship-bartely would be a great signing, hughes is a good player but also injury prone so don't believe we can rely on him long term-breaking news appleton is the new blackburn manager!!
SPOKE to a couple of the players on wednesday,they reckon grabbon will be fit for swindon,hes had a virus, if not thomas could play up front with pitman,my guess is he will be on the bench-eddie h likes thomas and with all this ambivalence over where appleton ends up could mean an opening surely to offer thomas a new deal- i saya 500k sale or if blackburn or burnley wont cough up then we keep him don't accept anything less for him hes scored recent goals+assists in the championship-bartely would be a great signing, hughes is a good player but also injury prone so don't believe we can rely on him long term-breaking news appleton is the new blackburn manager!! peterbond038

6:21pm Fri 11 Jan 13

peterbond038 says...

Arter is playing brilliantly in midfield he makes us tick-pity we didn't sign Danny Hollands when we had the chance,maybe can when he finishes his present 4 week loan at Swindon-get Dan on a permanent deal he has dropped subtle hints that he wouldn't mind coming back here recently...
Arter is playing brilliantly in midfield he makes us tick-pity we didn't sign Danny Hollands when we had the chance,maybe can when he finishes his present 4 week loan at Swindon-get Dan on a permanent deal he has dropped subtle hints that he wouldn't mind coming back here recently... peterbond038

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