Cherries: Pitman insists there is more to come

BRETT Pitman is convinced Cherries are equipped for the Championship but believes there is still more to come from Eddie Howe’s promotion hopefuls.

Jerseyman Pitman has netted four times in eight League One appearances since returning to the club from Bristol City, initially on loan, in November.

The 24-year-old striker bagged 20 goals in the Championship for the Robins and is adamant Cherries could more than hold their own at the next level.

Pitman, who has plundered 63 league goals in his Cherries career, told the Daily Echo: “You can’t be a bad team if you don’t lose for 18 games. The run included a draw with a Premier League club in the FA Cup and some wins against some good teams. I still think there is more to come.

“We have got good players and we try to play the right way. We have a philosophy and a manager who believes and encourages us to play that way. He knows there are going to be mistakes at times and they might cost us goals.

“The easy way to play is to get the ball as far away as possible from your goal and the hard way is the way we are playing. At times, we have been very good at it.”

Pitman, whose Cherries move was made permanent earlier this month, is likely to feature when Howe’s men entertain League One rivals Crewe at Dean Court this afternoon (3pm).

  • Cherries are hoping Miles Addison can avoid going under the knife after stepping up his comeback bid.

The club captain upped his rehabilitation programme after taking advice from two surgeons on his foot problem.

Cherries confirmed that the defender had started running and could resume training within two weeks.

However, if Addison endures any further setbacks in his quest for fitness, Cherries confirmed he might be forced to have season-ending surgery.

Long-term injury victim Charlie Sheringham, sidelined since damaging his foot on Boxing Day 2011, is also making progress.

The striker has been working with sports scientist Dan Hodges and could rejoin first-team training in the next few weeks.

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9:01am Sat 26 Jan 13

Football banning order yob says...

Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison. Football banning order yob

9:11am Sat 26 Jan 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Football banning order yob wrote:
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
What a horrible thing to say.
[quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.[/p][/quote]What a horrible thing to say. Mike Oxbig

9:35am Sat 26 Jan 13

cherries13 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Football banning order yob wrote:
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
What a horrible thing to say.
Agreed let's hope it's not surgery as we need all the squad players we can for the run in. Eddie is not a fool and has shown by dropping James he's happy to make key decisions unlike the previous managers. Addison will have to take a reserve roll and I'm sure that's all Eddie has planned for him.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.[/p][/quote]What a horrible thing to say.[/p][/quote]Agreed let's hope it's not surgery as we need all the squad players we can for the run in. Eddie is not a fool and has shown by dropping James he's happy to make key decisions unlike the previous managers. Addison will have to take a reserve roll and I'm sure that's all Eddie has planned for him. cherries13

9:53am Sat 26 Jan 13

afcbtintin says...

Great news about Charlie. I thought the few games he played he was really promising. Here's to a continued progress to full recovery.
Great news about Charlie. I thought the few games he played he was really promising. Here's to a continued progress to full recovery. afcbtintin

9:59am Sat 26 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

Football banning order yob wrote:
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
Firstly that's a disgraceful post, you should feel totally ashamed of yourself and the worst thing is you call yourself a fan!!! Brett's right, i think the squad is shaping up really well now, there is certainly room for improvement. Too many chances going begging at the moment, but the whole club has made vast strides in the right direction in the past few months and it's still evolving. Watching DVD's of Brett's goals back in Div2 in particular, it would be great if he began to find that sort of form again, some of his goals were incredible ala Burton at home I think it was... Good Luck today guys, 3 points please... UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.[/p][/quote]Firstly that's a disgraceful post, you should feel totally ashamed of yourself and the worst thing is you call yourself a fan!!! Brett's right, i think the squad is shaping up really well now, there is certainly room for improvement. Too many chances going begging at the moment, but the whole club has made vast strides in the right direction in the past few months and it's still evolving. Watching DVD's of Brett's goals back in Div2 in particular, it would be great if he began to find that sort of form again, some of his goals were incredible ala Burton at home I think it was... Good Luck today guys, 3 points please... UTCIAD Afcbpete

10:08am Sat 26 Jan 13

DansAFCB says...

Football banning order yob wrote:
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
I am with you on that there is no way that lump should be back in a shirt for us he is useless! Send him packing Eddie!

UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.[/p][/quote]I am with you on that there is no way that lump should be back in a shirt for us he is useless! Send him packing Eddie! UTCIAD DansAFCB

10:43am Sat 26 Jan 13

bigfatsteve says...

DansAFCB wrote:
Football banning order yob wrote:
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
I am with you on that there is no way that lump should be back in a shirt for us he is useless! Send him packing Eddie!

UTCIAD
You two need to go and have a long hard look in the mirror at yourselves. We all have favourite players and players we all have players, who we don't think are good enough to be in the team. You're entitled to you're opinion. but to wish an operation on a player that will keep him out for the rest of the season is shameful. The only person who sees the players daily and can make a proper judgement is the manager and Eddie's not doing a bad job of it at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]DansAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.[/p][/quote]I am with you on that there is no way that lump should be back in a shirt for us he is useless! Send him packing Eddie! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]You two need to go and have a long hard look in the mirror at yourselves. We all have favourite players and players we all have players, who we don't think are good enough to be in the team. You're entitled to you're opinion. but to wish an operation on a player that will keep him out for the rest of the season is shameful. The only person who sees the players daily and can make a proper judgement is the manager and Eddie's not doing a bad job of it at the moment. bigfatsteve

10:43am Sat 26 Jan 13

bigfatsteve says...

DansAFCB wrote:
Football banning order yob wrote:
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
I am with you on that there is no way that lump should be back in a shirt for us he is useless! Send him packing Eddie!

UTCIAD
You two need to go and have a long hard look in the mirror at yourselves. We all have favourite players and players we all have players, who we don't think are good enough to be in the team. You're entitled to you're opinion. but to wish an operation on a player that will keep him out for the rest of the season is shameful. The only person who sees the players daily and can make a proper judgement is the manager and Eddie's not doing a bad job of it at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]DansAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.[/p][/quote]I am with you on that there is no way that lump should be back in a shirt for us he is useless! Send him packing Eddie! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]You two need to go and have a long hard look in the mirror at yourselves. We all have favourite players and players we all have players, who we don't think are good enough to be in the team. You're entitled to you're opinion. but to wish an operation on a player that will keep him out for the rest of the season is shameful. The only person who sees the players daily and can make a proper judgement is the manager and Eddie's not doing a bad job of it at the moment. bigfatsteve

10:47am Sat 26 Jan 13

bigfatsteve says...

DansAFCB wrote:
Football banning order yob wrote:
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
I am with you on that there is no way that lump should be back in a shirt for us he is useless! Send him packing Eddie!

UTCIAD
You two need to go and have a long hard look in the mirror at yourselves. We all have favourite players and players, who we don't think are good enough to be in the team. You're entitled to you're opinion. but to wish an operation on a player that will keep him out for the rest of the season is shameful. The only person who sees the players daily and can make a proper judgement is the manager and Eddie's not doing a bad job of it at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]DansAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.[/p][/quote]I am with you on that there is no way that lump should be back in a shirt for us he is useless! Send him packing Eddie! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]You two need to go and have a long hard look in the mirror at yourselves. We all have favourite players and players, who we don't think are good enough to be in the team. You're entitled to you're opinion. but to wish an operation on a player that will keep him out for the rest of the season is shameful. The only person who sees the players daily and can make a proper judgement is the manager and Eddie's not doing a bad job of it at the moment. bigfatsteve

11:19am Sat 26 Jan 13

Deejaycee says...

Football banning order yob wrote:
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
"Yob" just about sums him up.
[quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.[/p][/quote]"Yob" just about sums him up. Deejaycee

11:23am Sat 26 Jan 13

Cherry Tony says...

Deejaycee wrote:
Football banning order yob wrote:
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
"Yob" just about sums him up.
This guy 'football banning order yob'
constantly slates our own players. Go and support someone else.
[quote][p][bold]Deejaycee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.[/p][/quote]"Yob" just about sums him up.[/p][/quote]This guy 'football banning order yob' constantly slates our own players. Go and support someone else. Cherry Tony

11:30am Sat 26 Jan 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

. WHAT you need to remember is we were still unbeaten when Addison was in the team as well. . . .
. WHAT you need to remember is we were still unbeaten when Addison was in the team as well. . . . RED LETTER DAY

11:42am Sat 26 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Football banning order yob wrote:
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
Over-stepped the mark there yob. It's one thing to slate the useless ex management duo, director of football, drunken chairman etc but totally unexceptable to knock one of your own players.
As with all the squad, Eddie & Jason will work on Addisons weakness and improve him. Give the lad a break, he may well turn out a lot better than you think.
[quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.[/p][/quote]Over-stepped the mark there yob. It's one thing to slate the useless ex management duo, director of football, drunken chairman etc but totally unexceptable to knock one of your own players. As with all the squad, Eddie & Jason will work on Addisons weakness and improve him. Give the lad a break, he may well turn out a lot better than you think. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

12:46pm Sat 26 Jan 13

smhinto says...

If there is any truth in the rumour that Daniels, Francis, O'kane and Mcquoid are injured and Cook being absent then I am afraid will be lucky to hold on for a draw today.
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Let's just think about this for a moment.!!!
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You can't go into any game with both first choice full backs missing and half your midfield absent and still expect to get a result.
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Just who is going to replace them ??
Cook would normally fit in a right back but is not available, Meades is on lonn and cannot cover at left back, Daniels if selected will play carrying an injury.
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So assume this to be the worst case senario please list your starting eleven minus these players. Any answer should make interesting reading.
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Let's just hope that these rumours are just pre-match hype.
.
Regards””
If there is any truth in the rumour that Daniels, Francis, O'kane and Mcquoid are injured and Cook being absent then I am afraid will be lucky to hold on for a draw today. . Let's just think about this for a moment.!!! . You can't go into any game with both first choice full backs missing and half your midfield absent and still expect to get a result. . Just who is going to replace them ?? Cook would normally fit in a right back but is not available, Meades is on lonn and cannot cover at left back, Daniels if selected will play carrying an injury. . So assume this to be the worst case senario please list your starting eleven minus these players. Any answer should make interesting reading. . Let's just hope that these rumours are just pre-match hype. . Regards”” smhinto

12:49pm Sat 26 Jan 13

West moors 1 says...

Squad is looking better and better, however I feel we really miss McDonald and if we didn't have our midfield wonder O'Kane, we would of been struggling. Lets hope for a hat full of goals today! Up the cherries!!
Squad is looking better and better, however I feel we really miss McDonald and if we didn't have our midfield wonder O'Kane, we would of been struggling. Lets hope for a hat full of goals today! Up the cherries!! West moors 1

1:25pm Sat 26 Jan 13

stevobath says...

Another difficult game.I think a draw coul be on the cards? Hope I'm wrong though! :)
Another difficult game.I think a draw coul be on the cards? Hope I'm wrong though! :) stevobath

7:52pm Sun 27 Jan 13

r&bman says...

With regard to Miles there was a time when my opnion of Supa Fetch was he would make a good centrehalf for Poole Town how wrong i was!
With regard to Miles there was a time when my opnion of Supa Fetch was he would make a good centrehalf for Poole Town how wrong i was! r&bman

8:57pm Sun 27 Jan 13

jakeysredd says...

Get behind the team whoever is in the side, wishing people to have surgery is pretty lowlife I think, have any of you trolls ever had a bad day or two at work (that is if you do) get off his back,
Get behind the team whoever is in the side, wishing people to have surgery is pretty lowlife I think, have any of you trolls ever had a bad day or two at work (that is if you do) get off his back, jakeysredd

9:16pm Sun 27 Jan 13

snake hips says...

DansAFCB wrote:
Football banning order yob wrote:
Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.
I am with you on that there is no way that lump should be back in a shirt for us he is useless! Send him packing Eddie!

UTCIAD
2 most sensible comments on here. Addison is a liability. Slow turning circle of the qe2. Never a captain, send him packing to aldershot. Baudry should never have been released.
[quote][p][bold]DansAFCB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Football banning order yob[/bold] wrote: Let's hope it's surgery for Addison.[/p][/quote]I am with you on that there is no way that lump should be back in a shirt for us he is useless! Send him packing Eddie! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]2 most sensible comments on here. Addison is a liability. Slow turning circle of the qe2. Never a captain, send him packing to aldershot. Baudry should never have been released. snake hips

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