Cherries: Lowe acted like a man possessed says Elphick

HORROR SHOW: Ryan Lowe's two-footed tackle on Tommy Elphick

HORROR SHOW: Ryan Lowe's two-footed tackle on Tommy Elphick

First published in Cherries News Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

CHERRIES star Tommy Elphick has launched a blistering attack on Ryan Lowe and has branded the MK Dons striker “an absolute animal”.

Elphick was the victim of Lowe’s horrendous two-footed lunge during Cherries’ clash with the Dons on Saturday, a challenge he claims was pre-meditated.

Lowe’s vicious assault earned him a straight red card from referee Scott Mathieson and saw Elphick limp off after he had sustained damage to his shin and knee.

The defender has accused Lowe of acting like “a man possessed” and has also alleged he directed “inhumane” comments at some of his Cherries team-mates.

Elphick has also dismissed as a publicity stunt a post-match apology from Lowe, insisting the Dons player made no attempt to say sorry for his actions in person.

And in a no-holds-barred interview with the Daily Echo, Elphick, who is today due to have a scan to ascertain the full extent of the injury, says the tackle could have “snapped in half” his leg.

Speaking to the Echo last night, Elphick said: “I have never experienced anything like it. I don’t know what it was with the guy but he acted like an absolute animal from the first whistle. I never wind up an opponent because I don’t think there is any need for it. He was doing things I don’t agree with.

“There was an incident before the sending off and he sparked that as well. The pair of us went in for a challenge and we ended up in a bundle on the floor before he tried to stamp on me. He was saying things which were inhumane and was like a man possessed.

“I saw the tackle coming and he had tried to do me two or three times before. I saw him out of the corner of my eye and he jumped off the floor with two feet. If my leg had been planted, there is no doubt in my mind that he would have snapped it in half.

“Hopefully, I got lucky but we will have to wait and see what the scan shows. I was attempting a pass but when I saw him coming for me, I managed to turn it into a tackle and, hopefully, that saved me from breaking my leg.

“He was totally responsible and was bang out of order to put another professional at that sort of risk.

“He was struggling to compete and wasn’t good enough for us. I think that was why he got himself so wound up. But if he thinks lunging two-footed at another player was the answer then he didn’t deserve to be on the same pitch as us.

“Nothing he can say can take away from what he did. Apparently, he tried to apologise but I didn’t see him and I hung around the ground. I was in reception and the players’ lounge and was in the changing room for a long time getting treatment. If he had really wanted to apologise, he would have found me.”

Lowe, 34, was put up for interview by the MK Dons press office and was lauded for his actions by some sections of the media. He described the tackle as “outrageous” and said it was out of character. He offered an apology to “the fans, the club, my team-mates, my family and everyone associated with MK Dons” before adding he hoped “the lad was all right”.

Elphick said: “I think he even turned that in favour of himself and turned it into the Ryan Lowe Show. He said he was sickened and sorry about how he had let down his club and his family. Not once did he go out of his way to apologise to me so, again, he has been very crafty in his ways.

“They sent him out with the right intentions. He seems to have got a lot of credit for coming out and saying what he said. I think it is an absolute farce because there is more to it than what people think.

“I know what I saw and I know what he was saying to some of my team-mates. There is a mutual respect and he didn’t show any. It was disgusting what he was saying and it left a really bad taste in my mouth.”

Elphick, who declined to reveal what he alleges Lowe had said or to which players, added: “Potentially, it could have been career-threatening and still could be.

“He will have three games where he will have a bit of time off, get time to spend with his family, have a little break, maybe even a holiday and I will have to sit here and do rehab because of his stupidity and craziness. It was all down to the lack of class and ability he showed on the day.

“I can’t credit the referee enough for the way he dealt with the situation. In his powers, all he can do is show the red card. If anyone at the FA actually took the time to look at it, I think they would soon reconsider the length of his ban.”

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7:18am Mon 4 Feb 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Really hope it's not too bad for you Tommy as we all know how good you've been as our captain!!!
Really hope it's not too bad for you Tommy as we all know how good you've been as our captain!!! TedMacsCherryPants
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7:44am Mon 4 Feb 13

curryandstella says...

If it happened in the Prem it would be all over the national news with people saying, LOWE LIFE, should be banned for x amount of games not just the 3. Hope Tommy is ok. The only shame is that we wont be playing MK Dons next season to give LOWE LIFE SOME STICK ,as we will be in the Championship. UTC.
If it happened in the Prem it would be all over the national news with people saying, LOWE LIFE, should be banned for x amount of games not just the 3. Hope Tommy is ok. The only shame is that we wont be playing MK Dons next season to give LOWE LIFE SOME STICK ,as we will be in the Championship. UTC. curryandstella
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8:13am Mon 4 Feb 13

AFCBade says...

Definitely worth more than three game ban for serious violent conduct. Any news on just how bad the injury is (pre-scan?)
Definitely worth more than three game ban for serious violent conduct. Any news on just how bad the injury is (pre-scan?) AFCBade
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8:23am Mon 4 Feb 13

steve518 says...

I was at the game it was far worse than it looked on the TV. The ref almost shoved him off the pitch too.
I was at the game it was far worse than it looked on the TV. The ref almost shoved him off the pitch too. steve518
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8:24am Mon 4 Feb 13

Piston_Broke says...

Seeing as Tommy declined to inform the Daily Echo as to what Lowe had said to him and his team-mates on the pitch, it's not quite a "no holds barred" interview. In over 40 years of watching football, I don't think I've ever seen a more blatant attempt to injure a fellow pro, and whilst the ref did act in the only way he could, I feel AFCB should ask the Football League to take a look and consider an additional penalty, due to the exceptional circumstances involved. This was no mis-timed tackle or error of judgement. It was assault, pure and simple. Let's hope the outlook for Tommy is not as bad as we fear, as he is the rock on which our strength is based.
Seeing as Tommy declined to inform the Daily Echo as to what Lowe had said to him and his team-mates on the pitch, it's not quite a "no holds barred" interview. In over 40 years of watching football, I don't think I've ever seen a more blatant attempt to injure a fellow pro, and whilst the ref did act in the only way he could, I feel AFCB should ask the Football League to take a look and consider an additional penalty, due to the exceptional circumstances involved. This was no mis-timed tackle or error of judgement. It was assault, pure and simple. Let's hope the outlook for Tommy is not as bad as we fear, as he is the rock on which our strength is based. Piston_Broke
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8:29am Mon 4 Feb 13

afcbtintin says...

Teams are running scared of us. Its such a shame some players feel they have to take it in to their own hands (feet) to take us out of the game.

Good luck with rehab Tommy

UTCIAD
Teams are running scared of us. Its such a shame some players feel they have to take it in to their own hands (feet) to take us out of the game. Good luck with rehab Tommy UTCIAD afcbtintin
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8:30am Mon 4 Feb 13

Fanfor45 says...

In the same way that Eddie was prised away from Burnley, I wonder whether someone can pop up the M66 and just tell Bury that it was all a mistake and can we have our high-class centre half back to resume his career with a team that is heading inexorably upwards. Brilliant (unbelievable) result but now is the time for Zubar to come to the party. Then 8000 or more pairs of fingers don't need to be crossed for our great captain and team. Up the Cherries!!!
In the same way that Eddie was prised away from Burnley, I wonder whether someone can pop up the M66 and just tell Bury that it was all a mistake and can we have our high-class centre half back to resume his career with a team that is heading inexorably upwards. Brilliant (unbelievable) result but now is the time for Zubar to come to the party. Then 8000 or more pairs of fingers don't need to be crossed for our great captain and team. Up the Cherries!!! Fanfor45
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8:42am Mon 4 Feb 13

ianbthomson says...

Just a complete thug. Hope that throw the book at him. Absolutely disgusting tackle and I really hope that the scan is not too bad
Just a complete thug. Hope that throw the book at him. Absolutely disgusting tackle and I really hope that the scan is not too bad ianbthomson
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8:56am Mon 4 Feb 13

Dukecherry says...

It would be totally irresponsible on the part of the FA if they did not look into this tackle and dealt with it as a carer threatining challenge. This is an act of GBH and the police should be involved.
Thugs like Lowe should be thrown out of the game in view of his dispicable post-match comments. No remorse means premeditation.

Best of luck Tommy.
It would be totally irresponsible on the part of the FA if they did not look into this tackle and dealt with it as a carer threatining challenge. This is an act of GBH and the police should be involved. Thugs like Lowe should be thrown out of the game in view of his dispicable post-match comments. No remorse means premeditation. Best of luck Tommy. Dukecherry
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8:57am Mon 4 Feb 13

dc addict says...

No it wasn't assault. It was GBH, premeditated, with malice aforethought. The sole intention was to take Tommy out without a single thought about a fellow professional's career, his family or anything else.
Needless to say, the gin soaked, pin striped fools that infest Lancaster Gate won't even look at the video or pictures, particularly today's excellent picture in the Echo. Look at the animal's eyes. Fully focused on Tommy's leg. and nothing else.
No it wasn't assault. It was GBH, premeditated, with malice aforethought. The sole intention was to take Tommy out without a single thought about a fellow professional's career, his family or anything else. Needless to say, the gin soaked, pin striped fools that infest Lancaster Gate won't even look at the video or pictures, particularly today's excellent picture in the Echo. Look at the animal's eyes. Fully focused on Tommy's leg. and nothing else. dc addict
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9:16am Mon 4 Feb 13

jontee says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
In the same way that Eddie was prised away from Burnley, I wonder whether someone can pop up the M66 and just tell Bury that it was all a mistake and can we have our high-class centre half back to resume his career with a team that is heading inexorably upwards. Brilliant (unbelievable) result but now is the time for Zubar to come to the party. Then 8000 or more pairs of fingers don't need to be crossed for our great captain and team. Up the Cherries!!!
How right you are Fanfor45 ! I suppose it just shows that no one is perfect, not even EH because I think he has really dropped a clanger here. If Cook goes down it will become an even bigger clanger.
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Elphick goes off and Ritchie comes on. That says it all. Apart from the fact that we didn't sign Bartley (hotly tipped and wanted by so many), this transfer window has been a big disappointment. True, Eddie has got rid of the 2 dud dutch signings, but we are awash with midfielders and wingers yet we sign 2 more. At the same time, knowing Cook could go down, we send Zubar away. This has hardly corrected the imbalance in the squad, and I believe these decisions could cost us a play-off spot.
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I always feel a team will go through a bad spell. We haven't had one yet (I don't count the first 11 games. Our season started in October.) So chances are we will go through one soon. No team can keep up the amazing form since Eddie arrived. And the top teams are lining up for us.
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Like SMHINTO, my glasses are not rose tinted, so here goes:

REGARDS !!
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: In the same way that Eddie was prised away from Burnley, I wonder whether someone can pop up the M66 and just tell Bury that it was all a mistake and can we have our high-class centre half back to resume his career with a team that is heading inexorably upwards. Brilliant (unbelievable) result but now is the time for Zubar to come to the party. Then 8000 or more pairs of fingers don't need to be crossed for our great captain and team. Up the Cherries!!![/p][/quote]How right you are Fanfor45 ! I suppose it just shows that no one is perfect, not even EH because I think he has really dropped a clanger here. If Cook goes down it will become an even bigger clanger. . Elphick goes off and Ritchie comes on. That says it all. Apart from the fact that we didn't sign Bartley (hotly tipped and wanted by so many), this transfer window has been a big disappointment. True, Eddie has got rid of the 2 dud dutch signings, but we are awash with midfielders and wingers yet we sign 2 more. At the same time, knowing Cook could go down, we send Zubar away. This has hardly corrected the imbalance in the squad, and I believe these decisions could cost us a play-off spot. . I always feel a team will go through a bad spell. We haven't had one yet (I don't count the first 11 games. Our season started in October.) So chances are we will go through one soon. No team can keep up the amazing form since Eddie arrived. And the top teams are lining up for us. . Like SMHINTO, my glasses are not rose tinted, so here goes: REGARDS !! jontee
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9:26am Mon 4 Feb 13

PaulRaffle says...

jontee -
May I respectfully suggest that your post was a complete load of bo***x.

THAT says it all !
jontee - May I respectfully suggest that your post was a complete load of bo***x. THAT says it all ! PaulRaffle
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9:38am Mon 4 Feb 13

susi.m says...

A player of 34 years old should have self contolling. What a total thug.
Please update us asap on Tommy.
A player of 34 years old should have self contolling. What a total thug. Please update us asap on Tommy. susi.m
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9:42am Mon 4 Feb 13

coops1965 says...

What I saw on Saturday was an awful tackle from a very experienced player who to think we coveted just over a year ago. This is going to happen unfortunately because of the jealousy and the fear factor from all the other front running clubs.

For all of those that went to the Franchise
stadium on Saturday which I must say is superb but wasted on that town, "great effort"
and up the cherries.
What I saw on Saturday was an awful tackle from a very experienced player who to think we coveted just over a year ago. This is going to happen unfortunately because of the jealousy and the fear factor from all the other front running clubs. For all of those that went to the Franchise stadium on Saturday which I must say is superb but wasted on that town, "great effort" and up the cherries. coops1965
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9:43am Mon 4 Feb 13

coops1965 says...

A final message once again to any other club out there,

FEAR US, FEAR US, FEAR US !
A final message once again to any other club out there, FEAR US, FEAR US, FEAR US ! coops1965
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9:47am Mon 4 Feb 13

Afcbpete says...

ianbthomson wrote:
Just a complete thug. Hope that throw the book at him. Absolutely disgusting tackle and I really hope that the scan is not too bad
Took the words right out of my mouth. The VERY Best of Luck for today Tommy!!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: Just a complete thug. Hope that throw the book at him. Absolutely disgusting tackle and I really hope that the scan is not too bad[/p][/quote]Took the words right out of my mouth. The VERY Best of Luck for today Tommy!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
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9:53am Mon 4 Feb 13

MrBlueSky says...

jontee wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
In the same way that Eddie was prised away from Burnley, I wonder whether someone can pop up the M66 and just tell Bury that it was all a mistake and can we have our high-class centre half back to resume his career with a team that is heading inexorably upwards. Brilliant (unbelievable) result but now is the time for Zubar to come to the party. Then 8000 or more pairs of fingers don't need to be crossed for our great captain and team. Up the Cherries!!!
How right you are Fanfor45 ! I suppose it just shows that no one is perfect, not even EH because I think he has really dropped a clanger here. If Cook goes down it will become an even bigger clanger.
.
Elphick goes off and Ritchie comes on. That says it all. Apart from the fact that we didn't sign Bartley (hotly tipped and wanted by so many), this transfer window has been a big disappointment. True, Eddie has got rid of the 2 dud dutch signings, but we are awash with midfielders and wingers yet we sign 2 more. At the same time, knowing Cook could go down, we send Zubar away. This has hardly corrected the imbalance in the squad, and I believe these decisions could cost us a play-off spot.
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I always feel a team will go through a bad spell. We haven't had one yet (I don't count the first 11 games. Our season started in October.) So chances are we will go through one soon. No team can keep up the amazing form since Eddie arrived. And the top teams are lining up for us.
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Like SMHINTO, my glasses are not rose tinted, so here goes:

REGARDS !!
A poor transfer window? Are you stupid? Matt Ritchie was wanted by Championship clubs and could easily have gone to one but he wants to play very week and knows there is a massive chance he'll get to the Championship with Bournemouth. I thought it was an excellent transfer window, we got rid of all the driftwood like Davids & Demouge, lost no one of merit and our defence is fine. Seaborne and Cook will play centre (Cook's going nowhere, have you been following the case?) and Zubar has a recall agreement. Francis can also play centre and with Ritchie able to play at the back and Daniels Addison close to returning what's the issue? As for a bad run, there is always 1 team that doesn't have one, maybe with a bit of belief and support that might be us, and by goodness we have had one bad period, every game under Paul Groves.

As others have said, other teams fear us for once. So they should. Someone is going to get hit for 6 soon when Pitman & Grabban convert all the great chances we make. Maybe Saturday?
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: In the same way that Eddie was prised away from Burnley, I wonder whether someone can pop up the M66 and just tell Bury that it was all a mistake and can we have our high-class centre half back to resume his career with a team that is heading inexorably upwards. Brilliant (unbelievable) result but now is the time for Zubar to come to the party. Then 8000 or more pairs of fingers don't need to be crossed for our great captain and team. Up the Cherries!!![/p][/quote]How right you are Fanfor45 ! I suppose it just shows that no one is perfect, not even EH because I think he has really dropped a clanger here. If Cook goes down it will become an even bigger clanger. . Elphick goes off and Ritchie comes on. That says it all. Apart from the fact that we didn't sign Bartley (hotly tipped and wanted by so many), this transfer window has been a big disappointment. True, Eddie has got rid of the 2 dud dutch signings, but we are awash with midfielders and wingers yet we sign 2 more. At the same time, knowing Cook could go down, we send Zubar away. This has hardly corrected the imbalance in the squad, and I believe these decisions could cost us a play-off spot. . I always feel a team will go through a bad spell. We haven't had one yet (I don't count the first 11 games. Our season started in October.) So chances are we will go through one soon. No team can keep up the amazing form since Eddie arrived. And the top teams are lining up for us. . Like SMHINTO, my glasses are not rose tinted, so here goes: REGARDS !![/p][/quote]A poor transfer window? Are you stupid? Matt Ritchie was wanted by Championship clubs and could easily have gone to one but he wants to play very week and knows there is a massive chance he'll get to the Championship with Bournemouth. I thought it was an excellent transfer window, we got rid of all the driftwood like Davids & Demouge, lost no one of merit and our defence is fine. Seaborne and Cook will play centre (Cook's going nowhere, have you been following the case?) and Zubar has a recall agreement. Francis can also play centre and with Ritchie able to play at the back and Daniels Addison close to returning what's the issue? As for a bad run, there is always 1 team that doesn't have one, maybe with a bit of belief and support that might be us, and by goodness we have had one bad period, every game under Paul Groves. As others have said, other teams fear us for once. So they should. Someone is going to get hit for 6 soon when Pitman & Grabban convert all the great chances we make. Maybe Saturday? MrBlueSky
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10:05am Mon 4 Feb 13

tricky1007 says...

jontee wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
In the same way that Eddie was prised away from Burnley, I wonder whether someone can pop up the M66 and just tell Bury that it was all a mistake and can we have our high-class centre half back to resume his career with a team that is heading inexorably upwards. Brilliant (unbelievable) result but now is the time for Zubar to come to the party. Then 8000 or more pairs of fingers don't need to be crossed for our great captain and team. Up the Cherries!!!
How right you are Fanfor45 ! I suppose it just shows that no one is perfect, not even EH because I think he has really dropped a clanger here. If Cook goes down it will become an even bigger clanger.
.
Elphick goes off and Ritchie comes on. That says it all. Apart from the fact that we didn't sign Bartley (hotly tipped and wanted by so many), this transfer window has been a big disappointment. True, Eddie has got rid of the 2 dud dutch signings, but we are awash with midfielders and wingers yet we sign 2 more. At the same time, knowing Cook could go down, we send Zubar away. This has hardly corrected the imbalance in the squad, and I believe these decisions could cost us a play-off spot.
.
I always feel a team will go through a bad spell. We haven't had one yet (I don't count the first 11 games. Our season started in October.) So chances are we will go through one soon. No team can keep up the amazing form since Eddie arrived. And the top teams are lining up for us.
.
Like SMHINTO, my glasses are not rose tinted, so here goes:

REGARDS !!
think your glasses have steamed up and you cant see what is going on, is there a loan window coming soon? you base everything on ifs and buts. How about we get a bad run of injuries and 9 players are out, should we get a few in, just in case?!! If you are a true fan surely you would trust Eddie to get it right, after all he is our manager, and yes everyone is entitled to an opinion, but they don't always have to be negative!!!
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: In the same way that Eddie was prised away from Burnley, I wonder whether someone can pop up the M66 and just tell Bury that it was all a mistake and can we have our high-class centre half back to resume his career with a team that is heading inexorably upwards. Brilliant (unbelievable) result but now is the time for Zubar to come to the party. Then 8000 or more pairs of fingers don't need to be crossed for our great captain and team. Up the Cherries!!![/p][/quote]How right you are Fanfor45 ! I suppose it just shows that no one is perfect, not even EH because I think he has really dropped a clanger here. If Cook goes down it will become an even bigger clanger. . Elphick goes off and Ritchie comes on. That says it all. Apart from the fact that we didn't sign Bartley (hotly tipped and wanted by so many), this transfer window has been a big disappointment. True, Eddie has got rid of the 2 dud dutch signings, but we are awash with midfielders and wingers yet we sign 2 more. At the same time, knowing Cook could go down, we send Zubar away. This has hardly corrected the imbalance in the squad, and I believe these decisions could cost us a play-off spot. . I always feel a team will go through a bad spell. We haven't had one yet (I don't count the first 11 games. Our season started in October.) So chances are we will go through one soon. No team can keep up the amazing form since Eddie arrived. And the top teams are lining up for us. . Like SMHINTO, my glasses are not rose tinted, so here goes: REGARDS !![/p][/quote]think your glasses have steamed up and you cant see what is going on, is there a loan window coming soon? you base everything on ifs and buts. How about we get a bad run of injuries and 9 players are out, should we get a few in, just in case?!! If you are a true fan surely you would trust Eddie to get it right, after all he is our manager, and yes everyone is entitled to an opinion, but they don't always have to be negative!!! tricky1007
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10:11am Mon 4 Feb 13

stony bloke says...

A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.
A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened. stony bloke
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10:16am Mon 4 Feb 13

Couchy125 says...

Just seen the tackle on tommy. I've been in local football for a good number of years as a player and manager. If any of my players made a assault like that they would never play for me again. FA do something about it. My very best wishes go out to tommy. A great player and captain.
Just seen the tackle on tommy. I've been in local football for a good number of years as a player and manager. If any of my players made a assault like that they would never play for me again. FA do something about it. My very best wishes go out to tommy. A great player and captain. Couchy125
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10:26am Mon 4 Feb 13

andyjb10 says...

PaulRaffle wrote:
jontee -
May I respectfully suggest that your post was a complete load of bo***x.

THAT says it all !
Well said
[quote][p][bold]PaulRaffle[/bold] wrote: jontee - May I respectfully suggest that your post was a complete load of bo***x. THAT says it all ![/p][/quote]Well said andyjb10
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10:29am Mon 4 Feb 13

Piston_Broke says...

stony bloke wrote:
A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.
So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath.
[quote][p][bold]stony bloke[/bold] wrote: A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.[/p][/quote]So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath. Piston_Broke
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10:34am Mon 4 Feb 13

Square Old Codger says...

It was a dreadful tackle and may yet put Tommy out for weeks and whilst I haven't been following Cook's trial the jury resume their deliberations today and there is a possibility that we could lose him as well. I hope that there is a recall clause in Zubar's loan agreement, he will at least have had some competitive games under his belt should there be a need to recall him. At least, we should know the best or the worse within the next 48 hours, and the emergency loan window is soon to open.
It was a dreadful tackle and may yet put Tommy out for weeks and whilst I haven't been following Cook's trial the jury resume their deliberations today and there is a possibility that we could lose him as well. I hope that there is a recall clause in Zubar's loan agreement, he will at least have had some competitive games under his belt should there be a need to recall him. At least, we should know the best or the worse within the next 48 hours, and the emergency loan window is soon to open. Square Old Codger
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10:34am Mon 4 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

The thing that i find most abhorent is all those poor little kids in their East stand will probably idolise Lowe and grow up thinking that type of behaviour is acceptable. Such a shame.!!!!!.

I would hope that if that moron Lowe does eventually offer a personal apology, that Tommy will be the bigger man and accept it.!!!!!
Karl Robinson definately went down in my estimation with his crass comments...
Good luck Tommy, hope you will be back real soon...
The thing that i find most abhorent is all those poor little kids in their East stand will probably idolise Lowe and grow up thinking that type of behaviour is acceptable. Such a shame.!!!!!. I would hope that if that moron Lowe does eventually offer a personal apology, that Tommy will be the bigger man and accept it.!!!!! Karl Robinson definately went down in my estimation with his crass comments... Good luck Tommy, hope you will be back real soon... STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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11:14am Mon 4 Feb 13

Local fan says...

Shocked and saddened that someone can do this, it was a horrible incident to see.
Shocked and saddened that someone can do this, it was a horrible incident to see. Local fan
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11:29am Mon 4 Feb 13

stony bloke says...

Piston_Broke wrote:
stony bloke wrote:
A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.
So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath.
Elphick is no saint. He deliberately grabbed and rolled over Lowe's legs during the earlier tangle. Lowe was angry enough to give him a small punch, or so the highlights suggest. Elphick then clearly said words he shouldn't have done. Clearly provocation by Elphick. Maybe there's some history between these two.
[quote][p][bold]Piston_Broke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stony bloke[/bold] wrote: A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.[/p][/quote]So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath.[/p][/quote]Elphick is no saint. He deliberately grabbed and rolled over Lowe's legs during the earlier tangle. Lowe was angry enough to give him a small punch, or so the highlights suggest. Elphick then clearly said words he shouldn't have done. Clearly provocation by Elphick. Maybe there's some history between these two. stony bloke
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11:39am Mon 4 Feb 13

CourtOffside says...

stony bloke wrote:
Piston_Broke wrote:
stony bloke wrote:
A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.
So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath.
Elphick is no saint. He deliberately grabbed and rolled over Lowe's legs during the earlier tangle. Lowe was angry enough to give him a small punch, or so the highlights suggest. Elphick then clearly said words he shouldn't have done. Clearly provocation by Elphick. Maybe there's some history between these two.
Ooh not a grabbed leg. Will he be Ok?
[quote][p][bold]stony bloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Piston_Broke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stony bloke[/bold] wrote: A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.[/p][/quote]So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath.[/p][/quote]Elphick is no saint. He deliberately grabbed and rolled over Lowe's legs during the earlier tangle. Lowe was angry enough to give him a small punch, or so the highlights suggest. Elphick then clearly said words he shouldn't have done. Clearly provocation by Elphick. Maybe there's some history between these two.[/p][/quote]Ooh not a grabbed leg. Will he be Ok? CourtOffside
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11:49am Mon 4 Feb 13

Afcbpete says...

stony bloke wrote:
Piston_Broke wrote:
stony bloke wrote:
A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.
So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath.
Elphick is no saint. He deliberately grabbed and rolled over Lowe's legs during the earlier tangle. Lowe was angry enough to give him a small punch, or so the highlights suggest. Elphick then clearly said words he shouldn't have done. Clearly provocation by Elphick. Maybe there's some history between these two.
It had nothing to do with the fact that Moron, sorry, Lowe had tried to stamp on Elphick, maybe THAT was cause to say a word or 2, and grabbing some ones leg gives just cause to assault somebody does it??? Words fail me, GO AWAY!!!
[quote][p][bold]stony bloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Piston_Broke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stony bloke[/bold] wrote: A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.[/p][/quote]So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath.[/p][/quote]Elphick is no saint. He deliberately grabbed and rolled over Lowe's legs during the earlier tangle. Lowe was angry enough to give him a small punch, or so the highlights suggest. Elphick then clearly said words he shouldn't have done. Clearly provocation by Elphick. Maybe there's some history between these two.[/p][/quote]It had nothing to do with the fact that Moron, sorry, Lowe had tried to stamp on Elphick, maybe THAT was cause to say a word or 2, and grabbing some ones leg gives just cause to assault somebody does it??? Words fail me, GO AWAY!!! Afcbpete
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11:52am Mon 4 Feb 13

ianbthomson says...

Can Jontee and Shminto please sod off to another message board, as I am getting completely board of your drivel.

God knows what rubbish you would be spouting if we did not have the best management, team and board in many many years.

Got my tickets for Coventry, Sheffield United and Doncaster this morning. Really excited and bring on Pompey on Saturday!!!!
Can Jontee and Shminto please sod off to another message board, as I am getting completely board of your drivel. God knows what rubbish you would be spouting if we did not have the best management, team and board in many many years. Got my tickets for Coventry, Sheffield United and Doncaster this morning. Really excited and bring on Pompey on Saturday!!!! ianbthomson
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12:22pm Mon 4 Feb 13

smhinto says...

Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!!
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Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true.
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Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond.
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You Loon !!
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Regards
Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards smhinto
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12:23pm Mon 4 Feb 13

slartybart says...

I 've just viewed The FA's disciplinary list and I'm afraid that Lowe has only been suspended for 3 games as he was found guilty of "Serious Foul Play" rather than "Violent Conduct" which may have held more teeth. The difference between the two is that the first one involves a challenge for the ball whereas the second one doesn't and will normally be a kick, punch or butt intended to hurt not injure. It's obvious to anyone who's seen the video or pictures that Lowe had no intention of challenging for the ball; his sole intent was to injure Tommy and that should carry a far greater penalty than a three game ban.
I 've just viewed The FA's disciplinary list and I'm afraid that Lowe has only been suspended for 3 games as he was found guilty of "Serious Foul Play" rather than "Violent Conduct" which may have held more teeth. The difference between the two is that the first one involves a challenge for the ball whereas the second one doesn't and will normally be a kick, punch or butt intended to hurt not injure. It's obvious to anyone who's seen the video or pictures that Lowe had no intention of challenging for the ball; his sole intent was to injure Tommy and that should carry a far greater penalty than a three game ban. slartybart
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12:57pm Mon 4 Feb 13

ianbthomson says...

smhinto wrote:
Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!!
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Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true.
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Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond.
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You Loon !!
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Regards
Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times.

However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that.

I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards[/p][/quote]Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times. However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that. I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment ianbthomson
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1:32pm Mon 4 Feb 13

cereza hincha says...

Three things strike me about THAT TACKLE
1) The global chest-beating apology from Lowe, which stops just short of the neighbour's dog, misses out the only one to whom he should be aplogising - namely, Tommy Elphick
2) Lowe's comment that it's all part and parcel of football MUST NOT be true. Were that level of response to a confontational situation to happen outside the walls of stadium.mk I suspect more than three games would be missed. In my opinion, behaviour on the football pitch should be treated no differently to that outside of it.
3) Were the FA to review the footage I don't believe there would be much more than the usual gnashing of gums and little else. Perhaps the finance and media coverage extended, quite rightly, to stamping out racism, combatting anti-family behaviour in stadiums etc could be extended to dealing with violence on the pitch such as we witnessed on Saturday..
Three things strike me about THAT TACKLE 1) The global chest-beating apology from Lowe, which stops just short of the neighbour's dog, misses out the only one to whom he should be aplogising - namely, Tommy Elphick 2) Lowe's comment that it's all part and parcel of football MUST NOT be true. Were that level of response to a confontational situation to happen outside the walls of stadium.mk I suspect more than three games would be missed. In my opinion, behaviour on the football pitch should be treated no differently to that outside of it. 3) Were the FA to review the footage I don't believe there would be much more than the usual gnashing of gums and little else. Perhaps the finance and media coverage extended, quite rightly, to stamping out racism, combatting anti-family behaviour in stadiums etc could be extended to dealing with violence on the pitch such as we witnessed on Saturday.. cereza hincha
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2:29pm Mon 4 Feb 13

smhinto says...

ianbthomson wrote:
smhinto wrote: Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards
Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times. However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that. I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment
Yes I was wrong about Pugh. But it was intended as supposition and not as an absolute fact.
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It was intended by the supposition that Ritchie was to play on the left of midfield where he normally plays and where Pugh currently plays, so relatively speaking this could have invoked the feeling that Pugh could be on his way and that a deal MAY have been done for him. It was reasobably possible that this scenario could have happened.
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It was offered as a talking point and no more.
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In reality it did not happen Thank God
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This what happens when people do not take up on the context that the post was invoking. In addition I am annoyed by the complete 'putty' head who stated that I thought that Groves was a good appointement when in fact I said nothing of the sort when I reqoted my orignal post on this matter.
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Yes things are grat at the moment only a complete idiot would conclude anything else.
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Th only thing that worries me now is how long Elphick would be out for and Ed dillying over recalling Zubar if he can that is. We now have no cover in defensive postions of which could cost us promotion if not addressed.
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Regards
[quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards[/p][/quote]Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times. However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that. I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment[/p][/quote]Yes I was wrong about Pugh. But it was intended as supposition and not as an absolute fact. . It was intended by the supposition that Ritchie was to play on the left of midfield where he normally plays and where Pugh currently plays, so relatively speaking this could have invoked the feeling that Pugh could be on his way and that a deal MAY have been done for him. It was reasobably possible that this scenario could have happened. . It was offered as a talking point and no more. . In reality it did not happen Thank God . This what happens when people do not take up on the context that the post was invoking. In addition I am annoyed by the complete 'putty' head who stated that I thought that Groves was a good appointement when in fact I said nothing of the sort when I reqoted my orignal post on this matter. . Yes things are grat at the moment only a complete idiot would conclude anything else. . Th only thing that worries me now is how long Elphick would be out for and Ed dillying over recalling Zubar if he can that is. We now have no cover in defensive postions of which could cost us promotion if not addressed. . Regards smhinto
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3:15pm Mon 4 Feb 13

canfordcherry says...

I was there on Saturday, but............ I was in with the home fans!!! In the East stand. The reason is that my son is a MK fan (Oh the shame), he has been for 8 yrs. and we toss a coin before the game against each other to see which end we sit in cos he's to young to be seperated during the game. (I lost both tosses this season!!) He supports AFCB at all other times. The Dons fans sat around me were disgusted with Lowe as well and made no excuses for him. They don't think Robinson will let him off lightly. The noise from our end was fantastic from start to finish, well done all. When Arter scored his wonder goal I coudn't help myself but stand up and cheer and clap. To my amazement about 25 of their fans sat around me did the same (though not the cheering part!) Don't rib me too much, I'm contemplating hypnotherapy to try and correct his 'problem'. Each to their own in my view!
I was there on Saturday, but............ I was in with the home fans!!! In the East stand. The reason is that my son is a MK fan (Oh the shame), he has been for 8 yrs. and we toss a coin before the game against each other to see which end we sit in cos he's to young to be seperated during the game. (I lost both tosses this season!!) He supports AFCB at all other times. The Dons fans sat around me were disgusted with Lowe as well and made no excuses for him. They don't think Robinson will let him off lightly. The noise from our end was fantastic from start to finish, well done all. When Arter scored his wonder goal I coudn't help myself but stand up and cheer and clap. To my amazement about 25 of their fans sat around me did the same (though not the cheering part!) Don't rib me too much, I'm contemplating hypnotherapy to try and correct his 'problem'. Each to their own in my view! canfordcherry
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3:21pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Fanfor45 says...

smhinto wrote:
ianbthomson wrote:
smhinto wrote: Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards
Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times. However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that. I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment
Yes I was wrong about Pugh. But it was intended as supposition and not as an absolute fact.
.
It was intended by the supposition that Ritchie was to play on the left of midfield where he normally plays and where Pugh currently plays, so relatively speaking this could have invoked the feeling that Pugh could be on his way and that a deal MAY have been done for him. It was reasobably possible that this scenario could have happened.
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It was offered as a talking point and no more.
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In reality it did not happen Thank God
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This what happens when people do not take up on the context that the post was invoking. In addition I am annoyed by the complete 'putty' head who stated that I thought that Groves was a good appointement when in fact I said nothing of the sort when I reqoted my orignal post on this matter.
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Yes things are grat at the moment only a complete idiot would conclude anything else.
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Th only thing that worries me now is how long Elphick would be out for and Ed dillying over recalling Zubar if he can that is. We now have no cover in defensive postions of which could cost us promotion if not addressed.
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Regards
It's fascinating to see different peoples views unfold on here. The two sides of the defensive argument are this. As stated earlier I am a great fan of Zubar and would wish him straight in to the side in the present situation to partner Cook. However, Seaborne IS a centre-back and did well on Saturday. End of prob? Seemingly. With Partington having played in defence and done commendably well, there are options with/without Addison who is getting closer to fitness. Summary; get Zubar back as cover or in the side and ALL options are covered.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards[/p][/quote]Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times. However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that. I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment[/p][/quote]Yes I was wrong about Pugh. But it was intended as supposition and not as an absolute fact. . It was intended by the supposition that Ritchie was to play on the left of midfield where he normally plays and where Pugh currently plays, so relatively speaking this could have invoked the feeling that Pugh could be on his way and that a deal MAY have been done for him. It was reasobably possible that this scenario could have happened. . It was offered as a talking point and no more. . In reality it did not happen Thank God . This what happens when people do not take up on the context that the post was invoking. In addition I am annoyed by the complete 'putty' head who stated that I thought that Groves was a good appointement when in fact I said nothing of the sort when I reqoted my orignal post on this matter. . Yes things are grat at the moment only a complete idiot would conclude anything else. . Th only thing that worries me now is how long Elphick would be out for and Ed dillying over recalling Zubar if he can that is. We now have no cover in defensive postions of which could cost us promotion if not addressed. . Regards[/p][/quote]It's fascinating to see different peoples views unfold on here. The two sides of the defensive argument are this. As stated earlier I am a great fan of Zubar and would wish him straight in to the side in the present situation to partner Cook. However, Seaborne IS a centre-back and did well on Saturday. End of prob? Seemingly. With Partington having played in defence and done commendably well, there are options with/without Addison who is getting closer to fitness. Summary; get Zubar back as cover or in the side and ALL options are covered. Fanfor45
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3:32pm Mon 4 Feb 13

golfer33 says...

Loan window starts on thursday.
Loan window starts on thursday. golfer33
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4:10pm Mon 4 Feb 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Can I shed some light onto these so called negative comments.

I have to say that sometimes I find it necessary to read some of the comments several times before I can make heads or tails of what is being said. I put that down to the fact that English wasn’t my mother tongue before I settled in the UK back in 1965.

I have discovered that I can be quite clear about what I wish to express (at least that is what I think!) only for someone to come along and interpret what I am saying totally the opposite way. Philosophically speaking ‘that’s life’ as they say!

None of us delight in having egg on our faces so when we are confronted we go on the defensive, as one or two examples above would indicate.

As I get older I have come to realise that saying something is one thing and communicating it in writing is another (this verbose explanation is an example of that).

So why don’t we learn to accept other people’s point of view; challenge when we feel that we can do so; leave alone when we are not clear about what we want to say and have the humility to say I got it wrong instead of trying to wriggle out of it.
Time for a drink!!

Come on you REDDDDDDDDDS
Can I shed some light onto these so called negative comments. I have to say that sometimes I find it necessary to read some of the comments several times before I can make heads or tails of what is being said. I put that down to the fact that English wasn’t my mother tongue before I settled in the UK back in 1965. I have discovered that I can be quite clear about what I wish to express (at least that is what I think!) only for someone to come along and interpret what I am saying totally the opposite way. Philosophically speaking ‘that’s life’ as they say! None of us delight in having egg on our faces so when we are confronted we go on the defensive, as one or two examples above would indicate. As I get older I have come to realise that saying something is one thing and communicating it in writing is another (this verbose explanation is an example of that). So why don’t we learn to accept other people’s point of view; challenge when we feel that we can do so; leave alone when we are not clear about what we want to say and have the humility to say I got it wrong instead of trying to wriggle out of it. Time for a drink!! Come on you REDDDDDDDDDS nonnogeppetto
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4:21pm Mon 4 Feb 13

ianbthomson says...

smhinto wrote:
ianbthomson wrote:
smhinto wrote: Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards
Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times. However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that. I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment
Yes I was wrong about Pugh. But it was intended as supposition and not as an absolute fact.
.
It was intended by the supposition that Ritchie was to play on the left of midfield where he normally plays and where Pugh currently plays, so relatively speaking this could have invoked the feeling that Pugh could be on his way and that a deal MAY have been done for him. It was reasobably possible that this scenario could have happened.
.
It was offered as a talking point and no more.
.
In reality it did not happen Thank God
.
This what happens when people do not take up on the context that the post was invoking. In addition I am annoyed by the complete 'putty' head who stated that I thought that Groves was a good appointement when in fact I said nothing of the sort when I reqoted my orignal post on this matter.
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Yes things are grat at the moment only a complete idiot would conclude anything else.
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Th only thing that worries me now is how long Elphick would be out for and Ed dillying over recalling Zubar if he can that is. We now have no cover in defensive postions of which could cost us promotion if not addressed.
.
Regards
Thank you for your reply!!

I would not worry about the defensive situation because I feel we have the bases covered.

Tickets for Sheffield Utd and Coventry are selling out fast. I really struggled to just get a pair of tickets for anything apart from row A - F. Do not fancy getting wet and so row P it is ;)
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards[/p][/quote]Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times. However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that. I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment[/p][/quote]Yes I was wrong about Pugh. But it was intended as supposition and not as an absolute fact. . It was intended by the supposition that Ritchie was to play on the left of midfield where he normally plays and where Pugh currently plays, so relatively speaking this could have invoked the feeling that Pugh could be on his way and that a deal MAY have been done for him. It was reasobably possible that this scenario could have happened. . It was offered as a talking point and no more. . In reality it did not happen Thank God . This what happens when people do not take up on the context that the post was invoking. In addition I am annoyed by the complete 'putty' head who stated that I thought that Groves was a good appointement when in fact I said nothing of the sort when I reqoted my orignal post on this matter. . Yes things are grat at the moment only a complete idiot would conclude anything else. . Th only thing that worries me now is how long Elphick would be out for and Ed dillying over recalling Zubar if he can that is. We now have no cover in defensive postions of which could cost us promotion if not addressed. . Regards[/p][/quote]Thank you for your reply!! I would not worry about the defensive situation because I feel we have the bases covered. Tickets for Sheffield Utd and Coventry are selling out fast. I really struggled to just get a pair of tickets for anything apart from row A - F. Do not fancy getting wet and so row P it is ;) ianbthomson
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4:26pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Piston_Broke says...

SC update - Jury called back by the Judge.
SC update - Jury called back by the Judge. Piston_Broke
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4:33pm Mon 4 Feb 13

nicoAFCB says...

Firstly that's the worse tackle I've seen in along time and my prayers are with tommy at the moment.
Secondly Smhinto you make me laugh you are rarely correct and this is proven with you saying Ritchie mainly plays on the left. For the last two years he has played the majority of games on the right.
I do agree that we should have kept Zubar but EH couldn't have known that thug would do that to tommy on Sat and also EH and JT know exactly what they are doing!
UTCIAD!
Firstly that's the worse tackle I've seen in along time and my prayers are with tommy at the moment. Secondly Smhinto you make me laugh you are rarely correct and this is proven with you saying Ritchie mainly plays on the left. For the last two years he has played the majority of games on the right. I do agree that we should have kept Zubar but EH couldn't have known that thug would do that to tommy on Sat and also EH and JT know exactly what they are doing! UTCIAD! nicoAFCB
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4:36pm Mon 4 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

smhinto wrote:
ianbthomson wrote:
smhinto wrote: Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards
Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times. However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that. I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment
Yes I was wrong about Pugh. But it was intended as supposition and not as an absolute fact.
.
It was intended by the supposition that Ritchie was to play on the left of midfield where he normally plays and where Pugh currently plays, so relatively speaking this could have invoked the feeling that Pugh could be on his way and that a deal MAY have been done for him. It was reasobably possible that this scenario could have happened.
.
It was offered as a talking point and no more.
.
In reality it did not happen Thank God
.
This what happens when people do not take up on the context that the post was invoking. In addition I am annoyed by the complete 'putty' head who stated that I thought that Groves was a good appointement when in fact I said nothing of the sort when I reqoted my orignal post on this matter.
.
Yes things are grat at the moment only a complete idiot would conclude anything else.
.
Th only thing that worries me now is how long Elphick would be out for and Ed dillying over recalling Zubar if he can that is. We now have no cover in defensive postions of which could cost us promotion if not addressed.
.
Regards
That "complete putty head" was me you tool.
Now, as i recall in your reply to my comment about Groves you actually implyed that Groves could possibly/likely have been a good manager in the championship. The thing puzzling me is how many decades would we have had to wait for him to get us to that level. Under Groves we looked more like Conference than Championship contenders.

How many more times do you need to be told Matt Ritchie was bought to play on the "RIGHT" side which is where he played for Swindon. Your "supposition" that his natural position is on the left due to the fact he is left footed is somewhat at odds with the MODERN GAME. Since you have probably scouted Matt on numerous occasions for umpteen clubs i would have thought that you would have known all this already though.
Unfortunatley most of us dont have hours & hours to spare to read your drivel over & over again to understand which context you are referring to. In fact, personally i find most of your posts incredibly boreing and negative so dont as a rule even give them a second glance.
Finally, i have no doubt that should the news regarding Tommy Elphick not be good then Eddie will utilise the emergency loan transfer market to bring in a suitable replacement, should he feel the need to do so.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards[/p][/quote]Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times. However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that. I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment[/p][/quote]Yes I was wrong about Pugh. But it was intended as supposition and not as an absolute fact. . It was intended by the supposition that Ritchie was to play on the left of midfield where he normally plays and where Pugh currently plays, so relatively speaking this could have invoked the feeling that Pugh could be on his way and that a deal MAY have been done for him. It was reasobably possible that this scenario could have happened. . It was offered as a talking point and no more. . In reality it did not happen Thank God . This what happens when people do not take up on the context that the post was invoking. In addition I am annoyed by the complete 'putty' head who stated that I thought that Groves was a good appointement when in fact I said nothing of the sort when I reqoted my orignal post on this matter. . Yes things are grat at the moment only a complete idiot would conclude anything else. . Th only thing that worries me now is how long Elphick would be out for and Ed dillying over recalling Zubar if he can that is. We now have no cover in defensive postions of which could cost us promotion if not addressed. . Regards[/p][/quote]That "complete putty head" was me you tool. Now, as i recall in your reply to my comment about Groves you actually implyed that Groves could possibly/likely have been a good manager in the championship. The thing puzzling me is how many decades would we have had to wait for him to get us to that level. Under Groves we looked more like Conference than Championship contenders. How many more times do you need to be told Matt Ritchie was bought to play on the "RIGHT" side which is where he played for Swindon. Your "supposition" that his natural position is on the left due to the fact he is left footed is somewhat at odds with the MODERN GAME. Since you have probably scouted Matt on numerous occasions for umpteen clubs i would have thought that you would have known all this already though. Unfortunatley most of us dont have hours & hours to spare to read your drivel over & over again to understand which context you are referring to. In fact, personally i find most of your posts incredibly boreing and negative so dont as a rule even give them a second glance. Finally, i have no doubt that should the news regarding Tommy Elphick not be good then Eddie will utilise the emergency loan transfer market to bring in a suitable replacement, should he feel the need to do so. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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4:50pm Mon 4 Feb 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
smhinto wrote:
ianbthomson wrote:
smhinto wrote: Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards
Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times. However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that. I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment
Yes I was wrong about Pugh. But it was intended as supposition and not as an absolute fact.
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It was intended by the supposition that Ritchie was to play on the left of midfield where he normally plays and where Pugh currently plays, so relatively speaking this could have invoked the feeling that Pugh could be on his way and that a deal MAY have been done for him. It was reasobably possible that this scenario could have happened.
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It was offered as a talking point and no more.
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In reality it did not happen Thank God
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This what happens when people do not take up on the context that the post was invoking. In addition I am annoyed by the complete 'putty' head who stated that I thought that Groves was a good appointement when in fact I said nothing of the sort when I reqoted my orignal post on this matter.
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Yes things are grat at the moment only a complete idiot would conclude anything else.
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Th only thing that worries me now is how long Elphick would be out for and Ed dillying over recalling Zubar if he can that is. We now have no cover in defensive postions of which could cost us promotion if not addressed.
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Regards
It's fascinating to see different peoples views unfold on here. The two sides of the defensive argument are this. As stated earlier I am a great fan of Zubar and would wish him straight in to the side in the present situation to partner Cook. However, Seaborne IS a centre-back and did well on Saturday. End of prob? Seemingly. With Partington having played in defence and done commendably well, there are options with/without Addison who is getting closer to fitness. Summary; get Zubar back as cover or in the side and ALL options are covered.
Not withstanding the fact Seabourne has been involved in 4 promotions in 5 years i believe he is more than capable to step in. An awful lot will depend on the outcome of Cooks court case as to whether we need Zubar back or not.
Eddie is no mug and would have given it serious consideration before allowing Zubar out on loan. I am not one of those that dont believe in Miles Addison either when fit, he is dominant in the air and in the tackle but just needs to work on his distribution.!!!!.
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ianbthomson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Sod-off - WHY- I have not even posted today!! . Unfortunatlt MOST of my drival has a nasty habit of being true. . Whatmore, I do not recall saying anthing derogatory about the current management team who have bben the best since Redknapp and John Bond. . You Loon !! . Regards[/p][/quote]Look, I do not want to have an argument with anyone who support AFCB, as they are truely great times. However, your comments about Pugh going on transfer day, were absolute rubbish and I am sure that you must admit that. I do not look through rose tinted specs but you have to admit that things are great at the moment[/p][/quote]Yes I was wrong about Pugh. But it was intended as supposition and not as an absolute fact. . It was intended by the supposition that Ritchie was to play on the left of midfield where he normally plays and where Pugh currently plays, so relatively speaking this could have invoked the feeling that Pugh could be on his way and that a deal MAY have been done for him. It was reasobably possible that this scenario could have happened. . It was offered as a talking point and no more. . In reality it did not happen Thank God . This what happens when people do not take up on the context that the post was invoking. In addition I am annoyed by the complete 'putty' head who stated that I thought that Groves was a good appointement when in fact I said nothing of the sort when I reqoted my orignal post on this matter. . Yes things are grat at the moment only a complete idiot would conclude anything else. . Th only thing that worries me now is how long Elphick would be out for and Ed dillying over recalling Zubar if he can that is. We now have no cover in defensive postions of which could cost us promotion if not addressed. . Regards[/p][/quote]It's fascinating to see different peoples views unfold on here. The two sides of the defensive argument are this. As stated earlier I am a great fan of Zubar and would wish him straight in to the side in the present situation to partner Cook. However, Seaborne IS a centre-back and did well on Saturday. End of prob? Seemingly. With Partington having played in defence and done commendably well, there are options with/without Addison who is getting closer to fitness. Summary; get Zubar back as cover or in the side and ALL options are covered.[/p][/quote]Not withstanding the fact Seabourne has been involved in 4 promotions in 5 years i believe he is more than capable to step in. An awful lot will depend on the outcome of Cooks court case as to whether we need Zubar back or not. Eddie is no mug and would have given it serious consideration before allowing Zubar out on loan. I am not one of those that dont believe in Miles Addison either when fit, he is dominant in the air and in the tackle but just needs to work on his distribution.!!!!. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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5:27pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Couchy125 says...

Glad to here it's not serious. 2/3 weeks out. Good luck tommy. Up the cherries
Glad to here it's not serious. 2/3 weeks out. Good luck tommy. Up the cherries Couchy125
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5:38pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Afcbpete says...

Couchy125 wrote:
Glad to here it's not serious. 2/3 weeks out. Good luck tommy. Up the cherries
Yes, FAR better news than expected!! Get Well soon Tommy...
[quote][p][bold]Couchy125[/bold] wrote: Glad to here it's not serious. 2/3 weeks out. Good luck tommy. Up the cherries[/p][/quote]Yes, FAR better news than expected!! Get Well soon Tommy... Afcbpete
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6:25pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Eddie's dog says...

I thought this comment on the Guardian website very good: http://www.guardian.
co.uk/football/footb
all-league-blog/2013
/feb/02/football-lea
gue-your-thoughts
"Good to have a quiet acknowledgement of Bournemouth's confident rise to third in Division One, but ............... serious publicity should be made of the 'tackle' Ryan Lowe made on Bournemouth centre half Tommy Elphick. It is beyond supporting football (as a club or the game) to see such a premeditated attempt at serious assault on a 'fellow professional'.If this occurred 'on the street' - police, court case, ........ etc. For those interested - Bournemouth Echo (I know), BBC / Sky highlights - not for children."
I thought this comment on the Guardian website very good: http://www.guardian. co.uk/football/footb all-league-blog/2013 /feb/02/football-lea gue-your-thoughts "Good to have a quiet acknowledgement of Bournemouth's confident rise to third in Division One, but ............... serious publicity should be made of the 'tackle' Ryan Lowe made on Bournemouth centre half Tommy Elphick. It is beyond supporting football (as a club or the game) to see such a premeditated attempt at serious assault on a 'fellow professional'.If this occurred 'on the street' - police, court case, ........ etc. For those interested - Bournemouth Echo (I know), BBC / Sky highlights - not for children." Eddie's dog
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8:02pm Mon 4 Feb 13

deanmatthews1966 says...

Depending on which one you are will make your view on the same thing be different, learn to live with it and celerbrate what's happening each week with each other, wish I was there to celerbrate it with you all.

OPTIMISM - is a mental attitude or world view that interprets situations and events as being best (optimized), meaning that in some way for factors that may not be fully comprehended, the present moment is in an optimum state. The concept is typically extended to include the attitude of hope for future conditions unfolding as optimal as well.

PESSIMISM - is a state of mind in which one anticipates undesirable outcomes or believes that the evil or hardships in life outweigh the good or luxuries. Value judgments may vary dramatically between individuals, even when judgments of fact are undisputed. The most common example of this phenomenon is the "Is the glass half empty or half full?" situation. The degree in which situations like these are evaluated as something good or something bad can be described in terms of one's optimism or pessimism respectively. Throughout history, the pessimistic disposition has had effects on all major areas of thinking.
Depending on which one you are will make your view on the same thing be different, learn to live with it and celerbrate what's happening each week with each other, wish I was there to celerbrate it with you all. OPTIMISM - is a mental attitude or world view that interprets situations and events as being best (optimized), meaning that in some way for factors that may not be fully comprehended, the present moment is in an optimum state. The concept is typically extended to include the attitude of hope for future conditions unfolding as optimal as well. PESSIMISM - is a state of mind in which one anticipates undesirable outcomes or believes that the evil or hardships in life outweigh the good or luxuries. Value judgments may vary dramatically between individuals, even when judgments of fact are undisputed. The most common example of this phenomenon is the "Is the glass half empty or half full?" situation. The degree in which situations like these are evaluated as something good or something bad can be described in terms of one's optimism or pessimism respectively. Throughout history, the pessimistic disposition has had effects on all major areas of thinking.[1] deanmatthews1966
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8:04pm Mon 4 Feb 13

deanmatthews1966 says...

Forgot to say good luck Tommy, optimisticly hoping your back in the team very soon.
Forgot to say good luck Tommy, optimisticly hoping your back in the team very soon. deanmatthews1966
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8:35pm Mon 4 Feb 13

jakeysredd says...

Piston_Broke wrote:
stony bloke wrote:
A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.
So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath.
Must be one of those Muck Don fans that applauded LOWE from the pitch that piston broke
[quote][p][bold]Piston_Broke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stony bloke[/bold] wrote: A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.[/p][/quote]So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath.[/p][/quote]Must be one of those Muck Don fans that applauded LOWE from the pitch that piston broke jakeysredd
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8:43pm Mon 4 Feb 13

jakeysredd says...

jakeysredd wrote:
Piston_Broke wrote:
stony bloke wrote:
A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.
So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath.
Must be one of those Muck Don fans that applauded LOWE from the pitch that piston broke
SORRY meant the other guy whoops!!!
[quote][p][bold]jakeysredd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Piston_Broke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stony bloke[/bold] wrote: A less than honest assessment from Mr (whiter than white) Elphick. There was no excusing the tackle, which was a deserved sending off, but if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident properly this probably wouldn't have happened.[/p][/quote]So which part of Elphick's assessment do you think is untrue? Lowe had already tried stamping a few minutes prior, so yes, you're right, if the ref had dealt with the earlier incident, Lowe would have already been in the bath.[/p][/quote]Must be one of those Muck Don fans that applauded LOWE from the pitch that piston broke[/p][/quote]SORRY meant the other guy whoops!!! jakeysredd
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11:50pm Mon 4 Feb 13

big_afcb_fan says...

Lowe lifes face looks possesed, he shouldn't be aloud to play again. Some anger issues need sorting before he is ready to face other players on a Saturday afternoon. TE is lucky to only miss a few matches, and so are we!!!
Lowe lifes face looks possesed, he shouldn't be aloud to play again. Some anger issues need sorting before he is ready to face other players on a Saturday afternoon. TE is lucky to only miss a few matches, and so are we!!! big_afcb_fan
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