AFC Bournemouth: No pressure on our Championship play-off drive - Eunan O'Kane

BULLISH: Eunan O'Kane

BULLISH: Eunan O'Kane

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EUNAN O’Kane refuted that Cherries had been burdened by new-found expectation and insisted the pressure remained firmly on their rivals as the Championship play-off battle intensifies.

On the back of five straight victories, Cherries were red-hot favourites to maintain their run of form at Yeovil but a flat display saw their top-six aspirations dented by Saturday’s 1-1 draw.

Brighton and Ipswich both took full advantage with victories, while Reading restored their two- point gap over Cherries with a share of the spoils against champions-elect Leicester City on Monday.

O’Kane admitted that Cherries’ off-colour display at Huish Park had been “poor”, but insisted the anti-climax had nothing to do with being touted as a promotion contender.

“Although there was an expectation for us to beat Yeovil, there has been no real pressure on us to make the play-offs,” said O’Kane.

“As a group of players we want to do it, the fans want us to do it and so does everyone behind the scenes, but I don’t think there is any strain on us considering the size of the clubs we are up against.

“If you were to ask them about pressure, they would probably feel it a lot more than us so I don’t think the performance came down to that.

Sometimes you have a bad day in football, you have to just look at where you went wrong, try to write it off and move on.

“The result didn’t do an awful lot for us. We were definitely not at our best, nobody could disagree with that, but we still created enough to win the game. You have to give Yeovil credit as well, they pressed the life out of us which was what we had done to other teams of late.

“Every point is a good point in this league but we have to look at ourselves after that. Without being disrespectful towards Yeovil, we should be winning those games if we want to get in the play-offs.

“We will look at why we were a bit flat but after that we must draw a line under it and prepare for a big game on Friday.”

Ninth-placed Cherries remain two points shy of a place in the end-of-season lottery but O’Kane believes there will still be twists and turns before the campaign ends.

“We can’t control results elsewhere,” he added. “We just have to concentrate on ourselves, try to win every game and, hopefully, come the end of the season it will be enough.

“We can still do it, it’s not impossible and until it mathematically gets away from us we will keep believing. If we win all four of remaining games then I think we’ll be in there.”

  • Cherries have released development squad trio Samir Bihmoutine, Chad Collins and Lewis Lindsay after their contracts were cancelled by mutual consent.

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6:31am Wed 16 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Yeovil is history now, at least we got a point in the end and we move on. Still 12pts to play for, a home game and a fair-weather forecast on Friday, what more could we ask for?
Yeovil is history now, at least we got a point in the end and we move on. Still 12pts to play for, a home game and a fair-weather forecast on Friday, what more could we ask for? TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 11

6:51am Wed 16 Apr 14

easthoweafcb. says...

3 points please and a result or 2 to go our way else where! Not too much to ask for really! Ha ha ha
3 points please and a result or 2 to go our way else where! Not too much to ask for really! Ha ha ha easthoweafcb.
  • Score: 2

8:24am Wed 16 Apr 14

Oakdale12 says...

Lets sit back and enjoy the ride . The lads have done great .
Lets sit back and enjoy the ride . The lads have done great . Oakdale12
  • Score: 11

8:41am Wed 16 Apr 14

jontee says...

Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start.
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It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him.
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Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen.
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And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre.
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As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer. jontee
  • Score: -38

8:54am Wed 16 Apr 14

lostinessex says...

jontee wrote:
Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start.
.
It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him.
.
Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen.
.
And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre.
.
As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know? lostinessex
  • Score: 16

9:32am Wed 16 Apr 14

canfordcherry says...

lostinessex wrote:
jontee wrote:
Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start.
.
It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him.
.
Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen.
.
And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre.
.
As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?
The plans are in place to develop both ends closed season if promotion, which looks such a terrible scenario in your eyes, happens. That would see an increase of around 6k (?) if they do the corners s well. The club are not just going into this blindly, we have moved on from this kind of management!
[quote][p][bold]lostinessex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?[/p][/quote]The plans are in place to develop both ends closed season if promotion, which looks such a terrible scenario in your eyes, happens. That would see an increase of around 6k (?) if they do the corners s well. The club are not just going into this blindly, we have moved on from this kind of management! canfordcherry
  • Score: 9

9:42am Wed 16 Apr 14

Chris60 says...

jontee wrote:
Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start.
.
It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him.
.
Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen.
.
And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre.
.
As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
"OK", If I had to bet on it, I'd bet against us making the play offs. However, it certainly isn't impossible and looking at the fixtures, there is just a chance that by the end of Monday we could be in 6th and looking at 2 wins to make sure of a place. Of course, if results go the other way, we could be completely out of the play off fight by Monday night but one thing is certain; if we don't think we have a chance we will never achieve anything.

The negative ones didn't think we had a chance of going up last year, then didn't think we had a chance of staying up, now they don't think we can make the play offs (hopefully they are about to complete a hat trick of incorrect predictions!). I've watched us since the days of John Bond and this is not just the best chance we've had but may just be the best chance we will ever have.

We should worry about what happens next if we get there. If we did go up and were sensible and realistic (and didn't go financially mad trying to stay up), at worse we would come down again with, according to estimates I've seen, around £100 million of extra funds. We would also have the parachute payments and with that kind of funding we could possibly build a ground which would be nearer the mark for another go. At worse, we would have the sort of financial clout we have never imagined before and which would enable us to become an established Championship team.

Dare to dream!
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]"OK", If I had to bet on it, I'd bet against us making the play offs. However, it certainly isn't impossible and looking at the fixtures, there is just a chance that by the end of Monday we could be in 6th and looking at 2 wins to make sure of a place. Of course, if results go the other way, we could be completely out of the play off fight by Monday night but one thing is certain; if we don't think we have a chance we will never achieve anything. The negative ones didn't think we had a chance of going up last year, then didn't think we had a chance of staying up, now they don't think we can make the play offs (hopefully they are about to complete a hat trick of incorrect predictions!). I've watched us since the days of John Bond and this is not just the best chance we've had but may just be the best chance we will ever have. We should worry about what happens next if we get there. If we did go up and were sensible and realistic (and didn't go financially mad trying to stay up), at worse we would come down again with, according to estimates I've seen, around £100 million of extra funds. We would also have the parachute payments and with that kind of funding we could possibly build a ground which would be nearer the mark for another go. At worse, we would have the sort of financial clout we have never imagined before and which would enable us to become an established Championship team. Dare to dream! Chris60
  • Score: 23

10:02am Wed 16 Apr 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

jontee, . So you are saying the top flight will be a sell out every week then. . . . Great Stuff. . . . . . . ITS not the size of the stadium but the size of the pitch thats needed to hold a Premiership match
jontee, . So you are saying the top flight will be a sell out every week then. . . . Great Stuff. . . . . . . ITS not the size of the stadium but the size of the pitch thats needed to hold a Premiership match RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 2

10:09am Wed 16 Apr 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

^^
Well said Chris60, nothing to add to your comment, the Premiership won't break us if we are wise so I am daring to dream!
We will all know whether the dream continues come Monday evening!!
UTCIAD
^^ Well said Chris60, nothing to add to your comment, the Premiership won't break us if we are wise so I am daring to dream! We will all know whether the dream continues come Monday evening!! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 2

10:22am Wed 16 Apr 14

forest-dweller says...

I would love to welcome AFCB to SMS next season and really hope that you can make the play offs. I do think that the Yeovil game was a big set back and that it is now a little too much to ask. I think it is basically the spot that Reading have that is up for grabs, although their up coming game with Wigan will be revealing.
I would love to welcome AFCB to SMS next season and really hope that you can make the play offs. I do think that the Yeovil game was a big set back and that it is now a little too much to ask. I think it is basically the spot that Reading have that is up for grabs, although their up coming game with Wigan will be revealing. forest-dweller
  • Score: 10

10:34am Wed 16 Apr 14

Square Old Codger says...

lostinessex wrote:
jontee wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?
Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season!
[quote][p][bold]lostinessex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?[/p][/quote]Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season! Square Old Codger
  • Score: 7

10:48am Wed 16 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

jontee wrote:
Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start.
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It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him.
.
Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen.
.
And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre.
.
As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
What a negative post . When the ground was constructed was it built in a way that the stands can be added to ? If we did go up and come straight back down , it wouldn't matter a season in the prem would be fantastic . Also we would be 50 million better off . I think ? .. If that was the case we could build on that . Are Blackpool , burnley , Barnsley . Much bigger clubs than us ? You are just a pi...ck .. Go and drink your half empty pint of beer ...
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]What a negative post . When the ground was constructed was it built in a way that the stands can be added to ? If we did go up and come straight back down , it wouldn't matter a season in the prem would be fantastic . Also we would be 50 million better off . I think ? .. If that was the case we could build on that . Are Blackpool , burnley , Barnsley . Much bigger clubs than us ? You are just a pi...ck .. Go and drink your half empty pint of beer ... Nat1234
  • Score: 4

11:01am Wed 16 Apr 14

Steveo123 says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
lostinessex wrote:
jontee wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?
Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season!
Not being negative but could we fill a 25,000 seater stadium...
Average attendance : 2012/13.. 6,852,, Average attendance 2013/14..9,790 its an improvement , (but more away fans as well...)..
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lostinessex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?[/p][/quote]Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season![/p][/quote]Not being negative but could we fill a 25,000 seater stadium... Average attendance : 2012/13.. 6,852,, Average attendance 2013/14..9,790 its an improvement , (but more away fans as well...).. Steveo123
  • Score: 2

11:33am Wed 16 Apr 14

North stand badger says...

Chris60 wrote:
jontee wrote:
Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start.
.
It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him.
.
Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen.
.
And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre.
.
As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
"OK", If I had to bet on it, I'd bet against us making the play offs. However, it certainly isn't impossible and looking at the fixtures, there is just a chance that by the end of Monday we could be in 6th and looking at 2 wins to make sure of a place. Of course, if results go the other way, we could be completely out of the play off fight by Monday night but one thing is certain; if we don't think we have a chance we will never achieve anything.

The negative ones didn't think we had a chance of going up last year, then didn't think we had a chance of staying up, now they don't think we can make the play offs (hopefully they are about to complete a hat trick of incorrect predictions!). I've watched us since the days of John Bond and this is not just the best chance we've had but may just be the best chance we will ever have.

We should worry about what happens next if we get there. If we did go up and were sensible and realistic (and didn't go financially mad trying to stay up), at worse we would come down again with, according to estimates I've seen, around £100 million of extra funds. We would also have the parachute payments and with that kind of funding we could possibly build a ground which would be nearer the mark for another go. At worse, we would have the sort of financial clout we have never imagined before and which would enable us to become an established Championship team.

Dare to dream!
Excellent response hitting the nail on the head
[quote][p][bold]Chris60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]"OK", If I had to bet on it, I'd bet against us making the play offs. However, it certainly isn't impossible and looking at the fixtures, there is just a chance that by the end of Monday we could be in 6th and looking at 2 wins to make sure of a place. Of course, if results go the other way, we could be completely out of the play off fight by Monday night but one thing is certain; if we don't think we have a chance we will never achieve anything. The negative ones didn't think we had a chance of going up last year, then didn't think we had a chance of staying up, now they don't think we can make the play offs (hopefully they are about to complete a hat trick of incorrect predictions!). I've watched us since the days of John Bond and this is not just the best chance we've had but may just be the best chance we will ever have. We should worry about what happens next if we get there. If we did go up and were sensible and realistic (and didn't go financially mad trying to stay up), at worse we would come down again with, according to estimates I've seen, around £100 million of extra funds. We would also have the parachute payments and with that kind of funding we could possibly build a ground which would be nearer the mark for another go. At worse, we would have the sort of financial clout we have never imagined before and which would enable us to become an established Championship team. Dare to dream![/p][/quote]Excellent response hitting the nail on the head North stand badger
  • Score: 4

11:51am Wed 16 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

Steveo123 wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
lostinessex wrote:
jontee wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?
Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season!
Not being negative but could we fill a 25,000 seater stadium...
Average attendance : 2012/13.. 6,852,, Average attendance 2013/14..9,790 its an improvement , (but more away fans as well...)..
Of cause we could fill a 25 thousand stadium . Remember we are talking premiership football . Perhaps not all the games , but all the top teams we would fill it with no problem . Just remember the the mad rush for tickets against Liverpool . And also the mad rush when we played man u in a FRIENDLY a few years ago . I also think we would sale 12 thousand plus season tickets . EASILY ..
[quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lostinessex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?[/p][/quote]Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season![/p][/quote]Not being negative but could we fill a 25,000 seater stadium... Average attendance : 2012/13.. 6,852,, Average attendance 2013/14..9,790 its an improvement , (but more away fans as well...)..[/p][/quote]Of cause we could fill a 25 thousand stadium . Remember we are talking premiership football . Perhaps not all the games , but all the top teams we would fill it with no problem . Just remember the the mad rush for tickets against Liverpool . And also the mad rush when we played man u in a FRIENDLY a few years ago . I also think we would sale 12 thousand plus season tickets . EASILY .. Nat1234
  • Score: 3

11:53am Wed 16 Apr 14

cherriesfan says...

The great thing about the Championship, in addition to the great standard of all the games we have seen at "Dean Court", is that most of our games have been played on Saturday and Tuesday unlike the premiership which is governed by Sky schedules. Long live the traditional Saturday afternoon game.
The great thing about the Championship, in addition to the great standard of all the games we have seen at "Dean Court", is that most of our games have been played on Saturday and Tuesday unlike the premiership which is governed by Sky schedules. Long live the traditional Saturday afternoon game. cherriesfan
  • Score: 3

12:11pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

cherriesfan wrote:
The great thing about the Championship, in addition to the great standard of all the games we have seen at "Dean Court", is that most of our games have been played on Saturday and Tuesday unlike the premiership which is governed by Sky schedules. Long live the traditional Saturday afternoon game.
I can't believe the negativity on hear today ...
[quote][p][bold]cherriesfan[/bold] wrote: The great thing about the Championship, in addition to the great standard of all the games we have seen at "Dean Court", is that most of our games have been played on Saturday and Tuesday unlike the premiership which is governed by Sky schedules. Long live the traditional Saturday afternoon game.[/p][/quote]I can't believe the negativity on hear today ... Nat1234
  • Score: -1

1:16pm Wed 16 Apr 14

coops1965cherry says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Steveo123 wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
lostinessex wrote:
jontee wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?
Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season!
Not being negative but could we fill a 25,000 seater stadium...
Average attendance : 2012/13.. 6,852,, Average attendance 2013/14..9,790 its an improvement , (but more away fans as well...)..
Of cause we could fill a 25 thousand stadium . Remember we are talking premiership football . Perhaps not all the games , but all the top teams we would fill it with no problem . Just remember the the mad rush for tickets against Liverpool . And also the mad rush when we played man u in a FRIENDLY a few years ago . I also think we would sale 12 thousand plus season tickets . EASILY ..
Well said Nat, people forget that we have taken nearly 40,000 people to Wembley and to Cardiff so the potential has and always been there.
We are the only league club in Dorset and represent the county well, people will come it has been proved time and time again.

"build it and they will come" a quote from the bible no less and it was true then, how prophetic !

We have historically been a bigger club than Reading and Wigan and just look what they have achieved with a little fore site, it is a no brainer, the stadium has to be built bigger and 25,000 would do just about right.

If we are to move forward which I believe the club is, we have to think bigger you cannot survive by standing still you end up being left behind and going backwards.

I am convinced that the board know the way forward is to think bigger and longer term.
Meanwhile the team just need to concentrate on playing and let the club worry about the rest.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lostinessex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?[/p][/quote]Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season![/p][/quote]Not being negative but could we fill a 25,000 seater stadium... Average attendance : 2012/13.. 6,852,, Average attendance 2013/14..9,790 its an improvement , (but more away fans as well...)..[/p][/quote]Of cause we could fill a 25 thousand stadium . Remember we are talking premiership football . Perhaps not all the games , but all the top teams we would fill it with no problem . Just remember the the mad rush for tickets against Liverpool . And also the mad rush when we played man u in a FRIENDLY a few years ago . I also think we would sale 12 thousand plus season tickets . EASILY ..[/p][/quote]Well said Nat, people forget that we have taken nearly 40,000 people to Wembley and to Cardiff so the potential has and always been there. We are the only league club in Dorset and represent the county well, people will come it has been proved time and time again. "build it and they will come" a quote from the bible no less and it was true then, how prophetic ! We have historically been a bigger club than Reading and Wigan and just look what they have achieved with a little fore site, it is a no brainer, the stadium has to be built bigger and 25,000 would do just about right. If we are to move forward which I believe the club is, we have to think bigger you cannot survive by standing still you end up being left behind and going backwards. I am convinced that the board know the way forward is to think bigger and longer term. Meanwhile the team just need to concentrate on playing and let the club worry about the rest. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 3

1:55pm Wed 16 Apr 14

bobsworthforever says...

I think having a Premiership team would benefit the whole town and I will be hoping the improbable will happen as for the doom and gloom mongers no doubt all 4 clubs have got them and 3 of them will be spot on I hope all ours are proved wrong. Its the easiest thing in the world to say we cant do it.i bet they wont be so chirpy if we beat Sheffield Wed and Ipswich
I think having a Premiership team would benefit the whole town and I will be hoping the improbable will happen as for the doom and gloom mongers no doubt all 4 clubs have got them and 3 of them will be spot on I hope all ours are proved wrong. Its the easiest thing in the world to say we cant do it.i bet they wont be so chirpy if we beat Sheffield Wed and Ipswich bobsworthforever
  • Score: 2

3:24pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

jontee wrote:
Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start.
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It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him.
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Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen.
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And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre.
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As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
And by the way , HARRY ON A SHOESTRING . NO WAY , why do you think we got into so much financial trouble in the first place . AFCB were paying a lot of wages to get certain players to the club . Luther blisset for one . He had a house bought for him , as part of the deal . So get you facts rite . and in my opinion EH is a far better manager than HARRY ..
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]And by the way , HARRY ON A SHOESTRING . NO WAY , why do you think we got into so much financial trouble in the first place . AFCB were paying a lot of wages to get certain players to the club . Luther blisset for one . He had a house bought for him , as part of the deal . So get you facts rite . and in my opinion EH is a far better manager than HARRY .. Nat1234
  • Score: 6

5:08pm Wed 16 Apr 14

jontee says...

Compared to now Harry was on a shoestring. The team that won div 3 was about a 16 man squad with players from lower league and non league. We did spend more later but never enough to keep us up. My whole point though was we couldn't afford it whereas now we can. There is now way Harry had as much funding as Eddie. That is a fact for you.
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Agree we could fill a 25,000 stadium in the prem, but only in the prem. You are all missing the point. A club is only as big as its fan base in the long run. OK we go up to the Prem but when we come down the crowds fall away. What happens when Mr Max gets fed up with his toy and walks away. It's happened elsewhere.
Compared to now Harry was on a shoestring. The team that won div 3 was about a 16 man squad with players from lower league and non league. We did spend more later but never enough to keep us up. My whole point though was we couldn't afford it whereas now we can. There is now way Harry had as much funding as Eddie. That is a fact for you. . Agree we could fill a 25,000 stadium in the prem, but only in the prem. You are all missing the point. A club is only as big as its fan base in the long run. OK we go up to the Prem but when we come down the crowds fall away. What happens when Mr Max gets fed up with his toy and walks away. It's happened elsewhere. jontee
  • Score: -6

5:24pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

jontee wrote:
Compared to now Harry was on a shoestring. The team that won div 3 was about a 16 man squad with players from lower league and non league. We did spend more later but never enough to keep us up. My whole point though was we couldn't afford it whereas now we can. There is now way Harry had as much funding as Eddie. That is a fact for you.
.
Agree we could fill a 25,000 stadium in the prem, but only in the prem. You are all missing the point. A club is only as big as its fan base in the long run. OK we go up to the Prem but when we come down the crowds fall away. What happens when Mr Max gets fed up with his toy and walks away. It's happened elsewhere.
Oh yes I forgot , the Chelsea owner . The Newcastle owner . Everyone said that about these teams . Of cause people walk away . If maxim left now . We would find a buyer . Straight away I've no doubt in that ...
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Compared to now Harry was on a shoestring. The team that won div 3 was about a 16 man squad with players from lower league and non league. We did spend more later but never enough to keep us up. My whole point though was we couldn't afford it whereas now we can. There is now way Harry had as much funding as Eddie. That is a fact for you. . Agree we could fill a 25,000 stadium in the prem, but only in the prem. You are all missing the point. A club is only as big as its fan base in the long run. OK we go up to the Prem but when we come down the crowds fall away. What happens when Mr Max gets fed up with his toy and walks away. It's happened elsewhere.[/p][/quote]Oh yes I forgot , the Chelsea owner . The Newcastle owner . Everyone said that about these teams . Of cause people walk away . If maxim left now . We would find a buyer . Straight away I've no doubt in that ... Nat1234
  • Score: 2

5:38pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Steveo123 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Steveo123 wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
lostinessex wrote:
jontee wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?
Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season!
Not being negative but could we fill a 25,000 seater stadium...
Average attendance : 2012/13.. 6,852,, Average attendance 2013/14..9,790 its an improvement , (but more away fans as well...)..
Of cause we could fill a 25 thousand stadium . Remember we are talking premiership football . Perhaps not all the games , but all the top teams we would fill it with no problem . Just remember the the mad rush for tickets against Liverpool . And also the mad rush when we played man u in a FRIENDLY a few years ago . I also think we would sale 12 thousand plus season tickets . EASILY ..
That's what I mean Nat,, I went to the liverpool game, where I was sitting was full of scousers, in our end........We need more cherries fans,, Don't want to be sitting next to a load of,,Man U, Arsenal, Chelsea etc etc
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lostinessex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?[/p][/quote]Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season![/p][/quote]Not being negative but could we fill a 25,000 seater stadium... Average attendance : 2012/13.. 6,852,, Average attendance 2013/14..9,790 its an improvement , (but more away fans as well...)..[/p][/quote]Of cause we could fill a 25 thousand stadium . Remember we are talking premiership football . Perhaps not all the games , but all the top teams we would fill it with no problem . Just remember the the mad rush for tickets against Liverpool . And also the mad rush when we played man u in a FRIENDLY a few years ago . I also think we would sale 12 thousand plus season tickets . EASILY ..[/p][/quote]That's what I mean Nat,, I went to the liverpool game, where I was sitting was full of scousers, in our end........We need more cherries fans,, Don't want to be sitting next to a load of,,Man U, Arsenal, Chelsea etc etc Steveo123
  • Score: 0

5:40pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Steveo123 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Steveo123 wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
lostinessex wrote:
jontee wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.
Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?
Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season!
Not being negative but could we fill a 25,000 seater stadium...
Average attendance : 2012/13.. 6,852,, Average attendance 2013/14..9,790 its an improvement , (but more away fans as well...)..
Of cause we could fill a 25 thousand stadium . Remember we are talking premiership football . Perhaps not all the games , but all the top teams we would fill it with no problem . Just remember the the mad rush for tickets against Liverpool . And also the mad rush when we played man u in a FRIENDLY a few years ago . I also think we would sale 12 thousand plus season tickets . EASILY ..
That's what I mean Nat,, I went to the liverpool game, where I was sitting was full of scousers, in our end........We need more cherries fans,, Don't want to be sitting next to a load of,,Man U, Arsenal, Chelsea etc etc
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steveo123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lostinessex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Yeovil was a case of weary legs and a bit of complacency. But as one or two have said, why did Eddie field Grabban when he obviously was not fit. If ever the stage was set for Kermorgant and Pitman this was surely it. What’s the point of a squad if you don’t use it ? I really don’t know what Pitman has got to do to earn a start. . It’s been a great season, but Harry’s achievement will never be surpassed because he had to operate on a shoestring. Eddie has done a fantastic job but he has had Max Demin’s finance behind him. . Play-offs ?. Dream on. It’s unrealistic to think we can overhaul 3 teams with more points and better goal difference over 4 games. It’s an old saying – be careful what you wish for. The ground holds 12,000. If by some miracle we did go up, we could not possibly stage Premiership football at Dean Court. The ground is not large by League 1 standards, is tiny by Championship standards, and would be miniscule by Premiership standards. The normal away team allocation would be woefully inadequate. That would mean thousands of away fans travelling without tickets. That means trouble. No way would the police allow it. The spectre of May 1990 still looms very large in Bournemouth. The only possible way would be to give up the majority of tickets to away fans meaning very little for home fans. So you are looking at a ground share, and given the anti Southampton feeling at AFCB, that would never happen. . And if we managed to overcome all these obstacles would you really want to spend next season rooted to the foot of the Premiership ? I certainly wouldn’t. Much better to concentrate on next season in the Championship. For those in cloud cuckoo land we will have great trouble repeating this season’s performance. It’s called second season syndrome. Without naming names, several players have played above themselves and we are still short on Championship calibre. . As a team and as a club we are still very much punching above our weight and it will take a big investment again from Mr Demin, subject of course to FP rules, to avoid a struggle next season. And even that assumes we are able to hang on to Eddie and our best players this summer.[/p][/quote]Forever the optimist. Who do you actually support? Any team we know?[/p][/quote]Certainly "a glass half empty merchant" the Club has already announced plans to increase ground capacity to 25,000 for the 2015/16 Season anmd are clearly planning ahead and whilst I don't think it likely that we will make the play offs this year, we are too much in the hands of others, I have no doubt that the squad will be improved again this Summer for a push next Season. We certainly will never be able to compete in the top six," league within a league " that exists in the Premiership and like the majority of teams in that division would be there to make up the numbers, rather like our neighbours Southampton who will have a major task to retain both their Manager and key players this Summer. I for one like the Championship, every game is close and competitive and there are some very good Clubs in it and some good football played and am happy that we are likely to be playing there next Season. Thanks to Max and his fellow investors we don't have to sell players, particularly to competitors in the Championship and really don't see us losing players and I am sure that Eddie and Jason ( and the Board ) have a long term plan for the Club and wont be moving for a while yet. . He happy, it's been a great season![/p][/quote]Not being negative but could we fill a 25,000 seater stadium... Average attendance : 2012/13.. 6,852,, Average attendance 2013/14..9,790 its an improvement , (but more away fans as well...)..[/p][/quote]Of cause we could fill a 25 thousand stadium . Remember we are talking premiership football . Perhaps not all the games , but all the top teams we would fill it with no problem . Just remember the the mad rush for tickets against Liverpool . And also the mad rush when we played man u in a FRIENDLY a few years ago . I also think we would sale 12 thousand plus season tickets . EASILY ..[/p][/quote]That's what I mean Nat,, I went to the liverpool game, where I was sitting was full of scousers, in our end........We need more cherries fans,, Don't want to be sitting next to a load of,,Man U, Arsenal, Chelsea etc etc Steveo123
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6:54pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Deejaycee says...

Nat1234, sorry to be picky but it's of course, not of cause.
Nat1234, sorry to be picky but it's of course, not of cause. Deejaycee
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9:43pm Wed 16 Apr 14

raybren says...

Coming to a cinema near you soon , the blockbuster " HELL IN THE PREMIERSHIP " , starring JONTEE and OXBOG . A tale of two negativos trying to survive in a hostile land !
Coming to a cinema near you soon , the blockbuster " HELL IN THE PREMIERSHIP " , starring JONTEE and OXBOG . A tale of two negativos trying to survive in a hostile land ! raybren
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