Cherries: Onwards and upwards for Baudry

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

MATHIEU Baudry insisted he was ready to pull out all the stops to prove his doubters wrong after he was released by Cherries.

The luckless Frenchman showed promise during his stint at Dean Court but saw his progress hampered by injury setbacks.

Central defender Baudry, who is also capable of playing in midfield, was restricted to just six starts and six substitute appearances after joining the League One club at the end of the 2011 January transfer window.

A product of the Le Havre academy, Baudry had been hoping to get a new contract after a loan spell at Dagenham & Redbridge last season.

But announcing his Cherries exit on social networking website Twitter yesterday, he said: “I won’t be a Bournemouth player next season... thank you everyone who supported me. Bournemouth will still have a special part for me.

“I don’t blame anyone. I will keep working and prove (people) wrong.”

Baudry was one of a number of out-of-contract players to be shown the door yesterday by newly-appointed manager Paul Groves.

As revealed exclusively by the Daily Echo via Twitter yesterday, boss Groves also released club captain Warren Cummings as part of his 2012 squad trimming.

Striker Lyle Taylor, goalkeeper Jordan Seabright and young |professionals Alex Parsons |and Paddy Hester were the ot-|her players to head through the exit.

Rookie defenders Dan Strugnell and Gary Bowles, meanwhile, have been offered further one-year contracts by Cherries.

Taylor had spent two years at Dean Court since being signed by Eddie Howe. The frontman tweeted: “As one door closes another opens. Thank you to all the fans and good luck to you all for the future.”

Worthing-based Parsons, who is aiming to earn a professional deal elsewhere, felt the club’s change of manager had come at a bad time for him.

He told the Daily Echo: “It was the best time of my life and I was disappointed and absolutely gutted when I found out, but there was nothing I could have done.

“The change in manager didn’t really help me in terms of the timing because there was not much chance for them to see me playing.”

Meanwhile, Groves last night confirmed that striker Michael Symes had been released.

Signed by former boss Eddie Howe, Symes scored four goals on loan at Rochdale in the closing stages of last season and netted 11 times for Cherries in 42 appearances, 26 of which were in the starting line-up.

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7:37am Tue 15 May 12

Football banning order yob says...

Best of luck to all released, baudry decision still baffles me, Barrett old and liability, potential issues with cook lay ahead.. Must mean Addison signing.
Best of luck to all released, baudry decision still baffles me, Barrett old and liability, potential issues with cook lay ahead.. Must mean Addison signing. Football banning order yob
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8:11am Tue 15 May 12

Dont have short memorys says...

Matt Most of us could see you didnt get a fair crack of the whip. and I think its fair to say you go with most proper supporters best wishes I hope you find another Club and I was in the area and went to see you play for Daganham and I think Groves has made the first mistake of his hopefully short spell as our Manager its no reflection on you lots of players leave here and go on to better things we may even pay 800k to get you back in a couple of Years
Matt Most of us could see you didnt get a fair crack of the whip. and I think its fair to say you go with most proper supporters best wishes I hope you find another Club and I was in the area and went to see you play for Daganham and I think Groves has made the first mistake of his hopefully short spell as our Manager its no reflection on you lots of players leave here and go on to better things we may even pay 800k to get you back in a couple of Years Dont have short memorys
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8:25am Tue 15 May 12

RedhillPete says...

Baffled by Bowles above Baudry - both on and off the pitch. Good luck Mathieu, I am sure you will go on to be a success elsewhere & prove them wrong.
Baffled by Bowles above Baudry - both on and off the pitch. Good luck Mathieu, I am sure you will go on to be a success elsewhere & prove them wrong. RedhillPete
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8:31am Tue 15 May 12

AFCBade says...

Shame about Symes. Thonk he was worth keeping
Shame about Symes. Thonk he was worth keeping AFCBade
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9:04am Tue 15 May 12

goodoldecho says...

Can't believe this - anyone who saw the Bristol game ( season before last ? ) will feel the same.
Can't believe this - anyone who saw the Bristol game ( season before last ? ) will feel the same. goodoldecho
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10:47am Tue 15 May 12

The Renegade Master says...

It's blatantly obvious that Baudry, Cummings, Symes and Taylor had no chance of being retained as they had all fallen out with Mitchell(s) at some point last season. The Mitchell clan only surround themselves with yes men, so if Groves has any thoughts of his own he'll be out by Christmas and Brooks installed as manager.
It's blatantly obvious that Baudry, Cummings, Symes and Taylor had no chance of being retained as they had all fallen out with Mitchell(s) at some point last season. The Mitchell clan only surround themselves with yes men, so if Groves has any thoughts of his own he'll be out by Christmas and Brooks installed as manager. The Renegade Master
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12:36pm Tue 15 May 12

AFCBENJI says...

Gutted about Baudry..... he always played well when selected. I was hoping he would get a chance in the defensive midfield role again...... he's better than 'back passing Copper' and '50/50 Arter.'

Good luck Baudry!
Gutted about Baudry..... he always played well when selected. I was hoping he would get a chance in the defensive midfield role again...... he's better than 'back passing Copper' and '50/50 Arter.' Good luck Baudry! AFCBENJI
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12:41pm Tue 15 May 12

Cmdr Kryll says...

AFCBENJI wrote:
Gutted about Baudry..... he always played well when selected. I was hoping he would get a chance in the defensive midfield role again...... he's better than 'back passing Copper' and '50/50 Arter.'

Good luck Baudry!
Completely agree, also is very sexy, bought the housewives through the turnstiles, Cooper can do one, worst the Foley!
[quote][p][bold]AFCBENJI[/bold] wrote: Gutted about Baudry..... he always played well when selected. I was hoping he would get a chance in the defensive midfield role again...... he's better than 'back passing Copper' and '50/50 Arter.' Good luck Baudry![/p][/quote]Completely agree, also is very sexy, bought the housewives through the turnstiles, Cooper can do one, worst the Foley! Cmdr Kryll
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1:46pm Tue 15 May 12

SnakeDoc says...

Indeed... Very sexy man is Baudry!
I also hear in a recent match-worn shirt giveaway, the winner of the Cooper shirt was offered Cooper as well, but refused as it would affect the resale value of said shirt and it would also make it more difficult to wash his car with it, if Cooper was still inside.
Indeed... Very sexy man is Baudry! I also hear in a recent match-worn shirt giveaway, the winner of the Cooper shirt was offered Cooper as well, but refused as it would affect the resale value of said shirt and it would also make it more difficult to wash his car with it, if Cooper was still inside. SnakeDoc
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5:22pm Tue 15 May 12

Bishop7 says...

Well done Groves, dead wood out, just need to do a couple of others yet ! UTCIADS
Well done Groves, dead wood out, just need to do a couple of others yet ! UTCIADS Bishop7
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