Battling victory for Cherries

Cherries maintained their spirited League Two promotion push this afternoon with a battling victory in testing circumstances.

Having suffered the loss of influential pair Anton Robinson and Shwan Jalal to injury during the Dean Court clash against Shrewsbury, Eddie Howe’s men displayed their fighting qualities to claim a dramatic late win.

With rain again hammering the stadium in a similar scene to last weekend’s FA Cup defeat against Notts County, Cherries came out on top on this occasion thanks to a fortuitous 85th-minute winner.

The goal came when captain Danny Hollands chased a Steve Fletcher flick-on and, with the central midfielder closing in, Shrews midfielder Terry Dunfield diverted the ball past his own goalkeeper.

Paul Simpson’s side attempted to find a way back into the match as the minutes ticked away, but a Cherries defence led by the outstanding Jason Pearce held firm.

Despite the nature of the goal, Cherries were not complaining as the result kept them within a point of leaders Rochdale.

Cherries boss Howe named an unchanged side from the one which drew 1-1 at Barnet on Tuesday, while the visitors were forced to replace injured, eight-goal top scorer Dave Hibbert with Nathan Elder in attack.

But Elder saw little of the ball in the early exchanges as Cherries made a promising start in front of their own fans.

With Sammy Igoe and Alan Connell featuring prominently in a bright opening, Shrewsbury were made to work hard as Cherries set about finding a way through the defence which shut out high-flying Rotherham in an impressive midweek win.

Connell came close as early as the fifth minute when he received Ryan Garry’s pass and turned sharply, but his attempted lob failed to test David Button, the Tottenham Hotspur keeper who had an unsuccessful spell with Cherries last season.

Howe was forced into an early substitution when Marvin Bartley replaced Robinson in the heart of the Cherries midfield, with the former Weymouth captain clearly struggling with an injury.

Despite their strong start, though, it was the hosts’ keeper who was called into action first on 17 minutes. Shrewsbury fired a warning to Howe’s men when, in space 20 yards from goal, Dunfield forced Jalal to parry his shot. As the visitors grew in confidence, Jalal was again required moments later to save low down from a Jamie Devitt shot.

Cherries’ response was swift, with Igoe and Connell again at the centre of things. The ex-Bristol Rovers playmaker picked out Connell with a lofted pass and the forward’s attempt at a Marco van Basten volley looped over.

As Shrewsbury began to grow into the game, Jalal again had to be sharp to collect Devitt’s low drive from a tight angle.

With Cherries struggling to get any joy in the final third as the half wore on, wide men Liam Feeney and Igoe switched flanks to give Howe’s side a different attacking dimension.

Feeney was involved as Cherries had an effort on goal three minutes before the break, although it came from a set piece.

The winger’s corner was headed goalwards by the excellent Pearce and his defensive partner Garry arrived just to late at the far post to add the finishing touch.

Moments later, ex-Salisbury City star Feeney had Cherries’ best attempt of the opening period as Shrewsbury had Button to thank for saving them.

With Feeney sent clear by a Connell flick, the livewire showed the visiting defence a clean pair of heels and would have scored but he saw his firm, low shot well claimed by Button.

As the action livened up ahead of the interval, Garry denied Paul Murray a clear shot before blocking a powerful effort from Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

The eventful proceedings continued after the break and Cherries suffered a double scare within seven minutes.

Key man Jalal, who missed last weekend’s FA Cup defeat, required treatment after appearing to sustain a thigh injury.

Moments later his fitness was tested by Devitt, with Jalal springing to his right to produce an excellent save.

Howe decided he had seen enough on 54 minutes and threw powerful veteran targetman Fletcher on in place of Connell.

The Cherries boss was forced to make another change five minutes later when Jalal failed to fully recover from his injury and hobbled off, to be replaced by 18-year-old rookie Dan Thomas.

With rain now lashing down, Thomas was called into duty in the most difficult of conditions, as he was against County.

Despite neither keeper being likely to relish the increasingly slippery surface, both sides failed to get a shot on target for much of the second half, with goalscoring chances drying up at a wet Dean Court.

It took until the 79th minute for a clear opportunity to come, but Dunfield failed to direct his powerful left-foot drive on target as it flew wide from 18 yards.

But just when it looked as if the game was destined to finish goalless, Cherries struck.

After Lee Bradbury had delivered a long free-kick deep into Shrewsbury territory, flick-ons from Fletcher and Pearce put the ball in the danger area and, with Hollands in close proximity, Shrewsbury's Dunfield appeared to head the ball past Button and in off the far post.

Cherries: (4-4-2) Jalal (Thomas, 59); Bradbury, Pearce, Garry, Cummings; Feeney, Robinson (Bartley, 14), Hollands, Igoe; Pitman, Connell (Fletcher, 54). Unused subs: Goulding, McQuoid, Partington.

Shrewsbury Town: (4-4-2) Button; Holden, Coughlan, Langmead, Cansdell-Sherriff; Devitt, Dunfield, Murray, McIntyre; Elder (Bright, 76), Fairhurst (Riza, 80). Unused subs: Robinson, Leslie, Hooma, Simpson, Arestidou.

Booked: Cansdell-Sherriff, Holden, Langmead

Referee: Fred Graham (Essex)

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5:24pm Sat 5 Dec 09

djd says...

A game well played by both sides. Cherries were definitely the better side but Shrewsbury played well and probably didn't deserve to lose. But that's football. Three points to the Cherries
A game well played by both sides. Cherries were definitely the better side but Shrewsbury played well and probably didn't deserve to lose. But that's football. Three points to the Cherries djd
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5:31pm Sat 5 Dec 09

Tom Griffiths says...

Yet another fine effort in difficult conditions, with injuries to vital players during the game.Eddie and Jason have got these lads to stick to the task with a never give up attitude and they. are playing for each other, as a team, in every game.Very well done by all concerned.
Yet another fine effort in difficult conditions, with injuries to vital players during the game.Eddie and Jason have got these lads to stick to the task with a never give up attitude and they. are playing for each other, as a team, in every game.Very well done by all concerned. Tom Griffiths
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5:42pm Sat 5 Dec 09

dc addict says...

A very lucky 3 points. Shrewsbury handled us quite easily and played the ball through midfield with more aplomb than us. We really need something extra up front but what I don't know. Eddie clearly thinks little of Jeff Goulding or he would have played before now. I also think it's time for Joe Partington. He can distribute the ball well, something we just seem to lack lately. We are definately falling away. Teams come to DC to keep it tight and score on the break and Shrewsbury were unlucky not to achieve that.
Having said all that, I'll take the 3 points with, hopefully 3 more at Morecombe.
A very lucky 3 points. Shrewsbury handled us quite easily and played the ball through midfield with more aplomb than us. We really need something extra up front but what I don't know. Eddie clearly thinks little of Jeff Goulding or he would have played before now. I also think it's time for Joe Partington. He can distribute the ball well, something we just seem to lack lately. We are definately falling away. Teams come to DC to keep it tight and score on the break and Shrewsbury were unlucky not to achieve that. Having said all that, I'll take the 3 points with, hopefully 3 more at Morecombe. dc addict
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5:52pm Sat 5 Dec 09

Nickolai says...

Until the own goal we never looked like scoring, but will take the three points !
Defensively we looked solid again, but the midfield struggled to create much for the front two and sat too deep at times in the second half.
Nobody was prepared to gamble, make runs or shoot !
But a win is a win and we are four points clear of third place now.
UTCIAD
Until the own goal we never looked like scoring, but will take the three points ! Defensively we looked solid again, but the midfield struggled to create much for the front two and sat too deep at times in the second half. Nobody was prepared to gamble, make runs or shoot ! But a win is a win and we are four points clear of third place now. UTCIAD Nickolai
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5:59pm Sat 5 Dec 09

dc addict says...

Just felt I had to comment on the way young David Button was treated by the thugs at the back of the North Stand. Banter is one thing but they were downright nasty and there is no place for that in football.
Yes it's true that he cost us points last season but that's the way it goes. He certainly didn't do it deliberately.
If any of you idiots at the back would like to come on here (assuming you can string a couple of sentences together) to give your reasons, then please do.
Just felt I had to comment on the way young David Button was treated by the thugs at the back of the North Stand. Banter is one thing but they were downright nasty and there is no place for that in football. Yes it's true that he cost us points last season but that's the way it goes. He certainly didn't do it deliberately. If any of you idiots at the back would like to come on here (assuming you can string a couple of sentences together) to give your reasons, then please do. dc addict
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6:12pm Sat 5 Dec 09

GrayAfcb says...

I thought we stated brightly and had the upper hand throughout the 1st half, good to see sammy igoe on the ball more and through his prompting we created far more and with jason and ryan being solid in defence and jals safe hands i couldnt see the shrews scoring. They raised there game in the 2nd half but the whole teams defensive attitude in closing down limited their chances, marv put in good challenges and i also thought that dan thomas kept goal with more confindence when he came on. shrews tried to use rough tactics on liam and through persistance and more variety in our corners and free kicks enabled us to cause them problems. Lucky result no i dont think so as perserverance gained us the right result. Well done eddie and the lads. UTCIAD
I thought we stated brightly and had the upper hand throughout the 1st half, good to see sammy igoe on the ball more and through his prompting we created far more and with jason and ryan being solid in defence and jals safe hands i couldnt see the shrews scoring. They raised there game in the 2nd half but the whole teams defensive attitude in closing down limited their chances, marv put in good challenges and i also thought that dan thomas kept goal with more confindence when he came on. shrews tried to use rough tactics on liam and through persistance and more variety in our corners and free kicks enabled us to cause them problems. Lucky result no i dont think so as perserverance gained us the right result. Well done eddie and the lads. UTCIAD GrayAfcb
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6:14pm Sat 5 Dec 09

nonnogeppetto says...

Sometimes teams that are promoted or lead a league can look back at the games they played and say yes that was the game when lady luck was on our side. Today was such a game, because as it as already been stated above, until that own goal we were going no where. I don't know if the players were effected by Tuesday's game (must have been) or they had their early Christmas Party or what but there were a lot of tired legs on that pitch today. Please don't get me wrong because I would not last a secong on a football pitch let alone play for 90 minutes but I am no professional footballer (thank God I hear you say!!) Three points are three points however they come but if I was a Shrewsbury supporter I would feen gutted
Sometimes teams that are promoted or lead a league can look back at the games they played and say yes that was the game when lady luck was on our side. Today was such a game, because as it as already been stated above, until that own goal we were going no where. I don't know if the players were effected by Tuesday's game (must have been) or they had their early Christmas Party or what but there were a lot of tired legs on that pitch today. Please don't get me wrong because I would not last a secong on a football pitch let alone play for 90 minutes but I am no professional footballer (thank God I hear you say!!) Three points are three points however they come but if I was a Shrewsbury supporter I would feen gutted nonnogeppetto
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6:20pm Sat 5 Dec 09

Nickolai says...

dc addict wrote:
Just felt I had to comment on the way young David Button was treated by the thugs at the back of the North Stand. Banter is one thing but they were downright nasty and there is no place for that in football. Yes it's true that he cost us points last season but that's the way it goes. He certainly didn't do it deliberately. If any of you idiots at the back would like to come on here (assuming you can string a couple of sentences together) to give your reasons, then please do.
And if he had reacted to it then the morons would be the first to be up in arms over any abuse he gave them.
[quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: Just felt I had to comment on the way young David Button was treated by the thugs at the back of the North Stand. Banter is one thing but they were downright nasty and there is no place for that in football. Yes it's true that he cost us points last season but that's the way it goes. He certainly didn't do it deliberately. If any of you idiots at the back would like to come on here (assuming you can string a couple of sentences together) to give your reasons, then please do.[/p][/quote]And if he had reacted to it then the morons would be the first to be up in arms over any abuse he gave them. Nickolai
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6:51pm Sat 5 Dec 09

devon exile says...

I will take three points any way they come and be pleased for it, but the lack of goals in this team at present is a great concern, I appreciate Jeff Goulding has recently come back from injury and we have had no reserve matches in which he is able to get match fit, but he is little more than a christmas decoration sat on the bench come on Eddie give him 20 minutes at least
I will take three points any way they come and be pleased for it, but the lack of goals in this team at present is a great concern, I appreciate Jeff Goulding has recently come back from injury and we have had no reserve matches in which he is able to get match fit, but he is little more than a christmas decoration sat on the bench come on Eddie give him 20 minutes at least devon exile
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7:21pm Sat 5 Dec 09

nonnogeppetto says...

Graham Sauness was sat in one of the boxes just behind us. Was he there to look at some players? or just a guest of someone? I guess we will never know
Graham Sauness was sat in one of the boxes just behind us. Was he there to look at some players? or just a guest of someone? I guess we will never know nonnogeppetto
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7:23pm Sat 5 Dec 09

nonnogeppetto says...

Apologies to Graham it should be Souness and not as I spelt it with an a
Apologies to Graham it should be Souness and not as I spelt it with an a nonnogeppetto
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7:39pm Sat 5 Dec 09

bmb says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Graham Sauness was sat in one of the boxes just behind us. Was he there to look at some players? or just a guest of someone? I guess we will never know
You must sit near me then! Happy to take 3 points however they come, it will help boost confidence. Shwan said after the game he had a calf strain and he didn't think it was serious but he will rest up this week and thinks he will be back next week. Anton was subbed because of a back strain. Dan Thomas looked stronger this week I thought when he came on and it must have done him the world of good to have his first 1st team win. Well done to all of the boys - not a pretty display but again lousy conditions and importantly all 3 points!!
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Graham Sauness was sat in one of the boxes just behind us. Was he there to look at some players? or just a guest of someone? I guess we will never know[/p][/quote]You must sit near me then! Happy to take 3 points however they come, it will help boost confidence. Shwan said after the game he had a calf strain and he didn't think it was serious but he will rest up this week and thinks he will be back next week. Anton was subbed because of a back strain. Dan Thomas looked stronger this week I thought when he came on and it must have done him the world of good to have his first 1st team win. Well done to all of the boys - not a pretty display but again lousy conditions and importantly all 3 points!! bmb
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7:52pm Sat 5 Dec 09

Luffbracherry says...

Not the best of performances perhaps but we are still in there and that is what counts

I do think that Eddie has to vary the attacking options - Connell is a waste of time as a striker and every game is the same - start Connell and after 60 mins or so ineffective performance bring on Fletch

I think our opponents have us sussed
Not the best of performances perhaps but we are still in there and that is what counts I do think that Eddie has to vary the attacking options - Connell is a waste of time as a striker and every game is the same - start Connell and after 60 mins or so ineffective performance bring on Fletch I think our opponents have us sussed Luffbracherry
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7:52pm Sat 5 Dec 09

supermac says...

Lousy conditions and lousy fans sat behind me sarcasticly cheering when connell was subbed.Had a good first half and like the rest found it difficult in the second when the rain came.Thought pearce was different class today,doubt whether you will find a better defender in the bottom 2 divisions.
Lousy conditions and lousy fans sat behind me sarcasticly cheering when connell was subbed.Had a good first half and like the rest found it difficult in the second when the rain came.Thought pearce was different class today,doubt whether you will find a better defender in the bottom 2 divisions. supermac
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8:08pm Sat 5 Dec 09

lymocherry says...

Have to comment on those saying we have fallen away, no defeat in 5 league games and just one defeat in 8, now if that's us falling away then I am more than happy. We are a football side and the weather in recent games has not helped, we have a record of this time of year dropping points but we are not so if we have to win ugly then so be it!!!
Have to comment on those saying we have fallen away, no defeat in 5 league games and just one defeat in 8, now if that's us falling away then I am more than happy. We are a football side and the weather in recent games has not helped, we have a record of this time of year dropping points but we are not so if we have to win ugly then so be it!!! lymocherry
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8:42pm Sat 5 Dec 09

wookj1 says...

Every team we play now are doubling up on Feeney, and getting players behind the ball.
Eddie may well have had a plan B today but effectively scuppered by the injuries.
So..... 3 valuable points.
We are in second place in the league.
We have a history in recent seasons of coming on strong in the second half of the season.
Bring on the New Year.
We are all up for the challenges ahead.
Well done Eddie, Jason and the lads.
Every team we play now are doubling up on Feeney, and getting players behind the ball. Eddie may well have had a plan B today but effectively scuppered by the injuries. So..... 3 valuable points. We are in second place in the league. We have a history in recent seasons of coming on strong in the second half of the season. Bring on the New Year. We are all up for the challenges ahead. Well done Eddie, Jason and the lads. wookj1
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8:43pm Sat 5 Dec 09

Knock it early says...

Apologies for changing the subject people but, does anyone know how Shaun Cooper rehab is going? when is he likely to be back in contention?
Apologies for changing the subject people but, does anyone know how Shaun Cooper rehab is going? when is he likely to be back in contention? Knock it early
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9:19pm Sat 5 Dec 09

dc addict says...

lymocherry wrote:
Have to comment on those saying we have fallen away, no defeat in 5 league games and just one defeat in 8, now if that's us falling away then I am more than happy. We are a football side and the weather in recent games has not helped, we have a record of this time of year dropping points but we are not so if we have to win ugly then so be it!!!
You could only have been referring to me, so say it!
You may not be aware but a win gets 3 points and a draw gets 1 point.
So, in the last 5 league games, we've dropped 6 points and in the last 8 games, we've dropped 9 points. To me that's falling away from our early season successes.
That, by the way, is no criticism. I always expected it. Injuries do that and with no loan players, what do you expect? Suspensions are now looming and unless the FL scum play fair - fat chance - we will really start to struggle.
[quote][p][bold]lymocherry[/bold] wrote: Have to comment on those saying we have fallen away, no defeat in 5 league games and just one defeat in 8, now if that's us falling away then I am more than happy. We are a football side and the weather in recent games has not helped, we have a record of this time of year dropping points but we are not so if we have to win ugly then so be it!!! [/p][/quote]You could only have been referring to me, so say it! You may not be aware but a win gets 3 points and a draw gets 1 point. So, in the last 5 league games, we've dropped 6 points and in the last 8 games, we've dropped 9 points. To me that's falling away from our early season successes. That, by the way, is no criticism. I always expected it. Injuries do that and with no loan players, what do you expect? Suspensions are now looming and unless the FL scum play fair - fat chance - we will really start to struggle. dc addict
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10:08pm Sat 5 Dec 09

Cantona4Cherries says...

Spoke to Coops in the tunnel before the match and he said he's back running and things are on track, but no firm date yet !!
Spoke to Coops in the tunnel before the match and he said he's back running and things are on track, but no firm date yet !! Cantona4Cherries
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10:23pm Sat 5 Dec 09

GrayAfcb says...

Before todays game we were 1pt behind top spot and 1pt above 3rd place. now we are still 1pt behind top spot and 4pts ahead of 3rd. Slightly opening a gap between us and the chasing pack. Many tough games to be played between now and into the new year. I think eddie is making sure that a fit squad of players will be available to carry us through that period. Eddie howe is a our king. UTCIAD
Before todays game we were 1pt behind top spot and 1pt above 3rd place. now we are still 1pt behind top spot and 4pts ahead of 3rd. Slightly opening a gap between us and the chasing pack. Many tough games to be played between now and into the new year. I think eddie is making sure that a fit squad of players will be available to carry us through that period. Eddie howe is a our king. UTCIAD GrayAfcb
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10:54pm Sat 5 Dec 09

flyingleaper says...

Missed penalty,-----Owen goal--ill take it,thats football---AAAAAAAAA
HHHHHHHHHgo u cherries,Thomas u r the bees knees,muchas grartius! yo England calls!bring it on ,com e o n u cherries--aaaaaaaaaa
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
hh(so happy)u have no idea!wellmaybe u do!
Missed penalty,-----Owen goal--ill take it,thats football---AAAAAAAAA HHHHHHHHHgo u cherries,Thomas u r the bees knees,muchas grartius! yo England calls!bring it on ,com e o n u cherries--aaaaaaaaaa hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hh(so happy)u have no idea!wellmaybe u do! flyingleaper
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8:49am Sun 6 Dec 09

Square Old Codger says...

It took a slice of luck to win a game in which we only managed three shots at goal against a determined and physical opponent ( three cards and thirteen fouls) but it's time we had a few breaks. The victory was at a price though, Robinson and Jamal injured - players we can ill afford to lose, hopefully they were taken off before much damage was done. We do struggle to create chances against determined and well organized teams, particularly at home, the standard tactic is to put two on Feeney, our most creative player and rely on "breakaways" they had twice as many shots on goal as us. The fact is that Molesley is a key player for us and we aren't likely to see him again until well into the New Year at the very best. We can only hope that the "rumours" that the Embargo will be eased in January are true, Eddie does need to be able to refresh the Squad. Pity that the gate dropped below 5000 though, understandable of course, a big shopping day and the second game in the week.
It took a slice of luck to win a game in which we only managed three shots at goal against a determined and physical opponent ( three cards and thirteen fouls) but it's time we had a few breaks. The victory was at a price though, Robinson and Jamal injured - players we can ill afford to lose, hopefully they were taken off before much damage was done. We do struggle to create chances against determined and well organized teams, particularly at home, the standard tactic is to put two on Feeney, our most creative player and rely on "breakaways" they had twice as many shots on goal as us. The fact is that Molesley is a key player for us and we aren't likely to see him again until well into the New Year at the very best. We can only hope that the "rumours" that the Embargo will be eased in January are true, Eddie does need to be able to refresh the Squad. Pity that the gate dropped below 5000 though, understandable of course, a big shopping day and the second game in the week. Square Old Codger
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9:20am Sun 6 Dec 09

wookj1 says...

Morecambe next saturday.
Goulding and Partington were both outstanding there end of last season.
Will either get a look in next week?
Fingers crossed for another good poerformance on our travels.
Morecambe next saturday. Goulding and Partington were both outstanding there end of last season. Will either get a look in next week? Fingers crossed for another good poerformance on our travels. wookj1
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9:23am Sun 6 Dec 09

wookj1 says...


Where are George Webb and Ryan Pryce playing at the moment?
Where are George Webb and Ryan Pryce playing at the moment? wookj1
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11:00am Sun 6 Dec 09

Bournemouth person says...

A battling game in difficult conditions. Much amusement with chants of "Sunny, Sunny Bournemouth"

We edged it and are worthy automatic promotion contenders.

Up The Cherres!
A battling game in difficult conditions. Much amusement with chants of "Sunny, Sunny Bournemouth" We edged it and are worthy automatic promotion contenders. Up The Cherres! Bournemouth person
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11:15am Sun 6 Dec 09

Laurie H Marsh says...

We just need 2 points a game, every game.
Just win all the home games and draw all the away games.
Sounds easy doesnt it?
How come it is so tough?
We just need 2 points a game, every game. Just win all the home games and draw all the away games. Sounds easy doesnt it? How come it is so tough? Laurie H Marsh
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11:30am Sun 6 Dec 09

Julian1981 says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
It took a slice of luck to win a game in which we only managed three shots at goal against a determined and physical opponent ( three cards and thirteen fouls) but it's time we had a few breaks. The victory was at a price though, Robinson and Jamal injured - players we can ill afford to lose, hopefully they were taken off before much damage was done. We do struggle to create chances against determined and well organized teams, particularly at home, the standard tactic is to put two on Feeney, our most creative player and rely on "breakaways" they had twice as many shots on goal as us. The fact is that Molesley is a key player for us and we aren't likely to see him again until well into the New Year at the very best. We can only hope that the "rumours" that the Embargo will be eased in January are true, Eddie does need to be able to refresh the Squad. Pity that the gate dropped below 5000 though, understandable of course, a big shopping day and the second game in the week.
The reason the gates were below 5,000 was because supporters are drifting away and it has nothing to do with the build up of christmas and shopping weekends.The turn out was very poor and maybe the boos and insults from some of the so called Bournemouth supporters are not helping!!!!!!We were lucky to win,a own goal to me is not a reward for a win!!!Bournemouth need to really start stepping up gears again and get back on the top of the table.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: It took a slice of luck to win a game in which we only managed three shots at goal against a determined and physical opponent ( three cards and thirteen fouls) but it's time we had a few breaks. The victory was at a price though, Robinson and Jamal injured - players we can ill afford to lose, hopefully they were taken off before much damage was done. We do struggle to create chances against determined and well organized teams, particularly at home, the standard tactic is to put two on Feeney, our most creative player and rely on "breakaways" they had twice as many shots on goal as us. The fact is that Molesley is a key player for us and we aren't likely to see him again until well into the New Year at the very best. We can only hope that the "rumours" that the Embargo will be eased in January are true, Eddie does need to be able to refresh the Squad. Pity that the gate dropped below 5000 though, understandable of course, a big shopping day and the second game in the week.[/p][/quote]The reason the gates were below 5,000 was because supporters are drifting away and it has nothing to do with the build up of christmas and shopping weekends.The turn out was very poor and maybe the boos and insults from some of the so called Bournemouth supporters are not helping!!!!!!We were lucky to win,a own goal to me is not a reward for a win!!!Bournemouth need to really start stepping up gears again and get back on the top of the table. Julian1981
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11:36am Sun 6 Dec 09

lionheart says...

wookj1 wrote:
Where are George Webb and Ryan Pryce playing at the moment?
George Webb went to join Gosport Borough as his father is a friend of Alec Pike.

No idea where Ryan Pryce went
[quote][p][bold]wookj1[/bold] wrote: Where are George Webb and Ryan Pryce playing at the moment?[/p][/quote]George Webb went to join Gosport Borough as his father is a friend of Alec Pike. No idea where Ryan Pryce went lionheart
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11:47am Sun 6 Dec 09

lionheart says...

dc addict wrote:
Just felt I had to comment on the way young David Button was treated by the thugs at the back of the North Stand. Banter is one thing but they were downright nasty and there is no place for that in football. Yes it's true that he cost us points last season but that's the way it goes. He certainly didn't do it deliberately. If any of you idiots at the back would like to come on here (assuming you can string a couple of sentences together) to give your reasons, then please do.
I was sat lower down behind the goal and all I heard was the usual banter. If players drop a rickett, and boy young Button had two at Lincoln as I was there, then he should expect the proverbial.

As a keeper he's always nearest the crowd so the quicker he learns to block the crowd out and be focused on the game the better for him.

I would call it character building.

Do we allow thugs into the ground? If you feel so strongly about it you should report these guys to the stewards and the powers that be or is it easier to say this behind a keyboard?
[quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: Just felt I had to comment on the way young David Button was treated by the thugs at the back of the North Stand. Banter is one thing but they were downright nasty and there is no place for that in football. Yes it's true that he cost us points last season but that's the way it goes. He certainly didn't do it deliberately. If any of you idiots at the back would like to come on here (assuming you can string a couple of sentences together) to give your reasons, then please do.[/p][/quote]I was sat lower down behind the goal and all I heard was the usual banter. If players drop a rickett, and boy young Button had two at Lincoln as I was there, then he should expect the proverbial. As a keeper he's always nearest the crowd so the quicker he learns to block the crowd out and be focused on the game the better for him. I would call it character building. Do we allow thugs into the ground? If you feel so strongly about it you should report these guys to the stewards and the powers that be or is it easier to say this behind a keyboard? lionheart
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12:04pm Sun 6 Dec 09

lymocherry says...

dc addict wrote:
lymocherry wrote:
Have to comment on those saying we have fallen away, no defeat in 5 league games and just one defeat in 8, now if that's us falling away then I am more than happy. We are a football side and the weather in recent games has not helped, we have a record of this time of year dropping points but we are not so if we have to win ugly then so be it!!!
You could only have been referring to me, so say it!
You may not be aware but a win gets 3 points and a draw gets 1 point.
So, in the last 5 league games, we've dropped 6 points and in the last 8 games, we've dropped 9 points. To me that's falling away from our early season successes.
That, by the way, is no criticism. I always expected it. Injuries do that and with no loan players, what do you expect? Suspensions are now looming and unless the FL scum play fair - fat chance - we will really start to struggle.
Get over yourself, falling away from our early season success, the club set an all time record you are saying we should keep that up, what do some people want from these lads???
It was a valuable 3 points so get over the negative stuff we are clear in second and are picking up points in virtualy every game, you seem to forget how small the sqaud is and the players with injuries out there.
I cannot fathom how much negative postings there are on here for a side second and with so much going against it, I think it's fair to say we have some of the most miserable fans in the country let alone the world!!!
[quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lymocherry[/bold] wrote: Have to comment on those saying we have fallen away, no defeat in 5 league games and just one defeat in 8, now if that's us falling away then I am more than happy. We are a football side and the weather in recent games has not helped, we have a record of this time of year dropping points but we are not so if we have to win ugly then so be it!!! [/p][/quote]You could only have been referring to me, so say it! You may not be aware but a win gets 3 points and a draw gets 1 point. So, in the last 5 league games, we've dropped 6 points and in the last 8 games, we've dropped 9 points. To me that's falling away from our early season successes. That, by the way, is no criticism. I always expected it. Injuries do that and with no loan players, what do you expect? Suspensions are now looming and unless the FL scum play fair - fat chance - we will really start to struggle.[/p][/quote]Get over yourself, falling away from our early season success, the club set an all time record you are saying we should keep that up, what do some people want from these lads??? It was a valuable 3 points so get over the negative stuff we are clear in second and are picking up points in virtualy every game, you seem to forget how small the sqaud is and the players with injuries out there. I cannot fathom how much negative postings there are on here for a side second and with so much going against it, I think it's fair to say we have some of the most miserable fans in the country let alone the world!!! lymocherry
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12:07pm Sun 6 Dec 09

lymocherry says...

Julian1981 wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
It took a slice of luck to win a game in which we only managed three shots at goal against a determined and physical opponent ( three cards and thirteen fouls) but it's time we had a few breaks. The victory was at a price though, Robinson and Jamal injured - players we can ill afford to lose, hopefully they were taken off before much damage was done. We do struggle to create chances against determined and well organized teams, particularly at home, the standard tactic is to put two on Feeney, our most creative player and rely on "breakaways" they had twice as many shots on goal as us. The fact is that Molesley is a key player for us and we aren't likely to see him again until well into the New Year at the very best. We can only hope that the "rumours" that the Embargo will be eased in January are true, Eddie does need to be able to refresh the Squad. Pity that the gate dropped below 5000 though, understandable of course, a big shopping day and the second game in the week.
The reason the gates were below 5,000 was because supporters are drifting away and it has nothing to do with the build up of christmas and shopping weekends.The turn out was very poor and maybe the boos and insults from some of the so called Bournemouth supporters are not helping!!!!!!We were lucky to win,a own goal to me is not a reward for a win!!!Bournemouth need to really start stepping up gears again and get back on the top of the table.
Utter nonsense, the fans are not drifting away, the weather again was awful, we had the cup game last week and it's a couple of weeks before Christmas, stop looking for ways to attack the club, I wonder if some of you are supporters or not, anything you can to have a go, why???
[quote][p][bold]Julian1981[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: It took a slice of luck to win a game in which we only managed three shots at goal against a determined and physical opponent ( three cards and thirteen fouls) but it's time we had a few breaks. The victory was at a price though, Robinson and Jamal injured - players we can ill afford to lose, hopefully they were taken off before much damage was done. We do struggle to create chances against determined and well organized teams, particularly at home, the standard tactic is to put two on Feeney, our most creative player and rely on "breakaways" they had twice as many shots on goal as us. The fact is that Molesley is a key player for us and we aren't likely to see him again until well into the New Year at the very best. We can only hope that the "rumours" that the Embargo will be eased in January are true, Eddie does need to be able to refresh the Squad. Pity that the gate dropped below 5000 though, understandable of course, a big shopping day and the second game in the week.[/p][/quote]The reason the gates were below 5,000 was because supporters are drifting away and it has nothing to do with the build up of christmas and shopping weekends.The turn out was very poor and maybe the boos and insults from some of the so called Bournemouth supporters are not helping!!!!!!We were lucky to win,a own goal to me is not a reward for a win!!!Bournemouth need to really start stepping up gears again and get back on the top of the table.[/p][/quote]Utter nonsense, the fans are not drifting away, the weather again was awful, we had the cup game last week and it's a couple of weeks before Christmas, stop looking for ways to attack the club, I wonder if some of you are supporters or not, anything you can to have a go, why??? lymocherry
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12:13pm Sun 6 Dec 09

lymocherry says...

dc your glass is truely half empty isn't it, you see it as points dropped I see it as 9 points gained in the last 5, and 15 in the last 8, promotion form in anyone's book but yours !!
I am fully aware of the points system that's why we are only 1 point from top spot with 40 points in early December, best start to a season in years, shame you don't see it that way you would enjoy it far more if you did!!
dc your glass is truely half empty isn't it, you see it as points dropped I see it as 9 points gained in the last 5, and 15 in the last 8, promotion form in anyone's book but yours !! I am fully aware of the points system that's why we are only 1 point from top spot with 40 points in early December, best start to a season in years, shame you don't see it that way you would enjoy it far more if you did!! lymocherry
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12:15pm Sun 6 Dec 09

mossy 1 says...

Well indeed,we needed a slice of luck which was well overdue,don`t play well but still pick up the points,and a late goal to boot.Strange that after Friday`s posts Brett was taken off the set-pieces.Also maybe relying on Fletch as an impact sub could come back to bite us as it could be too late by the time of his substitution.
I read with interest Paul Simpson`s take on things,suggesting the ref gave us everything and them nothing.To start with it would be nice for once to have a ref who did give us all the decisions,maybe PS missed all the handball decisions against his players that the ref waved away,all I can say is some of Shrewsbury`s players` arms are in very funny places according to the ref.Paul Simpson then goes on and states that they can compete against two of the "supposed best sides in the division",that maybe, but only in conditions that are considered a leveller and against a team that wasn`t playing anywhere near it`s best.
The manager of the month curse struck again, Ronnie Moore`s team letting a two goal lead slip at home,shame it didn`t go to a certain K.Hill.
Morcambe next,they are top of the form table six wins out of six,however a run like that gets harder as it continues as we know all too well,so maybe it`s time to end that run.
A couple more points;Charlie Austin is starting to get noticed banging them, four in three I think,The Football League Show even doing a little feature on him.Even though yesterday`s attendance was fairly poor the whole division had low gates only one other similar to us,one of 3,500 the rest c.3,000 or lower.
Well indeed,we needed a slice of luck which was well overdue,don`t play well but still pick up the points,and a late goal to boot.Strange that after Friday`s posts Brett was taken off the set-pieces.Also maybe relying on Fletch as an impact sub could come back to bite us as it could be too late by the time of his substitution. I read with interest Paul Simpson`s take on things,suggesting the ref gave us everything and them nothing.To start with it would be nice for once to have a ref who did give us all the decisions,maybe PS missed all the handball decisions against his players that the ref waved away,all I can say is some of Shrewsbury`s players` arms are in very funny places according to the ref.Paul Simpson then goes on and states that they can compete against two of the "supposed best sides in the division",that maybe, but only in conditions that are considered a leveller and against a team that wasn`t playing anywhere near it`s best. The manager of the month curse struck again, Ronnie Moore`s team letting a two goal lead slip at home,shame it didn`t go to a certain K.Hill. Morcambe next,they are top of the form table six wins out of six,however a run like that gets harder as it continues as we know all too well,so maybe it`s time to end that run. A couple more points;Charlie Austin is starting to get noticed banging them, four in three I think,The Football League Show even doing a little feature on him.Even though yesterday`s attendance was fairly poor the whole division had low gates only one other similar to us,one of 3,500 the rest c.3,000 or lower. mossy 1
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12:24pm Sun 6 Dec 09

lionheart says...

dc addict wrote:
A very lucky 3 points. Shrewsbury handled us quite easily and played the ball through midfield with more aplomb than us. We really need something extra up front but what I don't know. Eddie clearly thinks little of Jeff Goulding or he would have played before now. I also think it's time for Joe Partington. He can distribute the ball well, something we just seem to lack lately. We are definately falling away. Teams come to DC to keep it tight and score on the break and Shrewsbury were unlucky not to achieve that. Having said all that, I'll take the 3 points with, hopefully 3 more at Morecombe.
Something extra up front is still Fletch! The bigman belied his years when he came on closing down defenders, trying to get to the ball in the air for flick ons, waving his arms and shouting encouragement at colleagues to gee them up.

Suddenly Pitman had to up his game up front as Fletch's enthusiasm and presence became the catalyst to change the game. Suddenly the Shrews central pairing were up against it and in the end confusion forced their defender, which I thought was Coughlan not Dunfield to concede the own goal.

I'm afraid Brett and Connell don't gel as a strikeforce. They don't work in tandem and aren't on the same wavelength. Alan doesn't attack the ball in the air with his head, come to that he hardly ever heads the ball and as a result there are no flick ons in space for Brett to run onto.

We were lucky yesterday but that's the way it goes sometimes. We certainly missed Anton Robinson after he was forced off after 10 minutes.

Unfortunately the teams we have been playing of late haven't been ones that we can experiment against and not having a large squad, Reserve games and unofficial practice matches aren't an option for Eddie.

If he can't risk starting Fletch, ultimately I would like to see Jeff Goulding or Josh McQuoid given a go up front instead of Alan Connell.

How we must rue the current FL embargo as all our opponents are pulling in loanees to spice up their squads or cover injuries. And Charlie Austin, who we had training with us all summer, scores another 2 goals for Swindon yesterday! That lad should have been allowed to sign for us. The embargo shouldn't cover youth players.

So well done Fletch and also to Jason Pearce and Ryan Garry in the centre of our defence as they both had tremendous games.
[quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: A very lucky 3 points. Shrewsbury handled us quite easily and played the ball through midfield with more aplomb than us. We really need something extra up front but what I don't know. Eddie clearly thinks little of Jeff Goulding or he would have played before now. I also think it's time for Joe Partington. He can distribute the ball well, something we just seem to lack lately. We are definately falling away. Teams come to DC to keep it tight and score on the break and Shrewsbury were unlucky not to achieve that. Having said all that, I'll take the 3 points with, hopefully 3 more at Morecombe.[/p][/quote]Something extra up front is still Fletch! The bigman belied his years when he came on closing down defenders, trying to get to the ball in the air for flick ons, waving his arms and shouting encouragement at colleagues to gee them up. Suddenly Pitman had to up his game up front as Fletch's enthusiasm and presence became the catalyst to change the game. Suddenly the Shrews central pairing were up against it and in the end confusion forced their defender, which I thought was Coughlan not Dunfield to concede the own goal. I'm afraid Brett and Connell don't gel as a strikeforce. They don't work in tandem and aren't on the same wavelength. Alan doesn't attack the ball in the air with his head, come to that he hardly ever heads the ball and as a result there are no flick ons in space for Brett to run onto. We were lucky yesterday but that's the way it goes sometimes. We certainly missed Anton Robinson after he was forced off after 10 minutes. Unfortunately the teams we have been playing of late haven't been ones that we can experiment against and not having a large squad, Reserve games and unofficial practice matches aren't an option for Eddie. If he can't risk starting Fletch, ultimately I would like to see Jeff Goulding or Josh McQuoid given a go up front instead of Alan Connell. How we must rue the current FL embargo as all our opponents are pulling in loanees to spice up their squads or cover injuries. And Charlie Austin, who we had training with us all summer, scores another 2 goals for Swindon yesterday! That lad should have been allowed to sign for us. The embargo shouldn't cover youth players. So well done Fletch and also to Jason Pearce and Ryan Garry in the centre of our defence as they both had tremendous games. lionheart
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12:58pm Sun 6 Dec 09

Laurie H Marsh says...

It appears FIFA are going to give the Irish a "hard luck" plaque.
If it was up to me I would tell them where to shove it!
It appears FIFA are going to give the Irish a "hard luck" plaque. If it was up to me I would tell them where to shove it! Laurie H Marsh
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1:10pm Sun 6 Dec 09

supermac says...

Julian1981 wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote: It took a slice of luck to win a game in which we only managed three shots at goal against a determined and physical opponent ( three cards and thirteen fouls) but it's time we had a few breaks. The victory was at a price though, Robinson and Jamal injured - players we can ill afford to lose, hopefully they were taken off before much damage was done. We do struggle to create chances against determined and well organized teams, particularly at home, the standard tactic is to put two on Feeney, our most creative player and rely on "breakaways" they had twice as many shots on goal as us. The fact is that Molesley is a key player for us and we aren't likely to see him again until well into the New Year at the very best. We can only hope that the "rumours" that the Embargo will be eased in January are true, Eddie does need to be able to refresh the Squad. Pity that the gate dropped below 5000 though, understandable of course, a big shopping day and the second game in the week.
The reason the gates were below 5,000 was because supporters are drifting away and it has nothing to do with the build up of christmas and shopping weekends.The turn out was very poor and maybe the boos and insults from some of the so called Bournemouth supporters are not helping!!!!!!We were lucky to win,a own goal to me is not a reward for a win!!!Bournemouth need to really start stepping up gears again and get back on the top of the table.
If you look back at attendances over the past fourty years you will see they drop off around this time of year.Lucky to win this one,unlucky not to win another,thats how it goes.Think you will find the Notts County game will bring a few back,cant blame them,if you cant afford to go to both then that is the game they will pick.Our crowd average for home games is very good considering the country is in a recession.Stay in the top three till christmas,get injured players back and we can strive forward to an exciting second half of the season where hopefully gain promotion.coyr.
[quote][p][bold]Julian1981[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: It took a slice of luck to win a game in which we only managed three shots at goal against a determined and physical opponent ( three cards and thirteen fouls) but it's time we had a few breaks. The victory was at a price though, Robinson and Jamal injured - players we can ill afford to lose, hopefully they were taken off before much damage was done. We do struggle to create chances against determined and well organized teams, particularly at home, the standard tactic is to put two on Feeney, our most creative player and rely on "breakaways" they had twice as many shots on goal as us. The fact is that Molesley is a key player for us and we aren't likely to see him again until well into the New Year at the very best. We can only hope that the "rumours" that the Embargo will be eased in January are true, Eddie does need to be able to refresh the Squad. Pity that the gate dropped below 5000 though, understandable of course, a big shopping day and the second game in the week.[/p][/quote]The reason the gates were below 5,000 was because supporters are drifting away and it has nothing to do with the build up of christmas and shopping weekends.The turn out was very poor and maybe the boos and insults from some of the so called Bournemouth supporters are not helping!!!!!!We were lucky to win,a own goal to me is not a reward for a win!!!Bournemouth need to really start stepping up gears again and get back on the top of the table.[/p][/quote]If you look back at attendances over the past fourty years you will see they drop off around this time of year.Lucky to win this one,unlucky not to win another,thats how it goes.Think you will find the Notts County game will bring a few back,cant blame them,if you cant afford to go to both then that is the game they will pick.Our crowd average for home games is very good considering the country is in a recession.Stay in the top three till christmas,get injured players back and we can strive forward to an exciting second half of the season where hopefully gain promotion.coyr. supermac
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4:31pm Sun 6 Dec 09

djd says...

This was a good match but Cherries were lacking in their attack.
Shrews didn't score because of our excellent defence, although my heart missed a beat when Jalal limped off, but I needn't have worried, Thomas fillled the gap admirably.
Cherries didn't score because they lacked any attack strategy. Even Brett Pitman looked lost, was he under orders to let other score ???
If Cherries attack was as good as their defence I wouldn't wory.
They are at Morcambe next week and with Morcambe's current from I think Cherries will have their work cut out.
I hope they get the three points next Saturday, but they will have to work harder for it.
This was a good match but Cherries were lacking in their attack. Shrews didn't score because of our excellent defence, although my heart missed a beat when Jalal limped off, but I needn't have worried, Thomas fillled the gap admirably. Cherries didn't score because they lacked any attack strategy. Even Brett Pitman looked lost, was he under orders to let other score ??? If Cherries attack was as good as their defence I wouldn't wory. They are at Morcambe next week and with Morcambe's current from I think Cherries will have their work cut out. I hope they get the three points next Saturday, but they will have to work harder for it. djd
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5:21pm Sun 6 Dec 09

KENETHOMEROD says...

A win is a win no matter who scores, thanks shrews. The only loser was Mitchell and co , £20k down on gate receipts. Where have the other 2,000 stay at homes gone ?

Lets thump Morecambe next week and the softies may come back.
A win is a win no matter who scores, thanks shrews. The only loser was Mitchell and co , £20k down on gate receipts. Where have the other 2,000 stay at homes gone ? Lets thump Morecambe next week and the softies may come back. KENETHOMEROD
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5:37pm Sun 6 Dec 09

flyingleaper says...

BMTH WIN PREMIERSHIP!-----(po
sted)they should have done better!
BMTH WIN PREMIERSHIP!-----(po sted)they should have done better! flyingleaper
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5:53pm Sun 6 Dec 09

dc addict says...

lionheart wrote:
dc addict wrote: Just felt I had to comment on the way young David Button was treated by the thugs at the back of the North Stand. Banter is one thing but they were downright nasty and there is no place for that in football. Yes it's true that he cost us points last season but that's the way it goes. He certainly didn't do it deliberately. If any of you idiots at the back would like to come on here (assuming you can string a couple of sentences together) to give your reasons, then please do.
I was sat lower down behind the goal and all I heard was the usual banter. If players drop a rickett, and boy young Button had two at Lincoln as I was there, then he should expect the proverbial. As a keeper he's always nearest the crowd so the quicker he learns to block the crowd out and be focused on the game the better for him. I would call it character building. Do we allow thugs into the ground? If you feel so strongly about it you should report these guys to the stewards and the powers that be or is it easier to say this behind a keyboard?
You may call it usual banter. I would say it was more strident than that and was unfair. We'll just have to agree to differ.
As for the physical side which presumably you refer to in "hiding behind the keyboard", you're probably right. At my age and my body being as it is, I wouldn't have much chance with many of those young lads. However, they take advantage of, and hide behind the "pack mentality" so perhaps none of us are perfect. It's a pity they didn't concentrate on singing a bit more which they normally do so well.
[quote][p][bold]lionheart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: Just felt I had to comment on the way young David Button was treated by the thugs at the back of the North Stand. Banter is one thing but they were downright nasty and there is no place for that in football. Yes it's true that he cost us points last season but that's the way it goes. He certainly didn't do it deliberately. If any of you idiots at the back would like to come on here (assuming you can string a couple of sentences together) to give your reasons, then please do.[/p][/quote]I was sat lower down behind the goal and all I heard was the usual banter. If players drop a rickett, and boy young Button had two at Lincoln as I was there, then he should expect the proverbial. As a keeper he's always nearest the crowd so the quicker he learns to block the crowd out and be focused on the game the better for him. I would call it character building. Do we allow thugs into the ground? If you feel so strongly about it you should report these guys to the stewards and the powers that be or is it easier to say this behind a keyboard?[/p][/quote]You may call it usual banter. I would say it was more strident than that and was unfair. We'll just have to agree to differ. As for the physical side which presumably you refer to in "hiding behind the keyboard", you're probably right. At my age and my body being as it is, I wouldn't have much chance with many of those young lads. However, they take advantage of, and hide behind the "pack mentality" so perhaps none of us are perfect. It's a pity they didn't concentrate on singing a bit more which they normally do so well. dc addict
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6:12pm Sun 6 Dec 09

dc addict says...

lymocherry wrote:
dc addict wrote:
lymocherry wrote: Have to comment on those saying we have fallen away, no defeat in 5 league games and just one defeat in 8, now if that's us falling away then I am more than happy. We are a football side and the weather in recent games has not helped, we have a record of this time of year dropping points but we are not so if we have to win ugly then so be it!!!
You could only have been referring to me, so say it! You may not be aware but a win gets 3 points and a draw gets 1 point. So, in the last 5 league games, we've dropped 6 points and in the last 8 games, we've dropped 9 points. To me that's falling away from our early season successes. That, by the way, is no criticism. I always expected it. Injuries do that and with no loan players, what do you expect? Suspensions are now looming and unless the FL scum play fair - fat chance - we will really start to struggle.
Get over yourself, falling away from our early season success, the club set an all time record you are saying we should keep that up, what do some people want from these lads??? It was a valuable 3 points so get over the negative stuff we are clear in second and are picking up points in virtualy every game, you seem to forget how small the sqaud is and the players with injuries out there. I cannot fathom how much negative postings there are on here for a side second and with so much going against it, I think it's fair to say we have some of the most miserable fans in the country let alone the world!!!
As always, you fail to read the post fully. I did actually say that I wasn't criticising the team. The fact is that we HAVE fallen away from early season. That's why we have been overtaken by Rochdale and have had our lead on at least 4 other teams curtailed.
I did also say that 3 points, however gained, will do for me and I was hoping for 3 more next week at Morecombe. How can that possibly be negative ?? And no, I haven't forgotten the injuries. I have been banging on about injuries and suspensions to come for many months, again, obviously, unread by you.
Thanks, however, for your incisive comment that 3 points are valuable. Few of us would have worked that one out for ourselves.
[quote][p][bold]lymocherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lymocherry[/bold] wrote: Have to comment on those saying we have fallen away, no defeat in 5 league games and just one defeat in 8, now if that's us falling away then I am more than happy. We are a football side and the weather in recent games has not helped, we have a record of this time of year dropping points but we are not so if we have to win ugly then so be it!!! [/p][/quote]You could only have been referring to me, so say it! You may not be aware but a win gets 3 points and a draw gets 1 point. So, in the last 5 league games, we've dropped 6 points and in the last 8 games, we've dropped 9 points. To me that's falling away from our early season successes. That, by the way, is no criticism. I always expected it. Injuries do that and with no loan players, what do you expect? Suspensions are now looming and unless the FL scum play fair - fat chance - we will really start to struggle.[/p][/quote]Get over yourself, falling away from our early season success, the club set an all time record you are saying we should keep that up, what do some people want from these lads??? It was a valuable 3 points so get over the negative stuff we are clear in second and are picking up points in virtualy every game, you seem to forget how small the sqaud is and the players with injuries out there. I cannot fathom how much negative postings there are on here for a side second and with so much going against it, I think it's fair to say we have some of the most miserable fans in the country let alone the world!!![/p][/quote]As always, you fail to read the post fully. I did actually say that I wasn't criticising the team. The fact is that we HAVE fallen away from early season. That's why we have been overtaken by Rochdale and have had our lead on at least 4 other teams curtailed. I did also say that 3 points, however gained, will do for me and I was hoping for 3 more next week at Morecombe. How can that possibly be negative ?? And no, I haven't forgotten the injuries. I have been banging on about injuries and suspensions to come for many months, again, obviously, unread by you. Thanks, however, for your incisive comment that 3 points are valuable. Few of us would have worked that one out for ourselves. dc addict
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6:25pm Sun 6 Dec 09

dc addict says...

lionheart wrote:
dc addict wrote: A very lucky 3 points. Shrewsbury handled us quite easily and played the ball through midfield with more aplomb than us. We really need something extra up front but what I don't know. Eddie clearly thinks little of Jeff Goulding or he would have played before now. I also think it's time for Joe Partington. He can distribute the ball well, something we just seem to lack lately. We are definately falling away. Teams come to DC to keep it tight and score on the break and Shrewsbury were unlucky not to achieve that. Having said all that, I'll take the 3 points with, hopefully 3 more at Morecombe.
Something extra up front is still Fletch! The bigman belied his years when he came on closing down defenders, trying to get to the ball in the air for flick ons, waving his arms and shouting encouragement at colleagues to gee them up. Suddenly Pitman had to up his game up front as Fletch's enthusiasm and presence became the catalyst to change the game. Suddenly the Shrews central pairing were up against it and in the end confusion forced their defender, which I thought was Coughlan not Dunfield to concede the own goal. I'm afraid Brett and Connell don't gel as a strikeforce. They don't work in tandem and aren't on the same wavelength. Alan doesn't attack the ball in the air with his head, come to that he hardly ever heads the ball and as a result there are no flick ons in space for Brett to run onto. We were lucky yesterday but that's the way it goes sometimes. We certainly missed Anton Robinson after he was forced off after 10 minutes. Unfortunately the teams we have been playing of late haven't been ones that we can experiment against and not having a large squad, Reserve games and unofficial practice matches aren't an option for Eddie. If he can't risk starting Fletch, ultimately I would like to see Jeff Goulding or Josh McQuoid given a go up front instead of Alan Connell. How we must rue the current FL embargo as all our opponents are pulling in loanees to spice up their squads or cover injuries. And Charlie Austin, who we had training with us all summer, scores another 2 goals for Swindon yesterday! That lad should have been allowed to sign for us. The embargo shouldn't cover youth players. So well done Fletch and also to Jason Pearce and Ryan Garry in the centre of our defence as they both had tremendous games.
I agree about Fletch. I am one of his biggest fans, I can assure you.
In fact I agree with all of your post, particularly regarding Charlie Austin, who really wanted to sign for us. On many occasions I have vented my spleen against the gin swillers at the FL and my loathing for them continues unabated. It really sticks in my craw that Swindon have had the great good fortune to pick up a bright prospect from our back yard, purely due to the nastiness of Mawhinney and his fellow scumbags.
[quote][p][bold]lionheart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: A very lucky 3 points. Shrewsbury handled us quite easily and played the ball through midfield with more aplomb than us. We really need something extra up front but what I don't know. Eddie clearly thinks little of Jeff Goulding or he would have played before now. I also think it's time for Joe Partington. He can distribute the ball well, something we just seem to lack lately. We are definately falling away. Teams come to DC to keep it tight and score on the break and Shrewsbury were unlucky not to achieve that. Having said all that, I'll take the 3 points with, hopefully 3 more at Morecombe.[/p][/quote]Something extra up front is still Fletch! The bigman belied his years when he came on closing down defenders, trying to get to the ball in the air for flick ons, waving his arms and shouting encouragement at colleagues to gee them up. Suddenly Pitman had to up his game up front as Fletch's enthusiasm and presence became the catalyst to change the game. Suddenly the Shrews central pairing were up against it and in the end confusion forced their defender, which I thought was Coughlan not Dunfield to concede the own goal. I'm afraid Brett and Connell don't gel as a strikeforce. They don't work in tandem and aren't on the same wavelength. Alan doesn't attack the ball in the air with his head, come to that he hardly ever heads the ball and as a result there are no flick ons in space for Brett to run onto. We were lucky yesterday but that's the way it goes sometimes. We certainly missed Anton Robinson after he was forced off after 10 minutes. Unfortunately the teams we have been playing of late haven't been ones that we can experiment against and not having a large squad, Reserve games and unofficial practice matches aren't an option for Eddie. If he can't risk starting Fletch, ultimately I would like to see Jeff Goulding or Josh McQuoid given a go up front instead of Alan Connell. How we must rue the current FL embargo as all our opponents are pulling in loanees to spice up their squads or cover injuries. And Charlie Austin, who we had training with us all summer, scores another 2 goals for Swindon yesterday! That lad should have been allowed to sign for us. The embargo shouldn't cover youth players. So well done Fletch and also to Jason Pearce and Ryan Garry in the centre of our defence as they both had tremendous games. [/p][/quote]I agree about Fletch. I am one of his biggest fans, I can assure you. In fact I agree with all of your post, particularly regarding Charlie Austin, who really wanted to sign for us. On many occasions I have vented my spleen against the gin swillers at the FL and my loathing for them continues unabated. It really sticks in my craw that Swindon have had the great good fortune to pick up a bright prospect from our back yard, purely due to the nastiness of Mawhinney and his fellow scumbags. dc addict
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lymocherry says...

dc addict wrote:
lymocherry wrote:
dc addict wrote:
lymocherry wrote: Have to comment on those saying we have fallen away, no defeat in 5 league games and just one defeat in 8, now if that's us falling away then I am more than happy. We are a football side and the weather in recent games has not helped, we have a record of this time of year dropping points but we are not so if we have to win ugly then so be it!!!
You could only have been referring to me, so say it! You may not be aware but a win gets 3 points and a draw gets 1 point. So, in the last 5 league games, we've dropped 6 points and in the last 8 games, we've dropped 9 points. To me that's falling away from our early season successes. That, by the way, is no criticism. I always expected it. Injuries do that and with no loan players, what do you expect? Suspensions are now looming and unless the FL scum play fair - fat chance - we will really start to struggle.
Get over yourself, falling away from our early season success, the club set an all time record you are saying we should keep that up, what do some people want from these lads??? It was a valuable 3 points so get over the negative stuff we are clear in second and are picking up points in virtualy every game, you seem to forget how small the sqaud is and the players with injuries out there. I cannot fathom how much negative postings there are on here for a side second and with so much going against it, I think it's fair to say we have some of the most miserable fans in the country let alone the world!!!
As always, you fail to read the post fully. I did actually say that I wasn't criticising the team. The fact is that we HAVE fallen away from early season. That's why we have been overtaken by Rochdale and have had our lead on at least 4 other teams curtailed.
I did also say that 3 points, however gained, will do for me and I was hoping for 3 more next week at Morecombe. How can that possibly be negative ?? And no, I haven't forgotten the injuries. I have been banging on about injuries and suspensions to come for many months, again, obviously, unread by you.
Thanks, however, for your incisive comment that 3 points are valuable. Few of us would have worked that one out for ourselves.
You would argue in an empty room you would!!!
You had a go at the team don't try and fluff it with other rubbish, and as for fallen away, come on half empty or what???
The lads are doing an incredible job, shame you missed it, the points comment was in reply to your nasty attempt to insult me so what do you expect??
I will stay 100% behind the lads, and they have not fallen away!!!!
[quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lymocherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dc addict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lymocherry[/bold] wrote: Have to comment on those saying we have fallen away, no defeat in 5 league games and just one defeat in 8, now if that's us falling away then I am more than happy. We are a football side and the weather in recent games has not helped, we have a record of this time of year dropping points but we are not so if we have to win ugly then so be it!!! [/p][/quote]You could only have been referring to me, so say it! You may not be aware but a win gets 3 points and a draw gets 1 point. So, in the last 5 league games, we've dropped 6 points and in the last 8 games, we've dropped 9 points. To me that's falling away from our early season successes. That, by the way, is no criticism. I always expected it. Injuries do that and with no loan players, what do you expect? Suspensions are now looming and unless the FL scum play fair - fat chance - we will really start to struggle.[/p][/quote]Get over yourself, falling away from our early season success, the club set an all time record you are saying we should keep that up, what do some people want from these lads??? It was a valuable 3 points so get over the negative stuff we are clear in second and are picking up points in virtualy every game, you seem to forget how small the sqaud is and the players with injuries out there. I cannot fathom how much negative postings there are on here for a side second and with so much going against it, I think it's fair to say we have some of the most miserable fans in the country let alone the world!!![/p][/quote]As always, you fail to read the post fully. I did actually say that I wasn't criticising the team. The fact is that we HAVE fallen away from early season. That's why we have been overtaken by Rochdale and have had our lead on at least 4 other teams curtailed. I did also say that 3 points, however gained, will do for me and I was hoping for 3 more next week at Morecombe. How can that possibly be negative ?? And no, I haven't forgotten the injuries. I have been banging on about injuries and suspensions to come for many months, again, obviously, unread by you. Thanks, however, for your incisive comment that 3 points are valuable. Few of us would have worked that one out for ourselves. [/p][/quote]You would argue in an empty room you would!!! You had a go at the team don't try and fluff it with other rubbish, and as for fallen away, come on half empty or what??? The lads are doing an incredible job, shame you missed it, the points comment was in reply to your nasty attempt to insult me so what do you expect?? I will stay 100% behind the lads, and they have not fallen away!!!! lymocherry
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