Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Are you happy with AFCB's preparations for the Championship?

We are now more than half way through the summer and the window is slowing starting to move towards the backward end, as clubs step up their transfer business ahead of the start of the new season. AFCB has already made some new signings with the defence being bolstered in particular, but are you happy with the business so far?

The Cherries have not yet signed a striker although there is speculation of the club looking to bring a player in. Is it essential that AFCB signs another striker? Are you convinced that Grabban and Pitman will be the main strike partnership to mount the Cherries challenge next season? With some of the other leading Championship sides picking up ex-Premiership strikers in the shape of Grant Holt (see Rival Lines) and Noel Hunt at Leeds Utd, we do perhaps look a little shy in our options up front. That is if Wes Thomas is made to do some gardening leave and Matt Tubbs is left to stew on the bench having not moved this summer. However, no one has signed the class of Matej Vydra who was the class act last year in the Championship, along with Glenn Murray at Crystal Palace.

So have we enough fire power up front? The likes of Jay Bothroyd are available on free transfers as well as Simeon Jackson. The clock is ticking but more bargains may yet arise for Eddie Howe as we move towards the end of July. It is important to make the right signings that add to the squad's potential and that fit in well with those already at the club. I still have my fingers crossed for a new young striker taking to the field for AFCB in a few weeks time, but are you less expectant than me?

The Echo has just signalled that Mohamed Coulibaly, a Senagalese player could be on his way to the Cherries (another right side midfield player).

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