Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Coulibaly is already a hot property

I am very pleased to announce that Cherry Chimes has made its first signing of the season! In a sudden development, we have swooped for the away shirt sponsorship of Mohamed Coulibaly for all of the 2013/14 Sky Bet Championship season.

Cherry Chimes is absolutely delighted to be able to sponsor a shirt of one of the AFCB players and we are very excited that Cherry Chimes has been able to support Mohamed, as he looks to further develop his professional career at AFC Bournemouth. 

The deal was secured yesterday afternoon before Coulibaly's heroics, during the Portsmouth game, when he opened his AFCB goal scoring account. We expect that this is the first of many goals that Mohamed scores for the Cherries. As a member of the Family stand, Cherry Chimes hopes that all of the Family stand will especially get behind Mohamed in his performances for AFCB.

Mohamed's first outing at Dean Court against Real Madrid was enough to show AFCB supporters and Cherry Chimes what his game is all about. He has a wonderful direct style that I am sure will pay dividends in the Championship. He is quick and lean and defenders are not going to like his power and acceleration. 

Having seen him on the wing I can see why he has favoured that position. With our injury situation developing though, it maybe that he could be asked to play up front in a strike partnership with Grabban, although last night he played with Thomas. Personally, I would quite like to see Coulibaly being used up front with Pugh and Fraser supplying the crosses on the wings, if Ritchie and Pitman are still out for a while.

How would you feel about seeing Coulibaly in a spearheading role? It is perhaps too early to tell yet and I expect Eddie Howe wants to play him where he feels most comfortable as he starts his career in the Bournemouth team. I was rather surprised, but pleasantly pleased that Mohamed had such a strong debut at home against Real Madrid. He so nearly scored in that game as well.

Cherrry Chimes choice of AFCB payer to support was in part drawn on the opinions of Jason Tindall and Eddie Howe who think there is something very special about Mohamed. Like me, they may be struggling to put their finger on exactly what it is, but if he continues to do the unpredictable well he is likely to be a huge success at AFCB. I hope readers of Cherry Chimes are pleased with our player choice.

What we can tell is that Mohamed certainly plays quickly and with great instinct and I am looking forward to see if he can push for a regular place in the first team. I wonder if Eddie Howe had thought about the amount of games Marc Pugh was having to play last season, when he decided to sign Coulibaly from Grasshopper Zurich?

Depending on what kind of team we are playing, it would be good to have some options on the left side with McQuoid and Pugh perhaps the main competitors to Coulibaly for that position.

So now that Cherry Chimes has sponsored a player's shirt, you will see our blog site mentioned in every AFCB league match day programme for the 2013/14 season, next to Mohamed Coulibaly's player profile. Hopefully, this will attract more readers to the blog and the more support we receive, the more we will be able to give back to our readers in terms of coverage.

Our aim is to work closely with AFCB and to help widen the club's supporter base, while trying to offer an informative and different way of following the club we all love. 

Thank you as well for coming to visit the blog and reading what we have had to say in our first six months.



  1. Great choice of player he looks brilliant !!! I hope he gets plenty of time to shine, if we struggle to be able to find a place on the wing for him how about playing him behind the striker in a sort of Rooney role. looks like he can skin players for fun.

  2. Hi Jim. Glad you are as enthusiastic as Cherry Chimes about Mr Coulibaly.

  3. I’m really impressed that threes so much about this subject that’s been uncovered and you did it so well, with so much class.