Saturday, 30 November 2013

Targeting points against the big teams

It's clear that AFCB have to take points off clubs that are riding high in the Championship if they are to get more points on the board. Getting those wins though has proved elusive. Still if they can get a win against Brighton & Hove Albion it could be the start of a run that would bring rewards against QPR and Reading. 

Eddie Howe has to see it in that way to keep a positive outlook on events and possibilities if the team is to climb the league. AFCB can't worry about how many points they might have had or didn't get. It's on to the next game, because the performances have not been poor in the last two games and fans should be well aware that the Cherries have come close to upsetting the odds against the bigger teams.

In the Derby match, the Cherries had to work hard to retain possession but they managed to acquit themselves fairly well against a team that were very confident and who have destroyed other Championship sides on the road. That didn't happen at Bournemouth. AFCB might even had won the game if they had taken  some chances. So there is no need for doom and gloom.

The one thing that is probably annoying Eddie Howe is the inability to name a regular unchanged team. It would be such a bonus if we did not keep picking up injuries. I do wonder how much Eddie's plans are effected every week when he targets how he wants the team to play against a side and yet cannot use the players he would most like to.

The good news this week is that Lee Camp will be keeping at AFCB for another month and he will want to get his first clean sheet under his belt. I am really pleased because his experience and confidence will be massive for the Cherries as they taken on QPR and Reading away. I just hope Lee finds that he is not very busy in goal this December.

I expect we are all wondering how good Nico Yennaris is and if he can bring some of Arsenal's winning luck to AFCB. Good luck to Yennaris today if he does make his debut for the Cherries.

Finally, for those who got up early this morning, I hope you listened in to Up the League on TalkSport I thought the Eddie Howe interview was great. To get a mention on the radio as well was terrific, although I must get organised and hit the road or I'll miss the match today!

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