Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Can AFCB break through the 50 point barrier tonight?

With Leeds Utd the next visitors to Dean Court there is a couple of targets that will be in the minds of the players and the manager. The biggest barrier that the team will want to get past is the 50 point mark in the league table. A good performance against Leeds will enable that to happen and if the players achieve that I think they can give themselves a small pat on the back, even though we know there will be lots more to aim to achieve this season.
With safety secured the Cherries will be looking to finish
as high as they can this season.
It will be grating on the players that they have not beaten more of the big named teams in the division and there are a few games now when they can add to their very pleasing victories against the likes of Wigan, Reading and Blackburn. Leeds will not come to Bournemouth expecting to be defeated but the Cherries must take the belief of their recent performances into the game with confidence, and in the last few games Bournemouth have had one of the tightest defences in the division.

Building on that with a more potent goal threat is what Eddie Howe will surely want to see, especially at home. The Leeds test should be an exciting challenge for the Bournemouth players sitting two points ahead of the Yorkshire team, having played one more game. "Shoot on site, SOS," said Willo after the Barnsley game and while the team did not score more than one against Barnsley, there is a feeling that some one is going to cop it again like Doncaster did at Dean Court. As we saw on Saturday, nine shots on target away from home is a reasonable total, but at home there is a possibility that AFCB can have more of the game and Leeds are known to have shipped some high numbers of goals in a few games when they have met determined teams.

So tonight we can hope that Ian Harte can finally hit a wonder free-kick to stun the men in white and open his AFCB goal account, followed by Bournemouth's first win against Leeds Utd and three points to push them up to 52 points. That would put the icing on the season for many of us, but I also feel that one or two of you out there may even hold thoughts of a late dash towards still higher places in the league this season and why not? The games are there to be won and AFCB are enjoying their football - long may it continue. UTCIAD!

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Finally, what good news that Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall have signed extended contracts today for a further two years!

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