Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Cherries have been Yanntastic!

Since the signing of Yann Kermorgant in January the upward curve of the Cherries league form has been formidable in Championship terms. While the team looked like a collection of individuals last Autumn it has been moulded into a supreme Championship outfit and central to that has been the addition of Yann Kermorgant. Eddie Howe knew exactly what he would be adding with Yann and the fit with the team has been perfection.

I love an intelligent forward and Yann definitely comes into that category.
What I like about Yann is that he is very unselfish as a striker. There are so any occasions when he just makes the right choice of whether he should shoot or simply pass to a fellow player - he rarely gets it wrong. We know he is the club's most powerful player in the air and yet his touch and control is second to none as well. He may not be as fast as one or two others but his speed of thought is first class. Had he been in the team from the start of the season I do think that the Cherries may well have made the play-offs. Since January Yann and Lewis have scored 22 goals between them and it's no wonder that AFCB climbed the table quickly with that kind of scoring power.

            Show me another player in the Championship who thinks as quickly as this. What a back pass!

Yann has been one of the big contributors in the second half of the season and the way his name is sung out at every game for so many times just underlines how the fans simply love him. I don't know of any AFCB fan who were screaming for Yann to be signed from Charlton before it happened, but the scouts at AFCB certainly did their homework as he has been terrific and I can't wait to see what he can do for the team with more games next season. 
Yann is always a step ahead.
Power, touch and accuracy, no wonder Kermorgant has been such a big hit.
Yann will no doubt also be pleased that Charlton, his former club, won 3-1 against Watford last night to secure their place in the Championship next season. I see another trip to the Vally coming up for us all next season.

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