Sunday, 18 May 2014

Eunan O'Kane may be able to help Torquay

I don't think Chris Hargreaves will have won too many new Bournemouth fans with his views that Eunan O'Kane is ready for the Premiership. Still he has a motive for saying such things with 15 per cent of any transfer fee going to the Devon club who are now in the Conference and will be seeking plenty of funds to keep what players they can. How much this is the work of agents looking to get their players a move is hard to tell, but I would rather have a team to support where the players have been doing well and are being looked upon as great buys than a team struggling to find form and no way of off loading players. 
Eunan O'Kane has been a central link in AFCB's great season.
Eddie Howe will certainly be less keen to see his players constantly being held up as potential Premiership buys unless he really has a desire to boost the club's finances by cashing in on the players that have done so well for him. Eunan is definitely one of the players who has shown that he can play at the highest level and his performances really carried the team for a while in the early part of the season. He found his role as a deep midfield player and his confidence has just continued to grow ever since that FA Cup goal he hit against Wigan.

Whether a Premiership club is ready to take a shot at Eunan is mere speculation at the moment but as the papers go through the Bournemouth squad in assessing each one's merits as a potential buy we may have to nail down the goal posts at Dean Court just in case any body wants those as well. The constant that may well keep players at the club is the knowledge that Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall are not going anywhere. It is just as well as the exodus could be substantial and AFCB will need a manager that can assemble a new team with pedigree. Twitter noise has been linking AFCB with St Mirren Midfielder Kenny McLean, but AFCB are quiet on potential targets at the moment.

Just in case any Premiership managers are reading this - there are other Championship clubs with good players apart from AFC Bournemouth. UTCIAD!

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