Monday, 20 October 2014

Pitman and Wilson partnership promises much

Someone had to come in for Yann Kermorgant on Saturday and Brett Pitman was given the task. I felt he did the job very well and just like Yann he found plenty of chances to try and feed the ball through to Callum Wilson who may have upped his goal count quite significantlymore than just the one goal on another day.

It may be that some fans will say well how many shots did Pitman have and how often did he force the keeper to make a save? True, Brett did not have many shots on target and he found it tricky to get into great shooting positions. What I did like though was his endeavour and energy which was as high as anyone in the team. Brett will know that this is his chance and he has to put everything he has into these games now that he has got a starting place.
Callum Wilson is looking at home at AFCB.
While it could have been hard for the team if Callum and Brett had not clicked as well, there was clearly some good understanding, which must have been helped by training work in the last two weeks. It should not matter who puts the chances away as long as AFCB are creating them, and with Brett and Callum up front I see know reason why both strikers can't get on the score sheet in the upcoming games. However, a quick look at the stats would suggest that the team needs to hit the target more often. While they made 20 shots against Charlton only five of them were on target.

Pitman is right where he wants to be and his desire
 for a goal will hopefully be satisfied in the next few games.
It may be that Rantie also gets the chance to have some minutes on the pitch while Yann is not available, and he will also need to make those minutes count if they come. The pleasing feeling for Eddie Howe though should be that he has options, and having not used any substitutes on Saturday it is likely that he really now knows what his strongest team is and is not going to tinker too much when the players on the pitch are doing a good job.  

There have been some important discussions held with the various Forum groups this month at the club, and AFCB has reports of both the Family Focus Supporter's group meeting and General Supporter Group One meeting now up on the official AFCB website.

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