Monday, 22 December 2014

50 goals up:sparkling Cherries are in devastating form

I bought a new car home on Saturday and was rather pleased with my purchase and yet i won't remember Saturday 20th December for that. There was something gleaming and shiny that was noticeable that day, but it was not something with four wheel, it was the polish with which an AFCB side finished off a Blackpool team that needed points more than any other team in the Championship. 
The Cherries are on target having scored 50 goals already this season.
John Williams at BBC Radio Solent said it all when he commented that: "This is not pretty football, it's devastating football." Bournemouth had just put six goals past Blackpool and in all seriousness it should have been double figures. But how did  Bournemouth get this good? Fellow Championship managers can forget their jibes about finances and this not being 'Little Bournemouth anymore', there is more than just money being thrown at this squad to do well. They are working harder and playing their passing faster and faster as they speed towards their goal. Liverpool showed them how they need to be slicker and more precise in their build up play and that knowledge was consumed and exacted on a Blackpool side that was unable to cope, and by the last 20 minutes of the game the Tangerines hanging on just to keep the score down.

These are very intelligent players at AFCB. Eddie Howe has them playing well but they are the ones on the pitch that are setting their own standards now. While they could have put in a limp performance after going out of the Capital One Cup they used that disappointment to achieve what Eddie Howe himself admitted was probably their best performance so far this season.  

Again there were five different scorers in the team for the second weekend in a row and the total of 50 goals at this stage is a sure sign that 100 plus goals is not beyond reach of a team that is now trying to power its way to the Premier League. Forget about hiding beneath the radar. AFCB beginning to win fans everywhere for their entertaining style, imaginative manager and dedicated backroom staff.  

All Department's podcast is out which reviews the 1-6 win against Blackpool. See All Departments' website or scroll down the Cherry Chimes' side panel until you come to the All Department's sound bar and click on it to listen.

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