Saturday, 31 January 2015

The Cherries are back on it

I had a good chat to quite a few fans before the Watford game to see what opinions were like among the home fans. Most of them were very unsure that AFCB would come out on top against Watford and I must admit that I did not want to give a pre-match score prediction until pressed (I went for a 2-1 home win if you want to know). That was somewhat to do with how well Watford had played in their last game and knowing that AFCB have not really turned it on at home for some time, but the Cherries were back on it last night.
It's good to get back to winning ways.
The match was rather overshadowed by the Angella sending off in the first minute, but it took AFCB some 35 minutes to get the lead, which underlines what a strong side Watford are to me. It was not all one-way traffic either. Watford had some half chances and Troy Deeney looked every much a quality striker in holding up the ball and running at AFCB's defence.

I have not heard too many protests about the penalty. Callum Wilson was equally as troublesome in Watford's box and I felt he upped his performance on the night. It is what AFCB needed and once Kermorgant had struck the penalty home to dispel his demons. That settled the whole team's nerves and I was not in much doubt that AFCB would go on to win the game then, even if Watford had shown that they can come from 2-0 down against a struggling side last week. This was AFCB at home though on quite a different proposition.

Some of the play in the second half was mesmerising and I was pleased, because I don't feel the home crowds have been treated to that so often as the away supporters. The Cherries were again back to their best at cutting through a team and the possession and shots on target really show that AFCB never stopped pressing. "It was a professional performance," said Eddie Howe. 

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