Thursday, 2 July 2015

Is Lee Camp next to exit the Cherries?

While AFCB have enjoyed unbelievable success in the last nine months there has been one player who I feel has been a bit of a casualty of the teams upward momentum. When the Cherries were promoted to the Championship they needed an experienced keeper and Lee Camp was the perfect fit. He never let the team down and pulled off some tremendous saves as the Cherries finished in a creditable 10th place. However, the signing of Artur Boruc first on loan and then on a season loan move before signing permanently this summer has left Lee Camp rather a drift.

We have not heard from Lee for a while and he
will have some hard decisions to make this summer.
There was talk about a month ago that Bristol City could well be looking to entice the former Forest and Derby keeper to their side as they look to establish themselves in the Championship, but they have also been looking at Southend's young  - Daniel Bentley. Surely, Lee would be a great keeper for a club in the Championship, but you wonder if not Bristol City or another team is he still wise to try and get back into the side at AFCB when Adam Federici has also joined the line of keepers vying for the shirt if Artur Boruc is injured.

With Brett Pitman deciding to ensure he gets game time by moving clubs, I expect Lee will similarly be considering his position having had a season where he saw little action on the south coast. As a shot stopper he is still a great asset to any team and Lee really deserves to be playing games.

The club also announced yesterday that keeper Ryan Allsop had signed a new one year contract at Dean Court. I suspect that Ryan could find himself on loan for part of the season again even if he has stated his intention for battle for the first team shirt.


  1. I'll miss him, but leaving is probably the best option for him if someone is prepared to at least come close to matching what he is paid at DC.

    Totally OT here, but I saw that someone was planning to fly from Stansted to Frankfurt and then take the train to the Hoffenheim game. I hope that does not mean Ryanair, their idea of "Frankfurt" (aka Frankfurt-Hahn) is the same distance away from the town as Hoffenheim itself is. Obviously in a completely different direction and without a rail link.

  2. Travelling in Europe on budget airlines is something that could of course happen more often if AFCB do really well next season - hard to imagine that it's even a possibility - but with the club's fair play record I could see it happening.