Monday, 3 August 2015

Tomlin would be a great addition to the Cherries

I remember watching Lee Tomlin when Middlesbrough came to Dean Court towards the end of last season. There was much talk about Patrick Bamford's striking ability but it was Lee Tomlin, 26, that was trying to run the show for the Boro with his technical skill on the ball and his vision for spotting passes.

Lee didn't get the better of the Cherries on that day as AFCB romped away to a 3-0 win in front of the TV cameras, which was a massive boost in their race to the title. While Lee has been a top player for Peterborough and Middlesbrough he has not played in the Premier League and he will be desperate to get a chance to move up if he can leave Boro. The way Lee plays I can see him being a good link player to Wilson, helping out Surman and Kermorgant who don't have similar type competitors in the squad.
Tomlin and Bamford leading Boro's attack at Dean Court.
It's the forward penetrative passes of Tomlin that excite me. He has got a decent goal scoring record (11 in 2014-15 for Boro) as well and as we have seen in the big occasions like last year's FA Cup he scored at Man City. He also won player of the month last January. 

The other asset that Tomlin has is that he always looks like he is not doing anything special at times, but then will suddenly get the better of his man and find space or create something for himself. It's this clever quickness of thought that night endear him to Eddie Howe who has several fast athletic strikers and needs to add something a little different at a reasonable price.

Could Lee Tomlin be walking off at the Vitality stadium in red and black soon?

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1 comment:

  1. Lee is a good player , as long as you keep the pie shops locked up before match-day . The lad has a pastry fetish , i`m afraid .