Saturday, 16 January 2016

Bouncing back is what the Cherries have to do

It is simple to say now bounce back from the last game. Doing it though will need character and better application and sometimes it is hard to turn a switch on when you don't know which way to turn it. The Cherries have played some sparkling football at times in the past few months and there has not been a lot wrong with how they have been playing. It is all about points though and while other teams keep finding ways to pick points up it is vital that AFCB make the most of games when the odds are in their favour.
AFCB have a great chance to put a bit of distance
between them and the bottom three today.
Home matches are of course what I am talking about. Getting a result against Norwich was always going to be a big game whatever the result against West Ham, but the mind certainly focusses when your team is no further away from the bottom three having used up another home game. I think the players will be told to try and remember what they have done well against teams like Man Utd and Crystal Palace in being hard to beat. They need that kind of attitude against Norwich as much as trying to score, because they are very good at getting their noses in front and having something to defend.

AFCB will always attack and aim to entertain, but they have to play to a very high standard in their passing and movement to make that work. When that work rate slips a fraction we have seen AFCB suddenly have to turn and defend, and the organisation of getting men back in the right places to defend well is quite a science in its own right. In some games AFCB have done it well and in others they have looked too open. The second goal that West Ham scored against the Cherries was a case in point as it was just a throw in the corner, but the cover was not there for Boruc when the ball came across the six yard box. 

Now it is a new game, new hope and a chance to get back on track. The boys need a win so let's get behind them from the start. UTCIAD!

It is also important to support the Bournemouth Food Bank if you can - please bring tinned food items to the ground to help those in need.

Transfer Watch
I am a little worried it might be the last game when we get to sing Yann Kermorgant who is attracting a lot of attention from Reading FC.  

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