Monday, 11 January 2016

The Cherries are back in for the Prodigal Son

While news filters through that Lewis Grabban is again the subject of a new bid from AFCB, I kind help but think that for the player's own good he needs to see the move go through this time. Lewis has not settled at Norwich and Alex Neil has never really favoured the striker who has hardly played many Premier League games. It must rub Alex Neil up the wrong way though to see him go back to AFCB and to a team that Norwich are fighting against for Premier League survival, but in the long run it is probably player power that will drive this move through if it comes about.
We will see Lewis Grabban back at Dean Court in AFCB colours in January?
Eddie Howe has made no secret of the fact that he never wanted to sell Lewis Grabban. He even gave him improved terms when after he had consulted Brighton & Hove Albion on a move, back in January 2014, and while the fence always seems greener on the other side for players that are looking to advance their career, in Lewis Grabban's case he may well have decided that the move to Norwich was a mistake. It certainly has not worked out for him.

It is easy to see why Eddie Howe would like the striker back at Dean Court. Grabban scored 35 goals in 87 appearances for the Cherries and played a big part in the promotion season to the Championship from League One. I also feel that the way the players at AFCB get on with each other so well they would accept Lewis back into the group as he is highly regarded by the manager. At the end of the day, AFCB want to stay in the Premier League and another striker that knows the AFCB system so well and can carry out Eddie Howe's instructions to the letter has to be a big incentive for getting Grabban back.

Many fans will hate the thought of Lewis signing for AFCB again. I think they need to realise that everyone makes mistakes and some times players are not  given the best advice. How brave would it be as well for Lewis to want to come back to the Cherries knowing that some sections of the fans would not be delighted in seeing him back? He could take an easier option of going elsewhere, but he must be the one who is pushing for the move to come back and for me that says he would be a good addition as he still wants to prove himself to the doubters.

It's a done deal Lewis is back and AFCB fans can look forward to seeing him scoring lots of goals for the Cherries once again. UTCIAD!


  1. Norwich fans will be well pleased to see Grabban return to Bournemouth , a very average Championship striker that can only hinder your chances of survival .

  2. Grabban has not really fitted in at Norwich, he is just one of those players the fans at Carrow Road have never taken to, even after goals against Ipswich. He wont be sold to AFCB not while they are and NCFC are in a relegation battle.

  3. Well I got that wrong, hope Grabban does not come back to haunt us. But £7m does sound like a lot of cash from what we have seen from him this season, maybe he will help get the Cherries promoted next season after relegation, forward thinking?