Sunday, 5 June 2016

Tomlin can go at cut price

Watching all the gossip on Social media and the Bristol Post it would appear that Lee Tomlin won't be at AFCB much longer. It is clear that the Robins' fans are keen to land their man even if AFCB have not been in a hurry to cut ties with the former Middlesbrough striker. 
Lee Tomlin has made no secret of his dissatisfaction at not playing games at AFCB.
Whether the price is £2.5m or £1.5m I don't think Cherries fans are that bothered. Tomlin's signing was not good for the player or AFCB, and if the striker can find employment elsewhere I don't think too many would be upset at Dean Court. I had kind of hoped that Middlesbrough might even come back in for him but even Aitor Karanka has higher targets now that the Boro have been promoted.

Arguably Tomlin never got a run in the team at AFCB. He didn't recover quickly from injury and never looked fully match fit, but he did okay for Bristol City with six goals in 18 games. His decision to speak out though about what should or should not be happening with his playing or not last January was a mistake that looks like it has cost him his Premier League dream for the moment. He may even be kicking himself that he did not bide his time at Middlesbrough a bit longer rather than jump ship to AFCB. You can't have regrets though in football. AFCB will move on and so will Lee.

The main thing is that Lee should get an opportunity to play his football for someone and if that is Bristol City I hope he does well for them. Any reduction in wages due to players being taken off AFCB's books is just business. 

Last night Matt Ritchie turned out for Scotland in a friendly against Euro 2016 favourites France and the Scots were well beaten 3-0. Adam Federici was an unused sub in Australia's friendly against Greece which the Aussie's won 1-0.


  1. Burnt his bridges at Boro, would have liked the lad to do well for you but you can't legislate for ego

  2. Lee didn't quit Boro, he was told that he could go as Karanka realised his limitations.