Thursday, 21 July 2016

Eddie can fully concentrate on AFCB (Tweet summary of MUFC match)

I was delighted to hear that speculation over Eddie Howe's position at AFCB has finally started to calm down now that Sam Allardyce appears set to be England's new manager within the next 24 hours according to Talk Sport. As long as Sunderland are picking up David Moyes as his replacement all might seem well for AFCB fans but in the long term there will be clubs thinking that they can grab Eddie Howe and another good season in the Premier League could lead to that.
Eddie has enough worries with AFCB –
no need to swap them for England worries just yet.
The first story I read yesterday though was the Daily Mirrors' take on Eddie not actually wanting the England job at this stage of his career. He may well have talked to close friends about the possibility but it is more than likely that Eddie has got word to the FA if they are to appoint Sam Allardyce. It is a difficult job for any manager but it is too soon for Eddie as I have said before.

Now it is important that nobody at AFCB has been distracted by all the gossip. Like many of you I woke up this morning to see how the Cherries had got on against Minnestoa United FC and if all the training had resulted in a first rate performance. Waiting for news at 1am is not my idea of fun when I have work in the morning so I have a summary of the AFC Bournemouth official match Tweets. Max Gradel's match was a bit interesting!

AFCB Tweets:
CHERRIES XI to face @MNUnitedFC: Boruc, MacDonald, S. Cook, Butcher, Daniels, Arter, L. Cook, Ibe, Pugh, Mousset, Wilson. #afcb #MNUvBOU
Cherries subs: Federici, O'Kane, Francis, Cargill, Wiggins, Surman, Gosling, Grabban, King, Gradel. #MNUvBOU #afcb
STARTING XI: There has been one change to the starting XI, with Cargill replacing Cook. @HarryArter2 captains #afcb. #afcb #MNUvBOU
01: Minnesota get us underway at the National Sports Center. Pre-season 2016/17 has commenced for #afcb! #MNUvBOU
07: #afcb are controlling possession here, without testing goalkeeper Ndjock yet. #MNUvBOU
10: Neat play around the box culminates in Pugh seeing a pull-back from the byline blocked. #afcb enjoying lots of joy on the left. #MNUvBOU
12: Ibe has his 2 markers in a spin, before crossing to find Pugh in space. His cross is clear but #afcb then win a corner. #MNUvBOU
12: Wilson has the ball in the back of the net, slotting the ball under Ndjock, but the offside flag is up. #afcb are on top. 0-0. #MNUvBOU
14: Minnesota try to play the ball straight down the middle, but the #afcb defence are vigilant and Cargill clears. #MNUvBOU
18: Another lovely move from #afcb - this time Pugh picks out Wilson - but again the flag is up for offside. That was close. #MNUvBOU
20: We are back underway, and it’s still goalless. #MNUvBOU #afcb
21: Off the crossbar - & post! Minnesota come close to an opener as Jome’s stunning strike comes off the woodwork, twice! #MNUvBOU #afcb
23: Ibe’s teasing pull-back is cleared, before Pugh’s strike from the rebound is blocked. #MNUvBOU #afcb24: GGOOOAALLL to #afcb! #MNUvBOU
24: Daniels’ low cross from the left is met by Wilson at the far post, who takes a touch before tapping it home. #afcb lead 1-0! #MNUvBOU

26: An awkward moment for goalkeeper Ndjock as he goes to throw the ball out, but throws it into his own net! #afcb now lead 2-0! #MNUvBOU
WHAT A GOAL THAT WAS check it out on ESPN

31: Daniels picks up Arter’s cross-field ball and loops the ball over the defence, but Wilson can’t divert it beyond Ndjock. #MNUvBOU
36: Pugh links up with Wilson well again, and plays the striker through, but the flag is up once again. #MNUvBOU #afcb
39: GGOOAALLLL to #afcb! #MNUvBOU
39: Arter's stinging shot strikes the woodwork, and Wilson is there to pounce and tap home the rebound. #afcb lead 3-0! #MNUvBOU
41: Ibe’s 30 yard free kick goes over the wall, but comfortably over the crossbar. #MNUvBOU #afcb
44: Daniels has the ball on the left hand side of the area, & opts to shoot, aiming for the far corner, but it is just over. #MNUvBOU #afcb
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45: #MNUFC's Venegas is receiving treatment inside the #afcb half, so the Cherries grab a drink during the stoppage. #MNUFC
45: Play restarts with #afcb launching another attack from the back. #MNUvBOU
45: Daniels and Pugh combine, but the latter’s shot rebounds off a sea of legs on the edge of the area. #MNUvBOU #afcb
HALF TIME: #MNUFC 0-3 #afcb. What a half from the Cherries! A Wilson brace & Ndjock OG gives them a comfortable lead at the break. #MNUvBOU

46: The second half is underway - confirmed line-ups to follow. #afcb lead 3-0. #MNUvBOU

CHERRIES SECOND HALF XI: Federici,, Francis, MacDonald, Butcher, Wiggins, Pugh, O’Kane, Gosling, Grabban, Gradel, King. #afcb
53: Great save from Federici! He tips Laing’s effort from distance behind. #MNUvBOU #afcb
MNU Second Half XI: GK Ceus Lowe Calvano Laing Brovsky Pitchkolan Csiki* Watson Banks Ibson Pinho #MNUvBOU 0-3
60: O’Kane concedes a free kick on the right hand side of the area, 30 yards out, but it comes off the wall. #MNUvBOU
61: Great stop from #MNUFC stopper Ceus as he gets down low to block Gradel’s low shot from an angle. #MNUvBOU #afcb
MNUFC 63'- MNU Sub: Nogueira IN Calvano OUT #MNUvBOU 0-3
66: Federici gets down well to gather Banks’ long range effort. #afcb still lead #MNUFC 3-0 here. #MNUvBOU
ATTENDANCE: Tonight’s attendance is 8334, & we know there are some #afcb fans here! Thanks to those who were able to make it. #MNUvBOU
71: King and Gradel link up well but the flag is up for offside against the former. #MNUvAFCB
75: Gradel is fouled midway inside the #MNUFC half and #afcb have a free kick, which they play wide. #MNUvBOU
77: There is a brief stoppage as a Minnesota player receives treatment - and once again the players regroup for a drinks break. #MNUvBOU
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77: A long ball over the top towards Gradel sees him go for it, but get knocked by the goalkeeper. He is ok to continue. #MNUvBOU79: RED CARD! Gradel and Lowe are both sent off for an altercation in the far corner of the pitch. #MNUvBOU
79: Lowe went in hard on Gradel, but it was the following altercation between the players that the referee has penalis
ed them for. 81: Laing shoots from the edge of the area, and Federici parries before pouncing to gather the rebound. #MNUvBOU #afcb
86: GOOOAALLL to #afcb! #MNUvBOU
86: Grabban pounces on a mistake by the goalkeeper and slots home to make it four! #MNUvBOU
FULL TIME: #MNUFC 0-4 #afcb. The perfect start to pre season for the Cherries, who head back home tonight. #MNUvBOU

Best Tweet of the game - Callum Wilson's

Callum Wilson ‏@CallumWilson 4h4 hours agoMinnesota, USA
Callum Wilson Retweeted AFC Bournemouth

It's good to be back

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