Monday, 2 January 2017

We just may see a bit more of Lewis Grabban in 2017

I'm not sure quite what the injury has been with Lewis Grabban, but he has been out of the side for a long time. It is possible that with Eddie Howe saying that both he and Lewis Cook are training again with the team that he could feature perhaps as a sub as early as Tuesday night and certainly could be in contention for the FA Cup match against Millwall.
The door of opportunity is still open for Grabban at AFCB.
I imagine that there is a special bond between Howe and Grabban. The kind of highs and lows that Lewis has had make him a player that needs to be treated with careful management. With Alex Neil it certainly did not work out for Lewis, and I hoped things would turn around quickly when he returned to AFCB. Yet he has become the forgotten man with just three appearances as substitutes for the Cherries in the 2016/17 season. That could all be about to change.

Many will advise him to go out on loan and build his career again that way, but I believe he still has a future at AFCB if he can find some confidence and start contributing to match days. It is ultimately up to Lewis to convince Eddie that he can be a positive force for the team, and if he has not been right in the past you'd kind of suggest that this could be his last opportunity to prove his worth at this level.


While the door seems fairly shut for Lewis with Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas, Josh King, Jordan Ibe etc pushing well ahead of him in the appearance charts, it is uncertain what may happen in January, and there could be the need for a new pair of legs to suddenly make an impact. We have seen it with Ryan Fraser and Junior Stanislas. Some of you may have given up on Lewis along time ago, and you may well be among those who feel the same about Beni Afobe. Yet, every player can go through personal problems that affect their game and I just wonder if a returning Lewis Grabban may finally have everything sorted and now going in the right direction, which would help him to play at his very best - and at his very best Lewis is a goal scorer.

1 comment:

  1. Its rumoured in an article that Bournemouth have financial problems ...the sale of Callum Wilson will be for financial reasons rather than playing ones

    Now we lost a lot of money buying promotion which I am sure was financed by the owner but does anyone know what has happened subsequently ...surely with a turnover that must be approaching £150m we must be able to balance the books without a firesale