Friday, 3 March 2017

Cherries play with aggression and tempo at Old Trafford

Getting back to playing with some intensity is hopefully what we will see from AFCB at Old Trafford. It is no good thinking about what position the team is in, they just have to go out and win games and the best way of doing that is taking the game to the opposition, even when it is Man Utd.

This is a dog fight now - AFCB have to turn up at every game with greater belief.
AFCB play one way and that is attack. They don't defend so well and they have to ask questions of Man Utd to get anything out of this game. We have see what Leicester City did with their high-intensity and aggressive performance against Liverpool and AFCB must show similar fight if they want to win games now. The league is very close and the scrappers will survive. We haven't seen the Cherries really scrap for their existence but they need to show what teeth they have now.

I don't believe it really matters who AFCB have to play anymore. The Cherries have won and lost against the best and the worst and with three points available for each of the last 12 games I'm hoping that they see every game as a potential win. There are only winners and losers now and as long as the fans back the team and get them pumped up we will give them every chance of being among the winners at the end of the day.

AFCB play best when they play fast and hit teams hard from the off. They also need to keep doing it to really build that confidence back. In the last few games they have not had that time when they have felt comfortable in games and by keeping the pace high and the ball moving between defence, midfield and attack in quicker phases, the players have less time to get hesitant and ponderous. It is when they have to think to much about what they are doing that AFCB usually slip up.

I can think of no better place to see a passionate and firey performance from the Cherries than at Old Trafford. It won't be expected by the opposition. They think they just have to turn up to win against a struggling side. Let's get some pride back for the south. 

Possible AFCB team
4-4-1-1 Boruc (GK), A Smith (RB), S Cook (CD), Mings (CD), Daniels (LB),
Stanislas (RW), Arter (CM), Surman (CM), Fraser (LW), Gosling (CM), King (FW)

Allsop, B Smith, Wilshere, Pugh, Gradel, Afobe, Mousset 

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