Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Defeats don't sit well with Howe

It is not often that Eddie Howe can't wait to get off the pitch and back into the changing rooms, but he didn't much like the taste of the last minute defeat to Man City. It was not a outcome that really did justice to how well the Cherries had scrapped and frustrated Man City for much of the game and to be left sitting on zero points after three games is big punishment.
Eddie won't rest easy until he gets AFCB moving up the table.
AFCB fans are not used to seeing too many defeats, but the three losses would have been more damaging on morale if Bournemouth hadn't turned up in the Man City game. But the side did perform and they pushed Man City all the way. It is hard for the fans and players as well as the manager to get much comfort from that, but in the overall picture AFCB will have to look back and see that there is much to be pleased about in this latest performance.

The atmosphere in the ground made a huge difference to the Cherries. It picked them up and really encourage AFCB to take the game to Man City. At least this is the kind of match that showed the players in a better light than what had gone before. No one likes losing, and every team is going to have a difficult period in the season – it's just that AFCB's has come early. This team is stronger than the team AFCB had last season, they just need a bit of luck now.
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Charlie Daniels' goal is one thing that gives the club something to be pleased about but it's the points that are more important. What is apparent is that AFCB won't feel that any team they now play can't be beaten. If they can give Man City a scare, they can give any team in the league a problem. I think that is also what frustrates Eddie Howe the most, as he has three defeats to show for his efforts when he knows this side is the best talent he has ever had to manage.

In other news, Josh King extends his contract with AFCB with a new four-year deal.

AskFans Match report AFCB 1 v 2 Man City

Daily Mail - The Verdict

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