|DATE||Saturday 22nd October 2016|
|AFC BOURNEMOUTH SQUAD||1.
2. Simon FRANCIS
3. Steve COOK
4. Dan GOSLING
5. Nathan AKE
6. Andrew SURMAN
7. Marc PUGH
8. Harry ARTER
9. Benik AFOBE
10. Max GRADEL
11. Charlie DANIELS
13. Callum WILSON
14. Brad SMITH
15. Adam SMITH
17. Joshua KING
18. Lewis COOK
19. Junior STANISLAUS
20. Marc WILSON
21. Ryan ALLSOP
22. Emerson HYNDMAN
23. Adam FEDERICI
24. Ryan FRASER
26. Tyrone MINGS
28. Lewis GRABBAN
31. Lys MOUSSET
32. Jack WILSHIRE
33. Jordan IBE
37. Corey JORDAN
40. Oliver HARFIELD
43. Callum BUCKLEY
45. Jordan HOLMES
47. Jordan LEE
57. Keelan O'CONNELL
With the return of Callum Wilson, Bournemouth have a cutting edge up
front to add to the attacking prowess of Junior Stanislaus and the
wing play of Jordan Ibe. Eddie Howe's side knocked six past
Hull City last week and his philosophy of getting the ball forward
quickly suing the width of the pitch, before delivering balls into
the box for the strikers is now paying off. Having established
Bournemouth in the Premier League after promotion from the
Championship, Howe has signed some players that have increased the
quality of the side to add to the nucleus of players who came up
with the Cherries. Utilising the wide men in former Spurs full
backs Charlie Daniels and Adam Smith, the ammunition for Wilson and
Stanislaus is regularly supplied, with both the ex-Tottenham ne also
capable of getting on the score-sheet.
Also available in attack are ex-Gooner Benik Afobe, who no doubt will be saying he can outscore Harry Kane again this season, after failing last season, but with Kane having missed a good month and a half, he still tops Afobe's goal total of 0. Another striker they could play is Lewis Grabban, who returned to the South Coast after an unhappy and short stay at Norwich City. He has pace and a good finish, so will need to be denied space around the box. Lys Mousset I don't know much about, other than the 20 year old Frenchman has had little time to show what he is capable of, but Josh King is a former Blackburn Rovers forward, who has a good turn of pace.
At the back, there might be some scope of capitalising on space and errors, as Tommy Elphick may have gone, but Steve Cook and Simon Francis might get caught out with the two wing backs leaving space behind them as they go forward. Using the break could be a potent weapon for Tottenham, as long as they are able to finish moves off. They have Nathan Ake on loan from Chelsea, but his playing time has been limited, while Tyrone Mings and Brad Smith signed last year from Ipswich Town and this summer from Liverpool have yet to appear in the first team, while Marc Wilson's move from Stoke City has not got him any on-pitch action so far.
With the driving force in midfield of Harry Arter only given a 50% chance of playing, they will relying on over-weight Arsenal reject Jack Wilshire, who has been reduced (the only thing about him that has been reduced) to a loan with the South Coast club for the season, a far cry from the hyped up fanfare that followed his early (injury free) career. He will no doubt be up for the match, as will the ex-Spurs contingent, but Lewis Cook is also out and Dan Gosling's return to action helps Howe out in replacing the injured parties. Andrew Surman is a genuine battler, but the other returning midfielder - wide man Max Gradel adds pace and skill to this area of the team.
Artur Boruc is a keeper who has the ability to be unbeatable or be a liability. Last season he didn't have a very good game against us at the Vitality stadium, but he can be big and effective. So, who knows which one will turn up ? Adam Federici left Reading to join Bournemouth and is a sound keeper, but may be suspect when put under pressure.
Tottenham are without Toby Alderweireld again, but look secure with Eric Dier there and they might have Kevin Wimmer available, as Wanyama is shining in midfield and may have Dier back alongside him. Dele Alli will probably partner Lamela and Dembele, as Spurs try to bring the best out of Vincent Janssen. The media spotlight on his failure to score in the Premier League as yet is unfair and he will get more once the first goes in, as happened for Harry Kane.
Tottenham have lacked a lot
of goals as a team and need to start putting away the chances they
make, with more contribution. I think that resting Eriksen
might mean it is a little harder to create those opportunities, but
think that we might still be able to out-run and out-pass a side,
who almost match Pochettino's ethos in the way the game should be
|PREDICTION||AFC Bournemouth 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3|
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AFC BOURNEMOUTH TEAM NEWS :
Midfielder Harry Arter is only 50-50 for the game against Spurs, while Lewis Cook (foot) and Brad Smith (foot) are definitely out of the match. Meanwhile winger Max Gradel could return to the team as he is now over a hamstring injury.
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS :
Toby Alderweireld will be missing from the Spurs line-up as he recovers from a knee injury, while Danny Rose is doubtful with a foot injury picked up in Germany in midweek. Harry Kane is still continuing his come-back from ankle ligament damage.
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Saturday 22nd October 2016
Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
Kick off 12:30
Gosling (persistent fouling) 39
Gradel (kicking ball away) 67
Lamela (foul on Smith) 17
Vertonghen (foul on Wilson) 35
Alli (foul on Smith) 37
Rose (foul on King) 43
|Crowd : 11,201||Weather : Sunny, mild|
|Referee : Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)||Assistant Referees : Mr. S. Ledger; Mr. P. Kirkup|
|Fourth Official : Roger East|
|AFC Bournemouth kicked off and played towards the South Stand in the first half.|
|Game time : - 90 + 7 minutes.|
|AFC Bournemouth :||kit||Tottenham Hotspur :||kit|
Jordan IBE (10
Max GRADEL 60 )
Hugo LLORIS (c)
7 Heung-Min SON ( 9 Vincent JANSSEN 62)
|Manager : Eddie Howe||Manager : Mauricio Pochettino|
|Sponsor : Mansion||Shirt sponsor : AIA|
|Kit Supplier : JD||Kit Supplier : Under Armour|
With both sides having to make changes, it was a surprisingly solid performance from them in a game dominated by closing down and therefore, it is not too much of a shock that it ended goal-less, although there were chances at both ends. Bournemouth only had one on target and Spurs were denied by constant blocking and being crowded out, although they did over-play a little in the last third.
With Surman taken ill in the warm-up, the Cherries had to change things around and Fat Wilshire had to complete his first full game in over two years, which was a feat, because 'high intensity closing down' and 'Fat Wilshire' are words that rarely feature in the same sentence. He generally stood around until the ball came to him and then he gave it away. For Spurs, Dier remained at centre-half, while Dembele came in as the partner for Wanyama in defensive midfield and Son led the line.
Bournemouth are well known for
their quick starts. After Alli had played the ball forward first
time from a poor clearance by Boruc to an offside Son, a short
corner routine gave the Cherries a sniff of goal inside the first
ten minutes. With the ball played into the near post, where King
stepped over the ball to allow Gosling to cross low into the
goalmouth from the dead ball line. Former Spurs defender Charlie
Daniels got a toe-poke on the ball and it went low, with Lloris
diving the wrong way, but he threw up a leg and the ball flew up and
came out off the bar.
With the youngsters set to be
given a run-out at Anfield on Tuesday, there will be the chance for
some first teamers to rest up before the Premier League champions
come to visit next Saturday. It is now a game we need to win,
as the draws are allowing us to be caught and overtaken.
AFC Bournemouth changed
their name from Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club to
ensure that the wording would fit on the front of their shirts under
the club crest.
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|What you thought|
The commentary team were so biased against Spurs, it was
embarrassing. When there was a face-off between players, they were
suggesting it was Wanyama getting revenge for Arter's high tackle on
Sky really do saddle Spurs with some dross when they are televised live, with Alan Smith being the usual suspect, but it appears that Davie Provan is now singing from the same song-sheet.
And how they could say that
Wilshite had a good game ! Really ? I thought he was
weak on the ball, non-existent off it and his passing was rank bad.
All our players were world beaters if compared to his performance
|Other scores during this week :|
|Hull City||0||Stoke City||2||Saturday|
|Leicester City||3||Crystal Palace||1||Saturday|
|Liverpool||2||West Bromwich Albion||1||Saturday|
|West Ham United London||1||Sunderland||0||Saturday|
|League Table 2016-17|
|13||West Bromwich Albion||9||2||4||3||10||10||10||0|
|15||West Ham United London||9||3||1||5||10||17||10||-7|
Position before match : 3rd
Position after match : 4th
Position after the weekend : 5th
* Pub facts may not actually be true, but after a few pints everyone will think so.
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