Date:Monday September 3 2012
AFC Bournemouth defender Simon Francis admitted that he was at fault for some of the individual errors that ultimately cost the Cherries at Sheffield United on Saturday.
After starting the League One campaign with three 1-1 draws, the Cherries scored three goals in one game for the first time in 2012, but still left empty handed as for the first time since 2009, the Cherries conceded five goals in a league game.
The defeat extends the Cherries record this season to five games without a victory, with AFC Bournemouth manager Paul Groves record reading 2 wins from 13 league and cup games.
Francis told afcb.co.uk...
"I was bitterly disappointed. As we said after the game, if you score three goals you expect a point at the very least. We scored the three goals, but it was just a crazy game.
"There were a lot of individual errors and I hold my hands up to making some. If we want to be up there come the end of the season, we can`t make mistakes like that. When we took the lead, we all felt we could go on and win, but we buckled under pressure.
"We didn`t feel any pressure coming in to the game because we were unbeaten, that's all changed now. We`ve now suffered a loss and that means that it looks like a bad start to the season. It is early days though and you just have to look in the past when teams who haven`t had the best of starts end up having successful seasons and we now have to make sure we are a team like that."
Going to the game this week? Why not send in a match report to AFCB Vital?
It could be a detailed match review discussing tactics and incidents of the match, or a review of your day with tales and photos of your journey, if this interests you please E-Mail DJ or use our online suggestion page to write an article.
Date:Monday September 3 2012
Howe: Working under constraints (Sunday May 26 2013)
Cherries linked with move for Dunne (Sunday May 26 2013)
Footballers found not guilty (Friday May 24 2013)
10 years ago today (Friday May 24 2013)
Flahavan: I am staying to fight for the shirt (Friday May 24 2013)
Cherries linked with Brentford striker (Thursday May 23 2013)
Win a kit for a local youth football team (Thursday May 23 2013)
Introducing the 'All Departments' podcast (Thursday May 23 2013)
Mitchell: It is paramount we keep Howe (Thursday May 23 2013)
Three more games added to pre-season schedule (Thursday May 23 2013)
|5. Sheff Utd||46||19||18||9||+14||75|
|7. Leyton Orient||46||21||8||17||+7||71|
|Howe: Working under constraints
» Bournemouth : 26/05/2013 07:48:00
|Cherries linked with move for Dunne
» Bournemouth : 26/05/2013 07:12:00
|Then There Were Eight (Interested In City)
» Coventry : 26/05/2013
|Familiar Faces In U's Return?
» Colchester : 25/05/2013 11:56:00
|Dunne Expects Late Transfers
» Colchester : 25/05/2013 08:49:00
|On this day in history...25th May
» Portsmouth : 25/05/2013 08:00:00
|Max rescues England
» Crewe : 24/05/2013 22:53:00