Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Francis: Supporters were different class

Francis: Supporters were different class

AFC Bournemouth right back Simon Francis praised the Cherries supporters following the clubs first home win of the season.

Buoyed by the appearance of returning manager Eddie Howe and assistant Jason Tindall ahead of the game, the North Stand launched into a chorus of 'Eddie Howe's Barmy Army' from the second half kick-off and right through both Cherries goals only pausing for a period to sing 'Oh Eddie Howe'.

The atmosphere appeared to really lift the players towards their first home win since May and Francis believes that if the atmosphere continues then the Cherries form will improve as a consequence.

Francis told the Daily Echo...

"...There was a buzz around the club and you feed off that as a player. I thought the supporters were different class and were probably the loudest and best they have been at home all season. They have been top-drawer away from home and, if we can keep that type of atmosphere in home games, we will pick up a lot more points.

"It was a much-needed win and I think it had been coming. I don`t think where we are in the table reflects how good a team we are and how good the squad is. But the table doesn`t lie and we deserve to be where we are because we haven`t performed well enough.

"We are all hoping that what has happened off the field with the new management coming in will turn things round. I am sure it will and we can start looking up the table."


RednBlack Shack

Don't forget to keep checking the RednBlack Shack for great online deals and help to raise money for the AFC Bournemouth Youth Team.

It's easy to join AFCB Vital

With Vital Bournemouth you can win prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums, click the link to register.

Join The Vital Debate




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:DJ
Date:Sunday October 14 2012
Time: 10:07AM

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Inept Cherries stung by Hornets

After taking 3 hours to make the 91 mile journey down to the south coast I was looking forward to seeing my 24th season of Afc Bournemouth. What a shame then that ultimately it would end up being one

Stats: AFC Bournemouth v Watford

All the stats from AFC Bournemouth (0) vs (2) Watford, Dean Court, Saturday 19th August 2017 Att: 10501

Lewis Cook: There is a lot of competition

England Under 20's World Cup winning captain Lewis Cook is hopeful he can enjoy a good second season with AFC Bournemouth.

Four Draws So Far Against Watford

After our poor showing and defeat against WBA, the team have a chance to rectify matters in front of the Dean Court crowd for the opening game at home in our third season in the Premier League. Our visitors are Watford who we always have close games with.

In the Summer it has been all change at Watford with a new manager and some new signings. Marco Silva replacing Walter Mazzarri who was only at Watford for one season before being sacked. Silva the former Hull City boss between January

Archived AFCB Vital Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

DJ
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

AFCB Vital Player Of The Season 2016/17
Suggested By:
Steve Cook35%
Joshua King35%
Simon Francis1%
Charlie Daniels8%
Junior Stanislas3%
Adam Smith 1%
Jack Wilshere2%
Marc Pugh1%
Harry Arter3%
Ryan Fraser5%
Artur Boruc3%
Andrew Surman1%
Dan Gosling1%
Callum Wilson1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Alchemist169
2.billythekid158
3.redharry155
4.SlowDownDerek129
5.AlGard116
6.northstandmark114
7.Ken Baileys Ghost104
8.kirsikka84
9.red_house81
10.4FCB75
Write for Vital Football