Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Howe: We are now a scalp for most clubs

Howe: We are now a scalp for most clubs

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes that his side are now looked upon as one of the top scalps to take in League One.

After heavy investment in both the facilities around the Cherries Dean Court home and investment in the first team squad, the Cherries have only begun to show their potential since the return of Eddie Howe from Championship side Burnley in October.

Before Howe's arrival the Cherries had only won once in the league and were planted in the relegation places.

But eleven games later AFC Bournemouth have risen up the table to tenth, unbeaten in all competitions.

The Cherries are now just five points off the play-off places and ten points away from the top.

Howe told

'...We are looked at as a scalp for most clubs in this division now, and that is something we are going to have to live with and overcome.

"This is a very tough game as they all are in this league. Bury were in a similar position when we played there and they made it incredibly difficult for us - I believe it will be the same at Scunthorpe.

"They work really hard and are desperate for the points. We can learn from the Bury game and attack this game better. We did finish that game quite well, but started slowly and that`s a lesson to be learned."

Get involved

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.

Join The Vital Debate

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

Date:Friday December 7 2012
Time: 8:39AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Frampton Fight Upgraded

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Howe: We can't take Premier League for granted

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe insists that his side are not safe from relegation until they are mathematically certain of avoiding the drop.

End of season clear out at AFC Bournemouth?

Is it time to start a rebuilding of the squad releasing those who are fringe players and start afresh even to let players go so they get match time?

Howe: We will have to wait and see with Arter

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has withdrawn from international duty with the Republic Of Ireland and is a doubt for the Cherries next game against Watford.

Swapping the snow for Dubai

AFC Bournemouth are set to fly out to Dubai during the international break.

AFC Bournemouth Archived Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many points will be necessary to avoid relegation?
Suggested By: Toronto John
fewer than 365%
more than 419%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

8.Ken Baileys Ghost90
Vital Football Comment