Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Howe: Barnard position will be re-assessed

Howe: Barnard position will be re-assessed

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will reassess loanee Lee Barnard's position in January.

The Southampton striker was signed on loan until January by former manager Paul Groves on the eve of the new Football League season.

He made his debut against Portsmouth, scoring the Cherries equalising goal at Fratton Park and has gone on to score a further three goals in 16 appearances this season.

Southampton refused to allow Barnard to play in the FA Cup for the Cherries, so Barnard missed the trip to Carlisle in the second round and with AFC Bournemouth winning, Howe kept an unchanged squad for the trip to Scunthorpe last Saturday.

Brett Pitman, on loan from Bristol City, but who will be re-joining the Cherries on a permanent basis in January started up front alongside top scorer Lewis Grabban, whilst on the substitutes bench, Howe had a variety of options from Josh McQuoid, Matt Tubbs, Steve Fletcher and fit again Dutch striker Frank Demouge.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

"We have real competition for places in the striking department but Lee is still very much part of our squad. The difficulty we have is that he is a loan player and we have contracted players. That is the dilemma and it is a really difficult one.

"I can only speak very highly of Lee`s attitude and commitment to the cause since he has been here and we will re-assess his position in January.

"It is a really tough call, especially when Lee has worked as hard as he has when he has played. He has been unfortunate because we have very good strikers and they are all champing at the bit to play.


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


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:DJ
Date:Tuesday December 11 2012
Time: 8:49AM

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Cherries linked with £16million full back

AFC Bournemouth, along with Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Watford have been linked with Arsenal defender Calum Chambers.

How Much Have Bournemouth Earned Since 1992?

With the £100million television ceiling being broken this season and handed to one club, where do Bournemouth fall in all time Premier League payments table?

Mings: I'm doing everything I can to get my knee right

AFC Bournemouth left back Tyrone Mings will be spending the summer in the USA to continue rehabilitation on his knee.

Smith: More to come from me

AFC Bournemouth full back Adam Smith believes there is still more to come from him as the Cherries attempt to establish themselves in the top flight of English football.

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 2015/16
Suggested By:
Simon Francis27%
Matt Ritchie3%
Charlie Daniels8%
Andrew Surman20%
Steve Cook3%
Dan Gosling1%
Adam Smith1%
Joshua King15%
Artur Boruc3%
Marc Pugh2%
Junior Stanislas3%
Harry Arter11%
Benik Afobe1%
Callum Wilson2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeafrontSupporter252
2.Garbo221
3.kirsikka204
4.yesyescherry199
5.northstandmark185
6.The Alchemist185
7.ErikthViking185
8.billythekid178
9.red_house176
10.SlowDownDerek174