Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Howe: Seaborne signing a real coup

Howe: Seaborne signing a real coup

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes the Cherries have pulled off 'a real coup' in the loan signing of Southampton defender Dan Seaborne.

Seaborne has made ten appearances thus far this season, three for Southampton in the League Cup and seven whilst out on loan with Championship side Charlton.

The 25 year old was also a target for a number of other Championship clubs, but has instead opted to bolster the Cherries defensive ranks for the remainder of the season.

Cherries manager Eddie Howe has made no secret of wanting to boost his defensive options, with no natural cover for either right back Simon Francis or left back Charlie Daniels.

With captain Miles Addison injured and Stephane Zubar failing to break into the first team squad in recent weeks, Tommy Elphick and Steve Cook have been the Cherries only defensive options at centre back.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

"...He is a left-sided defender, he is very experienced and is a leader. He is composed on the ball and good in the air and has all the attributes that we look for in a player.

'We certainly feel we need defensive cover and he can operate at left-back as well. It is a signing that boosts our numbers defensively and adds competition for the squad. And with Steve Cook`s court case pending (click here), I think it was a signing we needed to make...

"...From his perspective, he is out of contract at the end of the season and very much wanted to go on loan and play some football. We managed to beat two Championship clubs to his signing and it is a real coup for us."


AFCB Vital Travel Coaches

AFCB Vital are sponsoring the Travel Coaches this season.

The sponsorship guarantees that a supporter coach will travel to every league and cup game this season. For prices, departure times and how to book - click here.



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:Thursday January 17 2013
Time: 5:15PM

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Boruc: I'm glad we keep collecting points

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has praised goalkeeper Artur Boruc for his form throughout the winter months.

Arsenal`s Maiden League Game At Dean Court

The Gunners have never played at Dean Court in a competitive match against the Cherries. This will be the first time for the majority of our fans to see AFCB against Arsenal. The game is live on Sky S

AFC Bournemouth Walking Wounded - Injury Table

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Howe: Gradel & Wilson will be like new signings

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is looking forward to having the possibility of selecting Maxi Gradel and Callum Wilson again before the end of the season.

Archived AFCB Vital Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

DJ
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who has been AFCB's best 2016 winter signing?
Suggested By:
Juan Manuel Iturbe (loan)4%
Benik Afobe87%
Lewis Grabban5%
Marius Adamonis (loan)1%
Rhoys Wiggins3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 24 14 8 2 50 18
2 Man City 24 14 5 5 47 23
3 Spurs 24 12 9 3 45 25
4 Arsenal 24 13 6 5 45 15
5 Man Utd 24 11 7 6 40 10
6 West Ham 24 10 9 5 39 10
7 Southampton 24 9 7 8 34 8
8 Liverpool 24 9 7 8 34 -4
9 Watford 24 9 6 9 33 1
10 Stoke 24 9 6 9 33 -4
11 Everton 24 7 11 6 32 9
12 Crystal Palace 24 9 4 11 31 -4
13 Chelsea 24 7 8 9 29 -2
14 WBA 24 7 8 9 29 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 24 7 7 10 28 -10
16 Swansea 24 6 8 10 26 -9
17 Norwich 24 6 5 13 23 -18
18 Newcastle 24 5 6 13 21 -19
19 Sunderland 24 5 4 15 19 -19
20 Aston Villa 24 2 7 15 13 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Feb 7 2016 1:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Everton (H)
FA Cup
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Alchemist79
2.billythekid67
3.kirsikka65
4.Garbo60
5.AFCBade45
6.AFCB Lost in Brum43
7.ErikthViking42
8.Druss_the_Legend42
9.fritter38
10.redharry36