Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

O'Kane: Hopefully I have now convinced Howe

O'Kane: Hopefully I have now convinced Howe

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Eunan O'Kane is hoping that he has now convinced manager Eddie Howe that he can compete in a midfield partnership.

The summer signing from Torquay has impressed so far this season, but initially struggled to break back into the side following the dismissal of former manager Paul Groves and the appointment of Eddie Howe.

Under Paul Groves, O'Kane had been utilised in a diamond midfield four, or in a five man midfield, but under Howe he has recently been playing in a central midfield pairing in a flat four midfield.

O'Kane has revealed that Howe had told him what he needed to do to earn a place in the Cherries line-up and following his chance in the FA Cup away to Carlisle the midfielder has taken it.

O'Kane told the Daily Echo...

'...He said he didn`t want to have me as a luxury player who could only play in the hole or in a three.

"He said he needed me to prove that I could play in a two and that requires doing a lot of the dirty work.

"But he also said he didn`t have any doubt about my footballing ability, it was just the uglier side he needed convincing on. Hopefully, I have now managed to convince him I can do that and I will stay in the team for quite a while...'


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:Friday January 25 2013
Time: 8:51AM

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Howe: Transfer window will have surprises

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes this summers transfer window will have its surprises.

Season finale leaves Cherries on Cloud Nine

Season finale leaves Cherries on Cloud Nineā€¦

From the start this day had the air of a party about it. The sun was out, plenty of beer was going down, and various inflatable objects were thrown

2016/17 Second Best Goal Return Ever

The Premier League season of 2016/17 didn't see a new goal record set in the top flight of football on Sunday, however the final day got extremely close.

Premier League 2016/17 Golden Glove Battle (22/5/17)

With Sunday being the final day of the Premier League season of 2016/17, the Golden Glove Winner is now known.

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 Cook42%
Joshua King37%
Simon Francis0%
Charlie Daniels3%
Junior Stanislas1%
Adam Smith 1%
Jack Wilshere0%
Marc Pugh3%
Harry Arter1%
Ryan Fraser8%
Artur Boruc1%
Andrew Surman1%
Dan Gosling1%
Callum Wilson1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
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 (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.billythekid216
2.Garbo212
3.SlowDownDerek183
4.The Alchemist182
5.AFCBade123
6.northstandmark120
7.kirsikka118
8.AlGard113
9.red_house104
10.Grumpy G100
Vital Football Comment