Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Pitman: I could have had more goals

Pitman: I could have had more goals

AFC Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman scored his sixteenth goal of the season against Notts County on Saturday afternoon.

His sixth goal in six consecutive matches fired the Cherries to a sixth straight victory, a run of form which has placed Eddie Howe's AFC Bournemouth firmly in the mix for the automatic promotion chase.

Since returning to Dean Court, initially on loan from Bristol City, before making the move permanent in January, Pitman has had to work hard to regain the match fitness lost while sitting on the sidelines at the Championship club.

He has also adapted to playing a deeper role than his previous stint at the club, in Eddie Howe's new side which sees everyone working together in and out of possession.

But it's Pitman's goalscoring that he is well known for, but despite netting 16 in 23 League One appearances, Pitman believes he should have scored more.

Pitman told the Daily Echo...

"I expect to score every time I play. I have also hit the crossbar six times this season so I could have had a lot more goals...'

'...I didn't really know what to expect (following the transfer). I just wanted to play and have played 20-odd games now. When I left Bristol City, I was sitting in the stand every week so it is great to be out there and running around.

"The goals are coming and we have got something really big to fight for. We are second in the table and have just won six games on the bounce. If we can win our remaining three games, we should have a really good chance of going up."


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:Monday April 8 2013
Time: 7:49AM

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Howe: We let control of the game slip

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was disappointed to watch his side drop control of the game against Hull City.

Stanislas: We deserved to get punished

AFC Bournemouth winger Junior Stanislas believes that the Cherries performance deserved to get punished by Hull City.

Howe: We will assess the Gradel situation

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has stated that he will look at Maxi Gradel's immediate future over the course of January.

Howe: Let's not rush into the transfer market

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe had been very keen to hand defender Tyrone Mings his chance to impress ahead of the match against Hull City.

Archived AFCB Vital Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

DJ
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Best summer signing of 2016
Suggested By:
Nathan Ake (loan)26%
Brad Smith2%
Lewis Cook5%
Marc Wilson3%
Emerson Hyndman2%
Lys Mousset7%
Jordon Ibe6%
Jack Wilshere (loan)49%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 13 2017 8:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.billythekid188
2.SlowDownDerek140
3.Garbo125
4.AlGard124
5.kirsikka123
6.The Alchemist107
7.northstandmark106
8.paul4996
9.red_house92
10.Ken Baileys Ghost86
The Vital Football Members League