Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Ritchie: I made the right move

Ritchie: I made the right move

AFC Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie believes that the Cherries promotion to the Championship proves he was right to leave Swindon Town.

Ritchie made the move from Swindon to the Cherries during a surprise January transfer move following financial problems for Swindon.

The move for £500,000 was the catalyst for Paulo Di Canio's eventual departure from Swindon and the clubs slide down the League One table, from title contenders, to just sneaking into the play-offs.

The Cherries by-passed Swindon on route to clinching promotion against Carlisle United last month.

Ritchie signed a three and a half year contract at Dean Court following the move and immediately declared that he wanted to add another promotion to his CV this year.

Following the Cherries promotion to the Championship and Swindon's demise to Brentford in the League One Play-Offs on Monday, Ritchie believes he has now been proven right about his move.

Ritchie told the Daily Echo...

"I think the league positions show I made the right move. I am delighted I signed here and delighted with promotion.

"I am looking forward to playing in the Championship. It is somewhere I have always wanted to play and I had a little taste when I was at Portsmouth.

"We play good football here under the manager and Jason and have got a great squad of players. It certainly promises to be an exciting season...'


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:Wednesday May 8 2013
Time: 8:00AM

Comments

0
...yeah thanks to the creditors of Swindon Town!
garbo
08/05/2013 12:25:00
0
Hmm-i'm not sure he has-like an awful lot of our players he failed to cut it last time in the Championship (Elphick, Cook, Francis, McQuoid, Pitman, Graban etc) ad I think he may get found out at this level as too lightweight-puts in a wicked cross but doesn't normally look up and it ends up at the back post where we don't have anyone-hope I'm wrong. Feel we may need a lot of strengthening with no sentiment-offering Flahaven and Partington new deals suggests otherwise
WokingRed
08/05/2013 18:59:00
0
...not sure WokingRed?....most of these guy sare still young and have gained more experience since they were involved in the higher league...I think we may be surprised at how they adapt to it?
garbo
09/05/2013 08:56:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Ritchie: We have to bounce back

AFC Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie believes it is important for the Cherries to bounce back following the disappointing defeat to Stoke.

Potters turn Cherries to clay

Bournemouth slumped to an insipid defeat against a resurgent Stoke in a difficult afternoon at a dreary Dean Court.

Stoke came into this match having not scored in a month and having suffered t

Howe: It was a difficult game for us

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes Stoke's early goal knocked his sides confidence.

Stats: AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City

All the stats from AFC Bournemouth (1) vs (3) Stoke City, Dean Court, 13th February 2016, 3pm Att: 10,863

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)6%
Benik Afobe84%
Lewis Grabban5%
Marius Adamonis (loan)3%
Rhoys Wiggins2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 26 11 8 7 41 9
6 Southampton 26 11 7 8 40 10
7 West Ham 26 10 10 6 40 9
8 Watford 26 10 6 10 36 1
9 Stoke 26 10 6 10 36 -5
10 Everton 26 8 11 7 35 11
11 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
12 Chelsea 26 8 9 9 33 2
13 Crystal Palace 26 9 5 12 32 -5
14 WBA 26 8 8 10 32 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 7 12 28 -14
16 Swansea 26 6 9 11 27 -10
17 Norwich 26 6 6 14 24 -20
18 Newcastle 26 6 6 14 24 -22
19 Sunderland 26 6 5 15 23 -18
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Feb 20 2016 5:15PM : 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
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.billythekid152
2.The Alchemist141
3.Garbo112
4.AFCB Lost in Brum105
5.northstandmark104
6.SlowDownDerek104
7.AFCBade98
8.Ken Baileys Ghost93
9.kirsikka90
10.USCherry90