Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Eddie: I'm not panicking about a lack of recruits

Eddie: I'm not panicking about a lack of recruits

Bournemouth gaffer, Eddie Howe, has spoken about to ease fears over the quiet summer of transfer activity at the club.

The club has yet to make its first summer signing, but with teams soon to be returning for pre-season training, The Cherries boss expects this soon to change, as he told afcb.co.uk:

'It`s been quiet on the transfer front. Obviously we haven`t made any signings and it`s been quite slow in the respect, so that`s been the only disappointment for us. I've said it before, I think we have a good squad but we would like to add a couple of players to us competitive in what is going to be a really tough division.But we've got to make sure the players we attract are the right ones and we don`t panic and dive into something which isn't right for us.'

Despite having ideally sorted out all his business before the players returned, Eddie understands that this cannot always be the case. He added whilst speaking to Daily Echo:

'One year, we were quite fortunate - when we got promotion from League Two to League One at this club - that we were able to bring in the players we wanted in good time for pre-season, so we could work with the squad. But I don't think it will be as easy as that this time. You can bring in a couple of players late who can really make a difference for you, so we will work on the players we want and see where it goes.'

With the club now spending sums never seen before as well though, the long-life Cherries supporter, knows that he needs to trim the squad as well as add quality because of the financial fair play rules that the club has to abide by:

'It is about trying to get the squad to an acceptable level and the right level for us, and re-adjust the wage bill because financial fair play does have a big bearing on us at the moment.'

Despite all this transfer inactivity, it's not stopped the lauded manager from working hard over the summer months though as he tidies up the final preparations towards his own pre-season schedule. he told afcb.co.uk:

'I`m looking forward to the pre-season training. It`s an enjoyable time of the season from my perspective because you get to work with the team and on the principles behind the way you want to play. It will also be good to see the players after a long break because we are a tight group.'



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

Writer:Tierney
Date:Friday June 14 2013
Time: 11:44AM

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Behaviour Rules - Some Initial Reaction

Various rules on what is and isn't acceptable are being rolled out this season in an attempt to reduce 'intolerable behaviour' towards match day officials. What's the initial reaction?

Francis: We have to hope Howe stays

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has been linked to a number of top clubs since winning promotion to the Premier League with the Cherries.

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

Francis: New signings have showed their hunger

AFC Bournemouth captain Simon Francis has praised the attitude of the Cherries summer signings.

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 Francis34%
Matt Ritchie4%
Charlie Daniels7%
Andrew Surman11%
Steve Cook2%
Dan Gosling2%
Adam Smith2%
Joshua King17%
Artur Boruc3%
Marc Pugh2%
Junior Stanislas4%
Harry Arter7%
Benik Afobe2%
Callum Wilson3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Alchemist364
2.billythekid284
3.SlowDownDerek199
4.boscombe botn183
5.northstandmark171
6.dj_silver163
7.kirsikka162
8.table156
9.AlGard148
10.cockbeard135