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Howe: I am very proud of the performance

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe spoke of his pride in his team following the defeat to promotion hopefuls Derby County.

The Cherries travelled to Pride Park with just one win in eight outings and without a win in three games away from Dean Court.

In contrast, Derby County were the inform team in the division and one of the favourites for promotion to the Premier League.

But it was the Cherries who enjoyed the better chances throughout the match, especially through a very impressive first half performance.

But the match swung on a a decision by referee Mark Heywood to award a free-kick following a Tommy Elphick challenge.

Chris Martin scored the subsequent free kick with an fantastically executed set piece which curled into the top corner.

Howe told afcb.co.uk...

"I thought we were excellent, Sometimes it`s very difficult in defeat to say that because you feel like you expect people to think you`re not telling the truth, but I couldn`t have been prouder of the players really.

"We have come to a really good ground and I thought we were very good defensively today.

"It`s taken a worldy free kick to beat us - I couldn`t see them scoring from open play...'

'...All in all, I am very proud of the performance and I believe if we play like that for the rest of the season we will pick up a lot of points."


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Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 24 2014

Time: 8:42AM

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We read a lot about bad referee decisions in our games and a lot of Eddie being proud. I don't want to be negative but we are now at a crucial point in our season and excuses and being proud won't keep us in the Championship we need a goal scorer who if we had scored any of the 5 first half chances we had at Derby a bad ref choice would have not been an issue and we could then be proud and points to go with it. IMO I would not have kermigan on the bench we need to change the drought and staying as is won't do that. Up the Cherries !
Hutch51
The fact that we have so many chances but fail to score is a big pointer in itself. Over the season, refs' decisions go for us and against us so this is part of the game.......we have to live with it. Rantie's main asset is that he keeps two defenders tied up very deep at the back and when he comes off then the defenders can move up. However this is not enough for us as he doesn't score when given chances. Yann the man looks more likely to score but the down side is that he is not that quick and so the opposition play less deep.....which leads to other problems. I think this is why EH switches between them at 70 mins ....but perhaps they are better on at the same time ....meaning Grabban moves from his best position. Management is not easy!
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