Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Howe: O'Kane fits the bill

Howe: O'Kane fits the bill

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has praised midfielder Eunan O'Kane after the former Torquay United player signed a new deal at Dean Court.

O'Kane has enjoyed a rapid rise through the football leagues since he was released by Everton in 2009.

He briefly moved to Northern Ireland side Coleraine, but after just one season he moved back to England with League Two side Torquay United and made over 100 appearances for them.

During this time he impressed Eddie Howe who was Burnley manager at the time, but was eventually signed by former AFC Bournemouth manager Paul Groves in June 2012.

O'Kane agreed personal terms on a three year contract at Dean Court which had been set to run until 2015.

During his first season at Dean Court, O'Kane made 41 appearances as the Cherries won promotion from League One.

This season he has so far made 27 appearances in the Championship and arguably O'Kane has been the sides most improved player.

With Premier League clubs linked with a move in January, the midfielder has been rewarded with a new three and a half year deal.

Howe told afcb.co.uk...

"We want to build a squad of talented players with the right attitude to take the club forward, Everything we do is with that intention and Eunan certainly fits the bill...'

'...Eunan has been outstanding, he really has. He has adapted to the demands of a higher league and taken it in his stride, Before I came back (October 2012), I always knew Eunan was a good player. I had seen him play a few times for Torquay and was impressed.

"I didn`t know quite how good he was until I started to work with him day in day out on the training pitch.

"He`s continued to get better and that`s his main strength - he`s adapted to whatever demands have been placed upon him...'


AFCB Vital Travel Coaches

Once again 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




Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:DJ
Date:Wednesday March 12 2014
Time: 8:24AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Sylvain Distin Released Along with Five Others

AFCB have announced that 6 players who's contracts expire at the end of the season are set to be released

When Does 2016/17 Start For Bournemouth (23/5/16)

With the curtain fully drawn on the 2015/16 season and only the Championship Play Off Final to go to complete next year's top flight teams, here's when the new season...

Possible League Changes For Bournemouth?

The Football League have confirmed that member clubs have received a 'discussion document' that details proposed major changes to the make up of the game in this country.

Blake: Cook has been a fundamental part of the team

AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake was pleased to extend Cherries defender Steve Cook's contract.

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 Francis31%
Matt Ritchie2%
Charlie Daniels10%
Andrew Surman26%
Steve Cook2%
Dan Gosling0%
Adam Smith2%
Joshua King12%
Artur Boruc2%
Marc Pugh2%
Junior Stanislas2%
Harry Arter5%
Benik Afobe1%
Callum Wilson3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Garbo206
2.kirsikka188
3.yesyescherry169
4.red_house167
5.northstandmark161
6.SlowDownDerek156
7.The Alchemist156
8.ErikthViking149
9.AFCBade126
10.cockbeard120