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Grabban: I enjoyed my time at Bournemouth

Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban has spoken about how much he enjoyed his time on the south coast with AFC Bournemouth.

Grabban agreed to join the Cherries on 31st May 2012 from League Two side Rotherham United.

Grabban had spent just one season with Rotherham after moving from Brentford. He scored 18 goals in League Two making him the joint top goalscorer for the 2011/12 season.

During his first season with the Cherries he scored 13 goals in 47 appearances as AFC Bournemouth won promotion from League One.

After scoring just once in his opening 11 appearances, he scored his next 12 goals over 22 games before failing to score over the final 14 fixtures.

During the Cherries Championship season of 2013/14, Grabban became the clubs leading scorer in the second tier of English football scoring 22 goals.

His eventual departure seemed imminent as in January 2014 he held talks with Brighton & Hove Albion, after they triggered a 1.1million release clause.

The Cherries convinced him to stay with a new contract, which appeared to include a new release clause in the region of 3million.

Cardiff City were the first team to trigger the new clause, but Grabban opted to move to Norwich instead, ending his association with the Cherries.

Grabban told the Daily Echo...

"I enjoyed every moment of my time at Bournemouth. It was a good time in their history and I was glad to be a part of their accomplishments.

"There were a lot of highlights. Winning promotion was special as was setting a club record for the highest second-tier finish.

"Early on last season we got beaten quite heavily by a few teams but by the time we played them for the second time, we were much better.

"The improvement the squad made was a highlight and the general journey over the last two years was great to be a part of."


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Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 12 2014

Time: 7:51AM

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Grabban's goal tally was slight flattered by our formation and acting as penalty taker. Bournemouth may be his peak year unless Norwich serve him the same setups to score. We shall see, but 3m to buy new blood is fine by me.
RedFlash
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12/06/2014 08:17:00

...the money is good for us....Grabban is not the complete striker yet....hopefully Howe can find a diamond to polish up!
Garbo
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12/06/2014 08:28:00

I AGREE with both comments above. . . He missed a lot of sitters
RED LETTER DAY
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12/06/2014 10:34:00

If you think 20 goal a season strikers grow on trees at this level I am afraid you are going to be sorely disappointed!
AFCB_REPUBLICAN
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12/06/2014 22:29:00

Its a good deal for us...time to move on...Served us well but tbf he misses too many sitters. In Eddie we trust!!!!
J.Maynard
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13/06/2014 10:07:00

 

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