Groves/Brooks Not Given Enough Time

Last updated : 05 October 2012 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

With Groves and Brooks out of the way, first team coach Dennis Rofe has been asked to prepare the squad for the away day trip to face Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena at the weekend.

Rofe has also been speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, and is quoted as saying about their pairs departure: "It has been a sad week for the club. We are in a results-driven industry, which we are all aware of when we come into the game, but I would like to pay tribute to the work Paul and Shaun did. They had a difficult job from the start. Results have not been what we would have wanted and we realise that. But their job was made more difficult by one or two outside factors. They worked tirelessly for the club and I would like to thank them. In the early part of the season, there was a lot of hype and talk about the financial input. I think people need to park that a little. I think everybody was of the opinion that we would be in the top two but football is never that simple. Things take time to gel and, unfortunately, Paul and Shaun were not given that time. But I am certain some of the work they did will benefit this club in the long run".