Management Isn't All Plain Sailing

Last updated : 28 January 2011 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

On the field, messers Bradbury and Fletcher have had a great start (results wise), but it isn't all plain sailing as the management duo are now finding out, especially when it comes to picking and choosing the starting 11.

Quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Bradbury is quoted as saying: "Everyone I have spoken to says the worst part of the job is deciding who to leave out and making decisions about players’ careers. I don’t take it lightly and there is a lot of reasoning behind it. A lot of thought goes into it and I make a decision based on what I think will be best for the team against whoever we are playing. It will be different people for different games and how they react is the main thing for me. I want people to react positively because I want competition for places. It is not until you get on the other side of the fence that you appreciate just how much of a squad game it is. I know it doesn’t feel like that when you are left out. I know it is difficult and nothing I say will make it better. I have been in this situation myself over the past year and it is not easy. Believe me, it is even harder telling lads they are not in the team or the squad. You don’t want unhappy people around the place. You want everyone to remain positive and together. We need to keep everybody pulling in the same direction".