Pick Of The Cherries - 14 December 2002

Last updated : 14 December 2002 By Mick Robins
15 November
Brian McGovern has been invited to train with AFCB next week.

Howard Goddard is convinced that AFCB won’t be a victim of giant killing ahead of tomorrow’s cup clash with Doncaster Rovers. Goddard is currently Manager of Andover.

16 November
Another player to come along for training is Kevin Gill. The 19 year old could feature in the midweek Reserve clash at Millwall. The player was once in the AFCB School of excellence and has been with Swanage Town & Herston, Wimborne Town and (this season has 17 goals at) Lymington & New Milton. However, it is unlikely that he would join, as there is currently an embargo that could remain until the end of the season according to Chairman Peter Phillips.

18 November
The Cherries await results of warren Feeney’s ankle injury.

Victory over Doncaster Rovers sees a trip to the seaside as a reward, with a second round trip to either Southend United or (ahem) Hartlepool United.

19 November
Alan Connell has an operation tomorrow at Oswestry.

Chukki Eribenne’s loan spell at Hereford United has finished.

Tom Ridley and Peter Kingman (both 16) are promoted to the Reserves squad.

21 November
Kevin Gill scores in the 1-1 draw at Millwall.

Warren Feeney is likely to be out until Christmas following lateral ligament damage to his left ankle.

22 November
Stanley Cohen, the club Honorary President, and club’s main creditor – to the tune of £1.5m according to the Echo – has no plans to pull the plug on the Cherries.

23 November
Alan Connell’s operation to rebuild his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee was apparently successful and he can begin rehabilitation work at the start of next month.

25 November
The players helped pay for the overnight stop at Basildon, and although it took some six hours to get there, the players were refreshed and able to get up in their own time rather than rushing to Dean Court for an early Saturday morning start.

30 November
Brian Stock is hoping to be in contention for a reserve team place next week following his appendix operation. He admits to being frustrated about the length of time it is taking to recover.

Danny Bloomfield has moved closer to home (after admitting being homesick) and is seeking a contract with Cambridge City.

Dean Court could be hosting a week long religious festival next July.

The club AGM is scheduled for 21 December. It is hoped the legal and financial aspects of Cherryshare will be completed soon, so that the formal offer and share issue can then proceed.

11 December
Shaun Maher is confirmed as having a cruciate ligament injury and after an operation today is definitely ruled out for the rest of the season.

12 December
O’Driscoll faces a difficult decision over who to nominate for the goal keeping jersey in the upcoming cup replay against Southend United.

Brian Stock, Jason Tindall, Warren Feeney, Derek Holmes and Chukki Eribenne all returned from illness and or injury in yesterday’s behind closed doors friendly at Portsmouth (losing 0-4 incidentally). Portsmouth included Richard Hughes and Jamie Vincent in their line-up.

14 December
AFC Bournemouth have been drawn at home to Bristol City in the Southern Area Semi-Final of the LDV Vans Trophy.