Pick Of The Cherries - 9th Feb, 2004
Plans are underway for a 2000 seater (fourth) stand to be in place at Dean Court for start of next season. The club needs to find around £50k to do it. Looking at the economics of it, it could be built and filled just three times in the first season to pay for itself.
Claus Jorgensen arrives (from Coventry City) on a one-month loan basis apparently desperate for first team football.
Jason Tindall has resumed training after recovering from his knee troubles.
The AFCB squad will be at St Mary’s tonight to watch Bayern Munich as part of an initiative to enhance excellence within the squad.
The injury crisis ids reported to be easing and hopefully the club can go through the week without picking up any more injuries and have around 19 to 20 players available for selection. Indeed Steve Purches and Shaun Maher are hoped to get a reserves run-out against Bristol Rovers tomorrow.
Matt Robinson hopes his performances at the club will be good enough to earn himself a contract at Dean Court.
The AFC Bournemouth Community Mutual hold their AGM at Dean Court this Friday evening.
Peter Phillips is seeking fans’ input in to the club’s ticketing policy and pricing for next season.
Jason Tindall played in the first half of yesterday’s 2-1 victory over Bristol Rovers Reserves, and doesn’t appear to have any adverse reaction.
Derek Holmes scored both goals in the game thereby doing himself no harm in pushing for a starting place against Wrexham this weekend, although the weather may dictate otherwise.
Triallists Matt Robinson and Jonathan Bewers are both said to have done well.
Sean O’Driscoll remains quiet on talk of an assistant.
Jimmy Glass is reported in the NLP to have had an approach from AFC Bournemouth, but the Echo says the search for a back-up goalkeeper is on hold. Alan Connell is due a scan on his knee today.
Steve Purches has a training session today to see if he will be fit enough for the weekend game.
Former favourite Eddie Howe is set to play his first full game for 18 months this coming week for Portsmouth Reserves against their Nottingham Forest counterparts.
The Wrexham postponement gives further time for the injury victims to recuperate, Shaun Maher, Jason Tindall, Derek Holmes and Stephen Purches to name a few. Alan Connell has also been given the all clear and could be back in contention soon.
Joe Roach is acting as Sean O’Driscoll’s assistant until a permanent appointment is made.
Sean O’Driscoll thinks it unlikely that the Nationwide League Chairmen will want to introduce a winter break.
The Wrexham game has been re-arranged for 24 February. One player who won’t be involved will be Claus Jorgensen as his loan spell ends on 22 February.
Aston Villa defender Jonathan Bewers will get a second chance to prove himself, but the club has ruled against taking striker Matt Robinson at this time.
A friendly against Southern League (Western Division) side Team Bath has been arranged for tomorrow (fit first team members are likely to get a run-out) but the Echo neglects to tell us where.