I was very much service as usual for Cherries with chances being created but not taken and plenty of pretty approach play without any product. The stats of the season show that we are defensively strong but generally ineffective up front. Without Warren Feeney, again injured and also it appears, on his way our of Dean Court in the closed season, probably to Stockport themselves, the Northern Ireland connection being the catalyst, we lack pace to worry any defence. Steve Fletcher's powers appear to be on the downward slope and "Deadly" Derek Holmes anything but. The midfield isn't scoring and we are in danger of becoming stale with the lack of new blood.
The Assistant Managers position, I think is the key. Some new impetus and ideas are required if we are not to start slipping backwards. It is not to say that the season has been bad, it hasn't, but it had the potential to be so much more. Having said that however, if we had been offered 9th place before the season started I would have thought that the vast majority would have grabbed with both hands. It will be interesting to see the transfer activity in the closed season and hope that the youth development shows some output.
As you can witness, I am writing about anything except the match, which is just as well as there is a page to fill. Stockport came for the draw, Bournemouth were unable or uninterested in breaking them down and apart from a smart save from Spencer in the Stockport goal when stock got free in the area, there was little to talk about.
AFCB: Moss, Young, Fletcher C, Broadhurst, Cummings; Elliott, Stock, Browning, O'Connor; Holmes, Hayter.
Subs: Buxton, Purches, Scriven, Tindall, Maher
Phil Henstridge, Warwickshire