AFC BOURNEMOUTH: WHO SHOULD STAY AND WHO SHOULD GO PT1

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The AFC Bournemouth squad grew out of control with Lee Bradbury buying up anyone with a  bit of potential . At one point we nearly had 40 players, or did we, in the squad, which is ridiculous. The current squad needs to be trimmed down to a more manageable size, around 25/26 which means a player cull should be on the cards. TFTSE has taken a look at the current squad and decided who should stay and who should go. (If we have missed anyone out, it’s because they shouldn’t be in the team).

THE CHAIRMAN
EDDIE MITCHELL
This is simple, he should do whatever he wants, stay or go. He’s the chairman and he will decide what he wants to do. Personally, we think he is an idiot with a lack of intelligence, but it’s his money (probably) and as we have said before it’s not a democracy, we don’t get to choose.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

THE MANAGER

PAUL GROVES
It is hard to judge the man on a small selection of performances, but we said that about Bradbury and look what happened there. He is not the man for the job (won 1 in 8??) and if Mr Mitchell wants to protect his investment he needs to step out of his comfort zone and invest some cash in a manager outside of the club, instead of investing in outside the ground.
STAY OR GO:
STAY, BUT NOT AS MANAGER

GOALKEEPERS

DARYLL FLAHAVAN
The ‘tiny’ goalkeeper has got a lot of stick for being short and at 5’11” he is not big for a goalkeeper, but he has been consistent and hardly lets in a shed load of goals every time he takes to the pitch. If he was 6’ 3” and performed the same as he has all season, the same points about his ability would still apply.
STAY OR GO:
STAY, AND WILL PROBABLY START SEASON AS NO.1

SHWAN JALAL
The ‘tall one’ has been a very consistent performer when playing and we desperately wanted him back in goal for the current season. However, his reluctance to sign a new contract cost him dearly and when he did get an opportunity in goal he managed to let in six. Still a great keeper and stands a very good chance of being number one again.
STAY OR GO:
STAY, AND HOPE HE GETS BACK TO HIS BEST

DEFENDERS

ADAM BARRET
Never been totally convinced by Barrett he is slow and is often caught out of position, exposing the other defenders. However, he is a leader and has experience. He will struggle to get  back in the team, unless Steve Cook is off to prison.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

STEPHEN PURCHES
A difficult choice, we like Mr Purches and still think he has something to offer, but it all depends on how he recovers from his broken leg.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

WARREN CUMMINGS
The time has finally come for long-serving clown Mr Cummings. He is not good enough for League One and wouldn’t get in the side unless we were desperate, so it’s finally goodbye to Mr Cummings
STAY OR GO:
GO

MILES ADDISON
He is big and broad, but he is slow, unconvincing and we have better defenders. He won’t need to go as he is only on loan, but we suggest that the new manager doesn’t sign him. He has been let go by Derby County which suggests he is not god enough for the Championship.
STAY OR GO:
GO

STEVE COOK
The answer is simple, stay, but this decision may well be out of his hands, depending on the outcome of his court case. If he stays a free man then he should definitely be here next season. A consistent performer with plenty of potential.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

CHARLIE DANIELS
A potentially wonderful player, but he has rarely shown how good he can be. On the premise that next season the new manager will get the best out of him then we look forward to seeing him on the left.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

SIMON FRANCIS
One of the most consistent performers this season, his performance levels rarely drop and he is a stonewall certainty for the right-back position in our opinion. Puts in great crosses time after time and rarely makes a mistake.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

MATHEIU BAUDRY
Never understood why he didn’t get in the team more often, always performed well when called upon. Hope he doesn’t make his loan move permanent.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

SCOTT MALONE
Speedy, adaptable and skilful and has the potential to go on to be a great player at AFC Bournemouth and beyond. Excusing his shit hair, he is direct, quick and makes things happens. He will be great at left back of left midfield.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

STEPHAN ZUBAR
How this man does not get in the team ahead of Addison is beyond us. He is quick and has Championship experience, the sort of defender we need in the team. He should stay and be made a first-team regular.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

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