AFC BOURNEMOUTH: WHO SHOULD STAY AND WHO SHOULD GO PT2

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TFTSE has taken a look at the current squad and decided who should stay and who should go. This is part two which looks at the midfield and the current strikeforce. (If we have missed anyone out, it’s because they shouldn’t be in the team).

MIDFIELDERS

MARC PUGH
We want him to stay, but ultimately that is up to him. Is he good enough for the Championship? Yes, but only after another season at Dean Court. Skilful, direct and one great trick, the man needs to stay and fulfil his and our ambition to get to the promised land.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

SHAUN COOPER
A difficult choice this one, we like Cooper, but we are still not totally convinced that he is as good as he should be. If fully fit, he will do well in League One, but we don’t think he is cut out for the Championship, so he can stay for the moment.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

STEVEN GREGORY
Something of a stop/start season for Gregory, just when it looked like he was getting to grips with League One he got injured and has struggled to get back in the side. He is one of those players whose hard work goes unnoticed, he can pass the ball and has a decent strike from distance. He is only going to get better.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

SHAUN MACDONALD
Showed a lot of promise but was another player who got injured when he was starting to look good. Has been inconsistent since getting back in the team but undoubtedly has a lot of talent. With the right manager and guidance he will be a great asset for the Cherries
STAY OR GO:
STAY

HARRY ARTER
Not convinced by Mr Arter at all. His temperament is suspect and he gets booked far too often. He is poor in the tackle and gives the ball away far too often. He can play a great ball but he doesn’t do it often enough. It’s either Arter or McDermott and we think McDermott is better.
STAY OR GO:
GO

JOE PARTINGTON
Another player who looks good when he does play but keeps getting injured. He hasn’t shown his true colours and it might be time for him to move on and find another club, get some experience and come back in a couple of years if he fulfils his promise.
STAY OR GO:
GO

WES FOGDEN
A busy, busy player who puts in 110% effort.  He is not the most skilful but as he gives everything, he has to stay.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

DONAL MCDERMOTT
He has the potential to be a great player and on his day can be excellent, intelligent and forward-thinking, something that can’t be said about his personal life. He needs to be managed well and his true talent should shine through.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

MARK MOLESLEY
A great player when fully fit, but he has never been the same since his injury and he is not getting any younger. We would love him to come back and succeed, but it’s time for him to find another club
STAY OR GO:
GO

STRIKERS

STEVE FLETCHER
The man is a legend at AFC Bournemouth and he is playing as well as he has ever done.  He may be getting on a bit, but he still has a part to play if only from the bench. He will retire at the end of next season after helping us get into the Championship.
STAY OR GO:
STAY OF COURSE

MATT TUBBS
He has to stay, after spending £800,000 on him he needs to prove himself. If we tried to sell him we would get nowhere near the money we paid for him. Let’s hope he proves his is a goal machine and scores 20+ in 2012/13.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

WES THOMAS
Our best striker this season and he was free. He has lacked in confidence in front of goal in the latter half of the season, but he is still getting in the right positions to score goals and they will come again. Expect to see him put away 20 goals next season.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

CHARLIE SHERINGHAM
It’s hard to make a real judgement on Ted’s son, but he is a player who knows where the net is and we are sure he will score goals once he gets a run in the team.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

LYLE TAYLOR
He’s been at Bournemouth for three? season’s and he has done very little. It is time for him to move on and give one of the younger players a chance ie Mr Moth. We won’t be sorry to see the back of him.
STAY OR GO:
GO

JAYDEN STOCKELY
The boy has plenty of potential and is still learning and even if he doesn’t get in the first team on a regular basis he can always be sent out on loan to help make him a better player. Big Fletch should take him under his wing and nurture him, ready for when Supa retires.
STAY OR GO:
STAY

MICHEAL SYMES
We liked Micheal Symes and thought he would have a lot to offer this season. But he never really made the impression he should have, moaned about his contract and was keen to stay when more money was available. We hope he doesn’t come back from his loan because we can do better.
STAY OR GO:
GO

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