Petty, pathetic and childish could all be words to describe my feelings for the AFC Bournemouth departed class of 2011. But, the reason is simple, they have left the club I love, supposedly for greater glory.
But, in all cases, I am struggling to see past the pound signs. Not one of them has gone to a club in a higher division, at least Pitman, McQuoid and even Eddie Howe had the decency to step up a division. Admittedly, all have gone to a club with bigger potential, bigger fan bases and of course bigger wages. But, why not stay at a club where they could have become part of a bigger and better squad that would have surely been looking at promotion?
While they are not excused from the TFTSE hit list, at least Hollands and Robinson didn’t make any overtures about wanting to play at a higher level et al Mr Rhoys Wiggins. We look forward to 3rd March 2012 where he will be getting an especially warm welcome.