Eddie Howe is the football leagues youngest manager
Bournemouth’s young manager Eddie Howe has turned down the chance to manage Championship side Peterborough. The 31-year old and his assistant, Jason Tindall are attracting interest from higher clubs after the good work they have done since taking the Cherries reigns last January.
“It’s nice when people show an interest in you, it shows we are doing the right things,” Howe told BBC Radio Solent.
“I’m delighted to still be manager. My heart is here and I think everybody knows how much I love the club.”
Bournemouth sit top of League 2 after a storming start to the season, while Peterborough languish at the foot of the Championship after departing with Darren Ferguson by ‘mutual consent’.
So Blyth Spartans roll on in the F.A. Cup.
After dismissing Shrewsbury Town in the first round, they have squeezed past Bournemouth in the second. It took a replay, and a last minute goal, but now they are rewarded with a home tie against Blackburn Rovers, and who would bet against them causing the struggling Premier League side trouble?
The winner came from substitute Ged Dalton, who amazingly does not even train with the Spartans! But the game-changing moment was Brett Pitman’s straight red halfway through the second period. Either way, it’s the non-league side that are through to the third round.
And Chesterfield were frustrated again at Blue Square North side Droylsden. The Spireites were 2-0 up thanks to goals from Jack Lester and Darren Currie, but the game was sensationally abadoned for the second time, due to floodlight failure. And struggling manager Lee Richardson was, shall we say, less than impressed.
So the results leaves just three League 2 sides left in the competition. Chesterfield obviously still have a second round tie to get past, but Gillingham face Premier League side Aston Villa at home, while Macclesfield also face a team from the top-flight in Everton.
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Darren Anderton has announced his retirement from football. The Bournemouth midfielder, who has won 30 caps for England, will stop playing after Saturday’s game against Chester.
Anderton finished his career at Bournemouth
After 18 years in football, the 36-year old will have played 569 games in career that took him to Portsmouth, Tottenham, Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
It’s an interesting fact, considering Anderton’s nickname in football has always been ‘sicknote’.
“It’s a tough decision and Saturday will be a sad day,” he told the Bournemouth Echo.
“I’ve been lucky to come to Bournemouth and have really enjoyed it. It’s been a great way to finish my career.
“I was finding training hard work and rather than just slogging on and not enjoying it, I have made this decision.
“I would to thank all the supporters for the fantastic backing I have had since my first minute at the club.”
Anderton is perhaps best known for his goal for England in the 1998 World Cup, against Colombia. He also won the Carling Cup with Spurs in 1999.
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Tagged Birmingham City, Bournemouth, Carling Cup, Chester City, Colombia, Darren Anderton, England, Portsmouth, Spurs, Tottenham Hotspurs, Wolverhampton Wanderers, World Cup
An update on the loan moves happening over the last few days.
Forte has joined County for a month
Scunthorpe striker Jonathan Forte has joined Notts County on a month’s loan. The 22-year old will make his debut against Barnet on Saturday, with the hope of lifting the Magpie’s up the table.
Not Junior, but Abu Agogo has signed for Barnet on a month’s loan from Arsenal. The 19-year old defender will give Paul Fairclough options, after Joe Devera was sidelined for a month.
Elsewhere, Shrewsbury Town striker Michael Symes, 25, has joined Bournemouth for a month on loan. Shrews boss Paul Simpson told the club’s website: “We have a big squad and I felt that the opportunity for Michael to go and get a month out on loan at Bournemouth would do him the world of good.”
And Gylfi Sigurdsson has returned to Reading after the Royals turned down Shrewsbury’s request to keep him for a further month.
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Tagged Abu Agogo, Arsenal, Barnet, Bournemouth, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Joe Devera, Jonathan Forte, Michael Symes, Notts County, Paul Fairclough, Paul Simpson, Reading, Scunthorpe United, Shrewsbury Town