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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Tagged Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Blyth Spartans, Bournemouth, Brett Pitman, Chesterfield, Darren Currie, Droylsden, Everton, F.A. Cup, Ged Dalton, Gillingham, Jack Lester, Lee Richardson, Macclesfield, Premier League, Shrewsbury Town
Aldershot Town stunned Peter Taylor’s Wycombe by finally ending their unbeaten start to the season. Kirk Hudson put the Hampshire side 2-0 up, with two strikes in the first half. Angelo Balanta pulled one back with a powerful header before Daniel Hylton restored Aldershots two-goal advantage. Matty Phillips ensured a nail-biting finish with a thunderous effort, but the Shots fully deserved their three points.
Peter Taylor told the clubs website: “Nobody would have dreamt we would go 18 games unbeaten.
“I don’t think anyone is going to go 18 games unbeaten again, we’re certainly not, but we need to make sure we go on some good runs between now and the end of the season.”
Elsewhere on a day of headlines, Darren Anderton scored Bournemouth’s winner against Chester. It was a fairytale finish to the 36-year old’s career, and gave the south-coast side a 1-0 win.
Shrewsbury moved up to 2nd with a hard-fought win against 9-man Rotherham. The Millers went into the game on the back of a dreadful run, but played well until Drewe Broughton was sent-off for a second bookable offence. Then keeper David Stockdale was given a straight red for bringing down Kevin McIntyre, and Grant Holt slotted the penalty in.
The games at Darlington and Accrington were both called off due to the weather.
Saturday Dec 6 Results:
Aldershot 3-2 Wycombe
Bournemouth 1-0 Chester
Bradford 1-1 Dag & Red
Exeter 2-1 Lincoln City
Gillingham 2-1 Chesterfield
Luton 3-1 Barnet
Macclesfield 1-1 Bury
Notts County 1-Morecambe
Port Vale 2-1 Grimsby
Shrewsbury 1-0 Rotherham
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Tagged Accrington Stanley, Aldershot Town, Angelo Balanta, Bournemouth, Chester City, Daniel Hylton, Darlington, Darren Anderton, David Stockdale, Drewe Broughton, Grant Holt, Hampshire, Kevin McIntyre, Kirk Hudson, Matty Phillips, Peter Taylor, Rotherham United, Shrewsbury Town, Wycombe Wanderers
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
More misery for League 2 this weekend. In fact, the only League 2 club to make it through, were playing against a team from the same division!
Macclesfield beat Port Vale 3-1, with 2 goals from Francis Green handing them a home-tie against Premier League Everton in the Third Round draw.
Notts County face a replay, after being held by Kettering, as do Bournemouth, who were frustrated by Blyth Spartans. Bradford lost at home to League 1 Leyton Orient 2-1, and Dag & Red put up a good fight away to high-flying Leicester City, going down 3-2 in the end.
But the big story was our very own ‘invincibles’. Can’t lose in League 1, but put them on a sloped pitch against a team three divisions below them and they lose! Eastwood Town humbled the mighty Wycombe 2-0, and sent themselves through to the Third Round.
Forest Green beat Rochdale 2-0, to send another League 2 club on form out of the competition. And Brentford who comfortably sit in the top-half of League 2 were beaten by Conference strugglers Barrow.
F.A. Cup Second Round Results:
Friday Nov 28:
Barrow 2-1 Brentford
Port Vale 1-3 Macclesfield
Saturday Nov 29:
Bournemouth 0-0 Blyth Spartans
Bradford 1-2 Leyton Orient
Eastwood Town 2-0 Wycombe
Fleetwood Town 2-3 Hartlepool
Forest Green 2-0 Rochdale
Gillingham 0-0 Stockport
Grays Athletic 0-2 Carlisle
Kidderminster 2-0 Curzon Ashton
Leicester 3-2 Dag & Red
Millwall 3-0 Aldershot
Peterborough 0-0 Tranmere
Scunthorpe 4-0 Alfreton Town
Southend 3-1 Luton
Torquay 2-0 Oxford Utd
Sunday Nov 30:
Histon 1-0 Leeds
Notts County 1-1 Kettering
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Tagged Barrow, Blyth Spartans, Bournemouth, Bradford City, Brentford, Dag & Red, Eastwood Town, Everton, Forest Green, Francis Green, Kettering, Leicester City, Leyton Orient, Macclesfield Town, Notts County, Port Vale, Premier League, Rochdale, Wycombe Wanderers
Grimsby take on Bournemouth tonight in a key match at the bottom of the table. After Grimsby’s win at Bury last weekend, Bournemouth really need a win to start closing that gap again.
Elsewhere, Brentford take on Darlington, looking to end the Quakers 11-match unbeaten run in the league.
Friday Nov 21:
Grimsby v Bournemouth, 19:45
Saturday Nov 22 (15:00 kickoffs):
Barnet v Macclesfield
Brentford v Darlington
Bury v Gillingham
Chesterfield v Accrington
Chester v Aldershot
Dag & Red v Notts County
Lincoln v Shrewsbury
Morecambe v Exeter
Rochdale v Luton
Rotherham v Bradford
Wycombe v Port Vale
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