Archive for Steve Cotterill

PREVIEW:Notts County (Away) 15/03

Posted in Bournemouth Blog with tags , , , , on March 14, 2010 by hoare89

By Joshua Hoare

A Former Cherries favourite will be looking to get one over his former side, when Bournemouth travel to Meadow lane tomorrow evening. The current Notts County boss Steve Cotterill made over forty-five appearances, scoring fifth teen goals during a three year stint at Dean Court (1993-1996) and has taken his resurgent County side to fourth in the table, just three points behind the Cherries.

Former Cherry: Notts County boss Steve Cotterill scored 15 goals for Bournemouth

All eyes will be on the televised match tomorrow evening as two former teammates battle it out for the automatic promotion spots. Both sides will be happy with how Saturday’s results in League Two went as both Bury (2nd) and Chesterfield (5th) lost respectively.

However Cherries boss Eddie Howe, who played with Cotterill during the 90s says the team must concentrate on their own performances: ‘It didn’t matter what the results were like yesterday, as Monday’s game was always going to be huge. For me, I don’t look too much at the table or how other teams fared; I would rather just concentrate on ourselves.’

The Cherries’ form has been rather erratic in recent weeks, with the side picking up just nine points from a possible eighteen, but the extended nine day break since the home win against Morecambe has given the side a chance to get players fit again. Howe admitted the team have enjoyed the time off after a gruelling fixture list, which saw his side play eight games in twenty one days. “We’ve had a good week, with extra time for certain players to get over a few knocks. There are a lot of lads who have played most minutes of most games, so there are some weary bodies, but the rest has come very handy indeed.”

It will certainly be an intriguing encounter between two former pals, and the game could pave the way for one side to take a stranglehold on the one of the three automatic places.

Tomorrow evening’s match kicks off at 7.45pm and is live on Sky Sports 1

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All Time Legend Feature #3: Wade Elliott

Posted in Bournemouth Blog with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2010 by hoare89

By Joshua Hoare

There a few players that play their entire footballing careers in the lower divisions, before eventually stepping up to have a crack in the premiership. Nicky Shorey (now of Fulham) springs to mind, when you consider he played in all four divisions for Reading.

But a certain Right winger known by the name as Wade, has challenged that theor. Elliot was spotted playing for Bashley, near Southampton by a former Bournemouth player Jimmy Case. He was at university studying and was playing non league football. He was offered a trial, and instantly impressed, prompting the Cherries to sign him for £5,000 what a snip!

Wing Play: Wade Elliott got the fans off their seats

He would soon go on to make 220 appearances for Bournemouth, scoring 31 goals. In his first full season at the club, he won the player of the year award. But due to financial difficulty, it was proving impossible for the Cherries to tie their players down to long term deals and once interest from Championship side Burnley became concrete, Wade joined at the end of the 2004-05 season.

Significantly, it was an FA Cup match, where Bournemouth actually played Burnley that sprung Turf Moor boss Steve Cotterill to sign the winger.

Wade’s world has changed dramtically since his Bournemouth days, he is now playing regulary in Premiership for Burnley and has amassed over 195 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals.

But it was his wonder goal in the Play off final last year that beat Sheffield United 1-0 to promote Burnley to the top tier of English football for the first time since 1976!

Bournemouth Legend Rating:  7/10

The £60m goal that promoted Burnley and changed Elliott’s career: