Date: 7th November 2020 at 6:55pm
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AFC Bournemouth travelled to Birmingham for a second time this season having previously faced the temporary tenents of Coventry City at St Andrew’s dispatching them 3-1, this time around it was the landlords Birmingham, different team, same outcome.

AFC Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall in the absence of captain Steve Cook, who was serving a suspension, reverted to a back four. Out of form, Joshua King was dropped to the bench in favour of a front three of David Brooks, Arnaut Danjuma and Dominic Solanke.

The Cherries ran out comfortable 3-1 winners, with Brooks bagging a brace, Danjuma scoring the opener and Solanke hitting the woodwork.

After the match, Tindall told the Daily Echo

“…I felt we were excellent, especially first half. I felt we created a number of chances, we scored three good goals but we created some really good moments and opportunities to have really scored a couple more goals…”

“…The team spirit, the attitude and the level of performance that we’ve delivered in quite a few games so far I’ve been very pleased with.

“I do believe the team is going to continue to get better and today was a real promising performance for the future.”

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Written by SlowDownDerek

AFC Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall has been criticised a lot recently and although I think some of it is over the top, he definitely deserves a lot of it.

What’s pleasing however is his apparent ability to change things and put them right. Other than against Wednesday (and even arguably in that game too) we have responded well to poor first halves and dominated second halves. Today we dominated the whole game. Possibly our best performance of the season as a reaction to our worst is exactly what we all wanted.

I personally don’t think there’s no place for three at the back but it should not be played against anyone outside the top teams. He’s showed a willingness to change and that is arguably the best thing to come out of today.

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thegazzyb wrote…

Not sure if it was the formation or the effort but we just found it a lot easier to get the ball into dangerous areas and create goal-scoring opportunities today.
Three good goals could easily have been a couple more and a clear penalty also not given. We weren’t totally convincing defensively but Steve Cook is a big miss so overall I agree, we should be happy.

For those asking for Tindall’s head, look, he is not stubborn, he changed things around and got a decent tune out of this talented squad!

My only concern is that previously before the international break our players also gave a 100% performance. Could it be that when there is no nice recovery period in the offing they are reluctant to exhaust themselves and give their all? Just a theory, no lack of effort today and happy with JT’s and the team’s performance. – Join the conversation, click here.

 
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