AFC Bournemouth travelled to Cardiff City on Wednesday night as one of only two clubs who remain undefeated in the second tier of English football, the other being table-topping Reading.
The Cherries remained undefeated following this away point but drop to fourth in the Championship league table.
The headline team news was that once again, despite remaining with AFC Bournemouth following the transfer window closing, Joshua King was not involved in the squad.
AFC Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall told the Daily Echo…
“We created a number of really good chances and I think on another night we score three or four goals,”
“I wasn’t pleased with the attacking performance against QPR. I felt we created nowhere near enough chances in that game and I was critical of our attacking performance at the weekend.
“It was something we spoke about and worked on in the week and I felt we came out tonight and delivered a much better attacking performance and created a number of really good chances.
“On another evening we score three or four goals and we come away with the three points.
“But we’ve got to take the positives. It’s another point. We’re six games unbeaten and we’ve just got to dust ourselves down now and look forward to the weekend.”
Man of the match against Cardiff
Jason Tindall gives his assessment after we picked up a point on the road this evening.
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Unfortunately without someone who can regularly stick the ball in the onion sack we won’t finish near the top 2. Dominic Solanke will average a goal every 4/5 games which isn’t enough and giving Sam Surridge 5 minutes at the end is pointless. Was surprised Jack Stacey didn’t take the shot when through on the right-hand side as we’ve already seen he can score. Should have won . Hit the woodwork and their goalkeeper made a worldly but we can’t keep saying ‘ should’ve won that’ if we seriously want to be at the top ahead of Brentford and Watford.
At £5million Ivan Toney for Brentford is looking like a steal. Shame we couldn’t have been scouting around for someone similar instead of waiting to see what happened to Joshua King and David Brooks. Having said that, if King can sort his head out he will tear this division up.
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I thought it was very reassuring that this system seems to be able to accommodate two in the middle based on last night, the fluidity of the front three meant that there were always options. Junior Stanislas in particular was very good at picking up spaces I thought. – Join the conversation, click here.