Date: 10th January 2021 at 10:34am
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As expected AFC Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall made numerous changes for the FA Cup third-round tie against lower league Oldham Athletic.

The big news in the days prior to the game was Mark Travers loan move to Swindon Town, which opened up a place for Will Dennis to make his debut for the Cherries in goal with Asmir Begovic rested.

However, if anyone thought JT would name a fully inexperienced team then they would be mistaken, with an attacking three of David Brooks, Rodrigo Riquelme and Joshua King leading the line.

They were supported in midfield by experienced duo Dan Gosling and Philip Billing.

In defence, it was another debut, in the form of United States of America and Tottenham Hotspur central defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.

After the match, Tindall told the Daily Echo

“We weren’t good enough in the first half, I felt we were way below our standards, way below the expectations we set ourselves, hence the tactical change at half-time.

“I felt we came out second half and we were much, much better. Controlled the second half, scored three good goals in the second half and should’ve scored probably another two or three more goals.

“Certainly way below my expectations as a team and I’m sure from the expectations of the individuals in the first half. But much better second half.”

Man of the match against Oldham

Carter-Vickers

Carter-Vickers

Stacey

Stacey

King

King

Someone else

Someone else

Written by Audenshaw Cherry

Positives:

We won
Four goals
Great to have Jack Stacey back and he looked ok
Cameron Carter-Vickers looked very comfortable
King must have added to is price, if he is going
Dennis, Zemura, Kilkenny and Roro looked ok
I thought Anthony looked particularly sharp when he came on

Other:
Poor first half again
Gozzer was all at sea
Brooks mixed
Billing ducked out of a lot of 50/50s

Onward to the next round

Your say…

northstandmark wrote…

Zemura at wing-back looks tasty.
CCV looked ok, will be an option. Simpson ok.
Good to get Stacey some minutes. Guessing Smith starts on Tuesday but Stacey will be needed.
Good for Roro and Brooks to get goals, in and out of the game.
King in the shop window, also in and out.

Topfarrier wrote…

Carter-Vicker’s not in competition with Simpson to be fair…..As a right-sided Centre Back he’s vying for a spot ahead of Chris Mepham or Steve Cook…..a tough ask, unless we play with a 3…….. it wasn’t so much that CCV did anything stupendous but rather the fact that he was so solid…..didn’t put a foot wrong………I really don’t get the criticism of Simpson either….no one on here ever mentions the good things he does……just one of those players. – Join the conversation, click here.

 
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