Date: 10th May 2017 at 5:48pm
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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has stated that he would rather see his players air their grievances behind closed doors.

The Cherries manager made the comments following the Stoke City game, which unusually saw AFC Bournemouth players have very visual disagreements.

During the first half both Adam Smith and Steve Cook were having an apparent disagreement that required Simon Francis to separate them, seconds later the Cherries conceded the opener.

During the second half Artur Boruc and Harry Arter also had words, which escalated to needing other players to get involved.

Howe told the Daily Echo

“I like to see that passion, drive and motivation to win. I think if you don`t have that conflict, you have nothing.

“Having leaders in your team who are prepared to fight their corner is very powerful.

“Ideally, I wouldn`t want it in public view where everyone else sees it and would much rather it took place behind closed doors.

But, sometimes, it is that important and it is during the game.

Your Say…

Lord Snooty wrote…

Players arguing

Well do you think it’s ok or not chums?
In the first half Steve Cook and Adam Smith were having a right barney before a corner.
In the second half it was Artur vs Arter.
Mind you I rather thought Boruc had a point as Harold seemed more intent on commenting to Francis for a blunder than running out and defending a possible shot.
Have to say there was vehemence in those arguments.

I rather like the fact it embodies the passion of our players and their desire to win….and yet it can look a tad embarrassing?
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