Date: 20th December 2020 at 1:04pm
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AFC Bournemouth travelled to Luton Town off the back of back-to-back victories and four consecutive clean sheets. A fifth would be the longest run the club has had without conceding a goal in almost 30 years.

Tindall opted to make no changes from the side that defeated Huddersfield Town 5-0 at Dean Court last time out.

After the match, AFC Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall told the Daily Echo

“Obviously we came here to get three points. That was our aim before the game and it’s a difficult place to come.

“The pitch is probably the worst we’ve played on this season and it wasn’t ideal and they make it very difficult for the opposition.

“As we’ve seen, they’re a good side at home. They’ve had some really good results against some strong sides so to come here and keep another clean sheet, that’s five on the bounce. I’m delighted with that.

“Although we wanted more, we’ll take the point, we dust ourselves down and we move on.”

“Would I have liked to have created more chances and scored goals and been more of an attacking threat here today? Yeah, for sure, most definitely.

Written by Waz afcb

That was a horrible watch. At least we got a point I guess. Asmir Begovic to thank again.
What is obvious is that we need an attacking left full-back/wing-back. Both Lloyd Kelly and Diego Rico can’t do it. Not sure what Jefferson Lerma offered today.
player ratings
-Begovic- 10- genuinely don’t believe he put a foot wrong. Everything he had to do he did perfectly.
-Smith- 5- offered nothing going forward. Okay at the back.
-Cook-5- dodgy at times, solid enough at others.
-Simpson-6- as above. Gets an extra point for a point saving interception at the end.
-Kelly-7- decent when moved to centre back. Not an attacking full-back.
-L Cook- 6- solid enough, didn’t do a lot on the ball but some very good defensive work.
-Billing- 4- just a bit crap really.
-Jeff- 3- I’m going to get slammed here (I don’t care) but I’ve never seen a 20m midfielder who contributes so little. He runs around a bit but rarely actually wins the ball, often seems a yard off the pace. Doesn’t create anything and just slows the game down. Seems like a really nice guy but what does he actually offer on the pitch?
-Brooks- 2- a bit generous really. Did he find a teammate even once with a pass?
-Stanislas- 4- his free kicks are starting to really annoy me now.
-Solanke- 3- was incredibly poor but spent a lot of the game completely isolated.
Jason Tindall- 2- got it completely wrong in my opinion. There was absolutely no one to run beyond the Luton defence in that line-up. You had three creative players up top who like to drop into pockets but who exactly are they supposed to create for? Tried to rectify by being Surridge on but the game was so scrappy by that point it was too late. Line up cost us the opportunity of an extra 2 points in my opinion.

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Fox27 wrote…

Away point, clean sheet, crap pitch, slagging off players because they were isolated, provided no service, Jeff not good enough for Premier League or us but apparently good enough for Columbia and a World Cup.

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