Date: 4th November 2020 at 9:15am
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AFC Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall made numerous changes to the side for the trip to Sheffield Wednesday, in came Joshua King to lead the attack with Danjuma and David Brooks in support. Jefferson Lerma returned to the centre of midfield alongside Dan Gosling. Adam Smith reverted to right wing-back with Diego Rico at left-wing back.

The game was decided with a dubious penalty and red card for Steve Cook. After the match, Tindall told Sky Sports

“It’s really disappointing. I felt there was one team fighting for their lives tonight and there was another team that turned up and thought that their ability would be good enough to win the game.

“I think that’s the lesson we’ve got to learn from tonight. We’ve got to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Man of the match against Wednesday?

Danjuma

Danjuma

Mepham

Mepham

Lerma

Lerma

Someone else

Someone else

Written by Toronto John

That was beyond horrible. Have seen this movie too often in the past couple of seasons. Completely AFC Bournemouth flaccid against a team with much less talent but much more effort. Reminded me of:
> two seasons ago, after 20 points in 10 game start, steady decline and ineffectiveness.
> last year against 10 men Crystal Palace, not a clue on the attacking end.

After starting very enthusiastic about the Championship, today was a great advert for why most North Americans don’t like “soccer”.

Written by northstandmark

Its been going downhill since the great Coventry performance. Not been at all enjoyable to watch.

You can say what you like about shape or the penalty, but more fundamentally these players have no zip, aggression, drive at the moment. Wednesday first to everything tonight and they’re a team on a bad recent run, in a bad spot as a club, with a manager nobody there seems to like. Yet they looked far more motivated. Why?

Wednesday also did the basics. Fewer passes astray in midfield (although far from perfect themselves) and when set-pieces came along they actually looked vaguely threatening from them. We can’t string passes together and our corners are largely a joke. Why?

Put the basics right, and then the technical stuff can follow.

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red_house wrote…

I’m trying to think of some positives, unfortunately, none of it relates to us. Garry Monk is no mug, Wednesday are a mid-table championship team of scrappers who at least have some spirit and I hope for the sake of their fans they survive and I expect they will.

There appears to be a complete lack of continuity with us. I applaud JT’s use of rotation but tonight no one knew where anyone else was on the pitch. He’s rotating more than Eddie and I get it with the fixtures coming thick and fast but something (everything) is getting lost in translation. They looked like a team of strangers tonight. – Join the conversation, click here.

 
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