Date: 17th March 2006 at 10:23am
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Sean O’Driscoll has been looking ahead to tomorrow’s derby game.

The first league match to be played at Dean Court between the two sides is another six pointer for the Cherries.

The two sides are level on points and only seperated by a goal difference of six (in the Cherries favour). Both sides will be desperate to win with only a gap of two points to the relegation places.

Speaking to afcb.co.uk O’Driscoll said…

‘They’re all ‘must win’ games for us. We have to treat every game as more important than that last.

‘Neither side is doing particularly well at the moment, we’re at home and without building it up too much it is a must win game. If you build it up too much people can freeze and fail to perform.’

‘…There is a fine line and it’s different for every player. Some players can handle it, some need a bit of cajoling and with the experience they get better at it.’


With a big crowd expected (already over 7,500 tickets sold) the crowd will play its part in tomorrow’s game.

‘The way the league is going this will definitely be one of the most important games of our season. I’m sure there will be more important games to come. The support we’ve had this season has been fantastic. We need the backing and support from everyone and this is one game that if you can possibly get to, turn up as it’s always appreciated by the players.’

Speaking to the Daily Echo he added…

“It’s a big game for both teams so there is going to be a little bit of apprehension as well as excitement.

“…Derby games are usually passionate affairs and this will be no different with the added spice that if ever there is a must-win game in football then this is one of them.”