Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe on record sale of Lewis Grabban to Norwich City

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.

Thursday, June 5, 2014
2:44 PM

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is happy with the club’s return on investment after the club’s record sale of striker Lewis Grabban to Norwich City.

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Howe told the club’s official website: “We’ve been aware that there has been a lot of interest in Grabs and obviously with the clause in his contract we were aware that we were going to lose him at some point this summer.

“It is a huge amount of money, especially when you take into account the investment that was made in Grabs just two years ago.

“It is a club record and now it’s up to us to try and make sure the the team continues to move forward.

“He goes with our best wishes for the service he has given us in the two years he has been here.

“Clubs coming down from the Premier League and the bigger clubs in the Championship can pay their players a lot more than we can, and when they can treble or quadruple their money elsewhere it is hard for us to compete; but that’s the challenge facing us going forward.”

21 comments

  • You want a truce, COTM. Easy ask, when you`ve lost the argument. Reference that Barking Wise fellow - that`s no ordinary person you`re dealing with, trust me, I`m a sycophant. Please excuse this cliché, but why am I not surprised that you like clichés?

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 7, 2014

  • Thanks for the recommendation Barking. I have now checked my dictionary and you are quite correct that the current meaning is not the original. Apparently it changed in the 16th century. Anyway, perhaps we should recognise that we are both pedantic old f**ts and call a truce.

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    Canary on the moon

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • Check your dictionary, COTM. "Verbal" originally meant and still does mean "of words", "consisting of words", "pertaining to words" etc., and I used it in the previous post (correctly) to differentiate abuse by words from other types of abuse (physical, emotional, etc). In other contexts, "verbal" can be used to mean "oral" as distinct from "written". To that extent, you are correct, but this is a relatively modern use of the word. Hope that's clear. OTBC.

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    Barking Wise

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • Barking, as a "freelance journalist who has survived for many years" and one who is highly critical of the standard of Archant journalism, I'm surprised that you do not know that "verbal " insults are spoken rather than written. El dingo, I wasn't particularly thinking of you, but we're talking local sports hacks here. I like the coverage but I don't expect Shakespeare - personally, I like the odd cliche or two.

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    Canary on the moon

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • COTM I do not bully on or off websites -you may not have meant me anyway - but I generally feel disappointed with the Archant output on NCFC. Easy to say I know but I've worked for better and what gets me is the lack of attention to detail and accuracy. Sometimes the standard is pi $$ poor imo.

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    el dingo

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • Yes, COTM, we have a very special relationship but if I were to elaborate, Archie wouldn't like it.. I wouldn't dare speak on behalf of the mighty Brewer, but personally I have nothing against anyone who offers any opinion on any subject. I only object to those who resort to verbal abuse, usually to vent their frustration at being unable to understand what others are trying to say. Keep dipping.

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    Barking Wise

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • OTB, as a freelance journalist who has survived many years, I have reported on organisations with much more clout than NCFC. The trick is not to "get into bed with them" and expect corporate hospitality in return for grovelling reporting. They are much more frightened of the press than vice versa because they fear bad publicity more than anything else. It also helps if the articles are original, interesting, and well written. Your "Baking Mad" play on words ticks none of these boxes. If you honestly thought that I or indeed anyone else had not already thought of the Barking Wise and Barking Mad thing, then I doubt you would last long in journalism either (unless your employer was Archant). Still, I'm sure your parents and English teacher would be proud of you for venturing outside the box and having a go.

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    Barking Wise

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • Llamaman, one of the reasons why I dip into the comments on this site as infrequently as I do is because of the disproportionate number of posts by the narcissist Mad Brewer and the rather unpleasant bullying support that he gets from his small but vociferous band of sycophantic "cronies* like Barking Wise. They complain about Archant not allowing free speech (ironically posted on the Archant site) but hypocritically throw their toys out of the pram if anyone dares to offer an alternative view to their own. All very sad - but I'm interested to know how Barking knows when Mad has turned in for the night. Do they have a special relationship?

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    Canary on the moon

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • Anyone who has a Tv rewind wants to study RvW's input carefully , he loses possession and then makes a token gesture to get the ball back , which consists of no more than three strides , then gives up . Contrast that with Snoddy'"s input ....no contest it's called work rate .

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    trevor harvey

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • It's a two way relationship based on trust OTB. In theory. I accept it is more difficult than in my day because the stakes are higher but if the Club makes it difficult for Archant as you suggest it will have its reasons, not all of which are likely to be strictly commercial.

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    el dingo

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • What do you get when you combine Barking Wise with Mad Brewer? Barking Mad. Try dealing with the control freaks at Carrow Road and you wouldn't last a week as journalists, either of you.

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    Outside The Box

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • Llamaman you will note that quite a few of us on here are not always satisfied with the quality presented by the Archant sports team. Although I think Wivenhoe's version is shorter, sharper, to the point and totally accurate. Nothing personal mate but it's not like we can go and buy another paper that 'covers' NCFC is it? They even bought up the Advertiser:(

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    el dingo

    Friday, June 6, 2014

  • Nice one, Wivenhoe.

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    Barking Wise

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • llamaman its quiz time. 2 questions . 1 which team plays at the emirates in north london 2 which championship team did g hooper play for, before going to scotland..

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • Brewer's turned in for the night, llamaman, but I'm still up, so let me field that one on his behalf. The organisation to which you refer is full of cronies and toadies whose journalistic incompetence is only surpassed by their employer's abhorrence of free speech. If you didn't know this, it's either because you haven't yet got caught up in the barbed wire as you make a dash for for the open ground of free speech......or, alternatively, that you enjoy a "special relationship" with one or more of the aforementioned people. I suspect the latter, since you are apparently important enough to be able to speak on behalf of "the rest of us".

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    Barking Wise

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • mad brewer what is your problem with archantEDP? whatever it is, it's very boring for the rest of us. Stick to the football mate :-)

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    llamaman

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • This plus the back room changes is a start. I begin every season full of hope if not full of expectations. As long as the team plays as a team and feeds the front runners then there is no reason for us to be starved of goals. Roll on August. OTBC.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • Poor old RvW would have been weighed down by a cobweb, sadly. The EDP cliché-kids certainly over-milked that "Club-record signing" stuff. They were incapable of moving beyond such triteness. Which is why they do not have proper jobs.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • Increase in RVW value by ten times would be good.

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    PhilH

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • Well, any club that can increase to value of a player by ten fold or more must be happy with their achievement. Lets all hope he now delivers for us but at least he does not have the most expensive signing tag that weighed down poor RVW last season.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • Money, money, money... Abba Yabba Dabba Dubai Dhabi ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

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