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Cooper frustrated by the unwanted century of cards

Swindon Advertiser: Mark Cooper Mark Cooper

MARK Cooper has spoken of his frustration at Swindon Town’s disciplinary record this season, after the Robins picked up their 100th card of the term in the weekend defeat to Carlisle United.

Town have racked up 94 yellows and six reds over the course of the campaign, with six players receiving suspensions for cumulative bookings or dismissals – of which some, most notably Alex Pritchard, have picked up multiple bans.

For Cooper, those statistics are simply “not good enough”. While he is pleased his players appear to have cleaned up their act a little in recent weeks – with 36 bookings or sending-offs in 20 games since the turn of the year compared to 64 in 30 matches up until the end of 2013 – overall he has been disappointed.

He told the Advertiser: “It’s not been good enough. We’ve had too many silly sending-offs in my opinion. We’ve had one or two many cards for dissent, probably.

“You just keep fining them. If they get booked for dissent they get a nasty fine, if they get booked for violent conduct or sent off for violent conduct they get a nasty fine.”

Pritchard has been suspended for six games this season, having racked up five and then 10 yellow cards followed by a red for violent conduct at Ashton Gate, and Cooper joked: “Pritch is still on direct debit with his fines.

“He will certainly have to learn, won’t he, when he goes back to Tottenham or wherever he ends up next year. He knows he’s missed too many games through suspension.

“It’s something which, from his own, personal point of view, he has to sort out but overall they’re starting to get better.”

Cooper admitted to suffering from similar indiscipline during the early stages of his own career.

When asked how he learnt to adjust his game, he said: “I think you realise that you end up not playing and then you have to fight to get your place back. Somewhere along the line you think ‘I better calm down here because if I get suspended I’ve got a fight on to get my place back’.”

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8:05am Thu 10 Apr 14

old town robin says...

I read last week Preston had the worst record in the lower levels clubs with 67 yellow and 4 red's. Nowhere near as bad as ours, we are probably going down on record as being the worst undisciplined team in history and will probably hold the record for many years to come.

I knew our number of cards were bad, but did not realise just how bad it was. it's a wonder the FL haven't taken action against us as a club as yet. One shining light is Nile Ranger who has not had as much as 1 card to blemish his record.
I read last week Preston had the worst record in the lower levels clubs with 67 yellow and 4 red's. Nowhere near as bad as ours, we are probably going down on record as being the worst undisciplined team in history and will probably hold the record for many years to come. I knew our number of cards were bad, but did not realise just how bad it was. it's a wonder the FL haven't taken action against us as a club as yet. One shining light is Nile Ranger who has not had as much as 1 card to blemish his record. old town robin
  • Score: 2

8:21am Thu 10 Apr 14

mancrobin says...

old town robin wrote:
I read last week Preston had the worst record in the lower levels clubs with 67 yellow and 4 red's. Nowhere near as bad as ours, we are probably going down on record as being the worst undisciplined team in history and will probably hold the record for many years to come.

I knew our number of cards were bad, but did not realise just how bad it was. it's a wonder the FL haven't taken action against us as a club as yet. One shining light is Nile Ranger who has not had as much as 1 card to blemish his record.
And I bet Preston end up with the worst record!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I read last week Preston had the worst record in the lower levels clubs with 67 yellow and 4 red's. Nowhere near as bad as ours, we are probably going down on record as being the worst undisciplined team in history and will probably hold the record for many years to come. I knew our number of cards were bad, but did not realise just how bad it was. it's a wonder the FL haven't taken action against us as a club as yet. One shining light is Nile Ranger who has not had as much as 1 card to blemish his record.[/p][/quote]And I bet Preston end up with the worst record! mancrobin
  • Score: -4

8:48am Thu 10 Apr 14

the wizard says...

The thing is Coops, you should have stamped some authority into this around September when it was obvious the way things were going, and spoken to the players about it then , as opposed to talking to the press now.
Perhaps if our players were fitter then they wouldn't be committing so many late tackles as to pick up these cards in the first place. Its down to you, your name on the door, down to you to assert yourself and get things sorted, its all part of the responsibility of the manager to manage the team, and behavior is part of that.
Glad you think the Pratchild situation is funny, the guy may have cost you points in your quest for a play off place, funny-no, sad-yes. That's what you get with poorly disciplined Pretty Boys.
The thing is Coops, you should have stamped some authority into this around September when it was obvious the way things were going, and spoken to the players about it then , as opposed to talking to the press now. Perhaps if our players were fitter then they wouldn't be committing so many late tackles as to pick up these cards in the first place. Its down to you, your name on the door, down to you to assert yourself and get things sorted, its all part of the responsibility of the manager to manage the team, and behavior is part of that. Glad you think the Pratchild situation is funny, the guy may have cost you points in your quest for a play off place, funny-no, sad-yes. That's what you get with poorly disciplined Pretty Boys. the wizard
  • Score: -4

9:47am Thu 10 Apr 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

I think a lot of this comes back to the style of play, we invite teams on to us and then put ourselves under pressure and commit silly fouls, but to be fair I have no issue with a player getting booked for a tackle its the backchat bookings that get me, Yasser is constantly getting booked for verbals at the ref, Jay who has real experience has been booked several times for the same thing and he should know better.

I do agree with Wiz that the players fitness doesn't help, I couldn't believe against Sheff Utd how tired Thompson was in the 60th minute, looked like he was running in quicksand, Cooper had no choice but to take him off, these are young men who are pro footallers and should have fitness levels to last a full game.

I think we need to invest in a fitness coach as Williams and Coops clearly need help in this area, so if we are persisting with Cooper then lets address this area.
I think a lot of this comes back to the style of play, we invite teams on to us and then put ourselves under pressure and commit silly fouls, but to be fair I have no issue with a player getting booked for a tackle its the backchat bookings that get me, Yasser is constantly getting booked for verbals at the ref, Jay who has real experience has been booked several times for the same thing and he should know better. I do agree with Wiz that the players fitness doesn't help, I couldn't believe against Sheff Utd how tired Thompson was in the 60th minute, looked like he was running in quicksand, Cooper had no choice but to take him off, these are young men who are pro footallers and should have fitness levels to last a full game. I think we need to invest in a fitness coach as Williams and Coops clearly need help in this area, so if we are persisting with Cooper then lets address this area. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 10

9:50am Thu 10 Apr 14

Oi Den! says...

Part of the reason for all these cards - even those received for dissent - may be that we have very few players who are strong on the ball or in the tackle. They end up fouling or complaining that they're hard done by out of frustration. And the better tacklers such as the Thompson boys and Archibald-Henville are often, er... a bit over-exuberant.
Part of the reason for all these cards - even those received for dissent - may be that we have very few players who are strong on the ball or in the tackle. They end up fouling or complaining that they're hard done by out of frustration. And the better tacklers such as the Thompson boys and Archibald-Henville are often, er... a bit over-exuberant. Oi Den!
  • Score: 4

9:56am Thu 10 Apr 14

Oldhamred says...

the wizard wrote:
The thing is Coops, you should have stamped some authority into this around September when it was obvious the way things were going, and spoken to the players about it then , as opposed to talking to the press now.
Perhaps if our players were fitter then they wouldn't be committing so many late tackles as to pick up these cards in the first place. Its down to you, your name on the door, down to you to assert yourself and get things sorted, its all part of the responsibility of the manager to manage the team, and behavior is part of that.
Glad you think the Pratchild situation is funny, the guy may have cost you points in your quest for a play off place, funny-no, sad-yes. That's what you get with poorly disciplined Pretty Boys.
Wiz,
For the most part I enjoy reading your posts, and often agree with many of your comments including most of the above.
However, I would like to ask you why you feel it is necessary to change the name of Alex Pritchard to "Pratchild"?
This kind of immaturity through name-calling should have left you when you departed infant school for the last time.
You will have every right to complain that "poorly disciplined Pretty Boys" are costing the club points when you are no longer "A Poorly Disciplined Wizard".
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: The thing is Coops, you should have stamped some authority into this around September when it was obvious the way things were going, and spoken to the players about it then , as opposed to talking to the press now. Perhaps if our players were fitter then they wouldn't be committing so many late tackles as to pick up these cards in the first place. Its down to you, your name on the door, down to you to assert yourself and get things sorted, its all part of the responsibility of the manager to manage the team, and behavior is part of that. Glad you think the Pratchild situation is funny, the guy may have cost you points in your quest for a play off place, funny-no, sad-yes. That's what you get with poorly disciplined Pretty Boys.[/p][/quote]Wiz, For the most part I enjoy reading your posts, and often agree with many of your comments including most of the above. However, I would like to ask you why you feel it is necessary to change the name of Alex Pritchard to "Pratchild"? This kind of immaturity through name-calling should have left you when you departed infant school for the last time. You will have every right to complain that "poorly disciplined Pretty Boys" are costing the club points when you are no longer "A Poorly Disciplined Wizard". Oldhamred
  • Score: 14

10:28am Thu 10 Apr 14

Wilesy says...

Oldhamred wrote:
the wizard wrote:
The thing is Coops, you should have stamped some authority into this around September when it was obvious the way things were going, and spoken to the players about it then , as opposed to talking to the press now.
Perhaps if our players were fitter then they wouldn't be committing so many late tackles as to pick up these cards in the first place. Its down to you, your name on the door, down to you to assert yourself and get things sorted, its all part of the responsibility of the manager to manage the team, and behavior is part of that.
Glad you think the Pratchild situation is funny, the guy may have cost you points in your quest for a play off place, funny-no, sad-yes. That's what you get with poorly disciplined Pretty Boys.
Wiz,
For the most part I enjoy reading your posts, and often agree with many of your comments including most of the above.
However, I would like to ask you why you feel it is necessary to change the name of Alex Pritchard to "Pratchild"?
This kind of immaturity through name-calling should have left you when you departed infant school for the last time.
You will have every right to complain that "poorly disciplined Pretty Boys" are costing the club points when you are no longer "A Poorly Disciplined Wizard".
Overall I would say we are just a gobby young side not a dirty side.

I don't know what more Cooper could have done beyond fining them heavily? It comes down to the individual to make the effort. The number of cards has come down recently as the stats show, but there are some particularly petulant ones in there. To quote Cooper the other week he saifd Pritchard has picked up all his 10 yellows without making a tackle, and to be fair Pritch has improved this year until the Bristol red mist.

There have clearly been too many cards for dissent largely due to frustration at perceived poor ref decisions, and whilst being young and inexperienced is not really an excuse, I doubt Darren Ward as our old head has picked up many in his 50 games. You see him shaking his head in disbelief but he keeps his mouth shut and jogs off, but on the other foot Ward doesn't invite tackles from frustrated defenders by skilling them repeatedly like Pritch....

Kasim is the other one, take the last home game he got tackled from behind and didn't even get a free kick. Bad decision yes but he then went on and on at the ref until he had no option....

I would agree though that perhaps fitness is an issue, there have been some cynical late yellows picked up late in games....
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: The thing is Coops, you should have stamped some authority into this around September when it was obvious the way things were going, and spoken to the players about it then , as opposed to talking to the press now. Perhaps if our players were fitter then they wouldn't be committing so many late tackles as to pick up these cards in the first place. Its down to you, your name on the door, down to you to assert yourself and get things sorted, its all part of the responsibility of the manager to manage the team, and behavior is part of that. Glad you think the Pratchild situation is funny, the guy may have cost you points in your quest for a play off place, funny-no, sad-yes. That's what you get with poorly disciplined Pretty Boys.[/p][/quote]Wiz, For the most part I enjoy reading your posts, and often agree with many of your comments including most of the above. However, I would like to ask you why you feel it is necessary to change the name of Alex Pritchard to "Pratchild"? This kind of immaturity through name-calling should have left you when you departed infant school for the last time. You will have every right to complain that "poorly disciplined Pretty Boys" are costing the club points when you are no longer "A Poorly Disciplined Wizard".[/p][/quote]Overall I would say we are just a gobby young side not a dirty side. I don't know what more Cooper could have done beyond fining them heavily? It comes down to the individual to make the effort. The number of cards has come down recently as the stats show, but there are some particularly petulant ones in there. To quote Cooper the other week he saifd Pritchard has picked up all his 10 yellows without making a tackle, and to be fair Pritch has improved this year until the Bristol red mist. There have clearly been too many cards for dissent largely due to frustration at perceived poor ref decisions, and whilst being young and inexperienced is not really an excuse, I doubt Darren Ward as our old head has picked up many in his 50 games. You see him shaking his head in disbelief but he keeps his mouth shut and jogs off, but on the other foot Ward doesn't invite tackles from frustrated defenders by skilling them repeatedly like Pritch.... Kasim is the other one, take the last home game he got tackled from behind and didn't even get a free kick. Bad decision yes but he then went on and on at the ref until he had no option.... I would agree though that perhaps fitness is an issue, there have been some cynical late yellows picked up late in games.... Wilesy
  • Score: 1

10:29am Thu 10 Apr 14

the wizard says...

Oldhamred wrote:
the wizard wrote:
The thing is Coops, you should have stamped some authority into this around September when it was obvious the way things were going, and spoken to the players about it then , as opposed to talking to the press now.
Perhaps if our players were fitter then they wouldn't be committing so many late tackles as to pick up these cards in the first place. Its down to you, your name on the door, down to you to assert yourself and get things sorted, its all part of the responsibility of the manager to manage the team, and behavior is part of that.
Glad you think the Pratchild situation is funny, the guy may have cost you points in your quest for a play off place, funny-no, sad-yes. That's what you get with poorly disciplined Pretty Boys.
Wiz,
For the most part I enjoy reading your posts, and often agree with many of your comments including most of the above.
However, I would like to ask you why you feel it is necessary to change the name of Alex Pritchard to "Pratchild"?
This kind of immaturity through name-calling should have left you when you departed infant school for the last time.
You will have every right to complain that "poorly disciplined Pretty Boys" are costing the club points when you are no longer "A Poorly Disciplined Wizard".
Yes, I woke up with the grump this morning. Sorry. Not enough sleep. That said, AP comes from a club that is for the better part known for producing well skilled players. That Pritchard probably is, but, given his training over many years with his home club, comes here, acts like a cross between a prat and a child when he has a conversion with the ref. On his last sending off he had already got the free kick, so instead of walking away like a player should, no he starts to milk it for more, so off he goes, actions of a prat and child, hence the label. Yes I agree I should know better and to you I apologize. I'd better put the things to rights. Cheers.
[quote][p][bold]Oldhamred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: The thing is Coops, you should have stamped some authority into this around September when it was obvious the way things were going, and spoken to the players about it then , as opposed to talking to the press now. Perhaps if our players were fitter then they wouldn't be committing so many late tackles as to pick up these cards in the first place. Its down to you, your name on the door, down to you to assert yourself and get things sorted, its all part of the responsibility of the manager to manage the team, and behavior is part of that. Glad you think the Pratchild situation is funny, the guy may have cost you points in your quest for a play off place, funny-no, sad-yes. That's what you get with poorly disciplined Pretty Boys.[/p][/quote]Wiz, For the most part I enjoy reading your posts, and often agree with many of your comments including most of the above. However, I would like to ask you why you feel it is necessary to change the name of Alex Pritchard to "Pratchild"? This kind of immaturity through name-calling should have left you when you departed infant school for the last time. You will have every right to complain that "poorly disciplined Pretty Boys" are costing the club points when you are no longer "A Poorly Disciplined Wizard".[/p][/quote]Yes, I woke up with the grump this morning. Sorry. Not enough sleep. That said, AP comes from a club that is for the better part known for producing well skilled players. That Pritchard probably is, but, given his training over many years with his home club, comes here, acts like a cross between a prat and a child when he has a conversion with the ref. On his last sending off he had already got the free kick, so instead of walking away like a player should, no he starts to milk it for more, so off he goes, actions of a prat and child, hence the label. Yes I agree I should know better and to you I apologize. I'd better put the things to rights. Cheers. the wizard
  • Score: -1

11:09am Thu 10 Apr 14

lifelong red says...

Yes discipline will definitely have to improve next season, with the size of the squad being cut down ,then we can ill afford to many suspensions.
Yes discipline will definitely have to improve next season, with the size of the squad being cut down ,then we can ill afford to many suspensions. lifelong red
  • Score: 5

11:55am Thu 10 Apr 14

Swindon1984 says...

Need to man up really - pattern for me is we get bullied, react in a petulant fashion by putting in over the top tackles, then whinge to the ref. A lot of our players don't know the difference between a strong tackle and a dangerous one. Also a bit of experience would help - some of the more mature players we've seen have been doing little fouls, pushes in the back for headers, nudges here and there, winding up our players but they don't react in the way we do, and they get away with it for the same reason. We get wound up and fly off the handle. Gamesmanship is rife at basically every level of football and we need to learn how to deal with it and get on with the game.

Whoever said it earlier was bang on - look at Ranger, may be a silly lad off the field but exemplary on it, gets kicked around every game and never reacts - why? React in the wrong way and you get yourself in the trouble. Best way to get back at the opposition? Keep you head down, play your football and send them home with nothing. Easier said than done but it's all part of growing up and acting more professionally on the pitch.
Need to man up really - pattern for me is we get bullied, react in a petulant fashion by putting in over the top tackles, then whinge to the ref. A lot of our players don't know the difference between a strong tackle and a dangerous one. Also a bit of experience would help - some of the more mature players we've seen have been doing little fouls, pushes in the back for headers, nudges here and there, winding up our players but they don't react in the way we do, and they get away with it for the same reason. We get wound up and fly off the handle. Gamesmanship is rife at basically every level of football and we need to learn how to deal with it and get on with the game. Whoever said it earlier was bang on - look at Ranger, may be a silly lad off the field but exemplary on it, gets kicked around every game and never reacts - why? React in the wrong way and you get yourself in the trouble. Best way to get back at the opposition? Keep you head down, play your football and send them home with nothing. Easier said than done but it's all part of growing up and acting more professionally on the pitch. Swindon1984
  • Score: 3

12:04pm Thu 10 Apr 14

harley red says...

old town robin wrote:
I read last week Preston had the worst record in the lower levels clubs with 67 yellow and 4 red's. Nowhere near as bad as ours, we are probably going down on record as being the worst undisciplined team in history and will probably hold the record for many years to come.

I knew our number of cards were bad, but did not realise just how bad it was. it's a wonder the FL haven't taken action against us as a club as yet. One shining light is Nile Ranger who has not had as much as 1 card to blemish his record.
I hope Pritchard goes back to spurs ASAP and the other 2 also we don't need them as we have proved over the last 4-5 games . With Pritchard it's all down to ego and arrogance he thinks he is better than the rest , apart from good free kicks he is average at best , and he is a liability on the pitch ! Just my opinion
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I read last week Preston had the worst record in the lower levels clubs with 67 yellow and 4 red's. Nowhere near as bad as ours, we are probably going down on record as being the worst undisciplined team in history and will probably hold the record for many years to come. I knew our number of cards were bad, but did not realise just how bad it was. it's a wonder the FL haven't taken action against us as a club as yet. One shining light is Nile Ranger who has not had as much as 1 card to blemish his record.[/p][/quote]I hope Pritchard goes back to spurs ASAP and the other 2 also we don't need them as we have proved over the last 4-5 games . With Pritchard it's all down to ego and arrogance he thinks he is better than the rest , apart from good free kicks he is average at best , and he is a liability on the pitch ! Just my opinion harley red
  • Score: -7

12:38pm Thu 10 Apr 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

How about we don't select them if they get booked for back chat and fine them? just an idea..... Ego soon disappears if you're not selected in the squad.

Fitness I recommended one of the countries finest specialists to the club but no surprise they didn't even deem to enquire of his services....
How about we don't select them if they get booked for back chat and fine them? just an idea..... Ego soon disappears if you're not selected in the squad. Fitness I recommended one of the countries finest specialists to the club but no surprise they didn't even deem to enquire of his services.... dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

harley red wrote:
old town robin wrote: I read last week Preston had the worst record in the lower levels clubs with 67 yellow and 4 red's. Nowhere near as bad as ours, we are probably going down on record as being the worst undisciplined team in history and will probably hold the record for many years to come. I knew our number of cards were bad, but did not realise just how bad it was. it's a wonder the FL haven't taken action against us as a club as yet. One shining light is Nile Ranger who has not had as much as 1 card to blemish his record.
I hope Pritchard goes back to spurs ASAP and the other 2 also we don't need them as we have proved over the last 4-5 games . With Pritchard it's all down to ego and arrogance he thinks he is better than the rest , apart from good free kicks he is average at best , and he is a liability on the pitch ! Just my opinion
Dont agree with you Harley, Pritch has been a good player for us this year, often providing that bit of spark we need, for sure he isn't Ritchie but he is a very good player who I have njoyed watching this year.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I read last week Preston had the worst record in the lower levels clubs with 67 yellow and 4 red's. Nowhere near as bad as ours, we are probably going down on record as being the worst undisciplined team in history and will probably hold the record for many years to come. I knew our number of cards were bad, but did not realise just how bad it was. it's a wonder the FL haven't taken action against us as a club as yet. One shining light is Nile Ranger who has not had as much as 1 card to blemish his record.[/p][/quote]I hope Pritchard goes back to spurs ASAP and the other 2 also we don't need them as we have proved over the last 4-5 games . With Pritchard it's all down to ego and arrogance he thinks he is better than the rest , apart from good free kicks he is average at best , and he is a liability on the pitch ! Just my opinion[/p][/quote]Dont agree with you Harley, Pritch has been a good player for us this year, often providing that bit of spark we need, for sure he isn't Ritchie but he is a very good player who I have njoyed watching this year. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 1

3:37pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Swindon1984 says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
harley red wrote:
old town robin wrote: I read last week Preston had the worst record in the lower levels clubs with 67 yellow and 4 red's. Nowhere near as bad as ours, we are probably going down on record as being the worst undisciplined team in history and will probably hold the record for many years to come. I knew our number of cards were bad, but did not realise just how bad it was. it's a wonder the FL haven't taken action against us as a club as yet. One shining light is Nile Ranger who has not had as much as 1 card to blemish his record.
I hope Pritchard goes back to spurs ASAP and the other 2 also we don't need them as we have proved over the last 4-5 games . With Pritchard it's all down to ego and arrogance he thinks he is better than the rest , apart from good free kicks he is average at best , and he is a liability on the pitch ! Just my opinion
Dont agree with you Harley, Pritch has been a good player for us this year, often providing that bit of spark we need, for sure he isn't Ritchie but he is a very good player who I have njoyed watching this year.
Agree, Pritchard definitely not "average," he's one of the few who has the skill in our team to turn a game, and has scored some cracking goals. Temperament not always great, not the strongest on the ball but tries his best going forward and back, and I'd play him every week if we could.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I read last week Preston had the worst record in the lower levels clubs with 67 yellow and 4 red's. Nowhere near as bad as ours, we are probably going down on record as being the worst undisciplined team in history and will probably hold the record for many years to come. I knew our number of cards were bad, but did not realise just how bad it was. it's a wonder the FL haven't taken action against us as a club as yet. One shining light is Nile Ranger who has not had as much as 1 card to blemish his record.[/p][/quote]I hope Pritchard goes back to spurs ASAP and the other 2 also we don't need them as we have proved over the last 4-5 games . With Pritchard it's all down to ego and arrogance he thinks he is better than the rest , apart from good free kicks he is average at best , and he is a liability on the pitch ! Just my opinion[/p][/quote]Dont agree with you Harley, Pritch has been a good player for us this year, often providing that bit of spark we need, for sure he isn't Ritchie but he is a very good player who I have njoyed watching this year.[/p][/quote]Agree, Pritchard definitely not "average," he's one of the few who has the skill in our team to turn a game, and has scored some cracking goals. Temperament not always great, not the strongest on the ball but tries his best going forward and back, and I'd play him every week if we could. Swindon1984
  • Score: 0

3:53pm Thu 10 Apr 14

LeGod says...

Pritchard is a good player but not in the same mould as Ritchie and as i live about 20 miles from Bournemouth a mate of mine who is a Bournemouth fan got me a ticket for their game against Reading the other night and Ritchie was the best player on the pitch by a long way and scoring two goals and to be fair to Bournemouth they totally outplayed Reading and i wouldnt be surprised if they got in the play offs now, If Pritchard could perform the way Ritchie does he would become a very good player.
Still gripes me how much he went for to the cherries absolute giveaway.
Pritchard is a good player but not in the same mould as Ritchie and as i live about 20 miles from Bournemouth a mate of mine who is a Bournemouth fan got me a ticket for their game against Reading the other night and Ritchie was the best player on the pitch by a long way and scoring two goals and to be fair to Bournemouth they totally outplayed Reading and i wouldnt be surprised if they got in the play offs now, If Pritchard could perform the way Ritchie does he would become a very good player. Still gripes me how much he went for to the cherries absolute giveaway. LeGod
  • Score: 7

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