Cherries: Howe to stick with football principles

18 September 2010 07:00
EDDIE Howe has emphasised his desire to stick to his footballing principles and he believes Cherries' entertaining style can continue to prove successful.

The Dean Court outfit have started life in the third tier in a highly impressive manner earning plaudits for both their results and quality of play.

Cherries, who visit Oldham in the league today (3pm), have been free scoring so far this term having hit the net 16 times in just six league games and they boast the best goal difference in the division.

In the 3-0 victory over Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday, Howe described his team's play as adventurous as they looked to pass the ball from back to front.

And the Cherries chief admits he is keen to carry on the club's tradition of being renowned for playing attractive football.

We want to play the game the right way, he told the Echo. The difficulty is every game is different and we have a different emphasis for different games.

We certainly had a different game-plan against Peterborough and Tranmere than we have done in the last couple of matches. Every game is different but the principles don't really change no matter who you are playing.

We want to see the lads pass the ball from back to front if we can and play an attractive style that people like to come and watch.

He revealed the secret behind the performances had been hard graft on the training field during recent months.

Howe said: We work on the core principles every day and they don't change.

All through pre-season, we really did concentrate on keeping possession of the ball, passing and moving and rotations, and the lads have taken it on board.

I think we've improved and have got more confident with it as time has gone on and I think we're seeing that in the games now.

Hopefully, we will continue to improve and get better. I still think, despite the good start, there's still big room for improvement.

Howe added: Other clubs look at us, when it comes to loaning players or whatever, and Bournemouth has always been known to be a good footballing team.

I think that's always been nice that people in the game respect this football club and how we go about things on the field.

Ultimately, the result is the most important thing and we're trying to generate a winning football team, and we think this is the best way to do it.

A lot of football at the top level is all about possession of the ball and that is what we're trying to follow.

Source: Bournemouth_Echo