Now that new boss Eddie Howe has had a look at his squad, in action and on the training pitch, he's insisting that his new squad are starting with a completely clean slate, with no one having any 'special' treatment.
With a massive squad to new management team, Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall have a task and a half on their hands assessing the squad of players they've inherited from Messers Groves and Brooks.
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Eddie Howe is quoted as saying: "You build an opinion very quickly on a player. We would always give someone a chance and Jason Tindall and myself have always had the same opinion on that. You have to give people an opportunity to impress and we are going to do that with all the players here. That is not to say you cannot make a quick decision on someone and we are both brave enough that, if we form an opinion quickly, we will make it known and take the appropriate action. You can see in training what you need to see in games. Sometimes, there are occasions when you will need to see players in a game environment to see how they react to certain situations. But, in terms of something like attitude, you can tell that just from a weight session. We are quickly forming opinions on the character of players and, sometimes, that is the most important thing".
Source: Cherries MAD