Fletch - One Of A Kind
There's no doubting that Steve Fletcher is/was one a kind in the footballing world having stayed loyal to AFC Bournemouth for such a long period of time.
The praises for Cherries legend Steve Fletcher are still being reported, with ex-Cherries boss, Sean O'Driscoll adding his weight to the tributes that have been received so far.
The current boss at Ashton Gate was quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "When Eddie told me he was thinking of bringing back Steve to Bournemouth, I thought it was an inspired idea. Fletch was the one player who, if he wasn’t in the team for whatever reason, the opposition manager would always say to me afterwards how pleased they were when they saw his name wasn’t on the team-sheet. His kind have become rarer and rarer in the game but the value of having that type, and quality, of player in your artillery never went unrecognised in football. I was at Walsall last year when Fletch came on with Bournemouth 2-0 down. He changed the game and scored a dramatic last-minute equaliser. As soon as you saw him waiting to come on, you could have written the script. He has made those sort of scenarios his speciality in an incredible career. Fletch played with an enormous heart and desire, it was why people loved him. The biggest tribute you can pay him is that there will never be another player like Steve. He deserves every accolade he receives".
Source: Cherries MAD
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