The Daily Telegraph - Business : 2020-09-14

Total Football : 17 : 9

Total Football

9 The Daily Telegraph Monday 14 September 2020 *** Bournemout­h have the hunger for a top-flight return, claims Danjuma Hey big spender £200.9 £60.9 £42.6 £41.9 The turmoil created by relegation and the departure of an iconic figure in a club’s history cannot be understate­d, particular­ly in the midst of a pandemic. For Bournemout­h, there are numerous short-term and longerterm issues that will need to be addressed, but, in their first match back in the Championsh­ip, Jason Tindall’s maiden outing as a manager, they took the first, tentative step towards rebuilding. There was little between Bournemout­h and Blackburn, but those associated with the home club can be pleased that it was the team’s refusal to settle, or become cowed by Rovers’ physicalit­y, that earned them three points. Not to mention plenty of residual quality within a squad of players that has been stripped of key assets. Each of the Bournemout­h goals, scored by Jack Stacey, Jefferson Lerma and Arnaut Danjuma, was executed with skill, and despite the continued defensive frailties that cost the club their place in the top flight and led to Eddie Howe’s departure, they proved enough for a 3-2 victory. “We got relegated so you could expect that a lot of players were mentally drowning, but the spirit is good,” said Danjuma, who scored an excellent winner, his first for the club since a £13.7 million move a year ago. “The mentality of the team is good. I should compliment Jason Tindall because from the first day he raised the atmosphere. We want to be promoted again at all costs” Nobody is getting carried away, and Tindall may yet have to deal with further departures as Joshua King and David Brooks continue to £37.8 £34.9 £34.8 £30.6 £30.1 £25.4 £25.4 £23.3 be linked with moves. Tindall spoke of the need for recruits before the transfer window closes next month, but Dutch winger Danjuma feels there is still plenty more to come from those at the club. “As we keep our heads high and we’re confident in the way we play, we can do a really good job in the Championsh­ip,” he said. Adam Idah also struck a late winner as another relegated side, claimed a 1-0 victory at Idah tucked home nine minutes from time after Teemu Pukki had pounced on a poor back-pass by Richard Stearman. The result meant defeat for Carlos Corberan in his first league match as Huddersfie­ld manager. It was a different story for Aitor Karanka, who celebrated a 1-0 win over in his league debut as manager at St Andrew’s. Jeremie Bela headed the only goal eight minutes before the interval as the visitors, who hit the post through Josh Dasilva, suffered a hangover from last season’s promotion near-miss. £22.8 £21.6 £16 £14.6 £11.7 Norwich City, £3.2 Huddersfie­ld Town. £0 Brentford Birmingham City