John McCormick writes: We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out what Pete Sixsmith thinks of this result. I know, however, that Jake’s thinks a point isn’t enough, as that’s what he sent with the graphic you’ll see at the bottom of the page. Jake isn’t the only one to send stuff, of course. The manager also communicates with Colin (and perhaps a couple of others), who generously shares Sam’s post-match e-mail with us:
I’m disappointed we couldn’t take all three points from the game, but I think after how it panned out we’re happy to take the point.
When we lost that early goal, we easily could have lost the game, but we stayed in it and overcame that difficult spell where we lost our nerve a bit.
We finally passed our way back into the game and scored a very good goal at a crucial time. From there it could have been anybody’s game.
However, neither team took it and Bournemouth will be more satisfied with that result than we are as we still find ourselves in the bottom three.
From where we’ve come from today and since I’ve been at the club, this is the first point we’ve gained after falling behind, so there are one or two positives to take.
We changed things around just before half time to put [Jeremain] Lens out wide and [Adam] Johnson in the middle
and that changed the game in our favour. We saw more of the ball and then the goal followed. It was a fantastic finish from Patrick [van Aanholt].
It’s just a shame we couldn’t find a final ball to Jermain Defoe like we did against Aston Villa and Swansea; had we found that ball we could have ended up winning.
One or two other players had chances today, particularly Billy Jones’ header, which forced a tremendous save from their keeper.
Overall, we are disappointed, but the point is well-earned.
Thanks for your support,