Bournemouth and England midfielder Lewis Cook has issued an apology to the travelling supporters.

After beating Fulham 3-0 and Watford 4-0 on the last two away trips, it was a sobering experience for the small band of Cherries fans who seemed to be very confident beforehand.

Only for Salomon Rondon to lead Newcastle to a deserved victory.

Lewis Cook declaring : ‘I apologise to the fans because it’s such a long trip. We didn’t really give them anything to reward them for it.’

Meanwhile Bournemouth captain Simon Francis was equally disappointed: ‘We were not at the high standards we have set this season. We have had success here in the past and we know the crowd get behind their players here but we weren’t good enough.’

Always difficult to say in games like these whether it is one team playing better than previously, or one dropping off a bit, or a bit of both.

Certainly Newcastle played very well first half and made it tough for the visitors, though Bournemouth showed glimpses in the match of the form that has taken them to sixth place.

Lewis Cook speaking to The Daily Echo:

I apologise to the fans because it’s such a long trip.

“We didn’t really give them anything to reward them for it.

“It was tough for them and I felt for them because it was a lot of money and they have travelled a long way.

“We hadn’t given them anything to cheer about.

“We spoke about it before the game…we wanted to get a result for them but we didn’t battle and win our individual duels.”

Simon Francis:

“I don’t think we deserved to win the game comfortably.

“We were not at the high standards we have set this season.

“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb in the first half but we dominated the second half and unfortunately got punished on the counter.

“We have had success here in the past and we know the crowd get behind their players here but we weren’t good enough.

“We are very disappointed because we could have done better, but we have a few weeks to dwell now and knowing the manager and the players we will come back firing.

“I’ve just seen Adam Smith on crutches, we are all devastated for him but without a scan we aren’t sure how serious it is and our thoughts are with him.”



  • East Durham Mag

    How far up themselves are they? You lost a football match deal with it, looks and sounds to me like Bournemouths players and fans thought it was a bygone conclusion. Idiots.

    • true believer

      How thick is the author and you? Too many Cooks? Article quotes and shows Lewis Cook, but the real article quoted Steve Cook. I call fake news! And it’s a foregone conclusion in English, not bygone. At least the Bournemouth fans stayed till the end, not like half our snowflakes as soon as we ship a few goals.

      • East Durham Mag

        Go f**k yourself troll

  • Kenny

    You lost fair & square, stop crying on like some snowflake and move on.

  • Leicester Mag

    10 years ago Man U + 2 or 3 others had the bragging rights over us. 20 years ago albeit briefly we had the bragging rights over pretty much everyone. My how expectations and ambition change.

    • Phil Yare

      down to one man devaluing our club yet he still wants £400m for it!

  • Wor Lass

    Players thinking of fans spending their hard-earned money to follow them and not delivering much in return? Whatever next? How dare they?!…

  • Phil Yare

    that feels like an almighty kick in the nuts…..just putting inside that they are the pups of the premier league and sure the average wage down there is significantly higher