Parker hopes cherries have plenty of them in the tank for a rough trip to Peterborough
CHERRIES boss Scott Parker is hoping his side will have a lot in the tank for tomorrow’s trip to Peterborough United (7.45 p.m.) – both on and off the pitch.
With fuel shortages wreaking havoc at gas stations across the country, the nation has been inundated with people looking to refuel as they plan their trips.
A series of non-league fixtures across the country have been postponed due to the shortage, while the Football League is currently unaffected by the transport problem.
Parker confirmed that the cherries would go by coach instead of flying to London Road – a form of transport used for other long journeys.
Asked jokingly about the gasoline shortage ahead of the 350-plus mile round trip, Parker said, “We’re going by bus. You know what? I was only thinking about it today to be honest with you!
“I’d like to think they were full, surely those tanks are big enough in these coaches, to be fair ?!
“We might have a hard time if we were ferrying it with cars, but I think the coach would be fine!
“I thought of a few of our staff, going home if we have a day off and deciding to come home is a bit of a problem because it’s a 100 or 200 mile round trip.
“But as far as the players are concerned, most of the players are here and I hope the frenzy of everyone rushing for gas soon wears off and everything is fine.”
Cherries are ready to face a chic outfit that has collected seven points in its first nine games.
An article on the home club’s website also urged fans not to “panic-buy” tickets for upcoming games.
He said: ‘We have to inform the fans that they should not panic to buy tickets for Wednesday’s game between Peterborough and AFC Bournemouth, despite the fact that there have been 55 goals in the 18 league games. which both teams have participated in so far this season.
“By advising people not to panic, we are convinced that the public will heed this warning and will not show up en masse at the ticket office, especially since the ticket office is only open from 9 am to 5 pm. We are confident that tickets will not be sold out, but we have ensured provisions by opening the Deskgo booth for home supporters. ”