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Bournemouth boss Howe: Current games are 'feelingless'

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits it's been a struggle without fans since the Premier League restart.

The Cherries have lost all three of their games since the division was restarted, including Wednesday's 4-1 home thumping at the hands of Newcastle.

The boss said: “My emotional energy I don't think is in doubt day-to-day. The problem is the games themselves are, not emotionless, but they are feelingless without the crowd.

“I think that's damaging us greatly at the moment.

“I think if we had conceded the early goal (against Newcastle), the response from the crowd would have helped us. I don't think there was any way that game would have ended up with the score line that it was.

“But in a feelingless game, when we know how much is at stake, it's very difficult for the players to adjust to that.

“Certainly, we haven't adjusted well enough to that – that's probably been our biggest failing so far.

“The games and the feeling of the games is certainly something that's damaged us."

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