Josh King has been on a huge learning curve this season
Feb10

Josh King has been on a huge learning curve this season

The summer signing of Josh King was met with great enthusiasm by the Bournemouth fans. We had seen what he had done last season against Stoke City in the FA Cup for Blackburn Rovers, and it was hoped that he might be the kind of signing that would ease the team’s transition to the top flight. He has filled in when Callum Wilson was injured and is now back to support new signing Benik Afobe. All the signs were good in pre-season with...

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Cherries miss Tommy Elphick
Jan26

Cherries miss Tommy Elphick

The absence of captain Tommy Elphick from the side, since September’s away match at Norwich, has meant a big reorganisation in the back-four. The skipper’s ankle injury was worse than first expected and needed an operation, meaning an enforced longer recovery period. But Tommy has still been in and around the squad and has been encouraging those who have been wearing the shirt. A lot of work has been done to try and reduce...

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Afobe can make a name for himself just like Vardy and Ighalo have
Jan12

Afobe can make a name for himself just like Vardy and Ighalo have

Every Premier League club wants to find a goalscorer that is a 20-goal-a-season man. AFC Bournemouth have bought a striker that may have that potential, buthaving been plucked from a Championship side, Benik Afobe will have to quickly adapt to his new team to try and emulate the successes of other players that have taken the Premier League by storm. Bournemouth have splashed the cash and it is the moment when they felt they had to do...

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Gosling grabs his Cherries chance with both hands
Dec30

Gosling grabs his Cherries chance with both hands

Having just seen the Cherries take on Everton at Dean Court, it was no doubt rattling about in the minds of a few Everton fans that a certain Dan Gosling might still have been playing for them if things had been a bit differently. Dan of course moved to Newcastle before joining the Cherries in the summer of 2014. He is one of those players that you might think has been playing top-flight football for many years, yet he is still only...

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Have the pundits got it wrong about Bournemouth?
Dec16

Have the pundits got it wrong about Bournemouth?

A quick look at most of the pre-season forecasts put a certain South Coast team firmly among the favourites to be relegated in their first season in the Premier League. The instinct might have been for most fans and so-called experts to surmise that if two of the three teams going down last season came from the clubs that came up, the Cherries should be good candidates for the drop. Yet, the team that survived last season was...

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Will Bournemouth see more of Chelsea’s Atsu this season?
Dec02

Will Bournemouth see more of Chelsea’s Atsu this season?

Last summer there was a lot of satisfaction among the coaching staff after finding that Christian Atsu would join AFC Bournemouth for a season-long loan from Chelsea. The winger is a recognised international for Ghana and had already been heralded as a major coup for the Cherries having been a player that was voted Africa Cup of Nations Player of the Tournament. However, a lingering stress fracture on his shin has seen him out of...

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