Pass masters will fight it out when Bournemouth face Swansea
Nov18

Pass masters will fight it out when Bournemouth face Swansea

This week AFC Bournemouth will travel to Swansea to play the Welsh team at the Liberty Stadium. As a spectacle, the match should be one of the most inviting to watch in the Premier League with two strong passing sides trying to impose their dominance on the pitch, yet the pressure of finding points hard to come by may mean that both teams have to play with some caution on what could become a tense occasion. Both Garry Monk and Eddie...

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Premier League proving to be relentless for Bournemouth
Nov04

Premier League proving to be relentless for Bournemouth

Having succumbed to two 5-1 defeats in a row, followed by a derby defeat to Southampton, you can’t blame Eddie Howe for wondering where he could get some rest bite for his team. While the Man City was a lesson that the Cherries hoped to learn quickly from, the following defeat against Tottenham at home is what has suddenly put what AFC Bournemouth are trying to achieve this season into perspective. It is okay for us fans to keep going...

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Is Harry Arter Eddie Howe’s best ever Bournemouth signing?
Oct21

Is Harry Arter Eddie Howe’s best ever Bournemouth signing?

Eddie Howe has made some great purchases during his two spells at AFC Bournemouth as manager. He has needed to find players to fill holes when the club could hardly field a team, let alone a full substitutes’ bench back in 2008-09. And with transfer embargoes and limited funds, he has learnt to get by and to ask more of his players to fill different roles at times when injuries demanded. It’s a quality that is already being...

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Bournemouth’s King and Murray partnership shows promise
Oct07

Bournemouth’s King and Murray partnership shows promise

The focus at the Cherries over the past few weeks of the Premier League season has been mainly about the individual scoring abilities of Callum Wilson. There is no excuse for that as he is a special player, and he will surely be missed for several months following his injury but, while Bournemouth’s attack has had to change, the choice Eddie Howe made to play Josh King and Glenn Murray in the first match after Wilson’s absence is one...

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Long-term injuries won’t slow Bournemouth down
Sep23

Long-term injuries won’t slow Bournemouth down

The Cherries will be pleased to see the back of September. While the start to their season has been fairly good, there is much regret that there will be some £15 million of talent now sidelined for six to nine months at best as Max Gradel and Tyrone Mings sustained cruciate ligament injuries in AFC Bournemouth’s last game before the international break against Leicester City. What is going to be the impact of these player casualties...

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Play it safe? Not this Bournemouth team
Sep10

Play it safe? Not this Bournemouth team

When a little team from the south coast popped its head up into the Premier League, there were many who scoffed at the idea that they might take on the established teams and come out on top. It is easy to knock the underdog and not like something new, but any football fans with those thoughts have not noticed that Eddie Howe has been creating something rather special down at the Vitality Stadium. This is a football coach that lives...

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