Premier League Season Review – AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth: 16th FA Cup: Round Five Capital One Cup: Round Four As Bournemouth came into their first ever season in the English top-flight, there were regular reminders that this particular bow came just six years after narrowly escaping relegation from the Football League itself, amid severe financial difficulties. It is an incredible rise led by the mercurial Eddie Howe, who epitomises the spirit of the club and was always up to the task of preventing an instant return to the Championship. In a rather better financial position these days,…

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Bournemouth vs Man City – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester City will be looking to retain their increasingly slender grip on a Champions League place when they visit a Bournemouth side which will still be harbouring ambitions of a top-half finish. Home boss Eddie Howe will be calling on his team to produce an improvement for this one after they rather went down without a fight in their last match away to title hopefuls Tottenham. Behind within a minute, the Cherries rarely looked capable of mounting a recovery and duly ended up suffering a comprehensive defeat which ended an impressive run…

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Newcastle vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

Newcastle United will be after a much-needed third successive home win as they look to haul themselves out of the drop zone, but may have their work cut out against a Bournemouth side that has travelled well of late. This game marks the beginning of a vital run of fixtures which may play a major part in deciding the Magpies’ fate this season, as meetings with fellow relegation battlers Sunderland and Norwich City lie ahead following a trip to leaders Leicester City. They will be hoping to make the most…

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Sunderland vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

Sunderland will be looking to close the four point gap between themselves and the safety line with a win at home to a Bournemouth side that lies six points and four places above them in the Premier League table. The hosts had to soak up a lot of pressure in the opening 40 minutes of their game last weekend at Tottenham before taking the lead through the in-form Patrick van Aanholt following a rare foray forward. However, they committed the cardinal sin of conceding an avoidable equaliser just moments later and were…

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Bournemouth vs Norwich – Premier League preview and team news

Bournemouth will be hoping to win for the first time in five Premier League matches when they host Norwich City, with both sides intent on extending the gap between themselves and the relegation zone. A strong first half display counted for little for Bournemouth on Tuesday as they slid to a 3-1 defeat at home to West Ham United, proving unable to cope with the quality of Dimitri Payet in particular, with goalkeeper Artur Boruc forced into some fine saves which served to keep the scoreline somewhat respectable. They are…

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