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Premier League Carnival Arrives At Dean Court

And so here we go... The Premier League carnival comes to town this weekend for the very first time, with Aston Villa the visiting side. Preparations are complete behind the scenes (on the pitch at least) and the curtain raises on top flight football in Bournemouth.For the majority of us, it is the day that we felt would never likely happen. Top flight football at Dean Court will be a reality as Tim Sherwood's side come down from the midlands to face the first eleven selected by Eddie Howe as ....


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Is This Really Happening?

2015-2016: AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League. I'll let that sink in for a few more minutes...This doesn't seem real. Even given all the things that have gone in our favour over the last few years, this was always something that was never remotely anticipated. Of course, the fat lady hasn't quite sung yet - although she's definitely taken a very deep breath. A goal difference that seems ....


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From The Real Friendly To The Real Thing...

For fans of AFC Bournemouth, the waiting is finally over as the Cherries are set for their first game in the Championship. It's been over twenty years since there was second division football at Dean Court, during which time the league's title has been rebranded twice. Charlton are the first team to visit this time around, and will bring with them a significant following from London.For Eddie ....


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Elliott Ward: The First Summer Signing

"He put together a DVD for me to show how the club wanted to play and I liked what I saw. He is the only manager who has ever done that so I was really impressed. He was keen to show me how the team played and a bit about the lads. The DVD highlighted how they worked and showed some of the goals from last season. It was impressive stuff and I learned a bit more about the club. The meeting with ....


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The Real Deal?

Rarely does the announcement of a pre-season friendly create such a stir across the whole Cherries' fanbase as when the club went to the press with the news that Real Madrid were to visit Dean Court last week. Or for that matter, such ripples emanate from Dean Court across the wider Football League community. Some of the press has been good, other commentary derogatory - but one way or another ....


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Visitors Shaking It Up At Dean Court

The Saturday visitors to Dean Court are Bury FC. Heading down from the Manchester peripheries for what could prove a pivotal game for both sides, this game has a fair amount riding on it.Two dissapointing spells of form mean that the Cherries are fighting for their play-off place at the moment, the start of the season and five game losing spell in the last month or so threatening to de-rail an ....


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Nine To Go - Next Up Stevenage!

The crazy AFC Bournemouth season enters its final phase, starting tonight at Stevenage FC. Hopes are high in the Cherries camp that they can come out of the doldrums inspired by five consecutive league defeats, with a little visit to Hertfordshire the first stop on that journey.There has been nothing but positive noise coming out of the camp this week, Marc Pugh even going as far as stating he ....


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Not All Rover Yet...

Doncaster Rovers visit Dean Court this afternoon looking to extend their advantage at the top of a crowded League One pile. Eddie Howe's side will have other ideas however, with their sight still firmly set on promotion themselves.Things may not have been exactly brilliant at Dean Court over recent weeks. A rapid rise up the table and seemingly endless stream of success has been tempered by four ....


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Cherries Look To Administer Pompey Defeat

The opening league fixture of the season pits the Cherries against recently-relegated Pompey, in what promises to be an interesting (if rare) encounter for the two sides. Whilst the geographical proximity of this match would generally have this considered as a bit of derby game, there is little recent history between the two sides to suggest that this will be significantly different from any ....


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Will Sun Shine On The Cherries In Scunny?

Saturday sees AFC Bournemouth seek to conclude their away days of the 2011-12 season with their only away win since the turn of the year. 2012 has brought contrasting fortunes for the two sides set to take the field at Glanford Park, with the Cherries dropping away from the play-off positions, and the Iron making their League One survival certain with an impressive spell of form. Until the last ....


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A Fresh Start Lies Ahead

The new season is nearly upon us, with Football League teams up and down the country preparing their teams for their final pre-season friendlies. With just 12 days to the new season, viewfromthetree.co.uk takes a look at how AFCB's preparations are taking shape, and the side for the coming year as it stands.Pre-season is rarely an especially exciting time on the football front. Meaningless ....


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And So The Season Begins

The moment we have all been waiting for looms large, with the big kick off to the Football League season now only hours away. For the Cherries, this Saturday sees the side head to the Valley to take on a Charlton Athletic team that narrowly missed out on promotion back to the Championship last term. They will be determined to put that right this time around, even without the services of their ....


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The League One Return Approacheth...

2010-11 sees the return of AFCB to a league that over the last 70 years has effectively been their own. The third tier of English football will once again be graced by a Bournemouth team, after their longest period of absence (two years) in nearly three decades. Indeed, in its various guises, the Bournemouth club has been playing at Division Three/Two/One level for all bar 11 years in its 87-year ....


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And After Another Unforeseen Breather...

Bury are in town this Saturday at Dean Court, as Eddie Howe and his troops attempt to put their season back on track after the 2-0 reversal against Northampton. The extra week's rest could prove invaluable for the side, as the team try to work on their problems from last time out and recover physically for what may prove to be an important match in the push for promotion to League One.It hasn't ....


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The Big Kick-off Approaches

And, lo, the season doth approacheth. Football League action gets underway this weekend with the big kick-off to the new campaign. For Eddie Howe's men it is a leap into another 49+ matches of blood, sweat, tears, elation and derision, plus all in between. And it starts in the Manchester satellite of Bury.After yet another summer of uncertainty, it is a tiny squad that lines up for the opening ....


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Comings, Goings And The Grecians...

This weekend sees last year's Conference play-off winners Exeter City visit Dean Court for the first time in over five years. It has been a tale of mixed fortunes for the two sides since the last meeting between them, with the Grecians having spent a number of years recovering from relegation from the Football League. In contrast, the Cherries spent five years back in the second tier of the ....


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Cherries Out To Ruin Shots' First Home League Game

This afternoon, AFC Bournemouth head to the Recreation Ground in Aldershot to open their League Two away account for the season. Still some 16 points adrift of achieving parity with the starting point for the rest of the league, the Cherries head into the game knowing full well the starkness of the task ahead of them. Last week's 1-1 draw with Gillingham, somewhat fortuitously gained despite the ....


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Bluebirds In Town

2008 FA Cup finalists Cardiff City visit Dean Court tonight in the First Round of the League Cup. The South Wales side may well view this competition as their best chance of emulating last year's visit to Wembley, and will expected to find the Cherries fairly simple opposition to progress against. Bournemouth head into the game as distinct underdogs against Championship opposition who last ....


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Season 08/09 Gets Underway

Finally, the wait is over. Safe in the knowledge that their campaign will be tainted from the word 'go' by a 17-point deduction imposed by the Football League for failing to agree a CVA, the Cherries will head out onto the Dean Court turf this afternoon to face fellow relegation sufferers Gillingham (3pm). Kevin Bond enters the new campaign with a much changed squad from that which brought the ....


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All Yeovil Bar The Shouting...

In many ways, this Saturday's game at Dean Court should be one where we can all take stock and relax. For failure to win this game will make relegation more of a certainty than ever before. Despite a reasonable spell of form in mid-season we've slipped back to our old ways, aided and abetted by some dubious tactics and another batch of injuries. The visit of our most local opposition presents us ....


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Pushing The Boundaries...

Here’s the moment everyone’s been looking forward to… the five hour journey to Oldham on a Tuesday night! Who ever sits and plans these things up at Football League headquarters deserves a right dressing down if they believe that fans should be expected to travel 250 miles to watch their team mid-week. Sometimes they may have no choice, but with this being our second ....


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On The Road To Ell

Well, here comes the moment that many of our fans have looked forward to for a good while. A first visit to Elland Road in an adult lifetime, a competitive league game against a side on the verge of the play-offs and a reputation that precedes them. It can only mean we're going to Leeds. With the vistors having recently acquired Dougie Freedman, and a squad of well-established league players, ....


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Leeds Fans Ahead Of Elland Road Clash

Leeds United Fans Online site editor Peewee1983 brings us his opinions ahead of the game at Elland Road this afternoon. No-one can argue about our phenomenal start to the season, we were scoring for fun. Despite the appearance from outsiders being that we were mauling all the teams that came in our way, I can assure you we have never looked that good. Leeds are the fittest team ....


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Ahead Of The Monkey Hangers' Visit...

Today really is a massive game for AFCB. WIth the end of the season looming large and the clubs in League One frantically scrambling around trying to secure the points they need to reach their goal for the year, the pressure is rising on Kevin Bond's troops ahead of the run-in. With our opponents finding themselves closing in on a struggle at the wrong end of the table themselves, there's a lot ....


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A Hartlepool Perspective

In an exchange of opinions about our own sides, here are the thoughts of the editor at Eight Minutes, Hartlepool's Fans Online site, ahead of this weekend's vital fixture against their side. After a bright start to the season Pools have slipped down the table. With early results going very well we looked like real play off contenders. A 4-2 win at Leyton Orient and 4-1 win against Oldham ....


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