Build-Up To The Season – AFC Bournmouth

Team: AFC Bournmouth

Nickname: The Cherries

Founded: 1899

Manager: Eddie Howe

Stadium Name: Dean Court/Vitality Stadium

Stadium Capacity: 11,464

Major Honours: (1) Second Divison Title, (1) Third Division Title, (1) Football League Trophy

Main Rivals: Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, Yeovil, Reading

Biggest Win v Brighton: 6-1 (February 1949)

Biggest Defeat v Brighton: 6-0 (April 1934)

Last Meeting: Brighton 0-2 AFC Bournmouth (10/4/15)

When Do They Play Brighton: Vitality Stadium (Sep 15th 2017); AMEX Stadium (Jan 1st 2018)

 

Players To Watch:

Goalkeeper: Asmir Begovic

Defender: Simon Francis

Midfielder: Lewis Cook

Striker: Jermain Defoe

 

After their excellent first season in the Premier League, Bournemouth were looking to kick on and establish themselves as a long-term club within the English top flight. After a shaky start to the campaign, with 2 wins in the first 11 games, they secured 3 wins in the next 5 including the thrilling 4-3 win against Liverpool. 1 win in 10 after that saw them looking over their shoulders, but a superb end to their campaign with 2 defeats in their last 12, saw them climb from 14th to 9th.

 

Last Season’s Finish: 9th

Predicted Finish; 10th

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