AFC Bournemouth Season Preview: Cherries Look for Top Half Finish

AFC Bournemouth Season Preview: Cherries Look for Top Half Finish

If there’s anything that the Premier League brings apart from a whole new package of drama, delight and despair, then it is the ability to dispel the gloom that football fans are surrounded with during the three month long off-season period. And with the new season just days away from kick-off, it’s time we take a look at what’s coming. Much like any other season, the focus will not and must not be on the big six or the ones …
Analysing Bournemouth's Rumoured Approach for Jermain Defoe

Analysing Bournemouth's Rumoured Approach for Jermain Defoe

In just their second ever top division season Bournemouth finished in the top half of the Premier League, finishing ninth on 46th points, only behind local rivals Southampton on goal difference. After finishing 16th in their first ever season in the Premier League, the Cherries managed to improve on their position in their second season, despite some questionable transfers last summer.  They'll look to consolidate their position as a top half Premier League team this summer and improve on the …
Tottenham v Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham v Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League is approaching the end and this game-week it will resume at White Hart Lane when an in-form Spurs take on Bournemouth in North London on Saturday afternoon. Prelude Spurs have been the best side at home this season. Having won the last 11 matches on the spin at the fabled White Hart Lane, it's natural for Pochettino and his young and vibrant Tottenham to be bouncing with confidence. Their last win came against Watford, an emphatic 4-0 …
Manchester United vs Bournemouth | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Bournemouth | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United are returning to Premier League action for the first time since their EFL Cup triumph and there should be a jubilant atmosphere at Old Trafford to greet them. During recent weeks, Liverpool have dropped points and there is an opportunity for United to put the pressure on them and Arsenal before the late game on Saturday. Those that have watched a lot of Jose Mourinho's side in recent months will consider them as serious contenders for a top …
Are We Looking at a Future Without British Managers?

Are We Looking at a Future Without British Managers?

With the struggles of Gary Neville at Valencia and the sackings of Brendan Rodgers and Garry Monk earlier this season, it begs the question whether a British manager will ever take one of the top jobs in the Premier League again. There are currently only six British managers in the top flight, and they are all managing teams in the bottom half. The last British manager to take a top job was David Moyes, who massively failed at Old Trafford, …
Assessing the New Premier League Managers

Assessing the New Premier League Managers

The three promoted teams Norwich, Watford and Bournemouth have kept their head above water in the first eight games with 8pts, 10pts and 8pts respectively. Leicester are doing well though, on 16pts from nine games. Sanchez-Flores and Claudio Ranieri deserve extra praise as they have come into a new team, a new country, and a new league a mere five months ago and galvanised them overnight (although, of course, Ranieri did manage Chelsea before Mourinho took over the first time). Equally Neil at …
AFC Bournemouth Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

AFC Bournemouth Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Several months after confirming their places in the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League, new boys, Bournemouth, fresh off the back of a championship winning season, entertain Premier League stalwarts, Aston Villa, a side that barely escaped the trap door last time out. The south coast side enter the new campaign with nothing to lose, and will see this home encounter as an excellent opportunity to pick up the first three points of their debut campaign in the top flight. After guiding …
What More do Bournemouth Need This Summer to Stay Up?

What More do Bournemouth Need This Summer to Stay Up?

The television money available to Premier League clubs is going to influence the league in many ways. The signings made by some of the mid-table clubs this summer suggests that the quality will continue to rise, which could increase the gap in ability between Premier League and Championship sides. Every side in the second tier dreams of promotion to allow them to have a piece of the rising financial rewards in the top flight, but once they get there, it …
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