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Pre-season Underway

The Cherries' preparations for the Championship season got properly underway in earnest this weekend, with both the first team and development squad involved in their opening friendlies. Fresh from a summer training camp in Germany and Switzerland, the first team took to the field in Horgen for a match against FC Zurich on Friday night. Fielding two different teams and a handful of trialists, ....

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Summer Arrivals

Paul Groves and AFCB have been especially active in the Transfer market this summer. Here's a brief run-down of the new acquisitions across the Cherries squad. Defenders Miles Addison - Highly-rated Derby County player who was unfortunate not to make the grade at the higher level before being lent out to Dean Court last season. Returning as a permanent player, fans will have high hopes that ....

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Countdown To The New Season

Three days and counting. The new season approaches for the whole of the Football League, with next weekend seeing the first of the league fixtures played. Before that, there's competitive action back as the Capital One (League) Cup gets underway midweek. Pre-season largely done and dusted, it's time for the more serious stuff to get underway. The Cherries will be setting out on their 2012-13 ....

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The Stability Conundrum

Not for the first time in the last few years, AFC Bournemouth find themselves at a cross-roads. The decisions that are made over the summer coming will undoubtedly have long-lasting and very real affects on the future of the football club. Looking to the squad, potential transfers, the development of youth within the squad and the management situation, things could realistically turn either way ....

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View From The Tree Website

The View from the Tree website has been a project on the back-burner for a little while now due to personal commitments.  I will be endeavouring to bring match reports and news from the game at Scunthorpe next weekend, and the final home game of the season against Preston North End. During the summer, the site will be properly updated preparing for the coming season. Please come back for ....

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Four Days To Go...

And so the final countdown begins to the start of the Football League season. In just four days time, the very cream of the League One crop will be taking to the field for the first time in the 46-game marathon laid in front of them. And the Cherries get their campaign underway too!With so little time left to prepare, the papers have been full of conjecture about possible transfer news, and excited players telling their story about the coming year. Understandably, the majority of interviewed ....

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Cherries Look To Send Home Bradford With Poultry Reward

The Cherries welcome mid-table battlers Bradford City to Dean Court this Saturday (3 April) with expectations high on both sides of the field of a result. The visitors have enjoyed something of a resurgence in the light of the arrival of Peter Taylor as manager. Recent successes have included a 2-1 win at Rotherham, a 3-1 triumph at Rochdale and an impressive point against Notts County. Despite that, the visiting side are still blighted by a great inconsistency in their results that their new ....

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Embargo To Remain

The embargo applied by the Football League on AFC Bournemouth is set to remain in place for the foreseeable future, preventing signings in the January transfer window. Who would possibly have thought that? Chairman Eddie Mitchell, speaking to the Bournemouth Daily Echo, had this to say of the whole sorry affair, having been turned down the opportunity to loan somebody else in to patch over the ....

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Football League Goal Of 2009

The voting begins...The club's official website has today publicised the Football League/Mitre Goal of the Year 2009, with your chance to vote for one of four goals as the best of 2009. So to nominate one of the following as your goal of 2009, and give one of our players a chance at being presented an award in 2010, please see the instructions on the official site, Mark Molesley v Dagenham & Redbridge, 24 February 2009- Brett Pitman v Exeter City, 10 March 2009- Brett ....

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Players To Depart???

Five months into one of the jammiest, but most prolific seasons in the club's history and now we're all on tenterhooks once again. Not for the first time, we're subject to an embargo preventing incoming player transactions, and with the constant threat of the big fish in the pond pilfering the young talent on show, there's more than a few concerned parties at Dean Court at the moment. After all, ....

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So What Next???

Everything is starting to take shape for the 2009-10 Football League Two season, with the past season now a cherished memory and under six weeks til the players are back in the swing of things in preparation for the next assault on the lowest tier of League football. The twenty-four teams competing look to have been established (barring catastrophe), with Torquay United and Shrewsbury Town the ....

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Next Few Months Begin To Shape Up

The summer of AFCB seems to be shaping up nicely, with the last few days bringing the announcement of the club's pre-season schedule, Eddie Howe's realistic expectations of squad size and player availability, and a deal to keep the club playing at Dean Court.Perhaps the most significant news was broken on Wednesday, when chairman Paul Baker announced that AFC Bournemouth and Structadene (the ....

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Great Escape 09 Review: September 08

The month of September brought a new manager and new promise to Dean Court. With a number of players coming and going in the wake of Kevin Bond's departure, Jimmy Quinn's arrival was tipped to bring the club a change of fortunes. A relative unknown quantity when it came to football League management, the side's performances in September brought a great deal of promise.A single goal reversal ....

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Deal For The Club Inching Closer?

It may be the same old bluster, but there could be some light at the end of the tunnel in the ownership equation. Paul Baker has again spoken with local newspaper, the Daily Echo, indicating that he is hopeful of getting an agreement in the next week or so.The Cherries Chairman is quoted as saying,“The first bid has come back and is keen to press on with it as soon as possible but I’m ....

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Great Escape 09 Review: August 08

There was little indication of what was to come for the Cherries at the start of the 2008/09 campaign. With the club having narrowly avoided the worst possible of outcomes at the last in the Summer, Kevin Bond and his troops would take a 17 point deduction.In a summer blighted by the financial mire off the field, Bond's hopes of assembling a strong team to lead the club into the campaign ....

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The Great Big Afcb Rumour Mill

Every summer there's rumour aplenty surrounding every club as their season finishes. At AFCB, we are no different. View from the Tree takes a look at the hottest tips and latest gibberish coming from around the media.Popular left-back Rhoys Wiggins is being tipped to hook back up with the team in 2009-10. Despite being offered a new contract at Crystal Palace that would mean a transfer and ....

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Summer Dreams...

It's that time of year again.The summer is here, we're still around (albeit only just), we're a League team (likewise) and the furore of the Play-offs and Cup Finals await for the fans of those teams that can consider this term a real success. Not to say that this season can be written off completely as a fan of the Cherries. After all, avoiding relegation to the non-league ranks can only be considered as a triumph for the men that guided us there. However, you can't help feeling that despite ....

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Medicine Administered...

After a whopping six months under the control of Begbies Traynor as administrators, AFCB are officially operated by Sport-6 as of Friday afternoon. In a farewell press conference, Gerald Krasner revealed that the club had formally exited administration and a report has been issued on the club's financial position throughout their prolonged stay of execution. The terms under which the Football ....

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Cherries Set To Accept 17 Point Penalty

After a summer of wrangling, the wait for the future of AFC Bournemouth to be decided appears to be over. The Football League have made their offer to the club on the terms they require to be met in exchange for the club's league membership. With that set at seventeen points, the club will certainly face an uphill struggle in the coming season in League Two, but there will be few complaints from ....

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Fate Decided Today???

The Football League are to meet today to decide the Cherries' fate ahead of the upcoming League Two campaign. With Rotherham and Luton already in possession of the Football League share in their clubs' participation in a league season that is set to get underway on Saturday, only the South coast side are left in limbo. Following a summer of much change and toil behind the scenes, it now remains ....

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Club Taking Shape?

After months of bickering, a period of administration that has left people head-scratching at what else can go wrong, and a summer that has seen key players head for pastures new, you could be forgiven for wanting to pack up and go home. The life of a League Two football fan is stressful enough without the impending threat of closure and only twelve first-team players. But while the summer has ....

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Six More Weeks?

In his first public statement for over a month, Cherries administrator Gerald Krasner has today revealed that the club could remain in administration for up to six more weeks. In an interview with the Bournemouth Daily Echo, the unpopular figure revealed the full extent of the delay the club would likely face, and confirmed that not all of the paperwork was yet in place for Jeff Mostyn's takeover ....

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2008/09 Fixtures Released

The Football League today released fixtures for the 2008/09 season, handing the Cherries a first-day battle with fellow relegation sufferers Gillingham. Key fixtures for many will be the bank-holiday games, this year providing Brentford on Boxing Day at the recently adapted Griffin Park. The Middlesex side will also be the opposition on Easter Bank Holiday in April 2009. As in previous years, ....

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Vokes Departs - Clouds Gathering?

It's official. After months of speculation, Sam Vokes has found himself a club that can offer him the kind of opportunities that his undoubted talent truly deserve. Wolverhampton Wanderers provide the Wales U21 international with a first chance to test himself at Championship level, and the nineteen year old will certainly be looking forward to the challenge. He had this to say to local ....

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Steve Sly Talks To Derek Timoney

I have had contact from Steve over the last two days today he gave me a full update of the current position. Firstly the club has a new Chief Executive in waiting. The Chief Exec was described as being dynamic with a huge variety of skills and has worked at the highest level and will help to regenerate the finances at Afcb. He is presently working behind the scenes helping out in negotiations ....

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