AFC Bournemouth


Although confusion and conjecture continue to reign, the English Football League (EFL) have moved to clarify a number of key points regarding the coronavirus affected 2019-20 season, writes Tom Howe. On Wednesday, the Board met to discuss matters, including the indicative vote taken by League Two clubs and the League One impasse which both came …

Professional clubs in the West Country are gearing up for a return to football in the coming weeks, with an aim to complete the 2019-20 season, writes Andrew Clayton. The outbreak of covid-19 means that a ball has not been kicked in over a month, and despite the government’s decision to extend the national lockdown …

Former Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings has offered children of NHS workers around Bristol the opportunity of free places at his academy, writes Tom Howe. Mings, who was born in Bath and represented the likes of Corsham, Yate and National League South outfit Chippenham before turning professional with Ipswich Town in 2012, has invited youngsters to …

Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, Steve Cook and Adam Smith are amongst those playing a part in a ‘collective initiative’ by Premier League stars to generate funds for the National Health Service. The trio, alongside Cherries team-mates Lewis Cook, Asmir Begovic and Harry Wilson, joined more than 150 top-flight players in posting a statement on social media …

Before Eddie Howe had his dream, on minus 17, as the chant that echoes around Dean Court every other Saturday goes, Bournemouth encountered a pretty nomadic, almost insignificant existence as a club that perpetually wallowed around the third and fourth tiers. Granted there were occasional good times such as the famous FA Cup run of …

JOSHUA KING scored twice as AFC Bournemouth claimed an eye-catching 4-0 home victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night. All Bournemouth’s goals came in the second half and they have increased the pressure on Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. King got the Cherries off the mark in the 47nd minute before he turned provider for 21-year-old David …

BRISTOL City’s ground Ashton Gate will host an England Under-21 fixture in March. The Robins’ home will be the venue for England v Poland under-21s on Thursday, March 21 (7.45pm). Bristol City chief executive Mark Ashton (pictured) said: “We are delighted that England Under-21s are going to be playing at our home ground and it …

AFC Bournemouth have completed the signing of Wales international defender Chris Mepham from Championship side Brentford. The Cherries are believed to have paid around £12m for the 21-year-old centre-back, who has penned a long-term deal at the Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has been tracking the Welshman for a while and is delighted to …