AFC Bournemouth


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 are on the verge of signing Brentford defender Chris Mepham. The Wales international is having a medical at the Premier League side after Brentford accepted an offer believed to be in the region of £12m. Mepham can play centre-back or right-back and has made 48 appearances in for the Bees. His arrival at …

AFC Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has joined Rangers on an 18-month loan deal. The 36-year-old will remain with the Scottish Premiership club until the summer of 2020, although the Cherries have the option to recall him in either July 2019 or January 2020. The England international joined Bournemouth in July 2017 and has made 34 …

AFC Bournemouth have completed the signing of England international striker Dominic Solanke on a long-term contract. The 21-year-old arrives from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee rumoured to be worth in the region of £19 million. Solanke began his career at Chelsea before joining Liverpool in July 2017 and made his senior England debut against Brazil …

AFC Bournemouth have recalled American midfielder Emerson Hyndman from a loan spell at Scottish club Hibernian. The 22-year-old had been on a six-month deal at Easter Road, but Bournemouth have decided not to extend it as they want him back due to injuries. Hyndman, who has a contract with the Cherries until 2010, has made …

AFC BOURNEMOUTH defender Simon Francis is facing up to nine months out of the game after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. It is a similar injury to the one suffered early this month by midfielder Lewis Cook. Club captain Francis, 33, was stretchered off during Wednesday’s 5-0 defeat by Tottenham at …