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The Championship 2014/15 - Bournemouth

Club: AFC Bournemouth

Founded: 1890

Nickname: The Cherries

Ground: Dean Court (Capacity: 12,000)

When we face off: Tues 21st October (A), Tues 14th April (H)

Last season finish: 10th - Championship

Manager: Eddie Howe - Without a doubt, Howe is one of the best, young, English coaches in the game at the moment, backed up with a very impressive record in charge of the Cherries, winning over 50% of his games. His short tenure at Burnley didn't really work out, but seems much more settled back home on the south-coast. As much as Bournemouth will want to keep their key players, they will want to keep the Premier League vultures away from their manager.

Key player: Matt Ritchie - The former Swindon man was a thorn in our side in both of the fixtures last season and will continue to be a player to be reckoned with this time around. Ritchie can comfortably play anywhere across the midfield, but proves most effective through the middle in the number ten role, having the vision and passing range to find his team mates, or ability to shoot from long-range.

Season Preview: To come up from League One and finish tenth is a fantastic achievement for Bournemouth and Eddie Howe, but it is now how they continue to build on that good finish. They have not lost any of their key players and have added in the correct areas, bringing in Junior Stanislas and Calum Wilson, two very effective attacking players. If the Cherries bulk up at the defensive end of the field, they could certainly be in contention for the play-off spots.
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Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 24 2014

Time: 6:11PM

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A fair asessment article from a rival web site. . . . . .
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25/07/2014 11:22:00

Good article on us, although Ritchie plays on the right wing and very rarely in the 'number 10'. Also, Yann Kermorgant is arguably our key player now.
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25/07/2014 12:09:00

I'd argue Matt Ritchie's best position is outwide on the wing and cutting inside. Whilst we also have lost Lewis Grabban to Norwich, our top goalscorer from last season with 22 goals.
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25/07/2014 16:51:00

Kermorgant is also very good player, but have been a fan of Ritchie from his Swindon days, surprised how long it took someone to pluck him from League One. Cutting inside from the wing would probably be why I assumed he mainly played in the number ten role.
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