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As the season draws ever closer we are getting more and more excited about the fact that we have England international Jermaine Defoe boosting our strikeforce.
Let’s pause there for a moment. An England international striker plays for AFC Bournemouth. That’s a current England international playing for AFC Bournemouth, not one who has retired from international duty and maybe a little past their best 🙂
There have been a few, but not many, AFC Bournemouth players that have represented England. Luther Blisset immediately springs to mind, but his England career was five years in the past when he played for Bournemouth. Who else? Darren Anderton, but again his England career was five years in the past. Jamie Redknapp, was the opposite with his England career five years in the future. Ex-Cherry Phil Boyer even managed one appearance for England when playing for Norwich.
So there haven’t been many, if any. If you know of any (who played for England when playing for AFC Bournemouth) let us know on Twitter (@tftse).
NATURAL BORN GOALSCORER
The man was made to score goals and it all started when he joined AFC Bournemouth on loan back in 2000. He scored 18 goals for us and went on to score a bucketload for West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Toronto FC. His record there was more than a goal a game.
He was a revelation when he joined AFC Bournemouth and we sincerely hope he will be just as good again. As he said recently, Can he score ten in a row again? You never know. Here’s a little reminder of exactly how good he was the first time round.