Independent Bury website author Nick Holt gives his thoughts
KEY PLAYER: Its hard to pick out a key player at the moment. All our good players have either been sold or have been clogging up the treatment room for the past 2 months. At least the crocked players are coming back now and one of those is Steven Schumacher, our midfield general. He is to us a bit like Gerard is to Liverpool – he’s the heartbeat of the team. He was sub in the last game so he may be ready to start on Saturday, in which case he’ll probably be the key man. Failing that, I’d go with Michael Jones, a winger who’s been one of my personal favourite players for a while. For a winger he’s not especially quick but he’s really skilful and talented and can score too.
PREDICTION: I’m going for a 1-1 draw. We lost at Leyton Orient last Saturday and I think we’ll go one better this time round. Bury’s scorer will be David Worrall.
BIG STEVE SPANGLER
TFTSE regular and AFC Bournemouth old boy offers his thoughts for the game
I will sit at home until about 2pm when my mate will pick me up after work, drive to his house and get his wife to drive us to the ground for a couple of pints of kangaroo’s piss. My favourite swear word for this match is going to be ‘what a twat’.
PREDICTION: Will we win, I have no idea, but by the law of averages a home win has to finally be on the cards. Symes will surely score, Thomas won’t and its time for Pugh to get one. 3-1
Bournemouth 18 | Draws 8 | Bury 13
Bournemouth 1 – 2 Bury
Football League One | Sat 16 Jan 2010
AFCB scorers: Brett Pitman (90)
LAST CHERRIES WIN
Bury 0 – 3 Bournemouth
Football League One | Sat 08 Aug 2009
AFCB scorers: Brett Pitman (17), Anton Robinson (39), Mark Molesley (50)
Bournemouth 4 – 0 Bury
Football League One | Tue 11 Feb 1992
Lee Bradbury told the Daily Echo:
“We need to win our home games. We had a great home record last season and it was one of the best in the division until towards the end of the season. We need to get that in force again and, if we can do that and keep picking up points away from home, we will be there or thereabouts come the end of the season. It is about getting consistency.
“We have lost one in seven and that is a good record. We deserved something from the game we lost against Hartlepool. We are taking really positive steps at this moment in time. We just need to get that elusive win at home.”