- SEASONS PAST: BOURNEMOUTH 2 BLACKBURN 1 – 1988
- MATT RITCHIE: Watch Cherries midfielder score his first international goal
- ROTHERHAM 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0: No goals, no points as Cherries 10 points from safety
- AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0 LINCOLN 1: Long balls and few chances litter drab affair
- Wiggins, Hollands & Robinson: Gone but not forgiven 2011
PNE FAN the REV. Keith Borwick reveals his prediction for the upcoming game
KEY PLAYER: Phil Brown…. He has to find the CORRECT FORMATION and PLAYERS TO FIT IT and then Get Their Heads sorted to deliver a Win @ your expense.
The Next KEY Person will be Matt the Physio… If HE can get either (OR BOTH) of Neil Mellor or Iain Hume fit to play you then we will probably win – if he doesn’t we won’t score the two goals we need to beat you (we always concede at least one).
I can say that ‘as of today’, before the Oldham game, not one PNE fan will be able to say with 100% certainty ANY of the 11 that will play against you with the position they will play in (regardless of injuries).
Clark Carlisle is the most likely to play as he hasn’t been dropped yet, Coutts is a 99% certain starter but could be in one of 3 different positions. The REST is anyone’s guess…. We have lots of young players capable of playing in any position within numerous formations, just that none of them has played them well enough, regularly enough, yet for us to have a settled team.
PREDICTION: If you see Mellor & Hume expect to lose – 3 – 1 with both scoring at least 1 each. If neither play then 1 – 1 is the best WE can hope for!
‘BIG’ STEVE SPANGLER
TFTSE regular and AFC Bournemouth old boy offers his thoughts for the game
Once again I will retire to the comfort of my sofa and enjoy the game on the wireless. I will enjoy a nice cup of tea, and probably a mince pie, or two, before dancing around my lounge and shouting very loudly when we score our inevitable away goal. I will then curse and swear, f**k, f**k, f**k, when the opposition score.
PREDICTION: Unbelievably, I got the score for the last game right, that’s twice in the last four games (I think). Obviosuly picking such an obvious scoreline means I am going to get it right sometime. Preston are going reasonably well but apparently a few injuries means they are not on top form. Wes Thomas will socre once again, but this time in the 91st minute to salvage yet another away point. 1-1, of course.
Bournemouth 11 | Draws 1 | Preston 7
Bournemouth 0 – 1 Preston
Football League One | Sat 11Mar 2000
AFCB scorers: None
LAST CHERRIES WIN
Bournemouth 3 – 1 Preston
Football League Div 2 | Tue 26 Jan 1999
AFCB scorers: Jon O’Neil (26), Eddie Howe (54), Mark Stein (64)
Bournemouth 4 – 0 Preston
English League Div 3 | Sat 12Mar 1983
Assistant manager Steve Fletcher told the Echo:
“They are a big club in this division and you would expect them to be in the mix at the end of the season.
“They are a good side and their squad is packed with players who have experience of playing in the Championship. You don`t win seven games in a row in this league without being a good team. That run proved they have got the calibre and ability to be battling for the title.
“They may have had a slight blip in recent weeks but we are anticipating as tough a game as we will have all season. Preston will be determined to get back on track and we must be ready for them.”