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The Cherries journey into the the Premiership for the very first time means that AFC Bournemouth will be mixing with the English elite on level terms every week.
Here we get ready for the upcoming season with a look at AFC Bournemouth’s head to head record, pick the best fans sites for essential info and five to follow, and banter with, on Twitter. We continue the ‘Premier League we’re having a laugh’ series with – CRYSTAL PALACE .
THE LAST TIME WE MET
MAR 04th 1989 – DIVISION 2 (OLD)
CRYSTAL PALACE 2 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 3
The last time AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace were same league buddies was back in the Harry Redknapp years. You know, the most successful time in AFC Bournemouth’s history until Eddie Howe came along.
Surprisingly, AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace have only ever met in the league, 64 times in fact. Back in 1989 the Cherries were top dogs winning both home and away. November 1988 saw the mighty Cherries pull off a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Trevor Aylott and Mark O’Connor. The return fixture in March 1989 saw the Cherries complete a league double as they ran out 3-2 winners. Thank you Crystal Palace, thank you very much. O’Connor was on the scoresheet again along with big John Williams and little Richard Cooke.
Previous to this it was the 1974/75 season when the two teams met, both scoring 4 goals in the home fixtures. The 4-0 victory at Dean Court saw Howard, Goddard (2) and Payne score.
These 4 games make up a small proportion of the 64 games the Cherries played. All the remaining games coming during the 1963/64 season and before with the first match way back in the 1925/26 season. The away fixture in Dec 1925 saw the Cherries lose 3-1, but revenge was ours in the return fixture as the Cherries crushed Palace 6-1.
FIVE FAN SITES
THE PALACE SUPPORTERS WEBSITE – Comprehensive long-running Palace site with archive, messageboard, features, photos and much more
THE BBS – Get the thoughts of the fans on the forum and check out their match predictions
FIVE YEAR PLAN FANZINE – Fanzine and blog for fans of Crystal Palace Football Club
THE EAGLES BEAK – An independent Crystal Palace fan site, by fans for fans
FIVE TO FOLLOW
@CPFC – Official Twitter account of south London-based English Premier League football club, Crystal Palace FC
@PalaceStats – Statistics | Guest Blogs | Match Previews | Match Reports.
@FYPFanzine – Fanzine/podcast/features/Twitter commentary on all things Crystal Palace FC
@CEO4TAG – Chairman Crystal Palace FC, Founder and ex CEO of Tag. Rubbish but enthusiastic amateur racing driver
@RedNBlueArmy1 – Twitter account of Crystal Palace FC fan site