Match Preview: Notts County (H) 14.01.2012

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Notts. County face a trip to Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 31 games played, Magpies have recorded 8 wins, and Bournemouth have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2010, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3 – 3 draw in a League One match.

PREDICTION: FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Cherries, as the Magpies have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

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TFTSE regular and AFC Bournemouth old boy offers his thoughts for the game

I thought I might do something different for a change and really push the boat out and go to a different pub before the game. I probably won’t so instead I am going to try a drink that I have never drunk before and I’m not talking Babycham or Cinzano, tried those in the 80’s. I was thinking maybe a Bailey’s and vodka mix topped off with a Stella, who knows. I think I may forego the usual option of a swear word and think of something to bait Mr Hughes with, but he’s so thick-skinned, or stupid, it wont make any difference.

PREDICTION: Games against Notts County usually fall in favour of the northem team, but there have been some great draws. Goulding scoring in injury time to get a draw away from home. And, of course the 3-3 game at Dean Court, but we shall say no more. It’s time for fortunes to change, 3-1 to Bournemouth and Lee Hughes to score and then break a leg.

Bournemouth 26 | Draws 12 | Notts Co 21


Notts Co 3 – 1 Bournemouth

Football League One | Sat 03 Sep 2011

AFCB scorers: Marc Pugh (71)

Notts Co 0 – 2 Bournemouth

Football League One | Sat 16 Apr 2011

AFCB scorers: Anton Robinson (67), Danny Ings (77)

Notts Co 3 – 1 Bournemouth

FA Cup | Tue 14 Dec 2010

AFCB scorers: Steve Fletcher (84)

Bournemouth 3 – 3 Notts Co

Football League One | Sat 28 Aug 2010

AFCB scorers: Josh McQuoid (3, 25) Anton Robinson (28)

Notts Co 2 – 2 Bournemouth

Football League Two | Mon 15 Mar 2010

AFCB scorers: Brett Pitman (50), Jeff Goulding (90)


Bournemouth 3 – 0 Notts Co

English Division 3 (old) | Sat 24 Jan 1987


Notts Co 1 – 3 Bournemouth

English Division 3 (old) | Sat 14 Mar 1964

Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury:

“We have played County regularly in recent seasons and we always have good and competitive matches against them. They won away at a Championship side last weekend, so they are going to be full of confidence. They had a dip in form before that, but have recovered well. We know it’s a game we have to start well because with Martin Allen in charge, you know that we will face a very committed team, but that’s what I have as well as we proved at Walsall. We have a few players back in training and we will have to see how they settle down, but it looks as if we have some good options for the game.”

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