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AFC Bournemouth has just let six of its players go. Sylvain Distin was the big name to depart, along with Josh Carmichael, Josh Wakefield, Mason Walsh, Jon Muleba and Stephan Zubar.
Zubar hasn’t played for AFC Bournemouth since the days when we were a League One team. So what has been doing for the last 4 years? He’s been keeping League One and League Two company.
He played for Bury on loan in 2012/13 managing six games and no goals. But he was hardly a prolific goalscorer like Cook. He then went on to play for Port Vale in 2014/15 managing three appearances and no goals. The same season he headed to League Two with York City managing 25 appearances and 2 goals. He managed another 4 appearances in 2015/16 before getting injured and returning to the Cherries for treatment.
Zubar hasn’t played for AFC Bournemouth since the days when we were a League One team. So what has been doing for the last 4 years?
Zubar signed a new three and a half year contract in February 2012. Keeping him at the Cherries until 2015. When, amazingly, he got a year extension, thanks to a clause in his contract should AFC Bournemouth ever get to the Premier League. Did he really believe that Lee Bradbury was going to take us to the Premier League. Perhaps he knew that Maxim Denim had money and he was going to spend it. Perhaps he is smarter than we think.
We at TFTSE always rated Zubar, we thought that he was set to become a first team regular. This is what we said back in 2012 ‘How this man does not get in the team ahead of Addison is beyond us. He is quick and has Championship experience, the sort of defender we need in the team. He should stay and be made a first-team regular.’ Remember him, Miles Addison, he had the turning circle of an oil tanker.
But it seems we were wrong, but we weren’t wrong about him being better than Miles Addison were we. Wonder where he is now?