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22.08.2017… Bournemouth (h)…

Birmingham City 1 AFC Bournemouth 2

St. Andrew’s… Tuesday August 22nd… 7.45pm

Attendance: 8,245

Ticket: £15 – Programme: £2

Carabao, Thailand’s second most popular energy drink (according to Wikipedia), and the latest sponsors of the League Cup…

Birmingham let a 1-0 half-time lead slip, a lead which could have been two were it not for a specatuclar goal line clearance from Tyrone Mings. But Bournemouth’s had first half chances too, Thomas Kuszczak being forced into action on a number of occasions…

Into the second half though, and the extra class told…

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First Half: Birmingham Take The Lead…

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Second Half: A Rare Birmingham Attack…

Birmingham City; Kuszczak, Nsue (Harding 23), Roberts, Shotton, Grounds, Bramall (Robinson 78), Davis, Kieftenbeld, Gleeson, Maghoma, Vassell (Jutkiewicz 46)

Not Used; Stockdale, Tesche, Gardner, Cotterill

Goals; Kieftenbeld (11)

AFC Bournemouth; Boruc, Smith, S Cook, Mings, Smith, Fraser, L Cook, Gosling, Pugh, Defoe, Mousset

Not Used; Ramsdale, Ake, Mahoney, Hyndman, Afobe, Ibe, Simpson

Goals; Fraser (46), Pugh (68)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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05.03.2016… Bournemouth (h)…

Newcastle United 1 AFC Bournemouth 3

St. James’ Park… Saturday March 5th… 3pm

Attendance: 52,107

Ticket: £33 – Programme: £3

It’s the Wednesday after, Steve McClaren’s still in charge and I’ve pretty much accepted our fate…

What can you say? I guess that the reality is that our away finally followed us back to St. James’ Park. Today was a chance for our home support to witness the level of commitment from out team what the away following have been enduring for the last two years…

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Pre-Match: Outside St. James’…

I’m not going to dwell on the game. Bournemouth were by far the better side, although they didn’t really have to do a lot. In essence, they just waited for us to run out of ideas, give them the ball back and then capitalised on it…

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Second Half: 3-1 Down, and a Half-Empty Stadium…

Conclusions? We’re going down, or maybe we’re not, but in reality, who really cares? This was just another reminder that the whole club is broken, that we’re supporting a memory…

But football goes on, so I do to. Next weekend is going to be a ‘title chaser v relegation contender’ special. I’m off to Villa Park on Sunday for Aston Villa v Spurs, then it’s the King Power on Monday night for the next instalment in this car crash of a season…

Newcastle United; Elliot, Janmaat, Taylor, Lascelles, Dummett (Anita 31), Shelvey, Colback, Sissoko (Aaarons 69), Wijnaldum, Pérez (YC), Riviere (Mitrovic 45)

Not Used; Gouffran, Saivet, Darlow, Doumbia

Goals; Pérez (80)

AFC Bournemouth; Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook (YC), Daniels, Richie (Distin 90), Gosling (YC), Surman, Gradel (Pugh 61), Afobe (Grabban 69), King

Not Used; Elphick, Federici, Murray, O’Kane

Goals; Taylor (o.g. 28), King (70), Daniels (90+2)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…