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04.11.2017… Bournemouth (h)…

Newcastle United 0 AFC Bournemouth 1

St. James’ Park… Saturday November 4th… 3pm

Attendance: 52,237

Ticket: £41 – Programme: £3

Not a great afternoon. Things may have been different if we hadn’t had a perfectly good goal disallowed for offside in the first half; a half that we had much the better of…

As the game progressed, and the injuries (Lascelles and Atsu) mounted, Bournemouth gradually took control. Although conceding in injury time never gets any easier, the one positive to be taken from the goal being so late was that the vast majority of the moaners had left early, and missed the opportunity for another whinge…

Anyway, this was the first of our winnable home matches that we haven’t won. It highlighted a few issues that we were already aware of, but it’s hardly a reason to go into meltdown…

International break, then Manchester United away (well, Birmingham v Forest for me). An easy three points to get us back on track… Ditto Blues…

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Pre-Match: Warming Up…

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First Half: A Newcastle Corner…

Newcastle United; Elliot, Yedlin, Lejeune (YC), Lascelles (Clark 55), Manquillo, Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey (YC), Atsu (Murphy 83), Gayle, Joselu (Perez 68)

Not Used; Darlow, Diame, Gamez, Mitrovic

Goals; None

AFC Bournemouth; Begovic, Francis (YC), S.Cook, Ake, Daniels, Ibe (Defoe 77), Arter, Surman (YC), Pugh, King, Wilson (A.Smith 77)

Not Used; Boruc, Gosling, L.Cook, Fraser, Mousset

Goals; S.Cook (90+2)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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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…

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…