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Howe: "Ref made the right call"

Eddie Howe believes the referee made the ‘right call’ by deciding to postpone this afternoon’s FA Cup tie against Burton Albion.

The pitch at the Goldsands Stadium was deemed to be unplayable following heavy rain over the last 24 hours, meaning the two clubs will have to wait to play for a place in the next round.

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Howe keen to give youngsters a chance

Eddie Howe is hopeful the Cherries can maintain their tradition of developing homegrown players.

Howe played an instrumental role in the careers of Brett Pitman, Josh McQuoid and Danny Ings, as well as promoting Sam Matthews to the first team squad in the summer.

“In an ideal world, the youth team would be your first port of call if you had an injury or a suspension,” he told

“I would love to see us produce players like we did in days gone by. Back when we were in League Two and League One, people like Brett Pitman and Danny Ings were the lifeblood of the team.

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Howe: McQuoid has a part to play

Eddie Howe believes Josh McQuoid is capable of playing an important role for the Cherries in the second half of the season.

McQuoid was included in Howe’s squad on two occasions at the beginning of September, but is yet to make a competitive appearance.

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Positive approach key for MacDonald

Shaun MacDonald insists the Cherries must remain positive ahead of this weekend’s game at Reading.

The Cherries were beaten by Queens Park Rangers last night, but the Wales midfielder saw more enough encouraging signs in their performance to suggest their fortunes would soon change.

“I don’t think 3-0 was a fair reflection of the game and it is frustrating because I think we were the better side in the first 30 minutes,” he told

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3-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers...

Andrew Surman believes the 3-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers wasn’t a fair reflection on the Cherries’ performance at Loftus Road.

The visitors created some good chances in west London, but returned to the south coast empty handed after some ruthless finishing earned the R’s all three points.

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Matt Ritchie to play Derby County in tomorrow's match

Eddie Howe has confirmed that Matt Ritchie will be in the squad to face Derby County at the Goldsands Stadium tomorrow.

Ritchie made his first appearance since the start of pre-season in a friendly against Reading on Wednesday, impressing Howe during in a 60 minute run out.

“He came through it well and I thought he was excellent in the game,”
he told Hot Radio.

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Optimism About Under-21 Cup Tie Against Plymouth

Stephen Purches spoke optimistically about the Cherries’ stand against Plymouth Pilgrims at the Goldsands Stadium that will happen at 2pm today. The event, which is free-to-enter, marks the qualifier for the foundational Under-21 Cup Run.

Steve Fletcher Earth Chapter Project

Cherries Legend Fletcher Gets Behind Earth Chapter Project

Cherries legend Steve Fletcher lent his support to new local primary school project Earth Charter, which teaches pupils about the importance of respecting the environment.

More than 400 children attended the event, which was hosted at the Avonbourne and Harewood Colleges and supported by the Green Goals initiative.

The day began with workshops and pupils making cakes and crafts with fair trade products and other sustainable and eco-friendly items.

AFC Bournemouth and C4L

Cherries Target Internet Safety for Youngsters

AFC Bournemouth has joined forces with leading data centre and connectivity solution provider C4L to provide Connect With Care, a community project based upon internet safety for children.

The scheme, which will last for 40 weeks, will run throughout the entire academic year and look to educate both children and parents about potential dangers when using the internet and to increase awareness around
online safety.

The key facts and points surrounding children and internet dangers will be delivered through football drills and activities, while parents will be taught about the restrictions and parental control measures available when dealing with the children’s mobile phones and iPads.

Real Madrid to play AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth to Host Real Madrid in Friendly

AFC Bournemouth will host Spanish giants Real Madrid in a celebratory exhibition match on Sunday 21st July.

Kicking off at 7.45pm, Real Madrid superstars Mesut Özil, Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo will grace the Goldsands Stadium for a one of a kind game against
the Cherries.

Junior Cherries at Dean Court

Junior Cherries Members to Join Team on the Road Next Season

Junior Cherries members will be leading Eddie Howe’s team out at some of the most famous grounds in English football next season thanks to the young supporter club’s
new competition.

One member will be chosen every two weeks to walk out with captain Tommy Elphick at stadiums including Elland Road, Hillsborough and the
Madjeski Stadium

The regular competition will be run in the matchday programme, as well as on the club’s website and Twitter and Facebook pages, with the chance to be mascot for the trip to Watford on Saturday 10th August up for grabs first.

Rockley Park Back Cherries’ Bid

Rockley Park Back Cherries’ Bid to Inspire Youngsters

The AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust has teamed up with seaside holiday destination Rockley Park to inspire local youngsters to get involved in sport.

The Trust will work alongside the Dorset-based holiday park to reach children at 12 different schools in the Poole and Hamworthy area.

Pupils will enjoy multi-sport sessions, which underline the health and social benefits of an active lifestyle, from experienced and qualified coaches.


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