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A selection of the latest AFC news and blog posts.
Jermain Defoe OBE misses training for Royal appointment Jermain Defoe missed training with AFC Bournemouth last week. The former England striker was not involved with the rest of the squad at Kings Park, instead, he had an appointment with a future King at Buckingham Palace. Defoe was at Buckingham Palace to collect the "Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" from Prince Charles.
Adam Smith: Bournemouth defender out for three months Bournemouth defender Adam Smith is out for up to three months after undergoing surgery to repair cartilage damage on his right knee.
Cherries confirm Smith absence Bournemouth have confirmed that Adam Smith's knee injury will keep him sidelined for up to three months.
Update given on Smith injury AFC Bournemouth defender Adam Smith will be sidelined for up to three months by a knee injury sustained earlier this month.
Bournemouth Defender Adam Smith Ruled Out for 3 Months After Suffering Knee Cartilage Tear Bournemouth have confirmed that full-back Adam Smith will miss around three months of action after sustaining a knee injury in the Cherries defeat to Newcastle earlier this month.
Mourinho set for more centre-half woe as Chelsea trigger £40m clause Chelsea are ready to thwart Manchester United's hopes of signing a Bournemouth star by triggering a buy-back clause, a report claims. Mourinho is expected to make a January move for a new centre-back, having missed out on a number of targets over the summer, and Nathan Ake is said to be on his radar.
Will Ibe squander his chance whilst picking up a nice pay cheque? When Jordon Ibe made the switch from Liverpool to AFC Bournemouth in July 2016 for a reported fee of £15million, the winger became the Cherries club record signing. Over the past two and a half years that tag has since been passed on to Nathan Ake and more recently Jefferson Lerma.
Cherries fears renewed defender interest Bournemouth fear Chelsea could be ready to trigger a £40million buy-back clause to re-sign Cherries defender Nathan Ake.
Simpson called into England U21s fold AFC Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson has been called up to the England under-21s squad for the first time.
AFC Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson called into England U21s squad in Denmark Young Lions head coach Aidy Boothroyd has handed AFC Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson his first call up and he has travelled to Esbjerg to meet up with the squad. England will play the Danes at the Blue Water Arena in Esbjerg on Tuesday 20 November. The match is live on BT Sport 1.
Internationals: Fraser hits first Scotland goal Ryan Fraser got a strong away performance started as he scored his maiden international goal away in Albania for Scotland.
Cherries await Smith diagnosis AFC Bournemouth supporters are still waiting on news regarding Cherries full-back Adam Smith. Smith collapsed during the 2-1 defeat away to Newcastle United on 10th November.
Wilson's England debut and goal reaction During the week, as we all know, AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson wrote his name into the clubs history books. The 26-year-old became the first Cherries player to be named in a full England international starting XI and on 77 minutes, he also became the first AFC Bournemouth player in history to score for England.
Fletcher's role at the Cherries is vital - Howe Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says the new role of loan player manager given to Carl Fletcher at the club is hugely important.
Internationals: Brooks and Ake in action Brooks did however impress throughout the course of the game, creating several chances for both himself and his side. The results means that Ryan Giggs' Wales side miss out on promotion to the Nations League's top tier.
Defoe 'honoured and blessed' Defoe wrote on Instagram: 'Feeling honoured and blessed to receive my OBE today at the Palace.' Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish also officially received his knighthood at the Palace on Friday.
Footballer Jermain Defoe, who grew up in Newham, awarded OBE at Buckingham Palace ceremony Footballer Jermain Defoe, who grew up in Newham, has said he has “amazing” memories of his time with Bradley Lowery, the terminally ill boy he befriended.
Defoe officially collects OBE AFC Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe took time away from training on Friday to collect his OBE from Buckingham Palace.
In photos: Wilson's England debut A selection of the best photos from Callum Wilson's senior England debut.
Wilson in dreamland after debut goal Callum Wilson said his debut for England and his first goal for his country had not yet sunk in after the 3-0 victory over USA at Wembly.
Bournemouth tickets go on sale this weekend Tickets for Wolves’ clash with AFC Bournemouth go on sale this weekend, as Molineux hosts its final Saturday 3pm kick-off of 2018.
AFC Bournemouth sent a brilliant tweet to Callum Wilson after his debut England goal Wilson slotted home at the near post in the 77th minute against the USA, in the process becoming the first Bournemouth player to score for the Three Lions.
Internationals: Dream debut for Wilson Callum Wilson nets on England debut, with Lewis Cook and Alex Dobre also in action on Thursday evening.
Cherries role excites Cooper Shaun Cooper says he is looking forward to the challenge after being appointed Bournemouth Under-21s boss for the rest of the season.
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