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Youthful England excite Howe… and he's backing them to win the World Cup EDDIE Howe tipped Gareth Southgate to bring home the World Cup and admitted: “England excite me when I watch them now.”.

Cherries linked with £12million bid for Sheffield United's Brooks CHERRIES are rumoured to have made a £12million bid for Sheffield United forward David Brooks.

Seaman ready to make the step up My goal is to push closer towards the first team during the summer and then the new season. There are pre-season games coming up and I'm hoping to get some game time in them. Mainly, pre-season is about improving myself as a player and off the pitch as well.

Matchday recognised by programme awards James Richards from Premier Progs commented further, saying "Bournemouth have been delivering excellent programmes for several years now, and this season deserve special credit for providing extensive coverage of the club's matchday opponents." MATCHDAY will return for the new season with new features and some exciting developments ready for the...

Attacker set for Dean Court departure He has been a fan favourite during his two spells on the south coast, but if reports are accurate, his time at Dean Court is now set to end. SportWitness.co.uk have reported that Maxi Gradel has been a target for French side Toulouse and Galatasaray in Turkey.

Cherries have £10million bid rejected AFC Bournemouth have reportedly had a £10million bid for Brentford defender Chris Mepham. The Wales International has been a long-term target for Cherries manager Eddie Howe, having previously been linked with a move during the January transfer window.

Brentford reject Cherries' approach for Mepham CHAMPIONSHIP outfit Brentford have apparently rejected Cherries' approach for highly-rated defender Chris Mepham.

Chris Mepham: Bournemouth make £10m bid for Wales defender Bournemouth make a £10m bid for Brentford and Wales defender Chris Mepham.

Toulouse edge closer to £3m winger deal The Ivory Coast international shone last season while on loan to the French outfit, heading their scoring charts with 11 in all competitions. L'Equipe claim Gradel is happy to sign a permanent deal with the club after Toulouse came through a relegation play-off to retain their Ligue 1 status.

Cherries announce Real Betis friendly CHERRIES will host Spanish outfit Real Betis in a pre-season friendly in August.

Wilson eyeing fast start The striker has endured a mixed couple of seasons since Bournemouth's promotion to the top flight with injuries stalling his progress. He was unable to train with his team-mates ahead of the 2017-18 campaign due to a knee injury and he had to play catch up when he finally returned to action in October.

Get your 2018/19 away kit now The club's new away shirt brings a brilliant white engineered matt shine stripe fabric to give a clean crisp visual. Delivering a lightweight shirt which can withstand the pressures of the modern game, whilst creating a wearable shirt for the fan.

Real Betis pre-season clash confirmed The La Liga side will make the trip to Vitality Stadium on Friday 3rd August with kick-off at 7pm. Betis, under manager Quique Setién, finished sixth in Spain's top tier and only finished a point outside the top five.

Daniels continues to learn and improve AFC Bournemouth left back Charlie Daniels insists that every player who has been added to the squad to add competition to his place has improved him as a player. Daniels made the move to Dean Court in November 2011 from Leyton Orient for a fee of around £200,000.

Determined striker Callum Wilson eager to get next season off to a rapid scoring start RAPID starter Callum Wilson is eager to get full preparation under his belt and add to his remarkable early-season scoring form.

Wine and Canape evening held by AFC Business The Wine and Canape evening was held in Bubbles Champagne Lounge, with guests enjoying an entertaining evening. Live music was provided by singer and acoustic guitarist, Hannah Robinson, whilst attendees were also provided with networking opportunities on the night.

Francis relishing opening day reunion AFC Bournemouth's captain played under Warnock more than a decade ago, when he was forging a fledgling career at Sheffield United. On Saturday, 11th August, Warnock will bring his newly-promoted Cardiff City side to Vitality Stadium and Francis knows it will be a tough test for the Cherries.

New Spurs stadium highlight for Surs You can view our fixtures here, and sync them all directly to your desktop, tablet or phone by clicking here. The first one that sprung out was the Cardiff game on the first day. Being at home will hopefully enable us to get off to a good start to the season.

Positive start against Cardiff sought by Francis The fixtures for the 2018/19 Premier League campaign were released on Thursday and the Cherries will take on one of the three newly-promoted teams on the weekend of August 11/12.

Bournemouth pitted against newly-promoted Cardiff in season opener Bournemouth start the new season with a home match against newly-promoted Cardiff City. Eddie Howe is leading his side into their third season in the top flight after a 12th-place finish. They will face Cardiff for the first ever time in the top flight as the new campaign gets underway.

Fixture release: Final five AFC Bournemouth will end their 2018/19 campaign with three away and two home fixtures out of their final five. The Cherries face a trip to south London on the final day of the season, as Crystal Palace will play host to Eddie Howe's side. The final home fixture of the season will be against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 4th May.

Fixture release: Festive Period The first game over the Christmas season is a home game three days before Christmas as Chris Hughton's Brighton visit Vitality Stadium. Four days later on Boxing Day - which falls on a Wednesday this year - the club makes their first ever trip to Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium to face Spurs away.

Fixture release: Opening Five Newly-promoted Cardiff City will visit Vitality Stadium first on Saturday 11th August, the Bluebirds earned promotion to the top flight under Neil Warnock after finishing second in the Championship. The first away game for Eddie Howe's men will then be at the London Stadium to face West Ham United.

Sync every 2018/19 fixture to mobile, desktop and tablet Kick-off dates and times will be automatically updated should they be subject of change, whilst EFL Cup and FA Cup fixtures will be added once they have been drawn. The service also offers easy access to the latest ticket information as well as how to follow the game live.

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