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A selection of the latest AFC news and blog posts.
Six youngsters sign professional deals at Cherries SIX under-18s players have signed professional contracts at Cherries, while three are set to depart.
Toulon Tournament test will provide 'healthy pressure' for Lewis Cook and Aaron Ramsdale EDDIE Howe described as a “healthy pressure” the nature of playing tournament football.
Midfielder Harry Arter reveals talks with Cherries boss Eddie Howe over his future CHERRIES midfielder Harry Arter revealed he had spoken with boss Eddie Howe about his future at the club.
Rhoys Wiggins: Bournemouth defender retires 18 months after knee injury Bournemouth defender Rhoys Wiggins retires after failing to recover from a knee injury sustained while on loan at Birmingham.
Junior Cherries Charity of the Season details Junior Cherries members will be able to cast their vote on the Junior Cherries Charity of the Season. Each Junior Cherries member will receive an email with details on how to cast their vote in the coming days. The three charities nominated for the Junior Cherries Charity of the Season are Gully's Place, Mytime and Safewise.
Junior Cherries The latest news surround the club's official supporter group for younger fans, the Junior Cherries.
Vote now: Supporters' Charity of the Season To cast your vote on the Supporters' Charity of the Season supporters should head to the club's official Twitter page, @afcbournemouth, and vote on the listed poll. Waggy Tails Rescue is about happy dogs, happy people and happy homes. We always put the animal first, then the rest will follow.
Howe hails defender's part in Cherries' success The 30-year-old suffered a serious knee injury almost two years ago while on loan at Birmingham City and hasn't featured since. Following a number of operations, Wiggins has called time on a professional career that also saw him appear for Crystal Palace, Norwich City, Charlton Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham.
Cherries starlets in action for U21s Cook and Cherries team-mate Ramsdale are currently on duty with Aidy Boothroyd's squad in southern France, preparing for what is officially known as the Maurice Revello Tournament.
AFC Bournemouth news: Rhoys Wiggins forced to retire from professional football due to injury Bournemouth defender Rhoys Wiggins has announced his retirement due to injury. The 30-year-old has undergone a series of operations since suffering a knee injury while on loan at Birmingham in October 2016 but has been unable to make a full recovery.
Rhoys Wiggins forced to retire due to injury The 30-year-old, who was on loan at Birmingham City at the time, was stretchered off during the Blues' 1-1 draw against Aston Villa in October 2016 and hasn't featured since.
In my own words: Rhoys Wiggins Being injured can be a lonely place and getting the news you can't continue is so hard to swallow, but Steve took it upon himself on more than one occasion to make sure the mental side of things was being seen to, and for that I am truly grateful. To the supporters at every club I've had the privilege of wearing the shirt for, thank you.
'Rhoys has played a really important role in our recent history,' says Cherries boss Eddie Howe CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe paid tribute to “brilliant” Rhoys Wiggins after the full-back today announced his retirement.
Emotional Rhoys Wiggins writes open letter announcing his retirement EMOTIONAL Rhoys Wiggins penned an open letter announcing his retirement after “the most challenging time of my life”.
Harry Arter hints at summer move away from Bournemouth The midfielder reported for Republic of Ireland duty this week having not kicked a ball in anger for his club since January, with a succession of niggling injuries seeing him lose his place and then fall out of favour with Cherries manager Eddie Howe.
Baily - a product of AFCB goes his separate way I was disappointed to hear that Ryan Allsop and Baily Cargill were among six players released by the Cherries.
Bournemouth's Eddie Howe emerges as new second favourite to be Everton's next manager The Bournemouth boss admitted he used to dream of visiting Everton's Goodison Park ground during childhood. Bournemouth's Eddie Howe has emerged as the new second favourite to be Everton's next manager with Sky Bet. Howe has been linked with the Toffees vacancy - although he began the week far down the list of contenders at 25/1.
Cherries release six players, any surprises? With the 2017/18 Premier League campaign now at a close and all of the players either away on International duty or on their holidays, AFC Bournemouth have announced that they will be releasing six players.
Purches - I thought 'I'm going to have to run fast here' I was on the penalty spot in our box and I thought 'I'm going to have to run fast here' to try and catch up with the ball. It was a case of no-one else being in front of me and me having to get forward into the box. "It was a split second thing. At that moment I thought it was right to go and support the attack, happily it was the right decision.
First-team duo lead list of departures for Cherries The duo were the biggest names on the list of departures confirmed by the Cherries on Thursday with Under-21 quartet Ollie Harfield, Sam Matthews, Patrick O'Flaherty and Joe Quigley also being notified of their releases.
Ramsdale backed by Howe to enjoy Cherries future The 19-year-old shot-stopper has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Cherries, but was on the bench for the Premier League game at Everton in September and at Leicester on the final day of last season.
Six players to depart AFC Bournemouth "All six players have been through long periods with the club and have come through a lot," said AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake. "It is the right time in their career to progress and we have no doubt they will have long and prosperous careers in the game.
Baily Cargill and Ryan Allsop among six players to be released by Cherries CHERRIES have today officially announced the release of six players – including defender Baily Cargill and goalkeeper Ryan Allsop.
ON THIS DAY: Cherries promoted in Cardiff A 5-2 win secured a return to Division Two, and goals from Steve Fletcher, Stephen Purches, Garreth O'Connor and a brace from skipper Carl Fletcher swept aside the Imps and earned a deserved end to the season for the Cherries.
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