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Francis to work had for starting berth The 33-year-old, who has played in League One, the Championship and Premier League across seven seasons with the Cherries, has only missed 10 top-flight games during the past two seasons. However, the defender found himself on the bench as Eddie Howe's side kicked off their campaign with a 2-0 win over newly-promoted Cardiff City on Saturday.

Ref watch: Atwell in charge on Saturday Eddie Howe's side face West Ham United at the London Stadium, following a 2-0 victory over Cardiff on the opening day. Atwell took charge of 14 top flight fixtures last season, handing out 48 yellow cards, one red card and awarding one penalty.

Community welcome matchday guests The boys and girls, who have all attended community programmes including Minikickers, Ability Counts and Soccer Schools, took part in their own training session on the 3G pitches behind Vitality Stadium before watching the game.

AFC Bournemouth Warriors make newest Cherries team Speaking to, Head of Community Steve Cuss commented, "We are delighted to extend our number of teams playing competitive football, with the introduction of the AFC Bournemouth Powerchair Team. Your email address will not be published. Comment.

Ticket point criteria: Palace The club have released every on sale date for every single game this season, which can be seen here. The Cherries' first midweek home game of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign takes place on Monday 1st October with kick-off at 7.45pm.

Arter still has Bournemouth future - Howe The 28-year-old boasts over 200 appearances for the Cherries, having joined from Woking in 2010, but he will spend the 2018-19 campaign with newly promoted Cardiff. Arter, who made just 13 Premier League appearances in 2017-18, was not guaranteed much gametime with Bournemouth this term and he opted to head out in search of regular football.

Arter could come back to Bournemouth and play says Howe AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter would have surely had divided loyalties on Saturday, watching the club he has spent many memorable years with, beating his newly adopted side on the opening day of the Premier League season.

Premier League: 10 of 20 clubs could have made profits in 2016-17 without fans at games BBC Sport looks at how profitable Premier League clubs are thanks to TV money and how important fans are to club finances outside the top flight.

Howe expecting Simpson stay However, Howe has admitted he would be reluctant to allow another player to go out on loan in case of injuries and believes it is more likely Simpson will be part of the Cherries squad this term. He told the Daily Echo: 'Let's wait and see on that. I would doubt it.

Community launch club's first powerchair team Speaking to, Head of Community Steve Cuss commented: "We are delighted to extend our number of teams playing competitive football, with the introduction of the AFC Bournemouth Powerchair Team.

Cardiff City: FA investigates allegation of fan 'coin-throwing' The Football Association confirms it is investigating an allegation that coins were thrown at Bournemouth players from a Cardiff City fans' area last weekend.

FPL round up: Fraser huge differential value Gameweek 1 seemed to be a week where benches made the difference - for positive and negative reasons - for managers fighting at the top and the bottom. Want to join our league to be in with a chance of winning monthly prizes? Take part in Official FPL - it's completely free - click here to register!

Howe happy with Cherries' 'tough' selection poser The Cherries chief started the Premier League curtain-raiser at the Vitality Stadium with club captain Simon Francis on the bench, alongside the likes of England international duo Jermain Defoe and Lewis Cook.

Loan watch: Sounders debut for Smith The Sounders were 2-1 winners over FC Dallas at CenturyLink Field, with goals from Chad Marshall and Nicolas Lodeiro securing the victory. Smith started the game and would go on to impress during his 73 minutes on the field, before being withdrawn by head coach Brian Schmetzer.

Etheridge expects home games to be crucial The ex-Fulham goalkeeper, the first Filipino to play in the Premier League, saved a first-half penalty in Saturday's 2-0 loss at Bournemouth. Cardiff showed plenty of spirit, but created little in front of goal with Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson on target to condemn the Bluebirds to an opening weekend defeat.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Guendouzi is one of Arsenal’s few reasons to be cheerful, Naby Keïta is a thrilling talent no matter whose shirt he’s wearing, and Richarlison already looks worth the money.

Football does not need a language AFC Bournemouth record signing Jefferson Lerma is hopeful that the universal language of football will help him whilst he studies to learn English. The Cherries broke their transfer record to sign the Colombia international from Spanish side Levante over the summer.

The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight.

Howe reflects on Cardiff win Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson were on target, as Howe's side took all three points. Following the game, Howe touched upon the following topics. I was very pleased with today's performance, it was a tough game and I have a lot of respect for Cardiff because they gave everything.

Gallery: Celebration images from Bluebirds win AFC Bournemouth started their season with a 2-0 win over newly-promoted Cardiff City.

Bluebirds boss' striker return hope Warnock thought the Danish striker, who scored nine Championship goals in City's successful promotion campaign, would be available for the Bluebirds' opening game at the Vitality Stadium. But the 24-year-old missed Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth with a slight groin niggle.

Howe hails debut star Brooks The Wales midfielder made a lively Premier League debut as the Cherries began the campaign with a 2-0 home victory over Cardiff. Howe selected the 21-year-old to start, keeping faith with the starting line-up which recorded a resounding 5-2 victory in last week's friendly against Ligue 1 side Marseille.

Howe has a lot of respect for Cardiff AFC Bournemouth kicked off the new 2018/19 Premier League campaign with a victory over Cardiff City at Dean Court. It was the first time the Cherries have won an opening day fixture since promotion to the top flight of English football, coming at the fourth attempt.

Deserved win but not a first class performance from Bournemouth Written by London Cherry. Cherries secure first win of the season:. Whatever your age and despite the fact we've had football all summer thanks to the World Cup, I always have an excitement at the start of the season. That first walk across Kings Park, that first programme brought that first teamsheet in.

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