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Can Newcastle United erase this shocking record at AFC Bournemouth? The Cherries had a bad start to the season and have managed to give themselves every chance of Premier League football again next season thanks to recent form. Therefore both teams may end up cancelling each other out here and a point each wouldn't be deemed a bad result by both managers.

James Hayter may have decision to make JAMES Hayter knows he would have a decision to make should the offer of a full-time coaching post come his way.

Record hat-trick could be beaten – but not by a player over-celebrating JAMES Hayter believes his record-breaking hat-trick could be eclipsed – but only by a player who chooses not to over-celebrate.

FOOTBALL FEATURE: James Hayter is back where it all began – but has returned to a very different AFC Bournemouth WHILE life may have turned full circle for James Hayter, AFC Bournemouth is today unrecognisable from the club he once put on the map.

Supporting Football v Homophobia: AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle And this weekend's home Premier League fixture against Newcastle United will be dedicated to the campaign, recognising LGBT History Month in cooperation with Proud Cherries, the club's official LGBT supporter group.

Under-21s need your support on Monday Carl Fletcher's side must match Norwich City's result and then rely on goal difference in order to secure progression to the last 16 against Wolves. As it stands, the Cherries do have a plus six goal difference over the Canaries in third place in Group C - which means a goal difference swing will be unlikely on the night.

Injury problems behind me - Lejeune Former France Under-20 international Lejeune arrived at St James' Park last summer from Eibar but his debut lasted only 34 minutes after a 'scissor' challenge by Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Howe cautious over winter break The idea of a winter break has resurfaced recently after the Premier League revealed they had been in discussions with both the FA and the EFL regarding the idea. Howe, whose side have been away in Portugal this week as they had no FA Cup game last weekend, is not against the idea but does not want the season extending.

Ake visits Primary Stars community session The Netherlands international, along with club ambassador and assistant first team coach Steve Fletcher, surprised a group of Year 5 students during their PE Premier League Primary Stars session, in association with Medhurst Communications.

What to watch for: AFC Bournemouth vs. Newcastle United The Magpies will look to keep that important momentum alive when they travel to face AFC Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off is set for 3PM local time at the Vitality Stadium, as both sides are aiming for a critical result.

One-time AFC Bournemouth, Norwich City and Millwall target delighted to score first Football League goals for Carlisle United It has been a week to remember for Redhill's Ashley Nadesan who made his first Football League start and scored his first professional goals for Carlisle United.

Cherries handed Defoe boost The striker, who arrived from Sunderland in the summer, has been on the sidelines since suffering a fractured ankle against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup in December. The 35-year-old has been battling back ever since and reports now claim he has an outside chance of making the bench for Eddie Howe's men against the Magpies.

Eddie Howe believes winter break could work providing season was not extended EDDIE Howe believes a winter break could help revitalise players – but does not want the knock-on effect to be a longer season.

Fraser hails team-mate The 28-year-old has started 12 games this season and come off the bench in two more, netting three times along the way with two assists, and Fraser says he is a dream to play with. Despite the likes of Callum Wilson and Josh King at the club, Fraser has stated that Stanislas is the Cherries' best attacker.

Fletcher pleased with PL Cup point On an extremely boggy pitch at Gigg Lane, Luke Nippard opened the scoring with his first goal for the under-21s, but the first-year scholar's strike was cancelled out with just eight minutes left.

Francis planning for the future The 33-year-old is taking a coaching course, along with a host of other players at the club, which will eventually see him pick up his UEFA B licence as he prepares for his next step after playing.

All tickets issued for West Brom match No further home tickets are available, with the Premier League clash scheduled for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 17th March. Tickets for the Cherries' next away game, away at Leicester City on Saturday 3rd March, remain on general sale to Bournemouth supporters, and can be purchased here.

Big savings on kit and training wear And if that's not enough, prices on all AFC Bournemouth Umbro training wear have also been reduced by 50%. See out the season in style - shop the discounted range of official AFC Bournemouth merchandise online and in-store now! Click here to visit the club's online Superstore.

Win or bust for Cherries in Premier League Cup following Bury draw CHERRIES face a win-or-bust encounter in their final Premier League Cup group match following today's 1-1 draw at Bury.

Mings becomes Kick It Out ambassador The ambassador programme at Kick It Out brings together a number of footballers from diverse backgrounds across the Premier League, English Football League, Women's Super League and beyond to champion the organisation's core messages of equality and inclusion.

Cargill attracting Scottish interest Cargill joined Bournemouth's youth ranks in 2008 but has failed to make any real impression on the first team during his stay at the club, making just one Premier League appearance.

Palace tickets on sale tomorrow Tickets for April's fixture against Crystal Palace will go on sale from 9am tomorrow morning.

AFC Bournemouth vs Newcastle: TV channel, live stream, team news and kick-off time for Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium Newcastle arrive in buoyant mood following their 1-0 win over Manchester United and are hoping for back-to-back league victories for the first time since early September. When the two teams met earlier in the season, the Cherries ran out one-nil winners thanks to a last-gasp Steve Cook goal.

Howe leaps to Afobe's defence The striker, who has netted just the once this season from 23 appearances for the club, returned to his former club Wolves on transfer deadline day on loan until the end of the season and upon arriving expressed his delight at going back, saying he cried 'tears of joy' at the move.

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