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Allsop finds new home at Wycombe Ryan Allsop will be playing League One football next season at Wycombe Wanderers. The former Bournemouth keeper returns to Wycombe having played on loan there in 2016. Ryan has signed a three-year deal and will no doubt be relishing the chance to be a number one keeper.

Good pre-season is key for Wilson AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is looking forward to being able to hit the ground running for the start of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

Ryan Allsop: Wycombe Wanderers re-sign keeper on three-year deal Wycombe Wanderers re-sign goalkeeper Ryan Allsop on a three-year contract after his release by Bournemouth.

Levante added to pre-season calendar The Cherries will face La Liga side Levante at the Pinatar Arena on Friday, 20th July, at 8pm local time. While based at the La Manga Club sports resort, Eddie Howe's side will also face another Spanish top flight side in Sevilla, on Saturday 14th July, at the same venue and with an identical kick-off time.

Bournemouth wage rise on the mind of Wilson Former England Under-21 international Wilson has been at the Vitality Stadium since joining from Coventry in 2014 and he has a decent scoring record, having netted 39 goals from 106 league appearances.

Cherries set for Sevilla friendly as part of Spanish pre-season training camp CHERRIES have confirmed a showpiece friendly against La Liga outfit Sevilla as part of their Spanish pre-season training camp.

Spanish camp and Sevilla game confirmed The Cherries will travel to the La Manga Club sport resort, in Murcia, from 10th-21st July as they step up their preparations for the 2018/19 Premier League campaign. While based in south-east Spain, Eddie Howe's side will play a friendly fixture against Sevilla on Saturday, 14th July, at the nearby Pinatar Arena, which has a 3,500 capacity.

Striker tipped for Cherries exit Grabban would appear to have little chance of breaking into the first team at Bournemouth and spent last season on loan at both Sunderland and Aston Villa, who themselves were apparently very keen to keep him.

Season ticket renewal period now over The club does not currently operate a waiting list for season tickets and therefore those season tickets that aren't renewed by close of play today will be available initially for possible seat moves.

Go to Neil Warnock for transfer news - mystery Bournemouth signing Bournemouth have not made a signing on record but confirmation that the Cherries have got a deal done comes from an unexpected source - Cardiff manager, Neil Warnock. Warnock claims that "Bournemouth have just bough a player that we were looking at actually, but it was more than what our budget was," said Warnock.

Bournemouth striker seeks pay rise Calum Wilson has sought a wage rise to £60,000/week, according to the Sun on Sunday. The forward is hoping to improve his pay structure and stay at AFCB.

Opening day opponents Cardiff have nothing to prove, says Francis CHERRIES skipper Simon Francis has warned Cardiff City will be fearless when they arrive at Vitality Stadium on the Premier League’s opening day.

Grabban is reportedly Nottingham Forest's top target CHERRIES striker Lewis Grabban remains Nottingham Forest’s number one transfer target, according to reports in the Midlands.

Season ticket renewal period ends at 5pm The window to renew season tickets for the upcoming 2018/19 Premier League season ends at 5pm today. The club does not currently operate a waiting list for season tickets and therefore those season tickets that aren't renewed by close of play today will be available initially for possible seat moves.

Wilson wants Bournemouth pay rise After working his way back from a second serious knee injury, the striker scored eight goals and recorded two assists during the 2017-18 campaign and his form even led to suggestions he could be handed a call-up to the England squad.

Community continue Primary Stars work The Primary Stars coaches deliver PE lessons to pupils whilst offering teaching points and continued professional development to teachers and higher-level teaching assistants. The coaches are also able to provide PSHE lessons, and extra-curricular clubs.

Hospitably applications now open Black Label Events will then collate all hospitality requests received and respond back by Wednesday 27th June to confirm whether your application has been successful or not. Bookings will be for a maximum of six guests at two games and full payment will need to be made at the time the booking in confirmed.

Dean Court Days - Boro game set new attendance record for Cherries Carrying on our selection of exerts from Michael Dunne's Dean Court Days, our next item takes us up to 1987 when Bournemouth had a top of the table clash with Middlesbrough - it was an all or nothing contest for Harry Redknapp.

Cherries eye £12million deal for Wales international midfielder Cherries boss Eddie Howe is busy pushing ahead with new signings for next season as the club look to kick on, and Brooks is player that is on his radar. The Welsh international burst on to the scene for the Blades last season, and his form has not gone unnoticed elsewhere, with the Cherries said to be leading the race for his signature.

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.”.

AFCB's midfielders linked with moves away The location of where Dan Gosling and Harry Arter will start their new seasons looks open to speculation now as Cardiff City and Swansea City look to bolster their squads. Gosling has been attracting interest from Neil Warnock, according to Wales Online, while Arter is a target for Swansea City's new manager Graham Potter, reports the 72.

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.

Swansea City keen on AFC Bournemouth midfielder The Swans are expected to have a busy couple of weeks ahead of them as they look to bolster their squad ahead of their upcoming Championship campaign. Their new manager, Graham Potter, is looking to put his own stamp on his newly inherited squad and has drawn up a lost of potential transfer targets.

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.

Should AFCB go back in for Brentford defender? The news that AFCB have had another offer for Brentford's Chris Mepham turned down after an initial bid last January that also failed to land the player, should AFCB discontinue their chase for the player that is only going to see his price escalate?

Callum Wilson pushing for pay-rise at Bournemouth Callum Wilson is pushing for a pay-rise at Bournemouth. The Sun says Wilson wants a £60,000-a-week package to stay with Bournemouth. The striker has been chased by several sides since coming back from a bad knee injury but is happy to commit to the Cherries.

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. 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.

Should AFCB look to sell Aussie defender? Eddie Howe has made a lot of signings since his return to the club but not all of them have been instant successes. Brad Smith is one player who must be wondering whether it was a good move for him to leave Liverpool to join Bournemouth. Since coming to AFCB he has made five Premier League appearances, all in 2016-17.

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.

Fixture calendar gives AFCB chance of a better start in 2018/19 The fixtures for the Premier League were released yesterday with little fanfare on the day that the World Cup got underway in Russia. But just like all the teams in the World Cup, the Premier League clubs will want to win their first game.

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.

Premier League fixtures 2018-19: Man City visit Arsenal on opening weekend Champions Manchester City will travel to Arsenal on the opening day of the new Premier League season.

Cherries to host promoted Cardiff on opening day of Premier League season CHERRIES’ Premier League fixtures have been released – with promoted Cardiff first up at Vitality Stadium.

Premier League fixtures 2018-19: Manchester City start at Arsenal Manchester City will begin their Premier League title defence at the Emirates in Unai Emery’s first competitive match as Arsenal manager.

Cardiff City fixtures 2018/19 in full as Bluebirds face AFC Bournemouth on Premier League return February 2 - Cardiff City v AFC Bournemouth. February 9 - Southampton v Cardiff City. February 23 - Cardiff City v Watford. February 26 - Cardiff City v Everton. March 2 - Wolverhampton v Cardiff City. March 9 - Cardiff City v West Ham United. March 16 - Brighton v Cardiff City.

Cherries fixtures released for 2018/19 The campaign starts in August with newly promoted Cardiff City being welcomed to Vitality Stadium, while the season ends away from home again, with Crystal Palace the final match in May. To sync all of the 2018/19 fixtures directly to your desktop, tablet or phone, click here.

Has Howe identified his preferred right back option? AFC Bournemouth have reportedly made Strasbourg right-back Kenny Lala as one of their main transfer targets this summer, that's according to Get French Football News. AFC Bournemouth have been arguably short of options at right back in recent months.

Galatasaray join French clubs chasing Bournemouth loan player Bournemouth striker Max Gradel is a loan target for Turkish football giants Galatasaray, according to futbolarena. Gradel is being offered a viable chance to play Champions League football next season, if the Turks can beat off the competition for the Ivrorian striker's signature.

Cherries linked with £20million striker swoop Premier League rivals Burnley have reportedly offered a combined £25million for Rodriguez and Craig Dawson but that figure falls well below the Baggies asking price. Reports now also claim that the Cherries are interested in Rodriguez, who scored 11 goals last season as the Baggies were relegated from the Premier League.

World Cup viewing will be painful for Begovic CHERRIES goalkeeper Asmir Begovic admitted he may not watch some of the World Cup after agonisingly missing out on the tournament.

Striker set to snub AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth have been linked with an intriguing move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. After lifting the Under 20's World Cup during the summer of 2017 with England alongside AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook, Calvert-Lewin broke into the Everton side under former manager Sam Allardyce.

Possible World Cup interest for Cherries fans? AFC Bournemouth supporters may want to take an added interest in some unlikely fixtures at the World Cup this month. The Cherries this week have been heavily linked in the media with interest in Colombia international Jefferson Lerma.

Cherries pre-season beginning to take shape AFC Bournemouth have announced their first two pre-season friendlies of the summer. The Cherries have announced back-to-back away fixtures to two Championship outfits, with games against Bristol City and Nottingham Forest. The first will be played on Friday 27th July, the second less than 24 hours later on Saturday 28th July.

Cook keen for short break The Cherries midfielder has just enjoyed a successful post-season Toulon Tournament with England Under-21s, winning the youth competition for a third-straight year. He will now have a short break to recuperate but the 21-year-old admits he will soon be eager to get back for pre-season training with the Cherries.

Cook on England, progression and next season The 21-year-old captained Aidy Boothroyd's side to yet another trophy this summer, following on from the under-20s' World Cup triumph in 2017.

2018/19 fixtures released at 9am tomorrow All 380 Premier League fixtures for the upcoming campaign - including 38 involving AFC Bournemouth - will go live on at 9am, though the TV dates and potential date changes for August and September won't be announced until early July. For 2018/19, the big kick-off is 11th August.

Levante's 'secret pact' could scupper Cherries' chances Lerma was linked to the Cherries on Monday, with The Sun reporting that Bournemouth had made an £18million bid for the Colombia midfielder. However, reports in Spain suggest that will not be enough to tempt the La Liga club into a deal, with Lerma's release clause having been raised to 60m euros only last month when he signed a new contract.

AFC Bournemouth Extends Partnership with Canadian entertainment company AudienceView has announced a multi-year contract extension with AFC Bournemouth, bringing the relationship with the Premier League club to a total of 17 years. Liz Finney, General Manager for AFC Bournemouth said: "AFC Bournemouth is pleased to continue its long-standing relationship with AudienceView.

Cherries linked to England U21 striker The Daily Mirror has dampened down the potential for a move for Dominique Calvert-Lewin to the Cherries yesterday, after the player is said to want to remain at Goodison to fight for his place under new manager Marco Silva.

AFCB make £16m bid for La Liga player Bournemouth have made a £16m bid for Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma, according to SkySports. The Cherries are keen to get the deal sorted before the World Cup gets underway.

Calvert-Lewin ready to snub Cherries The Cherries are on the lookout for new signings this summer after securing another season in the Premier League. Boss Eddie Howe is already looking to sign Levante's Jefferson Lerma but he is now looking at further attacking options.

Ideal gifts for Father's Day in Superstore With the new away kit on sale from Friday, there's never been a better time to treat your father, with adult shirts available from £45. Additionally, the Superstore has a range of t-shirts and polos available, whilst you can buy two retro shirts for £35 too.

Ramsdale - Winning with England was brilliant The 'keeper - who spent that second half of last season on loan in League Two with Chesterfield - spoke to about his time in Provence winning the Toulon Tournament. "It was brilliant, the whole trip and experience was just fantastic," he said.

Bristol City friendly confirmed The fixture will take place on Friday 27th July, with a 7pm kick-off. City go into the game having finished 11th in the Championship last season, also reaching the semi-finals of the EFL Cup and knocking out Premier League champions Manchester City in the process.

Bristol City to provide pre-season test for Cherries CHERRIES are to face further Championship opposition in pre-season in the form of Bristol City.

Levante star Lerma in big-money Cherries link Eddie Howe is reportedly set to make an £18million bid to sign Levante's Colombia international Jefferson Lerma for Bournemouth. The Cherries boss is pressing on with his transfer plans for the summer despite the imminent World Cup no doubt being a hindrance.

Cherries linked with Columbian international Lerma CHERRIES are reportedly plotting an £18million bid for Levante’s Colombian international Jefferson Lerma.

AFCB cool interest in Championship striker SkySports are reporting that Bristol City striker Bobby Reid has been the subject of a £7m bid from WBA. Local paper Bristol Live has said the AFCB are still in the running but that the Cherries interest may have cooled. The Bristol striker appears to want to stay at Ashton Gate having done well their last season with 19 goals.

AFC Bournemouth Extends Partnership with AudienceView AudienceView is pleased to announce a multi-year contract extension with AFC Bournemouth, bringing the relationship with this important Premier League client to an incredible 17.5 years. "AFC Bournemouth is pleased to continue its long-standing relationship with AudienceView," said Liz Finney, General Manager for AFC Bournemouth.

Cherries star Cook proud after another England success LEWIS Cook revealed his pride in his England under-21s team-mates after skippering the side to a third straight triumph in the Maurice Revello…

Cherries announce Forest fixture The fixture is the first confirmed date in the Cherries' pre-season programme and they are sure to face a stiff test against a Forest side that finished 17th in the Championship during the season just gone, while they have only lost one of their last seven matches on home soil.

Nottingham Forest friendly for Cherries CHERRIES will warm up for the forthcoming Premier League campaign with a visit to Nottingham Forest.

Cherries travel to Forest in pre-season The fixture is the first confirmed date in the club's schedule ahead of the new 2018/19 Premier League campaign. Eddie Howe's side will travel to the City Ground to face Forest on Saturday 28th July, with a 3pm kick-off scheduled.

Cherries star wanted by Napoli boss Ancelotti The 23-year-old Cherries star impressed on his latest international appearance when he scored his first goal for the Netherlands in their 1-1 draw with Italy last week. And Italian transfer market analyst Emmanuele Cammaroto says last season's runners-up in Serie A are preparing to make a 15m euros bid for the ex-Chelsea youth team star.

One year on: Lewis Cook in numbers We chart the Cherries midfielder's year from the success in South Korea by picking out some of his big numbers for club and country. 2,238 - Premier League minutes played by Cook across the 2017/18 season - more than 400 minutes more than any other player who played in the under-20s World Cup.

Afobe is type of striker Stoke would like to sign NEW Stoke City boss Gary Rowett admitted Benik Afobe was the type of striker he was looking to bring to the club.

Cherries monitoring Leeds defender Pearce claim reports CHERRIES and Crystal Palace are continuing to monitor Leeds United left-back Tom Pearce, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

AFCB expected to chase hard for Welsh midfielder's signature Sheffield United are expected to put up stiff resistance to interest from the Cherries for their Welsh midfielder David Brooks. Brooks is just 20 and has made three senior Welsh team appearances already in his career and was a junior at Man City's football academy.

Cherries star Cook adds more silverware to his England collection CHERRIES star Lewis Cook lifted more silverware for his country after skippering England to victory in the final of the Maurice Revello Tournament…

Cook captain as England win Toulon Tournament The Young Lions defeated Mexico 2-1, with Cook leading the team out in France. Cherries 'keeper Aaron Ramsdale was also in the squad for the fixture and featured on the bench. Aidy Boothroyd's side were dealt an early blow as Mexico took the lead just two minutes in through midfielder Roberto Alvarado.

Lewis Cook holds another England U21 trophy up high The 2-1 win for England's U21 over Mexico in the Toulon tournament in France saw Lewis Cook win another trophy as an England captain.

Defoe awarded OBE for services to charity The award recognises the work of the Jermain Defoe Foundation, which was set up in 2013. The Foundation looks to support vulnerable children in the Caribbean, with the 35-year-old recently holding an annual football tournament to raise money for the Holy Family Children's Home in Saint Lucia.

Cook should be on the plane to Russia, not captaining the Under 21's AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook looks set to lead England out as captain in another tournament final this evening. Last summer Cook captained the Under 20's side to World Cup glory and this summer, he's likely to wear the armband for England Under 21's in the final of the Toulon Tournament against Mexico.

Cherries preparing £10million offer AFC Bournemouth are yet to sign any new players this summer. The Cherries main acquisitions of Asmir Begovic and Nathan Ake from Chelsea, for a combined fee of around £30million and the free transfer signing of Jermain Defoe from Sunderland, were all wrapped this time twelve months ago.

Jermain Defoe becomes an OBE Jermain Defoe has been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours and I think it is a fabulous award for the player who formed a personal attachment with his friend Bradley Lowery who fought cancer so bravely. The football star dedicated his award to the six-year-old who passed away last year, but said it was the memories that are important to him.

Cherries target signs deal with Barcelona AFC Bournemouth have reportedly missed out on signing a promising youngster, as he has opted to sign a new contract with Barcelona's B side.

Winter break should please Howe CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe is expected to give the thumbs up to the approval of a two-week mid-season break in the Premier League.

Captain Cook on trail of further glory with England CHERRIES star Lewis Cook will be hoping to lead England to glory when they face Mexico in the final of the Maurice Revello Tournament in Toulon…

Cherries told Championship club don't want to sell target The Championship club are yet to receive any official offers for their talented 20-year-old midfielder but Bournemouth have registered their interest by confirming, albeit through an intermediary, that they are ready to offer an eight-figure sum.

AFC Bournemouth receive Equality Standard award AFC Bournemouth is one of 11 clubs to hold the Intermediate Award. The club achieved the Preliminary Level of the Premier League Equality Standard in July 2016 and has worked continuously since then to progress equality and diversity and achieve the challenging Intermediate Level.

Midfielder leaves Bournemouth The 21-year-old came through the academy at Bournemouth and signed his first professional deal with the club back in 2015 although he could not fight his way into the first team. A loan spell at Poole Town was followed by one at Braintree Town while last season he was with Eastleigh, where he impressed and won their player of the year award.

Mascot packages available for 2018/19 Supporters should note that all home mascots must be enrolled on the Junior Cherries' membership scheme, details of which can be found here. The matchday mascot package includes:. Applications are available online only and can be submitted by completing the form here.

Be the 12th/13th man and woman next season Applications open today and will run until Friday 22nd June 2018, with those successful being notified by Friday 29th June. The package includes:. To apply for a 12th/13th Man and Woman Packages, please click here to complete the form. The pricing for the package is as follows:.

Ibe will be the man at AFCB in 2018/19 Sky pundit Paul Merson has been looking at the players who he thinks may be the ones to watch out for next season and for AFCB he has picked out Jordan Ibe. Ibe certainly picked up his game last season and his good form started to result in goal opportunities and assists.

Obituary: Former AFC Bournemouth player Chris Weller POPULAR AFC Bournemouth player and well-known local football manager, Chris Weller, has died aged 78 after a battle with dementia.

Bournemouth still targeting Leeds defender Pearce was due to fall out of contract at the end of the month but inked a new deal at Elland Road this week and is now tied down until 2022.

Barca starlet unlikely to make Cherries move The 18-year-old had been targeted by the Cherries with boss Eddie Howe keen to recruit the Barca youngster this summer and reports claimed several meetings between the Premier League club and the teenager's representatives took place at the end of the season.

Cook and Ramsdale in Toulon final A resounding 4-0 victory over Qatar had given England their semi-final spot as the best second placed team, while Scot Gemmill's Scotland side beat South Korea in their last-eight fixture. Lewis Cook played the full 80 minutes as the Young Lions had to come from a goal down to secure their place in the final.

King is another match-winning display Following an impressive cameo which swung the game on its head against Iceland, King was the only scorer as Norway defeated Panama in their opponent's final friendly before the World Cup in Russia. After just four minutes, the frontman scored his 13th goal in 34 caps - chasing his own header down and coolly side footing into the net in the box.

Is it possible for AFCB to win a cup? Bournemouth will begin another season in August with every reason to have high hopes of a good season. The Premier League will take precedence and the Cherries will want to ensure they make it a fifth season after 2018-19 in the top tier, but is the possibility of silverware in one of the cups getting anywhere nearer?

Bristol Rovers snap up former Cherries youngster Sam Matthews BRISTOL Rovers boss Darrell Clarke believes the addition of former Cherries youngster Sam Matthews will "intensify competition" at the…

Sam Matthews: Bristol Rovers to sign AFC Bournemouth midfielder Bristol Rovers will sign midfielder Sam Matthews on 1 July, the day his contract with AFC Bournemouth expires.

Djurgarden defender eyed by Cherries Reports in Expressen in Sweden say the Cherries want the 20-year-old, who has impressed for Djurgarden and is said to be ready to leave and make a move to one of Europe's top leagues.

Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict The 2016-17 accounts of all top-flight clubs and what the figures say about their health. Manchester United top the charts again with a £581m income and £57m profit.

No fun in watching football anymore - Howe The boss spends long hours watching all the Cherries games and lots of time observing opponents as well, as he looks to see how he can strengthen his side's chances in a game. He is also looking for weaknesses in the opposistion but admits he watches so much football that it is no longer done for fun, which he believes is a shame.

Is Swansea keeper a big improvement on Begovic? The keeper position has been very much settled all season at the Cherries Asmir Begovic is the undisputed number one, but if rumours from Wales Online are correct in identifying Lukasz Fabianski at Swansea as a summer target for the Cherries, would we see Fabianski taking the number one shirt?

Cherries boss Eddie Howe admits watching football is now 'purely work' CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe admitted his time watching football for enjoyment had passed and said observing a fixture was now “purely work”.

Ryan Fraser tips Cherries team-mate Lewis Cook to be a future England captain CHERRIES winger Ryan Fraser has tipped team-mate Lewis Cook to be a future England senior captain.

Cherries lead race for Fabianski The Poland international has reportedly told Swansea that he wants to leave the Liberty Stadium following their relegation from the Premier League and is not expected to be short of suitors after impressing during his time in south Wales.

Superstore closure: Thursday 14th June With the away kit on sale the following day, the Superstore will be closed for preparations ahead of the release. The matchday ticket office will remain open throughout the day for season ticket renewals, with sales taking place from the matchday windows at the front of the Main Stand.

Former player Chris Weller passes away Chris was a popular figure during two spells on the south coast, the first of which came in August 1959.

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Former Cherries striker Benik Afobe could be set for shock Wolves exit STRIKER Benik Afobe could be set to exit Wolverhampton Wanderers just days after re-joining from Cherries.

Dutch delight as Cherries defender Nathan Ake scores his first senior international goal CHERRIES defender Nathan Ake scored his first senior international goal for the Netherlands during their 1-1 draw with Italy.

Bournemouth star reacts to creating history The Bournemouth star was surprised to learn that he had become the first Dutchman to score on Italian soil since Wim Tap in 1928, describing the statistic as 'nice'. Ake, who came on as a substitute in Turin with 20 minutes to go and his side a goal down, told Fox Sports: 'We came here to win, but the first half was very difficult.

Ake scores his first international goal Ake was called upon from the bench for Ronald Koeman's side when they were 1-0 down thanks to former West Ham striker Simone Zaza's finish. He replaced fellow defender - Matthijs De Ligt of Ajax - with 19 minutes remaining, but his impact was made at the other end of the pitch.

Will AFCB chase Liverpool striker? Liverpool may have lost out in the Champion's League Final, but they have a wealth of talent in the forward department. One striker though who isn't going to find it easy to break int the starting line up could be available for a loan next season.

Everyone's a winner with Afobe departure As expected, last week, striker Benik Afobe completed his permanent move back "home" to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Cherries signed Afobe in January 2016 for a reported fee of around £9million. His two years at Dean Court were mixed, overall he has made 70 appearances for the Cherries scoring 11 goals.

Every left-back who has come in has improved me, says Cherries star Charlie Daniels EVERGREEN Charlie Daniels admitted Cherries' high-profile signings had brought out the best in him.

Cherries striker set 10-goal target The Bournemouth striker came off the bench to help Norway seal a dramatic 3-2 comeback victory over Iceland in Reykjavik on Saturday. King's introduction for the final 19 minutes of the match turned the international friendly on its head.

Ramsdale earns U21 cap in 2-0 romp The Cherries goalkeeper played the full game and kept a clean sheet as England secured a spot in the last four with a 4-0 victory over Qatar in Fos-sur-Mer. Goals from Ronaldo Vieira, Tammy Abraham, Adam Armstrong and an own goal were enough to keep Aidy Boothroyd's side on track to defend their title.

Supporters react to new away kit Here's how some of you reacted after the launch last week…

International round up: King impresses Aaron Ramsdale made his England under-21s debut as the Young Lions were in rampant form, beating Qatar 4-0 in the Toulon Tournament. The result meant that Aidy Boothroyd's side progessed to the semi-finals, with Ramsdale solid on his debut keeping a clean sheet.

A premature end to a once promising career Last month, AFC Bournemouth left-back Rhoys Wiggins announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 30. It saw the end of a career of a player that had once upon a time promised much, spanning four spells at Dean Court over nine years.

The search for next Lys Mousset? Following the success of Lys Mousset, AFC Bournemouth could be tempted to make another dip into the French transfer market this summer. In 2016, AFC Bournemouth signed now 22-year-old striker Lys Mousset from Ligue 2 side Le Havre. Mousset has now made 34 Premier League appearances, totalling 850 minutes and scoring twice.

Cherries boss Howe open to signing World Cup stars EDDIE Howe admitted he would consider signing a player off the back of a successful World Cup – but warned that route was not without pitfalls.

Cherries keeper Aaron Ramsdale makes England under-21s debut CHERRIES keeper Aaron Ramsdale made his first start for England under-21s as they progressed to the knockout rounds of the Toulon Tournament with…

Would AFCB benefit from Aké playing in midfield? The Cherries have been a much better side with Nathan Akà in the team. Nathan himself though will tell you that he is probably not playing in his favourite position or may be not even his best position.

Gallery: Players model away kit Take a look at our players modelling the new 2018/19 Umbro away kit.

Afobe - no great loss to Cherries Benik Afobe signed for Wolves as expected yesterday, and while the Cherries secured a great fee of 12.5m for their former striker, it will be strange to see Benik playing in the Premier League next season for a different club. The odds are that he'll probably do well against AFCB.

AFC Bournemouth virtually assured of promotion to the Premier League if they can beat Bolton Wanderers at Dean Court AFC Bournemouth will have one foot in the Premier League if they can beat Bolton Wanderers at Dean Court tonight in front of the live Sky television cameras. Victory will see Eddie Howe's Cherries on the brink of a third promotion in six remarkable seasons.

Cherries winger Fraser wants to 'achieve new goals' after rollercoaster campaign CHERRIES winger Ryan Fraser reflected on an up and down campaign and revealed he was determined to “achieve new goals”.

Wolves show their transfer muscle by spending £22m on duo Wolves have completed the £22million double signing of impressive loan duo Benik Afobe and Willy Boly as they gear up for life in the Premier League. The pair had been on loan from Bournemouth and Porto respectively to help the club to the Sky Bet Championship title and the club confirmed their returns on Friday.

Cherries hitman Afobe completes Woilves switch The striker has returned to Molineux after the Premier League new-boys triggered their option to sign him from the Cherries. He scored six goals in 17 appearances for Wolves after re-joining on loan in January as the club won the Championship title.

Afobe completes Wolves switch Benik Afobe has completed a permanent transfer to Wolves for an undisclosed fee.

New academy ID centre announced The new ID Centre will become the fourth venue in which AFC Bournemouth currently operates throughout the region, with existing ID Centres in Brockenhurst, Dorchester and Havant. The new ID Centre will be delivered in partnership with the New Forest Football Academy.

No fitness doubts for Howe The Cherries headed into the break on the back of the second-best league finish in the club's history and are currently enjoying a well-earned rest. Pre-season starts in early July and Howe is doing his best to leave his stars alone as they enjoy their time away from the Vitality Stadium.

Striker Benik Afobe exits Cherries to re-sign for Wolves STRIKER Benik Afobe has re-joined Wolverhampton Wanderers from Cherries for an undisclosed fee.

Howe trusts players to put the work in over the summer EDDIE Howe revealed he trusted his Cherries players to do their homework during the summer – and warned a test would be waiting on their…

Cherries reveal new away kit CHERRIES have revealed their new away kit for the 2018-19 Premier League campaign.

New away kit revealed AFC Bournemouth are delighted to reveal the club's new Umbro away kit for the forthcoming 2018/19 Premier League season. The club's new away shirt brings a brilliant white engineered matt shine stripe fabric to give a clean crisp visual.

Gallery: Away kit in detail Manufactured by Umbro, here are a closer look at some of the details on the brilliant white, blueprint and fiery coral kit. The new AFC Bournemouth away kit is available to pre-order now! The club Superstore will aim to deliver all pre-orders on the day of the kit being available in-store on Friday 15th June.

Is Albion striker a good fit for AFCB? I admit, I am not a big fan of Jay Rodriguez. Perhaps it's something to do with the fact he used to play for Southampton. No, I don't think it's that. Perhaps it's just his style of play which is rugged and slightly less stylish than the forwards at AFCB currently.

Arter does not want a repeat of last season AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter appears to be at a crossroads in his Cherries career. The 2017/18 campaign for Arter was a torrid one, after initially holding on to his place in the AFC Bournemouth starting XI, he lost his shirt in the starting line up and would eventually lose his place amongst the squad on a regular basis.

Bournemouth 2018-19 Umbro Away Kit Delivering a lightweight shirt which can withstand the pressures of the modern game, whilst creating a wearable shirt for the fan. To aid comfort, ergonomic mesh panels have been constructed at the underarm providing maximum breathability.

One in, one out and one missed at AFCB? With the Premier League transfer window open, AFC Bournemouth are reportedly already pretty active in the market. No business has been completed yet, other than the contract extensions of Artur Boruc, Lewis Cook and Simon Francis, but potential transfers both in and out are likely to be being worked on.

Negotiations were short for AFCB defender AFC Bournemouth captain Simon Francis signed a new contract at the club earlier this week and has revealed that negotiations over a new deal didn't take very long at all.

Afobe closes in on Bournemouth exit Afobe has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place during his time at the Vitality Stadium and he made just five Premier League starts for the Cherries this season before joining Wolves on loan.

Over 100 people take part in golf day Kindly supported for the second consecutive year by Mackoy Limited, players were able to enjoy the wonderful course which was made slightly more difficult for players with some intermittent rain.

Newcastle boosted as £30m target expresses anger at Bournemouth role Newcastle United have been handed a massive boost in their pursuit of Bournemouth forward Josh King. The Norwegian striker has been linked with a move to St James' Park, and is unhappy with his role at his current club.

York and Gunson staying put at AFC Totton TWO more talented young guns have nailed their colours to the AFC Totton mast for the new Southern League West campaign. Ex-AFC Bournemouth full-back Connor York has penned a contract extension and attacking midfielder Charlie Gunson is staying put for 2018/19.

Bournemouth bust-up denied by King Earlier this week, the Norwegian international was quoted in an article in Norway as saying he was unhappy having been moved into a deeper position in the side and would speak to boss Eddie Howe over the summer.

Wolves to trigger £12.5m release clause to bring back striker Wolves are set to trigger Benik Afobe's release clause of £12.5million in order to bring him back to the club from Bournemouth. The 25-year-old finished last season back on loan at Molineux, after The Cherries allowed him to leave on a temporary deal.

Francis' new contract will help stability at AFCB Simon Francis signed a one year extension yesterday at AFCB. This might be somewhat unexpected as he still had a year to run on his contract, but it is a sign that Eddie Howe wants to keep his senior players and isn't ready to cast them aside. It also stops any thoughts of not being a prime choice for a centre-back position next season.

AFC Bournemouth news: Simon Francis commits future to club by signing contract extension Bournemouth captain Simon Francis has signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until 2020. Francis, 33, who has made nearly 300 appearances for the Cherries, had 12 months remaining on his existing deal but has agreed terms to stay for another year.

Simon Francis: Bournemouth captain signs one-year extension extension Bournemouth captain Simon Francis signs a one-year extension extension to keep him at the Premier League club until 2020.

Francis pens new Cherries deal The skipper, who has played close to 300 times for the Cherries, had 12 months to run on his existing deal, but has agreed terms to stay for an extra year.

Lewis Cook captains England under-21s in Mexican stand-off LEWIS Cook played 90 minutes as England under-21s were held to a goalless draw with Mexico at the Toulon Tournament.

Skipper Simon Francis signs one-year contract extension with Cherries DEFENDER Simon Francis expressed his delight after signing a one-year contract extension with Cherries.

Francis signs one-year extension The 33-year-old defender, who had 12 months remaining on his current deal, has put pen to paper on new terms which will keep him at Vitality Stadium until the summer of 2020. Francis has made 286 appearances for the Cherries in all competitions since arriving at the club from Charlton Athletic in November 2011, initially on loan.

Simon Francis signs contract extension to stay at Bournemouth Simon Francis has signed a contract extension to keep him at Bournemouth until 2020, the Premier League club have announced. The skipper, who has played close to 300 times for the Cherries, had 12 months to run on his existing deal, but has agreed terms to stay for an extra year.

AFC Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels will always remember Leyton Orient fondly AFC Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels will always look back on his time with Leyton Orient fondly, after the O's provided him with a platform to kick-start a successful career in the game.

Cook continues Toulon Tournament journey Aidy Boothroyd's team beat China in their opening game on Saturday, with Cook playing 90 minutes. The midfielder also completed 90 minutes against the Mexicans in a game that the Young Lions couldn't find their fluency. Aaron Ramsdale was an unused substitute for the game.

Striker Afobe reportedly poised to re-sign for Wolves CHERRIES striker Benik Afobe is poised to return to Wolves on a permanent deal, according to Sky Sports News.

2017/18's most popular kit names Here are the top ten most popular shirt names that adorned supporters' shirts in the 2017/18 season. There's still 70% off our 2017/18 Umbro range online and in store. Click here to view the full range.

Cherries one of four clubs linked with West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez CHERRIES are one of four clubs in the race to snap up West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez, according to Sky Sports News.

King 'not happy' over positional switch at Cherries JOSHUA King appeared to question Eddie Howe’s decision to switch him to a deeper role and admitted: “I’m not happy and my manager knows…

Bournemouth linked with striker Cherries boss Eddie Howe will have a space in his squad for a frontman in the summer if and when Lewis Grabban moves on, as his loan at Aston Villa has come to an end and is expected to leave.

King hits out at Bournemouth changes amid exit rumours The Norway international struggled to replicate his goalscoring exploits from the 2016/17 season when he notched 16 times, finishing the most recent campaign with nine goals to his name.

Howe will react to outspoken King Josh King has been reported as speaking to Norwegian newspaper VG and he hasn't held back in complaining that he has been played out of position in the last season.

Saint-Etienne, Rennes show interests in Bournemouth's Max Gradel Saint-Etienne and Rennes have shown interests in signing AFC Bournemouth winger Max Gradel on a permanent deal. Sports Witness reports that the two French top-flight sides are targeting a move for the 30-year-old who helped Toulouse retain their Ligue 1 status.

Midfielder rejects Bournemouth proposal to agree deal with Barcelona Last week, we carried a story based on Mundo Deportivo's report that Barcelona B midfielder Ramón Rodríguez Jiménez, commonly know as Monchu, was a transfer target for AFC Bournemouth. The Premier League club have been following the player for a while and held "several meetings" with his camp.

Joshua King must be given priority at Bournemouth next season The Norwegian forward has complained about losing his role to Jermain Defoe and Callum Wilson in the Premier League last year. Bournemouth took a chance last season when they brought in Jermain Defoe from Sunderland.

Window shopping a 'stressful experience' for Cherries boss Howe BOSS Eddie Howe readied himself for the "stressful experience" of summer recruitment and vowed Cherries would not lose their identity.

Arter and Afobe involved in World Cup warm ups Afobe played for DR Congo who faced Nigeria in a World Cup warm up game - the Nigerians face England next weekend at Wembley Stadium. The striker started for DR Congo and played 73 minutes before being substituted.

Stock rejects Cherries offer The 36-year-old made over 150 appearances for the Dorset outfit between 2000 and 2006 and he has since gone on to play for Preston, Doncaster, Burnley and, more recently, non-league Havant and Waterlooville. Stock joined the Hawks in 2014 and he has decided to continue his playing career with the 2017-18 National South-winning side.

Newcastle transfer boost as Josh King admits he is unhappy at Bournemouth Newcastle United were linked with Josh King last month. AFC Bournemouth striker Josh King has told Norwegian outlet VG in no uncertain terms that he is "unhappy" at the Vitality Stadium and stated that he is considering his future, with Newcastle United reportedly keen.

Report: Bournemouth fail with late bid for Willy Boly, will sign Wolves deal Wolverhampton Wanderers look set to fend off Bournemouth for Willy Boly. According to The Mirror, Bournemouth's late move for defender Willy Boly will fail as he will instead sign a permanent deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

AFC Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels 'will forever be thankful' to Leyton Orient for kick-starting his career AFC Bournemouth full-back Charlie Daniels has insisted he will forever be thankful to Leyton Orient for giving him the platform to eventually play in the Premier League after returning to his old club on Sunday.

Howe says Cook break will prevent burn-out The midfielder was a surprise absentee from the Cherries side that took on Burnley on the final day of the season, and Howe later revealed he was on holiday in Dubai. With the season over, it appeared to be a strange decision, but Cook is now on international duty with the England under-21s and Howe says the break was a must.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall for Arter discussions It has been reported that Harry Arter has had his end of season talk with Eddie Howe and it must have been a nervy encounter for both parties. While Arter says he was honest about his view on the season and what he wanted in future, Eddie Howe was also very honest in where he thought Harry was at.

Cherries away support dwindling Interesting figures about our away support last season from the old bill. Just under 1600 average away following, which is a slight fall on the previous season and down from 2,200 in our first Premier League season.

Stock turns down full-time coaching role at Cherries FORMER Cherries star Brian Stock admitted he had thought "long and hard" before turning down a full-time coaching role at the Dorset club.

Howe confident of avoiding Cook burnout CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe believes Lewis Cook's early finish to the Premier League campaign will stop him suffering from burnout next season.

Team player Surman would not throw toys out of the pram ANDREW Surman insisted he had not been tempted to throw his toys out of the pram due to reduced game time at Cherries.

Grabban - Future yet to be decided The 30-year-old scored eight goals in 18 games during his loan spell at Villa Park but it ended in disappointment. Grabban was part of the Villa squad that lost in the play-off final to Fulham on Saturday, with Tom Cairney's goal ensuring the Cottagers grabbed a 1-0 win.

Cherries linked with Leeds youngster Pearce, who arrived at Leeds from Everton's youth academy in 2014, enjoyed a breakthrough season with the Whites towards the end of the 2017-18 campaign, as he made five appearances after making his debut in March and he scored his first senior goal during their 2-1 victory over Barnsley last month.

No Bournemouth move yet for young England star Over the past couple of weeks, AFC Bournemouth have been linked with a young English defender, who currently happens to be away with Lewis Cook on international duty at the Toulon Tournament. Both played for England Under 21's in their opening game victory over China.

Midfielder rejects Bournemouth role to extend Hawks stay BRIAN STOCK has turned down a full-time coaching role at Premier League side AFC Bournemouth to play in the National League with the Hawks next season. It is a massive boost for manager Lee Bradbury, having his captain available as he puts his squad together for next season.

Park and ride will form part of AFC Bournemouth stadium negotiations BOURNEMOUTH council will discuss a park and ride scheme with AFC Bournemouth as part of the planning process for the club's new stadium.

Cook leads England to victory in Toulon Tournament opener LEWIS Cook skippered England under-21s to a dramatic win over China in their Toulon Tournament opener.

Promoted teams' financial clout toughens Cherries' Premier League task BOSS Eddie Howe braced himself for the arrival of the Championship's big spenders and admitted the financial climate in the second tier had changed…

Cook captains England in opener The under-21s are looking to secure the title for a third successive year following victories in 2016 and 2017. Cook was influential in helping the Young Lions get off to a good start with a 2-1 win over China.

Rhoys retries but is not forgotten The retirement of Rhoys Wiggins might not hit the fans with a huge amount of surprise as the former Sheffield Wednesday player didn't really have an impact on his more recent return to AFCB that was hampered by the knee injury that never cleared up.

Report: Leeds could sell Tom Pearce as Bournemouth make £2m bid Leeds United are reportedly prepared to sell Tom Pearce as the Premier League interest intensifies. According to a report from The Sun on Sunday, Leeds could be willing to sell Tom Pearce for the right price this summer as Bournemouth test their resolve with a £2 million bid for the youngster.

Eight scholars sign professional terms ahead of 2018/19 Nnamdi Ofoborh and Will Dennis had signed their contracts earlier in the season, but now Sam Sherring, Charlie Seaman, Dinesh Gilella, Jaidon Anthony, James Boote and Gavin Kilkenny will also be professionals next season. Under-18s players Connal Morrison, Ash Pope and Antonio Diaz will leave the club at the end of their scholarship deals.

Arter ponders his Cherries future The midfielder is on Republic of Ireland duty for their friendlies with France and the USA and knows he needs to be playing regularly to keep his place. Last season was something of a disaster after injuries kept him out of the side and then, when he was fit, he could not fight his way back in.

Six youngsters sign professional deals at Cherries SIX under-18s players have signed professional contracts at Cherries, while three are set to depart.

Grabban has done himself and AFCB proud It's a big day for Lewis Grabban today as Aston Villa take on Fulham in the Play-off final for the Premier League. Lewis Grabban has been quietly going about his work in the Championship.

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.

Has Begovic been worth his £10million transfer fee? AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic made his return to south coast from then Premier League champions Chelsea during the summer of 2017. He came for a fee reported to be in the region of £10million and went on to feature in all 38 league games during the 2017/18 campaign.

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.

Is it goodbye to Gradel? Max Gradel has had a season long loan at Toulouse in Ligue 1 and has been relatively successful with his goal haul of nine from 28 games.

Loan spell could be the making of Ramsdale says Howe CHERRIES manager Eddie Howe believes Aaron Ramsdale's loan spell with relegated Chesterfield "could be the making of him".

Boss warns of tough times ahead The Cherries once again defied the odds to remain in the top flight with a 12th-placed finish, to follow their ninth-placed spot last term and 16th the first season. Despite having made some great additions to the club over the past two years and with this summer's new influx yet to arrive, Howe says it gets harder and harder in the top flight.

Cherries in for Barca youngster Mundo Deportivo, who are known for their close links to Barca, say the Cherries have held talks about a deal for the 18-year-old and hope to persuade him his future lies on the south coast of England.

King reaches 100 Premier League apps The Norwegian was presented with his special medal in line with the company's new relationship with the Premier League. King arrived on the south coast in 2015, upon the Cherries' promotion to English football's highest tier.

Official FPL: Our top scoring players Our only player to play in every minute of Premier League action throughout the season, Begovic's point tally was aided by six clean sheets and an important penalty save away at Crystal Palace. Cost: £4.5 millionTotal score: 112 points. Six goals in his last 13 games saw King rise to second in our overall points scorers.

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Season tickets: How to renew Once the deadline has passed, any non-renewed season tickets will be released and current holders will have the opportunity to move their seat to any available on Friday 22nd June. For information on the renewal system, supporters can read the below guide.

Is Howe battling to keep AFCB's identity? He knows that to replace some of the stars that have got the Cherries to the Premier League will be the next challenge, and he needs those older players to teach the newcomers the interactions that AFCB have developed, and to carry them through, in turn, when they play games.

Will AFC Bournemouth ever see the benefits of the Premier League era? AFC Bournemouth won promotion to the Premier League in 2015. Promotion to the top flight of English football came for the first time in the clubs history following a remarkable rise through the Football League. It's now a story that most people with even a small interest in English football are moderately aware of.

Midfielder close to agreeing Bournemouth deal, waiting for Barcelona counter-offer Mundo Deportivo report AFC Bournemouth are in the advanced stages of signing Barcelona Juvenil A midfielder Ramón Rodríguez Jiménez, commonly know as Monchu, this summer. The 18-year-old moved to the Catalan club's youth setup from Mallorca in 2012.

Next season 'will be harder' for Cherries EDDIE Howe predicted Cherries would face more "difficult moments" in the Premier League next season.

King gets Norway call The away fixture against Iceland will take place in Reykjavik on Saturday 2nd June, with the game against Panama scheduled for four days later in Oslo on Wednesday 6th June. Both Iceland and Panama will be using the fixtures as preparation for their upcoming respective FIFA World Cup campaigns.

Two former Wrexham AFC players sign for National League rivals Goalkeeper Shwan Jalal joined the Spireites earlier on Tuesday, while his signature was followed quickly by midfielder Sam Wedgbury. Free agent Jalal was not offered another contract at Macclesfield in the summer despite helping the Silkmen to the National League title.

Cherries delighted with effort The Bosnia and Herzegovina keeper was number one choice all season and kept six clean sheets as the Cherries once again defied the odds to remain in the Premier league with a 12th-placed finish. Begovic, a Premier League winner with Chelsea back in 2017, was delighted to enjoy such a campaign and was particularly pleased with his ever-present tag.

Howe hails Begovic The Bosnian has played every minute of every game for the Cherries this season - even turning out through the pain barrier after picking up a knee injury in training. Howe is delighted with his progress and the form he has show all season. Howe told the Echo: 'It says something about his consistency, attitude and how he looks after himself.

Has Arter got a future at Bournemouth? The news that Lewis Cook has signed a new deal at AFCB may mean that Eddie Howe is agreeable to letting one of his long-serving midfielders go. Harry Arter may well have decided that his career will not be continued at the Cherries having seen his place in the team taken by Lewis Cook.

Premier League clubs will have big tussle with foreign clubs The Premier League summer transfer window opened early this year, with top-flight English clubs allowed to do business from the 17th May. This is because the transfer window for the Premier League has been altered this year. No longer will transfer deadline day come at the end of August, several weeks after the season had already kicked off.

Ever-present Begovic worth every penny of £10million fee EDDIE Howe hailed "great professional" Asmir Begovic and said the goalkeeper had paid off his £10million transfer fee.