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Vacancies: Matchday supporter services There are a number of roles available to apply for within the matchday supporter services team as the club looks to improve fan experience at Vitality Stadium. Matchday Supporter Services Team. The Supporter Services team will be responsible for assisting supporters with entry via turnstiles, queue management and any ticketing queries.

Deadline-day arrivals fighting for West Ham debuts The duo joined the Hammers on deadline day but were not involved in the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on the opening day of the season. Boss Manuel Pellegrini was coy on the subject of Perez and Sanchez featuring in the first game of the campaign at the London Stadium, indicating both would start on the bench if they made the matchday squad.

Will big spending Hammers be easy to take down? Liverpool might not have done AFCB the best of favours having beaten the Hammers 4-0 on the opening day of West Ham's season.

West Ham United v Bournemouth Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between West Ham United and Bournemouth.

Lerma uncertainty as Cherries look strong for Hammers trip 'We have a lot of important games coming up, but in terms of Jefferson's availability for the weekend we'll have to wait and see.' Fellow summer arrival David Brooks impressed Howe last Saturday and could remain in the starting XI, while the rest of the squad is looking strong for the game.

Howe confirms Lerma progress The Colombia international is now close to making his full debut for the club just weeks after signing a five-year deal. Bournemouth paid £25million for his services from Levante but he was allowed to return late after playing at the World Cup in Russia.

West Ham United v Bournemouth: match preview Manuel Pellegrini wants West Ham to brighten the mood at the London Stadium with attacking football but they will have to better at the back against Bournemouth.

Match pack: West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth Following a 2-0 win over Cardiff City last weekend, the Cherries are back in action with a trip to West Ham. Last season, both fixtures ended in draws, with little between the two sides, who finished a place apart in the final Premier League standings.

Team news: 'Wait and see' on Lerma Lerma arrived for a club record fee during the summer transfer window, but wasn't considered for selection for the Cherries' opening fixture of the season against Cardiff City. But after a full week in training, Howe has said that the Colombian international has benefitted from a full week in training.

AFC Bournemouth U18 vs Exeter City U18 Head to Head Preview, Team Stats and Prediction - England Youth Alliance - 2018 August 18 Team goals scored and team goals conceded show the percentage of games that AFC Bournemouth U18 or Exeter City U18 has managed to score or concede a goal in their last games in the last 2 months.

When will we see Lerma and Rico? AFC Bournemouth spent in-excess of £45million on three players over the summer with David Brooks, Diego Rico and Jefferson Lerma all making the move to the south coast. With Benik Afobe, Lewis Grabban and Maxi Gradel all departing for around £20million, the Cherries net spend on three exciting players looks good business.

Rival Lines: West Ham finish top six? 'No chance!' Rival LinesMatch Preview: West Ham v AFCBBlogger interview: West Ham Till I DieTwitter: @WestHamTil Well, Rival Lines is back. Yes, we'll be chatting to fellow bloggers and podcasters about their teams for as many away games as we can for another season.

Their crowd will expect an open and attacking West Ham performance Written by northstandmark. As we saw Sunday, Liverpool took West Ham apart. We'll have to see what that means for us in terms of sparking a backlash in what'll be West Ham's first home game of this season. What struck me was the speed at which Liverpool stormed through midfield.

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Chelsea and Arsenal promise goals and flaws, Fulham need to tighten up at Spurs and will sparks fly again when Benítez meets Warnock?

Carabao Cup second-round draw: West Ham to visit League One AFC Wimbledon West Ham United will visit League One side AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Cherries to face MK Dons in Carabao Cup The Cherries enter the competition in the second round, having reached the quarter-final stage last season. Opponents MK Dons beat Charlton Athletic 3-0 in their first round clash, with the second round tie at Vitality Stadium scheduled to take place on the week commencing 27th August.

Big Spending West Ham We have had our first game of the new season which was at home against Cardiff, it ended in a 2-0 win. This was the first time in an opening game in the Premier League we haven't lost. For the next game which is our first away of the new season, the Cherries have a relative short trip up to London to play West Ham.

Premier League predictions: Lawro v singer Tom Grennan Mark Lawrenson takes on singer Tom Grennan to predict this weekend's Premier League fixtures.

Speedy sponsorship for the club Today, Speedy Marquee is one of the largest, independent office supplies company on the south coast with more than 21,500 products, including office furniture and stationery, available for national next day delivery.

Gallery: Cherries train ahead of Hammers Eddie Howe's side have been out on the training pitches, with the first away trip of the season on Saturday. And you can look the part with our training range, now available here. Flick through the gallery above to see the preparations in full flow.

AFC Bournemouth announce latest signing One of the south coast's largest independent office supplies firms has signed up for a fifth consecutive year of partnership with AFC Bournemouth. Long-established Speedy Marquee is the Premier League club's official office supplier as well as supporting the Cherries in other ways.

West Ham United predicted line-up to face AFC Bournemouth West Ham United were humbled at the hands of Liverpool last week after the Reds thumped the Hammers to end the game 4-0. After an impressive pre-season, Manuel Pellegrini's newly-assembled side failed to live up to the expectations in the opening game of the season.

Best Bets of the Weekend: Premier League Matchday 2 Banker of the Weekend: Newcastle to beat Cardiff at 29/20: All may not be well at Newcastle off the field, but they look good value to take the three points here at almost 6/4. Cardiff were well beaten at Bournemouth on the opening weekend, while the Magpies were pretty unlucky to lose on the opening day against Tottenham.

Howe to set right example The bans go up the more the manager or the coaches contravene the laws and Howe says he wants his staff to be on their best behaviour, although he concedes emotions sometimes run high. Howe told the Daily Echo: "Personally, I hope I don't have any issues with it.

AFCB have to watch out for West Ham interceptions Predicting results in early season games is always tricky and it is no less easy this weekend with West Ham hosting Bournemouth after their 4-0 drubbing by Liverpool. Still we can use some of the stats from the last weekend to see where it went wrong for West Ham and perhaps get a hint of where Bournemouth might be able to profit.

West Ham United vs AFC Bournemouth Head to Head Preview, Team Stats and Prediction - England Premier League - 2018 August 18 Team goals scored and team goals conceded show the percentage of games that West Ham United or AFC Bournemouth has managed to score or concede a goal in their last games in the last 2 months.

Premier League 2018-19 - West Ham United vs AFC Bournemouth Preview When does West Ham United vs AFC Bournemouth kick off? Saturday 18th August, 15:00. Where is West Ham United vs AFC Bournemouth being played? London Stadium. What television channel is West Ham United vs AFC Bournemouth on? West Ham United vs AFC Bournemouth will not be televised live in the UK.

Women draw Basingstoke in FA Cup The Cherries enter the competition in the first round of qualifying, having reached the second round of qualifying last year. The tie will take place on Sunday 2nd September at 2pm, with Steve Davies' side being drawn away from home.

Media: view: West Ham United Jack Rosser from the Evening Standard gave his assessment of the Hammers, who started the season with a 4-0 defeat away to Liverpool last Sunday. You can follow Jack on Twitter by clicking here. What are your thoughts on West Ham after their summer break?

Battle on for Cherries defender The 31-year-old has been the first choice left-back since arriving at the club in 2011 from Leyton Orient but he now faces a challenge following the summer signing of Rico from Leganes for £10.7m. Daniels has a head start as the Spaniard has arrived under suspension but he is ready to fight for his spot when the new signing is ready.

Spanish Cherries will make AFCB a very different team While we will have to wait a few weeks to see how the likes of Jefferson Lerma and Diego Rico go in the Premier League, we can already understand that AFCB will be a very different proposition for other teams facing them this season. Bournemouth's Spanish signings are welcomed by the fans at Dean Court.

West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna staying positive ahead of AFC Bournemouth clash Angelo Ogbonna has called for the squad to stay positive and keep their optimistic hopes for the season, despite the result against Liverpool on the Premier League's opening weekend. The 30-year-old Italian claims that the squad showed there was quality in the side and progress had been made, despite the final score on the day.

The long read: Lewis Cook Ask anyone in football, I'm not calm. I'm calm off the pitch, but in training I'm bad, I think I'm too competitive. It's not a bad thing, but I need to channel it.

Howe lifts lid on Lerma qualities The Cherries splashed out £25million to bring the 23-year-old to the south coast from Levante this summer but the Vitality Stadium faithful have yet to get a glimpse of the Colombian.

W + S continue support of Women "We are really pleased to be able to continue our support of the AFC Bournemouth Women's team for the next two seasons,". "W&S avidly support women in sports and we look forward to seeing the AFCB Women's team progress." AFC Bournemouth would like to extend their thanks to W+S for their continued support.

Wilson hit and miss? It was a real up and down day for Callum Wilson against Cardiff City. There were moments when he could have been celebrating far more than a single goal, but I think Wilson was just pleased to come out with a goal on the day after such an eventful match for him.

Junior Cherries clean up Bournemouth Beach The event started with the group being greeted by Junior Stanislas at Vitality Stadium, with the winger answering questions put by the children, before posing for a group photo.

All tickets issued: Leicester All available tickets for AFC Bournemouth's home Premier League against Leicester City have been.

West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth Match Preview, 18/08/2018 Premier League round 2 fixtures:. Saturday, 18 August. Cardiff x Newcastle United ; draw. Everton x Southampton ; draw. Leicester City x Wolverhampton Wanderers ; draw. Tottenham x Fulham ; draw. West Ham United x Bournemouth ; draw. Chelsea x Arsenal ; draw.

Does it matter that Lewis Cook didn't start against Cardiff? There were a few puzzled faces when Lewis Cook was left out of the starting line up against Cardiff City. I had wondered if Howe would play three central midfielders as they had all been doing well in pre-season, but he decided to stick with the Marseilles set up which is hard to argue with.

Cherries ace reveals Wales hopes The Cherries £10million signing made his Premier League debut as Eddie Howe's men beat the Bluebirds 2-0 at the weekend, and would no doubt have caught the eye of Giggs. The Wales boss was at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday to cast his eye over Brooks and would have been impressed with what he saw as the 21-year-old put in a solid display.

Bournemouth have their platform A winning home start is a superb way to start the new campaign. Bournemouth now have a platform where they can attack the division now and aren't playing catch up from the start said Eddie Howe. It is indeed an unfamiliar position to be in for AFCB but they must make the most of their opening-day win.

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.

Big call to play Brooks pays off I was not expecting Eddie Howe to put David Brooks straight into the starting line up for the match against Cardiff City. Howe has always been cautious about youth being given its start when it comes to the first team. Bu Brooks seems mature beyond his tender years and he didn't disappoint.

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.

Wee-man is going to have a big AFCB season Ryan Fraser was rightly the talk of the town on Saturday night after he had scored the opening goal of Bournemouth's 20018-19 season. The wee-man had said in pre-season that he wanted to make more of an impact on the score sheet this season.

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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.

Mansion renews sponsorship of AFC Bournemouth Mansion will serve as the principal partner of Bournemouth for a fourth consecutive season, giving the gaming operator prominent brand exposure on team kit, as well as access to club assets for a range of commercial projects and mutually beneficial marketing activities.

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.

A massive opening three points for AFCB The win against Cardiff City has given Bournemouth a bit of momentum at the start of the season. It is now down to the players to try and build on that good three points now without being overly confident and forgetting how they need to perform at their very best to win games in this league.

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.

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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.

Bournemouth break opening day hoodoo 2-0 Getting wet: Diego Rico and Jefferson Lerma are welcomed at Dean Court. Everyone wants to get off to a good start in a new season and that's something AFCB have failed to do while they have been in the Premier League. But taking on newly-promoted Cardiff City they set about the game with intensity and intent.

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.

AFC Bournemouth vs. Cardiff City - Football Match Report - August 11, 2018 - ESPN Bournemouth dominated possession and deserved their 24th-minute lead as Fraser latched on to Wilson's low pass inside the penalty area and slotted past goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.

Warnock holds no fear as Bluebirds lose opener The newly-promoted Bluebirds produced a battling display on the south coast, but created little and were left empty-handed after goals from Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson earned the Cherries a 2-0 success.

Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff City Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson were on target for the Cherries while Wilson also missed a first-half penalty. Scotland international Fraser opened the scoring with the first shot of the match in the 24th minute, tapping Wilson's cross home.

Fraser and Wilson help dominant Bournemouth ease past Cardiff Two simple goals proved the difference as Bournemouth dampened Cardiff City’s return to the Premier League with a 2-0 home victory.

AFC Bournemouth v Cardiff City Match Report, 11/08/2018 Bournemouth held off a plucky Cardiff City to open the new Premier League campaign with a 2-0 home win thanks to goals from Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson. Fraser's close-range finish midway through the first half and Wilson's stoppage-time effort proved the difference as Eddie Howe's men ended a run of three opening weekend defeats.

Livescoring 2018/08/11 - 16:00 - English Premier League - Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth - Second Half You would not rule out an equaliser from Cardiff in the closing stages given the visitors' second-half pressure. A quarter of an hour left to play then at the south coast and this game is on a knife edge, with Cardiff really pushing on for an equaliser.

Huddersfield v Chelsea, Fulham v Palace and more: Saturday clockwatch – live! Get all the latest from the 3pm kick-offs on the opening day of the Premier League season and beyond with John Brewin.

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AFC Totton sign Bearwish and Papakonstantinou AFC TOTTON have welcomed two new faces into their squad ahead of next weekend's Evo-Stik Division One South opener at Highworth Town.

Can AFCB win their first game against Cardiff? Cardiff City have been raiding the Championship's best players ahead of the new Premier League season and while they may not have as big as some other top flight clubs, they will rely on team spirit and Warnock's tactical skills to spring more than a few surprises.

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Club re-sign with Mansion The newly-extended sleeve sponsorship allows the gaming operator and club to continue their long-standing relationship, and will see the two brands working closely on a range of commercial projects and mutually beneficial marketing activities to reach and reward both club fans and Mansion's members.

Neil Warnock says Cardiff were right to spend responsibly Neil Warnock said Cardiff, who spent around a net £28.5 this summer, are not throwing money around.

Match pack: AFC Bournemouth v Cardiff City The waiting is finally over and after a gruelling pre-season, seven friendlies and three exciting signings, it's time for the Cherries to get their 2018/19 campaign started.

Warnock satisfied with sensible spending The Bluebirds are back in the top flight and will be aiming to survive this season after their previous one-year stay during the 2013-14 campaign.

Bournemouth v Cardiff City: match preview Cardiff travel to Bournemouth with a stash of signings but Harry Arter, loaned from their opponents, is not eligible to play.

Camarasa could face Cherries, but Arter can't Both midfielders arrived on deadline-day, season-long loan deals from Real Betis and Bournemouth respectively, but only Camarasa is available to face the Cherries. Alex Smithies, Josh Murphy, Greg Cunningham and Bobby Reid are all in contention to make their Bluebirds debuts too, but loan signing Arter cannot face his parent club.

Premier League 2018-19 - AFC Bournemouth vs Cardiff City Preview When does AFC Bournemouth vs Cardiff City kick off? Saturday 11th August, 15:00. Where is AFC Bournemouth vs Cardiff City being played? Vitality Stadium. What television channel is AFC Bournemouth vs Cardiff City on? AFC Bournemouth vs Cardiff City will not be televised live in the UK.

Bournemouth v Cardiff City Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Bournemouth and Cardiff City.

Official FPL: Cherries squad covered There's some great value in the Cherries ranks and already some high ownership numbers ahead of the start of the new season. Sitting in as the 15th most owned player in the entire game, Charlie Daniels is priced at just £4.5m, with 17.5% of all managers turning to the full-back.

New midfielder to wait for debut The Colombian became the club's record signing this week after joining for a fee believed to be around £25million from Spanish La Liga side Levante.

Foodbank point added to matchday Please bring along an item or two from our list to leave at our collection point - it all makes a huge difference!" Rob Mitchell, commercial director at AFC Bournemouth, added: "We're proud to be partnered with Bournemouth Foodbank and to be working together to help end poverty and hunger in our community.

Team news: Howe on Lerma's availability The Colombia international joined from Levante on Tuesday, but after playing four games for his country at this summer's World Cup Howe revealed the midfielder is not yet ready to break into the side. "Jefferson is not being considered at this stage," he said at his pre-match press conference.

Howe explains difficult Arter decision Arter didn't feature in the Premier League for Bournemouth after January 1 in the previous campaign and has now opted to make the move to Cardiff in the hope of being afforded more first-team opportunities.

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Evolution not revolution Arter leaving today gave me pause for thought on the gradual first-team choice changes we've witnessed since Eddie Howe rejoined. There hasn't really been a 'big bang' overhaul that you see at some clubs. Not really surprising but I thought I'd look into it a little further.

Yeovil Town U18 vs AFC Bournemouth U18 Head to Head Preview, Team Stats and Prediction - England Youth Alliance - 2018 August 11 Team goals scored and team goals conceded show the percentage of games that Yeovil Town U18 or AFC Bournemouth U18 has managed to score or concede a goal in their last games in the last 2 months.

Premier League: 10 things to look out for on the opening weekend Manchester United and Leicester under pressure to start well, Emery’s formidable opening task, heightened ambitions for Brighton and Wolves.

Welcome To Our Fourth Season In The Premier League With the World Cup recently finished, the gap between seasons doesn't seem so long. With this hot weather we have been having and the school holidays, there will probably be fans missing including for the opening game, August has always been a bad month.

Will club record fee hinder Lerma? AFC Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has questioned whether the fact that the Cherries have broken their transfer record to land Jefferson Lerma from Levante will hinder him in any way. Players are often judged on the size of their transfer fees and AFC Bournemouth made three eight-figure signings this summer alone.

Will Howe go with three central midfielders against Cardiff? The teams have been rather mixed up of late as Bournemouth have churned out their run of summer fixtures. The choice of central midfielders has been made more of a headache for Howe by the failed attempts to bring Jefferson Lerma in.

BT Sport continue to ignore AFC Bournemouth Having previously ignored AFC Bournemouth for their selections in August and September, BT Sport has once again opted to ignore the Cherries, meaning that there will be no AFC Bournemouth games on BT during the opening four months of the season.

Match Preview: AFC Bournemouth vs. Cardiff City The wait is finally over as Cardiff City begin their 2018/19 campaign on Saturday away to AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. Neil Warnock's men will be looking to hit the ground running in their return to Premier League football, as they line up in front of a sell-out contingent of travelling Bluebirds.

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Summer transfer window verdict: how every Premier League club fared Arsenal, West Ham and Wolves were busy, Everton and Fulham left it late, Manchester United fell short and Spurs didn’t bother.

Cherries man joins Bluebirds on loan The Welsh club announced on Thursday that midfielder Arter has been signed on a season-long arrangement. Arter, the 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international, had been linked with a move to Watford but opted for the Bluebirds. He will not be eligible to face his parent club in Saturday's season opener at the Vitality Stadium.

Legend hardly does the man justice AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter found himself at a crossroads in his career. Since his move to the Cherries in 2010, Arter has been a mainstay in AFC Bournemouth's squad under Eddie Howe's two spells at the club.

Harry Arter completes Cardiff loan move Under the terms of the loan agreement, Arter will not be eligible for selection when AFC Bournemouth host Cardiff at Vitality Stadium on Saturday, or any other meeting between the clubs in the 2018/19 campaign.

Cardiff City have wrapped up the loan signing of Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter. Cardiff City have wrapped up the loan signing of Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter. The 28-year-old will stay with the Bluebirds for the entire 2018/19 season, but he will be ineligible to face his parent club on opening day.

2018/19 Premier League betting tips: Title, top scorer and relegation Check out our best betting tips for the new Premier League season, with 40/1, 16/1 and 12/1 shots among those on offer… The problem in this season's Premier League title betting is that Manchester City are, for very understandable reasons, prohibitively short favourites.

Matchday schedule: Cardiff Supporters can collect their tickets for the Cardiff game from 9am at one of the collection windows. Tickets are also on sale for West Ham United away, Leicester City at home or Chelsea away. The ticket office is also open 20 minutes after the final whistle.

Cardiff make vital midfield addition on deadline day Boss Neil Warnock has been seeking to improve his choices in the middle of the park all summer following the departures of Craig Bryson and Marko Grujic although it was hoped the latter would re-join on loan from Liverpool.

Bournemouth set to retain Arter services The Bluebirds are understood to have made signing Arter one of their top priorities on transfer deadline day and were hopeful of tempting the Republic of Ireland international to make the switch by offering him certain assurances regarding his first-team opportunities.

Cardiff City confirm Victor Camarasa and Harry Arter loan deals Cardiff City secure loan deals for Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa and Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter.

Fans from all 20 Premier League clubs share their deadline day requests Manchester United need a defender, Southampton want a striker and Newcastle should swap Ashley for Staveley.

AFC Bournemouth vs Cardiff City Head to Head Preview, Team Stats and Prediction - England Premier League - 2018 August 11 Team goals scored and team goals conceded show the percentage of games that AFC Bournemouth or Cardiff City has managed to score or concede a goal in their last games in the last 2 months.

Arter isn't making any demands to AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter insists that he isn't making any demands to AFC Bournemouth or Cherries manager Eddie Howe. Following the pre-season friendly with Spanish La Liga side Real Betis, many Cherries fans have wondered if they had seen Harry Arter in an AFC Bournemouth shirt for the last time.

Brooks has pushed himself into starting contention for AFCB I was not that sure that David Brooks would be given much of a chance to start games for AFCB this season when he signed at the start of the summer. To be honest, the young midfielder has sparkled in what has been a pretty quiet pre-season for the Cherries.

The fee millstone £25-£30 million on a player? The Twilight Zone episode of supporting AFCB continues apace although, the truth be told, we're only spending tv money so shouldn't really be all that shocked when we look at the amount coming in. In fact, there's an important point to remember in all this.

Cherries loan out fringe duo The Cherries have snapped up a number of players this summer in readiness for the new campaign, but that means fringe players will have to move on as well. With that is mind Smith heads to Major League Soccer, having failed to make an impact since joining from Liverpool two years ago, and will be hoping to get some regular action.

Interview: Brad Smith on joining Sounders FC from AFC Bournemouth Seattle Sounders FC defender Brad Smith speaks to media following training on joining the club on loan from AFC Bournemouth, his familiarity with MLS and expectations for this season.

Seattle Sounders FC Acquire Brad Smith on Loan From AFC Bournemouth SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - Climbing up the Western Conference ladder isn't the only move the Seattle Sounders FC organization is doing. The club announced the acquisition of defender Brad Smith, Wednesday afternoon. Smith, a 24-year-old from Penrith, Australia, will remain with the Sounders on a season-long loan from AFC Bournemouth.

Hyndman heads to Hibs on loan The 22-year-old United States international joined the Cherries in 2016 after first playing on these shores with Fulham, and made his Premier League debut on the final day of last season when he started away in the win at Burnley.

Emerson Hyndman: Bournemouth midfielder joins Hibernian on loan Bournemouth midfielder Emerson Hyndman joins Hibernian on a six-month loan, subject to international clearance.

Two gone, at least one more to follow? Over the past couple of days two players have left the south coast on loan deals. Brad Smith has joined MLS side Seattle Sounders on loan until June. However the deal can be reviewed in January. Connor Mahoney meanwhile has joined Championship side Birmingham City on a similar loan deal.

Brad Smith joins Seattle Sounders on loan Bournemouth's Australian defender Brad Smith joins MLS club Seattle Sounders on a season-long loan.

Sounders acquire Brad Smith on loan from AFC Bournemouth UPDATE: The Seattle Sounders made the news official on Wednesday, August 8, announcing the acquisition of left back / winger Brad Smith on loan from AFC Bournemouth using Targeted Allocation Money. Smith will occupy an international roster slot.

Seattle Sounders sign fullback Brad Smith on loan from AFC Bournemouth TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Loan. The Seattle Sounders announced the acquisition of Australian fullback Brad Smith on loan from English Premier League side AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday, a timely reinforcement as they attempt to complete their latest late-summer surge up the Western Conference standings.

Smith loaned to Seattle Sounders The MLS outfit currently sit eighth in the Western Conference, with 29 points from their 22 games. Smith, who joined the Cherries from Liverpool in 2016, has made 11 first team appearances and is a full Australia international. Smith's loan to the MLS does have the option of a recall in January should the club opt to take it up.

Sounders FC acquires Brad Smith on loan from AFC Bournemouth - Seattle Sounders FC today announced that it has acquired defender Brad Smith on loan from English Premier League club AFC Bournemouth using Targeted Allocation Money.

Seattle Sounders sign 24-year-old fullback Brad Smith from AFC Bournemouth on loan On the final day of the Secondary Transfer Window, the Seattle Sounders announced the acquisition of defender Brad Smith on loan from English Premier League club AFC Bournemouth. The 24-year-old has spent the past five seasons in England, originally with Liverpool and then at Bournemouth for the past two years.

Bartley's Match Facts: AFC Bournemouth vs. Cardiff City It is almost finally here! Our first match of the 2018/19 Premier League season! The Bluebirds are back at CCS very shortly - but before that - safe journey to the City fans travelling with our lads to AFC Bournemouth. The away end is sold out - amazing support as always!

Ticket ballot available for BU students To apply, all students have to do is email their name, mobile number and student number to. The same information must also be provided for the recipient of the second ticket. If successful, the four winners will receive two tickets to the fixture, charged at £19 each.

Photos: Lerma completes physical testing Exclusive images, as Jefferson Lerma arrives at Vitality Stadium on Wednesday morning to complete a series of physical tests.

Cherries midfielder attracting interest The 28-year-old has been with the Cherries since agreeing a switch from Woking in 2010 and played a key role in helping the club climb up to the Premier League. Arter was a regular until last term when he was restricted to just 13 Premier League outings as youngster Lewis Cook was handed more opportunities.

Gallery: Cherries prepare for Cardiff AFC Bournemouth have been hard at work ahead of this weekend's visit of Cardiff City.

Gallery: Lerma undergoes medical AFC Bournemouth were delighted to announce the signing of Columbia international Jefferson Lerma.

Physicality and technique: Expert view on Lerma Perhaps the most surprising thing about Jefferson Lerma leaving Levante, is the fact that it hasn't happened until the summer of 2018. When Levante were relegated a couple of seasons ago, the Colombian midfielder was a regular and had already impressed in La Liga.

El Cerrito to Bournemouth: Lerma in profile Supporters know that the 23-year-old has signed from Levante for a club-record fee, but how much do we know about Lerma the player? Here, take a look back at his career so far and his journey from El Cerrito in Colombia to Vitality Stadium.

Brain injury expert calls for ban on heading in football One of the world's leading brain injury experts is calling for a ban on heading in football, following a number of historical cases.

Colombia midfielder explains what lured him into £25m Bournemouth move Bournemouth have broken their transfer record to sign Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma from Levante. The 23-year-old is understood to have cost the Cherries £25million and the Premier League club announced he has signed a five-year contract. He leaves Spanish side Levanta after three years in which he scored three times in 93 appearances.

Premier League 2018-19: BBC Sport pundits pick champions and top four More than 20 BBC pundits predict who will win the Premier League title and who will finish in the top four.

Is it more of a happy camp with Lerma deal done? It wasn't long after the 5-2 home win against Olympic Marseilles that the papers were full of the news that Jefferson Lerma was about to sign for AFCB with Levante having agreed a fee of £25m for the player.

Cherries complete record deal for Colombian ace The 23-year-old is understood to have cost a club record £25million from La Liga side Levante, and Bournemouth announced he has signed a five-year contract. He leaves his Spanish side after three seasons in which he scored three times in 93 appearances.

Every signing is something of a gamble AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has finally got his man. Colombia International midfielder Jefferson Lerma is finally a Cherries player. The chase for the 23-year-old at times appeared to have been rather protracted.

Lerma signs in club record deal The 23-year-old central midfielder arrives from Levante and has put pen to paper on a five-year deal. Lerma began his career with Atletico Huila, in his homeland, and rose through their ranks to become a first team regular.

First photos: Lerma in red and black A selection of images of club record signing Jefferson Lerma in red and black.

Ticket point criteria: Chelsea The club's trip to London to take on Chelsea takes place on Saturday 1st September with a 3pm kick-off. The allocation for away fans at Stamford Bridge is 3,000, with supporters on 7+ away league points able to purchase tickets for the game from 9am on Wednesday 8th August.

AFC Bournemouth transfer news: Cherries complete £25 million signing of Jefferson Lerma from Levante Bournemouth have secured the signature of Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma for a fee of £25million - making him the south coast club's record signing. Lerma, 23, has signed a five-year contract with the Cherries leaving Spanish side Levante after three years where he scored three times in 93 appearances.

Be the 12th man for Cardiff fixture And a 12th man or woman package is available for this weekend's game, with all of the following included… The package will cost £200 and more information can be found here. To enquire further or book your place, please contact Aysia Smith on. Please note, the package will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bournemouth winger heads out on-loan The Cherries signed Mahoney in the summer of 2017 on a four-year contract after he rejected the chance to pen a new deal with Blackburn following their relegation from the Championship. Mahoney was unable to force his way into Eddie Howe's plans last term and he made just two appearances in the League Cup before Barnsley took him on loan.

Connor Mahoney: Birmingham City sign Bournemouth winger on loan Birmingham City sign Bournemouth winger Connor Mahoney on a season-long loan deal.

Mahoney completes Birmingham loan The 21-year-old moves to St Andrew's to join up with Garry Monk's Sky Bet Championship side, with the deal containing a recall clause which the club can exercise in January.

Transfers: Bournemouth land £25m Colombian Lerma Bournemouth have broken their transfer record to sign Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma from Levante. The 23-year-old is understood to have cost the Cherries £25m and the Premier League club announced he has signed a five-year contract. He leaves Spanish side Levanta after three years in which he scored three times in 93 appearances.

Eddie Howe tips Bournemouth signing Jefferson Lerma to excel in Premier League Howe said: "It's no secret that Jefferson has been someone we have chased for a while this summer. It's been a complicated deal but I am certain it will be worth all the hard work that people have put in to make this happen. "Jefferson is an extremely talented player and a very good athlete who will bring a different type of play to our midfield.

United and Arsenal fixtures switched for TV The kick-off for the Cherries' Vitality Stadium fixture with Manchester United has been brought forward and will now begin at 12.30pm on Saturday 3rd November. For the visit of Arsenal later in the month, the game will now kick-off at 1.30pm on Sunday 25th November, the day after the fixture had previously been scheduled.

Bournemouth smash transfer record to sign Colombian star Jefferson Lerma for £25m from Levante BOURNEMOUTH have smashed their transfer record to complete the £25million signing of Jefferson Lerma. The Colombian, 23, has joined from Spanish side Levante on a five-year deal. Lerma told the club's website: "I'm so happy to be an AFC Bournemouth player.

Ref watch: Friend in charge of opener Coincidently, Friend was in charge during the Cherries' last competitive game at Vitality Stadium, as Swansea City were defeated 1-0 thanks to a Ryan Fraser goal. The referee took charge of two other Cherries fixtures last season, one being the 2-1 victory over Arsenal and the other the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

AFC Bournemouth v Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview - Cherries looking for perfect start AFC Bournemouth have lost on the opening day of the three previous seasons Cardiff City have only spent one season before this in the Premier League and were relegated It's been almost ten years since the Bluebirds last beat the Cherries AFC Bournemouth are looking to continue to solidify their status as a Premier League club this season.

Medical for Cherries' new signing The Colombian international was on Howe's summer shopping list before he appeared in the World Cup in Russia, playing all four games for his national side, and they have managed to see off late interest from clubs across Europe for his signature.

Are AFCB getting the mistakes out the way? Every season you will see some clangers and while Artur Boruc will not want to reflect too long on the match against Real Betis. He'll know he made a bit of a hash of his attempted clearance that led to the first Betis goal. Artur Boruc is still trying to put the odd clanger behind him.

Police release figures for Dean Court operations Last season AFC Bournemouth saw an increase in match day security around Dean Court. Supporters now are subjected to body searches prior to entering the ground, which includes empty pockets, having a magic wand waved around their body and a rather friendly pat down.

Wimborne sign winger Curtis Young from AFC Totton WINGER Curtis Young has seized the chance to play Evo-Stik Premier South football with Wimborne Town. The 19-year-old former AFC Bournemouth trainee has left AFC Totton to join Matty Holmes' newly-promoted Magpies side.

Swipestation continues at Vitality Stadium "The app is simple to use and will not only reduce waiting times at the bar but will also give the opportunity for fans to order their food and drink from anywhere in the stadium." Supporters situated in the Vitality Main Stand entering via turnstile A are advised to download the app before the opening game of the season against Cardiff City.

Cherries told to splash cash on Mepham The Bees are very keen to keep hold of their star man in the face of interest from the Premier League, with the Cherries and Leicester City keeping tabs on the situation.

Loan watch: Ndjoli on target for Kilmarnock The SPL outfit played host to Saint Johnstone, running out 2-0 winners at Rugby Park. Kris Boyd opened the scoring following the interval, prodding home a well worked free-kick 58 minutes in. And, after coming on no more than ten minutes prior, Ndjoli got his name on the scoresheet and made himself an instant hit with the Killie fans.

Bournemouth Beach clean for Junior Cherries The day will include a player appearance, games and prizes as well as a chance to get your hands on some official Cherries merchandise. The itinerary for the day is as follows:. Please note, Junior Cherries can only take part if they are aged eight or above as parents / guardians are not permitted to accompany them on the trip.

Ake dishes up free pizza to Junior Cherries The Nathan Ake pizza features the defender's favourite toppings - tomato, cheese, BBQ chicken and peppers - and is produced by Bournemouth's Hot Rocks Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, which is an official partner of the Junior Cherries.

Vacancy: Community Coach Apprenticeships AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications for all sectors of the community. AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Bournemouth make move for Real teenager The 19-year-old, who is a graduate of Real's academy, has spent pre-season with the senior side, taking part in the International Champions Cup. Bournemouth have been monitoring his progress and Eddie Howe has received glowing reports from his scouting team.

Will Aké be fit for Cardiff City? Bournemouth may be seating on the fitness of Nathan Akà ahead of their Premier League opener against Cardiff City. Having come off in the early part of the second half with what Howe said was a toe problem, Akà will be carefully monitored this week.

Cherries back in for long term target? Have AFC Bournemouth returned to a reportedly long-term summer target? Since the January transfer window, the Cherries have been firmly linked with Brentford and Wales international defender Chris Mepham. Reports at the time suggested that a £5.5million offer had been rejected.

World Cup star set for Cherries medical On Saturday night, news quickly broke that AFC Bournemouth had agreed on a fee with Spanish La Liga side Levante for Colombia International midfielder Jefferson Lerma.

Cherries duo set to depart? The transfer window slams shut on Thursday and there could be a few more departures from Dean Court before that happens. Brad Smith looks set to make a surprise move to America with MLS side Seattle Sounders, the former Liverpool left-back has dropped down the pecking order since the signing of Diego Rico.

AFCB save their best for Marseilles 5-2 Bournemouth get ready for the new season with a 5-2 win over Olympic Marseilles. Pre-season had been an arduous affair for AFCB fans up until this game.

Cherries ready to break the bank to land £25million Colombian Bournemouth have agreed on the record fee for the Colombian midfielder and will top the £20m they paid Chelsea for Nathan Ake last summer. Lerma is understood to be set to travel to the south coast to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms, with Bournemouth also needing to secure a work permit.

Jefferson Lerma: Bournemouth agree club record fee for Levante midfielder Bournemouth's club record £25m bid for Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma is accepted by Spanish side Levante.

Gallery: AFC Bournemouth 5-2 Marseille The Cherries were rampant against the Ligue 1 side, with Joshua King, Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Adam Smith all on target. Valere Germain and Remy Cabella struck consolation goals in the second half. Here are a selection of the best photos from the game.

In focus: Marseille Full name: Olympique de MarseilleHead coach: Rudi GarciaKit colours: White and blue, black, blue Home ground: Stade VelodromeCapacity: 67,394. Ligue 1: 4thEuropa League: Runners-upCouple de France: Quarter-finalsCoupe de la Ligue: Round of 16Top scorer: Florian Thauvin.

Has Harry Arter played his final game for AFC Bournemouth? AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter would appear to be at a crossroads in his career. Since his move to the Cherries in 2010, Arter has been a mainstay in AFC Bournemouth's squad under Eddie Howe's two spells at the club.

Former Liverpool man to make surprise move to America? AFC Bournemouth defender Brad Smith looks set to be making a move to the United States of America for a loan spell with Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders. The 24-year-old Australian international has made little impression at Dean Court since his £3million move from Liverpool just over two years ago.

AFCB's pre-season gets even tougher with Olympic Marseilles Olympic Marseilles are probably the hardest of opponents that AFCB will have faced this summer. They finished fourth in the French Le Ligue last season on 77 points and lost in the Europa League final last year to AtlÃtico Madrid. They have been banned though from the competition for the next two years because of crowd disturbances.

If Brooks is good enough he will play, but is he good enough? In recent years there have not been many new AFC Bournemouth signings that have broken straight into Eddie Howe's thoughts on a starting XI. Following his signing from Leeds United, Lewis Cook made his debut for the Cherries on the opening day of the season against Manchester United.

Gallery: AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Real Betis A collection of images from the Cherries' pre-season defeat against Real Betis at Vitality Stadium.

Real Betis just too strong for the Cherries 0-2 Pre-seson continues with a match against Real Betis at Dean Court. Bournemouth fielded a strong side against Real Betis with Simon Francis, Lewis Cook and Jordan Ibe among the starters but they found it hard to deal with the possession play of the visitors.

Matchday schedule: Marseille Vitality Stadium welcomes both sets of fans for the 3pm kick-off, and here's a handy list of what's going on when so you can plan your afternoon at the ground. Need one of the new 2018/19 shirts? We've got plenty of stock in our home, away and third kits in all sizes.

Prizes to be won in club's Official FPL League The club are setting up an official Fantasy Premier League league for supporters for the 2018/19 season, with monthly prizes on offer to Cherries across the world! You can register your team ahead of the start of the new season at, which begins when Leicester City travel to Manchester United on Friday 10 August.

Bournemouth keeper dismisses transfer rumours The Cherries keeper was linked with Serie A outfit Napoli and Turkish giants Fenerbahce in the early stages of the transfer window but no bids materialised. The Bosnian has no issue with transfer rumours regarding his future, although he insists he never had any intention of leaving the Cherries.

Season Preview: Can Bournemouth build on last season? Transfers In: David Brooks, Diego Rico. Transfers Out: Benik Afobe, Max Gradel, Adam Federici, Lewis Grabban. Ranking their offseason: C+. It's hard to tell so far how the new signings Brooks and Rico will do in the Premier League, with Brooks coming from the Championship and Rico from a small club in La Liga.

AFC Bournemouth Tickets On Sale To Away Priority Scheme Members From Sunday 12 August The Foxes take on the Cherries in the Premier League on Saturday 15 September and the Club have been handed an allocation of 1,325 tickets for the encounter at Vitality Stadium.

Howe sees Southgate comparisons as 'a compliment' The 40-year-old, who has been in charge of the Cherries for almost six years having returned for a second stint at the helm in October 2012, has guided the club from the lower reaches of the Football League to become established in the Premier League.

Do AFCB have the quality to beat Real Betis? Real Betis have been playing a few premier League sides this summer. They have already come up against Huddersfield Town in the Essen Cup beating the 2-0 in the semi-final and they are due to play Cardiff City on 4 August, AFCB's first league opponents.

Gallery: Cherries prepare for European fixtures Real Betis are first to visit the south coast, with the fixture kicking-off at 7pm tomorrow evening. Then, at 3pm on Saturday, it's Marseille up against the Cherries in the club's final friendly ahead of the new Premier League season. Flick through the gallery above for the best of training.

Watch live: Real Betis and Marseille fixtures Eddie Howe's side will welcome both Real Betis and Olympique Marseille to Vitality Stadium for the Cherries' final two pre-season outings ahead of the new season. And supporters around the world will be able to watch all of the action as it unfolds, with two live video streams on afcbTV*.

Rangers reunion not on for Steven Gerrard and Jermain Defoe Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe dismisses talk of him moving to Rangers as "speculation".

In focus: Real Betis Not only is he solid on the back foot, but the Spaniard is also confident in carrying possession out of defence and looking to make things happen. Last season, Setien used his pre-season campaign to give fringe players opportunities to impress, so unfamiliar lineups won't be out of the question.

Cherries ace not tempted by Rangers move The 35-year-old only joined the Cherries from Sunderland last summer on a free transfer, penning a three-year deal at the Vitality Stadium, but endured a frustrating first season on the south coast.

Jermain Defoe discusses chances of joining Gerrard at Rangers Jermain Defoe has insisted he will not be leaving Bournemouth for Rangers before next week's transfer deadline. Evergreen striker Defoe scotched rumours he could link up with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard in Glasgow. The 35-year-old hitman insisted he is happy at Bournemouth, and admitted he has no intentions of slowing down.

Spurs will find AFCB are not entertaining offers for Lewis Cook Having not made a summer signing, Mauricio Pochettino has decided that Bournemouth's Lewis Cook is the player Spurs need to start their spending for £30m, according to the Daily Mirror.

Arter mulling over Bournemouth future The Republic of Ireland international has been at the Vitality Stadium since 2010 but slipped down the pecking order in the second half of last season, making just one Premier League appearance in 2018.

Tottenham turn to £30million Liverpool target to fill Dembele void Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly eyeing a £30million raid for Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook, who is also a target for Liverpool. The 21-year-old had an outstanding campaign with Eddie Howe's side last season and caught the eye of a number of the Premier League's big clubs.

Matchday schedule: Real Betis With kick-off at 7pm, there are some amendments to our usual opening hours. So what's going on around the ground ahead of the game?

Have the Cherries got the right strikers to get them goals? Goals are always the hardest thing to be consistent at. Bournemouth may just have to play their strikers into form by drilling them over and over again at shooting at different angles to get repetition and familiarity on their side. Against Sevilla FC we saw our Bournemouth strikers find it difficult to get into many shooting positions.

AFC Bournemouth vs Olympique Marseille Head to Head Preview, Team Stats and Prediction - World Club Friendlies - 2018 August 04 Team goals scored and team goals conceded show the percentage of games that AFC Bournemouth or Olympique Marseille has managed to score or concede a goal in their last games in the last 2 months.

Cherries set to break transfer record to complete signing for World Cup star It now looks likely that AFC Bournemouth will have to break their transfer record to land Colombia International midfielder Jefferson Lerma. The 23-year-old has had interest from other clubs in Spain and from Germany, but since June it has been the Cherries that appear to have led the chase to sign the Levante midfielder.

Cherries old boy makes MK Dons move The 23-year-old defender was one of the longest-serving players at the Vitality Stadium after initially joining as a teenager in 2008, but he only made 11 first-team appearances for the Cherries, with his only Premier League outing coming in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United in March 2017.

Ticket point criteria: Leicester City The club have released every on sale date for every single game this season, which can be seen here. The Cherries' third home game of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign at Vitality Stadium kicks off against the Foxes on Saturday 15th September at 3pm.

Howe expects more from summer buy From that side of things, I have been really pleased.' However, Howe says the midfielder is not the finished article just yet and he feels Brooks can improve, particularly physically. "He has that natural grace, which left-footed players have. Technically, he is excellent,' he said.

A transfer target for each Premier League club before the window closes With one week to go before the transfer window closes on 9 August, who should the 20 Premier League clubs sign?

Match action: AFC Bournemouth 3-1 Amiens SC A collection of the best images, as AFC Bournemouth continue their pre-season campaign with a victory over Amiens.

Can Aké get any better at AFCB? Nathan Akà has been a constant at Bournemouth since last summer when he signed a permanent deal. His talent was evident to Eddie Howe well before than though having spent the loan period of August 2016-Jan 2017 at the club.

Gallery: Cherries model third kit Ryan Fraser, David Brooks, Jermain Defoe, Asmir Begovic were joined by Zoe Cremonini from the AFC Bournemouth Women's squad to try on their new playing wear for the 2018/19 season. The kit was shown for the first time last week when incoming defender Diego Rico was announced as joining the squad at Vitality Stadium.

Rico hailed by Gosling The Cherries paid Spanish side Leganes almost £11m for the services of the full-back and although he has yet to feature in a pre-season game, Gosling says he has settled in nicely. He told the Echo: "So far he has made a great impression. He has trained a couple of times and been building up fitness on his own as well.

Premier League 2018-19: AFC Bournemouth season preview Diego Rico appears to be a good signing and we know the impact David Brooks had at Sheffield United but I feel the majority of Premier League sides have improved their starting line-ups this season meaning Bournemouth might be dragged into a relegation battle if things don't go their way.

AFC Business golf day enjoyed by all The club would like to extend their thanks to B&H Services Air Conditioning for sponsoring the event, as well as all hole sponsors and each company for entering their team. AFC Business' next Corporate Golf Day will be held on Friday 28th September at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club.

Junior Cherries enjoy open training session The first team squad, coached by Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall, trained at Vitality Stadium for an hour-and-a-half in front of a large crowd. Passing and shooting drills were on the agenda, before the players cooled down following the session.

Skipper hails Cherries ace The midfielder was brought in from Leeds United two years ago for a fee of £7m which, at the time, raised a few eyebrows. No one questions that fee now though as the 21-year-old's efforts were rewarded with a full England call-up last season and he won a cap in the friendly with Italy.

Bournemouth suffer blow in pursuit of midfielder Jefferson Lerma as Spanish club Levante refuse to sell Levante have ruled out selling AFC Bournemouth target Jefferson Lerma this summer after the midfielder returned to pre-season training. Reports emerged earlier this month that Bournemouth had seen a £22m offer for Lerma rejected, leaving the Columbia international fuming that a potential move to the Premier League had been blocked.

Where are AFCB's clean sheets? Over the summer we have been treated to some great Pre-season games. The score lines may not have all been fantastic, but the Cherries kept their unbeaten going well until they played Nottingham Forest, so everything is rosy isn't it? Well, even Eddie Howe can't ignore the fact that obtaining clean sheets has been a hurdle too far.

AFC Bournemouth deny interest in World Cup star AFC Bournemouth have reportedly denied interest in one of the midfielders that shone at the recent World Cup in Russia.

Chris O'Grady and Sam Surridge: Oldham Athletic sign strikers Oldham Athletic sign striker Chris O'Grady on a one-year contract and Bournemouth's Sam Surridge on a season-long loan.

Surridge loaned to Oldham Sam Surridge joins Sky Bet League Two side on loan for the 2018/19 season.

Cherries target goes AWOL whilst Howe refuses to comment According to various reports in both Britain and Spain, AFC Bournemouth's chase for Colombia International midfielder Jefferson Lerma has been ongoing since June.

Premier League 2018-19 preview No 2: Bournemouth Eddie Howe looks to have made some typically shrewd acquisitions and will hope his young squad can again defy expectations and thrive in the top flight.

Legends play entertaining charity friendly To raise funds for Weldmar Hospice, the likes of Carl Fletcher, Warren Cummings, Jason Tindall and Stephen Purches wore the red and black stripes once again despite the weather to put on a show for the.

Bournemouth target Jefferson Lerma to end Levante dispute? However, despite having only signed a new contract with the La Liga side in May, he failed to show with suggestions that he is trying to force through a move to the Premier League - one which would reportedly double his current salary.

More work needed for Cherries - boss "We will learn more next week. We have a training game on Tuesday and back-to-back games next weekend. 'They are going to be really tough."

Does everything hang on AFCB getting a Lerma deal done? AFCB have been turned down on a €25m deal for Levante's Jerfferson Lerma, according to FootballEspana. Since then, the player is said to have put a transfer request in.

AFCB lose their unbeaten pre-season record at Forest 2-0 Gil Dias brought the ball down on the right-hand side before driving into the area. It looked like he was going to square it but instead opted to go for goal, wrapping - in all fairness - a magnificent effort into the corner. 2-0 down. 51 We work the ball really well up to the edge of the box where Brooks is waiting.

Gallery: Home kit on display at Forest Here are the best photos as preparations continued at the City Ground and our brand new home kit was on display - despite Forest usually playing in red - which can be purchased here.

Forest 2-0 Bournemouth Nottingham Forest ended their pre-season fixtures with a 2-0 win over Premier League side AFC Bournemouth at The City Ground. Goals from Tendayi Darikwa and Gil Dias ensured that a fine performance from The Reds against their top-flight opponents got the result it deserved as they finish their preparations for the 2018-19 season on a high.

Forest will hope ex-AFCB forward can surprise the Cherries Lewis Grabban could make an early reconnection with AFCB when Bournemouth take on Forest at the City Ground today. While Bournemouth fans have not seen much of Grabban in recent years he will have very strong connections still with Eddie Howe and the players and staff and will be looking to find a goal scoring touch for the clash.

Gallery: Bristol City 1-1 AFC Bournemouth City concluded their pre-season calendar with a 1-1 draw against Premier League AFC Bournemouth.

Gallery: King on target in Bristol draw Joshua King hit the only Cherries goal of the game, as Eddie Howe's side drew 1-1 at Ashton Gate.

Bristol City vs AFC Bournemouth player ratings: Max O'Leary does well; Mo Eisa impresses Pulled off an excellent save in the first minutes to deny Jermain Defoe at point blank range. Too easily beaten by King for the opening goal perhaps although it was a sound strike. Played the ball around well in the second half. Jack Hunt - 8. Played a vital role in the Robins' equaliser.

Bournemouth have King to thank for holding Bristol City AFCB official picture: Josh King opening the scoring at Ashtn Gate. Bournemouth looked a little ring rusty as they say at Ashton Gate. They needed an individual bit of brilliance from Josh King to fire them ahead, but City were running the show in the first half and pulled a goal back through new signing Andreas Weimann.

Report: Bristol City 1-1 AFC Bournemouth Keeper Max O'Leary, who recently put pen to paper on a new City contract, started between the sticks while Niclas Eliasson earned another start following his impressing pre-season and Marlon Pack, himself fresh from signing a new deal, started in midfield against an Eddie Howe side with vast Premier League experience.

How Bristol City ended pre-season with 1-1 draw against AFC Bournemouth The Robins ended pre-season with an impressive performance against the Premier League side at Ashton Gate.

Bristol City v AFC Bournemouth LIVE: No Niki Maenpaa; Max O'Leary starts in goal Frank Fielding's injury rules him out tonight while there's no sign of Niki Maenpaa which suggests his trial is over. The very talented Max O'Leary starts tonight but we understand he's set to go out on loan to a League Two side. While young Jojo Wollacott is on the bench - he's heading to Truro City on loan for the season.

Cherries receive Lerma boost Colombia international Lerma has been heavily linked with a move to the Vitality Stadium over recent weeks after impressing in La Liga last season, while he also featured in all four of his country's matches at this summer's World Cup.

Pay on the night for AFC Bournemouth Eddie Howe's Premier League outfit will make the trip to Ashton Gate as City conclude their pre-season calendar. Tickets have been priced at £11 for adults, £6 for senior citizens and Under-19s. The Lansdown Lower and South Stand are open to home supporters, with unreserved seating in operation.

All tickets issued: Everton All available tickets for AFC Bournemouth's second home Premier League game of the 2018/19 season against Everton have been issued.

Arter linked with Fulham switch The Republic of Ireland midfielder is a bit-part player for the Cherries - he made just 13 starts last season - and has not started a Premier League match since January 1. The-then West Ham boss David Moyes failed with an offer for the 28-year-old in January but Arter looks more likely to get a move this summer.

Jefferson Lerma: Bournemouth target asks to leave Levante Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma hands in a transfer request at Levante after the Spanish side reject a bid from Bournemouth.

AFC Bournemouth target hands in transfer request AFC Bournemouth have reportedly been chasing Colombia international Jefferson Lerma since June. The 23-year-old was reportedly dropped from Spanish side Levante's final few games of the 2017/18 campaign due to various offers from other clubs in Spain and from Germany, despite only signing a new contract until 2022 in May.

What kind of test will Bristol City pose AFCB? Bristol City may have some new signings on show against Bournemouth. City narrowly missed out in getting in the Championship play-off picture last season, but they are looking to improve on that. AFCB will be a scalp if Bristol City get the better of them.

AFC Bournemouth Squad Balance There were definitely some issues with the balance across the whole squad last season. However, I'm starting to feel like some excellent moves are being made to change that.

Bournemouth make fourth offer of €25m for player, negotiation ‘reached its peak’ in last hours Leganes' Jefferson Lerma has been a transfer target for AFC Bournemouth. He signed a new contract in May and saw his release clause increase from €30m to €60m. On July 20th, we covered a report from Mundo Deportivo, who claimed the Cherries are 'determined' to sign the Colombian international.