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October 11, 2021 00:57:36
135 - The Goalscorer's Dad

135 - The Goalscorer's Dad

In our last league game, Bournemouth overcame a deficit for the first time this season as Solanke and Billing netted inside three minutes to ensure that Boscombe go top of the table at a rain-soaked Dean Court against Sheffield United. Fans were nervously optimistic despite the bore-draw against Peterborough, and in the pub beforehand, 2-1 seemed to be the fashionable scoreline. True to form, Bournemouth delivered - and whilst Solanke's penalty levelled things up, Billings effort effectively killed the game. When Phil Bill scores, Cherries do not lose!  In this podcast Sam Davis speaks with Neil Dawson, Jeff Hayward, Mr Tigz and Tom Jordan about the crucial win. Plus, Jeff Hayward chats to Marc Billing, father of AFC Bournemouth BALLER Philip in this candid interview about being a parent of a professional footballer. What's it like being the parent of a player that has overcome tough times to stick it out and then go on to tear it up in one of the most popular leagues in the world? What's it like to see your son getting criticism, is it hard to bite your tongue? And does he feel when the crowd are singing his name and loving every minute of seeing him in action? We talk to him about Philip's rise in football, the social media criticism, the amount of input he has with his moves, and the pride he feels at seeing his son succeed. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to all our platforms. If you’re enjoying this show, you can help support us by buying us a coffee at https://www.afcbpodcast.com/coffee – we really appreciate it! ...

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September 27, 2021 00:48:35
134 - Hatters and Handbrakes

134 - Hatters and Handbrakes

Bournemouth survived a second-half fightback to defeat Luton Town 2-1 to return to the Championship summit, so in this pod, Sam Davis and Mr Tigz get together to chat over the weekend's antics - as resilience and steadfastness were once again key to retaining the top spot! As has happened in recent home contests against Blackpool and QPR, Cherries took a comfortable-looking 2-0 lead into half-time at Vitality Stadium. However, the second half was anything but... So why? Why do we do it to ourselves? The boys dissect the game, talk about Dom Solanke's goal celebration vs other iconic Cherry post-goal merriment, plus we question why Scott Parker seemingly likes to apply the handbrake when we are cleaerly demolishing teams! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to all our platforms. If you’re enjoying this show, you can help support us by buying us a coffee at https://www.afcbpodcast.com/coffee – we really appreciate it! ...

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September 20, 2021 00:55:43
133 - Iechyd Da - We're Top Of The League!

133 - Iechyd Da - We're Top Of The League!

The match against the Bluebirds at the Cardiff City Stadium was always going to pose a unique challenge For The Cherries, not least because the majority of their side were over 6ft - but enough of that tall story, because a Mick McCarthy side is always going to well drilled, work hard, and they’ll also be dogged. So to be able to get three points of the Welsh side would be massive, and whilst most of us were hoping we’d be chinking our glasses in celebratory mood with a "Iechyd Da", many Boscombe fans admitted that they’d actually be fairly content with a point. But Bournemouth showed a side to their game they should be really proud of as we created a host of chances in a clinical and formulaic display, and when you look at the way the home side were stunted, people of a certain tactical mindset might look back at this game as the performance of the season so far. In this podcast, Sam Davis is joined by Tom Jordan and Jeff Hayward to discuss events in South Wales as the Cherries came away with an excellent 1-0 win. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to all our platforms. If you’re enjoying this show, you can help support us by buying us a coffee at https://www.afcbpodcast.com/coffee – we really appreciate it! ...

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September 13, 2021 01:02:35
132 - Plenty To Like As Tykes Out-Psyched

132 - Plenty To Like As Tykes Out-Psyched

After a number of draws, AFC Bournemouth got back to winning ways at the weekend - as they managed to wrecked the Tykes - psyche, in an accomplished display of control, flair, and hunger. The 3-0 dispatching of Barnsley was one of those performance that you could purr at - indeed, it was purr-fect. If we were to be picky we’d probably be recording this suggesting that we should have won 10-0, but with a trio of goals at the Vitality, with two from our left back extraordinaire, it made September 11th 2021 a very good day indeed! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to all our platforms. If you’re enjoying this show, you can help support us by buying us a coffee at https://www.afcbpodcast.com/coffee – we really appreciate it! ...

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August 30, 2021 00:59:03
131 - To Hull And Back

131 - To Hull And Back

A chance to analyse the weekend's 0-0 at the MKM Stadium in Hull as AFC Bournemouth failed to display their attacking prowess, and instead, took part in a rather mind-numbing match against a side who were well organised, but equally impotent. It was a "Hull" of a journey as Boscombe fans traveled in their numbers up to East Riding of Yorkshire to face the Tigers - where we hoped that we would be able to maul them and leave them feeling far from "Grrreeeeat" - alas, the away side had little bite. In this podcast, Sam Davis is joined by Keith Thomas to discuss the events in Kingston-upon-Hull, plus we hear from Daniel and Filippo with some overseas opinion. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to all our platforms. If you’re enjoying this show, you can help support us by buying us a coffee at https://www.afcbpodcast.com/coffee – we really appreciate it! ...

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August 23, 2021 00:43:40
130 - Boscombe Shock As Blackpool Rock

130 - Boscombe Shock As Blackpool Rock

Despite a mesmeric first half against our Seaside rivals on Saturday, Bournemouth were made to pay for a lacklustre second 45 as Blackpool clawed a draw from the jaws of defeat in a three minute spell which saw them take advantage of two moments of poor defending. In this podcast, Sam Davis speaks to Tom Jordan as they dissect the full game at Dean Court - how are they feeling? What's the immediate reaction? Is there any need to start worrying? If the shoe was on the other foot and we had drawn both matches away and won both our home games, there wouldn't be the despondency - but you can see it from both sides - we NEED to win matches like that! So, where were the problems, and what needs to be improved? Join us for 45 minutes of Cherry chatter. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to all our platforms. If you’re enjoying this show, you can help support us by buying us a coffee at https://www.afcbpodcast.com/coffee – we really appreciate it! ...

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