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August 16, 2021 00:54:51
129 - Tricky Trees Felled

129 - Tricky Trees Felled

Sam Davis is joined by Tom Jordan and Neil Dawson as they dissect Saturday's encounter at the City Ground in Nottingham where the Cherries overcame Forest in a tense 2-1 victory. AFC Bournemouth sported the green kit and left the Tricky Trees in trouble as ten-man Cherries ground out the win to secure our first win of the season thanks to strikes either side of the half from Brooks and Billing! 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 09, 2021 01:12:13
128 - Bagging A Draw

128 - Bagging A Draw

The 2021/22 season started at home, with all of the world able to watch our curtain-raiser against West Brom, a match which obviously Sky thought could be tasty - two sides with new managers, two sides with different reasons for being exasperated at the end of last season, plus, with both teams driven and determined as ever to get back to the big time - what could be better? In this podcast Sam Davis, Tom Jordan, Neil Dawson and Kirk Tovey discuss the match, in which West Bromwich Albion pegged back Bournemouth twice in an entertaining draw at Dean Court in front of a capacity crowd. 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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June 10, 2021 00:57:04
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127 - The Benefit of Hindsight

This week, Kris Temple from BBC Radio Solent released a chat with Bournemouth Chairman Jeff Mostyn, the first time he has chatted at length for four years. Mostyn sounded re-energised, he sounded motivated, and he didn’t sound fearful about the club’s future. Some fans are still asking questions, yet some are content - and in this podcast, we chat over what we learned from the Chairman’s chat in the company of Sam Davis, Jeff Hayward, Tom Jordan, and BBC Radio Solent's Kris Temple. Jeff was spoken as ever, and he sounded focused, plus, he provided an apology of sorts, an explanation on managerial appointments, dismissals, and the search for a new manager… is it Scott Parker? Sources suggest now that he is NOT close to joining the Cherries, but why would he join anyway? Are we giving this another spin? The boys chat over the potential appointment and ponder what he could bring to the club. 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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May 24, 2021 01:12:04
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126 - Play-Off Post-Mortem

So then, another season in the Championship! Last season, we were disappointed with being relegated from the Premier League, but we were perversely excited to experience the Nottingham Forest away, trips to antiquated but brilliant stadiums like Kenilworth Road, London away days on the train, mammoth northern trips, and even booze-fuelled trips across the Severn Bridge - and of course, no VAR. Did we get to experience that? No. Well, good news folks, next season - we will get to actually do that - albeit not in the way we wanted. This show comprehensively dissects Saturday's defeat to Brentford and kickstarts a wider conversation on all things AFCB - where do we go from here?? 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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May 19, 2021 00:56:17
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125 - Squeaky Bum Time

It was very much a nerve jangling time at Dean Court on Monday, but the win against Brentford showed a lot of desire, a lot of discipline, and even at times a little bit of swagger - so with the hoodoo against Brentford broken, will it stay broken? Sam Davis, Jeff Hayward, Tom, Jordan and Neil Dawson discuss events at Dean Court. We of course are all hoping that it is not a false dawn, as there is still huge cause for concern. The injuries we’ve got, the angry reaction we might get from the Brentford players, the thousands of Bees fans who’ll be packed into their new ground… it’s far from over. But let's play the facts bare - we know our squad has got quality written all over it. We know that when the squad wants to perform - it can. We know that when everyone is playing to the best of their ability - Bournemouth get results. We also know that when there are no individual errors and there is a diligence on the ball - we are so much better. 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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May 09, 2021 00:58:55
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124 - Are We "Derren Brown-ing" Them?

AFC Bournemouth limped over the finish line against Stoke City in a display which has single-handedly managed to erode any optimism ahead of a Play-Off Semi-Final against an in-form Brentford. On this show, Sam Davis, Jeff Hayward, Mr Tigz and Neil Dawson dissect the game with vigour and determination - well, *someone* had to put in a shift this weekend. Last week after Wycombe, Woodgate was almost flippant in his post-match interview. This week, he says: "we'll give it our best shot" - a far cry from the buoyant figure that stood before us during our seven game unbeaten spell. Are the Derren Brown-esque mind games starting already? In this pod we analyse the Stoke game, find out what went wrong and what needs switching, plus we question the heart and desire that seems to dissipate throughout the side when certain key players are not at the races. And what of Brentford? What will they be thinking after being confident of facing Barnsley or Swansea in the semis? Bournemouth are underdogs, but will that work in our favour, and do they think that? And how heavy will their notorious "bottling" be playing on their minds? 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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