Writer: Audenshaw Cherry
Date:Sunday August 28 2011
The voting for the first inductees to our Hall of Fame, in the 1960 - 1975 category, has now been completed.
A total of 14 nominations were received and 173 votes were cast in voting over the past week. The results were as follows:
Ted Macdougall 53
Phil Boyer 33
David Best 12
Alan Groves 12
Ray Bumstead 10
Bill McGarry 10
Tony Nelson 9
John Bond 6
Bryn Jones 6
Roger Jones 6
Tony Scott 6
Ron Bolton 5
Mel Machin 4
Denis Coughlin 1
As there is a tie for third place there will be four inductees for this era.
Introducing the new AFC Bournemouth Vitals Hall of Fame Members
Not unexpectedly Ted dominated the voting for this era.
Edward John 'Ted' MacDougall was born in Inverness, Scotland on 8 January 1947. He started his career at Liverpool, although he didn`t make any first tem appearances for them. Following a two year stint at York City he joined Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club, signed by then manager Freddie Cox, in 1969. Although he scored 21 goals in his first season Boscombe were relegated and the John Bond era began.
Although, initially a fringe player for Bond`s team, Ted soon made his mark and became a legend as a result of his goalscoring. His career record shows that he scored a goal every two games which places him in the prolific category.
He is perhaps best remembered for his 9 goal haul against Margate in the FA Cup in November 1971, although a six goal haul against Oxford City a season earlier is also notable. His goalscoring exploits brought him to the attention of the big clubs and his spectacular goal against Aston Villa in a 2-1 defeat at Villa Park in front of 48,000 fans and the Match of the Day cameras in February 1972 did nothing to dampen the interest.
However, a renamed AFC Bournemouth, failed to gain promotion and the lure of the big time meant that Ted departed Dean Court for Old Trafford in September 1972. Unfortunately for him he joined a team in turmoil at Manchester United and his stay there was brief. He then moved on, briefly, before successfully rekindling his partnership with Phil Boyer at Norwich and then again at Southampton.
His return to Bournemouth, in November 1978 was less successful, perhaps missing the 'Boyer` factor and he finally let the club to join Alan Ball`s Blackpool, as player coach in October 1980.
Ted was THE legend of the club and, even now, if you talk to supporters of other clubs and say that you support AFC Bournemouth the riposte is often 'Oh yes Ted MacDougall`. He is still a frequent visitor to the club.
His nominators wrote;
'Awesome. The greatest striker I've ever seen at afcb. Inside the box this guy was electric. Always in the right position - uncanny.` Keith Brewer
'Supermac was a Cherries legend. Who can forget his 9 goals against Margate in the FA Cup.` Paul Pearson
Philip John 'Phil' Boyer was born in Nottingham on 25th January 1949.
You can`t have Ted without Phil. The partnership they forged at four different clubs was phenomenal. Ted took much of the glory but he would not have done it without the support of Phil. If Ted didn`t get you then Phil would.
Having already forged the partnership at York City Boyer followed MacDougall to Bournemouth in December 1970. What followed was electric and it is still probably the best footballing era in the club`s history.
He was a quick, sharp inside forward, who knew where the goal was and scored 46 goals in 140 appearances at AFC Bournemouth. In their partnership at the four clubs MacDougall and Boyer scored 195 league goals, 68 of which were from Boyer, no mean feat when playing alongside a goal machine.
When John Bond denuded the club of a good part of the squad in 1973, following the failure to gain promotion, Phil was one of the first to join him at Norwich, MacDougall joined later. He also played with MacDougall at Southampton under Laurie McMenemy.
His nominees wrote:
'You can't have Ted without Phil. A bit like fish without chips, Morecombe without Wise, Redknapp without Kevin Bond etc., etc. Boyer just never stopped running. A specialist in getting passes others would give up on. Great finisher too.` Keith Brewer
'Made Supermac tick and also scored a few goals as well.` Paul Pearson
David Best was born on 6th September 1943 in Wareham, Dorset
Anyone following in the footsteps of Tommy Godwin had to be good and David was. In fact he one of a long line of great keepers at Bournemouth during the 60s and 70s, including Roger Jones and Keiron Baker.
David joined Boscombe, his local football league club, as a 17 year old in 1960. He played 230 games for Boscombe before moving to Oldham in 1966, where he played 98 times, then to Ipswich Town, where he made 168 appearances, and then to Portsmouth in 1974, making 53 appearances.
He finished his career at Bournemouth in 1975, making two final appearances before taking a backroom job until 1980.
Alan Groves was born in Southport on 24th October 1948.
Alan, who joined the club in 1973 from Shrewsbury Town, was a skilful midfielder who clearly made his mark in a short career at AFC Bournemouth. He made 30 appearances and scored four goals. He was sold to Oldham in 1974.
'According to Harry Redknapp, Groves was not happy with the move, and during a match (against) Bournemouth after scoring a goal, Groves dribbled the ball to the Bournemouth dugout and kicked the ball at Trevor Hartley, the manager who had sold him.` Wikipedia
Sadly, having joined Blackpool in 1977, Alan died of heart failure on 15th June 1978, at the age of 29.
He was nominated
'for the the joy he brought in a very short stay. Fantastic dribbler - and once sat on the ball against Charlton (checked with Theo Foley at Charlton last season and it was this game!) on the half way line and invited the young opposition full back to tackle him!`
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