Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Pitman returns on loan

Pitman returns on loan

Former AFC Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman has returned to Dean Court after the Cherries and Championship side Bristol City agreed a loan move with a view to permanent deal.

Pitman came through the youth ranks at AFC Bournemouth and was a regular goal scorer for the youth side and reserve teams before he made the step up to the first team.

Initially he struggled to break into the team and score on a regular basis, but this changed when Eddie Howe was named as manager in January 2009.

Pitman scored a total of 13 goals during the second half of the 2008/09 season, helping the Cherries avoid relegation out of the Football League despite a seventeen point penalty following administration.

Pitman then went on to have the best season of his career in 2009/10 scoring 28 goals as the Cherries won promotion out of League Two.

In August 2010 he was sold to Bristol City for a reported £800,000, signing a three year contract, his final game for the club coming against Peterborough where he collected the match ball for a 15 minute second half hat-trick.

His two and a half year spell at Championship side Bristol City has been mixed, he's made 81 appearances (including 36 starts) scoring 20 goals, but has only made 3 league appearances so far this season and hasn't scored since March.

In September Pitman was linked with a potential move to Burnley, with then Burnley boss Eddie Howe interested in the striker, whilst AFC Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell revealed that the Cherries also held talks with Bristol City over bringing him back to the south coast but a deal could not be concluded before the transfer window closed.

Pitman has become Eddie Howe's first signing since his own return to Dean Court last month and the striker was paraded on the pitch ahead of the home game with Stevenage on Tuesday night.

Bristol City manager Derek McInnes told bcfc.co.uk...

"This is a good chance to go and get regular match action, which Brett hasn`t enjoyed here at Bristol City recently.

"He`ll relish the chance of a return to Bournemouth and I`m sure he`ll do well for them. I wish him luck with the loan.

"If all goes well then it could lead to something further."


RednBlack Shack

Don't forget to keep checking the RednBlack Shack for great online deals and help to raise money for the AFC Bournemouth Youth Team.

It's easy to join AFCB Vital

With Vital Bournemouth you can win prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums, click the link to register.

Join The Vital Debate





Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:DJ
Date:Tuesday November 20 2012
Time: 10:26PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Howe: We showed our resilient side

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was pleased with the Cherries performance to secure all three points away to Stoke City.

A Game of 2 halves!

Arriving at the ground for my 'home game, the team news had a few surprises. No King or Defoe at all, presumably injured, Cook on the bench with the Francis and Ake partnership preferred and Wilson o

Stats: Stoke City v AFC Bournemouth

All the stats from Stoke City (1) vs (2) AFC Bournemouth, Bet 365 Stadium, Saturday 21st October 2017, 15:00 Att: 29,500 (including 1,224 away fans)

Four Clubs Miss Disabled Access Target

On Friday evening it was confirmed that four clubs had failed to honour their self set deadline for basic access standards for disabled fans.

Archived AFCB Vital Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

DJ
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion
Suggested By:
Brighton win15%
Arsenal win66%
Draw19%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.USCherry156
2.billythekid116
3.NWCherries98105
4.RobTrent94
5.wayne18993
6.SlowDownDerek92
7.AlGard86
8.Druss_the_Legend86
9.red_house86
10.Neil Dawson82
Write for Vital Football