Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Howe: A special day

Howe: A special day

Photo courtesy of ChristyPix


AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe described the Cherries hosting Spanish giants Real Madrid as a special day.

The nine time European champions came to Dean Court on Sunday evening and fielded a full strength side including former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo, former Tottenham midfielder Modric and Brazilians Kaka and Pepe.

After an end to end opening 20 minutes, Real Madrid opened the scoring through a trademark Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick and went on to finish 6-0 victors.

But for Howe, when he was asked whether he had to pinch himself when he saw the Real Madrid line-up, he just referred to the evening as special for the supporters, especially those who have lived through the difficult times of administrations, transfer embargoes and Football League points penalties.

Howe told afcb.co.uk...

"I`m sure there would have been people around the stadium, especially those fans who had really endured the really tough days here, and this was a special day for them, The club has been through so much in recent years, but had a really good year last year and have now reached the Championship.

"It`s going to be a really tough season next year, but they are good days for the club and hopefully everyone enjoyed today and will enjoy next year because it`s rare that this club has ever played at this level...'

'...We played as we normally do at home and we didn`t want to change anything too much. We wanted to really test the players with our style of football and try as much we could to take the game to them...'


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:Monday July 22 2013
Time: 6:46PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Can Crolla Beat Linares?

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Howe: We came under the cosh

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe found the 93rd minute equaliser by Crystal Palace difficult to swallow.

Stats: Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth

All the stats from Crystal Palace (1) vs (1) AFC Bournemouth, Selhurst Park, 27th August 2016, 3pm Att: 23,503

Wilson In Team Of The Round (26/8/16)

Bournemouth are represented in the latest League Cup team of the round that has been selected after this week's action.

Rantie joins Gençlerbirliği

AFC Bournemouth striker Tokelo Rantie has joined Turkish Süper Lig club Gençlerbirliği S.K for an undisclosed fee.

Archived AFCB Vital Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

DJ
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

AFCB Vital Player Of The Season 2015/16
Suggested By:
Simon Francis32%
Matt Ritchie4%
Charlie Daniels8%
Andrew Surman10%
Steve Cook2%
Dan Gosling2%
Adam Smith2%
Joshua King19%
Artur Boruc3%
Marc Pugh2%
Junior Stanislas5%
Harry Arter6%
Benik Afobe2%
Callum Wilson3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 3 3 0 0 9 5
2 Man Utd 3 3 0 0 9 5
3 Everton 3 2 1 0 7 2
4 Man City 2 2 0 0 6 4
5 Hull City 3 2 0 1 6 2
6 Spurs 3 1 2 0 5 1
7 Arsenal 3 1 1 1 4 1
8 Middlesbrough 2 1 1 0 4 1
9 Leicester City 3 1 1 1 4 0
10 Liverpool 3 1 1 1 4 -1
11 WBA 2 1 0 1 3 0
12 West Ham 2 1 0 1 3 0
13 Burnley 3 1 0 2 3 -2
14 Swansea 3 1 0 2 3 -2
15 Southampton 3 0 2 1 2 -2
16 Sunderland 3 0 1 2 1 -2
17 Crystal Palace 3 0 1 2 1 -2
18 Watford 3 0 1 2 1 -3
19 AFC Bournemouth 3 0 1 2 1 -3
20 Stoke 3 0 1 2 1 -4
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SlowDownDerek273
2.billythekid215
3.The Alchemist204
4.northstandmark181
5.kirsikka149
6.red_house142
7.AlGard135
8.USCherry117
9.tednphil109
10.Ken Baileys Ghost107