Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Elphick: Not just about Grabban

Elphick: Not just about Grabban

AFC Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick believes the squad will be well prepared to face former team mate Lewis Grabban.

Grabban scored 22 goals for the Cherries last season before former Premier League side Norwich City triggered a £3million release clause in his contract over the summer.

Grabban left Dean Court as the clubs highest goalscorer in a single season in the second tier of English football and has started the new season well at his new club.

Grabban has scored four goals in his last three appearances.

The Cherries replaced Grabban with Callum Wilson, whilst the summer also saw the additions of Dan Gosling from Newcastle and Junior Stanislas from Burnley.

Elphick believes the Cherries are now a stronger team than last season and the Cherries will be aiming to keep a clean sheet against a strong side full of Premier League experience.

Elphick told the Daily Echo...

"I grew close to Grabbs when he was here and we signed at the same time, he was at the forefront of all the good things last season and it was a blow to lose him. He has gone now and we have a new squad and, in my opinion, a better one.

"He will know us as well as we know him so we will be prepared for him. I imagine he will be as fired up for this game as any other he has approached this season and will want to prove a point that his move was deserved, which it was. If selected, it will be up to me and Steve Cook to try to keep tabs on him...'

"...But it is not just about Lewis and there are plenty of other threats in the Norwich team. We need to try to nullify all of them and, hopefully, keep a clean sheet."


AFCB Vital Travel Coaches

Once again AFCB Vital are sponsoring the Travel Coaches this season.

The sponsorship guarantees that a supporter coach will travel to every league and cup game this season. For prices, departure times and how to book - click here.



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:Friday August 29 2014
Time: 8:17AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

The AFC Bournemouth Injury News

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for AFC Bournemouth and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Cherries linked with two potential signings

AFC Bournemouth have been linked with two potential signings before the summer transfer window closes.

Banana skin avoided....eventually

Turned up at St Andrews with Eddie's promise to give youngsters a run out echoing in my ears, but was pleasantly surprised with the team we started with. The big Pole was back, with Mings and Smith (B) replacing Ake and Daniels. Gosling and Cook (L) were to be the dynamo of the team, with Wee Man and Puuuuugh feeding Mousset and (yes!!) Defoe. Confidence was pretty high amongst the Bournemouth faithful spread across the open part of the away end. The atmosphere was pretty much non-existent for t

Howe: Goals will give the lads a big boost

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was pleased with his sides second half performance against Championship side Birmingham City in Tuesday nights EFL Cup tie.

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 2016/17
Suggested By:
Steve Cook35%
Joshua King35%
Simon Francis1%
Charlie Daniels8%
Junior Stanislas3%
Adam Smith 1%
Jack Wilshere2%
Marc Pugh1%
Harry Arter3%
Ryan Fraser5%
Artur Boruc3%
Andrew Surman1%
Dan Gosling1%
Callum Wilson1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Alchemist196
2.billythekid189
3.redharry174
4.SlowDownDerek154
5.northstandmark134
6.AlGard125
7.Ken Baileys Ghost107
8.red_house91
9.kirsikka84
10.AFCBade83
Vital Football Comment