Date:Friday November 5 2010
Following the midweek draw with Brentford the Cherries return to Dean Court in FA Cup action this weekend against Tranmere Rovers.
The two sides have already met this season with goals from Josh Mcqouid, Michael Symes and Marc Pugh easing the team to a 3-0 win at Prenton Park back in August.
It's every lower league clubs ambition to get through the early stages and into the third round draw to be alongside the big boys and it's no different for these two teams. The Cherries will be desperate for a cup run this term following Chairman Eddie Mitchell saying these next few weeks will be critical for the short term financial stability of the club.
Rovers travel south in decent form, Tuesday's defeat at Carlisle had been preceded by the side from the Wirral smashing 4 past both Walsall and Mk Dons.
However, with the frustration of midweek for the Cherries it will be a relief to get away from the league and hopefully the boys will put on a confident performance in front of the home support and march into Sundays second round draw
Shaun Cooper and Michael Symes are both definite absentees with calf and shoulder issues respectively. Eddie Howe is hopeful of being able to recall Ryan Garry and Marc Pugh back into the squad, whilst Spurs have given Full-back Adam Smith permission to play.
Man of the match midweek Hollands will be looking to maintain his high standards at the weekend. His inch perfect cross field balls set up numerous attacks for the Cherries whilst he's always in the mix for a goal himself.
On loan midfielder Arnaud Mendy is back in the squad following compassionate leave whilst Keeper Peter Gulacsi should retain his place. Ash Taylor and Alan Mahon remain long term injury victims.
Son of Rotherham boss Ronnie, Thomas-Moore is Tranmere's leading league goal scorer this term with 5. Alongside the awkward Enoch Showunmi their sure to cause Bournemouth's backline some discomfort.
The last time the teams clashed at Dean Court, a youthful Cherries side came out on top 2-1 thanks to an Ian Goodison og and a Jo Kuffour strike. This is only the second time the clubs have faced eachother in the FA Cup, the only previous time being all the way back in 1933.
AFCB 3-1 Tranmere. The side have been performing much better than recent results would suggest and hopefully without the pressure of league points at stake the side can convert the chances it continues to create. Hopefully a win is on the cards and we can look forward to Sundays second round draw.
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Bournemouth v Walsall
Date:Friday November 5 2010
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