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The Factfile: AFC Bournemouth

13 January 2014

A look at our FA Cup opponents


LAST RESULT: Wigan Athletic 3-0 AFC Bournemouth, Sky Bet Championship, Saturday 11th January.

FORM (LAST TEN GAMES): Won 3, Drawn 3, Lost 4.
As far as the form book goes, AFC Bournemouth are one of the most consistently inconsistent teams around, with a mixed bag of results over the last ten games. The side from the south coast last picked up a win back in 2013, winning 3-0 at home to Yeovil Town on Boxing Day.

On the other hand, the Brewers have a near impeccable record over the last ten games, losing only once in that time to Dagenham & Redbridge back in November. With six victories out of nine since then, Albion will go into this cup clash full of confidence.

At 36-years-old, Eddie Howe is one of the youngest managers in the Football League. Howe made over 250 Bournemouth appearances as a central defender before retiring in 2007. 

He’s currently in his second spell at the Goldsands Stadium, having spent 20 months at Burnley in between. 

Howe was given the job on New Year’s Eve in 2008 and guided the Cherries to promotion in 2010, and followed that up with promotion to the Championship last summer.

AFC Bournemouth wins: 3
Draws: 0 
Burton Albion wins: 0

24th April 2010, League Two, Pirelli Stadium
Burton Albion 0-2 AFC Bournemouth

It was a day that will live long in the memories of all AFC Bournemouth, as their cash-strapped side won promotion from League Two with a 2-0 against the Brewers. Brett Pitman and Alan Connell both struck after the break to restore the Cherries to the third tier of English football after being relegated two seasons earlier.

Grabban leads the goalscoring charts for the Cherries this season, having netted ten times in all competitions. Grabban began his career at Crystal Palace in 2005, but only made ten appearances before joining Millwall in 2008. 

Grabban scored nine goals in 58 appearances for Millwall as he later joined Brentford (four goals in 18 games) and Rotherham United (18 in 43). Grabban made the move to the south cost in 2012 and has struck 23 times in 65 games for the Cherries. Grabban’s last goal came on New Year’s Day in a 1-1 draw away at Brighton.

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