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Getting your fix of Bournemouth news can certainly be difficult. Indeed, Cherries fans will know this by now, but gossip columns and newspaper inches have largely been devoted to other sides across the Premier League, so we’re here to help.

With the Football Transfer Tavern, you can keep on top with everything emanating out of the South Coast. From breaking AFC Bournemouth news to the latest gossip – find it all here.

Bournemouth History

Founded from the old Boscombe St. John’s Institute FC in 1899, Bournemouth Football Club have travelled quite the distance in recent years. Not actually referred to as their current name – AFC Bournemouth – until 1972 after previously including the district of Boscombe in its title, the club are currently in their most successful period to date.

Despite some success under Harry Redknapp in the 1980s and 1990s, Eddie Howe has taken the club he previously played for from the brink of extinction to the English elite and surely represents their greatest ever boss.

How many trophies have Bournemouth won?

In their history, the Cherries have won four trophies. Indeed, the first was the Football League Third Division South Cup back in the 1945/46 campaign and the next would come nearly four decades later when they brought the Football League Trophy to the south coast of England.

Elsewhere, there was the third tier title win back under Redknapp in 1986/87 before the Championship crown came under Howe in the 2015/16 campaign.

Bournemouth Facts

One of the newest sides to come to the fore in England, some interesting Bournemouth facts may not be as widely reported as they should be.

Rather interestingly, their red and black striped kit is based on the famous AC Milan jersey and the club have been donning that since 1971, a time during which they changed their name to its current moniker and also their badge. On that last point, the crest is supposed to represent club legend Dickie Dowsett heading a ball, having scored 79 goals for the club between 1957 and 1962.

Prior to changing to try and emulate the Serie A giants, the club were wearing red and white stripes.

Dean Court has been their home since 1910 and is named after the town’s Cooper-Dean family, who gave the then-named Boscombe FC the land on which to build it.

Who are Bournemouth’s rivals?

Situated on the south coast of course, Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton can all be considered rivals.

Famous Bournemouth players

The likes of Jamie Redknapp, Jermain Defoe and Danny Ings have all used Bournemouth as a base to launch their successful careers while George Best’s arrival back in 1983 brought fanfare to the previously fairly provincial club.

Recently, with far more money available than ever before, Howe has spent big bucks to bring the likes of Nathan Ake and David Brooks to the club.

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