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From AFC Bournemouth to the Premier League

I will be trying to get AFC Bournemouth to the Premier League
Started on 31 July 2012 by mcfc1985
Latest Reply on 11 August 2012 by JamesIrlam
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Pre season report , transfers and expectations

The media have predicted I will finish 23rd this season so I have set my expectations low by telling the board I will attempt to avoid relegation. To help achieve this I have been given a transfer budget of £325,000 and a wage budget of £48,000. I will now have to have an extensive look throughout my squad and get rid of any deadwood to help raise funds I will also be relying on loans and free transfers.

Players in

Dida GK - Free

Jake Bidwell DLC - Loan Everton

Chris Coyne DC - Free

Angel Roman - Free M/AM(RC)

Sean Thornton - Free CM/AM

Lee Bowyer - Free MRC(AMC)

Yassine Benzia ST - Loan Man City

Marcello Trotta ST - Loan Fulham

Players sold and released

Players sold

Scott Malone £95,000 (Coventry)
Wes Fogden £55,000 (MK Dons)
Charlie Sheringham £10,000 (MK Dons)

Players released

Dan Thomas
Jayden Stockley
Joe Partington
Steven Gregory
Matt Tubbs

Pre season friendlies

(H) Anji Makhachkala - Draw 0-0
(A) Winborne - Won 3-1
(A) Poole Town - Won 4-0
(A) Dorchester - Won 1-0
(H) Brighton - Lost 2-1
(A) Barnsley - Won 1-0

A decent pre season all my squad are fit and ready for the task ahead I was particulary impressed with the home draw to Anji.

AFC Bournemouth announce link with Liverpool FC


Some huge games coming up for me in August it will be a big test for my squad and I am eager to see how we will fair this season in the Championship.

Southampton 3-1 AFC Bournemouth Championship

Not the best start to the campaign but it was always going to be difficult for me in a higher standard of league.

Swindon 2-2 AFC Bournemouth League cup 1st round (Won 7-6 on penalties)

Again this season I won't be concentrating on cups I will be using these games to rest my players so they're fit for the league games. However even with 11 changes we managed to draw the game 2-2 going on to win 7-6 on penalties.

AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Sheff Utd Championship

Another defeat and I have a feeling it's not going to be easy for my team to avoid relegation this season.

Brighton 0-2 AFC Bournemouth Championship

Very proud of my team here we were huge underdogs and managed to pull off an upset winning 2-0 lifting us off the bottom of the table.

Afc Bournemouth 2-2 Portsmouth Championship

My 1st ever televised game ends in a 2-2 draw we went in at half time 2-0 down and after a stern team talk we turned it around and fought back.

AFC Bournemouth 3-0 Birmingham League cup 2nd round

Another cup game and a chance to rest my team for the upcoming league fixtures and my 2nd team are really pushing for 1st team places with a convincing 3-0 win over Birmingham seeing us enter the draw for the 3rd round.

League table

Well done on the Promotion mate, have Liverpool offered you any players on loan as a part of your link?


September started with the draw for the League cup 3rd round which sees us draw Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Bristol City 2-2 AFC Bournemouth Championship

A draw is about right in this game we both went down to 10 men and started playing tighter at the back it worked well and we hung onto a valuable point.

AFC Bournemouth 3-1 Newcastle Championship

A massive shocker with a 3-1 home win over Newcastle maybe this is a sign things will start to pick up? Lets hope so.

Derby 3-5 AFC Bournemouth Championship

A very strange game full of goals Derby scored 2 own goals which helped me seal the win they were also unfortunate to get 3 injuries which helped me secure all 3 points.

Aston Villa 4-1 AFC Bournemouth League cup 3rd round

Well that's the end of our League cup journey we never really stood a chance as they fielded a very strong team including Darren Bent. Things could of maybe gone differently at 1-1 when we scored but it was ruled out for offside.

AFC Bournemouth 0-1 Hull Championship

We had many chances in this game and we just didn't score it was frustrating but I'm still encouraged by the start we have made and the position we are in.

League table

#61590 Tom_BcFC : Well done on the Promotion mate, have Liverpool offered you any players on loan as a part of your link?

Yeh they sent me Nathan Ecclestone I was playing him in the cup games and he's been on my bench he's bagged 2 goals in 4 games so far.


Blackburn 3-3 AFC Bournemouth Championship

Although Blackburn were top of the league I am still dissapointed with this draw as we led 3-2 right up until conceding in the 93rd minute.

AFC Bournemouth 4-1 Millwall Championship

A huge 4-1 home win against Millwall sees us keep moving up the league and we are performing well of late.

Leicester 1-3 AFC Bournemouth Championship

A great win away to Leicester and we seem to perform very well against the big teams our form is still up and down but so far I'm more than happy with how we are playing.

AFC Bournemouth 2-2 Leeds Championship

Dissapointing again to concede so late in the game with Leeds scoring in the 89th minute.

Watford 0-2 AFC Bournemouth Championship

A nice win to end the month also keeps our unbeaten run this month.

League table

It nice to see you headed for the play-offs! Good luck and keep up the good work.
#61618 TheDoctor : It nice to see you headed for the play-offs! Good luck and keep up the good work.

I just hope we can maintain it and make a push for at least the playoffs that would be great. I wasn't expecting anything like that so if it doesn't happen as long as I stay up I will be happy with that. I've noticed for me on FM12 which ever team I am I seem to go on a great run of form then after christmas everything goes downhill fingers crossed not this time. I set myself the aim of getting AFC Bournemouth to the Premier League in 5 seasons imigine if I did it in 2 lol.


AFC Bournemouth 3-0 Middlesbrough Championship

Another huge win against a top team morale is at an all time high at the moment and the team seem to be enjoying their football.

Huddersfield 1-2 AFC Bournemouth Championship

My team are really defying my expectations and all the odds so far this season and we thought back again to come back and win a game. I am starting to think to what could be for AFC Bournemouth in the future.

AFC Bournemouth 1-5 Blackpool Championship

A debut goal for Fortune but a huge defeat at home to Blackpool just as things were going so well.

AFC Bournemouth 3-1 Wigan Championship

We bounced back brilliantly with a nice win over Wigan plus another goal for Fortune on his second outing.

Transfer update

Marc Antoine Fortune ST - Free

I was offered Fortune by an agent as he was out of contract I have been offered many players but Fortune really stood out at almost 5 stars. I snapped him up and he will be playing upfront along side Marteja Kezman and I hope they can form a great partnership together and continue to fire me up the table.

League table


December is going to be a tough test with 7 games coming up.

Nottm Forest 1-0 AFC Bournemouth Championship

A dissapointing defeat to start the month but we did play badly in this game.

AFC Bournemouth 0-1 Cardiff Championship

Another defeat and I am hoping we can turn this around before the year is out and still be in a top 6 spot.

Burnley 2-5 AFC Bournemouth Championship

A huge win against Burnley and an unlikely hat-trick from midfielder Michael Stewart I was lucky Burnley had 2 men sent off early on so I played against 9 men for 65 minutes.

AFC Bournemouth 3-0 Crystal Palace Championship

A nice win at home to Palace and we're back to playing some great football once again.

Coventry 0-2 AFC Bournemouth Championship

A comfortable 2-0 win against rock bottom Coventry.

AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Doncaster Championship

The up and down form continues but at least I am still in the top 6 and should end the year there.

AFC Bournemouth 4-2 Southampton Championship

A great 4-2 win over Southampton ends the year in style and sees us still in contention for the playoffs.

League table

Mid season summary

Manager notes

Wow what can I say half the season gone and we're 3rd in the Championship against all the odds. I've been extremely impressed with my team over the 1st half of the season and maybe we will get to the Premier League quicker than anticipated. The media had predicted we would finish 23rd (What do they know?) So at the time I set my expectations as avoid relegation. I will be asked in the next few days if I want to change these expectations and again I won't be changing them that way if we do get promoted it looks like I massively overachieved. As yet there are no plans for anymore transfers but if anything changes I will keep you updated.

League table breakdown

Team stats



Player stats


Pass completion

Club link announcement

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