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Dirty Dozen : AFC Bournemouth 26/02/2021

Posted by Matt Rowson in Nonsense.

“Dirty Dozen” is a feature that I write for the match programme;  mindful that the programme might be enjoying a slightly lower readership than is normal, I’m reproducing the pieces that were in the corresponding home programme prior to away games for the rest of the season (with the club’s permission).

Format is simple – twelve questions, how many do you know the answers to?

Feel free to enter your responses or scores in comments but I won’t be marking them. Answers at the top of the comments.

  1. The Cherries were promoted from the fourth tier to the top flight under Eddie Howe. Did they achieve this feat in fewer, more or the same number of seasons as Graham Taylor’s Hornets 30-ish years earlier?
  2. Watford accumulated 210 points during our five recent years in the Premier League. How many did the Cherries manage over the same period?
  3. Of the ten Premier League encounters between Bournemouth and Watford in the last five seasons, how many resulted in home victories?
  4. The leading scorers in Premier League games between the two sides each have five goals. Name the Hornet and the Cherry who reached these totals.
  5. Which manager oversaw third tier Bournemouth’s 1984 FA Cup victory over Manchester United?
  6. Who did Bournemouth beat on the final day of the 2014/15 season to secure the Football League Championship title as the Hornets drew with Sheffield Wednesday?
  7. Which long-serving Hornet missed a penalty in a shoot-out at Dean Court in his second appearance for the club in the League Cup in 1995? The visitors, nonetheless, won the shoot-out 6-5.
  8. Troy Deeney’s hat-trick helped the Hornets to a 6-1 victory over the newly-promoted Cherries here in 2013. This was the first Watford hat-trick at Vicarage Road since 1996, a calendar year in which four Watford hat-tricks were scored at home. Which teenage striker scored three of them?
  9. Who is the only member of the Cherries’ squad to have scored a competitive goal against the Hornets last season, and which team did he score it for?
  10. The two closest Championship rival stadiums to Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium are both approximately 60 miles away. Name them.
  11. Which three current members of the Bournemouth squad have been capped for the full England side?
  12. Which Hornet scored his first League goal for the club against Bournemouth in a fourth division tie at Vicarage Road in 1977, and would make one of his final outings in Sofia in the UEFA Cup six years later?



1. Matt Rowson - 26/02/2021

1. More (6 vs 5)
2. 211
3. None
4. Troy Deeney, Josh King
5. Harry Redknapp
6. Charlton Athletic
7. Steve Palmer
8. David Connolly
9. Sam Surridge, on loan at Swansea City
10. Ashton Gate, Bristol City and the Madejski Stadium, Reading
11. Jack Wilshere, Dominic Solanke and Lewis Cook
12. Ian Bolton

10+: Bourne to be Wild
6-9 : Dorsettling for second best
0-5: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb

2. Mike Peter - 26/02/2021

7/12 – 1, 5, 6, 8, 10-12.

Matt Rowson - 26/02/2021

good work

3. JP - 26/02/2021

Quite pleased with my 7 but frustarted about Steve Palmer. My mind had him joing mid season rather than early on. The game must have been late August early September ’95.
But never mind that – Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb. Wow that takes me back. But for the ife of me I can’t remember who sang it. Sure it was on a punk compilation I had back in about 78-79. But then again, my memory!…
Please put me out of my misery.

Matt Rowson - 26/02/2021

The Runaways. Tremendous. Used, entertainingly, by the Totally Football Show podcast as Bournemouth tanked last season. Would have been funnier if we weren’t also tanking, obvs.

Matt Rowson - 26/02/2021

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