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AFC Bournemouth – 2014/15

May 1, 2015

 

 

These are the players who’ve made more than ten league appearances for Bournemouth this season

 

 

  1. Harry Arter – Signed from Woking – £123k
  2. Artur Boruc – On loan from Southampton
  3. Steve Cook – Signed from Brighton – £150k
  4. Charlie Daniels – Signed from Leyton Orient – £200k
  5. Tommy Elphick – Signed from Brighton – £220k
  6. Simon Francis – Signed from Charlton – Free
  7. Ryan Fraser – Signed from Aberdeen – £400k
  8. Dan Gosling – Signed from Newcastle – Free
  9. Yann Kermogant – Signed from Charlton – Undisclosed
  10. Brett Pitman – Youth originally – Re-Signed from Bristol City – Undisclosed
  11. Marc Pugh – Signed from Hereford United – £110k
  12. Tokelo Rantie – Signed from Malmo – £2.5M
  13. Matt Ritchie – Signed from Swindon – £500k
  14. Adam Smith – Signed from Spurs – Undisclosed
  15. Junior Stanislas – Signed from Burnley – Free
  16. Andrew Surman – Signed from Norwich City – Undisclosed
  17. Callum Wilson – Signed from Coventry City – Undisclosed

 

 

What’s really fascinating about this group is simply how frugal Eddie Howe has been. They just haven’t spent massive money to get this promotion. It’s been all about careful selection of players to play in a certain way allied with good preparation & coaching. The Bournemouth manager has done a wonderful job with his recruitment.

What will help them as they go up to the Premier League is their style of play. They will have slightly more time on the ball in the higher division which they can use. If as a club they can get the right recruitment this summer then they could do well. They definitely need another striker to give them another option and depth but the basics are there. They need a goalkeeper as well as Boruc has been on loan so that’s a position they will want to cover.

In January they bid big money for Demarai Gray. Going up a division he’s the type of player you could imagine them purchasing, a player of potential who Howe can develop and fit into his system. They may not be able to get Gray this summer but it will be interesting to see who they buy as they challenge to stay in the Premier League.

 

 

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One Comment
  1. rgb permalink

    Harry Arter cost £4,000 not £123,000.

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