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Cabeleira confirmed as new Poppies boss

Bournemouth FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Leo Cabeleira as First Team Manager.

Leo had worked alongside Michael Cuffie as Assistant Manager at Victoria Park for two years, and held a major role in the Club’s third place Wessex Premier finish and success in the Bournemouth Senior Cup last season.

Diogo Almeida remains part of the First Team coaching staff, and will share the role of Assistant Manager alongside Danny Blakeley.

We also welcome Tom Pointing, Andy Heustice and Pawel Kowalski, who have been appointed Physio and Goalkeeping Coaches respectively.

As preparations for the new campaign begin, full details of our pre-season fixture list can now be found on our website.

2019/20 Coaching Staff:

Manager: Leo Cabeleira

Assistant Managers: Diogo Almeida, Danny Blakeley

Goalkeeping Coaches: Andy Heustice, Pawel Kowalski

Physio: Tom Pointing

Kit Manager: Eddie Mills

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Poppies 5th Edition Podcast

 

Bournemouth FC brings you the fifth edition of our own made podcast, brought you by Ross Millen, student of Bournemouth University and member of Nerve Media and the Media Department for Bournemouth FC.

We have created this podcast with the idea to bring you the latest news for the supporters of both: Poppies and Cherries. Every week Ross will bring you the most recent news about the clubs,  interviews and so much more.

Listen now to the podcast that we have prepared for all of you.

#UpThePoppies

Poppies 4th Edition Podcast

Bournemouth FC brings you the fourth edition of our own made podcast, brought you by Ross Millen, student of Bournemouth University and member of Nerve Media and the Media Department for Bournemouth FC.

We have created this podcast with the idea to bring you the latest news for the supporters of both: Poppies and Cherries. Every week Ross will bring you the most recent news about the clubs,  interviews and so much more.

Listen now to the podcast that we have prepared for all of you.

#UpThePoppies

 

Poppies 3rd Edition Podcast

Bournemouth FC brings you the third edition of our own made podcast, brought you by Ross Millen, student of Bournemouth University and member of Nerve Media and the Media Department for Bournemouth FC.

We have created this podcast with the idea to bring you the latest news for the supporters of both: Poppies and Cherries. Every week Ross will bring you the most recent news about the clubs,  interviews and so much more.

Listen now to the podcast that we have prepared for all of you.

#UpThePoppies

 

No Pain / No Gain

Giancarlo Bocchetti. – Bournemouth FC will not play Bashley Football Club Tonight. It was not precisely because of adverse weather conditions or the recent horrific A338 improved roadworks, the reasons amongst the match cancellation,

At  11:38 a.m. this Tuesday it was known only via the official account of Twitter for Bashley that the game was called off. The tweet was later on deleted from Bashley’s account @FootballBashley

The secretary of Bournemouth FC, Patricia Painter, confirmed that Bashley asked for the game to be cancelled. “Mike (Cuffie) and Leo (Cabeleira) have been informed. I have also contacted the ref team, there’s no game tonight.

This department contacted the Wessex League secretary who confirmed: “This morning we received a call from Bashley’s secretary informing us that they would not be able to play the match against Bournemouth as they don’t have a team of players to do so.”

When enquired if a team would need the consent from the other’s team secretary to suspend a game under these unforeseen circumstances, he confirmed: “not really. They do inform us in advance and we call the game off to be postponed.

It was also known that the fate of this match will be decided during the next club’s meeting with the league. “We will have to understand further about the circumstances that led to the cancellation and from there we will decide what to do.” informed the secretary.

It became an unexpected day off for everyone at Bournemouth FC, with the disappointment of not playing an interesting match with a very good rivalry.  The team will, however, start preparing the match against Bemerton Heath Harlequins for the Wessex League on saturday.

 

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Portland seeks ‘Payback’

Brendon King’s men will seek a little bit of ‘payback’ according to an interview given to the official channel of Portland FC

Giancarlo Bocchetti.   Opposition boss Brendon King, showed his respect in a short interview given to the official website of Portland, considering Bournemouth FC a strong side with good signings.  “They’ve got some good players. They’ve recruited quite well in the summer and got some decent players in.

During the interview, King recognises: “We’re aware of what they bring to the table and they’re a side that carry on going and work really hard for each other. It should be a good game.

However, he also warned that his side are in a better position now compared to the 2-1 defeat in August.  “It’s going to be a tough game, they beat us earlier in the season.  We are now in a better place than we were back then and we are looking for a bit of payback”.

Read the full  interview  here: http://portlandutdfc.co.uk/latest-news/?article_id=677

 

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Poppies 2nd Edition Podcast

Bournemouth FC brings you the second edition of our own made podcast, brought you by Ross Millen, student of Bournemouth University and member of Nerve Media and the Media Department for Bournemouth FC.

We have created this podcast with the idea to bring you the latest news for the supporters of both: Poppies and Cherries. Every week Ross will bring you the most recent news about the clubs,  interviews and so much more.

Listen now to the podcast that we have prepared for all of you.

#UpThePoppies

“Portchester is another game we want to win”

Bournemouth Poppies manager Michael Cuffie believes that Saturday’s clash with Portchester is another chance for his side to pick up three points.

 

 

Dan Davis / Giancarlo Bocchetti.   The high-flying visitors AFC Portchester travel to Victoria Park in second place in the Wessex Premier standings, having suffered just one defeat since the start of the season. However, Poppies are just three points behind and host Saturday’s clash aiming to extend their unbeaten run in the league.

Last season, Saturday’s visitors recorded a comfortable sixth-place finish, whilst Poppies rounded off their campaign near the foot of the table. However, the change in Poppies’ fortunes has seen Mike Cuffie’s side suffer just a single defeat since August. “We have a bigger squad now and that helps when you look at the whole season we got ahead of us“, highlighted the assistant manager, Leo Cabeleira.

Last games

Recent fixtures between Poppies and Portchester leans heavily in the visitor’s favour, with the Winton-based outfit often failing to pick up a victory against the Royals. In August 2015, Portchester emerged comfortable 3-0 victors in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round, before keeping another clean sheet the next season in a 2-0 win. The most recent clash between the two sides came in March this year, which resulted in a tightly-fought goalless stalemate.

When asked about the match,  boss Cuffie admitted: “It’s just another game, actually. That’s the way we’re looking at it. It’s another game we want to win.

Poppies enter the clash on a high after beating higher-league opposition in Gosport Borough on Tuesday. The Boro, currently contesting in the Southern Premier, took the lead twice under the floodlights before Poppies battled back to clinch victory on penalties. We had a really hard game on Tuesday, so it’s about recovery at the moment. The fact is that we’re doing well, and we’re attracting a lot of people.”

Tough decisions

The boss admitted that the Hampshire Senior Cup tie was tough on his squad, but that Poppies’ resurgence had also attracted several potential signings, Ive got some new signings at the moment. Whether they’ll be involved on Saturday or not, I’m not sure. The signings have made the squad stronger and have made my job more difficult.”

Bournemouth FC will recover midfielder Harry Cooper for this match, “We got Cooper back from his holidays and Ali (Zintany) is getting his fitness back. He started the season well, but he will become even better”, confirmed Cabeleira.

The season is long and competing on so many competitions at the same time, is something that the coaching staff is very aware of to keep the fitness in the squad ,  “You can’t just perform with eleven players, you need 18, 19 to compete. Obviously, you’ll have injuries and suspensions and you need to make your squad as strong as possible, so you don’t miss the players that have to step out the side for whatever reason” explained Cuffie

Kick off at Victoria Park on Saturday is 3:00pm. Tickets are available from the office at Victoria Park. Adults £6, Concessions £4, Programme £1, Children free admission. Come and join us! #UpthePoppies.

Poppies Podcast

Bournemouth FC is pleased to announce the first ever podcast brought you with the voice of Ross Millen, student of Bournemouth University and member of Nerve Media and the Media Department for Bournemouth FC.

We have created this podcast with the idea to bring you the latest news for the supporters of both: Poppies and Cherries. Every week Ross will bring you the most recent news about the clubs,  interviews and so much more.

Listen now to the first podcast that we have prepared for all of you

#UpThePoppies

 

Documentary reveals the identity of the lesser-known Bournemouth Football Club

A documentary has been made about Bournemouth FC. Photo: Giancarlo Bocchetti

A NEW video documentary has been produced to showcase the history and background of Bournemouth Football Club – but do not expect to see the stars of the Premier League.

While many people refer to Eddie Howe’s side as Bournemouth, the actual Bournemouth FC can be found playing their matches away from the global television audience in Winton.

In the new short documentary, which was released online this month, viewers will be able to find out more about Bournemouth FC.

The club are nicknamed Poppies and one of the oldest clubs in England.

Founded in 1875 as Bournemouth Rovers at a meeting in Abbotts Auction Mart in Old Christchurch Road – 24 years before the team which became AFC Bournemouth was formed – Poppies currently play in the regional Sydenham’s Wessex League, which is the ninth tier of English football.

Just years after forming the club participated in one of the first floodlit matches, playing under experimental electric lights at Dean Park in November 1878.

The short film produced and presented by Oliver Thompson looks at the club’s past, present and future in a bid to raise the profile of the team and local interest from across the Bournemouth area.

He said: “Being passionate for non-league football, I decided to find out more about my local club and watch a game which brought me to the Poppies.

“After some investigating and finding out more about the club, I just knew I had to make a film about what I had found out.”

The founders of the club set up a heritage book, which was passed down and contained details on the club from new signings to managerial changes.

However, at present the book has been lost and Oliver said it would have been very useful throughout the documentary.

The club play at the 3,000 capacity Victoria Park Sports Ground in Winton and the documentary is set to be released on the online platform, YouTube.

Poppies’ assistant manager, Leo Cabeleira, said: “We want Bournemouth Poppies to engage with the local community in order to establish a reputation as a family and Bournemouth University student football club.