FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Goal Shy!

Following the conclusion of the January transfer window, we commenced February with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to struggling Cardiff City. Top scorer Josh King scored both goals to take his season tally to 8. In truth, we’ve should’ve scored 8! There then followed a frustrating run of results where King and co. couldn’tContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Goal Shy!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – King Shows Character/Bird Flies In!

Matchday twenty in the Premier League ended in a heartbreaking defeat at Old Trafford. Having fallen behind in the first half, our ex-Man Utd frontman Josh King ended a barren spell in-front of goal by finishing off a great team move early in the second half to level the score. Anthony Martial restored the homeContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – King Shows Character/Bird Flies In!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Cook on Fire!

We commenced November with a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester Utd. Despite Jeremiah St. Juste conceding possession that led to us falling behind, Lewis Cook was outstanding in midfield and Dominic Solanke equalised to make it two goals in two games for the rejuvenated frontman. St. Juste should’ve scored his first goal for theContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Cook on Fire!”

One to Watch: #6) Alireza Jahanbakhsh

Alireza Jahanbakhsh isn’t the first player to have scored goals in the Netherlands but then struggled to make an impact in the English Premier League. The likes of Afonso Alves and Mateja Kezman spring to mind. The quality of goals scored by the 26-year-old Iranian in the Eredivisie and glimpses of his undoubted quality thatContinue reading “One to Watch: #6) Alireza Jahanbakhsh”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Onwards in Autumn!

September started with another defeat, this time at the hands of Chelsea. We were actually on top for the first twenty minutes but captain Simon Cook conceded a penalty to undo the good work. In the second half we fell further behind courtesy of another set-piece, this time a free-kick from Willian. Losing our disciplineContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Onwards in Autumn!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Abysmal August!

We commenced the season with a frustrating 2-0 loss at home to newly promoted Cardiff City. With the game still goalless £21.8m new signing Moses Simon struck tamely at the goalkeeper when clean through on goal. After we fell behind the Nigerian then contrived to hit the crossbar when presented with an open goal. AContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Abysmal August!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Comings and Goings

On the eve of the new campaign and the club’s first competitive match under my stewardship, I wanted to keep you fully abreast of the transfer dealings (Both in and out) that have occurred during the summer months. Firstly, the following players have left the Vitality Stadium: Junior Stanislas, LM, Watford, £6.7m Lys Mousset, ST,Continue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Comings and Goings”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Managerial Appointment!

I’m absolutely delighted to announce that I’ve been appointed as manager of AFC Bournemouth ahead of the upcoming 2019-20 season. Whilst I appreciate that fans may have some reservations about my appointment provided my lack of experience, I thoroughly believe that I possess the skill set to help take AFC Bournemouth to the next level.Continue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Managerial Appointment!”

A Tale of Two Scuffed Kicks!

At Euro ‘96, France midfielder Reynald Pedros missed a penalty. It was a moment that would completely alter the trajectory of his career. He had progressed through the ranks at FC Nantes and made it into the national team. Following his penalty miss however, he would wear the French shirt on only a few moreContinue reading “A Tale of Two Scuffed Kicks!”

World Football’s Dark Horses?

Canada’s footballers have only ever graced the World Cup on one occasion. That was back in 1986 in Mexico when they failed to score or register a point. They by no means disgraced themselves however, narrowly losing 1-0 to France in their opening game before suffering 2-0 defeats against both Hungary and Soviet Union. FortyContinue reading “World Football’s Dark Horses?”