AFC Bournemouth 2014-15 fixtures: Cherries travel to Huddersfield Town on opening day

Bournemouth Echo: IN CHARGE: Eddie Howe IN CHARGE: Eddie Howe

MANAGER Eddie Howe has described Cherries’ start to next season as “challenging” following the publication today of the new fixture list.

Cherries will kick off their Championship campaign on Saturday, August 9 with a trip to Huddersfield Town – the scene of a heavy 5-1 defeat early last season.

And following a visit to Exeter City in the first round of the League Cup, Howe’s men will face Brentford and Nottingham Forest in back-to-back home games in the space of four days.

The opening month continues with another lengthy trip to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, August 23 before Cherries again hit the road to Norwich City a week later.

Journeys to West Yorkshire, Devon, East Lancashire and Norfolk will see Cherries and their supporter clock up more than 1,700 miles in the first three weeks of the season.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “It is certainly a tough start and a challenging one for all sorts of reasons. We are playing a number of the fancied teams in the opening month with three long trips in there as well.

“Our support both home and away last season was phenomenal and this will be a testing start for our travelling fans, especially in August which is a busy month on the roads anyway.

“We will be working hard during pre-season to make sure we are ready and prepared for the start and will again need to hit the ground running for what promises to be another extremely difficult season.”

Cherries have been given another home fixture on Boxing Day – with relegated Fulham the visitors to Dean Court – before heading to Millwall to bring down the curtain on 2014 two days later.

And supporters will journey to Suffolk for a second successive season over Easter when Howe’s men face Ipswich at Portman Road on Saturday, April 4.

A trip to Charlton, which Cherries have had twice on the opening day in recent years, comes on the final day next season, Saturday, May 2.

AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2014-15 CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES (home fixtures in capitals)

AUGUST

Saturday 9: Huddersfield Town (3pm)

Tuesday 12 (provisional): Exeter City, Capital One Cup (tbc)

Saturday 16: BRENTFORD (3pm)

Tuesday 19: NOTTINGHAM FOREST (7.45pm)

Saturday 23: Blackburn Rovers (3pm)

Saturday 30: Norwich City (3pm)

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 13: ROTHERHAM UNITED (3pm)

Tuesday 16: LEEDS UNITED (7.45pm)

Saturday 20: Watford (3pm)

Saturday 27: WIGAN ATHLETIC (3pm)

Tuesday 30: Derby County (7.45pm)

OCTOBER

Saturday 4: Bolton Wanderers (3pm)

Saturday 18: CHARLTON ATHLETIC (3pm)

Tuesday 21: READING (7.45pm)

Saturday 25: Birmingham City (3pm)

NOVEMBER

Saturday 1: BRIGHTON (3pm)

Tuesday 4: Sheffield Wednesday (7.45pm)

Saturday 8: Middlesbrough (3pm)

Saturday 22: IPSWICH TOWN (3pm)

Saturday 29: MILLWALL (3pm)

DECEMBER

Saturday 6: Wolverhampton Wanderers (3pm)

Saturday 13: CARDIFF CITY (3pm)

Saturday 20: Blackpool (3pm)

Friday 26: FULHAM (3pm)

Sunday 28: Millwall (3pm)

JANUARY

Saturday 10: NORWICH CITY (3pm) 

Saturday 17: Rotherham United (3pm)

Saturday 24: Leeds United (3pm)

Saturday 31: WATFORD (3pm)

FEBRUARY

Saturday 7: Wigan Athletic (3pm)

Tuesday 10: DERBY COUNTY (7.45pm)

Saturday 14: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN (3pm)

Saturday 21: Brentford (3pm)

Wednesday 25: Nottingham Forest (7.45pm)

Saturday 28: BLACKBURN ROVERS (3pm)

MARCH

Tuesday 3: WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (7.45pm)

Saturday 7: Fulham (3pm)

Saturday 14: BLACKPOOL (3pm)

Tuesday 17: Cardiff City (7.45pm)

Saturday 21: MIDDLESBROUGH (3pm)

APRIL

Saturday 4: Ipswich Town (3pm)

Monday 6: BIRMINGHAM CITY (3pm)

Saturday 11: Brighton (3pm)

Tuesday 14: Reading (8pm)

Saturday 18: SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (3pm)

Saturday 25: BOLTON WANDERERS (3pm)

MAY

Saturday 2: Charlton Athletic (3pm)

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9:09am Wed 18 Jun 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Why are some in capitals and other in small print, ?
Why are some in capitals and other in small print, ? cheeriedriteup
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9:14am Wed 18 Jun 14

cherrychris75 says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
Why are some in capitals and other in small print, ?
Home and Away
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: Why are some in capitals and other in small print, ?[/p][/quote]Home and Away cherrychris75
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9:33am Wed 18 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

Home fixtures in CAPITOLS ,disappointed that both reading games are on a Tuesday evening !
Home fixtures in CAPITOLS ,disappointed that both reading games are on a Tuesday evening ! alasdair1967
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9:41am Wed 18 Jun 14

white 147 says...

Derby Reading Wolves Leeds and Forest all home on a Tuesday night, how unlucky is that, they would be massive saturday games. Reading away on a Tuesday night as well.
Fulham home on Boxing day will be good.
Derby Reading Wolves Leeds and Forest all home on a Tuesday night, how unlucky is that, they would be massive saturday games. Reading away on a Tuesday night as well. Fulham home on Boxing day will be good. white 147
  • Score: 1

9:56am Wed 18 Jun 14

a real supporter says...

white 147 wrote:
Derby Reading Wolves Leeds and Forest all home on a Tuesday night, how unlucky is that, they would be massive saturday games. Reading away on a Tuesday night as well. Fulham home on Boxing day will be good.
They will all be massive games on a tuesday as well ! I guarantee all the above games will be sold out.
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: Derby Reading Wolves Leeds and Forest all home on a Tuesday night, how unlucky is that, they would be massive saturday games. Reading away on a Tuesday night as well. Fulham home on Boxing day will be good.[/p][/quote]They will all be massive games on a tuesday as well ! I guarantee all the above games will be sold out. a real supporter
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10:08am Wed 18 Jun 14

Fanfor45 says...

Mixed bag for us shift workers with annual leave at a premium. Anyway; four away games lined up with annual leave form already filled out. Wolves, Notts Forest, Cardiff and Brighton. As for the games not affected by shifts, I'm sure you guys can be relied upon to shout for enforced absentees like myself........Altoge
ther now......Come on you reds!!!!
Mixed bag for us shift workers with annual leave at a premium. Anyway; four away games lined up with annual leave form already filled out. Wolves, Notts Forest, Cardiff and Brighton. As for the games not affected by shifts, I'm sure you guys can be relied upon to shout for enforced absentees like myself........Altoge ther now......Come on you reds!!!! Fanfor45
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11:21am Wed 18 Jun 14

coops1965cherry says...

No Xmas fixtures, away first and last games, what a load of S**T

U T C I A D.
No Xmas fixtures, away first and last games, what a load of S**T U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
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11:23am Wed 18 Jun 14

coops1965cherry says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
No Xmas fixtures, away first and last games, what a load of S**T

U T C I A D.
Sorry apart from Boxing day that is !

Otherwise pretty straight forward nothing to get excited about.

How do we get first and last games away, again !

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: No Xmas fixtures, away first and last games, what a load of S**T U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]Sorry apart from Boxing day that is ! Otherwise pretty straight forward nothing to get excited about. How do we get first and last games away, again ! U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
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11:30am Wed 18 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

Trophy presentation at charlton then :-) pays to be positive
Trophy presentation at charlton then :-) pays to be positive alasdair1967
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11:36am Wed 18 Jun 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Trophy presentation at charlton then :-) pays to be positive
ther'es a nice pub on the riverside nearby looking out to the Thames Barrier for our celebration drink!
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Trophy presentation at charlton then :-) pays to be positive[/p][/quote]ther'es a nice pub on the riverside nearby looking out to the Thames Barrier for our celebration drink! TedMacsCherryPants
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12:00pm Wed 18 Jun 14

abc100 says...

Why no games over new year, or is that Fa cup weekend??
Why no games over new year, or is that Fa cup weekend?? abc100
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12:33pm Wed 18 Jun 14

afcbtintin says...

abc100 wrote:
Why no games over new year, or is that Fa cup weekend??
fa cup 3/4 jan !

UTC
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: Why no games over new year, or is that Fa cup weekend??[/p][/quote]fa cup 3/4 jan ! UTC afcbtintin
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2:03pm Wed 18 Jun 14

afcbtintin says...

Last home game vs Bolton followed by Paul Merton at the Pavilion.

Hope I'm in a good mood for the theatre............

UTCID
Last home game vs Bolton followed by Paul Merton at the Pavilion. Hope I'm in a good mood for the theatre............ UTCID afcbtintin
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6:37pm Wed 18 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
Why are some in capitals and other in small print, ?
Another thick supporter. move your brain please.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: Why are some in capitals and other in small print, ?[/p][/quote]Another thick supporter. move your brain please. holdinkæft
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6:40pm Wed 18 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

a real supporter wrote:
white 147 wrote:
Derby Reading Wolves Leeds and Forest all home on a Tuesday night, how unlucky is that, they would be massive saturday games. Reading away on a Tuesday night as well. Fulham home on Boxing day will be good.
They will all be massive games on a tuesday as well ! I guarantee all the above games will be sold out.
Top of the league, all games will be sold out, lets hope we get more couverage on sky and BBC.
[quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: Derby Reading Wolves Leeds and Forest all home on a Tuesday night, how unlucky is that, they would be massive saturday games. Reading away on a Tuesday night as well. Fulham home on Boxing day will be good.[/p][/quote]They will all be massive games on a tuesday as well ! I guarantee all the above games will be sold out.[/p][/quote]Top of the league, all games will be sold out, lets hope we get more couverage on sky and BBC. holdinkæft
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6:44pm Wed 18 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Mixed bag for us shift workers with annual leave at a premium. Anyway; four away games lined up with annual leave form already filled out. Wolves, Notts Forest, Cardiff and Brighton. As for the games not affected by shifts, I'm sure you guys can be relied upon to shout for enforced absentees like myself........Altoge

ther now......Come on you reds!!!!
so you have no sick days, we take 2 weeks a year. just prepare a couple of days in advance.
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Mixed bag for us shift workers with annual leave at a premium. Anyway; four away games lined up with annual leave form already filled out. Wolves, Notts Forest, Cardiff and Brighton. As for the games not affected by shifts, I'm sure you guys can be relied upon to shout for enforced absentees like myself........Altoge ther now......Come on you reds!!!![/p][/quote]so you have no sick days, we take 2 weeks a year. just prepare a couple of days in advance. holdinkæft
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6:46pm Wed 18 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Trophy presentation at charlton then :-) pays to be positive
Thats being negative, should beall over by then.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Trophy presentation at charlton then :-) pays to be positive[/p][/quote]Thats being negative, should beall over by then. holdinkæft
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1:15pm Thu 19 Jun 14

John Red & Black says...

Just heard a rumour on Sky Sports that Liverpool are willing to offer their striker Borini in a deal involving Lallana moving in the opposite direction. That would appeal more to Scumhampton as it would reduce the cash they would need to pay us!!!
Just heard a rumour on Sky Sports that Liverpool are willing to offer their striker Borini in a deal involving Lallana moving in the opposite direction. That would appeal more to Scumhampton as it would reduce the cash they would need to pay us!!! John Red & Black
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