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Grimsby v Bournemouth Preview

By: Alex Green
Date: 21/11/2008

RIGHT let’s take a few seconds to remind ourselves Town play Bournemouth tomorrow in an important relegation dance; stop talking about bloody Robbie Fowler!

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The Opposition


The Cherries are best remembered around these parts as our Wembley rivals in the 2-1 in Extra Time win that gave us our first piece of silverware under the Twin Towers since our creation. That Wembley goal by Wayne Burnett, his body contorted into some abstract art sculpture, must be viewed in a very different light down on the south coast. Nevertheless time has moved on and though our times have been rough spare a thought for the blessed Bournemouth. They may have a new shiny stadium, well 3 quarters of one; but also they have a dreadful 17-point deduction to deal with. One of the first supporter run clubs ended up in financial problems after their relegation last year narrowly missing out on safety as Crewe managed to stave off relegation during their first year in charge without Dario Gradi.

This season has seen Bournemouth perform relatively poorly, disastrously so if you take into account their predicament. 3 wins all season and 7 defeats so far mean that the Cherries need to improve if they are to stay up.

The Team
A tight budget has certainly taken its toll on Jimmy Quinn who returned to football after taking a 4-year sabbatical after leaving Shrewsbury Town. Quinn managed Reading for 3 years winning 48 matches and losing 48 as well. From there Quinn travelled westward to Swindon followed by a 100 game spell at Northwich and ending up at Shrewsbury for his final spell before joining Bournemouth. The tight budget shows in the amount of loans that have been acquired: 8 so far in total, though 2 have returned to their original port of call - Reneil Sappleton (Leicester) and Scott Wagstaff (Charlton). Still Bournemouth have six others to call upon the most notable are Craig Lindfeild of Liverpool, Joel Ward of Pompey and Shwan Jalal of The Posh. Even though such budgetary problems were overcome its still shocking that Bournemouth only got rid of two senior players and signed five as well as getting the loan signings in. The complete rebuilding of the team is taking its time but is slowly working. Cup wise Bournemouth performed well beating MK Dons and Bristol Rovers twice. They just hope they can transfer their successes to the league.

One to Watch
Darren Anderton. The most famous player for Bournemouth of course is old sicknote of Tottenham and England fame. The now ageing midfielder still fields regularly for the Cherries, the legend actually helped knock Paint Pot winners Franchise FC out of the competition early in October, with 2 goals so far this season. The player who nearly played 300 games for Spurs is still a threat on goal and his sheer presence will be an intimidating site for any player who comes up against him.

Recent Form

LMorecambe (FAC)(a)1-2
Currently 22nd in League Two.
WBristol R (FAC)(h)1-0
LColchester (JPT)(h)0-1
Currently 23rd in League Two.

Top Scorers


Team News

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1GKPhil Barnes
2DFRobbie Stockdale
3DFTom Newey
4DFRyan Bennett
5DFMatthew Heywood (c)
6DFRichard Hope
7MFPeter Till
8MFPaul Bolland
9MFAdam Proudlock
10MFChris Llewellyn
11MFDanny Boshell
12DFJamie Clarke
13GKGary Montgomery
14MFJames Hunt
15DFMatthew Bird
16MFJean-Paul Kalala
17MFNick Hegarty
18MFPeter Bore
19FWDanny North
20FWAndy Taylor
22FWNathan Jarman
23MFGrant Normington
24MFLiam Trotter
25MFRob Atkinson
27GKLeigh Overton
1GKShwan Jalal
2DFScott Guyett
3DFRyan Garry
4MFShaun Cooper
5DFJason Pearce (Vice captain)
6MFMarvin Bartley
7MFSammy Igoe
8MFDarren Anderton (Captain)
9FWBrett Pitman
10FWAlan Connell
12FWCraig Lindfield (on loan from Liverpool)
13GKRyan Pryce
14MFDanny Hollands (Vice captain)
15DFJoel Ward (on loan from Portsmouth)
16FWJeff Goulding
17MFJosh McQuoid
18FWMichael Symes (on loan from Shrewsbury Town)
20MFMark Molesley (on loan from Grays Athletic)
22MFJoe Partington
23FWLee Bradbury
24DFGeorge Webb
25MFSteve Hutchings
28DFWarren Cummings
33FWJamie Davidson

Head to Head

Town have a tremendous record against Bournemouth in recent years, only have lost one of the last ten games against the Cherries.

P 33 W 13 D 10 L 10 F 38 A 30

Bournemouth Head-to-Head (28th on The Opposition Ladder)

Last Meeting

Grimsby 1 Bournemouth 1 (Tue 13th March 2004)

Rowan gave Town an early lead before Bournemouth levelled things in a dull game.



A confident win is what is needed after the first win of the season and then on to promotion!

Grimsby Town 3-0 Bourneomouth

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