What better way to celebrate the excellent start to AFC Bournemouth’s first ever Premier League season than with a grand trivia quiz based on the Cherries’ long and illustrious history to date?
AFC Bournemouth Miscellany collects together all the vital information you never knew you needed to know about the Cherries, crammed full with irresistible anecdotes and the most mindblowing stats and facts.
Brilliantly researched by Tony Matthews – officially the world’s most prolific author of factual sports books on one single subject: football – it includes all the ammo you need to kick off a Cherries trivia marathon. In the pub. In front of the fire on Christmas morning. In the office, right now…
And so it’s over to Tony – pictured here sunning himself in Bournemouth’s legendary tropical climate (or possibly at home in Andalucia: Ed.) – for the Grand Cherries Trivia Quiz, Round One. Check the boss isn’t looking. Tell your AFCB-mad colleagues: “No conferring. Fingers on buzzers...” The answers are below.
- Who was the club’s first professional, when was he signed, for how much, and how much did he earn?
- In which season did Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic remain unbeaten at home?
- After going into administration, Bournemouth were docked 10 points in February 2008 and 17 at the start of the following season. Were they relegated in both seasons, or only in 2008/09?
- What’s the longest journey any Bournemouth team has made to play a domestic match?
- What was the special occasion that drew a record crowd of 11,772 to the Goldsands Stadium in 2013?
- Which player has made more substitute appearances than any other Bournemouth player?
- In which decade were no less than 38 former or future Wolverhampton Wanderers players registered with Bournemouth at various levels?
Click here for more information, or to read a sample from AFC Bournemouth Miscellany: Cherries Trivia, History, Facts and Stats
- The club’s first professional was Harry Baven Penton, signed in January 1912 for a fee of £10. He earned 30 shillings (£1.50) a week.
- Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic remained unbeaten at home in season 1962-63. They won 11 and drew 12 of their 23 Division 3 League games, scoring 39 goals and conceding only 16.
- Neither. After going into administration, Bournemouth were docked 10 points in February 2008 and 17 at the start of the following season… and still avoided relegation both times.
- The longest journey any Bournemouth team has made to play a domestic match is 361 miles north to Newcastle United’s St James’ Park.
- In July 2013, a record crowd of 11,772 at the Goldsands Stadium saw the Cherries take on Spanish giants Real Madrid, the nine-time European champions fluking a 0-6 victory!
- Brett Pitman has made more substitute appearances than any other Bournemouth player.
- Over a ten-year period, 1930-39 inclusive, no less than 38 former or future Wolverhampton Wanderers players were registered with Bournemouth at various levels.