Bluffer’s guide to the play-offs: AFC Bournemouth

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Bournemouth, The Seventy Two | No Comments

The League One play-offs make for familiar surroundings to Huddersfield, Peterborough and MK Dons. The wild card this season is the presence of AFC Bournemouth. Cherries fan Chris Lines gives the inside track on what to expect from the side that hung onto sixth place against all the odds.


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