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Match Pack: AFC Bournemouth v Norwich City

27 September 2020

Both Norwich and Bournemouth have won four points from the first two weeks of the Championship, making Sunday’s game a fascinating clash!

This week, we’ve been building up to the weekend with all of our usual pre-match content, including an exclusive interview with former Canary turned Cherry, Andrew Surman.

Just click the headings below and the hyperlinks will take you where you want to go!

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“This summer has been both the end and beginning of an era for Bournemouth, seeing Eddie Howe end his eight-year stint as the club’s manager and promoting his assistant, Jason Tindall, to the vacant role.

“The last meeting between the sides came just nine months ago in January of the 2019-20 Premier League season, the Canaries taking a 1-0 win at Carrow Road.”

For a detailed breakdown of Bournemouth’s start to the 2020/21 season, our-head-to-head history with the Cherries, and a look at which officials will be taking charge of the game, check out our Match Preview!

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Team news: Buendia and Stiepermann back for Bournemouth, Sorensen out

Emi Buendia and Marco Stiepermann are back in contention for Sunday’s lineup against the Cherries, having missed last weekend’s game against Preston.

Click the link above for the team news in full!

Daniel Farke: We prepare the players for different scenarios

“The players who are still involved in their lineup mean they're one of the big favourites of winning the league. We're also confident and brave, but Bournemouth as a club are a bit ahead of us.

"I'm quite respectful for how they've handled it so far. Bournemouth away will be a tough task, but we're not scared. We want a good performance and a good result."

The boss gave us his thoughts on our opponents in his pre-match press conference at Lotus Training Centre on Friday afternoon!

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Gallery: City gear up for Bournemouth clash

Despite the awful weather we had in Norwich on Friday, the first team squad were in high spirits as they prepared for the trip down south!

Use the link above to scroll through the best of our photographer’s snaps.

Ask the Expert: Neil Meldrum on AFC Bournemouth

“I think Bournemouth’s problem, still - and although they looked fantastic against Blackburn - they’re problem, as it was in the Premier League, is the number of goals they concede. That’s always been the issue.

“Players like Pukki will probably fancy their chances against Bournemouth this weekend, but if they can stop the number of goals they’re shipping, they’ve got a fantastic chance to dominate this division I think.”

For this week’s Ask the Expert feature, who better to quiz than the author of AFC Bournemouth: The Fall and Rise? Neil Meldrum has followed the club’s fortunes for years and gave us the inside insight.

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Andrew Surman - A Foot in Both Camps

“The 5-1 win against Ipswich was the first game of the season we played against them and it was huge,” he added. “Knowing how much it means to the fans, it gave us a real buzz that we had a good chance of going up because we played well that day.”

Former Norwich and Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman sat down with us this week to chat about his memories of the 2010/11 season and more!

Memorable Match: Norwich City 3-1 AFC Bournemouth

2015 provided one of our favourite games against Bournemouth, as Matt Jarvis scored on his City debut to help seal three points at Carrow Road!

Remind yourself how the action unfolded with this week’s Memorable Match.

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