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KARL WHITEHOUSE LOOKS AT THE HISTORY OF WOLVES V BOURNEMOUTH

FIRST MEETINGS

  • The first meeting of Wolves and Bournemouth was on the 9th November 1985 at Dean Court in Division 3 in front of 4,126 fans, the game finished in a 3-2 win for Bournemouth.
  • FA Cup – The first meeting in the FA Cup was on the 10th January 1948 when Bournemouth were known as Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic. This was in the 3rd Round of the cup and the game finished in a 2-1 win for Wolves.
  • The clubs also met in the Freight Rover Trophy on the 16th December 1986 in the preliminary round southern section group 4. The game took place  at Molineux in front of a crowd of 1,923. Wolves won 4-3.
  • League Cup – The first meeting in the League Cup was a 2nd Round 1st Leg game at Dean Court on the 15th September 1998 in front of 7,096 fans, this ended in a draw 1-1.
  • Premier League – The first meeting in the Premier League was on the 15th December 2018 at Molineux in front of a crowd of 30,997 fans, the game finished in a Wolves win 2-0.

MOST RECENT MEETINGS

  • The most recent game that Wolves played against Bournemouth in the premier league was at Molineux on the 18th February 2023 and Bournemouth won the game 1-0.

  • The latest meeting in the FA Cup was in the 4th Round on the 26th January 1957 at Molineux and Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic won the game 1-0.
  • The latest meeting in the League Cup was 22nd September 1998 and this was the 2nd Round 2nd Leg at Molineux in front of a crowd of 15,431 fans and the game finished 2-1 to Bournemouth after the 1st Leg ended 1-1 so Wolves exited the competition 3-2 on aggregate.

BIGGEST WIN

  • The Biggest win in the Premier League was on the 15th December 2018 at Molineux in front of a crowd of 30,997 fans and game finished in a Wolves win 2-0.
  • The Biggest win in Division 2 was on the the 30th December 1989 at Molineux in front of a crowd of 15,421 fans and game finished in a Wolves win 3-1.

BIGGEST DEFEAT

  • The Biggest defeat in the Division 3 was on 12th April 1986 at Molineux in front of a crowd of 3,382 fans and Bournemouth won the game 3-0
  • The Biggest defeat in the league cup has already been mentioned as the recent meeting between the 2 sides.
  • The Biggest defeat in the Premier League was on the 18th February 2023 at Molineux in front of a crowd of 31,222 fans and Bournemouth won the game 1-0.

MATCH OF THE DAY

The game nearest to the date of this upcoming game was the 22nd September 1998 the game finished 2-1 to Bournemouth. The teams have never played in the month of October so this will be the first time.

DO YOU REMEMBER?

WOLVES NEWS - HISTORY WOLVES V BOURNEMOUTH

Bournemouth 1 Wolves 2 23rd November 2019 in the Premier League at Vitality Stadium.

It took 21 minutes for Wolves to open the scoring after a flurry of chances by Wolves it was a moment of quality when Jota went on a run towards the goal, and it was ended by Francis who fouled the player and up step Moutinho who whipped in a free kick into the top corner to make it 1-0 to Wolves.

Then Moutinho got involved again with another play on the 31st Minute when he fed Traore with a clever free kick who then fed Jimenez to make it 2-0 to Wolves and Jimenez got his 6th Goal in 7 Games.

Then near the end of the 1st half of the game it got worse for Bournemouth they were reduced down to 10 men when Francis the Bournemouth captain pulled back Jota for a 2nd yellow card after referee consulted VAR to check he did the right decision.

Half Time Bournemouth 0 Wolves 2

Bournemouth made changes for the second half, and it made a difference when a set piece movement and corner from Fraser got the ball to Cook to glance home to make 1-2 to Wolves.

There were chances for both sides as the ball was going backwards and forwards in both boxes and even some chances near the end of the game from Bournemouth when Ake was denied by Patricio who had thought he had scored and Danjuma cleared the crossbar and Wolves held on for the points to win the game.

Full Time Bournemouth 1 Wolves 2

Bournemouth Team: Ramsdale, Smith, Francis, Ake, S Cook, Rico, L Cook, Billing, Fraser, H Wilson, C Wilson. Substitutes: Boruc, Mepham, Stacey, Solanke, Gosling, Lerma, Groeneveld.

Wolves Team: Patricio, Doherty, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Traore, Jota, Jimenez. Substitutes: Ruddy, Vallejo, Kilman, Perry, Neto, Cutrone, Vinagre.

A LITTLE MORE HISTORY

Bournemouth 1 Wolves 1 23rd February 2019 in the Premier League at Vitality Stadium

This was a game that had everything happen to it with the sprinklers going off in stoppage time of the first half, 10 bookings made by the referee and three penalties given where two were scored and one that was missed.

The first penalty was given in the 14th minute when Josh King went down in the down after a foul by Joao Moutinho which looked like minimal contact and then King stepped up and scored from the spot to make it 1-0 to Bournemouth.

The half was coming near to the end and in stoppage time the sprinklers came on to stop the game.

Half Time Bournemouth 1 Wolves 0

The second penalty of the game came in the 83rd minute when Adam Smith was penalised for a challenge on Raul Jimenez and then from the spot Raul Jimenez made no mistake from the spot to make it Bournemouth 1 Wolves 1.

Two minutes later Bournemouth got themselves another penalty when Ivan Cavaleiro’s challenge on Ryan Fraser but when you look at replays of the incident it showed it was outside the area. Up stepped Josh King went for power and hit the post.

Full Time Bournemouth 1 Wolves 1

Bournemouth Team: Boruc, Ake, Clyne, Mepham, Smith, Gosling, Fraser, Lerma, Ibe, King, Solanke. Substitutes: Begovic, Rico, Simpson, Daniels, Surnam, Mousset, Surridge.

Wolves Team: Patricio, Bennett, Boly, Doherty, Coady, Dendoncker, Jonny, Moutinho, Neves, Jota, Jimenez. Substitutes: Ruddy, Vinagre, Saiss, Gibbs-White, Costa, Traore, Cavaleiro.

head to head stats

WOLVES NEWS - HISTORY WOLVES V BOURNEMOUTH

Premier League Stats

There have been 6 meetings between the two sides.

Wolves have won 3 times wited 2 home wins and 1 away win.

Bournemouth haven’t registered a home win and 1 away win.

There has been 2 draws between the sides.

Wolves have scored 6 goals and Bournemouth have scored 3.

Overall Head-to-Head

There have been 17 meetings between the two sides.

Wolves have won 6 times.

Bournemouth have won 7 times.

There have been 4 draws.

Last 6 Matches

15th December 2018 Wolves 2 Bournemouth 0 at Molineux

23rd February 2019 Bournemouth 1 Wolves 1 at Vitality Stadium

23rd November 2019 Bournemouth 1 Wolves 2 at Vitality Stadium

24th June 2020 Wolves 1 Bournemouth 0 at Molineux

31st August 2022 Bournemouth 0 Wolves 0 at Vitality Stadium

18th February 2023 Wolves 0 Bournemouth 1 at Molineux

PLAYING FOR BOTH TEAMS

Andrew Surman

Surman started his career playing for Southampton in 2004-2009 where he made 133 appearances scoring 15 goals.  He made two loan spells during his time at Southampton including a loan move to Walsall where he made 14 appearances and scored 2 goals and he made a loan move to Bournemouth playing 24 games and scoring 6 goals. In 2009 he was sold by Southampton to Wolves for £1.2m on a 3 year deal, he expressed sadness of leaving the club at the time and he struggled to hold down a first team place and only made 9 appearances. He then later went on to leave Wolves and sign for Norwich and stayed there for 4 years from 2010-2014 but had a one year loan spell in 2013 back at Bournemouth where he made 35 Appearances.  In September 2014 he completed  a permanent move back to Bournemouth where he stayed for 6 years until 2020 making 149 appearances and scoring 5 goals.

Benik Afobe

Benik started his career at Arsenal but he never made the first team, he went on to play for Huddersfield, Reading, Bolton Wanderers, Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday, MK Dons on loan before joining Wolves for the 2015-2016 season. Benik made 46 appearances for Wolves and scored 22 goals before being sold to Bournemouth for £10m.  His spell at Bournemouth ran 2016-2018 with him making 63 appearances and scoring 10 goals.  Afobe then returned to Wolves on loan in 2018 where he made a further 16 appearances and scored 6 goals. Afobe was then signed permanently at Wolves but stayed only 12 days before  joining Stoke on loan. Afobe currently plays for Hatta Club in Dubai.

Darren Anderton

Started his career at Portsmouth in 1990-1992 and then went on to play for Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City before joining Wolves in 2005-2006, he ended his career at Bournemouth from 2006-2008. He made 24 appearances for Wolves and scored 1 goal and for Bournemouth made 66 appearances and scored 12 goals.

vince bartram

Started his career in the youth team 1985-1986 and played for first team 1986-1991 made 5 appearances and played for Bournemouth 1991-1994 made 132 appearances.

Nathan byrne

Played for Bournemouth 2011-2012 in a loan spell from Tottenham Hotspur made 9 appearances and played for Wolves 2015-2016 made 24 appearances and scored 2 goals.

Steve claridge

Played for Bournemouth 1984-1985 made 7 appearances and scored 1 goal and played for Wolves 1998 made 5 appearances.

fred davies

Played for Wolves 1961-1968 made 156 appearances and played for Bournemouth 1970-1974 made 134 appearances.

Scott golbOurnE

Played for Bournemouth 2007-2008 in a loan spell from Reading made 5 appearances and played for Wolves 2013-2016 made 87 appearances and scored 1 goal.

neil masters

Played for Bournemouth 1990-1993 made 50 appearances and scored 6 goals and played for Wolves 1993-1997 made 18 appearances and scored 1 goal.

JJ MELLIGAN

Played for Wolves 2000-2004 made 2 appearances and played for Bournemouth in a loan spell from Wolves 2001-2002 made 8; appearances.

GEORGE NDAH

Played for Bournemouth in a loan spell from Crystal Palace 1995 made 13 appearances and scored 2 goals and played for Wolves 1999-2006 made 87 appearances and scored 15 goals.

JACK ROWLEY

Started his career at Wolves 1935-1937 didn’t make any first team appearances and played for Bournemouth 1937 made 22 appearances and scored 12 goals.

SAM VOKES

Played for Bournemouth 2006-2008 made 54 appearances and scored 16 goals and played for Wolves 2008-2012 made 47 appearances and scored 6 goals.

OTHERS WHO PLAYED FOR BOTH TEAMS

Wally Akers, George Bellis, Jack Bradford, Cameron Buchanan, Roy Burns, George Farrow, Adam Federici, Joe Harvey, John Kirkham, George Lax, Scott Malone, Andy Marshall, George Marshall, Jack McDonald, George Mordue, Graham Newton, Andy Petterson, Billy Rafferty, Bob Redfern, John Rudge, Brian Siddall, Leonard Smart, George Smith, Richard Twiss, Ernie Whittaker, Dai Woodward.

bill mcgarry - manager

Managed Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic as a player manager from 1961-1963 and also Managed Wolves 1968-1976.

Gary O’Neil - manager

 Managed Bournemouth 2022-2023 Managed Bournemouth for 37 games and is the current Wolves manager since August 2023 and to this date has managed 11 games.

KARL WHITEHOUSE, Always Wolves Fan TV

ARTICLE BY KARL WHITEHOUSE

I have been a Wolves fan for over 30 years.

I have supported them both home and away games in the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and now like looking into wolves games the stats behind the games they play in the premier league and also look other stats if asked by someone else in the podcast. I have also done the 92 football league grounds and shortly be doing a ebook about peoples favourite match they went to along with a match report and if possible stats from game

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