Before the Cherries can ring in £144,000 in TV money, there is a small matter of beating Burton Albion first before the right has been earned to host the former European Champions in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.
To get there though, Burton Albion stand in the Cherries way, which will net some £67,000 first, plus the inducement of the £144,000 in TV money having been selected.
Manager Eddie Howe was quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "We prepare for every game to give the best performance we can and to win, regardless of who we are playing. We prepared for Saturday’s tie the same way as we would have for a league game. I was planning to rotate the squad but with players who won promotion from League One last season. I have been tweaking things throughout the season, using different players for different games, so I am sure it will be no different for Burton. The end result is that we desperately want to win for all sorts of reasons. We want to progress in the cup and there is a financial reward at the end of it. I don’t think you can ever prepare for a game thinking about money. It is never about that for coaches or players. You want to take pride in your preparation and performance and they are the key things we look at. We will be doing everything we can to win for the good of the club and for the supporters".
Who ever hosts the match, the game has been switched to a 1245 kick off on the Saturday lunchtime.