Last updated : 27 June 2004 By Andy Burton
Once again, we could not have a more tricky start to a season - a trip to newly promoted Hull City and their impressive Kingston Communications Stadium (August 7). Our last visit yielded a 3-1 defeat, and I've no doubt that the newly promoted side will be full of confidence as they consolidate their place in League One (!).

Our opening home league match is 3 days later (on our new pitch) as we entertain relegated Walsall, our first home Saturday (August 14) match could not be tougher either as we entertain our friends from Bristol City (return match on Easter Saturday (26/3).

It should be interesting how many travel to the National Hockey Stadium to see one of the other relegated sides (Milton Keynes Dons) on August 21. I am aware that many are hoping to watch the game from outside the stadium!! They also provide the high profile visit on Easter Monday (28/3)!!

Will records tumble again against Wrexham (August 28)? And one would hope that the August Bank Holiday Monday game away to Luton Town (August 30) will not be affected by another late postponement!!

September will see Bournemouth travel to Hillsborough, another 2-0 win up there would be fantastic. The return match is on January 15.

The visit of Stockport County on October 9 should be interesting, if as is expected, Warren Feeney has signed for them!!

Christmas will see Bournemouth entertain Swindon Town (18/12), travel to Colchester on Boxing Day, and entertain Huddersfield Town (28/12) and Brentford (1/1). The Christmas/New Year period is completed with the trip to Doncaster Rovers on Monday, January 3rd.

The season is rounded off with the final away match being played on April 30 (away to Bradford City) and the final match of the season is (for once) at home, to Hartlepool United on May 7.

For the full list of fixtures, pleased visit the Clubs Official Web Site.