Last updated : 14 February 2004 By Andy Burton
John Bailey (Midfield) Been forced to retire from the game through injury – October 2000. This battling midfield terrier made over 150 appearances for Bournemouth. Scorer of our only goal at Wembley in the AWS Final against Grimsby Town.

Steve Cotterill (Striker) The popular striker had to retire from the game following a devestating injury to his knee in 1995. Came back to the game as the manager of Cheltenham Town, and helped them gain promotion to the Football League, and to the Second Division in 2002. Having dumped Cheltenham Town for Sunderland, Steve was dumped by the Wiersiders after a disasterous run towards the Nationwide League. Now concentrating on his TV career.

Warren Cummings (Left Back)
Signed on loan from Chelsea for a month and ended up staying for three months. Warren impressed in the games he appeared in as he managed to give the defence the balance it needed. His reputation was been further enhanced by scoring the winning goal against Peterborough United. Has now returned to Chelsea reserves. Now a permanent member of the squad.

Jamie Day (Midfield) Moved down from Arsenal at the same time as William Huck, this time for £20,000. First team opportunity rare - but is suspended so cannot play against Luton Town. Has yet to score a goal for the first team. Moved to Dover Athletic in June 2001.

Jermaine Defoe (Attack) The £1.6 million player was on loan for the large part of the 2000/01 season from West Ham. He scored on his debut against Stoke City (28 October), and scored 19 goals during his stay - instant Dean Court hero. His best goal, was a 25-yard lob over Swansea City keeper on December 16th. Jermaine also broke a post war League record by scoring in 10 consecutive League matches. Even more remarkable when you keep in mind that they were his first 10 League matches for AFC Bournemouth. Scored for England U-18 on March 1st against Spain and for England U21 against Mexico. After a quiet spell of not scoring a goal, Jermaine embarrassed Phil Whitehead after picking up a back pass to score against Reading. Recently moved to Spurs in a deal worth £12million.

Nicky Fenton (Defender) Signed on loan from Manchester City, filled in during the lack of defensive cover. Was talk of a permanent contract at Dean Court. That move was doubtful after a fee in the 6-figure bracket. Since signed for Notts County for £150,000.

Danny Holmes Has signed for Bournemouth Poppies. Summer 2001.

Matty Holmes (Midfield) Has joined Dorchester Town. Signed Summer 2001.

Eddie Howe (Defender) Joined Portsmouth just before transfer deadline day 2002. A move which was not popular with the Dean Court faithful, especially as he went for a much lower price than the fans thought possible, just £400k. His departure was seen by some as sealing our relegation to the Third Division for the first time in 22 years. Currently injured at Fratton Park.

Richard Hughes (Midfield) Ex-Exiles Club President. He scored a spectacular goal for his country against Malta in a recent U-21 Scottish International - matched with his free-kick against Nuneaton. Has been solid in midfield in recent matches, saving a certain goal off the line away at Millwall, scored a week later against Colchester United at Dean Court and claimed the equaliser against Swindon Town and the second against Bristol City with a quick free kick. Now missed 4 penalties out of the 8 he has taken this season. Now with PooroldPompey. Currently injured at Fratton Park.

Claus Jorgensen (Midfield) Exiles Player of The Season in his first year at Dean Court. Great skill at times, but also inconsistency was a feature. Is the Clubs joint leading scorer so far this season. He is also the subject to transfer speculation having been linked with both Aston Villa and S*********n. Scored a fine header to clinch victory against Millwall on January 27th and a superb free-kick against Bristol Rovers (h). AFC Bournemouth are currently trying to negotiate a new contract with Claus, but he signed for Bradford City in July 2001. Moved on from Bradford City in August 2003 to Coventry City, and is currently back at Dean Court on loan.

Justin Keeler (Midfield) Signed from Christchurch in March 2000, he has made the transition from Tesco's to Professional Football well. Limited to 4 substitute appearances so far. His loan period at Dorchester has done him good as he made a starring subs performance against Dover Athletic. Transferred to Dorchester Town. Bournemouth have first refusal when he moves from Dorchester. Played only 3 appearances in the 2000/01 season.

Scott Mean (Midfield) Very disappointing return to Dean Court from West Ham in Summer 1999. Has been released from his contract in Summer 2000 and is now reported to be playing for Crawley Town.

John O'Neill (Midfield/Attack) Intermittent starts for the first team has thwarted John's appearances at Dean Court. Scored several stunning goals for the Club before his release in Summer 2000. Helped out in midfield in October 2000 during an injury crisis at Dean Court. Now with Queen Of The South and is their leading scorer in Scottish Division Two.

Mark Ovendale (Goalie) Joined the Club from Barry Town in 1998 for £35,000. Became Division 2's top 'Keeper during 1999/2000 season in the Carling Opta Player Stats with the number of clean sheets. Now with Luton Town.

Mark Rawlinson (Midfield) Limited appearances during the season. Only involved when injuries dictated his presence. Now with Exeter City.

Steve Robinson (Midfield) Ex-Exiles Club President with his departure to Preston North End in a deal worth £375,000. Joined from Spurs during the Great Escape campaign. Always chalks up more than his fair share of goals. Departed Spring 2000. Now at Luton Town.

Joe Sheerin (Striker) Scored a spectacular goal on his home debut at Dean Court (v Oldham Athletic). Signed from Chelsea in March 2000. Joe was limited to 3 full appearances and 3 from the bench. Left Club by mutual consent – October 2000. Currently at AFC Wimbledon.

Mark Stein (Striker) The much traveled striker looks to on his way this summer with the expiry of his current contract at Dean Court. Has been leading scorer for the past two seasons. Injury has kept him out for the recent run in to last season. Left in Summer 2000. Now at Dagenham & Redbridge.

David Town (Striker) Currently at Boston United.

Christer Warren (Left Back) Has been played out of position during the most recent campaign. Joined from Southampton in 1998. Unofficially the most improved player at the Club during 1999/2000. Left in Summer 2000 to join QPR.

Jamie Vincent (Left Back) Now at Fratton Park having moved from Huddersfield Town. Deal said to be worth £750,000.