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Connections: Ahead of our game against Norwich City, we look at three to play for both

Posted: Fri 15 Jan 2016
Author: afcb.co.uk

Ahead of our clash against Norwich City this weekend, we look at three players who have played for both sides the Canaries and AFC Bournemouth.

Our trio features a member of the current squad, a Championship goalkeeper and a club legend.

ANDREW SURMAN

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Along with Lewis Grabban, Surman is a member of the current squad looking to get three points against his former employers.

Surman joined the Canaries following a brief spell at Wolves.

The midfielder helped the club get promoted back to the Premier League after a six-year absence in 2011, before joining the Cherries initially on loan in 2013.

The 29-year old has had a massive impact for Eddie Howe's men since and after joining permanently, won the Players' Player of the Year award last season.


LEE CAMP

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Goalkeeper Camp had two spells with both the Canaries and the Cherries, his first in East Anglia was on loan in 2006, before joining permanently seven years later.

In those two spells, the current Rotherham United stopper made a total of six appearances. He joined West Bromwich Albion after his permanent spell at Carrow Road, before moving to the Cherries on loan in 2013.

That initial spell prompted the club to sign him permanently for a second stint in January 2014. 

TED MACDOUGALL

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A prolific goalscorer, MacDougall had the two best goalscoring spells of his career with the Cherries and Canaries.

He signed for AFC Bournemouth in 1969 and was an instant success, notching an amazing 72 goals in his first two seasons.

The following year, he scored 49 goals in all competitions, including setting an FA Cup record – scoring nine times in just one game in an 11-0 win over Margate, which remains an individual scoring record for the competition. MacDougall said after the game: "I was disappointed I didn't score 11!"

The Cherries’ prized asset was then clutched away by Manchester United, then after a move to West Ham he restored his form at Carrow Road, scoring 51 times in 112 appearances. 

A second spell with AFC Bournemouth then came between 1978 and 1980 and the striker had the redeveloped south stand at Vitality Stadium named after them.