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Connections: Newcastle United v AFC Bournemouth - We look at three to play for both

Posted: Fri 04 Mar 2016
Author: afcb.co.uk

AFC Bournemouth travel to Newcastle United this weekend and ahead of the game, we look at three to have played for both the Cherries and the Magpies.

The trio includes one of the current squad, a former Barclays Premier League frontman and a 1993 Division One winner.

GAVIN PEACOCK
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The last permanent transfer between Bournemouth and Newcastle was a November 1990 swap deal which saw Gavin Peacock join the Cherries and Wayne Fereday go the other way.

In 1989 Peacock joined Bournemouth for £210,000, which remained the Cherries’ record transfer fee until Matt Tubbs joined in 2012. Peacock wanted to leave the Cherries after they were relegated in their first season and Harry Redknapp reluctantly sold him to Newcastle United, where he helped the Magpies to the Division One title in 1993.

He left them for Chelsea in 1994 and is now a Christian minister in Calvery.

LEON BEST
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Best was loaned out regularly during his early career on the books at Southampton and one of those spells came with the Cherries in 2006.

He was one of Sean O’Driscoll’s last signings and he notched three in 15 league appearances for the club.

After a decent spell with Coventry City, Best moved to the Barclays Premier League with Newcastle for £1.5m in 2010. The striker made 42 league appearances and scored ten league goals before injuries eventually halted his progress and he joined Blackburn Rovers.

Best is still playing in the Championship, having signed for Rotherham back in November.

DAN GOSLING
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After coming through at Plymouth Argyle and Everton, Gosling moved to United in 2010, but he made just one appearance in his first season due to a knee problem which eventually required surgery. From then on in the form of Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote restricted Gosling's first-team action, and he was released in May 2014.

The Cherries were quick to swoop for the talented midfielder though, securing him on a three-year deal.
Pre-match talk
The latest from Eddie Howe on the trip to Newcastle and the injury news ahead of the game is on afcb.co.uk now. Click here to see Howe's preview and click here to see who is a doubt for the game.