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Friday night for West Brom opener


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AFC Bournemouth will kick-off the season in front of the TV cameras with the side's opening game against West Bromwich Albion now to take place on Friday 6th August.

The match will open the Championship season with a 7.45pm at Vitality Stadium.

Both opponents on the evening will have new men leading their sides, Scott Parker announced as the Cherries' new head coach this week, not long after the Baggies had unveiled Valerien Ismael.

To see all of the Cherries' fixtures for the upcoming campaign, click here.

Earlier this week it was also announced the the club's competitive season will get under way on Saturday July 31st, with the home Carabao Cup tie with MK Dons brought forwards to the earlier date.

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