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Artur Boruc | Goalkeeper | #31

Team: Bournemouth
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/20/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 192

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In an unconfirmed report contained in the Bournemouth Echo, there is speculation that Artur Boruc could be out of action until January earliest.
Boruc is in his native Poland seeing a specialist about his knee and word from Poland is that he may need to have it operated on. The Cherries have had more than their share of injuries to key players and now face a crisis at the keeper position as Adam Federici had to leave the draw with Everton last weekend with an ankle issue. Bournemouth will hope to at least have Federici back and not turn to the inexperienced Ryan Allsop, who replaced him last weekend, but if Federici is not fit, they would be eligible to seek another keeper on an emergency loan spell. Wed, Dec 2, 2015 11:01:00 AM

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Artur Boruc was back between the sticks for AFC Bournemouth today, but had a nightmare performance as he was easily the culprit for two of goals conceded in a 1-5 loss to Tottenham.

Things started out perfectly for the Cherries. In the first minute, Charlie Daniels sent a cross from the left to find Matt Ritchie unmarked at the back post and the wide man connected from a tough angle to grab the initial advantage. The wheels then came off. After coughing up five goals to Manchester City last week, they did so again as Tottenham were finding it very easy to score goals, notching three by the half hour mark. Boruc fouled Harry Kane to set up a converted penalty chance, then later spilled an easy ball to gift a goal to Erik Lamela. Ritchie has reason to be of fantasy value going forward, but at the moment, AFC Bournemouth are a fantasy black hole.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Eddie Howe reports that Artur Boruc remains a doubt for AFC Bournemouth when they host Tottenham on Sunday.

Howe went on to indicate that the shot-stopper's thigh injury is not bad as initially feared, which would indicate that there is a strong chance he will be fit for Week 11 if not by Sunday. Adam Federici, who looked like a kid lost in a shopping mall last week against Manchester City, will look to improve on his first start of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 11:03:00 AM

Artur Boruc will be assessed after 35-year-old was replaced moments before kick-off at The Etihad on Saturday. The goalkeeper had complained of a muscular problem during the warm-up and Eddie Howe took the decision not to risk his Polish stopper.

Boruc – an ever present this season – felt discomfort in his thigh handing Adam Federici his first league start since signing from Reading. Lee Tomlin was promoted to the bench. However, the Aussie international didn't get off to the best of starts as a clinical City side showed no mercy. After Sterling had opened the scoring on seven minutes, Federici then spilled a cross allowing Bony to tap-in for his first PL goal of the campaign. With Aguero, Silva and Kolarov all missing through injury, many were expecting a closely fought contest but Kevin de Bruyne and in particular, Raheem Sterling were inspired helping City to maintain their slender lead at the top of the league in a [5-1] drubbing.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Former Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici was inspired on Saturday as AFC Bournemouth stepped up there preparation for the new Premier League campaign with a hard fought draw against Ligue 1 side Nantes at the Stade de la Beaujoire in France.

Indeed the Cherries’ can feel a little aggrieved to leave with a share of spoils having missed an 87th minute penalty – Matt Ritchie blazed over from 12 yards – although on reflection a draw was a fair result. An established Championship stopper Federici penned a 3 year deal this summer becoming the second goalkeeper signed by Eddie Howe following the permanent capture of Southampton loanee Artur Boruc and it was the absence of the Polish number one – due to a shoulder problem - which afforded Federici his first 90 minutes in a Bournemouth shirt. Although his injury not thought to be serious Boruc is still not training which could open the door for Federici with only 12 days until kick-off.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 06:39:00 AM

Bournemouth have signed Artur Boruc to a one-year deal after he was released by Southampton.

Boruc spend last season on loan at Bournemouth and helped them to the Championship title and he was later released by Southampton, who have preferred others in goal ahead of him. Boruc was solid last season and has Premier League experience, where he has been streaky and sometimes prone to error. If Bournemouth's defense is solid next season, Boruc can be a good streamer in fantasy games.
Source: BBC
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 05:54:00 AM

Artur Boruc has made last season's loan deal with the Cherries permanent after helping them win promotion to the Premier League.

Boruc, whose Southampton contract expired at the end of the season, was available to Bournemouth on a free and both the player and club elected to extend their relationship. The keeper came to the club as an emergency loan in September of last season and ended up staying for the entire promotion campaign. He picked up 18 clean sheets as the Cherries won the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League.
Tue, May 26, 2015 11:22:00 AM

Southampton have continued to rebuild their squad with the purchase of England international Fraser Forster from Celtic.

Their work isn't entirely done yet with center back still a big need but Southampton have continued to rebuild their depleted squad today with the acquisition of highly rated Celtic and England keeper Fraser Forster. Rumors have incumbent #1 Artur Boruc headed out the door as Forster enters. Assuming Boruc leaves it will mean they have lost Boruc, Shaw, Lovern, Chambers, Lallana and Lambert - more than half of last season's starting eleven. Coming in so far are Forster, Ryan Bertrand, Dusan Tadic Saphir Tadir, and Graziano Pelle. A solid center back could make that pretty close to a wash with a number of young players also maturing.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Southampton are looking to finalize a deal for England goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Forster is reportedly on top of Southampton's list and he would provide an upgrade over Artur Boruc. Boruc was Southampton's number one goalkeeper last year and despite playing well for the majority of the season, he has proved to be a mistake-prone performer. Boruc has trouble earning the job two years ago and has historically been average. Forster would be a big step in Southampton's attempt to not be relegated.
Source: DailyEcho
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Southampton are ready to make an improved bid for Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster as a replacement for Artur Boruc.

Artur Boruc had Southampton's starting job locked down when healthy last season but has been an average goalkeeper prone to mistakes. New Saints manager Ronald Koeman wants to improve the position by signing Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster. Forster has been extremely impressive for Celtic and even had a 13 match, 1256 minute streak without conceding a goal. The keeper is highly valued by his club and is expected to cost at least £10m, a price Southampton can afford after selling many of their prized players this summer. It's unknown if Boruc will play as a backup or leave the club if Southampton can sign Forster.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 04:24:00 PM

Artur Boruc has recovered from a back injury and is expected to start against Aston Villa this weekend.

Boruc missed the last two games due to a back problem but is once again fit. Even considering the fact that Aston Villa are horrible at home, Boruc is not the best of options this week as there are similarly prized goalkeepers who play weaker oppositions at home. Joe Hart and Hugo Lloris are to be considered before Boruc.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 04:32:00 PM

Artur Boruc will be assessed before Southampton faces Cardiff City on Saturday.

Boruc missed Southampton's last match due to a back problem but is likely going to return on Saturday. He has a fantastic matchup against Cardiff, who have struggled mightily on the road. Since Boruc is a slight doubt for the match, it would be wise to also own his replacement, Paulo Gazzaniga, who only costs £ 1M. Gaston Ramirez will also be assessed before the match due to an ankle problem.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Artur Boruc was instrumental in Southampton's clean sheet over the weekend and is a good fantasy pick for the upcoming weeks.

Boruc returned from injury and kept a clean sheet in his first game back. Southampton's defense is healthy again and they have a relatively easy schedule in the coming weeks with the exception of facing Arsenal in late January. His price at the moment is a relatively low so there isn't much keeping me away from him.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Artur Boruc has returned from his hand injury and is in the starting lineup for Southampton's match against West Brom.

Southampton are getting healthier and the schedule is getting easier, both of which should help Boruc in fantasy. He is a good pick in the coming weeks.
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Artur Boruc's status for the game against West Brom is still uncertain and the decision will likely be made right before the game tomorrow.

Boruc is viewed as a 50/50 chance to play against West Brom and that leaves managers who gambled on Kelvin Davis in a very tough situation. Considering Davis costs the minimum price, you can also elect to go with Boruc and keep Davis on the bench, making sure you will get the points from whoever plays.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 05:41:00 PM