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C-Day as Howe on verge of ‘legend’ status

Posted in Bournemouth Blog with tags , , , , , , on April 23, 2010 by hoare89

Bournemouth vs Burton....will it end in promotion?

By Joshua Hoare – Talking numbers’

TOMORROW will mark Eddie Howe’s seventy-second game in charge of the Cherries, and after eighteen months in charge, Howe’s men are just three points and potentially ninety minutes away from promotion to League One. It will be their first ever visit to the Pirelli stadium to take on Burton Albion.

Few would have predicted the cherries to be in this prominent position come the end of the season and with just three games to go, Howe will want to ensure his side remain focussed ahead of what is a massive game.

The fans will be in full force tomorrow and with over 1,500 due to make the trip up to Staffordshire, its sure to be one almighty atmosphere. This is what football is about, the fairytale stories from despair to jubilation. For whoever you support this blog can relate to how you feel about YOUR side’s season, from overachiever to underachievers or even mid-table mediorcisty….you decide and please comment on what you love about football?

Have a cracking weekend and good luck to whoever you support 😉


Mitchell’s promotion party goes up in smoke

Posted in Bournemouth Blog with tags , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by hoare89

By Joshua Hoare

THIS Saturday was suppose to be the silver lining for AFC Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell, with the Cherries potential promotion at Burton Albion. However the man who has saved the reds from the brink of adminstration and even liquidation won’t be able to attend the match as he is currently stranded in Dubai, due to the volcanic ash chaos!

Stuck in the sun: Chairman Eddie Mitchell will miss Burton clash

Now as a Bournemouth fan, I know pretty well that success dosen’t come round often so such an occasion to witness our promotion to League One, is simply not one to miss, For poor Eddie it is a bitter sweet end to a topsy turvy season on and off the field from financial obscurity to transfer embargos.

If Eddie Howe’s men do gain promotion at Burton, it will end the cherries two year stint in League Two and offer the club a welcomed financial boost. Mitchell’s absence has left him feeling pretty annoyed, yet he says being stuck in the Middle East could have been a lot worse; “I am overlooking the Gulf, the sun is out and it’s 35 degrees here. It’s certainly not too much of a hardship! “We are in a lovely place. But I am missing my work, the club’s work and I would rather be back.” – Quotes courtesy of Bournemouth Echo.

The Cherries head to Burton sitting pretty in the table in 3rd place, eight points clear of fourth place Rotherham and a win will put them up, I personally hope they don’t win (mad I know) as I am going down to watch Bournemouth vs Port Vale on May 1st and would love to see them go up on that day, (Although It might have something to do with a certain bet with my housemate, who happens to support Vale!)

Over 1,500 tickets have been sold for the Burton clash and now Howe’s red and white army will seek to ensure they maintain their strong finish to the season.

Match Prediction: Burton 1-2 Cherries, Pitman to score first (30/1 with Bet365)

Get on it!

Have a great week 🙂