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Positive week ends on a high

Posted in Bournemouth Blog with tags , , , , , , on March 29, 2010 by hoare89

by Joshua Hoare

WELL what a difference a week makes in football, after a laughable 3-2 defeat to Grimsby last weekend, The Cherries’ got their promotion hopes back on track on Saturday with a 2-0 home win over Accrington Stanley. But, news earlier in the week that a £370,000 unpaid tax bill had been covered meant Bournemouth had managed to live another day.

What a terrific job Eddie Mitchell (Chairman) has done since he took over the club, in difficult circumstances he has ensured the Cherries can maintain their promotion push, without the threat of going into administration, not that the football league wont find any other excuse to dock us points!

Who would want to own a football club in the current economic climate? With such poor attendances in the lower leagues, only a decent cup run can ever recover a small percentage of the cash that owner’s plough into the ninety-two professional football clubs across England.

If anything thursday’s financial security has now opened the door for Eddie Howe to pick up a few loan signings, as a transfer embargo has now been lifted from our ‘friends’ at the football league. But one area he won’t need to look to bolster is upfront, where Brett Pittman grabbed his 21st goal of the season on Saturday. His goals this season have been priceless, and its little surprise a number of Championship clubs have been looking at him.

Brett Pittman: On fire with 21 goals this season

Brett Pittman is another fine example of the Cherries excellent youth setup. I don’t think he will leave in the summer, partly because I believe his love for the club will keep him south, however Sam Vokes was in a similar situation to Pittman, and he’s now strutting his skills with the very best in the Premiership at Wolves, so never say never.

It’s fair to say that at least confidence and momentum is now firmly back, but with a testing easter holiday weekend in store, which will see us at home to Bradford next Saturday 3/4 and than away to league leaders Rochdale on the Monday two days later, Eddie Howe will soon find out whether his paper thin squad can last the distance.

Eight games to go? Where has the season gone? League One football feels so close yet so far….Come on Eddie and the lads, we’ve suffered enough, its time to put the Cherries back in the third tier of English football, where we have always belonged.

Keep reading this week for another ALL TIME CHERRIES ‘LEGEND’ FEATURING TED MACDOUGALL (right)

Have a bearable week 😉