IT’s quite an achievement for a club of Bournemouth’s size, but on Monday evening after they had disposed of Bolton Wanderers 3-0, the Cherries effectively sealed their spot in next season’s Premier League.
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The south-coast club are now sat in second place, and though they only have a three point lead over Middlesbrough in third with one game remaining, they have a 19-goal cushion that will prove virtually impossible to overcome.
Having been hanging on by the skin of their teeth at the foot of League Two in 2009, Eddie Howe’s transformation into a club heading up to the richest league in the world is a definite feel good story – something that chairman Jeff Mostyn realised at the final whistle.
Bursting into the changing room after the game, he ran over to his players to congratulate them before telling the cameras: “I love these f*****g boys”.
Surely scenes like this are what football is all about, and it is difficult to begrudge the club this new found success.