Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Howe: It has been a long road

Howe: It has been a long road

AFC Bournemouth officially completed the job of playing catch-up on Tuesday night with a 2-1 away victory against Crewe.

Four months to the day of when it was announced that Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall were officially returning to Dean Court, two goals from Brett Pitman, Eddie Howe's first signing since returning to the south coast, sealed the victory and the three points which puts AFC Bournemouth top of League One table with 14 games remaining.

It's a remarkable transformation, in just 21 league games, the Cherries have climbed from the relegation places (21st), to top, closing and surpassing a 19 point gap that Tranmere Rovers had managed to build during the first 11 games of the season.

During those 21 games the Cherries have won 15, drawn 5 and lost just once (Points Per Game = 2.38). Scoring 45 and conceding 19.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

'...It is nice and I like to see it.

"It has been a long road and the lads have won a lot of games to get to where we are. It hasn`t been easy by any means and they deserve all the credit.

"I don`t want to bring things down a peg or two but now we don`t want to get caught. That is the challenge because there is still a long way to go and a lot of points to fight for. We want to make sure nobody overtakes us."


AFCB Vital Travel Coaches

AFCB Vital are sponsoring the Travel Coaches this season.

The sponsorship guarantees that a supporter coach will travel to every league and cup game this season. For prices, departure times and how to book - click here.



It's easy to join AFCB Vital

With Vital Bournemouth you can win prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums, click the link to register.

Join The Vital Debate




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:DJ
Date:Wednesday February 13 2013
Time: 7:51AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Late King winner sends Sunderland down

The Cherries won 1-0 at Sunderland this afternoon with an 88th minute Joshua King goal.

Stats: Sunderland v AFC Bournemouth

All the stats from Sunderland (0) vs (1) AFC Bournemouth, Stadium Of Light, Saturday 29th April 2017 Att: 38,394

Eddie Howe on betting, and Ake/Begovic speculation

Eddie Howe spoke about football betting and gambling among footballers in general, when asked about the subject in the wake of Joey Barton`s ban.

Officials - Sunderland v Bournemouth (29/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Sunderland and Bournemouth this Saturday.

Archived AFCB Vital Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

DJ
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Best summer signing of 2016
Suggested By:
Nathan Ake (loan)32%
Brad Smith2%
Lewis Cook6%
Marc Wilson2%
Emerson Hyndman2%
Lys Mousset5%
Jordon Ibe5%
Jack Wilshere (loan)46%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 33 22 8 3 74 47
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 33 19 8 6 65 28
5 Man Utd 33 17 13 3 64 26
6 Arsenal 32 18 6 8 60 24
7 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
8 WBA 34 12 8 14 44 -4
9 Southampton 33 11 8 14 41 -5
10 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -13
11 Leicester City 34 11 7 16 40 -12
12 Stoke 35 10 10 15 40 -13
13 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
14 Burnley 35 11 6 18 39 -14
15 West Ham 35 10 9 16 39 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 11 5 19 38 -10
17 Hull City 35 9 7 19 34 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 34 5 12 17 27 -19
R Sunderland 34 5 6 23 21 -34
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

May 6 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.billythekid330
2.The Alchemist216
3.SlowDownDerek213
4.Garbo209
5.AlGard156
6.red_house135
7.kirsikka130
8.AFCBade123
9.northstandmark122
10.Grumpy G115
The Vital Football Members League