Friday, 25 April 2014

The Cherries could be playing just for a top 10 finish

With Brighton playing Yeovil at home tonight and already sitting three points ahead of the Cherries and with a goal difference of +12 you can see that the Cherries may have already lost the chance to gain a play-off spot. While it would be great if Brighton slip up I am not that confident that Yeovil can do enough to save their skins and cause an upset at the Amex. That means that Nottingham Forest will come to Dean Court still full of optimism for the last play-off spot and the Cherries could just be looking to finish as high as they can.

I hope it does not play on the players minds too much if it is over for them before they have even kicked a ball on Saturday. While it is a very big long shot now of reaching that sixth spot it would make Saturday's game far more exciting if both teams know that a win would possibly give then a chance still of making the play-offs. Even then though there are many teams in better positions that Forest and Bournemouth, but we can blame SKY TV for the Friday kick off and taking some excitement away from what should still be a great game between AFCB and Forest.
Here's hoping that the Cherries are playing for more than
 just having to stop Nottingham Forest reaching the play-offs.
Of course it will be the game where all the end of season awards are handed out and there will be a fair few smiles and applause for the team's efforts since last August. It is quite amazing how the time has slipped passed. Now we have a team that has almost completed its first season back in the Championship and the object now must be to try and build on such a magnificent campaign. That will only be achieved by keeping as much of the first team squad together as is possible and by adding a couple of more quality players over the summer. While we enjoy the World Cup I am sure that preparations will be in full swing to ensure that the Cherries are well equipped for next season.

Perhaps then AFCB will be in an even better position in the table with two games to go than they are now. Not for the first time this season I am asking Yeovil Town to do the Cherries a favour. UTCIAD!

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