Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Bring on the Premier League!

The Cherries have played sparkling football all season and the crowd that was assembled at The Valley last Saturday knew that they had seen the kind of performance from a team worthy of making an impression in the Premier League. Charlton did make one mistake in the game that clearly led to the second AFCB goal but in general the Addicks did not play that badly, they were just unable to stop the fluent style of this Cherries side that were carving their way through the Addicks in the first half and cruised towards the title in the second half.

The teams that AFCB will need to beat in the Premier League will be the smaller clubs but those smaller clubs are all much larger than the Cherries in terms of history, budgets and fan base. Eddie Howe was measured in his response about the challenge that he and his staff face in supplementing the side and preparing for the hardest season in the club's history. He didn't want to think about it and quite rightly so. There is plenty of time to get to work on the Premier League even though that is down to just 94 days away already, but Saturday was a day to enjoy the result and the title and AFCB know how to party.

Talking of parties, a few of my AFCB friends were lucky enough to go to the Awards Evening last Sunday and a good time was had by all. There were some extra awards given out on the night that you might not have heard about so I am going to list them here for you:

Goal of the season - Yann Kermorgant's overhead kick against Ipswich at Dean Court
Players Player of the season - Andrew Surman
PFA Awards Team of the Year Awards - Matt Ritchie and Simon Francis
Community Player of the Season - Marc Pugh
Development Squad Player of the Season - Harry Cornick
Youth team Player of the season - Joe Quigley
Unsung Hero - Neil Vacher AFCB club secretary and historian

Damien Hill kindly took a few photos of the night

The Championship Run-In discusses whether the Bees can join AFCB and Watford in the Premier League.

All Departments has released a special Champions podcast. You can listen to it by visiting the All Departments' website or by scrolling down the panel on Cherry Chimes to the All Departments' soundbar. 

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