Saturday, 23 May 2015

Is this the start of more silverware for the Cherries?

They say success breeds success and AFCB have been on a bit of a roll for the last seven years. Much of that good fortune has been hard earned and it has perhaps not been so much as a fluke as some of us would like to think. Planning success is what everyone of the 92 football league and even the non-league clubs set out to do every year and yet only a few succeed in achieving their ambitions. Now that AFCB has a winning mentality, can it really take them on to further glories?
There was some wild celebrating at the end of last season.
If we look at the recent cup achievements of the side then reaching the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup and the fourth round of the FA Cup last season are something to build on. The situation will be different in the cups now that AFCB have become a Premier league scalp for the football league's 72, but with a few additions to the squad and with Eddie Howe looking to make his way up the manager's distinction tables, there is every reason to believe that the Cherries could get a lot closer to Wembley in the years to come.

While the club is not in Europe and will have to find its feet in the Premier League, if the team can get a good start it can build confidence and will have the advantage of not having to play as many games as teams in the Championship and those at the top of the Premier League that are playing in the Europa and Champions League. So in the club's current position it could be said that this could well be the best season for the Cherries coming up to add to its recent silverware. 

Playing against the likes of Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea will be a massive step up but when the players can get some success against such teams there will be a growing feeling among them that they can go and achieve more. Premier League survival is obviously the main task, but while AFCB are in this company there are many benefits to be had and reaching the latter stages of the cup competitions is one of those targets that I am sure Eddie Howe will be looking at in 2015-16 if things are going well.

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