Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Wimbledon upset the natural order - now it's the Cherries' turn

You may say that Vinnie Jones and Dennis Wise had a different way of going about upsetting the top teams in the land but the Crazy Gang managed to do it with great team belief in the underbelly and not just their hard man image on the pitch. Those days of the big man like John Fashanu leading the line are poles apart from the agile movement and integrated play of the Cherries tricky forwards but with the comradeship that has steered AFCB to the Premier League the seasiders might just be here to stay.

It has been a long time since Wimbledon ruffled more than a few feathers of the then League One in the late 1980s and yet they set the standard in what the smaller clubs could achieve when upsetting the odds with small capacity grounds. Their achievements in the were followed by Charlton's brave defiance in the Premier League and now there just may be another club that is about to turn the traditional order on its head. 
AFCB may play a different game to that of how AFC Wimbledon
used to play but it might be an equally successful
way to win games in the top division.
The opening game of the season will be a guide to how real such potential is for Eddie Howe's side to staple it's name in the top half of the league, but the matches against the heavyweights of Liverpool, Man City and Spurs in the first three months of the season could be the making of a new giant killer that has ambitions to replace the 'plucky seasiders' tag with a south coast swagger of wins that have the pundits scratching their heads and picking over Eddie Howe's tactics boards to try and make some sense of it all. That is what AFCB fans hope for and if the Cherries do follow in the footsteps of giant killers of the past there is no shame in that. 

Premier Talk focuses on what went on tonight at AFC Bournemouth - BBC 5 Live get chatty at Dean Court 

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