Monday, 9 May 2016

Pitch walk encapsulated a great nine months for the Cherries

I always like the end of season games. While it is sad to see the players depart for the summer there is always the famous pitch walk and this year it was a bit different to usual not because there wasn't a pitch invasion or a promotion to celebrate but because it was less ceremonial and more genuine if you like. I really felt that the players and staff were relaxed and actually enjoyed the walk around Dean Court which was well supported buy the crowd.
Benik brings his family onto the pitch.
It was worth staying just to see Jeff Mostyn kissing the badge as if he was a player and when Eddie Howe started to applaud the stands it looked like he was actually finally able to relax after what has been his hardest season yet. Even Steve Fletcher seemed to revel in the moment encouraging the North stand to sing his name and join in the fun. 

There were lots of siblings on the pitch as well which really got over the family feel of things. We may only see the players in front of us on the pitch but is the families that have to deal with picking the players up when things don't always go well. It is fitting that some of the families took part in taking some of the applause. 
Yeah, we enjoyed it as much as you Jeff.
This big AFCB family will seem to have grown as well next season with the new south stand soon taking shape. It will be pleasing to see some more fans come to the stadium and to join the club. I look forward to the walkabout next season when perhaps the team will have even more to celebrate.

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