Monday, 20 March 2017

Back-to-back wins have made life more comfortable for the Cherries

The Premier League table certainly looks a lot more healthy for the Cherries than it did before their recent two home fixtures, but back-to-back wins for the first time in a year have propelled the Cherries back up the table to relatively safety. It is the home form that has been especially impressive this season, unlike in 2016/17 and the Cherries we must remember are still learning to play in this league and are gaining experience all the time.
The Cherries are on the move up the table.
There has been a good atmosphere at Dean Court and this must have helped the team. It was like a carnival on Saturday with the players from 1986/87 coming back to see the crowd acknowledge their involvement in getting the Cherries promoted some 30 years ago. It is today's players though that make the headlines these days and to see the sudden improvement in results is very satisfying as thoughts turn not to staying up but how many more points can the side get?

It must have been baffling for Eddie Howe to ponder why the back-to-back wins just have not been coming in the last year. The fixtures are varied enough to provide times where you are not playing the top six every week, and no team faces a run of three or four away games in a row, so there is ample opportunity to build on results. It just hasn't happened though as the inconsistencies and individual errors have held the team back. 

Now there is a short break when AFCB can re-charge their batteries to see if they can go on a run, and while the first test will be a South Coast derby, this will add even more spice to the players' desire to keep the run going.

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