Thursday, 29 November 2018

Enjoyment of the game is what AFCB need to recapture

This week it would be easy to get hung up about the indifferent run that AFCB have suddenly found themselves on. But to take on probably the best team in the Premier League, Bournemouth need to enjoy the moment and acknowledge that they have a great chance to do something special in this games.

If Bournemouth can get on the training field and take encouragement by what they do this week rather than looking back, AFCB might find that their positive approach to the Etihad stadium could pay off. While the Cherries have never got close to Man City in an away game, they nearly took a point off them last season at Dean Court. 

Some of the verdicts on AFCB are still out. They may be among some of the best of the rest, but have they got it in them to really go into a game like this against City with the belief to shock the rest of the league. The players have to feel and sense that they are going to cause an upset for one to happen. I didn't feel that from the players when they were chasing Arsenal shirts last weekend, but a win against Man City would not only make up for that but it would make AFCB the talking point for several days.


Bournemouth have already had a lot of good press and have seen their players linked with possible moves, but if they can't beat the top teams then it is arguable that they are not yet ready to step up a level. In many respects, AFCB fans would be happy if the squad stays together. However, if the players can forget about the table for a moment and about the season as a whole just to concentrate on this one-off game and enjoy it for what it is, they might surprise themselves in what they can achieve.

If the players have faith in one another and go out to enjoy the game. They will be in a much better place to try and get a positive result.

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