Thursday, 17 October 2019

Eddie Had A Dream - Dressed in Claret extract

While most of the recent years have seen Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall dressed in Red and Black at AFC Bournemouth, there was a period when things were very different. It seemed quite strange to see Eddie Howe dressed in Claret at Burnley FC, yet we had lost our converted manager to a Championship club. How would AFC Bournemouth recover from this? Here is another extract from 'Eddie Had A Dream'.

Eddie Howe found it a real challenge when he decided
to join Burnley as manager in the Championship.
As we near the release of the paperback version of 'Eddie Had A Dream', here we take a snippet of the text from the chapter 9. 'Dressed in Claret' from Eddie Had A Dream and remember what it was like to suddenly realises that Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall really had left AFC Bournemouth in January 2011.

Extract from Eddie Had A Dream
When Eddie Howe was asked whether it had been hard to leave the south coast club, he replied: ‘Extremely difficult. I’ve had a fantastic time here. The majority of my career has been spent here and you know I love the club deeply, but I just feel this is too good an opportunity to turn down,’ said Eddie…’I leave with real sadness. I don’t lack drive or ambition,’ he added.

He had turned down two clubs on the Tuesday, but by the Thursday he was sure that Burnley was a club where he and Jason could develop. They would take over from Brian Laws, who had been sacked on 29 December 2010 after a 0-2 home defeat to 22nd placed Scunthorpe United. Everything was set-up to have a tilt at promotion with Burnley, lying in 10th place and just six points off the play-off positions.

Yet, Howe had inherited a team that had been relegated from the Premier League. It was a rebuilding job that meant stripping out the big wage earners and starting again. Howe was intrigued by the project. It was a club with heritage and in a small town, many miles from the south coast. Howe knew his credentials would be tested in a league where he hadn’t managed before. He would sign a three-and-a-half year contract.
Here is a little bonus clip relating to when AFC Bournemouth were closing in on promotion to the Premier League in 2015 with some nervy matches against Reading and Brighton & Hove Albion. Do you remember the scores and goalscorers?

The paperback issue of 'Eddie Had A Dream' is due to be released on Monday  21 October 2019. The link will be posted on Cherry Chimes, but you will also be able to find it by typing in Eddie Had A Dream in the search field on Amazon. The price of the paperback is £13.49.
For the moment AFC Bournemouth fans can read a few sample pages and download the ebook at this link. Please leave a review if you do download the ebook and please keep spreading the word. 

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