Nearly every club’s promotion to the Premier League is a journey filled with moments of glory and conquest. Some instances transcend regular sporting achievement, however, and cross over into legendary status, creating stories that tug on the heartstrings. AFC Bournemouth’s unlikely rise to the Premier League is one such story.
In this latest edition of Premier League Download, Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett travels to the south coast of England to hear the stories of those who have been part of Bournemouth’s remarkable rise up the ranks of English football.
Just seven seasons ago, the Cherries were bankrupt and in danger of dropping out of the Football League altogether. Now, after three promotions under 37-year-old manager Eddie Howe, Bournemouth have made it to the top flight for the first time in their 125-year history.