No matter which way this season ends up, it has been a remarkable year in the Clubs' history. After a truely dreadful start to the season, the introduction of Eddie Howe saw the Club embark on an amazing 18-match unbeaten run, which broke a Club record.
At The New Meadow, the Cherries could be on the verge of equalling another record - the number of consecutive wins - which currently stands at sevens, which dates back over 40 years to the 1970/71 season when the late John Bond lead the Club to glory.
Current manager, Eddie Howe was quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "The record is seven and we are on six so it just goes to show how difficult it will be to win nine. It hasn’t happened in the 90 years this club has been in the Football League. We need to try to break the record and that is what we are aiming for. It is certainly not going to be an easy task. We have defended excellently on the road recently and those clean sheets have been crucial to the results. All the players contributed to very good defensive performances at Stevenage, Oldham and Colchester and we are going to need more of the same. It would be another great achievement but it certainly won’t be easy. I have said all along, I don’t really care about the other teams, I just care about what we do. We have got three games to go and have to concentrate on ourselves. Yes, we glance at other results and, as we get closer to the end of the season, they get more important. But if we don’t win our games, it will be immaterial. We need to make sure everyone gets behind the lads and we prepare as well as we can for every game and try to get over the line".
Source: Cherries MAD