When Bournemouth first entered the top flight in 2015, nobody gave the club a prayer in the ruthless spectacle that is the modern Premier League. Three years later, the club was embarking on its fourth Premier League season, winning an opening game for the first time in its stay. Buy and sell AFC Bournemouth tickets on StubHub to find out for yourself what makes the team so special!
A fourth Premier League season for AFC Bournemouth
Remarkably, despite all the doubts surrounding him when he first took Bournemouth into the top flight, Eddie Howe approached the 2018/19 season as the top flight's longest serving manager at a single club. He was relatively quiet in the summer transfer window prior to that season, with his headline signing being Colombian midfield 'general' Jefferson Lerma from Levante UD. With a powerful physique and composure in a more defensive role, he added a great degree of steel in a midfield that could be unplayable on its day. Another signing from the Spanish leagues was left-back Diego Rico, while David Brooks, a promising young attacking midfielder and Wales international, also gave fans of the Premier League's 'smallest' club some excitement. Buy and sell AFC Bournemouth tickets on StubHub to support them in the difficult tests that lie ahead for the 'Cherries', including future visits to Old Trafford, Goodison Park and the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, where you can be sure to catch some top-quality football.
From rags to riches
Initially founded as Boscombe F.C around the turn of the 20th century, the club first played in the Football League as a Third Division South side in 1920, before becoming 'Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic F.C. Then, in 1972, the club was given its present name, and adopted red and black stripes in the hope that they could emulate the achievements of Italian giants AC Milan. It was not to be, with the club staying in the third tier of English football for much of the next three decades. In 2008, the situation became critical, with the club going into administration, suffering relegation to the fourth tier and a 17-point deduction for the 2008/09 season. Another relegation could have ended the club's very existence, but Eddie Howe was appointed manager that season, and steered the club to safety on the final day. After a consortium bought out the club in 2009, there was no looking back. Under Howe, AFC Bournemouth rose through the divisions, gaining promotion just six years later. It's an inspiring story, so what are you waiting for? Buy AFC Bournemouth tickets on StubHub and see more history in the making!
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