Before their second season in the top-flight had kicked off back in August, Bournemouth’s manager Eddie Howe was being realistic, acknowledging the much-diagnosed ‘second-season syndrome’ that curtails many clubs following impressive debut seasons. Bournemouth defied expectation by staying up with a cushion of five points last season and Howe was grounded enough to point out 

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With the fairy-tale of Leicester justly dominating the Premier League spotlight, Bournemouth flew under the radar last season. Dean Court, their home stadium, holds a snug 12,000 fans; more befitting of a mid-to-lower championship side. There had been plans for an expansion, but talk on that front has gone quiet as the Cherries prepare for 

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