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    The Bournemouth example of succeeding?


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    I've seen a lot about how well Bournemouth have done in the Premier League

    BUT have they really?

    2015/16 Position 16th Points 42
    2016/17 Position 9th Points 46
    2017/18 Position 12th Points 44
    2018/19 Position 12th Points 41 (4 games to go), maybe 46

    Their record is good up to a point, but successful? It's arguable. Reportedly they have spent more money than a fair few clubs and in four seasons their highest number of points is 46. Not much sign of the progression that people seem to expect from our team and Hughton?

    That said, would I rather watch their brand of football to ours even if it got similar results? definitely yes.

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      That's solid mid table and as far as I recall never really been threatened by relegation ... that's pretty successful imo
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      For a club their size it is wildly successful.

      Just goes to show that sometimes, cheats do indeed prosper.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Giraffe View Post
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      I've seen a lot about how well Bournemouth have done in the Premier League

      BUT have they really?

      2015/16 Position 16th Points 42
      2016/17 Position 9th Points 46
      2017/18 Position 12th Points 44
      2018/19 Position 12th Points 41 (4 games to go), maybe 46

      Their record is good up to a point, but successful? It's arguable. Reportedly they have spent more money than a fair few clubs and in four seasons their highest number of points is 46. Not much sign of the progression that people seem to expect from our team and Hughton?

      That said, would I rather watch their brand of football to ours even if it got similar results? definitely yes.
      Blimey I think 99% of Brighton fans would consider Bournemouths league position each year and their style of football light years in front of our expectations. They may have achieved this on a higher players budget and higher wages but they have done so well. We seem to berate Bmuff on this board but good luck to them I say, we would love to be in their position.
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      Blimey I think 99% of Brighton fans would consider Bournemouths league position each year and their style of football light years in front of our expectations. They may have achieved this on a higher players budget and higher wages but they have done so well. We seem to berate Bmuff on this board but good luck to them I say, we would love to be in their position.
      And yet, they managed 4 points more than us last season.
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      That's where we want to be.

      The difference between us and Bournemouth (they hate it when we say this, but it is true) we have the modern infrastructure to push on from that.

      They've done very well to get to where they are, and particularly how they've done over the last three seasons - credit to their manager, recruitment team and youth development for that. We should look to do similar. At the moment we are falling way short of it.
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      Could you see us sticking 4 past Chelsea like they did
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      I'd say that the Bournemouth approach of playing to win rather than ours of playing not to lose is a breath of fresh air and clearly shows there is another way.
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      Four seasons in the Premier League safely navigated and they'll be looking forward to their fifth. Sounds successful enough to me.
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      Could you see us sticking 4 past Chelsea like they did
      This.

      Largely, they play more expansive and exciting football. Isn't that what it's about, being entertained..

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