Yeah a fair few saints fans here, particularly fsns in their 30'/40's it feels very close and only half an hour on the train.
I know some great people who follow Bournemouth and part of me feels they could build on their recent success but its just not a football town where the club is part of the culture of the area IMO.
Strangley rugby seems to be more popular as a participant sport for school kids, perhaps because it still adopts the grammar school system despite having plenty of working class areas.
I just dont think Dorset cares much for football like Sussex does. Outside of bournemouth its only really Dorchester, wimborne and poole Town with clubs and they all massively under achieve. Poole, the most successful of the three has a population of a 150k yet has spent most of their history below the 7th tier.
Should probably add Weymouth to the list to be fair to Dorset football!