Eddie Had A Dream
This week, a new book has been published in which Burnley Football Club gets its own chapter as part of Eddie Howe’s career as a manager.
The book, entitled Eddie Had A Dream, has been written by Bournemouth fan and Cherry Chimes author Peter Bell and charts Howe’s career, starting with his playing days at Bournemouth in Leagues One and Two.
It continues as Howe became manager and looks at their minus 17 season, when he kept them up despite starting with a 17 point deficit, and it covers three promotions, wrapped around his 21 months at Burnley, which is also covered, and then their Premier League seasons which began in 2015.
The book picks up on match details, the major concerns of the Bournemouth fans when Howe and Jason Tindall left to join Burnley when they felt compelled to show their ambition, and then the return to Bournemouth and all that’s gone on since which includes two promotions in under three years.
Peter says on Howe’s return: “AFC Bournemouth were now on a fast-track to the Championship and they had many historically bigger teams to play. Yet, they only needed two seasons to win promotion again and would lift the title on an extraordinary final day at The Valley when they snatched the Championship title away from under Watford’s noses.
“The first four years of Bournemouth’s history in the Premier League are also reviewed with some amazing comebacks and wins against many of the big teams – Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea.
“Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall have re-written AFC Bournemouth’s history and as fans we have been privileged to see and experience the story right in front of us – now you can relive the experience, too.”