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Howe most looking forward to Goodison trip

29/04/2015  Comments (13)  jump
Eddie Howe, the manager of Bournemouth who have effectively secured promotion to the Premier League, says that of all the away games in store for the Cherries next season, it's the visit to his boyhood club Everton that excites him the most.

At 37, Howe will become the youngest manager in the top flight when the new season kicks off in August and the south coast club completes a remarkable rise from the depths of League Two to the Premier League in just six years.

Though he is from the south east of England, Howe was drawn to Everton during their mid-80s golden age and he remains a fan and rooted for the Blues over his local team Watford in 1984.

Goodison Park will stick out for me, personally. I was a big Everton fan in my early years, he said.

I was born and raised in Watford, so they were my local team until 10 or 11 when I moved. But Everton were the successful team. I remember watching the 1984 Cup Final, the team in blue."

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John Gee
1 Posted 29/04/2015 at 18:55:03
Hmmm... are you all thinking what IÂ’m thinking? (Colin G, excluded!)
Ross Edwards
2 Posted 29/04/2015 at 18:58:37
TheyÂ’ll probably beat us as well, haha. But seriously, itÂ’s great to see Bournemouth up in the top flight after what theyÂ’ve been through what with points deductions and administration etc. And great to see a young British manager doing so well. Even better that heÂ’s a Blue as well.

Good luck next season to Eddie and Bournemouth. Apart from our two meetings of course!

Julian Wait
3 Posted 29/04/2015 at 19:09:58
@John #1 - first thought that crossed my mind ... in a couple of years perhaps ...
Peter Mills
4 Posted 29/04/2015 at 19:35:22
HeÂ’s an impressive guy, and his managerial record is phenom... er, excellent. He has a tightly knit squad of players, some of whom may struggle in the Premie League. It will be interesting to see who he brings in as reinforcements and whether they can integrate. The chairman seems a lively chap too.
Peter Morris
5 Posted 29/04/2015 at 19:44:13
We’ll have to keep a closer eye on him in the future... just in case.
Denis Richardson
6 Posted 29/04/2015 at 20:01:22
Remarkable rise in 6 years indeed.... remarkable coincidence that they were bought by a Russian tycoon erm... 6 years ago. Mmm, not quite the fairytale the media is making out.

With a gate of around 10k, IÂ’m looking forward to seeing how theyÂ’ll pay prem wages and not fall foul of FFP....

Still itÂ’s nice to have a new face in the division rather than the usual yo-yo clubs. I hope they can avoid the drop (obviously not at our expense).

Paul Ellam
7 Posted 29/04/2015 at 20:18:37
I think we need to keep Eddie Howe in our pocket and then in a few seasons time when the time is right, bring him out to play!
Eric Myles
8 Posted 30/04/2015 at 05:44:37
Considering the propensity for promoted clubs to sack managers that have performed miracles in getting them into the PL, only to find out their players are not good enough, he could be available by Christmas, just when we need him if RM hasnÂ’t learnt his lessons from this season.
Colin Glassar
9 Posted 30/04/2015 at 07:27:36
He seems to be a nice fella but Bournemouth will drop like a stone next season. If they survive, it will be the biggest shock since Notts Forest got promoted and then won the league the following season under Cloughie!
Sam Hoare
10 Posted 30/04/2015 at 09:00:08
If we find ourselves around the same position in the league as Bournemouth next season then it might be time to swap managers.
Trevor Lynes
11 Posted 30/04/2015 at 11:27:20
Wigan did very similarly a few years ago. From non-league to Premier League. I actually played against them when I was with Buxton in my youth.

Nice to see rags-to-riches success but they will do well to survive in the top echelon without spending heavily.

Great to see that Howe is an Evertonian too.

Roger Helm
12 Posted 30/04/2015 at 15:31:17
At 37 heÂ’s young enough to be our player-manager!
Phil Walling
13 Posted 02/05/2015 at 09:30:27
Howe should assure a Goodison future for himself by getting Bournemouth relegated. That seems to impress our chairman.

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