Bournemouth are no longer a dark horse
Whilst the probability of Bournemouth making the play offs still remains slim, with just 5 points to make up and games against 4 teams in the current top 8 to come they are no longer under the radar. The 4-1 win against Leeds was dedicated to the fans by manager Eddie Howe, but his side did not stop there racing off to a 3-0 lead within half an hour at St Andrews against Birmingham. Lewis Grabban was at the heart of the Bournemouth goals setting up the first, before scoring the next two. The pick of the bunch came in the second half when Ian Harte’s corner made its way back to the former Republic of Ireland international who beat his man and then produced a trademark left foot effort that nestled into the top corner. It did not win the72 goal of the weekend, but would have won celebration of the weekend where Harte suggests his foot is on fire. Give it a watch below. The win means with Reading, Forest, Brighton and Ipswich dropping points the Cherries have a right to be optimistic. If they can pick up results against the 3 of these sides which they play between now and the end of the season it could do right down to the wire. Bournemouth have had a great month taking 19 points in March and a similar total in their final 7 games is could be another season to remember on the south coast.