they spent heavy in the championship as well before promotion iirc.Or heavily for a club of their size and fan base.There is a Russian mega money man behind them I believe so it sort of makes the 'did it on a shoe string'story a bit redundant.Limited resources?
He spent 20m on Dominik Solanke, 15m Jordan Ibe, 15m on Philip Billing, 25m on Jefferson Lerma, 12m on Benik Afobe, 9m on Lewis Grabban....could go on.
The arse end of 100m quid....
Think he did amazingly well to get them up and also stay there. I feel as though there are worse teams than them in league and surprised they ended up where they did.On paper he looks a great manager. In reality he is not, any manager that refuses to change and adapt is doomed to fail.
A purple patch? Give me a break. The guy who took little Bournemouth from the brink of relegation out of the Football League - while starting the season on -17 points - all the way to the Premier League and staying there for 5 seasons, including a 9th place finish. Overrated indeedOne of the most overrated managers going. The manager equalvalent of a young English Premier league player who goes through a purple patch
No issue in giving the guy credit for keeping a club like Bournemouth in the PL for 5 years or even getting them there in the first place but to say he had limited resources or a shoestring budget is nonsense.they spent heavy in the championship as well before promotion iirc.Or heavily for a club of their size and fan base.There is a Russian mega money man behind them I believe so it sort of makes the 'did it on a shoe string'story a bit redundant.
I like him and have no problems with Bournemouth.Must be crippling him though.think I heard today he spent 25 years around that club one way or another
100% small ground small fan base unless they bounced back next season they probably never be back in the EPL.Their net spend will be reflected in the fact they had no one worth selling for big money.
Very hard to survive more than a season in the EPL without spending big.
Backs up how good a job Dyche has done.
He made some good signings too.
They are a League 1 level club and will probably end up back there in a few seasons.
Gerrard is a smart man and will only leave for the right job and only once he’s done a proper job up here.Could see them trying for Gerrard. Don’t think he’d go though