The 2018/19 Premier League campaign, in the end, turned out to be quite a landmark season for AFC Bournemouth.
The focus had always been to try and better the 46 points and 9th place finish of the season before, both AFC Bournemouth’s biggest points haul and highest finish in the top flight of English football and thus the clubs history.
With three games remaining, AFC Bournemouth could have bettered both targets if they had won all of the remaining games.
The Cherries, in the end, fell slightly short, 2 points adrift on 44 points and finishing 12th.
However, one little fact has remained quite satisfying, both for the AFC Bournemouth players and supporters.
With Brighton & Hove Albion finishing 15th, Southampton finishing 17th and Portsmouth 8th in League One, AFC Bournemouth ended the season as the highest ranked south coast club for the first time in history.
Discussing the end of season run and if the AFC Bournemouth squad had let landmarks affect their thinking, left back Charlie Daniels told the Daily Echo…
“We did, especially when we played Southampton near the end of the season.
“We still haven’t beaten them away but to finish above them and the other teams on the south coast is a big thing for the club.
“Hopefully, we can keep doing that.”
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