With two games to go it is hard to believe that the ‘tinpot’ Cherries are still in the reckoning for a place in the play-offs and a shot of the Premiership. Well it may be hard to believe for some of the other ‘big’ teams in the Championship, but as AFC Bournemouth has shown there are no respecters of reputations with impressive wins over Leeds Utd, Reading and QPR, to mention but a few.
The Cherries currently reside in 11th place and 4 points off the final play-off place with two games to play. This leaves the Cherries with a possible six points and a possible total of 69 points . Will it be enough? Many will say no, especially with our poor goal difference, and will need a lot of help from other teams in the league, but remember nothing is impossible.
Here’s how we see the final two games for AFC Bournemouth and it rivals panning out:
Notts Forest (H) – Win = 3 points
Millwall (A) – Win = 3 points – TOTAL = 69 points
Doncaster (A) – Lose – 0 points
Burnley (H) – Draw – 1 point – TOTAL = 68 points
Doncaster desperately needs the points and Burnley will want to end on a high and show their Premiership credentials
Yeovil (H) – Draw = 1 point
Notts Forest (A) – Lose = 0 points – TOTAL = 67 points
Yeovil are far better than their position and Forest will need to win
Bournemouth (A) – Lose = 0 points
Brighton (H) – Win = 3 points – TOTAL 68 points
Forest will lose to AFC Bournemouth and desperately need the win to have any hope of getting in the play-offs
Burnley (A) – Lose = 0 points
Sheff Weds (H) – Win = 3 points – TOTAL = 68 points
Burnley will show their Premiership class and a home win against Weds, or maybe not
Charlton (A) – Lose = 0 points
Wigan (H) – Draw = 1 point – TOTAL = 65 points
Charlton are in form and will need the points and Wigan wont want to lose.
Will our dream of a shot at the Premiership be with us this season. We still believe and so should you until it is mathmetically impossible. The dream may come tumbling down at the very next game, but until then dream with us and a horde of Cherries fans as we prepare to send Millwall back to Legaue One.