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After the hectic Xmas & New Year schedule it’s time to get back to normality. Or, at least give the first teamers a break and squad players a game with the third round of the FA Cup next in line.
The festive period saw the Cherries lose 3-0, win 3-0 and draw 3-3. Anyone see a pattern? Even before the festive period going right back to the end of November 2016 3, as De la Soul sang, 3 is the magic number.
The catalyst for the magic number started back when we lost away to Arsenal 3-1. The very next game it was Liverpool at home, they got the three, we went one better and got four. Off to Burnley, and once again we shipped three goals, before taking a well-deserved rest with a measly 1-0 win over Leicester. Boring.
Chelsea away and Southampton at home, it was goals galore again, but not for the Cherries, F1 A6 GD -5. There was no need to despair as three once again reared his happy little head and gave us the three points in a 3-0 win against Swansea. Finally, it was title challengers Arsenal who showed their mental strength to eek out a 3-3 draw with the mighty AFC Bournemouth.
So, what does all this mean? We will score three goals against Millwall (does the cup count in this magic sequence?). Will we score three goals against Hull? I get to ease in the title of a classic 80’s hip-hop tune into this post?
What it does mean that we have scored 15 goals in the last eight games while conceding 18 while picking up 10 points. Does this mean we need to defend better, or does this mean we need to score more goals? We need to do both and it won’t be long before the magic number of 3 is where we will finish in the Premier League. We believe.