AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has been awarded the Freedom of the Borough for his key role in the club’s rise. The council’s “highest mark of esteem” was granted after he took the Cherries from League Two to the Premier League. Eddie Howe was appointed as Bournemouth’s caretaker manager in 2009 when the club was 91st in the league pyramid and facing relegation and possible liquidation… More here.
This is admittedly not a story that will mean anything to most of you, but for AFC Bournemouth fans like myself he has achieved the impossible. Well deserved.