Bournemouth's manager Eddie Howe walks on the field at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Liverpool at the Vitality stadium in Bournemouth, England, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.
So, a decade later, Howe will be putting Bournemouth’s current plight in the context of its perilous recent history.
Bournemouth is in free fall in the Premier League, with its injury-ravaged team having lost five straight matches to drop within a point of the relegation zone.
It is brave — some might say reckless — but it’s a philosophy that Howe, seven years into his second spell as Bournemouth manager, hasn’t wavered from.
The current Bournemouth squad is the youngest since the club came into the Premier League, with many of the leaders no longer regulars.