eddie howe

It was a funny old weekend of football. Premier League matches alongside some juicy FA Cup Quarter Finals always dilute the attention and I am not sure we are any the wiser as a result. Mind you, it would take more than a game of football to make me wise, that is for sure.
What a week in football. We started with #PieGate, we slipped into #ClaudioGate, had Stoke unable to #ShutTheGate live on
Eddie Howe's teams play fast, attacking football while keeping things tight at the back- three factors many of us have never seen from an England team in our lifetimes. That is the way English football is supposed to be played, not mindless passing side to side with no clue of what to do with it.
Whoever takes over, listen: play Dele Alli as a number 10. Play Harry Kane as a number 9. Play Jamie Vardy as a striker. Play Wayne Rooney in midfield. Play with wingers (real wingers, not Sturridge and Vardy). And never, ever, let Kane take a set piece ever again. Ever.
The Cherries have ridden the crest of a wave all season and there is every reason to believe they will find goals in a higher division. But it is not their attack that Howe should be concerned over. It's striking the balance between going forward and sitting back.
AFC Bournemouth all but clinched promotion to the Premier League on Monday night and their fans celebrated in emphatic style