Howe tries to find positives

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists his club have a lot to be proud of despite seeing the League One title snatched from their grasp.

Last Updated: 27/04/13 at 19:58

Eddie Howe: Lost out on title glory

Eddie Howe: Lost out on title glory

The Cherries looked set to clinch promotion in style by adding the league crown after a goalless draw at Tranmere, only for James Coppinger's last-minute goal for Doncaster away at Brentford to turn things sour for Howe's men and give Rovers the title.

But while the overriding feeling was one of disappointment, Howe is adamant the club must remain positive after promotion to the second flight for only the second time in their history.

He said: "The ups and downs in football are unbelievable. We have achieved promotion and we need to keep our perspective on that but we were desperate to take the title and we did everything but score.

"The lads played some excellent football and to miss out on the title in this way is the cruellest way it could possibly have happened.

"We did everything but win the game but we have achieved something that this football club has only ever achieved once before.

"This club has come so far from a few months ago. If someone had told me then that we would miss out on the title on the last day of the season I wouldn't have believed them.

"I am very pleased with the effort of the lads and I want them to celebrate their achievement because when we look back on this we can be absolutely delighted.

"But at the moment we feel like we have lost and there is a negative feeling around the dressing room."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Scottish Championship: SFA has reject Rangers' request to increase Mike Ashley's shareholding in club

The SFA has turned down a request from Rangers to allow Mike Ashley to increase his shareholding in the club to 29.9 per cent.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property