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The Guardian have released the financial figures of every Premier League club for 2016/17, detailing their turnover, wages and profit. The information came from most recently published annual reports at Companies House.
Arsenal (Accounts for the year to 31 May 2017)

Turnover: £427m (3rd highest in the league)
Wages: £199m (5th highest, 47% of turnover)
Profit before tax: £45m (up from £3m in 2016)

Bournemouth (Accounts for the 11 months to 30 June 2017)

Turnover £139m (11th highest in league)
Wages £72m (16th highest, 52% of turnover)
Profit before tax £15m (up from £3m in 2016)

Burnley (Accounts for …

This season’s manager of the year is obviously Claudio Ranieri after leading Leicester City to the most unlikely of Premiership crowns, something that would not have gone amiss in an episode of ‘Roy of the Rovers’. Along with Ranieri though, Slaven Bilic did a great job at West Ham, who deservedly qualified for the Europa Cup after Manchester United’s FA Cup defeat of Crystal Palace. Today though we look at another person who has done an outstanding job and clearly exceeded expectation; Bournemouth Manager Eddie Howe, a man whose job …

The 2015-16 Premiership season is almost upon us, I will have a lot at each team and access what they have done thus far and what they possibly still need to do to achieve their target.
I shall split this into 3 parts, the first part being the hypothetical bottom seven, including the three promoted sides, and the four teams who survived the drop, (positions 14-17th), in the Premiership last season.
Bournemouth (Last season – 1st in the Championship)
The only times I have had to mention Bournemouth before the 2014/15 season was …

The Scene
On a pleasant spring-like Friday night in West London AFC Bournemouth  visited The Cottage to face Fulham FC in a battle that would see Bournemouth move top of the Npower Championship for the 5th time this 2014/15 season with a victory. Fulham sat in 20th place, buoyed by two decent performances, faced an out of sorts Bournemouth team who had slipped to 4th after winning only once in their previous six.
Fulham set up in an attacking looking 4-4-2 diamond formation, with Premier League experienced Bryan Ruiz and Scott Parker …

The new Championship season is almost here and its time to start thinking of everybody’s chances. Will we have one team run away with the title like Cardiff did last year or will it be a closer contest? Here I’ll have a look at who I think will make the top six and who I think will face the dreaded drop to League One. If you disagree, add your comments at the bottom!
Champions: Reading

The Royals were unlucky to be relegated last season – yes, they were 11 points away from …

After AFC Bournemouth’s promotion to the Championship, the club’s figures for the 2011/2012 season were published indicating a £3.4 million loss. After Maxim Demin joined forces with chairman Eddie Mitchell to take joint control of the south coast club, large expenditure was the real force behind the push for promotion.
The club has invested heavily both on and off the pitch in the past 18 months summed up by the club record transfer of former prolific Crawley striker Matt Tub
The owners have also invested in a new training set up adjacent …

After many months of speculation a buyer has been in found for AFC Bournemouth, that investor is the Murry group.
The group has purchased a major shareholding in the club backed with former chairman Jeff Mostyn, Steve Sly and Eddie Mitchell.
With Eddie involved as chairman, things look up for AFC Bournemouth as the property millionaire has insisted all players and staff will get paid.
Adam Murry spoke of his delight at finally completing the deal for his beloved club, and wants to take the south coast club up the league ladder.
Finally things …

Eddie Howe is looking to freshen up the squad for next year, as he aims to get into League one in his first full season in charge.
He admitted he needed fresh faces to go into next season to really challenge, the one of four spots into League 1.
Howe was hoping to hold talks with the club’s out-of-contract players in a bid to secure their services, having already offered fresh terms to Warren Cummings, Ryan Garry, Jeff Goulding, Joe Partington, Josh McQuoid and Ryan Pryce.
The Cherries will be looking for add …

As the fans leave the Fitness First stadium, there is still an echo of the faithful singing “we are staying up, say we are staying up”.
We fans have only one man to thank and that is the AFC Bournemouth manager. Eddie Howe has worked miracles at the club after it looked doomed at the start of the year.
Bringing Steve Fletcher, Liam Feeney, Anton Robinson and Mark Moesley has given the team an all-rounded balance which has helped the team take home the three points. Grimsby travelled to the …

This Saturday could make or break our season, going away up North isn’t going to be easy but it’s a must win game.
After losing the last two games by a 1-0 score line, hasn’t done any favours for AFC Bournemouth in their battle against relegation.
Going away to relegation rivals Barnet wasn’t expected to bring home the points but there was some hope against league leaders Brentford, after all they were down to ten men for most of the second half.
After seeing the fans of Luton Town go down after all …