Battering Demin: AFC Bournemouth bashing in the Daily Mail
Now for a spot of AFC Bournemouth bashing in the Daily Mail. The Premier League’s newest club are the subject of a story that – get this – winning the Championship cost money. Matt Lawton says Bournemouth’s Lazarus-like rise from near death to the uppermost tier of English football is a “familiar football story of cash-driven success”.
Indeed, not a season goes by without the usual tale of how a club living off the smell of old 50 pence pieces and spam made it to the big time.
The Mail looks at the club’s owner, Maxim Denim, who had the temerity to loan £25m of his own money on the club. That’s less than it cost Spurs to buy Roberto Soldado.
On the same page, the Mail has it both ways in story about Eddie How, – “the brightest young manger in England” – and the club’s sunshine-lit “staggeringly swift” rise to the top flight.
Next week in the Mail: Bournemouth players refuse to play for free.