A week can be a long time in football and this cliche has never been truer that this week at the Cherries.
A week ago fans were calling for blood and a change in the management of the team, a week later and the Cherries new/old manager steps onto the pitch at the Goldsands Stadium.
Chairman Eddie Mitchell couldn’t have appointed a better manager in order to silence the criticism and invogorate both the players and, perhaps more importantly, the fans.
From the moment that Eddie Howe and his assistant Jason Tindall stepped onto the pitch before the match to the final whistle the ground rang out to chants of “Eddie Howe’s Barmy Army”.
The celebratory mood was only heightened following two second half goals, the first credited to Lewis Grabban and the second coming from fit again striker Marc Pugh.
The Cherries pick up their first home win of the season against Orient and the feeling of belief and hope around the ground was great to see, there is, after all, only one Eddie Howe!
Words & Photos by Steve Cook