Bournemouth Daily Echo Claims FIVE BILLION PEOPLE Will Watch Cherries’ Premier League Clash With Man Utd On Saturday

Alan Duffy

11th, December 2015

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Bournemouth’s maiden Premier League campaign has been quite a baptism of fire for Eddie Howe’s hardworking side. However, a shock win away to champions Chelsea saw the south-coast side escape the relegation zone, at least for the time-being. And local paper, the Daily Echo, seems to have let the club’s comparative success go to their heads, claiming that 68% of the world’s population (5 billion individuals) will tune in to see the Cherries take on Manchester United in Saturday’s televised late game…

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One imagines that rather less than five billion people on this planet of ours even have access to a telly, so it does look as though the Echo have got a little bit over-excited. Then again, the Bournemouth hacks are no strangers to over-the-top outpourings, as witnessed by their post-match coverage of that win against Chelsea…

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Anyway, one doubts the dull brand of football currently espoused by Louis van Gaal an co. is going to have even those of us lucky enough to have a TV flocking to watch the top-tier clash at all.

(photos: Sporting Intelligence & @TaylahTekkahs)

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