promotion

Staying Power

By Stefan Balkenende  On the occasion of the first big weekend of European play, a consideration of the hill ahead to climb for the newly promoted clubs in the biggest leagues. This piece previously appeared in slightly different form on SoccerAge.com. The start of a new season is always something special for the promoted teams. …

Up From The Depths

In just seven years, AFC Bournemouth has gone from barely hanging on in the fourth tier to the cusp of the Premier League By Devon Gray | Photo courtesy of AFC Bournemouth [A]fter a dominant 3–0 victory over then-leaders Middlesbrough, English minnows AFC Bournemouth are in pole position to win promotion into the Premier League. With …