Nickname: The Cherries

Founded: 1899

Ground: Dean Court (11,360)

Major Honours: none

Little old Bournemouth and their lovely little manager have become the darlings of the Premier League over the past few seasons. Eddie Howe, the dashing Spitfire captain, has developed a fine brand of football at Dean Court, and has duly won the plaudits of an adoring media. But not without justification – AFCB are a well-managed and well-run club punching significantly above their weight. Let’s hope that continues.