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Bournemouth manager Howe calls for solidarity with supporters

Eddie Howe has called for solidarity from the fans as Bournemouth realign their expectations.

Howe's Cherries squad have exceeded all expectations in the first two seasons in the Premier League, finishing 16 and 9th.

After their top-half finish last year, the club are now back amongst the relegation scrapheap. Fans booed the players at half-time following Newcastle's second goal. Fortunately, the supporters were instrumental in helping Bournemouth complete a late comeback to rescue a point.

And Howe believes the club need to stick together through the good times and the bad.

"I think we should all try to support each other through whatever period we are experiencing. Trying to create an environment where we are as one and fighting together as a team has always been one of our core strengths.

"The supporters showed just how important they can be in the final 20 minutes. When we equalised, the noise and feel totally changed and the players responded to it superbly.

"Managing expectations is – and will be in the future – a challenge."

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