It's Been Quite A Year - Fletch

Last updated : 23 January 2010 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Having been snatched back by Eddie Howe from Crwaley Town, Steve Fletcher reflects back on a memorable year back in a Cherries shirt. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, the Cherries legend is quoted as saying: "When I was having the odd game here and there for Crawley, I thought the chance of more experiences and achievements may have gone. It was surreal to come back. The lads predictably took the Mickey by giving me a guard of honour before my first training session. Then, playing my first game against Wycombe felt more like a testimonial or a one-off. It was if I would have to go back straight after the game. It just didn’t seem real. People say you should never go back but I knew I had made the right decision. Everything felt right and I felt like a player again. What we achieved last season was unbelievable and will live long in the memory. Beating Grimsby to keep our place in the league was just as good, if not better, than winning at the Millennium Stadium against Lincoln in 2003. In fact, it was probably better".