With budgets and ambitions at Dean Court in the rise, the Cherries, according to Warren Cummings, are the side that everyone else will be looking to beat and take points from.
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, the ever popular left-back is quoted as saying: "For the first time since I have been here, the club is looking like it means business. We have had stability off the pitch for the past couple of years and now we look like we are going somewhere. In the past, we had always been seen as a small club and a selling club. People came and took our best players and now we are looking to do that to other clubs. I can’t remember being here when the club has spent money to buy anyone. The future is bright and everyone wants to be a part of it for as long as possible. Our recent performances have showed what we are about. That will come with its challenges because we will be seen as a scalp, which hasn’t always been the case with us. We have got a bigger budget than previously and bigger ambitions than previously. It is exciting times for the club. We are not there yet but we are making big strides".