Bournemouth: The minnows who made the Premier League

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Bournemouth look certain to reach the top flight for the first time in their 125-year history after Monday’s 3-0 win over Bolton all but completed a remarkable rise from football’s abyss to the top of the game.
The seaside club, whose 11,700-capacity Goldsands Stadium will be the smallest in Premier League history, began 2008-09 on minus-17 points in League Two because of administration and now are set to celebrate their place in football’s top tier.
Chairman Jeff Mostyn said promotion for a club who were 24 hours from liquidation in 2008 “would be the greatest fairytale since Hans Christian Andersen wrote his last one”, but is he right?
BBC Sport takes a look at some of the other clubs to have overcome the odds and whether their experiences give hope to the Cherries next season.

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