Winger Liam Feeney - or Liam Michael Feeney-Howard to give him his full title, according to Wikipedia - was given his first taste of the Football League by then League Two side Bournemouth back in 2009, having impressed with Conference side Salisbury City.
Heading into the 2008-09 season the Football League tried to block Bournemouth from participating in League Two after they went into administration and were deducted 10 points in relegation from League One in the previous campaign. Eventually they were allowed to compete despite continuing administration issues and a change in ownership, but were handed a 17 point deficit for failing to follow insolvency rules.
Former player Eddie Howe was instilled at the helm mid-way through the season, becoming the youngest manager in the Football League aged 31, with the club 10 points adrift. And Feeney moved to Dean Court in February 2009, becoming a member of the 'great escape' side that miraculously avoided relegation in their final home game of the season with a 2-1 win over Grimsby Town.
The very next season the Bournemouth revolution hotted up as they somehow achieved an unlikely promotion, and Feeney was a key part of the side that reversed its fortunes by finishing second to achieve promotion to League One. A season of overachievement in League One the next campaign saw the side reach the play-offs but fall at the semi-final stage to Huddersfield Town, but Feeney's performances earned him a move to Championship side Millwall in 2011.
Feeney, now 28, notched up 121 appearances in all competitions in the red and black of Bournemouth, scoring 14 goals.
The winger moved to Wanderers on loan from Millwall during his third season at Millwall, followed by a loan spell at Blackburn Rovers, then signing permanently at the Macron at the beginning of this season at the expiry of his contract at The Den. He's proven a figure that has fans split, many considering him an important asset to the side with his pace and directness, but others questioning his contribution to the team and lack of quality delivery from promising positions.
During his loan spell at our local minnows Blackburn last season, Feeney revealed he still has fond affection for Bournemouth and Howe, who gave him his first big opportunity in football. He said:
"I'm indebted to the club and the manager who is there now, and who left and came back as he gave me my chance.
"It is a club that is close to my heart and I'm glad to see it doing so well in the Championship after the financial difficulties they had when I was there."
So with Bournemouth needing a win at home to Wanderers to all but confirm Premier League football for the first time in their history, in only their second ever season in the second tier, it'll be interesting to see how Feeney reacts to playing against his former club on Monday evening.