Eddie Mitchell close to football return with Poole Town

Bournemouth Echo: POTENTIAL POOLE ROLE: Ex-Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell POTENTIAL POOLE ROLE: Ex-Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell

FORMER Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell looks close to making a return to football after hinting at the possibility of a permanent role with Poole Town.

Mitchell and Poole chiefs are understood to be weighing up the imminent prospect of the ex-Dean Court supremo assuming a more regular position in the Dolphins boardroom set-up.

Mitchell, who sold his share in AFC Bournemouth in September, has already been working closely with the non-league outfit in their bid to build a new stadium.

The Sandbanks-based businessman now appears poised to step up his involvement as he admits he is seeking a new challenge following his Cherries exit.

And Poole vice-chairman Chris Reeves also strongly suggested Mitchell was set to play a part in the club’s future by confirming he and chairman Clive Robbins had held talks with the property developer.

Mitchell told the Daily Echo: “My first club is Bournemouth and always has been. That is my birth place and it is the club I have followed most of my life.

“But my first real interest in football was watching Poole Town at the stadium when I was probably eight years old. I have lived in Poole for virtually all my life and because I am a free agent, I would love to find Poole Town a permanent home.

“I have got surplus energy which I can’t put into Bournemouth so I could put it into Poole Town. If that possibility arises then great and we are on the verge of that possibility.

“I have extra energy from my daytime job and I can’t sit at home and watch Coronation Street. I have to get out and do what I think is good for what I enjoy and football is somewhat my enjoyment now. Poole is on my doorstep and it is what I believe in.”

Mitchell, who was previously involved in semi-professional football with Dorchester Town, helped revive Cherries’ fortunes during his eventful spell at Dean Court.

It is believed he is now keen on a more influential role at Tatnam, which would still largely revolve around attempting to boost Poole’s bid for a permanent home.

Reeves said: “Clive and I have had a number of meetings with Eddie and both of us have been really impressed with his enthusiasm and a clear desire on his part to help us progress. We are very pleased to embrace that enthusiasm. We are in regular touch at the moment and it could be the breath of fresh air that we need.

“It is great to think that somebody like Eddie is keen to help us make that next step.”

Dolphins have enjoyed a remarkable rise on the pitch under the management of Tom Killick but, since being kicked out of Poole Stadium in 1994, they have often been held back by their facilities.

Poole are understood to be short on funding for their Bearwood project and were recently given planning permission to make improvements at Tatnam, where they have a lease until 2024.

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4:35pm Fri 6 Dec 13

apm1954 says...

once again wrong poole town fc were never kicked out of the stadium the league they were in at the time would not allow them to play on a pitch made up in the corner areas by pallets without these corner areas covering the speedway track it would not achieved the minimum size pitch, come on poole town tell the echo the truth. ex borough of poole cllr .
once again wrong poole town fc were never kicked out of the stadium the league they were in at the time would not allow them to play on a pitch made up in the corner areas by pallets without these corner areas covering the speedway track it would not achieved the minimum size pitch, come on poole town tell the echo the truth. ex borough of poole cllr . apm1954

4:53pm Fri 6 Dec 13

hoppy says...

Sandbanks based businessman !! 7 times bankrupt. God help Poole Town football club. Do not get involved with this man.
Not sure how how he is still here must spend all his time looking over his shoulder. It can not be too long before his past catches up with him.So many people would love to see his demise & quite rightly so.
Sandbanks based businessman !! 7 times bankrupt. God help Poole Town football club. Do not get involved with this man. Not sure how how he is still here must spend all his time looking over his shoulder. It can not be too long before his past catches up with him.So many people would love to see his demise & quite rightly so. hoppy

5:04pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Oakdale12 says...

Lets hope you move soon and find a new home
Lets hope you move soon and find a new home Oakdale12

6:08pm Fri 6 Dec 13

High Treason says...

hoppy wrote:
Sandbanks based businessman !! 7 times bankrupt. God help Poole Town football club. Do not get involved with this man.
Not sure how how he is still here must spend all his time looking over his shoulder. It can not be too long before his past catches up with him.So many people would love to see his demise & quite rightly so.
I quite agree. There must be many who went through hell because of the business dealings of this man. I would cross a motorway during rush hour rather than be within a few feet of him.
[quote][p][bold]hoppy[/bold] wrote: Sandbanks based businessman !! 7 times bankrupt. God help Poole Town football club. Do not get involved with this man. Not sure how how he is still here must spend all his time looking over his shoulder. It can not be too long before his past catches up with him.So many people would love to see his demise & quite rightly so.[/p][/quote]I quite agree. There must be many who went through hell because of the business dealings of this man. I would cross a motorway during rush hour rather than be within a few feet of him. High Treason

7:32pm Fri 6 Dec 13

susi.m says...

You are welcome to him.
Just keep him away from fans - as he may well verbally abuse then.
And for goodness sake don't let him anywhere near a radio mic. The man is an embarrassment.
You are welcome to him. Just keep him away from fans - as he may well verbally abuse then. And for goodness sake don't let him anywhere near a radio mic. The man is an embarrassment. susi.m

9:53pm Fri 6 Dec 13

raybren says...

" If you don ' t like it .... go down the road and support Hamworthy ! "
" If you don ' t like it .... go down the road and support Hamworthy ! " raybren

10:29pm Fri 6 Dec 13

boyerboy says...

Is it not strange that he"walks" away from his beloved AFCB when everything is coming up roses and then a few months later announces he was/is always has been a Poole supporter.....will we ever know the truth why he left a league club in such a hurry....perhaps it may be best if we never find out.
Is it not strange that he"walks" away from his beloved AFCB when everything is coming up roses and then a few months later announces he was/is always has been a Poole supporter.....will we ever know the truth why he left a league club in such a hurry....perhaps it may be best if we never find out. boyerboy

10:30pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Talkingheadera says...

Building work involved? Of course
Building work involved? Of course Talkingheadera

11:10pm Fri 6 Dec 13

gameon says...

hoppy wrote:
Sandbanks based businessman !! 7 times bankrupt. God help Poole Town football club. Do not get involved with this man.
Not sure how how he is still here must spend all his time looking over his shoulder. It can not be too long before his past catches up with him.So many people would love to see his demise & quite rightly so.
Hear Hear Big Big Mistake Poole Town I do not understand how a partner in a big Law company would entertain the likes of Mitchell Who by his own words in this article says that Bmth is his first Love and allways has been if thats right as said by him why did he leave Bmth then, or was he Pushed ?????? rumours abound that that was the case The Dolphins are heading one way with him involved 7 times bust one on the horizon Dont do it PTFC
[quote][p][bold]hoppy[/bold] wrote: Sandbanks based businessman !! 7 times bankrupt. God help Poole Town football club. Do not get involved with this man. Not sure how how he is still here must spend all his time looking over his shoulder. It can not be too long before his past catches up with him.So many people would love to see his demise & quite rightly so.[/p][/quote]Hear Hear Big Big Mistake Poole Town I do not understand how a partner in a big Law company would entertain the likes of Mitchell Who by his own words in this article says that Bmth is his first Love and allways has been if thats right as said by him why did he leave Bmth then, or was he Pushed ?????? rumours abound that that was the case The Dolphins are heading one way with him involved 7 times bust one on the horizon Dont do it PTFC gameon

4:07am Sat 7 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

raybren wrote:
" If you don ' t like it .... go down the road and support Hamworthy ! "
A lot might if mitchell joins Poole
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: " If you don ' t like it .... go down the road and support Hamworthy ! "[/p][/quote]A lot might if mitchell joins Poole pete woodley

7:37am Sat 7 Dec 13

goatty says...

gameon wrote:
hoppy wrote:
Sandbanks based businessman !! 7 times bankrupt. God help Poole Town football club. Do not get involved with this man.
Not sure how how he is still here must spend all his time looking over his shoulder. It can not be too long before his past catches up with him.So many people would love to see his demise & quite rightly so.
Hear Hear Big Big Mistake Poole Town I do not understand how a partner in a big Law company would entertain the likes of Mitchell Who by his own words in this article says that Bmth is his first Love and allways has been if thats right as said by him why did he leave Bmth then, or was he Pushed ?????? rumours abound that that was the case The Dolphins are heading one way with him involved 7 times bust one on the horizon Dont do it PTFC
Of course he was pushed. The Rusky's had enough of his dodgy deals and forced his exit. Just how soon will Tom Mitchell reappear at Poole Town?????
[quote][p][bold]gameon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoppy[/bold] wrote: Sandbanks based businessman !! 7 times bankrupt. God help Poole Town football club. Do not get involved with this man. Not sure how how he is still here must spend all his time looking over his shoulder. It can not be too long before his past catches up with him.So many people would love to see his demise & quite rightly so.[/p][/quote]Hear Hear Big Big Mistake Poole Town I do not understand how a partner in a big Law company would entertain the likes of Mitchell Who by his own words in this article says that Bmth is his first Love and allways has been if thats right as said by him why did he leave Bmth then, or was he Pushed ?????? rumours abound that that was the case The Dolphins are heading one way with him involved 7 times bust one on the horizon Dont do it PTFC[/p][/quote]Of course he was pushed. The Rusky's had enough of his dodgy deals and forced his exit. Just how soon will Tom Mitchell reappear at Poole Town????? goatty

9:33am Sat 7 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

boyerboy wrote:
Is it not strange that he"walks" away from his beloved AFCB when everything is coming up roses and then a few months later announces he was/is always has been a Poole supporter.....will we ever know the truth why he left a league club in such a hurry....perhaps it may be best if we never find out.
It has been implied he was forced out because he couldn't pay a supplier for some kitchens so to avoid embarrassment the Russian "suggested" he sold his shares. This is not proven of course but his exit was rapid and of course the timing was strange to say the least. Make your own conclusions!
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Is it not strange that he"walks" away from his beloved AFCB when everything is coming up roses and then a few months later announces he was/is always has been a Poole supporter.....will we ever know the truth why he left a league club in such a hurry....perhaps it may be best if we never find out.[/p][/quote]It has been implied he was forced out because he couldn't pay a supplier for some kitchens so to avoid embarrassment the Russian "suggested" he sold his shares. This is not proven of course but his exit was rapid and of course the timing was strange to say the least. Make your own conclusions! miltonarcher

9:34am Sat 7 Dec 13

devon fan says...

I never thought I would say it but AFCB seems to lack the energy of Mr Mitchell at the present time
I never thought I would say it but AFCB seems to lack the energy of Mr Mitchell at the present time devon fan

10:00am Sat 7 Dec 13

Wilkie says...

Eddie got it right more than he got it wrong at afcb. Who can deny that he made things happen. Look at the way he has made the most of what was a budget build 3 sided stadium that he inherited and the way he wouldn't be messed about by the council with the training ground. Prospective new players are now seduced by our facilities and that is all down to Eddie. It's a pity that he fell out with his effective boss, maxim, which made his departure inevitable, although he still stuck it out to get the 4th side built. Good luck with Poole town, who may be the beneficiaries of Eddie learning from the mistakes he no doubt made at Dorchester and successes he ultimately achieved at Bournemouth.
Eddie got it right more than he got it wrong at afcb. Who can deny that he made things happen. Look at the way he has made the most of what was a budget build 3 sided stadium that he inherited and the way he wouldn't be messed about by the council with the training ground. Prospective new players are now seduced by our facilities and that is all down to Eddie. It's a pity that he fell out with his effective boss, maxim, which made his departure inevitable, although he still stuck it out to get the 4th side built. Good luck with Poole town, who may be the beneficiaries of Eddie learning from the mistakes he no doubt made at Dorchester and successes he ultimately achieved at Bournemouth. Wilkie

10:42am Sat 7 Dec 13

jontee says...

Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over.
.
He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference !
.
Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club.
Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over. . He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference ! . Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club. jontee

11:09am Sat 7 Dec 13

goatty says...

jontee wrote:
Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over.
.
He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference !
.
Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club.
What planet do you reside on? Eddie never saved the club, the Russian did. Where would it be now without him? Gone and forgotten thats where.
Eddie never put any money into the club and he said so on many occasions. It was all the Russian money that saved it.
Mr Mitchell loved the power and prestige of being Chairman so there would be no way on earth he would walk away. He was unceremoniously chucked out as the Russians were fed up with him.
I would guess Mitchell Jnr will be following soon, so I guess his father has to buy him another club to play with
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over. . He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference ! . Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club.[/p][/quote]What planet do you reside on? Eddie never saved the club, the Russian did. Where would it be now without him? Gone and forgotten thats where. Eddie never put any money into the club and he said so on many occasions. It was all the Russian money that saved it. Mr Mitchell loved the power and prestige of being Chairman so there would be no way on earth he would walk away. He was unceremoniously chucked out as the Russians were fed up with him. I would guess Mitchell Jnr will be following soon, so I guess his father has to buy him another club to play with goatty

5:55pm Sat 7 Dec 13

spyinthesky says...

jontee wrote:
Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over.
.
He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference !
.
Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club.
Now look at the many local trades men and small businesses he owes money to plus the millions he owes in debt over the last three decades. Nice new Bentley by the way.

What a great man for rescuing AFCB. The man is a local embarrassment!
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over. . He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference ! . Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club.[/p][/quote]Now look at the many local trades men and small businesses he owes money to plus the millions he owes in debt over the last three decades. Nice new Bentley by the way. What a great man for rescuing AFCB. The man is a local embarrassment! spyinthesky

6:18pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Chris60 says...

goatty wrote:
jontee wrote:
Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over.
.
He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference !
.
Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club.
What planet do you reside on? Eddie never saved the club, the Russian did. Where would it be now without him? Gone and forgotten thats where.
Eddie never put any money into the club and he said so on many occasions. It was all the Russian money that saved it.
Mr Mitchell loved the power and prestige of being Chairman so there would be no way on earth he would walk away. He was unceremoniously chucked out as the Russians were fed up with him.
I would guess Mitchell Jnr will be following soon, so I guess his father has to buy him another club to play with
If Eddie Mitchell hadn’t taken over when he did (and when nobody else looked interested) we would have been extinct long before any Russian investment so our Russian benefactor certainly did not save the club.

Whatever he has or hasn’t done elsewhere Mitchell took over a club which looked to be heading out of the League and out of business and left it two divisions higher and with a major financial backer. He is and probably always will be, the only Chairman of AFCB to see two promotions.

Yes, he did some embarrassing things (go and support Southampton probably his biggest gaff) but if I was asked to choose between Eddie Mitchell’s overall record or going back in time to when he took over and having the option of taking my chances and choosing a more popular Chairman, I know what I would do!
[quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over. . He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference ! . Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club.[/p][/quote]What planet do you reside on? Eddie never saved the club, the Russian did. Where would it be now without him? Gone and forgotten thats where. Eddie never put any money into the club and he said so on many occasions. It was all the Russian money that saved it. Mr Mitchell loved the power and prestige of being Chairman so there would be no way on earth he would walk away. He was unceremoniously chucked out as the Russians were fed up with him. I would guess Mitchell Jnr will be following soon, so I guess his father has to buy him another club to play with[/p][/quote]If Eddie Mitchell hadn’t taken over when he did (and when nobody else looked interested) we would have been extinct long before any Russian investment so our Russian benefactor certainly did not save the club. Whatever he has or hasn’t done elsewhere Mitchell took over a club which looked to be heading out of the League and out of business and left it two divisions higher and with a major financial backer. He is and probably always will be, the only Chairman of AFCB to see two promotions. Yes, he did some embarrassing things (go and support Southampton probably his biggest gaff) but if I was asked to choose between Eddie Mitchell’s overall record or going back in time to when he took over and having the option of taking my chances and choosing a more popular Chairman, I know what I would do! Chris60

7:11pm Sat 7 Dec 13

stevobath says...

Building work maybe?
Still if he gets involved & Poole prosper then good luck.

He is like MARMITE though!
Building work maybe? Still if he gets involved & Poole prosper then good luck. He is like MARMITE though! stevobath

7:11pm Sat 7 Dec 13

joncon says...

Hinting.
Understood
Believed.

This whole piece is nothing but speculation. Very poor journalism
Hinting. Understood Believed. This whole piece is nothing but speculation. Very poor journalism joncon

7:26pm Sat 7 Dec 13

altoman says...

Oakdale12 wrote:
Lets hope you move soon and find a new home
WHO, EDDIE MITCHELL?
[quote][p][bold]Oakdale12[/bold] wrote: Lets hope you move soon and find a new home[/p][/quote]WHO, EDDIE MITCHELL? altoman

11:20pm Sat 7 Dec 13

afcdibby says...

boyerboy wrote:
Is it not strange that he"walks" away from his beloved AFCB when everything is coming up roses and then a few months later announces he was/is always has been a Poole supporter.....will we ever know the truth why he left a league club in such a hurry....perhaps it may be best if we never find out.
Cash flow problems. Not unusual for business men.
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Is it not strange that he"walks" away from his beloved AFCB when everything is coming up roses and then a few months later announces he was/is always has been a Poole supporter.....will we ever know the truth why he left a league club in such a hurry....perhaps it may be best if we never find out.[/p][/quote]Cash flow problems. Not unusual for business men. afcdibby

9:19am Mon 9 Dec 13

CC C-siders says...

Chris60 wrote:
goatty wrote:
jontee wrote:
Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over.
.
He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference !
.
Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club.
What planet do you reside on? Eddie never saved the club, the Russian did. Where would it be now without him? Gone and forgotten thats where.
Eddie never put any money into the club and he said so on many occasions. It was all the Russian money that saved it.
Mr Mitchell loved the power and prestige of being Chairman so there would be no way on earth he would walk away. He was unceremoniously chucked out as the Russians were fed up with him.
I would guess Mitchell Jnr will be following soon, so I guess his father has to buy him another club to play with
If Eddie Mitchell hadn’t taken over when he did (and when nobody else looked interested) we would have been extinct long before any Russian investment so our Russian benefactor certainly did not save the club.

Whatever he has or hasn’t done elsewhere Mitchell took over a club which looked to be heading out of the League and out of business and left it two divisions higher and with a major financial backer. He is and probably always will be, the only Chairman of AFCB to see two promotions.

Yes, he did some embarrassing things (go and support Southampton probably his biggest gaff) but if I was asked to choose between Eddie Mitchell’s overall record or going back in time to when he took over and having the option of taking my chances and choosing a more popular Chairman, I know what I would do!
Well said Jontee & Chris60. Spot on.
goatty - you clearly know nothing about AFCB's past and should therefore keep your comments to what you do know.
EM is no angel that's for sure, but he DID save AFCB - no question. There was no one else prepared to step forward and save the club. There was lots of big talk at the time about the Redknapps and local or foreign investors but they DID NOT come forward and the club would have died.
.
EM is not all talk - which is a very good thing (!!) but unlike most he has delivered - as Chris has very eloquently described. Read it, try to understand and imagine what might be at Poole.
Just remember, the biggest problem Poole Town FC have is the lack of an acceptable home ground. The current owners and management have worked miracles to get where they are today, but have been miserably let down by the useless council. PTFC need EM to make it happen.
When he succeeds remember your comments about him now!
Up the Town!
[quote][p][bold]Chris60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over. . He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference ! . Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club.[/p][/quote]What planet do you reside on? Eddie never saved the club, the Russian did. Where would it be now without him? Gone and forgotten thats where. Eddie never put any money into the club and he said so on many occasions. It was all the Russian money that saved it. Mr Mitchell loved the power and prestige of being Chairman so there would be no way on earth he would walk away. He was unceremoniously chucked out as the Russians were fed up with him. I would guess Mitchell Jnr will be following soon, so I guess his father has to buy him another club to play with[/p][/quote]If Eddie Mitchell hadn’t taken over when he did (and when nobody else looked interested) we would have been extinct long before any Russian investment so our Russian benefactor certainly did not save the club. Whatever he has or hasn’t done elsewhere Mitchell took over a club which looked to be heading out of the League and out of business and left it two divisions higher and with a major financial backer. He is and probably always will be, the only Chairman of AFCB to see two promotions. Yes, he did some embarrassing things (go and support Southampton probably his biggest gaff) but if I was asked to choose between Eddie Mitchell’s overall record or going back in time to when he took over and having the option of taking my chances and choosing a more popular Chairman, I know what I would do![/p][/quote]Well said Jontee & Chris60. Spot on. goatty - you clearly know nothing about AFCB's past and should therefore keep your comments to what you do know. EM is no angel that's for sure, but he DID save AFCB - no question. There was no one else prepared to step forward and save the club. There was lots of big talk at the time about the Redknapps and local or foreign investors but they DID NOT come forward and the club would have died. . EM is not all talk - which is a very good thing (!!) but unlike most he has delivered - as Chris has very eloquently described. Read it, try to understand and imagine what might be at Poole. Just remember, the biggest problem Poole Town FC have is the lack of an acceptable home ground. The current owners and management have worked miracles to get where they are today, but have been miserably let down by the useless council. PTFC need EM to make it happen. When he succeeds remember your comments about him now! Up the Town! CC C-siders

9:56pm Mon 9 Dec 13

cheeriedriteup says...

jontee wrote:
Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over.
.
He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference !
.
Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club.
Let's just wait until April when end of year figures are released
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: Some of the above comments are amazing. Just look at the club now and when he took over. . He is the only chairman of AFCB to bring on outside investment an leave it in a better position than when he arrived. In 2009 the club was on a collision course with the conference ! . Al those who said he as only after the stadium to build on (which the club don't own) have had to eat their words. All these rumours why he left are crazy. Does anyone have any idea how much it takes out of a man to be an fc chairman. After 4.5 years he probably felt he had done what he could and wanted a break. Thank you Eddie for rescuing our club.[/p][/quote]Let's just wait until April when end of year figures are released cheeriedriteup

9:00am Tue 10 Dec 13

Edd12 says...

apm1954 wrote:
once again wrong poole town fc were never kicked out of the stadium the league they were in at the time would not allow them to play on a pitch made up in the corner areas by pallets without these corner areas covering the speedway track it would not achieved the minimum size pitch, come on poole town tell the echo the truth. ex borough of poole cllr .
Who cares the full reasons, I hardly see any commitment or assistance from the current borough of Poole. I think it is a disgrace that this community football club have little or no support and clearly your comments are from the typical member of the council which has a part to play in the demise of Poole as a whole!
[quote][p][bold]apm1954[/bold] wrote: once again wrong poole town fc were never kicked out of the stadium the league they were in at the time would not allow them to play on a pitch made up in the corner areas by pallets without these corner areas covering the speedway track it would not achieved the minimum size pitch, come on poole town tell the echo the truth. ex borough of poole cllr .[/p][/quote]Who cares the full reasons, I hardly see any commitment or assistance from the current borough of Poole. I think it is a disgrace that this community football club have little or no support and clearly your comments are from the typical member of the council which has a part to play in the demise of Poole as a whole! Edd12

10:37am Wed 1 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

I think Poole town is the biggest town in the country not to have a proper football team.so you have to rely on dog racing and speedway.Let Sir Eddie have his way and up the image
I think Poole town is the biggest town in the country not to have a proper football team.so you have to rely on dog racing and speedway.Let Sir Eddie have his way and up the image kalebmoledirt

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