AFC Bournemouth boss Howe: 'We want to repay Maxim's faith'

Bournemouth Echo: BOSS: Eddie Howe BOSS: Eddie Howe

BOSS Eddie Howe is hoping to play his part in helping Cherries repay owner Maxim Demin’s commitment to the club following a prosperous January.

Demin sanctioned three major signings during the transfer window while also ensuring Howe would keep together his first-team squad by giving him the green light to hand Lewis Grabban an improved contract.

Goalkeeper Lee Camp, a free agent, started the ball rolling when he agreed terms on a two-and-a-half year deal following a successful loan spell.

And in the final few days of the window, Cherries paid Spurs around £250,000 for Adam Smith and £400,000 to Charlton for striker Yann Kermorgant.

Cherries also swooped for teenage prospects Josh O’Hanlon, Ben Whitfield and Jonathan Muleba, while Grabban was persuaded to stay after rejecting a move to Championship rivals Brighton.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “We were very pleased with the business we did during the month. Keeping our best players is always one of the biggest tests for us and that was always the aim.

“We want to try to build and progress with the squad we have and selling anybody would have been a real negative. It was close with Grabbs but we were delighted to have kept everybody.

“Without Max, we wouldn’t be where we are now so he deserves a lot of credit for what he has done to the football club, not just in terms of the money he has spent but the way he conducts his business. We are hopeful we can bring success to him long term and repay that faith.”

Howe also made a number of changes to his backroom staff during January with Joe Roach and Carl Fletcher replacing Shaun Brooks and Paul Groves in the youth department. Simon Weatherstone was appointed first-team coach as successor to Chris Hargreaves who took over as manager at Torquay.

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7:30am Thu 6 Feb 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

It has to be said that the January window has exceeded 'realistic' expectations and I am grateful for the work and finance all concerned have put in. Obviously new faces through the door are no guarantee of success but we do seem to have brought some good characters in so hopefully these players will settle in ASAP and we can pull a few more results out of the hat. No pressure on Kermy for this but we do need more goals from open play, can he be the catalyst for this?

Also very good to see no players left so we now (unlike the days of old) so we should have a settled team and if it doesn't reap the benefits this season (I don't see us going down) it will next season when we should be trying to push for the top six to make the season a progression.

There you go folks, reasoned and balanced commentary, now bring on the ‘thumbs-down’ mob (t*ssers!!!) xx
UTCIAD
It has to be said that the January window has exceeded 'realistic' expectations and I am grateful for the work and finance all concerned have put in. Obviously new faces through the door are no guarantee of success but we do seem to have brought some good characters in so hopefully these players will settle in ASAP and we can pull a few more results out of the hat. No pressure on Kermy for this but we do need more goals from open play, can he be the catalyst for this? Also very good to see no players left so we now (unlike the days of old) so we should have a settled team and if it doesn't reap the benefits this season (I don't see us going down) it will next season when we should be trying to push for the top six to make the season a progression. There you go folks, reasoned and balanced commentary, now bring on the ‘thumbs-down’ mob (t*ssers!!!) xx UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 21

9:02am Thu 6 Feb 14

mark.s says...

If Mike has a problem with us, then that's up to him. Feel a bit sorry for him really, having an issue with Bournemouth of all clubs. Easy enough to smile at his dribble and carry on reading the other comments.
If Mike has a problem with us, then that's up to him. Feel a bit sorry for him really, having an issue with Bournemouth of all clubs. Easy enough to smile at his dribble and carry on reading the other comments. mark.s
  • Score: 2

9:09am Thu 6 Feb 14

eaststandman says...

Why are you all so wound up by oxbig ?

Its very often that when someone has underachieved in life the only way to get back at society is to safely hide behind a keyboard and type out bile. Makes them feel better and makes me realise what a lucky chap i am that I'm content in life.......
Why are you all so wound up by oxbig ? Its very often that when someone has underachieved in life the only way to get back at society is to safely hide behind a keyboard and type out bile. Makes them feel better and makes me realise what a lucky chap i am that I'm content in life....... eaststandman
  • Score: 8

9:19am Thu 6 Feb 14

Afcbpete says...

With Maxim as owner, and Eddie as manager, we must be one of the most fortunate clubs around!! UTCIAD
With Maxim as owner, and Eddie as manager, we must be one of the most fortunate clubs around!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 20

9:29am Thu 6 Feb 14

WHYNOT says...

Howe could start to repay Maxim's faith by ditching the negative home formation and play two up front
Howe could start to repay Maxim's faith by ditching the negative home formation and play two up front WHYNOT
  • Score: 8

9:40am Thu 6 Feb 14

Edd12 says...

Message from Mike Oxbig's mother...She dislikes him as much as we do! Now thats reporting!
Message from Mike Oxbig's mother...She dislikes him as much as we do! Now thats reporting! Edd12
  • Score: 5

9:58am Thu 6 Feb 14

golfer33 says...

We have an enormous squad now, can see a few layers getting cheesed off.
Its time for Howe to puta strong team together.
Lets see where we go from here, I expect goals too.
Just passing the ball around is not good enough.
We have an enormous squad now, can see a few layers getting cheesed off. Its time for Howe to puta strong team together. Lets see where we go from here, I expect goals too. Just passing the ball around is not good enough. golfer33
  • Score: -10

10:28am Thu 6 Feb 14

swanagecherrie says...

Max has every right to be pleased with the way things are going. I think there working to a plan of 4-5 years. I also think we are ahead of that plan i.e we went up a season early with the incredible results since Eddie came back. Thats why we had to rush the south stand installation. Anyone that thought we was going to do a Southampton and go straight through the leagues to the prem with our budget must be from a different planet from the rest of us. Ffp rules favor the big clubs so we need to run it well on the field and off with shrewd buying and selling over time. I,m not up on the Ffp but Jeff Mostyn said in his radio interview quite a few clubs would break them this season it will be Interesting to see what happens to which clubs Brighton have already losses of 14.7m. I think the max is 8.0m.
Max has every right to be pleased with the way things are going. I think there working to a plan of 4-5 years. I also think we are ahead of that plan i.e we went up a season early with the incredible results since Eddie came back. Thats why we had to rush the south stand installation. Anyone that thought we was going to do a Southampton and go straight through the leagues to the prem with our budget must be from a different planet from the rest of us. Ffp rules favor the big clubs so we need to run it well on the field and off with shrewd buying and selling over time. I,m not up on the Ffp but Jeff Mostyn said in his radio interview quite a few clubs would break them this season it will be Interesting to see what happens to which clubs Brighton have already losses of 14.7m. I think the max is 8.0m. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 13

11:12am Thu 6 Feb 14

Square Old Codger says...

swanagecherrie wrote:
Max has every right to be pleased with the way things are going. I think there working to a plan of 4-5 years. I also think we are ahead of that plan i.e we went up a season early with the incredible results since Eddie came back. Thats why we had to rush the south stand installation. Anyone that thought we was going to do a Southampton and go straight through the leagues to the prem with our budget must be from a different planet from the rest of us. Ffp rules favor the big clubs so we need to run it well on the field and off with shrewd buying and selling over time. I,m not up on the Ffp but Jeff Mostyn said in his radio interview quite a few clubs would break them this season it will be Interesting to see what happens to which clubs Brighton have already losses of 14.7m. I think the max is 8.0m.
This was never going to be a promotion Season, there was no investment monies available whilst Mitchell remained here and he hung on as long as he could to get the best deal he could. Much of the mes he left behind has been cleaned up now and the Club's finances are being stabiliized. We are very lucky that Max Demin has patience, a long pocket and plans well ahead, perhaps Mr Oxbridge needs reminding that hiding behind an alias doesn't prevent the Police from acting and a number of Posters of offensive and slanderous comments have been arrested and charged recently.
[quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: Max has every right to be pleased with the way things are going. I think there working to a plan of 4-5 years. I also think we are ahead of that plan i.e we went up a season early with the incredible results since Eddie came back. Thats why we had to rush the south stand installation. Anyone that thought we was going to do a Southampton and go straight through the leagues to the prem with our budget must be from a different planet from the rest of us. Ffp rules favor the big clubs so we need to run it well on the field and off with shrewd buying and selling over time. I,m not up on the Ffp but Jeff Mostyn said in his radio interview quite a few clubs would break them this season it will be Interesting to see what happens to which clubs Brighton have already losses of 14.7m. I think the max is 8.0m.[/p][/quote]This was never going to be a promotion Season, there was no investment monies available whilst Mitchell remained here and he hung on as long as he could to get the best deal he could. Much of the mes he left behind has been cleaned up now and the Club's finances are being stabiliized. We are very lucky that Max Demin has patience, a long pocket and plans well ahead, perhaps Mr Oxbridge needs reminding that hiding behind an alias doesn't prevent the Police from acting and a number of Posters of offensive and slanderous comments have been arrested and charged recently. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 3

1:25pm Thu 6 Feb 14

coops1965cherry says...

This is the best state the club has ever been in, either on or off the field and some people still cannot see what is going on in front of them

I appreciate that we all want better football and more goals, but seriously, this is our first season back in the second tier in nearly 25 years so just be realistic and a bit more patient.

Both Max and Eddy are building for the future you can see that, I am the most impatient person you will ever meet, however with AFCB I have learnt to curb my enthusiasm over the years.

So let us just wallow in the glory of Championship football and the genius of Eddy, and the very deep pockets of uncle Max, god bless him.

These are glorious times people, enjoy them and just get behind the team and back Eddy all the way to the promised land, and just may be that troubled and friendless moron, Mike OxKnob might start to be positive about life regarding our beloved club.

From Russia with love Max.

U T C I A D.
This is the best state the club has ever been in, either on or off the field and some people still cannot see what is going on in front of them I appreciate that we all want better football and more goals, but seriously, this is our first season back in the second tier in nearly 25 years so just be realistic and a bit more patient. Both Max and Eddy are building for the future you can see that, I am the most impatient person you will ever meet, however with AFCB I have learnt to curb my enthusiasm over the years. So let us just wallow in the glory of Championship football and the genius of Eddy, and the very deep pockets of uncle Max, god bless him. These are glorious times people, enjoy them and just get behind the team and back Eddy all the way to the promised land, and just may be that troubled and friendless moron, Mike OxKnob might start to be positive about life regarding our beloved club. From Russia with love Max. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 9

1:36pm Thu 6 Feb 14

mark.s says...

golfer33 wrote:
We have an enormous squad now, can see a few layers getting cheesed off.
Its time for Howe to puta strong team together.
Lets see where we go from here, I expect goals too.
Just passing the ball around is not good enough.
We have a smaller squad since January with the various players either released or farmed out on loan, who will presumably find full time moves in the summer. It's always going to need time to transition a squad from middling League One to where we find ourselves now, middling Championship/
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: We have an enormous squad now, can see a few layers getting cheesed off. Its time for Howe to puta strong team together. Lets see where we go from here, I expect goals too. Just passing the ball around is not good enough.[/p][/quote]We have a smaller squad since January with the various players either released or farmed out on loan, who will presumably find full time moves in the summer. It's always going to need time to transition a squad from middling League One to where we find ourselves now, middling Championship/ mark.s
  • Score: 0

1:42pm Thu 6 Feb 14

nonnogeppetto says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
This is the best state the club has ever been in, either on or off the field and some people still cannot see what is going on in front of them

I appreciate that we all want better football and more goals, but seriously, this is our first season back in the second tier in nearly 25 years so just be realistic and a bit more patient.

Both Max and Eddy are building for the future you can see that, I am the most impatient person you will ever meet, however with AFCB I have learnt to curb my enthusiasm over the years.

So let us just wallow in the glory of Championship football and the genius of Eddy, and the very deep pockets of uncle Max, god bless him.

These are glorious times people, enjoy them and just get behind the team and back Eddy all the way to the promised land, and just may be that troubled and friendless moron, Mike OxKnob might start to be positive about life regarding our beloved club.

From Russia with love Max.

U T C I A D.
coops1965cherry I fully endorse your comments. And however hard we try we all get niggled by those who say very little and what they say usually comes from the other end of their anatomy. I am slowly learning to skip their comments because they do not merit the attention of those who do try to engage their brain constructively even when they state an opposing point of view. I am sure that some of the derogatory comments only fuels his ego.

Looking forward to listening to the commentary on Saturday and cheer the lads from a distance. Safe journey to all those who travels to the game. UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: This is the best state the club has ever been in, either on or off the field and some people still cannot see what is going on in front of them I appreciate that we all want better football and more goals, but seriously, this is our first season back in the second tier in nearly 25 years so just be realistic and a bit more patient. Both Max and Eddy are building for the future you can see that, I am the most impatient person you will ever meet, however with AFCB I have learnt to curb my enthusiasm over the years. So let us just wallow in the glory of Championship football and the genius of Eddy, and the very deep pockets of uncle Max, god bless him. These are glorious times people, enjoy them and just get behind the team and back Eddy all the way to the promised land, and just may be that troubled and friendless moron, Mike OxKnob might start to be positive about life regarding our beloved club. From Russia with love Max. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]coops1965cherry I fully endorse your comments. And however hard we try we all get niggled by those who say very little and what they say usually comes from the other end of their anatomy. I am slowly learning to skip their comments because they do not merit the attention of those who do try to engage their brain constructively even when they state an opposing point of view. I am sure that some of the derogatory comments only fuels his ego. Looking forward to listening to the commentary on Saturday and cheer the lads from a distance. Safe journey to all those who travels to the game. UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 3

2:40pm Thu 6 Feb 14

devon fan says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
This is the best state the club has ever been in, either on or off the field and some people still cannot see what is going on in front of them

I appreciate that we all want better football and more goals, but seriously, this is our first season back in the second tier in nearly 25 years so just be realistic and a bit more patient.

Both Max and Eddy are building for the future you can see that, I am the most impatient person you will ever meet, however with AFCB I have learnt to curb my enthusiasm over the years.

So let us just wallow in the glory of Championship football and the genius of Eddy, and the very deep pockets of uncle Max, god bless him.

These are glorious times people, enjoy them and just get behind the team and back Eddy all the way to the promised land, and just may be that troubled and friendless moron, Mike OxKnob might start to be positive about life regarding our beloved club.

From Russia with love Max.

U T C I A D.
we are all enjoying the season, and the fact we have had the investment to purchase the players we needed, but I listened to the 90minute interview Jeff Mostyn gave, one of the important things he said was that around half of the clubs in the championship would not meet the fair play rules, and that AFCB were working hard to try and achieve this, as I understand the rules are that in the first year clubs must not incurr more than an 8 million pond loss, having seen Brighton show a loss 14m with the gates they get each home match, knowing the size of staff we have at the club and size of our gates also the spending we have made how can we be expected to show anything other than a substanial loss, if we do hopefully we will not have any debt but if we break the rules their is an automatic transfer embargo placed upon us, having gone through many seasons of struggle at the club going back to 1947 I would not like to see this happen again, we have to trust Max Demin to keep things under control, but if we are going to enjoy the present spending rush we must not be critical if things do not turn out the way we want them
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: This is the best state the club has ever been in, either on or off the field and some people still cannot see what is going on in front of them I appreciate that we all want better football and more goals, but seriously, this is our first season back in the second tier in nearly 25 years so just be realistic and a bit more patient. Both Max and Eddy are building for the future you can see that, I am the most impatient person you will ever meet, however with AFCB I have learnt to curb my enthusiasm over the years. So let us just wallow in the glory of Championship football and the genius of Eddy, and the very deep pockets of uncle Max, god bless him. These are glorious times people, enjoy them and just get behind the team and back Eddy all the way to the promised land, and just may be that troubled and friendless moron, Mike OxKnob might start to be positive about life regarding our beloved club. From Russia with love Max. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]we are all enjoying the season, and the fact we have had the investment to purchase the players we needed, but I listened to the 90minute interview Jeff Mostyn gave, one of the important things he said was that around half of the clubs in the championship would not meet the fair play rules, and that AFCB were working hard to try and achieve this, as I understand the rules are that in the first year clubs must not incurr more than an 8 million pond loss, having seen Brighton show a loss 14m with the gates they get each home match, knowing the size of staff we have at the club and size of our gates also the spending we have made how can we be expected to show anything other than a substanial loss, if we do hopefully we will not have any debt but if we break the rules their is an automatic transfer embargo placed upon us, having gone through many seasons of struggle at the club going back to 1947 I would not like to see this happen again, we have to trust Max Demin to keep things under control, but if we are going to enjoy the present spending rush we must not be critical if things do not turn out the way we want them devon fan
  • Score: 0

4:08pm Thu 6 Feb 14

dekayedcherry says...

Full credit must go to Max Demin and Eddie Howe for the responsible way they are guiding the club in their first year back in the Championship in nearly 25yrs. The money in transfer fees in todays market for Adam Smith & Yann Kermorgant was in no way excessive and IMO money well spent. The Championship wages paid to Camp,Smith & Kermorgant will probably have been higher than those who have left, as well as Grabban's re- assessed new contract but providing the budgeted wage structure this season is kepy in check then the increased gate receipts along with increased revenue from a re- vamped sports shop etc ,will help towards that balance.

Also credit in no small part should go to our new chairman Jeff Mostyn who has brought a professional decorum to the job that you never saw with Mitchell.( you don't see JM doing club interviews on video in shorts and tee shirt or appearing on TV or Radio in an open neck shirt like builder Mitchell
did !!!.) No Jeff Mostyn looks and acts exactly like a proper Chairman should giving the job gravitas and respect. He is also very well respected at the FA, something Mitchell because of his rants and bad behaviour was not ( I don't think Roy Hodgeson,England's manager would have been sitting,chatting to Mitchell at the Liverpool game, do you ??).
The future is looking very bright, the future is Red & Black. Long live The Cherries.
Full credit must go to Max Demin and Eddie Howe for the responsible way they are guiding the club in their first year back in the Championship in nearly 25yrs. The money in transfer fees in todays market for Adam Smith & Yann Kermorgant was in no way excessive and IMO money well spent. The Championship wages paid to Camp,Smith & Kermorgant will probably have been higher than those who have left, as well as Grabban's re- assessed new contract but providing the budgeted wage structure this season is kepy in check then the increased gate receipts along with increased revenue from a re- vamped sports shop etc ,will help towards that balance. Also credit in no small part should go to our new chairman Jeff Mostyn who has brought a professional decorum to the job that you never saw with Mitchell.( you don't see JM doing club interviews on video in shorts and tee shirt or appearing on TV or Radio in an open neck shirt like builder Mitchell did !!!.) No Jeff Mostyn looks and acts exactly like a proper Chairman should giving the job gravitas and respect. He is also very well respected at the FA, something Mitchell because of his rants and bad behaviour was not ( I don't think Roy Hodgeson,England's manager would have been sitting,chatting to Mitchell at the Liverpool game, do you ??). The future is looking very bright, the future is Red & Black. Long live The Cherries. dekayedcherry
  • Score: 2

4:38pm Thu 6 Feb 14

boyerboy says...

I will be celebrating at the end of the season as staying up is sufficient for now.

Perhaps as part of the end of season pitch party Uncle Max could hire some stocks and we could nominate some of our favourites to sit in them ..... some one from Lincoln area ? another who calls himself LE GIT ....thankfully not too many nominations though ?.
I will be celebrating at the end of the season as staying up is sufficient for now. Perhaps as part of the end of season pitch party Uncle Max could hire some stocks and we could nominate some of our favourites to sit in them ..... some one from Lincoln area ? another who calls himself LE GIT ....thankfully not too many nominations though ?. boyerboy
  • Score: 1

4:40pm Thu 6 Feb 14

jontee says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote: Max has every right to be pleased with the way things are going. I think there working to a plan of 4-5 years. I also think we are ahead of that plan i.e we went up a season early with the incredible results since Eddie came back. Thats why we had to rush the south stand installation. Anyone that thought we was going to do a Southampton and go straight through the leagues to the prem with our budget must be from a different planet from the rest of us. Ffp rules favor the big clubs so we need to run it well on the field and off with shrewd buying and selling over time. I,m not up on the Ffp but Jeff Mostyn said in his radio interview quite a few clubs would break them this season it will be Interesting to see what happens to which clubs Brighton have already losses of 14.7m. I think the max is 8.0m.
This was never going to be a promotion Season, there was no investment monies available whilst Mitchell remained here and he hung on as long as he could to get the best deal he could. Much of the mes he left behind has been cleaned up now and the Club's finances are being stabiliized. We are very lucky that Max Demin has patience, a long pocket and plans well ahead, perhaps Mr Oxbridge needs reminding that hiding behind an alias doesn't prevent the Police from acting and a number of Posters of offensive and slanderous comments have been arrested and charged recently.
1) When EM took over we were hurtling towards the Conference. When he left, we were in the Championship. He is the ONLY chairman we have had who has brought in significant outside investment. Sure he made a few mistakes along the way like anyone, but I wish more people would leave a mess behind them like that.
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2) Perhaps you can explain how posters can be arrested when neither their true ID or their address is known. Oh and by the way, defamation is not a crime. It’s purely a civil matter. Police not interested.
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You really do post a lot of tripe on here Mr SOC.
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: Max has every right to be pleased with the way things are going. I think there working to a plan of 4-5 years. I also think we are ahead of that plan i.e we went up a season early with the incredible results since Eddie came back. Thats why we had to rush the south stand installation. Anyone that thought we was going to do a Southampton and go straight through the leagues to the prem with our budget must be from a different planet from the rest of us. Ffp rules favor the big clubs so we need to run it well on the field and off with shrewd buying and selling over time. I,m not up on the Ffp but Jeff Mostyn said in his radio interview quite a few clubs would break them this season it will be Interesting to see what happens to which clubs Brighton have already losses of 14.7m. I think the max is 8.0m.[/p][/quote]This was never going to be a promotion Season, there was no investment monies available whilst Mitchell remained here and he hung on as long as he could to get the best deal he could. Much of the mes he left behind has been cleaned up now and the Club's finances are being stabiliized. We are very lucky that Max Demin has patience, a long pocket and plans well ahead, perhaps Mr Oxbridge needs reminding that hiding behind an alias doesn't prevent the Police from acting and a number of Posters of offensive and slanderous comments have been arrested and charged recently.[/p][/quote]1) When EM took over we were hurtling towards the Conference. When he left, we were in the Championship. He is the ONLY chairman we have had who has brought in significant outside investment. Sure he made a few mistakes along the way like anyone, but I wish more people would leave a mess behind them like that. . 2) Perhaps you can explain how posters can be arrested when neither their true ID or their address is known. Oh and by the way, defamation is not a crime. It’s purely a civil matter. Police not interested. . You really do post a lot of tripe on here Mr SOC. jontee
  • Score: -4

5:48pm Thu 6 Feb 14

bobsworthforever says...

devon fan wrote:
coops1965cherry wrote:
This is the best state the club has ever been in, either on or off the field and some people still cannot see what is going on in front of them

I appreciate that we all want better football and more goals, but seriously, this is our first season back in the second tier in nearly 25 years so just be realistic and a bit more patient.

Both Max and Eddy are building for the future you can see that, I am the most impatient person you will ever meet, however with AFCB I have learnt to curb my enthusiasm over the years.

So let us just wallow in the glory of Championship football and the genius of Eddy, and the very deep pockets of uncle Max, god bless him.

These are glorious times people, enjoy them and just get behind the team and back Eddy all the way to the promised land, and just may be that troubled and friendless moron, Mike OxKnob might start to be positive about life regarding our beloved club.

From Russia with love Max.

U T C I A D.
we are all enjoying the season, and the fact we have had the investment to purchase the players we needed, but I listened to the 90minute interview Jeff Mostyn gave, one of the important things he said was that around half of the clubs in the championship would not meet the fair play rules, and that AFCB were working hard to try and achieve this, as I understand the rules are that in the first year clubs must not incurr more than an 8 million pond loss, having seen Brighton show a loss 14m with the gates they get each home match, knowing the size of staff we have at the club and size of our gates also the spending we have made how can we be expected to show anything other than a substanial loss, if we do hopefully we will not have any debt but if we break the rules their is an automatic transfer embargo placed upon us, having gone through many seasons of struggle at the club going back to 1947 I would not like to see this happen again, we have to trust Max Demin to keep things under control, but if we are going to enjoy the present spending rush we must not be critical if things do not turn out the way we want them
Fair play if you understand the FFP rules but I thought the key figure was 3m which is OK but only if Max puts his hand in his pocket and covers all losses between 3m and 8m as for transfers they will be spread over the length of the players contract there are also loads of thing to offset .I reckon EH/MD no what their doing, no surprise there then
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: This is the best state the club has ever been in, either on or off the field and some people still cannot see what is going on in front of them I appreciate that we all want better football and more goals, but seriously, this is our first season back in the second tier in nearly 25 years so just be realistic and a bit more patient. Both Max and Eddy are building for the future you can see that, I am the most impatient person you will ever meet, however with AFCB I have learnt to curb my enthusiasm over the years. So let us just wallow in the glory of Championship football and the genius of Eddy, and the very deep pockets of uncle Max, god bless him. These are glorious times people, enjoy them and just get behind the team and back Eddy all the way to the promised land, and just may be that troubled and friendless moron, Mike OxKnob might start to be positive about life regarding our beloved club. From Russia with love Max. U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]we are all enjoying the season, and the fact we have had the investment to purchase the players we needed, but I listened to the 90minute interview Jeff Mostyn gave, one of the important things he said was that around half of the clubs in the championship would not meet the fair play rules, and that AFCB were working hard to try and achieve this, as I understand the rules are that in the first year clubs must not incurr more than an 8 million pond loss, having seen Brighton show a loss 14m with the gates they get each home match, knowing the size of staff we have at the club and size of our gates also the spending we have made how can we be expected to show anything other than a substanial loss, if we do hopefully we will not have any debt but if we break the rules their is an automatic transfer embargo placed upon us, having gone through many seasons of struggle at the club going back to 1947 I would not like to see this happen again, we have to trust Max Demin to keep things under control, but if we are going to enjoy the present spending rush we must not be critical if things do not turn out the way we want them[/p][/quote]Fair play if you understand the FFP rules but I thought the key figure was 3m which is OK but only if Max puts his hand in his pocket and covers all losses between 3m and 8m as for transfers they will be spread over the length of the players contract there are also loads of thing to offset .I reckon EH/MD no what their doing, no surprise there then bobsworthforever
  • Score: 1

5:55pm Thu 6 Feb 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

jontee wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote: Max has every right to be pleased with the way things are going. I think there working to a plan of 4-5 years. I also think we are ahead of that plan i.e we went up a season early with the incredible results since Eddie came back. Thats why we had to rush the south stand installation. Anyone that thought we was going to do a Southampton and go straight through the leagues to the prem with our budget must be from a different planet from the rest of us. Ffp rules favor the big clubs so we need to run it well on the field and off with shrewd buying and selling over time. I,m not up on the Ffp but Jeff Mostyn said in his radio interview quite a few clubs would break them this season it will be Interesting to see what happens to which clubs Brighton have already losses of 14.7m. I think the max is 8.0m.
This was never going to be a promotion Season, there was no investment monies available whilst Mitchell remained here and he hung on as long as he could to get the best deal he could. Much of the mes he left behind has been cleaned up now and the Club's finances are being stabiliized. We are very lucky that Max Demin has patience, a long pocket and plans well ahead, perhaps Mr Oxbridge needs reminding that hiding behind an alias doesn't prevent the Police from acting and a number of Posters of offensive and slanderous comments have been arrested and charged recently.
1) When EM took over we were hurtling towards the Conference. When he left, we were in the Championship. He is the ONLY chairman we have had who has brought in significant outside investment. Sure he made a few mistakes along the way like anyone, but I wish more people would leave a mess behind them like that.
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2) Perhaps you can explain how posters can be arrested when neither their true ID or their address is known. Oh and by the way, defamation is not a crime. It’s purely a civil matter. Police not interested.
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You really do post a lot of tripe on here Mr SOC.
If we do fall foul of the ffp rules then Mitchell will be more culpable than any other individual at the club... Why do you think he was ousted, or do you still think he chose to go so abruptly.!!!
Mitchell may have achieved much whilst at the helm, but at what cost to our wealthy owner. We can only hope that his frivellous spending does not have a lasting legacy.
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: Max has every right to be pleased with the way things are going. I think there working to a plan of 4-5 years. I also think we are ahead of that plan i.e we went up a season early with the incredible results since Eddie came back. Thats why we had to rush the south stand installation. Anyone that thought we was going to do a Southampton and go straight through the leagues to the prem with our budget must be from a different planet from the rest of us. Ffp rules favor the big clubs so we need to run it well on the field and off with shrewd buying and selling over time. I,m not up on the Ffp but Jeff Mostyn said in his radio interview quite a few clubs would break them this season it will be Interesting to see what happens to which clubs Brighton have already losses of 14.7m. I think the max is 8.0m.[/p][/quote]This was never going to be a promotion Season, there was no investment monies available whilst Mitchell remained here and he hung on as long as he could to get the best deal he could. Much of the mes he left behind has been cleaned up now and the Club's finances are being stabiliized. We are very lucky that Max Demin has patience, a long pocket and plans well ahead, perhaps Mr Oxbridge needs reminding that hiding behind an alias doesn't prevent the Police from acting and a number of Posters of offensive and slanderous comments have been arrested and charged recently.[/p][/quote]1) When EM took over we were hurtling towards the Conference. When he left, we were in the Championship. He is the ONLY chairman we have had who has brought in significant outside investment. Sure he made a few mistakes along the way like anyone, but I wish more people would leave a mess behind them like that. . 2) Perhaps you can explain how posters can be arrested when neither their true ID or their address is known. Oh and by the way, defamation is not a crime. It’s purely a civil matter. Police not interested. . You really do post a lot of tripe on here Mr SOC.[/p][/quote]If we do fall foul of the ffp rules then Mitchell will be more culpable than any other individual at the club... Why do you think he was ousted, or do you still think he chose to go so abruptly.!!! Mitchell may have achieved much whilst at the helm, but at what cost to our wealthy owner. We can only hope that his frivellous spending does not have a lasting legacy. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: -1

8:26pm Thu 6 Feb 14

dustbindanny says...

Mr square old codger, what mess did Eddie Mitchell actually leave behind when he left, are you referring to the new Landscaped car park, the new training pitches, the new club shop or the new south stand and wasn't it Eddie Mitchell that introduced Mr Demin to our club AFC Bournemouth in the first place? I think I agree with JONTEE,s last sentence! But please tell us the mess he has left us in?
Mr square old codger, what mess did Eddie Mitchell actually leave behind when he left, are you referring to the new Landscaped car park, the new training pitches, the new club shop or the new south stand and wasn't it Eddie Mitchell that introduced Mr Demin to our club AFC Bournemouth in the first place? I think I agree with JONTEE,s last sentence! But please tell us the mess he has left us in? dustbindanny
  • Score: -2

8:48pm Thu 6 Feb 14

coops1965cherry says...

jontee wrote:
Square Old Codger wrote:
swanagecherrie wrote: Max has every right to be pleased with the way things are going. I think there working to a plan of 4-5 years. I also think we are ahead of that plan i.e we went up a season early with the incredible results since Eddie came back. Thats why we had to rush the south stand installation. Anyone that thought we was going to do a Southampton and go straight through the leagues to the prem with our budget must be from a different planet from the rest of us. Ffp rules favor the big clubs so we need to run it well on the field and off with shrewd buying and selling over time. I,m not up on the Ffp but Jeff Mostyn said in his radio interview quite a few clubs would break them this season it will be Interesting to see what happens to which clubs Brighton have already losses of 14.7m. I think the max is 8.0m.
This was never going to be a promotion Season, there was no investment monies available whilst Mitchell remained here and he hung on as long as he could to get the best deal he could. Much of the mes he left behind has been cleaned up now and the Club's finances are being stabiliized. We are very lucky that Max Demin has patience, a long pocket and plans well ahead, perhaps Mr Oxbridge needs reminding that hiding behind an alias doesn't prevent the Police from acting and a number of Posters of offensive and slanderous comments have been arrested and charged recently.
1) When EM took over we were hurtling towards the Conference. When he left, we were in the Championship. He is the ONLY chairman we have had who has brought in significant outside investment. Sure he made a few mistakes along the way like anyone, but I wish more people would leave a mess behind them like that.
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2) Perhaps you can explain how posters can be arrested when neither their true ID or their address is known. Oh and by the way, defamation is not a crime. It’s purely a civil matter. Police not interested.
.
You really do post a lot of tripe on here Mr SOC.
Christ almighty people steady on, lets keep a little perspective here shall we ?
Nobody wants to sue anyone here or send anyone to jail, after all this is an opinion site so keep it real eh !

Max and Eddy and i am sure Jeff Mostyn do know what they are doing. I appreciate that nobody really knows the extent of the regulations that govern the fair play rules system, however if anyone can think of anyone better placed than the three people that I have just mentioned to steer our club in a forward direction,

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]jontee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: Max has every right to be pleased with the way things are going. I think there working to a plan of 4-5 years. I also think we are ahead of that plan i.e we went up a season early with the incredible results since Eddie came back. Thats why we had to rush the south stand installation. Anyone that thought we was going to do a Southampton and go straight through the leagues to the prem with our budget must be from a different planet from the rest of us. Ffp rules favor the big clubs so we need to run it well on the field and off with shrewd buying and selling over time. I,m not up on the Ffp but Jeff Mostyn said in his radio interview quite a few clubs would break them this season it will be Interesting to see what happens to which clubs Brighton have already losses of 14.7m. I think the max is 8.0m.[/p][/quote]This was never going to be a promotion Season, there was no investment monies available whilst Mitchell remained here and he hung on as long as he could to get the best deal he could. Much of the mes he left behind has been cleaned up now and the Club's finances are being stabiliized. We are very lucky that Max Demin has patience, a long pocket and plans well ahead, perhaps Mr Oxbridge needs reminding that hiding behind an alias doesn't prevent the Police from acting and a number of Posters of offensive and slanderous comments have been arrested and charged recently.[/p][/quote]1) When EM took over we were hurtling towards the Conference. When he left, we were in the Championship. He is the ONLY chairman we have had who has brought in significant outside investment. Sure he made a few mistakes along the way like anyone, but I wish more people would leave a mess behind them like that. . 2) Perhaps you can explain how posters can be arrested when neither their true ID or their address is known. Oh and by the way, defamation is not a crime. It’s purely a civil matter. Police not interested. . You really do post a lot of tripe on here Mr SOC.[/p][/quote]Christ almighty people steady on, lets keep a little perspective here shall we ? Nobody wants to sue anyone here or send anyone to jail, after all this is an opinion site so keep it real eh ! Max and Eddy and i am sure Jeff Mostyn do know what they are doing. I appreciate that nobody really knows the extent of the regulations that govern the fair play rules system, however if anyone can think of anyone better placed than the three people that I have just mentioned to steer our club in a forward direction, U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 3

10:54pm Thu 6 Feb 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

dustbindanny wrote:
Mr square old codger, what mess did Eddie Mitchell actually leave behind when he left, are you referring to the new Landscaped car park, the new training pitches, the new club shop or the new south stand and wasn't it Eddie Mitchell that introduced Mr Demin to our club AFC Bournemouth in the first place? I think I agree with JONTEE,s last sentence! But please tell us the mess he has left us in?
I think you will find SOC is referring to the " financial mess " that Mitchell left behind. I couldn't argue that cosmeticaly he did a great job, but all those projects you have listed had one thing in common, he personally profited big-time by carrying out the works with his own contractors. Of course we will never know if the club was fleeced or not because Mitchell never invited rival quotes. My personal opinion is that the south stand project finally did for Mitchell as i believe it cost the club considerably
more than was quoted and Max finally lost patience.
Finally i would add that when Mitchell left he painted a picture that everything was frienly and ammicable between he & Max, well, his refusal of admission to his box for the Watford game and blurring out of images in ghe 360º picture from his 2 boxes would suggest otherwise, dont you think. This is my last comment on this subject since the man is no-longer, but clearly there are different points of view
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: Mr square old codger, what mess did Eddie Mitchell actually leave behind when he left, are you referring to the new Landscaped car park, the new training pitches, the new club shop or the new south stand and wasn't it Eddie Mitchell that introduced Mr Demin to our club AFC Bournemouth in the first place? I think I agree with JONTEE,s last sentence! But please tell us the mess he has left us in?[/p][/quote]I think you will find SOC is referring to the " financial mess " that Mitchell left behind. I couldn't argue that cosmeticaly he did a great job, but all those projects you have listed had one thing in common, he personally profited big-time by carrying out the works with his own contractors. Of course we will never know if the club was fleeced or not because Mitchell never invited rival quotes. My personal opinion is that the south stand project finally did for Mitchell as i believe it cost the club considerably more than was quoted and Max finally lost patience. Finally i would add that when Mitchell left he painted a picture that everything was frienly and ammicable between he & Max, well, his refusal of admission to his box for the Watford game and blurring out of images in ghe 360º picture from his 2 boxes would suggest otherwise, dont you think. This is my last comment on this subject since the man is no-longer, but clearly there are different points of view STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 0

3:24am Fri 7 Feb 14

Auzzi Cherry says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
dustbindanny wrote:
Mr square old codger, what mess did Eddie Mitchell actually leave behind when he left, are you referring to the new Landscaped car park, the new training pitches, the new club shop or the new south stand and wasn't it Eddie Mitchell that introduced Mr Demin to our club AFC Bournemouth in the first place? I think I agree with JONTEE,s last sentence! But please tell us the mess he has left us in?
I think you will find SOC is referring to the " financial mess " that Mitchell left behind. I couldn't argue that cosmeticaly he did a great job, but all those projects you have listed had one thing in common, he personally profited big-time by carrying out the works with his own contractors. Of course we will never know if the club was fleeced or not because Mitchell never invited rival quotes. My personal opinion is that the south stand project finally did for Mitchell as i believe it cost the club considerably
more than was quoted and Max finally lost patience.
Finally i would add that when Mitchell left he painted a picture that everything was frienly and ammicable between he & Max, well, his refusal of admission to his box for the Watford game and blurring out of images in ghe 360º picture from his 2 boxes would suggest otherwise, dont you think. This is my last comment on this subject since the man is no-longer, but clearly there are different points of view
At the end of the day, everyone knows that owners of football clubs don't make money. EM is a business man, abeit he has a questionable history but whether or not he came to AFCB with the intention of profiting from us no-one knows.

We now have a great looking stadium & class facilities that will attract players, sponsors etc to the club. We now have MD on board thanks to EM and given the stick he got throughout his time here (some of it well deserved) he stuck around and saw it out.

Were now sitting mid-table in the Championship with a great looking side.

If someone offered to do it all again, I wouldn't change anything. I don't see us sitting in a mess after EM turn as the head of the club. He practically brought us back from the ashes.

I say thank you EM & UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: Mr square old codger, what mess did Eddie Mitchell actually leave behind when he left, are you referring to the new Landscaped car park, the new training pitches, the new club shop or the new south stand and wasn't it Eddie Mitchell that introduced Mr Demin to our club AFC Bournemouth in the first place? I think I agree with JONTEE,s last sentence! But please tell us the mess he has left us in?[/p][/quote]I think you will find SOC is referring to the " financial mess " that Mitchell left behind. I couldn't argue that cosmeticaly he did a great job, but all those projects you have listed had one thing in common, he personally profited big-time by carrying out the works with his own contractors. Of course we will never know if the club was fleeced or not because Mitchell never invited rival quotes. My personal opinion is that the south stand project finally did for Mitchell as i believe it cost the club considerably more than was quoted and Max finally lost patience. Finally i would add that when Mitchell left he painted a picture that everything was frienly and ammicable between he & Max, well, his refusal of admission to his box for the Watford game and blurring out of images in ghe 360º picture from his 2 boxes would suggest otherwise, dont you think. This is my last comment on this subject since the man is no-longer, but clearly there are different points of view[/p][/quote]At the end of the day, everyone knows that owners of football clubs don't make money. EM is a business man, abeit he has a questionable history but whether or not he came to AFCB with the intention of profiting from us no-one knows. We now have a great looking stadium & class facilities that will attract players, sponsors etc to the club. We now have MD on board thanks to EM and given the stick he got throughout his time here (some of it well deserved) he stuck around and saw it out. Were now sitting mid-table in the Championship with a great looking side. If someone offered to do it all again, I wouldn't change anything. I don't see us sitting in a mess after EM turn as the head of the club. He practically brought us back from the ashes. I say thank you EM & UTCIAD Auzzi Cherry
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