Cherries: Echo banned by football club

Cherries: Echo banned by football club

Cherries: Echo banned by football club

First published in Sport

SO, unfortunately, it has come to this.

The Echo was yesterday informed, just four hours before kick-off against Brentford, that our reporters and photographers were no longer welcome at Seward Stadium.

The communication from Cherries media executive Max Fitzgerald brought to a head weeks of needless and childish screw-tightening by the football club that had initially started with Echo reporters being banned from asking questions in Lee Bradbury’s post-match press conferences.

Then, ahead of Saturday’s match against Carlisle, we were told we would not be permitted to stand in on any of Bradbury’s interviews and had to remain in the press box.

Yesterday, more than 100 years of Echo coverage of AFC Bournemouth was brought to a halt by a board, management team and press office hell bent on forcing this newspaper away from our local football club.

Since Eddie Mitchell took charge as chairman in June 2009, helping save the club from almost certain extinction following the ill-fated reign of Sport-6, AFC Bournemouth had received more than 700 back page lead stories from this newspaper.

That coverage, had Mitchell paid Echo advertising prices, would have set back the club in excess of £840,000.

During his tenure, the Echo sports team has run several campaigns aimed at assisting the club through the hard times.

Our ‘End the Transfer Embargo’ quest was greeted by a huge response from supporters sick and tired of the Football League continually penalising Eddie Howe and his squad.

Soon after that, we launched our ‘Bums on Seats’ campaign to help arrest worrying crowd figures, despite the club being on the verge of something really special. They were promoted in a blaze of glory that season.

Bradbury, a player at the time, would have seen all this, but it clearly did little to impress him.

Since becoming manager, Bradbury has taken it upon himself to make life increasingly difficult for our reporters.

Just last week, Bradbury phoned one of our reporters because he was upset at our back page headline ‘IMMATURE’.

Bradbury, for the record, described his players as “immature” during his post-match interview at Sheffield Wednesday in front of the written press.

Following that edition of the paper, Bradbury and the Cherries press office stopped our men attending post-match press conferences.

That phone call was just one of many made to our reporters by Bradbury in recent months, with the Cherries boss, for example, keen to express his displeasure at our story with former scout Des Taylor in January.

Taylor simply wanted to point out what a great signing Scott Malone had been.

Mitchell, meanwhile, a man who approaches his own customers aggressively on the pitch, interferes in the home dressing room and swears on national radio, felt our coverage of his much-publicised misdemeanours had been unfair and “negative”.

Mitchell has, in the recent past, tried to tell us which headlines to write and which stories to cover.

Earlier this month, Mitchell invited us to write a story on how Russian Maxim Demin was “investing in him” and urged us to plaster this piece all over the back page. Incidentally, Mitchell’s request came in the aftermath of his radio rant and Irena Demin’s half-time visit to the home dressing room.

However, after being told in no uncertain terms that he did not edit the newspaper, the conversation ended abruptly. No chairman of any football club has the right to dictate to a newspaper.

So, our message to Mitchell, Bradbury and the Cherries media team is this: Give our advertising representatives a call, because the days of editorial backing for your football club are over until such time as you come to terms with what ‘free press’ means.

With a vibrant non-league football scene, a rugby club on the verge the National League proper, a speedway club dubbed the Manchester United of its sport and, lest we forget, the Olympic Games on the horizon, it’s fair to say the Echo will be just fine without AFC Bournemouth.

That, however, doesn’t excuse the fact the club is letting down its supporters, its customers, many of whom travel miles to watch the team week in, week out and it truly is a crying shame that it has come to this.

The Echo, though, would like to wish the players and fans, both innocent parties in this pointless spat, all the very best for the rest of the season and beyond.

Up the Cherries.

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7:19am Wed 21 Mar 12

kinsonboy says...

Ok echo your challenge is to print stories of interest to supporters!
Ok echo your challenge is to print stories of interest to supporters! kinsonboy
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7:22am Wed 21 Mar 12

High Treason says...

Great news for Echo readers. No more boring drivel about a 3rd rate team and cowboy management. Maybe the Echo could do a survey on what percentage of the local population are interested in football, 20%? Eddie Mitchells loss but no doubt a few doubles will help him get over it.
Great news for Echo readers. No more boring drivel about a 3rd rate team and cowboy management. Maybe the Echo could do a survey on what percentage of the local population are interested in football, 20%? Eddie Mitchells loss but no doubt a few doubles will help him get over it. High Treason
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7:22am Wed 21 Mar 12

pokesdown1 says...

Stories of interest after last night?

Also,I do believe the players are culpable on the pitch.
Stories of interest after last night? Also,I do believe the players are culpable on the pitch. pokesdown1
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7:24am Wed 21 Mar 12

chunkie56 says...

After EM saying last season `if you don`t like whats happening at the club, go suppourt someone else`we did. Good games have been watched at St Mary`s, go on the Saints. The Echo could now give over the back page to more up and coming non-league teams, such as VERWOOD FC.(TOP OF THE LEAGUE). The Echo have to be congratulated for standing up to EM and Bradbury(bet EM was sorry he tied Bradbury to a long contract...!!!)
After EM saying last season `if you don`t like whats happening at the club, go suppourt someone else`we did. Good games have been watched at St Mary`s, go on the Saints. The Echo could now give over the back page to more up and coming non-league teams, such as VERWOOD FC.(TOP OF THE LEAGUE). The Echo have to be congratulated for standing up to EM and Bradbury(bet EM was sorry he tied Bradbury to a long contract...!!!) chunkie56
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7:24am Wed 21 Mar 12

ifordcherry says...

Agree 100% with the Echo...Mitchell you have made this club the laughing stock of English football...Plus the style of football Bradbury is dishing up is on a par with Jimmy Quinn.(But in fairness to Quinn he had no transfer chest to waste)...It is our football club,our Town and that is what it represents,so get a grip on reality Mitchell and understand its not all about you.
Agree 100% with the Echo...Mitchell you have made this club the laughing stock of English football...Plus the style of football Bradbury is dishing up is on a par with Jimmy Quinn.(But in fairness to Quinn he had no transfer chest to waste)...It is our football club,our Town and that is what it represents,so get a grip on reality Mitchell and understand its not all about you. ifordcherry
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7:26am Wed 21 Mar 12

common dog says...

I don't always think that this newspaper writes fantastic articles but for the football club to ban it is ridiculous.
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Obviously we do not know the clubs side of the argument, however, the club need publicity especially at a time like this when the management & board are coming under pressure due to a poor run of results. Luckily for the club we won last night otherwise the headlines could have been much worse.
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I would say to the club that they need to grow up and realise that they may not like everything that is written but they need the club to maintain ties with the local community.
I don't always think that this newspaper writes fantastic articles but for the football club to ban it is ridiculous. . Obviously we do not know the clubs side of the argument, however, the club need publicity especially at a time like this when the management & board are coming under pressure due to a poor run of results. Luckily for the club we won last night otherwise the headlines could have been much worse. . I would say to the club that they need to grow up and realise that they may not like everything that is written but they need the club to maintain ties with the local community. common dog
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7:28am Wed 21 Mar 12

Legend33 says...

"needless & childish"... Yes, but the echo are to blame here as well, it takes two tussle.
"needless & childish"... Yes, but the echo are to blame here as well, it takes two tussle. Legend33
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7:28am Wed 21 Mar 12

eaststandman says...

I'm still on football mode.

Ok, we won - just.



"you can put lipstick on a pig - but it's still a pig"

Awful football.
I'm still on football mode. Ok, we won - just. "you can put lipstick on a pig - but it's still a pig" Awful football. eaststandman
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7:32am Wed 21 Mar 12

Connor Robert says...

I thought the first half was again 'dire' last night though yet again go with two upfront and the team look better and more likely to score...Lyle however has not changed a bit, too little contribution to the team..worried Thomas is getting 'lower and lower' and needs too desperately a goal...thought Stockley put in a shift and battled for the cause..well done defence!
I thought the first half was again 'dire' last night though yet again go with two upfront and the team look better and more likely to score...Lyle however has not changed a bit, too little contribution to the team..worried Thomas is getting 'lower and lower' and needs too desperately a goal...thought Stockley put in a shift and battled for the cause..well done defence! Connor Robert
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7:40am Wed 21 Mar 12

eaststandman says...

Me thinks it would have been very, very much more prudent to have sent Stockley and the awful Taylor to Rochdale......


and kept Symesey.
Me thinks it would have been very, very much more prudent to have sent Stockley and the awful Taylor to Rochdale...... and kept Symesey. eaststandman
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7:45am Wed 21 Mar 12

Connor Robert says...

Me thinks some people have very short memories..
Me thinks some people have very short memories.. Connor Robert
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7:49am Wed 21 Mar 12

Cherry Bear says...

Absolute disgracve from AFCB, Bradbury is a complete ar*se licking lapdog who does exactly what Mitchell says. Unfortunately this will affect Echo sales as a percentage of readers only bought it for the sport / AFCB reports which is disgusting after all the support from them over the years. Chunkie, me too enjoying football at St. Marys, that was the only sense Mitchell has ever said to go and follow Southampton!
Absolute disgracve from AFCB, Bradbury is a complete ar*se licking lapdog who does exactly what Mitchell says. Unfortunately this will affect Echo sales as a percentage of readers only bought it for the sport / AFCB reports which is disgusting after all the support from them over the years. Chunkie, me too enjoying football at St. Marys, that was the only sense Mitchell has ever said to go and follow Southampton! Cherry Bear
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7:50am Wed 21 Mar 12

durotriges says...

To be fair on Bradbury, imagine having Mitchell as a boss. A man who doesn't understand what people mean by community.
I pity anyone who is still giving him the benefit of the doubt.
To be fair on Bradbury, imagine having Mitchell as a boss. A man who doesn't understand what people mean by community. I pity anyone who is still giving him the benefit of the doubt. durotriges
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7:56am Wed 21 Mar 12

N Smith says...

Last night was awful , how many saves did their goalkeeper have to make. Even though i am a season ticket holder i am seriously considering not going to the next game. As for banning the Echo grow up EM and start listening to your customers.Bradbury must go where the hell is Fletch?
Last night was awful , how many saves did their goalkeeper have to make. Even though i am a season ticket holder i am seriously considering not going to the next game. As for banning the Echo grow up EM and start listening to your customers.Bradbury must go where the hell is Fletch? N Smith
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7:57am Wed 21 Mar 12

CherryFarmer says...

Well, i always bought the Echo purely to read about the cherries in my lunch break. Won't bother now and won't need to log on here in future.....Echos loss....can they survive without my 45p every day??!!
Well, i always bought the Echo purely to read about the cherries in my lunch break. Won't bother now and won't need to log on here in future.....Echos loss....can they survive without my 45p every day??!! CherryFarmer
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7:59am Wed 21 Mar 12

Ferndown Steve says...

I've had problems over the years with the echo comments and jibes at various times !...
No loss in my opinion !

www.afcb.co.uk and
BBC Solent Sport are the main outlets for accurate information - NOT 'tittle-tattle' from the echo !!

UTC
I've had problems over the years with the echo comments and jibes at various times !... No loss in my opinion ! www.afcb.co.uk and BBC Solent Sport are the main outlets for accurate information - NOT 'tittle-tattle' from the echo !! UTC Ferndown Steve
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8:00am Wed 21 Mar 12

lostinessex says...

Totally disagree with the ban. i can understand the club's annoyance, however, with the Echo's persistently lukewarm approach (at best) to the club on its doorstep.

Perrett and Meldrum have for a long time undermined the club with their cynical journalism.

There was more to last season than playing the team down the road.

And this self-interested dross today is like an embittered child in the playground. The same could be said about the club but they are my club which I have chosen to support for over 50 years through thick and thin.

Oh and great goal Foggy. Thought it would be good to make a reference about football.

Up the Cherries!
Totally disagree with the ban. i can understand the club's annoyance, however, with the Echo's persistently lukewarm approach (at best) to the club on its doorstep. Perrett and Meldrum have for a long time undermined the club with their cynical journalism. There was more to last season than playing the team down the road. And this self-interested dross today is like an embittered child in the playground. The same could be said about the club but they are my club which I have chosen to support for over 50 years through thick and thin. Oh and great goal Foggy. Thought it would be good to make a reference about football. Up the Cherries! lostinessex
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8:02am Wed 21 Mar 12

AndyAFCB says...

The Echo, had a lucky escape last night. Total drivel served up. The search for entertainment at Dean Court, continues!
The Echo, had a lucky escape last night. Total drivel served up. The search for entertainment at Dean Court, continues! AndyAFCB
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8:04am Wed 21 Mar 12

Cherry Bear says...

N Smith wrote:
Last night was awful , how many saves did their goalkeeper have to make. Even though i am a season ticket holder i am seriously considering not going to the next game. As for banning the Echo grow up EM and start listening to your customers.Bradbury must go where the hell is Fletch?
where the hell is Fletch???
[quote][p][bold]N Smith[/bold] wrote: Last night was awful , how many saves did their goalkeeper have to make. Even though i am a season ticket holder i am seriously considering not going to the next game. As for banning the Echo grow up EM and start listening to your customers.Bradbury must go where the hell is Fletch?[/p][/quote]where the hell is Fletch??? Cherry Bear
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8:11am Wed 21 Mar 12

dc addict says...

eaststandman wrote:
Me thinks it would have been very, very much more prudent to have sent Stockley and the awful Taylor to Rochdale...... and kept Symesey.
The irony will not be lost on many of us. Symes is told by LB that he is another place down the pecking order and goes to Rochdale. We then watch the young and inexperienced Stockley and Taylor struggle against a very average Brentford. Well done Bradbury.
And before Conor Robert comments again about short memories, I have always supported Symes on these forums. I must now say, after last night, that LB must go for the sake of AFCB.
As for the content of this article, I am absolutely staggered. Neither EM or LB have any right to make demands on the Echo. They clearly do not realise that the back page is what brings in the "floating supporter". Who knows or cares about their stupid radio station, on a wave length that was reserved for a POOLE based company. EM has done great things for AFCB but the nature of the man will lead to more trouble in the days ahead. The Echo should now go head to head with EM. They have nothing to lose.
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: Me thinks it would have been very, very much more prudent to have sent Stockley and the awful Taylor to Rochdale...... and kept Symesey.[/p][/quote]The irony will not be lost on many of us. Symes is told by LB that he is another place down the pecking order and goes to Rochdale. We then watch the young and inexperienced Stockley and Taylor struggle against a very average Brentford. Well done Bradbury. And before Conor Robert comments again about short memories, I have always supported Symes on these forums. I must now say, after last night, that LB must go for the sake of AFCB. As for the content of this article, I am absolutely staggered. Neither EM or LB have any right to make demands on the Echo. They clearly do not realise that the back page is what brings in the "floating supporter". Who knows or cares about their stupid radio station, on a wave length that was reserved for a POOLE based company. EM has done great things for AFCB but the nature of the man will lead to more trouble in the days ahead. The Echo should now go head to head with EM. They have nothing to lose. dc addict
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8:13am Wed 21 Mar 12

WHYNOT says...

not surprised with this story the echo are only interested in negative news coming out of the club (no mention about the free travel to sheff wed), time for echo head office to sack the scummers that report on our club who are hell bent on stirring up as much trouble as they can and get some reporters in who support the club
not surprised with this story the echo are only interested in negative news coming out of the club (no mention about the free travel to sheff wed), time for echo head office to sack the scummers that report on our club who are hell bent on stirring up as much trouble as they can and get some reporters in who support the club WHYNOT
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8:29am Wed 21 Mar 12

RedhillPete says...

Sad state of affairs. Footballs not been good & EM has made his own headlines, but Echo all too happy to make the most of it with negative reporting.

I am very disappointed with Clubs approach, but all the Echo's self-trumpeted support has barely been apparent this season. No name to this story, wonder why?
Sad state of affairs. Footballs not been good & EM has made his own headlines, but Echo all too happy to make the most of it with negative reporting. I am very disappointed with Clubs approach, but all the Echo's self-trumpeted support has barely been apparent this season. No name to this story, wonder why? RedhillPete
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8:30am Wed 21 Mar 12

BonnieANDClyde says...

100 PC BACKING FOR THE NEWSPAPER - LET MITCHELL BRADBURY GO JUMP And take the 4000 and falling SYCHOPHANTIC so called fans with them ..The REAL Fans that care and want change have stopped GOING ..Those REAL fans will be back when Mitchell has GONE and i dont think it will be long '.Yours THE REAL FANS .
100 PC BACKING FOR THE NEWSPAPER - LET MITCHELL BRADBURY GO JUMP And take the 4000 and falling SYCHOPHANTIC so called fans with them ..The REAL Fans that care and want change have stopped GOING ..Those REAL fans will be back when Mitchell has GONE and i dont think it will be long '.Yours THE REAL FANS . BonnieANDClyde
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8:32am Wed 21 Mar 12

djd says...

Why can't I read the 21 comments made on this story ???
Why can't I read the 21 comments made on this story ??? djd
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8:32am Wed 21 Mar 12

djd says...

djd wrote:
Why can't I read the 21 comments made on this story ???
OK, I can now thanks.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: Why can't I read the 21 comments made on this story ???[/p][/quote]OK, I can now thanks. djd
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8:33am Wed 21 Mar 12

db1477 says...

How about a report on last night ? Well here goes !!!!
At the age of 34 and having been a cherries supporter since the age of 16 ( enjoyed the great days of steve robinson, john bailey, stein, defoe, mohammed bertie etc) this has to have been my least favourite night at DC.
The standard of football was awful, just a good job Brentford were like a Sunday morning team giving us the opportunity of scraping a 1-0.
Our team has no shape, no desire and clueless in front of goal. Our management are surely to blame and as for that builder the sooner he shuts up the better. No decent manager wants to be EMs puppet so we have to settle for clueless Bradbury.
45 mins of class from Mcdonald and the hard work of fogden were the highlight in a very poor night. 4000 cherries fans surely awaiting the final whistle so we could all go home. To be honest there was not much to report so the echo have not missed much. Maybe I will have to head up the m27 to enjoy a decent team ( as advised earlier this season ) joke by the way I would rather follow Jossies giants.
Danny ( wishing a new set up for next season to include a back seat chairman, a quality experienced manager and a push at the championship with some good support and positive reporting. )
How about a report on last night ? Well here goes !!!! At the age of 34 and having been a cherries supporter since the age of 16 ( enjoyed the great days of steve robinson, john bailey, stein, defoe, mohammed bertie etc) this has to have been my least favourite night at DC. The standard of football was awful, just a good job Brentford were like a Sunday morning team giving us the opportunity of scraping a 1-0. Our team has no shape, no desire and clueless in front of goal. Our management are surely to blame and as for that builder the sooner he shuts up the better. No decent manager wants to be EMs puppet so we have to settle for clueless Bradbury. 45 mins of class from Mcdonald and the hard work of fogden were the highlight in a very poor night. 4000 cherries fans surely awaiting the final whistle so we could all go home. To be honest there was not much to report so the echo have not missed much. Maybe I will have to head up the m27 to enjoy a decent team ( as advised earlier this season ) joke by the way I would rather follow Jossies giants. Danny ( wishing a new set up for next season to include a back seat chairman, a quality experienced manager and a push at the championship with some good support and positive reporting. ) db1477
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8:33am Wed 21 Mar 12

afcb-mark says...

Some of you have very short memories. The Echo came in for some real flack when they supported Mitchell through all of the troubles last season. They have not always tried to put him or the club down, just the opposite. The breaking point for them was Mitchell's drunken pitch rant and the Echo rightfully told it how it was.

Who do Mitchell and Bradbury think they are? If Bradbury doesn't want to be quoted he should keep his mouth shut and not belittle the players in his post match interviews.

As for Mitchell, well I think all that needs to be said about him has already been said. The pair of them deserve each other.

I think 4300 Bournemouth supporters answers the question of how the fans feel.
Some of you have very short memories. The Echo came in for some real flack when they supported Mitchell through all of the troubles last season. They have not always tried to put him or the club down, just the opposite. The breaking point for them was Mitchell's drunken pitch rant and the Echo rightfully told it how it was. Who do Mitchell and Bradbury think they are? If Bradbury doesn't want to be quoted he should keep his mouth shut and not belittle the players in his post match interviews. As for Mitchell, well I think all that needs to be said about him has already been said. The pair of them deserve each other. I think 4300 Bournemouth supporters answers the question of how the fans feel. afcb-mark
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8:36am Wed 21 Mar 12

DansAFCB says...

WHYNOT wrote:
not surprised with this story the echo are only interested in negative news coming out of the club (no mention about the free travel to sheff wed), time for echo head office to sack the scummers that report on our club who are hell bent on stirring up as much trouble as they can and get some reporters in who support the club
Totally agree! The Echo reporters are woeful, most of the stories are copied from our official site! They started this spat with the club thru negativity! So now perret and meldrum you can go and support scummers properly, how pathetic this report is again stirring.... No lost to me, it will be your jobs in the end lost, the echo is half the size it was now! As for the supporters sticking up for OHEC please remember over time you have all moaned about the reports or lack of coming out of the Echo! Wind blows comes to mind!

As for game last night well done to all involved, the monkey around the neck has gone, play offs still there for us! The only negative was Taylor, sorry but he hasn't got it at this level! Bring in Fletch and bring back Symes now he is match fit! Roll on Saturday, I will be there cheering on the boys! UTCIAD!
[quote][p][bold]WHYNOT[/bold] wrote: not surprised with this story the echo are only interested in negative news coming out of the club (no mention about the free travel to sheff wed), time for echo head office to sack the scummers that report on our club who are hell bent on stirring up as much trouble as they can and get some reporters in who support the club[/p][/quote]Totally agree! The Echo reporters are woeful, most of the stories are copied from our official site! They started this spat with the club thru negativity! So now perret and meldrum you can go and support scummers properly, how pathetic this report is again stirring.... No lost to me, it will be your jobs in the end lost, the echo is half the size it was now! As for the supporters sticking up for OHEC please remember over time you have all moaned about the reports or lack of coming out of the Echo! Wind blows comes to mind! As for game last night well done to all involved, the monkey around the neck has gone, play offs still there for us! The only negative was Taylor, sorry but he hasn't got it at this level! Bring in Fletch and bring back Symes now he is match fit! Roll on Saturday, I will be there cheering on the boys! UTCIAD! DansAFCB
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8:43am Wed 21 Mar 12

AFCBade says...

The football club needs to grow up and realise that it needs to promote the club to get more fans in. In turn the echo needs to grow up too as too often it appears you just want to stir things up. As usual it's the fans who suffer. As for last night thought the players worked very hard for the win and great to see such team spirit
The football club needs to grow up and realise that it needs to promote the club to get more fans in. In turn the echo needs to grow up too as too often it appears you just want to stir things up. As usual it's the fans who suffer. As for last night thought the players worked very hard for the win and great to see such team spirit AFCBade
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8:46am Wed 21 Mar 12

BonnieANDClyde says...

I believe this is Mitchells last stand before going .The Man is Clearly sick and cares nothing for the Club or supporters .
I believe this is Mitchells last stand before going .The Man is Clearly sick and cares nothing for the Club or supporters . BonnieANDClyde
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8:52am Wed 21 Mar 12

Brock_and_Roll says...

Well done the Echo!!! The Echo and AFCB will both be around long after Mitchell and Bradbury are gone (which may not be that long!) and I am sure future owners/managers will appreciate the value of all the free coverage.

In the meantime, lets see lots of grass roots football, speedway, local cricket, rugby etc !!!
Well done the Echo!!! The Echo and AFCB will both be around long after Mitchell and Bradbury are gone (which may not be that long!) and I am sure future owners/managers will appreciate the value of all the free coverage. In the meantime, lets see lots of grass roots football, speedway, local cricket, rugby etc !!! Brock_and_Roll
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8:53am Wed 21 Mar 12

bicameral says...

This is typical Mitchell, yet fools like Ferndown Pete and WHYNOT still back him. Mitchell tells AFCB fans if you don't do as he says go to Southampton, His swearing on 5 is (according to these 'fans' the radio stations fault, the Echo has to be positive - or bebanned. He's a bully with some strange little followers. Forget AFCB. If theres 5000 football fans get off your backsides and go to the local non league games, supplort other local sport or even save your money and play sport yourself. Maybe thats too much.
This is typical Mitchell, yet fools like Ferndown Pete and WHYNOT still back him. Mitchell tells AFCB fans if you don't do as he says go to Southampton, His swearing on 5 is (according to these 'fans' the radio stations fault, the Echo has to be positive - or bebanned. He's a bully with some strange little followers. Forget AFCB. If theres 5000 football fans get off your backsides and go to the local non league games, supplort other local sport or even save your money and play sport yourself. Maybe thats too much. bicameral
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8:54am Wed 21 Mar 12

afcbjennie says...

Well done Mitchell, if anyone was in any doubt that you're a bullying drunken fool banning the Echo proves it beyond any doubt. A 'free press' is one of the foundation stones of a 'free society' Otherwise we have what China, North Korea and some Middle Eastern countries have. Now that the Echo reporters have some more time on their hands they want to spend it on some investigative journalism and report on some of Mitchell's questionable business dealings. If Mitchell wants to declare war on the Echo take him on and show him what a 'free press' can really do. When it was reported that the sponsors of the stadium had in effect gone bust, one of the suggestions of the day was the the stadium should now be renamed 'The Laundry' Has a much better ring to it than the Seward Stadium!!
Well done Mitchell, if anyone was in any doubt that you're a bullying drunken fool banning the Echo proves it beyond any doubt. A 'free press' is one of the foundation stones of a 'free society' Otherwise we have what China, North Korea and some Middle Eastern countries have. Now that the Echo reporters have some more time on their hands they want to spend it on some investigative journalism and report on some of Mitchell's questionable business dealings. If Mitchell wants to declare war on the Echo take him on and show him what a 'free press' can really do. When it was reported that the sponsors of the stadium had in effect gone bust, one of the suggestions of the day was the the stadium should now be renamed 'The Laundry' Has a much better ring to it than the Seward Stadium!! afcbjennie
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8:59am Wed 21 Mar 12

Tommo. says...

eaststandman wrote:
I'm still on football mode. Ok, we won - just. "you can put lipstick on a pig - but it's still a pig" Awful football.
Utter dross, the echo reporters should think themselves lucky that they didn't get to watch that crap.
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: I'm still on football mode. Ok, we won - just. "you can put lipstick on a pig - but it's still a pig" Awful football.[/p][/quote]Utter dross, the echo reporters should think themselves lucky that they didn't get to watch that crap. Tommo.
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9:00am Wed 21 Mar 12

Jawesotherhalf says...

So when the Olympics have passed and the speedway season has gone and circulation has dropped. The echo will understand that Club and Paper need each other.

I can understand any paper wanting to publish and edit how it wishes, however I can also understand any manager who wants to protect his players. Also any chairman wishing to strongly influence a story.

We have arrived at a time for knocking of heads together! and if Acas could help although outside their remit it would help. As we are in a situation where in my opinion both the echo and football club are letting their readers and fans down.
So when the Olympics have passed and the speedway season has gone and circulation has dropped. The echo will understand that Club and Paper need each other. I can understand any paper wanting to publish and edit how it wishes, however I can also understand any manager who wants to protect his players. Also any chairman wishing to strongly influence a story. We have arrived at a time for knocking of heads together! and if Acas could help although outside their remit it would help. As we are in a situation where in my opinion both the echo and football club are letting their readers and fans down. Jawesotherhalf
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9:00am Wed 21 Mar 12

southcoastmatt says...

A crowd of Four Thousand, Five Hundred and Sixty Three is all that needs to be said.

Why on earth would a Football club, with dwindling supporters, choose to part company with the local rag?

With free press at the end of an email or phone call, what marketing professional is going to turn this down? I'm sorry Eddie, but this is one step to far. With the extremely poor football on offer, continual amateur service in the concourses and drunken outbursts - this form of dictatorship is not whats required at a community club, my club.

I will not be renewing my season ticket next year.

Eddie, take a look at yourself and have a word.
A crowd of Four Thousand, Five Hundred and Sixty Three is all that needs to be said. Why on earth would a Football club, with dwindling supporters, choose to part company with the local rag? With free press at the end of an email or phone call, what marketing professional is going to turn this down? I'm sorry Eddie, but this is one step to far. With the extremely poor football on offer, continual amateur service in the concourses and drunken outbursts - this form of dictatorship is not whats required at a community club, my club. I will not be renewing my season ticket next year. Eddie, take a look at yourself and have a word. southcoastmatt
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9:07am Wed 21 Mar 12

ASM says...

VERY SAD DAY IN THE HISTORY OF AFCB and the echo- THE ECHO HAS BEEN GREAT OVER THE YEARS

"Mitchell has, in the recent past, tried to tell us which headlines to write and which stories to cover.

Earlier this month, Mitchell invited us to write a story on how Russian Maxim Demin was “investing in him” and urged us to plaster this piece all over the back page."

For too long, it is clear Mitchell has been dictating the bournemouth vitals and echo website (the only afcb fans forums there are) I was banned several times for pointing out my disgust on stripping our championship bound side to pieces and setting up what was at the start of the season a pub team - now they have invested in the team again and we have some great players SO why not work together with the echo during these good times - this will see a massive drop in the gates and sale of the echo - everyone loses
- as for bradders I think he has every right to phone up and complain about the immature headline - bradders conducts himself very well with the media and this is how we Bournemouth fans can see what a genuinely nice bloke he is (even if he is too afraid to bite the hand that feeds him)
our recent form has been unacceptable, but a great performance last night will hopefully restore self belief in the players and manager
I FEAR THIS NEWS WILL SEE GATES DROP EVEN FURTHER AND THE ECHO AND AFCB WILL BOTH GO BUST IF SALES (TICKETS AND PAPERS) CONTINUE TO DROP
VERY SAD DAY IN THE HISTORY OF AFCB and the echo- THE ECHO HAS BEEN GREAT OVER THE YEARS "Mitchell has, in the recent past, tried to tell us which headlines to write and which stories to cover. Earlier this month, Mitchell invited us to write a story on how Russian Maxim Demin was “investing in him” and urged us to plaster this piece all over the back page." For too long, it is clear Mitchell has been dictating the bournemouth vitals and echo website (the only afcb fans forums there are) I was banned several times for pointing out my disgust on stripping our championship bound side to pieces and setting up what was at the start of the season a pub team - now they have invested in the team again and we have some great players SO why not work together with the echo during these good times - this will see a massive drop in the gates and sale of the echo - everyone loses - as for bradders I think he has every right to phone up and complain about the immature headline - bradders conducts himself very well with the media and this is how we Bournemouth fans can see what a genuinely nice bloke he is (even if he is too afraid to bite the hand that feeds him) our recent form has been unacceptable, but a great performance last night will hopefully restore self belief in the players and manager I FEAR THIS NEWS WILL SEE GATES DROP EVEN FURTHER AND THE ECHO AND AFCB WILL BOTH GO BUST IF SALES (TICKETS AND PAPERS) CONTINUE TO DROP ASM
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9:08am Wed 21 Mar 12

simong says...

This whole saga is pathetic, the Echo loses sales, as many I know only buy the paper for it's coverage of AFCB and the club loses it's free publicity. The biggest loser though are the paying customers of both, but stuff them eh !!
On the pitch another awful display, I don't know what Bradbury has bagdes in but I'm fairly certain they aren't related to football coaching, the bloke hasn't a clue !
This whole saga is pathetic, the Echo loses sales, as many I know only buy the paper for it's coverage of AFCB and the club loses it's free publicity. The biggest loser though are the paying customers of both, but stuff them eh !! On the pitch another awful display, I don't know what Bradbury has bagdes in but I'm fairly certain they aren't related to football coaching, the bloke hasn't a clue ! simong
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9:08am Wed 21 Mar 12

lockandload says...

I didnt go last night which was the first home game all season I missed. I am not a season ticket holder so the club directly lost money from me last night.
Why should I go and watch rubbish sunday league Bradbury football. I like many others have had enough of a chairman that doesnt listen to the fans. Its our club not his toy.
I listened on the radio and if anyone tells me AFCB played well then their on another planet.
Brentford turned up with only 300+ supporters and were deflated because their top scorer has being sold and AFCB had their lowest attendance of the season.Now I am sure people will say " oh what do you expect its a mid week game or it was cold or there was something on TV"
Rubbish!
The club is slipping. The football played is not enjoyable and now the Chairman has banned the local paper that blindly supported Mitchell til his pitch invasion.
Now if I was the Echo I would start investigating the clubs accounts, mr Demin and the whole Mitchell's family involvement in OUR club!
As a footnote if people are interested there is a Diehard livelong Large group of supporters going to watch Bournemouth away at Sheffield united on April 7.
Bradbury you dish up clueless football expect to hear your name being chanted VERY LOUDLY
I didnt go last night which was the first home game all season I missed. I am not a season ticket holder so the club directly lost money from me last night. Why should I go and watch rubbish sunday league Bradbury football. I like many others have had enough of a chairman that doesnt listen to the fans. Its our club not his toy. I listened on the radio and if anyone tells me AFCB played well then their on another planet. Brentford turned up with only 300+ supporters and were deflated because their top scorer has being sold and AFCB had their lowest attendance of the season.Now I am sure people will say " oh what do you expect its a mid week game or it was cold or there was something on TV" Rubbish! The club is slipping. The football played is not enjoyable and now the Chairman has banned the local paper that blindly supported Mitchell til his pitch invasion. Now if I was the Echo I would start investigating the clubs accounts, mr Demin and the whole Mitchell's family involvement in OUR club! As a footnote if people are interested there is a Diehard livelong Large group of supporters going to watch Bournemouth away at Sheffield united on April 7. Bradbury you dish up clueless football expect to hear your name being chanted VERY LOUDLY lockandload
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9:09am Wed 21 Mar 12

Piston_Broke says...

Does this mean we can now be referred to in the press as "Small South Coast Club"? It didn't seem to do Saints much harm! Great night for SFC yesterday. The Premier League beckons. Marching in!
Many thanks, Eddie & Co.
Me - AFCB 100% since 1970.
Does this mean we can now be referred to in the press as "Small South Coast Club"? It didn't seem to do Saints much harm! Great night for SFC yesterday. The Premier League beckons. Marching in! Many thanks, Eddie & Co. Me - AFCB 100% since 1970. Piston_Broke
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9:10am Wed 21 Mar 12

andyjb10 says...

WHYNOT wrote:
not surprised with this story the echo are only interested in negative news coming out of the club (no mention about the free travel to sheff wed), time for echo head office to sack the scummers that report on our club who are hell bent on stirring up as much trouble as they can and get some reporters in who support the club
Spot on. The Echo are to blame and have knocked the team and EM at every chance. Shame on the reporters.
[quote][p][bold]WHYNOT[/bold] wrote: not surprised with this story the echo are only interested in negative news coming out of the club (no mention about the free travel to sheff wed), time for echo head office to sack the scummers that report on our club who are hell bent on stirring up as much trouble as they can and get some reporters in who support the club[/p][/quote]Spot on. The Echo are to blame and have knocked the team and EM at every chance. Shame on the reporters. andyjb10
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9:11am Wed 21 Mar 12

John Peek says...

There is one good post on here, the rest is drivel. There is only one vital point here, and that is the freedom of the Press. AFCB must be run by morons to make this decision. The rest of the media should now boycott this club, and all supporters should stay away until Freedom of the Press is restored!
There is one good post on here, the rest is drivel. There is only one vital point here, and that is the freedom of the Press. AFCB must be run by morons to make this decision. The rest of the media should now boycott this club, and all supporters should stay away until Freedom of the Press is restored! John Peek
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9:12am Wed 21 Mar 12

nonnogeppetto says...

If everyone who says things that EM didn’t’ like were to be banned from Dean Court there will come a time soon when only the board and the stewards (they would not be needed anyway) will be watching the game. No doubt I can be banned for saying this on here publically. Humility is hard to come by these days but as far as the powers to be at DC is concerned they wouldn’t know humility if it smacked them in the face. Some weeks ago EM urged the crowd to flock in now that new players had been bought however he failed to say that we were going to turn those good players into has-beens in a matter of weeks and send the good ones we had to play for Rochdale and elsewhere.

Any chance of banning the management team from Dean Court?
If everyone who says things that EM didn’t’ like were to be banned from Dean Court there will come a time soon when only the board and the stewards (they would not be needed anyway) will be watching the game. No doubt I can be banned for saying this on here publically. Humility is hard to come by these days but as far as the powers to be at DC is concerned they wouldn’t know humility if it smacked them in the face. Some weeks ago EM urged the crowd to flock in now that new players had been bought however he failed to say that we were going to turn those good players into has-beens in a matter of weeks and send the good ones we had to play for Rochdale and elsewhere. Any chance of banning the management team from Dean Court? nonnogeppetto
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9:15am Wed 21 Mar 12

nonnogeppetto says...

PS
I meant to say that this means that EM no longer reads the Echo so we can say what we like!!!
PS I meant to say that this means that EM no longer reads the Echo so we can say what we like!!! nonnogeppetto
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9:16am Wed 21 Mar 12

InkZ says...

What a stupid naive move. I never followed Bournemouth until I started reading about Eddie Howes team in the echo and it got me interested a couple of years ago.

Without that I never would have gone to any games.

They will only hurt their own pockets.
What a stupid naive move. I never followed Bournemouth until I started reading about Eddie Howes team in the echo and it got me interested a couple of years ago. Without that I never would have gone to any games. They will only hurt their own pockets. InkZ
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9:17am Wed 21 Mar 12

goodoldecho says...

'It was the Sun wot won it '.... good of the Echo to take the credit for turning things round in the past when all they do is print negative stories now. Unfortunately this is something they seem to do across the whole paper not jsut the back pages.

Personally I am glad they have been shown the door by the club.

Didn't go last night, but good to see a win.
'It was the Sun wot won it '.... good of the Echo to take the credit for turning things round in the past when all they do is print negative stories now. Unfortunately this is something they seem to do across the whole paper not jsut the back pages. Personally I am glad they have been shown the door by the club. Didn't go last night, but good to see a win. goodoldecho
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9:25am Wed 21 Mar 12

Cherry Bear says...

simong wrote:
This whole saga is pathetic, the Echo loses sales, as many I know only buy the paper for it's coverage of AFCB and the club loses it's free publicity. The biggest loser though are the paying customers of both, but stuff them eh !!
On the pitch another awful display, I don't know what Bradbury has bagdes in but I'm fairly certain they aren't related to football coaching, the bloke hasn't a clue !
"I don't know what Bradbury has bagdes in but I'm fairly certain they aren't related to football coaching, the bloke hasn't a clue !"

I have seen his old cub scout top & it has badges the length of its arm!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]simong[/bold] wrote: This whole saga is pathetic, the Echo loses sales, as many I know only buy the paper for it's coverage of AFCB and the club loses it's free publicity. The biggest loser though are the paying customers of both, but stuff them eh !! On the pitch another awful display, I don't know what Bradbury has bagdes in but I'm fairly certain they aren't related to football coaching, the bloke hasn't a clue ![/p][/quote]"I don't know what Bradbury has bagdes in but I'm fairly certain they aren't related to football coaching, the bloke hasn't a clue !" I have seen his old cub scout top & it has badges the length of its arm!!!!! Cherry Bear
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9:27am Wed 21 Mar 12

chawtoncherry says...

Good old playground stuff this. But rarely in life are these things black and white. It is easy to criticise at a distance - you do not risk getting punched on the nose for example. I am sure that EM is no saint, and I do not know enough about him to comment on the rights and wrongs of this situation.

What I do know however as a retired lawyer is that many of the things that the Echo has allowed to be published on these blogs has by any normal standards been defamatory. I would say to many of those bloggers, what would your reaction be if a newspaper repeatedly called you a liar, drunkard or crook? I guess that EM has simply had enough.

To the Echo I would say this. There are a great many people like me who live many miles away who rely on you to keep us up to date. You are doing yourselves no service if you do not sort this mess out.
Good old playground stuff this. But rarely in life are these things black and white. It is easy to criticise at a distance - you do not risk getting punched on the nose for example. I am sure that EM is no saint, and I do not know enough about him to comment on the rights and wrongs of this situation. What I do know however as a retired lawyer is that many of the things that the Echo has allowed to be published on these blogs has by any normal standards been defamatory. I would say to many of those bloggers, what would your reaction be if a newspaper repeatedly called you a liar, drunkard or crook? I guess that EM has simply had enough. To the Echo I would say this. There are a great many people like me who live many miles away who rely on you to keep us up to date. You are doing yourselves no service if you do not sort this mess out. chawtoncherry
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9:30am Wed 21 Mar 12

nonnogeppetto says...

Just thought about it. It must be the Russian influence they are not too keen on free press are they!!!
Just thought about it. It must be the Russian influence they are not too keen on free press are they!!! nonnogeppetto
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9:30am Wed 21 Mar 12

The Renegade Master says...

Well done to the Daily Echo on finally doing what most of us said you should have done months ago!
I sincerely hope that you will now no longer print a single article about AFC Bournemouth until the idiots in charge at the club either come crawling back to you and apologise or they are no longer connected with the club.
It's must surely be clear now for all to see that Mitchell and Bradbury are out of their depth as a League One chairman and manager respectively. In fact they are not fit and proper people to be associated with OUR club at all and the sooner they both get the h*ll out of there the better.
Well done to the Daily Echo on finally doing what most of us said you should have done months ago! I sincerely hope that you will now no longer print a single article about AFC Bournemouth until the idiots in charge at the club either come crawling back to you and apologise or they are no longer connected with the club. It's must surely be clear now for all to see that Mitchell and Bradbury are out of their depth as a League One chairman and manager respectively. In fact they are not fit and proper people to be associated with OUR club at all and the sooner they both get the h*ll out of there the better. The Renegade Master
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9:33am Wed 21 Mar 12

mgdrreams says...

BUT WE WON!!

A better display. Best we have played for weeks. We get a battling win against a team ABOVE us in league and still people moan on. And who ever were the muppets saying get more men forward in injury time need to get their head sorted. We were winning and didn't want too lose.
That all said Bradbury out!
BUT WE WON!! A better display. Best we have played for weeks. We get a battling win against a team ABOVE us in league and still people moan on. And who ever were the muppets saying get more men forward in injury time need to get their head sorted. We were winning and didn't want too lose. That all said Bradbury out! mgdrreams
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9:37am Wed 21 Mar 12

webgremlin says...

If there are only negative stories coming out of the club, that's what will be reported. I find it hilarious how so many of you criticise the standard of football and the conduct of the Chairman, then slam the Echo for reporting just that!

Eddie Mitchell has no right to ban free press. If he wants more positive stories to be written, then there must be more positivity at the club. Banning the media and then employing his own writers? He must have taken advice from Kim Jong-il or another communist dictator. He's an utter control freak.

I will not be renewing my season ticket next year.
If there are only negative stories coming out of the club, that's what will be reported. I find it hilarious how so many of you criticise the standard of football and the conduct of the Chairman, then slam the Echo for reporting just that! Eddie Mitchell has no right to ban free press. If he wants more positive stories to be written, then there must be more positivity at the club. Banning the media and then employing his own writers? He must have taken advice from Kim Jong-il or another communist dictator. He's an utter control freak. I will not be renewing my season ticket next year. webgremlin
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9:37am Wed 21 Mar 12

devon fan says...

what a mess, both parties must share some blame for the position they now find themselves in, but the club has a lot to learn about the public they require to support them, continued poor performances will only succeed in driving more fans away and Mitchell and Bradbury seem unable to wake up to the facts, if Mr Demin is really determined to make this club a success then please take control and clear the club of its deadwood
what a mess, both parties must share some blame for the position they now find themselves in, but the club has a lot to learn about the public they require to support them, continued poor performances will only succeed in driving more fans away and Mitchell and Bradbury seem unable to wake up to the facts, if Mr Demin is really determined to make this club a success then please take control and clear the club of its deadwood devon fan
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9:44am Wed 21 Mar 12

Afcbpete says...

WHYNOT wrote:
not surprised with this story the echo are only interested in negative news coming out of the club (no mention about the free travel to sheff wed), time for echo head office to sack the scummers that report on our club who are hell bent on stirring up as much trouble as they can and get some reporters in who support the club
You are absolutely right and I said so several weeks ago. I was not going to post on here anymore, but as I felt sure most would be backing this apology for a local paper I felt it necessary to say my bit. I REPEAT what I'd said a while ago, the powers on high have told all the reporters to be more "Tabloid" in their reporting, hence the Mrs Demin story which lets face it was just a jumped up pack of lies, sticking your head round the door is hardly a team talk, wrong though it was. So for once I'm with Mitchell on this and this Scummer run rag can disappear off our shelves for all I care!!!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]WHYNOT[/bold] wrote: not surprised with this story the echo are only interested in negative news coming out of the club (no mention about the free travel to sheff wed), time for echo head office to sack the scummers that report on our club who are hell bent on stirring up as much trouble as they can and get some reporters in who support the club[/p][/quote]You are absolutely right and I said so several weeks ago. I was not going to post on here anymore, but as I felt sure most would be backing this apology for a local paper I felt it necessary to say my bit. I REPEAT what I'd said a while ago, the powers on high have told all the reporters to be more "Tabloid" in their reporting, hence the Mrs Demin story which lets face it was just a jumped up pack of lies, sticking your head round the door is hardly a team talk, wrong though it was. So for once I'm with Mitchell on this and this Scummer run rag can disappear off our shelves for all I care!!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
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9:46am Wed 21 Mar 12

JESSIEJ says...

Bringing this long running dispute to a head is a good thing because as we all know we only appreciate something when it is no longer there. Newspapers have an important role in society as a whole let alone in sport and freedom of speech is an essential element of a democracy but that priviledge carries a responsibility to report responsibly and newspapers on occasions are guilty of mis reporting. The club management clearly want to control what is written and this is unacceptable and I am glad the the Echo has finally put the boot in and challeneged them. The Board will find out that they need the paper more than the other way round. Attendances are very poor given the level of investment and unless they improve something will have to give. Watch this space.
Bringing this long running dispute to a head is a good thing because as we all know we only appreciate something when it is no longer there. Newspapers have an important role in society as a whole let alone in sport and freedom of speech is an essential element of a democracy but that priviledge carries a responsibility to report responsibly and newspapers on occasions are guilty of mis reporting. The club management clearly want to control what is written and this is unacceptable and I am glad the the Echo has finally put the boot in and challeneged them. The Board will find out that they need the paper more than the other way round. Attendances are very poor given the level of investment and unless they improve something will have to give. Watch this space. JESSIEJ
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9:49am Wed 21 Mar 12

pete woodley says...

I have had several arguments with the Echo,but this time i am 100% BEHIND THEM.As someone has already said its now time for the Echo to investigate the accounts.
I have had several arguments with the Echo,but this time i am 100% BEHIND THEM.As someone has already said its now time for the Echo to investigate the accounts. pete woodley
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9:49am Wed 21 Mar 12

The Renegade Master says...

ASM wrote:
VERY SAD DAY IN THE HISTORY OF AFCB and the echo- THE ECHO HAS BEEN GREAT OVER THE YEARS

"Mitchell has, in the recent past, tried to tell us which headlines to write and which stories to cover.

Earlier this month, Mitchell invited us to write a story on how Russian Maxim Demin was “investing in him” and urged us to plaster this piece all over the back page."

For too long, it is clear Mitchell has been dictating the bournemouth vitals and echo website (the only afcb fans forums there are) I was banned several times for pointing out my disgust on stripping our championship bound side to pieces and setting up what was at the start of the season a pub team - now they have invested in the team again and we have some great players SO why not work together with the echo during these good times - this will see a massive drop in the gates and sale of the echo - everyone loses
- as for bradders I think he has every right to phone up and complain about the immature headline - bradders conducts himself very well with the media and this is how we Bournemouth fans can see what a genuinely nice bloke he is (even if he is too afraid to bite the hand that feeds him)
our recent form has been unacceptable, but a great performance last night will hopefully restore self belief in the players and manager
I FEAR THIS NEWS WILL SEE GATES DROP EVEN FURTHER AND THE ECHO AND AFCB WILL BOTH GO BUST IF SALES (TICKETS AND PAPERS) CONTINUE TO DROP
I don't disagree with much of what you say as always ASM, except your comment here that Bradders has the right to phone up and complain to the Echo for their "IMMATURE" headline. No he doesn't because that's what he called the players after the Sheffield Wednesday game! All the Echo have done is report what he said!
Also, there isn't a chance that the Echo will go bust as a result of not covering AFCB. They are owned by Newsquest, one of the largest media groups in the world, but I wouldn't be surprised to see one or two of the sports team made redundant if the stand off between the club and paper continues for too long.
Hopefully the two will sort their differences sooner rather than later as this situation is detrimental to everyone, but I have to reiterate that I am 100% behind the Echo's intent to no longer cover the club until Eddie the Inebriate stops behaving like a spoilt child.
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: VERY SAD DAY IN THE HISTORY OF AFCB and the echo- THE ECHO HAS BEEN GREAT OVER THE YEARS "Mitchell has, in the recent past, tried to tell us which headlines to write and which stories to cover. Earlier this month, Mitchell invited us to write a story on how Russian Maxim Demin was “investing in him” and urged us to plaster this piece all over the back page." For too long, it is clear Mitchell has been dictating the bournemouth vitals and echo website (the only afcb fans forums there are) I was banned several times for pointing out my disgust on stripping our championship bound side to pieces and setting up what was at the start of the season a pub team - now they have invested in the team again and we have some great players SO why not work together with the echo during these good times - this will see a massive drop in the gates and sale of the echo - everyone loses - as for bradders I think he has every right to phone up and complain about the immature headline - bradders conducts himself very well with the media and this is how we Bournemouth fans can see what a genuinely nice bloke he is (even if he is too afraid to bite the hand that feeds him) our recent form has been unacceptable, but a great performance last night will hopefully restore self belief in the players and manager I FEAR THIS NEWS WILL SEE GATES DROP EVEN FURTHER AND THE ECHO AND AFCB WILL BOTH GO BUST IF SALES (TICKETS AND PAPERS) CONTINUE TO DROP[/p][/quote]I don't disagree with much of what you say as always ASM, except your comment here that Bradders has the right to phone up and complain to the Echo for their "IMMATURE" headline. No he doesn't because that's what he called the players after the Sheffield Wednesday game! All the Echo have done is report what he said! Also, there isn't a chance that the Echo will go bust as a result of not covering AFCB. They are owned by Newsquest, one of the largest media groups in the world, but I wouldn't be surprised to see one or two of the sports team made redundant if the stand off between the club and paper continues for too long. Hopefully the two will sort their differences sooner rather than later as this situation is detrimental to everyone, but I have to reiterate that I am 100% behind the Echo's intent to no longer cover the club until Eddie the Inebriate stops behaving like a spoilt child. The Renegade Master
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9:54am Wed 21 Mar 12

Tom Griffiths of Bransgore says...

This is a very sad day for me because the Echo gives us all, the freedom to express our opinions on their website and that is the joy of being of being British in being allowed a "Free Press"
We are all well aware that the all important Football side of the business is not going well and many on here have not been backward in coming forward with their ideas as to what should be done to improve the situation. We can all imagine we know the answers to the problem and being able to express an opinion on the subject through this website is a privilege we should appreciate.
I read the echo every day and have not noticed anything untoward in their reports of what is happening at the club. It is factual reporting so far as I am aware and that is the function of any newspaper.
Many readers who, through no fault of their own, with age and health problems, are unable to attend matches, rely on the local paper for news of the Club's progress, so every effort should be made to resolve this situation as soon as possible.
This is a very sad day for me because the Echo gives us all, the freedom to express our opinions on their website and that is the joy of being of being British in being allowed a "Free Press" We are all well aware that the all important Football side of the business is not going well and many on here have not been backward in coming forward with their ideas as to what should be done to improve the situation. We can all imagine we know the answers to the problem and being able to express an opinion on the subject through this website is a privilege we should appreciate. I read the echo every day and have not noticed anything untoward in their reports of what is happening at the club. It is factual reporting so far as I am aware and that is the function of any newspaper. Many readers who, through no fault of their own, with age and health problems, are unable to attend matches, rely on the local paper for news of the Club's progress, so every effort should be made to resolve this situation as soon as possible. Tom Griffiths of Bransgore
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9:57am Wed 21 Mar 12

tricky1007 says...

As someone who is involved with Verwood Town Fc, i only buy the Echo to read about local football, Speedway, and AFCB. If the cherries want to be so childish let them. Do a bigger coverage of local league football, We have Verwood, Wimborne, Poole, Poppies, Hamworthy, Christchurch to name but a few playing good quality football in our area, give them more coverage, and get local people along to watch local teams who will be more than happy to have them and the echo there
As someone who is involved with Verwood Town Fc, i only buy the Echo to read about local football, Speedway, and AFCB. If the cherries want to be so childish let them. Do a bigger coverage of local league football, We have Verwood, Wimborne, Poole, Poppies, Hamworthy, Christchurch to name but a few playing good quality football in our area, give them more coverage, and get local people along to watch local teams who will be more than happy to have them and the echo there tricky1007
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9:58am Wed 21 Mar 12

jontee says...

Well done AFCB !!
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This has been coming for a long time.
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What else do you expect from a Southampton newspaper ?
Well done AFCB !! . This has been coming for a long time. . What else do you expect from a Southampton newspaper ? jontee
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10:03am Wed 21 Mar 12

Cmdr Kryll says...

Great news for AFCB, tell anyone that you actually support the local team and you get a snigger. Reason? Drivel they read in the Echo. Also this doesn't stop you from going to away games and reporting, but you're not interested in that. Go back to Southampton. Also that was the most forced UTC I've ever seen, it's like a tweet with 'RT?' at the end.
Great news for AFCB, tell anyone that you actually support the local team and you get a snigger. Reason? Drivel they read in the Echo. Also this doesn't stop you from going to away games and reporting, but you're not interested in that. Go back to Southampton. Also that was the most forced UTC I've ever seen, it's like a tweet with 'RT?' at the end. Cmdr Kryll
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10:05am Wed 21 Mar 12

coxes pippin says...

I was one of those muppets ,if you are happy watching a team playing against very poor opposition given a freekick just yards from the penalty area and they put 5 players around the ball and no one in the area,and take the ball to the corner and try and stay there,then you and bradbury deserve each other!!
As for banning the echo this is very worrying as i notice even John Williams on solent wont criticise them for fear of being banned.
I sugest the echo prints selections from this column instead of match reports in future.E.M. wants to control everything and everyone at the club and is fast trying to take over the running of Kings Park.One story the echo could check on is WHERE IS STEVE FLETCHER,rumer has it he has spoken out of turn and the sanbanks mafia were not happy.
I was one of those muppets ,if you are happy watching a team playing against very poor opposition given a freekick just yards from the penalty area and they put 5 players around the ball and no one in the area,and take the ball to the corner and try and stay there,then you and bradbury deserve each other!! As for banning the echo this is very worrying as i notice even John Williams on solent wont criticise them for fear of being banned. I sugest the echo prints selections from this column instead of match reports in future.E.M. wants to control everything and everyone at the club and is fast trying to take over the running of Kings Park.One story the echo could check on is WHERE IS STEVE FLETCHER,rumer has it he has spoken out of turn and the sanbanks mafia were not happy. coxes pippin
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10:05am Wed 21 Mar 12

ASM says...

afcbjennie wrote:
Well done Mitchell, if anyone was in any doubt that you're a bullying drunken fool banning the Echo proves it beyond any doubt. A 'free press' is one of the foundation stones of a 'free society' Otherwise we have what China, North Korea and some Middle Eastern countries have. Now that the Echo reporters have some more time on their hands they want to spend it on some investigative journalism and report on some of Mitchell's questionable business dealings. If Mitchell wants to declare war on the Echo take him on and show him what a 'free press' can really do. When it was reported that the sponsors of the stadium had in effect gone bust, one of the suggestions of the day was the the stadium should now be renamed 'The Laundry' Has a much better ring to it than the Seward Stadium!!
There are 2 sides to this story, but I 100% agree with what you say. I really hope someone does get to the bottom of the clubs finances and most of all Maxim Denim - please run a story on this phantom billionaire owner and maybe find out why he decided to keep Mitchell on board and is letting him drive away the support of this club by turning into his family enterprise
[quote][p][bold]afcbjennie[/bold] wrote: Well done Mitchell, if anyone was in any doubt that you're a bullying drunken fool banning the Echo proves it beyond any doubt. A 'free press' is one of the foundation stones of a 'free society' Otherwise we have what China, North Korea and some Middle Eastern countries have. Now that the Echo reporters have some more time on their hands they want to spend it on some investigative journalism and report on some of Mitchell's questionable business dealings. If Mitchell wants to declare war on the Echo take him on and show him what a 'free press' can really do. When it was reported that the sponsors of the stadium had in effect gone bust, one of the suggestions of the day was the the stadium should now be renamed 'The Laundry' Has a much better ring to it than the Seward Stadium!![/p][/quote]There are 2 sides to this story, but I 100% agree with what you say. I really hope someone does get to the bottom of the clubs finances and most of all Maxim Denim - please run a story on this phantom billionaire owner and maybe find out why he decided to keep Mitchell on board and is letting him drive away the support of this club by turning into his family enterprise ASM
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10:05am Wed 21 Mar 12

bicameral says...

Well done tricky1007
All true football / sports fans should boycott AFCB for at least 1 game this season and spend their time and money for that game at a local non league game. That would send a message to the bully boy, and at the same time support local football / sport. That amount of money would really help local teams such as verwood ringwood christchurch bournemouth hamworthy etc. And the football can be pretty good too!
Well done tricky1007 All true football / sports fans should boycott AFCB for at least 1 game this season and spend their time and money for that game at a local non league game. That would send a message to the bully boy, and at the same time support local football / sport. That amount of money would really help local teams such as verwood ringwood christchurch bournemouth hamworthy etc. And the football can be pretty good too! bicameral
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10:14am Wed 21 Mar 12

Robynleanne says...

I don't agree with the behaviour of the club, however, this is a pretty antagonistic article in which the Echo attempts to claims responsibility (in some part) to the promotion of the Cherries and claims to have saved the club nearly a million pound in advertising.

As far as I'm concerned the Echo wasn't doing the club a favour by giving the Cherries 700 back pages. It's our local team being reported on in our local paper, show me any local paper that doesn't follow this practice.

Both sides are at fault here but I think the Echo could have displayed a little more modesty in this article which sounds very much like a burning bridge.
I don't agree with the behaviour of the club, however, this is a pretty antagonistic article in which the Echo attempts to claims responsibility (in some part) to the promotion of the Cherries and claims to have saved the club nearly a million pound in advertising. As far as I'm concerned the Echo wasn't doing the club a favour by giving the Cherries 700 back pages. It's our local team being reported on in our local paper, show me any local paper that doesn't follow this practice. Both sides are at fault here but I think the Echo could have displayed a little more modesty in this article which sounds very much like a burning bridge. Robynleanne
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10:17am Wed 21 Mar 12

ciderscott says...

Well, Echo you got what you deserve from the negative reporting and childish headlines. Since you love it in Sotton just report their teams fleeting success and maybe we can have our own local paper as the area deserves. Goodbye Echo until you can be civil and respectable in your reporting.
Well, Echo you got what you deserve from the negative reporting and childish headlines. Since you love it in Sotton just report their teams fleeting success and maybe we can have our own local paper as the area deserves. Goodbye Echo until you can be civil and respectable in your reporting. ciderscott
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10:20am Wed 21 Mar 12

spurs says...

Whoever is right or wrong here is down to individuals to decide but for those fans who are drifting away from AFCB can I point out just down the road at Poole town fc you can watch a team on the up for only £8.00 £4.00 for concessions and £2.00 u16 half the price of AFCB a manager and Board of Directors happy to talk to both fans and newspaper alike
Home game this Saturday 3pm ko all welcome you might well be surprised at the standard of football on show
Whoever is right or wrong here is down to individuals to decide but for those fans who are drifting away from AFCB can I point out just down the road at Poole town fc you can watch a team on the up for only £8.00 £4.00 for concessions and £2.00 u16 half the price of AFCB a manager and Board of Directors happy to talk to both fans and newspaper alike Home game this Saturday 3pm ko all welcome you might well be surprised at the standard of football on show spurs
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10:27am Wed 21 Mar 12

Cherry Bear says...

coxes pippin wrote:
I was one of those muppets ,if you are happy watching a team playing against very poor opposition given a freekick just yards from the penalty area and they put 5 players around the ball and no one in the area,and take the ball to the corner and try and stay there,then you and bradbury deserve each other!!
As for banning the echo this is very worrying as i notice even John Williams on solent wont criticise them for fear of being banned.
I sugest the echo prints selections from this column instead of match reports in future.E.M. wants to control everything and everyone at the club and is fast trying to take over the running of Kings Park.One story the echo could check on is WHERE IS STEVE FLETCHER,rumer has it he has spoken out of turn and the sanbanks mafia were not happy.
hopefully at the hairdressers sorting his 16 year old hair style out!!
[quote][p][bold]coxes pippin[/bold] wrote: I was one of those muppets ,if you are happy watching a team playing against very poor opposition given a freekick just yards from the penalty area and they put 5 players around the ball and no one in the area,and take the ball to the corner and try and stay there,then you and bradbury deserve each other!! As for banning the echo this is very worrying as i notice even John Williams on solent wont criticise them for fear of being banned. I sugest the echo prints selections from this column instead of match reports in future.E.M. wants to control everything and everyone at the club and is fast trying to take over the running of Kings Park.One story the echo could check on is WHERE IS STEVE FLETCHER,rumer has it he has spoken out of turn and the sanbanks mafia were not happy.[/p][/quote]hopefully at the hairdressers sorting his 16 year old hair style out!! Cherry Bear
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10:39am Wed 21 Mar 12

The Renegade Master says...

ciderscott wrote:
Well, Echo you got what you deserve from the negative reporting and childish headlines. Since you love it in Sotton just report their teams fleeting success and maybe we can have our own local paper as the area deserves. Goodbye Echo until you can be civil and respectable in your reporting.
Pathetic comment.
The paper have consistently reported the facts about what's happening at AFC Bournemouth and that's the reason Eddie the Inebriate has banned them. He wanted to control what the Echo printed and that's not what the free press are about.
I would also point out that the Echo is not based in Southampton. Although some of the production is done there, their local head office is still in Bournemouth, while the paper is printed overnight at their Weymouth print centre.
[quote][p][bold]ciderscott[/bold] wrote: Well, Echo you got what you deserve from the negative reporting and childish headlines. Since you love it in Sotton just report their teams fleeting success and maybe we can have our own local paper as the area deserves. Goodbye Echo until you can be civil and respectable in your reporting.[/p][/quote]Pathetic comment. The paper have consistently reported the facts about what's happening at AFC Bournemouth and that's the reason Eddie the Inebriate has banned them. He wanted to control what the Echo printed and that's not what the free press are about. I would also point out that the Echo is not based in Southampton. Although some of the production is done there, their local head office is still in Bournemouth, while the paper is printed overnight at their Weymouth print centre. The Renegade Master
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10:42am Wed 21 Mar 12

nonnogeppetto says...

Maybe the echo allows us to write up a match report and thus give the opportunity for people like Tom Griffiths to read about the game the echo reporter need not be there. After all they can't stop the Echo print a fan's view of the game can they?
Maybe the echo allows us to write up a match report and thus give the opportunity for people like Tom Griffiths to read about the game the echo reporter need not be there. After all they can't stop the Echo print a fan's view of the game can they? nonnogeppetto
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10:44am Wed 21 Mar 12

BIGTONE says...

Tinpot Cherries.
Iv'e seen better Players in a packet of ciggies.
How much does 22 left boots cost?
Tinpot Cherries. Iv'e seen better Players in a packet of ciggies. How much does 22 left boots cost? BIGTONE
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10:47am Wed 21 Mar 12

Lord Spring says...

Illusions of grandeur come to mind nowadays with anything connected with AFCB administration,
Illusions of grandeur come to mind nowadays with anything connected with AFCB administration, Lord Spring
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10:52am Wed 21 Mar 12

yourbard says...

If you're not covering AFCB anymore, could you please reinstate your Book Review section, starting with The Last Bike Ride, a new novel by a local author.
If you're not covering AFCB anymore, could you please reinstate your Book Review section, starting with The Last Bike Ride, a new novel by a local author. yourbard
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10:52am Wed 21 Mar 12

Northstand_dan says...

eaststandman wrote:
I'm still on football mode.

Ok, we won - just.



"you can put lipstick on a pig - but it's still a pig"

Awful football.
Lol.. i like that... a nice reference to EM i presume..
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: I'm still on football mode. Ok, we won - just. "you can put lipstick on a pig - but it's still a pig" Awful football.[/p][/quote]Lol.. i like that... a nice reference to EM i presume.. Northstand_dan
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11:03am Wed 21 Mar 12

mgdrreams says...

coxes pippin wrote:
I was one of those muppets ,if you are happy watching a team playing against very poor opposition given a freekick just yards from the penalty area and they put 5 players around the ball and no one in the area,and take the ball to the corner and try and stay there,then you and bradbury deserve each other!! As for banning the echo this is very worrying as i notice even John Williams on solent wont criticise them for fear of being banned. I sugest the echo prints selections from this column instead of match reports in future.E.M. wants to control everything and everyone at the club and is fast trying to take over the running of Kings Park.One story the echo could check on is WHERE IS STEVE FLETCHER,rumer has it he has spoken out of turn and the sanbanks mafia were not happy.
I'm not happy about it at all but it was the last seconds of the game. How many times have we conceded in the last few minutes. We saw out the game and won.
Fletch did have a hamstring injury not sure if that is still the problem or we are just using the younger version of him in Stockley and looking to the future.
[quote][p][bold]coxes pippin[/bold] wrote: I was one of those muppets ,if you are happy watching a team playing against very poor opposition given a freekick just yards from the penalty area and they put 5 players around the ball and no one in the area,and take the ball to the corner and try and stay there,then you and bradbury deserve each other!! As for banning the echo this is very worrying as i notice even John Williams on solent wont criticise them for fear of being banned. I sugest the echo prints selections from this column instead of match reports in future.E.M. wants to control everything and everyone at the club and is fast trying to take over the running of Kings Park.One story the echo could check on is WHERE IS STEVE FLETCHER,rumer has it he has spoken out of turn and the sanbanks mafia were not happy.[/p][/quote]I'm not happy about it at all but it was the last seconds of the game. How many times have we conceded in the last few minutes. We saw out the game and won. Fletch did have a hamstring injury not sure if that is still the problem or we are just using the younger version of him in Stockley and looking to the future. mgdrreams
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11:08am Wed 21 Mar 12

kangman2012 says...

I was there last night - Football was poor at best but the result was brilliant.
I was there last night - Football was poor at best but the result was brilliant. kangman2012
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11:09am Wed 21 Mar 12

kangman2012 says...

I was there last night - Football was poor at best but the result was brilliant.
I was there last night - Football was poor at best but the result was brilliant. kangman2012
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11:13am Wed 21 Mar 12

Cmdr Kryll says...

The Renegade Master wrote:
ciderscott wrote:
Well, Echo you got what you deserve from the negative reporting and childish headlines. Since you love it in Sotton just report their teams fleeting success and maybe we can have our own local paper as the area deserves. Goodbye Echo until you can be civil and respectable in your reporting.
Pathetic comment.
The paper have consistently reported the facts about what's happening at AFC Bournemouth and that's the reason Eddie the Inebriate has banned them. He wanted to control what the Echo printed and that's not what the free press are about.
I would also point out that the Echo is not based in Southampton. Although some of the production is done there, their local head office is still in Bournemouth, while the paper is printed overnight at their Weymouth print centre.
They certainly picked Russ Wilcox as the new Assistant Manager didn't they? Echo are always very factual...
[quote][p][bold]The Renegade Master[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciderscott[/bold] wrote: Well, Echo you got what you deserve from the negative reporting and childish headlines. Since you love it in Sotton just report their teams fleeting success and maybe we can have our own local paper as the area deserves. Goodbye Echo until you can be civil and respectable in your reporting.[/p][/quote]Pathetic comment. The paper have consistently reported the facts about what's happening at AFC Bournemouth and that's the reason Eddie the Inebriate has banned them. He wanted to control what the Echo printed and that's not what the free press are about. I would also point out that the Echo is not based in Southampton. Although some of the production is done there, their local head office is still in Bournemouth, while the paper is printed overnight at their Weymouth print centre.[/p][/quote]They certainly picked Russ Wilcox as the new Assistant Manager didn't they? Echo are always very factual... Cmdr Kryll
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11:23am Wed 21 Mar 12

ASM says...

oh and on a bitter note to the echo - now you know what it feels like to be banned for stating an honest heart felt opinion about your local football team (many of us have been banned from this site and the vitals site for saying somethings that go on at the club stink)
oh and on a bitter note to the echo - now you know what it feels like to be banned for stating an honest heart felt opinion about your local football team (many of us have been banned from this site and the vitals site for saying somethings that go on at the club stink) ASM
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11:25am Wed 21 Mar 12

thereader says...

Fantastic, more room for the speedway ;)
Fantastic, more room for the speedway ;) thereader
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11:36am Wed 21 Mar 12

Gastines2 says...

Hopefully the Echo will now concentrate on Bournemouth Council business and get us some answers to questions raised over the last few years. No doubt the Football club will grasp the opportunity to publish it's own Cherries paper and boost it's funds.
Hopefully the Echo will now concentrate on Bournemouth Council business and get us some answers to questions raised over the last few years. No doubt the Football club will grasp the opportunity to publish it's own Cherries paper and boost it's funds. Gastines2
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11:41am Wed 21 Mar 12

scottie190 says...

mgdrreams wrote:
BUT WE WON!!

A better display. Best we have played for weeks. We get a battling win against a team ABOVE us in league and still people moan on. And who ever were the muppets saying get more men forward in injury time need to get their head sorted. We were winning and didn't want too lose.
That all said Bradbury out!
What game were you at. We were absolute rubbish, Fogden and McDonald running themselves into the ground and the rest watching. Unlucky having McDermott and Thomas injured but that was a dismal affair. When was the last time we had a free kick just outside the area and we left 5 players strung across the half way line and being told by a frightened manager not to venture forward. That was one of the worst displays by a Bournemouth team I have had to endure and to listen to Bradbury on the radio later saying we played well stuck in our throats. I am only sorry that Bradbury and Mitchell will not read any of these comments aas now the fans have had enough and it is the end of the line for Bradbury as we have all had enough. Come on Mitchell show some bottle and get rid of him NOW
[quote][p][bold]mgdrreams[/bold] wrote: BUT WE WON!! A better display. Best we have played for weeks. We get a battling win against a team ABOVE us in league and still people moan on. And who ever were the muppets saying get more men forward in injury time need to get their head sorted. We were winning and didn't want too lose. That all said Bradbury out![/p][/quote]What game were you at. We were absolute rubbish, Fogden and McDonald running themselves into the ground and the rest watching. Unlucky having McDermott and Thomas injured but that was a dismal affair. When was the last time we had a free kick just outside the area and we left 5 players strung across the half way line and being told by a frightened manager not to venture forward. That was one of the worst displays by a Bournemouth team I have had to endure and to listen to Bradbury on the radio later saying we played well stuck in our throats. I am only sorry that Bradbury and Mitchell will not read any of these comments aas now the fans have had enough and it is the end of the line for Bradbury as we have all had enough. Come on Mitchell show some bottle and get rid of him NOW scottie190
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11:48am Wed 21 Mar 12

lionheart says...

db1477 wrote:
How about a report on last night ? Well here goes !!!!
At the age of 34 and having been a cherries supporter since the age of 16 ( enjoyed the great days of steve robinson, john bailey, stein, defoe, mohammed bertie etc) this has to have been my least favourite night at DC.
The standard of football was awful, just a good job Brentford were like a Sunday morning team giving us the opportunity of scraping a 1-0.
Our team has no shape, no desire and clueless in front of goal. Our management are surely to blame and as for that builder the sooner he shuts up the better. No decent manager wants to be EMs puppet so we have to settle for clueless Bradbury.
45 mins of class from Mcdonald and the hard work of fogden were the highlight in a very poor night. 4000 cherries fans surely awaiting the final whistle so we could all go home. To be honest there was not much to report so the echo have not missed much. Maybe I will have to head up the m27 to enjoy a decent team ( as advised earlier this season ) joke by the way I would rather follow Jossies giants.
Danny ( wishing a new set up for next season to include a back seat chairman, a quality experienced manager and a push at the championship with some good support and positive reporting. )
Here here. The only highlight was Wes Fogden's 25 yarder. Best goal at Dean Court this season although there hasn't been many.

Edmund has got a short memory. Turn the clock back to the revelation of the 31 July 2010 Accounts.

It took a number of posters on here, me included, to get the Echo to ask some questions as to how Edmund managed a loss of a million pounds in his first year at the club and creditors of £3.8m necessitating selling virtually our entire playing squad. He should have been pilloried for what was revealed.

The clowns are well entrenched at AFCB. Don't forget that Dorchester Town were over the moon to get rid of them all.
[quote][p][bold]db1477[/bold] wrote: How about a report on last night ? Well here goes !!!! At the age of 34 and having been a cherries supporter since the age of 16 ( enjoyed the great days of steve robinson, john bailey, stein, defoe, mohammed bertie etc) this has to have been my least favourite night at DC. The standard of football was awful, just a good job Brentford were like a Sunday morning team giving us the opportunity of scraping a 1-0. Our team has no shape, no desire and clueless in front of goal. Our management are surely to blame and as for that builder the sooner he shuts up the better. No decent manager wants to be EMs puppet so we have to settle for clueless Bradbury. 45 mins of class from Mcdonald and the hard work of fogden were the highlight in a very poor night. 4000 cherries fans surely awaiting the final whistle so we could all go home. To be honest there was not much to report so the echo have not missed much. Maybe I will have to head up the m27 to enjoy a decent team ( as advised earlier this season ) joke by the way I would rather follow Jossies giants. Danny ( wishing a new set up for next season to include a back seat chairman, a quality experienced manager and a push at the championship with some good support and positive reporting. )[/p][/quote]Here here. The only highlight was Wes Fogden's 25 yarder. Best goal at Dean Court this season although there hasn't been many. Edmund has got a short memory. Turn the clock back to the revelation of the 31 July 2010 Accounts. It took a number of posters on here, me included, to get the Echo to ask some questions as to how Edmund managed a loss of a million pounds in his first year at the club and creditors of £3.8m necessitating selling virtually our entire playing squad. He should have been pilloried for what was revealed. The clowns are well entrenched at AFCB. Don't forget that Dorchester Town were over the moon to get rid of them all. lionheart
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11:49am Wed 21 Mar 12

sarlane says...

Good - now perhaps you can concentrate on a club which is doing really well and report on Bournemouth rugby!
Good - now perhaps you can concentrate on a club which is doing really well and report on Bournemouth rugby! sarlane
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11:53am Wed 21 Mar 12

Ivan Oddsock says...

Sad day for the area, but now possible confirmation and a window into how Clan Mitchell dictate and micro manage at the club ? Surely this must be viewed as a precursor to more internal woes inside the club. I wonder were Mr Demin stands on this issue and how his investment must look pretty limp at present ? EM does not instill confidence in the clubs long term furture with this kind of immature behaviour on parade.

It was an immature act to give a player a 3+ year managerial contract with no experience in that role. The dross that is being dished up at DC and the first 10 minute disaster at Sherffield will not entice fans back to DC and only a new manager and that EM for once in his life to have the maturity to accept that a towns football club requires a good working partnership with its local media. Mr Mitchells bunker mentality is a sad reflection on his chairmanship and as a supporter since 1958 I am ashamed at the way he is acting and how the club is performing under it's present manager on the field. Change required or the club will be looking at more misery next season!
Sad day for the area, but now possible confirmation and a window into how Clan Mitchell dictate and micro manage at the club ? Surely this must be viewed as a precursor to more internal woes inside the club. I wonder were Mr Demin stands on this issue and how his investment must look pretty limp at present ? EM does not instill confidence in the clubs long term furture with this kind of immature behaviour on parade. It was an immature act to give a player a 3+ year managerial contract with no experience in that role. The dross that is being dished up at DC and the first 10 minute disaster at Sherffield will not entice fans back to DC and only a new manager and that EM for once in his life to have the maturity to accept that a towns football club requires a good working partnership with its local media. Mr Mitchells bunker mentality is a sad reflection on his chairmanship and as a supporter since 1958 I am ashamed at the way he is acting and how the club is performing under it's present manager on the field. Change required or the club will be looking at more misery next season! Ivan Oddsock
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12:03pm Wed 21 Mar 12

BackOfTheNet says...

Perhaps if the Ohec had made some effort in the past to investigate the club during the sport6 debacle, or questioned the sale and leaseback agreement then EM wouldn't have been so surprised when you finally asked some questions!
Perhaps if the Ohec had made some effort in the past to investigate the club during the sport6 debacle, or questioned the sale and leaseback agreement then EM wouldn't have been so surprised when you finally asked some questions! BackOfTheNet
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12:20pm Wed 21 Mar 12

The AMAZON is back says...

SUPPORT THE ECHO ALL THE WAY, THE TOWN DRUNK THAT RUNS OUR CLUB IS A COMPLETE JOKE, THAT GOES FOR SLACK BLADDER BRADBURY AS MANAGER, I WOULD'NT LET HIM MANAGE AN ICE CREAM VAN. JUST OVER 4000 BOURNEMOUTH FANS THERE LAST NIGHT SAYS IT ALL, I LIKE MANY OTHERS WILL RETURN WHEN THE FAT DRUNK AND HIS LAP DOG DO ONE, NOT BEFORE.
SUPPORT THE ECHO ALL THE WAY, THE TOWN DRUNK THAT RUNS OUR CLUB IS A COMPLETE JOKE, THAT GOES FOR SLACK BLADDER BRADBURY AS MANAGER, I WOULD'NT LET HIM MANAGE AN ICE CREAM VAN. JUST OVER 4000 BOURNEMOUTH FANS THERE LAST NIGHT SAYS IT ALL, I LIKE MANY OTHERS WILL RETURN WHEN THE FAT DRUNK AND HIS LAP DOG DO ONE, NOT BEFORE. The AMAZON is back
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12:48pm Wed 21 Mar 12

carey1954 says...

I say carry on Echo, report what you can and how you see the game played from a distance, the club and supporters need press coverage good or bad. EM will go at some time and would im sure welcome back the Echo with open arms. The genuine fans know what's going on. By the way PTFC need as much press as possible.
I say carry on Echo, report what you can and how you see the game played from a distance, the club and supporters need press coverage good or bad. EM will go at some time and would im sure welcome back the Echo with open arms. The genuine fans know what's going on. By the way PTFC need as much press as possible. carey1954
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12:53pm Wed 21 Mar 12

CherryFarmer says...

The Echo, in common with most cheap rags, like to stir up trouble. Not only with AFCB....another instance recently occurred after the poppies lost in the quarter finals of the FA Vase. The Echo ran articles after the close defeat about perported unrest between the manager (Ken Vaughan) and players who did not make the starting team and then about Wimborne tapping up players. Seems to me that they are just out to cause trouble.
The Echo, in common with most cheap rags, like to stir up trouble. Not only with AFCB....another instance recently occurred after the poppies lost in the quarter finals of the FA Vase. The Echo ran articles after the close defeat about perported unrest between the manager (Ken Vaughan) and players who did not make the starting team and then about Wimborne tapping up players. Seems to me that they are just out to cause trouble. CherryFarmer
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12:56pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Mr J D Morinhio says...

Not a surprise to be honest. At the end of the day the Echo are going to suffer from this more than AFCB. If they can't report on the Cherries then they are going to lose an awful lot of readers
Not a surprise to be honest. At the end of the day the Echo are going to suffer from this more than AFCB. If they can't report on the Cherries then they are going to lose an awful lot of readers Mr J D Morinhio
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1:07pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Julian1964 says...

Mitchell thinks he is a godfather,run for you life,or you get a kicking lol.
Mitchell thinks he is a godfather,run for you life,or you get a kicking lol. Julian1964
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1:08pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Julian1964 says...

Admin for the club comes in mind
Admin for the club comes in mind Julian1964
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1:09pm Wed 21 Mar 12

bmthlad69 says...

AFC Bournemouth must be mad making a massive decision regarding this.
EM needs to sort this out as the club need the echo more than the echo needs the club.
4000 at home game is really poor, I expect these numbers to go down after this.
Since EM said 'if your not happy go and support another club' I haven't been back and its obvious many others will be following after the poor management decisions on and off the pitch.
Sort it out AFC Bournemouth!!!
AFC Bournemouth must be mad making a massive decision regarding this. EM needs to sort this out as the club need the echo more than the echo needs the club. 4000 at home game is really poor, I expect these numbers to go down after this. Since EM said 'if your not happy go and support another club' I haven't been back and its obvious many others will be following after the poor management decisions on and off the pitch. Sort it out AFC Bournemouth!!! bmthlad69
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1:12pm Wed 21 Mar 12

lionheart says...

Ivan Oddsock wrote:
Sad day for the area, but now possible confirmation and a window into how Clan Mitchell dictate and micro manage at the club ? Surely this must be viewed as a precursor to more internal woes inside the club. I wonder were Mr Demin stands on this issue and how his investment must look pretty limp at present ? EM does not instill confidence in the clubs long term furture with this kind of immature behaviour on parade.

It was an immature act to give a player a 3+ year managerial contract with no experience in that role. The dross that is being dished up at DC and the first 10 minute disaster at Sherffield will not entice fans back to DC and only a new manager and that EM for once in his life to have the maturity to accept that a towns football club requires a good working partnership with its local media. Mr Mitchells bunker mentality is a sad reflection on his chairmanship and as a supporter since 1958 I am ashamed at the way he is acting and how the club is performing under it's present manager on the field. Change required or the club will be looking at more misery next season!
Quite agree from someone else whose first game at DC was in 1958.
[quote][p][bold]Ivan Oddsock[/bold] wrote: Sad day for the area, but now possible confirmation and a window into how Clan Mitchell dictate and micro manage at the club ? Surely this must be viewed as a precursor to more internal woes inside the club. I wonder were Mr Demin stands on this issue and how his investment must look pretty limp at present ? EM does not instill confidence in the clubs long term furture with this kind of immature behaviour on parade. It was an immature act to give a player a 3+ year managerial contract with no experience in that role. The dross that is being dished up at DC and the first 10 minute disaster at Sherffield will not entice fans back to DC and only a new manager and that EM for once in his life to have the maturity to accept that a towns football club requires a good working partnership with its local media. Mr Mitchells bunker mentality is a sad reflection on his chairmanship and as a supporter since 1958 I am ashamed at the way he is acting and how the club is performing under it's present manager on the field. Change required or the club will be looking at more misery next season![/p][/quote]Quite agree from someone else whose first game at DC was in 1958. lionheart
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1:30pm Wed 21 Mar 12

nealbutty says...

As editor of the Daily Echo for 13 years until December, I hope you’ll understand why I have resisted immersing myself in the online debate relating to AFCB’s relationship with the Echo.
After all, for several years, I’ve had to wince at the level of so-called banter and defamation-challengi
ng vitriol that has sometimes passed for comment and debate on this website.
Today’s news is hardly a surprise, but it’s nonetheless sad and counter-productive, mainly for the club, but such rocky relationships do neither party any good.
During my tenure in the editor’s chair, I oversaw our coverage through the eras of several high-profile ‘men at the top’, including Trevor Watkins, Peter Phillips, Savi Saverimutto, through to Jeff Mostyn and now Eddie Mitchell.
All had different approaches to the media, particularly the Echo, the only one that provided daily coverage of the club’s activities both on and off the field.
No local newspaper influences the performance of a team during 90 minutes of football. That’s down to a squad of professionals whose skill and determination will determine success.
What a local paper CAN do is support the club through sustained coverage and information, potentially putting bums on seats and feeding the hunger for news.
But the Echo is not the public relations arm of any business or, indeed, public sector organisation like the council, NHS or police.
It has to have an independent voice while appreciating that there are different levels of volume for that voice and different ways of imparting the information.
Whatever people think, the sports team at the Echo – some of whom I put in place myself – want the club to succeed.
Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right, but they were always taken very seriously and for what we believed were the right reasons, including Neil Perrett’s view of Eddie Mitchell’s confrontation with the fans.
It must be extremely difficult for Eddie Mitchell to be the creator and driving force of his own development company, but then have to answer to an inquisitive press and a demanding few thousand fans.
A few months ago, at the height of the conflict between the club and the paper, I said I would be happy for Eddie and myself to be locked in a room and only let out when we had worked out an agreement that suited both sides.
Sadly, it never happened. Perhaps it’s now time that it did.
NEAL BUTTERWORTH, former editor-in-chief, Newsquest Dorset
As editor of the Daily Echo for 13 years until December, I hope you’ll understand why I have resisted immersing myself in the online debate relating to AFCB’s relationship with the Echo. After all, for several years, I’ve had to wince at the level of so-called banter and defamation-challengi ng vitriol that has sometimes passed for comment and debate on this website. Today’s news is hardly a surprise, but it’s nonetheless sad and counter-productive, mainly for the club, but such rocky relationships do neither party any good. During my tenure in the editor’s chair, I oversaw our coverage through the eras of several high-profile ‘men at the top’, including Trevor Watkins, Peter Phillips, Savi Saverimutto, through to Jeff Mostyn and now Eddie Mitchell. All had different approaches to the media, particularly the Echo, the only one that provided daily coverage of the club’s activities both on and off the field. No local newspaper influences the performance of a team during 90 minutes of football. That’s down to a squad of professionals whose skill and determination will determine success. What a local paper CAN do is support the club through sustained coverage and information, potentially putting bums on seats and feeding the hunger for news. But the Echo is not the public relations arm of any business or, indeed, public sector organisation like the council, NHS or police. It has to have an independent voice while appreciating that there are different levels of volume for that voice and different ways of imparting the information. Whatever people think, the sports team at the Echo – some of whom I put in place myself – want the club to succeed. Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right, but they were always taken very seriously and for what we believed were the right reasons, including Neil Perrett’s view of Eddie Mitchell’s confrontation with the fans. It must be extremely difficult for Eddie Mitchell to be the creator and driving force of his own development company, but then have to answer to an inquisitive press and a demanding few thousand fans. A few months ago, at the height of the conflict between the club and the paper, I said I would be happy for Eddie and myself to be locked in a room and only let out when we had worked out an agreement that suited both sides. Sadly, it never happened. Perhaps it’s now time that it did. NEAL BUTTERWORTH, former editor-in-chief, Newsquest Dorset nealbutty
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1:41pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Luffbracherry says...

Absolute madness. Mr Mitchell has lost the most effective medium for advertsing and PR to the community. The press and club should be building relationships and working together for the benefit of the supporters and AFCB

This is just another example of the lack of knowledge/experience about football, marketing and building customer relationships

It is a very sad situation, one which should not have happened

Older supporters - compare the current situation to the hey day of press coverage in the Echo, Sports Echo, and weekly title Bournemouth Times. The Cherries reporter was Colin Smith one of the best local sports journalists of his era and an ardent Cherries fan. I wonder what he would think of this mess

In summary, the club is underperforming against its 'throw money at it' approach and is in denial about the current situation and has decided to operate in a vacuum
Absolute madness. Mr Mitchell has lost the most effective medium for advertsing and PR to the community. The press and club should be building relationships and working together for the benefit of the supporters and AFCB This is just another example of the lack of knowledge/experience about football, marketing and building customer relationships It is a very sad situation, one which should not have happened Older supporters - compare the current situation to the hey day of press coverage in the Echo, Sports Echo, and weekly title Bournemouth Times. The Cherries reporter was Colin Smith one of the best local sports journalists of his era and an ardent Cherries fan. I wonder what he would think of this mess In summary, the club is underperforming against its 'throw money at it' approach and is in denial about the current situation and has decided to operate in a vacuum Luffbracherry
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1:42pm Wed 21 Mar 12

bibocherry says...

nealbutty wrote:
As editor of the Daily Echo for 13 years until December, I hope you’ll understand why I have resisted immersing myself in the online debate relating to AFCB’s relationship with the Echo. After all, for several years, I’ve had to wince at the level of so-called banter and defamation-challengi ng vitriol that has sometimes passed for comment and debate on this website. Today’s news is hardly a surprise, but it’s nonetheless sad and counter-productive, mainly for the club, but such rocky relationships do neither party any good. During my tenure in the editor’s chair, I oversaw our coverage through the eras of several high-profile ‘men at the top’, including Trevor Watkins, Peter Phillips, Savi Saverimutto, through to Jeff Mostyn and now Eddie Mitchell. All had different approaches to the media, particularly the Echo, the only one that provided daily coverage of the club’s activities both on and off the field. No local newspaper influences the performance of a team during 90 minutes of football. That’s down to a squad of professionals whose skill and determination will determine success. What a local paper CAN do is support the club through sustained coverage and information, potentially putting bums on seats and feeding the hunger for news. But the Echo is not the public relations arm of any business or, indeed, public sector organisation like the council, NHS or police. It has to have an independent voice while appreciating that there are different levels of volume for that voice and different ways of imparting the information. Whatever people think, the sports team at the Echo – some of whom I put in place myself – want the club to succeed. Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right, but they were always taken very seriously and for what we believed were the right reasons, including Neil Perrett’s view of Eddie Mitchell’s confrontation with the fans. It must be extremely difficult for Eddie Mitchell to be the creator and driving force of his own development company, but then have to answer to an inquisitive press and a demanding few thousand fans. A few months ago, at the height of the conflict between the club and the paper, I said I would be happy for Eddie and myself to be locked in a room and only let out when we had worked out an agreement that suited both sides. Sadly, it never happened. Perhaps it’s now time that it did. NEAL BUTTERWORTH, former editor-in-chief, Newsquest Dorset
Well said Neil Butterworth. The sad thing is, Eddie Mitchell has only one view and that is his own. I would now not only like to see an interview from the fan called Rodders (alias Andy Gill) but also Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall printed. Perhaps we could all be enlightened as to what is REALLY going on behind the scenes. Sadly though, I fell that Eddie and Jason will decline.
[quote][p][bold]nealbutty[/bold] wrote: As editor of the Daily Echo for 13 years until December, I hope you’ll understand why I have resisted immersing myself in the online debate relating to AFCB’s relationship with the Echo. After all, for several years, I’ve had to wince at the level of so-called banter and defamation-challengi ng vitriol that has sometimes passed for comment and debate on this website. Today’s news is hardly a surprise, but it’s nonetheless sad and counter-productive, mainly for the club, but such rocky relationships do neither party any good. During my tenure in the editor’s chair, I oversaw our coverage through the eras of several high-profile ‘men at the top’, including Trevor Watkins, Peter Phillips, Savi Saverimutto, through to Jeff Mostyn and now Eddie Mitchell. All had different approaches to the media, particularly the Echo, the only one that provided daily coverage of the club’s activities both on and off the field. No local newspaper influences the performance of a team during 90 minutes of football. That’s down to a squad of professionals whose skill and determination will determine success. What a local paper CAN do is support the club through sustained coverage and information, potentially putting bums on seats and feeding the hunger for news. But the Echo is not the public relations arm of any business or, indeed, public sector organisation like the council, NHS or police. It has to have an independent voice while appreciating that there are different levels of volume for that voice and different ways of imparting the information. Whatever people think, the sports team at the Echo – some of whom I put in place myself – want the club to succeed. Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right, but they were always taken very seriously and for what we believed were the right reasons, including Neil Perrett’s view of Eddie Mitchell’s confrontation with the fans. It must be extremely difficult for Eddie Mitchell to be the creator and driving force of his own development company, but then have to answer to an inquisitive press and a demanding few thousand fans. A few months ago, at the height of the conflict between the club and the paper, I said I would be happy for Eddie and myself to be locked in a room and only let out when we had worked out an agreement that suited both sides. Sadly, it never happened. Perhaps it’s now time that it did. NEAL BUTTERWORTH, former editor-in-chief, Newsquest Dorset[/p][/quote]Well said Neil Butterworth. The sad thing is, Eddie Mitchell has only one view and that is his own. I would now not only like to see an interview from the fan called Rodders (alias Andy Gill) but also Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall printed. Perhaps we could all be enlightened as to what is REALLY going on behind the scenes. Sadly though, I fell that Eddie and Jason will decline. bibocherry
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1:47pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Luffbracherry says...

Absolute madness. Mr Mitchell has lost the most effective medium for advertsing and PR to the community. The press and club should be building relationships and working together for the benefit of the supporters and AFCB

This is just another example of the lack of knowledge/experience about football, marketing and building customer relationships

It is a very sad situation, one which should not have happened

Older supporters - compare the current situation to the hey day of press coverage in the Echo, Sports Echo, and weekly title Bournemouth Times. The Cherries reporter was Colin Smith one of the best local sports journalists of his era and an ardent Cherries fan. I wonder what he would think of this mess

In summary, the club is underperforming against its 'throw money at it' approach and is in denial about the current situation and has decided to operate in a vacuum
Absolute madness. Mr Mitchell has lost the most effective medium for advertsing and PR to the community. The press and club should be building relationships and working together for the benefit of the supporters and AFCB This is just another example of the lack of knowledge/experience about football, marketing and building customer relationships It is a very sad situation, one which should not have happened Older supporters - compare the current situation to the hey day of press coverage in the Echo, Sports Echo, and weekly title Bournemouth Times. The Cherries reporter was Colin Smith one of the best local sports journalists of his era and an ardent Cherries fan. I wonder what he would think of this mess In summary, the club is underperforming against its 'throw money at it' approach and is in denial about the current situation and has decided to operate in a vacuum Luffbracherry
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1:51pm Wed 21 Mar 12

termau69 says...

I dont know what the fuss is all about ive heard on great authority Mr.Mitchell has launched a rival paper entitled "Eddies Echo" about time and all!!!!!
I dont know what the fuss is all about ive heard on great authority Mr.Mitchell has launched a rival paper entitled "Eddies Echo" about time and all!!!!! termau69
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2:01pm Wed 21 Mar 12

andyjolly says...

Legend33 wrote:
"needless & childish"... Yes, but the echo are to blame here as well, it takes two tussle.
Agreed it takes two to tango, and after the echos idiot reporter NP caused all the grief over the halftime good luck message from the non English speaking wife of the owner is it any shock that the club had decided to use its own media outlets like the club site and FB to supply the fans with the latest news as they always seem to post more than the echo does
[quote][p][bold]Legend33[/bold] wrote: "needless & childish"... Yes, but the echo are to blame here as well, it takes two tussle.[/p][/quote]Agreed it takes two to tango, and after the echos idiot reporter NP caused all the grief over the halftime good luck message from the non English speaking wife of the owner is it any shock that the club had decided to use its own media outlets like the club site and FB to supply the fans with the latest news as they always seem to post more than the echo does andyjolly
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2:01pm Wed 21 Mar 12

andyjolly says...

Legend33 wrote:
"needless & childish"... Yes, but the echo are to blame here as well, it takes two tussle.
Agreed it takes two to tango, and after the echos idiot reporter NP caused all the grief over the halftime good luck message from the non English speaking wife of the owner is it any shock that the club had decided to use its own media outlets like the club site and FB to supply the fans with the latest news as they always seem to post more than the echo does
[quote][p][bold]Legend33[/bold] wrote: "needless & childish"... Yes, but the echo are to blame here as well, it takes two tussle.[/p][/quote]Agreed it takes two to tango, and after the echos idiot reporter NP caused all the grief over the halftime good luck message from the non English speaking wife of the owner is it any shock that the club had decided to use its own media outlets like the club site and FB to supply the fans with the latest news as they always seem to post more than the echo does andyjolly
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2:06pm Wed 21 Mar 12

andyjolly says...

BonnieANDClyde wrote:
100 PC BACKING FOR THE NEWSPAPER - LET MITCHELL BRADBURY GO JUMP And take the 4000 and falling SYCHOPHANTIC so called fans with them ..The REAL Fans that care and want change have stopped GOING ..Those REAL fans will be back when Mitchell has GONE and i dont think it will be long '.Yours THE REAL FANS .
Amazing how real fans have stopped going and the 4000 that do go aren't real fans!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]BonnieANDClyde[/bold] wrote: 100 PC BACKING FOR THE NEWSPAPER - LET MITCHELL BRADBURY GO JUMP And take the 4000 and falling SYCHOPHANTIC so called fans with them ..The REAL Fans that care and want change have stopped GOING ..Those REAL fans will be back when Mitchell has GONE and i dont think it will be long '.Yours THE REAL FANS .[/p][/quote]Amazing how real fans have stopped going and the 4000 that do go aren't real fans!!!!! andyjolly
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2:24pm Wed 21 Mar 12

ASM says...

nealbutty wrote:
As editor of the Daily Echo for 13 years until December, I hope you’ll understand why I have resisted immersing myself in the online debate relating to AFCB’s relationship with the Echo.
After all, for several years, I’ve had to wince at the level of so-called banter and defamation-challengi

ng vitriol that has sometimes passed for comment and debate on this website.
Today’s news is hardly a surprise, but it’s nonetheless sad and counter-productive, mainly for the club, but such rocky relationships do neither party any good.
During my tenure in the editor’s chair, I oversaw our coverage through the eras of several high-profile ‘men at the top’, including Trevor Watkins, Peter Phillips, Savi Saverimutto, through to Jeff Mostyn and now Eddie Mitchell.
All had different approaches to the media, particularly the Echo, the only one that provided daily coverage of the club’s activities both on and off the field.
No local newspaper influences the performance of a team during 90 minutes of football. That’s down to a squad of professionals whose skill and determination will determine success.
What a local paper CAN do is support the club through sustained coverage and information, potentially putting bums on seats and feeding the hunger for news.
But the Echo is not the public relations arm of any business or, indeed, public sector organisation like the council, NHS or police.
It has to have an independent voice while appreciating that there are different levels of volume for that voice and different ways of imparting the information.
Whatever people think, the sports team at the Echo – some of whom I put in place myself – want the club to succeed.
Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right, but they were always taken very seriously and for what we believed were the right reasons, including Neil Perrett’s view of Eddie Mitchell’s confrontation with the fans.
It must be extremely difficult for Eddie Mitchell to be the creator and driving force of his own development company, but then have to answer to an inquisitive press and a demanding few thousand fans.
A few months ago, at the height of the conflict between the club and the paper, I said I would be happy for Eddie and myself to be locked in a room and only let out when we had worked out an agreement that suited both sides.
Sadly, it never happened. Perhaps it’s now time that it did.
NEAL BUTTERWORTH, former editor-in-chief, Newsquest Dorset
nice of you to come out like that butters, but i don't really get your point - this would appear to be strike 3 or 4 from mitchell - first was the fans forum when he told us to support the saints - then was the drunken on the pitch rant where he was aggressive towards 1 fan - then there was the radio rant, more drunken behaviour and now there is the banning of a free press, that is part of the clubs history and is a big deal for the fans
[quote][p][bold]nealbutty[/bold] wrote: As editor of the Daily Echo for 13 years until December, I hope you’ll understand why I have resisted immersing myself in the online debate relating to AFCB’s relationship with the Echo. After all, for several years, I’ve had to wince at the level of so-called banter and defamation-challengi ng vitriol that has sometimes passed for comment and debate on this website. Today’s news is hardly a surprise, but it’s nonetheless sad and counter-productive, mainly for the club, but such rocky relationships do neither party any good. During my tenure in the editor’s chair, I oversaw our coverage through the eras of several high-profile ‘men at the top’, including Trevor Watkins, Peter Phillips, Savi Saverimutto, through to Jeff Mostyn and now Eddie Mitchell. All had different approaches to the media, particularly the Echo, the only one that provided daily coverage of the club’s activities both on and off the field. No local newspaper influences the performance of a team during 90 minutes of football. That’s down to a squad of professionals whose skill and determination will determine success. What a local paper CAN do is support the club through sustained coverage and information, potentially putting bums on seats and feeding the hunger for news. But the Echo is not the public relations arm of any business or, indeed, public sector organisation like the council, NHS or police. It has to have an independent voice while appreciating that there are different levels of volume for that voice and different ways of imparting the information. Whatever people think, the sports team at the Echo – some of whom I put in place myself – want the club to succeed. Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right, but they were always taken very seriously and for what we believed were the right reasons, including Neil Perrett’s view of Eddie Mitchell’s confrontation with the fans. It must be extremely difficult for Eddie Mitchell to be the creator and driving force of his own development company, but then have to answer to an inquisitive press and a demanding few thousand fans. A few months ago, at the height of the conflict between the club and the paper, I said I would be happy for Eddie and myself to be locked in a room and only let out when we had worked out an agreement that suited both sides. Sadly, it never happened. Perhaps it’s now time that it did. NEAL BUTTERWORTH, former editor-in-chief, Newsquest Dorset[/p][/quote]nice of you to come out like that butters, but i don't really get your point - this would appear to be strike 3 or 4 from mitchell - first was the fans forum when he told us to support the saints - then was the drunken on the pitch rant where he was aggressive towards 1 fan - then there was the radio rant, more drunken behaviour and now there is the banning of a free press, that is part of the clubs history and is a big deal for the fans ASM
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2:28pm Wed 21 Mar 12

ASM says...

bibocherry wrote:
nealbutty wrote:
As editor of the Daily Echo for 13 years until December, I hope you’ll understand why I have resisted immersing myself in the online debate relating to AFCB’s relationship with the Echo. After all, for several years, I’ve had to wince at the level of so-called banter and defamation-challengi ng vitriol that has sometimes passed for comment and debate on this website. Today’s news is hardly a surprise, but it’s nonetheless sad and counter-productive, mainly for the club, but such rocky relationships do neither party any good. During my tenure in the editor’s chair, I oversaw our coverage through the eras of several high-profile ‘men at the top’, including Trevor Watkins, Peter Phillips, Savi Saverimutto, through to Jeff Mostyn and now Eddie Mitchell. All had different approaches to the media, particularly the Echo, the only one that provided daily coverage of the club’s activities both on and off the field. No local newspaper influences the performance of a team during 90 minutes of football. That’s down to a squad of professionals whose skill and determination will determine success. What a local paper CAN do is support the club through sustained coverage and information, potentially putting bums on seats and feeding the hunger for news. But the Echo is not the public relations arm of any business or, indeed, public sector organisation like the council, NHS or police. It has to have an independent voice while appreciating that there are different levels of volume for that voice and different ways of imparting the information. Whatever people think, the sports team at the Echo – some of whom I put in place myself – want the club to succeed. Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right, but they were always taken very seriously and for what we believed were the right reasons, including Neil Perrett’s view of Eddie Mitchell’s confrontation with the fans. It must be extremely difficult for Eddie Mitchell to be the creator and driving force of his own development company, but then have to answer to an inquisitive press and a demanding few thousand fans. A few months ago, at the height of the conflict between the club and the paper, I said I would be happy for Eddie and myself to be locked in a room and only let out when we had worked out an agreement that suited both sides. Sadly, it never happened. Perhaps it’s now time that it did. NEAL BUTTERWORTH, former editor-in-chief, Newsquest Dorset
Well said Neil Butterworth. The sad thing is, Eddie Mitchell has only one view and that is his own. I would now not only like to see an interview from the fan called Rodders (alias Andy Gill) but also Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall printed. Perhaps we could all be enlightened as to what is REALLY going on behind the scenes. Sadly though, I fell that Eddie and Jason will decline.
would love to hear from howe, tindall and roach - or better still maxim denim - but that wont happen because he is an alias - he is not real - if he was real he wouldn't sit back and let this happen
[quote][p][bold]bibocherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nealbutty[/bold] wrote: As editor of the Daily Echo for 13 years until December, I hope you’ll understand why I have resisted immersing myself in the online debate relating to AFCB’s relationship with the Echo. After all, for several years, I’ve had to wince at the level of so-called banter and defamation-challengi ng vitriol that has sometimes passed for comment and debate on this website. Today’s news is hardly a surprise, but it’s nonetheless sad and counter-productive, mainly for the club, but such rocky relationships do neither party any good. During my tenure in the editor’s chair, I oversaw our coverage through the eras of several high-profile ‘men at the top’, including Trevor Watkins, Peter Phillips, Savi Saverimutto, through to Jeff Mostyn and now Eddie Mitchell. All had different approaches to the media, particularly the Echo, the only one that provided daily coverage of the club’s activities both on and off the field. No local newspaper influences the performance of a team during 90 minutes of football. That’s down to a squad of professionals whose skill and determination will determine success. What a local paper CAN do is support the club through sustained coverage and information, potentially putting bums on seats and feeding the hunger for news. But the Echo is not the public relations arm of any business or, indeed, public sector organisation like the council, NHS or police. It has to have an independent voice while appreciating that there are different levels of volume for that voice and different ways of imparting the information. Whatever people think, the sports team at the Echo – some of whom I put in place myself – want the club to succeed. Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right, but they were always taken very seriously and for what we believed were the right reasons, including Neil Perrett’s view of Eddie Mitchell’s confrontation with the fans. It must be extremely difficult for Eddie Mitchell to be the creator and driving force of his own development company, but then have to answer to an inquisitive press and a demanding few thousand fans. A few months ago, at the height of the conflict between the club and the paper, I said I would be happy for Eddie and myself to be locked in a room and only let out when we had worked out an agreement that suited both sides. Sadly, it never happened. Perhaps it’s now time that it did. NEAL BUTTERWORTH, former editor-in-chief, Newsquest Dorset[/p][/quote]Well said Neil Butterworth. The sad thing is, Eddie Mitchell has only one view and that is his own. I would now not only like to see an interview from the fan called Rodders (alias Andy Gill) but also Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall printed. Perhaps we could all be enlightened as to what is REALLY going on behind the scenes. Sadly though, I fell that Eddie and Jason will decline.[/p][/quote]would love to hear from howe, tindall and roach - or better still maxim denim - but that wont happen because he is an alias - he is not real - if he was real he wouldn't sit back and let this happen ASM
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2:57pm Wed 21 Mar 12

cyclejim says...

Neal Butterworth wrote: "Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right"

And that's why this editorial won't get as much support as perhaps it should. Nobody wants this situation yet the opinion on here is decidedly mixed.

Even the most ardent of Cherries fans can see that the club aren't going about this in the right way and can sympathise with the Echo, BUT this article makes out that the Echo are an entirely innocent party in this spat and have done nothing to contribute to where we are today. No balance, nothing. It's a one-sided piece and my understanding of one of the points mentioned is not how the Echo has put it across despite not being inaccurate. Wordsmiths are good at that.

Newspapers are very quick to criticise, but never admit to even the slightest fault and I can't believe that the club have made a reaction (all be it an increasingly extreme one over the last few months) without some kind of genuine reason for doing so.

Should the Echo be banned? No, of course not. But BOTH sides should be looking at themselves and what they have done to the point of resolving it, not just AFCB.
Neal Butterworth wrote: "Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right" And that's why this editorial won't get as much support as perhaps it should. Nobody wants this situation yet the opinion on here is decidedly mixed. Even the most ardent of Cherries fans can see that the club aren't going about this in the right way and can sympathise with the Echo, BUT this article makes out that the Echo are an entirely innocent party in this spat and have done nothing to contribute to where we are today. No balance, nothing. It's a one-sided piece and my understanding of one of the points mentioned is not how the Echo has put it across despite not being inaccurate. Wordsmiths are good at that. Newspapers are very quick to criticise, but never admit to even the slightest fault and I can't believe that the club have made a reaction (all be it an increasingly extreme one over the last few months) without some kind of genuine reason for doing so. Should the Echo be banned? No, of course not. But BOTH sides should be looking at themselves and what they have done to the point of resolving it, not just AFCB. cyclejim
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3:06pm Wed 21 Mar 12

praelis says...

its not a local club anymore. it does not let the local children peep in through its railings and builds where it wants to regardless of the locals opinions:( get Harry to come back and sort it out how it should be.. for locals!
its not a local club anymore. it does not let the local children peep in through its railings and builds where it wants to regardless of the locals opinions:( get Harry to come back and sort it out how it should be.. for locals! praelis
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3:16pm Wed 21 Mar 12

manyogie says...

The one question to the echo is, is it truly a free reporter of the News, or is the News controlled, edited or presented in any special fashion at any time in an effort to alter the readers perspective of the issue?
If, with hand on heart, you can answer yes to the question above, then AFCB are in the wrong, if not..........
The one question to the echo is, is it truly a free reporter of the News, or is the News controlled, edited or presented in any special fashion at any time in an effort to alter the readers perspective of the issue? If, with hand on heart, you can answer yes to the question above, then AFCB are in the wrong, if not.......... manyogie
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3:16pm Wed 21 Mar 12

nonnogeppetto says...

cyclejim wrote:
Neal Butterworth wrote: "Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right"

And that's why this editorial won't get as much support as perhaps it should. Nobody wants this situation yet the opinion on here is decidedly mixed.

Even the most ardent of Cherries fans can see that the club aren't going about this in the right way and can sympathise with the Echo, BUT this article makes out that the Echo are an entirely innocent party in this spat and have done nothing to contribute to where we are today. No balance, nothing. It's a one-sided piece and my understanding of one of the points mentioned is not how the Echo has put it across despite not being inaccurate. Wordsmiths are good at that.

Newspapers are very quick to criticise, but never admit to even the slightest fault and I can't believe that the club have made a reaction (all be it an increasingly extreme one over the last few months) without some kind of genuine reason for doing so.

Should the Echo be banned? No, of course not. But BOTH sides should be looking at themselves and what they have done to the point of resolving it, not just AFCB.
To be fair Neal makes that very point i.e. 'locked in a room until they sorted their difference' I take that to mean that either side need to look at where things went wrong, address it and move on.
[quote][p][bold]cyclejim[/bold] wrote: Neal Butterworth wrote: "Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right" And that's why this editorial won't get as much support as perhaps it should. Nobody wants this situation yet the opinion on here is decidedly mixed. Even the most ardent of Cherries fans can see that the club aren't going about this in the right way and can sympathise with the Echo, BUT this article makes out that the Echo are an entirely innocent party in this spat and have done nothing to contribute to where we are today. No balance, nothing. It's a one-sided piece and my understanding of one of the points mentioned is not how the Echo has put it across despite not being inaccurate. Wordsmiths are good at that. Newspapers are very quick to criticise, but never admit to even the slightest fault and I can't believe that the club have made a reaction (all be it an increasingly extreme one over the last few months) without some kind of genuine reason for doing so. Should the Echo be banned? No, of course not. But BOTH sides should be looking at themselves and what they have done to the point of resolving it, not just AFCB.[/p][/quote]To be fair Neal makes that very point i.e. 'locked in a room until they sorted their difference' I take that to mean that either side need to look at where things went wrong, address it and move on. nonnogeppetto
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3:23pm Wed 21 Mar 12

nonnogeppetto says...

manyogie wrote:
The one question to the echo is, is it truly a free reporter of the News, or is the News controlled, edited or presented in any special fashion at any time in an effort to alter the readers perspective of the issue?
If, with hand on heart, you can answer yes to the question above, then AFCB are in the wrong, if not..........
You would have to go a very long way to find a truly independent style of reporting there will always be some bias in some shape or form which most of us can live with. Intransigence (as we have been experiencing) does very little to the cause of 'fair play'.
[quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: The one question to the echo is, is it truly a free reporter of the News, or is the News controlled, edited or presented in any special fashion at any time in an effort to alter the readers perspective of the issue? If, with hand on heart, you can answer yes to the question above, then AFCB are in the wrong, if not..........[/p][/quote]You would have to go a very long way to find a truly independent style of reporting there will always be some bias in some shape or form which most of us can live with. Intransigence (as we have been experiencing) does very little to the cause of 'fair play'. nonnogeppetto
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3:33pm Wed 21 Mar 12

cyclejim says...

nonnogeppetto - agreed, that kind of comment you quote from NB would have sat far better than what the current incumbents went with, which was this..... "the days of editorial backing for your football club are over until such time as you come to terms with what ‘free press’ means"
nonnogeppetto - agreed, that kind of comment you quote from NB would have sat far better than what the current incumbents went with, which was this..... "the days of editorial backing for your football club are over until such time as you come to terms with what ‘free press’ means" cyclejim
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3:47pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Julian1964 says...

The sad thing is the club was suppose to be long to the community and no longer does,mitchell may have saved the club,but rather then going forwards,it's now going backwards.I am really concern now that we will go back into admin and lose players once again.Mitchell wants the yes people to stay on ship and those that disagree are shown the door.Only wat to get him out is to stop going to games which is starting to happen.Can't blame the echo for any of this,their have helped alot by investing money into the club and no ill feeling towards the other reporters but Ian was the only one who stood up to this guy.Ok maybe the echo are banned,but can he ban the reporters from going to watch the game and sneek out pictures and game reports?Players wanted to leave last season because of this guy.Symes won't be coming back,can't see this happening and i have grave concern to know what has happen to Steve Fletcher??
The sad thing is the club was suppose to be long to the community and no longer does,mitchell may have saved the club,but rather then going forwards,it's now going backwards.I am really concern now that we will go back into admin and lose players once again.Mitchell wants the yes people to stay on ship and those that disagree are shown the door.Only wat to get him out is to stop going to games which is starting to happen.Can't blame the echo for any of this,their have helped alot by investing money into the club and no ill feeling towards the other reporters but Ian was the only one who stood up to this guy.Ok maybe the echo are banned,but can he ban the reporters from going to watch the game and sneek out pictures and game reports?Players wanted to leave last season because of this guy.Symes won't be coming back,can't see this happening and i have grave concern to know what has happen to Steve Fletcher?? Julian1964
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3:59pm Wed 21 Mar 12

mowebb says...

O.k. so Eddie has been a bit of a fool but he has the success of AFCB at heart. Bournemouth are our local team and the Echo is our local paper and as such they should be supportive of each other. Unfortunately every time something untoward happens at the Club it is blown up out of all proportion by The Echo so it is totally unsurprising that they are now banned from reporting. Why don't they leave sensationalism to the National Press and concentrate on the good things about our club. they MAY sell more papers!!
O.k. so Eddie has been a bit of a fool but he has the success of AFCB at heart. Bournemouth are our local team and the Echo is our local paper and as such they should be supportive of each other. Unfortunately every time something untoward happens at the Club it is blown up out of all proportion by The Echo so it is totally unsurprising that they are now banned from reporting. Why don't they leave sensationalism to the National Press and concentrate on the good things about our club. they MAY sell more papers!! mowebb
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4:15pm Wed 21 Mar 12

devon fan says...

it is time for us fans to stand up and have our voice heard, both parties have shown childish behaviour but it is the fans who always have to suffer, I would suggest that people email or write to the media manager at the clubinforming him of your feelings on this ban and the club in general maybe when they realise the depth of peoples feelings we may get action, meanwhile now thw Echo does not have to worry about further bans by the club perhaps it is time for them to publicly investigate a number of things that have gone on in the club, for example Mr Demins involvment, the radio station now broadcasting from the Ivory towers of the Seeward stadium, the restaurant in Poole park, this club needs to be brought out in the open as promised by Mr Mitchell
it is time for us fans to stand up and have our voice heard, both parties have shown childish behaviour but it is the fans who always have to suffer, I would suggest that people email or write to the media manager at the clubinforming him of your feelings on this ban and the club in general maybe when they realise the depth of peoples feelings we may get action, meanwhile now thw Echo does not have to worry about further bans by the club perhaps it is time for them to publicly investigate a number of things that have gone on in the club, for example Mr Demins involvment, the radio station now broadcasting from the Ivory towers of the Seeward stadium, the restaurant in Poole park, this club needs to be brought out in the open as promised by Mr Mitchell devon fan
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4:35pm Wed 21 Mar 12

raybren says...

This is a battle of EGOs-so what we need is Mitchell EGO,
Bradbury EGO,Sports Editor EGO,Sports Reporter EGO.Then
we can have a fresh start!
This is a battle of EGOs-so what we need is Mitchell EGO, Bradbury EGO,Sports Editor EGO,Sports Reporter EGO.Then we can have a fresh start! raybren
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4:35pm Wed 21 Mar 12

raybren says...

This is a battle of EGOs-so what we need is Mitchell EGO,
Bradbury EGO,Sports Editor EGO,Sports Reporter EGO.Then
we can have a fresh start!
This is a battle of EGOs-so what we need is Mitchell EGO, Bradbury EGO,Sports Editor EGO,Sports Reporter EGO.Then we can have a fresh start! raybren
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4:40pm Wed 21 Mar 12

canfordcherry says...

The echo has got what it deserved. Poor coverage by poor journalists. Too much stirring on negative subjects. Perhaps em is hoping we are all going to tune in to 'hot radio' for our teams news. Unfortunately that is very poor at the moment, if you haven't tuned in yet don't bother till the presenters have been changed. Perhaps move Bradbury into the Saturday afternoon slot asap. We will get through this and come back stronger. I can understand the anger of the fans who say 'boycott' as a way of making a point, but you end up hurting the players as a result of these actions and that is not the answer. What you need to do is organise something at the games to show your dissapointment in either EM or LB thro' some kind of demonstration. If there are that many dissenting voices this should be easy to organise. I still believe that if there was no EM involvment we would not have a club to support.
The echo has got what it deserved. Poor coverage by poor journalists. Too much stirring on negative subjects. Perhaps em is hoping we are all going to tune in to 'hot radio' for our teams news. Unfortunately that is very poor at the moment, if you haven't tuned in yet don't bother till the presenters have been changed. Perhaps move Bradbury into the Saturday afternoon slot asap. We will get through this and come back stronger. I can understand the anger of the fans who say 'boycott' as a way of making a point, but you end up hurting the players as a result of these actions and that is not the answer. What you need to do is organise something at the games to show your dissapointment in either EM or LB thro' some kind of demonstration. If there are that many dissenting voices this should be easy to organise. I still believe that if there was no EM involvment we would not have a club to support. canfordcherry
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4:43pm Wed 21 Mar 12

WHYNOT says...

bicameral wrote:
This is typical Mitchell, yet fools like Ferndown Pete and WHYNOT still back him. Mitchell tells AFCB fans if you don't do as he says go to Southampton, His swearing on 5 is (according to these 'fans' the radio stations fault, the Echo has to be positive - or bebanned. He's a bully with some strange little followers. Forget AFCB. If theres 5000 football fans get off your backsides and go to the local non league games, supplort other local sport or even save your money and play sport yourself. Maybe thats too much.
you clown i didnt even mention mitchell so how is my comment backing him,looks like you are the fool. bi ???
[quote][p][bold]bicameral[/bold] wrote: This is typical Mitchell, yet fools like Ferndown Pete and WHYNOT still back him. Mitchell tells AFCB fans if you don't do as he says go to Southampton, His swearing on 5 is (according to these 'fans' the radio stations fault, the Echo has to be positive - or bebanned. He's a bully with some strange little followers. Forget AFCB. If theres 5000 football fans get off your backsides and go to the local non league games, supplort other local sport or even save your money and play sport yourself. Maybe thats too much.[/p][/quote]you clown i didnt even mention mitchell so how is my comment backing him,looks like you are the fool. bi ??? WHYNOT
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4:48pm Wed 21 Mar 12

mgdrreams says...

If every time we had a crap chairman in charge at Dena Court and i stopped going to games , I would have missed years worth of football. SUPPORT THE TEAM. ALWAYS!
If every time we had a crap chairman in charge at Dena Court and i stopped going to games , I would have missed years worth of football. SUPPORT THE TEAM. ALWAYS! mgdrreams
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4:49pm Wed 21 Mar 12

afcbournemouth says...

i really hope this story isnt taking the gloss off last night win ..... yeah it was bloody shocking !! worst team iv seen since the jimmy quinn era no team shape no team ethic a team full of individuals ! i have never been so bored as last night ! the crowds flat and the football is the poorest iv seen in years ! i left a good 20 mins before the end and even the stewards asked if everything was ok i replied thats the last game i go too ! boring ! the boards made a big mistake backing bradders and they are screwed and they no it by extending his contract afcb is buggered for another 3 years under his reign such a shame . great fans that always get punished its goodbye from me until we show ambition and get a proper manager that knows the leauge my£26 pound will be staying in my wallet from now !!
i really hope this story isnt taking the gloss off last night win ..... yeah it was bloody shocking !! worst team iv seen since the jimmy quinn era no team shape no team ethic a team full of individuals ! i have never been so bored as last night ! the crowds flat and the football is the poorest iv seen in years ! i left a good 20 mins before the end and even the stewards asked if everything was ok i replied thats the last game i go too ! boring ! the boards made a big mistake backing bradders and they are screwed and they no it by extending his contract afcb is buggered for another 3 years under his reign such a shame . great fans that always get punished its goodbye from me until we show ambition and get a proper manager that knows the leauge my£26 pound will be staying in my wallet from now !! afcbournemouth
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5:02pm Wed 21 Mar 12

sean974 says...

Maybe the echo should ask for fans to contribute to a blog reporting on the Cherries' progress... But then the management would probably ban the fans too. What an awful decision.
Maybe the echo should ask for fans to contribute to a blog reporting on the Cherries' progress... But then the management would probably ban the fans too. What an awful decision. sean974
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5:08pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Entailleur says...

The cricket season starts in 2 weeks so can we have a little more support and coverage there please?

I understand that the Sports Editor doesn't believe there is any following for cricket... but does he know how many teams play regular, organised cricket?
Dorset CCC + Development XI
Dorset 50+ A & B
Dorset Disabled
Dorset Girls & Ladies at many ages
Dorset League Saturday 90 teams
Dorset League Sunday 57 teams
Dorset County sides from Under 10 to Under 17
Dorset District Club teams at all age levels - 191 teams!!

I make that over 3900 players taking to the field and I've not included the Southern League. Okay, some of them may be duplicates but that's still a lot of people who may come back to buying the Echo if there was anything for them to read!!

AFCB? As someone who has 'known of' EM for a very long time.... "No comment".
The cricket season starts in 2 weeks so can we have a little more support and coverage there please? I understand that the Sports Editor doesn't believe there is any following for cricket... but does he know how many teams play regular, organised cricket? Dorset CCC + Development XI Dorset 50+ A & B Dorset Disabled Dorset Girls & Ladies at many ages Dorset League Saturday 90 teams Dorset League Sunday 57 teams Dorset County sides from Under 10 to Under 17 Dorset District Club teams at all age levels - 191 teams!! I make that over 3900 players taking to the field and I've not included the Southern League. Okay, some of them may be duplicates but that's still a lot of people who may come back to buying the Echo if there was anything for them to read!! AFCB? As someone who has 'known of' EM for a very long time.... "No comment". Entailleur
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5:10pm Wed 21 Mar 12

dustbindanny says...

i dont think it is the "echo" newspaper as such,but more this website mr mitchell and mr bradbury have taken exception to , with all the adverse publicity from the fan ,s that are watching the rubbish dished up as football under mr bradbury,s leadership,it,s no wonder they want to "brush it under the carpet" last nights display was shocking, yes we won, but the team is not organised ,no pattern,no shape , still colliding with each other and there was only four players in the team worthy of the shirt, and to top it all off, we put young stockley and taylor together up front, yet our best striker(IN MY OPINION) now plays for ROCHDALE.! how bizzarre?? mr bradbury obviously does,nt like criticism, but £1 .6 million spent and a team that appears to be in disarray, just eleven individuals running around with no game pattern,we the fans have every right to tell him it,s not good football we are watching.as an away fan. said to us last night, "your club spent all that money, and you seem to be going knowhere".
i dont think it is the "echo" newspaper as such,but more this website mr mitchell and mr bradbury have taken exception to , with all the adverse publicity from the fan ,s that are watching the rubbish dished up as football under mr bradbury,s leadership,it,s no wonder they want to "brush it under the carpet" last nights display was shocking, yes we won, but the team is not organised ,no pattern,no shape , still colliding with each other and there was only four players in the team worthy of the shirt, and to top it all off, we put young stockley and taylor together up front, yet our best striker(IN MY OPINION) now plays for ROCHDALE.! how bizzarre?? mr bradbury obviously does,nt like criticism, but £1 .6 million spent and a team that appears to be in disarray, just eleven individuals running around with no game pattern,we the fans have every right to tell him it,s not good football we are watching.as an away fan. said to us last night, "your club spent all that money, and you seem to be going knowhere". dustbindanny
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5:14pm Wed 21 Mar 12

pete woodley says...

Butterworth,was keen on banning people for speaking the truth,so he knows what it is like.
Butterworth,was keen on banning people for speaking the truth,so he knows what it is like. pete woodley
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5:16pm Wed 21 Mar 12

afcbtintin says...

EM probably thinks we'll now all listen to his (not so) Hot Radio for our reports. The station that he illegaly bought.....community licences are not allowed to be sold/purchased......
...and noone in Bournemouth can hear anyway
EM probably thinks we'll now all listen to his (not so) Hot Radio for our reports. The station that he illegaly bought.....community licences are not allowed to be sold/purchased...... ...and noone in Bournemouth can hear anyway afcbtintin
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5:27pm Wed 21 Mar 12

termau69 says...

Entailleur wrote:
The cricket season starts in 2 weeks so can we have a little more support and coverage there please?

I understand that the Sports Editor doesn't believe there is any following for cricket... but does he know how many teams play regular, organised cricket?
Dorset CCC + Development XI
Dorset 50+ A & B
Dorset Disabled
Dorset Girls & Ladies at many ages
Dorset League Saturday 90 teams
Dorset League Sunday 57 teams
Dorset County sides from Under 10 to Under 17
Dorset District Club teams at all age levels - 191 teams!!

I make that over 3900 players taking to the field and I've not included the Southern League. Okay, some of them may be duplicates but that's still a lot of people who may come back to buying the Echo if there was anything for them to read!!

AFCB? As someone who has 'known of' EM for a very long time.... "No comment".
Very interesting points unfortunately the Echo will not listen as in the past 2 weeks i have witnessed how arrogant,offensive and ill mannered the Echo and its staff can be they do not listen to their critics or readers and this will take its toll
[quote][p][bold]Entailleur[/bold] wrote: The cricket season starts in 2 weeks so can we have a little more support and coverage there please? I understand that the Sports Editor doesn't believe there is any following for cricket... but does he know how many teams play regular, organised cricket? Dorset CCC + Development XI Dorset 50+ A & B Dorset Disabled Dorset Girls & Ladies at many ages Dorset League Saturday 90 teams Dorset League Sunday 57 teams Dorset County sides from Under 10 to Under 17 Dorset District Club teams at all age levels - 191 teams!! I make that over 3900 players taking to the field and I've not included the Southern League. Okay, some of them may be duplicates but that's still a lot of people who may come back to buying the Echo if there was anything for them to read!! AFCB? As someone who has 'known of' EM for a very long time.... "No comment".[/p][/quote]Very interesting points unfortunately the Echo will not listen as in the past 2 weeks i have witnessed how arrogant,offensive and ill mannered the Echo and its staff can be they do not listen to their critics or readers and this will take its toll termau69
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5:37pm Wed 21 Mar 12

hotdog350 says...

Its a bad situation gone worse.
Banning the local newspaper from reporting on the club....Crazy!
I didnt go to the match last night but friends told me that it was more of the same, Bradbury clueless rubbish.
I with several friends are making a weekend of it over Easter and like someone else said on here , will be attending AFCB away to Sheffield united.
I would suggest to the Echo to send a reporter to the match if they are still allowed because if..Sorry when we start to lose, the anti Bradbury chanting will start. Enough is enough!
Mitchell could have dealt with this weeks ago and sacked Bradbury and brought a professional manager in but instead the virus has spread to him and his family running the club.
He seems to get it wrong time after time with the fans but this time if he insists on keeping a failed amateur unqualified manager then this could be the final straw with the fans.
If you cant get to the Sheffield match listen on the radio , I am sure you will hear the chanting. Mitchell you were warned months ago that Bradbury was appalling but you always know best so it rests on your head!
Its a bad situation gone worse. Banning the local newspaper from reporting on the club....Crazy! I didnt go to the match last night but friends told me that it was more of the same, Bradbury clueless rubbish. I with several friends are making a weekend of it over Easter and like someone else said on here , will be attending AFCB away to Sheffield united. I would suggest to the Echo to send a reporter to the match if they are still allowed because if..Sorry when we start to lose, the anti Bradbury chanting will start. Enough is enough! Mitchell could have dealt with this weeks ago and sacked Bradbury and brought a professional manager in but instead the virus has spread to him and his family running the club. He seems to get it wrong time after time with the fans but this time if he insists on keeping a failed amateur unqualified manager then this could be the final straw with the fans. If you cant get to the Sheffield match listen on the radio , I am sure you will hear the chanting. Mitchell you were warned months ago that Bradbury was appalling but you always know best so it rests on your head! hotdog350
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5:40pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Loyal2AFCB says...

Luffbracherry wrote:
Absolute madness. Mr Mitchell has lost the most effective medium for advertsing and PR to the community. The press and club should be building relationships and working together for the benefit of the supporters and AFCB This is just another example of the lack of knowledge/experience about football, marketing and building customer relationships It is a very sad situation, one which should not have happened Older supporters - compare the current situation to the hey day of press coverage in the Echo, Sports Echo, and weekly title Bournemouth Times. The Cherries reporter was Colin Smith one of the best local sports journalists of his era and an ardent Cherries fan. I wonder what he would think of this mess In summary, the club is underperforming against its 'throw money at it' approach and is in denial about the current situation and has decided to operate in a vacuum
Interesting you should mention that the best Cherries reporter was also an ardent fan as I really think that is the crux of the matter. Of the current encumbents, one is a Scummer, another I suspect is a Scummer and the third is a premier league glory hunter. They can barely disguise their antipathy towards the club. Why can't we have one of our own covering AFCB?
[quote][p][bold]Luffbracherry[/bold] wrote: Absolute madness. Mr Mitchell has lost the most effective medium for advertsing and PR to the community. The press and club should be building relationships and working together for the benefit of the supporters and AFCB This is just another example of the lack of knowledge/experience about football, marketing and building customer relationships It is a very sad situation, one which should not have happened Older supporters - compare the current situation to the hey day of press coverage in the Echo, Sports Echo, and weekly title Bournemouth Times. The Cherries reporter was Colin Smith one of the best local sports journalists of his era and an ardent Cherries fan. I wonder what he would think of this mess In summary, the club is underperforming against its 'throw money at it' approach and is in denial about the current situation and has decided to operate in a vacuum[/p][/quote]Interesting you should mention that the best Cherries reporter was also an ardent fan as I really think that is the crux of the matter. Of the current encumbents, one is a Scummer, another I suspect is a Scummer and the third is a premier league glory hunter. They can barely disguise their antipathy towards the club. Why can't we have one of our own covering AFCB? Loyal2AFCB
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5:53pm Wed 21 Mar 12

adyb1967 says...

spurs wrote:
Whoever is right or wrong here is down to individuals to decide but for those fans who are drifting away from AFCB can I point out just down the road at Poole town fc you can watch a team on the up for only £8.00 £4.00 for concessions and £2.00 u16 half the price of AFCB a manager and Board of Directors happy to talk to both fans and newspaper alike Home game this Saturday 3pm ko all welcome you might well be surprised at the standard of football on show
absolutely and totally wish to enhance this statement..... Poole Town is a lovely setting, with a wonderful chairman and board of directors who have amazingly stuck with the club through so many dreadful years since 1994 when they were unceremoniously booted out of Poole Stadium.
Get down there one Saturday and watch players with passion, commitment and desire, not to mention GOALS GOALS and more GOALS!! Poole have averaged 3 goals a game for many years and look at AFCB... 18 in 18 home games this season. Truly shocking.
[quote][p][bold]spurs[/bold] wrote: Whoever is right or wrong here is down to individuals to decide but for those fans who are drifting away from AFCB can I point out just down the road at Poole town fc you can watch a team on the up for only £8.00 £4.00 for concessions and £2.00 u16 half the price of AFCB a manager and Board of Directors happy to talk to both fans and newspaper alike Home game this Saturday 3pm ko all welcome you might well be surprised at the standard of football on show[/p][/quote]absolutely and totally wish to enhance this statement..... Poole Town is a lovely setting, with a wonderful chairman and board of directors who have amazingly stuck with the club through so many dreadful years since 1994 when they were unceremoniously booted out of Poole Stadium. Get down there one Saturday and watch players with passion, commitment and desire, not to mention GOALS GOALS and more GOALS!! Poole have averaged 3 goals a game for many years and look at AFCB... 18 in 18 home games this season. Truly shocking. adyb1967
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6:13pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Loyal2AFCB says...

nealbutty wrote:
As editor of the Daily Echo for 13 years until December, I hope you’ll understand why I have resisted immersing myself in the online debate relating to AFCB’s relationship with the Echo. After all, for several years, I’ve had to wince at the level of so-called banter and defamation-challengi ng vitriol that has sometimes passed for comment and debate on this website. Today’s news is hardly a surprise, but it’s nonetheless sad and counter-productive, mainly for the club, but such rocky relationships do neither party any good. During my tenure in the editor’s chair, I oversaw our coverage through the eras of several high-profile ‘men at the top’, including Trevor Watkins, Peter Phillips, Savi Saverimutto, through to Jeff Mostyn and now Eddie Mitchell. All had different approaches to the media, particularly the Echo, the only one that provided daily coverage of the club’s activities both on and off the field. No local newspaper influences the performance of a team during 90 minutes of football. That’s down to a squad of professionals whose skill and determination will determine success. What a local paper CAN do is support the club through sustained coverage and information, potentially putting bums on seats and feeding the hunger for news. But the Echo is not the public relations arm of any business or, indeed, public sector organisation like the council, NHS or police. It has to have an independent voice while appreciating that there are different levels of volume for that voice and different ways of imparting the information. Whatever people think, the sports team at the Echo – some of whom I put in place myself – want the club to succeed. Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right, but they were always taken very seriously and for what we believed were the right reasons, including Neil Perrett’s view of Eddie Mitchell’s confrontation with the fans. It must be extremely difficult for Eddie Mitchell to be the creator and driving force of his own development company, but then have to answer to an inquisitive press and a demanding few thousand fans. A few months ago, at the height of the conflict between the club and the paper, I said I would be happy for Eddie and myself to be locked in a room and only let out when we had worked out an agreement that suited both sides. Sadly, it never happened. Perhaps it’s now time that it did. NEAL BUTTERWORTH, former editor-in-chief, Newsquest Dorset
The silence from The Bournemouth Echo was deafening when factions on Bournemouth Council tried to prevent the new ground from going ahead. It did however publicly support Southampton F.C.s controversial Stoneham scheme.
The Bournemouth Echo stood idley by as coverage of A.F.C.B. was marginalised in its stable mate the weekly sports Pink. It also failed to respond to attacks made on the club and its supporters in that publication leading to the conclusion that it actually endorsed what was written.
The Bournemouth Echo published articles calling for the club to be liquidated whilst it was in administration and facing an uncertain future. Not exactly the actions of a supportive newspaper?
From the tone and content of the previews and reports of last seasons derby games it was quite clear that the Bournemouth Echo was very firmly in the Southampton camp.
Just a few of the grievances that immediately spring to mind and why I back the club on this one.
[quote][p][bold]nealbutty[/bold] wrote: As editor of the Daily Echo for 13 years until December, I hope you’ll understand why I have resisted immersing myself in the online debate relating to AFCB’s relationship with the Echo. After all, for several years, I’ve had to wince at the level of so-called banter and defamation-challengi ng vitriol that has sometimes passed for comment and debate on this website. Today’s news is hardly a surprise, but it’s nonetheless sad and counter-productive, mainly for the club, but such rocky relationships do neither party any good. During my tenure in the editor’s chair, I oversaw our coverage through the eras of several high-profile ‘men at the top’, including Trevor Watkins, Peter Phillips, Savi Saverimutto, through to Jeff Mostyn and now Eddie Mitchell. All had different approaches to the media, particularly the Echo, the only one that provided daily coverage of the club’s activities both on and off the field. No local newspaper influences the performance of a team during 90 minutes of football. That’s down to a squad of professionals whose skill and determination will determine success. What a local paper CAN do is support the club through sustained coverage and information, potentially putting bums on seats and feeding the hunger for news. But the Echo is not the public relations arm of any business or, indeed, public sector organisation like the council, NHS or police. It has to have an independent voice while appreciating that there are different levels of volume for that voice and different ways of imparting the information. Whatever people think, the sports team at the Echo – some of whom I put in place myself – want the club to succeed. Not all the decisions we took over the past few years were right, but they were always taken very seriously and for what we believed were the right reasons, including Neil Perrett’s view of Eddie Mitchell’s confrontation with the fans. It must be extremely difficult for Eddie Mitchell to be the creator and driving force of his own development company, but then have to answer to an inquisitive press and a demanding few thousand fans. A few months ago, at the height of the conflict between the club and the paper, I said I would be happy for Eddie and myself to be locked in a room and only let out when we had worked out an agreement that suited both sides. Sadly, it never happened. Perhaps it’s now time that it did. NEAL BUTTERWORTH, former editor-in-chief, Newsquest Dorset[/p][/quote]The silence from The Bournemouth Echo was deafening when factions on Bournemouth Council tried to prevent the new ground from going ahead. It did however publicly support Southampton F.C.s controversial Stoneham scheme. The Bournemouth Echo stood idley by as coverage of A.F.C.B. was marginalised in its stable mate the weekly sports Pink. It also failed to respond to attacks made on the club and its supporters in that publication leading to the conclusion that it actually endorsed what was written. The Bournemouth Echo published articles calling for the club to be liquidated whilst it was in administration and facing an uncertain future. Not exactly the actions of a supportive newspaper? From the tone and content of the previews and reports of last seasons derby games it was quite clear that the Bournemouth Echo was very firmly in the Southampton camp. Just a few of the grievances that immediately spring to mind and why I back the club on this one. Loyal2AFCB
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6:19pm Wed 21 Mar 12

The Renegade Master says...

I see the AFCB Vitals site is running a story about the club wanting to build bridges with the Echo and work with them again and that communication to that end is ongoing between both parties.
Reading between the lines they realise that they need the paper more than the paper needs them. With the majority of comments here are strongly in favour of the Echo's stance, I hope the Echo do not cave in to the club's demand that the sports reporters are replaced!

*************

It was good to read the thoughts of Neil Butterworth in the above comments. Under his tenure this paper went from strength to strength and I'm absolutely amazed that Newsquest dispensed with his services in December for no other reason other than to cut costs. A shocking decision that I know stunned and upset everyone at Richmond Hill.
I see the AFCB Vitals site is running a story about the club wanting to build bridges with the Echo and work with them again and that communication to that end is ongoing between both parties. Reading between the lines they realise that they need the paper more than the paper needs them. With the majority of comments here are strongly in favour of the Echo's stance, I hope the Echo do not cave in to the club's demand that the sports reporters are replaced! ************* It was good to read the thoughts of Neil Butterworth in the above comments. Under his tenure this paper went from strength to strength and I'm absolutely amazed that Newsquest dispensed with his services in December for no other reason other than to cut costs. A shocking decision that I know stunned and upset everyone at Richmond Hill. The Renegade Master
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6:22pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Mr Chaps says...

hotdog350 wrote:
Its a bad situation gone worse.
Banning the local newspaper from reporting on the club....Crazy!
I didnt go to the match last night but friends told me that it was more of the same, Bradbury clueless rubbish.
I with several friends are making a weekend of it over Easter and like someone else said on here , will be attending AFCB away to Sheffield united.
I would suggest to the Echo to send a reporter to the match if they are still allowed because if..Sorry when we start to lose, the anti Bradbury chanting will start. Enough is enough!
Mitchell could have dealt with this weeks ago and sacked Bradbury and brought a professional manager in but instead the virus has spread to him and his family running the club.
He seems to get it wrong time after time with the fans but this time if he insists on keeping a failed amateur unqualified manager then this could be the final straw with the fans.
If you cant get to the Sheffield match listen on the radio , I am sure you will hear the chanting. Mitchell you were warned months ago that Bradbury was appalling but you always know best so it rests on your head!
I will be listening. According to a poster on yesterdays story the North End were cheering and chanting Bradbury's name after yesterdays performance. I guess they must all carry white sticks.

As for Mr Mitchell he is a builder, nothing more, nothing less. He does however think he is either Santa Claus or God and I see his cheap option side kick is now also getting illusions of grandeur.

Who do these people think they are to dictate what shall and shall not be written in a newspaper especially when the manager has publicly called his players immature during an interview. Dear oh dear.
[quote][p][bold]hotdog350[/bold] wrote: Its a bad situation gone worse. Banning the local newspaper from reporting on the club....Crazy! I didnt go to the match last night but friends told me that it was more of the same, Bradbury clueless rubbish. I with several friends are making a weekend of it over Easter and like someone else said on here , will be attending AFCB away to Sheffield united. I would suggest to the Echo to send a reporter to the match if they are still allowed because if..Sorry when we start to lose, the anti Bradbury chanting will start. Enough is enough! Mitchell could have dealt with this weeks ago and sacked Bradbury and brought a professional manager in but instead the virus has spread to him and his family running the club. He seems to get it wrong time after time with the fans but this time if he insists on keeping a failed amateur unqualified manager then this could be the final straw with the fans. If you cant get to the Sheffield match listen on the radio , I am sure you will hear the chanting. Mitchell you were warned months ago that Bradbury was appalling but you always know best so it rests on your head![/p][/quote]I will be listening. According to a poster on yesterdays story the North End were cheering and chanting Bradbury's name after yesterdays performance. I guess they must all carry white sticks. As for Mr Mitchell he is a builder, nothing more, nothing less. He does however think he is either Santa Claus or God and I see his cheap option side kick is now also getting illusions of grandeur. Who do these people think they are to dictate what shall and shall not be written in a newspaper especially when the manager has publicly called his players immature during an interview. Dear oh dear. Mr Chaps
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6:34pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Bishop7 says...

What a shambles on the pitch and off it !
Last night was one of the worst games I have ever seen at DC and I have been going 40 years.The players, That inept manager and crazy chairman need to take a long hard look at themselves, enough has been said already on here, its now boring !
Get in proper football people, with passion desire and a strong bond to the club would be nice ! This club is ours....THE SUPPORTERS !
keep supporting your local team
UTCIADS !!
What a shambles on the pitch and off it ! Last night was one of the worst games I have ever seen at DC and I have been going 40 years.The players, That inept manager and crazy chairman need to take a long hard look at themselves, enough has been said already on here, its now boring ! Get in proper football people, with passion desire and a strong bond to the club would be nice ! This club is ours....THE SUPPORTERS ! keep supporting your local team UTCIADS !! Bishop7
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6:44pm Wed 21 Mar 12

nonnogeppetto says...

I have never been through a divorce (Thank God) however, when you listen to those who have, and what we sometimes read on national papers, suggest that mudslinging only add to the embitterment and further widening of the gap between those who are involved.
There is only one way of resolving this issue and that is for both sides to unconditionally set aside what has brought them to this point and resolve to move on for mutual benefit. If conditions are attached to any agreement it will be doomed to fail before it starts. ECHO EM do it for the fans if you want us to buy season tickets and continue to support the club
I have never been through a divorce (Thank God) however, when you listen to those who have, and what we sometimes read on national papers, suggest that mudslinging only add to the embitterment and further widening of the gap between those who are involved. There is only one way of resolving this issue and that is for both sides to unconditionally set aside what has brought them to this point and resolve to move on for mutual benefit. If conditions are attached to any agreement it will be doomed to fail before it starts. ECHO EM do it for the fans if you want us to buy season tickets and continue to support the club nonnogeppetto
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6:46pm Wed 21 Mar 12

AFCBade says...

I only get the echo for afcb features so no afcb means I cancel my subscription regardless of who is right or wrong.
I only get the echo for afcb features so no afcb means I cancel my subscription regardless of who is right or wrong. AFCBade
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6:54pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Azphreal says...

Really this just comes down to one thing,Did he call the players that in a public forum? If so the paper was right to print it (The same as if a head of the pavilion called his staff morons) its in the public eye and if he bans the local paper because they reported what he said he should keep his mouth as it seems that he does not care less about the players or the fans.
Really this just comes down to one thing,Did he call the players that in a public forum? If so the paper was right to print it (The same as if a head of the pavilion called his staff morons) its in the public eye and if he bans the local paper because they reported what he said he should keep his mouth as it seems that he does not care less about the players or the fans. Azphreal
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6:56pm Wed 21 Mar 12

ToastyTea says...

I'm a Saints supporter and just want to say this is funny as fook. The Echo banned by Saints and now banned by Bournemouth too bahaha and now the Echo have started **** about the owner just like they did with Cortese at Saints.
Most Saints despise the Echo as they just write rubbish and negative stories about the club and the chairman decided we didn't need them and that sort of thing (which we don't). Unlucky Echo hahaha
I'm a Saints supporter and just want to say this is funny as fook. The Echo banned by Saints and now banned by Bournemouth too bahaha and now the Echo have started **** about the owner just like they did with Cortese at Saints. Most Saints despise the Echo as they just write rubbish and negative stories about the club and the chairman decided we didn't need them and that sort of thing (which we don't). Unlucky Echo hahaha ToastyTea
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7:02pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Square Old Codger says...

I didn't go to the game on Saturday, with my 11 year old Grandson playing his first game of Rugby in England for his Club RFC Dinan at Lytchett Minster it was the only choice for me. Two very excellent Community Clubs, run by good people, passionate about Rugby and teaching the youngsters in their charge to play the game the right way and in the right spirit, I left the ground with a smile on my face ( admittedly after watching the Five Nations game and a couple of beers) - something that hasn't happened at Dean Court this Season . Last night I just couldn't be bothered to make the effort and I wont be going again this Season - nor if Lee remain in charge will I be buying another Season Ticket. Looking at the Championship Table this morning, seeing the Saints and Brighton on the cusp of the Premiership , is a sad reminder of who far the Club has regressed, under Eddie Howe we were matching these sides, but thanks to the Boards failure to manage the Club's finances and it's mismanagement of it's affairs, we fell back into insolvency, the team sold off a great management team forced out and the rot set in. We are clearly overspending again, there is no evidence at all that Max Demin has "invested" a penny in the Club - indeed Mr Mitchell has said that we are borrowing from a friendly source " to invest" and how long can it be before it all goes "belly up " again. The Club has "lost" 40% of last years support and has a much reduced income as a result and now this nonsense with the Echo. It's time that Eddie Mitchell came clean with the supporters - just what is going on? The Manager is the most important appointment at any Club, ours just isn't up to the job, much of the money give to him has been wasted, it takes a rare talent to build a team , it's just not a matter of buying "good" players, Eddie Howe did it for peanuts. I rather fear that when the Accounts for this year are published ( no doubt after many a delay) they will be appalling . Dark days again!!
I didn't go to the game on Saturday, with my 11 year old Grandson playing his first game of Rugby in England for his Club RFC Dinan at Lytchett Minster it was the only choice for me. Two very excellent Community Clubs, run by good people, passionate about Rugby and teaching the youngsters in their charge to play the game the right way and in the right spirit, I left the ground with a smile on my face ( admittedly after watching the Five Nations game and a couple of beers) - something that hasn't happened at Dean Court this Season . Last night I just couldn't be bothered to make the effort and I wont be going again this Season - nor if Lee remain in charge will I be buying another Season Ticket. Looking at the Championship Table this morning, seeing the Saints and Brighton on the cusp of the Premiership , is a sad reminder of who far the Club has regressed, under Eddie Howe we were matching these sides, but thanks to the Boards failure to manage the Club's finances and it's mismanagement of it's affairs, we fell back into insolvency, the team sold off a great management team forced out and the rot set in. We are clearly overspending again, there is no evidence at all that Max Demin has "invested" a penny in the Club - indeed Mr Mitchell has said that we are borrowing from a friendly source " to invest" and how long can it be before it all goes "belly up " again. The Club has "lost" 40% of last years support and has a much reduced income as a result and now this nonsense with the Echo. It's time that Eddie Mitchell came clean with the supporters - just what is going on? The Manager is the most important appointment at any Club, ours just isn't up to the job, much of the money give to him has been wasted, it takes a rare talent to build a team , it's just not a matter of buying "good" players, Eddie Howe did it for peanuts. I rather fear that when the Accounts for this year are published ( no doubt after many a delay) they will be appalling . Dark days again!! Square Old Codger
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7:02pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Square Old Codger says...

I didn't go to the game on Saturday, with my 11 year old Grandson playing his first game of Rugby in England for his Club RFC Dinan at Lytchett Minster it was the only choice for me. Two very excellent Community Clubs, run by good people, passionate about Rugby and teaching the youngsters in their charge to play the game the right way and in the right spirit, I left the ground with a smile on my face ( admittedly after watching the Five Nations game and a couple of beers) - something that hasn't happened at Dean Court this Season . Last night I just couldn't be bothered to make the effort and I wont be going again this Season - nor if Lee remain in charge will I be buying another Season Ticket. Looking at the Championship Table this morning, seeing the Saints and Brighton on the cusp of the Premiership , is a sad reminder of who far the Club has regressed, under Eddie Howe we were matching these sides, but thanks to the Boards failure to manage the Club's finances and it's mismanagement of it's affairs, we fell back into insolvency, the team sold off a great management team forced out and the rot set in. We are clearly overspending again, there is no evidence at all that Max Demin has "invested" a penny in the Club - indeed Mr Mitchell has said that we are borrowing from a friendly source " to invest" and how long can it be before it all goes "belly up " again. The Club has "lost" 40% of last years support and has a much reduced income as a result and now this nonsense with the Echo. It's time that Eddie Mitchell came clean with the supporters - just what is going on? The Manager is the most important appointment at any Club, ours just isn't up to the job, much of the money give to him has been wasted, it takes a rare talent to build a team , it's just not a matter of buying "good" players, Eddie Howe did it for peanuts. I rather fear that when the Accounts for this year are published ( no doubt after many a delay) they will be appalling . Dark days again!!
I didn't go to the game on Saturday, with my 11 year old Grandson playing his first game of Rugby in England for his Club RFC Dinan at Lytchett Minster it was the only choice for me. Two very excellent Community Clubs, run by good people, passionate about Rugby and teaching the youngsters in their charge to play the game the right way and in the right spirit, I left the ground with a smile on my face ( admittedly after watching the Five Nations game and a couple of beers) - something that hasn't happened at Dean Court this Season . Last night I just couldn't be bothered to make the effort and I wont be going again this Season - nor if Lee remain in charge will I be buying another Season Ticket. Looking at the Championship Table this morning, seeing the Saints and Brighton on the cusp of the Premiership , is a sad reminder of who far the Club has regressed, under Eddie Howe we were matching these sides, but thanks to the Boards failure to manage the Club's finances and it's mismanagement of it's affairs, we fell back into insolvency, the team sold off a great management team forced out and the rot set in. We are clearly overspending again, there is no evidence at all that Max Demin has "invested" a penny in the Club - indeed Mr Mitchell has said that we are borrowing from a friendly source " to invest" and how long can it be before it all goes "belly up " again. The Club has "lost" 40% of last years support and has a much reduced income as a result and now this nonsense with the Echo. It's time that Eddie Mitchell came clean with the supporters - just what is going on? The Manager is the most important appointment at any Club, ours just isn't up to the job, much of the money give to him has been wasted, it takes a rare talent to build a team , it's just not a matter of buying "good" players, Eddie Howe did it for peanuts. I rather fear that when the Accounts for this year are published ( no doubt after many a delay) they will be appalling . Dark days again!! Square Old Codger
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7:05pm Wed 21 Mar 12

dustbindanny says...

echo, just a thought, but if you read all these messages on this forum, is it possible for you to keep this website for us cherries fan ,s to report our observations after each match,then in your paper you can report the general feelings of how we see the situation. it,s not good at the moment?
echo, just a thought, but if you read all these messages on this forum, is it possible for you to keep this website for us cherries fan ,s to report our observations after each match,then in your paper you can report the general feelings of how we see the situation. it,s not good at the moment? dustbindanny
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7:09pm Wed 21 Mar 12

lionheart says...

Entailleur wrote:
The cricket season starts in 2 weeks so can we have a little more support and coverage there please?

I understand that the Sports Editor doesn't believe there is any following for cricket... but does he know how many teams play regular, organised cricket?
Dorset CCC + Development XI
Dorset 50+ A & B
Dorset Disabled
Dorset Girls & Ladies at many ages
Dorset League Saturday 90 teams
Dorset League Sunday 57 teams
Dorset County sides from Under 10 to Under 17
Dorset District Club teams at all age levels - 191 teams!!

I make that over 3900 players taking to the field and I've not included the Southern League. Okay, some of them may be duplicates but that's still a lot of people who may come back to buying the Echo if there was anything for them to read!!

AFCB? As someone who has 'known of' EM for a very long time.... "No comment".
Or how many people from this area go and watch Hampshire at the Rosebowl.
[quote][p][bold]Entailleur[/bold] wrote: The cricket season starts in 2 weeks so can we have a little more support and coverage there please? I understand that the Sports Editor doesn't believe there is any following for cricket... but does he know how many teams play regular, organised cricket? Dorset CCC + Development XI Dorset 50+ A & B Dorset Disabled Dorset Girls & Ladies at many ages Dorset League Saturday 90 teams Dorset League Sunday 57 teams Dorset County sides from Under 10 to Under 17 Dorset District Club teams at all age levels - 191 teams!! I make that over 3900 players taking to the field and I've not included the Southern League. Okay, some of them may be duplicates but that's still a lot of people who may come back to buying the Echo if there was anything for them to read!! AFCB? As someone who has 'known of' EM for a very long time.... "No comment".[/p][/quote]Or how many people from this area go and watch Hampshire at the Rosebowl. lionheart
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7:09pm Wed 21 Mar 12

The Renegade Master says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
I have never been through a divorce (Thank God) however, when you listen to those who have, and what we sometimes read on national papers, suggest that mudslinging only add to the embitterment and further widening of the gap between those who are involved.
There is only one way of resolving this issue and that is for both sides to unconditionally set aside what has brought them to this point and resolve to move on for mutual benefit. If conditions are attached to any agreement it will be doomed to fail before it starts. ECHO EM do it for the fans if you want us to buy season tickets and continue to support the club
Top post. Well said.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: I have never been through a divorce (Thank God) however, when you listen to those who have, and what we sometimes read on national papers, suggest that mudslinging only add to the embitterment and further widening of the gap between those who are involved. There is only one way of resolving this issue and that is for both sides to unconditionally set aside what has brought them to this point and resolve to move on for mutual benefit. If conditions are attached to any agreement it will be doomed to fail before it starts. ECHO EM do it for the fans if you want us to buy season tickets and continue to support the club[/p][/quote]Top post. Well said. The Renegade Master
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7:13pm Wed 21 Mar 12

lionheart says...

mowebb wrote:
O.k. so Eddie has been a bit of a fool but he has the success of AFCB at heart. Bournemouth are our local team and the Echo is our local paper and as such they should be supportive of each other. Unfortunately every time something untoward happens at the Club it is blown up out of all proportion by The Echo so it is totally unsurprising that they are now banned from reporting. Why don't they leave sensationalism to the National Press and concentrate on the good things about our club. they MAY sell more papers!!
I don't think the mike session on the pitch or the swearing tirade on national radio was blown out of all proportion. Undoubtedly Mrs Demin's half time visitation was.
[quote][p][bold]mowebb[/bold] wrote: O.k. so Eddie has been a bit of a fool but he has the success of AFCB at heart. Bournemouth are our local team and the Echo is our local paper and as such they should be supportive of each other. Unfortunately every time something untoward happens at the Club it is blown up out of all proportion by The Echo so it is totally unsurprising that they are now banned from reporting. Why don't they leave sensationalism to the National Press and concentrate on the good things about our club. they MAY sell more papers!![/p][/quote]I don't think the mike session on the pitch or the swearing tirade on national radio was blown out of all proportion. Undoubtedly Mrs Demin's half time visitation was. lionheart
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7:16pm Wed 21 Mar 12

lionheart says...

Square Old Codger wrote:
I didn't go to the game on Saturday, with my 11 year old Grandson playing his first game of Rugby in England for his Club RFC Dinan at Lytchett Minster it was the only choice for me. Two very excellent Community Clubs, run by good people, passionate about Rugby and teaching the youngsters in their charge to play the game the right way and in the right spirit, I left the ground with a smile on my face ( admittedly after watching the Five Nations game and a couple of beers) - something that hasn't happened at Dean Court this Season . Last night I just couldn't be bothered to make the effort and I wont be going again this Season - nor if Lee remain in charge will I be buying another Season Ticket. Looking at the Championship Table this morning, seeing the Saints and Brighton on the cusp of the Premiership , is a sad reminder of who far the Club has regressed, under Eddie Howe we were matching these sides, but thanks to the Boards failure to manage the Club's finances and it's mismanagement of it's affairs, we fell back into insolvency, the team sold off a great management team forced out and the rot set in. We are clearly overspending again, there is no evidence at all that Max Demin has "invested" a penny in the Club - indeed Mr Mitchell has said that we are borrowing from a friendly source " to invest" and how long can it be before it all goes "belly up " again. The Club has "lost" 40% of last years support and has a much reduced income as a result and now this nonsense with the Echo. It's time that Eddie Mitchell came clean with the supporters - just what is going on? The Manager is the most important appointment at any Club, ours just isn't up to the job, much of the money give to him has been wasted, it takes a rare talent to build a team , it's just not a matter of buying "good" players, Eddie Howe did it for peanuts. I rather fear that when the Accounts for this year are published ( no doubt after many a delay) they will be appalling . Dark days again!!
Well said SOC
[quote][p][bold]Square Old Codger[/bold] wrote: I didn't go to the game on Saturday, with my 11 year old Grandson playing his first game of Rugby in England for his Club RFC Dinan at Lytchett Minster it was the only choice for me. Two very excellent Community Clubs, run by good people, passionate about Rugby and teaching the youngsters in their charge to play the game the right way and in the right spirit, I left the ground with a smile on my face ( admittedly after watching the Five Nations game and a couple of beers) - something that hasn't happened at Dean Court this Season . Last night I just couldn't be bothered to make the effort and I wont be going again this Season - nor if Lee remain in charge will I be buying another Season Ticket. Looking at the Championship Table this morning, seeing the Saints and Brighton on the cusp of the Premiership , is a sad reminder of who far the Club has regressed, under Eddie Howe we were matching these sides, but thanks to the Boards failure to manage the Club's finances and it's mismanagement of it's affairs, we fell back into insolvency, the team sold off a great management team forced out and the rot set in. We are clearly overspending again, there is no evidence at all that Max Demin has "invested" a penny in the Club - indeed Mr Mitchell has said that we are borrowing from a friendly source " to invest" and how long can it be before it all goes "belly up " again. The Club has "lost" 40% of last years support and has a much reduced income as a result and now this nonsense with the Echo. It's time that Eddie Mitchell came clean with the supporters - just what is going on? The Manager is the most important appointment at any Club, ours just isn't up to the job, much of the money give to him has been wasted, it takes a rare talent to build a team , it's just not a matter of buying "good" players, Eddie Howe did it for peanuts. I rather fear that when the Accounts for this year are published ( no doubt after many a delay) they will be appalling . Dark days again!![/p][/quote]Well said SOC lionheart
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7:17pm Wed 21 Mar 12

kinsonboy says...

I suggest the club will not suffer at all as fans will show up for games
I suggest the club will not suffer at all as fans will show up for games kinsonboy
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7:23pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Ahtafcb says...

WELL DONE MITHCHELL! YOU HAVE NOT ONLY DISGRACED AFC BOURNEMOUTH, BUT YOU HAVE RUINE OTHER BUISNESSES LIKE THE ECHO TOO. A NEWSPAPERS JOB IS TO INFORM POEPLE, WETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT MR MITCHELL. AS FOR BRADDERS, COMPLETELY USELESS MANAGER, AS SAID BY OTHERS, AT LEAST YOUHAD MONEY TO SPEND UNLIKE JIMMY QUINN, THEREFORE YOU ARE THE WORST BOURNEMOUTH MANAGER I HAVE EVER KNOWN. I WILL NOT GO TO ANOTHER AFCB MATC UNTILL THIS CLUB IS FREED OF BRADBURY AND MITHCHELL, WEHTHER HE HAS MONEY OR NOT.
ATTENDANCES WILL GET LOWER AND LOWER, MARK MY WORDS.
WELL DONE ECHO FOR REVEALING THE TRUTH, WE ALL KNOW REALLY!
WELL DONE MITHCHELL! YOU HAVE NOT ONLY DISGRACED AFC BOURNEMOUTH, BUT YOU HAVE RUINE OTHER BUISNESSES LIKE THE ECHO TOO. A NEWSPAPERS JOB IS TO INFORM POEPLE, WETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT MR MITCHELL. AS FOR BRADDERS, COMPLETELY USELESS MANAGER, AS SAID BY OTHERS, AT LEAST YOUHAD MONEY TO SPEND UNLIKE JIMMY QUINN, THEREFORE YOU ARE THE WORST BOURNEMOUTH MANAGER I HAVE EVER KNOWN. I WILL NOT GO TO ANOTHER AFCB MATC UNTILL THIS CLUB IS FREED OF BRADBURY AND MITHCHELL, WEHTHER HE HAS MONEY OR NOT. ATTENDANCES WILL GET LOWER AND LOWER, MARK MY WORDS. WELL DONE ECHO FOR REVEALING THE TRUTH, WE ALL KNOW REALLY! Ahtafcb
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7:27pm Wed 21 Mar 12

The AMAZON is back says...

afcbournemouth wrote:
i really hope this story isnt taking the gloss off last night win ..... yeah it was bloody shocking !! worst team iv seen since the jimmy quinn era no team shape no team ethic a team full of individuals ! i have never been so bored as last night ! the crowds flat and the football is the poorest iv seen in years ! i left a good 20 mins before the end and even the stewards asked if everything was ok i replied thats the last game i go too ! boring ! the boards made a big mistake backing bradders and they are screwed and they no it by extending his contract afcb is buggered for another 3 years under his reign such a shame . great fans that always get punished its goodbye from me until we show ambition and get a proper manager that knows the leauge my£26 pound will be staying in my wallet from now !!
TOP POST MATE, RIGHT ON THE BUTTON - BRADBURY OUT - STAY OFF THE DRINK MITCHELL AND OPEN YOUR EYES - SACK BRADBURY
[quote][p][bold]afcbournemouth[/bold] wrote: i really hope this story isnt taking the gloss off last night win ..... yeah it was bloody shocking !! worst team iv seen since the jimmy quinn era no team shape no team ethic a team full of individuals ! i have never been so bored as last night ! the crowds flat and the football is the poorest iv seen in years ! i left a good 20 mins before the end and even the stewards asked if everything was ok i replied thats the last game i go too ! boring ! the boards made a big mistake backing bradders and they are screwed and they no it by extending his contract afcb is buggered for another 3 years under his reign such a shame . great fans that always get punished its goodbye from me until we show ambition and get a proper manager that knows the leauge my£26 pound will be staying in my wallet from now !![/p][/quote]TOP POST MATE, RIGHT ON THE BUTTON - BRADBURY OUT - STAY OFF THE DRINK MITCHELL AND OPEN YOUR EYES - SACK BRADBURY The AMAZON is back
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7:32pm Wed 21 Mar 12

corozin says...

Good to hear that we'll be seeing more stories about the Pirates as a result of this.

Up the Pirates!
Good to hear that we'll be seeing more stories about the Pirates as a result of this. Up the Pirates! corozin
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7:48pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Ahtafcb says...

The AMAZON is back wrote:
afcbournemouth wrote:
i really hope this story isnt taking the gloss off last night win ..... yeah it was bloody shocking !! worst team iv seen since the jimmy quinn era no team shape no team ethic a team full of individuals ! i have never been so bored as last night ! the crowds flat and the football is the poorest iv seen in years ! i left a good 20 mins before the end and even the stewards asked if everything was ok i replied thats the last game i go too ! boring ! the boards made a big mistake backing bradders and they are screwed and they no it by extending his contract afcb is buggered for another 3 years under his reign such a shame . great fans that always get punished its goodbye from me until we show ambition and get a proper manager that knows the leauge my£26 pound will be staying in my wallet from now !!
TOP POST MATE, RIGHT ON THE BUTTON - BRADBURY OUT - STAY OFF THE DRINK MITCHELL AND OPEN YOUR EYES - SACK BRADBURY
agreed- can anyone remember a worse performance that we actually won?? Honestly as a regular, the last cherries home match i actually enjoyed was last season in the play offs because of the atmosphere- absolutley no atmosphere last nite- only 1 person to blame ...
[quote][p][bold]The AMAZON is back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]afcbournemouth[/bold] wrote: i really hope this story isnt taking the gloss off last night win ..... yeah it was bloody shocking !! worst team iv seen since the jimmy quinn era no team shape no team ethic a team full of individuals ! i have never been so bored as last night ! the crowds flat and the football is the poorest iv seen in years ! i left a good 20 mins before the end and even the stewards asked if everything was ok i replied thats the last game i go too ! boring ! the boards made a big mistake backing bradders and they are screwed and they no it by extending his contract afcb is buggered for another 3 years under his reign such a shame . great fans that always get punished its goodbye from me until we show ambition and get a proper manager that knows the leauge my£26 pound will be staying in my wallet from now !![/p][/quote]TOP POST MATE, RIGHT ON THE BUTTON - BRADBURY OUT - STAY OFF THE DRINK MITCHELL AND OPEN YOUR EYES - SACK BRADBURY[/p][/quote]agreed- can anyone remember a worse performance that we actually won?? Honestly as a regular, the last cherries home match i actually enjoyed was last season in the play offs because of the atmosphere- absolutley no atmosphere last nite- only 1 person to blame ... Ahtafcb
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7:53pm Wed 21 Mar 12

QPUtd says...

Your choice Echo, cutting nose off spite face etc. - football news helps sell your paper. You don't need to get interviews or be invited onto someone's land, before you can report on news
Your choice Echo, cutting nose off spite face etc. - football news helps sell your paper. You don't need to get interviews or be invited onto someone's land, before you can report on news QPUtd
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8:13pm Wed 21 Mar 12

afcb-mark says...

150 posts and it looks as if the echo have the majority support.

As he has now banned you completely perhaps you can do a little research and find out from the horses mouths exactly what did go on with our perfect management team, players and long serving scout last season.

I think it would make for very interesting reading! Over to you Echo.
150 posts and it looks as if the echo have the majority support. As he has now banned you completely perhaps you can do a little research and find out from the horses mouths exactly what did go on with our perfect management team, players and long serving scout last season. I think it would make for very interesting reading! Over to you Echo. afcb-mark
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8:19pm Wed 21 Mar 12

West moors 1 says...

Oh dear oh dear. This all sound very silly. Both parties must share the blame forvthis awkward situation. Afcb could do with the echo and the echo is better with afcb. Let's be honest, our games have been rubbish for a little while and Bradbury, Mitchell and mrs denim haven't covered their selves in glory either. The echo should bring in new reporters and start afresh. Happy days will return.
Oh dear oh dear. This all sound very silly. Both parties must share the blame forvthis awkward situation. Afcb could do with the echo and the echo is better with afcb. Let's be honest, our games have been rubbish for a little while and Bradbury, Mitchell and mrs denim haven't covered their selves in glory either. The echo should bring in new reporters and start afresh. Happy days will return. West moors 1
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8:43pm Wed 21 Mar 12

newcherry says...

Poor old Foggy,he scores the best and most important goal of his career so far,and gets no report on it !!!
Poor old Foggy,he scores the best and most important goal of his career so far,and gets no report on it !!! newcherry
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8:52pm Wed 21 Mar 12

AFCB,It's the club I follow says...

PATHETIC!!!!

Both parties are behaving in a manner more akin to a primary playground!! Grow up, talk and sort it out!! Try and think of the staff at the Echo that could lose their jobs if production falls, think of the staff at the club who could lose their jobs if ticket sales drop due to the lack of publicity! Why don't you try and think of other people for a change instead of yourselves???

The crowds are now getting worryingly low, The people that are in charge have massively increased the wage bill, whilst overseeing the driving down of the already poor fanbase, its really simple Eddie- if you dont give the customers what they want, they don't want to be customers any more!!!It is basic business Eddie, something you know little about it would seem? It does make me wonder if things have already gone behind the scenes? It would seem obvious to the most rational people that LB is not capable of doing the job to the level needed and yet you persist, the crowd is being driven out the gate like sheep on a farm because they just cannot watch anymore and yet you persist. Why Eddie? Because you are so loyal to the people around you? No, I don't think so. Perhaps the answer is purely and simply the fact that the money is just not there to pay Lee's contract????
PATHETIC!!!! Both parties are behaving in a manner more akin to a primary playground!! Grow up, talk and sort it out!! Try and think of the staff at the Echo that could lose their jobs if production falls, think of the staff at the club who could lose their jobs if ticket sales drop due to the lack of publicity! Why don't you try and think of other people for a change instead of yourselves??? The crowds are now getting worryingly low, The people that are in charge have massively increased the wage bill, whilst overseeing the driving down of the already poor fanbase, its really simple Eddie- if you dont give the customers what they want, they don't want to be customers any more!!!It is basic business Eddie, something you know little about it would seem? It does make me wonder if things have already gone behind the scenes? It would seem obvious to the most rational people that LB is not capable of doing the job to the level needed and yet you persist, the crowd is being driven out the gate like sheep on a farm because they just cannot watch anymore and yet you persist. Why Eddie? Because you are so loyal to the people around you? No, I don't think so. Perhaps the answer is purely and simply the fact that the money is just not there to pay Lee's contract???? AFCB,It's the club I follow
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8:53pm Wed 21 Mar 12

DorsetDave says...

Well lets hope now for more coverage of the non league scene (apart from Poole Town who seem to be getting more than their fair share). Have Wimborne Town barred you as well ?
Well lets hope now for more coverage of the non league scene (apart from Poole Town who seem to be getting more than their fair share). Have Wimborne Town barred you as well ? DorsetDave
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9:02pm Wed 21 Mar 12

goatty says...

Another case of throwing his toys out of his pram if he can't get his own way.
Look at the good loyal staff at the club who have been got rid of, as they had an opinion. The Echo dared to print the truth and asked questions. That was it. Gone the same way as anyone who dares to disagree with Mr Mugabe. Oops I mean Mr Mitchell!
Another case of throwing his toys out of his pram if he can't get his own way. Look at the good loyal staff at the club who have been got rid of, as they had an opinion. The Echo dared to print the truth and asked questions. That was it. Gone the same way as anyone who dares to disagree with Mr Mugabe. Oops I mean Mr Mitchell! goatty
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9:12pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Julian1964 says...

http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/sport/9
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http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/sport/9 601646.Cherries__Ech o_banned_by_football _club/?ref=fbrec Julian1964
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9:58pm Wed 21 Mar 12

ginamckee says...

The football dished up this season hasn't been great and you have to be patient with a rookie manager but last nights 2nd half was by far the most clueless tactical performance I have ever seen. God only knows what the half time instructions were but all it did was make a set of decent individuals look like mugs. I wouldn't mind if the players simply weren't good enough but it's the way they are managed. If EM thinks AFCB fans will turn up regardless, then he's seriously miscalculated. I always buy a ST but I can't watch this drivel next season. I need hope that something will improve. Over to you Eddie
The football dished up this season hasn't been great and you have to be patient with a rookie manager but last nights 2nd half was by far the most clueless tactical performance I have ever seen. God only knows what the half time instructions were but all it did was make a set of decent individuals look like mugs. I wouldn't mind if the players simply weren't good enough but it's the way they are managed. If EM thinks AFCB fans will turn up regardless, then he's seriously miscalculated. I always buy a ST but I can't watch this drivel next season. I need hope that something will improve. Over to you Eddie ginamckee
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10:47pm Wed 21 Mar 12

paul parkstone says...

There is a really big tree down the South End which I reckon should just about fit your reporter and photographer. Should provide some interesting angles!
There is a really big tree down the South End which I reckon should just about fit your reporter and photographer. Should provide some interesting angles! paul parkstone
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11:17pm Wed 21 Mar 12

Rodders_afcb says...

Some of the earlier posts calling the Neil's Scummers are way of the mark. I have met and chatted to Neil Perrett on many occasions and he is a fan and cares a lot about the club.

I support the Echo on this 100% It wasn't that long ago people were writing/ saying the echo is the clubs puppet and does what the club asks.

However now they now admit they weren't and never will be in someone else's pocket.

The Echo did many great things for the club dating back to the great escape 1995 season asking who will lead us on and off the pitch, The winter gardens meeting. The echo were also there at the council chambers when the club were seeking council funding to build the new DC. I know because I was there too. They led the campaign to lift the transfer embargo, they led the campaign to get more bums on seats (which they have done on numerous occasions).

They also went out of there way and did running commentaries on in house forums by the football club and were allowed to print and write what they liked in the corner of the room.

Eddie has attempted and so far done bully and threaten his way through the football club since day 1. It probably started the day Mostyn phoned Baker and threatened to financially ruin Baker if he did not sell to the Murry Group.

Again I make my offer to the echo reporters that if they need a fan interview held outside DC and with photo's etc etc I am more than willing to do this. From being on the Supportes Trust I have been allowed the privy of knowing what happened in that takeover from sport-6 and who and where other bidders came from.

I am also alarmed at the way Eddie is treating the football club with his yobbish behaviour of going around threatening people whilst drunk. If the fans behaved like this they would be banned plain and simple.

I've seen posts recently from AFCB fans saying they used to sit in the family enclosure and/ or would take there family to games but don't anymore because it doesn't feel like a family club anymore.

I don't like Eddie and don't trust him and am more than happy to have an interview with the echo on the doorsteps of DC I'll even invite Eddie Mitchell to come outside and answer any questions I have for him But the past tells me he'll be in is office hiding in the bin until I go away. (as he has done in the past).

I've been a fan of this club for 20+ years I didn't like Watkins I didn't like Phillips and I didn't like Mostyn. But at least they cared about there reputations and that of the football club. Eddie is too drunk and foul mouthed to stop and think the damaging he's doing to himself, the fans and most importantly the football club.

What will the current and potential future sponsors think now that the echo have announced they will not support / work alongside the football club?

If I was a sponsor of the football club then tonight I will be thinking of revising what I intended to pay this season and maybe next as the potential advertising of my product is going to be seriously hit.

If the echo wish to interview me outside DC then feel free to email me at the email address of this log in name.

Rodders
aka
Andy Gill
Some of the earlier posts calling the Neil's Scummers are way of the mark. I have met and chatted to Neil Perrett on many occasions and he is a fan and cares a lot about the club. I support the Echo on this 100% It wasn't that long ago people were writing/ saying the echo is the clubs puppet and does what the club asks. However now they now admit they weren't and never will be in someone else's pocket. The Echo did many great things for the club dating back to the great escape 1995 season asking who will lead us on and off the pitch, The winter gardens meeting. The echo were also there at the council chambers when the club were seeking council funding to build the new DC. I know because I was there too. They led the campaign to lift the transfer embargo, they led the campaign to get more bums on seats (which they have done on numerous occasions). They also went out of there way and did running commentaries on in house forums by the football club and were allowed to print and write what they liked in the corner of the room. Eddie has attempted and so far done bully and threaten his way through the football club since day 1. It probably started the day Mostyn phoned Baker and threatened to financially ruin Baker if he did not sell to the Murry Group. Again I make my offer to the echo reporters that if they need a fan interview held outside DC and with photo's etc etc I am more than willing to do this. From being on the Supportes Trust I have been allowed the privy of knowing what happened in that takeover from sport-6 and who and where other bidders came from. I am also alarmed at the way Eddie is treating the football club with his yobbish behaviour of going around threatening people whilst drunk. If the fans behaved like this they would be banned plain and simple. I've seen posts recently from AFCB fans saying they used to sit in the family enclosure and/ or would take there family to games but don't anymore because it doesn't feel like a family club anymore. I don't like Eddie and don't trust him and am more than happy to have an interview with the echo on the doorsteps of DC I'll even invite Eddie Mitchell to come outside and answer any questions I have for him But the past tells me he'll be in is office hiding in the bin until I go away. (as he has done in the past). I've been a fan of this club for 20+ years I didn't like Watkins I didn't like Phillips and I didn't like Mostyn. But at least they cared about there reputations and that of the football club. Eddie is too drunk and foul mouthed to stop and think the damaging he's doing to himself, the fans and most importantly the football club. What will the current and potential future sponsors think now that the echo have announced they will not support / work alongside the football club? If I was a sponsor of the football club then tonight I will be thinking of revising what I intended to pay this season and maybe next as the potential advertising of my product is going to be seriously hit. If the echo wish to interview me outside DC then feel free to email me at the email address of this log in name. Rodders aka Andy Gill Rodders_afcb
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11:27pm Wed 21 Mar 12

eyeinthesky says...

Oh boo hoo! This reads like a primary school newsletter telling about a fight in the playground. Is it any wonder the world is in such a mess when grown-ups behave like this? There are greater injustices happening to real people in the Bournemouth area that deserve coverage like this but dont get it. You'll find sympathy in the dictionary somewhere between s**t and syphilis.
Oh boo hoo! This reads like a primary school newsletter telling about a fight in the playground. Is it any wonder the world is in such a mess when grown-ups behave like this? There are greater injustices happening to real people in the Bournemouth area that deserve coverage like this but dont get it. You'll find sympathy in the dictionary somewhere between s**t and syphilis. eyeinthesky
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12:10am Thu 22 Mar 12

BonnieANDClyde says...

Denim is NO russian Billionaire == 100 FACT
Denim is NO russian Billionaire == 100 FACT BonnieANDClyde
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12:29am Thu 22 Mar 12

gameon says...

Well done Daily Echo stuff Mitchell and his yes men give us unbiased news from clubs that appreciate the publicity be it footie ,or Speedway,etc,One day when Eddie Amin has bogged off with his gang and we have a decent board you will be welcomed back meantime theres only one loser here what with the fans voting with there feet and no press Mr Pea Brain will be hurting where he hurts most in his grimey pocket .
Well done Daily Echo stuff Mitchell and his yes men give us unbiased news from clubs that appreciate the publicity be it footie ,or Speedway,etc,One day when Eddie Amin has bogged off with his gang and we have a decent board you will be welcomed back meantime theres only one loser here what with the fans voting with there feet and no press Mr Pea Brain will be hurting where he hurts most in his grimey pocket . gameon
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2:05am Thu 22 Mar 12

fieldyperu says...

Rodders_afcb wrote:
Some of the earlier posts calling the Neil's Scummers are way of the mark. I have met and chatted to Neil Perrett on many occasions and he is a fan and cares a lot about the club.

I support the Echo on this 100% It wasn't that long ago people were writing/ saying the echo is the clubs puppet and does what the club asks.

However now they now admit they weren't and never will be in someone else's pocket.

The Echo did many great things for the club dating back to the great escape 1995 season asking who will lead us on and off the pitch, The winter gardens meeting. The echo were also there at the council chambers when the club were seeking council funding to build the new DC. I know because I was there too. They led the campaign to lift the transfer embargo, they led the campaign to get more bums on seats (which they have done on numerous occasions).

They also went out of there way and did running commentaries on in house forums by the football club and were allowed to print and write what they liked in the corner of the room.

Eddie has attempted and so far done bully and threaten his way through the football club since day 1. It probably started the day Mostyn phoned Baker and threatened to financially ruin Baker if he did not sell to the Murry Group.

Again I make my offer to the echo reporters that if they need a fan interview held outside DC and with photo's etc etc I am more than willing to do this. From being on the Supportes Trust I have been allowed the privy of knowing what happened in that takeover from sport-6 and who and where other bidders came from.

I am also alarmed at the way Eddie is treating the football club with his yobbish behaviour of going around threatening people whilst drunk. If the fans behaved like this they would be banned plain and simple.

I've seen posts recently from AFCB fans saying they used to sit in the family enclosure and/ or would take there family to games but don't anymore because it doesn't feel like a family club anymore.

I don't like Eddie and don't trust him and am more than happy to have an interview with the echo on the doorsteps of DC I'll even invite Eddie Mitchell to come outside and answer any questions I have for him But the past tells me he'll be in is office hiding in the bin until I go away. (as he has done in the past).

I've been a fan of this club for 20+ years I didn't like Watkins I didn't like Phillips and I didn't like Mostyn. But at least they cared about there reputations and that of the football club. Eddie is too drunk and foul mouthed to stop and think the damaging he's doing to himself, the fans and most importantly the football club.

What will the current and potential future sponsors think now that the echo have announced they will not support / work alongside the football club?

If I was a sponsor of the football club then tonight I will be thinking of revising what I intended to pay this season and maybe next as the potential advertising of my product is going to be seriously hit.

If the echo wish to interview me outside DC then feel free to email me at the email address of this log in name.

Rodders
aka
Andy Gill
Too many to read but this sounds pretty much spot on amongst many others including nonnogepetto who i have often disagreed with.
Perrett is a decent bloke and he writes for a newspaper. The press are important. EM doesnt like it cos the truth hurts. Any problem EM blames on the echo was because of EM. EM out! I worry about the future like always.....Who is Denim?????
[quote][p][bold]Rodders_afcb[/bold] wrote: Some of the earlier posts calling the Neil's Scummers are way of the mark. I have met and chatted to Neil Perrett on many occasions and he is a fan and cares a lot about the club. I support the Echo on this 100% It wasn't that long ago people were writing/ saying the echo is the clubs puppet and does what the club asks. However now they now admit they weren't and never will be in someone else's pocket. The Echo did many great things for the club dating back to the great escape 1995 season asking who will lead us on and off the pitch, The winter gardens meeting. The echo were also there at the council chambers when the club were seeking council funding to build the new DC. I know because I was there too. They led the campaign to lift the transfer embargo, they led the campaign to get more bums on seats (which they have done on numerous occasions). They also went out of there way and did running commentaries on in house forums by the football club and were allowed to print and write what they liked in the corner of the room. Eddie has attempted and so far done bully and threaten his way through the football club since day 1. It probably started the day Mostyn phoned Baker and threatened to financially ruin Baker if he did not sell to the Murry Group. Again I make my offer to the echo reporters that if they need a fan interview held outside DC and with photo's etc etc I am more than willing to do this. From being on the Supportes Trust I have been allowed the privy of knowing what happened in that takeover from sport-6 and who and where other bidders came from. I am also alarmed at the way Eddie is treating the football club with his yobbish behaviour of going around threatening people whilst drunk. If the fans behaved like this they would be banned plain and simple. I've seen posts recently from AFCB fans saying they used to sit in the family enclosure and/ or would take there family to games but don't anymore because it doesn't feel like a family club anymore. I don't like Eddie and don't trust him and am more than happy to have an interview with the echo on the doorsteps of DC I'll even invite Eddie Mitchell to come outside and answer any questions I have for him But the past tells me he'll be in is office hiding in the bin until I go away. (as he has done in the past). I've been a fan of this club for 20+ years I didn't like Watkins I didn't like Phillips and I didn't like Mostyn. But at least they cared about there reputations and that of the football club. Eddie is too drunk and foul mouthed to stop and think the damaging he's doing to himself, the fans and most importantly the football club. What will the current and potential future sponsors think now that the echo have announced they will not support / work alongside the football club? If I was a sponsor of the football club then tonight I will be thinking of revising what I intended to pay this season and maybe next as the potential advertising of my product is going to be seriously hit. If the echo wish to interview me outside DC then feel free to email me at the email address of this log in name. Rodders aka Andy Gill[/p][/quote]Too many to read but this sounds pretty much spot on amongst many others including nonnogepetto who i have often disagreed with. Perrett is a decent bloke and he writes for a newspaper. The press are important. EM doesnt like it cos the truth hurts. Any problem EM blames on the echo was because of EM. EM out! I worry about the future like always.....Who is Denim????? fieldyperu
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7:19am Thu 22 Mar 12

afcbjennie says...

BonnieANDClyde wrote:
Denim is NO russian Billionaire == 100 FACT
Quite agree he isn't. Billionaires are usually astute businessmen so why would one associate himself with the likes of Mitchell. Birds of a feather flock together. (WINTEL PETROCHEMICALS LIMITED.)
[quote][p][bold]BonnieANDClyde[/bold] wrote: Denim is NO russian Billionaire == 100 FACT[/p][/quote]Quite agree he isn't. Billionaires are usually astute businessmen so why would one associate himself with the likes of Mitchell. Birds of a feather flock together. (WINTEL PETROCHEMICALS LIMITED.) afcbjennie
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9:09am Thu 22 Mar 12

Local fan says...

I have bought the Echo each day for almost 40 years, that goes back to days when it came hot off the press at Richmond Hill at lunchtime and was "news". I want to read about football -why doesn't the Echo continue doing that?
I have bought the Echo each day for almost 40 years, that goes back to days when it came hot off the press at Richmond Hill at lunchtime and was "news". I want to read about football -why doesn't the Echo continue doing that? Local fan
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9:42am Thu 22 Mar 12

Saint&Sinner says...

A very warm welcome to all of you ex Cherry fans that now enjoy top flight entertaining football at St Marys ( on Dodgy Eddies advise ).
We have a great set up from the tea lady, stadium, fan base, manager, right up to a respected, discreet and professional Chairman ...

Up The Saints - The futures bright, its Red & White.
A very warm welcome to all of you ex Cherry fans that now enjoy top flight entertaining football at St Marys ( on Dodgy Eddies advise ). We have a great set up from the tea lady, stadium, fan base, manager, right up to a respected, discreet and professional Chairman ... Up The Saints - The futures bright, its Red & White. Saint&Sinner
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10:04am Thu 22 Mar 12

afcbjennie says...

Saint&Sinner wrote:
A very warm welcome to all of you ex Cherry fans that now enjoy top flight entertaining football at St Marys ( on Dodgy Eddies advise ).
We have a great set up from the tea lady, stadium, fan base, manager, right up to a respected, discreet and professional Chairman ...

Up The Saints - The futures bright, its Red & White.
Go away and sin somewhere else.
[quote][p][bold]Saint&Sinner[/bold] wrote: A very warm welcome to all of you ex Cherry fans that now enjoy top flight entertaining football at St Marys ( on Dodgy Eddies advise ). We have a great set up from the tea lady, stadium, fan base, manager, right up to a respected, discreet and professional Chairman ... Up The Saints - The futures bright, its Red & White.[/p][/quote]Go away and sin somewhere else. afcbjennie
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10:09am Thu 22 Mar 12

mgdrreams says...

Would any of this matter if we were top of the league?? NOPE!
Would any of this matter if we were top of the league?? NOPE! mgdrreams
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10:15am Thu 22 Mar 12

Local fan says...

Just what does the "ban" refer to. Doesn't stop the paper writing match reports and that's "news" - "After months of press restrictions that previously included a ban on the paper speaking to the management and players of the club on non matchdays, the restrictions were tightened even further over the past month with the Echo no longer allowed to attend the post match interviews in the tunnel area at Dean Court after games."
Read more: http://www.bournemou

th.vitalfootball.co.

uk/article.asp?a=276

823#ixzz1pq4GuKZd”
Just what does the "ban" refer to. Doesn't stop the paper writing match reports and that's "news" - "After months of press restrictions that previously included a ban on the paper speaking to the management and players of the club on non matchdays, the restrictions were tightened even further over the past month with the Echo no longer allowed to attend the post match interviews in the tunnel area at Dean Court after games." Read more: http://www.bournemou th.vitalfootball.co. uk/article.asp?a=276 823#ixzz1pq4GuKZd” Local fan
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10:56am Thu 22 Mar 12

AFCB,It's the club I follow says...

Until both sides can show any element of maturity, here's an idea for the Echo as you cannot report from the ground!

Get a different fan at each home game to write a review of the action as they see it.
Here's why-
1- It would be good to get Joe/ Joanne average take on things.
2-would be a unbiased opinion for the paper to record.
3-People who need it would still be able to get their their news.
4-You may just uncover some fanastic new journalists??
5-Would probably make a very interesting read.
6- Why should the normal fan suffer because of your dispute?
Here's the name-

FAN-FAIR - A WHISPER FROM THE TERRACE!”
Until both sides can show any element of maturity, here's an idea for the Echo as you cannot report from the ground! Get a different fan at each home game to write a review of the action as they see it. Here's why- 1- It would be good to get Joe/ Joanne average take on things. 2-would be a unbiased opinion for the paper to record. 3-People who need it would still be able to get their their news. 4-You may just uncover some fanastic new journalists?? 5-Would probably make a very interesting read. 6- Why should the normal fan suffer because of your dispute? Here's the name- FAN-FAIR - A WHISPER FROM THE TERRACE!” AFCB,It's the club I follow
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11:56am Thu 22 Mar 12

lakey13 says...

I'm done with being a Bournemouth supporter. The club management make me sick to my stomach and I no longer enjoy it anymore, haven't done for a while now so I've finally binned my shirt and won't show any interest in the club anymore let alone go to a game.

No doubt this post will lead to many critical comments, maybe even abusive, but this was always the option of last resort and it's been long overdue.

You no longer represent the good town of Bournemouth, I'm ashamed of you like most Bournemothians.

Good Luck in the future Cherries, I hope you overcome this ,yet another, dark chapter in the clubs history.
I'm done with being a Bournemouth supporter. The club management make me sick to my stomach and I no longer enjoy it anymore, haven't done for a while now so I've finally binned my shirt and won't show any interest in the club anymore let alone go to a game. No doubt this post will lead to many critical comments, maybe even abusive, but this was always the option of last resort and it's been long overdue. You no longer represent the good town of Bournemouth, I'm ashamed of you like most Bournemothians. Good Luck in the future Cherries, I hope you overcome this ,yet another, dark chapter in the clubs history. lakey13
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12:56pm Thu 22 Mar 12

mrsrat says...

150+ messages...several duplicated 2-3 times like SoC
150,hmmm!...just a miniscule %tage of the supporters who turned out on a cold tues night to see their team even tho' they have not been getting the results they deserve.
Next season, I expect the Echo will go to EM, cap in hand, having lost even more of their sales. They must be struggling financially now the web sites are free and usually a good read, and are not getting their income from Cherries' supporters.
150+ messages...several duplicated 2-3 times like SoC 150,hmmm!...just a miniscule %tage of the supporters who turned out on a cold tues night to see their team even tho' they have not been getting the results they deserve. Next season, I expect the Echo will go to EM, cap in hand, having lost even more of their sales. They must be struggling financially now the web sites are free and usually a good read, and are not getting their income from Cherries' supporters. mrsrat
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1:10pm Thu 22 Mar 12

bmthlad69 says...

mrsrat wrote:
150+ messages...several duplicated 2-3 times like SoC
150,hmmm!...just a miniscule %tage of the supporters who turned out on a cold tues night to see their team even tho' they have not been getting the results they deserve.
Next season, I expect the Echo will go to EM, cap in hand, having lost even more of their sales. They must be struggling financially now the web sites are free and usually a good read, and are not getting their income from Cherries' supporters.
150 messages but how many read and don't reply? I expect 1000's. This won't do the club any good.
Bad times are a head
[quote][p][bold]mrsrat[/bold] wrote: 150+ messages...several duplicated 2-3 times like SoC 150,hmmm!...just a miniscule %tage of the supporters who turned out on a cold tues night to see their team even tho' they have not been getting the results they deserve. Next season, I expect the Echo will go to EM, cap in hand, having lost even more of their sales. They must be struggling financially now the web sites are free and usually a good read, and are not getting their income from Cherries' supporters.[/p][/quote]150 messages but how many read and don't reply? I expect 1000's. This won't do the club any good. Bad times are a head bmthlad69
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1:22pm Thu 22 Mar 12

ASM says...

Rodders_afcb wrote:
Some of the earlier posts calling the Neil's Scummers are way of the mark. I have met and chatted to Neil Perrett on many occasions and he is a fan and cares a lot about the club.

I support the Echo on this 100% It wasn't that long ago people were writing/ saying the echo is the clubs puppet and does what the club asks.

However now they now admit they weren't and never will be in someone else's pocket.

The Echo did many great things for the club dating back to the great escape 1995 season asking who will lead us on and off the pitch, The winter gardens meeting. The echo were also there at the council chambers when the club were seeking council funding to build the new DC. I know because I was there too. They led the campaign to lift the transfer embargo, they led the campaign to get more bums on seats (which they have done on numerous occasions).

They also went out of there way and did running commentaries on in house forums by the football club and were allowed to print and write what they liked in the corner of the room.

Eddie has attempted and so far done bully and threaten his way through the football club since day 1. It probably started the day Mostyn phoned Baker and threatened to financially ruin Baker if he did not sell to the Murry Group.

Again I make my offer to the echo reporters that if they need a fan interview held outside DC and with photo's etc etc I am more than willing to do this. From being on the Supportes Trust I have been allowed the privy of knowing what happened in that takeover from sport-6 and who and where other bidders came from.

I am also alarmed at the way Eddie is treating the football club with his yobbish behaviour of going around threatening people whilst drunk. If the fans behaved like this they would be banned plain and simple.

I've seen posts recently from AFCB fans saying they used to sit in the family enclosure and/ or would take there family to games but don't anymore because it doesn't feel like a family club anymore.

I don't like Eddie and don't trust him and am more than happy to have an interview with the echo on the doorsteps of DC I'll even invite Eddie Mitchell to come outside and answer any questions I have for him But the past tells me he'll be in is office hiding in the bin until I go away. (as he has done in the past).

I've been a fan of this club for 20+ years I didn't like Watkins I didn't like Phillips and I didn't like Mostyn. But at least they cared about there reputations and that of the football club. Eddie is too drunk and foul mouthed to stop and think the damaging he's doing to himself, the fans and most importantly the football club.

What will the current and potential future sponsors think now that the echo have announced they will not support / work alongside the football club?

If I was a sponsor of the football club then tonight I will be thinking of revising what I intended to pay this season and maybe next as the potential advertising of my product is going to be seriously hit.

If the echo wish to interview me outside DC then feel free to email me at the email address of this log in name.

Rodders
aka
Andy Gill
nice post - i like your balls son - make your voice heard - EM thinks he is invincible, that he can do what he wants, when he wants with the club - I JUST WANT TO SAY AGAIN THAT MAXIM DENIM CAN'T BE REAL - JUST EM'S ALIAS TO TAKE FULL CONTROL OF THE CLUB
[quote][p][bold]Rodders_afcb[/bold] wrote: Some of the earlier posts calling the Neil's Scummers are way of the mark. I have met and chatted to Neil Perrett on many occasions and he is a fan and cares a lot about the club. I support the Echo on this 100% It wasn't that long ago people were writing/ saying the echo is the clubs puppet and does what the club asks. However now they now admit they weren't and never will be in someone else's pocket. The Echo did many great things for the club dating back to the great escape 1995 season asking who will lead us on and off the pitch, The winter gardens meeting. The echo were also there at the council chambers when the club were seeking council funding to build the new DC. I know because I was there too. They led the campaign to lift the transfer embargo, they led the campaign to get more bums on seats (which they have done on numerous occasions). They also went out of there way and did running commentaries on in house forums by the football club and were allowed to print and write what they liked in the corner of the room. Eddie has attempted and so far done bully and threaten his way through the football club since day 1. It probably started the day Mostyn phoned Baker and threatened to financially ruin Baker if he did not sell to the Murry Group. Again I make my offer to the echo reporters that if they need a fan interview held outside DC and with photo's etc etc I am more than willing to do this. From being on the Supportes Trust I have been allowed the privy of knowing what happened in that takeover from sport-6 and who and where other bidders came from. I am also alarmed at the way Eddie is treating the football club with his yobbish behaviour of going around threatening people whilst drunk. If the fans behaved like this they would be banned plain and simple. I've seen posts recently from AFCB fans saying they used to sit in the family enclosure and/ or would take there family to games but don't anymore because it doesn't feel like a family club anymore. I don't like Eddie and don't trust him and am more than happy to have an interview with the echo on the doorsteps of DC I'll even invite Eddie Mitchell to come outside and answer any questions I have for him But the past tells me he'll be in is office hiding in the bin until I go away. (as he has done in the past). I've been a fan of this club for 20+ years I didn't like Watkins I didn't like Phillips and I didn't like Mostyn. But at least they cared about there reputations and that of the football club. Eddie is too drunk and foul mouthed to stop and think the damaging he's doing to himself, the fans and most importantly the football club. What will the current and potential future sponsors think now that the echo have announced they will not support / work alongside the football club? If I was a sponsor of the football club then tonight I will be thinking of revising what I intended to pay this season and maybe next as the potential advertising of my product is going to be seriously hit. If the echo wish to interview me outside DC then feel free to email me at the email address of this log in name. Rodders aka Andy Gill[/p][/quote]nice post - i like your balls son - make your voice heard - EM thinks he is invincible, that he can do what he wants, when he wants with the club - I JUST WANT TO SAY AGAIN THAT MAXIM DENIM CAN'T BE REAL - JUST EM'S ALIAS TO TAKE FULL CONTROL OF THE CLUB ASM
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1:23pm Thu 22 Mar 12

ASM says...

MORE IMPORTANT THAN BRADDERS - WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BS ABOUT US TRYING TO BUY THE GROUND BACK???
MORE IMPORTANT THAN BRADDERS - WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BS ABOUT US TRYING TO BUY THE GROUND BACK??? ASM
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3:42pm Thu 22 Mar 12

ray evett says...

Mr Mitchell's Dream tonight.

(Following The Budget)

Tomorrows National Headlines

Chancellor Bans Press from Houses of Parliamant

"ENOUGH SAID "
Mr Mitchell's Dream tonight. (Following The Budget) Tomorrows National Headlines Chancellor Bans Press from Houses of Parliamant "ENOUGH SAID " ray evett
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4:43pm Thu 22 Mar 12

Dont have short memorys says...

Lets face facts Bradbury is a complete failure as a Manager and is also a complete brown nose who sucks up to Mitchell because he knows no other Club would touch him with a bargepole The Echo have now developed some balls and started proper objective reporting and not what the Club tells them to say Mitchell may feel hard done by at the falling gates, lack of interest even after spending cash to rebuild the Team but its his own fault he turned on the Supporters not the other way around , Getting back to Bradbury if he had at leasr a little bit of self respect he would stand up to Mitchell but of course he wont
Lets face facts Bradbury is a complete failure as a Manager and is also a complete brown nose who sucks up to Mitchell because he knows no other Club would touch him with a bargepole The Echo have now developed some balls and started proper objective reporting and not what the Club tells them to say Mitchell may feel hard done by at the falling gates, lack of interest even after spending cash to rebuild the Team but its his own fault he turned on the Supporters not the other way around , Getting back to Bradbury if he had at leasr a little bit of self respect he would stand up to Mitchell but of course he wont Dont have short memorys
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5:01pm Thu 22 Mar 12

DUCKFEEDER says...

just wondering,if i was to phone the Bournemouth Ground in a years time and asked what time the match started, i could imagine the response being "what time can you get here and first 11 through the gate get to play.
just wondering,if i was to phone the Bournemouth Ground in a years time and asked what time the match started, i could imagine the response being "what time can you get here and first 11 through the gate get to play. DUCKFEEDER
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5:48pm Thu 22 Mar 12

Bpl333 says...

Well done the ehco fro the story....

The truth hurts within the club,....

Up the ehco
Well done the ehco fro the story.... The truth hurts within the club,.... Up the ehco Bpl333
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7:06pm Thu 22 Mar 12

lionheart says...

What a disgraceful decision to freeze Steve Fletcher out so he has to agree to a loan move.

Neil, please can you continue with your stance and start with what has caused the rift between Steve Fletcher and the club.

Next can you start a campaign like Dorchester Town FC did to rid their club of Mitchell and his family.

Our only salvation is for Max Demin to buy out Edmund's 50% share.
What a disgraceful decision to freeze Steve Fletcher out so he has to agree to a loan move. Neil, please can you continue with your stance and start with what has caused the rift between Steve Fletcher and the club. Next can you start a campaign like Dorchester Town FC did to rid their club of Mitchell and his family. Our only salvation is for Max Demin to buy out Edmund's 50% share. lionheart
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8:54pm Thu 22 Mar 12

pete woodley says...

Fletch has gone to plymouth on loan.
Fletch has gone to plymouth on loan. pete woodley
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9:14pm Thu 22 Mar 12

kinsonboy says...

Am i the only person who thinks that the club will not actually suffer from this ban because the true and loyal fans will be there through thick and thi
n times! E-ddies C-ash H-elps O-ut.
E-CHO C-omments H-orrendously O-utrageous! Lets fill the ground a support our team in the manner we at Afcb are famous for! NORTH STAND DO YOUR JOB!
Am i the only person who thinks that the club will not actually suffer from this ban because the true and loyal fans will be there through thick and thi n times! E-ddies C-ash H-elps O-ut. E-CHO C-omments H-orrendously O-utrageous! Lets fill the ground a support our team in the manner we at Afcb are famous for! NORTH STAND DO YOUR JOB! kinsonboy
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9:26pm Thu 22 Mar 12

typ nowhere says...

I have an idea to get the club and echo to sort it out, I will start a message board for the supporters without Interference from anybody from the club, and the echo website will lose website viewers, both sides get a grip.
I have an idea to get the club and echo to sort it out, I will start a message board for the supporters without Interference from anybody from the club, and the echo website will lose website viewers, both sides get a grip. typ nowhere
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10:16pm Thu 22 Mar 12

Hobad1 says...

Dear Echo, perhaps you could dedicate more time now to a very successful local sports team....the Pirates....proven winners in a national sport, and participating in a sport far more exciting (i.m.o.) than 3rd tier league football. Forget A.F.C.Bradbury, Pirates are the future.
Dear Echo, perhaps you could dedicate more time now to a very successful local sports team....the Pirates....proven winners in a national sport, and participating in a sport far more exciting (i.m.o.) than 3rd tier league football. Forget A.F.C.Bradbury, Pirates are the future. Hobad1
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11:02pm Thu 22 Mar 12

rednblack37 says...

Northstand_dan wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
I'm still on football mode.

Ok, we won - just.



"you can put lipstick on a pig - but it's still a pig"

Awful football.
Lol.. i like that... a nice reference to EM i presume..
I would suggest that Lee Bradbury should concentrate on the football being played and how to score a few goals, rather than spending time ringing up the Echo to have a moan - since when did an Editor listen anyway if he thought it would sell papers
[quote][p][bold]Northstand_dan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: I'm still on football mode. Ok, we won - just. "you can put lipstick on a pig - but it's still a pig" Awful football.[/p][/quote]Lol.. i like that... a nice reference to EM i presume..[/p][/quote]I would suggest that Lee Bradbury should concentrate on the football being played and how to score a few goals, rather than spending time ringing up the Echo to have a moan - since when did an Editor listen anyway if he thought it would sell papers rednblack37
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11:22pm Thu 22 Mar 12

s-pb2 says...

Perhaps the Echo should do what they used to do on Harry Hill's TV Burp when it first started and the show was not allowed to use clips from EastEnders. To get around this they produced court-style drawings, making a complete mockery of the child like pettiness. The Echo should do the same not only of action from the games but of Eddie Mitchell as well. It would be very entertaining
Perhaps the Echo should do what they used to do on Harry Hill's TV Burp when it first started and the show was not allowed to use clips from EastEnders. To get around this they produced court-style drawings, making a complete mockery of the child like pettiness. The Echo should do the same not only of action from the games but of Eddie Mitchell as well. It would be very entertaining s-pb2
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4:13am Fri 23 Mar 12

ASM says...

kinsonboy wrote:
Am i the only person who thinks that the club will not actually suffer from this ban because the true and loyal fans will be there through thick and thi
n times! E-ddies C-ash H-elps O-ut.
E-CHO C-omments H-orrendously O-utrageous! Lets fill the ground a support our team in the manner we at Afcb are famous for! NORTH STAND DO YOUR JOB!
yes you are - read the 180
+ comments from those who can be bothered to write them.
EM profits from the club, it pays to keep his business' running and his family, friends and in laws in work.
When things calm down a bit he will be after that hotel again in the clubs name and out of the fans pockets.
Someone please tell me how much EM and Maxim (use my name) Denim have actually put into the club out of their own pocket???????? - i don't get this "he saved the club" rubbish
loaning out fletch when we are bring up front will further anger the fans (fletch was a brown noser himself when assistant)
[quote][p][bold]kinsonboy[/bold] wrote: Am i the only person who thinks that the club will not actually suffer from this ban because the true and loyal fans will be there through thick and thi n times! E-ddies C-ash H-elps O-ut. E-CHO C-omments H-orrendously O-utrageous! Lets fill the ground a support our team in the manner we at Afcb are famous for! NORTH STAND DO YOUR JOB![/p][/quote]yes you are - read the 180 + comments from those who can be bothered to write them. EM profits from the club, it pays to keep his business' running and his family, friends and in laws in work. When things calm down a bit he will be after that hotel again in the clubs name and out of the fans pockets. Someone please tell me how much EM and Maxim (use my name) Denim have actually put into the club out of their own pocket???????? - i don't get this "he saved the club" rubbish loaning out fletch when we are bring up front will further anger the fans (fletch was a brown noser himself when assistant) ASM
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4:37am Fri 23 Mar 12

ASM says...

just went on the vitals website again and almost every comment is from a mitchell backer - the real fans get banned, so its a waste of time reading it, just saw we signed hines from burnley who played for england u21's and west ham - could be a good signing and smething exciting to watch up front
just went on the vitals website again and almost every comment is from a mitchell backer - the real fans get banned, so its a waste of time reading it, just saw we signed hines from burnley who played for england u21's and west ham - could be a good signing and smething exciting to watch up front ASM
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7:23am Fri 23 Mar 12

kinsonboy says...

Hey all see the ohec are starting a new fans forum next week? Calling all moaners another chance to slag off the club you are suposed to support!
Hey all see the ohec are starting a new fans forum next week? Calling all moaners another chance to slag off the club you are suposed to support! kinsonboy
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10:10am Fri 23 Mar 12

bmthlad69 says...

kinsonboy wrote:
Am i the only person who thinks that the club will not actually suffer from this ban because the true and loyal fans will be there through thick and thi
n times! E-ddies C-ash H-elps O-ut.
E-CHO C-omments H-orrendously O-utrageous! Lets fill the ground a support our team in the manner we at Afcb are famous for! NORTH STAND DO YOUR JOB!
Yes you are the only one - unfortunately
[quote][p][bold]kinsonboy[/bold] wrote: Am i the only person who thinks that the club will not actually suffer from this ban because the true and loyal fans will be there through thick and thi n times! E-ddies C-ash H-elps O-ut. E-CHO C-omments H-orrendously O-utrageous! Lets fill the ground a support our team in the manner we at Afcb are famous for! NORTH STAND DO YOUR JOB![/p][/quote]Yes you are the only one - unfortunately bmthlad69
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12:30pm Fri 23 Mar 12

BackinPoole says...

adyb1967 wrote:
spurs wrote:
Whoever is right or wrong here is down to individuals to decide but for those fans who are drifting away from AFCB can I point out just down the road at Poole town fc you can watch a team on the up for only £8.00 £4.00 for concessions and £2.00 u16 half the price of AFCB a manager and Board of Directors happy to talk to both fans and newspaper alike Home game this Saturday 3pm ko all welcome you might well be surprised at the standard of football on show
absolutely and totally wish to enhance this statement..... Poole Town is a lovely setting, with a wonderful chairman and board of directors who have amazingly stuck with the club through so many dreadful years since 1994 when they were unceremoniously booted out of Poole Stadium.
Get down there one Saturday and watch players with passion, commitment and desire, not to mention GOALS GOALS and more GOALS!! Poole have averaged 3 goals a game for many years and look at AFCB... 18 in 18 home games this season. Truly shocking.
Totally agree with the above. Poole Town is run by and for the fans and local community. So what if it does receive more coverage than other non-league clubs, it is very solvent, extremely succesful, forward looking and a COMMUNITY club, with over 30 teams, male and female playing under its auspices. You may well stand or sit next to one of the Board at a game, and they will be honest, open and welcoming. But most of all they have pride in the club and are proud to put their hands in their own pockets to keep it going. Oh, and the tax bills are always paid. Come On You Dolphins!!!
[quote][p][bold]adyb1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spurs[/bold] wrote: Whoever is right or wrong here is down to individuals to decide but for those fans who are drifting away from AFCB can I point out just down the road at Poole town fc you can watch a team on the up for only £8.00 £4.00 for concessions and £2.00 u16 half the price of AFCB a manager and Board of Directors happy to talk to both fans and newspaper alike Home game this Saturday 3pm ko all welcome you might well be surprised at the standard of football on show[/p][/quote]absolutely and totally wish to enhance this statement..... Poole Town is a lovely setting, with a wonderful chairman and board of directors who have amazingly stuck with the club through so many dreadful years since 1994 when they were unceremoniously booted out of Poole Stadium. Get down there one Saturday and watch players with passion, commitment and desire, not to mention GOALS GOALS and more GOALS!! Poole have averaged 3 goals a game for many years and look at AFCB... 18 in 18 home games this season. Truly shocking.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with the above. Poole Town is run by and for the fans and local community. So what if it does receive more coverage than other non-league clubs, it is very solvent, extremely succesful, forward looking and a COMMUNITY club, with over 30 teams, male and female playing under its auspices. You may well stand or sit next to one of the Board at a game, and they will be honest, open and welcoming. But most of all they have pride in the club and are proud to put their hands in their own pockets to keep it going. Oh, and the tax bills are always paid. Come On You Dolphins!!! BackinPoole
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1:54pm Fri 23 Mar 12

justdreaming says...

I grew up watching the Cherries, but not any more ! Bradbury, was parachuted into the managers role, probably because no one else wanted it, the fact is, he has'nt got a clue. Meanwhile his antics and that of his boss convince me that they think that they are in the Premiership league. Although i now support the Saints, i did look forward to reading the Echo online to see how the minnows are going..........sad is'nt it! I am afraid that the Cherries are going nowhere until they get a real manager who knows whats going on, one who will not 'suck up' to an arrogantly stupid boss. All i can now say about this sorry saga, is thank you Bournemouth Echo for all the FREE support that you have given the Cherries in the past, just forget about them, as until Bradbury and Mitchell have gone, the club is not worth bothering with. Meanwhile i will just support Southampton from far off Thailand.
I grew up watching the Cherries, but not any more ! Bradbury, was parachuted into the managers role, probably because no one else wanted it, the fact is, he has'nt got a clue. Meanwhile his antics and that of his boss convince me that they think that they are in the Premiership league. Although i now support the Saints, i did look forward to reading the Echo online to see how the minnows are going..........sad is'nt it! I am afraid that the Cherries are going nowhere until they get a real manager who knows whats going on, one who will not 'suck up' to an arrogantly stupid boss. All i can now say about this sorry saga, is thank you Bournemouth Echo for all the FREE support that you have given the Cherries in the past, just forget about them, as until Bradbury and Mitchell have gone, the club is not worth bothering with. Meanwhile i will just support Southampton from far off Thailand. justdreaming
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1:55pm Fri 23 Mar 12

justdreaming says...

I grew up watching the Cherries, but not any more ! Bradbury, was parachuted into the managers role, probably because no one else wanted it, the fact is, he has'nt got a clue. Meanwhile his antics and that of his boss convince me that they think that they are in the Premiership league. Although i now support the Saints, i did look forward to reading the Echo online to see how the minnows are going..........sad is'nt it! I am afraid that the Cherries are going nowhere until they get a real manager who knows whats going on, one who will not 'suck up' to an arrogantly stupid boss. All i can now say about this sorry saga, is thank you Bournemouth Echo for all the FREE support that you have given the Cherries in the past, just forget about them, as until Bradbury and Mitchell have gone, the club is not worth bothering with. Meanwhile i will just support Southampton from far off Thailand.
I grew up watching the Cherries, but not any more ! Bradbury, was parachuted into the managers role, probably because no one else wanted it, the fact is, he has'nt got a clue. Meanwhile his antics and that of his boss convince me that they think that they are in the Premiership league. Although i now support the Saints, i did look forward to reading the Echo online to see how the minnows are going..........sad is'nt it! I am afraid that the Cherries are going nowhere until they get a real manager who knows whats going on, one who will not 'suck up' to an arrogantly stupid boss. All i can now say about this sorry saga, is thank you Bournemouth Echo for all the FREE support that you have given the Cherries in the past, just forget about them, as until Bradbury and Mitchell have gone, the club is not worth bothering with. Meanwhile i will just support Southampton from far off Thailand. justdreaming
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2:07pm Fri 23 Mar 12

ASM says...

it seems the echo has resorted to reporting about rugby and other local sports, which is great. But, are they still able to report about AFCB, despite the ban??? because if not I won't be coming on this site any more - bournemouth vitals and afcb.co.uk are a waste of time because you only hear what EM wants put out there and you are banned if you disagree. So I will just check the results on bbc or sky sports when they come in because i am not paying to watch that rubbish again until EM sells up or we are debt free and own the stadium
it seems the echo has resorted to reporting about rugby and other local sports, which is great. But, are they still able to report about AFCB, despite the ban??? because if not I won't be coming on this site any more - bournemouth vitals and afcb.co.uk are a waste of time because you only hear what EM wants put out there and you are banned if you disagree. So I will just check the results on bbc or sky sports when they come in because i am not paying to watch that rubbish again until EM sells up or we are debt free and own the stadium ASM
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3:46pm Fri 23 Mar 12

TimAFCB says...

I don't understand why the Echo are starting this new forum? In their own words they say the Echo will be fine without AFCB one day then the next start a dedicated forum for the supporters? I'm not a fan of Mr Bradbury and think there are better men for the job and I think EM should learn to keep his mouth shut, but without him there would not be an AFCB left to support. We were so close to being wound-up! If someone would like to stump up the cash to buy him out then please do, but until then I'm just happy there is a club to support.
I don't understand why the Echo are starting this new forum? In their own words they say the Echo will be fine without AFCB one day then the next start a dedicated forum for the supporters? I'm not a fan of Mr Bradbury and think there are better men for the job and I think EM should learn to keep his mouth shut, but without him there would not be an AFCB left to support. We were so close to being wound-up! If someone would like to stump up the cash to buy him out then please do, but until then I'm just happy there is a club to support. TimAFCB
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4:27pm Fri 23 Mar 12

Rodders_afcb says...

Its probably because there isn't an independent fans forum website out there. Too many have ego's or hidden agenda's I think the echo have tapped into a very good potential market that will help them and there sponsors.

The echo supports free press and free speech something many off our afcb fans websites don't preach.
Its probably because there isn't an independent fans forum website out there. Too many have ego's or hidden agenda's I think the echo have tapped into a very good potential market that will help them and there sponsors. The echo supports free press and free speech something many off our afcb fans websites don't preach. Rodders_afcb
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4:27pm Fri 23 Mar 12

Rodders_afcb says...

Its probably because there isn't an independent fans forum website out there. Too many have ego's or hidden agenda's I think the echo have tapped into a very good potential market that will help them and there sponsors.

The echo supports free press and free speech something many off our afcb fans websites don't preach.
Its probably because there isn't an independent fans forum website out there. Too many have ego's or hidden agenda's I think the echo have tapped into a very good potential market that will help them and there sponsors. The echo supports free press and free speech something many off our afcb fans websites don't preach. Rodders_afcb
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4:52pm Fri 23 Mar 12

Square Old Codger says...

kinsonboy wrote:
Am i the only person who thinks that the club will not actually suffer from this ban because the true and loyal fans will be there through thick and thi n times! E-ddies C-ash H-elps O-ut. E-CHO C-omments H-orrendously O-utrageous! Lets fill the ground a support our team in the manner we at Afcb are famous for! NORTH STAND DO YOUR JOB!
Yes you are, 40% of last years supporters no longer bothering to go to games, a 6200 average gate need to pay the bills and the Club losing money hand over fist. You can only see the gates going down further given the poor quality games on offer - most of us go to be entertained and I haven't seen a game worth the ticket price this Season. The question really is how long before we are once again in the financial mire? ( if we are not already!!)and will we survive the Summer? There is no evidence that Max has invested anything - just lent money - and what happens should he want it back?
[quote][p][bold]kinsonboy[/bold] wrote: Am i the only person who thinks that the club will not actually suffer from this ban because the true and loyal fans will be there through thick and thi n times! E-ddies C-ash H-elps O-ut. E-CHO C-omments H-orrendously O-utrageous! Lets fill the ground a support our team in the manner we at Afcb are famous for! NORTH STAND DO YOUR JOB![/p][/quote]Yes you are, 40% of last years supporters no longer bothering to go to games, a 6200 average gate need to pay the bills and the Club losing money hand over fist. You can only see the gates going down further given the poor quality games on offer - most of us go to be entertained and I haven't seen a game worth the ticket price this Season. The question really is how long before we are once again in the financial mire? ( if we are not already!!)and will we survive the Summer? There is no evidence that Max has invested anything - just lent money - and what happens should he want it back? Square Old Codger
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2:30am Sat 24 Mar 12

ASM says...

TimAFCB wrote:
I don't understand why the Echo are starting this new forum? In their own words they say the Echo will be fine without AFCB one day then the next start a dedicated forum for the supporters? I'm not a fan of Mr Bradbury and think there are better men for the job and I think EM should learn to keep his mouth shut, but without him there would not be an AFCB left to support. We were so close to being wound-up! If someone would like to stump up the cash to buy him out then please do, but until then I'm just happy there is a club to support.
didn't he buy 50% of the club for fifty quid - i would gladly stump up that cash to buy him out. AFCB is keeping his business' alive, though i am sure our fans will be boycotting them, aswell as the games - i don't get why people say he saved us - didn't he just put his name forward and borrow without investing from his own capital to get us out of debt? I may be wrong though, if someone knows the facts please tell me them
[quote][p][bold]TimAFCB[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why the Echo are starting this new forum? In their own words they say the Echo will be fine without AFCB one day then the next start a dedicated forum for the supporters? I'm not a fan of Mr Bradbury and think there are better men for the job and I think EM should learn to keep his mouth shut, but without him there would not be an AFCB left to support. We were so close to being wound-up! If someone would like to stump up the cash to buy him out then please do, but until then I'm just happy there is a club to support.[/p][/quote]didn't he buy 50% of the club for fifty quid - i would gladly stump up that cash to buy him out. AFCB is keeping his business' alive, though i am sure our fans will be boycotting them, aswell as the games - i don't get why people say he saved us - didn't he just put his name forward and borrow without investing from his own capital to get us out of debt? I may be wrong though, if someone knows the facts please tell me them ASM
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5:20am Sat 24 Mar 12

ShuttleX says...

"No chairman of any football club has the right to dictate to a newspaper."
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Shame the Echo isn't so adament when it comes to Conservative Councillors.
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I find this all a bit amusing. The Echo ranting and raving about some football bloke telling them what to say, yet the last three Leaders of the Council have been telling them what they can, and can not, print for ages.
"No chairman of any football club has the right to dictate to a newspaper." . Shame the Echo isn't so adament when it comes to Conservative Councillors. . I find this all a bit amusing. The Echo ranting and raving about some football bloke telling them what to say, yet the last three Leaders of the Council have been telling them what they can, and can not, print for ages. ShuttleX
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5:23am Sat 24 Mar 12

ShuttleX says...

"No chairman of any football club has the right to dictate to a newspaper."
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Shame the Echo isn't so adament when it comes to Conservative Councillors.
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I find this all a bit amusing. The Echo ranting and raving about some football bloke telling them what to say, yet the last three Leaders of the Council have been telling them what they can, and can not, print for ages.
"No chairman of any football club has the right to dictate to a newspaper." . Shame the Echo isn't so adament when it comes to Conservative Councillors. . I find this all a bit amusing. The Echo ranting and raving about some football bloke telling them what to say, yet the last three Leaders of the Council have been telling them what they can, and can not, print for ages. ShuttleX
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9:27am Sat 24 Mar 12

peekay says...

Rodders_afcb wrote:
Its probably because there isn't an independent fans forum website out there. Too many have ego's or hidden agenda's I think the echo have tapped into a very good potential market that will help them and there sponsors.

The echo supports free press and free speech something many off our afcb fans websites don't preach.
There is an independent AFCB supporters fans forum on Vitals.net. Sadly it no longer functions since someone started DOSsing it!
[quote][p][bold]Rodders_afcb[/bold] wrote: Its probably because there isn't an independent fans forum website out there. Too many have ego's or hidden agenda's I think the echo have tapped into a very good potential market that will help them and there sponsors. The echo supports free press and free speech something many off our afcb fans websites don't preach.[/p][/quote]There is an independent AFCB supporters fans forum on Vitals.net. Sadly it no longer functions since someone started DOSsing it! peekay
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5:25pm Sat 24 Mar 12

kissmya%% says...

Anyway another great win for the saints !!!!! coyr billy sharp sharp sharp
cherries silly name !!!
Anyway another great win for the saints !!!!! coyr billy sharp sharp sharp cherries silly name !!! kissmya%%
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5:27pm Sat 24 Mar 12

kissmya%% says...

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5:31pm Sat 24 Mar 12

alasdair1967 says...

yet another defeat and 3 points dropped ,wake up and smell the coffee mitchell afcb are going nowhere with bradbury at the helm time to grow some mitchell and do what other clubs have done to there underachieving managers sack him and sack him now
yet another defeat and 3 points dropped ,wake up and smell the coffee mitchell afcb are going nowhere with bradbury at the helm time to grow some mitchell and do what other clubs have done to there underachieving managers sack him and sack him now alasdair1967
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5:50am Sun 25 Mar 12

ASM says...

peekay wrote:
Rodders_afcb wrote:
Its probably because there isn't an independent fans forum website out there. Too many have ego's or hidden agenda's I think the echo have tapped into a very good potential market that will help them and there sponsors.

The echo supports free press and free speech something many off our afcb fans websites don't preach.
There is an independent AFCB supporters fans forum on Vitals.net. Sadly it no longer functions since someone started DOSsing it!
sadly vitals has always been a waste of time, because if you leave a negative comment, you will get an instant ban from mitchell

1 point out of 21, 2 points out of 24.

MITCHELL, BRADDERS - TAXI gates are just going to drop and drop, best you guys do 1 before you get yourselves in serious debt problems, bradders quit whilst your ahead take your pay out and do 1 - you obviously don't believe in yourself anymore, how could you? maybe you can apply for andy grays old job on sky sports
[quote][p][bold]peekay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rodders_afcb[/bold] wrote: Its probably because there isn't an independent fans forum website out there. Too many have ego's or hidden agenda's I think the echo have tapped into a very good potential market that will help them and there sponsors. The echo supports free press and free speech something many off our afcb fans websites don't preach.[/p][/quote]There is an independent AFCB supporters fans forum on Vitals.net. Sadly it no longer functions since someone started DOSsing it![/p][/quote]sadly vitals has always been a waste of time, because if you leave a negative comment, you will get an instant ban from mitchell 1 point out of 21, 2 points out of 24. MITCHELL, BRADDERS - TAXI gates are just going to drop and drop, best you guys do 1 before you get yourselves in serious debt problems, bradders quit whilst your ahead take your pay out and do 1 - you obviously don't believe in yourself anymore, how could you? maybe you can apply for andy grays old job on sky sports ASM
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4:35pm Sun 25 Mar 12

afcb_bob says...

Off topic I know but, what progress have we made since Howe left? We must have won around 35% of our games -if that. All the supporters that Howe managed to drag in have gone, and aren't coming back at this rate. The wage bill has gone through the roof, and our income is on the way down. The team (if you can call it that) is playing boring football (which I wouldn't mind if we were winning). If it weren't for that 9-10 game unbeaten away run, we'd be down and out by now. The only positive is that when the Russian inevitably pulls the plug, at least now we have some valuable players to sell. The only way Mitchell will leave is if Mr. Demin does, as this will put the club in a no-way-out financial situation. And the only way Bradderz will leave, is if Mr. Demin realises that his monies melting away and someone tells him that changing the manager will help, as I question if he knows a huge amount about football.
Off topic I know but, what progress have we made since Howe left? We must have won around 35% of our games -if that. All the supporters that Howe managed to drag in have gone, and aren't coming back at this rate. The wage bill has gone through the roof, and our income is on the way down. The team (if you can call it that) is playing boring football (which I wouldn't mind if we were winning). If it weren't for that 9-10 game unbeaten away run, we'd be down and out by now. The only positive is that when the Russian inevitably pulls the plug, at least now we have some valuable players to sell. The only way Mitchell will leave is if Mr. Demin does, as this will put the club in a no-way-out financial situation. And the only way Bradderz will leave, is if Mr. Demin realises that his monies melting away and someone tells him that changing the manager will help, as I question if he knows a huge amount about football. afcb_bob
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4:35pm Sun 25 Mar 12

afcb_bob says...

Off topic I know but, what progress have we made since Howe left? We must have won around 35% of our games -if that. All the supporters that Howe managed to drag in have gone, and aren't coming back at this rate. The wage bill has gone through the roof, and our income is on the way down. The team (if you can call it that) is playing boring football (which I wouldn't mind if we were winning). If it weren't for that 9-10 game unbeaten away run, we'd be down and out by now. The only positive is that when the Russian inevitably pulls the plug, at least now we have some valuable players to sell. The only way Mitchell will leave is if Mr. Demin does, as this will put the club in a no-way-out financial situation. And the only way Bradderz will leave, is if Mr. Demin realises that his monies melting away and someone tells him that changing the manager will help, as I question if he knows a huge amount about football.
Off topic I know but, what progress have we made since Howe left? We must have won around 35% of our games -if that. All the supporters that Howe managed to drag in have gone, and aren't coming back at this rate. The wage bill has gone through the roof, and our income is on the way down. The team (if you can call it that) is playing boring football (which I wouldn't mind if we were winning). If it weren't for that 9-10 game unbeaten away run, we'd be down and out by now. The only positive is that when the Russian inevitably pulls the plug, at least now we have some valuable players to sell. The only way Mitchell will leave is if Mr. Demin does, as this will put the club in a no-way-out financial situation. And the only way Bradderz will leave, is if Mr. Demin realises that his monies melting away and someone tells him that changing the manager will help, as I question if he knows a huge amount about football. afcb_bob
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7:51pm Sun 25 Mar 12

rebelred says...

I can understand the Echos stance but surely when the manager is sacked has to be covered. I am able to access the internet but what about the older fan who has no inclination to learn how to work a computer just to get an update on clubs going ons. This website is a nightmare at times as it slows any computer i use down with all the adverts so must admit it tends to be the last source i go to for my clubs news. Thought i might have got a slightly different stance on the sackingthan on the fans sites
I can understand the Echos stance but surely when the manager is sacked has to be covered. I am able to access the internet but what about the older fan who has no inclination to learn how to work a computer just to get an update on clubs going ons. This website is a nightmare at times as it slows any computer i use down with all the adverts so must admit it tends to be the last source i go to for my clubs news. Thought i might have got a slightly different stance on the sackingthan on the fans sites rebelred
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8:28pm Sun 25 Mar 12

PoolePete says...

So Bradbury has now become the sacrificial lamb on EM's altar. We are all going to hell in a handcart.

It's like a script from a Carry On film. Eddie Mitchell is Charles Hawtrey without the charisma.
So Bradbury has now become the sacrificial lamb on EM's altar. We are all going to hell in a handcart. It's like a script from a Carry On film. Eddie Mitchell is Charles Hawtrey without the charisma. PoolePete
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9:03pm Sun 25 Mar 12

fieldyperu says...

Wheres this new forum then echo???????

And replacing the manager with brooks and groves?????? is this really going to help? whos managing the reserves and the youth team?
Wheres this new forum then echo??????? And replacing the manager with brooks and groves?????? is this really going to help? whos managing the reserves and the youth team? fieldyperu
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6:57am Mon 26 Mar 12

goatty says...

Brookes was a total disaster area at Dorchester Town. The Chairman told him who to pick and even made him play his son, now the Supreme Director of Football.
You just couldn't make it up!
Brookes was a total disaster area at Dorchester Town. The Chairman told him who to pick and even made him play his son, now the Supreme Director of Football. You just couldn't make it up! goatty
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9:59am Mon 26 Mar 12

ASM says...

the good news bradders has left
the bad news - he's been replaced by mitchells brother in law (the guy who was brought in to take ovver roach)
i did LOL when i saw the news, I thought "MITCHELL YOU MUG, GIVING HIM A MASSIVE CONTRACT EXTENSION, THEN SACKING HIM A COUPLE OF MONTHS LATER, HAHAHAHAHA, MUG"
the good news bradders has left the bad news - he's been replaced by mitchells brother in law (the guy who was brought in to take ovver roach) i did LOL when i saw the news, I thought "MITCHELL YOU MUG, GIVING HIM A MASSIVE CONTRACT EXTENSION, THEN SACKING HIM A COUPLE OF MONTHS LATER, HAHAHAHAHA, MUG" ASM
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2:00pm Mon 26 Mar 12

nonnisrevenge says...

The problem seems to be an all or nothing approach to ownership. Let's face facts the club is upwardly mobile and is benefiting from investment in its infrastructure. Making AFCB a more attractive proposition to players, future supporters and financial investment makes sound and viable sense, especially if the aim is championship football within a couple of years. However, you have to display a certain degree of magnanimity and humilty as well towards those who support you be it fans and media alike. If you have a dictorial and autocratic apporach to running a club with such close community ties, your risk alienating the very people who's loyalty has unwavered and served you in times of need. Then in time, all the good work you've done, will slowly unwravel and you are back to where you started, minus 1000+ supporters. UTCIAD
The problem seems to be an all or nothing approach to ownership. Let's face facts the club is upwardly mobile and is benefiting from investment in its infrastructure. Making AFCB a more attractive proposition to players, future supporters and financial investment makes sound and viable sense, especially if the aim is championship football within a couple of years. However, you have to display a certain degree of magnanimity and humilty as well towards those who support you be it fans and media alike. If you have a dictorial and autocratic apporach to running a club with such close community ties, your risk alienating the very people who's loyalty has unwavered and served you in times of need. Then in time, all the good work you've done, will slowly unwravel and you are back to where you started, minus 1000+ supporters. UTCIAD nonnisrevenge
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2:57pm Mon 26 Mar 12

ASM says...

nonnisrevenge wrote:
The problem seems to be an all or nothing approach to ownership. Let's face facts the club is upwardly mobile and is benefiting from investment in its infrastructure. Making AFCB a more attractive proposition to players, future supporters and financial investment makes sound and viable sense, especially if the aim is championship football within a couple of years. However, you have to display a certain degree of magnanimity and humilty as well towards those who support you be it fans and media alike. If you have a dictorial and autocratic apporach to running a club with such close community ties, your risk alienating the very people who's loyalty has unwavered and served you in times of need. Then in time, all the good work you've done, will slowly unwravel and you are back to where you started, minus 1000+ supporters. UTCIAD
some big words used there sir
[quote][p][bold]nonnisrevenge[/bold] wrote: The problem seems to be an all or nothing approach to ownership. Let's face facts the club is upwardly mobile and is benefiting from investment in its infrastructure. Making AFCB a more attractive proposition to players, future supporters and financial investment makes sound and viable sense, especially if the aim is championship football within a couple of years. However, you have to display a certain degree of magnanimity and humilty as well towards those who support you be it fans and media alike. If you have a dictorial and autocratic apporach to running a club with such close community ties, your risk alienating the very people who's loyalty has unwavered and served you in times of need. Then in time, all the good work you've done, will slowly unwravel and you are back to where you started, minus 1000+ supporters. UTCIAD[/p][/quote]some big words used there sir ASM
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3:19pm Mon 26 Mar 12

ASM says...

steve bruce has just ruled himself out http://www.thesun.co

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steve bruce has just ruled himself out http://www.thesun.co .uk/sol/homepage/new s/4220077/Facebook-a buser-who-targeted-h is-own-girlfriend-is -jailed.html ASM
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7:53am Tue 27 Mar 12

Local fan says...

I always try to think positive, many have had their wish and Lee has gone, so be it. We need to get a good quality replacement manager and it has to be now...while we are in Division 1.
I always try to think positive, many have had their wish and Lee has gone, so be it. We need to get a good quality replacement manager and it has to be now...while we are in Division 1. Local fan
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8:57am Thu 29 Mar 12

maggst says...

Lets see more coverage of Poole Town FC now, I'm sure they will appreciate it!
Lets see more coverage of Poole Town FC now, I'm sure they will appreciate it! maggst
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11:00am Wed 4 Apr 12

Scargutt2 says...

Congratulations to the Echo for standing up for what it believes - and what is right.

For evidence of how things would look if you let the Club dictate your stories, please see www.thetelegraphanda
rgus.co.uk

All the best for the rest of the season to all the Bournemouth supporters.
Congratulations to the Echo for standing up for what it believes - and what is right. For evidence of how things would look if you let the Club dictate your stories, please see www.thetelegraphanda rgus.co.uk All the best for the rest of the season to all the Bournemouth supporters. Scargutt2
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2:12pm Wed 4 Apr 12

termau69 says...

Scargutt2 wrote:
Congratulations to the Echo for standing up for what it believes - and what is right.

For evidence of how things would look if you let the Club dictate your stories, please see www.thetelegraphanda

rgus.co.uk

All the best for the rest of the season to all the Bournemouth supporters.
I am afraid the Echo are being just as childish as the club and they will not be missed by the true supporters
[quote][p][bold]Scargutt2[/bold] wrote: Congratulations to the Echo for standing up for what it believes - and what is right. For evidence of how things would look if you let the Club dictate your stories, please see www.thetelegraphanda rgus.co.uk All the best for the rest of the season to all the Bournemouth supporters.[/p][/quote]I am afraid the Echo are being just as childish as the club and they will not be missed by the true supporters termau69
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