Date:Sunday June 23 2013
AFC Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell has praised co-owner Maxim Demin for the impact he has had on the club over the past 20 months.
Mitchell himself took over the football club four years ago, while Russian Businessman Maxim Demin purchased Jeff Mostyn's 44% and Steve Sly's 6% of the football club and became AFC Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell's 50-50 partner back in November 2011.
Demin remains, in the public domain at least a silent investor, avoiding media contact, whilst fellow Russian directors Mikhail Ponomarev and Alexey Panferov who joined in November 2012 have also kept themselves to themselves following their appointments to the AFC Bournemouth board.
But while their, and Demin's influence in public remains somewhat of an mystery to the fans, Mitchell has praised Demin's impact on the club following the teams promotion to the Championship last season.
Mitchell told afcb.co.uk...
'...Max has had a tremendous impact. I feel somewhat that I have taken a lot of the limelight away from Max, but his involvement and his contributions in finance, thought and decision making has been tremendous.
'It would be great for me to have him celebrating our achievements alongside me, but he is a family man, a business man and likes to keep himself to himself. I admire him for that.
'I didn't bring him into the club, he asked me if he could get involved. I don't think his thoughts or his input financially would have been accepted by myself if I didn't think he was the right person to get involved.
'It just materialised because our beliefs and our determination to succeed gelled really well from day one, and it has worked brilliantly.'
Don't forget to keep checking the RednBlack Shack for great online deals and help to raise money for the AFC Bournemouth Youth Team.
It's easy to join AFCB Vital
Date:Sunday June 23 2013
Redknapp: Howe has blown me out the water (Tuesday April 21 2015)
Howe: Potentially the biggest game in our history (Tuesday April 21 2015)
Howe: We felt for Smith (Tuesday April 21 2015)
Mostyn: No final decision on Dean Court plans (Monday April 20 2015)
Football League name Howe manager of the decade (Monday April 20 2015)
Elphick: Not surprised by twists and turns (Monday April 20 2015)
Howe: The most clear-cut penalty I have seen (Monday April 20 2015)
Video: AFCB v Sheff Wed (Sunday April 19 2015)
Ten Cherries not good enough for the dozen (Saturday April 18 2015)
Howe: Our job is clear (Saturday April 18 2015)
|5. Derby County||44||21||13||10||+32||76|
» Blackburn : 21/04/2015 21:40:01
» Millwall : 21/04/2015 21:39:00
|BWFC: The Big Lad
» Bolton : 21/04/2015 20:39:01
|White hoping to feature before end of the season
» Leeds Utd : 21/04/2015 20:38:00
|Keeper looking to emulate Leeds star youngster
» Leeds Utd : 21/04/2015 19:55:00