UK time is: 19:54:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Mitchell: Demin partnership has worked brilliantly

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.'


RednBlack Shack

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

With Vital Bournemouth you can win prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums, click the link to register.

Join The Vital Debate






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 23 2013

Time: 7:26AM

Your Comments

....blah blah blah....
Garbo
in a nutshell, Eddie Mitchell is just a really weird guy. He's talked the talk but he's also now walked the walk....and you have to respect that. But seriously, he just doesn't make any sense at all. Is it just me? I always find any quote from him largely just....confusing, contradictory - a bit like a transcript from a conversation a brilliant madman has with himself in the mirror. Jury's out.....with the fairies
topcat99
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Rate The Ref: Liverpool at home (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Cook: We can compete with Liverpool (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Arter: As a squad, we support one another (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Howe: We are big underdogs (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Howe: It's a showcase for the club (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Eddie Howe v Brendan Rogers Round 2 (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Pugh: Fringe players deserve opportunity (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Archived AFC Bournemouth Articles

List All AFCB Vital Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. AlGard 194
2. kirsikka 157
3. DJ 108
4. Garbo 96
5. northstandmark 92
6. tednphil 86
7. billythekid 79
8. Druss_the_Legend 69
9. Steve Afcb 69
10. afcb.czech 68

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bournemouth 21 11 6 4 +20 39
2. Middlesbrough 21 11 6 4 +20 39
3. Derby County 21 11 5 5 +17 38
4. Ipswich 21 10 8 3 +12 38
5. Brentford 21 11 4 6 +7 37
6. Watford 21 10 5 6 +15 35
7. Norwich 21 9 6 6 +11 33

Breaking League News

LUFC Redfearn to finally land his man
Leeds Utd : 17/12/2014 19:12:00
FA Cup 3rd Round Ticket News
Fulham : 17/12/2014 17:40:00
Palmer One Off Career Milestone
Sheff Wed : 17/12/2014 17:35:00
Fulham Youngsters Moment of Glory
Fulham : 17/12/2014 17:32:00
Can The Bees Bee Christmas Number One?
Brentford : 17/12/2014 17:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who has been the Cherries best summer signing?
Suggested By:  
Dan Gosling 10%
Junior Stanislas 8%
Callum Wilson 64%
Andrew Surman 18%