UK time is: 00:23:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Howe: Aiming to repay Demin's faith

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is hoping to repay the faith Russian Businessman Maxim Demin has put into the club.

Following 22 months as co-owner alongside former Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell, Demin purchased the remaining 50% shareholding of the club from the Mitchell family in September 2013.

Demin has invested heavily in AFC Bournemouth, both off and on the pitch, but in January investment was heavily concentrated on changes to the backroom staff and playing squad.

Former manager Paul Groves and assistant Shaun Brooks, who had been working in the youth set up since October 2012 left the club, with the additions of Joe Roach and Carl Fletcher as academy and youth team managers.

Simon Weatherstone left Burnley to become first team coach following the departure of Chris Hargreaves as he was announced as Torquay United manager.

AFC Bournemouth top scorer Lewis Grabban was convinced to stay at Dean Court despite Brighton triggering a 1.1million release clause. The Cherries top scorer eventually signed a new deal with the club.

Whilst Eddie Howe also used the January transfer window to improve both the first team and development squads.

Josh O`Hanlon, Ben Whitfield and Jonathan Muleba all made the move to join up with the squad, while Lee Camp made the move from West Brom on a free transfer, Adam Smith joined from Tottenham for a reported fee of 250,000 and Yann Kermogrant made the move from Charlton for transfer in the region of 400,000.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

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

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

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


AFCB Vital Travel Coaches

Once again AFCB Vital are sponsoring the Travel Coaches this season.

The sponsorship guarantees that a supporter coach will travel to every league and cup game this season. For prices, departure times and how to book - click here.



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:Thursday February 6 2014

Time: 10:37AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Archived 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. billythekid 294
2. yesyescherry 245
3. AlGard 234
4. DJ 156
5. ErikthViking 139
6. kirsikka 131
7. thefiendofkingspark 126
8. 4FCB 122
9. Garbo 120
10. dragonm8 118

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 10 64
8. Ipswich 42 17 13 12 8 64
9. Bournemouth 43 17 11 15 -1 62
10. Blackburn 43 15 16 12 3 61
11. Forest 42 14 17 11 4 59
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58

Breaking League News

Blackburn 0 Glovers 0
Yeovil : 18/04/2014 23:38:00
Opposing View: Ipswich Town
Watford : 18/04/2014 23:37:00
Top Display From The Latics - More To Follow
Wigan : 18/04/2014 23:23:00
Wigan : 18/04/2014 22:39:00
Boro chase more success
Middlesbrough : 18/04/2014 22:23:00
Rovers remain in relegation dogfight
Doncaster : 18/04/2014 21:36:00
Ten Owls wide awake as Cherries dream falters
Bournemouth : 18/04/2014 21:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you think we can finish better than 12th this season?
Suggested By:  Cheshunt Cherry
Yes 89%
No 11%
Undecided 0%