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Eddie Mitchell Unites Bournemouth Fans With One-Man Pitch Invasion (Video)

by | 11th, September 2011

TO Bournemouth, where property developer Eddie Mitchell is the chairman of the local football team. AFC Bournemouth, aka The Cherries, have just been tonked 3-0 by the mighty Chesterfield.

Recently, Mitchell went on charm offensive when he told paying fans unhappy at how he is running the club to “go and support Southampton“. When a property developer tells you to move on to another site you might well grow cynical.

(Mitchell also overseen the sale of the best Bournemouth side your writer can remember. Bournemouth have been mired in debt and administration but the team was playing remarkably well. But then leading players were sold and The Cherries are at the foot of League One.)

After the final whistle, Mitchell wandered onto the pitch and invited “the lad in the leather jacket whose eyes seem to be popping out of his head – why don’t you jump over the fence and come and have a chat with me? Come on then. One to one?

The tough with the bulging eyes never took the chairman up on his offer, presumably because he was checking Southampton fixtures and lonely Mitchell was surrounded by men in yellow jackets.

Still, have no fear Bournemouth fans. Rumours are that should Eddie relocate as some fans seem to wish, the club could be run by two of his sons, Tom, 23, and Josh, 21, nice enough lads with all the charisma and drive of dripping taps. When dad invited them to run Dorchester FC in 2009, young Josh said:

“We used to play Football Manager on PCs in our shed at home, now we are playing it for real – it is completely bizarre”.

Eddie reassured the fans on Josh’s credentials:

“As for Josh, he has worked on the car park at the club for the best part of nine months and has also done quite a bit of stewarding so he has got to know the people there and is looking forward to the challenge.”

Oh, and if Cherries’ fans are also worried about playing staff, when dad Eddie owned Dorchester, the aforesaid Tom played in midfield. He’s also trained with Bournemouth.

Bournemouth’s future is brighter than a Sandbank tanorexic’s teeth…



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