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AFC Bournemouth: ‘shoo-in’ chairman explains the club’s philosophy

by | 8th, August 2015

Bounemouth Eddie Howe Bournemouth are in the Barclays Premier League. Eddie Howe, the manager, and Maxim Demin, the Russian billionaire owner, are the club’s driving forces. But club chairman Jeff Mostyn recalls how close the club came to going out of business. He tells the Times :

 “I was doing the mirror test — stick a mirror in front of someone’s mouth and if it steams up they’re alive and a suitable buyer — but we could not find anyone. It was ludicrous. I got home that night and Rose said, ‘I know what you’ve done.’ In that room, knowing the reality that the club was about to be liquidated, I could not let it happen. So I signed the cheque.”

He outlines AFCBournemouth’s transfer poilicy:

“One man is not going to make a team, but one man can destroy it if he upsets the equilibrium in the dressing room.” 

When Demin bought out Eddie Mitchell in 2013, he held a

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