AFCB Supporters Trust and the Club to resume dialogue

Last updated : 22 March 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
In a statement from the Supporters Trust: "AFC Bournemouth supporters' trust have already made clear their disappointment at the sudden refusal by Jeff Mostyn and Steve Sly to engage in open debate on a number of issues prior to administration. We believe that whoever takes the club forward has to do so with the backing of all supporters. Following the news that Jeff and Steve are in line to take on ownership of the club, the trust acknowledges that it needs to work effectively with whomever is in charge. The trust believe that this consortium now has an opportunity to restore talks. We call on the consortium to break its silence and resume communication. The trust would like to know what plans the new board has for the football club and what plans the board has to engage with the supporters and one of their representative groups, namely the supporters' trust".

In response, Mostyn is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "I fully understand the concerns expressed by the supporters' trust and have indeed had dialogue with Derek Timoney (the trust's vice-chairman) this morning. The intention is to get together at the earliest opportunity to have open dialogue and to restore a relationship with them that will benefit the football club going forward. I recognise the need to work closely with all the supporters and to get their support