And Now To Business

Last updated : 08 August 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Speaking to the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Paul Baker is quoted as saying: "We are relieved and have got no choice but to accept. All everybody wants is to see us playing in the Football League at three o'clock on Saturday. My heart sank when I heard it would be 17 points. I was expecting 15 or fewer but we've just got to get on with it. There are other teams in similar or worse positions. It's one of those days when you think thankfully, we're still playing football but there are penalties attached. None of it was our fault and we're having to deal with the consequences but we knew that from the day we decided to take on the football club. It's great to know that the town will still have a league club and now we need the people of Bournemouth to support us and recognise we've still got a huge mountain to climb".

Mostyn for his part is quoted as saying: "I'm absolutely thrilled that the Football League has shown the confidence in the new company to offer us the share back. I'm thrilled for the staff, the players and, most of all, for our supporters. I will do everything in my power to ensure that the club is not faced with the horrendous financial burden that it has been faced with over the past decade. I'd like to thank the supporters for their amazing patience and I hope that, once we start playing on Saturday, it will be a vindication of all our efforts to keep the club alive throughout the administration process. I'm delighted that Paul and Savi have joined Steve and myself as members of the new board and we will do everything we possibly can to steer the club forward to future success. Chairman is a position I've been proud to hold over the past 18 months and I'm delighted to have the opportunity to continue to chair the football club going forward. My support for the club will be as visible as it has always been and I will be playing a big part in ensuring that we drive the club forward".