It seems there is a bit of controversy surrounding Marvin Bartley's move to Turf Moor ...... Cherries Chairman Eddie Mitchell wasn't best pleased with the events on transfer deadline day, being quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "We are disappointed the player seems to have played such a big part in the negotiations. I’ve had three people on the telephone all claiming to be his agent. The Burnley chairman offered something and then changed his mind. It has been very disappointing the way people have conducted themselves. Coming in at such a late stage for a player who had a game tomorrow was below the belt. If he knew he was interested in him then he should have made enquiries earlier. I am disappointed, especially considering how close to the club the people who orchestrated it were. They know the situation and they know what a valuable member of the team he is. They also know how disruptive it can be having someone at the club who doesn’t want to be there just because they can see pound notes in their eyes. It didn’t come through the correct channels either and the person I believe to be his agent had to hear it from me first. That’s not how I like to do business".
Manager Lee Bradbury on the move was quoted as saying: "I was disappointed with the way it happened. If we had wanted to bring somebody in, it left us in the lurch. Fortunately, we’ve got lads who can come in and do a good job but, overall, I was disappointed with events. “It is not a nice situation to be in, especially as it happened so late. It was an eye-opener and I don’t want too many deadline days like it".