Cash Crisis At Dean Court

Last updated : 06 March 2009 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
While the Club is trying to sort out a cash flow problem, which has prevented some players and staff from being paid, manager Eddie Howe is trying to keep his players focussed on maintaining a push up the League Two table and away from the drop zone.

Howe is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "We're in such an important position in the league that we can't let something like this affect us. Of course we're disappointed but it happens in every walk of life, not just football. We've still got our jobs and the way things have been going with the recession and credit crunch, there are some people who haven't been paid for months. It shouldn't have an impact on the games. The boys know all about the club's financial position and we know things aren't too fruitful. We know there are not a lot of funds available and it is not just affecting the players because everyone who works at the club is in the same position. We're all in it together and we've just got to get on with things. We've all got mortgages and bills to pay. With direct debits coming out early in the month, it has been a bit of a commotion having to phone the bank to tell them what's happened. But we've just got to get on with it and leave whatever happens to the people upstairs to sort out. We know times are tough but we've got to stick together through thick and thin. The most important thing from the players' point of view is going out tomorrow and concentrating on beating Port Vale".