Cherries Cash Dries Up!

Last updated : 05 February 2009 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
With news this week that the proposed take over of AFC Bournemouth by the Murry Group running out of time, Paul Baker has admitted that the amount of money he's prepared to put in to the Club has run out.

Speaking to the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Baker admits that: "I'm not in a position to put any more money into the club, given the current economic climate. But I will do whatever I can to help the football club flourish by finding the next owners because I think it's going to come to that. Adam Murry's master plan in terms of the academy, planning for a fourth stand and hopefully being able to buy back the stadium is the right way to go. Unfortunately, there wasn't the money there to do it so now we're back to a situation where we've got to try to keep the club in survival mode. The one thing that matters is the survival of the football club and it matters even more that it survives in the Football League. We will do whatever we can to hopefully achieve that aim. I stepped away because things are tough and I had to concentrate on my other businesses. I didn't want to have to come back because I would prefer to let Savi just get on with running it as he is. I don't want to come back as a director or chairman. I am still a shareholder but I'm looking to pass on the baton. In the meantime, we will try to do whatever it takes to keep the football club pushing on to try to get out of the position it's in".