Cherries Plan For Promotion

Last updated : 18 February 2011 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

With the Cherries currently sitting in 2nd place, 3-points ahead of Saturday's opponents Huddersfield Town, Eddie Mitchell is already thinking ahead to at least one season in the Championship.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, the Cherries Chairman is quoted as saying: "We desperately want to go into the Championship. It is not a pipe dream any more, it is a real possibility. We have already surpassed a lot of peoples’ expectations this season and that has been down to a great deal of hard work from everybody connected with the club. The extra income would go a long way to helping to finance several initiatives. We have done a budget for next season based on the wages the players would be on and have allowed for some signings. We want to start work on a new training facility adjacent to the stadium and have plans for two grass and two artificial pitches and changing rooms. If we were to go up, we would look to erect a permanent stand at the south end of the ground. We have already got planning for a mirror of the North Stand and, with some slight adjustments, we could pop that up straight away. The players are capable of competing in the Championship and, if we were to arrive there, we would certainly try to consolidate. Revenue streams would increase, as would away support. If it doesn’t happen, we have already achieved what we set out to do this season and would have a good crack at it next season".