Bournemouth Evening Echo!
Phillips is also quoted as saying: "We have brought forward our planning for next season, partly down to the re-financing and that we feel more confident, but also because the transfer window has brought these things to the fore. In an ideal world, you would always try and tie your best players up on long-term deals and you pay them more than we can afford to pay them. But the reality remains that our best players could be paid more if they went elsewhere, as was the case with Brian. He wanted to play at a higher level, will earn much more than he would here and you cannot criticise him for that ..... This has been a season of rebuilding to some extent because we have lost some influential players. We have brought some good youngsters in and we want to consolidate and build on that".