With the much-anticipated derby match against South Coast Club coming up in a few weeks time, Eddie Mitchell has said that he's invited a couple of famous Saints names from the past to attend the match on March 12th - notably Matthew le Tissier and Lawrie McMenemy.
Speaking ahead of the top-of-the-table clash, Mitchell is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "Everybody from Southampton will be welcome into our boardroom with open arms. We always provide hospitality for club officials and you can’t get a better host than Jeff Mostyn. He is the king of the hosts! “We are also going to invite a few people from Southampton to make them feel wanted. We would like to get as many familiar faces as possible because we are going to make a day of it. We have already sent out an invitation to Lawrie McMenemy and Matt Le Tissier will also be invited. A number of guests with connections to AFC Bournemouth will also be invited. It is going to be party time for us!”