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Bourne To Be Wild

A joint venture into the world of football, the story of a chairman and manager trying to get a small club hitting the big time to the top of world football.
Started on 30 December 2015 by Tallery
Latest Reply on 4 January 2016 by AlexTHFC
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Diary Entry One

13th June, 2015 // Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, UK

I moved to England five years ago. It was a tough decision. But my home country is unstable, and with the vast amounts of money I had, I was a target. England is viewed internationally as a safe-haven, somewhere where people could feel safe and secure. It was tough, I left my beautiful wife and children at home, but they know, and I know, the move was for the better. I also needed a new challenge. In my home country, I had risen to the top, in terms of power, wealth and influence on its people, relatively easily. I needed a new challenge. So moving to a new country, one with a very different view on life, culture, did this for me.

And now, five years on, I have settled. I bought a multi-million pound house on the south coast of England, in Sandbanks – which, I think, is the most expensive place in England – with great sea views and famous neighbours, a certain Harry Redknapp comes to mind – and I couldn’t be happier. Although, I am missing something from my life. An occupation, a large toy, to call it. Because without my family with me, I feel lonely sometimes. I need something to take my mind off my children. Despite coming from where I come from, I am a big fan of a very western, yet international, sport. This sport of football, and from when I was young, much to my father’s disgust, I always wanted to be involved in the sport. I used to secretly play football when he wasn’t about – he still doesn’t know about that. I used to dream of being the next big star from Asia, they aren’t many of those in the sport. But, school got the best of me, and then my job brought my so much success, I didn’t have much time to concentrate on football. But now, maybe it’s time. Time to give my time to the sport. I need to consider lots of things first. But, I could look. I could investigate. I can see how far it gets.

I know plenty of my friends own football clubs. So if I need help, I can get it. However, there is one club that takes my heart. I live on the coast, I love the coast. The resort town of Bournemouth is up the road, and I have been following the club since I moved. The fairytale story is magical, the support is phenomenal, and I can’t help but be drawn in by the culture of the club. Jeff Moystn and Maxim Demin has done wonders, but now, according to newspapers, now we have finally reached the big time, he is looking to sell, to move on. I’m not sure how true these rumours are, but I can do some research, some enquiring, and see how it goes. Who knows, in a couple of weeks’ time, I could own a football club.

Fantastic start bae, good luck! :)
Great start, interested to see what you do with this!
Great start mate, will be following!
Great start, I'll be reading this!
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AlexTHFC: Thanks bae ;)
Griffo: Only time will tell :P
Radders: Thanks mate!
Alfie: Hope you enjoy :)

Arabian Billionaire Buys Bournemouth

Bournemouth have today confirmed that Saudi Arabian billionaire Ryhad Al-Marek has bought the Premier League newcomers from owner Maxim Denim. The paperwork was reportedly completed last week, with the final minor details being finalised. The deal comes after reports suggesting that Russian Denim was looking to sell his majority stake in the club to a new investor. A statement on the club’s website said that ‘Demin [was] sure that Al-Marek [was] the right man to take the club forward’.

Bournemouth statement:
AFC Bournemouth can today confirm that owner Maxim Denim has sold his majority stake in the club to Saudi Arabian billionaire Ryhad Al-Marek. The new owner will keep current chairman and board in place until further notice to maximise stability during a difficult period of adjustment. Demin would like to reassure that Al-Market is the right man to take the club forward and cement their place in the Premier League.

Al-Marek hails from Saudi Arabia, and is a well-known businessman in his home country, having built his wealth through the countries booming oil industry. The 40 year old lives in Sandbanks, a town just along the coast from the town of Bournemouth, and has been in the country for 5 years, his social media accounts suggest.

Ryhad Al-Marek, Bournemouth Owner:
I am delighted to become the new owner of Bournemouth. I have followed the club since I have been in the country, and the story that goes with it has truly captivated me, and now I feel truly honoured to be a part of the club. I can promise I will give my heart and soul to the club until I can’t give anymore, and every decision I make will have been considered in depth with the club’s best interests at heart.

Bournemouth gained promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history last season, and many think that a new owner is needed to provide solid investment if the club stand any chance of remaining in the toughest top division in the country, which Al-Marek will certainly provide.

It is thought that Al-Marek will provide significant funds to strengthen various areas of the club, such as the playing staff, facilities and involvement in the community.

Despite all the positive suggestions, reports also suggest the manager Eddie Howe could be sacked following the takeover, with Al-Marek wanting to bring in a more experienced Premier League manager to make sure Bournemouth stay in the Premier League for more than one season. However, this would be a risk for Al-Marek, given the support Howe has amongst the fans and the wider footballing community, and would give Al-Marek’s reign a bad start.

Great update again. <3 This is looking very good so far. ;)
Very interesting update, looking forward to see which way you go with this
Arabs Everywhere :|

Good Luck Bro :)
Don't spend all of the Budget :D

almost forgot
Enjoy The OIL Money :D
AlexTHFC: Certainly is, isn't it ;)
Griffo: Thank you!
Gold Tiger: Really, are they? and thanks, I'll try :P
What a clever play on words.

Howe to Stay on as Cherries Boss

Bournemouth have today confirmed that current boss Eddie Howe will remain in charge of the Premier League side. Following the club’s takeover by Al-Marek, reports suggested that the Arabian was looking to replace the Premier League’s second youngest boss with someone with a bit more ‘Premier League knowhow’ to secure survival in what many think is the toughest top flight division in Europe.

Bournemouth statement:
We are delighted to announce that current manager Eddie Howe will remain in charge at the Vitality Stadium for the foreseeable future. He is a fantastic boss and we have no doubts in his ability to keep the club from relegation this season. He has given his all for the club and rightly deserves to lead the club in its maiden voyage into the Premier League

Many fans are pleased with the news, saying that Howe is ‘the best there is’, ‘Bournemouth through and through’ and that he ‘deserves to be in the job’. Despite his young age, he has lead Bournemouth from near relegation to the land of non-football to the big time Premier League. Howe himself said that he was ‘delighted that the owner [trusted him]’ in a small piece following the statement on the club’s website.

Eddie Howe, Bournemouth Manager:
I am delighted that [Ryhad Al-Marek] has kept me on. It was the first time I had spoken to him, and I was nervous about what he was going to tell me. I am delighted that the owner trusts me to lead the club in the Premier League, and I am sure I can deliver.

Howe started his career in football as a player with Bournemouth, coming through their youth academy and breaking into the first team in 1994, and he went on to make 201 league appearances for the club in eight years at the club. He then joined fellow south coast rivals Portsmouth in 2002, but two injury plagued seasons ruled him out, and a return to the Cherries beckoned, first on loan and then a permanent move followed. He made 70 league appearances in those two spells, until he was forced to retire due to a knee injury.

Then boss Kevin Bond gave him a coaching role with the reserve side, but it wasn’t until Jimmy Quinn was sacked that he was appointed caretaker boss, which later resulted him with the full time role. He subsequently brought the club out of the relegation zone despite a 17-point deficit.

In the start of the 2009–10 season, Howe won eight out of the nine games, a club record. In November 2009, Championship club Peterborough United approached Howe to replace Darren Ferguson as their manager but Howe rejected their approach.

Despite the club's transfer embargo remaining in place for the rest of the season, Bournemouth secured promotion to League One after two years in the fourth tier of English football thanks to a 2–0 away win at Burton Albion on 24 April 2010.

In early 2011, Howe was approached by several other clubs but on 11 January announced that he was staying at Bournemouth. However, on 14 January 2011, Howe became the new Burnley manager after the club agreed a compensation deal with Bournemouth. He took charge of his 100th and final Bournemouth match later that day in a 2–1 defeat away to Colchester United.

His spell at Burnley didn’t last long, about a season and a half, in which he lead the club to an 8th place finish and a 13th place finish, but he left citing personal reasons. The then later returned to Bournemouth, and lead the club to two promotions in three seasons, and won the Championship title.
Yay, Howe is great. Something tells me he's gonna do great things at Bournemouth. ;)
Easy choice really, looking forward to seeing this story start!

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