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  • Bournemouth owner doesn't watch his club's matches because he thinks he's a jinx

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle16 hrs ago

    Bournemouth won 8-0 at Birmingham on Saturday to go fourth in the Sky Bet Championship and on Tuesday they beat Premier League side West Brom 2-1 to reach the club's first ever Capital One Cup quarterfinal. According to Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, superstitous Russian owner Maxim Demin believes all of this is happening because he doesn't watch, let alone attend, his club's matches.

    From the Bournemouth Echo:

    Demin, who lives in Switzerland, has pumped millions into the club since buying a 50 percent stake in 2011 and taking full control last year. So it's sad that his superstitions prevent him from fully enjoying his investment. Then again, Howe "he asks me to do certain things to follow his superstitions" line makes me think this is all just an elaborate ploy to get the manager to send videos of himself wearing a chicken suit and singing Peter Gabriel songs before matches.

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