Following criticsm from the fans about being a Mitchell 'yes man', Groves has hit out, being quoted on BBC Radio Solent as saying: "I think we are far from being yes men. We are very strong, opinionated football people and if we feel that there is a strong case for our opinion to be voiced, then make no mistake we will do that and we will be vigorous with regards to our opinion. When it comes to the football side we will make our views known.(but) he is a very bright, intelligent businessman who has done very well so you have to listen to his opinion. At the end of the day I will make the final say when it comes to football. We have discussed it and everybody knows where they stand".