Writer: J P Fear
Date:Thursday May 18 2006
With all this takeover talk, I started thinking - not something I make a habit of I admit - and once I'd had enough of thinking about Kiera Knightly (or in my thoughts Kiera twice Knightly) I started to wonder what sort of owner I would really like to see at Villa.
A Russian (or other nationality, we aren't the sort to exclude around these parts!) quadzillionaire like Roman Abramovich. It might be fun to buy the league with a decent manager and a shed load of money. But on the other hand would we really want someone like Roman who can treat the club as his own little train set? Is it not the 'easy' way to just buy all the best players? Chelsea fans seem to be having fun and enjoying their moment after years of doing very little.
Consortium. A well run group, with some finance, but who have to make the club 'work' in the same way that Tottenham seem to be doing and Arsenal already have. ie, buying players at the right time but also selling when their value means they'll bring top dollar that can then go back into the team (Overmars springs to mind).
The Fans. Maybe a consortium of businessmen backed by the fans could be the ideal? Back to the idea of an investment vehicle where finance is added too with fans contributions which mean they buy a share in the vehicle.
Me? Oh, hang on, I don't mean me as an option, I mean 'me?' as in what do I want. Hey, come to think of it, yeah, me as an option. Fear Park has a great ring to it. Anyway, back on planet nearly Earth, I thought of all the sensible options then decided to sod it, I'll go with a quadzillionaire (as long as he's earnt the money in the right way and hasn't raped his country of funds) and that will give me more time to get back to Kiera.
All the above is my way of saying there is a new poll on the site asking what sort of owner you want!
Date:Thursday May 18 2006
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