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Russian Quadzillionaire In Vogue!

Ok, very quiet news day, so I will announce the result of our last poll and go and enjoy our fantastic summer :(

Vital Villa asked what sort of new owner you wanted and it will come as little shock that 49% wanted a Russian quadzillionaire!

Now all we need to do is sit back and wait, job done. All that fuss with protests and all we needed to do was ask the fans what they wanted. Who knew? :-p

29% said they didn't care what sort of new owner we got as long as Doug goes!

14% wanted a consortium of businessmen meaning only 8% were looking at a fan led investment vehicle.

Personally I'd go for an ultra rich sugar daddy for the fun of it BUT long term, a mix of the next two options (business consortium and a fan led investment vehicle) sounds ideal to me.

I'd de-list Villa from the stock exchange then sell 49% of the club to the fans and ex-shareholders. Thus giving extra capital to plough back into Villa whilst retaining overall control. I don't have a utopian view of fans owning the club but do think there should be fan representation and what better way to involve the rank and file than to get them fully 'invested' in the club?

Be our luck for Doug to be immortal mind you. :(




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 21 2006

Time: 11:03AM

Your Comments

if u can get investment u will be in for a good season, if u cant u wont
green giant 12
if u can get investment u will be in for a good season, if u cant u wont
green giant 12
They are two totally conflicting ideas - a consortium of businessmen would be looking to make returns and dividends on their investment, while a fan group would be happy to plough all the money back into the club. It wouldn't work together.
pitythefool
They are two totally conflicting ideas - a consortium of businessmen would be looking to make returns and dividends on their investment, while a fan group would be happy to plough all the money back into the club. It wouldn't work together.
pitythefool
Id rather not have a consortium because they will not be there to make the club better they will be there to make as much money as possible.
Bobbymsb
Id rather not have a consortium because they will not be there to make the club better they will be there to make as much money as possible.
Bobbymsb
How many more Russians are going to invest in English football?
miked_joker
How many more Russians are going to invest in English football?
miked_joker
Been waiting for the headline "Doug to live forever"
Stevew
Been waiting for the headline "Doug to live forever"
Stevew
One owner would be beter than a consortium, at this stage anything would be beter than what we have.
irish villa
One owner would be beter than a consortium, at this stage anything would be beter than what we have.
irish villa
Ellis could of put us in Europe if he sold out years ago.
leelindsay
Ellis could of put us in Europe if he sold out years ago.
leelindsay
We need a modern thinking, go ahead, ambitious, business minded board, complete with a forward thinking marketing guru to fill the capacity of CEO. Not too much to ask is it?
glensider
We need a modern thinking, go ahead, ambitious, business minded board, complete with a forward thinking marketing guru to fill the capacity of CEO. Not too much to ask is it?
glensider
 

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