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Lerner Pulls OUT Of Villa Approach

Lerner Pulls OUT Of Villa Approach

Yet more developments and at the moment, I want to stay calm and level headed until the full facts are out.

Randy Lerner has pulled out of the race to buy Aston Villa, before putting in a bid, following a day of meetings.

The reason?

Doug Ellis.

Doug is trying to play people off against each other and this is what the result is.

The facts should become clear over the next day or so, we've certainly asked the Lerner advisers to go public on exactly what Doug Ellis has managed to mess up for Aston Villa.

You see, no matter how exciting things might get, you have to account for the Ellis Factor.

We've said it before, we'll say it again, Beware The Menace of B6.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday July 26 2006
Time: 8:50PM

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Hang on in there yanks Ellis is an old ***** but if you are the businessmen you are supposed to be tough it out Please
fatloser
26/07/2006 21:00:00
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Thanks Alot Doug!
wade_man_uk
26/07/2006 21:01:00
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I think I prefer the idea of the Neville bid anyway and he knows what he's up against with Doug and has done the due diligence. In addition, he understands what part football plays in the life of a football fan and the role it played in english culture. He has also put in a bid, more than Lerner managed. As I have said before, I don't want to buy the league á lá Chelsea, I want to see something built over time. I'd rather be competing for the title in 5-8 years and the every year after that than win the title for the next 3 years adn then watch the club colapse when Lerner looses interest and pulls his backing out. I wonder if he got upset when Doug questioned his motives.....
Villain Of The North
26/07/2006 21:02:00
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What a complete W*****R if he messes it up this time. Woe betide him if he does....
WITHES SWEATBANDS
26/07/2006 21:03:00
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Its not really a suprise that he has done this, he was probably looking for an extra 250 in his pocket. Penny wise pound foolish!
NY Villa
26/07/2006 21:10:00
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typical Ellis was involved in this... must be old age turning him into a greedy old man. i can just imagine the headlines tommorrow "Tight Doug forces Randy to pull out at last minute"
fatankles
26/07/2006 21:16:00
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Its early days, we have still to find who is behind the other bids.
Donzarra
26/07/2006 21:16:00
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never felt comfortable with the lerner bid...whats his motive...i think long term we will be better with the neville bid.
JASON
26/07/2006 21:20:00
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lol - your going to end up with Sven and his backers...
mdjw_41
26/07/2006 21:20:00
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VOTN I hear what you are saying but I will take any investment, Lerner has not struck me as a loose interest guy. Doug I am sure played silly buggars thinking he was the belle of the ball. I hope this is a tactic, a man of his stature does not visit for 2 days look around, not balk at the price in the begining and then pull out. Unless of course Doug said something about his mother!
NY Villa
26/07/2006 21:20:00
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