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Bye Bye Doug, Bye Bye VFC

Bye Bye Doug, Bye Bye VFC

Aston Villa Shareholders Association and Villa Fans Combined welcome and back the bid from Randy Lerner for Aston Villa plc.

Jonathan Fear said: 'It has been our stance for many years that Mr Ellis should step aside and gladly that is now happening.

It is obvious that the club has gone stale and needs fresh ideas and a dynamic board, we feel that is exactly what Randy Lerner and his team can provide.

We will certainly be recommending to the members of AVSA to sell the Association's shareholding and I'd implore all shareholders, once they have read all the details and come to a decision, to act quickly in order to facilitate a speedy takeover.

Myself and Navid Nazir have been lucky enough to have spoken on numerous occasions with the advisors to RAL and have been impressed with the fact they have gone about things the right and professional way. They have done their talking to the board and to Rothschild's as opposed to other groups who have done their negotiations via the press.

It is positive news that they have sought the opinions of the fans and small shareholders and we have been given the opportunity to stress that we are the lifeblood of the club and need to be brought back into the fold and involved.

Now that the bid is in, I'm sure RAL will make their plans public and explain exactly what their arrival will mean to Aston Villa. Personally I'm excited at the prospects of not only having the best manager for the job in Martin O'Neill but also a new and dynamic board with plans to put Aston Villa back to where they rightfully belong both domestically and in Europe.

Villa Fans Combined will now disband with immediate effect and would like to thank the many thousands of fans who have helped over the years, lets hope the days of protests are well and truly behind us and the club and everyone involved with it can unite and move Aston Villa forward.'


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 14 2006
Time: 8:43AM

Comments

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Well done guys, it's been a long, tough battle but finally we have hope.
Stevew
14/08/2006 09:04:00
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What the hell are we gonna do now we have nothing to moan about? How boring... ;)
DeanoVilla
14/08/2006 09:07:00
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Christmas come early.......Can't wait to see if Randy will give us the 50 million transfer kitty as rumoured. What a fews weeks of spending upon us.....!! Still can't believe it. :)
bentonm
14/08/2006 09:09:00
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Great news all - and thanks J Fear, for all the hard work you and your associates have done over the past few years, long may it continue, but without the bad news !
xfranc
14/08/2006 09:09:00
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Congratulations.. very good news for all concerned I'm sure. Top manager, new management, a few quid to spend.. we've got the manager but can we have the other two please? :)
Auckland Owl
14/08/2006 09:22:00
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calling all villa fans that have stayed away for good reason..! once it is officially complete (the takeover) lets pack villa park out every other week and announce that the villa are back to the rest of the prem and europe. Villa park will become a place teams fear once more....!
deemz
14/08/2006 09:34:00
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Absolutely fantastic news, will be good to be able to compete again and have that bit of belief which has been lacking over the past few seasons. Thanks DD for finally seeing the light and having sense in stepping a side so that the club can move forward again......COME ON THE VILLA!!!
Mutley73
14/08/2006 09:49:00
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And they say there is no God! Now for a new Chairman, Graham Taylor anybody? Keira Knightley? Life doesn't get much better than this.
Saurat
14/08/2006 09:53:00
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The official offer makes it clear that Lerner will be chairman; and that a retired US Marine commander will also be on the board!! A bit sad in one way in that I have owned shares in the Villa since the 60s. Still, I suppose it's a small price to get rid of Herbert. This has really brightened up my Monday morning
chocolate teapot
14/08/2006 10:06:00
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The VFC have gone?!? Bring back Doug! Well lets hope that this is the start of Season Ticket Pricewatch Combined, as I would like to hope the main problem is now are going to be getting in to VP. Here's to a bright future, and a big thanks to Jon and all the VFC lads for telling it like it is (was/whatever!)
LeoTheLion
14/08/2006 10:13:00
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