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93% In Favour Of Lerner Bid

93% In Favour Of Lerner Bid

Vital Villa asked if you welcome the Randy Lerner bid?

A massive 93% said yes.

5% were undecided and just 2% said no.

On the strength of that poll, Eltoro sent me the suggestion that the 2% were blue noses (!!) and went on to say:

I like the 2% of blue noses who have obviously voted on the poll about Randy Lerner. Looks to me that they don't like the idea of the Mighty Villa once again being the force it was.

Well, I say to you, Karen Brady, David Sullivan, Steve Bruce, Jasper Carrot, Roy Wood, Jack Osbourne, The Bull ring, All porn magazines, your boys are going to take one hell of a beating!

Ahem, thanks Eltoro!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday August 15 2006
Time: 10:33AM


It certainly disproves the comment from the nosers "the tide of football in this city is turning blue" They were right Claret and Blue.
15/08/2006 10:45:00
Rumour on Villa Talk that AV06 are about to wade in with a £70m bid. And there's still the shadowy Still consortium waiting in the wings. 21 days to go. It ain't over till it's over...
15/08/2006 11:28:00
why cant this takeover just be easy, who are AV06, do thye have loads of cash to spare?
15/08/2006 11:45:00
is this going to be a another abramovich era! i hope not because is ruins the game and the league!
15/08/2006 12:48:00
No It aint over yet I feel. But you just don't know what to make of the others. I think Neville was never really in the running to be fair..but AV06? I don't know..A £70 million offer with promises of £30 million immediately for O'Neill and with an apparant £10 billion wealth amonst their group. It might hotten up to beyond fever pitch..or it might be a load of hot air. Who knows?
15/08/2006 13:19:00
I like the Lerner bid much more than a mysterious consortium with 10 billion. To be honsest this is more than I could have asked for in May, but with Lerner we know what we are getting. A person who can run a top Sports organization, we know he is not going to buy the whole leauge, but invest in the infrastructure of Aston Villa FC. He will make us competative with out leveraging the club and the future. As much as I like the attention, I hope that our little takeover can happen with no more interuption. But let us not forget who is incharge for the next couple of weeks!
NY Villa
15/08/2006 14:07:00
I'm in agreement with you NY Villa. We know what we'll be getting with Lerner and I like the sound of the man very much. I hope AV06 go away quietly to be honest but I don't know what will happen next week..The way Randy Lerner has done his business is excellent - not through the press like the others but at the table. I'm not sure about him as Chairman - it seems a lot to run both the Browns and Aston Villa, I don't know how that will work out in terms of time commitments etc. I'm sure he's thought all this through long ago and has placed a very very strong bid in which I don't see many people worrying about.
15/08/2006 15:10:00
If Lerner is Chairman he will appoint a strong GM who will report daily to him, I cant see him trying to run the Browns AVFC and MBNA all at the same time.
NY Villa
15/08/2006 15:38:00
I think what we are all saying here is that the right man is more important than the most money. I was very unsure about Lerner but now we know some of his plans I'm quite confident about him and his bid. Most of all, I look at the staff he's bringing in but still maintaining continuity by keeping some of the existing staff. It looks like, on the corporate side, things will be well sorted and that can only be positive fro the playing distractions and a good income. To top this, theses men are not fools and they realise that corporate sucess can only be helped by sucess on the field and that they will need to invest but do not need to do it stupidly like Abramovic. If AV06 want to come in they should show their colours and not just their money. Frankly, as long as the new owners can sustain a reasonable investment over time I am not bothered how much money they have, more what their plans are and if they will be able to generate future funds through the clubs on and off field activities. I get the feeling that Lerner and his group will excell in that department and leave the football to MON, just as it should be. My main question for AV06 is, if they are not fans, why on earth do they want to get involved in football, which as an investment is very unsure and they will be paying way over the odds to buy the club, which, if it's a consortium and not an individual and, especially if the money men wich to remein anonymouse, will give them no cudos, which is why people like Abramovic invest in football, it's all abbout reputation. So quite simpley, why?
Villain Of The North
15/08/2006 16:13:00
the early reports stated he doesnt pretend to know everything about football,NFL or anything but they said he will appoint someone of the highest caliber to run/manage the team.O'Neil is the man to manage and he will prob bring in someone with football know how to be a sporting director and they will report to him and be answerable to him.So he may be more of a back seat chairman and hopefully listen to the men who know what needs done and how to do it.
15/08/2006 16:14:00
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