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Villa Park Re-Naming (+ JF ramble!)

Villa Park Re-Naming (+ JF ramble!)

Randy Lerner has spoken in the press over the last few days and I think we are all getting to know and get a feel for the sort of person he is. The talk has been positive Randy Lerner On Aston Villa and as far as I can see he is being open and honest with us.

So much so that he has spoken of potential 'lucrative sponsorship deals' and hasn't ruled out re-naming Villa Park to attract sponsors.

'Naming rights is something we would have to look at because it could make a very positive impact on revenue. I hope people are more open-minded about it now. If there is an extremely negative reaction, I'll have to take that into account.'

So I thought I'd ask if you have an open mind, these guys will obviously come in with fresh ideas and as we are all very set in our footballing ways, some things might prove to be more of a surprise than others. BUT instead of dismissing things out of hand, it might be better to listen to the reasons behind the ideas and then decide?

Renaming Villa Park? What do you think? Too radical or the way forward to attract sponsorship and re-establish Villa as the force they once are? The latest poll asks your opinion and as ever, you can talk in the forum or discuss it in the article comments below.

One thing I like is he isn't hiding these sort of considerations for until he has taken the club over (if it goes through).

Lets face it, the sponsors over the years have been way below the level we should attract. And the kit manufactures haven't been great either, the latest of which (Hummel), in my opinion, being the very worst - and the new kit being a great example of the fact there is no history or respect left for Aston Villa by those making the decisions.

We should have the likes of Adidas - I do love my adidas spezial's, totally irrelevant, but I'm just hoping someone from Adidas reads this and adds to my collection!!!! lol. Whilst I'm on, I like Sol and Budweiser, have one Tag Heuer watch and feel that isn't enough, errm, my computer is made by Evesham, I collect Mackenzie Thorpe paintings, would aspire to drive a Jaguar XK, would like to go to Miami Ink to add to my tattoo collection and would go by Virgin Airlines, I collect scars as well but would prefer to leave that collection where it is, I buy my cds from cdwow and what else should I blag whilst I'm here, oh yes, my carpet is being replaced at the moment thanks to a flood and comes from carpet right, Vital Football Network is willing to sell to Sky for £10million and lastly.... no, I don't think I should say the last part, and anyway, I'm sure she wouldn't.... would she?!! Hey, that feels better, not gone off on a ramble for ages, ramble, that is a point, need some hiking boots now my legs are working better and a new coat would be good, Helly Hanson would do.......pauses for breath..... no, think that is it, oh no, hang on, I collect money, mostly pound coins, but notes are also highly treasured - that is pound notes not notes telling me I'm barmy -, where was I? Oh yes, the likes of Adidas and Nike etc.

Come on, you don't get this quality on the official site do you?!?!?

News just in, I've just succeeded in blagging something, someone has just thrown a brick through my window. Well, you have to start somewhere I guess. Windows by Everest, brick by Persimmon homes!!!!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday August 20 2006
Time: 2:58PM

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http://www.jaguar.co.uk/uk/en/home.htm Got to admit, that car is a stunner eh?!?
The Fear
20/08/2006 15:00:00
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Can we not have the best of both worlds ie "Villa Park - The ------ Stadium".?
DoogieTyBrenin
20/08/2006 15:11:00
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As long as we don't get sponsored by NO FEAR sports wear, would be very harsh on me wouldn't it??!
The Fear
20/08/2006 15:20:00
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Theres a company that makes cycle tools called Park ....Then it could be 'park park'
qKing
20/08/2006 15:49:00
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Says within the offer document and I quote:



RAL intends to continue to run Aston Villa as a football business, with operations remaining at the current locations. RAL believes, however, that as part of its integrated strategy going forward, it sees scope to enhance current operations within the field of commercial sponsorship and to upgrade the training complex and Villa Park.
The Fear
20/08/2006 15:53:00
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I aint a christian but I prey to god that the stadium aint re named the Doug Ellis stadium
Christo
20/08/2006 16:14:00
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lol, Christo, I can't see it somehow, can you?
The Fear
20/08/2006 17:27:00
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hopefully not lol
Christo
20/08/2006 17:50:00
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To be honest I'd be completely against this idea. Villa Park is the name of our stadium. Changing it to the Tetley Pot or whatever would be a sell out. I think if something like this does happen it should be put to popular vote. Of course it does depend on the sponsor. Playboy Park has a ring to it, although that would probably see the return of Stanley.
ooahPaulMcGrath
20/08/2006 18:16:00
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people talk about our great history, part of our great history is VILLA PARK so i vote against it,
No.1_villan
20/08/2006 21:12:00
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