UK time is: 04:36:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

AV06 To End Interest In Aston Villa?

Rumours are growing that AV06, fronted by Padfield QC, are about to pull out of the takeover race for Aston Villa.

Michael Neville must also be close to declaring an end of interest.

That leaves Randy Lener (RAL) the clear favourite to be able to complete his takeover at 5.47 per share unless the other - non talked about group - do put a bid in today or tomorrow. As every hour passes, that looks less and less likely, so things could be getting very close for Aston Villa to declare new owners.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 22 2006

Time: 5:01PM

Your Comments

Apparently their is a group interested in buying Newcastle, maybe they are switching to the geordies.
tylervilla
This is very good news if true. Randy and MON need a clear run to lift Villa to where they belong. All the bid would do would be to delay our development and stop us getting new players before the deadline.
DoogieTyBrenin
I hope when AV06 do withdraw journalists will confront Padfield and demand to know just what the hell they have all been playing at for the past three weeks and could His Honour please confirm that he is in fact a f****n d***o, allegedly?
Saurat
Shut the door on your way out Podfield
danvilla2
When does the opportunity end for other possible owners to outbid Randy?
DixonTheVillain
Any news on shareholdersa returns to date? Any chance of the deal being done pre-transfer dealine?
PENFOLD17
If he doesn't bid then i really want to know what the Judge was doing by making all those comments in the papers...why bother? What was the point?? Maybe he was paid by Doug to try to get more cash out of Randy?!
Crossman
It is very much hoped by most Villans I would think, that these rumours prove to have a foundation. I can personally see nothing to be gained by AV06 continuing their 'attempts' to bid against Randy Lerner, and maybe the depth of feeling and support that Villa fans have expessed for the Lerner bid has finally persuaded Padfield and co that theirs is a pointless exercise, and that they should withdraw from the scene without further delay.
glensider
Padfield is a sugarbag!
ooahPaulMcGrath
why is everyone so opposed to the padfield bid. It seems unlikley now that we will get players in before deadline (and one/two players for this season is very short term vision indeed) why dont we welcome all bids and discuss/investigate to find the best? have i missed something?
tylervilla
tylervilla, there is no padfield bid, people can't judge a group via press comments. At present there is only one official bid on the table, with luck that is how it will remain and we'll have new owners by the end of the week. IF there were more bids, then I agree with you, IF the board accepted them and put them to shareholders, there would be a decision for all of us to make but the trouble with that is the situation could then drag on and on and on. If people seriously had the money, then why has it taken so long to come forward and why still no bids? Talk in the boardroom / Rothschilds, then talk to the press is the way to do it and the only ones to do so and follow through with a bid are RAL.
The Fear
Ok but didnt they comlain that Ellis was not helping and that they were not getting the info they needed to prepare a bid, this could be the reason for the delay (as the bidding doc obviously requires some serious prep). I am more than happy with Randy - I just dont understand the level of hostility towards the other potential bidders.
tylervilla
The deadline for a counter offer ends at midnight tonight, so fingers crossed everyone. Hopefully MON will have 5 days or so to spend Randy's money
DeanoVilla
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Lambert Speaks Following Contract Extension (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Paul Lambert Extends Villa Stay (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Robinson Loaned To Preston (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Hutton - I Want To Take This Opportunity (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Bombshell - Hutton Signs Three Year Deal (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Senderos In Team Of The Week Nod (Monday September 15 2014)

Benteke Returns To Full Training (Sunday September 14 2014)

Stats: Liverpool v Aston Villa (Saturday September 13 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. ClivetheVillan 470
2. Pride of Lions 451
3. The Fear 435
4. Villan Of The North 201
5. mike_field 199
6. DeanoVilla 195
7. kefkat 185
8. sirdennis 160
9. lewis1980 135
10. Juan Mourep 107

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 4 4 0 0 +9 12
2. Aston Villa 4 3 1 0 +3 10
3. Swansea 4 3 0 1 +3 9
4. Southampton 4 2 1 1 +5 7
5. Man City 4 2 1 1 +3 7
6. Spurs 4 2 1 1 +2 7
7. Arsenal 4 1 3 0 +1 6

Breaking League News

The Ped-into-Europe Report...FC Bayern 1-0 City
Man City : 17/09/2014 22:53:00
Man City : 17/09/2014 21:45:00
Lambert Speaks Following Contract Extension
Aston Villa : 17/09/2014 19:13:00
Liverpool: Perseverance Pleases Rodgers
Liverpool : 17/09/2014 19:00:00
Paul Lambert Extends Villa Stay
Aston Villa : 17/09/2014 18:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By:  A very happy MF
Guzan 6%
Senderos 34%
Cissokho 3%
Baker 39%
Hutton 3%
Delph 1%
Cleverley 1%
Westwood 4%
Agbonlahor 8%
Weimann 1%
Richardson 0%
Sub - N'Zogbia 0%
Sub - Sanchez 0%
Sub - Bent 0%