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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.




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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
 

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