Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Lerner - Humble, Honest And Welcome!

Lerner - Humble, Honest And Welcome!

Randy Lerner was interviewed on Midlands Today last night. He admitted that he had been looking at Villa for some time:

'Villa was a club I had already thought about for a long time as I became more familiar with the Premier League over the last three or four years. I just became more and more focused, the people I was working with in London had advised. I continue to stay focused and that it may be available, Mr Ellis may be of a mind to sell it and it kind of built on itself.'

Admitting: 'It wasn't a lifelong thing. It would be dishonest and disingenuous for me to suggest it was. It seemed like an opportunity to make a little bit of a difference.'

He also backed the manager saying: 'I think Martin O'Neill is great. I think he's got the record, the history and the makings for a steady long-term commitment to Villa. That's the plan.''

Honest, humble and in my opinion, very welcome, lets get that 4.5% back and start rocking n' rolling eh?!?!


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday September 5 2006
Time: 4:47PM

Comments

0
this still feels so strange, even now.ive not heard a single negative about mr lerner and his intentions for villa.just a shame the official site dont refer to him as mr lerner rather than the unrespectful lerner.
JASON
05/09/2006 16:55:00
0
Yup, no dissenting comments about "MR" Lerners future plans so why are there still 10-15% of shares still to be transferred? Are there any dissenters out there who would like to speak up?
Equatorialvilla
05/09/2006 17:30:00
0
Perhaps the remainder is held by people like my mate: he's got a framed share cert, which he was given as a gift, and although it's only 1 share and as such is worth very little, he wants to have it as a keep-sake.
lorenzo
05/09/2006 19:16:00
0
then you should convince your mate that he will get a replacement of sorts as a gesture from mr lerner and im sure that he would prefer european nights in the near future rather than more ellis years and a keep-sake on the wall
JASON
05/09/2006 20:38:00
0
He's everything Ellis could never be.
glensider
05/09/2006 20:54:00
0
Already sexing up O'Neill I see!
sandgroanun
05/09/2006 21:35:00
0
Was this interview held at one of the directors boxes at Arsenals Emirates Stadium?
lagerchimp
06/09/2006 13:51:00
0
Lagerchimp, I think the interview was at the Browns Stadium over in Ohio. What a great chairman you look to have. A dream team with MON I would think. Goodluck Villa. I think everything is in place to make the top 4 a top 5.... and with Arsenals debt could it be they who fall down a bit?
greyhound
06/09/2006 14:21:00
0
Thanks Greyhound but I need to know for sure that the interview was held at the Brown's stadium - can anyone else shed any light on this please?
lagerchimp
06/09/2006 14:41:00
0
On the share sale point - I don't think there are that many dissenters. More likely it's people wh have lost their share certificates and can't be bothered with the rigmarole involved in letters of indemnity. Or fans who have moved and not notified the club. Or others who think, "Everyone else will sell. I don't need to bother". I'm sure Mr. L will have his 90% in due course.
chocolate teapot
06/09/2006 16:55:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Lewis Tips Joshua to Win

Recent Aston Villa Articles

A Perfect Pitch - Aston Villa Winners

See, Villa do win things!

The Vital Villa Man Of The Match - Villa v Blues

The poll results, man of the match, Villa v Blues.

EFL Grounds Team Winners 2016/17

The Football League have this afternoon announced the divisional winners and runners up in this...

Jedinak Wants Improvement

Midfielder Mile Jedinak knows Aston Villa have to improve in the season of 2017/18 if we are to win promotion back to the Premier League.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Blackburn (away) will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win34%
Lose33%
Draw33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Wehrlein reveals severity of neck injury
Latest Vital Boxing News
Lewis Tips Joshua to Win
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel366
2.Pride of Lions343
3.sirdennis277
4.The Fear243
5.Silhillvilla200
6.Melon Donkey171
7.HeathfieldRoad1874166
8.kefkat155
9.Sasquatch141
10.BodyButter109
Write for Vital Football