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Randy Lerner - Reflected Glory!

Randy Lerner - Reflected Glory!

Randy Lerner insists he'll take non of the credit for a turn around in Villa's fortunes and points the finger at Martin O'Neill as the man who will do the business.

All goes back to the theory of reflected glory really doesn't it? Get the right manager in, fund him correctly and see the club take off. Then a chairman, any chairman, will get the glory brought reflected in his tenure. Do I need to mention Doug and his failure to take up Brian Clough's offer to manage us? No, probably not!

Lerner told the official site: 'Martin O'Neill is the saviour of this club, not me. If Aston Villa are to succeed, he will be the one who puts it back up there again. I have met Martin and he is fantastic. He was the man we wanted and I still think getting him is the most exciting part of the story so far.'

He also says rather promisingly (!) 'Martin knows there will be money available for transfers but his analysis is what matters - what he needs, what he sees as an achievable rate of growth.' and the rest is music to the old ears: 'You don't meddle with top guys like him or they won't work for you. You can't get the best if you spend all day poking them in the ribs.'

How very refreshing.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday October 3 2006
Time: 12:32PM

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Nice comments by Lerner there , Think he will be very good for your club ... Deadly Doug just held onto the club for too long in the end , you may look back in hindsight and see that as a good thing that he did wait till the offer from Lerner came though depending on the success Lerner brings as Doug could have sold to anyone after all who may not have proved to be as good eh ?
dazednconfuzed
03/10/2006 12:37:00
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Martin O Neil is a great manager and he has done a great job in turning things round. Legend!
jono_forest
03/10/2006 13:05:00
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The Doug Ellis Stand should be renamed the Randy Lerner Stand (The Randy Stand haha)
industrial_musical
03/10/2006 13:14:00
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lol, like your poll suggestion industrial, will have to see whether I put it up or not!!!!!!
The Fear
03/10/2006 13:30:00
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This just shows the integrity of the man and his understanding of what is required to get the right balance.He is building the physical structure of the club, training ground,VP & The Holte hotel, etc.. and leaving Martin to do what he needs to build the heart of the club.The Team and the support.I just can't wait till the next home game!!...Lovin the Villa,Lovin Life.
OneloveVilla
03/10/2006 13:38:00
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ok, i've had a brainwave - fact - we want the witton renamed. fact- Doug is a penny pinching greedy *******. solution - have a whip round and get doug to change his name to 'Witton Lane' thus meaning to honour him, we will have to rename the stand 'the witton lane stand' !!!PURE.GENIUS.
bobbyfett
03/10/2006 14:09:00
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Oh come on Randy this is getting boring now... call us all idiots or something, we just aint used to the man in charge of Villa being so nice!!! :)
DeanoVilla
03/10/2006 14:18:00
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Fear.... I cannot remember what i put in my suggestion haha !!!
industrial_musical
03/10/2006 15:01:00
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I'm looking forward to seeing who he gets in as Chief Exec
Geordie_Villa
03/10/2006 15:02:00
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me, ill do it, and ill have the following pledge....free season tickets for all!
industrial_musical
03/10/2006 15:27:00
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