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No Americanisation At Villa?

No Americanisation At Villa?

Martin O'Neill has sung the praises of Randy Lerner and says that they won't be Americanising everything at Villa. Damn, I was looking forward to seeing the return of our cheerleaders, mind you, last time they appeared I did get depressed when I realised I was old enough to be their father!! :(

'I get the impression that to bring a lot of American ideas into the club is something he does not feel would work. Obviously he is trying to get some people to run the business side of the club but I feel he wants to remain strongly with the British core.'

He also once again says there is the promise of some cash for players 'I think he is sympathetic to the idea of injecting some cash. But I've said umpteen times that I am not expecting to be in the same market as Chelsea. I want this point cleared up. It is not doing Chelsea any harm at the moment but I don't think he feels that this is the way he wants to do things at Villa. That doesn't mean he is not going to try to improve the quality of the squad.'

'If Aston Villa have aspirations of getting among the top clubs we have to improve all-round. No sums of money have been mentioned but if I was the owner I would rather the manager come to me and say 'can we afford this particular player?''

He also speaks of the fast approaching transfer window and says 'There is never a bad time to bring in quality players but I've no idea where we will be in January. But I bet many people have been surprised over the last couple of years that there has not been a mad dash to sign players in the early part of January. By the time we play Chelsea on January 2 we will have played another 13 games. We will have played 23 games by that stage and whatever season we are searching for we will have a fair idea by the time the transfer window re-opens.'

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday November 5 2006
Time: 11:17AM


We are all praying for impovements in the team, ground and training ground but let`s hope Randy does something with the catering at villa park, the s**t they serve up is awful and overpriced. Although I read in todays news and record that Isaiah Osbourne is quite keen on the chips there, Baros must have put him onto them because he looks like he`s playing with double curry and chips onboard.
05/11/2006 18:52:00
Actually I dont think a little bit of Americanisation at Villa Park, in the sporting sense, would go amiss. We can learn a lot from our American cousins regarding so many aspects of the sporting scenario, that personally I dont think we should dismiss any suggestions and ideas without very careful evaluation.
05/11/2006 23:38:00
I think there decision to keep the transfer budget secret is good business. Declaring a large transfer budget just to please the fans will hike up the price for everyone they go for. I am still quietly optimistic of the some big names over january.
06/11/2006 11:59:00
We might get some 'long' names in January. I am not sure about 'big' names though. Why would any big name player want to come to VP and perform in front of an apathetic two thirds full ground? I have a feeling as fans that we will eventually reap what we sow. UTV
06/11/2006 13:25:00
Whats wrong with a complete American ization and with it a rejuvenation of our great club. We can earn a lot from our American cousins regarding merchandising and selling of the club etc.
19/03/2007 01:46:00
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