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Randy As Keen As Mustard

Randy As Keen As Mustard

Martin O'Neill says that Randy Lerner is bursting to bring some players in as he experiences his first transfer window.

The Villa boss enthused: 'Randy is enthusiastic and wants to get going - but it might be all wild goose chases and we end up with nothing. He's keen to sort things out but he's not here specifically because it's the transfer window. I wouldn't read anything into it - it's only because the Cleveland Browns' season is over and I think he had a number of issues to address there.'

'He has his own businesses to sort out while he's here and I think he wants to use every minute if he can to help us. He's hoping to be here for a good part of the next three months and base himself more here for the next couple of months than America. He's really enthusiastic, which is great.'

He also says Randy really wanted to get involved with Villa despite other clubs wanting him to get involved with them. 'He chose Villa. And I think he's done his best to read about the history and get the whole thing going. I feel he doesn't want to speak until he's done something. I don't think he's a fool.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday January 5 2007
Time: 11:26AM


Ever heard the story about the jar of mustard that spent £20 million in one month? I love stories.
05/01/2007 11:40:00
can stay as quiet as he likes for long as he digs into his pockets!
05/01/2007 11:40:00
Lets not beat about the bush here, we have been in need of some quality signings for a long time. As time with Ellis has gone on without these signings this need has grown and grown. When Randy et al took over in the summer they did not have long so we all understood that one signing was acceptable (and appreciated) given the circumstances. Now, however if the owners are serious about making us a force to be reckoned with we must buy quality in this transfer window and more than one player. Why? If we continue our form we could be right down there come the end of the season and then who will we be able to attract over the summer? The lower you finish the lower your prize money so this makes the business case for expensive signings harder to make. Ticket sales need improving and its going to be very difficult to do that without the optimism new blood provides. We have been patient and understanding but now its time for action if the revolution is real.
05/01/2007 12:06:00
Money talks, lets hope Randy spends and doe's his taking through new plyers.
05/01/2007 12:07:00
isn't that fantastic to read, imagine doug ellis bursting to bring players in?
Its All Over FC
05/01/2007 12:21:00
its all well and good saying we should buy quality in this window tylervilla,but the best players historically dont change clubs until the summer.thats what makes the jan transfer window such a farce its just there for pannick buys.bring back the old system.
05/01/2007 12:28:00
But if we dont buy someone now jason we might be in a slight battle down the bottom again, thats what you call a pannick. We need a bigger squad now and the quality should come in the summer.
05/01/2007 12:35:00
Randy is a shrewed business man, MON is a shrewd hoping they have some surprises up their sleeve for us. Lerner will definately know that you need to spend at and initial 50m then 30m per season to get into the champions league and stay there.
05/01/2007 12:37:00
agreed Jason but they do happen examples from Jan06.....Samaras £6m, Dean Ashton £7.5m, Theo Walcott £5m.
05/01/2007 12:55:00
It's all about whether we can get the players that MON has identified and I'm sure we won't be spending money for the sake of it. As Jason says, it is not always possible to get quality in January and although we are desperate to improve the squad, if we have to wait until the summer to get real quality then so be it
05/01/2007 13:14:00
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