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Randy Against Prem Games In USA

Randy Lerner has said that he can't see the Premiership clubs replicating the NFL experiment as the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins played at Wembley last week.

West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson had suggested the Premiership should follow suit but thank goodness, our owner disagrees despite an obvious interest with the Cleveland Browns.

He said: 'I wouldn't have been volunteering the Browns for that match' and adding on the possibility of Villa packing their bags for a game in America he added on avfc.co.uk 'I don't see it. I don't think I'd be terribly comfortable with that. I think that you're going from spreading the gospel to preaching - I think the gospel is spread quite well. You go to Villa Park, Goodison Park or St James' Park and you have the environment and the surroundings. All of a sudden you take two teams, you don't have the fans, you don't have what is brought to the experience by those who have travelled or the home fans. I think you're starting to dismantle things and I find that concerning.'

Nicely put! In my opinion it would be a massive step backwards for football to dismantle anymore of its fine traditions to suit global marketing! It is enough that we don't get games on a Saturday at 3pm, let alone having to cross the Atlantic to see your team play!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 30 2007

Time: 12:02PM

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Good to see a foreign owner who actually understands football.
The Fear
One Randy Lerner. There's only....
Adam Deuce
It would just be another point to prove football has little to do with the people who count anymore. Match times, ticket prices, players wages... where's the passion gone? Into money, not the football. Glad to have a chairman who has his priorities right.
johnnyuk
Do you think Randy would make a good prime minister?
krfeskivilla
No!! Don't forget he's American and they haven't had a decent President in years!!! Good to see he seems to think along the same lines as most Villa fans, that playing a game in America would just be a publicity stunt and have no real value (mind you, we could play Manure and hope they suffer from Jet Lag!!!) UTV
Kuffit
Hasn't said a lot while hes been at Villa and is meant to be quite shy but its good to see an american knows his football and most importantly knows what we want.
villabikes29
I'm 100% with Randy. Ridiculous idea. Wouldn't work. Not practical.
glensider
Mind you, I understand that FOX soccer channel is about to celebrate ten years on the air (24/7), so obviously the demand for football (soccer) is growing out there in the colonies.
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