Writer: J P Fear
Date:Monday March 31 2008
Must be a quiet week in the press as they are all quoting General Charles Krulak and the comments he makes in the forums he visits.
They are just re-iterating what we've been told all along, that Randy Lerner will back the manager in the transfer market and do all they can to bring in the players that Martin O'Neill wants.
That is the key, despite some suggesting the money isn't there, it is the manager who has to name his targets, it isn't the board who focused on signings last year of Zat Knight or Marlon Harewood, the manager asks and the club try to get. What would we all prefer, that Randy started buying who he wanted? Actually, judging by the nervous approach by MON, maybe yes!!
Sky Sports say that Randy and MON have spent £40million in the last 20 months but questions have been raised with such a poor January window with only Spurs winger Wayne Routledge - yet to be played - incoming.
The General said recently in our forum thread: Click Here
'I absolutely don't know how often I need to say this but....here goes again. We, the Club will spend money!! We have spent money!!'
'We have NO desire to be a 'mid-table' Club...we absolutely want to be in Europe and, in fact, want to compete for the Premiership every year. That is what we want!!'
'Simply put, we are building a 'total' Club....a training facility, a stadium infrastructure, a Youth Program, a Reserve Team and a winning First team.'
Adding, 'Aston Villa Football Club is a treasure...not something to be treated as a toy...or something that is to be guilded by 'gold.' Simply put: We will spend money and there is no artificial ceiling...but you can darn well count on the fact that we will spend that money on players who will fit into our system and will last.'
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Date:Monday March 31 2008
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