The New Dawn
Aston Villa CEO Richard FitzGerald has spoken to the official website about his plans to redevelop the club and the Aston Villa brand. At the launch of the new crest (which I'm really starting to like) he touched on a number of subjects; highlighting just how big a club we really are and how big we can become.
'Why do we have a bright future? We're going to invest in the playing team. Martin's going to make sure of that and we're hoping he'll take us forward on the field. We understand it's about winning.
'The investment in the training ground is also a further commitment from the club to help the team go onto win.'
FitzGerald added that the club is the only venue in the Midlands that will be hosting events for the 2012 Olympics, and that any potential World Cup bid would include Villa Park.
Re-development of the North Stand and the 'Villa Village' (note to Randy, change the name!) will also take place, something that could only have been dreamed of under the old regime!
Who would have seen all this 12 months ago?