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AVFC 3rd Fastest Growing Club In World Footie

Aston Villa are the third fastest growing football club in the world (in value change over the last year). This is according to the self-styled 'tool of capitalism' Forbes magazine.

Ha, I'm nicking the info from Vital Man City - click here done by Sinbad!

Forbes shows an improvement in value for Aston Villa of 26% over the last year whereas other English football clubs rate far lower in this regard:

Villa come second to Man City:

Man City 62%
Aston Villa 26%
Spurs 8%
Chelsea 5%
Everton 5%
Manyoo 4%
Arsenal 0%
Liverpool -4%
Newcastle -5%

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The Journalist

Writer: Sinbad & Ripped Off By Fear! Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 5 2009

Time: 3:32PM

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Proof, if proof is needed that we have the right people in charge. great work, all of you.
heathfieldroad1874
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05/09/2009 15:35:00

Proof, if proof is needed that we have the right people in charge. great work, all of you.
heathfieldroad1874
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05/09/2009 15:35:00

Great work by all but only 1% difference between Newcastle and Liverpool?
Gordonsleftboot
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05/09/2009 15:40:00

Great work by all but only 1% difference between Newcastle and Liverpool?
Gordonsleftboot
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05/09/2009 15:40:00

If you go to the MCFC site, look at the second report and the income estimates for some of the European clubs are much higher than I expected. Villa's revenue is shown as less than half of many of the leading clubs in Europe. Just goes to show the possibilities for the club (and Randy) if they can keep the growth going.
Gordonsleftboot
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05/09/2009 15:47:00

If you go to the MCFC site, look at the second report and the income estimates for some of the European clubs are much higher than I expected. Villa's revenue is shown as less than half of many of the leading clubs in Europe. Just goes to show the possibilities for the club (and Randy) if they can keep the growth going.
Gordonsleftboot
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05/09/2009 15:47:00

staying in European competitions do you mean ?
avfc48
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05/09/2009 16:07:00

staying in European competitions do you mean ?
avfc48
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05/09/2009 16:07:00

Thats because despite what a lot of people on the internet think,Lerner and o`neill know what they are doing.
lerneravfc
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05/09/2009 16:54:00

Thats because despite what a lot of people on the internet think,Lerner and o`neill know what they are doing.
lerneravfc
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05/09/2009 16:54:00

If I've read it right a nice little earner for Mr Lerner there ?
villan57
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05/09/2009 21:42:00

If I've read it right a nice little earner for Mr Lerner there ?
villan57
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05/09/2009 21:42:00

Very much so 57, he brought the club on the cheap as it was, saved MILLIONS because Doug was so desperate.
Villa 4 Ever
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05/09/2009 22:46:00

Very much so 57, he brought the club on the cheap as it was, saved MILLIONS because Doug was so desperate.
Villa 4 Ever
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05/09/2009 22:46:00

Staying in European competitions will be one of the things, yes, you grumpy, old man.
Knowone
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06/09/2009 00:38:00

Staying in European competitions will be one of the things, yes, you grumpy, old man.
Knowone
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06/09/2009 00:38:00

The table is shown in US$. I suspect if you take the price Randy paid for the club, add the overdraft at the time, and the transfer deficit since, the value to date falls short of the total investment.
Gordonsleftboot
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06/09/2009 01:12:00

The table is shown in US$. I suspect if you take the price Randy paid for the club, add the overdraft at the time, and the transfer deficit since, the value to date falls short of the total investment.
Gordonsleftboot
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06/09/2009 01:12:00

One final point for AVFC48: You throw in the word Europe - no doubt meaning the early exit from the Europa Cup. Thank goodness we are out. The winning team will play 18 or 19 games for prize money of 5m, less considerable expenses. (Compare that to 50m for the CL) In the process the fixture lists gets congested, players get tired and unless you have a much larger squad than the extra 5m will support, if you win, it will inevitably cause problems in the league - leaving fresh teams like Spurs and MCFC to benefit. The answer to Europe is to bypass the Europa Cup and head for the CL.
Gordonsleftboot
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06/09/2009 05:50:00

One final point for AVFC48: You throw in the word Europe - no doubt meaning the early exit from the Europa Cup. Thank goodness we are out. The winning team will play 18 or 19 games for prize money of 5m, less considerable expenses. (Compare that to 50m for the CL) In the process the fixture lists gets congested, players get tired and unless you have a much larger squad than the extra 5m will support, if you win, it will inevitably cause problems in the league - leaving fresh teams like Spurs and MCFC to benefit. The answer to Europe is to bypass the Europa Cup and head for the CL.
Gordonsleftboot
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06/09/2009 05:50:00

To support leftboot's point: see http://tinyurl.com/mmzdam
Cropley
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06/09/2009 05:55:00

To support leftboot's point: see http://tinyurl.com/mmzdam
Cropley
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06/09/2009 05:55:00

avfc48 has just proved that he is a twerp with NO idea about football finances. Do you seriously sit there and think, hmmmmm, wait up, positive story about the villa alert, how can I spin this into something negative? You are the most disgraceful villa fan I have ever had the misfortune to come across, now go back to small heath where you belong
Longman
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06/09/2009 15:58:00

avfc48 has just proved that he is a twerp with NO idea about football finances. Do you seriously sit there and think, hmmmmm, wait up, positive story about the villa alert, how can I spin this into something negative? You are the most disgraceful villa fan I have ever had the misfortune to come across, now go back to small heath where you belong
Longman
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06/09/2009 15:58:00

Longman - you have to realize that the extra 2m or 3m we could have won by winning the UEFA could have made all the difference. Or, you could just ignore 48 and enjoy life? Your choice.
heathfieldroad1874
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06/09/2009 17:05:00

Longman - you have to realize that the extra 2m or 3m we could have won by winning the UEFA could have made all the difference. Or, you could just ignore 48 and enjoy life? Your choice.
heathfieldroad1874
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06/09/2009 17:05:00

UP THE VILLA!
StuLinney
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06/09/2009 18:15:00

UP THE VILLA!
StuLinney
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06/09/2009 18:15:00

Longman stick to the thread as well as other folks, if you want to insult posters do it your heads and save the rest of us from the boredom of reading it please.

Anymore will just be deleted there's no reason for this one to desend into the realms of the playground insults we usual get.

On the point yes the financial reward from Europa is small compared to the Chumps League, but that's to be expected. Judging competitions by financial rewards alone are short sighted though I think. We could apply that mentality to domestic Cups aswell but you don't factor in the true benefits. Better 'brand' awareness as the phrase seems to be today, gets Villa known as more of a force across Europe which has benefits for players in the future AND new potential supporters, the additional merchandise that can be factored in by potential new recruits AND limited run 'celebratory' items ie a special branded 3rd kit, game specific scarfs etc etc.

It's not just all about the final kitty, it's the whole package argument that raises our profile. So if you think we are doing well so far, you look at the recent press about people considering Randy as the best Chairman in the league etc etc and then you look at the markets the club from a business point of view can still exploit, then you can't help agree we are making fantastic strides but there is also a hell of a long way left to go.

The club has been turned around in the last few years and it's showing, but the game isn't over it and there's plenty of work still to be done. Other markets, European competition etc - there's life in this journey yet!

Gordon from memory the overdraft at the time was just shy of 12 million, so all in Randy probably got change from 80 mil unless I've ballsed up the maths somewhere. A very good deal given the potential of the club.
mike_field
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06/09/2009 18:57:00

Longman stick to the thread as well as other folks, if you want to insult posters do it your heads and save the rest of us from the boredom of reading it please.

Anymore will just be deleted there's no reason for this one to desend into the realms of the playground insults we usual get.

On the point yes the financial reward from Europa is small compared to the Chumps League, but that's to be expected. Judging competitions by financial rewards alone are short sighted though I think. We could apply that mentality to domestic Cups aswell but you don't factor in the true benefits. Better 'brand' awareness as the phrase seems to be today, gets Villa known as more of a force across Europe which has benefits for players in the future AND new potential supporters, the additional merchandise that can be factored in by potential new recruits AND limited run 'celebratory' items ie a special branded 3rd kit, game specific scarfs etc etc.

It's not just all about the final kitty, it's the whole package argument that raises our profile. So if you think we are doing well so far, you look at the recent press about people considering Randy as the best Chairman in the league etc etc and then you look at the markets the club from a business point of view can still exploit, then you can't help agree we are making fantastic strides but there is also a hell of a long way left to go.

The club has been turned around in the last few years and it's showing, but the game isn't over it and there's plenty of work still to be done. Other markets, European competition etc - there's life in this journey yet!

Gordon from memory the overdraft at the time was just shy of 12 million, so all in Randy probably got change from 80 mil unless I've ballsed up the maths somewhere. A very good deal given the potential of the club.
mike_field
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06/09/2009 18:57:00

Mike, my post had nothing to do with the financials, it was out of sheer frustration that AVFC48 seems to be hell bent on putting down the club I love tme and time again. If you are a regular on these boards you will know that I do not randomly start arguments with members, I'm just sick to the back teeth of his negativity. I work with a few unfortunate noses and even they don't put us down as much as AVFC48 does.
Longman
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06/09/2009 19:08:00

Mike, my post had nothing to do with the financials, it was out of sheer frustration that AVFC48 seems to be hell bent on putting down the club I love tme and time again. If you are a regular on these boards you will know that I do not randomly start arguments with members, I'm just sick to the back teeth of his negativity. I work with a few unfortunate noses and even they don't put us down as much as AVFC48 does.
Longman
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06/09/2009 19:08:00

There is no way AV48's comment deserved that response. A kneejerk negative rsponse to everything he writes is the pot calling the kettle black and destroys debate. Being out of Europe I consider a massive blow, and if you asked The Fonz, Kieron Clark, Barry Bannan, Mark Albrighton etc etc as well as the regular first teamers I would have thought their views are the same. We move on, but the EL was a huge opportunity to play a strong team mixing the best of our youngsters and first team players, with the league format providing the potential for the experience that never seems forthcoming in the PL. It is not all about money. I would consider a season of blooding youngsters and a run in the cups followed by a much stronger push in the League the following season could ultimately be a very successful way forward. Viewed positively, the EL was the chance to have pour cake and dat it. If things worked out for our Summer spending we could have success this season and blood the youth too. The one -off 90 minute knock-out format of the League Cup does not offer the same opportunity and while I hope some of the youngters are given a run, we need to go with a strong team from the outset as it is now a big competition for Villa and a chance to win something.
stennyvilla
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06/09/2009 19:43:00

There is no way AV48's comment deserved that response. A kneejerk negative rsponse to everything he writes is the pot calling the kettle black and destroys debate. Being out of Europe I consider a massive blow, and if you asked The Fonz, Kieron Clark, Barry Bannan, Mark Albrighton etc etc as well as the regular first teamers I would have thought their views are the same. We move on, but the EL was a huge opportunity to play a strong team mixing the best of our youngsters and first team players, with the league format providing the potential for the experience that never seems forthcoming in the PL. It is not all about money. I would consider a season of blooding youngsters and a run in the cups followed by a much stronger push in the League the following season could ultimately be a very successful way forward. Viewed positively, the EL was the chance to have pour cake and dat it. If things worked out for our Summer spending we could have success this season and blood the youth too. The one -off 90 minute knock-out format of the League Cup does not offer the same opportunity and while I hope some of the youngters are given a run, we need to go with a strong team from the outset as it is now a big competition for Villa and a chance to win something.
stennyvilla
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06/09/2009 19:43:00

Longman, I know your post had nothing to do with financials, I was moving the debate on again. That said, exactly how - on a thread discussing the growth of the club - can Euro involvement not be a valid point but instead a dig? Agree or disagree with 48, I do regularly but debate the issue don't insult the poster. It goes for everyone and it's not difficult and it's getting bloody boring to read when it happens. Yes I know you don't do it often, but that's why the post was aimed at all and not just you chap.

And like it or not 48 puts us down (although here he didn't it was a valid addition) because he wants to see us do better, he expects more from us. Quite how that makes him and others (like me who regularly agree with him) noses I know not.

Now can we just debate the point of the thread and move on.
mike_field
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06/09/2009 20:02:00

Longman, I know your post had nothing to do with financials, I was moving the debate on again. That said, exactly how - on a thread discussing the growth of the club - can Euro involvement not be a valid point but instead a dig? Agree or disagree with 48, I do regularly but debate the issue don't insult the poster. It goes for everyone and it's not difficult and it's getting bloody boring to read when it happens. Yes I know you don't do it often, but that's why the post was aimed at all and not just you chap.

And like it or not 48 puts us down (although here he didn't it was a valid addition) because he wants to see us do better, he expects more from us. Quite how that makes him and others (like me who regularly agree with him) noses I know not.

Now can we just debate the point of the thread and move on.
mike_field
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06/09/2009 20:02:00

does the 5m from europe include additional gate reciepts?
Ericols_Son
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07/09/2009 12:52:00

does the 5m from europe include additional gate reciepts?
Ericols_Son
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07/09/2009 12:52:00

Gate receipts not included - but depend on number of supporters attracted - less police costs and stuff such as players bonuses etc. Not sure what the spilt is with opposing teams.
Gordonsleftboot
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07/09/2009 14:41:00

Gate receipts not included - but depend on number of supporters attracted - less police costs and stuff such as players bonuses etc. Not sure what the spilt is with opposing teams.
Gordonsleftboot
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07/09/2009 14:41:00

Congratulations to the management team. I am quite sure that our great club is being run with scrupulous honesty, perhaps unlike some other clubs which are used as cash cows. Every day I feel a spike of pride in being a Villan. You know what? I think we might finish 3rd or 4th this season.
andy5759
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07/09/2009 20:49:00

Congratulations to the management team. I am quite sure that our great club is being run with scrupulous honesty, perhaps unlike some other clubs which are used as cash cows. Every day I feel a spike of pride in being a Villan. You know what? I think we might finish 3rd or 4th this season.
andy5759
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07/09/2009 20:49:00

I'd love for us to finish in the top 4 just to see either Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool or Arsenal struggle financially after budgeting on their 'guaranteed' Champions League money. I believe all 4 are fearing losing their spots. As their reluctance to spend this summer suggests, the four all seem to have tightened their purse strings. I'm pretty sure Villa have spent more thall ALL of them this window. THE 'TOP 4' ARE RUNNING SCARED!
StuLinney
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08/09/2009 12:38:00

I'd love for us to finish in the top 4 just to see either Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool or Arsenal struggle financially after budgeting on their 'guaranteed' Champions League money. I believe all 4 are fearing losing their spots. As their reluctance to spend this summer suggests, the four all seem to have tightened their purse strings. I'm pretty sure Villa have spent more thall ALL of them this window. THE 'TOP 4' ARE RUNNING SCARED!
StuLinney
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