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Browns Fans Angry About Randy's Villa Obsession


dannyvellow pointed out this article on Randy Lerner's 'uneasy' relationship at present with the Browns fans: Click Here

Danny said: 'One of the interesting things in the article to me is that the Browns fans want Randy more to the fore front, when we are happy when he keeps a low profile. I guess we might be screaming for him if we had lost 7 out of the first 8. Anyway I hope the Browns fortunes pick up.'

The article from the Press Association has news on a planned protests. Randall, who's also known as 'Dawg Pound Mike,' plans to present Lerner with over 2,000 e-mails he has received from fans since announcing the 'walk-in' protest. Randall said he hopes to persuade the ultra-private Lerner to speak directly to Cleveland's disappointed fan base.

(The Dawg Pound is an area at the Browns stadium where the more vocal fans congregate)

The article also says some fans view Lerner buying Aston Villa as a sign he 'doesn't care about the Browns'

For the full article: Click Here




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 3 2009

Time: 10:15AM

Your Comments

Fear, Thanks for filling in the gaps I am at work overseas and din't have a lot of time.
dannyvellow
Fear, Thanks for filling in the gaps I am at work overseas and din't have a lot of time.
dannyvellow
I'm with Lerner. They're quite obviously losers and can't spell the word "dog", both of these offences are unforgivable. I too would ignore the Browns and watch the Villa. As a matter of fact I DO ignore the Browns and watch the Villa.
Hercs
I'm with Lerner. They're quite obviously losers and can't spell the word "dog", both of these offences are unforgivable. I too would ignore the Browns and watch the Villa. As a matter of fact I DO ignore the Browns and watch the Villa.
Hercs
Difficult one for Randy, the Browns are his "legacy" side and Im sure he supports them fully,unfortunately, we cant win every time and I dont have enough knowledge about American Football to comment on his tenure, what do VB and SB think?
trekker
Difficult one for Randy, the Browns are his "legacy" side and Im sure he supports them fully,unfortunately, we cant win every time and I dont have enough knowledge about American Football to comment on his tenure, what do VB and SB think?
trekker
I tried to be a Browns fan when Randy took over but American football is such a crap game i found impossible ..
Doug4ever
I tried to be a Browns fan when Randy took over but American football is such a crap game i found impossible ..
Doug4ever
Herc, I almost wish I had not suggested the article now. Whatever we think of American “Football”, The Browns are the nearest sporting team we have to a sister club (ok the Aston Villa ladies accepted………..& maybe Lincoln city)! I just thought the article was interesting and had a strong connection to Villa. The Browns fans want to “talk” to Randy and they acknowledge that he “cares”. I am sure Randy will do the right thing for both of his sporting interests either side of the pond. We know he does for us. Personally I wish the Browns the best and will take an interest in their future, even if they do wear helmets and tights
dannyvellow
Herc, I almost wish I had not suggested the article now. Whatever we think of American “Football”, The Browns are the nearest sporting team we have to a sister club (ok the Aston Villa ladies accepted………..& maybe Lincoln city)! I just thought the article was interesting and had a strong connection to Villa. The Browns fans want to “talk” to Randy and they acknowledge that he “cares”. I am sure Randy will do the right thing for both of his sporting interests either side of the pond. We know he does for us. Personally I wish the Browns the best and will take an interest in their future, even if they do wear helmets and tights
dannyvellow
I think he should sell the Browns and makes us a top four side with the money, we are a mile away at the minute.
chris the villan
I think he should sell the Browns and makes us a top four side with the money, we are a mile away at the minute.
chris the villan
make sorry.
chris the villan
make sorry.
chris the villan
It was an good article Danny and I think it's interesting to see how Lerner is regarded elsewhere. I was kidding really I mean much as I don't care for the fortunes of the Browns they should be grateful that Lerner didn't stick them on eBay (or however it is you sell an American Football team) when he bought the mighty Villa lol.
Hercs
It was an good article Danny and I think it's interesting to see how Lerner is regarded elsewhere. I was kidding really I mean much as I don't care for the fortunes of the Browns they should be grateful that Lerner didn't stick them on eBay (or however it is you sell an American Football team) when he bought the mighty Villa lol.
Hercs
I think Browns fans just need to know that Randy is there and is aware of how we are feeling. There are many articles I have posted in the Browns Backers Forum about this subject. We will see what happens next.
SiggyBrownie
I think Browns fans just need to know that Randy is there and is aware of how we are feeling. There are many articles I have posted in the Browns Backers Forum about this subject. We will see what happens next.
SiggyBrownie
Shame, I want them to do well. You cant even buy your way out of trouble in that game.come on you brownies ;)
TuBBz
Shame, I want them to do well. You cant even buy your way out of trouble in that game.come on you brownies ;)
TuBBz
Ungrateful so-and-so's. We should send them Doug for a few years, then they'd realise what a top bloke Mr Lerner is.
evoflash
Ungrateful so-and-so's. We should send them Doug for a few years, then they'd realise what a top bloke Mr Lerner is.
evoflash
American football is a good game. It took me a while to understand it but i'll always remember the 2008 superbowl. That changed my mind on American football. A crazy, tense, utterly awesome encounter which i would rate (apart from pretty much every time villa win on tv) amongst the best sorts events i have ever watched. That night I was routing for the underdogs the Ny giants. They were pretty much losing with seconds to go when out of no-where their struggling to impress all season quater back Eli manning hit the throw of his life, it was their last attempt and this guy called David Tyree just about managed to catch it between his hand and his head. there is a whole bloody article on the pass here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Manning_pass_to_David_Tyree. And Tom Petty played at half time. It was great. If not cheesy at the same time. Anyway enough about that, sorry everyone. Good luck to the browns, god knows we never want to be where they are ever again. Heres to breaking the top four tonight and staying there this time!
Thom85
American football is a good game. It took me a while to understand it but i'll always remember the 2008 superbowl. That changed my mind on American football. A crazy, tense, utterly awesome encounter which i would rate (apart from pretty much every time villa win on tv) amongst the best sorts events i have ever watched. That night I was routing for the underdogs the Ny giants. They were pretty much losing with seconds to go when out of no-where their struggling to impress all season quater back Eli manning hit the throw of his life, it was their last attempt and this guy called David Tyree just about managed to catch it between his hand and his head. there is a whole bloody article on the pass here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Manning_pass_to_David_Tyree. And Tom Petty played at half time. It was great. If not cheesy at the same time. Anyway enough about that, sorry everyone. Good luck to the browns, god knows we never want to be where they are ever again. Heres to breaking the top four tonight and staying there this time!
Thom85
Guess they are "browned off". Sorry, dont know much about US football, the most I have ever seen was Janet Jacksons "nipplegate" scandel at the superbowl. Dont get much chance to see it here in Germany, but friends of mine in the UK are growing to like it! I am sure Mr Lerner will do the right thing, as he always does for us.
villa_de
Guess they are "browned off". Sorry, dont know much about US football, the most I have ever seen was Janet Jacksons "nipplegate" scandel at the superbowl. Dont get much chance to see it here in Germany, but friends of mine in the UK are growing to like it! I am sure Mr Lerner will do the right thing, as he always does for us.
villa_de
Thom85, the way you say "awesome" indicates that you may be American and possibly biased?? ;-D Can't see the fascination in the sport and don't understand how/why people care about it atall. It's not watchable on the TV and I can see why Randy is more interested in PROPER Football. Suppose it's more worthy of a viewing than Netball, (but from a sporting sense only.)
Villan444
Thom85, the way you say "awesome" indicates that you may be American and possibly biased?? ;-D Can't see the fascination in the sport and don't understand how/why people care about it atall. It's not watchable on the TV and I can see why Randy is more interested in PROPER Football. Suppose it's more worthy of a viewing than Netball, (but from a sporting sense only.)
Villan444
Glad someone is keeping an eye on this. As a Baltimore Ravens fan and a Villa fan, I've been shocked at the difference between Lerner's two teams. In the end he seems fairly hands off. The problem is that the Browns are and have been a bad organization for awhile whereas Villa had a foundation of decency prior to the current upswing in fortunes. Let's not forget that MON was not hired by Lerner. To me this underscores Lerner's desire to do right by the team by letting the managers do their job. In the NFL a General Manager is responsible for the running of the club including hiring coaching staff and personnel. Owners that insert themselves into that process or who hire bad General Managers, usually end up with bad teams. The Browns at the moment seem like a rudderless ship and the dismissal of one of their key front office guys just the other day seems to increase the trouble. Again as a Ravens fan I'm always happy when my team beats anyone, but I have friends from Cleveland and I want their team, which plays in the same division as the Ravens to be good so that when we beat them there's no doubt about our quality. Under the right circumstances being hands off can be very good and is in fact usually the right thing for an owner, but in the case of the Browns it's not clear that there is good leadership there at all and a change does seem necessary.
Pippsk
Glad someone is keeping an eye on this. As a Baltimore Ravens fan and a Villa fan, I've been shocked at the difference between Lerner's two teams. In the end he seems fairly hands off. The problem is that the Browns are and have been a bad organization for awhile whereas Villa had a foundation of decency prior to the current upswing in fortunes. Let's not forget that MON was not hired by Lerner. To me this underscores Lerner's desire to do right by the team by letting the managers do their job. In the NFL a General Manager is responsible for the running of the club including hiring coaching staff and personnel. Owners that insert themselves into that process or who hire bad General Managers, usually end up with bad teams. The Browns at the moment seem like a rudderless ship and the dismissal of one of their key front office guys just the other day seems to increase the trouble. Again as a Ravens fan I'm always happy when my team beats anyone, but I have friends from Cleveland and I want their team, which plays in the same division as the Ravens to be good so that when we beat them there's no doubt about our quality. Under the right circumstances being hands off can be very good and is in fact usually the right thing for an owner, but in the case of the Browns it's not clear that there is good leadership there at all and a change does seem necessary.
Pippsk
 

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