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Randy Lerner Statement On Martin O'Neill


Official site (newly re-launched) statement from Randy:

Having had some time to reflect on Martin leaving, I can say that our most immediate focus is supporting Kevin MacDonald and resolving the situation with Manchester City and James Milner.

As for explaining why Martin left, I can say only that we no longer shared a common view as to how to move forward.

To deal in greater detail would do little but cause additional distraction for the club as it faces imminent games and the clear priority of hiring a permanent manager.

Finally, there have been no changes in our approach to building the club, aiming always to be as competitive as possible given our size and resources.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 11 2010

Time: 12:08PM

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"To deal in greater detail would do little but cause additional distraction for the club as it faces imminent games" - bit late now that the General has already done it. Not that I mind, just pointing out that it's already been commented on in more detail.
Nimmo
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11/08/2010 12:12:00

'Competetive as possible given size and resources'. That is the key. Can't argue with that. We don't fill our ground every week. We are not a global brand. We are the best of the rest, so to speak.
krfeskivilla
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11/08/2010 12:22:00

"resoloving the situation with man city and james milner" hmm interesting comment, can anyone see that deal still involving stephen ireland now we dont have a manager? or cash only?
oOHolteEnderzOo
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11/08/2010 12:31:00

MON was told that he would have the 5 year financial backing, after 4 years the rug was pulled. I'd be *****ed off too. this is football, scared stiff we'll end up with Bradley though.
magicmerson
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11/08/2010 13:13:00

I believe O’Neill simply wasn’t able to accept he had made mistakes in the transfer market, expensive mistakes and until those mistakes were resolved and the wage bill reduced he couldn’t go on spending. He thought he could, he was told he couldn’t, he threw his toys out of the pram and dropped us in the tom tit – what a great guy! I’ve said it before he’s often irrational, unpredictable and I’ll now add impetuous.
26.05.82
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11/08/2010 13:38:00

We've all known (for years) that we've needed a creative midfielder and a goal scorer - MON didn't sign either, if he had (rather than spending £30M on Reo, Sidwell, Shorey, Heskey, Delph, Beye for example) then we could have and probably would have broken into the top 4. I wouldn't have called for his head but I wouldn't trust him again, he's wasted money and shown our club nothing but contempt by walking away when he did. I wish him and his family the very best of health for the future, but as far as I'm concerned he can get stuffed.
26.05.82
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11/08/2010 14:07:00

At last, the real reason behind MON's departure : http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/sport-headlines/o'neill-quits-villa-as-chairman-signs-subbuteo-figures-201008102991/
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