UK time is: 14:46:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Randy: VILLA ARE NOT A SELLING CLUB


Randy Lerner has hit out at press claims - lazy pundit claims as well - that Villa are a selling club.

I've banged on about this for a while as I'm a big fan of this board but also hate the inaccuracy and lazy labeling of Villa. All clubs sell at the right price, but as Randy explains, that doesn't make us a selling club:

Lerner said: 'We are not a selling club. A selling club is when you let it be known that you want to sell a player, through an agent or whatever. That didn`t happen with Gareth Barry and it didn`t happen with James Milner either. As for Ashley Young, he was never going.'

So there you go. Nicely explained in one easy sentence, at no point has Randy alerted agents or whoever that he wants to sell our top players. If a club comes in and turns the head of a player, if a player is unhappy and wants out or if an offer comes in that is too good to refuse and that money helps go back into team building, that is football at all levels isn't it?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 15 2010

Time: 11:17AM

Your Comments

But Vanilla Ice, we haven't HAD to sell our best players to bring in others. Our best players were sold as they expressed a wish to leave, nothing we can do about it. MON spending 120million on players in 4 years and only selling 39million worth doesn't suggest he had to sell to buy, and that's what the papers mean by it, that we HAVE to sell if we want to buy
Callum_ws
Brilliant voiceoftheholte
goodb_2
Debate the post, not the poster folks. No need for pointless insults or comments in either direction.
mike_field
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Vital Villa Man Of Match v Southampton (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Sylla - Not As Dramatic As He Sounds (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Robinson Looking For More (Monday April 21 2014)

Dear Randy...A Fans Retort (Sunday April 20 2014)

Club Statement From Randy Lerner (Sunday April 20 2014)

Vlaar - We Still Need A Win (Saturday April 19 2014)

Lambert Hails Huge Southampton Point (Saturday April 19 2014)

U21 Manchester City Clash Set (Saturday April 19 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 1099
2. The Fear 1030
3. ClivetheVillan 596
4. Villan57 297
5. Barney2004 276
6. Villan Of The North 275
7. sirdennis 233
8. BlackCountry Villa 225
9. kefkat 224
10. tarzan 208

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30

Breaking League News

NUFC Summer Uncertainty
Newcastle : 24/04/2014 14:26:00
Glazers to the Rescue
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:04:00
The Perfect Summary!
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:03:00
Martinez Interested in United Duo?
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:02:00
Van Gaal Misses Day-to-Day Involvement!
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 13:01:00
Could Luiz be off?
Chelsea : 24/04/2014 12:59:00
Schwarzer`s Thoughts!
Chelsea : 24/04/2014 12:58:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Swansea (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win - safety at last 21%
Lose - we go again 55%
Draw 24%