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Joint Statement From Randy Lerner & Paul Faulkner

Joint Statement From Randy Lerner & Paul Faulkner

The club have just released a statement stating they share the concerns and hurt of the fans.

The statement on the Official Site reads as follows:

'Right now everyone connected with Villa is hurting badly. We very openly acknowledge the frustrations of Villa fans and share them completely.

'What matters to us and the Board at this moment is how we, as a Club, handle adversity and the pressure it brings. We continue to be in control of our own destiny. We will continue to support and rely on our manager and the squad and therefore give them our full support.

'We are totally conscious, as is everyone at the Club, that this is a very trying time for those who love Aston Villa.

'We know that the team will continue to fight through every minute of the remaining games and we hope Villa fans will continue to show their great support.'

The statement also briefly mentions the Bolton loss talking about a 'strong start and the tenacity' the team showed where a win was in sight, and mentions the young players fighting side by side their more senior counterparts to ensure survival.

Not the statement anybody really wanted, and unfortunately not a statement that will ease tensions amongst the fanbase.

We've heard all season from the Eck about how the players will fight, what fans wanted more than anything from the board - even excluding the key question of Eck's future - was to see a roadplan for where the club is going, what our genuine and achieveable goals are in the short term instead of the standard 'European slots' comments and after two years of wages never being far from anybodies mouths, has the apparent cost cutting worked and are the club going to push on in the summer.

That's the statement fans want to see next to 'we are looking for a new manager', not a 'we hurt aswell but we back the manager and will fight' job.

If anything, I guess the responses will show it, this is just going to rile people up again who may have settled slightly on a new day.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday April 25 2012
Time: 6:37PM

Comments

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***** ***** ***** **** ***** GET OUT!
lerneravfc
25/04/2012 18:40:00
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Maybe it's the pre-sacking statement. The "vote of confidence". Please let it be, I can't take it much longer.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
25/04/2012 18:43:00
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Cliff notes for those on the go > "bla bla bla bla"
SchoolBoyError
25/04/2012 18:44:00
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Dreaded vote of confidence? Please
theprimeminister
25/04/2012 18:45:00
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"We will continue to support and rely on our manager." That's us screwed then.
Saurat
25/04/2012 18:53:00
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Randy you never listened to us when you appointed Mc**** so why should we listen to you now. Cant take anymore of this, stick of blue noses, baggies fans and to cap it off a fans of a team actually worse than us wolves fans. Work is a nightmare but you probably dont care.
avfcfazza
25/04/2012 18:55:00
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The full statement implies they are only supporting AM until the summer (there is a mention of the next 3 games), it suggests to me that they are at least giving serious thought to the continued employment of the muppet.
keithlees1978
25/04/2012 18:55:00
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what a load of testicles!!!!!!!!
Pride of Lions
25/04/2012 18:57:00
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Most patronising statement from the club yet McT**t out. VTID
midbedsvillan01
25/04/2012 18:58:00
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After a great start RL has made our club a laughing stock, I for one will not enter Villa park till the present manager is replaced, he is a disgrace.
Donzarra
25/04/2012 18:59:00
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