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Villa NOT Up For Sale

Villa`s CEO Paul Faulkner has said that the talk that Randy Lerner is also looking to sell Aston Villa is 'absolute rubbish`.

Paul points out, (as others have in our forum thread: Click Here ) that Randy CHOSE the Villa, he inherited The Cleveland Browns.

Since our first article, (Click Here) it has become clear that Randy IS selling a majority stake in the Browns, before from their statement, it was clear if it was an investment in or acquisition of the NFL team.

So, although it won`t affect our balance sheet, it should free up Randy to enjoy Villa more, get to more games etc.

Paul told the Daily Star: "The Browns situation means absolutely nothing with regard to Aston Villa - neither good nor bad. The big point that people sometimes forget is that he inherited Cleveland - he bought Villa. Any rumours that he could be thinking about getting out or losing interest is nonsense."

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday July 31 2012
Time: 10:33AM


if he is getting £900 million odd for the browns, there would beno real harm in chuking us £30-40 would there? please!
31/07/2012 10:54:00
So the point of the story is what??? If it means Randolph is around B6 more then great. If he isn't around more then what is he doing and what does PF do exactly. Never really took to the fat controller (PF), sorry.
holte ender 1969
31/07/2012 10:55:00
Surely he could part with a little sum of that money to bring us in a marquee signing, so we'd have more chance of doing better in general and, uh, make him more money?
Stephen Jay Hawkings
31/07/2012 10:58:00
The one thing guaranteed to hack RL off is Villans moaning he hasn't spent enough/isn't spending enough on the club. He's spent tons, most of it squandered by MON on overpriced, overpaid journeymen. Spuds got into the Champions League with a smaller wage budget than Villa. The main issue many had with RL was his appaling managerial appointments (Ollie Hardy, Houllier). He appears to have learned from his mistakes. A high profile expensive 'superstar' signing to pacify the crowd could A) Disrupt the current squad B) Set a precedent where fans are always moaning that the club needs 'just two more quality players'.
31/07/2012 11:29:00
I agree with Stephen Jay, Randy should invest in Villa if he really does care and want the best for this club really, Lambert needs more financial support than he has got already if he is to really be a success here IMO and a couple of big name signings would go a long way in helping achieve this, Randy has chosen a manager that has galvanised this club together agin and caught the imagination but Lambert is only human and needs backing, although its up to Randy what he spends i just hope he realises fans will not turn on Lambert if things go wrong again if money has not been made available for him or not very much, but lets wait and see and hope we get a big name or two to add some much neede quality UTV!
31/07/2012 11:30:00
VWRA its not a case of fans moaning Randy has not invested in Villa as he has done, but this squad needs quality now as we have had one of the smallest experianced squads in the prem league recently plus we have lost Cueller and the signings coming in is good but with players also going out its going to be one heck of a job if this stays the same to propel Villa up the league don't you think? Like i said Lambert needs to be backed its ok signing bargain players but we also need quality to help get us back up the league time will tell i suppose.
31/07/2012 11:35:00
Why is it such a crime that people make money? Depending on it being an investment or an outright sale of the Browns randy stands to make anwhere between 600m and 950m UDS whi9ch means that no one can then accuse him of trying to strip the Villa to recoup losses, why would he need to when his father's investment has just about doubled. In addition it will hopefully mean that Randy is able to dedicate more of his time to Villa, in particular to show his support at matches, which in reallity is what is important as he has well qualified people to handle the business side of things. He needs to step up and fill the vacant leadership possition at the top of teh club (althogh PL seems to be doing a decent job of that where it's his remit) and now that opportunity looks to be coming.
Villan Of The North
31/07/2012 11:37:00
We need to also remember we have to stay in line with FFP that starts this season so it isn't a question of how much RL can put in the club in your opinion. It has to be in line with FFP
31/07/2012 11:39:00
KEFKAT What actually amazes me is do you actually realise how few experianced players Villa has? Also what happand when Dunne Bent Gabby etc got injured last season? Its all well saying FFP rules this and FFP rules that but please understand m8 we need players lol if the new FFP rules stop us buying players even though we have one of the smallest squads and a drastically reduced wage bill and still reducing wahe bill then we really are in the poo. Randy is ok to back Lambert as we need experianced and quality players now a few bargain buys is great but Quality is required also otherwise don't start moaning if we struggle again as Lambert can only do so much.
31/07/2012 11:55:00
I don't think anyone is asking Randy to splash out on the likes of Benzema or Kaka, a marquee signing for me would be when the likes of Newcastle bought Cisse, or Everton bought Jelavic, and even then they were risks at the time. Or how about the fact that apparently Ipswich want £6m for Cresswell, whereas we will only go to £3m? We seem to be on a serious budget and maybe Randy could make it a bit better. As ClivetheVillan said, we lack quality, we have absolutely no strength in depth at all, and when the injuries to the key players come calling (like they do every season), we're no more than Championship side.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
31/07/2012 12:13:00
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