A seemingly genuine £150 mill bid for the club

News breaking this evening is that a genuine bid of around £150 million has been submitted to the people handling the sale of Aston Villa.

The consortium is led by the former Arsenal defender and Captain Tony Adams, but it seems the brains behind the outfit is one Paul Smith, who was previously Chelsea’s group business affairs director.
Until he was seemingly unfairly sacked by Chelsea in 2007.

I find myself wondering how this story has got out, as surely you would expect things to be kept very quiet until the actual deal is done, so that we actually don’t have any chance to voice our opinion. And it certainly seems that Lerner doesn’t like his business done in the open.
I doubt he’ll be too happy.

The BBC report I’ve just watched also says that Lerner is loathe to sell until our fate this season has been decided, which doesn’t surprise me I guess, as think of all the extra money that’ll be rolling in if we survive.

I don’t know, but every time I hear the word “consortium”, I get this creepy feeling down my spine and thoughts of a lack of investment, whilst taking money out, automatically go through my mind.
Perhaps it’s unwarranted, but I have my doubts.

While I want Lerner out, I really do worry that we may be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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  1. langfordvilla May 9, 2015 at 5:33 pm . Reply

    Excellent crowd today as well….39,234. Goes to show that play decent attacking football and the crowds return. Dont fear anyone, go for the jugular EVERY game and give 100%. Thats all I want from the Villa lads. It seems Sherwood as the same attitude as many of us on here.

    We will NOT be relegated! We fear NOBODY, did you hear me? NOBODY!

    1. Tekkers48 May 9, 2015 at 5:38 pm . Reply

      After we beat Saints, I hope I never have to read “WE WILL NOT BE RELEGATED” on this site for a very long time ! “ONWARDS AND UPWARDS” !

      1. langfordvilla May 9, 2015 at 6:02 pm . Reply

        Sorry Tekkers….just keeping the faith. I’ve had 4 years of saying it now so, hopefully, there wont be a repeat next season 🙂

        1. Tekkers48 May 9, 2015 at 7:09 pm . Reply

          Your faith has helped me through the past four years. So a big thanks to you too !

  2. Tekkers48 May 9, 2015 at 5:36 pm . Reply

    Well done tom fox. You tossed the coin and it paid off. For that I thank you. Had the previous c e o been in charge we would have been first team relegated. On that point do we really need Lerner to sell ? With fox pulling the strings and Sherwood as manager we could really ruffle a few feathers next season with or without benteke .

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath May 9, 2015 at 6:19 pm . Reply

      Depends who he sells too

      1. Tekkers48 May 9, 2015 at 7:17 pm . Reply

        That is true. We all knew that under Ellis anybody was worth a punt. But this time I would be more cautious. Especially given the restraints of fair play rules. The club has improved under Lerner (off the pitch). Maybe now with Tom Fox running the club we will see genuine improvement. I for one would be willing to give the current setup a full season to see what they can do. I’m not yet convinced but if they can convince Benteke to stay would be a big start and if no, I would like to see the funds fully invested in the squad. We will see.

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath May 9, 2015 at 7:25 pm . Reply

          If benteke is in a villa shirt next season I will run naked thru the holte end!

          1. Tekkers48 May 9, 2015 at 7:28 pm .

            Hope he is sold then ; ) !! Lol

          2. OohAhPaulMcGrath May 9, 2015 at 10:29 pm .

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