Albion up for sale for £150-200 mill; How does that work?

I was reading the Sunday People in a cafe this morning and came across this story, which quite frankly amazed me.

It’s not the fact that the club’s up for sale, but more the eye-watering amount.

I mean, if you believe that Randy Lerner is struggling to achieve a sale for the Villa at £150 million, how can Jeremy Peace expect to get the same or even more for West Brom?

That’s not being disrespectful to the Albion, but surely they just aren’t as big a club as Aston Villa are they? We have a bigger turnover, a bigger fanbase and arguably better prospects if we can get our act together.

Of course, there is one big difference, in that Albion actually make money. They made £10 million profit in the last figures.

And while making money in the real world is always a plus, is it really that important in footy land? After all, very few clubs make money and indeed, that’s not really what it’s about.

I wish Peace the best of luck in his sale, but I really wonder if these figures are at all accurate. According to the article though, a couple of seriously interested parties have been shown around the ground.

My opinion is that if Albion are worth £150 million, then Villa can’t fail to be worth £200 million.

If we stay in the Premier league, that is.

It’ll be interesting to see how this one pans out. After all, didn’t the Blues go for more money than the Villa?

Totally crazy, in my opinion.


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  1. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum April 5, 2015 at 5:21 pm . Reply

    Maybe this story is just four days old…!!!

  2. badger123
    badger123 April 5, 2015 at 5:38 pm . Reply

    Is it really?
    So must the “Sunday People” be then.

    Perhaps it’s had a slight update?

    It doesn’t really matter, as the point still stands.

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum April 6, 2015 at 7:17 pm . Reply

      I.e. an april fool…

  3. OriginalLondonLion
    OriginalLondonLion April 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm . Reply

    The asking price is not the traded price. There are a couple of reasons that come to mind.

    The coincidence of Albion being up for sale at the same price as Villa is suspicious to me, I know a lot about false markets and ramps. For a backhander, party A – trying to sell – asks party B to offer something similar but worth less than the goods party A is selling at the same price to the same prospective buyer. This is intended to give the buyer confidence in the price A is asking, because he can cross-reference it, and it appears to be the better offer. In reality the buyer is being set up, both prices are inflated.

    Why are owners who have been in the game for 10 years getting out? I believe they think the current TV deal is daftly priced and will never be repeated, which means the time to sell is now before pay TV customers get their package costs for the next season and viewing figures and advertising revenues drop. Every EPL game is now shown on Mexican or Russian gambling websites in HD, so subscribers may start leaking away.

    GIDDYVILLAN April 6, 2015 at 2:25 pm . Reply

    It’s about £149 mil overpriced fucking Rob dogs.

  5. Riddog
    Riddog April 6, 2015 at 4:43 pm . Reply

    Darren Bent has scored again

    1. B6
      B6 April 6, 2015 at 4:59 pm . Reply

      So has John Carew. 😉

  6. Andrew
    Andrew April 6, 2015 at 8:40 pm . Reply

    Desperation goes a long way in how much a team will be sold for in all honesty. Lerner is absolutely desperate to get out. While Albion are up for sale, I don’t think they’d be too desperate to sell and would wait for the 150-200m if anyone would ever offer it.

  7. Andrew
    Andrew April 6, 2015 at 8:53 pm . Reply

    Sherwood can take a lot from watching Pardew’s Palace. They play with such confidence, aren’t scared and there’s a lot of hunger in the side. They’re also still able to keep a very strong defensive line.

  8. jvillan
    jvillan April 6, 2015 at 9:43 pm . Reply

    we are in deep shite if we don t win tomorrow,and at this rate lerner will be lucky to get a buyer of any sort with the mess he made and him alone,when you appoint yes man after yes man what do you expect,since mon walked he has huffed and puffed wasting money all ways down to appointing lambert when lerner finally lost plot giving lambert full control,bomb squad failed young and hungry complete disaster nearly as many players out on loan as chelsea only ours are crap,bent on loan has nearly as many goals as our midfield plus strikers.kozak has been out sincejan 2014 giroud broke his leg out 11 weeks helnius had major problems,then read young drennan had wrong diagnosis broken bone foot out for year went back to ireland starting to score for fun

  9. Andrew
    Andrew April 7, 2015 at 4:45 am . Reply

    Sinclair, Hutton and Westwood out injured for the game, which I’m in the very small minority thinking it’s good news for the first two.

    Cleverley, Cissokho and Richardson are doubts. Guessing we’ll see a
    Lowton-Clark-Okore-Baker back 4.

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum April 7, 2015 at 8:23 am . Reply

      Is Baker fully fit again? Was it the Liverpool game in which he had a stormer not so long ago???
      My QPR mate is VERY nervous about tonight. Let’s hope their team is as well.. The fact there’s a bit less pressure on us will help.

    2. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 April 7, 2015 at 8:25 am . Reply

      Vlaar is fit Andrew so I would think TS will try and use him – possibly Clark going to LB? Is the amnesty now in place for bookings?

      1. Hitchens 60
        Hitchens 60 April 7, 2015 at 8:26 am . Reply

        It’s squeaky bum bum time all round ( sorry bum bum couldn’t resist it) 🙂

        1. Bum Bum
          Bum Bum April 7, 2015 at 11:38 am . Reply


      2. Andrew
        Andrew April 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm . Reply

        It’s possible, but I don’t think he’ll change up Okore and Clark, unless either aren’t 100% fit. Maybe Clark and Vlaar then, as I’d guess he liked Baker at LB.

    3. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 7, 2015 at 11:07 am . Reply

      New post gone up cheers

  10. Hitchens 60
    Hitchens 60 April 7, 2015 at 8:30 am . Reply

    On the Bent debate – I would have him back if we could strike the right deal. WithTS playing more down the wings he’ll get a better service and just think of Benteke / Bent partnership that actually works! We should get rid Weimann to make room – ‘fraid another player that isn’t going to cut it in the PL.

  11. Bencey83
    Bencey83 April 7, 2015 at 8:37 am . Reply

    We’re going to need Bent’s goals when we’re in the Championship!

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 7, 2015 at 11:07 am . Reply

      New post gone up cheers

  12. saddened
    saddened April 7, 2015 at 9:19 am . Reply

    just got a feeling QPR will turn us over tonight, the teams around us are picking up points against decent sides and we have Spurs and Man City next, that I can’t realistically see us getting anything from….. Sorry Randy but I think you will be needing to drop your asking price.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 7, 2015 at 11:07 am . Reply

      New post gone up cheers

  13. VTID
    VTID April 7, 2015 at 9:35 am . Reply

    We need to make sure tonight is full of suprises for the QPR team and that the team work hard just like Crystal Palace did last night, we can beat them, as for the Baggies sale, its time for Pearce to get out and make his money, as a club financially they are in a good place not like us who owes millions to the bank

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