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  1. billys boots
    billys boots April 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm .

    if Robinson features then i think Lambert is only a figurehead until the end of the season

  2. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum April 18, 2014 at 5:13 pm .

    The part that makes me think this is horseshit is the threat that we have to stay up. If I was buying for a long term investment and the club went down, I’d simply deduct the money lost from tv revenue from the sale price, then aim to rebuild and get back up. It’s not as though we’ve loads of highly paid players anymore…
    I think this is a ploy to shut fans up so Lerner can have another Premier league season on the cheap.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 18, 2014 at 10:38 pm .

      Spot on bum bum. Exactly what I think a smokescreen by the club to sell STs and get supporters behind the team instead of having a go at lamberk. Then they will just say rumours are bullshit but won’t care as people have committed to STs and Lerner has another season on the cheap.

      1. Andrew
        Andrew April 19, 2014 at 2:04 am .

        You started believing it was a smokescreen as soon as the Daily Fail posted the article Lambert wants money (which was actually running months ago in other papers) and would believe anything bad about the club no matter how poor the source and how old it is.

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath April 19, 2014 at 2:17 am .

          It’s that old adage Andrew if something sounds too good to be true it usually is!

          1. Andrew
            Andrew April 19, 2014 at 3:24 am .

            Right right, nothing good happens to Villa or Villa fans. We should start a “poor us” club.

  3. Alexander Brown
    Alexander Brown April 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm .

    I think it’s absolutely wrong to be honest. On a different note I have been very with Ian Robathan’s efforts to raise money for his daughter be a bike ride and other means. I have never been able to ride a bike properly and I also had a very unpleasant stressful learner driving experience last year with someone who was sexist and slagged me off for being unemployed, I also have an invisible neurological condition which is extremely difficult to raise money for

  4. ifiruledtheworld
    ifiruledtheworld April 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm .

    I think it’s safe to say we all have our own opinions on this. For me everywhere I’m reading is saying either this american duo will buy the club and give us some serious cash to splash.. or Lambert is gonna get extra cash this summer to buy targets he’s had “his eye on for a while” that cost “a bit more” than what we’ve got over the past few summers. So for me personally it’s a win win 😀 Either we get new billionaire owners or we’re gonna be paying more serious money than what we have of late 😀 now we just need to take our final games one at a time.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 18, 2014 at 10:40 pm .

      Why would Lerner release more funds when he dosnt need to. His sole aim is to stay up. So will spend 10-15m tops

      1. billys boots
        billys boots April 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm .

        do you know i think you would be really dissapointed if Lerner sells up

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath April 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm .

          Would love him to sell as long as it’s to someone that has more ambition than just staying up. A lot of my mates are holding fire now on STs if we sell they will renew no matter who the buyer is they will get behind him.

  5. Riddog
    Riddog April 18, 2014 at 6:41 pm .

    I’ve heard the team will be:
    Bacuna Baker Vlaar Bertrand
    Delph Westwood El Ahmadi
    Albrighton Weimann

    1. nath
      nath April 18, 2014 at 8:36 pm .

      i doubt thats the team
      i think he’ll go 4 this
      lowton baker vlaar bertrand
      delph westwood el ahmadi
      agbonlahor holt

  6. ianrobo
    ianrobo April 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm .

    My future is irrelevant, that is not an issue

    Lambert said this yesterday and could be equally applicable to Lerner, Lambert defo off … think Lerner is, as when I said on here with the first news of debt/equity swap and many decried me …

    1. nath
      nath April 18, 2014 at 8:40 pm .

      even a busted watch is right twice daily

  7. Morgan Villa
    Morgan Villa April 18, 2014 at 8:25 pm .

    Jones academy director announces retirement , whether we are sold or not. This summer is going to see massive overall changes at Villa.

    1. ianrobo
      ianrobo April 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm .

      indeed that is true … you wonder if the timing of this is with some pre knowledge of events to come

      1. Andrew
        Andrew April 19, 2014 at 2:08 am .

        Would make sense, as well as Jones has done with the academy, if we get new owners, it truly shows they might know what they’re doing in revamping the academy to match a new manager and the style they want.

        1. Morgan Villa
          Morgan Villa April 19, 2014 at 8:10 am .

          Have seen rumours that the new owners are looking for a lower league club in Belgium and a club in the MLS, whether this is true i dont know

          1. ianrobo
            ianrobo April 19, 2014 at 8:23 am .

            Like the Man City owners brought a club in Australia, need I tell you how much I hate that ?

          2. Andrew
            Andrew April 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm .

            You mean the fact City has conquered Australia’s youth market and any youth players who are going there? City won’t loan players to them because Australia’s a bit far and different and they can use European clubs, but they not only saved a club who were rock bottom and terrible and have made them so much better, but they get to use their academy to develop players, give fans something to cheer for.

            Belgium is the best place to do it. They have a great young group of Belgians already, will continue to develop them, and they also have a few great young African/South American youth that could be developed in Europe.

            MLS is a bit more interesting. The US youth teams are actually pretty good, not great, but good and if they can get 2-3 of them in a said academy, then can only be better.

            But all rumours obviously.

          3. ianrobo
            ianrobo April 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm .

            yes all that. every true football fan should hate clubs being owned by the same person (see charlton) as it only makes the leagues more and more uncompetitive.

          4. Andrew
            Andrew April 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm .

            Udinese, Watford and Granada are all owned by the same owners. Last time I’ve read, Spanish fans like Granada and their unique set of players they bring in, Watford make the Championship more fun and Udinese are definitely a great team to watch.

  8. Badger123
    Badger123 April 18, 2014 at 9:08 pm .

    “I read an article about taxation after divorce based on Lerner. I am no accountant but the gist was he needed to sell the Browns and Villa. Please do not ask me to elaborate”

    Lerner apparently needed to sell one or the other.
    He chose the Browns, which got him nigh on a billion dollars.
    A nice fat profit, although I suspect his dad (who made the money in the first place and was the real brains behind the outfit, as Randy has achieved nothing himself) wouldn’t have liked it.
    That’s what happens when you’re down to a paltry £3-400 million, I guess.

    1. ianrobo
      ianrobo April 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm .

      the other impact at the same time was the disaster slide in Bank of America shares on which the family fortune was based after selling MBNA.

      at the same time the money then became cut …

      you make your own call on it …

      1. Morgan Villa
        Morgan Villa April 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm .

        The article which i cannot post a link to because i cannot suss out the tablet i am working refers to high taxation due to estate tax in the US. Would this mean that the transfer of debt to the Lerner trust was to protect his family from paying massive tax bill on Villa should he die tomorrow. If he was to sell half of Villa the half he sold would be inhis name and not the Lerner trust. No accountant but i would say that was some clever juggling.

    2. Morgan Villa
      Morgan Villa April 18, 2014 at 9:35 pm .

      The article i read mentioned if he was to die and now that he is divorced. The value of the Browns and villa could leave his children with a massive tax bill. Even if he did not leave them any real money.

  9. billys boots
    billys boots April 18, 2014 at 9:16 pm .

    wasn’t the browns and villa owned by RLT which is a trust fund with his mother and sister who by all accounts were not impressed with the purchase of Aston villa

    1. Badger123
      Badger123 April 18, 2014 at 9:20 pm .

      Yep and still the case, I think.
      Randy probably has the calling shot, but has to listen to the family.
      Who probably can’t be arsed with Randy’s flirtation with the Villa.

  10. wittonryan
    wittonryan April 20, 2014 at 8:50 am .

    its all bull….there will be no take over,it is just to try and settle us down.

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