Another Rumour?

imageI have been searching for anything related to the current sale of our club.
I have found this in the telegraph
Micky’s game on for Aston Villa takeover deal
Micky Arison, the chairman of cruise ship operator Carnival Corporation, is back in the game for his rumoured takeover of Aston Villa FC.
Just weeks after The Lions’ current owner, Randy Lerner, confirmed he has hired Merrill Lynch to advise on the club’s sale, Arison, who already owns the Miami Heat basketball team, has swelled his war-chest for potential sporting acquisitions by selling almost £6m of Carnival shares.
This week’s transactions are the latest in a string of six share disposals since March, taking Arison’s total new disposable income to around £36m – or a healthy advance towards the £200m that he and Larry Ellison, the Oracle software tycoon, are reportedly considering paying for the Premier League team.
Like Aston Villa, which narrowly avoided relegation last season, Arison has everything to play for.
But will Keith “Mr Football” Harris, the investment banking fixer advising Lerner on the club’s new owner, believe the tycoon who was at the helm at the time of his company’s Costa Concordia tragedy is the right man to captain the ship?
There has been a lot of rumours floating around lately concerning AVFC and the sale of the club.Most of them are probably guess work and journo’s putting 2+2 together as they do.
I wonder if there is any truth to this only time will tell…..UTV


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    GIDDYVILLAN June 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm . Reply

    JD your flying today MATE you must be glued to the PC fairplay anyway is this bloke just another one to add to the list I ask???? I’m sure one of the names been mentioned over God knows how long will actually purchase the club which one fuck knows, keep em coming JD you’ll hit one on the nail soon I have faith in you mate. 😉

  2. Max Dorsett
    Max Dorsett June 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm . Reply

    I’ve heard Chicago Fire owners-Andell Holdings(Andrew/Ellen Hauptman) mentioned as potential AV buyers so a Karren Brady-type would end up being involved with AV if that happened. I’ve also heard David Unsworth-Everton U21 coach could be joining the AV set-up.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 5, 2014 at 6:07 pm . Reply

      Karen Brady type no thanks

      1. Bill Pearson.
        Bill Pearson. June 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm . Reply

        Come on Oohah even you wouldn’t say no, 🙂

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath June 5, 2014 at 11:59 pm . Reply

          Trust me I would

    2. I thought Birmingham was in Manchester
      I thought Birmingham was in Manchester June 5, 2014 at 7:05 pm . Reply

      David Unsworth? He won’t come that far south!!!

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath June 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm . Reply

        Remember when his mrs told him to go to Everton after he signed for us. What a woos

      2. BillyWalkerShirt
        BillyWalkerShirt June 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm . Reply

        He’s got the same road map as Robbie Savage.

      3. OriginalLondonLion
        OriginalLondonLion June 6, 2014 at 2:09 am . Reply

        And when Unsworth did run out at Villa Park, for Everton, the ground produced one of its most unified chants “DOES YOUR MISSUS KNOW YOU’RE HERE?”

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath June 6, 2014 at 10:47 am . Reply

          I remember that lol. He was absolute shire anyway as a player below average IMO

    GIDDYVILLAN June 5, 2014 at 6:54 pm . Reply

    I would!!!!!

  4. Andrew
    Andrew June 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm . Reply

    Okore is retweeting shouts that he should be moved up to a DM… Interesting. Thoughts?

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm . Reply

      Amazing he’s tweeting when he’s played about 2 games and knew he was signed as a ch. another Benteke up his own arse

      1. Andrew
        Andrew June 5, 2014 at 7:47 pm . Reply


        He might not be up his own arse, but in fact believes if Lambert wants him too, could play as a DM. Especially with Senderos coming in.

  5. BillyWalkerShirt
    BillyWalkerShirt June 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm . Reply

    So have I got this right?
    He’s got person fortune of around £6.4b but only £36m as a down payment on any potential sale for somewhere between £200m and £150m?
    So that means if he does buy AVFC he’s gonna do a Glazer brothers Man U type deal and mortgage the club putting us into untold debt?
    That right?
    And then consider the fact we have nowhere near the turn over of Man U to service this here debt?
    Well Randy that’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into.

    1. Badger123
      Badger123 June 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm . Reply

      Billy, it just means he’s liquidating assets, which makes sense if the share price is at a high.
      I’m not sure if interest rates are as low in the US as they are here, but if so, it certainly suggests he’s looking to invest in something.

      You never know, he might have another couple of hundred million in the bank already.

      Whatever, I really wouldn’t read much into it.

      And I’ll bet that the eventual buyer will be someone who isn’t even remotely near the radar.

        GIDDYVILLAN June 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm . Reply

        The queen????????

      2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath June 5, 2014 at 11:21 pm . Reply

        Badger I’m not convinced we are up for sale anymore. Lerner has paid lip service to appease fans and stay on another year with lambert on the cheap without fans giving him as much stick. It’s a total con imo

    GIDDYVILLAN June 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm . Reply

    I’ve never heard anything more ridiculous, paying in installments for a big club.come on its not as if it’s out the price range of a multi billionaire is it??????

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 5, 2014 at 11:18 pm . Reply

      But we signed him as a ch not a dm

  7. markdrapernumber8
    markdrapernumber8 June 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm . Reply

    So Senderos is a done deal. Europe here we come 😉

    In fariness, it could be a lot worse. got a Gooner mate who tells me that when he on his game he’s fantastic (regardless of pace) but the problem is his consistency. Let’s hope he’s improved that with age.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 5, 2014 at 11:20 pm . Reply

      My mate a gooner fan said similar but said for every few good things he does it’s outweighed by his bad points. Switches of at vital moments, no pace and incredibly error prone like all our centre halves. Totally pointless signing

      1. markdrapernumber8
        markdrapernumber8 June 7, 2014 at 3:26 pm . Reply

        It is pointless mate as you say.

        Imagine Vlaar plays a blinder at the world cup though. We’ll lose him for sure. Maybe PL knows this (on his not so infinite wisdom) and is recruiting back up in case. I’d certainly prefer Senderos and Okore to any combination including clarke & baker mate.

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath June 7, 2014 at 8:19 pm . Reply

          Ha ha vlaar put in a blinder!!! That’s the funniest thing iv ever heard lol

          1. markdrapernumber8
            markdrapernumber8 June 7, 2014 at 11:12 pm . Reply

            lol mate, what was I thinking

  8. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum June 6, 2014 at 12:02 am . Reply

    Is JK Rowling a footy fan? She could afford us!!! She’s richer than the Queen.

  9. little 8
    little 8 June 6, 2014 at 12:46 am . Reply

    fuckin ell were in a right mess.

  10. Adam
    Adam June 6, 2014 at 10:49 am . Reply

    So apparently Rio Ferdinand has rejected us.

    1. ifiruledtheworld
      ifiruledtheworld June 6, 2014 at 2:29 pm . Reply
    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 6, 2014 at 2:47 pm . Reply

      Total bullshit to sell STs as if we could afford 100k a week lol

        GIDDYVILLAN June 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm . Reply

        Rio cash in hand at the VILLA who dreamt that one up????????

  11. Adam
    Adam June 6, 2014 at 10:50 am . Reply

    Why are we looking at two defenders already? Vlaar on his way to united?

      GIDDYVILLAN June 6, 2014 at 11:04 am . Reply

      Lamberts building a bigger bus to absorb all the pressure we”ll be getting next season.

  12. JimT
    JimT June 6, 2014 at 8:16 pm . Reply

    Well, there’s no point looking for news on our sales. Its not happening. We’ll be in this mess for years until the clubsvplaying on the midland combination against rc warwick. No one with sense would buy a football club to male a loss. Lerner out crowd have killed the club. Cheers guys.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 6, 2014 at 10:28 pm . Reply

      Lerner would of sold anyway he fell out of love with the club when MON left. I still don’t believe we are up for sale anyway it’s just a ruse by Lerner to appease the fans so he can maintain relegation football on the cheap without fans moaning

      1. Andrew
        Andrew June 8, 2014 at 1:31 am . Reply

        Lerner wanted MON to leave… He fell out of love when Houllier left.

    2. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum June 7, 2014 at 8:45 pm . Reply

      Very clever JimT. Lerner has killed this club. Get real for Gods sake!!!

      1. JimT
        JimT June 9, 2014 at 6:25 pm . Reply

        For all intensive purposes it looked liked, after bringing wages in order, he was going to spend again. But all he’s had for the past 6 months is torrents of abuse. Harsh when he’s put so much of his own money in now looks to make a loss. Everton have Bern up for sale for almost 3 years now. They’re ate no buyers. The club’s dying. Should gave given him the chance to spend. But alas, no, the impatient villa fans and their sense of entitlement trumps reality and any chance of a future. You may as well choose your next club, because we’re not going to exist soon. No buyers = drift to obscurity.

      2. JimT
        JimT June 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm . Reply

        Also Bum Bum, you are reponsable too. Yes he made his mistakes, but you’ve left him with no choice to try and sell when there is no buyers. Thus leaving us in this state of limbo for years until we inevitably go bust and City become nu1 in Birmingham. Well done. Hope you’re proud.

  13. Colonius81
    Colonius81 June 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm . Reply

    haha oohahh, what owner of a club deliberately sabotages his own club! while with the goal of being vilified and lose millions of pounds!

    if he had made any money out of this maybe you could accuse him of that, but lol he just made mistakes, let get over ourselves, he tried he failed, he is not vindictive, he is not trying to con you into a season ticket, He was trying to make villa successful, he failed,
    now he is looking to sell it.

    i would need to see a better argument for malice on his part than anything I have read yet.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm . Reply

      It maybe up for sale but he is in no rush to sell it. If he keeps us for another season and we stay up with spending peanuts he will still pocket £90 odd million not bad. He will only sell quickly if someone makes a ridiculous offer which is highly unlikely. Everton have been up for sale for years. I rest my case

      1. DSVilla
        DSVilla June 7, 2014 at 9:34 pm . Reply

        You rest your case? It’s a pretty poor case. Lerner pocket £90M….I somehow doubt that, and you are assuming we will stay up having spent next to nothing which is not the impression you usually give of our prospects. As for your statement that we are not really up for sale this just beggars belief really.

        Lerner will have a tough job selling at anything like what he needs to to claw back some of his losses. It doesn’t look like there are many buyers out there interested in the club, so maybe not many people see owning a Premiership club as a passport to untold riches. That so many fans on here have accused Lerner of milking the club of cash over the years just shows how out of touch with reality they are.

        Lerner has messed up big time, and I bet he regrets ever having bought the club. If its possible to make £90M a year Oohah I would think £200M is damn cheap.

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath June 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm . Reply

          If £200m is cheap buyers would be snapping his arm of. Unless they are deliberately waiting till end of aug when window is shut so they can spend fuck all

          1. JimT
            JimT June 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm . Reply

            No they wouldn’t because it’s clear no one want a premier league club anymore. Why but something no one wants, you can’t make any money from and will just be subject to thousands of abusive fans berating you everyday because of their unrealistic expectations. People like you ate responsable for this. Lerner made mistakes, but if we’d have let him try to finish fixing them we’d actually be a much better prospect.

      2. Andrew
        Andrew June 8, 2014 at 1:05 am . Reply

        So how is every single person that works for Villa paid? I mean if he’s draining all this money, 90m for TV, sponsorships and stuff… How are the workers at Villa Park, players, staff, receptionists etc… Paid?

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath June 8, 2014 at 1:09 am . Reply

          Out of the tv money, sponser ship, merchandise and hate money of course!

          1. Andrew
            Andrew June 8, 2014 at 1:28 am . Reply

            So where the hell is he pocketing 90m from? Lol

      3. JimT
        JimT June 9, 2014 at 6:27 pm . Reply

        Idiot. Everton have been up for sale for years because there are no buyers. No one wants a premier league club. No one can compete with man city’s cash now. Stupid to try.

  14. Andrew
    Andrew June 8, 2014 at 1:24 am . Reply

    IncogAVFC claims Keane has signed for Villa as Lambert’s number 2.

    Someone on twitter claimed Lerner’s yet to receive offers, but has interested parties but he claims we probably won’t see an offer.

    Then my mate claimed he’s got an offer and has to make a decision by the 16th. All interesting.

  15. Andrew
    Andrew June 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm . Reply

    IncogAVFC claims representatives of Bendtner and Pilkington were seen at Villa Park.

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