Lambert limited to £10 mill spend, including wages!

So, it would appear that what many of us thought is indeed true.
We haven’t got a pot to do the proverbial in and Randy Lerner has well and truly pulled the plug, according to the Sunday People/Mirror.

The article shows a shocking state of affairs, where Lerner has stripped his house near Bodymoor Heath and has apparently cut Paul Lambert’s request for £20 million in half and only given him £10 million including wages.
The article puts paid to a couple of points for me.
The first being that it pretty much proves Lerner’s wanting out of Aston Villa isn’t a pretend thing. Not that I ever thought it was.

And secondly, the article goes on to mention that the average wage in the Premier league is £64,000 a week or £3.2 million a year. So much for the massively over-paid players we had on the books that many kept complaining about (yes, ok some weren’t being used enough, but this is an average figure. Are all other club’s players fully utilised?).
Anyway, even if you want to debate that, against this average £64k a week, we have to be content in offering £20k.
Good grief, there are championship players getting a fair bit more than that!
And that for me, sums everything up.

My god Randy, I hope you know what you’re doing, as if you don’t make a sale and soon, we’re going to be in very serious trouble, with every likelyhood that we’re going down this time.
Even the Albion are totally embarassing us, in that they offered more money to Joleon Lescott.

You have to wonder why Lambert is swallowing this, as he’d have been very reasonable in walking away with at least some of his reputation intact, but my guess would be that he’s been offered a nice little bonus to stick with it.

What a shame it’s come to this. Randy Lerner was a man I quite admired when he first came, with all his talk about wanting to do the best for the club etc.
If this story is true, it seems to me he practically views us with contempt.

And that view is now reciprocal. The sooner he’s gone, the better, is how I now feel.
And that makes me feel sorry.


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  1. belcs
    belcs June 30, 2014 at 7:03 am . Reply

    I’d rather flush money down the loo than spend another penny on Villa under Lerner and Lamberk. At least that way the pain is quick and easy, instead of week in, week out having to sit and watch the pathetic joke we have become.
    I can understand people are in the “habit” of doing so, but nothing gets the message across better than empty stands and low merchandise sales. Just depends how much the sheep are still sucking up to Lamberk and Lerner.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm . Reply

      Spot on Belcs iv spent tens of thousands since the old third division days following the club thru thick and thin. Iv earned the right to say enough is enough you will not take the piss out of me any longer. When or if Lerner sakes and lamberk is a million miles away from the club then my support will come back in the meantime iv donated ST money to cancer charity which gives me more pleasure than giving it to the club

  2. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson June 30, 2014 at 7:07 am . Reply

    Billy Boots I fully understand what you’re saying,I’m possibly 15 years older and yes we did chip in to help our beloved football club in many ways, but it was then owned by British owners, today foreign businesses have taken over, I’m a person that stands by Queen and country and my love of Villa, but I will not let a Yank that’s taking the piss out of us Brits have my money if hes useing us, hope your problem on health goes well I’ve just had a similar opp on myself two months ago and trying to get back on my feet, anyway my lad has renewed his company seats and I will use that till I can see a change in Villa’s problems.

  3. billys boots
    billys boots June 30, 2014 at 7:53 am . Reply

    yeah cheers bill at the end of the day its the colours and the club i support not one individual because they’re all capable of breaking your bloody heart

    #HELENIUS June 30, 2014 at 8:55 am . Reply

    Lerner wants out, so why are empty seats and bad shirt sales going to hurt him, he won’t gain or lose anything from it!!!!
    The only losers will be the club, the club you say you “support” – for me, thats regardless of what owner/manager!!!

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm . Reply

      How can the club be losers the players will still get their obscene amounts of money and it’s not like the club will go bust. You really do talk crap with your misplaced loyalty.

      1. #HELENIUS
        #HELENIUS July 2, 2014 at 9:48 am . Reply

        Hahahaha, misplaced loyalty – Fine one to talk!!

        The club will lose out because the negativity you want at the club will deflect onto the players and their performances. If they’re shit, we lose. Therefore, the club will lose out by playing with relegation again. Which btw, is not inevitable as you’re now thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath July 2, 2014 at 4:55 pm . Reply

          The fans have positively backed the club last season at home in every game and we were still shit with the worst home record ever. What’s your point!!

    2. Randy Lerner Has Killed OUR club
      Randy Lerner Has Killed OUR club June 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm . Reply

      Helenius, you make as much sense as your pathetic excuse of a namesake footballer. You talk utter crap!

      1. #HELENIUS
        #HELENIUS July 2, 2014 at 9:52 am . Reply

        Listen to yourself, writing the world off before a balls kicked!!! Find a hole and stay there until you proved everyone and his dog right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      GIDDYVILLAN June 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm . Reply

      Helenius so we should all put up & shut up basically like many on here like FUCK I am.

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath June 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm . Reply

        Helenius is one if the reasons we are shit. A supporter who is happy to accept dross football because he thinks that’s what being a loyal supporter is all about!!

        1. DSVilla
          DSVilla June 30, 2014 at 9:30 pm . Reply

          Not even close Oohah. We are crap because Lerner has cut back so severely after years of errors, and we probably have the wrong manager. I haven’t been to a single match for two whole seasons but i am happy to salute those fans that continue to turn up in the face of the misery that supporting the club brings.

          Lerner will get out as soon as he can, and I really don’t think fans turning up or not will make any difference to when he does. It’s not as if he is there to witness it.

          Hats off to you Helenius.

          1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath June 30, 2014 at 9:37 pm . Reply

            True but fans that go to games and spend money can’t moan about the dross served as they are the ones that say it’s ok by going

          2. Andrew
            Andrew July 1, 2014 at 5:15 am . Reply

            Not necessarily claiming it’s okay by going, they simply have a different opinion that they believe they need to go to support the club. You believe you don’t have to go and you still “support” the club, not the owner/directors. Neither do they, but they support the players, as this isn’t exactly their fault. Why would you not take a pay raise and move up to one of the biggest leagues in the world, despite possibly not thinking you’re good enough? That’s who they support, not the people behind the scenes who are responsible for it.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath July 1, 2014 at 9:41 am . Reply

              Problem is you can’t support one without the other

          3. Andrew
            Andrew July 2, 2014 at 3:12 pm . Reply

            Of course you can. Yes they may be “involuntarily” helping them with their money, but it’s hardly enough money for any owner at the moment to do anything with. Unless they’re there cheering on Lerner and Lambert, instead of every player, then they’d be supporting them now, instead of what they’re actually supporting, the players.

      2. #HELENIUS
        #HELENIUS July 2, 2014 at 9:51 am . Reply

        Yes Giddy, put up and shut up, do us all a favour!!!!

        The club will lose out if we go with OOHAAH’s approach – Even less appeal for potential buyers

    LANGFORDVILLA June 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm . Reply

    55 years, and thats it for me. How long do you let people take the piss before you start fighting back? I refuse to cower in the corner whilst Lerner bullies me into submission and uses our loyalty against us! My self esteem will never get that low! I have witnessed NIL progress in the last 4 years….disgusting way to repay loyalty from a man who doesnt even have the decency to come out and explain why he is continually taking the piss! I have never allowed anyone to bully me in my life and I have no intention of starting now.
    Fuck offLerner, the Villa is OURS!

  6. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson June 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm . Reply

    My thoughts as well Langford, I cannot understand modern ideas of today, I will not give in to that arsole Lerner, fuck him off now I say, the toe rag,

    GIDDYVILLAN June 30, 2014 at 1:29 pm . Reply

    HEAR HEAR!!!!!

  8. Andrew
    Andrew June 30, 2014 at 4:13 pm . Reply

    Read Keane could be done by Thursday, but most likely within the next 24 hours.

    Also German reports claiming we want Pocognoli, a very average LB, something Lambert really likes to sign.

    1. Andrew
      Andrew June 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm . Reply

      Sunderland players only cheered when he stepped down and one claimed he ruled with “iron fear”… Yes, he’s a great replacement for someone who supposedly bullied everyone in sight.

        GIDDYVILLAN June 30, 2014 at 4:54 pm . Reply

        Things are looking up then Andrew???? 😀

        1. Andrew
          Andrew June 30, 2014 at 5:19 pm . Reply

          No… I try to be optimistic but I can’t stand the idea of Roy Keane as assistant manager.

          1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath June 30, 2014 at 5:34 pm . Reply

            Nor me Andrew I also think if lamberk starts of poorly we have another shit cheap replacement to buy Lerner more time

          2. GIDDYVILLAN
            GIDDYVILLAN June 30, 2014 at 5:51 pm . Reply

            I was jesting Andy. 😉

          3. Andrew
            Andrew June 30, 2014 at 5:58 pm . Reply

            Also found out Michael Kennedy is Roy Keane’s Solicitor. Never good.

            Only good news is Robinson and Gardner officially signed new 2 year deals today.

          4. Andrew
            Andrew June 30, 2014 at 5:59 pm . Reply

            I figured Giddy, but this news… Just can’t make sarcastic jokes too. Too terrible.

    LANGFORDVILLA June 30, 2014 at 5:34 pm . Reply

    Cant see Bent and Keane being bessie mates 🙂
    Fuck off Lerner, the Villa is OURS!

      GIDDYVILLAN June 30, 2014 at 5:45 pm . Reply

      Mate I can’t see Keane getting on with anyone.

      1. Andrew
        Andrew June 30, 2014 at 6:04 pm . Reply

        That is the big problem. When players were cheering that he walked out, you know that there will be problems.

        There’s a huge difference between passion/kicking the players in the butt to get them motivated and ruling with an iron fist.

      2. Bill Pearson
        Bill Pearson June 30, 2014 at 6:07 pm . Reply

        Maybe the ideal partnership, because that prat Lambert cannot speak English,plus don’t understand football, and maybe we won’t get things like I thought we played well and should have won. Bloody idiot.

  10. tom
    tom June 30, 2014 at 7:20 pm . Reply

    Its like a bad joke our bloody team. An Irishmen , a scot and well there’s no English and they normally tend to be the ones who see sense or just think logically to make the other two looks like idiots or the pun of the joke. Good god i think i have it.

    and Englishman , Irishman and a scot all get offered a job at villa. The scot and the Irishman say yes please that sounds great. the Englishman doesn’t get an offer.
    12 months later Aston villa re relegated
    boom boom!

  11. sasa c
    sasa c June 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm . Reply

    It is an absolute disgrace, what is Lerner thinking? If you want tp sell your house it’s best to present it in good nick, not smash the windows and throw a burnt mattress on the front garden. Lerner you have let us all down more than you know. Lamberk, do the right thing and quit, how can those senior players that you isolated for so long now come back and back you, the dressing room, like the finances is fucked.

  12. jvillan
    jvillan June 30, 2014 at 10:56 pm . Reply

    aston villa you great club what has randy lerner done,in just 8 years he has run the club into the ground,8 years ago we had mellburg larsen bouma delaney barry berger jpangel baros bar benteke what have we got now,it was lerner telling mon to sell off players then give houillier 30 million then sack him,appoint mcleish give him 20 million and approve contracts given a 35 year old injury prone keeper a 5 year contract jenas 1 year loan deal in which he made 2 appearances,hutton he also sacked him after 1 year. so after losing court case with mon he signed ireland bent makoun given zog hutton for big money and bigger wages decides enough is enough appoints lambert with seemingly buy young cheap players and hope it works lambert has spent between 30/40 million with really benteke only success now no money signing cole and sendros april fool was months ago how much of villa can he sell definitely lerner worst chairman in world

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