It’s a complaint that’s often been aimed at Randy Lerner over the last couple of years and one that seems to have raised itself again today.
Randy Lerner is way too silent and never comes out with a statement of intent or ambition.
Well, ok he did a while back via his mouthpiece Paul Faulkner.
It rattled on about our aim for European football and hoped for us to be moving on to even higher levels.
All total rubbish, given that we pay peanuts as wages in the scheme of the Premier league and don’t even pay the transfer fees that get put forward in the papers, if you believe Paul Lambert.
So, given that most thought Paul Faulkner was talking through his behind, would we be really be more inclined to believe the words if they were to actually come from the owner’s mouth?
And anyway, would Lerner say anything other than everything’s rosy in the Claret and Blue garden?
Maybe he’d say something like “we’re cutting back severely for x seasons, then we’ll go again”?
Is that want we’d want to hear? I doubt it personally.
So to be honest, I can fully understand why he keeps his mouth shut. He has absolutely nothing to gain.
If he promises the world and we fail (which we surely would), he ends up looking a total mug and becomes an even bigger target for derision than he already is.
And if he tells the truth, in that we’re in a period of austerity, even more will be calling for him gone if he can’t fulfill the fan’s ambitions.
No, it just isn’t going to happen, is it?
So we have to accept that Lerner’s silence is going to continue, at least for the short term.
Until a time where actions become louder than any words.
And he seriously invests again, with a decent manager who doesn’t have to work on a shoestring budget.