New CEO maybe coming in: Surely no imminent sale?

It transpires that Randy Lerner was in the country today and while there were suggestions that maybe he was over here to sanction some much-needed transfer funds, someone in the previous thread called it spot on (ITK Lionheart? or a pure guess?) in that he was indeed here to have talks with a prospective new CEO, in Arsenal’s chief commercial manager, Tom Fox;”

Now it makes sense that we need a new CEO, but does it make sense that we would look to appoint one when there are suggestions that we’re close to being sold?
I’d suggest not, as if a sale was imminent, surely a prospective owner would want to look to bring his own man in?

Or could it be that Lerner is working with a prospective buyer and the latter wants Fox in?
I doubt it personally.

Which probably means that any dreams we might have had about a big fat transfer pot in this window have er, gone straight out of the window.
Ah well, it was a nice thought while it lasted.

As for Fox being American, I’m not sure if that means anything.


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  1. OriginalLondonLion August 23, 2014 at 12:20 am .

    Match day at last! I predict a bad-tempered game with Newcastle indulging in as much physical intimidation as they can get away with. With Pardew and Keane in either ear, I would not like to be the 4th official.

  2. Bill Pearson August 23, 2014 at 7:07 am .

    Morning all πŸ™‚ today’s the day, yes going to be a tough one Newcastle, a game of nervous players on that pitch, your right OLL a angry moment for both teams, we will know more about our side after the game you can bet your boots on it, anyone have idea who playing and whose not? . What’s up with our forecast today I’m going for a win, – 2-1 Villa.

    1. Hitchens 60 August 23, 2014 at 7:18 am .

      Morning Bill πŸ™‚ I see you’re going against all the pundits with a Villa win. Not beaten Newcastle in last three and only one win in last six (think that’s right) Newcastle lost last 6 on the road. Got draw written all over it so I’ll have to go 1-1. Hope I’m wrong and we manage a win.

      1. Bill Pearson August 23, 2014 at 7:30 am .

        Well its our team you have to think positive Hitchen60 just cannot wait for the game to start.

        1. Hitchens 60 August 23, 2014 at 7:38 am .

          True Bill; just got this horrible feeling! Probably a hangover from the last four years when putting two wins together was beyond us. Was Stoke another false dawn? A lot riding on today; hope the crowd keep the faith.

  3. Bill Pearson August 23, 2014 at 7:27 am .

    BWS your in one of them moods today I can see πŸ™‚ trying to get Oohah wound up , don’t think he does movies to busy going to the synagogue πŸ™‚

    1. GIDDYVILLAN August 23, 2014 at 8:07 am .


      1. Bill Pearson August 23, 2014 at 8:14 am .

        Wow 4-1 giddy now that’s a Vila fan. πŸ™‚

        1. GIDDYVILLAN August 23, 2014 at 8:27 am .

          Morning BILL our home form MUST improve Newcastle are slow starters in the season plus there another team like stoke that did the double over us last time.I feel this is a totally different VILLA now & do believe we’re no pushovers anymore now all they’ve got to do is prove my brave words are bang on.

          1. Bill Pearson August 23, 2014 at 8:31 am .

            I think we will win. Off now allotments , speak later got to be back for match yippee.

  4. Hitchens 60 August 23, 2014 at 8:57 am .

    Bill, Off down my allotment before match as well!! UTV

  5. Hitchens 60 August 23, 2014 at 9:04 am .

    Apparantly, Villa and Grealish in discussions over a new 5 year cotract – absolutely imperative we get him signed up and soon.

  6. OriginalLondonLion August 23, 2014 at 10:59 am .

    2-2. Villa scramble late equalizer after Magpies down to 10 men.

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