It seems we’re being hit with the full gamut of rumours today.
First off, Paul Lambert has supposedly been sacked, which has come from two different sources, according to the previous thread.
And it’s also been sort of confirmed that Mr Lerner has already sold, with the buyers maybe being Red Bull, although nothing is known for certain.
So why am I totally underwhelmed?
Because it’s all heresay and I don’t believe a word of it, in all honesty.
There is one line I did believe though and it’s the one that said “Villa park is in total lockdown wrt anything coming out” (or similar).
Because Mr Lerner doesn’t do his business in public and he’ll be the only one who knows, along with maybe Paul Faulkner, at the most.
And if only one other knows, it isn’t going to be hard to know who any “leaker” is, is it?
So what am I saying here?
Basically, ignore any of this tripe, is what it boils down to.
It’s silly season down the Villa and will be until Mr Lerner comes out with a definitive statement.
Talking of silly season, that brings me onto footballers.
I see Chris Sutton has just been declared bankrupt, apparently because of a spread betting foreign currency thing. For a massive £50,000.
Now if that was me, it’d be serious money.
But it isn’t and we’re talking about footballers who are on big money. In this case, probably about a month’s wages.
Spread betting is a big gamble, seeing as it tends to be heavily leveraged, but would £50k really be enough to bankrupt a top level footballer? I doubt it, myself.
And then we have David James, who’s apparently wasted £20 million in his career.
To think we’re basically paying their wages!