Aston Villa Forum · 15 comments
Aston Villa takeover on the cards
I'm excited and pleased because it seems that Randy Lerner is getting ready to sell the club for around 200 million in the summer. Although the mystery bidder or bidders haven't been revealed its said to be Americians that want to take the club forward in the same way Liverpool was taken forward by FSG. The only condition is that they will only buy if we keep our premier league status which we should achieve with a couple more draws. Not saying we can win the league or even get in the top 4 because the competition is killed off by money unless your one of the lucky clubs above the big glass ceiling in the Premiership. We won't be able to compete with Chelsea and Man City just buying trophies with there billionaire's and we can't compete with Liverpools, Arsenals and Man U's commercial power. But the Stadium training ground and fan base is all there. If the club just had the right owner to take us forward we could become a force at the right end of the table again. We're a similar sized club if not bigger than Everton if you look at the history of the clubs. I just want a team that is exciting to watch, wins its fair share of games and doesn't get @rse raped by sh!t teams every other week. Then renewing my season ticket will seem worth it again.
Of course I won't really belive it until it actually happens but its clear that Randy Lerner lost interest in taking the club forward when he sold off our best players and MON walked in 2010. The recent statement released by Lerner in not denying the sale, saying things will be decided at the end of the season and adding all the rumours circulating Villa fans are getting excited.
I've just heard the names Bob Simpson and Ray Davis the Amercian billionaires that own the Texas Rangers.