Date: 27th June 2018 at 1:35pm
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It’s not shaping up to be a good summer for either Aston Villa as a club or the fans who continue to show their support with a fantastic response to season ticket sales for the season for 2018/19 – despite Play-Off disappointment last year and despite financial disappointment this summer that could require us to sell off our playing assets to address what can only be called financial mismanagement as we staked everything on gaining promotion back to the Premier League in 2017/18.

Given the news and the updates we’ve had the last few weeks, well I say updates, there’s not a lot Villa can actually say until Dr Tony Xia turns his phone back on and is willing to communicate with the fans once again, but few won’t have made their thoughts and opinions clear on developments whether on this site, others or social media platforms.

And that brings us nicely to a little email from Gordonsleftboot yesterday afternoon.

“Message to Xia
I do not know what your financial position is. Like other fans I don’t know what the true position of the club is at the moment either. What I do know is that the uncertainty is hurting the club and the fans. You are clearly struggling with cash for one reason or another and you are running the risk of screwing up this season and several more. This club was NOT created for you. It has not been developed and loved to provide you with a living, a financial windfall or anything else. It was not formed and supported over the years for your benefit whatsoever.”

It’s with that in mind that Gordon went on to reference a point he’s already made in article comments in pieces we’ve carried.

If the ‘cash-strapped’ issue is owing to difficulties in getting money out of China following their changing of the rules after Xia had already bought the club, then surely wanting – as reported – to only attract other Chinese investment in the club would simply see us end up at exactly the same place further down the line.

“If you can’t get money out, then neither will others.”

So why is that seen as a sensible strategy to get us out of this hole?

There is ultimately only one real outcome in Gordon’s mind, and that’s a change of ownership where Xia will have to take a hit owing to the direction formulated that has now bitten us squarely on the bum.

“Either tell us that these stories are not true or sell to the best bidder out there. This does not mean the highest. You are running the risk of screwing up one of the greatest clubs in the game. Get a grip or get out.”

 

7 Replies to “An Angry Villa Fans Message To Dr Tony Xia – Get A Grip Or Get Out”

  • If the stories of a potential new owner are true, then presumably sale of the club extinguish cash flow problems? Financial Fair Play remains a problem obviously. However, I cannot see any new owners wanting our best assets (Grealish, Chester, Kodjia) to be sold at this stage? Prudence will still be the order of the day and I would not expect any outgoing transfer fees, but surely they would look to take stock and reassess in January? IMO new owners, properly checked out, is the ONLY answer to the mess the well intentioned Dr Xia has got us into

    • It would solve cash flow yes, but not whatever the FFP hole is. However, depending on what a sale dictates etc and strength of new owners bank account the quick fix of sponsorship comes onto the table again – and it’s not at the moment.

  • Add Bruce to list,because he escalated the payroll out of control,failed ship dead wood mercenaries out.
    Tactically inept, he will continue to with the same bankruptcy ideals of more Dads Army recruits.
    Sorry it’s over for two clowns who played Russian Roulette with the soul of AVFC. Never has the saying been
    so true. What goes round comes round. Xia, Bruce out now. The fans a proper board with a sound financial
    Structure and aman manager who does not by pass the academy for out dated players and tactics. God save
    AVFC From idiots

  • Grow up. Tony Xia is clearly a fan who wants to remain with Villa. He has fallen foul of stupid bureaucracy that dictate that he can’t spend his money where he wants to. Financial Fair Play stops wealthy owners investing in clubs and the Chinese government’s new export rules also prevent him from investing abroad.

    Those people who criticise should look at themselves. How many would be willing to pay double the cost of their season tickets to help villa out. How many would be willing to buy shares knowing they would never get their money back?

    Grow up and let Xia sort things out

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