And here we go again.
What I know about the current takeover talk:
— Vital Villa (@VitalVilla) June 4, 2018
An early reaction:
Just what we don't want, more upheaval!#nosmokewithoutfire
— angela worley (@villa4ever29) June 4, 2018
Yup, as always, I have my ear to the ground! To be fair, this wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest. Tony Xia bought the club for a good price, at a low point and no doubt took advice and thought he could get Aston Villa straight back up, or up within two seasons to the land of milk and honey (that’s the Premier League in case you were wondering, where they play £ootball !). He’d then have either thought there was some good money to be made being in the Premiership with the ever increasingly lucrative (and ridiculous) TV deals OR that he’d be able to sell us on at a good profit.
I know some worship the fella because he tweets (communication is important and one of the major failings of the previous owner, which is a shame because if he had communicated properly, perceptions might well have been slightly different. I digress……….) but for me and many I’ve spoken to, it is a watching brief. Only history tells you if an owner is ‘for real’, good, bad or indifferent.
There is an ongoing discussion about our owner in the Tony Xia forum thread
Oh, I guess I’d best link to the actual rumour. Sunsports understands current Villa owner Dr Tony Xia is ready to sell after failing to win Premier League promotion. I thought it was Sky Sports who understand things, now I’m confused! I’ll try it. Vital Villa and especially The Fear understands…… err, well. Nothing really in modern $ootball, I’m just along for the claret and blue ride.
You can read the report yourself, if you aren’t keen on clicking onto The Sun, then basically it says fitness entrepreneur and former football agent Matt Southall is heading up a consortium that includes ex-Blackburn director of football and operations, Paul Senior. They pontificate that Xia would accept around and about what he paid for the club… £60m.