Date: 22nd August 2006 at 5:01pm
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Rumours are growing that AV06, fronted by Padfield QC, are about to pull out of the takeover race for Aston Villa.

Michael Neville must also be close to declaring an end of interest.

That leaves Randy Lener (RAL) the clear favourite to be able to complete his takeover at £5.47 per share unless the other – non talked about group – do put a bid in today or tomorrow. As every hour passes, that looks less and less likely, so things could be getting very close for Aston Villa to declare new owners.

 

13 Replies to “AV06 To End Interest In Aston Villa?”

  • Apparently their is a group interested in buying Newcastle, maybe they are switching to the geordies.

  • This is very good news if true. Randy and MON need a clear run to lift Villa to where they belong. All the bid would do would be to delay our development and stop us getting new players before the deadline.

  • I hope when AV06 do withdraw journalists will confront Padfield and demand to know just what the hell they have all been playing at for the past three weeks and could His Honour please confirm that he is in fact a f****n d***o, allegedly?

  • Any news on shareholdersa returns to date?
    Any chance of the deal being done pre-transfer dealine?

  • If he doesn’t bid then i really want to know what the Judge was doing by making all those comments in the papers…why bother? What was the point?? Maybe he was paid by Doug to try to get more cash out of Randy?!

  • It is very much hoped by most Villans I would think, that these rumours prove to have a foundation. I can personally see nothing to be gained by AV06 continuing their ‘attempts’ to bid against Randy Lerner, and maybe the depth of feeling and support that

  • why is everyone so opposed to the padfield bid. It seems unlikley now that we will get players in before deadline (and one/two players for this season is very short term vision indeed) why dont we welcome all bids and discuss/investigate to find the best?

  • tylervilla, there is no padfield bid, people can’t judge a group via press comments. At present there is only one official bid on the table, with luck that is how it will remain and we’ll have new owners by the end of the week. IF there were more bids,

  • Ok but didnt they comlain that Ellis was not helping and that they were not getting the info they needed to prepare a bid, this could be the reason for the delay (as the bidding doc obviously requires some serious prep). I am more than happy with Randy –

  • The deadline for a counter offer ends at midnight tonight, so fingers crossed everyone. Hopefully MON will have 5 days or so to spend Randy’s money

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