Date: 26th July 2006 at 8:50pm
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Yet more developments and at the moment, I want to stay calm and level headed until the full facts are out.

Randy Lerner has pulled out of the race to buy Aston Villa, before putting in a bid, following a day of meetings.

The reason?

Doug Ellis.

Doug is trying to play people off against each other and this is what the result is.

The facts should become clear over the next day or so, we’ve certainly asked the Lerner advisers to go public on exactly what Doug Ellis has managed to mess up for Aston Villa.

You see, no matter how exciting things might get, you have to account for the Ellis Factor.

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again, Beware The Menace of B6.


24 Replies to “Lerner Pulls OUT Of Villa Approach”

  • Hang on in there yanks Ellis is an old ***** but if you are the businessmen you are supposed to be tough it out Please

  • I think I prefer the idea of the Neville bid anyway and he knows what he’s up against with Doug and has done the due diligence. In addition, he understands what part football plays in the life of a football fan and the role it played in english culture.

  • What a complete W*****R if he messes it up this time. Woe betide him if he does….

  • Its not really a suprise that he has done this, he was probably looking for an extra 250 in his pocket. Penny wise pound foolish!

  • typical Ellis was involved in this… must be old age turning him into a greedy old man.

    i can just imagine the headlines tommorrow “Tight Doug forces Randy to pull out at last minute”

  • VOTN I hear what you are saying but I will take any investment, Lerner has not struck me as a loose interest guy. Doug I am sure played silly buggars thinking he was the belle of the ball. I hope this is a tactic, a man of his stature does not visit for

  • never felt comfortable with the lerner bid…whats his motive…i think long term we will be better with the neville bid.

  • What worries me is if Lerner has pulled out for good with no intention of coming back in, what if something happens to the Neville bid with Dougs dilly dallying. Neville said it has to happen quickly or not at all.
    Now thw Athole Still coming out of Vill

  • It must be Neville now. I favoured the American bid , now I favour the ABE bid (ANYONE BUT ELLIS).

  • Hold on there folks….. How serious was Randy anyway? Yesterday this forum was stating that Randy was going to bid. I questioned this info yesterday. As it turns out I was right to question it. Your info was inaccurate. If Ellis has stuffed then how can

  • Yet Randy has “pulled out” without actually putting in an “official”bid. With a little more time I have shelved the disappointment of the initial news and now fervently hope “the lifelong Villa fan” and his consortium is successful as one would hope they

  • We all know full well, although with all of the excitement we may have overlooked the fact, that Ellis will conduct all discussions with prospective suitors, with a view to getting whats best for Doug Ellis, not what’s best for Aston Villa Football Club.

  • Whats the betting that Lerner has pulled out because ellis wants to remain in some capacity at AVFC. There are rumours that Neville will let ellis stay on in some sort of role so Ellis will accept his bid. Ellis is a complete W****R.

  • I can’t agree with you glensider. Ellis paid what?, some like 500,000 for his share of Villa and he is being offered 60 mill +. He will sell but I do believe he wants to leave a legacy behind that states he did his best whether we agree or disagree. He is

  • It would be a turn up for the books if Lerner decided to back Neville seeing as they both want the samething. Is this a possibility or has Lerner decided he’d prefer something a bit more Londonish?

  • It seems obvious to me why he has pulled out. The asking price at £70 mill + is ridiculously high. Neville is using all his resources to get control. He will then try to bluff his way from there. Does that remind you od someone else. He’s already started.

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