Date: 16th August 2006 at 10:18am
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Our latest poll asks if it is time for Michael Neville to retire gracefully from the takeover race?

I’ve spoken with Michael Neville, he comes over as a good guy. So my suggestion, and I will pass it on to him today, is to step aside now.

He was quoted a few weeks back saying he would love his group to be successful (and I don’t doubt that for a second) BUT if another group come in he will wish them the best as he just wants the best for Aston Villa.

Well, I think it is time to wish the new guys luck, step aside and have the thanks of many fans for acting as one of the catalysts for the current wind of change.

I for one think he has been working his nuts off to try to raise the right money, to try to get into Villa and to try to restore this mighty club of ours. It hasn’t quite worked out, but you can’t blame a man for trying, I’d rather have people trying and failing, than not trying at all.

But now we have a group with serious money, have had a bid endorsed by the board, have the right plans for AVFC, it is time for Michael to take a very well earnt rest, I know he has stuck his neck out doing this and the time spent on this will have cost him a great deal of money and other business opportunities.

So thanks Michael, sit back, relax and enjoy the new season!?

What do you think? Let us know in the latest poll and in article comments.

 

11 Replies to “Should Michael Neville Pull Out Now?”

  • I voted yes, but thanx for trying. I think he has come in for way too much undeserved criticism on this forum for the past few weeks. He was the catalyst for other bidders to come out of the woodwork, I have no doubt about that. And if I was in his pos

  • Any life long Villa fan wants whats best for the club, and what’s best for the club is what’s best for the fans. Any by the looks of the polls the Villa fans are getting Randy…

  • I think we should be thankful for the Neville bid. I believe that by going public with his offer, (not the comer bros ****up) it has forced the hand of the watching parties as has Mr Lerner’s bid. AV06 is suggesting that it is coming up with a £70 million

  • Really when you look at all that has happened over the last year, Neville has been a massive catalyst, along with DOL in making the team look even worse than it is!!

    So Neville must be applauded, I’d gladly want all to step aside and let Lerner takeove

  • Im more worried about this av06 mob they are gonna fu**ing ruin the whole thing by sticking their noses in!!!!!

  • Would it not be more relevant at this time, given the reports about Padfield and AV06, to be asking if they too should stand aside and let Lerner and O’Neill get on with the job of making Villa great again? By my thinking Padfield has had 12 months to p

  • I agree with most of the comments made before and am really only writing this to add weight to whoever may read this site. If Randy reads it, then ‘Welcome, Sir, please proceed with all haste.’ Padfield is not a fan of the Villa, Micheal Neville has shown

  • Michael Neville has achieved probably everything and more than he initially could ever have hoped to achieve. He will be remembered for his part in the revolution that eventually brought about the abdication of Ellis, but now is the time for him to hold h

  • Well done Michael for stirring it up to the point of actually getting a bid on the table. Thanks for that, now let’s get behind Randy AND PUT THE PAST BEHIND AND ALL MOVE FORWARD WITH MON!!

  • I kind of believe that Neville was never seriouly in the game anyway. I think Ellis saw him as a bunny and used him to generate some interest. I think Neville would of earned more respect if he had been a bit more circumspect with his comments to the pres

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