Date: 11th June 2018 at 4:00pm
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We re-tweeted an article by SupChina columnist Mark Dreyer about Tony Xia at the weekend.

The reporter used to work for Sky Sports but now spends his time writing about sport in China. His description of Xia and his summary of the current situation of Villa is very disturbing:

Fans on Twitter were very concerned by the characterisation of the owner in the article:


There are major questions that need to be answered by the current ownership. Dreyer makes clear he was concerned about Xia even before he became owner because he was a complete unknown in business circles.

On top of that, Sky Sports confirmed late last week that the club refused to pay for Playoff final suits as they were not willing to spend £20k. If they couldn’t afford that then, how are they going to pay the £5m that is needed for the payroll and taxes at the end of the month?

There are major concerns where the money will come from, with Sky also reporting that last month’s wage bill was paid by persuading Burnley to pay an early £3.5m instalment on the signing of Ashley Westwood.

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