Date: 20th July 2018 at 4:13pm
Written by:

A collective sigh of relief after all the doom and gloom of the summer hearing that Xia has managed to bring in investors to take the controlling stake. It’s saved his bacon and more importantly, ours.

Still, I guess we need to look at who the new owners are.

Good video that, nicely found by the twitter channel The Villa Wiki

Gregg from the Birmingham Mail had tweeted earlier the deal was about to be done with an Egyptian, as always I added my wisdom to his information

And just as I was typing away, Villa have done a five things on the owners, seems silly to repeat (me, being lazy? I resent your accusations) but it does make for good reading:   I have to say, although I’m not the best at maths (math for our American readers) he does look like he’s worth a penny or two.


Both have close ties to the sports industry which is a great thing to know.  They obviously have intent, the due diligence was done quick smart, the bid lodged, the deal done.  Some of these deals take weeks and even months.

And Wes has experience of co-owning a club, again, great news.  As Wiki says Edens is a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, a National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise based in MilwaukeeWisconsin, along with Marc Lasry.

It is right to be excited by this, I know we have to remain realistic as we’ve been bitten twice now, but third time lucky perhaps? The 5 things on really does show these two are serious players. Very serious players. Look at the figures involved, the contacts they have, the experience they both bring. It’s actually, after a few months of massive worry, quite breathtaking.

And a few reactions from that there twittersphere

This could be stunning. Please, please, please, don’t let us down.

Join in the debate on the takeover here…

Vital Villans, we have changed the commenting system so you can login and stay logged in (as opposed to forever having to put your details in). Hopefully this works better. Apologies for the delay in sorting. To comment, just login and off you go. You can also join us in the 100% Villa forum here… Any problems, email ]]

Click for the forum

Comments are closed.