Date: 20th July 2018 at 4:13pm
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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: https://www.avfc.co.uk/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassef_Sawiris   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.

And https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes_Edens

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 https://www.avfc.co.uk/ 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…

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6 Replies to “These Two New Owners Are Serious Players – It’s Actually Quite Breathtaking”

  • Respect to you Dr. One thing about villa that stands out. When you have ties with villa you will also have access to the future king of England. When Randy was selling I was scared. But I had a feeling Dr would pull off a gem

  • does anyone actually know whats been invested? all this 40/50 billion means squat if they only put 50 mill in does it not??.. we still have to make money before we can spend any

  • Looks good to me. March 2019 we need to balance books for ffp. Then we got 3 years to get back. Get rid of Bruce now and start building the foundations. The future is bright.

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