Patrick Collins of the Sunday Mail is a writer I greatly admire and many times totally agree with but in tonight’s Mail and comment piece he has got a factual bit of information over Aston Villa totally wrong.
In the article after England’s exit he places a lot of the blame on the foreign owners and their money making attempts and says
What does Abramovich of Chelsea care about the team of another nation? What does the England side mean to the Sheik at Manchester City, or the Glazers at United, or Lerner at Villa?
They are running businesses from which they hope to turn a profit or generate prestige.
They wish England well, just as they hope that tomorrow might be a nice day. But they will do nothing to further the cause of the national team.
How wrong about Randy could he be or it shows based in London he has no awareness of what Randy is. I do not need to correct the facts for Villa fans but here goes for those he may not know.
Randy is a confirmed Anglophile from the time he studied at Oxford and worked at MBNA at Chester. He sought out an English club to own because of this and picked us because we represented the best traditions of English football. So from the time he brought us we saw what he has done preserving the tradition and making us what we used to be. On top of this he has also
– spent millions on building a traditional farmhouse close to Bodymoor Heath
– donated £5m to the Tate gallery
For Villa we have spent money on a core of English players in the team and of course sent three to the world cup with Young, Gabby, Downing you would imagine itching to be in the future squads before long. At youth level he spent £8m on a the training ground bringing in all the latest technology in order to produce home grown English based quality talent and we are seeing this now with Clark, Delfounesno and Albrighton as quality ENGLISH talent for the future.
Is that really the actions of
But they will do nothing to further the cause of the national team
please go onto the article link and leave your sensible comments for them to read and I have asked he withdraws Randy name.