New name in the Aston Villa frame and I'd quite like him

I told myself that I wasn't going to get involved with all the new owner speculation, but I can't help myself because it turns out that a controversial Kazakh-born property mogul has emerged as the “front-runner” to buy the mighty Aston Villa.

And you know what, I don't really care. The owner, just like players, are transient figures and even if I don't care, I'd quite like Tevfik Arif to buy the club. He's clearly a self made man, a bit of a lad and willing to do what it takes to get the job done.


And while this may very well just be my opinion, but one I've stuck by since 2006, Lerner was only ever here for the opportunity of money. Sure, he wanted success, because he knew that success on the pitch meant more money, but he was never willing to do what was necessary.

Randy Lerner was another Doug Ellis, in so much that he wouldn't take the necessary risks.

And to top it all off, do we think all other owners are clean and haven't don't anything that maybe they shouldn't have? So what if Tevfik Arif is a little naughty. He got the business done.

And that is all I have to write on this subject today. We needed a new post and there is nothing else going on. I just hope whoever it is, it gets done soon.