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Post by Terry Derry on Sun May 08, 2016 11:12 pm

How the fuck is Riley still here? He has miserably failed at his job. A new manager won't want him. Why doesn't Axeman twat Hollis fuck him off. That slimy Wijeratna can go as well.
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by 4BetLite on Sun May 08, 2016 11:22 pm

Amen to that.
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by DelboyVilla on Mon May 09, 2016 9:03 am

Simply he is protected by Lerner.

Part of the Inbred Fucktard Crew!!!!!

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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by smetro on Mon May 09, 2016 9:15 am

His 'Mrs' is pretty high up in the finance dept apparently
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by Trotters on Mon May 09, 2016 9:45 am


There must be something going on because he's shit at his job - as illustrated by the club's disastrous league placing and points total - so the only reason not to fire him along with the others that were dismissed is because his wife works in accounts???

Er...so?

Is it a case of "fire me and certain financial irregularities will be made available to the authorities"?
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Post by smetro on Mon May 09, 2016 9:49 am

@Trotters wrote:
There must be something going on because he's shit at his job - as illustrated by the club's disastrous league placing and points total - so the only reason not to fire him along with the others that were dismissed is because his wife works in accounts???

Er...so?

Is it a case of "fire me and certain financial irregularities will be made available to the authorities"?

More likley she has an important part to play in the takeover....
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by Trotters on Mon May 09, 2016 9:59 am

Well, where's the fun in that? Very Happy
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by Dazzle on Mon May 09, 2016 2:09 pm

Whilst we're all having a pop at Riley, should we be berating him for the fact that Delph, Benteke, and Vlaar all contractually left? Should we completely berate him for being responsible for bringing Ayew, Gana, Amavi, etc to the club, players that most seem to think are actually quite decent? If we look at the players that have been poor this season we all look toward Lescott, Bacuna, Richards, Guzan, Agbonlahor etc.........none of which, I believe, were the responsibility of Riley? So I ask the question, are we being a little OTT with Riley?
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Post by Trotters on Mon May 09, 2016 3:00 pm

I don't think so. Almstadt and Fox sold Lerner on a malformed idea that Riley executed poorly. That he got part of it right is, to my mind, the equivalent of applauding a jigsaw puzzle with a third of the pieces forced into place and the other third lying around the floor.

Again, the source of all this failure was Lerner with his naivety and inability to properly see a project through. But if his eyes and ears had fucked off to Australia and back to University, how was/is Riley meant to do his job? If he is head of recruitment, maybe he needed to recruit some scouts that were actually scouting.

This MoneyBall idea, in theory, may have been sound. But in the real world it hasn't worked. And that failure has cost Lerner untold millions, has cost the club it's place amongst the English football elite and has caused no end of misery for the fans.

And a massive chunk of that failure lies with Riley, in my view. The failures far outweighs any positives, for me. And if these failures were enough to see the likes of Fox and Almstadt, then why not Riley? Well, as you say, he wasn't responsible for signing much of the absolute shit that have so badly let us down this season - and his appointments could be argued to be some of the better performers. But surely it's also his role to identify players that NEED replacing (I'm focusing more on the awful defence that has ultimately cost us) and get them replaced?

Whilst maybe not as culpable as Almstadt and certainly not in the same fuckery league as Fox and Lerner, he's only done half a job in my opinion.
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by NARLA24 on Mon May 09, 2016 9:06 pm

@DelboyVilla wrote:Simply he is protected by Lerner.

Part of the Inbred Fucktard Crew!!!!!
100% spot on with that statement
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by smetro on Tue May 10, 2016 9:48 am

@Dazzle wrote:Whilst we're all having a pop at Riley, should we be berating him for the fact that Delph, Benteke, and Vlaar all contractually left? Should we completely berate him for being responsible for bringing Ayew, Gana, Amavi, etc to the club, players that most seem to think are actually quite decent? If we look at the players that have been poor this season we all look toward Lescott, Bacuna, Richards, Guzan, Agbonlahor etc.........none of which, I believe, were the responsibility of Riley? So I ask the question, are we being a little OTT with Riley?

In a poor squad - some won't be as poor as others. Ayew has flickered briefly, and is the best of this lot. But he's no superstar imo.

The rest have delivered 3 wins all season - Id be relectant to describe any of them as 'quite decent' - due to the money sloshing around we might recoup what we paid.

In any case we had £50m to spend and we didn't sign the right players to stay in the division - if he is 'head of recruitment' than his 'head' must role.
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by FoxyAV on Tue May 10, 2016 10:12 am

@smetro wrote:
@Dazzle wrote:Whilst we're all having a pop at Riley, should we be berating him for the fact that Delph, Benteke, and Vlaar all contractually left? Should we completely berate him for being responsible for bringing Ayew, Gana, Amavi, etc to the club, players that most seem to think are actually quite decent? If we look at the players that have been poor this season we all look toward Lescott, Bacuna, Richards, Guzan, Agbonlahor etc.........none of which, I believe, were the responsibility of Riley? So I ask the question, are we being a little OTT with Riley?

In a poor squad - some won't be as poor as others. Ayew has flickered briefly, and is the best of this lot. But he's no superstar imo.

The rest have delivered 3 wins all season - Id be relectant to describe any of them as 'quite decent'  - due to the money sloshing around we might recoup what we paid.

In any case we had £50m to spend and we didn't sign the right players to stay in the division - if he is 'head of recruitment' than his 'head' must role.

I think Ayew has huge potential but he's having to do all the work himself. Our midfield has been too defensive and through the year we've consistently had players playing out of position and I'd be surprised if we've played the same starting 11 twice.
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by Terry Derry on Sun May 15, 2016 12:17 am

@Dazzle wrote:Whilst we're all having a pop at Riley, should we be berating him for the fact that Delph, Benteke, and Vlaar all contractually left? Should we completely berate him for being responsible for bringing Ayew, Gana, Amavi, etc to the club, players that most seem to think are actually quite decent? If we look at the players that have been poor this season we all look toward Lescott, Bacuna, Richards, Guzan, Agbonlahor etc.........none of which, I believe, were the responsibility of Riley? So I ask the question, are we being a little OTT with Riley?

Ask the Managers who have tried to do their job with him there.
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by Alf T on Sun May 15, 2016 5:18 am

'Tactics' Tim, let it be known through his media mates, that he had NO Say in recruitment, or the majority of it last summer.
Really-O-Riley was on the "Transfer Committee" or whatever Fox called it, and Fox said that the manager, 'Tactics' had the right to veto suggestions.

Whether he realised that or whether that's a false narrative, we can't know. Very Happy

But we do know that Really-O-Riley was involved in spotting and procuring future talent.
All last summer's "Transfer Committee" have gone, sacked or saught fresh challenges after trousering their pay-offs.

The Transfer Committe that brought in these players last summer - in excess of £50 million - is defunct, gone, DEAD.

Except Really-O-Riley.

How come ?


What other job is he being paid for, since we haven't transferred anyone since last summer -- what on earth is he doing
each and every day ?
How does he spend his time, earning his salary when we haven't bought in, one single player since the Window closed last August?

His input has been defunct, since last year... and his presence may endanger a new Manager joining so what is he doing? Watching You Tubes and free DVDs from agents? We don't have a new manager yet, nor new owners...if he has spent 9 months speculating on future transfers, surely a new manager and / or a new owner should have made his presence redundant to Lerner ?
If you are selling your house, you cancel the decorators before the gardeners.

Money down the drain...yet again.
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by Villa_Dan on Tue May 24, 2016 9:20 am

More good news
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by NARLA24 on Tue May 24, 2016 9:22 am

@Villa_Dan wrote:More good news
Hope this is true, He really is an incompetent dick.
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by DelboyVilla on Tue May 24, 2016 9:40 am

Fingers crossed it is good riddance to the useless cockwomble!

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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by Trotters on Tue May 24, 2016 9:43 am

"Xia and his team of advisors have discussed a future without Riley..."

And just how do the Birmingham Mail know this?

File under "I hope so but it's bullshit"
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by smetro on Tue May 24, 2016 9:51 am


Hope he goes - don't want a face for Remi Di Matteo to hide behind !!
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by DelboyVilla on Tue May 24, 2016 9:54 am

Trotts they seem to think they have the inside track on everything Villa ATM??

From Moyes to Riley I think they must have bugged Dr X office??

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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by Trotters on Tue May 24, 2016 9:56 am

For your next kids birthday party: "pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey" or, for the younger children "Make something up for the Birmingham Mail"
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by DelboyVilla on Tue May 24, 2016 10:53 am

They also are making a big deal about the fit and proper thing? They really do hate us!!

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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by Thinman on Tue May 24, 2016 11:27 am

I'm wondering whether Riley's continued and inexplicable presence was one of the reasons for Moyes turning us down.

Moyes arrives at VP and spots the little runt sitting at a desk playing Solitaire.

"What! Is he still here? I'm off".
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by Trotters on Tue May 24, 2016 12:11 pm

Riley would be the number one obstacle for any manager. They'll want control over player transfers and as soon as it gets pointed out we have a man for that then..... See ya!
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Re: Paddy Riley

Post by 4BetLite on Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:38 pm

Some rare footage here of Riley and Almstaadt practising their money ball expertise in France last year, watch carefully, they did get a dog in the end!

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