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The new board of directors

Post by Trotters on Wed May 18, 2016 11:32 pm

Whilst we welcome Tony Xia to the club as chairman, some of the names connected to him with a view to running the Villa are a little concerning.

Wyness seems to be absolutely hated by Everton fans and Samuelson (no, I don't know either) fairs little better.

It's a shame that Bernstein and King got stroppy and didn't stick around. Them and Xia would have been quite something!

As it stands, the first two names seem hot favourites to come on board. What is it they do? What is it they've done in the past?

Will Damien Comolli come in and will HE pick the manager?

As we've found over the last 5 or 6 years, if we don't get it right at boardroom level, it's not going to go right for us on the pitch.

The next few weeks will be just as interesting as the last few.
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Synopsis on Thu May 19, 2016 12:06 am

The pictures from Xia's webio certainly seems to indicate he already has his board picked out and everything is now just a matter of passing the relevant football league hurdles.

Will be interesting to see if Riley is finally fucked off in favour of a proper DoF and who it turns out to be in both this position and the managers seat and how much backing they're provided with in their first window
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by rosco77 on Thu May 19, 2016 12:51 am

Also don't forget both King and Bernstein left because of Lerner. Lerner no more so there is a very, very, small window of opportunity here. I agree that it looks like he has his chosen already but stranger things have happened.
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Trotters on Thu May 19, 2016 5:24 am

I notice on one of the tops is the name "Cook" (well, we can only see 'ook'). I hope to hell that's not referring to Garry Cook. Not only an absolute bell-end, but a bluenose bell-end.



The names connected with Xia so far are a little worrying. A quick search of twitter will tell you that Everton fans don't think much of the Wyness/Samuelson paring...














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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Trotters on Thu May 19, 2016 5:38 am

I've absolutely no idea what's going on in this work meeting today lol!


The other name I can see in that photo of Xia in the changing rooms is "Banfill". A google hunt reveals that he's linked with Chris Samuelson through this company (scroll down). http://socfin.gi

This is part of what they specialise in:
Debt and equity financing and restructuring ♣ Sale and purchase of clubs, primarily football/soccer in Europe and the Americas ♣ Due diligence on clubs on behalf of buyers ♣ Stadium and academy naming rights, shirt & kit sponsorship ♣ Sourcing players with particular emphasis on Latin America, Africa and continental and Eastern Europe.

Here's a screenshot. I'm starting to think they maybe only advised Big T on the takeover rather than being potential board members.



Under that part of the website is this statement:

Socfin congratulates Robert Sarver, Andy Kohlberg and Steve Nash on concluding their transaction to acquire Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, a deal introduced and arranged by Socfin.
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Trotters on Thu May 19, 2016 5:50 am

While I was on google I had a look at how to pronounce Xia.

It's "Show" as in "Shower of shit" rather than "Gabby put on quite a show"
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Joppe84 on Thu May 19, 2016 5:57 am

Not remotely bothered. Lets see how the dice rolls.
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Trotters on Thu May 19, 2016 7:10 am

You are bothered. I think you're bothered how people pronounce YOUR name.

Is it Jop, jopp-ee, yoppee or "free beer"
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by 4BetLite on Thu May 19, 2016 7:37 am

I'm of the opinion that the shot of the Doctor and samuelson with named shirts is the team that put the deal together, the Doctor has been named chairman already and I'm hoping that a football board is yet to be decided.

I would love the Board that Hollis assembled to run this club.
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by smetro on Thu May 19, 2016 8:33 am

@4BetLite wrote:I'm of the opinion that the shot of the Doctor and samuelson with named shirts is the team that put the deal together, the Doctor has been named chairman already and I'm hoping that a football board is yet to be decided.

I would love the Board that Hollis assembled to run this club.

I t was lost in the excitement yesterday. But I wonder now if Bernstein and King jumped the gun - was Dr Tony looking for some experienced people to run the club - why couldn't that have been Bernstein and king ?

With regards to wyiness - directors chairman, are rarely popular - he seems to have taken some tough decisions which we have lacked over the last few years. Plus he's fat and bald so he gets a tentative thumbs up from me....
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Trotters on Thu May 19, 2016 8:36 am

Socfin look to only put people and finances together and, from what I've read of the Everton sites, it was their failure to sell that brought about the ire of toffees fans.

Like you, 4Bet, I'd love to see Bernie and King back.

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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Trotters on Thu May 19, 2016 4:07 pm

In his interview with Ron Toss (I think it was him anyway), Hollis was asked if he's sticking around on the board.

His answer was that it was inappropriate to respond to that as he's still working on finalising the deal on behalf of Lerner.

But it sounded very much like he was keen on hanging around!
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Wriggle on Mon May 23, 2016 9:33 am

Just looking at that picture again and I wonder who the other names on the shirts are? Numbers 6, 10 and 11??
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by 4BetLite on Mon May 23, 2016 9:43 am

6.....
Garry Cook is a British sports executive, having worked for Manchester City between 2008 and 2011 and Nike between 1996 and 2008. Cook currently works for the mixed martial arts organisation the UFC. Has a wiki page, checkable!
10.....
Jamie Banfill
Patner at Socfin with Chris Samuelson, not much known.
11.....
Is the guy standing in the pic, I do not know his name.
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by 4BetLite on Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:58 pm

The new board of Aston Villa to be announced shortly after the FL gave the green light to Wyness and Co......

here
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by 4BetLite on Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:39 pm

Looks like our CEO has a sense of humour.....
here
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Trotters on Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:38 am

[punctuation nazi] That's a poorly constructed tweet for a CEO [/punctuation nazi]
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by 4BetLite on Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:54 pm

My first impressions of Tracy Gu are wow, welcome to the club ding ding ding DONG.


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Re: The new board of directors

Post by 4BetLite on Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:25 pm

and when will Ellison be announced?
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Fpuppys on Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:11 pm

@4BetLite wrote:and when will Ellison be announced?

Give it rest, he's backing Wolves now Drumroll Please
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Joppe84 on Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:14 pm

@4BetLite wrote:My first impressions of Tracy Gu are  wow, welcome to the club ding ding ding DONG.



FFS now we're feeling all Randy.
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by 4BetLite on Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:39 pm

@Joppe84 wrote:
@4BetLite wrote:My first impressions of Tracy Gu are  wow, welcome to the club ding ding ding DONG.



FFS now we're feeling all Randy.

don't mention that fuckwit ever again
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Re: The new board of directors

Post by Joppe84 on Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:26 pm

Exactly. You're to blame!
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