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A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by deadbuzzardalive on Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:57 pm

I'm not expecting him to buy a Chinese club (not from the top league anyway, as that would probably cost more than it did to buy Villa).

But I wouldn't be surprised if at some point, like with India, we set up academies in that country. And maybe even buy a stake in one of their teams, or partner up some other way.

He said the other day that they're also looking into possibly expanding into Australia as well.

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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by smetro on Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:34 pm

I think his next venture should be a used mobile phone franchise - throwing in tablet and laptop repairs .....can't think of a name now ........Tony's Tech Troubles ..perhaps ?
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by 4BetLite on Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:54 pm

@deadbuzzardalive wrote:I'm not expecting him to buy a Chinese club (not from the top league anyway, as that would probably cost more than it did to buy Villa).

But I wouldn't be surprised if at some point, like with India, we set up academies in that country. And maybe even buy a stake in one of their teams, or partner up some other way.

He said the other day that they're also looking into possibly expanding into Australia as well.

America I think he was quoted as being another market he would be interested in. Once all set up, it will be an outlet for underperformers and undesirables. I would imagine that dealing with the shite5 would be a piece of cake if we controlled another 5 clubs.
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by AstonThriller on Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:17 am

@smetro wrote:

Fair play to him.

He might not have the wealth we hoped for - but he seems to be leaving no stone unturned to promote us and make us a global super club. Will it work ? - not sure - but its great to have someone at the helm who cares and tries things.

Now for that £10m striker Tony !

And at the same time he MIGHT have the wealth we hoped for. It's all speculation right now but going by his own words "I'm a lot more than a dollar billionaire"..then I probably wouldn't bet against him right now.

Personally I think the writing is on the wall. His connections to the Chinese government are proven. He's friends with the president (employed his cousin), works with several government officials on projects and Steve Hollis claimed the Chinese government were involved. People laughed at me when I brought it up but lets be honest here...how many normal "business men" have access to the Indian government? I mean just think about that for a second!!...Xia isn't normal and the people behind him are clearly big hitters imo...that's why he was able to make the statements he did "top three in the world" and appoint champions league quality staff even though we're in the championship.
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by AstonThriller on Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:28 am

As for the markets they want to build in. From what I remember it was India, America, Australia, China and Spain (second division side). I hope they also look at investing in Africa (Arsenal have an academy in South Africa) , South America and the Caribbean.

The more networks the club has the better it will be both for the brand and the scouting system.
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by TheVillansOfAston on Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:31 am

This from a "Villa Fan" on twitter going by the name Keith Villan

https://twitter.com/keithvillan/status/757618857456627712

And i just love his use of the word Your instead of You're, he obviously excelled at English grammar in school.

And another:
https://twitter.com/AVFCTransTweet/status/757665583966089216
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by AstonThriller on Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:35 am

That keith fella is an absolute twat who has been banging that anti Xia drum from the moment the takeover was announced. Personally I have suspicions he's merely WUM pretending to be a Villa fan. Him and IanRobo are just gone in the head...it's as simple as that. Shelly to her credit has calmed down but those two still remain in a fantasy land.
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Post by TheVillansOfAston on Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:49 am

Its quite pathetic that even now after he has passed all required tests from both leagues he is still being scrutinised, and his credentials still being doubted, and this from a so called one of our own. Have wankers like this really got nothing else to occupy their sad little lives with.
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by Trotters on Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:25 am

My issue with the takeover was with the other two blokes in the boardroom.

So far so good though. The only bit of a stumble was with Xia and the Jimmy Savile tweets but it's harsh to criticise a bloke for being massively enthusiastic and willing to communicate with the fans only to come unstuck a little because of a twat.

So the likes of twat, Keith and Ian Robo (and our own @Alf T - although he could always say that he knew Xia was a good egg but listened to his wife too closely) have put themselves in such a negative place that the only way out now will be Xia's complete failure.

That could be a long long time.
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by Villa_Dan on Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:11 pm

Only a minor thing but did anyone else see someone tweeted Tony saying he couldn't sort out his subscription to AVTV due to an error message and Tony sent it to Wyness to get it sorted.

Just a nice touch to actually have someone this proactive with the fans.
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by Trotters on Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:25 pm

And that'll happen until people start taking the piss asking him to sponsor their kid in the three legged race at school, ask for free season tickets or the name of his favourite rub & tug palour in Beijing.

The twitter time bomb is a-ticking.
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Post by avfc85 on Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:07 pm

The Lerner regime was extremely drab and then we get a chairman who actually communicates directly with fans and you get imbecile's already trying to ruin that, I feel really bad how some of our fans are morons.
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by 4BetLite on Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:26 pm

I cannot recall seeing anyone serious on Xia's twitter feed and no comments or links to the official Villa feed (I haven't gone through the lot), which begs the question, is it a fake account?

One for the detectives on here to solve.

Who thinks its real and who thinks its fake?

The winner gets a night out with the purist ;-)
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by deadbuzzardalive on Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:35 pm

It's real because the official site follows him and I'm pretty sure they also welcomed him on to twitter on their own twitter 'feed'. Plus he announced the Indian press conference and provided photos on there before anywhere else. And of course it has the blue tick.

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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by 4BetLite on Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:40 pm

@deadbuzzardalive wrote:It's real because the official site follows him and I'm pretty sure they also welcomed him on to twitter on their own twitter 'feed'. Plus he announced the Indian press conference and provided photos on there before anywhere else. And of course it has the blue tick.

That was solv-ed quick,  well done Columbo
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by deadbuzzardalive on Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:42 pm

Has anyone noticed how on his twitter it says he's 'Owner and Chairman of Aston Villa Football Club' but it doesn't state that he's owner of Recon group, only 'Chairman and CEO of RECON Group'.

Also he's changed his location from Beijing to Birmingham.

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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by Trotters on Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:23 am

Interesting. So either an oversight or he's only part owner of RECON???
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by BillytheKid on Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:23 pm

Yeah of course he is only part owner the other owner's are Wang and the Chinese PM, obvious imo Dancing Banana Very Happy
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by Thinman on Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:57 pm

Xia says we must be patient.

Frankly NO.

We've been patient for over 5 years. We want revolution.
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by TheVillansOfAston on Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:04 pm

https://twitter.com/Dr_TonyXia/status/760096315808165889

This is hilarious lol!
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by 1Elliot on Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:10 pm

@TheVillansOfAston wrote:https://twitter.com/Dr_TonyXia/status/760096315808165889

This is hilarious lol!

He's talked the talk time to get the cheque book out & walk the walk Scarf Waving
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by Villa_Dan on Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:16 pm

@TheVillansOfAston wrote:https://twitter.com/Dr_TonyXia/status/760096315808165889

This is hilarious lol!

Best thing he's come out with.

Now get those signings done!
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by The Utterer on Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:16 pm

Well Ian Holloway dislikes Villa anyway ever since we wouldn't pay over the odds for one of his overrated players when he was at Blackpool. Sour grapes nothing more.
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by Boldfinger on Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:41 pm

Charlie Adam I think it was ... And he said he would only sign for a big club , prat.
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Re: A hovercraft of eels...it's the Tony Xia thread.

Post by Trotters on Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:49 am

That was a poor tweet from Xia. It was unprofessional and certainly less than what I expect from a man who has proper world experience. I know he was probably pissed off by what he read from Holloway and, on top of tweets from the doubters, tweeted something that was very poorly worded.....


....he forgot to call him a sugarbag!

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