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Author Topic: New CEO appointed - Christian Purslow  (Read 54605 times)

Offline eamonn

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Re: New CEO appointed - Christian Purslow
« Reply #525 on: August 13, 2019, 04:05:38 PM »
Need Dave Cooper back.

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Re: New CEO appointed - Christian Purslow
« Reply #526 on: August 13, 2019, 05:11:04 PM »
He certainly did his best to market the club, I was impressed.  He gives me the impression that he isn't a man that would easily be walked over.

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Re: New CEO appointed - Christian Purslow
« Reply #527 on: August 13, 2019, 06:30:30 PM »
For years I've been frustrated at the way Villa have been run.  Irritants included lack of discernable transfer strategy, lack of clear playing style and tactics,  signing older journeyman players with no resale value on high wages and long contracts,  signing late in the window so no settling in time, poor scouting network, dinosaur managers whose idea of tactics is to shuffle the pack or tell players to roll their sleeves up.  We weren't the only ones, far from it,  but I'd watch in frustration as clubs like Liverpool signed young talent early in the window and hired forward thinking managers and coaches,  studiously avoiding the likes of O'Neill. 

It's not rocket surgery but Purslow shows how we are now, finally, doing things in a sensible way.  It boils down to common sense and business sense (players as assets rather than liabilities? who'd a thought it?) and it's great how quickly NSWE and Purslow have applied these simple concepts and turned things around.  What is surprising is the degree to which previous regimes were unable to grasp, let alone apply, such simple concepts.  Let's hope it works, because it deserves to.           

Well said kt. This is the first time it feels like this since Brian L was appointed. Let’s hope they can sustain it this time rather than Dougs approach of wallowing in the 96 League Cup win. We’re coming to the party it seems about 20 years late but if we can now start to sort off the pitch as well then maybe just maybe we’ve got a Champions League club on our hands.


To be fair as much as we had a feelgood factor and some success on the pitch when SGT, BFR and Brian Little were appointed we also had a massive feel good factor when Lerner and MON arrived and we had some good seasons under them. Unfortunately MON couldn't take the final step of winning something whereas SGT won promotion and a highly creditable second place top flight finish and BFR and Brian Little won a trophy.

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Re: New CEO appointed - Christian Purslow
« Reply #528 on: August 13, 2019, 08:23:02 PM »
True there was a massive feelgood factor in 2006 when Lerner bought us and O'Neill came in.  But despite the 6th place finishes it was very soon clear that O'Neill was anything but a progressive coach who did things in a sensible way.  And once he left it was crystal clear that Lerner didn't have a scooby.  these guys are light years ahead.

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Re: New CEO appointed - Christian Purslow
« Reply #529 on: August 14, 2019, 12:34:30 PM »
True there was a massive feelgood factor in 2006 when Lerner bought us and O'Neill came in.  But despite the 6th place finishes it was very soon clear that O'Neill was anything but a progressive coach who did things in a sensible way.  And once he left it was crystal clear that Lerner didn't have a scooby.  these guys are light years ahead.

I think in 2006 we thought with the money and manager, the fans aspirations could be achieved.  Within 3 seasons we could see the limitations of the manager, the club management and the money.

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Re: New CEO appointed - Christian Purslow
« Reply #530 on: August 14, 2019, 05:14:55 PM »
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Great interview. Regarding the question of our spending compared to that of Norwich he did a bit of a Harry Enfield "We are considerably richer than yow" but put it far more politely.

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Re: New CEO appointed - Christian Purslow
« Reply #531 on: August 15, 2019, 09:31:41 PM »
I was disappointed that 'Vicky' didn't bring up the Kappa debacle, the shocking half-time beer and pie service at Villa Park, and the clunky club website.

To be fair, I went to a North London club on Saturday at a new billion pound stadium and the service at half time was piss poor, one beer pump working and the pies were tepid at best.

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Re: New CEO appointed - Christian Purslow
« Reply #532 on: August 15, 2019, 09:41:38 PM »
Yep, the service at Tottenham was shit.  I was led to believe that they could pour a million pints a nanosecond or something, but that must be somewhere else.

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Re: New CEO appointed - Christian Purslow
« Reply #533 on: August 16, 2019, 12:10:51 AM »
Yes, probably in the home section. Away fans are forever second class citizens regardless of how swanky the environs are.

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Re: New CEO appointed - Christian Purslow
« Reply #534 on: August 16, 2019, 12:14:53 AM »
Maybe they just had a bunch of kids learning as they go and it will get better when they have been at the stadium for a few matches.