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Author Topic: Tony’s Statement.  (Read 187708 times)

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Tony’s Statement.
« on: May 30, 2018, 07:16:22 PM »
I know that all the Villa fans experienced a very frustrating and disappointing Play-Off Final last Saturday. After seeing many Villa supporters on Twitter hoping that I can publish a statement as soon as possible, I feel like it would be best for me to write the following words when I am relatively calm. 

I care as much about this club as anyone. Even though I am back in Beijing, I still can't recover from our game at Wembley. The emotion needs time to heal. However, I know that all our management staff, coaches, players and myself need to get back on our feet and prepare to fight again.  Like everyone else, I'm delighted to see that under Steve’s management this season, we demonstrated character and unity. We fought like a team. Indeed, the loss is a pity, but we know how much effort and hard work our coaching staff and players put in this season. I want to thank Steve from the bottom of my heart, particularly for his remarkable level of professional focus despite losing his parents this year. With that, I would like to say thank you to Steve and his coaching staff once again for leading the team forward wholeheartedly throughout the season. 

We are all aware that we will face severe FFP challenges next season. I am an Aston Villa fan. But I am also a businessman. Under the current circumstances, I think the club needs to rethink not only the past two years but also the past ten years. Villa needs to be a sustainable football club. People join. People leave. That is the cycle of football. But the football club always remains through it all.  This is the ultimate reality that cannot be changed, but I can assure you that everyone behind the scenes is working tirelessly towards achieving our ultimate goal. 

We have been heavily investing for the past two seasons. However, the loss on Saturday means that we need to change a lot of things. No one wanted to see the club have to go through this, but I believe that only changes can help the club to progress towards the positive direction and this requires the joint efforts of everyone associated with this great football club.  No matter what the changes will be, I sincerely hope that everyone can unite and overcome the challenges together. Our goal has not changed and as long as we believe, regardless of how tough the process will be, I am sure we will succeed in the end. 

Thank you very much once again for all your support.

Chairman
Dr Tony Xia

Offline Bad English

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 07:17:48 PM »
Your watch needs a service mate.

Offline brian green

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 07:28:26 PM »
Are you Steve Hollis in disguise?

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 07:31:50 PM »
All radiators to be switched off until December?

Offline SamTheMouse

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 07:33:48 PM »
I read the statement as saying "I haven't got a clue what we're going to do now, but whatever it is, it'll have to cost less than a two week-old Greggs pastie".

Offline brian green

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018, 07:34:58 PM »
Goodbye Villa Park  hello Marks and Spencer Knickers Fundrome.

Offline Bad English

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 07:35:07 PM »
I read it as "All your fates are belong to Bruce."

Offline brian green

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2018, 07:41:40 PM »
I might have had a smidgeon of respect for that statement if it contained some passing reference to his own culpability for allowing so much of his money to be pissed up in the air.  Those responsible for failure are his employees after all.

The hole in the bottom of our boat is McCormack-Hogan shaped.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2018, 07:45:13 PM by brian green »

Offline Mister E

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2018, 07:53:01 PM »
That reads like a prelude to the manager’s departure.

Offline themossman

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2018, 07:53:34 PM »
Not one mention of the Champions League.

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2018, 07:54:34 PM »
Sounds like thank you Steve and best of luck.

Sounds like we cut our cloth accordingly. He can't say a lot and invariably that always draws criticism which doesn't seem particularly justified.

It didn't include the Shumantie or whatever the fuck they were. So he's still living on this planet.

Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2018, 08:00:48 PM »
What no world domination? Pffft I'm getting bedsheets ready Tony.

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2018, 08:03:00 PM »
Chinese domination is slowly slowly catch a monkey.

Offline ROBBO

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2018, 08:05:09 PM »
I might have had a smidgeon of respect for that statement if it contained some passing reference to his own culpability for allowing so much of his money to be pissed up in the air.  Those responsible for failure are his employees after all.

The hole in the bottom of our boat is McCormack-Hogan shaped.

Be fair Brian he is an entrepreneur who saw an opportunity and like our previous owner he has to rely on the good judgement of others. Villa now has a history of taking good players from other clubs and turning them in to shit in a short space of time, this is beyond the control of the owner all he can do is sack those he trusted and go again.

Offline brian green

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Re: Tony’s Statement.
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2018, 08:10:47 PM »
I hope your tongue was in your cheek when you wrote that Rob.