Is Tim Sherwood the right man for struggling Aston Villa?

Following the sacking of Paul Lambert last week, Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has acted quickly and appointed former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood as the new man in charge at Villa Park. Tim Sherwood is known for his slightly unorthodox method of management and his willingness to give youth a chance, in this piece I am going to investigate whether he is the right man for...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Villa director denies Paul Lambert was not backed in transfer market

Aston Villa club director General Charles Krulak has dismissed claims that Paul Lambert was not backed in the transfer market as 'hogwash'. Chairman Randy Lerner stuck by Lambert for two-and-a-half years but was rewarded with two 15th-place finishes and now a spot in the relegation zone. Villa have scored just 12 goals in 25 Premier League games this season and Lambert was sacked...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Lambert admits managing Aston Villa was his toughest challenge

Paul Lambert has admitted managing Aston Villa was the "toughest challenge" of his working life but that he remains proud of his time at the club. Lambert, 45, was sacked on Wednesday after almost three years with the club after Villa dropped into the bottom three of the Premier League. The Scot said he had been tasked by owner Randy Lerner to overhaul the squad and cut wages, and...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lambert pays price for taking too much on at Villa

The tipping point for Paul Lambert and his increasingly fragile tenure at Aston Villa arguably came when the team sheets were submitted for the match against Hull on Tuesday. Without a win in nine Premier League games and mocked for being by far the lowest scorer in English football, Villa was about to start a huge match against a rival for relegation without its top striker, Christian...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Aston Villa suffer new low under Randy Lerner as owner finally sacks Lambert

There was a time, before Alex McLeish and Paul Lambert, when Aston Villa were in the position to dream about the Champions League. To dream about Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Villa Park against the best of Europe that would have reminded a lot of people about 1982 when they won the tournament. Martin O’Neill was supposed to deliver Villa to this promised land. He nearly did...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Aston Villa Fires Paul Lambert, Needs New Manager To Escape Relegation (Photos)

BIRMINGHAM, England — Aston Villa fired manager Paul Lambert on Wednesday, a day after the club dropped into the relegation zone to leave its unbroken stay in the English Premier League in jeopardy. Fans had started to turn on Lambert, with the team easily the lowest scorers in all four of the English leagues with just 12 goals in 25 games and on a run...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Aston Villa are a club without any direction and must sack Paul Lambert

Aston Villa were pulverized 5-0 at the Emirates stadium on Sunday to extend their scoreless run to six league games – a new club record – since that 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United in December. Goals from Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Santi Carzola made sure of the win before Hector Bellerin’s stoppage time goal completed Villa’s humiliation. The result...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing Jimmy Haslam's Tenure With the Cleveland Browns

On October 16th, 2012, Jimmy Haslam bought the Cleveland Browns from Randy Lerner for 1 billion dollars. Previously, Haslam had been the CEO for a major travel center company by the name of Pilot Flying J. Browns fans everywhere were quickly drawn in by Haslam’s undeniable charm, but would he be the man to turn the Browns around?We asked four different Cleveland Browns writers...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Lambert Urges Aston Villa Fans to Cancel Protest Against Randy Lerner

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has urged frustrated fans to call off a planned protest at the start of Saturday's clash at home to Liverpool. Three unofficial fans' websites – Villa Blog, My Old Man Said and A Villa Fan – have called on fellow supporters to boycott the opening eight minutes of the Barclays Premier League clash with the Reds via an open letter entitled 'We...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Lerner Prepared to Fund Aston Villa Signings in January

Boss Paul Lambert will be backed in the January transfer window – although Aston Villa will not spend big. Chief executive Tom Fox has revealed chairman Randy Lerner, who put the club up for sale in May, is prepared to fund signings. Lerner is understood to have a new lease of life at Villa, despite looking for a buyer over the summer. Paddy Reilly has been drafted in as the club’s...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Aston Villa May Benefit in the Long Term From Relegation

Four games into the 2014/15 season, Aston Villa were the in-form team, starting the season with three wins and one draw that saw them moving up to an impressive second in the league. Of course, it was too early in the season to predict whether the form would last, but following six defeats in six games, the latest form has shown that the Villa of old has returned. It begs the...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Donte Whitner is one of many leaders the Browns need

In Cleveland over the last 15 years, we’ve looked in various directions for a team to have leadership. We looked at ownership and the vacuum that Randy Lerner created. We looked at guys like Mike Holmgren and Joe Banner. We looked at Phil Savage, Tom Heckert. Eric Mangini, Rob Chudzinski and Romeo Crennel. We even looked at Joe Thomas and D’Qwell Jackson to go along with Joe...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lambert signs contract extension with Aston Villa until June 2018

Aston Villa have announced manager Paul Lambert has signed a contract extension with the club until June 2018. Villa have made an impressive start to the new campaign, and are sitting second in the table having won three and drawn one of their four Premier League matches. Lambert has had two difficult seasons at Villa Park since he joined from Norwich in the summer of 2012 with Villa...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Aston Villa maintain unbeaten start with victory against Hull City

Aston Villa's unbeaten start to the Barclays Premier League season continued as goals from Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann secured a 2-1 win against Hull at Villa Park. Villa had the look of a crisis club towards the end of the 2013-14 campaign, with manager Paul Lambert under intense pressure, owner Randy Lerner trying to sell the club and internal discord rife, but seven...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Villa shrouded in uncertainty ahead of new season

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Aston Villa looks to be headed for another season of struggle in the Premier League following a summer which exposed the turmoil and uncertainly surrounding the cash-strapped Midlands club. American businessman Randy Lerner's failure to find a buyer after putting Villa up for sale in May has impacted offseason transfer activity, with the incoming players...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Lerner puts Aston Villa up for sale

The rumors have finally come to fruition. After eight years as Aston Villa’s owner, former Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner is finally selling his Aston Villa soccer club. In a statement on Villa’s website Lerner gave detailed reasons for selling up as he believes that a fresh and a new approach is needed to bring the club back to its glory days of the past. Above all, the...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Aston Villa Is For Sale Confirms Billionaire Owner Randy Lerner

Billionaire owner Randy Lerner has had enough of Aston Villa and has put the Premier League club up for sale. The Aston Villa owner hopes to complete the sale in the next six weeks, and has employed two major US banks as advisors, hinting that the club could be sold to investors in the US, as has long been rumored. In a statement on the club website, Lerner revealed: “It is time...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Aston Villa Ownership Will Change Hands If Club Stays Up, Says Report: Daily Soccer Report

Aston Villa are set for a £200million takeover by two American billionaires if the club stays up this season. Villa are currently two wins away from reaching the safety mark of 40 points in this Premier League season. The Daily Telegraph newspaper reports that an American consortium wants to buy the club but they’ll pull out of the deal if Villa get relegated to the Championship...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Fans May Have To Exercise Patience With Jimmy Haslam

AP Photo/Jay LaPrete Don Straley Cleveland Browns Writer Jimmy Haslam purchased the Cleveland Browns just 2 years ago from Randy Lerner. He inherited a franchise that is in desparate need of changes including a change in culture. To accomplish the culture shift, he must make good, sound hires to his front office. Us, as fans, must continue as hard as it’s been must remain patient...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rodgers to go back for Ukrainian

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger last night admitted he signed Kim Kallstrom knowing he had got a broken back. Everton's transfer 'gamble' means they will challenge Liverpool for a top four place, says Roberto Martinez...
Via Fox Soccer
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Browns have changed me

The latest round of dysfunction in Berea has taken a serious toll on me as a football fan and it might have permanently changed my perspective of the game. A week or so ago, I got into a conversation with a Twitter follower who has been reading WFNY for some time, and he noted how much I’ve changed in terms of how I look at the Cleveland Browns. Where I once looked for ways they...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tottenham trio look to leave club

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Arsene Wenger is trying to do a £35million deal for German whiz-kid Julian Draxler - to turn him into the next Robin van Persie. Hull City owner Assem Allam has threatened to walk out on the Tigers within 24...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh no, not again: Are the new Browns the same as the old Browns?

It wasn't supposed to be like this anymore.Do you trust these men?Eighteen months ago Cleveland Browns' owner Randy Lerner sold the town's most beloved sports franchise to Tennessee businessman Jimmy Haslam. The move was long overdue, as the team's losing ways and shabby sideshow of a front office had made it a national punchline. Now that the room has been cleared and an entire...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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