Randy Lerner was considered Villa’s saviour back in 2006. The American was a hero who was ready to bring the Birmingham based club back to it’s glory days. The promise of US millions accompanied by the arrival of the big hitting Martin O’Neill. There was certainly optimism surrounding Villa Park. Doug Ellis had taken the 

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On March 1st, Aston Villa announced their accounts for 2011/2012 which gave a firm insight into their decline from successive sixth place finishes under Martin O’Neil to relegation candidates under Alex McLeish and now Paul Lambert. Under O’Neil, the wage bill climbed to £71 million, accounting for 85% of the club’s annual turnover and, having 

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