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Friday 20th October 2006
Just flown over from the States to Buurming-ham, England,
ahead of tomorrow’s EPL face-off between Aston Villa and Fulham. Lets hope
it’s not another Goddam tie. That last
game, that really bored the ass off me, especially the trying to look
interested and knowledgeable in front of the press. What these
limeys see in this game I just don’t know.
Met club coach Martin O’Neill earlier today to discuss the renaming of Villa
Park. We were thinking of calling it the Memorial
Sports Dome, with Nike, MasterCard, and McDonalds all in the
running for naming rights. When I mentioned that a ‘Mickdonalds Memorial
Sports Dome’ could raise millions of dollars for Martin to spend on new
drafts and rookies, his mouth literally dropped open at the prospect.
We’ve also been in exciting discussions with a well-known credit card
company about a full marketing package, including shirt sponsorship for
their lesser-known banking arm (or is it an
insurance company?), exclusive rights for merchandising, and
ticket lock-out rights making it impossible for fans to buy tickets using
any other payment method. USA, USA!
Link: BBC News Story on Aston Villa's Stadium Naming Plan