Re: Info (albeit not exactly conclusive)
I think the speed of this from the point of view of the club took everyone by surprise including Quinn, Bruce etc. and the media.
The only people who would have known clearly were Bent, Bent's agent and Villa. Why would Bent have travelled to Birmingham for talks before a deal was accepted and why would terms be agreed inside an hour or so......because it had all be sorted days/weeks ago.
I think even the generally ITK journo's are clutching at straws with reasons why......its simple, head turned by money and agents.
Also, as it is pretty clear now we will be in the Premier League next year, why didn't Short just advance Bruce some of the TV money as it is guaranteed income?
I have been here once before............