Ten more days and Osbourne

I'm coming to the end of a project I've been working on for a few months now and it is sort of an important time, so this is a quick summary of what I've read and thought this morning, as I like to get something up every day as it's sort of my thing.

The first bit of news is that Isaiah Osbourne was arrested or detained, I'm not sure what word to use, 'on suspicion of conspiracy to rob'. I know this has probably been discussed to death and it is news but we know nothing, so I'm going to leave it there.

The reason I did bring it up was because of the money he is on. According to a report I read he earns £4,000 a week and it got me to thinking. What would you do for £4,000 a week for 10 years? It works out at just over £2mn and is a lot more than most of us will ever earn, but what would you do for it?

I only ask as I often joke that for the money some of these players are on, I'd pretty much do anything but I think for £4,000 a week, I might have one or two things I wouldn't do. But £4,000 a week for a reserve team player, it just goes to show how much money you can make.

There really isn't much more happening at the moment. there is the open training session at Villa Park but I suspect all the tickets have gone, but if you are interested click here and there has been nothing from the club on the speculation from Sunday about Lerner looking for investment.

That has surprised me if I'm honest as I would have expected a 'no, this isn't true' statement which sort of leads me to believe and hope that it is true. You can't deny we have a better squad than we did before O'Neill and Lerner came in and you can only imagine what O'Neill could do with three or five real top class players added to that starting eleven.

I know some don't think he can do it, but as I've been reminded, it is the players on the pitch. More quality means better football and better football means better results and better .. you know where I am going with this. Anyway, you're going to get a lot more of this over the next ten days as that is when we next play football.

It is Chelsea up next at Villa Park in what will be one of the harder games this season, but I'll say it again, we can beat any one on our day. Let's just hope it is our day, I think it might be, but we've still got ten days for me to change my mind and before I do that, I've got to get back to my project. More if we get it later.