Things are going nicely on the field for Aston Villa at the moment with them challenging at the top of the league and looking good for the play-offs at the very least.
The men from Villa Park had the aim of being in the top six come May this season and as we get to half-way they are looking as though they are going to be able to do that.
Off of the pitch, too, there’s been good developments with the likes of Tony Xia really doing well in helping the club financially and getting it back towards some kind of order.
Some things, though, still need to be resolved and that includes what will happen with the government’s HS2 rail plan with the building set to impact on the club’s training base.
According to Rob Dorsett on Twitter, though, a productive meeting was had yesterday and some kind of agreement that suits all could be reached:
I understand #avfc Chief Exec Keith Wyness’ meeting with Gov official yesterday was productive. Villa confident they will get adequate compensation for when HS2 takes away all their Academy pitches. Options: relocate completely, or extend TG to the North. Club prefer latter.
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) December 7, 2017
Certainly, it’s a nuisance for Villa but if they can soften the blow as much as possible they will at least be fairly content, if not happy at having to sort it all in the first place.
It remains to be seen what the final call is, meanwhile.
Villa could do without all of this but it seems as though they will reach an amicable enough agreement at the moment.
There is still things to iron out but fans will be pleased that there appears to be progress in the right way at the moment.
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