Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Who Was/Is The Best Villa Manager?

Who Was/Is The Best Villa Manager?

The new poll on Vital Villa is asking who is the best Villa manager from the modern era. The poll was suggested by board member Lee Lindsay.

The options are:

Ron Saunders
Ron Atkinson
Graham Taylor (1st time)
John Gregory
Brian Little
David O'Leary

Goes without saying David O'Leary will be the runaway winner. ;-o


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday February 22 2006
Time: 5:34PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I cannot believe anyone has voted for O'Leary but 25% have supposedly. Ron Saunders for me purely on the fact he won the championship with a squad of 14 players or thereabouts and it was his team managed by TB that won the European Cup year after. No comparison imho, although I did enjoy the BFR era.
fatloser
22/02/2006 17:55:00
0
I cannot believe anyone has voted for O'Leary but 25% have supposedly. Ron Saunders for me purely on the fact he won the championship with a squad of 14 players or thereabouts and it was his team managed by TB that won the European Cup year after. No comparison imho, although I did enjoy the BFR era.
fatloser
22/02/2006 17:55:00
0
It's close between Saunders, Gregory, (Racist)Atkinson, Little, they are all great but O'Leary shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as those managers
Vince_AstonVilla
22/02/2006 18:14:00
0
It's close between Saunders, Gregory, (Racist)Atkinson, Little, they are all great but O'Leary shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as those managers
Vince_AstonVilla
22/02/2006 18:14:00
0
Surely the O'Dreary votes are a joke? Not being old enough to remember Saunders, I had a tough choice between JG and Big Ron but plumped for Big Ron (and don't give me that racist rubbish!). We played the best football under Ron and he used to excite the fans. Remember those days when we'd play Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool and half expect to get something?
deanovilla
22/02/2006 19:34:00
0
Surely the O'Dreary votes are a joke? Not being old enough to remember Saunders, I had a tough choice between JG and Big Ron but plumped for Big Ron (and don't give me that racist rubbish!). We played the best football under Ron and he used to excite the fans. Remember those days when we'd play Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool and half expect to get something?
deanovilla
22/02/2006 19:34:00
0
Not my favourite manager, but undoubtedly the best on record/performance/achievement alone, stand up Mr. 110% himself, Ron Saunders. My personal favourite, the other Ron, BFR. Played some great stuff under him. Under BFR it was a pleasure to enter VP. We were (nearly) always entertaining to watch, and as deanovilla so rightly says, we gave as good as we got against Man.Utd, Arsenal etc.
glensider
22/02/2006 21:02:00
0
Not my favourite manager, but undoubtedly the best on record/performance/achievement alone, stand up Mr. 110% himself, Ron Saunders. My personal favourite, the other Ron, BFR. Played some great stuff under him. Under BFR it was a pleasure to enter VP. We were (nearly) always entertaining to watch, and as deanovilla so rightly says, we gave as good as we got against Man.Utd, Arsenal etc.
glensider
22/02/2006 21:02:00
0
Ron Saunders end of discussion
still skeggy
22/02/2006 21:43:00
0
Ron Saunders end of discussion
still skeggy
22/02/2006 21:43:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Technical Director To Spell End For Paddy Riley?

A new technical director, an ex Paddy Riley?

Good God - Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew on the pain of relegation and his future...

AV Partner Resorts World To Reward ST Holders

New official partner Resorts World Birmingham will be offering deals to season ticket holders of AVFC throughout the season...

Aston Villa On Social Media - A Roundup!

A roundup of the social media over the last day for Aston Villa on social media.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Do you want Jordan Ayew to stay?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes, definitely89%
No, not really3%
Up to him, not that worried8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Blog: Red Bull Ring Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Froch Not Sure About Groves!
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear477
2.sirdennis205
3.Fulford195
4.BodyButter162
5.glensider148
6.JuanPabloAngel139
7.kefkat119
8.DeanoVilla107
9.HeathfieldRoad1874104
10.Melon Donkey97
The Vital Football Members League