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Shocking Manager Ratings!

Vital Villa asked last week 'who is the best Villa manager from the modern era?'

The results have amazed me!

44% say that John Gregory was the best with Ron Saunders coming second with 33%.

Both Ron Atkinson and my hero Brian 'he who walks on water' Little got just 7% and yet we played the most attractive and exciting football under them both! I remember in those days truly believing we could beat anyone on our day.

What mystifies me is that Graham Taylor only got 3% after the question stipulated 'first time around'. So looks like - for some - the great things he did for Villa first time round has been blurred by his second spell at the club.

David O'Leary got just 6% and that was 6% too much in my opinion!! ;-)

We will add a poll about our worst manager of the modern era in the next week or so.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 27 2006

Time: 5:32PM

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The internet age may have more to do with this result than is first evident.
still skeggy
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27/02/2006 17:41:00

The internet age may have more to do with this result than is first evident.
still skeggy
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27/02/2006 17:41:00

this is a shock JG was a great but to be better than Ronny is wrong
was_danrenshaw
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27/02/2006 17:45:00

this is a shock JG was a great but to be better than Ronny is wrong
was_danrenshaw
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27/02/2006 17:45:00

Bizarre poll results in my opinion but there again Iwould have had RS then BFR then BL then GT then JG.... maybe I am just getting old
fatloser
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27/02/2006 17:52:00

I bet if all the people who voted has to raise their hand in public, rather than make an anonymous click the results would have been very different!
NeilBaker
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27/02/2006 17:52:00

Bizarre poll results in my opinion but there again Iwould have had RS then BFR then BL then GT then JG.... maybe I am just getting old
fatloser
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27/02/2006 17:52:00

I bet if all the people who voted has to raise their hand in public, rather than make an anonymous click the results would have been very different!
NeilBaker
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27/02/2006 17:52:00

SHows how many good managers we've had doesnt it!!! WHy have we never pushed on and achieved something? Hmm
danvilla2
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27/02/2006 18:25:00

SHows how many good managers we've had doesnt it!!! WHy have we never pushed on and achieved something? Hmm
danvilla2
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27/02/2006 18:25:00

Open the poll again and ban posters from other clubs forums. I'm sure the result from villa fans only would be completely different.
deanovilla
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27/02/2006 19:15:00

Open the poll again and ban posters from other clubs forums. I'm sure the result from villa fans only would be completely different.
deanovilla
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27/02/2006 19:15:00

Surely, surely, it has to be Ron Saunders. The others, although possessing different qualities, pale into significance compared to our League Championship winning boss.
glensider
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27/02/2006 23:05:00

Surely, surely, it has to be Ron Saunders. The others, although possessing different qualities, pale into significance compared to our League Championship winning boss.
glensider
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27/02/2006 23:05:00

Don't think this is the sort of poll that many 'away' fans would have voted on Deano. I think a lot of fans on the net are slightly younger, so their main memory of winning is under the tenure of JG. Everyone knows what Saunders did for Villa, but I guess many who didn't live through it or were too young have dismissed that as an option! Same with GT, anyone who knows what he did first time around wouldn't have O'dearme as better. When it comes to success it has to be Saunders, maybe the poll should have said 'favourite' manager instead.
The Fear
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28/02/2006 09:47:00

Don't think this is the sort of poll that many 'away' fans would have voted on Deano. I think a lot of fans on the net are slightly younger, so their main memory of winning is under the tenure of JG. Everyone knows what Saunders did for Villa, but I guess many who didn't live through it or were too young have dismissed that as an option! Same with GT, anyone who knows what he did first time around wouldn't have O'dearme as better. When it comes to success it has to be Saunders, maybe the poll should have said 'favourite' manager instead.
The Fear
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28/02/2006 09:47:00

All very good Managers, all let down by Herbert at some point or other.
LeoTheLion
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28/02/2006 11:55:00

All very good Managers, all let down by Herbert at some point or other.
LeoTheLion
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28/02/2006 11:55:00

It would be good if usernames were recorded when the votes were cast - then we could see a league of shame of those who voted for DOL!
NeilBaker
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28/02/2006 13:16:00

It would be good if usernames were recorded when the votes were cast - then we could see a league of shame of those who voted for DOL!
NeilBaker
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28/02/2006 13:16:00

i voted for DOL just as a wind up as i love the manager lol yeah right
was_danrenshaw
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28/02/2006 19:38:00

i voted for DOL just as a wind up as i love the manager lol yeah right
was_danrenshaw
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28/02/2006 19:38:00

The football under Gregory was dire , his last word before a game was " clean sheet ". get one nil up and hang on... and the cup final...dont meantion the cup final!
Erod
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01/03/2006 18:11:00

The football under Gregory was dire , his last word before a game was " clean sheet ". get one nil up and hang on... and the cup final...dont meantion the cup final!
Erod
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01/03/2006 18:11:00

The football under Gregory was dire.His last word before a game was " clean sheet", get one nil up and hang on.and the cup final.....dont meantion the cup final!
Erod
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01/03/2006 18:16:00

The football under Gregory was dire.His last word before a game was " clean sheet", get one nil up and hang on.and the cup final.....dont meantion the cup final!
Erod
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01/03/2006 18:16:00

These polls are a complete nonsense. Example; Villas best ever foreign signing?!?! Where the hell is Mellberg?
andrew144
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03/03/2006 09:50:00

These polls are a complete nonsense. Example; Villas best ever foreign signing?!?! Where the hell is Mellberg?
andrew144
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03/03/2006 09:50:00

 

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