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Shape Up - Or I Ship Out?

David O´Leary is looking to get Aston Villa above the 40 point mark - a haul that he believes will ensure our Premiership safety this season - before assessing where the club is going.

Does this sound like he is saying to the board, shape up or I ship out?

O´Leary said: 'I´ve set myself the target of getting to 40 points as quickly as possible, have a good run in the FA Cup, get to the end of the season - and then see what´s happening at this football club.'

Takeover talk has gone silent, O'Leary was quoted last week as saying he won't be able to afford James Milner in a permanent deal from Newcastle because he thinks his budget will probably be only £3million and the fans have voted with their feet this season.

Looks like this summer could be crucial, once we ensure safety this season, we need to start worrying about the next one, because if radical changes don't happen, we'll end up in exactly the same position or worse.

Villa face fellow strugglers Portsmouth tomorrow.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday March 3 2006
Time: 4:19PM

Comments

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The summer will be crucial if we dont get taken over we are in big trouble.
Vince_AstonVilla
03/03/2006 17:05:00
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The summer will be crucial if we dont get taken over we are in big trouble.
Vince_AstonVilla
03/03/2006 17:05:00
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I've long thought he'd walk should the current VP scenario not look like changing much sooner rather than later. Why remain in a position where his hands are tied due to serious financial restraints, a situation that under Ellis will only get worse, and with no possibilities of it ever improving? He's probably done all he can do as is. Let some other patsy inherit the headache.
glensider
03/03/2006 17:16:00
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I've long thought he'd walk should the current VP scenario not look like changing much sooner rather than later. Why remain in a position where his hands are tied due to serious financial restraints, a situation that under Ellis will only get worse, and with no possibilities of it ever improving? He's probably done all he can do as is. Let some other patsy inherit the headache.
glensider
03/03/2006 17:16:00
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maybe he already knows something...thats the impression i get following his last few interviews.
JASON
03/03/2006 17:53:00
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maybe he already knows something...thats the impression i get following his last few interviews.
JASON
03/03/2006 17:53:00
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If he gets us to safety he can go with his reputation intact as, he will be able to slag, the club, board,fans, players etc and he will not be the first to go saying there is no ambition or long term plan at this club. The whole situation is becoming very worrying. Whether he is right or not really will not matter. He will be able to say his hands were tied and he could not do any more!
fatloser
03/03/2006 18:03:00
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If he gets us to safety he can go with his reputation intact as, he will be able to slag, the club, board,fans, players etc and he will not be the first to go saying there is no ambition or long term plan at this club. The whole situation is becoming very worrying. Whether he is right or not really will not matter. He will be able to say his hands were tied and he could not do any more!
fatloser
03/03/2006 18:03:00
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Doesn't get away from the fact that we play ugly football though. He has had the usual restraints and has done worse than most previous Managers. Ellis being an inept Chairman has always been his get-out, but it was easier to accept when we were just missing out on a Euro spot rather than watching quality footballers like Mellberg, Barry, Baros and JLloyd turn in below average performances most weeks.
LeoTheLion
03/03/2006 18:23:00
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Doesn't get away from the fact that we play ugly football though. He has had the usual restraints and has done worse than most previous Managers. Ellis being an inept Chairman has always been his get-out, but it was easier to accept when we were just missing out on a Euro spot rather than watching quality footballers like Mellberg, Barry, Baros and JLloyd turn in below average performances most weeks.
LeoTheLion
03/03/2006 18:23:00
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