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A Time For Answers?

I just thought I would have a poll to see whether or not it would be worth protesting about the current state of Aston Villa? (Poll in the forum, not front page, ed.) Click Here For Poll

At this moment the club is in a crisis. We are a ship without a captain and are in serious trouble.

Off the pitch, we do not know whether Doug Ellis's reign is coming to an end or not. We do not know who will be in control of the club in the future and while that question is unanswered this club will struggle. Yes, we may be safe this season, but if the current state of affairs continue, doubt will remain and we could be in for a relegation battle. Then where will the club go from there?

Basically I want answers from the club? Is Ellis seriously going to sell the club for the right amount? If he is not, what is his plan to make Aston Villa great again? Is O'Leary going to stay or go? Is he or the new manager going to get significant amounts to buy players? Is our business going to be restructured to resemble a modern day multi million pound business?

These answers need to be answered and I'd like other peoples opinions as to whether a protest or campaign from supporters would help get these answers?

By Matthew Lingard


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday March 20 2006
Time: 6:17PM

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My personal opinion is any protest would be doomed to failure because the fans are once again split on who is the main culprit - the manager or the chairman. The club is also supposedly in the hands of merchant bankers Rothschild so the board would be able to point to that fact to poor cold water on any protest. I agree the club is in crisis, it has been for a few seasons now and the board should be communicating better with the shareholders and fans. No harm in trying to put pressure on the board to come clean about the current situation though I guess.
The Fear
20/03/2006 18:18:00
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My personal opinion is any protest would be doomed to failure because the fans are once again split on who is the main culprit - the manager or the chairman. The club is also supposedly in the hands of merchant bankers Rothschild so the board would be able to point to that fact to poor cold water on any protest. I agree the club is in crisis, it has been for a few seasons now and the board should be communicating better with the shareholders and fans. No harm in trying to put pressure on the board to come clean about the current situation though I guess.
The Fear
20/03/2006 18:18:00
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I suspect that the reason there's no news on any takeover is that nothing has happened. Would it not be in Eillis's interests to try and hype any potential takeover so that share prices rise? I think frustation comes from these little bits of meaningless information that come out of the club. E.g. someone 'might' be interested in taking over the club...what hell does that mean?
andrew144
21/03/2006 10:33:00
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I suspect that the reason there's no news on any takeover is that nothing has happened. Would it not be in Eillis's interests to try and hype any potential takeover so that share prices rise? I think frustation comes from these little bits of meaningless information that come out of the club. E.g. someone 'might' be interested in taking over the club...what hell does that mean?
andrew144
21/03/2006 10:33:00
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A brief statement from the boardroom to supporters would be excellent PR.
glensider
21/03/2006 12:22:00
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A brief statement from the boardroom to supporters would be excellent PR.
glensider
21/03/2006 12:22:00
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