UK time is: 00:28:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 20 2006

Time: 6:17PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
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
Report Abuse
20/03/2006 18:18:00

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
Report Abuse
20/03/2006 18:18:00

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
Report Abuse
21/03/2006 10:33:00

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
Report Abuse
21/03/2006 10:33:00

A brief statement from the boardroom to supporters would be excellent PR.
glensider
Report Abuse
21/03/2006 12:22:00

A brief statement from the boardroom to supporters would be excellent PR.
glensider
Report Abuse
21/03/2006 12:22:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Sherwood Targets Six Wins (Thursday February 26 2015)

Pre Newcastle Injury News for Villa (Thursday February 26 2015)

Sherwood's Youth Focus Already Changing (Thursday February 26 2015)

Sanchez Looking To Kick On (Thursday February 26 2015)

WOW - Takeover 248 Happening Now! (Tuesday February 24 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. The Fear 790
2. Pride of Lions 763
3. ClivetheVillan 665
4. thefacehead 461
5. Freeman14 395
6. sirdennis 359
7. kefkat 354
8. Green Tea 262
9. Villan57 261
10. Villan Of The North 255

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 26 6 9 11 -10 27
15. Hull City 26 6 8 12 -10 26
16. Sunderland 26 4 13 9 -14 25
17. Q.P.R. 26 6 4 16 -18 22
18. Burnley 26 4 10 12 -19 22
19. Aston Villa 26 5 7 14 -23 22
20. Leicester City 26 4 6 16 -18 18

Breaking League News

Everton : 26/02/2015 22:07:00
Pulis - Safety First Then We'll Take Stock
WBA : 26/02/2015 20:27:00
Allardyce Looks Ahead to Palace Game
West Ham : 26/02/2015 17:42:00
Noble Pens New Contract
West Ham : 26/02/2015 17:27:00
Audio - Allardyce on 2022 World Cup Scheduling
West Ham : 26/02/2015 17:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aston Villa v Newcastle (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 48%
Lose 20%
Draw 26%