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Doug In Correct Decision Shocker

According to Beefy, Doug might just have got it right

If these stories about DOL potentially being sacked at Easter are true then Im with Unky Herb on this one and I think he has played it well to ignore all of the hysterics that have gathered pace over the past weeks and months.

We all went into this season prepared to give DOL another chance, a chance to prove last season was blip and that we could recapture what we achieved in that initial season.

The Donny debacle was followed by sufficiently good results that it warranted him staying (just about).

However, the last three months have really been atrocious and it is now painfully obvious he has lost the dressing room and has no clue himself how to turn things around, so trots out all these excuses so as to make his failure look a bit rosier when it comes to future job interviews. I imagine the last six weeks HDE has, like us, wanted rid of him but he knows better than any of us the financial implications of this action and that has to balanced against the financial implications that come with a takeover. We may claim to know facts and figures but ultimately we dont and he does (other than the accounts).

He can presume that the new owners will want a total changing of the guard and that includes DOL, so the financial burden of the pay off he can happily leave to any future owners and muddle through until the end of the season with current regime. Now comes the big, decisive part: No premiership = No takeover or considerably less money. The drop in value and lack of interest if we were to drop I imagine is far in excess of any amounts needed to pay up DOL & cos contracts.

The only answer is if we have any doubts as to relegation then leave it until we are facing the big six pointer games (Blose and WBA) as the vast majority of times a caretaker manager gets promoted from within the club he is known and respected by the current players and, in turn, for at least a few games, they give more than they have in the previous month and that is what is needed to ultimately stay in the division (witness Roeder the reserve coach and Shearer the club legend).

So, if Sid the club legend and Kevin Mac the reserve coach do takeover until the end of the season it is a big pat on the back stood on the edge of a cliff from me for Dear old Dougy. If he could just see his way to follow DOL out of the door then top marks all round!

By Beefy




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Date:Tuesday March 21 2006

Time: 1:01PM

Your Comments

dol is a cheque book manager , look at leeds , when the funds dryed up so did the wins , poor tatics poor man managment nough said v
COOP1407
dol is a cheque book manager , look at leeds , when the funds dryed up so did the wins , poor tatics poor man managment nough said v
COOP1407
The whole thing does seem to hinge on the takeover. If theres no takeover then its obvious that we need a manager that can manage effectively on a limited budget, however if theres a significant injection of cash then a manager must be appointed that can handle money sensibly. However in both cases its clear that O'leary really isnt the man.
andrew144
The whole thing does seem to hinge on the takeover. If theres no takeover then its obvious that we need a manager that can manage effectively on a limited budget, however if theres a significant injection of cash then a manager must be appointed that can handle money sensibly. However in both cases its clear that O'leary really isnt the man.
andrew144
Totally agree, greeat write up Beefy, oh and i love the animated adverts, class! seriously though, i really hope that the theory that we WILL be taken over and that we are all sat here with our collective balls in cold water is right coz if we get to the end of the season and stay up and nothing happens i'll be.......well just the same really, kind of thick skinned about dissapointment after this season! UTV!
mtones
Totally agree, greeat write up Beefy, oh and i love the animated adverts, class! seriously though, i really hope that the theory that we WILL be taken over and that we are all sat here with our collective balls in cold water is right coz if we get to the end of the season and stay up and nothing happens i'll be.......well just the same really, kind of thick skinned about dissapointment after this season! UTV!
mtones
WHOS TO SAY THAT IF AND WHEN THE TAKEOVER HAPPENS THAT WERE GOING TO GET A LARGE CASH INJECTION. IF VILLA WAS SUCH AN ATTRACTIVE PROPOSITION FOR INVESTORS, THE CLUB WOULD HAVE BEEN IN NEW HANDS BY NOW. THIS SEEMS TO BE DRAGGINGING ON FOR FAR TOO LONG. JUST LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TAKEOVERS AT CHELSEA (24 HRS)EVERTON (A COUPLE OF WEEKS) AND EVEN MAN UNITED WAS CONCLUDED IN RELATIVLY SHORT TIME COMPARED TO WHATS HAPPENING HERE AT B6
JASON
WHOS TO SAY THAT IF AND WHEN THE TAKEOVER HAPPENS THAT WERE GOING TO GET A LARGE CASH INJECTION. IF VILLA WAS SUCH AN ATTRACTIVE PROPOSITION FOR INVESTORS, THE CLUB WOULD HAVE BEEN IN NEW HANDS BY NOW. THIS SEEMS TO BE DRAGGINGING ON FOR FAR TOO LONG. JUST LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TAKEOVERS AT CHELSEA (24 HRS)EVERTON (A COUPLE OF WEEKS) AND EVEN MAN UNITED WAS CONCLUDED IN RELATIVLY SHORT TIME COMPARED TO WHATS HAPPENING HERE AT B6
JASON
Good point Jason.
Tierney
Good point Jason.
Tierney
Whatever happens i hope the pair of them arent around after the summer
dannydeeavfc
Whatever happens i hope the pair of them arent around after the summer
dannydeeavfc
Well something had to give, if only to placate supporters, and Ellis sure wasnt going to up and off. By meeting with DOL and confirming that his managerial position was on the line (if that is indeed what has happened), then Ellis is getting himself a little breathing space, earning himself some much needed brownie points, and letting the supporters and the media know that he's still very much in charge, and probably remains determined to be so for a while longer yet.
glensider
Well something had to give, if only to placate supporters, and Ellis sure wasnt going to up and off. By meeting with DOL and confirming that his managerial position was on the line (if that is indeed what has happened), then Ellis is getting himself a little breathing space, earning himself some much needed brownie points, and letting the supporters and the media know that he's still very much in charge, and probably remains determined to be so for a while longer yet.
glensider
As far as I am concerned - we missed our chance to make a difference this season. We should have saked DO'L after the Doncaster game. If there was no takeover talk (or Doug was a few years younger) he would have went then without a doubt - most of our managers have been sacked for far less. We missed an opportunity there, obviously Sid Cowans would have been the man to step up (at least till the end of the season) but right after the Doncaster game I thought that we could sack DO'L and bring in George Burley who was available at the time - that could have been interesting. Theres not much to happen for the rest of the season (except the two derbies of course!!), but DO'L should come forward and say he will leave at the end of the season of the season - for everyones benefit. Lets start afresh - its not nice being a Villa fan nowadays is it?? Well at least we always have something to talk about!!!
deano.avfc
As far as I am concerned - we missed our chance to make a difference this season. We should have saked DO'L after the Doncaster game. If there was no takeover talk (or Doug was a few years younger) he would have went then without a doubt - most of our managers have been sacked for far less. We missed an opportunity there, obviously Sid Cowans would have been the man to step up (at least till the end of the season) but right after the Doncaster game I thought that we could sack DO'L and bring in George Burley who was available at the time - that could have been interesting. Theres not much to happen for the rest of the season (except the two derbies of course!!), but DO'L should come forward and say he will leave at the end of the season of the season - for everyones benefit. Lets start afresh - its not nice being a Villa fan nowadays is it?? Well at least we always have something to talk about!!!
deano.avfc
It isnt Dougs style to be shy on the trigger. A loss on Saturday and I think DOL could be gone. His friendship with GT didnt matter when it came down to it, so I'm sure he wouldnt think twice in axing O'Muppet!
deanovilla
It isnt Dougs style to be shy on the trigger. A loss on Saturday and I think DOL could be gone. His friendship with GT didnt matter when it came down to it, so I'm sure he wouldnt think twice in axing O'Muppet!
deanovilla
But then who to come in.............realisticly!! I know we said O'Neill in the poll - obviously Cowans and MacDonald will probably take charge until end of the season but then who?? How about we start throwing (realistic!!) names into the hat now on who you think COULD be an option if DO'L is sacked. Then how about we run a poll with those suggested Mr. Fear??? Remember - assume DO'L sacked around Easter (or sooner) and a caretaker in to take us till the end of the season - who could take charge then? Ill start by saying George Burley as an option, as well as Cowans on a permanent basis. Thats two options....who else???
deano.avfc
But then who to come in.............realisticly!! I know we said O'Neill in the poll - obviously Cowans and MacDonald will probably take charge until end of the season but then who?? How about we start throwing (realistic!!) names into the hat now on who you think COULD be an option if DO'L is sacked. Then how about we run a poll with those suggested Mr. Fear??? Remember - assume DO'L sacked around Easter (or sooner) and a caretaker in to take us till the end of the season - who could take charge then? Ill start by saying George Burley as an option, as well as Cowans on a permanent basis. Thats two options....who else???
deano.avfc
Doug's never got it right!
leelindsay
Doug's never got it right!
leelindsay
 

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