Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

John Gregory Wanted By Villa Fans

John Gregory Wanted By Villa Fans

Former Aston Villa boss John Gregory is quoted in The Sun today talking about the local derby and David O'Leary.

This follows his quotes in the Birmingham Post: Click Here

He said today: “In the last few years these derby games have just been about local pride. This time there’s a lot more at stake — the manager’s neck is on the line and fighting for survival dictates a different approach.'

More worryingly he adds to the suggestion that O'Leary no longer has the dressing room.

“David O’Leary is manager of one of the biggest clubs in the country and has one of the most coveted jobs in the country. But the captain recently said the atmosphere was like a graveyard in the dressing room and there is a lot of negativity around the place. There’s a malaise.'

Full article: Click Here

Vital Villa asked, in a snap poll yesterday, what your opinion of John Gregory is.

11% said he should be brought back as manager. A further 64% said he is 'a real Villa man, I'd love him back'. So a nice round 75% vote of confidence!

A further 5% said he is a great manager but shouldn't return, 1% were surprised he isn't in a top job and just 19% voted 'no thanks, he has had his chance'.

One thing is for sure, JG speaks the language of the fans, who could forget the 'Doug's in a timewarp' quotes?! He also, when being a pundit, talks about 'we' whereas DOL only ever says 'I' unless there is some blame to share!


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday April 8 2006
Time: 9:47AM

Comments

0
you must be mad to want him back
paultsmouth
08/04/2006 13:09:00
0
you must be mad to want him back
paultsmouth
08/04/2006 13:09:00
0
Yes paultsmouth but still, we could talk about "Relegation Redknap".
Villain Of The North
08/04/2006 13:17:00
0
Yes paultsmouth but still, we could talk about "Relegation Redknap".
Villain Of The North
08/04/2006 13:17:00
0
I think she should be favourite to replace O'Leary. And rather him than Raneri
Bobbymsb
08/04/2006 13:49:00
0
I think she should be favourite to replace O'Leary. And rather him than Raneri
Bobbymsb
08/04/2006 13:49:00
0
What unbelievably short memories many of you have. Like a couple of other sites (who have also lost all sense of perspective) I assume that none of the voters in this "quick poll" were calling for Gregory's head four years ago and continually whining about the teams' negative approach. I find it interesting that the poll asking whether the manager should be given another season was "extended to get a better idea of how the fans really feel," at the point when nearly 50% voted that he should. Yet this one was a lightning-quick poll but should be fully endorsed? I am rapidly losing respect for this site. As a lifelong supporter and season ticket holder for 30 years, that's sad.
gmvillan
08/04/2006 15:02:00
0
What unbelievably short memories many of you have. Like a couple of other sites (who have also lost all sense of perspective) I assume that none of the voters in this "quick poll" were calling for Gregory's head four years ago and continually whining about the teams' negative approach. I find it interesting that the poll asking whether the manager should be given another season was "extended to get a better idea of how the fans really feel," at the point when nearly 50% voted that he should. Yet this one was a lightning-quick poll but should be fully endorsed? I am rapidly losing respect for this site. As a lifelong supporter and season ticket holder for 30 years, that's sad.
gmvillan
08/04/2006 15:02:00
0
o'leary and aitken are at wolves v coventry today watching lescott
JASON
08/04/2006 15:45:00
0
o'leary and aitken are at wolves v coventry today watching lescott
JASON
08/04/2006 15:45:00
Page 1/4
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

The Villa Times - 05/12/2016 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views in a round up via the uno fish ial one...

Mixed AVFC Fans Views On Kozak Who Misses Lazio

Mixed views from fans on Libor Kozak and comments from the striker about his time at Lazio and how much he owes them.

Fascinating Interview Giving Insight Into Villa Owner Xia

A fascinating Tony Xia interview by Times reporter Henry Winter which I'm serialising this week so we can take it all in!

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

The Vital Villa Player Of November
Suggested By: JP Fear
Gollini7%
Hutton5%
Chester5%
Baker8%
Westwood2%
Amavi2%
Jedinak28%
Gardner0%
Grealish2%
Gestede2%
Kodjia34%
Adomah 5%
Ayew0%
Other0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Button philosophical following race retirement
Latest Vital Boxing News
Don’t Do It Floyd Mayweather Jnr
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear139
2.JuanPabloAngel102
3.HeathfieldRoad187463
4.sirdennis57
5.BodyButter44
6.Wurzel34
7.TuBBz33
8.Stephen Jay Hawkings31
9.Melon Donkey27
10.DeanoVilla24
The Vital Football Members League