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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!

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

Comments

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you must be mad to want him back
paultsmouth
08/04/2006 13:09:00
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you must be mad to want him back
paultsmouth
08/04/2006 13:09:00
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Yes paultsmouth but still, we could talk about "Relegation Redknap".
Villain Of The North
08/04/2006 13:17:00
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Yes paultsmouth but still, we could talk about "Relegation Redknap".
Villain Of The North
08/04/2006 13:17:00
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I think she should be favourite to replace O'Leary. And rather him than Raneri
Bobbymsb
08/04/2006 13:49:00
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I think she should be favourite to replace O'Leary. And rather him than Raneri
Bobbymsb
08/04/2006 13:49:00
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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
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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
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o'leary and aitken are at wolves v coventry today watching lescott
JASON
08/04/2006 15:45:00
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o'leary and aitken are at wolves v coventry today watching lescott
JASON
08/04/2006 15:45:00
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