UK time is: 16:33:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Villa - NO Pride Of Lions

Did I miss something or has David O'Leary gone mad?

The under-pressure manager, who seems to have a very regular habit of putting his foot in his mouth says that he is proud that he has kept Villa in the Premiership.

WHAT????

He also claims that the Villa fans have a feel good factor because we are now the only Premiership club in the midlands.

WHAT??? WHAT???

Hands up who feels good about this season? Does a local derby victory or two against very poor opposition make up for the fact that we haven't once troubled the top ten all season?

This man has got to go because he is blind to the ways of the Villa fans, he does not understand the club and has no idea what we are thinking.

O'Leary, there is NO pride of Lions at the moment, most of us are bored, angry, devastated and saddened. If you think we feel good then PLEASE GO NOW.

Is the manager in some sort of competition with Doug Ellis for who can say the most ridiculous things to wind up the fans perhaps?


'I want the season over, so we can start preparing for next season. It's been disappointing but I never thought we'd go down.'

Adding somewhat mystifyingly after bringing in Milner, Baros and Bouma last summer:

'I always thought we'd be in and around the mix, which was exactly what happened.'

That explains a great deal, the white flag was up before we even started.

He continues:


'From Christmas onwards, the ambition was all about simply staying in this division and I'm proud we've achieved that. I'm proud of this club and I'll be proud to be representing this area in the Premiership next season.'


'And, although I don't want to rub people's noses in it, when I've been around the city this week, everywhere I've been, even just filling up with petrol, there's been a great mood. You can see it's given the Villa fans a real lift that they're the only ones in the Midlands still in the Premiership and hopefully they can look forward to better things.'

Sorry, this man is a pratt of the highest order. Doug or no Doug (and no Doug is always the best option) O'Leary has to go. This is just another in a long line of insults. I've known Emu's who stick their head in the sand less than him.

Our last game is on Sunday and even with a win against Sunderland the best we can hope for is 16th and 42 points. Apparently he then has a meeting with Doug to find out what 'war chest' he has for the summer spending (big laugh). Lets hope Doug gets his axe out, O'Leary has treated the fans with the same disdain that Doug has done for years and has taken us nowhere in the three years since taking over from Graham Taylor.

At the time O'Leary said finishing 16th was not good enough for a club this size. I agree David and now you have managed less points than GT, why not have the dignity to walk and stop bullsh*tting us that we feel good.




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:Friday May 5 2006

Time: 10:47AM

Your Comments

i cant believe we've actually inheritetd 2 turnips in a row for mangers, what a shambles, DOL seems to forget we have top quality international players in our team and we should not be at the foot of the table
son_of_cher
i cant believe we've actually inheritetd 2 turnips in a row for mangers, what a shambles, DOL seems to forget we have top quality international players in our team and we should not be at the foot of the table
son_of_cher
THANK YOU! I read that article and i got so frustrated and angry and upset, i just can'tunderstand how a manager and a chairman can be so unbelievably far removed from the feelings of the fans. I am apoplectic with rage thinking about this absurd idiot we have running our beloved team, My other half wonders why i get so upset over this and will never understand why we feel so strongly about something we spectate and cheer on, my soul beloongs to the Villa, she's got it on loan. It breaks my heart and i can't reconcile my feelings at the moment coz i love the club so much but hate that it's run the way it is. Please god canb we have a take over and some passion and sense. UTV
mtones
THANK YOU! I read that article and i got so frustrated and angry and upset, i just can'tunderstand how a manager and a chairman can be so unbelievably far removed from the feelings of the fans. I am apoplectic with rage thinking about this absurd idiot we have running our beloved team, My other half wonders why i get so upset over this and will never understand why we feel so strongly about something we spectate and cheer on, my soul beloongs to the Villa, she's got it on loan. It breaks my heart and i can't reconcile my feelings at the moment coz i love the club so much but hate that it's run the way it is. Please god canb we have a take over and some passion and sense. UTV
mtones
Hopefully you will take the 'don't shoot the messenger' saying to heart mtones, or do I need to go into hiding?!? I have a funny feeling the status quo is set to remain at Villa. Not sure about rocking all over the world, but we are kings of the midlands (copyright Doug).
The Fear
Hopefully you will take the 'don't shoot the messenger' saying to heart mtones, or do I need to go into hiding?!? I have a funny feeling the status quo is set to remain at Villa. Not sure about rocking all over the world, but we are kings of the midlands (copyright Doug).
The Fear
He just cant help himself can he...just imagine (not that its going to happen) that next season we were to finish in the top 6 with DOL still in charge. He would make it difficult to enjoy because he would be constantly taunting anybody who dared judge him the season before. The bloke is naturally unlikable!
Aronno7
He just cant help himself can he...just imagine (not that its going to happen) that next season we were to finish in the top 6 with DOL still in charge. He would make it difficult to enjoy because he would be constantly taunting anybody who dared judge him the season before. The bloke is naturally unlikable!
Aronno7
He's lost it. Simple as that!
Beovilla
He's lost it. Simple as that!
Beovilla
I'll let you knwo when I have that feel good factor. He sees the axe man cometh and is just trying to make sure doug swings.
murph
I'll let you knwo when I have that feel good factor. He sees the axe man cometh and is just trying to make sure doug swings.
murph
AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHGGGGGGG!!!!!! Just about sums up how I feel about reading these comments.
Villain Of The North
AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHGGGGGGG!!!!!! Just about sums up how I feel about reading these comments.
Villain Of The North
I never thought it was possible for a football manager to be so dumb, blind, bigheaded, pathetic and completly unable to manage, but O'Leary has proved me and many others wrong
Bobbymsb
I never thought it was possible for a football manager to be so dumb, blind, bigheaded, pathetic and completly unable to manage, but O'Leary has proved me and many others wrong
Bobbymsb
And did i mention that he must really think that the fans are stupid
Bobbymsb
And did i mention that he must really think that the fans are stupid
Bobbymsb
He's proud of 'achieving' staying in the premiership!!!!!!! It just shows what a tool this guy is. We should have finished 6th this season. GET HIM OUT!!
ooahPaulMcGrath
He's proud of 'achieving' staying in the premiership!!!!!!! It just shows what a tool this guy is. We should have finished 6th this season. GET HIM OUT!!
ooahPaulMcGrath
keep him in see what he will do next season then check it out half way through.
jono_forest
keep him in see what he will do next season then check it out half way through.
jono_forest
i think the man is trying to get in a cricket team, he puts more spin on things than shane warne!!
villian82
i think the man is trying to get in a cricket team, he puts more spin on things than shane warne!!
villian82
We definitely have a manager here who doesnt stop to think before he opens his mouth. I cant believe that he's really as stupid as he tends to make himself look, and its no wonder that of late he's tended to allow his right hand man, RA, to the talking for him in post match interviews. In fairness though, DOL fits in extremely well with the other cast of characters we have running the club.
glensider
We definitely have a manager here who doesnt stop to think before he opens his mouth. I cant believe that he's really as stupid as he tends to make himself look, and its no wonder that of late he's tended to allow his right hand man, RA, to the talking for him in post match interviews. In fairness though, DOL fits in extremely well with the other cast of characters we have running the club.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Robinson Loaned To Preston (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Hutton - I Want To Take This Opportunity (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Bombshell - Hutton Signs Three Year Deal (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Senderos In Team Of The Week Nod (Monday September 15 2014)

Benteke Returns To Full Training (Sunday September 14 2014)

Stats: Liverpool v Aston Villa (Saturday September 13 2014)

Something For The Weekend (465) (Friday September 12 2014)

Lambert On Gabby & Cleverley (Friday September 12 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. ClivetheVillan 441
2. Pride of Lions 438
3. The Fear 411
4. DeanoVilla 195
5. Villan Of The North 194
6. mike_field 190
7. kefkat 179
8. sirdennis 155
9. lewis1980 135
10. Juan Mourep 94

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 4 4 0 0 +9 12
2. Aston Villa 4 3 1 0 +3 10
3. Swansea 4 3 0 1 +3 9
4. Southampton 4 2 1 1 +5 7
5. Man City 4 2 1 1 +3 7
6. Spurs 4 2 1 1 +2 7
7. Arsenal 4 1 3 0 +1 6

Breaking League News

Something Missing!
Man Utd : 17/09/2014 13:05:00
Yet More Ronaldo Intrigue!
Man Utd : 17/09/2014 13:04:00
Everton all set for European challenge
Everton : 17/09/2014 12:00:00
Everton set to make January move for Deulofeu
Everton : 17/09/2014 10:45:00
Liverpool: Ludogorets Razgrad Verdict
Liverpool : 17/09/2014 09:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By:  A very happy MF
Guzan 7%
Senderos 34%
Cissokho 3%
Baker 41%
Hutton 2%
Delph 1%
Cleverley 1%
Westwood 3%
Agbonlahor 7%
Weimann 1%
Richardson 0%
Sub - N'Zogbia 0%
Sub - Sanchez 0%
Sub - Bent 0%