UK time is: 13:36:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Monday Is D-Day For Villa

Monday is d-day for David O'Leary because that is the day, the Mirror claim, when the under pressure manager will have to face Deadly Doug Ellis (aka The Menace of B6) and explain why we have finished with the lowest ever points tally in the Premiership.

O'Leary believes that he will be at Villa Park next season but the fans are voting with their feet due to the lack of ambition from Doug but also the total lack of faith most have in the manager. The season ticket holders were sent a questionnaire about whether they will renew or not. Two thirds of those who took part said they would not if O'Leary was still in charge.

So Monday isn't just d-day for O'Leary but also for Villa and more importantly the long suffering fans.

Personally I want someone who is proud to manage this club, problems at the top or not. O'Leary has been insulting this season in his excuses, deflecting blame onto everyone and everything - apart from himself.

As someone said on the vital forum yesterday,

Due to Ellis we aren't a top six club anymore (and he should leave because of that) BUT we are also in no way a bottom six club and the manager has got to be held accountable.

Our latest poll asks if you think David O'Leary will be sacked or leave. Not if you WANT him to be, this is whether he WILL go.




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: 10:55AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Lets hope they both end up under a Car or Bus on Sunday.
villa4ever&ever
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 11:00:00

Lets hope they both end up under a Car or Bus on Sunday.
villa4ever&ever
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 11:00:00

Rather in a car, under a bus full of dynamite. D'OL has to go, one prat in charge is enough but two idiots running the team and club is terrible
mtones
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 11:11:00

Rather in a car, under a bus full of dynamite. D'OL has to go, one prat in charge is enough but two idiots running the team and club is terrible
mtones
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 11:11:00

tweedle dee and tweedle dum. I think they make a great (sic) double act.
The Fear
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 11:56:00

tweedle dee and tweedle dum. I think they make a great (sic) double act.
The Fear
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 11:56:00

So who would sacrifice 1.7million that we could use to buy a new player or 2 on getting rid of DOL?? I would...I feel a decent manager could get 2 more players worth of ability out of our current squad anyway so its worth the money!
Aronno7
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 12:11:00

So who would sacrifice 1.7million that we could use to buy a new player or 2 on getting rid of DOL?? I would...I feel a decent manager could get 2 more players worth of ability out of our current squad anyway so its worth the money!
Aronno7
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 12:11:00

1.7 million well spent if you ask me.
Beovilla
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 12:19:00

1.7 million well spent if you ask me.
Beovilla
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 12:19:00

I have just seen this on the 606 message board - it rings true to me (granted the source is unreliable), what do you think? See you all Sunday! "Don't know how many of you are aware of a big announcement that will be made at VP on Sunday, when i first heard of it i was hoping it would be the sacking of O'leary or the signing of Milner but i have found out from a reliable source that it will actually be that Doug Ellis will be standing down from the club and his son will be taking over control until the clubs sale. You heard it here first. (i hope)"
tarzan
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 16:00:00

I have just seen this on the 606 message board - it rings true to me (granted the source is unreliable), what do you think? See you all Sunday! "Don't know how many of you are aware of a big announcement that will be made at VP on Sunday, when i first heard of it i was hoping it would be the sacking of O'leary or the signing of Milner but i have found out from a reliable source that it will actually be that Doug Ellis will be standing down from the club and his son will be taking over control until the clubs sale. You heard it here first. (i hope)"
tarzan
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 16:00:00

But what if his son is even worse than ellis. then again he might be a proper villa man and sort out this club by getting rid of DOL and buying us some desent players
Bobbymsb
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 17:10:00

But what if his son is even worse than ellis. then again he might be a proper villa man and sort out this club by getting rid of DOL and buying us some desent players
Bobbymsb
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 17:10:00

Lets face it, Villa don't really need to go out and buy players to be challenging for 6th place, on paper we have a fairly fantastic squad who just don't know how to play together and that's the manager's responsibility. Ok, we could do with a few more bodies in there for a bit of depth, and maybe a replacement for Laursen, but if the manager could use the skills and abilities of the players at his disposal (Berson included - not too sure about DjDj) we would have a top class squad.
Villain Of The North
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 17:17:00

Lets face it, Villa don't really need to go out and buy players to be challenging for 6th place, on paper we have a fairly fantastic squad who just don't know how to play together and that's the manager's responsibility. Ok, we could do with a few more bodies in there for a bit of depth, and maybe a replacement for Laursen, but if the manager could use the skills and abilities of the players at his disposal (Berson included - not too sure about DjDj) we would have a top class squad.
Villain Of The North
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 17:17:00

I'm suspicious already. If that is indeed the announcement, then how do we know that son Peter wont be just a puppet chairman, with Ellis ruling the roost in the background, still dictating club policies and overseeing the day to day running of the club. I dont think O'Leary will go, well, I'll be surprised if he does. Cant understand though why there's no potential buyers sniffing around.
glensider
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 22:03:00

I'm suspicious already. If that is indeed the announcement, then how do we know that son Peter wont be just a puppet chairman, with Ellis ruling the roost in the background, still dictating club policies and overseeing the day to day running of the club. I dont think O'Leary will go, well, I'll be surprised if he does. Cant understand though why there's no potential buyers sniffing around.
glensider
Report Abuse
05/05/2006 22:03:00

What do we do then? I mean if Peter Ellis becomes the new chairman. We all want Ellis out but it's hard to protest against a guy who has never done anything in his life.
ooahPaulMcGrath
Report Abuse
06/05/2006 09:04:00

What do we do then? I mean if Peter Ellis becomes the new chairman. We all want Ellis out but it's hard to protest against a guy who has never done anything in his life.
ooahPaulMcGrath
Report Abuse
06/05/2006 09:04:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

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. Pride of Lions 1032
2. ClivetheVillan 815
3. The Fear 672
4. kefkat 437
5. thefacehead 352
6. DeanoVilla 328
7. sirdennis 327
8. HeathfieldRoad1874 303
9. Juan Mourep 216
10. Villan Of The North 200

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Everton 30 8 10 12 -4 34
14. WBA 30 8 9 13 -12 33
15. Hull City 30 6 10 14 -12 28
16. Aston Villa 30 7 7 16 -20 28
17. Sunderland 30 4 14 12 -21 26
18. Burnley 30 5 10 15 -23 25
19. Q.P.R. 30 6 4 20 -23 22

Breaking League News

Can We Get Our Consortiums Right?
Aston Villa : 31/03/2015 13:11:01
Villa Fan Looking Ahead To Summer Transfers!
Aston Villa : 31/03/2015 13:05:01
Vlaar & Cole Set For Return, Okore Out?
Aston Villa : 31/03/2015 12:34:00
Vlaar Talks Up Sherwood
Aston Villa : 31/03/2015 12:13:00
Is Tom Back In The Game?
Spurs : 31/03/2015 11:13:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

March Player Of Month
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 7%
Clark 60%
Okore 1%
Hutton 1%
Lowton 0%
Cleverley 5%
Delph 7%
Bacuna 2%
Sinclair 3%
Westwood 0%
N'Zogbia 2%
Sanchez 0%
Benteke 0%
Agbonlahor 12%