Writer: J P Fear
Date:Wednesday May 10 2006
Vital Villa asked for grades for the end of season report on our dislikeable manager.
63% graded him F for failure saying he should leave.
6% gave him an E saying he must be sacked.
13% graded him D saying he had a lack of ability.
So we have 82% saying that David O'Leary is not good enough.
The A+ (for O'Leary to vote for only) option had 6% of the votes, so the manager was obviously up or night voting! 2% said B and could do better. The remaining 10% said that he should be given a C- and needs a chance to correct his mistakes.
Me? I'm not sure I care anymore. I think the fans in general are as bad as the board for letting the club down. I know I'll get slated for that and again, I don't care. The Trust, VFC, The Shareholders Association and AVISA + others before them have all tried their best to get the protests going, to do things to help fans and shareholders have their say and all most get is a slating and criticised for doing this-that-or-the-other wrong. Fine, we've all made mistakes, especially in letting petty personal rows get in the way, but at least each and every one of us have tried to stand up for what we believe. Maybe we really do have the club that we deserve. Sad isn't it?
WHERE was the anger on Sunday? Our worst ever Premiership season and not one Ellis Out chant, the few who did sing were far too busy singing about Small Heath, a club I couldn't give a toss about. Who are Small Heath and apart from when we play them, why do they matter? And the fact we have finished 16th surely means we aren't 'sh*tting on the City' we are indeed 'sh*tting on ourselves' for not doing something about it.
Yes, the club is up for sale - BUT only on Ellis' terms and no one will match them. He's had £8million out of the club, he's never proved that he has put a penny in. He now wants £20million for his shares despite them not being worth that. That gives the club a value of £64 million. He then says he wants £20million funds guaranteed for the team. WHY? He has NEVER guaranteed or put a penny into team building so why would another group come and pay £84million AND still have to front up another £8million for Bodymoor.
At the AGM, our conniving chairman said he had ring fenced the money for Bodymoor. LIE. The project is now being cut back because the money is not there. Why aren't people more angry? Has Doug really got us in a check-mate? Do we really think the Comers are still interested in buying Villa? Were they ever? Does Michael Neville even exist?!?!?!
Depressing times, apart from the manager who is on £1.7million (ish) a year and will even be paid for failure should he be axed and the board who are all on good wages and pay themselves a decent bonus for doing nothing but hold our club back. HOW DO THEY LIVE WITH THEMSELVES AND WHY DO WE LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT?
Date:Wednesday May 10 2006
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