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Looks Like O'Leary Is Safe At Villa

Have the board voted on the David O'Leary issue yet? According to one report they have met and voted to keep him as manager. So, can the board please announce that? The fans have every right to know, preferably before the season-ticket renewal forms are sent out.

So come on Doug Ellis or Steve Stride, lets have a statement clarifying exactly what the situation is and put to rest this constant speculation.

O'Leary had a meeting with our so called chairman and pro-tennis player Doug Ellis and the rest of the board met yesterday. You would assume if they had voted to sack O'Leary they would have announced it after the meeting? Lets have some clarification please.

Apparently O'Leary will now meet with the board to talk over the 'future strategy'. Strategy? At Villa? Give me a break. They have never been a pro-active board, they react (badly) to their failures and usually jump straight towards their next one.

O'Leary wants to re-build the squad with hungry players but Ellis - because he is an incapable head of the PLC - is insisting the manager sells before he buys. Quite how you build numbers when you have to sell is beyond me, but then I have never studied Dougeconomics.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 12 2006

Time: 1:08PM

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What I want to know, is that if Ellis is 82 and does 5 hours a day... Who runs the PLC??? We dont have a Chief Executive or Finance Director? Do you reckon he gets O'Leary to clean the players boots too?
leelindsay
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12/05/2006 13:38:00

What I want to know, is that if Ellis is 82 and does 5 hours a day... Who runs the PLC??? We dont have a Chief Executive or Finance Director? Do you reckon he gets O'Leary to clean the players boots too?
leelindsay
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12/05/2006 13:38:00

If he did he would probably do a terrible job of that as well!
Aronno7
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12/05/2006 14:02:00

If he did he would probably do a terrible job of that as well!
Aronno7
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12/05/2006 14:02:00

thats good for you i think he needs one more season to prove himself.
jono_forest
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12/05/2006 16:42:00

thats good for you i think he needs one more season to prove himself.
jono_forest
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12/05/2006 16:42:00

Surely you know by know Lee, that Ellis is a business genius, he devotes most of his time to professional tennis and giving advice to players etc, but can run the plc side of things all on his own as he knows better than anyone!? ;)
The Fear
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12/05/2006 17:42:00

Surely you know by know Lee, that Ellis is a business genius, he devotes most of his time to professional tennis and giving advice to players etc, but can run the plc side of things all on his own as he knows better than anyone!? ;)
The Fear
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12/05/2006 17:42:00

I don't want to be a villa fan any longer!!!! :-( I honestly believe that there would be a sense of optomism in the cluib if villa had been relegated but sold and a new manager brought in. As fans we are not expecting perfection or even trophies (of course we'd like them) just that the people running and working in the club care and really try. I really don't think that anyone (except some of the players maybe) give a sh*t about the club and it's fortunes and what kind of football they play. I realy get depressed and want to abandon Villa but I can't bring myself to hook up with another club and following football without any kind of allegance is rather pointless. Maybe I can start following my local club in my adoptive home of Norway, at least they are not premiership rivals :-(
Villain Of The North
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12/05/2006 18:24:00

I don't want to be a villa fan any longer!!!! :-( I honestly believe that there would be a sense of optomism in the cluib if villa had been relegated but sold and a new manager brought in. As fans we are not expecting perfection or even trophies (of course we'd like them) just that the people running and working in the club care and really try. I really don't think that anyone (except some of the players maybe) give a sh*t about the club and it's fortunes and what kind of football they play. I realy get depressed and want to abandon Villa but I can't bring myself to hook up with another club and following football without any kind of allegance is rather pointless. Maybe I can start following my local club in my adoptive home of Norway, at least they are not premiership rivals :-(
Villain Of The North
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12/05/2006 18:24:00

Don't give up on villa. Last time we came 16th the season after we came 6th and missed out on europe on only goal difference. Theres always hope and a chance of glory, even at villa.
Bobbymsb
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12/05/2006 19:13:00

Don't give up on villa. Last time we came 16th the season after we came 6th and missed out on europe on only goal difference. Theres always hope and a chance of glory, even at villa.
Bobbymsb
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12/05/2006 19:13:00

I'm sure O'Leary will be given another season at the club. He couldn't do any worse. Well I suppose he could and that's get Villa relegated but I doubt that will happen!
tis_red
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13/05/2006 08:22:00

I'm sure O'Leary will be given another season at the club. He couldn't do any worse. Well I suppose he could and that's get Villa relegated but I doubt that will happen!
tis_red
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13/05/2006 08:22:00

I still think that sacking DOL would have achieved nothing, apart from papering over the cracks, no crevices is more apt a word, of the Ellis regime, maybe for a month or three. Whether O'leary is capable of turning this unholy mess around is another matter, and highly debatable, and he certainly wont be helped by this sell to buy directive. Sacking DOL and bringing in a new guy, would have taken the heat off of Ellis and co, and all talk of a takeover would have been put on the back burner, if not completely forgotten.
glensider
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13/05/2006 10:20:00

I still think that sacking DOL would have achieved nothing, apart from papering over the cracks, no crevices is more apt a word, of the Ellis regime, maybe for a month or three. Whether O'leary is capable of turning this unholy mess around is another matter, and highly debatable, and he certainly wont be helped by this sell to buy directive. Sacking DOL and bringing in a new guy, would have taken the heat off of Ellis and co, and all talk of a takeover would have been put on the back burner, if not completely forgotten.
glensider
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13/05/2006 10:20:00

 

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