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Another Fan Resigns From Villa!

No dreams and no hope. For the first summer ever supporting Aston Villa, all my dreams and hope are gone and they have been replaced with resignation.

Resignation that Aston Villa will be fighting for their premiership future next season and will possibly go the way of Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forrest before them.

Aston Villa used to be one of the biggest clubs in the world between 1874 and the second world war. Then we went through a bad spell, but from tales of people of who were around at the time there was always dreams and hope that things would get better. Then they did, with the height being reached in 1981 and 1982 winning the League Title for the seventh time and the European Cup.

December 1982 though was to be the start of Aston Villa's downfall with Doug Ellis returning to the club. Many supporters at the time said they would never return while he was in charge. They have not been seen since.

Since 1983 Aston Villa have become a club that has went hand in hand with underachievement and mediocrity. But I and many others stuck with the club we loved. We dreamed and hoped that Ellis would leave soon and we would have our club back and we would have a good future. Before moving to Birmingham in August 2005 I went to all the home and away games from Scotland.

However, the Emperor Ellis and Darth O'Leary partnership has been to much to handle. My hopes and dreams are gone and replaced with resignation.

I hope you are proud Ellis and O'Leary but I have had enough of this hurt and suffering without the hope of a bright tomorrow. You are both liars and Aston Villa deserves better than you both. And until you both leave, you will never see my money ever again.

Aston Villa RIP.

Matthew Lingard




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 16 2006

Time: 3:22PM

Your Comments

I am with you on this one. I will not Invest in the club again until either he goes or puts some of his OWN money into the club.
villa4ever&ever
I am with you on this one. I will not Invest in the club again until either he goes or puts some of his OWN money into the club.
villa4ever&ever
relagation next season if u dont get quality in
green giant 12
relagation next season if u dont get quality in
green giant 12
Come on Guys, yes things are bad, and yes it looks like we are stuck with DD and DOL but the only hope our ONCE great club as is us the fans, we have to supply the crutch until such time as a higher power takes DD. That looks like the only way we will get rid of him. Come on the Villa
irish villa
Come on Guys, yes things are bad, and yes it looks like we are stuck with DD and DOL but the only hope our ONCE great club as is us the fans, we have to supply the crutch until such time as a higher power takes DD. That looks like the only way we will get rid of him. Come on the Villa
irish villa
If all the people that hate ellis and o'leary stopped being villa fans, then what would be of our club? and villa would be stuck with them for even longer without the fans that will say or do something to get rid of them. Stick with it, this is a great club, with great fans, unity between the fans is needed to put more pressure on the two. We cant wreck out club for those two.....We're all feeling your pain.
asDANvilla
If all the people that hate ellis and o'leary stopped being villa fans, then what would be of our club? and villa would be stuck with them for even longer without the fans that will say or do something to get rid of them. Stick with it, this is a great club, with great fans, unity between the fans is needed to put more pressure on the two. We cant wreck out club for those two.....We're all feeling your pain.
asDANvilla
Something has to change and quick, you are the only hope for a decent midlands team. DD & DOL must be shown that they do not have the support of the majority of ordinary long suffering fans
sdandrk
Something has to change and quick, you are the only hope for a decent midlands team. DD & DOL must be shown that they do not have the support of the majority of ordinary long suffering fans
sdandrk
This article hits the nail on the head for me, even in the days of 2nd division football, there was always a hope for a brighter future. Ok we've had bad times and good times but we could always see the hope and possibility of a bright future and that vision has now gone for many. Ellis has dragged the club down but O'LEARY HAS DRAGGED THE PEOPLE DOWN, fans and players alike. HE HAS REMOVED ALL HOPE for many. It is said that a person can live 40 days without food, 4 days without water, 4 minutes without air, but only 4 seconds without hope; and that is what is killing our club. If we can just have a good closed season, with a few new and interesting signings (even if we have to sell Baros to fund this) then a good start to the season (maybe 3 wins in the first 4 games) then I belive that we can restore the hope that is sadly lacking. I despize O'Leary but it looks like we are stuck with him so lets get off his back so that he can spend time doing what he is overpaid for instead of defending himself in the press. Who knows, with a bit of luck on our side, maybe the team can recapture that spirit that took us to 6th place 2 seasons ago, I'd settle for that right now, wouldn't you? (And I do believe that it was team spirit that won all those games for us, not O'Leary's management as he can't motivate and he is tactically unaware)
Villain Of The North
This article hits the nail on the head for me, even in the days of 2nd division football, there was always a hope for a brighter future. Ok we've had bad times and good times but we could always see the hope and possibility of a bright future and that vision has now gone for many. Ellis has dragged the club down but O'LEARY HAS DRAGGED THE PEOPLE DOWN, fans and players alike. HE HAS REMOVED ALL HOPE for many. It is said that a person can live 40 days without food, 4 days without water, 4 minutes without air, but only 4 seconds without hope; and that is what is killing our club. If we can just have a good closed season, with a few new and interesting signings (even if we have to sell Baros to fund this) then a good start to the season (maybe 3 wins in the first 4 games) then I belive that we can restore the hope that is sadly lacking. I despize O'Leary but it looks like we are stuck with him so lets get off his back so that he can spend time doing what he is overpaid for instead of defending himself in the press. Who knows, with a bit of luck on our side, maybe the team can recapture that spirit that took us to 6th place 2 seasons ago, I'd settle for that right now, wouldn't you? (And I do believe that it was team spirit that won all those games for us, not O'Leary's management as he can't motivate and he is tactically unaware)
Villain Of The North
Agree with the article. My dad boycotted the club when Ellis took over and that was that. I will join three of 6 season ticket holders I know of who not only not renewing, but not even attending. Away games anyone?
AC
Agree with the article. My dad boycotted the club when Ellis took over and that was that. I will join three of 6 season ticket holders I know of who not only not renewing, but not even attending. Away games anyone?
AC
I think this season will be O'Learys last chance and probably Ellis's last which means we should look forward to O'Leary doing everything he can to save his job and Ellis doing everything he can to sell. And we can look forward to the season after next in which we will be without Ellis and ready for a fresh start.
Bobbymsb
I think this season will be O'Learys last chance and probably Ellis's last which means we should look forward to O'Leary doing everything he can to save his job and Ellis doing everything he can to sell. And we can look forward to the season after next in which we will be without Ellis and ready for a fresh start.
Bobbymsb
Hope you sort this out and HAve abetter season next year.
miked_joker
Hope you sort this out and HAve abetter season next year.
miked_joker
i jumped ship in the mid 90s it still hurts not going to matches ,i refuse to attend while dd is there iknow this to be the case with lots of fans,why live in hope with that muppet in charge he cant last much longer,up the villa
south coast villain
i jumped ship in the mid 90s it still hurts not going to matches ,i refuse to attend while dd is there iknow this to be the case with lots of fans,why live in hope with that muppet in charge he cant last much longer,up the villa
south coast villain
I think you lot should all go and join the Chelsea, Man Scum and other glory hunters. Supporting a football club is about supporting them through thick and thin. Don't you ever wonder why our away form was better than our home form. That's because when we go away our supporters get behind the team and give them support.... not get on their backs like at Villa Park. The less negative fans there next season the better, but i bet you'll all be rushing back if we get to a Final! As for the support of Lee Hendrie and that we should keep him you must be having a laugh. He is below average and will never be a good premiership player... i think the lack of interest from other clubs speaks volumes. Oh and wasn't he the but of the notorious boo boys only a few seasons ago... as i said those who are negative and don't want to support this club please go else where!!
buck
I think you lot should all go and join the Chelsea, Man Scum and other glory hunters. Supporting a football club is about supporting them through thick and thin. Don't you ever wonder why our away form was better than our home form. That's because when we go away our supporters get behind the team and give them support.... not get on their backs like at Villa Park. The less negative fans there next season the better, but i bet you'll all be rushing back if we get to a Final! As for the support of Lee Hendrie and that we should keep him you must be having a laugh. He is below average and will never be a good premiership player... i think the lack of interest from other clubs speaks volumes. Oh and wasn't he the but of the notorious boo boys only a few seasons ago... as i said those who are negative and don't want to support this club please go else where!!
buck
 

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