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Bring Martin O'Neil To Villa

The Sunday papers, if right, have made me very sad!

According to several reports Martin O'Neil is looking to return to football management and has a choice between Sunderland or Middlesbrough.

VILLA is the place he should be coming, the fans have already made it very clear to the board of Aston Villa what they think of the current incumbent and yet we appear to be stuck with him? He is unpopular with the press, the fans and many of the players, the only person who apparently likes him is Doug who believes last season was a 'one off' so much so that despite us finishing 16th and not making the top ten once, he thinks we can sell our quality players and still get into the top ten next season! Surely those sycophantic salutes during both derby games v Birmingham City weren't successful in convincing Doug that he's got the right manager for the job!?!??!

Season ticket sales have dropped dramatically and the only thing that would have changed that - short of Ellis leaving - would be the arrival of a top manager. David O'Leary is not a top manager but Martin O'Neil is. O'Neil could easily build an empire at Villa, O'Leary is only capable of looking after his own career.

Doug Ellis made massive mistake number one when he refused to bring Nottingham Forest legend Brian Clough to Villa Park years back saying 'there is only one Mr Aston Villa'. His second massive mistake will be to miss out on Martin O'Neil who is available, apparently likes Aston Villa and would like a job near to his home.

Mr Ellis, there is a thing called reflected glory. If you'd brought in the right manager and backed him, Villa would be where we were when you left, Champions. That glory would be enjoyed by the manager and players but would also have been reflected on you.

BRING IN MARTIN O'NEIL.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 28 2006

Time: 10:27AM

Your Comments

Yea, but he won't. Have to say that I'd rather not sign any new players and bring in Martin O' Neill (2 ll's mate). We could spend our miniscule transfer budget on sacking DOL.
ooahPaulMcGrath
Yea, but he won't. Have to say that I'd rather not sign any new players and bring in Martin O' Neill (2 ll's mate). We could spend our miniscule transfer budget on sacking DOL.
ooahPaulMcGrath
Jonathan, seemingly in defence of Doug, I don't think there's much option (just now) but to keep DOL and see how he performs this coming season. I think we all fear the worst, but I'm sure Doug will get rid of him by Christmas if it is so bad. Agreed that O'Neill should be a big imrpovement, but until Doug goes I don't think we're going to see a really decent manager.
the_lergy
Jonathan, seemingly in defence of Doug, I don't think there's much option (just now) but to keep DOL and see how he performs this coming season. I think we all fear the worst, but I'm sure Doug will get rid of him by Christmas if it is so bad. Agreed that O'Neill should be a big imrpovement, but until Doug goes I don't think we're going to see a really decent manager.
the_lergy
Hey let's face it, if Baros has a good WC he's gone regardless of who's manager - this was only ever a way out of Liverpool for him, a chance to play regularly and as soon as a Spanish or italian club comes in for him (with a good enough offer) he'll be off. I say good luck to him as the type of football they play over there suits his style of play much more tahn the British game. If we make some good money on him the move is good for all concerned, then we can use the procedes to pay off O'Leary and give whats left to O'Neil. I bet if we got 15 million for Baros, O'Neil could really kick-start the team with the 13 million left.
Villain Of The North
Hey let's face it, if Baros has a good WC he's gone regardless of who's manager - this was only ever a way out of Liverpool for him, a chance to play regularly and as soon as a Spanish or italian club comes in for him (with a good enough offer) he'll be off. I say good luck to him as the type of football they play over there suits his style of play much more tahn the British game. If we make some good money on him the move is good for all concerned, then we can use the procedes to pay off O'Leary and give whats left to O'Neil. I bet if we got 15 million for Baros, O'Neil could really kick-start the team with the 13 million left.
Villain Of The North
Has anyone else noticed he looks just like Martin McGuiness.
still skeggy
Has anyone else noticed he looks just like Martin McGuiness.
still skeggy
No
Villain Of The North
No
Villain Of The North
Skeggy - it's true. If you put their pictures side by side, they are the same apart from hair colour. Also, Google throws up some fascinating stories about his background...
NeilBaker
Skeggy - it's true. If you put their pictures side by side, they are the same apart from hair colour. Also, Google throws up some fascinating stories about his background...
NeilBaker
he wont come to villa so lets stop dreaming now!
andrew144
he wont come to villa so lets stop dreaming now!
andrew144
Why would a Man like Martin O'Neill come to Villa? there is no way he could work with DD. We will not get a top class Manager Ellis remains.
irish villa
Why would a Man like Martin O'Neill come to Villa? there is no way he could work with DD. We will not get a top class Manager Ellis remains.
irish villa
I agree with "the_lergy". This is just not going to happen. The point about DOL has been very strongly put, I was even at the game where the now famous "we're not fickle" banner was roled out and was shown on MOTD. But dispite all of this DD sticks to him. We are just going to have to lump it. But I think as "the lergy" said, he has no choice without money and still hoping he can last out without spending any money until someone buys the club. But if no one is found before Christmas, and AV are in the relagation area, he will then sack O'Dreary giving him notice to the end of the year!
villa_de
I agree with "the_lergy". This is just not going to happen. The point about DOL has been very strongly put, I was even at the game where the now famous "we're not fickle" banner was roled out and was shown on MOTD. But dispite all of this DD sticks to him. We are just going to have to lump it. But I think as "the lergy" said, he has no choice without money and still hoping he can last out without spending any money until someone buys the club. But if no one is found before Christmas, and AV are in the relagation area, he will then sack O'Dreary giving him notice to the end of the year!
villa_de
O'Neill is prostituting himself to every club with a vacancy, and then turns down the job in an attempt to keep his profile high so that, when Ferguson leaves Man Utd next summer, he is still attractive enough for that job.
GaztonVilla
O'Neill is prostituting himself to every club with a vacancy, and then turns down the job in an attempt to keep his profile high so that, when Ferguson leaves Man Utd next summer, he is still attractive enough for that job.
GaztonVilla
 

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