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How Do You Feel About O'Leary Now?

How Do You Feel About O'Leary Now?

All is quiet on the Villa news front so I thought I would test the level of feeling for-or-against the manager David O'Leary now that the memories of last season aren't quite so 'fresh' and the anger has had time to settle.

O'Leary blundered his way to our lowest ever Premiership haul with all sorts of excuses and moans and the fans turned on him like I've not seen before. My feeling is that anger hasn't subsided and season ticket sales are down because of it.

Ellis has treated the fans with disdain for many a long year and the way O'Leary spoke last season I got the feeling he was perfect for Ellis because he talked down to us in exactly the same way. The blatant lie about never being invited to a fans forum didn't help his cause and the constant rubbish he talks at press conferences (putting the majority of reporters to sleep due to the ground hog nature of his briefings), especially the infamous sugarbag comment, only alienated him further.

So how do you feel now? Gutted he is still here? Do you still want him gone? Do you agree with the board for backing him? Should he have had the dignity to walk? And where did I leave my wallet, I've got to go out in a minute and I can't find it anywhere?

Our latest poll asks the questions and don't forget to leave your comments below.

My vote goes for:

But only if Martin O'Neil is in-coming!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday June 13 2006
Time: 11:31AM


But Doug won't get rid of him, so you have to ask, is Doug about to sell or does he really think that DOL is the man for the job? The former makes more sense to me, Ellis has sacked people for far less than the rubbish we put up with last season. Always on the flip side there is the injuries and small squad BUT there is NO WAY ON EARTH that our squad was as bad as they played last season, we have some good international players and some very decent youth players. Looks like most of them aren't playing for the manager and the only way to correct that is to get rid of the manager. Trouble is you can't then trust doug to bring in the right man for the job, he needs to go first... ARRRRRgggggghhhhhh!
The Fear
13/06/2006 11:35:00
Dougs stingyness and lack of ambition are keeping him here. Under any other chairman he'd be gone by now, and rightly so.
13/06/2006 11:37:00
DOL is waiting to be sacked to get a pay-out and DD is waiting for him to quit to save the money. they'll both most likely be here when i'm dead and in the ground! How much to hire some rough types to make them 'sleep with the fishes'? Or have them assasinated?! ha ha
13/06/2006 11:49:00
I take take another season of DOL. It's gonna drive me mad!
13/06/2006 11:55:00
looks like hes stating like it or not.We may as well get behind the players see how the first few weeks of the season go..
south coast villain
13/06/2006 12:06:00
Very Good.
13/06/2006 12:16:00
Sorry, but as long as he is there my money stays in my pocket.
13/06/2006 12:18:00
Agree with south coast villain. We're stuck with him now and we may as well support the players. Definitely think that DOL won't walk, even if we have an awful start. He'll wait to be sacked so he gets his pay off. I think if the start is bad, Ellis will have no choice but to sack him. But then again, we thought that at the end of the season. And you never know with Herbert
13/06/2006 12:19:00
I'm with Bubbadog. Ellis at VP = My wallet at home.. (or at Bromsgrove Rovers).
13/06/2006 12:47:00
Big Yid, didn't expect to see the words 'very good' in a thread about DOL, so I'll assume you mean my ***** take!!!
The Fear
13/06/2006 13:02:00
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