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O`leary set to leave?

Nationwide, and internet-based bookies William Hill have already started churning out odd's on this season, and it turns out that in one of them, Villa are set to be right there in the lead!

Manager David O`leary, who can do no wrong (honest) is 2-1 favourite to be the first Premiership manager to resign/be sacked/mutual agreement etc. Next up is Man City's Stuart Pearce at 6-1, who after the honeymoon period didn't do that great. Well, against anyone but Villa!

Take a bow David, you deserve it!

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Date:Thursday July 6 2006

Time: 11:21PM

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" never ever rated the bloke- i know you think im mad- but just never been a fan of him, get martin oneill in to do a real job"
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06/07/2006 23:55:00

Out with the old Arsenal boy and in with the mighty Glenn Hoddle now there is a man who can lead you to greatness, all be it via a couple of the local mental institutions.
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07/07/2006 00:01:00

and the odd faith healer perhaps?
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07/07/2006 00:10:00

The beads, the beads the magical beads, one rub for stay up and two for go down. The only reason why O'Leary wont get sacked is because it will cost Ellis money.
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07/07/2006 06:29:00

Exactly Hoddlesleftnut. That's the whole problem. In typical Doug fashion he's got him on a big money contract, f*cked up the clubs finances by being a tight old git and now O'Leary has turned out to be sh*t he can't afford to sack him. No other manager at VP would have got away with what O'Leary did last season. Although Ellis is the constant problem, O'Leary has to be first out if we have any hope of avoiding the drop next season. So come on Sunderland, what are you waiting for?
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07/07/2006 08:29:00

ellis really is a jew! o'leary is overrated, did ok at leeds however he did bankrupt the whole club paying astronomical fees for distinctly average players (seth johnson).
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07/07/2006 08:49:00

I've said it all before, can't be bothered to go through the arguments again so I'll just say; DOL out!!!!! Hopefully followed bt HDE.
Villain Of The North
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07/07/2006 09:48:00

Villain of the North - O'Leary is a bad manager because OBE HDE is his boss... Trust me, the real problems at Villa go much further than what's on the field.
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07/07/2006 09:51:00

He is not man enough to resign or he would be long gone, Ellis keeps him because he deflects some of our anger from Ellis himself. O'Neill would be brilliant but would He have anything to do with the fisher man
irish villa
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07/07/2006 10:47:00

You really shouldnt get us so excited with headlines like that...for a second I was really hoping there was a rumour he was going NOW!
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07/07/2006 12:11:00

Leelindsay, I totally agree that Ellis is the root cause of most problems at VP but I totally disagree that DOL is a poor manager because of Ellis, DOL is just a poor manager and if he wants to prove me wrong elsewhare, he can be my guest and good luck to him. He's never really cared about Villa and never will, we need someone who actually wants to manage our club, not someone who takes the job because it's the only one available. I know that not all managers can be supporters of the clubs they work at but you don't need to be a supporter of a company and it's product to want to work there. DOL is only at Villa because it was the only job available to him and he won't quit because if he does, his reputation will be even worse than it is now, he needs to try to turn things arround for his future. I am more concerned with the future of AVFC as DOL is financially secure, he doesn't need to continue working but he wants to be arround the football world and he likes to be involved with the players. Of course I could be completely wrong but that is what I personally believe.
Villain Of The North
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07/07/2006 13:02:00

Question is how the hell did O'leary get us to 6th in the premiership in his first season? Its not as if Graham Taylor left us with much optimism when he left
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07/07/2006 13:52:00

andrew144, DOL got off to a great start by getting rid of all of the dead wood like Hadji and Kashfool. He kept a small squad but they were all decent players. He was also lucky with injuries. Now we've got new dead wood like Berger and the Jembas, we've also got dead wood in the board room and in the manager's office.
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07/07/2006 14:52:00

I wish we had dead wood in the boardroom oohahPaulMcGrath! Or a dead tennis player! Totally agree with Villain Of The don't have be a supporter of the team to be Stuart Pearce a Man City fan? No and look at the passion he has for them. And VOTN makes a very good point when he says DOL is only at Villa because it was the only job available to him. And OBE was so desperate to shut the supporters up, he had to get a big name in. He did, and look what a monumental ****up that big name has made. We've got to start by getting rid of O'Leary, then put pressure on Ellis. I can't see O'dreary lasting until xmas
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07/07/2006 15:26:00

I think I'm right in saying the bookies have done fairly well recently. Although the Stuart Pearce second-favourite surprises me. I can see Mourhino being the first and going to manage the Portuguese national side and Sven coming to Chelski...
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07/07/2006 15:56:00

Distinct possibility NB... what are the odds on that
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07/07/2006 18:23:00

If you want a good laugh, have a look at the latest poll on the Sunderland site. They actually beleive that they are going to get Martin O'Niell!!!! lol
Villain Of The North
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07/07/2006 22:56:00

Sunderland are at about Martin O'Neill's level - given that his previous experience is Leicester, Celtic and Wycombe. However, there are rumours starting to circulate that O'Neill is going to get the Aussie job...
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08/07/2006 00:39:00

We're stuck with O'Leary. If he was going to be repaced then it should have been immediately after the Sunderland game, not 8 games or so into the new season. Every opportunity should have been afforded a new man to shape his team, work with them during a complete pre-season, not move onboard when everybody is in panic mode, only a few points on the board, and relegation looking a distinct possibility.
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08/07/2006 02:57:00

You put Celtic at the same level as Leicester and Wycomb?
Villain Of The North
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08/07/2006 10:00:00


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