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Players Fed Up - Relegation Looms

Players Fed Up - Relegation Looms

Ellis towers has ordered his spin doctors to do some overtime and have come up with a denial that any players released a statement decrying their 'beloved' leader.

A statement released yesterday claimed dissatisfaction from the players with the current leadership of the club Villa Players Are Revolting

Doug Ellis is said to be 'furious' as he has had 'no indication from any member of the playing staff or coaching staff of any dissatisfaction at the training ground.'


The fans are fed up, the shareholders (apart from the majority and greedy one) are fed up, the players are fed up, most of the staff are fed up and the manager (surely?) and former managers (definitely) are fed up. Aston Villa have sunk to a tier three club within the Premiership and only one man is to blame.

I got a text today from my source at Bodymoor. He said, and I quote: 'Prepare for relegation. Only just back and everyone is already totally fed up'.

Now I don't care whether one player, ten players or the whole squad released the statement, the words echo everything most right minded Villa fans have said for years. You can go back as far as Gareth Southgate's departure to see that players get demoralised at the lack of direction and ambition at Villa and when he left things were far less critical than they are now.

Villa are now on its knees and all the spin that emanates from Ellis Towers will not stop that from being a clear and undisputed fact.

The official site's statement, in fairness to balance, claims:

Head of Media and Communications Phil Mepham told 'The chairman is furious, because he has had no indication from any member of the playing or coaching staff of any dissatisfaction at the training ground. So this has come as a great surprise. Once the 'story' broke, I spoke to several senior members of the first-team squad, all of whom had no knowledge of the statement. All of them were surprised at its content. So to suggest this is a collective statement is ridiculous.'

'Sadly, subsequent reporting this evening appears not to have checked the accuracy or otherwise of the original claims. As a club, we find this extremely disappointing, especially as coverage has unfairly and inaccurately shown the club in a bad light.'

Villa narrowly missed out on relegation last season. Players are being linked with exits, no players are being linked incoming. The manager is at loggerheads with fans and the board it seems. There is no money at Aston Villa. A rushed sale of the land will help cover up yet another loss but won't get to the root cause of the losses being made. Fans are voting with their feet. The press are scratching their heads. Villa, at the admittance of Doug (the menace of B6) are budgeted for 10th spot.

Do we really believe that all is well at Villa? Do we really believe that players - brought to the club on the promise of the Champions League are happy with the prospect of the Championship?

Hang your head in shame Doug Ellis, hang your head in shame.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday July 15 2006
Time: 12:25PM


i hope the old man reads this. villa are in a crises'
15/07/2006 12:57:00
Its all doom and gloom with you guys, I think you'll survive but its going to be a long hard season
Trig the yid
15/07/2006 13:07:00
Well, according to the Birmingham Mail, the words were from one disgruntled player, talking to a local journalist, and there is now a suggestion that O'Leary is trying to engineer his way out of Villa Park. Hmm....
15/07/2006 14:05:00
You lot are in serious trouble!
15/07/2006 17:26:00
what on earth is going on with you lot????? I can't keep up! It's like an episode of Dream Team!
15/07/2006 19:30:00
must be interesting for all you neutrals to see such a soap opera, unfortunately for us the reality is no fun at all! :(
The Fear
15/07/2006 22:16:00
I know, it can't be much fun when you should be looking forward to a new season. Hope things get better. All the best for the season ahead :)
16/07/2006 00:18:00
CB - an episode of Dream Team, hey? You really should get a job working at Sky!!!
16/07/2006 03:28:00
How the squad can be up, ready, and motivated for the season ahead is beyond me.
16/07/2006 06:08:00
You're not wrong Jon. Every season I can't wait for the football to Start back again after the summer. This year i'm actually dreading it, especially ith our opening fixture. Hardly going to be a confidence builder when the Arsenal smash us out of site.
16/07/2006 10:51:00
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