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AVST Statement On Doug

Neil Heitzman says 'It's a shambles and Doug should walk away.' Don't think there will be any arguments against that?

Press release from Aston Villa Supporters Trust.

It`s a shambles and Doug should walk away

The last few days have seen Aston Villa FC descend into a shambles. While players, manager and board bicker like children over who's to blame, the suffering fans look on in despair.

The Trust has regularly called for the club to address declining season tickets sales, yet this farce will only stiffen the resolve of the thousands who have failed to renew.

Whatever the outcome of the forthcoming enquiry, recent events clearly show that Aston Villa football club cannot move onwards until Doug Ellis resigns and we urge him to walk away now and allow new blood to retrieve us from the brink of disaster.

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 18 2006

Time: 1:57PM

Your Comments

Will AVST or someone organise a rally at VP or Dougs house? lets not lose momentum. VILLA FANS......CHARGE!
tylervilla
I'd go along with the above comment. The iron isn't ever going to be hotter than this - so strike now!
NeilBaker
Deadly Doug definitely needs to go for the good of the club. Villa is being dragged through the mud and needs a fresh start.
cherry_brandy
it should be settled with a deathmatch!
elmo85
I'm new here, i've been on this site everyday for the past year but over the last few days i've felt compelled to write. Is it just me or does it seem that we are going to have to wait for ellis to be called to the old tennis court in the sky before VP is liberated from his regime. I was watching Sky news on friday night whilst waiting for the Serie A announcement, i immediatley phoned all family/friends who have the taste to support the villa and told them to turn on the TV. At the time i honestly felt that this was the begining of the end of HDE, but now, after 3 days of his stubborn denial i still cant see the light at the end of a tunnel that it seems we've spent most of our lives walking down. i do agree with the idea of a boycott, but i dont honestly think that will remove him, he knows that if he sells he'll get more if were a prem club, if we go down it will only delay things. how many people read this on a daily basis?...fancy having a whip round??!!!
bobbyfett
Doug isn't home, so no use being outside it.
The Fear
It is the denials and lies which are slowly backing Ellis into a corner he surely can't fight his way out of. The players have done their bit and have handed the batton over to the supporters. The statement was denied so the players requested an official meeting, therefore keeping up the press interested. As the guys above have said, let's keep this momentum going. We've got the press interested now so we need to keep up the pressure.
DougInABox
Could we not find where he is, when he is due back, what flight, what airport and stage a demo at the airport, or am I going into the realms of the totally unrealistic
fatloser
The club addressed the falling season tickets sales by lying about the numbers and disguising the facts about the ticket office being open at 3.30am and ticket sales for one afternoon which we ok.
TeddyLyon
The whole Ellis era has been built on lies, so we shouldn't expect anything different right now, as he gets himself further and further into the hole. He shouldn't be off swanning around the islands right now in his luxury yacht or whatever, he should be behind his desk, meeting with the players, addressing their concerns. The season starts in four weeks time, the club is in total turmoil. Now is not the time for the club chairman to be off sunning himself on yet another holiday. Its an insult to players and supporters alike that at a time when strong leadership at the helm is needed, once again he's nowhere to be seen.
glensider
 

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