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What Are You On About Phillips?

Kevin Phillips has broken ranks and told Sky Sports News: 'We are completely supportive of our manager, all his staff and our chairman. I am sure the board, the manager and I know the team will pull together.'

What a load of crap Kevin. Do you really expect us to believe that everything is tickety-boo? Ok for you, I'd be supportive on 20k a week or more, but how can we have a statement one minute - and the statement came from some of the players, of that there is no doubt, no amount of denials will negate that fact - and this the next?

He also claimed: 'We all think there has been too much discussion about matters off the field at Villa. Unfortunately this seems to have broken into a feeding frenzy. The fact is the players just want to play football and our squad is no different.'

So we've had the chairman insult the fans intelligence, the manager insult the fans and now a player is insulting us. Do they really think we are that stupid?




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 18 2006

Time: 8:36PM

Your Comments

What a *******. Does he really expect us to believe that all is well at B6?
Bubbadog
He was probably told to say it.
Bud
The majority if players dont care about the Dol"s expensive cups of coffee and his dry training pitches. That is what the players I have spoken to have said. Its DOL that is the porblem not Ellis. The 3 players Soresen, Angel and Berger were put up to it by the dummy managing the team. O Leary tried to get the fans onside at the end of last season and couldnt do it. So now he has set Ellis up for the fans to have ago at, because he knows everyone is sick of his moaning. Only 3 players have made a statement and have a problem with Ellis and thats because the man who set them up with big contracts (for being his babies) has made them do it. Come on wake up!
MACCA UTV
You can lead a horse to water but.......... Certainly reflects a split in the squad though, some are trying their best to speak of the problems then these sort of statements come out to completely contradict the good work done.
The Fear
So...we've got a lousy manager, an awful chairman, a group of players that have split ranks and fans that aren't renewing their season tickets....favorites for relegation anyone???
andrew144
I only got to read up on this yesterday and it is absolutley amazing, mutiny, I love it, the Star journo's side was compelling and I had no idea old man Ellis was 82, he probably cant even drive anymore, no idea what he is doing at the head of a EPL club. I don't know if I can pin it on DOL but he if gets the arse I will applaud it.
TeddyLyon
Well Phillips is entitled to his opinion of course, and the right to state it, but surely he's not expecting the supporters to suddenly believe all is hugs and kisses at B6?
glensider
There is an interesting article in the Guardian entitled the House that Doug built... very interesting and a bit of a history lesson.
TeddyLyon
Phillips can say what he likes. He certainly hasn't been doing his talking on the pitch. I've lost all respect for that little runt.
Steve W
Who is Kevin Phillips anyway? He's only been at VP for 12 months and has hardly set the world alight. We still need answers from Doug though. He can't have it both ways...there is either a rift between chairman and team or there is a split in the dressing room, which means the manager is potentially at fault. So which is it to be Doug? Are you going to resign or are you going to sack the manager? Because it can't stay as it is
DougInABox
Ellis wont leave, he wont sack o'leary and he wont buy any players...unless we turn the heat up hotter than ever before, we can wait until the AGM for action! If we let this opportunity go we could see another 5 seasons of this before we get another chance. Phillips should stop making speaches and concentrate on trying to score a few more goals.
tylervilla
I'm sick of all the player propaganda comments like "it's all fine", "everything's great". It clearly isn't great. Is phillips really happy that we are trying to sell our players but have absolutely nobody lined up. His comments have really annoyed me!
thekentvillan
I bet most people had forgotten Kevin Phillips was a Villa player
Steve W
sit on the fence like you sat on the bench or on the treatment table Kev...you can say it as many times as you want BUT ALL IS NOT WELL AT AVFC end of
fatloser
 

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