UK time is: 05:08:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

83% Call For Martin O'Neil For Villa

No real shock on our poll results as every forum you turn to, every fans phone in your listen to and almost every paper article you read on Villa points to one man.

We asked who do want as the next manager, with the proviso that whilst Ellis remains it doesn't really matter.

83% said Martin O'Neill.

The bookies odds on favourite Alan Curbishley, along with Bolton Wanderer's Sam Allardyce and Kevin McDonald (Villa reserve team coach) or Roy Aitken (caretaker boss) all came in with 4%.

Sven Goran Eriksson only 3% and a former Villan like Platt or Cowan's just 2%.

Reports today once again suggest that Alan Curbishley has no interest in the job and still wants a year off from football. Local papers suggest O'Neil is Doug's number one target but the Sun claim Villa have no chance of tempting the former Leicester and Celtic man whilst Doug is in charge!

Roy Aitken has spoken of his credentials for the post and Brian Little has said he would be interested in returning.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 21 2006

Time: 10:32AM

Your Comments

In my opinion if any club has the vaccancy O'Neil would be most fans favourite if available. With Ellis around not many will fancy it and Aitken could be the only realistic option? If the Villa fans, and lets face it all true football fans had their way Ellis would go and you'd get the man your club an fans deserve
pompeyrug
That would just about top things off for me if Aitken got it. If he couldn't influence things as assistant, why would he be any different as manager. As we all know, it was him who took training and it was him doing all the talking from the touchline. Got to be O'Neill for me, with Curbs coming a close second for what he did with an average team at Charlton. However, remember that Charlton always gave up once they hit 40 points every year, and my mate who is a Charlton fan, isn't the biggest fan of Curbs' team selections and tactics
DougInABox
It will be very interesting to see how much notice Ellis and co take of the supporters opinions relating to this massively important appointment. Probably not much, they'll go their own way as per normal, but at least they are probably well aware of the supporters choice.
glensider
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Villa Confirm Suspensions (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Culverhouse and Karsa Suspended (Tuesday April 15 2014)

U21s Lose To Chelsea (Monday April 14 2014)

Grizzly: Palace away (Sunday April 13 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 798
2. The Fear 678
3. ClivetheVillan 262
4. Barney2004 245
5. Villan57 214
6. sirdennis 182
7. Villan Of The North 181
8. tarzan 172
9. Sussex Villan 165
10. BlackCountry Villa 164

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Crystal Palace 34 12 4 18 -14 40
12. West Ham 34 10 7 17 -9 37
13. Hull City 33 10 6 17 -6 36
14. Aston Villa 33 9 7 17 -14 34
15. Swansea 34 8 9 17 -5 33
16. WBA 33 6 15 12 -11 33
17. Norwich 34 8 8 18 -27 32

Breaking League News

The NUFC Gospel According To Tyler
Newcastle : 16/04/2014 23:36:00
Sunderland Halt Citeh's Charge
Sunderland : 16/04/2014 23:24:00
Crystal Palace : 16/04/2014 22:18:00
Sunderland : 16/04/2014 22:17:00
Liverpool: Manchester City Drop Points!
Liverpool : 16/04/2014 22:14:00
Velikonja Excited By Cardiff Future
Cardiff : 16/04/2014 21:59:00
Man City : 16/04/2014 21:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How many more points will we get this season?
Suggested By:  villa2stoke1
0 34%
1 15%
2 10%
3 13%
4 14%
5 3%
5-10 8%
11+ (in your dreams) 3%