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Would You Like Souness At Villa?

Managers names are, obviously, being bandied about for the vacant position at Aston Villa. What with all the talk of takeovers, lets hope that Doug Ellis doesn't have time to appoint a new man. My understanding is that Martin O'Neil WILL come to Villa but not under Doug Ellis, directly contradicting a story on the Daily Mail online site yesterday.

Other names still in the frame are Roy Aitken, currently caretaker - can't see that happening in a month of Sundays.

Sam Allardyce - not if Doug is in charge, Big Sam would cost too much in compensation.

Gordon 'Sid Cowans' - not convinced he'll be approached, surely if him or McDonald were in the frame, they'd have been appointed caretakever boss?

Graeme Souness - majority of comments I've seen with that link seem to be nnnnoooooooooooooooo! I did a Sky interview yesterday and was asked, I said (despite the fact I like him as a pundit and think he is always good value when interviewed) that he is an average manager with an average record. Doug is a below average chairman with a below average record. So it sounds like a match made in hell for the Villa fans!!!!

Was I right? Our new poll asks if you'd like Souness, who could well be an option if Doug remains as they are 'close' at Villa Park? (Suggested by Michael Bakewell)




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 24 2006

Time: 9:27AM

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I said when DOL went I have had a gut feeling that Souness will take over. He has a lot in common with Doug, Fishing for one. Also they are rumoured to be friendly so I wouldn't be surprised.
still skeggy
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24/07/2006 09:31:00

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! I'd rather be a Blue Vose!!!! (Did I just say that? I retract that last statement but it shows just how strongly I feel about keeping the man one described as "The worst manager of Liverpool football club ever", by Ian Perry, radio presenter and renown Liverpool fan, out of the VP hotseat.)
Villain Of The North
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24/07/2006 09:36:00

Maybe this will be dougs last payback to us ungrateful fans. Maybe he will rename the holte end, the Souness stand and build a statue of D'OL in the car park.
tylervilla
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24/07/2006 09:38:00

No Way, he is somewhere about the standard of O'Dreary and we do not want to go there again.
irish villa
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24/07/2006 10:03:00

Doug will get my ticket back if he appoints Souness. Never mind Liverpool's worst manager, he's close to being the worst manager ever to manage in the premiership.
Stevew
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24/07/2006 10:16:00

NOT A CHANCE IN HELL!
leelindsay
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24/07/2006 10:35:00

Currently Souness is getting 20% approval on the pole.......nice to see the Blue Noses on Vital Villa :o)
Villain Of The North
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24/07/2006 10:49:00

Look at the positives from souness as villa manager, he'll bring back the local derby's in the champoinship!! He's the most clueless half wit i've ever seen in charge of newcastle & thats saying something!! he's ruined every club he's ever been to! wouldnt mind a go of his missus tho.
Geordie-Jackie
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24/07/2006 11:02:00

He certainly talks a good talk with his punidtry (if that is such a word?) but he has rarely delivered results anywhere near that when in charge of any English club for sure
pompeyrug
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24/07/2006 11:24:00

No no no no, he is just as bad as Hoddle!!!
thekentvillan
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24/07/2006 12:23:00

even worse than Hoddle imho
Villain Of The North
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24/07/2006 13:09:00

No no no no no!!! Would be an absolute disaster! Have got to agree with Geordie Jackie...I live in Newcastle and saw at first hand the way he ruined their team and how much my mates, all season ticket holders at SJP, hated him. He's just as clueless as DOL and I said on here when he went that I had a feeling he would head for Souness to try and get the dressing room in order. That's why Newcastle went for him and he didn't even manage that!
DougInABox
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24/07/2006 14:11:00

With his heart problems he'd be a fool to work with Ellis and also he's got to be the worst manager on the planet. With the backing he got at Newcastle and he still failed.
Burnsy
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24/07/2006 15:50:00

Absolutely not. Next question please.
glensider
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24/07/2006 16:21:00

Perhaps it's a ploy to get us to accept anybody else, as an alternative. The Fear and Doris as assistant would be an infinately better option!
Bigwire McGuire
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24/07/2006 20:53:00

With the state your squad is in, Souness will get you relegated should you appoint him. No doubt about it. Avoid like a rabid dog.
arctoa
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25/07/2006 12:17:00

 

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