Aston Villa - 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 & Still Ellis Out Sung
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1-0, 2-0, 3-0 & Still Ellis Out Sung

Well, lower league opposition or not, that is three wins in a row. 5-0 v Walsall, 2-0 v Hull and yesterday we neatly despatched Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 with goals from Liam Ridgewell, Gareth Barry and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

The great thing is 'We want Ellis out,' chants were sang throughout the match.

1-0, celebration, then back to 'we want Ellis OUT.'
2-0, celebration, then back to 'we want Ellis OUT.'
3-0, celebration, then back to 'we want Ellis OUT.'

That is the head of steam we've all been waiting for, just shows what the promise of new consortiums can do to galvanise the fans. Ellis has to be getting the message and every bit of pressure now will make him less and less likely to keep 'spoiling' approaches for his own ends.

The end doesn't have to be bloody, but I think the fans are showing it will be if he doesn't resolve the future of the club quick smart - and no, we don't mean by bringing in a new manager.

Roy Aikten has obviously got the players together, by all accounts they appear to be showing the urgency and desire that was so sadly lacking during O'Leary's spell at the club. He said he's not spoken to Ellis about the managers job adding;

'I spoke to the chairman yesterday. He was interested in the injuries and the team selection and that was it. As far as I'm concerned, I'll carry on till further notice and do the best I can and let the players do the talking for me on the pitch.'

Talking on the pitch - indeed sir.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 30 2006

Time: 10:00AM

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i think aitken deserves some credit considering whats going on.he does seem to have galvanised the team in a way that we havnt seen under o'dreary. i wouldnt be surprised if he was kept on in a coaching role when all is finally sorted.
JASON
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30/07/2006 10:15:00

Royy Atiken has installed a bit of hunger and desire.
trotski74
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30/07/2006 10:17:00

Aitken is making a fist of it. Hope he gets some Kudos from this whatever his future.
AC
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30/07/2006 10:50:00

I do think that Ellis will finally go. I also agree that RA should be kept on.
Dannygav
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30/07/2006 10:58:00

If Aitkin wants a stab at management he should go for it, he's doing better in a couple of weeks than O'Dreary ever did at VP(I'm refering to the apparent mental state of the squad, not results) but I think the VP job has too many variable challenges for a man of his limited experience. I don't think the club is too big for him but that right now we come with too much baggage for him. Good luck Roy, I think you have a great chance to become an excellent manager but VP is not the right place for you to prove yourself right now.
Villain Of The North
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30/07/2006 12:00:00

Twelve months ago in this pre-season fixture, the Wolves ran us ragged, cutting our defence open virtually at will. I recall leaving The Molinuex then thinking that if that was a taster of things to come, then we'd be in for a long, hard struggle ahead. On Saturday there was a swagger and confidence about the team that was never evident during O'Leary's time at the helm. They looked to be actually enjoying their football again, something we havent witnessed for a long time. RA deserves a lot of credit for bringing the lads together, and steadying a rocking ship. Where though were the Mellbergs, the Sorensens, the Bergers, the Djemba-Djemba's, the Berson's? We were told that three or four of them would probably put in an appearance for this game. A big plus was the anti-Ellis chanting. Every bit as impressive as the team performance itself.
glensider
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30/07/2006 15:34:00

Did Aitkin once manage Aberdeen? I think i read it somewhere he did.
Villa1982
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30/07/2006 18:22:00

Aitkin was manager of Aberdeen for 2 seasons during which time he managed to win (I think is was the) Scottish Cup. (He won some sort of cup with them, that is certain)
Villain Of The North
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30/07/2006 18:42:00

He's doing great in pre-season, hopefully he can keep it up till MON comes in.
Villa1982
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31/07/2006 00:27:00

wolves, walsall etc may give us a rose tinted view on our seasons prospects. Aitken will be limited by having no pace in midfield, only one experienced centre back and no premiership standard defensive midfielder. I doubt it will be all fun and games when the season kicks off against arsenal.
tylervilla
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31/07/2006 09:14:00

I went to the game on saturday and was very impressed with young Cahill, Think in a few years time after learning some tricks off Mellberg and Laursen he could be our future linch pin. Team played well but the Wolves couldn't defend for toffee.
Burnsy
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31/07/2006 17:19:00

Surely even Ellis cant be stubborn or stupid enough to tolerate this kind of pressure, when the alternative is 64million in his back pocket?!? GO NOW DOUG!!!!
DeanoVilla
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