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Stride Confirms - No Players Out

Steve Stride has confirmed that there will be no move for Kevin Phillips back to Sunderland despite press links.

Niall Quinn, now manager at Sunderland, has been linked to a move for his former strike partner, however Operations director Stride said:

'The situation regarding players is quite simple. No decision can be made until the appointment of a new manager.'

So Portsmouth and Spurs can forget about Gareth Barry as well!

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 1 2006

Time: 12:35PM

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That is as one would have thought. How could Villa sell one of our best players (Barry) before a new Manager (O'Neill hopefully) could have a say.
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01/08/2006 12:50:00

Dear Villa Diary: O'Neill appointed on Wednesday...Randy ties up the deal on Thursday...Ellis is escorted out of VP by the men in white coats on Friday...a 42000 claret & blue army watch Villa thrash Reading 5-0 three weeks on Wednesday...
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01/08/2006 12:56:00

What do the Villa directors do? They have not sold or signed any players, they havent got a new manager and they havent sold the club. There is no further work to observe on the training facilities and there is no planning to be done with the cash from season ticket sales. They must be sitting at their desks playing on the internet all day (a bit like me).
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01/08/2006 13:06:00

O'Neil by himself is a long way short of a panacea for Villa's woes... THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
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01/08/2006 13:17:00

can you make sone sense of this truth is out there stuff please Steve64k...what is the big conspiracy theory?
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01/08/2006 13:40:00

Well have you ever notice Hendrie's skin colour - its orange - Ellis is a shape shifter and O'Dreary was a giant gardon nome... THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
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01/08/2006 13:53:00

I assume it also means no players in?
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01/08/2006 14:11:00

At least Stride is speaking common sense for once, not a very regular habit of our boardroom members.
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01/08/2006 15:04:00

Any club that seels or buys players without a manager in charge would be stupid anyway. Hardley suprising that we have told Sunderland to wait. What's the next headline gonna be? "Villa to be managerless until new manager appointed shocker!" ?
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01/08/2006 15:34:00

i know this has nowt to do with philips, but who scored against chasetown last night? all the web says about the game was laursens comeback (it's like a new signing!)
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01/08/2006 15:50:00

O'Halloran, Macdonald and Williams
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01/08/2006 15:54:00

Stride is absolutely right, it is farcical to buy or sell players before the appointment of a new manager. But by extension it seems farcical to appoint a manager if there is to be a new Chairman and Board of Directors - unless of course the outgoing and incoming owners are agreed on the appointment. Sky Sports website today says O'Neill will be announced as the Villa manager shortly and that Lerner is in pole position for a takeover. Prayer mats out.
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01/08/2006 15:58:00

I think the title of this article should be MEMBER OF VILLA BOARD CONFIRMED ALIVE it was confirmed that at least 1 member of the aston villa board is still alive after they emerged to break the infamous VP silence. Villa fans are the most information starved in the whole world as the board can constantly hide behind due diligence of the never followed through offer. They starve us of information on our beloved club so I say we starve them of our cash. With the 'takeover' and 'new manager' appointment top of all villa fans minds, it seems fitting that they make the effort to clarify only on phillips, who, lets face it - none of us really couldnt give a crap whether he left or not.
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01/08/2006 16:36:00

It was announced today that the Villa board have decided that they will have chocolate digestives with their coffee rather than hobnobs. The Board has decided to rename the biscuits ' Lovely Mr Ellis' biscuits as a mark of respect. Then there was silence in the room as they sat there trying to remember if there was anything else they should be doing. Then they went home to bed.
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01/08/2006 16:45:00

Thanks DeanoVilla
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01/08/2006 17:01:00

DUring the pre season games we have all been chanting we want ellis out but he has never even looked at us the stubbern bastrd. why dont we do it for when he enters vp on match days 2?! Get a big crowd n tell him 2 F*ck off if he hasnt already by then!?
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01/08/2006 17:40:00

Central news are reporting a new bidder entering the race.....whispers say its a Mark Ansell led consortuim !!! - turn to central news now....
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01/08/2006 18:16:00

Central news are reporting a 2nd group of americans have been at villa park all day. Pictures of them walking around the ground. The bad news is that these latest bidders could delay the appointment of MON. and if Doug has been in discussions with these americans all day he hasn't been talking to O Neil. My fear is that no nonense O neil - won't want to be linked with this circus for much longer. If he isn't appointed by friday - I fear he he may rule himself out of the running.
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01/08/2006 18:27:00

You really think Doug would sell to Ansell? And more to the point you really think the fans would let it happen! I still wanna know who Neville is representing.
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01/08/2006 18:50:00

no - when I heard the full article - it was a second group of of them did look was on central news ...surprised no one seen it. lets hope it was learners reps - and lerner and MON could be installed at villa by friday...
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01/08/2006 19:27:00

BBC Sport(ceefax) are saying that Learner will make an official offer within days bid within days.Who knows it has been half an hour since the last rumour!
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01/08/2006 19:49:00

hmmmm - wonder if today's americans - were in fact representatives of Lerner .....that would all fit in nicely to be true.....
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01/08/2006 20:08:00

Another new bid has been recived.After his sale of the 'Neverland Ranch' a Mr M Jackson has throwen his hat in to the ring along with his nose and one of his children,Blanket i think is the unfortunate childs name.He has had some strong words to say to doug beat it and take a look at the man in the mirror.
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01/08/2006 22:06:00

There goes the youth accademy sk1nner80 ...THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
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01/08/2006 22:46:00

Paul Stride Director of Ops and part time beancounter, Doug Ellis, God at Villa Park, Stride may have his opinion, may also be the word of the club but Aston Villa must realise they are nothing compared to the might of Old Doug and if Spurs offer HIM a decent offer for Barry, above the AV valuation and a nice little nest liner he will be gone.
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02/08/2006 02:40:00

Keep your players, you know where they finished last year. I fear for your place next term.
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02/08/2006 05:58:00

Yes pompeygray - above you guys .....THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE.....'arry first manager to get the chop
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02/08/2006 07:52:00

loving the comments guy, what a quality thread! we need comedy in times like this
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02/08/2006 08:56:00

another day, another batch of rumours, more silence from VP, no new manager, no takeover. Get used to it as its not going to change. If people really wanted to buy our club why are there not official bids flying in. There is already one bid on the table so if I was looking to buy why would I wait any longer. If we were going to appoint MON as manager, why would we wait untill even closer to the season and not get him in for the upcoming tour. Use your common sense......nothing is happening before the start of the season on takeovers or new managers.
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02/08/2006 09:05:00

the sun today has a story that MON has accepted an offer and that the 'mystery americans' at bodymoor yesterday were lerners boys. this would be great news except....its 'the sun'!!
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02/08/2006 09:16:00

Sk1nner60 - I like the Michael Jacson idea.. especially is his nose is blue...
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02/08/2006 11:56:00

OK so I know that I am out of left field here but this is the deal. I have been living in the US for 10 years and have very rearly heard about football never mind Aston Villa. Then as I am looking at Sports Illustrated (no1 sports magazine overhere) today and I see an article with the 10 worst moments in Soccer, Zidane is the 1st, but Villa are mentioned twice in the top 10! Twice! Now in the conspiritorial reccess of my mind, I think they are trying to get Villa in the minds of the American people. here is the link for the laugh
NY Villa
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02/08/2006 18:31:00

Tyler Villa, you appear to have a very negative attitude and your glass appears half empty. The takeover is going to go through and Martin O,Neill will become the new manager. Do you honestly believe with all the attention that we now have, that the process will be nothing but a charade. Have faith, and think logically, things appear to have progressed to far for this to be another "Ransom" or "Comer" episode.
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02/08/2006 18:54:00

I think they should of still tried to offer Angel for Milner. Whoever the manager we get in would of been happy with that deal
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02/08/2006 19:49:00

Been to the otherside...not much happenning on the bcfc page....Me thinks they all been abducted....they'll need a super hugeeeeeeeeeeee probe for that lot.....not to mention a super wideeeeeeeeee one too.... THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
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02/08/2006 21:59:00

48 Hours to save Aston Villa. If MON isn't in by Saturday Morning - I don't think he will be coming. Appointment of AN Other will mean Ellis is trying to ride out the storm, and it isn't inconceivable he could do it..... Hoping for news Thursday or Friday..................
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02/08/2006 22:01:00

listen man, there ain't anything coming out of VP...not to the potential bidders....not to us....only inuendos to the press. It's like the info needed by all has been abducted. Man, there ain't no end to dis s**t bro, not till next week anyways....THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
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02/08/2006 22:23:00

According to sky sports neville is interested in joining forces with av06. This will provide the joint consortium to financially compete with Lerner. AV06 are also having talks with Ellis next tuesday, looks like the takeover wont be done anytime soon. Article:
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02/08/2006 22:56:00

Oh great - so now the consortia, are having talks amongst themselves .....before making any bid !!! ....the whole thing seems to be going backwards..... Interesting, but no surprising that they have had no information from Doug Ellis....... and even question whether infact he does want to sell at I feared....
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02/08/2006 23:04:00

You can write script; O'Neill rejects Doug, Doug appoints Souness, transfer window closes, Doug reveals bids not acceptable "to the Board", season starts, Villa in the bottom six, new bids revealed in December, and surprise, surprise Doug remains in control.
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03/08/2006 08:01:00

What the hell is all this about the Neville-AV06 consortia? The whole thing smacks of desperation. Sounds like neither of them has full committed backing, and they are making it easy for Ellis to call them half-baked opportunists, and maybe they are. Neville wants MON as manager but AV06 certainly don't, what is their compromise choice? Are they going to flip a coin? A penalty shoot-out? This soap-opera looks set to run and run.
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03/08/2006 12:43:00


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