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Before I say anything else in this article, get well soon Roy, take care of yourself first, work comes a very very long way down the list of priorities in comparison to health.


Aston Villa are now not only leadership lacking at the top of the club whilst Ellis plays some sort of....... I'll stop there.

Now the team jet off on the pre-season tour without a manager as Roy Aitken, the current caretaker manager, has had to withdraw so he can continue to recover from recent surgery to remove a tumour.

So, we have no real Chairman, just an 82-year-old called the menace of B6. We have no finance director, no CEO, no manager or assistant manager, we have no new players and we have fans, shareholders and press who have NO idea what is going on. Talk about a rudderless ship.

This is a terrible way to treat such a magnificant and mighty club.

Aikten told the official site:

'When the manager left a couple of weeks ago, I was asked to take temporary charge and I came back to work earlier than I should have. But a pre-season tour, with all it entails, is a step too far at this stage and its probably best that I leave it to people who are fully fit and able to work to full capacity.'

Adding: 'The Chairman has been very fair and backs my decision to take a back seat for a few weeks and put my own health first.'

So where exactly is this club at the moment? I tell you what, even the people 'in the know' don't have a clue. We've basically become a farce.

For the love of all things Claret & Blue Doug, STEP ASIDE and let the others get on with negotiating the takeover deal. Either that, or maybe Ellis should take on the managers role and resign from the board, lets face it, he's tried everything else.

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday August 3 2006
Time: 1:51PM


I think a manager will be named soon
03/08/2006 14:07:00
Can we change the banner at the top to say 13 managers, 1 crock and 1 goalkeeping coach and still no success - Doug Ellis For the love of all that is Claret & Blue, GO NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
03/08/2006 14:08:00
No point in appealing to Doug's love of the Claret and Blue because that doesn't exist.
Steve W
03/08/2006 14:08:00
Good luck Roy. You're Villa through and through. We'll be relegated this season if we're not sorted out before kick off. Then how much will the club be worth? SELL NOW DOUG. QUICK BEFORE THEY FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN
03/08/2006 14:18:00
Isn't obvious whats happening .....Doug is trying to discredit the consortuims one by one....he seems to have suceeded with the neville bid ....with a good deal of fans (wrongly) oppossed to this bid in my opinion. The other consortuims are being starved of information (the AVO6 consortuim have publicly stated this)by Ellis - this deters them from making a formal bid. Ellis will then announce 'there haven't been any bids' ............and so it goes on......... Ellis will still be in charge next season at this rate............
03/08/2006 14:22:00
beginning to think you could be right qKing.
03/08/2006 14:32:00
The circus rolls on then..soon they'll be stopping all bets on Villa getting relegated, never mind who the new manager is...This is painful stuff. I don't think the supporters have ever been as angry and frustrated as they are now, you couldn't make this summer up. The press are guessing by the sounds of it. The Mail have looked very stupid after their exclusive a few days ago.
03/08/2006 14:34:00
The club's like a circle with corners and stumbling blocks, no direction, hits lots of bends, reaches corners but still ends up going the same way, has no means to an end, and cannot change direction!
03/08/2006 14:41:00
ENOUGH ALREADY! Similar sentiment expressed on 'Villa Talk' web site - but posted before the announcement of Roy Aitken (get well soon) pulling out of the tour. Surely, medically speaking, this (Roy Aitken) must have been known well before now! David Young.
03/08/2006 14:53:00
this all leads to an anouncment of the new gaffer. aitken will be replaced and wont return (wrongly in my opinion)
03/08/2006 14:57:00
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