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Villa Fans Want Their Stand Back?

Simonwoburn asked in our latest poll, what would you want the Doug Ellis stand to be renamed?

A massive 61% said back to the Witton Lane Stand.

16% said the Ron Saunders Stand

11% voted for the William McGregor Stand

An amazing 7% voted to keep the Doug Ellis Stand and only 4% said the Tony Barton Stand.

Just 1% went for the 'I can't stand up for falling down' Elvis Costello option!!!!

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 17 2006

Time: 3:59PM

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The Randy Learner stand sounds alot better than the Doug Eillis stand!!
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17/08/2006 16:32:00

as some 1 said before, witch i found quite amuzing, the randy stand ;)
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17/08/2006 16:35:00

If we have a casino can we call it the Poker Hand Stand
Willie Willie Anders
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17/08/2006 16:42:00

What about the Last Stand?
irish villa
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17/08/2006 16:45:00

why the last stand?
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17/08/2006 16:46:00

I say the last stand because at last the Ellis hold is coming to a close
irish villa
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17/08/2006 16:52:00

Just to save Randy a bit of money on the renaming, we could use exactly the same letters and call it the 'Doug, I Sell' Stand.
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17/08/2006 17:13:00

How about the 'lets start singing and get behind the team for a change stand'? The only comments I have heard from players regarding the Witton Lane Stand is that they never hear vocal support, only critisism. Alan Wright, Ulisez, JLloyd and Gareth Barry have all said the same thing. Now is a new chapter in our history and a time to stop the sniping that undermines a players confidence. Providing they try their best we can ask no more. Remember a good player who has had the confidence knocked out of him will perform worse than an average player who feels full of confidence because he knows the crowd is behind him. As for a proper name, the Ron Saunders stand has a nice ring to it. Ellis can still have part of the ground rnamed after him ........ the area where the managers and subs sit ...... The Doug Out!!
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17/08/2006 17:52:00

Keep it the same i know not all of us like him but, Let's not get sour about him let him have his stand.
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17/08/2006 18:59:00

the pongo waring stand.
the flying villain
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17/08/2006 19:06:00

What about "it took 38yrs for him to under..." Stand?
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17/08/2006 19:16:00

Name it anything, just get rid of the Doug Ellis stand. But the Witton Lane stand should return
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17/08/2006 19:28:00

Too tell the truth its my least favourite stand,re-build the north stand and the witton as one connecting stand, rename the stands as one.
the flying villain
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17/08/2006 19:48:00

How about Lets Get Randy stand?
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17/08/2006 21:31:00

The Witton Lane Stand. Obviously we'll need Strides approval to get it changed though, as he was no doubt one of the ones who came up with the idea of The Old boy Stand.
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18/08/2006 02:42:00

Doug lost it in the last few years but he did the club a great deal in the 80's, where would we be now if he had not stepped in when he did? Keep the name.
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18/08/2006 08:01:00

byronp ....... your message is so bad I am unsure that it deserves a response ........... but here is one anyway. In 1982 HDE came back to a club that was the best in Europe. He proceeded to then to turn 'Harrods' into a 'corner shop'. Character assaination of players that should forever be Villa legends. Graham Turner , Billy McNeil, relegation, despair, average crowds of 15,000. Do I need to go on? Had HDE had the vision and ability, Villa would have progressed both on and off the park. Then come the SKY revolution and the influx of money that came with it, we could of etablished ourselves at the higher echelons of world football. From the starting point that Ellis had (European Champions), the opportunity for Villa to do what ManUre did in the 90's was there. However it was all lost and now we are just another in a bunch of clubs playing catch up. Nothing can be done about the 'lost' (or Ellis) years. Maybe this revolution can go some way to correcting the mistakes of the 80's. UTV
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18/08/2006 09:39:00

The Randy Erection?
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18/08/2006 10:01:00

voiceoftheholte: Agreed!!
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18/08/2006 12:22:00

The stand of God, (or the Paul McGraph stand) name it after a legend. but we have had so many, and I have that wonderful feeling that we are going to have plenty more, Look over your shoulder prem big boys the Villa are back
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18/08/2006 13:39:00

forgive someone who is still suffering the morning after the birthday night before, McGrath whichever way you spell it it still spells GOD
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18/08/2006 13:48:00

in regards to your 1st point voiceoftheholte, it doesn't surprise me, in my experience the witton is full of oldies moaning about past glories, how they could do it better, the war and the current price of bread. hopefully the new season will give them no excuse to moan. a draw on saturday will be a great result, the emirates should be just as new to the arsenal as it will to us. up the villa
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18/08/2006 15:23:00


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