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Doug Regrets Sale?

Quotes from the Daily Mail:

'Doug Ellis, the former Aston Villa chairman, is already believed to be regretting selling his club to American Randy Lerner. Deadly Doug will be even more miffed if, as is being planned, the new owner changes the name of the Doug Ellis Stand at Villa Park'

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 19 2006

Time: 5:49PM

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Yesssssssssssssss! Changing the name! It gets better. That would really show he's got the balls and his finger on the pulse.
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19/10/2006 18:02:00

What a jelaous twat. Looking for sympathy, as though it isnt all the recent changes which has got us where we are. The years of depression are over, and take those filthly letters off the witotn lane stand aswel. What has he done to deserve that?
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19/10/2006 18:27:00

If i were over 80 and i had just sold a company for over 60 million and got 30% of that then i would be pretty happy! But im not over 80 and i have not sold a company for over 60 million so i wouldn't know for sure! I would be surprised if the stand is renamed any time soon, unless it has anything to do with the new potential 100m sponsorship deal otherwise i can't see it happening anytime soon.
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19/10/2006 18:28:00

Tough Herbert, my heart bleeds for you.
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19/10/2006 18:48:00

Is it that quite possibly he misses being interviewed by Sky Sports News having the camera focus on him at Villa Park.... he alkways really shunned the limelight didn't he. Now I hear a club not a million miles away maybe ready to implode.....Doug could be the knight in shining armour.
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19/10/2006 18:50:00

Sorry Doug but were not regretting you selling the club
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19/10/2006 18:50:00

At this stage, who honestly cares? I couldn't give a rat's ass about him now. I bare no hard feelings but he is now of no consequence.
Villain Of The North
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19/10/2006 19:21:00

aaah, poor doug, is sitting on 21m getting uncomfortable?
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19/10/2006 19:52:00

If he dont want the money i'll have it
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19/10/2006 19:55:00

Sorry Ellis, too late!
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19/10/2006 21:56:00

it all just gets better and better !!
atkinson villa
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19/10/2006 22:09:00

For all the years of hurt, how easy its been to forget about the old sod. Fantastic, the Lion roars again.
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20/10/2006 07:47:00

anybody for the Randy Lerner Stand? I fancy sitting in the Randy stand :)
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20/10/2006 09:44:00

fatloser, that would be the dream. Ellis takes his 21 million and buys the dildo salesmen from small heath. I think there should be two petitions started. First one should be - porn dwarf out ... Ellis in!! Secondly we should be campaigning to ensure that Bruce the potatohead keeps his job. After the derby double, the 7 -0 home defeat to Redscouse, relegation and now taking them down the pan in the fizzy pop league, surely it is time to acknowledge his achievements and ensure he stays there as long as possible. Oh happy days. UTV
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20/10/2006 10:16:00

Hope they take his parking space next so he has to park with the rest of us and que to get
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20/10/2006 11:34:00

queue to get in
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20/10/2006 11:35:00

Isn't it great? Not only is Randy working hard to put money into Villa, which is something Herbert never did, he just took, but he is even listening to the fans. The sooner that horrible name is removed the better for everyone. Let's face it, the last 20 years were a very nasty dream. Now he has gone we can get on with succeeding as a club.
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20/10/2006 12:37:00

Is this man for real? Picture the scene O,dreary being interviwed after failing to beat Reading/Watford and telling the fans that we should accept we are playing at our level.Ishudder to think where we were heading.God bless Randy & Martin.
silkie villain
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20/10/2006 13:27:00

COME BACK DOUG ! ALL IS FORGIVEN. We dont really like Randy cos he's a yank and knows nothing about soccer....ooops I mean football ! His right hand man is a general and doesnt know much either. You did a marvellous job with the 8 million you put in the club over 24 years. I'm really choking that you are missing your day job. Must be so boring having lots of money and not being mobile enough to enjoy it.
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20/10/2006 13:57:00

We aint seen nothing yet guys, a reliable source who had a chat with 'The General' during the spurs game was givan info regarding new sponsorship and signings in january, i'm awaiting confirmation from him to be able to elaborate on this, but if, and when, i will send mr fear the email i recieved to share with us all......
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20/10/2006 14:24:00

i had forgotten that doug ellis existed. really.
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20/10/2006 15:03:00

Who is this Doug bloke everyone keeps talking about ??????????
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20/10/2006 15:30:00

He only regrets it because he heard the rumour about selling the stadium. He thinks he's missed an extra 120 mil for his personal account. Doug missing a business opportunity.....nothing new there then.
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20/10/2006 15:59:00

It's great that anything he say's now don't mean turd, i hate that nob head.
chris the villan
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20/10/2006 23:54:00

Not to be bitter and twisted, he wont be around for many years to feel sorry for himself. So as a mark of respect to the former chairman I think the new owners should wait till tomorrow to change the name of the stand :-)
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21/10/2006 04:07:00

All I can say is 'Thank God He's Gone'. Another season with the old boy at the helm, and the club would be Championship bound.
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29/03/2007 03:57:00


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