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Interview With Steve Stride

Interview With Steve Stride

Following on from our interviews with Dennis Mortimer and General Charles Krulak, as well as our in the pipeline interview with Paul Birch, Vital Villa has lined up operations director Steve Stride to answer your questions.

Simply leave your questions in the article comments box below or ask away in the forum thread.

Out of respect for this site and also for Steve who has kindly agreed to do this, can I ask you to be fair in your questions please!

Details on Steve from Wikepedia:

Steve Stride is currently Operations Director of Aston Villa, having been employed at the club since 1972.

Originally recruited as an admin assistant, Stride quickly rose through the ranks at Villa Park, spending a lengthy time as Club Secretary before being elected to the board in 1997. To mark 25 years at the club, Stride released the book 'Stride inside the Villa', chronicling his time at the club.

In the Summer of 2005, Stride was responsible for the running of the club when Doug Ellis was recovering from a Heart Bypass operation.

In September 2006, Stride became the only existing Aston Villa Director to be part of Randy Lerner's new board following the American Billionaire's takeover of the club.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday November 20 2006
Time: 10:21AM

Comments

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How is life different for you under the new regime? What do the new board changes mean for you? Will you be heading the transfer dealings in January? Are you still in touch with DoL? (Whoever he is!)
Gordonsleftboot
20/11/2006 10:42:00
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In the past both yourself and HDE have come in for a lot of stick, have there been times where you have been tempted to walk away and did you feel the criticism was fair?
Aronno7
20/11/2006 10:48:00
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What would you see as your biggest acheivement at the Club since 1972.
col8
20/11/2006 10:49:00
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Fans seem to have vented some of their frustrations over the Ellis era on you. Guilty by association is probably the phrase that best sums it up. It is apparent that the new owners are bringing in the ideas that fans have been crying out for. However you never once stood up to be counted and have the balls to say the club was going backwards. Is your long term position untenable? You are a fan, but you were more concerned about your relationship with Ellis than the views of the fans ..... are you ashamed of your lack of bottle? Do you look back at your input to the shareholders meetings and realise how much you offended the shareholders? Ellis 'awarded' you many shares over his tenure to keep you onside, this is a ploy that worked as you turned your back on the fans. Do you feel no sense of shame in collecting the money from them? Or have you surprised us all by donating the ill gotten gains to a good cause? How many others that are included in those that had 'jobs for the boys' should now be moved out of Villa Park? As fans view success in silverware, do you think the last 24 years have been a success? UTV
voiceoftheholte
20/11/2006 10:50:00
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voth, a little harsh noddy.
col8
20/11/2006 10:52:00
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LOL at voiceoftheholte, be interesting to see if Fear puts those questions to him :) Steve you have obviously been at Villa for a long time, during that period which players have you enjoyed watching the most?
Aronno7
20/11/2006 10:53:00
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Was renaming The Witton Lane stand after Doug really decided by the board, as a surprise for Doug? Or was the only surprise yours? How fast can you rename the stand? Are you glad Ellis no longer runs the club? How do you feel now that the long overdue change in ownership has occurred?
The Usual Suspect
20/11/2006 10:58:00
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Steve, what are the biggest differences between the way the Americans conduct business to the way us Brits do. What are the biggest lessons you have learnt in your short time working for Randy?
DeanoVilla
20/11/2006 11:07:00
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I have one for Steve. Why are you still here ?
crosswesleyanchapel
20/11/2006 11:09:00
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Steve, there is a common opinion amongst the fans that Bruce Langham was doing a good job, and had some very positive ideas. Is this true and was his dismisal extremely unfair? Or was he really just bad at his job?
DeanoVilla
20/11/2006 11:11:00
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