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Who Next - The Bookies Odds Game Begins

OK, loads of odds already as you would expect.

A good one to keep an eye on is the Oddschecker site that has the aggregation of many bookies:

Here are some early odds:

Bob Bradley 5/1
Sven Goran Eriksson 6/1
Martin Jol 6/1
Alan Curbishley 9/2
Slaven Bilic 6/1
Jurgen Klinsmann 8/1
Gianfranco Zola 16/1
Steve McClarent 16/1
Ottmar Hitzfield 16/1
Guus Hiddink 16/1
Phil Scolari 20/1
Stuart Pearce 20/1
Kevin McDonald 20/1
Glenn Hoddle 22/1
David Platt 20/1
Gareth Southgate 16/1
Kevin Keegan 25/1
Fabio Capello 33/1
Alan Shearer 20/1
Terry Venebales 20/1
John Gregory 100/1

Who do you fancy?

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 9 2010

Time: 7:23PM

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If it's Bradley (no remotely relevant experience, other than being American), or Ericsson (no comment necessary) I think I may well cry :(. Jol doesn't excite me, but at least he's proven and has contacts as well as a very good track record, so he's the best option I see at this point.
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09/08/2010 19:37:00

Guus Hiddink would do you proud! Scolari - leave well alone, Ranieri - decent manager!
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09/08/2010 19:39:00

No Simon Grayson on the list?
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09/08/2010 19:44:00

I think Bradley would be an excellent choice. Young, keen, plays footy the right way. I'm voting for Maradona though. What about Martinez?
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09/08/2010 19:45:00

I know its mental but what about someone like Marcelo Bielsa who manages Chile?He doesnt speak English so I dont know why Im suggesting him.I think we need someone who intends to be here in 10 years time and has a vision of how we will be playing in the future and will work on developing future teams in the acadamy.Too many clubs just appoint managers for the short term and meander around for years we are running the risk of doing that.
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09/08/2010 19:51:00

I would want Dunga, left Brazil and would be the best possible manager for Villa
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09/08/2010 20:06:00

If only David Moyes was available.
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09/08/2010 20:10:00

If lerner is not prepared to spend much money these days, then you could use a manager that can work miracles on a shoestring budget. Step forward David Moyes....
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09/08/2010 20:15:00

Pellegrini has got good pedigree & is without a job as far as I'm aware. Did great with Villareal & only just missed out on La Liga with Real Madrid last season. Has to be given time though. Not the panic button ownership spurs showed with Ramos. Gutted we just missed out on Mark Hughes. Would have been perfect for us by keeping the squad together and adding a few flair players
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09/08/2010 20:20:00

think it will be Bob Bradly - i would like to see Phil Scolari
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09/08/2010 20:32:00

It is worth mentioning that MONs whole back room staff has gone with him. We have the reserves manager in charge at the mom. He's like 4th or 5th on the list
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09/08/2010 20:41:00

Its gonna be Klinsmann - trust me!
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09/08/2010 21:14:00

Randy Lerner has some explaining to do, maybe not the dream ticket after all? On MON i think him leaving will, in the long run be a good thing for you. The next manager will probably bring on some of your promising youngsters more like Delfounseso & Albrighton, and inject some much needed flair into a solid but VERY 1 dimensional side, someone other than Shaun Maloney, McGeady or any other ex Celtic player
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09/08/2010 21:27:00

AQny new man can make himself an instant hero with the Villa fans - by selling Emile Heskey!
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09/08/2010 21:32:00

none of the above, thats for sure!
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09/08/2010 21:36:00

What about that weird and disgusting sounding drink: Dick Advokaat?
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09/08/2010 21:41:00

we really are not in a good position, what can we offer a new manager! ***** all to be honest, and thats why MON has left, and no manager will want to stick with another managers squad for long, so it will be someone young with no experience, who will do their best to get noticed, all in all a very bad time coming up for all Villa fans
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09/08/2010 21:44:00

I too would like a foreign manager, just to spice things up. Because MON just attracted mediocre players and played boring tactics Bilic or Hidiink please!
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09/08/2010 22:41:00

Anyone else notice the price hikes on the food at VP? 3.40 for chips & curry sauce. I will continue to show my support for the team (after all I've paid for my ST) I but I will no longer fill the coffers by purchasing food and drink at over inflated prices if the board are going to sell out best players against our (ex) managers wishes. If MON does end up at Man City I will be devastated. I urge ALL supporters to boycott the in stadia food & drink outlets.
Adam Deuce
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09/08/2010 23:04:00

Sam Allardyce PLEASE - NO. And it's all very well saying "hmm yes, Martin Jol would be good, maybe Scolari or Hiddink or .." but guys seriously, wake up. We're in trouble now for sure. Whoever comes in will need our support but I can't help feeling whoever it will be won't be able to get the same results O'Neill did. For those of you who were sleeping, that's top 6 and European footie for the last 3 years.
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09/08/2010 23:15:00

A boycott of catering based on nothing more than unsubstantiated rumours Adam?
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09/08/2010 23:25:00

Would also love Joachim Low. Get Thomas Muller down here if Young leaves!
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09/08/2010 23:53:00

Sven wouldn't be a bad choice - still well respected by the players.
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10/08/2010 00:14:00

Unsubstantiated rumours mike_field? I'm fairly sure its not a rumour that MON has quit. Why has he quit? I'm fairly sure it has everything to do with transfer policy. Doesn't take a genius. If I'm wrong then I will hold my hands up. If Young & Milner are still at the club by the end of the transfer window I will be amazed. Re-arrange the following words to form a well known phrase - Up gone its tits all!!
Adam Deuce
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10/08/2010 00:18:00

it will kind of have a conspiratorial irk to it if Bradley gets the job.... not sure about him, but who knows? got a feeling it will be a 'younger' manager...
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10/08/2010 00:21:00

Hiddink has already taken a job hasn't he? can't see it being him. Same with Jol, in a job, already turned down Fulham. I'm unsure about whether Bradley could do the job and I definatley wouldn't have him as my first choice, but Sven Goran Eriksson would be significantly worse, i'd lose all hope. Klinnsman would be very interesting, he could attract some big names to Villa. But right now, out of the more realistic options i'd have to say Slaven Bilic would be the best out of that bunch. But i'm fully behind Kev Macdonald, he has done extremely well with the reserves and deserves his chance, good luck to him and lets hope we're in a more positive state of mind come Saturday.
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10/08/2010 00:29:00

Oh, and surely this calls for a poll? haha. I know there's kind of one in the forums but it'd be interesting to heard everyones opinions from the others sites and people who don't use the forums. Maybe the top few options and an 'Other' option?
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10/08/2010 00:32:00

Adam I was picking up on the statement of the board selling players behind his back. Absolutely no substance to those rumours just idle press stuff - the very same press who at the beginning of the afternoon stated Monny had quit due to the Shorey transfer PMSL
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10/08/2010 00:49:00

Whoever sells Heskey gets my vote .
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10/08/2010 01:52:00

Seeing as how it's a day for announcements, I'd like to announce that I too am retiring from international duty. I'm sorry Fabio, you missed your chance. Having said that I am willing to have a go at managing Villa for a while. :)
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10/08/2010 06:55:00

Obviously Hiddink would be fabulous. But we ain't getting him. Jol would be a good choice, has a very good scouting network having worked around Europe and being Dutch he knows a thing or 2 about developing younger players. Can't see it as Ajax seem reluctant to let him go. Having spent some time in the States I know that Bradley likes his teams to play with the ball on the floor. He had a fair bit of success in the MLS (with the draft policy all teams are fairly equal, even if they're not of the highest quality). The US seemed to have a strong togetherness in their squad at the world cup and hopefully he might fancy a cheeky bid for his son! Could be an inspired choice.
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10/08/2010 09:09:00

i agree with adam, 2.50 for the smallest portion of chips, is disgracefull, 17 for 3 burgers and 2 chips, i paid on friday vs valencia, 5 for the same at McDon
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10/08/2010 11:18:00


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