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Doug Ellis Stays Humble!

Doug Ellis in www.birminghammail.net saying that Villa fans should show some patience and although the season has been disappointing so far, McLeish can do well here.

I`m sorry, after that thrashing v Chelsea?

Oh, hang on... we won it wasn`t a dream was it?!

"He is a good man, irrespective of where he came from, and I support him. He`ll get it right but in my view the supporters have got to be a little bit more patient and get behind the team."

He also mentions this moment:



A classic I`m sure you`ll agree!

"When we scored the second up he gets from the front row and tries to walk away down the aisle. I stopped him and grabbed his hand and said, 'Come on Roman, it`s only a game`."

Humble Doug on a phone in interview with Tom Ross: http://audioboo.fm/boos/607520-sir-doug-ellis

He also talks in this interview about other prospective purchasers who he wouldn`t sell to because they were doing it by loans. And mentions that Randy Lerner is a good man. www.birminghammail.net

"The only reason I sold Aston Villa was my health. I always said I`d never sell and that they`d have to take me out feet first from Villa Park. I`ve had prostate cancer, which was a malignant tumour and I was in hospital for 20 days, a few years back. Six months later I had cancer of the bowels, but that was non-malignant. Then I had a triple heart bypass, which really affected me. But I`ll stagger on and you can be sure I`ll be around this time next year to see my Villa."

JP Fear




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Writer: Glensider Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 1 2012

Time: 10:49AM

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Congratulations to an Aston Villa fan, Sir Doug Ellis OBE
Rightsofway
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01/01/2012 11:12:00

whoops, sorry glensider, put that through on your logins not mine! Dont' want to delete and put through again!
The Fear
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01/01/2012 11:12:00

HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS AND GALS.
koolbill
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01/01/2012 11:34:00

how much did he give the Tories - 90k
merlin
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01/01/2012 12:50:00

it is funny what can be bought merlin, for sure!
The Fear
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01/01/2012 18:50:00

It cannot be denied he has the club at heart.
piperuk
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01/01/2012 19:18:00

piperuk, its nice to see what you said beacuse he is an i'll old man who is a villa fan and i congratulate Doug and hope he remains healthy villan for years to come, happy new year my fellow fickle Villans! ;)
clivethevillan
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01/01/2012 20:17:00

wasnt he on the board at Blues ? didn't he put us through similar dross as the present from 2001-2006 ? how much did he give the Tories ? didn't he dismantle a european cup winning side ? how much money did he give David O'Leary ? yeah....great bloke....
crosswesleyanchapel
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02/01/2012 00:26:00

Lol.... that was a classic with Abramovich!
Pride of Lions
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02/01/2012 03:39:00

 

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