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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

Your Comments

Congratulations to an Aston Villa fan, Sir Doug Ellis OBE
Rightsofway
whoops, sorry glensider, put that through on your logins not mine! Dont' want to delete and put through again!
The Fear
HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS AND GALS.
koolbill
how much did he give the Tories - 90k
merlin
it is funny what can be bought merlin, for sure!
The Fear
It cannot be denied he has the club at heart.
piperuk
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
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
Lol.... that was a classic with Abramovich!
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