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Shane Villains says:

The McLeish Gamble has been a Failure the club Now Needs to Act and Do the Right Thing
This is no longer about whose wrong or right between us sections of fans and the hierarchy. These are dire times the worst in our club history in the EPL.

Our EPL Status is seriously under threat and the club Custodians need to act NOW. A change has to come and needs to be made for the good of the club. A change will lift the whole Club to unite us fans and players alike. If Faulkner and Lerner chose to ignore our current dilemma with wishful thinking in McLeish`s abilities to turn it around then they need to do their research on his EPL record for a quick reminder, otherwise we on route to pay the ultimate price.

The proof`s in the pudding, the gamble has been a disaster and should not be allowed to rumble on any longer. The facts do not lie; McLeish has never kept a club up at this stage in this position we lie in now. Give Villans back their pride and we will roar like the proud lions we are for our team. All villans will unite behind the team with McLeish`s departure. If our beloved absent owner does not act then the consequences are dire in deed. I will repeat these facts NO McLeish`s team has stayed up at this stage in the season in the dire position we now lie in. If our Hierarchy persist down this path of blind faith in this inept manager then it will only exit one way; the championship for the first time in our EPL history.

McLeish`s excuses cannot be allowed to dribble on; it`s those same excuses he used to drag Birmingham City down last season now the same excuses his using now to drag us down.

Sir Alex Ferguson has got his easy 6 points from us this season job done, if he thinks so highly of him why did he not hire him as his No.2? Even better why does he not retire now and recommend 'McLueless` as his successor at Manure?

Was the bright future that was promised a one way ticket to the championship in debt?
If the Custodians fail Villa by blindly refusing to act then it`s up to every true passionate Villan out there to join and unite to force the change for the good of the club, act before its too late. Let`s not let our great and beloved club be degraded and dragged down to McLeish`s level in the championship. If we do not act who protects Villa when the Custodians have failed her where`s that roar and Pride of the Lions of Villa DO NOT RENEW SEASON TICKETS FOR THE SAKE OF VILLA;

"The Villa is Ours, The Villa is Ours, The Villa is Ours, The Villa is ours
The Villa is Ours, The Villa is Ours, The Villa is Ours, Up The Villa"

Let The Lions Roar Give Them Back Their Pride, Give Them Back Their Club unleash the McLeish with a P45 the Villa is ours.

Now over to you custodians what will it be Paul Faulkner and Randy Lerner wherever he may be.

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Writer: Shane Villains Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 17 2012

Time: 11:20AM

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I've renewed, sorry, I always will. I get what people are saying but not for me, didn't over DOug, won't over a manager who will go one day! Heartfelt etc but just not walking away, especially not giving up my great seats!
The Fear
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17/04/2012 11:22:00

They will be 'great seats' watching Leicester and Nottingham Forest next season if McLeish's tactics and defensive approach win through. At least the away trips wont be too far eh??? It was only a boycott of season tickets that finally forced Doug to get rid of O'Deary (sic). They have even got Agbonlahor at it now, pleading for people to renew next year. I wonder if this was of his own volition or on club orders??? PR wise this current mob haven't a clue how to run a football club. The OS is a joke. Hardly any mention of the dismal performances, lack of invention or fight. No. Just short articles about how we were beaten by superior teams and plenty of adverts for discounted ticket deals. The attendance for the Stoke game summed it up. Don't they understand why people are staying away? At least Doug used to tell a few fibs about summer transfers (Klinsmann anyone???) to drum up business. As long as people will pay to watch any old rubbish while the club they grew up loving crumbles before them, all the while being simultaneously disregarded and ignored by the board, this *expletive deleted* will remain in charge.
heavy d
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17/04/2012 11:54:00

I will be a season ticket holder next year as will the Wife. I would love to be entertained whilst supporting my club and I pray for them to be better and get back to where I believe.However, I am not purchasing a product. I am investing money in the football club I adore and in doing so supporting them. 100 Big Eck's will not change this for me. I am there good times and bad because that's what it is to be a fan - fanatic- of a football club. Only lack of funds and ill health would keep me away and when they have done it was a great loss to not sit and stand in the Holte End.
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17/04/2012 11:55:00

Am undecided what to do. I think that the greatest damage can be done from within, but fully support every fan who is going to vote with their feet. I am actually enjoying protesting about him. So much so that I am taking my protest to Bodymoor Heath tomorrow. UTV . McMuppet Out.
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17/04/2012 11:56:00

However, once the football has stopped the protests will begin as far as I am concerned. Protest season. At the moment I am completely behind the team and that's where all my energy and support is going. No time for negativity with 5 games to go.
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17/04/2012 11:58:00

I can fully understand those who are renewing season tickets. And financially it is cheaper to renew before the deadline. But surely NOT renewing- registering your protest about the way the club is being run, potentially forcing them to remove McLeish from the helm - then purchasing a ticket once the new manager is appointed is a better way to go? It would cost more as a fan to do this, but wouldn't this put more money in to the club for the new manager to be able to use?
heavy d
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17/04/2012 12:06:00

voth - it would be possible to do greater damage from within IF the stewards didn't refuse entry to those people with anti-Mcleish (not anti-Villa) banners.
heavy d
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17/04/2012 12:11:00

Fear - Can totally understand you comments, and there is part of me that wants to replicate your action but after 22 years of holding a season ticket - An event which jointly made with my brother/cousins and uncle, we will not be renewing this summer. What the club did last summer was slap their supporters in the face and say that we basically dont care what you think and presented us with a provern failure. I have tried to defend and give him time but cant no more - its clueless, boring as predicted football with shocking results to join it. My only worry is that we will probbally end up with Terry Connor if Mcleish does leave as that would some up Lerner & Faulkners football knowlege. Mcleish Out!!!. Martinez with 20 million and the current squad inc young players coming through would not have been hanging on like this - The job he has done with the resources avalible is amazing
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17/04/2012 12:22:00

heavy d. Where there is a will there is a way. My banner will be there again on Saturday and as before will not appear until the game is beyond us. It will not be displayed whilst there is a chance of getting points on the board. No Support Prevention Officer (steward) will stop me getting it into VP again.
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17/04/2012 12:28:00

I'll be back, no I'm not happy and will look for improvement - will also look forward to seeing some of the younger lions push onwards & will give McLeish until Xmas to show the spirit we need.
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17/04/2012 12:40:00

voth - good luck at Bodymoor Heath. The players will probably honk their car horns in support when they arrive/leave training. They must be as miserable about him being manager as us supporters are. No amount of PR tosh through the media can disguise the fact that they aren't playing for him, or explain how youth prospects who have been proven to be capable of good football seem incapable of passing to a team mate - Admittedly it is harder to be 100% accurate when hoofing it 80 yards on to someone's head rather than pass 15 yards to the nearest available man.
heavy d
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17/04/2012 12:40:00

The same boring tripe being spouted. If you don't want to renew then don't. Just don't try and dress it up as a noble act that is for the good of the club - I support Villa (the club) through (the extremely rare) good times AND the bad, will continue to do so and don't feel in the least bit guilty about doing so.
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17/04/2012 13:06:00

Superb effort from Voice of the Holte. Excellent piece by shane aswell
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17/04/2012 13:31:00

Well said heavy D, The Fear, cb_82 i could not have put it better myself i cannot add to what your guys have just stressed over those who do not get it after that will never get it. The money that you now say you still put into McLeish is only going in one direction and that will be more Huttons from the fringe players at Rangers. This man has no track record of developing youth and never will reason why he is quickly signing up already the likes of Holman and other unproven players who will never develop any further and are no better than what we already have and judging from his record they will be a lot worse and will never be able to get the best out of them Look at Zigic an average player he wasted alot of money on and hadly scored for him now scoring goals for fun under Hughton. Wake up and smell the coffee putting money in the club now is accepting whats happening its backing McLeish's with your money to do what he does best make a club worse until they in the championship.
Shane Villains
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17/04/2012 13:52:00

Maybe we can have a temporary club song just for McLeish, Faulkner and Lerner. How 'bout 'Shot thru the heart and you're to bame (You give football a bad name)'?
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17/04/2012 14:05:00

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17/04/2012 14:06:00

Dilemma though heavy d is going down and then boycotting. Personally I would feel fickle .. Also, this could all cause great damage to the club. What if we force randy to want to sell but can't? At the money put in I can't see who would buy us but if he gets that disillusioned and moth balls us? Just a pity all round. I see why those who are fed up want to stay away but others have to see that some of us want to go, c rap though the football is. And no, I don't think that was what got rid of dol or doug to be honest,
The fear
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17/04/2012 14:34:00

Also not sure where this ends boycott wise. Been plenty of villa mangers over the years I've not liked or grown tired of... Thing is, I support villa, the team and club, not mcleish, not a board of directors.
The fear
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17/04/2012 14:37:00

That is the problem voice, you know what you would like to do, but you also know it is in your blood, has. Been for decades and as much as you want to, you can't drop it
The fear
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17/04/2012 14:38:00

Feel for you cb-82 hard decision to make I am sure. The whole situation was oh so avoidable, undone for many all the good work done. Think we are all still dazed to be honest with you. Just hope (I fear not) the change is made and we can settle back doing what we do best, being fans. Gutted after that time you feel compelled to do that but admire your conviction. Just feel sorry, for so many, they feel they have to do this. Must admit, if it was just about the entertainment, then value for money, this just doesn't cut it at all.
The fear
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17/04/2012 14:43:00

Lol@ villawillriseagain. voice what do you mean AGAIN? Were you refused entry this season mate?
The fear
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17/04/2012 14:47:00

Sadly, it seems a number of my fellow Villa supporters can't see the wood for the trees! Suggestions regarding not renewing STs is a suggestion to not actually renew them now, but hold back as long as possible, hence putting pressure on the clowns running the club. By all means either renew as soon as Idiot has got the boot or if he hasn't , hold on until the last day to renew - the lack of income from advance sales of STs "should" be felt by the clowns who seem to unable to organise a P up at a brewery...............
Pride of Lions
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17/04/2012 16:30:00

Fear - I was refused entry against Fulham because I had a banner asking for Eck to get out of Villa. Not to worry, I know how the Support Prevention Officers work and it will be back again on Saturday. It will only be displayed once it looks like we are about to lose, not before a ball has been kicked.
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17/04/2012 16:34:00

Good on ya voth! Will be syceaming something up myself too where I sit it will be very noticeable .
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17/04/2012 21:12:00


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