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An END To The Alex McLeish NIGHTMARE Coming?

An END To The Alex McLeish NIGHTMARE Coming?

Is this the first glimmer of hope?

The Daily Star has an article today... yes, yes, I know, it is a red top... however, we can but dream surely?

Where was I?

Oh yes, they say that Randy is looking at a total change in the summer including removing Alex McLeish and bringing in a sporting director to work with a new manager.

Starsport understands Lerner has already begun drawing up a list of potential Villa bosses. He is also set to step up his efforts to attract new investment to Villa which could boost his bid to bring in one of his top targets.

They also say that Roberto Martinez and David Moyes would again be looked at.

I SO hope this is true. Anyone can forgive a mistake if the mistake is adequately rectified surely? And imagine the atmosphere next season if we are clear from this negative football and starting to see signs of moving forward yet again?

Get your prayer matts out folks!

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Article from the other day on the odds and list of managers we've all talked about!

Deanovilla has just started a thread in the 100% Vital forum: The Next Manager Odds

Just noticed there are currently 2 bookmakers giving odds on the next Villa manager, despite the fact we already have one... strange.

Not reading too much into it but thought it would be interesting to share -

Here's the Top 10 candidates according to Victor Chandler and Stan James -

Victor Chandler -

Benitez - 8/1
Curbishley - 10/1
MacDonald - 12/1
Solksjaer - 12/1
Martinez - 12/1
Bruce - 12/1
Moyes - 14/1
McCarthy - 14/1
Lambert - 14/1
Rodgers - 16/1

Stan James -

Benitez - 3/1
Curbishley - 6/1
Bruce - 8/1
MacDonald - 10/1
Solksjaer - 10/1
Martinez - 10/1
Moyes - 10/1
McCarthy - 12/1
Lambert - 12/1
Keane - 12/1

Not the most inspiring bunch of names in the world ay? Benitez would demand, and then probably waste money. Some would big big gambles on little experience. Others are offer the experience but are what I would consider 'safe' options not exciting at all.

Depressing isn't it, that this would be the best on offer should McNugget finally get the boot.

We also have the 'who would you have` thread: page one of (currently) 38... Click Here

so far in this thread:

Ancholotti
Tony McAndrew and Kevin McDonald.
Roberto Martinez
Louis Van Gaal
Frank Rijkaard
Martin Laursen (some saying with Big Ron to help)
Simon Grayson
Roberto De'Mateo
Gianfranco Zola
Ray Wilkins
Gareth Southgate
Stuart Pearce
Nigel Adkins
Gus Poyet
Eddie Howe
Paul Lambert
Owen Coyle
Brendan Rogers
David Moyes
Brian Little
John Gregory
A.Villas-Boas
Dean Saunders
Guus Hiddink
Mark Hughes
Steve Bruce (or should that be in the funny ones!)
Cowans, Mortimer and Wilkins
Andy Gray
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer
Ian Holloway
Antoine Kombouaré (no, don`t worry, I`d not heard of him either!)
Lee Clark
Jochim Loew
Ronald Koeman
Fabio Capello
De Caneo

Funny Ones

Saints And Greavsie
Bert and Ernie
Mike Bassett
Marlon Harewood
Rab c nesbit o sorry we already got him
David Cameron
Mick McCarthey



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday April 18 2012
Time: 10:32AM

Comments

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Calm down Fear, Mysteryman (whoever he is but he has been very right before) says there is no truth in this and it is just poor reporting. Me? I have no idea but it does not look right to me given what is happening in terms of the signings of new players for next year, recent history of too many appointments, Lerner's nature etc. Just selling more copies of a crap paper, I fear.
Gordonsleftboot
18/04/2012 10:39:00
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I'm not a praying man, but if you're up there superman, sort this out. kaythanxbai.
BOF
18/04/2012 10:39:00
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We'll see, I fear he remains but can they really stand by and do nothing after this season and the likely drop off in season ticket etc sales? Mystery man is well connected, has good contacts (like I do! LOL) but no one can second guess Randy until he comes out and says something definitive I don't think. It is probably just wishful thinking but................
The Fear
18/04/2012 10:40:00
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Would be sad if the Daily Star have a better plan for us than the board!
The Fear
18/04/2012 10:41:00
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glb you are making me laugh. Anything to keep supporting McMuppet eh? I have been told from within the club two weeks ago that an exit strategy was in place and that new managers were already being discussed. Have to say that I heard nothing about a Director Of Football though. The survey of potential Season Card renewals which has absolutely caused mass panic within the club was the straw that broke the camels back. Randolph may have made a massive error in appointing McMuppet, but he is a business man. And he knows a business with no customers is not a business. You keep spouting the rubbish supporting McMuppet, I know because the info comes direct from within the club, McMuppets days are numbered. It is in the fans hands. Withhold your season ticket money until the final day before your seats are released on general sale (July 3rd) or until McMuppet is removed (whichever is sooner) and we will have a change in plavce for next season. We can then only hope that it is a positive change and that Randolph gets it right this time.
voiceoftheholte
18/04/2012 10:48:00
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Please god not another ex Liverpool manager rather keep Mclies there again probably not, but there has to be a decent up and comming young manager who would want the job?.
Merlin128777
18/04/2012 10:50:00
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Media speculation. We know how Randy works there will be no leaks about what he plans. Sadly I personally believe McLeish is bullet proof until Christmas at the earliest. If we are still in trouble then he will go. Not based on anything more than listening to the official statements.
Trekker
18/04/2012 10:52:00
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I got my 1st season tickets for 13 years, moved away and my sons now of an age where I think he should have one, we are going on Saturday as well, and it is the 1st time I have never been excited about going to Villa Park..and I am dyed in the wool Villa fan...so imagine the appeal for new supporters...its not just the next few years season tickets we should be worried about its the next ten years...history shows they will probably never return!! I have only ever called for one managers head before (O'Leary), and McCleish is worse than this, we are at the Tottenham game too, and if we're safe...I will be vociferous in my calls for McCleish to go!
ormskirk
18/04/2012 10:57:00
0
Could the God's or indeed Mr Laerner be that good to us? to be very honest my only concern at the moment is whether we will be playing Reading (other than in a cup game) at VP next season? I still have a terrible feeling that we will not. 4 points from our next two matches the we should be. COTVABU
irish villa
18/04/2012 11:04:00
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FAST work Jonathan, let's hope RL is reading lol if it's true it will be a massive boost to Villa
griffgriff
18/04/2012 11:05:00
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