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Poll Results... How Will You Respond To MON?

A simple poll:

How will you respond to MON returning to Villa Park?
Poll Date: 17 Apr 2012
Suggested By: Carew AV Legend

Turn my back like he did but not boo 36%

Booo (Judas!) 26%

Cheer (hero!) 26%

Nothing, not bothered 12%

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 19 2012

Time: 4:38PM

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Best manager for years past and in the future by the looks of things. Shame that the clueless Randy told him to build a squad and then decided to change his mind by selling his best players to Man City every ******** year. Unlike Spuz with Modric, he went for the money rather the success and stability.... Some people don't know when they've got it good. Randy worked this out and appointed Eck because half the fans will boo whoever is there so it didn't matter whether he appointed the worst manager around. Whilst talking about MON wasting money, who wasted money on Eck?? How do we know that Randy wasn't integral in wasting money on some of the dross players under MON's tenure????
Villan444
Villan444, MoN finished 6th with a net spend of over 80million? David Moyes got Everton fourth with a fraction of that amount literally only about 10 million net spend so did MoN really do that well? he waisted a lot of money on average at best players like Harewood Beye Heskey Knight Davies Warnock Dunne Collins these few players who are not great at all cost us nearly 40million, he sold Bouma Davis Cahill Ridgewell who all could have done a job as these players ive listed MoN bought for 40million which would have saved us a lot of money and we would not have had the wages issue we have suffered since he left us with.
ClivetheVillan
I used to love MON, but to do what he did and leave when he did, it was completely spiteful and I will never forgive him. He had a clear plan to leave when he did and he knew what a mess it would cause. If he had any dignity whatsoever he would have left at the end of the season but it was all about him once again.
calavfc
Clive, the team was always in need of major investment. Sadly Bouma HAD to go, he was never coming back from his leg injury. Cahill wanted to play every week and he was too inexperienced when we had Olof and Laursen. Ridgewell is average at best. Dunne Collins and Warnock were 3 out of the 3rd best defence in the league in his final season. None of them would come to Birmingham (as it's not very appealing)unless they were on good monies. LOL @ he had a plan to leave. And it's only taken him 1.5 years to get another decent job. Why did the courts pay him if he wasn't entitled to the wages?? Seriously??? He fell out with Lerner (which a lot of fans are doing at the moment ) and he was told that everyone was going and Ireland was coming. Faulkner and Randy told him this. As we all know they know sweet FA about football. I would not be prepared to work under these constraints either. MON kicked and headed every ball for the players and he got 150% out of them. Those that he didn't were mercenaries or fools and similar to Reo-Coker and Beye took us for all that they could money wise. MON should have done more research on them but he had to do everything himself as Randy was never here. MON was literally Chairman, chief scout, Manager, Press Officer, Tea Lady etc.
Villan444
Balti pie straight at him! Cnt.
VillainYorks
All I can say is that if McLeish can't motivate the players to put out a performance against MON then he has no right being in the hot-seat at Villa Park. Forget the for and against arguments, the evidence will be all too conclusive.
Lee282
The bloke went from hero to zero the moment the news broke. I hope we stuff them on Saturday, not that I think it very likely with AMc in charge.
Rawlie
Why are people quoting Dunne / Collins are Warnock as awful signings? As 444 said above - our defense was a brick wall in his last season - even despite the fact we'd lost Laursen! Or have we forgotten that fact? He did good things and bad things for villa - Heskey in particular stands out as a shocking signing, but i'll always remember the great times we had - 15 goals in 3 games, beating united at old trafford. Lee282 - mcnugget couldnt motivate a batchelor at a strip club! Think we'll lose on saturday, and it might be ecks last game if we do!
thorpyuk
villan444, I like your stance against McMuppet. However you are seriously misguided with your love in over M'ON. Please read the prophets and losses thread from 18th April. It will take a good 15 minutes, but it will hopefully give you a balanced view of how little M'ON did for us whilst bankrupting the club. In effect he spent all of our money, won nothing, produced less per pound spent than almost every manager in the League, and then when he demanded more even though he had taken the wage level to an unsustainable 88% of turnover, and never got it, he threw his toys out of the pram. We all enjoyed the night against Blackburn, the beating of Small Heath 5 - 1. Equally I hated Chelsea stuffing by 7 and Redscouse battering us by 5. The cup runs were nice, but he had the luck of the easiest draw imagineable in both the League and The FA Cup (have a look to remind yourself who we played en route to Wembley). But as soon as we met a proper team we blew it. Randy let M'ON loose with the finances and we all loved it at the time, but ultimately M'ONs disregard for the finances and his failure to get us a return on the investment has led to the position we are in. If he had stayed and worked under restrictions that had to be imposed, we would have been better off than we are now, but he slapped us all in the face and left. But please look at the prophets and losses thread before commenting. It will highlight just how much Randolph has invested and why he simply couldn't keep providing M'ON more money.
voiceoftheholte
MON had a net spend of 80 million from a team that finished 16th. Do you think a net spend of 80 million would take this current team to 6th? Just a question, but in my opinion not a chance. MON walked away and whether right or wrong the club have payed him not to give the reasons why which in my opinion says a hell of a lot. MON is a very dignified man and does things his way, rolling contracts so he doesn't need to have a pay off if sacked etc. I would give anythign at teh minute to go back to teh days of MON in charge probably the best manager we have had for 20 years and the best we will ahve had in the next 20 the way things are going. People need to get a grip on reality!
AVNath
I agree Nath, he did make some poor decisions, and signed some poor players, but he did a lot more good than bad for us! People slate Dunne & Collins, but lets not forget we lost Laursen to injury, and replacing him was a monster task, which he accomplished, giving us the 3rd tightest defence in the league in the following season. Anyway, it's history now - MCLEISHOUT. UTV!
thorpyuk
I totally disagree with most of you here. MON was doing a GREAT JOB. ok he left us and that's why I am not going to cheer for him but that doesn't mean that he was rubbish. If you want to compete with the biggest and richest teams you HAVE TO SPEND! And if the owner gives you money then you use them, simple as that. Apart form Everton we were THE BEST team in the league in terms of money spent/results. This is a fact.
Kamil
People keep harping on about what a great man motivator MON is. I'm not buying that. 7-1 at Chelski, 5-0 at Liverpool? He won nothing at Villa despite the money he spent. Pointless going over the details again and again, but selling Gary Cahill and replacing him with Zat Knight really stands out for me, and when all is said and done, he brought Heskey and warnock to our club when neither should have been allowed within a country mile of the Villa. He did put together a good first team and managed some good results too (1-0 at Manure, 2-0 at Arsenal), but he was below average at keeping a squad of players happy / rotating, hence the team capitulated between Jan - April every season. He built a squad using Randy's money, but didn't have the faith in his squad signings to play them in the premiership matches. The only games they played were in the EUFA Cup and the Carling Cup, where the likes of Sidwell, Shorey and C Davies regularly disappointed. He fell out with many of the squad too (inc NRC and Carew). We managed to blow a 10 point lead over Arsenal in our best chance of Champs League qualification ever, and when the wheels fell off he got us knocked out of Europe and made us a laughing stock. Then he has the hypocrisy to be on TV recently, saying how much he gets excited by European nights. Motivator? My *rse. He'll be getting pelters from me tomorrow - his ego is already overblown, so for him to have half the ground clapping him would just be unbearable. UTV - let's all get behind our own boys tomorrow and make it as hostile as possible for MON.
KevJoyBoy
We may never know the circumstances behind MON leaving, and agreed it doesn't look good if he had a payout. However, the timing of his departure was everything - he timed it like a primadonna and we've been paying the price ever since. Nasty, spiteful, etc etc. As for all this kak about the best manager in 20 years - Brian Little (who wasn't great, although a legend of a player) got us to 4th after spending about 20p. Gregory (who could be a muppet) had us at the top of the Prem for a while. Big Ron, before he lost the plot, had us playing some of the best football I've seen at the Villa. So let's not get carried away - he's no genius - just a not bad motivator who has one trick, and can't do anything once found out.
onlyteaminthemids
avnath I am surprised at your support for M'ON, but understand we all have a different viewpoint. But you ask could we get to 6th without spending 80m now? I fear you have been hypnotised by the people who think football is all about money. At the very top it is essentail, but Spurs, Newcastle and Arsenal have all produced this (Newcastle from the Championship) for significantly less money. It is not about the money, it is about the manager spending what he is given wisely and unfortunatley, despite some notable exceptions, M'ON failed us. Please read the phrophets and losses thread from 18th april. Very interesting reading.
voiceoftheholte
 

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