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The Fight Goes On

After leaving Rangers in third position in Scotland and Small Heath in the Championship and facing administration, Mr McLeish is still talking up his job at the Villa despite the fact that we all know he is being shown out of the door next week.

His current bluster is simply his way of trying to secure his pay off instead of doing the honorable thing and walking. He has shown his complete disregard for the fans with this stance. He is spoiling for a fight with all Villa Fans, so lets ensure he has one.

So although we know there is likely to be the biggest fall off in Season Cards in our history (for the record, Villa's research has indicated only 4000 renewals if McMuppet stays) we must make our voice heard again at Norwich. We are safe. No need to worry about the bleeding heart liberals who say please support the team during the game and do the protests after. At Norwich the fans that go watch Villa home and away have a chance to spend 90 minutes giving McLeish as much stick as possible. It will not affect the club.

It will not relegate us. It is not going to prevent us finishing higher up the table. But we need to make our voice heard louder than it has before. So take your banners, lubricate the larynx and be as vociferous as possible to ensure that the Randolph knows exactly what he needs to do as soon as the game is finished next week.

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Writer: VoiceOfTheHolte Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 10 2012

Time: 4:30PM

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hopefully the last protest article we need for a good long while. Personally I think he's gone and that we should enjoy the final day. Bit harsh blaming him for Blues in receivership there! LOL Their owner isn't the best to be fair !
The Fear
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10/05/2012 16:32:00

Not sure Randy needs any more reminders of the fans' feelings towards McLeish. If he doesn't realise that he has to go by now, I don't see how another protest will help.
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10/05/2012 16:36:00

I wholeheartedly agree with VOTH. I've said it on another thread, but as VOTH says, this is the last chance to ensure Idiot is given a send off he'll remember. We are safe, so lets give it 100% so he and the board are in no doubt. I'm wondering how you can enjoy yourselves JF when that Idiot is still managing a Villa team..... with all the suffering we've endured with that turd......
Pride of Lions
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10/05/2012 16:43:00

Tend to agree Nimmo. Think McLeish has been so low key last two games that despite his comments, he knows what is needed.
The Fear
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10/05/2012 16:43:00

I'll be glad when he's gone, but slagging McLeish off for 90 mins is a pretty lame way to spend the last game of the season. And let's have less of the selective use of stats: he's won the League Cup and made the last 16 of the Champions League in recent times, which is more than we've managed. There's more to life than abusing other people.
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10/05/2012 16:57:00

fear knows something.
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10/05/2012 17:03:00

Just a thought..... a lot of people seem to favour Lambert for our next manager, I'm sure the sight/sound of the away following slagging the current manager for 90 mins will really help to sell the club to him...... anyway Eck is going so ignore him and get behind the lads and give Carlos the send off he deserves.
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10/05/2012 17:13:00

there is no way he will go, he will be here next season i am sure, of course i hope not but i cannot see RL sacking him
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10/05/2012 17:23:00

90 minutes of abusing Mcleish will only make the club and us, its fans, look bad and give the london media an excuse to ridicule us again whilst putting off potential managers and players. It will not influence Randy's decisions one bit, does anyone know if he will even be there? Falling season ticket sales coupled with letter / emails to the club explaining what needs to change to drive renewals is about the only way things will happen. If Fear is right, then it has already had its effect, if not then here's hoping
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10/05/2012 17:37:00

Everyone is fully aware of McLeish's track record but the "3rd in a 2-horse race" argument is void for me, as I've said many times before. Rangers finished 3rd behind Hearts, who beat them by 1 point and were 18 points ahead of Hibs in 4th. Hearts had an amazing season!!!!! Don't take that away from them by slagging off McLeish!!!!
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10/05/2012 18:18:00

i don't know whats going to happen - mcliesh needs to go but will it happen?? they appointed him which is beyond poor. it makes no logical sense or business sense.. promoting someone who failed before in his past role.... i will wait and see what happens at the end of the season... its not sure he is gone to me... only speculation
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10/05/2012 18:28:00

LOL lozza, stop defending the indefensible. In the same way that you say that Hibs were 18 points behind, Celtic were 18 points ahead. It's a mickey mouse league and you've got to be sh11te to not finish top 2 if you manage rangers. EVEN WITH A 10 POINT DEDUCTION. Nothing void about it.
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10/05/2012 19:31:00

Don't forget him relegating Hibs
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10/05/2012 19:34:00

VOTH: If you think I'm doing a 500 mile round trip to simply slag of the manager, think again. What a negative way to spend an afternoon. Oh, and I'll be renewing my season ticket whatever the outcome so maybe thats 4,002 (wife has one too!)
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10/05/2012 19:43:00

Pretty mixed bag of response. Can see the reasons for and against an all out assault on our worst manager in history next week. But for the couple who are trying to defend McMuppets record, get a grip. Managers are judged by their performance in the league as the cups are a lottery. We all enjoy a good cup run but the league is the bread and butter. And on that score McMuppet has failed everywhere.
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10/05/2012 19:49:00

"What a negative way to spend an afternoon" Gordon. That's what all the villa players say when they step out with Eck as their manager. Obviously the day out and the drinks and meeting friends etc. is good and enjoyable but the football hasn't been ALL season ( barring 1 or 2 games.) Randy cant be told too many times until Eck is gone for those that think that he knows already.
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10/05/2012 19:59:00

Give him one for me voice!! EcK out and don't EVER come back!!
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10/05/2012 23:02:00

Read this if you want to know a bit more about McLeish's tenure at various SPL clubs (oh and the Scots national side): -
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I would like to propose GLB for Sainthood....Damn, can never find a Cardinal when you need one.
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11/05/2012 08:36:00

I don't see how it's negative, chanting McLeish Out, you can party whilst doing so. How anyone can defend the current manager is absolutely beyond me, have you not watched Villa this season?
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11/05/2012 08:43:00

I received a call from AV ticket office yesterday as I'm sure many of you are. I said quite simply that due to financial constraints I will be postponing my renewal and I will be keeping a keen eye on the managerial position. If the managerial position changes then I may renew although I may not. What I did say was that I 100% will not renew while the current manager is still in charge. The guy was very polite and said that this was a common response and that all responses are passed on up to board level.
Adam Deuce
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11/05/2012 11:16:00

Good news Adam, only a matter of days until the big ginger cloud is blown away and we can have our club back now
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11/05/2012 11:49:00

How about 3000-4000 Villa fans all chanting 'Paul Lamberts Claret N Blue Army' and 'There's only 1 Paul Lambert'. That would give Lambert a good idea of the support he could get if he was our manager, while still letting the Ginger T'nuc know he is not wanted!
heavy d
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11/05/2012 12:53:00

There is a lot of times I disagree with view points on this site but this is ridiculous. Whether safe or not, surely its more beneficial to go out on a high, finish in as higher position as possible (each one worth 500k) and try and have the young lads end the season feeling positive. Chanting McLeish out for the whole 90 minutes is a nonsense proposition, and just turn even more potential managers away from us (4th choice ended up getting the job).
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11/05/2012 12:58:00

So you think that we have a chance Franco?? Doubt that we've even got a place to play for as wigan will win and qpr will lose. Look to next year and the future rather than wasting time on Eck. Greater good and all that.
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11/05/2012 13:38:00

Franco - it's very unlikely we will finish higher than 16th EVEN if we somehow manage to win - which is also unlikely considering we've only won 1 in the last 15 games. To those of you above arguing over mcleishs record aat previous clubs - whats the point? We dont need to do that now - look at the records he's made at villa: Longest EVER premier league home winless streak, fewest EVER premier league points total (even if we win). Fewest EVER home wins in a season (in our whole 138 year history). Fewest EVER goals scored in a premier league campaign (unless we score at least 5 against Norwich). First time EVER in premier league without back-to-back wins. ZERO goals from set-pieces (unless we get 1 vs Norwich). Add to that the dross we've had to witness with the WORST EVER negative, defensive rubbish witnessd at villa park in the premier league and it's no wonder nobody wants to renew their season tickets! On these facts alone, and NOT on previous performance / link to blues, should he be sacked in the dugout after the norwich game....
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11/05/2012 13:40:00

444, I was defending Hearts, not McLeish!!! They had a worldie to break up the top 2, and fully deserved every pair of ears they won!
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11/05/2012 17:05:00


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