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McLeish - Unacceptable Display Today

Just today? Really? Are you so sure whilst you bleat on about being such a success with your actual factual record in the Premiership Alex?

scratching head

Fair do's this isn't quite as Ecking unbeileveable as proclaiming his defensive football is a myth (how many defenders on the pitch again today Eckmeister?) or the fact that he's played four forwards all season when factually he hasn't, but it's still one of the highlight interviews our manager has given since destroying our on pitch pride...the players don't get away blameless either, but that's for another day.

Speaking to the Official Site after today's utter embarrassment against Norwich City, he bumbled:

'That was an unacceptable display. It was flat. It was disappointing, it was an unacceptable performance in Aston Villa colours. I have to change that, there will be change.'

Well it's the same kind of defensive, tactically hampered performance that we've seen all season long Alex. Clearly you are incapable of changing that. We have midfielders on the bench, so you select extra defenders again when not only has it not helped us stay tight at the back, but it totally hampers us in terms of attacking - you know that frightful thing you say you do a lot of, not being defensive and all that jazz - or that jizz, I've got confused because of the smell of BS all season.

'People will talk of an end of season mentality this afternoon but I can't accept that because I've been used to winning trophies and medals throughout my career both as a player and a manager.'

Yeah, some managers like Championship medals, but generally they don't work on having a superior relegation record and losing more games than they win, because they think the only medals available are from the Championship.

Always somebody elses fault though isn't it:

'I have not had the riches to spend on players that other managers would have liked but I believe I can turn Aston Villa around by changing things around and adding to the quality, bringing players in who will work their socks off for this club and for me.'

N'Zogbia, Given, Hutton, Jenas, Keane, Stevens...the only real successes are Given and Keane but they were hardly punts. Nobody elses fault but yours if your judgement on players is off Alex. You spent a significant amount in the summer so don't bleat you haven't been backed because that's about as accurate as you know Gabby isn't a winger isn't it McDeluded.

Nice to possibly see confirmation that he hasn't got the dressing room though. Players who will work their socks off for him can only imply some players are as racked off as the fans!

The best bits though:

'I have got to try and build a winning mentality at this club.'

Presumably by selecting 6 defenders and playing 1 upfront.

'I think I can turn it around, I have done it before.'

Where, when, who, what and why and how as any good journalist would be asking there.

'We have problems, definitely problems. I said at the start of the season that if we lost some senior players it could be a battle.'

So that's why we didn't win many more games with the seniors before they got injured then eh.

And on that point, I lose the will to live when it comes to talking or discussing McIdiot anymore, however, I can't let this doozie go by.

Speaking to Sky Sports immediately after the game he mumbled:

'That was not an Alex McLeish team today.'

It was perfectly an Alex McLeish team because it's what we've seen for the majority of the season. You know it, I know it, he knows it but it appears only two of us will admit it.

Bye, just simply goodbye.

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 13 2012

Time: 7:39PM

Your Comments

same as it has been all season. f`eck- off .
lerneravfc
Have a clear out Eck
PiperUK
is he going??? god i just want to know now - i prey
villa4life87
do you mean players Piper or that he is full of *****e!?!?! lol
The Fear
Have a word Piper
Villan444
Thanks to Shay Given, he stopped it being a landslide.
The Fear
More of the same next season. Yipee.
deanovilla
I notice he shot straight down the tunnel after the game. Did he get plenty of stick from the supporters today?
avfcfazza
please go mcuseless you are not wanted and you know it
andy gray
I just wonder what planet he is on. Because he certainly isn't on the same one as the majority of VILLA fans. Could he be reported to trading standards for passing himself as a football club manager? Still doesn't get it that he has to take responsibility for the crap we've had to put up with all season. Just go McClueless you are doing more harm than good to all around you, our club, our fans, our young talented players, yourself and your own family. Stop being a selfish ******** and see what you are really like!!!
onlyoneteaminaston
On the bright side that was the last post match interview from him that we will have to endure
RiF
It will be lovely if he gets sacked. Please note Lerner - McLeish is cheap for a reason. Get a decent one. Lambert please. Feel free to sack Faulkner too, he is a useless piece of crap. I counted 8 defensive players in our lineup today, that is ridiculous, we are safe, lets just cut loose and go for it. Why have Nzogbia sat on the bench...
thekentvillan
how are people so sure he is going??
villa4life87
Hilarious, not an Alex mcleish team, that is exactly what it was, it seems he has actually watched and seen the same tripe we have seen all season. Whatever happens he is a dead man walking
Randy bollox
He should be sacked on the pitch at Villa Park, and the fans should be allowed in.............it would be our biggest attendance of the season - even the silent majority would attend!
griffgriff
Kentvillan - McLeish should be cheap, but is one of the top 20 paid managers in world football. Randys so clueless even when he doesnt pay peanuts he still gets monkeys
upthevilla
I've got some news for you lot. I know for a fact Eck ain't going anywhere.
PiperUK
I have news for you Piper, if he doesn't plenty more fans will be.
juddy
I've got news for you PiperUK: I know for a fact you are talking *********
jonah
Does anyone else recall that he said only a small amount of us aren't behind him? Because last time I recall, most of us want him gine. And Piper, just shut up.
Avfc94 we do
piper . . . . . you are correct. He isn't going anywhere. But you forgot to add 'by choice'. Depending when his meeting with Randy is he will be gone tomorrow or Tuesday.
voiceoftheholte
these quotes from him are the worst of the season - amazing! completely irresponsible to the end. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
leftfoot
Bang on.cant fault a word of that.now fooooooock of Mc*****e,please
jasevilla
McLeish has called the team, which he has coached and trained all season, "unacceptable", "woeful", and "lacking a winning mentality". To that I would add "joyless, inept and boring". And whose fault is that Mr. McLeish? Are you man enough to accept that this season's performances are your responsibility? If not, what exactly is your role at the club?
itplowe
'I have got to try and build a winning mentality at this club.' Not at Villa you ain't you turd! If you need to build a winning mentality, try Brora or Inverurie Locos etc. Thats about your level you stupid, useless excuse for a football manager. Now go before it starts getting really nasty!
Pride of Lions
ITP Lowe - bang on. He refuses to take any responsibility and derides the team he's been tasked with coaching. What kind of manager does that ? He's got no clue.. please Alex, just leave. ANYONE would be better.
ExpatVillaShirt
I'll be amazed if he goes. As awful and clueless as he is I reckon as far as the people who matter are concerned he has met his target so far - halve the wage bill and keep us up. His task for the summer will be to move out other high earners so I expect to see Dunne, Collins, Warnock and Bent all leave along with the obvious departures of Heskey, Cuellar and Guzan and unfortunately Stan (although I'd hope the club would have the class to do something for him). Really hope I'm wrong but I just can't see him being sacked
AVbornandbred
Guys - not trying to raise hopes unnecessarily here, but I heard the Radio WM news earlier this morning and they said there are STRONG RUMOURS from Villa Park that at some point today fans will get their wish granted and McLeish will be dismissed. As i say its a strong RUMOUR - please don't shoot the messenger if it doesnt happen
bigolbear1970
ok - the Mail are running the same story...http://www.birminghammail.net/news/birmingham-news/2012/05/14/aston-villa-alex-mcleish-to-be-sacked-today-97319-30963679/
bigolbear1970
Would be nice if the fans singing sacked in the morning were right! He has to go, I couldnt believe the team he played yesterday. Made me think he is desperate. Why on earth would you not play the kids when we had nothing to lose and they had experience to gain. What sort of message does it show them Alex? I think the players have shown where they stand...
Chelt Villan
I can find no words for how pathetic this quote from the Birmingha Mail is: “But for three minutes last season and one goal I would have been probably the greatest manager in Birmingham’s history – that’s how fine a line it is.” Truly, what a twonk he is.
Dumble
For f***** sake hurry up theres 14000 waiting to renew their season tickets based on Mcleish leaving
Merlin128777
piper you know for a fact hes not going eh ? Strange that news from Villa park he was sacked an hour ago.
Merlin128777
I just saw in the Express and Star that he said goodbye to the team this morning
bigolbear1970
I wish they would hurry up and make a statement thanking him and move on! I dont agree we have anything to thank him for but lets let the club be polite and get a replacement very very quickly!
Chelt Villan
Stan Collymore is on TalkSport as we speak and he says Alex McLeish has confirmed that he has left Villa
bigolbear1970
 

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