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Big Mac To Go!!

Big Mac To Go!!

Well, this is interesting news and although some might lament the departure, I think this might actually be very good for Villa.

Kevin MacDonald who undoubtedly has been a fine servant to AVFC and has brought many great results for the reserve set up, has decided it is time to move on and has announced he is leaving.

MacDonald told The Official Site:

'I've had an incredible 17 years at Aston Villa, one of the biggest clubs in the country, and wish to thank all the staff and players I have worked with during my time at the club.

'I wish Aston Villa every success in the future.'

CEO Paul Faulkner said: 'As a club, we are immensely grateful for the contribution Kevin has made in more than 17 years at Villa.

Adding, 'The whole of Aston Villa Football Club will wish Kevin well.'

MacDonald

Now, in some ways this might look brutal, but despite his good service, we have a new manager, a chance for a totally fresh start and maybe a total shake up top to bottom is exactly what is needed, after-all, in the last ten or more years, we've hardly been a successful club have we?

I hope Kev goes on to get a full managers job, as he has been linked with before. Some are asking if he could possibly be in line for the Blues job? If he is, I'd wish him luck and say they'd be lucky to have him.

Whatever, I think this is good for him and great for us.

A fresh manager, a new chapter, let Lambert get the entire playing side sorted as he wants.

Exciting times and fairwell Kev, and thanks.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday June 9 2012
Time: 2:47PM

Comments

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I'm quite proud of that headline!!!
The Fear
09/06/2012 14:55:00
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very clever Fear! As you say, maybe for the best and perhaps even the younger players will benefit for not having a former father figure behind them. Who knows. Good luck McMac and many thanks.
Gordonsleftboot
09/06/2012 15:03:00
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Can't believe he is leaving, we had a great academy under him but alas no great players came from it, Barry we got from Brighton and the current crop none of them are good enough for the top league yet, but still a mistake to let him go, do not trust another Scottish manager who has actually won less as a manager than the previous one. I really think some people are getting carried away with this. It scares me to death and I really think we will be fighting relegation again but hope to god we are not
andy3221
09/06/2012 15:27:00
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Was shocked and disappointed at first when I saw the headline, but I agree with you Fear, this shake up might revitalise the club and liven things up a bit behind the scenes.
VillaHippo
09/06/2012 15:34:00
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Though thank you very much to Big Mac for all your services these past years.
VillaHippo
09/06/2012 15:35:00
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Surprised to say the least, but a HUGE Thank You Kev for all your sterling work over the last 17 years. You WILL certainly be missed, but good luck in whatever you do in the future. UTV!
Pride of Lions
09/06/2012 15:36:00
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Very strange move. I assumed with his natural edging back towards the reserve set up last season, he'd just go back to that if no longer involved with the first team, but maybe he's decided to make the step up now??
mike_field
09/06/2012 15:37:00
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Sad to see you leave KMac you have done us at Villa a great service and I wish you the best of luck with your next job :)
Green Villan
09/06/2012 16:15:00
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Can't thank KMac enough for the work he's done over the years. A little surprised to see him leaving to be honest, but if he wants that step up after getting a wee taste then he has no choice but to move on. Saw some tweets about him possibly in the frame for the BCFC position?!?!
Canuck_Villan
09/06/2012 16:29:00
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Fear, regarding the headline as they say i'm lovin' it. On a serious note I am very surprised and sad to see him go but perhaps he feels it is time for more responsibility elsewhere. Although sad it might be best for Villa and him. As they say only time will tell. Deepest thanks for all your work Kevin and all the best for you and your family in the future.
Rowley Villa
09/06/2012 16:52:00
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