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O'Leary Happy At Villa?!

O'Leary Happy At Villa?!

Blimey. David O'Leary says - at last - 'I'm happy to be the manager of this football club'.

Now I could be wrong, but his comments to the press in recent weeks seem to have changed dramatically. Has someone advised him or has he realised that the fans were wanting some positive talk - as well as the justified attacks on the way his job has been hampered by Doug Ellis?

Certainly seems we are getting a far more up-beat manager at the moment and with the change in results, maybe he is starting to enjoy his time at Villa?

The former Leeds United manager has also as good as ruled himself out of a move to Newcastle saying:

'I think everyone will be linked with it at sometime and I'm just glad I'm not being linked with the England job. I'm sure everyone will have their spin doctors out but I'm staying out of it. 'I'm happy to be the manager of this football club until I'm told otherwise and when that happens I'll get a job somewhere else.'

However that hasn't stopped the bookies slashing his odds, something that happened 18 months ago when he was linked to the job before Graeme Souness made the shock move from Blackburn Rovers. O'Leary's odds were as high as 33/1 this time round, but the odds have gone as low as 6/1 following a sudden influx of bets for him. Glenn Hoddle was also linked but Newcastle have denied the former England boss is about to be appointed.

O'Leary is currently 13/1 to join the St James Park outfit.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday February 11 2006
Time: 12:24PM

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Perhaps DOL has heard whispers about a big money takeover. One in which he will be promised big money to spend. That surely would make him happy. However why does he still berate the fans? His comments regarding Jlloyd Samuel and his small wage packet of £20k week only alienated him from the supporters.
still skeggy
11/02/2006 19:12:00
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Perhaps DOL has heard whispers about a big money takeover. One in which he will be promised big money to spend. That surely would make him happy. However why does he still berate the fans? His comments regarding Jlloyd Samuel and his small wage packet of £20k week only alienated him from the supporters.
still skeggy
11/02/2006 19:12:00
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He has to stop dropping in the "Good bunch o lads" the "Small numbers/unit" whatever in the post match press conferences as well, it's starting to wear a bit thin now.
Vince_AstonVilla
12/02/2006 14:28:00
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He has to stop dropping in the "Good bunch o lads" the "Small numbers/unit" whatever in the post match press conferences as well, it's starting to wear a bit thin now.
Vince_AstonVilla
12/02/2006 14:28:00
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I doubt DOL will ever win over the fans but its nice to hear him saying the right things a bit more now!
dannydeeavfc
12/02/2006 23:32:00
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I doubt DOL will ever win over the fans but its nice to hear him saying the right things a bit more now!
dannydeeavfc
12/02/2006 23:32:00
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what will it take for him to win over the fans? Maybe for him to step down is a good start
was_danrenshaw
14/02/2006 17:23:00
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what will it take for him to win over the fans? Maybe for him to step down is a good start
was_danrenshaw
14/02/2006 17:23:00
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Dol will lead this club back to greatness when we ditch Doug
villabug
14/02/2006 17:50:00
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Dol will lead this club back to greatness when we ditch Doug
villabug
14/02/2006 17:50:00
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