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Fickle Isn't The Word, Nor Is Fans

One of O'Leary's few quips and on comes the slating from the fans.

'If Roeder keeps winning like that Newcastle will win the League' or there abouts.

Had John Gregory said that we would have all been laughing at his smart tongue. Had Graham Taylor said it we would have all been amazed, but no such is the negativity amongst so many fans especially towards O'Leary he gets slated just as much as when he issues one of his downtalking Villa and its players comments.

Fickle isn't the word, fans certaily isn't.

OK we are all entitled to our opinion, and if you continually stick with it the polite police take over and immediately slate you for your efforts. Is that where Blairs society has left us where dying old fogies can ruin a club on and off the field so much that if a player doesn't perform like a Chelsea high boy for 2 matches he immediately becomes target of the boo boys?

When a manager is forced to pick a weak midfield thanks to suspensions, injuries, and lack of spending, loses and immediately is a candidate for the waste bin.
No its not in answer its just a Villa thing.

Villa as a club are a laughing stock and their fans do nothing to buck that trend, as anyone on here will see, in fact as a Boro supporting mate of mine said, no sane manager on earth would want your club now not even the desperate ones, at least at Boro we don't have that problem even if we have fans who throw away their season ticket.

By AVFC48




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 12 2006

Time: 5:23PM

Your Comments

Got to admit everything he says is put under the microscope, but he does often ask for it, some of his comments are foolish to say the least. You don't call fans fickle then expect them to embrace you. I also did sort of agree with Roeder yesterday, Villa weren't unlucky, we didn't take our chances, fine if we took ours we could have won, but if they had taken their first half chances we could have gone in 3or4 down.
The Fear
Got to admit everything he says is put under the microscope, but he does often ask for it, some of his comments are foolish to say the least. You don't call fans fickle then expect them to embrace you. I also did sort of agree with Roeder yesterday, Villa weren't unlucky, we didn't take our chances, fine if we took ours we could have won, but if they had taken their first half chances we could have gone in 3or4 down.
The Fear
As Fear says, DOL has said some very stupid things. He's a prat underneath it all, DOL is number1 in his life. Calling us fickle, leeds, leeds, leeds, small squad, no money etc. He has never once admitted a mistake, but takes the praise for victories, like the Blues.
danvilla2
As Fear says, DOL has said some very stupid things. He's a prat underneath it all, DOL is number1 in his life. Calling us fickle, leeds, leeds, leeds, small squad, no money etc. He has never once admitted a mistake, but takes the praise for victories, like the Blues.
danvilla2
He keeps hiding behind excuses when things go wrong his favourite being "Small bunch o' lads" he has to take some responsibility.
Vince_AstonVilla
He keeps hiding behind excuses when things go wrong his favourite being "Small bunch o' lads" he has to take some responsibility.
Vince_AstonVilla
For once I wasn't fickle as in my post on the forum I said I found the quip amusing and was more concerned that he was insinuating that certain people listen (I guess he meant the board) therefore they are not singing from the same hymn sheet.
fatloser
For once I wasn't fickle as in my post on the forum I said I found the quip amusing and was more concerned that he was insinuating that certain people listen (I guess he meant the board) therefore they are not singing from the same hymn sheet.
fatloser
DOL has it in him to be a success as a manager, and the man needs to move on the very first opportunity he gets. Yes, he's made mistakes here, but in retrospect most of the comments he makes that upset the fans, are correct, fair, and in truth need to be said. I think that the job he's done here has been a very good one, considering the lack of boardroom backing/support, the general state of the club as a whole, and the shambles that he inherited.
glensider
DOL has it in him to be a success as a manager, and the man needs to move on the very first opportunity he gets. Yes, he's made mistakes here, but in retrospect most of the comments he makes that upset the fans, are correct, fair, and in truth need to be said. I think that the job he's done here has been a very good one, considering the lack of boardroom backing/support, the general state of the club as a whole, and the shambles that he inherited.
glensider
Some have the message, shame about the rest, especially when for all intent and purpose the club is dead. Heads down keyboards at the ready and lets put a pin in the list to see who next we can deride. Football fans support their club, their team their manager with hope, desire and with luck, some success. Villa fans these days just look to see if the result justifies there present stance, they no longer have hope, have desire, or have any chance of ever seeing the club gain anything like its former fame and precedencel. We are a joke, in the media, amongst other supporters, and in probably every Premiership club in the land, both fan, club and Board, and its not O'leary's fault, far from it just as it wasn't Taylors or Gregory's before him. So many are living in a fantasy world were Villa challenge Chelsea each year for the Eiropean cups, their knowledge of football could be put on a tic tac and still leave room Less playstation tactics and more reality might help but I doubt it, Bendall once said his way of getting back at those brainless scum called Villa fans was to give Ellis his shares, he knew in the long run where it would lead. Aston Villa RIP
avfc48
Some have the message, shame about the rest, especially when for all intent and purpose the club is dead. Heads down keyboards at the ready and lets put a pin in the list to see who next we can deride. Football fans support their club, their team their manager with hope, desire and with luck, some success. Villa fans these days just look to see if the result justifies there present stance, they no longer have hope, have desire, or have any chance of ever seeing the club gain anything like its former fame and precedencel. We are a joke, in the media, amongst other supporters, and in probably every Premiership club in the land, both fan, club and Board, and its not O'leary's fault, far from it just as it wasn't Taylors or Gregory's before him. So many are living in a fantasy world were Villa challenge Chelsea each year for the Eiropean cups, their knowledge of football could be put on a tic tac and still leave room Less playstation tactics and more reality might help but I doubt it, Bendall once said his way of getting back at those brainless scum called Villa fans was to give Ellis his shares, he knew in the long run where it would lead. Aston Villa RIP
avfc48
Whatever he says is now scrutinised by his detractors and used against him (I count myself in that bracket) but come on, he has brought it upon himself! If he didnt say such utter garbage then we wouldnt examine his words so much!
deanovilla
Whatever he says is now scrutinised by his detractors and used against him (I count myself in that bracket) but come on, he has brought it upon himself! If he didnt say such utter garbage then we wouldnt examine his words so much!
deanovilla
So we all hate him and deride his achievements because of comemnts he makes in the media that don't suit the fantasy view on the Villa. How about the stabilisation of the club by ridding it of all those high earners we used to go on about. Or those players he's brought in that took us to 6th then 10th that cost, what Mansfield Towns wage bill? Look at Milner and what he's done for Villa this season, he's not cost a penny, even in wages, what is wrong with that, or McCann, Sorensen, Bouma, Baros and co, to say nothing of the introduction of Moore, Samuel, Davis, Ridgewell, Whittingham even. No lets as Villa fans keep nagging on about DJ2 and Berson. Has there been any in the public spats with Ellis or players as before any pie in the sky promises of jam tomorrow. No he's just been too critical of a few fans and rarely praised his players some say. Boo bloody hoo
avfc48
So we all hate him and deride his achievements because of comemnts he makes in the media that don't suit the fantasy view on the Villa. How about the stabilisation of the club by ridding it of all those high earners we used to go on about. Or those players he's brought in that took us to 6th then 10th that cost, what Mansfield Towns wage bill? Look at Milner and what he's done for Villa this season, he's not cost a penny, even in wages, what is wrong with that, or McCann, Sorensen, Bouma, Baros and co, to say nothing of the introduction of Moore, Samuel, Davis, Ridgewell, Whittingham even. No lets as Villa fans keep nagging on about DJ2 and Berson. Has there been any in the public spats with Ellis or players as before any pie in the sky promises of jam tomorrow. No he's just been too critical of a few fans and rarely praised his players some say. Boo bloody hoo
avfc48
Boo hoo, but a 400 season ticket is 1.5 weeks work for a lot of people, plus all the other costs to a footy match. We have a big right to complain.
danvilla2
Boo hoo, but a 400 season ticket is 1.5 weeks work for a lot of people, plus all the other costs to a footy match. We have a big right to complain.
danvilla2
All football supporters need hope. At Villa, Doug removed it long ago and he, more than anybody, is ensuring the manager gets the blame. Make no mistake, Doug is paying DOL a kings ransom to take the flak. We now have the pantomine of Doug "pretending" he is going to sell, while using his best ever excuse for not communicating - "Stock Exchange Rules". We are a laughing stock but don't blame the messenger, only one man is responsible for this sorry state of affairs and even at 82 he's playing us brilliantly. DOL sent a coded message last week when he said "Villa is Doug's life". He know's there is only one way this deluded egotist is leaving Villa Park! One final thought, if Bendall's revenge was to sell his shares to Ellis, will Doug's revenge be to leave us where he found us?
Stevew
All football supporters need hope. At Villa, Doug removed it long ago and he, more than anybody, is ensuring the manager gets the blame. Make no mistake, Doug is paying DOL a kings ransom to take the flak. We now have the pantomine of Doug "pretending" he is going to sell, while using his best ever excuse for not communicating - "Stock Exchange Rules". We are a laughing stock but don't blame the messenger, only one man is responsible for this sorry state of affairs and even at 82 he's playing us brilliantly. DOL sent a coded message last week when he said "Villa is Doug's life". He know's there is only one way this deluded egotist is leaving Villa Park! One final thought, if Bendall's revenge was to sell his shares to Ellis, will Doug's revenge be to leave us where he found us?
Stevew
If he doesnt like us or the Villa ill gladly show you the door
was_danrenshaw
If he doesnt like us or the Villa ill gladly show you the door
was_danrenshaw
We are Aston villa fans we are a fickle bunch its in our DNA we cant help but complain.
villabug
We are Aston villa fans we are a fickle bunch its in our DNA we cant help but complain.
villabug
not being funny we have the right to boo we pay our hard earned money fickle my bottom DOL
was_danrenshaw
not being funny we have the right to boo we pay our hard earned money fickle my bottom DOL
was_danrenshaw
We are villa fans we are fickle its in our DNA we cant help but moan.
villabug
We are villa fans we are fickle its in our DNA we cant help but moan.
villabug
This board alone says we are fickle
villabug
This board alone says we are fickle
villabug
 

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