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Controversial Reign Continues



By: Matthew Lingard

The proposed 64m take-over of Aston Villa, which would have seen the unambitious chairman Doug Ellis finally relinquish control of the club, appears to have fallen through after the Irish property magnates linked with the deal decided not to proceed.

This news (although not yet 100% official) has devastated me and has left me wondering where now this once great club will go from here, with club sources not now expecting Ellis' controversial reign to end in the near future.

Ellis has to go! Its as simple as that! He has taken our club from Europe's elite to a club which struggling to keep up with the Bolton's and Charlton's of this world. In October at the AGM, I thought he had seen
the light and would finally do what was in Aston Villa's best interests and go, stating that that he hoped to be in a position to let shareholders know about the viability of take-over proposals 'within a month'. But now we are back to square one and in a hopeless situation of a boat floating in water without someone to stear us or an engine.

The question has to be asked how Portsmouth managed to secure new financial injection so smoothly and a big club like Aston Villa cannot do it without delay after delay or now collapse? The answer is that Doug Ellis does not want to leave and that he still believes that he can run this club, despite being of ill health and of an age where retirement from running a massive club like Aston Villa is a must.

This Ellis situation has gone past a joke and is reaching a crucial time.

Its gone past the fact that he is running the club like a cornershop and has reached a point where if he does not go soon and something then happens to him, Aston Villa will be left floating down stream without a
paddle.

Ellis (if he does love this club) has to act now and go!

To me, any bid for Aston Villa will collapse now as Ellis wants to stay. Simple as that.

After the AGM in October, he had his chance to prove to us he loved the club and wanted (serious) outside investment to come in. He lied!

If this news is true....it is the worst possible news for Aston Villa!
The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 11 2006

Time: 4:28PM

 

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