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11 Oct 2018 19:01:34
If I ruffle a few feathers saying this, then so be it, I make no apologies for doing so.
We need to cast aside the label us villa fans have been given, according to many we are and I quote, Fickle, impatient, naïve, feel we have divine rights, etc, etc, I personally don't give a mutts nutts what people call us, I call it passion for my teams success, never the less it is a label we bear because some of the above is very true, we also over react, fight amongst ourselves, more unwanted traits.
I suggest now that Dean Smith is our manager and JT is his number 2, we should all back them and the owners of our club in every way we can, be reasonable about our expectations.
We were very nearly down and out 14 weeks ago, it might not seem it to some but we have made huge strides to get where we are at this moment in time.
It is very clear to me that most if not all of our latest acquisitions are on a mission, and dare I say, I think they genuinely have our club at heart.
We now have some very capable people running our club, and I have to say I feel very contented and confident that we will now begin to move forward with some verve and conviction.
It might take a while for things to take shape and materialise, so we all need to appreciate this and give our new people and their set up time to settle, and for them to experiment without them being ridiculed and shot down for every decision they make.
Our current squad are somewhat conditioned in more ways than one, and obviously need a wakeup call, I expect the way the players think, eat, behave, and play will all change and it needs to.
Make no mistake, we as fans and supporters of Aston Villa have a very big part to play from now on.
I ask everyone to now give the new leadership time to do whatever needs to be done, without any added pressure from us moaning and griping.
Everything has been done that could be done, and in hindsight I honestly think we have achieved a scenario that will prove to be the better of all the options that were being thrown about.
We do not have any right at all to be top of the championship because we are Aston Villa, but our owners and management do have the right to expect, and to be given the time to try and repair and rebuild our great club to its former glory.
Our journey begins.

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11 Oct 2018 21:39:41
Dave, what a great post.

11 Oct 2018 22:19:45
Thank you Flackie, its not over the top is it.
I just want it to be right this time, as I am sure you do.
Its looking good though mate, you agree?

11 Oct 2018 23:30:03
Not over the top at all.

And I think it’s a perfect appointment!

Also, I think he was their only choice. to me it’s mathematically impossible with the time scale for Henry to say no, then Jose’s apprentice says no, then Smith is appointee! In the space of 24hours! With compensation paid!
Shows press where fed bull siht to keep it under the radar.

Well played villa.

12 Oct 2018 11:27:40
Couldn't agree more, I reckon the deal was done the back end of last week. Terry obviously new, and Redknap new something on Monday ( good mate of Terry and they were out together Monday night) and was trying to be clever in the press (impossible for him) .

Along with our CEO the owners have shown class in their negotiations and have certainly played the press, no mean feat I personally think this is a sign of things to come, the way this lot operate and I think the future is bright, however we should not expect miracles overnight.

12 Oct 2018 11:28:53
Dave once again you are spot on with your post,
You really know how to put over your views,
This set up now needs all the villa supporters behind them and not to expect overnight success,
It's not as easy as turning on a tap,
Smith's team's play differently to Bruce's so he will need time to get it his way of playing,
He will succeed in my view If allowed to by the owners and particularly with the fans,
I am very excited by all appointments and may we have a very bright future
Up the villa!

12 Oct 2018 14:58:44
I think you are probably spot on there Flackie.
And I agree, if it is true, what a clever and shrewd move.

11 Oct 2018 15:22:09
What a trio, Dean Smith, JT and Jusus . How on earth can we go wrong .
Onwards&Upwards Villaforever.

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11 Oct 2018 15:18:06
A very sad day RIP Herbert Douglas Ellis. Mr Aston Villa.
I have a fond memory of Doug. I ran a junior football team, Doug came to the annual presentation along with the League Cup. He insisted that everyone that wanted to would be photographed with the cup and or with him. He was a real Villa Fan and gentleman. RIP.

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11 Oct 2018 14:21:21
Dean Smith welcome to Villa Park, wishing you and our great club a successful future.
John Terry welcome back a true leader.

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11 Oct 2018 14:59:04
Great to see a manager who has earned the right to go to a better club,
He has served his apprenticeship and good luck to the guy.
Just glad we Did not end up with the usual suspects like big sam/ moyes/ parades,
Be a hero and get us up to where we belong,

11 Oct 2018 14:15:30
Let's hope all villa fans get together and give Doug Ellis a minutes applause he deserves it for what he has done for the club.

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11 Oct 2018 14:09:11
So sad tha Sir Douglas has passed I hope Villa erect a statue in his honour would be fitting I think.

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11 Oct 2018 14:53:17

11 Oct 2018 15:18:43
1 wizard, are you really a Villa fan?
Ellis was the last real chairman. He sold to the cowboy who promised that he would "look after" the club but not the way we expected.
I will go as fat to say that had "deadly" still been in charge we would not be in the present position.
R. I. P Deadly Douglas.

Now welcome to Dean Smith and our JT.
Let's move forward and look forward to playing the game the same way.

11 Oct 2018 15:57:07
Villa wizard you disrespectful Txxt. Hope when it's your turn at the pearly gates you get refused entry!

11 Oct 2018 16:35:59
Everyone entitled to their opinion. However I remember when we were in the 3rd tier of English football. Doug Ellis rescued us then. He made mistakes along the way (everybody does) but I believe his intentions were always for the good of Villa (even forgive him when he temporarily moved to the dark side of the city) .

11 Oct 2018 21:44:42
Firstly I am no fan of Doug Ellis but I will not disrespect the passing of him or his life achievements.
My opinion Doug Ellis was no friend of Aston Villa or how he has been portrayed in today’s press as Mr Aston Villa.

Doug Ellis was not Mr Aston Villa he was only interested in one thing “Money” he never put a single penny of his own money into Villa but he took a substantial amount out paying himself a fortune in annual salary over the decades to run the club and be chairman, and when he sold Villa he made another huge amount off the back of the club, I somehow could not see him selling the club like sir Jack Hayward sold Wolves for £1.00.

He kept Villa in a position of mediocrity so that it would make money but he would never push for us to challenge when we did that really was down to the brilliance of Graham Taylor and Ron Atkinson who helped us to challenge for the league title in 1990 and 1993 for a short time on relatively nothing in comparison to other clubs.
Ellis used Villa to support his ego and selfish vanity he even named a stand after himself if Ellis had got his way Ron Saunders would have been sacked! It’s ironic that our greatest and most successful modern time period came after Ellis had himself been sacked from the board.

When Ellis came back in 1982 his first task was to destroy the once champions of Europe out of pure spite and jealousy he banned any talk and any reminder of that great period he also banned Villa’s Captain Leader and Legend Dennis Mortimer for speaking out against him.

He dismantled what had been built sacked the late great Tony Barton and a few years later Villa were relegated.
Of course Ellis wanted success for Villa but he wanted to do it on the cheap cheap as we all know can’t be done if you want it sustained.
My late father was from Birkenhead and a Liverpool supporter I remember him telling me as a young teenager you’ll never win anything or do anything while Doug Ellis is at the helm of Villa how right you were dad.

2 league cup wins in all that time for a club the size of Aston Villa is not really allot to shout about.
So I have to agree with Villa wizard Ellis was not mr Aston Villa he was Mr Greedy and mr Mediocrity.

12 Oct 2018 11:27:47
Spot on Aston Villa0.

11 Oct 2018 13:23:40
R. I. P. Doug Ellis;
Thank you for the love and loyalty you gave to our club.
Thoughts to Family and Friends.

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11 Oct 2018 13:57:44
Just admit, I didn’t agree with some of Dougs decisions, but he loved the Villa . Even in the worst of health, he still was determined not to miss a game . Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family . R I P Doug Villaforever.

11 Oct 2018 11:05:09
Rest in peace deadly Doug Ellis.

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11 Oct 2018 11:23:05
RIP Doug Ellis,
Villa through and through and a real gentleman,
My thoughts with his wife and family,

11 Oct 2018 11:40:53
I met Doug Ellis about 20years ago just by accident,
I broke down in my car on 1 saturday on the way to villa park with my kids,
A rolls Royce turned up and the driver asked me if I needed help,
But in the back seat was Doug Ellis who knew I was going to the game because of me and the kids wearing our scarf,
He then said get in the back with me and I was really touched with his answer,
So he had me and 2 kids and the missus talking about the game and if were going to win,
He was really pleasant and kind and I never forgot that kindness he shown me and my family,
And he even had my car picked up and took to a garage,
Miss you Doug on this sad day,

11 Oct 2018 11:02:42
Let's get our marketing department on the case, open the trinity upper, fill the stadium to the gunnels for the Swansea game and give our new manager a sign of things to come and at the same time old and new fans show our respects to Doug. This would send a loud and clear message to everyone, us fans are together and we can fill our ground. I for one will email the club today and put the suggestion forward, let's all give this momentum.

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11 Oct 2018 11:00:06
Rip Doug hopefully he gets a great his seat retired down B6. Fondest memory of him is when is caught laughing and shaking Abromavitches hand after we beat Chelsea. Enjoy yourself up there fella.

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