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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.



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