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There was a thread about this a while back, and I'd have tagged this on there but can't find it.

 

Thought it might be of interest. Bit from article in the local press down here re Ellis selling to Lerner...

 

Ellis says Villa were attractive to Lerner because of their tradition and name and also because of the sound financial footing he had placed it on.

 

"He didn't have to find any money to repay any debts," added Ellis. "They had looked at the likes of Newcastle and Everton and others but they all carried debt.

 

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/mail/sport/page.cfm?objectid=17993758&method=full&siteid=50002

 

So maybe your hated chairman actually is worse than our old one ....

 

 

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Most clubs have debts, Ellis did well at securing Villa's place in the Premiership but never showed enough ambition for my liking. I don't know what the case was with Ellis and how he handled things behind the scenes, but from just reading Bobby's book I'd say Shepherd probably is a worse chairman, but I wouldn't want Ellis to be chairman here.

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Obsessed!! Concentrate on supporting your own team ffs!

 

I don't understand why so many people throw fits about supporters of other teams having even a passing interest in what goes on at their club.

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Obsessed!! Concentrate on supporting your own team ffs!

 

I don't understand why so many people throw fits about supporters of other teams having even a passing interest in what goes on at their club.

 

Nor me. Trolling, yes. Generally positive contribution? *shrug*

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Obsessed!! Concentrate on supporting your own team ffs!

 

I don't understand why so many people throw fits about supporters of other teams having even a passing interest in what goes on at their club.

 

OMG BRUMMIE-LOVAH!111

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Because i was banned (and slaughtered by fans) from the Villa forum after our 2-0 defeat last time around for more about the same thing!

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Because i was banned from the Villa forum after our 2-0 defeat last time around for more about the same thing!

 

OMG! URE OBSSSESSD WITH OTHER TEAMSS!!!!11!!

 

Not usually, just the new chelsea!

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Ellis & FFS are similar - they keep the club on a reasonable keel financially but they lack any vision

 

FFS at least tends to stay out of selecting the team - Ellis was a notorious meddler at all levels

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Ellis & FFS are similar - they keep the club on a reasonable keel financially but they lack any vision

 

FFS at least tends to stay out of selecting the team - Ellis was a notorious meddler at all levels

 

I think the selecting the team stuff has been overdone. I'm no Ellis fan, but even I wouldnt believe that. As for ignoring the fans, he specialised in that, though. And he only sold because he's clearly not long for this planet.

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"And he only sold because he's clearly not long for this planet." Do the aliens have him penciled in as an future abductee?

 

No, but the cancer which has seen him have six operations in two years and his age (82) aren't suggesting "reading really long books" as a suitable hobby to take up in his retirement.

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There was a thread about this a while back, and I'd have tagged this on there but can't find it.

 

Thought it might be of interest. Bit from article in the local press down here re Ellis selling to Lerner...

 

Ellis says Villa were attractive to Lerner because of their tradition and name and also because of the sound financial footing he had placed it on.

 

"He didn't have to find any money to repay any debts," added Ellis. "They had looked at the likes of Newcastle and Everton and others but they all carried debt.

 

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/mail/sport/page.cfm?objectid=17993758&method=full&siteid=50002

 

So maybe your hated chairman actually is worse than our old one ....

 

 

 

You have to remember that a large portion of the clubs debt was down to the stadium expansion that will eventually pay for itself, so while Ellis will take credit for keeping Villa debt free, he has never shown the ambition to improve the club like Shepherd has (even if it hasn't always worked out)

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