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McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« on: June 22, 2011, 08:47:47 PM »
Mysteryman returns and discusses AM open forum with fans


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Mysteryman made a welcome return to Villatalk and gives what happened in the face-to-face chat with Villa fans and Alex McLeish

Mysteryman – one of the most reliable sources in and around Villa Park was at the meeting held between fans of the club and new Villa Boss Big ‘Eck.

Mysteryman had the below to say about the event:

        People will think we bottled it and were all starry eyed but we gave him a decent grilling .
        Headlines Robert Green aint coming good simply not on the radar but was on GH radar
        Downing staying unless its 50 mill !
        Craig Gardner desperate to come to Villa FACT but we aren’t interested his words not mine !
        Was given a history lesson on Villa / Blues and why the rivalry is like it is and why people were more than upset explained the years of bullying at their place which at times was like going into a war zone . We don’t forget !
        Amazingly didn’t know Peter Withe played for them before us !!!
        Grilled over his style of football said down to resources and will play a high tempo attacking style at home using wingers and raiding full backs !
        Blues aint got a pot to pi-s in !
        Dann a star player in his eyes but will be too expensive and Johnson he loves but maybe no better than what we have now
        Raved about our kids and wants to give the likes of Delph and Albrighton the chance
        Wants to re-sign Reo Coker / was told FA Cup our holy grail and to respect it / Also can the players start respecting the club unlike the antics from last season !
        Gary Mac has left but was in contact with him to give him a full sp on the players and the probs they had with the defence admitting that GH went in and changed too much too soon !
        Said his key priority is GK and then to look at what he has said there are a lot of ‘ dormant talents ‘ he wants to awaken and can’t just write off aka Ireland and Warnock ! Hence he aint just going to go after people until he assesses what we have first
        I said you mentioned not having all of the Young money to spend he said I am not going to tell the media and other clubs what we have to spend it will drive the price up
        He said he would get rid of the deadwood and sort out the perceived ill discipline with people on a one to one basis
        Said wants to pair Gabby with Bent thinks Gabby was wasted on the wing and wants to get him back to the level he was at !
        Said Cowans was his choice not a PR exercise when I asked him why he was 1st team coach when Kevin Mac was better qualified ( I did say Sid is my hero but sticks out to me that Kev Mac appears more qualfied as a coach) He said Sid links things together is a good coach and well respected at the club and gives me contunity which is a fair point
        Will be bringing in an assistant Manager likely from Blues but wouldn’t commit !
        Asked him would have he gone to Celtic from Rangers he said no as they are the same in term of size ! said Villa are a much bigger club than Blues and it was an offer he couldn’t turn down so it’s not the same !

    Was impressed with Dave Woodhall’s knowledge of Rangers (-

    Overall have to say he was impressive never ducked a question and appears honest but as he said talk is cheap it’s results you want to see !

Jonathan Fear, editor of the Vital Villa fans’ website, said:

    “It was a good positive, open meeting and I don’t think anyone left with long faces.

    “Some people might look at this as a cynical PR exercise but Alex McLeish wanted to meet some of the fans and put his points across and listen to what people had to say.

    “He asked for the meeting and he is going to ask for more fans’ forums.
    “We all asked everything we felt was relevant and he answered it and wanted to be open and honest.
    “He could have hidden away and it would have been easier not to front up to things.”

Fear believes it is time for everyone to pull in the right direction at Villa.

    He said: “The whole club needs it. Everyone has had their opinions and now everyone should support the club.
    “Let everyone give the manager the chance to show what he can do. He deserves that.”

Offline abc123cox

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 09:01:17 PM »
SOUNDS LIKE A BUM-FEST TO ME. THE PROOF WILL BE IN THE PUDDING.

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 09:03:31 PM »
SOUNDS LIKE A BUM-FEST TO ME. THE PROOF WILL BE IN THE PUDDING.

Oh here we fackin go....

Troll ahoy.

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 09:04:10 PM »
OK all good and open discussion now we need to see some action in the transfer window.

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 09:04:11 PM »
Hmm don't feed the troll.

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011, 09:08:19 PM »
SOUNDS LIKE A BUM-FEST TO ME. THE PROOF WILL BE IN THE PUDDING.
You sound like great fun.

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011, 09:10:43 PM »
SOUNDS LIKE A BUM-FEST TO ME. THE PROOF WILL BE IN THE PUDDING.
You sound like great fun.

Well he seems to know what bum-fests are like, and you know how these bummers like a good time...

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 09:11:44 PM »
I hope he has some money to spend, because we need it.

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 09:12:06 PM »
I found that interesting and I for one say well done to McLeish for being up front.

However, before all the cynics inevitably start saying this is all talk. You know it is actually close season, its a bit difficult to do much else  than talk at this moment in time.

Offline McleishOUT

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 09:13:16 PM »
IVE JUST READ THERE WAS ONLY 5 FANS THERE LMAO. 5 "YES" MEN BY THE SOUNDS OF IT.

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 09:14:15 PM »
IVE JUST READ THERE WAS ONLY 5 FANS THERE LMAO. 5 "YES" MEN BY THE SOUNDS OF IT.

Please stop shouting.

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 09:16:51 PM »
IVE JUST READ THERE WAS ONLY 5 FANS THERE LMAO. 5 "YES" MEN BY THE SOUNDS OF IT.

Obvious troll is obvious

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2011, 09:18:07 PM »
I'm starting to genuinely like him. Straight forward and takes no prisoners. Just what a weak squad (mentally not ability wise) like ours needs.

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Re: McLeish meets fans - notes from MM...
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2011, 09:19:09 PM »
Thanks for posting, he is saying the right things at least!