Supporters and shareholders of Aston Villa have joined together to fight what they see as the "endless cycle of under-achievement" their club has suffered for the past 20 years.

Press Release - 6th April 2004.New Faces - Same Old Problems


VFC welcome Bruce Langham to the club but unfortunately fail to be convinced with Mr Ellis 'stepping down' as Chief Executive that anything will change. When VFC first formed we called for a roots and branch change at the club. The branches may well have changed but the roots remain the same and after 22 years of running the club his way, the fans aren't fooled by this appointment.

VFC remain convinced that this club needs a new and dynamic board in order to attract the quality of players that we need in order to not only challenge for honours but to convince players and managers alike, that their future lies at Aston Villa - and to ensure that we are no longer a stepping stone to 'more ambitious' clubs.

Mr Ellis has fooled very few by his latest actions and change will not come about whilst he is still involved at Aston Villa. As long as Mr Ellis remains the major shareholder there will remain only one man running the club despite the spin that emanates from B6.


ENDS


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Reaction from first meeting:
Paul's response: Remember the day - the 24th of May.
Previous Press Releases:
25th March 2004: Doug Rejects Salvation as Opportunity Knocks
16th February 2004: Doug Running Scared
30th January 2004: Money to burn???
9th January 2004: Birthday Wishes
3rd December 2003: Ellis In Blunderland
25th November 2003: Ellis, we're coming
20th November 2003: Situation Vacant
11th November 2003: Time for Action
27th October 2003: The Decline Deepens
9th September 2003: When VFC met Doug
9th August 2003: Open Season
1st August 2003: Annual Results - Hang Your Heads In Shame!!!
27th July 2003: Sell, Sell, Bye Bye - Is there a takeover in the wings?
11th July 2003: Football Fans Census - Villa Fans Survey
26th June 2003: Second Rally - The Hodgson Report
18th June 2003: Fans Testimonial for Ian Taylor and Alan Wright
6th June 2003: Second meeting announced.
20th May 2003: New Manager, same core problems.
20th May 2003: Rally 24th May - Update.
18th May 2003: Potential investors identifed - Report commissioned.
14th May 2003: GT Resigns. The Board Must Go Now.
12th May 2003: Another wasted season, another opportunity missed.
4th May 2003: VFC Update - The right moment?
10th April 2003: Treffick Shareholding, Uncertainty and the Fear.
4th April 2003: Club for Sale - Time For Change.

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