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 - 10th May 2004.Doolally Doug Season Ticket Sales Offensive


The Shareholders Association would like to know exactly what Mr Ellis means when he says:

"I do not want to listen to brokers, or bankers, I want to speak to people who have the money. You would be surprised what I have turned down. Lots more than the Ranson situation, but they were the wrong people. If you knew who they were, you would agree with me. You would."

We would like to know on what grounds he turned down these offers, who and exactly what he has turned down and why the offers weren't made known to the City?

He goes on to say:

"I made a famous, or should I say infamous, saying once that everybody is up for sale in my book, including my wife. I cannot forecast for the future. If somebody came in who was the right person, in my view, to continue with my idea of how Aston Villa would be operated in the future, then we would listen".

We suggest that approaches aren't considered by Mr Ellis' view and his view alone and that in fact the sale of the club is put in the hands of a broker to impartially consider what is best for Aston Villa. We would like to remind Mr Ellis that he does not own the club; he simply holds the major shareholding.


ENDS


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Reaction from the first VFC meeting:
Paul's response: Remember the day - the 24th of May.

Shareholders Association Press Releases:
5th May 2004: Shareholders Association Appointments

Previous VFC Press Releases:
6th April 2004: Nice to see you Bruce?
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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