Eastie

Sir Doug Ellis

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Saddened to hear of Dougs death overnight .

thoughts with his  friends and family ,  Doug kept going to the end of his days following the club .

rest in peace Doug 

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Leaves us on a positive note knowing Villa are on a sound footing and coming back - glad it's now and not last summer - that would have meant a lot to him. 

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Further details below ,

Former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis has died, a close relative has told BirminghamLive. 

Sir Doug, who was 94, is said to have passed away in the night.

A relative told BirminghamLive the sad news today. 

 

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/former-aston-villa-owner-sir-15266202#ICID=ios_BMNewsApp_AppShare_Click_Other

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RIP Doug.

Say what you want about his chairmanship (and many will I'm sure), but he was a Villa man. Like it or not, he will be remembered in Villa history as such.

In before anyone says "can we rename the stand now plz?"

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Not gonna pretend I had any great love for the man. I stood/sat on the Holte End on more than one occasion calling for his head, but I have great respect for what he achieved in his life.

RIP Sir Doug.

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4 minutes ago, dAVe80 said:

 I have great respect for what he achieved in his life.

 

Inventing the bicycle kick, and earning a fortune off this club? 

Meh. Only the good die young. 

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1 minute ago, Davkaus said:

Inventing the bicycle kick, and earning a fortune off this club? 

Meh. Only the good die young. 

He would have won Wimbledon too, if he wasn't busy inventing package holidays.

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