well i certainly agree that O'Leary is a crap manager and douglas ellis is a crap director! They look doomed to go down this season with infighting, lack of new signings and angry fans ruining the club. on the other hand i would back Birmingham City to go straight back up!meaning the 2007/2008 season will see villa in the championship and Blues in the premiership! O'Leary is a massive liability, he has few friends in football, other managers do not respect him, this is not good if you go into transfer negotiations! Steve Bruce has great friends in Arsenal, Charlton, Bolton, Man utd just to name a few, this is invaluable for picking up players such as Matt Upson, Jermaine Pennant, Bruno N'Gotty etc. my advice is Get Ellis and O'Leary out now!- before your club end up in the conference!