Like the piece on the worst one ever I am thinking off events away from the playing staff.
This is of course in my lifetime and I can think of a few.
Opening Holte Suite up at HT
The way Randy did the outside of the Holte End with the Mosaic
The Holte Pub
Employing Nicky Keye
In fact most of them are of course in the non Ellis era that I can think of. However the one decision I think that stands out is a very recent one. This decision is one that many may not agree with but I think was taken because to go through with the plans would have been pointless to us.
That one was of course the decision to pull out of hosting the Olympic Football tournament. As we have seen it is a total non event. Many grounds have barely sold a quarter of the tickets and even the GB team failed to sell out games in Wales.
It would have meant that for a month or longer Villa Park would have been out of bounds to Villa fans. It would would have meant a big loss of revenues to events that we host at the ground.
And what for ?
Well not a lot of cash for sure. Have we lost any prestige by hosting the Charity Sheild (that is it’s proper name without fast food sponsorship !!) instead of Ghana vs New Zealand.
We made that decision a couple of years ago and I doubt anyone has any regrets over it.