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I’ve had plenty of digs at Dr Tony Xia myself over his running of the club and the eggs in one basket approach to promotion that we took, for what I find to be absolutely obvious reasons now, given our meltdown over the summer.

I’ve even criticised his apparent rediscovery of social media after a win, but his ‘lost my phone’ approach to communicating with fans when we lose.

After another period of silence, our minority owner found his voice as Villa appointed Head Coach Dean Smith, Assistant John Terry and Sporting Director Jesus Garcia Pitarch, but he only referenced the return of Terry.

I believe JT has everything to ‘grow ‘ to be a great manager one day. Get the unfinished business done! #UTV

— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) October 11, 2018

With a core of fans loving the Dr (for some reason) on social media, they welcomed the message in a way I can only presume means they are oblivious still to what happened – but each to their own eh. For others, however, they carried on where they left off in his last message.

There was even a Wolves fan who appears to be on our side here – but quite why they were viewing is beyond me!

I think you’ll find Dean Smith’s the manager. Clown!

— Sean Collins (@SeanCollins0) 11 October 2018

— Jess (@jhavfc) 11 October 2018


Welcome to our new boss Dean Smith!


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