As Aston Villa exchanges hands, get your free 12-page special, in today's Birmingham Post.

The story of a legend, by Hyder Jawad.

It is hard to imagine that there was a time when Herbert Douglas Ellis was not a part of Aston Villa.

He has been club chairman for 30 of the past 38 years, worked with 14 managers, and he has even named the Witton Road Stand at Villa Park after himself.

Where Ellis is concerned, neutrality does not exist.

One either loves him or hates him...

Find out more today in the Birmingham Post.