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Three Games Then Freedom From Villa

Following on from the interview Vital Villa did with Rob Carson this week about not renewing his season ticket after 25 years: A Villa Fan Explains: No More I received this email today from another Villa mate, Gareth.

He said:

Three more games to go then FREEDOM !!!

After 7 years sitting in these seats and 25 years of regularly going to Villa Park I should be gutted that we have decided not to renew our 4 season tickets. Unfortunately all I can feel at the moment is relief that soon the agony of travelling 220 miles for a home game to watch the pathetic drivel we have seen this year will soon be over.

I am so disillusioned with football that I might not even renew my Prem Plus on Sky either !

Want to have a bet that the 'Were not fickle etc' banner will not be allowed this weekend ?

Come on 10th April - Lancashire vs Yorkshire friendly cricket match at Old Trafford. 12 months ago this would have passed me by - now I can't wait to sit in the members enclosure supping my pint and chanting 'who are you ? who are you ?' etc !

There must be a home for my passion somewhere - isn't there ?

See you Sunday

Gareth


It was never meant to be like this was it? Some say you should support your team through thick and thin, but we've been drifting in mediocrity for years now and fans are slowly but surely drifting away.

How do we stop the rot? Get new buyers, or at the very least get Doug Ellis to appoint a chief executive, someone like Bruce Langham perhaps (!?) and to step down himself. Just because he has 33% of the shares does not mean he has to remain on the board. Sir Alan 'you're fired' Sugar is still the majority shareholder in Tottenham Hotspurs but he relinquished his role at the club.

For the sake of all things claret and blue, step aside Doug, step aside.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 7 2006

Time: 8:10PM

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Seems like there is a growing trend. I've a handful of mates who don't have season tickets anymore and a good few saying next season they aren't renewing.
The Fear
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07/04/2006 20:16:00

Seems like there is a growing trend. I've a handful of mates who don't have season tickets anymore and a good few saying next season they aren't renewing.
The Fear
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07/04/2006 20:16:00

Come watch AFC Bournemouth instead!
chezza
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07/04/2006 20:36:00

Come watch AFC Bournemouth instead!
chezza
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07/04/2006 20:36:00

Things aren't that bad yet! :-p
The Fear
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07/04/2006 20:46:00

Things aren't that bad yet! :-p
The Fear
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07/04/2006 20:46:00

Lower League football, ice hockey runs at the same sorta time, you could switch to rugby. Who knows...who ******* knows what we can do if football really does get any worse!
murph
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07/04/2006 21:01:00

Lower League football, ice hockey runs at the same sorta time, you could switch to rugby. Who knows...who ******* knows what we can do if football really does get any worse!
murph
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07/04/2006 21:01:00

No, it very definitely wasnt supposed to ever be like this. I dont think I've ever looked forward to the end of a season so much, hoping that the summer months will see the beginnings of the re-birth of this great club. A break from the monotony of having to attend games, more out of sheer habit than anything else.
glensider
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08/04/2006 05:15:00

No, it very definitely wasnt supposed to ever be like this. I dont think I've ever looked forward to the end of a season so much, hoping that the summer months will see the beginnings of the re-birth of this great club. A break from the monotony of having to attend games, more out of sheer habit than anything else.
glensider
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08/04/2006 05:15:00

Lets just hope you are right glensider, major changes in the summer would surely bring the buz back. If the status quo remains............. gulp.
The Fear
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08/04/2006 09:48:00

Lets just hope you are right glensider, major changes in the summer would surely bring the buz back. If the status quo remains............. gulp.
The Fear
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08/04/2006 09:48:00

I am of to Twickenham to Powergen cup Finals day tomorrow and will try my hardest to focus on the beer and Rugby whilst thinking the Villa are winning easily.
fatloser
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08/04/2006 13:38:00

I am of to Twickenham to Powergen cup Finals day tomorrow and will try my hardest to focus on the beer and Rugby whilst thinking the Villa are winning easily.
fatloser
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08/04/2006 13:38:00

Doug has done great things with Villa park but he has forgot 1 major thing that being fans to fill it and premiership football.
villabug
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08/04/2006 15:59:00

Doug has done great things with Villa park but he has forgot 1 major thing that being fans to fill it and premiership football.
villabug
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08/04/2006 15:59:00

Yeah come and watch the Cherries! Lots of the youngsters down here now! Is it me, but until the takeover happens the attendances will continue to drop?! And then if the team doesn't perform and the ticket prices are raised we will be back to square one. So if the takeover were to happen, it would have to bring results!
Tierney
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08/04/2006 20:54:00

Yeah come and watch the Cherries! Lots of the youngsters down here now! Is it me, but until the takeover happens the attendances will continue to drop?! And then if the team doesn't perform and the ticket prices are raised we will be back to square one. So if the takeover were to happen, it would have to bring results!
Tierney
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08/04/2006 20:54:00

its a shame to see such a big club struggle like villa have done over recent years
POKERMILLERSWINTON
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09/04/2006 12:32:00

its a shame to see such a big club struggle like villa have done over recent years
POKERMILLERSWINTON
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09/04/2006 12:32:00

I'm with Glensider. I used to hate the end of season. Boring summer months waiting for any snippet of transfer gossip to keep you going till the new season. This year I can't wait. Bad season, bad football, bad manager, bad chairman. Bad,bad,bad,bad,bad.
ooahPaulMcGrath
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10/04/2006 10:18:00

I'm with Glensider. I used to hate the end of season. Boring summer months waiting for any snippet of transfer gossip to keep you going till the new season. This year I can't wait. Bad season, bad football, bad manager, bad chairman. Bad,bad,bad,bad,bad.
ooahPaulMcGrath
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10/04/2006 10:18:00

Could we buy out the Villa? I mean would it be possible for the fans to buy out Doug? I've heard of some clubs in the lower leagues run by supporters trusts. Does anyone know anything about this?
ooahPaulMcGrath
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10/04/2006 10:44:00

Could we buy out the Villa? I mean would it be possible for the fans to buy out Doug? I've heard of some clubs in the lower leagues run by supporters trusts. Does anyone know anything about this?
ooahPaulMcGrath
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