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O'Neill Points To Away Supporters

O'Neill Points To Away Supporters

Martin O'Neill has sung the praises of the away supporters.

The away fans have attended in great numbers but Villa Park has struggled to fill the ground more than just the once so far this season.

'You might ask me in two years time and I would love to be able to start complaining about the crowds not being big enough when we have been doing fine. I just believe myself, at this stage, that we have to win people over. I genuinely think that. We have done okay and are getting a wee bit of momentum going, but I think that we have to win people over. Then maybe they will come and maybe they will stay.'

'There are all sorts of reasons why we could have 42,000 against Tottenham and down to 31,000 or whatever it was then - maybe it was a bad kick-off time on the Saturday, the evening game ?or pouring down with rain. Whatever it was it doesn't really matter. The people who came to the Tottenham game are the ones we want to try and keep. What you are looking for, there is no doubt there is a certain hard-core Villa fan that is so passionate about the club, and as passionate as anyone in the country.'

'What you want to do is... Newcastle have 50,000 people coming to the games even if the week before has not been so good. That's the point. And that's where we would love to try and get to. That people are so passionate about the football club that they are prepared to put things in front of them.'

Adding: 'Where I get great heart from at the moment is the fantastic away support that we've had. Even the number who made the journey up to Wigan for an early Sunday kick-off, fantastic. They were having to get up early, make their plans the night before, that's what gives me great heart here. That we do have a number of people who really care about it, and we have to have more- but that is up to us.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 1 2006
Time: 3:21PM

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Theres no doubt about it, the away fans truely are something to be proud of. Jingle bells, jingle bells jingle all the way, oh what fun it is to see the Villa win away!
DeanoVilla
01/12/2006 15:25:00
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Villa fans have more fun in away ground toilets too
jonah
01/12/2006 16:37:00
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Only with your missus jonah :-)
Hoss The Villain
01/12/2006 16:45:00
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i suggest at vitalvilla competition, first villa fan to get laid in all the premiership grounds wins a season ticket paid for by Mr Fear !!
bobbyfett
01/12/2006 17:28:00
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deal, but how will we get the proof?!!!
The Fear
01/12/2006 17:50:00
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The away support has without a doubt been first rate, both numbers wise, and in volume.
glensider
01/12/2006 17:58:00
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video evidence mr fear! ask stefan postma if you can borrow his video camera !!!
bobbyfett
01/12/2006 19:14:00
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We won't hear you at Fratton Park.
storagematt
01/12/2006 20:18:00
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Storagematt - ill be amazed if we dont out sing you, our away supporters really are the best. "My gareden shed, is bigger than this................"
mackaavfc
02/12/2006 07:46:00
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If we could transfer atmosphere that we create at away games into games at VP then the place would be jumping!
Geordie_Villa
02/12/2006 11:09:00
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