Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa Fans Wanted - MAKE SOME NOISE

Villa Fans Wanted - MAKE SOME NOISE

Come on Villa fans, lets be aving ya!

Another stupid kick off time thanks to Sky (why oh why, for a company that has put so much into football, can't these people provide decent kick off times for their televised games? Do they seriously not understand these pathetic times are killing the traditions in the game?)

Sorry, I'm going off on one, the point is Martin O'Neill has told fans that they can play a massive part in the important Premiership clash this weekend in the battle against Bolton Wanderers.

Last season we played Bolton in the first game at home and saw four goals in nine minutes in front of a crowd of 33 363. That was under the ever dull David O'Leary. Surely, in spite of the kick off time and the fact it is on tv, we can beat that attendance?

O'Neill said: 'If we can get a bit of confidence about ourselves now at home and get the crowd stirred up, that would be great. We need to get the players lifted. They have seen us at Sheffield United, they know we're battling like men and they know we're trying to play - we're getting it down and playing some exciting stuff.'

'Now for the first time, it's up to the crowd to help lift us. The supporters can play a huge part, and it's the first time I've asked of them.'

Right, watch out stewards, we'll be having it large (and no, I don't have any idea what that means, I'm getting old and want to show I'm still 'down with the kids!) with the advertising board in front of me on Saturday!!!!!!!

The Villa boss (love saying that about O'Neill) added: 'Before now it's been up to us, and I suppose it still is, but really now we could get an enormous lift from getting the crowd coming in and supporting us. They know now the players want to go and play. We're playing some lovely stuff going forward, and it would be a great lift if we could get it.'

Official site info:

Bolton Wanderers Saturday 16 December kick off 5.15pm
Category B game
Tickets on Sale from Monday 30 October.
Call Consumer Sales on 0871 423 8101


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday December 14 2006
Time: 12:08PM

Comments

0
they need to put a new, wooden, floor in the trinity road stand (too late for the consultation JF?), so we can stamp our feet like in the 'good old days'. We will probably be stamping our feet anyway come to think of it, have you seen the weather forecast for tomorrow? gonna be a cold one!!
jonah
14/12/2006 12:22:00
0
Attendances do give players a boost especially if the croud is vocal. An attendance of 30 000 doesn't sound to bad to me though!
getintoem
14/12/2006 12:29:00
0
If we get 30,000 it will be a disgrace. The game is free to non season ticket holders buying tickets for the Manure and Chelski games. However M'ON is right about the noise. Apart form the back half of the top of the Holte, which is nearly always noisy, the ground is like a morgue. So to those who sit in any other part of the ground, get those vocal cords warmed up and join in.
voiceoftheholte
14/12/2006 12:40:00
0
I'll tell you something about sitting in the other stands, as when you take the kids the Holte can sometimes be a bit rude, I sat in the North Stand for the Fulham game, with the kids, and whenever I stood up singing, I got some very funny looks, and kinda felt self-consious, so if you are sitting there, get your ass of the seat and sing!
xfranc
14/12/2006 13:36:00
0
Theres nothing better than a buzzing Villa Park, and it really does transfer to the players too! Remember the semi-final fight back vs Tranmere? No doubt the fans played their part that night!
DeanoVilla
14/12/2006 14:18:00
0
Strange that the manager has to ask for support!!!
BaldyYid
14/12/2006 15:25:00
0
I have just come back from VP. I have done my crimbo shopping and decided to treat the missus. She doesn't know it yet but all the new clothes she wanted are claret and blue. However I did ask the ticket office what sort of crowd is expected on Saturday. As of 2.45 today there were still 15,000 (you did read that correct ...... 15,000) tickets available. Considering the Manure game is sold out that would indicate that the ticket package for Manure, Chelski and Bolton was complete wash out. So to those fans who are saying we should buy this player, that player, but who are not coming on Saturday (out of choice, because there are fans who can't come) it is that attitude which will mean the best players will not want to come to VP. Would you want to play to a half empty ground? I have said it before and I will say it again. The apathy of supposed Villa fans is what is going to prevent this club from moving forward. The absent fans are the clubs biggest problem. So if the cap fits???? Thank you for possibly ruining our best opportunity for 38 years.
voiceoftheholte
14/12/2006 15:35:00
0
I'd love to see villa park packed to the rafters but the only time i remember villa park full every game is when we are in say the top three and i think we will still get top players because we have the financial clout now and a excellent manger. unfortunately i can't make Bolton game because of a ******* wedding and i like attending games like Bolton because of the smaller crowds we get.
chris the villan
14/12/2006 19:03:00
0
'The absent fans are the clubs biggest problem'. voiceof theholte, you've summed things up admirably. Excuses, excuses, excuses! Weather, cost, night game, difficult k.o. time, Sunday fixture, its all a load of absolute crock. If you claim to be a supporter, then you should be down there Saturday evening, not sat in front of Sky t.v. watching the game in your role as couch potato follower. It will hold the club back, of that there's no doubt.
glensider
14/12/2006 19:03:00
0
And i think football first on sky does not help attendances either.
chris the villan
14/12/2006 19:07:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Bruce Isn't The Only One To Be Angry At Lack Of Basics

Steve Bruce is taking the team back to basics in training this week. Disgraceful they should have to be told isn't it?

The Latest Aston Villa Transfer Talk. Anyone Coming?

The latest round up of transfer talk for Aston Villa. Less talk and more players on the pitch would be nice !

Player Leaves Villa - If Only They Arrived As Quickly

Another player departing, this time Aly out on loan. If only we got players IN as quickly.

The Villa Times - 16/01/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest news and views on Aston Villa via the uno fish ial one...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Play offs?
Suggested By: JP Fear
No chance74%
Yes4%
Still depends on signings22%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Bottas announcement expected
Latest Vital Boxing News
Jack Re-Match for DeGale at Light-Heavyweight?
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear400
2.JuanPabloAngel277
3.Silhillvilla241
4.sirdennis203
5.Fulford200
6.Villan57173
7.Melon Donkey127
8.BodyButter100
9.danvilla285
10.kefkat82
The Vital Football Members League