Writer: J P Fear
Date:Sunday December 17 2006
UTV-SOTC is on the war path over our shocking attendances. The Vital Villa members thoughts on how to fill Villa Park with across the board £200 season tickets were put to the Supporter Consultation Group yesterday afternoon before the game, but after the game he had this to say and I've got to admit, he isn't far wrong.
There are plenty of fans who can't turn up due to financial pressures etc but these come day go day fans get right on my wick, Martin O'Neill asked the crowd to give their all to the players yesterday saying it was the first time he had asked for something.
Fair enough the expense of Christmas is on us and fair enough the kick off time was stupid (thanks Sky or whoever made the rules that they can't show matches between 3pm and 5.15pm) but surely as a fan, when you can, you go down and support your team, sod who they are playing, if you just want to see Manchester United each year, go to Old Trafford!!
To the 15,000 stay-aways (and that is not aimed at those who have a valid reason for not attending), you are a disgrace.
The fact that the Manure game is sold out shows what a bunch of fickle, disrespectful bunch of supporters we are.
On behalf of those who attended I would like to say thank you Martin for getting the players to slog there guts out, even though the fans couldn't be arsed. I would like to thank Randy for the free travel to chelski, the supporter initiatives, for getting M'ON, for the Holte Hotel and for generally doing everything possible to make our club great again.
I am so ashamed of the total lack of support you are getting from so many ungrateful, whinge at the first opportunity, total nomarks who claim to be Villa supporters.
Maybe in the future the club will use the ticketing policy that has been suggested to ensure this disgraceful turnout doesn't happen again. Namely for the Manure game charge £45 and throw in a game like the Bolton one for a tenner, only if buying the Manure game. That way all these pathetic once a season, pretend Villa supporters will have to pay for the privilege of attending their once a season game.
In a previous article I agreed with the current thinking, that maybe a Feb - Nov season would be beneficial. Nearly all disagreed. We played Bolton at home last August and got over 33,000???????
Strong words indeed. Do you agree?
Date:Sunday December 17 2006
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