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Villa Fan Says Don't Boo Harewood

Obviously the last few days Marlon Harewood has been getting some quite hefty abuse. Abuse that alot of the time isn't warranted for instance saying the guy is lazy, I think he always looks up for it. He just isn't very good



Marlon will be getting on the pitch at some point, he may even start, whether you agree with this or not he will be in a VILLA shirt and should therefore get our support

Imagine if you went into your work where you are meant to be a valued employee and were booed as you walked in, your confidence would be shattered


The guy is clearly lacking in confidence and only our support can get him out of it !!! rather then boo him, cheer him show him what fantastic support Villa have and will him to do well, this is the time he needs us most so DON'T get on his back !!!


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Writer: bearvill Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 3 2007

Time: 4:17PM

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No Villa player should be booed when in the shirt on the pitch, totally agree, he has to be given support.
The Fear
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03/10/2007 16:20:00

I've never booed a Villa player and never would.
Hoss The Villain
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03/10/2007 16:25:00

I agree totally, may be he impress us :)
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03/10/2007 16:36:00

NEVER boo any Villa player who gives his all. Marlon obviosly tries hard, perhaps too hard, and although I don't rate him I will always support him during the match. ( I might moan about him big time in the pub afterwards though)
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03/10/2007 16:52:00

Must admit, there was ONE Villa player I have boed during a match. Steve Bloody Hodge!
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03/10/2007 16:54:00

Agreed gentlemen, he shouldn't be booed but if we are going to talk about should and shouldn't, I have to state that the guy should not be wearing a Villa shirt. SIMPLE AS. He tries hard, I have no qualms with that but he needs to lose some bulk and that will improve his touch and his ability to get more than 2 inches of the ground when trying to jump. WHY did we BUY.
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03/10/2007 17:00:00

There was one player I did boo......Eric Djemba Djembe (the player so aweful, they named him twice). I think he only ever played about half an hour of first team football, but I'd put him the the same class as Marlon Hairbrain. 4 million, I just can't believe it, 4 million......I mean 4 million!!!!
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03/10/2007 17:05:00

He should not be anywhere near the pitch, then we couldnt boo him. I won't boo him, but I will ask what the **** he thought he was doing in the box, and why he just stood in the centre circle when everyone else was chasing round and trying to close down. I will always back a player wearing the shirt when on the pitch and never boo, however the right to question why he is in the team in the first place is ours to do.
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03/10/2007 17:09:00

booing is for fairy ass gay boys.
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03/10/2007 17:15:00

lol you tell em stig, never boo the claret and blue
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03/10/2007 17:28:00

Totally agree, I was'nt pleased when we signed him and he was awful against the spuds. He will probably expect a slightly mixed reception therefore if we get behind him it may just do him the world of good. After all he is one of us and it aint gonna make him any worse than the other night. I will defo be roaring him and the lads on come saturday.
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03/10/2007 17:44:00

ahem, Stig, I was going to say you don't beat around the bush but that would be wholly inappropriate.
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03/10/2007 17:49:00

He was boo'd against Leicester and as I've aleady said on more than one occasion elsewhere on this site - It's a disgrace. Every player in the Claret and Blue should get our 100% backing while out on the pitch.
Adam Deuce
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03/10/2007 17:56:00

Any boos should be directed at the team as a whole, not a particular individual, and even then only in extreme circumstances, such as when they show no fight or will to win. When the team put in no effort then they deserve to be Doncaster and first half at Wycombe. All of us, as individuals, make mistakes so it is hardly fair to boo an individual for making a mistake, even one as crazy as Marlon's on Monday! UTV SOTC
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03/10/2007 18:17:00

Repeat what evweryone else say As a fan you suporry you team not help the opposition It is quite fine though to qustion on a site like this Why he & while i am at it Curtis, were ever purchased in the 1st place I still cannot beleive we sold Liam for c2m & got in a similar 2nd division player for 8.5 I would scoff at paying 8m for a prem centre half let alone someone with an attitude like his handing in his armband refusing to play What a Joke
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03/10/2007 19:07:00

I wonder if there's another set of supporters in the country who would ridicule one of their own, in the manner that MH has been subject to these past few days? Probably not. Yes, we're a breed apart alright.
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03/10/2007 19:51:00

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03/10/2007 20:32:00

only, joking. He has my full support hes a good honest lad, cant boo a trier
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03/10/2007 20:33:00

Do not agree with booing a player. Marlon would do himself a lot of good by saying sorry for being an idiot, and that he would hopefully learn from what happened cos we had the game in the bag. Also I hope he found time to say sorry to Martin Laursen, he was superb as always, and only deserved to win. I dont even want to imagine what he must have thought. However COME ON MARLON!! UTV.
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03/10/2007 20:39:00

Marlon screwed up big style on Monday night, he knows it, we all know it, and not just over the penalty. History now. Hope he gets a brace against west spam on saturday and we might start to forgive him. Maybe he is trying too hard, but we are complaining about lack of effort for long enough too. Prove us wrong, son and keep trying. With big John out we need you and should support you. Good luck. UTV.
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03/10/2007 20:48:00

Personally, I've always believed that booing players whilst on the pitch (refs excepted) is as bad as using foul language. Offenders should be permanently excluded. imo But it won't happen.
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03/10/2007 20:55:00

glensider, don't think there is another team in the land that DOESN'T question some of their players. You should hear the Spurs boys when they talk about Ghaly and Gardner for instance.
The Fear
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03/10/2007 21:52:00

krfeskivilla, you beat me to it .Steve Hodge. Yep booed him. Would have booed Savo after his spitting incident up at Blackburn if I had been there. Thats it though.
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04/10/2007 03:23:00

Won't boo him, i want every villa player to do well when they are on the pitch. but if he fecks up again the majority of the crowd will go balsitic, which is what i fear the most
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04/10/2007 09:14:00

Wont boo him but wont cheer him either. He just isnt very good and MON should be questioned by Randy as to what the hell he was thinking when he signed him!
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04/10/2007 10:50:00

Imagine how much worse he would be if we booed him...
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04/10/2007 11:02:00

He needs to go out and prove himself against the hammers on Sat, maybe he might suprise us all and score but I doubt it some how.
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04/10/2007 12:30:00

i don't boo. i just curse. i must have said: Harewood is s*** at least a million times since Monday.
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04/10/2007 13:13:00

I remember being at Villa Park when the "fans" started booing Kevin Gage during a poor run of form in the Venglos season. It was the worst thing I've ever witnessed at VP. Here was one of the hardest working players ever to pull on the shirt - definitely not particularly talented, but gave his all week in and week out. I walked out that day and was utterly disgusted, to the point that I changed my standing position on the Holte to avoid losing my rag with those morons again and being permanently removed..... NOW, I agree it was a clumsy challenge, but it seems many are blaming him for the result..... ridiculous! We conceded FOUR goals. Why isn't Martin Laursen being singled out for leaving Berbatov on the first goal, or Ashley Young for not tracking Chimbonda for the second, or any number of our defence for not clearing the ball properly on the fourth? Not only should he not be booed but we need a sense of reality here! Does anyone remember him getting the ball on the halfway line, beating two defenders down the line, holding it for about ten seconds while getting no support and still winning the throw? The fact that "he just stood in the centre circle when everyone else was chasing round and trying to close down" was probably due to coaching instructions for him to stay high up the pitch to be an outlet for cleared balls. Personally, I watched the game and didn't see him in this mode but I'll take your word for it.... I also thought he did more than "our Luke" on the night....
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04/10/2007 14:27:00

He needs goals, no doubt about it. To help his confidence and settling in at the club, and to get his detractors off his back, and help get the majority of the support on his side. He was a very strange signing, cost a ridiculous amount of money, but he's here now and we have no alternative other than to rely on him to provide cover etc.
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04/10/2007 16:43:00


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