Writer: Class of 82
Date:Tuesday February 24 2009
Class of 82 has started an interesting thread in our forum (warning, adult language) Time for Villa fans to 'prioritise'?
As I have indicated on a separate post, due to the present economic climate and the financial effects it has had on me personally, I feel I am unable to justify the cost of a new season ticket (and all the other costs that come with it) for the 2009/10 season.
Before I came to this conclusion I had already decided that I would stop attending any cup matches. This was partly for financial reasons, but not solely. I feel that the club has made it easier for me to make this decision, due to its constant negative attitude to anything other than finishing 4th in the PL.
The latest 'squad' of no hopers and reserves, announced for the Uefa Cup, has cemented my attitude towards 'prioritising' my emotional and monetary outlay towards Aston Villa.
Going forward I have decided the following:-
If Villa are chasing a 'Top 4' spot (or, God forbid, facing relegation), then;
No attendance at Uefa Cup (Europa Cup?) matches
No attendance at FA Cup matches
No attendance at League Cup matches
These competitions will not be taken seriously by the club during a 'Top 4' push (or relegation battle), so they will not be taken seriously by me.
If Villa are 'safe' in mid table then;
No attendance at Home league matches (as we are 'safe' we should play kids/stiffs and prioritise the Cups)
No attendance at Away league matches (ditto above)
Full attendance at all Cup matches (which will now be taken seriously by the club)
I have worked out that this prioritising does a couple of things for me;
1. It saves me many hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds.
2. It ensures I see, if not a victorious side, then our best available side that takes the games (and my money) seriously.
Does anyone else think that it is time for fans to 'prioritise', along with MON?
Date:Tuesday February 24 2009
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