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O'Neill Ask Villa's 12th Man To Stay WITH Team

O'Neill Ask Villa's 12th Man To Stay WITH Team

Martin O'Neill says the 'relationship between crowd and players in this vital run-in is of utmost importance.'

I think in a warning against the booing seen at the end of the Stoke game, he says on the Official Site:

'Crowds can get agitated very quickly - although I don't think our crowd has had too much to be agitated about this season. There will be twists and turns - ups and downs in games - and it's important the crowd stays with the team throughout everything. That's absolutely vital. It's so, so important.'

Nice to see the manager and hopefully players know it is a two way street this, sometimes the players need to be seen to be giving blood on the pitch to get the 12th man fully vocal?!?

MON continued, in an impassioned plea, 'I have said many times in the past that fans who pay their money have a right to voice their opinion but I think now - more than ever - it is essential we have a genuine team effort. This is about crowd and players teaming up together. We must work hard together to stay in that top four.'

'There is a dual responsibility - the crowd has to lift the players when things are going not so brilliantly and players have to lift the crowd too with their performances.'

We seem to have said this a lot recently, but our next game really is a CRUNCH game.

I hope Villa go into the game v Spurs on March 15th like it is a cup final. We simply CANNOT lose this one, not with Arsenal getting a sniff of 4th place and being within 1 win of equaling our points total.

Ok we've had a couple of rocky results recently, that doesn't mean the team can't get back on track. Stoke draw? These things happen, they shouldn't but our lads still have a bit to learn about killing games and Man City away? No major shock, they are a bogey team and we did sort of lay down for them in the first half! That doesn't mean the whole season has to go to waste though, a win v Spurs would set us up very nicely to take on Liverpool at Anfield wouldn't it?

Villa are currently having a break from routine (but not training) in Dubai, hopefully that will do them the world of good and re-charge their batteries. Wish they had needed a bottle carrier, I could have done that and re-charged my batteries !!!!!!!!

So surely Villa Park has to be a sell out on March 15 so we can shout our heads off and inspire the team to give us even more to shout about?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday March 12 2009
Time: 9:08AM

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I think the fans always get behind the boys, they boo after a games if it is needed but during the 90 minutes they are as vocal as any fans in the league. How many times have Villa conceded and then as the team prepare to re-kick off, the Holte is filled with chants of 'Villa, Villa, Villa', I think we do our bit every game, shame certain players don't.
young_jonah
12/03/2009 09:43:00
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I think he also means the fans that boo after games when they don't need to, as well as at half time. It always makes me laugh how football fans think you were brilliant if you win but rubbish if you don't. The stoke game stands out!! If the game finished two minutes earlier the team would get a standing ovation - instead boos!! The team is low on confidence and hes trying to get the fans up so they can bring that confidence back!!! Its ten games people just get behind them until the end of that and then moan and complain as much as you want!!!
AVNath
12/03/2009 10:51:00
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Boooooo boooooooo booooooooooo
Nimmo
12/03/2009 11:24:00
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I'll be there giving my all. We always sing in the face of adversity. We can beat Spurs and we CAN finish at least fourth. It's in our hands. UTV!
Adam Deuce
12/03/2009 20:07:00
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