Do You Support The Villa? Then STOP Booing
Steff The Villan has done a great post in our 'are fans ever right to boo' forum thread (Click Here) (it comes up every now and then, my last article on this is in the archives which are currently offline but asked the same, why are you booing?! Steff (who has studied sports science... so knows what he is on about, just don't tell him I admitted he knows what he is talking about please!) said:
Right (rolls sleeves up) I don't care if MON has a problem with booing at HT and not at FT, that is immaterial, I have a problem with Booing full stop, I couldn't give a flying F if it's always been part of the game blah F ing blah, evolution applies, we used to torture people to death for not paying their taxes, we don't anymore, because we know better, we used to run around naked chanting at the moon as a Goddess, we don't anymore (ok some do) most know better.
Booing at half time is just bang out of order and an act of sabotage on our own team, booing at full time is only slightly less damaging, but damaging non the less, and you will notice that I am not using the IMO/IMHO because it is not my opinion, it is scientific fact, are you getting this, IT'S A FACT and I really don't care who wants to argue, who thinks they have a right, or whatever,
IF YOU BOO YOU ARE SABOTAGING TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE
Or to put it another way, I have travelled for hours to watch my team play football, and your booing is effecting how my team is performing, you can/have/do effect performance and thus results, it is your fault we lose some matches, YES, IT REALLY IS, I don't care if you don't believe it, IT'S FACT, does this amuse me? no, it doesn't, in fact, do I not like that, so please feel free to come up to me after a match and say hello Steff, I don't care that you have driven for hours and spent god knows how much, I just felt the need to spoil your day out, in fact me and my knuckledragging, evolutionary throwback friends are doing our best to make the Villa a mid table team, I am sure we will be having a most interesting conversation.
I have made myself crystal clear, it is black and white, I accept it used to be acceptable, but we have advanced, science has proven how much damage this kind of behaviour can cause.
Do you really want to be part of the problem?
Do you want to sabotage your club?
Do you want to be a reason for failure?
Do you enjoy watching dire performances?
If you do, please stay away from my place of worship
DO YOU SUPPORT THE VILLA?
If you do STOP BOOING.
Get behind the boys, lift the team when they are down, let them know they have your support, give them an atmosphere that they can grow in, instead of the poisonous one that we seem to be nurturing, I hear all the 'they've got to lift us' 'they should put the effort in then we will' arguments, that to me is very childlike, well if they aren't doing it them I'm not, if you loved your team like you all claim to, you would get off your 'I've paid so I'll do what I like' pedestals and sacrifice the pleasure you get from booing and being a miserable fecker for the good of your team, you can respond to this post with outrage and bluster, or you can read it, understand it and get the message, this is not about point scoring, this is not about who is the best fan or any other who’s better than who bollocks, this is about our beloved Aston Villa, we may not have the money and resources of manC or any of the other big boys, BUT A UNIFIED AND VOCAL SUPPORT IS SOMETHING MONEY CAN’T BUY AND DOES MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. We have the most passionate of fan bases (or claim to), about time we proved it.
If you love the Villa make some noise (not booing)
If you love the Villa , make VP a fortress
If you love the Villa, SING
SHOW SOME PASSION
I KNOW THE RESULTS OF THIS BEHAVIOUR, THEY ARE PROVEN SCIENTIFIC FACT, GET BEHIND THE TEAM, GIVE THEM A GROWTH ENVIRONMENT, WATCH THE SILVERWARE RETURN, WATCH THE REST OF THE PREMIERSHIP QUAKE IN THEIR BOOTS
WATCH THE RETURN OF THE MIGHTY VILLA