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Villa Fan Says Time For Action?

Villa Fan Says Time For Action?

AVbornandbred says time for action:

After two pathetic draws against the forces that are Wigan and Blackburn, in my opinion two of the worst teams in premiership history, we will be incredibly lucky to stay up at the end of the season.

So, most want McLeish to go but how many of us really believe that Randy will act?

Unfortunately I strongly suspect that we are stuck with this excuse for a manager whatever happens with regard to relegation this year. Randy has a plan and will stick to it unless he is forced to change tack. So how do we, the fans, impact the situation to make Randy change his plans?

Protests are futile as the protests in the summer proved. Protests will always be put down to the vociferous minority and will be derided as the actions of fickle fans.

Boycotts have been suggested, but as has already been shown this season with VP almost half empty each week, season tickets sales mask attendance numbers and the economy is routinely blamed for the drop in numbers rather than the truly awful tripe served up on the pitch.

So what do I suggest?


My suggestion is that we take the opportunity between now and the end of the season to gather support for a season ticket boycott. On line petitions, physical petitions and protests can be used to support the action but the real core needs to be a campaign to persuade as many people as possible not to renew and to each write to the club notifying them of your intent not to renew and to respond to the club's renewal notice with a note to the effect that the reason for not renewing is McLeish but that you will renew as soon as there is a change in manager.

A concerted campaign between now and the season end would deliver the message loud and clear and if season ticket sales look like being below 10k Randy will have to act.

Myself and my wife will sign up as the first two season ticket holders to get the ball rolling.


Protest thread: Click Here

Date:Sunday March 4 2012
Time: 10:40AM


Already happening I guess, will increase for sure, but I'll be one who is renewing, it is what I do, despite this season being my least favourite ever, I'll be back for more punishment next season and just praying either the manager goes or by some stroke of utter shocking genius, pulls things together. The latter not really looking likely admittedly!
The Fear
04/03/2012 10:43:00
Look on the bright side, we'll win more games next season when we're playing the likes of Millwall and Bristol City....
04/03/2012 11:04:00
I will renew until they price me out of it . It's what a fan does , thick and thin and all that stuff
04/03/2012 11:08:00
Boycott then. The club is better off without you
04/03/2012 12:07:00
Mason, not sure we would beat Millwall either :(
04/03/2012 12:12:00
paul the club is better off without McIdiot not without its fans, if you think McIdiot is the right man for the job then renew your ticket you have a right to your opinion but don't try and push fans out of the club that obviously just want the best for it, just like you have the right to renew your ticket no matter how crap the football is and no matter how much negativity the manager brings other fans have the right not to spend their hard earned money watching it, AVb and many other fans will obviously renew their tickets once the manager is changed but they don't have to renew straight away all he is asking is to wait as long as possible and put pressure on Randy to do the best thing for the club because obviously style of football and results don't matter to him so hopefully money will.
04/03/2012 13:00:00
I left it until the last possible minute to renew this year partly in protest at the managerial appointment and partly waiting to see what players we signed. In the end I renewed partly because I thought N'Zogbia was a decent signing and partly because "It's what I do" and knew I'd be gutted to not have a ST once the season started. However as a result of this I did lose my seat which I'd had for a good few seasons. What makes this even more annoying is the person who now sits in my seat brings his little girl (approx 4 years old) who clearly has no interest as she just plays on her Nintendo all brought the match!! I will probably leave it as late as possible to renew again his year on he hope we get a new manager. I hear Andreas Villas Boas is seeking employment!!
Adam Deuce
04/03/2012 15:12:00
We are of course all entitled to our opinions, sadly AVbab the mix of responses you're getting already shows that whatever crap is served up via idiots' tactics, you'll find some people will refrain from even threatening not to renew their season tickets. What the season ticket holders cannot seem to grasp is the fact you suggest writing to the club NOW, or between NOW and the END OF THE SEASON. Just because you may write a letter "threatening" not to renew your season ticket unless idiot is sacked, it doesn't mean you have to carry that same threat out surely to God!!!!! You do have between NOW and some time in June?, to renew....... don't you? Do what Adam Deuce has done. Surely you'll still get your beloved seat, lets face it, there won't be a mad rush for season tickets, unless a miracle occurs........
Pride of Lions
04/03/2012 16:04:00
Sick of the 'thick and thin' ********* from a lot of fans these days, get over yourselves, your not getting anything out of thinking your this amazing fan who is too scared to go against the club in case you look like a 'bad' fan. Im with you anyway AV, no shame in admitting that you aren't afraid to take a stand and sacrifice your season ticket for a good cause...i no 4 people who are doing the same and im sure there are plenty others. Like Adam deuce has said, i will leave it till the very last moment and if there is no change then there will be no renewal...Sure i might go to the odd game, but look at the money i will save in not going to watch mcnegative destroy the club.
04/03/2012 19:43:00
yeah Pauled clearly you're right. Season ticket holder since early 80's and regular away game attendee. Always loud and always positive. The club needs less of fans like me and more protests, banners, boos and empty seats or maybe just apathy....genius
04/03/2012 20:02:00
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