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#19 Flag Issue Blows Up!?

#19 Flag Issue Blows Up!?

Well this is a strange one. Always seems to be something going on with Villa where it looks like an us v them!

The Club, following 9 complaints, have banned the One Stan Petrov flag from games because it obstructs fans views.

The flag is unfurled in the 19th minute.

Obviously, the Club do put up Stan and #19 on the big screens during the minutes applause, but this flag will now be stopped from being unfurled.

I find it strange the fans have complained, however I`ve not heard any quotes from any of these fans as to why they felt compelled to do so. I`d have thought IF it is only a minute the flag is out, then a compromise could be found between those fans and the Brigadia who have organised the banner? Maybe it could be kept right in the corner on the left making it away from the 9? I don`t sit there, I don`t know is the simple fact of it. However, I do wonder how sanitised football will have to become.

However, on the flipside, the Club are put in a funny position where they would have to act and I`ve spoken to the Club today following our forum thread: Click Here.

They said they have tried to get in contact with the group but haven`t had a call back. Maybe the best step now is for them to arrange to go back and meet with the Club, see what can be done, not only for this flag but also for what I believe their aims to be, which is to help bring the atmosphere back to Villa Park.

Brian Doogan (media spokesman) has been on WM this morning saying the motive of the fans with the banner is 'really great` but the club has to cater for all the fans and those who have their view obstructed also need to be looked after. He did also stress how much great support the fans (and the club/players/former players and staff) have given massive support.

He also said that the banner hasn't been banned, they could show it before or after the game. I'm sure if they get in touch with the club this issue could be sorted pretty well?

Bit of a battle over nothing maybe? Or...?!

If you are one of the fans who have complained, feel free to get in touch (I would obviously not put your name out) or a member of Brigadia if you have something to say, just drop me a line astonvilla@vitalfootball.co.uk



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday September 11 2012
Time: 11:00AM

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ONE FUDGING MINUTE IN SUPPORT OF OUR CLUB CAPTAIN FFS!!!!! Sorry about the caps but really.......really!
holte ender 1969
11/09/2012 11:13:00
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Lets replace it with the Lambert out banner then :-)
holte ender 1969
11/09/2012 11:14:00
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I agree with your first one holte, 100%. But you've lost me on your second post...........
Pride of Lions
11/09/2012 12:17:00
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People are entitled to complain but they are not automatically entitled to have that complaint upheld. Suck it up.
BOF
11/09/2012 12:35:00
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Lambert out? are you sure? Not his fault Bent can't score even though he's labelled "prolific" :S
LeFondle18
11/09/2012 12:46:00
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The main point is football fans not being able to support in their own ground (despite shelling out the cash on tickets). It's increasingly evident that clubs don't trust there fans and have little reagrd or knowledge of fan culture. If the banner was offensive (then fare enough), if it was blocking views throughout the game (then move it!), but it's just surfed during the duration of the applause. What happens when kill-joys start complaining about the huge Villa flag that the club organise? Will live in a culture where people will complain about anything, the club should behave like a football club and tell them, 'Well, you're at a football match and in the Holte End'.
myoldmansaid
11/09/2012 12:58:00
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Lol Holte Ender... It is shocking the things people complain about... I don't we know the full story behind it... but it looks like the Villa PR depeartment have shot them selves in the foot... again...
WorldClassAV
11/09/2012 12:59:00
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Also, it's the first game since the Brigada moved to L8. I think the real motive of these complaints is 9 people being a little shocked by their sudden appearance. Other people have said they have been regulars in L8 in the Holte for years and the Everton game was the best atmosphere in that section they've seen.
myoldmansaid
11/09/2012 13:01:00
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I USED TO HAVE AN 'ELLIS OUT' BANNER WHICH THEY ALWAYS USED TO MAKE ME TAKE DOWN WHEN OUR BOARDS WERE USED FOR ADVERTISING. THERE'S NO REAL EXCUSE NOW WE DONT HAVE THEM AT VILLA.
leelindsay
11/09/2012 13:29:00
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To be fair, one caller to WM said he was one who had complained and that it was about so much more than that, it was the abuse etc thrown at them as well. I don't know, I don't sit there, but always 2 sides to a story. Also, the Club have tried to get in contact with them, the Club are easy to get in touch with, why won't they at least talk to them BEFORE this blows up in the media, as this now has? Surely you talk first, see where the land lies THEN expose things that are unfair, NO?
The Fear
11/09/2012 13:35:00
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