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Who Were You Booing?

Who Were You Booing?
If you were at the game today, and you started booing, I am pretty interested to know who exactly you were booing!?

Was it Gabby who has covered more ground than anyone else this season and is in his first season - and more than likely a contender for prem young player of the season and Villa player of the season?

Was it Gavin McCann who puts more effort into a game than any I have seen, doesn't win any award for flair but consistently does a job?

Was it Thomas Sorensen who had a good game and has just come back from an injury and relieved us of that tracksuited loanee!?

Was it Steven Davis, consistently our best player last year and clearly suffering from burn out and being played in the wrong position due to the size of our squad and limited options?

Was it Barry who has been so outstanding this year that he is finally back in the reckoning for a full England place?

Was it Melberg who dies for the cause everytime he pulls on the shirt?

Fair enough Bouma isn't the greatest, but he has had the best couple of games recently I have seen him play in his villa career.

Face it, our squad is performing to the maximum we can expect at this point in time, MON hasn't moulded his side yet and hasn't had chance to do so, Lerner has signalled his intent to put money up for talent as well as hugely increasing the marketing effort to pack people into villa park again

We have seriously good things to look forward to in the next couple of years, with some exciting names coming to the club, MON has had 2 weeks of the last transfer window and 2 weeks of this one to do anything, and he has put huge amounts of faith in the players we have already and put the ones who deserve to be there in the team. Randy is obviously committed to making this team great again and we have sections who cant wait a few months for a turnaround in fortune when we have gone 20 years with no progress whatsoever.

We aren't villa fans for a season we are villains for life, so sit tight.

By edgley_1957

Related article: Refunds Available To Confused Fans.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday January 21 2007
Time: 4:02PM

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Personally, I was booing the referee - as I've stated before - he was dire!!!
21/01/2007 16:58:00
I've been a lurker to this site for a good while now, this was the article that finally made me want to register and comment... Just wanna say i couldn't have put it better myself. These people should be selectioned out the crowd and given a 10 game ban or something.
21/01/2007 16:58:00
Don't under stand the booing myself, just Muppet's i suppose.
chris the villan
21/01/2007 17:05:00
I booed our players for there lack of giving a ***** with a less than 50% effort at the end of the first half simply a pathetic performance that was less than dire. I don't like booing the team I have supported for over 30 years, but how else do you show your disgust? Like most loyal supporters (supporter being someone who stumps up cash and goes to the games week in week out, cheers every ball won with heart, shouts encouragement and support for every game, player, manager and anyone associated with our great club who try their hardest rather than a fan who tells us all about the love they have for Villa but haven't set foot inside the ground for 9 years). There was a distinct lack of effort in our side yesterday for whatever reason. I booed becuase of that lack of passion and lack of being bothered with around 8 or 9,000 others. Doesn't make me a bad supporter I'm not just going to clap people who wear our great colours who simply don't deserve to. Players seem quite happy to be the centre of attention arms held high while their adoring public chant their names, wear their numbers and names on their shirts. Likewise if you don't give your best or in this case 50% of your best you deserve a boo!
21/01/2007 17:19:00
so who specifically weren't giving their all in your view spit-fire? I thought the weather had a tiny bit to do with it, the fact we were playing a team like Watford a lot to do with it and some players were having off days. Didn't think Barry or McCann were as sharp as they have been, thought Angel was average at best, Baros fluffed his lines but did get in the right positions, Davis isn't doing it this season but still was trying. From my point of view half the team are simply not good enough, they will be moved on and we will get better quality, in the meantime we are in transition and so unless they look like they don't care ala last season under DOL, I'd not boo them. I just don't think some of them are good enough and are certainly not good enough against the bigger more physical teams like Watford who no matter how poor they are skill wise, they are difficult to get a decent passing game against.
The Fear
21/01/2007 18:47:00
According to SKY The Villa fans were booing Baros and Angel 2 names who are not on your list
21/01/2007 18:51:00
Although I don't boo I understand where you are coming from spitfire . It was dire and we were 5 mins from more booing at the end. I was sickened by the booing of Baros who could have had a hattrick though . I'm fed up of so called supportes who don't go to matches telling us who do we have no right to criticise anything Mon or Randy or our players do! They are not supporters of Aston Villa mearly followers of our results , just like all the Man Utd fans we all work with . Never been near old trafford!
21/01/2007 18:57:00
If you want to boo then do so at 90 minutes or in extremis at 45. Once the match is on give it all for the cause. I am absolutely sure some teams home records are better for the quality of the support they get.
21/01/2007 19:16:00
So by your reasoning Villan57, an accident of geography is a large contingent in defining whether or not one is a supporter of a club. Some of us do have lives outside football which lead us to other places and no matter how much a fan you or others are, I pitty you if you have nothing more important in your life than Aston Villa. I have several things that are more important but I still spend a conciderable amount of my time on following my club, something that *****es my wife off imensely at times but I prioritise a certain amount of time for Villa. Other than that, Villa is not the be all and end all in life and that is why I and others do not come to matches, it's just not practical with other priorities being more important. The patronising attitude of those that live close enough and have the time available to go to matches, towards those of us that are not able to really *****es me off but I don't normally moan about it. I thought we were all in this together as supporters of this great club but apparantly I'm not allowed into your club as I live in a different country. Well that is plain stupid!!!!! Incidentally, why would people follow Aston Villa if they are not supporters, the club have not exactly covered themselves in glory over the last decade so to compare to Man U is not exactly building a strong argument.
Villain Of The North
21/01/2007 19:32:00
Booing your own players is wrong. Our boys were lacking in confidence due to the horrendous run so booing them isn't exactly going to help them, especially as it was only halftime. I agree that Baros had a shocker, but at least he was making chances. Someone earlier mentioned that at least you think he has a chance of doing something. I think we should probably give him a bit longer here, but I know that probably won't happen. Shame. That could well have been his last game for us.
21/01/2007 19:34:00
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