Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Marka Ragnos

Can we help keep 'em up?

Can we help keep 'em up?  

51 members have voted

This poll is closed to new votes
  1. 1. Can we keep 'em up?

    • Yes
      23
    • No
      28


Recommended Posts

Anonymous poll. Deliberately oversimplified to yes or no.

Can Villa supporters affect whether or not the club stays up in 2015-16?

Do we actually make a difference? How?

Or, are we basically passengers, powerless to change much if anything at all?

Please post all qualifications, nuanced poll-shirking, complaints about simplistic thinking, secondary issues below  ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is very similar to another thread I remember. You can help the team stay up if you put your left sock on before your underpants and then your right sock on. Also drinking out the other side of a glass and getting a fright. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The fans already do enough. Those underachieving are the management and players. A bad result and the atmosphere will turn poisonous and who can blame them.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 home game nearly full all season which was United. are the fans really doing enough considering 2 were derbies and the other was a relegation rival?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The fact we have the numbers we do coming through the turnstiles still is remarkable for how rubbish we have been. Fans deserve more not less. They do their part, the clowns in charge need to start doing theirs.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 home game nearly full all season which was United. are the fans really doing enough considering 2 were derbies and the other was a relegation rival?

If we had 6k more fans at VP for those games would the results have been different? No of course not

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 home game nearly full all season which was United. are the fans really doing enough considering 2 were derbies and the other was a relegation rival?

its   catch 22 situation though isn't it. Fans understandably are keeping away from the dross dished out at villa park but this has a knock on effect with the atmosphere and team performance to a lesser degree.

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 home game nearly full all season which was United. are the fans really doing enough considering 2 were derbies and the other was a relegation rival?

In the 4th game of the season we shouldn't being seeing clubs as relegation rivals

Edited by Arj Guy
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doesn't matter if they're derbies or not, crowds of 34k (?) sat in near silence isn't going to help, vp has been horrible for the last two league games, flat as a pancake

But then when you look at our home record is it any surprise?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doesn't matter if they're derbies or not, crowds of 34k (?) sat in near silence isn't going to help, vp has been horrible for the last two league games, flat as a pancake

 

But then when you look at our home record is it any surprise?

Even if we sold out every game, the atmosphere would still be shite because what Villa serve up on the pitch is shite

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the atmosphere is shite before the game even starts, theres a bit of holtenders, bit of villa villa, then it goes dead, remember when we sang paul mcgrath at the start of every game, when was the last time that happened?

we're back to being where we were towards the end of lambert and ginger bollocks, resigned to a shit performance before the games even began, no one wants to be there, if season tickets didnt exist i doubt half of us would be, of course that resonates to the players

even if you dont consider baggies a derby its still the best indication of how bad its got, remember the atmosphere for the 2 games in a week last season, compare that to the game last month, no one was up for it, no one cared, you can say "it was a nothing game for us" but then the question would be why is the atmosphere so bad for any game, especially considering the vast majority of league games are "nothing" games? apathy is killing us, on the pitch and off it, from top to bottom, no one at the villa cares anymore

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whatever happened to them ultra guys? Do they still go or was that phased out

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they moved to the front, they're still going in their own little pocket, thats all they ever were anyway, struggling to remember a time that they started a chant that the whole holte picked up, they normally just sang their own songs on their own

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The atmosphere is going to be horrific next Saturday.

thats probably why we can't win at home the fans get on players backs when things go against us then we fall apart. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's shite before the game because the majority know that we will lose and won't score. Using Stoke for an example. As soon as I saw the team I expected a loss. The team was set up for a point home to Stoke. How can anybody be enthusiastic enough to create a good atmosphere knowing that fact? The game starts and from the beginning Stoke dominate the ball and are through on goal after 10 minutes. The result and performance is so predictable that there is absolutely nothing to be enthused about

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The atmosphere is going to be horrific next Saturday.

thats probably why we can't win at home the fans get on players backs when things go against us then we fall apart. 

when things go against us? Every home game then

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Doesn't matter if they're derbies or not, crowds of 34k (?) sat in near silence isn't going to help, vp has been horrible for the last two league games, flat as a pancake

 

But then when you look at our home record is it any surprise?

Exactly, many posters come on here and complain about the lack of vocal support at our home games. To be honest as someone who gets to virtually all our home games its very difficult to get behind a side serving up complete dross week in week out. It all starts out positively but we rapidly decent into the usual farce of sideways passing and the perennial mistake of confusing possession with playing with any intent. The players seem to have no idea what they are supposed to be doing when they are clearly being told to adopt bizarre formations and tactics. Then we go a goal behind and we literally have no idea as to how to get back into the game. The crowd see all this and judge accordingly which is human nature, like it or not

We have won two home games this season; a laboured performance against a League 2 side where we came from behind (which was unusual and for once contradicts my point above!) and only really won because we were fitter as County literally ran out of steam and SHA where we laboured against a Championship side who were far more up for the game than us. We won the game in the second half when the lottery of Tactics Tim's substitutions for once came good. Even then neither game had my pulse racing as I doubt they did for most fans.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...
Â