Villa-Hull; Protest during the game or not?

The last home game of the season has come around again and once again we’re perennial strugglers.
I’m stating the obvious there, of course, but it got me thinking about how the fans should react during this game, which I’ll be attending with two of my grandkids, my son-in-law and his father.

The truth is, I’m not even looking forward to it game-wise, although the atmosphere should be pretty good. Assuming we’re putting up a decent show, that is.
Which is the part that worries me.

The headline question I’ve asked should of course be a no-brainer. You support the team through thick and thin, particularly during the game.

But let’s say we are losing early on.
Then what?
Do we keep blindly supporting a team that might be taking us down?
Or should we voice the disdain that we apparently near enough all view the hierarchy in?

That’s my personal dilemma.
If we are indeed losing and looking as poor as we have mostly done through the season, especially at home and keep blindly supporting, we won’t be making a major point in the most powerful way we can ie chanting loudly for Lambert/Lerner/the board out.
That’s the part that gets shown on the news and chanting/protesting after the game has finished doesn’t do it, in my opinion.
And the whole lot of them will have basically gotten away with it.

I already know what most of the responses will be.
“You can’t create a negative vibe when the team needs us in such a dire situation”.
And those responses will be correct.
Even Lambert knows it and actually said it in a recent interview.
Football fans support, no matter what. It’s what we do.
Indeed, I can’t see myself protesting during the game.

But I’m wondering if it might be better for the club overall, if I do, in that it might drive the message home to Lerner and Faulkner.

What a state we’re in for me to even contemplate such a thing.


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  1. nath
    nath May 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm . Reply

    wot about gus poyet guys 🙂 Sunderland style is easy on the eye and effective, he managed to produce same as at Brighton and he managed to sort out a rite mess left by the madman

    1. BWS
      BWS May 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm . Reply

      Wasn’t he Oohah’s choice from day one after we parted company with the M word?
      Oohah the oracle.

      1. saddened
        saddened May 2, 2014 at 1:52 pm . Reply

        as long as he cleans the showers up afterwards !!!

      2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath May 2, 2014 at 1:58 pm . Reply

        Yep always rated poyet he coukd do well with money behind him. But not Zola nice guy but that’s it

  2. Vaze
    Vaze May 2, 2014 at 2:53 pm . Reply

    Don’t rate Poyet at all.

    Spent £20m last Summer and his two big signings have been complete flops.

    A very lucky win at Stamford Bridge could keep him up, not a CV I’d be lingering over if I were Lerner.

    1. Vaze
      Vaze May 2, 2014 at 2:57 pm . Reply

      One win and one draw in twelve prior to the Chelsea miracle.

      Talk about out of the frying pan…

      …they’re not safe yet.

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath May 2, 2014 at 4:19 pm . Reply

      i would like to see poyet with steve clarke. great attacking manager with allegedly one of the best defensive coaches in the country. they were at chelsea together too. cant c it happening tbh

  3. Vaze
    Vaze May 2, 2014 at 3:03 pm . Reply

    I’m probably an old cynic, but just how many clubs feel that they DESERVE better, and to be in the top four or so ?

    Do Man U stage a protest because they’re only fifth or sixth this season ?

    I know that the football at VP has been shyte, but are we in danger of just crying out for sugar daddies and sulking if we can’t have one ?

    Seriously, does the custodian of a club have to feel obliged to spend a large amount of his own fortune as part of the deal ?

    1. DSVilla
      DSVilla May 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm . Reply

      I ponder over that too Vaze. The thing is it goes with the territory. Don’t buy a football club unless you have very deep pockets and are prepared to lavish cash on it season after season. Lerner started out that way, which is probably why fans are so disillusioned.

      It’s the luck of the draw really. City got the oil barons. That could have been us or any other club.

      The more I think about it, the more I’m convinced Lerner will still be the owner next year. Not because he wants to be, but because he will struggle to find a buyer that will get him out of the mess he is in. IF that’s the case he has a real dilemma. More of the same = probable relegation and more damage to his wealth. New manager = pay offs and new player recruitment. If that doesn’t work it’s more damage to his asset.

      If he sticks with Lambert he would still need to invest in the squad. Can he trust Lambert to sort it out and not waste more cash?

      Maybe the only thing worse than being a Villa fan would be being Lerner!

    2. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum May 2, 2014 at 8:10 pm . Reply

      Do you work for Lerner Vaze? Your voice of reason is far too sympathetic to be real. You just apologise for the current regime post after post. Most of us are realistic, but also expect just a little more honesty and effort from our club.

    GIDDYVILLAN May 2, 2014 at 3:07 pm . Reply

    UTD don’t face possible relegation so wheres the comparison?

    1. Vaze
      Vaze May 2, 2014 at 6:10 pm . Reply

      All things are relative.

      We’re Villa, so feel that not winning many home games and being in the relegation shake up is beneath us.

      I have no idea why Newcastle are pissed off with finishing ninth, we relegated them a few seasons back.

      As for Man U, they’re used to winning a trophy or three EVERY season, so to finish seventh or eighth is not what they pay their money for.

      We’d be fairly happy to have had Man U’s season, as I said, it’s about conditioning and expectation. Mine are pretty bloody low and I’ve still been disappointed this season !

      1. nath
        nath May 2, 2014 at 6:19 pm . Reply

        i totally agree with everything u said, but ur wasting ur time sharing with the rest of us because they refuse to see the light.

        weekend is almost ere and my stomach is knotting already, i just heard sky tipping fulham 2 beat stoke how do w feel about this ??? also apparently stoke are without their main center backs huth and shawcroft

        GIDDYVILLAN May 2, 2014 at 6:53 pm . Reply

        Has it ever crossed your mind that the teams you’ve mentioned have set the bench mark higher & what the FUCKS wrong with that???

  5. Astonb6
    Astonb6 May 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm . Reply

    Off topic lads does any one know if any pubs around Aston show the villa games on tv cause got some mate coming on the piss but they ain’t going the game.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath May 2, 2014 at 4:16 pm . Reply

      the local by me might what area do you live in?

      GIDDYVILLAN May 2, 2014 at 4:39 pm . Reply

      Why not phone the pubs in close vicinity to the ground?

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath May 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm . Reply

        might as well go to the game if your that close to ground giddy lol

        1. GIDDYVILLAN
          GIDDYVILLAN May 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm . Reply

          He did state around Aston so I thought near the ground,me personally I would get some booze from an offy & doss down in Aston park because you’ll know what’s going with all the expletives echoing from the holte just a thought mate utv

        2. Astonb6
          Astonb6 May 2, 2014 at 6:15 pm . Reply

          No worries got em a couple of tickets for north stand only trouble is they probably won’t be my mates come Saturday evening after putting them through that. Cheers

          1. Vaze
            Vaze May 2, 2014 at 6:16 pm . Reply

            I would recommend the King Edward on Lichfield Road for a pint if they feel like leaving at halftime.

            If they can stick it out that long lol !

  6. COE1982
    COE1982 May 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm . Reply

    Hull apparently have not scored against Villa for 25 years? I have total faith that Mr Lambert will but that right tomorrow!

      GIDDYVILLAN May 2, 2014 at 7:24 pm . Reply

      Stoke hadn’t won on the road all season until they visited us, so it’s more than possible MATE.

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath May 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm . Reply

      We hadn’t lost 10 homes games etc until this joker lamberk came

      1. COE1982
        COE1982 May 2, 2014 at 8:41 pm . Reply

        He really is a mumbling clown! It’s laughable his still manager…. You can guarantee when he is sacked or leaves the media will say what a great job he was doing and was unlucky to be sacked!

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