OK, everyone is entitled to their own views and in a free country showing them.
I do not deny the right of anyone tonight to boo or catcallsbefore the game starts or afterwards. However I reading of banners been made and hung tonight at Villa Park. This completes a circle we first saw with John Gregory and then O’Leary and both times I disagreed then as ot hid the real problems that fans felt, namely the Chairman.
Obviously this post is similar to the point I made about Blackburn last night. However a crucial difference is that tonight’s Villa team will contain a number of our younger players on which our future rests. To see the banners against the manager (maybe one they do not like) is hardly going to help confidence in a game with all those out that will be tough enough anyway. In the past protests and in particular the ‘£’ sign one that works are those that aim towards the owner and the £ sign one actually contained a positive message.
With banners up it could mean at the first goal that the atmosphere would turn sour, any chance we would have of getting something disappears at some point. Remember this banner ??
Course you remember that one, it meant the use of the world ‘fickle’ would be used at every turn as a derogatory one. Well in reality what did it change ? Yes it helped to focus the anger, yes it gave a very popular message to the rest fo the fans and the press BUT it never changed a thing. DOL was still in position at the end of the season wasn’t he ?
So I ask the banner makers to ‘think of the kids’ to think of the lack of impact this will have but the hassle it could stir up and just think are they doing the best for the club ?