Since that tweet by owner Dr. Tony Xia following the bore-draw against Brentford the weekend the Chinese businessman has once again spoken. This time he has called for everyone to stand together.
Aston Villa has started very slowly this season picking up just one victory in five games with many fans calling for Steve Bruce’s head.
Fans have been anything but together for a while now and it is something I have personally been calling for a long time despite what our thoughts are on the manager.
No matter how everyone feels,we need u go behind the team to create the best VP atmosphere!Thanks to all standing together!#UTV
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) September 11, 2017
Take Newcastle United for example. Last season their fans rallied round and stood together to back their side to an immediate return to the Premier League while our fans squabbled amongst each other both online and in person.
Newcastle should have stormed the league last year and would even go as far as saying that they disappointed me a little but ultimately they got promoted and that’s all that matters. They stuck together during the unconvincing times and I feel that this is vitally important and played a part in their success.
I could be wrong but I can’t think of a single team that has been promoted or successful for that matter when a football club has been so divided.
At the end of the day, we all support Aston Villa (for our sins in a previous life) and want what’s best for the club. We all want to be successful and have our own views on how this should be achieved but that isn’t to say that you can’t have a debate but then come match day stand together and get 100% behind the boys.
The atmosphere hasn’t been great at Villa Park for a number of years but away from home, it isn’t as great as we are capable of either. We may travel in our numbers but seem to go quiet in patches. The second we are on the back front – home and away we struggle. It’s understandable after the dross we have watched for years but what is it going to achieve by being negative and getting on players backs? Surely when the going gets tough we should be behind the boys more than ever?
I am not accusing all fans of not getting fully behind the team because there are certain sections of the Villa faithful who will support them through thick and thin and will leave their moaning until after the game in the pub but there is a small minority who seem (again I could be wrong) intent on seeing Aston Villa fail just so they can say I told you so!
So I echo the words of our owner and ask everyone who does attend Villa Park tomorrow and in the future to stand side by side, sing your hearts out and who knows, together we may just make a difference!
Afterall we have been as negative as Bruce’s tactics in recent times and that isn’t getting us anywhere is it? At the end of the day once Bruce does move on and players are sold it will still be the supporters left behind following OUR club.