Villa Park Protest Planned for Saturday’s Southampton Game

In a week that highlights that Aston Villa football club are nowhere near prepared for a promotion push from the Championship next season, it’s time to voice and show your concern.

The appointments of Mervyn King and David Bernstein had given Villa fans hope that better decisions were about to be made by the club, the fact that they thought they had to walk so soon, pretty much sums up their views on how Randy Lerner operates.

Also, the news that instead of even thinking about helping rally the Villa support next season with cheaper ticket incentives and giving supporters possibilities of areas in the ground for supportive displays and vocal support, we receive the news that without supporter consultation the Upper Trinity tier will be closed and half the Lower North stand will be converted for wheelchair users (surely there were other locations to create the needed extra spaces?), potentially pricing out the supporters of going to Villa Park who had tickets in the Lower North due to it offering the cheapest prices.

I’ve been to half-empty classic stadiums like Hillsborough and Elland Road in the past few years and it’s a sad sight. I would never wish it on Villa Park, but those at the club don’t seem to have the same thinking. It’s bad decision, after bad decision.

And lets not forget the jobs cuts through their mismanagement and the club captain and vice-captain continually taking the pi** out of the supporters by their couldn’t give a sh** attitude.

Below is the Aston Villa Project Group’s latest announcement for another Banners Out on 74, a repeat of the one Villa supporters did so well vs Chelsea. We encourage you to get involved and also make your own banners to show your concern and anger at what is happening to our club.



AVPG Statement

Monday 18th April 2016

A once proud institution obliterated.

Randy Lerner is a one man wrecking machine and he has sought to obliterate this once proud institution. We are going down without even a whimper, we are a rotting from the top down and the fans are suffering desperately.

Randy Lerner is responsible for the failings at board level, responsible for failed manager after failed manager, endless broken promises and a maniacal flip-flopping of strategy. He is ultimately responsible for the turgid rubbish that our so-called “football team” throws up on the pitch week on week.

Today we were presented with yet more devastating news. The new board structure gave some fans hope, at last, that the ship may be slowly turning. To see this disintegrate in a matter of weeks has shattered that brief glimmer of hope. The resignation letters from David Bernstein and Sir Mervyn King suggest that this is due to interference from Mr Lerner and if this is the case, after the promises to stand back, we are utterly exasperated.


The fans deserve answers. Not through Steven Hollis whose hands appear to be tied, but directly from the owner. This lack of communication is unacceptable and we will not stop until supporters are satisfied that Randy Lerner is showing this club, and by extension it’s supporters, the due care and attention both it and we deserve.

This Saturday vs Southampton we are continuing Banners Out on 74. We are imploring all supporters to stand firm with us. Now more than ever it is vital that we are persistent in asking the right questions of our risible owner.

After taking a poll of Aston Villa supporters via various social media our banners will once again display the words Proud History – What Future?

Unless there is a radical and unexpected change at ownership level within the coming days continued action will be taken vs Newcastle. We as supporters of Aston Villa Football Club MUST stand Prepared. It falls solely upon all of us to ensure this club does not fall even deeper into disrepair. That our future is a bright one as opposed to the darkness that currently envelopes us.

See you there. Up The Villa.

Aston Villa Protest Group.

PS – If you want to help meet at 1.50pm Saturday outside the McGregor statue gates.


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