Bad fans

Villa fans revive the art of the heartless taunt

Arsenal’s feelings trampled by provincial poetry

Aston Villa Fans

Aston Villa fans amused themselves at the Emirates on Saturday by performing some songs on the subject of Eduardo’s almost losing his foot the previous week. Our Arsenal witnesses claimed they were unable to decipher the precise lyrical content at the time, but just the mention of Eduardo’s name by Villa’s minstrels was enough to earn the visitors a shower of currency.

Amongst the chants were, to the tune of What’s That Coming Over The Hill?;

What’s that sticking out of his sock,
Is it his ankle? Is it his ankle?

And, to a more conventional Volare;

Eduardo woah woah
He had some silky skills,
Now he walks like Heather Mills

The Arsenal brass were appalled at their guests’ insensitivity, (although didn’t express an opinion on the innovative topicality of chant 2), but visiting fans have never been known for their positive chanting on the subject of the opposition (“Great new ground with excellent prices,” and “Thanks for beating us with flair and commitment” are two chants that have yet to be heard in away ends anywhere on this planet.)

Not so many weeks ago, Sir Alex Ferguson was bellyaching about Old Trafford having all the atmosphere of a funeral, yet surely there’s no better way to stir a sluggish home support when the players can’t than for the travelling support to kick the beehive.

The stage seems set for the bureaucrats to pile in here with a working document on Guidelines for Appropriate Vocal Utterances at the Football Stadia of England and Wales (Visiting Support). Are fans going to find they soon have to add the cost of a fully-functioning moral compass to the burden of supporting their team?

28 responses so far
  • villan // March 3, 2008 at 11:52 am

    cracking lyrics from the villa boys.

  • LondonGooner // March 3, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Typical response from a flat cap wearing, whippet breeding, wife beating, warm beer drinking northern muppett.

  • LondonGooner // March 3, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    It’s a good job Villa haven’t suffered any serious injuries this seasoon……oh!

  • mrgibbo // March 3, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    It’s just a bit of harmless banter that has been happening at football matches for years. If we compare it to the kind of racial slurs that are occurring across the continent, we should be grateful. I have heard worse chants across the country, but as this has happened in the capital then the event gets more coverage. It also surprises me that the Aston Villa fans are “villanised” (pardon the pun) by the media and fail to condemn the Arsenal supporters who were removed from the stadium for trying to get to the away stand. Also London Gooner you may want to check maps of the U.K because Birmingham is actually in the Midlands, just because a city is north of London doesn’t actually make it part of the “north”. I am not going make comment on the rest of remarks, as they already reveal what an idiot you are.

  • joshua // March 3, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    they are just stupid fans in awrong environment. edaurdos injury is no fun 2 make jokes about

  • villan // March 3, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Your out of order gooner i don`t wear flat caps.

  • villan // March 3, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    ooohhh racist

  • islington gooners // March 3, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    your lucky the police held you lot off,i can tell you there was a firm there that wanted blood.
    so you sick mugs can go to hell.

  • JONNY GOONER // March 3, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    islington gooners right,i saw some real angry arsenal fans and i can tell you they werent planing on play fighting.

  • joe // March 3, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    What a low-life you are. And that’s why you live in Birmingham.

  • villan // March 3, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    I don`t live in birmingham

  • Clock End Gooner // March 3, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Would you like it if I said I sang songs about pissing on Derek Dougan’s gave then son?

  • villan // March 3, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Hardly the same thing is it eduardo broke his leg he didn`t die and don`t piss on anyones “gave” son.

  • Red Devil // March 3, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Cock end gooner, that’s rich coming from the man who refers to UTD as the ‘munichs’.

    What goes around comes around.

    the man who tried and failed to do the same to Nani ontly two weeks before. Couldn’t of happened to a better man or a better team.

    Villa fans, pass on the lyrics…hahahaha

    Ain’t just eduardos leg breaking at the arse, it’s the whole team.

  • villan // March 3, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    If we push it i reckon we can get it in the charts.

  • RedMist // March 3, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    The real shame is that Villa’s classless chanting didnt inspire us to beat them… Arsenal needed something and I thought that was going to be the catalyst

  • villan // March 3, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Classless?those harmonys were brilliant almost brought a tear to my eye.

  • gooners sucks // March 3, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Villa fans sing a few harmless songs and get called bad fans.

    Look at the response from all these gooners. Racist, illiterate and threatening violence from thugs with no brains. You’re the ones that give this sport a bad name.

  • villan // March 3, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Watch it mate you will have an angry “firm” at your door.

  • Red Devil // March 3, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Gooners problem is they think the whole world hates them.

    What they fail to realise is how much the whole world hates them


  • Ryan Bailey // March 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm

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  • Frank Grimes - Villa Youth // March 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    haha hilarious i almost wet myself laughin. i was there and was bellowin it at the top of my voice. but i apologise, sorry x

  • cb // March 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Whats wrong with these arsenal fans? A young millionaire well insured footballer suffers an accidental injury and is out of the game for nine months. Meanwhile Arseanl fans continue to mock the dead of munich and Belsen…. I’m not condoning the chants but ive heard worse so Gooners if you cant take it don t go to matches.

  • jimmy Wakefield - Gooner // March 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    how dare you this disgusts me, i hope an injury of this proportion one day happens to you you cruel young man

  • RedMist // March 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    The world loves Arsenal… every team’s except Spurs second favourite club (including Italian and Spanish fans … oh and Brazilians). In fact most Brazilian support Brazil first, Arsenal Second and then whatever Brazilian league club they fancy.

  • Red Devil // March 3, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Red Mist, did you just make that up, or is that one of wengers statistics?

    And cock end gooner, you saying naughty things?

    Arsenholes just like to winge, they have two sets of rules, 1 for them and another for everyone else….

    a few recent ones:

    Don’t sing about edweirdo’s leg, but its ok we sing about people who lost their lives

    Don’t show boat Nani, but it’s ok when Henry did it

    Don’t make dangerous tackles on us, but we can do it to you

    Don’t try to take our players Barcelona, but we can nick your younsters (using sweeties)

    Don’t dive when you play the arse, but adebayor can do it whenever he likes

  • Blade // March 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    You Arsenal fans really need to wind your necks in, like you have never chanted anything obscene. It’s a tounge-in-cheek chant. It’s banter! They guy has broken his leg FFS!

    I guess you have adopted the same attitude as your manager by coming out with ‘heat of the moment comments’

  • villan // March 4, 2008 at 11:43 am

    The rest of the world would love arsenal thats where all your players come from.Get some enlglish players who don`t come out whineing every five minutes and don`t get kicked around the pitch and you might win something.

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