Date: 6th December 2007 at 12:19pm
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Martin O’Neill has been praising the Villa fans again. He’s just like David O’Leary in the praise of us isn’t he?!?!?!?! Ok, maybe not!

With the attendances up and the atmosphere rocking at Villa Park (and of course our fantastic die hard away support) Martin O’Neill has not been slow to mention and thank the fans.

He told the official site:

‘The crowd have been with us, big style. They have been fantastic. We want to give them good reason to cheer. We want to fulfill our side of the bargain. They are doing their side, and that’s great credit to them. We have to now do ours. There is a decent feelgood factor and I want want us to keep challenging it, and not let our standards drop. The players have knuckled down, but we have to sustain this.’

And on how important a role the 12th man plays, ‘The players have got good confidence from the crowd this season. A roar from the terraces has invariably sparked something happening on the pitch and has lifted the whole place. We’ve had a full Villa Park at full volume this season on numerous occasions, and that can be quite an incredible atmosphere. That does not mean that there will not be ropey moments and ropey times around the corner.And at those times the crowd will be right to vent their feelings.’

So lets all get down and fill the place Saturday?! Do You Love Christmas Shopping?