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In these days of smartphones, social media and, no doubt, streaker drones, the way that Aston Villa fans recently chose to express their anger at their club’s failure to live up to past glories was pointedly quaint. After the Premier League’s bottom club wobbled to a 1-1 draw at lowly Wycombe Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup, a mob of travelling fans, as erudite as they were irate, chose to communicate the importance of upholding the Villa’s proud heritage via the grand old medium of Morse code. The Fiver only saw a short video of the exchange on one of those new-fangled newspaper “websites” and is neither learned nor bothered enough to have deciphered it, but the epic sequence of bleeps clearly meant something profound, because Villa’s performances have improved dramatically since receiving the message.

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