"What a load of rubbish," the Holte End sang in unison at the end. And this time Aston Villa manager David O'Leary agreed with them.
O'Leary accused his club's supporters of being "fickle" when Villa were booed off at half-time after going 3-1 down to Wycombe Wanderers just 12 days ago. And what happened next at Adams Park is already the stuff of legend and pub quizzes.
But the time to worry is when your team is booed off after 90 minutes. And for it to happen at home, in front of Villa Park's lowest league crowd in since January 2004, left O'Leary looking sick with frustration.
The absence of half a team, with Milan Baros, Kevin Phillips, Martin Laursen, Aaron Hughes, Mark Delaney and Lee Hendrie all missing, has to be a big factor.
But, on a day when two ex-Villa players, Gareth Southgate and George Boateng, enjoyed a winning return, it was a defeat depressing enough maybe to make the manager doubt his own side's capabilities.
It ought to have been Middlesbrough who were suffering the hangover from their long European trip to Greece on Thursday night.
Instead, two bad defensive errors handed Ayegbeni Yakubu his two goals. And, to rub salt in the wounds, it was one of Boro's returning Villa old boys Boateng who got the other.
Not even the presence of half of Villa's 1982 European Cup winning squad on the pitch at half time could help lift the mood of depression.
A 2pm Sunday kick-off time for such a comparatively unattractive sounding fixture was never exactly likely to have them queueing hundreds deep down Trinity Road.
The atmosphere at the start was funereal, and it is hard to imagine a first 45 minutes less likely to attract the crowds back to the game. Boro's first goal, on its own, was depressing enough.
A cross from Emanuel Pogatetz reared up awkwardly for Wilfred Bouma, his clearing header was poor and Yakubu fired home, the ball deflecting in off Liam Ridgewell.
Yakubu also shot straight at Thomas Sorensen in the early seconds and Bouma fired one just too high at the other end. But, other than the goal and Moore's response when he flashed a header just over, that was the extent of the first-half action.
It took a step back in time to lift the mood for the second half.
Many a Villa Park regular bemoans the fact that they don't have stars like Gary Shaw, Dennis Mortimer and Tony Morley out there in claret and blue any more.
But all it took to raise spirits inside was dig up a few old golden memories in a bid to push sales of a new DVD of the 1982 European Cup win - and the graveyard came to life again.
Five of Villa's Rotterdam team of 82 paraded out on the pitch - Shaw, Morley, Mortimer, Gordon Cowans, and Des Bremner. And, their presence seemed to inspire the current side as, within five minutes of the restart Villa were level.
Berger tried his luck with a first-time left-foot volley from Steven Davis's right-wing cross, Chris Rigott's frantic block bounced back to the feet of Moore. And, with the confidence and skill of a player who looks like he really might at last be on his way in the game, he curled in a beauty from 15 yards.
Villa were then so unlucky when Berger again tried his luck from 20 yards, only to be denied by a combination of Boro keeper Brad Jones' fingertips and the left upright.
And ten minutes after Berger had missed out on his first goal for the club by a coat of paint, the visitors piled on the agony by going in front.
Fabio Rochemback's rightwing corner found its way to Boateng on the left corner of the six-yard box. And his shot clipped off half-time substitute Jlloyd Samuel to spin viciously in out of the range of Villa's man on the line, Gareth Barry.
That knocked the stuffing out of Villa. But there was one more unsavoury episode for the home fans to endure. Rochemback's casual looking pass to the on-rushing Boateng did not look like it should have caused too much bother for the home defence. But Samuel panicked himself into bringing the Dutchman down.
The initial impact came just outside the area but, given what a daft challenge it was, the award of a penalty probably still seemed fair enough.
And, once Boateng had earned more boos in milking it for all it was worth before finally limping his way to the touchline, Yakubu stepped up to send Sorensen the wrong way from the spot.
All enough to earn that loud chorus of 'What a load of rubbish' from the Villa faithful!
With virtually the final kick, helped by the presence of Ridgewell unsighting the keeper, Steven Davis powered in a left-foot shot through a crowded goalmouth to become Villa's outright top scorer with four goals for the season.
But it was not enough to stop O'Leary's men being booed off at the final whistle.