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The Sun have an exclusive by Charlie Wyett saying that Aston Villa are looking at Norwich boss Paul Lambert as a possible replacement for the current incumbent Alex McLeish.

Safety or not, the Club will review McLeish`s tenure at the end of the season, having backed him for the remaining three games v WBA, Spurs and Norwich.

I think the conclusion from the Sun that draw isn`t unreasonable after just one win in 13! lol Actually, scrub the lol, it isn`t funny!

The report says Norwich would fight to keep Lambert but if he left, they`d turn to either Malky Mackay or Chris Hughton.

Must admit, what with me being a genius and all, I said we should have had Hughton last year. What a shame we didn`t eh?!

Funnily enough, a Norwich fan came into 100% Villa forum saying that people their end were scared that Villa were coming in for Lambert. See: Click Here
Which manager would you have thread: Click Here

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 27 2012

Time: 11:26AM

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celtic roots check, glasses check, polo shirt underneath sweatshirt check. Steely eyes check, yep, lambert is villa Messiah mark 2.
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27/04/2012 11:41:00

why would he want to leave Norwich to manage in the championship?
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27/04/2012 11:47:00

Exactly AVB&B... Why!
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27/04/2012 11:55:00

this is the thing, if we survive they might keep eck. If we don`t someone like lambert won`t come here.
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27/04/2012 11:58:00

We are reminded now and again that after taking advise within the game Randy Lerner appointed Mcleish.Well whoever it was that gave that advise Randy is going to cost you a huge amount of money if this club is relegated.The next man in is going to have a hard job whoever is appointed and just to prove the press wrong I am betting that many like myself would not mind Chris Hughton thought he was a good bet last year. Others including Lambert I am sure would do a decent job.
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27/04/2012 12:22:00

I think if we approached Lambert it would be like Martinez last year, he won't leave Norwich yet. He has taken them very far and I believe he'd think he has unfinished business. Martinez is the best bet, I think he will be looking for a new challenge, he probably told Whelan one more season to give him time to plan. Also I think Randy would respect Martinez' decision to stick at Wigan a last summer therefore offer him again. And because you should always have a backup I'd have Poyet
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27/04/2012 12:35:00

Lambert Martinez or the tea lady dont care now just get Mcmuppet out!!!!!!
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27/04/2012 12:37:00

Can we secretly employ Lambert in 2 weeks time so he can start by playing a team of 6 against us with maybe Grant Holt in nets? If you want the job Paul then please dont send us down!!
Chelt Villan
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27/04/2012 12:47:00

lol Chelt nice angle but I wouldnt bet on us scoring even then Mcleish would play 10 back in case Holty dribbles out of his area.
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27/04/2012 13:00:00

its a cunning plan to stop us going down ,,,we should offer the job to the managers of wba and spuds just in case.......19
paul muldrew
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27/04/2012 13:21:00

Heard the Holman deal is now dead? McLEish on his way??
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27/04/2012 13:25:00

Don't see why Lambert wouldn't come here, his Colchester side just hammered Norwich 7-1 and straight after he joined Norwich. If a bigger club comes calling he'll jump at it.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
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27/04/2012 14:20:00

bentonm, where did you hear the Holman deal was dead? That would just about confirm it.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
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27/04/2012 14:21:00

Thought Holman already signed pre contract deal!!!!!!
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27/04/2012 14:26:00

Been calling for Lambert ever since MoN left.
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27/04/2012 15:29:00

Where are all these rumors about Holman coming from?? On the point of Lambert, he would be the perfect appointment as far as i'm concerned.
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27/04/2012 16:14:00

Many of us Vital Villans have been saying in the forums Lambert is the man who would do a good job and get us firing again, Lambert Rodgers i don't mind maybe Laursen LionHeart in a few years
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27/04/2012 16:57:00

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27/04/2012 17:18:00

It so bad with flippin eck in charge even Avram Grant looks like a godsend.
Randy bollox
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27/04/2012 18:54:00

Its very simple really in the Boardroom immediately after the game at Carrow Road Fatty Faulkner must ignore the lure of Delia's cup cakes , wake up "Reclusive Randy" and refuse to leave until Lambert signs on the dotted line. Then a la Abramovich and Ancelotti (I think it was), let Eck find his way back to Brum to pack his stuff whilst Sid and KMac tear the ***** out of the underperforming overpaid prima donnas who dont give a crap, on the Coach back
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27/04/2012 21:07:00

This is got to be because we got them last game of the season. His heads turned, now he will let us win? Didn't we relegated Norwich in 1995?
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27/04/2012 21:39:00

Yes, Blitz,but Lambert wasn't there then..... Lambert is another Scot, but at least he knows how football is meant to be played.
Pride of Lions
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28/04/2012 05:58:00

i would not want the Grant Holt's of this world at Villa i would prefer Victor Moses reason why i would prefer Martinez he has improved a lot this season. i never wanted him last time but now he has improved he looks the real deal and can only get better. if he worked along side a Director of football/chair man like David Dein, Houllier or Van Gaal something special could be created at our Club.
Shane Villains
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28/04/2012 10:47:00


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