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Villa Fans Nervous But Hopeful Over Manager

We did a snap poll yesterday asking:

The manager?

Poll Date: 26 May 2012
Suggested By: JP Fear

I am nervous but hopeful 60%

Gulp, I'm dreading the selection 24%

I have faith they will get the right man 13%

They'll go average 3%

Our latest poll asks re: the five front runners according to the bookies, who would you prefer?

Paul Lambert
Roberto Martinez
Rafa Benitez
Gus Poyet
Roberto Di Matteo




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 27 2012

Time: 12:00PM

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I think Lambert is the sensible solid choice, I'd not be upset with Martinez or Di Matteo. Benitez I just can't see and not that keen on him! Gus? Bit soon imho and not really an exciting one.
The Fear
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27/05/2012 11:13:00

I agree with The Fear on Lambert, but does his MON connection make such an appointment difficult for both Lerner and Lambert? Also if it is to be Lambert, wouldn't it have happened by now? Same with Rodgers. It looks more likely to be Martinez if he doesn't join Liverpool or Di Matteo if Chelsea don't want him. If not Lambert, Rodgers or Martinez (don't really like the aloof Di Matteo) I think Gus Poyet would be worth the risk.
M5villa
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27/05/2012 13:02:00

how is lambert a solid choice? he is still a massive risk as one premiership season doesnt define how good you are as a manager
villa4life87
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27/05/2012 13:12:00

Yes, we are nervous. Very nervous actually. 1/ Because of the track record of our current "custodian" and 2/ Because all at VP apparently are "relaxed"over the appointment of "Mr X" because we have such a lot of time and not a lot to do.... I DON'T THINK!!!!!!
Pride of Lions
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27/05/2012 15:07:00

he also has a close friendship with Stiliyan Petrov thought M5Villa and Stan would give us a glowing reference I'm sure!
The Fear
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27/05/2012 15:38:00

Only one on the list i don't fancy is the fat spanish waiter, otherwise happy with any of them. Of course if it is the FSW then I'd be behind him 100%
AVbornandbred
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27/05/2012 18:45:00

It will be a gamble whoever we get. No money to spend but high expectation by naive Faulkner and Lerner. I'd go for Rodgers. He also has something in common with Brian Clough. Could be an oman for us villa faithfull.
villacross
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27/05/2012 21:07:00

We say we have ambition if we do I'd go hard for Rodgers, make him an offer he can't resist. If still no I'd go for AVB and have Martinez and Poyet as backups. I can't see why a big club like ours with the ambition Lerner talks of couldn't get Rodgers or AVB, unless Lerner doesn't have ambition
AdzVilla11
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27/05/2012 22:41:00

Totally agree with the last comment. Anyone fancy Zola?
koolbill
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27/05/2012 23:19:00

Yeah I'd have Zola, I rate him highly just need the right staff with him, coaches etc. At the moment he would probably be 5th in line on my list. I reeeeeeeaally hope we nail someone down in the next few days, I can't take this! ha... As long as they get it right I hear you say... I'll second that
AdzVilla11
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28/05/2012 07:46:00

Would be delighted with Lambert,Di matteo, Poyet,or Martinez only one I dont want is Benitaz. Do we really need another gushing ex pool manager,yes the others are risky but prefer that to Benitaz. We need someone who can bring the best out of what we have got and instill some confidence in the younger players
Merlin128777
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28/05/2012 10:19:00

 

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