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Two Front Runners & A Mystery Third?!

Of the bookies front runners, which one would you like?

Poll Date: 27 May 2012
Suggested By: JP Fear

Interestingly the two (press talk) front runners come out on top:

Paul Lambert 36%
Roberto Martinez 23%


Gus Poyet 20%
Roberto Di Matteo 11%
Rafa Benitez 10%

So, (yeah, I know... but we have to occupy ourselves some way don`t we?!) our latest poll asks ... straight choice, Lambert, Martinez or neither!

The front runners are interesting, the odds have tumbled for them both,

Paul Lambert 11/8 and Roberto Martinez 7/4

The nearest then is Rafa (who won`t be coming, he just won`t be!) at 12/1.

Mat Kendrick at The Birmingham Mail also says those are the front runners, as well as a possible 'mystery 3rd` (Come on Andre Villas Boas, I`ve got him at 50 to 1 LOL)

He also states Villa hope to have the manager done by this Friday or early next week at the latest.

They had hoped last week but it has obviously proved more time consuming than they had expected. Maybe, for reasons we may never know, they`ve had to wait for certain targets!

Mat says: Martinez`s advisors met with the claret and blues late last week .........contrary to previous reports, Villa have also taken soundings about Norwich boss Lambert.

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 30 2012

Time: 2:10PM

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Are we looking for a new manager. What happened to Alex McLeish?
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30/05/2012 14:36:00

Knock knock
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30/05/2012 14:36:00

Would be happy with either, COTVABU
irish villa
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30/05/2012 14:40:00

I don't mind who it is either way now, they've got my backing. It's been a long 3 weeks!
Turkish Penguin
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30/05/2012 14:58:00

Are the bookies keeping this going? or is it a V P smoke screen???
paul muldrew
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30/05/2012 15:09:00

Knock knock
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30/05/2012 15:21:00

whose there Voice?!
The Fear
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30/05/2012 15:40:00

is it biggish?
Pride of Lions
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30/05/2012 15:53:00

You can tell it's the silly season can't you?........
Pride of Lions
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30/05/2012 15:57:00

Looks like Rodgers set to b announced Scousecum manager - really wish they'd kept Kenny boy for another couple of weeks as BR seems a great manager.
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30/05/2012 16:19:00

Thank you Fear - it's Alex.
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30/05/2012 16:27:00

So its either Martinez or Lambert, happy with either one, think if i had to choose it would br Martinez
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30/05/2012 16:51:00

Fear - it's Alex!!!
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30/05/2012 16:58:00

Let's put VoTH out of his misery - "Alex who?"
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30/05/2012 17:01:00

Alex Who? How quick we forget??? Can we scrub him from the official record books as well?
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30/05/2012 17:10:00

Adam Deuce
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30/05/2012 17:12:00

its a good job i took Lambert at 5/1 then! Looks like my holiday will be paid for if this comes off.
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30/05/2012 17:20:00

Id take Rafa though.
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30/05/2012 17:20:00

I will be happy with either of these two managers, i would prefer Lambert but could understand why Randy may opt for Martinez due to prem league experiance etc, but this mystery third may well just be AVB, i said a week ago in the forums my misses brother was in Barcelona and he came across on there media channel AVB would find the Villa job intruiging when asked about the possibilty of becoming Villa manager and wether he would be interested be great if he does fancy us, then 3 days or so ago AVB's agent came out and said wherever AVB managers next he wants a project and to technically advance a club hmmm Villa maybe??
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30/05/2012 17:40:00

Irish villa: what does. ABU mean? I asked Fear and he said Andre Villa Boas! :-)
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30/05/2012 17:40:00

koolbill - I think you will find ABU is for Anyone But United. I put it another way - F*** Off you F******g Cockney F******g Wa*****s, You Are All F*****g Retards And Are The Biggest Bunch Of C*** Suckers On The Planet. But FOYFCFWYAFRAATBBOCSOTP - doesn't have the same ring as ABU.
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30/05/2012 17:48:00

Martinez staying at Wigan, there goes my top choice!!
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30/05/2012 18:11:00

reports in norwich say villa have permission for lambert...
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30/05/2012 18:20:00

so now it is one front runner... have pulled the poll, no use if Martinez isn't in race
The Fear
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30/05/2012 19:19:00

Alex who?
The Fear
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30/05/2012 19:20:00

wee jimmy krankie has stated on sky sports he wants to get back into management (never realised that's what he did for a living?) maybe they'll get ST sales up then say "we couldn't find anyone qualified so we re-employed wee jimmy!" just a sick joke on my part???? lol
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30/05/2012 19:21:00

Voice: That is class and even if untrue I will always believe it is the best acronym. I think we could adapt it to this: ABU - as stated, then OB - Or Blues - follwoed by WNHMcIWABD - We never hired Alex McLeish it was a bad dream!
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30/05/2012 22:00:00

Clive I hope you are right with AVB!! Why wouldn't he want a great challenge
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30/05/2012 23:04:00


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