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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%

Then:

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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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 30 2012

Time: 2:10PM

Your Comments

Are we looking for a new manager. What happened to Alex McLeish?
voiceoftheholte
Knock knock
voiceoftheholte
Would be happy with either, COTVABU
irish villa
I don't mind who it is either way now, they've got my backing. It's been a long 3 weeks!
Turkish Penguin
Are the bookies keeping this going? or is it a V P smoke screen???
paul muldrew
Knock knock
voiceoftheholte
whose there Voice?!
The Fear
is it biggish?
Pride of Lions
You can tell it's the silly season can't you?........
Pride of Lions
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.
onlyteaminthemids
Thank you Fear - it's Alex.
voiceoftheholte
So its either Martinez or Lambert, happy with either one, think if i had to choose it would br Martinez
astonsteve
Fear - it's Alex!!!
voiceoftheholte
Let's put VoTH out of his misery - "Alex who?"
onlyteaminthemids
Alex Who? How quick we forget??? Can we scrub him from the official record books as well?
voiceoftheholte
Exactly!
Adam Deuce
its a good job i took Lambert at 5/1 then! Looks like my holiday will be paid for if this comes off.
leelindsay
Id take Rafa though.
leelindsay
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??
ClivetheVillan
Irish villa: what does. ABU mean? I asked Fear and he said Andre Villa Boas! :-)
koolbill
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.
voiceoftheholte
Martinez staying at Wigan, there goes my top choice!!
Kuffit
reports in norwich say villa have permission for lambert...
CDX_EIRE
so now it is one front runner... have pulled the poll, no use if Martinez isn't in race
The Fear
Alex who?
The Fear
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
griffgriff
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!
koolbill
Clive I hope you are right with AVB!! Why wouldn't he want a great challenge
AdzVilla11
 

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