Writer: Mike Field
Date:Monday June 4 2012
Just a selection of forum and frontpage comments following the announcement of Paul Lambert as our manager.
Isn't it funny how quickly the mood can change - it seems everybody has their hope and optimism back now. Have to hope we see that on the pitch and Paul gets the start in the job that we all deserve after last season.
Anyway, some happy Vital Villans:
Excellent news. I have to say that after the initial disappointment I felt when OGS wasn't coming, I think this is a very smart appointment. He's got the pedigree to do very well for us. Looking forward to visiting some more games next season already.
He got 12th with a worse side I feel than Villas - so lets hope we push for top 8 finish - a good set of key players and you never know where we could finish - think newcastle. Ireland, Bent, Zog, Makoun - that is a very good strong set of players - if we get a holding midfielder and a new back 4 and 1 more striker - we will be a really strong side.
Been my No 1 choice since McLeish was sacked. Buzzing, absolutely delighted. Bring on next season.
Welcome Mr Lambert, here's your office, here's your squad and here is money to spend..........enjoy!! Got to be a step in the right direction again and back onto the road that MON had us on but in a more precise way. Looking forward to what he has to say and his first signing. Now we will definately be 'doin the Lambert walk....oi'.
holte ender 1969
Great news, really happy with this appointment! Fill up Villa Park again, exciting football, exciting times!
Stephen Jay Hawkings
Great news !!! I can feel all the posetivity running back in to the club again. looking forward to next season know. UTV
Well done to our board for getting a manager the majority of us wanted, young and hungry and done an incredible job at Norwich, with no money, 2 successive promotions and got them 12th in the prem unbelievable, WELCOME PAUL lets rebuild Villa back up, it's going to take time but Rome was not built in a day GOOD TIMES!! UTV!!!
What good news! I do hope he has the courage to look closely at the players who were McLeish's first choice back four. The fans clearly do not want them c.f. the current poll and they have, in the past, destabilised the team with their disruptive behaviour. If they have done it once they can do it again. If we can I hope we get rid of all four. I know this is a bit negative at a time of rejoicing, but we must be realistic.
Looking forward to seeing a positive manager take the reigns and steer us back in the correct direction! Welcome Mr Lambert, over to you now, I've a feeling we might just enjoy it back at VP next season.
As many know, not my original first choice, but out of the names listed - even the dalliance with OGS - Lambert comes out on top. Very pleased with this, now back him sensibly and he should go far as long as we all give him time. Should benefit our youngsters more as well as Lambert's style is very much how they play at Academy and Reserve levels - certainly closer than the park the bus tactic! lol
mike_field (am I allowed to quote myself or is that considered cheeky?)
Thinking back to carrow rd the other week how we sung for him and to now have got our wish feels great welcome Mr Lambert now let's get this Great club of ours bouncing again UTV
Not my first choice either but welcome Mr Lambert, it is time to get behind the new boss, unite the fans and get back to top 8. I doubt there will be many new signings though. Holt regularly scoring in front of the Holte would be good. Good Luck Mr Lambert and.... Come on you Lions.......
Have one of your five a day fellow Villans...
I feel at a loss for something to moan about now!! Not used to feeling positive!!
Absolutely delighted! Can't remember the last time I felt so good about a managerial appointment. Performances will be so much more positive, crowd will respond - I see Villa Park bouncing around Birmingham every Saturday afternoon. He has all the attributes to sort out our awesome club. Can't wait to see how he alters the squad over the summer to get us competitive for next season.
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*Villa board in correct decision shocker* Good news, hopefully this can be the start of a new era for the club.
Third time lucky, Randy. Right man at the right time. Delighted.
An excellent appointment. Would have preferred OGS, but this guy has a solid pedigree. So I am delighted. However please please let's not rush out and sign Grant Holt. Only 20 somethings please Mr Lambert, and preferably 25 or under.
OH, Yes!!!!!!! Didn't have a 'Favourite' as I knew that several could do very well with us, but he was in that top 3-4 crowd. Well done to the board. 2 of the major steps to redemption are complete. Eck sacked, PL appointed. Now he MUST be backed moderately. Almost as pleased as the day that MON's capture was confirmed. And still the start of June, well done again to the board for not dragging their feet...
I reckon the club statement should have ended with a cheeky 'You're Welcome' :)
Good appointment. A British coach who earned his badges in Germany. Top notch, progressive thinking by the owner and his 'people'. For those who can't wait for next season a few words of warning. Lambert can only work with the materials at his disposal. The current Villa squad is very weak. It's unlikely he will have a lot of money to spend so that means the younger players are going to have to step up to the plate. Lambert needs time and patience from the fans. He is arguably the most significant Villa appointment in the post Saunders era. He and Brendan Rodgers (who is apparently a friend of Lambert's) are youngish Brit managers who have spent time on the continent and appear to be well versed in the current trends and developments of the modern game. They might not have AVB's looks or charisma but are arguably better coaches (at least as far as the EPL) is concerned. Both represent a new breed of British coach/manager. Again, we Villans should be realistic about next season. Mid-table and a good cup run would be an acceptable achievement given the ravages of the last two years. Anybody booing Lambert because Villa are not challenging for the top four should be treated with the contempt they deserve.
Number one target wanted, number one target got. Next season will be such a joy after the last one. No more than we and the Club deserve, delighted!
Excellent news! Got the feel good factor back again! Up the Villa, happy happy happy days.
Brilliant news!....... Lambo, Lambo give us a wave, Lambo give us a wave.............
Pride of Lions
Happy days well pleased and got to say well done to Randy and Faulkner I feel they got their man. Will be so exciting just seeing people singing and smiling down at villa park will be amazing. Good luck Paul make our club proud again.UTV
Excellent news, now lets just hope that he gets the funds & the backing to get this club rocking & back to where we belong. Welcome Paul & all the very best. UTV.
Brilliant, looking forward to the new season ahead, wasn't able to say that last year.
This is the man.UTV
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