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Lambert On Phenomenal Bodymoor & Hungry Players

Lambert On Phenomenal Bodymoor & Hungry Players

Villa boss Paul Lambert has spoken about his new place of work. Bodymoor Heath.

He calls it 'phenomenal` on the Official Site and I`m sure most who have done the tours around the place will know exactly what he means.

Bodymoor went from the state of the arc to state of art when it was refurbished and now even boasts a full size replica of Villa Park pitch.

If you do ever get the chance to go on a tour there, I`d recommend it. Bodymoor is up there with the very best training facilities in the world. This is where my beef with players come, whether they like certain managers or not, how can they not appreciate where they are working and how can they not give 100% on the pitch?

They`ve got off nearly scott free over the last two seasons due to the unpopular managers, next season they`ll have no such excuse and those that aren`t moved on, will hopefully take full advantage of what they have here!

Lambert says:

He said: 'It's a fantastic facility. There are not many better than this."

He came and looked when MON was manager and was impressed but as he says, he is now in the middle of it all and this is his place of work!

And obviously most of us will concur with this:

'But you can have the best training ground in the world but if you're not performing on a Saturday it wouldn't matter. My job is to try and get the team winning. It's a great place to train and work at, it's a terrific facility. But you have to have the tools to match it."

Also quoted in The Express & Star he says he wants hungry players and hopes the players given the chance will 'step up to the plate'... well, if they are hungry enough they are bound to aren`t they?!?!?

I`m sorry!

"I think if someone is good enough then they have earned it. All you can ask is people give you their best. I am pretty sure that the lads already here will. Whether a player is making little money or a lot of money I still expect effort and desire to win games. That should never deflect from winning games. The principle to win games doesn`t change regardless of how much people earn."

He added on the Official site that if the players are set up right, they can bounce off the fans and the club will 'take off`.

He certainly seems very keen to get the fans fully onboard. Nice to know. Managers and players want to be liked, good for the manager to know that the fans also like to be liked and appreciated!

want players to enjoy their football and have a freedom to play the game. I also need the fans to help us and if we can have that, we'll have a right good chance.'

Amen!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday June 9 2012
Time: 3:19PM

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Saw the headline and thought PL liked the facilities but thought it lacked in the catering areas!!!
VillaHippo
09/06/2012 15:37:00
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LOL... the restaurant leaves a lot to be desired since Doris The Tea Lady left to be fair hippo!
The Fear
09/06/2012 15:38:00
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Some of the performances we saw last season, some of the players should be on a 'will work for food' basis!
mike_field
09/06/2012 15:41:00
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PL is certainly saying a lot of "right" things to get me excited for the July pre-season game in Portland & the coming season! UTV
Canuck_Villan
09/06/2012 16:25:00
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Fear ........... need one very important thing cleared up here Did we ever really have a 'Doris the tea lady' or was it just and expression for the lady who made the tea ?
astonmilan
09/06/2012 16:38:00
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.................... scrub the last question Fear, it's 4:43 on a Saturday afternoon and I've just realised that I really need to get out more .... UTV
astonmilan
09/06/2012 16:43:00
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PMSL aston milan! I can however confirm that whilst she may not have been christened Doris, it's how she was lovingly known!
mike_field
09/06/2012 16:55:00
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I had another pet name for her but that's just between me and her.
Rowley Villa
09/06/2012 16:59:00
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Seriously I agree with The Fear's and PL's sentiments. Players should really appreciate what they have at the Villa. I think a few still won't and that's why I envisage a good few changes this summer. As a result we might not get the results as quickly as we would want and that's where we need to keep the faith. None of us can predict how successful PL will be but I am impressed by the positive and committed attitude. I am sure that will be transmitted to the players, which augurs well for this season and the future.
Rowley Villa
09/06/2012 17:03:00
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So is PL having the dugout moved at VP too?...Lol
Pride of Lions
09/06/2012 17:53:00
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