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Lambert - Lazy Comparisons With O'Neill

Paul Lambert has rightly rejected speculation that he is a Martin O'Neill clone, insisting those that expect that will be proven wrong.

Speaking to the Sunday Mercury Lambert says he has his own style and that too much is being made of comparisons with his friend, and our former gaffer:

'Everyone is an individual, no one is the same. I wear those glasses because I can't see two yards in front of me at certain times - not because I want to be like Martin O'Neill.'

Very true, we already know Lambert can utilise four systems in a game which is a remarkable difference to Martin :-)

'The tracksuit bottoms at Wycombe and Norwich, they were too flairy! So the ones I had last year were fine, similarities are exaggerated, you get labelled.

'Mind you, I've been at Wycombe, Norwich and Aston Villa so maybe I'm talking drivel?'

Can I just say for the record, I'm loving these interviews already!

In all fairness there are some similarities, but you can just as easily point to the differences. All most fans care about when it comes to O'Neill comparisons are, can Lambert take what was good about O'Neill, spirit, fight, determination and then improve on what O'Neill's strong points were.

I think, and I'm not alone, that Lambert can bring back what we enjoyed under O'Neill, but also push on further in terms of tactics and having a plan B so (overtime) we won't fade as we did towards the end of a campaign.

Get that balance right and everyone will be smiling.

I never tire of this, have a link to the bumper Paul Lambert Forum Thread.

And have a nice picture:

villa park back drop with lam

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 10 2012

Time: 3:38PM

Your Comments

lol, love it, an explanation as to why he wears glasses!
The Fear
Yup, glad it's been cleared up. It'd never occurred to me that somebody would wear glasses for vision reasons lol
mike_field
Well it does sound a bit far fetched.
jonah
I think it's an insult to be compared to MON. Paul Lambert is Paul Lambert!
Pride of Lions
I do like his responses and the way he deals with media and their quite often lazy and banal journalism.
Rowley Villa
Yes, true Rowley. MON would overexplain things for a few minutes. Lambert just says a few words or tells the interviewer to shut up. What a pleasure compared to Eck and his Comical Alec responses that dragged the club down and made him showed him up.
Villan444
He will have seen the mistakes MON has made and is savvy enough to not go the same way.
thomas holte
well based on the tactical side of things - lambert seems to have more in his locker than oneil. i hope we buy some decent players now
villa4life87
Loving the talk, can't wait to see what happens next
AdzVilla11
Norwich started with more different formations than any other side last year... Norwich did not depend on counter attacking to win games... Lambert studied the game at various different locations Germany and Spain being two places he developed his philosophy... He was in Barcalona learning the game too... My friend has the autographs and photos to prove it...:)
CDX_EIRE
He won't be here this time next year when Lerner and Faulkner realise they have made another mistake. They should have stuck with Alex, he would have come good.
miksten
 

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