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Culverhouse & Karsa Join Up With Lambert At Villa

AVFC have confirmed the appointment of Paul Lambert`s backroom staff.

As expected Ian Culverhouse has joined as assistant manager and Gary Karsa has also joined up in time for pre-season training.

Lambert says on the official site he is 'delighted` they have joined him at Villa.

Forum thread: Coaching Staff Forum Thread.

Details of both can be seen here: Lambert To Get Backroom Staff In Next Few Days?

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 5 2012

Time: 10:55AM

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Just been reading it on the official site. Things are starting to take shape.... got the backroom staff sorted just 4 or 5 players to come and 2 or 3 to go.
Pride of Lions
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05/07/2012 11:02:00

Many at the Carra will be sad to see these two go. Culvs in particular was a great servent to the club. But leopards dont change spots. The premiere has had season to analyse the Lambs/Culvs methods and will be better prepared for it this season. Not saying they wont succeed but they may have an achilles heel.
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05/07/2012 11:45:00

Well, thanks for the positivity Clwyd.
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05/07/2012 11:55:00

Just something to bare in mind. Great with hungry young up and comings for sure. But how many more are there left in that catagory? I know its something Lambert himself expressed. Now he is in direct competition with Hughton in that market. No experience at all of established egos or the international market. Still great potential but this was always to be the season his methods faced the acid test where ever he was in charge.
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05/07/2012 12:11:00

be interesting to see how they do Clwyd, I guess no one is guaranteed success, but pretty happy to watch them give it a go!
The Fear
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05/07/2012 12:53:00

Still a bit bitter clwyd are we? If he could work miracles at that little club in three seasons with a small cash flow,then what will he do with a big club,top of the league training facility's and the best up and coming youth system in England,as well as cash to spend then,yes who knows what will happen? So clwyd, you worry about how Norwich can improve after all the other prem clubs will of worked them out,same squad,same lack of funds,new unproven coach! Like many I know,I will be putting money on you,wigan and west ham being relegated! Good luck mr bitter Norwich fan, I think you will need it!
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05/07/2012 12:58:00

Bit harsh!!! mick
Gerry Hitchins
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05/07/2012 13:27:00

No bitterness at all. Gone is gone so carry on. It will be the same old story after all. Top two places already desided. Same contenders for the other euro spots. The rest of us scrapping it out to avoid the bottom three. I dont like the way what happened happened. But I blame the league for that for not having sufficiant regulation.
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05/07/2012 13:30:00

Very harsh GH I agree. And not well researched either. Villa has a bigger ground but back stage facilities are easily of Premiere standard. Hughton can hardly be regarded as unproven. Many years as Spurs reserve coach. Took Newcastle to the prem and achieved a creditable mid table place before being unexplainably sacked. Pardew has conceded that Hughtons ground work is the backbone of their current success. Took near bankrupt Brum to the play offs on threepence and a used second class postage stamp. As for squads both sides at this time have almost the same personel discounting those that have been released. The size of war chests is debatable but I doubt there is more than ten million between them. As we all know that can be blown on one ill advised purchase.
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05/07/2012 13:48:00

but youre still not the team that man u hate more than they hate themselves.
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05/07/2012 14:33:00

Hahah Sweet. But I can live with that one oddly enough. We should be Man Ewes other favourite really. Given that half of them seem to be wearing our scarfs these days. :-)
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05/07/2012 14:48:00

I did think half of Utd are NCFC fans, they really should have stopped that by now!. Clywd, we have a lot to change and we Villa fans should not be so quick to bark at you as we have suffered the result of losing personnel more than most clubs in the EPL. Who knows where we would be had we retained Freidel, Barry, Milner, Young, Downing??? A lot higher than we were last season. Football is such a short career and it seems memories are getting shorter and shorter for fans. How quickly have Spurs been perceived as a top club thankss to Fleet Street when Villa were way bigger when Redknapp joined following our 3 years in a row coming 6th. I for one like Hughton and thought it was disgraceful when Newcastle let him go. He will do a good job, the only issue with it may be if his type of player is not the same as Lamberts and therefore he cant replicate the success he had. Lambert however follows our worst manager in many years if not ever. Therefore assuming the players are as good as we think they can be he surely has an easier job taking Villa forward than Hughton does keeping NCFC at their current level of 12th!
Chelt Villan
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05/07/2012 15:19:00

A lot of sense in that. I for one would be happy with your finish of last season. The money available next season and beyond is the true prize we are all looking for. The gap between prem and championship has closed these last few years. Tv and prize money available from next year will make it wider than it ever has been before. As for the type of player Hughton wil go for. Butterfield fits the mould of that which came before. To date two new faces and barely a penny spent. It doesnt suprise me as football wise the managers seem quite similar. It is their man management approach that differs.
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05/07/2012 16:41:00

I don't know if you are talking tongue in cheek mickatkins21, but it's not long ago a Norwegian league manger turned us down! Seems perhaps that we didn't seem to be a "big club" after all. I for one am glad that Mr Lambert joined us, but I - and I guess the new manager - has no illusions about how the future will pan out. The truest comment made about us as supporters, was by DOL who said we are fickle. He is dead right. Just check out how they will be if we lose the first three our four matches. I'm afraid we are not one of the Premier League's shining lights - YET. Of course we all hope it will happen, but I feel there is still a fair way to go.
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06/07/2012 02:08:00

OGS was NOT offered the job, and Villans are no different to every other fan on the planet. DOL was a dick.
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06/07/2012 15:36:00


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