Writer: Mike Field
Date:Tuesday August 14 2012
With huge thanks to Neilh111. Tactics, humour and no Makoun.
A quick summary of how I view Paul Lambert comments from tonight.
We will never see Makoun again. Lambert has never met him and says he is not contributing to the club.
Vlaar and Clark will be our main CB partnership. He thinks Vlaar is a good leader and can help Clark develop.
Lots of youngsters will be in the first team this season.
He doesn't like getting players on loan.
He watched Vlaar last season, but on the whole he says players who were right for Norwich will not necessarily be right for Villa.
Sounds to me like he is not going to add another striker, when asked where our goals come from if Bent is injured, he said that hopefully it won't happen but we will cross that bridge if we come to it.
He felt sorry for McLeish when Villa fans were singing Lamberts name at the Norwich game.
Quite a few times he mentioned how big a club Villa is.
Said MON is a great manager and he asked his advice before coming here. MON said it was a great club to work at. Also he would still call MON now if he needs advice.
He showed a sense of humour a few times and said Chris Herd will be good when he stops fighting with doormen.
When asked about new signings he hinted that it was possible but said he was happy to go with what we have now if we have to.
He said that a lot of clubs are not using wingers now, but creative midfielders instead, and he mentioned Ireland and N'Zogbia as being the ones to create things for Bent.
Said he changed the dugouts around because that is where the linesman is and you can get in his ear better from there, mentioned being closer to the Holte as an afterthought.
Said Delia never cooked once for him at Norwich.
RandyStand has some exclusive information about the end of last season. I'll leave him to tell you that.
(will edit and update if Randy is nice to me lol - MF)
If you want to listen to the edited version, then it will be on Radio WM at 7pm on Friday.
Interesting comments on both Makoun and the striker position?
Will leave people to make their own minds up, but maybe Lambert does think he can get the best out of Gabby, Delboy and the Weeman?
Lambert Forum erm Forum Thread.
Picture Gallery from the Official Site.
Isn't an awful lot to say in all honesty.
Board realised as early as the Spurs game in November that McLeish could have been a mistake when Hutton played right midfield. Was seriously considering sacking him right after that Bolton game but weighed up the pro's and con's and decided to stick as we saw what happened with Wolves, Newcastle and Charlton in previous years.
McLeish knew the sack was coming. Just genuinely think they realise how massive a mistake it was.
Looking forward with the new manager is the most important part now anyway. We have a good, young, hungry and vibrant manager who is proud to be our manager. He stands no nonsense, want to play the right way and convinced he'll bring some good times to the club. McLeish is history, so don't like speaking about him too much but was an excellent night tonight.
Also, our old friend General Krulak is well. Very busy with his role at the University in America but still on the board as many suggested otherwise and still very much involved with the club.
Interesting about Makoun. Clearly nowhere in his plans for Warnock and Hutton. Told some funny stories about his past experiences. Got to say though, there weren't half some stupid questions dished out. And good to meet the manager after too. Nice bloke, and get the feeling he's so proud to be manager of AVFC.
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Date:Tuesday August 14 2012
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