Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Lambert Expects Team To Generate Atmosphere

Lambert Expects Team To Generate Atmosphere

Paul Lambert has said he expects the team to help create an atmosphere this season, and they'll do that by going on the attack.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the kick off with West Ham, Lambert was clear would be going down their to win the game and give the travelling fans something to really cheer.

The buzz of his arrival is one thing, Lambert clearly knows the fans want the performance and they want the result to keep that going.

'We will go down there and try to win, that's important. I am sure the fans will go down there and hope to see us get the result. It's a tough match but I am not going to go there and sit on the back foot really. You've got to attack, there's too many come to watch. We have to go there on the front foot.'

Clearly that's what everybody wants to hear, so the most important part of the interview possibly comes as Lambert expands on his ethos.

'I have been brought up that way myself. I was fortunate to play at some really big clubs who had to win. I think that always sticks in my mind that you have to get on the front foot or generate some kind of atmosphere. It doesn't change much for me from first team to reserves to youth. You want youngsters and experienced players to go and express themselves. If a player plays with fear, there's only one way he's going to go. They'll be times when you think 'what's he doing?' but you have to give them that freedom.'

Nicely, he's also very honest about this approach.

'You've got 40,000 coming to watch you, if I asked the question to the fans and they said 'we're just going to sit and defend' I wouldn't accept it. I am the same as the supporters, I want to win. You might get turned over, but I think there's a way to get beat. If you get beat make sure you give it a right go.'

Music to this fans' ears anyway, it's all we've asked for. If we go down, go down with a fight. Go down having spent the energy, the passion and having bled the way those in the stands would.

Not too much to ask, and thankfully Lambert seems to get that.

Enjoy your Saturday folks!

West Ham Forum Thread.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday August 18 2012
Time: 7:00AM


Good to hear indeed. These are the days I hate living in China. Give 'em hell boys!!!
18/08/2012 07:19:00
This is why i am happy, not that we have a formidable squad or team, not we have money galore and overpaid superstars but a manager that wants to win agame football for Villa thats all i asked for 12 months ago and m prayers got answered, Go on lads give it em ''HAAAAAVE IIIIIIT'' UTV!
18/08/2012 08:31:00
Spot on Clive and it still annoys me all those pundits who said our problem with McLeish was that he came from small Heath. Let's go attack attack attack west ham and lose 3-0 woooo haha :) utv!
18/08/2012 08:54:00
Yep, music to the ears indeed. I'd rather win or even lose 5-4 or 4-3 than close shop and grab a 1-0 defeat........
Pride of Lions
18/08/2012 10:02:00
It was F all to do with Small Heath - it was his one million draws a season and most goals conceded from set pieces and fewest scored from set pieces. hiswhosenamecannotbeuttered was overrated and over here. End of.
18/08/2012 12:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa v Watford - Teamsheets!

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Watford the visitors for the latest league match. This is a 3pm kick-off and the line ups have been confirmed.

Something For The Weekend (512)

From Rotterdam to Götterdämmerung, in a generation?

Lescott Talks Watford & Injury Update

Joleon Lescott has spoken about Watford and Jores Okore and we also have the weekly injury update.

Audio - Richards & Gregory Talk Villa

Skipper Micah Richards has spoken about the first time he realised Villa were in trouble, and former gaffer John Gregory gives his thoughts.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Mike Field
Steve Wade
Turkish Penguin
Chris Heath
M Calucar
JuanPablo Angel

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Watford will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 13 8 4 1 28 8
2 Man Utd 13 8 3 2 27 10
3 Man City 13 8 2 3 26 14
4 Arsenal 13 8 2 3 26 12
5 Spurs 13 6 6 1 24 13
6 West Ham 13 6 3 4 21 4
7 Everton 13 5 5 3 20 8
8 Southampton 13 5 5 3 20 5
9 Liverpool 13 5 5 3 20 2
10 Crystal Palace 13 6 1 6 19 1
11 Stoke 13 5 4 4 19 -1
12 WBA 13 5 2 6 17 -5
13 Watford 13 4 4 5 16 -2
14 Swansea 13 3 5 5 14 -4
15 Chelsea 13 4 2 7 14 -6
16 Norwich 13 3 3 7 12 -8
17 Newcastle 13 2 4 7 10 -12
18 Sunderland 13 2 3 8 9 -12
19 AFC Bournemouth 13 2 3 8 9 -13
20 Aston Villa 13 1 2 10 5 -14
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
2015 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - FP2
Latest Vital Boxing News
DeGale Looking for Unification Bouts
Write for Vital Football

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Nov 28 2015 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 5 2015 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2015 1:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 19 2015 5:30PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2015 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2015 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions1069
2.The Fear626
The Vital Football Members League