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Lambert - Don't Judge Too Quickly

Lambert - Don't Judge Too Quickly

Paul Lambert has questioned how people can say players from the lower leagues aren't good enough until they've been given a chance.

Speaking to Sky Sports as the window draws to a close, Lambert was honest in response to some of the flak circulating given the types of players he has signed so far.

'I know from experience if you don't have the hunger as a footballer, then there is no point in playing the game. With people from the lower leagues, you are giving people opportunities. How do you know someone is not good enough? You won't until you give them that chance and I like to do that. I have total confidence in them to go and do the business.'

There's fair points on all sides in this really, but this is how Lambert works so there shouldn't be any surprises that he's continuing to scour for what he believes are the cream from leagues below us who can come in now or in the future to do a job for us.

We just have to trust his judgment and trust that whatever kitty was agreed when he accepted the job, that he's spending it in the direction he wants to.

We'll find out if he was right as the season progresses.

"It's my decision, football decisions are mine and I will take the responsibility on everything. Hopefully the fans can trust us."

Paul Lambert Forum Thread.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday August 31 2012
Time: 5:49PM


How dare he!!!!! I waited almost an hour before judging :-)
31/08/2012 17:53:00
Here here, for gods sake let's give them a chance
Randy bollox
31/08/2012 18:02:00
Newbie here. Seems like a good course of action: can't compete with the overloaded clubs; tried signing second-tier names and it nearly broke the club. Have to do something. Is this the emergence of an 'Ajax model'? Clearly understand what you are trying to do and find talent who might surprise you and make money when they move on? Seems like a plan and all for it. Will fans give him the time needed to build on a philosophy?
Villan in Exile
31/08/2012 18:03:00
I just posted this on Facebook; "Benteke in a private jet on his way to B6. Benteke + Westwood (hopefully) + Bennett + Bowery + Vlaar + EL Ahmadi + Lowton + Guzan + Holman. That's virtually a whole new team. OK so no "marquee" signings but also no over rated, over priced, big time charlies looking for their last pay cheque. Instead Lambert has gone for "young & hungry" players who will be desperate to make the most of the opportunity of joining The Mighty Aston Villa. No big transfer fees weighing heavy on players shoulders. No pressure on the players. The pressure is ALL on the manager who has shown faith in these young lads. Personally I'm excited. OK so we're not gonna win the league (who is?) and we probably wont win a trophy (no change there then). But what we are doing is building for the future. Be patient fellow Villa fans. Show your support and stick with PL. In Lambo we Trust. UTV. The 19th Minute.
Adam Deuce
31/08/2012 18:06:00
Wish peple would chill out, he's bought us almost a full squad for the same price and wages as Heskey and Coker!! He only needs 1 signing to impress and he would be able to recoup the whole outlay. At least we have suffcient numbers now to get us through to Jan.
31/08/2012 18:08:00
In Lambert we trust.
31/08/2012 18:13:00
PL's principles are fine by me ... but - and there's a big 'but'. 1. Surely there needs to be a good mix of experience and youth? From what I can see there are a good number of young players coming from the lower divisions - who's there to lead 'em? 2. Who is to provide the goalscorong chances? If it's Ireland then I'm yet to be convinced, but if he does turn out to be the one, who will cover for him when he's injured? Again,I like PL's p.o.v., but Villa are already bottom - do we have the wherewithall to stay up? ... the leaders on the pitch? ... the creativity?
31/08/2012 18:14:00
will judge at xmas and end of season, doesn't mean we can't express opinions and air our fears though!
The Fear
31/08/2012 18:17:00
I'm all for givng players from lower leagues a chance, but why is it we do all the giving of chances. I never noticed any other PL clubs after the likes of Bowery, Westwood, Stephens, etc. No, they're going for quality, players who can hit the ground running. Sorry PL but I'm on the back burner with these.
Pride of Lions
31/08/2012 18:18:00
the_lergy, the nervous tic...;-)
Villan in Exile
31/08/2012 18:19:00
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