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Lambert Passes Praise To Players

After today's 2-0 win over Swansea, Paul Lambert has hailed the players individually for their performances.

Speaking to the Official Site after the game, Lambert said.

'I thought Christian was unplayable, he was an absolute threat. The great thing is he's only 21, only a kid and still learning. He was excellent. The goal will give him confidence, the crowd will go with him. You heard the reaction when he came on. Even Ashley, when he came on, he's come from league one but you wouldn't think it! I'm delighted with the boys who have been here and those who have integrated here too.'

As for Lowton's goal, Lambert called it world class, and he also used the same superlative to describe Guzan's performance between the sticks.

As for the Hitman Holman, in true Lambert style, he said.

'Brett needed another lung the way he was performing. He was exceptional.'

Nothing else for me to say really, I doubt this will be Lambert's final words on the game as you could pick out the remainder of the players, Clark, Vlaar, etc - you could wax lyrical about any of them for one reason or another.

Swansea Match Thread.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 15 2012

Time: 7:43PM

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So, so, so refreshing.
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15/09/2012 20:54:00

Its good to come home happy, and go with confidence. Yes!!!
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15/09/2012 20:55:00

A night and day difference from the utter rubbish that we've become used to over the last couple of years. We look like we have confidence and it just shows the difference between Lambert and McLeish, imo.
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15/09/2012 21:09:00

Clean sheet. 2 goals, loads of shots.. Can't wait for motd :-)
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15/09/2012 21:11:00

Let's give Big Eck credit for signing Holman.
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15/09/2012 21:50:00

Arrived back in Brum this morning after a week in Ibiza. If I'd have gone to a Villa game after a week in Ibiza last season I would have been suicidal tonight. As it is the win and the confidence inspiring performance from Paul Lambert's Claret & Blue Army capped a great end to a fantastic week. How many new Holte Heroes were born today? Vlaar even got granted God's song, Holman proved himself to be the singularly best thing AM ever did for The Villa (Nice parting gift), Lowton scored a screamer & Guzan won over any doubters that there may have still been. Happy, happy days. UTV. Buzzin...!!
Adam Deuce
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15/09/2012 21:58:00

So so so agree with everyone. :-)
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15/09/2012 22:19:00

Its going to take a season of these performances to make the players, supporters realise Villa have the potential to again fill the ground with true supporters who will back the club 100% with the right manager and the right "Villa ethos"
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15/09/2012 22:43:00

Excellent game, top quality from every player :D
Green Villan
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15/09/2012 23:13:00

Wish we were paying again today!! Absolutely pumped up!!
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15/09/2012 23:56:00

Well done you Villa boys.
holte ender 1969
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16/09/2012 00:46:00

I could read these comments all day......Such a refreshing comparison with the last couple of seasons. Well actually there isn't any comparison....Lol UTV!
Pride of Lions
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16/09/2012 01:33:00

Fair play PiperUK, agree it was a good move by the big guy.
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16/09/2012 02:56:00

Worth staying up for that, an excellent performance.
Aussie Villain
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16/09/2012 09:44:00

Well done Villa--Lambert did a job on us again as he did at Norwich. Deserved your win.........Swans fan
Phil W
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16/09/2012 10:48:00

So chuffed with yesterday's performance! Let's hope this is the start of a positive but realistic season for us! Does anyone else think that bent had a shocker? His work rate was top notch but he just doesn't seem like the man that's gonna score us goals this season!
Aldridge villan
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16/09/2012 10:56:00

Not sure about Bent as only saw MoTD coverage but it did seem like he was more than capable of linking well with Benteke. Maybe he's substituting his socring for link play or maybe he's not as fit as we think he is. Either way, if he keeps nodding the passes on for Benteke I couldn't care.
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16/09/2012 11:03:00

Lambert deserves the credit also imo, fair enough the players did play well but he has created a team spirit from the downa mentality the players and fans had last season and by adding players creatd competition for plaices, oh and great tactics, so my hat is also off to you Sir Lambert! UV!
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16/09/2012 11:48:00

Aldridge!!! that's my home town too. Have to agree with you that Bent seemed not up for it yesterday, Ashley Williams was much quicker to the ball and he didnt win a header till well into the second half. He won't get his England place back on that display. I was really relieved when Benteke scored, as Swansea could really have won the game with the way they played in the first 20 mins (thank God for Guzan) and their determination to get back an equalizer in the second half. We really do need to kill games off earlier. What was the Ref doing yesterday, he must need glasses with all the handballs he missed. He was dreadful. I now live down in Basingstoke, so this was my first visit to Villa park since the MON days, as I refused to waste my hard earned money on the last two seasons Dross, but God how i have missed it!!! My wifes first visit yesterday to our hallowed ground and Lowton's goal will be remembered by us both, i'm sure. Holman was amazing today and I can well understand his votes in MotM, he never stopped running, however Vlaar made many interceptions that snuffed out any Swansea revival and showed true class. However for me Guzan kept us in the game, without him Swansea would have took the lead and got a strong hold on the game. He really was brilliant today. Given must be wondering when he will get back in the team, as will Gabby, who looked not happy on the bench with his Shirt in his mouth on the MOTD showing. I'm so happy that Villa now have options in reserve, because with picking up 3 yellow cards in defence yesterday, i'd hate to think we have to rely on Warrnock or Hutton. Benteke has now made it really competitive upfront with Gabby surely now 4th Choice, I hope Lambert pushes everyone to challenge and that the dressing room remains positive. Can't wait to see what team he puts out for the Southampton game, a game I thought we would lose after how they played against Man City, but now I have more confidence that we can get a result there and then push on for a Home win against the Baggies. Long live the new Lambert youthful side and hopefully Good riddance to the Dross we had to put up with the last two seasons. VTID
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16/09/2012 12:34:00

It was my first return to Villa Park since my self-imposed exile over Mcmuppet, and I must admit that I was pretty pessimistic going into the game - but I couldn't have been more wrong. What I saw were two teams actually playing football, I can't remember the last time I saw that at Villa Park!! Excellent performance, and Benteke looks class!! I think I'll be back on a regular basis now...!!
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16/09/2012 12:47:00

What 444 said ^^^
The Fear
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16/09/2012 12:57:00


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