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Lambert - Pick Up And Go Again

Lambert - Pick Up And Go Again

Paul Lambert has told the players to 'pick themselves up and go again' after today's very disappointing performance and result against Southampton.

Speaking to the Official Site after the 4-1 loss Lambert explained he was reasonably pleased with our first half display, but offering no excuses for the second half capitulation, he described it as simply 'not good enough.'

'If you're not bang at it, that's what can happen. We deserved to go one nil up but you have to sustain that. In the second half it wasn't good enough. Now we pick ourselves up and go again.'

With Manchester City and the Baggies coming up there's likely to be a bit more anger before joy over the coming week.

'Losing Stephen was a blow because I thought he was playing really well. But there's no excuse for that. We needed the second goal, one is never enough. I never get too high when we win and I never get too despondent when we lose. They gave us the effort and I can't fault that, we will keep cracking on.'

The scoreline is one thing, but I think most fans are angry about the performance. It wasn't so much really that it was a bad day at the office, it was just the decisions weren't right. Way too many long balls, midfield disappeared and the substitutions were a bit bizarre making us weaker and not improving us.

But again as we all know, it's a learning curve. Benteke and Westwood aren't quite ready yet, so we should see Herd and Weimann back involved until they are - but it'll take time for it to all come together, and as we were all saying after Swansea anywhere, there was lots of work still left to do and improvements to be made.

Today clearly showed that to be the case.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday September 22 2012
Time: 7:50PM


Thats all we can do. Thought that taking Bannan off when Ireland had already gone off was a bad move... Should have taken Holman or El Ahmadi off and moved Bannan inside
22/09/2012 20:04:00
We are going to struggle big time. The signings have been very very poor.
We're Not Fickle
22/09/2012 20:14:00
We are going to struggle big time. The signings have been very very poor.
We're Not Fickle
22/09/2012 20:14:00
A lamentable performance and a shameful result.
22/09/2012 20:20:00
Bit early to write the signings off i think.
22/09/2012 20:27:00
i think we got some of the worst fans about we only sing when we are winning i knoew this would happen last against everton we were crap then newcastle and last week we were the best and this week we crap again is this what you call support? just stop moaning like a bunch of women and get behind the team ! make me sick some of no loyalty whatsoever
22/09/2012 20:38:00
agree black villian not saying we wont struggle but some of the so called fans are a disgrace
22/09/2012 21:13:00
Fans need to call it as they see it, and that was just unacceptable.
22/09/2012 21:43:00
Also agree black_villian. Have also been fickle myself this season but enough is enough. If people want an indicator of where Villa are and where they are going consider this. At Euro 2000 the German national side were awful. They didn't get out of their group and played stone age football. The wheels had fallen off the once might 'German Machine'. The DFB (German FA) created a long term plan to resurrect the side. It took them a decade. Even when they got to the 2002 WC Final it was considered a flukey aberration. it wasn't until the last 2-3 years that they have enjoyed of long term planning. Something similar is happening at Villa and the fans will have to be patient.
22/09/2012 21:47:00
* The fruits of long term planning.
22/09/2012 21:48:00
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