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Guzan - We're Heading In The Right Direction

Brad Guzan has said that our performance against Man United is proof that the club is heading in the right direction again, but we aren't quite there yet.

Speaking to the Official Site while people bore themselves during the international break, Guzan said of our performance:

'I thought the performance against Manchester United was a good indicator of where we're heading. I think it's a sign of things to come. We want to create something special and the manager wants to do that too. I feel the pieces of the jigsaw are starting to be put in place, it will take time but we're on the right road definitely.'

Guzan was also pleased that the team really gave the fans something to shout about during the game, and he knows the fans are responding to the 'desire, determination and real attacking philosophy' we are now starting to show during games:

'We're improving all the time. We're starting to create an identity as a team, we know it's not going to happen overnight but it was good for the fans to see that performance. They were pleased with our display in terms of the effort and ability on show from all the players. When you walk off the pitch after a game against Manchester United feeling that you could and should have gotten a result, is a good sign. The fans were absolutely tremendous, we gave them something to cheer about.'

Again, clearly we aren't there yet but it was an improved performance where more did click than in previous games, so with the confidence boost that should've given everybody then at least that's the type of effort we should now see on a more consistent basis, and then the results will follow.

Brad Guzan Forum Thread.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 14 2012

Time: 3:54PM

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Winning isn't the only thing that makes a manager's life enjoyable. It's high up the list of course, but there's other aspects of a managers job/role that can put a smile on his face even after the most cruel and/or unlucky of defeats. He wants to come into training every day knowing that what he says matters to his charges, that he has a 100% (or very close to it) attentive and supportive dressing room. That matters this season in particular at Bodymoor Heath. It matters quite a lot. It seems to us outsiders that Paul Lambert has that luxury right now. His players appear to believe in him, and his vision for the way forward, a belief that is strengthened by Brad Guzan's above comments. There's an argument that can be made that suggests that effort can beat talent, and while we certainly have talent throughout our current first team squad, on the majority of occasions this season to date the lads have displayed much effort, and played with togetherness. They have 'invested' in each other. And there isn't a stud in the group. For years a parade of 'stars' has rolled through Villa Park like a circus parade, that isn't the case this season. The emphasis is very much on team. That looks to be a very good thing, and is one of the major reasons why many of us 'believe', despite the rather disappointing start to the campaign. It's still early days of course, but the egos seem safely in a holdall somewhere else far away, not our problem anymore. Of course what all this will mean come next May is another thing, but right now the 'mojo' is definitely good. That has to mean something. Well said Brad Guzan. Heartening to read. Well done Paul Lambert.
glensider
The performance was in the right direction, yes. The trick is, for it not to be a one off, or very much like a one off. We need consistent performances like that, but as Brad says, we are improving, so keep it up lads.
Pride of Lions
GS that is a brilliant summary. I think by the end of November we will still be in the botton 4, maybe even the bottom 3. However I anticipate that we will make massive strides after that and as I said at the start of the season would not be surprised with a top 10 finish. A cup final is a distinct possibility to add to this. Despite our league position we are moving forward and the team bonding/building along with creating a sense of belief amongst the fans has been expertly managed by PL. The 19th minute. UTV
voiceoftheholte
totally agree, the 'trick' now is to raise their game for EVERY game. If they play like that v all but the top six or seven, we'll be fine and might even get the odd result v the top teams.
the Fear
 

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