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Lambert Asks Brilliant Fans For Time

Lambert Asks Brilliant Fans For Time

Villa boss Paul Lambert has said that Villa fans have been 'brilliant` with him since joining the Lions but also asks for patience as Villa sit in the bottom three.

He said on Sky Sports that the bottom three is not where, he, the club or the fans want to be, adding:

close up press conference

'I understand it's not where you want to be and the fans have every right to voice their opinion. But they have been brilliant with me and all I can ask for is to stick with us.

'I also know the bigger picture and it's not just a quick fix."

He also points out that some of the performances this season have been 'very good` and that we`ve just lacked that little bit of luck or a break.

lambert on touchline

Hmmm, not sure I like it when managers start to point to bad luck, but hey ho, certainly think he has the time and patience of most of the fans, certainly how it seems on the message boards and at the games right now anyway. Strange in some ways as this is the worst start in over four decades, but I think most fans know this isn`t an over night job now and that we can`t keep changing managers... we aren`t Chelsea!

'Some of the performances have been very good. We've just not had that break, that little bit of luck to go your way. There have not been too many times when I've walked away and been disappointed with the way we've played.'

Interesting to note that Mark Hughes has been sacked by QPR. Lets hope they don`t get someone in who can shoot them out of the relegation zone, or at least not before we climb out. (Thread: QPR sack Mark Hughes.. GULP!

Lamberts quotes follow on from Ron Vlaar earlier saying that Villa fans have been fantastic. See: The Villa Team Appreciate The Fantastic Fans

villa park back drop with lam

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday November 23 2012
Time: 2:14PM


To quote Sir Chewalot .. "football is 80% talent and 20% luck" and on the youngsters “Go and make your mistakes in the first team. You'll learn more in a month in the first team than you will in two years in the reserves.” ...... we aren't playing badly, it is improving and we are not far away from being competitive, the young lads and Vlaar, El Ahmadi have to learn from mistakes and adapt .... they will, Lambert is meticulous in training and is hands on in the group, even playing with the lads. Few more faces January and we will improve a tad more. Anyone who thought this was going to happen in 15 or 20 games with new players are deluded. Back the lads tomorrow to the hilt, the fans are in this as much as the lads on the field. UTV
23/11/2012 14:34:00
He has my full support for however long it takes to stabilize and turn this around. Keep the faith, in Lambert we trust.
23/11/2012 14:55:00
Me too. I back PL and what he is trying to do. Despite very poor results it has still been more enjoyable than last season. at least I feel now that we have hope. I will be annoyed though if we don't bring some much needed experience in during January. Even a couple of loans to the end of the season.
23/11/2012 15:08:00
Slack 'Arry in pole position for Loftus Rd - have to say if anyone can get that lot out of trouble (by fair means or foul) its got to be him.
23/11/2012 15:33:00
Im with you Sherlock and co above Lambert has my full backing as the two main concerns of mine in recent weeks was the league position yes it hurts but i do not blame Lambert we will improve, and also i was worried about there being any money from Randy for some quality players in January there is so im just concentrating on supporting and hoping we win again im confident we will get back up the league oh and we have a league cup to win aswell;)
23/11/2012 16:39:00
Lambert asks Brilliant Fans for time - and Brilliant Fans ask Lambert, please no more lower diision players in in January!!!!!We need some seasoned experience to help us out of this and pass on their experience to all our lesser experienced players, otherwise we really will start to tread water. Lambert still has my backing and still will from February 1st onwards too if heresists recruiting from the Championship and lower.
Pride of Lions
23/11/2012 17:08:00
................. like all the seasoned experience QPR bought Pride ?? no thanks, build for the future, where do you think experienced players come from ? from other or lower leagues and adapt to become Premier League experienced. UTV
23/11/2012 17:24:00
its all about staying in the prem. if this guy carn,t do it then get rid. lets face it , its been along time since villa have been anythink more than a middle of the road club. so thats all he has to do and he will be a god at villa park. win a coker cola cup and he will be a deme godthats all they wan,t at villa now
one match ban
23/11/2012 17:38:00
There is no argument exclusively for just young or experienced players. There needs to be a blend. We don't have that and that's why we are struggling. I'm all for giving lesser players a chance to prove themselves but it is suicidal to try to blood more than half a team at the same time. If anything, throwing a load of inexperienced players in at the same time actually damages their development and can prevent them reaching their full potential. Players like Bannan, Westwood, Bennett (red card) and Lowton may end up being top quality players but they stand more chance of achieving that if they have some old heads to lean on rather than each other. Scholes, Beckham, Butt etc had Keane, Ince, Cantona, Giggs etc. Would that group of players have developed at that rate if they were playing with a load of other premier league newbies? When under pressure and struggling for confidence, where are the seasoned experienced players they can look to for encouragement and support? Gabby? Don't make me laugh. Lambert may have done something similar at Norwich and built a team together from the lower leagues. But they did their on the job learning playing the likes of Colchester and Charlton - Not Man Utd and Man City. Learning from your mistakes is one thing, but doing it under spotlight in the Premiership when relegation WOULD cripple the club financially is another.
heavy d
23/11/2012 17:46:00
I'm with Lambert all the way, even if we finish 17th and avoid relegation on the last day. I like what he's doing and can't ask for much more, things have been improving I think we can all see that, despite last weekends game against the linesman. As Fear said, we aren't Chelsea, we can't keep sacking managers (except for McLeish), a club like Villa right now has to start from scratch, and there's no point doing it over and over again. I'd rather have 3 or 4 years under Lambert like this and at least building towards something rather changing manager every 2 years and forever being in a period of transition.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
23/11/2012 18:44:00
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