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Lambert Delighted With Everyone Tonight

Lambert Delighted With Everyone Tonight

Paul Lambert has heaped praise on Christian Benteke, our back four and the whole team for 'holding their nerve' in tonight's match.

Speaking to the Official Site following the 1-0 win, Lambert said firstly of Benteke:

'Christian has been excellent. You run out of things to say about the big guy. He's a fan favourite! His general game is outstanding, he has been brilliant, excellent, superb. He might not hit his peak till his late 20s, but he's played ever so well. He's developing his whole demeanour, he's growing up. Remember he's only young but he's a strong lad with good ability too.'

Moving on from the Bentekkers praise, he added that he was delighted with the teams nerve to hold out for the victory when Reading inevitably put pressure on looking for an equiliser - I still say we could've added a second and looked more dangerous even then:

'You have to keep your nerve, they did that. Credit to the back four too. Nathan has not played for a while, Enda came off, we put Eric on, but we withstood it. I was impressed with the spirit of the team - full credit to them for keeping on going. We always looked a threat.'

In the rest of the interview Lambert kept on picking out certain players, like Brett Holman and Stevie Ireland's impact when he came on but ultimately it's a night to be happy with the three points, so you can hardly blame him.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday November 27 2012
Time: 11:52PM

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Have to say,for such a young back 4.........credit to them,seen Vlaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrr was out and thought ..gulp...........fecked up a couple of times but got away with it........thank the Lord Paul.........
jasevilla
28/11/2012 00:18:00
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Westwood gets better and better,hope it continues,looking to be a cracking buy and future star.......
jasevilla
28/11/2012 00:20:00
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I'm still waiting for PL to sum up Benteke's performance without saying 'He's only 21'!
VillaHippo
28/11/2012 01:01:00
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Probably after his next birthday VillaHippo. Then it will be "He's only 22"....Lol
Pride of Lions
28/11/2012 02:05:00
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update on Bent - its a little confusing but having looked at his appearance records for Villa its at or around 50 games in all competitions. From the snippets I have seen on other player contracts with this sort of app-related "add on" clause...the milestones are usually obvious no.s ie 25 apps, 50 apps. Not 17.5 apps, for example. Also 22 goals. So if he comes on and scores a hat trick we re skint.
malacaxeta
28/11/2012 05:35:00
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If you take the 2 Manchester clubs out of it, we have drawn 2 and won 2 in our last few games. Thats not too bad imo and things are looking up.
GibboVilla
28/11/2012 08:56:00
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V depressing take on the state of football, malacaxeta, but probably all too accurate. If this truly is dictating whether he plays or not, it's sad and pathetic. A bizarre way to run a club or a sport.
144wittonlane
28/11/2012 09:10:00
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Benty's involvement isn't much of a concern to me, if we need to get shot of him for financial sustainability then so be it. After last night's performance the obvious problem for me is defending set pieces! Lucky not to concede from several of their set plays yesterday...
Bristol Villan
28/11/2012 09:52:00
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Two bad teams last night and we shaded it. I think back fondly to previous Villa teams we thought of as 'ordinary' and wish we have some of those players now. QPR next - Have we EVER beaten a Harry Rednapp side? Can't remember doing so...
onlyteaminthemids
28/11/2012 10:09:00
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Lambert doesn't have a problem with Bent? Ok then Martin O'Neill didn't have a problem with Reo-Coker and Abramovich doesn't have influence over team selection at Chelsea :-) There is a problem but this seems to be a case of bloody mindedness from Lambert. The main issue here is the only clubs who will be willing to pay enough for the transfer to be feasible in January are likely to be those vying with us for survival. If he goes to QPR (as has been suggested), coupled with Melty Face Redknapp taking the reigns, I can see him scoring the goals that send us down. People who put grudges and pride over what is right? Is Bowery or Bent more likely to grab a goal in a tight match?
heavy d
28/11/2012 10:21:00
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