Would You Sell Bent? & Lambert On Team Selections
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Would You Sell Bent? & Lambert On Team Selections

Would You Sell Bent? & Lambert On Team Selections

Paul Lambert has tried again, this time on www.bbc.co.uk/sport to blast the rumours that Villa are forcing him not to play Darren Bent.

The theories and lies will continue, because it is more interesting than the truth. Simples.

The Villa boss, put simply, clearly just doesn`t fancy Darren in his current set up.

See our story from a few days ago: Click Here

Not saying I don`t think Bent will leave, because I do, why would he sit in the stands? But not because of this rubbish. If anyone really thinks Lambert is a patsy, or that Randy picks the team, then blimey, we really are in trouble!

He told the press:

'You get knocks in football, but it is how you bounce back from them.' Adding on Radio 5 Live: 'The system at the minute is definitely suiting us. Gabriel Agbonlahor, I think, is playing at the top of his game, Andreas Weimann has energy to burn and Benteke, I do not want to say he is the complete player because he is not, but he has been absolutely brilliant. His goal ratio is frightening from the national team to coming here, and he is leading the line exceptionally well.'

So a footballing decision? Looks like it, from numerous quotes, especially the 'I pick the team` stuff from this last week.

Not sure how much the system is suiting us though, I`ll feel more agreeable to that when we are 10 points clear of the relegation zone! Personally I like 2 up front and strikers who score.

Grizzly has just posted in the forum, having listened to Lambert on radio:

1.DB9 does not have a problem and the gaffer doesn't have a problem with him.
2. He has not handed in any transfer request and continues to work hard in training.
3. Aston Villa have received no offers.
4.They have no interest in selling him.
5. All this is a load of rubbish that the media have pounced on since the striker has been dropped. Further, Villa have picked up 4 out of 6 points since DB9 found himself in his executive box and not on the bench.

Read more: Click Here

Thread on Bent: Click Here

Would you sell Darren Bent?
Poll Date: 29 Nov 2012
Suggested By: JP Fear

No 50%
Yes 27%
Yes but not to relegation threatened QPR 23%

So there you go, decisive as ever, we`ve gone 50% yes, 50% no!

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Date:Friday November 30 2012
Time: 2:24PM


V444....Erm, nice try but largely, I don't work with kids but I regularly am fortunate enough to deal with critical emergencies involving heart attacks as they happen (2 this week) so let's not get started on amateur psycho-babble profile nonsense, we're better than that....I am like you: outspoken and honest...my point, re-worded for you, as I actually like you ya big lug, is: you make intelligent and brave points about Bent and others, not always right but always clear...then you go and ruin it and get involved in petty arguments, sunshine. I think they're beneath you. It's not just you, but you're nearly always involved. Just a real pity that you seem to inevitably end up posting in arguments that are personal and in doing that, your experience as a player and views as a learned poster are diminished and tarnished. Also, if you feel belittled, that wasn't my intention, don't take it personally and accept my apologies. Also, the comment had no foundation in hypocrasy as I haven't contradicted myself and did not set out to be sarcastic or belittling, but let's not get pedantic about semantics eh...have you guessed my job yet? ;-). Send me an email at gilsenan0633@googlemail.com and we'll have a proper convo.
03/12/2012 12:14:00
cut out the personal bickering chaps, no real need, we all want what is best for Villa.
The Fear
01/12/2012 14:33:00
sorry, vitalfootballadmin posts should have been through my TheFear username.
The Fear
01/12/2012 14:31:00
I find it amazing that some are taken in by Bent's stats and performance under GH. He may have kept us up but that was nearly 2 years ago with a totally different team. His 1 goal every 2 games was based on penalties and his stats are misleading as he plays up front on his own and all goals go through him. If he plays, no-one else on the team scores so his 1 goal every 2 games is basically what the team scores. It really isn't that hard to comprehend. Forget about him scoring 2 years ago with Downing and Young setting him up 10 times per game. 2 years is a long time in football.
01/12/2012 10:28:00
I've tried explaining Astriel but it's not my fault that you can't understand. BENT DOESN'T FIT INTO OUR TEAM AS HE WON'T GET THE SERVICE AND CAN'T CREATE FOR HIMSELF. THIS WILL NOT CHANGE IN THE NEAR FUTURE UNLESS WE SPEND 50 MILL ON A COUPLE OF PLAYERS. That makes him worthless to us. Support your ******** team and your manager. He will prove over time that he knows more about football than you know about anything.
01/12/2012 10:22:00
koolbill, I know that you work with kids but do you not see your comments belittling. Do you speak to everyone like that as if you're their dad???? Not the first time that I've picked you up on your hypocracy sunshine!!! onlyteam..... started the missus comments a while ago.....
01/12/2012 10:19:00
I still don't get it... What are strikers supposed to do besides score goals?????? Would Messi be the world's best player if he only scored 10 goals a season. Even if he kept every other attribute? NO! So why sell the best player in the squad at scoring goals!? Bent has played less games than any of our other strikers but has the same goals as Weimann and more than gabby. I don't get it. I don't care what his work rate is. We bought him to score goals. Bent has PROVEN that he can score for this club. So why sell him when he has done exactly what we need him to do??? I still have not read one statistical logical or intelligent comment from 444 that justifies selling Bent. All I hear is "I don't like Bent because he gets paid alot of money and is lazy but scores more goals than the rest of our team". We have the 18th WORST attacking record in the league.
01/12/2012 09:00:00
You can tell Lambert is starting up the Bull***t, when he says he thinks Agbonlahor is playing at the top of his game.....whatever game that is, 'cause it ain't scoring goals.
Pride of Lions
01/12/2012 03:23:00
I think its someones bedtime dont you?
30/11/2012 23:56:00
There you go 444, getting allirate again and belittling...the previous post by you was actually quite good and balanced and then you ruined it...ho hum. Let's get Keane in for a few games and a new winger so we can finally sell Gab too.
30/11/2012 23:53:00
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