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.
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Thread on Bent: Click Here
Would you sell Darren Bent?
Poll Date: 29 Nov 2012
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes but not to relegation threatened QPR 23%
So there you go, decisive as ever, we`ve gone 50% yes, 50% no!
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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