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Paul Lambert Rounds On Negative Book Swallower!

Paul Lambert Rounds On Negative Book Swallower!

LOL, some very strange and funny quotes as highlighted in the Birmingham Mail from Paul Lambert today.

Is this pressure? Is he usually narky with press? Whatever, made me laugh!

He apparently asked one journalist if he`d swallowed a 'negative book` adding, "Every question you ask is negative. Gabby is playing well...really, really well."

at an angle press conference

To be fair, it is the presses job to ask questions and the questions are pretty obvious at the moment, we are short on goals aren`t we?

"The team is going really fine. I have no problem with Gabby. If that`s your take on it, that`s your take on it."

He also refused to talk any further about Darren Bent saying he had already answered 305 questions about him the other night. Which is fair, he did answer the same question about 20 times and at some stage we all have to accept, it is his job to make these decisions, he gets the plaudits if right, he gets sacked if not I guess, as is the way with football.

lam in shade

"I want to win the game. It`s not rocket science." And says on the lack of goals, "It`s not something I`m actually overly worried about, because I know it will come."

He also pointed to a 'really really fine` run of games, four unbeaten and 3 clean sheets.

Aston Villa 0 - 0 Stoke
Q.P.R. 1 - 1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1 - 0 Reading
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Arsenal

Not sure that it is worth getting narky with the press though, you need them on your side and it is their job to ask relevant questions. The Bent situation, agree or not, is a big decision made by the manager. The lack of goals is an obvious problem. Not sure I like it when managers start to 'turn` on press because it shows that things are pressured or not quite right. Or am I reading that wrong?

Oh to be a fly on the wall at some of these things!

Quicker we pull away from the lower end of the table, the quicker the pressure will start to lift. One great positive is the team don`t seem to be letting it get to them, which for a young side, is outstanding really. A win v Norwich and 3 points at Anfield wouldn`t make for a bad week would it?! There, I`ve just swallowed a positive book!

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Date:Monday December 10 2012
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ABOUT TIME! these idiots have been asking the same lazy rubbish for weeks now .
bikini inspector
11/12/2012 12:50:00
PoL, the press are trying to get a story to sensationalise something. PL is just fobbing them off and they're not getting whatever he really thinks. Fair enough that we're not setting the world alight but we definitely, definitely don't bow to the press. This isn't the right area to moan about.
11/12/2012 11:04:00
Answered questions about Bent 305 times? PL's mum has told him a thousand times not to exaggerate.
Rowley Villa
11/12/2012 08:37:00
Oh, and while we're at it "Gabby is playing really, really well"? I'd like to know where..... BH possibly!......
Pride of Lions
11/12/2012 03:57:00
So it's OK to wax lyrical about a couple of positives, but when questions are asked about something important - and currently negative, the toys are thrown out of the pram..... I see......
Pride of Lions
11/12/2012 03:54:00
I like the way he talks to the press, he's clearly just brushing them off as much as he can and giving them as little as possible. He's protecting the team and doing the right thing in my opinion, some things are left behind closed doors.
10/12/2012 20:37:00
PL commands the conference and the press will learn this over time and that's a better way of having things than the press picking the team for him or trying to unsettle what seems a happy camp. He's always been like this throughout his career.
10/12/2012 17:29:00
..........* replace 'did' with 'than' ..... please. UTV
10/12/2012 17:25:00
................ as for the press, how many times does Lambert have to repeat his squad policies and tactics ??? ......... mind you, if it was only 2 times, its a lot more times did Bent touched the ball on Saturday lmao.
10/12/2012 17:23:00
We'll have goals in January ...... Jozy Altidore is on his way ;) UTV
10/12/2012 17:20:00
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