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Lambert - Sink Or Swim & I'm Not Drowning

Lambert - Sink Or Swim & I'm Not Drowning

Paul Lambert has said he remains confident about the future of the club and what he's trying to achieve, as he continues to look at the bigger picture.

Speaking to the Official Site Lambert said he believed the fans were still looking at the big picture like him, and whilst he can understand the tension created by the last two results, he looks at more like three points gained from fixtures against Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs.

Yes there's a certain sense in that and prior to the games most would've been happy with a point in each to be fair, but again it's not so much the losses that have got people's back up, it was the scorelines and the lack of a performance that has really worried people.

'I can understand the frustrations, but I can see the bigger picture. I know what we want to achieve. I know we're not a million miles away from midtable if you hit a little run. You have to put those barriers up, you take criticism on the chin, it makes you stronger. There's no hiding from it. There are two ways of looking at it. You pick yourself up or you sink. We're certainly not going to go sinking. We're not sitting bottom, we're not in the bottom three and we're only a few points from midtable! We want to make a success of this place. A more experienced team than we have right now has flirted with relegation the last few years, so it just shows you, you have to earn the right.'

Yup a more experienced team last season were at this stage 5 points clear of our current tally, and given the changes in the squad that isn't actually too bad when you consider this team should continue to improve as they gel and really click, but we don't have to hit the extremes of an experienced but unmotivated squad, and then lurch to an inexperienced but very hungry squad.

Get the balance right, to help the lads when they are off form or it's one of those days and they will develop far better in the short term.

Nobody really knows what deals didn't come off in the summer, and they could well have been deals that saw that additional touch of experience come in. If they were Lambert knows exactly where to go in January, pull them off and give us the best shot possible at a more comfortable end to the season.

Nothing wrong with continuing to bring kids in that he thinks will grow with us, just get that experience as well.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday December 28 2012
Time: 5:53PM


So who is swimming, or is it diving or... I don't follow MF! Lol
The Fear
28/12/2012 20:10:00
As the somewhat superb Neil Young once wrote, and often sings, 'Keep On Rocking In The Free World' Paul (Neil didn't address 'Paul' of course). It was never going to be a five minute job, you inherited a mess, a team on its knees, heading nowhere fast. Yes, I've seen some poor stuff this season to date, some thoroughly worrying stuff in fact, and I've questioned some of your signings, tactics, actions etc., but I've witnessed promise too. Encouraging signs that suggest we are on the right track. Keep On Rocking Paul, I'm with you, more importantly so are many thousands of claret, blue, and lime types out there in the big, bad, beautiful world of ours.
28/12/2012 21:36:00
Im with GS i also back Lambert, i think we have found a manager that given time will build this club back to where she belongs i really do believe that, but Randy has to back Lambert in January to get us a couple of quality signings to help these youngsters out, Lescott Barry/Milner would do nicely along with a striker and we would rock alright UTV!
28/12/2012 21:57:00
Absolutely! The kids can't do it on ther own. With too much on their shoulders, it could ruin their confidence. We certainly need to experienced players in to help them through this season.
Pride of Lions
29/12/2012 01:53:00
And so it begins, pointing out the failings in others try to conceal your own failings. Mcleish was reveiled but he had more points on the board and we never got spanked so badly so using him as a benchmark is scraping the barrel, especially when all of the experienced squad described was still available to PL when he arrived and it was his choice to offload and or alienate very single one of them. If success is measured by reducing the age of the team and acheiving only marginally worse results than the most useless manager we've ever previously had then PL is doing great
29/12/2012 10:24:00
I will say it again Mr Fear, Lambert showed me nothing at Norwich in terms. Of tactics and I have to say I still believe he is not good enough, it's devastating watching the rubbish that's served up, he can't set up the team , clueless is not a word I use lightly ,,
29/12/2012 16:25:00
Watching final score & feeling ill at the moment! This season it really does look like we've had it. It's 0-3 at the moment & I'm damn glad I didn't make it today :/
29/12/2012 16:26:00
Really can see a bright future with PL incharge even though at the moment it does seem like nothing is going right. I can see a good bit of promise from some of our young players but a stong experienced ball winner is needed in midfield, we also lack numbers at the back, one or two center backs is a must looking at how injury prone our current players are. Remember sometimes it takes one step back to take two steps forward. UTV!!
Tallaght Villan
29/12/2012 16:27:00
Dead man walking
29/12/2012 16:39:00
Relegation would mean any player worth keeping will be sold off, the loss of a minimum of £70 million in TV revenue under the new deal and every premier club that survives being even further ahead of Villa. All because the chairman and chief executive haven't got a clue and try to do everything on the cheap. He sold the browns for $1billion/£640 million yet doesn't want to spend a penny? He may well try and salvage something by chucking a few quid at it in January but answer me this. Will any decent player want to join Villa under the current administration, especially after such very public humiliations in recent weeks? The only way we will be able to get the calibre of players we need to join us is by overpaying in both fees and wages. I may not have a business degree but doesn't that negate all of the earlier cost cutting that has been done at the club? Proud history Bright Future is just a crappy PR sound bite. Under this shower of b*stards its more likely to be a ****e future
heavy d
29/12/2012 16:45:00
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