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Villa Fan Wants Answers On The Clubs Direction

Villa Fan Wants Answers On The Clubs Direction

Can someone, I don't care who, give us a straight answer about the clubs direction please!

I have never written an article so please bear with me (I'm young/inexperienced but will improve lol!) But hope this is published! {indeed it will... JF!}

Having had a couple of hours now to kick the dog (joke), calm down, grab a beer and reflect on the Christmas fixtures I have been able to look at Lambert's post match interview on Sky and the events of todays shambles vs Wigan.

He said 'It was a terrible start. We had 25mins towards the end of the half when we improved. If we didn't know we were in a battle we do now. Their 2nd goal was conceded from a throw in and that is really, really poor'.

No arguments from me Paul. But is playing well for only 25mins in any game acceptable? Haven't we been conceding poor goals all season without these errors being addressed in training?

When questioned about what he needed to do before the Swansea game, he said 'We need to lift the players'. Really Paul? You did such a good job of that after the Chelsea and Spurs games. He was also asked, following these last three drubbings, if investment in January is a priority. 'No. We need to digest what has happened. What I have said to the players will remain private. I am the Manager so it's my responsibility'.

He was also quoted on WM as saying he still believes in the youth and will continue to back them. So are these same players and same tactics which have been so poor suddenly going to produce a 5 match winning streak??? It is not up for argument that the last 3 games, both performances and results, are NOT acceptable. The squad that has been assembled is light in numbers and quality.

Does Lambert truly believe that reinforcements are not needed to supplement the squad?

Does he really think that the absence through injury of players he largely wasn't picking when they were fit (Bent - frozen out, N,Zogbia - bench warmer, Dunne - out all season and likely to have received the Warnock/Hutton treatment otherwise, Vlaar - admittedly would have played) is to blame for these results?

Or is he simply spinning club approved PR to cover for the fact that he doesn't have the money to make the necessary improvements. Either way that means he is less of a man than many of us thought as that means he.....

1) Doesn't know what he is doing, or 2) Is just another Lerner lacky who is saying what he is told and waiting for a fat payoff when he is scapegoated out of the club.

The secrecy and propaganda at the club is such that I doubt whether any comments made by management, players or board (although these are few and far between) are genuine. In general the silence from the upper echelons at the club is deafening.

Can someone please tell us what is happening. Is there a strategy and, if so, is relegation seen as an acceptable part of that strategy? Can someone there please let us know that this is not acceptable, swallow their pride, admit that that that they have made mistakes and assure us that action WILL be taken? Is that too much to ask?

P.S. No dogs were harmed in the writing of this post UP THE VILLA

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Writer:heavy d
Date:Sunday December 30 2012
Time: 2:34PM

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He can`t really come out and say, "The players aren`t good enough and i`m desperate for new signings" ,though.
NI Villan
30/12/2012 14:52:00
He could do something different to saying "We'll be fine" though. How does the worst festive period in the clubs history warrant that comment? And who bought the players??? The excuse being wheeled out now about injuries, when he had ostracised most from the starting 11, also doesn't ring true. When he was appointed it was reported he had a steely determination and didn't suffer fools glady. Now he looks like a deer in the headclights who will parrott the same "We'll be fine" comments regardless of how bad a performance or result is. If this policy is being forced on him from above then he appears to be sitting on his hands knowing he will be paid off regardless of what happens to the club. That makes him less of a man in my book - Keep quiet and wait to be paid off? I am not putting it all on Lambert though as the lack of leadership from above is the main cause of our worries.
heavy d
30/12/2012 15:04:00
Fans call for wholesale chsange -but look at the team, that is what we already have got. We have had similar results points-wise throughout 2012, but at least the much praised but also now much questioned young side hold out a prospect of improvement. We were going nowhere before PL came. Now the medicine is being applied, and it is a make or break season. No one gets all their decisions right, and it takes time to find out about your players. PL now knows what he faces. By and large his signings have been very good. He will address things. He will make limited but very necessary chages which will secure a way forward and retain our PL status, with a platform to move forward. Come the end of the season, then further clarity about how Villa will address their future in an increasingly bonkers money oriented Premier League would be welcome, but for now it will not help the club to open up an off the pitch debate, when all the focus should be on it. What we must do now is all pull together. I remain of the view we are in a far better place now than 12 months ago, and we must ride this one out, and trust PL who WILL deliver. Up the Villa!
30/12/2012 15:20:00
I believe he expected more from the experienced pro`s already at the club. If even half of warnock, delph, ireland, n`zog, gabby etc had produced to their capabilities the younger players wouldn`t have needed to be thrown in at the deep end together. He`s had half a season now to evaluate the squad. Just because he`s not saying it in public doesn`t mean he can`t see where improvements are needed. I feel it`s a case of our experienced "pro`s" letting us down like they have done for years.
NI Villan
30/12/2012 15:23:00
Stenny, totally agree.
NI Villan
30/12/2012 15:25:00
I still think he is the right man, But Lambert spent nearly 30m on mostly crap, sorry it has to be said. He has got it wrong.
bikini inspector
30/12/2012 15:39:00
30m?....... he's spent, but not that much bikini. But I've been saying on and off for months and months about the silent puppet master(s) upstairs..... Time for Lerner and stooge to go!!!!!!!
Pride of Lions
30/12/2012 15:55:00
just been watching the "live match" on Bedknobs and Broomsticks and am now convinced we need Crocodile, Rhino and Hyena to replace our inadequate midfield in the January window............fingers crossed PL was watching?
30/12/2012 16:01:00
Sorry 20 odd million on crap lol.
bikini inspector
30/12/2012 16:04:00
I believe our direction is quoted in a Status Quo song " Down Down Deeper & Down "
30/12/2012 16:07:00
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