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Lambert - Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

So, well, I didn`t expect to be asking this at this stage of the season I have to be honest.

Things are obviously not going well and blame is being pointed all over the place including our new manager.

So, albeit with reticence, I guess we`ll have to ask in the poll.

Should Paul Lambert resign/be sacked.

I`m not a great one for calling for managers heads, never really been a thing of interest for me, certainly never in articles 'do this, do that` etc... Maybe with owners, but not usually managers!!!

But it is up for debate, to me it looks like we are heading one way and to me this was pretty obvious when we decided to not bring in a bit of experience with the young players. My information is that it was Lamberts policy, maybe he did think the senior players he had here would do better for us? That said, he dropped Bent fairly quickly (after scoring v Saints) and never tried Warnock, I did think when a new manager came in, it would signal a fresh start for all. Warnock under MON when he first came I thought was brilliant.

Bit of an incoherent ramble this, so to the question. Should they gamble and keep him and hope he can keep us up? Or should they gamble and sack, bring in someone else in the hope that the new man has the 'honeymoon` effect and gets us enough points to stay up?

Not easy is it? Especially as this is a manager that the majority seemed very happy to be getting.

Personally, if I was the manager, I`d have offered (up to Randy if he accepted) after a record breaking 8-0 loss. No way, after spending 22 ish million in the summer and with our squad (which fair enough, is also not a top 10 one) should we be being humiliated. Or after the 4-0. Or after losing 3-0 to Wigan. BUT most especially after losing 3-1 to a 4th division side.

But hey, that is just me, a quitter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had said in the summer, with our squad, I feared relegation, you can`t put all the young players in a team and expect them to be able to face experienced, older players and teams with the correct blend (younger and older). I also said whether we go down or not, I`d stick with Lambert. Having seen the ridiculous formation changes, the playing players out of position, the way he almost looks defeated himself sitting on the bench, I`m not very much not of that mind. I`m in the 'what the hell is going on and what the hell should we do` mind. I`m sure the owner, CEO, manager, coaches, players and most fans are of a similar mind.

One thing is for sure, in my humble, and a point that many seem to be missing, these young players are being damaged. Some will be good enough, some are now, but they still need help (as per all the pundits, and our former players/heroes like Big Ron, Laursen, Dublin, Merse, Yorke etc have said) and haven`t go any. Imagine how they are feeling? And no, the 'they are on good money` doesn`t wash. They are still humans, they will be feeling humiliated and you can see now, as soon as we go a goal down, they are all 'oh no, not again`. Not a good situation to have put them in. Not good at all. In fact, I`d say it was negligent. If a pratt like me could see the blend was just not right, how could a 2m a season manager not see it? He's played at the top level, surely he remembers being a young player?!

Ramble over. Vote away, poll on the right hand bottom of the page (and in article comments/forum comments, can we please respect each others views, I`m fed up of some of the responses to each other, fans are fans, we all want the same thing no matter how different we see the way forward)

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 14 2013

Time: 10:56AM

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Personally, warnock would be a ray of sunshine. Our left backs, defensively, have been poor I reckon. Warnock isn't that bad.
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14/01/2013 11:05:00

Fear dude well written and your right, we wanted Lambert but never expected the decisions and youth project so quickly implented by Lambert which has cost us dear, for me Lerner must back him or sack him nothing in-between will do or we will go down!
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14/01/2013 11:08:00

I don't want Lambert fine but I'm not confident we will stay up. I actually wish we'd gt relegated last season and Lambert was in The Championship now fighting for a play off spot (although I appreciate PL probably wouldn't have left Norwich if we'd not been a PL club). :(
Adam Deuce
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14/01/2013 11:10:00

*gone. Not fine.
Adam Deuce
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14/01/2013 11:11:00

I don't get this "We wanted" Lambert. No Villa fans I know did. A few thou at Norwich sung his name granted but I expected a more experienced and high-profile gaffer to manage the institution that is Aston Villa Football Club. Too much "Dog and Duck" mentality these last few years. Anyway, for the record my vote is GET RID. We may go down with another manager but I am pretty sure we are goosed with this chap in charge. Bloody hope I am wrong.
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14/01/2013 11:14:00

axe should have fallen before xmas. Too late now for a new man to do much now. The window has been wasted. Need a manager that can organise the team and give them some structure and tactics
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14/01/2013 11:34:00

Out of the crap that was available at the time and thats the key here "at the time" He was the best available that would come to Villa Park given the wage & spending restrictions in place. Lest we forget by now the squad was threadbare several players having departed he needed to fill these gaps with players on lower wages hence the youth policy crap which I have never really believed if true then hes cooked his own goose more likely the 20 mill to replace those who left but on half the wages was never going to be enough to buy several quality players. Sorry Randy & PF the fair play rules arent in force yet you spend peanuts you get monkeys and with the amount of players who departed we needed serious investment to replace them the alternative now stares us in the face,REGARDLESS OF WHO THE MANAGER IS.
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14/01/2013 11:39:00

Polls looking conclusive at the moment. He should stay. In the long term he'll be great for us. He has my support.
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14/01/2013 11:52:00

I don' think it is in Lambert's long-term interests to be bloody-minded, and I'm sure he doesn't really want a relegation on his CV. While totally baffling in some respects, there must be a good reason why the likes of Warnock, Hutton and Bent are not being selected. Considering last season that everyone said Hutton, Dunne and Warnock should never play for us again, why the sudden volte-face? The biggest problem for me is Lambert's constant tinkering with team selection and tactics - this may have served him well at Norwich, but he had that side for 3 years. He needs to be more pragmatic and find his best 11 and play them - we haven't the squad for rotation. He has not become a bad manager overnight, but does seem to let his stubbornness transcend all.
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14/01/2013 11:58:00

It wasn't a few that sang for him at last seasons final game at Norwich, it was almost the entire away following. And it is the away following that can be genearlly considered (in most cases anyhow) to be the core support. If there wasnt effort being applied and if it appeared he had 'lost' the dressing room, as the man with no name had last season, then thoughts might be different, but we should show faith and give even more support now. Wolves showed us last season what not to do and they would all have McCarthy back in a flash. We know investment is needed in certain areas. We didn't expect to be two senior centre halfs down for as long as we have. He had faith in KEA with his Champions League experience being a lot more influential than he has. It is these two areas that need addressing. Maybe when Vlaar returns it is worth putting Clark in front of the back two and have him provide some strength to Westwood and Delph. But lets not do a Wolves. Good people show their ability when times are at their toughest. I still feel that we will come through this and look back on the season with pride. Hopefully with a trophy and a mid table finish (both realistic). Keep the faith.
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14/01/2013 11:59:00

You are making the mistake of assuming Lambert is aware of his own failings, has honour and a conscience. If he had offered to resign after the x-mas games and it was accepted he would have prevented himself from getting the "Aston Villa Golden Handshake for Failure Pension Plan" that has gone to the last string of idiots Lerner and Faulkner oversaw the recruitment of. His failure to criticise and coddling the players isn't working, borne out with a majority of poor performances and results. His man management skills (which he thinks is his forte, and he certainly brings nothing tactically) have failed to motivate the under performing senior players in the squad with his "I'm the boss and I'll show you" approach. It was clear to even the untrained eye when the first window closed that he had the balance of the squad wrong - and before anyway says his hands were tied, he was given 23million which could have been spent more wisely. Has he admitted any mistakes and addressed them? No, just more of the same and more pain for club. Thanks to the accumulated cock-ups of the last 3-4 years we are not an attractive option to anyone, players or managers, and we are stuck with him. Randy's belated offering of money when half of the window is already gone is, frankly, closing the gate after the horse has bolted, and also means we are in a desperate league position and will have to pay a premium price for players. Great way to run a club Randy. Have you ever tried planning ahead instead of reacting to crisis'?. We are stuck with Lambert but we are also stuck with Lerner and Paul 'we are aiming for europe' Faulkner. Not a brain between them or an ounce of humility.
heavy d
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14/01/2013 12:14:00

Of course he should stay. Who else would come in? Utterly ridiculous to fire him now. Even if we are relegated I would stick with Lambert. I believe he will come good eventually.
Bobby Norman
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14/01/2013 12:15:00

Bobby Norman I agree but I'd expand a bit who else would come who we would want ? Just the usual failures or managers untested at this level.
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14/01/2013 12:31:00

Stick, things can only get better. We need to remember that we only won 2 games from Jan to May last year and we've got 4 wins in the next half season. The mentality of the club is taking longer to turn and it's not an easy job...
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14/01/2013 12:37:00

I don't think any of us should get too excited by the transfer window. Money or not, there is generally little value in the January window (Wenger, Ferguson both feel this way) and I would say our best bet would be loan deals for the likes of Palacios (say) or similar. It would be fair to say the loan of Keane last year probably kept us up, and we need to look down this route in the first place. Then if (or rather when) the worst happens, we won't be saddled with big money failures on the payroll. And in any event, for all this talk of youth and inexperience, exactly WHEN might we reasonably expect Agbonlahor, Albrighton, Delph and Bannan (to name but a few) to become seasoned pros with Premier League experience? Surely they are already there? They are just not good enough, is the problem.
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14/01/2013 12:58:00

Does it matter? Which manager is going to come in and galvanise the players so much that they suddenly start playing well? Because I havent heard/thought of one realistic manager that I would get in for Lambert. Its down to the players to get their heads out of their ***** and start playing to their full potential. Did Lambert make Bent miss a sitter against Bradford? Did he force Benteke to miss an open goal against Saints? All this talk of Lambert having 20 mil in the summer and wasting it, well with the squad he inherited (one of the smallest and poorest) 20 mil was a **** in the ocean. If he had bought two quality players of 10 mil each, how depleted would our squad have been then considering our injuries? Its been bad enough and he brought 6 players in! We needed major investment in the summer to add QUALITY and QUANTITY as well as making a statement that Villa were going places again. We didnt do it and no other club was stupid enough to take our overrated, mercenary primadonnas. This team will either stay up or go down but changing the manager wont make a blind bit of difference so we might as well save the manager compensation money as thats all this club seems to be interested in - money saving.
Lion Heart
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14/01/2013 13:16:00

the problem lies with defence, he would never have expevted to reach this stage of the seson without Dunne and Vlaar available. Sort out the CB situation and a decent midfielder and we will be a totally different team. The clock is ticking Mr Lerner.
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14/01/2013 13:20:00

Why do you think Lambert would stay if we go down ? Either he will be sacked then, or he will walk on the basis that, as I have said before, this will not damage his CV that much because in private he will spill about The Management. If McLeech can get a job that now has a shouting chance of making the playoffs, how difficult do you think it will be for Lambert. His career is still in front of him regardless and it will be marked down to "experience", ironically enough.
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14/01/2013 13:23:00

Im still waiting for an article which looks at the whole picture and gives an honest appraisal of PL... Theres been lots of small stabs at PL in the forum but every criticism of him has been made based on the last month and then the few jabs about his summer choices... I have to my favourite is giving him 20m as proof he was backed by the board if we are the big club many seem to think we are 20m is a drop in the ocean... Anyway thats beside the point giving someone 20m is nice but giving them a small wage budget to act within limits the scope of players he can bring in... Il just leave it at that I hate when I write long posts the blame lies with our 'experienced' players and the board...
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14/01/2013 13:27:00

But the guy is just clueless - in his latest interviews he professes to not know how much has been invested, as if its irrelevant. I think I would make a point of knowing this if I was in this job getting that money. Also, see this article: The much vaunted scout wants to do one after three months - why? Most people would at least have the courtesy to see out the season.
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14/01/2013 13:44:00

It's up to Paul Lambert if he walks or not. It's up to ***** (Lerner) if he decides to sack him, but the big question then is, who replaces him? Who'd be stupid enough? I could understand if Lambert decided to walk. Lets face it, he came into the club knowing he had to get rid of high earners and that the squad needed a massive overhaul. So what is he given to do it? Peanuts! (relative to the size of the task). Ok, he has made mistakes, but compared with previous occupiers of the managers seat, not big ones. KEA, Bennett yes, the rest, no, I think they'll come good. The blame for this surely and most definately lies with Lerner, full stop.
Pride of Lions
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14/01/2013 13:51:00

I'm in support of Lambert. I agree some of his tactics have been bad but what has he had to work with? Little money for players and no money for wages. He bought players that we could afford to pay. It's no suprise that some of them are not good enough. Lambert should take some of the blame but sacking him would be harsh imo and won't help our predicament.
king villa
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14/01/2013 14:00:00

Everyone seems to think Lambert chose this path ofplayin youth. When you look at our squad we have loads of EPL experience and some qulaity in there too. However look at what our high earners / experienced players have done some through their fault and some through injury. We have had no option but to play our reserves. I dont use the phrase kids as they are mainly around 22 / 23. If they were good enough they would have got in our team 3, 4 or 5 years ago!! Exp Man for man. Given had a shocker and seems half the keeper he used to be. Dunne hasnt kicked a ball allseason no one expected that. Hutton has major charachtr floors and we all saw how poor he was last season. Warnock has slated the club so many times I think the board have stopped him being allowed to play, Ireland is the most inconsistent player Ive known but his lack of a tackles there for all to see and we are not good and he is not god enough to carry him. N Zog is half the plyer we saw at Wigan,Gabby has been injured on and off all season as has Bent. Vlaar looks good and will improve us but has little EPL experience but is Hollands 1st cghoice CB so when hes fit great! KEA looed great start of season but his heads gne right down. Hence we have been eft exposed, my guess is that lot cost Villa 700k a week in total and what have they given us this season?? I dont blame PL at all...
Chelt Villan
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14/01/2013 14:12:00

Chelt, it is the managers job to get the best out the players he has. You don't just throw a bunch of blokes on the pitch and say there you go its all over to you. The players hve to take some of the blame but Lamber is being paid handsomely and quite frankly is a disgrace. He has alienated every senior pro at the club, his tactics have gotten the worst not the best out of every player on the books and he paid premiership prices for unproven league 1 and league 2 players. We have been mising a midfield engine room since NRC left, GH saw it and signed JMII but he was crap. Mcleish even saw it and played a mix of Stan, Clark, Warnock and Chris Herd in there. Lambert's solution? Delph, Westwood and Bannan. It dosn't take a genius to see what needs to be done but still here we are two weeks into the window and nothing. FFS even Fear and co have stopped running the transfer rumours thread because there aren't even rumours in the gutter press due to the fact that eveyone knows just how impotent Lambert is
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14/01/2013 15:00:00

Well said AVbab. Again, Villa are just being reactive to a desperate situation. Again. How about being pro-active. So Randy Lerner is going to reprieve Villa this season to save the club for another season of toil and dissapointment. Good players =a better team=better results. Not Rocket science.
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14/01/2013 15:11:00

I'm still behind him, I'd rather make up my mind after the transfer window closes though. Vlaar is nearly back too, which is important. I don't think sacking him is going to save us now, better stick with him and see what happens, I think we'll get out of it. I've just seen Nigel Reo Coker is available again. Any takers? I most definitely would. Also bring Warnock back into the team, don't know what's going on there, he'd probably be like a new signing at this stage.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
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14/01/2013 15:13:00

AVb+b, get the best out of players??? These players are doing their best. They have NO experience. Simple. There isn't any better. They are not 27 and at the peak of their careers. They are just beginning and were bought for future. Out of the experienced pros that he got lumbered with ( basically because no-one else wants,) who would you get better out of and he CHOSE to alienate them because they're sitting around getting paid to do FA through laziness. Who would you put in the middle if it doesn't take a genius to work it out of the existing squad??? 2 players will make this a decent team but we don't have them. Randy is to blame, no-one else. You had the same hatred for MON, are you a Rangers fan??
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14/01/2013 15:46:00

I didn't particularly want Lambo, particularly as Norwich were one of the worst teams to visit VP last year (and one of the few to look outclassed), but was prepared to support him. I don't think he's the prime problem though - until RL/PF either decide to sell or invest, we could have Mourinho in the hot seat and it wouldn't help. My choice has been Gus Poyet all along, but could he do any better with the current playing staff and little/no money to play with? One of many sobering things to hit me since Saturday's shambles - Bentecke is a real talent and a prospect, but putting all the weight of our expectation on the (admittedly broad) shoulders of somebody who's basically a kid, is just not fair.
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14/01/2013 15:59:00

As far as I'm concerned he has to stay. We're in a mess and that's partially his fault, but I believe he can and will steady the ship. UTV.
Smell The Glove
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14/01/2013 16:13:00

Apart from all the other pathetic results we have just lost at HOME to Wigan and Southampton, the two teams we have to finish above. Wigan had not kept a clean sheet since August till they played us. Reading now only need 3 points to overtake us. QPR need 5. But they had a good draw with Spurs and they did not park the bus. Lambert is taking us down, and we could even finish bottom. As I have already stated Roy Keane, Paul Jewell, Phil Brown kept their promoted teams up. It happens, it does not mean they are good managers. Hull City were in a champions League spot at Christmas in their firs season! Maybe we should go for Phil ***** Brown!! Lambert is a third rate manager. Our only chance of survival is to bring in another manager. It might be too late but at least it gives us a chance.
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14/01/2013 16:32:00

Read the comments of PL on sky sports........ Totally deluded ad totally clueless. He can't give any answers because he hasn't got any idea what to do.
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14/01/2013 16:47:00

Lambert should stay, sacking managers like this is weak. He's a good manager, he just needs to do a few things differently.
Bikini Inspector
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14/01/2013 16:50:00

Keep him. The effort is still there for all to see. A newman WILL have the McCarthy effect. This can still be a good season in retrospect. We cannot get any better a manager to keep us up other than stick with him and I remain confident we can turn the corner soon. Once they cross that white line what he can do is limited, but a key ingredient we are lacking is more luck - with injuries, with refs, and with what happens on the pitch. QPR, Reading and someone else to go down.We will escape under PL.
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14/01/2013 16:54:00

Stennyvilla, QPR & Reading are improving & buying players . Without significant investment we are doomed & will probably finish in 20th position . You make your own luck . We are in the relagation zone because we deserve to be & it can only get worse as our players lose more & more confidence
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14/01/2013 17:10:00

Villa were the only one of the bottom six not to pick up a point on Sat. Those who are saying Lambo should be sacked asap are deluded (who'll replace him?) and those saying he'll come good and lead Villa to the Promised Land are also misguided. The reality is that it is too early to say what kind of manager Lambert will become. He could turn out to be the new Ron Saunders or he might be the new Eck. In fairness to Eck he had the same mediocre resources at his disposal (the players) and was slaughtered by the fans while Lambo is getting a fairly easy ride. The game agains Bradford will be an eye opener. If Lambo can't galvanize a bunch of EPL millionaires to a home win against a team from the fourth tier then it will be a really bad show. Even if the club go out on aggregate a win is surely a minimum requirement. Many of us willing to give Lambert a chance are surely doing so based largely on the EPL results. A home defeat against Bradford -- or even a draw -- would be a slap in the face for many of the fans given our collective patience.
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14/01/2013 17:28:00

Adam, I can't believe you are saying you hope Villa get relegated. I have no idea whether you remember how humiliating it was last time, looking at the top flight league table and seeing Villa were not there, never being on Match of the Day, playing in a league below Coventry City. As for the manager, I think we have to stick with him now. I think another managerial change would almost certainly send us down into the obscurity of the Championship. I admit I was calling for Lambert when he was appointed, and I think a sober analysis would suggest he has done far worse than McLeish. But to sack another manager after just 22 games, would be suicidal.
Mark from Dudley
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14/01/2013 17:45:00

What I don't understand is why Lambert felt the need to tear apart the defence which was the one thing that kept us up last season. It is one thing showing the primadonnas who's boss, but would a defence with Collins, Hutton and Warnock in have let in 8 against Chelsea, followed by 4 against Tottenham and 3 against Bradford City? We might have been shot-shy this season, but at least we weren't the whipping boys we are now.
Mark from Dudley
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14/01/2013 17:53:00

Sorry, I meant to say we might have been dull and shot-shy last season. I guess I am getting a bit worked up...
Mark from Dudley
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14/01/2013 17:54:00

Thought that we had 11 defenders last year Mark??
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14/01/2013 18:09:00

Mark, we lost 7-1 to Chelsea with a back line of: Friedel, L Young , Collins , Dunne , Warnock....
Stourbridge Villan
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14/01/2013 18:23:00

It would be justice to see Lambert pay for the arrogance he showed by ostracising professionals he had promised to encourage to leave but that would not do Villa any good if nothing else changed. Let's hope he has learned the limitations of his powers and acknowledges that gradually increasing Norwich's standards is rather less difficult than maintaining Villa's on a decreasing budget.
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14/01/2013 20:02:00

We have three key games coming up, Albion, Milwall and Bradford. If we lose two, I fear the knives will come out with some fans, lose 3 and I think Randy and Fatty Faulkner will think about pulling the trigger. I never expected us to be around halfway by now, but am somewhat suprised that we are in the state that we are in. Just what is the plan at Villa Randy, either, stay and invest and move the club forward or sell up and try and find a buyer. If (!!!) we go down, you might be stuck with a club no one wants. While we are at it, just what does Paul Faulkner do??, useless knob!!
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14/01/2013 20:51:00

Although I haven't agreed with some formations, lineups and tactics (I would have loved to have seen Ireland, Gabby, NZgobia, Bent, Benteke in the same lineup for multiple weeks) I still think the real issue is the squad. Doesn't matter who is manager this current squad is just not up to premiership level. Some will make it but some will never make it at Villa. Mid Jan and no signings is my main concern at the minute.
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14/01/2013 23:09:00

And it's a goodbye from me. We've plumbed new depths this season and I fear it will end in the big 'R'. Let's be frank, Aston Villa do not lose 8-0 in the modern era. We do not start the season with a worse run of results since the 60s and we, most definitely, do not become the laughing stock of the Premier League that we are today. Our goal difference is beyond a joke (and will see us down imho), our players give up (see Chelsea, Spurs and City in the league) and are simply not good enough at this level. He won't play Bent, which is an utter travesty and is relying on players who will never be as good as DB at putting the ball in the net. The football is as poor as last year, with Benteke being used as a target man. If that was the new Forest manager doing that last season, could you imagine the vitriol?? I know everyone was happy with Lambert in the summer but I was disappointed after the whole Ole saga. I'm not saying he would have done better, but I wasn't overly impressed with Norwich last season. Saying that, however, I thought he would lead us to mid table at the very least. How wrong can you be?
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15/01/2013 01:03:00

He has to stay. He must stay. He will stay. Despte frustration, anger, disappointment and suprise at our precarious current position, despite having concerns about his tactics, team selections (and non selections), his signings, his seemingly stubborn approach and stand against certain players, I am not yet ready to hop onboard the ever growing Lambert-Out bandwagon, nowhere near it infact. I could write a book on the reasons for my stance, but I'll spare you all my inane ramblings.
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15/01/2013 05:57:00

I think most Villans value your opinion highly, GS. What can you see that I can't re: Mr Lambert? I was 11 during the last relegation season & it felt like we were in a real tail spin towards the drop in the latter half of that season. 25 odd years on & I'm getting a horrible sense of what I went through back then. I think we were in the bottom 3 after Christmas but within touching distance of mid-table. Sound familiar?
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15/01/2013 11:03:00

I am with you Glensider we cannot keep swopping managers without giving the guy a chance. The problem 20 mill to spend may seem a good amount of money but not when you have lost 7-8 players and need to replace them just to have a squad and on top of that replace them at half the wages of the previous occupants. Why all of a sudden do people think Dunne ,Hutton & Warnock improve us ? they were there last season and accomplished what exactly ? . Yes times are difficult no I do not want to see us relegated and Lamberts youth policy ? well he cant very well turn round and say the management wont give me the sort of money we need to buy good players and we cant afford their wages anyway .Tough times but in truth unless a billionaire who wants to spend 200 mill.on players turns up there is no easy way out.
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15/01/2013 11:17:00

LAmbert should be sacked, he is failing miserably
We're Not Fickle
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15/01/2013 11:55:00

The question should'nt be about Lambert, it should be about Lerner. I've always said that the man is going to ruin this club, & so far he is proving me right. The stupid yank ***** has'nt got a clue.
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15/01/2013 12:31:00

Merlin, yes, Dunne Hutton and Warnock were there last season, and yes we were dreadful. But this season we're even worse. Right now I would gladly take a repeat of last season. And the point is that last season, the defence was reasonably solid, it was the forward line that was letting us down, with too many drab draws. So surely it would have been better to have left the defence alone, and found a decent winger to supply Bent? Instead he's packed the defence with lightweight kids who are letting in goals for fun, and we are still just as shot-shy up front. I'm with Glensider in that we can't change our manager again, but I can't say I'm exactly hopeful either.
Mark from Dudley
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15/01/2013 17:48:00

Manager should learn a few lessons but definitely stay. The main worry is that it's Jan 16th and there's still no sign of signings!!! Come on Lerner
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15/01/2013 20:22:00

Yes Mark we are leaking goals like sieve but take a look how the opposing teams waltz through our non existent midfield.So that ever game the defence is under constant pressure,we have a real problem at left back no denying it but with Vlar back I believe the defence will hold its own,but the midfield is a disaster area.
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Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 1168
2. ClivetheVillan 589
3. The Fear 501
4. kefkat 306
5. Bonker 274
6. DeanoVilla 260
7. Fulford 247
8. sirdennis 216
9. Villan57 213
10. thefacehead 209

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League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. West Ham 3 1 0 2 0 3
12. Watford 3 0 3 0 0 3
13. AFC Bournemouth 3 1 0 2 -1 3
14. Aston Villa 3 1 0 2 -1 3
15. Spurs 3 0 2 1 -1 2
16. Stoke 3 0 2 1 -1 2
17. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Aston Villa vs Sunderland: The Teams
Sunderland : 29/08/2015 14:52:01
AUDIO: Barton on Carroll
West Ham : 29/08/2015 14:43:00
Liverpool: Team News - West Ham United (Home)
Liverpool : 29/08/2015 14:16:01
Liverpool v West Ham - Team-Sheets
West Ham : 29/08/2015 14:13:00
Chelsea v Palace - Team-Sheets
Chelsea : 29/08/2015 14:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Sunderland will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 76%
Lose 11%
Draw 13%