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Lambert's Job Is Safe

A number of journalists have said they believe Paul Lambert's job to be safe at Villa, despite our current form, but that Randy Lerner is well aware of the battle we are in.

Writing on the Birmingham Mail Mat Kendrick quotes the manager saying in response to the question was Randy showing concern about our recent run of results:

'I'm pretty sure he is astute enough, I'm not silly. I know the pitfalls of the game. He's been great with me since I've been here. I always speak to Randy, I've always had a good relationship with him.'

That relationship aside, Kendrick understand Lambert's position is not in danger, and Lerner will instead look at further investment in the squad to ensure survival, rather than another change of manager again.

'Listen, we have conversations all the time and it would be wrong for me to say there is X amount available. You can work with what you've got and if one or two come in, then great. As I said the other day, we will try and do something.'

Many fans were up in arms over Lambert's earlier comments about fans being in dreamland when it came to names like Joleon Lescott and Scott Parker, but he didn't rule out spending money, he ruled out those two, one of which has already said he isn't leaving City, so you have to hope that whilst the press circle 'no to Lescott' rehashes, Lambert does have his eye on the ball on similar players who would do the same job for us.

Because we all know we need them!

On the subject of Lambert's future, it brings us nicely to our most recent poll.

Should Lambert resign/be sacked

Yes, he's taking us down - 23%
No, we'll be ok - 60%
Really still unsure - 17%

That's still a lot of faith compared to what you read on the forums and in comments, but you have to ask how much of that may be reliant on what we achieve in January, and on how we strengthen.

New poll asks in a similar vain.

Should Randy Stay Or Go?

Yes, he should stay
Yes, but this is his last chance
Yes, but we need better communication
No, he's had his chance
Depends on how he backs Lambert this window?
No, fullstop

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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 15 2013

Time: 8:47PM

Your Comments

'Randy Lerner is well aware of the battle we are in'. Did he hear about the latest crisis on TV...the web maybe? Did Faulkner tell him about it? Perhaps he worked it out by himself?
VillaWillRiseAgain
Any Villa fan up in arms about the 'dreamland' comment needs to get a grip. There are big enough things to worry about without people deliberately taking comments the wrong way just so they have another stick to beat him with. I'm glad his job seems safe, don't need uncertainty right now, we do need funds - quickly!
McGrath4Pope
Of coSure his job is safe. All of the upheaval of recent years has to stop somewhere. No one will be happy with the current position and all of the constant negative comments don't help. We are not down yet and until we are the club needs support.
Gordonsleftboot
Spot on Gordon, How many top managers are gonna be clambering over themselves to come and manage us? Some people on here are in dreamland. The manager needs backing in the market and that falls on the board
TuBBz
Its been a while since I came here to comment, but I hate to say the words "i told you so", the last debate I was involved in was about Rodgers or Lambert for Villa, I said both would religate us, my predictions for Rodgers was 18th and Lambert 19th. I left because I was getting abuse, I came back to say what did you expect? Neither have experience at our standards and neither can sign the quality needed, will we go down? Yes, will we come back? Maybee in 4 years. My opinion, but I aint been wrong so far
Astonian Villan
Agreed Gordon. Whothe hell would take on the job knowing Lerner is in control.... I mean, look at the track record.
Pride of Lions
the club gets support on match days, forums, pub tables, discussions anywhere reflect opinions, that doesn't stop our core fans who can be arsed to go from giving 100% and paying 100%. We've been magnificent during this crap season, and Lambert has said the same several times.
The Fear
Its only an opinion I dont have inside knowledge to back it but the way I see it is Villa let 7-8 players go at the end of last season. Those 7-8 players had to be replaced with the 20 mill Lambert was given but on probably half the wages.The truth is the sort of investment needed to replace what we have lost was nearer 60 mill. Hence the so called lower league and youth policy.Further adding to the problem is the existing senior pros I exclude Bent from this due to injuries have not performed anywhere near as well as was needed. Whether you like Lambert or not just who do you think is going to come to Villa first of all that is better ? For those who want to get out Lambert please suggest just who we can replace him with because I cant see a better potential manager out there who is going to come to Villa Park given the current financial restrictions and I am not having a pop at those people who dont like Lambert everyones entitled to an opinion.But the easy route is to say sack without putting forward who we can replace him with. If it was down to me I would be getting rid of Dunne.Warnock,Hutton,Nzobia,Ireland,Bannan,Delph,Albrighton,add to that 2 signings of Lamberts I do not rate KEA & Bennet no I do not think Lamberts the best thing since sliced bread but cannot see anyone better who would take the job.
Merlin128777
If Villa go down then Lambert should be given a chance to rebuild and regroup. If the club --with new signings -- end up mid-table by May then Lambo should also be given another chance If Villa stay up by the skin of their teeth despite new signings then -- if he's available and wants the job -- the board should look at Benitez. He's a great tactition, likes the EPL and almost certainly has contacts throughout Europe.
VillaWillRiseAgain
 

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