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Lambert Hurt - But No Apology Or Resignation

Lambert Hurt - But No Apology Or Resignation

Well, not sure any of us really want to talk about the embarrassment brought to us via an exit from a fourth division team, but best give the managers reaction.

Only reaction I wanted was 'I resign` and 'it is my fault I keep changing formations, make ridicilous substitutions and tactics and I hold my hand up, those who said we needed experience were right, what was I thinking?` but of course, modern managers don`t have the dignity to resign, they wait for the golden goose of being fired.

Lambert told the official site he was 'gutted, disappointed and hurt'.

Try being a fan Lambert. Sad thing is, this is the man the majority wanted as well.

And he blames the defenders, not his instructions: 'If you have a man in the penalty area, you have to be prepared to compete with him. Everyone knows their job and who to pick up. It's man for man. It's me against you. That's your job. You know who you're picking up. You know what you're doing for corners and free-kicks. That's not hard to understand. That's black and white. It comes from an individual. It's me against you.'

And this bit really gets me, Lambert said he felt the team had 'let the fans down.'

NO. YOU DID/HAVE.

'I am every bit as hurt as what they (us fans) are. It's my responsibility. I know exactly what it's like and I know exactly what they're feeling because I am feeling the exact same."

I very much doubt it, we are steeped in this club and you are taking it down.

Then he starts talking rubbish about coming out fighting v Millwall. More talk off the pitch.

Sorry folks, his buys, he had £22-24million in the summer AND admitted that Randy had more money if he wanted it but he felt they were ready. READY? Men v boys. Watched Dean Saunders interview on Sky last night after the match and he said that Bradford had more experienced defenders than us.

If it wasn`t so said it would be laughable.

How a man can lose 8-0, lose to a 4th division side and get thrashed by the likes of Southampton and Wigan and not resign is truly beyond me.

The team have my 100% support, I can`t say any of them aren`t trying (which is even more worrying because it means some aren`t good enough, or at the very least aren`t ready/old enough/experienced enough yet) but this manager? Worst one since Billy McNeill surely?

Our latest poll asks the same question as before, should he stay or should he go?

Would have been nice to have an apology Mr Lambert.

In three teams being worse than us we trust....

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday January 23 2013
Time: 10:14AM

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too angry from me or right? I hate calling for managers heads, can't remember doing it before, but this one should have resigned already, but certainly after last night.
The Fear
23/01/2013 10:18:00
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He was pretty much smiling in the post match interview too. Doesn't seem fazed in the slightest (See Owen Coyle last season and how that ended up). You can tell when a manger is in trouble whe they start spouting the same stuff. week after week Lambert = Dust ourselves down, Eck = i play 4 forwards, DOL= Good bunch of lads.
son_of_cher
23/01/2013 10:25:00
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I agree to an extent but is there really anyone out there that would want to join us and capable of geting us out of this mess? I don't think anyone could do it going down just seems inevitable. We desperatly need experienced players who work their socks off and we hardly have anyone, 23 days in the window and not even spent a penny.
calavfc
23/01/2013 10:25:00
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Oh by the way, I dont think there are 3 worse teams that us at the moment. Maybe not even 1 ? We are the worst team in the league by far at the moment. The table doesnt lie and nor do the stats.
son_of_cher
23/01/2013 10:26:00
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No - not too angry. It really is that bad and your comments are valid and in the right tone - and you're more reasonable than most of us. I can't express how angry I am without resulting to expletives. The team/squad is the worst I can remember in 40 years, our midfield and defence are rubbish, utter rubbish, two or three players in our team last night wouldn't get on the Bradford side. For God sake what the hell is happening?
26.05.82
23/01/2013 10:31:00
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I wanted to give him the time needed to build a team, and after Liverpool thought it was the right thing to do, but after the 4 drubbings and then to lose what should have been an easily winnable game last night (no disrespect to Bradford, they deserved it), I have run out of patience, he's screwed us worse than McLeish and I never expected that. Lambert - F OFF.
xfranc
23/01/2013 10:32:00
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Totally agree JF, things were looking dodgy approaching the xmas period and thenwe get slaughtered match after match with PL saying after each one "i'm gutted, we have to pick ourselves up and go again"........which "we" didn't! and that culminates in being beaten by a division 4 team - not in a romantic one-off cup match but over 2 legs in which the div 4 team proved they were the better team with better players, manager AND tactics. he needs to sign SIX players today and tomorrow but to be honest i wouldn't give this clown 2 bob to spend
griffgriff
23/01/2013 10:33:00
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I wonder how a bank would turn out after 6 years if 2 football players bought it, sacked all the experienced staff it and then tried to run it on there own. Utter madness from Randy, he's basically down the same but vice versa
son_of_cher
23/01/2013 10:33:00
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NO Fear - the man is totally inept and a disgrace. Also, you missed out the worse part of that interview - ""We will never have a better chance to get to a cup final throughout our whole careers," added Lambert. "I can't repeat what was said to the players in the dressing room and no manager would tell you that, but everyone is hurting. They might take 10 or 12 years to even get close again." 10 or 12 years??? Is that how long he has written us off for? I remember expecting a good cup run in the FA, League Cup or UEFA every couple of years - not that long ago. This man is so out of his depth its laughable. Fully expect us to finish rock bottom.
BigFatRon
23/01/2013 10:33:00
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and just thought i'd add to the billy mcneill reference, EVERY scots manager of aston villa over the years have been nothing short of disastrous!
griffgriff
23/01/2013 10:40:00
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