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Stick or Twist?

midbedsvillan01 asks do Villa stick or twist?

Having watched the debacle at Millwall last night I thought I would wait for the furore to die down before I threw in my threepennyworth.

As what is probably our darkest hour since the late sixties appears to be approaching at a rapid rate of knots, I would ask this question should we stick with Lambert or should we change again?

Having been on the terraces during every relegation the Villa have suffered since the 58/59 season history seems to say changing the manager has little effect in changing the fortunes of teams in decline.

From when Joe Mercer took over from Eric Houghton, Cummings from Taylor and Docherty from Cummings. We stuck with Mercer when we were relegated he had a young team and he got us back. They stuck with Vic Crowe when we relegated to Division 3 in 69/70. He got us back. I know things in both financial and football terms are different now but I believe the fundamentals are still the same change is not always the answer.

Lambert has had the team for 5 months they have gone from the next best thing to sliced bread after the Liverpool game to apparently the worst team ever to put football boots for team, and Lambert from one of the up and coming coaches to one who hasn't a clue.

For people to suggest that most of these players couldn't give a toss about the club is most cases I believe is stupid most of the team are extremely young in Premier League terms and most are trying to make a future for themselves if they get it wrong they can very quickly end up as journeyman players in the lower leagues or non league as has proven in the past.

Whilst what is happening at the moment is not at all pleasant and relegation is a distinct threat and would be very depressing it is not Armageddon.

Paul Lambert is a proven coach moulding young players into teams that have been promoted to the top flight of English football, what he has been asked to do at Villa is to backwards engineer a team in the top flight to be able to remain there in one season after two seasons of decline and to do it in one season.


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Cannot understand for the life of me why we didnt bring in a couple of quality players on loan,yes I understand everyone saying we must not make panic buys of players looking for a last pay cheque with you all the way on that but loans mean we do not have to keep them. Yes I would stick with Lambert just wish he would cease with the "We pick ourselves up" quote we do that many more times and we will sound like a dry cleaners. Have resigned myself to relegation whoever the manager is the owner seems satisfied to sit back and let it happen,wonder will he think the same in 12 months time when his investment shrinks by half.
28/01/2013 10:56:00
Stick, If we want a different result, lets try a different action. lol in terms of fans reaction though i laugh to myself sometimes. houllier it was tippy tappy footbally .. the banners go up.. McLeish it was dour defensive football with overpaid deadwood with no heart being selected. fire him we cried... Lambert, we sang his name we got the youngest team in the prem and some cavalier attacking at times yet atrocious defending Now we say fire him and get the experienced "deadwood" from last season to play ... lol if there is one thing I think we should admit to ourselves as villa fans is that we want villa to be succesful .. here and now and to hell with logic or medium term memory and simple math applied to finances .. ! I include myself in this rebuke too! I want it all yesterday! But lets bite the bullet - STICK - different approach. there are worse managers and its january not May...
27/01/2013 17:21:00
I seen this today in the telegraph .. thought it was interesting
27/01/2013 17:12:00
it's pretty simple twist we may stay up , stick and we go down and become the next Leeds or worse Pompey .
27/01/2013 12:16:00
Twist. I like him and thought he would do it for us, but he has been an unmitigated disaster. I just don't think he can atone for the multiple humiliations that have been inflicted upon us this season. Even the previous manager didn't humiliate us as much as this one.
27/01/2013 04:12:00
Stick. Can understand people saying sack him ,but its too late,the 7th cavalry aint coming.All weve got is him and the kids.All we can do for the rest of the the season is get behind them like never before,and maybe miricles will happen, but sacking PLwont change anything.Any new bloke coming in would want time and money,thats two things we aint got.If i could get rid of anyone itd be RL ,the blokes probably holed up in the black hills of Dakota,hoping Villa, the Cleveland Browns and his ex misses will all go away like a bad dream.Message to Randy ,well still be here long after youve gone dont ***** with our club.utv
fc bongobongo
27/01/2013 00:08:00
LionHeart JG would be my combo, and Big Ron or GT on the board, then i would rst assured Villa will be safe and rebuild next season!
26/01/2013 20:58:00
Get rid. Bring in David Platt
26/01/2013 20:11:00
PMSL Cropped dude, ''lets twist agin like we did last summer'' LOL That is quality and has cheered me up by making me cry of laughter LOL Cheers dude! ;}
26/01/2013 20:07:00
Stick. Well put midbeds. Loads is to do with confidence going down the pan, not just not being good enough. Many have proved they have the quality, but are now playing well below themselves - with each defeat seemingly another tightening of the screw and their nerves. We all know the gaping problems of left back and a midfield general that do need to be solved, but solve them and the improvement would be substantial and the confidence of others would return. Doubling up on the left flank might help, even yet another youngster, Williams, maybe. But with no big money signing we must at least pull a loan signing out of the bag who would have the kind of Keano influence (both of them) on the midfield. Pity Barry isn't langushing in City's reseves, but some old hand is needed. Stick with PL but we cannot stick with the current midfield.
26/01/2013 19:56:00
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