Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Football Manager In Thanks To Fans Shocker!!!!!

Football Manager In Thanks To Fans Shocker!!!!!

Plenty of post QPR win stuff:

Paul Lambert has hailed the team's 'exceptional reserves of courage' following our fightback against QPR today. Speaking to the Official Site following the 3-2 victory over our relegation threatened rivals, the gaffer said he thought we passed the ball well in the first half, but the goal rocked us, and we weren't really on the front foot. See: Exceptional Reserves Of Courage

Quality as usual: Villa Grizzly Match Report v QPR

Stats: Click Here

However, the nice bit is the manager recognising the role the fans played.

I know I`m a sucker for this, hate when the fans - who pay good money to watch some very average stuff - get criticised but do so like an appreciation of what the 12th man brings to the table.

Just proves my point, give fans the right performance and effort and the claret and blue army will respond in kind... and then some.

Paul Lambert told www.avfc.co.uk that Villa park was 'rocking` and the noise was from all around the ground.

'The noise was deafening. The place was rocking. It just shows you the potential that is here. "

That is exactly the point. Some say we moan a lot. They don`t always stop to ask themselves why!? This is a big club, or was, and has underachieved massively since our last trophy in 1996. The fans have remained loyal in my humble and give us an excuse to make a noise, we make it. Not that we need an excuse on the road, we are superb on our travels!

Lambert continued: 'I have had nothing but praise for the crowd since I have been at the football club. They have been right behind us when we've been beaten pretty heavily. They have still come in their numbers to watch us."

Adding, 'It's big thanks from me to the crowd, that's for sure."

Ticket info for Villa v Liverpool: www.eticketing.co.uk



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday March 18 2013
Time: 12:47PM

Comments

0
I have been to Villa Park on a few occasions and always thought your fans were loud and proud. A long run of poor results/displays can lower the volume but I agree that fans will respond if they see that their team is at least giving their all. Nice to see a manager saying such positive thoughts.
SFC Forever
18/03/2013 13:03:00
0
Saturday was a great example of supporters SUPPORTING their team, rather than just turning up and watching. This season our SUPPORT has been excellent. The crowd have not got on the players backs, but stuck with them. When QPR came back to 2-2 was a perfect example. 20 seconds of being quiet and disappointed, then the cry of 'Villa' rang out all around the ground. It must have given the players a massive lift. I believe the main reason our crowd has been so good this season (hasn't always been the case) is that the majority can see what Lambert is trying to do, and whatever the shortfall of the side, 100% effort and commitment has been guaranteed. Those given the chance who wouldn't give that commitment (eg. Ireland) are not playing. Great potential here IF we can just stay up UTV
krfeskivilla
18/03/2013 13:16:00
0
Usually when I go to VP I am a committed Holte Ender. I took advantage of the family offer on Saturday to take my two nephews. The North Stand was rocking as well! It was a great atmosphere and the boys thoroughly enjoyed it.
cheshire villan
18/03/2013 13:35:00
0
Serves as a reminder of we can provide when we have something to shout about. Still, it's nice of PL to recognise and salute the fact.
Pride of Lions
18/03/2013 13:43:00
0
Saturday's game is a perfect example of why whe us fans talk about our club we say "We/Us" and not "They/Them". We're all in it together and we all do our part. Loved it Saturday. Most fun, tension and drama I've had at Villa Park for years. Looking forward to the Sunderland game, they've got to play United, Chelsea, Newcastle and Everton before they come to VP. We could bury them!?!?!
Adam Deuce
18/03/2013 18:17:00
0
To be fair, hasn't PL consistently thanked the fans for their support - particularly away from home?
BobTheBuilder
19/03/2013 13:20:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Garde Talks Up The Defence

Manager Remi Garde has done his normal midweek piece and in this edition he talks about the 'massive solidarity' amongst our back four.

Premier League Rebrands Ready For Villa Departure

The Premier League have today confirmed that they are rebranding from the 2016-17 season and inevitably the Lion goes.

Fox Will Be Gutted - Shirt Revenues To Drop

Chief Executive in the world of fancy titles Tom Fox will have been gutted to inform long standing members of staff they faced redundancy following his CEOship...

King Outlines His Villa Hopes

Having been appointed to the bridge of his beloved Titanic and joining other people without a background of running anything football related other than possibly the odd...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Profile
Mike Field
Profile
Steve Wade
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
Profile
Turkish Penguin
Profile
Glensider
Profile
Chris Heath
Profile
M Calucar
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn6%
Richards1%
Okore11%
Lescott9%
Cissokho0%
Bacuna0%
Gana33%
Westwood1%
Gil7%
Agbonlahor25%
Veretout7%
Sub - Clark0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Who will be Channel 4's lead presenter?
Latest Vital Boxing News
AUDIO: Hearn: Joshua's next fight will be big
Vital Football Comment

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 2:05PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions453
2.The Fear265
3.ClivetheVillan239
4.Fulford237
5.JuanPabloAngel168
6.sirdennis161
7.revdpete153
8.DeanoVilla119
9.Wurzel113
10.He'sBiggerThanMe&You88
Write for Vital Football